Crime spree suspect pleads not guilty to 7 charges

By Laura McVicker July 25, 2012 5:30 p.m.

A former bodybuilder accused of robbing two banks in a two-state crime spree last month pleaded not guilty Wednesday to seven charges.

Ex-prosecutor accused of soliciting prostitutes

By Laura McVicker July 24, 2012 5:35 p.m.

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

Man beaten with vodka bottle at Hazel Dell motel

By Laura McVicker July 20, 2012 6:55 p.m.

A Vancouver man accused of beating another man over the head between 25 and 30 times with a vodka bottle made his first appearance Friday morning on suspicion of attempted murder.

'Elmer Fudd' bank robber sentenced to 10.5 years

By Laura McVicker July 18, 2012 7:51 p.m.

Heroin addiction drove Daniel Teeples to hatch a well-orchestrated bank robbery spree last winter, authorities told a judge Wednesday.

Former Vancouver prosecutor challenges Woolard for judge

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

For the first time in 12 years, Clark County Superior Court Judge Diane Woolard has drawn a challenger: Vancouver's former city prosecutor, Josephine Townsend.

Judge Wulle falls in bar association's poll

By Laura McVicker July 16, 2012 6 a.m.

A majority of local lawyers polled do not support the re-election of Clark County Superior Court Judge John Wulle, whose courtroom behavior has drawn allegations from a state judicial board.

Candidates to be judge make cases

By Laura McVicker July 16, 2012 6 a.m.

The tables turned Monday for two Superior Court judges and judicial opponents as they faced a room full of lawyers and pleaded their case.

Judicial race strongly flavored by uproar over judge's style in court

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

With judicial conduct allegations hanging over his head, Clark County Superior Court Judge John Wulle is running to keep his seat against challenger David Gregerson, a private civil attorney.

Hammer attack suspect pleads not guilty  

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

A Vancouver woman accused of killing her husband with a hammer was found mentally competent to stand trial and pleaded not guilty Friday to a first-degree murder charge.

Oregon man pleads not guilty in Vancouver murder

By Laura McVicker July 5, 2012 6:01 p.m.

An Oregon man pleaded not guilty Thursday to a first-degree murder charge relating to the stabbing of a Vancouver resident.

Crime spree suspect to plead guilty to Portland charges

By Laura McVicker July 2, 2012 5:14 p.m.

A Vancouver man who allegedly led police on a wild 90-minute chase after committing two bank robberies is expected to plead guilty today to a charge in Multnomah County.

Lawyer charged with contempt

By Laura McVicker June 30, 2012 6 a.m.

A prominent lawyer faces federal civil contempt charges after he allegedly caused a mistrial in a discrimination lawsuit involving the city of Vancouver.

Vancouver man sentenced for stealing 26 guns

By Laura McVicker June 29, 2012 5:11 p.m.

A Vancouver man has been sentenced to six years and three months in federal prison for stealing 26 firearms from a gun store in 2010.

Warrant issued for one defendant in butt-slapping case

By Laura McVicker June 29, 2012 12:03 p.m.

A 16-year-old accused of brandishing a knife during a confrontation with a jogger was due in court Friday to face displaying a dangerous weapon and minor in possession of alcohol charges.

Crime spree suspect's wife seeks divorce, restraining order

By Laura McVicker June 27, 2012 6:07 p.m.

The wife of a Vancouver man accused of bank robbery, carjacking and hit-and-run in a wild chase last week is now seeking a divorce and a restraining order against him.

UPDATE: Vancouver jogger who tussled with teens to appear on ‘Today’

By Laura McVicker June 26, 2012 10:17 p.m.

Priscilla Dang, a Vancouver woman who fought off two teenagers who allegedly accosted her on a jog, will appear on NBC’s 'Today' morning show.

New police dogs show off their skills at K-9 commencement

By Laura McVicker June 25, 2012 6 a.m.

As soon as the police canine handler put on the "bite suit," Ike began howling.

Vancouver man gets 9 years for illegal gun possession

By Laura McVicker June 25, 2012 7:22 p.m.

A Vancouver man was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Dusty L. Bartlett, 37, also received three years of supervised release to be served after the nine-year term, as part of U.S. District Court Judge Benjamin Settle’s punishment.

Woman wants home for kids after sex horrors

By Laura McVicker June 22, 2012 6 a.m.

Cyndi Romine's life changed on vacation in the Philippines in 1989.

Jogger not one to run away from a fight

By Laura McVicker June 22, 2012 8:35 a.m.

Priscilla Dang was matter-of-fact in recounting her decision to fight off two teenagers who allegedly accosted her, one of whom swatted her butt, as she was jogging along the Padden Parkway path.

Crime spree suspect faces 7 felony charges

By Laura McVicker June 21, 2012 8:17 p.m.

Brent Woodall, the suspect in a Hazel Dell bank robbery who led police on a long, high-speed chase on Wednesday afternoon, has been charged with seven felony crimes.

Jogger not one to run away from a fight

By Laura McVicker June 21, 2012 11:37 p.m.

Priscilla Dang was matter-of-fact in recounting her decision to fight off two teenagers who allegedly accosted her, one of whom swatted her butt, as she was jogging along the Padden Parkway path.

Motorcyclist injured in morning crash

By Laura McVicker June 21, 2012 9:29 a.m.

A motorcyclist was seriously injured this morning in a crash in the Five Corners area.

Bank robbery suspect captured after crime spree

By Mark Bowder , Craig Brown , Eric Florip , Ray Legendre and Laura McVicker June 20, 2012 10:25 p.m.

A Hazel Dell bank robbery turned into a major crime spree Wednesday afternoon, engulfing local police agencies in high-speed chases through Hazel Dell, Vancouver and Salmon Creek before ending 90 minutes later in North Portland.

Murder suspect appears in court

By Laura McVicker June 20, 2012 5:35 p.m.

An Oregon man made his first appearance Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court in connection to the April stabbing death of a Vancouver man.

Vancouver man injured in I-205 rollover crash

By Laura McVicker June 20, 2012 8:35 a.m.

A Vancouver man was injured Tuesday night in a rollover crash on Interstate 205.

Jogger confronts teens after alleged butt-slapping

By Laura McVicker June 19, 2012 10:05 p.m.

A confrontation involving a knife ensued Friday afternoon after a woman jogger chased down two teenagers who she says accosted her on a run, allegedly slapping her on the buttocks.

Vader man arrested after allegedly hitting patrol car

By Laura McVicker June 18, 2012 9:51 p.m.

A 22-year-old Vader man was arrested Monday after the dirt bike he was riding struck a Washington State Patrol car and he rode off, the patrol said.

Man who died in Skamania County fall identified

By Laura McVicker June 18, 2012 9:46 p.m.

A man who died Sunday evening after falling 30 feet from Lower Falls Creek Trail in Skamania County has been identified as 65-year-old Thomas Bennett of West Linn, Ore., authorities said.

Mobilizing men to safeguard girls

By Laura McVicker June 16, 2012 6 a.m.

A father of three girls, Vancouver resident Tomas Perez was horrified when he read in the news two years ago about a La Center teen, Brianna, who narrowly escaped being trafficked for sex.

Man sentenced to 4.5 years for fatal hit and run

By Laura McVicker June 15, 2012 7:13 p.m.

A Vancouver man who crashed his Cadillac, then had his wife pick him up from the scene where his passenger lay mortally wounded, was sentenced Friday to four and a half years in prison for felony hit-and-run.

Police arrest 18 as part of major drug bust "Operation Spring Cleaning"

By Laura McVicker June 15, 2012 9:24 p.m.

Eighteen alleged drug dealers have been arrested in a massive Clark County drug bust called "Operation Spring Cleaning," authorities reported this morning.

Semi rolls over, spills 90,000 pounds of cardboard

By Laura McVicker June 15, 2012 11:11 a.m.

A tractor-trailer rig hauling 90,000 pounds of recycled cardboard overturned this morning on Highway 14 in western Skamania County, causing quite a mess, authorities said.

Judge Wulle's conduct hearing delayed

By Laura McVicker June 14, 2012 8:36 p.m.

A hearing conducted by a state judicial board to determine whether Clark County Superior Court Judge John Wulle violated codes of conduct has been delayed until August.

Judge orders mental evaluation for defendant in hammer killing

By Laura McVicker June 12, 2012 4:57 p.m.

The defense attorney for a Vancouver woman accused of bludgeoning her husband with a hammer requested a mental evaluation to determine whether she's fit to stand trial.

New child pornography law affects local case

By Laura McVicker June 11, 2012 6 a.m.

Viewing and distributing child pornography is a crime. But what if it's intended to defend a person at trial?

King's Way ex-coach sentenced to prison for sex with student

By Laura McVicker June 8, 2012 7:41 p.m.

A former King's Way Christian School assistant basketball coach was sentenced Friday to 20 months in prison for having a sexual relationship with a female student.

Oregon man charged in Vancouver resident's stabbing death

By Laura McVicker June 7, 2012 8:03 p.m.

An Oregon man implicated in the stabbing death of a Vancouver man outside his apartment in April -- whose body was later found near Mount Hood -- is being wanted by Clark County prosecutors on a first-degree murder charge.

Prosecutor: No charges in case of missing Washougal money

By Laura McVicker June 7, 2012 7:44 p.m.

Prosecutors hit the same snag as state auditors investigating missing revenue from city-sponsored events in Washougal: They have no evidence of what happened to more than $100,000 in 2008 and 2009.

C-Tran bus driver involved in fatality will not face charges

By Laura McVicker June 5, 2012 8:48 p.m.

Prosecutors said Tuesday they will not charge a C-Tran driver whose bus hit and killed a pedestrian in downtown Vancouver on Dec. 2.

Ridgefield teen accused of fatally stabbing dog to undergo mental evaluation

By Laura McVicker June 5, 2012 6:53 p.m.

A Ridgefield teen accused of stabbing and bludgeoning his family’s dog will undergo a mental health evaluation to determine whether he can assist in his own defense.

Experts: Locks not helpful for autistic kids

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

In light of a jury's decision to acquit a Vancouver couple of unlawful imprisonment for keeping two autistic boys behind a locked gate, autism experts have weighed in to say that restraint is not the best solution for special needs children -- but is a common one.

Washougal woman pleads guilty to theft of $9,000 from East County Little League

By Laura McVicker May 31, 2012 6 a.m.

A former president of East County Little League pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree theft for embezzling more than $9,000 from the league by writing checks to herself between 2009 and 2010.

Woman pleads guilty in hit-and-run case

By Laura McVicker May 31, 2012 6 a.m.

A Vancouver woman who helped her husband flee a crash that ultimately killed his passenger pleaded guilty Thursday to rendering criminal assistance and making a false statement to a public servant.

Prosecutor won't seek death penalty in 2011 slaying

By Laura McVicker May 31, 2012 6:54 p.m.

A Vancouver man who allegedly killed his girlfriend with a knife in May 2011 will not face the death penalty, Clark County’s prosecutor said Thursday.

Woman accused in fatal hammer beating appears in court

By Laura McVicker May 31, 2012 8:08 p.m.

Murder suspect Donna Rae Williams told authorities she bludgeoned her husband of 30 years approximately two weeks ago with a hammer because she was fed up with his domestic abuse, according to court documents.

Jury acquits couple in 'caged kids' trial

By Laura McVicker May 29, 2012 7:30 p.m.

Jury concludes that Vancouver couple were within their rights when they kept two autistic boys locked in a room for their safety.

Dealer gets 10 years for man's heroin overdose

By Laura McVicker May 29, 2012 6:21 p.m.

A Vancouver man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison -- the maximum punishment allowed under law -- for dealing a dose of heroin that killed 24-year-old Adam Hurd.

Horror of heroin descends on Clark County

By Laura McVicker May 24, 2012 6 a.m.

For Adam Hurd, the end came on what was supposed to be a happy day.

Defense begins in child-imprisonment trial

By Laura McVicker May 24, 2012 7:25 p.m.

The defense began calling witnesses Thursday morning in the trial of a Vancouver couple accused of imprisoning two autistic boys.