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

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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
jryan@oregonian.com
503-221-8005; @Jimryan015

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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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Four injured in crash near Dallas – The Oregonian

Four people were injured in this crash north of Dallas Friday afternoon.

A 92-year-old man was critically injured Friday when he attempted to drive across Oregon 22 north of Dallas and was struck by an oncoming vehicle, the Oregon State Police reported.

At about 2:40 p.m., Kenneth Klinton Keyt of Amity had stopped his 1993 Cadillac DeVille at Perrydale Road and Oregon 22. With his 88-year-old wife, Evelyn Violet Keyt, in the passenger seat, Keyt attempted to drive across the highway when his car was struck by a westbound 2007 Toyota Camry driven by Michael R. Rodak of Providence, Utah.

Kenneth Keyt was taken to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis in critical condition. Evelyn Keyt was taken to Salem Hospital with non-critical injuries, authorities said.

Rodak and an unidentified passenger were also taken to Salem Hospital with non-critical injuries.

The highway was closed in both

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Couples coping with infertility face uphill battle

At 13, Erica Brongo learned that a congenital heart defect and pulmonary hypertension meant carrying a child to term would risk her life.

The news didn’t matter much to her then, but now Brongo is 31 and has been researching surrogacy options for two years.

She and her boyfriend of four years have scheduled an appointment with a genetic counselor to learn more about freezing embryos for a potential surrogate. It feels good to move forward, to have something to do while waiting for the child they want.

Then, the financial reality hits:

It will cost about $10,000 to freeze embryos, and surrogacy could easily cost $50,000 after all fees and insurance costs, which have risen recently, are considered.

“It stresses me out,” says

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Woman accused of renting hotel rooms in Portland, Gresham using fraudulent credit cards

A 36-year-old woman is accused of using fraudulent credit cards to charge numerous night stays at Portland and Gresham hotels and attempting to rent a Cadillac through a fraudulent Hertz Gold Plus Reward membership, according to court records.

Gresham police arrested Jennifer Marie Johnson, who also goes by the last name Martin, on July 8.

Jennifer M. Johnson, 36 

Johnson was set to be arraigned Friday morning on a 15-count indictment, charging her with nine counts of identity theft, five counts of second-degree theft and one count of unauthorized use of a vehicle.

The alleged offenses occurred between April and May.

On April 5, she’s accused of charging $195.62 to a fraudulent credit card to stay at the Ramada Inn in Portland.

A few weeks later, on April 28, she’s accused of charging $118.13 to a fraudulent credit card to stay at the Quality Inn in Gresham.

On May 8,

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Caitlyn Jenner unlikely to face jail time if convicted in crash

LOS ANGELES — Caitlyn Jenner could face up to a year in jail on a vehicular manslaughter charge if she is convicted but jail time would be unlikely, an accident reconstructionist says.

Sheriff’s investigators found Jenner was driving unsafely when she caused a chain-reaction crash that killed a woman last February, officials said Thursday.

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 was unable to stop in time and her SUV rear-ended two cars, pushing a Lexus into oncoming traffic and also hitting a Toyota Prius. The Lexus driver, 69-year-old Kim Howe, was killed when her car was struck head-on by a Hummer.

Daniel W. Vomhof, an accident reconstructionist, said the additional weight from towing a loaded trailed makes it more difficult to

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