BEAVERTON, Ore. (KOIN) -- Two days after Beaverton's school levy passed, those in the Beaverton school district had about 500 more reasons to cheer.
It's the highlight of the spring for kids in Beaverton's special-education program: their annual track and field day. Even without being the fastest runner or the highest jumper, there were victory smiles everywhere at the Beaverton High School track Thursday.
Those putting on the event raised more than a thousand dollars, so every child would go home with a medal.
"When we put medals over their heads, they are so excited," said an organizer. "They wear their medals. I have a kid who wears their medal all year."
The record-setting cold temperatures continues to grip Oregon, freezing and bursting pipes, keeping cars from starting and forcing administrators to announce closures on Sunday.
Citing nearly a foot of snow and frigid temperatures, officials from Oregon State University announced their main campus will be closed on Monday -- even though it is the first day of finals week.
A Multnomah County deputy who stopped on the Fremont Bridge to help a disabled motorist was injured when a car lost control on an icy spot and hit the guard rail.
Police cars were damaged in two separate incidents when drivers ran into them, one by a suspected drunk driver, the other by a man fleeing in stolen car.