Fire badly damages Rose Village home

By Mark Bowder and Emily Gillespie January 14, 2015 1:29 p.m.

A two-alarm fire heavily damaged a house Wednesday in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood.

Possible causes narrowed in Shumway shed fire

By Emily Gillespie January 13, 2015 7:46 p.m.

A fire that started in a shed before it spread to a tree and nearby house was caused by either a smoker’s carelessness or a heater, according to Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli.

Share House blaze an arson, fire marshal says

By Emily Gillespie January 13, 2015 7:21 p.m.

A small fire at Share House in Vancouver has been ruled an arson, said Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli.

Fire at Share House ruled an arson

By Emily Gillespie January 13, 2015 6:32 p.m.

A small fire at Share House in Vancouver has been ruled an arson, said Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli.

Cause clearer in Shumway shed fire

By Emily Gillespie January 13, 2015 6:30 p.m.

A fire that started in a shed before it spread to a tree and nearby house was caused by either a smoker’s carelessness or a heater, according to Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli.

Man displaced by fire at Felida Marina

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings January 13, 2015 6:27 p.m.

A floating building that serves as both Felida Moorage & Marine Services and the manager’s residence was heavily damaged by a roaring fire late Monday night.

Surveillance at bank in Fred Meyer captures robbery suspect

By Emily Gillespie January 13, 2015 10:47 a.m.

Detectives are investigating a robbery at a bank inside a Fred Meyer in the Hudson's Bay neighborhood that occurred Monday afternoon.

Love letters find their way back to her

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

Standing in the entryway of a bustling restaurant, Sara Redlich clutched a bouquet of flowers and a box covered in Christmas wrapping paper.

Armed robber strikes at convenience store

By Emily Gillespie January 9, 2015 8:07 p.m.

Despite a search of the area, police could not find a woman who robbed a convenience store at Fourth Plain and Grand Boulevard early Friday morning.

Man with stab wound walks into fire station

By Emily Gillespie January 9, 2015 7:59 p.m.

Washougal police are investigating after a 31-year-old man walked into a fire station with a stab wound early Friday morning.

Bellevue man faces charges in Vancouver woman's death

By Paris Achen and Emily Gillespie January 9, 2015 7:56 p.m.

A Bellevue man faces charges for the death of a Vancouver woman found in a Portland hotel room last month.

Woman robs Fourth Plain convenience store

By Emily Gillespie January 9, 2015 8:25 a.m.

Despite a search of the area, police could not find a woman who robbed a convenience store at Fourth Plain and Grand Boulevard early this morning.

Washougal police investigate after man stabbed

By Emily Gillespie January 9, 2015 8:06 a.m.

Washougal police are investigating after a 31-year-old man walked into the fire station with stab wounds early Friday morning.

Blue lights shine for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

By Emily Gillespie January 9, 2015 6 a.m.

If you pass Michele Wollert's Shumway neighborhood home today, you will likely see a blue light in her window.

Dense fog, air stagnation advisories in effect

By Emily Gillespie January 8, 2015 7:22 a.m.

The National Weather Service has issued two advisories for the Vancouver area today, both for dense fog and for stagnant air.

Fatal fire claims life of 62-year-old Washougal-area woman

By Emily Gillespie January 7, 2015 2:23 p.m.

A 62-year-old woman died in an early morning fire that engulfed her house 12 miles east of Washougal.

Man faces vehicular homicide in death of good Samaritan

By Emily Gillespie January 6, 2015 10:24 a.m.

The Vancouver man facing charges in a hit-and-run crash that allegedly lead to the death of a good Samaritan appeared in court today to face an upgraded charge of vehicular homicide.

Oregon pursuit ends with felony traffic stop in Vancouver

By Emily Gillespie January 6, 2015 8:20 p.m.

Washington State Patrol assisted Oregon authorities in stopping a vehicle involved in a pursuit.

County deputy prosecutor in court on DUI charge

By Emily Gillespie January 5, 2015 11:33 p.m.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Gasperino appeared in Skamania County court Monday to face a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Suspect in Amboy burglary, shootout appears in court

By Emily Gillespie January 5, 2015 6:10 p.m.

The second suspect in an interrupted burglary in Amboy that turned into a shootout on Christmas Eve made his first court appearance Monday morning.

Victim in one Clark County shooting named as Gresham man; victim of second still unnamed

By Emily Gillespie January 2, 2015 9:09 p.m.

One of the victims of a New Year’s Day shooting has been identified as an Oregon man.

Portland woman named as victim in fatal Columbia River crash

By Emily Gillespie January 2, 2015 10:37 a.m.

The driver who died Wednesday after her car car plunged into the Columbia River has been identified as a Portland resident.

Clark College explores idea of hiring campus police officers

By Emily Gillespie January 1, 2015 6 a.m.

When school shootings in the Pacific Northwest dominated the headlines earlier this year, alarms were going off for those who work at Clark College.

Missing toddler found safe in Vancouver home

By Emily Gillespie December 31, 2014 6:54 a.m.

A missing toddler was found safe late Tuesday night in a Vancouver home thanks to a concerned resident, Vancouver police said.

Clark County Sheriff Lucas hangs up his star

By Emily Gillespie December 31, 2014 6 a.m.

He started as a rookie deputy on Jan. 1, 1968, and today he ends a long career as sheriff.

Power strip failure causes small fire at Battle Ground middle school

By Emily Gillespie December 30, 2014 10:09 a.m.

A small fire at a Battle Ground middle school resulted in minimal damage and no injured classroom pets.

Fatal motorcycle crash victim was La Center student, fire cadet

By Emily Gillespie and Justin Runquist December 30, 2014 8:44 p.m.

The teenager who died Monday afternoon in a motorcycle crash was identified by police as a La Center High School student.

Pedestrian killed in Camas crash ID'd as Washougal woman

By Emily Gillespie December 24, 2014 6:22 p.m.

Police identified the pedestrian who was killed in a crash at a Camas intersection as 66-year-old Anneice B. Fich of Washougal.

Police: Intoxicated Amboy woman injured in crash

By Emily Gillespie December 24, 2014 8:09 a.m.

An Amboy woman suspected of intoxicated driving was injured in a single-vehicle crash early this morning.

Investigators: Officer-involved shooting a 'major operational error'

By Emily Gillespie December 23, 2014 5:34 p.m.

The Vancouver man whom police shot after they mistook him for a wanted gunman plans to file a lawsuit against the involved agencies, his attorney said.

Columbia River graduate dies in California crash

By Emily Gillespie December 22, 2014 2:31 p.m.

A Columbia River High School graduate who was an athlete for the Chieftains died early Friday in a vehicle collision, the school confirmed.

Two arrested in Skamania County drug trafficking case

By Emily Gillespie December 22, 2014 9:54 a.m.

A nine-month investigation into the trafficking of heroin and prescription medications ended last week with the arrest of two Skamania County residents.

Teen hit by SUV, injured while crossing street

By Emily Gillespie December 20, 2014 8:32 p.m.

A Vancouver teenager was treated at a hospital and released after she was struck by a vehicle Friday night.

Weather outside has been frightful

By Emily Gillespie December 20, 2014 8:02 p.m.

Heavy rainfall soaked Southwest Washington on Saturday, making for the worst weather that Santa Steam Train organizers have seen.

Steam train brings smiles to faces, Santa to town

By Emily Gillespie December 20, 2014 6:46 p.m.

Equipped with a pink umbrella, pink hat and pink rain boots, 5-year-old Alanna Vizcaino smiled happily.

Bathroom fire damages house in Washougal

By Emily Gillespie December 19, 2014 10:55 p.m.

Firefighters quickly doused a fire in the bathroom of a Washougal home Friday afternoon. Six adults and several pets were displaced by the fire, which caused smoke damage throughout the house.

Southbound I-5 bridge reopened after potential jumper

By Emily Gillespie December 19, 2014 11:09 a.m.

Southbound traffic for Interstate 5 were closed briefly this morning while police responded to a possible jumper on the Interstate bridge.

Truck slams into Vancouver Walgreens, suspects flee

By Emily Gillespie December 19, 2014 7:24 a.m.

A truck reportedly stolen in Oregon slammed into a downtown business early this morning.

Crash west of Battle Ground causes backup in the area

By Emily Gillespie December 18, 2014 7:55 a.m.

A crash at Northeast 72 Avenue and 199 Street west of Battle Ground has traffic backed up in the area.

Officers involved in shootings back at work

By Emily Gillespie December 17, 2014 5:28 p.m.

Seven Vancouver police officers involved in recent shootings are back to full duty this week.

Vancouver apartment fire cause unknown

By Emily Gillespie December 17, 2014 5:27 p.m.

An investigation into a fire at an east Vancouver apartment complex concluded with an undetermined cause.

Space heater causes Harney Heights fire

By Emily Gillespie December 17, 2014 5:25 p.m.

A fire that displaced three men from a Harney Heights house was caused by a space heater.

Pedestrian hit Tuesday near mall in critical condition

By Emily Gillespie December 17, 2014 5:23 p.m.

The pedestrian struck by a vehicle Tuesday night east of the Westfield Vancouver Mall is in critical condition at an area hospital, according to Vancouver police.

Heavy traffic during morning commute in Clark County

By Emily Gillespie December 17, 2014 9:32 a.m.

Heavy traffic plagued the commute this morning in Clark County.

Washougal police investigate shooting near Mexican restaurant

By Emily Gillespie December 16, 2014 9:54 a.m.

Washougal police are investigating the circumstances around a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning near a Washougal restaurant. Nobody was injured.

Dog gives ailing Battle Ground teen new leash on life  

By Emily Gillespie December 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Losing part of a leg at age 16 hasn't been easy for Justin Carey. The Battle Ground High School student has had to re-learn how to walk, this time on a prosthetic leg. He takes an hour longer to get ready in the morning and has had to learn to drive with his left foot. But the biggest change he's had to deal with is letting go of his dreams of one day joining the military — a heartbreaking reality he's still facing.

Police: Intoxicated driver assaults officer in attempt to escape custody

By Emily Gillespie December 12, 2014 11:26 a.m.

A suspected intoxicated driver that caused a hit-and-run crash assaulted an officer while trying to avoid being arrested, according to Battle Ground Police Department.

Deputies investigate Hazel Dell 7-Eleven robbery

By Emily Gillespie December 12, 2014 9:46 a.m.

A Hazel Dell convenience store was robbed early this morning.

Clark deputies investigate strong-armed robbery at Pizza Hut

By Emily Gillespie December 11, 2014 2:59 p.m.

Two men robbed a Clark County Pizza Hut early Thursday morning.

Clark deputies capture suspected burglar in Truman neighborhood

By Emily Gillespie December 11, 2014 2:45 p.m.

A man whom police say is more than likely responsible for a rash of car prowls in the area of St. Johns Boulevard and state Route 500 was arrested Thursday morning.