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(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland Police officer is hospitalized after being involved in a crash.  The Portland Police Bureau says the crash happened last night near Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street.  The officer suffered minor injuries.  Further details were not immediately available.

(Estacada, OR)  --  A woman is recovering after spending multiple days trapped in a septic tank in Estacada.  Rescue crews found the woman lying in raw sewage in the tank outside her rural home Tuesday.  Authorities say she was working on the septic tank when she fell in.  It's not yet clear how long she was stuck in the tank, but authorities say it may have been as long as three days.  She was taken to a hospital to be checked out.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a woman accused of setting several small fires near the University of Portland.  Police say 38-year-old Adrianne Clark failed to show up for her arraignment hearing yesterday.  A warrant for her arrest has been issued.  Police arrested and released her Wednesday after she allegedly set multiple fires on the bluff below campus near North Harvard Street and Willamette Boulevard.  Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames, and no injuries were reported.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've tracked down the man accused of trying to lure young girls into his van twice Wednesday outside David Douglas High School.  Police say the unidentified man offered the girls money in at least one of the incidents.  Police say they found the man yesterday afternoon and talked to him, but they don't have enough evidence to make an arrest.

(Damascus, OR)  --  A 74-year-old woman is dead following a crash in Damascus.  Police say 18-year-old Cecilia Reid of West Linn was driving west on Highway 224 Tuesday night when she lost control and veered into oncoming traffic.  Police say she hit a vehicle being driven by 74-year-old Margaret White of Estacada head-on.  White died from her injuries at a hospital.  Police say wet roadways contributed to the crash.

(Portland, OR)  --  Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Cory Booker will be in Portland this weekend.  Booker is scheduled to attend a grassroots reception Sunday at The Riveter at the old Washington High School on Southeast 14th Avenue.  The event starts at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.  Tickets start at 50 dollars.

(Portland, OR)  --  Half a dozen men are officially facing felony riot charges in connection to a large May Day brawl involving about 60 people outside Cider Riot.  A grand jury indicted Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson and five other men yesterday with one charge each of felony riot.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office identifies the other five men as Christopher Ponte, Ian Kramer, Mackenzie Lewis, Matthew Cooper and Russel Schultz.  One of the suspects is accused of beating a woman unconscious with a baton in the May 1st incident.

(Portland, OR)  --  The Oregon State Fair kicks off today.  The fair opens at 10:00 this morning at the state fairgrounds in Salem and runs through Labor Day.  This year marks the 154th anniversary of the Oregon State Fair.

(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Police Bureau is warning parents about a man who tried to lure young girls into his van twice yesterday outside David Douglas High School.  Police say the man offered the girls money in at least one of the incidents.  He's described as a white man in his 30s with a bald head and long beard.  Police say he was driving a gray Dodge Caravan.

(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is facing charges after allegedly setting several small fires near the University of Portland.  Police say 38-year-old Adrianne Clark set the fires yesterday morning on the bluff below campus near North Harvard Street and Willamette Boulevard.  Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames, and no injuries were reported.  Police arrested Clark on four counts of reckless burning.

(Tigard, OR)  --  The driver of a semi-truck is dead following a fiery crash on I-5 near Tigard.  Police say the crash happened last night near the Southwest Barbur Boulevard exit.  It's not yet clear what led to the crash.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are seeking the public's help in their search for a missing man who suffers from a traumatic brain injury.  The Portland Police Department says 50-year-old Ronald Charves was last seen yesterday afternoon near Multnomah Village.  Police say he may be lost.  He's described as a white man standing about six-foot-four and weighing 230 pounds with a bald head.

(Portland, OR)  --  Amazon is bringing hundreds of jobs to downtown Portland.  The Seattle-based online retail giant announced yesterday it plans to double its Portland Tech Hub.  The move will add 400 new positions.

(Lake Oswego, OR)  --  Police are searching for a man accused of using a stolen credit card to purchase more than four-thousand dollars worth of merchandise at an Apple Store in the Washington Square Mall.  The Lake Oswego Police Department says the man got the credit card from a package he stole in the Sunset Drive area.  Police believe the man is following FedEx and UPS trucks and then stealing the packages they deliver.  Police say he's driving a silver first-generation Mercedes M-Class car.

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a 14-year-old boy who died after drowning in Lacamas Lake in southwestern Washington.  The Camas Police Department says Anthony Huynh of Vancouver was swimming with friends Tuesday when he went missing.  Crews pulled his body from the water later that night.

(Beaverton, OR)  --  A police officer is recovering after being bitten by a stray dog on Highway 26.  The Beaverton Police Department says someone spotted the loose dog running in and out of traffic yesterday morning near the Murray Boulevard exit.  Police were trying to bring the dog to safety when it bit one of the officers.  He was hospitalized but is expected to recover.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a man accused of pointing a gun at a child near a school in Tigard.  Police say the incident happened yesterday afternoon near Fowler Middle School.  Police say the boy ran from the man, who was later seen running through the school's baseball field and then into some woods nearby.  The suspect is described as a skinny white man about six-feet tall with black hair styled into dreadlocks.

(Troutdale, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a fire at a dog park near the Sandy River Delta Park.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's office says the fire was reported yesterday morning at Thousand Acres Dog Park near I-84.  Firefighters extinguished the blaze.  It's not yet clear what sparked the fire.

(Camas, WA)  --  A 14-year-old boy is dead after drowning in Lacamas Lake in southwestern Washington.  The Camas Police Department says the boy was swimming with friends yesterday when he went missing.  Crews pulled his body from the water last night.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are looking for a suspect accused of shooting a stray dog.  KATU-2 reports the poodle-terrier mix named Bear was found suffering from a gunshot wound off Highway 224 near the Promontory Campground on August 11th.  She's currently recovering at the Oregon Humane Society.

(Portland, OR)  --  A 58-year-old man is pleading not guilty to bias crime and other charges in connection to the assault of three Latino men as they left a gay club in the Old Town/Chinatown district.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says Robert Oden pleaded not guilty in court yesterday to charges of first-degree bias crime, second-degree bias crime, fourth-degree felony assault and harassment.  Oden is the first person to be charged under Oregon's new bias crime law.  Police say Oden punched the three men several times August 10th outside the nightclub CC Slaughters while yelling at them and using homophobic language.  He then allegedly told them to go back to their country after they managed to escape.

(Portland, OR)  --  Governor Kate Brown and Senator Ron Wyden are calling for action on gun reform.  The local leaders were among those gathered at a gun control rally yesterday in northeast Portland.  Brown and Wyden are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to schedule a vote on a bill for a universal background check for firearm purchases.  The bill passed the U.S. House earlier this year. 

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are looking to reconnect the ashes of a man with his family.  KATU-2 reports someone found a box containing the ashes of Floyd Leslie Hill on North Chase Avenue and Chautauqua Boulevard in north Portland earlier this week.  Police say it appears Hill died in October of 2000.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

(Portland, OR)  --  A 27-year-old man is dead after drowning in Crater Lake.  Police say the man failed to resurface after jumping into the lake from a rock cliff at Cleetwood Cove commonly referred to as "Jumping Rock" on Sunday.  Divers recovered his body from the lake yesterday.

(Gresham, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man who was stabbed to death over the weekend in Gresham.  Police say 38-year-old Nathan Butchek was found dead near Northeast 181st Avenue and Wilkes Road Saturday morning.  An autopsy showed he died from multiple stab wounds.  An investigation into the stabbing is ongoing.


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