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Columbian Metro Editor

A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen here in the gear room of Fire Station 2 (The Columbian files)

Three families displaced by Sunday evening fire at Orchards apartment

A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen here in the gear room of Fire Station 2 (The Columbian files)

August 14, 2022, 10:12pm Clark County News

Three families were displaced by a Sunday evening fire in a Vancouver apartment complex, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. Read story

John Horch and Rey Reynolds will face off in the general election for Clark County Sheriff.

Horch, Reynolds leading in race for Clark County Sheriff

John Horch and Rey Reynolds will face off in the general election for Clark County Sheriff.

August 2, 2022, 8:31pm Clark County News

Clark County sheriff candidates John Horch and Rey Reynolds will advance to the general election in initial results from Tuesday's primary election that showed a sales tax measure for body cameras and other law enforcement programs receiving strong support. Read story

In May, a lot number with the letter "S" is seen on a vehicle at Triple J Towing to indicate it is stolen in the company's Vancouver impound lot.

Clark County team recovers stolen cars, makes arrests

In May, a lot number with the letter "S" is seen on a vehicle at Triple J Towing to indicate it is stolen in the company's Vancouver impound lot.

June 27, 2022, 3:47pm Clark County News

A high intensity effort to address a surge in stolen vehicle cases in Clark County has led to the arrest of 32 people on 46 new charges and the recovery of 19 stolen vehicles — including one returned to the owner 30 minutes after it was taken. Read story

Crews from a Vancouver Fire Department fireboat rescue a man from the Columbia River on Monday afternoon.

Vancouver fireboat rescues man from swift-flowing Columbia River

Crews from a Vancouver Fire Department fireboat rescue a man from the Columbia River on Monday afternoon.

June 22, 2022, 9:12pm Clark County News

The crew of a Vancouver Fire Department’s Fireboat 1 Discovery battled strong currents to rescue a man who had jumped off the Interstate 5 Bridge into the Columbia River on Wednesday, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. Read story

Norman Smith, a 17-year-old male missing since 5/12/2022.

Public’s help sought in finding missing Vancouver boy

Norman Smith, a 17-year-old male missing since 5/12/2022.

June 15, 2022, 5:30pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public's assistance locating a 17-year-old boy who has been missing since May. Read story

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One dead after shooting in home north of Battle Ground

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June 14, 2022, 7:38am Clark County News

One person is dead after a shooting Monday night at a home north of Battle Ground, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Read story

The Columbia River swamps parts of Frenchman's Bar Regional Park on Monday as the river, swollen with snowmelt and last week's heavy rains, reached flood stage in Vancouver.

Columbia River reaches flood stage in Vancouver

The Columbia River swamps parts of Frenchman's Bar Regional Park on Monday as the river, swollen with snowmelt and last week's heavy rains, reached flood stage in Vancouver.

June 13, 2022, 1:29pm Clark County News

The Columbia River overtopped its banks in Vancouver on Monday as the impact of melting shows and days of heavy rain works its way through the Columbia River watershed. Read story

Water from the Columbia River covers a portion of the Waterfront Renaissance Trail near the Columbia Shores Condominiums in Vancouver late Sunday morning. As of noon Sunday, the Columbia was at 15.56 feet, and forecasters predict the river will approach 16 feet until late Wednesday morning. Minor flooding of islands and low-lying areas is expected, as well as flooding of some riverside paths.

Flood watch issued for Columbia River from Vancouver to Longview

Water from the Columbia River covers a portion of the Waterfront Renaissance Trail near the Columbia Shores Condominiums in Vancouver late Sunday morning. As of noon Sunday, the Columbia was at 15.56 feet, and forecasters predict the river will approach 16 feet until late Wednesday morning. Minor flooding of islands and low-lying areas is expected, as well as flooding of some riverside paths.

June 12, 2022, 1:14pm Clark County News

Unusually heavy rain this week and a melting snowpack have pushed the Columbia River to near flood stage from Vancouver to Longview, according to the National Weather Service. Read story

Flood warning issued for Columbia River between Vancouver and Kelso

June 11, 2022, 5:35am Clark County News

The National Weather Service is predicting high flows on the Columbia River through at least early next week as a result of a series of warm, wet weather systems passing through the area. Read story

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Monday evening earthquake rattles much of Clark County

This map from the U.S.

June 6, 2022, 9:02pm Clark County News

A small earthquake rattled parts of east Clark County on Monday evening, causing no damage but prompting numerous calls to emergency dispatchers. Read story