Stewart pauses campaign after husband dies

By Craig Brown August 20, 2014 4:08 p.m.

Jeanne Stewart announced Wednesday she will pause her campaign for county commissioner after her husband died this week.

SWAT team arrests armed Vancouver man after standoff

By Craig Brown August 15, 2014 6:51 a.m.

A SWAT team standoff with a gunman who made threats to harm a family member and himself ended safely early today.

FBI nabs "Short Stack" bank robbery suspect

By Craig Brown August 11, 2014 10:48 p.m.

The FBI announced Monday it has arrested a suspect they dubbed the "Short Stack Bandit," accused of robbing 11 Portland-area financial institutions, including one in Vancouver.

First primary results: Atkins, Gardner lead sheriff's race

By Craig Brown August 5, 2014 8:36 p.m.

Clark County voters today advanced Chuck Atkins and Shane Gardner to be the next sheriff and gave an endorsement to two-term Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, who will face Democrat Bob Dingethal in November.

Vancouver biker blamed in Skamania County crash

By Craig Brown August 4, 2014 10:16 a.m.

A Vancouver motorcyclist was injured Sunday evening in a crash near Belle Center, five miles east of Washougal.

Arrests made in Felida-area fireworks fire

By Craig Brown July 16, 2014 11:46 a.m.

Two people, one a juvenile, were arrested today in connection with a July 5 fireworks fire that destroyed a Felida home.

Port of Vancouver hits 1 million Subaru imports

By Craig Brown July 14, 2014 6 a.m.

Sunday's cooler weather made it a nice day to look at new Subarus, and at the Port of Vancouver, a crowd of about 100 invited guests gathered to check out a red 2015 Forester station wagon.

Lightning strikes reported in Vancouver

By Craig Brown July 13, 2014 2:33 p.m.

Scattered lightning strikes are being reported in Clark County this afternoon, with one small power outage and one fire reported thus far.

Reward offered in mailbox explosion

By Craig Brown July 7, 2014 1:43 p.m.

A $500 reward was offered Monday by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for information in a case involving a mailbox that was damaged by improvised explosive device.

Ridgefield Fourth has favorites aplenty

By Craig Brown July 4, 2014 6:08 p.m.

RIDGEFIELD — The best thing about Ridgefield's annual Fourth of July parade? It depends, of course, on whom you ask.

Vancouver police nab bank robbery suspects

By Craig Brown June 21, 2014 7:45 a.m.

Police say they have arrested two Portland residents on suspicion of robbing a Vancouver branch of Umpqua Bank on Friday.

Two hurt when Kia runs under semi

By Craig Brown June 20, 2014 9:17 a.m.

Two people were reported injured when the driver of a Kia caromed off an SUV and ended up under a tractor-trailer rig.

Sliced cable disrupts 911, wireless services

By Craig Brown June 18, 2014 7:07 p.m.

Verizon Wireless customers are once again able to reach 911 after a short outage this morning.

Skyview teacher, coach arrested on sex abuse charges

By Paris Achen and Craig Brown June 12, 2014 5:33 p.m.

A Skyview High School teacher and baseball coach has been arrested on a warrant alleging sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old boy.

Portland police shoot, kill crowbar assailant

By Craig Brown June 12, 2014 12:04 p.m.

Portland police shot and killed a crowbar-swinging assailant who attacked them this morning along a busy arterial street.

Train makes emergency stop; blocks tracks

By Craig Brown June 11, 2014 2:11 p.m.

A BNSF freight train had to make an emergency stop to avoid a trespassing jogger in east Vancouver this morning. The emergency stop resulted in access being cut off to the Steamboat Landing subdivision for several hours.

Motorist crashes into East Vancouver salon

By Craig Brown June 9, 2014 4:06 p.m.

A motorist crashed into an east Vancouver salon and day spa this afternoon, but no serious injuries were reported.

Kalama man killed, two children injured in I-5 crash

By Craig Brown and Sue Vorenberg June 7, 2014 6:38 p.m.

A fatal wreck on I-5 near Ridgefield this morning killed a Kalama man and injured two children, who were taken to a Portland hospital.

Two-alarm fire destroys shop in Daybreak area

By Craig Brown and Patty Hastings June 6, 2014 7:01 p.m.

A spectacular fire reported just before 4 p.m. brought more than a dozen firetrucks and firefighters to rural property in the Daybreak area of Clark County.

AARP plans Saturday event

By Craig Brown June 6, 2014 9:59 a.m.

The American Association of Retired Persons Vancouver Chapter 935 will hold its annual Chicken Feed Family Day Saturday.

Johnston Ridge Observatory reopens after septic problem

By Craig Brown June 5, 2014 1:34 p.m.

Forest Service officials have reopened the Johnston Ridge Observatory at Mount St. Helens after clearing a blocked sewer line.

Cooking fire spreads to attic of Sifton home

By Craig Brown June 5, 2014 11:47 a.m.

A cooking fire spread into the ceiling and attic of a Sifton-area home this morning.

Vancouver police save man's life with defibrillator

By Craig Brown June 5, 2014 10:32 a.m.

Vancouver police say they've saved a life with a new automated external defibrillator purchased last October.

Kayaker rescued from Camas Slough

By Craig Brown and Emily Gillespie June 5, 2014 9:24 p.m.

A kayaker was rescued from the Camas Slough about 9:35 this morning after he apparently spent 30 minutes in the water.

High of 91 expected today

By Craig Brown May 14, 2014 10:15 a.m.

If you're near the window today, a quick glance outside will confirm we are on the way toward the hottest day of 2014 thus far.

Calif. problems delaying PDX flights

By Craig Brown April 30, 2014 6:23 p.m.

Problems at Southern California airports are causing several flight delays and cancellations at Portland International Airport this evening.

No charge filed in Skyview upskirting case

By Craig Brown April 10, 2014 8:08 p.m.

A Skyview High School boy accused of using a phone camera to snap a picture up a teacher's dress will not be charged with a crime, according to The Columbian's news partner, KATU-TV.

Smoking belt prompts fire call downtown

By Craig Brown April 7, 2014 11:52 a.m.

Smoke later determined to be from a machine belt prompted a fire call in downtown Vancouver this morning.

Lost Vancouver toddler found safe

By Craig Brown March 28, 2014 7:08 a.m.

A 3-year-old boy missing overnight from a home in the Bagley Downs neighborhood has been found safe.

Paddy Hough parade steps off in Vancouver  

By Craig Brown and Susan Parrish March 17, 2014 7:48 p.m.

The luck of the Irish held -- sort of -- as the annual Paddy Hough Parade through Vancouver's Uptown Village stepped off under mostly dry skies.

Three-alarm fire rips through Hazel Dell apartments

By Craig Brown and Stevie Mathieu March 16, 2014 10:34 a.m.

A three-alarm fire caused heavy damage to a Hazel Dell apartment complex before dawn Sunday.

Fire destroys building on Northeast 28th Street

By Craig Brown and Tyler Graf March 14, 2014 9:35 p.m.

Fire destroyed a large building on Northeast 28th Street next door to Endeavour Elementary School on Friday.

Ridgefield expected to name city manager tonight

By Craig Brown and Justin Runquist March 13, 2014 9:58 a.m.

Ridgefield city councilors tonight are expected to name either County Commissioner Steve Stuart or Vancouver Assistant Police Chief Chris Sutter as the next city manager.

Police shoot, wound gunman in downtown Vancouver  

By Craig Brown , Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings March 13, 2014 4:14 p.m.

Vancouver police say they shot and wounded a gunman in downtown Vancouver early today after he refused to put down his weapon.

Police investigating hit-run at Fourth Plain and Andresen

By Craig Brown , Emily Gillespie and Stevie Mathieu March 13, 2014 5:07 p.m.

Vancouver police arrested a Yacolt man following a hit-and-run crash that left a man seriously injured early Thursday morning at Fourth Plain Boulevard at Northeast Andresen Road.

Candelight vigil tonight for fallen FVHS student

By Craig Brown March 7, 2014 10:06 a.m.

Family and friends of Serge Bondarchuck are planning a candlelight vigil tonight to honor the life of the 18-year-old Fort Vancouver High School senior.

Pickets briefly block road near Vancouver port

By Craig Brown February 26, 2014 7:08 a.m.

Pickets marking Thursday's one-year anniversary at the Port of Vancouver's grain terminal briefly blocked an entrance to the port this morning, as well as a nearby street.

Commute begins without freezing rain

By Craig Brown and Stevie Mathieu February 10, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Many schools in the area are closed today, and weather forecasters say the morning commute could still be dicey in spots as a series of storms is finally replaced with sweet rain.

Snow returns to Clark County

By Craig Brown , Eric Florip and Sue Vorenberg February 7, 2014 1:35 p.m.

The National Weather Service is predicting 1 to 2 inches of snowfall this afternoon and 2 to 4 inches overnight in Clark County.

Two-alarm fire damages Vancouver apartments

By Craig Brown and Emily Gillespie February 6, 2014 9:45 a.m.

A two-alarm fire has caused major damage to an apartment complex in the Ogden neighborhood this morning.

Man dies in massive I-5 accident

By Craig Brown , Eric Florip and Emily Gillespie February 6, 2014 3:42 p.m.

At least one person has already died in a weather-related traffic accident as a massive snowstorm began to wallop Clark County.

Shooting reported at county health office in Vancouver

By Craig Brown , Tyler Graf , Marissa Harshman and Patty Hastings February 4, 2014 6:19 p.m.

A suspect was taken into custody, and two people were injured, following the second Vancouver office shooting in as many days.

Suspicious death investigated in VanMall neighborhood

By Craig Brown and Emily Gillespie February 4, 2014 8:31 p.m.

Detectives are investigating a suspicious death of a man whose body was found outside in the area of Northeast Vancouver Mall Drive and Northeast 77th Avenue.

Vancouver gangster draws 10-year prison term

By Craig Brown January 31, 2014 4:54 p.m.

Calling a Vancouver gang member “a walking, talking crime wave,” a federal judge ordered him to spend the next 10 years in prison.

Neighbor: Andino says Brandon Smith often drives drunk

By Paris Achen and Craig Brown January 29, 2014 10:52 a.m.

Before a Jan. 19 fatal crash that killed two Vancouver women in a crosswalk, the suspected driver's girlfriend told a neighbor that Brandon Smith is an alcoholic. She told another neighbor that Smith "frequently drives under the influence."

Clark County agency helps in gang sting

By Craig Brown January 15, 2014 8:10 p.m.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was deployed to the Portland area Wednesday morning as area police agencies served multiple search warrants seeking to arrest suspected gang members.

Woman dead in Vancouver house fire

By Craig Brown , Patty Hastings and Paul Suarez January 10, 2014 7:59 p.m.

A woman who had been trapped in a bedroom died Friday morning in a two-alarm house fire, despite the best efforts of her son and firefighters to rescue her.

Ashes blamed for condo fire

By Craig Brown January 6, 2014 4:44 p.m.

Improperly discarded fireplace ashes were apparently to blame for a small fire Monday afternoon at the Ironwood Condominiums, 504 S.E. 157th Ave.

Snow, sleet largely bypass metro area

By Craig Brown and Erik Hidle December 20, 2013 9:18 a.m.

A threat of snow and freezing rain largely failed to materialize in Clark County this morning, allowing schools and work to proceed mostly as planned.

Hazel Dell hit-and-run crash results in short pursuit, arrest

By Craig Brown December 18, 2013 5:06 p.m.

A hit-and-run accident on Northeast 99th Street in Hazel Dell ended up with a driver being detained along Interstate 5.