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He allegedly shot her over financial dispute arising from planned divorce
A 73-year-old Vancouver man made his first appearance this morning on suspicion of killing his wife.
Passage of state law affects some misdemeanors
In response to a new law legalizing marijuana, Clark County prosecutors said Tuesday they will dismiss misdemeanor possession of marijuana cases against approximately 46 defendants.
Passage of state's legalization law prompts plan by county prosecutor
In light of passage of a state law legalizing recreational marijuana, Clark County’s top prosecutor said he plans to dismiss misdemeanor possession of marijuana cases on Dec. 6.
The former treasurer of a parent-teacher association at Maple Grove primary and middle schools was sentenced Friday to one year in prison for embezzling nearly $15,000 over about eight months.
A lost job. Huge child support bills. Bankruptcy.
event will feature performance by Portland Gay Men's Chorus
As the final outcome of a referendum to legalize gay marriage remains to be seen, civil organizers will host a town hall at 7:30 tonight in Vancouver.
Drivers in the La Center area are advised to take an alternate route this afternoon, as construction on southbound Interstate 5 is causing a six-mile backup.
He broke into woman’s home, tied up and beat her
A Vancouver man accused of two stranger home-invasion robberies in 2011 pleaded guilty Monday to the more severe holdup in which a woman was bound and beaten.
Drivers should expect long delays north of La Center on Tuesday on Interstate 5.
A Vancouver man was sentenced Friday to seven years in federal prison for trafficking stolen guns.
A transient accused of stealing an English bulldog puppy at gunpoint pleaded not guilty Friday to several charges.
Michael Boswell poisoned and shot ex-girlfriend last year
Was a poisoning and shooting in Yacolt last year a bizarre accident, as the defendant contends, or was it a clear intent to kill?
Yacolt man says he shot ex-girlfriend in the head by accident
A Yacolt man on trial for attempted murder said Wednesday he hatched a plan last year to kill himself in the presence of his ex-girlfriend — but it went awry.
He’s accused of trying to kill her after she broke up with him
Jessica Fix said she awoke to loud ringing in her ears. She sat up and noticed blood dripping from her head.
Irish stepdancers don curly wigs, frilly skirts for vigorous showdown
Cued by a fiddle, Ashley VanHandel started the jig: A stomp, kick, shuffle of feet and another stomp.
A man was found dead Saturday evening after SWAT team members were called to a home in the Five Corners area relating to an earlier domestic violence incident.
Portland lawyer plans to appeal after federal judge finds him in civil contempt in case involving city of Vancouver
A prominent attorney has been found in civil contempt by a federal judge for coaching his witnesses on the stand during a federal trial involving the city of Vancouver.
A Vancouver man accused of two home invasion robberies in 2011, including one where a woman was bound and attacked, has pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary.
Saying he's "very passionate about politics," a Vancouver man on Thursday admitted to sending emails threatening to kill a Republican state Senate candidate.
Receives 168 hours of community service
Ending a case that has dragged on for three years, Skamania County's former auditor accused of racking up questionable expenses and shredding public documents pleaded guilty Thursday to a gross misdemeanor.
Teens he enlisted to commit thefts include former legislative candidate Anthony Bittner
In the summer of 2010, Battle Ground resident Jorgan Cattin enlisted a group of high school students to perform car prowls and thefts.
Ham sentenced to 30 months in prison for role in crash near Battle Ground
An Oregon man was sentenced Thursday to 2½ years in prison for causing a crash that killed his friend last spring near Battle Ground.
He claims ‘false arrest’ in domestic disturbance
A former 3rd Congressional candidate who was acquitted last year of assaulting his wife has filed a lawsuit against Clark County, alleging wrongful arrest.
An Oct. 1 homicide in Hazel Dell apparently was prompted by a dispute over some stolen guns, according to court documents.
Clark County lags other highly populated counties in state in terms of women jurists
Early in her career, Barbara Johnson was a big-city prosecutor who never planned to become a judge.
All candidates mark eduction, economy, jobs as top priorities
Clark County's 20th District voters will decide between four Republicans for the House and Senate positions in this year's election.
Judge chides him, team for treatment of victim in case
An angry judge sentenced a former Olympia-area softball coach to one year in prison for raping a 15-year-old girl on his team during a tournament in the summer of 2011 in Clark County.
A Vancouver man accused of setting fire to a Hazel Dell hotel won't be arraigned on charges until a judge determines he's mentally competent to stand trial.
Convicted felon accused of fatally beating Vancouver woman with a baseball bat
A convicted felon accused of fatally beating a Vancouver woman with a baseball bat in 2011 pleaded not guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder.
Jumper quickly gets himself out of water, dispatchers say
Fire crews responded this morning to a report of a man who jumped from the Interstate 5 bridge.
A construction worker who fell Sunday from the Lewis and Clark Bridge in Cowlitz County is presumed drowned, officials said.
A Vancouver woman accused of trying to shoot her husband when he requested a divorce pleaded not guilty today to first-degree attempted murder and felony harassment.
The former treasurer of a parent-teacher association at Maple Grove primary and middle schools accused of embezzling nearly $15,000 pleaded guilty Thursday to five theft-related charges.
A Vancouver man allegedly caught on camera stealing a candidate's sign pleaded not guilty Thursday to removing or defacing political advertisement, a misdemeanor.
Federal officials have launched an investigation into a limousine service implicated in the Saturday death of an 11-year-old girl in Portland.
No arrests made yet in Matthew Clark’s death
Matthew M. Clark, 43, died of an apparent gunshot wound, the sheriff's department said in a bulletin issued Tuesday morning. It said the precise cause of death would be determined by the Clark County Medical Examiner.
He set fire to his family's Sifton home in 2011
A Sifton teenager convicted of burning his family's house down last year was sentenced Tuesday to just under one year of confinement.
He is also suspect in fire at his apartment last week
A Vancouver arson suspect who kept officers at bay as he stood atop a burning hotel roof on Saturday made his first appearance this morning in Clark County Superior Court.
Hundreds of Clark County students get hands-on instruction at annual Watersheds Festival
Hundreds of kids on Friday afternoon learned science in the most natural way: from Mother Nature.
A woman accused of plotting to rob a Hazel Dell man who answered her prostitution ad was sentenced Friday to three years and nine months in prison.
Cause of five-alarm blaze Sept. 2 at Thunderbird On The River still unknown
The site of the five-alarm fire at Thunderbird On The River hotel has been turned over to the owner, and cleanup is under way.
Girlfriend pleads guilty in 2011 shooting
A 42-year-old Battle Ground woman agreed to plead guilty to second-degree assault for shooting her boyfriend in the face last year.
Vancouver woman was fatally beaten in June 2011
Prosecutors say DNA evidence from an aluminum baseball bat found next to a Vancouver woman’s body in 2011 has linked a convicted felon to the slaying, prosecutors said Wednesday.
She allegedly tried to shoot husband after he asked her for a divorce
A Vancouver woman accused of trying to fatally shoot her husband after he asked for a divorce was charged Tuesday with first-degree attempted murder.
Now in prison, D'Shawn Carr has a history of violencea against women
A Vancouver man convicted last year of attacking two strangers -- and who has a history of preying on women -- was charged today with molesting two girls.
The search warrants that led to the arrest of eight people in connection to last year's massive Gang Green marijuana raid were not performed lawfully, a Clark County judge said this morning.
Head of Free Clinic of Southwest Washington speaks at Council for Homeless luncheon
As a tip to fight homelessness locally, Barbe West offers this quote: "Getting good players is easy. Getting 'em to play together is the hard part."
Former investment adviser has agreed to settle complaint
A former investment adviser from Vancouver was among several people charged with perpetrating a long-running Ponzi scheme in the region.
Suspect told police he removed it because it was in illegal location
A Vancouver man caught on camera allegedly stealing a political sign apparently told police he did so because he thought the sign was illegally placed in his neighborhood, according to court documents.
An alleged political-sign-stealer is expected to be charged Wednesday in Clark County District Court.