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(Clackamas, OR)  --  Authorities say they haven't identified any suspects in a double murder at a home in Clackamas County.  The bodies of Lance Estler Fisher and Brenda Jean Roe Schumacher were found Wednesday in a home at the Hearthwood Village Mobile Home Park in Clackamas.  Officials report the victims died of homicidal violence, but the specific causes of death haven't been given.  Deputies say Schumacher was the manager of the mobile home park.



(Linn County, OR)  --  Oregon State Police are investigating a head-on collision that left a Wilsonville woman dead.  Authorities say 32-year-old Camille Nelson was driving west on Highway 20 in Linn County around 2 p.m. yesterday when she crossed the center line and crashed into the eastbound school bus.  Nelson died at the scene.  Several people aboard the bus, which was carrying the Sheldon High School soccer team, suffered minor injuries.
 



(Seattle, WA)  --  A new indictment returned against Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley outlines additional federal charges.  The "News Tribune" reports the superseding indictment, which was handed up yesterday, contains allegations that Kelley tried to launder money and evade federal taxes as recently as March 15th, the day before federal agents raided his home.  The number of criminal counts against Kelley now totals 17, including charges that he stole millions of dollars from customers of the title company he operated.



(Salem, OR)  --  A Marion County judge is refusing to perform same-sex marriages.  Circuit Court Judge Vance Day is being investigated by the Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability because he won't perform marriages between partners of the same sex.  A spokesman for Day told KATU-TV that the judge is a Christian and his religious beliefs don't allow him to perform same-sex marriages.  The investigation will be followed by a hearing if charges are filed, after which a recommendation will be made on the case to the Oregon Supreme Court.
 



(Aloha, OR)  --  Washington County authorities are looking for a suspect, after a 16-year-old was stabbed during an attempted robbery.  Deputies say the attacker tried to steal the victim's cell phone and scooter during the August 30th robbery attempt in the area of Southwest Kinnaman Street and 182nd Avenue in Aloha.  The two struggled, and the victim was stabbed in the chest.  Deputies describe the suspect as being 17 to 20-years-old with darker skin, about five-feet-seven with short dark hair, wearing earrings, a gray jacket, and black pants.
 



(Washougal, WA)  --  An effort is underway to help the Vancouver Police Department purchase a new K-9.  Washougal Mayor Sean Guard has launched an effort to raise money to help the police department replace Ike, a K-9 that was stabbed six times by a suspect Tuesday and was later euthanized.  Guard says he hopes the fund drive will give people an indication that something good can come out of an unfortunate circumstance.  Guard, who launched the effort on his Facebook page, is hoping to raise 15-thousand dollars for the cause.



(Portland, OR)  --  Gas prices continue to decline as the Labor Day weekend looms.  Triple-A reports the Portland-area average for regular is two-80 a gallon, a penny-and-a-half below yesterday's average.  It's also nearly eight cents a gallon cheaper than a week ago.
 



(Vancouver, WA)  --  Officials say a man who's accused of stabbing a Vancouver police K-9 to death was wanted for assaulting a woman.  Jacky Karuo is now facing charges including harming a police dog and criminal impersonation.  Authorities say Karuo was running from police Tuesday when he was apprehended by the dog named Ike, but the animal was stabbed about a half-dozen times.  Police say Ike's injuries were too extensive for him to survive, and he was euthanized.



(Clackamas, OR)  --  Sheriff's deputies are investigating the deaths of two people in Clackamas as a double murder.  The bodies of a man and a woman were found yesterday morning, inside a home at a Hearthwood Drive mobile-home park.  Autopsies will be conducted this morning on the bodies, whose identities haven't been released.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  A new report issued by the Portland Police Bureau shows the number of gang-related incidents in the city is on the rise.  Sergeant Pete Simpson says the Gang Enforcement Team responded to 121 incidents of gang violence as of September 1st, setting a new record.  Officials say most of those incidents involved gunfire.  Police say if more people cooperate with investigations instead of withholding information, it will go a long way toward curbing gang violence in Portland.



(Aloha, OR)  --  Washington County authorities continue to investigate a seven-car crash that left a Hillsboro woman dead in Aloha.  She's been identified as 20-year-old Cassandra Stolzenberger, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles hit in the chain-reaction crash.  Sheriff's deputies say a truck pulling a trailer crashed into vehicles that were stopped in traffic Tuesday night on T-V Highway near Southwest 185th.  Four people suffered life-threatening injuries, and three others who were injured are expected to survive.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police say a man who stole two vehicles and led officers on a chase was captured with help from a phone-tracking app.  Authorities say officers chased the man yesterday as he drove a Geo Tracker along I-205, but lost track of him.  The suspect ditched the car and then stole a Subaru from a woman at a gas station near Portland International Airport, but he later abandoned that vehicle.  Police say the 28-year-old suspect was apprehended later in the day with help from the app on the victim's iPhone, which she had left in the car.



(Okanogan County, WA)  --  Firefighters are making more progress against the largest wildfire in Washington state history.  Officials say the Okanogan Complex fire, which has burned 123 homes, has shrunk to 148-thousand acres and is 45-percent contained.  The Chelan Complex fire is 55-percent contained and is down to under 94-thousand acres.  That fire has burned 21 homes.



(Portland, OR)  --  Gasoline prices in the Portland area are still on a steady fall.  Triple-A reports the average for regular is two-81 a gallon, a penny-and-a-half below yesterday's average.  It's also about eight-cents cheaper than a week ago.
 



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A man is behind bars after being accused of stabbing and critically wounding a Vancouver police K-9.  Authorities say Jacky Chan Karuo was chased by the dog, named Ike, while running from police near Fruit Valley Road yesterday evening.  Officials say when Ike caught up with the suspect, the dog was stabbed.  The dog underwent surgery last night, and Karuo was booked into the Clark County Jail on multiple charges.



(Undated)  --  An analysis issued by Allstate Insurance Company shows the average driver in Portland is involved in a traffic crash once every six-point-nine years.  That's about 45 percent more often than the national average of once every ten years.  The Allstate "Best Drivers Report" is based on claims filed with the insurer.  Portland ranks 183rd out of 200 cities on the "Best Drivers" list.



(Lebanon, OR)  --  Linn County authorities have a Lebanon man in custody in a child-pornography case.  Sheriff's deputies say 33-year-old Matthew Thomas Schuler is facing 103 counts related to child pornography.  Schuler is accused of downloading and sharing child-porn images.  Officials say a search of Schuler's home turned up a number of digital devices.
 



(Aloha, OR)  --  One person is dead and at least six others are injured, following a seven-vehicle crash on Tualatin Valley Highway in Aloha.  The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened last night at the highway's intersection with Southwest 185th Avenue, when a truck pulling a trailer plowed into two lanes of stopped traffic.  Deputies say the crash killed a 20-year-old Hillsboro woman, but her name hasn't been released.  Firefighters treated at least a half-dozen people at the scene.



(Seattle, WA)  --  A firefighter who was critically injured when three of his fellow firefighters were killed in the Okanogan County community of Twisp last month is reported to be improving.  Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Lyon of Puyallup is said to be responding well to treatment after suffering burns to 60 percent of his body.  Lyon was injured after the vehicle carrying the firefighters crashed while they were battling the Okanogan Complex fires on August 19th.  His physician, Doctor Tom Pham, says he expects Lyon to spend another two months at Haborview Medical Center in Seattle but eventually make a full recovery.
 



(Vancouver, WA)  --  A Vancouver Police Department K-9 that was stabbed after chasing a suspect has died after undergoing surgery.  Authorities say domestic-violence suspect Jacky Chan Karuo was chased by the dog, named Ike, while running from police near Fruit Valley Road yesterday evening.  Officials say when Ike caught up with the suspect, the dog was stabbed several times.  Karuo was booked into the Clark County Jail on multiple charges.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland-area gasoline prices are lower.  Triple-A's latest survey shows the average for regular is just under two-83 a gallon, down about a penny-and-a-half from yesterday.  It's also about eight-cents below the average of a week ago.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police say they've arrested a multiple offender who was found with a loaded gun and narcotics.  Authorities say 55-year-old Mark Anthony Storey was arrested Saturday in North Portland.  Officials say Storey had been reported to have displayed the gun and made threats at the Elks Lodge.  Police say Storey was carrying a fully-loaded, nine-millimeter semi-automatic pistol and two baggies, one containing meth and the other cocaine.



(Forest Grove, OR)  --  A teacher at a Forest Grove middle school is facing charges, after being accused of being in possession of meth and patronizing a prostitute.  "The Oregonian" reports Mike Maraia, who's a math teacher at Neil Armstrong Middle School, was stopped by police and found to be in possession of three grams of meth.  Authorities say Maraia was with a young woman, with whom he admitted to have planned to pay for sex.  Maraia has been placed on paid administrative leave.



(Jefferson, OR)  --  The mayor of the small Oregon town of Idanha is facing drug-related charges, following a traffic stop.  Marion County sheriff's deputies say Mayor Cletus Moore was pulled over for a driving violation, and a subsequent search of his vehicle found methamphetamine.  Officials say Moore and his passenger, Christopher Kosack, were booked at the Marion County Jail, then released.  Both are to appear in court on September 28th.



(Seattle, WA)  --  A move is underway in the Seattle City Council to allow drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft to have collective bargaining rights.  Councilmember Mike O'Brien is introducing the proposal, saying ride-share drivers have complained they make well below the minimum wage once expenses are tallied.  But there are concerns about the legality of the proposal because drivers are contractors and not employees.  The proposal is slated to get its first hearing tomorrow.





(Beaverton, OR)  --  Six people are looking for new living quarters, after a fire ripped through an apartment complex in Beaverton.  Officials say the fire was reported shortly after one a.m. Sunday at the building on Southwest 125th Avenue near Hall Boulevard.  Everyone inside was able to get out of the complex safely.  Investigators are trying to determine what caused the blaze.



(Salem, OR)  --  Officials say a suspicious package found at the Oregon Department of Justice in Salem was found to be harmless.  Authorities say the package, which arrived around 2:30 yesterday afternoon at the building on Court Street Northeast, contained a white powder, which was found not to be toxic.  An Oregon State Police HazMat team was sent in and the third floor of the building was quarantined, but the all-clear was given later in the afternoon.



(Oregon City, OR)  --  A man is recovering at a hospital, following a crash that sent his SUV into the Willamette River south of Oregon City.  Oregon State Police say the crashed happened around 9:38 yesterday morning, when the SUV was sideswiped along northbound Oregon 99E by another vehicle.  The SUV went off the road and into the river.  Sixty-three-year-old Dale Harold Kingman of Oregon City was pulled from his vehicle and taken to a hospital, where he's listed in fair condition.  The driver of the other vehicle wasn't injured.



(Portland, OR)  --  Portland-area fuel prices continue to fall.  Triple-A reports the average for regular is two-84 a gallon, a half-cent lower than yesterday.  It's also more than eight cents a gallon cheaper than a week ago.
 



(Okanogan County, WA)  --  Officials are reporting the area covered by the Okanogan Complex wildfire in north-central Washington is shrinking.  The fire had reached more than 304-thousand acres at its peak, but officials say it's now down to less than 145-thousand acres.  Containment of the complex is now at 30 percent.



(John Day, OR)  --  Officials say the Canyon Creek Complex of wildfires near John Day is now 49-percent contained.  The fires have burned more than 101-thousand acres.  About 760 people are involved in fighting the fires, which have destroyed at least three-dozen homes.  After Saturday's high winds, conditions were improved for firefighters yesterday as they worked to keep the flames from spreading.



(Aloha, OR)  --  Aloha police are looking for a missing 14-year-old boy who's said to be endangered.  Giovanni Garcia-Delgado was reported missing around 3:30 yesterday afternoon from his home.  Family members say the teen suffers from anxiety and has recently indicated he could do harm to himself.  Giovanni Garcia-Delgado is described as standing five-feet-two, weighing 110 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair, last seen wearing a black T-shirt, blue jeans, and black-rimmed glasses.  Anyone knowing his whereabouts is asked to call 911.



(Damascus, OR)  --  A Clackamas County sheriff's deputy is recovering from a broken leg after his patrol car was hit in a crash on Highway 212.  Authorities say an 18-year-old veered into the oncoming lane and hit the patrol car near Southeast Rust Way in Damascus around 6:50 yesterday morning.  The teen had no apparent injuries.  Deputy Garrett Grimm suffered a hairline fracture to his left fibula and had cuts on his face.



(Portland, OR)  --  Most Portland General Electric customers have their power back, after nearly 27-thousand lost electricity during Saturday's windstorms.  Officials say less than 400 customers are still experiencing outages.  Crews have been working through the night to get all power restored, but PGE says some residents may be without power well into the morning.



(Wenatchee, WA)  --  A fund that's been set up by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is assisting the families, friends, and colleagues of three U.S. Forest Service firefighters who died while battling the Okanogan complex of wildfires in Washington.  Twenty-year-old Tom Zbyszewski , 26-year-old Andrew Zajac, and 31-year-old Richard Wheeler died in Twisp on August 19th when their truck crashed down an embankment as they tried to escape the flames.  Thousands gathered yesterday at the Toyota Center in Wenatchee, about 90 miles from where the firefighters died, to honor the men.  At least 80 vehicles took part in a procession leading to the service.



(Portland, OR)  --  Gas prices in Portland are still steadily declining.  Triple-A's latest survey shows the average for regular is a penny lower than yesterday, at two-85 a gallon.  That's about nine cents a gallon cheaper than a week ago.



(John Day, OR)  --  The Canyon Creek Complex fire is getting larger.  Officials say the huge wildfire, located near John Day, has scorched 134 square miles, an increase of 15 percent since Tuesday.  The Canyon Creek fire started as two separate lightning-caused fires on August 12th, and has destroyed at least 39 homes and 50 other structures.



(Salem, OR)  --  A Santiam Correctional Institution inmate who escaped Monday from a work crew in Salem is back behind bars.  Officials say William Arch Beebe walked away from the work detail near Richmond Elementary School around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.  Beebe was arrested yesterday in Salem.



(Portland, OR)  --  Prices at the gas pump are still heading down in the Portland area.  Triple-A reports the average for regular is about two-88 a gallon, down a penny-and-a-half from yesterday.  It's also more than eight cents a gallon below the average of a week ago.



(Atlanta, GA)  --  New figures issued by the Centers for Disease Control show about two-thirds of toddlers in Washington state receive their vaccinations on time.  Officials say the trend means many kids in the state are at risk of getting preventable diseases, such as measles and whooping cough.  The CDC says last year, about 67 percent of children had been fully vaccinated by age three.  However, the agency says the coverage rate for the hepatitis B birth-dose vaccine in Washington was nearly 80 percent, which exceeded the national rate.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Effective immediately, St. Mary's Academy in Portland has a new employment policy.  The school's board has voted unanimously to add "sexual orientation" to its equal employment opportunity policy, following controversy over the school withdrawing a job offer it made to a woman who's gay.  School president Christina Friedhoff says St. Mary's, an all-girl Catholic private school, is a "diverse community that welcomes and includes gay and lesbian students, faculty, alumnae, parents and friends."  "Willamette Week" quoted Lauren Brown as saying the school withdrew its offer to hire her as a school counselor after she told an administrator she's gay.



(Portland, OR)  --  A man accused of embezzling five-thousand-dollars from a Portland nonprofit is facing charges.  Prosecutors say 53-year-old Kevin Robert Gifford stole the money from the David Douglas Historical Society while serving as the organization's treasurer.  Gifford appeared in court yesterday and pleaded not guilty.  The David Douglas Historical Society is reported to be closing its doors, saying the embezzlement left it on unstable financial ground.



(Portland, OR)  --  Officials say three fires have been intentionally set at the same building in Gresham in a period of 48 hours.  The third fire took place around 5:30 yesterday morning at the building in the 18-thousand-500 block of East Burnside.  Gresham Fire Battalion Fire Chief Jason McGowan told KOIN-TV transients have been known to sleep inside the vacant building.  No injuries have been reported in any of the three fires.  
 



(Okanogan County, WA)  --  Officials say firefighters are making some progress in containing the Okanogan Complex wildfire in north central Washington.  The fire is now 17 percent contained, but has destroyed 40 homes and at least 45 outbuildings so far.  About 77-hundred homes are reported to be under some level of evacuation.  More than 13-hundred people are engaged in battling the fire.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police are investigating a crash that left a woman dead in Northeast Portland.  Authorities say the woman lost control of her vehicle and slammed into a tree around ten o'clock last night in the five-thousand block of Northeast Mallory Avenue.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.  Her name hasn't been released.



(Portland, OR)  --  Gasoline prices continue to fall in the Portland area.  Triple-A reports the average for a gallon of regular is down two cents from yesterday, to two-89 a gallon.  That's eight-cents a gallon below the average of a week ago.



(Clackamas, OR)  --  Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a three-alarm fire that damaged a commercial building in Clackamas.  Officials say the blaze was reported around 5:30 yesterday afternoon at the building in the 15-thousand-800 block of Southeast Piazza Avenue.  The fire was confined to a business that makes devices for extracting teeth.  No one was injured.



(Salem, OR)  --  About 125 National Guard troops will be deployed later today to help fight wildfires across Oregon.  Governor Kate Brown has mobilized the troops to assist depleted firefighting forces.  The Guard troops completed basic field training yesterday, and will back up first-responders and focus mainly on extinguishing hot spots.  Another 250 National Guard troops are beginning training for deployment this weekend.



(Marysville, WA)  --  The state of Washington is in need of qualified 911 dispatchers.  The Washington State Patrol says a shortage of operators is leading to longer wait times for those in need.  Trooper Mark Francis told Q-13 that WSP is actively recruiting qualified dispatchers, with candidates required to pass a thorough background check and a polygraph test.  Those interested in finding out more can log on to wsp.wa.gov/employment.



(Portland, OR)  --  Family members say former Multnomah County Commissioner Tanya Collier has died after dealing with health issues for several years.  Collier, who also served as a Metro councilor and Oregon Nurses Association labor negotiator, died Friday.  She was also an advocate for women's rights and marched in support of the Equal Rights Amendment.  Collier was 68 years old.



(Klamath Falls, OR)  --  Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah is the subject of a criminal investigation by the state.  "The Oregonian" quotes sources as saying Skrah is being investigated for use of excessive force, including allegations the sheriff punched a suspect who was handcuffed.  Seven of the county's 30 deputies have also been placed on leave.  Skrah was elected sheriff of Klamath County in 2012.



(Beaverton, OR)  --  A Beaverton motorcycle officer is recovering after being hit by a car while responding to a report of a crash.  Officer Ryan Mills was hit around 9:30 a.m. yesterday in the area of Southwest Denney Road and Southwest 103rd Avenue.  He was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.



(North Plains, OR)  --  A parole fugitive who shot a detective and killed a Hillsboro Police Department K-9 in 1997 is back in custody.  Authorities say Reiner Schmolling, Jr. was tracked down by K-9 units and apprehended yesterday in a wooded area near North Plains.  Schmolling was being sought after it was learned he was involved in a fight with another man Monday.  He's now being held in the Washington County Jail.



(Portland, OR)  --  The price of gasoline in Portland continues to fall.  Triple-A reports the average for regular is two-91 a gallon, down a penny from yesterday.  It's also about seven cents a gallon below the average of a week ago.
 



(Portland, OR)  --  Sheriff's deputies say a body recovered Saturday from the Columbia River is that of a Portland man.  Officials say 62-year-old Gregory Loren Whitlock was swimming in the river near a cabin cruiser west of the Suttle Road Moorage when he drowned around 4:35 Saturday afternoon.  Deputies say another swimmer who was with Whitlock was not successful in keeping him from slipping below the surface.  The drowning has been ruled an accident.



(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is being treated at a hospital, after being wounded in a shooting at a Portland park.  Witnesses reported hearing a number of gunshots around noon yesterday in the area of Northeast 6th Avenue and Alberta Street.  Police say a 20-year-old woman was sitting with two men on a park bench when she was shot in the hand by someone in an SUV.  Authorities say the suspect is an African-American male who was in a light-colored, smaller-model SUV with several other men.



(Portland, OR)  --  Investigators are trying to find out what caused a fire at Portland's Harrison Park School.  The fire was reported around 2:07 yesterday afternoon at the school in the 22-hundred block of Southeast 87th.  Firefighters arrived and found there was a small fire in one of the walls, and quickly extinguished the blaze.  Harrison Park School serves students in grades K-through-eight.



(Twisp, WA)  --  Officials say the Okanogan Complex has grown to be the largest wildfire in Washington state history.  The five wildfires are reported to be covering more than 400 square miles, slightly more than last year's Carlton Complex fires.  The Okanogan fire is reported to be about ten-percent contained, but is still threatening five-thousand homes.  The National Weather Service says a Red Flag warning will continue for much of central Washington through this evening.



(Milwaukie, OR)  --  Police say alcohol may have been a factor in the death of a pedestrian in Milwaukie.  Authorities say 44-year-old Stephanie Chestnut was hit by a car as she tried to cross Highway 99 E Sunday night near Holly Avenue.  Chestnut died later at a hospital.  Oregon State Police say it's possible Chestnut was drinking prior to the crash.



(Gresham, OR)  --  Police have a Gresham man in custody after he was accused of setting a fire at an apartment building.  Authorities say the fire was started Saturday in a vacant unit in the 800 block of Northeast 162nd, but didn't cause much damage.  Police say that when they arrested 29-year-old Michael Paul Downey, they also found he was carrying a meth pipe.  Downey's bail is set at 255-thousand-dollars.



(Portland, OR)  --  Bail is set at a half-million dollars for a man accused of assaulting and killing another man at Portland International Raceway.  Fifty-year-old Michael Taylor is facing charges of manslaughter and assault in the July death of 61-year-old Anthony Mancuso.  Mancuso died in a hospital, the day after being punched by Taylor.  Officials say Mancuso died not from the punch, but from the ensuing fall that fractured his skull.



(Portland, OR)  --  Triple-A reports another decrease in Portland-area fuel prices.  The average for regular is down more than a penny from yesterday, to about two-93 a gallon.  That's six-and-a-half cents below the average at this time last week.



(Portland, OR)  --  A 56-year-old man is in custody, following a stabbing in North Portland.  Police say Clarence Dorn stabbed 30-year-old Robert Alexander in the neck after accusing him of stealing potato chips from a child's plate.  Alexander was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.  Dorn is facing an assault charge.



(Salem, OR)  --  Another 250 National Guard troops will begin training this week to assist in firefighting efforts across Oregon.  Governor Kate Brown announced the action Saturday after activating 125 Guard members earlier last week.  Most of the Willamette Valley and Columbia Gorge are under a thick haze from winds blowing smoke from the wildfires.  The haze is expected to linger through today, and people with respiratory issues are urged to stay indoors.



(Okanogan County, WA)  --  Sixteen large wildfires that are burning across central and eastern Washington are covering an estimated 920 square miles.  More than 200 homes have been destroyed and another 12-thousand remain under threat.  Smoke is lifting over some areas of north-central Washington, but fire officials warn that smoke often works as a ceiling on fire activity and when it lifts, fire activity often increases because of decreased humidity and rising temperatures.  Three firefighters who were injured where three others were killed near Twisp are now recovering at home, but a fourth remains in a Seattle hospital.



(Portland, OR)  --  A motorcyclist is dead, following a crash involving a pickup truck in North Portland.  Portland police say the crash happened around 8:30 last night in the 61-hundred block of North Marine Drive.  The motorcyclist died at the scene, and the driver of the pickup suffered traumatic injuries but is expected to survive.  The crash remains under investigation.



(Fairchild AFB, WA)  --  Firefighting efforts in central and eastern Washington will benefit from an infusion of new equipment and fresh personnel from federal sources.  The "Spokesman-Review" reports a new firefighting mobilization center was established yesterday at Fairchild Air Force Base.  The base will be the staging area for 20 large fire engines and ten water tankers from Utah, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado.  About 200 National Guard members will undergo critical fire training and be sent in to relieve fatigued firefighters.
 



(Hood River, OR)  --  Officials say a 75-year-old hiker who got lost in the Mount Hood National Forest last week is now safe.  David Bullock and his wife were hiking together on a trail from Laurence Lake, but got separated around noon Thursday.  Bullock, along with the couple's three dogs, were found in good condition yesterday afternoon.  Bullock, who's an experienced hiker, says he survived on stream water and stayed warm by staying in a shelter he built.
 



(Aloha, OR)  --  Authorities continue to investigate a deadly fire at an Aloha duplex.  The fire, which happened Saturday night in the 19-thousand block of Teddy Rose Court, left a man dead.  An autopsy is being conducted to determine the exact cause of his death.  Three people in the adjoining unit were displaced by the fire, of which investigators are trying to determine the cause.



(Portland, OR)  --  The price of gasoline is still heading down in the Portland area.  Triple-A reports the average for regular is down a half-cent from yesterday, to just under two-94 a gallon.  That's a nickel a gallon below the average of a week ago.



(Portland, OR)  --  Police say gunshots that were fired in North Portland caused a driver to swerve and crash into a pole.  The shooting happened around eight o'clock last night in the area of North Vancouver Avenue and Holman Street.  Police say the driver suffered injuries related to the crash, not gunfire.  The suspect was seen in a white car that sped away following the shooting. 
 


(Forest Grove, OR)  --  Forest Grove police are looking for a 72-year-old man who's legally blind and endangered.  Authorities say Franklin Raymond Kitchen walked away from his home in the 38-hundred block of Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove late Wednesday night.  Police say Kitchen, who just moved to the area from California and is unfamiliar with his surroundings, may be using public transportation.  Kitchen is described as having long, white hair and a beard, standing five-feet-ten, weighing 130 pounds, and was last seen wearing camouflage cargo shorts and a buttoned-up shirt.   
 


(Twisp, WA)  --  The U.S. Forest Service is investigating the deaths of three firefighters who were battling the Twisp River fire in Washington.  They've been identified as 20-year-old Tom Zbyszewski [[ buh-SHEV-skee ]], 26-year-old Andrew Zajac [[ ZAY-jak ]], and 31-year-old Richard Wheeler.  Officials say the men's vehicle crashed and was overtaken by the flames before they could escape.  Another firefighter who was seriously injured, Daniel Lyon of Puyallup, remains in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. 
 


(Salem, OR)  --  A man who's considered armed and dangerous is being sought in connection with a stabbing in Salem.  Sheriff's deputies say 20-year-old Carlos Miguel Martin stabbed another man in the four-thousand block of Northeast Lancaster Drive yesterday.  The victim is being treated at a hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening.  Martin is described as Hispanic, five-feet-six, weighing 130 pounds, and last seen wearing a black shirt and black shorts. 
 


(Tonasket, WA)  --  The entire town of Tonasket, Washington is under mandatory evacuation orders as the Okanogan [[ OH-ka-NOG-un ]] Complex of fires continues to burn.  Residents of the Okanogan County town have been advised to take shelter at Brewster High School.  Long stretches of S-R 20 and U.S. Highway 97 remain closed.  Officials say dry, warm conditions continue, and a red-flag warning remains in effect through eleven o'clock tonight. 
 

 

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