Vancouver man appears in court on seconddegree rape

first_imgUPDATE: The case against Jose Torres Urbina was dismissed May 2, 2019, without prejudice, meaning it could be re-filed at a later date, because further investigation was necessary, according to records filed in Clark County Superior Court._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________A Vancouver man who is accused of ambushing a female neighbor and raping her in a nearby wooded area is being held on $100,000 bail, court records show.Jose Torres Urbina, 58, made a first appearance Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court on an allegation of second-degree rape. He will be arraigned Nov. 14.Vancouver police responded Aug. 19 to a local hospital to investigate a reported rape. The victim said that she was raped Aug. 15 by an unknown man near the intersection of Columbia House Boulevard and South Blandford Drive and East Fifth Street, according to an affidavit of probable cause.The woman said she was walking on the side of the road when someone grabbed her from behind and threw her into a grove of nearby trees. She was unable to see the assailant as he approached her, she said. The victim tried to fight off the assailant by hitting him with her purse, she said, but he pushed her down, the affidavit states.last_img read more

Construction begins on learning center for blind children

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Construction has begun on a 72,000-square-foot learning center for visually impaired children, Wednesday.The “Lighthouse Learning Center for Children” wing of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, in Brickell, will house a pre-kindergarten program for blind and visually impaired toddlers who are from all corners of Miami-Dade County.The program will try to help those children transition into public school.Miami Lighthouse partnered with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the Early Learning Coalition to introduce the program.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more