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Mother who kidnapped her child, fled to Mexico receives 20-month sentence

January 22, 2021, 12:50pm Clark County News

A mother who abducted her then-4-year-old daughter during a supervised visit at Vancouver Mall more than two years ago and took her to Mexico was sentenced Friday to 20 months… Read story

Documents detail fatal Vancouver police shooting in October

January 21, 2021, 6:26pm Clark County News

Investigative documents paint a clearer picture of the Oct. 4 Vancouver police shooting that resulted in the death of Andrew A. Williams, a 41-year-old homeless man with a history of… Read story

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Former Vancouver man sentenced to year in prison for failing to register as sex offender

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January 21, 2021, 4:55pm Clark County News

A former Vancouver man was sentenced to a year in federal prison Thursday for failing to comply with his sex offender supervision and registration requirements. Read story

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Murder case against Vancouver man dismissed

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January 21, 2021, 12:29pm Clark County News

The murder case against a man accused in an October confrontation and shooting in rural Clark County was dismissed Thursday. Read story

The Clark County Courthouse.

Vancouver prosecutor’s office incorporating equity-based changes

The Clark County Courthouse.

January 21, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

The Vancouver City Attorney’s Office has started making equity-based changes to how it prosecutes certain crimes, including those related to substance abuse and misdemeanor driving with a suspended license. Read story

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Clark County prosecutor Banfield named to Superior Court

Camara Banfield  (The Columbian files)

January 20, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Clark County Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Camara Banfield as the county’s next Superior Court judge, a first for a woman of color in Clark County. Read story

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Police officials: No Vancouver, Clark County officers, deputies present at U.S. Capitol riot

The Vancouver Police Department patch.

January 18, 2021, 3:28pm Clark County News

Clark County’s two largest law enforcement agencies report that to the best of their knowledge, no officers or deputies were in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 as rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Read story

Shanahan's Bar and Grill provided surveillance photos of a possible suspect in an arson at the restaurant on Saturday afternoon.

Vancouver police allege grudge prompted Shanahan’s arson

Shanahan's Bar and Grill provided surveillance photos of a possible suspect in an arson at the restaurant on Saturday afternoon.

January 15, 2021, 11:34am Clark County News

A Vancouver man accused of setting fire to the roof of Shanahan’s Pub & Grill on Jan. 9 apparently held a grudge against the business because he was fired in 2017, according to police. Read story

Shanahan's Irish Pub is located at 209 West McLoughlin Boulevard., as seen on Friday morning, March 1, 2019.

Vancouver police arrest arson suspect in Shanahan’s fire

Shanahan's Irish Pub is located at 209 West McLoughlin Boulevard., as seen on Friday morning, March 1, 2019.

January 14, 2021, 2:07pm Clark County News

A 40-year-old Vancouver man has been arrested in connection with a Saturday fire at Shanahan’s Pub & Grill in downtown Vancouver. Read story

Thomas Moody, left, appears in Clark County Superior Court in 2004 with his attorney Tom Phelan.

Battle Ground Public Schools sued in sex abuse case

Thomas Moody, left, appears in Clark County Superior Court in 2004 with his attorney Tom Phelan.

January 12, 2021, 5:09pm Clark County News

A woman who attended Captain Strong Primary School from 2001 to 2002 is suing Battle Ground Public Schools, alleging she was groomed and sexually abused by a teacher there. That same teacher was later convicted of sex crimes. Read story