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Columbian Local News Editor

A Clark County Sheriff's vehicle is decorated in honor of Sgt. Jeremy Brown outside ilani casino Aug. 3.

Vancouver man to serve more than 17 years for role in gun-trafficking connected to sheriff’s deputy’s murder

A Clark County Sheriff's vehicle is decorated in honor of Sgt. Jeremy Brown outside ilani casino Aug. 3.

April 25, 2024, 7:30pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man was sentenced April 18 to more than 17 years in prison for his role in helping to sell stolen firearms in the trafficking scheme that led to the 2021 fatal shooting of Clark County sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Brown. Read story

The Vancouver Fire Department was called to help Vancouver police at 6 p.m. Saturday with a man on the roof of Little Conejo, 114 W. Sixth St. The man then climbed out onto communication wires above the street.

Man dangling from communication wires falls onto fire engine, prompts street closure in downtown Vancouver

The Vancouver Fire Department was called to help Vancouver police at 6 p.m. Saturday with a man on the roof of Little Conejo, 114 W. Sixth St. The man then climbed out onto communication wires above the street.

March 24, 2024, 11:17am Clark County News

First responders Saturday evening shut down a portion of West Sixth Street in downtown Vancouver for a man who climbed out onto communication wires and dangled from them for nearly an hour. Read story

A previously taken photo of a 2001 black Ford F-150 that was reported stolen Saturday from a Hockinson house where a woman was fatally shot. The pickup has Washington license plates C73655Y. The Clark County Sheriff's Office said the occupants of the pickup should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who locates the pickup should call 911 and not approach the vehicle.

Woman shot, killed in apparent burglary at Hockinson house; Clark County deputies searching for stolen pickup

A previously taken photo of a 2001 black Ford F-150 that was reported stolen Saturday from a Hockinson house where a woman was fatally shot. The pickup has Washington license plates C73655Y. The Clark County Sheriff's Office said the occupants of the pickup should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who locates the pickup should call 911 and not approach the vehicle.

March 24, 2024, 10:32am Clark County News

A woman was found fatally shot inside her Hockinson house Saturday in an apparent burglary in which a pickup was stolen, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Read story

Clark County sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a man who they say appeared to have a gun while responding to a welfare check early Tuesday morning in Brush Prairie. The shooting was captured on the deputies’ body-worn cameras, the sheriff’s office said. Five deputies were placed on critical incident leave, which is standard protocol.

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Clark County sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a man who they say appeared to have a gun while responding to a welfare check early Tuesday morning in Brush Prairie. The shooting was captured on the deputies’ body-worn cameras, the sheriff’s office said. Five deputies were placed on critical incident leave, which is standard protocol.

February 29, 2024, 3:17pm Clark County News

Three Clark County sheriff’s deputies who fatally shot a man Feb. 20 at a property in Brush Prairie have previously been involved in fatal use-of-force incidents. Read story

Clark County hunkers down in anticipation of ice storm

January 16, 2024, 6:10pm Clark County News

Some Clark County residents saw the start of freezing rain late this afternoon as a much-anticipated ice storm hits Southwest Washington. Read story

Marc Anthony Bru, 43, pictured in the mob of insurrectionists Jan. 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol. A federal judge found the Vancouver man guilty of seven charges in connection with that day. (Photo contributed by the U.S.

Two Clark County men are among hundreds convicted in Jan. 6 riots

Marc Anthony Bru, 43, pictured in the mob of insurrectionists Jan. 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol. A federal judge found the Vancouver man guilty of seven charges in connection with that day. (Photo contributed by the U.S.

January 6, 2024, 6:01am Clark County News

Two Clark County men were among the hundreds of people convicted in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol. Read story

MJ Joker, 20, of Portland makes a first appearance Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on a warrant for attempted first-degree murder. Joker is accused of shooting a family member of a woman he had dated. A judge set his bail at $1.5 million in that case.

Portland man accused in Nov. 30 shooting in east Vancouver; victim was shot 6 times

MJ Joker, 20, of Portland makes a first appearance Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on a warrant for attempted first-degree murder. Joker is accused of shooting a family member of a woman he had dated. A judge set his bail at $1.5 million in that case.

December 26, 2023, 6:36pm Clark County News

A Portland man is accused in a Nov. 30 shooting at an east Vancouver apartment complex. Investigators say he shot the cousin of a woman he had dated as retaliation for their breakup and her moving away. Read story

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Man’s burning body found on downtown Vancouver sidewalk; police say no foul play suspected

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December 20, 2023, 1:06pm Clark County News

Vancouver police are investigating after a man’s burning body was found early Wednesday morning on a sidewalk in downtown Vancouver. No foul play is suspected at this time. Read story

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Bail set at $1.05 million for suspect in Vancouver shootings; Records state man asked for return of military-style guns

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December 15, 2023, 5:07pm Clark County News

A judge set bail at $1.05 million for a Vancouver man accused of shooting vehicles outside a Clark County sheriff’s deputy’s home and at a second home earlier this month, and pointing a gun at two pedestrians in September. Read story

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Clark County Sheriff’s Office: Man climbed into Hazel Dell Starbucks’ ceiling, flooding business, damaging salon next door

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December 6, 2023, 5:34pm Business

A man was arrested Wednesday morning after Clark County sheriff’s deputies say he climbed into the ceiling of a Starbucks Coffee store in Hazel Dell, flooding the business and damaging a Great Clips hair salon next door. Read story