Two women killed, Portland driver arrested in I-5 crash early Saturday

Two women whose SUV broke down on Interstate 5 near Portland’s Fremont Bridge were killed in the wee hours Saturday morning by a driver police say was intoxicated.

Police arrested a 25-year-old Portland man, Michael A. Hanson, and charged him with two counts of criminally negligent homicide and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

The two women are Portland’s 41st and 42nd traffic-related deaths this year, according to police.

Police say the women’s SUV broke down on the freeway’s right shoulder at the point where the southbound freeway splits between Interstate 5 and Interstate 405. Another vehicle stopped to help and, as the women crossed the freeway to reach that vehicle, police say Hanson struck them in a 2016 Ford Fusion.

A third pedestrian was not injured, according to police, who are withholding the victims’ identities until their families have been notified.

Portland police closed the freeway from around 2:20

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Rajah Caruth, a freshman at WSSU, wins his first Late Model stock car race on Saturday night | WSSU

Rajah Caruth, a freshman at Winston-Salem State who is from Washington, D.C., won his first Late Model race on Saturday night at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.

Caruth, 18, and his Rev Racing teammates, all had good nights at the historic track. Gracie Trotter finished fourth and Isabella Robusto finished sixth from the Rev Racing team.


Rajah Caruth, a freshman at WSSU, won his first Late Model stock car race of his career on Saturday night in South Carolina.

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Caruth, who lives in Concord near the Rev Racing shop, does most of his schooling at WSSU on-line. He’s taking a full load of classes as well as putting in 20 hours a week at Rev Racing.

Caruth, who calls Bubba Wallace one of his mentors, got a congratulations from Wallace on Twitter.

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Megan Thee Stallion Delivers Powerful ‘Protect Black Women’ Statement on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Megan Thee Stallion did not squander her opportunities as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live,” using the spot to make a direct statement about violence toward Black women.

During her performance of “Savage,” her hit single of last spring, the words “Protect Black Women” appeared on the screen behind her, along with quotes from Malcom X and activist Tamika Mallory calling out Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron over his handling of Breonna Taylor’s death at the hands of Louisville police.

As Megan and her dancers stood at attention in the middle of the song, Mallory’s voice rang out, with the quote “Daniel Cameron is no different than the sell-out negroes who sold our people into slavery” projected behind them. In the case, presented by Cameron’s office, no charges were levied against any of the involved officers that directly related to Taylor’s death.

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Hear the Call Colorado gives the gift of hearing in Longmont on Saturday

When Linda Pierce thought about the significance of getting hearing aids on Saturday, after struggling with hearing loss for roughly three years, it was almost too emotional to talk about.

“You can’t imagine,” she said choking up. “I moved into a senior building in June and haven’t heard much of what is said. It will be great to converse with my neighbors and grandkids.”

Dr. Dusty Jessen, left,, tests the hearing of Janice Paterson in the sound booth on October 3, 2020. Audiologists gathered at the Longmont Hearing and Tinnitus Center to give the gift of hearing. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

Pierce, of Evergreen, was one of 14 people Saturday who were able to get their hearing tested and be fitted for hearing aids for no cost or a low cost, based on income. The free hearing clinic was organized by the nonprofit organization Hearing the Call Colorado at the Longmont

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