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(Portland, OR)  --  A pedestrian is critically injured after being hit by a car in southeast Portland.  Police say the pedestrian was walking on Southeast Foster Road between 72nd and 68th avenues last night when the driver struck them.  They were taken to a hospital.  Police say the driver remained at the scene to cooperate with investigators.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a shooting that injured one person in southeast Portland.  Police say a man was shot last night at Southeast Powell Boulevard and 122nd Avenue.  The victim was taken to a hospital.  Police have not yet arrested a suspect.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State University is launching what it hopes will be the nation's largest research center devoted to the study of marijuana.  University officials announced yesterday that they will begin certifying hemp seed for planting in Oregon.  The Global Hemp Innovation Center will be based in OSU's College of Agricultural Sciences with research taking place across the state and world.



(Portland, OR)  --  An inmate has died at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla.  The Oregon Department of Corrections says 72-year-old Lloyd Roberts died Wednesday morning in the prison's infirmary.  It's not yet clear how he died.



(Portland, OR)  --  Governor Kate Brown is remembering the late Senator Jackie Winters as a "public servant at heart."  Brown spoke yesterday during a memorial service for Winters at the state Capitol.  Brown says Winters's passing can be felt throughout the state of Oregon.  Winters died from lung cancer last month at the age of 82.  She was the first and only African American to ever be elected as a Republican to the Oregon legislature.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police in southwestern Washington are searching for a man who's been missing for more than a month.  The Camas Police Department says 44-year-old Ryan Webb was last seen on May 7th, when he posted on Facebook that he was going on a road trip.  Police say his cell phone and banking activity have been inactive since May 14th.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is dead following a rollover crash near I-405.  Police say the crash happened last night near northbound I-405 near the U.S. 26 exit.  The crash shut down the highway's northbound lanes.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a deadly shooting in northeast Portland.  Police say one person was shot and killed last night at Northeast Marine Drive and Broughton Beach.  It's not yet clear what led to the shooting or whether police have identified a suspect in the case.



(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon is the latest state to join the National Popular State compact.  Governor Kate Brown signed the bill into law yesterday, making it the 15th state to join the compact that would award all of its Electoral College votes to the winner of the national popular vote in presidential elections.  The laws do not go into effect until the electoral votes of the states passing it equal 270 or more, the number needed to elect a president.  With Oregon added, that total is now 196.  Two recent presidents have been elected by the Electoral College who did not win the national popular vote, George W. Bush in 2000 and Donald Trump in 2016.



(Portland, OR)  --  A hiker is OK after becoming stranded on a rock piling at Ecola State Park.  The U.S. Coast Guard says the man was hiking in the area last night when he somehow ended up on the rock pilings and became stranded by the surrounding water and oncoming waves.  A Coast Guard crew airlifted him to safety.  The man was not injured.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing more than eight years behind bars after sexually abusing two children.  A judge sentenced 55-year-old Russell Morris to 100 months in prison for the abuse of two young girls in 2010 and in 2018.  Morris pleaded guilty to the charges.



(Portland, OR)  --  A motorcyclist is dead following a crash in Gresham.  Police say the victim was riding near Northeast Hogan Drive and Burnside yesterday afternoon when they collided with another vehicle.  No word yet on whether anyone else was injured.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Salem, OR)  --  A bill aimed at giving a greater voice to underrepresented populations in local elections is heading to the governor's desk.  House Bill 3310, also known as the Oregon Voting Rights Act, was passed by the legislature yesterday.  The bill passed in the Senate with a unanimous vote.  The bill creates a path and cause of action for school districts, education service districts and community college districts to structure their boards so that minority populations in their communities are represented.



(Medford, OR)  --  The countdown to the Medford fire chief's final day on the job has begun.  Chief Brian Fish announced yesterday that he will be stepping down for retirement effective December first.  The chief has been with the city of Medford for more than 30 years, and served as chief since 2014.  Fish will be aiding the City in recruiting, selecting and transitioning to a new chief in the coming months.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Wilsonville man is dead after being hit by a car while crossing a street in Salem.  Police say 27-year-old Marshall Leslie was using a crosswalk at Center Street Northeast and 12th Street Northeast Tuesday afternoon when an SUV ran a red light and crashed into him.  The driver remained on scene and cooperated with investigators.  Police believe the driver may have suffered a medical emergency that caused him to run the red light.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Washington County Sheriff's deputy is injured following a three-car crash in Aloha.  Police say the crash happened yesterday afternoon at Southwest 185th Avenue near Cascade Drive.  The deputy was rushed to a hospital, where doctors say he's expected to survive.  An investigation into the crash is ongoing.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly punching both a police officer and a Lyft driver in their faces.  The Vancouver Police Department says the Lyft driver picked the man up yesterday morning at the Pacific Pointe Apartments but eventually asked him to get out of the car because he was being "disruptive."  The passenger allegedly responded by punching the driver in the face and then stealing his hat before fleeing on foot.  Responding officers tracked the suspect to the Winco on Highway 99 and approached him, prompting him to allegedly punch one of the officers in the face.  Police arrested the man.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man who was shot and killed by police after allegedly holding a woman at knifepoint while threatening to detonate an explosive device in the Pearl District.  The Portland Police Bureau identifies the suspect as 38-year-old David Wayne Downs.  Officers responded to The Lovejoy building Sunday morning on reports that Downs was holding a woman hostage inside the building's stairwell.  Responding officers tried to speak to Downs before eventually opening fire, killing him.  The woman was hospitalized for injuries but is expected to be OK.  Police say they were not able to find any explosive devices on the premises.



(Portland, OR)  --  A registered nurse is facing charges after allegedly placing a hidden camera inside an employee-only bathroom at an assisted living facility for the elderly in Portland.  The Multnomah County District Attorney says 40-year-old Wade Eugene Little has been charged with two counts of second-degree invasion of personal privacy and three counts of second-degree attempted invasion of personal privacy.  He's accused of setting up a smartphone to record from inside a box of latex gloves inside a bathroom at the Providence ElderPlace Laurelhurst facility.  A nurse found the phone inside the bathroom in February and reported it.  Police searched the phone and found recordings of five female nurses using the bathroom. 



(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is lucky to be alive after her car was hit by gunfire in northeast Portland.  The Portland Police Department says the woman was inside her car near Northeast 9th and Emerson Street yesterday morning her car was struck by bullets.  The woman was not injured.  There's no word yet on what led to the shooting.  Police are still searching for a suspect.



(Salem, OR)  --  A statewide ban on single-use plastic bags is awaiting Governor Kate Brown's signature.  The measure was passed by the Senate yesterday in a 17 to 12 vote.  Similar bans are already in place in ten Oregon cities.  Businesses will be able to provide consumers with recycled paper bags or reusable plastic bags for a fee of at least five-cents, paid by the consumer. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are dismissing reports that a man tried to lure two children into his vehicle in Gresham.  The Gresham Police Department says they received two separate reports of a man attempting to lure two different eleven-year-old girls over the weekend.  Police say they've investigated the claims and determined that the reports were "not credible."  Police say there's no threat to the public.



(Portland, OR)  --  A former pastor in Lincoln City is facing sexual abuse charges.  Court records show 35-year-old Mitchell Houston Conte is charged with third-degree sodomy, sexual abuse, contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, first-degree online sexual corruption of a child and luring a child.  He's accused of engaging in a relationship with a 15-year-old girl.  Conte served as a pastor at Lincoln City's Oceanlake Christian Church for roughly ten months last year.  He was fired for reasons unrelated to the current investigation.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the discovery of a man's body near a burned out commercial warehouse in southeast Portland.  Portland Fire and Rescue says investigators found the body yesterday morning under a makeshift shelter near the warehouse.  Police have not yet identified the man or his cause of death.  The warehouse was burned Friday night in a three-alarm fire that took crews roughly two hours to extinguish. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Half a dozen people are seriously injured following a crash near Tillamook Bay.  The Tillamook County Sheriff's Office says six people were injured in the crash yesterday morning on Kilchis Forest Road.  Some of the victims are juveniles.  Police say all six people were inside a truck that went off the road and crashed into a gully.  An investigation into the crash is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  An empty hotel in Portland is being turned into a homeless shelter.  The shelter in the Briarwood Suites is expected to open by the end of this month and will be renamed Lilac Meadows.  Up to 40 families are expected to be housed there. 



(Crater Lake, OR)  --  A man is alive after falling 800 feet into Oregon's Crater Lake.  He fell into the dormant volcano Monday.  Rescue teams heard him yelling as they went down into the crater and airlifted him to a hospital in Bend.  His condition wasn't immediately available.  Last month, park officials warned that rocks and snow near the edge were unstable and a few people fall in every year.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are seeking the public's help in their search for a man accused of starting a fire in an apartment complex in northwest Portland.  Police say the man was caught on surveillance camera taking off his shirt and setting it on fire inside an apartment building on the afternoon of May 19th.  CrimeStoppers is offering a 25-hundred-dollar reward for information leading to an arrest.



(Portland, OR)  --  An empty motel in southeast Portland will soon be housing the homeless.  KATU-2 reports the Briarwood Suites on Southeast Powell Boulevard is being turned into a shelter for as many as 40 families.  The shelter will be named Lilac Meadows.  It's expected to open its doors by the end of this month.



(Medford, OR)  --  A pilot and passenger on board a small plane that went down in a Medford neighborhood are facing drug charges.  Zachary Moore and Matthew Thompson were able to walk away from the small plane crash Saturday and nobody on the ground was hurt.  The men were arrested Sunday night on drug charges and are being held in the Jackson County Jail. 



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State University is warning its female students to keep a watchful eye while walking around campus after someone posted videos on a porn website.  The videos do not show any faces of students, but do show the bodies of women from behind as they walk around campus.  The school notified the website and the videos were removed.  The more than 50 videos appear to have been shot near the school's main entrance in Corvallis in recent weeks.  The school said they don't normally ask a website to remove videos unless they are illegal, but said these videos were definitely creepy.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man is facing charges in connection to a hit-and-run crash that killed an elderly woman in northeast Portland.  Court records show Jaime Mendoza Chavez pleaded not guilty late last week to negligent homicide and failure to perform the duties of a driver.  Police say he struck and killed 82-year-old Sandy Bosch near North Fessenden and Polk Streets in early April.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the officer-involved shooting death of a suspect who was allegedly holding a woman at knifepoint while threatening to detonate an explosive device in the Pearl District.  The Portland Police Bureau says officers responded to The Lovejoy building yesterday morning for the incident inside the building's stairwell.  Police say responding officers found the man holding a woman hostage in the stairwell.  Officers tried to speak to the man before eventually opening fire, killing him.  The woman was hospitalized for injuries but is expected to be OK.  Police say they were not able to find any explosive devices on the premises.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a three-alarm fire that engulfed a commercial warehouse in southeast Portland.  Firefighters responded to the large blaze near Southeast 27th and Holgate late Friday night.  It took crews nearly two hours to extinguish the fire.  No injuries have been reported.



(Medford, OR)  --  Residents in a Medford subdivision are recovering from a scare after a small plane crashed there. KTVL reports the single engine craft had problems on its final landing approach to nearby Medford Airport Saturday afternoon.  The plane clipped some treetops and bounced off the roofs of several vehicles before sliding into resident Jim Porter's front yard.  No one on the ground was hurt but the pilot and passenger survived and were treated for minor injuries.



(Phoenix, OR)  --  Police are confirming the death of one of the original Mouseketeers inside his Phoenix, Oregon home.  The remains of 76-year-old Dennis Day were discovered April inside his home.  Police say the remains were so badly deteriorated that they were unable to identify them until now.  Day went missing in July of last year.  The official cause of death was not disclosed.  Day was a Mouseketeer in 1956 and 1957.  Unlike Annette Funicello and Bobby Burgess -- he did not continue in show business after the original series ended production in 1958.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect or group of suspects accused of crashing a pickup truck into a home in southeast Portland and then taking off on foot.  It happened just after 1 a.m. yesterday at a home on Southeast Lincoln Street.  Police say the truck crashed through a wall and right into the house.  No injuries were reported.



(undated)  --  Forecasters say hot temperatures could break records in Portland and on the rest of the West Coast this week.  Accuweather says temperatures could climb as high as 20-degrees above normal from California to Washington.  Portland could break records on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Meanwhile, communities from Medford to Spokane, Washington are warning residents to be ready for record heat by Wednesday.



(Bridal Veil, OR)  --  A popular trail is closed because of a cougar sighting.  The Oregon State Parks closed Angel's Rest Trail and the nearby Palmer Mill Road in Bridal Veil yesterday morning after a cougar was spotted in the area.  The closure is expected to last for at least 24 hours or until the animal is captured.  Multnomah County Sheriff's deputies fired at least one shot at the cougar this morning, but are unsure if they hit the animal.  A landowner reported two goats killed by a cougar in the same area last night.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are identifying human remains found in Fairview as a missing woman.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's office says the skeletal remains have been positively identified as Tiffany Bettis, also known as Melinda Smith.  She had been reported missing in March of 2015.  Her remains were found near Northeast 223rd and Northeast Marine Drive on May 20th.



(Seattle, WA)  --  A Portland man is recovering after being rescued from Washington State's Mount Rainier along with three other climbers.  Yevgeniey Krasnitskiy [[ yeh-GEV-nee kraz-NIST-skee ]] and his fellow climbers were stranded for three days at about 13-thousand-500-feet.  High winds blew away and destroyed their equipment, including their tent.  The weather also made it impossible for a helicopter to land to rescue them.  That was until yesterday morning, when a window of good weather opened and allowed a chopper to land and rescue the climbers.  All four were taken to the hospital to be treated for exposure.  Mount Rainier is about 75 miles southeast of Seattle.



(Great Falls, MT)  --  Hotshot firefighter crews from Oregon are joining Canadian crews to help them beat back the wildfires that have erupted in Alberta, Canada.  About 700-thousand acres have already burned, forcing the evacuations of 11-thousand people.  Oregon's Rogue River Hotshots joined four crews from Montana in leaving for Edmonton Wednesday.  Hotshot firefighters are specially trained in wildfire suppression.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  The City of Vancouver, Washington could soon be getting e-scooters.  City council members said Monday they'd like to move forward with talks about starting up an e-scooters pilot program.  Council members discussed the possibility of modeling their pilot program after one currently running in Portland.



(Portland, OR)  --  No injuries are reported after a pickup truck crashed into a bar in the Newport area.  The Newport Police Department says 26-year-old Alexander Price crashed into the Hoover's Bar and Grill off the Oregon Coast Highway in South Beach Wednesday night after falling asleep at the wheel.  Police believe he was driving north on the highway near Southeast Ferry Slip Road when he fell asleep and his vehicle began drifting off the road, eventually crashing into the bar.  Price was cited for careless driving but was otherwise unharmed.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man is among four mountain climbers stranded on Mount Rainier.  Park officials say Yevgeniey Krasnitskiy and his fellow climbers became stranded on the difficult Liberty Ridge route Monday afternoon after losing their climbing equipment and tent to high winds.  Poor weather conditions hampered rescue crews yesterday in their efforts to reach the climbers.  Crews are expected to try again today to rescue the group.



(Portland, OR)  --  Harry's Fresh Foods in Portland is moving to Everett, Washington.  The Oregonian reports the company is closing its Portland factory because it's too small and poorly managed.  The company plans to move its Portland operations to its site in Everett sometime this summer.  Nearly two-hundred employees will be laid off.



(Undated)  --  A 93-year-old Oregon man says he's not giving up on his quest to prove the existence of Bigfoot and Yeti.  Peter Byrne even got the FBI to analyze hair samples back in 1976, internal Bureau memos show.  Turns out, the hair belonged to a very non-mythical deer.  Byrne says he's been searching for evidence of the creatures since 1946, both here and high in the Himalayas.  Byrne says he's been fascinated with these stories since he was a child.



(Salem, OR)  --  Governor Kate Brown will decide if Oregon should join the National Popular Vote compact.  It's a move that supporters say would modernize how the president is elected and ensure that every vote is counted equally.  Senate Bill 870 landed on Governor Brown's desk yesterday after the Oregon House approved the measure.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a shooting in downtown Portland.  The Portland Police Department says officers responded to the area of Southwest 13th Avenue and Southwest Clay Street Tuesday night on reports of gunfire.  Responding officers found evidence of gunfire but haven't been able to track down any victims.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is injured following a shooting in southeast Portland.  Police say the shooting happened yesterday in a Fred Meyer parking lot on Southeast Division Street.  Police found a suspect at the scene and arrested them.  The victim is recovering in a hospital.



(Salem, OR)  --  A bill aimed at banning the killing of coyotes for competition is moving to the Oregon House.  The Senate approved the bill yesterday.  It bans coyote hunting contests, competitions, tournaments or derbies for prizes or other inducements.  It also requires hunters to forfeit remains of coyotes killed during banned events to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.  Senate Bill 723 does not place a ban on the killing of coyotes by ranchers or farmers protecting their livestock.



(Sacramento, CA)  --  Medical schools at UC-Davis and Oregon Health & Science University will soon be working together to expand access to quality medical care in the rural areas between Portland and Sacramento.  Dr. Mark Henderson from the UC-Davis School of Medicine says the partnership addresses a shortage of doctors in these areas.  The California Oregon Medical Partnership to Address Disparities in Rural Education and Health, or COMPADRE for short, is being funded by a five-year, 1.8 (M) million dollar grant from the American Medical Association.



(Portland, OR)  --  A bar in southeast Portland is apologizing after security guards there forcefully removed a transgender person from the women's bathroom.  White Owl Social Club issued an apology on Facebook yesterday and added it has fired the two security guards involved in the incident.  Alex Schwarting tells KATU she was looking for an open stall in the women's bathroom at the bar Saturday when a security guard grabbed her and dragged her out by force.  Schwarting says she is in the process of transitioning into a man but is still legally female and still uses the pronouns she and her.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a drive-by shooting in Wilsonville.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says a house was struck by at least two bullets in the shooting early yesterday morning on Southwest Stafford Road.  No injuries were reported.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Netarts, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man who was killed in a paragliding crash at Cape Lookout State Park.  Oregon State Police say Gary Mudrow of Beaverton died Sunday after his paraglider crashed into the ocean.  He was pulled from the water and medics began CPR.  He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are looking to reunite a large sum of money with whoever left it behind on a MAX train last month.  TriMet says crew members were working on a train on May 9th when they found ten-thousand dollars in cash hidden under a seat.  TriMet handed the cash over to the Beaverton Police Department, which says they haven't been able to connect the cash to any crimes.  KATU-2 reports that if no one claims the money, it will likely end up going into the City of Beaverton's General Fund.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police in Washington County are searching for suspects after someone shot a horse in the head near Cornelius.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the horse was grazing in a pasture along Southwest Riedweg Road Sunday night when someone shot it in the head and leg.  The horse was rushed into surgery and is expected to survive its injuries.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  A bicyclist is dead following a crash with a convertible in Tigard.  Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue says the male bicyclist was struck last night at Highway 99 and Southwest Gaarde Street.  Police say the driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.



(Salem, OR)  --  A bill which voids marijuana-related convictions is heading to Governor Kate Brown's desk.  The Oregon House passed Senate Bill 420 yesterday, allowing a person convicted of marijuana possession, delivery, and manufacturing offenses that are no longer crimes under current law to apply to have their convictions set aside.  If signed by Governor Brown, eligible offenses must have occurred before July 1, 2015.



(Seattle, WA)  --  A U.S. appeals court is rejecting an appeal brought by three University of Oregon basketball players who said they were discriminated against when they were kicked out of school over rape allegations.  A female student accused Dominic Artis, Damyean Dotson and Brandon Austin of raping her at a party in 2014.  No criminal charges were filed and the three maintained the sexual contact was consensual, but the school dismissed them over code-of-conduct violations.  The players sued in 2015, saying they suffered gender discrimination, among other claims and a federal judge threw out their lawsuit. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld that decision yesterday stating that the three failed to make a plausible claim of discrimination.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Police Bureau is delaying the start of its body camera pilot program.  The bureau was supposed to start testing out body cameras on its officers this month.  However, the bureau announced yesterday that it has not yet selected which body camera companies it wants to test on its officers.  Once the bureau does make its selections, they will be tested on officers from the Central Precinct and the bureau's traffic divisions.



(Salem, OR)  --  A bill that expands the state's so-called revenge porn law is heading to Governor Kate Brown's desk.  The Senate passed House Bill 2393 yesterday.  It closes a loophole of the bill which makes it illegal to share nude photos or videos of another person without their permission on the internet.  The new law removes the distribution method requirement so it can also include sharing the images through text message, email, and other means. 



(Portland, OR)  --  A motorcyclist is dead following a crash near Estacada.  Oregon State Police say 23-year-old Tigard resident Bailey Carlberg was riding his motorcycle west on Highway 224 Sunday afternoon when he lost control while navigating a curve in the road.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.



(Salem, OR)  --  Three teenagers are dead following an alleged DUI crash in Salem.  Police say the crash happened late Sunday night when a suspected drunk driver ran a red light at Salem Parkway and Cherry Avenue, slamming into another vehicle.  Three teens inside the other vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.  Police have identified them as 19-year-old Trinity Watt, 19-year-old Madison Capobianco and 18-year-old Makayla Tryon.  Police identify the suspected drunk driver as 25-year-old Juan Carlos Rodríguez Palacios and say his blood alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit at the time of his arrest.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are seeking the public's help in their search for two teenage girls accused of pepper-spraying a Safeway employee after trying to shoplift from the store.  The Portland Police Bureau released a surveillance photo of the two girls yesterday.  Police say they tried to steal more than one-thousand-dollars' worth of personal care items from a Safeway in late April before store employees caught them and asked them to leave.  The teens then began threatening store employees before pepper-spraying a store manager outside the Safeway.  Police say they fled the scene in a white Kia.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Police Bureau is searching for a man accused of breaking into a woman's home and pinning her down with a chair.  KATU-2 reports the man broke into the woman's home on Northeast 32nd and Killingsworth Sunday night.  He then allegedly used a chair to push her onto a couch and pin her there.  The man fled the home after the woman's son-in-law rushed into the room and yelled at him.



(Salem, OR)  --  Democratic Senator Ron Wyden is joining a group of 13 senators across the nation in calling for a federal investigation into the 2020 Census.  The group sent a letter to the inspectors general of the departments of Justice and Commerce raising concerns over new evidence dealing with a citizenship question.  This letter follows previous efforts by Wyden to push back against Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross's decision to add the citizenship question to the Census.



(Portland, OR)  --  A 7-month-old baby is dead and a toddler is critically injured following an alleged DUI crash in Boardman.  Oregon State Police say 39-year-old Veronica Andrade was driving east on I-84 early yesterday morning when her vehicle veered to the right and rolled.  An infant in Andrade's car was killed, and a 3-year-old was rushed to a Portland hospital.  Police arrested Andrade on charges of first-degree manslaughter, DUII, reckless driving, reckless endangering and first-degree assault.  Andrade's relationship to the children is not yet clear.



(Sacramento, CA)  --  Governor Kate Brown is joining California Governor Gavin Newsom and Washington Governor Jay Inslee in calling for stronger reproductive health laws.  The letter says states must put their own protections in place to defend every American's right to reproductive freedom.  The governors are calling for stronger protections in statute and state constitutions.  They say Roe vs Wade is settled law, and efforts by a handful of states to undermine federal law are unconstitutional.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of prowling for cars in southeast Portland.  The Portland Police Bureau says the man was spotted breaking into a car near Division Street and Southeast 69th Avenue Saturday afternoon.  The man allegedly drove the car a short distance down the road and then jumped out, fleeing police on foot.
 



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police in Vancouver are seeking the public's help in their search for a missing elderly couple.  The Vancouver Police Department says Crystil and Wesley Cherry were reported missing yesterday.  They were last seen leaving their Vancouver home Saturday night.  They're said to be driving a white 2000 Honda CRV.



(Portland, OR)  --  At least one person is dead following a crash in Salem.  Police say the crash happened late last night on northbound Salem Parkway at Cherry Avenue.  All northbound lanes were closed early this morning.  Police say the investigation is expected to continue through the morning.



(Portland, OR)  --  The largest food cart pod in downtown Portland is slated to close at the end of the month.  City Center Parking sent out a letter to food cart owners late last week saying the pod will shut down by June 30th to make way for a major development project.  All vendor contracts will be terminated by that date.


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