Out of Washougal horror, a home for Bella

By Andrea Damewood December 22, 2011 6 a.m.

Dog that survived a shootout, fire shows love and trust to her new family.

Extremists have busy 2011 in Pacific Northwest

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press December 16, 2011 6 a.m.

SPOKANE — They exist in the margins of the Pacific Northwest.

Many questions, few answers in Washougal murder-suicide

By Ray Legendre December 15, 2011 6 a.m.

WASHOUGAL — In the hours before he killed himself and two female relatives amid a hellish rain of bullets and fire, Steven Stanbary planted his wallet and a GPS tracking system in the bed of his neighbor’s truck across the street.

Schizophrenia a possible factor in Stanbary’s spiral

By Ray Legendre December 15, 2011 6 a.m.

WASHOUGAL — Steven Stanbary dealt with relationship problems, crippling physical pain and an impending sexual assault arrest in his final months, according to those who knew him. Such problems would weigh on anyone’s mind, but significantly moreso for someone with untreated mental illness, psychiatrists said.

Washougal gunman Stanbary was accused of raping girl, 9

By Laura McVicker December 14, 2011 7:58 p.m.

The Washougal man who burned his house to the ground during a standoff on Dec. 7 was accused of raping a girl who lives at the home, according to police reports.

Washougal police chief takes stock of violence

By John Branton and Paul Suarez December 13, 2011 6 a.m.

With the adrenaline starting to settle down in Washougal — after a shocking fire, hundreds of bullets fired and a wife and her sister slain — Police Chief Ron Mitchell had one word on Monday to describe his feelings: “Tired.”

Police confirm 3 bodies found in Washougal home

By Paul Suarez December 12, 2011 3:02 p.m.

Three bodies were recovered from the charred remains of a Washougal home that was involved in a fire and standoff on Wednesday, police said.

Forensic anthropologist examines remains found after standoff, fire

By Dave Kern December 11, 2011 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Kathy Taylor of King County examined remains on Sunday in the case of Steven Stanbary and the Washougal fire and shootout that happened Wednesday.

Washougal incident: Man suspected of sex crimes

By Craig Brown December 9, 2011 9:06 p.m.

The man who lives at the Washougal house destroyed by fire -- and a blaze of gunfire -- Wednesday was due to turn himself into authorities after being investigated for multiple sex crimes.

Police find two bodies in Washougal home

By Ray Legendre and Paul Suarez December 8, 2011 9:01 p.m.

Clark County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kevin Allais gave a mid-morning media update at the scene of a Washougal fire and shooting.

Washougal mayor sends message to residents

December 7, 2011 8:26 p.m.

Here is a message Mayor Sean Guard put on his Facebook page:

Washougal standoff: Fate of gunman unknown

By Paul Suarez December 7, 2011 10:59 p.m.

WASHOUGAL — As flames shot skyward and gunfire blazed incessantly, police on Wednesday attempted to determine if a man thought to be inside a Washougal home was alive or dead — and if it was safe to send firefighters in to control the blaze.

Washougal standoff: Homeowner has record of jail time, white separatist views

By Laura McVicker December 7, 2011 9:41 p.m.

The 47-year-old owner of the Washougal home set ablaze Wednesday morning during a gunfire-filled standoff with police is apparently a self-proclaimed white separatist arrested in Northern Idaho in the mid-1990s, court documents and archived news reports reveal. He was known to be violent and heavily armed.

Washougal standoff: Instinct to help becomes instinct to survive

By Eric Florip December 7, 2011 12:57 p.m.

A Washougal resident said he stopped to help when he noticed flames coming from a house on F Street, then turned to run when a man inside started shooting.

Washougal standoff: school lockdown ends

By Washougal School District December 7, 2011 3:55 p.m.

Hathaway Elementary, Gause Elementary, Washougal High School, and Excelsior High School were in lockdown much of Wednesday, but were released before 4 p.m.