(Portland, OR) -- Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw is stepping down to accept a job as Philadelphia's first black female police commissioner. Outlaw announced the new job yesterday after more than two years serving as Portland Police Chief. She'll step into the role of commissioner in Philadelphia in February. Deputy Police Chief Jami Resch will be sworn in as Portland's new police chief in a private ceremony today at noon.
(Portland, OR) -- A judge is postponing action on a pair of motions filed by the state in the 2017 MAX stabbing case. A judge decided in court yesterday to wait until January 6th to make a decision on the two motions in the case against Jeremy Christian. The first motion is a request for the jury to be allowed to view the MAX train car where the stabbing happened. The second motion is a request to include other incidents involving Christian as evidence. That includes an incident in which Christian allegedly yelled hate speech on a train one day before the stabbing. 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) -- Police say seatbelts are responsible for saving the lives of two people involved in a rollover crash in northeast Portland. The Portland Police Bureau says the two people walked away without a scratch after their SUV rolled over near Northeast Killingsworth Street and 25th Avenue yesterday. Firefighters had to cut through the top of the vehicle in order to extract the two. Police say the two could have been seriously injured if they hadn't been wearing their safety belts.
(Portland, OR) -- Portland is being called one of the rudest cities in the nation. A new survey from Business Insider ranks Portland as the 34th rudest city in the U.S. The website polled more than two-thousand adults, asking them to choose the five rudest U.S. cities from a list of the nation's 50 largest metropolitan areas. New York City was ranked the rudest city, followed by Los Angeles in second place.
(Portland, OR) -- A statewide plastic bag ban goes into effect with the new year. Starting tomorrow, grocery stores will be banned from using single-use plastic bags to bag purchases. Shoppers can either carry their own reusable bag or shell out a small fee for paper bags.
(Portland, OR) -- The mother of a 20-year-old Washington County woman who's been missing for a week says she'll continue searching for her daughter. Allyson Watterson's mother tells KATU she's printed out more than one-thousand posters to put up in the area as she continues her search. The Washington County Sheriff's Office announced Saturday night that they're suspending their active search for Watterson. Watterson was last seen December 22nd with her boyfriend, Benjamin Garland. He was seen later that day without her and then arrested last week on charges not related to Watterson's disappearance.
(Woodburn, OR) -- Police are searching for a suspect in connection to a drive-by shooting at a house in Woodburn. Police say someone inside a moving vehicle opened fire on the house on Bryan Street in south Woodburn early yesterday morning before speeding away. No injuries were reported. The suspect vehicle is described as a dark-colored Cadillac with chrome rims.
(Portland, OR) -- Tri-Met and C-Tran are offering free rides tonight to help New Year's Eve revelers get home safe. Starting at 8 p.m., party-goers can hop on a MAX train, bus or streetcar for free. C-Tran is also offering free rides on all of its routes starting at 6 p.m.
(Beaverton, OR) -- Two 15-year-old boys are facing assault charges following a fight that culminated with two people getting stabbed at a house party in Beaverton. Police say several teens were drinking underage at the party on Southwest Devonwood Avenue early yesterday morning when a fight broke out. Police say one of the 15-year-old boys stabbed two other teens, leaving them both hospitalized. An investigation is ongoing.
(Longview, WA) -- Police are releasing the identity of a man accused of stealing an ambulance in southwestern Washington state. The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office says 31-year-old Cody James Snow stole the ambulance and then led police on a chase down southbound I-5. Cowlitz Fire and Rescue says firefighters were responding to a report of someone suffering breathing difficulties at a home in the Lexington area Friday night when Snow got into the ambulance and took off. Police arrested him after the ambulance became stuck on some railroad tracks.
(Portland, OR) -- No injuries are being reported after a car crashed into a doughnut shop in northeast Portland. The Portland Police Bureau says the crash happened early yesterday morning at Pip's Original Doughnuts and Chai. Police say a driver veered across oncoming traffic before crashing through a TriMet bus stop bench and then barreling through Pip's. An investigation into what caused the crash is ongoing.
(Coos Bay, OR) -- A 74-year-old man is dead after being hit by a car while walking near the Sunset Memorial Park cemetery. The Oregon State Police says Daniel Fowers was walking across coastal Highway 101 just south of Coos Bay early Saturday morning when a driver crashed into him. Fowers was pronounced dead at the scene.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is hospitalized after being shot in the neck in southeast Portland. The Portland Police Bureau says the man was shot Saturday evening on Southeast Salmon Street near 122nd Avenue. Police have not yet arrested a suspect. An investigation is ongoing.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are suspending their search for a 20-year-old Washington County woman who's been missing for a week. The Washington County Sheriff's Office announced Saturday night that they're suspending their active search for Allyson Watterson. Watterson was last seen December 22nd with her boyfriend, Benjamin Garland. He was seen later that day without her and then arrested last week on charges not related to Watterson's disappearance. Police say Garland claims he and Watterson were hiking near North Plains when they got separated, but investigators say there's no evidence that that's the case. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says they plan to continue investigating her disappearance.
(Portland, OR) -- The National Weather Service is warning beach-goers about an increased chance of sneaker waves along the Oregon coast this week. The agency has issued a Beach Hazards Statement for the central and north Oregon Coast tomorrow through early Thursday. Sneaker waves are waves that run farther up onto the beach than other waves. The powerful waves have been known to pick up large logs and are strong enough to knock a person over and drag them into the ocean.
(Grants Pass, OR) -- Police are searching for a woman who's been missing for more than a week. The Josephine County Sheriff's Office says 43-year-old Lisa Cronin was last seen December 19th in Sunny Valley. She's described as six feet tall and 140 pounds with a tattoo of bubbles on her right wrist and a butterfly tattoo on her back.
(Eugene, OR) -- A man is facing charges in Eugene after allegedly firing multiple rounds out of an apartment window. Police responded to the apartment on Olive Street yesterday afternoon on reports of a possibly suicidal man firing shots from inside his home. A SWAT team used an explosive breaching charge to gain entrance to the apartment and took the man into custody.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are investigating two separate shootings in southeast Portland. The Portland Police Bureau says the first shooting happened around 8:40 yesterday morning off Southeast 82nd Avenue. Officials were en-route to that shooting when dispatchers received a call about a second shooting near 39th Avenue and Division Street. No injuries were reported in either shooting. Police don't believe the shootings were connected.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into a fire that burned a vacant home in northeast Portland. Firefighters responded to the two-story home near Northeast Couch Street and Northeast 16th Avenue Friday night. Crews quickly extinguished the blaze. No injuries were reported.
(Portland, OR) -- Amtrak train service between Portland and Seattle resumes today following a temporary suspension due to a landslide. BNSF Railway lifted the suspension yesterday afternoon after railway crews cleared the landslide from some tracks near Tacoma, Washington. BNSF issued a 48-hour moratorium on all passenger train rides between Seattle and Portland Friday after the landslide dumped a four-foot-deep, 50-feet-wide pile of debris on the tracks.
(Portland, OR) -- One man is injured following a shooting near the Lloyd Center. The Portland Police Bureau says officers responded to the Lloyd neighborhood early yesterday morning on reports of gunfire. Responding officers found evidence of shots fired and later tracked down a man who had been brought to a hospital in a private vehicle. He's expected to survive. Police are still searching for a suspect.
(Medford, OR) -- A pedestrian is dead after being hit by a car along Highway 99 in Medford. Oregon State Troopers say 27-year-old Anthony Lux was walking in the roadway near Glenwood Road early yesterday morning when two vehicles collided with him. It's not clear why Lux was walking in the roadway.
(Roseburg, OR) -- Police are releasing the identity of a man whose remains were found near an I-5 off-ramp last year. Oregon State Police identified the man yesterday as 44-year-old Scott Evenson of Myrtle Creek. Police say transportation workers discovered his skull along 1-5 northbound exit 124 to Roseburg in June of 2018.
(Portland, OR) -- 2019 is going down as Portland's deadliest year on the roadways in more than two decades. The Portland Bureau of Transportation says 48 people have been killed on Portland roads so far this year. That's the most traffic-related deaths in Portland since 1997.
(Beaverton, OR) -- Police are identifying the victims of Wednesday's stabbing by a bank robbery suspect who led police on a chase from Beaverton to Tigard. Police say 20-year-old Salvador Martinez-Romero stabbed and killed 72-year-old Janet Risch while robbing the Wells Fargo branch in the Murray Hill Shopping Center in Beaverton. Martinez-Romero also allegedly stabbed Risch's 53-year-old daughter, Debra Thompson, who remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition. Police say Martinez-Romero then fled to the parking lot, where he stabbed 26-year-old Ian Day and stole his car, driving it south to Tigard, where he stabbed 50-year-old Martha Bashir and stole her car. Day and Bashir have both been released from the hospital.
(Brooks, OR) -- An 81-year-old woman is dead following a crash near Brooks. The Oregon State Police says the crash happened Wednesday night on Highway 99 East. Police say a pickup truck was stopped in a southbound lane while waiting to make a left turn onto Topaz Street Northeast when 81-year-old Delores Sam crashed into him. She died at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck suffered only minor injuries.
(Vancouver, WA) -- Friends and family members are paying tribute to a transgender teenager believed to have been murdered. A public vigil is scheduled at five o'clock tonight for 18-year-old Nikki Kuhnhausen. Police have arrested 27-year-old David Bogdanov on a charge of second-degree murder for her death. Investigators believe Bogdanov killed Kuhnhausen after she revealed to him that she'd been born male. The two had reportedly been
(Portland, OR) -- A massage therapist is accused of sexually abusing a client at a Massage Envy location in Sherwood. The Sherwood Police Department says 34-year-old Gregory Rice is accused of unlawfully initiating unwanted sexual contact during a massage on a female client. Police say Rice worked for the Massage Envy chain for more than two years, and he may have had additional victims. Massage Envy is no stranger to allegations of sexual assault. In 2017, Buzzfeed reported that more than 180 people had filed sexual misconduct complaints against the franchise.
(Salem, OR) -- Police are offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest in connection to a double shooting that left one person dead in Salem. The Salem Police Department says 40-year-old Jennifer Anne Black was killed in the shooting August 18th at the Pine Street Pub. Another man who was shot survived his injuries. Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a 25-hundred-dollar reward for information.
talking on Snapchat and had agreed to meet up on June 6th, which was the last day Kuhnhausen was seen alive.
(Portland, OR) -- A high wind warning is in effect through this afternoon for the northern Oregon coast. The National Weather Service issued the warning yesterday afternoon, lasting through 4 p.m. today. A high wind advisory for the southern Washington coast remains in effect through 8 o'clock this morning.
(Salem, OR) -- Two injuries are being reported after a vehicle collided with an Amtrak train near Salem. Police say the vehicle was on the tracks just south of Salem yesterday morning when a southbound Amtrak train struck it. Police say the crossing lights were flashing and the arms were down when the front portion of the vehicle somehow ended up on the tracks. A man and woman inside the car suffered non-life-threatening injuries. No one on the train was injured.
(Beaverton, OR) -- Beaverton-based Nike is reporting higher-than-expected quarterly earnings. The sports apparel giant reported net earnings Thursday of one-point-12 billion dollars on sales of 10-point-33-billion dollars. That earnings figure represents 70 cents a share, compared to the 59 cents a share Wall Street estimated. Earnings are up 18 cents a share over the September through November quarter last year.
(Beaverton, OR) -- One person is dead and three others are injured after being stabbed by a bank robbery suspect who led police on a chase from Beaverton to Tigard. Police say 20-year-old Salvador Martinez-Romero entered the Wells Fargo branch in the Murray Hill Shopping Center in Beaverton yesterday and demanded money. Police say he stabbed two women inside the bank during the robbery, killing one of them, before fleeing to the parking lot, where he stabbed a man and stole his car. He then allegedly abandoned that car about five minutes later and stole a woman's car in Tigard, stabbing her as well. Police were eventually able to take him into custody after he abandoned the second car and fled on foot.
(Brooks, OR) -- One person is dead following a two-car crash on Highway 99 East near Brooks. Police say the crash happened last night about a mile north of Brooks. It's not yet clear what led to the crash, which shut down both directions of Highway 99 for hours.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is seriously injured after being hit by a freight train while trying to drive across some train tracks. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office says the man was driving a pickup truck over the tracks at Redmond Road and Gun Club yesterday morning when the train struck him. First responders had to extricate the man from his vehicle.
(Portland, OR) -- A domestic violence suspect is behind bars after allegedly trying to flee police on a stolen kayak. The Portland Police Bureau says 24-year-old Ejonte Paden was wanted on multiple charges when police tried to pull him over yesterday. Police say Paden fled from police, eventually abandoning his vehicle and running toward the Columbia River, where he stole a kayak and tried to paddle downriver. Police worked with first responders and the sheriff's office to get Paden into custody.
(Halsey, OR) -- Another Oregon school district is shutting down due to widespread illness. The Central Linn School District says Central Linn Elementary and Central Linn Junior/Senior High School are closed again today after being closed yesterday. District officials say 20-percent of elementary students and 30-percent of high school students have called out sick with either flu or norovirus-like symptoms. The school district says it plans to reopen after the holiday break ends on January 6th.
(Vancouver, WA) -- New details are coming to light regarding the murder of a transgender teenager who was reported missing in June. The Vancouver Police Department says they don't believe the murder of 18-year-old Nikki Kuhnhausen was premeditated. Police have arrested 27-year-old David Bogdanov on a charge of second-degree murder for her death. Investigators believe Bogdanov killed Kuhnhausen after she revealed to him that she'd been born male. The two had reportedly been talking on Snapchat and had agreed to meet up on June 6th, which was the last day Kuhnhausen was seen alive.
(Portland, OR) -- Police say they've made an arrest in connection to the murder of a Portland woman back in February. The Portland Police Bureau says deputies in Wheeler County arrested 47-year-old Charvell Douglas yesterday following a car chase along Highway 19. Douglas was wanted for the death of 44-year-old Jaquona Goggans, who was found dead inside the trunk of a parked car on Southeast Division Street on February 7th.
(Salem, OR) -- Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics is implementing visitor restrictions due to the increasing number of flu cases in the area. Salem Health is requesting that people refrain from visiting Salem Hospital and West Valley Hospital in Dallas if they are sick or if they've come into contact with anyone who has been sick. Children under the age of 12 are also being asked not to visit.
(Medford, OR) -- Police are searching for a man accused of stealing an Oregon Department of Transportation pickup and trailer and then setting it on fire. The Oregon State Police says the man was caught on surveillance camera stealing the truck November 23rd at a gas station in Medford. The truck was later found burned in Sacramento, California. Police say the truck's trailer was loaded with 100-thousand-dollars' worth of equipment. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
(Vancouver, WA) -- The search for a missing transgender teenager is ending in tragedy. Police have arrested 27-year-old David Bogdanov on a charge of second-degree murder for the death of 18-year-old Nikki Kuhnhausen of Vancouver, Washington. She'd been missing since June. Investigators believe Bogdanov killed Kuhnhausen after she revealed to him that she'd been born male. The two had reportedly been talking on Snapchat and had agreed to meet up on June 6th, which was the last day Kuhnhausen was seen alive. Bogdanov is expected in court today.
(Beaverton, OR) -- Attorney Michael Avenatti is pleading not guilty to charges of attempting to extort Beaverton-based Nike. The lawyer is accused of threatening to go public with claims of alleged improper payments made by Nike to college basketball recruits. He reportedly tried to get as much as 25-million dollars from the footwear company. Nike has also denied any wrongdoing and a trial is scheduled for next month. Avenatti rose to the spotlight after representing adult film star Stormy Daniels in a case against President Trump.
(Eugene, OR) -- A former church leader in Eugene is facing more than a dozen charges of sexual abuse, and police believe he may have had additional victims. The Eugene Police Department says 40-year-old Edward Samuel Thompson was arraigned yesterday on five counts of first-degree rape, five counts of first-degree sodomy and five counts of first-degree sexual abuse. The charges stem from a case involving a child younger than the age of 12. Thompson was serving as a music ministry leader at Christ Fellowship Church at the time of his arrest.
(Gresham, OR) -- A man accused of kidnapping and raping a woman he met through an online dating app is now facing more than three-dozen charges connected to similar cases. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says Mitchell Beckwith is due in court this morning on 38 charges, including rape, sexual abuse and theft. Police say he's accused in five separate incidents going back to November of 2017. All cases occurred in Multnomah County.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing a DUII charge after allegedly crashing into a utility pole in Clackamas County. Police cited 23-year-old Zephaniah Hollins for DUII and Criminal Mischief yesterday for the crash on Stafford Road near Southwest Mountain. No injuries were reported.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a suspect accused of killing a black bear and leaving its carcass to waste on the Oregon coast. Oregon State Fish and Wildlife says a trooper found the bear's carcass Saturday just south of Eckman Lake in Waldport. The trooper says no meat was removed from the carcass. Authorities say the bear was likely killed sometime within the past two weeks.
(Vancouver, WA) -- Four juveniles are facing charges in connection to a home invasion and stabbing in Clark County. Police arrested the juveniles aged 14 to 17 for the home invasion Monday at a home on Northeast 83rd Way in Vancouver. Police say the teens entered the home and stabbed a 66-year-old man inside before stealing several items and fleeing. The victim was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into a home invasion and robbery that left three people injured in Gresham. Police responded to the home at Northeast 176th and Davis around 3 o'clock yesterday morning. The home invasion suspect was among the three people injured. Police say none of the injuries are life-threatening.
(Happy Valley, OR) -- A woman is hospitalized after being hit by a car while riding her bicycle in Happy Valley. Police say the woman was riding north on Southeast 142nd Avenue yesterday morning when a westbound vehicle crashed into her at Southeast Sunnyside Road. The woman was rushed to a hospital with a possible traumatic brain injury. Police say the woman had consumed alcohol before getting onto her bike and was not wearing a helmet.
(Sherwood, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into a house fire in rural Clackamas County. Firefighters responded to the property near the community of Ladd Hill yesterday afternoon on reports of smoke coming out of the structure. Fire crews had to shuttle water to the scene due to a lack of fire hydrants in the area. It's not yet clear what caused the blaze.
(Vancouver, WA) -- Police are searching for a missing 4-year-old girl they think may be with her non-custodial mother. The Vancouver Police Department says Arianna "Faith" Vaughn went missing after a visitation with her 33-year-old mother Anna Harrington last Tuesday through Saturday. Police say Harrington never showed up to return Vaughn to her custodial guardian over the weekend. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
(Portland, OR) -- Half a dozen people are facing charges following a prostitution sting in east Portland. The Portland Police Bureau says officers arrested six people and seized drugs and a handgun during the operation along 82nd Avenue last Thursday and Friday. Police had victims' advocates on-hand to offer resources to any human trafficking victims.
(Portland, OR) -- Oregon residents are getting more time to buy health insurance. The deadline to enroll in a health plan through the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace is being extended until 11:59 tonight. The original deadline was just before midnight on Sunday night. After the deadline people can only buy into health insurance when they lose access to other coverage or have a major life change, like adding a child to their family.
(Portland, OR) -- New details are coming to light regarding a former employee of University of Portland accused of assaulting a school administrator. Police say 52-year-old Patrick Ell brutally beat his former co-worker Matthew Rigg with a baseball bat outside Rigg's home Friday night. Police arrested Ell later that night on a charge of second-degree assault. Police say Ell was angry about the school's investigation into a claim of sexual assault made by one of Ell's family members. Rigg was among the university employees who determined the allegation lacked merit.
(Portland, OR) -- A wanted man is facing new charges after allegedly smashing the windows of a business in southeast Portland and then running into traffic on I-5, causing a two-vehicle crash. The Portland Police Bureau says officers responded to Pratt and Larson Ceramics yesterday afternoon on reports that a man had used a mallet to break two of their windows and then fled on foot. Police caught up to the 24-year-old suspect Chandler Miller nearby, prompting him to run onto northbound I-5 to try to escape. One vehicle slowed down to try to avoid hitting him, causing a second vehicle to rear-end that vehicle. Police eventually were able to take Miller into custody.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for suspects in connection to a shooting that injured one person in southeast Portland. Police say the shooting happened around 8:20 yesterday morning off Southeast 89th Avenue. One man was hospitalized for gunshot-related injuries. An investigation is ongoing.
(Woodland, WA) -- Police in southwestern Washington state are searching for a suspect accused of taking a knife to a family's inflatable Christmas decorations. The Woodland Police Department says someone slashed several inflatable decorations Saturday night in the front yard of a home on Raspberry Lane. The whole thing was caught on a neighbor's home security camera. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
(Portland, OR) -- A former employee of University of Portland is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a school administrator. Police arrested 52-year-old Patrick Ell for the attack off-campus near Northeast Cleveland Avenue and Northeast Dekum Street Friday night. Police have identified Dr. Matthew Rygg as the victim. It's not yet clear what led to the assault.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing charges after allegedly strangling a woman and then locking her in the trunk of his car. The Portland Police Bureau says officers arrested 36-year-old Jarod Scott Bowman Saturday in connection to the domestic violence-related kidnapping earlier that day. Police responded to the area of Southeast 104th Avenue and Southeast Division Street Saturday morning on reports of a possible kidnapping and found the victim severely injured in the trunk of a car. She was rushed to a hospital and is expected to survive.
(Woodland, WA) -- Police say a driver in southwestern Washington was suffering a medical event when he crashed and rolled over into a resident's front yard. The crash happened Saturday afternoon at a home in Woodland. Police say the 43-year-old driver was rushed to a hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported.
(Portland, OR) -- A woman is facing multiple charges including DUII after allegedly crashing into a woman, a light pole and a building in the Buckman neighborhood. The Portland Police Bureau says 25-year-old Sabrina Hall of Vancouver was impaired when she struck a woman walking on a sidewalk on Southeast Grand Avenue at Southeast Morrison Street Friday night. She also crashed into a light pole and a building and was allegedly trying to flee the scene when witnesses stopped her. Police arrested her at the scene. The woman was rushed to a hospital and is expected to survive.
(Gresham, OR) -- No injuries are being reported after a car crashed through a store filled with shoppers in Gresham. Police say the crash happened yesterday afternoon at the Lane Bryant off Northwest 12th Street. Investigators say the driver accidentally put their vehicle into drive instead of reverse and then hit the gas pedal, sending the car flying through the front window and into the store. Police said they were surprised there were no injuries.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing charges after allegedly slashing at a security guard with a knife. Police arrested 40-year-old Aaron Deatley of Vancouver for the incident Friday afternoon outside an outdoor retailer off North Hayden Meadows Drive. Police say Deatley cut the security guard on the forearm with a knife following a brief struggle. The security guard is expected to survive. Deatley was arrested on charges of first-degree robbery and second-degree assault.
(Hillsboro, OR) -- Police are releasing the identity of a man who was shot to death in a MAX station parking lot in Hillsboro. Police say 21-year-old Kevin Marshall died from a single gunshot wound to the head. Police say he was shot Wednesday night in the Quatama Station MAX station parking lot. A suspect has not yet been arrested.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into a deadly shooting in northeast Portland. Police say the shooting happened Wednesday night in the area of Northeast Garfield Avenue and Fremont Street. Responding officers found one victim and performed life-saving efforts, but the victim died. Police are still searching for a suspect.
(Portland, OR) -- Police say they've arrested two men and a teenager in connection to a shooting that killed a 27-year-old man at Broughton Beach back in June. Police arrested 17-year-old Michael Annello Perkins, 19-year-old Tremayne Coleman and 44-year-old Fernando Gonzales earlier this week for the death of Samuel Fast Buffalo Horse on June 12th. Perkins is charged with second-degree murder with a firearm as well as unlawful use of a weapon and one count of riot. Coleman and Gonzales are both charged with riot and third-degree assault.
(Portland, OR) -- Local author Cheryl Strayed is recovering from minor injuries after being involved in a hit-and-run crash. Strayed says she was driving near Northeast Broadway and 27th Avenue yesterday when another driver rear-ended her, pushing her into the car in front of her. The driver then allegedly sped off. Strayed says she's doing OK aside from some minor back pain. Strayed wrote the bestselling book "Wild."
(Keizer, OR) -- Two boys are facing charges after allegedly breaking into a Keizer home through a doggy door and stealing cellphones and a handgun. Police say the boys ages 12 and 16 entered the home off Shoreline Drive North through a pet door yesterday. The boys were allegedly caught on surveillance camera stealing several items before leaving. Police tracked the boys down after posting the surveillance footage on social media and receiving a tip from the public.
(Roseburg, OR) -- A teenager is facing charges after allegedly burglarizing a marijuana dispensary in Roseburg. Police say the 16-year-old boy and several other suspects broke into the 420 Club on Northeast Stephens just after midnight yesterday and stole several items. Officers responding to the scene spotted the suspect vehicle and pursued it until it crashed into a utility pole. Several occupants fled the vehicle on foot, but police were able to apprehend the 16-year-old suspect. Police are still searching for the remaining suspects.
(Vancouver, WA) -- Health officials in Clark County are confirming their first case of vaping-related lung illness. Clark County Public Health says a woman in her 40s suffered a lung injury after vaping products containing nicotine and THC. The case brings Washington state's total number of vaping-related lung illnesses to 21. Oregon has had 20 cases, with two of those cases resulting in death.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a porch pirate who stole a package containing a child's holiday present. The Portland Police Bureau says the suspect swiped the package Wednesday from the porch of a home off Southeast Taylor Street. Police say the woman and her vehicle were both caught on surveillance camera. The Portland Police Bureau tells KATU-2 they take these cases seriously, and that thieves should remember that "Santa is watching."
(Portland, OR) -- Nearly a dozen former staff members of a Portland private school are accused of sexually abusing students there. An independent investigator says at least nine former employees at Catlin Gabel sexually abused students during a period from the mid-1960s through 2016. A summary of key findings of the year-long investigation was released yesterday. The report says two of the nine accused staff members have since died.
(Portland, OR) -- One person is injured following a shooting in northeast Portland. Police say the shooting happened last night at Northeast Garfield Avenue and Fremont Street. The suspect fled the scene and is still at large.
(Hillsboro, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into a deadly shooting in a MAX station parking lot in Hillsboro. Police responded to the Quatamo MAX station parking lot last night and found a man who had been shot. He was rushed to a hospital, where he died from his injuries. Police say they've detained a person of interest in connection to the shooting.
(Oregon City, OR) -- Counselors and Crisis Response Team members are being made available at an Oregon City elementary school following the suicide death of a 4th grader. The Oregon City School District says the Holcomb Elementary School student took his own life on Tuesday. Family members confirm that suicide was the cause of death.
(Portland, OR) -- New details are coming to light regarding a man who was shot and killed by police in southeast Portland. The Portland Police Bureau says 51-year-old Koben Henriksen was armed with knives when Officer Justin Raphael opened fire on him Sunday in the Hazelwood neighborhood. The bureau says police were responding to reports of a man walking in the street with a knife near Southeast Stark and 103rd Avenue. An investigation is ongoing.
(Portland, OR) -- One man is lucky to be alive after being pulled from the Willamette River. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says the man was suffering from a mental health crisis when he jumped off the Steel Bridge on Tuesday night. Police say the captain of the lead boat in the Christmas Ships parade spotted the man floating in the water and jumped into action, pulling the man into his boat and helping him warm up. Police say the man was in the water for less than an hour but that it doesn't take long for hypothermia to set in, with water temperatures hovering around 42 degrees.
(Beaverton, OR) -- The City of Beaverton is adopting a climate action plan in line with the Paris Climate Accords. The city announced a plan yesterday with the goal of helping to prevent the global temperature from rising more than one-point-five degrees Celsius. The plan includes 86 action items, such as achieving net zero emissions for electricity by the year 2035.
(Albany, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into a fire at a high school in Albany. Firefighters responded to South Albany High School Tuesday night for a fire that started in the school's gym. It's not yet clear what sparked the blaze. No injuries were reported.
(Portland, OR) -- A Clackamas County man is accused of sexually abusing three young girls, and police believe he may have had additional victims. Police say 63-year-old Michael Wayne Champagne has been indicted on several charges including rape and sexual abuse. Anyone with any information regarding his dealings with children is urged to contact police.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into a fire that burned several mobile homes south of Vernonia. Firefighters responded to the blaze on Highway 47 at Hoffman Road last night. It's not yet clear what sparked the blaze. No injuries have been reported.
(Beaverton, OR) -- Beaverton-based Nike is releasing a new line of full-coverage swimsuits and hijabs. The company said the Nike Victory Swim Collection offers a variety of needs, from modesty to sun protection. The traditional Muslim woman's head wear is sold separately. Nike released other sportswear for Muslim women who compete in 2017. The line will go on sale globally on February 1st.
(Junction City, OR) -- Police are ending their search for a missing Junction City teen after she was found safe in Idaho. The Junction City Police Department says police found 17-year-old Mildred Grace Sweaney safe in Boise with an acquaintance. Family members had reported her missing Saturday night after she failed to return from a walk.
(Portland, OR) -- A new In-N-Out restaurant location is opening its doors today in Keizer. KATU reports the new Keizer location of the fast-food burger chain will open for business at 9 o'clock this morning. In-N-Out says they plan to have employees out directing traffic in anticipation of high customer turnout.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are seeking the public's help in their search for a hit-and-run suspect who left one woman dead in northwest Portland. The Portland Police Bureau says 54-year-old Stephanie Diane Marcott was killed in the incident near Northwest 9th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street on November 11th. Police believe Marcott was a passenger in a vehicle when she jumped out of the moving car and was run over by it. The driver allegedly kept going. It's not yet clear why Marcott jumped out of the moving vehicle. Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a reward of 25-hundred dollars for information leading to an arrest.
(Portland, OR) -- Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish is taking time off to focus on his health. Fish released a statement yesterday saying his doctors have told him that his illness has become more complicated. Fish was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2017. Fish says he plans to focus on his health through the rest of this month but that he will continue to work as able. He adds he expects to have more information to share in the new year.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing charges after allegedly stabbing another man in the hand in southeast Portland. Police arrested 33-year-old James C. Smith for the stabbing early yesterday morning near some tents at Southeast 136th Avenue and Powell Boulevard. Police responded to the scene after the victim walked into a convenience store with a hand wound and asked the clerk to call 9-1-1. Smith is facing charges of second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.
(Riddle, OR) -- A woman is facing several charges including rape after allegedly engaging in sexual contact with a teenage boy. Police arrested 36-year-old Rheta Leanne Melvin late last week after serving a search warrant at her home in Douglas County. Police say Melvin began messaging the teen on social media and exchanged sexual photos with him. She then allegedly met up with the teen for sex. Police believe she may have had additional victims. An investigation is ongoing.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing charges following an undercover child predator sting in Washington County. Police arrested 31-year-old Matthew Compton on charges of online sexual corruption of a child and luring a minor. Police arrested him after he allegedly took the MAX from Portland to Hillsboro to meet with a girl he believed was 15-years-old.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are releasing the identity of a man who was shot and killed by police in southeast Portland. The Portland Police Bureau says 51-year-old Koben Henriksen was killed in the incident Sunday in the Hazelwood neighborhood. The bureau says Officer Justin Raphael shot Henriksen while responding to reports of a suspicious incident near Southeast Stark and 103rd Avenue. An investigation is ongoing.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a man accused of trying to abduct a 13-year-old girl in southeast Portland. Police say the girl was walking along Harold Street near the I-205 underpass Saturday evening when a man in a white utility van drove up to her and started talking to her, asking for her phone number. The girl says she ignored him and kept walking, prompting the man to get out of the van and try to grab her. Police say the girl hit him in the face, causing him to flee. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing charges after crashing into a convenience store on Northeast Glisan Street. Police arrested 71-year-old Robert Bullock for the crash Sunday night. Police say he crashed a 1993 Ford Explorer through the convenience store all the way to the back wall. No injuries were reported. Police issued Bullock a citation in lieu of custody of DUII and Reckless Driving.
(Seaside, OR) -- A man is facing a DUI charge after allegedly destroying an electric vehicle charging station while driving recklessly in the Seaside Outlet Mall parking lot. Seaside Police say 33-year-old Ricky Criss was driving recklessly around the parking lot Sunday when his car's engine caught fire near an electric vehicle charging station. The fire spread to the charging station, destroying it. Responding officers say his blood alcohol content was point-one-eight-percent, which is more than double the legal limit.
(Depoe Bay, OR) -- Bail is set at 300-thousand dollars for a woman accused of stabbing her mother's dog and then threatening to kill both her and her own daughter. The Lincoln City Police Department says a nine-count indictment was filed late last week against 30-year-old Brittany Vogeli. Police say Vogeli was heavily intoxicated when they arrested her at a home off Highway 101 in Lincoln County November 29th. Police say the dog was killed, but Vogeli's mother and daughter were both unharmed.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing after dozens of shots were fired at a house party at an Airbnb in North Portland. Police say at least 55 shots were fired from multiple guns during Friday night's shooting off North Gantenbein Avenue. One woman was injured but is expected to survive.
(Vancouver, WA) -- A Clark County Sheriff's deputy is recovering from minor injuries after putting his patrol vehicle into the path of a driver heading the wrong way onto I-5. The sheriff's office says the driver was headed south on the northbound ramp of the freeway near Battle Ground yesterday morning when the deputy noticed and jumped into action. The deputy turned on his emergency lights and drove into the middle of the ramp to prevent the vehicle from entering the freeway. Police say the driver failed to stop and crashed into the deputy's vehicle head-on. The deputy arrested the driver on suspicion of DUI.
(Portland, OR) -- One person is dead following an officer-involved shooting in southeast Portland. Police say officers were responding to reports of a suspicious incident near Southeast Stark and 103rd Avenue yesterday afternoon when at least one officer opened fire, killing someone. It's not yet clear what prompted the shooting. An investigation is ongoing.
(Tillamook, OR) -- A Tillamook man is facing a murder charge following the discovery of a man's body inside a home. The Tillamook County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the home in Tillamook Saturday morning on reports of an assault. Responding deputies found 43-year-old Jeffery Carr Jr. dead inside the home. Deputies searched the area and found 35-year-old suspect Michael Blaser Jr. nearby. He was arrested on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree assault.
(Portland, OR) -- At least one person is seriously injured following a car crash that downed a power pole in southeast Portland. Police say the crash happened last night on Division Street near Southeast 130th Avenue. The crash shut down Division from 130th Avenue to 136th Avenue. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
(Hillsboro, OR) -- One man is dead after being hit by a car while riding an adult-sized tricycle in Hillsboro. Police say the man was riding across the road near Southeast 10th Avenue and Cedar Street Friday night when he rode into the path of an oncoming vehicle. He was rushed to a hospital, where he died from his injuries. Police say the driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.
(Gresham, OR) -- Three people are hospitalized after a car crashed into an apartment in Gresham. Police say firefighters rescued three people and a dog following the crash at Southeast 17th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street Saturday morning. The firefighters had to extricate the driver from his car. It's not yet clear what caused the crash.
(Junction City, OR) -- Police are searching for a missing teenage girl believed to be endangered. Police say 17-year-old Mildred Grace Sweeney of Junction City was reported missing by one of her parents late Saturday night after she failed to return from a walk earlier that evening. Family members say Sweeney suffers from depression and suicidal ideation. She's described as five-foot-five and 120 pounds with blue eyes, short blonde hair and glasses.
(Camas, WA) -- No injuries are reported after a small plane crashed at Grove Airfield in Clark County. Police say four people were onboard the plane when it clipped a fence and crashed while coming in for a landing yesterday afternoon. The plane suffered minor damage.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing more than two-dozen sexual abuse charges for the abuse of multiple children in Washington County. Police arrested 42-year-old Michael Hern this week on multiple charges of rape, unlawful sexual penetration and first degree sexual abuse. Police say the charges date as far back as 2001. An investigation is ongoing.
(Vancouver, WA) -- A man is facing charges after allegedly luring a group of people behind a restaurant and then opening fire on them. Police arrested 28-year-old Najee Scott on three counts of first-degree assault. He appeared in court yesterday. Police say three men were working on a car for a mobile car repair company in the Hazel Dell area on November 9th when Scott approached them. Scott allegedly asked them take a look at his car behind El Tapatio restaurant on Northeast 63rd Avenue. When they arrived, Scott and another suspect allegedly started shooting at them. No injuries were reported.
(Tillamook, OR) -- Police are searching for a suspect accused of shooting two elk and leaving their carcasses to waste in Tillamook County. Oregon State Police say the suspect shot a bull elk and a cow elk in an area known as Hembre Ridge on Kansas Creek Road sometime over the last few days. The suspect didn't remove any meat from the carcasses and left them to rot. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
(Mill City, OR) -- A man is facing charges after allegedly robbing a store at knifepoint in Mill City. Police say 38-year-old Timothy Lee Bassett walked into the Santiam Sports Center store yesterday afternoon with a knife and demanded money. He then fled the scene on foot. Police caught up to him nearby and arrested him.
(Portland, OR) -- Students in the Portland area are walking out of their classrooms today to protest a lack of action on man-made climate change. The protest is part of a national strike organized by the group Sunrise Movement. Students are calling on their local governments to take action on climate-related policy. It's the second time this school year that students in the Portland area have staged a walkout over climate change.
(Scappoose, OR) -- A man is going to jail for more than a year after getting caught driving drunk three times in one month. A judge sentenced Stephen Turo to more than a year in jail with credit for time served Wednesday. The judge also revoked his driver's license indefinitely. Turo pleaded guilty to three counts of driving under the influence of intoxicants for the arrests in October.
(Portland, OR) -- A 32-year-old man is facing a month behind bars after exposing himself to a teenage girl on a TriMet bus in north Portland. A judge sentenced Joshua Tyson to a month in jail yesterday for the incident in October. Police say she was riding the bus to her high school when Tyson began harassing her.
(Portland, OR) -- The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is banning chinook salmon fishing on the Wilson River due to a large die-off of the fish. Officials say low water levels upstream are forcing salmon to remain further downstream, helping the spread of a parasite likely responsible for the die-off. Chinook fishing is banned for the rest of the month from Blind Slough to Jordan Creek.
(Portland, OR) -- A wanted man is behind bars and facing new charges after allegedly threatening to shoot people with a replica firearm on a MAX train platform. Police responded to the East 122nd Avenue Station platform yesterday morning on reports that 32-year-old Ryan Larson was threatening to shoot people. Responding officers arrested him and later found he was wanted in connection to a recent robbery.
(Oregon City, OR) -- A 16-year-old boy is facing charges after allegedly bringing several weapons to school, including a handgun and ammunition. Police arrested the student inside a classroom at Oregon City High School yesterday afternoon. A school resource officer called police after receiving a tip that the teen had a gun in his waistband. It's not yet clear why the student brought the weapons to school. An investigation is ongoing.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is facing several charges including DUI in connection to a deadly hit and run crash in Gresham. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says 38-year-old David Thomas Haugen is being charged with manslaughter, DUII and hit and run for the crash that killed 21-year-old Zachary O'Leary late last month. Police say O'Leary was using a marked crosswalk at Northeast Halsey Street and 192nd Avenue November 23rd when Haugen crashed into him and continued on his way. O'Leary died at the scene.
(Aloha, OR) -- Police are searching for a missing Aloha woman who suffers from memory problems. The Washington County Sheriff's office says 69-year-old Isabel Espinoza was last seen around 2 p.m. yesterday near Southwest 198th Avenue and Alexander Street. Police say she may be having trouble finding her way back home. She was last seen wearing a black shirt with blue jeans, a black scarf and a black hat.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is in police custody after allegedly pointing a BB gun at deputies in what police say appeared to be a mental health crisis. Police responded to Southwest Portland's Garden Home neighborhood yesterday morning on reports that 34-year-old Daniel Bean was making "gun gestures" at passing vehicles. Police say Bean then pointed a BB rifle at responding deputies, who shut down several streets and brought in a Crisis Negotiation Unit. Police were able to get him into custody by about 1 p.m.
(Salem, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into a deadly auto-pedestrian crash in downtown Salem. Police say a man was walking across Front Street at State Street yesterday when a driver struck him. Witnesses rushed in to perform life-saving efforts, but the man died at the scene.
(Portland, OR) -- A man is pleading not guilty in connection to the shooting death of another man. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says 29-year-old David Remone Jones pleaded not guilty yesterday to one count of murder with a firearm and three other charges. He's accused of shooting and killing 39-year-old James Gerald Richardson on Southeast Foster Road back in April. U.S. Marshals found Jones in Texas and extradited him to Oregon to face charges.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into a shooting that injured a man in northeast Portland. Police responded to an area on Northeast Sandy Boulevard late Monday night on reports of shots fired and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to a hospital and is expected to survive.
(Lake Oswego, OR) -- New details are coming to light regarding a two-alarm fire that destroyed one house and damaged another in Lake Oswego. Fire officials say Monday night's blaze on Oriole Lane likely started in wall behind the home's fireplace. No injuries were reported, but one dog remains unaccounted for.
(Timber, OR) -- One person is hospitalized following a crash near Highway 26 in Washington County. Police say the crash happened yesterday afternoon just north of the highway on Northwest Timber Road. One driver was airlifted to a local hospital.
(Portland, OR) -- Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who injured a woman and her dog in southeast Portland. Police say the woman was walking her dog near Southeast Belmont Street and Southeast 20th Avenue Monday morning when a car crashed into them while they were using a crosswalk. The woman suffered a fractured knee and other injuries, while the dog suffered injuries to his paws. Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to contact police.
(Portland, OR) -- Multnomah County commissioners are considering a ban on all flavored tobacco and nicotine products. Commissioners heard testimony from both supporters and opponents of such a ban during a public hearing last night. The county health department has recommended an all-encompassing ban on flavored nicotine products. The commissioners are expected to make a decision sometime early next year.
(Portland, OR) -- No injuries are reported following a house fire in southeast Portland. Firefighters responded to a home near Southeast 23rd Avenue and Southeast Start Street yesterday morning for a fire on the porch. Investigators believe the blaze may have started in a nearby tree. An investigation is ongoing.
(Portland, OR) -- Health officials are confirming three more cases of vaping-related lung illnesses in Oregon. The Oregon Health Authority says 20 people have now come down with a vaping-related sickness in the state. Health officials say some of the patients vaped only cannabis, while some other patients vaped only nicotine.
(Portland, OR) -- The Oregon Attorney General is launching a legal fight over pelvic mesh. State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum filed a lawsuit yesterday against Johnson & Johnson. The lawsuit accuses the company of lying to patients about the risks of having pelvic mesh devices implanted, failing to warn people of the dangerous complications that could arise.
(Portland, OR) -- A Portland man is dead and two other people are seriously injured following a crash in Clackamas County. Oregon State Police say 37-year-old Aleksandr Sukhoy was killed in the crash on Highway 224 near Eagle Creek Sunday night. Police say he was driving west when he crossed into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle. Two people inside the other vehicle were hospitalized.
(Lake Oswego, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into a two-alarm fire that destroyed one home and damaged another in Lake Oswego. Firefighters responded to the area of Southwest Oriole Lane between Peacock Place and Pheasant Run last night. It's not yet clear what caused the fire. No injuries have been reported.
(Portland, OR) -- One man is seriously injured after a garbage truck ran over his legs while he was sleeping near the Eastbank Esplanade. The Portland Police Bureau says the man was sleeping beneath a blue tarp near a dumpster early yesterday morning when the garbage truck driver backed over him. He was rushed to a hospital with severe injuries to his legs. An investigation is ongoing.
(Portland, OR) -- A 45-year-old man is facing half a year behind bars after harassing someone over their sexual orientation. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office says Rodney Rodell Henry was sentenced yesterday to six months in jail for the incident a few days before Portland's Pride festival in June. A jury convicted Henry of second-degree intimidation for verbally and physically harassing someone because of the rainbow bandanna hanging from his backpack.
(Banks, OR) -- A former high school assistant softball coach in Banks is accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a minor. Police arrested 22-year-old Madison Soper yesterday morning on several charges, including sexual abuse and luring a minor. Soper worked as a volunteer assistant softball coach at Banks High School during the 2016-2017 school year.
(Longview, WA) -- No injuries are being reported following a mobile home fire in Longview, Washington. Firefighters responded to the home off Pennsylvania Street early Sunday morning. It's not yet clear what started the blaze. Damage is estimated at 31-thousand-500 dollars.
(Eugene, OR) -- Police are withholding the name of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting in North Eugene. The Lane County District Attorney announced yesterday that family members have requested they delay publicly identifying the man until all family members have been notified of his death. Police say an officer opened fire on the man following a physical fight after police pulled him over for a traffic stop early Saturday morning. An investigation is ongoing.
(Salem, OR) -- Two people are injured following a wreck in Salem. Police say the crash happened yesterday when a pickup truck and another vehicle collided at Battle Creek Road Southeast and Kuebler Boulevard. Two people were hospitalized for injuries. An investigation is ongoing.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into a two-alarm duplex fire that left a family of three injured in southeast Portland. Fire officials say a couple and their adult son were injured in the fire early yesterday morning in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood. Officials say the son suffered significant burns to his body, while his parents suffered minor smoke inhalation. Damage is estimated at 250-thousand dollars.
(Aloha, OR) -- A 20-year-old woman is facing charges after allegedly robbing several people of their cellphones at gunpoint during a house party in Aloha. Police arrested Maria Guerrero Saturday afternoon for the incident earlier that morning on Southwest Declaration Way. Police say Guerrero entered the party with a gun and demanded cellphones from several people there. No injuries were reported.
(Portland, OR) -- One man is dead after walking into the roadway of I-84 and being hit by two cars. The Oregon State Police says 32-year-old Kevin Burrows-Ellebsberg of Idaho was killed in the crash Saturday night just east of Cascade Locks. It's not yet clear why he walked into the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
(Portland, OR) -- November is going down as one of the driest Novembers in several decades. The National Weather Service says last month was Portland's fifth driest November in about 75 years. Portland received one-point-five-two inches of rain for the entirety of the month.
(Salem, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into a crash that killed three people and injured ten others in Marion County. Police say the crash happened in the Four Corners area Friday night when a pickup truck T-boned a van. Three people inside the van were killed. Nine other people including the driver of the pickup were hospitalized for injuries. Another person in the van refused medical treatment.
(Portland, OR) -- An investigation is ongoing into a fire that burned a storage facility in southeast Portland. Firefighters responded to the facility in the 4500 block of Southeast 18th Avenue Saturday morning. Fire officials say just two storage units were damaged in the blaze. It's not yet clear what caused the fire.
(Sandy, OR) -- Police are searching for a missing Sandy man who could be endangered. Police say family members haven't seen or heard from 68-year-old Martin Wells since November 13th. Family members believe he could be experiencing a mental health crisis. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.