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(Portland, OR)  --  Two people are dead and two are injured following a crash near Sheridan.  Police say the crash happened around 7:30 last night on Highway 18 two miles east of Sheridan.  Two people were killed in the crash, while another two suffered critical injuries.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police are searching for a man accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of construction equipment from a construction site in Vancouver.  The Clark County Sheriff's Office says the same suspect has stolen from the construction site on Northeast 23rd Avenue at least twice.  Police say he's stolen more than 50-thousand dollars worth of materials.



(Portland, OR)  --  Prosecutors won't be seeking the death penalty against the man accused of killing two men and injuring another on a MAX train in Portland in 2017.  The Multnomah County District Attorney has filed a motion to move forward with an amendment to the charges facing Jeremy Christian.  Christian's attorneys filed a motion earlier this month to change his charges from "aggravated" to "first-degree" murder and attempted murder.  The change would take capital punishment off the table as a sentencing option.  Christian is accused of stabbing Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best to death and injuring Micah Fletcher on a MAX train after they stood up for two women whom Christian was verbally assaulting.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges in connection to a hit and run that left a woman and her 13-month-old son hospitalized.  Police arrested Nikko Samuel Arango Tuesday for the crash back in late May.  He's facing charges of second-degree assault, failure to perform duties of a driver to an injured person, failure to perform duties of a driver when property is damaged and reckless driving.  Police say he crashed into a car being driven by Heather Bartholomew on Southeast 148th Avenue near Southeast Powell Boulevard and then fled the scene.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are seeking the public's help in their search for a missing 18-year-old man.  The Portland Police bureau says Ricco Contreras was last seen Monday evening near Portland Adventist Hospital.  Police say Contreras has been suffering from a mental health crisis and that he's not from the area and could be lost.



(Portland, OR)  --  The city of Portland is shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars for a home that will be transformed into a filtration plant.  City commissioners voted unanimously yesterday to approve the purchase of an 800-thousand-dollar house in Multnomah County.  THe city plans to use the property for the Water Bureau's filtration project.



(Creswell, OR)  --  A Lane County woman is facing charges for the abuse of dozens of horses.  The Lane County Sheriff's Office says they're working with the district attorney to bring criminal charges against Gwenyth Davies.  Police say they're working to remove several horses from her property outside Creswell due to severe neglect.  Photos show visibly malnourished horses with their ribs showing.  Police say at least 50 horses are currently displaced in the case.



(Tigard, OR)  --  Police are searching for additional victims of a man accused of sexually abusing several underage girls.  Police say 56-year-old Louis Howard Johnson is charged with six counts of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration and seven counts of first-degree sexual abuse.  Investigators say the abuse happened over the course of five years about fifteen years ago. 



(Newport, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the discovery of a woman's body at a home in Newport.  Police say officers were responding to a burglary report Sunday night off West Olive Street when they found a 34-year-old woman dead inside the home.  Police are calling the death suspicious.  It's not yet clear exactly how she died.



(Portland, OR)  --  A wind advisory is in effect for the Portland area.  The National Weather Service issued an advisory last night through 7 p.m. today.  Peak winds are expected this morning between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man is facing a dozen years behind bars after using hidden cameras to secretly record women in employee bathrooms at two different locations.  A judge sentenced 34-year-old Johnny Chan yesterday to 12 years in prison followed by two years of post-prison supervision.  He'll also be required to register as a sex offender.  Chan pleaded guilty to 20 counts of invasion of privacy.  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.



(Stayton, OR)  --  The City of Stayton is warning residents about a pair of cougar sightings.  Authorities say they received two separate reports of cougar sightings Sunday in a neighborhood in the Hobson Street area.  Officials say cougar quickly retreated in both sightings.  Residents are urged to use caution outdoors.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is dead and another is injured following a crash on Highway 26 in Gresham.  Police say the crash happened around 6:30 yesterday morning between two vehicles near Southeast Hillyard Road.  Investigators believe an SUV was traveling west on the highway when it collided with an eastbound SUV that was turning left onto Hillyard.  The driver of the eastbound SUV was pronounced dead at the scene.  The other driver suffered only minor injuries.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police in Vancouver, Washington say they've found the body of a missing man.  The Vancouver Police Department says search crews found 46-year-old Michael McClafferty dead near his vehicle yesterday off Northwest Lower River Road.  It's not yet clear how he died, but police say they don't suspect foul play.  He was reported missing by his wife on Sunday.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery is closing its location in downtown Portland.  KATU reports the brewery chain confirmed the closure of its location at Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southeast Morrison Street yesterday.  It's not yet clear when the location's last day of operation will be.



(Portland, OR)  --  The search is over for a 12-year-old Gresham girl who'd been missing for nearly a month.  Police say Alexsia Hardy was found safe yesterday afternoon.  Family members say she'd been living in a homeless camp in the Sellwood area.  Hardy was reported missing after she ran away from home on September 28th.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the discovery of a noose at a Portland elementary school.  School officials at Chapman Elementary announced yesterday that a maintenance worker found the noose in the fan room under the school building.  Police are investigating.  The district is also conducting an internal investigation and says it doesn't believe any students saw or were involved in the incident.  Support services are being provided at the campus for students and staff.



(Portland, OR)  --  Three teenagers are facing charges in connection to the shooting death of a man in north Portland.  The Portland Police Department says officers arrested two 15-year-olds and one 14-year-old on murder charges yesterday for the death of 65-year-old Ricky Malone Sr.  Police say officers found Malone suffering from a gunshot wound outside a home on North Mohawk Avenue on October 14th.  He later died from his injuries.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing mother of three.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 40-year-old Erin McClintock disappeared Monday morning after dropping her kids off at school in Aloha.  Police say she never showed up for work that day.  Search crews found her car yesterday about three miles away from the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center.  Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  A pedestrian is seriously injured after being hit by a car in northeast Portland.  Police say the victim was walking on Northeast Sandy Boulevard near Lawrence Avenue last night when a driver struck them.  The pedestrian was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.  Police say the driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.



(Portland, OR)  --  A memorial is scheduled next week for a University of Portland student who was found dead after going missing earlier this month.  The funeral Mass for Owen Klinger will take place next Wednesday morning at the Chiles Center on the university campus.  Police pulled Klinger's body from the Willamette River on Sunday, nearly two weeks after he'd gone missing.  The medical examiner's office has not yet revealed how he died.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of breaking into two shops in northeast Portland and leaving a strange butter sculpture in one of the businesses.  The Portland Police Department says the suspect threw a rock through a glass back door at Pairings Portland Wine Shop and Bar on Northeast 24th Avenue sometime Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.  Police say the suspect then placed a stick of butter with a spoon stabbed into it on the bar before grabbing a cash box and leaving.  He then allegedly smashed his way into the restaurant 24th and Meatballs across the street.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police. 



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man who was shot and killed by an officer near a Hillsboro police precinct.  The Hillsboro Police Department says an officer shot and killed 39-year-old Jason Livengood of Camas, Washington on Monday.  Police say officers were investigating "suspicious circumstances" involving two vehicles parked between the department's West Precinct and a shopping center next door when they noticed Livengood had a gun.  Officer Bobby Voth opened fire on him after he allegedly refused commands to drop the weapon.  The other driver parked in the area was not injured, and police are still investigating his involvement in the situation.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State will get to enjoy some time off this weekend.  The Beavers will be on the bye.  Oregon State is 3-and-4 on the season.



(Eugene, OR)  --  The 11th-ranked Ducks will look to keep rolling when they host Washington State on Saturday.  Oregon defeated the Washington Huskies 35-31 on the road this past Saturday.  The Ducks are 6-and-1 on the season.  In other Ducks news, wide receiver Brenden Schooler has entered the transfer portal.



(Portland, OR)  --  Damian Lillard scored 32 points but the Trail Blazers fell 108-100 at home to the Denver Nuggets to open the season.  Hassan Whiteside posted a double-double in his Portland debut with 16 points and 19 rebounds.  The Blazers will visit the Kings tomorrow night.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland City Council is approving hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants for the city's Cannabis Social Equity Grant Program.  City council members voted yesterday to approve more than 631-thousand dollars in grants.  The program is aimed at assisting people who faced cannabis-related criminal charges before the legalization of recreational marijuana.



(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks will look to get back in the win column when they visit the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.  Seattle is hard at work as they try to shake off last Sunday's loss at home to the Baltimore Ravens.  The Seahawks will have to prepare for multiple quarterbacks as its not clear yet whether the Falcons will start the banged up Matt Ryan or backup Matt Schaub in Sunday's contest.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are offering a cash reward for information on a hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a man in Portland last month.  The Portland Police Department says the driver crashed into a mo-ped rider near the intersection of Northeast 9th and Broadway on September 21st and then continued on their way.  The suspect car is described as a red Toyota Camry with possible front end damage.



(Albany, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into an officer-involved deadly force incident involving a Taser in Albany.  The Oregon State Police says the incident happened yesterday morning while officers were making contact with a stranded driver.  Police say one of the officers used a Taser on the driver after the man initiated a physical altercation.  The driver collapsed and was declared dead at the scene after efforts to revive him failed.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a 12-year-old Gresham girl who's been missing for nearly a month.  The Gresham Police Department says Alexsia Hardy ran away from home on September 28th and hasn't been seen since.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Salem, OR)  --  Things are getting back to normal at three Salem-area schools today after reports of an armed teen prompted a lockdown yesterday.  The Keizer Police Department responded to McNary High School yesterday morning on reports of a teenager running through the campus parking lot with a small rifle and a bat.  Police placed McNary and nearby Keizer Elementary and Cummings Elementary on lockdown while investigating.  Police say they were unable to find anyone matching the suspect's description.  Normal operations resumed at all three schools after about an hour.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are suspending their search for a Beaverton man who went missing while picking mushrooms in southwestern Washington state.  The Skamania County Sheriff's Office announced yesterday they're suspending the search for 78-year-old Richard Sugai.  He was reported missing Saturday after failing to return from a mushroom picking trip near Carson.



(Longview, WA)  --  An eleven-year-old southwestern Washington child is escaping charges in connection to an alleged "kill list."  A judge in Longview ruled Tuesday that the Cascade Middle School student would not be charged in the case.  Police arrested the child Monday on six counts of felony harassment after he allegedly put together a list of people he wanted to kill.



(Portland, OR)  --  Workers at four Portland Burgerville locations are on strike over failed wage negotiations.  Employees walked off the job yesterday at the burger chain's locations at the Convention Center, Hawthorne, Montavilla and Southeast 92nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard.  The Burgerville Workers Union says they plan to continue striking until they've "sufficiently demonstrated their strength to the company."  Employees say they're fighting to earn a living wage.



(Portland, OR)  --  Authorities are confirming the death of a University of Portland student who went missing nearly two weeks ago.  The state medical examiner's office confirmed yesterday that a body found Sunday in the Willamette River near the St. Johns Bridge was that of Owen Klinger.  There's no word yet on how Klinger died.  Family and friends held a Mass at the University of Portland chapel yesterday in Klinger's honor.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a teenage boy who's been missing for nearly two weeks.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's office says 16-year-old Doug Faoa ran away from his foster care home in Oregon City on October 10th.  Police say he was last seen at the Clackamas Town Center.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman on Intel's Ronler Acres campus in Hillsboro.  Police say 48-year-old Jason Rossman followed the woman into a parking garage on the campus yesterday morning and pointed a gun at her.  He then allegedly drove away.  Police found him just after noon yesterday and arrested him on multiple charges, including menacing and unlawful use of a gun. 



(Aloha, OR)  --  Police are searching for a child sex crimes suspect who's allegedly on the run after cutting off his ankle monitor in Aloha.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 29-year-old Josiah Rosales cut off his ankle monitor yesterday and left a home on Southwest Breckenridge Lane.  Rosales was under house arrest after posting bail last month.  He's been indicted on 18 counts connected to sexual crimes against a juvenile.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  Beaverton-based Nike's CEO is resigning.  The athletic apparel giant says Mark Parker will leave the position in January to become Executive Chairman and lead the Board of Directors.  Parker has been CEO of Nike since taking over from founder Phil Knight in 2006.  Board member John Donahoe will replace Parker.



(Portland, OR)  --  Health officials are urging residents to get their flu shots.  The Oregon Health Authority says cases of the flu have already started popping up in the state.  Officials are urging everyone older than six months of age to get vaccinated.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is seriously injured after crashing into a tree in Tualatin.  Police say the crash happened yesterday afternoon on Southwest Tualatin-Sherwood Road between Boones Ferry and Martinazzi.  The victim was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.  It's not yet clear what led to the crash.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  Two Hillsboro police officers are on paid administrative leave following the officer-involved shooting death of a man outside a precinct Monday night.  The Hillsboro Police Department says the shooting happened between the department's West Precinct and a shopping center next door.  The officers were investigating "suspicious circumstances" involving two vehicles parked there when they noticed one of the drivers was armed with a gun.  The officers reportedly told the man to drop the gun and then opened fire on him when he refused.  The other driver was not injured, and police are still trying to determine his involvement in the case.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  The parents of a missing University of Portland student think a body found in the Willamette River is Owen Klinger.  They released a statement yesterday, saying the body was recovered near the St. Johns Bridge on Sunday.  Klinger had been missing since October 6th.  The medical examiner has not yet confirmed the identity of the body.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  One man is dead after a police-involved shooting in Hillsboro.  Police say the man was involved in a suspicious situation, was armed and refused to drop his handgun.  He was shot in the parking lot of the department's West Precinct last night.  No officers were hurt in the incident.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man who attacked gay men outside of a Portland bakery is the first to be convicted under Oregon's new bias crime law.  Fifty-year-old Don Kirchoff faces 15 days of jail and three years of probation.  The new law that increases the penalty for some hate crimes to a felony went into effect in July.  As part of sentencing, Kirchoff is also ordered to stay more than 500 feet away from the bakery where he attacked the men off Northwest 10th Avenue.



(Portland, OR)  --  A disability rights group is speaking out about Portland sidewalks that are blocked by e-scooters.  Portland transportation officials have already issued over 500 warnings and penalties since April... but Disability Rights Oregon says they continue to get hundreds of complaints.  They're now teaming up with Lime Scooters to release an awareness video that was shot in Portland.  It will be distributed on social media.



(Portland, OR)  --  A customer of Safeway is suing the store over a one-percent surcharge on items in Portland.  The complaint was filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court yesterday.  It alleges Safeway was practicing unlawful trade and unjust enrichment by charging a 3-cent surcharge on a bottle of wine advertised for 3 dollars and 33 cents.  This is the second Portland business to face a suit for passing on a surcharge to customers in response to a new city tax on some retail items.



(Portland, OR)  --  Metro is asking taxpayers for 475-million dollars to improve Portland parks.  The regional planning government has a bond measure on the November ballot.  The agency would use the funding to fix up Blue Lake and improve water quality and the fish and wildlife habitat.  If approved, it would tax homeowners at 19 cents for everyone one-thousand dollars of assessed value.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Chinese man will spend three years behind bars for an iPhone scam.  Quan Jiang was sentenced yesterday after being convicted for trafficking fake and altered iPhones.  Court documents say he sold about three-thousand of them in a two-year time period.  Jian pleaded guilty.



(Portland, OR)  --  TriMet is adding nine new fare inspectors.  It's part of an effort to make sure everyone is paying to use TriMet buses and trains in Portland.  The inspectors will use a handheld device to check people's tickets.  TriMet says around 18 percent of riders aren't paying their fares.



(Portland, OR)  --  The latest Journey of Heroes trip is giving fifteen veterans and their family members a chance to see memorials made in their honor.  The group left the Portland International Airport yesterday morning.  The trip was organized by Vital Life Foundation and Wish of a Lifetime.



(Portland, OR)  --  Renovations at the Oregon Convention Center are complete.  The Metro Council in Portland unveiled the building yesterday after over a year of construction.  Metro officials say the 40-million dollar renovation is important as Portland gets more and more visitors.  The center's ceiling is now a topographic map of the Cascade Mountain Range, and the carpet is meant to resemble lichen.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  A couple in Hillsboro is responding to a porch pirate with humor.  They released a surveillance image of a man they say stole a package from their front porch.  Since the item stolen was only an eight-dollar phone charger, they decided to share the photo, calling the suspect a "hero" for saving them from "future dissatisfaction of this product".  They've also reported the theft to police, and anyone who recognizes the photo of the man is asked to contact Hillsboro Police.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland City Commissioners will be hearing a Water Bureau proposal to buy a home.  They want to use it for a filtration plant east of Gresham.  The first reading of the plan is expected this week.  The pricetag on the house is 800-thousand dollars.



(Portland, OR)  --  Urgent repairs are needed after a sewer pipe in Northeast Portland leaked.  About one-thousand gallons of untreated sewer water went into an embankment near I-84 and Northeast 21st Avenue.  The leak was plugged on Saturday after complaints of a bad smell.  The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services says 36-hundred feet of sewer pipes in downtown are at high risk of collapse.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are continuing to search for a missing University of Portland student.  Eighteen-year-old Owen Klinger has not been seen since October 6th, when he was on campus.  On Friday, TriMet bus footage was released which shows someone believed to be Klinger walking west on North Willamette Boulevard.  He withdrew about 150 dollars from an ATM before he left campus.



(Portland, OR)  --  Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are promoting their new book in Portland.  They were at Revolution Hall on Saturday to talk about "The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience".  The mother-daughter duo also talked Portland author Cheryl Strayed as part of the event.  They did make a brief mention of the 2020 election, with former Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton noting that all that matters is that a Democrat wins.



(New York, NY)  --  A Portland company is getting national attention after their billboard went up in Times Square.  The New York City promotion shows a President Donald Trump look-alike being hog-tied by a woman.  The ad is for Portland-based clothing company Dhvani, with the model wearing their athletic line.  Dhvani tweeted  their hashtag "stand for something" along with a picture of the ad.



(Portland, OR)  --  Burgerville workers could soon go on strike.  The Burgerville Workers Union has been asking for a five dollar per hour raise, but the restaurant is only offering a one dollar per hour increase.  The union met with corporate representatives twice last week after 18 months of negotiations.  Workers are expected to walk off the job sometime this week since their pay demands have not been met.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland firefighters are prepared for possible evacuations thanks to a yearly training.  Crews were at the Portland Aerial tram yesterday.  They teamed up with the Oregon Health & Science University to lower employees 100 feet to the ground.  Those employees were posing as trapped tram passengers to provide the practice needed for the rescue team.



(Portland, OR)  --  School officials say a viral video should have never been made public.  The surveillance footage shows Parkrose High School security guard and coach Keanon Lowe disarming a student, then giving him a hug.  In a statement over the weekend, the Parkrose School District said they had denied a public records request for the video of the May 17th incident.  The superintendent took to Twitter to say they believe its release by the district attorney's office is a violation of student rights through the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.



(Government Camp, OR)  --  Timberline's ski lifts are closed until later this season.  Pucci and Bruno's lifts did open for skiing and snowboarding yesterday for five hours.  Lodge officials said there were unmarked hazards and active machinery, causing some trail closures.  Timberline's brief opening was considered a preview day, and came as winter driving conditions made it take a little extra time to get there.



(Chicago, IL)  --  A woman from Portland is accused of cheating in the Chicago Marathon.  Twenty-eight-year-old Emily Clark finished the October 13th race with a time of 3 hours and 59 minutes-- under the average marathon finish time for a woman in the U.S.  A blog that investigates runners says Clark's pace changed suspiciously at the halfway point.  Clark was previously disqualified from the PeaceHealth Apple Tree Half Marathon in Vancouver for allegedly riding a bicycle for part of the race.  She has confessed to cheated in five previous races, including the Chicago Marathon in 2013.



(Portland, OR)  --  It's peak foliage season in Portland.  According to Oregon Live, the brightly changing leaves will only look this way for a few weeks total.  That means Portland residents have about one more week to enjoy the fall colors.  A fall foliage blog in the area says the Portland metro area will be past peak within the next week.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Travelers at Portland International Airport may have been exposed to the measles.  Someone diagnosed with measles went through the airport on Saturday.  They were not immune and had been visiting countries where measles is common.  The window of exposure for those who were at the airport on October 12th is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.



(Portland, OR)  --  A student walking to school in Portland was allegedly robbed and threatened.  Now, David Douglas School District is warning families in a letter they emailed out and posted on their website.  The say a high schooler was approached by two men in a car who demanded money yesterday morning.  They reportedly threatened to shoot the student if they did not comply, then took his backpack.



(Portland, OR)  --  An earthquake could cause problems for fuel tankers on the Willamette River.  Investigators in Portland are looking into the risk after a NuStar Energy facility near San Francisco experienced an explosion and fire triggered by an earthquake.  NuStar also has a location in Portland, and the tankers along a six-mile stretch store about 90-percent of Oregon's fuel.  If an earthquake affected the area, the soil that the tankers sit on could liquefy, causing the tanks to fail. 



(Portland, OR)  --  A pedestrian is dead after being hit by a truck in Happy Valley.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's office says the crash happened yesterday morning on Highway 212.  The man was reportedly acting strange as he walked on the sidewalk, then he walked into the street as the truck was turning and was hit by the truck's back tires.  The truck had a green light at the time.



(Portland, OR)  --  A 15-year-old is facing charges of DUII, felony hit-and-run, and reckless driving.  Portland officials say the teen was involved in two crashes involving four vehicles.  One person was seriously hurt in one of the crashes.  The teen was arrested and taken to the Multnomah County Juvenile Detention facility.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Oregon Zoo is adopting 20 endangered baby turtles.  The hatchling turtles are vulnerable to predators, so zoo officials are keeping them safe until they're big enough to go back to the pond.  The baby western pond turtles were collected from the Columbia Gorge last week and are now in the zoo's conservation lab in Portland.  Visitors can see them at the Nature's Exploration Station.



(Portland, OR)  --  Members of the Burgerville Workers Union are planning a rally in downtown Portland this weekend.  The gathering happens Saturday and will include a march to the Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard restaurant location.  Burgerville workers are negotiating a union contract and could go on strike.  So far, the fast food chain as offered to boost employee pay by one dollar an hour.



(Portland, OR)  --  An autopsy report has been released for the 31-year-old shot by Portland police.  It shows Lane Christopher Martin had methamphetamine in his system and nine gunshot wounds from the July 30th incident.  Police reports say Officer Gary Doran fired 11 times at Martin at an apartment complex.  Doran faces no criminal wrongdoing, as determined by a grand jury on Monday, but Martin's family is suing the city and Portland police for alleged excessive force.



(Portland, OR)  --  Dozens of AT&T customers in Oregon are suing.  An attorney in Portland organized the class action lawsuit against AT&T over a billing surcharge.  This comes after the company billed Portland customers for the city's Clean Energy Fund in monthly bills.  The tax is not supposed to apply to utilities, which cell phone companies are considered.  The suit seeks to collect funds for those who have not yet been reimbursed by AT&T.



(Portland, OR)  --  A motorcyclist is dead after a crash on North Going Street.  Police say the motorcycle collided with a semi shortly after 5 yesterday morning.  Going had to be shut down in both directions while first responders were on scene.  The Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team is still investigating.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Film Festival is underway.  It's being held at the Hi-Lo Hotel in downtown Portland.  The event runs all weekend and features workshops as well as screenings of documentaries, shorts, and new films.  Awards will be given out on Sunday, including Director's Award, Audience Award Winner for Short & Feature, Best Documentary, and Best Narrative.



(Gervais, OR)  --  One man is seriously injured following a crash involving a semi-truck and an SUV.  Oregon State Police say the crash happened yesterday morning on northbound I-5 near Gervais.  Police say the SUV was parked on the shoulder of the highway when the semi-truck crashed into it.  First responders had to extricate the SUV driver from his vehicle before rushing him to a hospital with serious injuries.  Police say the semi-truck driver suffered minor injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say a University of Portland student who's been missing for more than a week may be hopping trains and living "off the grid."  Investigators believe 18-year-old Owen Klinger had been viewing videos about hopping freight trains just prior to his disappearance October 6th.  Police say he was last seen walking toward a railway yard after leaving campus that night.  Investigators say he had also recently watched the film "Into the Wild" about a young man who leaves his home and moves to Alaska to live off the grid in nature.  Police say the search will continue.



(Portland, OR)  --  Blake Shelton is coming to Portland, and he's bringing some friends.  The country star will visit Portland on February 13th to kick off his Friends & Heroes 2020 Tour.  The tour features Trace Adkins, the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Lauren Alaina.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  The Oregon Department of Justice is suing a Vancouver, Washington company accused of making millions of robocalls while engaging in deceptive marketing.  State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum filed a lawsuit yesterday against U.S. Air Ducts.  The lawsuit claims the company made over eleven-million unsolicited robocalls to Oregon phone numbers and sent out 20-million print ads that were deceptive.  The company is already facing a lawsuit from Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson for similar reasons.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of stealing an RV from a dealership in southeast Portland.  Police say the man smashed his way into the Family Fun RV dealership on Southeast 82nd early Wednesday morning and grabbed the keys to one of the RVs.  He then got into the RV and drove off.  Police say the whole thing was caught on surveillance camera.



(Lebanon, OR)  --  A Lebanon man is accused of sexually abusing a child.  The Lebanon Police Department says officers arrested 18-year-old Elijah Nathaniel Baker at his home Tuesday for the abuse of a girl under the age of 12-years-old.  Police say they began investigating Baker after receiving a report that he'd had inappropriate contact with a child via electronic communication.  He's facing four counts of first-degree sex abuse as well as one count of first-degree sodomy and one count of using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct.  Police are looking into whether there are additional victims.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Oregon Health and Science University and Portland State University School of Public Health is hosting a forum Friday on transgender health care.  The forum titled The Future of Transgender Health will feature a panel of transgender people discussing their health care experiences.  The aim of the forum is to improve the health care experience for gender minorities, who have historically faced bias or mistreatment from health care professionals.



(Portland, OR)  --  Nearly a hundred homeless people died on the streets in Multnomah County last year.  That's according to the Multnomah County Health Department, which released its annual Domicile Unknown report on Wednesday.  The report shows 92 homeless individuals died in the county in 2018.  The leading cause of death was drug and alcohol abuse, with meth leading to 27 of the deaths.



(Woodburn, OR)  --  One person is seriously injured following a fiery crash between two semi-trucks near Woodburn.  The Oregon State Police says the crash happened yesterday afternoon on southbound I-5 when a Freightliner truck sideswiped a Volvo semi-trailer parked on the shoulder of the highway.  Both semi-trucks then erupted into flames.  The 51-year-old man driving the Freightliner was rushed to a Portland hospital.  The driver and passenger in the Volvo semi were not injured.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  One person is dead after being hit by a car while walking in Vancouver.  Police say the pedestrian was walking near Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard and Chkalov Drive last night when a vehicle struck them.  The pedestrian was rushed to a hospital, where they died.  Police say the driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are offering a cash reward for information regarding the homicide death of a 23-year-old anti-fascist activist in northeast Portland.  The Portland Police Department says they're still looking for a motive in the slaying of Sean Kealiher just after midnight Saturday.  Kealiher, also known as Armenio Lewis, died of blunt force trauma after being hit by an SUV outside of the Oregon Democratic Party building.  Police say the SUV had Washington license plates as well as bullet holes in it.  A witness tells police he heard multiple gunshots around the time of the crash.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've made an arrest in connection to a bank robbery in St. Helens.  Police say the man entered the U.S. Bank on South Columbia River Highway yesterday afternoon and handed a teller a note demanding money.  He then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.  Police say they caught up with him on Highway 30 and tried to pull him over, leading to a pursuit that ended when the man's car became disabled.  Police say he then tried to flee on foot, but a police K-9 chased after him and took him down.  The suspect was hospitalized for minor injuries from a dog bite.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A 75-year-old Vancouver woman who went missing while picking mushrooms is doing OK after being found alive yesterday.  The Skamania County Sheriff's office says crews found Jung VanAtta yesterday afternoon in the Woodard Creek Drainage.  She'd been reported missing Saturday afternoon after she failed to return from picking mushrooms off Beacon Highlands Road. 



(Salem, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man who was killed in a rollover crash in rural Marion County.  The Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Alejandro Teran of Salem died in the crash Sunday afternoon along 55th Avenue Northeast near Salem.  Deputies say it appears he was driving north when he failed to negotiate a curve and veered off the roadway, rolling into a field.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a fire that burned several cars in a towing lot in northeast Portland.  Firefighters responded to Speed's Towing on Northeast Whitaker Way early yesterday morning.  Fire officials say the blaze burned at least four vehicles in the lot.  It's not yet clear how the fire started.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man who was found dead during a welfare check in north Portland.  The Portland Police Bureau says 65-year-old Ricky Malone died from a gunshot wound.  Police found Malone suffering from the injury Monday morning in an area on North Mohawk Avenue.  Police are investigating his death as a homicide.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a group of teenagers accused of pepper spraying a convenience store clerk and then stealing several items in northeast Portland.  Police say the incident happened Sunday night at the Plaid Pantry near Northeast 81st Avenue and Fremont Street.  Police say four boys and one girl ages 12 through 15 walked into the store and started shoplifting items.  When the store clerk confronted them, they allegedly pepper sprayed him and fled the scene on foot.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police in southwestern Washington are searching for a 74-year-old Vancouver woman who went missing while picking mushrooms.  The Skamania County Sheriff's office says Jung VanAtta was picking mushrooms with 87-year-old Donald Bergseng Saturday morning near Stevenson when she disappeared.  Bergseng says VanAtta went off on her own to go pick more mushrooms and then failed to return after an hour.



(Portland, OR)  --  New details are coming to light regarding the death of a 23-year-old anti-fascist activist in northeast Portland.  Police say Sean Kealiher, also known as Armenio Lewis, died of blunt force trauma after being hit by an SUV just after midnight Saturday outside of the Oregon Democratic Party building near the anti-fascist hangout Cider Riot.  Police say the SUV had Washington license plates as well as bullet holes in it.  A witness tells police he heard multiple gunshots around the time of the crash.  Police responded to the scene to find the SUV abandoned.  Keahliher died at a hospital.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a suspicious death in north Portland.  Police say officers responded to an area on North Mohawk Avenue yesterday morning on a welfare check.  Responding officers found an injured man who later died from his injuries.  It's not yet clear how the man died.



(Portland, OR)  --  Mayor Ted Wheeler is officially running for re-election.  Wheeler kicked off his re-election campaign last night at Uncorked Studios in southeast Portland.  If re-elected, Wheeler would become the first Portland mayor to win a second term since Mayor Vera Katz, who left office in 2005 after serving three terms.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Democratic Party of Oregon is responding to the homicide death of an anti-fascist activist outside its building in Portland.  The party released a statement yesterday saying they're deeply saddened by the death of 23-year-old Sean Kealiher, also known as Armenio Lewis.  The statement also says they respect the desires of mourners to congregate at the scene of the crime outside their building.  Police say Kealiher died of blunt force trauma after being hit by an SUV just after midnight Saturday outside of the Oregon Democratic Party building.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are seeking the public's help in their search for a missing University of Portland student.  The Portland Police Bureau says Owen Klinger was last seen leaving the school's campus on the night of October 6th, more than a week ago.  Police say it's unusual for people to go missing for that long without leaving any trace.  Police are asking anyone with any information to contact them.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly stabbing a family member in Creswell.  The Lane County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested 42-year-old Jamie Oldfield for the stabbing last night at a home on Lynx Hollow Road.  Police responded to the home to find a man suffering from stab wounds.  He was rushed to a hospital.  Police say Oldfield and the victim are related.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  A homicide investigation is ongoing into the death of a 23-year-old anti-fascist activist in northeast Portland.  Police say Sean Kealiher, also known as Armenio Lewis, died of blunt force trauma following an incident just after midnight Saturday near the anti-fascist hangout Cider Riot.  Police responded to the scene to find an abandoned SUV crashed into the side of the Oregon Democratic Party building along with evidence of gunfire.  Keahliher died at a hospital.  Police are still investigating the events leading up to his death.



(Salem, OR)  --  One person is dead following a rollover crash in rural Marion County.  The sheriff's office says deputies responded to an area along 55th Avenue Northeast near Salem on reports of a crash yesterday afternoon.  Deputies say it appears the victim was driving north when they failed to negotiate a curve and veered off the roadway, rolling into a field.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a Portland man who was killed in a hunting accident in Columbia County.  The Columbia County Sheriff's office says 63-year-old Martin Fox died after being shot Saturday morning.  Police say members of his hunting group performed CPR on him while waiting for first-responders, but he died at the scene.  Investigators say foul play is not suspected.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly throwing rocks at police cars.  The Portland Police Bureau says officers arrested 27-year-old Nathan Prime for the incident Saturday afternoon.  Police say Prime walked into the bureau's north precinct parking lot and confronted officers there before throwing large rocks at parked police cruisers.  He then allegedly fled on foot, leading officers to chase him down and tackle him.  Police arrested him on multiple charges including criminal mischief.



(Portland, OR)  --  Demonstrators marched through downtown Portland yesterday to call for the impeachment of President Trump.  Protesters gathered at Terry Schrunk Plaza yesterday afternoon and then marched to the Heathman Hotel.  The hotel is owned by U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, who is set to testify in the impeachment inquiry this week.  Yesterday's protest was one of dozens that took place across the U.S. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Authorities are releasing the identity of two firefighters who were injured while battling a house fire in Forest Grove.  Fire officials say Forest Grove Fire and Rescue Lieutenant Ted Penge and Captain Joe Smith were injured in the fire Friday afternoon at a home on Ridge Point Drive.  Officials say both were treated and released from a hospital with minor injuries.  Fire investigators are still looking into what caused the house fire.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A fundraiser is scheduled today for the family of a 10-year-old boy who was hit by a car and killed while riding his bike to school.  KATU reports the fundraiser for Damien Trick's family is set for 5 to 10 p.m. tonight at the IHOP on Southeast 164th Avenue in Vancouver.  Friends and family members held a vigil for Trick on Saturday night.  Police say he was riding his bicycle to school last week when a driver crashed into him.  That driver was reportedly taking his own child to school at the time of the crash.



(Eugene, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the discovery of a man's body in Eugene.  The Lane County Sheriff's Office says deputies found the body near the River Road area yesterday morning after responding to the area on reports of a fight.  Police say two other people believed to be involved in the fight were hospitalized.  It's not yet clear what led to the altercation or how the victim died.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Wapato Jail facility is coming down to make room for a warehouse.  The building's owner held a press conference yesterday saying he plans to demolish the jail to build a warehouse unless local leaders can come up with a plan soon to use the facility to house the homeless.  The building owner says he's been working with experts to come up with a plan on that front but that city and county leaders haven't been able to come to an agreement.  He says that after a year and a half of owning the property, he can no longer afford to pay for its upkeep.



(Aloha, OR)  --  A man is facing several charges after allegedly crashing into his wife's car and then fleeing the scene in Aloha.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Adan Perez Martinez rear-ended his wife at about 40 miles per hour early Wednesday morning on Southwest Farmington Road.  He then fled the scene, but his wife recognized his license plate on the car's front bumper, which fell off and was left at the scene.  She called police, who found Martinez inside a heavily damaged car nearby and arrested him.  Police say Cruz's wife currently has a no-contact order against him.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland State University won't be disarming its police officers.  University interim president Stephen Percy made that announcement at a Board of Trustees meeting yesterday while outlining a new plan for campus safety.  Part of the plan includes increasing the number of non-sworn officers from six to ten.  Non-sworn officers don't carry firearms.  The campus's ten sworn officers will continue to be armed with guns.



(Portland, OR)  --  A new study says Portland drivers are the worst in the nation.  The new study from QuoteWizard-dot-com analyzed U.S. cities on four factors including traffic crashes, speeding tickets, DUIIs and other traffic violations.  They ranked Portland as having the worst drivers, followed by Boise, Idaho and Virginia Beach, Virginia.  The study also noted that Portland has the highest number of speeding tickets in the nation. 



(Portland, OR)  --  A teenage boy is injured after being hit by a car on his way to school.  Police say the Lake Oswego High School student was crossing Country Club Road yesterday morning when a juvenile female struck him with her car.  The boy suffered minor injuries.  The driver was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device and failure to yield to a pedestrian.



(St. Helens, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a shooting suspect who was killed by police in St. Helens.  Police say 32-year-old Michael Thomas Veatch died Wednesday after an officer "used deadly force" on him during a pursuit along Highway 30.  Police responded to the Chevron on the highway on reports that someone inside the shop had fired off several shots.  Police believe Veatch was connected to the shooting death of Cowlitz County Sheriff's Deputy Justin DeRosier back in April.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Parkrose High School student who brought a loaded shotgun to campus is facing three years of probation.  Prosecutors say 19-year-old Angel Granados-Diaz pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in a public building and one count of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in public.  The plea deal includes instructions for Granados-Diaz to begin receiving mental health treatment and substance abuse treatment immediately.  Police arrested him on May 17th after he brought a shotgun with one round in it to school during what he later described as a mental health crisis.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police are searching for a missing man they say could be in need of medical help.  The Vancouver Police Department says 49-year-old Joseph King is not familiar with the area and does not have his medications with him.  He was last seen leaving the Taco Bell on Vancouver Plaza Drive around 10:45 yesterday morning.



(St. Helens, OR)  --  A shooting suspect is dead after being shot by police in St. Helens.  Police responded to the St. Helens Chevron on the Columbia River Highway yesterday morning on reports that someone inside the shop had fired off several shots.  Police say responding officers "used deadly force" on the suspect, killing him.  The police department has not yet revealed what kind of deadly force the officers used.  No other injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  A vigil is planned tonight for a missing University of Portland student.  Owen Klinger was last seen Sunday evening leaving his dormitory.  Friends and family members say it's unusual for him to go more than 24 hours without contacting someone.  Students will hold a prayer vigil at 8:30 tonight at the on-campus Chapel of Christ the Teacher.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Hilton hotel chain is facing a ten-million-dollar lawsuit from a black man who was kicked out of a DoubleTree hotel in Portland.  Jermaine Massey was a guest at the hotel back in December and was standing in the lobby on his phone when a security guard asked him to provide his room number.  What happened next was recorded on Massey's phone and went viral.  The guard told Massey he was loitering and police eventually showed up to escort Massey to his room so he could pack his things and leave.  The guard and hotel manager were fired.



(Springfield, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing Springfield man.  The Springfield Police Department says 60-year-old Ronald Rupe Jr. was last seen leaving his home on D Street Tuesday night.  Family members reported him missing yesterday.  He's described as six-foot-one-inches and 215 pounds with short brown hair and hazel eyes.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a motorcyclist who suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash with an SUV.  The Portland Police Bureau says 64-year-old Robert Henderson remains hospitalized following the crash on September 30th.  Police say he was riding his motorcycle north on Northeast Grand Avenue when it collided with an SUV.  The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police.  Investigators say it's not yet clear who had the right of way.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing multiple charges including DUII after allegedly crashing into a pedestrian on Interstate 84.  Police arrested 29-year-old Emmanuel Gonzalez-Coria on charges of DUII, reckless driving and second-degree assault for the crash Tuesday night.  Police say the pedestrian's car had broken down and he was walking away from it when Gonzalez-Coria struck him at the I-205 off-ramp.  He was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  A buck is doing OK after getting caught in a hammock in Douglas County.  Police responded to an area off Laredo Drive near Roseburg Sunday on reports of a buck in distress.  Police say the buck had gotten its antlers tangled up in the hammock and couldn't get himself free.  Deputies successfully freed the animal and sent it on its way.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A 10-year-old boy is dead after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle to school in Vancouver, Washington.  The Clark County Sheriff's Office says the Illahee Elementary student was riding near Northeast 9th Street and 167th Avenue yesterday morning when he failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by an oncoming car.  Police say the driver of the car was taking his own child to school when the crash happened.  The driver is not facing any charges at this point.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  An 80-year-old man charged in a shooting that killed one person and injured two others at a senior living facility in Vancouver will remain behind bars until the start of his trial.  A judge ruled yesterday that Robert Breck will remain in custody because he's a danger to others.  Breck pleaded not guilty yesterday to one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder.  Police say Breck shot and killed 75-year-old Leon Tunstall in the lobby of the Smith Tower last week because of an ongoing feud over a caretaker there.  Breck also allegedly shot and injured 73-year-old Enelia Montoya and 44-year-old Shawna L. Garis.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect in connection to a shooting in the downtown area last month.  The Portland Police Bureau says the man fired off several shots along Southwest 9th Avenue between Burnside and Oak Streets in the early morning hours of September 14th.  He then allegedly fled the scene in a dark green or grey Ford Escape.  Police describe the man as a white man standing about six-foot-two-inches tall with a "man bun."



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland is being named the best food city in the nation.  A new report from WalletHub on the best and cheapest local food scenes in the U.S. ranks Portland first out of more than 180 of the country's largest cities.  The study considered more than 30 factors, including accessibility of high-quality restaurants and wineries and craft breweries per capita.  New York City came in second place and Miami, Florida came in third.  Seattle, Washington also made the top ten at eighth place.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in a sexual assault case from last year.  Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a 25-hundred-dollar reward.  The Portland Police Bureau has released surveillance images of the suspect.  Police say they're not releasing additional details about the assault at this time.



(Gresham, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a two-alarm fire at an auto-wrecking shop in Gresham.  Fire crews responded to Gresham Auto Wrecking on Southeast 190th Avenue yesterday morning to find the front building engulfed in flames.  Several cars inside the building were also burned.  No injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  Health officials are confirming another case of vaping-related lung illness in Oregon.  The Oregon Health Authority confirmed the new case yesterday, bringing the state's total to nine cases.  Two of those patients have died.  Governor Kate Brown issued a six-month ban on flavored tobacco, nicotine and cannabis vaping products on Friday.  Brown also urged people to stop vaping completely.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland's oldest used book store is closing its doors.  The Oregonian reports Cameron's Books and Magazines will close up shop for good by the end of November.  The store's owner says the store's lease was not renewed, and he got a notice late last month telling him to vacate the building by December 1st.  Cameron's Books and Magazines has been in business in the downtown area since 1938.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a shooting that damaged a car in southeast Portland.  Police say the shooting happened yesterday afternoon near Southeast 102nd Avenue and Steele Street in the Lents neighborhood.  Investigators say it appears more shots were fired a few blocks away at Southeast 99th and Knight Street.  No injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is hospitalized in critical condition after crashing his e-scooter while crossing some railroad tracks in northwest Portland.  Police say the 65-year-old man fell yesterday afternoon while crossing the tracks near Naito Parkway and Northwest 9th Avenue.  A witness flagged down a nearby officer after finding the man unconscious and not breathing.  Police say he was not wearing a helmet.



(Keizer, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly exposing himself to people in the parking lot of a grocery store in Keizer.  Police say they arrested 21-year-old Lizandro Garcia-Guzman last week for the incident Wednesday morning at a Safeway on River Road North.  Witnesses tell police he was standing outside his black Chevrolet Blazer and exposing himself to people passing by.  Police say Garcia-Guzman admitted to responding officers that he had done the same thing two times previously in the same parking lot.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is facing charges after allegedly getting caught dealing meth out of a tent in Portland.  Police say an officer responded to the tent near Southwest 2nd and Burnside yesterday after receiving a tip.  The officer says he found someone inside the tent cutting up methamphetamine "in open view" of the public.  Police arrested the suspect and seized several ounces of meth along with some cash.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing University of Portland student.  The Portland Police Bureau says first-year student Owen Klinger went missing Sunday night shortly after leaving Christie Hall.  Friends tell police it's unusual for him to go more than a day without contacting anyone.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Medford, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the discovery of a body near a Taco Bell in Medford.  Police say someone called 9-1-1 yesterday morning after finding the body under a bridge on Jackson Street.  Investigators say the body is that of a white woman in her 30s.  No foul play is suspected.  An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the woman's cause of death. 



(Portland, OR)  --  An announcement is expected this week on plans for a currently unused jail facility in north Portland.  KATU reports developer Jordan Schnitzer will announce what's in store for the Wapato Jail property on Thursday.  Schnitzer currently owns the facility and says he has a major update on its future. 



(Myrtle Creek, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing in Douglas County after someone killed three bucks and dumped parts of their carcasses along a busy highway.  Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers responded to the area along I-5 north of Myrtle Creek on Sunday after someone reported seeing the carcasses.  Troopers say they found one skinned buck as well as the hides and heads of two other bucks.  Police believe the suspect killed the animals on Friday or Saturday.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a suspected drug dealer.  The Portland Police Bureau says officers were patrolling near Holladay Park Saturday night when they pulled over Noah Goldman and found meth inside his vehicle.  Police arrested him and found more meth on his person along with some heroin, cash and two guns.  He's facing several charges including delivering drugs near a school and being a felon in possession of a firearm.



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(St. Paul, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a fire that burned hundreds of bales of hay outside St. Paul.  Firefighters responded to a rural property off River Road Northeast for the fire in a barn yesterday.  Fire officials say the barn was holding 14-hundred bales of hay weighing one-thousand pounds each when the fire broke out.  It's not yet clear how many bales were destroyed.  Investigators are looking into how the fire started.



(Salem, OR)  --  The state of Oregon is banning flavored vaping products.  Governor Kate Brown issued a six-month ban on flavored tobacco, nicotine and cannabis vaping products on Friday.  Brown also urged people to stop vaping completely.  At least eight people in Oregon have come down with vaping-related lung illnesses this year.  Two of those patients have died.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  New details are coming to light regarding a shooting that killed one person and injured two others at a senior living facility in Vancouver.  Police say 80-year-old Robert Breck shot and killed 75-year-old Leon Tunstall in the lobby of the Smith Tower Thursday afternoon because of an ongoing feud over a caretaker there.  The medical examiner's office says Tunstall died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.  Breck also shot and injured 73-year-old Enelia Montoya and 44-year-old Shawna L. Garis.  Breck is charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of first-degree attempted murder.



(Portland, OR)  --  No injuries are reported after a car barreled into a business in southeast Portland.  Police say the car crashed through a glass garage door at SOMA Kombucha Taproom on Southeast Belmont Street Friday.  Police say the car narrowly missed an employee sitting at a table near the window.  No charges have been issued.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A man is facing multiple charges following a SWAT team standoff at a home in southwestern Washington.  The Clark County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested 37-year-old Jorge Delgado-Perez after the standoff Saturday afternoon.  Police say deputies initially responded to the home Friday night on reports that Delgado-Perez was pointing a gun at a woman and her daughter while threatening to kill them.  Delgado-Perez had fled the scene before deputies arrived, but he returned the next day, prompting the victims to call 9-1-1.  Police arrested Delgado-Perez on charges of felony harassment with domestic violence and two counts of second-degree assault with a firearm.



(Eagle Creek, OR)  --  Police say they've found the body of a missing Baker County hunter.  The Baker County Sheriff's Office says crews found the body of 60-year-old Andrew Dean Dennis yesterday morning near the East Eagle Creek area.  Police say he went missing while hunting in the area late last month.  Investigators say no foul play is suspected.



(Portland, OR)  --  The 48th annual Portland Marathon is in the books.  About six-thousand people ran in yesterday's race through downtown Portland.  This year's race featured a new route and was the first race to be produced by company Brooksee.  Mayor Ted Wheeler is among those who ran, finishing with a time of four hours and 20 minutes. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a topless woman accused of stealing a mail truck and then crashing it into a bus and a lamp pole.  Police say the woman stole the mail truck around noon yesterday on Southeast Alder Street and took off north.  Police say she crashed into a TriMet lift bus near Northeast Wasco Street and Northwest 162nd Avenue and kept going, eventually crashing into a lamp post and rolling at Northeast 155th Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street.  She then allegedly took off running for 12 blocks before police caught up with her and arrested her.  Investigators believe drugs were involved in the incident.



(Dallas, OR)  --  A Dallas police officer is escaping charges after shooting and killing a man at a Goodwill store in west Salem last month.  A Polk County grand jury found yesterday that Officer Darren Buchholz was justified in the shooting of 43-year-old Scott Gabriel Spangler on September 18th.  Police say Buchholz was at the store with other officers for a drug sting when the shooting happened.



(Lincoln City, OR)  --  A man and a woman are facing charges after allegedly stealing a Porsche SUV and then breaking into a vacation rental home.  The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says Sarah Marie Brausen and Anthony Troy Brausen broke into the vacation home Wednesday night.  Police responded to the rental home after receiving a 9-1-1 call from the owner.  Responding officers say they found a stolen Porsche in the driveway before finding both suspects inside the home.  Police say the couple had multiple identity documents belonging to other people.



(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is facing nearly a decade behind bars after being convicted of slashing someone's neck inside a Taco Bell in Sandy.  A judge sentenced 21-year-old Caley Mason to seven years in prison followed by 36 months of post-prison supervision.  Mason pleaded guilty to second-degree assault for the incident on July 9th.  The victim survived his injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two people are injured following a shooting in southeast Portland.  Police say officers found the victims late Wednesday night near 122nd Avenue and Salmon Street.  One of the victims suffered critical injuries.  Police have arrested 31-year-old Carlos Gonzales on charges of attempted aggravated murder as well as assault and unlawful use of a handgun.



(Portland, OR)  --  A pedestrian is dead after being hit by a semi-truck on I-5 at the Fremont Bridge.  The Portland Police Bureau says the crash happened around 7:00 last night.  The pedestrian died at the scene.  Police say the truck driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.



(Portland, OR)  --  Thousands of people are expected to gather in the Rose Quarter tomorrow morning to walk for suicide prevention.  The "Out of the Darkness" suicide prevention walk is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.  The event raises money and awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  A man is facing a decade behind bars after being convicted of child sex abuse.  A judge sentenced Ronald Jordan yesterday to ten years in prison.  He pleaded guilty to two counts of abuse and apologized in court for his actions.  His victim came forward in February, saying he'd been abusing her since she was a young child.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing half a dozen charges after allegedly trying to pay six underage girls in exchange for sexual contact.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office filed a six-count indictment yesterday against 29-year-old Jordan Lin Johnson.  Police arrested him Monday in a Gresham neighborhood.  Investigators believe he could have additional victims.



(Kalama, WA)  --  A man is injured after being hit by a car in southwestern Washington.  Police say the 23-year-old man was walking across the I-5 off-ramp on Exit 32 early yesterday morning when a pickup truck crashed into him.  The man was taken to a hospital.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for suspects in connection to break-ins at a couple of food carts.  The Portland Police Bureau says the thieves used a drone equipped with a camera to scope out the food cart pod at Northeast Killingsworth and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.  The suspects then cut through a fence and burglarized two food carts.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing bias crime charges after allegedly using racist and homophobic slurs against a pair of men and then physically assaulting one of them.  Police say 50-year-old Don Kirchhoff approached the two men outside a Lovejoy Bakers in northwest Portland Tuesday and began hurling homophobic and racist epithets, including the "n-word."  He then allegedly pushed one of the men against a wall, injuring his head and neck.  He's facing charges of bias crime and assault.



(Portland, OR)  --  Multnomah County health officials are holding an informational briefing this morning on flavored tobacco and nicotine products.  The briefing comes a couple days after the Oregon Health Authority confirmed three more cases of vaping-related lung illnesses in the state, bringing the state's total to eight cases.  This morning's briefing will focus on the public health impact of flavored nicotine products while giving an overview of possible policy changes aimed at addressing the issue.



(Portland, OR)  --  An historic building is coming down in Portland's Alberta neighborhood.  KGW8 reports the 109-year-old building on the southwest corner of Northeast 33rd Avenue and Alberta Street will be demolished early next year.  Bob Bochsler of Box Real Estate Holdings LLC says he plans to put up a mixed-use condo office building in the space.  Bochsler says he had hoped to use the existing building for the space but that it would be too expensive to restore it with the necessary structural reinforcements.



(Portland, OR)  --  A pair of hikers are doing OK after spending a night lost in the Mt. Hood National Forest.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says 71-year-old Anna Jung and 71-year-old Suki Jung were hiking the Paradise Park Trail with a group on Tuesday when they got separated from their fellow hikers.  Search crews found the two hikers yesterday and brought them to safety.



(Portland, OR)  --  Voodoo Doughnut is unveiling a new Italian-inspired treat.  The doughnut chain released its new Cannolo pastry yesterday.  Similar to a cannoli, the Cannolo features flavored cream cheese filling surrounded by a swirled raised yeast doughnut shell.  Available flavors include pumpkin, almond and raspberry.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly attacking someone with a pair of nunchucks.  Court documents show Justin Hunter is being held in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.  Police say Hunter was caught searching through a family's pickup truck at their home on September 21st.  When confronted, Hunter told them he was interested in buying the truck.  He then allegedly pulled out some nunchucks and hit one of the family members in the head and the back.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Two men are facing charges after allegedly robbing a gas station and then trying to run over the cashier with their car.  Police arrested Keony Baelo and Gladwell Baelo yesterday morning for the incident at the Texaco and Towne Pump Food Mart on 4th Plain Boulevard in Vancouver.  Police say the two tried to shoplift items from the store and were chased out by the store clerk.  The two allegedly got into their vehicle and tried to run the clerk over as they fled the scene.  Police tracked them down nearby and arrested them.



(Newport, OR)  --  Authorities say they've recovered the body of a Clackamas man who went missing while sailing off the Oregon coast.  The U.S. Coast Guard found the body of 58-year-old Hoang Minh Tran in the Pacific ocean Tuesday morning along with the apparent wreckage of his boat.  Tran was reported missing after failing to return from a sailing trip over the weekend.



(Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

(Portland, OR)  --  A viral video posted to YouTube shows Morrissey stopping his Moda Center concert in Portland Monday to demand a protester leave the show.  The protester was holding a pair of signs that appeared to call the former Smiths singer out for supporting the far-right, anti-Islam group For Britain.  Morrissey refused to continue his set until the protester left.  Morrissey later canceled a show scheduled to take place the following night in Seattle. 



(Longview, WA)  --  Community members are paying tribute to a fire battalion chief who died last month in Southwest Washington.  A memorial service was held yesterday for Cowlitz County battalion chief Mike Zainfeld in Longview.  Zainfeld died last month of suicide.  Family members say he suffered from PTSD.



(Salem, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a Salem woman accused of killing a family's pet rabbit.  The Marion County Sheriff's Office says 38-year-old Chantel Scott is facing charges of animal abuse, criminal mischief and trespassing for the incident on Sunday.  Police say a resident at a home on Silverton Road Northeast called 9-1-1 after finding Scott wandering around her property.  The resident found one of the family's pet rabbits dead outside its rabbit cage shortly after the woman left.



(Photo Courtesy: Curry County Sheriffs Office)

(Brookings, OR)  --  A woman is doing OK after being rescued from the side of a cliff along the Oregon coast.  The Curry County Search and Rescue Team says the 40-year-old Nebraska woman called 9-1-1 Monday afternoon after becoming stuck while trying to climb down the cliff to the beach below.  Rescue crews found the woman holding onto some shrubbery to keep from falling.



(Portland, OR)  --  A motorcyclist is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries following a crash in northeast Portland.  Police say the motorcyclist was riding on Grand Avenue near Multnomah Street last night when they collided with another vehicle.  Police say the other driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.



(Silverton, OR)  --  A 16-year-old girl is dead and another 16-year-old girl is injured following a crash near Silverton.  Oregon State Police say the teen was driving an SUV on Highway 214 with the other teen in the passenger seat Saturday night when the vehicle veered off the roadway and rolled.  The driver was killed, while the passenger suffered serious injuries.  Police believe speed may have been a factor in the crash.



(Portland, OR)  --  A 38-year-old man is facing hate crime charges after allegedly assaulting a transgender woman while using hate speech against her in the Pearl District.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says Dominick Gonzales is facing one count of first-degree felony bias crime along with one count of second-degree bias crime and one count of fourth-degree assault.  Police say Gonzales confronted the woman and her friend while they were standing in line for coffee Sunday and used racist, homophobic and transphobic language toward her before punching her in the face.  Police arrested him a few blocks away from the scene later Sunday morning.



(Happy Valley, OR)  --  A Happy Valley woman is accused of illegally selling shark fins.  The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife division says 52-year-old Agnes Yu has been selling dried shark fins from Wing Ming Herbs on Southeast 82nd Avenue.  She's facing a misdemeanor charge of unlawful selling and distributing shark fin. 



(Beaverton, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a fire that burned a duplex in Beaverton.  Firefighters responded to the home near Southwest Roth Drive and Southwest 159th Avenue just before midnight last night.  Fire officials say one family was displaced by the fire.  No injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing half a dozen charges in connection to a struggle with police that ended with him being shot at the Portland International Airport late last week.  Court records show 31-year-old Deshawn Deandre Seamster was arraigned in court yesterday on six charges, including assault of a public safety officer and felon in possession of a firearm.  Police say Seamster was lying down at the airport baggage claim Friday when an officer approached him, leading him to allegedly try to flee.  A struggle ensued, ending with Seamster accidentally shooting himself in the hand, according to police.



(Portland, OR)  --  A convicted felon is back behind bars after allegedly firing a stolen gun in southeast Portland.  Police say 42-year-old Israel Elliott shot the gun Sunday night in a neighborhood on Southeast Main Street.  He then allegedly hid the gun behind a rock and fled the scene.  Police arrested him when he returned to the scene later that night.  No one was injured in the shooting.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  One person is injured following a house fire in north Vancouver.  Firefighters responded to the burning home on Northeast 14th Street yesterday morning.  One person at the home managed to escape with some minor injuries.  It's not yet clear what sparked the blaze.


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