Stories by Dave
Customer allegedly stole cash from till, fled
A customer who allegedly snatched money from a till was chased and captured by Burgerville employees Monday.
People say the city's just the right kind of community
Ask locals what they love about their city and the answers are remarkably similar. "The people, so wonderfully friendly and supportive," said April Henkel, 41, as she took in vendor booths at Sunday's final day of Harvest Days.
Cruisin' the Gut was big Saturday night on Vancouver's Main Street. But was it as big as the 2011 event?
He was apparently struck by car
An argument led to a trip to the hospital for a Battle Ground man Saturday night, the Washington State Patrol reported.
Judy Menegat on Sunday said she was enjoying her first visit to the English Estate Winery in southeast Vancouver.
At least one victim may have ties to local church
THE DALLES, Ore. — The Wasco County, Ore., Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of two men who drowned Monday afternoon at the main falls of White River Falls Day Use area east of Tygh Valley. The two bodies have not been recovered.
The apartment fire that displaced six residents early Sunday caused an estimated $200,000 in damage and may have sparked from an improperly disposed cigarette, said Kevin Stromberg, Vancouver Fire Department spokesman.
Sun worshippers frolicked Sunday at Frenchman's Bar Regional Park on what was the busiest day in years at the Columbia River spot.
Baby-sitter allegedly entered apartment, stole girl, 1½, away
A 47-year-old Vancouver woman was arrested Monday on suspicion of kidnapping a 1½-year-old girl from a Fruit Valley apartment, police said.
Groups that run booths raise money for activities
"It's slow," Jennifer Foster said of fireworks sales at her booth near Hazel Dell's Walmart store at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
A 42-year-old man hanged himself in the Clark County Jail on Sunday morning, said sheriff’s Sgt. Duncan Hoss.
Annual event draws 12,000 people despite soggy Saturday
Freya, the smoke-belching metal dragon complete with scaly tail, was a star of the weekend's showcase of trash turned into treasures.
The Washington State Patrol is looking for the driver who fled the scene after his 1999 Honda Civic crashed at Interstate 205 and state Highway 500 early Sunday morning.
Vancouver police on Sunday identified a suspected homicide victim as Michael J. Ellis, 48. On Friday at 5:57 p.m., police were dispatched to an assault at 1011 W. 12th St., Unit 2, in west Vancouver. Ellis was living there, police said.
Friday collision also involved a Camas driver
The driver killed in Friday evening’s traffic crash on Northeast Lombard Street in Portland has been identified as 36-year-old Carrie Ann Hill of Vancouver.
A man died Sunday evening after falling from Lower Falls Creek Trail, which is about 16 miles north of Carson in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The fall was the second fatality at Skamania County recreation spots in two days.
Downtown Vancouver a big draw for families on Sunday
Dads shared the spotlight with runners on Sunday as downtown Vancouver brimmed with activity.
Lori Salierno came home Sunday to start a 3,000-mile bicycle journey to support her organization that helps at-risk kids. About 100 people showed up at the Mountain View High School track to cheer on Salierno as she started her trek to Acworth, Ga., less than an hour from Atlanta. She expects the ride to take seven weeks. She’s been seriously training only two months.
Sheriff’s deputies were called to Callaham’s mobile home park, 10804 N.E. Highway 99, about 8:35 p.m. Sunday on a reported car-pedestrian accident.
A fascination with a compelling swath of history has propelled former Columbian reporter and columnist Bill Dietrich to release his 11th novel.
It was shearing day Sunday at Columbia Mist Alpacas in Woodland.
Two relatives rescued; teen not wearing life jacket
A 13-year-old boy is missing and presumed drowned after the 18-foot fishing boat he was in was swamped off the eastern tip of Lady Island in the Columbia River on Monday morning.
Burnt Bridge Creek residents tidy grave sites of kin on Memorial Day
At 2 p.m. Sunday, Warren and Sharron Wannamaker were tending to the graves of her dad and grandparents. They already had beautified eight other grave sites of family members at Park Hill Cemetery in McLoughlin Heights.
Members of St. Luke's Episcopal Church turned the clock back 152 years on Sunday.
Official stresses need to properly secure abandoned houses
Fire destroyed an abandoned house just north of Battle Ground on Monday evening.
A Vancouver woman was in serious condition Monday night with injuries suffered when the car she was driving collided with a parked tractor-trailer on the shoulder of Interstate 5 near the Siskiyou Summit in Oregon.
WOODLAND -- They came from as far away as Seattle and Oklahoma on Sunday to see gorgeous blooming lilacs in a vintage setting under sunny skies.
In wake of fatal collision, neighbor questions change in bus route
In the aftermath of the death of 11-year-old Benjamin Fulwiler, Kelli Dominguez is hopping mad that C-Tran changed its route to send buses from Main Street east onto 27th Street.
A semi with double flatbed trailers went on its side and dumped a load of lumber on state Highway 14 in east Clark County on Sunday night.
Damon Davenport knew a 2-year-old was hurt, he just didn’t know he was about to rescue the toddler’s brother.
Ten years ago, “Wild Bill” Keller bought a 1927 Ford T-Bucket.
Official: System limits fire damage to about $30,000
A sprinkler system is credited for limiting fire damage Sunday to a house in rural Ridgefield.
A Vancouver man and woman were able to walk to safety after their inflatable kayaks capsized in the Washougal River on Sunday afternoon.
A Volkswagen, thought to be a 1977, caught fire in Washougal and was totaled Sunday afternoon, the Washington State Patrol reported.
It may hit 80 again Monday, but things will cool off Tuesday
Enjoy the heat, sun lovers, as it probably will vanish after Monday.
Classes run the gamut, from plumbing to fixing bike flats
Sundays’s spectacular sunshine did not deter Gretta Anderson from getting tips at the Do-It-Yourself Fair at Clark College.
An estimated 360 people turned out Sunday for Share’s soup event aimed at fighting hunger in the Vancouver area.
A 70-year-old Vancouver motorcyclist died Sunday morning when he collided with a power pole in northwest Oregon. Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings said William Jay Davies’ motorcycle was on Highway 202 just east of the Highway 103 junction north of Jewell.
Dancers on Sunday heated up the Vancouver Convention Center to that infectious Latin beat.
Dmitriy A. Ivanov, 25, of Vancouver was arrested for suspicion of DUI after a Saturday night accident on state Highway 14 just west of Lieser Road, the Washington State Patrol reported.
A Battle Ground woman’s Toyota crashed into Anthony Gaul’s house at 5:53 p.m. Sunday.
Colorful, whimsical new public sculpture delights passers-by
“Flying Umbrellas” looked daring and dazzling in the brilliant Sunday sun.
Sunshine and Easter made for the busiest weekend yet this year at the Vancouver Farmers Market.
He's a 53-year-old Ridgefield resident
Crews now are trying to rescue a man who is at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff in the Pekin Ferry area, along the North Fork of the Lewis River.
Vancouver firefighters at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, responded to a report of a car falling on a man who was working beneath it.
Police say SUV failed to yield, hit pickup; driver cited
A Roseburg, Ore., man was in satisfactory condition Sunday night at a local hospital after being injured in a two-car crash north of Battle Ground.
Advisory in effect through noon Monday; showers expected for rest of week
The mighty Columbia River was running high and fast Sunday, April 1, flirting with its flood stage.
Friends, family recall Phil Arnold’s humor, life lessons, talent
The “Map Man” of Vancouver was eulogized Sunday, April 1, for his work, his love of community and his quirkiness.
BATTLE GROUND -- Tom Nichols took a big step Sunday toward his goal of doing custom woodworking as a full-time job. The Salmon Creek man took the “Best of Show” award for his “Leaves in the Wind” table at the Battle Ground Art Alliance 11th Annual Spring Show and Sale.
A Portland woman was taken to a hospital after a 6:08 a.m. Sunday accident in the 14400 block of Northeast 72nd Avenue, authorities said.