Baby on way for ‘Little People’ stars Jeremy, Audrey Roloff

BEND, Ore. (AP) — “Little People, Big World” stars Jeremy and Audrey Roloff are expecting their first child together.

The pair tells Us Weekly that Audrey Roloff discovered she was pregnant after returning home from a gender reveal party for Jeremy’s twin brother, Zach Roloff, and his wife, Tori, who are expecting a baby boy in May.

She says she “was so surprised” after seeing a positive result on a pregnancy test. The 25-year-old says it could be the start of a large family. She says she wants “at least four” children.

The baby is due on Sept. 1.

Park planned to honor Oregon doctor killed in sled crash

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A Klamath Falls hospital has announced plans for a public park to honor a doctor who died last month from injuries suffered in a sledding crash.

Sky Lakes Medical Center plans to develop the park on a gravel lot across from the clinic where Dr. Stephanie Van Dyke served as medical director.

The 39-year-old was critically injured Jan. 7 when she was hit by a pickup while sledding in a neighborhood. She died five days later.

Sky Lakes president Paul Stewart says the park will be a place for exercise, relaxation and an investment in green space, all of which Van Dyke encouraged through her work.

The Herald and News reports that Sky Lakes owns part of the land for the proposed park and will lease the rest from Klamath Falls.

Activists bring Portland, Oregon, council meeting to halt

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters demanding the resignation of Mayor Ted Wheeler shut down a Portland City Council meeting.

Activist Mimi German organized the protest that led to a lengthy recess Wednesday. She says her group would shut down City Hall until its concerns about homelessness and police tactics are addressed. The activists are upset about the recent police shooting of a black teenager and alleged police brutality at street protests.

Wheeler missed the meeting because of jury duty. Commissioner Chloe Eudaly introduced the first item on the agenda and was quickly interrupted. She recessed the meeting but later came out to speak with German.

Security eventually cleared the council chamber, warning people they would be arrested if they did not leave.

Portland police said three men in their 20s were arrested after a group remained unlawfully in the entry way of City Hall.

Oregon flyfishers want to ban jetboats from portion of river

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A fishing club in Oregon is asking officials to ban jet-powered boat engines from a portion of the upper Rogue River.

The Mail Tribune reports that the Medford-based Rogue Flyfishers Association and riverside landowner Greg Layton have filed a petition with the Oregon State Marine Board to ban jetboats from a 24-mile stretch of the river.

It is an attempt to limit where Rogue Jet Boat Adventures owner Taylor Grimes can operate. The petitioners say traditional sports like drift boating, kayaking and fishing are threatened by Grimes’ operation.

Grimes says he runs up to four trips a day through the area during the summer. He says the upper Rogue is “a multiuse river” and that a jetboat ban would cater to one or two particular groups.

Drowning woman rescued from Willamette River near Salem

KEIZER, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was rescued from the Willamette River near Salem.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called at about 4 p.m. Wednesday to respond to a person screaming in the river near Keizer.

A Keizer Police officer spotted the woman and kept watch while a Salem Fire Department boat launched and made the rescue.

The woman was rushed from the water to a waiting ambulance at the Keizer Rapids Park.

The sheriff’s office says she was extremely hypothermic and was being treated at a Salem Hospital.

The woman’s identity and how she ended up in the water wasn’t known Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Deputies say they believe alcohol was a factor.

AG says state needs protection from travel ban

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has filed a motion in federal court to intervene in a lawsuit filed by Washington state against an immigration ban imposed by President Donald Trump.

Rosenblum said in the motion filed late Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington that Oregon also needs protection from the ban, which she said would harm Oregon’s businesses, residents, universities, health care and economy. The lawsuit filed by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Jan. 30 resulted in a suspension of Trump’s temporary ban on immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Minnesota previously joined the lawsuit.

Rosenblum said if the two states prevail, the court might craft a limited remedy instead of a nationwide injunction, which would not address the harm caused to Oregon.

Oregon wants to host Outdoor Retailer show

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon tourism officials are courting a trade show for outdoor retailers that left Utah after the state’s stance on public lands sparked some brands to boycott the biannual event.

The Statesman Journal reports Outdoor Retailer organizers made the decision after Utah Gov. Gary Herbert refused to rescind his call for the reversal of a new national monument designation.

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario said the industry is all about defending public lands and cannot stand by this decision.

The shows attracted almost 45,000 people to Salt Lake City last year.

These visitors spent an estimated $45 million annually in the state.

Linea Gagliano of Travel Oregon says Portland would make the perfect location for the event.

News reports say Montana and Colorado officials are also interested in hosting the show.