Going by Train: Home from the holidays

By Dave Kern December 29, 2013 8:30 p.m.

Forget the strain, take the train.

A canine for Christmas? Pets get homes for the holidays

By Dave Kern December 23, 2013 2:24 p.m.

The Lazzaretto family has a Christmas decision: Should Jolly the pup join Joey the Labrador in their Yacolt home.

Vancouver man involved in collision cited for allegedly texting

By Dave Kern December 22, 2013 5:39 p.m.

A 44-year-old Vancouver man was cited for driving while texting after he was involved in an accident this afternoon.

Man hurt in wreck 
on Highway 500

By Dave Kern December 15, 2013 9:23 p.m.

A Vancouver man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after the car he was driving crashed into a utility pole early Sunday morning.

I-5 Bridge wreck 
causes big backup

By Dave Kern December 15, 2013 9:20 p.m.

A two-car crash Sunday night on the southbound span of the Interstate 5 Bridge caused a five-mile backup, Washington State Patrol said.

Woodland police investigate shooting

By Dave Kern December 15, 2013 8:58 p.m.

Woodland police on Sunday night were investigating a shooting that they suspect happened during a drug buy. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the arm and taken to a local hospital.

Families flock to Washougal’s Farrell Farms to get their Christmas trees

By Dave Kern December 15, 2013 7:47 p.m.

WASHOUGAL — The Tucker family was in no hurry to find the perfect Christmas tree Sunday at Farrell Farms on Mount Norway.

Three teens arrested in Washougal armed robbery

By Dave Kern December 15, 2013 5:12 p.m.

Washougal police on Sunday morning arrested three people suspected in a Saturday night armed robbery of the E Street Market, 1414 E St., Washougal.

Pedestrian struck on Andresen Road

By Dave Kern December 1, 2013 10:10 p.m.

A 45-year-old man was struck by a motorist about 7:55 p.m. Sunday at Fourth Plain Boulevard and Andresen Road.

Car strikes tree after Highway 14 collision

By Dave Kern December 1, 2013 10:08 p.m.

A Washougal man was hurt when his car veered off of state Highway 14 Sunday evening and struck a tree.

Tales of winter travel shared at PDX

By Dave Kern December 1, 2013 8:25 p.m.

PORTLAND — The intrepid had tales of travel Sunday afternoon at Portland International Airport as the holiday weekend wound down.

The cold is coming this week

By Dave Kern December 1, 2013 8:09 p.m.

That cold snap you've been hearing about? "It is coming," Colby Neuman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland, said Sunday night.

Suicidal man gives self up in Brush Prairie

By Dave Kern November 24, 2013 8:51 p.m.

Crisis negotiators Sunday talked a suicidal man from jumping from the Caples Road bridge over Salmon Creek in Brush Prairie.

Pets seek local homes for the holidays

By Dave Kern November 24, 2013 8:41 p.m.

Moe the puppy looked as if he were dreaming Sunday, and maybe that dream was, "All I want for Christmas is a family to adopt me."

Student labor builds Habitat for Humanity house

By Dave Kern November 18, 2013 6 a.m.

You could call it the house that young hands built, but Nikki Danforth and her two boys will call it home.

Vancouver woman hurt in I-5 crash

By Dave Kern November 11, 2013 10:08 p.m.

A 21-year-old Vancouver woman was injured Sunday night after being in a crash on Interstate 5.

Motorcycle collision puts two in hospital

By Dave Kern November 11, 2013 2:11 p.m.

Two motorcyclists were in PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Sunday night with injuries sustained in a late Saturday collision on Padden Parkway.

Free recycling program collects truckloads of leaves

By Dave Kern November 10, 2013 8:55 p.m.

BRUSH PRAIRIE — Brad Reitzenstein watched Sunday afternoon as his son and nephew toiled to dump a trailer-load of leaves at H&H Wood Recyclers.

Camas woman hurt in crash

By Dave Kern November 6, 2013 10:39 p.m.

A 21-year-old Camas woman was hospitalized Wednesday evening after her car crashed into a tree in the Sifton area.

Shooting reported after family fight; father held

By Dave Kern October 27, 2013 10:13 p.m.

A father is suspected of shooting and injuring a 49-year-old son after an argument Sunday night in far north Clark County, said Clark County Sgt. Tony Barnes.

Vancouver Farmers Market calls it a season

By Dave Kern October 27, 2013 9:26 p.m.

Florida transplants Ben Churchwell and Lauren Bittner were at the Vancouver Farmers Market on Sunday afternoon as vendors were closing down the 9-month regular season.

Salem woman allegedly threatens, man woman with gun in Vancouver

By Dave Kern October 27, 2013 9:05 p.m.

A 24-year-old Salem, Ore., woman was arrested Saturday night after she allegedly threatened a man and woman with a handgun in Vancouver’s Uptown Village.

Fire destroys shop building in Venersborg

By Dave Kern October 27, 2013 6:14 p.m.

An early Sunday morning fire in Venersborg destroyed a shop building and displaced a family of five, authorities said.

Forging history lessons at the fort

By Dave Kern October 20, 2013 9:31 p.m.

The old met the new as 13-year-old Daniel Stepanyuk used his iPad mini to record blacksmith Tom Dwyer toiling at Fort Vancouver on Sunday.

Shadow the shelter dog is safe after disappearing

By Dave Kern October 20, 2013 5:28 p.m.

Shadow the German shepherd shelter dog is safe after disappearing Saturday night during a fundraiser for the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society.

Veterans enjoy weekend of fun, support and sharing of stories

By Dave Kern October 14, 2013 6 a.m.

CAMAS — Army veteran Monique Martin, 46, of Vancouver said Sunday, at the conclusion of a hunting and fishing weekend for vets sponsored by several groups and businesses, that she'd "never felt so honored."

ATV rider remains in critical condition

By Dave Kern October 6, 2013 10:45 p.m.

Vladimir Kovalev, 29, of Vancouver was in critical condition at a local hospital Sunday night with injuries suffered in an early Saturday morning ATV accident on Larch Mountain in the Yacolt Burn State Forest.

Motorcycle wreck hospitalizes Vancouver man, 60

By Dave Kern October 6, 2013 10:44 p.m.

A Vancouver man was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after he crashed his motorcycle on state Highway 503 about 10 miles northeast of Woodland.

Visitors of all ages are fascinated by stars of annual Birdfest

By Dave Kern October 6, 2013 9:19 p.m.

RIDGEFIELD — The federal shutdown couldn't spoil Birdfest as an estimated 3,000 took in the weekend event under glorious skies.

Skamania County responds to missing hiker, overturned boat

By Dave Kern September 29, 2013 9:17 p.m.

Crews have rescued two boaters near the Salmon Falls Bridge of the Washougal River, and are working to rescue a third person, authorities say.

Woodland man arrested in stabbing death

By Dave Kern September 29, 2013 5:32 p.m.

A 26-year-old Woodland man has been arrested in connection with the Saturday stabbing death of Jennie Brill, 42, of Vancouver.

Homestead Day at Venersborg: Learn, celebrate the old ways

By Dave Kern September 22, 2013 11:03 p.m.

VENERSBORG — There were chickens to slaughter, ice cream to crank, cider to press, pickles to preserve and more to learn here on Sunday as folks celebrated the old ways.

Longtime local Santa Claus, wedding officiant dies at 57

By Dave Kern September 22, 2013 8:12 p.m.

Rob Figley, who brought joy to children and adults alike as Santa Claus and a wedding officiant, died Saturday night in Vancouver. He was 57.

Wood turns life-like at annual Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show

By Dave Kern September 15, 2013 9:01 p.m.

They look real, take dozens of hours to craft and will cost you if one is destined for your mantle.

Vancouver police respond to domestic disputes

By Dave Kern September 9, 2013 10:35 p.m.

Vancouver police were busy Monday night with two domestic violence cases.

Battle Ground motorcyclist still in hospital Sunday

By Dave Kern September 8, 2013 10:12 p.m.

Michael Cherney, 52, of Battle Ground was in satisfactory condition Sunday night at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.

Two motorcyclists hurt in Vancouver still hospitalized

By Dave Kern September 8, 2013 10:11 p.m.

Todd Moothart, 50, of Vancouver remained in critical condition Sunday night with injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash Saturday.

Boy pulled from swimming hole with injury

By Dave Kern September 8, 2013 10:10 p.m.

Rescue crews came to the aid of a 16-year-old Vancouver boy on Sunday afternoon when he was injured in Camas.

Battle Ground accident blamed on deer

By Dave Kern September 2, 2013 12 a.m.

A wayward deer was blamed for causing a Battle Ground accident Sunday morning.

SWAT team responds to Hazel Dell incident

By Dave Kern September 2, 2013 6:03 a.m.

The Southwest Washington Regional SWAT Team responded to an incident in Hazel Dell that started about 7:15 p.m. Sunday.

Washougal man arrested after three-car crash

By Dave Kern September 1, 2013 11:55 p.m.

A Washougal man was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Saturday night after an overloaded trailer he was pulling was blamed for causing a three-car accident.

Kumoricon brings costume play in the park

By Dave Kern September 1, 2013 10:35 p.m.

The town square belonged to the joyful players at the Kumoricon convention on Sunday.

Man feared drowned near Vancouver Landing

By Dave Kern September 1, 2013 11:49 p.m.

A teenage boy is feared drowned this afternoon at the Vancouver Landing dock near the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay.

UPDATE: SWAT team arrests man accused of threatening neighbor with knife

By Dave Kern September 1, 2013 11:51 p.m.

At 4:18 p.m. Sunday, the Southwest Washington Regional SWAT Team responded to the report of a robbery and dispute at the Robinwood Apartments, 3311 E. 18th St.

Motorcyclist badly injured in crash

By Dave Kern August 25, 2013 10:09 p.m.

A motorcyclist was seriously injured at 11:46 p.m. Saturday when the rider collided with a vehicle at Northeast 144th Street and 152nd Avenue in Brush Prairie.

3 vehicle crash hurts two, starts fire on I-205

By Dave Kern August 25, 2013 10:08 p.m.

A three-vehicle crash on Interstate 205 southbound sent at least two people to hospitals Sunday evening, said Trooper Will Finn of the Washington State Patrol.

Wine and jazz exert wide pull

By Dave Kern August 26, 2013 2:22 p.m.

The curtain dropped Sunday night on the 16th edition of the Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival in Esther Short Park.

Unwatched burn barrel blamed in Ridgefield blaze

By Dave Kern August 19, 2013 9:18 p.m.

An unattended burn barrel fire is blamed for causing a 2-acre blaze in Ridgefield Monday evening, officials said.

Vancouver robbery suspect nabbed after leaving wallet behind

By Dave Kern August 18, 2013 10:22 p.m.

It took Vancouver police about a half-hour to arrest a man suspected in an armed robbery of the El Presidente restaurant in downtown Vancouver on Sunday night.

Thousands bring city's streets to life

By Dave Kern August 18, 2013 9:51 p.m.

Thousands turned out for Sunday Streets Alive in Vancouver, where there was fun and positive messages at seven stations on a 4.2-mile route.