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She was in vehicle with gang member accused in shooting
Connie C. Gadberry, 20, has admitted participating in an August gang-related shooting in Vancouver.
Vancouver woman died of overdose March 5
A Washougal man appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of dealing a dose of heroin March 5 that killed a Vancouver woman.
She receives 25 years in prison, seeks forgiveness
A Vancouver woman who bludgeoned her husband of 33 years to death with a hammer in May was sentenced Thursday in Clark County Superior Court to 25 years in prison.
Vancouver resident injured stepson during May 2012 altercation
A Clackamas County, Ore., sheriff's patrol sergeant pleaded guilty Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court to assaulting his 23-year-old stepson last year.
City commissioned study to guide hiring of a new police chief
A report by the International City Management Association Center for Public Safety Management finds Vancouver Police Department is understaffed and "deeply divided" by a series of staff and budget reductions and chronic changes in leadership over the past several years.
Clark County Superior Court Judge John Nichols ruled that Stanley A. Gebarowski is competent to stand trial in the the plot to kidnap his ex-wife and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Charged with attempted murder, he remains in jail
A 30-year-old man pleaded not guilty today in Clark County Superior Court to a possibly gang-related shooting Jan. 26 at downtown Vancouver's EconoLodge.
Money will pay to establish program
Clark County is one of four places across the nation that has received a grant to help harness the power of research showing that caring adults can make a difference helping youth turn away from a life of crime.
Altercation at apartment complex led to fatal shooting
A Vancouver man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the March 3, 2012, shooting death of a neighbor at his Cascade Park apartment complex.
Prosecutor's office determines they were in fear for their lives
Three law enforcement officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the Jan. 18 shooting of fugitive Jesse France Jr. at an apartment complex in Vancouver’s Ogden neighborhood. Vancouver police Detective Spencer Harris, Department of Corrections Officer Brian Ford and Deputy Marshal Vincent Byford were in fear for their lives and justified in firing at the 29-year-old convict, according to the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
He allegedly violated court order to not contact his wife
A Clackamas County sheriff's patrol sergeant, who was charged last May with assaulting his wife and stepson at their Orchards home, is back in jail, this time without bail, on suspicion of violating a court order not to contact his wife and tampering with a witness.
Reports differ on men's interaction before attack at Cascade Park Starbucks
The arraignment of a 55-year-old suspect in the stabbing of two people March 11 in a Starbucks coffee shop drive-thru in Vancouver's Cascade Park was postponed Friday because of concerns about his mental competency.
Judge taken aback by leniency of plea deal; evidence issues cited
The former manager of El Rancho Viejo was sentenced Thursday to nine days in jail, with credit for nine days served, for conspiracy to deal methamphetamine out of the Vancouver restaurant.
Garvison violated community service requirement of probation
Former Skamania County Auditor John Michael Garvison was ordered Thursday to spend three consecutive weekends in jail for violating probation terms related to his conviction of shredding public documents while in office.
8 of 9 candidates to replace judge speak to bar association
Eight out of nine applicants seeking to succeed Clark County Superior Court Judge Diane Woolard made their pitches for support Wednesday to the Clark County Bar Association.
Writing on bathroom wall prompted daylong evacuation of campus last month
Luke M. Love, 18, of Battle Ground appeared today in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of writing a bomb threat on a bathroom wall at Battle Ground High School.
Vancouver parents Sandra and Jeffrey Weller were sentenced to 20 and 21 years in prison, respectively, on Wednesday for imprisoning, starving and beating their adopted twins.
Vancouver teen faces vehicular homicide, other charges in friend's death
Friends of a Vancouver teenager, accused of hit-and-run and vehicular homicide in the March 5 death of his best friend, say that Yuriy V. Tasmaly, 18, left the crash scene that day to seek help.
After being open to public scrutiny for the past 35 years, most juvenile offender records would be sealed under a bill passed unanimously March 6 in the state House and now under consideration in the Senate.
Field of candidates grows to nine
Louis Byrd Jr. of Vancouver and James Gilligan of Centralia bring the pool of choices for Clark County Superior Court judge up to nine.
Richard L. Walsh, 47, appeared today in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of possessing or dealing more than 7,000 images of child porn.
Two more attorneys apply for chance to replace Diane Woolard
Two more candidates have joined the pack seeking to succeed retiring Judge Diane Woolard on the Clark County Superior Court bench.
A number of neighborhood business were vandalized
A 14-year-old boy who went on a vandalism spree in December and January through the Lincoln neighborhood was sentenced to 17 to 36 weeks in detention.
His efforts to salvage barge led to $22 million cleanup operation
An Ellensburg man was sentenced Monday to four months in prison for the botched salvage of a barge that spilled oil into the Columbia River near Camas. Bret A. Simpson, 53, owner of Principle Metals, pleaded guilty in July 2012 to illegally discharging oil in late 2010 and early 2011 from the Davy Crockett barge and failing to report it to authorities. The crimes spawned a 10-month, $22 million oil cleanup and salvage operation,paid for by taxpayers.
Drug addict fled across state lines after thefts
A former bodybuilder was sentenced today in Clark County Superior Court to more than nine years in prison for a bistate crime spree June 20 that included two bank robberies, a high-speed chase and carjackings.
Former Washougal cop accused of punching mentally ill man in car
A former Washougal police officer was tried Thursday in Clark County District Court on an accusation he repeatedly punched a mentally ill man restrained in the back of his patrol car in July.
Hector M. Hernandez-Hernandez, 36, and Alberto Bernal-Rodriguez, 43, both of Vancouver, are among 13 defendants charged today with conspiracy to traffic large quantities of drugs from Mexico to Washington.
He may face jail time for not completing community service requirements
A hearing for a former Skamania County auditor accused of violating terms of his probation has been delayed until March 21.
A 30-year-old man appeared today in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of a possibly gang-related attempted murder of a man who was shot in the head Jan. 26 at downtown Vancouver's Econo Lodge.
Undiagnosed condition cited in suicide try, hoax
Bethany Storro has been accused of being an attention seeker, a racist and a scam artist. She purposefully damaged her face with drain cleaner in 2010 and then concocted a story about being attacked by a nonexistent black woman. Then, she accepted thousands of dollars in donations from people in the community who believed her story.
Affidavit says he made statements about "his willingness to die for Islam"
A 55-year-old suspect in the stabbing of two people in a Starbucks coffee shop drive-thru at one of the busiest intersections in Clark County may have been motivated by religious extremism, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Deal enabled him to plead guilty to just one charge
An Oregon man who led police on a 12-mile, high-speed chase Feb. 27 between Fairview, Ore., and Vancouver was sentenced in Clark County Superior Court on Monday to 60 days in jail for taking a motor vehicle without permission.
Former Skamania County official failed to fulfill probation terms
A former Skamania County auditor, who pleaded guilty to shredding public documents, may face jail time for failing to complete the community service hours required under his probation.
Alleged driver for shooting is charged as an accomplice
A Vancouver man pleaded not guilty Friday in Clark County Superior Court to being an accomplice in a drive-by shooting Jan. 26 in Orchards.
A 23-year-old Vancouver man, who is linked with a local murder suspect, pleaded guilty Friday to burglarizing a Battle Ground home Sept. 24 and trafficking stolen property.
A 20-year-old Battle Ground man pleaded not guilty today to a charge of vehicular homicide of a 17-year-old Woodland girl, who died in a Nov. 23 traffic collision on state Highway 502 while a passenger in his car.
Samuel A. Scory, 23, of Vancouver pleaded guilty today to a Sept. 24 burglary in Battle Ground and a trafficking stolen property in exchange for reduced charges. He will be sentenced April 12.
He allegedly fired shots at teen who failed to procure pot
Kevin T. Barsotti, 18, pleaded not guilty today to shooting at another teenage boy Jan. 26 after the boy failed to score marijuana for their group of friends.
Bail set at $200,000 over concerns he might flee to Ukraine, where family members live
A Vancouver teenager appeared today in Clark County Superior Court on accusations of vehicular homicide in the death of a teenage friend early Tuesday and fleeing the crash scene east of Hockinson.
Visa issues plague two women who married in Vancouver in December
One of the first same-sex couples married in Clark County now faces uncertainty about whether they can legally remain together in the country.
Annual pow-wow pays tribute to veterans, keeps Native American tradition thriving
When U.S. soldiers returned home from Vietnam, some were received with disapproval, if not outright hostility, said Vietnam veteran Arnold Littlehead of Vancouver.
Woman alleges he bound, attacked her during break-up
A 34-year-old Vancouver man pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he kidnapped, imprisoned and raped his married ex-lover after she broke up with him.
Local high school students stage domestic terrorism plot case
Federal prosecutors had to prove that Hutaree Jones, leader of a Sovereign Citizens group, masterminded a domestic terrorism plot to blow a hole in a ferry filled with 1,189 U.S. Navy officers and other passengers crossing the bay to Cedar, Wash.
He is being held on $40,000 bail
Daniel Edstrom, 23, of Gresham faces charges in Clark County Superior Court of attempt to elude police and possession of a stolen vehicle at his March 14 arraignment. He faces similar charges in Oregon.
Amboy resident says he shouldn't have to pay property taxes
An antigovernment activist has requested a jury trial in Clark County Superior Court to challenge the county's authority to foreclose on his Amboy home.
Target, shooter were allegedly among friends hanging out
A Vancouver man, 21, appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court for allegedly being an accomplice in a drive-by shooting on Jan. 26 in Hazel Dell.
Battle Ground man faces vehicular homicide charge
A 20-year-old Battle Ground man appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on an allegation that his reckless driving caused the death of a 17-year-old Woodland girl in a Nov. 23 traffic collision on state Highway 502.
Five have applied so far to succeed Judge Diane Woolard
At least five candidates are seeking to succeed retiring Judge Diane Woolard on the Clark County Superior Court bench.
Agency aims to keep services ‘robust’ amid belt-tightening
The Fort Vancouver Regional Library District stretches from Woodland to Goldendale and represents the community’s long-standing dedication to literacy.
Populations of kids, elders on the rise in family-oriented area
With a lower cost of living than the rest of the metro area, Clark County is an enclave of middle-class family life.