By Patty Hastings July 25, 2014 10 a.m.
Building more efficient vehicle fleet
By Patty Hastings July 23, 2014 8:46 p.m.
A school bus and a car collided around 4 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of East Mill Plain Boulevard and North Devine Road in Vancouver.
Amid Wednesday’s record-breaking rainfall, a tractor-trailer and three other vehicles were involved in an injury crash on Interstate 205 in Vancouver that clogged traffic for several hours.
By Patty Hastings July 21, 2014 10:34 p.m.
A woman and her son remained hospitalized Monday night after a deer caused their sport utility vehicle to go into a ravine Friday afternoon. Jennifer Hanes, 35, of La Center was still at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Monday night; she was listed in satisfactory condition. Her 9-year-old son, Ethan Hanes, improved to serious condition at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.
By Patty Hastings July 21, 2014 1:09 p.m.
The death of a Clark County Jail inmate accused of shooting a Vancouver police officer during a routine traffic stop last month was ruled a suicide by hanging.
By Patty Hastings July 15, 2014 2:55 p.m.
A backhoe struck a natural gas line at a construction site in Camas Tuesday afternoon, prompting nearby residents to shelter in place.
By Patty Hastings July 10, 2014 10:08 p.m.
Minutes before the band took to the pavilion stage at Esther Short Park Thursday evening, people could be seen lugging lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas and snacks. Someone even brought a carrot cake to the downtown park for the occasion.
By Patty Hastings July 10, 2014 3:58 p.m.
A litter of kittens was found early Wednesday in a cardboard box next to a trash can outside Fred Meyer in Salmon Creek. Four of the kittens were badly dehydrated and sick; their eyes were crusted over, they were sneezing, coughing and hungry, said Vet Technician Sarah Kirsten. A fifth kitten was found deceased in the box.
By Patty Hastings July 9, 2014 10:08 p.m.
Fire from a propane barbecue caught a house on fire in Battle Ground on Wednesday night.
An estimated 50 vehicles traveled the wrong way on an onramp to state Highway 14 this afternoon to bypass traffic from an earlier car fire, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn.
By Patty Hastings July 8, 2014 4:07 p.m.
A candlelight vigil will be held 8 p.m. tonight at Heritage High School for the Vancouver man whose body was recovered from the Yale Reservoir.
By Patty Hastings July 7, 2014 10:47 p.m.
The Vancouver City Council honored two people who stopped to help a police officer after he was shot last week on the city's east side. Fellow officers lined the walls of the council chambers during Monday evening's meeting as the life-saving efforts of Earlene "Sam" Anderson and of James Bridger efforts were recalled.
The Vancouver police officer shot seven times Monday has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.
By Patty Hastings July 2, 2014 9:09 p.m.
When a 15-year-old girl smelled smoke Wednesday evening, she rounded up the five children she was babysitting and got them to safety. By the time they got out, the house was filling with smoke from a fire that apparently started underneath the single-story house. The blaze gutted a bedroom and the crawl space, said Clark County Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy.
By Patty Hastings June 30, 2014 6 a.m.
Local law enforcement agencies find themselves with some 'splaining to do when they interact with people online through social media. For the Vancouver Police Department, it's reminding people that their agency is in Washington, not British Columbia. And we're part of the Clark County in Washington — not Nevada.
By Patty Hastings June 27, 2014 9:38 p.m.
Deputies are puzzled as to why a remote Washougal home was struck by bullets Friday evening. The homeowner called 911 at 5:41 p.m. after three to five rounds struck the house, shattering a window. The house on Southeast 70th Street is in a densely wooded part of the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area, north of Steigerwald Lake.
By Patty Hastings June 26, 2014 6:17 p.m.
A woman robbed a Columbia Bank branch this afternoon in the Orchards area and fled in a tiny car, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.
By Patty Hastings June 25, 2014 9:27 p.m.
Bears are irking east Washougal homeowners who live inside the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is fielding complaints from people who reported bears rummaging through their trash, according to enforcement Officer David Hughes.
By Patty Hastings June 25, 2014 6 a.m.
Every time Officer Jason Ferriss starts his workweek, it seems like another handful of homes has cropped up somewhere in Ridgefield. The development in the small city is obvious to Ferriss, who spends his work day driving around the 7 square miles that make up Ridgefield.