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(Beaverton, OR)  --  Two people are injured following a multiple-vehicle crash in Beaverton.  Police say the crash happened yesterday afternoon at Walker Road and 173rd.  It's not yet clear what led to the crash.
 



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Two people are facing charges following an alleged drug-fueled car chase that ended in a crash in Vancouver, Washington.  Police say the pursuit started last night in Cowlitz County after deputies tried to pull the woman over.  The woman allegedly took off down I-5 into Clark County and then crashed after trying to drive the wrong way on SR-14.  Both the woman and a passenger had open warrants out for their arrests.  Police say the woman told deputies that she had used meth before getting behind the wheel.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Immigration and Customs Enforcement is temporarily shutting down its Portland office following nearly a week of protests there.  ICE announced earlier this week that operations at the Portland office have been "temporarily halted due to security concerns."  Protests continued at the office for a fifth straight day.  A Direct Action Alliance organizer says some 50 people camped out at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building are expressing their displeasure with President Trump's immigration policies.



(Portland, OR)  --  Oregon is among nearly a dozen states planning to sue the Trump administration over the separation of children from their parents at the Mexican border.  The lawsuit is being led by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who announced the suit yesterday in a news conference in front of the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac.  Ferguson says the lawsuit will allege that the Trump administration is violating the constitutional due-process rights of families by separating them as a matter of course.  The lawsuit will also challenge the constitutionality of Trump's new executive order meant to halt the separation policy.  Ferguson says the order is riddled with so many caveats, it essentially makes it meaningless.  Other states joining in on the lawsuit include California, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota.



(Salem, OR)  --  An Oregon DMV worker is involved in an immigration controversy.  "The Oregonian" reports that the Department of Motor Vehicles is being flooded by thousands of demands that it fire Lori McAllen over a Facebook post.  She was placed on leave yesterday after allegedly posting a remark that migrants should be shot at the U.S.-Mexico border.  McAllen's Facebook page has since been deleted, but screenshots show the comment, which the Department of Transportation calls "offensive and abhorrent."  The agency is investigating the matter.



(Portland, OR)  --  A 14-year-old junior camp counselor is dead after drowning in a pond in Marion County.  Police say Naomi Rudolph of Keizer drown Wednesday evening after going for a swim in the pond at Canyonview Camp in Silverton.  Crews pulled her body from the water later Wednesday night.  Police say Rudolph called for help before going under but that lifeguards were unable to get to her in time.



(Portland, OR)  --  A three-year-old boy is hospitalized with traumatic injuries after falling from a window in Hillsboro.  Police say the child fell from a second-story window at a home on 209th Avenue yesterday afternoon.  A neighbor reportedly heard the child fall and rushed to his aid.  It's not yet clear who was caring for the child when he fell.  Police are reminding parents to never leave windows open around an unattended child or pet.



(Portland, OR)  --  DNA evidence is being tossed against the suspect in the death of a Portland woman attending school at the University of Texas.  The judge ruled yesterday the Department of Public Safety used an improper technique to determine the DNA may have belonged to Meechaiel Criner [[ mih-KYLE CRY-nur ]].  The homeless teen is accused of killing Haruka Weiser [[ ha-ROO-kah WY-sur ]] on UT's Austin campus in 2016.  She had just left UT's drama building to head home.  Criner is expected to go to trial next month.



(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon may be losing its unique state tax refund law.  Bend Republican state Senator Tim Knopp told KBND News that he expects the kicker rebate to be scaled back or eliminated altogether.  He says there will be discussions in the fall on finding new revenue as the state faces a possible billion-dollar shortfall, and the kicker is one of the items on the table.  The rebate is triggered when tax revenues for a two-year budget cycle are more than two-percent above what was forecast.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for two men accused of breaking into a home in rural Sublimity and then tying up the residents before robbing them.  Police say it happened Monday afternoon at a home on Coon Hollow Road Southeast.  Police say no injuries were reported.  The suspects are believed to have left the scene in a late '80s or early '90s Honda Accord or Civic.



(Portland, OR)  --  The city of Portland is considering a ban on plastic straws.  City Council members voted yesterday to consider such a ban.  The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is tasked with developing a plan to reduce disposable non-recyclable plastics.  The bureau will present its completed plan to City Council this fall.



(Eugene, OR)  --  A Corvallis man is accused of making threatening Twitter posts against Oregon State University.  Authorities say 22-year-old Christopher Strahan allegedly tweeted that he was training for "shooting up OSU."  The former OSU student has been charged with making threatening communications following the February messages.  Oregon State Police report that Strahan was investigated a year earlier for similar threats.  He was convicted of disorderly conduct, spent 20 days in jail and was committed to the state hospital for up to six months.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is hospitalized after setting themselves on fire near the Multnomah County Courthouse downtown.  KATU reports Peter Stratacos and John Anderson were in the area yesterday afternoon when they heard shouting in the square and saw a fire.  The two reportedly rushed over and poured water over the individual to extinguish the flame.  Fire officials say the victim is homeless and transgender and that the self-immolation was an act of protest.



(Gresham, OR)  --  Two Gresham police officers are escaping charges after shooting and killing a man who came at them with a hatchet.  "OregonLive" reports that a grand jury has found that the force used by officers Joshua Price and Brendon Hayes last month was justified.  Police say Dmitri Bullard charged the cops with a hatchet in hand and was gunned down from about 20 feet away.



(Portland, OR)  --  No injuries are being reported following a house fire in North Portland.  Firefighters responded to the home on North Crawford Street at around 6:30 Monday night.  An investigation is ongoing into what caused the blaze.



(Portland, OR)  --  A convicted serial burglar is back behind bars after allegedly breaking into a pizza joint in northeast Portland.  Authorities say 63-year-old Melvin Tillman appeared in court Tuesday in connection to the break-in and burglary at Pizza Schmizza Pub and Grub on Northeast Broadway.  Police say Tillman was on release pending trial for a separate series of break-ins in northwest Portland in April when he broke into the pizza place and stole an empty cash register.



(Portland, OR)  --  There's one more mountain goat at the Oregon Zoo.  A baby goat was born Friday just a month after a different mama goat produced another one.  The births are reportedly the first new kids on the block in 15 years at the zoo in Portland.  The goat's caregivers say they'll give it a name after they've spent some time with it and learned whether it's a male or a female.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  City Council members in Vancouver, Washington have just under a week to respond to a tolling proposal from the Oregon Department of Transportation.  The Columbian reports ODOT submitted the proposal to Vancouver City Council late Monday night.  ODOT wants to enact a toll on I-5 between Going Street and Multnomah Boulevard as well as on the Abernathy Bridge and on both directions of I-205 between Highway 99 and Stafford Road.  ODOT also wants to eventually add tolls to all lanes of I-5 and I-205 from south of Marine Drive to the highways' intersection.



(Salem, OR)  --  A proposal to ban taxes on all food items in Oregon is set to appear on the November ballot.  "OregonLive" reports that grocery companies spent more than two-million dollars to get enough signatures for the proposal to land on the ballot.  Supporters turned in more than enough Monday, well ahead of the July 6th deadline for doing so.



(Portland, OR)  --  No injuries are reported after a driver crashed their car into a cafe in Washington County.  It happened yesterday afternoon at Biscuits Cafe off Northwest Bethany Road.  Police say the 69-year-old driver accidentally stepped down on the accelerator instead of the brake pedal, sending the car crashing into the building.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is underway into the death of an inmate at the Multnomah County Detention Center.  Jail officials say the inmate began experiencing a medical emergency just before midnight last night.  Staff and first responders tried to help, but the inmate was pronounced dead at the scene.



Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man whose body was found on a high school running track in Southeast Portland.  Police say 30-year-old Barak Rosen was found shot to death early Sunday morning on the track at Grant High School's temporary Marshall campus on Southeast 91st Avenue.  Investigators say he died of multiple gunshot wounds.  Police are calling the death "suspicious" and say they're still searching for a suspect.  KATU reports Rosen had just recently relocated to Portland from California to start a new job.



(Sheridan, OR)  --  Senator Ron Wyden is blasting the detention of asylum seekers in a Sheridan federal prison.  "OregonLive" reports that Wyden and a group of immigration lawyers say the 123 people have been locked up there since last month.  Wyden visited the facility over the weekend, wasn't allowed to meet with detainees and said the system there is "sloppy at best."



(Portland, OR)  --  A homeless man is facing hate crime charges after allegedly assaulting a man after the Pride Parade in Northwest Portland.  Police arrested 25-year-old Justin Watling for the incident Sunday night near Northwest 21st Avenue and Everett Street.  Police say Watling punched a man there and also attempted to strangle him.  The victim tells Fox-12 Oregon that he doesn't identify as gay or bisexual but had been celebrating with others after attending the Pride Parade earlier that day.  Watling was arrested on charges of harassment, disorderly conduct, fourth-degree assault, attempted strangulation and second-degree intimidation.





(Portland, OR)  --  Senator Jeff Merkley is calling for the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.  The call comes after Nielsen defended the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their immigrant and asylum-seeking parents at the Mexican border.  Merkley appeared on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" yesterday and accused Nielsen of telling "a lot of whoppers" at a White House press briefing in which she defended the policy.  Merkley added that Nielsen should "absolutely, 100-percent" step down, adding, "We need somebody there with integrity."



(Portland, OR)  --  Two people are injured following a crash involving a stolen car.  Police say the driver of a stolen white SUV was speeding yesterday when they crashed into a wooden pole at Southeast Clinton Street and 119th Avenue.  The impact caused the pole to fall onto two pedestrians, who were both hospitalized for minor injuries.  Police say the driver fled the scene and they're still trying to track them down.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland Police say they've arrested a man following a nearly two-hour-long standoff at an apartment in Southeast Portland.  Police responded to the Barden Apartments on Southeast Stark Street last night on reports that a wanted suspect was there.  Police were able to detain the suspect and take him into custody just before midnight.



(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon's Republican candidate for governor is trying to rally some support from the LGBTQ community.  It's a daring stance for Bend's Knute Buehler, as most in the GOP are opposed to gay rights, and incumbent Governor Kate Brown is openly bisexual.  "The Oregonian" reports that Buehler was courting support at Portland's Pride Parade over the weekend.  Both Buehler and Brown claim to be longtime supporters of the gay community.



(Portland, OR)  --  Four people are injured following a crash on northbound I-5 near the Terwilliger exit.  Police say four people were hospitalized following the multi-car crash last night near the I-405 south interchange.  An investigation is ongoing into what caused the crash.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is under way into the shooting death of a man whose body was found on a high school running track in Southeast Portland.  Police say the man was found shot to death early Sunday morning on the track at Grant High School's temporary Marshall campus on Southeast 91st Avenue.  Police are calling the death "suspicious" and say they're still searching for a suspect.



(Brownsville, TX)  --  Senator Jeff Merkley is speaking out against the Trump administration policy of separating asylum-seeking parents from their children.  After touring an immigration detention facility in Texas, the Oregon Democrat said it's "completely unacceptable" to inflict trauma on children to send a message to adults.  He also said hurting kids for political leverage is "evil."  The Trump administration has adopted a policy of "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.  However, Merkley called it a policy of "zero humanity."  Merkley was joined by other lawmakers like Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen and Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.



(Portland, OR)  --  Hundreds of Portlanders are protesting the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their illegal immigrant and asylum-seeking parents.  Hundreds of demonstrators gathered for a protest and march yesterday afternoon outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Southwest Portland.  Organizers called the demonstration a "Father's Day March on ICE."  Advocate groups are planning a vigil tonight for the more than 100 ICE detainees being held at a detention center in Sheridan.  The vigil is set for 5:30 at the nearby Sheridan fishing pond.



(Portland, OR)  --  One woman is hospitalized after crashing into a horse in Washington County.  Police say the woman was driving on Farmington Road near the Rood Bridge Road intersection Saturday night when the horse ran into the roadway.  The horse was pronounced dead at the scene.  First responders say they had to cut the woman out of her car.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a shooting at Peninsula Park in North Portland.  Police responded to the park Saturday afternoon on reports of shots fired.  Witnesses tell police they heard gunfire near the park's basketball courts and then saw a man run through the park with a gun.  Police say they didn't find any victims and are still searching for the gunman.



(Seattle, WA)  --  A Puget Sound southern resident orca is missing and presumed dead.  The Center for Whale Research says the 23-year-old male orca named L-92 has been missing for about a month.  The organization says the loss of the whale brings the southern resident orca population down to just 75.  The entire Puget Sound orca population is currently sitting at a 30-year low.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police are searching for a missing man from Vancouver, Washington.  Police say 46-year-old Scott Smith was last seen leaving his home in a green Ford Ranger pickup truck yesterday.  Investigators believe he could be in the Chelatchie Mountain area of Cougar, Washington.  He's believed to be wearing a gray dress shirt with a blue jacket and blue jeans.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into threatening phone calls that forced a Molalla school into lockdown yesterday.  Police say Molalla High School went into lockdown after staff there received several threatening phone calls.  Police searched the campus and didn't find anything they deemed suspicious.  Police are still trying to track down the caller.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  A Beaverton day care worker is accused of sexually abusing two young children.  Police arrested 69-year-old John Gilbreath yesterday on one count of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration as well as two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sex abuse.  Police say he abused two children under the age of four at Partridge House Day Care, which he and his wife run out of a house on Southwest Partridge Loop.  Police are asking anyone with information on him to contact authorities.



(Grangeville, ID)  --  Authorities say they've recovered the body of a missing Oregon hunter in Idaho, while three others remain missing.  A hiker reportedly discovered the body of 22-year-old Reece Rollins of Oregon in the Selway River on Tuesday.  Meanwhile, 24-year-old Raymond Ferrieri and 21-year-old Jesse Ferrieri of New York and 21-year-old Koby Clark from Montana, are still missing.  Six men, including two from Georgia who managed to escape, were bear hunting in the Bitterroot National Forest when their SUV crashed and rolled over in the river on May 21st.



(Portland, OR)  --  Multnomah County is looking to build the nation's biggest public internet service.  County commissioners say a 300-thousand-dollar study of the giant fiber network would only be the beginning.  "The Oregonian" reports that it could cost a half-billion dollars to build.  Advocates say it's hard for people to get along without internet these days, but critics say the money needs to be spent in other areas.



(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is hospitalized after being struck by a car while crossing the street in the Beaverton area.  Police say the woman was using a crosswalk on Southwest TV Highway and 170th Avenue yesterday evening when the car struck her.  The driver tells investigators he didn't see the woman.  He's now facing a citation.  The woman is expected to survive her injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is injured following a fire at a downtown apartment.  Firefighters responded to the apartment in the 1100 block of Southwest 11th Avenue just before midnight last night.  Fire officials say crews were able to quickly contain and extinguish the blaze, which started on the second floor of the building.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland City Council is set to vote today on whether to rename a portion of Stark Street after the nation's first openly gay elected official.  Council members will decide whether to rename a 13-block stretch of Stark in Southwest Portland after slain San Francisco Councilman Harvey Milk.  The 13-block stretch of Stark was once a thriving gay community in Portland.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  An investigation is underway into an officer-involved shooting in Vancouver, Washington.  Police say a deputy reported to the 11-thousand-500 block of Northeast 126th Avenue yesterday afternoon on reports of a disturbance.  The suspect involved in the disturbance allegedly attacked the responding deputy shortly after he arrived on the scene, prompting the deputy to open fire.  The suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment.  The deputy was not injured.



(Washington, DC)  --  Representative Greg Walden is calling the nationwide opioid epidemic the "crisis next door."  Walden made the comment at the Capitol yesterday as the House moved forward on dozens of bills aimed at curbing the epidemic.  Walden added that we all know someone directly or indirectly affected by the opioid crisis.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Oregon's last Brooks Brothers store is no longer in business.  The chain known for its button-down look and classic suits has closed its downtown Portland location, citing "national trends."  A Galleria spokeswoman told "OregonLive" that it's more likely the company concluded their line wasn't a good fit for the city.  She says Portland is "more tech, casual stuff" than the clothing Brooks Brothers offers.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is hospitalized after a pickup truck crashed through the front entrance of a Happy Valley eye care center.  It happened yesterday afternoon at the Vision Essentials by Kaiser Permanente near Sunnyside Road and I-205.  Police say the driver of a separate vehicle accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake and crashed into the pickup truck, sending it flying into the clinic.  A patient who was leaving the clinic was struck and injured.



(Portland, OR)  --  A transitional housing village for women in North Portland's Kenton Neighborhood will remain open for another year.  Kenton Neighborhood residents voted 119-to-3 yesterday to allow the Kenton Women's Village to remain at its current site for another year.  The village opened last year as a temporary housing solution for homeless women trying to find permanent homes.



(La Center, WA)  --  Police say crews have recovered the body of a man who went missing while swimming at Paradise Point State Park in La Center, Washington.  The Clark County Sheriff's Office says the body of 41-year-old Michael C. Keith was found yesterday afternoon in 20 feet of water in the East Fork Lewis River.  Keith was reportedly swimming Tuesday afternoon when he began struggling and went under the water.



(Salem, OR)  --  A typical one-bedroom apartment is now out of reach for an average Oregon renter.  "The Oregonian" reports on a national survey that shows that a renter would have to earn 36-thousand-161 dollars a year to pay the rent.  The average Oregon renter makes about 65 dollars less than that.  In Portland, even a studio apartment would bust the budget, and in most rural areas of the state a minimum wage earner couldn't afford a one-bedroom.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Police in Hillsboro say they've arrested a Portland man and are still searching for a second suspect in connection to a deadly shooting last year.  Police arrested 20-year-old Langston Harris for investigation on a charge of murder with a firearm.  He's accused of shooting Jose Raul Boyzo-Hernandez to death on September 20th.



(Undated)  --  Senator Ron Wyden is among a handful of Democrats looking to interview Ivanka Trump in the congressional investigation into Russian election meddling.  The calls come after a BuzzFeed News report that the President's daughter was in contact with Russians who offered to help arrange for Russian President Vladimir Putin to clear the way for a Trump Tower in Moscow.  Wyden said he wants the investigation committee's staff to interview the First Daughter about the report.  He also wants her questioned about China's recent move to grant her company trademarks in that country.  That came right as her father was promising to help a Chinese telecom company get out of sanctions leveled after the U.S. determined it was a threat to national security.



(Portland, OR)  --  Dozens of men are set to move into the Wy'east Men's Homeless Shelter today.  Sixty-one men will be leaving the temporary shelter at Multnomah County's Hansen Building to move into the new shelter.  The new shelter offers priority to men over 55-years-old as well as the disabled and veterans.  The shelter allows pets and includes laundry facilities and an outdoor shower trailer.



(Portland, OR)  --  The city of Beaverton is banning camping on the streets and sidewalks.  City Council members passed an ordinance last night amending Beaverton Code Chapter 5 to ban street and sidewalk camping.  Council members passed the ordinance four-to-one.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two police officers are hospitalized after their patrol car crashed into an ambulance.  It happened last night at Burnside Street and Northwest Park Avenue.  Both officers are expected to make a full recovery.  Police say no one inside the ambulance was injured.
 



(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon hiring is bouncing back after an April downturn.  State figures show that 48-hundred jobs were added last month, with construction pacing the growth.  "OregonLive" reports that the state's construction bosses hired 16-hundred workers in May.  The more than 106-thousand construction jobs now in Oregon beats the previous high-water mark set in 2007.
 



(La Center, WA)  --  Crews are searching for a man who went missing while swimming at Paradise Point State Park in La Center, Washington.  Police say the man was swimming yesterday afternoon when he began struggling and went under the water.  Police have not yet released his identity.  Clark County Fire and Rescue says their search is now being considered a recovery effort.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a man accused of exposing himself to a woman in Wilsonville.  Police say the man was caught fondling himself in front of the woman in the parking lot of her apartment on Southwest Toulouse Street on May 31st.  He allegedly fled the scene after she yelled at him.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Salem, OR)  --  A "do not drink" water advisory in Salem is expected to remain in effect for at least two more weeks.  Officials say testing shows levels of toxins from an algal bloom in the water distribution system are above EPA advisory levels for vulnerable groups.  Those considered vulnerable would be children, pregnant women, those with compromised immune systems and pets.  The advisory applies to Salem, Turner, Suburban East Salem Water District and Orchard Heights Water Association.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Investigators say an electrical issue is to blame for a fire that burned a Forest Grove church to the ground over the weekend.  Fire officials say the electrical failure happened between the basement and the main floor of the Hillside Bible Church in the Gales Creek area Saturday night.  No serious injuries were reported.  Parishioners took their worship outdoors on Sunday.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Amazon is expanding their Prime-member-only Whole Foods discounts to ten new states including Oregon on Wednesday.  In their announcement, the company said they plan to roll the ten-percent off of sale items and rotating deals to every store in the United States by the end of the summer.  Prime members can also request two-hour delivery in some cities as well as an additional five-percent back on purchases when using the Amazon Prime Visa card.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is under way into the death of a man who arrived at a hospital already deceased over the weekend.  Police say friends of 22-year-old Trapper Thompson drove him to the Good Samaritan Emergency Room in Corvallis Sunday afternoon.  Police say Thompson didn't have a pulse when he arrived there.  Investigators are trying to determine what led up to his death.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police in Clackamas County are searching for a package thief they've dubbed the "FedEx Faker."  Police say the woman has been caught on surveillance cameras stealing packages from the porches of multiple homes while dressed as a FedEx driver.  The first incident allegedly happened at a Happy Valley home last Wednesday.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  Corvallis is being called one of the top ten best places in the country to live.  An annual ranking from Livability.com puts Corvallis at number three.  The website questioned more than two-thousand people on over three-dozen factors to compile the list.  Anne Arbor, Michigan was ranked number one, followed by Manhattan, Kansas in the number two spot.



(Madras, OR)  --  The FBI is offering a five-thousand-dollar reward for information leading to a 30-year-old man who disappeared from Madras in 2015.  A "missing person" poster of Antonio Madrigal was placed on social media last week asking the public for help locating him.  Madrigal was working as a day laborer and farm laborer around Central Oregon and was last seen in July 2015.  He is described as a six-foot-five Hispanic male weighing anywhere between 210 and 240 pounds.  He has tattoos of the word Gabriel on his left arm, a bear on his left shoulder and a wolf on his neck.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  One person is dead following an alleged street racing crash near Prairie High School in Vancouver.  It happened early Saturday morning on State Route 503 at Northeast 119th Street.  Police say Ariel Ramano appeared to be street racing another car when the two cars collided, sending Ramano's car flying across the entrance to Prairie High School and into a tree.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police say the other car stopped briefly before fleeing the scene.



(Falls City, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a deadly shooting near Falls City in Polk County.  Police arrested a suspect Saturday afternoon following the shooting at Black Rock Road.  Further information was not immediately available.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two men are facing charges after allegedly pulling weapons on each other during an argument.  Police say Samuel Sikes and Dathan McCrary were fighting Friday afternoon in the 3700 block of Southeast 79th Avenue when each pulled out a weapon.  Sikes allegedly threatened McCrary with a hatchet while McCrary pulled out a handgun.  No injuries were reported.  Police say McCrary is banned from carrying firearms because he's a convicted felon.



(Portland, OR)  --  Family and friends are remembering a Bend firefighter who was killed in a motorcycle accident.  Community members gathered at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds yesterday for a memorial service for Rhett Larsen.  He was riding his motorcycle home from Portland on June 2nd when a bear ran out in front of him, causing him to crash into oncoming traffic.  Larsen left behind a wife and two children.



(Portland, OR)  --  One man is seriously injured after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle in Gresham.  Police say the man was riding down the middle of Burnside Street and swerving yesterday when the crash happened.  He was taken to a hospital.  An initial police report states that the bicyclist was at fault for the crash.



(Portland, OR)  --  A tattoo shop in Northeast Portland is among 50 shops around the world that raised money over the weekend for sexual assault survivors.  Blacklist Tattoo on Broadway donated proceeds yesterday for the worldwide movement called "Still Not Asking For It."  Money from the event is going to the Joyful Heart Foundation and the local group Call to Safety.



(Portland, OR)  --  Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle is blasting the Trump administration over its new immigration policies.  Boyle tells "The Oregonian" that Trump's "zero tolerance" policy is scaring his international customers out of visiting the company's Portland headquarters.  He adds that the policies go against American tradition "to the detriment of the country."  Boyle is expected to say more on the topic sometime this week.



(Portland, OR)  --  Parishioners at a Forest Grove church were forced to worship outside yesterday after their church burned to the ground the night before.  Firefighters responded to the Hillside Bible Church in the Gales Creek area Saturday night.  It's not yet clear how the fire started.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  One woman is dead following a house fire in Hillsboro.  Firefighters responded to the fire at a two-story home at 191st Avenue and Walker Road yesterday afternoon.  Fire officials say an elderly woman living inside the home was unable to escape.  Firefighters found her body while battling the flames.
 



(Rockaway Beach, OR)  --  The Coast Guard is calling off the search for a Colorado teen missing off the Oregon coast.  Coast Guard officials announced yesterday that 17-year-old Samuel Allen remains missing and is presumed dead.  Police say the teen was boogie boarding at Rockaway Beach Wednesday when a wave knocked him off his board, prompting his 50-year-old father Robert Allen to run into the water to try to rescue him.  A Coast Guard crew later recovered the father's body from the surf.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing four years behind bars after attacking a woman inside a Sikh Temple.  Timothy Walter Schmidt was sentenced to 48 months in prison yesterday with five years of post-prison supervision.  He was convicted of entering a Sikh Temple in Gresham in March of 2017 and asking to use the bathroom before attacking a 26-year-old woman inside.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is under way into a suspicious death in northeast Portland.  Police responded to the area of Northeast 109th Avenue and Northeast Marx Street around 1:00 this morning.  Further details were not immediately available.
 



(Washington, DC)  --  An Oregon prosecutor will be getting a full Senate vote on his nomination to the bench.  "OregonLive" reports that the Senate Judiciary Committee narrowly decided yesterday to send Ryan Bounds' nomination for a full floor vote.  The Oregon Assistant U.S. Attorney was appointed to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals before some of his college writings were uncovered, showing him to be racially insensitive.  He later apologized for the comments.  Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley say they wouldn't have recommended Bounds for the post if they had known about the writings.



(Washington, DC)  --  An Oregon lawmaker says the Senate Finance Committee is looking into Novartis.  The "Washington Post" reports Senator Ron Wyden has said that responses have already been received from the Swiss pharmaceutical firm and President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen.  This comes following Switzerland's top prosecutor announcing that he won't pursue criminal charges against the drug giant.  Novartis reportedly paid more than a million dollars to Cohen in an apparent attempt to influence policy.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is dead and four others are injured following a crash in Marion County.  Police say the crash happened yesterday afternoon at McKay Road Northeast and French Prairie Road.  The injured were airlifted to a hospital.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  One person is dead following a crash that happened after a driver stopped to let some ducks cross the road.  Police say the driver stopped in the road on the Mill Plain Boulevard ramp off I-205 southbound in Vancouver yesterday.  The driver behind that driver slowed down, but a woman driving a third car crashed into both of them.  Police say 51-year-old Michael Felton was pronounced dead at the scene.  The woman who crashed into the other cars is hospitalized with injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  The man accused of mowing down three women with his car at Portland State University is pleading not guilty.  Greg Porter entered the plea in court yesterday.  He's charged with three counts each of attempted murder, assault and failure to render aid.  Police arrested him last month after he allegedly drove onto the sidewalk at the university and ran over the women.  All three women survived but were seriously injured.



(Portland, OR)  --  One man is dead and his teenage son is presumed dead after they were swept into the ocean at Rockaway Beach.  Police say the 17-year-old son was boogie boarding yesterday when a wave knocked him off his board, prompting his 50-year-old father to run into the water to try to rescue him.  The teen's stepmother called for help after the two failed to resurface.  A Coast Guard crew later recovered the father's body from the surf.  Search efforts are resuming this morning for the missing teen.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland woman who danced her way into jail may have to learn some new steps.  Beaverton police say 35-year-old Della Still is facing drunk driving charges after her SUV rolled into a bus Tuesday night while she was dancing in the street.  "The Oregonian" reports that she told cops she had mixed marijuana with prescription drugs before the impromptu dance.  She reportedly danced her way onto the bus and threw herself on the floor.  Officers say they took her to a hospital for a medical evaluation.



(Portland, OR)  --  A downtown food cart owner is facing charges after allegedly calling a customer a racial slur and then throwing a Gatorade bottle at her.  Police arrested Small Pharoah's halal cart owner Islam R. Elmasry on Southwest 5th Street yesterday.  Customer Carlotta Washington recorded part of the incident on video.  Washington says Elmasry called her the "n-word" after she tried to pay in change and then threw a Gatorade bottle at her head before spraying her in the eyes and face with sriracha.  He's facing charges of harassment and assault.



(Undated)  --  Portland is being called the best city in the country for senior citizens.  The financial website MagnifyMoney.com looked at how older Americans are treated in the 50 biggest cities in the U.S.  The study considers factors like the average cost per Medicare enrollee, the rate of seniors who are up to date on preventative care and the number of seniors who do volunteer work.



(Portland, OR)  --  Delays are expected again today on three of Portland's bridges as ships continue arriving for the Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week.  Several ships will be traveling up the Willamette River to dock along Tom McCall Waterfront Park between 3 and 4 p.m. today.  Authorities will be raising the Broadway, Burnside and Steel drawbridges at that time to allow the ships to pass through.
 



(Salem, OR)  --  The drinking water in parts of Salem is under an advisory again.  "The Oregonian" reports that some residents were warned again yesterday that their tap water contains low levels of cyanotoxins.  The advisory applies to very young and very old people, pregnant women and those with immune system problems.  Water provided by Salem, Turner, the Suburban East Salem Water District and Orchard Heights Water Association falls under the warning.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two people are dead following a two-car crash in Gresham.  Police say the crash happened yesterday afternoon near Gresham Fire Station 76 at Southeast Dodge Park Boulevard and 302nd Avenue.  Two people were pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the other vehicle was not injured and is cooperating with police investigations.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is under way into a shooting near Mt. Tabor Park.  Police responded to the area of Southeast 55th Avenue and Belmont Street yesterday afternoon on reports that two carloads of people were shooting at each other.  Police say one person's home was struck by a bullet, but no injuries have been reported.



(Detroit, OR)  --  A Marion County deputy is being temporarily reassigned after allegedly punching a homeless man in the head repeatedly.  The Marion County Sheriff's Office says Deputy Jake Thompson has been pulled from the patrol unit and reassigned to another position pending an investigation.  "The Oregonian" reports that 28-year-old Kevin Straw was handcuffed Monday for allegedly interfering with a search for a missing father and son.  Video reportedly shows the man yelling at officers, then being taken down and repeatedly punched in the head.  Straw told authorities that he was trying to alert them to the presence of a cougar that was "hurting people."   He had reportedly been yelling at other people over the weekend, about the cougar and about "special military forces."



(Medford, OR)  --  A Grants Pass man is facing a raft of charges after what he thought was a real-life video game.  Jackson County deputies say 23-year-old Anthony Clark got inside a car Saturday as its driver was being arrested for drunk driving.  He allegedly led cops on a reckless 40-mile chase into Medford, where he was arrested after crashing the vehicle.  Authorities say Clark told them he was on LSD and thought he was in a real-life version of "Grand Theft Auto."  "OregonLive" reports that Clark is accused of smashing through fences, driving over two spike strips and going the wrong way on several roads.  No one was hurt during the escapade.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a fire at a pub in southwest Portland.  Firefighters responded to the McMenamins Raleigh Hills Pub yesterday morning after a passerby saw smoke and flames coming from the building.  No one was inside the building at the time, and no injuries have been reported.  Fire officials are looking into what caused the fire.



(Portland, OR)  --  A nine-year-old girl is expected to be OK after being struck by a driver right after getting off a school bus in Salem.  Police say the second-grader at Scott Elementary School ran into traffic after getting off the bus yesterday afternoon on Hollywood Drive Northeast near Val Vista Avenue.  Police say a 20-year-old woman driving a Dodge pickup truck crashed into her.  She was cited for unsafe vehicle operation.  The girl was taken to a hospital to be checked out and is expected to make a full recovery.



(Portland, OR)  --  Delays are expected on three of Portland's bridges today as ships begin arriving for the Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week.  Several ships will be traveling up the Willamette River to dock along Tom McCall Waterfront Park between 3 and 4 p.m. today and tomorrow.  Authorities will be raising the Broadway, Burnside and Steel drawbridges at that time to allow the ships to pass through.



(Portland, OR)  --  Classmates, colleagues and loved ones are remembering a man who was shot to death at the Oregon Culinary Institute.  Hundreds of people gathered yesterday for a vigil for 63-year-old Daniel Brophy of Beaverton.  Police say he was shot and killed Saturday morning at the school located on Southwest Jefferson Street.  A homicide investigation is underway, and police are still searching for a suspect.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identities of four people killed in a crash near Clatskanie.  Police say 44-year-old Yun Hee Lee and an unidentified juvenile male from Gig Harbor, Washington were killed, along with 71-year-old Soon Ja Lim and 39-year-old Jung Hee Lee from South Korea.  All four were inside a minivan on Highway 30 Friday morning when they were hit by a pickup truck while making a left turn.  Seven others were injured.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is dead following a small plane crash near Salem.  Police say the pilot was the only person onboard the Kitfox airplane when it crashed yesterday along Lardon Road Northeast in Marion County near a private runway called Blue Skies Farm Airport.  An investigation is ongoing into what caused the crash.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A registered sex offender is facing new charges after allegedly swimming naked and flashing staff members at a motel in Vancouver.  Police arrested 42-year-old Azalea resident Andy Howe Thursday night at the Shilo Inn on Northeast Highway 99.  Police say a front desk clerk at the motel called 9-1-1 after seeing Howe naked in the hot tub and hearing reports from housekeeping staff members that he had exposed himself to them.  He's facing a charge of indecent exposure.



(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon's cities, counties and school districts are getting a windfall from a cable company.  "OregonLive" reports that a deal announced yesterday has Comcast paying 155-million dollars to local governments to make a legal dispute over property taxes go away.  Comcast promises to drop an effort to get a tax break for Internet service providers and the firm will pay more property taxes in the future.  Governor Kate Brown says she hopes the local governments will use the money to help reduce pension obligations.  The mayors of Portland, Beaverton and Eugene have agreed to do as the governor wishes.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a shooting in Northeast Portland.  Police responded to the 56-hundred block of Northeast 42nd Avenue late Sunday night on reports of gunfire.  Police say responding officers didn't find any victims or suspects but did find evidence of gunfire.  No property appears to have been damaged.



(Undated)  --  Today's the day for free burgers and fries for teachers, bus drivers and school staff members in Portland and around the country.  Red Robin is handing out a free Tavern Double Burger with bottomless steak fries to employees who present a valid school ID.  The restaurant chain says it is its way of celebrating the end of the school year and showing gratitude to those who teach.  Retired teachers are also eligible for the deal.



(Portland, OR)  --  A California man is facing charges after allegedly being caught sexually abusing an underage girl in Northeast Portland.  Police arrested 28-year-old Jaime Andres Ordonez Calderon of Los Angeles Sunday on charges of second-degree sex abuse and third-degree rape.  Police say the victim is getting support.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man who was shot to death at the Oregon Culinary Institute.  Police say 63-year-old Daniel Brophy of Beaverton was shot and killed Saturday morning at the school located on Southwest Jefferson Street.  A homicide investigation is underway, and police are still searching for a suspect.  A vigil for Brophy is scheduled at the school tonight at 7:00.



(Portland, OR)  --  Four people are facing possible charges after competing protests turned rowdy downtown.  Police arrested the four yesterday amid dueling rallies organized by the alt-right group Patriot Prayer and the left-wing group Rose City Antifa.  Police said there were multiple fights and several weapons were taken from participants.  Police in riot gear were on the scene to keep the peace.  The rallies came nearly a year to the day after similar dueling protests turned violent, prompting police to arrest more than a dozen people on June 4th, 2017.



(Portland, OR)  --  Senator Jeff Merkley is speaking out after being refused entry to a Texas shelter where immigrant children are reportedly being kept away from their parents.  Merkley says he was turned away yesterday from an unaccompanied minors shelter at a border station in McAllen.  Merkley made the trip with local ACLU leaders following a Trump administration policy announced last month that he says separates children from their parents at the border and places them in different detention centers.  Merkley called the policy cruel, adding that "Americans should be outraged that taxpayer dollars are being used to inflict spiteful and traumatizing policies on innocent children."



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is under way into threats of violence at a middle school in Milwaukie.  Police say students at Rowe Middle School spoke up Saturday after seeing the threatening posts in a gaming chat room.  Police say officers visited the home of the student accused of making the threats and determined there was no immediate threat to the school.  School officials say they'll have a police presence on campus through the end of the school year out of "an abundance of caution."



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Portland-based mother of an actress whose promising career was cut short by a stalker in July 1989 will appear in a one-woman show in Los Angeles.  Danna Schaeffer stars in "You in Midair: Elegy for a Daughter," which runs at the Lounge Theatre through June 17th, as part of the theater's Hollywood Fringe Festival.  The play deals with the memories, humor and death of Rebecca Schaeffer, who was killed by a 19-year-old deranged fan at her West Hollywood home.  Danna Schaeffer lives in Portland and works as a playwright, teacher and therapist.  The one-woman show made its debut during last year's Fertile Ground Festival in Portland.



(Undated)  --  Red Robin is giving away free burgers and fries tomorrow to teachers, bus drivers and school staff members.  The restaurant is handing out a free Tavern Double Burger with bottomless steak fries to employees who present a valid school ID.  Retired teachers are also eligible for the deal.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing 84-year-old man who suffers from dementia.  Police say Josof Koblischke was last seen Saturday afternoon, when he said he was going to drive to Nevada.  He's believed to be driving a white 2014 Volkswagen Jetta with Oregon license plate number 292KSF.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  A child is hospitalized after being struck by an unoccupied car.  It happened yesterday afternoon on Southwest Hunziker Street in Tigard.  Police say the car didn't have its parking brake on when it started rolling.  The child is expected to survive.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of stabbing someone in northwest Portland.  Police responded to the area of Northwest Broadway and Irving Street yesterday.  Police say the stabbing happened following a disturbance that started a block away at the Bud Clark Commons.  The victim is expected to survive.
 



(Salem, OR)  --  A state of emergency is in effect over Salem's water advisory.  Governor Kate Brown declared the state of emergency yesterday in an effort to get extra water resources to the state capitol.  A "don't drink" advisory remains in effect there for children, the elderly, pregnant women, animals and other vulnerable people.  The advisory has been in effect since Tuesday, when water samples turned up low levels of cyanotoxins.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing developmentally delayed woman.  Police say 46-year-old Marvella Rauda-Nambo disappeared yesterday after being dropped off for an appointment near Southeast 100th Avenue and Division Street.  Authorities believe she may have gotten lost.  Police say she has an intellectual disability and functions at the level of an eight-year-old.  She's described as five feet tall and 130 pounds with dark brown hair.



(La Pine, OR)  --  A mother is facing charges after her 2-year-old son overdosed on marijuana-infused candy.  Police responded to a home on White Pine Way in La Pine Wednesday night.  Police say 27-year-old Katelynn Joy told first responders that her son ate half a piece of THC-infused candy that was lying on the table.  The boy was taken to St. Charles Medical Center with what the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office calls life-threatening overdose symptoms.  Police cited Joy with endangering the welfare of a minor and child neglect.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing Jesuit High School student.  School officials say Yelena Gangelhoff disappeared after leaving school Wednesday morning.  She was last seen with a student from the Beaverton School District.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
 



(Beaverton, OR)  --  Police are searching for a group of suspects in connection to a violent home-invasion robbery in Beaverton.  Police say a group of three or four men and a woman forced its way into an apartment unit at the Allenwood Apartments on Southwest Allen Boulevard early this morning and assaulted one of the occupants.  The suspects then allegedly stole several items and fled.  No serious injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  If federal prosecutors have their way, the former CEO of an Oregon bank will get an eight-year sentence.  "The Oregonian" reports that 71-year-old Dan Heine was convicted of bank fraud and making false entries at the Bank of Oswego.  The feds want a harsh sentence for Heine when he appears in court in June, but his lawyers are calling for home confinement or probation.  Heine says he's broke since the bank collapsed and his Florida condo is in foreclosure.


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