(Portland, OR) -- One man is dead after being pulled from a duplex fire. Firefighters responded to the duplex on Southeast Bush Street last night. Crews rescued the man from the burning structure and rushed him to a hospital, but he didn't survive. An investigation is ongoing into what caused the blaze.
(Vancouver, WA) -- Four teens are out of a hospital after overdosing on marijuana and Xanax. Clark County deputies said yesterday the kids are lucky they didn't die after Friday's potentially lethal drug cocktail. At least three of the teens were students at Vancouver's Heritage High School. The investigation into the incident continues.
(Portland, OR) -- Employees at a southeast Portland Burgerville restaurant are joining a union. Workers voted to unionize Sunday and Monday by secret ballot at the restaurant located on 92nd Avenue. The National Labor Relations Board oversaw the voting process. The move makes them the first officially recognized fast-food workers union in the country.
(Salem, OR) -- A young child is safely back home after being found wandering the streets of Salem by himself. Police say they found the three or four-year-old boy around 10:30 last night in the area of Lancaster and Auburn. The boy reportedly told deputies that he was on his way to the toy store. He added that his dad was home sleeping and his mom was at work. Police located his parents and are now looking into what happened.
(Portland, OR) -- One man is hospitalized following a shooting in North Portland. Police say the 30-year-old man flagged down first responders near the Plaid Pantry at Going Street and North Interstate Avenue last night. It's not clear what led to the shooting, and police say the victim isn't cooperating with their investigation. Police were still trying to find the crime scene as of late last night.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is under way into a fire that burned a barn full of antique cars. Firefighters responded to the barn on a property east of Salem last night. Extra crews were also called in from Salem and Aumsville. An investigation into what caused the fire is ongoing.
(Undated) -- The FCC is changing the rules on net neutrality, but it could be awhile before anyone notices, if they ever do. The new rules that took effect yesterday allow Internet providers to block or slow content, or charge content providers more for so-called "fast lanes." The FCC announced plans to change the rules last year and that set off dozens of lawsuits. Twenty-three state attorneys general are suing, along with a raft of tech companies. Oregon and Washington have already passed laws protecting net neutrality and more than a dozen other states are working on similar laws.
(Portland, OR) -- A man accused of setting another man on fire inside a Happy Valley diner is pleading guilty and will spend at least ten years behind bars. Twenty-five-year-old DeShaun James Swanger entered the plea in court yesterday for the incident inside the Denny's restaurant across from the Clackamas Town Center last April. Police say Swanger entered the diner and poured gasoline on a 69-year-old man he didn't know and then tossed a burning object at him. The victim survived, and he tells KATU he thinks Swanger deserves a stiffer sentence than he's getting. Sentencing is scheduled for today, and the District Attorney's Office says Swanger will be sentenced to at least ten years with no early release, followed by three years of supervision.
(Portland, OR) -- Students in Portland are among thousands across the country planning to walk out of class today to call for better gun control laws. Students at more than a dozen Portland-area schools will walk out of their classrooms today for the national Gun Control Walkout. The walkouts are taking place on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting that left 15 people dead in Colorado. Wilson High School, Cleveland High School and Franklin High School are among those participating.
(Portland, OR) -- Police say they've arrested a man in connection to the murder of a Forest Grove woman last month. Police arrested 38-year-old Kamen Baer yesterday at a home on Southeast 26th Avenue in Hillsboro. He's accused of killing 54-year-old Cynthia Lou Belton, who was found dead inside her home at College Place Apartments March 19th.
(Portland, OR) -- Today is the last day to tour the USS Portland before it officially joins the Navy's active fleet. The Navy is leading tours of the ship at Portland Marine Terminal 2 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned in a ceremony on Saturday.
(Portland, OR) -- One person is dead and another is injured following a two-car crash on I-84. Police say the crash happened just before midnight last night near 82nd Avenue. The crash forced police to shut down the eastbound lanes for five hours.
(Portland, OR) -- A motorcyclist is dead following a crash on Marine Drive. Police say the man was riding near Bridgetown Apartments near 6th Drive last night when he crashed. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. It's not yet clear how the man crashed. An investigation is ongoing.
(Undated) -- Call it the Cannabis Christmas. Or the Pot Smoker's Holiday. But stoners around the world simply refer to April 20th as "4/20" and a celebration of the cannabis culture. Urban legends abound about the origin of this pot-a-palooza. But it's often attributed to the Waldos, a group of high school students in California that set out in 1971 to find a rumored pot patch planted by Coast Guardsmen on Point Reyes. They reportedly met after school at 4:20 p.m. to search and get high, but never found the patch.
(Undated) -- Portland is being called the second most "hipster" city in the world. That's according to a new survey from MoveHub. The company looked at five data points to compile the list, including vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques and record stores per 100-thousand residents. Brighton and Hove in the UK was ranked number one, followed by Portland in the number-two spot and Salt Lake City in third. Seattle was ranked fourth.
(Portland, OR) -- Employees at a Portland-area Burgerville restaurant are set to begin voting on whether to unionize this weekend. Workers at the location on 92nd and Powell are scheduled to vote on unionizing Sunday and Monday. Meanwhile, a second Portland-area Burgerville restaurant is now also working to start a union. Workers at the Gladstone Burgerville location have filed for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board.
(Portland, OR) -- A wanted felon is behind bars following an hours-long standoff in Northeast Portland. Police arrested 27-year-old Gabriel Sandoval yesterday on warrants tied to hit-and-run injury, interfering with police, felon in possession of a firearm, second-degree burglary and robbery. Police were serving a welfare check at a home on Northeast 55th Avenue yesterday when the saw Sandoval run from the house. Police say Sandoval ran to an apartment on Northeast Killingsworth, where he holed himself up for five hours before police were able to arrest him.
(Portland, OR) -- Tomorrow is the last day to tour the USS Portland before it officially joins the Navy's active fleet. The Navy is leading tours of the ship at Portland Marine Terminal 2 between 2 and 4 p.m. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned in a ceremony on Saturday.
(Portland, OR) -- Portland has a new grocery store that may reignite concerns over gentrification. "OregonLive" reports that Natural Grocers opened today on a site once proposed for a Trader Joe's location. That chain pulled out after an African American group complained that the city did nothing to prevent black and low-income residents from being forced out of the area. City leaders defended the move as an effort to serve a "food desert" that had too few grocery options. Natural Grocers has reportedly promised to hire workers that reflect the diversity of the neighborhood.
(Portland, OR) -- Trash pickup rates are going up. Portland City Council members voted yesterday to increase rates for residential garbage, recycling and compost services. The move is aimed at mitigating higher costs associated with sorting recyclables after China tightened its regulations on what can be imported. The new rates take effect May 1st.
(Portland, OR) -- A Texas man is facing charges for allegedly luring a teenage girl in Washington County. Police say Jacob Andrew Menchaca was arrested Tuesday in Multnomah County and indicted on three counts of using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct and four counts of luring a minor. Police say Menchaca exchanged sexually exploitative material with the Beaverton teen after meeting online in February of 2017. It's not yet clear why Menchaca was in Oregon.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing charges for allegedly starting a fire at a house in Southeast Portland. Police arrested the man yesterday afternoon at a house on Gladstone Street. Seven people inside the home escaped to safety with no injuries. Police aren't yet revealing who started the fire and how, but a tenant tells KATU the fire was started by his landlord on a freezer unit.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is under way into an early morning fire at a shop in Southeast Portland. Firefighters responded to the shop fire in a 30-by-30-foot outbuilding on Southeast 109th Avenue around 4 a.m. Some ammunition was found inside the building. No injuries were reported.
(Portland, oR) -- A second Portland-area Burgerville restaurant is working to start a union. Workers at the Gladstone Burgerville location have filed for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board. Meanwhile, workers at the location on 92nd and Powell are scheduled to vote on unionizing Sunday and Monday.
(Portland, OR) -- Several Portlanders are voicing concern over the city budget. Dozens of residents turned out to a city budget meeting at Roosevelt High School last night to sound off on the budget. Some residents expressed concern over potential loss in funding for preschools and community centers. Mayor Ted Wheeler says the city needs to slash its budget next year by five-percent due to rising costs. City council members will vote on the budget in June.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a man accused of robbing a convenience store in Southeast Portland. Police say the man entered the Plaid Pantry store on Southeast 82nd Avenue last night and implied that he had a gun. He reportedly left the store with a carton of cigarettes. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
(Portland, OR) -- Portland appears to be one step closer to getting a Major League Baseball team. The Portland Diamond Project says it's made formal offers on two pieces of land in central Portland. The first location is near the Moda center at Portland Public Schools headquarters. The second is at an industrial manufacturing company. The group headed by former Nike executive Craig Cheek says its proposed stadium would seat 32-thousand people and would bring in ten-billion-dollars over 30 years.
(Mendocino, CA) -- A sixth Hart family member is confirmed dead after their SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff. Mendocino County authorities have announced that a body found in the surf ten days ago near the crash site is that of twelve-year-old Sierra Hart. Two of her siblings are still missing and presumed dead. Investigators believe that Jennifer Hart intentionally drove off a cliff last month with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit. Others in the vehicle may have been drugged with a Benadryl-type medicine. Sierra's autopsy and toxicology reports are pending. The Washington family left its Woodland home in a hurry and drove through Oregon on its way to the rocky California coastline.
(Portland, OR) -- Two people are hospitalized following a crash near Tualatin. Police say the victims were driving on Stafford Road yesterday afternoon when they crashed, flipping the car and trapping the driver. The driver was extricated and rushed to a hospital with critical injuries. A second person in the same car was also hospitalized.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing more than seven years behind bars for violently stomping on a homeless woman's face while she played guitar downtown. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says Matthew Owen was sentenced yesterday to 88 months in prison for the attack in September. Police say the victim was playing guitar on Southwest 4th and Washington Street when she made a mistake, prompting Owen to curse at her. The woman implied she disapproved of his language, leading Owen to shove her to the ground and stomp on her face several times. The woman suffered broken facial bones as well as damaged teeth and a detached lower lip.
(Woodburn, OR) -- The Wooden Shoe Tulip farm is extending its annual festival. The farm says it's extending its tulip festival through May 6th. That's one week longer than originally scheduled. The farm says the tulips are expected to be in peak bloom through the next two weeks at least. They add that things got off to a slow start this year due to cold, wet weather.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are releasing the identity of a man injured in an attack with a nail gun. Police say 24-year-old Wood Village resident Andres C. Marcelo is continuing to recover in a hospital, where he's listed in stable condition. Police say Marcelo's coworker Jesus Ascencio Molina attacked him with the nail gun Friday morning at a house under construction on Southeast Tranquil Street.
(Portland, OR) -- A former Oregon City teaching assistant is facing nearly three decades behind bars for producing child pornography. A judge sentenced 41-year-old James Ian McGlothlin yesterday to 28 years at federal prison as well as a lifetime of supervised release. Court documents say McGlothlin was arrested in February of 2016 after a search of his home turned up thousands of files containing child pornography. McGlothlin worked as an adaptive PE instructional assistant for the Oregon School District since 2005.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into a shooting that injured a teenage boy near a middle school in Salem. Police responded to the area on Lancaster Drive Southeast yesterday morning on reports of shots fired. Arriving officers found the teen with a gunshot wound and rushed him to a hospital. He's expected to survive. Police are still looking for suspects but say they don't believe the shooting happened at the same spot where they found the boy.
(Mt. Hood, OR) -- Cold weather and precipitation are leading to perfectly powdered slopes at Mt. Hood. The cold, wet weather of winter and spring has blessed the Cascades with a snow cover of unusually good quality. Operators at Mt. Hood Meadows says they got more than a hundred inches of snow in late February and they're expecting more today. Cross-country skiers at Timberline were cheering more than ten inches of new snowfall over the weekend.
(Portland, OR) -- A man accused of crashing his car into a bicyclist and killing him is pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide. Alex Jacoby changed his plea to guilty late last week. He's previously pleaded not guilty last June. Police say he was speeding when he struck and killed 21-year-old Robert Esparza on Northeast Glisan in 2016. Sentencing is set for later this month.
(Portland, OR) -- A six-week-old infant is hospitalized after being struck by a falling TV. Police say the baby was asleep on the carpet at a home on Melinda Street in Beaverton when the unsecured TV fell on top of him. Police say the TV was sitting on top of a changing table when it fell. The baby is expected to survive.
(Vancouver, WA) -- Police in Clark County are searching for a man and woman accused of shoplifting a saw from a Vancouver Lowes store. Police say the pair entered the Lowes on Northeast 117th Avenue last Thursday. Police say the man picked up a new saw at the store and then took it to the cashier, claiming he'd already purchased it and needed to return it. The cashier refused, allegedly prompting the man and his partner to just steal the saw. Anyone with information is urged to call police.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing charges after allegedly stabbing a woman inside his car in Northwest Portland. Police say an officer was in the area on a separate call when he heard the woman screaming for help. He called for backup and pulled the car over, prompting the woman to exit the vehicle and tell officer's she'd been stabbed. The driver exited the vehicle and surrendered without incident. Police say the two were arguing when the stabbing occurred.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are releasing the identities of two men killed in a shooting near a bar in Salem. Police say 24-year-old Tobias Helm-Reese and 21-year-old Tyler Longacre were killed early Saturday morning in the shooting near Bar Fly's on Lancaster Drive Northeast. A third man was injured in the shooting and is hospitalized in stable condition. An investigation is ongoing.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is under way into a three-alarm fire at a barn in Salem. Firefighters responded to the barn at Ward Drive Northeast and Fisher Road Northeast early yesterday morning for a house fire. Fire officials say the fire spread to a nearby barn within about 20 minutes, prompting a response from eight fire engines and 33 firefighters. No injuries have been reported.
(Portland, OR) -- Dozens of Portlanders are protesting the Trump Administration's missile strikes on Syria. About 50 people gathered at Terry Schrunk Plaza Saturday to call for an end to the violence. The rally was organized by a group called Peace and Justice Works.
(Portland, OR) -- The family of a man shot and killed by police inside a Portland homeless shelter is lawyering up. KATU-2 reports federal civil rights attorney Andrew Stroth is now representing the family of 48-year-old John Elifritz. His team at the Chicago-based Action Injury Law Group reportedly specializes in issues of police shootings, brutality and excessive force. Police shot and killed Elifritz inside Cityteam Ministries Portland Shelter on Southeast Grand Avenue April 7th after he allegedly failed to drop a knife police say he was holding.
(Portland, OR) -- Police say a three-alarm fire that burned a barn in Salem was intentionally set. Firefighters responded to the area of Ward Drive Northeast and Fisher Road Northeast early yesterday morning for a house fire. When firefighters arrived, they found a second, separate fire at a nearby barn, prompting a response from eight fire engines and 33 firefighters. No injuries have been reported. Police say transients have been known to squat in the barn.
(Portland, OR) -- A Vancouver man is fighting for his life after being struck by a car. Police say the man was walking in traffic near the Fred Meyer on Northeast Highway 99 last night when a car crashed into him. He was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injures. Police say the driver stayed at the scene for questioning.
(Seattle, WA) -- New details are coming to light regarding allegations of abuse in the Hart family, whose vehicle crashed off a California cliff and into the ocean late last month. KATU-TV reports that an intake report from Washington state's Child Protective Services details claims from the family's neighbors that two of the children asked them for help several times in the days leading up to the crash. The documents filed March 23rd state that 15-year-old Devonte Hart asked his neighbor in Woodland for food multiple times a day for about a week in mid-March. Devonte allegedly told the neighbor that his parents punished him and his siblings by denying them food for entire days at a time. And last year, 16-year-old Hannah Hart allegedly jumped from her second-story window and ran to her neighbors' home, claiming that both her moms were racist and were abusing her and whipping her with belts. The teen was also reportedly missing her two front teeth.
(Undated) -- A major spring storm is heading east after moving through Oregon and the rest of the West Coast. Heavy snow fell yesterday from Washington down to the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. As the storm moves east, dozens of states are under winter storm watches going into this weekend.
(Washington, DC) -- Fees at Crater Lake National Park are going up slightly. The National Park Service said Thursday it plans to raise entrance fees to national parks by around five-dollars next year, with some parks seeing an additional increase in 2020. The plan applies only to the 117 national parks that charge fees. The National Park Service had originally called for more than doubling fees during peak season at 17 popular parks, but it backed down on that plan due to negative public response.
(Portland, OR) -- Portland tops Seattle as one of the best places to live in the country. That's according to U.S. News and World Report, which is out with its 2018 Top 25 Best Places to Live in the USA. Portland jumped 26 spots from last year to sixth place, due in part to a strong job market and consistent population growth. Seattle dropped four spots to number ten on the list.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is underway into a possible gang-related shooting in Aloha. Police responded to a home on Southwest Farmington Road just after midnight on reports of gunfire. Police say two suspects approached the house and shot at it several times before fleeing on foot. Nearly a dozen people were inside at the time, but police say no one was injured. Police are still searching for the suspects.
(Washington, DC) -- A bill supported by two Oregon lawmakers to legalize the growth of hemp in the U.S. is moving forward. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, along with Democratic Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley of Oregon, introduced the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 on Thursday. It would legalize and clearly define hemp as an agricultural commodity. It would also remove hemp from the list of controlled substances.
(Portland, OR) -- A state committee is still without a consensus on tolls for Portland's Interstate 5 and Interstate 205. The 25-member panel met Wednesday for the fourth of six scheduled meetings. The group was created last year to figure out if and how tolling on the highways should be done in order to reduce congestion. "OregonLive" reports that five proposals are being kicked around, but no agreement has been reached on what to do. The committee is expected to make its recommendations to the Oregon Transportation Commission in the summer.
(Portland, OR) -- A man accused of intimidating a Muslim couple in Portland is set to be sentenced for a hate crime next month. Frederick Sorrell pleaded "no contest" in court yesterday and is facing a maximum of 364 days behind bars. Police arrested Sorrell in July after he verbally threatened Jaminah Shannon and Alekzandr Wray, implying he had a gun and telling them to go back to their country. Sorrell tells KATU News he acted out of fear, saying he'd seen hijabis before but had never seen a woman in a burka. Shannon was actually wearing a niqab, which is similar to a burka but doesn't cover the eyes.
(Portland, OR) -- Republican Representative Greg Walden of Oregon is expressing concerns over Facebook's handling of user data. During a second day of testimony yesterday at the U.S. Capitol, Walden told Zuckerberg that while Facebook has grown, he worries that it hasn't matured. Walden also said that the American people are concerned with how Facebook protects and profits from its users' data. He also expressed curiosity on whether Facebook is keeping its end of the agreement with its users.
(Mendocino County, CA) -- The California Highway Patrol says an SUV submerged in a Mendocino County river matches a vehicle belonging to a missing family. The Thottapilly family was traveling from Portland to San Jose when a concerned relative told police they hadn't shown up on Sunday as expected. Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle going over an embankment off Highway 101 near Dora Creek and the wreckage matched the description of the Thottapilly family vehicle. Rescue crews are now searching the creek for any sign of the family.
(Portland, OR) -- New details are coming to light about the alleged link between a man shot and killed by Portland police and a white supremacy group. "The Oregonian" reports that John Elifritz was quoted in a 2007 "Portland Monthly" article about European Kindred. The Southern Poverty Law Center estimates the gang's membership at 300 in Oregon prisons and another hundred or so on the streets. Elifritz was shot to death by Portland police officers Saturday inside Cityteam Ministries Portland Shelter. They believed him to be a suspect in a carjacking earlier in the day and opened fire when he refused orders to drop his knife.
(Portland, OR) -- A Portland student is competing in the World Sneaker Championships with a Selena inspired design. Luis Pizana, who attends a footwear academy in Portland, says he was inspired by the late Tejano superstar and wanted to honor her. The sneaker is purple and white with a flap that is removable, like the jackets the singer would remove during a live performance. Pizana is competing against 63 other people and the winner will have their design produced and sold at Foot Lockers around the world.
(Portland, OR) -- A Portland Public Schools teacher who was placed on leave for leading an unauthorized walkout is back in the classroom. School district officials say that Ockley Green Middle School social studies teacher Chris Riser returned to school on Monday. He was placed on leave March 23rd for an unofficial walkout in which he and some of his students participated in a "die-in" in the middle of an intersection. Students and parents rallied around the popular teacher, creating an online petition for his reinstatement that garnered more than four-thousand signatures.
(Portland, OR) -- A Sandy woman is facing charges for allegedly stealing a car and then leading police on a pursuit. Police arrested 28-year-old Danielle Hague for the incident last night in Washington County. Police say they approached the woman outside the Fred Meyer near 158th and Walker Road after spotting her near a stolen car. Police say she allegedly got into the car and backed into the deputy's car before taking off. Police arrested her after she crashed into a tree following a PIT maneuver at Southwest Murray Boulevard and Southwest Butner Road.
(Indio, CA) -- An Oregon music festival is filing a lawsuit against Coachella. Soul'd Out Productions reportedly filed the lawsuit on Monday. The organization claims Coachella's radius clause is illegal, according to "Law360." The clause places a limit on where artists can play before and after an event. It accuses Coachella of requiring acts to sign the clause, which bars artists from playing within a five-state radius of Indio, California, from December through May. It apparently tried to book several acts that are scheduled to perform at Coachella, but they declined because of the radius clause.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are releasing the identities of the seven officers and one deputy who shot and killed a man inside a homeless shelter in Southeast Portland. The Portland Police Bureau identifies them as Officers Richard Bailey, Justin Damerville, Kameron Fender, Alexandru Martiniuc, Bradley Nutting, Chad Phifer and Andrew Polas, along with Deputy Aaron Sieczkowski. The officers are all from the Portland Police Bureau, while the deputy is with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. Police say they shot and killed John Elifritz, AKA "John-John," Saturday night inside Cityteam Ministries Portland Shelter on Grand Avenue. Police say the officers believed Elifritz to be a suspect in a carjacking earlier in the day and he refused orders to drop his knife.
(Portland, OR) -- New details are coming to light regarding a crash that killed a teenager on Southeast Foster Road. Police say the driver involved in the crash had a blood-alcohol content of point-one-two-six-percent. Police say 16-year-old James Carrol Freeman was a passenger in the car when it crashed into an embankment Monday morning. Freeman became pinned underneath the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
(Portland, OR) -- School district officials are warning parents about a man who approached a young girl in the Woodstock neighborhood. Officials with Portland Public Schools say the Woodstock Elementary School student was approached in the area of Southeast 48th Avenue and Ramona Street on Sunday afternoon. Officials say the man drove up to the girl in a white or silver van and asked her to grab a newspaper for him. He then allegedly took off when a resident stepped out of their home. He's described as tan with a medium build and salt-and-pepper hair.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into an auto-pedestrian crash that injured one person in the Keizer area. Police say the pedestrian was taken to a hospital last night after being struck by a car near River Road North and Sam Orcutt. The driver did remain at the scene for police questioning.
(Portland, OR) -- Columbia Sportswear's CEO is putting his money where the homeless are. Tim Boyle has announced that he'll kick in one-and-a-half-million-dollars to get a homeless shelter going in downtown Portland. "The Oregonian" reports that it's being called a "navigation center," where people will get a bed and a bath in addition to healthcare and social services. Boyle's donation to Oregon Harbor of Hope has the blessing of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who says it's the kind of "community-based solution" he's been looking for.
(Spokane, WA) -- An Oregon man accused of kidnapping a woman and then raping and torturing her is pleading not guilty. Forty-year-old Roger Heuberger entered the plea in court yesterday. He's accused of holding a woman against her will at a motel in Spokane, Washington late last month. Police say he tied her to a chair and injected her with heroin before forcing her to watch snuff films and then cutting her arm several times and raping her. Heuberger is alleged to belong to the Eugene-based outlaw motorcycle gang Free Souls Motorcycle Club.
(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Public School system is rejecting a request to allow autistic students to bring a personal therapist to class with them. The school board last night rejected an appeal of their decision not to grant the request. Parents of autistic students in the district say the therapy known as Applied Behavior Analysis provides their kids with the framework they require in order to learn.
(Seattle, WA) -- Beaverton-based Nike is being dealt a blow by Oregon's neighbors to the north. The University of Washington is ending their two-decade-long partnership with Nike in favor of Adidas. The Huskies have agreed to a 119-million-dollar apparel deal with Adidas. The "Seattle Times" reports the ten-year deal is among the top-ten most lucrative apparel deals in college athletics.
(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Police Bureau is holding off on identifying the officers who shot and killed a man inside a homeless shelter in Southeast Portland. The Bureau cites department policy, saying the officers have been receiving threats from the public. Police say officers shot and killed John Elifritz, AKA "John-John," Saturday night inside Cityteam Ministries Portland Shelter on Grand Avenue. Police say the officers believed Elifritz to be a suspect in a carjacking earlier in the day and that he refused orders to drop his knife.
(Portland, OR) -- No injuries are being reported following a large house fire in Bethany. Firefighters responded to the home on Northwest Bernietta Court yesterday morning. Fire officials say the blaze started due to an improper storage of
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into a shooting that injured a man in north Portland. Police say the victim walked into a hospital Sunday night with serious but not life-threatening gunshot wounds. Investigators believe he was shot near the 63-hundred block of North Marine Drive. Police are still searching for a suspect.
(Portland, OR) -- Police believe alcohol may have been to blame for a head-on crash that killed a 19-year-old man from Milwaukie. Police say Jesus M. Ramirez-Cortes was driving west on Highway 26 near milepost 13 this past Sunday when he crossed into oncoming traffic. His car crashed head-on with a driver from Vancouver. Ramirez-Cortes was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was uninjured.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a suspect accused of assaulting a man after demanding a cigarette from him. Police arrested 28-year-old Donminique Holliday on Sunday morning for the incident under the west side of the Burnside Bridge. He's charged with robbery and assault.
(Portland, OR) -- One person is dead and another is injured following a crash in Southeast Portland. Police say a man was driving on Southeast Foster Road yesterday morning when he crashed into an embankment. One man in the car was injured and sought help from nearby police. Another man was pinned underneath the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
(Portland, OR) -- Two people are behind bars in connection to an early morning shooting. Police responded to the area of Southeast 78th Avenue and Southeast Flavel Street just before 1:00 this morning on reports of shots fired. Police arrested two suspects who matched witness descriptions. One of the suspects allegedly had a nine-millimeter gun in his waistband.