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Former Camas High School girls wrestling coach arrested on suspicion of raping 16-year-old

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June 14, 2022, 5:56pm Clark County News

Mark Yamashita is no longer the Camas High School girls wrestling head coach after he was arrested on suspicion of a felony child sex abuse charge last month. Read story

A swollen Salmon Creek flows through the Klineline Pond area as the Columbia River and surrounding areas continue to run high, as seen on Tuesday morning, June 14, 2022.

Clark County waterways full to the brim after atmospheric river

A swollen Salmon Creek flows through the Klineline Pond area as the Columbia River and surrounding areas continue to run high, as seen on Tuesday morning, June 14, 2022.

June 14, 2022, 4:56pm Clark County News

The Columbia River isn’t the only waterway affected by this month’s atmospheric river event. Read story

One dead after shooting in home north of Battle Ground

June 14, 2022, 7:38am Clark County News

One person is dead after a shooting Monday night at a home north of Battle Ground, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Read story

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Weather Eye: Rain, cooler temperatures seem to never end

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

June 14, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

June is becoming an unfavorable month with the never-ending rain and cooler temperatures. We topped out at 60 degrees Sunday and Monday, as I write this column at 5 p.m., Vancouver hasn’t even reached 60 degrees. Close at 59 degrees and it was raining again. Read story

Sherri McMillan, owner of Northwest Personal Training, takes a break in downtown Vancouver on Monday afternoon. She was able to use a Small Business Administration loan program to purchase the building she's been leasing for 22 years.

Northwest Personal Training buys downtown Vancouver building it’s been renting for 22 years

Sherri McMillan, owner of Northwest Personal Training, takes a break in downtown Vancouver on Monday afternoon. She was able to use a Small Business Administration loan program to purchase the building she's been leasing for 22 years.

June 14, 2022, 6:00am Business

When Northwest Personal Training owner Sherri McMillan learned that the building she had rented for 22 years was to be sold, the future looked grim. The pandemic had decimated what had been a thriving business, and she didn’t have the ability to buy the building herself. Read story

A truck involved in a crash in which one person died Thursday night in Battle Ground. Robert T. McIntyre, 49, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.

1 killed, 4 hurt in Battle Ground crash

A truck involved in a crash in which one person died Thursday night in Battle Ground. Robert T. McIntyre, 49, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.

June 13, 2022, 6:18pm Clark County News

One person was killed in a crash Thursday night in Battle Ground, and four others were taken to an area hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. Read story

Ecology fines contractor $135,000 for Ridgefield water quality violations

June 13, 2022, 6:12pm Business

A Portland contractor was fined $135,000 for repeated water quality violations while working at Ridgefield’s Vista Ridge subdivision. The fines were levied by the Washington Department of Ecology for violations that occurred from September 2021 to February 2022. Read story

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Battle Ground man sentenced to 9 months in head-on crash in north Clark County

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June 13, 2022, 5:00pm Clark County News

A Battle Ground man was sentenced Monday to nine months in jail for a 2020 head-on crash near Fargher Lake in which he was driving drunk. Read story

Samuel Garcia, 21, appears Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree robbery, third-degree assault, resisting arrest and two counts each of first-degree kidnapping, second-degree assault and felony harassment. His bail was set at $250,000.

$250,000 bail set for man suspected in kidnapping, Orchards gas station incident

Samuel Garcia, 21, appears Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree robbery, third-degree assault, resisting arrest and two counts each of first-degree kidnapping, second-degree assault and felony harassment. His bail was set at $250,000.

June 13, 2022, 4:18pm Clark County News

A judge on Monday set bail at $250,000 for a Yakima County man accused of holding two people at gunpoint last week, including a gas station cashier who police say he used as a shield. Read story

Anthony K. Freeze appears Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree arson, residential burglary and first-degree malicious mischief. He sat slumped over, with his hand over his face for the entire hearing.

Vancouver man charged with arson, burglary after fire in Hazel Dell shed

Anthony K. Freeze appears Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree arson, residential burglary and first-degree malicious mischief. He sat slumped over, with his hand over his face for the entire hearing.

June 13, 2022, 2:58pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man is accused of breaking into a shed in a woman’s backyard Sunday in Hazel Dell and starting a fire inside that also damaged her house. Read story