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Paris Achen

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Camas lawyer named to Superior Court

By Paris Achen January 23, 2015 9:34 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed civil lawyer Derek Vanderwood as Clark County's next Superior Court judge.

Clark County deputy prosecutor gets probation for DUI

By Paris Achen January 22, 2015 7:43 p.m.

A senior deputy prosecutor in Clark County's Major Crimes unit has been sentenced to 15 days of electronic home monitoring and five years of probation for drunken driving.

Former Skyview coach pleads guilty in Md. child sex case

By Paris Achen January 22, 2015 10:55 a.m.

A former Skyview High School baseball coach and teacher pleaded guilty today to sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy at a home where he stayed while playing minor league baseball in Maryland in 1998.

Suspect in interrupted Vancouver burglary appears in court

By Paris Achen January 21, 2015 7:43 p.m.

A 24-year-old man appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Wednesday in connection with an interrupted burglary in east Vancouver.

Suspect arrested in Vancouver bank robbery

By Paris Achen January 21, 2015 7:42 p.m.

An Oregon man has been arrested in connection with a robbery Jan. 12 at a U.S. Bank branch inside a Vancouver Fred Meyer store.

Man arraigned in homicide of Vancouver escort

By Paris Achen January 20, 2015 6:28 p.m.

A Bellevue man was arraigned Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court on charges connected with the homicide of a Vancouver escort whose body was found inside a Portland hotel last month.

Vancouver man in court in alleged drive-by shooting

By Paris Achen January 20, 2015 6:27 p.m.

A Vancouver man appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Tuesday in connection with an alleged drive-by shooting that occurred Jan. 16 in Battle Ground.

House bill addresses mandatory long sentences

By Paris Achen January 20, 2015 6 a.m.

A state House bill would give judges more discretion in sentencing defendants convicted of felonies involving firearms. The bill's introduction comes after a Snohomish man with no prior felony history was sentenced to some 45 years in prison in October for serving as an unarmed lookout during a home-invasion robbery in Ridgefield.

Jail to issue body alarms after attack by inmate

By Paris Achen January 18, 2015 6 a.m.

Clark County plans to start issuing body alarms to certain professionals working inside the jail as part of its response to an inmate attack Tuesday on a female mental health counselor.

Jail inmate charged with escape

By Paris Achen January 16, 2015 8:22 p.m.

A Clark County Jail inmate faces another charge after he allegedly slipped away from a corrections deputy last week and ran down four floors of the county courthouse stairs while still wearing arm and leg shackles.

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