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Clark County Measles Outbreak At 63 Confirmed Measles Cases, 1 Suspected

Clark County Public Health said Wednesday there are 63 confirmed measles cases and one suspected case in the county. The new case is a child between 1 and 10 years old. Public Health has also identified a new potential exposure site.


Battle Ground recognition banquet to be held this week

The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) last week announced the finalists for Battle Ground’s Annual Recognition Banquet. Late last year the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce merged with GVCC. GVCC now has a Battle Ground Chamber Council in place, which offers guidance on its Battle Ground-


Man armed with knife shot by police officer at Vancouver apartment complex

VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) - An officer shot a man who was armed with a knife and refusing commands at an apartment complex Tuesday night, according to the Vancouver Police Department.


Keslo murder suspect appears in Clark County court

Nenemeny W. Ekiek, 21, suspected in the killing of Kelso convenience store clerk Kayla Chapman, appeared Tuesday morning in Clark County Superior Court after being arrested on a warrant two weeks ago.


Battle Ground doctor co-founds vaccine organization

BATTLE GROUND — A new measles vaccine advocacy organization called Vaccinate Washington has Clark County connections. Dr. Dino Ramzi, president of the Patient Direct Care clinic in Battle Ground, co-founded Vaccinate Washington with Kathy Hennessy, a special education teacher in Bellingham.


Snowmelt, heavy rain causes flooding in Ridgefield, La Center

Though there wasn’t any “snowpocalypse” during the past work week, heavy rains on Feb. 11 and 12 led to flooding across North County. The most major closure resulting from the rain is a portion of Northwest Pacific Highway at Northwest Wellman Road due to a washout. Clark County Public Works announc


Four games set at Battle Ground on Saturday as regional basketball sites are set

There will be a quadruple-header of Clark County basketball Saturday as the regional round games of the high school state tournaments were announced Tuesday. The action will start with the La Center boys against Deer Park at 10 a.m. in a 1A upper-bracket game, followed by Prairie girls vs. Arlington


Proposed bill would change housing rules for sexually violent predators

OLYMPIA, Wash - As Spokane prepares to become home to another sexually violent predator released from the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island, a bill proposed in the Washington legislature looks to change some of the rules about where those offenders can be housed.


SWAT team called out to incident in Ariel

Sheriffs's deputies and Lower Columbia SWAT officers were called out to Frasier Road at the east end of Lake Merwin at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on a reports of a potentially dangerous resident, Cowlitz County Sheriff Brad Thurman said.


Crash closes all lanes of I-5 at Woodburn

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A crash involving multiple vehicles, including semi trucks, shut down all southbound and northbound lanes of I-5 near Woodburn, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.


Police Blotter: Feb. 21

Drugs — Woodland police Tuesday arrested Brook Philip Anderson, 42, of Vancouver on suspicion of a felony drug offense and first-degree criminal trespass. Drugs — Kelso police Tuesday arrested Morisa Annemichele Courser, 26, of Kelso on suspicion of a felony drug offense.


Woman hides in room as man breaks into home

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A Troutdale woman hid in her bedroom after a man broke into her home through a window. According to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the victim called 911 from her room after the stranger got in.


Washington bill raising tobacco sales age to 21 passes in House

If you’re a teenager who hopes to look cool by smoking, that just became a bit tougher. On Tuesday the Washington House of Representatives passed House Bill 1074, raising the age of sale for all tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21, reports KIRO 7. Should it pass, Washington would join six other


Armed suspects steal car in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) -- Two men robbed a car at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon in Vancouver, officials said. The Vancouver Police Department said the car's owner was sitting inside of his car which was parked on the street in front of his home in the 1100 block of Northeast 142nd Avenue when two bl


Portland Police Built a Convincing Case Against Tusitala “Tiny” Toese for a June 2018 Assault. But Prosecutors Didn’t Take It to Court.

For two years, right-wing brawler Tusitala "Tiny" Toese has visited Portland to pick street fights with people who disagree with his politics. He has never spent a night in jail.


Walmart 'Baby Savings Day' is this weekend

PORTLAND, Ore. — This is the weekend to stock up on diapers, car seats, strollers and other baby gear at Walmart. Stores across the country are holding “Baby Savings Day.” The company describes it as “a hands-on opportunity to demo baby gear, talk to specialists and take home a bundle of samples and


Watch This Oregon Air Guard F-15C Catch The Arresting Cable During Emergency Landing At PDX

One of the Portland based F-15Cs belonging to the 142nd Fighter Wing had some landing gear trouble after a morning training mission today. As a precaution, the 41-year-old jet (78-0473) made an emergency barrier engagement landing on Portland International Airport's runway 28L.


Shooting near Madison Suites injures 1

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A man suffered a gunshot wound early Wednesday morning near a motel in Northeast Portland. Portland police said the incident happened around 3 a.m. in the 3600 block of Northeast 82nd Avenue -- right by the Madison Suites Motel.


Hillsboro man arrested for sex abuse after teen runaway found in snowbound vehicle

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Hillsboro man is accused of sexually abusing a minor after his rental car got stuck in the snow in the Clatsop State Forest near Knappa, Ore. last week and responding sheriff’s deputies discovered he had a 13-year-old girl with him.


Police: Man injured in NE Portland shooting

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Police are investigating a shooting that injured a man in northeast Portland Wednesday morning. Officers responded to the reports of shots fired in the 3600 block of Northeast 82nd Avenue just after 3 a.m.