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Morning Press: Marathon cheater disqualified; Vancouver man arrested after fatal crash; Fred Meyer boycott

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In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week:

Serial cheater disqualified from AppleTree Half Marathon

A serial cheater has been disqualified after placing second among women in the AppleTree Half Marathon on Sept. 15 in Vancouver.

According to race organizer WHY Racing Events, Emily Clark rode a bicycle for a segment of the race. She then stashed her bicycle before running across the finish line as the second fastest woman.

Vancouver man arrested after fatal crash in north Clark County

A Vancouver man was arrested following a fatal single-vehicle crash Monday morning in north Clark County.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies and medical personnel were dispatched at 10:48 a.m. to Northwest 422nd Street and Hayes Road. The first crews to arrive found a red Nissan Pathfinder that had rolled over several times off the roadway and struck a power pole, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Man, 49, in court on Vancouver Mall kidnapping allegations

A man who is accused of trying to kidnap a 14-year-old girl Saturday from Vancouver Mall, but was stopped by shoppers, told police “he did not remember anything at the mall,“ court records show.

Steven W. Hayes, 49, previously told officers the same thing when he snatched a 5-year-old girl from a Vancouver Walmart in 2015, according to Columbian archives. He stated he couldn’t remember being at the store nor could he remember any encounters with a child. In that case, bystanders also intervened.

Grocery workers union calls for Fred Meyer boycott

A union representing thousands of grocery workers has called for a boycott of Fred Meyer stores in Southwest Washington and Oregon.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 called for the boycott Sunday in a news release. The announcement comes after 15 months of labor negotiations.

Vancouver police K-9 attacks bystander

The Vancouver Police Department is investigating an incident Sunday night in which a police K-9 darted across the street during an arrest and attacked a bystander.

A 54-second cellphone video circulating on social media captures the moment around 5 p.m. at the corner of West 13th and Columbia streets. While a man is handcuffed and led to a police car, the leashed dog in a parking lot appears to escape a handler’s grasp, bolt across the street, and bite and tug on a man standing on the sidewalk.

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