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Paris Achen

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Recent Stories

East Vancouver standoff suspect makes scene in court

By Paris Achen October 20, 2014 6:51 p.m.

A Vancouver man accused of holding a family member hostage and then barricading himself in his garage during a 15-hour standoff with police appeared in Clark County Superior Court today on suspicion of multiple crimes.

Guild challenges deputy firing in murder-suicide

By Paris Achen October 20, 2014 12:12 p.m.

The Clark County Deputy Sheriff's Guild has challenged the termination of a deputy who was fired in September for allegedly failing to respond to an incomplete 911 call last March from a Fargher Lake-area home. Three days after the call, the couple who lived at the home were found dead from a suspected murder-suicide.

Vancouver man accused of throwing, killing newborn son

By Paris Achen October 20, 2014 1:49 p.m.

A Vancouver man stands accused of killing his infant son by throwing him several feet onto a changing table because the child was being fussy.

Chickens with attitude show their stuff

By Paris Achen October 18, 2014 6:28 p.m.

Curly Joe may belong to the smallest chicken breed in the world, but he isn't shy about puffing up his chest, flapping his wings and letting out a shrill crow.

Prosecutor candidate Townsend changes course on pursuing fees

By Paris Achen October 15, 2014 8:37 p.m.

After agreeing in writing not to pursue $50,000 in attorney fees through a lien on a client's property, Josephine Townsend — candidate for Clark County prosecutor — did the opposite, public records show.

Trial set for Vancouver child rape suspect found in Cambodia

By Paris Achen October 15, 2014 3:25 p.m.

A Vancouver man accused of fleeing to Cambodia to avoid prosecution of child rape charges in Clark County is scheduled to be tried on the charges Jan. 12.

Police: Man set house on fire over cigarettes

By Paris Achen October 15, 2014 3:07 p.m.

A Vancouver man is accused of setting his mother's house on fire when she refused to buy him cigarettes.

Police: Man points gun at man's head outside bar in Vancouver

By Paris Achen October 14, 2014 10:12 a.m.

Joshua R. Richards, 36, of Vancouver is accused of pointing a handgun at the head of another man during an argument in a parking lot across the street from Selberg's Tavern in the city's Rose Village neighborhood.

Ariel man accused of vehicular assault in La Center

By Paris Achen October 13, 2014 6:02 p.m.

An Ariel man appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Monday on suspicion of operating a pickup truck while intoxicated and running over a passenger as she left the vehicle. The incident allegedly took place outside a home in La Center.

Lawsuits target local firm's former co-owner

By Paris Achen October 13, 2014 6 a.m.

A Vancouver man arrested this month on suspicion of embezzling more than $500,000 from a local electronics manufacturing service company also has been sued related to his business practices.

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