Dog rescued from steep hillside, brambles

By Stevie Mathieu August 2, 2015 9:25 p.m.

A firefighter and an animal control officer helped rescue a dog named Penny from a patch of blackberry bushes Sunday morning.

Homicide in Battle Ground results in arrest

By Stevie Mathieu August 2, 2015 6:09 p.m.

Battle Ground police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after someone was killed late Saturday.

Female's body recovered from Columbia River

By Stevie Mathieu August 2, 2015 12:02 p.m.

A body was recovered from the Columbia River on Sunday morning, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Woman, 87, found safe after going missing near Trout Lake

By Stevie Mathieu August 2, 2015 11:45 a.m.

An 87-year-old woman reported missing Thursday in the Sawtooth Berry Fields near Trout Lake was found in good condition Sunday morning about 2 miles from where she disappeared, according to the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office.

Brush fire burns close to homes near Livingston quarry

By Stevie Mathieu July 30, 2015 10:35 p.m.

Firefighters are battling a brush fire tonight near the Livingston rock quarry in east Clark County, and nearby residents were warned to prepare for a possible evacuation.

Body of missing fisherman recovered at Lacamas Lake

By Stevie Mathieu July 27, 2015 4:13 p.m.

The body of a fisherman who went missing last week was found this afternoon in the southeast end of Lacamas Lake, according to the Camas Police Department.

Felida road closes after water main breaks

By Stevie Mathieu July 26, 2015 10:37 p.m.

A busted water main Sunday night cracked pavement and sent water streaming over Northwest 36th Street in Felida, leading to the road’s closure.

Gardens as green as can be

By Stevie Mathieu July 26, 2015 7:44 p.m.

When gardener Wanda Wilson weeded the front yard of her Vancouver home two years ago, she uprooted an estimated 600 pounds of weeds. Something had to change, she thought.

Police arrest man after two-hour standoff in Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu July 26, 2015 9:23 p.m.

Police were locked in a two-hour standoff Sunday afternoon with a man who reportedly ran naked through Vancouver’s Ogden neighborhood with a knife.

Police: Man shot by stepson in east Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu July 21, 2015 9:13 p.m.

The Vancouver Police Department is investigating a shooting in the Image neighborhood that wounded a man.

Man, 73, hurt in 20-foot fall on hiking trail

By Stevie Mathieu July 19, 2015 10:36 p.m.

A 73-year-old man was injured Saturday when he fell about 20 feet off of a hiking trail near Middle Falls on the Lewis River in Skamania County.

Rural Heritage Fair celebrates county's roots

By Stevie Mathieu July 19, 2015 8:30 p.m.

RIDGEFIELD — Kids at the Rural Heritage Fair on Sunday got a glimpse at what their chores might have been like had they grown up on a farm about 100 years ago.

Wildfire burning northeast of Woodland

By Stevie Mathieu July 19, 2015 8:54 p.m.

A wildfire burned through at least 40 acres of brush and forest Sunday northeast of Woodland.

Vancouver home damaged in 2-alarm fire

By Stevie Mathieu July 19, 2015 8:31 p.m.

A two-alarm house fire caused an estimated $150,000 in damage and displaced five people Sunday evening in Vancouver’s Old Evergreen Highway neighborhood.

Man, 3-year-old boy injured in crash off Highway 14

By Stevie Mathieu July 13, 2015 9:28 p.m.

A Camas man and a 3-year-old boy were injured Monday afternoon in a vehicle crash in Vancouver.

Train hits tractor-trailer near Camas

By Stevie Mathieu July 13, 2015 6:48 p.m.

A BNSF Railway train struck a tractor-trailer Monday afternoon near the Camas-Washougal border. Nobody was injured.

Garden art galore at Brush Prairie event

By Stevie Mathieu July 12, 2015 8:56 p.m.

BRUSH PRAIRIE — Cheryl Hazen's mosaic-making journey started with a six-foot table that once belonged to her husband's grandparents.

Portland man injured in rollover crash on Highway 14

By Stevie Mathieu July 12, 2015 6:45 p.m.

A Portland man was taken to a hospital late Sunday morning after the pickup he was driving rolled on state Highway 14 near South Lieser Road in Vancouver.

Horseshoe Fire in Gifford Pinchot grows larger

By Stevie Mathieu July 5, 2015 9:23 p.m.

A wildfire grew to about 250 acres over the weekend on the west side of Mount Adams in the Mount Adams Wilderness of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Police activity closes Leverich Park, suspect caught

By Stevie Mathieu July 5, 2015 5:27 p.m.

Police closed Leverich Park in Vancouver for about an hour this afternoon while responding to a reported disturbance with a gun.

Fireworks cause duplex fire early Sunday in Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu July 5, 2015 2:13 p.m.

Fireworks caused a blaze that destroyed most of a duplex early Sunday morning in east Vancouver, causing about $400,000 in damage to the building and residents' belongings, according to the Vancouver Fire Marshal's Office.

Fireworks shoppers thrilled to burn through the bucks

By Stevie Mathieu June 28, 2015 9:43 p.m.

HAZEL DELL — Ed McGrath loaded up three shopping carts Sunday with fireworks worth about $1,900. His Fourth of July shopping wasn't done yet.

Dog shot, killed in Woodland burglary

By Stevie Mathieu June 28, 2015 4:40 p.m.

A masked gunman reportedly shot and killed a dog and fired at the dog’s owner Saturday during an apparent burglary in Woodland. Police hope the public can help them find a person of interest in the case.

Man arrested after high-speed chase in north Clark County

By Stevie Mathieu June 28, 2015 4:04 p.m.

A man was arrested Sunday morning in Vancouver after he allegedly led police on a vehicle chase through north Clark County in a stolen pickup truck.

Tractor-trailer rolls on I-5, two hurt

By Stevie Mathieu June 28, 2015 1:41 p.m.

Two people were injured Sunday morning when a tractor-trailer rolled on Interstate 5 near state Highway 502 south of Ridgefield, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Brush fire closes lane of Highway 14

By Stevie Mathieu June 24, 2015 10:34 p.m.

At least one lane of eastbound state Highway 14 was closed Wednesday evening as firefighters battled a brush fire along the side of the roadway.

After the race, a cold one

By Stevie Mathieu June 21, 2015 6:19 p.m.

Many athletes who crossed the Vancouver USA Marathon or half-marathon finish line on Sunday soon rewarded themselves with a beer.

Man allegedly stabs acquaintance in Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu June 21, 2015 5:52 p.m.

A man was arrested Sunday morning after he allegedly stabbed an acquaintance and fled the scene on a bicycle, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Community leader McCallister dies at 75

By Stevie Mathieu June 21, 2015 4:21 p.m.

Longtime Fruit Valley resident and community activist Edward "Lee" McCallister died Saturday morning at the age of 75.

WSP: Fatal crash caused by pickup crossing center line

By Stevie Mathieu June 21, 2015 7:46 a.m.

The head-on crash between a pickup an a minivan that killed three people Saturday night in Skamania County was caused when the pickup crossed the center line on state Highway 14, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Man dies in motorcycle crash at Evergreen High School

By Stevie Mathieu June 14, 2015 8:55 p.m.

A man was killed this evening when his motorcycle collided with a car in front of Evergreen High School in Vancouver, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Flag Day ceremony stirs emotions, patriotism

By Stevie Mathieu June 14, 2015 7:27 p.m.

The U.S. flag that Air Force veteran Aaron Kraft showed the crowd Sunday during the 2015 Flag Day at Fort Vancouver ceremony was more special to him than any of the other dozen flags ever given to him.

Another scorcher on tap for today in Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu June 8, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Today is going to be another hot one, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a public advisory about the potential dangers associated with the heat.

WSP investigates pair of crashes near Battle Ground

By Stevie Mathieu June 7, 2015 10:07 p.m.

A crash north of Battle Ground between two motorcycles injured two men Sunday.

Ed Lynch: Farewell to a community hero

By Stevie Mathieu June 7, 2015 9:08 p.m.

Clark County not only said goodbye to Ed Lynch on Sunday, it said thank you.

Teen drowns while swimming across Lewis River

By Stevie Mathieu June 7, 2015 9:50 p.m.

A teenage boy is missing and presumed drowned after trying to swim across the Lewis River with two other boys Sunday afternoon.

Police officer in Woodland shoots, kills 58-year-old man

By Stevie Mathieu June 7, 2015 2:38 p.m.

A man was shot by a Woodland police officer early Sunday morning after the Woodland Police Department responded to a call about a person who was armed.

Man, 85, missing, last seen in Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu June 3, 2015 9:47 p.m.

An 85-year-old man who police say may have memory problems went missing this afternoon in Vancouver.

Woman escapes major injuries in rollover crash

By Stevie Mathieu May 31, 2015 8:07 p.m.

A Milwaukie, Ore., woman escaped major injuries Sunday when the vehicle she was driving rolled on state Highway 500 in Vancouver.

Bus drivers' skills tested at C-Tran bus Roadeo

By Stevie Mathieu May 31, 2015 8:04 p.m.

C-Tran bus operator Richard "Mac" McHugh sipped his coffee Sunday afternoon as he sat behind the wheel of a 35-foot-long transit bus and looked out over a parking lot dotted with tennis balls, traffic cones and barrels.

Medics carry injured woman, canine off Dog Mountain

By Stevie Mathieu May 25, 2015 10:04 p.m.

She had a hurt ankle; he had injured paws. Both got a lift back to the trailhead Monday after getting into trouble while hiking on Dog Mountain in the Columbia River Gorge.

Interest in Iris hybrids steers group to Washougal

By Stevie Mathieu May 24, 2015 9:22 p.m.

WASHOUGAL — Jan Sacks was used to seeing her crossbred iris plants sprout up in Massachusetts, where she creates flower hybrids, but when she saw her breeds blooming on the Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, she said something was different.

1 hurt on I-205 in multiple-vehicle crash

By Stevie Mathieu May 5, 2015 11:02 p.m.

One person was injured in a multiple-vehicle crash tonight in the southbound lanes of Interstate 205 near Northeast 18th Street in Vancouver.

At tattoo convention, ink meets skin to tell personal stories

By Stevie Mathieu May 3, 2015 9:51 p.m.

RIDGEFIELD — As a woman pierced Cecilia Flores’ calf with a tattoo machine on Sunday afternoon, Flores clutched the hand of her husband, Travis Register, who was enduring hour seven of his own tattoo.

Man treated at hospital after mobile-home fire

By Stevie Mathieu May 3, 2015 4:50 p.m.

A fire that ignited inside a Vancouver mobile home early Sunday morning sent one man to the hospital and caused about $200,000 worth of property damage.

Police interrupt Hazel Dell burglary, arrest 1

By Stevie Mathieu May 3, 2015 7:48 a.m.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies captured a wanted sex offender early Sunday morning after he allegedly triggered a silent alarm while trying to break into a Hazel Dell convenience store, according to the sheriff’s office.

Chasing waterfalls around Clark County

By Stevie Mathieu May 3, 2015 6 a.m.

Here are eight waterfalls in Clark County that are accessible by hike or car.

Downtown Camas cleanup connects volunteers to their city

By Stevie Mathieu April 26, 2015 7:12 p.m.

CAMAS — As Adrianna Glover drove her family home last year after a volunteer event to beautify downtown Camas, she said, one of her daughters paused to reflect on their hometown.

Man held on suspicion of attempted rape

By Stevie Mathieu April 19, 2015 11:02 p.m.

A man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly tried to rape a woman who was walking on the Burnt Bridge Creek trail in Vancouver, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Shooting victim in serious condition

By Stevie Mathieu April 19, 2015 10:58 p.m.

A 47-year-old Camas man was in serious condition in a hospital Sunday after he was reportedly shot by his girlfriend in the Barberton area, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.