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Emily Gillespie

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Drive-by shooting reported outside of Vancouver fire station

By Emily Gillespie October 31, 2014 8:37 a.m.

Law enforcement are responding to a reported drive-by shooting at Northeast 63rd Street and Andresen Road, according to emergency radio traffic monitored by the Columbian.

Group raises money to fix house struck by tree

By Emily Gillespie October 30, 2014 9:01 p.m.

Friends and family of Kathy Waldal, whose Vancouver house was badly damaged during Saturday’s windstorm, have set up a donation account to try to help her.

First woman ID'd on Portland police webpage wanted in Clark County

By Emily Gillespie October 30, 2014 10:54 a.m.

Within an hour of the Portland Police Bureau launching a webpage dedicated to identifying suspects in crimes, the agency made its first identification of a purse theft suspect as a woman who has also allegedly committed crimes in Clark County.

Battle Ground girl hurt in Sept. 10 crash still in hospital

By Emily Gillespie October 29, 2014 8:02 p.m.

A 9-year-old Battle Ground girl remains in the hospital more than a month after an alleged drunk driver crashed into the minivan driven by her mother.

Speed likely caused crash with school bus

By Emily Gillespie October 29, 2014 7:57 p.m.

Driving too fast for road conditions appears to be the primary factor in Tuesday’s vehicle crash that injured 11 people, including four children on a school bus, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Ridgefield house fire investigated as arson

By Emily Gillespie October 29, 2014 3:06 p.m.

A fire at a Ridgefield house over the weekend is being investigated as arson, according to the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Power restored in Hazel Dell, Salmon Creek

By Emily Gillespie October 29, 2014 2:57 p.m.

Power has been restored to nearly 6,000 customers in the Hazel Dell and Salmon Creek area after it was briefly knocked out.

Eleven injured in school bus crash near Yacolt

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings October 28, 2014 3:40 p.m.

Eleven people, including four Amboy Middle School students, were taken to area hospitals after a school bus with 32 kids on board was involved in a crash near Yacolt.

Windstorm cleanup still keeping tree crews busy

By Emily Gillespie October 27, 2014 4:48 p.m.

The cleanup of Saturday's windstorm stretched into Monday, with tree companies continuing their response by removing trees and tree limbs from houses, yards and curbsides.

One of three missing hikers found safe is Vancouver man

By Emily Gillespie October 27, 2014 6:39 a.m.

One of three people who went missing in the Oregon Columbia Gorge on Sunday evening was identified as a Vancouver man.

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