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Vancouver police warn of ‘spoofed’ numbers on caller IDs

By Patty Hastings April 15, 2014 8:48 p.m.

A scam artist claiming to be with the Vancouver Police Department called a local couple and tried to get them to divulge personal information.

Man arrested Friday after train hits truck

By Patty Hastings April 15, 2014 8:42 p.m.

A Portland man was arrested Friday after the stolen pickup he was driving got stuck on a railway crossing near Wintler Park in Vancouver and was hit by a train, Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said.

Bodies found in area rivers identified

By Patty Hastings April 15, 2014 3:19 p.m.

The medical examiner identified the bodies of two men who were recovered from area rivers Monday afternoon. Both men were previously reported missing.

Police searching for Pizza Hut robber

By Patty Hastings April 14, 2014 9:57 p.m.

A woman robbed a Pizza Hut on Monday evening in the Sunnyside area. The robbery was reported at 6:42 p.m. at 11500 N.E. 76th St., just off state Highway 503.

One dead, one injured in two county motorcycle crashes

By Patty Hastings April 14, 2014 7:23 p.m.

One person died and another was injured in separate motorcycle crashes Monday afternoon in Clark County.

Bodies found in Columbia, Willamette rivers

By Patty Hastings April 14, 2014 4:43 p.m.

Two bodies were found in area rivers about 9 miles apart Monday afternoon.

Woman rescued from Wind River in Skamania County

By Patty Hastings April 14, 2014 1:30 p.m.

A 28-year-old Carson woman who tried to swim across the Wind River in Skamania County on Friday evening was swept downstream and rescued a few hours later.

Hazel Dell disturbance turns out to involve BB gun

By Patty Hastings April 11, 2014 10:23 p.m.

An early Friday morning weapons disturbance reported in the Northeast Hazel Dell area turned out to involve a BB gun.

Pickup struck by train near Wintler Park

By Patty Hastings April 11, 2014 7:25 p.m.

A pickup was hit by a train Friday afternoon after high-centering on the waterfront railway crossing near Wintler Park.

Clark County 911 phone service back up after outage

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings April 10, 2014 2:17 p.m.

When 911 phone lines went down statewide for several hours early Thursday morning, local dispatchers sprung into action hoping to work around the problem.

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