2 die in crash — The drivers of two commercial vehicles were killed in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 20 near Harper, just west of the Idaho border. Oregon State Police say a commercial truck and trailer was driving east at about 9 a.m. Saturday when it drifted into the westbound lane and into the path of a commercial truck. The two vehicles collided and burst into flames. A Jeep Wrangler behind the truck collided with its trailer, and a Kia Spectra hit the back of the Jeep. No one was injured in those vehicles. The driver and sole occupant of each commercial vehicle died at the scene. About 400 gallons of diesel spilled into the road, closing Highway 20 into the evening. The investigation is ongoing, but speed and weather are believed to be contributing factors in the crash.
Child bitten by dog at airport — Authorities say a 5-year-old girl suffered “substantial injuries” after getting bit by a pit bull inside Portland International Airport. The Port of Portland says the girl was petting the dog on the morning of Dec. 18, when the child was bit. The bites were to her face. The 5-year-old was taken to the hospital. Her condition was not available. The dog was taken to the Multnomah County Animal Shelter and placed in a 10-day quarantine. A shelter representative said that is standard protocol after a dog bite. The county shelter identified the dog as a brown, 48-pound American Pit Bull mix. Port of Portland police cited the dog owner, who lives in Portland, for failing to crate her dog.