Boxes of goodness: Troop members out selling Girl Scout Cookies

By Stevie Mathieu March 1, 2015 8:19 p.m.

SALMON CREEK — Girl Scout Troop 42561 has a history of helping others. Just within the last year, they've made blankets for cats and dogs at the Humane Society, donated about $500 to Share House and about $300 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and handed out cookies to patients at a veterans medical center.

Police swarm east Vancouver apartment complex

By Stevie Mathieu February 25, 2015 11:33 p.m.

Police swarmed the Autumn Chase Apartments complex in east Vancouver on Wednesday night after someone called the police department to say he had shot his father and was about to shoot his mother. A police officer on scene said the call sounded like a prank, but law enforcement officials still needed to investigate.

Crews control fire at a mobile home

By Stevie Mathieu February 24, 2015 9:49 p.m.

Firefighters battled the flames that ignited inside a single-story home Tuesday night at Acres Mobile Estates in east Vancouver.

Star treatment: Swag, limos, red carpet at Oscars watch party

By Stevie Mathieu February 22, 2015 9:53 p.m.

A limousine ride, photographers, a red carpet and even a man breathing fire greeted local VIPs outside Kiggins Theatre at what was likely the fanciest Oscars watch party in Vancouver on Sunday afternoon.

Man hurt in accidental shooting near Amboy

By Stevie Mathieu February 22, 2015 7:50 p.m.

A 27-year-old man was rushed to a hospital Sunday evening after an accidental shooting was reported outside of Amboy.

2 Oregon teens killed in Skamania County crash

By Stevie Mathieu February 22, 2015 7:46 p.m.

Two Oregon teens were killed Saturday in a three-vehicle collision near the Dog Mountain Trailhead in Skamania County, about 10 miles east of Stevenson.

Centenarians, and those soon to be, honored at party

By Stevie Mathieu February 15, 2015 8:35 p.m.

Esther Friberg said she wasn't sure of the exact secret to reaching the age of 101, soon to be 102. "I'm just a sturdy Swede," she said with a smile Sunday.

Fire damages two-story outbuilding in La Center

By Stevie Mathieu February 15, 2015 5:36 p.m.

A fire tore through a two-story outbuilding early Sunday morning in La Center, but emergency crews were able to extinguish the flames before the fire spread to a nearby home.

Woman with history of strokes reported missing

By Stevie Mathieu February 15, 2015 3:54 p.m.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office is trying to find a woman with a history of strokes who was reported missing by her family on Wednesday.

Oregon woman hurt in I-5 rollover in Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu February 15, 2015 8:44 p.m.

A woman was injured during a car crash this morning on Interstate 5 in Vancouver, and the Washington State Patrol says speeding and driving under the influence played a role in the incident.

Werewolf-themed Howl Con a fun look at genre

By Stevie Mathieu February 8, 2015 8:49 p.m.

Fantasy writer and New York Times best-selling author Carrie Vaughn said she once was taken aback while talking to a man about a werewolf named Kitty, the main character in one of her book series.

WSP: Man faces drug, eluding charges after car chase

By Stevie Mathieu February 8, 2015 8:46 p.m.

A Vancouver man was arrested on suspicion of methamphetamine possession and eluding police after he apparently took a car from a gas station in Kalama on Sunday afternoon and led officers on a chase through northern Clark County, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Vancouver man, 2 women hurt in crash

By Stevie Mathieu February 8, 2015 4:30 p.m.

A Vancouver man and two Cowlitz County women were injured in a head-on vehicle crash early Sunday morning on state Highway 411 about a mile north of Longview.

Vancouver couple's party a Super Bowl tradition

By Stevie Mathieu February 1, 2015 9:10 p.m.

A 30-year tradition continued Sunday for Butch and Roberta Bernhardt, who along with their friends and family excitedly watched from their home as the Seattle Seahawks played in another Super Bowl.

Woodland woman injured in car crash on I-5

By Stevie Mathieu February 1, 2015 4:58 p.m.

A Woodland woman was injured and transported to a hospital after the car she was driving spun out and hit a guardrail this afternoon on Interstate 5 just south of Woodland.

Suspicious object reported at courthouse; bomb squad finds no threat

By Stevie Mathieu January 25, 2015 10:29 p.m.

The Portland Metro Bomb Squad was dispatched to the Clark County Courthouse on Sunday afternoon to investigate a suspicious object next to the courthouse, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Seed swap, giveaway promotes food diversity

By Stevie Mathieu January 25, 2015 8:26 p.m.

BATTLE GROUND — With still months to go until peak gardening season, a group of about 60 people packed into the historic Venersborg Schoolhouse on Sunday afternoon to get their hands on some lesser-known seeds to add to their gardens.

Police: Driver stole car he rear-ended in Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu January 25, 2015 6:18 p.m.

Police searched Sunday for a man suspected of stealing a car in Portland and allegedly rear-ending and stealing a second car in Vancouver.

Vancouver artifacts on display at antiques show

By Stevie Mathieu January 18, 2015 8:48 p.m.

RIDGEFIELD — Visitors to the Clark County Antique & Collectible Show got a rare glimpse this weekend at how downtown Vancouver residents lived around the turn of the 20th century.

Fire damages home in Riverview neighborhood

By Stevie Mathieu January 14, 2015 10:05 p.m.

Firefighters snuffed out a house fire Wednesday night in Vancouver's Riverview neighborhood that apparently started in the home's bedroom.

Search for shirtless man shuts down I-5 Bridge

By Stevie Mathieu January 13, 2015 6:32 p.m.

Police closed down the Interstate 5 Bridge in both directions Monday night as they searched for a shirtless man who reportedly had been running through traffic in southbound lanes.

Strong-arm robbers beat man, take pot

By Stevie Mathieu January 11, 2015 10:02 p.m.

A man was attacked and his marijuana stolen Sunday afternoon just north of Westfield Vancouver mall.

Fire damages home, shed in west Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu January 11, 2015 12:52 p.m.

A fire that ignited in a shed, leapt up a tree and spread to a nearby house caused an estimated $25,000 in property damage Sunday morning in Vancouver.

Resolution Run: Showing resolve, savoring shivers

By Stevie Mathieu January 4, 2015 8:41 p.m.

As 8-year-old Olivia Easter warmed up Sunday in the hot tub after gliding down a slip-and-slide on a rainy, 42-degree morning, her dad walked up to her and gave her a high-five.

2nd suspect arrested in Amboy burglary, shootout

By Stevie Mathieu January 4, 2015 4:40 p.m.

A second suspect was arrested early Sunday morning for his alleged involvement in a burglary on Christmas Eve at an Amboy home that ended in a shootout with the homeowner. No one was injured in the shootout.

Small fire reported at Chief Umtuch Middle School

By Stevie Mathieu December 29, 2014 9:38 p.m.

A small fire ignited tonight in a science room at Chief Umtuch Middle School in Battle Ground and was quickly extinguished.

Stone Soup, Blanket Brigade volunteers help homeless

By Stevie Mathieu December 28, 2014 8:38 p.m.

At the end of each month, a group of volunteers provides free meals to downtown Vancouver's homeless, but their service extends beyond handing over a plate of hot food.

Wind, chilly temperatures headed to region

By Stevie Mathieu December 28, 2014 10:06 p.m.

Get ready for a windy cold snap. Brisk and blustery weather is coming to Southwest Washington this week, according to the National Weather Service, with temperatures possibly dipping into the low 20s. It’s expected to be the coldest weather of the season so far and could last though Wednesday.

Police: Slain Vancouver woman was sex trafficking victim

By Stevie Mathieu December 28, 2014 4:14 p.m.

The Vancouver woman found dead Friday morning at a Portland hotel had been a victim of sex trafficking, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

Police: Smart car driver hits fire truck, flees

By Stevie Mathieu December 21, 2014 6:23 p.m.

A Portland woman was arrested early Sunday morning in Clark County after she allegedly drove a Smart car through a red light, collided with a fire truck and fled the scene.

Runners take big steps for Courtyard Village residents

By Stevie Mathieu December 21, 2014 5:40 p.m.

The community support continued Sunday morning for the Courtyard Village Apartment residents who have been told to vacate their homes.

Good Samaritan struck on I-205 has died

By Stevie Mathieu December 21, 2014 5:04 p.m.

The Camas man struck by a minivan earlier this month on Interstate 205 as he stopped to help the victim of a hit-and-run crash has died.

Pedestrian hit by car while crossing 99th Street

By Stevie Mathieu December 9, 2014 6 a.m.

A man crossing Northeast 99th Street in Hazel Dell was hit by a car Tuesday evening and taken to the hospital with a possible head injury.

Youth worker arrested on suspicion of child sex abuse

By Stevie Mathieu December 8, 2014 8:44 p.m.

A youth worker who volunteered at two Vancouver churches was arrested Sunday on suspicion of child sex abuse, and police are asking to speak with anyone who might have information about him.

Body found in Columbia River identified

By Stevie Mathieu December 8, 2014 8:42 p.m.

The Clark County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the body found Friday in the Columbia River as that of a Vancouver man.

Pedestrian struck by car, killed in Vancouver

By Lauren Dake and Stevie Mathieu December 8, 2014 10:56 p.m.

Pedestrian Anita Walters, 57, was killed Monday morning in Vancouver after a man who had been driving erratically through the city struck her with his car, according to police.

Intoxicated driving suspected in rollover crash

By Stevie Mathieu December 7, 2014 8:49 p.m.

A Ridgefield man was injured after his car rolled early Sunday morning on state Highway 500 in Vancouver.

2 seriously injured in collision that closed I-205

By Stevie Mathieu December 7, 2014 8:43 p.m.

A Battle Ground man and a good Samaritan who stopped to help him were seriously injured Sunday morning in related vehicle crashes on Interstate 205 in Vancouver. The incidents closed northbound lanes of the freeway for several hours and sent police searching for a driver who fled the scene.

Man captured near Pearson Field after police chase

By Stevie Mathieu December 3, 2014 9:31 a.m.

Vancouver police helped law enforcement from Portland apprehend a suspected car thief Tuesday night after a chase through parts of west Vancouver.

Hot Buttered Run draws hundreds into the cold

By Stevie Mathieu November 30, 2014 4:58 p.m.

Sue Moir said there were plenty of reasons to walk a 5K through Vancouver on Sunday morning: because she's 61, she gets to see friends and it's good for her health.

Fire damages auto shop in Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu November 30, 2014 1:04 p.m.

A fire inside an auto detailing shop on Vancouver's Main Street caused more than $40,000 in damage this morning.

Fire damages garage of home in North Image neighborhood

By Stevie Mathieu November 25, 2014 8:04 p.m.

A fire ignited in the attached garage of a Vancouver house Tuesday evening, and firefighters were able to extinguish the flames shortly after arriving on scene.

Battle Ground teen donates 300 Christmas boxes of toys, supplies

By Stevie Mathieu November 23, 2014 7:53 p.m.

BRUSH PRAIRIE — The boxes full of toys, school supplies and candy began to stack up in Sierra Swearingen's Battle Ground home: first in her parents' room, then her own.

House fire displaces family in Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu November 23, 2014 4:17 p.m.

A house fire displaced two adults and a child Saturday night in Vancouver’s Burnt Bridge Creek neighborhood, according to the American Red Cross.

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.