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Suspect in high-speed chase appears in court

September 22, 2020, 10:33am Clark County News

The suspect who allegedly rammed a pursuing patrol car during a high-speed chase on state Highway 14 last week made an initial court appearance Tuesday. Read story

‘Really big break’ for Brent Luyster’s son in assault case

September 18, 2020, 5:44pm Courts & Crime

In a written plea statement, the teenage son and namesake of convicted triple murderer Brent Luyster told a judge Friday that he believes charges brought against him in an assault… Read story

Owner of Vancouver barbershop accused of threats

September 23, 2020, 7:04pm Clark County News

The owner of a Vancouver barbershop is accused of threatening, spitting on and using derogatory names toward people protesting Sunday outside a nearby church in support of the LGBTQ community. Read story

Vancouver man accused in stabbing at gas station

September 22, 2020, 5:04pm Clark County News

A 34-year-old Vancouver man is accused of stabbing a man Saturday night at a gas station in Vancouver’s Lincoln neighborhood. Read story

Superior Court Commissioner Liebman dies

September 22, 2020, 1:52pm Clark County News

Clark County Superior Court Commissioner Dayann M. Liebman died Thursday. She was 69. Read story

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center is seen here in Vancouver on Wednesday morning, Sept. 4, 2019.

Solutions sought as Clark County Jail population climbs

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center is seen here in Vancouver on Wednesday morning, Sept. 4, 2019.

September 18, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Criminal justice officials met Wednesday to discuss the increasing inmate population at the Clark County Jail. The jail chief noted that more than 90 percent of those in custody are felons who cannot be released under criteria set earlier this year due to COVID-19. Read story

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High-speed chase on Highway 14 ends with crash, arrest

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September 17, 2020, 9:30pm Clark County News

A high-speed chase on state Highway 14 late Thursday afternoon ended after the fleeing driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed while trying to ram a pursuing patrol car, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Read story

Appeals court overturns child sex sting conviction

September 16, 2020, 5:21pm Clark County News

A Portland man whose conviction in an undercover child sex sting was recently featured in The New York Times Magazine had it overturned Tuesday after the Washington Court of Appeals found that his right to a jury trial was violated. Read story

Third suspect in Vancouver robbery case makes court appearance

September 16, 2020, 5:19pm Clark County News

A third suspect wanted in connection with a Vancouver robbery of a man who was trying to buy cocaine earlier this year made a first appearance Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court. Read story

Clark County jury coordinator Gigi Darfler, center, gives instructions to potential jurors as they begin jury selection for a civil trial Monday morning at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. The Superior Court trial is one of two that commenced Monday. They are the first to be heard by jurors since mid-March due to COVID-19. Jury selection for a Clark County District Court domestic violence case was carried out at the courthouse in Vancouver.

Clark County seeks fair jury during pandemic

Clark County jury coordinator Gigi Darfler, center, gives instructions to potential jurors as they begin jury selection for a civil trial Monday morning at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. The Superior Court trial is one of two that commenced Monday. They are the first to be heard by jurors since mid-March due to COVID-19. Jury selection for a Clark County District Court domestic violence case was carried out at the courthouse in Vancouver.

September 16, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Potential jurors gathered Monday morning at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, chosen for its spaciousness, which allows everyone involved in the jury selection process to follow social distancing guidelines. Read story