(St. Helens, OR) -- Police in St. Helens are looking for a 13-year-old boy who's been reported missing. Authorities say River Casino Elder may have run away from home. Investigators tell KATU-TV the boy may be in the Rainier or Clatskanie areas with a small, white dog. Anyone who knows the whereabouts of River Casino Elder is asked to call police at 503-397-1521.
(Portland, OR) -- Portland State University and the University of Oregon are getting tuition increases after all. Resubmitted requests for tuition hikes by the two schools have been approved by the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission. Portland State will receive a tuition increase of eight-point-37 percent for the 2017-18 academic year, and the University of Oregon will see an increase of eleven-point-48 percent. The commission voted to approve the increases after receiving assurances that the universities would lower tuition if Oregon lawmakers increase state investment in higher education.
(Portland, OR) -- Gasoline prices in the Portland area are slightly lower with the arrival of the Memorial Day weekend. The latest Triple-A survey of area gas stations shows the average for regular is two-76 a gallon, a half-cent below the average of a week ago. The national average for regular is two-37 a gallon.
(George, WA) -- Grant County, Washington authorities say three people were killed and eight others were injured in a crash just south of the community of George. Sheriff's deputies say an SUV carrying one person collided with a van around 4:30 yesterday morning near the intersection of Adams Road South and Frenchman Hills Road Southwest. One of the eight who were injured was airlifted to a Wenatchee hospital. No names have been released.
(Woodburn, OR) -- A 38-year-old psychiatric patient who left his residential facility in Woodburn without authorization is being sought. The Psychiatric Security Review Board says Patrick Justin Austin left the facility last night with help from his fiancee. The pair may be traveling in a gold, late-model RAV4 crossover vehicle. Austin is described as white, five-foot-ten, 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He's currently psychiatrically stable, but could become dangerous if he consumes drugs or alcohol, or doesn't take his medications. Anyone who sees Austin is asked to call police.
(Portland, OR) -- A man who's accused of throwing bodily fluid on women in Portland-area grocery stores is behind bars. Police say 47-year-old Manual Banuelos-Alcala of Beaverton reportedly followed unsuspecting women in each of the four stores, threw the substance at them and walked away. Investigators say Banuelos-Alcala was spotted yesterday by officers in the parking lot of the Safeway on Southwest Barbur Boulevard and was arrested without incident. He's facing charges of third-degree sex abuse.
(Olympia, WA) -- A bill that was passed by Washington state lawmakers earlier this year aims to make people better "digital citizens." The bill's sponsor, Senator Marko Liias of Edmonds, says the measure focuses on teaching kids what constitutes appropriate and responsible use of technology. The legislation, which is considered to be among the first of its kind in the U.S., was spearheaded by retired teacher and media literacy educator Claire Beach, who says the new law allows conversations appropriate to age and appropriate for grade to begin in the classroom. Beach tells KING-5 that kids need to know what and what not to post on social media as well as how to protect themselves online.
(Undated) -- Portland is one of the best cities for those seeking summer jobs. That's according to finance and lifestyle website WalletHub.com, which ranks Portland number six among the 150 cities surveyed. The Rose City ranks high in the categories of "Social Environment & Affordability" and "Youth Job Market." Vancouver also made the "Best Places for Summer Jobs" list at number 83.
(Portland, OR) -- Portland's River View Cemetery is saying "no" to bicycle riders this Memorial Day weekend. Director David Noble tells KGW-TV that signs have been installed near the cemetery entrances and exits to warn cyclists not to cut through between Friday morning and Monday night. Noble says there have been a number of complaints about cyclists speeding through the cemetery, cutting off cars, and yelling and swearing at visitors. He says Memorial Day is the busiest weekend of the year for the cemetery.
(Vancouver, WA) -- Police are investigating a shooting that left a man wounded in his Vancouver home. The shooting was reported around 9:30 last night at the house in the 15-thousand-300 block of Northeast 20th Street near Evergreen High School. Investigators say a dark SUV was seen leaving the area. The victim was shot twice in the leg but is expected to survive.
(Undated) -- The latest ParkScore Index ranks Portland fifth in the country in relation to its park system. According to the index, compiled by the Trust for Public Land, Portland earns four-and-a-half "park benches" on a scale of zero to five. ParkScores are based on factors that include park access, park size, and facilities. Minneapolis ranks first, followed by St. Paul, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. Seattle is ranked 11th.
(Vancouver, WA) -- No injuries are being reported following an early morning fire that broke out in a large shop in Vancouver. Firefighters were on the scene around 3:15 this morning on Northeast 112th Avenue and Fourth Plain Boulevard, where flames were shooting up through the roof of the building. Investigators will try to determine what caused the blaze.
(Portland, OR) -- Authorities say a woman who died Monday night in a boat crash on the Columbia River was a Wilsonville resident. Multnomah County sheriff's deputies say 46-year-old Heidi Knight was a passenger in a boat driven by Steven Schalk of Milwaukie, who hit a pylon supporting the Glenn L. Jackson Memorial Bridge Monday night. Knight died at a Vancouver hospital. Schalk was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
(Happy Valley, OR) -- The man who's accused of hitting three construction-zone workers in Happy Valley and killing one is charged with manslaughter. Fifty-one-year-old Fedsot Tsopko is also facing a DUII charge in the Tuesday crash that killed 48-year-old Pablo Dominguez-Amezcua of Portland. The wreck happened on Southeast 122nd Avenue between Sunnyside Road and Mountain Gate Road. Two other workers were hospitalized, and both are recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.
(Olympia, WA) -- Washington's superintendent of public instruction is proposing lengthening school days and extending the academic year in the future for students in K-through-8. Superintendent Chris Reykdal [[ RIKE-doll ]] is proposing major changes in the educational experience for Washington public-school students, to be implemented in phases between this year and 2023 at a cost of four-billion dollars. Reykdal wants the state to define basic education and decide how to fund teachers, phase out the standardized-test requirement for graduation, and require the teaching of dual languages starting in kindergarten. The proposed extension of school days and the academic year for K-through-8 would start in 2021.
(Portland, OR) -- Portland city leaders say water from the Bull Run reservoirs will have to undergo treatment, in light of sample-testing earlier this year that showed the presence of the parasite Cryptosporidium [[ KRIP-toh-spor-ID-ee-um ]]. Before the testing took place, Bull Run water had been considered one of the cleanest drinking-water supplies in the country. The water is treated with chlorine but isn't filtered, and it will likely cost tens of millions of dollars to treat it. Portland Commissioner Nick Fish tells KGW-TV the contamination likely came from animals that defecated near the edge of the water and it was pushed into the reservoir by the heavy winter rains.
(Portland, OR) -- Portland police say they've arrested a man accused of stealing a car and leading officers on a chase. Authorities say Anthony Michael Huff was spotted yesterday evening in a stolen vehicle and was pursued for a short distance, but he was later arrested after a search of the area of Southeast 162nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard. Police say Huff is expected to be charged with hit-and-run and assault.
(Gladstone, OR) -- Officials say crews have suspended their search for a swimmer who disappeared after he jumped into the water at High Rocks Park in Gladstone. Authorities say the man jumped in from the rocks around 7:20 last night, came up momentarily, then went back under and never resurfaced. Around 9 p.m., the search was suspended by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Water Rescue Team because of the strong current.
(Portland, OR) -- Portland police are looking for a 74-year-old man with dementia who's vanished. Authorities say Jodie Leon Harris was reported to have left the Oregon Health Clinic in the Gateway district around 1:30 yesterday afternoon. Police say Harris, who doesn't know the Portland area, was last seen walking toward the Fred Meyer store on Northeast 102nd Avenue without a cell phone or identification. Harris is described as black, five-foot-seven, 190 pounds. Anyone with information on his location is asked to call 911.
(Gresham, OR) -- Police are investigating a shooting that left a nine-year-old boy and his 29-year-old mother critically wounded in Gresham. Authorities say Cherie Thompson and the boy were found in their Northeast 183rd Street apartment with gunshot wounds around 4:30 yesterday morning, and were taken to a hospital. Police believe it was a targeted shooting, but no suspects have been identified.
(Portland, OR) -- Crews continue to work on restoring electricity to a section of downtown Portland after an outage hit the area last night. Pacific Power officials say the outage spanned roughly from Burnside Street to Southwest Jefferson Street and from Southwest Broadway to Interstate 405 at its peak. About two-thousand customers remain without power this morning and officials say residents should be prepared to be without electricity until as late at 5:30 this afternoon.
(Beaverton, OR) -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office is keeping a close eye on a sinkhole that's appeared in a Beaverton neighborhood. The opening was reported yesterday on Southwest 123rd Avenue at Southwest Denfield Street. Deputies say on the surface, the sinkhole is about the size of a manhole, but below, it's actually about six-feet wide and three to six-feet deep. Crews blocked off the area surrounding the sinkhole and tell Fox-12 it will be repaired at a later date.
(Corvallis, OR) -- Corvallis police have a man in custody after he was accused of breaking into a house and stabbing several people, causing three of them serious injuries. Authorities say the suspect poured gas on the Northwest 27th Street house early yesterday morning in the back yard and unsuccessfully tried to set it afire, then broke into the home and slashed four people with a knife. Police say the suspect then ran from the house, but was found by officers near the Benton County Senior Center and apprehended. The man's name hasn't been released.
(Olympia, WA) -- A bill signed into law by Washington Governor Jay Inslee directs state agencies to conduct an elk-management pilot project to reduce highway collisions involving elk. Moses Lake Representative Tom Dent, who sponsored the measure, says it was developed in response to the growing problem of the Colockum [[ CLOCK-um ]] elk herd in Kittitas County and the safety hazards that go with it. Under the new law, the pilot project would include limited hunting of the Colockum herd, establishment of a permitting mechanism to allow a person to feed elk by permit only, and use of managed livestock grazing to draw elk away from roads and private property.
(Elkhorn, OR) -- Authorities say a 25-year-old man is presumed drowned after he disappeared at the Three Pools swimming area in Marion County. Sheriff's deputies say the man was swimming in the North Fork of the Santiam River with friends when he vanished around four o'clock yesterday afternoon. Search crews will continue to look for the man's body later today. His name hasn't been made public.
(Vancouver, WA) -- Authorities say a woman is dead after the boat in which she was riding crashed into the Glenn Jackson Bridge. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says the 18-to-20-foot boat was going about 45 miles an hour on the Columbia River when it hit a pylon on the north side of the bridge. The woman, who was one of two people aboard the boat, died later at a hospital. A man who was in the boat with the woman is expected to be fine.
(Olympia, WA) -- A bill introduced in the Washington State Legislature seeks to outlaw the wearing of masks in public. The measure, sponsored by Senator Jim Honeyford of Sunnyside, claims that recent demonstrations with masked protesters have become "a threat to public safety." Honeyford says "common-sense legislation" is needed to distinguish between masks used for reasonable purposes and those used to hide someone's identity or commit crime. The measure would not apply to children under 16.
(Undated) -- An analysis by financial-assistance website 24/7 Wall Street shows Oregon is among the top half of states with the highest percentages of government employees. Last year, more than 300-thousand people in Oregon worked in federal, state, or local government jobs. That's nearly 17 percent of the state's workforce. In 2006, the same percentage of Oregon workers had government jobs.
(Portland, OR) -- Officials say ten people, including three children, have been displaced by a fire at an apartment building in Southeast Portland. The blaze was reported around 2:30 this morning at the Hamilton Park apartments on Southeast 122nd Avenue. Portland Fire & Rescue officials say the fire started in a second-floor apartment and spread to a second unit. The Red Cross is assisting those having to find other places to sleep. No injuries have been reported.
(Port Townsend, WA) -- Inspectors continue to examine a Ferris wheel, following an accident that caused two women and a seven-year-old child to fall 15 feet to a metal platform below. It happened Thursday night at the Rhododendron Festival in Port Townsend, Washington. One of the women suffered critical injuries, but is now listed in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. KING-TV reports every ride at the festival was inspected Friday and deemed safe, except for the Ferris wheel, which remained closed as the investigation continued.
(Portland, OR) -- Police say they've made an arrest after responding to a report of shots fired in North Portland. KATU-TV reports officers found a white car riddled with bullets parked on Northwest 9th Avenue last night. The arrest was made outside the Pearl Court Apartments in connection to the shooting, but there's no word on the charges. No injuries were reported as a result of the gunfire.
(Portland, OR) -- Police say they have a suspect in custody, following reports of a car-to-car shooting in North Portland. Authorities say it took place around 9:25 last night near North Broadway and Flint Avenue. Police say a suspect was later apprehended in the area of Northwest 9th Avenue and Irving Street. There are no reports of any injuries following the shooting.
(Wood Village, OR) -- One person is dead and two others are injured, after a two-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 in Wood Village. Multnomah County sheriff's deputies say a vehicle crashed at high speed into a second vehicle that was stopped in the middle southbound lane around seven p.m. yesterday. One person was killed at the scene, and two others were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. The East Multnomah County Vehicular Crimes Team is investigating the crash.
(Portland, OR) -- The price of gasoline is little changed over the past few days in the Portland area. Triple-A's latest survey of area gas stations shows the average for regular is two-76, a fraction of a penny below the average of a week ago. The national average for regular is two-36 a gallon.
(Forest Grove, OR) -- Police are investigating a report that a woman was grabbed as she was jogging along a path in Forest Grove. Authorities say the assault happened shortly before one o'clock yesterday afternoon in the area of Highway 47 and Maple Street. Police say the man turned and ran after the attack, and the woman chased him until he entered a backyard in the 15-hundred block of Maple Place. The suspect is described as a white male, five-feet-five, 18-to-20 years old, with light brown hair in a "bowl cut," last seen wearing a white or gray tank top or muscle shirt and dark-colored shorts.
(Burnsville, MN) -- The husband of a Portland woman who suffered serious injuries when a tree fell on her at a pizza restaurant in Minnesota is trying to get her home. The tree fell while the couple was eating dinner on the patio of the pizzeria on May 6th, leaving the woman with a punctured lung and multiple broken ribs. Dan Scott tells KATU-TV he's unable to get his wife, Mickie, a medical transport to a long-term facility in Portland because of a lack of money. Scott has launched a GoFundMe account with the goal of raising 35-thousand dollars, and the account has accumulated more than six-thousand dollars so far.
(Undated) -- Chris Cornell's funeral is being held in Los Angeles Friday. CNN is reporting that the musician's body was flown from Michigan to Los Angeles yesterday and will be buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The family reportedly may have a public memorial for fans at some point, but is now just coping with the loss. Cornell hanged himself in a Detroit hotel after a Soundgarden show Wednesday night.
(Vancouver, WA) -- Clark County authorities say a jail inmate who was shot while being treated at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver has died. Sheriff's deputies say the 66-year-old inmate was taken to the hospital after complaining of a medical issue Wednesday morning and corrections officers were assigned to watch him. Authorities say the inmate "took action" during treatment yesterday morning that resulted in being shot and wounded by deputies. Officials say the inmate died after being taken into surgery.
(Beaverton, OR) -- One person is dead following an early morning shooting at an adult nightclub in Beaverton. Authorities say the shooting happened outside Xpose in the ten-thousand-100 block of Southwest Canyon Road around 1:30 this morning. Washington County sheriff's deputies say the victim died later at a hospital. KOIN-TV reports several people have been detained, but no arrests have been confirmed.
(Portland, OR) -- Fuel prices are steady in the Portland area heading into the weekend. Triple-A reports the average for regular is two-77 a gallon, unchanged from a week ago. The national average for regular is two-35 a gallon.
(Seattle, WA) -- Crab-boat captain Sig Hansen, star of reality TV show "The Deadliest Catch," is in trouble with the law after being accused of an altercation with an Uber driver in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. Police say Hansen was arrested yesterday at his home after the Uber driver told investigators Hansen became belligerent after he learned he couldn't pay cash for his family's ride home. Authorities tell the "Seattle Times" Hansen was accused of spitting on the Uber driver and kicking and denting the driver's car. Hansen released a statement yesterday, saying he "made a boneheaded move" for which he accepts responsibility and apologizes "first and foremost" to the Uber driver.
(Portland, OR) -- The principal of Portland's Access Academy abruptly resigned last Friday after the district reportedly began investigating allegations he'd forged teacher evaluations. "The Oregonian" quotes David Wood as saying he "felt pressure" that resulted in his cutting corners and not doing what he was supposed to do. Wood, who began his tenure as principal of Access Academy in 2014, tells the newspaper he believes he forged only one signature but submitted multiple teacher evaluations without actually having done them. Access Academy, which serves gifted students in grades one through eight, is currently housed at Rose City Park School in Northeast Portland. Wood says he ran short on time and submitted the evaluations to meet the deadline.
(Portland, OR) -- A man who's accused of stabbing another man to death during a fight in Southeast Portland is in police custody. Investigators say 38-year-old Michael Allen Shipley is suspected of killing 53-year-old Brian Bruns Tuesday night at an apartment building on Southeast 99th Avenue. Police say Shipley was arrested yesterday on two outstanding warrants and a murder charge. He's set to be arraigned today.
(Olympia, WA) -- A bill that's aimed at tightening inspection and review of behavioral health and recovery agencies contracted by the state of Washington now has the governor's signature. The measure stemmed from a KING-TV investigation of the Washington Department of Social and Health Services Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, which is responsible for inspecting 570 state-licensed drug-treatment and alcohol-treatment facilities in Washington. The report revealed the agency failed to pursue alleged violations for fear of attracting lawsuits and reached questionable settlements with troubled treatment centers. The new law prohibits DBHR from reducing violations or reaching settlements for the purpose of avoiding lawsuits.
(Beaverton, OR) -- A woman is being hospitalized after a single-vehicle crash in Beaverton. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue officials say the crash happened around 8:40 last night in the area of Southwest Murray Boulevard and Allen Road when the car hit a utility pole. The woman was extricated from the vehicle and taken to Oregon Health & Science University, where she's being treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
(Seattle, WA) -- Tributes continue to flow following the death of rocker Chris Cornell. The Seattle native committed suicide following a performance with Soundgarden Wednesday night at Detroit's Fox Theatre. Last night at Safeco Field, the Seattle Mariners honored Cornell's memory with a pregame moment of silence and samples of his music throughout the Mariners-White Sox game. Songs by Soundgarden were played, along with music by Cornell's later bands, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog.
(Beaverton, OR) -- Two men may be facing charges, after a hash-oil operation at a Beaverton apartment exploded. Police say two children were among those inside the house in the 63-hundred block of Southwest Lombard when the blast took place late last night. Authorities believe the explosion came from the kitchen, where they found evidence of hash-oil manufacturing. Police say 43-year-old Christopher Gibbons was hospitalized after the blast and 30-year-old Troix Chandler was taken to the Washington County Jail. Officials say both will likely face charges.
(Salem, OR) -- Oregon lawmakers are considering legislation that would create standards for ethnic studies in classrooms across the state. The bill would emphasize ethnic and social minorities, and would affect students from kindergarten through 12th grade. HB 2845 is currently assigned to the Joint Committee on Ways and Means.
(Detroit, MI) -- Detroit police say the sudden death of rocker Chris Cornell is being investigated as a "possible suicide." The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman was found unresponsive late last night in his hotel room. Investigators say while there is a possibility Cornell took his own life, they're "waiting on the medical examiner to determine the cause and manner of death." Cornell's representative says the 52-year-old singer's death was "shocking and unexpected." Cornell, a native of Seattle, died after a concert last night with Soundgarden at Detroit's Fox Theatre.
(Olympia, WA) -- A measure signed into law by the governor covers a number of changes to Washington's marijuana industry, including how the product is advertised. The new law prohibits marijuana stores from putting up billboards that appear to be targeting minors. Stores aren't allowed to use toys, cartoon characters or other youth-appealing images. Local governments have the option of putting further restrictions on marijuana billboards.
(Portland, OR) -- Police continue to investigate after a 53-year-old man was stabbed and killed in Southeast Portland. Authorities say Brian Elliott Bruns was found Tuesday night, lying on a second-floor landing of an apartment building in the 44-hundred block of Southeast 99th Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say they're following up on several leads but haven't made an arrest.
(Washington Co., OR) -- A teenager is in intensive care after a suspected drunk driver hit the car she was traveling in with her father and sister on Tuesday night. The 16-year-old's brother told KATU-TV that his sister is suffering from serious injuries, including broken bones in her arms and legs. The other sister who was in the car suffered minor injuries and has been released from the hospital. Their father remains hospitalized. The driver of the other vehicle that hit the family head-on wasn't hurt badly in the accident, and has been cited for driving under the influence and will likely face more charges.
(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Police Association is clashing with Mayor Ted Wheeler over the language in a job posting on the city website. The posting is for the next chief of the Portland Police Bureau and includes a statement that Portland has "a history of legally sanctioned systemic racism." Wheeler says the posting is accurate, while the police union says the post makes it sound like the bureau is racist. Wheeler is conducting a national search for a new chief, though he's invited current Chief Mike Marshman to apply.
(Olympia, WA) -- Washington state politicians will be seeing more in their paychecks. The Washington Citizens' Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials has approved pay increases for lawmakers, statewide elected officials, and judges. Legislators will get a two-percent raise this year and another two percent in 2018, even though they haven't completed an operating budget on time in the past eight years. The governor and attorney general will each get a two-percent pay bump, judges will get a four-percent increase over two years, and two-percent raises will be received by the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state auditor, insurance commissioner, and superintendent of public instruction.
(Washington, DC) -- A group of Democratic U.S. senators is requesting an investigation into U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and Washington Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell say they aim to find out whether Sessions violated his promise to recuse himself from the investigation into Russia's alleged interference with the 2016 presidential election. The eleven senators are asking Inspector General Michael Horowitz to investigate after Sessions recommended that President Donald Trump fire FBI Director James Comey on May 9th. The senators' letter to Horowitz says it appears Sessions' role in the firing of Comey directly violated his recusal.
(Portland, OR) -- Initial returns show a wide margin of approval for the 790-million-dollar Portland Public Schools construction bond. The tally shows 63-percent of voters favored the bond and 37-percent casting "no" votes. PPS officials say the bond will provide millions of dollars to fund much-needed repairs and improvements to aging schools, and to help mitigate ongoing problems with lead content in school-building water supplies. Three new members were elected to the school board including Rita Moore in zone 4, Scott Bailey in zone 5 and Julia Brim-Edwards in zone 6.
(Portland, OR) -- Police say one man is dead following a fight in Southeast Portland. Authorities say it happened around 8:30 last night at an apartment building in the 44-hundred block of Southeast 99th Avenue. Police haven't released the name of the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene after being found with traumatic injuries. There's no word on whether police have arrested a suspect, but investigators believe the victim and suspect knew each other.
(Undated) -- Oregon is listed in the top half of states in regard to adult obesity. An analysis by financial-assistance website 24/7 Wall Street shows Oregon has a 30-percent adult obesity rate, which ranks 23rd. The state has the second-lowest rate of adults who don't exercise, just under 19-percent. Oregon's rate of deaths before the age of 75 is 316 per 100-thousand, which is 16th lowest.
(Olympia, WA) -- A measure to prohibit holding hand-held devices while driving is now law in Washington. Governor Jay Inslee moved the effective date from 2019 to mid-July of this year, saying the bill is too important to wait for the provisions to become law. Current state law only prohibits texting or holding a phone to the ear while driving. The law won't apply to a driver who's using a personal electronic device to contact emergency services.
(Portland, OR) -- The man who was stabbed last weekend in Portland's Old Town neighborhood is dead. Jacob Shroyer was stabbed on May 8th at an apartment building in the 300 block of Northwest 4th Avenue. He died at the hospital and the autopsy is scheduled to happen today. Michael Lee Williams has already been arrested in connection with the stabbing, but now it's believed that more charges will be filed against him.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are investigating a shooting that left a woman wounded in Northeast Portland. Authorities say the woman was walking to her car in the area of Northeast 33rd Avenue and Killingsworth Street around 10:30 last night when she was shot in the leg. Investigators aren't sure whether the woman was the intended target. Police say a black sedan was seen speeding away from the scene.
(Olympia, WA) -- A bill signed by Governor Jay Inslee stiffens punishment for a driver who's arrested for DUI in Washington for the fourth time in ten years. The measure makes that fourth driving-under-the-influence offense a felony, instead of the fifth DUI as dictated by current law. The bill won unanimous support in the state Senate and was approved by a wide margin in the House.
(Hillsboro, OR) -- Four people are hurt following a crash in Hillsboro. The head-on crash happened last night near Southwest Farmington Road and Southwest River Road. One person had to be airlifted to the hospital, and three others were taken to the hospital by ambulance.
(Olympia, WA) -- A bill signed into law by Governor Inslee will require health-insurance plans to cover 12-month supplies of contraceptives, rather than just a month or three months at a time. Everett Representative June Robinson, who sponsored the bill, tells the "News Tribune" the goal is to ensure women don't need to squeeze in trips to the pharmacy every month or every three months just to make sure they won't get pregnant. Under the new law, insurers will be required to cover 12-month birth-control refills and allow women to pick them up at their prescribing doctor's office when possible, rather than an off-site pharmacy.
(Beaverton, OR) -- Authorities are trying to capture a thief who uses guest passes to gain access to locker rooms and steal car keys and other items from lockers. Beaverton police say the woman will then track down the vehicles matching the keys she stole and will take more items from inside the cars. Police tell KATU-TV the woman has specifically targeted the 24 Hour Fitness and LA Fitness locations in the Beaverton area, but is also a suspect in a number of other cases around the Portland Metro.
(Lake Oswego, OR) -- A man accused of pepper-spraying a Lake Oswego police officer is behind bars. Authorities say 46-year-old Bill Paul Anderson reached out and sprayed the officer after being pulled over early yesterday morning in the area of Carman Drive and Fieldstone. Police say Anderson drove off but was later found hiding in a shed, following a short pursuit. Officials say Anderson, who was wanted on outstanding warrants, has been booked on multiple charges.
(Olympia, WA) -- A recently-passed bill that's now law will allow the Washington Department of Natural Resources to donate older fire engines to rural fire districts, vehicles that it otherwise would have to sell at auction. Previous policy mandates that DNR can donate equipment and vehicles to local fire districts, but only if the value is under 500-dollars. Supporters of the new law say it will enable less-wealthy communities that rely mainly on volunteer fire crews to access equipment needed to ramp up their initial fire response.
(Olympia, WA) -- Governor Jay Inslee is leading a contingent of Washington state government and business officials on a trade mission in Mexico this week. The delegation includes representatives from the state departments of Commerce and Agriculture, Seattle-area business interests, and Washington produce and dairy farmers. Officials say the trade mission, which will include visits to Guadalajara and Mexico City, will provide insight on how Washington state products are promoted and sold in the country.
(Estacada, OR) -- A Colton man who's accused of severing his mother's head and bringing it to an Estacada grocery store where an employee was stabbed is behind bars. Clackamas County sheriff's deputies say 36-year-old Joshua Lee Webb killed his 59-year-old mother, Tina Marie Webb, before entering the Harvest Market Thriftway at South Broadway in Estacada on Sunday and critically wounding the employee. The employee, identified as 66-year-old Michael Wagner, is expected to recover. Webb is slated to appear in court this afternoon.
(Portland, OR) -- With a 790-million-dollar school bond on the ballot, voter turnout for tomorrow's election is below 20-percent. County elections director Tim Scott tells KATU-TV that, as of the end of business yesterday, turnout had reached about 18-percent. However, Scott expects more ballots to be returned today, which he says could boost that number to as much as 30-percent. He says this is a typical "off-year" election, in which there are no major local, state or national political races on the ballot.
(Portland, OR) -- A 24-year-old woman who was described as a "veteran racer" is dead following a crash during an event at Portland International Raceway. Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association officials say Kelly Johnson was racing Sunday in the Ultra-Lightweight Superbike when she crashed. Association president Chris Page tells KOIN-TV Johnson and five other riders were coming through the last turn when Johnson hit a wall on the outside of the track. Page describes Johnson, who was from Sauvie Island, as a highly skilled rider with eight years of amateur road-racing experience.
(Seattle, WA) -- A survey conducted in collaboration among multiple state agencies shows the number of Washington teens who have considered suicide is on the rise. The 2016 Washington state Healthy Youth Survey shows there's been a six-percent increase over the past decade of eighth and tenth-grade students who have considered suicide, and an eight-percent increase among 12th-graders. The survey shows girls were more likely to contemplate and attempt suicide than boys. The Healthy Youth Survey is taken among sixth, eighth, tenth and 12th-grade students every two years, although sixth-graders aren't asked questions about suicidal feelings and actions.
(Estacada, OR) -- Authorities say a man who's accused of stabbing a person in an Estacada grocery store is believed to be connected to a woman's death in Colton. Clackamas County sheriff's deputies say a man was seen entering the Harvest Market Thriftway around 2:15 yesterday afternoon, covered in blood and holding a knife and what looked like a human head. Investigators say the suspect stabbed and critically wounded a store employee, but other employees were able to tackle the suspect and detain him until authorities arrived. Deputies say a woman was found dead minutes later at a home in the 25-thousand block of Elwood Drive in Colton, and it's believed both incidents are connected.
(Vancouver, WA) -- Police say one man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Vancouver. The Washington State Patrol says the man was traveling east on State Route 14 when his pickup truck hit a guardrail and went down an embankment near Interstate 205. Troopers say 45-year-old Eric Kent of Vancouver died at the scene.
(Bridal Veil, OR) -- A 19-year-old woman who got lost while hiking in the Columbia River Gorge is now reported to be safe. The hiker was with a group of friends on the Angel's Rest Trailhead when she got separated at around 11 o'clock Saturday night. She remained in contact with friends until her cell-phone battery died, and she was reported missing around 8:30 yesterday morning. A man who was hiking in the area found the woman and walked her back to the trailhead, and search-and-rescue crews met her at that point.