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Morning Press: Toddler drowns; Orchards murder charges; Salmon Creek crash

By , Columbian Web Editor

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

Battle Ground girl, 2, drowns at Lewisville Regional Park

A 2-year-old Battle Ground girl drowned Saturday evening at Lewisville Regional Park after she wandered away from her family.

Emily Moffatt described her niece, Georgia Paige Jones, who went by Georgie, as “a ray of sunshine” who always had a big smile on her face.

Six teens sent to hospitals following single-vehicle crash in Salmon Creek

Six Clark County teenagers were taken to area hospitals Thursday afternoon after the SUV they were traveling in spun off Northeast 117th Street.

The small SUV rolled multiple times, coming to rest on the shore of Salmon Creek under Interstate 5, shortly after 1 p.m., according to Clark County Fire District 6.

‘Posh Pockets’ cottage community coming soon to Clark County

A new type of cottage community called “Posh Pockets” is coming to Clark County next year, allowing homeowners to experience a smaller high-quality home in a more tight-knit communal living development.

The future 24 homes will rise on a 2.37 acre strip of land at 5708 N.E. 119th St., in the Barberton area north of Vancouver, with a winding path through the center of the property. The development aims to be done in 18 months, and it broke ground last week.

Vancouver 15-year-old faces murder allegation in Orchards shooting

A 15-year-old Vancouver boy is accused of fatally shooting a man who apparently confronted him outside of his house about gang membership.

Adolfo Cruz Torres appeared Wednesday in Clark County Juvenile Court on suspicion of second-degree murder, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and alteration of identifying marks on a firearm. Judge Gregory Gonzales set his bail at $1 million, and he is scheduled to be arraigned May 26.

Armed robber targets Vancouver restaurant

An armed man robbed a Vancouver Panda Express on Monday night, making off with an undisclosed amount of money, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Police were called shortly after 8 p.m. for a reported robbery at the restaurant, 2510 Columbia House Blvd., emergency dispatch records show.

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