Fallen, never forgotten at 'freedom's frontier'

By Emily Gillespie May 25, 2015 5:01 p.m.

Several hundred people gathered at Fort Vancouver on Monday to send a resounding message to those who have died defending our country: You will never be forgotten.

Man, possibly former Portland police officer, apparently struck by train in Washougal

By Emily Gillespie May 25, 2015 9 p.m.

The body of a man who apparently was struck by a train was found Monday morning in Washougal, BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas said.

Brush fire along I-5 produces big smoke plume

By Craig Brown and Emily Gillespie May 22, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Emergency dispatchers were flooded with calls Friday morning as a fire destroyed an apparent homeless camp near Interstate 5.

Two injured in crash caused by suspected intoxicated driver, police say

By Emily Gillespie May 22, 2015 8:50 a.m.

A suspected intoxicated driver caused a crash that sent two people to the hospital early Friday morning.

Fire in east Vancouver caused by motorcycle battery

By Emily Gillespie May 21, 2015 2:27 p.m.

Two people were displaced by a fire Wednesday night in an east Vancouver home. The blaze was caused by a malfunction or failure of a motorcycle battery, according to Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli.

Vancouver police warn of jury duty scam

By Emily Gillespie May 21, 2015 9:17 a.m.

The Vancouver Police Department is warning the public of a jury duty scam that was recently reported.

Reward offered, tips sought in suspicious death of transient

By Emily Gillespie May 21, 2015 8:37 a.m.

Clark County Investigators have partnered with Crime Stoppers to offer a $1,000 reward in the suspicious death investigation of a transient woman.

Police implore public for help in woman's death

By Emily Gillespie May 20, 2015 8 p.m.

Vancouver police continue to ask the public for information about the homicide of a 66-year-old woman.

Tips wanted in west Vancouver arson case

By Emily Gillespie May 20, 2015 7:58 p.m.

Fire officials are seeking tips in an arson case in which 15 fires were intentionally set overnight Friday and late Monday night in Vancouver.

State trooper involved in crash at Fourth Plain, Hwy. 503

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings May 20, 2015 7:18 p.m.

A pickup and a Washington State Patrol vehicle collided in a busy Vancouver intersection Wednesday afternoon.

$10,000 reward offered in string of arsons in west Vancouver

By Emily Gillespie May 19, 2015 11:48 a.m.

Police and fire officials are investigating after firefighters responded to a string of suspicious fires Monday night.

Thunderstorms, heavy rain expected this afternoon

By Emily Gillespie May 18, 2015 8:30 a.m.

The Vancouver area is expected to experience some scattered thunderstorms and localized heavy rain this afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.

La Center teen identified in Hockinson fatality

By Emily Gillespie and Susan Parrish May 16, 2015 2:12 p.m.

A 17-year-old boy killed in a single-vehicle crash south of Hockinson early Friday morning has been identified as Adam C. Karlsen of La Center. The cause of death was blunt head trauma, according to the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office.

Crash survivor hopes to track down good Samaritan

By Emily Gillespie May 15, 2015 9:58 p.m.

A Vancouver woman is trying to locate a good Samaritan who comforted her and her family after a crash Wednesday.

Click it or Ticket seat-belt safety effort starts Monday

By Emily Gillespie May 15, 2015 9:50 p.m.

Two weeks of a seat-belt safety campaign are set to kick off on Monday, with law enforcement patrols emphasizing child safety restraints.

Teenager killed in single-vehicle crash south of Hockinson

By Emily Gillespie May 15, 2015 10:40 a.m.

A 17-year-old boy was killed in a single-vehicle crash south of Hockinson early Friday morning.

Fallen local lawmen finally get their due

By Emily Gillespie May 14, 2015 7:17 p.m.

Three Clark County lawmen who died in the line of duty decades ago received a belated honor on Thursday during the annual Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony.

Police respond to small explosion in east Vancouver

By Emily Gillespie May 13, 2015 2:12 p.m.

Two houses have been evacuated and police have closed the road in the 15000 block of Southeast 5th Street for a device that reportedly exploded.

Single-vehicle crash ties up traffic on state Highway 500

By Emily Gillespie May 13, 2015 9:14 p.m.

A single-vehicle crash on state Highway 500 near Falk Road on Wednesday morning caused heavy traffic in the area.

Grandmother faces charges in death of 5-month-old baby

By Emily Gillespie May 13, 2015 5:36 p.m.

A 56-year-old woman faces a manslaughter allegation in the death of her 5-month-old grandson.

Vancouver homicide victim died of blunt head trauma

By Emily Gillespie May 12, 2015 2:18 p.m.

A 66-year-old Vancouver woman whose death is being investigated as a homicide died of blunt head trauma, according to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police: Disabled Vancouver woman, 66, identified as homicide victim

By Emily Gillespie May 11, 2015 4:50 p.m.

Vancouver police have identified the victim of a suspicious death that they now say they’re investigating as a homicide.

Emergency calls near Dog Mountain prompt caution warnings for hikers

By Emily Gillespie May 11, 2015 7:34 p.m.

Four emergency calls in the past two weekends to the Dog Mountain Trail area have Skamania County EMS and Rescue urging people to be cautious.

Morning fire damages Washougal home

By Craig Brown and Emily Gillespie May 8, 2015 10:41 a.m.

A fire damaged the bedroom of a Washougal home Friday morning.

Good Samaritan who saved family from fire identified

By Emily Gillespie May 8, 2015 5:47 p.m.

A Yacolt man is being hailed as a hero after he saved a Clark County family from a fire late Thursday night.

Wounded VPD officer to receive Medal of Honor

By Emily Gillespie May 7, 2015 10:06 a.m.

Vancouver police officer Dustin Goudschaal will be awarded the Washington State Medal of Honor Friday in Olympia, the agency said a press release Thursday.

Man cut from vehicle in I-5 rollover crash

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings May 7, 2015 11:02 a.m.

A sedan crashed through the Interstate 5 guardrail and rolled about 30 or 40 feet down a gully this morning near the Clark County Fairgrounds.

Ridgefield man suspected of DUI in early morning I-5 crash

By Emily Gillespie May 7, 2015 6:49 a.m.

A suspected intoxicated driver caused a crash on Interstate 5 early this morning, according to Washington State Patrol.

Agency studies last minutes before deadly plane crash

By Emily Gillespie May 6, 2015 3:02 p.m.

A preliminary investigation into a plane crash that killed a Vancouver man gives little clues as to what caused it.

Vancouver driver injured in crash dies at hospital

By Emily Gillespie May 6, 2015 6:44 a.m.

A Vancouver man injured in a crash on Interstate 205 Tuesday night later died at the hospital, Washington State Patrol reported.

Missing 80-year-old Battle Ground man found safe

By Emily Gillespie May 4, 2015 9:36 a.m.

A missing 80-year-old Battle Ground man has been found safe.

Three arrested in card-skimming investigation

By Emily Gillespie May 1, 2015 10:32 p.m.

Authorities say that three California residents are responsible for thousands of dollars lost in a regional scam that includes victims in Vancouver.

Vancouver man, boy arrested in burglary, assault case

By Emily Gillespie May 1, 2015 3:18 p.m.

A Vancouver man and a 15-year-old boy are being held on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly breaking into an east Vancouver home and assaulting a 65-year-old woman on Wednesday.

Train nearly strikes stalled tractor-trailer in Vancouver

By Emily Gillespie May 1, 2015 3:05 p.m.

A train stopped before hitting a stalled tractor in Vancouver on Friday afternoon.

Police: Regional scammers hit Vancouver

By Emily Gillespie May 1, 2015 2 p.m.

Authorities say that three California residents are responsible for thousands of dollars lost in a regional scam investigation that includes victims in Vancouver.

Three people injured in early morning Vancouver crash

By Emily Gillespie May 1, 2015 6:59 a.m.

Three people were seriously injured in an early morning single-vehicle crash on MacArthur Boulevard near North Devine Road, police said.

Deputies on duty during jail homicide remain on job

By Emily Gillespie April 30, 2015 7:21 p.m.

The Clark County corrections deputies who struggled with a jail inmate who later died remain at their jobs as the investigation into the death continues.

Police investigate burglary, assault in east Vancouver

By Emily Gillespie April 29, 2015 6:57 p.m.

Detectives with Vancouver Police Department’s major crime team are investigating a burglary and assault that occurred early this morning.

More victims allege unwanted touching by Vancouver massage therapist

By Emily Gillespie April 28, 2015 9:51 a.m.

A Vancouver massage therapist is expected to face more than a dozen new sex crime charges after more alleged victims have come forward.

Vancouver photojournalist captures destruction in Nepal

By Emily Gillespie April 27, 2015 6:39 p.m.

A Vancouver man has witnessed first-hand the destruction and devastation felt in Nepal after a 7.8 earthquake struck the region Saturday.

Body found near Columbia River ID'd as Myanmar man

By Emily Gillespie April 27, 2015 2:19 p.m.

A body found earlier this month on the bank of the Columbia River near Kalama has been identified as a cook who may have jumped from the ship he was working on, officials said.

Vancouver police respond to reported pistol-whipping

By Emily Gillespie April 27, 2015 11:06 a.m.

Police have responded to Vancouver’s Parkside neighborhood for a reported assault with a weapon.

Reporter feels the heat when joining firefighters on the job  

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

Crouching about 10 feet from flames that race up kitchen cabinets in a blaze growing bigger and more threatening by the second, I feel every inch of my body prickle with heat.

Search for missing Vancouver plane yields wreckage

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings April 24, 2015 3:06 p.m.

Searchers looking for a missing Vancouver plane found wreckage and a dead body this afternoon on a mountain in Linn County, Ore.

Woman injured in single-vehicle crash south of Yacolt

By Emily Gillespie April 24, 2015 10:47 a.m.

A woman was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries after a crash early this morning north of Moulton Falls Park.

Pilot of missing plane bound for Vancouver identified

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings April 23, 2015 9:29 p.m.

A Vancouver man was identified as the pilot of the private plane headed for Pearson Field that has been missing since Tuesday.

Suspected intoxicated driver hits construction worker

By Emily Gillespie April 23, 2015 9:10 p.m.

A Battle Ground man suspected of driving under the influence allegedly struck a construction worker with his truck early this morning.

Attacks unnerve some Burnt Bridge Creek Trail users

By Emily Gillespie and Jessica Prokop April 20, 2015 8:25 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.