Stories by Craig
Power knocked out for 2,000 Clackamas customers
A Battle Ground man wrecked his newly purchased sports car Tuesday night, and then had to sit in the wreckage for an hour until downed power lines could be made safe.
A Vancouver woman was cited for second-degree negligent driving after police said she fell asleep at the wheel during rush hour this morning.
A fire Thursday afternoon damaged Pacific Northwest Best Fish Co., one of the Portland area's largest seafood retailers.
Initial report indicates minor injuries
Two accidents in rapid succession turned the south end of the Highway 99 Hazel Dell strip into a slalom course this afternoon.
The man who robbed a Vancouver coffee shop wearing a mask like the one worn in the “Scream” movies probably robbed a Longview Muchas Gracias the same day, according to police there.
Utah cops still withholding details of Danielle Willard's Nov. 2 death
The FBI will launch a probe into a Utah police department that still hasn't said why a former Vancouver woman was shot and killed there in November.
Smoke visible from surrounding area; some streets closed
Fire that ruined an abandoned house sent a spectacular plume of smoke and flame above the Sifton area Wednesday evening.
Teenage driver hit power pole
A teenage driver hit a power pole on Northeast 219th Street near Battle Ground at 11 a.m. today, causing a power outage and closing one of the main traffic routes into the city. Power has since been restored, and the highway is open.
Suspect resembles weekend coffee shop bandit
A Vancouver man was arrested after allegedly attempting to rob the downtown Vancouver branch of Chase Bank at 11:30 a.m. today, prompting police to set up a containment zone around much of the central business district.
Clark County crews aid in search east of Kelso
Cadaver dogs and trained searchers from Cowlitz and Clark counties have discovered a skull and clothing that may belong to a Kelso man missing since 2010.
BATTLE GROUND -- Clark County is quietly home to dozens of talented artists who want to meet and interact with their peers, says Beth Johnson-Burger. That's part of the reason the Battle Ground Art Alliance was born.
Suspect arrested after Washington County accident
A Vancouver man was identified as the victim of a Sunday morning hit-run accident in rural Washington County, Ore., west of Portland.
Snow level could drop to 1,500 feet, forecasters say
A winter-like storm is poised to hit to Southwest Washington Tuesday evening into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.
Driver allegedly speeding, flashing lights on I-5 in Oregon
A Vancouver man has been cited in Oregon for driving 80 mph on Interstate 5 while flashing lights on his car that resembled those used by police.
Injuries not believed to be life threatening
A woman went to a hospital to have her injuries evaluated after a rollover accident just north of Hockinson Friday morning.
Short outage hit northeast part of metro area
Clark Public Utilities crews have restored power to 2,400 customers in the vicinity of Northeast Ward Road and 162nd Avenue.
Britnee Kellogg doesn't advance to Las Vegas round
Vancouver resident Britnee Kellogg's fifth quest to become the next "American Idol" has ended.
Britnee Kellogg advances from Hollywood group round
Vancouver resident Britnee Kellogg continued her quest to become the next "American Idol" on Wednesday.
Three area tanning salons were robbed Thursday evening, leaving police questioning whether there were multiple bronzed bandits in the incidents or one.
Driver was searching for cellphone when second crash occurred
A train on Thursday collided with a semi truck that veered off state Highway 14, went over an embankment and came to rest on a BNSF Railway railroad track in the Columbia River Gorge.
Five schools take in kids after Sunday fire levels elementary
After a week of catastrophic loss and overwhelming support, Crestline Elementary pupils, teachers and staff settled into new temporary quarters today.
A commercial food service truck drove off Northeast 134th Street this morning.
Group will bring petition fight to city council meeting Monday night; lawsuit possible
A group of city government and light rail critics say they'll take their failed petition drive to the Vancouver City Council again Monday night, and may sue if they fail to win a public vote on light rail.
Sunday blaze destroys Crestline Elementary; plan for rest of school year may be revealed today
More than 500 Crestline Elementary students and staff may learn Monday what will happen to the rest of their school year after a three-alarm fire destroyed their building early Sunday.
Heights store bandit carried handgun
A robber armed with a .45 caliber handgun robbed a Shell convenience store at the corner of Fourth Plain and Andresen Road about 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Bandit may have had gun
Clark County sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who robbed a Hazel Dell coffee kiosk shortly after 6 p.m. Monday.
Southbound lanes closed while firefighters work
Firefighters are on the scene of a fire that has reportedly damaged a car and a garage on Northeaast Covington Road.
Freezing fog possible tonight
A light skim of freezing rain that coated parts of Clark County late Monday started to melt as temperatures rose overnight.
Snow flurries falling in the Vancouver area could continue this afternoon, but significant snowfall is not in the forecast.
Vancouver police find no sign of weapon upon response to alleged threat
A man who allegedly threatened a woman with a firearm prompted a SWAT callout in central Vancouver this morning.
Firefighters call police to help restrain occupant
Two people were injured Monday evening in a second-story bathroom fire in east Vancouver.
Parts of county get covered by surprise New Year's Eve snow
Snow flurries fell around Clark County this morning, where temperatures were in the 30s. Many accidents resulted.
A faith-based recovery center for people with addiction issues caught fire Sunday evening, injuring two firefighters.
She was the first president of the area's Multiple Listing Service
Martva "Martie" H. Messer, a longtime local businesswoman who was the first president of the local Multiple Listing Service, died Dec. 14. She was 92 years old.
Weather advisory in effect, but snow unlikely in metro area
Our two-day flirtation with a snowstorm in the greater Vancouver area appears to be over.
One to two inches of snow possible in Vancouver
The National Weather Service has issued a new winter weather advisory, warning of snow tonight and into Wednesday morning.
Bus detour expected to be in place through Wednesday
A mudslide onto BNSF Railyway tracks north of Olympia this morning delayed 13 freight trains and will disrupt Amtrak service through at least Wednesday.
Strong storm expected to lash metro area, region
A high wind warning has been issued for Clark County tonight as the region gets lashed by a powerful storm.
Truck, car collide on Central Oregon highway
Two Vancouver residents were killed and a third was injured in an icy crash on Highway 97 in Central Oregon.
Crown Road blaze causes heavy damage to home's attic, roof
A fire caused "very extensive" damage to the attic and roof of a Camas-area home this morning, leaving a family homeless.
Vessel proceeds after survey finds no damage
A petroleum barge operated by Vancouver-based Tidewater Barge struck a part of the locks at The Dalles Dam early this morning, but no pollution resulted.
Highway covered with ice, snow
A Washougal man escaped injury after a car sliding out of control on an icy, snow-covered highway struck his SUV, but his passenger was injured.
Medical problem may have played a part
A motorist from Raymond died after an accident in Woodland Wednesday morning.
He allegedly rams police vehicle, injures officer
A fleeing burglary suspect rammed a patrol car, injuring a police officer in Camas today, triggering a three-hour manhunt.
Mielke, Madore take first leads for county commissioner
Tonight's election results decide some races, but others will likely be left hanging until more ballots are counted in the coming days.
Suspect may have been fleeing state patrol
A husband and wife were arrested in downtown Vancouver at midday Wednesday after the driver allegedly ran from a hit-and-run crash at 25th and Main streets and was found by bystanders.
Staging area is at JM Plaza
Southwest Washington Regional SWAT Team officers served a search warrant Wednesday in Hazel Dell in connection with an Oct. 1 homicide.
Traffic has resumed its normal flow after a snarl earlier this morning at the junction of Interstate 205 and Highway 14, near the Glenn Jackson Bridge.
Traffic snarled for hours
Interstates 5 and 205 were more like parking lots this morning after a commercial truck accident near the southern junction of the freeways.
Lincoln neighborhood duplex damaged
A home in Vancouver's Lincoln neighborhood was damaged by a fire tonight.