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Suspect allegedly brandished a gun
A disgruntled Camas man who confronted a city employee with a gun Monday evening appeared today in Clark County Superior Court.
A Yacolt man appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of kidnapping a man Saturday near Orchards Park in a ploy to recover some stolen marijuana.
A California woman who bilked a Vancouver technology start-up business owner and his lender out of $2 million in an advance-fee scheme was sentenced Monday in federal court in Portland to 41 months in prison.
Designed to denote threat level, be practical, save money
Each weekday morning, custody officers escort jail inmates, handcuffed together in a colorful human chain, into the Clark County Courthouse.
A former Partners in Careers employee has accused the Vancouver nonprofit's executive director of unlawful termination and discriminatory remarks about the employee's Muslim faith and Bosnian accent.
Jurors found Dennis Wolter guilty of the first-degree aggravated murder of his estranged girlfriend Kori Fredericksen.
Prosecution makes case for first-degree murder; defense says defendant brain damaged
Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Tony Golik clutched a kitchen knife with a bent blade as he faced the jury. The knife was one of five Dennis Wolter used a to kill his estranged girlfriend, Kori Fredericksen, in May 2011, Golik said during closing arguments Wednesday in Wolter's murder trial.
The state Department of Health has suspended the nursing license of Longview resident Ivan Pedersen, who was accused of sexually assaulting another nurse in Vancouver in December 2012 while she was unconscious from a drug overdose.
Prosecution, defense question neuropsychologist
Prosecution and defense attorneys this morning continued exhaustive questioning of a prosecution neuropsychologist in an attempt to rebut each other over whether murder defendant Dennis Wolter had the capacity to premeditate the slaying of his girlfriend, Kori Fredericksen, in May 2011.
May 31 incident is allegedly gang-related
A 23-year-old man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court to charges related to an allegedly gang-related stabbing May 31 at an apartment on Bridge Street in Vancouver.
He rebuts defense, says Wolter capable of forming intent
A neuropsychologist testified Monday in Clark County Superior Court that murder defendant Dennis Wolter doesn't have brain damage that would have impaired his ability to premeditate the May 2011 murder of his girlfriend, Kori Fredericksen.
Prosecution will make its rebuttal on Monday
The defense rested Thursday in the trial of Dennis Wolter, accused of stabbing his estranged girlfriend to death in May 2011.
Troy Fisher was convicted in April
The sentencing of a Brush Prairie man convicted in April of his father’s murder has been postponed until July.
Man reportedly fled during arrest in La Center, was later found asleep in stranger's home
Shane S. Chandra, 18, of Vancouver faces escape and trespass charges for eluding officers and sleeping at strangers' homes in La Center.
Christopher Warren, who lives in Vancouver, free on bail
A Beaverton, Ore., police officer pleaded not guilty to a child rape charge this morning in Clark County Superior Court.
Vancouver man on trial in estranged girlfriend's stabbing death
Murder suspect Dennis Wolter's public school records showed signs of fetal alcohol syndrome as early as kindergarten, a defense expert testified today.
Testimony focuses on the defendant's ability to form intent
In the high-stakes murder trial of Dennis Wolter, the defense went all in Tuesday with expert testimony from a psychiatrist who said the 43-year-old has a medical condition that may prevent him from being able to premeditate. Then, Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Tony Golik raised his bet on winning a conviction in the case.
Neuropsychologist says defendant shows signs of fetal alcohol syndrome
A friend of murder defendant Dennis Wolter testified today that victim Kori Fredericksen threatened to kill her in late May 2011 after Fredericksen received an eviction notice from Wolter’s landlord.
Community celebrates itself and its past with a day of hometown-style events: parade, carnival, food, games
Many things have changed since Hockinson established its first school in 1870 in east Clark County. But one thing that's remained the same is a strong sense of community.
State's case concludes with recorded jail calls
After six days of testimony, the prosecution rested today in the aggravated murder trial of Vancouver resident Dennis Wolter, who's accused of killing his estranged girlfriend, Kori Fredericksen, with a knife in May 2011.
Vancouver man on trial for aggravated first-degree murder
In an encounter with an old friend at the Clark County Jail, Dennis Wolter allegedly confessed that he killed his girlfriend, Kori Fredericksen, in May 2011 because she "narced him out."
Vancouver man on trial for May 2011 slaying
The relationship between murder suspect Dennis Wolter and his girlfriend, Kori Fredericksen, soured about a month after she and her young son with moved into his house in Vancouver, according to her sister.
A Vancouver woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to stealing from her blind son in 2011.
One juror excused after out-of-court conversation
In a handwritten note found in Kori Fredericksen’s purse after she was slain, Dennis Wolter promised “never (to) touch or hurt Kori abusively as long (as) she is with me.”
Vancouver man on trial in stabbing death of his girlfriend
After Dennis Wolter was found covered in blood on May 26, 2011, he maintained during a nearly two-hour interrogation at the Camas Police Station that the blood belonged to his injured black Lab dog, Charlie.
Vancouver man faced child molestation accusations in 2010
Beaverton police Officer Christopher R. Warren, 33, appeared in Clark County Superior Court today on accusations he raped a 5-year-old relative. Oregon prosecutors declined to charge him with child molestation in a separate case in 2010.
Woman was stabbed multiple times, her body dumped
Camas police Officer Stefan Hausinger thought he was about to write just another routine speeding ticket in the early morning hours of May 26, 2011, when he pulled over Dennis Wolter, who was driving a blue Dodge pickup on Southeast Evergreen Highway.
Trio used taxi as a getaway car
A 22-year-old Vancouver man who, along with two accomplices, used a taxi as a getaway car was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for the April 11 robbery of the Salmon Creek branch of iQ Credit Union.
Two Vancouver men and a woman have pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to a variety of crimes related to the April 11 robbery of the Salmon Creek iQ Credit Union.
Vitaliy Yaremkiv, 25, of Vancouver pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to conspiracy to traffick counterfeit goods. He sold counterfeit airbags online to mostly independent garages.
Robert A. Luyster, 31, his brother, Brent. W. Luyster, 32, and Donald H. McElfish, 62, appeared today in Clark County Superior Court on accusations of a hate crime against black patrons and their friends March 18 at Vancouver's QuarterDeck Bar.
Bail set at $250,000, half of what prosecutor asked
Sergio J. Leon, 21, and Aaron B. Davey, 24, both of Vancouver, are accused of unlawfully imprisoning and raping a woman on Thursday.
Police say he led shoplifting ring
A Vancouver man known for volunteering has been accused of knowingly selling nearly $700,000 in stolen gift cards over a three-year period.
He is being held on $20,000 bail
A 47-year-old Vancouver man appeared today in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of viewing, possessing and dealing child porn.
Man, 62, has reportedly been unemployed for a decade
A 62-year-old bank robbery suspect inadvertently revealed his identity to police by using a pay slip with his name and address for his robbery note, court records say.
Retiree plucks them from trees after they get stuck
Perched more than 30 feet high in a red maple tree, Tom Croley lowers a squirming canvas bag down a rope to the safety of Jake Bennett's arms.
Civil settlement doesn't vindicate mother of accusations she stole blind son's debit card
Hazel E. Trent of Vancouver thought her legal troubles were over when a celebrity judge ordered her in an episode of CBS' "Swift Justice with Jackie Glass" to pay her blind son $5,000 for allegedly stealing his debit card and spending his money without his permission.
Suzan Clark has already filed to run for job in November
Clark County's newest Superior Court judge will be sworn into office on May 31.
Vancouver police conduct seven-month investigation
A man and woman face charges of prostituting a 14-year-old girl in Vancouver, ending a seven-month investigation by the Vancouver Police Department.
Ex-Ridgefield resident used Vancouver building to get loan
A former Ridgefield man pleaded guilty Monday in Portland to multiple crimes related to a September 2008 sham refinancing of an office building in Vancouver, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Arraignment set for Friday
A 38-year-old man appeared today in Clark County Superior Court on accusations he robbed the Grand Central Fred Meyer store in Vancouver and stabbed a security guard on Saturday.
Prosecutor needs more time to review evidence
Brian Murray, accused of felony reckless burning in an April 30 fire that destroyed his parents home, won't be charged at this time. Prosecutor says he needs more time to review evidence before reaching a decision. Charges are still possible.
Suzan Clark will succeed Diane Woolard on Superior Court
Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed the president of the Clark County Bar Association to succeed retired Judge Diane Woolard on the county's Superior Court bench.
Prosecutor won't decide until Monday whether to charge Brian Murray, 19, with felony reckless burning related to the Monday fire at his parents' house in Camas.
His sentencing is June 6
Troy Fisher of Brush Prairie will continue to represent himself in the sentencing phase of his murder conviction. He was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder of his dad, Edward "Bud" Fisher.
Delay will allow prosecutors to decide on criminal charges
A Clark County judge Friday delayed a civil lawsuit against a former union worker accused of sabotaging operations at United Grain Corp. during a labor dispute in December.
Shooter and another accomplice already serving time
The driver and another accomplice have pleaded guilty and been sentenced for an Aug. 16 road-rage shooting near Fort Vancouver High School. Two others are already serving prison terms.
19-year-old son of homeowners was allegedly burning bank papers
A 19-year-old Army recruit, injured and displaced Monday by a fire at his parents' Camas home, may be charged with felony reckless burn for allegedly starting the fire while trying to destroy bank documents.
Two males were assaulted, robbed
A Legacy High School senior appeared Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court on accusations he participated in a gang assault and robbery of two male victims.
Her Facebook page says baby is due in fall
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, and her husband are expecting a baby, according to her Facebook page.