Laura McVicker (Columbian Staff)

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Family of teen injured by falling tree wins damages

April 10, 2009, was a Friday.

May 3, 2011 at 6:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Readers revved up over exonerated man’s plight buy him a car

To those concerned about the issue of Alan's car insurance: Laurie ensured that Alan obtained insurance before they went through with the purchase of the car. Hope that helps, Laura

May 2, 2011 at 1:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Judge dismisses sex charges against former band assistant

@Thinkfirst and @DawnMiller: This is not the case where the mother found the text messages on her daughter's phone and reported it to police. That was the case of a Skyview science teacher, Nathan Botnen, who later pleaded guilty to charges and received prison time. Hope that clears things up, Laura

April 26, 2011 at 2:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prosecutors file charges in child imprisonment case

@ Parasalin: The door was removed and replaced with a slatted metal cage. The window also was caged.

April 18, 2011 at 11:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Man, 72, takes guardianship case to jury

@Johnk: Yes, the center is asking the court to appoint a legal guardian. I agree that that should have been included in the original story, and have corrected it. Also, the amended petition filed two weeks ago said Mr. Morse was staying in a house owned by his sister. He is now back at the center, his attorney told me this morning. That also was corrected. Thanks.

March 28, 2011 at 10:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Man to be resentenced for 2001 B.G. killing

Thanks for the comments. To clarify, the judge imposed the exceptional sentence based on several aggravating factors: deliberate cruelty, multiple injuries and an effort to conceal the crime. But the law changed so that juries must now find those aggravators.

March 16, 2011 at 9:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Was that a flying saucer hovering over east Vancouver?

Here's a link to a video of the flying saucer that someone posted on KATU's website. Enjoy:

February 22, 2011 at 10:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Battle Ground man pleads guilty in 2009 fatal fight

Photoguy: There is no charge in Washington of unvoluntary manslaughter, just first-degree and second-degree. First-degree manslaughter is recklessness and second-degree is negligence.

February 17, 2011 at 1:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prostitution sting prompts review

Alienwordz: You bring up some good points. The detective didn't know the woman's age, but knew she wasn't the underage girl in the ad and clearly looked of age (she's 29).

February 12, 2011 at 9:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Vancouver man pleads guilty to murder, robbery

@mike3121: Douglas Marquis will be imprisoned for 25 years before he sees any possibility of good time, per the guidelines for these felonies. Good question. --Laura

January 13, 2011 at 9:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )