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.

Vancouver woman is Portland hotel homicide victim

By Mark Bowder December 27, 2014 4:23 p.m.

A Vancouver woman whose body was found in a Portland hotel Friday morning was the victim of a homicide, the Portland Police Bureau reported Saturday.

Community rallies to aid soon-to-be-displaced Courtyard Village residents

By Mark Bowder December 13, 2014 4:12 p.m.

A Vancouver personal trainer is organizing a fundraising run/walk to aid those being forced out of their homes at the Courtyard Village Apartments in Rose Village.

Neighbors rally to aid Vancouver family left homeless by fire

By Mark Bowder December 13, 2014 3:28 p.m.

Neighbors of a Vancouver family displaced by a fire Friday have started a fundraising drive on their behalf.

Fire burns house in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood

By Mark Bowder December 13, 2014 10:02 a.m.

Fire burned a home Friday night in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood.

Fire strikes apartment complex in east Vancouver

By Mark Bowder and Patty Hastings December 10, 2014 5:03 p.m.

The Vancouver Fire Department battled a fire this afternoon in a stairwell landing at an east Vancouver apartment complex.

Eight people displaced when fire strikes Hazel Dell mobile home

By Paris Achen and Mark Bowder December 10, 2014 3:06 p.m.

Three adults and five children were displaced late Tuesday when a fire started at a home in Hazel Dell.

Battle Ground girl injured in I-205 crash in Vancouver

By Mark Bowder November 21, 2014 10:19 p.m.

An 11-year-old Battle Ground girl was injured Friday in a collision in the southbound lanes of Interstate 205 north of Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Update: Missing mentally challenged Hazel Dell woman found safe

By Mark Bowder November 16, 2014 6:33 a.m.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office reported late Saturday that a mentally challenged woman who went missing Saturday afternoon in Hazel Dell has been found safe.

Fire damages house in Camas

By Mark Bowder November 13, 2014 9:52 p.m.

Fire damaged a house in Camas late Thursday night.

Police seek help finding missing Vancouver girl

By Mark Bowder November 1, 2014 11:39 a.m.

A VPD bulletin said Julianna Vara left the 1400 block of Northeast 86th Avenue in Vancouver wearing a short sleeved black T-shirt, blue jeans and black Keds shoes. She was carrying a black leather bag with her when she left.

Police at Vancouver crash scene nearly hit by car

By Mark Bowder November 1, 2014 11:33 a.m.

Emergency crews on the scene of a serious crash on Northeast 112th Avenue almost became victims themselves early Saturday morning when a car drove through traffic barricades protecting the scene, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Two reported dead in east Vancouver car crash

By Mark Bowder October 31, 2014 11:33 p.m.

Two people died late Friday when a vehicle crashed into a pole near the intersection of Northeast 136th Avenue and Fourth Street in Vancouver.

Trick or treaters critically hurt when hit by car

By Mark Bowder and Patty Hastings October 31, 2014 11:32 p.m.

Two 7-year-old girls and a 20-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries Friday when they were struck by a vehicle while trick-or-treating in east Vancouver, according to the Vancouver Police Deparment.

Fire damages house near Ridgefield

By Mark Bowder October 25, 2014 10:33 p.m.

The fire was reported shortly after 10 p.m. at 3403 N.W. 209th St., an 800-square foot single-story house built in 1945.

Drugs blamed in late-night rollover crash in Vancouver

By Mark Bowder October 11, 2014 3:13 p.m.

An Oregon woman will face a DUI charge as a result of a rollover crash that injured her and a passenger, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Warrant sweep nets 25 people in Vancouver

By Mark Bowder October 11, 2014 2:51 p.m.

A sweep by law enforcement officials Friday in Vancouver led to the arrest of 25 people, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Man sought in theft from vendor at Vancouver supermarket

By Mark Bowder September 27, 2014 3:11 p.m.

The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying a man who allegedly stole a wallet and personal items from a vendor working at grocery store.

Molten aluminum spills at Vancouver die casting business

By Mark Bowder September 26, 2014 1:51 p.m.

A report of a fire at a Fruit Valley neighborhood business early Friday morning turned out to be spill of hot liquid metal.

Man accused of robbery, ramming police car captured

By Mark Bowder and Emily Gillespie September 26, 2014 11:19 a.m.

Police on Friday arrested a man who allegedly robbed an east Vancouver convenience store, rammed a police car while fleeing in a vehicle and then prompted an hourslong search after evading police.

Crossover crash on Interstate 5 near Salem kills one

By Mark Bowder September 24, 2014 2:52 p.m.

A crossover accident on Interstate 5 in Oregon this morning claimed one life and backed up freeway traffic for hours.

Vancouver man injured in motorcycle crash

By Mark Bowder September 20, 2014 10:06 p.m.

A Vancouver man was injured Saturday when he was thrown from his motorcycle on state Highway 503 in Cowlitz County, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Fire damages house in Vancouver

By Mark Bowder September 20, 2014 4:18 p.m.

A fire damaged a home in Vancouver’s Fircrest neighborhood early Saturday afternoon.

Public's help sought in finding missing mentally disabled Portland man

By Mark Bowder September 19, 2014 9:41 p.m.

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a mentally disabled 42-year-old Portland man who went missing nearly two weeks ago.

Vancouver man dies, five others hurt, in morning crash

By Mark Bowder and Eric Florip August 16, 2014 6:09 p.m.

One person was killed and five others injured early Saturday in what the Washington State Patrol is calling an alcohol-involved rollover crash on Interstate 205.

Fire damages mobile home in Vancouver’s North Image neighborhood

By Mark Bowder July 31, 2014 9:37 p.m.

Fire damaged a mobile home Thursday night in the North Image neighborhood of Vancouver.

Three hurt, two cited in morning I-5 crash in Vancouver

By Mark Bowder July 29, 2014 5:27 p.m.

Three people were injured in a Tuesday morning crash on Interstate 5 in Vancouver, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Track worker critically injured at Washougal motocross event

By Mark Bowder and Paul Valencia July 26, 2014 8:04 p.m.

A track worker was critically injured Saturday morning when he was struck by a motorcycle that had gone off the track at the Washougal Motocross Park.

Man wounded in Vancouver officer-involved shooting

By Mark Bowder and Stevie Mathieu July 20, 2014 6:46 p.m.

A man who was allegedly threatening members of his family with a gun was shot by a police officer late Saturday night.

Afternoon fire damages Rose Village home

By Mark Bowder and Patty Hastings July 16, 2014 4:47 p.m.

Fire damaged a home in west Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood this afternoon, leaving it uninhabitable.

Missing rafters found after 3-hour search

By Mark Bowder July 12, 2014 7:29 a.m.

Rescuers searched the East Fork of the Lewis River on Friday after two boys went missing while rafting between Lewisville Park and Daybreak Park.

Attic fire damages Vancouver home

By Mark Bowder July 10, 2014 7:59 p.m.

An attic fire damaged a house in Vancouver on Thursday, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.

Vancouver man arrested in alleged domestic violence arson

By Mark Bowder June 14, 2014 4:33 p.m.

A Vancouver man reportedly in the midst of a break-up has been arrested in connection with a fire Friday at a home in Clark County’s Sunnyside neighborhood.

Vancouver man dies in Oregon commercial truck crash

By Mark Bowder June 12, 2014 9:35 p.m.

A Vancouver man was killed Thursday in a commercial truck crash in Oregon.

Fire damages cars, house in Brush Prairie neighborhood

By Mark Bowder and Patty Hastings June 11, 2014 7:08 p.m.

Fire destroyed two classic cars and gutted the garage of a home in Brush Prairie Wednesday afternoon.

Robber strikes Vancouver gas station

By Mark Bowder June 7, 2014 12:35 a.m.

A female robber held up a gas station on Northeast Andresen Road late Friday night, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Mielke, Madore appoint Ed Barnes as third county commissioner  

By Mark Bowder June 3, 2014 9:45 p.m.

Clark County commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke have selected retired labor leader Ed Barnes of Vancouver to be the third member of the Board of Clark County Commissioners.

Battle Ground woman remains hospitalized after crash

By Mark Bowder May 28, 2014 8:30 p.m.

A Battle Ground woman injured in a South Dakota car crash that killed her husband and infant daughter last week remained hospitalized late Tuesday.

Battle Ground woman remains hospitalized after tragic S.D. crash

By Mark Bowder May 28, 2014 7:04 a.m.

A Battle Ground woman injured in a South Dakota car crash that killed her husband and infant daughter last week remained hospitalized late Tuesday.

Remains of missing Battle Ground woman found

By Mark Bowder May 24, 2014 7:11 p.m.

The remains of a Battle Ground woman who went missing nearly a month ago have been located in an abandoned outbuilding in Salmon Creek, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Boil Water Notice lifted in Portland; city says water safe to drink

By Mark Bowder May 24, 2014 12:04 p.m.

The Portland Water Bureau lifted its Boil Water Notice on Saturday after follow-up tests showed no bacterial contamination of the city’s drinking water supply.

One dead in Saturday night crash in Battle Ground

By Mark Bowder May 10, 2014 10:48 p.m.

One person died Saturday in a traffic crash in Battle Ground, according to the Battle Ground Police Department.

Former HP employee accused of misusing corporate credit cards

By Mark Bowder April 24, 2014 10:17 p.m.

A Vancouver man was arrested Thursday for allegedly using corporate-issued credit cards to buy $150,000 in personal items, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Motorcycle rider critically hurt in SR 14 crash

By Mark Bowder April 20, 2014 8:22 a.m.

A Vancouver motorcycle rider was critically injured Saturday evening in a crash on state Highway 14 in east Vancouver, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Battle Ground garage fire stopped before it could spread

By Mark Bowder March 29, 2014 7:52 p.m.

Firefighters in Battle Ground stopped a garage fire before it could spread to the rest of the house, according to Clark County Fire & Rescue.

Motorcyclist killed in freeway crash north of Vancouver

By Mark Bowder March 22, 2014 9:43 p.m.

A motorcyclist was killed Saturday night in a crash on Interstate 5 north of Vancouver.

Police: Missing Molalla woman may have come to Vancouver

By Mark Bowder March 22, 2014 4:51 p.m.

Police in Molalla, Ore., reported Saturday that a 62-year-old woman who went missing last week may have gone to the Vancouver area.