Stories by Craig
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.
Rain fails to dampen spirits at annual fundraiser that puts youngsters at the controls of big machines
Derek Fechtner says he might want to be a firefighter when he grows up. Or maybe the 6-year-old Woodland boy will become a bulldozer driver. Or maybe he'll be an ambulance paramedic.
Heavy snowpack, warm weather prompts warning
Forest Service officials are warning climbers that the avalanche danger at Mount St. Helens is very high.
Emergency responders were dispatched to northbound Interstate 5 shortly after 1 p.m. today after a rollover accident.
He's suspected of domestic violence
A Clackamas County sheriff’s patrol sergeant who lives in Vancouver has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.
Baby with the group turned over to great-grandmother
Three Battle Ground residents have been arrested on suspicion of a series of residential burglaries after alert neighbors called the police Wednesday evening.
Clark PUD reports as many as 600 without power
A fire reported in the Heisson neighborhood northeast of Battle Ground knocked out power to the area Friday morning.
Flames, smoke pour from home
Flames and heavy smoke poured from a Hazel Dell home Friday evening.
Vancouver police are at an apartment house at 8701 E. Mill Plain after a report of a possible intruder.
A man who implied he was armed with a handgun robbed the state liquor store in east Vancouver Monday evening.
Driver turns himself in; victim still critical
Both parties have been identified in a hit-and-run accident on Highway 99 that sent a pedestrian to the hospital in critical condition.
Suspect is one of two arrested along I-5 in Oregon
Two men were arrested Saturday afternoon during an Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop south of Sutherlin when they were found in possession of over one pound of heroin concealed in their vehicle.
A respite from the weekend rain has kept the Columbia River below flood stage at Vancouver.
An accident involving a truck hauling scrap metal has blocked westbound Highway 14 east of Washougal.
Strong-arm robbery occurs at Cascade Park bank drive-thru
A young man wearing a red mask and a dark sweatshirt stole a bank bag from a customer attempting to make a deposit at a drive-thru window Friday afternoon.
Garage damaged in Cherry Street blaze
Firefighters rescued a dog from a burning home on Northwest Cherry Street. It was the second house fire in that area Thursday.
Heavy smoke pours from house's basement
A vintage home in the West Hazel Dell neighborhood suffered significant smoke, fire and other structural damage Thursday morning.
Four, including two children, reported injured
Four people, including children ages 4 and 5, were reported injured following a high-impact collision on Northeast 219th Street near 29th Avenue Monday morning.
Unconnected incidents boost 2012 violent crime total
Two men accused in apparently unconnected homicides are both due to make first appearances Monday morning in Clark County Superior Court.
A fire has been reported at a Hazel Dell home.
Major route closed temporarily east of I-5
A ruptured natural gas pipeline forced closure of state Highway 500 between Interstate 5 and Falk Road for about an hour Friday morning.
Firefighters on scene; residents escape flames
A two-alarm house fire left a Hazel Dell home in ruins Monday evening. Firefighters remain on the scene.
Fire set outside Camas High School on Feb. 4
Camas police are announcing a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who attempted to set a fire at Camas High School.
Man had worked at Doernbecher Children's Hospital
A Washougal man who worked as a nurse at Portland's Doernbecher Children's Hospital has been charged in federal court with receipt, possession and distribution of child pornography.
Man stole items from Vancouver Target store
Vancouver police are seeking tips as they try to identify this shoplifting suspect.
Water problem causes closure
Headed to Tacoma for one of the high school sports playoffs? The rest area north of Castle Rock has reopened
Britnee Kellogg remained in the American Idol competition after performing with two other vocalists in a show aired Thursday night but was cut before the show ended.
Britnee Kellogg to be featured in tonight's broadcast
A Vancouver contestant continues to advance on TV's "American Idol."
Results expected by 8:25 p.m.
For more than 85,000 Clark County voters, today is Election Day, with several school measures on the ballot.
A Battle Ground man was ticketed by Washington State Patrol troopers Sunday after an accident at the intersection of Northeast 117th Avenue and Northeast 65th Street.
A Camas woman who was injured in a head-on traffic accident along Highway 500 on Saturday remained in a local hospital Sunday evening.
Smoke, flames slows traffic on Highway 500
Vancouver firefighters pressed their two newest fire engines into service Sunday afternoon, fighting a fire that heavily damaged an old home converted to office use.
Program illustrates vital link between literacy and local history
Connor Wier clutched a quill pen in his left hand as he carefully inked characters onto a tiny postcard. Returning the pen to a glass inkwell, he dipped and wrote, dipped and wrote, finally blotting his work with a tiny bit of sand.
Smaller projects would precede 300-mile path starting in Vancouver
Columbia River Gorge trails advocates gathered Sunday to discuss their newest vision: Trails that connect existing urban areas to undeveloped parcels in order to provide both economic development and new access to the region’s unparalleled scenic beauty.
Other driver cited for driving too fast for conditions
A Vancouver woman was taken to Oregon Health & Science University after an accident Sunday on Highway 500.
Police release photos of U.S. Bank bandit
Vancouver police Thursday released a photo of a man they believe robbed local branches of U.S. Bank three times within the last month.
Suspect also accused of driving off in $58,000 Shelby Mustang
A Vancouver man is under arrest in Beaverton, Ore., after being accused of stealing every car key at Damerow Beaverton Ford.
County prepares for slushy commute as school children rejoice
Clark County commuters braced for a slushy slog to work Wednesday as a wintry system that had flirted with the region for days finally showed its intentions, dumping snow throughout the metro area.
Storm could arrive Saturday night
Snow looks increasingly likely for Clark County, including Vancouver.
Grand Central eatery evacuated after fire breaks out in rooftop flue
A fire that may have started in a flue has forced evacuation of Lapellah Restaurant.
A short bandit with facial hair hit the Orchards branch of US Bank just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Portion of Clark County shifted to 14th Legislative District
Washington’s Redistricting Commission pushed a do-or-die deadline to the brink Sunday evening before reaching consensus on Eastern Washington legislative districts, including one that would affect Clark County.
Sheriff's Office warns they may be endangered
Skamania County authorities are looking for a Stevenson woman and her son, and are concerned they may be endangered.
Final bundle of joy of 2011 arrives late on New Year’s Eve, followed by the first of 2012 a few hours later
They’re tiny and beautiful girls, both with black hair, swaddled in hospital blankets and sleeping peacefully in mother’s arms. Their dads watch from a sofa near the window, and when they go home from the hospital Monday, they’ll have a chance to meet their siblings.
It's the second incident in two days on tall bridge
Emergency responders were called to the I-205 bridge late Sunday afternoon after another apparent suicide attempt, the second in two days.