Duplex heavily damaged by fire early Sunday

By Stevie Mathieu July 5, 2015 9:09 a.m.

Firefighters continued to battle numerous blazes overnight Saturday and into the early morning hours Sunday, responding to a duplex fire, a few reports of outbuilding fires and many grass and bark-dust fires.

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.

Lilac Days begins, in all its Glory

By Stevie Mathieu April 19, 2015 8:52 p.m.

WOODLAND — Carol Keffeler's 89-year-old mother didn't feel up to exploring the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens on Sunday afternoon.

Man critically injured when car hits tree

By Stevie Mathieu April 13, 2015 10:15 p.m.

A Vancouver man was hospitalized early Saturday morning after the car he was driving crashed into a tree in the median on Mill Plain Boulevard.

Backyard chickens for fun, not profit

By Stevie Mathieu April 12, 2015 8:32 p.m.

When Lisa Rapalus started raising egg-laying hens at her home in the Battle Ground area, there was a lot about chicken behavior she didn't know.

ATV driver arrested after chase through Hazel Dell

By Stevie Mathieu April 9, 2015 10:44 p.m.

A Vancouver man driving an all-terrain vehicle led Clark County sheriff's deputies on a chase through the streets of Hazel Dell on Thursday night.

Daniel Seavey eliminated on 'American Idol'  

By Stevie Mathieu April 1, 2015 8:55 p.m.

The “American Idol” journey ended Wednesday night for Vancouver’s Daniel Seavey, and his fate in the singing competition came down to a live, five-minute vote on social media.

Clark County Jail inmate dies of apparent suicide

By Stevie Mathieu March 30, 2015 9:38 p.m.

A Clark County Jail inmate died today of an apparent suicide, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Celebrating 10 years at Cathlapotle Plankhouse

By Stevie Mathieu March 29, 2015 9:35 p.m.

RIDGEFIELD — When volunteers showed up at the Cathlapotle Plankhouse on Sunday afternoon, this time it wasn't to work.

Utility-room fire damages Battle Ground house

By Stevie Mathieu March 29, 2015 5:03 p.m.

Firefighters battled a fire early Sunday morning that started in the utility room of a Battle Ground home.

Officials identify Larch inmate who died of apparent suicide

By Stevie Mathieu March 29, 2015 3:58 p.m.

The Department of Corrections has released the name of the inmate at Larch Corrections Center who died Saturday in what officials are describing as an apparent suicide.

Brainstorming games at GameStorm convention

By Stevie Mathieu March 22, 2015 9:45 p.m.

They were the underdogs.

Fire damages cabinet shop near La Center

By Stevie Mathieu March 22, 2015 1:32 p.m.

A fire in a cabinet shop in rural La Center caused more than $120,000 in damage by the time it was extinguished Sunday morning.

Description of suspect in Saturday's Vancouver shooting released

By Stevie Mathieu March 19, 2015 3:13 p.m.

Detectives have released a description of the suspect in a Saturday morning shooting in central Vancouver that left a man with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

Bounty of 'Bow the Knee'

By Stevie Mathieu March 15, 2015 9:05 p.m.

When "Bow the Knee" started 12 years ago, it was a small musical about the crucifixion of Jesus performed one Sunday morning before about 250 people at Liberty Bible Church of the Nazarene in Salmon Creek.

Daniel Seavey's in the top 12 on "American Idol"  

By Stevie Mathieu March 11, 2015 8:15 p.m.

Vancouver's Daniel Seavey is one of only 12 contestants left on this year's season of "American Idol" on Fox.

Vancouver man involved in I-5 crash

By Stevie Mathieu March 8, 2015 9:26 p.m.

A Vancouver man was one of 10 people involved Saturday in a five-vehicle crash in north Portland that critically injured a 7-year-old girl.

Opera the Great is great fun

By Stevie Mathieu March 8, 2015 7:53 p.m.

The Kiggins Theatre auditorium was quiet for a moment. Then, a man in a red opera costume strutted down the center aisle.

Man hurt in I-205 rollover crash

By Stevie Mathieu March 8, 2015 7:39 a.m.

A man was injured in a crash Saturday night when the car he was driving rolled on the freeway ramp from eastbound state Highway 500 to southbound Interstate 205 in Vancouver, according to the Washington State Patrol.

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.