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Patty Hastings

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Recent Stories

MX worker is expected to recover fully, not fast

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings July 28, 2014 9:33 p.m.

A Vancouver man critically injured while working Saturday morning at Washougal MX Park is recovering at OHSU Hospital in Portland. Bruce Barnes was struck by a motorcycle that went off the track during the Washougal MX National event.

WSP seeks witnesses to crash involving police car

By Patty Hastings July 28, 2014 4:06 p.m.

Washington State Patrol detectives are looking for witnesses to a two-car collision involving a fully marked police patrol car that happened last month while the officer was en route to a shooting.

Police identify driver, motorcycle rider in Sunday's serious injury crash

By Patty Hastings July 28, 2014 8:16 p.m.

Police identified the two people involved in Sunday morning's serious injury crash between Salmon Creek and Brush Prairie.

Off Beat: Behind-scenes work can lead to many happy returns

By Patty Hastings July 28, 2014 6 a.m.

Not all our heroes carry handcuffs. Some heroes input, update and tend the computerized information that might one day reunite a crime victim with stolen property.

Firefighters find way to offer a lift

By Patty Hastings July 26, 2014 5:26 p.m.

District 6 firefighters noticed that some people they served had no way to get to or from the hospital after an emergency, such as a car crash.

Rain hasn't made risk of wildfires disappear

By Patty Hastings July 26, 2014 4:57 p.m.

Don't light that bonfire.

Clark County fire agencies shift toward streamlined mix of transportation

By Patty Hastings July 25, 2014 10 a.m.

Building more efficient vehicle fleet

Multiple injuries reported in car, school bus collision

By Patty Hastings July 23, 2014 8:46 p.m.

A school bus and a car collided around 4 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of East Mill Plain Boulevard and North Devine Road in Vancouver.

Several crashes reported amid stormy weather

By Patty Hastings , Stevie Mathieu and Sue Vorenberg July 23, 2014 11:21 p.m.

Amid Wednesday’s record-breaking rainfall, a tractor-trailer and three other vehicles were involved in an injury crash on Interstate 205 in Vancouver that clogged traffic for several hours.

Local firefighters help battle wildfires

By Patty Hastings July 22, 2014 10:22 p.m.

An estimated 38 Clark County firefighters, including the chiefs of Fire District 13 and East County Fire & Rescue, are helping mitigate wildfires burning throughout the northwest.

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