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(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is underway into a house fire in southwest Portland.  Firefighters responded to a vacant home on Southwest Moss Street yesterday morning.  Fire officials say the blaze started in the vacant house's attic.  No injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two people are facing possible charges after allegedly robbing a marijuana dispensary and then crashing their car at a nearby home in Southeast Portland.  Police say the suspects robbed La Mota on Southeast 52nd Avenue yesterday afternoon and fled the scene in a car.  The suspects then allegedly crashed that car into a tree at a home nearby.  Both suspects were taken to a hospital and are expected to be OK.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  No injuries are being reported after a train caught fire in Vancouver, Washington.  Police say a train car filled with metal recycling caught fire near the Port of Vancouver just after noon yesterday.  The train company detached the car, and firefighters were able to extinguish the flames.  No word yet on what caused the fire. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say a rally described as a march for law and order in Portland turned into chaos as right-wing activists and leftist protesters clashed in the streets Saturday night.  Members of the group Patriot Prayer fought with members of Antifa in a fight that involved bear spray, fists and batons.  The fight was broken up by riot police firing pepper balls.  Some participants were seen earlier with knives and other weapons.  No arrests were made but police say they continue to investigate.



(Portland, OR)  --  One teenager is dead and another is injured after they fell from a peak during a Boy Scout trip in Klamath County.  Police say the teens were on a camping trip in the remote area of Middle Rosary Lake with a Boy Scouts Troop from Corvallis Saturday when they fell.  A 16-year-old boy was killed, and the other teen was seriously injured.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of shooting a man twice at a park in Wilsonville.  Police say a 21-year-old man was at Memorial Park Friday night when the suspect opened fire.  The victim was admitted to the ICU and is currently in stable condition.  It's not yet clear what led to the shooting, but a witness tells KATU she heard arguing before the gunshots.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly opening fire near a park in Vancouver, Washington.  Police say the man fired off a gun near Evergreen Park on Fourth Plain Boulevard Saturday.  No injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  A local casting director is searching for extras for a new Netflix series being filmed in Portland.  Background casting director Adam Rosko tells KATU the new high school series called "Trinkets" will film in the Portland area this fall.  Rosko says they're looking for people of all types, ethnicities, shapes, sizes and abilities.  For more information, email trinkets.extra@gmail.com.



(Portland, OR)  --  One man is seriously injured following an auto-pedestrian crash in Gresham.  Police say the man was crossing the street at Northeast Burnside Road and 8th Street last night when a tractor-trailer struck him.  The man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.  Police say the man was not using a crosswalk when he was struck.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man shot and killed by Portland police.  The Portland Police Bureau says officers shot 30-year-old Samuel Rice Wednesday at the Del Rancho Motel on Southeast 82nd.  Police say Rice was holding a woman hostage when officers opened fire.



(Portland, OR)  --  The grandson of Mahatma Gandhi is in Portland.  KATU-2 reports Dr. Arun Gandhi is visiting the Rose City at the request of a local pastor.  He's scheduled to speak around the city over the next few weeks.



(Hayden Island, OR)  --  A man is clinging to life after being shot at a Hayden Island hotel.  Portland police say they found the man lying in a parking lot this morning at the Rodeway Inn near the Jantzen Beach shopping mall.  Authorities say they have no suspects, but they don't believe there is a threat to the island community.



(Mount Hood, OR)  --  The search for a missing Arizona hiker on Mount Hood is ending in tragedy.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's office said searchers located a man's body in the area where David Yaghmourian disappeared while hiking on Monday.  The 30-year-old from Phoenix was working as a research assistant at Arizona State.  He was hiking Mt Hood with a friend when they split up Monday two miles away from a lodge.  When he didn't show up, his friend went back down the trail to look for David, but he was gone.



(Ridgefield, WA)  --  A 20-year-old man is dead after being hit by a car on I-5 in Ridgefield, Washington.  Police say the man was trying to cross the freeway near the Ilani Casino last night when a vehicle struck him.  The driver reportedly stayed at the scene to cooperate with police.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon is getting back 13-million dollars in tax credits for solar projects.  OregonLive reports that the state is accusing SolarCity of inflating the cost of 14 projects by more than 100-percent to qualify for bigger tax credits.  The settlement was announced yesterday morning after a two-year investigation.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police in Cowlitz County in Washington say they've arrested a second suspect in connection to a 2016 murder.  Police arrested 27-year-old Kristopher Hoyt yesterday on a charge of first-degree murder for the death of 62-year-old Donald William Howard.  Police arrested 39-year-old Dustin Alan Griffin on a first-degree murder charge in Vancouver on Monday.  Howard was found dead inside his Woodland home in November of 2016.  Investigators believe Hoyt and Griffin killed Howard after he came home to find them burglarizing the place.



(Portland, OR)  --  A former high school teacher in Beaverton is facing child pornography charges.  Police arrested 40-year-old former Aloha High School teacher Geoffrey Germano yesterday following a five-month investigation.  Police say he downloaded more than 70 images and videos of child porn.  Some of those files were allegedly accessed through the school district's Wi-Fi.  Germano worked as a special education teacher at Aloha before resigning last month.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is dead following a hit-and-run crash in southeast Portland.  Police say the crash happened last night on Southeast Division near 138th Avenue.  Police have not yet identified the victim.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Undated)  --  This year's wildfires in Oregon are costing a record amount.  Data from the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center puts the cost of fighting wildfires in Oregon at 514-million-dollars.  This fire season, Oregon had over 18-hundred fires that burned over 800-thousand acres.  A spokeswoman for the NWCC tells the Salem Statesman Journal what made this year's fires so expensive was that large fires lasted months, not weeks.  They also had larger fires closer to populated areas. 
 



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is underway into the officer-involved shooting death of a knife-armed man accused of holding a woman hostage.  The Oregonian reports the shooting happened yesterday morning at the Del Rancho Motel in Lents.  Authorities say there was a fight between two people outside the place, then they learned that the suspect was holding a woman hostage in a room.  She was reportedly not involved in the initial disturbance.  Cops say that while special teams were setting up to deal with the incident, an officer took one shot and killed the suspect.



(Portland, OR)  --  A former Portland Public Schools teacher is accused of encouraging child sexual abuse.  Police say 35-year-old Philip Lancaster is charged with 13 counts of encouraging child sexual abuse.  He's accused of developing, duplicating, publishing, printing, disseminating, exchanging, displaying, financing, attempting to finance, and selling child pornography.  The former Roosevelt High School teacher was indicted last week.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man is facing hate crime charges after allegedly using racial slurs to insult a woman.  Kelly Roberts was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on charges of second-degree intimidation, menacing, second-degree criminal mischief, and third-degree theft.  Police say the victim was eating at the Pita Pit on Southwest 5th Avenue earlier this month when Roberts began yelling racial slurs at her and calling her names.  Roberts was working at the restaurant at the time of the incident.  He has since been fired.



(Portland, OR)  --  Things are getting back to normal at a Portland garbage and recycling transfer station after multiple explosions yesterday.  Authorities say the place was evacuated yesterday morning after a 55-gallon drum was seen leaking and some small explosions were heard.  Hazmat crews at the Metro Central Transfer Station say they believe the liquid was not dangerous.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  A McMinnville man is dead following a crash in California.  Police say Jason William Paul crashed into a tractor-trailer on Interstate 5 near Bakersfield yesterday.  Police say he was struck by another vehicle when he got out of his car after the crash.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.



(Portland, OR)  --  Search crews are looking for a missing, injured hiker near Mount Hood.  Clackamas County Search and Rescue says 30-year-old David Yaghmourian of Phoenix, Arizona, went missing Monday while hiking along the Timberline Trail.  Yaghmourian was reportedly hiking with a friend when he injured his knee and stopped to rest.  His friend went on ahead and says Yaghmourian failed to meet up with him at their designated meet-up area.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man who was shot and killed in southeast Portland.  The Portland Police Bureau says 21-year-old Izryl T. Johnson died after being shot Sunday night on Southeast 94th Avenue.  Police found Johnson lying in the street after responding to the area on reports of gunfire.  Police are still searching for a suspect.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Washington state supervisor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is facing sexual abuse charges following an incident in Oregon.  The Bend Bulletin reports Eric Rickerson was arraigned late last week on six criminal counts including coercion, sex abuse, harassment and intimidation.  Prosecutors say Rickerson groped and exposed himself to a female colleague during a June conference in Sunriver. 



(Clackamas, OR)  --  A woman is suing Fred Meyer over a surveillance camera she says was aimed at the dressing room.  The Oregonian reports that Carlee Gish filed the 300-thousand-dollar suit Monday after she noticed she was caught on video without her bra in the chain's Clackamas store.  Gish says she saw in the mirror a camera in the rafters which caught her partially undressed.  That reportedly happened in May and she says in July that camera was still pointed into the changing room.  A Fred Meyer spokesman says he can't comment on pending litigation.



(Portland, OR)  --  Amazon is looking to hire more than two-thousand people in the Portland area.  The company says it's hiring workers for seasonal and full-time positions at customer fulfillment centers and delivery facilities around the city.  Hourly positions start at 15-dollars an hour.



(Hood River, OR)  --  No injuries are being reported after an abandoned barn caught fire in Hood River.  Firefighters responded to the barn on Rand Road early yesterday morning to find the structure engulfed in flames.  It collapsed to the ground a short time later.  An investigation is ongoing into what caused the fire.
 



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  Police and county officials are among those who took part in a vigil supporting survivors of domestic violence in Hillsboro.  The candlelight vigil took place last night at the Washington County courthouse on Northeast 2nd Avenue.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.



(Salem, OR)  --  The Oregon governor's race remains close.  A new OregonLive poll shows that 49-percent of the state's voters are ready to keep Governor Kate Brown in Salem, while 45-percent support Republican Knute Buehler.  The poll has a margin of error of five-percent.  The poll also shows that a measure which would ban taxes on food is extremely close, while an initiative that would ban public funding for abortions is getting strong opposition from voters. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say a deadly shooting in the Lents neighborhood is now being investigated as a homicide.  Police responded to the four-thousand block of Southeast 94th Avenue Sunday night on reports of gunfire.  Arriving officers found a man suffering from gunshot wounds.  He later died at the scene.  Police believe the man died of homicidal violence and are awaiting the results of an autopsy expected to be completed sometime today.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man accused of shooting a man to death and injuring two other people near the Moda Center.  Police say convicted felon Robert James Jr. appeared in court yesterday on a felony murder charge.  He's accused of opening fire into an SUV at Northeast Multnomah Street and Wheeler Avenue Friday night.  Police say 44-year-old passenger Markell Devon James died.  The driver and a woman standing nearby were injured in the shooting.  The shooting happened shortly after Nick Cannon's Wild N Out tour stop at the Moda Center.



(Portland, OR)  --  Comedian Katt Williams is pleading not guilty to an assault charge after being arrested Saturday in Portland.  Williams appeared in a Multnomah County courtroom yesterday on a charge of fourth-degree assault.  Williams is accused of attacking a private town car driver Friday after arguing about taking him and his dog to a scheduled performance in town.  The driver was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.  Police say Williams is also being held on a "fugitive hold" for an active warrant out of Georgia.



(Seattle, WA)  --  A meeting is scheduled today to discuss the possibility of a bullet train connecting Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia.  The three city governments are pushing for it to be a reality by 2035.  Today's meeting is the second on the topic.  The populations of the three cities are expected to top eleven-million by 2040. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a burglary suspect after finding him hiding in an attic in north Portland.  Police responded to the building on North Whitaker Road early yesterday morning on reports of a break-in.  Responding officers say they found 31-year-old Patrick Plamondon hiding in the attic's crawl space and arrested him.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man who drove through a crowd of protesters downtown with a demonstrator on his hood claims the protesters caused thousands of dollars in damages to his car.  KATU-2 reports the man told police his Lexus sustained three-thousand dollars worth of damage in the incident Saturday.  A news videographer caught the scene as the driver pushed his way through a crosswalk filled with protesters, striking at least one of them.  The walk sign was on in the crosswalk, and the protesters had the right-of-way.  Police say none of the protesters have filed a report.



(Portland, OR)  --  The New Kids on the Block are bringing some 90s nostalgia to Portland.  The boy band will make a stop at the Moda Center next June 2nd as part of their "Mixtape Tour."  The New Kids will perform along with special guests Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Tiffany and Debbie Gibson.  Tickets go on sale this Friday.



(Half Moon Bay, CA)  --  A Pleasant Hill man is taking home the prize in the annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California.  The first prize goes to Steve Daletas for his pumpkin weighing just under 22-hundred-pounds.  It's his fourth win.  Daletas gets over 15-thousand-dollars for his massive gourd and he'll earn a special spot at this weekend's Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Two people are dead and two others are injured following a crash near Vancouver, Washington.  Police say the crash happened Saturday night when a vehicle ran a stop sign at Northeast 139th Street and 182nd Avenue and crashed into a tree.  Driver Aaron Jones and passenger Isabella Huyck were pronounced dead at the scene.  Passengers Lindsay Winter and Derek Martin survived with injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man who was shot to death near the Moda Center Friday night.  The Portland Police Bureau says 44-year-old Markell Devon James died of homicidal violence from multiple gunshot wounds.  Two other people were injured.  The shooting happened shortly after an event at the Moda Center.



(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is facing multiple charges after allegedly trying to kidnap an infant from a family at an Oregon City Shari's.  Police responded to the restaurant on Beavercreek Road Saturday night on reports that the woman was threatening to hurt the family if they didn't hand over the baby.  Police found 50-year-old Pauline Gaines walking away from the restaurant and arrested her.  No injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for two suspects accused of cracking a man's skull while trying to rob him in northeast Portland.  Police say the man was walking to his car near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Northeast Schuyler Street just after midnight yesterday when two men approached him on bicycles.  Police say the men demanded money and then hit the victim over the head with either a hammer or a hatchet.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a deadly shooting in the Lents neighborhood.  Police responded to the 4000 block of Southeast 94th Avenue last night on reports of gunfire.  Arriving officers found a man suffering from gunshot wounds.  He later died at the scene.  Police are still searching for a suspect.



(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is dead following a single-vehicle crash on I-5 near Cottage Grove.  Police say 71-year-old Linda Cole was riding in a car when the driver drifted into the median and crashed into the guardrail.  Cole was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver was hospitalized for injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  No injuries are being reported after a fight ended in gunfire downtown.  Police arrested 22-year-old Alexis Alvarez for allegedly firing a single shot during the fight yesterday morning at Northwest 3rd Avenue and Glisan Street.  He's facing charges of possession of a loaded firearm, discharge of a firearm in the city, and unlawful possession of a firearm.



(Portland, OR)  --  Northeast Portland's Purringtons Cat Cafe is shutting its doors after nearly four years.  The cafe and lounge announced Saturday it will be closing on November 30th because the owners are moving out of the state.  Purrington says they've found homes for about 600 cats since they opened in 2015.



(Portland, OR)  --  A convicted sex offender charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting and murdering an elderly woman is expected to undergo a mental health evaluation.  A judge postponed arraignment proceedings for Timothy Mackley yesterday over questions of whether he is mentally fit to be prosecuted.  Mackley says he suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.  Police arrested him last week after finding a body inside his car during a traffic stop.  That body turned out to be that of 89-year-old Marcine Herinck, whose disappearance for more than a week sparked a major search.  Investigators believe Mackley followed Herinck home from a thrift store where she volunteered and kidnapped her.



(Portland, OR)  --  Counselors are on hand at Jason Lee Elementary School today following an accidental shooting on campus.  Police say a mother was in the school cafeteria yesterday picking up her child from school when her gun went off inside her purse.  No one was injured.  The school was briefly placed on lockdown.



(Portland, OR)  --  A contested report says China put spy chips in computers built for a Portland company.  The Bloomberg article published yesterday claims that the stealth chips were placed in devices made for Elemental Technologies.  The apparent purpose of the chips was to allow China to spy on American companies and governmental institutions.  Amazon reportedly found the chips three years ago when they were planning to buy Elemental, a deal they later completed.  Amazon says the article is inaccurate, and so does Apple. 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Godfather of Portland animation has died.  Family members of Will Vinton say the 70-year-old claymation powerhouse died yesterday morning after a 12-year battle with multiple myeloma.  That's a form of cancer that affects the white blood cells.  Vinton was known for creating several iconic claymation characters, including the California Raisins, the Domino's Pizza Noid and the PJs.  Vinton was born in McMinnville.



(Portland, OR)  --  Senator Ron Wyden says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh lacks both the balance and the temperament to serve on the bench.  Wyden posted on Twitter yesterday that he came to that conclusion after reviewing the FBI report into sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh.  Wyden calls the FBI report a "whitewash," saying that dozens of key witnesses were never interviewed for the investigation.  Wyden added that the Senate would be committing gross negligence if it confirms Kavanaugh.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Senator Jeff Merkley is asking a federal judge to delay the Senate from voting on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this weekend.  Merkley asked the judge yesterday to issue a temporary restraining order to prevent the Senate from taking a final vote.  Merkley has filed a lawsuit claiming President Trump violated the constitution by withholding documents from Kavanaugh's past.  Merkley says that prevented senators from making an informed decision of Kavanaugh's nomination to the court.  The judge on Wednesday scheduled a hearing for next week, but Merkley says Senator Mitch McConnell's decision to schedule votes before that hearing would render the hearing useless.  Merkley adds that the FBI report into sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh is a "sham," saying it was designed to provide cover for Kavanaugh, not the truth.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a two-alarm fire at a house in Hillsboro.  Firefighters responded to the home on Northwest Evergreen Road last night.  Fire officials say everyone was able to escape the home safely, and no injuries have been reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland lawyer is seeking class-action status for a breach of consumer data at Burgerville.  OregonLive reports that the suit filed Wednesday alleges that Burgerville didn't protect their customers' credit card information.  Thousands of people may have been affected by the data breach, which was discovered during a cyberattack in August but not revealed until this week.  The Vancouver-based chain says they learned about the breach at the time, but had to keep it under wraps until they could fix the problem, which was done on Sunday. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing elderly man with dementia.  Police say 88-year-old Benjamin Verspetan was last seen yesterday afternoon getting off a TriMet bus near Southeast 92nd Avenue and Foster Road.  Police believe he could still be in that area.  He's described as five feet eight inches tall and 125 pounds with a bald head and brown eyes.



(Portland, OR)  --  A convicted sex offender accused of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and murdering an 89-year-old woman is officially facing charges.  Timothy Mackley was indicted yesterday on 23 charges.  Police arrested him last week after finding a body inside his car during a traffic stop.  That body turned out to be that of Marcine Herinck, whose disappearance for more than a week sparked a major search.  Investigators believe Mackley followed Herinck home from a thrift store where she volunteered and kidnapped her.  Police say Mackley intentionally tortured and maimed Herinck before killing her.



(Portland, OR)  --  Campfires are once again being allowed in the Willamette National Forest.  Bureau of Land Management officials opened the forest up to campfires again on Tuesday.  Open fires including charcoal fires are now allowed, but officials are asking the public to practice fire safety and ensure their campfires are extinguished before leaving. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is standing against the repeal of Oregon's sanctuary state law.  Wheeler has endorsed a "no" vote on Measure 105, which would scrap the legislation allowing cops to arrest people just for being in the country illegally.  The Oregonian reports he joins 15 other mayors in the state in rejecting the repeal effort.



(Portland, OR)  --  A motorcyclist is seriously injured following a crash on the Interstate Bridge.  Police say the biker was riding south on the bridge portion of I-5 when he collided with a car in front of him.  Police say the other driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators.



(Portland, OR)  --  MAX stabbing suspect Jeremy Christian is facing new charges after allegedly stabbing a black inmate.  Christian appeared in court yesterday for the assault back in July.  Christian is behind bars on charges of stabbing three men onboard a MAX train last year after they came to the defense of two Muslim women being harassed by Christian.  Two of the victims died.  Motion hearings are set to begin later this month.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing man in Wilsonville.  Police say 41-year-old Trung Tuan Huynh disappeared Tuesday after walking away from a group outing on Southwest Main Street.  Police say Huynh doesn't have his necessary medication and could be in danger.  He's described as five-feet-seven-inches tall and 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into an incident in which a person caught fire in southeast Portland.  Police say the victim was at a gas station near Southeast 82nd Avenue and Washington Street yesterday when the flames sparked.  It's not clear if it was an accident or if someone deliberately set the person ablaze.  The victim had second- and third-degree burns over 90-percent of the body. 



(Portland, OR)  --  A child and an adult are hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a car while crossing the street.  Police say the two were crossing Southeast 122nd Avenue at Morrison Street in southeast Portland yesterday when a car hit them.  The driver reportedly stayed at the scene and cooperated with police.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Gresham man is facing nearly two decades behind bars for sexually abusing two girls.  A judge sentenced 31-year-old Tyler Wilkerson yesterday to 18 years in prison.  Wilkerson pleaded no contest and was convicted of nine counts of first-degree sexual abuse along with six counts of second-degree sexual abuse and one count of second-degree attempted rape.  Prosecutors say he abused two juvenile sisters in 2013 after befriending their mother and being allowed to stay with the family at their home.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland may be filing suit against the Federal Communications Commission over new rulings on 5G.  The City Council voted yesterday to join other cities that are suing over new rules that limit fees charged to telecom providers.  Mayor Ted Wheeler called the restrictions a property grab by the federal government.  The Oregonian reports that providers need access to city-owned poles in order to install transmitters for 5G service.  A deputy city attorney told the council that one new rule would mean the city could charge only 270 dollars for each attachment, instead of the customary three-thousand.



(Portland, OR)  --  A family dog is lucky to be alive after being rescued from a house fire in northeast Portland.  Firefighters rescued the pup from the basement of a burning home on Northeast 69th Avenue yesterday.  Firefighters say the dog was unharmed, and no other injuries were reported.  An investigation is ongoing into how the fire started.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the death of a woman who reportedly fell from an I-405 overpass.  Police responded to the northbound lanes of I-405 yesterday morning on reports that a woman had fallen.  Responding officers found the woman dead at the scene.  Anyone who witnessed the event is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  Three people are dead following a crash west of Detroit Lake.  Police say the crash happened Monday night on Highway 22 East near milepost 35.  The vehicle involved was reportedly carrying five passengers when it veered off the roadway and crashed into several trees.  The driver and a passenger survived with injuries.  The other three passengers were declared dead at the scene.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland homeless man is going to prison for five years after his sexual assault conviction.  Fifty-one-year-old Thomas Johnson was sentenced yesterday for the August crime following his guilty plea.  He said he was high on meth when he broke into the home wearing a bikini top and a thong and tried to force himself on the 18-year-old woman.



(Portland, OR)  --  Runners in this weekend's Portlandathon race will be lending a helping hand to those struggling with homelessness and addiction.  Race organizers say they've chosen the Union Gospel Mission as their charity of choice for Sunday's event.  Portlandathon includes a full and half marathon along with courses for a 5-mile run and a 4-mile river run/walk.  The marathon course is a qualifier for the Boston marathon.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man who was shot to death by officers downtown over the weekend.  Police say 27-year-old Patrick K. Kimmons died in a hospital early Sunday morning after being shot by officers responding to a shooting near Southwest 4th Avenue and Harvey Milk Street.  Police say two other people were injured in the initial shooting.  It's not yet clear what role Kimmons had in that shooting, if any.  KATU reports Kimmons was shot several times in the back while running away from police.



(Portland, OR)  --  A bicyclist is hospitalized with critical injuries after being struck by a car near Hillsboro.  Police say the 28-year-old man was riding his bike in the middle of the roadway on Tualatin Valley Highway east of Southwest 331st Avenue last night when the vehicle struck him.  The driver reportedly stayed at the scene to cooperate with investigators.  Police say the bicyclist was not wearing a helmet.



(Orchards, WA)  --  A Clark County woman is behind bars in connection with her mother's death.  OregonLive reports that Asenka Wilber made her first court appearance yesterday on charges of killing the 75-year-old woman.  The victim was found dead last week at her Orchards home with injuries to her head, face and wrist.


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