Stories by Craig
Suspects to appear in court on Monday
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with the Oct. 1 shooting of Matthew M. Clark at a northeast Hazel Dell home.
Deza Rae Hernandez is alleged to have gang ties
Clark County sheriff's deputies are enlisting the public's help to locate a robbery and assault suspect.
Police this morning raided a Camas home and arrested the occupant on suspicion of trafficking in marijuana.
Massive underground garage fills with smoke
A lunch-hour fire today destroyed a van in the parking garage beneath Vancouvercenter, one of the largest real estate developments downtown, attracting a crowd of onlookers and inconveniencing parking customers.
A person believed to be in his 50s was reported injured Tuesday evening after a lawn tractor rolled onto him.
Firefighters enjoy help from bystanders, luck in avoiding apartments, chemicals
A two-alarm fire that started in some tinder-dry grass burned nearly two acres Tuesday afternoon in a lot adjacent to an Orchards apartment complex.
Marissa Harshman takes first place for pain clinic series
The Columbian staff won two honors in this year's C.B. Blethen Memorial Awards, honoring the best in Pacific Northwest journalism.
A fire this afternoon damaged pilings below the Red Lion Hotel at the Quay, but did not extend into the business.
The RV waste dump at the northbound Gee Creek rest area will be closed most of today.
Ridgefield, Woodland, La Center, Hockinson in class
School resumed for four local public school districts this morning.
Columbian TV grid contains error
Wondering where Washington's major party gubernatorial candidates stand on the issues? Tonight's debate at Washington State University Vancouver will be telecast live.
Man in critical condition
A jogger suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car at the offramp from northbound Interstate 5 at Northeast 134th Street, officials said.
Eight hours of music. Two dozen classic cars. One united purpose: To help veterans who have fallen afoul of the law.
Man, dog died; investigation continuing
A Vancouver man driving along Interstate 205 struck and killed a man and his dog about 3 a.m. today. Now it's up to Oregon State Police to figure out if the man was lying in the roadway on purpose.
Other driver killed in collision east of Florence
Two Vancouver men were injured in a Saturday afternoon accident on the highway between Eugene, Ore. and the Oregon coast.
A woman was given an animal cruelty citation after leaving her dog in a car outside an east Vancouver business Thursday afternoon.
Small fire is moving slowly
Fire District 3 responded to a brush fire near Larch Corrections Center.
Sunday afternoon accident was north of Battle Ground
Four people reported minor injuries after an accident that must have looked like a scene from “The Dukes of Hazzard.”
Vancouver firefighters Monday morning extinguished a garage fire at 1809 Kauffman Ave. The cause is under investigation.
Two boys were taken into custody Monday morning and accused of breaking into Pacific Middle School in east Vancouver.
Event will be at 11 a.m. Friday in horse arena
A memorial to longtime Clark County Fair veterinarian Dr. Jack Giesy will be held Friday.
Voters have turned Superior Court Judge John Wulle out of office, and may do the same to County Commissioner Marc Boldt.
In the news business, not every story checks out. That was proven time and again last week when two potential stories dealing with local celebrities surfaced.
Vancouver firefighters are on the scene of a burning duplex in the VanMall neighborhood.
Sent to hospital with serious injuries
A 3-year-old boy suffered serious injuries Saturday evening when he fell from a second-floor window at a Vancouver home.
Customer allegedly stole cash from till, fled
A customer who allegedly snatched money from a till was chased and captured by Burgerville employees Monday.
A Vancouver man was sentenced to eight years in federal prison for stealing and selling 26 firearms from a Hazel Dell gun store, of which at least one was later fired at police, the Department of Justice said Monday.
Car shears off utility pole, strikes tree
A 17-year-old driver was injured -- but managed to walk away -- from a high-speed accident near La Center this afternoon.
Closure begins tonight
Interstate 5 through downtown Portland will be closed beginning tonight through 5 a.m. Monday, Oregon Department of Transportation officials say. Motorists can detour around the closure on Interstate 405.
Measure on today's meeting agenda
C-Tran's board of directors is expected today to formally call for a public vote in November on raising the sales tax, in part to fund operation of the MAX light rail system over the new Columbia River Crossing to Clark College.
Climber slid, struck rocks
A 26-year-old Vancouver woman was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to a hospital after a climbing accident on Mount St. Helens about 4 p.m. Saturday.
CenturyLink says service should be restored today
A telecommunications service outage affecting about 100 people in the Ridgefield area was under repair Saturday.
Apparent suicide is second this week
An inmate was found dead in the Clark County Jail early this morning, apparently as the result of a suicide.
Parade offers a slice of small town America
RIDGEFIELD — A slice of America. A red, white and blue tradition. A beautiful start to a blue-sky summer. Ridgefield's annual Fourth of July celebration brought it all Wednesday.
Regional SWAT was called to an early Wednesday morning standoff with a 22-year-old Vancouver man in the Rose Village neighborhood.
No one home when fire broke out
A fire that appeared to have started in the attic caused significant damage to a west Hazel Dell house Tuesday afternoon.
LifeFlight helicopter called to transport victim
LA CENTER — A 9 year-old La Center girl was severely burned when her clothing caught fire in her La Center home Wednesday morning.
Bridge work delays traffic
A late opening of the Interstate 5 Bridge has delayed commuters this morning.
An Oregon woman was cited for suspicion of drunken driving after the car she was driving ended up on its side in downtown Vancouver.
Boat sideswiped, causing traffic delays
Washington State Patrol troopers on Thursday released the names of the drivers involved in a Wednesday morning crash on westbound Highway 14 near Evergreen Boulevard.
Vancouver police and their specialized armored vehicle were called to a home in the Lincoln neighborhood Wednesday afternoon after a wanted subject took over a home.
A dump truck pulling a flatbed trailer caught fire and the mishap caused the closure of westbound lanes of Highway 14 during rush hour Wednesday evening.
Wild afternoon filled with crashes, carjackings, high-speed pursuit
A Hazel Dell bank robbery turned into a major crime spree Wednesday afternoon, engulfing local police agencies in high-speed chases through Hazel Dell, Vancouver and Salmon Creek before ending 90 minutes later in North Portland.
Recovery of body under way
Caller reported that the climber had fallen about 1,000 feet on the standard climbing route and landed on the west side of the Hogsback near Crater Rock.
Toutle man, battered camera recovered near Mount St. Helens
A Cowlitz County man whose body was found near the base of a bridge died of an accidental fall, according to Cowlitz County authorities.
Corpse was found in Columbia River last Sunday
A body found in the Columbia River near Woodland last Sunday evening has been identified as that of a Camas man.
Exercise taking place on Lewisville campus today
Forty Battle Ground and Prairie High School students will assist emergency responders with a mock disaster drill today.
Woman allegedly fights with police officer
Portland police have arrested a man and woman in connection with the reported robbery of a bikini barista, but not without a fight.
Blaze damages laundry room
A fire in a laundry room displaced 23 residents of a memory care unit in Tualatin, Ore. early today.
Blaze at Who Song & Larry's caused by electrical malfunction
A two-alarm fire caused significant damage to a landmark restaurant along the Columbia River waterfront Monday.