Armed Police Standoff in Vancouver

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on March 30, 2015
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VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON   65 year old Peter Benson was arraigned in Clark County Court this morning.  Judge Robert Lewis read the charges against him, including 4 counts of 3rd degree assault.  Bail was set at $50,000.00.  Benson’s attorney expressed concern about his client’s mental condition.  Benson found it hard to focus he appeared distracted and little things set him off.

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Suspicious Car Fires In Newberg

Posted by Pat Boyle on March 30, 2015
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NEWBERG, Ore. — Four car fires were reported in town early Sunday morning.  The first was around 12:40 at an apartment complex on South Everest Road.  Crews found two cars fully involved.

They put out those fires and a short time later got a report about two more in a mobile home park down the street.

Two cars have been impounded as part of the …

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Washington Man Dies in DUII Crash

Posted by Anna Erickson on March 29, 2015
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OAKRIDGE, Ore. — A car was traveling west on Highway 58 when it crossed over into the eastbound lane and crashed into another car around 10:30 am Saturday.  The car that caused the wreck went down an embankment and came to rest on the passenger side against some trees.

Oregon State Troopers say the car that was ran into was driven …

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SOLVE Hosts 30th Annual Spring Beach Clean-Up

Posted by Kaylene Beaujolais on March 28, 2015
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From Astoria to the California border, Oregon beaches are about 63,000 pounds lighter thanks to the more than 5,000 volunteers picking up debris.

SOLVE, with the help of the U.S. Forest Service and Oregon Parks and Recreation, coordinated the 30th annual spring clean-up.  Volunteers not only picked up debris, but some volunteered their hauling services to take it away.  Items found in …

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Prostitution and Drug Trafficking Ring Busted

Posted by Anna Erickson on March 28, 2015
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VANCOUVER, Wash. — 19 people were arrested at an 8-unit apartment complex and an adjoining home at 2009 Norris for drug trafficking, drug use, prostitution and trafficking of stolen property.  Kim Kapp with Vancouver Police says the SWAT team and multiple police agencies helped with the arrests, which included the apartment manager, 52-year-old John Raynor.

The Vancouver Police Department, Clark County Sheriff’s …

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