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Morning Press: Hazel Dell fire; attorney sentenced for theft; Pied Piper’s new owners

By , Columbian Web Editor

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

Two-alarm fire destroys businesses in Hazel Dell

A two-alarm fire on Highway 99 in Hazel Dell destroyed several businesses in an office complex Wednesday morning.

Carpet City, Phoenix Protection and Styles Unlimited were among the businesses destroyed in the early morning blaze at 9013 N.E. Highway 99, north of Vancouver city limits.

Former Vancouver attorney sentenced to community service for theft

A former Vancouver attorney was sentenced Monday to 20 days of community service for stealing more than $5,000 from an elderly woman she’d previously represented.

MarCine Miller Miles, 79, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to a gross misdemeanor of third-degree theft. She was originally charged with first-degree theft and first-degree identity theft.

Vancouver man gets 21 days for threatening to ‘shoot up’ Vancouver Mall

A Vancouver man was sentenced last week to 21 days of community service for threatening on Twitter to “shoot up” the Vancouver Mall in 2019.

Matthew J. Noble, 23, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to a gross misdemeanor of harassment. He was originally charged with making threats to bomb or injure property, according to court records.

East Vancouver’s Pied Piper Pizza plays a new verse

After 50-plus years of providing Vancouverites a place to eat pizza, play video games and celebrate in their banquet rooms, Ray and Cheryl Eggert have sold their business, Pied Piper Pizza.

The new owners, Austin and Devyn Slagle, renovated the space and created a new menu, but they plan on continuing to fulfill the Eggerts’ commitment to providing a fun space for the community to gather.

Vancouver starts removing, cleaning homeless camps

In early April, large homeless encampments could be found throughout Vancouver. Roughly 40 campers clustered near the Share House in west Vancouver, and about 25 people lived at an encampment north of Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, where Northeast Chkalov Drive turns into 112th Avenue.

Those were just two of many encampments throughout the city, most of which housed about 15 to 30 people, according to Jamie Spinelli, the city of Vancouver’s homeless response coordinator.

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