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>>Bicyclist In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Car

(Milwaukie, OR)  --  Police are investigating after a bicyclist was struck and critically injured by a car in Milwaukie.  Officials say the cyclist was trying to cross Oregon 224 at Southeast Oak Street around 6:10 last night when he was struck by the driver, who had the right of way.  The cyclist went airborne and into the car's windshield, then over the top of the car.  He's being treated at Oregon Health and Sciences University.

>>Rock Damages Multnomah Falls Bridge

(Multnomah Falls, OR)  --  The historic Benson Bridge over Multnomah Falls is closed indefinitely after being damaged by a large rock that fell through it.  Authorities say the rock left a three-foot-wide hole in the bridge sometime late Wednesday night or early yesterday morning.  A portion of the concrete railing was also damaged.  Engineers will assess the damage later today.

>>Man Accused In Fatal Crash Pleads Not Guilty

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Trial will move forward for a man who's pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide in a crash that killed a pedestrian in Vancouver.  The December 2012 crash happened near East Mill Plain Boulevard and Andersen Road.  Police allege that Scotty Rowles admitted to smoking "a bowl of marijuana" before the crash that killed Donald Collins.  Rowles was arrested after the release of a toxicology report on the case.    

>>Bae's Family Accepts Rodman's Apology

(Lynnwood, WA)  --  Members of Kenneth Bae's family are accepting Dennis Rodman's apology.  The former NBA star has issued the apology for remarks he made to CNN, which implied that Bae [[ bay ]], a Lynnwood, Washington businessman, did something to deserve incarceration in a North Korean jail even though authorities there have never specified any charges.  Rodman said afterward he had been drinking prior to the interview and he should know better than to make political statements.  Bae's sister, Terri Chung, has issued a statement, saying her family acknowledges that Rodman is human and that "we all do make mistakes."

>>Harvin To Play Against Saints

(Renton, WA)  --  Seahawks fans have another reason to get jazzed up about tomorrow's divisional playoff game with the New Orleans Saints.  Seattle head coach Pete Carroll says wide receiver Percy Harvin will play and will be at full speed.  Harvin returned to practice last week after being sidelined with residual soreness he experienced from hip surgery in August.  He has seen action in only one game this season, catching a pass for 17 yards and running back a kickoff for 58 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in mid-November.

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