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Paris Achen

courts reporter

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Driver gets max in June 7 fatal hit-run

By Paris Achen December 19, 2014 9:47 p.m.

Jennifer Wade and the "love of her life," Greg Thorkildson, were holding hands, laughing and having a great time when they met Wade's sister for dinner June 7 at a local restaurant.

Vancouver man allegedly hit neighbor’s daughter, friends with baseball bat

By Paris Achen December 19, 2014 6:36 p.m.

A Vancouver man who allegedly feuded with a neighbor stands accused of striking her daughter and two of her friends with a baseball bat.

Vancouver man accused in child porn case

By Paris Achen December 19, 2014 6:34 p.m.

A Vancouver man is accused of possessing and dealing child pornography on a peer-to-peer file sharing network.

Man arraigned in fatal hit-and-run of worker

By Paris Achen December 19, 2014 2:19 p.m.

A driver suspected of striking and killing a worker on a Clark County litter crew, then driving away, pleaded not guilty Friday to vehicular homicide and felony hit and run.

Man in court in I-205 injury hit-and-run

By Paris Achen December 18, 2014 7:12 p.m.

Joshua C. Frahm, 28, appeared in Clark County Superior Court today on suspicion of two counts of vehicular assault, a count of felony hit and run and a count of filing a false report.

Johnson, Clark County's first woman judge, to retire

By Paris Achen December 17, 2014 7:58 p.m.

The first woman ever appointed to the Clark County Superior Court bench plans to retire in March.

Vancouver man's vehicular homicide sentence corrected

By Paris Achen December 17, 2014 6:06 p.m.

A Vancouver man who admitted to recklessly causing the deaths of Raisa Mosh, 45, and her friend, Irina Gardinant, 28, in a hit-and-run collision Jan. 19 will have to serve 18 months of community supervision instead of 12 months after he is released from prison.

Local entrepreneur gets 8 years in global drug plot

By Paris Achen December 17, 2014 6:04 p.m.

Former Vancouver entrepreneur Ryan A. "Bo" Scott was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in federal prison for leading a plot to distribute more than $5 million of synthetic designer drugs around the world, according to a press release by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Driver in Van Mall double-fatality hit-and-run gets 8½ years

By Paris Achen December 12, 2014 6:57 p.m.

Driver in a fatal hit-and-run collision that killed two mothers in a crosswalk on Vancouver Mall Drive is sentenced to 8½ years in prison.

Former foster dad pleads guilty to child porn charge

By Paris Achen December 11, 2014 6:16 p.m.

A former foster father pleaded guilty Thursday to filming a minor without the minor’s knowledge while the minor was masturbating in a bedroom.

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