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Patty Hastings

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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.

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.

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