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(Portland, OR)  --  Jurors in the trial against Jeremy Christian say he callously disregarded life when he stabbed three people on a MAX train in 2017, killing two of them.  The jury made that ruling yesterday after reaching a decision on six sentencing enhancement questions.  Jurors agreed that Christian demonstrated callous disregard for the value of human life and showed no remorse for his actions.  The jury convicted Christian last week on all 12 counts facing him, including first-degree murder, attempted murder and hate crimes.  Christian stabbed Taliesin Namkai-Meche Radio1379and Ricky Best to death and injured Micah Fletcher on a MAX train in 2017 after they stood up for two Muslim women whom Christian was verbally assaulting.  A judge could issue a sentence as soon as next month.



(Jefferson, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the discovery of a man's body in the Willamette River in rural Polk County.  The Marion County Sheriff's Office says someone was boating on the river yesterday when they came across the partially decomposed body near the Buena Vista Ferry.  Search and rescue deputies recovered the body from the water.  An autopsy is scheduled for this morning.



(Portland, OR)  --  The so-called "TriMet Barber" is facing new charges again after being accused of inappropriately touching a hospital employee near Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.  The Portland Police Bureau says 33-year-old Jared Walter followed the woman around the hospital for about 15 minutes Wednesday night before reaching up her skirt to grab her buttocks.  Police arrested Walter, and a judge has ordered him held until his hearing on alleged probation violation.  Walter was dubbed the "TriMet" barber after being convicted of cutting women's hair on public transportation.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  Two people are injured following a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in Beaverton.  Firefighters responded to the apartments off Southwest Lombard Avenue yesterday afternoon on reports of flames coming from a third-floor unit.  Two residents were taken to a hospital, and 30 others are displaced due to smoke and water damage.  It's not yet clear what sparked the fire.



(Longview, WA)  --  Some residents in Longview, Washington are being advised to stay inside following a two-alarm industrial fire.  Fire officials say the blaze broke out around 9 o'clock last night at J M Huber Corporation.  Officials say the fire is affecting air quality.  Residents within a two-mile radius of the fire are being asked to stay indoors and keep their windows closed.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland is being called one of the best places in the nation in which to start a small business.  A new study from Lending-Tree-dot-com ranks the Rose City fifth in the U.S. for metro areas where entrepreneurs might succeed with their small business.  Lending Tree analyzed several factors including the percentage of profitable businesses and the percentage of businesses five years old or younger.  Seattle came in first place, followed by Denver. 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland city auditor's office is reporting procurement and ethics violations at the water bureau.  The office says an investigation found evidence of equipment purchases that violated city code and state law.  The office began its investigation after receiving a tip to its fraud hotline last March.  No disciplinary action has been taken.



(Newport, OR)  --  The search for a missing fisherman is ending in tragedy.  Police in Newport say they recovered the body of Norman Grant after another fisherman discovered it Wednesday at the Hallmark Fisheries dock.  Grant was reported missing after last being seen on February 8th.  He was a crew member of the fishing boat "Prolifik."



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say search and rescue crews have recovered the body of a man who fell while skiing on Mount Hood.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's office says Portland Mountain Rescue found the man alive just after noon yesterday at Illumination Saddle.  Crews immediately started rendering aid to the man, but he died on the mountain shortly after being found.  Investigators believe he was backcountry skiing in the area when he fell.  An investigation is ongoing, but foul play is not suspected at this time.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland woman is facing a bias crime charge for allegedly attacking a stranger for being white.  Police say 42-year-old Nimo Kalinle got off a bus stop in North Portland and began punching a woman waiting there with her husband and daughter.  When she asked why she was being hit, Kalinle reportedly said because "you're white and I hate white people."  The woman's husband managed to restrain the attacker until officers showed up.  Kalinle has been charged with counts of assault and bias crime, as well as criminal mischief and disorderly conduct for throwing rocks through bus shelters elsewhere.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say a teenager has turned themselves in in connection to a vandalism incident during a protest in Portland.  The 15-year-old reportedly surrendered yesterday and was interviewed on charges of Abuse of a Memorial to the Dead and first-degree criminal mischief before being released to their parents.  Police say the teen spray painted a war memorial during a protest downtown on February 8th.  Police are still searching for three other suspects accused of throwing objects at officers and spraying others with pepper spray.



(Forest Grove, OR)  --  Police are searching for a hit-and-run suspect accused of breaking a telephone pole in Forest Grove.  Police say the driver crashed into the pole at Gales Creek Road and Spring Garden Way yesterday morning and then fled the scene.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  One person is facing a DUI charge after allegedly driving around police barricades at the scene of a crash in Beaverton.  The Beaverton Police Department says officers were responding to the crash at Southwest Allen Boulevard at Southwest Erickson Road yesterday morning when a car pulled up and drove around the barricades to get through the scene.  Officers stopped the driver and arrested them for DUII after determining they were intoxicated.  Police say the other driver who was involved in the crash suffered minor injuries.



(Gresham, OR)  --  A man is facing 20 years behind bars for his role in the shooting of a nine-year-old boy and his mother in Gresham.  A judge sentenced 26-year-old Rashad Banks yesterday to 20 years in prison.  Court records say he was targeting a man inside the victims' apartment in 2017 when he opened fire, hitting the mother and child instead.  The shooting left the boy blind in one eye.  A judge previously sentenced 26-year-old Nakiem Brown to five years in prison for his role in the shooting.



(Portland, OR)  --  The search continues for a suspect accused of robbing a bar at gunpoint in southeast Portland.  Police say the masked suspect entered the Bear Paw Inn off Southeast Milwaukie Sunday night with a gun and demanded money.  No injuries were reported.  Police say it's the eleventh armed robbery at a bar in the Portland area since November.  It's not yet clear if the robberies are connected.



(Portland, OR)  --  Actor Jim Carrey is coming to Portland this spring.  KATU-2 reports the comedian will make a stop at Powell's Books before speaking at the Keller Auditorium on May 18th.  Carrey is promoting his new book "Memoirs and Misinformation."  Tickets go on sale March 3rd.



(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon Senate Republicans are staging a walkout to stop a vote on a cap-and-trade bill aimed at mitigating man-made climate change.  The Oregonian reports Republicans fled the state Capitol yesterday.  Without a quorum, the Senate can't meet.  Republicans want the bill sent to voters, but Governor Kate Brown says voters elected her and the Democrat super majorities in the House and Senate to make the bill a law.  Lawmakers have until March 8th to resolve the issue.



(Portland, OR)  --  Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson is asking a judge to change the venue of his riot trial to a location outside of Portland.  Gibson faces a riot charge in connection with a fight on May Day in Northeast Portland.  He and his attorneys say he can't get a fair trial in Portland.  They claim the media has made him look like a White Supremacist.  A previous motion to change venues was denied.  Gibson is one of five men who are charged with rioting for a clash outside the Cider Riot bar.  Two of those men were convicted last month.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a shooting that injured one person in Old Town.  The Portland Police Bureau says a man was shot late last night in the area of Northwest 1st Avenue and Northwest Couch Street.  He was rushed to a hospital.  Police are still searching for a suspect.



(Hillsboro, OR)  --  A Mormon church bishop and driver's education teacher is facing half a year behind bars after pleading guilty to half a dozen counts of third-degree sex abuse.  A judge sentenced Paul Douglas Burdick Friday to six months in jail followed by five years of formal probation with sex offender treatment.  Court records show Burdick was working as a driving instructor through Portland Community College in 2016 when two teenage girls said he touched them inappropriately.  A third student came forward with similar allegations last year.  Investigators then reached out to additional former students and found more than a dozen students had similar allegations against him.



(Seaside, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a three-alarm fire that killed one person at a home in Seaside.  Firefighters responded to the home off South Columbia Street early yesterday morning to find the structure engulfed in flames.  Fire officials say crews later found the body of 69-year-old Stephen Scott Penwarden inside the burned home.  Investigators believe he was the only person inside the home at the time of the fire.  It's not yet clear what sparked the blaze.



(Portland, OR)  --  Oregon health officials are monitoring dozens of people for possible exposure to coronavirus.  The Oregon Health Authority says it's currently monitoring 76 people who were either exposed to someone with the virus or who recently traveled to China.  The agency has monitored a total of 254 people so far.  So far, Oregon has not had any confirmed cases of coronavirus.



(Salem, OR)  --  A Salem man is facing charges after allegedly using counterfeit money to buy Girl Scout cookies.  Police say 36-year-old Camden Ducharme gave the Girl Scouts a fake 20-dollar bill for cookies and then got real cash in change.  Police identified Ducharme from video surveillance.  He's charged with forgery and theft.



(Portland, OR)  --  Trial proceedings are underway for a man accused of illegal towing.  Police arrested Carlos Lopez-Torez in Portland last July.  He's accused of using a homemade tow truck to steal more than 300 vehicles in Portland and Vancouver.  Police say he would then take those vehicles to a scrap yard and sell them.



(Portland, OR)  --  One man is hospitalized after getting hit by a car while walking on West Burnside.  Police say the man was crossing West Burnside around 10:45 Saturday night when a vehicle struck him.  Police say the driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.



(Salem, OR)  --  An Oregon legislative committee is scheduled to vote today on a controversial cap-and-trade bill.  The Joint Ways and Means Committee is expected to vote on Senate Bill 1530 following a hearing this morning.  The vote is the final step before the bill can be scheduled for a vote before the full Senate.  Oregon Public Broadcasting reports some Republican lawmakers are planning to walk out if the bill makes it to the full Senate floor as-is.  Seven lawmakers tell OPB they'll walk out if the bill doesn't include a referral to voters or other substantial changes.



(Portland, OR)  --  Strong winds hit Portland and the rest of the Northwest on Sunday.  Gusts reached 45 miles per hour in the Portland area and the Willamette Valley, while gusts at the coast reached 55 miles per hour.  Portland General Electric crews responded to outages affecting several thousand customers. 



(Vancouver, WA)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a house fire in Vancouver.  Firefighters responded to the house on Northeast 111th near 87th Street Saturday to find flames shooting from the structure.  Fire officials say no one was home at the time of the fire, and crews rescued a dog from the house.  It's not yet clear what sparked the blaze.



(Aloha, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the discovery of human remains in Aloha.  Police say someone was walking along TV Highway near Southwest 160th Saturday when they found the remains off the side of the road.  Investigators say the remains are from an adult who had been dead for several months.  There are no signs of foul play, but an investigation is ongoing. The Medical Examiner is working to determine the cause of death and the person's identity.



(Portland, OR)  --  The search continues for a woman accused of stabbing a man in the back in southeast Portland.  Police say the woman stabbed the man early Saturday morning following some sort of confrontation near Southeast Morrison Street and Southeast 26th Avenue.  Responding officers found the victim lying on the ground and rushed him to a hospital.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  Jurors in the murder case against 2017 MAX stabbing suspect Jeremy Christian will return to the courtroom tomorrow after finding him guilty on all 12 counts against him.  The Oregonian reports jurors will be tasked with making findings about Christian's crimes and who he is as a person.  Those findings will help the judge in the case determine Christian's sentence.  The jury deliberated for about eleven hours over two days to unanimously convict Christian on Friday of 12 counts, including first-degree murder, attempted murder and hate crimes.  Christian stabbed Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best to death and injured Micah Fletcher on a MAX train in 2017 after they stood up for two Muslim women whom Christian was verbally assaulting.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a man who was run over by a utility truck and killed in the Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood on Valentine's Day.  The Portland Police Bureau said Saturday that 42-year-old Stacey A. Eaton was killed in the incident around 7:30 p.m. on February 14th.  Police say it appears the truck driver was pulling into the parking lot of a convenience store at Southeast 17th Avenue north of Tacoma Street when he ran over Eaton.  The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police are seeking the public's help in their search for a suspect involved in multiple robberies in Oregon and Washington state.  The Vancouver Police Department has released surveillance images of the man, who's described as a man in his 20s with a slim to medium build.  Police say he's robbed 14 stores in Vancouver, Portland, Gresham and Hillsboro.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested two suspects in connection to a home invasion killing back in 2009.  Police arrested 38-year-old George Robins of Portland and 34-year-old Kevin Schwartz of Gresham Wednesday.  Schwartz is facing a charge of first-degree murder, while Robins is being charged with second-degree murder.  They're accused in the death of Joseph Patrick Haley at the Willow Creek Apartments in Milwaukie in March of 2009.  Police say they knocked on the front door and then barged in, shot Haley to death and left without taking anything.



(Portland, OR)  --  Half a dozen men are facing charges following a month-long human trafficking sting.  The Portland Police Bureau arrested six men for commercial sexual solicitation between January 1st and February 2nd.  Detectives say a total of 252 people contacted them as potential buyers during the online sting.  That's the third highest number of contacts among the 22 law enforcement agencies across the country taking part in the National John Suppression Initiative. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Jury deliberations continue today in the murder case against 2017 MAX stabbing suspect Jeremy Christian.  Closing arguments took place Wednesday, and jurors held their first day of deliberations yesterday.  Christian is facing 12 charges in total, including first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and assault.  Jurors were told they could convict on a lesser charge of second-degree murder if they're unable to reach a unanimous verdict on the first-degree murder charges.  If they're still unable to reach a unanimous agreement, jurors will be allowed to convict on a charge of manslaughter with approval from ten of the 12 jurors.  Christian is accused of stabbing Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best to death and injuring Micah Fletcher on a MAX train in 2017 after they stood up for two Muslim women whom Christian was verbally assaulting.



(Silverton, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identities of two officers involved in a deadly shooting on Valentine's Day in Silverton.  Oregon State Police say Silverton Police Officers Jonathan Lamoreaux and Tim Hein shot and killed 21-year-old William Bluestone while responding to a domestic violence call at an apartment.  Police say Bluestone was armed with a gun and was barricaded inside a bedroom at the apartment when officers opened fire following an hour of failed negotiations.  Both officers are on administrative leave.



(Oregon City, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly threatening people with a gun near the Clackamas County Courthouse.  The Oregon City Police Department says officers responded to the area yesterday afternoon on reports of a man acting aggressively.  Responding officers found the man pointing his gun at two strangers while chasing them.  Police ordered him to drop the gun and arrested him on charges of menacing and unlawful use of a weapon.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man is facing a year of probation after pleading guilty to shooting a pellet gun from a 15th story apartment unit.  Prosecutors say 37-year-old Michael Erin Gorman pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of unlawfully discharging a firearm for the incident in September.  Prosecutors say he prompted fears of a potential mass shooting when he started firing his realistic-looking pellet gun from his window during a busy weekend in northeast Portland.  In addition to the probation, Gorman is also required to complete 40 hours of community service and to destroy his pellet gun.



(Eugene, OR)  --  No injuries are reported after a man crashed into a tree in Eugene.  Police say 57-year-old Stephen Michael Huff was intoxicated when he collided with the tree along River Road yesterday afternoon.  Police charged him with DUII. 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Metro Council is postponing a vote on a proposed tax on high earners.  A vote was scheduled for tomorrow but is now being delayed until Tuesday.  The proposed one-percent tax would go toward funding homeless services.



(Portland, OR)  --  Jury deliberations begin today in the murder case against 2017 MAX stabbing suspect Jeremy Christian.  Closing arguments took place yesterday.  Christian is facing 12 charges in total, including first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and assault.  Jurors were told they could convict on a lesser charge of second-degree murder if they're unable to reach a unanimous verdict on the first-degree murder charges.  If they're still unable to reach a unanimous agreement, jurors will be allowed to convict on a charge of manslaughter with approval from ten of the 12 jurors.  Christian is accused of stabbing Taliesin Namkai-Meche [[Tal-EE-shin NOMM-kai MAY-chay]] and Ricky Best to death and injuring Micah Fletcher on a MAX train in 2017 after they stood up for two Muslim women whom Christian was verbally assaulting.



(West Linn, OR)  --  A federal investigation is being launched into allegations of racial discrimination and wrongful arrest against the West Linn Police Department.  U.S. District Attorney of Oregon Bill Williams agreed yesterday to a request from Clackamas and Multnomah County District Attorneys John Foote and Rod Underhill to investigate whether any federal crimes were committed.  A recently filed lawsuit claims Former Police Chief Terry Timeus worked with the owner of Fesser's employer, A&B Towing, to have Fesser arrested.  The lawsuit says the owner of A&B Towing was worried that Fesser might sue the company for racial discrimination.



(Portland, OR)  --  Oregon Health and Science University is seeking volunteers to participate in a study for a breakthrough cancer test.  The OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute says it's looking at a new blood test that could detect different types of cancer early.  The test could also potentially detect which organ the cancer is originating from.  The institute is looking for volunteers over the age of 50 who either have a family history of cancer or who used to smoke.



(Portland, OR)  --  Students at the soon-to-be-shuttered Concordia University are getting some help from other local colleges.  The Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities held a transfer fair at the college yesterday.  The event was aimed at helping Concordia students transfer credits to new schools.  Concordia announced last week it plans to close its doors after this spring semester.



(Salem, OR)  --  The Oregon state House is giving its approval to a bill that would prevent courts from suspending a person's driver's license over of unpaid traffic fines.  House members voted 42-to-16 Tuesday to pass HB-4065.  It now moves to the state Senate. 



(Tigard, OR)  --  A parole hearing is scheduled today for a man convicted of murdering two Tigard teenagers in 1991.  Randal Mott will appear before Oregon's Board of Parole for a hearing meant to determine whether he's likely to be rehabilitated within a reasonable period of time.  Mott was convicted of killing 16-year-old Denyell Dillenburg and 19-year-old Shawn Anderson and then dumping their bodies in the Mt. Hood National Forest.



(Clackamas, OR)  --  At least one person is injured after crashing a pickup truck through a fence and into a tree in Clackamas.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says it appears the driver was impaired on drugs when he crashed at Southeast Johnson Road and Southeast Clackamas Road around 6 o'clock yesterday morning.  The driver was extricated from his vehicle and taken to a hospital.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Police in Vancouver, Washington are searching for two missing brothers.  The Vancouver Police Department says 16-year-old Caleb King and 12-year-old Conner King were last seen around 9 o'clock last night at Cascade Parks Apartments.  Police say Caleb has dirty blond hair and blue eyes, while Conner has blond hair and brown eyes.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  More than half a dozen people are facing charges following a search on a suspected drug house in southeast Portland.  Police arrested seven people yesterday after serving a search warrant at the home off Southeast 92nd Avenue.  Police say officers found hundreds of needles in the home along with some stolen bikes and drugs.



(Portland, OR)  --  One man is hospitalized after a shooting in southeast Portland.  Police say officers found the man suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg yesterday afternoon in a neighborhood off Southeast Ankeny Street.  Investigators believe the shooting happened about a block away from where the victim was found.  Police are still searching for a suspect.



(Salem, OR)  --  Residents in two Oregon counties are petitioning to join Idaho over recent quarrels with Democratic leadership in the state.  Petition organizers say rural counties in Oregon have become "outraged" by recent laws that threaten their livelihoods, industries, wallets and their right to bear arms.  The "Move Oregon's Border for a Greater Idaho" organization said Josephine and Douglas counties have accepted ballot initiatives supporting a goal of joining Idaho.  The group must gather more than five-thousand signatures combined from both counties by August 5th for the initiative to appear on the ballot in the general election in November.



(Portland, OR)  --  Today is Exclusion Day.  That means today is the deadline for Oregon students to either have their immunization records up to date or have a proper exemption on file.  Students who don't will be sent home from school.  Multnomah County has two walk-in clinics set up in Gresham this week where students can get vaccinated.



(Portland, OR)  --  A second suspect is behind bars in connection to a vehicle theft and assault in north Portland.  Police arrested 64-year-old Kenneth Jett Monday on a charge of second-degree criminal mischief for the incident last Wednesday at a tow yard off North Kerby Avenue.  Investigators say he and 24-year-old Nicole Penagos-Clare broke into the tow yard and stole a Ford F150.  They then allegedly ran over an employee at the tow yard while fleeing.  The employee suffered serious injuries but is expected to recover.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a man accused of using a stolen credit card to purchase more than one-thousand dollars worth of goods.  The Beaverton Police Department says officers arrested Abdulkaliym Ray yesterday after receiving a tip from the public.  Police say Ray used the stolen card at several stores around Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro.



(Portland, OR)  --  A bicyclist is dead after being hit by a truck in southwest Portland.  Police say the man was riding his bike at Southwest Visa Avenue and Southwest Park Place just after midnight Monday when a truck crashed into him.  He was rushed to a hospital with a critical head injury and later died.  Police say the truck driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.



(Salem, OR)  --  One person is critically injured following an apartment fire in Salem.  Firefighters responded to the apartments off Lancaster Drive Northeast near Beverly Avenue around 4:30 yesterday afternoon.  Crews found one person unresponsive at the scene and rushed them to a hospital.  Fire officials say the blaze burned two floors and the attic of the apartment building.  It's not yet clear what sparked the fire.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a stabbing in downtown Vancouver.  Police responded to the area of East 13th Street and Main Street around 4:30 yesterday morning on reports of an assault.  Responding officers found a man suffering from stab wounds and rushed him to a hospital.  Police are still searching for a suspect.



(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland comedian who was briefly detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Spokane, Washington has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. government.  Mohanad Elshieky is a Libyan national who received asylum status back in 2017.  According to his lawsuit, Elshieky was ordered off a Greyhound bus at the Spokane Intermodal Station in 2019 while heading home from a show in Pullman, Washington.  The comedian says he was interrogated by CBP agents for 20 minutes, who argued that his papers were fake, and when he tried to explain his status the officers dismissed his explanations.  Elshieky is seeking 250-thousand dollars in his claim. 



(Cottage Grove, OR)  --  A man is facing several charges after allegedly robbing a Dairy Queen at gunpoint in Cottage Grove.  Police say 42-year-old Ryan Stephen Howard entered the restaurant Sunday night wearing a mask and demanded money.  Responding officers arrived at the scene to find Howard engaged in a physical fight with an employee.  Police arrested him following a brief struggle.  No injuries were reported.



(Portland, OR)  --  A 45-year-old Portland man is dead after taking a fall while snowboarding at Mt. Hood Meadows.  The mountain resort says Ryan Zeitner was killed Sunday after falling in Heather Canyon.  First responders attempted life-saving efforts on Zeitner, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.



(St. Johns, OR)  --  A nonprofit group is reportedly moving forward with plans to create a tiny home community in St. Johns.  KATU reports the group Do Good Multnomah hopes to have the village ready within the next year.  The community will be located across from St. Johns Christian Church and will have enough homes to house 20 people.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Business Alliance is voicing its opposition to Portland Metro's proposed regional income tax.  The group sent a letter to Portland Metro earlier this week saying the tax would create too much of a burden on residents.  The alliance says Portland Metro should instead create a payroll tax to help fund a fix for the region's homelessness problem.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a man accused of using a stolen credit card to purchase more than one-thousand dollars worth of goods.  The Beaverton Police Department says the man used the stolen card at several stores around Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro.  Police have released surveillance images of the suspect.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  Three men are injured following a shootout between two vehicles in northeast Portland.  Police believe the shooting happened early Sunday morning at the intersection of Glisan Street and I-205.  Responding officers found one man suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm.  The man reportedly told police that two other men involved in the incident had taken themselves to the hospital.  Police have not yet made any arrests and are asking anyone with information on the case to contact them.



(Portland, OR)  --  One man is hospitalized after being stabbed several times at an apartment complex in southeast Portland.  Police say the victim and the suspect were fighting in a stairwell at the apartments off Southeast 136th Avenue yesterday morning when officers arrived.  The stabbing victim was rushed to a hospital, and police detained the other man for questioning.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Salem, OR)  --  Environmental officials are working to evaluate the damage after a tanker truck tipped over on Highway 22, spilling thousands of gallons of fuel.  The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says the truck was carrying two tanks of gasoline and diesel when it crashed roughly 70 miles east of Salem.  Officials say it appears at least some of the fuel seeped into the North Santiam River, with provides drinking water for Salem and other nearby cities.  Officials are still working to determine the extent of the spill.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested one suspect and are searching for a second in connection to a vehicle theft and assault in north Portland.  Police arrested 24-year-old Nicole Penagos-Clare Saturday night for the incident last Wednesday at a tow yard off North Kerby Avenue.  Police say she and a second suspect broke into the tow yard and stole a Ford F150.  They then allegedly ran over an employee at the tow yard while fleeing.  The employee suffered serious injuries but is expected to recover.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland is paying tribute to late city commissioner Nick Fish.  A public celebration of life service took place yesterday afternoon at Portland State University's Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom.  Fish died last month at the age of 61 following a lengthy battle with stomach cancer.  He served on the Portland City Council for eleven years.



(Salem, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into what police are calling a "highly sophisticated" operation involving burglaries at marijuana shops across the state.  The Portland Police Bureau says their Narcotics and Organized Crime task force recovered 36 pounds of stolen marijuana Friday while serving a search warrant in Salem.  Police also recovered more than a dozen firearms along with six pounds of butane honey oil and three pounds of burglary tools.  It's not yet clear if any arrests have been made.



(Portland, OR)  --  One man is recovering after being shot in the foot while fighting with a second man over a gun on Valentine's Day.  The Portland Police Bureau says 32-year-old Brandon Larson and 43-year-old Steven Robinson were arguing outside a convenience store in north Portland's Portsmouth neighborhood Friday when a handgun fell out of Larson's pocket.  The two men then started fighting over the gun, causing it to go off three times.  One of the bullets hit Larson in the foot.  He was hospitalized before being released into police custody.  Robinson was also arrested.



(Molalla, OR)  --  Two people are hospitalized following a fiery crash in Clackamas County.  Oregon State Police says the two-vehicle crash happened yesterday on Highway 211 near the South Dryland Road intersection near Molalla.  Police say one of the vehicles burst into flames following the crash.  Two people were airlifted to a hospital.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  Students at Concordia University of Portland are protesting the school's unexpected closure.  KATU reports more than two-dozen students walked out of class yesterday morning to hold a demonstration before marching to the home of University President Dr. Thomas Ries.  The students say they feel like they're being taken advantage of.  Concordia University announced on Monday that its board of regents has voted to cease operations at the school by the end of this spring's semester.  The school says it's facing mounting financial challenges as well as a changing educational landscape.  A student filed a class action lawsuit against the school shortly after Monday's announcement.



(Portland, OR)  --  Sentencing is scheduled next month for a man convicted of stabbing his father to death in 2017.  The Multnomah County District Attorney's office says a jury found 33-year-old Tyler Nees guilty of murder and unlawful use of a weapon yesterday.  Court records say he stabbed 60-year-old Brian Nees outside Mt. Scott Pub in December of 2017.  The elder Nees was rushed to a hospital, where he died.



(Portland, OR)  --  Girl Scout Cookie season starts today.  The Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington will open roughly 30-thousand booths today.  The organization is debuting a new cookie this year called Lemon-Ups.  Cookies will be sold through March 8th.



(Central Point, OR)  --  A U.S. soldier from Oregon is dead following an incident in Afghanistan.  The Department of Defense says Specialist Branden Kimball of Central Point, Oregon died in a non-combat incident Wednesday at Bagram Airfield.  Kimball was assigned to Fort Drum in New York.  Kimball's death comes after two American soldiers died last weekend due to an apparent insider attack.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a woman in connection to a bar fight in Portland late last year.  The U.S. Marshal's Office and the Portland Police Bureau arrested 23-year-old Alexis Rodriguez Gil on charges of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree attempted assault, second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.  The charges are connected to a fight at Whelan's Irish Pub near Southeast Division Street and 116th Avenue on December 5th.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Sentencing is scheduled next month for a man convicted of killing his girlfriend's five-year-old daughter in Clark County.  A jury found Ryan Burge guilty of first-degree manslaughter and second-degree murder yesterday for the death of Hartley Anderson in November of 2018.  Court records say Burge was babysitting Hartley while her mother was at work when first responders were called to the apartment.  Hartley suffered severe head trauma and was rushed to a hospital, where she died.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  An investigation is underway in Vancouver, where police say a homeowner shot and killed a burglary suspect.  The Vancouver Police Department says the shooting happened last night at a home off Southeast Beach Drive.  Police say suspect broke into the home and was confronted by the homeowner, who shot him.  The suspect died at the scene.  No other injuries were reported.



(Salem, OR)  --  A state Senate committee is advancing a controversial cap-and-trade bill.  The Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources voted three-to-two along party lines yesterday to send the amended bill to the Joint Committee on Ways and Means.  The bill is aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon.



(Portland, OR)  --  2017 MAX stabbing suspect Jeremy Christian is waiving his right to testify in his defense.  Christian's lawyers announced in court yesterday that Christian will not be testifying.  Christian told the judge that he was afraid his testimony could "open up a can of worms" if he gets sent back to prison.  Christian is accused of stabbing Taliesin Namkai-Meche [[Tal-EE-shin NOMM-kai MAY-chay]] and Ricky Best to death and injuring Micah Fletcher on a MAX train in 2017 after they stood up for two Muslim women whom Christian was verbally assaulting.



(Portland, OR)  --  A new exhibit out for Black History Month showcases the history of jazz in Portland.  The exhibit in Legacy Emanuel Medical Center's atrium features hundreds of photos of jazz artists who played in Portland, including Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald.  The photos were submitted by Mike Henniger, who tells KATU he found the negatives in a garage drawer following the passing of his father, Carl Henniger, who worked as a photographer for The Oregonian.  The exhibit is open through the end of February.



(Eugene, OR)  --  Police are identifying the victim of a deadly crash in Eugene as a teenager who's been missing since 2018.  The Reedsport Police Department says 17-year-old Jayla Hawkins was walking on I-105 earlier this month when she was struck by multiple vehicles and killed.  Police say Hawkins had been missing since August of 2018.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  One person is facing charges after allegedly stabbing someone in the neck during a fight in Clark County.  Police arrested 44-year-old Rima McQuestion yesterday on a charge of attempted homicide.  The victim was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.



(Portland, OR)  --  Mayor Ted Wheeler is unveiling the first draft of his Climate Emergency Declaration.  Wheeler's office released a statement yesterday saying the draft is aimed at detailing how the city plans to respond to climate change.  Among the action points listed in the draft is a plan to pursue partnerships with youth-serving organizations to support a youth-led summit on climate in 2020.  The public is encouraged to read the draft and submit comments, edits and feedback at www.portlandoregon.gov.



(Woodland, WA)  --  Police are releasing the name of a man who was hit by a car and killed in southwestern Washington state.  The Clark County Sheriff's Office says 18-year-old Noah Gray died in a hospital several days after the crash in Woodland on February 2nd.  Police say the driver is cooperating with investigators.



(Albany, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly shooting another man in the face during an argument in Albany.  Police responded to an apartment off Southeast Geary Street yesterday afternoon and rushed 24-year-old Christopher Samuel Bailey to the hospital.  Police arrested 21-year-old Garret Stephen Byrnes at the scene.



(Portland, OR)  --  The principal of Portland's Cleveland High School is resigning after less than a year in the position.  Leo Lawyer announced his resignation yesterday, saying it was the right move for him and his family at this time.  Previous principal Paul Cook is slated to take over as interim principal until the district finds a permanent replacement. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Health Share of Oregon is reporting a data breach affecting hundreds of thousands of people.  The organization says someone broke into an external vendor's office last November and stole a laptop containing sensitive information for more than 654-thousand patients.  The exposed information includes names, addresses, phone numbers, birthdates, Social Security numbers and Medicaid ID numbers.  The  organization is offering a year of free credit monitoring to those affected by the breach.



(Cannon Beach, OR)  --  A coastal park is closed until further notice due to landslide damage.  The Oregon State Parks Department says Ecola State Park and Crescent Beach Trail will remain closed until further notice.  Officials say a slide over the weekend wiped out a section of the park's only access road.  The road had just been repaired following a previous slide.



(Longview, WA)  --  Police are searching for two suspects accused of placing a skimming device on a credit card reader at a gas station in southwestern Washington state.  Authorities say the suspects were caught on surveillance camera placing the skimmer at the Ocean Beach Chevron in Longview.  Police have released surveillance images of the suspects in hopes of tracking them down.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  Investigators say fireplace ashes were to blame for a blaze that burned a home in Beaverton early yesterday morning.  Fire officials say residents at the home on Southwest 169th Place had placed the ashes in a metal container that also contained vegetation debris.  Investigators say the ashes then ignited the debris, sparking a blaze that damaged the side of the house, roof and garage.  No injuries were reported.  Fire officials are reminding residents that fireplace ashes can remain hot for up to five days and should be stored away from combustibles for at least a week.



(Portland, OR)  --  Concordia University of Portland is facing a class action lawsuit following its announcement that it will close its doors this spring.  The lawsuit filed Monday says the college misled students about its financial condition when it collected tuition this year from students unaware of its impending closure.  The lawsuit also says students are being left with credits that cannot be directly transferred for credits of equal value at a different university.  Lead plaintiff William Spaulding says he wants his 2020 tuition refunded.  The college announced Monday that its board of regents has voted to cease operations at the school by the end of this spring's semester.  The school says it's facing mounting financial challenges as well as a changing educational landscape.



(Scappoose, OR)  --  New details are coming to light about a body found near a school in Scappoose.  Police say the man found dead near Southeast 5th and Vine Street yesterday morning died by suicide.  The discovery of the body briefly put three nearby schools into lockdown.



(North Bend, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a video of a teenage girl putting a vaping device into the mouth of a baby in North Bend.  Police say the video was reported Monday at North Bend High School.  Police have identified and interviewed the 15-year-old girl, who was babysitting the eight-month-old baby at the time of the incident.  Child Protective Services is also investigating.



(Corvallis, OR)  --  A Washington state man is facing charges following an online sex sting in Benton County.  The Benton County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested 33-year-old Daniel Lee Baldie in Corvallis late last week on charges of luring a minor, online sexual corruption of a child and attempted use of a child in display of sexually explicit conduct.  Police say he drove to Corvallis to pick up a child and drive her back to Vancouver, Washington for sex.  The child was actually an undercover deputy chatting with Baldie online.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are releasing the identity of a driver killed in a crash on the Glenn Jackson Bridge.  The Portland Police Bureau says 25-year-old Yevgeniy Kovalenko of Gresham was killed in the crash early Saturday morning.  Investigators believe he may have been speeding when he crashed into the back of a semi-truck.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  Former House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson is dropping out of the race for Oregon secretary of state.  The Portland Democrat made the surprise announcement yesterday.  The move came just hours before Willamette Week published a story claiming Williamson spent thousands of dollars in campaign funds on airfare to places like Europe, Asia and Hawaii.  Williamson cited the article in her announcement yesterday, calling it a "baseless story unfairly attacking her integrity."



(Portland, OR)  --  Concordia University of Portland is shutting its doors after more than a century due to debt and lack of enrollment.  The college announced yesterday that its board of regents has voted to cease operations at the school by the end of this spring's semester.  The school says it's facing mounting financial challenges as well as a changing educational landscape.  The Lutheran college was founded in 1905.



(Adams, OR)  --  Recovery efforts continue in Umatilla County following days of flooding that killed one woman and forced dozens of residents from their homes.  Officials say rescue crews will be checking on residents and cleaning up debris as the water continues to recede.  On Sunday, police found the body of 62-year-old Janet Tobkin Conley on the Bar M Ranch property near her home.  Neighbors had reported Conley missing on Saturday after last hearing from her on Thursday, when she reportedly refused to evacuate her home.



(Gresham, OR)  --  Police in Gresham are searching for a 15-year-old boy who ran away from home over the weekend.  The Gresham Police Department says Zach Lawson-Delaney left his home on Saturday and hasn't been seen since.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  Testimony continues in the murder case against 2017 MAX stabbing suspect Jeremy Christian.  The defense began laying out its case in court yesterday after the prosecution rested its case in chief last week.  During yesterday's testimony, the defense questioned the owner of a business that trains employees in self-defense, de-escalation and use of force.  Stephen Yerger testified that victim Micah Fletcher escalated the situation by being confrontational.  Christian is accused of stabbing Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best to death and injuring Micah Fletcher on a MAX train in 2017 after they stood up for two Muslim women whom Christian was verbally assaulting. 



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A Clark County Sheriff's deputy is recovering from injuries after being struck head-on by a wrong-way driver suspected of DUI in southwestern Washington state.  The Washington State Patrol says 27-year-old Miguel Jimenez was driving south in the northbound lanes of I-5 near Ridgefield early Saturday morning when he crashed into Deputy Gregory Agar.  The Sheriff's office says Agar suffered minor injuries and soreness in the crash.  Jimenez was arrested on a charge of DUI.



(Portland, OR)  --  Governor Kate Brown is announcing a deal between environmental groups and the state's forest industry.  Governor Brown announced yesterday that Oregon's leading timber companies have signed a memorandum of understanding with environmental organizations to create a science-based forest management plan for the state.  Governor Brown says the deal will not affect the state legislature's cap-and-trade bill.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are searching for a suspect accused of shooting at a car as it merged onto I-205 in Portland.  The Portland Police Bureau says the vehicle was merging onto the freeway's northbound lanes just after midnight yesterday morning when the suspect pulled up alongside him and fired off several shots.  The suspect the drove off.  No injuries were reported.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Adams, OR)  --  A 62-year-old woman is dead after being swept away by floodwaters in Umatilla County.  Police found the body of Janet Tobkin Conley yesterday on the Bar M Ranch property near her home.  Neighbors had reported Conley missing on Saturday after last hearing from her on Thursday, when she reportedly refused to evacuate her home.  Meanwhile, crews were working through the weekend to rescue residents who'd become stranded by the floodwaters.  The Oregon Army National Guard airlifted 21 people to safety on Saturday.



(Happy Valley, OR)  --  Police in Clackamas County are searching for a missing and endangered man.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says 58-year-old Geoffrey Wanless walked away from his caretaker yesterday afternoon at the Walmart store on Southeast 82nd Avenue near Johnson Creek Boulevard.  Surveillance footage shows him leaving the store.  Police say Wanless is endangered and walks with a limp.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after a crash in which he landed on top of another vehicle and then allegedly pointed a gun at witnesses.  The Portland Police Bureau says 22-year-old Shabar Johnson crashed into a car inside a parking lot off Southeast Foster Road in southeast Portland yesterday morning, partially landing his vehicle on top of the car's hood.  No one was in the parked car at the time of the crash.  Police say Johnson then got out and was trying to pull his car free when some passers-by confronted him, prompting him to allegedly pull out a gun and point it at them.  He then fled on foot.  Responding officers found him near Southeast 96th and Harold Street and arrested him on charges of menacing and unlawful possession of a gun.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Two people are lucky to be alive after becoming trapped inside their burning apartment in Vancouver.  Firefighters responded to the apartments on Northeast 18th Street on reports of a fire yesterday morning.  Fire officials say crews pulled two people from the burning building and rushed them to a hospital.  Officials say a family pet is still missing.  It's not yet clear how the fire started.



(Gresham, OR)  --  Multiple people are recovering from minor injuries after a car collided with a MAX train in Gresham.  Police say the crash happened yesterday on 197th Avenue near the Ruby Junction stop.  The crash caused major delays.  Police say only minor injuries were reported.



(Manzanita, OR)  --  A woman is recovering after slipping off a trail along a coastal cliff and injuring herself.  The U.S. Coast Guard says the 30-year-old woman was hiking at Cape Falcon near Manzanita Saturday morning when she slipped.  The Coast Guard launched an aircrew and deployed a rescue swimmer to reach the woman, who was airlifted to Nehalem Bay State Park.



(Forest Grove, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly shooting at a vehicle at a car dealership in Forest Grove.  Police say 46-year-old Jose Galvan Nevarez entered the Doherty Ford Dealership Friday morning and fired one bullet at a vehicle with an employee inside of it.  No injuries were reported.  Nevarez then allegedly fled the scene.  Police arrested him after spotting him near the dealership again about an hour after the shooting.  Officers say they recovered several rounds of ammunition from him along with a bolt action rifle.



(Portland, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a shooting that left one man injured in southeast Portland.  Police say the man was shot last night in the 2600 block of Southeast 119th Street.  It's not yet clear whether police have identified a suspect.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A man is facing child abuse charges after allegedly hit a boy dozens of times with a metal spoon.  Police arrested Scott William Stuart Monday for the alleged abuse back in 2017 in Clark County.  He's accused of hitting his girlfriend's 6-year-old son with a metal spoon dozens of times.  Police began investigating after the boy showed up to school with bruises on two separate occasions.



(Mount Hood, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing woman who was last seen naked near Mount Hood.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Katie Delaney went missing shortly after midnight yesterday morning following an argument with a friend at East Village Loop Road and East Lolo Pass Road.  Police say she was last seen walking away with no clothes on.  She reportedly left her cellphone and other belongings behind.



(Portland, OR)  --  A suspect is facing charges after allegedly stabbing a man inside a home in southeast Portland.  Police say the man was stabbed around 5:40 p.m. yesterday in a home off Southeast 32nd Avenue.  He was taken to a hospital.  Police arrested a suspect at the scene.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  An investigation is ongoing into the shooting death of a man in Vancouver, Washington.  Police say 18-year-old Trevonta Billie Steven Burks was shot and killed yesterday afternoon in a neighborhood near Fourth Plain Boulevard and Northeast Stapleton Road.  Police arrested 20-year-old Antoine Steven Archer on a charge of second-degree murder.  Police say Archer and Burks knew each other and were arguing when Archer opened fire.



(Longview, WA)  --  Police in southwestern Washington state are warning residents about a possible card skimming device at a gas station in Longview.  Police say a patron found the suspected skimming device on a card reader at the Ocean Beach Chevron.  The patron made the discovery after receiving a fraud alert on his bank account shortly after using his credit card to purchase gas at the station.  Police say the device does appear to be a card skimmer, but an investigation is ongoing. 



(Beaverton, OR)  --  Police are searching for a missing Beaverton man.  The Beaverton Police Department says 71-year-old Jitendra Tare was last seen leaving an apartment near Southwest 163rd Avenue and West Baseline Road just after midnight this morning.  He was wearing brown pants with a white stripe on them and a dark jacket. 



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a man accused of kidnapping two women and then leading police on a high-speed pursuit in southwest Portland last week.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested 20-year-old Edgar Adrian Hernandez of Cornelius last night during a traffic stop.  Police say Hernandez offered to drive two women home from a party in the Portland area last week.  However, after the women got into his car, police say Hernandez told them he wasn't going to take them home after all and began driving erratically.  Police say deputies clocked him going 100 miles per hour and tried to pull him over, but he kept going until he eventually crashed and then fled on foot.



(Portland, OR)  --  The so-called "Froggy Robber Bandit" is facing nearly eight years in prison.  Court records show 25-year-old Diego Sanchez-Lopez got the nickname from the FBI, because he leaped over counters during his robberies.  Sanchez-Lopez pleaded guilty to six bank robberies in the Portland area that happened in 2017 and 2018.  He stole more than 87-thousand dollars.  He's ordered to pay 119-thousand dollars in restitution.



(Portland, OR)  --  At least five families are displaced following a fire at an apartment complex in southeast Portland.  Firefighters responded to the apartments off Southeast Foster near 129th just before 7:30 last night.  Investigators say it appears the blaze started on the second floor and then extended into the third floor and the attic.  The Red Cross is helping the displaced families.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Police Bureau is trying out a new tactic in its investigations of shootings.  Officers normally canvass nearby homes looking for information, and if no one is home, they plan to start leaving door hangers to let residents know they're investigating a shooting.  The door hangers will list the time of the shooting and who to contact if they have information.  Police say witness information is the only way they can solve many of the gun crimes.  Police are asking for public input on the design of the door hangers before they start using them.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly stabbing a woman at a convenience store in Cedar Hills.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the 25-year-old man stabbed a 27-year-old woman late last night near the Plaid Pantry on Southwest Butner Road near Southwest Walker Road.  The woman was rushed to a hospital.  Police arrested the suspect at the scene.



(Salem, OR)  --  State lawmakers are considering a bill that would both ban hair discrimination and prohibit cashless stores.  House Bill 4107 would require stores to accept cash, because not all people have the ability to have a bank account.  It would also ban hair discrimination in schools, on sports teams and in the workplace. Sponsor Janelle Bynum says having dress codes prohibiting certain hair styles are a king of backdoor discrimination.



(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon lawmakers are back in Salem for a short, 35-day session. Senate President Peter Courtney gaveled in the session yesterday despite spending most of January in the hospital with a severe hip injury.  Courtney told state senators he wouldn't be able to preside over the Senate without help from his wife, Margie, and a physical therapist, who stood behind Courtney during the Senate opening.  The 76-year-old Democrat has been Senate President since 2003.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland State University is expanding its Four Years Free Tuition program to more students.  The GPA qualification limit is being reduced from three-point-four to three-point-two.  In order to qualify, students must also be enrolled full time and be eligible to receive a Pell Grant.  More than 15-hundred students have enrolled in the Four Years Free Program since the program started in 2017.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man is facing charges after allegedly leading Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit after they tried to stop him for speeding.  Police say Joshua Mathes ditched his Porsche near a forest service road outside of Colton early yesterday morning and ran.  Deputies spent three hours in snowy, 26-degree weather searching and they eventually found him.  He's charged with Attempt to Elude and Reckless Driving.



(Fairview, OR)  --  Three people are injured following a head-on crash in Fairview.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's office says the crash happened just after midnight yesterday morning at Northeast Halsey and 223rd Avenue.  An investigation into the crash is ongoing.



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A motorcyclist is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries following a crash in Vancouver.  Police say the 38-year-old man was riding south on Southeast 164th Avenue when he lost control while trying to stop for a red light at 15th Street.  He lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a westbound vehicle.  Police say the motorcyclist was speeding at the time of the crash.



(Portland, OR)  --  One woman is injured after being shot while waiting in line at a Taco Bell drive-thru in northeast Portland.  Police say the woman was inside her car at the Taco Bell near Northeast Weidler and 7th Avenue around two o'clock yesterday morning when she was struck by a bullet.  She drove herself to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.  Responding officers found evidence of gunfire at the scene of the shooting but were unable to find a suspect.  It's not yet clear if the gunman was aiming at the woman or if she was caught in the crossfire. 



(Gresham, OR)  --  Police in Gresham are searching for a missing 72-year-old man.  The Gresham Police Department says Jesse Perez was last seen leaving his home near 196th Avenue and Halsey last Thursday.  Police say he was visibly upset when he left in his power wheelchair.  He hasn't been seen since.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



(Salem, OR)  --  One man is dead following a crash on I-5 near Salem.  The Oregon State Patrol says the crash happened Saturday morning near milepost 251 when a pickup truck left its lane and crashed into another pickup being driven by 67-year-old David Thaler.  Thaler was pronounced dead at the scene.  The other driver was not injured.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  Two people are safe after being rescued from their capsized kayak in the Clackamas River in the Mount Hood National Forest.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's office says the two kayakers became stranded near Austin Hot Springs yesterday afternoon.  Someone saw the kayakers waving for help and called 9-1-1.  A water rescue team rescued the pair and brought them back to dry ground.



(Salem, OR)  --  One man is dead following a crash on I-5 near Salem.  The Oregon State Patrol says the crash happened Saturday morning near milepost 251 when a pickup truck left its lane and crashed into another pickup being driven by 67-year-old David Thaler.  Thaler was pronounced dead at the scene.  The other driver was not injured.  An investigation is ongoing.



(Portland, OR)  --  Oregon is getting more than one-million dollars in federal money to help identify sources of lead in drinking water in schools and child care facilities.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced late last week it's awarding a two-point-two-million-dollar grant to Oregon, Alaska, Washington state and Idaho.  Oregon is getting just over one-point-one-million dollars, which it will use to create funding, training and technical assistance to schools and child care facilities to test for lead in drinking water.



(Forest Grove, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a hit-and-run crash that left an 81-year-old man injured.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the man was walking on Northwest Kansas City Road in Forest Grove Saturday when a vehicle struck him, knocking him into a ditch.  The driver then kept going.  The victim suffered an injured knee but is otherwise doing OK.  Police are still searching for the suspect.



(Portland, OR)  --  Oregon is getting more than one-million dollars in federal money to help identify sources of lead in drinking water in schools and child care facilities.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced late last week it's awarding a two-point-two-million-dollar grant to Oregon, Alaska, Washington state and Idaho.  Oregon is getting just over one-point-one-million dollars, which it will use to create funding, training and technical assistance to schools and child care facilities to test for lead in drinking water.



(Forest Grove, OR)  --  An investigation is ongoing into a hit-and-run crash that left an 81-year-old man injured.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the man was walking on Northwest Kansas City Road in Forest Grove Saturday when a vehicle struck him, knocking him into a ditch.  The driver then kept going.  The victim suffered an injured knee but is otherwise doing OK.  Police are still searching for the suspect.



(Gresham, OR)  --  Police in Gresham are searching for a missing 72-year-old man.  The Gresham Police Department says Jesse Perez was last seen leaving his home near 196th Avenue and Halsey last Thursday.  Police say he was visibly upset when he left in his power wheelchair.  He hasn't been seen since.  Anyone with information is urged to contact police.


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