Five children who were abused by their parents in Vancouver have filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the state alleging that the Department of Social and Health Services failed to adequately investigate dozens of complaints about their welfare over an eight-year period.
A Vancouver woman was sentenced today to 180 days in jail for running off with her then 5-month-old son in November when a social worker attempted to take him into the custody of Washington Child Protective Services.
The former girlfriend of Pedro "Junior" Godinez Jr. changed her story Thursday, testifying that she was solely responsible for robbing a Beaverton, Ore., man in November 2012. She told the courtroom that Godinez had nothing to do with it.
Fire damaged a home Wednesday night in east Vancouver. Just before 8 p.m., multiple people reported the fire at a house at 3614 N.E. 163rd Ave. They said flames were coming from the roof of the house, according to radio traffic monitored by The Columbian. Arriving Vancouver firefighters found smoke coming from under the eaves of the house and fire showing in a back bedroom. The crew extinguished the fire within about 10 minutes.
When Jack Phillips heard the screeching of metal, he ducked down in his tractor-trailer cab and hoped for the best. A massive steel beam tore through the truck, missing the 58-year-old Vancouver man by a few inches.
A Vancouver man has been ordered to spend two years in federal prison for sending approximately 100 letters containing white powder and threatening notes to media personalities and members of Congress.