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Abigail Bartlett, center, is sworn in as a District Court judge at the Clark County Courthouse on Thursday afternoon. She previously served as a District Court commissioner and takes over the seat previously held by Judge John Hagensen.

Bartlett takes oath to become Clark County District Court judge

Abigail Bartlett, center, is sworn in as a District Court judge at the Clark County Courthouse on Thursday afternoon. She previously served as a District Court commissioner and takes over the seat previously held by Judge John Hagensen.

August 5, 2021, 6:30pm Clark County News

Abigail Bartlett was sworn in Thursday afternoon as Clark County District Court’s Department 6 judge. Read story

The Clark County Courthouse.

Vancouver man sentenced to 3 years in Thanksgiving stabbing

The Clark County Courthouse.

August 5, 2021, 4:46pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday for stabbing a man, with whom he had been growing marijuana, following a dispute over the seeds. Read story

Abran Raya-Leon

Second suspect facing murder charge in Clark County Det. Brown’s death

Abran Raya-Leon

August 5, 2021, 12:53pm Clark County News

Abran Raya Leon, the alleged getaway driver in the fatal shooting of Clark County sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Brown, is now facing charges of second-degree murder, possession of a stolen firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to court records. Read story

A close-up photo of police lights by night

Clark County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam

A close-up photo of police lights by night

August 5, 2021, 11:05am Clark County News

The Clark County Sheriff's Office is warning of a phone scam in which the caller has been impersonating members of the department and demanding money to clear up legal issues. Read story

Devin D. Schultz-Morrison, 23, appears in Clark County Superior Court on Friday morning, July 27, 2018.

Vancouver man sentenced to 24 years in 2017 fatal shooting

Devin D. Schultz-Morrison, 23, appears in Clark County Superior Court on Friday morning, July 27, 2018.

August 4, 2021, 5:30pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man was sentenced Tuesday to 24 years in prison in the fatal shooting of a man who was found dead on a sidewalk in the Image neighborhood in December 2017. Read story

Misty Raya, 35, makes a first appearance Monday morning in Clark County Superior Court on a warrant in a June burglary case. Clark County Prosecutor Tony Golik said the weapon used to fatally shoot sheriff's Detective Jeremy Brown was one of 27 stolen in the burglary.

Woman pleads not guilty to firearm theft, other charges

Misty Raya, 35, makes a first appearance Monday morning in Clark County Superior Court on a warrant in a June burglary case. Clark County Prosecutor Tony Golik said the weapon used to fatally shoot sheriff's Detective Jeremy Brown was one of 27 stolen in the burglary.

August 4, 2021, 2:39pm Clark County News

Misty Raya, one of three people arrested after the fatal shooting of sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Brown, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court to burglary, identity theft and 32 counts of firearm theft. Read story

The Clark County Courthouse.

Vancouver man fails to report to sex offender treatment, sentenced to 7 years

The Clark County Courthouse.

August 2, 2021, 4:53pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for failing to report to a sex offender treatment program after he was convicted in July 2019 of two counts of second-degree attempted rape of a child. Read story

Crime scene tape and police cars are visible at the scene of a police shooting in downtown Vancouver in February 2019.

What new Washington police accountability laws do and don’t do

Crime scene tape and police cars are visible at the scene of a police shooting in downtown Vancouver in February 2019.

August 2, 2021, 6:00am Courts & Crime

Several new police accountability bills went into effect in Washington state this week, changing some of the ways police officers can interact with the public. Read story

At the Washington State Patrol's toxicology lab in South Seattle, a forensic scientist prepares vials with cannabinoids (from marijuana) to be analyzed for various law-enforcement agencies on June 30. Meth contamination at the toxicology lab has put cases in jeopardy.

Meth contamination found in Washington State Patrol crime labs

At the Washington State Patrol's toxicology lab in South Seattle, a forensic scientist prepares vials with cannabinoids (from marijuana) to be analyzed for various law-enforcement agencies on June 30. Meth contamination at the toxicology lab has put cases in jeopardy.

August 1, 2021, 6:00am Courts & Crime

SEATTLE — Behind the locked doors of a third-floor office in South Seattle, countertop instruments filled with dozens of tiny vials feed data to nearby monitors while performing scores of tests each day in pursuit of justice. Read story

Law enforcement officers investigate the fatal shooting of Clark County sheriff's Detective Jeremy Brown at The Pointe Apartments on Friday evening.

Investigators: Clark County Detective Brown used force the night he died

Law enforcement officers investigate the fatal shooting of Clark County sheriff's Detective Jeremy Brown at The Pointe Apartments on Friday evening.

July 30, 2021, 5:57pm Clark County News

Investigators said Friday that slain Clark County sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Brown used force the night he was fatally shot in his vehicle as he worked undercover at The Pointe Apartments in east Vancouver. Read story