Two Arrested for Witness Tampering in Vancouver Hit & Run

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on January 25, 2014
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VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – Police in Vancouver have arrested two people for investigation of witness tampering in connection with a hit-and-run that left two women dead.

Sgt. Troy Price said in a news release Saturday that 63-year-old Linda Smith and 21-year-old Kalista Andino had been taken into custody, and more arrests are expected.

Two women, 28-year-old Irina Gardinant and 45-year-old Raisa Mosh, …

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Police Find Vehicle In Deadly Vancouver Hit & Run

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 22, 2014
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VANCOUVER — Police have tracked down the vehicle that they believe was involved in the hit and run crash that killed two mothers on Sunday night.  The victims were in a crosswalk at Northeast 72nd and Vancouver Mall Drive when they were hit by a pick-up truck.

They were showing pictures of the vehicle in a neighborhood not far from the scene …

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Third Suspect Arrested in Human Trafficking Investigation

Posted by Pat Boyle on December 24, 2013
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Beaverton, Oregon – Beaverton police say a third suspect in a human traffic investigation has been arrested by police in Vancouver.  30 year old Yahir Ibidem Munoz was arrested on a secret indictment issued by a Washington County Grand Jury.

The arrest is part of an investigation that has been going on since September. He faces charges ranging from  rape and …

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Pension Burden is Lowest in Vancouver

Posted by Steve Leader on December 19, 2013
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A study by a non-profit, non-partisan, research group finds vast differences in pensions costs  among 173 American cities surveyed.

Preliminary research by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence shows the city with the lowest pension burden, as a share of city revenue, is Vancouver, Washington.

Researchers examined the percentage of city revenue that went toward retirement benefits for municipal employees, …

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Six-Foot Tall Nutcracker Stolen In Vancouver

Posted by Pat Boyle on December 16, 2013
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VANCOUVER, Wash. — A 6′ tall Nutcracker has been stolen from a family’s front porch and they’re hoping it turns up somewhere before Christmas.  The family lives on Northwest Thunderbird Avenue in a neighborhood that usually doesn’t see a lot of crime.

The family says they woke up one day late last week to find it was gone.  The Nutcracker statue …

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