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An Oregon State University student died Sunday morning after police say she fell 100 feet while trying to snap a picture at a popular mountain lookout.

Michelle Casey, 22, was taking pictures with her boyfriend at Neahkahnie Mountain when police say she stepped over a retaining wall and slipped, falling to her death.

The Tillamook County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call at around 10:16 a.m. reporting someone had slipped and fallen at one of the viewing areas along Highway 101.

Michelle Casey, 21, was taking pictures with her boyfriend at a popular viewpoint near Neahkahnie Mountain on Sunday morning when police say she lost her balance and fell 100 feet.  

Michelle Casey, 21, was taking pictures with her boyfriend at a popular viewpoint near Neahkahnie Mountain on Sunday morning when police say she lost her balance and fell 100 feet.   (Courtesy of Colleen Casey)

Once on the scene, deputies found that Casey had “landed in a tree which prevented her from continuing into the ocean,” officials said in a press release. She was said to be unconscious but breathing when rescue teams reached her.

Authorities contacted the Cannon Beach Rope Rescue team who arrived at 10:51 a.m. But it took officials more than an hour to free Casey.

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Lt. Gordon McCraw told Fox News the drop was near “vertical” which complicated rescue efforts.

Casey was airlifted to Emanuel Hospital in Portland and died later that night.

She had recently completed her sophomore year at Oregon State University, where she was studying kinesiology.

Casey's family said that the Oregon State University student was an organ donor and "saved two lives" as a result. 

Casey’s family said that the Oregon State University student was an organ donor and “saved two lives” as a result.  (Courtesy of Colleen Casey)

McGraw confirmed to Fox News that Casey had chosen to be an organ donor and her organs had already been used to save two lives.

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She was described by her family as having a “bubbly personality” and as being someone who loved being outdoors.

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Police identified the suspected gunman who was tackled by a football coach at an Oregon high school Friday as 18-year-old Angel Granados Dias, a student at the school.

Dias was booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center, accused of possession of a firearm in a public building, attempting to shoot a gun at a school and reckless endangerment, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

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He is being held on $500,000 bail and is to appear in court on Monday at the Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Two students alerted staff members to “concerning behavior” by Dias on Friday and security attempted to find him at school but he entered the classroom with the gun before they were able to do so.

The suspect reportedly appeared in the doorway of a government class at Parkrose High School on Friday dressed in a black trenchcoat and brandished a gun. Students were able to flee through the back door of the class and Coach Keanon Lowe was able to make a tackle before police arrived on the scene.

Keanon Lowe of the San Francisco 49ers NFL football team. Lowe, a former analyst for the 49ers and wide receiver at the University of Oregon, subdued a person with a gun who appeared on a Portland, Oregon high school campus Friday. Lowe is now a coach at Parkrose High School. (AP Photo/File)

Keanon Lowe of the San Francisco 49ers NFL football team. Lowe, a former analyst for the 49ers and wide receiver at the University of Oregon, subdued a person with a gun who appeared on a Portland, Oregon high school campus Friday. Lowe is now a coach at Parkrose High School. (AP Photo/File)

The school was evacuated and a nearby middle school was on lockdown for several hours as police investigated the scene and recovered a gun from school property.

Students gather outside Parkrose High School during a lockdown after a man armed with a gun was wrestled to the ground by a staff member. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

Students gather outside Parkrose High School during a lockdown after a man armed with a gun was wrestled to the ground by a staff member. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

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“I’m just happy everyone was OK,” Lowe told The Oregonian/OregonLive. “I’m happy I was able to be there for the kids and for the community.”

Lowe has been a coach at the high school for about a year, according to his LinkedIn page. Before that, he worked for his high school alma mater, Jesuit High, where he was a star athlete.

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A high school football and track coach and former college football star at the University of Oregon tackled a would-be gunman on Friday at Parkrose High School in Portland — and no shots were fired.

A firearm was recovered at the scene, and the alleged attacker was taken into police custody, according to The Associated Press.

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Police are positioned outside Parkrose High School during a lockdown after a man, said to be armed, was wrestled to the ground by a staff member on Friday. The Portland Police Bureau said in a statement Friday that no shots were fired and a suspect is in custody. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

Police are positioned outside Parkrose High School during a lockdown after a man, said to be armed, was wrestled to the ground by a staff member on Friday. The Portland Police Bureau said in a statement Friday that no shots were fired and a suspect is in custody. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

The school was evacuated and a nearby middle school was on lockdown for several hours as police “flooded” the scene, Sgt. Brad Yakots said during a press conference on Friday.

The outcome was “the best-case scenario, absolutely,” Yakots said. “The staff member did an excellent job by all accounts, (and) our officers arrived within minutes and went right in.”

Students gather outside Parkrose High School during a lockdown on Friday. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

Students gather outside Parkrose High School during a lockdown on Friday. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

The suspect reportedly appeared in the doorway of a government class dressed in a black trenchcoat and brandished a gun. Students were able to flee through the back door of the class and Coach Keanon Lowe was able to tackle the man before police arrived on the scene.

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“I’m just happy everyone was OK,” Lowe told The Oregonian/OregonLive. “I’m happy I was able to be there for the kids and for the community.”

Lowe has been a coach at the high school for about a year, according to his LinkedIn page. Before that, he worked for his high school alma mater, Jesuit High, where he was a star athlete.

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A high school football and track coach and former college football star at the University of Oregon tackled a would-be gunman on Friday at Parkrose High School in Portland — and no shots were fired.

A firearm was recovered at the scene, and the alleged attacker was taken into police custody, according to The Associated Press.

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Police are positioned outside Parkrose High School during a lockdown after a man, said to be armed, was wrestled to the ground by a staff member on Friday. The Portland Police Bureau said in a statement Friday that no shots were fired and a suspect is in custody. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

Police are positioned outside Parkrose High School during a lockdown after a man, said to be armed, was wrestled to the ground by a staff member on Friday. The Portland Police Bureau said in a statement Friday that no shots were fired and a suspect is in custody. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

The school was evacuated and a nearby middle school was on lockdown for several hours as police “flooded” the scene, Sgt. Brad Yakots said during a press conference on Friday.

The outcome was “the best-case scenario, absolutely,” Yakots said. “The staff member did an excellent job by all accounts, (and) our officers arrived within minutes and went right in.”

Students gather outside Parkrose High School during a lockdown on Friday. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

Students gather outside Parkrose High School during a lockdown on Friday. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

The suspect reportedly appeared in the doorway of a government class dressed in a black trenchcoat and brandished a gun. Students were able to flee through the back door of the class and Coach Keanon Lowe was able to tackle the man before police arrived on the scene.

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“I’m just happy everyone was OK,” Lowe told The Oregonian/OregonLive. “I’m happy I was able to be there for the kids and for the community.”

Lowe has been a coach at the high school for about a year, according to his LinkedIn page. Before that, he worked for his high school alma mater, Jesuit High, where he was a star athlete.

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This kitten may be a few weeks old, but he’s already used up one of his lives.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that deputies rescued a kitten from a garbage can earlier this month that had been encased in spray foam and trapped inside.

A garbage disposal worker was working to empty a trash can near Hillsboro, Ore. on May 3 using a hydraulic arm when he noticed the contents of the container were not coming out.

“Upon further inspection, he noticed a small cat, encased in spray foam, hanging upside down from its back legs,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release. “The driver knew the cat was still alive because he could hear it whining.”

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The worker then took the 8-week-old male kitten back to the Hillsboro Garbage Disposal, where crews worked to remove the kitten from the spray foam and take it to an nearby veterinarian for care.

An 8-week old male kitten was discovered encased in spray foam and hanging upside down in a trash can in Oregon earlier this month.

An 8-week old male kitten was discovered encased in spray foam and hanging upside down in a trash can in Oregon earlier this month. (Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

“He looked like something out of a Halloween horror show,” Dr. Diane Healey with the Hillsboro Veterinary Clinic told FOX12. “It obviously hadn’t been there too terribly long, or he would have suffocated, the head was covered, the face was covered, the legs were stiff, he couldn’t move them.”

The sheriff’s office said in a news release that the garbage can came from a property with multiple structures, including two residences and several rented buildings.

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“The kitten likely belongs to one of two different feral cats that live on the property, both with litters of kittens,” police said. “With all the people coming and going from the property, it’s unclear who may be responsible for this act of animal cruelty.”

“He looked like something out of a Halloween horror show”

— Dr. Diane Healey from the Hillsboro Veterinary Clinic

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The kitten is now recovering at an area animal shelter and is expected to make a full recovery. Police said the cat will be returned to its owners once the investigation is complete.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2700.

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An Oregon woman reportedly launched an exhaustive search earlier this month after finding an engagement ring in the front-seat tray of her daughter’s Subaru, which was freshly back from the auto shop. And just in time for Mother’s Day, she got the ring back to its rightful owner.

Eileen Korey of Lake Oswego, near Portland, had taken her daughter’s car to the shop to get an airbag replaced, according to the Oregonian. The mechanic told Korey the ring fell to the floor when he opened the steering column to replace the airbag.

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After making sure the ring didn’t belong to anyone in her family – or anyone at the auto shop – Korey tracked down the first owner of the Subaru using paperwork she found in the glove compartment. Her detective work led her to a dealership in Beaverton, and the car’s first owners: Daniel and Ashleigh Hannah. They had sold the car in 2014. Korey’s daughter bought it in 2015.

The Hannahs had purchased the “small but sentimental” ring worth about $1,200 when they got engaged and were saving money to buy a house. Months after the birth of her first child, Ashleigh Hannah made a gesture while giving directions to her husband in the car. The ring flew from her finger, and although they found her wedding band, the engagement ring was lost, the Oregonian reported.

The owners of the ring sold the car in 2014. 

The owners of the ring sold the car in 2014.  (iStock)

The couple searched the parking lot and the car for hours to no avail. They forgot about the ring and Ashleigh later got a larger one.

Finally, this month Korey made contact with Daniel Hannah. They met, and as a reward for returning the ring, she simply asked that Daniel send her a photo of the moment he surprised his wife with her lost engagement ring, the Oregonian reported.

On Mother’s Day, her now 5-year-old son gave her the “small but sentimental” ring. It didn’t fit and was much smaller than her replacement ring, but none of that mattered.

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She now plans to wear the ring as a pendant around her neck – close to her heart and hopefully more difficult to lose.

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A 62-year-old man wanted in a serious of sexual assaults involving several young female victims in the 1990s turned himself in to Oregon police Friday, officials said.

Wayne Arthur Silsbee turned himself into the Oregon City Police Department, the FBI announced. He faces charges of first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a minor and first-degree unlawful sexual penetration, according to a Clackamas County arrest warrant issued on July 24, 1996, officials said. The victims were between the ages of 8 and 10 at the time.

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The FBI said it issued an arrest warrant on Sept. 19, 1996, charging Silsbee with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Officials said Silsbee was acquainted with each of the victims, having either babysat them or taking them to some kind of event.

Silsbee is thought to have most recently lived in Nebraska and is suspected to have ties to Missouri, Colorado, Arizona, northwestern Washington state and San Francisco, the FBI said.

He is expected to make his first court appearance Monday.

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Authorities have asked anyone who may have had contact with Silsbee over the last 23 years to contact the Oregon City tip line at 503-496-1616.

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A 62-year-old man wanted in a serious of sexual assaults involving several young female victims in the 1990s turned himself in to Oregon police Friday, officials said.

Wayne Arthur Silsbee turned himself into the Oregon City Police Department, the FBI announced. He faces charges of first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a minor and first-degree unlawful sexual penetration, according to a Clackamas County arrest warrant issued on July 24, 1996, officials said. The victims were between the ages of 8 and 10 at the time.

OREGON MAN SENTENCED FOR TRYING TO BRIBE ICE AGENT TO DEPORT WIFE, HER DAUGHTER

The FBI said it issued an arrest warrant on Sept. 19, 1996, charging Silsbee with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Officials said Silsbee was acquainted with each of the victims, having either babysat them or taking them to some kind of event.

Silsbee is thought to have most recently lived in Nebraska and is suspected to have ties to Missouri, Colorado, Arizona, northwestern Washington state and San Francisco, the FBI said.

He is expected to make his first court appearance Monday.

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Authorities have asked anyone who may have had contact with Silsbee over the last 23 years to contact the Oregon City tip line at 503-496-1616.

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An organizer of the Women’s March on Portland, Oregon in 2017 — one of many events hailed as a rebuke of President Trump when throngs activists took the streets the day after his inauguration — was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday over allegations she stole from the march itself.

Rebekah Brewis was indicted on three counts of aggravated theft and two counts of felony computer crimes.

Each theft count is for money of the total value of $10,000 or more, according to court documents obtained by the Oregonian/OregonLive.

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Brewis was one of the organizers of the January 2017 march that drew up to 100,000 people to the streets of downtown Portland, according to FOX12.

Rebekah Brewis, an organizer of the Women's March On Portland in Portland, Oregon in 2017, was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday over allegations she stole from the march itself.

Rebekah Brewis, an organizer of the Women’s March On Portland in Portland, Oregon in 2017, was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday over allegations she stole from the march itself. (Alex Milan Tracy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

After the apparent success of the march, however, organizers faced controversy the next month when thousands of dollars related to t-shirt sales and donations was discovered to be unaccounted for.

In a Facebook post at the time, event organizer Margaret Jacobsen said that Brewis agreed to have PDX Trans Pride act as “fiscal sponsor” so the Women’s March could collect tax-deductible donations and raise money.

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But an investigation by the Oregonian/Oregon Live revealed that PDX Trans Pride wasn’t a 501c3 nonprofit with the ability to take tax-deductible donations.

The Oregon Department of Justice told the Oregonian/Oregon Live at the time it was looking into a complaint related to the missing money. Jacobsen later said that PDX Trans Pride later refused to account for the funds.

When asked for a comment about the unaccounted funds, Brewis told the newspaper in a phone message “The allegations are absolutely unfounded.”

A warrant had been issued for her arrest as of Tuesday, according to FOX12.

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The Women’s March has faced an uncertain future after accusations of anti-Semitism that have dogged the group’s organizers and led smaller rallies to be canceled in 2019.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw, Madeline Farber, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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An Oregon man was sentenced to four months in prison on Monday for trying to bribe an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer to deport his wife and her daughter.

Antonio Oswaldo Burgos, 48, pleaded guilty in November to bribing the deportation officer in May 2018, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon said in a news release, citing court documents.

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Burgos followed the officer from the ICE office in Portland, where Burgos is located, to Vancouver, Washington, a roughly 10-mile drive north.

He tried paying the officer to deport his wife, whom he met in El Salvador and was divorcing, and her daughter from a previous relationship. The ICE officer declined and reported Burgos.

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A week later, the officer, along with ICE investigators, made a recorded call to Burgos, in which he offered $3,000 to force his wife out of the U.S. A similar call took place the following week, and Burgos and the officer planned an in-person meeting.

When the two met as part of the sting operation, Burgos offered $4,000 to the ICE agent to deport his wife and her daughter.

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“Attempting to bribe a federal law enforcement officer is a serious crime and will be met with equally-serious consequences,” Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, said in November. “I commend the ICE officer involved in this case for responding to Burgos’ criminal proposition with the utmost level of professionalism and resolve.”

Burgos on Monday was sentenced to four months, and will also serve three years’ of supervised release, officials said.

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