Attacks unnerve some Burnt Bridge Creek Trail users

By Emily Gillespie and Jessica Prokop April 20, 2015 12:02 p.m.

Two attacks in the past two weeks on a popular Vancouver trail have some walkers, runners and bikers more uneasy than usual.

Residents get free smoke alarms

By Emily Gillespie April 18, 2015 7:26 p.m.

Misty Starkey was standing outside her Fourth Plain Village house watering plants Saturday morning when she was approached by a group of people wearing red vests.

Spring cleaning at Esther Short Park

By Emily Gillespie April 18, 2015 6:57 p.m.

Amid throngs of people enjoying the sunshine, more than 50 volunteers converged upon Esther Short Park on Saturday to prune bushes, uproot weeds and spread mulch.

Deputies investigate rash of burglaries at Clark County Walgreens

By Emily Gillespie April 18, 2015 1:41 p.m.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a rash of commercial burglaries involving stolen medication from several area Walgreens.

Police: Washougal woman deals meth from hospital room

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings April 17, 2015 1:49 p.m.

Police arrested a Washougal woman Thursday after they discovered she was allegedly dealing methamphetamine from her hospital room, all without drawing attention from hospital staff.

Overnight fire in Fruit Valley displaces family of five

By Emily Gillespie April 17, 2015 6:55 a.m.

An overnight fire at a Fruit Valley duplex displaced a family of five.

Vancouver police say man was pistol-whipped

By Emily Gillespie April 15, 2015 8:19 p.m.

Police are investigating a report of a man pistol-whipping a Rose Village resident.

There's a new sheriff logo in town

By Emily Gillespie April 15, 2015 6:12 p.m.

Clark County residents who call 911 may notice something different when a deputy responds to their emergency: a new look to the patrol vehicle.

Friendly approach to lofty goals

By Emily Gillespie April 15, 2015 6 a.m.

Sue Bluestein recently was named one of three recipients of the city of Vancouver's Mac Award, given to individuals and organizations for making a significant and positive impact on Vancouver's urban forest.

Vancouver woman injured in single-vehicle SR 14 crash

By Emily Gillespie April 14, 2015 9:38 p.m.

A Vancouver woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on state Highway 14.

Deputies: Man's stabbing story was fabricated

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings April 14, 2015 9:39 p.m.

A man who told deputies that he was stabbed this morning by two assailants outside his Brush Prairie home actually made up the story, and his wounds were self-inflicted, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Washougal woman who took own life remembered, mourned at gathering

By Emily Gillespie April 10, 2015 9 p.m.

Community members gathered Thursday to mourn the death of a woman who hanged herself Wednesday from a bridge over the Washougal River.

Man dies after hiking near Mount St. Helens

By Emily Gillespie April 8, 2015 9:24 p.m.

A Vancouver man who suffered an emergency while hiking east of Mount St. Helens on Saturday was rescued by a Navy helicopter but later died in a hospital.

Deputies ask for tips to help nab car prowlers

By Emily Gillespie April 7, 2015 11:21 p.m.

A local business owner who had his business vehicles broken into three times last week is asking for the public's help in catching the perpetrators.

Inmate's death in Clark County Jail is ruled a suicide by hanging

By Emily Gillespie April 7, 2015 9:45 p.m.

The Clark County Medical Examiner's Office ruled that the death of an inmate at the Clark County Jail last week was a suicide.

Deputy fired over 911 call returns to duty

By Emily Gillespie April 7, 2015 5:52 p.m.

A Clark County deputy who was fired for canceling his response to a 911 call has been reinstated after sheriff's office administrators reviewed the incident.

Detectives seek witnesses in fatal crash near Battle Ground

By Emily Gillespie April 7, 2015 12:51 p.m.

Detectives are seeking witnesses to a three-car crash Thursday near Battle Ground that killed a Battle Ground woman.

Woman in satisfactory condition after crash

By Emily Gillespie April 6, 2015 9:17 p.m.

A woman was in satisfactory condition Monday after a vehicle she was driving plunged over a 40-foot embankment near Stevenson on Saturday.

Medical examiner: Toddler's drowning in bathtub an accident

By Emily Gillespie April 6, 2015 1:55 p.m.

The Clark County medical examiner ruled that the death of a toddler who drowned Friday night in Woodland was an accident. The 1-year-old girl, Autumn Jayne Johnson, was found unconscious and unresponsive while taking a bath Friday night, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Felon charged with second-degree murder in woman's death

By Emily Gillespie April 3, 2015 6:11 p.m.

When Vancouver police found the body of 19-year-old Daytona Hudgins at a homeless camp in the middle of a July night, the questions were obvious and immediate: How did she die? If someone killed her, who?

Grass now greener for military family

By Emily Gillespie March 26, 2015 6 a.m.

Mandy Hilkey got a pleasant surprise when she called a Vancouver landscaping company to give her an estimate on some yardwork.

Woman in serious condition following crash near Battle Ground

By Emily Gillespie March 25, 2015 1:21 p.m.

The Vancouver woman injured in a crash north of Daybreak Park Tuesday is listed in serious condition today.

Wounded Vancouver officer recounts gunfight  

By Emily Gillespie March 24, 2015 7:18 p.m.

At a mostly bare desk in an office with mostly bare walls, Dustin Goudschaal recounted the traffic stop that nearly ended his life.

Firefighters burn Camas house today for training

By Emily Gillespie March 24, 2015 9:59 a.m.

People may see smoke from Southeast 20th Street and 192nd Avenue in Camas today as part of training for fire crews.

Stranded Vancouver Lake rafters rescued

By Emily Gillespie March 24, 2015 9:45 a.m.

Two people are safe and uninjured after a raft excursion on Vancouver Lake left them stranded on an island.

Deputies search for robbery suspect in Andresen neighborhood

By Emily Gillespie March 24, 2015 9:25 a.m.

Deputies are out in the area of Northeast St. Johns Road and 78th Street in the Andresen neighborhood searching for a suspect in a robbery at a gas station.

Fire damages walkway posts near Columbia River

By Emily Gillespie March 23, 2015 9:33 p.m.

Several posts that hold up a walkway along the Columbia River near Interstate 5 were damaged in a fire early Monday morning.

Drive-by suspect eyed in 2nd shooting

By Emily Gillespie March 23, 2015 5:10 p.m.

A man who is already a suspect in a Vancouver drive-by shooting appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Monday to face charges in a different Clark County shooting.

Inmate at Clark County Jail dies after medical emergency

By Emily Gillespie March 23, 2015 8:58 a.m.

An inmate at the Clark County Jail died Sunday, two days after he suffered a medical emergency while being relocated, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Ex-WSP lieutenant sentenced in sex abuse case

By Emily Gillespie March 20, 2015 12:23 p.m.

A former lieutenant with the Washington State Patrol was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison this morning for sexually abusing two relatives.

Police seize heroin, $85K cash in Hazel Dell drug bust

By Emily Gillespie March 19, 2015 3:08 p.m.

Two people were arrested in a heroin bust Wednesday afternoon in the Northeast Hazel Dell.

Fire damages house in Vancouver's Ogden neighborhood

By Emily Gillespie March 19, 2015 7:21 a.m.

A fire at a house in Vancouver's Ogden neighborhood caused an estimated $300,000 damage to the structure and contents.

Hazel Dell man arrested after shot fired

By Emily Gillespie March 19, 2015 6:46 a.m.

A man was arrested after shots were fired in a Felida apartment Wednesday night.

Third suspect in west Vancouver drive-by shooting appears in court

By Emily Gillespie March 18, 2015 7:56 p.m.

The third suspect in a January drive-by shooting that injured a 16-year-old boy appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Wednesday.

Suspected intoxicated driver crashes into light pole, fence in Ridgefield

By Emily Gillespie March 18, 2015 1:01 p.m.

A Battle Ground man was arrested after he allegedly drove a landscaping truck off the road and into two properties in Ridgefield.

Inslee appoints Fairgrieve to Clark County Superior Court

By Emily Gillespie March 18, 2015 9:06 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed John Fairgrieve to the Clark County Superior Court, he announced today in a press release.

Man arrested after cinderblock thrown through window

By Emily Gillespie March 17, 2015 7:56 p.m.

A man faces charges after he allegedly threw a brick through a window and ran from police Monday night.

Vancouver youth, 16, facing robbery charge

By Emily Gillespie March 17, 2015 7:54 p.m.

A 16-year-old appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Tuesday to face a charge of robbery.

Vancouver police work to identify suspect in shooting

By Emily Gillespie March 17, 2015 7:49 p.m.

Detectives are still working to identify the suspect in a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning in central Vancouver.

Oregon chase leads to Vancouver arrest

By Emily Gillespie March 16, 2015 7:48 p.m.

Vancouver police assisted with the arrest of a man who led authorities on a chase from Aloha, Ore., across the Interstate 5 Bridge into Washington on Friday.

Vancouver woman arrested after 2 calls to her house

By Emily Gillespie March 16, 2015 7:46 p.m.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies were twice called to the house of a Vancouver woman Sunday without making an arrest.

Vancouver man accused of hitting tree, running from scene

By Emily Gillespie March 16, 2015 7:41 p.m.

A Vancouver man faces charges after he allegedly crashed into a tree in the Bagley Downs neighborhood and then fled the scene, leaving two injured passengers behind.

Officials: Yacolt house fire caused by electrical failure

By Emily Gillespie March 16, 2015 9:58 a.m.

Fire investigators say an electrical failure caused a fire that severely damaged a Yacolt house Friday evening.

When is it time to hand over the car keys?  

By Emily Gillespie March 15, 2015 6 a.m.

A lot has changed since Phyllis Kelsay got her license in the early 1960s. Cars drive faster, she said, and there are highways everywhere, giving drivers several options to get to the same place.

Man in court in August car crash

By Emily Gillespie March 13, 2015 8:05 p.m.

A 19-year-old Vancouver man appeared in court Friday to face a charge of vehicular assault six months after he allegedly caused a crash that severely injured a pedestrian.

Jury convicts man who used 'Joe Biden defense'

By Emily Gillespie March 13, 2015 8:18 p.m.

A Clark County District Court jury has convicted a man who fired his gun to scare away alleged car prowlers, then later told reporters that he was just following the vice president’s suggestion.

Vancouver VA shooter sentenced to 22 years

By Emily Gillespie March 13, 2015 10:18 p.m.

A former employee at the Veterans Affairs complex in Vancouver was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison today for shooting her former supervisor.

'Joe Biden defense' trial underway

By Emily Gillespie March 12, 2015 9:06 p.m.

A trial began Thursday in a case against a Vancouver man who claimed he was taking Vice President Joe Biden's advice on how to defend his property.

Man accused of assaulting boy, 15, with knife turns himself in

By Emily Gillespie March 12, 2015 11:04 a.m.

A Battle Ground man suspected in an assault with a knife turned himself in to police Wednesday.

Electrical fault sparks fire in Shumway home's basement

By Emily Gillespie March 11, 2015 6:48 p.m.

A fire in a Shumway home Tuesday night was caused by an electrical fault in the main circuit breaker panel, according to the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office.