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.

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.