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Morning Press: Bishop out of prison; fatal shooting; Burgerville reopens 2 restaurants

By , Columbian Web Editor

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

Former Vancouver pastor John Bishop set for early release from prison

Former Living Hope Church pastor John Bishop is scheduled to be released from federal custody today, two years before his prison term was set to end.

Bishop, 58, built Living Hope Church into a large enterprise, but he was ousted in the fall of 2015 after allegations of moral indiscretions, including alcohol abuse and infidelity, came to light.

Man, 20, fatally shot in east Vancouver

A 20-year-old man was fatally shot Friday night in east Vancouver, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Police responded around 8:30 p.m. to 4931 N.E. 112th Ave., near a Shell gas station and convenience store, in the North Image neighborhood. A person had flagged down AMR personnel to report someone had been shot in the parking lot, according to a department news release.

Burgerville USA reopens 2 restaurants in Vancouver, Portland

Burgerville USA on Monday reopened two of its restaurants, one in Vancouver Plaza and one in the St. Johns neighborhood in Portland, for drive-thru service during an ongoing supply chain shortage.

All Burgervilles are still closed for dine-in. The two reopenings are largely due to an increase in applicants.

Vancouver man dies in Portland I-5 crash

A Vancouver man was identified Saturday as the victim of a fatal crash along Interstate 5 in Portland.

Keith O. Poppert, 61, died in the Thursday evening crash, which was blamed on wet roads and soaking rain.

Native tuber wapato reintroduced at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge

WASHOUGAL — When families sit down Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner, they likely won’t find wapato among the dishes covering the table. But for the Chinook Indians, the wetland tuber that tastes much like potatoes was a diet staple that helped see them through the winter months.

Wapato is being reintroduced in the floodplain at the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge as part a $25 million project to restore 965 acres of wetland habitat, the largest restoration project of its kind attempted on the Columbia River.