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(Portland, OR)  --  A man is behind bars in connection to an early-morning home invasion assault against a woman in Corbett.  Police arrested 40-year-old Sean Allen Tester yesterday on charges of first- and second-degree assault as well as coercion-aggravated assault and a felony count of strangulation.  Police responded to the woman's home on East Bell Road just before 3:00 yesterday morning on a report of assault with a weapon.  The woman was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.  Doctors say she is expected to survive.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Pinterest is blocking searches on vaccinations to stop the spread of misinformation.  The social media site said in a statement to CNBC that it was placing a ban on all vaccination searches until it can find a solution to misinformation being spread by anti-vaxx posts.  Last week, Facebook said it was also taking steps to reduce the amount of fake health news.  The responses follow a letter from Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff of California, blaming sites like Facebook and Instagram for helping spread false information about vaccines.  A measles outbreak in Washington state is currently affecting more than 60 people, and the World Health Organization says people choosing not to vaccinate has become a global health threat in 2019.



(Coos Bay, OR)  --  A man is behind bars and charged with arson for two fire bombings in Coos Bay and North Bend.  In a joint statement, the police departments in each city said an investigation led to the arrest of Chad Bunnell of Coos Bay.  It started Wednesday morning with a report of an explosion at home on Brussells Street in North Bend.  Later that morning a similar incident was reported at a Coos Bay home where one person was hurt.  Bunnell is being held at the Coos County Jail.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Police union president is accusing City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly of being biased against law enforcement.  This, after Eudaly published a tweet questioning whether Portland Police are biased in favor of right-wing activists.  The Tuesday tweet questions whether basic police work includes "ignoring racist and right wing extremist thugs" who intimidate, harass and menace people while arresting left-wing activists for no reason.  The tweet came about a week after Mayor Ted Wheeler called for an investigation into hundreds of friendly text messages between a police lieutenant and the leader of the alt-right group Patriot Prayer.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police are releasing the identity of the officer who shot a teenage boy to death in Vancouver, Washington.  The Vancouver Police Department says 48-year-old Corporal Roger Evans shot and killed 16-year-old Clayton Joseph Tuesday night while responding to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment complex at 10th and Southeast Ellsworth Road.  Police say Joseph and another person were fighting in the parking lot and that Joseph was holding a knife.  Corporal Evans says Joseph refused to drop the knife and did not comply with his orders, so he shot him.  Family members say Joseph was trying to stop the fight when police intervened and that he was not the agitator.
 



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Health officials in Clark County are confirming another case of the measles.  The new case brings the total to 64 cases in Clark County.  Another confirmed case in King County brings the statewide total to 65 cases.  Clark County officials say they're also looking into two new suspected cases of the disease.



(Portland, OR)  --  The City of Portland is notifying residents about some phony fliers spotted near Portland State University.  The flyers say "No camping or loitering" and feature the Portland city seal as well as some city codes.  The fliers add that offenders will be arrested.  The Portland Office of Management and Finance released a tweet Wednesday saying the city did not post the flyers.



(Salem, OR)  --  The new report by the Oregon Department of Forestry is looking at the impact of sudden oak death.  The report shows funding 30-million-dollars in treatments to slow the spread of sudden oak death the next 20 years could offset the loss of 12-hundred jobs by 2028.  The report was released yesterday to the state's Sudden Oak Death Task Force ahead of its March 8 meeting in Salem. 



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Health officials in Clark County are confirming another case of the measles.  The new case brings the total to 63 cases in Clark County.  Another confirmed case in King County brings the statewide total to 64 cases.  The Oregon Health Authority says there are 68 confirmed cases across the region.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The stepson of a Portland woman accused of murdering her husband is filing a lawsuit against her.  Nathaniel Stillwater has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Nancy Crampton Brophy for the death of his father, Dan Brophy, a well-known Portland chef.  Crampton Brophy allegedly shot him to death at the Oregon Culinary Institute last June.  Crampton Brophy worked as a romance novelist and once wrote an essay she called "How to Murder Your Husband."  Stillwater is seeking up to one-point-seven-million dollars in damages.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Friends and family are remembering a 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed by police in Vancouver.  Clayton Joseph died in a hospital after police shot him Tuesday night.  Friends and family tell KATU Joseph moved to the U.S. from Micronesia six months ago.  They describe the Evergreen High School student as a good kid who was happy and always eager to help others.  The Vancouver Police Department says officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment complex at 10th and Southeast Ellsworth Road Tuesday night when Joseph and another man started fighting in the parking lot.  Police say Joseph pulled out a knife and did not comply with their orders, so they shot him.  Family members say Joseph was trying to stop the fight when police intervened and that he was not the agitator.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Police Bureau is holding a public listening session tonight on hundreds of text messages exchanged between a police lieutenant and the leader of the alt-right group Patriot Prayer.  Police Chief Danielle Outlaw called for the listening session, saying that 2019 is Portland's year for resolve against division and fear.  The Willamette Week submitted a public records request to obtain the texts between Lieutenant Jeff Niiya and Joey Gibson.  The texts show a friendly rapport between the two as Niiya advises Gibson of the positions of counter-protesters at Patriot Prayer rallies.  One text exchange appears to show Niiya advising Gibson on how a fellow Patriot Prayer member can evade arrest despite having an active arrest warrant out against him.  Tonight's listening session is set for 6:00 p.m. at the Maranatha Church in Northeast Portland.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is underway into an early-morning home invasion assault against a woman in Corbett.  Police responded to the woman's home on East Bell Road just before 3:00 this morning on a report of assault with a weapon.  The woman was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.  It's not yet clear whether police have identified or apprehended a suspect.



(Undated)  --  An F-15 fighter plane had to land in Portland after facing landing gear issues.  Yesterday morning, the pilot took off for a training mission, but sent out an aircraft emergency alert.  The plane landed safely without interrupting any flights.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a Corbett man who's been missing for nearly two weeks.  Family members of 32-year-old Joshua Applestill tell KATU he was last seen February 8th after catching a ride up East Larch Mountain Road to go to a bonfire.  Applestill reportedly left his wallet and ID at home, along with his son.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says it is actively investigating the disappearance.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect in connection with a stabbing at the downtown bus depot.  Police say a man was stabbed yesterday afternoon and rushed to a hospital, where doctors say he's expected to survive.  Police briefly detained one person for questioning but have since released him.



(Portland, OR)  --  Today is Exclusion Day.  Starting today, students in Oregon will not be allowed to go to school if they are not up to date on vaccinations.  Oregon has the highest rate of kids who are legally exempt from school vaccination requirements in the U.S.  Some clinics were offering free vaccinations ahead of Exclusion Day.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  One man is injured after being hit by a truck in Clark County.  Police say the man was crossing the street at Hazel Dell Avenue and 82nd Street in Hazel Dell last night when the truck struck him.  It's not yet clear if the driver will be facing charges.



(Salem, OR)  --  A new bill making its way through the state legislature would lower the voting age in Oregon to 16.  Lawmakers and youth activists say if 16-year-olds can be tried as adults in criminal trials, they should be allowed to vote.  If the bill is approved, it will show up on 2020 ballots.  If voters choose to lower the voting age, Oregon will be the first state to have 16-year-old voters.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is underway into an early morning shooting in northeast Portland.  Police say the shooting happened around 3:00 this morning at the Madison Suites motel on Northeast 82nd Avenue.  Police are not yet revealing whether anyone was injured.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a woman found dead off the Oregon coast.  Oregon State Troopers say 63-year-old Satin Fever Star, also known as Kahrin Jean McDonald, was found dead Sunday in a cove near God's Thumb.  Police say the death does not appear to be suspicious.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  One man is hospitalized after being shot by police in Vancouver.  The Vancouver Police Department says officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment complex at 10th and Southeast Ellsworth Road last night when two men started fighting in the parking lot.  Officers approached the men, prompting one of them to allegedly pull out a knife.  Police say the man did not comply with their orders, so they shot him.  The department adds no officers were injured.



(Lebanon, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into an explosive fire at a building in Lebanon.  Firefighters had to deal with exploding tanks of acetylene, propane and gas as they fought the blaze at Aerostar Towing yesterday morning.  It took more than twenty-five firefighters to put the fire out.  There were no reports of any injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man wanted for homicide in Washington state is behind bars after being arrested at a gym in southeast Portland.  Police arrested 31-year-old Thomas Earl Cooper Junior at 24 Hour Fitness on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard yesterday morning.  Arresting officers say they found a gun inside his locker at the gym.  Cooper was wanted in connection to a shooting at a nightclub in Lakewood, Washington in October.  One man was killed in the shooting and several others were injured.



(Silverton, OR)  --  A woman and her three-year-old child are safe after going missing at Silver Falls State Park.  The Marion County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State troopers were called to the area at about 3 yesterday morning after the woman's boyfriend called and said the two got lost during a hike.  The family went into the park Sunday for a hike but then got disoriented and lost.  Rescue crews found them wet but unharmed. 


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