Waring keeper Stam earns national ODP honors

Holly Stam is quickly becoming recognized as the top goalie in the country in her age group. The Ipswich resident, who is a freshman at the Waring School, was selected to the All-Star team at the United States Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program’s Thanksgiving Inter-regional Tournament in Boca Raton, Florida.

Stam, a member of the Region 1 U14 squad, was also chosen Best Goalkeeper for her age group at the seven day tournament. This past summer she was invited to attend the U14 National Training Camp in Portland, Oregon, and based on her performance was selected to go to Costa Rica with the Region 1 team in February.

“There were 18 from each of the four regions of the country at the tournament in Florida,” said Stam. “I knew a bunch of girls there because they had been at the camp in Oregon. The competition was excellent. We played the other three

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Jean DePlacido column: Goalkeeper Stam commits to Duke

Once college soccer coaches saw goalie Holly Stam perform against top level competition, many wanted her on their team. The Waring School rising sophomore made a verbal commitment to Duke last week.

“The two top things I was looking for in a college is a really strong academic school and a good athletic program,” said Stam, who lives in Ipswich. “Duke has both, and once I visited the beautiful campus a couple of weeks ago I knew that was where I wanted to play. They gave me an offer, and I accepted right away.

“I was on my birthday when the coach told me they wanted me to commit, and it was my best present. It feels so good to have that decision made. This is the first time Duke has ever committed to people at the end of their freshman year, and I am the third (freshman) to commit.”

Stam’s friend Mary

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Election 2016: Marijuana initiative not on ballot

PHOENIX — Unable to qualify for the ballot this year, organizers of one of the initiatives to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Arizona are now trying to kill the remaining measure.

Arizonans for Mindful Regulation has quietly shelved its plans to put its

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Driver involved in serious NE Portland crash failed sobriety tests, said his eyes were off the road

Matthew Joseph Nelson 

A driver who hit a sedan Tuesday in Northeast Portland, seriously injuring its driver, failed field sobriety tests and told police his eyes were off the road at the time of the crash, court records show.

Matthew Joseph Nelson, 31, was booked early Wednesday morning into the Multnomah County Detention Center, according to jail records. He was arraigned Wednesday, court records show, and faces seven charges including second- and third-degree assault, failure to perform duties of a driver to an injured person and driving under the influence of intoxicants. 

A witness told a police officer Nelson was traveling at least 60 mph on 33rd Avenue when he hit the car, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Wednesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

The crash happened at 33rd Avenue and Emerson Street, Portland police said in a news release. Nelson was driving a 2004 Cadillac Escalade

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Man seriously injured in NE Portland crash, police say

UPDATE: Driver involved in serious NE Portland crash failed sobriety tests, said his eyes were off the road

Correction appended

A man suffered serious injuries Tuesday night in a Northeast Portland traffic crash, police said.

The man, who was driving a Toyota Corolla, was involved in a crash with a Cadillac Escalade at 33rd Avenue and Emerson Street, Portland police said in a news release. They didn’t provide information about the circumstances that led to the crash.

The Cadillac’s driver and passenger walked away, police said, but police quickly found and detained them nearby. 

The man was taken to a hospital, police said. They didn’t publicly identify him or the two people who they say walked away from the Cadillac. 

Officers responded to the crash around 7:55 p.m. Traffic is affected in the area.

The crash is under investigation.

— Jim Ryan
503-221-8005; @Jimryan015

A previous version of this report incorrectly referred to the sex of a person seriously injured in

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Jenner won’t face charges in Malibu crash that killed woman

LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors declined to charge Caitlyn Jenner on Wednesday in a California car crash that led to the death of another driver, saying there was not enough evidence for a conviction.

Authorities said Jenner was towing an off-road vehicle on a trailer behind a Cadillac Escalade on Feb. 7 when she crashed into two cars, pushing one into oncoming traffic. Driver Kim Howe was killed when her Lexus was hit by a Hummer.

“We believed from the start that a thorough and objective investigation would clear Caitlyn of any criminal wrongdoing,” said Blair Berk, Jenner’s attorney. “We are heartened the district attorney has agreed that even a misdemeanor charge would be inappropriate. A traffic accident, however devastating and heartbreaking when a life is lost, is not necessarily a criminal matter.”

The accident occurred before Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, announced she is transgender and transitioned into her new identity as

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Autofluence Top 10 Pics of the Week – Feb. 12 2016

Here are our Top 10 Pics of the Week for the week of February 12, 2016, selected from photos sent to us by photographers. Please vote for your favorite image by commenting the number in the comments section below, and be sure to visit the photographers’ Facebook pages while you’re at it.

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Caitlyn Jenner likely to face manslaughter charges in fatal crash, officials say (PHOTOS)

LOS ANGELES — Sheriff’s investigators plan to recommend prosecutors file a vehicular manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner for her role in a fatal car crash in February, officials said Thursday.

Investigators found that Jenner was driving “unsafe for the prevailing road conditions” because her SUV rear-ended a Lexus, pushing it into oncoming traffic, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said.

Jenner was hauling an off-road vehicle on a trailer behind her Cadillac Escalade on Feb. 7 when she steered to avoid cars slowing for a traffic light in front of her on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

Jenner’s SUV rear-ended two cars, pushing a Lexus into oncoming traffic and hitting a Prius.

The Lexus driver, 69-year-old Kim Howe, was killed when her car was struck head-on by a Hummer.

The case will be presented to prosecutors for final review next week, Nishida said. The district attorney’s office will determine what charges

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Police identify man killed outside SE Portland Plaid Pantry

Kyle Polk’s family provided this image of the 21-year-old, who was fatally shot shot in Southeast Portland. 

Authorities have identified the man killed Wednesday on Southeast Division Street as 21-year-old Kyle Polk.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that Polk died of a gunshot wound. 

Witnesses said they heard four to five gunshots ring out at Southeast Division Street and 112th Avenue Wednesday afternoon. Polk was found at the door of a Plaid Pantry and died at the scene. 

Police say they don’t know yet what motivated the shooting, bureau spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said in a news release.

It was the second shooting Wednesday in Portland, but Simpson said the shootings don’t appear to be related. It’s the 30th homicide in the city this year.  

Witnesses told police that the suspect or suspects fled Wednesday’s shooting in a large white SUV.

Portland police believe the shooter fled

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Germany could follow Norway and the Netherlands, banning gas & diesel cars

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Last week, we told you about plans to end the sale of gas and diesel vehicles in Norway and the Netherlands by the year 2025. Could Germany follow suit?

At least one government official hopes so, and he’d like to see

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