Man gets 1 year in YWCA shelter assault case

By Laura McVicker September 18, 2012 6:26 p.m.

Women who said they were raped by a man at the YWCA domestic violence shelter on Tuesday portrayed him as a predator. They told a judge he manipulated them at a vulnerable time in their lives.

Fat cats are going fast

By Laura McVicker September 17, 2012 7:56 p.m.

They may not be as spry or lean as kittens, but these cats got some supersized love over the weekend at the local animal shelter.

Fat cats can be yours to love

By Laura McVicker September 15, 2012 6 a.m.

This election season, there's a different kind of fat cat dominating attention at the local animal shelter.

Cat-shooting teens to finish sentences on home confinement

By Laura McVicker September 14, 2012 6 a.m.

Two Battle Ground teenagers convicted last year of shooting cats will serve the final six weeks of their sentence on electric home confinement, a judge decided Thursday.

Sifton teen guilty of setting his home on fire

By Laura McVicker September 13, 2012 6 a.m.

Alex Michael Smith suffered a traumatic brain injury eight days before he allegedly burned his family's house down in May 2011.

Washougal woman who burned home gets 4 months in jail

By Laura McVicker September 12, 2012 6 a.m.

Sentencing this arsonist was challenging, a Clark County judge said Tuesday, because the Washougal woman had no criminal history and support of family and friends, who described her as a model mother and citizen.

Cat-shooting teens seek early release

By Laura McVicker September 11, 2012 7:34 p.m.

Two Battle Ground teenagers who went on a cat-shooting spree last year are seeking to be released early from confinement, so they can finish school locally.

90 DUI drivers nabbed in Clark County

By Laura McVicker September 11, 2012 9:45 a.m.

The results are in for Clark County's "Drive Hammered, Get Nailed" campaign targeting drunken drivers.

Highway 141 fire cost: $2.7 million

By Laura McVicker September 11, 2012 9:39 a.m.

A fire that's burned more than 1,600 acres near White Salmon is expected to be 100 percent contained by the end of the day.

Vancouver man sentenced for sexually abusing infant boy

By Laura McVicker September 10, 2012 9:42 p.m.

A Vancouver man has been sentenced to about 8½ years in prison for sexually abusing an infant boy and displaying the sex abuse over the Internet.

Dog-tosser sentenced to 7 months in jail

By Laura McVicker September 8, 2012 6 a.m.

A woman who threw her boyfriend's dog into freeway traffic, killing it last December, will spend seven months in jail and cannot own pets for five years.

Prairie student sentenced for sex offense

By Laura McVicker September 8, 2012 6 a.m.

A registered sex offender was sentenced Friday to 14 months in prison for raping a 14-year-old classmate at Prairie High School in April.

Washougal woman who stole from Little League group to serve on work crew

By Laura McVicker September 7, 2012 6 a.m.

A former president of the East County Little League convicted of embezzling about $11,000 was ordered Thursday to serve 30 days on a jail work crew.

Ex-softball coach pleads guilty to raping girl in Clark County

By Laura McVicker September 7, 2012 6 a.m.

A former Olympia-area softball coach pleaded guilty Thursday to raping a 15-year-old girl on his team during a tournament in the summer of 2011 in Clark County.

Retired judge returns to bench in Battle Ground

By Laura McVicker September 5, 2012 5:27 p.m.

Roger Bennett, who retired from the Superior Court bench last year, will be Battle Ground’s municipal court judge, hearing misdemeanor cases and traffic tickets.

Former Bible counselor gets 35 years for sexual abuse of siblings

By Laura McVicker September 4, 2012 6:47 p.m.

A former Bible camp counselor was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years in prison for sexually abusing two children he knew through church.

HOV lane trip bears ticket

By Laura McVicker September 2, 2012 6 a.m.

OK, so maybe it wasn't the best idea.

Downtown's Kumoricon convention draws a crowd

By Laura McVicker September 2, 2012 6 a.m.

It was hard to miss them as they milled around Esther Short Park. Girls with hot pink hair and colorful tutus. A giant fuzzy Pikachu.

Attic fire damages central Vancouver home

By Laura McVicker September 1, 2012 12:05 p.m.

An attic fire damaged a house this morning in the Oakbrook neighborhood.

4 accused in drive-by shooting face Oct. trial

By Laura McVicker September 1, 2012 6 a.m.

Four men charged in connection with a road-rage drive-by shooting have had a trial set for Oct. 15.

Golik cleared of misconduct allegations

By Laura McVicker September 1, 2012 6 a.m.

In a long-awaited decision, a Clark County judge has struck down prosecutorial misconduct allegations made against Tony Golik during his 2010 campaign to become Clark County's top prosecutor.

Like father, like son at local law firm

By Laura McVicker September 1, 2012 6 a.m.

Bennett Brandenburg is learning the family business.

Warrant issued for suspect in gang-related shooting

By Laura McVicker August 29, 2012 6:12 p.m.

Prosecutors have issued an attempted murder warrant for a Vancouver gang member accused of shooting a man early Saturday.

Judge Wulle: 'I believe my career in law is over'

By Laura McVicker August 28, 2012 6:07 p.m.

On the second day of his disciplinary hearing, several attorneys and a police officer testified in support of Clark County Superior Court Judge John Wulle.

Attorney: Hammer killing was self-defense

By Laura McVicker August 27, 2012 6 a.m.

The attorney for a Vancouver woman accused of bludgeoning her husband with a hammer says in court papers he plans to pursue a battered woman's syndrome defense.

Car plows into east Vancouver building

By Laura McVicker August 24, 2012 10:13 p.m.

A motorist drove a car through a tattoo parlor in east Vancouver this morning.

Two defendants plead not guilty in Craigslist beating

By Laura McVicker August 23, 2012 7:03 p.m.

A man and woman accused of plotting to rob a Hazel Dell man who answered a prostitution ad on Craigslist were arraigned this morning on multiple charges.

Man pleads not guilty to sending threatening emails

By Laura McVicker August 23, 2012 6:39 p.m.

A Vancouver man accused of sending threatening emails to a Senate candidate pleaded not guilty this morning to malicious harassment and cyberstalking.

Plea bargain is struck in YWCA shelter rape case

By Laura McVicker August 21, 2012 6 a.m.

A man set to go to trial Monday on allegations of raping three women at a YWCA domestic violence center has accepted a plea bargain to a misdemeanor assault charge.

Men appear in court in road-rage shooting case

By Laura McVicker August 20, 2012 7 p.m.

Four men accused of first-degree assault in connection to a road-rage incident in Vancouver made their first appearance this morning in Clark County Superior Court.

Man accused of sending threatening emails holds off arraignment

By Laura McVicker August 17, 2012 8:29 p.m.

A Vancouver man accused of threatening to kill a state Senate candidate was set to enter a not-guilty plea Friday, but his attorney said he needed more time to review police reports before moving the case forward.

Drug court grad recognized for 10-plus years of sobriety

By Laura McVicker August 17, 2012 6 a.m.

Dorie Ingersoll's adult life has been marked by dates that are never far from her mind.

Sex offender pleads guilty to raping Prairie High classmate

By Laura McVicker August 16, 2012 8:20 p.m.

A registered sex offender accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old Prairie High School classmate has pleaded guilty to third-degree rape of a child.

Hazel Dell man clubbed after answering prostitute's ad

By Laura McVicker August 16, 2012 8:22 p.m.

A Hazel Dell man was allegedly clubbed and robbed by the boyfriend of a prostitute when he met the prostitute for sex two nights ago.

Bail set at $1 million for shooting suspect

By Laura McVicker August 14, 2012 5:07 p.m.

A judge set bail at $1 million for a Vancouver gang member accused of trying to gun down a teenager in the Hough neighborhood.

Intruder who tried on makeup during break-in sentenced

By Laura McVicker August 13, 2012 7:36 p.m.

A Ridgefield couple was startled recently when they awoke to an intruder in their master bathroom. They were even more startled to discover he was wearing a bra and applying the woman’s mascara to his face. The intruder, Dustin Wayne Schroeder, 34, was sentenced Monday to five months in jail after pleading guilty to residential burglary. The burglary occurred July 10 at a home in the 20600 block of Northwest Krieger Road.

Washougal woman pleads guilty to 2011 arson

By Laura McVicker August 13, 2012 6:03 p.m.

A Washougal woman who set her house ablaze while facing a pending divorce and foreclosure in 2011 pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree arson.

Hough shooting may have gang links

By Patty Hastings and Laura McVicker August 13, 2012 10:36 p.m.

A man was shot multiple times just after midnight today, and police later surrounded and searched a house a block away.

Bail set at $25K for man accused of threatening candidate

By Laura McVicker August 10, 2012 6:10 p.m.

Bail was set this morning at $25,000 for a Vancouver man accused of threatening to kill a state Senate candidate.

Vancouver man arrested for allegedly sending threats to legislative candidate

By Laura McVicker August 9, 2012 7:24 p.m.

A Vancouver man has been arrested on suspicion of sending threatening emails to a legislative candidate.

Wulle not in talking mood day after election

By Laura McVicker August 8, 2012 8:16 p.m.

The morning after his stunning loss in the primary election, Clark County Superior Court Judge John Wulle was back at work, presiding over a child abuse trial.

Residents of condo development say trees bad for health

By Laura McVicker August 8, 2012 6 a.m.

Some people find the sprawling canopy of the London planes surrounding the Indian Hills Condominiums elegant.

Judge Wulle dealt stunning loss by Gregerson

By Laura McVicker August 8, 2012 6 a.m.

In a stunning result, embattled Clark County Superior Court Judge John Wulle lost his re-election bid Tuesday night, the first time a Clark County judge has been unseated in 37 years.

Judge Woolard easily defeats Townsend

By Laura McVicker August 8, 2012 6 a.m.

Clark County Superior Court Judge Diane Woolard easily defeated challenger Josephine Townsend on Tuesday, capturing nearly 63 percent of the votes to retain her seat.

Malinowski, Anderson lead utility race

By Laura McVicker August 8, 2012 6 a.m.

The crowd of seven candidates for a position on the Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners narrowed to two, with Jim Malinowski and Julia Anderson garnering the most votes, according to Tuesday's primary election results.

UPDATE: Ex-prosecutor resolves prostitution-related case

By Laura McVicker August 2, 2012 12:05 p.m.

A former Clark County deputy prosecutor who resigned last month has entered a diversion agreement to resolve a charge of attempting to patronize a prostitute.

Former PTA treasurer accused of embezzling nearly $15K

By Laura McVicker July 31, 2012 5:12 p.m.

The former treasurer of the parent-teacher association at Maple Grove primary and middle schools in Battle Ground is accused of embezzling nearly $15,000.

Former Bible camp counselor guilty of sex crimes

By Laura McVicker July 30, 2012 10:36 p.m.

After six years, a former Bible camp counselor’s child rape case in Clark County was resolved Monday with a conviction on 10 felony counts.

Vodka bottle attack suspect pleads not guilty

By Laura McVicker July 27, 2012 6 a.m.

A Vancouver man accused of attacking another man with a vodka bottle at the Value Motel pleaded not guilty Friday to first-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault.

Former deputy prosecutor linked to prostitutes

By Laura McVicker July 25, 2012 11:23 a.m.

A Clark County deputy prosecuting attorney who resigned last month was charged Tuesday with the attempted patronizing of a prostitute.