Jessica Prokop, The Columbian

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The Columbian

Vancouver, WA, United States

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Families of Peterson, Donald seek to merge wrongful death suits against Clark County Sheriff’s Office

The attorneys representing Kevin Peterson Jr. and Jenoah Donald’s families in federal wrongful death lawsuits against Clark County are asking the court to combine the cases. → Read More

Car prowlers shoot at witness in Minnehaha area

Clark County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a Thursday morning shooting in the Minnehaha area after a man reported being shot at by two prowlers. → Read More

Woodland man killed in rollover crash on Highway 500 at I-205 in Vancouver

A Woodland man was killed in a rollover crash Wednesday night at state Highway 500 and Interstate 205 in Vancouver. The driver, a Portland man, is facing a vehicular homicide charge, according to the Washington State Patrol. → Read More

Witnesses describe DNA evidence in Warren Forrest murder trial

Suspected serial killer Warren Forrest’s cold-case murder trial continued Tuesday with the state focused on the DNA testing that helped identify the victim’s remains. → Read More

La Center man dies in Sunday boating accident on the North Fork of the Lewis River

A 65-year-old La Center man was killed after the small boat he was in capsized Sunday on the North Fork of the Lewis River. → Read More

Jury selection continues in suspected serial killer Warren Forrest’s trial

Jury selection continues today in suspected serial killer Warren Forrest’s cold-case murder trial in Clark County Superior Court. → Read More

Vancouver man accused of trying to hire others to abuse child

A Vancouver man is accused of trying to hire users of an anonymous sexual networking app to abuse a child within his family, court records show. → Read More

Judge sets Vancouver man’s bail at $75,000 in drive-by shooting case

A Vancouver man’s bail was set at $75,000 in connection with an alleged drive-by shooting, apparently following a drug deal gone wrong, last week in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood. → Read More

Reward offered in Nakia Creek Fire investigation

The Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office and Crime Stoppers of Oregon are offering a reward for suspect information in the investigation into the cause of the Nakia Creek Fire. → Read More

Clark County Sheriff’s Office warns of ongoing phone scam

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is warning of an ongoing phone scam in which the caller has been impersonating a sergeant and demanding money to settle unpaid fines. → Read More

Oregon man arrested for equipment thefts in Vancouver, Portland

A Sisters, Ore., man was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with a series of construction site and heavy equipment thefts around the Vancouver and Portland areas. → Read More

Vancouver police investigate fatal shooting at east Vancouver apartment complex

A man was fatally shot Tuesday morning after reportedly kicking in the door of a unit at an apartment complex in east Vancouver → Read More

Vancouver driver sentenced in 2021 road rage case

A Vancouver man was sentenced Monday to six months in jail for shooting at a pickup during a road rage incident in April 2021 on northbound Interstate 205 near state Highway 14. → Read More

Vancouver man accused of DUI after crashing into deputy sheriff’s patrol vehicle in Orchards

A Vancouver man was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of drunken driving after he apparently dozed off behind the wheel and rolled into a deputy sheriff’s patrol vehicle. → Read More

One killed, two wounded in domestic violence shooting at home in North Salmon Creek

Investigators say a man shot and wounded his wife and baby before fatally shooting himself Wednesday afternoon at a home in North Salmon Creek. → Read More

Battle Ground man in court, accused of stealing $30K from Dollars Corner Moose Lodge

A former staff member of the Moose Lodge Dollars Corner chapter is accused of stealing more than $30,000 from the organization. → Read More

7-Eleven Stores report finding credit card skimmers

Clark County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after employees at 7-Eleven stores in Hazel Dell and Orchards reported finding credit card skimmers on their card readers Friday. → Read More

Vancouver pastor condemned for anti-LGBTQ sermon

The pastor for Vancouver’s Sure Foundation Baptist Church is drawing online condemnation after a Tuesday sermon during which he said “it’s a good thing” five people were killed in a shooting at an LGB → Read More

Woman killed in Highway 14 crash in Skamania County ID’d

A woman who was killed in a two-vehicle crash Oct. 15 on state Highway 14 in Skamania County was identified Tuesday as Sharon Kuneki of White Swan. → Read More

Washougal man accused in $127K workers’ comp theft

A Washougal man is accused of stealing $127,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for working at his construction firm while claiming he was too injured to work, according to the state Department of L → Read More