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  • Wednesday evening Portland-area commute: Crash on I-84 west at 60th Ave.

    The latest Portland traffic updates for Wednesday night.

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    PORTLAND, 6:35 p.m.: Interstate 84 west at 60th

    The left westbound lane of I-84 is blocked by a crash. Traffic backed up to 82nd Ave. and growing.

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    PORTLAND, 5:18 p.m.: Marquam Bridge southbound

    A stall is blocking a southbound lane of Interstate 5 south at the beginning of Marquam Bridge.

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    TriMet warns of 20 minute delays of the Green and Yellow MAX lines due to mechanical issue. They hope to return to normal by 6:30 p.m. tonight.

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    PORTLAND, 5:09 p.m.: Interstate 405 south

    A crash is blocking the left southbound lane of I-405 near Glisan St.

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    Reports of traffic signals out around the Capitol Highway/Beaverton Hillsdale Highway junction. Treat them as stop signs.

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    PORTLAND, 4:30 p.m.: Interstate 5 north at Macadam

    A stall is blocking the right northbound lane of I-5 approaching the Marquam Bridge. Traffic backed up to Multnomah Blvd.

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    We hit 90+ degrees today so all MAX lines will run a bit slower than normal.

    Highway 217 is slow from Highway 26 to Oleson Road. Don't see an incident to blame.

    Follow the Oregonian's commuting alerts on Twitter: @TrafficPortland

  • The state's top quarterbacks and running backs; the latest on Malcolm Porter, son of Trail Blazers great Terry Porter

    Here are the five most-viewed high school sports items on OregonLive for Tuesday, July 28.

    Here are the five most-viewed high school sports items on OregonLive for Tuesday, July 28:

    1. Poll: Which running back is Oregon's most intriguing for 2015?


    2. Poll: Which quarterback is Oregon’s most intriguing for 2015?


    3. Malcolm Porter developing ball handling, midrange game as college interest picks up


    4. Conner Mitchell's stay at Lake Oswego is brief, as the running back standout returns to Oregon City


    5. Oregon's most intriguing high school football players 2015

  • Tuesday evening Portland-area commute: Crash on I-84 east at 33rd Ave.

    The latest Portland traffic updates for Tuesday night.

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    PORTLAND, 5:38 p.m.: Interstate 84 east at 33rd Ave.

    A crash is blocking the left eastbound lane of I-84 at 33rd Ave. Traffic backed up to I-5.

    TIGARD, 5:31 p.m.: Highway 217 north

    Looks like a crash on HWY 217 north at Scholls Ferry Road. Traffic backed up to Interstate 5.

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    PORTLAND, 4:03 p.m.: Interstate 84 west ramp to Interstate 5 south

    A crash is blocking the I-84 west ramp to Interstate 5 south. I-84 west is jammed back to Cesar Chavez Blvd. CLEARED.

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    Eastbound traffic on Marine Drive is slow trying to merge on to Interstate 5 due to a crash.

    Also of note: Two northbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed tonight through Thursday between Southwest Capitol Highway to Spring Garden Road for paving improvements. Look for those closures starting at 8 p.m.

    Follow the Oregonian's commuting alerts on Twitter: @TrafficPortland

  • Molalla River schools chief out of the hospital after motorcycle crash with deer

    Tony Mann, 46, Molalla River superintendent since 2012, was riding his motorcycle from his home in West Linn to visit his in-laws in Bend when he collided with a deer Friday afternoon, Salitore said. Mann was rushed by Life Flight helicopter ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center – Bend.

    Tony Mann.jpgSuperintendent Tony Mann 

    Molalla River School Superintendent Tony Mann has been released from the hospital after a motorcycle crash with a deer in the Cascade Range Friday.

    "He's doing great," said Michael Salitore, director of supported education for the school district. "I just spoke to him today."

    Mann, 46, Molalla River superintendent since 2012, was riding his motorcycle from his home in West Linn to visit his in-laws in Bend when he collided with a deer Friday afternoon, Salitore said. Mann was rushed by Life Flight helicopter ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center - Bend.

    Salitore said Mann recovered quickly from what initially were assessed as critical injuries. However, he said he did not know specifically what injuries Mann suffered.

    He said Mann would be spending a couple of weeks with his wife, Allison, recuperating at his in-laws' home before returning to work. Meanwhile, Salitore temporarily will handle duties as district superintendent.

    Salitore said he was not sure which highway Mann was traveling on when the crash occurred. Oregon State Police were unable to confirm Mann's route.

    Before taking the Molalla River School District post, Mann served as assistant superintendent in the Reynolds School District. In addition, he previously taught in the Tigard-Tualatin School District, as well as at the University of Portland and Mount Hood Community College.

    -- Rick Bella rbella@oregonian.com

    503-294-5915; @southnewshound

  • Suspected serial purse-snatcher nabbed by Gresham police

    Police suspect Tyler Matthew Hodge, 39 of Boring, in six daytime robberies at either Fred Meyer or WinCo Foods in Gresham since June.

    A suspected serial purse snatcher was nabbed by Gresham police on Tuesday.

    They suspect Tyler Matthew Hodge, 39, of Boring in six incidents dating back to June.

    The most recent robbery was at 11:45 a.m. Monday. A woman told police her purse was grabbed from her cart as she was loading groceries into her car in the parking lot outside the Fred Meyer store at 2497 S.E. Burnside Road in Gresham.

    Tyler Matthew Hodge.jpgTyler Matthew Hodge, 39 

    Hodge was arrested just east of the store after police saw a purse in his vehicle. Investigators said Hodge used one of the victim's credit cards in the Minute Mart at 1555 N.W. Orient Drive and then went into the Lucky Deli next door, where he was taken into custody without incident.

    Hodge faces allegations of six counts of robbery and one count of theft. Investigators said evidence of previous robberies led to accusations in those cases as well.

    Hodge matched the suspect description in those cases. The robberies all occurred at the Fred Meyer or WinCo Foods at 2511 S.E. First St. in Gresham. They happened during the day and in a similar manner. And, in previous cases, the suspect also used the victims' credit cards at the Minute Mart.

    The robberies for which they suspect Hodge:

    • 5:15 p.m. June 17 at Fred Meyer.
    • 3:20 p.m. June 18 at Fred Meyer.
    • 3:55 p.m. June 19 at WinCo Foods.
    • 12:10 p.m. July 15 at Fred Meyer.
    • 3:18 p.m. July 20 at WinCo Foods.
    • 11:45 a.m. July 28 at Fred Meyer. 

    -- Lynne Terry

    lterry@oregonian.com

    @LynnePDX

  • SE Foster Road set for repaving in Clackamas County, including night work

    While most of the paving work will take place during the day, nighttime paving also is scheduled from 6 p.m. Friday, July 31, to 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. The traffic signal at Foster Road and Oregon 212 will be turned off that night, replaced by flaggers from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    A stretch of Southeast Foster Road will be repaved from the Clackamas-Multnomah county line south to Oregon 212 through the end of August.

    While most of the paving work will take place during the day, nighttime paving also is scheduled from 6 p.m. Friday, July 31, to 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. The traffic signal at Foster Road and Oregon 212 will be turned off that night, replaced by flaggers from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    In addition to daytime work, crews also will be striping the nights newly paved areas on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 10 and 11.

    The nighttime work is intended to increase safety for travelers and road workers, and to save money by finishing the project faster.

    In addition to adding a new overlay to Foster Road, the following three side roads are being rebuilt with a cement-treated base, then paved with asphalt:

    • Hemrich Road
    • Troge Road
    • Vogel Road

    Daytime paving is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday - Friday, with occasional Saturday work scheduled as needed. There may be delays in the area throughout the project. Travelers are encouraged to use other routes whenever possible.

    For more information, email project manager Vince Hall, call him at 503-742-4650, or visit the project website.

    -- Rick Bella rbella@oregonian.com

    503-294-5915; @southnewshound

  • State highway officials warn of delays on U.S. 26 west through Boring area

    Road crews have closed the right westbound lane east if Milepost 17. Some motorists could experience delays as long as 20 minutes.

    Delays are expected Wednesday for motorists westbound on U.S. 26 in the Boring area, southeast of Gresham.

    Road crews have closed the right westbound lane east if Milepost 17.  Some motorists could experience delays as long as 20 minutes.

    Motorists are advised to use caution and follow traffic directions where crews are working.

    For traffic updates, call 511 or visit the Oregon Department of Transportation's TripCheck website.

    -- Rick Bella rbella@oregonian.com

    503-294-5915; @southnewshound

  • Let canine Spike Lee direct the household: Pets for Adoption July 28 (photos)

    Adorable adoptable pets with actor, director, cartoon character and musical instrument names.

    Big floppy dogs. Small shy kittens. Rascally rabbits. Which is perfect for your temperament, your lifestyle, your floor space?

    Finding the right pet is never easy, but across the Portland area a passel of agencies is ready to help you find the right cat, dog or other adoptable animal for your home zoo. Each week, we present a photo sampling of the animals available with information supplied by the shelter or agency putting them up for adoption.

    Find more on the pets and other adoption choices at:

    -- Compiled by Vickie Kavanagh

    vkavanagh@oregonian.com
    503-294-5913; okavkid

  • Monday evening Portland-area commute: Stall on Highway 26 west in Vista Ridge Tunnel

    The latest Portland traffic updates for Monday night.

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    PORTLAND, 5:56 p.m.: Highway 26 at the tunnel

    A stall is blocking the middle westbound lane of Highway 26 at the Vista Ridge tunnel. Traffic getting on to Highway 26 is really jammed both ways on I-405.

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    VANCOUVER, 5:21 p.m.: Interstate 205 north

    Looks like a crash on I-205 north just before State Route 500. Traffic backed up to Glenn Jackson Bridge.

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    PORTLAND, 4:28 p.m.: Powell Blvd. near Cesar Chavez Blvd.

    Eastbound traffic on Powell is slow from Cesar Chavez back to about Milwaukie Ave due to a crash.

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    Two northbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed Monday through Thursday between Southwest Capitol Highway to Spring Garden Road for paving improvements. Look for those closures starting at 8 p.m.

    Also of note:

    Work on the Sellwood Bridge has parts of Southeast Sixth Avenue closed south of Tacoma Street. Work will last until Friday.

    Follow the Oregonian's commuting alerts on Twitter: @TrafficPortland

  • Multnomah and Clackamas shelters offer volunteer orientation sessions this week

    If you've got some extra time during these dog days of summer and would like to use it to assist animals, the county shelters could use your help. This week, Multnomah County Animal Services and Clackamas County Dog Services both offer volunteer orientations for anyone interested in learning about how they can get involved.

    If you have some extra time during these dog days of summer and you'd like to use it to help animals, this week brings two opportunities.

    Multnomah County Animal Services invites anyone interested in learning about volunteer and foster opportunities to an orientation Tuesday evening.

    People are needed for a variety of positions, including shelter volunteers, who help find homes for adoptable animals, take dogs out for walks and potty breaks or other jobs around the shelter.

    You could also opt to serve as a foster caretaker, providing short-term care for kittens, puppies, mothers with babies, sick or injured pets, under-socialized pets or those in hospice care.

    The Troutdale shelter could use volunteers to transport animals to outreach locations, adoption partners and off-site veterinary appointments.

    Those who fancy felines may prefer to participate on the shelter's Apartment Cat Team, which spays or neuters colonies of outdoor cats and returns them to their environment. Volunteers are needed to assist with the trap-neuter-return process and assist feral cat caretakers.

    The MCAS orientation will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Multnomah County Animal Services. 1700 W. Historic Columbia River Hwy., Troutdale.

    No need to RSVP; for more information, visit multcopets.org or call 503-988-7387.

    Clackamas County Dog Services could also use some canine-loving recruits.

    The shelter will hold a new volunteer information session on Wednesday to educate participants about the shelter and its nonprofit arm, the Clackamas Dogs Foundation.

    Attendants will get to tour the shelter and fill out a volunteer application.

    Eligible volunteers must be at least 18 or older or volunteer with their parents. Youth will get the chance to perform community-based projects that will support the dog shelter.

    The orientation will take place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday at the Clackamas County Animal Adoption and Education Center, 13141 S.E. Hwy. 212 in Clackamas.

    If you can't make it to this week's session, don't worry; the shelter will hold the information sessions on the last Wednesday of every month.

    For more information, email mwhite2@clackamas.us or call 503-655-8628.

    To learn more, check out the shelter's website or Facebook page.

    --Monique Balas; msbalaspets@gmail.com

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