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Patty Hastings

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Seahawks fans rally in Esther Short Park  

By Patty Hastings January 31, 2015 8:05 p.m.

Hundreds of Seahawks fans swarmed Esther Short Park Saturday afternoon to rally around their team for Super Bowl XLIX. They brought posters, green face paint, costumes, 12th man flags, decked out dogs — and most prominently — they brought their spirit.

Going with the flow at Clark College Jazz Festival

By Patty Hastings January 31, 2015 7:27 p.m.

As the Clark College Jazz Ensemble played Saturday afternoon to a full house, the rapt audience was quiet except for occasionally murmuring "Wow" or "Smooth." For their final number, the ensemble played "Slauson East," a big, bluesy number that really popped and got the audience whooping at every riff.

Police detain two in Vancouver shooting

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings January 30, 2015 10:49 p.m.

A Friday afternoon shooting in Vancouver’s Fourth Plain Village neighborhood had police rushing to multiple scenes with multiple witnesses.

Seavey gets golden ticket to Hollywood on 'American Idol'  

By Patty Hastings January 29, 2015 10:36 p.m.

Daniel Seavey wriggled in his seat while waiting for his "American Idol" audition to appear on the big screen Thursday night at Union High School's auditorium. He was surrounded by a large — and loud — crowd of family, friends and local fans.

Missing Vancouver woman, baby found safe

By Patty Hastings January 28, 2015 5:54 p.m.

Vancouver police are asking the public to help them find a 32-year-old woman and her 1-year-old child, last seen in the Evergreen Shores neighborhood.

Hockinson-area woman shot, taken to hospital

By Patty Hastings January 26, 2015 8:33 p.m.

A woman was transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound on Monday afternoon. Few details were available about what transpired during the incident reported in rural Brush Prairie.

Washougal stabbing suspect appears in court

By Patty Hastings January 26, 2015 7:07 p.m.

A woman suspected of stabbing a man in Washougal appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Friday for an arraignment hearing.

Officials ID man found dead in hunting blind

By Patty Hastings January 22, 2015 9:01 p.m.

The Clark County Medical Examiner's Office identified a 54-year-old man from Lewis County who died Tuesday of natural causes at the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge.

Driver in six-vehicle accident identified

By Patty Hastings January 22, 2015 9 p.m.

Police identified the driver of the vehicle that allegedly caused a six-car pileup on Mill Plain Boulevard in east Vancouver during Wednesday's evening commute.

Fire in vacant home did $100,000 damage

By Patty Hastings January 22, 2015 8:57 p.m.

Investigators haven't determined the cause of a week-ago fire that severely damaged a vacant house in Vancouver's Truman neighborhood. The fire destroyed possible evidence, said Clark County Deputy Fire Marshal Richard Martin.

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