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Clown calls test patience of Clark County law enforcement

Clark County sheriff’s deputies have been responding to a handful of weird clown sightings each of the past few nights, a clearly exasperated sheriff’s Sgt. Brent Waddell said Thursday night. On one call Wednesday night, deputies went to the Felida … Continue reading

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Wildfire safety fuels hot debate; as more people move into wildland-urban interface, firefighting challenges increase

When a wildfire is rolling toward a house built with a cedar shake roof, surrounded by decorative juniper up to the windowsills, and the only access road is overgrown and narrow, firefighters will likely skip it. “People think that we’re … Continue reading

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Clark County deputies armed for drug overdose, train to use opioid antidote naloxone

The sheriff’s deputies passed around a little vial and spray nozzle. One blast of naloxone from the vial, per nostril, can revive someone left unconscious by an opioid overdose, saving their life. “You giving them Narcan and waking them up … Continue reading

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Vigil held in Battle Ground for 3-year-old killed this week; about 250 people attend to pay respects, show their support for family

BATTLE GROUND — Roughly 250 people packed a Battle Ground neighborhood street Friday evening to pay their respects to Jose Castillo-Cisneros, an act the boy’s grandfather called a profound act of kindness. Jose Castillo-Cisneros, nicknamed Pepe, was killed Monday night … Continue reading

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Inmate switches identities, escapes from Clark County jail; Michael Diontae Johnson was awaiting trial for harassment, assault, other crimes

A Clark County Jail inmate escaped from custody Thursday by swapping identities with another inmate scheduled to be released that day, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Diontae Johnson, 30, had been transferred to Clark County from a … Continue reading

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Disability rights group plans to sue Clark County; says jail should release videos of deaths, alleged abuse

The state’s federally recognized watchdog for disabled people’s rights said Tuesday it plans to file a federal lawsuit against Clark County for not releasing video connected to deaths and alleged mistreatment at the county jail. The group Disability Rights Washington … Continue reading

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Apple, Google have helped unlock phone data many times; two such cases were heard in Washington

The recent fight between the FBI and Apple over accessing one of the San Bernardino shooter’s cellphones is just the latest in a string of cases in which the government has called on tech companies during criminal investigations. In roughly … Continue reading

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