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Paris Achen

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Recent Stories

Camas woman found competent in fatal hit-run case

By Paris Achen April 17, 2014 7:13 p.m.

A Camas woman has been found mentally competent to stand trial for the hit-and-run death of a 65-year-old man who was using a walker to cross Mill Plain Boulevard in October.

Three agents arrested in fugitive recovery operation gone wrong

By Paris Achen April 17, 2014 6:26 p.m.

Two bail bond recovery agents and a former bail agent are facing criminal charges for forcibly entering a Vancouver home late March 20 and handcuffing at least two occupants who were inside.

Man gets 22 months for high-speed chase

By Paris Achen April 16, 2014 7:09 p.m.

A Vancouver man was sentenced Wednesday to 22 months in prison for a crime spree Feb. 19 that ended with a high-speed police pursuit from Salmon Creek to west Vancouver’s Uptown Village.

Vancouver woman gets 10 years for trying to kill then-husband

By Paris Achen April 16, 2014 6:01 p.m.

A Vancouver woman was sentenced Wednesday to more than 10 years in prison for attempting to shoot her then-husband to death while he was lying in bed.

Former jail inmate sues county

By Paris Achen April 16, 2014 7:02 p.m.

A former Clark County Jail inmate has sued the county for failing to provide adequate accommodations for his hearing disability.

Man charged with attempted murder in Rose Village attack

By Paris Achen April 16, 2014 11:11 a.m.

A man accused of a racially motivated attack in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood April 6 has been charged with attempted murder.

Man may stand trial in Battle Ground library fires

By Paris Achen April 15, 2014 12:05 p.m.

A 19-year-old man has been found mentally competent to stand trial on allegations he started two fires in the Battle Ground Community Library.

Man gets more than two years for attempted stabbing

By Paris Achen April 14, 2014 9:59 p.m.

A Vancouver man was sentenced Monday to 2½ years in prison for attempting to stab a man he found in his bed with his girlfriend.

Vancouver priest faces luring allegation

By Paris Achen April 11, 2014 4:48 p.m.

A Catholic priest is accused of luring a 14-year-old girl as she was walking home from school through Vancouver’s Image neighborhood.

Sheriff's Office: Woman struck ex-boyfriend with car

By Paris Achen April 11, 2014 7:11 p.m.

A 19-year-old Vancouver woman faces a first-degree assault charge after allegedly striking her ex-boyfriend with her car outside a party in Brush Prairie.

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