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(Monterey County, CA)  --  The search continues for an Oregon woman who hasn't been heard from in a week.  Search efforts are now being led by California's Monterey County Sheriff's Office.  Angela Hernandez hasn't been in contact with her family since July 6th, when she texted her sister from Half Moon Bay as she was headed south along Highway 1 on her way to Southern California.  Security footage captured the 22-year-old driving her Jeep Liberty in Monterey County at about 9:30 Thursday morning, and search and rescue teams responded, but have not yet found her.

(Vancouver, WA)  --  A 26-year-old woman is hospitalized with critical injuries following a rollover crash that killed her baby.  Police say the woman was driving along Northeast Bradford Road in east Vancouver last night when she crashed into a tree.  A good Samaritan stopped to help and performed CPR on the baby, but the child was pronounced dead at a hospital.  An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

(Yreka, CA)  --  Firefighters continue gaining ground on California's most destructive wildfire so far this year.  Cal Fire says the Klamathon Fire at the Oregon border is now 75-percent contained as of last night and it hasn't consumed any additional acres or structures over the last few days.  The tally since it started in Siskyou County on July 5th remains at just under 37-thousand-acres burned and 94 structures damaged or destroyed.  It has also killed one civilian and injured three firefighters.

(Corvallis, OR)  --  A Corvallis man is facing an indictment in the killing of a Russian woman.  Benton County authorities say 28-year-old William Hargrove is accused of murdering 27-year-old Anna Repkina last year near Alsea.  He's also facing theft and identity theft charges after allegedly using her ID and stealing 800 dollars from her.  The Gazette-Times reports that prosecutors say the pair were involved in a love triangle and Hargrove was told by another woman to choose between the two of them.

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is under way into the discovery of a body inside a burned home in Corbett.  Firefighters responded to the home on East Woodard Road near Troutdale early Tuesday morning to find a fully involved fire they say took 15 minutes to put out.  Fire officials initially said they didn't find any victims, but the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office announced yesterday that crews found human remains during a routine investigation to determine the cause of the fire.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for two men accused of pistol-whipping a teenager while robbing him and his friends at a public pool.  It happened just after midnight yesterday at the Creston Outdoor Pool in southeast Portland.  Police say the teen was swimming with friends when two men walked up and went through their belongings.  The teen confronted the men, prompting one of them to allegedly hit him with his gun.  Both suspects then fled on foot.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

(Portland, OR)  --  Eight people are behind bars after a demonstration at Portland's ICE headquarters.  OregonLive reports that a group of protesters linked arms yesterday morning and blocked the way as a van tried to leave the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building.  The demonstrators referred to the van as a deportation bus.  Eight of them were handcuffed after they refused federal officers' orders to get out of the way.  Protesters have been camped out at the facility since mid-June and say they'll stay until the ICE office is shut down.

(Gresham, OR)  --  A motorcyclist is dead following a crash in Gresham.  Police say the woman was riding near Northwest Wallula Avenue and Burnside Road last night when she collided with a car while making a turn.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police say the driver is cooperating with investigators.

(Seattle, WA)  --  The Southern Resident orca population is at a 30-year low.  The Seattle PI reports there are just 75 killer whales left in the Puget Sound's three Southern Resident pods.  Annual census numbers also show that two killer whales are missing and are currently presumed dead.  Scientists say the population decrease is due to pollution and a dwindling primary food supply.  The whales subsist mainly on Chinook salmon.

(Portland, OR)  --  A three-year-old girl is recovering after falling out of a window at her home in Happy Valley.  It happened yesterday afternoon at the Mt. Scott Apartments on Southeast Stevens Road.  Police say the girl fell from a third-story window and landed on some bark-dust and rock.  Doctors say she's expected to survive.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are warning residents to be on the lookout for a cougar following a second sighting in southeast Portland this week.  The Portland Police Bureau says a woman called authorities early this morning after a cougar attacked her dog at her home near Southeast 118th Avenue and Southeast Division Street.  Police previously received a call Monday night about a cougar rolling around in someone's backyard near Southeast 118th Avenue and Division Street.

(Beaverton, OR)  --  A Washington County man is facing several charges after allegedly harassing a black teenager in Beaverton.  Police say 37-year-old Samuel Corbett used racial slurs to intimidate the girl yesterday and threatened to hurt her.  The Oregonian reports that he was arrested on charges of intimidation, menacing, disorderly conduct and harassment.

(Washington, DC)  --  Today is day two of a two-day National Transportation Safety Board investigative hearing into last December's deadly DuPont Amtrak crash.  Yesterday, federal officials revealed the Amtrak engineer didn't have any experience operating the brand new charger locomotive before embarking on his first solo trip over the new Point Defiance Bypass route from Seattle to Portland.  Officials say the engineer only had 60 seconds to familiarize himself with the new locomotive's controls before departure.  Three passengers were killed and 62 were injured when the train flew off the tracks and onto I-5 after hitting a curve at over twice the speed limit.  Another eight people on I-5 were injured by the falling train.

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a fire that caused heavy damage to a convenience store in north Portland.  Witnesses say someone threw a firework into the Plaid Pantry at North Greeley Avenue and Rosa Parks Way last night, sparking a fire that caused extensive damage.  No injuries were reported.

(Clackamas County, OR)  --  Two Clackamas County parents who relied on faith healing for their newborn daughter are going to spend years behind bars for her death.  Sarah and Travis Mitchell were both given six-year prison terms Monday for negligent homicide and criminal mistreatment.  Sarah Mitchell gave birth to twins at her parents' home last year, and one of the babies was having trouble breathing.  Instead of calling 911, they relied on prayer.  The child died hours later.

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly groping two young girls in northeast Portland.  Police have arrested 55-year-old Ricardo Sanchez-Garcia on two counts of first-degree sex abuse.  Police say he inappropriately touched a nine-year-old girl at the Goodwill Outlets on Northeast 122nd Avenue Monday.  Later that same day, he allegedly groped a ten-year-old girl at the Safeway on Northeast Sandy Boulevard.  Police believe he could have more victims.

(Portland, OR)  --  An initiative to repeal Oregon's sanctuary law is generating controversy.  "OregonLive" reports that the law has been on the books for 31 years, and it prevents the use of state resources to find or arrest those in the country illegally.  Causa Oregon director Andrea Williams says that it's all that stands in the way of turning "local police into another arm of Trump's deportation force."  The group Oregonians for Immigration Reform says they have enough signatures to put the repeal effort before voters in November.  However, the signatures still must be counted and verified by the Oregon Secretary of State's office.

(Portland, OR)  --  A Vancouver man is facing a hefty fine and possible jail time after pleading guilty to actions that forced the diversion of a Delta Airlines flight.  Twenty-nine-year-old Bolutife Olorunda entered the plea yesterday in connection to the Portland-to-Atlanta flight May 30th.  Prosecutors say he verbally assaulted a flight attendant while also screaming and singing loudly.  The pilot declared an emergency and made a landing in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Olorunda has agreed to pay Delta more than nine-thousand dollars for the incident, and he could also face a five-thousand-dollar fine along with six months in prison.

(Portland, OR)  --  People who travel through PDX have reason to be satisfied.  "Travel and Leisure" names Portland International Airport as the nation's best.  It's the sixth year in a row for the hub to capture the honor.  PDX beat out the likes of airports in Indianapolis, Minnesota, Tampa and Pittsburgh, which round out the top five.

(Portland, OR)  --  A 23-year-old man is facing charges in connection to the armed robbery of a bar in Cornelius.  KATU reports a Washington County Grand Jury has indicted Diego Sanchez-Lopez on charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree theft and unlawful use of a weapon for the robbery at the Jungle Room in December.  Authorities say Sanchez-Lopez was already behind bars on a separate charge when he was indicted.

(Portland, OR)  --  The Department of Homeland Security says they arrested three demonstrators yesterday outside the ICE facility in southwest Portland.  Occupy ICE PDX says the arrests happened during a brief confrontation yesterday in which DHS officers reportedly tried to raid their camp near the facility.  Video shows officers tackling one demonstrator to the ground before arresting him and at least one officer spraying pepper spray and firing pepper ball rounds at the demonstrators.  DHS spokesperson Robert Sperling says two officers received minor injuries in the incident.


(Oregon City, OR)  --  An Oregon City woman is hospitalized after being airlifted from Broken Top in central Oregon.  Authorities say Sarah Rask was rescued from the nine-thousand-foot peak Sunday after she lost her footing and fell about 25 feet.  She tried to grab onto a big rock which gave way and rolled onto her.  "OregonLive" reports that 911 callers said she was badly hurt, but there's no official word on her injuries.

(Government Camp, OR)  --  Two people are hospitalized including a teenager following a crash on Highway 26 near Government Camp Loop.  Police say the teenage driver was turning onto the eastbound lanes of the highway Saturday when a pickup truck crashed into him.  He and his passenger Ya-Chu Matilda Chuang were hospitalized with serious injuries.  A third passenger was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for an armed suspect accused of carjacking a man at gunpoint in southeast Portland.  It happened just after midnight Monday in the parking lot of the Shell Jackson gas station on Southeast 122nd Avenue.  Police say the man pointed a gun at the driver's head and ordered him out of the car.  The stolen vehicle is described as a gray 2005 Porsche Cayenne with Oregon license plate 413-HSE.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man shot and killed by police in Yamhill County.  Police say officers shot 27-year-old Kelly Sutton Saturday in Amity while responding to a call about a drunk intruder at a home near a school.  The deputies who opened fire are on administrative leave pending an investigation.

(Yakima, WA)  --  More hops are growing across the U.S., including in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.  The "Capital Press" reports that nationwide hops acreage are forecast to be up four-percent this year, even as the craft beer industry slows down.  The three northwest states produce nearly all the hops used in making beer in America.  Washington grows the lion's share, at 71-percent, while Idaho accounts for 15-percent and Oregon tallies 14-percent.

(Yreka, CA)  --  One of California's most destructive wildland blazes is slowing down slightly and containment is improving.  Cal Fire reports the Klamathon Fire is now 30-percent contained after ripping through just over 35-thousand-acres since it started last Thursday afternoon in Siskyou County.  That's only a couple-hundred more acres overnight, but it gained five-thousand-acres during the day Sunday and spread across the Oregon border.  The inferno has killed one resident, injured three firefighters, destroyed 81 structures, damaged another dozen and threatens more than 800.

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a mental health crisis that led to a woman's death in Fairview.  Police responded to a home in the 20600 block of Northeast Sandview Drive yesterday afternoon on reports of a woman acting strangely in the backyard while holding a handgun to her chest.  Responding officers and crisis negotiators spoke with the woman for three and a half hours before she shot herself.  First responders provided medical aid, but she died at the scene.  Police are encouraging anyone experiencing a mental health crisis to call the Mental Health Crisis Intervention Hotline at 503-988-4888.

(Portland, OR)  --  A gang enforcement team investigation is ongoing into a shooting at a home in northeast Portland.  Police say an apartment unit near the 5600 block of Northeast Hassalo Street was hit by bullets Saturday night.  No injuries have been reported.

(Portland, OR)  --  A five-year-old boy is hospitalized after falling out of a second-story window in Beaverton.  Police say the boy was playing with several other children near a window at a home in the 3300 block of Southwest 125th Avenue Saturday afternoon when he fell out.  He suffered minor injuries, and doctors say he's expected to recover.  The Department of Human Services is investigating.

(Portland, OR)  --  North Carolina-based folk rock group the Avett Brothers are rescheduling their third Troutdale show after a man with a gun reportedly got past security.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says the band was getting ready to perform at the McMenamins Edgefield Saturday night when the incident happened.  Police say a man claiming to be an out-of-state police officer set off a metal detector when entering the venue and then slipped out of sight of the private security contractor working at the event.  The Avett Brothers decided to cancel the concert out of precaution.

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Two-dozen people are without a home following a fire at an apartment complex in Vancouver, Washington.  Firefighters responded to the complex on Bridge Street early this morning.  No injuries were reported, but six families totaling about 24 people are displaced.  An investigation into what caused the blaze is ongoing.

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly threatening a TriMet employee with an electric drill.  The incident happened yesterday at the Parkrose/Sumner Transit Center.  Police arrested Fred Knispel on charges of menacing, second-degree disorderly conduct and first-degree criminal mischief.  Police say Knispel threatened the employee after refusing to get off the bus after it reached the end of its route.

(Portland, OR)  --  No injuries are being reported following an early morning fire at a home in northeast Portland.  Firefighters responded to the home on Northeast Ashante Drive near Marine Drive at around 2:30 a.m.  Fire officials say crews were able to save the home.  It's not yet clear how the fire started.

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the drowning death of a man at Waldo Lake in Lane County.  Police say the man was swimming in the lake near the Shadow Bay campground yesterday when he started struggling.  Witnesses reportedly tried to perform CPR, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect in connection to a stabbing that seriously injured a man after the Waterfront fireworks show downtown Wednesday night.  Police say witnesses flagged down officers near Southwest 2nd Avenue and Stark Street after the stabbing at around 10:45.  Witnesses told police the suspect was accompanied by another man, and he used what appeared to be a long kitchen knife.  Police say it doesn't appear the suspect knew the victim.

(Portland, OR)  --  A boy is hospitalized after being hit by a stray bullet in northeast Portland.  Police say the boy was struck while playing in the backyard of a house on Northeast 72nd Avenue last night.  Investigators believe the bullet was shot from a few blocks away on 73rd.  Police are still searching for a suspect.  The boy is expected to make a full recovery.

(Portland, OR)  --  Two men are facing charges following a Fourth of July shooting in southeast Portland.  Police arrested Bennie London and Shakor Holiday Wednesday night about a block away from the shooting near Mill City Park.  Police say witnesses called 9-1-1 after seeing several people brandishing firearms near the park and then opening fire before fleeing in multiple cars.  No injuries were reported.

(Salem, OR)  --  Nike appears to be getting political.  "The Oregonian" reports that the Beaverton-based firm is investing 100-thousand dollars in a political action committee formed by one of its top executives.  The Common Good Fund was started by Nike's senior director of government and public affairs, Julia Brim-Edwards.  Neither she nor Nike's PR team have responded yet to questions about why the PAC was formed, what it will do and how much Nike plans to spend on political influence.

(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon politicians are lining up for a fight over a new Supreme Court justice.  U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, U.S. Representative Suzanne Bonamici and Governor Kate Brown said today they'll work to block any nominee who opposes abortion rights.  They are urging the state's residents to write, email or call their senators and representatives to demand a more mainstream nomination.  "OregonLive" reports that Merkley says he'll "push back fiercely" against what he called "extremist" choices.

(Portland, OR)  --  This weekend is your last chance to hike the Springwater Corridor trail before it closes for a few months.  It's being shut down as part of the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge restoration plan.  The popular trail was set to close when work began Sunday, but it was pushed back a week and is now slated to close Monday.  The trail will still be open from Portland to the wildlife refuge, but will be closed near Oaks Park through about the end of October.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect in connection to an armed bank robbery in Clackamas.  Police say a man entered the Chase Bank on Southeast Sunnyside Road yesterday morning and displayed a knife before demanding money and fleeing.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

(Portland, OR)  --  Animal control officers are working to reunite lost pets with their owners following Wednesday's Fourth of July fireworks shows.  Multnomah County Animal Control Officer Taffy Burrell tells KATU she and other officers were out visiting local animal hospitals yesterday to pick up pets that ran away from home and got lost during the noisy fireworks displays.  Burrell advises those who have lost pets to try posting on Craigslist and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.  She says she's reunited several pets with their owners by looking through the Craigslist Lost and Found section.

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is seriously injured after falling from a balcony during a Fourth of July gathering.  Police say the man fell at a home in the Forest Gale Heights neighborhood last night.  He reportedly suffered serious head injuries.

(Portland, OR)  --  No injuries are reported following a brush fire that was started by illegal fireworks in Clackamas.  Firefighters responded to the small fire last night at an apartment complex at Southeast 90th Avenue and Jannsen Road.  Firefighters are reminding residents that fireworks are dangerous and can get out of hand.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police in Hillsboro are searching for a missing 12-year-old girl believed to have run away from home.  Police say Casiphia Arnold was last seen June 25th.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

(Beaverton, OR)  --  Police in Beaverton are searching for a missing elderly woman with memory problems.  Police say 82-year-old Fidalina Rivas Osegueda was last seen leaving her home on Southwest 130th Avenue Tuesday afternoon.  Family members say she didn't bring her cell phone or her medication with her when she left.  She's described as five-feet tall and 110 pounds.

(Portland, OR)  --  A 66-year-old Mill City man is dead after crashing his motorcycle into another vehicle.  Police say John Horton was riding east on Kingwood yesterday afternoon when he failed to negotiate a curve and struck a Jeep Renegade head-on.  Horton was pronounced dead at the scene.  No other injuries were reported.

(Clackamas, OR)  --  A black Oregon state Representative is dealing with having the cops called on her while campaigning.  Representative Janelle Bynum told "OregonLive" she was canvassing yesterday in her district when a Clackamas County deputy cruised alongside her to ask if she was selling something.  She introduced herself as a state legislator while the lawman explained that someone thought she might have been casing the neighborhood.  Bynum estimated that she has knocked on tens of thousands of doors over the years as a politician, but never had the police called in because of it.  Several high-profile cases have been reported nationwide recently involving residents calling 911 because they saw a black person.

(Portland, OR)  --  An outdoor burn ban is in effect for areas in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Yamhill counties.  The ban affects all cities and unincorporated areas served by Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.  All backyard, agricultural and other demolition burning is banned.  However, residents can still enjoy small backyard fire pits and outdoor fireplaces.

(Portland, OR)  --  A 43-year-old man is facing several charges after allegedly crashing into a parked patrol vehicle.  Police arrested Patrick McGuire for the incident yesterday morning on charges of DUII, reckless driving, failing to perform duties of a driver and fourth-degree assault.  Police say the patrol vehicle was parked and had its emergency lights on when McGuire crashed into it.  One officer inside the vehicle was treated and released from a hospital.

(Portland, OR)  --  No injuries are reported following an acre-sized brush fire in Beaverton.  Firefighters responded to the blaze off Scholls Ferry Road Sunday afternoon.  Fire officials say the fire started as a controlled burn and quickly spread out of control.  No structures were threatened in the fire.

(Portland, OR)  --  The search continues for a suspect in connection to the death of a man whose body was found behind a Goodwill store late last week.  Police say 44-year-old Kenneth Coleman was found dead Friday behind the store on Northeast Halsey Street.  Police say he died from homicidal violence.  Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a 25-hundred-dollar reward for information leading to an arrest.

(Portland, OR)  --  Things are expected to be getting back to normal today at Portland's Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters.  "The Oregonian" reports that the office is set to reopen after protesters kept it closed for about two weeks.  The Occupy ICE PDX demonstration came in response to the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police are searching for a person of interest in connection to a shooting and car crash in northeast Vancouver.  Police say they're looking to talk to Justin Schell, who is believed to be the last person who spoke to Ariel Romano before his death on June 9th.  Police say Schell and Romano were seen together with two other men in a WinCo parking lot just before the shooting and crash.  Investigators say an altercation broke out, leading to the car chase and shooting that killed Romano.

(Portland, OR)  --  Health officials in Portland, Oregon are confirming a case of measles and they say 500 people could have been exposed.  Health experts are monitoring 40 people who were exposed and are considered to have no immunity to the disease.  Authorities say the person confirmed to have measles visited a local emergency room and was treated for a time at a childcare center in the Portland suburb of Gresham.  Health officials say anyone who was infected from being exposed to that person will begin to show symptoms by mid-July at the latest.

(Portland, OR)  --  The search continues for a missing Eugene man who police say could be suicidal.  Police say 33-year-old Christopher Robert Poissonniez was last seen in Springfield's Gateway area June 20th.  The Springfield Police Department says Poissonniez bought a handgun just before he disappeared and was known to have made suicidal statements.  He was last seen driving a silver 2005 Mazda-3 four-door sedan with Oregon license plate 606 HHN.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are seeking the public's help in their search for a man accused of forcing a teenager into his car and then sexually assaulting her.  Police say the 15-year-old girl was walking around dusk at Northwest Jamison Drive and Northwest Lantana Drive in Corvallis June 23rd when the man pulled up alongside her and forced her into his car.  He then allegedly sexually assaulted her before leaving her on the side of the road and taking off.  He was said to be driving a small, dark-colored sedan.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

(Salem, OR)  --  Tax returns are being made public for Oregon's Governor and her GOP challenger.  "The Oregonian" reports that while Governor Kate Brown and her husband are certainly well off, state Representative Knute Buehler and his wife Patty are among the state's top one-percent of earners.  Both of them are surgeons.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect in connection to a deadly shooting in southeast Portland.  Police responded to a home in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood on reports of gunfire last night and found one man inside with gunshot wounds.  First responders tried to render aid, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.  An investigation is ongoing.

(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland State University Student Union is calling for the disarming of campus police following the officer-involved shooting death of a Navy veteran and father near campus.  Student Union members held a rally at Pioneer Courthouse Square yesterday in remembrance of Jason Washington.  Witnesses say Washington was trying to break up a fight outside a dorm room near Southwest Broadway and College Street early Friday morning when his gun fell out of his holster onto the ground.  Witnesses say Washington was trying to pick his gun up when officers on the scene opened fire, killing him.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office confirms that Washington did have a concealed carry permit for the gun.

(Portland, OR)  --  Firefighters are monitoring the site of a wildfire that forced evacuations yesterday at Kelley Point Park near the Willamette and Columbia Rivers.  Police evacuated between 50 and 100 people from the park yesterday evening after the 200-square-foot fire broke out.  Firefighters brought the blaze under control, and no injuries were reported.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police say clashes between anti-fascist protesters and the Vancouver-based alt-right group Patriot Prayer turned into a riot Saturday in downtown Portland.  The prayer group had organized for what they called a "freedom rally," but police revoked their permit when the clashes started.  There were more than a hundred people on each side of the protests and police wearing riot gear were in place ahead of time.  Four people were arrested on charges not related to the day's demonstrations, and five people including one officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is dead following a crash on Highway 101 near Waldport.  Police say 68-year-old Seal Rock resident Jeanne Kroeger was driving northbound on Highway 101 Saturday night when her car veered off the road and down an embankment.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.  An investigation is ongoing into what caused the crash.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing teenage girl.  Police say 14-year-old Jestyn Webster was last seen early yesterday morning at Riverbend Hospital in Springfield.  She's described as white, five-foot-one and 135 pounds with blue eyes and medium-length brown hair.

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a three-alarm brush fire that lit up near a recycling plant in northwest Portland.  Firefighters responded to the blaze in an industrial area off Northwest First Avenue yesterday afternoon.  Crews were able to bring the blaze under control before it spread to the nearby Oregon Metro Recycling Plant.  No injuries were reported.  Investigators are still looking into what caused the fire.

(Portland, OR)  --  Officials say squirrels were responsible for a power outage that left thousands of people in the dark in Portland's Pearl District.  Portland General Electric says yesterday morning's outage left more than 27-hundred people without power.  The outage was first reported at around 7:30 yesterday morning, with a secondary outage hitting just after power was restored from the first outage.

(Beaverton, OR)  --  Two people are injured following a multiple-vehicle crash in Beaverton.  Police say the crash happened yesterday afternoon at Walker Road and 173rd.  It's not yet clear what led to the crash.

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Two people are facing charges following an alleged drug-fueled car chase that ended in a crash in Vancouver, Washington.  Police say the pursuit started last night in Cowlitz County after deputies tried to pull the woman over.  The woman allegedly took off down I-5 into Clark County and then crashed after trying to drive the wrong way on SR-14.  Both the woman and a passenger had open warrants out for their arrests.  Police say the woman told deputies that she had used meth before getting behind the wheel.

(Portland, OR)  --  The Immigration and Customs Enforcement is temporarily shutting down its Portland office following nearly a week of protests there.  ICE announced earlier this week that operations at the Portland office have been "temporarily halted due to security concerns."  Protests continued at the office for a fifth straight day.  A Direct Action Alliance organizer says some 50 people camped out at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building are expressing their displeasure with President Trump's immigration policies.

(Portland, OR)  --  Oregon is among nearly a dozen states planning to sue the Trump administration over the separation of children from their parents at the Mexican border.  The lawsuit is being led by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who announced the suit yesterday in a news conference in front of the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac.  Ferguson says the lawsuit will allege that the Trump administration is violating the constitutional due-process rights of families by separating them as a matter of course.  The lawsuit will also challenge the constitutionality of Trump's new executive order meant to halt the separation policy.  Ferguson says the order is riddled with so many caveats, it essentially makes it meaningless.  Other states joining in on the lawsuit include California, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota.

(Salem, OR)  --  An Oregon DMV worker is involved in an immigration controversy.  "The Oregonian" reports that the Department of Motor Vehicles is being flooded by thousands of demands that it fire Lori McAllen over a Facebook post.  She was placed on leave yesterday after allegedly posting a remark that migrants should be shot at the U.S.-Mexico border.  McAllen's Facebook page has since been deleted, but screenshots show the comment, which the Department of Transportation calls "offensive and abhorrent."  The agency is investigating the matter.

(Portland, OR)  --  A 14-year-old junior camp counselor is dead after drowning in a pond in Marion County.  Police say Naomi Rudolph of Keizer drown Wednesday evening after going for a swim in the pond at Canyonview Camp in Silverton.  Crews pulled her body from the water later Wednesday night.  Police say Rudolph called for help before going under but that lifeguards were unable to get to her in time.

(Portland, OR)  --  A three-year-old boy is hospitalized with traumatic injuries after falling from a window in Hillsboro.  Police say the child fell from a second-story window at a home on 209th Avenue yesterday afternoon.  A neighbor reportedly heard the child fall and rushed to his aid.  It's not yet clear who was caring for the child when he fell.  Police are reminding parents to never leave windows open around an unattended child or pet.

(Portland, OR)  --  DNA evidence is being tossed against the suspect in the death of a Portland woman attending school at the University of Texas.  The judge ruled yesterday the Department of Public Safety used an improper technique to determine the DNA may have belonged to Meechaiel Criner [[ mih-KYLE CRY-nur ]].  The homeless teen is accused of killing Haruka Weiser [[ ha-ROO-kah WY-sur ]] on UT's Austin campus in 2016.  She had just left UT's drama building to head home.  Criner is expected to go to trial next month.


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