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Man dies in fight at Salmon Creek motel

January 28, 2023, 12:16pm Clark County News

A man died in a fight Friday night at the Sunnyside Motel in Salmon Creek. A suspect was arrested. Read story

Jury in Warren Forrest murder trial hears recording of accused speaking of motivation for attacks

January 27, 2023, 5:24pm Clark County News

Suspected serial killer Warren Forrest told a parole board in 2014 his crimes in the 1970s weren’t about killing, they were about acting out his sexual desires, jurors heard Friday… Read story

Suspected serial killer Warren Forrest, left, sits with his defense lawyer, Sean Downs, as the image of Martha Morrison is projected onto the screen during opening statements in his murder trial at the Clark County Courthouse on Tuesday morning.

Witnesses in Warren Forrest trial recount finding victim’s body

Suspected serial killer Warren Forrest, left, sits with his defense lawyer, Sean Downs, as the image of Martha Morrison is projected onto the screen during opening statements in his murder trial at the Clark County Courthouse on Tuesday morning.

January 26, 2023, 6:51pm Clark County News

It was the early morning of Oct. 12, 1974, when three men set out to hunt in Dole Valley in eastern Clark County. Read story

The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

Vancouver man accused of beating man with cinder block

The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

January 26, 2023, 6:02pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man is accused of beating another man with a cinder block so badly he was in the ICU for several days and needed a metal plate inserted in his skull. Read story

Alki Middle School in Felida is in Vancouver Public Schools.

Lawsuits target Vancouver Public Schools, ex-janitor convicted of 137 counts of voyeurism

Alki Middle School in Felida is in Vancouver Public Schools.

January 26, 2023, 5:05pm Clark County News

Two lawsuits were filed Thursday against Vancouver Public Schools and James Mattson, a former school janitor who was sentenced to 10 years in prison last Friday in the state’s largest-ever voyeurism case. Read story

Four people were hurt in a crash after a car went off Boulder Creek Road and ended up partially submerged in Boulder Creek.

Four people injured when car ends up partially submerged in Boulder Creek

Four people were hurt in a crash after a car went off Boulder Creek Road and ended up partially submerged in Boulder Creek.

January 26, 2023, 8:45am Clark County News

Four people were injured when a vehicle went off the road and ended up partially submerged in Boulder Creek near the Jones Creek trailhead in rural Clark County northeast of Washougal, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Read story

Suspected serial killer Warren Forrest listens during his cold-case murder trial at the Clark County Courthouse on Tuesday.

Warren Forrest trial: Camas woman describes surviving harrowing attack

Suspected serial killer Warren Forrest listens during his cold-case murder trial at the Clark County Courthouse on Tuesday.

January 25, 2023, 6:07pm Clark County News

“Three steps, rest. Three steps, rest. Three steps, rest.” Read story

The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

Camas man accused in assault, drive-by shooting

The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

January 25, 2023, 2:00pm Clark County News

A Camas man is accused of shooting into a truck full of people, including a former girlfriend, after an early morning drug deal went wrong. Read story

Starr Lara poses for a portrait July 12 on a bridge where some of her sister's belongings were found. Convicted killer Warren L. Forrest is suspected in connection with the disappearance of Lara's sister, Jamie Grissim, in 1971.

Missing teen’s sister hopes for conviction in Warren Forrest trial

Starr Lara poses for a portrait July 12 on a bridge where some of her sister's belongings were found. Convicted killer Warren L. Forrest is suspected in connection with the disappearance of Lara's sister, Jamie Grissim, in 1971.

January 24, 2023, 7:45pm Clark County News

Starr Lara has accepted she will probably never see justice for her sister, Jamie Grissim, who was a 16-year-old student at Fort Vancouver High School when she disappeared Dec. 7, 1971. Read story

Suspected serial killer Warren Forrest leaves the courtroom after jury selection in his 1974 cold-case murder trial at the Clark County Courthouse on Tuesday morning.

Painful memories on display as Warren Forrest murder trial gets underway

Suspected serial killer Warren Forrest leaves the courtroom after jury selection in his 1974 cold-case murder trial at the Clark County Courthouse on Tuesday morning.

January 24, 2023, 6:30pm Clark County News

Old, painful memories surfaced Tuesday as witnesses took the stand in suspected serial killer Warren Forrest’s 1974 cold-case murder trial in Clark County Superior Court. Read story