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Patty Hastings

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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.

Body found hanging from tree near I-205

By Patty Hastings July 22, 2014 5:01 p.m.

A body was found hanging from a tree this afternoon near the southbound lanes of Interstate 205 in Clark County's Green Meadows neighborhood.

Crash victims remain in area hospitals

By Patty Hastings July 21, 2014 10:34 p.m.

A woman and her son remained hospitalized Monday night after a deer caused their sport utility vehicle to go into a ravine Friday afternoon. Jennifer Hanes, 35, of La Center was still at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Monday night; she was listed in satisfactory condition. Her 9-year-old son, Ethan Hanes, improved to serious condition at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

Death of suspected cop shooter ruled suicide due to hanging

By Patty Hastings July 21, 2014 1:09 p.m.

The death of a Clark County Jail inmate accused of shooting a Vancouver police officer during a routine traffic stop last month was ruled a suicide by hanging.

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