Wrong-way driver in fatal I-5 crash dies

By Emily Gillespie March 12, 2014 9:04 p.m.

The Vancouver man involved in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 5 that killed a 6-year-old La Center boy has died, according to Washington State Patrol.

Vancouver offramp briefly blocked for police activity, crash

By Emily Gillespie March 11, 2014 4:14 p.m.

The Interstate 5 southbound offramp to Mill Plain Boulevard is now cleared after it was briefly blocked for a police incident.

Man suffers burns in small Washougal garage fire

By Emily Gillespie March 10, 2014 9:56 a.m.

A man suffered some burns in a gasoline fire in a Washougal residence late Sunday evening, according to Camas-Washougal Fire Department Chief Nick Swinhart.

Body of woman found in Westfield Vancouver mall bathroom

By Emily Gillespie March 10, 2014 5:06 p.m.

The body of a woman was found in a bathroom at the Westfield Vancouver Mall early this morning, according to Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp.

Local police use resource for finding missing people  

By Emily Gillespie March 10, 2014 6 a.m.

Deputy Bob Carder pivoted his body as he grasped a receiver, listening intently as the device beeped. He waved the handheld antenna back over the spot where the sound was loudest, meaning the signal was strongest.

Heroes hailed at Red Cross breakfast

By Emily Gillespie March 7, 2014 11:02 p.m.

When others thank him and call him a hero for running into a neighbor’s mobile home that was on fire, Ryan Bird’s first thought is to thank someone else.

Detectives investigate whether child was wearing seat belt in crash

By Emily Gillespie March 5, 2014 9:12 p.m.

Detectives are investigating whether the 6-year-old killed in a wrong-way crash Friday afternoon was wearing a seat belt.

Police: Woman wearing no shoes robs Vancouver Subway

By Emily Gillespie March 5, 2014 11:41 a.m.

A woman robbed a Vancouver Subway just prior to the business closing Tuesday night, according to Vancouver Police Department.

WSP: Man causes second crash while recording fatal crash scene

By Emily Gillespie March 5, 2014 8:06 a.m.

A Ridgefield man caused a second crash after he allegedly tried to film the scene of a fatal crash while he was driving, according to Washington State Patrol.

Fire likely caused by smoking materials, marshal says

By Emily Gillespie March 4, 2014 9:33 p.m.

Smoking materials were the most likely cause of a two-alarm fire at a Vancouver apartment complex last week, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said.

Police investigating I-5 pedestrian death

By Emily Gillespie March 4, 2014 9:31 p.m.

Even though they do not anticipate filing criminal charges, Washington State Patrol detectives continue to investigate a fatal pedestrian crash that happened early Monday morning.

Woman improving after wrong-way crash on I-5

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings March 4, 2014 9:30 p.m.

The condition of a La Center woman who was injured Friday in a crash with a wrong-way driver on Interstate 5 has improved, according to OHSU Hospital staff.

Reward offered for dog missing since 28-vehicle crash

By Emily Gillespie March 3, 2014 9:08 a.m.

It’s almost a month later and two-year-old terrier named Daisy is still missing.

Pedestrian hit, killed by tractor-trailer on I-5 near Woodland

By Emily Gillespie March 3, 2014 7:42 p.m.

Northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Woodland have reopened after a fatal crash early this morning involving a tractor-trailer and a pedestrian, according to Washington State Patrol.

La Center boy, 6, dies in wrong-way crash on I-5  

By Emily Gillespie and Tom Vogt February 28, 2014 8:36 p.m.

A wrong-way driver was reported moments before a fatal head-on crash on Interstate 5 near just south of Exit 11, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn.

Middle school teacher suffers medical emergency

By Emily Gillespie February 27, 2014 3:23 p.m.

A substitute teacher suffered a medical emergency at Cascade Middle School today, prompting police and medical response, according to Vancouver police.

Sheriff's Office: IRS phone scam hits Clark County

By Emily Gillespie February 27, 2014 2:10 p.m.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is seeing an increase in reports of phone scams and is hoping to warn residents against falling victim.

Hit-and-run suspect allegedly texting when car hit pedestrian

By Paris Achen and Emily Gillespie February 27, 2014 10:09 a.m.

Court records say a Camas woman accused of vehicular homicide was texting when she struck a 65-year-old man as he crossed Mill Plain Boulevard using a walker last October.

Wind whips up damage in Clark County

By Emily Gillespie February 25, 2014 5:30 p.m.

Scattered strong winds swept the Vancouver and Portland area Tuesday, downing trees onto power lines and toppling them onto vehicles.

Man arrested for alleged DUI following rollover SR 14 crash

By Emily Gillespie February 24, 2014 12:42 p.m.

A man was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants after a single-vehicle crash on state Highway 14 Saturday night.

Suspected electrical fire damages Vancouver business

By Emily Gillespie February 24, 2014 11:06 a.m.

A suspected electrical fire Sunday night caused damage to a cellphone repair business.

Art theft hits home in Hough

By Emily Gillespie February 21, 2014 9:18 p.m.

For more than 30 years, Bob Bradley and his life partner, Sherry Mowatt, have collected art. One glance at their yard in the Hough neighborhood and you will spot myriad pieces, all which make them say, "There's a funny story behind that."

Power restored to more than 1,200 customers in Camas

By Emily Gillespie February 20, 2014 9:39 a.m.

A power outage in Camas left 1,371 Clark Public Utilities customers without power this morning, most getting power back after about 45 minutes. One hundred and ten customers are still without power while crews work to find and fix the problem.

Man injured, cited for speeding in I-5 crash

By Emily Gillespie February 19, 2014 9:32 p.m.

A man was injured in a single-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 5 near Northeast 179th Street early Wednesday morning.

Volunteers help search for dog missing since owner's death on I-5

By Emily Gillespie February 19, 2014 8:35 p.m.

When she heard the news that a little brown terrier name Daisy had gone missing after a 28-vehicle crash, Cindy Koch knew she had to help.

High-speed chase through county ends in Vancouver

By Paris Achen , Mark Bowder , Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings February 19, 2014 4:43 p.m.

A driver led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase that led into Vancouver and ended with an accident and foot chase on Main Street.

Suspect in Portland stabbing arrested in Vancouver, police say

By Emily Gillespie February 19, 2014 10:33 a.m.

A suspect in a Portland stabbing was arrested in Vancouver Tuesday, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

WSP: Speed caused early morning I-5 crash

By Emily Gillespie February 19, 2014 7:36 a.m.

A man was injured in a single-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 5 near Northeast 179th Street early this morning.

Neighborhood police building connections to increase protection  

By Emily Gillespie February 19, 2014 6 a.m.

When the Vancouver Police Department created a new position in 2007, one that aimed at working closely with residents, Charlie Ford was reluctant to apply.

Wind advisory in effect today for Clark County

By Emily Gillespie February 18, 2014 7:33 a.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Clark County, predicting that gusts could reach 45 mph.

Storm causes localized flooding in Clark County

By Emily Gillespie February 17, 2014 1:13 p.m.

A flood watch is in effect through 4 p.m. today due to heavy rain that has fallen across the Southwest Washington area, according to the National Weather Service.

Driver impairment, vehicle speed cause Camas crash

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings February 14, 2014 4:25 p.m.

Camas police say speed and impairment caused Thursday night’s head-on crash that seriously injured two local men.

Traffic snarled in Gorge after landslide, fatal crash

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings February 13, 2014 5:43 p.m.

Traffic in the Gorge is snarled after a landslide closed east Interstate 84 at Troutdale, Ore. and a fatal head-on collision near the Bridge of the Gods clogged state Highway 14, one of the detour routes.

Two cars go down embankment in SR 502 crash

By Emily Gillespie February 13, 2014 11:44 a.m.

Two vehicles crashed on Northeast 219th Street near Interstate 5 and went down an embankment, injuring the occupants of both vehicles.

Missing 12-year-old girl found safe

By Emily Gillespie February 13, 2014 8:52 a.m.

Vancouver police have found a 12-year-old girl who was reported missing Wednesday night.

Crash on I-205 near SR 14 blocks lanes, causes backup

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings February 12, 2014 5:09 p.m.

A crash involving a vehicle and a tractor-trailer Tuesday night on Interstate 205 near state Highway 14 blocked two lanes of the highway for about a half an hour.

One hurt in rear-end crash in Battle Ground

By Emily Gillespie February 12, 2014 9:19 a.m.

One person was taken to the hospital with injuries following a rear-end crash in Battle Ground this morning.

28-vehicle wreck still entangles people

By Emily Gillespie February 11, 2014 9:32 p.m.

Matthew Scott made a trip to Woodland on Thursday morning to collect mail from his work mailbox. But when he didn't make it back to his home in Tualatin, Ore., in good time, his wife called his phone. No answer.

Shumway house fire is contained to a bedroom

By Emily Gillespie February 11, 2014 7:43 p.m.

Vancouver firefighters quickly doused a fire in a bedroom of a Shumway neighborhood house Monday evening, saving the structure from being destroyed.

Cause unknown in abandoned house fire

By Emily Gillespie February 10, 2014 8:36 p.m.

Fire investigators were unable to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed an abandoned house in Vancouver’s Meadow Homes neighborhood Sunday evening.

Two men suffer burns in Vancouver garage fire

By Emily Gillespie February 10, 2014 2:15 p.m.

A 20-year-old man suffered burns on almost half of his body following a garage fire in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood early Friday morning.

Dog missing after owner killed in massive I-5 wreck

By Emily Gillespie February 10, 2014 12:29 p.m.

A Yorkie belonging to the man who died in the massive Interstate 5 crash last week is missing, according to the East Padden Animal Hospital.

Man escapes injury following I-205 rollover crash

By Emily Gillespie February 10, 2014 7:11 a.m.

A man escaped serious injury following a rollover crash that shut down Interstate 205 Sunday night.

Driver in 28-vehicle I-5 pileup describes crash scene

By Emily Gillespie February 7, 2014 10:16 p.m.

Lee White did the prudent thing before making the trip from Longview to Vancouver Thursday morning. He checked the road conditions and looked at the Washington State Department of Transportation traffic cameras along the route. Although they looked good about 9 a.m., he left early to allow himself enough time to get his wife, Sherri, to her 10:45 a.m. doctor appointment.

Vehicle slides down 20-foot hill, lands in driveway

By Emily Gillespie February 7, 2014 3:23 p.m.

A woman escaped serious injury after the vehicle she was driving slipped off the roadway and slid 20 feet down a hill Friday morning in Washougal.

Fire destroys Yacolt house, 3 people displaced

By Emily Gillespie February 6, 2014 11:02 a.m.

An early morning fire completely destroyed a house in Yacolt.

Fire at Port of Vancouver sends at least one to hospital

By Emily Gillespie February 6, 2014 12:03 p.m.

A two-alarm fire at Great Western Malting, 1705 N.W. Harborside Drive, sent one person to the hospital.

3 adults displaced in Brush Prairie house fire

By Emily Gillespie February 6, 2014 9:52 a.m.

Three adults were displaced in an early morning fire at a Brush Prairie house.

Two-alarm fire damages Vancouver apartments

By Craig Brown and Emily Gillespie February 6, 2014 9:45 a.m.

A two-alarm fire has caused major damage to an apartment complex in the Ogden neighborhood this morning.

Man dies in massive I-5 accident

By Craig Brown , Eric Florip and Emily Gillespie February 6, 2014 3:42 p.m.

At least one person has already died in a weather-related traffic accident as a massive snowstorm began to wallop Clark County.