Stories by Patty
Two people were injured just after 1 p.m. Thursday in a single-car collision on Interstate 5 south, about four miles south of Woodland.
A Woodland teen accidentally drove his pickup truck into a Papa Murphy's just before noon Wednesday.
A small tornado tore through a barn in Hockinson Thursday afternoon as dark skies, hail and heavy rain swept through Clark County.
Woodland police arrested a Beaverton, Ore. man for allegedly stealing a woman’s purse out of her shopping cart March 2 at the Woodland Walmart store.
A Battle Ground teen was arrested Wednesday for allegedly writing a bomb threat in the boys bathroom at Battle Ground High School in late February.
The Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force arrested two men in east Vancouver Tuesday evening in connection with a local drug-trafficking investigation. One of the men, Pastor “German” Vargas-Castro, 22, was a known drug-trafficker who had previously been arrested by the task force and deported back to Mexico, according to a news release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
The Clark-Vancouver Drug Task Force arrested two wanted men Tuesday evening near the WinCo Foods on Northeast 136th Avenue in east Vancouver.
Inquiries into workplace fatalities take 3-6 months
The Washington Department of Labor & Industries is investigating Friday's workplace incident in which worker Michael Carpenter, 33, of Vancouver was killed at Thompson Metal Fab in Vancouver.
One man suffered a gunshot wound and a second was detained for questioning Thursday night after a shooting in Vancouver's Orchard Park.
Forcible-entry training in Battle Ground draws firefighters from around the Pacific Northwest (with video)
Firefighters learn to pick locks and break into buildings — all in the name of safety.
Firefighters battled a large tire fire at a trucking company in Ridgefield Thursday afternoon. Plumes of black smoke could be seen from nearby Interstate 5.
"Don't let your luck run out," says the Washington State Patrol. The agency will deploy additional troopers on local freeways this St. Patrick's Day weekend to catch impaired drivers.
Crews will be working on North Fork Lewis River Bridge
Northbound Interstate 5 will be down to a single lane tonight near Woodland while crews make emergency pavement repairs on the 45-year-old North Fork Lewis River Bridge. Drivers can expect delays.
Police conduct drills in two vacant houses in North Salmon Creek neighborhood, surprising some residents
Wednesday afternoon, a young couple walked down Northeast 149th Street, pushing a baby carriage past police tape, patrol cars, two armored vehicles and a pair of cops dressed in green tactical gear. It was sunny and quiet, save for the random pop-pops of practice explosive rounds coming from the white house on the hill.
Three people were treated at a hospital after their Subaru Outback went off the road, severed a power pole and rolled onto its top Wednesday evening just north of La Center.
Battle Ground police arrested a Yelm woman Tuesday evening after she allegedly drove recklessly in a Ford pickup and crashed it twice.
Police arrested a man Tuesday who they say is a known gang member and is suspected of attempting murder at a downtown Vancouver motel on Jan. 26.
Two reported injured in altercation
Vancouver police and emergency responders rushed to the Starbucks coffee shop at Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard and Chkalov Drive shortly before 5 p.m. after reports of a stabbing.
Vancouver police searched for a burglar Monday afternoon in the 2800 block of Grand Boulevard. Area residents were advised to stay inside while officers canvassed the area with a K-9 team.
Uptown Village merchant thinks community help's enough for shop to recover
Glass splinters littered the floor at an Uptown Village shop in an early-morning burglary last Saturday -- but the story here isn't the smash-and-grab that caused thousands of dollars in damage. It's the friends and neighbors who came to pick up the pieces.
A Camas man was injured when he crashed his motorcycle into the rear of a VW Vanagon on Friday afternoon on state Highway 14.
'Star Wars' theme brings a crowd to Shahala Middle School event
R2-D2, Stormtroopers and Jedis could be found Thursday evening by the bookshelves at the Shahala Middle School library.
Woodland Primary School turned a malfunctioning heater into an opportunity to run a fire drill Thursday.
A Vancouver woman caused a four-vehicle rear-end collision on Padden Parkway around 10 a.m. Thursday after she failed to notice cars that were stopped in a work zone.
Firefighters pull man from vehicle north of Woodland
Firefighters pulled a Kelso man from a burning SUV Tuesday night, mere minutes before the passenger compartment caught on fire, officials said.
The Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force arrested three people allegedly connected with a drug trafficking operation based out of Five Corners.
A hole formed in the driving surface of the North Fork Lewis River Bridge north of La Center, closing the northbound right lane until midnight as crews repair the road.
A woman and two children were displaced Monday evening when a fire started in a bedroom of their apartment on Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue.
But they tell poll that others on road are dangerously inattentive
All those commutes spent observing drivers gabbing on the phone, grabbing something out of the glove compartment and gulping down a double-shot vanilla frappuccino? You must have imagined them.
Pilot program about electronic messaging is forming locally
Local officials want to know what motorists think of the electronic signs they drive by on the freeways.
Front window damages; driver shaken up
A car crashed into Sterling Savings Bank Wednesday afternoon in east Vancouver.
Sutter says he plans to apply to lead force
Interim chief Chris Sutter plans to apply for the city of Vancouver's chief of police, posted on the city's website Friday.
Investigators continue painstaking process of trying to piece together origin of fire
Not much is left among the charred remnants of Crestline Elementary School. A hollowed-out gymnasium, seared school books and memories — while seemingly scrapped in the cold, damp ash — are fuel for the fire's investigation.
Partnerships allow students to learn outside of the traditional classroom
Clark County schools offer a range of home-school partnerships for students looking to learn outside of the traditional classroom.
A Battle Ground man was arrested Friday for suspected vehicular homicide in connection with a November car accident that killed a 17-year-old Woodland girl on state Highway 502.
A Vancouver woman was sent to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 in Vancouver early Friday morning.
A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a pickup truck at Main Street and East 15th Street in Vancouver Friday morning.
Veterinarians discovered that the wounded therapy cat Shade has feline immunodeficiency virus, the cat equivalent of HIV. Blood work done at the Orchards Veterinary Clinic Tuesday afternoon showed that Shade contracted FIV, likely during a cat fight. The virus, found in about 2 to 4 percent of cats, has no specific antiviral treatment.
Owner struggles to find vet to give care she can afford
The black therapy cat Shade is in desperate need of therapy himself.
Vancouver police are asking the public for help in identifying a man with developmental disabilities who was found in Vancouver Monday afternoon.
Vancouver police officers, Clark County sheriff's deputies part of OHSU program
Over the last year, local cops have replaced doughnuts with fruits and veggies, increased their physical activity and meditated to safeguard their health.
School staff saved her life with CPR, external defibrillator
An Evergreen High School student underwent surgery Friday to install a defibrillator after she collapsed at school this week, measuring no pulse and no heartbeat.
Six people were injured Friday afternoon in a six-car collision on the Interstate 5 Bridge clogged southbound traffic for two hours.
Quick action gets her breathing again
An 18-year-old Evergreen High School senior suddenly collapsed in the secretary's office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The teen was not breathing and had no pulse. Her heart had stopped. School Resource Officer Eric McCaleb heard "student down" over the radio and rushed to the office.
An Aberdeen woman was injured in a rear-end collision that clogged northbound traffic on Interstate 5 in Ridgefield Tuesday afternoon.
An elderly man crashed his minivan into a tree in the parking lot at Daybreak Park in Battle Ground around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.
A driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI Tuesday afternoon after her small SUV crashed head-on into a semi-truck on the Interstate 5 off-ramp to the Ridgefield Fairgrounds.
Clark County is poised to host a pilot program that expands the use of electronic signs along freeways.
The path to love, or fear and embarrassment? Columbian readers share stories of memorable outings
Dating. The stomach butterflies, tongue-tied conversations and heart-pounding new experiences with someone sweet can make romance electrifying. Whether unconventional, unsafe, unforgivable or just plain unforgettable, it's striking moments with that potential special someone that can shape our views on dating and love -- for better or for worse. We're all human, we all make mistakes and dates may not always go according to plan.
A Vancouver man pleaded guilty Friday in Portland to one count of wire fraud for falsely telling customers he was certified to do lead-based paint inspections and testing in homes where children live.