Robber strikes US Bank branch in Vancouver, flees with cash

By Patty Hastings October 22, 2014 8:46 p.m.

A man robbed a US Bank Wednesday afternoon in Vancouver. The branch is next to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Driver of bus that struck Vancouver teen identified

By Patty Hastings October 22, 2014 12:36 p.m.

The Vancouver Police Department released the name of the bus driver whose vehicle struck a 15-year-old girl Monday morning.

Plane noise takes off in fall

By Patty Hastings October 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Fall — it's the season when leaves change color, the weather gets cooler and more airplanes fly overhead. Wait, what? When wind direction shifts in autumn, air traffic from Portland International Airport also shifts, causing some people in Clark County, who didn't hear a peep of aircraft noise in the summer, to get an earful.

Artery blockage killed driver who was involved in 3-vehicle crash

By Patty Hastings October 21, 2014 9:36 p.m.

A Battle Ground man involved in a Friday-evening crash in the Orchards area died of an artery blockage, according to the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office.

Driver flees scene of collision; other driver is hospitalized

By Patty Hastings October 21, 2014 9:35 p.m.

A Vancouver man ran from the scene of a Tuesday-morning crash in the Northeast Hazel Dell area, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Battle Ground teens arrested after gunshots fired

By Patty Hastings October 21, 2014 3:31 p.m.

Two Battle Ground teenagers were arrested Monday night after people reported gunshots were fired near the 1700 block of West Main Street, which is west of Fred Meyer. Officers interviewed witnesses who identified two suspects and their vehicles.

Attempted robbery reported at tanning salon in east Vancouver

By Patty Hastings October 20, 2014 10:57 p.m.

A man reportedly tried to rob a tanning salon Monday night in east Vancouver.

Tanning salon reportedly robbed in east Vancouver

By Patty Hastings October 20, 2014 9:10 p.m.

A tanning salon was reportedly robbed tonight in east Vancouver.

Battle Ground man dies after rear-end crash on Highway 503

By Patty Hastings October 20, 2014 8:40 p.m.

A Battle Ground man died in the hospital after a Friday evening rear-end crash in the Orchards area.

Police, neighborhood volunteers learn advanced driving techniques

By Patty Hastings October 17, 2014 9:18 p.m.

PORTLAND — Vancouver police volunteers swerved, spun, skidded and slalomed around the Portland International Raceway on Friday morning, sitting shotgun with officers who were renewing their emergency vehicle training.

WSP: Racing driver causes crash on state Highway 500

By Patty Hastings October 16, 2014 7:15 p.m.

A Vancouver man racing in his car on state Highway 500 crashed into a tractor Thursday morning, the Washington State Patrol said.

Missing Vancouver girl found safe

By Patty Hastings October 10, 2014 10:33 p.m.

A missing 14-year-old girl from Vancouver was found and is safe, the Vancouver Police Department said Friday night.

Man found after going missing from VA center

By Patty Hastings October 10, 2014 10:32 p.m.

A Vancouver man believed to be missing from the Vancouver Veterans Affairs campus was determined on Friday to be safe.

Rightful owners sought for gems recovered in Fircrest

By Patty Hastings October 9, 2014 10:04 p.m.

Vancouver police are trying to find the rightful owners of gemstones that were recently recovered in the Fircrest neighborhood.

Vancouver police looking for missing 14-year-old girl

By Patty Hastings October 9, 2014 6:11 p.m.

Vancouver police are looking for a 14-year-old girl who went missing Monday.

Man missing from Vancouver VA campus

By Patty Hastings October 9, 2014 2:44 p.m.

Police are asking the public to help find a man who went missing from the Vancouver Veterans Affairs campus Wednesday night.

Vigil remembers girl, 7, who died of brain injury

By Patty Hastings October 8, 2014 10:16 p.m.

At the vigil for Stormy Solis on Wednesday evening, everyone shook multicolored glow sticks toward the darkening night sky to remember how the 7-year-old girl was bright and full of life.

Water damage disrupts Clark County computer systems

By Tyler Graf and Patty Hastings October 8, 2014 5:44 p.m.

Water damage brought down the Clark County server this afternoon, taking county websites and email off-line.

Vancouver police: Phone scam uses familiar numbers

By Patty Hastings October 7, 2014 8:17 p.m.

Vancouver police are warning of a phone scam in which callers claiming to be Internal Revenue Service agents dupe people into giving them cash cards.

Deputies: Intoxicated man leaves crash scene at WinCo

By Patty Hastings October 6, 2014 10:33 p.m.

A Portland man was arrested after he allegedly caused a three-vehicle collision Monday afternoon on Highway 99 in front of the Hazel Dell WinCo and then left the scene.

Safety officials discuss rescuing people with autism

By Patty Hastings October 5, 2014 6 a.m.

When Kari Sullivan's 14-year-old son, Nick, slipped and fell in the bathroom at summer camp this August, the experience she had with first responders was frustrating.

Floodlight sparks attic fire at Camas home

By Patty Hastings October 3, 2014 9:43 p.m.

An attic fire damaged a single-story home in Camas Thursday afternoon, displacing the residents.

Vancouver elementary school student dies from brain injury

By Patty Hastings and Susan Parrish October 3, 2014 8:38 p.m.

A Fisher's Landing Elementary School student died after getting a brain injury, possibly on the playground at school.

Clark County couple robbed by man wearing Halloween mask

By Patty Hastings October 3, 2014 3:12 p.m.

An elderly couple was robbed at their home in Clark County Thursday night by a man wearing a Halloween mask.

Portland man still missing from Skamania County

By Patty Hastings October 3, 2014 1:14 p.m.

A Portland man who was last seen in rural Skamania County has been missing for about a month.

Police search for wanted man in north Clark County

By Patty Hastings October 2, 2014 7:13 p.m.

After spending hours looking for a handcuffed man who escaped police custody Thursday afternoon in Woodland, deputies came up empty-handed.

Drug investigation at Vancouver-area house nets 12 arrests

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings October 2, 2014 12:59 p.m.

Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force members have jailed a dozen people after serving a search warrant at a Sifton-area home this morning.

Vancouver police capture homicide suspect

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings September 25, 2014 11:50 p.m.

A daylong dragnet for a homicide suspect in west Vancouver on Thursday ended about 8 miles away on the porch of a mobile home on the east side of town.

Decomposing body found at former Fourth Plain rest area

By Patty Hastings September 24, 2014 5:53 p.m.

A decomposing body was found in a former rest area this afternoon next to the Interstate 5 exit ramp to Fourth Plain Boulevard.

Vancouver teen struck by car improves in hospital

By Patty Hastings September 24, 2014 4:44 p.m.

The condition of a 17-year-old Vancouver boy struck by a car while walking in Hazel Dell last month has improved.

Early CPR saves Vancouver man's life

By Patty Hastings September 24, 2014 3:39 p.m.

A 57-year-old man was playing basketball Sunday evening at his friend’s house in east Vancouver when his heart stopped and he collapsed.

Longview mill death caused by sudden cardiac arrest

By Patty Hastings September 23, 2014 7:35 p.m.

A Vancouver man found dead by a co-worker Sunday afternoon at the Weyerhaeuser mill in Longview died of sudden cardiac arrest, according to the Cowlitz County Coroner’s Office.

Death of Vancouver teen ruled homicide

By Patty Hastings September 23, 2014 4:28 p.m.

The death of a Vancouver teen found in a transient camp this July was ruled a homicide by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Woman in electric wheelchair falls off trail into Lacamas Lake

By Patty Hastings September 19, 2014 4:56 p.m.

A woman in an electric wheelchair fell off the Heritage Trail next to Lacamas Lake in Camas around noon Friday.

Three injured in I-5 crash south of Battle Ground

By Patty Hastings September 19, 2014 9:44 p.m.

Three Vancouver residents were injured Friday morning when a van’s tire blew out on Interstate 5 south of Battle Ground, causing it to hit the guardrail.

Bark dust fire damages northeast Hazel Dell house

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings September 19, 2014 4:49 p.m.

Firefighters doused a bark dust fire that spread Friday afternoon to a house in northeast Hazel Dell.

Yacolt man dies in crash north of Battle Ground

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings September 19, 2014 9:26 p.m.

Brian Bender, 30, of Yacolt died in the hospital after his vehicle crashed into a tree north of Battle Ground on Friday morning.

State warns about tech support scam artists

By Patty Hastings September 19, 2014 6 a.m.

The state attorney general is warning consumers against phone scammers posing as computer technicians.

Man hurt when pickup crashes into long fence

By Patty Hastings September 18, 2014 8:49 p.m.

A man was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after his pickup veered off the road in Washougal and crashed into a fence.

Stolen adaptive tricycle found damaged in Vancouver

By Patty Hastings September 17, 2014 5:31 p.m.

An adaptive tricycle stolen from the home of a Vancouver boy with special needs was found damaged today by a passerby.

RV hits pole; unsecured passenger hurt

By Patty Hastings September 16, 2014 9:39 p.m.

A Battle Ground woman suffered serious injuries Tuesday evening when the motor home she was in veered off the road and struck a power pole south of Ridgefield.

'Good, full recovery' not foreseen for girl, 9, after crash

By Patty Hastings September 16, 2014 9:35 p.m.

A 9-year-old girl injured in a crash near Battle Ground last week remains in critical condition, according to hospital staff.

Washougal man sentenced in hatchet robbery

By Patty Hastings September 16, 2014 3:54 p.m.

A Washougal man pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday in Clark County Superior Court for using a hatchet to threaten a convenience store cashier during a robbery attempt.

Lit cigarette blamed in Salmon Creek fire

By Patty Hastings September 15, 2014 9:42 p.m.

Investigators say a smoldering cigarette caused the fire that destroyed a 448-square-foot outbuilding Friday afternoon in Salmon Creek.

Brush fire sparks in Orchards area

By Patty Hastings September 15, 2014 9:40 p.m.

A blown transformer sparked a brush fire Monday afternoon just behind a Les Schwab Tire Centers store in the Orchards area.

Adaptive tricycle stolen from Vancouver boy

By Patty Hastings September 15, 2014 9:37 p.m.

An adaptive tricycle belonging to a boy with special needs was stolen last week from the front porch of his house in the VanMall neighborhood.

Accused child rapist arrested in Cambodia

By Patty Hastings September 15, 2014 9:34 p.m.

A Vancouver man facing child rape charges was arrested in Cambodia on Saturday, six days after he failed to show up for a court appearance in Clark County.

Fire destroys shed in Salmon Creek

By Patty Hastings September 12, 2014 8:42 p.m.

A fire in Salmon Creek destroyed a 448-square-foot shed, part of which was used as a guest bedroom.

Vancouver Sept. 11 observance held amid new terrorism concerns

By Patty Hastings September 11, 2014 6:31 p.m.

On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks Thursday, Vancouver city officials recalled the events and sacrifices of that day. Remembrance ceremonies around the country came on the heels of President Barack Obama's announcement to the nation Wednesday night that he'll authorize direct attacks against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria.

Wind creates problems across Clark County

By Craig Brown , Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings September 11, 2014 9:42 p.m.

Strong winds stirred up trouble throughout Clark County on Thursday, downing trees, causing power outages and fanning wildland fires.