Clark County burn ban lifted

By Emily Gillespie September 30, 2014 11:20 a.m.

Recent rain and cooler forecasts has led the Clark County Fire Marshal to lift the burning ban for recreation and land clearing fires.

Camas woman repays police lieutenant's kindness

By Emily Gillespie September 29, 2014 8:06 p.m.

Kimberly Butterfield was on her way to her Camas home with her 4-year-old daughter Thursday afternoon when her pickup truck stopped working near 192nd Avenue and Southeast First Street.

School bus driver cited in morning crash

By Emily Gillespie September 29, 2014 1:32 p.m.

A school bus rear-ended a vehicle Monday morning on state Route 503 near Padden Parkway, injuring the driver of the vehicle, according to Washington State Patrol. No students were aboard the bus.

Homicide suspect in manhunt held on $1M bail

By Paris Achen and Emily Gillespie September 26, 2014 10 a.m.

The homicide suspect that eluded police during a daylong manhunt Thursday appeared in court this morning to face a charge of first-degree murder.

Man accused of robbery, ramming police car captured

By Mark Bowder and Emily Gillespie September 26, 2014 11:19 a.m.

Police on Friday arrested a man who allegedly robbed an east Vancouver convenience store, rammed a police car while fleeing in a vehicle and then prompted an hourslong search after evading police.

Woman accidentally shoots herself in foot in Ridgefield

By Emily Gillespie September 25, 2014 9:28 a.m.

A woman accidentally shot herself in the foot early this morning in Ridgefield.

Vancouver police capture homicide suspect

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings September 25, 2014 11:50 p.m.

A daylong dragnet for a homicide suspect in west Vancouver on Thursday ended about 8 miles away on the porch of a mobile home on the east side of town.

Mother of slain teen: 'I cannot imagine what she went through'

By Emily Gillespie September 24, 2014 4:17 p.m.

Looking down at her 1-year-old granddaughter, Indy Rice said she dreads the day the little girl asks how her mother died.

Evergreen school district thins trees

By Emily Gillespie September 24, 2014 10 a.m.

In previous years, cross country coach Matt Hanson and his team would walk through a grove of trees behind Evergreen High School to pick up trash before each meet.

Police identify man found dead in pool

By Emily Gillespie September 24, 2014 9:10 a.m.

The man whose body was found in a swimming pool at a housing complex Tuesday morning has been identified by officials.

Cause of Fircrest house fire still unknown

By Emily Gillespie September 23, 2014 7:34 p.m.

The cause of a fire that damaged a Fircrest house Saturday remains undetermined, according to the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office.

Police: Portland man arrested for driving 122 mph on highway

By Emily Gillespie September 23, 2014 6:25 p.m.

A Portland man was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly driving 122 mph on state Highway 14.

Police investigate after man found dead in pool

By Emily Gillespie September 23, 2014 2:47 p.m.

Detectives are investigating after a man was found unresponsive in a pool at a Vancouver housing complex Tuesday morning.

Nearly an inch of rain expected in first week of fall

By Emily Gillespie September 23, 2014 7:35 a.m.

The first full day of fall is expected to bring with it rain to Southwest Washington.

Condition of girl, 9, injured in Battle Ground crash improves

By Emily Gillespie September 22, 2014 10:03 a.m.

The condition of a 9-year-old girl injured in a crash involving an alleged drunken driving has improved.

Bark dust fire damages northeast Hazel Dell house

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings September 19, 2014 4:49 p.m.

Firefighters doused a bark dust fire that spread Friday afternoon to a house in northeast Hazel Dell.

Yacolt man dies in crash north of Battle Ground

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings September 19, 2014 9:26 p.m.

Brian Bender, 30, of Yacolt died in the hospital after his vehicle crashed into a tree north of Battle Ground on Friday morning.

Battle Ground police offer scam-busting tips

By Emily Gillespie September 19, 2014 6 a.m.

The Battle Ground Police Department is putting out a warning after taking some reports of financial scams targeting senior citizens in the past few months.

Fire officials present sizzling display of sprinklers' worth

By Emily Gillespie September 18, 2014 8:42 p.m.

When it comes to installing sprinklers, Clark County Fire Marshal Jon Dunaway said that to him, the decision is pretty obvious.

Rain causes slick conditions, traffic backups in Clark County

By Emily Gillespie September 18, 2014 9:42 a.m.

The first rain of the season caused traffic backups on Clark County highways this morning.

Shots fired in two domestic disturbance incidents in Clark County

By Emily Gillespie September 18, 2014 9:28 a.m.

Clark County deputies responded to two domestic disturbance calls that involved shots fired Wednesday night. No one was injured in either call.

Fire reported at Georgia-Pacific mill in Camas

By Emily Gillespie September 17, 2014 9:20 a.m.

Firefighters responded to a reported fire at a chip tower at Georgia-Pacific mill in Camas.

Police find Vancouver man with dementia

By Emily Gillespie September 17, 2014 3:15 p.m.

Police found Kinnard Dillard in Skamania County and reunited him with his family.

Trailer detaches from tractor, crashes on I-5 near Woodland

By Emily Gillespie September 16, 2014 3:52 p.m.

The trailer portion of a commercial tractor-trailer became detached and crashed into a guardrail on Interstate 5 near Woodland this afternoon.

Tugboat crew rescues fishermen in overturned boat

By Emily Gillespie September 16, 2014 9:03 p.m.

The crew aboard a tugboat reportedly saved two fishermen last week whose boat capsized in the Columbia River east of Stevenson.

'Unauthorized' B.G. school bus: District was training new driver

By Emily Gillespie and Susan Parrish September 16, 2014 3:32 p.m.

The 'unauthorized school bus' reported to be offering rides to Battle Ground students last week was nothing more than a new bus driver and a trainer, according to a statement released by Battle Ground Police Department this afternoon.

Vancouver man, 84, missing since last week

By Emily Gillespie September 15, 2014 9:44 p.m.

There is still no sign of an 84-year-old Vancouver man who went missing from his hotel last week.

Girl, 9, injured in B.G. crash remains in critical condition

By Emily Gillespie September 15, 2014 9:31 p.m.

A Battle Ground mother injured in a crash has been released from the hospital but her 9-year-old daughter remains in critical condition.

Emergency burn ban in effect in Skamania County

By Emily Gillespie September 15, 2014 9:48 a.m.

An emergency burn ban went into effect Monday morning in Skamania County, according to the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials: Brush fire was caused by cigarettes

By Emily Gillespie September 12, 2014 9:11 p.m.

A Thursday afternoon brush fire in Vancouver's North Image neighborhood was caused by discarded cigarettes, according to the Vancouver Fire Marshal.

Condition of mother injured in B.G. crash improves

By Emily Gillespie September 12, 2014 8:41 p.m.

The condition of a 44-year-old woman critically injured in a Battle Ground crash Wednesday has been improved in the hospital.

Police: Missing, endangered Vancouver woman located

By Emily Gillespie September 12, 2014 9:35 p.m.

Sondra O'Rourke was found Friday afternoon near downtown Vancouver, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Missing 13-year-old Oregon girl found safe in Woodland

By Emily Gillespie September 12, 2014 9:15 a.m.

A 13-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her uncle was located safe Thursday afternoon in a Woodland hotel.

Wind creates problems across Clark County

By Craig Brown , Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings September 11, 2014 9:42 p.m.

Strong winds stirred up trouble throughout Clark County on Thursday, downing trees, causing power outages and fanning wildland fires.

Driver killed in crash with train Identified as Ridgefield man

By Emily Gillespie September 9, 2014 7:35 p.m.

The man who died Sunday when an Amtrak passenger train struck his SUV has been identified as Charles Kellogg of Ridgefield, a prominent business owner and steadfast supporter of maritime history.

Condition of Vancouver teen hit by car improves in hospital

By Emily Gillespie September 8, 2014 2:52 p.m.

The condition of a 17-year-old Vancouver pedestrian struck by a vehicle last week has improved in the hospital.

Motorcyclist killed in crash identified as Amboy man

By Emily Gillespie September 8, 2014 12:52 p.m.

The motorcyclist killed Sunday night has been identified as an Amboy man.

Outage affects more than 3,000 in north Clark County

By Emily Gillespie September 8, 2014 10:50 a.m.

More than 3,000 residents in north Clark County experienced a brief power outage Sunday afternoon.

Death of man found in recycling center ruled an accident

By Emily Gillespie September 8, 2014 10:23 a.m.

The Clark County Medical Examiner ruled that a man whose body was found among refuse at a Vancouver recycling center died in an accident.

Man: Video shows woman taking package from home

By Emily Gillespie September 4, 2014 9:55 p.m.

Clark County sheriff's deputies are investigating a reported theft of a package from a Felida house.

Two men allegedly stole an iPad at knifepoint

By Emily Gillespie September 4, 2014 7:20 p.m.

Two men face robbery charges after allegedly stealing an iPad and skateboard at knifepoint late Wednesday night.

Driver in crash that seriously injured B.G. man arrested

By Emily Gillespie September 4, 2014 9:50 a.m.

An Oregon man involved in a July head-on crash that seriously injured a Battle Ground man was arrested today.

Body found in Vancouver recycling center identified

By Emily Gillespie September 4, 2014 6:22 p.m.

Vancouver police detectives are investigating after the body of a man was found among refuse at a recycling center in west Vancouver.

Crews douse two-alarm shop fire in Battle Ground

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings September 3, 2014 3:52 p.m.

Firefighters extinguished a two-alarm fire that destroyed a shop in Battle Ground this afternoon, saving a nearby home and a man who went inside to retrieve belongings.

Vancouver man accused of taking photos up skirt

By Emily Gillespie September 3, 2014 11:08 a.m.

A Vancouver man was arraigned Tuesday on charges alleging that he took pictures up a woman’s skirts in a downtown Portland store.

Reward offered for information on Hazel Dell church fire

By Emily Gillespie September 2, 2014 3:11 p.m.

A reward is now being offered for information that assists investigators in determining who caused a fire at a Hazel Dell church last month.

Teen hit by car in Hazel Dell in critical condition

By Emily Gillespie September 2, 2014 2:18 p.m.

The pedestrian struck by a vehicle Sunday evening remains in critical condition at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

30 Days, 30 Ways: Disaster preparedness challenge returns

By Emily Gillespie September 1, 2014 9:25 p.m.

As Clark County families get ready to settle back into the routine of the school year, local officials are hoping residents are also preparing for something less expected: a disaster.

Pooch Plunge goes swimmingly

By Emily Gillespie September 1, 2014 8:04 p.m.

Swim instructor and lifeguard Mary Cronin is used to helping children stay afloat in Vancouver's Marshall pool.

Driver identified in crash that seriously injured teen

By Emily Gillespie September 1, 2014 2:50 p.m.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies have identified a driver suspected of causing a crash that seriously injured a pedestrian Sunday evening near Columbia River High School in Hazel Dell.