Fire damages home in Vancouver's Ellsworth Springs neighborhood

By Mark Bowder July 10, 2015 8:47 p.m.

Fire damaged a house Friday night in Vancouver's Ellsworth Springs neighborhood.

Man drowns in Columbia River

By Mark Bowder July 10, 2015 9:44 p.m.

A search of the Columbia River for a man who drowned near Frenchman’s Bar Park continued into Friday night.

Fire burns 8 to 10 acres near Andresen Road and Padden Parkway

By Mark Bowder and Patty Hastings July 4, 2015 9:22 p.m.

A fire in a wetland area near Andresen Road and Northeast 78th Street, which was allegedly sparked by a burning thistle pod, torched 8 to 10 acres and led to people leaving their homes and a nearby church.

Fire destroys two mobile homes in Vancouver

By Mark Bowder and Patty Hastings July 4, 2015 9:48 p.m.

Fire destroyed two mobile homes Saturday afternoon in Vancouver, prompting pleas from fire officials for extreme caution with cigarettes, fireworks and other sources of fire.

Forest fire burning in wilderness west of Mount Adams

By Mark Bowder July 4, 2015 6:05 p.m.

A wildfire is burning on the west flank of Mount Adams, in the Mount Adams Wilderness of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Fire damages duplex in Vancouver

By Mark Bowder and Patty Hastings July 1, 2015 7:44 p.m.

Fire damaged a duplex in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood late Wednesday afternoon.

Man, 29, drowns at Lewisville Park

By Mark Bowder June 27, 2015 8:02 p.m.

A 29-year-old man on an outing with his family died Saturday in a drowning incident in the East Fork of the Lewis River north of Battle Ground, according to Clark County Fire & Rescue.

Police capture carjacking suspect in Vancouver

By Mark Bowder and Patty Hastings June 25, 2015 9:58 p.m.

Law enforcement officials converged on Vancouver's Lincoln neighborhood following a high-speed pursuit of an armed carjacking suspect.

Three killed, three injured in head-on crash in Skamania County

By Mark Bowder June 20, 2015 10:35 p.m.

Three people were killed and three others injured Saturday night in a head-on crash on state Highway 14 in Skamania County, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Vancouver woman hospitalized after motorcycle, car collide

By Mark Bowder June 19, 2015 10:14 p.m.

A Vancouver woman was hospitalized Friday when a car and motorcycle collided on state Highway 500 at Northeast 112th Avenue, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Five arrested in Vancouver drug raid

By Mark Bowder June 18, 2015 8:33 p.m.

Five people were arrested Thursday in a drug raid at a home in Vancouver’s Burnt Bridge Creek neighborhood, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Two Clark County residents aid in boy's rescue from Cowlitz River

By Mark Bowder June 18, 2015 9:02 p.m.

Two Clark County residents helped rescue a 5-year-old boy who had slipped off his inner tube Thursday in the Cowlitz River just downstream from Castle Rock, according to the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office.

Motorcyclist crashes on remote road, not found until next day

By Mark Bowder June 6, 2015 10:39 p.m.

A Stevenson man who crashed his motorcycle on a remote forest road late Thursday afternoon lay injured over an embankment until he was found by a passer-by the next day, according to the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office.

Fire damages Salmon Creek mobile home

By Mark Bowder May 30, 2015 10:15 p.m.

Fire damaged a mobile home late Saturday night in Salmon Creek.

West Vancouver families displaced by fire

By Mark Bowder May 30, 2015 9:11 p.m.

Fire damaged a duplex in Vancouver’s Fruit Valley neighborhood Saturday, displacing six people, according to the American Red Cross.

Six escape serious injury in fiery Vancouver crash

By Mark Bowder May 30, 2015 10:03 p.m.

Six people escaped serious injury Saturday in a near head-on crash in east Vancouver, police reported.

Children who ran away from Vancouver apartment complex found safe

By Mark Bowder May 24, 2015 6:47 a.m.

The three children who reportedly ran away from an east Vancouver apartment complex Saturday afternoon have been found safe, police said.

Man wounded in Vancouver shooting

By Mark Bowder May 23, 2015 11:18 a.m.

A man was shot late Friday night in Vancouver but is expected to survive his injuries, the Vancouver Police Department reported.

Police locate boy who had been target of search

By Mark Bowder May 22, 2015 11:24 p.m.

Vancouver police sought the public’s assistance Friday as it investigated a report that a young boy had ridden his bicycle away from a school playground with a man he did not know.

Police investigate Shumway flag vandalism reports

By Mark Bowder May 16, 2015 10:08 p.m.

Vancouver police are investigating reports that a vandal burned and attempted to burn flags hanging on homes in the Shumway neighborhood.

Vancouver woman hurt in crash on Interstate 5 Bridge

By Mark Bowder May 2, 2015 8:13 p.m.

A Vancouver woman was injured in a crash on the Interstate 5 Bridge that snarled southbound freeway traffic Saturday afternoon.

Two Vancouver motorcyclists injured by hit-and-run driver

By Mark Bowder May 2, 2015 8:45 p.m.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit-and-run crash that injured two Vancouver men.

Raids lead to arrest, recovery of more than $50,000 in stolen goods

By Mark Bowder April 25, 2015 8:02 p.m.

Investigators recovered more than $50,000 worth of stolen property in warrant searches Thursday and Friday, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Boy, 5, hurt in Washougal hit-run crash; driver arrested

By Mark Bowder April 24, 2015 9:51 p.m.

A Washougal woman was arrested Friday in connection with a hit-and-run crash that injured a 5-year-old boy, according to the Washougal Police Department.

Kidnapping suspect leads officers on high-speed, bi-state chase

By Mark Bowder April 4, 2015 9:07 p.m.

A kidnapping suspect led authorities on a high-speed chase Saturday from Clark County into Portland that ended in a car crash that injured him and two police officers.

Woman rescued after car plunges over embankment near Stevenson

By Mark Bowder April 4, 2015 8:45 p.m.

A woman had to be cut from the wreckage of a car that plunged over a 40-foot embankment near Stevenson on Saturday.

Battle Ground woman dies from injuries suffered in Thursday crash

By Mark Bowder April 4, 2015 10:10 a.m.

A Battle Ground woman died Friday night from injuries suffered Thursday in a three-car crash on state Highway 503, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Woodland toddler, 1, dies in drowning incident

By Mark Bowder April 3, 2015 10:11 p.m.

A Woodland toddler died in a drowning incident Friday evening, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

After 'Idol,' some idle time, finally  

By Mark Bowder and Patty Hastings April 3, 2015 9:51 p.m.

PORTLAND — On Daniel Seavey's 16th birthday Thursday, dozens of friends and family sang "Happy Birthday" and barraged him with hugs.

Friends, fans, family welcome Daniel Seavey home from 'American Idol' journey

By Mark Bowder and Patty Hastings April 2, 2015 11:41 p.m.

Friends, fans and family members greeted Daniel Seavey of Vancouver at Portland International Airport late Thursday after his return from his time on "American Idol."

Larch inmate dead of apparent suicide

By Mark Bowder March 28, 2015 9:42 p.m.

An inmate at Larch Corrections Center died Saturday in what officials are describing as an apparent suicide.

Nearly 20 held after raids at Vancouver apartment complex, house

By Mark Bowder March 27, 2015 9:06 p.m.

A three-month investigation into alleged criminal activity at an apartment complex and neighboring house in Vancouver’s Maplewood neighborhood has led to the arrest of nearly 20 people, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Man surrenders after 9.5-hour standoff with SWAT team

By Mark Bowder , Patty Hastings and Susan Parrish March 27, 2015 10:35 p.m.

A Vancouver man who allegedly threatened firefighters with a firearm barricaded himself in his house for 9½ hours on Friday before surrendering to SWAT officers shortly before 10 p.m.

Reckless motorcyclist brought to heel by K9 officer in Vancouver

By Mark Bowder March 21, 2015 11:21 a.m.

A reckless motorcyclist trying to give deputies the slip was reportedly brought to heel Friday night by Jango, a Clark County Sheriff’s Office K9 officer.

Fire did more than $600,000 damage to Yacolt-area home

By Mark Bowder March 14, 2015 5:25 p.m.

Fire did more than $600,000 damage to the structure and contents of a house near Yacolt on Friday, according to Clark County Fire District 10.

Fire burning house near Yacolt

By Mark Bowder March 13, 2015 9:11 p.m.

Fire crews are on the scene of a fully involved house fire in a rural area near Yacolt.

Daniel Seavey makes it to Top 11 on 'American Idol'  

By Mark Bowder March 12, 2015 9:36 p.m.

Vancouver's Daniel Seavey passed through another round of elimination Thursday in this year's season of "American Idol" on Fox.

Four hurt, two critically, in high-speed Vancouver crash

By Mark Bowder and Patty Hastings March 7, 2015 10:16 a.m.

Four people were injured Friday night in a high-speed crash on the Saint Johns on-ramp to state Highway 500.

Sheriff's K9 subdues wanted man in Hazel Dell

By Mark Bowder March 5, 2015 10:17 p.m.

A Clark County Sheriff’s Office K9 subdued a wanted man Thursday evening in Hazel Dell, according to the CCSO.

Camas girl, 3, hospitalized after fall from second-story window

By Mark Bowder February 21, 2015 10:17 p.m.

A 3-year-old Camas girl was hospitalized Saturday after falling from a second story window, according to the Camas Police Department.

Motorcycle rider dies in crash near Battle Ground

By Mark Bowder February 21, 2015 3:27 p.m.

A motorcyclist died in a traffic collision Saturday morning northwest of Battle Ground, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Shooting report at southeast Vancouver home proves unfounded

By Mark Bowder February 21, 2015 8:50 a.m.

A man was taken for a mental health evaluation Friday after summoning police to what he said was the scene of a shooting in southeast Vancouver.

Three Portland-area men held after shooting in downtown Vancouver

By Mark Bowder February 21, 2015 1:37 p.m.

Three Portland-area men were arrested after a shooting this morning in downtown Vancouver, according to do the Vancouver Police Department.

Man fatally injured while trying to cross Highway 99 in Hazel Dell

By Mark Bowder February 7, 2015 10:02 p.m.

A man was killed Saturday evening when he was struck by a pickup truck while attempting to cross Highway 99 in Hazel Dell, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Light smoke prompts fire call to Truman elementary

By Mark Bowder , Craig Brown , Justin Runquist and Tom Vogt February 4, 2015 11:42 a.m.

A report of light smoke and an electrical odor brought Vancouver firefighters to Truman Elementary School around 11:20 a.m. today.

Two arrested as gang task force investigates Vancouver shooting

By Mark Bowder January 31, 2015 9:36 a.m.

Two people have been arrested on assault charges as a gang task force continues its investigation into a shooting Friday in the Fourth Plain Village neighborhood of Vancouver.

Fire damages house in Vancouver's Northwest neighborhood

By Mark Bowder January 29, 2015 6:47 p.m.

Fire damaged a house Thursday night in Vancouver’s Northwest neighborhood.

Portland TV station website shuts down reader comments

By Mark Bowder January 29, 2015 4:56 p.m.

The website for Portland television station KOIN-TV turned off its comment boards this week, saying “it’s time to be honest about what comment boards have morphed into over the years.”

Fire badly damages Rose Village home

By Mark Bowder and Emily Gillespie January 14, 2015 1:29 p.m.

A two-alarm fire heavily damaged a house Wednesday in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood.

Gas prices break $2 barrier in Clark County

By Mark Bowder January 10, 2015 5:17 p.m.

Collapsing oil prices have led to large drops in gasoline prices nationwide.