By Paris Achen February 22, 2015 6 a.m.
A Vancouver attorney has become the first person from Clark County to be appointed as a full-time magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court's Western District of Washington, according to a court spokesperson.
By Paris Achen February 17, 2015 12:33 p.m.
A Vancouver man is accused of pointing a shotgun at two men in a fit of road rage late Friday in the parking lot of an east Vancouver Fred Meyer store. He allegedly shoved the gun's barrel into the abdomen of one of the men.
By Paris Achen February 13, 2015 5:46 p.m.
A Vancouver man appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Friday on suspicion of kidnapping a couple whom he suspected of taking his cellphone.
Evergreen High School drama teacher Stephanie McCrea has pleaded not guilty to charges that she had sex with a 15-year-old student.
By Paris Achen February 9, 2015 8:14 p.m.
Three Clark County judicial appointee applicants offered their opinions Monday about the judiciary's role in addressing inequalities in the legal system, including a higher rate of the poor in the county jail and people who can't afford to hire an attorney.
By Paris Achen February 6, 2015 12:28 p.m.
The Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has dismissed two counts of witnessing tampering charges against the mother of motorist Brandon Smith who was sentenced Dec. 12 to more than eight years in prison for striking and killing two mothers in a crosswalk on Vancouver Mall Drive on Jan. 19, 2014, and then fleeing the scene.
By Paris Achen February 5, 2015 8:41 p.m.
Three men were sentenced Thursday to time they've already served in jail for having sex with two high school senior girls who were intoxicated at a party in Vancouver in March 2012. At the time of the men's arrest, the victims alleged that the men gang raped them, according to court papers.
By Paris Achen February 4, 2015 6 a.m.
Concerns about neglect and safety at Vancouver's Water Works Park have galvanized the city and four neighborhood associations to work together to clean up, drive out crime and organize family-friendly events at the 20-acre park.
By Paris Achen February 2, 2015 2:30 p.m.
Two alleged gang members appeared in Clark County Superior Court today in connection with multiple drive-by shootings in west Vancouver Friday.
By Paris Achen January 29, 2015 6:43 p.m.
A group of community members have donated money to hire a new lawyer to defend former Beaverton, Ore., police Officer Christopher Warren against a charge of raping a 5-year-old girl with a pencil.
By Paris Achen January 27, 2015 6 a.m.
Five lawyers, including two supervisors from the Clark County prosecutor's office, have applied to succeed Clark County Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson, who plans to retire at the end of March.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Paris Achen January 15, 2015 7:49 p.m.
A convicted sex offender is accused of assaulting a female mental health counselor Tuesday after barricading the door of her office in the Clark County Jail's medical unit.
By Paris Achen January 13, 2015 10:47 a.m.
A Camas High School custodian and assistant softball coach pleaded not guilty today to 18 criminal charges connected with accusations that he inappropriately touched 18 female students.
By Paris Achen January 12, 2015 7:57 p.m.
Clark County Jail and court staff were seeing double last week when identical twin sisters were arrested within days of each other — and both gave the same name.
By Paris Achen January 12, 2015 7:25 p.m.
An Oregon man who bought the home of anti-government activist David Darby at a tax lien auction in October is asking a judge to force Darby to vacate the property in Amboy.
By Paris Achen January 11, 2015 6 a.m.
La Center's Tina Asburry loyally shopped at the Nordstrom at the Westfield Vancouver mall for three decades, until the store closed Saturday. Two to three times per week, she went shopping at the store on her way home from working at the Clark County Clerk's Office.
By Paris Achen January 9, 2015 7:43 p.m.
A Vancouver woman is accused of stealing more than $60,000 from an 85-year-old man for whom she served as a caregiver.
By Paris Achen January 9, 2015 11:46 a.m.
A transient who goes by “Peanut” and his suspected accomplice pleaded not guilty Friday to attempted murder and other crimes connected with an interrupted residential burglary and shootout Christmas Eve in Amboy.
A Bellevue man faces charges for the death of a Vancouver woman found in a Portland hotel room last month.
By Paris Achen January 8, 2015 8:18 p.m.
The Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office will not file child pornography charges against a former Boy Scout leader and substitute teacher in favor of federal prosecution.
By Paris Achen January 8, 2015 8:13 p.m.
An 18-year-old Vancouver man was sentenced Thursday to 60 days in jail and more than $256,000 in restitution for causing a fireworks-related blaze that destroyed a Felida home July 5.