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Regional News Archives for 2014-07


Plane, Helicopter Join Search For Missing Dundee Woman


(Newberg, OR)  --  A plane and a helicopter are now involved in the search for a Dundee woman who's been missing for a week.  The aircraft have been donated to assist in the search for 38-year-old Jennifer Huston.  Huston left home last Thursday to run errands, and was seen at a gas station and a Rite Aid before she vanished.  Huston, who has blonde hair and blue eyes, was last seen driving a dark green, 1999 Lexus SUV with Oregon license WXH 011.

Highway 99 Shut Down Following Reports Of Threats


(Amity, OR)  --  Few details are being released about the shutdown of Highway 99 in Amity.  Police say the highway was closed off for several hours yesterday, due to an investigation of threats and assaults against a family living there.  Authorities say they received a report of a man approaching somebody in the family and attempting to grab them, and that the suspect was badly injured and fled.  Police say the suspect, described as a short Hispanic man with a dragon tattoo on his left forearm, got in a red or maroon SUV with a man and a white female and drove off.

Survey: Oregon Ranks 11th In Healthcare ROI


(Undated)  --  A new study ranks Oregon eleventh in the nation in health-care "Return on Investment."  WalletHub.com says Oregon's health ranking is 13th, based on metrics that range from smoking and obesity to sedentary lifestyle and diabetes.  The state's death rate is ranked 16th-lowest, based on age groups, while Oregon's health-care cost ranking is 20th, based on average individual health-insurance premiums.  The WalletHub survey ranks Washington 22nd in overall health-care Return on Investment.

Missing Yamhill County Woman Being Sought


(Dundee, OR)  --  An appeal is being made to the public for help in finding a missing Yamhill County woman.  Thirty-eight-year-old Jennifer Huston of Dundee, who's a mother of two young children, hasn't been seen or heard from since Thursday.  Police say Huston was last seen at a Circle K convenience store in Newberg, around six p.m. Thursday, driving a dark-green, 1999 Lexus LX with Oregon license plate WXH 011.  A "Find Jennifer Huston" Facebook page has been established, and a reward is being offered for information leading to her safe return.

Missing Portland Man Found Safe


(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man with diminished mental capacity who had gone missing is now home safe.  Police say 56-year-old Jim Reynolds had been at a bar at Southeast 30th Avenue and Hawthorne Saturday evening but didn't return home as scheduled.  Authorities say Reynolds suffered memory problems stemming from a motorcycle accident.  The Police Bureau reported yesterday Reynolds was located and reunited with his family.

One Dead, Two Hurt In Tillamook County Crash


(Lees Camp, OR)  --  One person is dead and at least two others are injured following a head-on collision in Tillamook County.  Oregon State Police say the two-vehicle crash happened yesterday afternoon on Highway 6, a couple of miles east of Lees Camp.  One person died at the scene, and two others were airlifted to hospitals.  The highway was closed for several hours during the investigation.

Carlton Complex Wildfire Now 52-Percent Contained


(Okanogan County, WA)  --  The Carlton Complex wildfire in Okanogan County, Washington is reported to be more than halfway contained.  Officials say a round of showers that swept through the area yesterday gave firefighters a break in their efforts to contain the huge fire.  Authorities say yesterday's rain won't snuff out the fire but has allowed crews to strengthen fire lines.  The fire is now 52-percent contained, but has burned about 400 square miles.

Cougar Sightings Prompt Closure Of Hillsboro Park


(Hillsboro, OR)  --  A Hillsboro park will likely reopen today after it was shut down yesterday due to several cougar sightings.  Officials told KGW-TV three sightings were reported within 18 hours at Rood Bridge Park.  A city of Hillsboro spokesman says the park will be opened again later today after the situation is assessed.  The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is assisting with the investigation.

Stabbing Investigated In Beaverton


(Beaverton, OR)  --  A man is in the hospital after being stabbed at his home in Beaverton.  Police say 22-year-old Antonio Ruiz was beaten and stabbed several times late last night while in the doorway of the house on Southwest Conestoga Avenue.  He was transported to a Portland hospital in critical condition.  Beaverton police haven't identified any suspects.

Marijuana Legalization Measure On November


(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon voters will decide this fall whether to legalize the use of recreational marijuana among adults age 21 and older.  The "Portland Tribune" reports the state Elections Division has confirmed the initiative has gathered enough signatures to be placed on the November 4th ballot.  Under the measure, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission would be in charge of regulating and setting tax rules for the marijuana industry.  Governor John Kitzhaber says he won't vote for the measure but believes "legalization of marijuana is inevitable in this state."

Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart Stores


(Portland, OR)  --  Stone-fruit that's sold at Trader Joe's, Costco, Kroger, and Walmart stores is being recalled.  The voluntary recall by California-based Wawona Packing Company involves peaches, nectarines, plums, and pluots.  The FDA says internal testing conducted by Wawona revealed potential Listeria contamination, though subsequent tests have turned up negative.  All recalled products were packed at warehouses between July 1st and 12th.

Missing Hiker Found, Rescuer Injured


(Portland, OR)  --  A hiker who had gotten lost near Multnomah Falls is reported to be safe, but a member of the rescue team involved in the search is being hospitalized.  The hiker called 9-1-1 late last night and reported being lost.  He was located early this morning.  Authorities say the Multnomah County rescue team member had a medical emergency during the search and has been taken to a Portland hospital.

Former Governor Atiyeh Dead At 91


(Portland, OR)  --  Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh is dead at age 91.  A family spokesperson says Atiyeh died around 8:15 last night at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland after suffering from complications of renal failure.  Atiyeh, who was a Republican, served as governor from 1979 to 1987 and steered Oregon through a severe recession in the early 1980s.  Current Governor John Kitzhaber says Atiyeh was a "mentor and a friend." 

Body Found In Columbia River


(Woodland, OR)  --  Cowlitz County sheriff's deputies are investigating after a body was found on the banks of the Columbia River.  Authorities say a fisherman reported seeing the body around 12:30 yesterday afternoon near Woodland.  Deputies say the body appears to have been in the water for several weeks, and the age and gender of the body are not yet known.

Boy Injured In Skateboarding Accident


(Estacada, OR)  --  A 12-year-old boy is being hospitalized after a skateboarding accident at Milo McIver State Park in Estacada.  Oregon State Police say the boy crashed as he was heading downhill on the park's entrance road Saturday.  Police say the boy was not wearing a helmet, even though Oregon law requires kids age 15 and under to wear them while skateboarding or riding other wheeled vehicles.  The boy is said to be improving and may be released from the hospital later this week.

Wildfires Continue In Central Washington


(Alta Lake, WA)  --  Officials say one person is confirmed dead and at least 150 homes have been destroyed as the Carlton Complex of wildfires in Central Washington continues to advance.  But there's optimism that rain forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday will help slow the encroachment of the fires, which have scorched more than 238-thousand acres.  Authorities say 67-year-old Rob Koczewski, a retired Washington State Patrol trooper, suffered a fatal heart attack while trying to save his home in Okanogan County.  The Chiwaukum Creek fire is located northwest of Leavenworth, where firefighters are attempting to keep it from advancing east over Highway 2.

Portland Man Drowns During Fishing Trip


(Troutdale, OR)  --  Officials say a Portland man who drowned during a fishing trip in Troutdale wasn't wearing a life jacket.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says 52-year-old Birtha Subba was fishing with his brother-in-law along the banks of the Sandy River at Dabney State Park yesterday.  Deputies say Subba fell into the water and was swept upstream.  Subba was pulled from the river by a passerby, but efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

Accused 'Serial Peeper' Arrested


(Gresham, OR)  --  A man accused of peeping into a number of homes in Gresham is facing charges.  Police say 31-year-old Nicholas Ellis was arrested Wednesday after he was allegedly caught peering into a woman's bedroom early that morning.  Ellis is charged with invasion of privacy, criminal trespassing, and violating probation.  Police believe Ellis committed similar crimes recently.

Terri Horman Files For Legal Name Change


(Portland, OR)  --  Terri Horman is seeking to have her name legally changed.  The stepmother of Kyron Horman filed a petition last month in Douglas County to change her name to Claire Stella Sullivan.  Terri Horman has been the subject of an investigation of the disappearance of Kyron, who vanished from Skyline School in June 2010.  The boy was seven-years-old at the time.

Chiwaukum Creek Fire Grows To 6600 Acres


(Leavenworth, WA)  --  Authorities say the Chiwaukum Creek fire in Chelan County, Washington has scorched about 66-hundred acres.  Nearly 900 homes in the region are under a Level Three evacuation order, as low humidity and high winds continue to fuel the fire.  State officials say air quality has deteriorated to "unhealthy" in Leavenworth and Wenatchee because of heavy smoke and ash.  U.S. Highway 2 remains closed between Leavenworth and Coles Corner, and the plume of smoke rising from the area can be seen as far away as Tacoma and Seattle.  
 

Yamhill County Crash Kills One


(Amity, OR)  --  Oregon State Police are investigating a crash that killed a woman in Yamhill County.  The crash happened around 10:20 yesterday morning on Oregon 153 east of Amity.  Troopers say 19-year-old Ariel Dawn Dumler died after the car she was in traveled off the roadway and slammed into a tree.  The crash remains under investigation.
 

Fire Damages Wood Products Plant In Springfield


(Springfield, OR)  --  A wood-products plant in Springfield is heavily damaged following a fire that prompted an evacuation within a one-mile radius.  The fire was reported around 4:40 p.m. yesterday at the Swanson Group Manufacturing Plywood and Veneer facility on South F Street.  Witnesses reported hearing a loud explosion before the blaze started.  Residents of Creswell, about ten miles away, reported seeing smoke from the fire.

Portland Man Dies In Leap From Thousand-foot Tower


(Silverton, OR)  --  Marion County authorities say a Portland man died after attempting a BASE jump from a one-thousand-foot tower near Silverton.  Sheriff's deputies say it appears something went wrong with Zachary Sommer's parachute as he leaped from the communications tower in a remote area early yesterday morning.  The tower is on private property, but the sheriff's office isn't revealing the location.

Kitzhaber Declares State Of Emergency For Wildfires


(Salem, OR)  --  A state of emergency is in effect across Oregon due to wildfire activity.  Governor John Kitzhaber issued the declaration, which allows resources to be mobilized as needed, including the Oregon National Guard, to assist with firefighting efforts.  The governor says dry conditions across Oregon have increased the day-to-day probability of new wildfires starting.  The Guard is authorized to deploy firefighting assets as necessary throughout the fire season, based on threat and resource shortages.

Sheriff's Office Employee Accused Of Sexual Misconduct


(Hillsboro, OR)  --  A Washington County Sheriff's Office employee is in trouble with the law.  Authorities say Jill Curry is accused of engaging in criminal activity earlier this month, related to her official duties while working in the Washington County Jail.  Curry is on administrative leave, pending the investigation.  She's charged with multiple counts of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct and first-degree official misconduct.

Man Wanted For Portland Rape, Kidnapping Arrested In PA


(Portland, OR)  --  A man accused of kidnapping a woman and sexually assaulting her before leaving her in a Portland street is behind bars.  Authorities say DNA evidence led to the arrest in Pennsylvania of Jason Denby.  Police say Denby tied the victim up in his van, assaulted her, then pushed her out into the area of Northeast 66th and Glisan in September of last year.  Officials say it will take several weeks before Denby is brought back to Oregon to be booked.

Six-Year-Old Rescued From Bottom Of Pool


(Happy Valley, OR)  --  A six-year-old girl is recovering after being rescued from the bottom of a swimming pool in Happy Valley.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says the child was pulled from the pool by a Good Samaritan at the Greenleaf Monterey Apartments on Southeast Causey Avenue yesterday evening.  Teala Galvez then administered CPR and tended to the girl until paramedics arrived.  The child is listed in good condition.

Report: Kasem's Body Still At WA Mortuary


(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The body of radio legend Casey Kasem is reported to be at a mortuary in Tacoma, Washington, more than a month after his death at age 82.  TheWrap.com quotes a representative of Kasem's daughter, Kerri, as saying the body hasn't been claimed, even though Kasem's widow, Jean, has the rights to the remains.  Kasem died on June 15th at St. Anthony's Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington, following a long-running battle between his wife and his children from a previous marriage, regarding his health care.  The rep, Danny Deraney, says the entire family is aware of Kasem's wishes to be buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Case Dropped Against Man Accused In Stabbing


(Portland, OR)  --  A grand jury won't be indicting a man accused of stabbing three people at a Fourth of July party on Government Island.  The assault case against Brandon Richard Cullen has been dropped after the grand jury issued a "no-true bill," meaning the panel decided there was insufficient evidence to issue an indictment.  The men who were stabbed during a fight at the party suffered multiple wounds, but Cullen told authorities he acted in self-defense.  One of the men required surgery on his colon.   
 

Grigsby Sentenced To Life For NW Killing Spree


(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland woman involved in a killing spree that extended over three states will spend the rest of her life in prison without chance of parole.  A federal judge handed down the sentence to Holly Grigsby, who committed the crimes with her boyfriend, "Joey" Pedersen, in Washington, Oregon, and California in 2011.  The victims included Pedersen's father and stepmother in Everett, Washington; an Oregon teenager; and a California man.  Pedersen is serving life without parole after pleading guilty earlier this year to charges related to the killings.
 

Police: Woman Passed Out While Children Wandered Outside


(Sherwood, OR)  --  Sherwood police say they've arrested a woman whose young kids were wandering outside in the heat while she was passed out on her couch.  Police were dispatched to a home in the area of Southwest 1st and Oak in Sherwood Monday night, following a report of two children in diapers wandering near the street.  Officers woke up 34-year-old Mary Hilliker and she told them she had been drinking.  The children have been placed in the custody of the Department of Social Services.

Man, Woman Plead Not Guilty In Death Of Newborn


(Portland, OR)  --  A man and a woman charged in the death of their newborn daughter are awaiting trial after pleading not guilty.  Thirty-four-year-old Jamie Mangus and 29-year-old Sarah Mangus are charged with murder in the death of the newborn, Krystal Mangus.  The Oregon State Medical Examiner's office determined the causes of death as methamphetamine intoxication and neonatal pneumonia.  Police say the baby died after being born on April 12th at an apartment on North Newman Avenue in Portland.

Teenage Girl Killed In Crash Near Salem


(Salem, OR)  --  A 17-year-old girl who died following a crash near Salem is identified as a Silverton resident.  Sheriff's deputies say Brittany Perry died after arriving at a Salem hospital.  Authorities say her passenger was seriously injured.  Deputies say Perry's car crashed into a tree early Sunday morning on Hazelgreen Road, about five miles east of Salem.

Oregon, Washington Among Least 'Energy Expensive' States


A new report that ranks energy costs state by state shows Washington and Oregon are among the least "energy-expensive" states in the nation.  The WalletHub.com report has Washington as the second-least expensive, with a total monthly energy cost averaging 302 dollars, which includes electricity, fuel, and natural gas.  Oregon is ranked 14th, with an average monthly energy cost of 328 dollars.  Colorado is listed as the least "energy-expensive" state, while Hawaii is ranked most expensive.

Man Killed In NE Portland Motorcycle Crash


(Portland, OR)  --  A man is dead after his motorcycle crashed into a utility pole in Northeast Portland.  Police say the 54-year-old man was riding along Northeast Cornfoot Road near Alderwood Road around five o'clock yesterday afternoon when the motorcycle left the roadway and slammed into the pole.  The man's name hasn't been released.

Body Of Missing Rafter Recovered In Klickitat River


(Klickitat County, WA)  --  An autopsy will be conducted on a Kirkland, Washington man whose body was recovered from the Klickitat River.  KPTV reports that 23-year-old Christopher Dube had been missing since July 5th, when he was rafting along the river.  He was seen going over the falls, and his body was recovered between Fisher Hill Falls and the Columbia River.  The Klickitat County Sheriff's Office confirmed Dube's identity yesterday.

Mills Canyon Fire 25-percent Contained


(Entiat, WA)  --  Officials say the Mills Canyon wildfire in Chelan County is now 25-percent contained.  The fire covers about 22-thousand acres and several dozen homes have been evacuated.  Another 500 households are being told to prepare to leave if necessary.  More than 700 firefighters are involved in battling the wildfire, which is located near the community of Entiat

Police: Motorcyclist Wore Novelty Helmet During Deadly Crash


(Washington County, OR)  --  Sheriff's deputies say a motorcyclist who was killed in a crash in Washington County was wearing a novelty helmet at the time.  Authorities say Andrew Barns of Bethany died when he crashed into a car that pulled out in front of him at 185th and Farmington Road around seven p.m. Saturday.  The driver of the car cooperated with the investigation.  There's no word on whether the helmet contributed to Barns's death.  

Washington Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill Hitchhiker


(Curry County, OR)  --  A man is in custody after being accused of threatening to kill a hitchhiker he picked up in Oregon.  Oregon State Police say the 56-year-old man, who's a resident of Lynnwood, Washington, was driving with his Canadian passenger on Highway 101 along the Oregon Coast Saturday when he pulled over and threatened to slash the hitchhiker's throat.  Troopers say the driver slashed at the passenger and forced him out of the car, then drove on.  Authorities say the man was found at a home near Brookings after his car was spotted and the hitchhiker's belongings were seen inside the vehicle.

Woman Accused Of Shoving, Spitting On TriMet Bus Drivers


(Portland, OR)  --  A woman who's accused of poking, shoving, and spitting on TriMet bus drivers is in custody.  Thirty-year-old Eucharia Michelle Nwerem is scheduled to be arraigned today on multiple charges, including third-degree assault.  Portland police say Nwerem allegedly shoved a driver operating a northbound bus yesterday on Southeast 82nd Avenue, and reportedly poked a relief driver in the face and pushed him.  Police say Nwerem resisted arrest and assaulted officers before she was taken into custody.

Missing Keizer Man Found Dead


(Keizer, OR)  --  An autopsy will be conducted on the body of a Keizer man who had gone missing.  Authorities say 54-year-old Robert Allen Knupp was found dead in a field in rural Marion County yesterday.  Knupp was reported missing June 8th after his car was found at a rest area off I-5 south of Salem.  There's been no word on how long it had been since Knupp died.  

Search Continues For Missing Hiker


(Portland, OR)  --  The search is ongoing for a hiker who's gotten lost above Horsetail Falls.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says volunteer search organizations will join with deputies this morning in the effort to locate 33-year-old Jessica Wheeler of Wasco.  Wheeler was reported lost around 6:40 yesterday evening.  She set out on her hiking trip Monday with her dog.  Crews are reported to be heading toward Nesmith Point this morning.
 

Portland Teen Missing, Considered Endangered


(Portland, OR)  --  A 14-year-old Portland boy is reported missing and considered endangered.  Police say Joshua Murphy may appear to be sick and confused, and should not be approached if he's spotted.  Murphy is described as white, five-feet-seven, weighing 130 pounds, last seen wearing a dark green shirt, khaki cargo shorts, and black sneakers.  Anyone who sees Joshua Murphy is asked to call 503-823-0400.

Man Accused Of Kicking Police Horse


(Portland, OR)  --  A 29-year-old man is facing charges after he allegedly kicked a Portland police horse.  Authorities say mounted patrol officers were in on Northwest Sixth Avenue in Old Town yesterday morning when the man yelled out a "karate-like battle cry" and landed a double kick on the horse's leg.  The horse wasn't injured.  "The Oregonian" reports Joseph Cruz is charged with interfering with a law enforcement animal.

Report: Obamacare Gets More Oregonians, Washingtonians Covered


A new report indicates that the Affordable Care Act is getting more Oregon and Washington residents covered with health insurance.  The report from WalletHub.com shows that Oregon's rate of uninsured residents fell from nearly 17 percent pre-Obamacare to about six-and-a-third percent post Obamacare.  Washington's rate of uninsured residents fell from 16 percent to about eight-and-a-quarter percent.  Oregon has the fifth-lowest rate of uninsured residents in the nation, and Washington has the ninth-lowest.
 

Search For Missing Clark County Teen Continues


(Camas, WA)  --  The search continues in Clark County for a missing 17-year-old from Camas.  Sheriff's deputies say Angelic "Anji" Tracy Dean walked out of her home on the night of June 23rd and hasn't been seen since.  Authorities say before Dean vanished, she left a message in her journal that said "If you're reading this, I'm either missing or dead."  Police are looking for a black male, 25 to 35-years-old with a goatee, who dropped Dean off at her home the afternoon of June 23.

Teen Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Abuse Charges


(Hillsboro, OR)  --  A 17-year-old from Beaverton is being tried as an adult in a child sex-abuse case.  Mitchell Kelly, who's accused of sexually abusing two six-year-old girls last month, has pleaded not guilty.  The crimes allegedly took place at the Sunset Athletic Club, where Kelly was a swim instructor.  Trial is set to begin on August 26th.

Memorial Held For Teen Who Drowned In Marion County


(Salem, OR)  --  Family and friends are remembering a 14-year-old Salem boy who drowned earlier this week at a Marion County recreation area.  A memorial was held yesterday to honor Sean Kaleopa, who was a student at Houck Middle School.  Kaleopa was swimming at Three Pools Recreational Area Monday when he went under and didn't come back up.

Boy Shot In Southeast Portland


(Portland, OR)  --  A five-year-old boy is being treated for a gunshot wound following what police are calling a gang-related crime.  Authorities say the boy was wounded shortly before nine o'clock last night in the 12-thousand-500 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard.  The child's injuries are not considered life-threatening.  Police say multiple shots were fired and the boy was not an intended target.

Police Still Looking For Bus Flasher


(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police are looking for a man who exposed himself on a TriMet bus.  The police bureau has released photos of the man who reportedly exposed himself to at least two people on the bus Monday morning.  He's described as white, about 40-years old, six-feet-one with a thin build.

Man Accused Of Killing Cat, Trashing Home


(Gresham, OR)  --  A Gresham man is behind bars after being accused of going on a violent rampage through his mother's home and killing her cat.  Police say 27-year-old Jonathan Wagner had recently been asked by his mother to move out of the house, and allegedly "demolished and trashed" the Northeast 18th Street home Monday.  Authorities say the cat was found dead after its throat was cut.  Wagner is facing charges of criminal mischief and aggravated animal abuse. 

Man Accused In Triple Stabbing


(Government Island, OR)  --  A man accused of stabbing three people during a wild party on Government Island is awaiting a court appearance.  Brandon Cullen of Wilsonville is accused of the stabbings, which happened around 1:45 Saturday morning.  Police say about one-thousand people attended the party, which was thrown by 360 Drinks, a website that provides information on the bar scene in the Portland-Vancouver metro area.  One of the victims was seriously injured and the other two are reported to be in stable condition.

Legal Marijuana Sales To Start Tomorrow In WA


(Olympia, WA)  --  The first legal sales of recreational marijuana in Washington are set to begin tomorrow after the state issues the first wave of retail licenses today.  The "Seattle Times" reports growers and processors are racing to have their product packaged and ready to be sold.  After the state Liquor Control Board notifies the first newly-licensed retailers by email, the retail outlets will be entered into the computer system that will track the entire process from seedlings to consumer sales.  Pot supply is expected to be limited initially, as many licensed growers haven't yet harvested their crops.

Fireworks Said To Be Cause Of Two Portland-area Fires


(Portland, OR)  --  Officials say fireworks are to blame for two holiday-weekend fires that heavily damaged homes in the Portland metro area.  The first fire was reported Friday night at a home on Southeast Alder, where an aerial firework had landed on a porch awning.  Another home was destroyed around 2:45 Saturday morning in Hazel Dell, where officials say a bark dust fire that was caused by fireworks spread to the home.  No injuries were reported in either fire.

No Arrests Following Deadly Shooting Outside Strip Club


(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police are still looking for a suspect following a shooting that killed one and wounded four outside a strip club.  The shooting happened around 3:14 a.m. Saturday outside Soobie's Bar & Grill Strip Club on Southeast 122nd Avenue.  Police say 26-year-old Hahrahcio Roy Branch died at a hospital following the shooting.  Three men and a woman were wounded and are expected to recover. 

Suspect Killed In Officer-involved Shooting


(Molalla, OR)  --  A man is dead following an early-morning shooting involving a Clackamas County sheriff's deputy.  Authorities say 36-year-old Shane Griffin was a suspect in a domestic violence case that was reported around 1:45 this morning near Molalla.  Officials say at least one deputy among those who arrived at the home on South Highway 213 fired shots at Griffin, who was armed.  No other details on the confrontation have been released.

Teen Killed In Highway 30 Crash


(Rainier, OR)  --  A 16-year-old girl is dead following a rollover crash near Rainier.  Police say Seeaira Hicks was driving a car along Highway 30 early yesterday morning when the vehicle left the roadway and overturned several times.  Hicks died at the scene.  A 16-year-old boy who was a passenger in the vehicle suffered minor injuries, and is being treated at a Longview hospital.

Reward Offered For Deadly Drive-By


(Portland, OR)  --  A reward is being offered for information about Monday's deadly drive-by shooting in North Portland.  Authorities say CrimeStoppers is offering up to one-thousand-dollars for information that leads to an arrest.  Andrews Coggins died on the scene in the 49-hundred-block of North Fessenden Street around 2:45 in the afternoon.  
 

Police Say Shooter Has Long Criminal Background


(Vancouver, WA)  --  New information is being released about one of the men accused in the shooting of a Vancouver police officer.  Authorities say James Sapp is a white supremacist with a long history as a criminal.  Sapp's been convicted of six felonies and is accused of choking a 12-year-old child four-years-ago.  Vancouver police say 32-year-old officer Dustin Goudschaal is in satisfactory and stable condition.

Drunken Driving Crack Down This Holiday


(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police will crack down on drunken driving this July 4th weekend.  Additional officers will be on patrol around the city looking for drivers who are under the influence.  Police want to remind drivers that getting behind the wheel when "buzzed" is also considered drunk driving.

Knight Building Private Hangar In Hillsboro


(Hillsboro, OR)  --  Nike co-founder Phil Knight is getting a new hangar at Hillsboro Airport for his private jet.  The eight-million-dollar hangar is being built for Knight's Gulfstream G-650.  Knight recently signed a 30-year lease for the property from the Port of Portland.

Portland 14th-Most Patriotic City In America?


(Portland, OR)  --  Portland is being called one of the most patriotic places in America.  That's according to the number of American flags sold this year through Amazon-dot-com.  Portland ranks 14th-best this year for sales of Old Glory while Virginia Beach, Virginia and Miami, Florida hold the top spots respectively.
 

Vigil Held For Vancouver Police Officer


(Vancouver, WA)  --  People in Vancouver are showing their support for the police officer shot Monday in the line of duty.  Concerned citizens gathered at last night's vigil for motorcycle officer Dustin Goudschaal outside PeaceHealth Medical Center.  The officer's condition at last word was satisfactory and stable.  Two suspects are in custody.    
 

Man Gets Life Sentence For Killing His Mom, Nephew


(Lake Oswego, OR)  --  A man found guilty of killing his mother and nephew in Lake Oswego will spend the rest of his life behind bars.  Adrien Wallace was convicted for the aggravated murders of 71-year-old Susan Wallace and 16-year-old Nicholas Juarez.  It took jurors 12-minutes to reject the killer's insanity defense and find him guilty.

Workers Keeping Cool In Portland Heat


(Portland, OR)  --  Construction workers around Portland are taking extra precautions when dealing with the extreme summer heat.  Yesterday's temperatures of more than 90-degrees are considered are unusually high in Portland.  Workers say they're drinking more water, are taking frequent breaks and are trying to keep shaded.  Patrols along the Willamette River are warning folks not to jump in to cool down as water levels are high and currents are very strong.

Traffic Agency's Pot Message


(Portland, OR)  --  Get high and get a D-U-I.  That's the message being sent by traffic safety officials in Washington before sales of recreational marijuana begins next week.  The agency is reinforcing the message with three new T-V ads produced by officials in another state with legalized pot: Colorado.

Oil Protester Arrested


(Portland, OR)  --  A woman protesting oil trains is under arrest in Portland.  Authorities say Irene Milsom was arrested yesterday after she attached herself to a barrel of concrete situated on the railroad tracks at the Portland oil terminal.  She was part of a group protesting what they call "big oil."

Missing AZ Teen Sought


(Beaverton, OR)  --  Beaverton police are keeping a watch for a runaway teen from Arizona.  Authorities say 13-year-old Marie Garnett was visiting a local friend when she texted her father in Arizona to say she'd run away.  Police think Garnett may have boarded a Greyhound bus to southern Oregon.  She's described as white, four-foot-eleven and 100-pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.    
 

Motorcycle Officer Critical After Shooting


(Vancouver, WA)  --  A Vancouver motorcycle officer is in critical condition following a traffic stop shooting.  The police officer was shot multiple times.  KATU-TV says two suspects were caught yesterday after a brief chase near Northeast 162nd Avenue and 34th Street.

Witness Says Victim Started Fight


(Milwaukie, OR)  --  New details are emerging in that case of a severe beating in Milwaukie.  A unidentified man tells KGW-TV he was riding in a vehicle when 59-year-old Joseph Harvey confronted the driver, Timothy Sullivan.  Harvey told police one of the men in the car assaulted him when he asked the man to slow down.  Police have charged Sullivan with second-degree assault.

Skateboarder Dead


(Hockinson, WA)  --  A teen skateboarder from Clark County, Washington is dead after a collision with a truck.  Sheriff's officials say the 16-year-old died at the scene late Sunday near Hockinson.  The driver of the truck and a passenger were being treated for unknown injuries.  Investigators say the lack of street lights may have been a factor.

Animal Encounters Escalating


(Portland, OR)  --  Encounters between people and wild animals around Portland is higher this time of year.  Oregon wildlife officials say animals such as bears and cougars come to populated areas to hunt for food.  Officials say people should call 9-1-1 immediately if they spot a wild animal in their neighborhood.

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