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(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a driver accused of hitting a bicyclist with his Mercedes convertible and then leaving the scene after giving his victim "the finger" near Forest Grove.  The Washington County Sheriff's office says deputies arrested 55-year-old William Offinga yesterday after receiving several tips from the public.  Police say a bicyclist was on the shoulder of the road looking at a map near Northwest Hillside and Clapshaw Hill roads Saturday afternoon when Offinga crashed into him and then gave him the finger as he drove off.  The bicyclist survived with injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man accused of ramming several cars in southeast Portland before barricading himself inside a stranger's home.  Police say 33-year-old Tyler S. Hunt struck one of their cruisers and several other cars Wednesday afternoon before crashing into a fence at a Motel 6 near Southeast 31st Avenue and Powell Boulevard.  He then allegedly fled the scene on foot and broke into a nearby home.  Police say the homeowner was not at home during the break-in.  However, he reportedly returned to the house to give officers his key, allowing them to enter the home and arrest Hunt.



(Portland, OR)  --  Northeast Portland's Columbia River Brewing Company is shutting its doors.  The Oregonian reports the brewery closed up shop Wednesday after nearly nine years of operation in the former Laurelwood Pizza space on Northeast 40th Avenue.  It's not yet clear why the brewery is shutting down.  The brewery has won silver medals for its Stumbler's Stout at the World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man remains behind bars without bail in connection to the injury shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop in Salem.  A judge set no bail yesterday for 38-year-old Jaime Jimenez.  He's facing charges of attempted murder, second-degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm.  Police say he shot an officer multiple times after being pulled over Tuesday night on Highland Avenue Northeast.  The officer was treated for multiple gunshot wounds and has since been released.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man is facing charges after allegedly trying to rob a gun shop in Donald.  Police arrested 47-year-old Thomas Fisher Wednesday for the incident at Rich's Gun Shop.  Fisher allegedly entered the shop and asked to see an AK-47.  When the employee handed it to him, he allegedly took off running.  Three employees say they found him outside trying to load a round of ammo into the gun.  The employees were able to hold him down until police arrived to arrest him.



(Eugene, OR)  --  A new law surrounding plastics at restaurants is going into effect.  The Eugene City Council approved the ordinance Wednesday.  Customers in the city will now be required to ask for items like plastic straws, forks, spoons and knives.  The council voted unanimously in favor of the ordinance saying it will reduce the amount of plastic waste but won't infringe on people's rights. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Oregon State Parks is making some changes aimed at preventing future accidents at Cape Kiwanda.  State Parks says they plan to move a safety fence at the park closer to the ocean in hopes of preventing people from hopping the barrier to get a better view.  Officials say several people have hopped the fence and fallen to their death over the last decade.



(Portland, OR)  --  Sentencing is scheduled for August for a man convicted of detonating an explosive device during a traffic stop in Beaverton.  A jury convicted 27-year-old Jason Schaefer of two counts of assaulting a federal officer and other charges following a six-day trial.  Court records say Schaefer was under probation for a separate conviction in October of 2017 when he detonated an improvised explosive device inside his vehicle after an officer approached his window.  He's facing a possible sentence of life in prison.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police in Salem say they've made an arrest in connection to the injury shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop.  Police arrested a man yesterday morning following a SWAT standoff at an apartment building.  Police say the man shot an officer multiple times after being pulled over Tuesday night on Highland Avenue Northeast.  The officer was treated for multiple gunshot wounds and has since been released.



(Portland, OR)  --  A kitten is lucky to be alive after being rescued from a trash can.  A garbage collector near Portland saw the eight-week old kitten stuck inside the can and helped it out.  Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Van Kleef said the kitten was covered in spray foam.  The cat was treated by a vet and is expected to make a full recovery.  They are asking for the public's help in identifying who covered the kitten in spray foam and put inside a trash can.



(Portland, OR)  --  No injuries are reported following a house fire in north Portland.  Firefighters responded to the home on North Foss Court yesterday afternoon for the fire that started in an addition being built on the house.  Crews were reportedly able to knock out the flames before they spread to the main house.  An investigation is ongoing into what caused the fire.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly ramming several cars in southeast Portland before barricading himself inside a stranger's home.  Police say the man struck one of their cruisers and several other cars yesterday afternoon before crashing into a fence at a Motel 6 near Southeast 31st Avenue and Powell Boulevard.  He then allegedly fled the scene on foot and broke into a nearby home.  Police say the homeowner was not at home during the break-in.  However, he reportedly returned to the house to give officers his key, allowing them to enter the home and arrest the suspect.



(Portland, OR)  --  The family of world surfing champion Sunny Garcia is trying to raise money to pay his medical bills.  The 49-year-old remains in critical condition in the intensive care unit of a Portland hospital weeks after he was found unconscious at home.  So far, the family has collected over 30-thousand-dollars on a goal of 150-thousand.  Garcia is known for his power surfing and holds the record for most Triple Crown of Surfing trophies with six.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Health officials are confirming a new outbreak of the measles in Western Washington.  The Washington State Department of Health says they've confirmed four new cases of the disease in people who recently visited Sea-Tac Airport.  Two of the patients are King County women.  A third patient is a high school student in Snohomish County and the fourth patient is a Pierce County man.  Officials say it's likely that more confirmed cases will pop up in the coming days.  An outbreak earlier this year in Washington's Clark County sickened at least four Multnomah County residents.



(Portland, OR)  --  A motorcyclist is dead following a crash in northeast Portland.  Police say the crash happened last night near Northeast 148th Avenue and Fremont Street.  Police say the other driver is cooperating with investigators.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a driver accused of hitting a bicyclist and then leaving the scene after giving his victim "the finger" near Forest Grove.  Police say the bicyclist suffered a leg injury in the crash Saturday afternoon near Northwest Hillside and Clapshaw Hill roads.  The victim tells police he was on the shoulder of the road looking at a map when the man crashed into him and then gave him the finger as he drove off.  The suspect is described as a white man in his 60s with a Tom Selleck-style mustache.  He was reportedly driving a newer champagne-colored Mercedes convertible.



(Portland, OR)  --  The search continues for a suspect accused of shooting and injuring a police officer during a traffic stop in Salem.  Police say the suspect shot the officer multiple times after being pulled over last night on Highland Avenue Northeast.  The officer was treated for multiple gunshot wounds and has since been released.  Police found the suspect's vehicle abandoned nearby.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  There's a chance the Northern Lights will be visible over Oregon's skies today or tomorrow.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says due to plasma eruptions on the sun, the aurora might be visible across parts of Oregon, Montana, the Dakotas, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, northern Illinois, Michigan, northern New York State and much of New England.  If they are visible, NOAA forecasters say it will happen in the early morning hours before daybreak. 



(Salem, OR)  --  Kaylee's Law is scheduled to go before the state House today for a third reading.  The bill is named after the Kaylee Sawyer, the 23-year-old central Oregon resident who was killed by a community college security guard in 2016.  It would put stricter guidelines in place for college security officers, including more detailed background checks, and changes to uniforms and vehicles to show a clear distinction from traditional police officers.  The bill was approved by the Senate last month in a unanimous decision.  Governor Kate Brown has said she would sign it.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two women are safe after going missing while hiking near the Baker Beach Trail near Florence.  The U.S. Coast Guard says an aircrew located the women yesterday morning after they were reported missing overnight.  No injuries were reported.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  A child is hospitalized after falling from a second-story window in Hillsboro.  Police say the child tumbled about ten feet to the ground yesterday at a home on Southeast Maple Street.  Fire officials are reminding parents to secure their windows around children.
 



(Newport, OR)  --  An Oregon State University student is learning his fate for kidnapping a woman at a Newport hotel last year.  A judge sentenced Cedar Haddad to nearly nine years in prison after he pleaded guilty to several charges including kidnapping.  According to court documents, Haddad kidnapped the woman using a gun from the Inn at Nye Beach.  He drove her around for several hours before letting her go in a southwest Newport neighborhood. 



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is hospitalized following a shooting in southeast Portland.  Police say the man was shot last night near Southeast 104th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.  He was taken to a hospital in serious condition.  Police are still searching for a suspect.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are seeking the public's help in their search for a missing and endangered teenager.  The Beaverton Police Department says 14-year-old Timothy Wu left his home around 6:00 last night.  Police say they consider him endangered due to concerns about his mental health.  Police believe he might be in the south Beaverton area.



(Portland, OR)  --  First responders are warning residents to take caution in cold waters.  AMR lifeguard Leah Gordan tells KATU-2 that jumping into especially cold water could lead to cold shock, causing the body to freeze up.  That could lead to drowning risks.  Officials say that despite the warming weather and current hot streak, natural bodies of water in the area remain chilly.  The waters of the Clackamas River at High Rocks were running between 53 and 58 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday.


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