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(North Plains, OR)  --  The family of a missing 20-year-old Washington County woman is continuing its search.  KATU reports family members of Allyson Watterson will be out searching for her again today.  Volunteers will be meeting in the parking lot next to the North Plains McDonald's this morning.  Watterson has been missing since December 22nd.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is seriously injured after being hit by a car in Aloha.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the woman was walking on Tualatin Valley Highway near 192nd Avenue last night when a vehicle struck her.  She was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Undated)  --  The Seattle Storm have released their 2020 WNBA schedule.  Opening night for the Storm will be against the Dallas Wings on May 15th.  The Storm are looking to reclaim their crown after dealing with a rash of injuries last season.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are looking for suspects in connection to a string of fires overnight Wednesday in Portland.  Police say the suspects set at least three fires across the city, and a fourth fire is being investigated as suspicious.  No injuries were reported.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Sandy, OR)  -- Two teenagers and a 20-year-old man are facing charges after allegedly breaking into multiple vehicles and stealing guns and other items in Sandy.  The Sandy Police Department says officers arrested Elijah Jakob Keller Chambers of Gresham and the two unidentified juveniles this week for the break-ins on January 2nd.  All three suspects will be charged for first-degree theft and unlawful entry into a motor vehicle.



(Salem, OR)  --  A new opioid addiction treatment clinic is opening its doors in Salem.  The new clinic called Ideal Option opened yesterday on Liberty Street Northeast near High Street Northeast.  The clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m to 6 p.m.



(Albany, OR)  --  Police say the search for a missing Albany woman is transitioning into a death investigation.  The Oregon State Police says 37-year-old Tiffany Lazon's husband Craig Lazon is now considered a person of interest in her disappearance.  Police say Craig Lazon was the last person with Tiffany Lazon before she disappeared.  Police arrested him Tuesday on separate charges of animal neglect.  Lazon has been missing since Christmas Day.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing five years behind bars after stabbing a stranger in Portland's Lloyd District.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says a judge sentenced 29-year-old Jordan Douglas Powell-Mathewson this week to five years in prison followed by 36 months of post-prison supervision.  Prosecutors say his victim was outside smoking a cigarette on Northeast Weidler Street in August when Powell-Mathewson approached him and stabbed him several times in the stomach, chest and arm.  The victim was hospitalized for several injuries.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  Sentencing is scheduled later this month for a man convicted of crashing into two vehicles and then stripping off his clothing and running around on Highway 217 in Beaverton.  The Washington County District Attorney's Office says a judge convicted Aronson Bellegarde Wednesday on two counts of third-degree assault, driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving and second-degree criminal mischief, among other charges.  Police say Bellegarde smoked a large amount of concentrated marijuana oil just before the incident at Southwest Hall Boulevard and Southwest Scholls Ferry Road in Beaverton last March. 



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is hospitalized following a shooting in northeast Portland.  Police say the shooting happened around 5 o'clock last night off Northeast Fremont Street in the Cully Neighborhood.  Responding officers found one victim suffering from a gunshot wound and rushed them to a hospital.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  Sentencing is scheduled for early next month for a Washington County man convicted on child sex abuse charges.  A jury found 23-year-old Sebastian Sylvester Meighan guilty Monday of two counts of first-degree rape, second-degree rape and four counts of first-degree sex abuse.  Investigators say he abused his victim for at least eight years, starting when the victim was a small child.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of smashing car windows in northeast Portland.  The Portland Police Bureau says several residents woke up yesterday morning to find their car windows smashed in a neighborhood near Northeast 89th Avenue and Northeast Wygant Street.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Eugene, OR)  --  New details are coming to light regarding a Eugene man arrested following an online child prostitution sting.  KATU reports 40-year-old Nathan Duane Oeming was a volunteer for multiple groups serving children.  Oeming was a youth basketball coach at the Eugene Family YMCA.  He also volunteered for the charity Kids FIRST.  Police arrested Oeming Tuesday after he allegedly agreed to meet up with a 15-year-old girl for sex near a local high school.  The girl was actually a detective posing as a 15-year-old online.



(Albany, OR)  --  Police are ramping up their search for a missing Albany woman following the arrest of her estranged husband on unrelated charges.  The Oregon State Police says officers arrested 37-year-old Tiffany Lazon's husband Craig Lazon Tuesday on charges of animal neglect.  Police were on the scene of Tiffany Lazon's home yesterday with a mobile forensic unit.  Lazon has been missing since Christmas Day.



(Portland, OR)  --  No injuries are reported after a logging truck rolled over on Old Cornelius Pass Road in Northwest Portland.  Police say the truck rolled over between Skyline Boulevard and Phillips Road yesterday morning after a brake failure.  Crews spent much of the day working to clear the logs from the roadway.



(Portland, OR)  --  Former Portland Mayor Sam Adams is throwing his hat into the city council race.  KATU reports Adams plans to challenge Commissioner Chloe Eudaly for her seat.  Adams has reportedly begun the process of filing for candidacy and is choosing to collect signatures rather than paying a fee to appear on the ballot.



(Portland, OR)  --  A vigil is scheduled today for a Portland man and his two children after they were swept out to sea during the king tide at Falcon Cover.  KATU reports 47-year-old Jeremy Stiles is still recovering from hypothermia following Saturday's tragedy.  His seven-year-old daughter Lola Stiles died after being pulled from the water, and her four-year-old brother William Stiles remains missing.  Today's vigil is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita.



(Portland, OR)  --  Transportation crews are preparing for potentially icy conditions on the roads this morning.  The Oregon Department of Transportation tells KATU their crews are working 12-hour shifts to ensure the roads are safe.  Transportation officials are urging commuters to delay their morning travel if possible.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for suspects after someone smashed in the front window of presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's Portland campaign office.  Police say vandals targeted the office on Northeast Halsey Street near 102nd Avenue on Monday night, just one day after Senator Warren opened the office.  No injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  A right-wing activist associated with the group the Proud Boys is being banned from attending any mass demonstrations or protests while on probation.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says Tusitala "Tiny" Toese has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to fourth-degree assault.  The charge stemmed from an incident back in the summer of 2018.  Toese will also be required to serve 80 hours of community service and pay his victim nearly two-thousand dollars in restitution.



(North Bend, OR)  --  Three fishermen are safe after being rescued from their capsized boat along the coast in southern Oregon.  The U.S. Coast Guard says one of their aircrews was undergoing a routine training exercise yesterday when they spotted the 38-foot "Pacific Miner" upside down in the water.  The Coast Guard says the boat was starting to sink when crews opened the hull of the boat and pulled the fishermen to safety.  The Coast Guard says the men were very cold but otherwise doing OK.



(Eugene, OR)  --  A Eugene man is facing charges following an online child prostitution sting.  Police arrested 40-year-old Nathan Duane Oeming yesterday after he allegedly agreed to meet up with a 15-year-old girl for sex near a local high school.  The girl was actually a detective posing as a 15-year-old online.  Oeming is being charged with first-degree online sexual corruption of a child.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Faculty members at Vancouver's Clark College are ending their strike after coming to a tentative agreement with school administrators.  The Clark College Association for Higher Education says union members will vote on the new contract this afternoon.  Hundreds of teachers went on strike on Monday to demand more competitive salaries after contract negotiations failed on Friday.  Classes will remain cancelled today.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Washington County Jail inmate is facing new charges after allegedly assaulting a public safety officer.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 35-year-old Justin Nathanial Lugo struck a jail deputy in the face late last week while being moved to a maximum security unit.  No additional injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two men are facing three years of probation in connection to a large May Day brawl involving about 60 people outside Cider Riot in northeast Portland last year.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says Christopher Ponte and Matthew Cooper were both convicted of one count each of felony riot yesterday after they changed their pleas to guilty.  Both men were also sentenced to 120 hours of community service and have been barred from attending future unpermitted protests.  Ponte was additionally sentenced to ten days in jail.  Four other men are also facing felony riot charges, including Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, who is pleading not guilty.  One of the suspects, Ian Kramer, is also accused of beating a woman unconscious with a baton in the May 1st incident.


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