2211 NE 139th St., Vancouver WA
A 25-year-old man was jailed after allegedly spraying a man in the face with pepper spray and stealing his laptop Sept. 11. The victim was selling his laptop on Craigslist when authorities say he met the alleged attacker at Salmon Creek Hospital’s parking lot.
4550 N Interstate, Portland OR
Here’s one silver lining from the crappy housing market: A bunch of vacant homes adjacent to North Interstate Avenue were such eyesores that Portland firefighters got to torch them for “burn and learn” training exercises.
112 4th Ave., Portland OR
Old Town and Chinatown businesses hosted a free block party Sept. 12 to raise money toward the estimated $30,000 cost of resurrecting the 40-foot sign for the old Hung Far Low restaurant.
Sylvan Highlands
1849 SW 58th Ave., Portland OR
About 30 West Sylvan Middle School students used cell phones to contact parents and school officials when their bus driver began behaving strangely Sept. 10. Students said the driver weaved in and out of lanes, then pulled over on Broadway Drive due to “mechanical failure.&rdquo
SE 92nd & Cora St., Portland OR
Multiple recent acts of vandalism against Portland-area churches are now under investigation. One of the victims is Pilgrim Lutheran Church, where vandals broke a window and fed a running garden hose in, flooding the building.
I-5, at Lower Boones Ferry Rd. , Tigard OR
An early morning crash Sept. 12 closed down northbound lanes on I-5. One person died after crashing a 2001 Saab into the back of a semi truck exiting the freeway. The car flipped and caught on fire.