Motorcyclist dies in crash on Highway 47 near Vernonia

VERNONIA, OR (KPTV) – A motorcyclist died after a crash on Highway 47 near Vernonia on Sunday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Highway 47 was closed between Vernonia and Highway 26, according to the sheriff's office. Just before 2 p.m., all lanes reopened. The name of the...
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Clark County,

Police: Endangered transient man missing in Clark County

CLARK COUNTY, WA (KPTV) – Vancouver Police Department asks for the public's help to find a missing endangered man. Jeremy B. Wade, 25, was last contacted on Thursday near Battle Ground Lake, according to VPD. He is a transient and was staying in a tent on the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail but has not been seen there.
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Vancouver, WAClarkCountyToday

Vancouver Police arrest attempted murder suspect

Suspect, 20-year-old Hunter Levi, is shown on video stabbing a female employee of a towing company in the neck. The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) has arrested a 20-year-old man accuses of attempted murder. On Friday (June 11) at about 2:08 p.m., VPD officers responded to an assault that had just...
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Rainy forecast for Longview? Jump on it!

(LONGVIEW, WA) Rain is set to put a damper on outdoor activities in Longview Sunday, but it doesn’t have to stop you from getting things done. In fact, a grey, drippy day can be the perfect time for some activities — check out these ideas as well as your four-day forecast.
Woodland, WALongview Daily News

Letter: Speak up to stop Woodland RV park

Woodland is on the cusp of getting approval for an 86-lot, transient trailer park to be placed directly in Woodland’s C-2 business district on Belmont Loop. The developer needs a “conditional use permit” for this. The wording in the developer’s CC&Rs virtually allows for any condition of vehicle. Any RVs that are turned away will be filling our streets.

Police arrest man for attempted murder after stabbing in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) – The Vancouver Police Department said it arrested a man for attempted murder after a stabbing left a woman injured on Friday afternoon. VPD said just after 2 p.m. on Friday, officers responded to Retriever Towing in the 6600 block of East 18th Street. When they arrived, they found a woman who had been stabbed in the neck. The woman said she could not feel anything in her neck. She was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
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Longview police office will return to Highlands neighborhood

The Longview Police Department will again have an office in the Highlands neighborhood. The branch office will replace a closed police department office in the low-income neighborhood. The Longview City council unanimously awarded $250,000 Thursday for the building, which will be located in Archie Anderson Park. Police office. The previous...
Columbia County,

Pandemic: County may be ‘left behind’

Columbia County remained at High Risk this week under Oregon’s COVID-19 pandemic health and safety categories in the latest state announcement. That means public restrictions will continue while the county attempts to boost its vaccination rate which was at 47.9% this week. During the Columbia County Board of County Commissioners...
Vancouver, WAColumbian

Vancouver police seek missing, endangered man

The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an endangered missing man last seen Thursday near Battle Ground Lake. Jeremy B. Wade is a 25-year-old white male, 5’10”, 150 pounds, brown hair and eyes. Wade is schizophrenic and autistic and currently doesn’t have his prescribed medication, according...
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Sheriff’s office warns of prolific identity thief

CLARK COUNTY, Washington (KPTV) — The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is warning local businesses of a “prolific” identity thief. Anatoly V, Kutsar, 38, has been the subject of several investigations by the sheriff’s office since February. In March, a search warrant at Kutsar’s home revealed nearly 20 identification cards from...
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Man found guilty of manslaughter in crash that killed 2 Sweet Home teens

ALBANY — A Woodland, Washington man has been found guilty of manslaughter and other crimes for killing two Sweet Home teens in a head-on drunk driving crash. A 12-member jury found 22-year-old Austyn Hillsman guilty of two counts of second-degree manslaughter, third-degree assault, driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving, the Albany Democrat-Herald reported.
Vancouver, WAColumbian

Woman stabbed in neck; Vancouver police arrest suspect

A man was arrested Friday after he allegedly approached a woman from behind and stabbed her in the neck, according to the Vancouver Police Department. Hunter Levi, 20, fled Retriever Towing in the 6600 block of East 18th Street around 2 p.m. on Friday after stabbing an employee, according to a police news release. Police, a K-9 and drones from the Vancouver Police Department and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office searched the area for Levi. He discarded layers of clothing and hid in nearby businesses, police say, before they pursued him on foot near Burton Road and East 18th Street. Hunter was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail, accused of burglary and attempted murder.
Cowlitz County, WALongview Daily News

'Perseverance' was the theme of a COVID-19 school year for local families

After a school year filled with COVID-19 frustrations due to virtual education and hybrid classrooms, three Cowlitz County families said they learned valuable lessons in perseverance and self-advocacy that outweighed academic gains and losses. Sarah Carman said at the start of this year, she told her freshman daughter Christine that...