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  • Portland Metro Wednesday Forecast: Light rain/drizzle this morning, mostly cloudy for the afternoon, high of 55

    Today should be the wettest day of the week with on-and-off drizzle and heavy mist in the morning.

    This morning's 100% humidity is really noticeable the second you step outside. Also notable is the current temp (at 6 a.m.) of 47 degrees. It feels much like southern coastal atmosphere - with no wind, lots of fog and low clouds, mist and that oddly warm air.

    Today should be the wettest day of the week with on-and-off drizzle and heavy mist in the morning. The fog will clear by 10 a.m., but unlike later this week when it should burn off to partly sunny, today it will only slink away and leave mostly cloudy skies and some chances for drizzle.

    The high today should be about 55. Yes, it's still January. Tomorrow's high will be nearly the same, but with more sun breaks. Friday and Saturday look mostly sunny.

  • Parkrose's big start propels them to take out No. 1 Wilsonville 59-52: Photos

    Here's a photo gallery from Parkrose's 59-52 upset win over Class 5A No. 1 Wilsonville on Tuesday at Wilsonville High School. Parkrose spohomore point guard Isaac Bonton led all scorers with 30 points.

    Here's a photo gallery from Parkrose's 59-52 upset win over Class 5A No. 1 Wilsonville on Tuesday at Wilsonville High School.

    Parkrose spohomore point guard Isaac Bonton led all scorers with 30 points.

  • Sherwood's Evan Kitto makes buzzer beater: Top 5 plays from Tuesday, January 27: (video)

    Watch highlights of the Top 5 plays from Tuesday, Jan. 27 in Oregon high school basketball.

    In the video above, watch highlights of the Top 5 plays from Tuesday, Jan. 27 in Oregon high school basketball.

    Click here for Oregon high school basketball scores, recaps, videos and photos from Tuesday night.


    --Jen Beyrle | @JenBeyrle

  • Isaac Bonton's 30 points lifts Parkrose to 59-52 upset win over No. 1 Wilsonville: Boys basketball recap

    Broncos hand Wildcats first Northwest Oregon Conference loss of the season

    Parkrose sophomore point guard Isaac Bonton spent last year as the third scoring option for Class 1A Columbia Christian behind all-state players Kameron Chatman and Arkadiy Mkrtychyan.

    He's no longer the third option.


    Bonton put the Broncos on his back and dropped 30 points on No. 1 Wilsonville, and led the Broncos to an upset 59-52 win Tuesday at Wilsonville High School.


    Bonton scored 11 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, and when the Wilsonville defense started to figure out the Parkrose half-court sets, Bonton knew what he had to do.


    "I wanted to push the ball hard and create fouls," Bonton said. "I wanted to make sure we got into the bonus so we could get to the line. Our jumpers were falling earlier, but they weren't in the fourth."


    Bonton slashed to the rim with more force in the final frame, and unlike earlier in the game where he was at times caught being a little too unselfish and trying to find open teammates, he went straight to the rim. His three-point play with 1:06 left in the game gave the Broncos a 55-50 lead.


    Parkrose coach P.J. Gilbert said the transfer from Columbia Christian has quickly become one of the team's leaders.


    "He lives for those big moments," Gilbert said of Bonton. "We trust the ball in his hands, and he finds his teammates when he needs to."


    Parkrose was able to hold off Wilsonville's late surge with timely defensive stops late in the game, but it's not to say Wilsonville didn't get plenty of open looks at the rim late. Forward Jake Sundquist buried a wide-open three-pointer from the wing to bring the Wildcats within two, 52-50, with 1:22 left. Tough perimeter defense by Parkrose the rest of the way forced Wilsonville to cast off shots from very deep that never really had a chance.


    Foul shots helped the Broncos ice the game. They made 6 of 9 attempts in the fourth quarter, and was 13 of 20 for the game. Wilsonville was 14 of 20 from the foul line.


    The Broncos jumped out an 11-0 lead to begin the game, something Gilbert and Bonton said was paramount to knocking off the No. 1-ranked 5A Wildcats. Issac Mbuyamba capped the 11-0 starting run with a big slam dunk in transition, but the Wildcats clawed their way back into the game.


    Wilsonville went on an 11-2 run in the second quarter, buoyed by two Zach Reichle corner three-pointers and a Tyler Heib three-pointer at the 1:31 mark of the frame. Harrison Steiger tied the game at 26-26 with three points the hard way with under a minute left.


    Wilsonville was led Reichle's 20 points, and Hieb chipped in 14 for Wilsonville.


    For Parkrose, Mbuyamba has 16 points on 7 of 12 shooting.


    Parkrose (6-2 NWOC, 9-7) moved into a three-way tie for second place with Liberty and La Salle Prep with the win, and will face Hillsboro on the road Friday. Wilsonville (7-1, 13-2) still holds the league lead by a game and will play La Salle on Tuesday. They will travel to Eugene for a nonleague game against Churchill on Friday.


    --Billy Gates


    bgates@oregonian.com
    503-221-4336; @GatesOnSports


  • Tuesday evening Portland-area commute: Disabled vehicle on I-405 northbound at US 30 junction

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    VANCOUVER, 6:12 p.m.: Interstate 205

    The crash on I-205 near SR 500 exit has been cleared but there is a lengthy backup all the way to the Glenn L. Jackson Bridge.

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    PORTLAND, 6:04 p.m.: Interstate 405 

    A disabled vehicle has the left northbound lane of I-405 closed just before the U.S. 30 exit. Traffic backed up to Burnside Street.

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    PORTLAND, 5:27 p.m.: Interstate 205

    The disabled vehicle on I-205 southbound near Sandy has been moved to the side. Traffic backed up to the Glen Jackson Bridge.

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    PORTLAND, 4:09 p.m.: Powell Boulevard and I-205

    A small backup is forming behind a crash on westbound Powell Boulevard just before it reaches I-205.

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    PORTLAND, 4:06 p.m.: Interstate 5 southbound

    Looks like there is a crash on I-5 southbound at Skidmore Street. Traffic backed up to Rosa Parks Way.

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    ODOT closed the Interstate 205 south onramp to I-84 eastbound at 2:30 p.m. today with the expectations to be done repairing a light pole by 3 p.m., but it looks like there is still some slight slowdown in that area.

    There is also some heavy fog lingering about the area that may limit visibility. 

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

  • DHS sued for $950,000 after Troutdale foster dad, 32, sexually abuses foster child, 15

    Jerrett Hetrick, who is serving a 30-month prison sentence for third-degree rape, is also being sued by the girl.

    multcountcourthouse.jpg1021 S.W. Fourth Avenue 

    A 15-year-old girl whose 32-year-old Troutdale foster dad repeatedly had sex with her has filed a $950,000 lawsuit against him and the Oregon Department of Human Services.

    The lawsuit faults DHS for placing her in the home of Jerrett Hetrick, who pleaded guilty to third-degree rape and in October was sentenced to 2½ years in prison.

    Within weeks of leaving Hetrick's foster home, the girl told authorities that he had sex with her four times on the couch and in his wife’s bed during a three-day period in February 2014. 

    As part of the investigation, police sent Hetrick text messages pretending they were the girl, saying she was worried about being pregnant. Hetrick “does not dispute at any point the underlying premise: that they had sex,” according to a probable cause affidavit filed by the prosecution.

    Hetrick suggested the girl get an abortion, and he asked if she told her school nurse about him, according to the affidavit.

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    The girl's attorney told The Oregonian/OregonLive that DHS never should have placed the girl in the home of a relatively young man because she was “prone to be sexually exploited” because of her past. Matthew Kehoe, the Hillsboro attorney representing the girl, declined to elaborate on the girl's past.

    “They elected to stick her in a home with a 32-year-old male -- they just do ‘Check the box,’” Kehoe said of DHS.

    A DHS spokeswoman declined to comment Tuesday, citing the pending litigation. The suit was filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Friday.

    At the time of his arrest, Hetrick was a married father of one, according to documents from his criminal case. He worked as a driver for a moving storage company.

    The suit seeks $50,000 in economic damages for future counseling and other treatment for the girl. It seeks $900,000 in noneconomic damages for her “emotional injury and mental anguish.”

    Hetrick is serving his prison sentence at the Powder River Correctional Facility in Baker City.

    -- Aimee Green

    agreen@oregonian

    503-913-4197

    o_aimee

  • Portland Metro Tuesday Traffic: Early crash I-5 Northbound at Wilsonville Road; Paving closes lanes on SE Morrison Street

    Paving on Southeast Morrison Street from 12th to 20th Avenues lasts through Jan. 30. Lane closures will generally happen between 7 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.


    This morning's dense and heavy fog is bringing visibility way down for motorists. Use your headlights and leave plenty of stopping room.

    UPDATE HILLSBORO HWY 219 8:30 a.m.; Crash at the intersection of Farmington Road and Highway 219 in Hillsboro. CLEARED.

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    UPDATE SOUTHEAST PORTLAND, I-205 AT FOSTER ROAD 8:08 a.m.; Car fire in the right emergency lane southbound I-205 has traffic slowing for emergency crews. CLEARED.

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    UPDATE U.S. 26 EASTBOUND BETWEEN THE ZOO AND THE TUNNEL 7:26 a.m.; ODOT moved this crash to the right emergency lane, inbound on the Sunset between the Oregon Zoo and the tunnel. ALL LANES CLEAR. But the backup extends to 217 interchange.

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    HIGHWAY 30 AT GERMANTOWN 7:29 a.m.; Crash reported on Northwest Germantown Road at U.S. 30 just west of Portland.

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    Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 7.22.26 AM.pngI-205 southbound near 213, Clackamas 

    CLACKAMAS I-205 SOUTHBOUND AT 213 7:24 a.m.; Injury crash on the southbound exit (#10) at Park Place near 213 has traffic jammed.

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    UPDATE HILLSBORO U.S. 26 AT JACKSON SCHOOL ROAD 8:01 a.m.; Emergency vehicles rolling to a rollover, injury crash on the Jackson School Road overpass at U.S. 26. CLEARED.

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    UPDATE BEAVERTON, FARMINGTON ROAD 7:17 a.m.; Crash reported on Farmington Road, just west of Kinnaman in front of Mt. View Middle School. CLEARED but fire crews are cleaning up a spill.

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    DOWNTOWN I-5 NEAR MODA CENTER 7:07 a.m.; Crash near the MODA center on ramp to I-5 southbound, on Northeast Wheeler Street.

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    Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 6.39.40 AM.pngI-5 Northbound in Wilsonville 

    UPDATE WILSONVILLE, I-5 NORTHBOUND 8 a.m.; Injury crash I-5 Northbound in the left lane currently has left lanes blocked at Wilsonville Road. ALL LANES CLEAR, backup extends to Aurora exit.

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    UPDATE PORTLAND, I-5 NORTHBOUND 7:45 a.m.; ODOT is responding to a disabled vehicle I-5 northbound just before Capitol Highway. CLEARED.

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    GRESHAM 202ND AVENUE 6:07 a.m.; Crash reported at Southeast 202nd Avenue and Stark Street, 202nd Ave. Northbound currently blocked.

    Possible detour; Use Southeast 194th Avenue to continue northbound.

    Paving on Southeast Morrison Street from 12th to 20th Avenues lasts through Jan. 30. Lane closures will generally happen between 7 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. If that's your main commute route, you might want to choose another. If you use TriMet's No. 15 bus, this also may have schedule changes.

    Check back throughout the morning for the latest commuting updates and follow us on Twitter: @trafficportland

  • Ducks offer Central Catholic linebacker; Roseburg boys end slide: Oregon high school sports news (links)

    A glance at high school sports coverage across the state: Football: Central Catholic linebacker LaMar Winston gets offer from Oregon (The Oregonian) Girls basketball: Gresham takes step forward under interim coach Todd Nagel, who ponders staying (The Oregonian) Girls basketball: No. 1 Hermiston won’t have an easy road in four-team Columbia River Conference (The Dalles Chronicle) Boys basketball: Creswell...

    A glance at high school sports coverage across the state:

    Football: Central Catholic linebacker LaMar Winston gets offer from Oregon (The Oregonian)

    Girls basketball: Gresham takes step forward under interim coach Todd Nagel, who ponders staying (The Oregonian)

    Girls basketball: No. 1 Hermiston won’t have an easy road in four-team Columbia River Conference (The Dalles Chronicle)

    Boys basketball: Creswell wipes out double-digit deficit to beat Coquille 47-43 (Coos Bay World)

    Boys basketball: Coming off lackluster performance, South Medford rises up for 79-61 win over South Eugene to pull into tie for first place in Southwest Conference (Mail Tribune)

    Boys basketball: Roseburg ends three-game skid as Stephen Patoine scores 27 in 68-56 win over Willamette (541radio.com)

    Boys basketball: Regis turns tables on Kennedy, wins 49-40 (Statesman Journal)

  • Portland Metro Tuesday Forecast: Heavy, wet fog this morning, cloudy for the rest of the day

    This morning starts with heavy wet fog for most areas. By 10 a.m. the fog should lift, but we'll be left with plenty of clouds and dreary skies.

    The run of clouds-to-sun forecasts is over for a bit now. This morning starts with heavy wet fog for most areas. By 10 a.m. the fog should lift, but we'll be left with plenty of clouds and dreary skies. Expect occasional light misting rain, but nothing worth an umbrella.

    Tonight the chances for rain increase and it's likely we'll see light showers for the evening commute.

    Wednesday the fog goes away and we're left with just mostly cloudy skies and occasional rain.

    We're still staying a few degrees above what would normally be our temperatures for late January. Expect low 50s today for the highs, and mid-to-low 40s for the lows.

  • Seaside at Valley Catholic girls is Fans' Game of the Week, and other games staffed by The Oregonian

    Here's a complete list of games The Oregonian/OregonLive will be staffing Tuesday.

    Every week during the high school basketball season we ask fans to decide which game Jen Beyrle should cover Tuesday. This week, Seaside at Valley Catholic girls is the winner.

    Jen will be at Valley Catholic High School in Beaverton on Tuesday night to provide a photo gallery and video highlights from the battle between the Seagulls and Valiants. The teams enter the showdown a combined 25-7 and are tied atop the Cowapa League standings.


    Below is a complete list of games The Oregonian will be staffing. Be sure to visit OregonLive throughout Tuesday evening for live updates from around the state.


    Boys


    McMinnville at Forest Grove, 6:45 p.m. -- Jeff Smith (@JeffSmithSD)


    Tualatin at Sherwood, 6:45 p.m. -- Pete Christopher (@PeteChristopher)


    Parkrose at Wilsonville, 7:15 p.m. -- Billy Gates (@GatesOnSports)


    La Salle at Sandy, 7:15 p.m. -- Nick Daschel (@nickdaschel


    Girls


    Seaside at Valley Catholic, 7 p.m. -- Jen Beyrle (@JenBeyrle), Jerry Ulmer (@jerryulmer)


    Southridge at Beaverton, 7:15 p.m. -- Danny Moran (@DannyJMoran)

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