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The Clark County Courthouse.

Vancouver man who pointed gun at deputies gets 5 years

The Clark County Courthouse.

January 27, 2021, 5:18pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man who pointed a loaded handgun at Clark County sheriff’s deputies as they responded to a domestic disturbance in July 2019 was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison. Read story

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Vancouver man gets 6 months in Lincoln-area stabbing case

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January 26, 2021, 6:28pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man who stabbed a man in September at a gas station in Vancouver’s Lincoln neighborhood was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail. Read story

Esmeralda Lopez-Lopez appeared in court on Oct. 4, 2019.

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

Esmeralda Lopez-Lopez appeared in court on Oct. 4, 2019.

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 in prison. Read story

Evidence is marked as officials work at the scene after a domestic violence investigation resulted in a fatal police shooting in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood on Oct. 4.

Documents detail fatal Vancouver police shooting in October

Evidence is marked as officials work at the scene after a domestic violence investigation resulted in a fatal police shooting in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood on Oct. 4.

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 drug use and run-ins with law enforcement. 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

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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

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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