(Beaverton, OR) -- Police are releasing the identity of a motorcyclist who was killed in a crash in southwest Beaverton. Police say 44-year-old Michael Campero Jr. was riding a motorcycle south on Southwest Murray Boulevard at Hart Road Wednesday morning when another driver struck him while making a left-hand turn. Campero was pronounced dead at the scene.
(McMinnville, OR) -- A Yamhill County woman is expected to plead guilty to DUII in connection with her daughter's death. OregonLive reports that investigators believe the 27-year-old fell out of the car in August while her mom was behind the wheel. After she and her daughter went to a wedding, Jennifer Weathers called authorities with a story claiming the younger woman had gotten mad and left the vehicle. Weathers' lawyer says she'll admit to driving drunk at her next court appearance in February.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a man accused of stealing fish and equipment from a state-owned fish trap in Clackamas County. State troopers say the man was caught on surveillance camera stealing the equipment and some salmon from the Bull Run River Fish Trap near Dodge Park in the Sandy area. Authorities are offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
(Portland, OR) -- A Portland native is facing a possible 30 years behind bars after being found guilty of sexually exploiting children in his care. A federal jury convicted 44-year-old Andrew Kowalczyk this week of repeatedly sexually abusing and exploiting three young girls. Court documents show he was babysitting the girls when the abuse took place. Police arrested him in Washington state in 2008 after finding hard drives full of child pornography inside his car during a traffic stop.
(Portland, OR) -- A group of men dubbed the "tracksuit bandits" are facing years behind bars in connection to a series of robberies across the county. Kobe Cordray, Lamarr Luster Jr. and Angelo Luster have all been sentenced to prison time for the robberies that took place between December of 2017 and last January. The district attorney's office says all three pleaded either guilty or no contest to the charges. Cordray was sentenced yesterday to 16 years in prison. Luster Jr. was sentenced to 14 years earlier this week, and Luster was sentenced to eight years last month.
(Portland, OR) -- An Oregon man is finding himself with some major cash after winning a second lottery jackpot while waiting for his first one. Sam Hawley arrived at an Oregon lottery office too early to claim a prize of just over 17-hundred dollars. So, he went to a nearby store to kill time and purchased another Keno 8-Spot ticket using the same numbers. Then, while he was claiming the 17-hundred dollar prize, he realized he had won 118-thousand from the ticket he just bought.
(Portland, OR) -- Oregon State Police are praising one of their K-9 units for helping take more than 120 pounds of meth off the streets. Police say K-9 Nero helped out with the bust November 21st during a traffic stop on I-5 near Eugene. The trooper conducting the traffic stop says he applied the dog's drug-sniffing talents to the car after he became suspicious of criminal activity. K-9 Nero found 124 pounds of meth concealed in several bags in the vehicle's trunk.
(Lake Oswego, OR) -- Lake Osewgo is banning single-use plastic bags. The City Council voted this week to approve the ban citywide, although there are a lot of exemptions. The Oregonian reports that the ban won't apply to meat, produce and bulk item bags. Also excluded are pharmacist prescription bags, dry cleaning bags, ziplocs, garbage bags, bags for dog poop and plastic bags for prepared liquid take-out items.
(Portland, OR) -- Intel says it's narrowing its focus in its investigation into a possible toxic exposure incident at their Hillsboro Ronler Acres campus. The company says it's looking at its manufacturing support building but that there's no evidence of hazardous material release so far. KATU reports firefighters treated 22 people at the campus Monday morning for irritation of the respiratory system. Six people were taken to a hospital. It was the second time in a week that emergency crews had to respond to the facility for employee complaints of respiratory trouble. Eleven people were hospitalized late last week with difficulty breathing.
(Portland, OR) -- City Council is giving the Portland Police Bureau approval to hire a dozen public safety support specialists to help alleviate its staffing crisis. Council members voted to approve the funding yesterday. The agreement allows the bureau to hire 12 specialists to help out with non-emergency calls and other duties. The specialists will only be armed with pepper spray and would not be authorized to enforce criminal laws or detain suspects.
(Portland, OR) -- Transportation officials say a broken carabiner is to blame for an incident in which a woman was hit in the head by a metal panel that fell from the Portland Aerial Tram. The Portland Bureau of Transportation says the Aerial Tram experienced a failure Tuesday with a backup safety device meant to prevent panels from falling off the tram. The bureau says one of the carabiners holding the panel to the roof of the north cabin broke, though it's not yet clear how. Police say the woman was walking along Darlene Hooley Pedestrian Bridge in southwest Portland Tuesday when the thin panel fell, striking her. She was treated at the scene.
(Portland, OR) -- A Portland couple is suing Walmart, claiming that the retailer's pharmacy killed their dog. The Oregonian reports that Elise and Nick Carter's suit alleges the pharmacy at the Wood Village Walmart Supercenter sold them the wrong drug. The pet had diabetes, and their vet prescribed Novalin N, but the pharmacy sold them the over-the-counter Novalin R instead. The drug reportedly didn't work as the prescribed one should have and Bailey passed away. They're seeking compensation for the dog's care, their travel expenses and the cost of a new dog.
(Portland, OR) -- Things are getting back to normal at Portland International Airport today after a water main break there yesterday. Airport officials say a construction crew broke a water main in the airport's south parking lot yesterday, stopping all water service at the airport for hours. Service was restored around 6:00 p.m.
(Portland, OR) -- A woman is hospitalized with minor injuries after being hit by a police car in Lake Oswego. Police say the 68-year-old woman was walking at A Avenue and 4th Street Tuesday when an officer crashed into her while responding to a call. Police say the officer's car had its lights and sirens on when the crash happened. The woman was walking legally inside a crosswalk when she was struck.
(Vancouver, WA) -- Police are searching for a suspect or suspects responsible for stealing hundreds of bicycles intended for needy children. The Vancouver Police Department says the thieves stole 200 bikes from a local charity known as Waste Connections Tuesday morning. The bikes were among 700 donated bikes that were being stored in a trailer behind the Walmart on 192nd and Mill Plain. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
(Portland, OR) -- Oregon's kicker rebate to taxpayers may be on borrowed time. The rebate kicks in when tax receipts are better than forecasters figured. OregonLive reports that business leaders meeting in Portland this week said a poll shows 60-percent support for putting the money into a rainy day fund for public schools. It's not clear where Governor Kate Brown stands on that issue.
(Portland, OR) -- City Council is set to vote today on whether to allow the Portland Police Bureau to hire a dozen public safety support specialists to help alleviate its staffing crisis. The agreement would allow the bureau to hire 12 specialists to help out with non-emergency calls and other duties. The specialists would only be armed with pepper spray and would not be authorized to enforce criminal laws or detain suspects.
(Portland, OR) -- Things are getting back to normal at a Hillsboro school today after police burst into a classroom with weapons drawn. The Hillsboro Police Department says officers entered a classroom with guns raised at Liberty High School Monday on reports that a student inside had a firearm. KATU reports there was an argument between two students that involved one of the students claiming to have a gun. A student reportedly texted their parent, who called police.
(Chico, CA) -- A Portland brewery is among hundreds across the nation concocting a special IPA to help victims of the Camp Fire. Jake Nielson from Widmer Brothers Brewery in Portland says the industry will rally behind those who lost everything in the blaze. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico came up with the recipe for the Resilience IPA. They sent it out asking breweries to give 100-percent of the proceeds to Camp Fire victims, and soon, over one-thousand companies responded wanting to help out. Participating breweries can be found on Sierra Nevada's website.
(Yacolt, WA) -- Trial is being pushed into February for a woman accused of pushing a friend off a bridge in southwestern Washington. The teenaged victim was injured when Taylor Smith allegedly shoved her into the water at Moulton Falls Regional Park. Cellphone video of the incident went viral and launched the case into national attention. Smith is facing a charge of reckless endangerment.
(Portland, OR) -- A woman is recovering from minor injuries after being hit in the head by a metal panel that fell from the Portland Aerial Tram. Police say the woman was walking along Darlene Hooley Pedestrian Bridge in southwest Portland yesterday when the thin panel fell, striking her. She was treated at the scene. The Portland Bureau of Transportation says it's investigating.
(Portland, OR) -- A Portland State University student who spent months in a coma after being found unconscious near some train tracks under suspicious circumstances says he didn't attempt suicide. Aaron Salazar spoke out late last month in a video posted to his family's Facebook page. Salazar says he still has no memory of what happened but that he would never try to take his own life. Salazar was travelling to Colorado aboard an Amtrak train from Portland last May when he was found unconscious along the tracks in California. Amtrak claimed that he jumped off the train, but Salazar says that's not true. KATU reports Salazar's family believes he was beaten and then pushed off the train for being gay.
(Salem, OR) -- Oregon is getting a nearly 690-thousand-dollar grant to help minorities get their college degrees. OregonLive reports that the Lumina Foundation provided the money yesterday to help increase graduation rates among African-Americans, Latinos and Native Americans. The state will use the funds to find adults who have dropped out of college and urge them to enroll again.
(Portland, OR) -- No injuries are reported following a shooting near Holladay Park in northeast Portland. Police responded to the area of Northeast 11th Avenue and Holladay Street near the Lloyd Center Max station last night on reports of shots fired. Responding officers found evidence of gunfire but no victims.
(Portland, OR) -- Sentencing is scheduled early next year for a 58-year-old man who strangled a woman to death inside his van over the summer. Terry Hickman pleaded guilty yesterday to first-degree manslaughter and second-degree attempted assault for the death of 29-year-old Dallas Boyd in July. Court documents show he strangled her to death following an argument inside his van. Hickman is facing 17 years in prison.
(Hillsboro, OR) -- Nearly two-dozen people are recovering after another possible toxic exposure incident at Intel's Hillsboro Ronler Acres campus. KATU reports firefighters treated 22 people at the campus yesterday morning for irritation of the respiratory system. Six people were taken to a hospital. A hazmat unit responded to the scene, but it's not yet clear what caused the respiratory irritation. It's the second time in a week that emergency crews had to respond to the facility for employee complaints of respiratory trouble. Eleven people were hospitalized last Friday with difficulty breathing. Oregon's Occupational Safety and Health is investigating.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a suspect in connection to a shooting outside the Lloyd Center in northeast Portland. Police say a 33-year-old man was taken to the hospital after being shot near the mall's parking garage on Northeast Halsey Sunday night. The victim is expected to survive.
(Portland, OR) -- A surfer who was pulled from the waves at Devil's Punchbowl State Park over the weekend has died. The Coast Guard says 30-year-old Corvallis doctor Toren Stearns died in a hospital. The agency received a call for help Saturday afternoon after the man became separated from his surfboard and began to struggle under the heavy waves. Crews say he was unconscious when they pulled him to shore.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is underway into an early morning shooting near Mt. Tabor Park. Portland Police say one man was seriously injured in the shooting around 3:00 this morning at Southeast 58th Avenue and Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. Police are still searching for a suspect.
(Vancouver, WA) -- Police in Vancouver say they've arrested an admitted gang member in connection to a convenience store robbery. Vancouver Police say they arrested 24-year-old Zachary Flores on charges of robbery and assault. He's accused of robbing the Minit Mart Quick Stop on Kauffman Avenue at gunpoint.
(Vancouver, WA) -- The Clark County Sheriff's Office is releasing the identity of a deputy who shot a suspect to death last week in Vancouver. The office says Deputy Tom Maxfield opened fire on 33-year-old David Villagran of Kelso, Washington last Wednesday. Villagran allegedly rammed a stolen pickup truck into the deputy's patrol car before Maxfield opened fire, killing him.
(Salem, OR) -- Oregon liquor drinkers may be paying more for their sips if Governor Kate Brown gets her way. In her 26-point-three-billion-dollar budget proposal released last week, Brown mentions raising the liquor tax by five-percent beginning in June. The move is expected to add 21-million dollars to the state's revenue. The conservative Tax Foundation says Oregon already has the second-highest taxation on liquor in the nation, with Washington claiming the top spot.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is underway into a pair of shootings at a shopping center in Gresham. Police say someone opened fire at an AT&T store off Northwest Division from inside a car early yesterday morning. Investigators believe the same suspect then opened fire at a nearby Panera Bread restaurant. No injuries were reported. Police are still searching for a suspect.
(Portland, OR) -- Protesters are calling on the Oregon Zoo to release its remaining elephants to a sanctuary following the death of its youngest elephant, Lily. Protesters gathered for a rally and vigil Saturday night at the Oregon Zoo entrance. The protesters say they're upset over what they see as a lack of care for elephants at the zoo. They're also asking the zoo to end the practice of breeding in captivity. Six-year-old Lily died suddenly from a virus late last week.
(Salem, OR) -- Flags are flying at half-staff in Oregon in honor of the late former President George H.W. Bush. Governor Kate Brown ordered all state flags to be flown at half-staff for 30 days over the weekend. Bush died Friday night at the age of 94. He served as Vice President under Ronald Reagan for two terms and was elected as the country's President in 1988.
(Undated) -- Marriott is facing two new lawsuits including one in Oregon after it announcing that hackers stole personal and financial details of millions of customers. A Portland businessman and a Salem attorney filed a class-action lawsuit Friday. The suit came hours after the hotel chain said that the hack affected guests at the chain's Starwood-branded hotels over the past four years, including Aloft, Westin and Sheraton. A second lawsuit has been filed in Maryland. The Oregon lawsuit is seeking 12-and-a-half billion dollars, around 25-dollars for each of the 500-million users involved in the breach.
(Portland, OR) -- One man is hospitalized after being hit by a car in Beaverton. Police say the man was walking along Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway Friday night when a car struck him. The man was taken to a hospital. Police say the driver stayed at the scene.
(Portland, OR) -- A family is displaced following a house fire in southeast Portland. Firefighters responded to the home on Southeast 64th Avenue early Saturday morning for a fire in the home's basement. No injuries were reported. The American Red Cross is providing assistance to the family of two adults and three children.
(Portland, OR) -- A surfer is recovering after being pulled from the waves at Devil's Punchbowl State Park over the weekend. The Coast Guard says they received a call for help Saturday afternoon after the man became separated from his surfboard and began to struggle under the heavy waves. Crews say he was unconscious when they pulled him to shore. He remains hospitalized in Newport.
(Vancouver, WA) -- Two Vancouver men are facing charges after allegedly stealing several thousand blasting caps from an explosives storage site in Cowlitz County. Police arrested 21-year-old Nathaniel Willard and 21-year-old Austin Mowe for the incident last Wednesday. Police say the two broke into the Dyno Nobel Company facility to steal the caps. Police arrested them after setting up an undercover sting to purchase the caps.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is underway into a shooting in northwest Portland. Police say a man was shot and injured last night near the Belvedere apartments on Northwest 20th Avenue. The victim is expected to survive. No word yet on whether police have identified a suspect.
(Portland, OR) -- A 21-year-old man is dead after crashing his car into a tree in Lake Oswego. Police say Zachary Heitman-Allen was driving on Westview Drive at Park Avenue early Wednesday morning when he crashed. Responding officers found him trapped inside his vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
(Portland, OR) -- An announcement is expected today on a possible stadium site for a Major League Baseball team in Portland. The Portland Diamond Project has been looking for potential sites as it tries to bring Major League Baseball to the Rose City. KATU reports the Port of Portland's Terminal 2 is the last remaining discussed option after deals fell away for other sites.
(Portland, OR) -- The Environmental Protection Agency is facing a lawsuit for failing to protect Oregon's environment. The Oregonian reports that the Center for Biological Diversity filed papers in Portland alleging that the agency didn't put enough emphasis on the effect of fossil fuels on Oregon's ocean waters. The suit contends that the use of fossil fuels has made the sea more acidic, which has killed off shellfish. An attorney for the group says the Trump administration ignores the threat posed to the environment by fossil fuels.
(Vancouver, WA) -- A man wanted on assault and harassment charges is in police custody following a SWAT standoff at a hotel in Vancouver. The Clark County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the Salmon Creek-area Quality Inn yesterday morning seeking 28-year-old Mark Savelle on charges of first-degree assault and felony harassment out of Tacoma, Washington. Police say Savelle shot himself in the leg and then barricaded himself inside a hotel room. Police eventually managed to take him into custody and took him to a hospital for treatment.
(Washington, DC) -- A Clark County man is among three U.S. soldiers killed by an explosive device on Tuesday in Afghanistan. The Pentagon is identifying the soldiers as Army Sergeant Eric Michael Emond of Brush Prairie, Washington, Army Captain Andrew Patrick Ross of Virginia, and Air Force Staff Sergeant Dylan J. Elchin of Pennsylvania. The Taliban has claimed credit for the attack that also injured three other service members and a contractor. Thirteen Americans have died in Afghanistan this year, twelve of them in combat.
(Undated) -- Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is a supporter of President Trump -- but not where building a border wall is concerned. Bundy, who along with his sons became heroes to some for their armed standoffs with the federal government, told The Guardian yesterday that the wall isn't likely to do any good. Bundy said we should be able to get along with our neighbors and that migrants, like those massed in Mexico on the southern border, should be given the chance to apply for asylum. Bundy's son, Ammon, who was a leader of a 2016 standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge, posted a video on Facebook arguing the migrants aren't terrorists and are fleeing horrible conditions.
(Corvallis, OR) -- Trial proceedings are underway in the hate crime case against an Oregon State University student. Andrew Oswalt is accused of plastering the cars of social justice activists with racist bumper stickers. The Oregonian reports that Oswalt has white nationalist ties and a pattern of racist activities. Prosecutors say it's the first bias crime to go before a Benton County jury in nearly a decade. Reports of hate crimes are on the rise both nationwide and in Oregon.
(Portland, OR) -- A Portland Police officer and Clackamas County sheriff's deputy are escaping charges in connection to the shooting injury of a man in southeast Portland. A Grand Jury has determined the two should not face criminal charges for the shooting of 20-year-old Jason Hansen October 19th. Police opened fire on him after he allegedly shot at them following a police chase. He survived with injuries and was booked into jail after being treated at a hospital.
(Portland, OR) -- A Portland pharmacist is facing dozens of charges after allegedly hiding a camera inside an employee bathroom at the Kaiser Permanente facility. Police arrested 34-year-old Johnny Tuck Chee Chan Monday. He's been indicted on 71 charges. Police began investigating last November after an employee reported finding a hidden camera in a bathroom at the facility.
(Portland, OR) -- Police say they've made an arrest in connection to a shooting in the Woodburn area. Police arrested 24-year-old Norberto Josue Martinez yesterday in Medford. He's accused of shooting and injuring a 19-year-old in the 1300 block of West Hayes Street.
(Portland, OR) -- Portland may be paying for a study of ferries between Oregon and Washington. Mayor Ted Wheeler's chief of staff made the announcement today as backers of the so-called Frog Ferry appealed for support. Susan Bladholm of the group Friends of the Frog Ferry told The Oregonian that if studies don't show it's a feasible idea, it'll be dropped.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for the owner of a stolen trailer loaded with steel pipes. The Portland Police Bureau says they recently recovered the stolen 20-foot dual-axel trailer. It's loaded with stainless welded steel pipe measuring 20 feet by ten inches in diameter.
(The Dalles, OR) -- A village at The Dalles for tribal members will see construction begin again. The Trump administration will allow the work to resume after money for the project was found in the budget. The Oregonian reports that construction stopped more than a year ago when funding dried up. The village is a promise made eight decades ago to members of the Warm Springs, Yakama, Umatilla and Nez Perce tribes.
(Portland, OR) -- A driver is being cited for crashing into a school bus in Wilsonville. Police say the school bus was loaded with students yesterday afternoon when another vehicle crashed into it at Southwest Canyon Creek Road and Southwest Boeckman Road. Police say the other driver ran a stop sign. No injuries were reported.
(Portland, OR) -- Police say they've made an arrest in connection to a series of assaults with a metal object over the weekend. Portland Police arrested 37-year-old Justin Venable near Southeast 34th Avenue and Belmont Street last night after receiving a tip from the public. Venable is accused of approaching people in southeast Portland Saturday night through Monday morning and jabbing them with an unidentified thin metal object. None of the victims required hospitalization. Police are investigating the incidents as harassment.
(Portland, OR) -- JetBlue is looking into the circumstances surrounding the emergency landing of one of its flights at Portland International Airport. Authorities say the New York-bound flight returned to the airport shortly after takeoff last night due to a possible problem with one of the plane's tires. The plane landed safely just before midnight. JetBlue says it's investigating.
(Portland, OR) -- Portland motorists could face a 200-dollar fine if their cars block leaf collectors. The city announced yesterday that people have until 6:00 tomorrow morning to move their street-parked vehicles in the Rose City. Alameda and Pearl District areas. OregonLive reports that the 201-dollar towing charge gets worse by the day, as 27 bucks is added for each day the vehicle is impounded.
(Washington, DC) -- The official Christmas Tree is now at the U.S. Capitol after traveling across the country from Oregon. Nikki Swanson with the U.S. Forest Service says the tree is an 80-foot-tall Noble fir from the Willamette National Forest. The tree traveled nearly three-thousand miles in a three-week journey to make its way to the Capitol. A different national forest is picked each year to provide the Capitol Christmas tree.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are releasing the identity of a woman found dead inside a Beaverton home earlier this month. Police say 29-year-old Amy Low was found dead November 17th inside a home on Southwest Allen Boulevard. Police say a man who rents the home with a roommate reported hearing a "blood-curdling scream" before the woman went missing earlier that day. It's not yet clear how the woman was killed.
(Portland, OR) -- A group of apartment tenants in southeast Portland are threatening to withhold their rent until management completes repairs to the complex. About 100 tenants at Wimbledon Square apartments visited their apartment's management yesterday with a list of demands. The tenants say their units are full of mold and that their water gets shut off with little or no warning.
(Bend, OR) -- A new report shows people are coming to Oregon to take advantage of the state's less-restrictive abortion laws. The Oregonian reports on federal figures that show about eleven-percent of abortions in Oregon were for people from out-of-state. The number is much lower in Idaho, where the Guttmacher Institute says restrictions make it hard for women to access that sort of care. Oregon is one of a handful of states that allow nurse practitioners to perform abortions, which they've been doing for about 12 years.
(Salem, OR) -- The city of Salem is banning plastic bags. Salem City Council members voted last night to approve the ban. Customers who want their purchases bagged will still be allowed to pay extra for paper bags. Large retailers have until April to comply with the ban, while smaller retailers have until September. Salem joins Portland, McMinnville and Corvallis in banning plastic bags.
(Portland, OR) -- Disease outbreak, drought and increasing wildfires are among the effects of climate change currently taking a toll on the Pacific Northwest. That's according to a new one-thousand-plus-page federal climate assessment released late last week. The report produced by the U.S. Global Change Research Program details stark projections of the effects of global warming in the Northwest, including drastically decreased salmon runs due to warming stream waters. The report says salmon will lose about 22-percent of their habitat by the end of the century if emissions are left unchecked. The report says climate change has possibly already caused an increase in the cases of Lyme disease in the Pacific Northwest as well as cases of West Nile, E. coli and salmonella.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is in police custody following a domestic violence call that prompted evacuations in a Southeast Portland neighborhood. Police responded to a home at Southeast 118th Avenue and Raymond Street last night on reports of domestic violence. The victim told responding officers that the suspect had hit him repeatedly with the butt of a rifle. The suspect then allegedly stepped out of the home and fired a gun. Police were ultimately able to get the man into custody and take him to a local hospital for evaluation. He was scheduled to be booked into the Multnomah County Jail after being released from the hospital.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing charges in connection to a string of broken windows downtown. Police responded to the area of Southwest 5th Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street early Saturday morning on reports of a man breaking windows at nearby businesses. Police arrested 43-year-old Gustave G. Page on seven counts of first-degree criminal mischief.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing several charges after allegedly leading police on a lengthy chase in a stolen car. Police say they began pursuing 35-year-old Matthew W. Golding around 11:00 Saturday night after seeing him speeding on Southeast Division Street near Southeast 139th Avenue. Officers discovered he was driving a stolen car after running its plates. Police set up a spike strip near Southeast 102nd Avenue and Stark Street and successfully punctured the suspect's tires. The suspect then allegedly fled on foot, but police used a K9 team to track him down several blocks away.
(New Delhi) -- The body of an American missionary killed by an isolated tribe still hasn't been recovered. John Chau, from Washington state, was reportedly attempting to convert the Sentinelese people to Christianity before his death earlier this month. The Sentinelese live on a tiny, remote island in the Bay of Bengal. Journal entries obtained by the Washington Post show the 26-year-old adventurer was attacked by tribesmen the day before he was killed. Chau noted that his Bible was pierced by an arrow. He apparently tried to get on shore but was killed by a flurry of arrows. Over the weekend, Indian authorities gave up on an effort to recover his body when stared down by members of the tribe.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is hospitalized with critical injuries after being struck in a hit-and-run crash in downtown Hillsboro. Police say the pedestrian was hit last night in the 500 block of Southeast 32nd Avenue. The driver allegedly took off after the crash. Anyone with information on the driver is urged to contact police.
(Portland, OR) -- A woman is facing charges after police say they found weapons and meth inside her car during a traffic stop in Aloha. Police say they pulled over 22-year-old Kathelina Test Saturday night after watching her leave what they called a "known drug house." Police say they found large quantities of methamphetamine in her vehicle along with a handgun and restricted weapons including a throwing star. Police also arrested three passengers in the car on drug charges.
(Portland, OR) -- Two people are injured following a crash near Gresham. Police say the two-car crash happened Friday night at Southeast Lusted Road and Altman Road. Two people were hospitalized.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are looking into the deaths of nearly two dozen birds that dropped from the sky in Hillsboro. Oregon State Police says blackbirds, starlings and a bald eagle are among the 20 birds found dead Monday in a field along West Union Road. Police are performing tests on the carcasses to determine what killed them. Investigators believe the birds may have been poisoned, either intentionally or accidentally.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is underway into a deadly shooting that put a school on lockdown in Hillsboro. Police responded to the 1100 block of Northeast Grant Avenue off Cornell Road yesterday afternoon on reports of gunfire. Responding officers found one man shot to death inside his home. The nearby Poynter Middle School was briefly put into lockout over the incident. Police are still working to identify the victim.
(Portland, OR) -- Oregon's legislative leaders are being required to comply with sexual harassment subpoenas. A Multnomah County judge ruled Monday that the subpoenas issued by the state Bureau of Labor were reasonable and lawful. Lawyers for Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek had argued that the information requested would harm the privacy of complainers. The lawyer for the labor agency says all info will be kept confidential under a protective order.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a man accused of vandalizing an ATM in Oregon City. Police say the man smashed a screen on the ATM at the Bank of America on Molalla Avenue Friday. He's described as a white man with a trimmed beard and a tattoo of the word "first" in cursive on his left hand.