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Regional News

(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a man accused of opening fire at an apartment complex in northeast Portland.  Police arrested 50-year-old Tony Briggs for the shooting Tuesday night on Northeast Killingsworth Street.  Police say he shot off multiple rounds following a fight at the apartment.  No injuries were reported.

(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man is facing 15 years behind bars for sexually exploiting children on the popular app TikTok.  A judge sentenced 33-year-old Juan Carlos Ramon yesterday to 180 months in federal prison followed by a life term of supervised release.  Ramon pleaded guilty in May to two counts of production of child pornography.  Police say he exploited two girls between the ages of ten and 13 by pretending to be a young girl on the app TikTok and encouraging the girls to imitate sexual positions and acts.

(Portland, OR)  --  A teenage girl is dead after drowning at a recreation center in Hillsboro.  Police say the girl was found unresponsive underwater following swim team practice at Shute Park Aquatic and Recreation Center last night.  Attempts to resuscitate the teen were unsuccessful.  An investigation is ongoing.

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into an early morning shooting in north Portland.  Police responded to the 2500 block of North Williams Avenue around 3 o'clock this morning on reports of shots fired.  The shooting is believed to have happened at the Unthank Plaza Apartments.  It's not yet clear if anyone was injured. 

(Portland, OR)  --  The Oregon Zoo is getting into the holiday spirit.  Zoo officials say a pair of reindeer arrived earlier this week for a seasonal visit.  The reindeer named Cookie and Ginger will be at the zoo through early January.

(Beaverton, OR)  --  A fifth-grade student from Beaverton is being named Oregon's 2020 Kid Governor.  KTVA reports Raaga Mandala from Jacob Wismer Elementary School was awarded the honor yesterday.  She was chosen out of 20 applicants across the state.  Mandala says she hopes to use the position to help find permanent homes for the homeless. 

(Portland, OR)  --  Health officials are warning residents that a child with measles visited the Portland International Airport while still contagious.  Clark County Public Health says the child traveled through the airport on November 14th.  Officials say the child was unvaccinated and contracted the disease overseas.  The child also visited Randall Children's Hospital and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is facing an arson charge in connection to a house fire in Linn County.  Police arrested 34-year-old Jessica Erin Loper for the fire Tuesday at a home on Scravel Hill Road.  Police say Loper lived at the house with her eight-month-old child.  Police found her and her child hiding in the area near the home a few hours after the fire started.  Police say another resident of the home suffered severe burns while trying to get into Loper's room during the fire, fearing she was still inside and in danger.  A dog died in the fire.

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a shooting and car crash in north Portland.  Police say multiple people were inside a car when it veered off the roadway at North Fessenden and Berkley Avenue and crashed into a tree last night.  Several witnesses then surrounded the victims as they emerged from the crashed vehicle.  Police say that's when one of the crash victims got nervous and pulled out a gun, opening fire to scare the crowd away.  No injuries were reported.  It's not yet clear if any arrests were made.

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police are seeking the public's help in their search for a missing and endangered woman.  The Vancouver Police Department says Jessica Santiago was last seen Monday.  Police say she's considered endangered because she left her home without her medication.  She's described as five-foot-five and 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes and is wheelchair-bound.

(Portland, OR)  --  U.S. Representative Kurt Schrader is throwing his support behind Joe Biden for president.  The Oregon Democrat announced his endorsement for the former Vice President yesterday.  The announcement makes Schrader the first Oregon lawmaker to make an official endorsement in the 2020 presidential race.

(Wood Village, OR)  --  A dump truck driver is dead after being struck by another vehicle while standing outside his truck on I-84.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's office says the dump truck driver had pulled his truck over to the shoulder of the highway and was standing near it when another driver crashed into him before hitting the truck and rolling.  The dump truck driver died at the scene, and the other driver suffered minor injuries.

(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is facing about two weeks behind bars followed by four years of probation after being convicted of identity theft and fraudulently cashing checks.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says 27-year-old Breaonna Rae Nicklin was sentenced yesterday.  Court records say she fraudulently cashed several checks in 2016, including a life insurance check for more than 15-thousand dollars.

(Albany, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a house fire in Albany.  Firefighters responded to the house on Scravel Hill Road yesterday morning to find the structure engulfed in flames.  One man was hospitalized with minor injuries.  It's not yet clear what sparked the blaze.

(Vancouver, WA)  --  A Vancouver teenager is recovering from injuries after being hit by a car while using a crosswalk.  The Clark County Sheriff's Office says the 17-year-old was crossing the street near Lake Shore Elementary School Monday when a driver crashed into them.  The teen was rushed to a hospital, where doctors say he's expected to survive.  Police cited the driver for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

(Portland, OR)  --  Demonstrators gathered in downtown Portland last night to put pressure on U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland.  Protesters gathered outside the Sentinel hotel owned by Sondland and chanted "Gordon Sondland, tell the truth!"  Sondland is set to testify in the impeachment inquiry today.  Sondland testified last month that there was no quid pro quo in Trump's conversation with the president of Ukraine, but revised testimony released later contradicted that statement.

(Salem, OR)  --  Sentencing is scheduled early next month for a man convicted in connection to a crash that killed a mother and four children two years ago near Salem.  Court records show Favian Garcia accepted a plea deal yesterday for the crash that killed 25-year-old Lizette Merano-Perez and four children ages two through eight in October of 2017.  Police say Garcia was drunk when he crashed into their car on Highway 99 East.

(Portland, OR)  --  A convicted felon is facing new charges after police say they caught him with meth and a loaded gun.  The Portland Police Bureau says officers arrested 34-year-old Raymon Nath last Friday during a traffic stop on North Vancouver Way.  Police say a search of his car turned up a loaded gun under his seat along with more than 51 grams of methamphetamine.

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a deadly auto-pedestrian crash in the Buckman neighborhood.  The Portland Police Bureau says a man was walking near East Burnside and 20th Avenue last night when a driver crashed into him.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police say the driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

(Hazel Dell, WA)  --  A man is recovering from injuries after crashing his pickup truck into a consignment shop in southwestern Washington.  The Clark County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened yesterday morning at the "Once and Again" shop in Hazel Dell.  Police say the man rear-ended another vehicle before veering into the shop's front window.  No other injuries were reported.

(Portland, OR)  --  At least one person is dead following a fiery crash on eastbound Interstate 84.  Police say they're still investigating the crash that happened around 3 o'clock this morning near Northeast 74th Avenue.  The crash shut down all eastbound lanes of I-84 between Cesar E. Chaves Boulevard exit and Interstate 205.

(Portland, OR)  --  The Oregon Zoo is welcoming a new red panda into its mix.  Zoo officials say seven-year-old Moshu has joined the red panda habitat as the zoo's second red panda.  Officials say Moshu and the zoo's first red panda, Mei Mei, are getting along well.  Mei Mei arrived at the zoo earlier this year.

(Grants Pass, OR)  --  A woman is facing charges after allegedly leaving her infant locked inside her car while shopping at a flea market at the Josephine County Fairgrounds.  The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says officers arrested 34-year-old Stephanie Larkin-Reinert Saturday on charges of child neglect and reckless endangerment.  Police say an officer cut his forearm breaking one of the car windows to rescue the child.  Officers found the mother at the nearby flea market buying popcorn for her two other children, who were with her. 

(Salem, OR)  --  Three people are dead and three others are injured following a crash on Highway 221 near Dayton.  The Oregon State Police says 69-year-old Susie Valdez of Salem and her 70-year-old passenger Robert Valdez were killed in the crash yesterday morning when another vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and hit them head-on.  A girl in the other vehicle also died.  The driver of the other vehicle and two of her passengers were all hospitalized with serious injuries.

(Portland, OR)  --  Governor Kate Brown is meeting with Washington Governor Jay Inslee today to discuss the aging I-5 bridge over the Columbia River.  The governors will meet in Vancouver, Washington, where they're expected to sign a "memorandum of intent" to revive the Columbia River Crossing project to replace the aging bridge.  Officials say the current bridge poses seismic risks and is a source of major congestion.


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