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Seattle attorneys invovled in Sony breach


(Seattle, WA)  --  Seattle-based attorneys are involved in the fallout from a data breach that recently hit Sony Pictures in Hollywood.  The firm Keller Rohrback has filed a federal lawsuit against the movie studio, claiming Sony is liable for the data breach that resulted in the personal information of thousands of employees and their families being posted on the Internet.  Law firm partner Gretchen Cappio told KIRO-TV that Sony was aware its computer security system was vulnerable because of a previous data breach.  U.S. officials say North Korea is behind the latest data breach. 

Wa Unemployment Rate Slightly Higher


(Olympia, WA)  --  Washington's unemployment rate is slightly higher.  The state Employment Security Department says the jobless rate in November was six-point-two percent, up from six percent in October.  The increase happened despite an estimated 68-hundred new jobs being created from October to November.  Officials say there was an increase in the number of new job seekers entering into the labor market's civilian workforce

Man arrested after his father dies in a fire


(Jefferson, OR)  --  Marion County authorities have a man in custody after his father died in a fire in the community of Jefferson.  Thirty-six-year-old John Duran is facing charges of second-degree manslaughter, reckless burning, and recklessly endangering another, in the death of 81-year-old Candido Duran.  The fire was reported around three a.m. yesterday at a duplex on Jefferson Highway 99E.  Authorities say John Duran escaped the fire, as did three other people in the adjacent apartment.

Woman Sentenced In Fatal Wrong-way Crash


(Longview, WA)  --  A woman is slated to spend nine years behind bars for a wrong-way crash that killed a man in Longview.  Nichole McCaslin pleaded guilty last week to multiple charges, in the death of 47-year-old Brett Dawdy in the February collision involving four vehicles on Tennant Way.  Two other people were seriously injured and five more sustained less serious injuries.  Prosecutors say McCaslin told a paramedic she had two beers at a Longview bar before the crash. >>Man Accused In Father's Death In Duplex Fire 

Mega Millions Jackpot grows


 
(Salem, OR)  --  The Mega Millions grand prize is rolling over, after none of the tickets sold for last night's drawing matched all the numbers pulled.  The jackpot for the drawing tomorrow night will be 125-million dollars, with a cash option of more than 80-million.  That's far below the largest-ever Mega Millions jackpot, which reached 656-million dollars in March 2012. 

Washingon Govenor wants to raise revenue for new projects


(Bellevue, WA)  --  Washington Governor Jay Inslee says he wants to generate 12-billion dollars in revenue to fund state transportation projects.  The governor says some of that revenue would come from implementing a 400-million-dollar-a-year "carbon pollution charge" on industrial polluters.  He says the 12-billion-dollar package would also be funded through bonds, tolls, and other fees.  Inslee is introducing portions of his proposed two-year budget this week before he submits the entire package to lawmakers tomorrow.

Serial Peeper is sentenced


(Longview, WA)  --  A man accused of being a "serial peeper" is slated to spend three-and-a-half years behind bars.  Twenty-eight-year-old Dosson Robert McGee pleaded guilty in October to two counts of voyeurism, and received his sentence yesterday.  Prosecutors say McGee watched a teenaged girl through her bedroom window.  McGee was previously convicted of voyeurism in 2008 and of a sexual act involving a sleeping girl in 2007. >>Inslee Proposing "Carbon Pollution Charge" 

A Forest Grove Man is facing Charges


(Forest Grove, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after being accused of assaulting his girlfriend's three-year-old son.  Forest Grove police say the toddler is listed in serious condition after being found unconscious at a local residence Monday.  Authorities say 30-year-old Wesley Allen Steagall already had a warrant out for his arrest when he was taken into custody.  The boy's injuries are considered potentially life-threatening.

Another Big Mega millions Jackpot


(Salem, OR)  --  The Mega Millions jackpot is well above the 100-million-dollar mark.  Tonight's drawing is for a grand prize of 113-million dollars, or a cash option of more than 71-million.  There hasn't been a Mega Millions jackpot winner since November 4th.
 

Washington State Budget includes more funding for schools


(Seattle, WA)  --  Washington Governor Jay Inslee is introducing parts of his agenda for the 2015-17 budget, and it includes teacher pay raises and reducing class sizes in grades K-through-three.  Under Inslee's proposal, early-childhood education and K-12 funding would be increased by more than two-billion dollars.  The governor also proposes freezing in-state tuition for two more years at Washington's four-year and community and technical colleges.>>Mega Millions Drawing For $113 Million 
 

Portland Man is Missing


(Portland, OR)  --  An 82-year-old Milwaukee man is being sought by police after being reported missing.  Authorities say John Joseph McKeon, who suffers from dementia, hasn't been seen since he left a US Bank branch on Southeast 47th Avenue in Portland around 9:30 a.m. yesterday.  Police say McKeon failed to pick up his wife from a doctor's appointment at ten a.m. as scheduled.  Officials say McKeon, who's described as white, six-feet-one, and weighing 210 pounds, was driving a gray 2010 Hyundai Elantra with Oregon plates 058-FNC. >>Inslee Wants Teacher Raises, Smaller K-3 Class Sizes 

A Portland Man found Dead in his Home


Portland, OR)  --  Police are investigating after a man was found dead in a home in Northeast Portland.  Authorities say the death of the 41-year-old man is considered suspicious.  The body was found yesterday in the house in the 900 block of 122nd Avenue.  The man's name hasn't been released. >>Police: Missing Milwaukee Man Has Dementia 

Seattle Seahawks keep playoff hopes alive


(Seattle, WA)  --  San Francisco is out of playoff contention after its 17-7 loss at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks.  Marshawn Lynch scored one touchdown and Russell Wilson passed for another to help the Seahawks earn their second victory of the season over the 49ers.  Lynch gained 91 yards on 21 carries.  The Seahawks are only one game back of the division-leading Cardinals, and the two teams will play in Arizona next Sunday night. 
 

Gas prices are still falling


(Portland, OR)  --  Prices at the gas pump in the Portland area continue to decline.  The latest Triple-A survey shows the average for regular is just below two-80 a gallon, down nearly 13 cents from a week ago.  The national average for regular is about two-55 a gallon.  

Man arrested for eluding police


(Vancouver, WA)  --  A man is facing charges for trying to evade Vancouver police following a traffic stop.  Authorities say the man, who was driving a stolen car, fled after an officer tried to pull him over along Northeast 72nd Avenue around 10:05 yesterday morning.  Police say the driver struck a turning vehicle and crashed into two unoccupied, parked cars.  Officials say 20-year-old Joshua Roland fled on foot to a nearby apartment complex, but was tracked down and arrested at a nearby apartment complex. >>Gasoline Prices Slide 
 

>Protester Cited After Being Injured By Car


(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police say a protester was at fault when he was injured by a passing driver while blocking the roadway during a demonstration Saturday afternoon.  Authorities say 19-year-old Julian Rist and about 30 other people were blocking traffic in the area of West Burnside and 10th Avenue Saturday afternoon, when Rist was hit and slightly injured by a passing vehicle.  The driver called 911 after hitting Rist.  Police issued Rist a citation.>Man Arrested After Crashing Into Three Vehicles 

Contaminated WA Shellfish Leads To Recall


(Olympia, WA)  --  Shellfish harvested over a period of about three weeks from a portion of Hammersley Inlet in Mason County, Washington are being recalled.  The Washington State Department of Health closed shellfish harvesting in the area after at least a dozen people who ate raw oysters last month had symptoms often linked to norovirus.  The recall covers all shellfish harvested in the affected area from November 10th to December 5th and sent to Oregon, California, and ten other states.  Officials say a leaking septic system is believed to have been the source of the contamination. 
 

Man Dies After Tree Falls On Tent


(Jackson County, OR)  --  Authorities say a man who was hiking to Arizona is a casualty of intense wind storms that swept through the Northwest yesterday.  Officials say 40-year-old Phillip Crosby died in southern Oregon, shortly after the tree fell on his tent around 5:30 yesterday morning.  Crosby and his 18-year-old son were camped about a mile from Mount Ashland, just north of the California line. 
 high winds caused the tree to fall.

Teen Killed When Tree Falls On Car


(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police say a teenager was killed after a tree fell on the car he was in, which caused the car to swerve and slam into another tree.  Authorities say the boy died following the crash yesterday evening near the intersection of Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard and Castleridge Lane.  A woman who was in the car was taken to a hospital, where she's being treated for life-threatening injuries

>>Outages Still In Effect For Thousands


(Portland, OR)  --  Power outages caused by high winds that swept through the Northwest last night are still affecting thousands of customers in the Portland metro area.  Most of the outages are in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Clark, and Marion counties.  The outages were reported after winds of 60 miles an hour and more swept through the Portland and Vancouver areas.  Portland General Electric, Clark Public Utilities, and Pacific Power crews are continuing to work on getting electricity restored throughout the region. 

Investigation Of Murder-suicide Continues


(Milwaukie, OR)  --  Sheriff's deputies continue to investigate what's believed to have been a murder-suicide near Milwaukie.  Twenty-eight-year-old Tyson Stockton and his wife, 29-year-old Whichelle Stockton, were found dead Monday evening at a home on Southeast Lake Road.  Detectives believe Tyson Stockton killed his wife and then himself.  Anyone with information helpful to the investigation is asked to call the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office tip line at 503-723-4949.

Hales Asks Council To Approve Bidding On Body Cams


(Portland, OR)  --  Mayor Charlie Hales is asking the Portland City Council to approve the bidding process on body cameras for the Portland Police Bureau.  Hales says he wants officers outfitted with the cameras by next fall.  A spokesman for the Police Bureau tells KATU-TV that Chief Mike Reese would like to have all 600 officers wear the cameras, but it's not known yet how much the bureau would receive in federal money for the program.

Audit: Streetcar Ridership Figures Inflated


(Portland, OR)  --  A city audit says figures released regarding ridership aboard Portland streetcars were overstated by about 19 percent.  The audit says the report, issued by Portland Streetcar Incorporated, also contained a false claim that nearly every vehicle arrived on time.  "The Oregonian" reports that according to the audit, ridership from July 2013 through June 2014 was more than one-million passengers less than the five-point-six-million riders originally reported.

Deputies Search For Suspected 'Serial Flasher'


(Boring, OR)  --  Clackamas County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man who's believed to have exposed himself to multiple victims.  Authorities say the suspect drove by women who were out for walks or working in their yards, and got out of his pickup truck naked.  Officials say four such incidents were reported in unincorporated areas of the county between November 17th and December 9th.  The man is described as white, in his early- to mid-20s, with a thin, muscular build, short, brown hair, and sharp facial features.

Judge Rules Against Disputed Votes In Measure 92 Recount


(Portland, OR)  --  It looks like the last-ditch effort to reverse Measure 92 has failed.  A Multnomah County judge has denied a request for a temporary restraining order on the state's recount from last month's election.  The measure that would have required the labeling of genetically modified foods failed by a little more than 800 votes.  Supporters of the measure had filed a lawsuit on Monday to fight for 46-hundred ballots to be counted that they say were unfairly rejected from the November 4th election. 
 

Prosecutors Say Mother May Have Planned To Throw Child Off Bridge


(Newport, OR)  --  Prosecutors are accusing the woman who threw her son off the Yaquina Bay Bridge last month of planning the murder.  Jillian McCabe searched Google for the terms "guilty but insane" and "not guilty by reason of insanity" just prior to killing her six-year-old son, London, when she dropped him off the bridge.  A mental health evaluation for McCabe is set for later this month. 

Milwaukie Man Missing On Camping Trip


(Oregon City, OR)  --  The search is on for a missing Milwaukie man who has not returned from a weekend camping trip on Mount Hood.  Thirty-one-year-old Gerren Kirk told his family he would be home on Saturday but did not tell them his exact destination.  Family members became worried on Sunday when he didn't come home, and they alerted authorities. 
 

Woman Reportedly Attacked On Trail Near Hoyt Arboretum


(Portland, OR)  --  Joggers and trail walkers near Hoyt Arboretum are on extra alert after a woman reportedly was grabbed by a man there.  Park rangers did not report finding a suspect on the trail after the report, however, but others using the trail spread the word to be extra careful. 

Sex Offender Arrested On Parole Warrant In Beaverton


(Beaverton, OR)  --  A predatory sex offender in Beaverton is in police custody today on a parole warrant.  Beaverton police arrested Shawn John Cutler after he didn't return to the Washington County Corrections Center in Hillsboro.  He was found walking in the road at Northwest Bethany Boulevard and U.S. 26. 

Ferrioli Remains Senate GOP Leader


(Salem, OR)  --  The leader of the Oregon Senate's GOP caucus is keeping his spot for the upcoming session.  Ted Ferrioli of John Day was chosen to retain his position Monday by his Republican colleagues.  Republicans lost two seats in the November elections, dropping from 14 to 12 seats in the 30-member Senate.  Ferrioli has been in the position for ten years. 

State Land Board Proposes Selling Elliott Forest


(Salem, OR)  --  The state land board is looking to sell Elliott State Forest.  Officials said Tuesday they want to sell the forest to another government agency or public-private partnership.  Selling the forest would end the state's arrangement to log it to generate money for public schools.  The state has come under fire from environmental groups who want the forest managed for conservation and recreation. 
 

Proposal Would Limit Street Fees For Small Businesses


(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland proposal would limit or eliminate new street fees paid by small businesses.  The city council will review on Wednesday the latest iteration of the Portland Street Fund.  Recent changes to the proposal would allow businesses with revenues under 50-thousand dollars to pay only 36-dollars per year.  The changes would reduce annual revenue for transportation projects by about two-million dollars.' 

Portland Group Sues City Over Street Fee Data


(Portland, OR)  --  A recent lawsuit claims Portland's street fee plan wouldn't properly tax some businesses.  The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by a neighborhood group hoping to obtain city records. The group says the records would show that the proposal wouldn't adequately tax transportation companies in the state.  The lawsuit claims almost 100-million dollars in taxes over six years are at stake.

No Cost Estimate To Reopen Highway 224


(Undated)  --  Transportation officials aren't ready to provide a cost estimate to reopen Highway 224 after a fire closed sections of it last month.  The Portland Tribune is reporting that tree removal will begin this week but it's unknown how much the effort will cost.  The 36 Pit Fire, which burned for more than a month this fall, caused the highway to close between mileposts 31 and 38. Geologists are continuing to assess the area for rock fall risk. 
 

Bakery Owner Allegedly Gouged By Credit Company


(Wilsonville, OR)  --  The owner of a Wilsonville bakery says a credit company doctored parts of a contract she signed.  She told KGW News that a salesman from Securus Payments got her to sign a contract for a high-tech cash register system, then never fulfilled his end of the bargain.  She's getting billed for 48 months for the machine and says that a copy she requested of the contract had white-out on it and words that weren't in her handwriting.  Securus Payments has an "F" rating with the Better Business Bureau. 

Protestors' Reactions Mixed After Meeting With Mayor


(Portland, OR)  --  Protestors are having mixed feelings after meeting with the mayor about police brutality.  Mayor Charlie Hales met with members of the Don't Shoot Portland organization on Tuesday to discuss recent demonstrations.  Some protestors told KGW News that they were pleased with the discussion, while others felt the meeting wasn't helpful.  The mayor's office said he plans to meet with leaders of the group once a month. 
 

Lane County Man Gets Life Sentence For Killing Girlfriend


(Lane County, OR)  --  A Lane County man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his girlfriend.  A judge sentenced the man to life in prison on Tuesday after a jury found him guilty.  Hikers found the body of his girlfriend in Umpqua National Forest in July.  The man was found guilty of murder, abuse of a corpse and second-degree assault. 

Protestors To Meet With Mayor At City Hall


(Portland, OR)  --  Protestors are planning to meet with the mayor to discuss recent demonstrations downtown.  Members of the group Don't Shoot Portland will meet Tuesday with Mayor Charlie Hales to talk about protests related to the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.  About 125 people are expected to attend.  City officials are set to meet Wednesday to discuss plans to equip Portland officers with body cameras.
 

Police ID Pedestrian Killed Near Vancouver Mall


(Vancouver, WA)  --  A man is facing vehicular homicide charges after hitting and killing a recently identified woman in Vancouver.  Police said 57-year-old Anita Walters was struck and killed Monday morning.  Witnesses said the driver hit a car on Interstate 205 before exiting and striking Walters.  The driver didn't stop immediately after hitting Walters but crashed his car nearby before being arrested.

Lawmaker's Proposal Would Reduce Wood Stove Pollution


(Salem, OR)  --  Lawmakers want to help homeowners replace old, dirty wood stoves to reduce pollution.  Legislation introduced Monday could lead to incentives for homeowners to switch to new, cleaner wood stoves.  The state currently requires homeowners only replace old stoves when selling a property.  Studies show that wood smoke can cause health problems and is a major source of pollution.

Planners Push Back Study On New Transit Line


(Portland, OR)  --  Plans are being pushed back for a new transit line from Portland to Tualatin.  A committee voted Monday to push back the plans by a year-and-a-half to allow for further study.  The decision comes after voters passed initiatives banning such projects without a public vote.  The committee's next meeting is set for February.

Woman Punched By Officer Wants Him Fired


(Seattle, WA)  --  A Seattle woman can't believe that the officer who punched her while she was handcuffed won't be facing charges.  The woman told King 5 News that she thinks the officer should be fired for breaking her eye socket and causing a concussion.  Police investigated and found that the officer violated policy, but the prosecutor's office declined to file charges.  Police say the woman was drunk and kicked the officer while he was arresting her.

Police To Investigate Photos Of Officer Sleeping In Patrol Car


(Salem, OR)  --  Salem police are investigating pictures reportedly showing an officer sleeping in a patrol car.  A department spokesman told KATU News that the officer has not been removed from active duty.  The photographer said he was getting coffee when he noticed the officer.  Police have not revealed the officer's identity.

Columbia County Cattle Operators Fined For Neglect


(Columbia County, OR)  --  Two Columbia County cattle operators will pay more than 100-thousand dollars in fines for neglect.  The men were sentenced Thursday to five years probation for the neglect of 170 cattle that were found severely malnourished and mistreated.  The men have also been banned from owning livestock.

Oregon To Use Kentucky's System For Health Exchange


(Portland, OR)  --  Goodbye, Oracle America. Hello, Kentucky.  The State of Oregon is getting rid of its Medicaid enrollment program in favor of a successful system built by Kentucky.  State officials told lawmakers about the change yesterday after the state wasted 240-million-dollars in federal funds to obtain and build the Oracle system.  Kentucky has been running one of the nation's most successful state exchanges.

Measure 92 Food Labeling Supporters File Suit To Have Votes Counted


(Portland, OR)  --  The Yes on Measure 92 campaign isn't giving up hope on changing the outcome of last month's election.  Backers filed a lawsuit yesterday, claiming 46-hundred ballots of disenfranchised voters were not counted.  That's crucial since the measure requiring labeling of genetically altered foods failed by only 812 votes.  The narrow margin has already triggered a recount.

Police Cleared In Shooting After "Random Attack" On Student


(McMinnville, OR)  --  Yamhill County's District Attorney's Office is ruling last month's deadly stabbing of a Linfield College student at a 7-Eleven a random attack.  Authorities have also cleared officers in the deadly shooting of the assailant minutes after the attack.  Parker Moore was stabbed in the November 15th attack.  Officers then shot and killed Joventino Bermudez-Arenas.

Investigators Still Searching For Hit-Run Driver


(Vancouver, WA)  --  Investigators are still looking for the hit-and-run driver who caused the big weekend crash on Interstate 205 that seriously injured one driver and caused a backup for hours.  Authorities are looking for a white pickup that was driving erratically before causing a crash that has left one man with life-threatening injuries.  It happened Sunday morning just north of the Glenn L. Jackson Memorial Bridge.

Man Hospitalized After Hash Oil Explosion In Home


(Portland, OR)  --  Authorities are blaming a hash oil explosion for burning a man in Southeast Portland yesterday morning.  The man was hospitalized after the explosion caused some structure damage to his apartment on Southeast Powell Boulevard.  Firefighters checked the building to make sure it was safe for other tenants.
 

Crash Shuts Down I-205 For Hours


(Vancouver, WA)  --  Portland commuters headed into Vancouver on Interstate 205 are hoping for better luck today after a crash shut the highway down for hours yesterday morning.  A Good Samaritan was seriously injured while helping another victim of a hit-and-run just north of the Glenn L. Jackson Memorial Bridge.  The resulting mess tied up traffic for nearly five hours.  The initial hit-and-run also sparked an hours-long search for a white Ford pickup truck.

Oregon Officials Looking For Missing Woman


(Veneta, OR)  --  Law enforcement officials in central Oregon are combing the state looking for a woman who has been missing for a week and may be in need of medical attention.  Authorities are looking for 31-year-old Jennifer Louise Castro.  She was last seen last week in Lane County, about two hours south of Portland.  Authorities say Castro has long black hair and is five-feet-ten and about 120 pounds.
 

Police ID Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash


(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police are identifying the motorcycle rider who died in a crash over the weekend.  Peter Todd Davies was killed and his passenger was injured when they crashed on Interstate 84 early Saturday morning.  Passenger Jessica Dunn was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.  The crash happened as the pair was headed eastbound at the exit to southbound Interstate 205.

No Injuries In Rollover Accident On I-205


(Portland, OR)  --  A family is counting their blessings after none of them was seriously injured when their SUV rolled over on Interstate 205.  Portland police said a local man helped pull three children from the vehicle Sunday after it swerved into the median near Southeast Foster Road.  Two of the children and their mother, the driver, were bleeding from the head after the collision and were transported for medical examination.

Thieves Break Into ATM At Gresham Walgreens


(Gresham, OR)  --  Police are investigating after thieves broke into an ATM at a Greshham Walgreens.  Police said the suspects used a pickup truck Sunday morning to smash their way through the glass front doors of the store.  Police arrived to find 20-dollar bills scattered on the ground and the thieves already gone.  Investigators said it's unknown how much money was stolen.

Portland Driver Runs Over Fire Hose


(Portland, OR)  --  A person driving over a fire hose didn't stop crews from battling a blaze at a Portland house.  Fire officials were able to extinguish the Saturday fire, but they're reminding drivers not to run over fire hoses for safety reasons.  The hoses can be damaged or even rupture, leaving firefighters in a potentially life-threatening situation.  No one was injured in the fire.

Robbery Suspects Allegedly Returned Empty Wallet, Stole Phone


(Portland, OR)  --  Two men are facing robbery charges after allegedly stealing a man's phone but returning his empty wallet.  Police said the victim was walking home from a transit center when the suspects told him to hand over his wallet.  After see it was empty, the suspects allegedly gave it back and one pointed a gun at the victim, demanding his phone.  The suspects have pleaded not guilty to second-degree robbery charges.

Seattle Man Cleared Of Ebola


(Seattle, WA)  --  Health officials are giving the all-clear after an Ebola scare in Seattle.  Authorities say a King County man who returned from a trip from Mali was declared free of the potentially deadly virus.  The 52-year-old man was sent home yesterday after spending Saturday night in isolation.

Charity Collecting Dog Coats For Homeless Pets


(Portland, OR)  --  A charity is making sure the pets of local homeless people stay warm this winter.  The Portland Animal Welfare Team, or PAWTeam, has organized a drive to collect coats for dogs.  People can donate new or used coats for dogs of all sizes.  Veterinarians are also donating their time and services as part of the event.

Beaverton Man Arrested In Connection With Hit-and-run


(Beaverton, OR)  --  A Beaverton man is in custody in connection with a hit-and-run that left an 82-year-old man seriously injured.  Police say Walter Wiese was picking up his mail Tuesday across the street from his home on Southwest Beef Bend Road, when he was hit by a Mazda 3 that immediately fled the scene.  Police say an anonymous tip led to the arrest last night of 42-year-old Joe Louis Davis.  Davis was booked into the Washington County Jail on a charge of failure to perform the duties of a driver.

Suspected Serial Bank Robber Arrested


(Clackamas County, OR)  --  A man who's accused of pulling off a series of bank robberies is in custody.  Police say Narong Duangchathom of Portland was arrested following a holdup at a Chase bank in the Fred Meyer store at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Otty Road.  Authorities say the suspect is linked to three other bank robberies dating back to November 20th.
 

Multnomah County Employees' Minimum Wage To Hit $15


(Portland, OR)  --  Following a vote by the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, the minimum wage for county employees will reach 15 dollars an hour within three years.  The agreement, which is part of a collective-bargaining deal with the union representing county employees, makes Multnomah County the first county and the largest public employer in the state to adopt a 15-dollar minimum wage.  Under the agreement, employees making the county's minimum wage of eleven-99 will get retroactive raises to 13 dollars an hour this year, 14 dollars in fiscal 2016, and 15 dollars per hour the following year.

Portland-area Gas Prices Fall


(Portland, OR)  --  Fuel prices in the Portland area continue to fall.  Triple-A reports the average for a gallon of regular fell a penny-and-a-half overnight, to just over two-95.  That's about a nickel below the average of a week ago.  The national average for regular is about two-71 a gallon.

Family Sues Mall Over Injury To Toddler


(Portland, OR)  --  The family of a two-year-old is suing Washington Square Mall in Tigard after the child's fingers were severed in an escalator.  The lawsuit is seeking one-point-two-million dollars in damages.  The suit claims the mall's owner and the company servicing the escalator failed to properly maintain and operate it.  The toddler was injured during the incident on August 20th.

Happy Valley Police Tax Measure Defeated


(Happy Valley, OR)  --  Happy Valley could lose its police department.  Voters have narrowly defeated a tax measure that would have guaranteed funding for the town's police force for five years.  Under the measure, a property tax of a dollar-65 per one-thousand dollars of assessed value would have been implemented to fund police services provided on a contract basis by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.  Officials say they'll likely have a similar measure on the ballot in May.

Single Mom Of Three Wins Huge Prize


(Keiser, OR)  --  A single mother of three is one-million dollars richer.  Karen Crider, who's a waitress from Salem, received a call last Friday from Old Navy, who told her she won the company's Overnight Millionaire Sweepstakes after being one of the first 100 people in line the day before.  Crider received a big check representing the prize yesterday at the Keizer Old Navy.  She says she plans to buy a new house to get her family out of the small duplex where they live.

Three Found Dead Following Goldendale House Fire


(Goldendale, WA)  --  Klickitat County officials say a man and his two children were found dead following a house fire in Goldendale.  The coroner's office says 34-year-old Thomas G. Blakely, seven-year-old Kyra Blakely, and five-year-old Thomas Evan Blakely died in the blaze, which was reported at 2:30 yesterday morning at the home on North Mill Street.  The children's mother wasn't home at the time.  Investigators say it appears the fire was caused by faulty electrical wiring.

Gas Prices Falling Steadily


(Portland, OR)  --  The decline in gasoline prices continues steadily in the Portland area.  Triple-A reports the average for regular is just under two-97 a gallon, a penny below yesterday's average.  The national average for regular is about two-73 a gallon.

Recount Begins For GMO Labeling Measure


(Salem, OR)  --  The recount is underway for Oregon's Measure 92.  The measure would require labeling of all food made with genetically-altered ingredients.  After the initial vote count ended, the measure was defeated by less than a thousand votes, triggering an automatic recount under state law.  The recount deadline is December 12th.
 

Group Asks Fred Meyer To Ban Open-carry


(Portland, OR)  --  An Oregon group is asking Fred Meyer to ban customers from openly carrying guns in its stores.  The group, called "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America," delivered a petition yesterday to Fred Meyer headquarters in Portland.  The group says it delivered about 18-thousand signatures collected from people in states where Fred Meyer has locations.  Group representatives told "The Oregonian" that its goals include raising public awareness about what it calls "lax gun laws" and to change gun policies at businesses that families patronize.

WA Says 6,000 Health-care Plans Accidentally Cancelled


(Olympia, WA)  --  State officials say about six-thousand Washingtonians who renewed their health coverage through the state's Healthplanfinder website have been told that their plans for next year have been cancelled.  Health Benefit Exchange CEO Richard Onizuka told KING-5 that it's possible that the system integrator, Deloitte, ran an automated enrollment cancellation process in error.  Onizuka says the state is working now to get those accounts back on line.

Police ID Man Killed On I-205


(Portland, OR)  --  Police continue to investigate a crash that killed a 40-year-old pedestrian on I-205 in Portland.  Authorities say Ritchie Dodge was hit while he tried to cross the southbound lanes of the freeway in the area of the Killingsworth-Sandy-Columbia off-ramp around 6:30 p.m. Monday.  Portland police say Dodge was seen earlier in the northbound lanes of I-205 and may have been panhandling.

Portland Man, Ex-Tuskegee Airman, Dies At 94


(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man who trained with the Tuskegee Airmen in World War Two is dead at age 94.  Carl Diez [[ dies ]] was a lifelong Portland resident, who graduated from Franklin High School and the University of Portland.  He went through training to fly with the famous African-American fighter pilots, but was unable to participate in the European Theater of operations because of a depth-perception problem.  Services for Deiz will be held Friday at noon at St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church at 120 Northeast Knott.

Feds Join Investigation Of Dead Crows


(Portland, OR)  --  Efforts to determine what caused the deaths of dozens of crows in Portland is drawing national interest.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking to determine what caused the crows to die last week in Portland parks.  An Audubon Society preliminary examination shows the crows had corn in their systems.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will try to find out whether the corn was poisoned.

Gas Prices Still Heading Down


(Portland, OR)  --  Prices at the gas pump are still dropping in the Portland area.  Triple-A's latest survey shows the average for regular is just under two-98 a gallon, down more than a half-cent from yesterday.  It's also about four cents below the average of a week ago.  The national average for regular is about two-75 a gallon.

Suspect In Weighmaster Murder Arrested




(Boring, OR)  --  A man suspected of murdering a Clackamas County weighmaster is in custody in Los Angeles.  Authorities say Dirck Morgan White was critically wounded Sunday night when Los Angeles police returned fire after he shot at them.  White is accused of shooting Grady Waxenfelter to death along Highway 224 in Boring on February 6th and then fleeing the scene.  He's currently under police guard while being treated.

Strike Possible At University Of Oregon


(Eugene, OR)  --  A strike may be possible at the University of Oregon in Eugene.  Parties on both sides say mediation has failed to render a solution between the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation and the university.  The union says the main point of contention in the negotiations is paid medical and parental leave for graduate student employees.  Interim President Scott Coltrane says he expects grad student employees to begin striking today.

Man Arrested After Shots Reported In Troutdale


(Troutdale, OR)  --  Troutdale police say they've arrested a man who shot a gun into the air after threatening to shoot his girlfriend.  Officers were dispatched early yesterday morning after reports of a gun being shot outside a house in the area of 23rd Street and Southeast Lewellyn Avenue.  Police say there were no reports of property damage, but the shooter and another person were taken into custody.  The accused shooter is facing multiple charges.

Pedestrian Killed On I-205 In Portland


(Portland, OR)  --  Police are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian on I-205 in Portland.  All southbound lanes on the highway were closed yesterday after a man was killed near the Killingswoth Street off-ramp.  Authorities say the man died after being hit in the southbound lanes, possibly after panhandling in the northbound lanes.  All lanes of I-205 were reopened by around 8:40 p.m.

Beaverton Students Suspected Of Social-media Threats


(Beaverton, OR)  --  Police say two Beaverton High School students are suspected of posting threats online via social media.  KPTV reports that police patrols are being stepped up at the school, but authorities say it's not likely that any students will face threats if they attend classes today.  The threats reportedly contained messages to people to bring guns to the school and to "shoot anyone else they hate."  Police say the suspects could be facing first-degree disorderly conduct charges.
 

Portland-area Gas Price Averages Below $3


(Portland, OR)  --  Prices at the gas pump are still on the decline in the Portland area.  The average for regular is just over two-98 a gallon, down a penny from yesterday's average.  It's also three cents below the average at this time last week.

Multiple Arrests After Michael Brown Rally In Portland


(Portland, OR)  --  Hundreds of people are protesting the Ferguson case in Portland.  The Reverend Jesse Jackson spoke to a crowd that grew to more than a thousand people Saturday night near the Justice Center.  They were demonstrating against the grand jury's decision one week ago not to charge a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen.  A stand-off between police and protestors happened near Pioneer Courthouse Square later in the night, and ten people were arrested.

Three Injured In Weekend Stabbing


(Portland, OR)  --  Three people are recovering from stab wounds after a large fight broke out in Portland.  The incident happened early yesterday morning outside a home near Northeast 126th and Clackamas Street.  According to police, two of the victims were expected to survive, but the third one suffered more serious injuries.  They're looking for the suspect, who's described as a white or Hispanic male in his 20s.
 

Music Teacher Accused Of Sending Lewd Texts To Minor


(Salem, OR)  --  A North Salem high school teacher is accused of sending lewd text messages to a minor.  Twenty-five-year-old Ivan Hallstead was arrested Friday for allegedly texting the child and trying to lure them for sex.  He's a part-time percussion instructor in the Salem Keizer School District and also teaches private lessons at Guitar World in Keizer.  An investigation is ongoing.
 

Coast Guard Rescues Five From Sinking Fishing Boat


(Newport, OR)  --  A fishing crew is lucky to be alive after the Coast Guard rescued them when their boat sank off the Oregon coast.  Five people aboard the Blazer sent a mayday call around 4:30 a.m. Saturday to inform the Coast Guard their boat was taking on water west of Siletz Bay.  The crew then put on cold water immersion suits and climbed onto a life raft.  Three people were rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter and the other two by a Coast Guard boat.  Three of the crew had minor injuries.

Police Sergeant Speaks Out About Touching Protest Photo


(Portland, OR)  --  The white Portland police sergeant caught on camera embracing a black Ferguson protestor is speaking out about the heartfelt hug that's been shared around the world.  Sergeant Bret Barnum tells KGW-TV he couldn't pass up the kid who had a sign around his neck that read "free hugs."  He says 12-year-old Devonte Hart was frightened by the protestors and police, but he reassured the boy that something good would come out of the situation.  The snapshot of the pair's tearful hug has spread faster than any other picture taken in the aftermath of last week's grand jury decision.
 

Man Hospitalized From Mall Shooting


(Clackamas, OR)  --  Clackamas police are looking into a shooting at the Town Center Mall.  They say a man was shot and several vehicles were bullet sprayed in the parking lot of Dave and Busters yesterday morning.  Police say the victim was released from the hospital and is not cooperating with the investigation.

Family Escapes Hillsboro Fire


(Hillsboro, OR)  --  A family of three is temporarily homeless after a fire that tore through their Hillsboro home.  Firefighters say it started in the garage and then spread yesterday afternoon.  They say most of the family's furniture is salvageable.
 

Man Crashes Car Through Business


(Portland, OR)  --  A man suspected of DUI is accused of trashing a business.  Police say Adrian Johnson crashed his car through the front doors of a business on Northeast Sand and 33rd at around 2:30 Saturday morning.  Nobody was reported hurt.

Tree Lighting Draws Thousands Of Spectators


(Portland, OR)  --  The holiday season is officially underway in Portland.  Thousands of Portlanders braved the weather Friday night to watch the lighting of the tree at Pioneer Courthouse Square.  The 75-foot tree has more than 14-thousand LED lights.

Two Women Killed In Crash


(Albany, OR)  --  Oregon State Police are still investigating a crash on Highway 20 near Albany where two people died.  They say 45-year-old Elizabeth Maye either stopped or was stopping to try to turn across traffic when she was rear-ended Friday night.  Her vehicle was then struck head-on by a Honda Odyssey.  Elizabeth Maye and her passenger Amanda Maye-Strawn died at the scene.

Protesters Arrested After Jackson Rally


(Portland, OR)  --  A few protesters face charges from violence that erupted after a rally attended by Reverend Jesse Jackson.  Some took to the streets after Jackson's speech.  Police say they arrested some in the group who laid down in the street and refused orders to clear.  Seven were booked into jail on disorderly conduct charges.

Two Found Dead In Sherwood Home


(Sherwood, OR) -- Police are investigating the deaths of a man and his girlfriend at a home in Sherwood as a murder-suicide. A SWAT team was dispatched yesterday morning to the home on Southwest Cereghino Lane, where the man had reportedly holed up inside after a woman had been shot. That woman fled the home after suffering a non-life-threatening wound, and went to a neighbor's to call 911. The SWAT team entered the home about five hours after being dispatched, and found the man and his girlfriend dead of gunshot wounds.

WA Murder Suspect Apprehended In Portland


(Portland, OR) -- A months-long manhunt for a suspect in a Washington murder is now in custody. Raphael Smith, who's accused in the robbery and murder of 41-year-old Kevin Young, was arrested Wednesday by U.S. marshals in Portland. Authorities believe Smith shot Young to death in August at a Tacoma motel. The U.S. Marshals Service says Smith had assumed the identity of a man from the Dominican Republic while in Portland.
 

Landslide Causes Closure Of Multnomah Falls Trail


(Hood River, OR) -- Officials aren't sure when a portion of the trail system at Multnomah Falls will reopen. The U.S. Forest Service says a landslide along Larch Mountain trail Number 441 has prompted its closure from the Benson Bridge to the Number 400 trail junction. A Forest Service spokesperson says people can still hike up to the Benson Bridge and get a great view of the falls.

Police ID Bus Accident Victim


(Happy Valley, OR)  --  The driver of a TriMet bus that ran over and killed a 60-year-old man near Clackamas Town Center is on leave while police investigate.  Oregon State Police say Elias French fell under the back wheels of the bus as it was pulling away from a stop at 82nd Avenue and Causey Way Wednesday evening.  The driver, 46-year-old Jason Wilhelm, will also undergo mental-health counseling.

Medically Endangered Woman Reported Missing


(Vancouver, WA)  --  Vancouver police are looking for a missing woman who's reported to be medically endangered.  Authorities say 74-year-old Sandra Wright was last seen around 5:30 yesterday evening, but she failed to return to a scheduled location to pick up some personal items.  Police say Wright has medical problems and has limited mobility on foot.  She's described as white, average height, weighing 81 pounds, last seen wearing black pants, maroon shirt and a white colored coat, and believed to be driving a white 2007 Toyota Prius with Washington plate 628 YVL.
 

Gas Price Average Dips Below $3


(Portland, OR)  --  The average price of regular gas in Portland is finally below the three-dollar mark.  Triple-A reports the average of just under three bucks a gallon is a half-cent below yesterday's average.  It's also three cents cheaper than a week ago.  The national average for regular is about two-79 a gallon.

Pedestrian Killed By TriMet Bus


(Clackamas County, OR)  --  Police are investigating after a 60-year-old man was run over and killed by a TriMet bus in Clackamas County.  Authorities say the man died shortly before six o'clock last night at the intersection of 82nd Avenue and Causey Avenue.  Witnesses told Oregon State Police that the man approached the bus with his bicycle at a bus stop.  He then reportedly began hitting the side of the bus, and when it pulled away, the man fell and was run over.

Dead Crows Found At Portland Parks


(Portland, OR)  --  Officials are trying to determine what caused the deaths of several dozen crows along the Willamette River waterfront and at some Portland parks.  Police say several crows were seen having seizures and flopping on the ground at Waterfront Park.  Other crows were found dead at the Lovejoy Fountain and around Chapman and Lownsdale Square parks.  Parks officials say it's possible the birds ingested some kind of toxin.

Tobacco Stolen From Wilsonville Stores


(Wilsonville, OR)  --  Two men who stole about 14-hundred dollars' worth of tobacco products from two convenience stores in Wilsonville are being sought.  Police say the men entered the stores Monday morning after each location received a large shipment of tobacco.  The men reportedly waited for employees to be distracted and stole the cigarettes and other products before fleeing.  Police say one of the suspects is black, in his 40s or 50s, five-feet-ten and 300 pounds, while the other is either white or Hispanic, in his 40s, about five-feet-eight and 250 pounds.

Man Shot Dead By Police At Vancouver Apartment Complex


(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police say a man who was shot to death by officers outside a Vancouver apartment complex was holding a gun that turned out to be an airsoft AR-15 replica.  Police were dispatched Tuesday night to the Alder Creek Apartments at Northeast 49th Street and 118th Court, after a report of an argument, a fire at one of the units, and a man with a gun.  Authorities say officers confronted the man in the parking lot, and shot him to death when he pointed the gun at a woman nearby.  The fire, which is believed to have been set by the man, led to several units being damaged.

Smaller Group Holds Ferguson Protest In Portland


(Portland, OR)  --  One arrest is being reported, following a demonstration in Portland against the Ferguson grand jury decision.  The protesters gathered around three p.m. yesterday at the Portland Justice Center, and began marching through downtown at 5:30 p.m.  One person, who police say was a heckler and not a protester, was arrested.  KGW-TV reports police blocked off the on-ramp to I-405 at Burnside Street and Southwest 14th Avenue to keep protesters from walking onto the highway.

Woman Goes Into Labor On I-84


(Portland, OR)  --  State transportation officials say a woman traveling on I-84 in Portland was alone in her car when she went into labor yesterday.  The woman pulled over and called 911, believing she wouldn't make it to a hospital.  Traffic was stalled in the westbound lanes of the highway near Southeast Grand Avenue, as the woman was loaded onto an ambulance and taken to Providence Medical Center.  I-84 was clear by around 4:45 yesterday evening.

Ferguson Protesters Block Traffic In Portland


(Portland, OR)  --  Police say a protest in Portland over the Ferguson grand jury decision resulted in traffic obstruction and arrests.  Authorities say the protest began peacefully yesterday afternoon at the Police Bureau's Central Precinct at Southwest Third and Madison, and the crowd began marching around downtown Portland at five p.m.  Police say some rocks were thrown during the march and a driver was assaulted.  Traffic was halted after marchers streamed onto I-5 and I-84, even though police in riot gear tried to block access.

Teen Sentenced For Sexual Assault, Attempted Rape


(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland teenager is headed to prison after he pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault.  Eighteen-year-old Justin Dejohn Hubbard has been sentenced to 28 years for trying to rape a Northeast Portland woman and for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old who was walking to school.  Hubbard entered the guilty plea Monday to multiple counts.
 

Man, Wife Shot In Oregon City


(Oregon City, OR)  --  Police say the shooting of a man and his wife in Oregon City was the result of domestic violence.  Both are in the intensive-care units at the hospitals where they were taken, following yesterday's shootings at a home in the 15-thousand block of Swan Avenue.  Authorities say the 38-year-old man and the 32-year-old woman each had a gunshot wound when they were found in a driveway around noon yesterday.  Their names haven't been released.
 

More Details About Police-involved Shooting In Beaverton


(Beaverton, OR)  --  The Beaverton Police Department says eight rounds were fired from AR-15 rifles by officers in last week's shooting that killed 29-year-old Chelsea Fresh.  Officials say the officers opened fire last Thursday after Fresh came out of her home and pointed a .22 rifle at them.  The police department reported yesterday that the rifle wasn't loaded.  The department says officers were dispatched to the home on Southwest Conestoga Drive after Fresh's boyfriend reported she was suicidal and had knives and rifles in the house.
 

Man Rescued From Willamette River


(Portland, OR)  --  A man is being treated at a Portland hospital after he nearly drowned in the Willamette River.  Portland fire crews responded to a call about a man who was struggling to keep his head above water near the Morrison Bridge around 8:20 last night.  After rescue crews pulled the man out, he was taken to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital.  Portland Fire & Rescue officials say it's not clear how the man ended up in the river.

Fuel Prices Fall Slightly


(Portland, OR)  --  Gasoline prices ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday are slightly lower.  Triple-A reports the Portland-area average for a gallon of regular is just over three-01, which is two cents below the average of a week ago.  The national average for regular is two-81 a gallon.

Portland Protest Peaceful Following Ferguson Decision


(Portland, OR)  --  Police say a protest that was staged in Portland, following a grand jury decision to not issue an indictment against a Ferguson, Missouri police officer, went peacefully.  A small group gathered last night outside the Justice Center in downtown Portland, but no violence took place.  The scene was different in Seattle, where protesters threw rocks and bottles at police and streamed onto Interstate 5 last night.  The highway was cleared and reopened about a half-hour later.

Arrest Made After Police Horses Released


(Portland, OR)  --  An arrest was made after several Portland Police horses were released from their stables.  Authorities say the animals were let loose last night from stables on Northwest Naito Parkway, after a 24-year-old man broke into the barn.  Five horses that got out of the building were later safely located.  The suspect is expected to face burglary charges.

Man Gets Life Sentence For Murder Of Wife


(Portland, OR)  --  A man who was charged with murdering his estranged wife in Gresham is to spend life in prison with the possibility of parole.  Joshua Cavett pleaded guilty to murder in the death of Jessie Doyle Cavett, who was found shot to death in her apartment in October 2013.  Police say Joshua Cavett abducted the couple's then-two-year-old daughter following the shooting, but she was later found unharmed.  Cavett, who's 37, will be eligible for parole after 28 years.

Recount Likely For GMO-labeling Measure


(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon's Measure 92 is likely headed for a recount.  The final vote tally shows the GMO-labeling measure failed by 809 votes, which means it will be subject to an automatic recount.  Secretary of State Kate Brown says she'll make an official determination next week on whether a recount will be required.  Under Measure 92, prominent labeling would be required for food containing genetically-modified ingredients.

Woman Attacked By Two Men In SE Portland


(Portland, OR)  --  Police are looking for two men who attacked a woman in Southeast Portland.  The woman reported the attack after it happened early Saturday morning, saying the men grabbed her by the arms and dragged her to a side street.  The woman told investigators she was able to fight her way out of the men's grasp and run away, then hid in some bushes until after they left the area.  Police are describing the suspects as Hispanic men in their 20s, about six feet tall with medium builds, both wearing dark clothing.

Teens Accused Of Burglarizing Wilsonville School


(Wilsonville, OR)  --  Four teenagers are in trouble with the law, after being accused of burglarizing Boones Ferry Primary School in Wilsonville.  Sheriff's deputies told KATU-TV they found and apprehended four teenage suspects who were seen running from the school around 6:30 yesterday evening.  Authorities say the teens had stolen various items, which were recovered during the arrests.  Deputies say one of the teens entered the school through the roof and then let the other teens into the building.
 

Portland Woman Seriously Injured In Crash


(Pendleton, OR)  --  Two Portland-area women are being treated for injuries, following a crash in Pendleton.  Authorities say Shelley Whittaker of Portland was driving along I-84 Saturday night when she crashed into the back of a large vehicle.  Whittaker and her passenger, Tuesday Hailey of Hillsboro, were able to get out of the vehicle before it caught fire.  Police say Whittaker is listed in serious condition, and Hailey sustained less serious injuries.

Gas Prices Fall


(Portland, OR)  --  Prices at the gas pump are still falling slowly.  The latest Triple-A survey shows the average for regular fell about a half-cent overnight, to just over three-02 a gallon.  Regular gas sold for an average of three-25 a gallon at this time last month.

Two Injured In Hash-Oil Blast At Gas Station


(Tigard, OR)  --  Two men are being treated for burns following a hash-oil explosion in a gas station restroom in Tigard.  Police say the men were trying to extract hash oil from marijuana in a bathroom at the 76 station on Southwest Greenburg Road.  The explosion caused "significant" damage to the restroom.  Police say 18-year-old Dennis Tapia and 23-year-old Jose Rios, both of Tigard, suffered severe burns.

Woman Arrested Following Hit-And-Run


(Portland, OR)  --  A woman who's accused of hitting a man with her vehicle in Southeast Portland and driving away is now in custody.  Police say 27-year-old Ariel Neuman ran into 21-year-old Jordan Jackson yesterday morning with her Volkswagen Beetle, in the area of Southeast 30th and Steele.  Police say Jackson was found lying in the street, but is expected to survive his injuries.  Neuman was booked for third-degree assault, felony hit-and-run, DUII, and reckless driving.
 

Stabbing Suspect In Custody


(McMinnville, OR)  --  A Coos Bay man is in custody after being accused of stabbing another man in McMinnville.  Police say Stephen Brandon Garr stabbed Jaime Alfredo Jimenez of McMinnville during a fight early yesterday morning near the intersection of Northeast 3rd Street and Evans.  Jiminez was stabbed repeatedly, but police say he's expected to survive.  Garr is being held in the Yamhill County Jail.

Measure 92 Likely To Be Recounted


(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon's GMO-labeling measure is likely headed for a recount.  Measure 92, which would require labeling for foods with genetically-modified ingredients, has such a small gap between "yes" and "no" votes that a recount may be needed.  The latest vote tally shows the measure failing by just under 15-hundred votes, which is within the three-thousand-vote threshold that triggers an automatic recount.  The deadline to finish counting votes for the November 4th election is Monday at five p.m.

Woman Killed In Officer-involved Shooting


(Beaverton, OR)  --  Beaverton police say a woman who was killed in an officer-involved shooting was suicidal.  Officers responded yesterday to a report of a suicidal woman who had access to guns and knives at a home on Conestoga Drive.  Officials say the woman came in and out of the house with a rifle several times, and was shot when she pointed the gun at police.  The woman's name hasn't been released.

Food-cart Worker Accused Of Dealing Heroin


(Portland, OR)  --  A food-cart worker, who's accused of dealing heroin behind the business, is in custody.  Portland police say 40-year-old Christopher Bartz was arrested Tuesday near the Satay Indonesian food cart at Southwest 9th and Alder.  Authorities say a confidential informant told police that Bartz dealt heroin directly behind the business.  Bartz is to make his next court appearance on November 28th.
 

Memorial Service Scheduled For Longtime Beaverton City Councilmember


(Beaverton, OR)  --  A memorial service will be held Sunday for former longtime Beaverton City Councilmember Cathy Stanton.  Stanton died last Sunday at the age of 65 of complications caused by a stroke.  She served on the Council for 19 years before stepping down in 2012, and was a volunteer for the Beaverton City Library.  The memorial service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Beaverton Christian Church on Southwest Allen Boulevard.
 

Father Of Girl Sought By Police Turns Himself In


(Ashland, OR)  --  Police say a man who authorities believe took his daughter in violation of a custody agreement has turned himself in.  Officials say seven-year-old Reagan Bute is safe after her father surrendered yesterday to police in the Jackson County community of Ashland.  Investigators began looking for the girl after Paul Bute was reported to have taken her out of her McMinnville school early on Wednesday.  Police say the father had lost custody of his daughter in court.

Former Miss Teen Oregon Facing Drug Charges


(Keizer, OR)  --  A former Miss Teen Oregon is facing drug-related charges.  Twenty-three-year-old Jamie France was one of three people arrested after police received a tip about drugs being sold out of a house in Keizer.  France was named Miss Teen Oregon-World in 2009.  She was booked on charges of possessing meth, heroin, and Suboxone.  Also facing charges are Erin Wells and Jarrod Wells, who are both 37.

Multnomah County Residents Warned Of Phone Scam


(Portland, OR)  --  Multnomah County residents are being warned of a phone scam in which the caller claims to be with the sheriff's office.  Deputies say the caller demands payment for an outstanding arrest warrant and tells the intended victim to purchase a Green Dot, MoneyPak, or Vanilla Network reloadable card to make the payment.  Authorities say none of those who reported the scam lost any money.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says it would never call anyone to ask for a payment over the phone for warrants or traffic fines.

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