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Morning Press: Clark County earthquake, social media hoax, new apartments

By , Columbian Web Editor
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Here are some of the stories that were most popular this week with Columbian readers.

Monday evening earthquake rattles much of Clark County

A small earthquake rattled parts of east Clark County on Monday evening, causing no damage but prompting numerous calls to emergency dispatchers.

The 2.65-magnitude temblor struck at 6:58 p.m. and was centered in an area west of Lacamas Lake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A map from the USGS showed the epicenter directly under Skyridge Middle School, east of the intersection of Northwest Parker Street and Northwest Leadbetter Drive.

Battle Ground man charged with auto-related insurance fraud

A Battle Ground man is accused of insurance fraud after investigators say he tried to get coverage on his uninsured car and didn’t tell the provider he’d just been involved in a crash.

Pavel Kovalev, 32, pleaded not guilty May 24 in Clark County Superior Court to charges of false insurance claim and second-degree attempted theft, court records show.

Camas commission gives initial thumbs up for nearly 1 million-square-foot business park

The Camas Planning Commission has signed off on preliminary plans for a nearly 943,000-square-foot industrial business park along Northwest Lake Road.

The proposal would construct two warehouse buildings and one manufacturing building on 74.06 acres at 4707 and 4723 N.W. Lake Road, across from the WaferTech campus. It won unanimous support from the planning commission and was scheduled for review Monday by the Camas City Council, which must provide final approval.

Vancouver police: Claim of dead teenage girls a hoax

The Vancouver Police Department says a social media rumor that four teenage girls were killed over the weekend in Vancouver is a hoax and encouraged people to verify information before sharing.

“Social media can be a great way to connect with friends; however, for topics such as crime information, we encourage people to follow credible sources, such as law enforcement, government agencies or legitimate media, who confirm facts before posting,” police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said in an email to The Columbian.

New apartments planned for downtown Vancouver

A new apartment building will soon rise from a parcel that formerly housed Boomerang Therapy Works in downtown Vancouver, just south of the Smokin’ Oak.

The Adera by Hurley Development will encompass the entire block between Washington and Columbia streets and West Fourth and Fifth streets with 186 apartment units and ground-floor retail. It will have 124 internal parking spaces and 18 street parking stalls, according to plans submitted to the city.

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