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'Very substantial and fine-looking cat' mistaken for cougar in Battle Ground

What to do if you encounter a cougarCougars often will retreat if given the opportunity. Leave the animal a way to escape.Stay calm and stand your ground.Maintain direct eye contact.Pick up children, but do so without bending down or turning your back on the cougar.Back away slowly.Do not run. Runni

KGW - 2018-06-16 20:35:13

Cougar spotted in Battle Ground

What to do if you encounter a cougarCougars often will retreat if given the opportunity. Leave the animal a way to escape.Stay calm and stand your ground.Maintain direct eye contact.Pick up children, but do so without bending down or turning your back on the cougar.Back away slowly.Do not run. Runni

KGW - 2018-06-16 20:35:13

Shopping for a new face on Tower Mall in Vancouver

Mall’s current tenants plan to stay put for nowWhen Vancouver purchased Tower Mall last year, it inherited the existing leases of the tenants onsite."Our plan is to honor the leases until they end," said Rebecca Kennedy, Vancouver's long range project manager. No matter what the city decides to do,

COLUMBIAN - 2018-06-17 06:02:41

Man found shot to death at high school track in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police say a man was found shot to death on a high school track.Officers responded before 5 a.m. Sunday to the temporary site of Grant High School. The school is using the former Marshall High School campus as it undergoes a renovation.Authorities did not immediately releas

KGW - 2018-06-17 19:30:25

Cougar seen for second time in Battle Ground

A cougar was seen in Battle Ground on Saturday, June 16, 2018. (Courtesy of City of Battle Ground)

CHANNEL 6000 - 2018-06-16 21:09:36

Woman dies after car goes over Hellgate Canyon

A woman died after her car went off the road and into Hellgate Canyon in Josephine County on June 16, 2018. (OSP)PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A woman died after crashing her car into Hellgate Canyon in Josephine County early Saturday morning.Oregon State Police said a Grants Pass woman called 911 to rep

CHANNEL 6000 - 2018-06-17 02:26:46

Caring for grandson is child’s play for retired Battle Ground man

Did You Know?•In 2017, the median annual cost of toddler care at a center was $8,844 in Cowlitz County and $11,184 in Clark County.•Among couples who have children younger than 6, it’s more common than not that both parents work.•About three-fourths of grandparents say they occasionally babysit thei

COLUMBIAN - 2018-06-17 06:05:00

Police Blotter: June 17

Stolen vehicle —Longview police Friday arrested Jonathan Olson Eddington of Portland on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle and third-degree driving with a suspended license.Drugs —Kelso police Friday arrested George Audie Hoggatt of Longview on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine.Drugs

LONGVIEW DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-17 14:30:00

Multiple cars crash in chain reaction on SE 82nd

Witnesses told KOIN 6 News one car was speeding, being pursued by police. That car crashed, causing a chain reaction that involved 4-6 cars, according to witnesses.

CHANNEL 6000 - 2018-06-17 06:05:17

Battle Ground Police release video of persons of interest in string of vandalism incidents

BATTLE GROUND, Wash. —Battle Ground Police have released surveillance video of the persons of interest wanted in connection with a string of vandalism incidents.Police say the criminals vadalized more than two dozen cars and a business in Battle Ground on the morning of Friday, June 8.RELATED:Vandal

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Morning Press: Officer-involved shooting, medical mystery, fatal crash

A man spotted climbing on several vehicles outside a Brush Prairie home attacked a Clark County sheriff’s deputy Wednesday afternoon, prompting the deputy to open fire, injuring the alleged assailant, according to the sheriff’s office.

COLUMBIAN - 2018-06-16 06:05:31

Police investigate shooting in North Portland's Peninsula Park

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Police are investigating a shooting that happened at Peninsula Park, located on 700 N. Rosa Parks Way on Saturday afternoon.

KGW - 2018-06-16 23:27:27

30 cars vandalized in Battle Ground during city-wide crime spree

Police are asking anyone who might have seen or heard anything related to the crimes, can recognize the vehicle in the video or have videos of their own, to contact them. The point of contact is Detective Sgt. Kim Armstrong, who can be reached at 360-342-5252 orkim.armstrong@cityof

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Tik Tok Restaurant and Bar shot at, no one injured

Police tape at a crime scene (KOIN, file)PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) ---- Someone fired shots in the parking lot of Tik Tok Restaurant and Bar on Monday night.Portland Police say a suspect fired shots just before 10 p.m. at the restaurant on SE Division Street while threatening someone inside the restaura

CHANNEL 6000

Shooting, crash during street race leaves one dead in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. – A person was killed early Saturday morning after they were shot while street racing and crashed near Prairie High School in Vancouver, according to Washington State Patrol.

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Crews search for missing man at Paradise Point State Park, dive team en-route

RIDGEFIELD, Wash. – Search & rescue teams are working to find a man who was reported missing at Paradise Point State Park in Ridgefield on Tuesday afternoon.The reports initially came in about 3:30 p.m.A Clark County Fire spokesperson said a dive team is heading to the park to assist in the search.

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Two lanes of I-405 on Fremont Bridge closed due to police activity

PORTLAND, Ore. —Portland Police say two lanes of Interstate 405 southbound on the Fremont Bridge are closed as officers negotiate with a suicidal subject.The incident was reported around 2:10 p.m.The northbound lanes remain open.

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Troopers: Vancouver man dead after hit-and-run had been shot

A witness told troopers a Toyota Corolla driven by Romano appeared to be street racing another car southbound on the highway when it lost control, left the road, drove across the high school’s entrance and struck a tree.

COLUMBIAN

'MAGA' sign found in cab of MAX train in Portland, TriMet responds

Some people are critical of the sign, which references President Trump’s campaign slogan, saying that the political statement has no place on public transportation. Others say it is not inclusive to all riders.

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Man helped plan Clark County robbery that left his grandfather stabbed 15 times, records show

A 21-year-old Vancouver man led two other men into his grandparents' Ridgefield home, where the duo ransacked the house, set several fires inside and left his stepgrandfather in the shower with more than a dozen stab wounds, court records show. All three men have been arrested.

OREGONIAN