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2 Beaverton police officers shoot, kill man on roof

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A Beaverton police spokesman says two officers have shot and killed a man standing on a roof.

Officer Mike Rowe said Tuesday the man was waving a gun and pointing it at people from his position on the roof.

Rowe says officers tried to talk to him but weren’t successful and the man “became an active threat.”

Beaver Acres Elementary School is across the street from the shooting scene and there is also a high school about a block away.

The schools were placed on lock-down for about an hour. No students were hurt.

The identity of the man has not yet been released.

The officers will be placed on paid administrative leave during an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

Their names have not yet been released.


23-year-old man sentenced in sex abuse of OSU student

(Information from: Gazette-Times,

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A man convicted of sexually abusing a female Oregon State University student when she was still a minor has been sentenced to five months in jail.

The Gazette Times reported Tuesday that 23-year-old Isaac James Granberry was sentenced after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual abuse.

The Corvallis man initially faced additional charges of rape before reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.

Granberry and the victim were in a relationship while she was attending OSU in 2014.

Granberry said in court that there was no evidence he committed any crimes. He says he agreed to the plea deal because he was worried about the potential prison sentence if he were to be found guilty at trial.

First-degree rape carries a mandatory minimum sentence of about eight years in prison.



Eugene to vote on extending homeless programs indefinitely

(Information from: The Register-Guard,

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Officials in the city of Eugene are set to vote on whether to make permanent two pilot programs that provide homeless people with a safe place to sleep.

The Register-Guard reports that residents urged city councilors during a public hearing on Tuesday to continue allowing the programs.

The “rest stop” program was approved by the council in September. The city estimates the program has since provided temporary shelter to more than 300 people and helped get about 90 people into permanent housing.

The “dusk-to-dawn” program is managed by St. Vincent de Paul and offers a place for homeless people to sleep overnight. The city says it has also served more than 300 people to date.

The City Council will decide on the programs Monday.



Officer whose patrol car hit pedestrians identified

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Vancouver police officer involved in crash in which two pedestrians were hit Saturday has been identified.

Vancouver Police said in a news release Tuesday that officer Greg Zimmerman was driver of the patrol car that collided with two people walking in a crosswalk at the intersection of Evergreen Boulevard and Columbia Street.

Police say Zimmerman was heading west on Evergreen and made a left turn when he hit two pedestrians who were crossing Columbia Street in the crosswalk.

Police say both pedestrians, 50-year-old Karyn Cassle of Portland, Oregon and 59-year-old Sue Ryland of Vancouver were taken to the hospital for minor injuries. They were treated and released.

Police are investigating.


Oregon man accused of luring, sex assault of teen

(Information from: KTVZ-TV,

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A central Oregon man has been arrested on suspicion of arranging a sexual encounter with a 15-year-old at a hotel.

KTVZ-TV reports that the 43-year-old man was arrested at his Prineville home Tuesday. He faces several luring and sex abuse charges and is expected to make his first appearance in court on Wednesday.

Bend police say the suspect met the teen online and arranged the meeting with the juvenile in January.

Authorities learned of the alleged sexual encounter last week.

The suspect remains held on $800,000 bail.



Vancouver police: Son began trying to dismember mom’s body

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Vancouver Police say a 45-year-old man killed his mother at her Vancouver home last week and tried to dismember her before he was arrested.

Kenneth Moore appeared in Clark County Superior Court Tuesday and was ordered held on $5 million bond on investigation of murder.

In a probable cause affidavit, a Vancouver police detective said Leisa Holt’s body was found Friday next to cutting instruments and household cleaning chemicals, indicating Moore had “begun attempts to dismember” her.

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office says the 60-year-old woman died of multiple head injuries.

Holt’s boyfriend called police Friday after he went to her home and was confronted by Moore. The affidavit says officers went to check on Holt and Moore pointed a rifle at one officer’s head.

SWAT officers were dispatched to the home and Moore was taken into custody. Holt’s body was discovered in the home.

Messages left with Moore’s lawyer were not immediately returned.


Study: Savings possible by shutting down nuclear power plant

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new study says Pacific Northwest ratepayers could save hundreds of millions of dollars if the Bonneville Power Administration and Energy Northwest close the region’s only commercial nuclear power plant and replace its output with renewable energy.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the Portland-based McCullough Research consulting firm estimated savings from $261.2 million to $530.7 million over 10 years due to historically low renewable energy prices.

The report on the plant in Richland, Washington was commissioned by the anti-nuclear group Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Energy Northwest, a public utility consortium that operates the plant, is criticizing the report.

It says saying the plant had set generating records in four of the past five years.

Bonneville says the plant’s power-generating capacity is critical when water conditions are low.


Oregon ACLU condemns police actions at Portland protest

(Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive,

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon says Portland police officers used “shameful” tactics to control a downtown protest.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Portland police arrested seven adults and cited six juveniles during Monday’s protest, which was called “Not My Presidents Day.” Among those arrested or cited were a 66-year-old woman and a 14-year-old boy.

Police say they also a limited amount of pepper spray and that officers fired non-lethal shots.

Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson says the response was necessary to keep unruly protesters in check.

The ACLU condemned the actions in a series of seven tweets, saying the “indiscriminate violence against Portlanders was shameful.” The nonprofit called on Mayor Ted Wheeler to revise crowd-control strategies.



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