Six cars damaged when tractor-trailer loses part

By Emily Gillespie July 27, 2015 11:22 a.m.

Six cars were damaged after a tractor-trailer lost a drive line on southbound Interstate 5 this morning.

Felida road reopens after water valve rupture

By Emily Gillespie July 27, 2015 8:50 a.m.

A water valve that ruptured Sunday night, cracking pavement and sending water streaming over a Felida street, was repaired this morning, according to Clark Public Utilities.

Police investigate shots fired in downtown Vancouver

By Emily Gillespie July 27, 2015 8:27 a.m.

Detectives are investigating after shots were reportedly fired in downtown Vancouver early Sunday morning.

Suicide of man who shot officer haunts his widow

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

Birds chirp and the summer breeze gently sways the trees that line the 16000 block of Northeast 34th Street. A boy excitedly rides his bike through the parking lot of a Lutheran church.

Search efforts continue for missing Vancouver fisherman

By Emily Gillespie July 24, 2015 1:58 p.m.

Law enforcement continued to search for a missing Vancouver fisherman Friday, but officials fear he may have drowned in Lacamas Lake.

Colvin Creek Fire near Woodland 100 percent contained

By Emily Gillespie and Justin Runquist July 24, 2015 9:44 p.m.

After six days of suppression efforts, firefighters have completely contained the Colvin Creek Fire east of Woodland, according to Washington Incident Management Team 5 spokesman Chuck Turley.

Reward offered in homicide of Vancouver woman, 66

By Emily Gillespie July 24, 2015 9:39 p.m.

Vancouver detectives have partnered with an Oregon nonprofit to offer a $1,000 reward to help solve the homicide case of a 66-year-old woman found deceased in her apartment.

Driver seriously injured in early crash ID'd as Vancouver man

By Emily Gillespie July 24, 2015 10:55 a.m.

A Vancouver man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash south of Hockinson early Friday morning.

Multiple blazes keeping fire investigators busy

By Emily Gillespie and Justin Runquist July 23, 2015 9:19 p.m.

Investigators at the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office have been busy this week investigating numerous fires that have ranged in damage from scorching vegetation to displacing families from their homes.

Winds fan spread of brush fire near Larch

By Emily Gillespie July 23, 2015 9:12 p.m.

Winds caused a brush fire to jump the roadway west of Larch Corrections Center on Wednesday night.

Fire Marshal investigates 4 acre fire at Frenchman's Bar

By Emily Gillespie July 22, 2015 7:59 a.m.

Fire investigators are on scene this morning looking into what caused a brush fire near Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park.

Downtown residents in the market for a grocery store

By Emily Gillespie July 22, 2015 6 a.m.

When Heidi Owens moved to Vancouver seven months ago, she chose a house in the Hough neighborhood because she could tell downtown was on the cusp of greatness. She loved the feel of her new home but noticed it was missing one thing.

Man taken into custody after six-hour standoff at Vancouver apartment

By Emily Gillespie July 21, 2015 3 p.m.

A man who barricaded himself inside a Fishers Landing East apartment for about six hours was taken into custody after a six-hour standoff.

Cool temperatures aid wildfire efforts near Woodland

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings July 21, 2015 9:28 p.m.

Crews are taking advantage of today’s cooler weather and working hard to put out the wildfire near Woodland before temperatures rise again this weekend.

Fires ignite around Clark County

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings July 20, 2015 5:08 p.m.

Four Monday afternoon fires — that were reported within the same hour — damaged multiple Clark County homes.

Brush fires caused an estimated $780,000 damage to 3 Vancouver homes

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings July 16, 2015 10:52 p.m.

Two fires that started in vegetation and then spread to three nearby homes on Wednesday caused a total estimated damage of $780,000, according to the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office.

Victims ID'd in Hazel Dell double-homicide suicide

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings July 15, 2015 9:25 a.m.

Deputies have identified the family members killed Tuesday afternoon in what they're investigating as a double-homicide suicide.

Remains of homicide victim found near Vancouver identified after 41 years  

By Emily Gillespie July 13, 2015 7:34 p.m.

For eight years, Nikki Costa has been chasing leads, following hunches and asking for help from experts across the country to put a decades-old mystery to rest. Ever since she became the operations manager at the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office, Costa has worked relentlessly to put a name to the remains of an unidentified woman whose body was found in Dole Valley in October 1974.

Firefighters rescue kitten trapped inside RV

By Emily Gillespie July 10, 2015 11:12 a.m.

Firefighters worked for an hour and a half freeing a kitten from the inside of an RV on Thursday, dubbing the kitten “Flame” once he was safe.

Five people heading to Disneyland injured in rollover crash

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings July 9, 2015 7:47 p.m.

A rollover crash on Interstate 5 near Ridgefield is blocking the left southbound lane of the highway, causing a traffic backup past Woodland.

Fire destroys house in rural east Clark County  

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings July 8, 2015 5:40 p.m.

Fire destroyed a large home in rural east Clark County on Wednesday morning.

Portland man injured in I-5 crash north of Vancouver

By Emily Gillespie July 8, 2015 7 a.m.

A Portland man was injured in a crash on Interstate 5 north of Vancouver involving a vehicle and a motor home Tuesday night.

Six injured in crash involving C-Tran bus, minivan  

By Emily Gillespie July 7, 2015 2:59 p.m.

Six people were reportedly injured in a crash involving a bus and a minivan just east of Washougal this afternoon.

Attic fire at warehouse ties up firefighters in Washougal

By Emily Gillespie July 7, 2015 1:47 p.m.

A smoldering fire at a Washougal furniture restoration warehouse kept firefighters busy for a couple hours Tuesday morning.

Officials: More damaging fires this Fourth of July

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings July 6, 2015 10:06 p.m.

Fire officials say they believe fewer locals lit off their own fireworks over the hot, windy Fourth of July holiday, but this year saw more damaging fires than last year.

Vancouver man ID'd as victim in fatal Skamania crash

By Emily Gillespie July 6, 2015 9:31 a.m.

A Vancouver man was identified as the victim in a fatal crash Sunday morning in Skamania County.

Fireworks spark blaze that destroys car, nearly catches apartments

By Emily Gillespie July 6, 2015 8:20 a.m.

Fireworks caused a blaze that destroyed one car, damaged another and nearly spread to a nearby apartment complex, fire officials said.

Man wanted by Portland police has Vancouver ties, authorities say

By Emily Gillespie July 3, 2015 11:01 a.m.

A man wanted by the Portland Police Bureau on suspicion of a variety of crimes is has ties to Vancouver, the agency said.

Detectives: No new information in Ridgefield homicide investigation

By Emily Gillespie July 3, 2015 9:38 a.m.

Detectives are still not releasing any new information about the investigation into the man whose body was found apparently dumped in southeast Ridgefield earlier this week.

Owner arrested in raid of Vancouver pot business  

By Emily Gillespie July 2, 2015 8:24 p.m.

Under the blazing sun, uniformed and plain-clothed officers spent several hours Thursday carting off marijuana plants, money and equipment to grow the drug from a business on St. Johns Boulevard in Vancouver.

Body near Ridgefield triggers homicide investigation  

By Emily Gillespie July 1, 2015 11:40 a.m.

Clark County sheriff’s detectives are investigating after a body was apparently dumped in a field in southeast Ridgefield.

Weather service issues heat advisory for Vancouver area

By Emily Gillespie July 1, 2015 7:46 a.m.

A heat advisory in the Vancouver area will take effect this afternoon and last through 9 p.m. Friday.

Man who drowned near Lewisville Park ID'd as Portland man

By Emily Gillespie June 30, 2015 9:08 a.m.

The man who drowned in the East Fork of the Lewis River Saturday was identified as a Portland man.

Fireworks blaze destroys classic car, fire officials say

By Emily Gillespie June 30, 2015 8:36 a.m.

Fireworks caused a fire early Tuesday morning that destroyed a classic car parked at a house in the Image neighborhood, according to fire officials.

Deputies investigate shooting in Hazel Dell

By Emily Gillespie and Jessica Prokop June 30, 2015 3:52 p.m.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a woman suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound while inside a vehicle parked in Hazel Dell Monday night.

Five juveniles accused in Vancouver robbery

By Emily Gillespie June 29, 2015 9:02 p.m.

Five juveniles were arrested early Monday morning for allegedly robbing a Fircrest convenience store.

Three still in hospital after head-on crash

By Emily Gillespie June 29, 2015 9 p.m.

The 91-year-old Vancouver man who allegedly caused a head-on crash that killed two people remains in serious condition.

Vancouver women in crash caused by falling tree limb

By Emily Gillespie June 29, 2015 3:26 p.m.

Two Vancouver women were identified as passengers in a single-vehicle crash caused by a falling tree limb that killed the driver.

CenturyLink outage disrupts 911 service in Ridgefield

By Emily Gillespie June 29, 2015 9:29 p.m.

A phone service outage is impacting 911 communications in Ridgefield, according to CenturyLink.

Suspect in Woodland burglary, dog killing, in custody

By Emily Gillespie and Justin Runquist June 29, 2015 7:50 a.m.

The man wanted by police for allegedly shooting and killing a dog during a Woodland burglary is in custody this morning, according to Woodland Police Department.

Police: Fight involving gun leads to two arrests

By Emily Gillespie June 26, 2015 10:01 p.m.

An 18-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly pulled a gun during a fight on a Vancouver intersection Thursday evening.

SR 14 ramp to I-205 back open after earlier rolled tractor trailer

By Emily Gillespie June 26, 2015 9:43 a.m.

The eastbound state Highway 14 ramp to southbound Interstate 205 is back open after an hours long closure this morning.

Deputies search for fleeing suspect in Felida

By Emily Gillespie June 25, 2015 9:14 p.m.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect who is possibly armed in the Felida neighborhood.

La Center drowning victim identified

By Emily Gillespie June 25, 2015 9:40 a.m.

Officials have identified the woman who died Tuesday afternoon in a backyard pool in La Center as Robin Laduke, 59.

Hot, dry weather worries fire officials

By Emily Gillespie June 25, 2015 11:16 a.m.

Smoking materials caused a large brush fire Wednesday night and officials are worried the dry weather may bring more blazes.

Second victim in fatal SR 14 crash identified

By Emily Gillespie June 25, 2015 7:15 a.m.

The second victim in a fatal crash that happened Wednesday on state Highway 14 has been identified by authorities as Portland resident Justin Clayton.

Helicopter landing in wrong spot prompts 911 call

By Emily Gillespie June 24, 2015 10:17 a.m.

A helicopter landed about 100 feet south of where it had intended, prompting nearby residents to call 911.

Firefighters douse attic fire at Salmon Creek home

By Emily Gillespie June 24, 2015 9:07 a.m.

Firefighters quickly put out a blaze that appeared to have started on a deck of a Salmon Creek house and spread to the attic.

Women in law enforcement will talk about career paths

By Emily Gillespie June 23, 2015 6 a.m.

Two women who work in law enforcement will share their stories as part of an ongoing conversation series hosted by a local women's group.

Woman in serious condition week after wrong-way crash

By Emily Gillespie June 22, 2015 7:05 p.m.

A Vancouver woman remains in serious condition more than a week after she was injured in a wrong-way crash.