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Morning Press: Chuck’s for sale; Safe Stay Community; woman shot while running recovers

By , Columbian Web Editor

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In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week:

Both Chuck’s Produce locations for sale

Chuck’s Produce & Street Market’s two locations are for sale. Both businesses and real estate are included, according to an online listing.

The Mill Plain location is on the market for $7.5 million. The Salmon Creek location is listed at $17 million.

Police search for suspect in fatal hit-and-run in Woodland

A Kalama man was killed in a hit-and-run crash Thursday morning on Interstate 5 when his vehicle was sent off the road and into Horseshoe Lake in Woodland.

All lanes of southbound I-5 were closed for about two hours for the crash investigation. Detectives scoured the area around Milepost 21 for evidence and deployed a drone, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn. The freeway reopened at about 8:35 a.m.

Woman dies in Orchards house fire

A woman died Thursday morning in a house fire in Orchards after fire crews found her in a bedroom and were unable to revive her.

The Vancouver Fire Department responded around 6:30 a.m. to 15513 N.E. 99th St., and found flames coming out of the front of the house, according to department spokesman Joe Hudson. Responding crews could see a large plume of smoke from miles away.

Helping homeless put down stakes in Vancouver’s first Safe Stay Community

City staff began clearing unsanctioned tents on Northeast 51st Circle on Monday in preparation for Vancouver’s first Safe Stay Community, which is set to open Dec. 23.

Unregulated tents in the cul-de-sac, which hosted about 35 occupants, were removed to comply with the city’s camping ordinance, which prohibits camping within 1,000 feet of the supportive site. Jamie Spinelli, the city’s homeless response coordinator, said city staff and outreach organizations finished clearing the area Tuesday.

Vancouver woman, 26, recovering after being struck by random bullet while running

Vancouver’s Alicia Nilo is facing a long road to recovery after being struck in the hip by a seemingly random bullet on Oct. 21 while running along the Padden Parkway Trail.

Her recovery will take months, if not longer, her mother, Jessie Nilo, said, adding that her daughter hopes she can run again within the next year or two.

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