The Washington State Patrol says the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon has collapsed, dumping vehicles and people into the water. Trooper Mark Francis said the four-lane bridge collapsed about 7 p.m.
Wednesday’s Washington County power surge — in addition to knocking out power to about 15,000 customers — also ruined electronics, appliances, furnaces, even dishwashers at a number of Sherwood homes.
People are advised to avoid contact with the water near Portland’s Morrison, Burnside, Fremont and Hawthorne bridges through Friday — after more than 2,400 gallons of sewage overflowed from a public toilet and heavy rain taxed outfall pipes.
A Beaverton police officer appeared in court Thursday to face charges he raped a child, another in a series of legal run-ins for the man.
From bike paths, to pedestrian bridges, rail and public transportation, leaders of this public agency say they’re working to better serve communities in a cross-transportation, “multi-modal” way.
The Independent Police Review is releasing its annual report on the Portland Police Bureau. The report lists 413 community complaints about police conduct.
Hillsboro Police Sgt. Bruce Kelley, a TriMet transit police supervisor, admitted spreading the syrup this past August to deal with continuing issues at the busy Willow Creek platform in Hillsboro.
Prosecutors have charged Rafel Ramos-Trejo, 27, with two counts of first-degree child neglect because he is accused of having his two kids, ages 1 and 3, in the vehicle during the suspected drug deals.
In one of their most dramatic choices in a century, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to ease a divisive ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted into the nation’s leading youth organization.
Gabriel Kearns left his house in North Portland’s Irvington neighborhood without saying a word to his family, police said in a release.