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Paris Achen

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Killer of Vancouver mother of 5 sentenced to 30 years

By Paris Achen November 25, 2014 5:42 p.m.

Sterling Robin-Scott Shaver's heart stopped on the operating table after he was stabbed 15 times while trying to keep a friend from killing a mother of five during a methamphetamine-fueled rampage last year in Vancouver's Sunnyside neighborhood.

Three accused of Hazel Dell motel room robbery

By Paris Achen November 25, 2014 11:51 a.m.

Two men and a juvenile male are accused of invading a Hazel Dell motel room early Monday and robbing four occupants while wielding knives.

Portland man gets 12-year sentence in shooting

By Paris Achen November 24, 2014 6:49 p.m.

A Portland man was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for shooting at his girlfriend of 11 years and two of her friends at a Vancouver apartment May 31. He reportedly shot at her because he suspected she was cheating on him. He drove another girlfriend's car to the crime scene.

Vancouver man arrested in Hazel Dell stabbing

By Paris Achen and Emily Gillespie November 24, 2014 11:43 a.m.

Clark County deputies arrested one of two suspects in a stabbing that occurred late Friday outside a Vancouver bar.

Serial robber gets five-year term

By Paris Achen November 21, 2014 8:23 p.m.

A Vancouver woman was sentenced Friday to more than five years in prison for a spate of commercial robberies this year.

Man is given five months for stealing 83-year-old's home

By Paris Achen November 21, 2014 8:21 p.m.

A Vancouver man was sentenced Friday to five months in jail for stealing a travel trailer that serves as home for an 83-year-old man.

Two Vancouver men get 38 years in 2013 robbery

By Paris Achen November 20, 2014 7:07 p.m.

Two Vancouver men with extensive criminal backgrounds were each sentenced Thursday to 38 years in prison for committing a home-invasion robbery Dec. 4 in an apartment in Vancouver's Sifton neighborhood. The two victims were tied up with cords and forced at gunpoint inside a bedroom closet.

Vancouver man pleads guilty in fatal 2013 stabbing

By Paris Achen November 20, 2014 6:36 p.m.

A 27-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to fatally stabbing a Vancouver woman, critically injuring a Woodland man and assaulting a police officer during a methamphetamine-fueled rampage in Vancouver's Sunnyside neighborhood last year.

Murder defendant's guilty plea falls through

By Paris Achen November 20, 2014 11:32 a.m.

The alleged gunman in a fatal shooting of a 43-year-old Hazel Dell man in 2012 is now accused of breaching a cooperation agreement with the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in which he would have received a sentence of 18 years in prison.

Oregon man sentenced in teen prostitution case

By Paris Achen November 19, 2014 6:13 p.m.

An Oregon City, Ore., man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison for having sex with a 14-year-old girl from Vancouver.

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