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(Portland, OR)  --  Police are confirming they've discovered the bodies of a missing Salem woman and her 3-year-old son.  The Oregon State Medical Examiner says search crews found the bodies of 25-year-old Karissa Fretwell and her son Billy Fretwell Saturday in a remote wooded area of Yamhill County.  Police say Karissa died from a single gunshot wound to the head.  Investigators are still looking into how Billy died.  Police arrested Billy's biological father, 52-year-old Michael Wolfe, late last month.  Wolfe was indicted last week on charges of kidnapping and murdering the two.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into reports of an attempted child abduction in Beaverton. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a 4-year-old boy was on Southwest Blanton Street last night when two adult men allegedly tried to take him.  It's not yet clear how the child got away.  Police are still searching for the two suspects.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of shooting a man in southeast Portland, leaving him critically injured.  Police say the suspect shot a man last night near Southeast 155th Avenue and Stark Street.  The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a shooting that damaged a vehicle in the Rock Creek area.  It happened early yesterday morning near Northwest Rock Creek Drive and Landing Drive.  Witnesses tell the Washington County Sheriff's Office that the suspect opened fire on the car after expressing displeasure at the manner in which it was parked.  The vehicle was struck by at least two bullets.  No injuries were reported.  Police are still searching for the suspect.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two people are dead and a child is hospitalized following a head-on crash in a rural area of Marion County.  The Marion County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened yesterday afternoon on McKay Road Northeast near Case Road when a westbound vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle head-on.  Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.  A four-year-old boy in one of the vehicles was rushed to a hospital and is expected to recover.  Police are identifying the deceased as 34-year-old Jessica Griego and 65-year-old Martin Johnson.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for an elderly Salem man who's been missing for nearly two weeks.  The Marion County Sheriff's Office says 74-year-old Axel Johnson was last seen on June 4th leaving his Salem-area apartment in a green pickup truck.  The apartment manager tells police Johnson said he was leaving to move in with his daughter.  He's described as five-foot-three-inches with blue eyes and graying blond hair.



(Warrenton, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the death of a gray whale that washed ashore near Sunset Beach late last week.  Staff members at the Seaside Aquarium say the whale washed up Friday afternoon.  A necropsy performed over the weekend failed to turn up any concrete evidence on how the whale died.  Further testing is being scheduled.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says nearly 70 gray whales have washed up along the pacific coastline so art this year.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is recovering after being pulled from the Sandy River at Glen Otto Park.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says the person was conscious and breathing after being pulled from the river last night.  It's not yet clear how the person ended up in trouble.



(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.


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