John Branton

Staff Reporter

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Recent Stories

Woman fatally injured in crash in Marion County, Ore.

By John Branton April 19, 2012 6 a.m.

A Newberg, Ore., woman was fatally injured Tuesday when she lost control of her small car and was hit on the driver side by a truck.

Firefighters halt wood stove blaze north of Hockinson

By John Branton April 18, 2012 7:56 p.m.

Two people and their puppy left their home north of Hockinson safely on Wednesday after a wood stove insert caught fire and it spread to wood framing around it.

Driver rear-ends school bus north of Battle Ground

By John Branton and Paul Suarez April 11, 2012 11 p.m.

The Washington State Patrol has arrested for alleged DUI a driver who rearended a stopped school bus with 10 children on board.

Supreme Court ruling on strip-searches won't change protocol at county jail

By John Branton April 11, 2012 3:33 p.m.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that jail officers may conduct strip searches any time they want -- even for the most minor crimes and when there’s no evidence of contraband such as weapons or drugs.

Mom, sheriff’s deputies seek missing girl

By John Branton April 11, 2012 6 a.m.

Clark County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chad Rothenberger is hoping someone will recognize a photo of a missing or runaway girl and see that she returns home.

Firefighters rescue boy, 10, stuck in tree

By John Branton and Paul Suarez April 9, 2012 7:46 p.m.

Vancouver firefighters on Monday afternoon came to the rescue of a boy who was stuck 40 feet up a tree. Two brothers, ages 7 and 10, climbed the tree at 8821 N.E. 104th St. in the Sunnyside neighborhood, said Capt. Dave James, a Vancouver Fire Department spokesman.

Candles for Trayvon at Vancouver church

By John Branton April 7, 2012 6 a.m.

Vancouver resident Art Stubbs lives more than 3,000 miles away from where Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in February, reportedly by a neighborhood watch volunteer, in Sanford, Fla. But he said he still feels sadness and outrage about the young man’s death.

UPDATE: Driver released from hospital after crash on Highway 14

By John Branton April 6, 2012 10:47 a.m.

A Long Beach woman was released after the hospital after a rollover crash on state Highway 14 late Thursday, April 5.

Rescuers use ropes, pulleys to save man

By John Branton April 4, 2012 9:45 p.m.

Bill Dunlap was at home Tuesday night when he heard that a man had fallen down a steep cliff off Northwest Pekin Ferry Court along the North Fork of the Lewis River.

Rescue crews hoist man to safety after he fell down a cliff on North Fork Lewis River

By John Branton and Dave Kern April 3, 2012 10:45 p.m.

Crews now are trying to rescue a man who is at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff in the Pekin Ferry area, along the North Fork of the Lewis River.

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