Fire marshal investigating apartment blazes

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings June 23, 2014 9:39 p.m.

The Vancouver Fire Marshal's Office continues to investigate two of the three apartment fires that sparked in the city in the past two weeks.

Vancouver man injured in tractor-trailer crash on Hwy. 14

By Patty Hastings June 23, 2014 4:41 p.m.

A Vancouver man was hospitalized after the tractor-trailer he was driving overturned on state Highway 14 Monday afternoon on the city's west side.

Woman knocked down and robbed in west Vancouver

By Patty Hastings June 23, 2014 4:35 p.m.

A woman was robbed early Monday morning in west Vancouver when four people knocked her down and stole her phone.

Long understaffed, Vancouver police working to replace retiring officers

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

Next time you pull up to a patrol car at a stoplight, glance at the police officer behind the wheel. How old does the officer look? Maybe 43? That's the average age of officers at the Vancouver Police Department, but that might not be the case for long.

Inside a drug task force raid in Felida

By Patty Hastings June 20, 2014 8:27 p.m.

An undercover detective spit sunflower seed shells onto the pavement in the Salmon Creek Fred Meyer parking lot. Dressed in a T-shirt, jeans and a baseball hat, he looked ready for a barbecue, not a suburban drug bust.

Woman dies in Washougal crash

By Patty Hastings June 19, 2014 4:50 p.m.

An 18-year-old woman died in a late Wednesday night crash north of Jemtegaard Middle School in Washougal.

4 arrested after drug house complaints

By Patty Hastings June 18, 2014 11 p.m.

Police arrested four people Wednesday in connection with a suspected drug house in Felida.

Person jumps from I-205 Bridge

By Patty Hastings June 18, 2014 10:58 p.m.

A female jumped from the Interstate 205 Bridge on Wednesday night and was hospitalized after emergency responders pulled her from the Columbia River.

Vancouver pushes fireworks safety  

By Patty Hastings June 16, 2014 10:24 p.m.

Starting this year, personal fireworks use in Vancouver will be limited to the Fourth of July, leaving officials to wonder how people will respond to the change. In anticipation of the coming holiday, the city increased its efforts to educate locals about the new ordinance and fireworks safety.

Thousands lose power as thunderstorms hit county

By Patty Hastings June 16, 2014 9:11 p.m.

An estimated 14,325 customers are out of power in the Camas and Washougal area.

Man who died in Vancouver apartment fire identified

By Patty Hastings June 16, 2014 12:44 p.m.

The Clark County medical examiner identified the man who died last week in an east Vancouver apartment fire.

Fire damages home in Sunnyside neighborhood

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings June 13, 2014 9:45 p.m.

Investigators are looking into a house fire in Clark County’s Sunnyside neighborhood that started Friday afternoon in multiple spots throughout the home’s first floor.

Shooting victim remains in critical condition

By Patty Hastings June 11, 2014 9:31 p.m.

As Vancouver police continued to investigate Monday’s triple shooting in the North Image neighborhood, the shooting’s only survivor remained in critical condition Wednesday.

Fire damages cars, house in Brush Prairie neighborhood

By Mark Bowder and Patty Hastings June 11, 2014 7:08 p.m.

Fire destroyed two classic cars and gutted the garage of a home in Brush Prairie Wednesday afternoon.

Troopers pursue stolen vehicle on Hwy 503

By Patty Hastings June 9, 2014 5:17 p.m.

Two people were booked into jail Monday after a high speed pursuit on state Highway 503 that ended in the Brush Prairie area.

Husband and wife dead, son injured in shooting in North Image neighborhood  

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings June 9, 2014 8:54 p.m.

A married couple died and a their son was injured in a shooting early this morning in an east Vancouver neighborhood.

911 on the night shift  

By Patty Hastings June 8, 2014 6 a.m.

On a Monday night, just after sunset, streetlights cast West 13th Street in yellow. There are no cars, no people coming and going from the Clark County jail nearby, save for the occasional cop. Televisions are on inside the Dragonfly Cafe at the Clark County Public Service Center, but no one's around to watch them.

Causes determined for Thursday kitchen fires

By Patty Hastings June 6, 2014 9:23 p.m.

The Clark County Fire Marshal's Office determined the causes of two Thursday kitchen fires.

Two injured in crash that closed Hockinson road

By Patty Hastings June 6, 2014 6:20 p.m.

The main thoroughfare through Hockinson was blocked for about three hours while detectives investigated a serious rollover crash that sent two people to the hospital this afternoon.

Vancouver police seek stolen Medal of Honor memorabilia

By Patty Hastings June 6, 2014 4:44 p.m.

A local U.S. Navy lieutenant’s commemorative watch, given to him as part of his Medal of Honor award during World War II, is missing.

Occupants of stolen car held at gunpoint on I-5

By Patty Hastings June 6, 2014 4:39 p.m.

Police held the occupants of a stolen car at gunpoint Friday morning near the Interstate 5 bridge. The car, a 2007 Ford Focus, was apparently taken without permission by the owner's 15-year-old daughter, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn.

Two-alarm fire destroys shop in Daybreak area

By Craig Brown and Patty Hastings June 6, 2014 7:01 p.m.

A spectacular fire reported just before 4 p.m. brought more than a dozen firetrucks and firefighters to rural property in the Daybreak area of Clark County.

Fire destroys kitchen of Salmon Creek home near WSUV

By Patty Hastings June 5, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Fire destroyed the kitchen and dining room of a home this afternoon in Salmon Creek near Washington State University Vancouver.

Stevenson nightclub hit with emergency liquor license suspension

By Patty Hastings June 5, 2014 2:19 p.m.

The liquor license for Pauly's Nightclub in Stevenson was suspended Wednesday by the Washington State Liquor Control Board while police investigate an alleged drug trafficking organization operating out of the nightclub.

Ridgefield woman’s condition stable after crash on I-5

By Patty Hastings June 4, 2014 8:41 p.m.

A Ridgefield woman injured in a Friday night crash is recovering at a local hospital.

Vancouver woman injured in Oregon crash improving

By Patty Hastings June 3, 2014 9:02 p.m.

The health of a Vancouver woman critically injured last month in a head-on collision is improving.

Man arrested in east county metal theft case

By Patty Hastings June 3, 2014 4:26 p.m.

Washougal police arrested a 30-year-old transient accused of stealing more than $20,000 worth of metal bridge parts in east Clark County.

Washougal River Road crash leads to outage for 1,056

By Patty Hastings June 3, 2014 2:46 p.m.

A car crashed into a power pole along Washougal River Road early Tuesday morning, leaving 1,056 customers without electricity.

Woodland man arrested on suspicion of assault, kidnapping

By Patty Hastings June 2, 2014 8:32 p.m.

A Woodland man was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly assaulting an employee at an optometry office.

Vancouver woman dies in Skamania County crash

By Patty Hastings June 2, 2014 5:04 p.m.

A Vancouver woman died Sunday afternoon in a crash that's being investigated as a possible vehicular homicide.

Police: Man assaults, robs hotel worker

By Patty Hastings June 2, 2014 4:34 p.m.

A disgruntled hotel visitor assaulted an employee this morning and made off with an envelope he believed contained cash, but actually just held receipts.

Bingen man found dead in backyard of Portland house

By Patty Hastings June 2, 2014 1:50 p.m.

Police say a man found dead in the backyard of a Portland house on Saturday morning last resided about 65 miles east on the Washington side of the Columbia River in Bingen.

Fallen firefighters to be honored

By Patty Hastings May 31, 2014 6:09 p.m.

Two Vancouver-area firefighters are among those being recognized Sunday at the Washington State Capitol rotunda as part of the annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

Tree downs power line, leaving 2,200 without power

By Patty Hastings May 30, 2014 9:19 p.m.

A tree took out power lines in Vancouver’s Marrion neighborhood Friday evening, leaving nearly 2,200 customers without power.

Camas man involved in serious Canby, Ore., crash

By Patty Hastings May 30, 2014 5 p.m.

A Camas man was hospitalized after a Friday morning collision north of Canby, Ore.

Four injured in 3-car crash on Highway 14

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings May 30, 2014 5:30 p.m.

Four people were sent to the hospital Friday around noon after a three-car collision on state Highway 14 that pushed one of the vehicles on top of the highway median.

Steakburger era comes to a close

By Patty Hastings May 29, 2014 10:03 p.m.

Parting is such sweet and salty sorrow. Steakburger's final customers waited in a line Thursday that snaked around the parking lot for the chance to say goodbye and have one last burger and shake.

State Patrol chief presents awards

By Patty Hastings May 28, 2014 9:06 p.m.

Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste stopped Wednesday in Vancouver as part of his annual tour of district headquarters around the state. Troopers and civilians were awarded for last year’s patrol efforts in District 5, an area that covers Clark, Skamania, Lewis, Cowlitz and Klickitat counties.

Vancouver woman in critical condition after Oregon crash

By Patty Hastings May 27, 2014 9:10 p.m.

A Vancouver woman remained in critical condition Tuesday at a Bend, Ore., hospital after the car she was driving Sunday collided head-on with a pickup on Highway 26.

Death of missing woman not yet explained

By Patty Hastings May 27, 2014 9:08 p.m.

Investigators still don’t know how a missing Battle Ground woman wound up deceased in a shed near Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

Hope takes wing at local Memorial Day Observance

By Patty Hastings May 26, 2014 8:36 p.m.

Fifty-one doves were released into the air Monday at the Vancouver Barracks during the annual Memorial Day Observance — 50 for each state and one for Air Force Capt. Chris Stover.

Vancouver girl wins contest, headed to World Cup  

By Patty Hastings May 23, 2014 11:23 p.m.

Tears welled in Mallory Stonier’s eyes when she heard the news: She gets to walk with a soccer player as the American team takes the field at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Driver, 17, in collision is accused of having taken car

By Patty Hastings May 23, 2014 10:53 p.m.

A 17-year-old driver is accused of taking a vehicle without permission after, police say, she caused a two-car collision Thursday evening in the Vancouver Lake area that sent seven people to the hospital and closed the intersection for about 45 minutes.

Skamania drug arrests include Camas man

By Patty Hastings May 23, 2014 10:51 p.m.

A Camas man was among four people arrested after a drug-trafficking investigation in Skamania County.

Man injured when water pressure tank explodes

By Patty Hastings May 23, 2014 7:58 p.m.

A man's legs were fractured when his water pressure tank exploded in his garage east of Battle Ground's city center.

Two-car Lakeshore crash sends 7 to hospital

By Patty Hastings May 22, 2014 10 p.m.

A two-vehicle crash near Vancouver Lake sent seven local people to the hospital Thursday evening.

Ridgefield man’s drowning in Willamette River ruled an accident

By Patty Hastings May 22, 2014 7:30 p.m.

The death of a Ridgefield man who jumped off the Ross Island Bridge in Portland last week was ruled an accident by the Oregon State Medical Examiner.

Man dies after falling over waterfall near Stevenson

By Patty Hastings May 22, 2014 7:26 p.m.

A man from Hood River, Ore., died after a Monday evening fall over a waterfall north of Stevenson.

Fire damages Salmon Creek garage

By Patty Hastings May 22, 2014 3:47 p.m.

A fire started by smoldering smoking materials damaged a garage Thursday afternoon in Salmon Creek, fire officials said.

Man jailed; police say he stole $20, pushed victim to ground

By Patty Hastings May 22, 2014 3:23 p.m.

Deputies arrested a man who allegedly stole a $20 bill out of someone's car in a 7-Eleven parking lot and pushed the victim to the ground.