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One additional person critically injured
One person died and a second was critically injured Wednesday when an aircraft crashed while attempting to land at Pearson Field after experiencing mechanical problems.
CAMAS -- Families can enjoy free movies and popcorn at 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Camas Public Library as part of the summer reading program. The library is located at 625 N.E. Fourth Avenue in Camas. For details call 360-834-4692.
Alert neighbor calls 911; no people or pets found inside
Fire damaged a manufactured home Saturday afternoon at the Oak Meadows Mobile Home Park in Camas, according to East County Fire & Rescue.
Wild afternoon filled with crashes, carjackings, high-speed pursuit
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.
A woman was injured Wednesday when her SUV was involved in a crash with a car towing a boat west on Highway 14 in Vancouver, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.
The crash occurred about 2 p.m. where 78th passes below Interstate 5, snarling traffic for about an hour, said Clark County Sheriff's Sgt. Alex Schoening.
The incident occurred about 3:15 p.m. on an inaccessible stretch of the river, which flows into the Columbia via Drano Lake east of Carson.
A man suffered facial burns Saturday in cooking fire at a home in Yacolt, according to Fire District 13.
A vacuum cleaner fire caused $25,000 in smoke damage Friday at an apartment in Vancouver, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.
The accident was reported shortly before 10 p.m., near the intersection of Northeast 172nd Avenue and Ward Road.
A Vancouver man was found dead Friday night after his car went off Northeast 117th Avenue just south of Padden Parkway, according to the WSP.
Rain totals of 0.86 inches at airport, 1.4 inches in Vancouver Heights
Stormy weather made an encore performance Saturday, bringing less lightning but more rain in a path from Yale Lake through Vancouver.
Interruption caused by errant squirrel, utility says
Clark Public Utilities is investigating a power outage affecting more than 2,000 customers in Cascade Park and Orchards.
A Washougal man was critically injured Saturday when he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle on a highway near Grand Ronde, Ore., according to the Oregon State Police. He died later Saturday.
A Wednesday home invasion robbery at a house in Brush Prairie led to the discovery that residents had allegedly turned the house into an illegal marijuana dispensary, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
Fire destroyed a barn Saturday in a rural area east of Battle Ground, according to Fire District 3.
Two units left uninhabitable after blaze; no injuries reported
Two units were left uninhabitable after the blaze, leaving eight to nine people homeless. No injuries were reported.
VANCOUVER — Hundreds of volunteers are needed to spruce up downtown Vancouver during Vancouver’s Downtown Association’s sixth annual Downtown Spring Clean Up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12.
The fire was reported about 10:25 p.m. at 9307 N.E. 52nd Ave. Firefighters arriving on scene reported a small amount of black smoke coming from the second story.
Best Buy will close its remaining big box store in Vancouver as part of a companywide move to close 50 stores in the United States.
Law enforcement officers converged on a Camas neighborhood Friday night looking for a man wanted on weapons charges.
Rescuers rig system of ropes to retrieve him
A man, 43, was seriously injured Saturday when he fell off a cliff while walking through dark woods near Lewisville Highway, according to Clark County Fire & Rescue.
The former Riverside Bowling Alley in Camas went up in flames Saturday as part of a training exercise put on by the Camas Fire Department.
Police responded to a reported armed robbery at a market in the Orchards Marketplace shopping center near the intersection of state Highway 500 and Fourth Plain Boulevard.
Vancouver man held on suspicion of first-degree murder
A 19-year-old Vancouver man has been arrested in connection with the death of a Vancouver man whose body was found Friday near Vancouver Lake, past the end of the roadway of Erwin O. Rieger Memorial Highway.
Vancouver man held on suspicion of first-degree murder
A Vancouver man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder Saturday after he allegedly shot another man during an early-morning altercation over noise in the parking lot of an east Vancouver apartment complex, according to the Vancouver Police Department.
Teen drivers among 3 sent to hospital for minor injuries
Three people were injured Saturday in a two-car crash in Camas, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Two people were injured Saturday, one critically, in a head-on collision on state Highway 500 west of Camas, according to the Washington State Patrol.
A dog inadvertently started a fire that destroyed a house early Saturday morning in Vancouver’s Sunnyside neighborhood, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.
House fire far from hydrants draws multiple crews hauling water tanks
Fire crews from four agencies battled a house fire in rural Camas on Saturday evening.
A woman tried to rob a Papa Murphy’s Pizza store in Orchards on Saturday, but walked out empty-handed when the clerk said no, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
The fire at 2020 S.E. 105th Court was reported at 8:48 p.m. Crews arrived about eight minutes later to find the structure fully involved in flame.
A disabled Vancouver woman is hoping someone will spot her stolen car and call 911. The burgundy 1997 Nissan Altima was stolen from the woman’s driveway in the Rose Village neighborhood between 12:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on New Year’s Day.
Rescuers administer CPR before transporting boy, 13, to hospital
A 13-year-old boy collapsed and stopped breathing during basketball practice late Tuesday afternoon at La Center Middle School.
The National Weather Service warned of areas of locally dense fog, and possibly freezing fog, in Southwest Washington and Oregon's Willamette Valley on Saturday morning.
The Vancouver Police Department is seeking assistance in locating two autistic adults who have been reported missing.
The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in efforts to find a woman who has been missing she went out Christmas shopping Sunday.
Crash ends a 2 a.m. chase that may have topped 100 mph
A Clark County man suspected of drunken driving was hurt Saturday after he crashed his vehicle while allegedly trying to flee authorities at high speed, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
Passers-by roused a teenage girl from sleep Tuesday, allowing her to escape a fire that damaged her family’s home in the Andresen neighborhood, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.
$175,000 worth of methamphetamine found in secret compartment
A routine traffic stop in Oregon on Friday led to the discovery of about 10 pounds of high quality methamphetamine in a hidden compartment and the arrest of a Vancouver man on drug charges, according to the Oregon State Police.
Fire heavily damaged an abandoned house in Vancouver’s Ogden neighborhood Saturday evening, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.
Crews responding to the 9:51 p.m. incident at Malibu’s, 115 E. Seventh St., used another extinguisher to finish off the fire.
A Vancouver couple wanted for allegedly hitting two police officers with a car while fleeing arrest last month were taken into custody early Saturday by sheriff’s deputies, bail recovery agents and a K9 team from Battle Ground, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
Woman 8 months pregnant listed in satisfactory condition
Two Vancouver residents — including a woman who is eight months pregnant — were taken to the hospital Friday after a rear-end crash on Interstate 205, according to the Washington State Patrol. A WSP bulletin said Theresa Spoeneman, 28, a passenger in a car driven by Scott A. Spoeneman, 32, complained of lower abdominal pain after the 4:21 p.m. crash and was taken by ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.
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The crash was reported about 2:42 p.m. near the intersection of Northeast 142nd Avenue and 249th Street.
It’s something many of us do without a second thought: punch in your phone number at the check stand for your supermarket membership program. A discount’s a discount, right?
Fire consumed a home at 38507 N.E. 124th Ave. in Amboy on Saturday.
A man suffered minor burns Saturday while attempting to put out a fire that damaged a house in Brush Prairie, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.
Vancouver reports a 90-degree temperature reading for the first time since Aug. 2010.