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Two found dead in home north of Battle Ground
A man and a woman were found dead in a home north of Battle Ground on Sunday.
Clark County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tim Bieber said the deaths are being investigated as a murder-suicide.
Low Bar closes for good due to pandemic
The popular downtown Vancouver brewpub Low Bar is set to close permanently due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the business’s landlord, Bruno Amicci, and its owner, Tyler Garza. The details of the closure are still being worked out, Garza said.
Amicci opened Low Bar in 2012 at 809 Washington St. in partnership with Nate Barile and Keith Pemberton. It was among the first of what became a wave of new restaurants and bars to set up shop in downtown Vancouver during the past decade, revitalizing the long-struggling core of the city.
Clark County Fair canceled due to coronavirus concerns
A new electronic marquee message flashing from the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds urges everyone to start looking forward to Aug. 6-15, 2021.
That’s because, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Clark County Fair has been canceled.
A Wednesday statement from the Clark County Fair Board says the decision was difficult but made in the best interest of the community.
Brent Luyster’s son accused of attempted murder
The teenage son and namesake of convicted triple murderer Brent Luyster is facing an allegation of attempted murder after police say he slashed at and threatened to kill a man.
Although he’s being held at the juvenile detention center, Vancouver’s Brent Luyster III appeared Wednesday morning via video in Clark County Superior Court. In addition to attempted second-degree murder, the 16-year-old is facing potential charges of second-degree escape, felony harassment and resisting arrest. Luyster was automatically remanded to adult court based on his age and the nature of the allegations.
Safe-park program at Vancouver Mall shuts down
An encampment at the Vancouver Mall parking lot designed for people living out of their vehicles is shutting down, effective today.
The safe-park program started April 2, just as resources for people without homes were shuttering across the state in response to the stay-at-home order meant to slow the spread of COVID-19. It provided a safe, free and legal place for people living in their cars or campers to shelter-in-place.
- City hopes to find a new location soon
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