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(Sherwood, OR)  --  Police in Sherwood say there's no cause for concern after investigating a social media threat hinting at a possible school shooting.  Police say a 12-year-old boy with special needs posted the threatening message to Snapchat yesterday.  Authorities say they received several calls from concerned residents who saw the post.  Law enforcement officials say they spoke to the boy and his parents yesterday and determined that there's no threat to the public.

(Clackamas County, OR)  --  Two people are dead following a one-car crash in Clackamas County.  Police say the two were traveling in a car in the 8800 block of Monte Cristo Road yesterday when the driver crashed into a power pole.  Police say no one else was in the car at the time of the crash.  The crash temporarily knocked out power to the area.

(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland girl is recovering from injuries after being hit by a car while trying to save a dog from being hit.  Police say the juvenile girl ran into the street at Northeast Sandy Boulevard and 138th Avenue yesterday morning to save a dog that had run into the road.  That's when a car crashed into her.  Police say she's expected to be OK, and the driver who hit her is cooperating with investigators.

(Portland, OR)  --  The ACLU says a 22-year-old college student from Spain who flew to Portland for a cultural experience was immediately sent to jail upon her arrival.  The organization says Christina Alonso was set to spend six weeks with a friend in Oregon this summer to work on her English and teach Spanish for an allowance of one-hundred dollars a week.  However, customs agents at Portland International Airport told her she had the wrong visa and sent her to Northern Oregon Regional Correction Facility.  Alonso spent 48 hours in the jail with general population inmates, where she says she was denied medical treatment and access to her belongings.  The ACLU says she was flown back to Spain after the 48 hours.

(White City, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a sky diver who was killed in a parachuting accident in White City.  The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says 74-year-old Jackson Kern of Central Point died Sunday afternoon after a malfunctioning toggle on his parachute prevented him from controlling his descent.  The pilot of the plane that Kern and other skydivers jumped from says the plane was at about 12-thousand feet when they took their dives.

(Turner, OR)  --  The investigation continues into a shooting that left a woman dead and her husband hospitalized in Turner.  Police say officers found 52-year-old Judy Stanfill dead from a gunshot wound in the couple's home near 3rd and Ash streets Sunday.  Judy's husband, 53-year-old Clayton Stanfill, was taken to a hospital after showing up at a nearby fire station with a gunshot wound.  Investigators say they're still trying to figure out what happened, but they don't believe any other suspects were involved in the shooting.

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Animal control officials in Clark County are looking for the owner of a missing pony.  Animal control manager Paul Scarpelli tells KATU some shoppers found the pony wandering around at the Ross store next to the Vancouver Mall yesterday.  Scarpelli says the grey pony is well cared for and friendly.  Anyone with information on who owns the pony is urged to contact animal control.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a teenage boy after he broke into an elementary school.  The incident happened early yesterday morning at Kelly Elementary School.  Police say officers were called to the school around 4 a.m. on reports of a burglary.  Police say the teen tried to flee from officers, but they caught up with him and arrested him.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police say no one was injured when a gunman opened fire at a convenience store in Roseway.  Authorities say officers responded to the Plaid Pantry at 8110 Northeast Fremont Street last night on reports of gunfire.  Responding officers found bullet holes in the store building and in a nearby car.  Police say they suspect the shooting was gang-related.  An investigation is ongoing.

(Vancouver, WA)  --  A domestic-violence suspect is behind bars following an hours-long SWAT standoff in Vancouver.  Clark County Sheriff's officials say deputies responded to the 13-thousand block of Northeast 82nd Street on Sunday with an arrest warrant for 38-year-old Walter King.  Police say King refused to come out of the home but was eventually arrested after a SWAT team was called in.  King is accused of punching his girlfriend in the face and hitting her with a dowel rod in July.

(Turner, OR)  --  An investigation is underway into a shooting that killed a woman and injured a man inside their home in Turner.  Officers were called to the home at 3rd and Ash Streets yesterday evening after the man walked to a fire station for help.  The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.  Further details were not immediately available, but police say there's no immediate danger to the public.

(Portland, OR)  --  One person is recovering from minor injuries following a two-alarm fire at a historic building downtown.  Firefighters were called to the commercial building near Southwest 11th Avenue and Alder Street yesterday morning on reports of a fire on the roof.  Fire officials say some workers were installing roofing material and using a propane torch to dry out the roof deck when the flame ignited some solvent-based primer on the roof.  One worker suffered burns to his hands.  Officials have not yet released an estimate of the damage to the building.

(Kelso, WA)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the accidental shooting death of a 13-year-old southwestern Washington boy by his friend.  Police say 13-year-old Edgar Vazquez was killed Saturday afternoon when his 13-year-old friend picked up a shotgun, causing it to go off and hit Vazquez.  Vazquez was staying the night at the friend's house in Kelso when the incident happened.  Vazquez's friend told police he thought the gun was unloaded.  Police say they're still looking into whether any laws were broken but that they have no doubt that the incident was an accident.

(Portland, OR)  --  A new study from Portland State University shows motorists at that campus are less likely to stop for black pedestrians.  The study also shows motorists give black people less room to cross the street than white people.  Researchers involved in the study also found that black women get the same poor treatment that black men do.  The university's Transportation Research and Education Center spokeswoman says the behavior could mean more traffic-related deaths for minority pedestrians.

(Portland, OR)  --  Oregon is among nearly 20 states suing the Trump administration over the President's plans to cut subsidies that allow low-income people to pay for healthcare.  President Trump said he would dismantle Obamacare "step by step" after the Republican-controlled Congress failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.  Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has joined attorneys general from 17 other states and the District of Columbia in filing suit in federal court in California late last week.  The states are asking the court to force Trump to make the next payment to health insurance companies.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are warning the public about a new phone scam in which the suspect identifies himself as law enforcement.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says it's received multiple calls about a man calling people up and identifying himself as Lieutenant Brown.  The suspect then tells his victim that he has a warrant for their arrest and that they should wire him money immediately.  Anyone with any information about the calls is asked to contact police.

(White City, OR)  --  A sky diver is dead following a parachute failure in White City.  Police found the man's body in the 6800 block of Antioch Road yesterday afternoon.  Police say witnesses told them the man appeared to have lost control of his parachute as he approached the landing zone and was seen spiraling towards the ground.  Police say they'll release his identity sometime later today.

(Unalaska, AK)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the discovery of an Oregon man's body in Alaska.  Police say officers found Mitchell Bovard of Albany lying face-down in the road across from a NAPA Auto Parts store in Unalaska yesterday morning.  He was pronounced dead at a local clinic.  Police are looking into how he died.

(Portland, OR))  --  The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is holding a new hire and promotional ceremony this morning.  Sheriff Michael Reese will introduce the office's newest hires.  He's also scheduled to give recognition to a member of the agency who is returning to the force after a long-term military deployment.  The ceremony will get under way at 10 a.m.

(Portland, OR)  --  Firefighters are mopping up after an early morning house fire.  Authorities say fire crews responded to the 5000 block of Northeast Alberta Court just before 2:30 this morning to find a fully involved house fire.  The blaze caused a nearby power line to fall and a gas meter to rupture.  Fire crews called Northwest Natural to come cut the flow of gas to the house.  Authorities say the two people inside the home made it out safely.

(Portland, OR)  --  A motorcyclist is dead after crashing on I-405 overnight.  Police say the biker was riding northbound on I-405 late last night when he took the Highway 30 exit and lost control of his bike.  He crashed into the concrete barriers and light pole on the right side of the road.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

(Boring, OR)  --  Police are searching for three suspects accused of breaking into a marijuana growing facility.  Police say the trio used sledgehammers and power tools to cut through a barbed wire fence and smash through the walls of the facility near Boring.  The facility's landlord tells KATU the suspects caused about 50-thousand-dollars worth of damage to the facility buildings.  That's not including the money lost from the pot products that the suspects stole.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

(Aurora, OR)  --  The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning yesterday after a small twister touched down near the Aurora State Airport.  Authorities say the tornado flipped over two small planes when it hit land around 3:45 p.m.  The agency says the twister was an EFO, which is the weakest category of tornadoes.  No injuries were reported.

(Corvallis, OR)  --  A Corvallis man is dead after being hit by a car while walking.  Police say the 60-year-old man was walking along the fog line on Northeast Circle Boulevard at Belvue Street last night when a driver crashed into him.  Police say the man was wearing dark clothing and that the street was poorly lit.  No charges have been filed.

(Cannon Beach, OR)  --  Two women are safely back home after becoming stranded by the rising tide near Cannon Beach.  Coast Guard officials say an aircrew rescued the women last night from a rock at the Hug Point State Recreation Site.  The women called 9-1-1 after the rising tide left them stuck on the rock.  The Coast Guard is reminding people to be mindful of tidal conditions.

(Seattle, WA)  --  Amazon is gearing up to hire thousands of workers for the holiday season.  The online retail giant says it plans to hire more than 120-thousand people in more than 30 states, including Oregon.  The positions will be in fulfillment centers, sorting facilities and customer service sites.  Most of the jobs will be temporary, but Amazon says some seasonal workers could be offered permanent positions after the holidays.

(Corvallis, OR)  --  Former Oregon State University head football coach Gary Anderson will continue receiving a salary from the school through the end of the year.  The "Statesman Journal" reports that Anderson's termination package shows that he'll be paid a pro-rated portion of his two-point-65-million dollar salary.  Anderson was under contract through the year 2021 before he and the college mutually agreed to part ways this week.

(Seattle, WA)  --  The investigation continues into a network of alleged poachers in Southwest Washington.  Investigators with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife tell the Seattle Times they've never seen a poaching case as big, or as disturbing, as the one they're currently investigating.  Investigators believe a group of at least eight people illegally hunted and killed dozens of animals including bobcats, black bears and elk over a period of two years in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.  Investigators say GPS tags attached to photos and videos on the suspects' cellphones led them to several of their hunting spots, where they found animal carcasses that had been left to rot.  The investigation started last November after a motion-triggered police camera in Oregon caught two of the suspects spotlighting from a truck near The Dalles before getting out with rifles and head lamps.

(New York, NY)  --  A Pacific Northwest man is the winner of the nation's largest pumpkin competition.  Washington resident Joel Holland of Sumner has won the 44th World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in San Francisco.  Weighing in at over two-thousand pounds, the gigantic pumpkin will be displayed at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.  Holland says warm daytime temperatures combined with lots of sunshine led to his pumpkin's epic growth.

(Troutdale, OR)  --  Police are reminding drivers to use caution during wet weather conditions following a deadly crash in Troutdale.  Police say a sedan was travelling northbound on 257th Street near Cherry Park Road when a southbound truck lost control and hit the sedan.  The driver of the sedan was killed in the crash.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is reminding drivers to travel at safe speeds and leave extra space between vehicles during rainy conditions.

(Hillsboro, OR)  --  One man is facing charges for allegedly setting off a small bomb during a traffic stop, injuring himself and a police officer.  Police say detectives were serving a search warrant at the home of 26-year-old Jason Schaefer on Rock Creek Circle in Hillsboro yesterday when Schaefer came home, saw the detectives and fled, leading to a police pursuit.  Police say Schaefer eventually stopped on Rock Creek Boulevard and set off a small explosive device in his car.  One detective was treated and released from a hospital, while Schaefer suffered more serious injuries.  Police say he'll be booked into jail after he's released from the hospital.

(Portland, OR)  --  The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is inviting the public to meet two of its newest leaders.  The office is holding a New Hire and Promotional Ceremony Monday morning to welcome new employees and celebrate some recent promotions.  The sheriff's office recently promoted Chief Deputy Nicole Morrisey-O'Donnell and Chief Deputy Derrick Peterson to lead up a reorganized Corrections Division.

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police in Vancouver are searching for a missing elderly man who suffers from memory loss.  Police say 71-year-old Samuel Adams was last seen yesterday afternoon going for a walk in the area around his home near Southeast 177th Avenue and 12th Street.  He's described as a black man standing six feet tall at 170 pounds and was last seen wearing a gray Oakland Raiders sweater and a burgundy baseball cap.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact police.

(Gresham, OR)  --  Police in Gresham are searching for a vehicle involved in a deadly crash with a cyclist.  Police arrested 23-year-old Kurtis Linn on DUII charges for the crash that killed a cyclist near Southeast Stark Street and 212th Avenue Sunday night.  Investigators say they're looking for a silver two-door sedan that was seen driving near the scene of the crash.  There's no word yet on how the sedan is connected to the crash.

(Portland, OR)  --  Environmental crews are mopping up after thousands of gallons of sewage spilled along Northeast Marine Drive.  The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services says a valve malfunction caused more than 18-thousand gallons of sewage to leak from an underground pipe located at 112th Avenue near the I-205 yesterday.  The agency says they were able to prevent the sewage from running into the Columbia River.  Officials say most of the sewage spilled into a ditch and that the Marine Drive bike path was not affected by the spill.

(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State is looking at several candidates to replace head football coach Gary Anderson.  The college is reportedly considering Memphis's Mike Norvell along with several other candidates, including Colorado State's Mike Bobo, Wyoming's Craig Bohl and Navy's Ken Niumatalolo.  Meanwhile, the college says assistant coach Cory Hall will serve as interim head coach for the last six games of the year.

(Milwaukie, OR)  --  Police in Milwaukie are searching for a missing elderly man who suffers from short-term memory loss.  Police say 89-year-old James Arthur Windler failed to return home after dropping a friend off at Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital on Wednesday.  He was last seen driving a tan 2002 Buick Century with Oregon license plate YUP 208.

(Milwaukie, OR)  --  An American Medical Response crew from Clackamas County is arriving in California today to help those affected by wildfires.  KATU reports the crew hit the road last night and is expected to arrive this afternoon.  The crew includes 35 people, who will be arriving with 20 ambulances.  Fire officials in California say at least 23 people have died and thousands of people have been evacuated as wildfires rage through the state's wine country and other areas.

(Happy Valley, OR)  --  Police in Happy Valley are searching for two women who allegedly used stolen credit cards to make purchases.  Police say the women were caught on a surveillance camera trying to use the stolen cards.  Investigators say the cards were stolen over the summer in a series of thefts from cars parked at a Happy Valley park.  It's not yet clear whether the women were involved in those thefts.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

(Aurora, OR)  --  A Ugandan children's choir is performing at an Aurora golf club tonight to raise money for a new school in their country.  KATU reports the Imani Milele choir will perform Ugandan folk songs along with some well-known American classics at the Langdon Farms Golf Club.  The choir will perform from 6 to 9 p.m.

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Three people are behind bars in connection to a violent robbery in Vancouver.  Police arrested 19-year-old Ashley Griffin, 24-year-old Daniel Rodriguez and 35-year-old Matthew Smith Monday night.  Police say the three intentionally crashed their SUV into a woman's car as she was driving on Memorial Highway near Vancouver Lake Park Monday night and then tried to break her windows while yelling that they had a gun.  The woman says the suspects eventually were able to pull down her window and then pepper-spray her in the face before punching her several times and stealing her phone and wallet.  Police arrested them as they were leaving the scene.

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is under way into a reported shooting on Willbridge Avenue.  Police say officers responded to the 5600 block of Northwest Willbridge Avenue last night on reports that a man had fired a gun at a car and at a flagpole.  Witnesses describe the man as being in his 20s or 30s with short dark hair.

(Salem, OR)  --  Police are releasing details on the blood alcohol content of a man arrested for a crash that killed a Molalla mother and her four children.  Police say 27-year-old Favian Garcia had a blood alcohol content of nearly four times the legal limit when he crashed into Lisette Medrano-Perez's car at Highway 99E and Nevada Street Northeast Sunday.  Medrano-Perez and her four children were killed in the crash.  Garcia was hospitalized for minor injuries and was later arrested on five counts of manslaughter along with DUI and reckless driving.

(Beaverton, OR)  --  A motorcyclist is lucky to be alive after crashing into a deer.  Police say the biker struck a deer while travelling on Highway 26 at Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard last night.  The biker suffered minor injuries.

(Wilsonville, OR)  --  Sentencing is scheduled for next month for a corrections officer who had sex with an inmate at the state's women's prison.  Edgar Mickles pleaded guilty late last week to four counts of custodial sexual misconduct.  The 51-year-old admitted to having sex with an inmate at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville two years ago.  Mickles could face up to five years behind bars.

(Portland, OR)  --  Authorities say a 58-year-old man who was hit by a car over the weekend has died.  Police say Charles Bergeron died Monday at a hospital.  Bergeron was crossing 82nd Avenue near Northeast 82nd Avenue and Jonesmore Street Saturday when a car struck him.  Police say the crash is still being investigated but that it doesn't appear that the driver was intoxicated.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are looking for a pedestrian accused of shooting at a car that crashed into him.  Police say the man was walking across Southwest 10th Avenue yesterday when a car struck him.  The man allegedly pulled out a gun and shot at the car before getting into a red four-door sedan and fleeing the area.  Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact police.

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police in Vancouver are cracking down on residents with out-of-state license plates.  The Vancouver Police Department has launched a new program they're calling "Live in State, Get Our Plates."  The program is especially aimed at residents who travel the short distance into Oregon to register their car without having to pay sales tax.  City officials say one in ten Vancouver residents have cars that are registered in another state.

(Portland, OR)  --  Protesters will be at McMinnville High School today in response to a visit from U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.  The group Action Together Oregon says they'll gather at the school around 1 p.m. to protest.  The group says they're demonstrating in support of full funding for public education, which they say is undermined by DeVos's support for charter schools and voucher programs.  DeVos says she's touring the school and sitting in on classes to find out how the school's low-income students scored so well on recent tests.

(Gresham, OR)  --  Police in Gresham say they're still looking for a suspect accused of attacking someone with a knife on a MAX platform last week.  Police say the suspect slashed someone at the East 162nd Avenue MAX station Friday evening.  Authorities say the man was fighting with a group of people on a westbound train stopped at the station.  When the fight spilled out onto the platform, the man allegedly slashed one person in the group in the shoulder before returning to the train.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

(Milwaukie, OR)  --  Police in Milwaukie are searching for two men accused of robbing a deli at gunpoint.  Authorities say the men entered Maddy's deli Sunday with masks on and ordered everyone to the floor.  The men then allegedly grabbed some cash and fled on foot.

(Cornelius, OR)  --  Police in Cornelius are searching for a man accused of fleeing the scene of a car crash in his bare feet.  Police say the man crashed into the back of a 17-year-old girl's car at Northwest Susbauer and Long roads last night.  Police say the girl wasn't injured, but her dog got loose because of the crash.  Authorities say the suspect was driving with a suspended license.

(Cornelius, OR)  --  Sheriff's deputies say a gas leak forced them to evacuate more than 100 people from their homes in Cornelius.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says they evacuated between 100 and 150 residents in the area between North 4th and Davis streets and the Walmart parking lot last night.  The residents were allowed back into their homes later in the night after Northwest Natural fixed the leak.

(Portland, OR)  --  Recreational marijuana users who engage in dabbing might want to rethink their intake method.  Researchers at Portland State University say they've discovered a known carcinogen in dabbing vapor.  The scientists say they've discovered that the cancer-causing compound benzene is formed when butane hash oil is heated to very high temperatures to form the vapor that dabbers inhale.  The researchers found that heating the oil above 900 degrees Fahrenheit produced six times as much of the carcinogen as is normally present in the air we breathe.

(Portland, OR)  --  The Oregon Department of Forestry is sending resources to northern California as that state battles a fast-moving wildfire that's killed at least ten people.  The department says it's sending over a fire supervisor along with four fire engines staffed with two people each.  Hundreds of homes and businesses have been destroyed in the 100-square-mile blaze burning through wine country in Sonoma and Napa counties.

(McMinnville, OR)  --  U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be at McMinnville High School tomorrow.  School officials say DeVos requested a visit to the school to learn about its instructional practices.  The school says DeVos will drop in on several classes during her one-hour tour of the campus.

(Vancouver, WA)  --  A man is facing burglary and arson charges after allegedly setting fire to a resource center for the deaf in Vancouver.  Police arrested Justin Smith-Riggs Saturday at the Southwest Washington Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  Police say he broke into the building and lit a fire with gasoline.  Smith-Riggs allegedly told officers he did it for the adrenaline rush and that he thought the building was abandoned.

(Jefferson, OR)  --  Police are searching for a man accused of stealing another man's motorcycle at gunpoint after arranging to buy it from him.  Police say the victim met the suspect at the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge off of I-5 yesterday to sell him his Yamaha R6.  The victim tells police the suspect acted like a legitimate buyer at first but then tried to punch him before pulling out a gun and taking the bike along with the victim's wallet, cell phone, jacket and helmet.  The motorcycle is described as a grey 2014 model with Oregon plates reading M722871.

(Salmon Creek, WA)  --  One person is dead and another is injured following a wrong-way crash near Vancouver.  Police say a driver used an off-ramp to enter the northbound I-5 in Salmon Creek last night and was going the wrong way when they crashed into another car head-on.  The wrong-way driver was killed, while the other driver suffered serious injuries.

(Salem, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a man in connection to a two-car crash that killed a mother and four children in Salem.  Police arrested 27-year-old Favian Garcia on five counts of manslaughter along with DUI and reckless driving.  Police say Garcia was driving under the influence when he crashed into Lisette Medrano-Perez's car at Highway 99E and Nevada Street Northeast Sunday, killing her and her four children.  Garcia was hospitalized for minor injuries.

(Portland, OR)  --  The Oregon Zoo is saying goodbye to Thelma the sea otter.  Zoo officials say Thelma died over the weekend at the age of about 19-years-old.  Officials say Thelma had been declining in health in her old age and had to be humanely put down on Saturday.  Thelma came to the zoo in 2000 with her companion Eddie.

(Portland, OR)  --  One man is lucky to be alive after going into cardiac arrest while running the Portland Marathon.  Authorities say the man collapsed at around mile 15 yesterday near North Wayland Avenue and Willamette Boulevard.  A bystander quickly jumped in and performed CPR until an ambulance arrived.  The runner was taken to a hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

(Salem, OR)  --  Five people are dead following a crash near Salem.  Police say the five were in a car travelling on Highway 99E yesterday afternoon when they crashed into another car.  All five people in the car were killed, while the driver of the other car was hospitalized for injuries.

(Salem, OR)  --  Police say a missing Salem man is doing well after being located near Simpson Park in North Bend.  Police say an officer found Robert Tudorache yesterday afternoon in fair condition.  He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.  He'd been reported missing Saturday morning after he disappeared while making a freight delivery at the Pony Village Ross department store.

(Oregon City, OR)  --  Police in Oregon City are seeking the public's help in their search for a missing and endangered 22-year-old woman.  Police say Zhaechel Strong has been missing since Thursday night.  She was last seen in Oregon City, and police say she often uses the TriMet transportation system to travel to Northeast Portland.  Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact police.

(Gresham, OR)  --  A bicyclist is dead after being struck by a car in Gresham.  It happened yesterday afternoon near the intersection of Stark Street and 210th Avenue.  Police say witnesses saw a white SUV swerve out of control and hit another vehicle before crashing into the bicyclist, sending him crashing into a nearby fence.  The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver was taken to a hospital for injuries.

(Clackamas, OR)  --  An investigation is under way into the discovery of a body near a road in Clackamas.  Police say the body was found near Southeast Sunnyside Road and 140th Avenue yesterday.  Investigators say there doesn't appear to be any evidence of foul play.

(Portland, OR)  --  Fire officials say a gas leak forced them to evacuate a building in southeast Portland.  Fire and Rescue crews responded to the area of Southeast 55th Avenue and Foster Road on reports of a gas leak last night.  Officials took to Twitter asking people to avoid the area while they worked on shutting off the line and fixing the leak.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they arrested one person at a Patriot Prayer group rally and counter-protest near the route of the Portland Marathon yesterday.  Federal agents arrested Jay Bishop during the demonstrations at Terry Schrunk Free Speech Plaza after he allegedly brought a gun into the park.  Firearms are banned from the federally controlled park.  The Patriot Prayer group announced the last-minute rally Saturday night on Facebook, spurring the Rose City Antifa to organize a counter-protest.

(Seattle, WA)  --  Marine life officials are seeking the public's help in tracking down a young humpback whale who's gotten tangled up in some nets.  Officials with the Large Whale Entanglement Response Network say the whale has been spotted around the San Juan Islands with what appears to be a gill net tangled around it.  Anyone who sees the whale is urged to call the Entangled Whale Hotline at 877-SOS-WHALE.

(Clackamas, OR)  --  Police in Clackamas County are searching for a missing woman who suffers from dementia.  Authorities say 64-year-old Shirley Darlow was last seen yesterday around 4 p.m. near Jannsen Road and Southeast 90th.  Police say Darlow is about five feet tall and 100 pounds and was seen wearing a blue Adidas sweatshirt and jeans when she disappeared.  Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact police.

(Kalama, WA)  --  Police say they arrested a retired military man in southern Washington after he allegedly threatened to commit a Las Vegas-style shooting at Joint Base Lewis McChord.  Police arrested 35-year-old Christopher Bleavins Wednesday following a high-speed pursuit from the base to Kalama in Cowlitz County, where he crashed into another car and was forced to stop.  No serious injuries were reported.  Police say Bleavins was not armed when they arrested him and that he suffers from PTSD.  He's being held without bail on charges of assault, hit-and-run, reckless endangerment and eluding police.

(Gresham, OR)  --  The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says a gun scare that shut down a Gresham high school yesterday was the result of a hoax.  Sam Barlow High School was placed on lockdown for an hour and a half yesterday after someone called 911 saying a student had a weapon.  Sheriff's deputies searched the school and lifted the lockdown at 1 p.m.  Deputies say they're questioning one person in connection to the hoax.

(Hillsboro, OR)  --  Two people are injured after their small plane crash-landed near Hillsboro.  Authorities say 39-year-old John Gorman was receiving training from 68-year-old flight instructor Ronald Magnus yesterday afternoon when their single-engine plane crashed while Gorman was trying to land it.  Both men were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

(Battle Ground, WA)  --  A southern Washington man is behind bars for allegedly stabbing his mother in the hand.  Police arrested 19-year-old Austin Puckett in Battle Ground Wednesday after his mother called 9-1-1.  Police say Puckett was trying to stab his mom in the chest, but she blocked the blade with her hand and was able to stop him.  Puckett is charged with assault.


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