Fire damages home in Vancouver's Harney Heights neighborhood

By Mark Bowder and Tom Vogt December 21, 2013 9:13 p.m.

Fire damaged a house Saturday in the Harney Heights neighborhood of Vancouver, according to emergency radio traffic.

Freezing fog prompts school delays, closures

By Mark Bowder and Erik Hidle December 11, 2013 12:21 p.m.

Dense freezing fog has prompted school closures and delays throughout Clark County.

Motorist trapped upside-down when SUV slides off icy road

By Mark Bowder December 10, 2013 12:06 p.m.

A motorist was unhurt but trapped upside-down in her SUV after the vehicle went off an icy road east of Battle Ground this morning.

Abducted infant found safe; mother arrested in case

By Mark Bowder December 7, 2013 4:14 p.m.

A 5-month-old boy allegedly abducted by his parents from Child Protective Services was found unharmed on Saturday, according to the Vancouver Police Department. The child's mother was placed under arrest.

Driver who crashed into slough found alive, then arrested

By Mark Bowder December 7, 2013 3:17 p.m.

Divers searching for the body of a man whose pickup crashed in a slough in Woodland on Friday were surprised this morning when the man's brother arrived and told them he was alive and well in a house nearby.

Fire destroys outbuilding north of Battle Ground

By Mark Bowder November 23, 2013 5:56 p.m.

Firefighters faced exploding propane tanks and exploding ammunition when a barn caught fire north of Battle Ground late Saturday afternoon.

Police release new photos of bomb-claiming robber

By Mark Bowder November 23, 2013 10:31 a.m.

The Vancouver Police Department has released three new surveillance photos showing the man wanted for the robbery of two smoking accessory shops this month.

Warehouse floor collapses, triggers hazmat call

By Mark Bowder , Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings November 19, 2013 8:09 p.m.

A Vancouver warehouse building was heavily damaged Tuesday when a floor gave way under a heavy load of lead and collapsed onto chemicals stored below. Only one person was hurt due to chemical exposure.

Two hurt in evening accidents on Vancouver freeway

By Mark Bowder November 15, 2013 9:02 p.m.

Two people were injured Friday in two accidents in heavy eastbound traffic on state Highway 14 in Vancouver, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Juvenile arrested in connection with Rose Village stabbing

By Mark Bowder November 9, 2013 8:26 p.m.

Vancouver police made an arrest Saturday in a disturbance Friday that sent a 32-year-old man to the hospital with a stab wound.

Motorcyclist hurt in Highway 99 crash

By Mark Bowder November 9, 2013 7:06 p.m.

A motorcyclist was injured Saturday in a crash with a car on Highway 99 in Vancouver, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Robber of Vancouver shop claimed to be armed with bomb

By Mark Bowder November 1, 2013 9:38 p.m.

The robbery occurred about 9 p.m. at Mary Jane’s House of Glass, 212 N.E. 164th Ave. The robber reportedly told store employees that he was wearing an explosive device.

Attic fire damages house in Camas

By Mark Bowder October 19, 2013 8:55 p.m.

An attic fire damaged a home in Camas on Saturday.

Fire damages house near Ridgefield

By Mark Bowder October 19, 2013 8:41 p.m.

Fire damaged a house on Northeast 179th Street in Ridgefield on Saturday.

Oregon murder suspect arrested in Vancouver

By Mark Bowder October 19, 2013 2:59 p.m.

A 41-year-old Oregon man suspected in an Oct. 10 killing was arrested Saturday morning in Vancouver, according to law enforcement officials in Jackson County, Ore.

Two hurt when pickup overturns on Highway 14 in Vancouver

By Mark Bowder October 19, 2013 11:04 a.m.

Two people were injured early Saturday when a pickup overturned on state Highway 14 in Vancouver, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Daylong search fails to find sign of missing Portland hiker

By Mark Bowder October 5, 2013 8:34 p.m.

Skamania County officials suspended their search for a missing Portland man Saturday evening after a daylong effort failed to turn up any sign of the man.

One critically hurt in ATV crash on Larch Mountain

By Mark Bowder October 5, 2013 9:04 a.m.

One person was critically injured early Saturday morning when his ATV crashed on Larch Mountain in far eastern Clark County.

Volunteers get upper hand on mobile home fire near La Center

By Mark Bowder October 3, 2013 7:13 p.m.

Volunteers responding to the 4:52 p.m. arrived to find a double wide mobile home at 33305 N.E. 102nd Ave. fully involved in flame. With limited staff, they quickly set up a defensive approach that stopped the fire's advance.

UPDATE: Flood advisory issued this evening for Clark County

By Mark Bowder September 28, 2013 6:21 p.m.

Blustery winds riding in with an oncoming storm system have caused downed branches and scattered power outages throughout Clark County.

One killed, two hospitalized in early-morning stabbing

By Mark Bowder and Emily Gillespie September 28, 2013 8:54 p.m.

One person was killed and another injured in a stabbing at a house in Vancouver early Saturday.

Man arrested after hourslong police standoff in Vancouver

By Mark Bowder September 28, 2013 9:26 p.m.

A report of a suicidal man in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood brought an hourslong police response that ended with the arrest of the man, police reported early Saturday.

Demo derby car crashes through barrier, injures audience

By Mark Bowder September 21, 2013 4:36 p.m.

Two people were transported to a hospital Saturday after they were struck by a car that went out of control during a demolition derby on Northeast 239th Street near Ridgefield.

Fire destroys Orchards-area mobile home

By Mark Bowder September 21, 2013 10:34 a.m.

The fire was reported about 8:15 p.m in a mobile home in Sifton Gardens Mobile Estates, 5900 N.E. 131st Ave., south of Fourth Plain Road.

Early-morning robber targets Woodland motel

By Mark Bowder September 14, 2013 8:44 p.m.

A man wielding a gun and claiming to be carrying a bomb robbed a motel in Woodland early Saturday morning, according to the Woodland Police Department.

Monday vigil planned in Vancouver to protest U.S. intervention in Syria

By Mark Bowder September 7, 2013 9:25 p.m.

Local opponents of U.S. military intervention in Syria are planning a “flashlight vigil” on at 7 p.m. Monday in Esther Short Park.

Two hurt when motorcycle, van collide

By Mark Bowder September 7, 2013 9:15 p.m.

Two Vancouver residents were injured Saturday when a motorcycle and van collided on a cloverleaf on Interstate 205, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Camas residents escape serious injury when struck by wrong-way driver

By Mark Bowder September 7, 2013 10:46 a.m.

Two Camas residents escaped serious injury Friday night when their car was struck head-on by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge.

Vancouver City Council hosts community picnic

By Mark Bowder August 24, 2013 6 a.m.

The Vancouver City Council will not meet at City Hall next week.

Quakes near Mount St. Helens called nonvolcanic

By Mark Bowder August 24, 2013 1:16 a.m.

Three earthquakes rattled an area northwest of Mount St. Helens on Friday, continuing what geologists say is a mini-swarm of earthquakes not related to the nearby volcano.

Mini-earthquake swarm continues near Mount St. Helens

By Mark Bowder August 23, 2013 6:53 p.m.

Three earthquakes rattled an area northwest of Mount St. Helens on Friday, continuing what geologists say is a mini-swarm of earthquakes not related to the nearby volcano.

Two burned in Brush Prairie barbecue accident

By Mark Bowder August 10, 2013 6:22 p.m.

Two men were burned Saturday in a barbecue accident in Brush Prairie, according to Fire District 3.

Forecasters: Mountain thunderstorms may spread into lowlands today

By Mark Bowder August 10, 2013 2:50 p.m.

The National Weather Service is advising that more showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop over much of Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon this afternoon and linger until early Sunday.

Vancouver man identified as victim in fatal Portland crash

By Mark Bowder August 10, 2013 11:19 a.m.

A Vancouver man was killed Friday in freeway crash on Interstate 5 in Portland, according to information made public Saturday.

Five to hospital after four-car crash on I-205 in Vancouver

By Mark Bowder August 3, 2013 7:59 p.m.

A Vancouver man will face vehicular assault charges after a four-vehicle crash late Friday that sent five people to the hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Bicyclist hospitalized after crashing into Vancouver truck driver's trailer

By Mark Bowder July 27, 2013 8:29 p.m.

A Portland bicyclist was seriously injured Saturday near Milwaukie, Ore., after he crashed into a Vancouver truck driver's tractor-trailer rig at a stop light, according to the Oregon State Police.

UPDATE: Two-alarm fire damages house in northeast Vancouver

By Mark Bowder and Erin Middlewood July 20, 2013 8:47 p.m.

A two-alarm fire heavily damaged a house on Northeast 72nd Avenue in Vancouver late Saturday afternoon.

Idaho man hurt when car strikes deer on I-205 in Vancouver

By Mark Bowder July 20, 2013 10:47 a.m.

An Idaho man was injured early Saturday when his car struck a deer on Interstate 205 in Vancouver, according to the Washington State Patrol.

One hurt when truck goes off Lucia Falls Road

By Mark Bowder July 6, 2013 9:40 p.m.

One person was injured Saturday afternoon when a pickup went off Lucia Falls Road near Northeast 215th Avenue near Yacolt.

Vancouver man arrested after police pursuit in Portland

By Mark Bowder July 6, 2013 9:39 p.m.

A Vancouver man was arrested late Friday in Portland after a high-speed pursuit that ended with a crash on Interstate 5 on Hayden Island, police said Saturday.

Columbia Gorge fire now 40-percent contained

By Mark Bowder July 4, 2013 7:56 p.m.

Firefighters are getting the upper hand on a wildfire that has burned about 100 acres just west of the Klickitat County community of Lyle.

Vancouver hit-run getaway ends when car catches fire

By Mark Bowder July 3, 2013 10:25 p.m.

A hit-and-run driver's getaway was foiled Wednesday night when his damaged car caught fire and burned in Brush Prairie.

Teen injured in fall from Camas-area rope swing

By Mark Bowder June 22, 2013 8:38 p.m.

A 13-year-old boy suffered head injuries Friday after falling from a rope swing over a creek in Camas, the Camas-Washougal Fire Department reported.

Travel trailer burns north of Battle Ground

By Mark Bowder June 21, 2013 10:01 p.m.

Firefighters battled a burning travel trailer north of Battle Ground.

Family of boaters rescued from East Fork Lewis River

By Mark Bowder June 1, 2013 6:59 p.m.

A family of five was rescued Saturday after their raft ran into trouble on the East Fork Lewis River, according to Clark County Fire & Rescue.

Three teens hurt when SUV overturns near Yacolt

By Mark Bowder May 25, 2013 9:24 p.m.

Three teenagers were injured — one suffered a broken back — after the SUV in which they were riding went off a road near Yacolt late Friday night and overturned, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Small earthquake rattles northeast Clark County

By Mark Bowder May 25, 2013 8:42 p.m.

A small earthquake rattled northeast Clark County on Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no reports of damage.

Freeway bridge collapses into Skagit River; no fatalities

By Mark Bowder May 23, 2013 10:27 p.m.

Authorities say there were no fatalities when the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River near Mount Vernon collapsed Thursday evening, dumping vehicles and people into the water below.

Fire damages house in east Vancouver

By Mark Bowder May 18, 2013 7:53 p.m.

The fire was reported at 4:53 p.m. to a house at 13822 S.E. 36th St. Units arriving on scene from Vancouver Fire Department Station 9 reported flames coming from the house’s garage.

Vancouver woman hurt in single-car crash

By Mark Bowder May 18, 2013 6:43 p.m.

A Vancouver woman was injured Saturday in a single-car accident on the state Highway 14 ramp to northbound Interstate 205, the WSP reported.