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(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect in connection to a stabbing downtown.  Police say the suspect stabbed someone last night near Southwest Ankeny and Broadway.  The victim is expected to survive.  It's not yet clear what led to the stabbing, and police say it doesn't appear the suspect and victim knew each other.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Salem-Keizer Education Foundation employee is facing charges of raping a 13-year-old boy.  Beaverton police arrested 20-year-old Jonathan Tyler of Salem last week.  Police say he raped the boy multiple times and that he tried to have sex with a 15-year-old girl.  Police believe Tyler may have had more victims.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man found dead inside an apartment in Old Town/Chinatown.  Multnomah County Parole and Probation officers found 42-year-old Sy B. Powell dead Monday afternoon at Sally McCracken Apartments on Northwest Everett Street.  Police say officers were performing a welfare check after Powell missed an appointment.  A homicide investigation is underway.



(Anchorage, AK)  --  The search is over for a missing Troutdale man after he was found safe in Anchorage, Alaska.  Authorities announced yesterday that airport police found 39-year-old Edgar Brown safe at Ted Stevens International Airport Wednesday night.  Brown was reported missing early Wednesday morning after flying to Anchorage from Medford overnight Monday.  Brown's wife Kimberley tells KTVA in Alaska that Brown has been variously diagnosed with severe clinical depression or bipolar disorder and that he had mentioned having suicidal thoughts in the week before he left their home.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for two men and a woman in connection to a shooting in southeast Portland.  Police say a man was shot Wednesday morning near Southeast 17th Avenue and Tenino Street.  The man was hospitalized.  The suspects are believed to have been riding in a blue sedan.



(Salem, OR)  --  At least 46 Oregonians are giving up their guns in the name of safety.  OregonLive reports that they were ordered to surrender the weapons under a new law intended to stop suicides and mass shootings.  More than half of the cases were in Multnomah, Washington and Josephine counties.  Many of the gun seizures involved threats of suicide.  Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese praises the extreme risk protection order as an important part of reducing gun violence. 



(Eugene, OR)  --  A 33-year-old Eugene man is facing charges after allegedly robbing a convenience store while armed with a metal chain.  Police say Michael Gary Reed entered the Jackson Gas Station/Market on West 11th Avenue in Eugene yesterday morning and slapped the counter with the chain before demanding money.  He then allegedly fled the scene.  Police spotted his vehicle near West 11th and Crow Road and arrested him.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are confirming that a body found in a man's car during a traffic stop was that of a missing elderly woman.  Police say officers found the body of 89-year-old Marcine Herinck in the car of 58-year-old Timothy Mackley Monday after pulling him over on Southeast Holgate Boulevard.  A medical examiner confirmed Tuesday she died of homicidal violence.  Police say Mackley is a registered sex offender.  Investigators believe he followed Herinck home from her volunteer shift at Portland Adventist Community Services.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a man accused of attacking a woman inside her home in Corbett.  Police say 26-year-old Pavel Mikhay entered the woman's home on East Historic Columbia River Highway Tuesday morning and injured her before fleeing in a pickup truck that he later abandoned.  Police arrested him yesterday morning after a deputy spotted him near Thousand Acres Road in Troutdale.



(Portland, OR)  --  Business owners in the Parkrose neighborhood want relief from the homeless.  The Oregonian reports that members of the Parkrose Business Association pleaded with the City Council Tuesday for police protection against misbehavior by those on the streets.  Angie Jenkins said homeless people publicly relieve themselves, use drugs and intimidate people while the police do nothing, saying their hands are tied.  Mayor Ted Wheeler assured the group the laws will be enforced, and said accusations that he has prevented that enforcement are lies.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man is dead after going missing at Cape Lookout State Park in Tillamook County.  Police say they found the body of 46-year-old Thomas Pellegrino Tuesday morning along one of the park's trails.  Police started searching for him after being asked to perform a welfare check on Pellegrino.  Police say they do not suspect foul play in his death.



(Portland, OR)  --  More than a dozen state lawmakers are urging the state not to appeal a court decision involving TriMet.  OregonLive reports that 13 Democrats from Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties sent a letter Tuesday to state Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.  They say they believe the decision was correct.  A judge ruled on Friday that the public transportation agency's search and arrest of fare evaders ran against the state's constitution.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Hundreds of demonstrators are gathering at Portland's federal courthouse today to show support for one of the women accusing U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.  Demonstrators are gathering around noon to show support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who's scheduled to testify today before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Kavanaugh is also set to testify and is expected to deny allegations he tried to sexually assault the then-15-year-old Ford back in high school.



(Undated)  --  A new report says Beaverton-based Nike considered ending its relationship with Colin Kaepernick a few months before making him the face of its new Just Do It campaign.  The New York Times reports Nike executives weren't sure they wanted to continue having the former San Francisco 49er as one of their endorsers.  Nike's head of communications, Nigel Powell, argued that cutting ties with Kaepernick could lead to negative response in the media and with consumers.  Kaepernick's been with Nike since he came into the NFL in 2011.



(Anchorage, AK)  --  Police in Alaska are searching for a missing Troutdale man they say could be suicidal.  Police say 39-year-old Edgar Brown was reported missing early Wednesday morning after flying to Anchorage from Medford overnight Monday.  Brown's wife Kimberley tells KTVA in Anchorage that Brown has been variously diagnosed with severe clinical depression or bipolar disorder and that he had mentioned having suicidal thoughts in the week before he left their home.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a man accused of attacking a woman inside her home in Corbett.  Police say 26-year-old Pavel Mikhay entered the woman's home on East Historic Columbia River Highway yesterday morning and injured her before fleeing in a pickup truck that he later abandoned.  Police say Mikhay should be considered armed and dangerous.
 



(Undated)  --  Beaverton-based Nike is reporting strong growth and sales and quarterly earnings.  The world's biggest athletic shoe and sportswear company announced yesterday that it saw double-digit growth in shoe and clothing sales, digital sales, and profit over 2017.  Nike shares are up about 36-percent this year.  The most recent quarter shows Nike turning back pressure from rival Adidas which gained popularity at Nike's expense a year ago.  Sales were up six-percent in North America, Nike's biggest market.



(Portland, OR)  --  A missing hiker is recovering after being found yesterday in Wahkiakum County.  The Coast Guard says crews found the 52-year-old man on a logging road yesterday morning.  Police say he'd been separated from his father while hiking in the area Monday afternoon.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a shooting that struck and injured a man inside a tent in northeast Portland.  Police say the shooting happened last night near Northeast 97th Avenue and East Burnside Street.  The victim was hospitalized and is expected to survive.  Police are still searching for the suspect.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Another southern resident appears to be sick.  Researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say the killer whale K25 is looking thin and could be struggling to get enough food.  However, researchers say he's not as thin as J50, who was declared dead earlier this month after months of being monitored.  Researchers had some good news, too, saying that at least three orcas are pregnant.  However, researchers say those pregnancies may not come to term, as there's been a high rate of reproductive failure within the southern resident orcas in recent years. 



(Portland, OR)  --  A homicide investigation is underway into the death of a woman whose body was found in a man's car during a traffic stop.  A medical examiner confirmed yesterday that the unidentified woman died of homicidal violence.  Police found the woman's body Monday night after pulling over 58-year-old Timothy Mackley on Southeast Holgate Boulevard.  Mackley is now facing a charge of murder.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is underway into a two-alarm commercial fire at a Northwest Portland recycling plant.  Firefighters responded to Greenway Recycling on Northwest St. Helens Road early this morning for a fire burning in a pile of recycled wood.  An employee told firefighters he was the only person in the office when the fire started.  No injuries have been reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  The search for a missing elderly woman is ending in tragedy.  Family members say 89-year-old Marcine Herinck was found dead yesterday.  She'd been missing since last Wednesday.  It's not yet clear how she died.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is underway into the discovery of a man's body inside an Old Town/Chinatown apartment.  Police say officers found the body yesterday afternoon at the Sally McCracken Apartments.  Police say officers were performing a parole check when they found the body.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is injured after being shot inside an RV in southeast Portland.  Police say the shooting happened yesterday evening near Southeast 105th Avenue and Southeast Division Street.  The victim was hospitalized and is expected to survive.  Police are still searching for a suspect.



(Portland, OR)  --  Students at Portland State University are remembering a Navy veteran who was shot and killed by campus police.  Dozens of students ended their first day of the new semester yesterday with a candlelight vigil for Jason Washington outside the campus public safety office.  Earlier in the day, students held a march and rally calling on the school to disarm campus police officers.  Campus police shot and killed Washington in June while he was trying to break up a fight.  Police opened fire on him after he bent over to pick up a gun that had fallen out of his holster.  Washington reportedly had a concealed carry permit for the gun. 



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland tenant is getting 105-thousand dollars from her former landlord.  The Oregonian reports that Aleina Langford sued over deplorable conditions including rats, garbage and hypodermic needles.  The six-figure settlement means Langford's suit won't go to trial next week.  Her attorney said it was a rare win for a Portland tenant, who usually needs to show a physical injury to get that type of compensation.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a child rape suspect after he failed to show up for court.  Police say 47-year-old Margarito Sanchez-Vega is accused of raping and abusing a 10-year-old girl in 2009.  He's charged with first-degree rape, first-degree unlawful sexual penetration and first-degree sexual abuse.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact police.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  No injuries are being reported following a wildfire that threatened some homes in North Portland.  Firefighters responded to the blaze at North Edgewater and Willamette Street near the North Willamette Bluff last night.  Fire officials say crews were able to extinguish the fire before it burned any homes or other structures.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  A Beaverton youth pastor is facing charges of luring a teen for sex through text messages.  Beaverton police say 30-year-old Ryan Mutchler is accused of trying to have sex with a 14-year-old girl he met at a church summer camp.  Mutchler was arrested earlier this month and posted ten-thousand dollars bail the same day.  He was a youth pastor at Lake Oswego's Mountain Park Church, where a senior pastor says he was fired the day after his arrest.



(Portland, OR)  --  Students at Portland State University are protesting armed campus officers as fall classes get underway today.  A group of students plan to hold a protest at noon to call for the school to disarm campus police officers.  The protest comes after campus police shot and killed Jason Washington in June while he was trying to break up a fight.  Police opened fire on him after he bent over to pick up a gun that had fallen out of his holster.  Washington reportedly had a concealed carry permit for the gun.



(Portland, OR)  --  Three people are facing charges after allegedly getting caught in a stolen car with multiple firearms.  Police say the Gang Enforcement Team arrested Armani Stewart and two boys Friday night after spotting them in the parked car at North Alberta Street and Commercial Avenue.  Police say they found two handguns inside the car and one gun on one of the suspects.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect in connection to a hit and run that left a pedestrian seriously injured in Gresham.  Police say a man was crossing the street near Start Street and Hogan Drive Friday night when a car crashed into him.  The car is described as a dark colored sedan.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two people are injured following a shootout at a motel party in southeast Portland.  Police say the shooting happened early Saturday morning at the Motel 6 on Southeast Powell Boulevard.  Police say it appears the shooting happened after a fight broke out at the party inside one of the motel's rooms.  Police are still searching for a suspect.



(Portland, OR)  --  The search continues today for a missing elderly woman from northeast Portland.  Police say 89-year-old Marcine Herinck was last seen Tuesday night at her home near Northeast Glisan and Northeast Halsey streets.  Marcine's adult son tells KATU-2 he visited her home Wednesday morning and found both the front door and the garage door open.  Marcine left behind her cell phone as well as her purse and keys.  Police say she suffers from slight dementia but lives on her own. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a man accused of robbing a Dotty's store in Gresham.  Police say the man entered the store on Northeast Division Street Saturday night and demanded money.  He's described as a man in his 20s wearing a blue windbreaker.



(Roseburg, OR)  --  No injuries are being reported following a small plane crash at the Roseburg Regional Airport.  Police say the crash happened Friday afternoon.  Investigators say speed appears to have been a factor in the crash.



(Portland, OR)  --  Hundreds of thousands of dollars are going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's coffers following a walk to help find a cure for the disease.  Thousands of people gathered at the Portland International Raceway yesterday morning for the JDRF One Walk.  Participants raised more than 200-thousand dollars. 



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is injured following a stabbing in Old Town.  Police say it happened last night on Northwest Couch Street.  One man was reportedly taken to a hospital with serious injuries.  Police found the suspect near Northeast 3rd Avenue and arrested him.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland unicyclist and bagpiper the Unipiper is taking to social media after having a package stolen from his porch.  The street performer and internet celebrity posted a surveillance video on Twitter yesterday showing two suspects entering his porch and swiping the package in broad daylight.  He says the package contained 100 Unipiper t-shirts.  The performer mused over what the thieves plan to do with the shirts, adding, quote, "It's hard enough selling them myself!"



(Portland, OR)  --  Some Under Armour employees in Portland could be losing their jobs.  The sports apparel company reports that they'll be laying off 400 people, or about three-percent of its worldwide workforce.  Under Armour employs about a hundred people at its Portland design center, but it's unclear how many of them will be given pink slips.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is confirming the death of southern resident orca J50.  NOAA spokesperson Michael Milstein tells KING 5 the young orca is "certainly dead by now" after falling off researchers' radar nearly two weeks ago.  Milstein says J50 was suffering from a condition called "peanut head," which is fatal for the majority of whales.  The Center for Whale Research declared J50 presumed dead last week, but NOAA continued to search for her until late last week.  J50's death brings the critically endangered southern resident orca population down to 74.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland will spend half a million dollars to help defend immigrants who are facing possible deportation.  Portland City Council members voted yesterday to approve the spending of 500-thousand dollars on the effort.  The funding will go to a Portland-based non-profit legal aid group that offers representation to those going through immigration hearings.  Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly helped sponsor the legislation.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Several museums are offering free admission tomorrow in honor of the Smithsonian's "Museum Day."  The Portland Art Museum, the Portland Chinatown Museum, the Oregon Historical Society and the Architectural Heritage Center are among dozens of Portland museums in participating in the event.  To pick up a free ticket, go to the Smithsonian Magazine's website online at Smithsonian-Mag-dot-com.



(Portland, OR)  --  Another call is going out to use Portland's Wapato Jail as a homeless shelter.  The owner of the facility and a Multnomah County Commissioner held a news conference yesterday to promote the idea.  The Oregonian reports that owner Jordan Schnitzer and Loretta Smith said it's time to stop tossing the idea around "like a political football" and start helping those without a place to stay.  Smith said the old jail is "an opportunity, not an albatross" as she pitched the notion of housing as many as a thousand people there.



(Camas, WA)  --  Sunday is the final day to check out the Northwest Natural Parade of Homes in Camas, Washington.  The exhibit features a walk-through of ten million-dollar homes boasting the latest trends in construction, design and landscaping.  Tickets are ten dollars online and 12 dollars at the door.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searDelivery ching for a man accused of masquerading as a delivery man and approaching children in Gresham.  Local mom Alicia Brophy tells KATU-2 her 9-year-old daughter was playing with a few other kids outside on Southeast Woodland Drive Tuesday afternoon when a man wearing a uniform approached them in his van and asked what kind of toys they like to play with.  Brophy says the man's uniform and van both had the logo of a local grocery chain, but when she called the chain, they told her they don't have any delivery vans.



(Portland, OR)  --  No injuries are being reported after a convenience store caught fire near the Oak Hills neighborhood in Washington County.  Firefighters responded to the 7-Eleven on 185th near Highway 26 just before 10:00 last night.  Investigators say the blaze appears to have started near a refrigeration unit.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing man who suffers from memory issues.  The Beaverton Police Department says 56-year-old Theodore Mears was last seen yesterday morning driving his 2002 grey Saturn with Oregon license plate YKH 208.  Police say he has tattoos on his upper arms.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  A high-risk sex offender with a significant history of violence is back behind bars after escaping from supervision.  Police say they've tracked down and arrested 56-year-old Gregory Wayne Ferguson after he went missing yesterday.  Police say he was on post-prison supervision after serving time for Rape and Attempted Murder when he tampered with his GPS tracking unit yesterday and disappeared.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for two suspects in connection to a hit and run in North Portland.  Police say the suspects crashed into another driver near Northeast Lombard Street and North Williams Avenue Tuesday morning and then took off.  Two people were hospitalized for injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  A convicted murderer is facing new charges after allegedly stabbing another man and then trying to explain away his bloody knife by saying he eats a lot of steak.  Police arrested Charles Jackson Monday for the stabbing near Northwest 14th and Glisan streets in the Pearl District.  Police say Jackson and the victim were arguing over a panhandling spot nearby when Jackson pulled out a knife and stabbed him.  Responding officers recovered the knife from Jackson, who denied stabbing anyone.  Police say they asked him why the knife was bloody, prompting him to allegedly respond that he "eats a lot of steak."



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing elderly woman.  Police say 89-year-old Marcine Herinck was last seen leaving her home on Northeast 150th Avenue early yesterday morning.  Police say she has some memory issues but lives independently.  Anyone with information is urged to contact authorities.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly stealing a kitten from a shelter and then selling it downtown.  Police say 25-year-old Luke Andrade was caught on camera walking into the Pixie Project adoption center on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard without a shirt on Monday evening.  Police say he then snatched the kitten and took off.  Police arrested him yesterday at Overlook Park but say it appears he had already sold the kitten to a man downtown.  Police say the kitten is black and has a microchip.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a man accused of trying to rob a bank in the Cottage Grove area.  Police say the man entered the Wells Fargo branch inside the Safeway on Main Street yesterday afternoon and demanded money.  He allegedly fled the scene empty-handed after the teller triggered an alarm.



(Portland, OR)  --  Oregon's public school teachers earn nine-percent less than they would in the private sector.  That's the takeaway of a study by the state Center for Public Policy.  The report shows that teacher salaries are actually 22-percent less than similar public workers, but their health and pension benefits make up the difference in the compensation gap.  The study's author points out that competitive salaries for teachers help attract and retain high-quality educators. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland is being called one of the top 10 "Most Fun" cities in the U.S.  That's according to a new study from WalletHub, which lists Portland as America's 9th most fun city.  WalletHub looked at more than 180 U.S. cities, analyzing factors like fitness clubs per capita, movie prices and open hours of breweries.  Las Vegas came in first place.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a man accused of hitting a jewelry shop worker over the head with a hammer while robbing the joint.  Police say the masked man walked into The Jewelry Buyer on Northeast Sandy Boulevard with a gun yesterday morning and demanded cash and jewelry.  He then allegedly took out a hammer and hit the employee over the head with it.  The employee reportedly did not need to be hospitalized.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man is facing charges after allegedly dumping half of a mold-infested mobile home at an elementary school in Cornelius.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested 35-year-old Derek Conley Monday night after receiving a tip from the public.  Police say the mobile home was dumped Saturday in the parking lot of Echo Shaw Elementary School.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two people are facing charges after allegedly trying to steal a car and some ammunition in Southeast Portland.  Police arrested Shelby Taylor and Michael Brown yesterday morning and are still looking for a third suspect.  Police say they broke into a property on Southeast Harold Street early yesterday morning and tried to steal a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air as well as hundreds of rounds of ammunition.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon voters who haven't been to the polls in awhile are being sought out on Facebook.  OregonLive reports that Secretary of State Dennis Richardson is using the social media platform to try to get lapsed voters to renew their registrations in time for the November election.  Richardson will be seen in a Facebook video through October 16th, which is the deadline to register.  He says maximizing voter participation is a priority for his office. 
 



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man is facing charges for the sexual assault of a woman in southeast Portland.  Police arrested Kevin Contreras-Mendoza late last week for the assault that happened along Southeast Division Street near Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard on the Fourth of July.  Police say the woman was walking home when Contreras-Mendoza grabbed onto her and began groping her.  Contreras-Mendoza fled after the woman screamed, catching the attention of two witnesses at a nearby gym.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police say they've arrested a suspect in connection to a car theft in Vancouver.  Police arrested the suspect last night after a brief search at an apartment complex near Northeast Vancouver Mall Road and Andresen.  Police say the suspect was driving a stolen car when he fled from officers who tried to pull him over.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for two teens on possible bias crime charges after they allegedly assaulted an LGBTQ woman at Powell Park.  Police say the boys made derogatory comments to the woman about her sexual orientation before hitting her and then stabbing her with an ice pick.  The woman was treated for her injuries at a nearby convenience store and didn't need to be hospitalized.  Anyone with information on the teens' whereabouts is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  A romance-suspense novelist accused of shooting her husband to death at the Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland is pleading not guilty.  The Oregonian reports that 68-year-old Nancy Brophy was arraigned yesterday.  Prosecutors say Brophy published an essay seven years ago entitled, "How To Murder Your Husband."  The Multnomah County District Attorney sought for the probable cause affidavit to be sealed, and the request was granted.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing 13-year-old boy they say ran away from school.  Police say Jakob Esperum ran away from the Alder Creek Middle School in Milwaukie yesterday afternoon.  He's described as five-foot-four-inches and 110 pounds with glasses and purple hair.  He was last seen wearing black pants and a brown zip-up hoodie.



(Portland, OR)  --  A routine investigation is under way into the death of an inmate at the Washington County Jail.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a 43-year-old male inmate was found dead in his cell Sunday morning.  Authorities say he died from natural causes.



(Portland, OR)  --  Hood River County's only Veteran's Service Office is being saved from closure.  The Hood River County Board of Commissioners voted yesterday to continue funding the office.  The board has agreed to contribute more than 31-thousand dollars to funding the office.  The office serves about 12-hundred veterans who would have had to travel to Portland or The Dalles to access services had the office been closed.



(Portland, OR)  --  A five-time bank robber is headed to federal prison for seven years.  Eric Smotherman was sentenced yesterday after knocking over four credit unions and a bank last year.  His lawyer says the crime spree sprang from his client's untreated bipolar disorder and a heroin addiction.  The judge recommended that Smotherman be placed in a California prison where he can be treated for his mental problem.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is underway into an armed robbery at a gas station in southeast Portland.  Police say the suspect was armed with a gun when they entered the Shell Station on Southeast 17th Avenue last night and demanded money.  Witnesses tell police the suspect left in a waiting car.  No injuries were reported.
 



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Students in the Battle Ground school district are starting classes today following a weeks-long teachers' strike.  The Battle Ground Teachers Association says they reached a tentative agreement Saturday with Battle Ground Public Schools for a new contract for teachers.  The teachers voted by 99-percent to ratify the contract yesterday.  Battle Ground was the last district on strike in Southwest Washington before the agreement.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect after someone dumped half of a mold-infested mobile home at an elementary school in Cornelius.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the mobile home was dumped Saturday in the parking lot of Echo Shaw Elementary School.  Witnesses tell police the suspect towed it to the school in a white truck.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identities of three people who were killed in a crash on Highway 18 near the McMinnville airport.  Police say 19-year-old Joseph Hawkins, 59-year-old Mary Verdier and 60-year-old Susan Heffel were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.  Police say Hawkins was driving eastbound on Highway 18 Saturday when he crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into a car carrying Verdier and Heffel.  The driver of that car, 70-year-old Roger Verdier, is hospitalized with serious injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  Authorities are looking into reports of a cougar sighting in Hood River.  The Hood River Police Department says someone reported seeing the cougar yesterday morning on Wasco Loop near a Walmart store.  Police are asking residents to be on the lookout.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested two teens in connection to a shooting in Gresham.  Police arrested 18-year-olds Ny'Shaun Edwards and Niko Thomas for the shooting Thursday night at Northeast 188th Avenue and Glisan Street.  No injuries were reported, but three homes and a business were struck by the gunfire.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Columbia River is closed to salmon fishing.  The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife enacted the closure late last week due to salmon returns that are well below preseason predictions.  The department says only 105-thousand-795 adult Chinook passed through the Bonneville Dam as of last Monday.  That's only 75-percent of what the department was expecting.



(Portland, OR)  --  A motorcyclist is injured after crashing in Hillsboro.  Police say the crash happened Saturday morning on Southwest Hillsboro Highway after the motorcyclist lost control of his bike.  No other vehicles were involved in the crash.  It's not clear whether the motorcyclist needed to be hospitalized for his injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two police officers are escaping criminal charges in connection to the shooting death of a man near Portland State University in June.  A Multnomah County grand jury decided yesterday not to indict PSU officers James Dewey and Shawn McKenzie, saying they were justified in the shooting.  The officers shot and killed Jason Washington June 29th after a gun fell out of his holster while he was trying to break up a fight.  Police say Washington had a concealed carry permit.



(Portland, OR)  --  New details are coming to light about a romance novelist accused of shooting her husband to death at the Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland.  The Oregonian reports 68-year-old Nancy Crampton Brophy wrote an online essay in 2011 titled How to Murder Your Husband.  Crampton Brophy mentions in the essay that she spends a lot of time thinking about murder and police procedure as part of her work as a romantic suspense writer.  Police arrested her last week for the murder of her 63-year-old husband Daniel Brophy, who worked as a chef and culinary instructor.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Southern resident orca J50 is now presumed to be dead.  The Center for Whale Research founding director Ken Balcomb declared J50 presumed dead yesterday afternoon after a search for her by boat and plane and from shore failed to turn up any sightings of her.  J50 was last seen September 7th and was not spotted among yesterday's superpod gathering of dozens of whales from J, K and L pods near Race Rocks.  Researchers say they plan to continue searching for her but that the prognosis is not good.  Balcomb says the loss highlights the fact that the southern resident killer whales are running out of reproductive capacity, and extinction of this population is looming.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State University is out with some new research suggesting that kids who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual are at a higher risk of substance abuse.  OSU says that youth who are in that sexual minority have reported nearly three times more substance abuse than those who are heterosexual.  An assistant professor at the school says this may be because of stress from discrimination, violence and victimization.  She suggests health care providers begin doing substance abuse screenings on youth who define themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual.



(Portland, OR)  --  No injuries are being reported following a shooting in southeast Portland.  Police responded to the area of Southeast 139th Avenue and Stark Street in the Hazelwood neighborhood last night on reports of shots fired.  Responding officers say they found evidence of gunfire but no victims.  A parked car suffered damage in the shooting.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they made three arrests during a protest in South Waterfront.  Police say they arrested and used pepper spray on two protesters who threw a water bottle at them.  Another person was arrested after police recognized him as a suspect in an assault from June.  OHSU's Center for Health and Healing and the Collaborative Life Sciences buildings were both put into lockdown during the protest.



(Portland, OR)  --  Health officials are warning residents to avoid contact with the water in the Columbia Slough in North Portland.  OregonLive reports that stormwater and partially treated sewage overflowed Wednesday night for about 20 minutes.  The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services says it may be two days before the water is safe in the area of North Portland Road.  The overflow reportedly happened when an automatic gate didn't work properly.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into an RV fire in Beaverton.  Firefighters responded to the 12000 block of Southwest Allen Boulevard last night.  Crews were able to prevent the flames from spreading to nearby homes.  No injuries have been reported.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A Vancouver, Washington dad is facing charges after allegedly assaulting his 5-month-old son.  Police arrested 36-year-old Aaron Thornewood Tuesday on charges of second-degree domestic violence child assault.  He pleaded not guilty to the charge in court yesterday.  Authorities say his son needed brain surgery to stop the bleeding and to remove a blood clot.  Thornewood says his son received the injury from his two other sons while they were arguing over a toy.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland high school is shutting down its field and other athletic facilities due to an antibiotic-resistant form of staph infection.  OregonLive reports that a student at Wilson High is infected with the disease known as MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.  The district learned over the weekend of the infection and called for the affected areas to be disinfected.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing man who may be battling a mental health crisis.  Police say 35-year-old Nathan Haynes of Maine was last seen Monday night walking near Lolo Pass Road near Zigzag.  Police say he doesn't have his cell phone or any supplies.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact police.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Some new research out of Oregon State University shows that requiring physical activity classes encourages inactive students to be more active.  OSU researchers studied over 950 students from two universities and asked them to fill out surveys about their physical activity.  Results showed that students who were forced to take physical activity classes felt less motivated to be active, but suggested those requirements were helping students who wouldn't normally be active get active.  The results also showed that students became more motivated as they got older.



(Portland, OR)  --  A hate crime investigation is underway in northeast Portland after someone etched a racial slur onto a woman's car.  Police say the woman's car was sitting in her driveway on Northeast Prescott Street yesterday when the vandal hit.  The car was also reportedly smeared with paint.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says it's tracking a cougar that killed a Gresham woman who was hiking near Mount Hood.  Department officials say they sent some of the cougar's DNA to a lab for testing yesterday.  They plan to use mules and dogs to try to track down the cougar and kill it.  Diana Bober was hiking along the Hunchback Trail near the Zigzag Ranger Station last week when the cougar attacked her.  It's the first fatal cougar attack on a human in the wild in Oregon's recorded history.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Department of Homeland Security is confirming Senator Jeff Merkley's accusation that President Trump siphoned money from FEMA to fund ICE arrests.  The Washington Post reports that Merkley made public a Homeland Security document Tuesday which details the reallocation of nearly ten-million dollars in public funds.  The money reportedly came from FEMA programs aimed at preparation, response and recovery associated with hurricanes.  A DHS tweet confirmed the reallocation but said it did not affect emergency response.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A man is hospitalized with serious injuries after being hit by a car while walking in Vancouver.  Police say the man was walking near South Andresen Road and MacArthur Boulevard yesterday afternoon when he was struck.  Police say the driver stayed at the scene and did not appear to be impaired.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for two men accused of robbing a Burger King at gunpoint in southeast Portland.  Police say the men entered the restaurant on Southeast Division Street near 122nd Avenue last night with guns and demanded money.  They then allegedly fled on foot.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  A huge factory in Northeast Portland is closing its doors and laying off all its employees.  Schmidt's Deodorant Company was sold last year to European company Unilever, forcing the closure of its factory.  All 57 employees at the factory will be laid off on October 31st.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Clark County Fire captain is facing charges after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue facility in Sherwood.  Court records show 52-year-old Scott Taube was arraigned in court yesterday on charges of third-degree sexual abuse and harassment.  He's accused of inappropriately touching a woman during a training exercise at the Sherwood facility in May.
 



(Seattle, WA)  --  Researchers are considering a new rescue operation to help the ailing southern resident orca J50.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it's considering a couple different approaches, including undergoing a hands-on physical examination of the whale.  Another option includes capturing J50 and taking her to a different location for a short-term rehabilitation stint.  NOAA is holding two public meetings in Washington state this weekend to hear the public's views on what should be done to help the orca.  The first meeting is scheduled for Saturday evening at Friday Harbor High School, and a second meeting is set for Sunday afternoon at the University of Washington's Haggett Hall Cascade Room.



(Oregon City, OR)  --  The Oregon City School District is receiving over 30-thousand dollars to invest into its music programs.  The Oregon Schools Foundation awarded the school district with the grant as part of the Metro grant to buy and maintain band instruments.  The Oregon Schools Foundation says it hopes the community will be inspired to donate as well and keep the city's music program thriving.



(Portland, OR)  --  A homeless man who stole the wedding ring off the finger of one of the men killed in last year's knife attack on a MAX train is facing new charges.  Court records show George Elwood Tschaggeny has been sentenced to 20 days in jail for violating his probation.  Tschaggeny pleaded guilty to theft, identity theft and tampering with physical evidence last November for taking the ring and a wallet off the body of Ricky Best, who was stabbed to death last May after standing up for a pair of Muslim women who were being harassed.  Tschaggeny has served one and a half months in prison for the crimes.



(Gresham, OR)  --  A popular roller skating rink is closing its doors after more than four decades.  Gresham Skateworld says they're closing for good after October 28th.  The skating rink has been in business at Northeast Kelley Avenue and Burnside Street for 44 years.



(Portland, OR)  --  No serious injuries are being reported following a fire at an apartment in northeast Portland.  Firefighters responded to the Ellington Apartments on Northeast 66th Avenue yesterday morning for a fire that started in a kitchen.  Fire officials say some residents were evaluated for smoke inhalation but no serious injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  Candidates in Oregon's race for governor are laying out their plans for the state's budget.  The Oregonian reports Democratic Governor Kate Brown supports business taxes to make the coffers grow, but her plan was knocked down by voters two years ago.  Her Republican challenger, Knute Buehler, insists that runaway personnel costs are the root of the problem.  Brown isn't saying how she plans to balance next year's budget, while Buehler contends the budget should start at zero, with each agency justifying their expenses.  Republicans introduced a zero-based budgeting proposal last year, and it didn't even get a hearing in the Legislature.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Vancouver Public Schools officials are revealing that elevated levels of radon were detected at two of their schools earlier this year.  The district sent out letters to parents yesterday informing them that tests conducted in February at Lieser School and McLoughlin Middle School showed elevated levels of the toxic gas.  Officials say they have resolved the problem at McLoughlin and that radon levels at Lieser are now below the EPA guidelines.



(Portland, OR)  --  No injuries are being reported following a two-alarm fire at an auto shop in southeast Portland.  Firefighters responded to Erick's Auto Tech on Southeast Stark Street just after midnight this morning to find the structure engulfed in flames.  Fire officials say the shop is a total loss.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Newtown Square, PA)  --  Tiger Woods is endorsing Nike's new ad narrated by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, calling it a "beautiful spot."  Woods made the comments while playing in the BMW Championship outside Philadelphia.  Woods explained Nike is trying to get out ahead of it and trying to do something special.  Woods adds Nike didn't talk with him about the ad before its release.



(Aloha, OR)  --  A man is behind bars after allegedly robbing a bank in Aloha.  Police arrested 32-year-old Brandon Ross Linder yesterday afternoon for the robbery at a U.S. Bank on Southwest Tualatin Valley Highway.  Police say Linder entered the bank and handed a teller a note demanding money before fleeing on foot.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into whether a body found off a hiking trail is that of a missing Gresham woman.  Police say deputies found a woman's body off Hunchback Trail yesterday.  Over the weekend, police found the car belonging to missing 55-year-old Diana Bober at the nearby Zigzag Ranger Station.  A pair of hikers found her backpack abandoned on a trail nearly two weeks ago.  Bober has been missing since August 29th.  Police say they're awaiting confirmation from the medical examiner on whether the body belongs to Bober.



(Depoe Bay, OR)  --  A Lake Oswego couple are dead after being swept out to sea near Depoe Bay.  Authorities say Miaochan Chen and Wenjun Zhu were hiking on some rocks Sunday when a wave washed over them.  Their ten-year-old daughter was not hurt.  A Coast Guard helicopter recovered the unresponsive couple, but they were pronounced dead at a hospital.  State police say the family had just recently emigrated from China.  The girl has been placed in a foster home.



(Portland, OR)  --  A fugitive is behind bars in Portland on child sex abuse and rape charges after 25 years on the run.  Police arrested 43-year-old Barrett Preston Busschau of South Africa Wednesday on a 1993 warrant for failing to appear in court.  He's accused of sexually abusing or raping four girls between the ages of ten and 15 in Clackamas and Washington counties.



(Portland, OR)  --  The search continues for a missing endangered man who police say could be heading to Seattle.  Police say 84-year-old Larry C. Nelson may have been suffering from a mental health crisis when he disappeared from his home in Milwaukie June 20th.  Family members tell police Nelson left his phone, glasses and keys behind and that he hasn't accessed his bank account since he disappeared.



(Clark County, WA)  --  Arraignment is scheduled today for the Washington state woman accused of pushing her juvenile friend off a 60-foot bridge into water below.  Clark County prosecutors say 18-year-old Taylor Smith is charged with reckless endangerment after forcibly pushing 16-year-old Jordan Holgerson off the bridge, despite Holgerson's hesitance to jump.  Court documents say Smith created a substantial risk of death or serious injury and could face as many as 364 days in jail and pay a fine of five-thousand-dollars.  Holgerson survived the fall, but broke several ribs and punctured at least one lung, along with sustaining other internal injuries.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  Beaverton-based Nike is facing a lawsuit over its alleged "toxic culture of sexual harassment and bullying."  The Oregonian reports that lawyers for New York litigant Shiva Stein filed the complaint in Multnomah County Circuit Court, seeking ten-million dollars in damages.  Nike co-founder Phil Knight is among the defendants, as are CEO Mark Parker and Trevor Edwards, who left the company this spring.  The lawsuit features numerous redactions insisted upon by Nike.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man found dead inside a burning car in north Portland.  Police say 28-year-old Andrew Hathaway died from homicidal violence.  Firefighters found his body while reporting to a vehicle fire on North Marine Drive early Wednesday morning.  Police say Hathaway was killed before the vehicle was set on fire.  A homicide investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is officially charged with murder for the shooting death of her husband at the Oregon Culinary Institute.  Court records show 68-year-old Nancy Crampton-Brophy appeared in court yesterday, where she was formally charged with one count of murder.  Police arrested her Wednesday for the June 2nd death of her husband Daniel Brophy, who was a well-loved instructor at the school.  Her next court appearance is set for September 17th.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Researchers are continuing to monitor the ailing southern resident orca J50 after administering another dose of antibiotics this week.  The Seattle Times reports researchers successfully used a dart rifle to administer more antibiotics on Monday.  Researchers were hoping to also administer a dewormer but didn't get the chance before J50 swam away.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland woman is suing her landlords after she was attacked by a raccoon at her home.  The suit filed by Heidi Schultz claims that the management at Wimbledon Square apartments allowed so much trash to pile up that it attracted vermin.  She was reportedly attacked by a raccoon a year ago as she walked her Chihuahuas past the garbage.  She says a trip to the ER was required, where she suffered painful anti-rabies shots.  Her suit asks for 151-thousand dollars in damages.



(Portland, OR)  --  The wife of an Oregon Culinary Institute teacher who was shot to death on campus earlier this summer is facing charges for his murder.  Police arrested 68-year-old Nancy Crampton-Brophy yesterday for the shooting death of her husband, Daniel Brophy.  The 63-year-old Brophy died at the school on Southwest Jefferson Street June 2nd after being shot.  Crampton-Brophy is facing charges of murder and unlawful use of a weapon.



(Battle Ground, WA)  --  A 15-year-old boy is facing charges after allegedly stabbing another teen in a Walmart parking lot in Battle Ground, Washington.  Police responded to the store on Southwest 13th Avenue earlier this week to find a 17-year-old boy suffering from a stab wound to the abdomen.  The 15-year-old was also injured.  Both teens were hospitalized.



(Portland, OR)  --  The dates are set for a series of televised debates between Democratic Governor Kate Brown and her Republican challenger, Knute Buehler.  The three debates are scheduled for October 2nd and 9th in Portland, and October 4th in Medford.  Meanwhile, a Bend civic group isn't happy that the debates will all be west of the Cascade Mountains.  The City Club of Central Oregon had hoped to host a debate, which Buehler said he'd attend but Brown declined.



(Portland, OR)  --  No injuries are reported after a Portland Streetcar crashed into a truck in northeast Portland.  Police say the crash happened yesterday afternoon at Northeast 2nd and Weidler.  It's the second time a Portland Streetcar has crashed in the last three months.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  Beaverton-based Nike's new ad featuring Colin Kaepernick will air during the NFL season opener tonight.  Nike says the ad will run this week during the U.S. Open, Major League baseball games, college football, and during the season opener between the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles.  The ad features Kaepernick, who created a firestorm when he began kneeling during the national anthem before games to protest racial injustice.  A two-minute version of the ad showing now on Twitter features other prominent athletes as well, including LeBron James and Serena Williams.



(Tualatin, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing woman they say could be endangered.  Police say 65-year-old Cheryl Anne Loop was last seen Wednesday afternoon near her home in Tualatin.  Police say she may be suffering from an episode of dementia.  She's described as five-foot-three and 110 pounds with gray hair.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a man accused of breaking into a Portland-area tattoo shop and stealing thousands of dollars worth of equipment.  Police say the man broke into Ink Sick in Wood Village Tuesday night and stole six tattoo machines along with a power supply and other equipment.  The whole thing was caught on surveillance camera.  Police say he entered the shop by bashing a hole through the drywall.  A GoFundMe page has been set up for the owners, who say they're forced to shut the shop down until they can replace the equipment.



(Portland, OR)  --  Employee opinions are pushing buttons at a Portland Burgerville location.  The recently unionized staff have taken to wearing buttons that sum up their political leanings.  Ten workers were sent home last month when they wore badges that said, "Abolish ICE" and "No One Is Illegal."  OregonLive reports that a day later the company rescinded its rule, at least temporarily, taking the workers back and giving them back pay.  Now management is caught between workers who want to express themselves and customers who don't necessarily want a political confrontation where they eat.  The company is still trying to come up with a button plan that works for both sides.



(Portland, OR)  --  A 66-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly setting his own home on fire.  Police arrested Gumersindo Guavaracarlo yesterday morning for arson for the fire at his apartment on Southeast Holgate Boulevard.  Witnesses say he briefly barricaded himself inside the burning apartment before finally jumping out a window.  Guavaracarlo's roommate tells KATU-2 he'd been experiencing mental health issues over the past few months.



(Camas, WA)  --  A Gladstone woman is dead and her husband is in critical condition after a boat crash in Camas, Washington.  The Oregonian reports that the boat was being piloted by the husband Sunday night when it collided with another boat nearly head-on in the Columbia River.  The man who was operating the other boat was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.  Authorities say the men are not suspected of having been impaired, but the investigation continues.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  School starts today in the Vancouver Public Schools District after teachers voted to approve a contract.  The Vancouver Education Association says roughly 90-percent of their more than 15-hundred teachers voted to ratify the contract yesterday.  Teachers had been striking since last Wednesday amid contract negotiations.



(Undated)  --  President Trump says Beaverton-based Nike is sending a terrible message choosing Colin Kaepernick as the new face of its Just Do It ad campaign.  Trump told The Daily Caller Tuesday that maybe there's a reason for Nike doing it, but as far as messages go it's one that shouldn't be sent.  Kaepernick, a former NFL quarterback, was the first player to kneel during the national anthem two years ago to protest treatment of minorities in America.  Trump said that while he doesn't agree with Nike's decision, the freedom to make that choice is what the country is all about.  Trump has previously said players who kneel should be fired.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect after a man was shot in southeast Portland.  Police say the man called 9-1-1 just after midnight yesterday after being shot on Southeast Stark Street.  He was hospitalized with serious injuries.  The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team is investigating.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is underway into the discovery of a body inside a burning car in north Portland.  Firefighters found the body while fighting the fire early this morning in the 6200 block of North Marine Drive.  Homicide investigators are calling the death suspicious.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is charged with trespassing after allegedly being caught inside a furniture store after hours.  Police responded to City Liquidators on Southeast 3rd Avenue in Portland early yesterday morning after security personnel found the man inside the store.  Police arrested Errol Henderson on a charge of second-degree trespass.  Police say there was no sign of damage or theft and that it appears Henderson simply stayed inside the store after it closed for the night.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a man who used his pickup truck to push another car down the street in an apparent road rage incident in northeast Portland.  Frank Williams tells KATU-2 he was arriving at his home Sunday when he turned on his blinker and put his car into reverse to back into a parallel parking spot.  That's when the man who was closely following him in a GMC truck became impatient and rammed into him, pushing the small car down the block.  The whole thing was caught on surveillance camera.  Williams managed to snap a photo of the suspect.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  Hundreds of bike-share experts will be meeting in Portland this week.  The North American Bikeshare Association is set to kick off its four-day annual conference today.  It's the first time for Portland to play host to the event.  Workshops are expected to focus on the importance of data security, the industry's future and the role of electric-assist bikes.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a man accused of robbing a gas station in southeast Portland.  Police say the man entered the Astro Station on Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard late Saturday night and told employees he had a weapon.  He escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  Colin Kaepernick is helping Beaverton-based Nike celebrate the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" campaign.  Nike confirmed yesterday it's struck a new deal with the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback to be the face of their new ad campaign.  Kaepernick took to Twitter yesterday to post a picture of the new ad, which features his face with the text "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything."  Kaepernick already had a deal with Nike that was set to expire, but it was renegotiated into a multi-year deal.  Kaepernick began a wave of protests by NFL players two seasons ago, kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a deputy-involved shooting in Vancouver, Washington.  Police say it happened while deputies were responding to a hit-and-run crash in the Felida area of the Hazel Dell neighborhood late last night.  Deputies were pursuing the suspect when he crashed and fled on foot, prompting a deputy to open fire.  The suspect and one deputy were hospitalized for injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of grabbing a girl and a woman in two separate incidents in Aloha.  Police say an 11-year-old girl was walking to school Friday morning when a man approached her and asked to use her cellphone before trying to grab her by the backpack.  He ran off after a woman stopped to help the girl.  Then on Sunday night, police say a woman was walking when a man grabbed her from behind.  He fled after she screamed.  The girl tells police the man was wearing a yellow bandanna over his face.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says they've located the ailing orca J50 after losing sight of her over the weekend.  Biologists announced yesterday they'd spotted J50 with the rest of her family in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  Biologists became concerned after J50 failed to return to the Salish Sea with her family from the west coast of Vancouver Island over the weekend.



(Portland, OR)  --  A lawsuit blames Oregon's Department of Human Services for the sexual abuse of two girls.  OregonLive is reporting the five-million-dollar suit alleges the DHS moved a teen with a history of sex abuse into a foster home with two young sisters.  The complaint, filed Friday in Multnomah County Circuit Court, claims the state didn't supervise the boy and ignored the foster parents' warnings about him.  The 13-year-old allegedly fondled the five and seven-year-olds repeatedly for two months and raped one of them during that time.


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