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Patty Hastings

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Shared Hope study: Courts treat buyers of child sex too lightly

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

A recent study from a Vancouver-based organization found that people sentenced in the Portland metro area for paying for sex with children serve an average of 14 days in jail.

Strong-arm robbery reported in east Vancouver

By Patty Hastings August 27, 2014 10:52 p.m.

A kid's bike was stolen during a strong-arm robbery Wednesday night in east Vancouver near Burton Elementary School.

Vehicle crashes into parked car, house in Shumway neighborhood

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings August 27, 2014 8:42 p.m.

A possibly intoxicated woman drove up onto the side of a parked vehicle before crashing into a Shumway house Wednesday afternoon, according to Vancouver police.

Vancouver woman injured in Highway 500 crash

By Patty Hastings August 22, 2014 6:21 p.m.

A Vancouver woman was hospitalized after a three-vehicle collision Friday afternoon on state Highway 500.

I-5 bridge collision causes congestion, sends 2 to hospital

By Patty Hastings August 22, 2014 4:38 p.m.

Southbound traffic was clogged on Interstate 5 in Vancouver this afternoon after state troopers say a tractor-trailer triggered a four-vehicle collision on the bridge.

Ridgefield High School replacing equipment after asbestos exposure

By Patty Hastings August 21, 2014 6:44 p.m.

After asbestos released in locker rooms at Ridgefield High School last week, the district is working to replace exposed equipment.

Vancouver police locate missing man

By Patty Hastings August 23, 2014 2:12 p.m.

Police say a missing 52-year-old Vancouver man has been located.

Bus driver cited in June crash that killed Vancouver teen

By Patty Hastings August 21, 2014 4:12 p.m.

A charter bus driver was cited Tuesday, following the investigation into a crash that killed a Vancouver teen who was walking to work in downtown Portland.

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.

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