Camas house fire put out quickly, minimizing damage

By Emily Gillespie November 14, 2014 9:53 p.m.

A Camas family detected a fire minutes before it spread to the attic late Thursday, making the damage to the structure minimal.

Three-vehicle crash on SR 14 in Washougal injures two

By Emily Gillespie November 14, 2014 7:52 a.m.

Law enforcement say that speed caused a crash Thursday afternoon on state Highway 14 in Washougal that left two people injured.

Woman saves person from jumping off overpass

By Emily Gillespie November 13, 2014 4:06 p.m.

Carol Miller spotted a troubling situation Wednesday as she drove over Interstate 5 on East Evergreen Boulevard in Vancouver.

Atkins announces appointments to sheriff's office command staff

By Emily Gillespie November 13, 2014 7:33 a.m.

Clark County Sheriff-elect Chuck Atkins announced appointments to his command staff Thursday morning, naming Mike Cooke as his undersheriff.

Early 'Snowvember' was mostly a no-show

By Eric Florip , Emily Gillespie and Susan Parrish November 13, 2014 7:02 p.m.

Predictions of widespread snow in the metro area fizzled this morning after area schools announced delays or closures in anticipation of the threat.

Vancouver hikers found safe on Oregon side of Columbia Gorge

By Emily Gillespie November 12, 2014 8:15 a.m.

Search and rescue volunteers located three Vancouver hikers who lost got lost on a trail in the Oregon Columbia Gorge Tuesday night.

Veterans Day storm downs trees, disrupts power  

By Eric Florip , Emily Gillespie , Tyler Graf and Stephanie Rice November 11, 2014 9:21 p.m.

Strong winds have caused trees and limbs to come down, leaving thousands without power due to a swath of outages across Clark County this morning.

Woman hit by car still in critical condition

By Emily Gillespie November 10, 2014 8:44 p.m.

A Vancouver woman remains in critical condition 10 days after the vehicle crash that injured her, killed a 7-year-old girl and hurt two other pedestrians.

Armed robbery reported at Vancouver Check Into Cash

By Emily Gillespie November 10, 2014 8:40 p.m.

An armed robbery was reported at Check Into Cash in Vancouver's Marrion neighborhood minutes before noon today.

Body of Portland woman found near Stevenson

By Emily Gillespie November 10, 2014 11:20 a.m.

The body of a Portland woman was found Saturday at a popular windsurfing area east of Stevenson.

Body found in Vancouver ID'd as Portland man

By Emily Gillespie November 10, 2014 9:13 a.m.

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the body found near Burnt Bridge Creek Trail on Saturday morning as that of a Portland man.

Police: Wrong-way driver crashes on Highway 14 in Camas

By Emily Gillespie November 6, 2014 6:53 a.m.

AA Camas man was arrested after driving the wrong way on state Highway 14, causing a crash with two other vehicles and then attempting to flee on foot, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Battle Ground officer receives highest award for role in standoff

By Emily Gillespie November 5, 2014 12:06 p.m.

A sergeant at the Battle Ground Police Department has been awarded one of the agency’s highest recognition for his role in a SWAT standoff that resulted in police fatally shooting one of Washington’s most wanted fugitives.

6-year-old injured in Halloween crash in good condition

By Emily Gillespie November 5, 2014 7:56 p.m.

The 6-year-old girl who was hospitalized after a vehicle crashed into her and three other pedestrians trick-or-treating Halloween night is listed in good condition.

Missing Vancouver hunter found safe

By Emily Gillespie November 4, 2014 8:29 p.m.

A Vancouver man who got lost while hunting elk near Mt. St. Helens was located early this morning.

Shooting victim: 'I'm really, really lucky'

By Lauren Dake and Emily Gillespie November 3, 2014 7:21 p.m.

The last thing Abigail Mounce remembers from Friday morning is the barrel of her neighbor's gun pointed at her.

Family, school mourn 'awesome little girl'

By Paris Achen , Emily Gillespie , Patty Hastings and Susan Parrish November 3, 2014 7:02 p.m.

Grief counselors were at Orchards Elementary School on Monday after a second-grader who attended the school was killed Halloween night when a car struck four pedestrians.

Man accused in stabbing arrested in Vancouver

By Emily Gillespie November 3, 2014 2:59 p.m.

A man who allegedly stabbed another man in Portland early Saturday morning was arrested in Vancouver.

Battle Ground High School evacuated for bomb threat

By Emily Gillespie November 3, 2014 1:45 p.m.

Police responded to Battle Ground High School Monday morning for a bomb threat that was found to be not credible, according to Battle Ground police.

Police: Vancouver runaway, 12, found safe

By Emily Gillespie November 3, 2014 1:33 p.m.

A 12-year-old Vancouver girl has been found safe after she was reported missing on Halloween.

Shooter found dead in Blandford Canyon; 1 victim critical  

By Lauren Dake , Emily Gillespie and Stephanie Rice October 31, 2014 9:47 p.m.

A man has been found dead in Blandford Canyon after a rash of shootings in Clark County this morning. One of the victims is in critical condition with a head wound.

Group raises money to fix house struck by tree

By Emily Gillespie October 30, 2014 9:01 p.m.

Friends and family of Kathy Waldal, whose Vancouver house was badly damaged during Saturday’s windstorm, have set up a donation account to try to help her.

First woman ID'd on Portland police webpage wanted in Clark County

By Emily Gillespie October 30, 2014 10:54 a.m.

Within an hour of the Portland Police Bureau launching a webpage dedicated to identifying suspects in crimes, the agency made its first identification of a purse theft suspect as a woman who has also allegedly committed crimes in Clark County.

Battle Ground girl hurt in Sept. 10 crash still in hospital

By Emily Gillespie October 29, 2014 8:02 p.m.

A 9-year-old Battle Ground girl remains in the hospital more than a month after an alleged drunk driver crashed into the minivan driven by her mother.

Speed likely caused crash with school bus

By Emily Gillespie October 29, 2014 7:57 p.m.

Driving too fast for road conditions appears to be the primary factor in Tuesday’s vehicle crash that injured 11 people, including four children on a school bus, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Ridgefield house fire investigated as arson

By Emily Gillespie October 29, 2014 3:06 p.m.

A fire at a Ridgefield house over the weekend is being investigated as arson, according to the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Power restored in Hazel Dell, Salmon Creek

By Emily Gillespie October 29, 2014 2:57 p.m.

Power has been restored to nearly 6,000 customers in the Hazel Dell and Salmon Creek area after it was briefly knocked out.

Eleven injured in school bus crash near Yacolt

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings October 28, 2014 3:40 p.m.

Eleven people, including four Amboy Middle School students, were taken to area hospitals after a school bus with 32 kids on board was involved in a crash near Yacolt.

Windstorm cleanup still keeping tree crews busy

By Emily Gillespie October 27, 2014 4:48 p.m.

The cleanup of Saturday's windstorm stretched into Monday, with tree companies continuing their response by removing trees and tree limbs from houses, yards and curbsides.

One of three missing hikers found safe is Vancouver man

By Emily Gillespie October 27, 2014 6:39 a.m.

One of three people who went missing in the Oregon Columbia Gorge on Sunday evening was identified as a Vancouver man.

Couple's yard crash site twice in six months

By Emily Gillespie October 20, 2014 6 a.m.

When an alleged drunk driver careened through the chain link fence outside of her house, Terry Mabe was shaken up. But when six months later she awoke to similar crash noises and walked outside to see her yard had again become a crash scene, she was in disbelief.

Police: Man drives through yards, causes power outages north of Vancouver

By Emily Gillespie October 16, 2014 10:55 a.m.

A Brush Prairie man was arrested after allegedly driving a pickup into several lawns and crashing into a power pole causing localized outages Wednesday night.

18 escaped miniature horses returned to pasture

By Emily Gillespie October 16, 2014 9:25 a.m.

Eighteen miniature horses are back home after escaping their pasture and wandering onto Northeast 88th Street near Andresen Road.

Woman faces 93 charges in Portland auto theft case

By Emily Gillespie October 15, 2014 10:40 a.m.

Portland police arrested a woman on suspicion of 93 charges in connection to a large-scale auto theft case that took investigators to Clark County.

Vancouver boy found safe, Amber Alert canceled

By Emily Gillespie October 15, 2014 7:49 a.m.

An Amber Alert for a 10-year-old Vancouver boy has been canceled after the boy was found safe early this morning.

Quick action limits damage in smoker fire

By Emily Gillespie October 14, 2014 8:58 p.m.

A fire that damaged some siding of a two-story outbuilding in Battle Ground Monday night was caused by a food smoker, according to the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office.

No claims made yet on kitten rescued from auto  

By Emily Gillespie October 14, 2014 8:50 p.m.

Andrea Duvall said Tuesday that nobody has called claiming to own the "miracle kitty" rescued from underneath the engine of her car Monday morning.

Fire at Grove Field Airport caused by electrical equipment failure

By Emily Gillespie October 14, 2014 3:52 p.m.

The Oct. 6 fire that destroyed eight to 10 planes and about a dozen hangar bays at Grove Field Airport north of Camas was caused by a failure in electrical equipment, the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office said.

Heritage High School lockdown lifted, no bomb found

By Emily Gillespie October 14, 2014 6:09 p.m.

A lockdown prompted by a bomb threat at Heritage High School has been lifted after Clark County sheriff's deputies searched the campus and found nothing suspicious.

Vancouver motorcyclist killed in Oregon crash

By Emily Gillespie October 14, 2014 8:57 a.m.

A motorcyclist who died in a crash near Silver Falls State Park south of Silverton, Ore. was identified as a Vancouver man.

Ten people displaced in two-alarm fire at North Image house

By Emily Gillespie October 14, 2014 9:18 a.m.

Fire officials say that an electrical malfunction or failure caused a two-alarm fire at a house in Vancouver’s North Image neighborhood that displaced ten people.

Fire displaces five at Vancouver halfway house

By Emily Gillespie and Justin Runquist October 13, 2014 7:52 p.m.

The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating what caused a fire early Saturday morning at a halfway house.

Oregon man hurt in Hwy. 500 motorcycle crash

By Emily Gillespie October 13, 2014 7:50 p.m.

A Beaverton, Ore., man was injured in a motorcycle crash in Vancouver on Sunday night.

Kitten stuck in car escapes with barely a scratch  

By Emily Gillespie October 13, 2014 4:42 p.m.

As Andrea Duvall climbed into her car at 4:30 a.m. Monday, she thought she heard the faint sound of a cat meowing.

City of Ridgefield pickup stolen, police investigating

By Emily Gillespie October 13, 2014 12:25 p.m.

A City of Ridgefield pickup truck was stolen this morning and the Ridgefield police say it may turn up abandoned somewhere.

Beaverton man injured in Vancouver motorcycle crash

By Emily Gillespie October 13, 2014 6:52 a.m.

A Beaverton, Ore., man was injured in a motorcycle crash in Vancouver on Sunday night.

Stolen bike back with owner

By Emily Gillespie October 10, 2014 10:30 p.m.

A $3,000 racing bicycle is back with its rightful owner after it was stolen from a Rose Village garage earlier this week.

Estimated damage from Grove Field fire just under $1 million

By Emily Gillespie October 9, 2014 2:20 p.m.

Initial estimates for the damage caused by a fire at Grove Field Monday night is just under $1 million, according to the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Police: Woman swimming in river gets out, steals vehicle

By Emily Gillespie October 9, 2014 9:33 a.m.

A woman who was reportedly swimming in the Columbia River got out and stole a vehicle at the Port of Vancouver early this morning, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Information sought on Portland woman missing since 1974

By Emily Gillespie October 8, 2014 5:17 p.m.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit is looking for information on a woman who disappeared in Portland in 1974 in connection to an unsolved homicide the same year.