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.

July 4 gunshot into air hits man in arm

By Stevie Mathieu July 8, 2014 10:49 p.m.

A Vancouver man suffered a gunshot wound to his right forearm Friday night as he celebrated the Fourth of July holiday with friends at his home in the Orchards area, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Hot rods still cool

By Stevie Mathieu July 6, 2014 11:06 p.m.

Bob Robinson said he remembers the exact moment he fell in love with cars. He was 7 and heard the vroom of an engine and then spotted the red hot rod.

Vancouver man, 19, presumed drowned in reservoir

By Stevie Mathieu July 6, 2014 9:48 p.m.

A 19-year-old Vancouver man is believed to have drowned Sunday afternoon while swimming with friends in Yale Reservoir, according to the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office.

Police arrest 2 after beach argument turns physical

By Stevie Mathieu July 6, 2014 4:25 p.m.

A dispute over loud music early this morning along the Columbia River turned physical when the two men playing the music assaulted the people they were arguing with and threatened them with a gun, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

B.G. man injured Saturday in vehicle collision

By Stevie Mathieu July 6, 2014 7:53 a.m.

A Battle Ground man was hospitalized Saturday evening after a minivan crossed the center line on state Highway 503, striking his car and causing his car to hit a third vehicle, according to Washington State Patrol.

There's art in recycling

By Stevie Mathieu June 29, 2014 9:22 p.m.

Michelle Griffin wanted her husband to make her a planter box, but she soon realized he didn't have the time.

Man missing from boat presumed drowned

By Stevie Mathieu June 29, 2014 4:09 p.m.

A 25-year-old Battle Ground man who went missing Saturday night on the Columbia River is presumed drowned, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Heavy rain causes minor flooding in county

By Stevie Mathieu June 25, 2014 9:51 p.m.

Heavy rain caused flooding in some parts of Vancouver and Battle Ground Wednesday evening, as standing water flowed over roadways and into some buildings.

Catholics take to the streets of Vancouver

By Stevie Mathieu June 22, 2014 9:08 p.m.

The sun shone down on St. James Catholic Church on Sunday as the voices of a choir emanated onto 12th Street from inside the downtown Vancouver cathedral.

Woman dies in Rose Village apartment fire

By Stevie Mathieu June 22, 2014 8:43 p.m.

A 27-year-old woman who fell asleep with a lit cigarette died this morning after her apartment caught on fire in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood, according to Vancouver fire officials.

Food, brews, and dads

By Stevie Mathieu June 15, 2014 9:27 p.m.

Families out and about for Father's Day in downtown Vancouver didn't let an onslaught of rain ruin their plans to celebrate fatherhood.

Two people seriously injured in freeway ramp rollover

By Stevie Mathieu June 15, 2014 3:29 p.m.

Two people sustained serious injuries Sunday morning when an SUV rolled while taking a ramp from state Highway 500 to Interstate 205 in Vancouver.

Plankhouse speaker highlights native ties to region's land

By Stevie Mathieu June 8, 2014 9:11 p.m.

For many native people who have lived along the Columbia River and Pacific Northwest coasts, places have meaning.

Deputies: 1 dead, 1 injured in alcohol-related crash

By Stevie Mathieu June 8, 2014 7:50 a.m.

A man died and a woman was seriously injured Saturday night in a two-vehicle, hit-and-run crash in Salmon Creek that may have involved an intoxicated driver, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Alpacas shorn for summertime

By Stevie Mathieu June 1, 2014 9:37 p.m.

WOODLAND — Shearing wool from the 37 alpacas from the Columbia Mist Alpacas farm in Woodland is a sign of warmer days and new textile projects, its owners said Sunday. It will also keep the animals cooler this summer.

Boy saved from drowning in Ridgefield

By Stevie Mathieu June 1, 2014 10:45 p.m.

A 9-month-old boy nearly drowned in Ridgefield on Sunday afternoon but was likely saved by the quick action of his father, according to Clark County Fire & Rescue.

Off-duty firefighter assists after serious-injury crash

By Stevie Mathieu June 1, 2014 6:31 p.m.

An off-duty Clark County firefighter witnessed a hit-and-run vehicle crash early this morning in Beaverton in which a pickup truck collided with a motorcycle, seriously injuring the motorcycle’s driver, according to the Beaverton Police Department.

Dragon boats with a cause

By Stevie Mathieu May 25, 2014 8:45 p.m.

As colorfully painted dragon boats assembled Sunday at the starting line on Vancouver Lake, one team knew the waters particularly well.

Vancouver woman seriously injured in Oregon crash

By Stevie Mathieu May 25, 2014 6 p.m.

A Vancouver woman suffered serious injuries today after the car she was driving collided head-on with a pickup truck on Highway 26 west of Madras, Ore., according to Oregon State Police. Two passengers in her vehicle, one a Vancouver man, sustained minor injuries in the crash.

Teen suffers knife wound to neck at party

By Stevie Mathieu May 18, 2014 9:56 p.m.

A scuffle at a Vancouver house party early Sunday could have ended up being much worse if the knife wound on a 19-year-old man's throat had been deeper, police said.

Rain fails to keep plant lovers away

By Stevie Mathieu May 18, 2014 8:36 p.m.

Mother's Day has come and gone, and that means it's safe for gardeners to plant their favorite flowers, fruits and vegetables.

Riding the rails with Mom

By Stevie Mathieu May 11, 2014 9:18 p.m.

YACOLT — At first, Michael Back planned to take his mother, Shirley Back, to see the new "Spider-Man" movie on Sunday, but the warm weather changed his mind.

Man allegedly scares off teens with shotgun blast

By Stevie Mathieu May 11, 2014 5:28 p.m.

A Battle Ground man was arrested after he allegedly fired a gun early Sunday morning to scare off teens who were in his home, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Cooking contest at Camas High School serves up fun, funds for school grants

By Stevie Mathieu May 4, 2014 10:10 p.m.

CAMAS — Two Camas chefs faced off Sunday to prove who could make the tastiest, prettiest and most creative dishes in just 70 minutes.