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Court docs: Knife-wielding teen shot, killed by Vancouver police had criminal past

VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) – A Vancouver teen shot and killed by police earlier this week after brandishing a knife at an apartment complex had a prior criminal history, according to court documents.


Pacific Islander Community Responds To Vancouver Teen's Shooting: 'We Feel That We Deserve Justice'

The family of Clayton Joseph, the 16-year-old boy shot and killed by a Vancouver police officer, is providing more details on what happened at Tuesday night’s shooting in East Vancouver.


Vancouver man accused of leading sheriff's deputy on 120-mph chase through Lower Valley

Authorities say a 25-year-old Vancouver man turned what could have been a minor traffic ticket into a possible felony when he decided to lead a Yakima County sheriff’s deputy on a high-speed chase Wednesday night.


M.J. Murdock trust unveils its new digs in Vancouver

It’s move-in season at The Waterfront Vancouver. Three new restaurants are setting up and preparing to join Twigs Bistro and Wildfin American Grill, and dozens of tenants have claimed their new apartments inside the Rediviva building.


‘The police took my son’: Family speaks after grand jury say officer justified in deadly SE Portland shooting

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A Multnomah County grand jury ruled on Friday a Portland police officer will not face criminal charges for shooting and killing Andre Gladen, who, according to his family, was legally blind and schizophrenic.


Slain teen recently convicted in knife attack

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- The teenager shot to death by a Vancouver police officer earlier this week was convicted in late 2018 in Clark County of a knife assault. Clayton Joseph was charged with 2 counts of 2nd-degree assault November 16, 2018. He appeared in juvenile court December 5 and probable c


Washington state considers staying on Pacific Daylight Time forever

When you switch your clock forward by one hour at the beginning of daylight saving time in two weeks, know this: it could be among the last times. Washington state lawmakers are considering several proposals to adopt year-round Pacific Daylight Time, ending the twice-a-year switch between it and Pac


Cost of Washington’s Measles Outbreak Tops $1 Million; Expected to Climb Higher

The cost of Washington’s measles outbreak has surpassed $1 million as more than 200 health department staffers from the state and Clark County focus their efforts on the disease.


Vancouver Dutch Bros. helps pay for funeral of girl who died after playing choking game

VANCOUVER, Wash. – As the Vancouver community mourns the death of a 13-year-old girl who died while playing a dangerous game, a local coffee stand is stepping in to help her family cover funeral expenses.


Magnitude 3.0 earthquake hits east of Newport

PORTLAND, Ore. — A small earthquake was recorded about 25 miles east of Newport late Friday morning. The magnitude 3.0 quake struck at 11:04 a.m. about 25 miles east of Newport and 40 miles west of Salem, according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. The depth of the earthquake was 27 miles.


No Criminal Charges for Portland Cop Who Fatally Shot Blind, Mentally Ill Black Man

A Multnomah County grand jury has ruled that a Portland cop who fatally shot Andre Gladen, a legally blind man with schizophrenia, should not face criminal charges. Gladen, 36, was shot by Officer Consider Vosu on January 6 after Desmond Pescaia, a Southeast Portland resident, called the police to a


Enes Kanter reacts to getting win in first game with Blazers

Newly acquired center Enes Kanter celebrated his first win with his new team, the Portland Trail Blazers, the best way he knows how — through social media. It took Kanter only mere minutes after dispatching the Brooklyn Nets on the road for the big man to take to Twitter and throw a little bit of sh


What’s the deal with 2019 tax returns?

VANCOUVER — For one Colorado woman, this tax season ended in tears. For others, it has been less dramatic, but the IRS says early tax refunds are down around 9 percent over last year.


Neighbors help man who accidentally shoots self

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A man in Lincoln City accidentally shot himself and had to be airlifted to a hospital for treatment, according to authorities. The Lincoln City Police Department said 49-year-old Douglas Stewart was alone at his home on NE Logan Road around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday when he grab


Threat of snow in Portland but no prep panic

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- The next round of winter weather is headed toward the Portland area this weekend but the threat of snow hasn't sent anyone into panic mode just yet. By Friday, forecasts showed the next system will near the coast Sunday evening. Cold air trapped in the Columbia River Gorge a


Andre Gladen's Family Met With Chief Outlaw and Mayor Wheeler. They Still Have Questions.

The family of Andre Gladen, the 36-year-old Black man fatally shot by a Portland officer on January 6, met with Portland's top officials this morning in hopes of answering the many questions surrounding Gladen's death. But the hour-and-a-half meeting with Mayor Ted Wheeler, Portland Police Chief Dan


'National emergency' message on Oregon church sign goes viral

MILWAUKIE, Ore. - A photograph of a church marquee in Oregon commenting about a national emergency has been shared more than 40,000 times since it was posted Wednesday on Facebook, The Oregonian reported.


Washington County taking plastic bag survey

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Washington County is considering a policy to limit plastic bags like the ones you get at a grocery store or restaurant. The policy would restrict plastic bags and charge a small fee for a paper bag at large retail stores. Currently, 14 towns and cities in Oregon have similar


Washington, Oregon snowpack levels up

Weeks of colder temperatures and consistent heavy precipitation has bolstered the snowpack in Oregon and Washington’s mountain ranges, bringing snow levels closer to the long-term average.


Use of deadly force questioned in shooting of teen

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) -- As an investigation continues into the fatal shooting of a Vancouver teen by a police officer, friends and neighbors question whether the use of deadly force could have been avoided.