Regional News

>>I-205 Sections To Close Over Next Two Weekends

(Oregon City, OR)  --  A stretch of Interstate 205 in Clackamas County will be shut down in one direction for each of the next two weekends.  Crews will work on installing a new overpass, which is part of a project involving the construction of a two-lane highway from I-205 to Southeast 122nd Avenue.  The northbound lanes will close this weekend at exit 13, and traffic will be detoured at 82nd Avenue and return to I-205 at the Sunnyside Interchange.  The following weekend, the southbound lanes will be closed at exit 14, and traffic will be rerouted at Sunnybrook Boulevard and return to I-205 via 82nd Avenue.

>>Teen Says Stranger Grabbed Her As She Walked Home From School

(Gresham, OR)  --  Police are looking for a man who they say grabbed a 15-year-old Gresham girl as she was walking home from school.  Authorities say the man grabbed the girl from behind in the area of Southeast Palmblad Road and Southeast Palmquist Road around 9:30 Tuesday morning as she walked from Springwater Trail High School.  Police say the victim was able to kick the man and run for help.  The assailant is described as a man in his 40s, five-feet-ten, with thin blond or brown facial hair, wearing a brown baseball cap, gray sweatshirt, and jeans.

>>Ex-congresswoman To Run For Washington County Commissioner

(Hillsboro, OR)  --  A former congresswoman says she'll make a bid for a seat on the Washington County Board of Commissioners.  Former U.S. Representative Elizabeth Furse represented Oregon's First Congressional District from 1993 to 1999.  The Democrat tells KATU-TV she's running for the seat currently held by Commissioner Bob Terry.     

>>Fuel Prices Lower

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland-area fuel prices are lower.  The latest Triple-A survey shows the average for regular dropped about a half-cent overnight, to just under three-34 a gallon.  That's still about a half-cent above the average of a week ago.

>>NFL Puts Lynch Fine On Hold

(Renton, WA)  --  Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch won't have to pay the 50-thousand-dollar fine imposed on him by the NFL, at least for now.  The league put a hold on the fine after Lynch agreed to comply with league policy and speak with the media.  If Lynch fails to comply, the NFL will collect the 50-thousand-dollar fine and be fined an additional 50-thousand.  A Go Fund Me drive is being held to cover Lynch's fine, and Lynch says even if all the contributions are returned he'll still match the amount raised with a charitable donation.

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