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Paris Achen

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U.S. District Court judge chosen from Clark County

By Paris Achen February 22, 2015 6 a.m.

A Vancouver attorney has become the first person from Clark County to be appointed as a full-time magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court's Western District of Washington, according to a court spokesperson.

Man jailed in child-porn case

By Paris Achen February 20, 2015 8:53 p.m.

A Vancouver man is accused of having and viewing child pornography involving young girls.

Clark County mock trial teams progress to state

By Paris Achen February 20, 2015 11:13 a.m.

Teams from at least two Clark County high schools are eligible to compete in the state mock trial tournament in Olympia in March after winning in the annual district competition earlier this week.

Driver who killed teacher in new trouble

By Paris Achen February 19, 2015 5:43 p.m.

A Vancouver man who went to prison for the 2009 hit-and-run death of a popular Hudson's Bay High School teacher is wanted on a warrant for allegedly jumping bail on his latest criminal charge.

Police: Man pointed gun in road rage incident

By Paris Achen February 17, 2015 12:33 p.m.

A Vancouver man is accused of pointing a shotgun at two men in a fit of road rage late Friday in the parking lot of an east Vancouver Fred Meyer store. He allegedly shoved the gun's barrel into the abdomen of one of the men.

Vancouver man accused of kidnapping couple over missing phone

By Paris Achen February 13, 2015 5:46 p.m.

A Vancouver man appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Friday on suspicion of kidnapping a couple whom he suspected of taking his cellphone.

Teen accused of armed robbery at Vancouver store

By Paris Achen February 13, 2015 10:44 a.m.

A Vancouver teen has been arrested in connection with a gang-related armed robbery last month at an east Vancouver convenience store.

Portland woman enters plea in robbery attempts

By Paris Achen February 12, 2015 5:56 p.m.

A Portland woman pleaded guilty Thursday to charges related to a 30-minute spree of attempted gas station robberies in August.

Evergreen teacher accused of child rape pleads not guilty

By Paris Achen and Emily Gillespie February 11, 2015 9:24 a.m.

Evergreen High School drama teacher Stephanie McCrea has pleaded not guilty to charges that she had sex with a 15-year-old student.

Lawsuit filed on behalf of injured teen gymnast

By Paris Achen February 10, 2015 6:11 p.m.

A court-appointed representative has sued Evergreen Public Schools on behalf of a 15-year-old girl who was seriously injured in a fall during a Mountain View High School gymnastics practice last month.

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