(Portland, OR) -- Police are releasing the identity of a man killed in an auto-pedestrian crash in southeast Portland. Police say 40-year-old Enrico Reyes of Portland was struck and killed at Southeast Start Street and Southeast 146th Avenue Sunday night. Investigators say Reyes was likely lying on the roadway before he was hit. Police say the driver has been cooperating with investigators.
(Portland, OR) -- Police say two children who were hit by a car in Aloha are expected to be OK. The kids were reportedly walking between cars near an intersection yesterday afternoon when a driver struck them. The driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with police.
(Portland, OR) -- The FBI is looking for an Oregon sex trafficking suspect they believe may be in Seattle. Federal agents say 29-year-old Kamau Curnal is accused of sex trafficking a child and transporting another minor for the purpose of prostitution. Curnal and a second suspect allegedly drove a juvenile from Portland to Seattle for sex trafficking. Investigators say most of his alleged crimes were committed in Oregon, but they believe he's currently living in the Seattle area.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a missing 18-year-old Clark County woman. Britney Goodwin has been missing for about two weeks. Family members say they last spoke with her late last month, and friends say they haven't heard from her since early this month. She's described as five feet six inches tall and 150 pounds with long, dark hair and glasses.
(Vancouver, WA) -- Jury deliberations enter day three today in the triple murder trial of Brent Luyster in Vancouver. He's accused of shooting three people to death and seriously injuring a fourth person by shooting her in the face. Luyster appeared in court yesterday with a freshly shaved head, revealing a Nazi "SS" tattoo on his scalp.
(Portland, OR) -- The Portland area will have two new middle schools next year. The Portland Public School Board says they plan to open the new schools for the 2018-2019 school year. The board voted unanimously Tuesday to establish Roseway Heights and Harriet Tubman as middle schools.
(Portland, OR) -- Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury is seeking re-election. Kafoury announced in a statement yesterday that she's running for re-election because she believes there's more work to be done to make communities safer and more inclusive. Kafoury has served as county chair since May 2014.
(Portland, OR) -- The Oregon Zoo is offering free admission this Sunday. Zoo director Dr. Don Moore tells KATU they like to periodically host a free zoo day as a thank you to the community. Moore says they have a full day of activities planned, including a crocodile feeding, penguin feeding and elephant activities. The zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. daily.
(Portland, OR) -- The Liquor Control Commission is suspending a Clackamas marijuana processor. The move comes after Richard Wilkinson was reportedly pulled over in Nebraska for a traffic stop. Officers say they found 25 pounds of cannabis extract in the vehicle. OLCC officials say Wilkinson's Rich Extracts had been under investigation even before the recent trouble with the law.
(Portland, OR) -- Lawmakers continue to call for the resignation of state Senator Jeff Kruse amid harassment allegations. The head of Oregon's Democratic Party added her voice yesterday in a statement in which she said, "enough is enough." Party chairwoman Jeanne Atkins called the Roseburg Republican's behavior "egregious." Kruse has been accused in recent weeks of sexually harassing women at the Capitol, including two senators.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are investigating after someone spray-painted a high school shooting threat on multiple homes in Keizer. Police say someone called 911 yesterday after finding graffiti on a garage door saying "school shooting today at McKay." Police found similar messages spray-painted on three other homes and a fence. McKay High School is in Salem. Police are working with the school district to monitor the threat.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is underway into the death of an infant at a southwest Portland daycare center. Police say the five-month-old child died Monday at the L'espoir Preschool of the Arts. Investigators say there's no indication of foul play.
(Washington, DC) -- Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is speaking out against Republican plans to repeal a key part of the Affordable Care Act in a big tax bill. Opening a hearing yesterday, Utah Republican Orrin Hatch said the individual mandate is a tax that hurts working families. Wyden said the Republican move will cause premiums to soar while putting millions of Americans at risk of losing health coverage.
(Vancouver, WA) -- Jury deliberations are underway in the triple-murder case against Brent Luyster in Vancouver. Luyster is accused of murdering three people and shooting a fourth person in the face in July of 2016. Prosecutors and defense attorneys presented their final arguments before releasing the case to the jury yesterday. Deliberations are scheduled to continue at 9 a.m.
(Portland, OR) -- Former Oregon Ducks football player Colt Lyerla is in trouble with the law. Police arrested Lyerla yesterday after he failed to appear at a status check hearing earlier this month. Lyerla has been arrested on several charges including forgery, burglary and heroin possession in recent years.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into a shooting in southeast Portland. Police say the shooting happened last night in the 13200 block of Northeast Shaver Street. No injuries were reported.
(Portland, OR) -- The ACLU is suing the city of Portland over the police bureau's move to "kettle" dozens of protesters during a June demonstration. The organization says police violated protesters rights by holding them inside a city block without food or bathrooms, refusing to let them leave for nearly an hour. The demonstrators were counter-protesting at a Trump Free Speech Rally when police blocked them in. The ACLU says police shot pepper bullets at protesters who tried to leave the blocked-in area. Police also allegedly photographed each counter-protester and jotted down their identifying information before allowing them to leave the area.
(Portland, OR) -- City officials are seeking public comment on upcoming improvements to Washington Park. The 46-million-dollar project is expected to take more than 15 years to complete. Planners want to create hubs at the park's popular Hoyt Arboretum, International Rose Text Garden and the Portland Japanese Garden. Planners are also considering a new entryway from the Oregon Zoo Max stop. Residents can chime in with their opinions via an online survey through the end of the month.
(Portland, OR) -- The number of students in Oregon who are without a home is up more than five-percent. A new count released yesterday shows more than 22-thousand of the state's K-12 students are homeless. The Portland and Beaverton school districts record the most with more than 15-hundred homeless students in each. Those tallies represent between three and four percent of the student body in the state's two largest districts. Smaller school districts are showing an increase of up to 30-percent in the number of homeless students and their families.
(Portland, OR) -- One man is facing charges after allegedly stabbing another man on a MAX train. Police arrested 30-year-old James Luckey yesterday for the incident aboard a MAX train at the Denver Avenue Transit Station in the Kenton neighborhood. Police say Luckey and a 19-year-old man were arguing when Luckey pulled out a knife and stabbed the man. The victim is expected to survive. The incident happened one day before trial starts for MAX murder suspect Jeremy Christian, who is accused of stabbing three people on a train earlier this year.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is in custody in connection to the shooting of a man found dead inside his car late last week. Police arrested 21-year-old Jose Ricardo Barboza-Manzo this week for the shooting death of 37-year-old Kenny Kalugin in Salem. Police say Barboza-Manzo had multiple outstanding warrants including felony attempt to elude.
(Portland, OR) -- Trial gets underway today in the case against accused MAX murder suspect Jeremy Christian. Christian is accused of stabbing three people on a MAX train in May after they tried to stop him from shouting racist sentiments at a pair of black women onboard. Victims Taliesin Namkai Meche and Ricky Best died in the attack, while victim Micah Fletcher survived the stabbing. Prosecutors released a memo yesterday arguing against setting bail for Christian.
(Oregon City, OR) -- Fire officials say no one was injured when a house caught fire in Oregon City. Firefighters were called to the house on Van Buren Street last night after the homeowners heard an explosion in their garage. Firefighters arrived to find the garage engulfed in flames. An investigation is ongoing into what caused the blaze.
(Woodburn, OR) -- At least one person is injured following a ten-car pileup on I-5 that police say was prompted when a large band saw fell from a truck. The crash happened last night in the southbound lanes near Woodburn. The band saw reportedly fell from the bed of a pickup truck, crashing into vehicles and causing one car to roll several times. Witnesses say the truck's driver got out and tried to retrieve the band saw but ran back to his truck and left the scene once drivers started colliding with the saw.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are releasing the identity of a woman killed in a fire at a homeless camp last week. Police say 45-year-old Rachael Renee Edwards died last Wednesday after a fire broke out at the camp near the Abernethy Bridge in Oregon City. Her death prompted Clackamas County officials to approve an emergency declaration to ensure the homeless have a warm place to sleep during the winter. The county health and human services department is currently trying to find shelter for about one-thousand people.
(Portland, OR) -- The tallest building in Portland is under new ownership. Wells Fargo has sold its 40-story skyscraper at 13-hundred Southwest Fifth Avenue to an affiliate of the global private investment firm Starwood Capital Group. Wells Fargo will continue to lease space in the building and the tower will keep its current name.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a man accused of robbing a bank in Vancouver. Police say the man entered the Chase Bank at the Salmon Creek Fred Meyer yesterday afternoon and handed a teller a note demanding money. He left with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police say he didn't show any weapons during the robbery.
(Portland, OR) -- Oregon's employment numbers are looking strong again after two down months. The Oregon Employment Department reported yesterday that the state added eleven-thousand-600 net jobs last month. That's the biggest monthly leap since February. Also, September's job losses were about a third of what was expected.
(Seattle, WA) -- Alaska Airlines is ending its service to Cuba amid new travel restrictions from the Trump administration. The airline says it has applied to end its flights to the island nation on January 22nd. The Trump administration finalized rules earlier this month largely restricting travel to Cuba to organized tour groups. Alaska Airlines began offering flights to Cuba on January 5th.
(Portland, OR) -- A Portland-based architecture firm is revealing its proposal to build the tallest building in the Pacific Northwest. William/Kaven and Kaven + Company has released an image of their proposed skyscraper to house the U.S. Postal Service headquarters in Portland. The proposed two-tower structure would rise up to 970 feet tall.
(Portland, OR) -- A taekwondo instructor is pleading not guilty to more than a dozen charges of sexual abuse. Fifty-one-year-old Shuddhodan Ranjit entered a not guilty plea in court yesterday. He's accused of inappropriately touching three girls under the age of 14 for three years at his former studio US World Class Taekwondo West Slope.
(Vancouver, WA) -- Police are calling off the search for a missing elderly Vancouver woman after she was found safe. Police say they found 71-year-old Connie Kelley last night in Oregon. She was reported missing November 8th after she disappeared from her Vancouver home.
(Portland, OR) -- Amazon is looking to hire more than a hundred people in Hillsboro. The company is holding a hiring event today at the Holiday Inn on Northwest Alocklek Drive. The positions are full-time, and Amazon will be hiring people on-the-spot at today's event.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are identifying a woman who was killed in an auto-pedestrian crash on I-5. Police say 25-year-old Madison Ries died last Wednesday after a driver crashed into her near the Skidmore Street overpass. The driver left the scene of the crash before police arrived. An investigation is ongoing.
(Portland, OR) -- A 33-year-old store manager is facing sexual abuse charges after allegedly asking an underage employee for nude photos. Police arrested Joseph Quijada Sunday on charges of encouraging child sex abuse and luring a minor. Police say Quijada asked for and received "intimate photos" from an underage girl who worked under him at the Beaverton K-Mart. Quijada also allegedly used a company credit card to pay for a hotel room where he could meet up with the girl.
(Portland, OR) -- One person is hospitalized following a house fire in Lebanon. Firefighters responded to the home in the 1200 block of Cascade Drive yesterday afternoon. Investigators say the fire started in the kitchen. A full investigation is underway today.
(Salem, OR) -- Police are releasing the identity of man found shot to death inside a car near downtown Salem. Police say 37-year-old Kenny Kalugin of Gervais was found dead Friday morning on Liberty Street Northeast. A homicide investigation is ongoing.
(Vancouver, WA) -- Police in Vancouver are looking for a man accused of slashing several car tires overnight Sunday. Police say the suspect slashed a total of nine tires on Northwest 113th Street in the Felida neighborhood. Surveillance footage from one of the cars shows a man wearing dark jeans and a grey hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
(Portland, OR) -- Tickets go on sale this week for what's sure to be the hottest show in town. Tickets for "Hamilton" are scheduled to go on sale this Friday. The hit musical about the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton will be performed at the Keller Auditorium from March 20th through April 8th next year. Ticket prices range from 80 to 175 dollars, with premium seats available for 500 dollars.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing charges for allegedly stabbing a Portland State University student in downtown Portland. Police say the student and the suspect were arguing at the Cheerful Tortoise bar last night when the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the student. He suffered minor injuries and is expected to recover. Police tracked down and arrested the suspect shortly after the incident.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are releasing the identity of a man stabbed to death in southeast Portland. Police say 30-year-old Portland resident Richard Whitemore was killed Tuesday night on Morrison Street at Water Avenue. Police are still searching for a suspect.
(Hillsboro, OR) -- A memorial service is scheduled this weekend for a Hillsboro firefighter who died during a recent hunting trip. Ryan Grimaldi was killed a week ago today when a tree fell on top of him. Services are set for Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Liberty High School gym.
(Portland, OR) -- The Oregon coast is once again open to recreational and commercial mussel harvesting. The Oregon Department of Agriculture announced yesterday the entire Oregon coastline is now open again after a nearly month-long closure due to high levels of paralytic shellfish toxins. Samples taken yesterday show the toxin levels have dropped below the alert level.
(Portland, OR) -- A boil water notice is in effect for residents of a northwest Portland neighborhood. The Tualatin Valley Water District says the notice is in effect for more than 200 homes near Northwest 119th and Northwest Kearney. Officials say a water main break resulted in a loss of water pressure to those homes. The district says it expects the notice to end around noon today.
(Portland, OR) -- The ACLU of Oregon is among several groups asking the Portland City Council to stop cooperating with an FBI enforcement group. The group is urging the council to withdraw from the Joint Terrorism Task Force. It claims the task force wrongly uses local officers for surveillance and police operations in violation of state laws. The council voted two years ago to dedicate two officers to the group.
(Portland, OR) -- Police say no one was injured in a shooting in a northwest Portland neighborhood. Officers responded to the 88-hundred block of Northwest Hazeltine Street yesterday morning on reports of gunfire. Police say they found evidence of the shooting, but they're still looking for a suspect. An investigation is ongoing.
(Oregon City, OR) -- An investigation is underway into a shooting in Clackamas County. Police say a 33-year-old man was injured when a suspect shot him inside his car last night near Southeast Michael Drive and Fuller Road. Police believe the suspect and victim know each other. Police say there doesn't appear to be any danger to the public.
(Washington, DC) -- Senator Ron Wyden is among Democrats blasting the new U.S. Senate Republican tax plan. In a capitol briefing yesterday, Wyden said cash-rich corporations will see great benefits from Republican tax cuts. Meanwhile, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer rejected Republican claims that their tax cuts will primarily benefit the middle class. Schumer predicted that passage of tax cuts will be disastrous for Republicans in next year's midterm elections.
(Portland, OR) -- Police say a Walmart in Woodburn was evacuated last night because of a bomb threat. Police say they received two calls from someone saying there was a bomb inside the store on Stacy Allison Way. Police searched the store and didn't find any suspicious devices. The store was reopened just before 9 p.m.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a suspect accused of shooting two dogs in Milwaukie. Police say the suspect shot and killed a Chihuahua on Tuesday morning as the dog played in its family's backyard. The suspect then shot the victim's neighbor's dog. The second dog is expected to survive. Police believe the suspect used a pellet gun in the attacks.
(Portland, OR) -- A barred owl is recovering from injuries after it crashed into the glass wall of the Apple Store downtown. The Audubon Society of Portland says the bird fell 20 feet after crashing into the clear glass. Audubon Society officials say the bird didn't break any bones in the fall and they hope it will make a full recovery. The owl is currently being cared for by Audubon Society staff members.
(Portland, OR) -- A woman is facing 45 months behind bars after her lit cigarette caused a deadly Newport motel fire. A judge sentenced Rebecca Sinclair yesterday after she pleaded guilty to nine charges. The blaze killed four people in the coastal community a year ago and destroyed the motel.
(Portland, OR) -- Police say they've arrested a second suspect in connection to a homicide in North Plains. Police arrested 38-year-old Chad Brandon Pitcher last night in Wilsonville. Investigators believe he and 40-year-old Christopher Jay Stephens were involved in the shooting death of Michael Zven Arch in September.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are releasing the identity of a man shot to death near Portland State University. Homicide investigators say 21-year-old Vancouver resident Diego Tejada-Manzo was found dead on Southwest Montgomery Street early Tuesday morning. Investigators say he has no affiliation with the university. Police are still searching for a suspect.
(Portland, OR) -- Portland police say two bodies found in Washington Park could be connected to the case of a missing 15-year-old Aloha girl. A search-and-rescue K-9 unit discovered the bodies yesterday morning about 80 feet off the Wildwood Trail. Police say they're not yet able to verify the identities as Annieka Vaughan and her alleged sexual abuser, 23-year-old Zachary Petersen. Police found Petersen's pickup truck in the same area on Monday. Vaughan ran away from home last month.
(Vancouver, WA) -- The son of a man accused of murdering three people in Woodland, Washington, is expected to be back in court today after refusing to testify yesterday. Brent Luyster's son is currently being held in contempt of court until he agrees to testify in the case. KATU reports the boy threw back his chair and screamed at the judge before being led out of court yesterday. The boy's mother says her son suffers from PTSD in connection to his father's alleged crime. Luyster is accused of shooting Joseph LaMar, Zachary Thompson and Janell Knight in July of 2016. A fourth victim survived the alleged attack with a gunshot wound to the face.
(Portland, OR) -- Several people are displaced after a four-plex caught fire in Southeast Portland. Firefighters responded to the area of Southeast 12th Avenue and Market Street last night. Investigators determined the blaze was caused by a chimney flue failure. The Red Cross is assisting those left without a home.
(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Bureau of Transportation says leaf pickup will begin this Saturday. Crews will be sweeping the streets to pick up piles of fallen leaves. Officials are asking residents to rake leaves about a foot away from the curb and to move any possible obstacles like basketball hoops out of the way. Leaf pickup is set to run through December 20th.
(Oregon City, OR) -- A California transient is facing life behind bars for murdering a Lake Oswego man with a machete. A judge sentenced Erik Meiser yesterday to life in prison with the possibility for parole after 25 years. Meiser was convicted last month of killing 52-year-old Frederick "Fritz" Hayes in 2012.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is being held on two-million dollars bond in connection to the violent rape of a woman in southeast Portland. KATU reports Gary Wayne Streeter-Hillerich was arrested earlier this month on several charges. He's accused of following a woman off a TriMet bus near Grant street and violently raping her before stealing her iPhone and fleeing. Witnesses saw the woman lying on the ground and rushed to help her before calling 9-1-1.
(Vancouver, WA) -- One person is injured following a shooting in Vancouver. Police say officers responded to the 7800 block of Northeast 51st Street last night to find someone had been shot in the leg. The victim was taken to a hospital. Police are still searching for a suspect.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a man who stole a doorbell surveillance camera from an apartment unit in southeast Portland. Police say surveillance footage shows the thief prying the camera off the wall and making off with it. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
(Portland, OR) -- Portland's Peacock Lane is now officially recognized as a historic site. KATU reports the National Parks Service listed the Peacock Lane Historic District on its National Register of Historic Places late last week. The street is known locally for its detailed Christmas light displays that have become a holiday tradition for many Portlanders.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing charges for allegedly stabbing two workers at a Portland non-profit. Police arrested 22-year-old Ruben Eustaquio yesterday morning at Southwest Park Avenue and Main Street. Police say he stabbed two men working at a non-profit for homeless youth called Outside In. Both victims were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
(Cape Kiwanda, OR) -- Sheriff's officials are warning residents about several large sharks that have been spotted near Cape Kiwanda. The Tillamook County Sheriff's Office published a post on Facebook yesterday urging caution to anyone visiting the area. The sightings reportedly started last Thursday.
(Vancouver, WA) -- The city of Vancouver is making history with its first female mayor. Early ballot returns show Anne McEnerny-Ogle as the winner of the mayoral race with more than two-thirds of the vote. McEnerny-Ogle was up against write-in candidate Jonathan Sauerwein.
(Salem, OR) -- A woman and her two children are hospitalized following a crash in Salem. Police say the woman was driving at Lancaster Drive Northeast and Winema Drive Northeast yesterday afternoon when she crashed into the side of a city bus. None of the bus passengers were injured. The woman and her two kids suffered minor injuries.
(Portland, OR) -- A woman is facing six months behind bars for abusing the corpse of a missing Portland man. A judge sentenced Jessica Lynne Atkinson to six months in prison and five years probation. Atkinson pleaded guilty this week to abusing the corpse of 30-year-old Daniel Cohen, along with tampering with physical evidence and unauthorized use of a vehicle. Trial is expected to start next year for the man charged in Cohen's death.
(Portland, OR) -- One woman is hospitalized after being shot in the neck with an arrow at a Portland dog park. Police say the woman was at Sellwood Dog Park in southeast Portland Sunday morning when she received the arrow to the neck. Investigators say they're not sure whether the incident was an archery accident or if the woman was specifically targeted. An investigation is ongoing.
(Portland, OR) -- The man accused of following women into elevators and threatening to sexually assault them is pleading not guilty. Jeffrey Lane entered the plea during an arraignment hearing yesterday. Lane is charged with kidnapping, attempted sexual assault and attempted sodomy for allegedly following two separate women inside downtown parking garages.
(Vancouver, WA) -- An investigation is underway into the discovery of a man's body inside a gas station ice machine. Police say an employee at the Vancouver gas station found the 66-year-old man's body inside a broken outside freezer unit Sunday night. An autopsy has been scheduled. Investigators don't suspect foul play.
(Beaverton, OR) -- A group of protesters is calling for stricter gun control following Sunday's deadly shooting inside a Texas church. Protesters with Cease Fire Oregon and Moms Demand Action gathered last night to remember the victims of the shooting. The group is calling for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines as well as stricter standards for purchasing guns. More than two dozen people died Sunday when a gunman entered a small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas and started shooting.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing deportation after pleading guilty to throwing semen on women inside grocery stores. Manuel Banuelos-Alcala pleaded guilty late last month to two counts of third-degree sexual abuse. Police arrested him in May for throwing semen on an unsuspecting woman inside the Safeway store on Southwest Barbur Boulevard.
(Forest Grove, OR) -- A woman is behind bars after allegedly ramming several patrol cars and injuring a deputy during an early morning pursuit. Police arrested 48-year-old Crystal Dale Elliott around 4:00 o'clock this morning. A female driver called 9-1-1 from the seven-thousand block of Highway 47 saying Elliott was chasing her and trying to ram into her car. Officers tried to stop Elliott, leading to a brief pursuit in which she allegedly rammed three patrol cars.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is under way into a deadly shooting at Portland State University. Officers responded to the 900 block of Southwest Montgomery Street just after midnight on reports of shots fired. Police say officers arrived to find a body lying on the ground. Officials are not yet releasing identifying information about the victim.