(Portland, OR) -- Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson is facing a felony riot charge in connection to a massive May Day brawl outside Cider Riot in northeast Portland. KATU reports Gibson said he was preparing to turn himself in to authorities yesterday. Police have already arrested four people in connection to the riot, which involved roughly 60 people.
(Portland, OR) -- One person is dead following a five-vehicle crash near Hillsboro. Police say the crash happened yesterday morning on Highway 26 at the Helvetia Road exit. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a semi-truck jack-knifed and crashed, causing another vehicle to roll over. The driver of the rolled vehicle died at the scene. Three other vehicles suffered minor damage.
(Portland, OR) -- A former volunteer at a high school in Beaverton is accused of trying to lure a minor. Police say 61-year-old Lake Oswego resident Gregory Anderson has been indicted on one count of online sexual corruption of a child along with two counts of luring a minor and third-degree attempted sodomy. Police arrested him after an undercover officer posed as a 15-year-old boy online and set up a meeting. Anderson was a volunteer at Wilson High School.
(Portland, OR) -- A man accused of opening fire inside the Foster Farms food plant in Corvallis might plead not guilty by reason of insanity. Court documents show that lawyers for 22-year-old Adrian Nickerson of Albany are working on a possible insanity defense. Nickerson is accused of threatening to blow up the building and then opening fire inside a women's restroom at the plant on July 18th. No one was injured. Police say Nickerson was a temporary employee at the plant.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are gearing up for tomorrow's right-wing rally and left-wing counterprotest in downtown Portland. Law enforcement officers from the Portland Police Bureau as well as Oregon State Police and the FBI will be out in force in an attempt to keep the peace. The rally is being organized by a member of the Proud Boys, who have been designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group. Former InfoWars staffer Joe Biggs is also involved in the organization of the rally. The home-grown Rose City Antifa is expected to counterprotest.
(Albany, OR) -- Two people are injured following an explosion at a manufacturing business in Albany. The Statesman Journal reports the explosion happened yesterday morning at Selmet Inc. on Seven Mile Lane. The company manufactures titanium castings for aerospace parts. Two employees were injured in the blast, and one of them was hospitalized in critical condition. An investigation is ongoing.
(Beaverton, OR) -- Police are releasing the identity of a Beaverton School District employee who was killed in a fall from the roof of Westview High School. Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue says Jerry Syverson was painting the school's roof Wednesday afternoon when the scissor lift he was working from fell over. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Syverson had been working with the district for four years. An investigation is ongoing.
(Waldport, OR) -- A baby humpback whale that became stranded along the Oregon coast in Waldport has been euthanized. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the baby beached whale was sedated and then humanely euthanized yesterday. Authorities are planning a necropsy to see how the whale died.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are releasing the identities of a man and woman found dead in the Mt. Hood National Forest. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says deputies and the U.S. Forest Service found the bodies 42-year-old Stacy Jean Rickerd and 43-year-old Jeremy David Merchant Monday morning in the forest near Estacada. Police say the two died from homicidal violence. Police are still searching for a suspect. Police say a dog was also found alive at the scene and is now being cared for by family members of the victims.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into a shooting outside a strip club in southeast Portland. Police say the shooting happened early yesterday morning outside the Guilty Pleasures strip club on Southeast 136th Avenue. Investigators say they found blood and shell casings at the scene but were unable to find a victim.
(Portland, OR) -- A Beaverton School District employee is dead after falling from the roof of Westview High School. Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue says the man was painting the school's roof yesterday afternoon when the scissor lift he was working from fell over. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
(Portland, OR) -- Burgerville employees will soon be getting holiday pay. KATU reports the Vancouver, Washington-based fast food chain will start paying its workers time-and-a-half for company-recognized holidays starting on Labor Day. The company-recognized holidays include National Cheeseburger Day, which falls on September 18th.
(Portland, OR) -- Police say they've arrested a man accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at two homes in Southeast Portland. Police arrested 27-year-old Jesse David Bennett yesterday for the attacks earlier this week, which police are investigating as bias crimes. The Portland Police Bureau says the first home was struck Monday afternoon in the 39-hundred block of Southeast 104th Avenue. The second house was hit Tuesday morning. Monday's victim says they received a text from a strange number saying they were targeted because of their sexual orientation. No injuries were reported.
(Portland, OR) -- Police say they've made another arrest in connection to a massive May Day brawl outside Cider Riot in northeast Portland. The U.S. Marshals Service arrested 29-year-old Mackenzie Lewis yesterday on a riot charge. He's accused of taking part in a large fight involving roughly 60 people on May 1st at Northeast 8th Avenue and Couch Street. On Tuesday, police arrested Christopher Ponte in connection to the riot after he turned himself in to authorities. Police arrested Ian Kramer and Matthew Cooper last week for allegedly hitting a woman with a baton and knocking her unconscious during the riot. The alleged assault was partially recorded on video.
(Gresham, OR) -- A new study says Gresham drivers are some of the worst in the country. Auto insurance comparison website Insurify ranks Gresham 13th on its list of the 20 U.S. cities with the worst drivers. The study looked at factors like driving-related deaths and the number of drivers with prior incidents. Loveland, Colorado was ranked the worst.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing a decade behind bars after attacking a stranger with a hatchet in northeast Portland. A judge sentenced 34-year-old Eric Saia yesterday to ten years in prison for the attack last October. Saia pleaded guilty in the case. Police say he rode his bicycle up to a man who was walking his dog on October 7th and told him to "drop his stash" before proceeding to hit him on the head with a hatchet. The victim survived but needed several surgeries.
(Portland, OR) -- Portland police are mobilizing this weekend to prevent clashes between out-of-state far-right groups and the homegrown anti-fascists who oppose them. Portland leaders are planning a major law enforcement presence for Saturday's rally on the heels of similar events that turned violent, and the recent hate-driven shooting in El Paso, Texas. The rally is being organized by a member of the Proud Boys, who have been designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group. Being that PPD are expecting counter-protestors, none of the city's nearly one-thousand police officers will have the day off, and Portland will get help from the Oregon State Police and the FBI.
(Portland, OR) -- Authorities are searching for suspects after someone threw Molotov cocktails at two Southeast Portland homes in what police believe may have been hate crimes. The Portland Police Bureau says the first home was struck Monday afternoon in the 39-hundred-block of Southeast 104th Avenue. The second house was hit yesterday morning. Monday's victim says they received a text from a strange number saying they were targeted because of their sexual orientation. Police are investigating the attacks as bias crimes. No injuries were reported.
(Vancouver, WA) -- A physical education teacher in Vancouver is accused of sexually abusing a young student. Police arrested 60-year-old Jerry Miller late last week. He's accused of groping a 5th grade student at Ellsworth Elementary School.
(Salem, OR) -- All of the eggs produced in Oregon will be cage-free by 2024. Governor Kate Brown signed the bill into law on Monday. It requires all eggs that come from large farms and that are sold in Oregon to come from chickens that weren't housed in cramped quarters. Eggs will likely cost more, but supporters say this is about being humane. The move means the entire west coast will soon be a cage-free zone.
(Portland, OR) -- The 30-year-old sister of a Portland State University student-athlete is pleading not guilty in his shooting death. KATU reports Tamena Strickland pleaded not guilty yesterday to one count of murder with a firearm and two counts of attempted murder with a firearm. Police arrested Strickland August 2nd for the shooting death of 22-year-old Deante Strickland earlier that day. The siblings' grandmother and other sister were injured in the shooting. Family members tell KGW8 Tamena entered a home on Northeast 42nd Avenue near Ainsworth Street Friday afternoon and shot the three family members.
(Portland, OR) -- Two people are displaced following a house fire in Beaverton. Firefighters responded to the home on Southwest 150th Avenue yesterday afternoon. Two firefighters were treated for heat-related issues, but no serious injuries were reported. The home is considered a total loss. It's not yet clear what sparked the blaze.
(Salem, OR) -- Starting this school year, Oregon's students will be allowed up to five mental health days. The Mental Health Days bill was signed into law, and supporters say it will provide needed support for kids of all ages. The law allows up to five days in a three-month period. In addition, classes on mental health will be implemented into schools' curriculum.
(Beaverton, OR) -- Beaverton-based Nike is entering the footwear subscription business. The retailer launched its Nike Adventure Club yesterday, which allows parents to order shoes for children ages two to ten as often as they want. There are three monthly tiers to choose from ranging in price from 20-dollars to 50-dollars. Nike will send out an email to pick from a selection of about 100 Nike and Converse styles.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing hate crime charges after allegedly assaulting three Latino men as they left a gay club in the Old Town/Chinatown district. The Multnomah County District Attorney's office says 58-year-old Robert Oden is the first person to be charged under Oregon's new bias crime law. Police say Oden punched the three men several times early Saturday morning outside the nightclub CC Slaughters while yelling at them and using homophobic language. He then allegedly told them to go back to their country after they managed to escape. Oregon's new bias crime law went into effect last month and allows prosecutors to charge Oden with a felony. Previously, a felony charge for such crimes required two or more attackers to be involved.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into the discovery of a man's body at the Oregon Zoo. The Portland Police Bureau says 62-year-old Carl Stanley Ross Senior was found dead yesterday morning inside a construction site for the zoo's new rhino exhibit. Police say Ross had been reported missing on Saturday. It's not yet clear how he died.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a man and a woman accused of assaulting two paramedics in north Portland. Police say 38-year-old Tracy Lynn Casey and an unidentified man attacked the paramedics at a MAX station along Interstate Avenue early yesterday morning. The paramedics say they had just placed Casey in the back of the ambulance when she suddenly changed her mind and said she didn't want to go to the hospital. She then allegedly punched one of the medics in the face, while the man pepper-sprayed the other one. The man fled the scene, but police arrested Casey on assault charges and released her. Police say she failed to show up for her arraignment hearing yesterday afternoon.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into the discovery of two bodies in the Mount Hood National Forest. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says deputies and the U.S. Forest Service found the bodies of a man and a woman yesterday morning in the forest near Estacada. A dog was also found alive at the scene and is now being cared for by County Dog Services. Police say they're investigating the man and woman's deaths as suspicious.
(Portland, OR) -- A woman is dead following a two-vehicle crash in southeast Portland. Police say the crash happened early yesterday morning near Southeast Division Street and Southeast 112th Avenue. One woman was rushed to a hospital, where she died. KATU reports police arrested the other driver after conducting a field sobriety test on him.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are releasing the identity of a man accused of shooting and injuring two Washington County Sheriff's deputies. Dante James Halling remains hospitalized after exchanging gunfire with the two deputies on August 8. It started when the deputies responded to a home near Henry Hagg Lake for reports of a man stealing long gun rifles out of a locked cabinet on the property. One of the deputies remains in a hospital with serious injuries, while the second has already been released.
(Gresham, OR) -- A 15-year-old boy is dead after drowning in the Sandy River at Oxbow Park. Police say the boy's family called 9-1-1 yesterday afternoon after he disappeared under the water's surface while swimming. Crews recovered his body around 7 p.m. It's the second time a child has drowned at the park in less than a month. A 7-year-old boy died after drowning in the river two weeks ago today. Gresham Fire officials are reminding swimmers to always wear a lifejacket in rivers and other waterways.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing several charges after intentionally driving into the Clackamas River with his wife in the passenger seat. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested Daniel Wayne Findley early Saturday morning on charges of second-degree attempted assault, reckless endangering and failure to perform the duties of a driver with injury. Police say Findley drove into the river last Thursday and then swam out to the middle of the river and floated downstream. His wife was able to escape the vehicle and suffered only minor injuries. Deputies found Findley in "disheveled condition" near Highway 224 and 197th Avenue and arrested him.
(Portland, OR) -- Governor Kate Brown has signed Oregon's new family and medical leave legislation into law. Under House Bill 2005, workers can take up to 12 weeks of paid time off that can be used to care for a newborn, help a family member recover from serious illness or stay home with a newly-adopted or foster child. The law also extends the same privileges to illegal immigrants and part-time workers.
(Eugene, OR) -- Hundreds of demonstrators and counter-protestors gathered in Eugene over the weekend for the "God, Guns and Liberty" rally. Pro-gun rally members outnumbered the counter-protestors, who chanted during the event on Saturday. There were a few shouting matches and some pushing-and-shoving, but people on both sides broke things up and maintained order. Eugene Police say the rally was mostly peaceful. One man was arrested for disorderly conduct.
(Portland, OR) -- A little girl is safely back home after being found wandering around Beaverton by herself. Police say officers found Majesty wandering alone near Southwest Discovery and Audubon Street shortly after noon yesterday. Police were able to reunite her with her parents later that day.
(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services is warning the public to avoid contact with the Willamette River following a major sewage overflow. The bureau says heavy rain on Saturday caused about 60-thousand gallons of combined sewage to overflow into the river at Northwest 110th Avenue and Northwest Front Avenue. Officials say the overflow is comprised of about 20-percent sewage and 80-percent stormwater. Residents are advised to avoid contact with the river around the Port of Portland Terminal Four and Linnton through today.
(Seaside, OR) -- A man is facing possible charges after allegedly stealing someone's pickup truck during a fight and then crashing it. Seaside Police say the suspect was arguing with the truck's owner at Circle Creek Campground Saturday when he jumped into the vehicle and took off. Police later found the truck crashed on Highway 101 near Cannon Beach with Johnathan Kvale inside the cab. It's not yet clear if he was arrested.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is charged with murder in connection to a deadly shooting in the Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood. A grand jury indicted 23-year-old Willie Mitchell on a murder charge late last week for the shooting in April. Police say Mitchell shot and killed 29-year-old Trayontay Jones April 19th near Northwest 4th and Couch Street. Police arrested him a few days after the incident.
(El Paso, TX) -- An armed man detained and released by police in El Paso last Wednesday says he plans to visit Portland next weekend. Thomas Bartram told NBC News he planned to be part of the August 17th demonstration organized by members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing groups. Bartram was pulled over by police in El Paso and detained after he was seen driving by a migrant community center several times, brandishing a gun. Officers released him because he hadn't committed a crime.
(Gaston, OR) -- Two Washington County Sheriff's deputies are injured following a shootout with a suspect near Gaston. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the shootout happened yesterday afternoon while deputies were responding to a reported theft in progress. Police say the suspect stole two guns from a homeowner in the area and then took off. Deputies located him off Southwest Scoggins Valley Road, and gunshots were exchanged. Police say the suspect was also shot. There's no word on his condition.
(Portland, OR) -- Two people are dead after a boom lift fell over at Pendarvis Farm in Clackamas County. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says the two workers were taking down rigging for a shade installation for last weekend's Pickathon Music Festival when the boom lift they were in fell. Attempts to resuscitate the workers were unsuccessful.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is accused of trying to help his twin brother smuggle drugs into the Multnomah County Jail. A sergeant reported finding small baggies of heroin and meth, labeled "stripper girl" on jail property Monday. When detectives questioned Laif Becherer on Tuesday he reportedly admitted to helping his twin brother bring drugs into the jail. The brothers are facing several drug-related charges.
(Vancouver, WA) -- Vancouver Lake is once again safe for swimming. Clark County health officials say recent water tests showed decreased levels of toxic blue-green algae. However, officials say the algae isn't gone completely, so people should avoid areas of the lake that have a "scummy" appearance. Officials also advise residents to avoid the Burnt Creek Inlet, which still has high levels of the toxic algae.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a man they say intentionally drove into the Clackamas River with his wife. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says the man drove his van into the river yesterday afternoon with his wife in the passenger seat. The woman was able to escape the vehicle and suffered only minor injuries. Police say the man was last seen swimming out to the middle of the river and then floating downstream.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing rape charges after allegedly being found with a teenage runaway and her infant child. Police in Woodburn arrested Olivio Cardona-Sales Tuesday on three counts of sexual abuse and five counts of third-degree rape. Police say he was "in a relationship" with the 14-year-old girl, who family members say left home several days ago. Police found her with her baby in an apartment with Cardona-Sales on North Pacific Highway.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a 72-year-old Milwaukie woman who's been missing for more than a week. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says Eloise Murphy was last seen July 30th in the Oak Grove area. Police say she often travels into Portland via TriMet and has been known to travel with her "overweight black cat" tucked into a children's stroller. Anyone who knows her whereabouts is urged to contact police.
(Salem, OR) -- Fire crews say sprinklers did their job and put out a fire at Salem Health Hospital yesterday morning. Smoke was reported at the building at 6:30 a.m., and by the time firefighters got there the sprinklers were already spraying water. The source of the smoke came from inside an elevator shaft. The building suffered smoke and water damage and patients were relocated.
(Gresham, OR) -- Police are searching for an endangered 1-year-old baby girl. The Gresham Police Department says 12-month-old Phoenix Burks was last seen late last week with her mother, Raemi Carter. A court ordered that the child be placed into protective custody last Thursday. Police say Carter fled with the child after being contacted by the Department of Human Services.
(Portland, OR) -- A wanted felon who went missing after cutting off his ankle monitor is back in custody. Police arrested 37-year-old Walter Kraemer yesterday and booked him on multiple charges, including burglary, theft and felon in possession of a firearm. He was out of prison on felony probation when he cut off his monitor on July 22nd.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a Vancouver woman who went missing at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Police say Elizabeth Lee was on her way to catch a flight back to Portland Monday when she disappeared. She's described as five-foot-two and 150 pounds with blue eyes and blond hair.
(Portland, OR) -- Arraignment is scheduled today for a Patriot Prayer group member accused of hitting a woman with a baton and knocking her unconscious during a large May Day brawl outside Cider Riot. Police arrested 45-year-old Ian Kramer yesterday for the assault during a fight involving roughly 60 people on May 1st at Northeast 8th Avenue and Couch Street. Cellphone video of the brawl obtained by KATU shows Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson and several other people sparring with members of another group wearing handkerchiefs over their mouths. A woman is seen walking up to Gibson's group before apparently being struck off-camera and falling to the ground. Police say they're still searching for a second suspect named Matthew Cooper.
(Portland, OR) -- A Portland man is recovering from injuries after being stabbed near the Springwater Corridor Trail. Police say the man was walking near Southeast 21st Avenue and Southeast Marion Street Monday when 39-year-old Roger Yates attacked and stabbed him. The man suffered a deep wound to the arm and needed stitches. Yates lives on the corridor and allegedly told investigators he was high on drugs when he attacked the man.
(Portland, OR) -- A celebration of life is scheduled next week for a Portland State University student-athlete who was allegedly shot to death by his older sister. PSU officials say the public is welcome to attend the memorial scheduled next Wednesday for 22-year-old Deante Strickland. Police have arrested 30-year-old Tamena Strickland for the shooting last Friday that killed Deante and injured two of the siblings' relatives. She's charged with one count of murder with a firearm and two counts of attempted murder with a firearm. Deante played basketball for PSU and was gearing up to join the football team on the field this fall.
(Salem, OR) -- Police are releasing the identity of a 16-year-old who was shot to death in Salem's Englewood Park. Police say Ishaq Saleem of Keizer was shot shortly after midnight Sunday morning. He was rushed to a hospital, where he died from his injuries. Police have not yet released any suspect information.
(Eagle Point, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into a toddler's death in southern Oregon. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says two-year-old Alivia Rose Allen was found unresponsive on Monday afternoon. The girl was airlifted to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. A cause of death has not yet been determined.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a wanted felon who allegedly cut off his ankle monitor. Police believe 37-year-old Walter William Kraemer could be in the Salem area. Authorities say he was out of prison on felony probation when he cut off his ankle monitor on July 22nd. Police say he's armed and dangerous.
(Portland, OR) -- A pair of hikers are safe after becoming stranded on some rocks about 40 feet above shore in Lincoln County. The Coast Guard says the hikers became stranded near Cascade Head last night. A Coast Guard crew airlifted the men to safety. No injuries were reported.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are releasing the identity of a woman who was struck and killed by a driver in Salem. Police say 59-year-old Linda Adamson was killed in the crash Monday morning near Owens Street and Liberty Street Southeast. Police say she was walking across Owens Street when an SUV crashed into her. She was declared dead at the scene. Police say the driver is cooperating with investigators.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing charges after allegedly breaking into several cars and stealing items in Washington County. Sheriff's deputies arrested 19-year-old Patrick Nickels yesterday for the string of thefts in the Sylvan area off Barnes Road. Police say he stole several items from cars in the neighborhood, including various tools, electronics, food and a glass bong. He's also accused of damaging a motorcycle.
(Salem, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into a suspicious package found outside military recruitment offices in Salem. A bomb squad was called in yesterday to figure out if the package was dangerous. It turned out the box was filled with eggs and did not pose a threat. Police are still searching for the person responsible for leaving the package.
(Grants Pass, OR) -- A Grants Pass man is dead following an officer-involved shooting at the Oregon State Police Department's office in Grants Pass. Department of Public Safety says Brandon Jones was shot and killed by troopers around 10:30 yesterday morning in the Southwest Oregon city. Police say the shooting happened after a fight broke out while officers were trying to take Jones into custody. Some troopers received minor injuries but are said to be okay.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a woman who's been missing for more than a month. The Dalles Police Department says Heather Mcallister was last seen July 3rd near Glenwood Highway in Klickitat County. Unconfirmed reports say Mcallister may have cut her hair and bleached it blond since disappearing. Family member say they're concerned for her well-being.
(Klamath Falls, OR) -- A California man is facing charges after allegedly threatening people on an Amtrak train in Klamath Falls. Authorities tell KDRV Mason Lira of Fresno had been talking about weapons before he began to threaten passengers and the train conductor Sunday morning. The train was carrying more than 280 people and was delayed for nearly five hours. Police eventually arrested Lira and no injuries were reported.
(Portland, OR) -- The 30-year-old sister of a Portland State University student-athlete is officially charged in his death. Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced yesterday that Tamena Strickland is charged with one count of murder with a firearm and two counts of attempted murder with a firearm. Police arrested Strickland late Friday night for the shooting death of 22-year-old Deante Strickland earlier that day. The siblings' grandmother and other sister were injured in the shooting. Family members tell KGW8 Tamena entered a home on Northeast 42nd Avenue near Ainsworth Street Friday afternoon and shot the three family members. Deante played basketball for PSU and was gearing up to join the football team on the field this fall.
(Salem, OR) -- Oregon state Representative Jeff Barker is resigning after nearly two decades in the state House. The Aloha Democrat announced his resignation over the weekend, and the Oregon House Democrats confirmed the news yesterday. Barker will serve out the rest of his term before retiring. Barker is the longest-serving member of the House Democratic caucus with 18 years of service.
(Portland, OR) -- Four people are displaced following a house fire in northeast Portland. Firefighters responded to the home on Northeast 35th Place yesterday morning for a fire in the house's basement. One person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation. An investigation is ongoing into what caused the blaze.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in broad daylight at a bus stop in Gresham. Police say the woman was waiting at the bus stop near Northeast Division Street and Kane when the man walked up to her and pulled some cash out of his wallet before asking her for sex. The woman reportedly told him no, prompting him to allegedly corner her in the bus stop cubicle and grab her. Police say the woman pushed him, and he ran off after grabbing her behind. He's described as five-foot-six man in his early 20s with a thin build. He was wearing a pink shirt and jeans.
(Canyonville, OR) -- Crews continue to make progress against the Milepost 97 Fire in Douglas County. Fire officials say the blaze is now 55-percent contained. It's burned more than 13-thousand acres so far. Officials lifted all evacuation notices yesterday for homes in the area. Investigators say the fire was started by an illegal campfire.
(Portland, OR) -- No injuries or serious damage is reported following a fire at the historic Timberline Lodge. Firefighters responded to the building around 5:30 last night. Fire officials say lodge employees jumped into action when the fire sparked, grabbing fire extinguishers and putting out the blaze before fire crews arrived. Officials say there was some damage to equipment, but the lodge itself was not damaged. An investigation into the fire is ongoing.
(Portland, OR) -- Sentencing is scheduled later this month for a former Aloha High School teacher convicted of downloading and sharing child pornography. A jury found Geoffrey Germano guilty of seven counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse last week. Police say he downloaded child porn both at his home and at Aloha High School. Sentencing is scheduled for August 22nd.
(Salem, OR) -- Flags remain lowered across Oregon in the wake of two mass shootings that killed dozens of people over the weekend. Governor Kate Brown ordered flags lowered to half-staff Sunday following the Saturday shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Brown calls the shootings devastating and said she is grieving with those who lost loved ones. A total of 31 people died between both shootings, and more than 50 people were injured. Flags will remain lowered until Thursday.
(Portland, OR) -- One person is injured following a shooting in northeast Portland. Police responded to the Carlton Court Apartments on Northeast Killingsworth Street Saturday on reports of shots fired. Responding officers found one person suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. The victim was rushed to a hospital and is expected to survive. Police are still searching for a suspect.
(Tumalo, OR) -- A man is facing a DUI charge after allegedly crashing into a center divider on Highway 97, pushing it ten feet forward. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office says Richard Kroth was intoxicated and speeding when he crashed early yesterday morning on Highway 97 near Tumalo. No injuries were reported.
(Gresham, OR) -- Police are searching for a missing man who suffers from dementia. The Gresham Police Department says 67-year-old James Lee Rivers was last seen Sunday at the Safeway store on Southwest Highland Drive. He's described as five-foot-eleven with brown eyes and salt-and-pepper hair.
(West Linn, OR) -- No injuries are reported following a house fire in West Linn. Firefighters responded to a duplex on Dollar Street yesterday morning to find smoke coming from the windows. Crews were able to stop the fire from spreading to nearby units. Fire officials say no one was inside the duplex when the fire broke out. An investigation into what sparked the blaze is ongoing.
(Portland, OR) -- Police have arrested the 30-year-old sister of a Portland State University student-athlete who was shot to death late last week. Police arrested Tamena Strickland late Friday night for the shooting death of 22-year-old Deante Strickland earlier that day. Two other family members were injured in the shooting. Family members tell KGW8 Tamena entered a home on Northeast 42nd Avenue near Ainsworth Street Friday afternoon and shot three of her own family members, including Deante. KATU reports Deante's grandmother and sister were also shot. Deante played basketball for PSU and was gearing up to join the football team on the field this fall. Tamena is facing a charge of murder and two counts of attempted murder.
(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Police Bureau is planning for a potentially dangerous demonstration two weeks from now. PPB Chief Danielle Outlaw says Rose City Antifa put out a notice to its group online, warning that far-right and neo-Nazi groups would be protesting at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on August 17th. According to city leaders, no one has applied for any permits for a rally at that location. City, state and federal law enforcement leaders say they are working together to ensure there is not a repeat of the clashes from last month that left eight people injured.
(Dillard, OR) -- Ninety workers at the Roseburg Forest Product plywood plant are looking for new jobs. Company officials say they had to lay off employees Friday due to difficulties in the North American plywood market. Roseburg did extend offers to about 50 of the workers for roles at other plants. Those remaining may be able to find other positions in the company when openings become available.
(Gladstone, OR) -- A 22-year-old Louisiana man is dead after drowning in the Clackamas River. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says Casey Carret died in a hospital late last week after being pulled from the water at High Rocks. Police say he was under the water for 12 minutes Thursday before he was recovered. Witnesses say he was doing surface dives in the river when he failed to resurface.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are releasing the identity of a man who was shot and killed by police in southeast Portland. The Portland Police Bureau says Officer Gary Doran shot and killed Lane Christopher Martin during an incident Tuesday afternoon, just one day before Martin's 32nd birthday. Police responded to the area of 122nd Avenue and Glisan on reports that Martin tried to break into a car. Responding officers found Martin waving an ax and fired beanbag rounds at him, prompting him to allegedly run off. Police say that's when Officer Doran opened fire on him. He's been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
(Portland, OR) -- One person is injured following a shooting in southeast Portland. Police responded to the area of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard around 4 p.m. yesterday on reports of shots fired. One man was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries. Responding officers found evidence of gunfire at the scene of the shooting, but they're still searching for a suspect.
(Seaside, OR) -- The wildlife community is mourning the death of a shark that washed ashore on the Oregon Coast. The Seaside Aquarium reported the nearly nine-foot thresher shark appeared on the north end of Manzanita Wednesday afternoon. The aquarium says it was alive when crews arrived but died shortly after.
(Portland, OR) -- Two people are injured following a crash near Aurora. Police say the crash happened Wednesday afternoon on Highway 551 when a car collided with a box truck, causing the box truck to burst into flames. The box truck driver and a passenger in the other vehicle were airlifted to the hospital.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is hospitalized in critical condition after being pulled from the Clackamas River at High Rocks. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says the man was doing surface dives in the river yesterday afternoon when he somehow got trapped underwater about 30 feet down. Police say he was underwater for 12 minutes before first responders recovered him and brought him to the surface, where they immediately began administering CPR. He was rushed to a hospital via ambulance in critical condition.
(Gresham, OR) -- Two young brothers who reportedly ran away from home in Gresham have been found safe. Police say they found 9-year-old Raymond and 10-year-old Cassius safe after they went missing shortly after noon yesterday. Police say they ran away from home to "avoid discipline."
(Portland, OR) -- Police say a body found in the Columbia River near Sauvie Island is that of a swimmer who went missing last week. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says someone found the body yesterday on the shore at Willow Bar. Police say the swimmer went missing near Reeder Beach last Friday after falling off his flotation device and disappearing beneath the water's surface. Police are working to notify the swimmer's family before releasing his identity.
(Salem, OR) -- Oregonians can once again place their bets in online sports games starting this fall. The Oregon Lottery made the announcement that they would be releasing "Scoreboard," marking the state's first entry into online sales and gameplay. An online sports book will let people 21 years old and up place wagers on their favorite professional sports. Officials plan to add in-venue sports betting at some Oregon Lottery locations in the next few months.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are releasing the identity of a man who was shot and killed in northeast Portland. The state medical examiner says 25-year-old Tyrone Tolliver died from multiple gunshot wounds. Police say he was shot Sunday afternoon on Northeast Russell Street near Northeast Rodney Avenue. Police are still searching for his killer.
(Florence, OR) -- Police are searching for a man accused of shooting someone in the leg in Lane County. The Lane County Sheriff's Office says 35-year-old Gene Manuel Joseph shot the person Monday night near Florence. He's described as five-foot-ten and 200 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and a long beard. Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into the discovery of human remains in the Deschutes National Forest. Deschutes County Sheriff's deputies say a camper found the decomposing body Sunday along a forest road six miles west of Sunriver. An autopsy found the body was that of a white man between 18 and 40 years old. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are releasing the identity of an officer who shot and killed a suspect in southeast Portland. The Portland Police Bureau says Officer Gary Doran shot and killed the unidentified man during the incident Tuesday afternoon. Police responded to the area of 122nd Avenue and Glisan on reports of an armed man trying to break into a car. Responding officers found the suspect waving an ax and fired beanbag rounds at him, prompting him to allegedly run off. Police say that's when Officer Doran opened fire on him. He's been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
(Portland, OR) -- Portland Fire and Rescue is responding to an alarming number of homeless-related fires. New numbers show firefighters have put out more than one-thousand fires in Portland over the past three years, all homeless-related. The latest was on Monday when a camp went up in flames and about half an hour later the roof of a nearby home ignited. Officials say most of the calls are from garbage fires, fires caused by squatters, homeless camps and other homeless-related causes.
(Portland, OR) -- A woman is facing charges in connection to a bomb threat that forced evacuations at a bank near Pioneer Courthouse Square. Police say 44-year-old Deborah Uhl walked into the Chase Bank near Southwest 6th Avenue and Yamhill Street yesterday afternoon claiming to have a bomb. Bank tellers evacuated customers while waiting for police to arrive. An explosives unit responded to the scene and found no evidence of any explosives. Police arrested Uhl on charges of false report, trespass and disorderly conduct.
(Hillsboro, OR) -- Sentencing is scheduled for September for a man convicted of breaking into a Hillsboro woman's apartment and sexually abusing her at knifepoint. A jury found 21-year-old Gabriel Moscote-Saavedra guilty last Friday of first-degree attempted rape as well as first-degree burglary and three counts of first-degree sex abuse. Court documents say he broke into the woman's apartment through an unlocked window in the early-morning hours of December 2nd. Sentencing is scheduled for September 9th.
(Canyonville, OR) -- Crews are making progress on the Milepost 97 Fire near Canyonville. Officials say containment is now at 25-percent. The blaze has now scorched more than 12-thousand-500 acres, and 586 structures are threatened. Due to the progress made by firefighters, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office reduced the evacuation level from Level 3 "Go' to Level 2 "Be Set" for residents in the 100 to 300 blocks of Ritchie Road.