A suburban Portland mall remains closed while crime scene experts detail the shooting that left three people dead and one wounded and sent Santa and thousands of shoppers running. Clackamas County sheriff's Sgt. Adam Phillips says the shooter was a man in his 20s who apparently fired at random before taking his own life at the Clackamas Town Center. Police say there's no known connection between the gunman and the man and woman who were killed and the young woman who was wounded in a Portland-area mall. The victims are identified as Cindy Ann Yuille, age 54, a resident of northeast Portland and Steven Mathew Forsyth, age 45, of West Linn. The third victim -- Kristina Shevchenko, a juvenile -- survived the attack and is now being treated for her injuries at OHSU's trauma center.
The Oregon Department of Human Services latest report on elder abuse carries few surprises but does list the top two forms of abuse and financial abuse is number one. The report is a compliation of data taken from cases reported last year and indicates for those elderly who choose to stay in their own home instead of a licenced care center that they should guard against their own friends and family or suffer from financial abuse seeing years of savings and pension benefits ending up in someone else's pockets.
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a cup of tea and traditional holiday plum pudding in the festively decorated Flavel House Museum. This year's "Tea and Plum Pudding" will be held daily from 1-4 PM, December 15th to the 23rd, and December 26th to the 30th, 2012.
For the next three nights members of the Astoria Fire Department will be driving through neigborhoods in town in decorated fire trucks looking for canned food donations. The annual food drive is literally a drive with trucked decorated with Christmas lights and playing holiday tunes as members of the department gather non-perishable food items from the public. Read more to see the parade schedule.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will take public comment on a proposed plan to eliminate commercial gillnet fishing for salmonin the main channel of the Columbia and make further restrictions on sturgeon fisheries on the lower Columbia River at a meeting Dec. 14-15 in Olympia.
Sunday morning at approximately 11:20 a.m. Seaside Police responded to Radio Shack after a male subject had stolen a Kindle Fire from a display case. Employees of the store said there were four people who entered the store and while dealing with two of the people, the suspect grabbed the Kindle Fire and put it under his shirt leaving the store. When the information was provided to other officers, one of them remembered seeing four people in a white Pontiac not far from the theft.
The Washington State Patrol is asking the public's help in providing information on the events leading up to a two car injury, hit and run collision that occurred on November 30th , 2012. The collision occurred at 1:53 p.m. on Friday, November 30, on State Route 12 westbound at mile post 20 prior to the 3rd St. off ramp. Victim vehicle was a Gray 2003 Dodge Caravan.
Gov. John Kitzhaber says he's calling the Oregon Legislature into session next week to pass a special tax break for large Oregon businesses with Nike mentioned as one of those that could otherwise leave the state instead of expanding in Oregon.
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