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Morning Press: Marathon cheater questioned again; missing woman found; kidnapping, rape attempt

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

Serial cheater booted from AppleTree Half Marathon questioned again

It appears a serial cheater who was disqualified from this year’s AppleTree Half Marathon in Vancouver is under suspicion again.

Emily Clark’s latest suspicious result came at Sunday’s Chicago Marathon, a race she recently admitted to course-cutting in 2013.

Clark, a 28-year-old Portland resident, crossed the Chicago Marathon finish line in 3 hours, 59 minutes, 8 seconds.

Vancouver dental office owner fined $5,000 in death of 4-year-old

Washington’s Dental Quality Assurance Commission has fined an owner of Must Love Kids Pediatric Dentistry in Vancouver in connection with the death of a 4-year-old Vancouver boy after a dental procedure in March 2017.

Mykel Wayne Peterson died after receiving general anesthesia for dental treatment. In June 2017, the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office announced the boy had died of multiple drug intoxication from anesthesia.

Police: Man killed in Vancouver crash was riding electric scooter against green light

Police said Wednesday that the man who was killed after being hit by a vehicle Tuesday night in east Vancouver was riding an electric scooter and did not have the right of way.

Witnesses said the man was riding south in a crosswalk on Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, at Northeast Chkalov Drive, when he was struck, according to a Vancouver Police Department news release.

Missing mushroom picker found in Skamania County

Search and rescue teams on Tuesday located a 75-year-old Vancouver woman who went missing over the weekend while mushroom picking in Skamania County.

Jung C. VanAtta was found at 3:35 p.m. in the Woodard Creek Drainage, according to a Skamania County Sheriff’s Office news release. Rescue teams were in the process of extricating her from the location, and her condition was stable.

Woodland man accused in kidnapping, rape attempt

A Woodland man is accused of dragging a Vancouver employment agency employee by her hair in an attempt to kidnap and rape her.

Armando Ventura-Bautista, 21, made an in-custody first appearance Oct. 11 in Clark County Superior Court. Judge Suzan Clark set bail at $100,000, and his arraignment is scheduled for Friday, according to court records.


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