Gypsy tunes perk up audience at Kiggins  

By Stevie Mathieu November 16, 2014 9:27 p.m.

When Michael Liu was trying to decide what type of music to play with his friends for an upcoming concert, he focused on this all-important question: "What would we have the most fun with?"

Frito-Lay tractor-trailer from Vancouver crashes in Oregon

By Stevie Mathieu November 9, 2014 10:28 p.m.

A Frito-Lay tractor-trailer from Vancouver crashed on Interstate 84 near La Grande, Ore., on Sunday morning, according to Oregon State Police.

Open Studios Tour: Artists open work spaces to curious

By Stevie Mathieu November 9, 2014 8:01 p.m.

Sure, art lovers can attend gallery shows to see the latest paintings, sculptures, photographs and other works. But it isn't often that they can walk into studios around Clark County and observe artists in action.

Vehicle crash closes northbound lanes on I-5 bridge

By Stevie Mathieu November 9, 2014 3:23 p.m.

A three-vehicle collision closed the northbound lanes of the Interstate 5 Bridge for about 45 minutes this morning.

Yard debris disposal time in Clark County

By Stevie Mathieu November 2, 2014 9:29 p.m.

Despite the rain, Kandi and Travis White appeared determined on Sunday to finish up a yard work project the couple had been putting off at their Hockinson home.

Woman expected to survive after being shot by neighbor

By Stevie Mathieu November 2, 2014 8:47 p.m.

The Clark County woman shot in the head Friday by her next-door neighbor is expected to survive her injuries, her husband said Sunday.

Girl hit by car while trick-or-treating has died

By Stevie Mathieu November 2, 2014 6:09 p.m.

The 7-year-old girl hit by a car Friday night while trick-or-treating in Vancouver has died, according to hospital staff at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

Vancouver Farmers Market wraps it up for winter

By Stevie Mathieu October 26, 2014 7:20 p.m.

The box of gourds Mark Haller toted from the Vancouver Farmers Market on Sunday would be used for decoration around the house, but that's not all.

Man shot outside house party in Vancouver area

By Patty Hastings and Stevie Mathieu October 24, 2014 7:57 a.m.

A 19-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound outside a house party early this morning in the Vancouver area, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Washougal man hurt in crash on Highway 14 in Camas

By Stevie Mathieu October 23, 2014 7 a.m.

A man was injured and taken to the hospital Wednesday after he lost control of his car and struck a tractor trailer near Mile Post 13 on state Highway 14 in Camas, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Horses disrupt traffic north of Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu October 15, 2014 8:35 p.m.

A group of about 18 horses gave motorists a surprise Wednesday afternoon when they reportedly wandered down Northeast 88th Street near Andresen Road.

Amber Alert issued for Vancouver boy, 10

By Stevie Mathieu October 14, 2014 9:59 p.m.

Police have issued an Amber Alert for a missing 10-year-old Vancouver boy who was picked up from school today by his estranged father.

No one hurt in Battle Ground outbuilding fire

By Stevie Mathieu October 13, 2014 10:39 p.m.

Crews from multiple agencies battled a fire Monday night that sparked in a two-story outbuilding in Battle Ground.

Man reportedly robs Muchas Gracias in Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu and Justin Runquist October 12, 2014 10:18 p.m.

Vancouver police responded to a reported robbery this evening at a Muchas Gracias restaurant in east Vancouver.

Car chase begins in Clark County, ends in Portland

By Stevie Mathieu October 12, 2014 8:01 p.m.

A police chase that began in Clark County and quickly moved south across the Interstate 5 Bridge ended in an arrest Saturday evening near Portland State University.

Girlfriends half marathon energizes cancer survivors

By Stevie Mathieu October 12, 2014 4:59 p.m.

When Sara Dougherty was undergoing treatment for breast cancer, she had difficulty mustering up enough energy to walk across a room.

Two-alarm fire guts Camas airport hangar

By Craig Brown and Stevie Mathieu October 7, 2014 12:55 a.m.

A fast-moving fire gutted a large hangar at Grove Field in Camas Monday night, destroying an estimated 14 hangar bays and an undetermined number of small aircraft.

A fine feathered festival

By Stevie Mathieu October 5, 2014 9:08 p.m.

It was clear on Sunday afternoon that 8-year-old Isaiah Criss is a fan of birds.

4 hospitalized after 2 motorcycles crash in Longview

By Stevie Mathieu October 5, 2014 4:14 p.m.

A Battle Ground woman is in critical condition at a Portland hospital after she and three others were injured Saturday night in a crash involving two motorcycles on state Highway 432 near Washington Way in Longview.

Vancouver man allegedly exposed himself to children

By Stevie Mathieu October 1, 2014 9:54 p.m.

A Vancouver man was arrested in Portland on Tuesday after he allegedly exposed himself to children at an Old Navy store in Clackamas on Sept. 20.

Washougal man hurt in motorcycle crash

By Stevie Mathieu September 30, 2014 4:37 p.m.

A man was injured Monday morning in a motorcycle crash in the 1300 block of S.E. Washougal River Road.

Jack and Jill House day care celebrates 50 years

By Stevie Mathieu September 28, 2014 9:50 p.m.

Jon and Roxanne LaFave met in high school, or so they thought.

Suspect in stabbing has extensive criminal history

By Paris Achen and Stevie Mathieu September 25, 2014 6:02 p.m.

The homicide suspect that led Vancouver police on an hours-long manhunt Thursday is a convicted sex offender with an extensive criminal history in Washington and Oregon, according to court records.

Police respond to reported stabbing in Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu September 24, 2014 10:56 p.m.

Vancouver police responded Wednesday night to a reported stabbing in Vancouver's Hough neighborhood.

Kites fly in Hazel Dell on World Alzheimer's Day

By Stevie Mathieu September 21, 2014 9:02 p.m.

Shelley Lafayette watched a kite with her husband's name on it lift higher and higher into the air.

Man hospitalized after truck flips, hits pole in Amboy

By Stevie Mathieu September 21, 2014 4:16 p.m.

A man was taken to the hospital Saturday night after the truck he was driving flipped and crashed into a utility pole in Amboy, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Tree limb falls, blocks road near Grant House

By Stevie Mathieu September 17, 2014 9:27 p.m.

An adaptive tricycle stolen from the home of a Vancouver boy with special needs was found damaged Wednesday by a passer-by.

United in Recovery

By Stevie Mathieu September 14, 2014 9:37 p.m.

Christy Bettis’ addiction to cocaine and methamphetamine sent her life into a long and painful tailspin that hit bottom in 2005.

Crash in Amboy kills motorcyclist

By Stevie Mathieu September 7, 2014 10:30 p.m.

A man driving a motorcycle was killed Sunday evening when his bike collided with a vehicle in Amboy, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Families enjoy final edition of popular Vancouver Sausage Fest

By Stevie Mathieu September 7, 2014 10:12 p.m.

The sausages sizzled, the carnival rides whirled and local acts performed for the last time at Vancouver Sausage Fest on Sunday.

Man killed when Amtrak train hits SUV in Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu September 7, 2014 1:21 p.m.

A man died this morning when an Amtrak passenger train collided with his car as he drove over the tracks on a private driveway in Vancouver's Old Evergreen Highway neighborhood.

Teen struck by car in Hazel Dell, critically injured

By Stevie Mathieu August 31, 2014 8:56 p.m.

A teenage boy suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car Sunday evening while walking on the sidewalk along Northwest 99th Street in Hazel Dell, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Panic! At The Disco frontman brings song, prizes to Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu August 31, 2014 8:29 p.m.

Max Andersen will have quite a story to tell when classes resume at Evergreen High School this week.

Boyfriend of slain Hillsboro woman arrested near La Center

By Stevie Mathieu August 31, 2014 1:12 p.m.

The boyfriend of a Hillsboro woman killed Friday was arrested Saturday evening near La Center by deputies from the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Police nab suspect in string of robberies

By Stevie Mathieu August 20, 2014 7:56 p.m.

The woman suspected of robbing an Orchards-area Columbia Bank branch June 26 and then fleeing in a microcar was apprehended Wednesday, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. She also was wanted in connection to six other robberies in Clark County.

Herd thinned to 1 on last day of Lacamas Valley Sheep Dog Trial

By Stevie Mathieu August 17, 2014 8:28 p.m.

Ten skittish lambs walked across the field as Andi the border collie followed behind, stopping to hunker down in the grass at her handler's command.

Fire causes $1.5 million in damage to Hazel Dell church

By Stevie Mathieu August 17, 2014 8:56 p.m.

A fire ripped through a Hazel Dell church early Sunday morning, causing an estimated $1.5 million in damage, and investigators are asking for any witnesses to come forward in the case, according to the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Suspect in child’s death arrested

By Stevie Mathieu August 13, 2014 3:41 p.m.

A woman accused of abusing a 2-year-old girl to the point of causing the baby's death and then not showing up for her trail was arrested Tuesday in Portland, and authorities say the woman may have been living in a Vancouver apartment for the past year.

Clark County Fair ends with a roar

By Stevie Mathieu August 10, 2014 9:53 p.m.

Reagan James' favorite word last week seemed to be "truck."

Shot fired, 1 arrested in Ridgefield altercation

By Stevie Mathieu August 10, 2014 9:19 p.m.

A woman was arrested Sunday after she allegedly assaulted her sister’s boyfriend, and the boyfriend fired a gunshot into the ground, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Man injured in Orchards-area fire dies

By Stevie Mathieu August 10, 2014 6:55 p.m.

The man critically injured last week in a two-alarm fire at his Orchards-area home has died, according to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Whipping through downtown on two wheels

By Stevie Mathieu July 27, 2014 9:38 p.m.

As people perused the farmers market or relaxed in the sun in downtown Vancouver, nearby bicycle racers zipped around corners, pedaling furiously.

Three injured in separate motorcycle crashes

By Stevie Mathieu July 27, 2014 9:27 p.m.

Three men sustained injuries in separate motorcycle crashes over the weekend in Southwest Washington.

Battle Ground man hurt in motorcycle crash

By Stevie Mathieu July 27, 2014 8:13 a.m.

A Battle Ground man sustained injuries in a motorcycle crash on state Highway 503 Saturday night when his bike left the roadway.

Vancouver man injured in Kelso motorcycle crash

By Stevie Mathieu July 27, 2014 8:02 a.m.

A Vancouver man was transported to the hospital in a Life Flight helicopter Saturday after his motorcycle left a southbound lane of Interstate 5 in Kelso and struck a barrier.

Several crashes reported amid stormy weather

By Patty Hastings , Stevie Mathieu and Sue Vorenberg July 23, 2014 11:21 p.m.

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.

Woman arrested after fight involving knife

By Stevie Mathieu July 20, 2014 8:44 p.m.

A woman was arrested early Sunday morning after a domestic violence altercation involving a knife, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Body discovered along Columbia River near Woodland

By Stevie Mathieu July 20, 2014 4:34 p.m.

Anglers found a person’s body along the banks of the Columbia River near Woodland, according to the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office.

88-year-old Salmon Creek man found safe

By Stevie Mathieu July 20, 2014 10:15 a.m.

An 88-year-old Salmon Creek man who drove away from his home on Friday was found safe in southern Oregon, the Clark County Sheriff's Office reported Sunday morning.

Man wounded in Vancouver officer-involved shooting

By Mark Bowder and Stevie Mathieu July 20, 2014 6:46 p.m.

A man who was allegedly threatening members of his family with a gun was shot by a police officer late Saturday night.