Regional News Archives for 2019-07

Police Arrest Six For Street Racing

(Portland, OR)  --  Half a dozen people are facing charges following a crackdown on street racing.  The Portland Police Bureau says officers arrested six drivers and towed away four vehicles over the weekend.  The charges range from reckless driving to hit-and-run.  The police bureau says they're working with the Multnomah County District Attorney's office to try to curb street racing in the city.

Boy Drowns In Sandy River

(Gresham, OR)  --  An eight-year-old boy is dead after drowning in the Sandy River at Oxbow Park in Gresham.  Police say the boy was at the park with his family yesterday when he went missing while playing in the water.  The boy was not wearing a life jacket.  First responders searched the river and recovered his body.

Suspect Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the officer-involved shooting death of a man in southeast Portland.  Police responded to the area of 122nd Avenue and Glisan yesterday afternoon on reports of an armed man trying to break into a car.  Responding officers found the suspect waving an ax and fired beanbag rounds at him, prompting him to allegedly run off.  One of the officers then opened fire on the suspect at 120th and Ash, killing him.  No officers were injured.

Coast Guard Cutter Seizes 23K Pounds Of Cocaine

(Astoria, OR)  --  The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast is back home in Oregon after seizing 23-thousand pounds of cocaine.  The crew arrived in Astoria yesterday following a 56-day counter-narcotic patrol in the Eastern Pacific.  The Coast Guard says crewmembers intercepted five vessels suspected of smuggling and seized more than 350-million dollars in cocaine. 

One Killed, Four Injured In Grand Ronde Crash

(Grand Ronde, OR)  --  One person is dead and four others are injured following a crash near Grand Ronde.  Oregon State Police say 61-year-old Eliza Munoz Esquivel of Ventura, California was killed in the crash Monday along Highway 22 near OR-18.  Police say she was a passenger in a minivan with five family members when the driver lost control and crashed into a ditch.  A 9-year-old boy in the van was airlifted to a hospital, while three others were hospitalized for less serious injuries.

Two-Year-Old Girl Hit By Truck In Lincoln County

(Portland, OR)  --  A 2-year-old girl is recovering after being hit by a truck at a campground in Lincoln County.  Sheriff's deputies say the girl was playing with friends at her campsite at Moonshine Park Monday when she darted into the road just as the truck passed by.  Police say the truck was driving around five miles per hour when it struck the girl.  She was flown to a hospital in stable condition with a leg injury.

WA Christian Youth Group Members Injured In Oregon Crash

(Seattle, WA)  --  Half a dozen people from a Washington state Christian youth group are hospitalized after their bus overturned in Wasco County.  The Wasco County Sheriff's Office says six people from the Bellevue Young Life organization were injured in the crash yesterday afternoon.  Police say the group was headed to the Washington Family Ranch in Antelope when the crash happened.  An investigation is ongoing.

Man Gets 10 Years For Meth Possession

(Eugene, OR)  --  A Goshen man is facing a decade behind bars after getting caught with more than a pound of methamphetamine.  A judge has sentenced 59-year-old Randall Neal Wynn to 125 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release.  Court records say Wynn is a repeat offender with a criminal history spanning nearly 40 years.

Police ID Two Killed In Vancouver Crash

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police are releasing the identity of two people who were killed in a multiple-vehicle crash in Vancouver.  Police say 23-year-old Matthew Stevens of Vancouver and 50-year-old Renee Unell of Camas were both killed in the crash at Northeast 18th Street and 187th Avenue Friday night.  Stevens was reportedly riding a motorcycle when he crashed into Unell's SUV.  Investigators believe speed and alcohol may have been factors in the crash.

Fire Burns Homeless Camp, Nearby Home In SE Portland

(Portland, OR)  --  No injuries are reported following a fire at a homeless camp that spread to a nearby house in southeast Portland.  Firefighters responded to the encampment on Southeast 96th Avenue yesterday afternoon.  Fire officials say the blaze burned tarps, shopping carts, a tree and some tents before spreading to the roof of a nearby home.  Crews had to cut a section of the home's roof away to battle the flames.  An investigation is ongoing.

Portland Group To Meet With MLB Over Unionizing Workers

(Portland, OR)  --  Representatives of the Portland Diamond Project say employees who work at Portland's future ballpark will be allowed to organize and join a union.  It's a step in the group's effort to bring a Major League Baseball team to Portland.  A meeting with the MLB commissioner is expected to happen in the next month or two. 

Teen Shot Multiple Times In Salem

(Salem, OR)  --  A 16-year-old boy is recovering after being shot multiple times in the Salem area.  The Marion County Sheriff's office says the teen was shot Sunday night behind a Safeway store on the corner of Lancaster Drive and Silverton Road Northeast.  KATU reports the teen was released from the hospital yesterday.  Police released a photo yesterday of a vehicle of interest in connection to the shooting.  An investigation is ongoing.

Man Arrested For Allegedly Crashing Car Into Child's Bedroom

(Hillsboro, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly crashing his car into a child's bedroom inside a Hillsboro house.  Police arrested 23-year-old Isaiah Mohr of Aloha yesterday on multiple charges including DUI and unlawful possession of methamphetamine.  KATU reports he was driving up to 70 miles per hour when he crashed into the home on Northeast 17th Avenue yesterday morning, driving straight into a child's bedroom.  No one inside the home was injured.  Mohr was hospitalized for injuries and was arrested following his release.

Man Accused Of Offering Girl Marijuana, Trying To Kidnap Her

(Vancouver, WA)  --  A 31-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly offering marijuana to a 14-year-old girl and then trying to kidnap her.  KATU reports Jonathan Brumfiel made his first court appearance yesterday.  He's currently being held without bail on several charges, including luring a child and first-degree kidnapping.  Police say he made sexual advances toward at least two girls after they got into his truck to smoke marijuana in Vancouver.  One of the girls says he then grabbed her from behind as they tried to escape the vehicle.  The girl reportedly choked him to get away.

Police Searching For Missing Woman

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are seeking the public's help in their search for a missing and possibly endangered woman.  The Sandy Police Department says 48-year-old Amy Tovar disappeared early last week while traveling from Bend to Portland.  Investigators believe she may have met someone at a Goodwill Store in the Portland area.  Police say she's considered endangered because she doesn't have her medication with her.

One Killed In NE Portland Shooting

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect in connection to a deadly shooting in northeast Portland.  Police say one person was killed in the shooting last night on Northeast Russell Street near Northeast Rodney Avenue.  The suspect fled the scene.  It's not yet clear what led to the shooting.

Oregon State University To Revamp Forest Management Plan After Ancient Tree Cut Down

(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State University says it is revamping its forest management plan after several ancient trees were cut down in the school's research forest.  The College of Forestry cut down about 15 acres of old trees for timber, and later learned that some of the trees were 260-years old.  One was estimated to be 420 years old.  College officials say the trees were listed in a harvest section of the forest management plan, about 27 years ago.

Fire Burns Barn, Injures Firefighter In Clackamas County

(Portland, OR)  --  One firefighter is injured following a barn fire in rural Clackamas County.  Crews responded to a farm in the Ladd Hill community yesterday afternoon after a barn filled with hay caught fire and collapsed.  One firefighter was hospitalized for heat-related issues.  No other injuries were reported.  An investigation is ongoing into what caused the fire.

Police Seek Suspect Accused Of Shooting Moving Vehicle, Injuring Driver

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of shooting a moving vehicle on SR-14 in Vancouver, injuring the driver.  The Washington State Patrol says a woman was driving on SR-14 last Tuesday night when someone shot out her driver's side window.  The shattered glass hit the driver in the face, and she was hospitalized for facial injuries.  An investigation is ongoing.

Child's Body Found In MT Likely That Of Missing OR Boy

(Lincoln County, MT)  --  Authorities say the body of a two-year-old boy found in Montana is likely that of the child of an Oregon couple who died in a murder-suicide.  Police believe the body found yesterday in a remote area of Montana is that of 2-year-old Aiden Salcido of Medford.  Police discovered the bodies of his parents, Hannah Janiak and Daniel Salcido, near Kalispell, Montana following a police chase on July 25th.  Police say Salcido killed Janiak with a single gunshot before turning the gun on himself.  The couple went missing on July 11th, the same day Janiak was supposed to begin a jail term for burglary.

73-Year-Old Man Survives In Oregon Outback For Four Days With His Dogs

(Lake County, OR)  --  A 73-year-old man is recovering after he was stranded in the Oregon Outback with his two dogs for four days.  Gregory Randolph's Jeep got stuck in a narrow creek bed on July 14th.  He then hiked about 14 miles before he passed out.  He was barely conscious when Tomas Quinones found him while riding his bike through the area.  Quinones had a GPS tracking device with an SOS function that he used to call for help.

Fire Burns Recycling Plant In St. Helens

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a large fire that burned a recycling plant in St. Helens.  Firefighters responded to the ORPET recycling center near Old Portland Road and Railroad Avenue yesterday afternoon.  The blaze sent a large plume of black smoke into the air.  Initial reports indicate the fire started in an area containing plastic bottles.  It's not yet clear what caused the blaze.

Man Arrested For Hit-And-Run That Injured Family

(Portland, OR)  --  Police in Washington County say they've made an arrest in connection to a hit-and-run crash that left a family hospitalized.  The Washington County Sheriff's office says deputies arrested 21-year-old Manuel Lujan-Rivera of St. Paul for the crash Saturday night on Highway 99 near Sherwood.  Nathan Ferrell tells KATU he was driving home from the Highland Games in Gresham with his two teenage daughters and their friend when a Ford Ranger pulled out in front of their vehicle, forcing Ferrell off the road.  The family's vehicle rolled several times, and the Ford Ranger crashed into a ditch.  Police say Lujan-Rivera and his passenger then fled the scene after being picked up by another vehicle.  Ferrell and the teenage girls suffered some bruises and sprains and have since been released from the hospital.

Gov. Brown Signs Youth Sentencing Bill Into Law

(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon's juvenile justice system is getting some changes.  Governor Kate Brown signed the Youth Sentencing Reform Bill into law yesterday.  It provides new provisions for when serious juvenile offenders are eligible for conditional release.  The law aims to make communities safer, reduce victimization, and offer better rehabilitation opportunities.

Man Released From Hospital After Hammer Attack

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is recovering at home after being assaulted with a hammer at a 7-Eleven in Gresham.  KATU reports Paul Dovgan was released from the hospital yesterday following Friday's attack, which left him with serious head injuries.  Suspect Jonathan Edward Jones appeared in court yesterday on a charge of attempted murder.

Man Presumed Dead After Falling Into Deschutes River While Tubing

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is presumed dead after going missing while tubing on the Deschutes River.  The Wasco County Sheriff's office says 36-year-old Jonathan Jensen of The Dalles was tubing near the mouth of the river Sunday when he fell off his tube and disappeared beneath the water.  Police are still searching for his body.

Portland Man Killed In Crash Near Damascus

(Damascus, OR)  --  A Portland man is dead following a crash near Damascus.  Oregon State Police say 65-year-old Russell Nelson was riding his motorcycle on Highway 224 Sunday evening when 88-year-old Violet Sullivan turned in front of him.  Nelson was airlifted to a hospital, where he died.

Portland Man Arraigned On 21 Child Porn Charges

(Portland, OR)  --  A 30-year-old Portland man is facing nearly two-dozen charges for child pornography.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says Ryan Riewer was arraigned yesterday on 21 charges related to child porn.  He's accused of taking sexually explicit photos of children as well as requesting nude photos from young girls over the internet.  Police began investigating him in March of 2018.

Man Arrested For TriMet Tire Iron Attack

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly assaulting another man with a tire iron onboard a TriMet bus.  Police arrested 47-year-old Michael Henry Jr. for the incident in Aloha early Saturday morning.  Police say he was a passenger on the bus when he hit a 27-year-old Beaverton man in the head and neck with a tire iron and then fled the bus on Southwest Tualatin Valley Highway.  Police tracked him down and arrested him.  The victim was hospitalized.

Merkley Discusses Climate Change and Jobs in Weekly Democratic Address

(Undated)  --  Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley says the planet is warming faster than anticipated.  He gave the weekly Democratic address Friday, discussing issues related to climate change, including carbon emissions, rural economy and jobs.  Merkley stressed that taking care of the planet had side benefits, such as creating high-paying jobs in underserved communities.  He pushed the benefits of the Good Jobs For 21st Century Act which would address climate change by giving tax credits to businesses.

Initiative Would Require Gun Owners To Lock Guns Up

(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon gun owners may be required to lock up their firearms under a proposed ballot initiative.  Backers of Initiative Petition 40 need about 112-thousand signatures to put the proposal to a vote.  If it is passed, gun owners would be held liable for crimes committed with a gun stolen from them if that weapon was not properly stored in their homes.  Gun owners would have to secure their weapons with either tamper-proof locked boxes or trigger locks. 

Hit-And-Run Leaves Family Hospitalized

(Portland, OR)  --  Police in Washington County are searching for a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that left a family hospitalized.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened Saturday night on Highway 99 near Sherwood.  Nathan Ferrell tells KATU he was driving home from the Highland Games in Gresham with his two teenage daughters and their friend when a Ford Ranger pulled out in front of their vehicle, forcing Ferrell off the road.  The family's vehicle rolled several times, and the Ford Ranger crashed into a ditch.  Police say the suspect driver and his passenger then fled the scene after being picked up by another vehicle.  Ferrell and the teenage girls suffered some bruises and sprains and have since been released from the hospital.

Amazon Looking To Fill 800+ Jobs At New Salem Center

(Salem, OR)  --  Amazon is offering up more than eight-hundred jobs as it gets set to open its new fulfillment center in Salem.  Workers will find, pack and ship items to customers.  Amazon offers comprehensive healthcare for workers, as well as potential tuition for college courses.  Those interested can apply online.

Bed And Breakfast Destroyed By Fire Along Columbia River

(Longview, WA)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a fire that destroyed a bed and breakfast along the Columbia River.  Firefighters responded to the B-and-B on Willow Grove Road in Longview, Washington early yesterday morning to find the building "heavily involved" with flames.  Fire crews knocked the blaze out in about an hour.  Six people were staying at the B-and-B at the time of the fire, and officials say they were all able to escape safely.  Officials say the home is a total loss.

DMV Worker, Boyfriend Accused Of Using Database To Steal Cars

(Portland, OR)  --  An Oregon DMV worker and her boyfriend face numerous charges after investigators say they organized a scheme to steal dozens of cars in the Portland area.  According to arrest records, 37-year-old Valerie Applegate looked up driver information on cars for 36-year-old Israel Fonseca.  Fonseca would then follow the cars from the drivers' homes, and then steal them while the owners were at public events.  The suspect would then strip the cars of everything valuable and then sell those items online.  Police say Applegate and Fonseca ran the scheme for at least two years.

Seven-Year-Old Boy Run Over By Boat Trailer, Killed

(Portland, OR)  --  A seven-year-old boy is dead after being run over by a boat trailer at Willamette Park.  Portland police officers responded to the park around 6:30 Saturday night after the boy was struck on a boat ramp.  The boy died at a hospital.  Witnesses tell KATU the incident appeared to be an accident.  An investigation is ongoing.

Police ID Suspect In Foster Farms Shooting

(Corvallis, OR)  --  Police are identifying a suspect in connection to a shooting inside the Foster Farms food plant in Corvallis.  Police arrested 22-year-old Adrian Nickerson of Albany for the incident yesterday morning.  He's accused of threatening to blow up the building and then opening fire inside a women's restroom.  No one was injured.  Police say Nickerson is a temporary employee at the plant.  An investigation is ongoing.

Motorcyclist Killed In SR-14 Crash

(Hillsboro, OR)  --  A Hillsboro man is dead following a motorcycle crash in Klickitat County.  Police say 71-year-old Charles Berry was riding his motorcycle east on SR-14 near Lyle yesterday afternoon when he veered off the roadway and crashed into a rock wall.  It's not yet clear what caused the crash.

Man Accused Of Illegally Towing Hundreds Of Cars

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly stealing hundreds of cars in Portland and Vancouver.  Police say 51-year-old Carlos Lopez-Torres illegally towed more than 300 vehicles and then sold them to a scrap metal company.  He allegedly made more than 86-thousand dollars.  Police arrested him on July 2nd.

Someone Claims To Have Poisoned Oceanside Tap Water

(Oceanside, OR)  --  Officials are warning Oceanside residents not to drink the tap water after someone claimed to have poisoned the water reservoirs.  Tillamook County Emergency Management says the person made that claim to police yesterday.  Officials say they've inspected the reservoirs and that there's no evidence of tampering.  However, officials are urging residents to avoid drinking tap water until after they've flushed the system and have had the water tested.

Man Convicted Of Threatening Children With Knife, Screaming Racial Slurs

(Portland, OR)  --  Sentencing is set for next month for a man convicted of screaming racial slurs at two boys and threatening them with a knife.  Court records show 61-year-old Michael Amatullo was found guilty Wednesday of two counts of second-degree intimidation as well as two counts of menacing and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.  Police say he threatened a seven-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy with a knife last December while yelling racial slurs at them.  Police say he continued to use racist and anti-Semitic language while officers arrested him.  Sentencing is scheduled for August 12th.

Portland Commissioner Blasts ODOT Over Handling Of Homeless Camps

(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland commissioner is not happy with the way ODOT is handling the homeless crisis.  Jo Ann Haresty says the Oregon Department of Transportation should not be using public money to displace people who "we can't provide housing for."  ODOT has been placing boulders in areas known to host homeless camps.  A department officials says the reason is because over time it's less expensive than repeated cleanups of homeless camps. 

Man Drowns After Trying To Save Daughter

(Lyons, OR)  --  A man is dead after drowning in the Santiam River while trying to save his daughter from drowning.  Twenty-nine-year-old Baltazar Tellovelasco of California reportedly jumped into the river at North Fork Park yesterday afternoon after his 12-year-old daughter began struggling in the water.  Witnesses took him out of the water and officials tried to resuscitate him, but he died at the scene.  His daughter safely made it back to shore and was uninjured.

Police Seek Victims Of Child Sex Abuse Suspect

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are looking for more victims after arresting a man on charges of child sexual abuse.  Oregon State Police say 80-year-old James Allen Moore worked with children in the Willamette Valley for decades.  Police arrested Moore Monday for the first-degree sexual abuse of a 9-year-old girl in June.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

Police ID Officer Who Shot At Suspect In Sex Trafficking Sting

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a police officer who opened fire on a suspect during a sex trafficking sting in Beaverton.  The Beaverton Police Department says Detective Tom Stewart shot at 20-year-old Calvin Davenport during the sting last Thursday.  Davenport fled the scene, and it's not yet clear if he was hit by the gunfire.  Police are still searching for him.  Detective Stewart is on critical incident leave pending an investigation.

Police Search For Missing Man

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a Washington County man who has been missing for nearly two weeks.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Anthony Azadeh was last seen by family members on July 5th.  Police say he's in critical need of his medication.

Pilot Forced To Land After Small Plane Catches Fire Mid-Flight

(Marion County, OR)  --  A Portland man is safe after the plane he was piloting caught fire mid-flight.  Authorities say 73-year-old Eugene Mitchell was flying from the Albany area to the Aurora airport when he was forced to land in a field.  He was not seriously hurt, but the plane was destroyed.  The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

Alder Street Food Cart Pod Moving To Ankeny Square

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland's famous Alder Street Food Cart Pod has a new home.  The group "Friends of the Green Loop" announced yesterday the pod will be moving to Ankeny Square in the North Park Blocks.  That's about three blocks away from its former location.  The pod was forced to move last month to make room for a hotel construction project.

Police ID Man Killed In Clackamas County Crash

(Milwaukie, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man killed in a rollover crash in Clackamas County.  Police say 65-year-old Milwaukie resident Gregory Frogner was killed in Friday's crash on Stafford Road.  Frogner was driving southwest when a teenager ran a stop sign on Newland Road and crashed into him.  Frogner was declared dead at the scene.  His passenger was hospitalized and is expected to recover.  The teenage driver and his two passengers were also hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries.

License Suspended For Massage Therapist Accused Of Sexual Assault

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Officials are suspending the license of a massage therapist accused of inappropriately touching women in southwestern Washington.  KATU reports the state of Washington filed an Ex Parte order Monday suspending the credentials of 48-year-old Eddie Anzalone.  Police arrested Anzalone in March on charges of second-degree rape and indecent liberties.  Investigators say he inappropriately touched two women at Opdahl Chiropractic and Massage in Battle Ground.

Friend Of Famous Fiona The Hippo Moves To Oregon

(Winston, OR)  --  The Wildlife Safari in Oregon is now home to a friend of the famous Fiona the hippo.  Tony the hippo moved from the San Diego Zoo to Winston earlier this month.  Wildlife Safari officials say two-year-old Tony is being kept alone until he gets to know his surroundings a bit more.  Tony was born to San Diego's Funani and Otis.

State GOP Launches Effort To Recall Gov. Brown

(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon Republicans are launching a recall campaign against Governor Kate Brown.  Chairman Bill Currier filed recall documents with the state Monday in hopes of removing Brown from office.  Currier needs to collect more than 280-thousand signatures from "active registered voters" by 5:00 p.m. October 14th, according to the state's election director.  The petition says "The People of Oregon deserve and expect a governor that honors the will of the voters and works for the good of all citizens, not just special interests and politically-motivated agendas."

Police Search For Missing 12-Year-Old Girl

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police are searching for a missing 12-year-old girl from Vancouver, Washington.  The Vancouver Police Department says Fiona Belden was last seen between 9:00 and 10:00 yesterday morning near Northeast 31st Street and 146th Avenue.  She's described as five-foot-seven-inches and 175 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.

Buttigieg To Visit Portland Next Tuesday

(Portland, OR)  --  Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg [[ BOOT-edge-edge ]] is coming to Portland.  The Willamette Week reports the South Bend, Indiana mayor will visit the City of Roses next Tuesday.  Buttigieg is scheduled to attend a fundraiser being hosted by local real-estate developer Robert Ball at his home.  Tickets start at 250 dollars.

TriMet Barber Sentenced To Year In Prison

(Portland, OR)  --  The so-called "TriMet Barber" is facing a year behind bars after inappropriately touching women on trains.  A judge sentenced Jared Walter yesterday to 364 days in jail followed by five years probation.  Walter was convicted of two counts of interfering with public transportation.  He's accused of inappropriately touching two women on MAX trains earlier this year.  He's previously been accused of cutting women's hair on public transportation without their permission.  He pleaded guilty in 2013 to putting his bodily fluids on multiple women on TriMet buses.

Oregon Schools Required To Teach Holocaust History

(Portland, OR)  --  Oregon schools are now required to teach students about the Holocaust.  Governor Kate Brown signed a bill into law requiring public schools to teach about genocide starting next year.  She said "we must empower our children with knowledge so together we can stomp out the growing hate in our country."  The bill was spurred by a 14-year-old girl after she became friends with a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor.  Oregon is the 12th state to require Holocaust education.

Topless Taco And Booty Burrito Festivals Coming To Portland

(Portland, OR)  --  Topless Taco and Booty Burrito festivals are coming to Portland this summer.  Murderboat Productions is planning the two festivals to happen at the same time on August 17.  One will support breast cancer research while the other supports prostate cancer research.  People attending will have the option of being topless during the event.  Murderboat is responsible for other events in Portland like "Party on a Plane in the Woods" and "A Huge Blanket Fort."

Missing Girl Found Safe

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are calling off the search for a missing 12-year-old girl from Vancouver.  The Vancouver Police Department says Michelle Wheeler was found safe late last night.  She'd gone missing yesterday afternoon near Southeast 34th Street and 192nd Avenue.

Construction Underway On NE 102nd Avenue Safety Project

(Portland, OR)  --  Construction is underway on a new safety project for Northeast 102nd Avenue.  KATU reports crews broke ground on phase one of the project earlier this week.  Crews will be adding in bike lanes as well as a median turn lane and a pedestrian island.  Crews will be working on the road over the next two weeks from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m.  City officials say they're optimistic that the project won't snarl traffic too badly.

Hall Of Famer Francis To Helm NHL Team

(Seattle, WA)  --  A Hall of Famer and former Hurricanes general manager will lead the new team in Seattle.  Ron Francis will be announced this week as the first general manager of the incoming franchise.  Francis was a two-time Stanley Cup winner as a player for the Penguins.  Carolina failed to reach the playoffs during Francis' tenure.

Shooting Follows Fight At North Portland Park

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a shooting at a park in north Portland.  Police say the shooting happened at Dawson Park last night following a fight between two people.  No injuries have been reported.  Police are still searching for suspects.

Wyden Responds To Trump Tweets

(Washington, DC)  --  Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is responding to President Trump's criticism of four Democratic congresswomen who are all women of color.  Wyden tweeted yesterday saying Trump regularly takes the office of the presidency lower and lower, but even by his standards, "there has been nothing more demeaning or beneath the dignity of the office than his statements over the past few days."  Trump tweeted Sunday saying Progressive Democrat Congresswomen who originally came from other countries are telling the people of the United States how the government should be run, adding, "why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."   The President was apparently referring to Democratic representatives Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar.

Bomb Scare Shuts Down City Hall

(Portland, OR)  --  Things are getting back to normal at City Hall following a bomb scare that forced evacuations.  Police evacuated the building yesterday morning after receiving a report of a suspicious package there.  A bomb squad determined the package was not dangerous, and police reopened the building around 1 p.m.  It's the second time this month that City Hall has been evacuated due to a bomb scare.  Someone called in a bomb threat for the building on July 2nd.  An investigation is ongoing.

Man Arrested For Gresham Hit-And-Run That Injured Passenger

(Portland, OR)  --  A 19-year-old man is facing multiple charges after allegedly crashing into a semi trailer and then fleeing the scene, leaving his injured passenger behind.  Police Julio Bautista Montella was high on marijuana when he crashed into the semi trailer in Gresham earlier yesterday morning.  He then allegedly fled the scene on foot, leaving a woman trapped inside the wrecked car.  First responders extricated her from the vehicle and took her to a hospital with possible life-threatening injuries.  Police arrested Montella for hit-and-run, DUII and several other charges.

Corpse Flower Begins Blooming At WSU Vancouver

(Vancouver, WA)  --  A rare corpse flower is blooming for the first time at Washington State University Vancouver.  University officials say the flower nicknamed Titan Van-Coug began to unfurl its leaves Monday evening.  It's the flower's first bloom since being planted in 2002. 

Man Hospitalized After Truck Hit By Train In Camas

(Camas, WA)  --  A man is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after his truck was hit by a train in Camas.  It happened just before 6:30 yesterday morning near Southeast Whitney Street.  The truck was heading southbound when it collided with a BNSF Railway train that was heading west.  The 55-year-old driver was hospitalized with serious injuries.  No one on the train was injured.

Toddler Hit By Truck, Killed

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the death of a toddler who was hit by a truck in Otis.  The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says a man was backing a pickup truck out of a driveway Sunday night when he hit his 15-month-old child.  The child was rushed to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital and was pronounced dead later that night.  The driver is cooperating with police and is currently not facing criminal charges.

Seattle Children's Nurse Diagnosed With Measles

(Seattle, WA)  --  Health officials say a nurse in Western Washington has been diagnosed with measles.  Public Health - Seattle and King County says the Seattle Children's Hospital nurse contracted the highly contagious disease late last month while caring for an infected patient.  Health officials say the nurse was potentially contagious while working at the hospital from July 8th through July 11th.  She's the tenth person to contract measles in King County since May.  Hospital staff say she was fully vaccinated.

PPB Says It Won't Cooperate With ICE To Detain Immigrants

(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Police Bureau says it won't be cooperating with ICE and other federal agencies in their efforts to round up undocumented immigrants.  Police Chief Danielle Outlaw released a statement yesterday reminding residents that Oregon state law prohibits local law enforcement from using their staff or resources to detain undocumented immigrants.  Outlaw says the bureau wants everyone in the community to feel safe and protected.  She adds that it's more important now than ever to understand the uncertainty and fear faced by many in our immigrant communities.  The statement came ahead of expected ICE raids scheduled for yesterday by the Trump administration in several major U.S. cities.  The raids reportedly didn't end up happening.

Police Seek Missing Illinois Teen In Gresham

(Gresham, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing Illinois teen who may be in the Gresham area.  The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says 17-year-old Levi Matsuda disappeared from his home in Illinois on June 17th.  Police believe he may have recently traveled to either Gresham or Dutch Harbor, Alaska.  He's described as five-foot-five-inches and 110 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. 

Remains Of Actor Charles Levin Possibly Found In Oregon

(Selma, OR)  --  The remains of missing actor Charles Levin may have been found in Oregon.  The 70-year-old was reported missing from Grant Pass by his son last week.  The city's department of public safety said that his car was located Saturday in a remote part of the state, with his dead dog inside.  A human body was later found that's believed to be his.  Levine's acting credits include Seinfeld, NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues and Annie Hall.

One Injured In Vancouver Crash

(Vancouver, WA)  --  One person is injured following a crash that brought down power lines and sent an SUV flying in Vancouver.  Police say the two-car crash happened yesterday afternoon along Northwest Erwin O Rieger Memorial Highway near Lower River Road.  First responders needed to extricate two people from the SUV.  Police say passengers in the other vehicle were not injured.  An investigation into what caused the crash is ongoing.

Teen Arrested For Armed Robbery

(Portland, OR)  --  A teenage boy is facing charges in connection to an armed robbery at Harrison Park.  Police arrested a 15-year-old boy on multiple charges for the robbery Saturday morning.  Police say the victim was sitting in the park when the teen walked up and displayed a handgun before trying to take the victim's cellphone.  He then allegedly fled the scene.  No injuries were reported.

Armed Man Accused Of Fleeing Police In Lents Neighborhood

(Portland, OR)  --  The search continues for an armed man accused of running away from police during a traffic stop in the Lents neighborhood.  The incident Saturday night left the area near Lents Park on lockdown for five hours while police searched for the suspect.  Police say the incident started when an officer pulled over a vehicle for a defective equipment traffic violation.  A passenger inside the car allegedly fled the scene with a weapon.  The driver stayed at the scene.  No injuries were reported.

Woman Rescued From Burning Home In Salem

(Salem, OR)  --  A woman is lucky to be alive after becoming trapped inside her burning home in Salem.  Firefighters responded to an apartment complex on 14th Street Southeast early yesterday morning on reports of a fire.  Crews found one woman trapped inside her burning unit and used a ladder to rescue her.  The woman suffered some smoke inhalation but is expected to recover.  An investigation into what caused the fire is ongoing.

Woman Locks Self In Steel Bridge Control Tower

(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is being evaluated for mental health after allegedly locking herself inside the Steel Bridge control tower and throwing things onto the roadway below.  Police say the woman was suffering from a mental health crisis Sunday morning when she climbed into the bridge tender shed and began tossing things inside the shed like oil cans onto the ground below her.  Police responded with the bureau's Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team and spoke with the woman for two hours before she agreed to come down.  She was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Candlelight Vigil Held For Sisters Killed In Hit-And-Run

(Portland, OR)  --  Community members are remembering two sisters who were killed in a hit-and-run crash in southeast Portland.  Dozens of people gathered last night at Southeast 148th Avenue and Powell Boulevard for a candlelight vigil for 59-year-old Robin Macready and 60-year-old Charlene Niles-Hauth.  Macready died from her injuries in a hospital Tuesday following the crash that killed her sister on Monday.  Family members tell KATU the sisters were best friends and "inseparable."  Police have arrested 20-year-old Antonio Montgomery on more than a dozen charges including hit-and-run and manslaughter. 

Grand Indictment Against Plane Crash Duo

(Medford, OR)  --  The plane crash duo accused of transporting drugs through the sky is being indicted by a grand jury.  According to court records, Zachary Moore and Matthew Thompson, both of Boise, Idaho, are expected to face a judge on July 31st.  They were taken to a hospital after crashing the plane in Medford neighborhood last month.  During the investigation detectives found illegal drugs in the airplane.

Portland Ranks First On List Of Surprising New Food Destinations

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland's foodie scene is getting some serious recognition. ranked Portland number-one on its list of America's new foodie towns.  The real estate website came up with its rankings by looking at things like the number of new restaurants in each city, the number of chefs per capita, and the number of farmers markets and breweries.  Houston came in second place, followed by Charlotte.

Magnitude 4.4 Earthquake Hits WA's Snohomish County

(Bothell, WA)  --  Residents in Western Washington are recovering from a magnitude 4.4 earthquake.  The USGS confirms the quake struck about a mile from Three Lakes in Snohomish County at around 2:51 a.m.  The depth was measured at six-point-two miles.  No word yet on whether the quake caused any injuries or damage.

Man Arrested After Barricading Self In Jack-In-The-Box With Ax

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly barricading himself inside a Jack-In-The-Box restaurant with an ax.  Police say the man was having a mental health crisis when he holed himself up in the restaurant at Southeast Stark and 257th Drive in Gresham.  Police shut down roads in the area and evacuated the restaurant while they responded to the situation.  Police took the man into custody just after 10 p.m.

One Killed, One Injured In Crash Near Molalla

(Portland, OR)  --  An 18-year-old Beaverton man is dead following a crash near Molalla.  Oregon State Police the crash happened yesterday afternoon on Highway 211 near South Macksburg Road.  Police say Eric Santos was a passenger in another teen's vehicle when the driver crashed while trying to pass several cars on a blind corner.  Santos was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police Searching For Suspect In Officer-Involved Shooting

(Beaverton, OR)  --  Police in Beaverton are searching for a suspect in connection to an officer-involved shooting.  It happened late yesterday afternoon near Southwest West Slope Drive and Canyon Lane.  No officers were injured and it's unclear if the suspect was hit by gunfire before he disappeared.  Details of what led to the shooting haven't been revealed.

Hillsboro Police Crack Down On Crosswalk Enforcement

(Portland, OR)  --  Police in Hillsboro are cracking down on crosswalk enforcement.  Officers were out near Northeast Century and Walbridge yesterday pulling over drivers who failed to stop for pedestrians.  Officers had one of their own pose as a pedestrian and cross the street.  Police are reminding drivers that vehicles are required to stop anytime a pedestrian steps onto the roadway.  Those who don't face a fine of more than 250 dollars.

Driver Arrested For Crash In NE Portland

(Portland, OR)  --  A driver is facing charges in connection to a crash in northeast Portland.  Police arrested the driver yesterday afternoon for the crash on Northeast Halsey Street near 137th Avenue.  Investigators believe the driver was racing with at least one other vehicle when they crashed.  Police are looking into whether drugs or alcohol were involved.

Downtown Eugene Starbucks To Close Following Stabbing

(Eugene, OR)  --  Starbucks is announcing the closure of a downtown Eugene location after several crimes.  Police were called to the Starbucks at Broadway and Willamette Street recently for a stabbing and drug use in the restroom.  The company says the location will close this fall after "careful consideration."  All workers will be transferred to other shops.

Portland Condemns Anti-Abortion Legislation

(Portland, OR)  --  The city of Portland is officially condemning legislation passed in other states that restricts women's reproductive rights.  The Portland City Council voted unanimously yesterday to pass a resolution condemning anti-abortion laws.  The resolution specifically mentions anti-abortion laws recently passed in Alabama and Ohio.  The resolution also directs the city's attorneys to file friend-of-the-court briefs in all future lawsuits that challenge anti-abortion laws.

Man Sentenced For Killing Girlfriend In Domestic Violence Incident

(Portland, OR)  --  A 32-year-old man is facing 15 years behind bars after killing his girlfriend in a domestic violence incident.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says a judge sentenced Jose Funes-Zelaya yesterday.  Court documents say he threw 29-year-old Shay Martinez onto a concrete floor in September of 2017, causing a brain injury.  He then allegedly left her in her bed for 18 hours before taking her to the hospital.  She died three days later.  Funes-Zelaya pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter constituting domestic violence.

Fire Damages Goodwill Store In NE Portland

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into an early-morning fire that caused significant damage to a Goodwill store in northeast Portland.  Firefighters responded to the Goodwill at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street around 3:00 this morning to find heavy smoke filling the building.  Investigators say it appears the fire started on a loading dock pad in the back of the store.  No injuries were reported.

Burglars Ram Tourist With Car In Front Of Legion Of Honor

(San Francisco, CA)  --  An Oregon man is hospitalized after being run down in front of his son in California by two burglars fleeing the Legion of Honor.  The man had reportedly been taking pictures of the men as they broke into his rental car before they came at him in the vehicle and rammed into him late Tuesday afternoon.  The man was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officials Confirm Two New Measles Cases

(Seattle, WA)  --  Health officials are confirming two more cases of the measles in Washington state's King County.  Public Health - Seattle and King County announced the new cases yesterday, bringing the total number of cases in Western Washington to 12 since officials declared an outbreak in May.  The new patients are a teenager and an infant.

Second Woman Dies Following Hit-And-Run

(Portland, OR)  --  A second woman is dead following a hit-and-run crash in southeast Portland.  Police say 59-year-old Robin Macready died from her injuries in a hospital yesterday following the crash that killed her sister, 60-year-old Charlene Niles-Hauth, on Monday.  Family members tell KATU the sisters were best friends and "inseparable."  Police have arrested 20-year-old Antonio Montgomery on more than a dozen charges including hit-and-run and manslaughter.

Oregon Mayor Identified As Pilot In Small Plane Crash

(Newport, OR)  --  An Oregon mayor is being identified as the pilot involved in a crash landing in Newport.  Authorities say Newport Mayor Dean Sawyer, a long-time license pilot, was flying a Cessna Monday when it experienced mechanical problems.  Sawyer landed the plane on a Newport-area beach, just north of the Jetty.  Sawyer and a seven-year-old child were taken to a hospital for treatment and released.  A third passenger, the child's mother, had to be flown to a Portland hospital with serious injuries.

Man Sentenced For 2018 Portland Stabbing

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing nearly six years behind bars in connection to a stabbing in northwest Portland last year.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's office says Charles Jackson was sentenced Monday after pleading no contest to a charge of second-degree assault.  Police say he stabbed someone last September after arguing with them over a panhandling spot near Northwest 16th Avenue and Glisan Street.

Fireworks Responsible For NE Portland Fourplex Fire

(Portland, OR)  --  Authorities say fireworks are to blame for a massive fire at a fourplex in northeast Portland.  Fire investigators say they're still looking into whether the fire at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Northeast Garfield Street on July 5th was intentionally set.  Two people were hospitalized after jumping from the building's third story to escape the blaze. 

New Beach Opens On Willamette River

(Portland, OR)  --  A new public beach is open along the Willamette River.  The Audrey McCall swimming beach near the Hawthorne Bridge opened to the public last Friday.  The beach is named for the late first lady of Oregon Audrey McCall.  It's Portland's second official public beach on the river. 

Police ID Baby Run Over, Killed At Madras Speedway

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a baby girl killed at the Madras Speedway.  The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office says four-month-old Dawsyn Rose Rhett from Oregon City was run over at the speedway Sunday morning.  She was rushed to a hospital, where she died from her injuries.  Police are still investigating the incident.

More Than 30 Earthquakes Recorded At Mount Hood Since Monday

(Mount Hood, OR)  --  More than 30 earthquakes have been recorded at Mount Hood since Monday.  Seismologists say the quakes have been so small most people won't feel them.  The maximum magnitude was two-point-one.  According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quakes have all been within one mile east-northeast of Government Camp and about five miles south of the Mount Hood Summit.  Experts say so far this activity is not unprecedented and is no cause for alarm.

Three People Caught In Rip Current At Rockaway Beach

(Portland, OR)  --  Three people are recovering after getting caught in a rip current at Rockaway Beach.  The Rockaway Beach Volunteer Fire Department says the three were swimming at the beach on Monday when a rip current pulled them out to sea.  Firefighters deployed an unmanned remote-controlled surface vehicle to rescue the group. 

Man Arrested For Deadly Hit-And-Run Crash

(Portland, OR)  --  A suspect is behind bars in connection to a deadly hit-and-run crash in southeast Portland.  Police say the suspect crashed into multiple vehicles at Southeast 148th Avenue and Powell Boulevard yesterday afternoon, killing one person and injuring three others.  The suspect then allegedly fled the scene of the crash on foot.  Witnesses tell KATU the crash appears to have happened after the suspect ran a red light.  Police found the suspect a couple blocks away and arrested him.  An investigation is ongoing.

Senate Committee Votes On Sen. Boquist Controversy

(Salem, OR)  --  Republican Senator Brian Boquist must give at least 12 hours notice if he plans to visit the Capitol building in Salem.  That was the unanimous decision from a special committee of the Oregon state Senate yesterday following alleged threats made by Boquist.  The decision means Boquist will have to submit his intent to visit the Capitol in writing and that state troopers beef up their presence while he is in the building.  Last month, Boquist warned if state police were sent to force him to return during a GOP walkout they should send "bachelors and come heavily armed."  He also allegedly told Senate President Peter Courtney that "hell is coming to visit you personally" if he sent officers after him.

Man Breaks Into Home With Cat, Tries On X-Mas Onesie

(Gresham, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly breaking into a Gresham home with his cat and helping himself to some coffee and a cupcake before trying on the homeowner's Christmas onesie.  Police arrested 38-year-old Ryan Bishop for the incident Sunday afternoon near Southeast 180th Avenue and Southeast Alder Street.  Police say the homeowners came home to the sound of something rustling in their crawl space and looked inside to find the cat named Spaghetti wearing a shirt.  They then heard something that sounded larger than a cat and called police.  Responding officers say Bishop emerged from the crawlspace wearing the onesie after they arrived.  He was arrested on charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief and third-degree theft.

Female Newborn Orca Swimming With Southern Resident Killer Whales

(Seattle, WA)  --  Whale researchers are confirming the birth of a new baby orca in the Salish Sea.  The Center for Whale Research says they spotted the baby girl over the weekend swimming with the Southern Resident Killer Whale population's J Pod.  Researchers say the new calf was born to 24-year-old orca J31.  It's the first time J31 has successfully given birth to a new calf within the last decade.  Researchers have designated the new orca J56 and are calling her a "very welcome addition" to the Southern Resident Killer Whale population, which remains critically endangered due to pollution, lack of food and heavy boat traffic in the area.

Portland Man Arrested For Child Sex Abuse

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police are searching for additional victims after arresting a man accused of sexually abusing a child.  Police arrested 23-year-old Michael Kimbrough last week on three counts of sex abuse.  He's accused of abusing a neighbor boy after inviting him over to play video games.  Police are also investigating Kimbrough for child pornography.  Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact police.

Small Plane Crash Injures Three

(Newport, OR)  --  Three people are injured following a small plane crash along the Oregon coast.  The Oregon State Patrol says the plane crashed down last night near South Beach State Park near Newport.  Two passengers and the pilot were hospitalized for minor injuries.  An investigation is ongoing.

Handyman Arraigned In Death Of Former Mouseketeer Dennis Day

(Phoenix, OR)  --  A man is facing charges in connection to the death of a former member of TV's original "Mickey Mouse Club."  Court records show 36-year-old Daniel James Burda was arraigned in Jackson County Circuit Court Monday on multiple charges, including manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and abuse of a corpse.  Police arrested him last week for the death of former Mouseketeer Dennis Day.  Police found Day's decomposed body in April inside the Phoenix, Oregon home he shared with his husband, 88-year-old Henry "Ernie" Caswell.  Authorities had been searching for Day after he mysteriously disappeared last July.  Investigators say Burda worked as a handyman for the couple and occasionally stayed at their home in exchange for doing work around the house.

Merkley Explains Why He Hasn't Endorsed A 2020 Candidate

(Portland, OR)  --  Senator Jeff Merkley is keeping his options open as the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination plays out.  On NBC's Meet the Press, the Oregon Democrat, who endorsed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders early on in 2016, said this time around it's a different set of cards.  Merkley says there's a lot of capable individuals running for President right now whereas before it was only Sanders and Hillary Clinton.  Merkley wrote in a New York Times op-ed in 2016 endorsing Sanders for his "kitchen table" issues that impact Americans.  He says many of the 2020 candidates understand those "kitchen table" issues.

Coast Guard Rescues Six From Sinking Boat

(North Bend, OR)  --  Half a dozen people are doing OK after their boat began taking on water on the Umpqua River.  The Coast Guard says the six boaters were at the jetty point of the Umpqua River Bar Friday morning when their boat took a hard wave across the bow.  The wave shattered the boat's windshield and flooded the vessel.  Good Samaritans rushed in to help pull two of the boaters from the water, and a Coast Guard crew arrived on the scene to rescue the others.  The Coast Guard says the sunken boat is unrecoverable at this time.

Man Injured In NE Portland Shooting

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a shooting that left one person injured in northeast Portland.  Police say the man was shot yesterday morning on Northeast Jarrett Street.  The man was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.  Police are still searching for a suspect.

Two Men Stabbed On Beach In Seaside

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of stabbing two men on a beach in Seaside.  Police responded to the area of Avenue K and the Promenade Saturday morning on reports of a stabbing.  Responding officers found one man with serious stab wounds.  The second victim turned up later at a local hospital.  It's not yet clear what led to the stabbing, but police don't believe it was a random act.  An investigation is ongoing.

Oregon Woman Convicted Of Stalking Teacher Sentenced To 30 Days Of Jail

(Hillsboro, OR)  --  A Hillsboro woman convicted of stalking her teacher will spend 30 days in jail.  On June 27th, 25-year-old Justine Mims was convicted of second-degree trespass and misdemeanor stalking.  Investigators say she was a student in the victim's class and became infatuated with him.  She would allegedly email him repeatedly, frequently attend his office hours and even requested they have sex.  Mims was eventually expelled from the university after ignoring warnings to stay away from the victim.  In January of 2018, Mims showed up at the victim's driveway and refused to leave, prompting him to call 9-1-1.

Southern Resident Orcas Spotted Following Long Absence

(Seattle, WA)  --  The critically endangered southern resident orcas are back home in the Salish Sea after what whale researchers are calling an unprecedented absence.  The Seattle Times reports researchers spotted whales from the J, K and possibly L pods Friday near San Juan Island in Washington state.  The Center for Whale Research says the whales were gone for all of June and only showed up once in May.  Researchers believe the whales may be branching out to search for food as chinook salmon remains scarce in the Puget Sound region.

Foster Burger Closes For Good

(Portland, OR)  --  An iconic Portland burger joint is closing up shop for good.  KATU reports Foster Burger held its final day of business yesterday at its location on Southeast Foster Road.  The owner of the rock-and-roll-themed restaurant says he plans to rebrand and remodel the restaurant in partnership with the Thunderbird Bar next door.

Body Found In Columbia River That Of Missing Cyclist

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police are confirming that a body found in the Columbia River is that of a missing cyclist from Vancouver.  The Clark County Medical Examiner identified the body yesterday as 36-year-old Leif Vigeland.  A boater discovered his body Monday in the water near Tidewater Cove.  Vigeland went missing after leaving his Vancouver home on bike last Thursday to train for a triathlon.  The medical examiner has not yet released the cause or manner of death.

Portland Protesters Demand Closure Of Migrant Detention Centers

(Portland, OR)  --  Activists in Portland are calling for the closure of migrant detention centers along the Mexican border.  Dozens of people rallied in downtown Portland yesterday, calling the detention centers inhumane.  Democratic U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer was among those who spoke at the rally.

Report: Nike Betsy Ross Shoes Sell For $2K Online

(Undated)  --  The now yanked Nike Betsy Ross shoes are selling for big bucks online.  Sports Illustrated reports the Air Max 1 USA shoe has been selling for over two-thousand dollars on  It was originally priced for 120 dollars.  The Wall Street Journal reported Nike pulled the Ross flag shoes because former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained it was flown during times when slavery was common.

Bomb Threat Evacuates Portland City Hall

(Portland, OR)  --  Things are getting back to normal at Portland City Hall after a bomb threat forced evacuations.  Police responded to the building around noon yesterday after someone called the mayor's office several times saying a bomb was going to go off there.  Responding officers searched the building and determined the threat was not credible.

Fire Danger Level Boosted To High

(Salem, OR)  --  The Oregon Department of Forestry is raising the state's fire danger level.  The department has raised the level to "high" on Wednesday in southwest Oregon.  The increase impacts one-point-eight-million acres of land in Jackson and Josephine counties.  It went into effect at midnight.

Cruz: I Won't Buy Nike Anymore After Betsy Ross Shoe Decision

(Washington, DC)  --  U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is vowing to not buy Nike anymore after the company pulled a shoe based on Betsy Ross' flag design.  The Texas Republican tweeted yesterday he respects the company's decision but thinks they're showing contempt for people who stand for the National Anthem and military members.  The Wall Street Journal reported Nike pulled the Ross flag shoes because former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick [[ KAP-er-nik ]] complained it was flown during times when slavery was common.

Man Shoots, Injures Roommates In St. Helens

(St. Helens, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect in connection to a shooting that injured two men in St. Helens.  Police say the suspect shot his two roommates inside a house on Old Portland Road near South 6th Street last night and then fled the scene.  Both men were hospitalized and are expected to survive.  A girl inside the home at the time of the shooting was not injured.

Coast Guard Urges Safety On Waterways Over Holiday

(Portland, OR)  --  The U.S. Coast Guard is reminding boaters in the Pacific Northwest to be safe this Fourth of July weekend.  The Coast Guard says it will be conducting routine patrols over the holiday weekend on various waterways throughout the region.  Crews will be focusing especially on the Strait of Juan de Fuca along with the Puget Sound, Columbia River and Willamette River.  Boaters are reminded to never drink while operating a moving vessel and to remain aware of all the rules on sharing the waterway.

Minor Twister Hits North Portland

(Portland, OR)  --  Officials are confirming that a tornado hit north Portland last night.  The National Weather Service says an EF-0 twister touched down around 5:30 last night with wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour.  EF-0 is the weakest category of tornadoes.  The twister downed trees and power lines and brought rain and hail to parts of the northern Willamette Valley.

Police ID Man Killed In McMinnville Shooting

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man who was shot to death in McMinnville.  Police say 28-year-old Richard Joshua John Barney died Friday night after being shot near Northeast Grandhaven Street and Doran Drive.  Police have arrested Dustin Brown in connection to the shooting.  He was arraigned on a charge of murder yesterday.

Body Found In Columbia River Near Vancouver

(Vancouver, WA)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the discovery of a body in the Columbia River near Vancouver.  Clark County Sheriff's deputies say a boater found the body near Tidewater Cove yesterday.  Police are now working to identify the body.

Man Arrested For Domestic Violence After Hours-Long Standoff

(Portland, OR)  --  A domestic violence suspect is in police custody following an hours-long standoff at a home in southeast Portland.  Police responded to the home on Southeast Bush Street yesterday morning on reports that a suicidal man with a gun was holding a woman and several children inside hostage.  Police called crisis negotiators to the scene and were able to take Edgar Gutierrez into custody just after 4:00 a.m.  He was booked into Multnomah County Jail on charges of menacing, unlawful use of a weapon and felon in possession of a firearm.

Brown Considering Executive Action On Carbon Emissions Bill

(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon Governor Kate Brown is considering executive action on a carbon emissions bill which failed to get through the legislature.  Brown told reporters yesterday she wants the legislature to reach a compromise on cap and trade, but is willing to look at alternative paths to get the policy in place.  She also promised the bill was a good product and was a collaborative effort.  Republican senators left the state for nine days during last month's legislative session and returned after getting promises there would be no vote.  The governor says carbon emissions need to be reduced, and doing nothing isn't an option.

Cloudability CEO Resigns

(Portland, OR)  --  Cloudability CEO Mat Ellis is stepping down.  He stepped down today telling The Oregonian he wants to sleep and eat well.  Ellis says he was not interested in staying on with Cloudability after selling it to Washington-based Apptio.  He founded the company in 2011.

Man Charged After Assaulting Woman

(Portland, OR)  --  A 25-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a woman inside a Portland bookstore.  Court records show William James Wimberly Jr. has been indicted on charges of felony public indecency and third-degree sexual abuse.  The incident happened at the Title Wave Used Bookstore on Northeast Knott Street in February.

Teen Arrested For Armed Robbery In Vancouver

(Vancouver, WA)  --  A teenager is facing charges in connection to an armed robbery in Vancouver.  Police arrested the teen in a fast food restaurant Sunday for the incident earlier that day near Plomondon Street and General Anderson Avenue.  Police say the suspect is one of several teenagers who robbed a juvenile there and that at least one of the teens had a gun.  Police are still searching for other suspects.

Portland Cops Bust Up Protest Including Antifa, Proud Boys

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police say opposing groups of protesters are responsible for acts of violence resulting in several arrests.  The groups protesting Saturday included members of Antifa, the Proud Boys and the "HimToo Movement."  Police say the protests weren't planned and there weren't any permits.  A Portland Police tweet says the unlawful assembly turned into a civil disturbance including protesters who allegedly threw milkshakes containing fast drying concrete.  Pepper spray was also in use, both by police and by protesters.  Three people were arrested in the melee.

Police Searching For Missing Vancouver Man

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police are searching for a missing Vancouver man.  Family members say 36-year-old Leif Vigeland disappeared after apparently going out for a morning bike ride last Thursday.  Police say he left behind his wallet and cell phone.  Vigeland was reportedly training for a half marathon that took place over the weekend.  Family members say it's uncharacteristic for him to disappear.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

Report: Manufacturing Jobs At Risk In Oregon

(Undated)  --  Oregon is the state where manufacturing jobs are most vulnerable.  A report by Oxford Economics says that as robots become more popular in manufacturing, more people will lose their jobs.  The most vulnerable state is Oregon, followed by Louisiana, and Texas ranks third.  The report estimates the number of robots will rise to 20 million by 2030 globally.  It predicts a significant impact on laborers in poorer local economies with entry-level skills. 

Senate Republicans Return In Oregon, Climate Change Bill Dead

(Salem, OR)  --  The 2019 Oregon Legislative Session is in the books.  The state Senate adjourned yesterday after voting on a number of bills.  Senate Republicans went back to work at the State Capitol over the weekend after receiving assurances that a climate change bill is dead.  The bill is a carbon capping plan that the Republicans oppose.  Senate leaders say they lack the 16 Democratic votes they need to pass the bill.  Republicans in that chamber walked away from their jobs for a week to prevent any action because of a lack of a quorum.  Three Senate Republicans were still missing for Saturday's vote, but enough returned for the 20-person quorum to allow business to return to normal.  The climate change bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Rules by a 17-to-10 vote.  Eight Democrats and all Republicans present voted for that.

Deputy Injured In Hit-And-Run Crash; Suspect Arrested

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing multiple charges after allegedly crashing into and injuring an off-duty sheriff's deputy riding a motorcycle and then fleeing the scene.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says the deputy was riding to work on a motorcycle yesterday morning when Marcus Alcola crashed into her in the Hillsboro area and then took off.  The deputy was rushed to a hospital and is expected to recover.  Police found Alcola about half a mile away from the scene and arrested him on charges of DUI, third-degree assault and felony hit-and-run.

Man Injured In Hillsboro Party Shooting

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of shooting and injuring a man at a party in Hillsboro.  Police say the man was shot early yesterday morning near Southeast 68th Avenue and Borwick Street.  He was rushed to a hospital and is expected to be OK.  It's not yet clear whether the shooter was at the party.  An investigation is ongoing.

Cougar Hot Springs Reopens Today After August Fire

(Portland, OR)  --  A popular hot spring is reopening today after being damaged last year in a fire.  The USDA Forest Service says the Terwilliger Hot Springs, also known as the Cougar Hot Springs, is reopening to the public today following nearly a year of repairs.  The hot springs were closed to the public last August following the Terwilliger Fire. 

Hiker Hit By Rock, Falls Down Embankment At Multnomah Falls

(Portland, OR)  --  A hiker is hospitalized after being hit by a rock and falling down an embankment near Multnomah Falls.  The Corbett Fire Department says the man was hiking the Multnomah Falls trail Saturday when a rock fell on him, causing him to tumble 75 feet down an embankment.  First responders used a rope system to lift the man to safety.  He was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.


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