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(Portland, OR)  --  More than a dozen Greenpeace activists are dangling from the St. Johns Bridge above the Willamette River, in an effort to prevent a Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland.  The icebreaker "Fennica" arrived in Portland last Saturday for repairs, and is set to leave for the Arctic on an oil-drilling mission.  The vessel was scheduled to depart yesterday, but after the activists rappelled over the bridge, Shell officials have refrained from saying when the Fennica will leave.  Greenpeace officials told KOIN-TV that 13 people have secured themselves in place below the bridge with enough supplies to last for days.

(Portland, OR)  --  Investigators are trying to find out what caused a fire that damaged several portable classrooms at Portland's Lincoln High School.  Firefighters arrived on the scene yesterday morning and quickly extinguished the blaze before it spread.  School officials say it appears the classrooms are a total loss.

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Two men are facing charges after being accused of holding up two fast-food restaurants in Vancouver.  Police say the suspects, 36-year-old Stephen D. Landry and 23-year-old Destin Carter Gilyard, match the descriptions of the men who robbed a Subway and a Jack in the Box at gunpoint.  The Jack in the Box robbery happened yesterday, and the Subway was held up Monday.  "The Oregonian" reports both suspects are being held in the Clark County Jail.

(Kelso, WA)  --  Damage is estimated at 80-thousand dollars after a fire ripped through a church in Kelso.  The blaze, which is being investigated as suspicious, was reported around one o'clock yesterday morning at the Journey Kelso Seventh Day Adventist Church on Westside Highway.  Investigators say the church fire may be related to a nearby brush fire.  The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office says this is the third fire on church property in as many weeks.

(Troutdale, OR)  --  An employee of a Troutdale jewelry store is accused of stealing jewelry from the store and selling it on Craigslist.  Police say Christie Lynn Boyd admitted to stealing nine pieces of jewelry worth 15-thousand dollars from the Zales Outlet.  Investigators say store surveillance video also shows Boyd going into someone's purse and stealing a 27-hundred-dollar ring and 200 dollars in cash.  Boyd is facing charges of first-degree aggravated theft and first-degree theft.

(Portland, OR)  --  The price of gasoline is slightly lower in the Portland metro.  Triple-A reports the average for regular is down a half-cent from yesterday, to just under three-12 a gallon.  A year ago, a gallon of regular sold in Portland for an average of three-93.

(Undated)  --  A new survey has Oregon's public school system ranked 46th in the nation.  Personal-finance website WalletHub.com is basing Oregon's school-system ranking on factors that include student-to-teacher ratio, average SAT score, and high-school dropout rate.  The survey ranks Washington's school system 31st in the U.S.  Topping WalletHub's list of the best school systems is Massachusetts, followed by Colorado, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Kentucky.

(Damascus, OR)  --  One man is dead and one is wounded, following a shooting at a mobile-home park in Clackamas County.  Authorities say the shooting happened around 5:30 yesterday afternoon at the Riverview Mobile Estates on South Highway 224.  Sheriff's deputies arrived to find two men wounded, one of whom died at the scene.  The man who survived the shooting was arrested.

(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon State Police say they've released a person of interest in connection with suspicious mail that was sent to government offices across the state.  The man was interviewed yesterday in Eugene, but no arrests were made.  Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer said he had a negative reaction from opening one of the suspicious letters Monday, but officials say all of the suspicious mail has tested negative for toxic substances.  Police say the letters contained a message that was difficult to understand, but there's no word on what the message said.

(Portland, OR)  --  A memorial service is scheduled for longtime children's entertainer Jim Allen, also known as "Rusty Nails."  Allen died yesterday morning at age 87 after being in hospice care with congestive heart failure.  He spent years on Portland television as Rusty Nails starting in 1957, and made numerous personal appearances as the beloved clown for decades after the show went off the air.  A memorial tribute to Allen will be held on August 13th at Beaverton Foursquare Church on Southwest Walker Road, beginning at one p.m.

(Hillsboro, OR)  --  A Lake Oswego man, who's accused of killing his 73-year-old father, is being held without bail.  A Washington County Judge issued the order yesterday for 38-year-old Nicholas Krochmal, Jr. who's facing a murder charge in the death of Nick Krochmal, Sr.  The victim was found beaten to death in Tigard on March 27th.  Krochmal, Jr. turned himself in to police later that day.

(Salem, OR)  --  A bill that will allow sales of recreational marijuana in Oregon to people age 21 and older starting October 1st is now law.  Governor Kate Brown signed the measure yesterday, which will allow sales of recreational pot at medical marijuana dispensaries.  The Oregon Health Authority will oversee the early sales of pot, but the state Liquor Commission will be in charge of the full-scale recreational marijuana market starting in October 2016.

(Portland, OR)  --  Several Kroger products that are sold at Fred Meyer stores are being recalled because of Salmonella concerns.  The products include the 12-ounce package of Bac'n Buds, the 17-point-one-ounce size of Coarse ground black pepper, the 18-point-three-ounce size of Ground cinnamon, and the 24-point-seven-ounce package of Garlic powder.  All the products can be returned for a refund or replacement.

(Seattle, WA)  --  Author Ann Rule is being remembered for her work in true-crime writing, including a book on serial killer Ted Bundy.  Rule was 83-years-old when she died Sunday at a Seattle-area hospital.  Her daughter, Leslie, says Rule had various health problems, including congestive heart failure.  Rule turned to crime writing in the 1960s after serving as an employee with the Seattle Police Department.

(Portland, OR)  --  A pedestrian is being treated for serious injuries, after being hit by a car at a North Portland intersection.  Police say the crash happened around noon yesterday at the intersection of North Russell Street and Mississippi Avenue.  The pedestrian was taken to a hospital and is listed in critical condition.  Police say the driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

(Portland, OR)  --  The City Auditor's Office says Portland's 35-dollar Art Tax is funding art teachers in the public schools, but collections are falling short.  The new audit also says administrative costs are higher than anticipated and oversight is less than what was promised.  The audit says because fewer Portlanders than expected are paying the annual Art Tax, collections are only at eight million, rather than 12-million dollars per year.  Revenue Division Director Thomas Lannom told the "Portland Tribune" that work is underway to address the issues.

(Portland, OR)  --  Officials say warmer waters are having a major effect on the sockeye salmon population in the Columbia River.  It's estimated that more than a quarter-million sockeye returning to the Columbia and its tributaries from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying.  Federal and state fisheries biologists told KOIN-TV that at least half of this year's returning sockeye population is being wiped out, because of water that's five to six degrees warmer than normal.

(Camas, WA)  --  Camas police say they've found the body of a Vancouver man who vanished while on a fishing trip.  A search had been conducted for 68-year-old David Gleghorn after his family reported he didn't return from his trip last Wednesday night as scheduled.  The body was found yesterday at the southeast end of Lacamas Lake.  An autopsy is being performed.

(Portland, OR)  --  Fuel prices in the Portland area are about the same as yesterday.  Triple-A reports that the current average of three-12 a gallon is still a penny below the average of a week ago.  The national average for regular is two-70 a gallon.

(Hillsboro, OR)  --  The FBI and other agencies are investigating suspicious mail that was received yesterday at government offices across Oregon.  Officials say the mail was received at offices in Washington, Grant, Umatilla, Jackson, Sherman, Wasco, and Baker counties, and some of the mail contained what's being called an unknown substance.  Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer was taken to a hospital after opening an envelope addressed to him at the Canyon City sheriff's office.  Authorities say the envelope contained a white substance, and moments after it was opened, Palmer developed a rash on his arms.  The FBI says it's too early in the investigation to release more details on the suspicious mail.

(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man with amnesia, who had been reported missing, is now back with his family.  Officials say 25-year-old Michael Gazeley-Romney wandered off from his father's work site in Josephine County around 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.  Authorities say his condition causes him to forget who he is.  Police reported yesterday that Gazeley-Romney was found safe.

(Portland, OR)  --  A man suspected in a shooting in Southeast Portland is behind bars, following a standoff with police.  Authorities say the standoff lasted about six hours before Aaron Deon Kinsey was arrested early yesterday morning at his home on Southeast 160th Place.  The shooting happened around 6:15 p.m. Saturday on the same block as Kinsey's house, but no one was injured.  Kinsey is facing charges of attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon.

(Vancouver, WA)  --  A man who's accused of trying to kidnap a young girl from a Walmart in Vancouver is behind bars.  Police say 45-year-old Steven W. Hayes tried to walk the girl out of the store Saturday, even though he didn't know the child or her parents.  Authorities say Hayes fled, but he was apprehended early yesterday morning in Southeast Portland.

(Woodland, WA)  --  Three Vancouver men are facing charges, after being accused of setting a wildfire that scorched more than 100 acres.  Cowlitz County sheriff's deputies say brothers Adrian and Nathan Taylor and their friend, 22-year-old Michael Estrada-Cardenas, fired guns at some 16-ounce propane bottles, which sparked the fire.  The blaze started a week ago yesterday in a clear-cut area east of Woodland.  The three suspects are scheduled to appear in court today.

(Gladstone, OR)  --  Police are looking for two suspects in the armed robbery of an Arco station in Gladstone.  Authorities say the suspects, who wore bandannas over their faces, were armed with a semi-automatic handgun when they entered the store on East Arlington around 4:40 a.m. yesterday morning.  Police say the suspect carrying the gun was white with light-brown hair and blue eyes, and a slim build.  The second suspect is reported to be black, between five-nine and five-eleven and weighing 160 pounds.

(Portland, OR)  --  Gasoline prices are falling slowly in the Portland area.  Triple-A reports the average for a gallon of regular is about three-dollars 12-cents a gallon, which is more than a penny lower than a week ago.  The nationwide average for regular is two-dollars 71-cents a gallon.

(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is being treated at a hospital after her leg was struck by the propeller of a pontoon boat.  Authorities say the accident happened around 5:30 p.m. yesterday evening on the Willamette River in the area of the Fremont Bridge.  Investigators believe the operator of the boat, 34-year-old Haley Ronningen, was piloting the watercraft while intoxicated.  The victim is listed in serious condition.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police continue to investigate a hit-and-run that critically injured a man in a fast-food restaurant parking lot.  Officials say 48-year-old Kevin McNerney was hit Wednesday afternoon by a dark-colored Chevrolet SUV with yellow Oregon plates.  Police say McNerney was hit after having an argument with the woman who drove the SUV.  McNerney remains in critical condition.

(Tigard, OR)  --  The Capital One call center in Tigard is slated to close by the end of this year.  Capital One says the center, which employs about 900 people, will close as part of the company's shifting of its call-center strategy to better meet customer needs.  Workers will get assistance in finding other jobs.  The call center is Tigard's biggest single employer.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police say a man was wounded in a shooting in the St. John's neighborhood in North Portland.  Authorities say gunshots were reported around 8:50 last night in the area of North Swenson Street and Iris Way.  A man in his 20s is being treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.  No suspects have been identified.

(Camas, WA)  --  A 68-year-old Vancouver man is missing, after going on a fishing trip to Lacamas Lake.  Officials say David Gleghorn took his inflatable boat to go fishing at the lake around 8:00 a.m. Wednesday.  Family members notified police when Gleghorn hadn't returned by around 10:30 p.m.  Camas police say they found Gleghorn's car parked at the public boat launch, and found evidence that his boat had been launched from that location.

(Lincoln County, OR)  --  Oregon State Police are investigating a crash that killed a Sherwood man in Lincoln County.  Troopers say 76-year-old Ladrue Cramer was driving a pickup truck yesterday afternoon along Oregon 18 when he lost control and left the roadway.  Police say the truck landed upside down at the bottom of the bank of Little Salmon River.  Cramer died at the scene.

(Beaverton, OR)  --  A suspect in a home burglary is in custody, following a standoff with Beaverton police.  Authorities say 44-year-old Wilfredo Peraza-Domenech was seen by police inside a home on Timberland Drive and Ivy Glenn Street around noon yesterday, following a call from a witness.  Officials say the suspect refused to come out of the house and engaged in the standoff for more than four hours before he surrendered.  Peraza-Domenech is charged with first-degree burglary.

(Portland, OR)  --  Gasoline prices are slightly lower today in the Portland area.  Triple-A reports the average for regular is about three-dollars 12-cents a gallon, a half-cent below yesterday's average.  At this time last year, a gallon of regular sold in Portland for about three-dollars 94-cents.

(Portland, OR)  --  Officials say a 60-year-old woman who was injured in a hit-and-run crash in Portland has died.  Marlene Popps died from injuries she suffered in the crash, which happened while she was walking at the intersection of Southeast 60th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.  Police say Popps may have been hit by a motorcycle or a three-wheeled bike.  The suspect was last seen heading west on Holgate Boulevard.

(Portland, OR)  --  A new report from the Portland City Auditor's office says red-light cameras make intersections safer.  Drummond Kahn, director of audit services, told KGW-TV the number and the rate of crashes are lower, which means even the busier intersections are seeing fewer accidents.  The audit report says since the red-light cameras were installed, crash rates at those intersections have dropped by an average of 44 percent.

(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland police officer is being investigated after he was accused of demanding sex acts and a massage from a woman in a motel room.  Authorities say Jeromie Palaoro was accused of stripping his clothes off and demanding sexual favors from the Las Vegas woman after he responded to her call for help during the Fourth of July weekend.  Officials say the woman called police after she had a fight with her boyfriend, whom she was visiting.  The Portland Police Bureau says more information will be released after the investigation is complete.

(Portland, OR)  --  A man is being treated for critical injuries, following a hit-and-run crash in the parking lot of a Taco Bell in Southeast Portland.  The incident happened around 1:30 yesterday afternoon at the restaurant on Southeast 126th Avenue and Division.  Police say the man may have been in an altercation with a woman who hit him with her vehicle before driving off.  Investigators say the woman was driving a dark-colored SUV.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police say they've arrested a man who's accused of being a prolific ID thief.  Authorities say 51-year-old Daniel Leroy Turner was pulled over yesterday for a traffic stop, and was found with several wallets, a briefcase, a number of cards with different names, and bolt cutters.  Also found was an Oregon Health & Science University spreadsheet with dozens of names, and about 50 corresponding Social Security numbers.  Portland police had been seeking Turner for weeks, saying he had stolen personal belongings from several gym locker rooms in the metro area.

(Portland, OR)  --  Police say a man who died in a head-on crash in Portland was an Aloha resident.  Police say 37-year-old Todd Lane crossed the center line of Southeast Foster Road Tuesday afternoon and crashed into an oncoming car driven by Kyle Anne Baker of Milwaukie, who was seriously injured.  An autopsy is being conducted on Lane's body.

(Portland, OR)  --  Prices at the gas pump are flat in the Portland area.  Triple-A reports the average for regular is just under three-13 a gallon, about a half-cent below the average of a week ago.  The national average for regular is two-74 a gallon.

(Portland, OR)  --  One person is dead and another is seriously injured, following a head-on collision in Southeast Portland.  Police say the wreck happened around 3:20 yesterday afternoon in the area of Southeast Foster Road and 158th Avenue.  One person was killed at the scene, and the other was rushed to a hospital.  No names have been released.

(Portland, OR)  --  Four people are being hospitalized, after a boat slammed into Portland's Hawthorne Bridge.  Portland Fire & Rescue says the crash, which involved a 16-foot aluminum boat, happened around 7:20 yesterday evening on the Willamette River.  Authorities say two men in their 20s and two teenage girls were injured, and all are listed in stable condition.

(Eugene, OR)  --  Police are investigating a deadly crash involving a dump truck and a motorcycle.  Troopers say the truck was traveling along Oregon 99 in Eugene when it turned onto Dillard Road, into the path of a northbound motorcycle.  The 43-year-old motorcyclist, Kevin Peschel [[ PESH-ull ]], died later at a hospital.  The truck driver, 29-year-old Adam Metteer of Springfield, wasn't injured.

(Vancouver, WA)  --  A 16-year-old Vancouver boy is in police custody, after being accused of shooting his stepfather.  Police say the victim was found wounded yesterday at a home on Northeast 130th Avenue as a result of the shooting, which apparently stemmed from a family dispute.  Authorities say the teenager fled the scene, but was later apprehended.  The man is expected to survive.

(Portland, OR)  --  Prices at the gas pump are slightly lower in the Portland metro.  Triple-A reports the average for regular fell about a half-cent from yesterday, to just under three-13 a gallon.  The national average for regular is two-75 a gallon.

(Sherwood, OR)  --  A man is behind bars, after being accused of assaulting a Sherwood police officer who responded to a report of a dog locked in a car.  Authorities say the dog's owner, 54-year-old Jeffrey D. Hagg, confronted the officer in the parking lot of a Safeway store on Roy Rogers Road yesterday afternoon.  Officials say the officer was pushed and hit in the head as he and other officers tried to take Hagg into custody.  Hagg is facing charges of assaulting a public safety officer, disorderly conduct, and harassment.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police say shots fired in the area of 160th and East Burnside put holes in a nearby apartment complex.  Authorities say there was damage to at least two units at the Tree Crest Apartments as a result of the shots that were fired around 4:35 yesterday afternoon.  Police say two black males, one armed with a handgun, were seen running from the area.  No one was injured.

(Aloha, OR)  --  A two-year-old Aloha boy is listed in critical condition, after falling from a third-floor window.  Police say the incident happened Sunday night, when the toddler leaned against a window screen at an apartment on Southwest Monson Street and broke through.  The boy's father managed to partially break his son's fall.  The child is being treated at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

(Newberg, OR)  --  Newberg City Manager Jacque Betz is officially on leave, following a vote of the City Council.  Yamhill County District Attorney Bradley Berry says Oregon State Police will investigate questions that have been raised concerning Betz's conduct since she announced that Newberg Police Chief Brian Casey had been placed on administrative leave.  Casey says he's not under investigation for any crimes or misconduct.  City Attorney Truman Stone will serve as city manager during the investigation.

(Multnomah County, OR)  --  A 15-year-old girl who had disappeared after going out on a nighttime hike is back home with her family.  "The Oregonian" reports the teen was reunited with family members shortly after midnight.  She had gone for a hike in the woods above Multnomah Falls around 6:50 yesterday evening, and was reported missing when she didn't return as scheduled.  The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Trail Hornets, who conducted the search, found the teen at the Wahkeena Falls junction.

(Troutdale, OR)  --  Voters in Troutdale will cast ballots this fall on whether to pass a proposed three-cent gas tax.  The tax would increase by a penny a year, starting in 2016 and ending in 2018.  The revenue would be used for street repairs and improvements.  Officials estimate the tax would generate 100-thousand dollars per year per penny if the measure passes.

(Portland, OR)  --  Gas prices remain flat in the Portland area.  Triple-A's latest survey shows the average for regular is three-13 a gallon, which is a half-cent lower than the average of a week ago.  At this time last year, regular gas averaged three-94 a gallon in the Portland metro.

(Portland, OR)  --  Officials say an inmate who died in the Multnomah County Detention Center doesn't appear to have been a victim of foul play.  The body of Lloyd Milton Virnig of Sandy was found in his cell Friday.  An autopsy was conducted Saturday, but cause of death still hasn't been determined.  Officials say Virnig had been booked into the jail Thursday on multiple counts, including heroin possession, first-degree burglary, and fraudulent use of a credit card.

(Albany, OR)  --  Two people are dead, following a crash about four miles east of Albany.  Linn County sheriff's deputies say the wreck happened around 12:30 yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Spicer Drive and Kennel Road.  Officials say the crash killed Janice Elaine Kummer of Lebanon and Holly Creager of Albany.  Deputies say Kummer ran a stop sign, which led to the crash.

(Dallas, OR)  --  A Polk County sheriff's deputy is recovering from minor injuries he suffered while trapped in his burning patrol car.  Officials say Deputy Shon Latty was on his way to assist an Independence police officer yesterday when he crashed into another vehicle and traveled into a ditch, and his cruiser caught fire.  Another Polk County deputy and two Dallas police officers were able to pull Latty from the wreckage, and he was taken to Salem Hospital.  No one in the second vehicle was seriously hurt.

(Newberg, OR)  --  Newberg City Manager Jacque Betz is under investigation.  Yamhill County District Attorney Bradley Berry told KGW-TV that Oregon State Police will investigate questions that have been raised concerning Betz's conduct since she announced that Newberg Police Chief Brian Casey had been placed on administrative leave.  Berry says no reason for the action against the chief has been made public.  Casey says he hasn't been accused of any wrongdoing.  There's been no comment from Betz.

(Woodland, WA)  --  Officials say a wildfire near Woodland, Washington has grown to 40 acres.  The fire, which broke out shortly after noon yesterday, is located northeast of Woodland, off Highway 503 and Frederickson Road.  There have been no reports of injuries or damage to structures.

(Portland, OR)  --  A man and a woman accused of burglarizing two storage units in East Portland are behind bars.  Phillicia Lorianne Johnsen and Enrique Manuel Delacruz were taken into custody yesterday.  Police say they were caught while a burglary was in progress at the Public Storage on Southeast 105th Avenue.  The suspects are scheduled to be arraigned today.

(Forest Grove, OR)  --  A Forest Grove man, accused of breaking into a woman's home and raping her, is behind bars.  Police say James Gialloretto is a neighbor of the victim, who was attacked last month at her home in the area of Pacific Avenue and A Street in Forest Grove.  Authorities say the woman was hit with a hammer and choked with a cord during the assault.

(Hillsboro, OR)  --  A Cornelius man will be sentenced next month, after being found guilty of manslaughter in a crash that killed a Hillsboro woman.  A Washington County jury deliberated for 20 minutes yesterday before coming back with the verdict against Adam Buchalski [[ buh-KAL-skee ]], who was also convicted of reckless driving and fourth-degree assault.  Twenty-two-year-old Maria Lara Martinez was killed in January when Buchalski tried to pass in a no-passing zone on Northwest Susdbauer Road in Hillsboro.  Buchalski will get a mandatory minimum sentence of six years and three months in prison.

(Gresham, OR)  --  Gresham police say they have a man in custody after he bit an officer during his arrest.  Authorities say 23-year-old Elijah David Shelton is accused of trying to steal beer Wednesday night from a convenience store and punching the clerk when confronted.  Officials say the responding officer was bitten at least twice during a scuffle with Shelton.  The suspect is facing multiple charges.

(McMinnville, OR)  --  The Yamhill County district attorney says a sheriff's deputy was justified when he shot and killed a suspect who was fleeing a traffic stop.  Deputy Richard Broyles shot 24-year-old Kevin Lamont Judson to death on July 1st after Judson scuffled with Broyles and tried to drive away in his patrol vehicle.  Officials say Broyles was involved in a foot chase with Judson prior to the shooting and commanded him to stop, but Judson refused and a stun gun failed to stop him.

(Portland, OR)  --  Gas prices are fairly stable in the Portland Metro area.  The latest Triple-A survey shows the average for regular is three-13 a gallon, which is less than a penny above the average of a week ago.  At this time last year, regular gas averaged three-95 a gallon in the Portland area.

(Portland, OR)  --  The U.S. Geological Survey says a four-point-six earthquake was among a series of temblors that shook southern Oregon overnight Wednesday.  The four-point-six quake was centered about 40 miles away from Lakeview, near the Nevada border.  The other quakes registered four-point-oh, three-point-four, three-point-four, and three-point-two.

(Portland, OR)  --  A man accused in a deadly shooting in Northeast Portland is in custody.  Police say 42-year-old Wayne Archie Woodruff is charged with murder in the death of Brandon Kaufman at a mobile home park in the area of Northeast 72nd Avenue and Killingsworth Street.  Authorities say Woodruff was booked yesterday after undergoing treatment for a drug overdose.  Police say the Sunday shooting apparently stemmed from an argument.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police say a traffic stop on Southeast Stark Street at I-205 turned into a drug bust.  Authorities say a drug-sniffing dog named Lola helped officers Tuesday find five pounds of meth, one pound of heroin, and a handgun inside a backpack stashed in the trunk of the car.  Three men were arrested on multiple charges, including possession and delivery of heroin.

(Portland, OR)  --  The price of gasoline in the Portland area is slightly higher.  The latest Triple-A survey shows the average for regular is up about a half-cent from yesterday, to three-14 a gallon.  The national average for regular is two-78 a gallon.

(Portland, OR)  --  The reservoirs at Mount Tabor will remain full, after the Portland City Council voted to spend millions to keep them preserved and maintained.  At least four-million dollars will be spent on the reservoirs' maintenance, even after they're disconnected from the city's water system.  The reservoirs will be preserved for beautification purposes.

(Skagit County, WA)  --  Authorities say two bodies have been recovered from the site of a plane crash that was survived by 16-year-old Autumn Veatch of Bellingham, Washington.  The bodies were found yesterday in a rugged area of Skagit County, about a mile north of S-R 20 in the area of Rainy Pass.  No official identification has been made, but the bodies are believed to be those of Veatch's step-grandparents, Leland and Sharon Bowman.  The teen hiked through the woods for two days following the Saturday crash and suffered from dehydration before she was spotted and assisted by two hikers.

(Vancouver, WA)  --  Fire officials are investigating two fires that destroyed three homes in Vancouver.  The first fire broke out in a field on Buena Vista Drive around 5:30 p.m. yesterday, and spread to a nearby house.  The second blaze was reported about two miles away, and burned two homes on Southeast Hillcrest Drive.  Officials say embers from that fire settled into a field and set it ablaze.  There were no injuries resulting from either fire.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police say a man who was critically wounded in a shooting on Southeast Powell Boulevard has died of his wounds.  He's been identified as 19-year-old Anthony Quincy Jackson, Jr.  Investigators say the shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Shalamar Apartments.  No information on possible suspects has been released.

(Hazel Dell, WA)  --  Investigators say the deaths of three people at a home in Hazel Dell are a case of murder-suicide.  Clark County sheriff's deputies say a man shot two women to death yesterday before killing himself at a residence on Northeast 98th Street.  Officials have identified the three as a husband, his wife, and his mother-in-law.  No names have been released.

(Beaverton, OR)  --  A young child is in a hospital, following a near-drowning in a swimming pool in Beaverton.  Officials say the incident happened at the Villa Sport Athletic Club around five o'clock yesterday afternoon.  The child, who's four or five years old, is expected to survive.

(Portland, OR)  --  The city of Portland is hoping to secure a federal grant that would enable it to add three full-time school resource officers.  The city is seeking 375-thousand-dollars from the Community Oriented Policing Services office of the U.S. Department of Justice.  The money would enable the Portland Police Bureau to keep the additional school resource officers on the job for three years.


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