Regional News Archives for 2019-09

Man Dies In Police Custody In Salem

(Salem, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the death of a man while he was in police custody in Salem.  Police say officers arrested the man Saturday night at the Best Little Roadhouse in south Salem on reports he was trespassing and causing a disturbance.  Police say the man resisted arrest and was struggling with the officers when he began suffering from medical distress.  Police took him to a hospital, where he died.  It's not yet clear how he died.

Motorcyclist Killed In NE Portland Crash

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a motorcyclist who was killed in a crash in Northeast Portland.  Police say 41-year-old Edward Woods of Portland was riding on Northeast Halsey Street near 80th Avenue Saturday afternoon when he crossed into oncoming traffic and was hit by a pickup truck.  Investigators believe speed may have been a factor in the crash.  No other injuries were reported.

Woman Arrested For Allegedly Killing Family's Rabbit

(Salem, OR)  --  A Salem woman is facing charges after allegedly killing a family's pet rabbit.  Police say the family called 9-1-1 yesterday after chasing the unidentified woman from their home on Silverton Road Northeast.  The family says she killed one of their rabbits.  Police arrested the woman on charges of animal abuse, criminal mischief and trespass.

Vancouver Runaway Who 'Needed Time To Reflect' Returns Home Safe

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(Vancouver, WA)  --  A Vancouver boy is safe after briefly running away from home over the weekend.  Police say 12-year-old Nash Modin ran away early yesterday morning, leaving behind a note saying he was upset and needed time to reflect.  Surveillance footage then shows him gearing up for cold weather and leaving his home.  Police say he returned home safe and sound last night.

Train Derails, Crashes In Marion County

(Salem, OR)  --  No injuries are reported after a train derailed in a fiery crash in Marion County.  Fire officials say the nine-car train went off the tracks early yesterday morning near Brooklake Road Northeast and River Road Northeast west of Brooks.  The train then crashed into a power pole and started a small blaze.  An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Henry's Tavern Closes Suddenly Saturday

(Portland, OR)  --  Dozens of people are looking for a new job following the sudden closure of a popular bar in the Pearl District.  The Oregonian reports Henry's Tavern closed up shop for good on Saturday, just hours after informing staff of the closure on Friday afternoon.  The bar was in business for 15 years at Northwest 12th Avenue and Burnside Street.

Vancouver Home Hit By Lightning

(Vancouver, WA)  --  A home in Vancouver, Washington is badly damaged after being struck by lightning.  Fire officials say the house in the Fishers Glen neighborhood was hit by a lightning strike Saturday afternoon.  The residents were inside the home at the time of the strike, but no injuries were reported.  Authorities say the strike left a hole in the home's roof and damaged the home's electrical system.

Woman Accused Of Feeding Coworkers Meth-Laced Bean Dip

(Albany, OR)  --  An Albany woman is facing charges after allegedly feeding her coworkers bean dip that was laced with methamphetamine.  The Marion County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested 38-year-old Cassandra Medina-Hernandez Wednesday for the incident earlier this month.  Police say at least one of her coworkers at Jefferson Thriftway was hospitalized when she became ill after eating the bean dip on September 9th.

Man Killed In Crash Into Canal In Baker County

(Portland, OR)  --  One man is dead after crashing his car into a canal in Baker County.  Oregon State Police say 25-year-old Evan Simonski-Davis of Baker City was driving south on Highway 7 Wednesday afternoon when his vehicle left the roadway and rolled into a canal.  Police say speed and failure to use a seat belt may have been contributing factors.

Man Arrested For Armed Robbery Of SE Portland Convenience Store

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges in connection to an armed robbery at a convenience store in southeast Portland.  Police arrested 18-year-old Nathaniel Doss Scot shortly after midnight yesterday.  Police say he was armed with a knife when he held up a convenience store on Southeast Powell Boulevard.  Responding officers found him near the scene and arrested him on a charge of first-degree robbery.

Teen Arrested For Convenience Store Robberies

(Portland, OR)  --  A teenage boy is facing charges in connection to a string of robberies at a convenience store in Milwaukie.  Police arrested a 16-year-old boy yesterday morning after receiving a public tip.  He's being charged with first-degree robbery, third-degree robbery and second-degree theft in connection to three separate incidents at Vista Market. 

Police Seek Missing, Endangered Man

(Portland, OR)  --  Police in Washington County are searching for a missing and endangered man.  The Washington County Sheriff's office says 66-year-old Aaron Irving Renfro has a history of strokes and may be in danger without his medication.  Police say Renfro was reported missing after failing to arrive in Aloha on Sunday after driving from Colorado.  Police say he was last seen driving a 2005 Subaru Outback with Colorado license plates.

Laurelwood Brewing's Sellwood Pub Closing This Weekend

(Portland, OR)  --  Laurelwood Brewing is closing its Sellwood pub in northeast Portland after six years in business.  The Oregonian says the restaurant will hold its final day of service tomorrow.  Owner Mike de Kalb says the closure is due to the landlord's decision to raise their rates.

Man Crashes Into Wall At Shopping Center

(Beaverton, OR)  --  No injuries are reported after an elderly driver crashed into a brick wall at the Cedar Hills Shopping Center in Beaverton.  Police say the man accidentally hit the gas instead of the brakes in the crash just outside a Halloween City store yesterday.  The man has been ordered to retest for his driver's license at the DMV.

Middle School Student Hit By Car, Injured

(Molalla, OR)  --  A middle school student is hospitalized after being hit by a car while using a crosswalk on her way to school in Molalla.  Police say the student was crossing Highway 211 near Molalla River Middle School yesterday morning when a driver struck her.  Police say the crosswalk's flashing lights were activated at the time of the crash.  The driver was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Body Found In Creek In St. Helens

(St. Helens, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the discovery of human remains in a creek in St. Helens.  Police say someone called 9-1-1 Tuesday afternoon after finding the severely decomposed body in McNulty Creek near Firlok Park Boulevard and Highway 30.  Police say the body appears to be that of a man.  An autopsy has been scheduled.  Police say they do not suspect foul play.

Restaurants Donating Proceeds Today To Detained Kids At Border

(Portland, OR)  --  Dozens of Portland restaurants are participating in a fundraiser today to help children being detained at the Mexico border.  Nearly 50 restaurants will deliver a portion of today's proceeds to the organization KIND, which provides legal services for the children.  Some of the participating restaurants include Thai Seasons Restaurant, Shalom Y'all Restaurant, The Observatory, Kayo's Ramen Bar and Bless Your Heart Burgers.

Man Charged With Attempted Murder For Trying To Shoot Roommate

(Beaverton, OR)  --  A man is charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting a gun into the floor during an argument at his apartment near Beaverton.  Washington County prosecutors arraigned Barry Carlson Tuesday on one count of attempted murder and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon.  Police responded to the apartment near Old Quarry Road and Northwest 119th Avenue on September 12th after the Carlson's roommate ran out into the street looking for help.  The roommate told police that Carlson fired several shots into the floor while they were arguing.  No one was struck by the gunfire.

Police Board Bus To Arrest Car Theft Suspects

(Springfield, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a pair of car theft suspects after they allegedly tried to hide from officers on a LTD bus.  Springfield Police says officers boarded the bus and arrested Keven Allen Grieve and Ryan Lee Hicks yesterday after a Eugene Police officer saw them get onto the bus following a police chase.  Police say someone was warming up their car in their driveway yesterday morning when the two got into the car and took off.  Police pursued the vehicle, but they got away and eventually ditched the car and took off on foot before getting onto the bus where they were arrested.

Man Convicted Of Child Sex Abuse Dies In Prison

(Salem, OR)  --  A 75-year-old man convicted of sexually abusing children is dead.  Authorities say William Kirk died yesterday morning at the infirmary of the Oregon State Penitentiary.  He was serving a 54-year sentence after being convicted in 2017 of multiple child sex crimes over a five-year period ending in 2010.

Man Arrested For Exposing Self Near Elementary School

(Kelso, WA)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly exposing himself in front of an elementary school in southwest Washington state.  Police in Kelso arrested 30-year-old Maurice Williams for the incident Monday afternoon.  Police say he dropped his pants in front of Barnes Elementary School and then tried to walk on campus.

Corvallis Named OR's Best College Town

(Corvallis, OR)  --  Corvallis is being called the best college town in Oregon.  The website reviews-dot-org used federal data to analyze factors like cost of living, bar availability and transportation access to rank college towns across the country.  Corvallis came in first place for Oregon and 12th place nationwide.

Vancouver Residents Call For Police Body Cameras, De-Escalation Training

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Residents in Vancouver, Washington are calling on law enforcement officials to issue body cameras to police officers following multiple officer-involved shootings in the city.  About a dozen people spoke out on the issue yesterday at a police forum on how to better train officers.  Speakers also called for de-escalation technique training and bias training for officers.  Four people have been shot by police officers in Vancouver so far this year.  Three of those shootings were deadly.

One Killed In North Plains Crash

(North Plains, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a crash that killed at least one person near North Plains.  The Washington County Sheriff's office says the crash happened late last night on Northwest Jackson School Road.  Police say a vehicle crashed through a fence and rolled over, killing one person.

Truck T-Bones School Bus In Clackamas County

(Portland, OR)  --  Some Clackamas County kids are recovering from a scare after a pickup truck crashed into their school bus.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says four middle school students were on the bus around 5:00 last night when the truck t-boned them at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Sunnyside.  None of the students were injured, but the bus driver was taken to a hospital as a precaution.  Police say it doesn't appear that either driver was under the influence.

Pipe Break Sends Thousands Of Gallons Of Sewage Into Columbia Slough

(Portland, OR)  --  Officials are warning residents to avoid the water in the Columbia Slough following a sewage spill.  City officials say a broke sewer pipe at a pump station on Northeast Alderwood Road caused ten-and-a-half-thousand gallons of sewage to flow into the slough yesterday afternoon.  Residents are urged to avoid contact with the water for the next 48 hours.  Officials are still working to determine how the pipe broke. 

University Service Members Prepare For Strike

(Portland, OR)  --  Service employees at all seven public universities in Oregon are preparing to strike.  Members of the Service Employee International Union say they'll go on strike next Monday if the universities fail to reach an agreement with the union on a new contract.  KATU reports the union bargaining team didn't show up to negotiations last night.  Union members are asking for a six-point-two-five-percent cost-of-living raise over two years.  So far, the universities are offering a four-point-two-five-percent raise.

Police ID Two Men Injured In Small Plane Crash

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identities of two men who were injured in a small plane crash in southeast Gresham.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Ameen Alshangiti and 41-year-old Aaron Michelsen were injured when their Beechcraft Bonanza crashed into a field near Southeast 182nd and Richey Road Monday night.  Both men were rushed to a hospital with serious injuries.  The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

Vancouver Man Arrested For Child Porn

(Vancouver, WA)  --  A 63-year-old Vancouver man is facing child pornography charges.  The Vancouver Police Department arrested Michael Williamson at his home last week following an investigation that began in June.  He's charged with four counts of possessing child pornography.  Police say he uploaded several videos depicting children as young as 7-years-old involved in sexual acts with a man.

Public Hearing Set Tomorrow On New Food Cart Rules

(Portland, OR)  --  A public hearing is scheduled tomorrow on proposed new rules aimed at holding food cart operators to higher standards.  Multnomah County commissioners will hear public testimony on the new rules at its commission meeting tomorrow.  The new rules include standards on pest control, safe drinking water, safe electrical power and solid waste disposal, among other standards. 

Police Say Woman Shot Estranged Husband Dead In Self Defense

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing in Washington County after a woman allegedly shot her estranged husband to death in self defense during an argument.  Sheriff's officials say the woman called 9-1-1 yesterday to report the shooting at her home on Northwest Germantown Road.  Police say the couple was going through a divorce and that the man had come over to collect his things.  The woman says they began arguing and he pulled a gun on her, prompting her to pull out her own gun and shoot him.  First responders tried to save the man, but he died at the scene.

Two Injured In Small Plane Crash

(Gresham, OR)  --  Two men are injured following a small plane crash in southeast Gresham.  Fire officials say the crash happened last night near Southeast 182nd and Richey Road.  Both men were rushed to a hospital with serious injuries.  It's not yet clear what led to the crash.  The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Man Arrested For Crash That Killed Passenger

(Vancouver, WA)  --  A Vancouver, Washington man is facing charges in connection to a deadly crash in Woodland.  Police arrested 57-year-old Eugene Jorgensen for the crash that killed his passenger, 30-year-old Tylor Krout, yesterday.  Police say Jorgensen walked away from the scene of the crash, leaving his passenger to die.

Filming Underway In OR For Nicholas Cage Movie

(Portland, OR)  --  Filming is underway in Oregon for a new Nicholas Cage flick.  Variety-dot-com reports filming started yesterday for the film titled "Pig."  The movie stars Cage as a truffle hunter who ventures from the Oregon wilderness into Portland to rescue his kidnapped foraging pig.

Man Arrested For Attempted Kidnapping Previously Convicted Of Same Crime

(Vancouver, WA)  --  New details are coming to light regarding a man accused of trying to kidnap a teenage girl at a shopping mall in Vancouver, Washington.  Court records show 49-year-old Steve Hayes was previously convicted of trying to kidnap a young girl from a Walmart in Vancouver five years ago.  Police arrested Hayes Saturday after he allegedly approached a 14-year-old girl at Vancouver Mall and threatened to kill her before dragging her away.  Police say the girl fought back and yelled "fire," prompting witnesses to chase Hayes down and hold him until officers arrived at the scene.  Police arrested Hayes on charges of kidnapping, assault and harassment.

Netflix Seeking Extras For Movie Being Filmed In Portland

(Portland, OR)  --  Netflix is looking for extras for a new movie being filmed in Portland.  The film "Sorta Like a Rock Star" is based on a book by the same name.  It tells the story of a teenage girl who forms powerful bonds with community members thanks to her preternatural optimism.  Casting company Weeble Mountain is looking for extras to film in October and November for twelve dollars and 50 cents per hour.

Police Seek Suspect In Corvallis Hatchet Attack

(Corvallis, OR)  --  Police are searching for a man accused of hitting another man in the head with a hatchet.  The Corvallis Police Department says the incident happened last Thursday at an illegal campsite near a public park.  The victim was seriously injured.  Police say the suspect and victim were acquaintances.

Bystander Attacked, Injured By Police K-9

(Vancouver, WA)  --  An investigation is underway into an incident in which a police dog attacked an innocent bystander in Vancouver.  Police say the K-9 broke free from his handlers and ran across the street to attack the person Sunday afternoon, injuring them.  Police were at the scene making an arrest when it happened.

One Hospitalized Following Wrong-Way Crash On I-405

(Portland, OR)  --  At least one person is hospitalized following a wrong-way crash on I-405.  The Portland Police Bureau says the crash happened at Southwest 4th Avenue just after midnight yesterday when a driver got onto the freeway going the wrong way.  Police say everyone involved is expected to survive their injuries.  An investigation is ongoing.

Man Killed In SE Portland Crash

(Portland, OR)  --  One person is dead following a crash in southeast Portland.  Police say 23-year-old Nazariy Senchuk was speeding on Southeast Flavel Street Saturday night when he veered off the roadway and crashed into several trees.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Coast Guard Rescues Injured Hiker On Bone Mountain

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is recovering after becoming injured while hiking on Bone Mountain.  The Coast Guard Sector North Bend command center received a call from the Coos County Sheriff's office Saturday after the hiker injured himself.  The Coast Guard launched an aircrew and medevaced the man to medical personnel at Roseburg Regional Airport.

Man Arrested For Attempted Kidnapping Of Teen At Mall

(Vancouver, WA)  --  A 49-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly trying to kidnap a teenage girl at a shopping mall in Vancouver, Washington.  Police say the suspect identified as Steve Hayes approached the 14-year-old girl at Vancouver Mall Saturday and threatened to kill her before dragging her away.  Police say the girl fought back, and witnesses chased Hayes down and held him until officers arrived at the scene.  Police arrested Hayes on charges of kidnapping, assault and harassment.

JDRF Walk Raises More Than $200K

(Portland, OR)  --  The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is putting more than 200-thousand dollars in the coffers following the JDRF One Walk in Portland.  KATU reports thousands of people participated in yesterday's event at the Portland International Raceway to walk for a cure to Type 1 diabetes.  The organization is still accepting donations online.

Fire Burns Home In Vancouver

(Vancouver, WA)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a house fire in Vancouver, Washington.  The Vancouver Fire Department responded to the home on Southeast 11th Street Saturday morning to find flames and smoke coming from a second-story window.  Fire officials say no one was home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.

Man Killed In Highway 101 Wrong-Way Crash

(Portland, OR)  --  One person is dead following a crash between a pickup truck and a U-Haul in Tillamook County.  Oregon State Police says the crash happened Friday night on Highway 101 when the pickup truck crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with the U-Haul truck.  The 57-year-old driver of the pickup truck identified as Randall Sisson died at the scene.  Police say the U-Haul driver was uninjured.

Deer Rescued After Getting Stuck In Water Tank

(St. Helens, OR)  --  A deer is doing OK after being rescued from a water treatment tank in St. Helens.  Columbia River Fire and Rescue says the deer got stuck in the tank at the St. Helens Water Treatment Plant yesterday morning.  Authorities say most of the tank was 25 feet deep, and the deer had just one small area where it was able to stand without becoming submerged in the water.  Crews created a makeshift ramp out of a ladder and encouraged the deer to climb up.  Crews say the deer then ran off into the woods.  It did not appear to be injured.

Woman Arrested For Driving On Wrong Side Of Highway

(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is facing a DUII charge after allegedly getting caught driving the wrong way on Highway 26.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Shelby Lee Terebesi was driving west in the highway's eastbound lanes between Southwest Market Street and Northwest Murray Boulevard early yesterday morning when deputies pulled her over.  The deputies say they found an open beer can inside her car.  Her blood alcohol concentration was allegedly measured at point-17.

Two Injured In Shooting Outside Home Depot

(Portland, OR)  --  Two people are injured following a shooting at a Home Depot in Northeast Portland.  The shooting happened yesterday afternoon outside the store on Northeast Glenn Widing Drive.  Police say a loss prevention officer was confronting a shoplifting suspect outside the store when another person walked up and started arguing with the suspect.  The altercation culminated with the suspect and the other person drawing their guns and shooting each other.  Both were rushed to a hospital with injuries.

McMenamins Edgefield Flooding Caused By Guest Hanging From Pipe

(Portland, OR)  --  New details are coming to light regarding a broken sprinkler pipe that flooded all three floors of McMenamins Edgefield Wednesday night.  The hotels marketing director says the sprinkler pipe broke after a guest jumped up and grabbed the pipe and started hanging from it.  The Gresham Fire Department responded to the building and evacuated 200 people.  Crews shut off power to the building and were able to stop the water flow.  The hotel says only a few rooms were seriously damaged.

Deputy Gets Fishing Lure Stuck In Face

(Portland, OR)  --  A Clackamas County Sheriff's deputy is recovering after getting a fishing lure stuck in his face.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says Deputy Ferguson and a second deputy were undergoing rescue technique training on the upper Clackamas River when Ferguson suddenly felt something pierce his cheek.  Ferguson says he initially thought it was a bee sting, but his partner quickly informed him that he had a fishing lure stuck in his face.  The two deputies rafted to shore, and Ferguson headed to the emergency room to have the lure removed.  Ferguson says he plans to use the lure on his next fishing trip, pointing out that it, quote, "obviously catches things."

School Bus Driver Arrested For DUI

(Longview, WA)  --  A school bus driver in southwest Washington is facing charges after allegedly driving drunk on the job.  Police in Longview say a child called 9-1-1 last week to report his school bus driver was drunk.  The child reportedly told police the driver smelled of alcohol and ran three red lights.  Police have arrested Catherine Maccarone on charges of DUI and reckless endangerment.

Student Arrested For School Shooting Threat

(Portland, OR)  --  A Sandy High School student is facing charges after allegedly threatening to shoot up the school on social media.  The Sandy Police Department arrested the 16-year-old student yesterday.  The student is accused of making the threats on the social media platform TikTok.  Police say it doesn't appear the student had access to any weapons.

Cougar Spotted Near School In Woodburn

(Woodburn, OR)  --  Police in Woodburn are warning residents about a cougar sighting near a school.  The Woodburn Police Department says the cougar was spotted yesterday morning near Woodburn High School on Meridian Drive near Tukwila Drive.  Residents are advised to use caution in the area.

Fire Battalion Chief Dies In Line Of Duty

(Kelso, WA)  --  Authorities in southwesten Washington are reporting the death of a Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue battalion chief.  The Kelso Police Department says Chief Mike Zainfeld died in the line of duty yesterday.  Police aren't yet revealing details on how he died.

Police Search For Missing 12-Year-Old Boy

(Gresham, OR)  --  Police in Gresham are searching for a missing 12-year-old boy.  The Gresham Police Department says Joshua Frison went missing last night after leaving home to visit a friend's house near Southeast 182nd Avenue and Southeast Yamhill Street.  He's described as five feet tall and 95 pounds with dark brown hair.  Family members also say he was wearing a red shirt with black athletic pants.

Charges Dismissed Against Man Who Drove Truck Through Protesters

(Portland, OR)  --  Charges are being dismissed against a Portland man who drove through a crowd of protesters in Vancouver, Washington two years ago.  A Clark County judge moved to dismiss the charges against William Wilson yesterday.  Prosecutors say he drove his pickup truck through a group of people blocking his path while demonstrating near 6th Street and Columbia Street in September of 2017, showing "willful and wanton disregard" for their safety.

Police ID Victim Of Deadly Auto-Pedestrian Hit And Run

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a pedestrian who was hit by a car and killed in Northeast Portland.  The Portland Police Bureau says 27-year-old Cristian Drae Lennon was walking at Northeast Lombard Street and Northeast 45th Avenue Sunday night when a vehicle crashed into him and took off.  Police are still searching for the suspect driver.

Driver Uninjured After Crashing Into Bear

(Clatskanie, OR)  --  A driver is doing OK after crashing into a bear near Clatskanie.  The Columbia County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened yesterday morning along Beaver Falls Road near the Mustola Road intersection.  The driver was not injured.  Police say the bear was killed in the crash.

Man Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting At Salem Goodwill

(Salem, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the officer-involved shooting death of a man at a Goodwill Store in West Salem.  The Polk County Sheriff's office says the shooting happened during a drug sting operation at the store on Edgewater Street Northwest yesterday afternoon.  Police say undercover officers met a suspect there under the guise of purchasing drugs from him.  One of the officers opened fire while trying to take the man into custody.

Portland Declares Public Health Crisis Over Addiction

(Portland, OR)  --  The City of Portland is declaring a public health crisis over addiction.  Mayor Ted Wheeler joined city councilors yesterday to make the declaration.  Wheeler also issued a proclamation declaring September 2019 "Recovery Month."

Sprinkler Pipe Breaks, Flooding McMenamins Edgefield

(Gresham, OR)  --  Cleanup is underway at McMenamins Edgefield after a sprinkler pipe broke, flooding all three floors of the building.  The Gresham Fire Department responded to the building last night and evacuated 200 people.  Crews shut off power to the building and were able to stop the water flow.  It's not yet clear what caused the pipe to break.

Health Advisory Issued Over Fecal Bacteria At Sunset Bay State Park Beach

(Portland, OR)  --  Officials are issuing a public health advisory over elevated fecal bacteria levels in the water at Sunset Bay State Park Beach.  The Oregon Health Authority issued the advisory yesterday.  People are urged to avoid contact with the water at Coos County Beach as well as Hubbard Creek Beach until further notice.

Man Arrested For Hit-And-Run

(Portland, OR)  --  One man is facing charges in connection to a hit-and-run crash that injured two people.  The Portland Police Bureau says officers have arrested Justin Jeffries for the crash Saturday night in the 3100-block of Southeast Holgate Boulevard.  Two people were hospitalized following the crash.  Police say Jeffries was hiding on a rooftop when officers found him and arrested him.

Health Officials Confirm Two New Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses In OR

(Portland, OR)  --  Health officials are confirming two new cases of vaping-related lung illness in Oregon.  The Oregon Health Authority announced yesterday that two new cases have emerged within the last week, bringing the state's total cases to four.  One of those patients died in July.

Man Arrested For Allegedly Running From Police During Traffic Stop

(West Linn, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a man accused of running from police during a traffic stop in West Linn.  Police arrested 31-year-old Arturo Garcia yesterday for the incident Monday night.  Police say officers found methamphetamines in Garcia's car after he ran from officers who pulled him over on 8th Court.  Police say Garcia was wanted on outstanding warrants and is now facing additional charges.

Cougar Spotted In Springfield

(Springfield, OR)  --  Officials are warning residents about a cougar sighting in Springfield.  The Willamalane Park and Recreation District says the cougar was spotted at Dorris Ranch yesterday.  Officials are urging residents to exercise caution in that area.

One Killed, Two Injured In Crash Near Forest Grove

(Portland, OR)  --  One person is dead and two others are injured following a crash outside Forest Grove.  Police say the crash happened just before noon yesterday on Highway 8 near the David Hill Road intersection.  Two people were rushed to a hospital, while a third person died at the scene.  Police believe wet roads may have contributed to the crash.

Burgerville Serving $1 Cheeseburgers For National Cheeseburger Day

(Portland, OR)  --  Today is National Cheeseburger Day.  Burgerville is celebrating by serving up one-dollar cheeseburgers all day today.  The fast-food chain is limiting the deal to five cheeseburgers per transaction and two transactions per vehicle.

Health Advisory Issued For Fecal Bacteria At Nye Beach

(Newport, OR)  --  Officials are issuing a public health advisory over elevated fecal bacteria levels in the water at Nye Beach in Lincoln County.  The Oregon Health Authority issued the advisory yesterday.  People are urged to avoid contact with the water until further notice.

Woman Killed In Crash Near Newport

(Newport, OR)  --  One woman is dead following a crash near Newport.  Oregon State Police say 68-year-old Linda Dodson was driving east on Highway 20 yesterday when she veered off the roadway and crashed.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.  A dog found in the car was evaluated and has since been released to friends of Dodson.

Fire Burns Apartment In Tualatin Valley

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into an apartment fire in the Tualatin Valley area.  Firefighters responded to the home on 108th Avenue yesterday afternoon for a fire that started in the living room of a unit on the first floor.  Fire crews had to rescue three people from a second-floor unit.  No injuries were reported.  It's not yet clear what sparked the blaze.

Police Searching For Missing Douglas County Woman

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing Douglas County woman.  The Roseburg Police Department says 58-year-old Susan Marie Carson was last seen on September 3rd in the Myrtle Creek area.  Family members say she could be travelling between Roseburg, Myrtle Creek and Canyonville by bus.  She's described as five-foot-five-inches and 115 pounds with light brown hair and feathered bangs.

Man Arrested For Gun During Street Racing Patrol

(Portland, OR)  --  A 47-year-old man is facing charges after police allegedly found a gun inside his car during a street racing patrol in Portland.  Police arrested Enrique Magana Sunday on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a loaded firearm.  Police say they stopped a total of 17 vehicles during the street racing patrol over the weekend.

Man Sentenced To 25 Years For Sexual Abuse Of Two Children

(Portland, OR)  --  A convicted sex offender is facing two-and-a-half decades behind bars for sexual crimes against children.  A judge sentenced 36-year-old Andrew Heininge yesterday to 25 years in prison for the abuse of two children over a two-year period in Clackamas and Multnomah counties.  Heininge pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including three counts of first-degree rape and multiple sexual abuse charges. 

Police Seek Suspect In Vancouver Hit-And-Run

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police in Vancouver, Washington are searching for a hit-and-run suspect after an injured woman was discovered lying in a roadside ditch.  Police say someone called 9-1-1 yesterday morning after finding the woman in a ditch on the side of Lakeshore Avenue near Northwest 78th Street.  She was rushed to a hospital with traumatic injuries.  Police believe she was walking along the road when she was hit by a car.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

One Killed, Two Injured In Wrong-Way Crash Near Coos Bay

(Coos Bay, OR)  --  One person is dead and two others are injured following a wrong-way crash near Coos Bay.  Oregon State Police say the crash happened yesterday morning when 56-year-old Rena Clemons of Coos Bay lost control of her car and veered into oncoming traffic, hitting another vehicle head-on.  Clemons was pronounced dead at the scene.  The other driver and his passenger were hospitalized for serious injuries.  Police identify them as 68-year-old Michael Puschel and 67-year-old Toni Puschel. 

Arson Suspected In Fire That Destroyed Rainier Home

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a fire that destroyed a home in Rainier.  Investigators say the blaze on Tide Creek Road Sunday night may have been arson.  Fire officials say one person inside the burning home was able to escape unharmed.

Mariners Travel to Pittsburgh to Face Pirates Tonight

(Pittsburgh, PA)  --  After the off day today, the Mariners will travel across the country to face the Pirates in Pittsburgh in the first of a three-game series tonight.  Marco Gonzales will take the ball for Scott Servais' club.  The southpaw is 15-and-11 with a 4.30 ERA and won his last start.  Mitch Keller will take the ball for the Bucs in search of his second win for the season and career.  He's 1-and-4 with an 8.29 ERA in nine starts this year.  Justin Dunn and Yusei Kikuchi are scheduled to start the final two games of the series for the M's. 

Police Seek Suspect In Deadly Hit And Run

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect in connection to a deadly hit-and-run crash in northeast Portland.  Police say the victim was walking on Portland Highway at Northeast 45th Avenue Sunday night when a driver crashed into them and then continued on their way.  The pedestrian died.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

Woman Sues Boy Scouts For Son's Death

(Portland, OR)  --  A Corvallis woman is suing the Boy Scouts of America after her teenage son fell to his death during a scouting trip last year.  Margaret Henderson has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the group for ten-million dollars.  Her 16-year-old son Nolan Henderson was killed last October while climbing Pulpit Rock in Klamath County.  Henderson says her son shouldn't have been climbing such a steep rock face without adult supervision.

Portland Activists Organizing Climate Change Strike Set For Friday

(Portland, OR)  --  Teens in Portland are organizing a strike.  The activists are calling on City Hall to address climate change.  The local event on Friday coincides with other strikes going on worldwide.  Thousands of people are expected to attend.

One Injured, Two More In Custody After Police Shooting In Hillsboro

(Hillsboro, OR)  --  One person is in the hospital after a police shooting in Hillsboro.  It happened at the Extended Stay America hotel on Northeast Eider Court shortly after 9 p.m. on Saturday.  Police say they were responding to suspicious activities and were taking someone into custody.  That's when an altercation happened and an officer fired one round, injuring a suspect.  Two other people were taken into custody.

Portland Baby Supply Store Closing After Over A Decade In Business

(Portland, OR)  --  A locally-owned baby supply store in Portland is closing.  Eco Baby Gear at Southeast STark and 80th has been in business for over a decade.  The owner tells FOX 12 that they are closing because their business model can't keep up with modern consumer trends.  At the height of their success, they had three locations across the city.

Sunday Rain In Portland Breaks Record

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland is breaking records for rainfall.  Yesterday's showers brought 0.76 inches of rain.  That broke the 1955 record of 0.57 inches.  Hillsboro also broke a record--they saw 0.46 inches compared to 0.41 inches in 1955.

Portland Wedding Flash Mob Video Going Viral

(Portland, OR)  --  A video of a wedding flash mob in Portland is going viral.  The two husbands got married at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in late August.  The couple was joined by some friends to do a choreographed dance, taking most guests by surprise.  The video has over a thousand likes on Instagram.

Happy Valley Garbage Truck Driver Credited For Saving Toddler's Life

(Happy Valley, OR)  --  A garbage truck driver's actions are being recognized for saving a 2-year-old's life.  The boy was riding his bicycle in Happy Valley and didn't see his father backing out of the driveway, according to KGW8.  The boy was run over, suffering a broken jaw and broken ribs.  The Waste Management route driver saw the incident and helped get the boy to safety. 

Oregon School Activities Association Requires New Announcement Before Sporting Events

(Portland, OR)  --  New rules are in place to prevent racial taunts and derogatory behavior from happening at high school sporting events.  The Oregon School Activities Association now requires a pre-contest public announcement and announcements made throughout games.  The messages will encourage the audience to model good sportsmanship by refraining from derogatory cheers.  Those who do not abide could be removed from the sporting event and banned from future ones.

Fred Meyer Workers Hold Flash Mob For Equal Pay

(Portland, OR)  --  A flash mob at a Portland Fred Meyer is going viral.  The group of women who dressed as Rosie the Riveter and danced and sang to "Respect" by Aretha Franklin say they were doing it as a protest.  The female workers at the Northeast Weidler Street store say they want equal pay.  The Oregon Women Labor Leaders say women are twice as likely to be placed on a lower paying schedule.

Patriot Prayer Leader Holds Peaceful Protest Despites Felony Charge Against Him

(Portland, OR)  --  A demonstration is being touted as mostly peaceful.  Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson held the rally in downtown Portland yesterday in Pioneer Square.  Some counter-protestors also attended.  Gibson is facing a felony riot charge for alleged actions at a May Day brawl, but is pleading not guilty.

Special Election To Determine Possible Annexation For Southwood Park

(Portland, OR)  --  A special election this week will determine if the Southwood Park neighborhood will be annexed to Lake Oswego.  Southwood Park's Water District cited issues last fall with the decades-old water system and proposed using Lake Oswego's instead.  Nearly 600 eligible voters will determine if that plan will move forward on September 17th.  Though the 298 homes in the neighborhood currently have Portland addresses, they are currently part of unincorporated Clackamas County.

Two Dogs Rescued From Beaver Creek Canyon

(Troutdale, OR)  --  Two dogs are now safe after being rescued from Beaver Creek Canyon in Troutdale.  Someone reported the dogs to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office after hearing them in distress.  The first was rescued Saturday night, but the search had to be called off for the second until daybreak.  They continued the effort yesterday, rescuing the second dog from a cliff near a waterfall when fire crews use a high-angle rope system to get the animal to safety.

Man Hit By Car, Killed On I-84

(Portland, OR)  --  One man is dead after being hit by a car on I-84 in Gresham.  Police say the man was walking on the highway near Fairview Parkway yesterday morning when a car crashed into him.  He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Senator Wyden Proposes E-Cigarette Tax

(Portland, OR)  --  Senator Ron Wyden is proposing a new e-cigarette tax amid concerns over vaping-related illnesses and deaths across the country.  The Oregon Democrat unveiled the E-cigarette Tax Parity Act in Congress yesterday afternoon.  The bill would expand the definition of tobacco products allowed to be taxed to include alternative nicotine products like e-cigarettes.  So far, 18 other lawmakers have voiced support for the bill.

Man Allegedly Tries To Lure Kids With Dog

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a man accused of using a dog to try to lure two young girls into his car.  The Washington County Sheriff's office says the suspect stopped his Subaru Outback in front of the girls on Northwest Ash Street near Portland last night and blocked them from crossing the street.  He then allegedly rolled down his windows to reveal a medium-sized gray dog in the backseat and told the girls the dog was friendly and loved children.  Police say he fled the scene after one of the girls' parents showed up.  He's described as a white man in his 40s with gray or white hair and blue eyes.

Woman Shot By Someone Cleaning Their Gun

(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is hospitalized after being accidentally shot by someone while they were cleaning their firearm.  Police say the shooting happened Tuesday afternoon on Southeast Yamhill Street.  The woman is expected to survive.  No arrests have been made, but the District Attorney's Office is reviewing the case to determine if any criminal charges should be filed.

New LGBTQ Addiction Recovery House Opens In Portland

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland's LGBTQ community has a new resource for addiction recovery.  A dedication ceremony was held yesterday for the new Quest Bridges Sober House on Burnside Street.  The facility is the first recovery house dedicated specifically to the LGBTQ community in Portland.  The home has a live-in mentor and nine beds. 

White, Powdery Substance Forces Evacuations At Coffee Creek Prison

(Wilsonville, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility after an envelope filled with a white, powdery substance forced evacuations yesterday.  Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue responded to the prison yesterday morning after the envelope was discovered in the mail room.  Authorities say four mail room workers were exposed to the unknown substance.  The four workers were evaluated at a hospital as a precaution, but authorities say they weren't experiencing any symptoms.  It's not yet clear what the substance was, but a HazMat crew has decontaminated the facility.

Mental Health Crisis Forces Lockout At Clackamas High School

(Portland, OR)  --  Things are getting back to normal at Clackamas High School after a mental health crisis prompted a brief lockout yesterday.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to Southeast 132nd Avenue and Southeast Hubbard Road near the school's east campus yesterday for a person suffering a mental health crisis.  The school was placed in lockout for about 12 minutes as precaution.  The person suffering the crisis was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Meals On Wheels Seeks Volunteers For Snow Days

(Portland, OR)  --  The Meals on Wheels program is looking for volunteers.  KATU reports the program is seeking volunteers with four-wheel drive vehicles who are able to deliver meals to the elderly when there's snow and ice on the ground.  Volunteers must be at least 18-years-old with auto insurance and a current driver's license.

Woman Shot In SE Portland

(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is fighting for her life after being shot in southeast Portland.  Police say the shooting happened yesterday afternoon on Southeast Yamhill Street.  The woman was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Police say a man involved in the shooting is cooperating with investigators.  It's not yet clear if he's a suspect.  An investigation is ongoing.

Police ID Man Shot, Killed By Police In Longview

(Longview, WA)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man who was shot and killed by police in southwest Washington.  The Cowlitz County coroner's office says 51-year-old Christopher Johnson was shot by SWAT officers Sunday night.  Police say officers were responding to reports of an armed suicidal person on 18th Avenue when the shooting happened.  An autopsy showed Johnson died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.

Man Pleads Guilty To Secretly Recording Women In Bathrooms

(Portland, OR)  --  A man accused of using hidden cameras to secretly record women in employee bathrooms at two different locations is pleading guilty.  KATU reports 34-year-old Johnny Chan pleaded guilty to 20 counts of invasion of privacy yesterday.  He was charged with 71 counts for secretly recording women in employee bathrooms at Kaiser Permanente in northeast Portland and at a Banana Republic store in Cascade Station.  Sentencing is set for November.

Man Arrested For Attempted Kidnapping

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly kidnapping a woman in the Banks area.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested 43-year-old Lawrence Alan Roland following the incident that put several schools on lockdown yesterday.  Police say Roland hid inside a woman's vehicle yesterday morning while she was dropping her kid off at school.  He then allegedly revealed himself, prompting the woman to try to escape the vehicle.  Roland allegedly tried to force her back into her vehicle and refused to let her leave before eventually fleeing on foot.  Police found him and arrested him later yesterday afternoon.

Health Advisory Issued Over Fecal Bacteria At Three Beaches

(Portland, OR)  --  Health officials are warning the public about high levels of fecal bacteria at three local beaches.  The Oregon Health Authority says tests have revealed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in the waters of Rockaway Beach, Neskowin Beach and D River Beach.  Residents are advised to avoid contact with the water until further notice. 

Police Seek Suspect In August Robbery

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect in connection to a violent robbery in southeast Portland.  The Portland Police Bureau has released surveillance images of the man, who they say may have shot someone during the robbery last month near Southeast Gladstone and 51st.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

Man Recovering At Home After Vaping-Related Illness

(Portland, OR)  --  An Oregon man is recovering at home after being hospitalized for a vaping-related illness.  KATU reports Justin Wilson is back home after being hospitalized earlier this month.  Wilson nearly died and was in a coma for three days.  Wilson says he had been vaping both e-cigarettes and THC on and off for about a year before he suddenly fell ill.

Man Gets Life In Prison For Murdering Wife

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing life behind bars after murdering his wife in Sandy.  A judge sentenced Martin Gallo-Gallardo Monday to life in prison for the death of Coral Rodriguez-Lorenzo last year.  Her body was found in October in a ditch on Camp Namanu Road.  Gallo-Gallardo is eligible for parole after 25 years.

9/11 Events Scheduled Today Around Portland

(Portland, OR)  --  Several events are scheduled around the Portland area today in remembrance of 9-11.  Portland firefighters will hold a ceremony at 11:00 this morning on the Eastbank Esplanade near Fire Station 21.  They'll be honoring the 343 firefighters who lost their lives while trying to save people trapped inside the World Trade Center towers in New York 18 years ago today.  Elsewhere, local leaders will gather at Veterans Memorial Coliseum to help hundreds of veterans in need of housing, employment, medical care and other services.  Portland City Commissioner Jo Anne Hardesty and Multnomah County Commissioners Sharon Meieran, Lori Stegmann and Susheela Jayapal will be among those attending.

John Oliver Coming To Portland For Stand-Up Show

(Portland, OR)  --  Comedian John Oliver is coming to Portland for two nights of stand-up.  The host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" will perform at the Keller Auditorium on December 28th and 29th.  Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10:00 this morning.  Tickets for the general public will go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.

Beaverton Teen Killed In Eastern Oregon Crash

(Beaverton, OR)  --  A Beaverton teenager is dead following a crash in eastern Oregon.  Police say 19-year-old Garrett Carpenter was killed in the crash on Interstate 84 near Ontario on Sunday.  Carpenter was a passenger in a Subaru that struck a pickup truck head-on.  The driver of the Subaru and two people in the pickup truck were hospitalized for injuries.

Man Killed, Woman Injured In 70-Foot Fall From Cliff

(Roseburg, OR)  --  A man is dead and a woman is hospitalized after falling 70 feet from a rock cliff near Umpqua Hot Springs.  The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Christian Simmons and 20-year-old Azrale Maujean of Grants Pass fell from the cliff Saturday night after becoming lost in the woods near the hot springs after dark.  Hikers found the two at the bottom of the cliff on Sunday and called 9-1-1.  Simmons died at the scene, and Maujean suffered serious injuries.

NWS Confirms EF-0 Tornado Touched Down In Portland Sunday

(Portland, OR)  --  Authorities are confirming that a tornado touched down in Portland over the weekend.  The National Weather Service says the twister touched down briefly Sunday night on a farm near Cornelius Pass Road in northwest Portland.  The agency says the tornado was rated EF-0, which is the weakest category of tornadoes.  It's the second tornado to touch down in Portland this summer after an EF-0 rated twister uprooted trees and tore shingles from roofs in northeast Portland on July 1st.

Police Investigating Assault Of Ride-Share Driver As Possible Bias Crime

(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Police Department is investigating the assault of a ride-share driver as a possible bias crime.  Police say a ride-share passenger assaulted the driver last month while making comments about the driver's gender identity.  The assault happened near Southwest 18th Avenue and Salmon Street.  The driver is still recovering from injuries.  Police are asking anyone with information on the assault to contact them.

Deputy Arrested For Rape, Child Neglect

(Portland, OR)  --  A Grant County sheriff's deputy is facing charges of rape and child neglect.  Oregon State Troopers arrested Deputy Tyler Smith yesterday on charges of attempted adult rape, fourth-degree assault and child neglect.  Police started investigating Smith after receiving a report on Friday.

Gun Scare Prompts Emergency Alert At PCC

(Portland, OR)  --  Police say there's no threat to the public following a gun scare that prompted an emergency alert at Portland Community College's Rock Creek campus.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office sent out an alert yesterday afternoon after receiving reports of a man with a rifle on campus.  Police say it turns out the man was using a bow and two BB rifles at the archery field on campus.

Police ID Woman Killed In Vancouver Hit-And-Run Crash

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a woman killed in a hit-and-run crash in Vancouver, Washington.  The Clark County Medical Examiner says 58-year-old Huong Nguyen was killed in the crash Thursday night in a parking lot on Southeast Chkalov Drive.  Responding officers found her lying on the ground injured and rushed her to a hospital, where she later died.  Police have arrested 58-year-old Dennis Bogle in connection to the crash.

NWS Investigating Whether Tornado Touched Down Sunday Night

(Portland, OR)  --  Officials are working to confirm whether a tornado touched down in Multnomah and Clark counties during a storm that prompted two tornado warnings and a flood advisory yesterday.  The National Weather Service says they have confirmed that there were rotating funnel clouds in the area but that they won't know for sure whether a tornado touched down until sometime after daybreak today.  The agency issued tornado warnings in Burlington and in the Orchards and Walnut Grove areas of Clark County yesterday evening.  Both advisories expired shortly after they were issued.

Arson Investigation Opened Into Apartment Fire That Killed Woman

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are opening an arson investigation into an apartment fire that killed a 26-year-old woman in north Portland.  Police say Sarah Oxenreider died in a hospital late last week after being pulled from her burning apartment unit on North Albina Street last Sunday.  Police are now investigating her death as a homicide.  Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a 25-hundred-dollar reward for information leading to an arrest.

Man Arrested For DUI Crash That Killed Passenger

(Newport, OR)  --  A 52-year-old man is charged with DUI and manslaughter following a crash that killed his passenger on Highway 20 near Newport.  Oregon State Police say Michael John Craycraft was driving east on the highway Saturday evening when he lost control of his Jeep and crashed into an embankment.  Police say 40-year-old passenger Rhawnie Lynn Harp was thrown from the vehicle and rushed to a hospital, where she died.  Craycraft was also hospitalized for injuries.  Police say his blood-alcohol content was over the legal limit.

Man Accused Of Pepper Spraying Nine People On Bus

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly pepper spraying nearly a dozen people on a TriMet bus.  Police arrested 31-year-old Aaron Locust at a restaurant on Southeast 82nd Avenue near Johnson Creek Boulevard shortly after the incident Saturday morning.  Police say he pepper sprayed nine people on the bus near Southeast 82nd and Lambert and then fled the scene.  Investigators believe he was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

Vancouver Fire Department Gets Federal Grant To Fund Improvements

(Vancouver, WA)  --  The Vancouver Fire Department is getting a federal grant to help pay for vitally important improvements.  Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded the department a grant of more than 930-thousand dollars.  Molina says some of the money will go toward replacing roughly 100 breathing units that don't meet federal standards.  The rest of the money will pay for specialized training on how to respond to hazardous materials. 

Parks Officials Post Warnings About Possible Toxic Algae After Dog Dies

(Portland, OR)  --  Parks officials are warning residents about possible toxic algae at a Portland riverfront park following the sudden death of a dog who was playing in the river.  Portland Parks and Recreation officials posted "dog safety alerts" at Sellwood Riverfront Park over the weekend after being asked to do so by state health officials.  The Oregonian reports the dog named Nutmeg died September 1st just hours after playing in the river at the park.  A veterinarian who treated Nutmeg says it appears she ingested some kind of toxin, but a blood test was unable to definitively conclude that she died from cyanotoxin poisoning.

Woman Accused Of Plotting Deaths Of Estranged Husband, Two Other People

(Vancouver, WA)  --  A southwestern Washington state woman is facing charges after allegedly plotting the deaths of her estranged husband and two other people.  The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office arrested 54-year-old Dawn Renee Rolfe of Kalama late last week.  The sheriff's office says they received reports that Rolfe was performing surveillance on her intended victims.  Police believe she was planning to hire a hitman to murder the three.

Man Rescued From Willamette River After Being Found Clinging To Log

(Wilsonville, OR)  --  A man is recovering after being found clinging to a floating log on the Willamette River.  Fire officials say crews rescued the man near Boones Ferry Park in the Wilsonville area yesterday afternoon.  Authorities say the man was not wearing a life jacket.

Man Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Highway 101

(Portland, OR)  --  One man is dead following a wrong-way crash on Highway 101 near Rockaway Beach.  Police say 45-year-old Jason Ringhouse was driving north early yesterday morning when he crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a pickup truck head-on.  He was rushed to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.  The other driver, 62-year-old James Udenby, was also taken to a hospital.  An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Jury Dismisses Charges In MAGA Hat Assault Case

(Portland, OR)  --  Charges are being dismissed against two people accused of assaulting a man wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat in a bar in Portland.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's office says a grand jury has returned a "not true bill" in the case against 23-year-old Adebisi Okuneye and 22-year-old Leopold Hauser.  Thirty-four-year-old Luke Lenzner claims the two assaulted him outside Growler's Taproom on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard late last month because of his political views.  Hauser and Okuneye say Lenzner initiated a verbal altercation with them before physically pushing Okuneye, prompting Hauser to step in between them.  Lenzner's wife tells police she proposed that he visit multiple bars wearing the MAGA hat to see how people would react.

Woman Arrested For Deadly Auto-Pedestrian Hit-And-Run In Hillsboro

(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a woman in connection to a deadly hit-and-run crash earlier this year.  Police arrested 77-year-old Patricia Clayton of North Plaines on two counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver.  She's accused of crashing into 38-year-old Marjorie Averill and 47-year-old Timothy Mahan while they were walking at Northeast Cornell Road and 17th Avenue in Hillsboro on January 19th.  She then allegedly left the scene without stopping to help.  Averill was killed in the crash.

One Injured In Suspected Road Rage Crash

(Portland, OR)  --  One person is hospitalized following a suspected road rage-related crash involving a classic car.  The Washington County Sheriff's office says the driver of a classic 1940s Ford car crashed last night on westbound Highway 26 near Northeast Brookwood Parkway.  Police say the driver took out nearly a dozen barrier posts before coming to a stop.  Investigators believe he may have been under the influence of intoxicants.  No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Man Suffers Heart Attack, Stroke In Same Day

(Portland, OR)  --  A Damascus man is recovering after suffering both a heart attack and a stroke in the same day.  KATU reports Earl Heberlein was at work at Lattice Semiconductor in Hillsboro Tuesday when he suddenly collapsed after suffering a heart attack.  Coworkers rushed to his aid and used an automated external defibrillator the company has on-site to re-start his heart.  He was rushed to a hospital and was recovering when he suddenly began experiencing slurred speech and impaired movement on the right side of his body.  Doctors recognized that he was suffering from a stroke and rushed him to the emergency room, where surgeons removed a substantial clot from his carotid artery.  Doctors say the case is unusual but that he's expected to make a full recovery.

Woman Dies From Injuries After Being Pulled From Burning Apartment

(Portland, OR)  --  One woman is dead following an apartment fire in north Portland.  Portland Fire and Rescue says the unidentified woman has died from her injuries after being pulled from the burning apartment on North Albina Street Sunday.  Fire officials say investigators are still working to determine how the fire started.

Explosive Device Found On Beach In Seaside

(Seaside, OR)  --  Things are getting back to normal in Seaside after someone found an explosive device on the beach.  The Seaside Police Department says someone called 9-1-1 late yesterday morning after finding the device near Avenue A and South Downing.  Police say the explosive device was made from a plastic tube filled with a black powder substitute and capped with duct tape at both ends.  Police say it appears someone had lit the device, but the fuse burned out before it had a chance to ignite the powder.  Avenue A was closed for about two hours while an explosives unit disposed of the device.

One Person Stabbed In Hazelwood Neighborhood

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a stabbing in the Hazelwood neighborhood.  Police say the stabbing happened yesterday morning near Southeast 136th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street.  One victim was taken to a hospital with a stab wound.  Police are still searching for a suspect.

Man Shot, Injured In Kelso

(Kelso, WA)  --  Police are investigating a shooting that injured one man and put a nearby school into lockdown in southwestern Washington.  Police say the shooting happened yesterday morning on South 8th Avenue in Kelso.  The victim was rushed to a hospital and is expected to survive.  Police say they have arrested a suspect.  The shooting briefly put the nearby Wallace Elementary School into lockdown.

Police Find Body Of Missing Man Near Florence

(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've found the body of a man who disappeared during a Labor Day family camping trip on the Oregon coast.  The Lane County Sheriff's office says 38-year-old Jeremy Golden was found dead yesterday just south of Florence.  An autopsy has been scheduled to determine his cause of death.  Golden disappeared Saturday night at Honeyman State Park near Florence, where he was camping with family.

Man Gets 10 Years For Kidnapping, Sexual Assault

(Portland, OR)  --  A 38-year-old man is facing ten years behind bars after being convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman.  A judge sentenced Alexander Anderson to ten years in prison yesterday for the incident in 2017.  Police say Anderson struck up a conversation with his victim at a local laundromat before assaulting her.

Community Members Remember Woman Killed In Scooter Crash

(Portland, OR)  --  Community members are paying tribute to a woman who was killed in a crash while riding a motorized scooter in northeast Portland.  Dozens of people rode motor scooters to 40th and Northeast Tillamook last night in honor of 66-year-old Susan Bartlett.  Police say that's the corner where Bartlett was riding her scooter Friday night when an SUV turned in front of her, leading to a head-on crash.  Bartlett died in a hospital.  The driver of the SUV was cited for improperly executing a left turn.

Officials Kill Cougar That Confronted Jogger

(Corvallis, OR)  --  State wildlife officials say they've killed a cougar that attacked a jogger in the Dunn Research Forest.  The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says they used trained dogs to find the cougar who aggressively confronted a jogger on Saturday.  The jogger was not injured and was eventually able to scare the cougar off after coming across some hikers who had a dog with them.  A necropsy for the cougar has been scheduled.

Motorcyclist Killed In Crash Near Detroit

(Portland, OR)  --  A Mill City man is dead following a motorcycle crash near Detroit.  The Marion County Sheriff's Office says the 41-year-old man was riding his motorcycle on Breitenbush Road Southeast when he lost control going around a curve in the road and crashed.  Another motorcyclist found his body on Monday.  Police believe speed was a factor in the crash.

Health Advisory Issued For Beach Due To Fecal Bacteria

(Portland, OR)  --  Health officials are warning residents to avoid the water at Short Sand Beach at Oswald West State Park due to fecal contamination.  The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory for the beach yesterday after tests showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria.  The advisory is in effect until further notice.

Man Gets Two Years For Deadly DUII Auto-Pedestrian Crash

(Portland, OR)  --  A 64-year-old man is facing two years behind bars after being convicted in connection to a deadly DUII auto-pedestrian crash in southeast Portland.  A judge sentenced William Leptich to two years in prison yesterday.  Leptich was convicted of criminally negligent homicide after crashing into and killing a pedestrian near Southeast 146th Avenue and Stark Street last October.  Police say he was drunk at the time of the crash.

Police Offer Reward For Information On Four-Alarm Fire Suspect

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are offering a reward for information on a suspect accused of starting a four-alarm fire that destroyed a home and a business in northeast Portland.  Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a reward of up to 25-hundred dollars for information that leads to an arrest.  Police say the fire on August 26th at Northeast 85th Avenue and Northeast Siskiyou Street was intentionally set.  The blaze caused damage to multiple homes, businesses and parked cars in the area.

Oregon Humane Society Taking In Pets From Shelters Hit By Dorian

(Portland, OR)  --  The Oregon Humane Society is taking in dozens of cats and dogs from shelters hit by Hurricane Dorian.  A total of 49 dogs and 25 cats were scheduled to arrive in Oregon this morning.  The move is aimed at freeing up space at shelters impacted by the hurricane so they can better help animals directly affected by the storm in their area.

Police Recover Body Of Missing Hiker After Three Years

(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've recovered the body of a 21-year-old Portland man who went missing three years ago while hiking on Mount Jefferson.  The Marion County Sheriff's office says search teams recovered the body of Riley Zickel from a glacial area above Jefferson Park yesterday.  Zickel was reported missing in July of 2016 after he failed to return from an overnight hiking trip.  Police say a group of climbers contacted the sheriff's office about three weeks ago after spotting the body.

Two-Alarm Fire Burns Two Homes In SE Portland

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is underway into a two-alarm house fire in southeast Portland.  Firefighters responded to the home at Southeast Harney Street and Southeast 60th Avenue early this morning.  Fire officials say the blaze spread to a neighboring home, causing some damage.  It's not yet clear what sparked the blaze.  No injuries are reported, but four dogs remain missing.

Police Find Body Of Woman Missing In Willamette River

(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've found the body of a Vancouver woman who went missing while tubing on the Willamette River.  The Polk County Sheriff's Office says they recovered the body of 37-year-old Tracy Allen yesterday at the base of a logjam in the river.  Allen was tubing with friends Saturday afternoon when their interconnected float tubes snagged on a large root ball, sending all three women into the river.  The two other women were able to safely make it to shore.

Oregon Man Arrested For 1978 Murder Of Alaska Teen

(Portland, OR)  --  An Oregon man is facing charges in connection to the 40-year-old cold case murder of a teenage girl in Alaska.  Police arrested 62-year-old Donald McQuade Friday in Gresham after DNA evidence linked him to the crime.  He's accused of murdering 16-year-old Shelley Connolly in 1978.  Her body was found near some train tracks in the Anchorage area.  An autopsy showed that she'd been beaten and sexually assaulted before her death.

Three Injured In Small Explosion At Precision Castparts

(Portland, OR)  --  Three people are recovering from minor injuries following a small explosion at a manufacturing plant in southeast Portland.  Fire officials say the explosion happened yesterday at Precision Castparts on Southeast Harney Drive.  It's not yet clear what caused the explosion, but fire officials say a metal alloy heating compartment was involved.

Two Teens Arrested For Weekend Stabbing In Lebanon

(Portland, OR)  --  Two teenagers are facing charges in connection to a stabbing in Lebanon.  Police arrested 18-year-olds Wyatt Champ and Damion Sevilla-Perkins Monday for the assault Saturday on J Street.  Police say Champ stabbed 18-year-old Christian Reynolds multiple times while Sevilla-Perkins threatened him with a BB gun.  Champ is charged with attempted murder, while Sevilla-Perkins is facing charges of menacing, third-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon, among other charges.

Vandals Dump Paint On Kells Brewery Patio

(Portland, OR)  --  A local brewery is in cleanup mode after someone dumped a bucket of blue paint on their patio.  KATU reports the vandalism happened early yesterday morning at Kells Brewery in northwest Portland.  Authorities believe the same suspect may have been responsible for breaking some light fixtures at another business nearby.

Police Searching For Missing Woman

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing woman who suffers from mental illness.  The Sandy Police Department says 37-year-old Brittney Taussig went missing Sunday afternoon after leaving her parents' house.  Taussig reportedly told her parents she was planning to walk to her home in Federal Way.  Police say she doesn't have her necessary medications with her.  She was last seen wearing black leggings and a grey shirt with a Hawaiian-print tote bag and black flip-flops.

Health Officials Believe Portland Lung Illness Death Linked To Vaping

(Portland, OR)  --  State health officials say vaping could be to blame for the death of Portland patient suffering from a severe respiratory illness.  The Oregon Health Authority says the patient died in July at Providence Health in Portland.  The agency says the patient had recently used a vaping device to imbibe a cannabis product purchased at a pot shop in Oregon.  The patient's symptoms were reportedly similar to symptoms suffered by more than 200 mostly young people linked to vaping across the country.

Wyden Urges Workers To Ensure They're Represented In 2020

(Portland, OR)  --  U.S. Senator Ron Wyden is encouraging union members to make sure they're represented in the White House in 2020.  The Oregon Democrat made the statement yesterday during the annual Labor Day union picnic at Portland's Oaks Amusement Park.  Wyden says it's time to end tax breaks for the rich and to start prioritizing the needs of the working class.  Oregon AFL-CIO president Tom Chamberlain echoed the sentiment, saying workers are falling farther and farther behind the wealthy in terms of wages.

Woman Killed In Scooter-SUV Crash

(Portland, OR)  --  One woman is dead following a crash between a motorized scooter and an SUV in northeast Portland.  Police say 66-year-old Susan Bartlett has died from her injuries following the crash late last week.  Police say Bartlett was riding her scooter at Northeast Tillamook Street and 40th Avenue Friday night when an SUV turned in front of her, leading to a head-on crash.  The driver of the SUV was cited for improperly executing a left turn.

One Killed, Two Injured In Vancouver Crash

(Vancouver, WA)  --  One man is dead and two others are injured following a two-car crash in southeast Vancouver.  Police say the crash happened Sunday night at Southeast 164th Avenue and 12th Street when a Cadillac ran a red light and was struck by an oncoming BMW.  The force of the collision sent the Cadillac flying into the stoplight, killing the man driving it.  A man and a woman in the BMW suffered some injuries but are expected to survive.

Oregon Undersea Gardens Closing After 46 Years

(Newport, OR)  --  The iconic Oregon Undersea Gardens in Newport is closing up shop.  Mariner Square announced the closure yesterday, saying they're shutting it down to focus on renovating the nearby Ripley's Believe it or Not! and The Wax Works.  The aquarium has been in operation in Newport's Historic Bayfront area for 46 years.  The last dive show happened yesterday, but the gardens property will remain open through Sunday to allow folks to say goodbye.  Admission is free.

NWS Warns Beach-Goers Of Increased Risk Of Sneaker Waves

(Portland, OR)  --  The National Weather Service is warning beach-goers about an increased chance of sneaker waves along the Oregon coast today.  The agency says sneaker waves are waves that run farther up onto the beach than other waves.  The powerful waves have been known to pick up large logs and are strong enough to knock a person over and drag them into the ocean.

Police Seek Suspect In Montavilla Neighborhood Shooting

(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a shooting that injured one person in the Montavilla neighborhood.  The Portland Police Bureau says the shooting happened late last night near Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Main Street.  Responding officers found one person suffering from a gunshot wound.  Police are still searching for a suspect.

Teen Shot In St. Johns Neighborhood

(Portland, OR)  --  A 15-year-old boy is hospitalized after being shot in the St. Johns neighborhood.  The Portland Police Bureau says the teen was shot early this morning at Pier Park on North Seneca Street.  The teen was rushed to a hospital, where doctors say he's expected to survive.  It's not yet clear whether police have identified a suspect in the shooting.

One Man Arrested In Street Racing Crackdown

(Portland, OR)  --  One person is facing charges following a street racing crackdown in Portland.  Police arrested 22-year-old Nathan Hixson of Vancouver over the weekend on charges of reckless driving and reckless endangering.  Police say they made a total of 68 traffic stops during the weekend patrol in north and northeast Portland.

Person Hospitalized After Getting Trapped Under Fallen Oak Tree

(Portland, OR)  --  One person is hospitalized after becoming trapped under a fallen tree in the Forest Grove area.  Forest Grove Fire says the two-foot-wide oak tree was being cut down yesterday when it fell on the victim, trapping them.  Fire officials say it took about half an hour to free the person, who was then airlifted to a nearby trauma hospital.

Police Search For Man Who Went Missing During Camping Trip

(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a man who disappeared during a Labor Day family camping trip on the Oregon coast.  The Lane County Sheriff's Office says 38-year-old Jeremy Golden was last seen Saturday night at Honeyman State Park near Florence.  He's described as five-foot-eight-inches and 250 pounds with black hair and blue eyes.


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