Bob Albrecht

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Trailer wreck bogs down I-5 traffic

By Bob Albrecht July 3, 2011 6 a.m.

A travel trailer overturned on the East Fork Lewis River bridge near Woodland Saturday after the driver of an SUV who was towing the trailer lost control, struck both sides of the bridge and lost the trailer to its side. Traffic in the area was backed up several miles following the about 1 p.m. crash while crews worked to clear the wreck. There were no injuries reported.

Learning about the old way to log

By Bob Albrecht July 3, 2011 6 a.m.

Self-described “study buddies,” Steve Roberts and Alison Duff got a crash course in 1920s era logging during a Saturday field trip to Pomeroy Living History Farm. The learned lesson? Black and white museum photos of steam donkeys and loaders don’t do it justice.

City, trustee for developer reach deal on off-road area

By Bob Albrecht July 1, 2011 6 a.m.

Is it all over for the wild-riding thrill seekers taking advantage of an unsupervised dirt track in east Vancouver? At least, city officials think so. On late Wednesday, Vancouver attorneys reached an agreement with trustees overseeing undeveloped and previously unregulated land in east Vancouver to demolish large jumps that highlighted what one city councilman termed an “obstacle course” for off-road vehicles.

Portland shooting suspect arrested in Vancouver

By Bob Albrecht June 30, 2011 9:22 p.m.

A 23-year-old man was arrested late Wednesday in Vancouver on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Leonard James "LJ" Irving Sunday.

Registration for 'American Idol' auditions in Portland begins today

By Bob Albrecht June 30, 2011 7:39 a.m.

Local residents have an opportunity today to sign up to make their case as TV's most popular show, now in its 11th season, is holding auditions in Portland for the first time.

Firefighters responding to mobile home fire

By Bob Albrecht June 29, 2011 2:55 p.m.

Crews from Clark County Fire & Rescue and Clark County Fire District 6 are on scene at a fully involved trailer fire in Ridgefield.

Vancouver man identified as driver in fatal truck crash near Warm Springs, Ore.

By Bob Albrecht July 1, 2011 6 a.m.

A 54-year-old Vancouver man died in a fiery commercial truck crash Tuesday on Highway 26, six miles east of Warm Springs, according the Oregon State Police. David Lee Spooner was driving a tractor trailer rig loaded with 8,300 gallons of aviation fuel on an uphill stretch of the highway. For an unknown reason, the truck traveled onto the shoulder and continued along a guardrail for about 100 feet before breaking through the railing, according to an OSP bulletin. The truck and trailer then broke through the guardrail, went about 200 feet down an embankment and caught fire.

Deputies search for suspects after shooting in Vancouver

By Bob Albrecht June 28, 2011 2:22 p.m.

Law enforcement officials are searching for two suspects after a shooting in the Sunnyside neighborhood north of Vancouver.

Officials investigating boiler business blaze

By Bob Albrecht June 27, 2011 9:27 p.m.

Camas fire investigators are expected today to begin digging into the remnants of a blaze that destroyed a boiler repair business.

Woman shot by police in stable condition, police say

By Bob Albrecht June 27, 2011 9:17 p.m.

Mary Lee Andison was described by police as being in stable condition Monday in a Portland hospital after being shot Friday by a SWAT officer. Andison, 60, was shot at the home she and her husband, Dr. Bruce Andison, a longtime Vancouver gynecologist, own south of Ridgefield.

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