Stories by John
She lost control of small car, lurched into the path of a pickup
A Newberg, Ore., woman was fatally injured Tuesday when she lost control of her small car and was hit on the driver side by a truck.
No one reported injured
Two people and their puppy left their home north of Hockinson safely on Wednesday after a wood stove insert caught fire and it spread to wood framing around it.
Driver arrested for alleged DUI
The Washington State Patrol has arrested for alleged DUI a driver who rearended a stopped school bus with 10 children on board.
Sheriff says officers will continue to follow state law
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that jail officers may conduct strip searches any time they want -- even for the most minor crimes and when there’s no evidence of contraband such as weapons or drugs.
Clark County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chad Rothenberger is hoping someone will recognize a photo of a missing or runaway girl and see that she returns home.
Youngster's brother climbed down on his own
Vancouver firefighters on Monday afternoon came to the rescue of a boy who was stuck 40 feet up a tree. Two brothers, ages 7 and 10, climbed the tree at 8821 N.E. 104th St. in the Sunnyside neighborhood, said Capt. Dave James, a Vancouver Fire Department spokesman.
Local congregation gathers to meditate on the death of Florida teen
Vancouver resident Art Stubbs lives more than 3,000 miles away from where Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in February, reportedly by a neighborhood watch volunteer, in Sanford, Fla. But he said he still feels sadness and outrage about the young man’s death.
A Long Beach woman was released after the hospital after a rollover crash on state Highway 14 late Thursday, April 5.
He was hurt, clinging to tree after fall down steep cliff near North Fork of Lewis River
Bill Dunlap was at home Tuesday night when he heard that a man had fallen down a steep cliff off Northwest Pekin Ferry Court along the North Fork of the Lewis River.
He's a 53-year-old Ridgefield resident
Crews now are trying to rescue a man who is at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff in the Pekin Ferry area, along the North Fork of the Lewis River.
A 20-year-old local man was badly beaten Tuesday night after he walked in Fisher’s Landing while wearing red and was noticed by two men and a 15-year-old boy wearing blue, police said.
Gene Tomlinson, who is from Vancouver, said he was a few hundred yards away from the tornado’s path when it ripped through a truck yard adjacent to his truck stop.
Medical Examiner working to identify body
Clark County sheriff's deputies and the medical examiner are investigating the case of a body found in a van about noon Monday.
Battle Ground police are hoping someone will look at a security video image of a man who robbed the IQ Minit Mart. A detective is seeking a tip as to who he might be.
Rescue boats were dispatched to vessel near I-205 Bridge
Of all the boats on the Columbia River -- going after those tasty spring chinook near the Interstate 205 Bridge on Wednesday -- one seemed different.
Vancouver police detectives, after setting up surveillance at two east Vancouver homes Wednesday, said they have arrested two men in the March 20 armed robbery of the Best Western Hotel in the Fircrest area.
Clark County Commissioner Marc Boldt met with the county's Republican Party executive board asking they remove sanctions aimed at getting him to vote more closely with the board's positions.
No one reported injured
A man with a knife held up the IQ Mart in Battle Ground Tuesday night and fled with some cash and lots of cigarettes.
3rd student exposed; no serious injuries reported
A student on an Evergreen Public Schools bus allegedly assaulted another with pepper spray about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Man hurt in accident said improving
Officer, dog find man hiding in a garage
Nine minutes after a man fled from a stolen car, an officer with a tracking dog captured him hiding in a garage in Vancouver's Uptown Village.
Dropped off to meet man she met on the Internet, police say
Portland police are hoping someone who saw 13-year-old Ayla Venavle of Vancouver in Portland after 3 p.m. Friday will call 911 immediately.
Chuck Palahniuk reports sore neck, but not hospitalized
Chuck Palahniuk's car was hit by an out-of-control truck.
Just before 3 p.m. Thursday, a woman called 911 to report that another woman demanded her purse and held a knife to her abdomen in the parking lot of the Goodwill store at 9025 N.E. 117th Ave. in the Orchards area.
Vancouver firefighters said they managed to pull a man from an overturned car Thursday by using a variety of wooden cribbing and adjustable struts to stabilize it.
Cessna went down Wednesday evening near Goble, Ore.; the cause remains unknown
A Camas flight instructor and a Vancouver teenager were killed late Wednesday in a plane crash near Goble, Ore.
A fast response time helped firefighters save most of an eight-unit detached garage building in Orchards on Wednesday night, an official said.
RIDGEFIELD -- State Trooper Dave Hodel was stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 5 northbound in an unmarked SUV on Tuesday afternoon. For all the world he looked like an ordinary motorist with car trouble.
Family escapes harm; students on bus escorted from scene on foot
BATTLE GROUND -- A midafternoon fire that started in the garage of a Battle Ground home on Monday forced a mother and her three children out in the light rain and sent up a column of smoke visible for a couple of miles.
Quagga, zebra mussels found on vessel; officials say driver tried to avoid check
A Clark County sheriff’s deputy Friday intercepted a 40-foot lake “party barge” infested with invasive zebra and quagga mussels whose driver allegedly was trying to avoid inspection.
Two vehicles collided head-on late Sunday morning, state troopers said, after one motorist drove the wrong way on the southbound ramp from Interstate 5 to 39th Street.
Four people including two children were taken by ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center late Monday morning after a two-car collision at Northeast 29th Avenue and 219th Street, also known as state Highway 502.
Four government employees leap to help man in distress
Two deputy prosecutors and an elder abuse advocate rushed to the aid of a man who suffered a sudden series of seizures Thursday during change-of-plea hearings in a courtroom at the Clark County Courthouse.
Deputies getting ready for a March 22 event in Portland
Clark County sheriff’s deputies are starting Moustache March, to raise money for the American Cancer Society. They hope to raise far more than the $11,000 in donations they collected in March 2011.
Officials on Wednesday afternoon revealed the name of the woman who accidentally drowned in the Little Washougal River as Sheri Ann Mills, 42.
Vancouver neighborhood keeps busy as it seeks historic status
The Arnada neighborhood already has a vibrant shopping district on Main Street, a beautiful, secluded park and a rich history with large, carefully crafted homes built in the early 1900s still standing and lovingly occupied.
Level of criminal activity varies by area
Last year, East Fork Hills Rural was rated the safest of about 100 neighborhoods in Vancouver and Clark County, according to statistics collected by the county crime analysis unit. So how does it feel to live in the safest neighborhood in Clark County?
Name not released until family notified
A woman whose body was pulled from the Little Washouglal River on Monday died of accidental drowning, the Clark County Medical Examiner said in a bulletin Tuesday.
One of the students in a crash involving a bicycle that hit a student on foot near Cascade Middle School on Friday is believed to be a patient at Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.
Washougal firefighters and an interagency dive team are preparing to recover a body from the Little Washougal River.
Vancouver firefighters about 6:20 p.m. Friday were dealing with a fire in the 7000 block of Northeast Indiana Street, in the McLoughlin Heights area.
Shortly after 3 p.m. Friday, Vancouver firefighters rushed to Cascade Middle School where a student on a bicycle crashed into another student on foot, said Capt. Dave James with the Vancouver Fire Department.
Firefighters on scene; residents escape flames
A two-alarm house fire left a Hazel Dell home in ruins Monday evening. Firefighters remain on the scene.
TUALATIN, Ore. -- “Hands! Show me your hands!”
Several deputies with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office received training at Threat Dynamics, in Hillsboro, Ore., before the company moved to a warehouse in Tualatin.
Vancouver police are hoping to return a stolen and digital camera to its owners.
He was stabbed to death in 2007
An Oregon family is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the unsolved murder of
After hitting two vehicles, trucker stopped to help, police say
A Vancouver truck driver escaped criminal charges after he allegedly ran a red light and hit two other vehicles in Portland, fatally injuring one driver more than two months ago.
The paint was still wet Tuesday after a road-maintenance crew painted over graffiti along Northeast Padden Parkway -- when three teenage taggers came along.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the armed robbery of a restaurant in the Salmon Creek area.