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.

Vancouver woman cited after chase, crash on I-205

By Emily Gillespie March 11, 2015 5:19 p.m.

A Vancouver woman was cited after she chased a car on Interstate 205 and then caused a crash, according to Washington State Patrol.

Police ask for public's help in case of car theft, hit-and-run

By Emily Gillespie March 11, 2015 10:08 a.m.

Detectives are again asking for the public’s help in identifying the person who stole a white 2008 Ford F-350 pickup and then caused a hit-and-run crash last week in Washougal.

Suspect in shooting identified, remains at large

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings March 10, 2015 6:36 a.m.

A gunman was still at large Monday night after fleeing from the scene of a shooting and car crash that occurred earlier in the day near Northeast Andresen Road and 18th Street in Vancouver. Police believe the incident was a case of domestic violence.

Man injured in I-205 rollover crash in critical condition

By Emily Gillespie March 9, 2015 3:56 p.m.

Troopers say a man injured in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 205 Saturday night was in critical condition Monday.

Shooting reported near Andresen Road; suspect still at large

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings March 9, 2015 8:37 p.m.

Police are on multiple scenes near Northeast Andresen Road and Fourth Plain Boulevard to investigate reports of shots fired and to search for two fleeing suspects, Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp.

Teenage passenger in Friday night crash improves at hospital

By Emily Gillespie March 9, 2015 1:27 p.m.

The condition of a teenager injured Friday in a vehicle crash has improved.

Clark deputies: Man fleeing police jumps from overpass, arrested

By Emily Gillespie March 9, 2015 1:12 p.m.

A man fleeing police jumped from the 63rd Street Interstate 5 overpass onto the grassy shoulder below on Sunday night, but he was eventually taken into custody with the help of a police dog.

WSP: 2 girls injured in crash caused by drowsy driver

By Emily Gillespie March 9, 2015 1:03 p.m.

Two girls and their father were taken to the hospital Monday morning after a driver fell asleep and caused a four-vehicle crash on state Highway 500, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Detectives ask for witnesses to Washougal hit-and-run

By Emily Gillespie March 6, 2015 1:47 p.m.

Detectives are asking to hear from anyone who witnessed a hit-and-run that injured a teenager Washougal Wednesday afternoon.

Teen injured in hit-and-run in satisfactory condition

By Emily Gillespie March 5, 2015 8:36 a.m.

A Camas teenager injured in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday on state Highway 14 is in satisfactory condition at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Wrong way head-on crash results in injuries, charges

By Emily Gillespie March 5, 2015 7:11 a.m.

Two people were injured in a wrong-way crash on state Highway 500 and St. Johns Boulevard Wednesday night.

Crash suspect faces conspiracy charge

By Emily Gillespie March 4, 2015 9:31 p.m.

The Vancouver man suspected of causing the hit-and-run death of a good Samaritan in an Interstate 205 crash now faces new charges alleging that he conspired with a cellmate to create an alibi to clear him of the crime.

Rifle range passes safety exam

By Emily Gillespie March 4, 2015 7:50 p.m.

A Hockinson shooting range investigated after a neighbor was injured by a projectile earlier this year has adequate safety precautions in place, according to a Clark County Sheriff's Office inspection.

Vancouver home damaged by fire

By Emily Gillespie March 4, 2015 9:08 a.m.

Firefighters put out a fire in the attic of a house in Vancouver's Sunnyside neighborhood this morning.

Local contestant to perform live tonight on 'Idol'

By Emily Gillespie March 4, 2015 6 a.m.

"It feels really good that I've already accomplished something without winning," the 15-year-old said in an interview with The Columbian on Tuesday between rehearsals.

Vancouver man appears in court in stabbing

By Emily Gillespie March 2, 2015 5:44 p.m.

An 18-year-old man faces a charge of first-degree assault after he allegedly stabbed another man in the stomach.

Third suspect in kidnap, robbery case appears in court

By Emily Gillespie March 2, 2015 3:08 p.m.

A man has been identified as the third suspect in case involving a group of men who allegedly lured the victim to a Vancouver home before assaulting and robbing him.

Blind athlete association fundraiser raises $175,000

By Emily Gillespie March 2, 2015 10:18 a.m.

A dinner and auction held on behalf of the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes raised nearly $175,000, according to the organization.

Commissary snacks feed jail inmates, budget

By Emily Gillespie March 2, 2015 6 a.m.

When it comes to being a jail inmate, comforts are hard to come by. And that's the point — those who are either convicted or suspected of committing certain crimes, under Washington state law, lose certain freedoms.

Washougal man Tasered, arrested after pursuit

By Emily Gillespie February 27, 2015 9:45 p.m.

A Washougal man suspected of intoxicated driving led police on a high-speed chase that ended with police using a Taser to arrest the driver.