Early morning snowfall snarled traffic and closed schools around Clark County. Battle Ground, Camas, Hockinson and Washougal School Districts closed Friday.
News of a Vancouver woman's horrifying realization that she had live-tweeted the auto accident that claimed her husband's life went global Thursday, generating an outpouring of support and media inquiries from around the world.
Vancouver police are seeking help from the public in finding a missing, endangered 5-month old boy. Jaxon Smith is believed to be with one or both of his parents, Summer B. Smith, 36, and Kasey McKernan, 31.
By Emily Gillespie December 4, 2013 9:46 a.m.
Traffic lights at state Highway 500 and Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard are back to working after a controller failed this morning, said Washington State Department of Transportation spokeswoman Abbi Russell said.
By Emily Gillespie December 2, 2013 9:37 a.m.
A family of five was displaced after a fire broke out at a Ridgefield-area house Sunday night.
By Emily Gillespie November 29, 2013 10:20 a.m.
An allegedly intoxicated Vancouver woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 205 this morning.
By Emily Gillespie November 29, 2013 8:12 a.m.
Detectives with the Vancouver Police Department are investigating an early morning stabbing at a residence in Vancouver's Maplewood Neighborhood.
By Emily Gillespie November 28, 2013 6 a.m.
Diamond Boedeker is used to preparing food for her family in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. This year, she prepared the holiday meal for a much larger and unexpected family: the inmates at the Clark County Jail Work Center.
By Emily Gillespie November 26, 2013 1:25 p.m.
Police are investigating whether an attempted robbery at an adult video store in Vancouver is connected to other recent robberies.
By Emily Gillespie November 22, 2013 4:35 p.m.
A Ridgefield man was arraigned on two counts of vehicular homicide Friday for allegedly driving intoxicated and crashing into a power transformer Sunday night, killing two of his three passengers.
By Emily Gillespie November 22, 2013 4:32 p.m.
A 23-year-old man was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for a gang-related stabbing on May 31.
A southbound span of the Interstate Bridge reopened early this morning after the bridge failed to completely close Thursday night during a routine maintenance lift.
By Emily Gillespie November 21, 2013 8:21 a.m.
An earlier closure of the Interstate 405 Fremont Bridge in Portland is likely causing the slow commute in Clark County this morning, according to Washington State Department of Transportation spokeswoman Abbi Russell.
Engineers are working to determine the best plan to prevent further collapse of a west Vancouver warehouse.
By Emily Gillespie November 20, 2013 8:18 p.m.
A retired Clark County Sheriff's Office commander has announced he is running for sheriff in the 2014 election, making him the second candidate to enter the race. Six-term incumbent Republican Sheriff Garry Lucas, 71, who took office in 1990, has not said yet whether he will be running again.
A Vancouver warehouse building was heavily damaged Tuesday when a floor gave way under a heavy load of lead and collapsed onto chemicals stored below. Only one person was hurt due to chemical exposure.
By Emily Gillespie November 18, 2013 9:33 a.m.
A rear-end crash on Lewisville Highway in north Clark County this morning sent a La Center woman to the hospital as a precautionary measure, according to Washington State Patrol.
By Emily Gillespie November 15, 2013 9:10 a.m.
Film crews for the upcoming movie “Wild” starring Reese Witherspoon were spotted today near East McLoughlin Boulevard and Broadway in Vancouver.
By Emily Gillespie November 14, 2013 7:37 p.m.
Local police officers are joining Oregon public safety officials in the celebration of life for Oregon City reserve police officer Robert Libke scheduled for today in Portland.
By Emily Gillespie November 13, 2013 7:49 p.m.
Competing accounts have emerged in a crash involving two C-Tran buses Monday morning.
By Emily Gillespie November 13, 2013 6 a.m.
ESTHER SHORT — On a rainy November day, Crystal Lary walked her dog Coava through downtown Vancouver. Amid the gray and brick buildings, she met blasts of color as she reached the train tracks near the Columbia River.
By Emily Gillespie November 12, 2013 7:25 a.m.
A 73-year-old man was arrested this morning after a more than four-hour standoff for allegedly assaulting his live-in caregiver with a knife.
By Emily Gillespie November 12, 2013 10:09 a.m.
Vancouver police are investigating a possible shooting that was reported late Monday night in the Maplewood Neighborhood.
By Emily Gillespie November 11, 2013 1:16 p.m.
Two full-size C-Tran buses collided at a Northeast Hazel Dell intersection Monday morning.
By Emily Gillespie November 11, 2013 6:58 a.m.
Adam W. Newstrom, 28, of Vancouver died in a single-vehicle crash on Sunday night in Lewis County.
By Emily Gillespie November 8, 2013 7:37 p.m.
Driving a beat-up former patrol car, Clark County Deputy Pete Muller accelerated to catch up to the designated suspect vehicle. Matching its speed, Muller positioned his car so that his left front bumper barely touched the other car's right rear side. Pressing on the Crown Victoria's gas pedal and turning the wheel sharply, he pushed the suspect's car into a spin.
By Emily Gillespie November 8, 2013 1:26 p.m.
A Gresham man was identified as the person arrested after an officer-involved shooting near Battle Ground Thursday morning.
By Emily Gillespie November 7, 2013 3:33 p.m.
The Clark County Regional Major Crimes Team is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Thursday morning in a rural Battle Ground neighborhood.
By Emily Gillespie November 7, 2013 8:33 a.m.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery at a Salmon Creek convenience store that happened early this morning.
By Emily Gillespie November 5, 2013 1:37 p.m.
A man going to court for a drug case was arrested after he allegedly tried to bring a methamphetamine pipe through the building’s security.
By Emily Gillespie November 4, 2013 7:06 p.m.
A Vancouver man was arrested after allegedly threatening a Clark County Public Health employee with a knife Friday morning.
By Emily Gillespie November 4, 2013 7:05 p.m.
Summer Elizabeth Long, 35, of Brush Prairie was arrested on Friday on suspicion of first-degree robbery, first-degree kidnapping and intimidating a witness. A man accused of participating in the crime has a warrant out for his arrest but has not been found by Clark County Sheriff’s Office detectives. The Columbian is not publishing the man’s name because he is wanted by police.