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(Medford, OR)  --  A teenage boy is facing more than five years behind bars for a fatal traffic accident.  Zachry Adam Kindred pleaded guilty in a Medford courtroom yesterday and was sentenced to spend more than five years in the Oregon Department of Corrections.  Prosecutors say Kindred was driving under the influence last spring when he hit a motorcycle near Eagle Point.  Daniel Foster and his passenger Catherine Hock died at the scene. 



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a possible drive-by shooting in northeast Portland.  Police responded to the area of Northeast 11th Avenue and Holladay Street in the Lloyd District last night on reports of multiple gunshots.  Responding officers found evidence of gunfire, but were unable to find any victims or suspects.  No injuries have been reported.



(Seattle, WA)  --  A fifth company is now under investigation in connection to Saturday's deadly crane collapse that killed a Portland-area construction worker in downtown Seattle.  The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries announced yesterday they're expanding their probe into the companies involved in dismantling the crane before it collapsed and crashed onto a busy street, killing four people and injuring another four.  Department spokesman Tim Church tells CNN the investigation could take up to six months to complete.  Ironworkers Local 29 member Travis Corbet of Oregon City was one of two crane operators killed in the crash.  Local 29 business manager Joe Bowers says he had just recently married.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is underway into the deadly officer-involved shooting of a suspect accused of stabbing four people in southeast Portland.  Police say officers responded to a home on Southeast Center Street yesterday morning to find the male suspect holding a woman at knifepoint.  Officers opened fire, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police say the suspect had stabbed and seriously injured three men and a woman before officers shot him.  It's not yet clear what led to the stabbings, but police say all four victims and the suspect knew each other.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A measles outbreak in southwestern Washington state is officially over.  Clark County Public Health declared the outbreak over yesterday.  Officials say there have been no new cases in Clark County over the last six weeks.  The outbreak sickened 73 people in Clark County along with four people in Multnomah County and one person in Washington's King County since the start of the year.



(Portland, OR)  --  A six-year-old girl is hospitalized after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in east Portland.  Police say the girl was in a crosswalk with her mother last night at Southeast Division Street and 107th Avenue when a white sedan crashed into her.  Police say the crossing lights were on and several cars had stopped for the two when the sedan's driver allegedly moved into the bike lane to get around the stopped cars and ended up hitting the child.  Police are still searching for the driver.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Two people are dead following a small plane crash in southwestern Washington.  The Clark County Sheriff's Office says a pilot reported seeing the downed aircraft yesterday afternoon in a marshy area near East Fork Lewis River.  Responding deputies found two men dead inside the plane, which is described as a propeller plane with one engine and two seats.  Deputies say it appears the men died on impact.  It's not yet clear what led to the crash.  The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. 



(Bend, OR)  --  One man is facing charges after allegedly shooting out another driver's tire.  Bend police arrested Franklin Smalley yesterday for the incident that happened Saturday.  He's accused of pointing a gun at a man who was arguing with another person and shooting his car's tire.  Smalley is being held in the Deschutes County Jail on several charges including unlawful use of a weapon.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is underway into the discovery of a man's body lying in the road in northeast Portland.  Police responded to the 3100 block of Northeast Multnomah Street early yesterday morning on reports of possible gunfire and found one man dead in the road.  It's not yet clear how the man died.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is facing charges after allegedly threatening another person with a shotgun in northeast Portland.  Police responded to an area along Northeast Broadway yesterday.  Responding officers found the suspect at Northeast 82nd Avenue and Tillamook Street and arrested him after finding a shotgun in the trunk of his car.  It's not yet clear what led to the shooting threat.



(Portland, OR)  --  Three motorcyclists are injured following a crash on Highway 26 In Beaverton.  Police say the motorcyclists were speeding and weaving in and out of traffic near Sylvan Hill yesterday when one of them crashed into a car, causing the other two riders to crash as well.  All three motorcyclists were hospitalized and are expected to recover from their injuries.  The crash forced police to shut the eastbound lanes down for more than an hour. 



(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is recovering after being stabbed in the foot in Portland's Old Town District.  Police responded to an area along Northwest 6th Avenue Saturday on reports of the stabbing.  She was rushed to a hospital and is expected to recover.  Police say they've arrested a man in connection to the incident.



(Seattle, WA)  --  A Portland man is among four people killed in a deadly crane collapse in downtown Seattle on Saturday.  The Seattle Times reports a crane operator with Portland's Ironworkers Local 29 was killed when the crane crashed into a building and then down onto a busy street below, crushing six cars.  Local 29 business manager Joe Bowers says the Portland crane operator had just recently married and that he had several years of experience working on tower cranes.  Authorities are not yet releasing his name.  Three others were also killed in the crash, including a crane operator based in Seattle.  Another four people  were injured.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the discovery of a man's body inside his home in northwest Portland.  KTVA reports police responded to the house on Northwest Hoge Avenue Saturday morning after a postal worker found the man unconscious and bleeding in his open doorway.  Neighbors say the man lived alone and rarely had guests.  An autopsy has been scheduled.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  One person is dead and another is seriously injured following an attempted murder-suicide police say stemmed from a dispute between two neighbors.  Police say a man was mowing his lawn yesterday in Vancouver when his neighbor walked up to him and shot him in the head.  The neighbor then apparently turned the gun on himself, killing himself.  The man who was shot in the head was rushed to a hospital in serious condition.  Police say there had been an ongoing dispute between the neighbors and that the victim had recently taken out a protective order against the gunman.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of stealing a mobility scooter from someone's driveway.  The Portland Police Bureau says the scooter was stolen last Thursday night from a home on Southeast Tibbetts Street.  The scooter's owner tells police the scooter only had about a four-mile charge on it and did not have the charger attached.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two people are hospitalized following a large fight at the Lloyd Center's Holladay Park.  Police say the fight happened last night among several groups of people.  Responding officers closed the park down for the night.  An investigation is ongoing.



 

(Seattle, WA)  --  A Portland comedian is suing the Justice Department and U.S. Customs and Border Protection after being removed from a Greyhound bus in eastern Washington.  Mohanad Elshieky says that border patrol agents removed him from a bus in Spokane in October and questioned his citizenship status.  Elshieky says he provided his ID and told agents he had been granted asylum from his native country of Libya, but the agents continued to interrogate him for about 20 minutes and allegedly accused him of faking the documents.  Elshieky documented the incident in a viral Twitter thread.  The comedian is seeking 250-thousand dollars in damages, claiming he was racially profiled and falsely detained.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a crash that injured two people in Lake Oswego.  Police say the crash happened yesterday afternoon along Pacific Highway.  Two drivers were hospitalized and a telephone pole was damaged in the crash.  Further details were not immediately available.



(Portland, OR)  --  Charges are being brought against a man accused in a 1997 rape.  A grand jury in Portland indicted Richard Ward on first-degree rape for allegedly attacking a 21-year-old woman.  Ward was already in custody in Arkansas on unrelated charges when the warrant was issued for his arrest.  Authorities say an untested sexual assault kit linked him to the crime.



(Portland, OR)  --  A suspect is behind bars in connection to a hit-and-run crash that killed an elderly woman in southwest Portland last month.  Police arrested 30-year-old Nolan Harris yesterday morning while responding to a burglary at Metropolis Cycle Repair on North Williams Avenue.  Harris is accused of crashing into 85-year-old Ortrud Vatheuer and leaving the scene March 19th.  Vatheuer died from her injuries.  Harris is now also facing multiple charges in connection to the bike shop burglary.



(Prineville, OR)  --  A rock slide is forcing some road closures at Ochoco National Forest.  The Forest Service temporarily shut down Forest Road 58 near the South Fork of the John Day River on the Paulina Ranger District.  Earlier this week, workers discovered the rock slide and determined another slide could happen.



(Portland, OR)  --  Electric scooters are making their return to Portland.  E-scooters will return to the streets today for the first time since November as part of a one-year pilot program.  An announcement is scheduled today on which companies will be offering scooters under the one-year permit.  E-scooters debuted on Portland streets late last year in a four-month pilot program.  The new pilot program starting today will include new rules to address issues like improperly parked scooters and riding on sidewalks.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing man after he failed to return to his assisted living center.  Gresham Police say 64-year-old Arthur Pendergraft was last seen Wednesday evening at Chestnut Lane Assisted Living.  Police say a cab picked him up from the center and dropped him off near Division Street and Southeast 122nd around 7 p.m. 



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is underway into a deadly shooting in southeast Portland.  Police say the shooting happened last night near 93rd Avenue and Duke.  It's not yet clear what led to the shooting or whether police have arrested a suspect. 



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A man and child are recovering after being rescued from the Columbia River in Vancouver.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says the young boy fell into the river near Marine Park yesterday, prompting the man to jump in after him.  Police say the current carried the two away from the dock and pulled them downstream.  A Marine Patrol unit pulled them from the water.  Police say the two were chilly but otherwise uninjured.



(Portland, OR)  --  A delivery driver is dead after being struck by a taxi driver in northeast Portland.  Police say the crash happened early this morning on Northeast Columbia Boulevard.  The delivery driver had reportedly stepped out of his vehicle to close a gate just before 1 a.m. when the taxi driver struck him.  Police say the driver stayed at the scene to cooperate with investigators.



(Salem, OR)  --  The Oregon Senate is set to consider a bill that will allow lottery winners to remain anonymous.  House Bill 3389 passed Tuesday on a vote of 55 to two.  If approved, the legislation would protect the identities of certain lottery winners unless the winners choose to reveal themselves.  Nine states have already passed similar laws.  The bill will have its first reading in the Senate next Wednesday.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a man accused of inappropriately touching women at a Barnes & Noble store.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says they arrested a suspect yesterday after someone reported seeing him in the Clackamas Town Center food court.  Police say the man was caught on camera touching multiple women at the Clackamas Town Center Barnes & Noble on April 13th.



(Portland, OR)  --  A suspect accused of shooting a man to death in northwest Portland is behind bars after being arrested in Eugene.  The Portland Police Bureau and the U.S. Marshals Office arrested 23-year-old Willie Mitchell yesterday.  He's accused of shooting and killing 29-year-old Trayontay Jones last Friday outside the Shake Bar on Northwest 4th Avenue.



(Portland, OR)  --  A 33-year-old man is facing dozens of charges after allegedly sexually abusing a child he was babysitting.  A Multnomah County grand jury indicted Stacy Lee Curtiss yesterday on 43 counts, including five counts of first-degree sexual abuse.  Police say he subjected a child under the age of 12 to sexual contact while babysitting them between 2014 and 2019.  Police say he may have babysat other children in the area.  His next court appearance is set for June 4th.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The Eugene-Springfield area is jumping 57 spots on the list of most polluted areas in the country.  The 2019 State of the Air report by the American Lung Association puts Eugene-Springfield at number 38 for annual particle pollution.  It ranked 98th last year.  The report attributes the spike to events like wildfires and wood burning for heat during winter months. 



(Portland, OR)  --  A 29-year-old Multnomah County woman is facing nearly a decade behind bars after sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy with autism.  A judge sentenced Abigail Kim yesterday to eight years in prison.  Prosecutors say she repeatedly raped and sexually abused the boy while working as a specialist for children with autism.
 



(St. John, WA)  --  The man at the center of an AMBER Alert in Washington and Oregon is dead following a SWAT standoff at a home in eastern Washington state.  Police say SWAT team members entered the home in St. John yesterday evening to find Justin Robertson dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Police issued an AMBER Alert yesterday morning after Robertson allegedly broke into the home of his estranged wife and stabbed her several times before abducting their five-year-old son.  Negotiators were able to convince him to release his son before they entered.  Robertson's estranged wife is expected to recover from her injuries.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A memorial service is scheduled today for a sheriff's deputy killed in the line of duty in southwestern Washington.  The service for Cowlitz County Sheriff's Deputy Justin DeRosier will take place at the University of Portland's Chiles Center at 1 p.m.  A live video streaming of the memorial is scheduled for the same time at Longview's Newlife Church.  DeRosier was shot and killed April 13th  while checking on a disabled motorhome blocking a road near Kelso.  Suspected shooter Brian Butts was shot and killed by Kelso police officers the following night after he allegedly flashed a gun at them while they were trying to arrest him.  Two brothers, Matthew and Michael Veatch, also face charges in the case.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are seeking the public's help in their search for a man accused of inappropriately touching women at a Barnes & Noble store.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has released surveillance footage of the suspect and are asking anyone who recognizes him to contact them.  Police say the man was caught on camera touching multiple women at the store at Clackamas Town Center on April 13th.



(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is facing charges after allegedly shooting another woman during an argument at a bar in Tigard.  Police say two couples were fighting at the bar at Southwest 130th Avenue and Southwest Scholls Ferry Road early this morning.  As both couples were leaving the bar, police say one of the women leaned out of her car with a gun and shot the other woman inside her car.  Police tracked the woman down and arrested her and are still searching for the man she was with.  The victim is expected to survive.



(Salem, OR)  --  Flags are flying at half-staff today at all Oregon public institutions to honor a fallen southwestern Washington deputy.  Governor Kate Brown made the announcement yesterday, calling the death of Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier "a senseless loss."  DeRosier died earlier this month after being shot while responding to a call.  His memorial service is scheduled for this afternoon at the University of Portland's Chiles Center.



(Portland, OR)  --  A federal judge in Portland is granting a preliminary injunction against the Trump Administration's "gag rule" that prevents doctors from referring low-income patients to an abortion provider.  President Trump made changes to the federal Title X Family Planning program that are scheduled to go into effect on May 3rd.  U.S. District Judge Michael McShane called the changes a ham-fisted approach to public health policy after more than three hours of hearing arguments.  The judge added he is reluctant to set national health care policy and plans to describe the scope of his injunction in a formal written opinion to be released later.



(Portland, OR)  --  A 34-year-old man is facing more than three decades behind bars after sexually abusing a young child.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says a judge sentenced David Revette to 34 years in prison.  He was convicted of two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of first-degree sodomy for years of abuse that started when the victim was just six- or seven-years-old. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a Portland man in connection to a homicide in Jefferson County.  Sheriff's deputies arrested 39-year-old Derek Johnson for the death of 55-year-old Robin Stender, whose body was found at a home on Twin Creeks Lane Saturday night.  Police say the victim appears to have died from asphyxiation and blunt force trauma.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Gresham woman and her mother are safe after snow left them stranded during a hike near Mount Hood.  Police say 27-year-old Lauren Zanko and her mother, Tracy, spent Sunday night in their car after getting stuck in the Lost Lake Wilderness.  Clackamas County sheriff's deputies found the two women yesterday morning along the Lolo Pass near the Pacific Crest Trail.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two people are injured following a head-on crash near Hillsboro.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened yesterday morning at Glencoe and Wren Roads.  Two people were taken to a hospital for treatment.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Salem, OR)  --  The State House Of Representatives are set to consider a ban on health care discrimination.  The bill was passed by the Senate on Thursday with a vote of 25 to 4.  S-B 250 prohibits health benefit plans from discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other factors.  The bill also requires most health benefit plans to cover chemical dependency coverage.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a house fire in west Vancouver.  Firefighters responded to the home on West 33rd Street late Sunday night.  Two people inside the house were able to escape without injuries.  It's not yet clear how the fire started.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are asking for help in their search for a suspect who stabbed an 18-year-old woman in northeast Portland.  The Portland Police Bureau has released surveillance footage of the attack March 10th on Northeast 78th Avenue.  The footage shows the suspect following the woman past several houses before attacking her.  Police say the attack was random and that the victim and suspect do not appear to know each other.  The victim is continuing to recover after being released from a hospital.



(Salem, OR)  --  The Oregon State Marine Board is set to begin its annual marine law enforcement training next week.  It starts Monday and will go until May 10 on Lake Billy Chinook in Jefferson County.  New or seasonal marine law enforcement officers will go through intensive training, especially those new to boating laws, boat handling and water safety fundamentals.



(Portland, OR)  --  Four teenagers are hospitalized following a head-on crash near Beaverton.  Police responded to the two-vehicle crash just after midnight yesterday near the intersection of Southwest Tile Flat and Grabhorn roads.  Police say one of the drivers was heading west on Tile Flat Road when they lost control going around a curve and veered into oncoming traffic, hitting the other vehicle head-on.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say a lit cigarette was to blame for a house fire that killed one person in southeast Portland.  Firefighters responded to the home on Southeast Taggart Street early Saturday morning to find flames shooting from the home's windows.  Crews found one man deceased inside the home.  No other injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly waving around a realistic-looking airsoft pistol in southwest Portland.  Police say someone called 9-1-1 Saturday afternoon to report a man holding a black handgun near Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Southwest 30th Avenue.  Responding officers arrested 20-year-old Dennis Robert Spence without incident on a charge of second-degree disorderly conduct. 



(Jefferson, OR)  --  An investigation is underway into the discovery of a woman's body inside a home in rural Marion County.  Police responded to the home on Twin Creeks Lane Southeast Saturday night on reports of a fight.  Responding officers arrived to find a 55-year-old woman dead inside the home.  An autopsy has been scheduled.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly holding a bus driver hostage in southwestern Washington and demanding that she drive him to Portland.  Police say the C-TRAN Route 72 bus was running through Vancouver Friday when the male passenger told the driver he had a gun pointed at her head.  Police say he was the only passenger on board the bus at the time of the incident.  The driver reportedly hit an emergency alarm and notified police, who set up some spike strips on Interstate 205, successfully stopping the bus.  No injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  A woman and her eight-year-old child are hospitalized with critical injuries following a crash near La Center.  The Clark County Sheriff's Office says the 36-year-old woman was driving west on Northeast Lockwood Creek Road with her four children Saturday morning when her vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree.  The woman and her eight-year-old were both rushed to Portland-area hospitals.  The other three children were not injured.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is dead and two others are injured following a high-speed crash involving a stolen vehicle and an Uber driver.  The crash happened late Saturday night on the I-84 overpass at Northeast 102nd Avenue.  The Portland Police Bureau says the driver of a stolen pickup truck was going more than 100 miles per hour when it veered into oncoming traffic and struck an Uber vehicle head-on.  The passenger of the Uber vehicle was killed.  Both drivers were injured.  An investigation is ongoing.



(New York, NY)  --  Final goodbyes are being said today to the Fordham University student from Portland who died in a tragic fall at the school's clock tower.  Twenty-two-year-old Sydney Monfries was killed on April 14th, just weeks from graduation with a journalism degree, after plunging through a hole in a stairway landing.  A private viewing will be held at 10:00 this morning at Mount Neboh Baptist Church in Harlem, followed by a public service at Noon and burial.  A memorial service for Monfries will be held this coming Saturday in her hometown of Portland.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  A high school health teacher in Washington County is accused of sending sexually explicit messages to a minor.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Aloha High School teacher and wrestling coach Timothy Yee is facing charges of luring a minor and using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct.  Police say Yee exchanged explicit messages, photos and videos with an underage student.



(Salem, OR)  --  Governor Kate Brown's new Child Welfare Oversight Board is expected to tackle issues in the child welfare system.  Those issues include the placement of foster children in out-of-state facilities and limited system capacity.  The board will meet at least bi-weekly.



(Portland, OR)  --  A hiker is recovering after falling near Abiqua Creek in Marion County.  The Silverton Fire District says the hiker fell and suffered minor injuries Wednesday afternoon along the waterfall trail.  Rescue crews helped bring the hiker to safety.



(Portland, OR)  --  The so-called "TriMet Barber" is being banned from the transit agency's bus and train service for life.  TriMet issued a lifetime ban yesterday to Jared Walter, who is accused of assaulting women on TriMet buses and MAX trains, sometimes by cutting their hair.  Walter is currently facing three charges of third-degree sexual abuse for allegedly assaulting two women on TriMet buses last month.  This is the first lifetime ban ever issued by TriMet.  The transit agency authorized an ordinance allowing for lifetime bans and exclusions in 2017.



(Portland, OR)  --  A former Fred Meyer employee is facing four years behind bars for stealing nearly 230-thousand dollars from self-checkout machines.  A judge sentenced Emily Tallman yesterday in Multnomah County.  She was also ordered to pay back all of the money she stole.  Court documents say she stole the money over the course of five months while working as a loss prevention officer at the Gateway Fred Meyer in Portland.



(Portland, OR)  --  A 56-year-old Portland man is facing a decade behind bars for sexually abusing children.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says Ricardo Sanchez-Garcia has been sentenced to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse yesterday.  Court records show he sexually abused a ten-year-old girl and a six-year-old girl in separate incidents inside stores in the Portland area.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a woman who was struck and killed by a driver in Oregon City.  Police say 51-year-old Josefina Rojas-Bernadino of Gresham was killed Wednesday night while walking across Molalla Avenue.  Police say she was using a marked crosswalk when a driver struck her while making a left-hand turn.



(Salem, OR)  --  A deal between Cylvia Hayes and the Oregon Government Ethics Commission is expected to go up for a vote sometime today.  The former First Lady of Oregon has agreed to a 50-thousand-dollar fine in a second attempt at a settlement.  Hayes faced the potential of 110-thousand-dollars in fines after ethics investigators said she violated ethics laws 22 times between 2011 and 2013 while serving as Oregon's first lady.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A memorial service is scheduled next week for a sheriff's deputy killed in the line of duty in southwestern Washington.  Cowlitz County Sheriff Brad Thurman says the memorial for Deputy Justin DeRosier will take place next Wednesday at the Chiles Center at University of Portland.  DeRosier was shot and killed Saturday night while checking on a disabled motorhome blocking a road near Kelso.  Suspected shooter Brian Butts was shot and killed by Kelso police officers the following night after he allegedly flashed a gun at them while they were trying to arrest him.  Two brothers, Matthew and Michael Veatch, also face charges in the case.



(Portland, OR)  --  A motorcyclist is hospitalized following a crash in southeast Portland.  Police say the motorcyclist was riding near Southeast 92nd Avenue and Washington street yesterday when they collided with a car.  Police say the other driver stayed at the scene to cooperate with investigators.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Garth Brooks is coming to Oregon.  The country music powerhouse is bringing his Stadium Tour to the University of Oregon in Eugene on June 29th.  The stop marks Garth's first performance in that city.  Tickets for the show go on sale next Friday.



(Bend, OR)  --  The man who abandoned his one-year-old son in the woods south of Bend is accepting a plea deal.  According to a court petition filed Tuesday, Brandon Blouin of Ohio accepted a deal that will send him to prison for just over two-and-a-half-years.  Blouin made national headlines after leaving his one-year-old son in the woods last May.  An extensive six-hour search was called by authorities.  The boy was eventually found naked and face-down in the dirt and brush.  He was later found to have suffered a broken leg, cracked skull and had meth in his system.



(Portland, OR)  --  A convicted sex offender is facing dozens of new charges of sexual abuse.  Police booked Mahoney "Jason" McKeon into Multnomah County Jail Tuesday on 56 charges of first-degree sex abuse and ten charges of first-degree encouraging child sex abuse.  Investigators say McKeon subjected a girl under the age of 14 to sexual contact for more than two years between 2015 and 2017.  He's also accused of producing, exchanging, financing or selling child pornography.  McKeon was convicted last year of online sexual corruption of a child.



(Coos Bay, OR)  --  Coos Bay is receiving a 20-million-dollar grant to work on bridges.  Representative Peter DeFazio says the grant will make it possible to move a train from Coquille to Eugene with one crew.  The grant comes as Georgia Pacific Mill prepares to shut down operations in Oregon.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a body found in Coos Bay.  Oregon State Police say 19-year-old Damien Austin was found dead in the water Tuesday night.  No word yet on how Austin ended up in the bay.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Spokane, WA)  --  Washington state is one step closer to banning personal and philosophical exemptions from the measles vaccine.  The state Senate voted 25 to 22 last night to narrowly pass HB 1638.  The bill would prevent parents from choosing not to give their children the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination on personal, philosophical or moral grounds.  Parents would only be allowed to opt out of the MMR vaccine for religious reasons.  Last night's vote was largely along party lines without a single Republican supporting the bill.  The measure now moves on to the state House for a final vote before it heads to Governor Jay Inslee's desk for a signature.



(Portland, OR)  --  A four-year-old boy is fighting for his life after falling from a second-story window in Bethany.  Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue says the boy fell yesterday afternoon at a home near Northwest 160th Avenue and Springville Road.  He was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing life in prison for the hate crime-related hit-and-run death of a 19-year-old black man.  A judge sentenced Russell Courtier to life in prison yesterday, with no possibility of parole until he's spent at least 32 years behind bars.  He was convicted last month of running over and killing Larnell Bruce Jr. in 2016.



(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon added close to six-thousand jobs in March.  State Employment Department figures show Oregon added 57-hundred jobs last month, following a decline of 12-hundred jobs in February.  The unemployment rate was four-point-four-percent, unchanged from February. 



(Oakland, OR)  --  A three-year-old girl is safe after being abducted by an armed and dangerous man and woman in Oakland.  The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says deputies found the girl with her mother yesterday at a home in Winchester Bay.  Police arrested the girl's mother, Jazmine Grimes, for custodial interference.  The sheriff's office began searching for the girl yesterday after an armed man and woman took the child from her father in Oakland.  It's not yet clear whether police have arrested the duo.



(Eugene, OR)  --  A panhandling ordinance in Eugene is dead on arrival.  The city council on Monday voted down the measure that would've banned people from handing items to panhandlers while in their vehicles, unless legally parked.  The council voted 6 to 2.  Some council members said they're open to hearing more in the future but feel the ordinance could be considered unconstitutional.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is underway into the discovery of a missing woman's body in Douglas County.  The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says deputies found 77-year-old Geraldine Donna Galer dead inside her van on Weyerhaeuser-owned property last week.  She was reported missing in early December.  It's not yet clear how she died, but police say there's no indication of foul play.



(Portland, OR)  --  At least one person is injured following a crash involving multiple vehicles in Tualatin.  Fire and Rescue officials say crews had to extricate the person from their wrecked vehicle late last night near 65th Avenue and Norwood Road.  It's not yet clear how many other people were injured.  An investigation into the crash is ongoing.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Researchers say a gray whale found dead in the Puget Sound was malnourished and likely died some time ago.  The Cascadia Research Collective released the results of their necropsy on the whale yesterday.  NOAA Fisheries says the whale was found dead in Washington state's Elliott Bay over the weekend.  Washington State Fish and Wildlife officials towed the carcass to shore on Monday.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  A 66-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly shooting a shotgun near a school in southwest Portland.  Mark Mordini allegedly told police he was trying to scare the crows off his property when he fired his shotgun yesterday near Catlin Gable School and West Tualatin View Elementary School.  Both schools were briefly put into lockdown.  Police arrested Mordini on a charge of unlawful use of a weapon.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Sounders will visit first-place LAFC on Sunday. Seattle is riding high after a 3-2 win over Toronto FC at home.  Seattle has 16 points on the season, which is good for second in the Western Conference.



(Wilsonville, OR)  --  A convicted murderer serving a life sentence in Wilsonville is dead.  The Oregon Department of Corrections says Tamara Upton died at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility's infirmary Sunday while on hospice care.  She entered the prison in 1991 after pleading guilty to Aggravated Murder.  She was 55-years-old.



(Portland, OR)  --  No injuries are reported after a semi truck crashed into a home in Marion County.  Hubbard police say the crash happened yesterday afternoon off of Highway 99-West.  No one was home at the time of the crash.  An investigation is ongoing.  Police say no citations have been issued.



(Bronx, NY)  --  Fordham University is holding a service tonight to remember a 22-year-old student who was killed in a tragic accident.  Sydney Monfries of Portland, Oregon was just weeks away from graduation when she fell 30 to 40 feet inside the school's clock tower on Sunday.  She'd managed to climb it with other seniors even though school officials say the tower is locked and off-limits.  A second remembrance service for Monfries is scheduled for next Tuesday.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a house fire that killed a dog and destroyed a collection of pianos in Lebanon.  Firefighters responded to the home on Porter Street yesterday.  Fire officials say the home's residents were able to escape to safety, but the family dog was not so lucky.  Investigators believe the blaze may have started in the lint trap of a clothes dryer.  The homeowner reportedly had a collection of pianos and musical organs that were burned in the fire.



(Kelso, WA)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a suspect accused of shooting and killing a sheriff's deputy in southwestern Washington.  Brian Butts is accused of killing Cowlitz County Sheriff's Deputy Justin DeRosier Saturday night when the deputy was sent out to check on a disabled motorhome blocking a road.  Two Kelso police officers shot and killed Butts Sunday night when he allegedly flashed a gun as they tried to arrest him.  Two brothers, Matthew and Michael Veatch, also face charges in the case. 



(Seattle, WA)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the death of a gray whale in the Puget Sound.  NOAA Fisheries says the whale was found dead in Washington state's Elliott Bay over the weekend.  The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife towed the whale to shore yesterday for a necropsy. 



(Roseburg, OR)  --  A woman is recovering after being rescued by emergency crews from the South Umpqua River in Roseburg.  The city's fire department was called Sunday evening for a water rescue in the river at Stewart Park.  Three witnesses reported hearing the woman screaming for help.  Firefighters were able to get her out of the water using rope bags.  She was taken to a hospital for treatment.  It's unclear how she ended up in the river.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the discovery of a woman's body in a wooded area of northeast Portland.  Police say they're investigating the woman's death as a homicide.  Someone called 9-1-1 after finding the body yesterday morning near Northeast 62nd Avenue and Hassalo Street.  An autopsy was scheduled to determine a cause of death.



(Bronx, NY)  --  A college student from Portland is dead after falling from a bell tower at Fordham University in New York.  Students packed the University church in the Bronx Sunday night to pray for the family of 22-year-old Sydney Monfries.  Police say she was with a group of students early Sunday morning who decided to climb a bell tower to get a view of the city skyline.  Monfries somehow fell 30 or 40 feet inside the structure.  Emergency crews rushed her to St. Barnabas Hospital where she later died.  Authorities are trying to figure out how the students were able to get access to the bell tower.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a suspect in connection to a deadly shooting outside a southeast Portland bar in February.  Police arrested 35-year-old Javier Omar Solis yesterday at a hotel on Northeast Sandy Boulevard.  He's accused of shooting and killing 25-year-old Charles Exzavyer Gaines outside the Tik Tok Restaurant and Bar on February 18th.



(Portland, OR)  --  A police officer is recovering from injuries following a shootout with a suspect in Milwaukie.  Police say 30-year-old suspect Douglas Teter was wanted on several charges when the officer attempted to make contact with him in the area of Southeast 42nd Avenue and Monroe Street Saturday night.  Police say Teter and the officer exchanged gunfire before Teter fled the scene.  The injured officer was hospitalized for leg injuries and is now recovering at home.  Police tracked Teter down and arrested him shortly after the incident.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A sheriff's deputy in southwestern Washington is dead after being shot over the weekend.  The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office says 29-year-old deputy Justin DeRosier was shot Saturday night while investigating a disabled vehicle that was blocking a road in a rural area near Kalama.  He was rushed to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, where he died from his injuries.  Police have arrested two suspects and say a third suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting yesterday following a SWAT standoff near Kalama.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing several charges after crashing into a fence in Eugene and then hijacking another vehicle and crashing it.  Police arrested 37-year-old Andrew Ross Dingwall for the incident Saturday night.  Police say he initially crashed at Washington street and Lorane Highway before carjacking a woman and then crashing her SUV a few blocks away on Madison Street.  The driver was hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man and his teenage niece are dead following a crash in Marion County.  KATU reports 29-year-old Brian Ferguson was driving a delivery truck with his 17-year-old niece in the passenger seat Saturday when he crashed into a utility pole near Salem.  Police are looking into whether speed was a factor in the crash.



(Bronx, NY)  --  Fordham University in New York says it will confer a bachelor's degree on the student killed in a tragic fall from the Bronx school's clock tower.  Sydney Monfries, a 22-year-old from Portland, Oregon, died Sunday just weeks before graduation.  Monfries and several other seniors had climbed the tower to touch its bell and snap photos of New York City.  The journalism student lost her footing and fell 30 to 40 feet inside the tower.  Climbs are off-limits there but it's been a Fordham tradition for years. 



(Portland, OR)  --  One man is seriously injured following a stabbing in north Portland.  Police say the man was stabbed yesterday afternoon near North Schmeer Road and Denver Avenue.  He was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries.  Investigators say it appears the victim and the suspect know each other.  Police are still searching for the suspect.



(Camp Hill, PA)  --  Rite Aid will soon be offering CBD products in Oregon stores.  Store officials announced Thursday that Rite Aid will pilot the sale of CBD creams, lotions and lip balms at stores in Oregon and Washington.  CBD is a non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that is derived from hemp.  Rite Aid is the latest store to join the CBD trend.  CVS and Walgreens announced plans to start selling CBD products last month. 



(Bandon, OR)  --  One person is hurt after two cars crashed into a giant sinkhole.  The Coos County Sheriff's Office says the ten-foot-deep and 50-foot-wide hole opened Wednesday night on a stretch of Oregon Highway 42S near Bandon.  One passenger was taken to a hospital for unknown injuries while the others refused medical attention.  The Oregon Department of Transportation believes water pooled uphill caused it.  The highway which connects Bandon to Coquille will be closed into next week.



(Portland, OR)  --  An Oregon man will spend 60 days in jail after sexually assaulting a dog.  The dog suffered internal injuries so severe it had to be put down.  A judge in Portland this week told 52-year-old Fidel Lopez he would have given him more time but that 60 days was the maximum allowed by law.  Lopez also can't own a dog for 15 years and has to undergo treatment for animal abusers.  The dog, a Lhaso Apso mix named Estrella, was owned by an acquaintance of Lopez.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland-area high school custodian is facing child pornography charges.  Police arrested 34-year-old Mitchell Jon Grandlund this week in the parking lot of Madison High School, where he works.  He's facing two-dozen counts of encouraging child sexual abuse and one count of possessing meth.  Police say they found thousands of child porn files on one of his accounts.



(Coos Bay, OR)  --  More than 100 jobs are being eliminated with Georgia-Pacific's decision to close its plant in Coos Bay.  The lumber manufacturer announced the closure yesterday, saying it was prompted by evaluations that concluded that operating the facility was no longer competitive due to overall market conditions and unreliable rail service.  The company expects to plan to begin cutting jobs in June.  That includes 13 salaried positions and 98 hourly jobs. 



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a fire that forced evacuations at a Tualatin warehouse.  Firefighters responded to the warehouse on Southwest 115th Avenue last night on reports of a fire possibly involving hazardous materials.  Investigators think the blaze may have been sparked by lithium batteries.  No injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  Oregon State Police are searching for at least two suspects accused of using a stolen credit card.  Police say the credit card was stolen from a purse that was snatched from a vehicle at Champoeg State Park on Wednesday.  A male suspect was seen using the credit card at the Hobbytown USA store in Wilsonville later that day.  A female suspect was later caught on surveillance camera trying to use the card at a Fred Meyer in Tualatin.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  An 86-year-old man is hospitalized with serious injuries after being shoved to the floor at a grocery store in Tigard.  Police arrested 58-year-old Sean Allen Lewis for the assault Monday morning at a Winco store on Southwest Dartmouth Street.  Police say the 86-year-old man was reaching around Lewis to get some bananas when Lewis shoved him.  Lewis is facing a charge of second-degree assault.



(Portland, OR)  --  Three people are injured following a house fire in West Linn.  Firefighters responded to the blaze on White Cloud Circle around 7:00 last night.  Three people were sent to the hospital with injuries.  Fire officials say crews were able to keep the fire contained to one room of the home.  An investigation into how the fire started is ongoing.



(Scottsburg, OR)  --  The Loon Lake Recreation Site in Scottsburg will not be opening for the 2019 summer season.  Park officials say crews are still dealing with cleanup from the damage the site sustained in February's massive snow storm.  The storm caused trees to fall over which destroyed the portable water treatment system, buildings, a restroom and the maintenance shop.  Electrical components for the sewer treatment system were also damaged.  The closure includes the main campground, day-use facilities and boat ramp. 



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A Clark County man is charged with murder for the death of a missing man whose body was found in the Washougal River.  Police arrested 47-year-old Randy Schmidt Tuesday on a charge of second-degree murder for the death of Michael "Chad" Holmes.  Family members reported Holmes missing in February and say he was last seen getting into an SUV with Schmidt.  Police found Holmes's body in the Washougal River Saturday inside that same SUV.  Deputies say it appears he died from a traumatic head injury.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is underway into the discovery of a body at a home in the St. Johns neighborhood.  Police say officers were performing a welfare check at the home on North Jersey street last night when they found a man's body.  Police say they're investigating the death as suspicious.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is dead following a hit and run in north Portland.  Police say a woman was walking near North Fessenden Street and Polk Avenue late last night when a driver crashed into her and then took off.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police are still searching for the driver, who was last seen going eastbound on North Fessenden in a red sedan.



(Charleston, OR)  --  A four-point-seven magnitude earthquake has been recorded off Oregon's coast near Charleston.  The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake happened at 7:11 yesterday morning, more than 200 miles west of Charleston in the Pacific Ocean.  It originated from a depth of just over six miles.  The National Weather Service did not report any threat of a tsunami. 



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is dead and another is injured following an early morning crash in southeast Portland.  Police say a man was driving near Southeast Foster Road and Southeast 134th Avenue early this morning with a male passenger when he crashed into a tree and then a light pole.  The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver was hospitalized for injuries.  An investigation into the crash is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police in Clackamas are searching for a burglary suspect they're calling the "Doggie Door Bandit."  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says the man was caught on surveillance video climbing through a home's doggie door on the morning of April 2nd.  Police released the video footage yesterday and are asking anyone who recognizes the man to call them.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man who was struck and killed by a car in southeast Portland.  The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office says 48-year-old Shawn Depriest Scott was killed Sunday.  Police say he was under the Interstate 205 overpass on Southeast Powell Boulevard shortly after midnight when the vehicle struck him.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.



(Salem, OR)  --  A bill aimed at expanding palliative care is heading to the Oregon House Of Representatives after getting passed by the Senate Monday.  Senate Bill 177 passed with a 26-0 vote.  The bill would allow more Oregonians access to important palliative health care services if the state's numerous hospice organizations could provide them.  Palliative care is patient and family centered medical care that focuses on quality of life for seriously ill patients and their families.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say a Forest Grove man has died from his injuries after being assaulted in Seaside late last month.  Seaside Police announced yesterday that 49-year-old Travis Todd died in a Portland hospital.  Police say he was assaulted near Avenue K and South Columbia Street in Seaside in the early morning hours of March 30th.  An investigation into the assault is ongoing.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Sheriff's deputies in Oregon are celebrating a clean sweep in a burglary investigation.  Deputies in a Portland suburb got a call Tuesday from a woman who said someone was locked in her bathroom.  When officers got to the house, they heard what they say were "rustling" noises coming from the bathroom.  The noises became more frequent as they gave commands to surrender.  Officers drew their guns and burst into the bathroom where they found a Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner working away.



(North Bend, OR)  --  One person is dead following a house fire in North Bend.  The Coos County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed in the blaze at a multi-level, single-family home Monday morning.  The World reports one woman was able to escape the burning home and call 9-1-1.  An investigation into the fire is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  Dozens of teachers are gathering in downtown Portland tonight to call for greater education funding.  KATU-2 reports teachers plan to gather at the Pioneer Courthouse Square for a rally around 5 p.m.  Portland Association of Teachers President Suzanne Cohen says Portland's schools are currently functioning at around 75-percent of what could reasonably be called a "floor of stable funding."  Teachers are encouraging parents, students and other supporters to take part in tonight's event.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is charged with DUII following a head-on crash that injured multiple people in north Portland.  KATU reports 32-year-old Jorge Luis Cedillos-Paniagua has been charged with DUII as well as reckless driving and third-degree assault for the crash March 30th.  Police say he was heading west on North Columbia Boulevard at Interstate Place when he crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a vehicle head-on.  Four people were hospitalized.
 



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Nearly two-dozen students are said to be doing all right after their school bus crashed and went off-road in Clark County.  Police say there were about 20 students on the bus yesterday morning when it collided with another vehicle in the Brush Prairie area.  No students were injured, but the driver of the other vehicle did suffer a minor injury.  An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
 



(Lane County, OR)  --  Water rescue teams were out helping people amid rising flood levels yesterday.  In Lane County, teams were called out to the Knickerbocker Bridge in Eugene to help nearby campers trapped by the waters.   In Josephine County, Sheriff's deputies sprang into action after a woman and her animals needed to be rescued from a truck towing a camper.  Crews say the woman tried driving through a flooded area when her truck stalled.
 



(Durham, NC)  --  Duke University is investigating claims that star player Zion Williamson's mother was paid by Nike.  The allegations were made by lawyer Michael Avenatti, who was just charged for allegedly trying to blackmail Nike for 20-million-dollars.  Avenatti says Williamson's mother Sharonda Sampson was given money, hidden as "consulting fees," to push her son to become a Blue Devil.  Nike has not denied any of the accusations made by Avenatti, only issued a statement saying they believe in playing fair. 



(Portland, OR)  --  One man is facing charges in connection to the death of a man whose body was found on a sidewalk downtown.  Police have arrested 38-year-old Daniel Paul Conner on charges of murder and unlawful use of a weapon.  Police say officers found the victim's body bleeding heavily at Southwest Broadway and Alder Streets just after midnight Monday.



(Portland, OR)  --  A judge is denying a change-of-venue request from MAX stabbing suspect Jeremy Christian.  Judge Cheryl Albrecht denied the request yesterday, saying adverse publicity in relation to the case does not rise to the extreme level so as to presume prejudice.  Christian is accused of stabbing three men on a MAX train in May of 2017, killing two of them.  Investigators say he stabbed the men after they confronted him about his racially-charged harassment of two Muslim women on the train.  Trial is scheduled to begin this June.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Willamette River is expected to crest in Corvallis this afternoon following heavy weekend rains.  KATU-2 reports a majority of the Boones Ferry Boat Ramp in Wilsonville was submerged in rising flood waters as of last night.  The river could get as high as 63 feet between West Linn and Oregon City.  A Flood Watch remains in effect for the central Willamette Valley through 5 p.m. tonight.



(Washington County, OR)  --  Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett is withdrawing from a mutual aid pact his department had with police in Portland.  The Oregonian reports that Washington County deputies will not take any enforcement action in Portland, unless it involves something with direct ties to their own cases.  The decision comes after a one-million-dollar judgment against Washington County after deputies wounded a man while helping Portland Police with a search warrant.  Clackamas County is reportedly considering the same action.



(Portland, OR)  --  The man accused of stabbing two men to death on a MAX train back in 2017 wants a change of venue for his upcoming trial.  Defense attorneys for Jeremy Christian argued this morning that Christian cannot received a fair trial in Multnomah County due to the publicity of his case.  The judge in plans to have a ruling on the motion by Monday. 



(Green, OR)  --  Roseburg Police have identified the suspect who died in a shootout with officers in Green last month.  Officers believe that 25-year-old Kristopher Haynes was a transient traveling from Eugene to California.  According to investigators, Haynes had stolen a car then led pursuing officers into a rancher's field.  Officers needed to identify the suspect through his DNA after the car caught fire in the shooting and burned Haynes' body. 



(Grants Pass, OR)  --  A hit-and-run crash in Grants Pass helped police track down a wanted fugitive from California.  Officers say 28-year-old Christopher Sovereign rear-ended a car yesterday afternoon near Northeast F Street.  Police then spotted the suspect driving recklessly before he abandoned his car at a mobile home park on Rogue River Highway.  Police used a K-9 unit to track Sovereign down in the woods nearby. 



(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon is getting closer to banning plastic shopping bags.  House Bill 2509 passed out of committee earlier today and will head to a full House floor vote.  Under the legislation, businesses would be prohibited from giving customers single-use plastic checkout bags, and single-use paper bags would come with a five-cent fee.  Sixteen Oregon cities already have similar ordinances in effect.



(Portland, OR)  --  A nonprofit group that works to prevent suicide and substance abuse just received a generous donation.  Anne Naito-Campbell and her family donated one-million dollars to Lines for Life.  The nonprofit intends to use the money to start an endowment that will keep the organization around in the long-term.  Lines for Life operates a 24-7 crisis line to help those who are considering suicide. 



(Deschutes County, OR)  --  A man is taking the owners of a Bend restaurant to court for four-million dollars after he was brutally attacked by two customers.  Paul Thompson Junior says workers at the Hong Kong Restaurant over-served alcohol to Jason LaPollo and Earl Shone back in 2017 before the two men assaulted him.  Thompson claims he was dating the men's bartender, and she had complained about him several times during that day.  The two men then sucker punched him and repeatedly kicked him on the ground when he came to visit.
 



(Woodland, WA)  --  The coroner's inquest into the death of an embattled former Oregon family who crashed off a California cliff last year is now complete.  A Mendocino County, California jury concluded last night that each of the Hart family children died "at the hands of another," meaning their deaths were a homicide.  The jury determined the deaths of their moms Jennifer and Sarah Hart were suicides.  The jury returned its decision after less than an hour of deliberation and following a two-day inquest.  Police say Jennifer Hart was drunk when she crashed the family's SUV off a cliff last March, killing her partner Sarah and at least five of their six adopted children.  Fifteen-year-old Devonte Hart remains missing, but investigators say they have reason to believe he was inside the SUV at the time of the crash.  Jennifer and Sarah Hart were being investigated for child abuse and neglect in Minnesota and Texas before they moved to Oregon and later Washington state. 



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing felony charges after allegedly violating a stalking order at a Portland-area Starbucks.  KATU-2 reports Multnomah County prosecutors are charging Jason Sampson with two felonies after he entered the Pioneer Courthouse Square Starbucks late last month.  Police say Sampson was barred from the Starbucks after he allegedly chased after and attacked a female customer there twice last summer.



(Garibaldi, OR)  --  The Coast Guard is seeking public comments as it conducts a waterways analysis and management system review of Tillamook Bay.  The Coast Guard says it will be holding a public meeting at Station Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi May 8th.  The Coast Guard is looking into how the waterways are used by the public in order to determine if current safety features and resources are adequate. 



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is seriously injured after being struck by a car in Old Town.  Police say the pedestrian was crossing West Burnside at 3rd Avenue last night when a driver struck them.  Police say the driver stayed at the scene to cooperate.  The victim is expected to survive.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland woman is recovering after becoming injured and stranded while hiking near the Clackamas River.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Water Rescue Team was undergoing training on the river Monday when they received news that a hiker had broken her ankle near the Fish Creek Trailhead roughly three miles away.  The rescue team hiked up to the woman and transported her to an ambulance.



(Salem, OR)  --  New details are coming to light regarding the shooting of a two-year-old girl in Salem.  KATU reports one of the girl's parents frantically called police Wednesday night to report the other parent had accidentally shot the child in the head.  The child remains hospitalized in critical condition in Portland.  An investigation is ongoing.
 



(Salem, OR)  --  Legislation to keep Oregon on daylight saving time permanently is one step closer to becoming law.  The State Senate voted 23-to-four to abolish the annual time change, keeping most of Oregon on the same clock year round.  Under the bill, areas of eastern Oregon that are in the Mountain Time Zone would be exempt.  Governor Kate Brown said she'd support the change if the bill makes it to her desk.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  A teenager is dead after being hit by a car in what police believe may have been a suicide.  Police say the Sherwood High School junior was struck and killed late Monday night along Highway 99W in Tualatin.  Investigators say they have reason to believe the boy may have stepped out in front of the vehicle on purpose.  Police say the driver stayed at the scene to cooperate with investigators.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing 23 years in prison for the shooting death and robbery of a Portland man in 2016.  A judge sentenced 40-year-old Felaua'l Satele yesterday in a Multnomah County courtroom.  Satele pleaded guilty in February to multiple charges for the death of 45-year-old Michael Hoven inside his home.



(Salem, OR)  --  A two-year-old girl is fighting for her life after being shot in the head in southeast Salem.  Police say the girl was shot last night inside a home on Bradley Drive Southeast.  She was rushed to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries.  It's not yet clear what led to the shooting.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  One man is seriously injured after running in front of a Portland police officer's patrol car.  Police say the officer was driving on Harvey Milk Street early yesterday morning when the man ran into traffic near Southwest Broadway.  Investigators say it appears the man was jogging with friends when he ran into the street and was struck.  Doctors say he's expected to survive his injuries.



(Salem, OR)  --  Dozens of bridges in Oregon are in serious need of repairs.  A new report from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association identified more than 400 bridges in the state that could be classified as "structurally deficient."  The bridges include the Highway 199 Bridge over the Rogue River in Josephine County, as well as the Barnett Road Overpass over I-5 in Jackson County.



(South Beach, OR)  --  The deaths of a man and woman in Lincoln County are believed to be the result of a murder-suicide.  Sheriff's deputies in South Beach were called out to Whaler's Rest RV & Camping Resort yesterday after receiving a call for a welfare check.  Deputies found 87-year-old Charles Young and 64-year-old Carla Gustafson dead inside a trailer.  According to investigators, Gustafson shot and killed Young before turning the gun on herself.  The motive is still under investigation.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is underway into a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Beaverton.  Firefighters responded to the blaze on Southwest Denney Road yesterday morning.  The mobile home was said to be a total loss.  No injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  Sentencing is scheduled for July for a former Portland International Airport baggage handler convicted of stealing guns out of passengers' bags.  The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Oregon says 27-year-old Deshawn Antonio Kelley pleaded guilty to stealing six guns from checked baggage over the course of a month last August and September.  Police arrested him in late September.  He could face up to ten years in prison.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man shot and killed in Northwest Portland.  Police say 39-year-old Michael Owens was shot Friday along Logie Trail Road off of Highway 30.  Further details were not immediately available.  Police say everyone involved in the shooting has been contacted and has cooperated with investigators.



(Portland, OR)  --  One man is charged with arson after allegedly causing a hash oil explosion at an apartment in southeast Portland.  Police arrested 47-year-old Darrell Desrosiers for the explosion Saturday morning at the St. Francis Park Apartments on Southeast Stark Street.  Police say Desrosiers was making butane hash oil when the explosion occurred.  Desrosiers suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries in the explosion and was taken to a hospital.  He was charged with one count of felony arson incident to manufacture on Monday.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  McCormick's Fish House and Bar in Beaverton is closed.  KATU-2 reports the popular restaurant unexpectedly shut its doors at the end of last month.  McCormick's says it decided not to renew its lease once it expired.  The company has released a statement encouraging customers to visit its sister restaurants including McCormick & Schmick's Harborside at the Marina and McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Grill. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing teenage girl in Washington County.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 17-year-old Edilima "Beatriz" Morales Ramirez was last seen at a home between Hillsboro and Cornelius.  She's described as four-foot-ten and 110 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.



(Portland, OR)  --  A domestic violence suspect is behind bars following a brief standoff in Beaverton.  Police arrested 31-year-old Arturo Garcia at Hunter's Run Apartments Sunday night.  He was wanted on a felony secret indictment warrant for domestic violence.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man is sentenced to probation after threatening to kill a gay man for being gay.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says 47-year-old Scott Wayne Smith was sentenced yesterday to 24 months of formal probation.  Smith pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree intimidation for the incident in which he used homophobic slurs and threatened the life of a gay man last August outside an apartment complex in Southwest Portland.



(Salem, OR)  --  Salem's plastic bag ban is now in effect.  The city's ban went into effect Monday.  Grocers and retailers are no longer offering plastic bags.  Consumers can request paper bags at five cents a bag.  Smaller stores are getting a grace period and will be allowed to continue distributing plastic bags with prepared food until September. 
 



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is hospitalized after falling 100 feet off a cliff along the Columbia River.  Police say the 30-year-old man was seriously injured Sunday after falling from the cliff on Lindberg Road.  Columbia River Fire & Rescue transported the man to an ambulance, which took him to a trauma hospital.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police believe alcohol or drugs were likely a factor in a crash that injured four people in north Portland.  Police say the two-car crash happened Saturday night when a pickup truck crossed into oncoming traffic on Columbia Boulevard and hit a car head-on.  First responders reportedly needed to extricate the pickup truck's driver along with three people inside the other vehicle.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a brush fire that burned two acres in North Plains.  Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue responded to the slow-moving fire Sunday afternoon along Kay Road.  No injuries were reported, and fire officials say no structures were threatened or damaged.  Investigators are still looking into what caused the blaze.



(Portland, OR)  --  Three people are dead following a crash near St. Paul.  The Marion County Sheriff's Office says the two-car crash happened Saturday afternoon on McKay Road Northeast near Highway 219.  Three people were found dead at the scene.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Springfield, OR)  --  One person is dead and two officers are recovering following a shooting in Springfield.  Police say the officers were involved in short car chase late Sunday night before it ended with an exchange of gunfire near Highway 126 and 42nd Street.  The officers were taken to McKenzie Willamette Hospital for what authorities have only said are non-life threatening injuries.  Investigators are still gathering details about what happened. 



(Portland, OR)  --  State troopers and the ATF are joining the investigation into a three-alarm fire that displaced more than two-dozen people in Wilsonville.  Firefighters responded to the blaze Sunday morning in a condominium complex under construction at Southwest Collina Lane and Paris Avenue.  Authorities evacuated about 25 people from nearby homes.  About 20 homes were damaged, and fire officials say some of the homes are a total loss.  An investigation is ongoing into what caused the fire.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of robbing a man inside his motel room in northeast Portland.  Police say the robbery happened late Sunday night at a motel on Northeast 82nd Avenue.  The suspect allegedly had a weapon and fled the scene before police arrived.  No injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  One man is dead after a truck crashed into a propane tank in Clackamas and caught fire in what police say may have been a suicide.  It happened yesterday afternoon at a Franz bread location on Southeast Carpenter Drive at Capps Road.  Police say it appears the driver of the truck crashed into the propane tank on purpose.  Police are investigating the incident as a possible suicide.



(Salem, OR)  --  Members of the Oregon Senate have finalized the measures they hope to tackle in their much-anticipated omnibus gun bill.  Proposals in Senate Bill 978 include requiring safe gun storage, granting local authorities power to regulate gun access in public buildings and allowing retailers to set higher age restrictions for firearms purchases.  The bill does not include several requests from gun control groups, particularly limits on high-capacity magazines and a ban for assault-style weapons. 



(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is facing charges after allegedly pointing a fake gun at a pair of uniformed security guards near Saturday Market.  The Portland Police Bureau says 32-year-old Joelle Bostick pointed a realistic-looking BB gun at the guards Saturday afternoon.  Responding officers found Bostick near Southwest Second Avenue and Burnside Street and arrested her.  Police say they found the BB gun inside her purse.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a man accused of stabbing another man in downtown Portland.  The Portland Police Bureau says the stabbing happened last night near Northwest 6th Avenue and Flanders Street.  The victim's condition was not immediately known.  Anyone with information on the stabbing is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for two men accused of robbing a bar at gunpoint and assaulting an employee there.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says the two men were wearing masks when they entered the Pleasant Home Saloon on Southeast Dodge Park Boulevard Saturday morning and pepper sprayed an employee.  The suspects then allegedly forced the other employee to the ground at gunpoint.  The suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a shooting that killed a man in a rural area of northwest Portland.  Police responded to the shooting Friday morning in a neighborhood on Northwest Logie Trail Road.  Responding officers arrived to find a man suffering from life-threatening injuries.  They performed first aid, but he died at the scene.  Police have arrested one person and are questioning several others.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say alcohol may have been a factor in a crash that injured three people in north Portland.  The crash happened Saturday night on North Columbia Boulevard near the North Interstate Avenue overpass.  Three people were hospitalized, and police say two of them needed to be extracted from their vehicle.  An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly attacking another man with a knife at an apartment complex in southeast Portland.  Police arrested 42-year-old Ricky Coley for the assault yesterday in an apartment parking lot on Southeast Naegeli Drive.  Police say he slashed another man with a knife.  The victim was hospitalized and is expected to survive.



(Portland, OR)  --  Biketown users who fail to properly lock up their bicycles could face a new fine starting today.  The bikeshare service says fines are going into effect today for bikes that aren't secured to a public bike rack or Biketown station.  First offenders will get off with a warning, but a second offense will cost five dollars.



(Wilsonville, OR)  --  More than two-dozen people are displaced following a three-alarm fire in Wilsonville.  Firefighters responded to the blaze yesterday morning in a condominium complex under construction at Southwest Collina Lane and Paris Avenue.  Authorities evacuated about 25 people from nearby homes.  About 20 homes were damaged, and fire officials say some of the homes are a total loss.  An investigation is ongoing into what caused the fire.


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