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(McMinnville, OR)  --  Authorities say a man was shot to death by a sheriff's deputy after fleeing a traffic stop in McMinnville.  Officials say 24-year-old Kevin Lamont Judson of Dayton, Oregon was pulled over by a Yamhill County deputy around 7:30 yesterday morning at the intersection of Highway 99W and Doran Drive.  Authorities say Judson ran to his car and jumped in, after which the deputy shot him.  Officials say Judson was driving a Nissan with an Oregon plate on the back and Montana plate on the front.

(Newberg, OR)  --  Two people are dead, following the crash of a helicopter near Newberg.  Yamhill County sheriff's deputies say the Schweizer 300C went down around 10:15 last night in the area of Northeast Valley and Northeast Dropp roads.  The two people aboard the chopper have been identified, but their names haven't been released.  Investigators will try to determine what caused the crash.

(Wenatchee, WA)  --  Chelan County authorities say it appears the Sleepy Hollow wildfire in Wenatchee, Washington was human-caused.  Officials say there was no lightning present at the time the fire started, and natural causes have been ruled out.  Investigators are trying to determine whether the fire was set accidentally or deliberately.  The fire, which has damaged or destroyed 29 homes, has burned nearly three-thousand acres.

(Portland, OR)  --  There will be no ban on legal fireworks in Multnomah County, despite a burn ban that's in place in most of western Oregon.  However, Portland city officials say there may be a ban implemented if strong winds return to the area and make even legal fireworks too dangerous.  Portland Fire Chief Erin Janssens told KOIN-TV that legal fireworks are safe to use as long as winds are calm, there's no dry vegetation in the area, and there's plenty of water nearby.

(Eugene, OR)  --  Four juveniles will be facing charges in connection with a fire that destroyed historic Civic Stadium in Eugene.  The fire ripped through the depression-era ballpark Monday night, but no one was injured.  Police say the children range in age from ten to 12 and are residents of Eugene.  A news conference will be held later this morning to detail the charges.

(Ridgefield, WA)  --  Authorities say a man whose body was found along a rural dirt road in Clark County is believed to be the victim of a homicide.  The body was spotted early yesterday morning, about two blocks east of I-5 near the community of Ridgefield.  Officials say it appears the body was dumped there after the victim was killed elsewhere.  An autopsy is being conducted to determine the exact cause of death.

(Portland, OR)  --  Drivers are paying about the same for gasoline in the Portland area as they have over the past week.  Triple-A reports the average for regular is about three-14 a gallon.  That's compared to the average of three-97 a gallon for regular at this time last year.

(Portland, OR)  --  A jetskier who vanished Saturday in the Columbia River is now accounted for.  Multnomah County authorities say the body of 25-year-old George Walker was found floating in the river yesterday.  A search was conducted Saturday after Walker disappeared, but his body wasn't spotted until a kayaker saw it floating in the North Portland harbor yesterday afternoon.  An autopsy is being conducted.

(Salem, OR)  --  Possession of an ounce of recreational marijuana for people age 21 and older is now legal in Oregon.  But buying and selling are currently still illegal in the state, as the first state-licensed retail marijuana shops won't open until October 2016.  Bringing in pot from neighboring Washington is illegal under federal law.  State officials are urging Oregonians to wait until October of next year to legally buy their marijuana.

(Wenatchee, WA)  --  Firefighters are making progress in their battle against the Sleepy Hollow wildfire in Wenatchee, Washington.  Officials say the fire is now 47-percent contained, but the number of homes destroyed is now at 29.  The fire had consumed nearly three-thousand acres by yesterday morning.  More than 300 people are involved in fighting the Sleepy Hollow fire.

(Portland, OR)  --  A man who's accused of stalking a Multnomah County deputy prosecutor is behind bars.  Authorities say 53-year-old Shane Vondell Greene is a convicted sex offender who's being held on a parole violation.  Deputy District Attorney Nicole Jergovic told police that Greene followed and harassed her on several occasions after finding out she was a prosecutor.  Greene is also charged with failure to register as a sex offender and possession of methamphetamine.

(Beaverton, OR)  --  Nike founder Phil Knight has plans to step down as chairman of the sporting-goods giant.  Nike has released statements saying Knight, who co-founded the company more than 50 years ago, has recommended that CEO Mark Parker succeed him as company chairman.  Knight says Parker is the "best choice" to chair Nike and has been an outstanding CEO for the last nine years.  Knight, who's 77-years-old, will likely step aside in 2016.

(Portland, OR)  --  Drivers in the Portland area are paying about the same amount at the gas pump as the July 4th holiday gets closer.  Triple-A's latest survey shows the average for regular is about three-13 a gallon, which is only a fraction of a penny higher than a week ago.  Regular gas averages two-76 a gallon nationwide.

(Eugene, OR)  --  Civic Stadium in Eugene is considered a total loss, after a fire ripped through the historic structure.  The stadium was built in 1938 as a WPA project during the great depression, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.  About 38 fire units were involved in battling the two-alarm blaze yesterday evening.  No injuries were reported, and investigators are trying to determine how the fire started.

(Portland, OR)  --  Authorities say a man was shot and killed by police officers outside the WinCo Foods in Northeast Portland.  The shooting happened late Sunday night, when Allen Bellew was wounded after reportedly pointing a pistol at the officers.  Medics who arrived at the scene minutes later pronounced Bellew dead.  Police say the gun Bellew pointed at the officers turned out to be a starter pistol.    

(George, WA)  --  An autopsy is to be performed today on the body of 22-year-old Beau Brooks of Portland, who died during the Paradiso music festival at the Gorge Amphitheater.  Authorities say Brooks was found unresponsive several hours after he got separated from his group at the festival.  One person died at the Paradiso festival in 2013 after overdosing on the drug known as Molly.

(Portland, OR)  --  A suspect is in police custody, following a deadly stabbing at an apartment complex in East Portland.  A man in his 50s is accused of stabbing a man in his 20s to death yesterday at the Seven Gables Apartments on Southeast 122nd Avenue.  "The Oregonian" reports the suspect was known to police and was taken to a hospital for treatment of heat-related issues.  No names have been released.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has a new chief of staff.  Josh Alpert is replacing Gail Shibley, who is moving on to a position with the Oregon Youth Authority.  Alpert was brought in by Hales after the 2012 election to advise the then-mayor-elect on policy.  Alpert served as interim chief of staff when Shibley was out of town.

(Wenatchee, WA)  --  Officials report the Sleepy Hollow wildfire in Wenatchee, Washington is ten-percent contained, but not before destroying two-dozen homes.  A cardboard recycling facility and two other businesses in downtown Wenatchee were also destroyed.  More than 100 structures are under threat after the wildfire scorched about three-thousand acres.  There have been no injuries reported, but hundreds of residents in the area are being urged to evacuate.

(Portland, OR)  --  Prices at the gas pump are holding steady in the Portland area.  Triple-A reports the average for regular is virtually unchanged from yesterday, at about three-14 a gallon.  That's about a penny-and-a-half higher than a week ago and a dime a gallon above the average at this point last month.

(Molalla, OR)  --  Three people are in critical condition, after a car plunged over an embankment by the Molalla River.  Clackamas County sheriff's deputies say it appears alcohol was a factor in the crash, which happened late yesterday afternoon.  Authorities say the car dropped about 40 feet to the riverbed after traveling along South Molalla Forest Road.  Deputies say the three young men who were injured are from Newberg.

(Newport, OR)  --  A 64-year-old Tigard man is dead, after going on a fishing trip near Newport.  Oregon State Police say Richard Enderle [[ EN-der-lee ]] was fishing for halibut about 24 miles out to sea when he apparently had a medical episode around ten o'clock yesterday morning.  His companions aboard the boat called for help, and Enderle was taken to the Yaquina Bay Coast Guard Station, where he was pronounced dead.

(Tigard, OR)  --  A motorcyclist is dead, following a crash on Highway 99 in Tigard.  The wreck happened around 3:30 p.m. yesterday at the intersection with Walnut Street.  A stretch of Highway 99 was restricted to one open lane in each direction as the on-scene investigation was conducted.  The name of the motorcyclist hasn't been released.

(Ketchikan, AK)  --  Officials say all nine people aboard a sightseeing plane died when the aircraft crashed yesterday afternoon in southeast Alaska.  Authorities say the eight passengers aboard the plane had sailed on a cruise ship that departed Seattle earlier this month.  Officials with Seattle-based Holland America say the crash happened about 20 miles northeast of Ketchikan.  The eight passengers had sailed on the Westerdam, which left Seattle on June 20th.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland-area fuel prices are up slightly.  Triple-A reports the average for regular is about three-13 a gallon, a half-cent higher than yesterday.  The national average for regular is two-78 a gallon.

(Salem, OR)  --  A Salem man is facing charges after being accused of beheading his mother's cat.  Sheriff's deputies say Rudi Espinoza told them he decapitated the animal because it was "evil and nosy."  The dead cat was found yesterday in a house on Shawnee Lane Southeast in Salem.  Bail for Espinosa is set at 100-thousand dollars.

(Gresham, OR)  --  Multnomah County sheriff's deputies are investigating, after a 13-year-old boy drowned in the Sandy River.  Officials say Aaron Peters of Port Angeles, Washington was pulled from the river at Oxbow Regional Park in Gresham yesterday.  Authorities say Peters was swimming with a Native American leadership group around 3:30 yesterday afternoon when he disappeared under the surface.  He was pulled out about 20 minutes later and was taken to Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

(Hillsboro, OR)  --  A Hillsboro man is dead after losing control of his pickup truck.  Authorities say 52-year-old Patrick Michael Conley crashed into an oak tree yesterday morning, after traveling along Northwest Jackson School Road at about 60 miles per hour.  Washington County sheriff's deputies say Conley was alone in the pickup at the time of the crash.

(Portland, OR)  --  Triple-A reports gasoline prices in the Portland area are flat from yesterday.  The average is three-13 for a gallon of regular, which is a nickel a gallon above the average of a week ago.  The national average for regular is two-78 a gallon.

(Salem, OR)  --  Twenty-five tenants are looking for other living quarters, after a fire ripped through an apartment building in Salem.  The three-alarm blaze broke out around 5:20 yesterday afternoon at the complex on Northeast Satter Drive.  Officials say the fire damaged or destroyed eight units, but no one was injured.  Investigators are trying to determine what started the fire.

(Salem, OR)  --  Police say a teenager who drowned in the Santiam River was a recent graduate of West Salem High School.  Authorities say 17-year-old Blayk Wallace was pulled from the water Monday after disappearing beneath the surface while swimming with friends at Salmon Falls Park.  Witnesses began CPR, but Wallace died later at a hospital.

(Tigard, OR)  --  A 76-year-old woman is being hospitalized, after being hit by a car that crashed into the Tigard Post Office.  The wreck happened yesterday afternoon at the Postal Service office on Southwest Main Street.  Police say a 76-year-old woman who was in the post office suffered injuries not considered life-threatening.  Authorities say the 64-year-old driver won't be charged.

(Oregon City, OR)  --  A firefighter is being treated for a head injury he suffered while battling a house fire in Oregon City.  The occupant of the home was able to get out safely after the blaze started yesterday afternoon in the 16-thousand-300 block of Oak Valley Drive.  Officials say a large piece of sheetrock fell and hit the firefighter during the operation.  The cause of the fire hasn't been determined.

(Portland, OR)  --  Bail is set at two-point-75-million dollars for a man who's accused of sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl.  Police say 48-year-old Robert Lee Hill was babysitting the victim for a family he knows in Southeast Portland.  Hill is facing multiple charges, including two counts of first-degree rape.  Multnomah County prosecutors are also accusing Hill of trying to get his wife to provide false testimony.

(Portland, OR)  --  The City of Portland needs to exercise greater oversight when it comes to paying for goods and services.  That's according to a new report from City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero.  Director of Audit Services Drummond Kahn told KOIN-TV the city isn't measuring the overall level of competition, even though the city provides an environment for open competition.  The report also says there's evidence of minority and gender disparity in city contracting.

(Portland, OR)  --  Prices at the gas pump are still increasing in the Portland area.  Triple-A reports the average for regular is a penny higher than yesterday, at three-13 a gallon.  It's also seven cents above the average at this time last week.

(Olympia, WA)  --  Governor Jay Inslee wants human remains known as Kennewick Man transferred to Washington's Native American tribes.  DNA evidence recently linked the 85-hundred-year-old remains, which were discovered in Kennewick in 1996, to Washington tribes.  The governor has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to return the remains to the tribes for suitable reburial.  Inslee says it's time to respect the tribes' repeated requests for repatriation.

(Portland, OR)  --  Trial is underway for a man accused of shooting his brother to death in Portland.  Mickey Omega Rolin was arrested following the Christmas Eve 2013 shooting death of Terry Lee Rolin.  Police say it appears the shooting stemmed from a fight between the two men.  Mickey Rolin has a criminal history that includes nine felony convictions.

(Woodburn, OR)  --  Marion County sheriff's deputies believe alcohol was a factor in a crash that killed a 27-year-old woman.  She's been identified as Sabrina Guerra of Salem, who died Friday after being ejected from an SUV.  The driver, Wesley Thomas Hastings, lost control of the vehicle on a rural road near Woodburn.  Hastings is facing charges that include second-degree manslaughter and DUII.

(Salem, OR)  --  Marion County sheriff's deputies say a 17-year-old boy drowned in a tributary of the Santiam River.  Authorities say the teen went under water and didn't resurface while swimming around 2:40 yesterday afternoon at Salmon Falls Park east of Salem.  The boy was pulled from the water by witnesses, who began CPR.  He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

(Portland, OR)  --  A man who's accused of raping and kidnapping a woman he met online is behind bars.  Police say 22-two-year-old Jameson K. Hedges of Portland lured the woman to his apartment last month after making her think she was going on a job interview.  Authorities say Hedges sexually assaulted the victim until she was able to escape.  Hedges is facing multiple charges, including rape, kidnapping, robbery, and fourth-degree assault.

(Portland, OR)  --  A woman is being treated for a head injury after she was hit by a car in Northeast Portland.  Police say the woman may have been looking down at her cell phone while crossing near the intersection of Northeast 24th Avenue and Glisan yesterday afternoon.  She was hit by a driver who was making a turn as she walked well outside the nearest marked crosswalk.  She's expected to recover from her injuries.

(Portland, OR)  --  Prices at the gas pump are slightly higher.  Triple-A reports the Portland-area average for regular rose a fraction of a cent from yesterday, to just over three-12 a gallon.  That's seven cents higher than the average of a week ago.

(Portland, OR)  --  Officials say a brush fire that broke out on Sauvie Island was human-caused.  The Sauvie Island Fire Department says wind carried debris from a campfire on a nearby beach, sparking the blaze Saturday.  A Portland Fire Department boat assisted in extinguishing the fire.  No injuries or structure damage were reported.

(Milwaukie, OR)  --  Sheriff's deputies say the death of a man whose body was found in a house in Milwaukie is being investigated as a homicide.  Clackamas County authorities say the body of 25-year-old Alexander Lee Mosbey was found around 9:45 p.m. Saturday at the home in the 14-thousand block of Briggs Street.  KATU-TV reports Mosbey had been arrested days before, and also had a felony charge that dated back to 2013.  No suspects have been identified in Mosbey's Death.

(Portland, OR)  --  Triple-A reports higher fuel prices in the Portland area.  The average for regular gas is about three-12 a gallon, which is seven-and-a-half cents a gallon above the average of a week ago.  The national average for regular is two-79 a gallon.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police say a bomb threat prompted last night's lockdown of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.  The lockdown went into effect shortly after eleven o'clock, following a report of a mentally-ill man making threats about having a bomb.  "The Oregonian" reports the number of police units on the scene had dwindled by around midnight.  Portland Police Bureau Sergeant Greg Stewart said there appeared to be no bomb, but officers were working to ensure that everyone was safe.

(Skamania, WA)  --  Police say three people died and three are injured, as a result of a head-on crash on S-R 14 in Skamania County.  Washington state troopers say a pickup truck crossed the center line Saturday night and slammed into an oncoming minivan.  Police say both drivers and a seven-year-old boy in the minivan died at the scene.  A woman and two other children are being hospitalized in Portland.  One of the kids is listed in critical condition.

(Cornelius, OR)  --  Bail is set at a quarter-million dollars for a man who's accused of threatening workers at an equipment yard with a 12-inch knife.  Washington County sheriff's deputies say workers who arrived Saturday morning at the Frontier Communication equipment yard in Cornelius saw a number of the equipment trucks had been opened and items from them stockpiled in several locations.  Officials say the suspect was seen hiding on the property and pulled out the Bowie knife when confronted.  Deputies later arrested the man in a wooded area by a nearby Fred Meyer.

(Portland, OR)  --  The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Portland is among many churches across Oregon and Washington to honor the victims of a mass shooting at a South Carolina church last week.  Members of the Bethel congregation wore black ribbons at yesterday's service in memory of the nine victims at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  A candle was lit at Bethel for each victim, and one each was lit for peace and justice.

(Portland, OR)  --  A one-year-old child is listed in critical condition after falling from a fourth-floor window.  Portland Fire & Rescue officials say the baby fell yesterday afternoon at a home in the 36-hundred block of Southeast 28th Avenue.  She's being treated at Oregon Health & Science University.

(Portland, OR)  --  A motorcyclist competing at the Portland International Raceway is being treated for critical injuries following a crash.  Officials say the man was participating in Thursday Night Motorcross last night, when he was thrown off his motorbike and into a pole.  He's in critical condition at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.  A woman who was a spectator at the event was hit during the crash, but is listed in stable condition.

(Spokane, WA)  --  Former Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who resigned Monday during a racial-identity scandal, is no longer a member of the city's Police Ombudsman Commission.  The Spokane City Council voted to remove Dolezal from the panel, following an internal investigation into misconduct that targeted her and two other volunteer commissioners.  One of those investigated, Kevin Berkompas has resigned from the commission, and the third, Adrian Dominguez, will be given a chance to respond to the investigation's findings.  The "Spokesman-Review" reports Dolezal never responded to letters from Spokane Mayor David Condon asking her to resign.

(Castle Rock, WA)  --  A five-year-old boy is listed in critical condition, after he and an eleven-year-old girl were pulled from the Cowlitz River.  Officials say both kids were floating on an inner tube in the river yesterday when they fell off and struggled to stay afloat.  The girl was rescued after grabbing onto a stump, and the boy was pulled from the river after he had drifted about a half-mile downstream.  The boy's condition is listed as critical, but the girl is expected to be okay.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police are investigating, following reports of shots fired near Lloyd Center.  Witnesses reported hearing several gunshots and seeing a group of men running south on Northeast 12th Avenue from Lloyd Boulevard.  Investigators say they've found evidence of gunfire, but haven't come across any victims.  Anyone with information helpful to the investigation is being asked to call the police non-emergency line, at 503-823-3333.

(Happy Valley, OR)  --  A Happy Valley man is facing multiple charges, following a deadly crash at a stop light.  Police say a car driven by Alexander Delucia crashed into six cars at the light yesterday after exiting I-205 at Southeast Sunnyside Road.  A person inside one of the cars that was hit, Sheilah Krause, was injured and later died at a hospital.  Delucia is facing charges that include manslaughter, felony DUII, reckless endangering, and reckless driving.

(Portland, OR)  --  Triple-A reports higher prices at the gas pump in the Portland area.  The average for regular is up two cents from yesterday, now standing at three-10 a gallon.  That's nearly eight cents a gallon above the average of a week ago.

(Salem, OR)  --  A proposed resolution to ask Oregon voters to give the Legislature impeachment powers is likely to die in committee.  "The Oregonian" reports the resolution was drafted in response to the influence-peddling investigation that forced the resignation of Governor John Kitzhaber.  A spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum of Portland says there are no plans to schedule the bill.  Oregon is the only state in the union that has no process for impeaching and ousting its governor or other statewide elected officials.

(Eagle Creek, OR)  --  Two people are being hospitalized after a crash in Clackamas County.  Authorities say the wreck happened around three p.m. yesterday on Highway 224 near Eagle Creek.  A car went out of control and rolled into a ditch, trapping a man inside the vehicle.  The man was airlifted to a hospital after being extricated from the car.  A woman was also injured.

(Longview, WA)  --  A 70-year-old man is being treated for serious injuries after a concrete wall collapsed on top of him at a bark company in Longview.  The man, who's reported to be a company executive, had to undergo surgery.  Officials say workers were stacking three-thousand-pound barrier blocks on uneven ground, when the sand beneath the blocks gave way and caused them to fall on the victim's legs.

(Portland, OR)  --  A resolution adopted by the Portland City Council aims to reduce the number of traffic-related deaths in the city.  The council has approved the "Vision Zero" resolution, which calls on Portland to adopt a goal of zero traffic fatalities by 2025.  Twenty-eight people died in traffic crashes in Portland in 2014, and ten have died so far this year.  A 150-thousand-dollar grant will be provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation to help develop the plan.

(Portland, OR)  --  The investigation continues into a house fire that left a woman dead in Southeast Portland.  The blaze was reported around 11:15 Tuesday night at a house in the 99-hundred block of Southeast Division.  A man was rushed to a hospital after suffering smoke inhalation.  No names have been released so far.

(Portland, OR)  --  Drivers in the Portland area are paying more today for gasoline.  Triple-A's latest survey shows a gallon of regular averaging three-oh-eight a gallon, two cents higher than yesterday.  It's also about six-and-a-half cents a gallon above the average of a week ago.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police are looking for a sex offender who's described as having a history of violent behavior.  Authorities say 56-year-old Dennis John Davis, who's wanted for a parole violation, removed his electronic monitoring device after he was released from prison Friday.  Davis is described as white, five-feet-nine, 197 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes, and police say he may have shaved his head.  Anyone seeing Davis is asked to call 911.

(Salem, OR)  --  Deen Castronovo, drummer for the rock group Journey, is facing a domestic dispute-related charge in Salem.  Authorities say police were called to Castronovo's home Sunday morning and he refused to come out, but he surrendered after officers entered the house.  Officials say Castronovo is accused of threatening to seriously injure the victim.  Castronovo made a ten-thousand-dollar donation earlier this year to South Albany High School after the school's band room was destroyed by an arsonist.

(Hockinson, OR)  --  Authorities say one of two Clark County inmates who slipped away from a work crew in Hockinson is back in custody.  Police are still on the lookout for 44-year-old Randall Jacob Marlow, who fled the work crew with 33-year-old Donald William McLain yesterday.  McLain was found and apprehended last night.  Marlow is described as five-feet-nine, 147 pounds, with blue eyes, brown hair, and numerous tattoos on his arms.

(New York, NY)  --  Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal says she's not sure her white parents are her real parents.  In an appearance on NBC's "Today" show, Dolezal said she hasn't had a DNA test and says there's no biological proof that Larry and Ruthanne Dolezal are her father and mother.  Her parents have said that Rachel is white and has been passing herself off as black for years.  Rachel Dolezal resigned Monday as NAACP chapter president in the midst of controversy over her racial identity.

(Portland, OR)  --  The chief of staff for Mayor Charlie Hales is moving on to another government position.  Gail Shibley will take a position with the Oregon Youth Authority as the assistant director for business services.  Shibley, who's a former state lawmaker, is expected to begin her new job by mid-July.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis in July.  The "Portland Tribune" reports Hales is one of 16 mayors from around the world invited to meet with the pontiff.  The mayor's office says Hales is slated to discuss climate change and human trafficking as part of a global conference in Vatican City.  The conference is scheduled for July 21st.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police are looking for a man accused of lewd behavior at Washington Park.  The Police Bureau has posted photos of the man believed to be involved in multiple cases of lewd behavior, vandalism, and "offensive littering" at various locations throughout the park.  Authorities say the man hasn't threatened or approached anyone in the park and appears to be alone during his acts of lewdness.

(Portland, OR)  --  The price of gasoline is rising in the Portland area.  Triple-A reports the average for a gallon of regular is about three-oh-six, a penny higher than yesterday's average.  It's also more than four cents a gallon above the average of a week ago.

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland police are still investigating a crash that killed one pedestrian and injured another on the Burnside Bridge.  Authorities say 36-year-old George Ben Carlson of Northeast Portland died after being hit by a vehicle that drove up onto a sidewalk on the bridge Sunday afternoon.  Thirty-five-year-old Bridget Larrabee suffered serious injuries that aren't considered life-threatening.  The driver, 59-year-old Douglas Walker of Beaverton, cooperated with the police investigation.

(Portland, OR)  --  No injuries are being reported, following a fire that damaged an apartment building in Southeast Portland.  Investigators say the blaze started around three p.m. yesterday in the balcony of a second-floor unit and spread into the attic of the building in the 14-thousand block of Southeast Stark Street.  Three units sustained significant damage, and three adults and a child have been displaced.

(Clackamas, OR)  --  A man in his 20s is listed in critical condition, after he and another swimmer were rescued yesterday from the Clackamas River at Riverside Park.  Authorities say neither swimmer was wearing a life jacket, and were pulled from the water after bystanders saw them struggling yesterday afternoon.  The second swimmer, who's in his teens, is listed in satisfactory condition.

(Salem, OR)  --  House Speaker Tina Kotek says she's moving forward with a plan to raise Oregon's minimum wage to 13 dollars an hour over the next three years.  That's nearly four dollars more than the current minimum wage of nine-25 an hour.  Kotek's bill would also repeal a state law that pre-empts local minimum-wage increases.  The minimum-wage hike, if passed, will begin January 1st with an eleven-dollar minimum, rise to 12 dollars in 2017, and to 13 dollars in 2018.


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