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People gather at Alder Creek Apartments and Townhomes after a shooting in northeast Vancouver on Tuesday evening, Oct. 19, 2021. The apartment complex is just west of the location where Clark County sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a suspect in an assault on Sunday.

Vancouver police respond to shots fired at apartment complex; one person in custody

People gather at Alder Creek Apartments and Townhomes after a shooting in northeast Vancouver on Tuesday evening, Oct. 19, 2021. The apartment complex is just west of the location where Clark County sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a suspect in an assault on Sunday.

October 19, 2021, 7:20pm Clark County News

Vancouver police confirmed they have one person in custody after a shooting that left a neighborhood already reeling from a weekend shooting in more turmoil.  Read story

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Man arrested in connection with Vancouver bank robbery

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October 19, 2021, 3:04pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man was arrested Monday in connection with the robbery of a Columbia Credit Union branch, according to the Vancouver Police Department. Read story

Aaliyah Jackson was last seen at her home in Vancouver about 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Police locate missing Vancouver teen, 14

Aaliyah Jackson was last seen at her home in Vancouver about 4:30 p.m. Monday.

October 19, 2021, 12:53pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public's help locating a 14-year-old girl who went missing Monday afternoon. Read story

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Man arrested in Vancouver accused in Cowlitz County homicide

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October 15, 2021, 6:12am Clark County News

A 34-year-old Cowlitz County man was arrested in Vancouver on Thursday in connection with a homicide case in Kelso, according to the Kelso Police Department. Read story

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20 new Clark County COVID-19 deaths reported as new cases continue slow decline

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October 14, 2021, 12:35pm Clark County Health

The rate of COVID-19's spread in Clark County continued a slow decline in the past week, though deaths recorded since Oct. 7 rose to 20, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

Five-day closure set for Gee Creek rest areas

October 12, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Annual maintenance work will close both the northbound and southbound Interstate 5 Gee Creek rest areas north of Vancouver between 6 a.m. Oct. 18 and 5 p.m. Oct. 22, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Read story

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Vancouver man killed in single car crash on Salmon Creek freeway offramp

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October 8, 2021, 7:02am Clark County News

A Vancouver man was killed Thursday night in a single-vehicle crash on a freeway offramp in Salmon Creek, according to the Washington State Patrol. Read story

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Clark County reports 1,110 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths

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October 7, 2021, 12:10pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 1,110 new COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths from the disease this week as disease activity remained high and hospitalizations rose slightly, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

Flu season can begin as soon as October and stretch into the spring.

Clark County Public Health officials urge: get flu shot

Flu season can begin as soon as October and stretch into the spring.

October 7, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Health

As COVID-19 cases remain at a high level, public health officials are calling on Clark County residents to get a flu shot to protect against influenza and reduce the burden on the medical system. Read story

Watershed Alliance of Sourthwest Washington benefits from grant

October 7, 2021, 5:56am Clark County News

The Watershed Alliance of Southwest Washington has benefitted from a four-year pledge of $250,000 from the Ed and Dollie Lynch fund to support a deputy director position. Read story