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Paris Achen

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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.

Vancouver crime ring leader's sentence reduced

By Paris Achen November 19, 2014 6:10 p.m.

The sentence for Fred James Engh, who admitted to operating a multistate retail theft crime ring, was reduced Wednesday by two years because his attorney miscalculated the defendant's sentencing range.

Suspect in fatal hit and run expected to plead guilty

By Paris Achen November 18, 2014 5:56 p.m.

Life changes may be on the way for a man accused of killing two women in a hit-and-run collision in January on Vancouver Mall Drive.

Neighbors push city to clean up dilapidated, crime-ridden Water Works Park

By Paris Achen November 12, 2014 6 a.m.

Pepper Kim remembers a time about 20 years ago when she took her kids to play at Water Works Park in Vancouver's Central Park neighborhood.

Suspected wrong-way driver appears in court

By Paris Achen November 7, 2014 7:24 p.m.

A Camas man appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Friday on suspicion of causing a crash with two other vehicles by driving the wrong way in the westbound lanes of state Highway 14 and then attempting to flee on foot.

Acupuncturist released from jail

By Paris Achen November 7, 2014 7:23 p.m.

A Vancouver acupuncturist accused of raping a patient was expected to be released from the Clark County Jail on Friday after a judge reduced the amount of his bail.

Police: Teen tried to sell pot at Union

By Paris Achen November 7, 2014 7:21 p.m.

At least one of two teenagers caught with marijuana on the Union High School campus in Camas on Thursday was trying to deal the drug, according to court documents.

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