Stories by Laura
Women claim rape; he pleaded to guilty to misdemeanor
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.
Humane society's "Big and Beautiful" promo leads to quick adoptions
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.
Full-figured felines at Humane Society for Southwest Washington need homes
This election season, there's a different kind of fat cat dominating attention at the local animal shelter.
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.
Judge finds that he formed intent despite suffering traumatic brain injury
Alex Michael Smith suffered a traumatic brain injury eight days before he allegedly burned his family's house down in May 2011.
Judge calls her an 'outstanding person' who did bad thing
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.
Battle Ground residents want to finish school locally
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.
Campaign results in 1,600 arrests statewide
The results are in for Clark County's "Drive Hammered, Get Nailed" campaign targeting drunken drivers.
Wildfire expected to be fully contained today
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lacey man assaulted 15 year old during tournament
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.
Roger Bennett will preside over municipal court
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.
Vancouver man’s case was delayed by dispute over evidence
A former Bible camp counselor was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years in prison for sexually abusing two children he knew through church.
Vancouver woman gets busted for drive with stuffed animal
OK, so maybe it wasn't the best idea.
Fans of Japanese-style comics anime get decked out in elaborate costumes for annual event
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.
An attic fire damaged a house this morning in the Oakbrook neighborhood.
Four men charged in connection with a road-rage drive-by shooting have had a trial set for Oct. 15.
Judge rules Constance's rights weren't violated
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.
Young man forgoes law school for legal apprenticeship with Dad
Bennett Brandenburg is learning the family business.
Prosecutors have issued an attempted murder warrant for a Vancouver gang member accused of shooting a man early Saturday.
Attorneys, police voice support for him at conduct hearing
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.
He will pursue battered woman's syndrome defense in April trial of woman accused of bludgeoning husband
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.
A motorist drove a car through a tattoo parlor in east Vancouver this morning.
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.
A Vancouver man accused of sending threatening emails to a Senate candidate pleaded not guilty this morning to malicious harassment and cyberstalking.
Judge denies the prosecution further delay before a trial
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.
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.
Attorney asks for a week to review reports in the case
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.
Dorie Ingersoll's adult life has been marked by dates that are never far from her mind.
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.
Woman, boyfriend suspected in plot to rob man
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.
Victim of Hough neighborhood incident expected to survive
A judge set bail at $1 million for a Vancouver gang member accused of trying to gun down a teenager in the Hough neighborhood.
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.
She set fire to home while facing divorce, foreclosure
A Washougal woman who set her house ablaze while facing a pending divorce and foreclosure in 2011 pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree arson.
Victim recovering from wounds, suspect arrested
A man was shot multiple times just after midnight today, and police later surrounded and searched a house a block away.
Legislative hopeful reports email in response to mailers
Bail was set this morning at $25,000 for a Vancouver man accused of threatening to kill a state Senate candidate.
Senate hopeful Qutub received graphic emails
A Vancouver man has been arrested on suspicion of sending threatening emails to a legislative candidate.
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.
City law forbids removal
Some people find the sprawling canopy of the London planes surrounding the Indian Hills Condominiums elegant.
Challenger cruises to victory by 11 percentage points
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.
She collects nearly 63% of primary votes
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.
They're top two vote-getters out of 7, will face off in Nov.
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.
Diversion agreement includes counseling, community service
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.
Battle Ground woman pleads not guilty to 18 charges
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.
Clark County verdict follows federal conviction
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.
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.
A Clark County deputy prosecuting attorney who resigned last month was charged Tuesday with the attempted patronizing of a prostitute.