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(Beaverton, OR)  --  Police are on the lookout for a person who stole lottery money in Beaverton.  The person is accused of stealing money yesterday from Shari's locations in Beaverton and Hillsboro.  Police say the man pried open lottery register drawers and made off with more than five-thousand-dollars.  The Beaverton theft happened between 10:00 and 11:00 in the morning, while the Hillsboro theft happened earlier in the day.

(Portland, OR)  --  An autopsy is planned for today for a body found in a southeast Portland marsh.  Investigators say the corpse discovered yesterday around 10:00 in the morning in Beggars Tick Marsh had been in the water for some time.  No name or any other information about the body has been released other than police saying no obvious signs of trauma were shown.  The body was sent to the state medical examiner to determine the cause of death.

(Portland, OR)  --  A news conference is taking place today in Portland regarding charges against an FBI agent in the LaVoy Finicum shooting.  "Oregon Live" is reporting the U.S. attorney for Oregon is announcing federal charges against the agent accused of firing at Finicum's truck and lying about it.  The charges stem from a federal investigation into bullets that had been fired before Finicum was killed by Oregon state troopers in Harney County.  Finicum was the spokesman for the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife refuge last year.

(Portland, OR)  --  A study shows pets in Oregon are fatter and mangier than in other states.  The Portland-based Banfield Veterinary chain says 34-percent of dogs and 37-percent of cats in Oregon are overweight or obese.  That's twelve-percent higher than the national average.  The survey also shows 18-percent of cats and nine-percent of dogs have fleas.  Reasons for these numbers are unclear.  

(Holiday Park, OR)  --  Two people are seriously injured after yesterday's stabbing at Holladay Park in northeast Portland.  Police say two females were the victims taken to a hospital and two other people have been taken into custody.  Officers are investigating what led up to the stabbings, but they do say all those involved knew each other.

(Gresham, OR)  --  A high school student is critically injured after a vehicle accident in Gresham.  Bobby Asa and a friend reportedly collided their cars in a driveway just after midnight Tuesday.  Bobby was apparently backing up into the driveway and his friend didn't see him due to darkness, but the friend's car collided into Bobby's and sent it into a neighbor's yard.  Doctors have said there is a "high percentage" Bobby will be paralyzed due to injuries to his spinal cord and brain.

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is being charged after allegedly stealing more than seven-thousand-dollars from unsuspecting ATM customers in Multnomah County.  Court documents show Arthur Lefco would hang around ATMs at two OnPoint Community Credit Union locations and peek at PIN numbers other customers entered.  Lefco allegedly tried to get access to 53 accounts, with 18 of those being successful.

(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man accused of killing his one-year-old by drug overdose is asking for bail.  A judge will decide today if Darian McWoods qualifies for bail.  Under Oregon law, if a defendant is charged with murder and there is apparent proof, release is denied.  A defendant can only request a bail hearing if proof is not evident.  Detectives have said they garnered enough evidence to charge McWoods in his daughter's death after a three-year investigation.

(Lincoln City, OR)  --  The total solar eclipse will make landfall in the U.S soon, and Lincoln City will be the first place to see it.  City leaders met yesterday to discuss safety measures they plan to have in place before the August 21st eclipse.  An extra 50-to-100-thousand people are expected to overfill the city.  Concern has been raised about overtaxing the city's water supply and cell phone service possibly being disrupted.  Emergency responders are looking at ways to deal with issues, and North Lincoln Fire and Rescue is suggesting people stay close to home.

(Portland, OR)  --  The wife of a Portland man accused of child sex abuse and child pornography says she was blindsided by the whole thing.  Randall Henrichs's estranged wife, whose identity has remained anonymous, says nobody suspected anything.  Henrichs pleaded not guilty yesterday to 45 charges ranging from invading the privacy of women and abusing a child under the age of 14 while sharing nude pictures of her online.  Henrichs is being held in the Multnomah County Jail on a nearly three-million-dollar bond and is due back in court Thursday.

(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man accused in the death of his infant child could be released on bail later this week.  Darian McWoods was arrested in December for the 2013 death of his 15-month-old daughter Kamaya Flores.  Prosecutors allege McWoods misled detectives about details surrounding the child's death.  A judge is expected to choose if McWoods can be released on bail this week.

(Gresham, OR)  --  A man is accused of shooting a boy and his mother in a Gresham home.  Nakiem Tony Brown appeared in a Multnomah County courtroom yesterday after he was booked into jail late last week on a 19-count indictment.  He's accused of a May 22nd shooting involving a mother and her nine-year-old son.  Brown was arraigned on charges from the indictment and is being held on a three-million-dollar bail.

(Portland, OR)  --  A manager with Fred Meyer in Portland is accused of stealing money from the grocery store she was entrusted to prevent theft from.  Court documents show the Gateway Fred Meyer Emily Tallman was a manager at had experienced a cash theft of over 300-thousand-dollars beginning in January.  Prosecutors say the theft happened when Tallman was taking cash from the self-checkout registers.  Tallman has been placed under arrest, but has no criminal record.

(Salem, OR)  --  A 26-year-old man is under arrest after Salem police say they found him in a car with a 16-year-old girl.  Cops say they found Kyle Johnson with the girl just before 1:00 Monday morning in Orchard Heights Park engaging in "illegal activity" with the girl.  Johnson is facing charges of compelling prostitution, delivery of a controlled substance to a minor, second-degree sexual abuse and first-degree online sexual corruption of a child.  Police believe there may be other victims.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland-area Islamic groups say they're 'disappointed' with the Supreme Court's ruling on President Trump's travel ban.  A local Muslim leader named Mohammad Saeed Rahman says travel restrictions could have ripple effects on the American economy if foreigners don't feel welcome in the country any longer.  Oregon GOP Chairman Bill Currier says the SCOTUS ruling is a win for national security.  Travel restrictions have had an effect on people coming to Portland earlier this year, such as a four-month-old girl who needed medical treatment from OHSU in February.

(Portland, OR)  --  McDelivery is now in Portland.  McDonald's is partnering with UberEats to bring a new service to Portland known as McDelivery.  Each delivery is made to order and people can choose the restaurant closest to their location.  The company has also unveiled the service in Seattle.

(Portland, OR)  --  TriMet says it's conducting an internal investigation after a MAX train ran off with a handicapped man's two dogs.  "KATU-TV" reports surveillance video shows the man, who has an amputated leg, hopping alongside the train Saturday evening when it left with his two service dogs on board.  The doors of the train closed before the man was able to get on.  The man and his dogs were reunited a short time after the incident.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland Police are looking for three teenage girls they say pepper-sprayed and spit on a TriMet bus driver earlier this month.  The incident happened June 9th near Northeast 42nd Avenue and Holman Street.  Police say around 11:40 that night, the three teens got on the bus near North Lombard Street and Interstate Avenue before assaulting the driver.  People can leave tips on the Portland Police Bureau's CanYouIDME website.

(Forest Grove, OR)  --  A man is recovering after crashing his motorcycle just outside Forest Grove over the weekend.  Authorities were called to B Street near Southwest Stringtown Road early Sunday morning.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Samuel Zumwalt had a blood-alcohol content that was almost three times the legal limit.  He was taken to the hospital and cited for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

(Clackamas, OR)  --  Nobody is hurt after a two-alarm fire at a Clackamas apartment complex.  Crews were called to the Riverwalk Apartments on Southeast Causey Road on Saturday.  Clackamas Fire District One says the fire appears to have started on a patio and spread to neighboring units.  The American Red Cross was called to help the displaced families.

(Undated)  --  The Washington County Sheriff's Office is working to keep Oregon highways safe.  The sheriff's office participated with other nearby law enforcement agencies last week in a one-day traffic enforcement mission.  WCSO announced Friday that they issued 65 citations during the mission, most of which were for speeding.  Two arrests were also made during the mission.  Officials say speed contributes to one third of all traffic-related crashes.

(Portland, OR)  --  The Morrison Bridge is being shut down today as part of the Morrison Bridge lift span deck project.  Portland officials say the bridge is scheduled to be fully closed through July 4th.  Officials say the failing deck will be replaced with a solid new deck, and the project is expected to be finished in October.

(Beaverton, OR)  --  Crews are investigating a fire in Beaverton. Firefighters were called to a duplex on Menlo Drive yesterday, and they arrived to smoke and flames coming from the back of the building. Authorities say the fire spread into a shared attic space, but it was mostly contained to one unit. The fire was put out shortly after, and no injuries were reported. A family was displaced from the damage, and the cause of the fire is being determined.

(Newberg, OR)  --  Authorities are investigating a hit and run in Newberg that injured a teenager. It happened yesterday afternoon at Rodgers Landing near the Willamette River. Deputies say the 18-year-old victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK. The driver took off following the collision, but additional details have not been released. No arrests have been made.

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is suffering serious injuries following a stabbing in downtown Portland. It started last night on SW Stark Street and Burnside Street, when two men got into an argument. Police say one of them stabbed the other, and the stabbing victim was taken to the hospital in unknown condition. The other man was pepper-sprayed, apparently by police, and he was detained for questioning. The investigation is ongoing.

(Mill City, OR)  --  Authorities are continuing to search for a hiker who went missing in the Bull of the Woods Wilderness area. Rescue crews say the woman texted a friend on Saturday, saying she had been lost for about four hours. The friend immediately contacted officials, but the victim has not been located or heard from since. Deputies say the hiker is not injured and has plenty of supplies.

(Portland, OR)  --  We are learning more information on the person allegedly behind racially motivated threats to a Portland school. Authorities have identified the suspect as a 63-year-old woman, but her name has not been released. She allegedly called Faubion School on Friday and made threats about shooting up the campus, using racial slurs. Investigators say the suspect has been contacted by officers and was taken to the hospital for mental health treatment. She has not yet been charged with a crime, because police do not believe the threats were credible.

(Portland, OR)  --  The Oregon Department of Justice is conducting a probe of the Portland Marathon.  "The Oregonian" says the DOJ has issued an order asking the Portland Marathon to provide an extensive list of financial and organizational documents going back over three years.  The order says the purpose of the investigation is to find out if the Marathon violated state laws regarding nonprofit organizations.  Last week, KGW reported that the nonprofit organization was being reviewed for possible conflicts of interest.  The president of the nonprofit told "The Oregonian" that the Portland Marathon would comply with the DOJ order.

(Portland, OR)  --  Authorities say a Portland man who crashed his motorcycle earlier this month has died of his injuries.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Uziel Guzman-Avendano was riding his motorcycle around Henry Hagg Lake on June 5th when he hit a guard rail as he was turning a sharp curve.  Guzman-Avendano was seriously injured in the crash.  He died Wednesday at OHSU Hospital.

(Portland, OR)  --  Officials say a man who was hit by two trains in Southeast Portland has died of his injuries.  Portland Police initially reported that the pedestrian was trying to cross two sets of railroad tracks when he was hit Tuesday night near Division Street and 8th Avenue.  Police say the man was hit by an eastbound Union Pacific freight train, and then by a westbound Amtrak train.  The death was confirmed by Amtrak yesterday.  Officials have not publicly identified the man.

(Tigard, OR)  --  Hot air balloons will be flying over Tigard this weekend.  Fifteen balloons will be taking part in this year's Festival of Balloons, which is today through Sunday.  The balloons will lift off from Cook Park early each morning, and then again at dusk for the Night Glow.  The festival includes carnival rides, live music, a car show and a beer garden.  Of course, the Festival of Balloons will also be offering tethered hot air balloon rides.

(Hillsboro, OR)  --  Fire officials are investigating a blaze at a Hillsboro recycling business.  KATU says there were about six employees inside the Far West Recycling Center when it caught fire yesterday afternoon.  The fire was contained by Thursday night.  One person was checked for smoke inhalation.

(Portland, OR)  --  Authorities are looking for a driver who struck a pedestrian in Southeast Portland yesterday.  Police say a woman in her 20s was hit near Southeast 80th Avenue and Pine Street at about 3 p.m., and the driver left the scene of the crash.  The woman suffered life-threatening injuries and was rushed to a Portland hospital.  So far, authorities have no information on a possible suspect.  Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to call Portland Police.

(Portland, OR)  --  A homeless man accused of stealing a dying man's wallet is facing new charges.  George Tschaggeny is accused of stealing the wallet from the man who was killed in last month's attack on a MAX train.  A Multnomah County Circuit Court grand jury has now indicted Tschaggeny on identity theft charges.  He's accused of using Ricky Best's credit card five times the day he died.  Best was killed on the train when he stepped in to defend two teenage girls.  Tschaggeny was arrested six days later.

(Portland, OR)  --  An off-road cycling park opens this weekend at the Gateway Green.  The new park is called the Dirt Lab, and includes a jump line, a pump track and more than two miles of trails.  The park is only accessible by bike or on foot.  Visitors to Gateway Green can park their cars at the Gateway Transit Center and take the I-205 bike path to the park.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland could get some record-breaking heat this weekend.  Forecasters say the high temperature in Portland could reach 100-degrees both Saturday and Sunday.  The record high for June 24th is 96-degrees, set in 1992.  The National Weather Service is reminding people to stay hydrated, use sunscreen and stay in the shade.

(Portland, OR)  --  Two suspects are under arrest for a string of burglaries in Portland.  Police say 19-year-old Alex Cameron and a 16-year-old boy were arrested yesterday morning when officers responded to a burglary alarm at Binks Pub on Alberta Street.  Authorities are still looking for the getaway driver, who fled from the scene in a dark colored SUV.  Police think the suspects may be responsible for 35 similar break-ins around the city in the past month.

(Portland, OR)  --  Thousands of people will ride bicycles naked through the streets of Portland tomorrow night.  The 2017 World Naked Bike Ride is a protest against dependency on fossil fuels, though riders in the annual event often promote their own causes using body paint.  Participants will meet up at Fernhill Park at 8 p.m. Saturday.  Organizers say the route of the seven-mile bike ride will not be disclosed until the day of the event, to minimize the presence of gawkers.  About ten-thousand people participated in last year's Naked Bike Ride.

(Detroit Lake, OR)  --  One man is dead after the boat he was in capsized in Detroit Lake.  Chester Correll of Corvallis was fishing with two other people yesterday when somebody stood up, causing the 15-foot boat to partially capsize.  The Marion County Sheriff's Office says the 72-year-old was Life Flighted to a hospital, where he later died.  Nobody on the boat was wearing a life jacket.

(Portland, OR)  --  Officials in Portland are hoping to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and the state's traffic laws.  Portland police and the city Bureau of Transportation will be holding a crosswalk safety education and enforcement action this morning.  The event will start at 9:30 at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Northeast Jarrett Street.  Officials say it is part of the city's effort to eliminate traffic deaths and injuries.

(Portland, OR)  --  A three-day specialty beer festival gets underway tomorrow.  The Portland International Beerfest will be held through Sunday in the Pearl District North Park Blocks.  More than 200 beers from the U.S., Germany, Belgium and other countries will be available.  Entry into the festival starts at 25-dollars.  Check the city of Portland's website for street closures in the area.

(Aloha, OR)  --  The Washington County Sheriff's Office is looking for two women who stole thousands of dollars worth of packages from an Aloha home.  Jessica Meyers tells KATU-2 that her surveillance cameras caught the women take nine packages from her front door, put them in a dark colored SUV and drive off.  The packages are worth about three-thousand dollars.  Anybody with information is asked to call the sheriff's office.

(Gresham, OR)  --  Gresham police are identifying the man who was shot and killed earlier this week.  Alex Brodigan was found with a gunshot wound to the head Monday night near North Gresham Elementary School.  Court documents show the 24-year-old may have been killed during a marijuana robbery.  Four people have been arrested and charged in the murder.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police are investigating a crash involving a car and a bicycle rider.  It happened last night in the 23-hundred block of Southeast 122nd Avenue.  Police say the bicycle rider was taken to the hospital with traumatic injuries, and the driver remained at the scene.  Police are trying to figure out what led up to the crash.

(Salem, OR)  --  A former state Department of Energy employee is awaiting sentencing.  The Attorney General's office announced earlier this week that Joseph John Colello pled guilty to racketeering, bribe receiving, aggravated theft, tax evasion and official misconduct.  Officials say Colello was involved in a scheme to make money off Business Energy Tax Credits.  Officials add that Colello received nearly 300-thousand dollars worth of kickbacks for his involvement.

(Salem, OR)  --  A bill that is expected to bring in more than 600-million dollars for the Oregon Health Plan is heading to Governor Kate Brown's desk.  The Senate passed the so-called provider tax 20-to-10 yesterday, with every Democrat and three Republicans giving their approval.  The bill imposes a one-point-five percent assessment on health insurance premiums, and a six percent tax on large hospitals.  Governor Brown is expected to sign the legislation.

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck by two trains in Portland.  The incident happened just before 8:30 last night at Southeast Division Street and 8th Avenue.  Authorities say the man was hit by a Union Pacific train and Amtrak train while he was trying to cross two sets of railroad tracks.  The train companies are investigating the incident.

(Oregon City, OR)  --  The state of Oregon is seeking a permit to trap sea lions along the coast.  People living in the Willamette Falls area say California sea lions are destroying the population of native fish species.  The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is being granted the permit that will let them capture and euthanize sea lions off-site.  The Humane Society of the U.S. says killing sea lions won't address the real problems, which they say are actually dams and overfishing.

(Puyallup, WA)  --  Three teenagers are in trouble for allegedly pulling a gun at a Puyallup Jack-in-the-Box over a chicken nugget.  The Pierce County Sheriff's Office said the trio was arrested Monday after becoming enraged that the restaurant shorted an order by one nugget.  A 19-year-old woman driving a car at the drive-thru complained of not getting enough nuggets and allegedly threw her soft drink through the window at an employee before a 14-year-old girl in the car with her pulled the gun and pointed it at other employees.  Police eventually tracked them and an 18-year-old man in the car with them at the time to a home and booked them on numerous charges.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are on the lookout for a suspect who robbed a Wells Fargo bank in the Kenton neighborhood.  Investigators say the robber didn't show a weapon, but rather only implied that he had one.  Cops were called out to the bank on North Denver Avenue around 6:00 last night.  The suspect is described as a black man between the ages of 55 and 65-years old with a long beard and a black bomber jacket.

(Gresham, OR)  --  Four people are under arrest in connection with a Monday night murder in Gresham.  People reported hearing a gunshot and police were called to North Gresham Grade School around 11:20 at night.  A man's body was found in a parked car at the school.  Andrew McMahon of Gresham, Austin Brown of Portland, and two 17-year-olds from Gresham were arrested and charged with murder and robbery.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police say a huge fight between as many as 20 people broke out Tuesday night in Portland.  Officers were called out to Southeast 92nd Avenue.  Southeast 92nd Avenue between Powell Boulevard and Division Street were closed down due to the incident.  Police in the area say they were looking for at least one victim of the violence.

(Beaverton, OR)  --  A burglary victim says she's unhappy with Beaverton police after receiving an apology for an officer's mistake.  After Janet Wyatt's home was burglarized in 2012, a jacket and knit cap were found in the home and taken to a crime lab for a DNA test.  Investigating Officer John O'Keeffe apparently missed an email about DNA matches from the crime lab, and nothing was done in the case.  The statute of limitations for first-degree burglary in Oregon is three years, so nothing can be done about the crime at this point.

(Troutdale, OR)  --  Some Troutdale business owners aren't happy about Multnomah County closing parts of Stark Street.  A project near Mt. Hood Community College aims to improve fish passage and debris flow in Beaver Creek by replacing a culvert near Stark Street.  Business owners say county officials haven't informed them soon enough.  Multnomah County spokespeople admit they were a little late in notifying people in the area but the project has been in the works for years.

(Beaverton, OR)  --  A teenager who was forced to work as a prostitute at a Beaverton strip club is getting over a million-dollars.  The settlement comes after a complaint filed in 2015 by the Bureau of Labor and Industries against Stars Cabaret.  A pair of underage girls, one 13 and the other 15 at the time, were working there and the 13-year-old was forced to perform sex acts on customers.  The then-13-year-old will be paid one-point-25-million-dollars in the settlement and the case involving the then-15-year-old is ongoing.

(Portland, OR)  --  Witnesses say a man involved in a hit-and-run crash in Portland fled the scene because he had to get to the airport.  Police were called out Tuesday around 10:00 in the morning after the man allegedly crashed his car into a dump truck, causing the truck's tires to catch fire.  The man responsible for the crash left his car at the scene, got into another car and fled, saying he was in a hurry to get to the airport.  One person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation and police are still trying to track down the suspect.  

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland Police Cold Case Detectives are working new leads in a 31-year-old murder case.  In 1986, Michael Koseniensky went to answer a ring at his doorbell and someone just shot him.  He died at a hospital later on, but his killers were never found.  A new detective on the case says multiple pieces of evidence collected around the crime scene can now be tested for DNA, so it's hoped the decades-old murder case can soon be solved.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is fighting the graffiti problem in the city.  Wheeler announced the new city-sponsored Graffiti Abatement Program, or GAP, Monday.  Beginning the first of July, crews will be out cleaning up graffiti all over the city and the service is free to Portland businesses.  The city estimates almost 70-thousand-square feet of graffiti will be removed.  City leaders also hope the plan will address a spike in hate-related vandalism.

(Portland, OR)  --  The owner of a Portland convenience store says the city is trying to push his business out of town.  Douglas Peterson owns Peterson's on Morrison and says he's getting the boot so that a parking garage above his business can be renovated.  He says everybody in the business got a notice on January 15th that they had to leave for at least a year, but he's worried he won't be allowed to move back in after the renovations.  Peterson is set to speak to the City Council Wednesday.

(Clackamas, OR)  --  A massage therapist in Clackamas is going to be spending two months in jail.  Sean Arthur Elder pleaded guilty on June 9th to two counts of third-degree sexual abuse.  Court documents say a woman told investigators that she had been repeatedly touched in an inappropriate manner by Elder in October of 2016.  Elder was employed by Massage Envy in Clackamas at the time and deputies say the victim was a client.

(Canby, OR)  --  One man is dead and multiple people have been taken to a hospital after a car crash in Canby.  Highway 99E was shut down Monday afternoon after the head-on crash between two vans.  Investigators say a man was driving a van erratically on the highway and crossed the center line before hitting the other oncoming van.  The man who was in the first van was killed, but it's not believed his death was related to the crash.  Police say there were at least six people in the other van, some of whom were children.  All were taken to a hospital and are expected to survive.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland's homeless population is on the rise.  The Point in Time homeless count found nearly 42-hundred people are without a home, which is a nearly ten-percent increase from 2015.  The survey took place in February, but the results were released Monday.  The survey found that 650 of the total are families with children who are in emergency shelters and transitional housing or are otherwise unsheltered.

(Newport, OR)  --  The waters off the Oregon Coast are full of strange, glowing creatures.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says pyrosomes look like translucent pickles and are likely here due to warm ocean conditions.  The pyrosomes' numbers have grown exponentially this year, with most of them being 40-to-150 miles offshore.  Scientists with NOAA and OSU will be setting out more research trips in the coming weeks to study the mysterious creatures.

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Officials in Vancouver are reminding people to clean up after themselves this Fourth of July.  Fireworks are going on sale in Clark County next week, but there is worry that bits and pieces of the fireworks could get into local creeks, rivers or streams.  Metals, sulfur, nitrates, paper and plastic used in fireworks aren't good for fish or area waterways.  Clark County has limits on setting off fireworks and has a chart on the county website to show how people can use fireworks safely and legally.

(Salem, OR)  --  Salem Police are investigating a shooting that left two people dead in the parking lot of a strip mall.  Cops were called to the scene on Lancaster Drive Northeast just before 11:00 Sunday night and found two people shot to death.  Marcelino Osorio-Jiminez of Salem was arrested and charged with two counts of murder.  Witnesses reported seeing Osorio-Jiminez shoot the two victims, who were later identified as Hector Martinez-Arroyo and Carlos Zepeda-Ponce.

(Portland, OR)  --  A 15-year-old Portland boy is getting ready to visit the United Nations in New York.  Niko Boskovic was initially denied the opportunity because he's autistic, but he has now been approved.  Boskovic wrote an essay about Ukraine, got letters of recommendation and met with judges as part of the United Nations Educational Pilgrimage for Youth contest.  He and his mother are scheduled to head off to New York on July 5th.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland's homeless count is to be released today, and Mayor Ted Wheeler expects pleasing results.  Wheeler isn't releasing full details until later, but he has hinted at some positive changes.  Over 50-million-dollars have been spent over the past year in combination with the county on shelters, housing, and services for the homeless.  In the last year and a half, the city has doubled the amount of shelter space it has available.

(Portland, OR)  --  A convicted felon is accused of firing off a gun and trying to start a fight in a north Portland neighborhood.  Around 8:00 Saturday morning, police were called out to North Argyle Street on reports of a man picking fights.  After a traffic stop, officers found guns and ammunition in the possession of Mario Manuel Ugalde.  He was then booked into the Multnomah County Jail on three counts of felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and driving on a revoked license.

(Tillamook County, OR)  --  One suspect in a Tillamook County attempted murder case is under arrest and the other is still at large.  Chad Thomas was arrested Saturday after investigators found him hiding in an abandoned building and booked him into jail on several charges.  His accomplice, Toby Latour is still on the run.  Police haven't released details on the crime the two are accused of committing, but they do say Latour is considered armed and dangerous.

(Gresham, OR)  --  People in the Gresham community are mourning the death of a man killed in an apartment fire.  Neighbors say Daniel Guzman was a well-loved member of the community.  Guzman may have been sleeping when Friday's fire broke out.  The investigation into the incident is expected to be complete soon, but neighbors say Guzman may have been living in the apartment without working smoke detectors.

(Portland, OR)  --  The Washington County Sheriff's Office reports a man's blood alcohol content was almost twice the legal limit when he allegedly crashed into a house.  Carter Cullerton was driving around 4:00 Sunday morning when he allegedly hit a stop sign on Northwest Woodrose Drive and crashed into the home.  Deputies say nobody was injured in the crash.  Cullerton was charged with DUII and second-degree criminal mischief.

(Silverton, OR)  --  A several hour standoff has led to the arrest of a Silverton woman.  Calls came in around 5:00 Saturday evening about a woman who was on her way home to hurt her husband.  When police tried to pull the woman over, she allegedly led them on a chase and spike strips were used to stop the woman's car.  Just after 11:00 that night, Jessica Rogers-Hall was arrested on numerous charges including felon in possession of a firearm.

(Troutdale, OR)  --  Some businesses in the Troutdale area are concerned about a road closure set to start next week.  A section of Stark Street between Troutdale Road and Corbeth Lane will be shut down for over three months.  Some business owners are concerned the closure could make access difficult for some customers.  The project is set to begin June 22nd and last through October 6th.

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is under arrest after leading police through a chase in southeast Portland.  Edgar Chavez had been released from jail three days earlier.  The chase began late Saturday when police were told Chavez had been threatening violence at a bar.  During the chase, officers were able to stop Chavez with a PIT maneuver and boxed his vehicle in near 143rd Avenue and Division Street.

(Marion County, OR)  --  A 13-year-old is dead after an accident at the Elkhorn Valley Campground in Marion County.  The County Sheriff's Office says the teenager was swimming with friends when the 13-year-old went underwater and didn't resurface.  Deputies and fire crews responded to the campground around 4:15 Sunday afternoon.  The teen's body was found around 6:15 by on-scene rescue personnel before the arrival of the dive team.




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  • North 3rd St >< Division and O.B. Riley Rd, single lane N-Bound (6/15-8/30)
  • South 3rd St >< Wilson and Reed Ln, single lane closures South Bound 5a-2p (8/30)
  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.
  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)
  • Butler Market East-bound lane closed E of 4th St. for sewer construction. (12/17)