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(Canby, OR)  --  An ax is allegedly among the weapons used by a man accused of killing four people including his nine-month-old daughter before being shot and killed by police.  The Oregon State Medical Examiner says 42-year-old Mark Gago's victims each died from sharp-force trauma caused by an ax or knife.  Police say Gago killed his daughter and three adults at a home near Canby overnight Saturday and was about to kill a little girl when responding officers opened fire, killing him.  Police are identifying the deceased victims as Gago's daughter Olivia Lynn Rose Gago, his girlfriend Shaina Sweitzer, his stepfather Jerry Bremer and his mother Pamela Bremer.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Support staff in the Vancouver Public School District are preparing for a possible strike.  The staff members' union Vancouver Association of Educational Support Professionals says 93-percent of their members have voted in favor of striking if a tentative agreement can't be met by midnight Thursday.  Support staff members say they want fair and competitive pay.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Health officials are urging residents to make sure they're up to date on their measles vaccinations amid an outbreak of the infection in southwestern Washington.  The Washington Department of Health tells KING-5 in Seattle that vaccination is the best way to prevent this serious and sometimes deadly disease.  Public health officials in Clark County say they've confirmed 23 cases of measles in the county since the start of the year.  Officials say nearly all of those cases involve children who have not been vaccinated.



(Phoenix, AZ)  --  Oregon is snagging first place on a new list of driver-friendly states.  WalletHub ranks Oregon number one in its 2019 Best & Worst States to Drive in.  States were rated in 30 categories, including rush hour traffic congestion, gas prices and road quality.  Overall, Oregon was rated the best state for driving, while Hawaii was the worst. 



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing nearly two years behind bars after sexually assaulting a horse.  A judge yesterday sentenced Kenneth Duyck to 20 months in prison after he was convicted on charges of sexual assault of an animal and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.  Police say the stable owner called police after a veterinarian examined the horse and took samples of fluids, which matched Duyck's DNA.  Police say they found Duyck sleeping in a stolen car in a Walmart parking lot and arrested him.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've made an arrest in the case of a hit-and-run driver accused of critically injuring one of his own passengers in southeast Portland.  Cops arrested 29-year-old Nicholas Woods yesterday on charges of reckless driving and failing to perform the duties of a driver.  Police say Woods was speeding on Southeast 92nd Avenue just after midnight Saturday when he crashed into several parked cars and then walked away from the scene.  Two people were riding in the car with him, including 34-year-old Cherie Swanson, who suffered traumatic injuries.  The other passenger was her fiancé, who police say was treated at the scene for minor injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  School officials in Forest Grove are warning parents after a group of men tried to lure a student into their car.  The Forest Grove School District says the boy was waiting for his bus at 7:30 yesterday morning when a car with three men inside pulled up beside him and the driver offered him a ride.  The boy reportedly said no, prompting the driver to then yell at him to get in the car.  Police say the boy ran back home and told his family, who called 9-1-1. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Attorneys for a Portland-area horse are appealing the dismissal of a neglect case against its former owner.  The Oregonian reports that the Animal Defense Fund is pressing ahead with the suit against Gwendolyn Vercher of Cornelius.  The suit contends that her neglect left Justice, the horse, with a lifetime of medical bills.  If it's successful, the case would be the first to find that animals have rights like humans.  A Washington County judge ruled last year that they don't, but suggested that an appellate court might be better suited to decide the issue. 



(Portland, OR)  --  New details are coming to light regarding a man accused of killing four people including his nine-month-old daughter before being shot and killed by police.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says 42-year-old Mark Gago was found in contempt of court last year for failing to make child support payments to his second wife, who filed for divorce in 2017.  Gago had previously missed two years of child support payments to a previous ex-wife.  Police say Gago was arrested for assault in 2005, but those charges were dropped, and he hadn't faced any other charges for more than a decade until being found in contempt of court last year.  Police say Gago killed his daughter and three adults at a home near Canby overnight Saturday and was about to kill a little girl when responding officers opened fire, killing him.  Police are identifying the deceased victims as nine-month-old Olivia Lynn Rose Gago, 31-year-old Shaina Sweitzer, 66-year-old Jerry Bremer and 64-year-old Pamela Bremer.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a woman killed in a hit-and-run crash in Hillsboro.  Police say 38-year-old Marjorie Averill was walking with a man identified as Timothy Mahan on Cornell Road at Northeast 17th Avenue Saturday night when the driver struck them both.  The driver then allegedly kept going.  Averill was pronounced dead at the scene, while Mahan was hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries.  Police say they've located the suspect's van but have not yet made any arrests.



(Portland, OR)  --  The city of Portland is awarding two grants to African-American owned cannabis businesses.  The city's economic development agency, Prosper Portland, says the move is an effort to level the playing field and help bridge a "racially divided capital gap."  Green Box, which is a subscription based marijuana delivery service, will receive 30-thousand dollars in grants.  Green Hop, which is a retailer with an apprenticeship program for young African Americans, will get the same amount. 
 



(Vancouver, WA)  --  At least a dozen businesses are in repair mode following a three-alarm fire at a strip mall in Vancouver.  Firefighters responded to the blaze that started inside Chic Boutique on Northeast Highway 99 Saturday.  Fire officials say one witness reported seeing sparks shoot out of a light fixture in the store before the lights went out.  Three businesses suffered extensive damage in the fire, while nine other businesses suffered some less serious smoke or water damage.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is dead and another is hospitalized following a single-car crash on a highway in Hillsboro.  Police say the car was driving on Southwest Hillsboro Highway near Southwest Morilon Lane just after midnight when it left the roadway and crashed into a tree.  A passenger in the car was ejected in the crash and died.  A second passenger was treated at the scene, while the driver was rushed to a local trauma hospital and is expected to survive.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police in Washington County say they've arrested a man accused of dragging a police officer with his car while fleeing from a traffic stop.  Police arrested 32-year-old William Callaway at an Aloha home yesterday for the incident last Tuesday on Highway 26.  Police say an officer had pulled Callaway over and was speaking to him when Callaway sped off, running over the officer's foot and dragging him a short distance.  The officer suffered minor injuries.



(Lincoln City, OR)  --  Police in are warning the public after finding a credit card skimmer on an ATM in Lincoln City.  Police say several people have had their personal information stolen after using the ATM at the TLC-Fibre Federal Credit Union.  The police department has released surveillance footage of the man they believed installed the skimmer.  Investigators believe the skimmer was installed on January 8th and removed early January 10th.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  Intel reportedly plans to invest billions of dollars in a new factory in Oregon.  Sources familiar with the plan say the factory would focus on designing the next generation of computer chips.  Intel could reportedly start building the cutting edge facility by the end of June.  It would apparently add a third part to the Hillsboro research center called D1X.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver accused of critically injuring one of his own passengers in a crash in southeast Portland.  Police say 29-year-old Nicholas Woods was speeding on Southeast 92nd Avenue just after midnight yesterday when he crashed into several parked cars and then walked away from the scene.  Two people were riding in the car with him, including 34-year-old Cherie Swanson, who suffered traumatic injuries.  The other passenger was her fiancé, who police say was treated at the scene for minor injuries.



(Canby, OR)  --  Five people are dead including an infant following a domestic violence situation in Clackamas County.  Police say 42-year-old Mark Leo Gregory Gago killed the infant and three adults at a home near Canby overnight Saturday and was about to kill a little girl when responding officers opened fire, killing him.  It's not yet clear what type of weapon Gago was using, but a witness tells KATU that one victim got away after wrestling an "ax-type" weapon from him.  Police say two victims survived the attack.  Police are identifying the deceased victims as nine-month-old Olivia Lynn Rose Gago, 31-year-old Shaina Sweitzer, 66-year-old Jerry Bremer and 64-year-old Pamela Bremer.



(Portland, OR)  --  A measles outbreak in southwest Washington might be threatening NBA fans in the Portland area.  Public health officials say people might have been exposed to measles at the Portland Trail Blazers game on January 11th.  Health officials say the Moda Center, where the Blazers play, is one of two-dozen public places where people could have been exposed to the disease.  Others include schools, health care centers, the Northeast Portland Costco, and Portland International Airport.  At least 20 children and one adult in southwest Washington have come down with measles over the past month.



(Portland, OR)  --  A kayaker is recovering after becoming stranded on the Sandy River.  Clackamas County Search and Rescue crews rescued the kayaker yesterday near the Marmot Dam.  Dive teams were scouring the river for the kayaker after they were reported missing Saturday.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says the kayaker is doing OK.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing DUII charges after allegedly crashing a Porsche 911  into a building in southeast Portland and then trying to flee the scene.  Police arrested 30-year-old Vasiliy Kutsar for the crash early yesterday near Southeast Grand Avenue and Washington Street.  Police say witnesses helped them track Kutsar down to arrest him.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a hit-and-run suspect accused of crashing into a pedestrian and killing her in Hillsboro.  Police say the woman was walking with a man on Cornell Road at Northeast 17th Avenue Saturday night when the driver struck them both.  The driver then allegedly kept going.  The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, while the man was hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries.  The suspect vehicle is described as a white van.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is injured following an apartment fire in Tigard.  Firefighters responded to the St. James Apartment complex on Southwest Hall Boulevard Saturday afternoon on reports of a fire in an upstairs unit.  Responding crews found the man badly burned inside his unit.  Firefighters say they also pulled an unconscious dog from the flames.  There's no word on the dog's condition.  Officials say the fire was confined to the one unit.  Investigators are still looking into how it started.



(Portland, OR)  --  This year's "J-20" protest is in the books.  Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Peninsula Park in North Portland yesterday for the protest marking the anniversary of President Trump's inauguration.  The march was hosted by the groups Don't Shoot Portland and Occupy-ICE-PDX.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is dead and another is injured following a shooting in northeast Portland.  Police responded to the 5300 block of Northeast 74th Avenue yesterday afternoon on reports of a shooting.  Responding officers found one person dead and another person with traumatic gunshot wounds.  Police have detained a suspect for questioning.


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