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Paris Achen

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Man ruled OK to stand trial in house fire

By Paris Achen July 25, 2014 8:38 p.m.

A Vancouver man accused of setting fire to a house he shared with his former boyfriend is competent to stand trial on a charge of first-degree arson, a judge ordered Thursday.

Mother appears in court in case of missing girl

By Paris Achen July 24, 2014 8:52 p.m.

A Vancouver woman appeared in Clark County Superior Court Thursday in connection with the disappearance of her 4-year-old daughter Saturday after a confrontation with the girl’s father.

Battle Ground man appears in court in wrong-way crash

By Paris Achen July 24, 2014 8:51 p.m.

A Battle Ground man appeared in Clark County Superior Court Thursday on suspicion of vehicular assault in connection with a wrong-way crash on state Highway 14 early Wednesday.

Vancouver musician gets 4 years in fraud case

By Paris Achen July 24, 2014 8:50 p.m.

A Vancouver musician and record producer was sentenced Tuesday to nearly four years in prison for luring investors to phony music projects in a series of wire fraud schemes.

Arraignment delayed in motorcylist's death

By Paris Achen July 24, 2014 8:47 p.m.

The arraignment of an Amboy woman accused of killing a motorcyclist while driving under the influence of drugs was delayed Thursday because the woman hadn't retained an attorney.

Teenager suspected of setting two fires

By Paris Achen July 22, 2014 8:48 p.m.

An Orchards man appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Tuesday in connection with at least two grass fires.

Suspect in officer-involved shooting appears in court

By Paris Achen July 22, 2014 11:54 a.m.

A man who was shot by police when he allegedly threatened members of his family with a gun appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree domestic violence assault and felony harassment.

Teen in fireworks case released to parents

By Paris Achen July 18, 2014 9:10 p.m.

A Vancouver teenager was released to his parents Friday after appearing in Clark County Juvenile Court in connection with a July 5 fireworks fire that destroyed a Felida home.

Ex-treasurer gets 15 months for theft from union council, having child porn

By Paris Achen July 18, 2014 8:24 p.m.

A former treasurer of the American Federation of Government Employees National Veterans Affairs Council 249 was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison for stealing more than $45,000 from the organization and for having multiple images of child pornography on his computer.

County courthouse going digital

By Paris Achen July 17, 2014 7:55 p.m.

Empty shelves and empty cardboard files line the aisles of the family law section of the Clark County Clerk's Office. The barren aisles are perhaps the most visible sign of the office's shift toward creating a paperless courthouse.

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