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Patty Hastings

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Fire sprinklers' power on display  

By Patty Hastings August 20, 2014 10:39 p.m.

Following four fire-related deaths so far this year in Vancouver, the city's fire department demonstrated on Wednesday just how quickly fire can move through a bedroom and how home sprinklers can suppress the flames.

Fire marshal: Sunday's church fire human-caused

By Patty Hastings August 20, 2014 2:21 p.m.

The Clark County Fire Marshal's Office determined that Sunday's fire at Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Hazel Dell was human-caused.

Hazel Dell church displaced by fire looks for new home

By Patty Hastings August 19, 2014 9:23 p.m.

As fire investigators try to piece together the cause of a fire that ripped through a Hazel Dell church early Sunday morning, the congregation is searching for a new place of worship.

Man remains in hospital following Monday motorcycle crash

By Patty Hastings August 19, 2014 9:20 p.m.

The Portland man injured in a motorcycle crash early Monday morning was listed in serious condition Tuesday at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, according to hospital staff.

Legacy of a tragedy: Crash victim teaches, even in death

By Patty Hastings August 19, 2014 6 a.m.

WOODLAND — Roy Thorp was nicknamed "Professor" because he loved to help, tell stories and teach. And although his smashed-up Subaru and a new memorial road sign are reminders of his tragic death, they also carry on his legacy of teaching, his loved ones say. The 76-year-old Vancouver man was memorialized with the sign unveiled Saturday as family and friends gathered alongside Northwest Hayes Road on the three-year anniversary of the drunken-driving crash that killed him.

Remains on Mount St. Helens identified

By Patty Hastings August 18, 2014 5:38 p.m.

The Clark County Medical Examiners's Office identified the remains of a man recently found on Mount St. Helens as 27-year-old Yosuke Onishi.

Two robberies reported within minutes of each other

By Patty Hastings August 15, 2014 5:08 p.m.

Two separate robberies were reported this afternoon at gas stations in east Vancouver.

Missing woman’s death natural, medical examiner says

By Patty Hastings August 14, 2014 8:52 p.m.

A Battle Ground woman found dead at the end of May in a shed in Salmon Creek died from chronic ethanolism, according to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Vehicle flips near Fourth Plain and Andresen

By Patty Hastings August 14, 2014 4:28 p.m.

A vehicle flipped over just south of the busy intersection of Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard and Andresen Road this afternoon.

Kitchen fire causes $100,000 in damage

By Patty Hastings August 13, 2014 9:22 p.m.

An accidental fire sparked by an unattended stove burner caused more than $100,000 worth of damage to a house in Clark County's East Minnehaha neighborhood.

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