Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A fire on Mount Hood’s skirts is being
fanned by strong winds. Officials say it has burned nearly 4,000
acres and is nearing electricity transmission lines. The blaze is
one of four large fires in the state that’s being driven by warm
weather. The fires have cast a smoky cast that obscured views of
the Cascade Mountains over the weekend.
TIGARD, Ore. (AP) – A Tigard police officer crashed into a house
while responding to call. The Oregonian reports that the resident
of the home was not injured. The officer and two occupants in the
car suffered non-life threatening injuries.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -Multnomah County authorities say four
missing rafters were found after spending the night on the Sandy
River’s banks. They were floating from Dodge park to Oxbow park on
the river. A couple found them as they searched for their dog near
a campsite yesterday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police say a gang shooting that
left six teenagers injured was “nothing short of an ambush.” The
city’s assistant police chief says the shooting was “not a random
act.” KGW-TV reports that police are looking for two men accused
of firing into a crowd of people before fleeing on foot Friday
night. The victims were all boys between the ages of 13 and 16 and
a gang outreach worker says some were Jefferson High School
football players. Authorities say they concerned about the
potential for retaliation.
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