Wednesday July 29, 2015 04:38 PM - Times viewed: 7373
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 South Cascade District forester.
Already in Lane and Linn counties, a number of timber companie ...
Wednesday July 29, 2015 04:37 PM - Times viewed: 7376
Today, July 29, 2015, at 10:27 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a parking structure at 1631 SW 12th Avenue on the report of a car jacking. The victim, a Portland State University student, was forced into the vehicle by the suspect but was able to escape and call for help.
Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detectives are booking 48-year-old Berry McCarthy into the Multnomah County Jail ...
Wednesday July 29, 2015 08:45 AM - Times viewed: 7384
According to OSP Sergeant First Class Jeff Proulx, on July 27, 2015 at about 1:30 p.m. OSP troopers responded to a fatal crash on Interstate 5 at the northbound exit 40 off ramp. When troopers arrived on scene they found that a 2010 Toyota pickup, driven by PRICILLA ROSE, age 49, from Medford was northbound on Interstate 5 and took the exit 40 off ramp at a very high rate of speed. Once on the off ...
Wednesday July 29, 2015 08:40 AM - Times viewed: 7383
GRESHAM, Oregon - A man police believe is responsible for a series of purse-snatches was arrested yesterday after committing yet another daytime robbery of a purse. All the cases occurred either at Fred Meyer, 2497 S.E. Burnside Rd., Gresham or WinCo 2511 SE First St., Gresham. Tyler Matthew Hodge,39, of Boring was arrested without incident just east of the latest robbery and was charged with nume ...
Wednesday July 29, 2015 08:39 AM - Times viewed: 7383
Vancouver, Wash. - On July 27, 2015 at approximately 2:00 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to the Subway restaurant located at 2702 NE 114th Ave for the report of a robbery. The employee stated she was robbed at gun point be two male suspects, both displaying a handgun.
Suspect #1 is a thin, tall, black male.
Suspect #2 is a heavy-set white male, 6' 1", 350 to 400 lbs.
Both suspects were w ...
Wednesday July 29, 2015 08:38 AM - Times viewed: 7386
The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) will increase restrictions on industrial activity in the forests of northwestern Oregon July 30 in response to rising wildfire danger forecast to begin later this week. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) for the NW-1 Zone will go to Level 2, and Zones NW-2 and NW-3 will rise to Level 3 on that date.
Wednesday July 29, 2015 08:36 AM - Times viewed: 7386
Oregon 138E (North Umpqua Highway) remains closed due to a wildfire six miles east of Glide.
Motorist on the east side will be advised of the closure near Diamond Lake at the intersection of Oregon 138 and 230. Commercial trucks will be turned around at the checkpoint.
Wednesday July 29, 2015 08:32 AM - Times viewed: 7386
Update regarding the shooting that occurred on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the River View Mobile Home Park.
The deceased male has been identified as Andrae Fenner, 29 years old, of Damascus. Mr. Fenner died at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and torso.
The other male is identified as Jeremy James Bonsignore, 25 years old, of Oregon City. Mr. Bonsignore had a single gunsho ...
Wednesday July 29, 2015 08:28 AM - Times viewed: 7384
KELSO - Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at the Journey Kelso Seventh Day Adventist church at 77 Solomon Rd early Wednesday morning just before 1am. The "Journey to Bethlehem" structures behind the main church, used for Easter, Christmas, and other events, were on fire when fire crews arrived. Dispatch also reported that a, possibly related, 20 foot by 40 foot brush fire was also a ...
Tuesday July 28, 2015 08:39 AM - Times viewed: 7403
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - Forest Grove Police are looking for a man that robbed the Lucky Market at gunpoint in Forest Grove this date. The store is located in the 2800 block of Sunset Drive at the corner of Willamina Avenue.
At 1:30 pm, a man entered the market, displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the store clerk. The suspect fled the store on foot northbound. The suspect is described as ...
Tuesday July 28, 2015 08:37 AM - Times viewed: 7405
TUALATIN, Oregon - At 11:24am on Monday, firefighters found approximately 3-5 acres of dry brush on fire and initiated an attack using hand lines from brush rigs.
The remote location forced crews to carry water using brush rigs and tenders. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire in approximately 50 minutes, but were later called back to the same location at 2:30pm to another report of s ...
Tuesday July 28, 2015 08:34 AM - Times viewed: 7407
CAMAS, Washington - On Monday at 2:55pm, the body of Vancouver Resident, 68-year-old David J. Gleghorn, was recovered from the SE end of Lacamas Lake.
Mr. Gleghorn was reported missing/overdue from his solo fishing trip on July 23rd, 2015.
Camas-Washougal Fire Department and Clark County Sheriff's Office Marine Units assisted in the recovery efforts.
Tuesday July 28, 2015 08:33 AM - Times viewed: 7402
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - The cooperative efforts of four fire agencies kept a 5-acre field fire in Cornelius from spreading into neighboring fields and threatening nearby homes. The eight-acre clover field owned by Edmund Duyck had already been cut and harvested, and was being mowed, when a neighbor called to tell him his field was on fire.
Crews from Washington County Fire District #2, Hillsboro ...
Tuesday July 28, 2015 08:31 AM - Times viewed: 7404
SALEM, Oregon - After more than 25 years in the same building, the Construction Contractors Board is moving to downtown Salem.
Starting Aug. 4, the agency that regulates construction contractors will be on the sixth floor of the Beardsley Building at 201 High St. SE.
The Public Utility Commission and a Department of Human Services adult abuse prevention program share space in the same buil ...
Tuesday July 28, 2015 07:08 AM - Times viewed: 7409
Deputies are currently on scene and investigating the cause of a single vehicle crash on Crosby Road NE near Butteville Road NE. Crosby Road is currently closed between Butteville and Arbor Grove while investigators determine the cause of the crash.
Sadly Deputies have determined that the cars single occupant was killed in the crash. The Sheriff's Office does not intend to release the name of ...
Monday July 27, 2015 01:52 PM - Times viewed: 7421
PORTLAND, Oregon - This morning at 11:50 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by driver at North Russell Street and Mississippi Avenue.
Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the injured pedestrian, who has been transported to a Portland hospital with traumatic injuries.
The driver involved in the crash has remained at the scene.
Monday July 27, 2015 08:57 AM - Times viewed: 7427
The Oregon CattleWomen have named Molly Jo DelCurto as the state’s official Beef Ambassador.
The 19-year-old Linn-Benton Community College sophomore will serve as the public face of the industry, interacting with a consumer base that is increasingly concerned with everything from humane slaughter methods to the myriad uses of animal byproducts.
“A lot of people don’t know how the process wor ...
Monday July 27, 2015 08:55 AM - Times viewed: 7430
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently signed the "Oregon Promise" initiative bill that will provide free community college education to qualifying students. The program will take effect on July 1, 2016 for courses offered during the 2016-17 school year. About $10 million will be allocated to provide free community college for students who qualify for the program.
Brown was joined ...
Monday July 27, 2015 08:52 AM - Times viewed: 7436
Erinn Kelley-Siel, the director of Oregon's Department of Human Services announced her intention to resign.
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
For the third time since former governor John Kitzhaber resigned, an Oregon state agency will change directors. This time, it’s the Department of Human Services.
After four years as director of the state’s welfare services agency, Erinn Kelley-Sie ...
Monday July 27, 2015 08:49 AM - Times viewed: 7432
(Oregon Coast) – Two tours happen in the coming weeks on central Oregon and then on the north Oregon coast which offer unique opportunities to look at the oysters you so love, as well as learn about how forest and agricultural practices interlink.
The first happens this coming weekend in the Tillamook area, while the second takes place just inland in Lincoln County.
August 2 brings the Tour ...
Monday July 27, 2015 08:46 AM - Times viewed: 7427
PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) - An Oregon wind farm sued Portland General Electric Co., demanding that it buy the wind power on a schedule approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
PáTu Wind Farm filed a complaint against Portland General Electric with the FERC in 2011. PáTu is a 9 megawatt wind farm near Wasco, south of the Columbia River in north central Oregon. Its turbines can produc ...
Monday July 27, 2015 08:44 AM - Times viewed: 7421
The icebreaker vessel of Shell arrives in Oregon for needed repairs, and is welcomed by activists and protesters on kayaks and boats.
Portland, Oregon – Portland Environmental activists are protesting because of the Fennica’s arrival, an icebreaker vessel of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, that is to be used in a drilling project in the Arctic offshore after it was repaired.
Earlier this month, the v ...
Monday July 27, 2015 08:41 AM - Times viewed: 7418
ROSEBURG, Oregon - There is a very important Roseburg City Council meeting today at 5PM in Douglas County, Oregon. There is a proposal there to ban marijuana businesses and go against the will of Oregon voters. This is obviously unacceptable, and we need supporters there. Please be polite and behave. This is obviously an issue that many people are passionate about, but if you let your emotions get ...
Monday July 27, 2015 08:38 AM - Times viewed: 7418
YACHATS, Oregon - If you're looking for a really scary disaster movie, one that far outshines the fright factor of something like the recent “San Andreas” movie – or even the creepy quake scare that's made Portland go viral – then look no further than the Oregon coast. In fact, you can look at much of Oregon: from the Columbia Gorge to Silver Falls State Park and other spots.
You'll have to go ...
Monday July 27, 2015 08:30 AM - Times viewed: 7421
VANCOUVER, Washington - On Sunday at approximately 3:37 pm Vancouver Police units were dispatched to a disturbance occurring at 8500 block of NE 36th Cir. Per initial comments of the call, a naked adult male was out on the street and armed with a knife. Investigation confirmed that the male had assaulted a family member.
Suspect subsequently barricaded himself in a residence in that area. Noon ...
Monday July 27, 2015 07:07 AM - Times viewed: 7414
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday, officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit arrested a 61-year-old man who believed he was meeting a minor for sex acts.
Officers posted a fake online advertisement and the suspect, 61-year-old William Moses, responded to the ad. During the online conversation, Moses mentioned he would like to have sex with a minor.
Officers continue ...
Sunday July 26, 2015 03:26 PM - Times viewed: 7425
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday, at 10:28 p.m., Portland police stopped a red GMC Yukon for speeding at Southeast 100th Avenue and Stark Street.
Police found a stolen handgun in the vehicle and arrested the driver, 30-year-old Marcus Dupree Giles. The gun had previously been reported stolen during a car prowl in Clark County, Washington.
Giles was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on char ...
Sunday July 26, 2015 09:25 AM - Times viewed: 7451
GLADSTON, Oregon - Saturday morning at approximately 4:41AM two adult male suspects entered the store and approached the cashier brandishing a black semi-auto handgun and demanded money. They fled with an undisclosed amount of money to a silver 4 door sedan occupied by a third unidentified driver.
Here are the descriptions of two of the three suspects. There is no information or description on ...
Sunday July 26, 2015 08:52 AM - Times viewed: 7442
Update: GAZLEY-ROMNEY has been located and is safe with his family. This is a preliminary release and more information will be released when it is available.
The Josephine County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating Michael GAZELEY-ROMNEY, age 25, of Portland. GAZELEY-ROMNEY has a condition that causes him to have amnesia; he does not know who he is.
On July 25 ...