Stories by Patty
Dog being monitored for signs of rabies
The pit bull that bit a 3-year-old Hazel Dell girl will be euthanized at the end of the month. The dog's owner, a woman from Ridgefield, turned the dog over to Clark County Animal Control and Protection, which put the dog on a 10-day quarantine.
Detectives with the Children's Justice Center arrested a Vancouver man Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of raping a 5-year-old relative.
A 32-year-old Hazel Dell man walked away from a rollover crash Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 5.
At Saturday's 49th annual Hazel Dell Parade of Bands, 120 entries and 23 middle- and high school bands paraded down Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue and up Northeast Highway 99.
Welcoming steelhead is a new challenge for volunteer gardening organization
Motorists, particularly those who fish, may do a double-take as they drive north through Vancouver on Interstate 5. Volunteer gardeners planted a large steelhead trout Saturday morning in the "Welcome to Washington" sign, and it looks to be the state's biggest catch yet.
A driver from Amboy ran a red light Friday night on Highway 503 in Battle Ground, causing a three-car collision, officials said.
A Vancouver home was damaged Friday afternoon after fire sparked in a wall behind the laundry room.
SWAT team members arrested three Clark County men on suspicion of second-degree felony assault and racially motivated malicious harassment in connection with a disturbance at a Vancouver bar.
The pedestrian struck by a tractor-trailer in downtown Vancouver on Monday was listed in critical condition at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Thursday afternoon.
A camper trailer was destroyed Tuesday evening in Ridgefield by fire that threatened a neighboring shop and another trailer.
A car fire reported on Interstate 5 southbound, just north of the bridge, clogged traffic.
A man suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo branch inside the Mill Plain Safeway was arrested early Friday at a Motel 6 in Clackamas, Ore.
Tyffany Mitchell noticed a tree swaying as she drove home from work Monday on Fruit Valley Road. The tree snapped and started to fall, so Mitchell slammed on her brakes. Branches landed on her 1999 Mitsubishi Galant and bent the car's frame, shattered the passenger-side back window and punctured the oil pan. Oil oozed around her car.
Wind gusts contributed to a large hedge fire in Washougal Monday afternoon.
A pedestrian crossing the street where Mill Plain turns into East 15th was hit by a tractor-trailer Monday afternoon, Vancouver police say. The accident blocked westbound traffic on East 15th Street.
Cricket undergoes 4-hour emergency surgery at local animal clinic
A 1-year-old dog went into emergency surgery Sunday night at the Animal Care Clinic in Vancouver to clean up a bullet wound in her face.
Woman pays $500, moves belongings, but can't live there
After Jennifer Bournef found a cute little house for rent in Vancouver on Craigslist, she packed up a U-Haul with all her belongings and moved from Springfield, Ore. with her three kids.
Family, friends mourn Battle Ground woman who died in hit-and-run
It wasn't a quiet event remembering Tatyana Tupikova. Cars and big rigs rumbled by on Highway 503, past the memorial spot behind Battle Ground Cinema, some honking at the people holding signs Thursday to remember the 22-year-old who mysteriously died last May.
A Clark County sheriff's deputy investigating a man sleeping in a moving truck helped solve several Clackamas County burglary investigations when he discovered the truck was packed with stolen goods.
A man shot in Fruit Valley on Thursday has died of his wounds, police say.
Woman veers off road, pinned in car
A woman who crashed her car in Ridgefield Wednesday evening, said the sun got in her eyes, causing her to veer off the road.
A body was found Wednesday morning inside a van parked in Lewisville Park, two miles north of Battle Ground.
Over the last few days, two males in a dark SUV have allegedly tried to pick up children who were walking to school in Woodland, according to the Woodland Police Department
Boy, girl believed to be traveling together
Detectives with the Clark County Sheriff's Office are asking the public for help in locating two runaway teens. Christine "Chrissy" Ramm, 16, and Justin Sunde, 17, both of Vancouver, were last seen Friday evening. Ramm and Sunde are dating and believed to be traveling together.
A woman was injured in a rear-end collision on state Highway 502 at Northeast 37th Street in Battle Ground on Tuesday afternoon.
Police say teller she saw gun inside his bag
A man robbed a Wells Fargo branch inside a Safeway on Mill Plain in the Vancouver Heights neighborhood Monday afternoon.
Tatyana Tupikova never made it home from the Battle Ground Cinema last May.
A water main broke just after noon on Northwest 199th Street Ridgefield, leaving about 65 customers without water.
Passenger in satisfactory condition in hospital
A Vancouver teenager who was driving a car early Monday that crashed into a light pole and split in two did not survive her injuries, police said Tuesday morning.
A 20-month-old boy is in serious condition at a Portland hospital after his grandfather backed a riding lawn mower over his left leg Sunday.
A man was stabbed in the arm by another man Sunday evening over a disagreement about money.
Online map can be accessed by both good guys, bad guys
What if you knew where all the security cameras were located in your city? Would you feel safer, or would it feel too Big Brother?
He tells teachers in Vancouver that cuts can be avoided by closing tax loopholes for businesses not creating jobs
Choosing schools over business tax breaks was the chief message in Gov. Jay Inslee's Friday night speech to educators with the American Federation of Teachers Washington, an affiliate of the national federation.
More than $6,000 worth of tools was stolen this week from a PT boat docked at Portland's Swan Island during a restoration project, according to a news release from Save the PT Boat.
A Woodland man was injured in a rollover collision Thursday afternoon on Highway 503 at Butte Hill Road, about two miles east of Woodland.
With weekend temperatures slated to hit about 85 degrees -- the warmest so far this season -- local residents may be dusting off their kayaks and boats or finding that swimsuit hidden in the back of their closet.
Numbers show where various types of offenses are concentrated
Do you feel safe on your home turf? The 2012 year-end crimes rates show where crime is concentrated in Clark County, and what kind of crimes these neighborhoods attract. But statistics and figures aren't always what they appear to be.
Jackie Webster rose through the ranks, retiring as Clark County jail chief
When Jackie Webster started working for the Clark County Sheriff's Office 33 years ago as a custody officer, the county's 300-bed jail was just a design. A plan.
A Vancouver man was flown by Life Flight to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center after his pickup truck rolled on Interstate 5, about five miles north of Castle Rock.
Police are asking the public for help in identifying a man who allegedly broke a window and stole items from a Vancouer coffee shop last Tuesday.
18 people from four states sentenced
A Vancouver man was one of 18 defendants from four states sentenced to prison in one of the largest oxycodone trafficking conspiracies prosecuted in the U.S.
Saturday’s local prescription drug take-back event collected more than 1,000 pounds of pills — 23 percent more than last year.
Orchards group jumps through several hoops
After F.I.S.H. of Orchards dealt with four months of permit headaches and code-compliance hurdles, it took just 90 minutes to install a metal carport to shelter the food bank's clients from the rain.
Pacific Northwest Best Fish Co.'s retail store in Ridgefield is still open after fire damaged the cafe Thursday.
He plans to get driver's licence, motorcycle endorsement
A Woodland motorcyclist who was thrown off his bike and over the Interstate 5 overpass to a shoulder on state Highway 14, some 30 feet below, said he's sore but should be out of the hospital next week.
Firefighters battled a mobile home fire Friday evening at Fair Oaks Estates, 5404 N.E. 121st Ave.
A research boat stolen from Washington State University Vancouver was recovered Thursday morning in Portland, after a research student posted to a online fishing forum.
Wildlife officials captured a bear early Friday afternoon that had been spotted near Lacamas Lake.
Vancouver police are investigating the deaths of a newly engaged couple whose bodies were found Wednesday evening in a residence in the Image neighborhood.
A Vancouver woman was injured Thursday afternoon in a rear-end collision allegedly caused by speed and driver inattention on Highway 500.