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(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of stabbing a man in a wheelchair in the Old Town Chinatown neighborhood.  Police say the victim was stabbed in the arm Monday afternoon.  He's expected to recover.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a domestic violence shooting at a Vancouver, Washington elementary school that left three people hospitalized including the gunman.  The Clark County Sheriff's office says the shooting happened around 3:15 yesterday afternoon after school had let out at Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School on Northeast 104th Street.  Police say two people were inside a car with two children when the gunman opened fire on them, hitting both adults.  The children were not injured.  Police say the gunman then shot himself following a brief police pursuit.  One of the victims reportedly had a restraining order out against the suspect, who had been released from jail just a few days ago.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say a man arrested in connection to a massive four-alarm fire that destroyed two buildings in northeast Portland could be responsible for other fires as well.  The Portland Police Bureau says Allen Singerhouse may have started more fires in the Portland area over the past couple of years.  They're looking into whether he was responsible for fires in the Southeast 101st Avenue and Southeast Foster Road area in particular.  Police arrested Singerhouse late last week for the fire that started as two small fires near Northeast 82nd Avenue on August 26th.  Investigators say Singerhouse has admitted to starting the blaze.



(Portland, OR)  --  A federal judge in Portland is blocking President Trump's requirement that people who come into the U.S. with certain visas have health insurance or can prove they can pay for medical treatment.  U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon issued an order Tuesday that would prevent the State Department from enforcing the policy the administration announced in October.  The judge ruled the policy would illegally hinder the ability of poorer immigrants to enter the U.S. 



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Two more people are facing charges in connection to the shooting death of a deputy in southwestern Washington state.  Court documents show Savannah Eastman and Ricky Roberts have both been indicted on charges of rendering criminal assistance in the death of Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier back in April.  Police believe they worked together to try to find a getaway car for alleged gunman Brian Butts, who was shot and killed by police shortly after the incident.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man who was hit by a car and killed on Interstate 205.  Oregon State Police says 29-year-old Jason Molash of Estacada was walking in one of the northbound lanes of the highway Monday morning when a car struck him.  At least two more vehicles then struck him as well.  Police say Molash was wearing all-black clothing.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A Vancouver, Washington man is accused of raping a teenager in Sandy.  The Sandy Police Department says officers arrested 22-year-old Michael Luna late last week after allegedly finding him and a 14-year-old girl naked inside a vehicle on Creekside Loop near Tupper Road.  Police say the girl told officers they'd met on Snapchat and that Luna knew her age.  Police say Luna later confessed to the crime.



(Salem, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of stealing a car with a two-year-old girl still inside.  Police say the child's mother had left her inside the running car outside a Holiday Lodge in Salem yesterday afternoon when the suspect got in and took off.  Responding officers found the vehicle a few blocks away with the child still inside.  She was not harmed. 



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly swinging knives at multiple police officers outside the Oregon State office building in Portland.  Police responded to the building on Northeast Oregon Street yesterday afternoon on reports of a man with a knife.  Responding officers told him to drop the knife, allegedly prompting him to pull out a second knife and start swinging them in the officers' direction.  Police used "less-lethal defense foam" rounds on the man, but they had no effect.  Police were eventually able to take the man into custody after about 20 minutes.  He's being charged with menacing and second-degree disorderly conduct.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two men are hospitalized after being stabbed in downtown Portland.  Police say the stabbing happened last night near Southwest 2nd Avenue and Ankeny Street.  Police arrested a suspect at the scene.  It's not yet clear what led to the stabbing.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a man in connection to a massive four-alarm fire that destroyed two buildings and several vehicles in northeast Portland back in August.  Police arrested Allen Singerhouse late last week for the fire that started as two small fires near Northeast 82nd Avenue on August 26th.  Police say the fires were intentionally set.  Investigators say Singerhouse has admitted to starting the blaze.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is recovering after becoming stranded in the Willamette River.  KATU reports a man was walking near the river early yesterday morning when he heard someone yelling for help.  He looked into the water and saw a man hanging onto the bow line of a 200-foot yacht.  The man reportedly waved his arms at people on the boat to alert them to the man in the water, and the boaters responded by throwing him a life jacket.  Portland Fire and Rescue then pulled the man from the water and took him to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  It's not yet clear how the man ended up in the water.



(Salem, OR)  --  The Salem City Council is rejecting a sit-lie ordinance.  Council members voted last night against the ordinance that would have banned people from sitting or lying on city sidewalks between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.  The ordinance would have effectively ended day camping for the homeless.  City council did approve an ordinance restricting people from maintaining a campsite on public sidewalks or public property for more than 24 hours.



(Albany, OR)  --  All Greater Albany Public Schools will remain closed for the rest of the week due to a rash of illnesses.  District Superintendent Melissa Goff says yesterday's attendance records showed a spike in absences for both students and staff due to illnesses.  The district had already closed Periwinkle Elementary School yesterday after a jump in illness-related absences on Friday. 



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  One person is dead and another is seriously injured following a crash in Hillsboro.  Police say the crash happened yesterday morning at South 1st Avenue and Baseline Street when a dump truck collided with another vehicle.  The other vehicle's passenger, 75-year-old Marilynn Wolfe, was killed in the crash while the driver was rushed to a hospital.  The driver of the dump truck was not injured.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges in connection to a shooting in the Parkrose neighborhood.  Police arrested Brandon Johnson Sunday night for the shooting near Northeast Rafael and 106th Avenue.  Police say Johnson claims the person he shot at was trying to steal his car.  No injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing a burglary charge after allegedly getting caught "naked and covered in blood" inside a home in Southeast Portland.  Police say the homeowner called 9-1-1 just before noon Saturday after her adult son heard noises inside the home and saw blood in the hallway upstairs.  Responding officers found 31-year-old Bradley Maybee inside the home and arrested him for first-degree burglary.  Police believe Maybee cut himself while breaking a window to get into the house.



(Molalla, OR)  --  Two people are dead and one is seriously injured following a crash on Highway 211 near Molalla.  The Oregon State Police says the crash happened around 5:30 Saturday night when a vehicle veered into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle head-on.  Both drivers died.  Police identified them as 64-year-old Robert Nolz and 79-year-old Nancy Sowers.  Sowers' passenger 62-year-old Nancy Slocum was hospitalized.



(Gresham, OR)  --  A man is facing several charges in connection to a DUII hit-and-run that left a pedestrian dead in Gresham.  Police say 38-year-old David Haugen was intoxicated when he crashed into 21-year-old Zachary O'Leary while he was using a crosswalk on Northeast Halsey Street Saturday night.  He then allegedly left the scene, but police say he later returned to the scene and turned himself in.  O'Leary was pronounced dead at the scene.



(Sandy, OR)  --  One man is dead following a crash on Highway 26 in Clackamas County.  Oregon State Police says 29-year-old James Gerhardt was driving east on the highway Saturday night when he veered off the roadway and rolled his vehicle.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  A 33-year-old man is accused of sexually abusing children in Beaverton, and police believe there could be additional victims.  Police arrested Lee Bennett in September for the abuse of a four-year-old girl in 2009 and the abuse of a ten-year-old girl in 2011.  Investigators believe Bennett was either babysitting or temporarily staying at someone's home at the time of the abuse.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  Classes resume today at a Beaverton middle school following the discovery of asbestos particles in the main gym.  The Beaverton School District says Highland Park Middle School will be open today after being closed on Friday.   The district says air samples taken from all classrooms, hallways, bathrooms and offices at the school came up negative for asbestos contamination over the weekend.



(Lake Oswego, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a fire that destroyed a home in Lake Oswego.  Firefighters responded to the home on Crestline Drive last night to find the structure engulfed in flames.  Fire officials say no one was home when they arrived, and no injuries have been reported.  The home is considered a total loss.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are investigating a shooting near a homeless camp in southeast Portland.  Police say a man was shot in the arm around noon yesterday near Southeast Flavel Street and 92nd Avenue.  He's expected to survive his injuries.  Police are still searching for a suspect.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a teenage girl who died during swim practice at a recreation center in Hillsboro.  Police say 14-year-old Nabila Maazouz was found unresponsive underwater following swim team practice at Shute Park Aquatic and Recreation Center Wednesday night.  Attempts to resuscitate the teen were unsuccessful.  It's believed she'd been in the water for at least 20 minutes.  Maazouz was a freshman Oregon Episcopal School and a member of the Liberty High School swim team.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a man in connection to an incident during demonstrations in downtown Portland last year.  The Portland Police Bureau says officers arrested 37-year-old Shaun Clancy Wednesday for first-degree criminal mischief.  He's accused of hitting a vehicle with a baton during a demonstration on October 6th of 2018.  Police say he was carrying brass knuckles and a stun gun when officers arrested him.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a fire that engulfed a convenience store under construction in northeast Portland.  Firefighters responded to the store at Northeast 33rd and Broadway last night.  Fire officials say a construction worker was welding something at the site when he noticed smoke.  No injuries were reported.



(Dallas, OR)  --  Authorities are investigating reports of a large fireball falling to earth in southwestern Polk County.  The Polk County Sheriff's office says a Dallas resident sent in some pictures last night that appeared to show an object descending toward the earth with a cloud-like trail.  The sheriff's office sent out a Life Flight helicopter to make sure it wasn't a plane crash.  Police say they'll continue their search during daylight hours today. 



(Portland, OR)  --  State parks in Oregon and Washington state are offering free admission for Black Friday.  The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will also be offering free fishing, crabbing and clamming statewide for the day.  Oregon State Parks is calling the day "Green Friday."  Washington State Parks is calling it "Autumn Day."  



(Beaverton, OR)  --  Classes are cancelled today at a Beaverton middle school following the discovery of asbestos particles in the main gym.  The Beaverton School District says Highland Park Middle School is closed for the day.  It's not yet clear where the asbestos came from.  The district is having an environmental consultant over to take air samples from all classrooms, hallways, bathrooms and office at the school.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a man accused of opening fire at an apartment complex in northeast Portland.  Police arrested 50-year-old Tony Briggs for the shooting Tuesday night on Northeast Killingsworth Street.  Police say he shot off multiple rounds following a fight at the apartment.  No injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man is facing 15 years behind bars for sexually exploiting children on the popular app TikTok.  A judge sentenced 33-year-old Juan Carlos Ramon yesterday to 180 months in federal prison followed by a life term of supervised release.  Ramon pleaded guilty in May to two counts of production of child pornography.  Police say he exploited two girls between the ages of ten and 13 by pretending to be a young girl on the app TikTok and encouraging the girls to imitate sexual positions and acts.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  A teenage girl is dead after drowning at a recreation center in Hillsboro.  Police say the girl was found unresponsive underwater following swim team practice at Shute Park Aquatic and Recreation Center last night.  Attempts to resuscitate the teen were unsuccessful.  An investigation is ongoing.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into an early morning shooting in north Portland.  Police responded to the 2500 block of North Williams Avenue around 3 o'clock this morning on reports of shots fired.  The shooting is believed to have happened at the Unthank Plaza Apartments.  It's not yet clear if anyone was injured. 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Oregon Zoo is getting into the holiday spirit.  Zoo officials say a pair of reindeer arrived earlier this week for a seasonal visit.  The reindeer named Cookie and Ginger will be at the zoo through early January.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  A fifth-grade student from Beaverton is being named Oregon's 2020 Kid Governor.  KTVA reports Raaga Mandala from Jacob Wismer Elementary School was awarded the honor yesterday.  She was chosen out of 20 applicants across the state.  Mandala says she hopes to use the position to help find permanent homes for the homeless. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Health officials are warning residents that a child with measles visited the Portland International Airport while still contagious.  Clark County Public Health says the child traveled through the airport on November 14th.  Officials say the child was unvaccinated and contracted the disease overseas.  The child also visited Randall Children's Hospital and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.



(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is facing an arson charge in connection to a house fire in Linn County.  Police arrested 34-year-old Jessica Erin Loper for the fire Tuesday at a home on Scravel Hill Road.  Police say Loper lived at the house with her eight-month-old child.  Police found her and her child hiding in the area near the home a few hours after the fire started.  Police say another resident of the home suffered severe burns while trying to get into Loper's room during the fire, fearing she was still inside and in danger.  A dog died in the fire.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a shooting and car crash in north Portland.  Police say multiple people were inside a car when it veered off the roadway at North Fessenden and Berkley Avenue and crashed into a tree last night.  Several witnesses then surrounded the victims as they emerged from the crashed vehicle.  Police say that's when one of the crash victims got nervous and pulled out a gun, opening fire to scare the crowd away.  No injuries were reported.  It's not yet clear if any arrests were made.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police are seeking the public's help in their search for a missing and endangered woman.  The Vancouver Police Department says Jessica Santiago was last seen Monday.  Police say she's considered endangered because she left her home without her medication.  She's described as five-foot-five and 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes and is wheelchair-bound.



(Portland, OR)  --  U.S. Representative Kurt Schrader is throwing his support behind Joe Biden for president.  The Oregon Democrat announced his endorsement for the former Vice President yesterday.  The announcement makes Schrader the first Oregon lawmaker to make an official endorsement in the 2020 presidential race.



(Wood Village, OR)  --  A dump truck driver is dead after being struck by another vehicle while standing outside his truck on I-84.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's office says the dump truck driver had pulled his truck over to the shoulder of the highway and was standing near it when another driver crashed into him before hitting the truck and rolling.  The dump truck driver died at the scene, and the other driver suffered minor injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is facing about two weeks behind bars followed by four years of probation after being convicted of identity theft and fraudulently cashing checks.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says 27-year-old Breaonna Rae Nicklin was sentenced yesterday.  Court records say she fraudulently cashed several checks in 2016, including a life insurance check for more than 15-thousand dollars.



(Albany, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a house fire in Albany.  Firefighters responded to the house on Scravel Hill Road yesterday morning to find the structure engulfed in flames.  One man was hospitalized with minor injuries.  It's not yet clear what sparked the blaze.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A Vancouver teenager is recovering from injuries after being hit by a car while using a crosswalk.  The Clark County Sheriff's Office says the 17-year-old was crossing the street near Lake Shore Elementary School Monday when a driver crashed into them.  The teen was rushed to a hospital, where doctors say he's expected to survive.  Police cited the driver for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.



(Portland, OR)  --  Demonstrators gathered in downtown Portland last night to put pressure on U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland.  Protesters gathered outside the Sentinel hotel owned by Sondland and chanted "Gordon Sondland, tell the truth!"  Sondland is set to testify in the impeachment inquiry today.  Sondland testified last month that there was no quid pro quo in Trump's conversation with the president of Ukraine, but revised testimony released later contradicted that statement.



(Salem, OR)  --  Sentencing is scheduled early next month for a man convicted in connection to a crash that killed a mother and four children two years ago near Salem.  Court records show Favian Garcia accepted a plea deal yesterday for the crash that killed 25-year-old Lizette Merano-Perez and four children ages two through eight in October of 2017.  Police say Garcia was drunk when he crashed into their car on Highway 99 East.



(Portland, OR)  --  A convicted felon is facing new charges after police say they caught him with meth and a loaded gun.  The Portland Police Bureau says officers arrested 34-year-old Raymon Nath last Friday during a traffic stop on North Vancouver Way.  Police say a search of his car turned up a loaded gun under his seat along with more than 51 grams of methamphetamine.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a deadly auto-pedestrian crash in the Buckman neighborhood.  The Portland Police Bureau says a man was walking near East Burnside and 20th Avenue last night when a driver crashed into him.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police say the driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.



(Hazel Dell, WA)  --  A man is recovering from injuries after crashing his pickup truck into a consignment shop in southwestern Washington.  The Clark County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened yesterday morning at the "Once and Again" shop in Hazel Dell.  Police say the man rear-ended another vehicle before veering into the shop's front window.  No other injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  At least one person is dead following a fiery crash on eastbound Interstate 84.  Police say they're still investigating the crash that happened around 3 o'clock this morning near Northeast 74th Avenue.  The crash shut down all eastbound lanes of I-84 between Cesar E. Chaves Boulevard exit and Interstate 205.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Oregon Zoo is welcoming a new red panda into its mix.  Zoo officials say seven-year-old Moshu has joined the red panda habitat as the zoo's second red panda.  Officials say Moshu and the zoo's first red panda, Mei Mei, are getting along well.  Mei Mei arrived at the zoo earlier this year.



(Grants Pass, OR)  --  A woman is facing charges after allegedly leaving her infant locked inside her car while shopping at a flea market at the Josephine County Fairgrounds.  The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says officers arrested 34-year-old Stephanie Larkin-Reinert Saturday on charges of child neglect and reckless endangerment.  Police say an officer cut his forearm breaking one of the car windows to rescue the child.  Officers found the mother at the nearby flea market buying popcorn for her two other children, who were with her. 



(Salem, OR)  --  Three people are dead and three others are injured following a crash on Highway 221 near Dayton.  The Oregon State Police says 69-year-old Susie Valdez of Salem and her 70-year-old passenger Robert Valdez were killed in the crash yesterday morning when another vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and hit them head-on.  A girl in the other vehicle also died.  The driver of the other vehicle and two of her passengers were all hospitalized with serious injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  Governor Kate Brown is meeting with Washington Governor Jay Inslee today to discuss the aging I-5 bridge over the Columbia River.  The governors will meet in Vancouver, Washington, where they're expected to sign a "memorandum of intent" to revive the Columbia River Crossing project to replace the aging bridge.  Officials say the current bridge poses seismic risks and is a source of major congestion.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Tigard man is facing several charges after allegedly opening fire on another driver during a road rage incident in Southeast Portland two months ago.  The Portland Police Bureau says officers arrested 22-year-old Hai Vo late last week for the shooting in September.  Police say Vo and another driver exchanged "words and gestures" near Southeast 82nd and Powell Boulevard on September 22nd before Vo pulled out a gun and shot at the man.  The other man was not injured, but police say he did find a bullet hole in his car after the incident.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Police Bureau is warning residents about a scam artist who's impersonating a sergeant and calling people up demanding money.  The bureau says the scammer is calling up realtors and identifying himself as Sergeant Pete Simpson.  The scammer then threatens the realtor with an arrest warrant and demands bail money.  Police say the scammer is likely targeting realtors because their phone numbers are easy to find online.



(Portland, OR)  --  Long-term parking rates are going up at Downtown SmartPark garages.  Starting today, all-day parking rates at SmartPark garages will increase by two dollars.  Short-term parking rates will remain the same.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  The former president of a Vancouver, Washington community college is accused of discriminating against women, especially women of color.  The Columbian reports the Clark College Board of Trustees found that former school president Bob Knight violated the college's nondiscrimination and harassment policy through inappropriate and discriminatory behavior against women.  The Board of Trustees says an investigative report showed that four such complaints against Knight were founded.  The report also found that Knight "tokenized" recently hired women of color to make it appear that he cared about diversity at the school.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police in southwestern Washington are searching for two stolen vehicles.  The Skamania County Sheriff's Office says they're looking for a yellow Volkswagen Beetle and a vehicle similar to a maroon Toyota Tundra.  Both were stolen from the Fern Prairie Market in Camas.  Police believe one of the vehicles was used during an armed robbery in Washougal last Tuesday.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  Police are seeking the public's help in their search for a missing Hillsboro man and Army veteran who suffers from PTSD.  The Hillsboro Police Department says Andrew Freeman wast last seen leaving his home early Friday morning.  Family members believe he may be headed to Georgia.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden says Donald Trump is "the most corrupt president in modern America history."  The former vice president made the comment during a private fundraiser Saturday in Portland.  KATU reports Biden's main talking points during the fundraiser included putting the U.S. back in the Paris Climate Agreement, ending wealth disparity and restoring respect and dignity to the White House.



(Portland, OR)  --  A new affordable housing building in Portland's Lloyd District is now open for business.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held yesterday for the Louisa Flowers Affordable Housing Building.  It's the largest affordable housing development to open in Multnomah County within the last 50 years.  The facility will provide 240 homes for low-income families and individuals.



(Portland, OR)  --  It's life in prison for an Aloha man convicted of raping and murdering a 15-year-old girl and then tossing her body into the Columbia River.  A judge sentenced Martin Allen Johnson to life in prison without the possibility of parole yesterday in a Washington County courtroom.  A jury convicted Johnson on eight counts of first-degree murder last week for drugging, raping and killing Heather Fraser in 1998.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland-based New Seasons Market is expanding its recall on ground beef due to E. coli.  The expanded recall applies to fresh ground beef containing five-percent, ten-percent and 20-percent fat content sold at all of its locations in Oregon, Washington state and California.  The affected meat has "Packed On" dates of October 19th through November 8th and "Sell By" dates of October 23rd through November 11th.  The Oregon Health Authority says four people have become ill with E. coli after consuming the beef.



(Salem, OR)  --  A Salem man is dead following a crash on Highway 20 in rural Oregon.  Police say 75-year-old Gerald Gates was driving a 1992 Chevrolet Corvette west on the highway near the Lake/Harney County line Wednesday afternoon when he veered off the roadway and crashed into a tree.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the armed robbery of a grocery store in Tigard.  Police say a man entered the Tigard Fred Meyer near the store's garden center with a handgun Wednesday night and demanded money from an employee.  He then allegedly fled the scene on foot.  No injuries were reported.  The suspect is described as a white man standing about five-foot-four with a stocky build.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Oregon Court of Appeals is striking down the state's ban on flavored cannabis vaping products.  The Willamette Week reports the court issued the ruling yesterday.  The court struck down a similar ban on flavored nicotine vaping products last month.  The ruling was in response to a lawsuit from vape shop owners arguing their business was going up in smoke thanks to the ban.  Governor Kate Brown issued the temporary ban last month in response to a nationwide outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses.



(Portland, OR)  --  A celebration of life is scheduled next month for the iconic, longtime leader of Portland-based Columbia Sportswear.  Gert Boyle died on November 3rd at the age of 95. Columbia Sportswear announced yesterday they're hosting a celebration of life on December 5th in Portland's Veterans Memorial Coliseum.  Boyle was the face of the company's memorable advertising campaign, "One Tough Mother," which is also the name of her 2005 autobiography.  She ran the company from 1970 to 1988 before handing the reins over to her son, Tim. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are seeking the public's help in their search for a southwest Washington state man who's been missing since October.  The Clark County Sheriff's Office says 40-year-old Ryan Berg was last seen October 24th in Brush Prairie, Washington.  Police believe he could be traveling to the southern Oregon coast.  He's described as six-foot-four-inches and 225 pounds with green eyes and a scar above his left eye.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland International Airport's Concourse A is closing for good today.  The concourse served passengers flying Alaska Air and Horizon, whose gates have been moved to Concourse C.  Alaska Air and Horizon will move to a remodeled Concourse B in 2021. 



(Brookings, OR)  --  The U.S. Coast Guard is suspending its search for a 59-year-old man whose boat was found unattended in the Chetco River in Brookings.  The Coast Guard says Dan VanCleave's wife reported him missing Tuesday night after he failed to return home before sunset.  Crews found VanCleave's truck and trailer at the Brookings Boat Basin and later found his boat with its engine idling just south of the Chetco River Jetty.  The Coast Guard says crews found VanCleave's cellphone and other personal items onboard the boat.  The Coast Guard announced they were suspending their search last night following 14 combined searches.



(Shady Cove, OR)  --  Police say they've made an arrest in connection to a missing woman whose remains were found inside a home in Douglas County.  Police say they've arrested 21-year-old Shane Ryan Michael Wayman for the death of his roommate, 20-year-old Destiny Anne Finch.  Police found her remains inside the home she shared with her fiance and two other men on Tuesday, one day after she was reported missing.  Police believe Wayman killed Finch following an argument on Monday.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  Beaverton-based Nike says it will no longer sell products directly to Amazon.  Nike says it plans to focus more on its own efforts to sell directly to customers.  Under a pilot program started in 2017, Nike sold a number of products directly to Amazon in exchange for stricter enforcement from the online retail giant against counterfeit products on the site.  The drawback for Nike was a loss of control over how its brand is represented on the site. 



(Beaverton, OR)  --  A woman is facing charges in connection to a deadly crash more than a year ago.  Police say they've arrested Rhonda Colleen Jean Messer on charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, among other charges.  Police say she was intoxicated when she crashed into a vehicle on Highway 101 south of Depoe Bay in June of 2018.  The crash killed 36-year-old Gary Blaine Moore and 75-year-old Robert Franano.



(Gaston, OR)  --  A school bus driver is facing DUII charges after crashing with nearly a dozen students onboard.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Johnathan C. Gates was visibly impaired when deputies arrested him for the crash yesterday morning on Old Highway 47 near Seghers Road.  Police say none of the ten Forest Grove School District students onboard the bus at the time were injured.



(Keizer, OR)  --  In-N-Out Burger could open their new Keizer location within a month.  The burger chain announced yesterday they're hoping to open their location at the Keizer Station by the middle of December.  In-N-Out notes the date isn't set in stone just yet.  They plan to announce the official date within 48 hours of opening the restaurant.



(Forest Grove, OR)  --  A 79-year-old Cornelius man is dead after being hit by a car in Forest Grove.  Police say the man was walking along Northwest Martin Road yesterday morning when a driver crashed into him.  The man was airlifted to a hospital, where he died.  Police say the driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.



(Portland, OR)  --  A wood burning advisory remains in effect this morning due to stagnant air conditions.  The Multnomah County Health Department issued the advisory yesterday.  It remains in effect until noon today.  Residents are asked to limit unnecessary burning activity until the advisory is lifted.



(Salem, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a woman killed in an auto-pedestrian crash in Salem.  Police say 60-year-old Josephine Watkins was walking across Portland Road in a marked crosswalk near the Wayside Terrace intersection Monday night when a driver struck her.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police say the driver stayed at the crash site and is cooperating with investigators.  No citations have been issued at this point.



(Kelso, WA)  --  Police are searching for a gunman accused of shooting and seriously injuring a man in southwestern Washington state.  The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened last night at a home in Kelso.  The victim was rushed to a hospital, where's he's being treated for life-threatening injuries.  Police say the suspect is described as a white man standing about five-foot-five with a medium build and frizzy gray hair and facial hair.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing more than two-dozen charges in connection to a carjacking, kidnapping and shooting more than two months ago.  A Multnomah County grand jury indicted 22-year-old Carlos Batista yesterday on several charges including two counts of first-degree attempted murder with a firearm.  He's accused of stealing a man's car at gunpoint on August 27th and then tying him up and taking him to Mt. Tabor Park.  He then allegedly opened fire on two people in the park who approached the car after seeing the owner tied up.  Police say he fired at least eight shots, causing more than one-thousand dollars in property damage.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland is being called one of the nation's best cities for singles looking to mingle.  A new report from WalletHub ranks Rose City fifth in the U.S. for unmarried adults.  WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across the nation on 35 factors, including restaurant meal costs, beer and wine prices and movie ticket prices.  Atlanta, Georgia came in first place, followed by Denver, Colorado in second and San Francisco, California in third.



(Sandy, OR)  --  A popular roadside restaurant in Sandy is closing up shop after 40 years in business.  Calamity Jane's on Highway 26 shut its doors for good yesterday.  The restaurant owners posted a letter on Facebook saying they were forced to close due to the rising costs of labor and food.  They added that they're grateful to all of their loyal customers who visited them over the years.  Calamity Jane's opened in 1979.



(Portland, OR)  --  An Aloha man is dead following a head-on crash in rural Washington County.  Police say the man was driving along Roy Rogers Road near Southwest Elsner Road north of Sherwood overnight Monday when he crashed into a pickup truck head-on.  He was airlifted to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.  The driver of the pickup truck was also hospitalized and is expected to recover.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a stabbing that left one person with serious injuries.  The Portland Police Bureau says officers responded to the Lents neighborhood Sunday night to find one victim suffering from serious stab wounds.  Police found suspect Reginald Walton nearby and arrested him on a charge of first-degree assault.



(Salem, OR)  --  One woman is dead following an auto-pedestrian crash in Salem.  Police say the woman was walking across Portland Road in a marked crosswalk near the Wayside Terrace intersection when a driver struck her.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police say the driver stayed at the crash site and is cooperating with investigators.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A man is hospitalized with a broken neck in Vancouver, Washington after falling asleep behind the wheel and crashing his vehicle into a weigh station.  The Washington State Patrol says the man was entering the Port of Entry in Ridgefield from northbound I-5 early yesterday morning when he veered into a guardrail.  The collision caused the vehicle to roll and hit a light pole before crashing into the scale house.  He was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a two-alarm fire at a waste and recycling center in Oregon City.  Clackamas Fire responded to the blaze at the South Metro Transfer Station on Washington Street yesterday afternoon after a 20-by-20-foot trash pile caught fire.  Officials say 35 people were evacuated from the building.  No injuries were reported.  It's not yet clear what caused the blaze.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland-based Craft Brew Alliance is now fully under the ownership of Anheuser-Busch.  Anheuser-Busch has signed a deal to purchase what parts of Craft Brew Alliance it didn't already own.  The deal values Craft Brew Alliance at over 320-million dollars and is expected to close sometime next year.



(Cow Lake, OR)  --  Police are searching for the suspect responsible for illegally shooting and killing a bald eagle.  The Oregon State Police says the eagle was found dead last Thursday in Lower Cow Creek.  Wildlife officials examined the eagle's carcass and discovered it had been shot with a firearm.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a 25-hundred-dollar reward for information leading to a criminal conviction.



(Salem, OR)  --  A driver is walking away unharmed after rolling their vehicle near the State Capitol in Salem.  Police say the driver crashed and rolled yesterday afternoon near the intersection of Church and Court streets.  The driver was not injured.  It's not yet clear what caused the crash.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are offering a cash reward for information in connection to a four-year-old homicide case.  Police say they're still searching for suspects in connection to the shooting death of 26-year-old Laray William Seamster in north Portland exactly four years ago yesterday.  Crime Stoppers is offering a 25-hundred-dollar reward for information leading to an arrest.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland-based New Seasons Market is recalling ground beef sold at three of its stores over E. coli concerns.  The recall is in effect for fresh ground beef containing five-percent, ten-percent and 20-percent fat content sold at their Cedar Hills, North Lombard and North Interstate stores.  The Oregon Health Authority says three people have become ill with E. coli after consuming the beef.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect in connection to a shooting that injured a man in the St. Johns neighborhood over the weekend.  The Portland Police Bureau says the man was driving near North Columbia Way and Macrum Avenue Saturday night when he came across a person in the road trying to flag him down.  The victim says he passed the person without stopping his car, and that's when someone shot him in the head.  He was hospitalized with a minor injury.  Police say the shooting was one of five separate shootings that occurred in the Portland area that night.  None of the shootings are believed to be connected.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for the owners of several stolen items after arresting a car prowling suspect in southeast Portland.  The Portland Police Bureau says they caught the prowler Sunday morning near Southeast 9th Avenue and Oak Street.  Among the stolen items recovered are a bicycle and several tools.



(Portland, OR)  --  An 84-year-old man is dead following a crash on Highway 38 in Douglas County.  The Oregon State Police say John Norlin was driving a pickup truck on Highway 38 near Elkton Saturday when he veered off the roadway and crashed into a tree.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  No other vehicles were involved in the crash.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is underway into a deadly auto-pedestrian hit-and-run crash in the Pearl District.  The Portland Police Bureau says a woman was on foot at Northwest 9th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street around 2:20 this morning when a vehicle crashed into her and then fled the scene.  The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police are still searching for a suspect.



(Portland, OR)  --  A 24-hour vigil is underway at the University of Portland to honor former students in the armed services.  The Veterans Day vigil at the school's "Praying Hands" memorial statue began yesterday and ends this morning at 11 a.m.  The vigil will conclude with the university's annual Veterans Day ceremony. 



(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon firefighters are back home after helping out with wildfires in northern California.  The Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal says all 15 of Oregon's strike teams returned home on Saturday.  The firefighters were helping out with the massive Kincade Fire in Sonoma County as well as the Ranch Fire outside Red Bluff.



(Portland, OR)  --  Officials are extending an Air Quality Advisory for Oregon and southwest Washington into next week.  The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says smoky skies and stagnant air are expected to hang around for another week.  The advisory was first issued Monday and is now extended until at least November 12th.



(Gresham, OR)  --  Police say they've made a second arrest in connection to the theft of thousands of dollars in construction equipment from a Gresham church.  Police arrested 40-year-old Michael Schroder yesterday morning, less than a day after arresting 43-year-old Gabriel Deere.  The two are accused of stealing a mini excavator and a loader worth 80-thousand dollars from the church off Northeast Kelly Avenue on October 26th.



(Portland, OR)  --  Federal prosecutors are announcing charges against three gang members accused of committing three separate murders in Portland.  The U.S. Attorney's office announced the indictments yesterday against three members of the Hoover Crips street gang, which authorities say has been operating in Portland since the early 80s.  The federal racketeering indictment lists Lorenzo Jones, Javier Hernandez and Ronald Rhodes.  Authorities say the indictments are aimed at dismantling the gang's leadership.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  A Hillsboro man is dead following a crash on TV Highway.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the crash involving two pickup trucks happened yesterday afternoon between Hillsboro and Cornelius.  Police say 82-year-old Delbert Dewolf was driving one of the trucks and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Three people in the other truck were hospitalized for minor injuries.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A man is facing charges in connection to an attempted murder more than a decade ago in southwestern Washington.  Juan Luis Alvarado-Velequez appeared in Clark County court yesterday for an arraignment hearing.  He's accused of stabbing Francisco Lopez in an Albertsons parking lot in Vancouver, Washington in July of 2007. 



(Portland, OR)  --  New details are coming to light regarding a car crash that killed Mythbusters star Jessi Combs in Oregon.  The Harney County Sheriff's office report says front wheel failure was responsible for the late August crash in the Alvord Desert.  Investigators say the wheel collapsed after hitting something.  Combs was attempting to break a speed record and was driving at about 550 miles-per-hour when her jet car wrecked and caught fire.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  Beaverton-based Nike is facing criticism over its Nike Oregon Project promoting long-distance running.  Former teen running champion Mary Cain tells the New York Times she was constantly told to lose weight under the program and was told that she could take birth control to do so.  She also said the project had no female coaches or nutritionists.  On top of that, Cain says she became injured because of how she was trained and felt emotionally abused.  The Nike Oregon Project was an initiative to promote long-distance running but shut down last month after coach Alberto Salazar was banned for violating doping rules.  Cain set several records as part of the project between 2013 and 2016.



(Portland, OR)  --  A convicted felon is facing new charges after allegedly getting caught with a loaded gun, cocaine and methamphetamine.  The Portland Police Bureau says officers were conducting a traffic stop on 21-year-old Darin Carter Tuesday when they made the discovery.  Police say a search of the vehicle turned up a loaded revolver along with more than 62 grams of cocaine and more than 19 grams of meth.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Three people are injured and a suspect is dead following a shooting in north Eugene.  Police say the shooting happened yesterday afternoon following a neighborhood dispute that got out of control.  Police say it appears a man around the age of 70 shot three people before turning the gun on himself.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've made an arrest in connection to the theft of thousands of dollars in construction equipment from a Gresham church.  Police arrested 43-year-old Gabriel Deere for the theft October 26th from the church off Northeast Kelly Avenue.  Police say he stole a mini excavator and a loader worth 80-thousand dollars.  Police say they've also identified a second suspect but have not arrested him.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges in connection to a shooting that critically injured another man last month in northeast Portland.  Police arrested 27-year-old Jaron Moody Tuesday for the shooting October 25th near Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Monroe Street.  He's facing charges of second-degree attempted murder, among other charges.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges in connection to the robbery and assault of a woman in northwest Portland.  Police say 21-year-old Ashenafi Sisay Tingley was arraigned yesterday on a charge of first-degree robbery for the incident October 16th.  Police say he robbed a woman near Northwest 13th Avenue and Northwest Kearney Street and left her unconscious on the sidewalk with a head wound.  Police say the woman's friend chased after Tingley, prompting him to threaten the friend with a handgun.



 

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland's beloved therapy llama Rojo is dead.  Rojo's owners posted on Instagram that Rojo peacefully passed away yesterday morning, just before he was scheduled to be euthanized.  Rojo's owners say he was made comfortable in his final hours and no anesthesia was necessary.  Rojo has been suffering deteriorating health and was retired as a certified therapy animal last month.  Rojo's owners say they're hoping to have Rojo preserved through taxidermy and placed in the Washington State School for the Blind's wildlife safari room. 



(Oregon City, OR)  --  A man is facing more than six years behind bars after shooting his roommate several times in Oregon City.  A judge sentenced Daniel Wiese to six and a half years in prison for the shooting of Ethan Fager in May.  Wiese pleaded guilty to attempted assault and unlawful use of a weapon on October 25th.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police are investigating a possible voyeurism case at Vancouver Mall.  The Vancouver Police Department released surveillance images yesterday of the suspect and the car he was driving in the incident on October 14th.  Police say he's accused of walking in on a woman who was breastfeeding her child in a family restroom.  The woman says he opened the curtain and asked if she'd lost a cellphone while pointing the cellphone with the camera facing her.  He then fled after another woman asked the victim if she was OK.



(Portland, OR)  --  Voters in Portland are approving a water emergency measure.  Yesterday, voters approved the measure that allows the city to use water customers' payments to aid other cities and jurisdictions during water-related emergencies.  Partial ballot returns show Measure 26-205 passing with 83-percent of the vote.  The measure would allow Portland to aid other jurisdictions in the event of a significant disaster that affects water service, such as an earthquake.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portlanders are voting to renew the annual property tax that funds nearly a third of the Portland Public Schools District teachers' salaries.  Early ballot returns show the property tax renewal passing with 73-percent of the vote.  The renewed tax would maintain the same rate approved by voters in 2014 of one dollar and 99 cents per one-thousand dollars of assessed value.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland voters are saying yes to an amendment adding extra protections for the Bull Run watershed.  Early ballot returns from yesterday's election show Measure 26-204 passing with 87-percent of the vote.  The measure would amend the city charter to restrict public access to the watershed while limiting land uses and activities on city-owned land near it.  The Bull Run watershed provides Portland with most of its drinking water.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says he's donating thousands of dollars given to his campaign by businessman Gordon Sondland to a group supporting the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.  Wheeler announced yesterday's he's donating the 16-thousand dollars to the ImpeachNow-dot-org coalition as well as several local charities.  The move comes after Congress released revised testimony from Sondland yesterday.  Sondland testified last month that there was no quid pro quo in Trump's conversation with the president of Ukraine.  The revised testimony released yesterday shows the opposite.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges in connection to a stabbing in northwest Portland over the weekend.  Police arrested 50-year-old Daury Lee Monday.  Police say he stabbed someone in the chest at an apartment on Northwest Kearney Street early Sunday morning.  He then allegedly returned to the scene Monday and assaulted the same person again.  He's facing a charge of second-degree assault.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for two men accused of stealing thousands of dollars in construction equipment from a church in Gresham.  Police say the suspects were caught on surveillance camera stealing 80-thousand dollars worth of equipment from the church off Northeast Kelly Avenue.  Police say the theft happened on October 26th.



(Portland, OR)  --  Protesters gathered at Portland International Airport late last night to confront local businessman and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland as he arrived back in the city.  The protesters followed Sondland through the airport, chanting "tell the truth" and "we're watching you."  Sondland told the protesters he didn't change his testimony.  The protest comes after Congress released revised testimony from Sondland yesterday.  Sondland testified last month that there was no quid pro quo in Trump's conversation with the president of Ukraine.  The revised testimony released yesterday seems to show the opposite.



(Portland, OR)  --  Officials are warning residents to avoid the Willamette River following a sewage leak.  The Bureau of Environmental Services says about three-thousand gallons of sewage spilled into the river just north of the Morrison Bridge along the Eastbank Esplanade.  Crews noticed the leak yesterday morning and had it repaired by the afternoon.  People are urged to avoid contact with the water for the next two days. 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Estacada School District is mourning the loss of one of its students who died after being hit by a train while taking his senior photos in Troutdale.  Police say 17-year-old River Baker was posing for photos near the train tracks at the Historic Columbia River Highway and Graham Road Saturday evening when a Union Pacific train crashed into him.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  The Estacada School District released a statement on Facebook yesterday saying their thoughts are with Baker's family.



(Portland, OR)  --  No children are injured following a crash involving a school bus near McMinnville.  Oregon State Police say the bus was on Highway 18 at Durham Lane yesterday when a minivan crashed into it.  Three people in the minivan were hospitalized for injuries.  An investigation into the crash is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  One person is hospitalized after being hit by a car and becoming trapped underneath the vehicle in southeast Portland.  Police say the victim was walking near Southeast 101st Avenue and Division Street last night when the vehicle struck and ran over them.  First responders extricated the victim from beneath the vehicle and rushed them to a hospital with serious injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  Sentencing is scheduled for December for a man convicted of using homemade firearms to rob a North Portland convenience store three times.  A judge found 38-year-old Reginald Huricks guilty yesterday of several charges including two counts of second-degree robbery.  Police say he robbed the convenience store in the University Park neighborhood with homemade guns in January, April and May.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A Vancouver police dog is retiring from the K-9 program after attacking a bystander during an arrest in September.  The Columbian reports the dog named Doc did not respond to remedial training following the event downtown on September 23rd.  He's now living with a dog handler until authorities find a permanent home for him.  The dog was caught on video attacking the bystander, who suffered minor injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for three people accused of slashing car tires in a neighborhood in southeast Portland.  Police say the three people were caught on surveillance footage cutting tires near Southeast 50th and Hawthorne Boulevard early Saturday morning.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Lebanon, OR)  --  A Eugene man is facing charges in connection to the sexual abuse of two children under the age of 16.  The Lebanon Police Department says officers arrested 23-year-old Joshua Taylor Moore late last week on one count of first-degree attempted sexual abuse and three counts of third-degree sexual abuse.  Police say he abused a boy and a girl under the age of 16.  Investigators don't believe there are any additional victims.



(Portland, OR)  --  One woman is dead after being hit by a semi truck in Vancouver.  The Washington State Patrol says the woman was walking in the middle of the road on I-5 near 93rd Street Sunday night when the truck crashed into her.  She died at the scene.  Police say the truck driver was not injured and has not been charged.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man shot to death in northeast Portland over the weekend.  The Multnomah County Medical Examiner's office says 47-year-old Thomas Osborn died from homicide by gunshot.  Police say he was shot around 2:00 Saturday morning near Northeast Broadway and 21st Avenue.  He was rushed to a hospital, where he died.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a fire that damaged several cars in southwest Portland.  Firefighters responded to the blaze in a parking lot on Southwest 13th Avenue on Friday night.  Fire officials say it appears the blaze was accidental.  At least five cars in the lot were either damaged or destroyed.



(Troutdale, OR)  --  A teenager is dead after being hit by a train while taking his senior photos in Troutdale.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's office says the 17-year-old boy was posing for photos near the train tracks at the Historic Columbia River Highway and Graham Road Saturday evening when a Union Pacific train crashed into him.  He was pronounced dead at the scene. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland-based Columbia Sportswear is mourning the loss of its iconic, longtime leader.  Gert Boyle died Sunday at the age of 95.  Boyle was the face of the company's memorable advertising campaign, "One Tough Mother," which is also the name of her 2005 autobiography.  She ran the company from 1970 to 1988 before handing the reins over to her son, Tim.  Under Boyle's leadership, Columbia firmly established itself as a leading outdoor apparel brand.  Born in Germany, Boyle's family fled the Third Reich when she was nine-years-old.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of attacking a jogger along a road in rural Oregon.  The Marion County Sheriff's Office says an 18-year-old man was jogging along a rural road near Salem last Friday afternoon when a masked man with a knife jumped out from the woods and attacked him.  The teen was hospitalized and is expected to survive his injuries.  The suspect is described as a white man about six feet tall and 200 pounds.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the discovery of a body in a creek in Washington County.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says someone called 9-1-1 Saturday afternoon after finding a man's body in Cedar Mill Creek near Northwest Cornell Road and Northwest 119th Avenue.  An autopsy has been scheduled.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Burnside Bridge reopens today following a construction project that lasted more than two years.  Transportation officials say the bridge will reopen at 5:00 this morning.  Crews spent the last two years painting new lane stripes and putting down new dividers.



(Portland, OR)  --  An Air Stagnation Advisory is in effect for the Willamette Valley and part of southwestern Washington state.  The National Weather Service issued the advisory yesterday.  It's set to remain in effect through Wednesday.  People with respiratory illness are advised to take precautions before going outside.



(Portland, OR)  --  A third grade student is recovering after they consumed crack cocaine while in school in Portland.  Administrators at Arleta Elementary School says the student got the drug from another student.  KGW reports that the student who swallowed the crack did so on a dare, believing it was chalk. Portland Police are investigating how the child who brought the drug got a hold of it in the first place.



(Tualatin, OR)  --  Three Tualatin High School students are being treated for whooping cough.  Officials for the Tigard-Tualatin School District say the students were all diagnosed this week with the illness.   The latest students bring the tally of suspected or confirmed cases of whooping cough in Washington County to 36 this year.  Health officials are urging parents get their kids vaccinated for the illness. 



(McMinnville, OR)  --  A man accused of killing a mother and her son in Yamhill County back in May is facing a revised set of charges in the case.  Michael Wolfe is no longer facing the count of aggravated murder in the death of 25-year-old Karissa Fretwell.  Prosecutors amended the indictment to conform with Senate Bill 1013.  Wolfe has now been charged with murder in the death of Karissa Fretwell, and aggravated murder for the death of three-year-old Billy Fretwell.  Under the changes to the state law, Wolfe cannot be sentenced to die for the mother's murder, but he can receive the death penalty for the boy's murder. 



(Longview, WA)  --  A family of four is displaced following a house fire in southwestern Washington state.  Firefighters responded to the two-story home on 25th Avenue in Longview early yesterday morning to find flames coming from the home's second floor.  No injuries were reported.  It's not yet clear what caused the blaze.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  The search for a Beaverton man who went missing while picking mushrooms in southwestern Washington state is ending in tragedy.  The Skamania County Sheriff's office says 78-year-old Richard Sugai was found dead yesterday near a deserted hunting camp just off the USFS 60 Road.  He was reported missing October 19th after failing to return from a mushroom picking trip near Carson.  Police say he had a medical condition that required daily medication.



(Portland, OR)  --  Sentencing is scheduled early next year for a former Portland nurse convicted of heroin trafficking.  The U.S. District Attorney's office in Oregon says 60-year-old Rene Elene Griffin Nunn pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess controlled substances with the intent to distribute.  Police arrested her in February of 2018 after finding 93 grams of heroin in her purse.  Nunn worked as a nurse at Adventist Medical Center.



(Creswell, OR)  --  A Lane County woman is charged with felony second-degree animal neglect for the abuse of dozens of horses on her property.  The Lane County Sheriff's office arrested Gwenyth Davies yesterday.  Police say they've now removed 61 horses from her property outside Creswell due to severe neglect.  Photos show visibly malnourished horses with their ribs exposed.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two teenagers are charged with murder for the shooting death of a man in north Portland.  A grand jury indicted 16-year-old Aaron Criswell and 15-year-old Richard Rand yesterday on charges of first- and second-degree murder, among other charges.  The teens are being tried as adults for the death of 65-year-old Ricky Malone on October 14th.  Police say they "intentionally and knowingly" shot Malone with a 12-gauge shotgun after he refused to give them his car.  The teens and a third boy allegedly broke into a home wearing masks just before the shooting, but the residents yelled at them, scaring them off.



(Portland, OR)  --  Republican Representative Greg Walden is voicing disapproval over yesterday's House impeachment inquiry vote to move forward.  The congressman took to Twitter yesterday, calling it a "flawed process" that "lacked transparency" and claimed it barred most members of Congress from being able to access testimony from witnesses.  The House passed a resolution which moves the impeachment process into a new phase, including public hearings.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a dog that was inside a car that was stolen on Hayden Island.  The Portland Police Bureau says the two-year-old black and white chihuahua named Betty was inside a 2001 VW Jetta yesterday afternoon when someone stole it.  The dog's owner tells FOX-12 that Betty is a service dog who helps her with PTSD.  She says she had just stepped away from her car for a matter of minutes when the car and Betty were stolen.  The car has Oregon license plate number 380 HNW.



(Newport, OR)  --  The search is over for a teenage boy who went missing nearly three weeks ago.  Family members say 16-year-old Doug Faoa was found safe yesterday in Newport.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's office says he ran away from his foster care home in Oregon City on October 10th, and family members had been searching for him since.


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