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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to a vehicle into a building
Aug 2, 2015, 7:04 AM

PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Fire and Rescue responded to a vehicle that crashed into a local Plaid Pantry store. The accident occurred at 10:45 this morning at 2116 NE 82NE AVE. The driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. An adult male that was insid ... Full Story
Oregon has a low STD vaccination rate
Aug 1, 2015, 11:46 AM

Dr. Michelle Berlin, Co-Director, OHSU Center for Women’s Health Oregon is about average in the U.S. when it comes to vaccinating adolescents against human papillomavirus, or HPV, but many teens still aren’t getting vaccinated, and that puts them at risk for cancer of the cervix, among other canc ... Full Story

Aug 1, 2015, 11:30 AM

Yesterday, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office issued a Level 3 (Go) evacuation for residents in the Azalea area from Upper Cow Creek to Snow Creek East. There is a Level 2 (Set) evacuation for residents near the Galesville Dam up to Snow Creek. For the residents on Ferguson Lane, Stouts Creek, and ... Full Story
 Lincoln City Man Killed In Car Crash
Jul 31, 2015, 3:33 PM

LINCOLN CITY, Oregon - Just after 7:00 AM this morning, a passenger vehicle versus a commercial vehicle crash occurred on Highway 101 just south of Lincoln City. Preliminary information revealed a 2007 Kenworth dump truck loaded with gravel, operated by Matthew NELSON, age 42, of Lincoln City, t ... Full Story
Several People Arrested During Narcotic Investigations
Jul 31, 2015, 8:18 AM

The Linn County Sheriff's Office concluded two narcotic investigations that began in October of 2014. The case involved heroin being brought into Albany and Lebanon from Los Angeles, California. As the investigation continued, investigators learned that Jeremy Brian Buchanan, 28 years old of Albany, ... Full Story
Portland Plaid Pantry robber identified, taken to hospital, police say
Jul 30, 2015, 9:53 AM

Portland Police Bureau detectives have identified the man who tried to rob a Plaid Pantry on Monday. The man, whose name was not released, has not been arrested because he is undergoing medical treatment. He is in a "secure facility," said Sgt. Pete Simpson, a police spokesman, adding that the ma ... Full Story

Jul 30, 2015, 8:41 AM

On 7/26/15 at approximately 4:20pm, several individuals were riding dirt bike motorcycles in a rural area northeast of Washougal, WA. At approximately 4:22pm, one of the riders called 911 to report that an unknown male subject fired a handgun at him multiple times as he was riding his motorcycle. Th ... Full Story
3-Year-Old Lila May Fights For Her Life
Aug 1, 2015, 4:44 PM

HOOD RIVER, Oregon - Lila May has been battling neuroblastoma for more than a year. The 3½-year-old has a much better chance, thanks to a treatment program in New York she'll soon undergo. A fundraiser called 'Tutu Trot' is being held in her honor, to help raise money for her medical expenses. "S ... Full Story
State auditors examine Oregon energy tax credit sales
Aug 1, 2015, 11:41 AM

The Oregon Department of Energy has been allowing recipients of its energy tax credits to sell them to third parties at steeper discounts than state rules appear to dictate, and now state auditors are taking an interest in the practice. The Secretary of State's office has received records from th ... Full Story
Salem Battalion Chief Retires
Jul 31, 2015, 3:36 PM

Battalion Chief Brian Hoaglin, a long-time member of the Salem Fire Department, retired today after a 33-year career in the fire service, with more than 28 years of service at the City of Salem. Chief Hoaglin was hired as a firefighter/paramedic with Salem Fire in February of 1987. He first prom ... Full Story
Shooting in Damascus; Bonsignore Arrested for Murder
Jul 31, 2015, 3:29 PM

At about 1345 on July 31st, 2015 Mr. Jeremy James Bonsignore, age 25, was released from the hospital and arrested for the July 28th murder of Andrae Fenner and taken to the Clackamas County Jail. Investigators have determined that Mr. Fenner was killed by Mr. Bonsignore as Mr. Fenner was trying ... Full Story
Attic Fire Damages Duplex in Forest Grove
Jul 31, 2015, 8:13 AM

FOREST GROVE, Oregon - Thursday evening just after 5pm, Forest Grove firefighters were dispatched to a reported duplex fire in the 3000 block of 22nd Ave. Our crews arrived to find a single story duplex with heavy smoke coming from the roofline, firefighters made entry into the structure to find the ... Full Story

Jul 30, 2015, 9:51 AM

Update: Vancouver teen indicted after allegedly shooting stepdad Update: Vancouver teen being interviewed by police after allegedly shooting stepdad Vancouver police said they are searching for a 16-year-old boy suspected of shooting his stepdad after a dispute Tuesday at about 5:45 p.m. P ... Full Story
Hot Weather Ahead For The Willamette Valley
Jul 29, 2015, 4:55 PM

It's the end of July and the hot weather we had in late June is returning. We should feel temperatures near 100 degrees around the Willamette Valley from Thursday through Sunday.
Tonight
Clear. Lows 60 to 65. North wind 5 to 15 mph.
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Record Heat Cooks Portland and Seattle
Aug 1, 2015, 12:03 PM

PORTLAND, Oregon - Most people would rather suffer cold than heat, freeze than boil. Thursday gave us a special kind of hot, like a scene from an old Twilight Zone movie where the actors are dying from a heat spell caused by the sun moving closer to earth. At the end of the episode, the main charact ... Full Story
Middle school principal hired for special education coordinator
Aug 1, 2015, 11:38 AM

Ridgefield School District announces two new hires for the upcoming 2015-16 school year: Tony Smith accepted the position of Principal at View Ridge Middle School and Denise Freund accepted the position of Special Education Coordinator for the district. The Ridgefield School District Board of Direct ... Full Story

Jul 31, 2015, 3:34 PM

School's out for summer, and kids in Tualatin may actually look forward to their next encounter with the "heat" this summer, thanks to 7-Eleven(R) stores' popular Operation Chill program that rewards positive behavior with a very cool treat. Through Operation Chill(R), Tualatin Police officers c ... Full Story
Greenpeace Activists Feel Victorious As The Icebreaker Moves To The Columbia River
Jul 31, 2015, 8:44 AM

PORTLAND, Oregon - The icebreaker Fennica made its way toward the Pacific after Greenpeace protesters left the St. Johns Bridge Thursday afternoon. Late Thursday afternoon, the 385-foot-long icebreaker made its way toward the Columbia River. Protesters on the river yelled at the ship as it moved ... Full Story

Jul 31, 2015, 8:10 AM

Firefighters from several counties responded to a brush fire in Newburg County, that extended into a small area of Clackamas County. The fire was located between Newburg and Wilsonville. Approximately 14 acres burned and fire is in containment stages. Fire resulted in temporary evacuations of 14 ... Full Story
Shell ship turns around at activists suspended from St. Johns Bridge
Jul 30, 2015, 8:46 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Shell oil icebreaker moved up the Willamette Thursday morning toward 13 anti-drilling activists suspended Portland's St. Johns Bridge. After about an hour, the ship turned around to head back up river toward the Swan Island port. Thirteen Greenpeace activists rappelled from t ... Full Story
Wildfire risk soars in Lane, Linn counties
Jul 29, 2015, 4:38 PM

Ongoing drought and warm weather have elevated wildfire danger this summer, and severe conditions forecast for the rest of this week could cause it to soar. "The potential for fires to start and then grow rapidly will be high due to hot temperatures and low humidity," said Greg Wagenblast, ODF's ... Full Story