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.

Tenacity keeps Mounce going after shooting

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

Abigail Mounce calls herself persistent.

Headlines fuel keynote address at Juneteenth gathering

By Emily Gillespie June 20, 2015 9:41 p.m.

With racial issues plaguing national headlines, organizers of this year's Juneteenth celebration in Vancouver added a theme for the event: Black lives matter.

Petals show their mettle at 62nd annual Rose Show

By Emily Gillespie June 20, 2015 7:19 p.m.

White roses, yellow roses and roses with petals of every shade of pink and red filled a resource room at Vancouver First Church of God on Saturday.

WSP: Vancouver woman's medical event leads to I-5 Bridge crash

By Emily Gillespie June 20, 2015 6:53 p.m.

A Vancouver woman who reportedly experienced a medical event caused a two-vehicle crash on the Interstate 5 Bridge on Saturday afternoon, according to Washington State Patrol.

Two of three suspects in robbery arrested in Battle Ground

By Emily Gillespie June 19, 2015 11:09 a.m.

Two of three people suspected of robbing a man of his backpack were arrested Thursday evening in Battle Ground.

Porta-potty fire cause was arson, official says

By Emily Gillespie June 18, 2015 7:05 p.m.

A porta-potty at a Vancouver construction site was set on fire early Thursday morning, according to fire investigators.

Search for escaped Larch inmate enters third day

By Emily Gillespie June 18, 2015 11:11 a.m.

Law enforcement worked overnight Wednesday and throughout the day today, fruitlessly ending the third day of a manhunt for an escaped prison inmate.

Man who allegedly attacked judge gets new attorney

By Emily Gillespie June 17, 2015 11:04 a.m.

The Vancouver man who allegedly attacked a deputy prosecutor last week appeared in court Wednesday to be appointed a new attorney.

One Larch escapee captured, second still at large

By Emily Gillespie June 17, 2015 6:24 p.m.

An escaped prison inmate in Clark County eluded a second day of a large search effort by law enforcement. He remained at large as of this evening.

Chain reaction crash causes heavy damage to gas station

By Emily Gillespie June 17, 2015 8:30 a.m.

A collision at a Maplewood intersection caused a chain-reaction crash that resulted in heavy damage at a gas station.

Southbound I-5 Bridge reopens after earlier crash

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings June 17, 2015 12:17 p.m.

A tractor trailer carrying empty wine bottles overturned early this morning and closed the southbound Interstate 5 Bridge for about five hours.

2 Larch inmates escape from work crew in Hockinson

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings June 16, 2015 11:03 p.m.

Two inmates escaped from Larch Corrections Center, launching a law enforcement search this afternoon for the missing men, a spokeswoman with the prison said.

Woman injured in fatal wrong-way crash remains in serious condition

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings June 16, 2015 7:20 p.m.

The Vancouver woman injured in a fatal state Highway 500 crash that authorities say was caused by wrong-way driver remains in serious condition.

Evergreen teacher investigated for alleged inappropriate behavior

By Emily Gillespie June 16, 2015 7:08 p.m.

A teacher at Evergreen High School is being investigated for alleged inappropriate behavior, according to an email sent to parents.

Police: Gun brandished at Washougal park during altercation

By Emily Gillespie June 10, 2015 10:19 a.m.

Police are investigating after an adult reportedly drew a handgun on a group of juveniles during an altercation at a Washougal park Tuesday night.

Man robbed in Hazel Dell parking lot

By Emily Gillespie June 10, 2015 10:04 a.m.

A 50-year-old man was robbed outside of a Hazel Dell business early this morning.

New chapter begins for young amputee

By Emily Gillespie June 10, 2015 6 a.m.

June 10 is a date that Justin Carey will never forget. On that date, two years ago, he laid bloodied and broken, hidden by brush alongside a road, fighting for his life.

Single-vehicle crash on Minnehaha Street causes outage

By Emily Gillespie June 9, 2015 12:12 p.m.

A vehicle crashed into a power pole and caught fire, causing a brief outage early Saturday morning.

Lewis River drowning victim ID'd as Woodland teen

By Emily Gillespie June 9, 2015 9:58 a.m.

The 17-year-old boy who died Sunday afternoon while swimming in the Lewis River was identified as a junior at TEAM High School in Woodland.

Deputies use stun gun to arrest Vancouver man

By Emily Gillespie June 8, 2015 3:11 p.m.

Deputies used a stun gun to arrest a man who reportedly walked into a Salmon Creek house and then remained on the property.

Man shot, killed by Woodland police identified

By Emily Gillespie June 8, 2015 7:07 a.m.

The man shot and killed by a Woodland police officer early Sunday morning has been identified as a man named Gene Marshall.

Family asks for help in unsolved homicide

By Emily Gillespie June 7, 2015 6 a.m.

Sharon Allison was last seen alive on the morning of May 8 talking to an unidentified man in the hallway of her Columbia House apartment building. The next day, police found her body in a large blue recycling bin inside her apartment, dead from what police have called homicidal violence.

Police: Vancouver man arrested for DUI after Oregon pursuit, crash

By Emily Gillespie June 5, 2015 6:51 a.m.

A Vancouver man suspected of driving under the influence of meth and marijuana was arrested after a pursuit in Oregon ended in a crash.

Missing 85-year-old man found safe, returned to family

By Emily Gillespie June 4, 2015 6:53 a.m.

An 85-year-old Vancouver man who was reported missing Wednesday was found and returned to his family early Thursday morning.

5 things you should know about your sheriff

By Emily Gillespie June 3, 2015 6 a.m.

This year marks the first time a new face has led the Clark County Sheriff's Office in 24 years, with 60-year-old Republican Chuck Atkins stepping into the leading role. He's been sheriff for nearly six months now, but how much do you really know about Atkins? The Columbian sat down with the Clark County sheriff and got to know him on a personal level. Here are five things we learned:

Victim in Vancouver assault remains in coma

By Emily Gillespie June 2, 2015 8:54 p.m.

More than a month after he was assaulted by two unidentified assailants at a Hough-neighborhood intersection, a 54-year-old Vancouver man remains in a coma.

Unattended incense causes fire that kills cat, causes $200K damage

By Emily Gillespie June 2, 2015 12:58 p.m.

Unattended burning incense started a fire that killed a cat and caused more than $200,000 in damage to a Camas house Monday night.

Salmon Creek fire started by charging lithium-ion batteries

By Emily Gillespie June 1, 2015 3 p.m.

A fire in a Salmon Creek mobile home was started by charging lithium-ion batteries, according to the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Transient set dumpster fire to go back to jail, document states

By Emily Gillespie June 1, 2015 9:36 p.m.

A transient man was arrested for allegedly setting fire to a dumpster early Sunday morning so that he could go back to jail.

Rollover crash causes heavy traffic on SR 14

By Emily Gillespie May 29, 2015 9:47 a.m.

A rollover crash on westbound state Highway 14 near Southeast 164th Avenue caused heavy traffic Friday morning.