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Wednesday May 25, 2016 - Times viewed: 7389
New information continues to emerge about an April 21 hunting accident in which Portland Police Chief Larry O'Dea apparently shot one of the members of his hunting party in Harney County. Today, Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward broke his silence on the incident, issuing a press release on Twitter. "Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward was initially briefed on April 22, 2016 of the shooting incident and was told that it was a self-inflicted accidental shooting," the press release says. "Further information was gathered which contradicted this and Sheriff Ward was notified on May 16, 2016 that P ...
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Wednesday May 25, 2016 - Times viewed: 7394
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect in a series of convenience store robberies, including twice on May 24, 2016. On May 7, 2016, at 1:39 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Plaid Pantry store, located at 7144 Northeast Killingsworth Street. Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the store employee who told police that the suspect entered the store, picked out some cold drinks from the cooler, then approached the counter. Once at the counter, the suspect ...
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Wednesday May 25, 2016 - Times viewed: 7393
On Tuesday May 24, 2016, at 7:28 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Fox Run Mobile Home Park, located at 9000 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, on the report of a disturbance, possibly involving a male and female. As officers arrived in the area and began to approach the mobile home, an adult male came outside and pointed a gun at officers. The officers got behind cover a ...

Monday May 23, 2016 - Times viewed: 7443
On May 21, 2016 at about 4:45PM OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and passenger vehicle on Highway 126 near milepost 26 (7 miles west of Walton). Preliminary investigation revealed a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Highway 126 when it failed to negotiate a sweeping right curve. The motorcyclist crossed the centerline and into the path of a westbound 1992 Lexus sedan where a collision occurred. The motorcyclist was thrown from his motorcycle and landed on the highway. The motorcycle traveled off ...
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Monday May 23, 2016 - Times viewed: 7443
Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate a two-vehicle fatal motor vehicle crash involving a coupe and a station wagon, about six miles south of Corvallis. The crash resulted in the death of a 22 year old Philomath man and serious injuries to a 45 year old Veneta man. At about 4:36 am, on Sunday, May 22, 2016, Spencer Bauer, age 22, from Philomath, Oregon, was driving southbound on Highway 99W, south of South Smith Loop Road, near milepost 92, in a 1984 Honda Civic Coupe. He crossed the center line for unknown reasons and collided head-on with a northb ...
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Sunday May 22, 2016 - Times viewed: 7437
Oregon product Alan Gaytán wins Sueño MLS 2016 May 22, 2016 7:16 PM EDT MLSsoccer staff A new Sueño MLS winner has risen from the Rose City. Alan Gaytán, a 15 year-old Mexican-American midfielder from Troutdale, Oregon, has been named the winner of the historic 10th edition of Sueño MLS – Presented by Allstate Insurance Company, the nationally televised search for the best young soccer player in the country. As a result, Gaytán – who was discovered by scouts at Sueño's first-ever trials in Portland – has been invited to join one of Timbers' academy teams. The announcement ...
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Saturday May 21, 2016 - Times viewed: 7477
On Friday May 20th at about 7:30PM, a head-on crash occurred on O'Brien Road in Josephine County. Preliminary information revealed a 1997 Subaru Legacy was eastbound on O'Brien Road from Highway 199 lost control on a corner and crossed the centerline (near Waldo Road). The Subaru struck an eastbound Mazda Protégé head-on. The driver of the Subaru, Tommy E DODSON, age 69, of Cave Junction was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Mazda, Michael T KENNEDY, age 62 and his passenger Tammy L BLIND, age 51 (both of O'Brien) were both pronounced deceased on scene. A dog in the M ...
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Friday May 20, 2016 - Times viewed: 7462
Clockwise from upper right: Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Brian Cavalier, Shawna Cox, Pete Santilli, Jon Ritzheimer, Ryan Payne, Joe O'Shaughnessy Oregon voters decisively rejected candidates who expressed support for the armed occupation of a wildlife preserve in their county. Candidates packed the ballot Tuesday in Harney County, where armed militants led by Ammon and Ryan Bundy took over the Malheur National Wildlife Preserve earlier this year in attempt to overthrow federal ownership of federal land. Voters flocked to the polls — with a state-high 72 percent of eligible voters particip ...
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Friday May 20, 2016 - Times viewed: 7474
VANCOUVER, Washington - On May 20, 2016, at about 1000 HRS, Oregon City Police arrested 32-year-old Vancouver resident, Amanda R. Morgan, at the 11000 block of Maxwell Ct., Oregon City, OR for theft and possession of a controlled substance. Amanda Morgan works for The Cleaning Authority, a local cleaning company, and was suspected of stealing prescription medications from the Oregon City residence while she was supposed to be cleaning. ...
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Thursday May 19, 2016 - Times viewed: 7472
Sen. Bernie Sanders appears to have won Oregon by more than 8 points, but Hillary Clinton is up to 96 percent of the delegates she needs for the Democratic nomination. NPR’s Domenico Montanaro tells host Peter O’Dowd that although it’s virtually impossible for Sanders to win at this point, his rhetoric hasn’t toned down yet. In his swing across northern California, Sen. Bernie Sanders came up with a bold way of keeping his May "winning streak" despite a narrow loss in Kentucky. He described it as a victory. "Let me begin by thanking the people of Kentucky and Oregon for giving us great v ...
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Thursday May 19, 2016 - Times viewed: 7483
PORTLAND, Oregon - Cory James Jackson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Wednesday afternoon on charges of Kidnap in the First Degree (Domestic Violence), Coercion (Domestic Violence), Menacing (Domestic Violence), Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, and Identity Theft. Additionally, Jackson was lodged on several outstanding warrants. ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW
On Wednesday May 18, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the are of I-5 southbound and North Victory Boulevard to assist the Washington State Patrol in the pursuit of a sto ...
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Thursday May 19, 2016 - Times viewed: 7485
UPDATE (Thursday, May 19, 2016, 10:30 a.m.) Clackamas County Sheriff's Office detectives responded to the fire scene -- and have now turned the fire-scene investigation over to the Oregon State Fire Marshal and Molalla Fire. ___________ EARLIER (Thursday, May 19, 2016, 9:12 a.m.) This morning (Thursday, May 19, 2016), Molalla Fire personnel and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a house fire with two fatalities on the 13800 block of S. Leabo Rd. in Molalla. Information is still developing on the fire. Updates to come. Media staging area is the Molal ...
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Thursday May 19, 2016 - Times viewed: 7470
The Washougal School District has hired three new principals for the 2016-17 school year, two replacing staff retirements or resignations and one as the new planning principal for the new Columbia River Gorge Elementary School. They will begin July 1, 2016. Renae Burson, Principal, Gause Elementary School Renae Burson has been selected as the new principal for Gause Elementary School. Ms. ...

Wednesday May 18, 2016 - Times viewed: 7503
At 5:15pm today an apartment fire was reported at N Interstate and Alberta. Initial crews reported seeing heavy fire and smoke from a second story apartment window. Fire spread throughout the 2nd story apartment but was stopped before spreading to two business below. All 3 residents who were inside when the fire started made it out safely and no injuries were reported. Fire investigators are working on a determination of cause but did note that no working smoke alarms were found in the apartment. This apartment fire was under control in less than an hour thanks to swift action by fire crew ...
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Wednesday May 18, 2016 - Times viewed: 7526
On May 17, 2016 at about 2:09PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 97 near milepost 100 (intersection of Bear Lane, south of Madras). Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Pontiac van was traveling northbound on Highway 97 when it stopped in the lane of travel in preparation to make a left turn onto Bear Lane (waiting for southbound traffic to pass). While waiting to make a left turn, an unknown vehicle that had also been traveling northbound on Highway 97 almost rear-ended the Pontiac but passed it on the right shou ...
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Tuesday May 17, 2016 - Times viewed: 7515
The bike/pedestrian path off NW Burnside and 24th Place will be closed all day on May 18, 2016, to complete paving on Sterns Canyon Road in Washington Park. Please see the attached map. The best detour from the NW Flanders/NW Everett bikeway is to use NW 23rd to Vista Ave, then to Park Ave into Washington Park. We apologize for the inconvenience of this project as we work to make Sterns Canyon a better connection for cyclists. The first phase of this project is to repave portions of the pathway. Later, we will remove the gate and replace it with bollards. In addition, the Portland Bureau o ...
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Monday May 16, 2016 - Times viewed: 7532
Oregon's Mt. Hood seen as you approach Portland International Airport. Taken May 14, 2016.ERIK KLEMETTI A FEW WEEKS back, we heard news of an small earthquake swarm underneath Mount St. Helens. Now, media-driven hyperbole aside, that swarm was business-as-usual for a Cascade volcano, where magma slowly rises back into the upper parts of the system. So, it should be no surprise when other volcanoes in the range show similar behavior. That’s what we might be seeing right now at St. Helens’ southern neighbor, Oregon’s Mt. Hood, where the USGS has noticed a swarm of small earthquakes (all less ...
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Monday May 16, 2016 - Times viewed: 7517
owlitz County: Last night about 3am Erin Cochran, 32yrs of Vancouver, called Cowlitz 911 and reported that her ex-boyfriend, Brent Luyster, 36yrs, of Longview, had pistol whipped her and that she was bleeding from the head and did not know where she was. 911 dispatchers were able to use GPS to locate her locations near Luyster's house at 123 Solo View Driver (Longview). She was bleeding from the h ...

Monday May 16, 2016 - Times viewed: 7554
On May 15, 2016 at about 12:50PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle, head-on crash on Highway 194 near milepost 6 (west of Monmouth on Fishback Road). Preliminary investigation revealed a 1997 Dodge Neon was traveling eastbound on Highway 194 (also known as Monmouth Highway) when it crossed the centerline striking a 2006 Dodge pickup head-on. The driver of the Neon, Tara C KADELL, age 30, of Independence, was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the pickup, Lacey C MCLAREN, age 23, of Portland, was not injured. Two other passengers, a ...
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Monday May 16, 2016 - Times viewed: 7523
On Friday May 13, 2016, at 10:56 a.m., Central Precinct bicycle patrol officers responded to Northwest Natio Boulevard, just North of the Burnside Bridge on the report of a man dealing drugs. Officers arrived in the area and contacted the suspect, 45-year-old Jeffrey Lamar Seward, known to the officers from previous contacts. Based on information gathered by police, Seward was arrested for dealing heroin. Officers searched Seward's backpack and his pockets, locating and seizing a small amount of suspected methamphetamine, a prescription pill, and a syringe loaded with suspected heroin. ...
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Monday May 16, 2016 - Times viewed: 7522
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving the homicide of a 16-year-old boy that occurred in the Cully Neighborhood of Northeast Portland. On Monday May 12, 2014, at 3:04 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Northeast 59th Avenue and Simpson Street on the report that neighbors found a deceased male, who appeared to have a gunshot wound, seated inside a parked vehicle. Officers and medical personnel arrived and checked inside the vehicle, where they located a deceased male, later iden ...
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Saturday May 14, 2016 - Times viewed: 7535
Laboratory analyst Alexander McVey works at Cascadia Labs in Bend, Oregon Wednesday May 11. The lab tests cannabis-related products and business for the lab is expected to rise after Deschutes County, of which Bend is the county seat, decided on May 11, 2016, to allow marijuana cultivation in rural areas of the county, reversing an earlier opt-out decision. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS REDMOND, Oregon — Last year, Lindsey Pate and her husband, Christopher, bought 15 acres of high desert covered in junipers in central Oregon, where they planned to grow marijuana in greenhous ...
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Saturday May 14, 2016 - Times viewed: 7547
At about 6:30 pm this evening Sandy Police Officers assigned to patrol Estacada were sent to a stabbing that had just occurred in the 700 block of North Broadway Street in Estacada. They found a 22 year old man suffering from at least one stab wound to the abdomen. The suspect fled in a vehicle before police arrived, but that vehicle was found a few miles away in the 28300 block of SE Eagle Creek ...

Saturday May 14, 2016 - Times viewed: 7553
UPDATE A 13-year-old girl who disappeared from her home Thursday has been found safe. Police say Madison Taussig was found in Wilsonville but did not provide any other details. PREVIOUS STORY:
On Thursday May 12, 2016 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Beaverton officers responded to 12030 SW Fulmar Terrace on a report of a missing 13 year old. It is believed that she had runaway and might be in danger. Officers spoke to the father of the missing child who is identified as Madison Taussig. Madison is describes as 5'3" tall, 95 pounds, hazel eyes and long brown hair. Madison was s ...
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Saturday May 14, 2016 - Times viewed: 7538
The Lebanon Fire District hosted its annual LFD Awards Banquet on Friday night at the Boulder Falls Center in Lebanon. District members and guests were treated to dinner and a guest speaker appearance by Gene Mayfield, survivor of a horrific traffic crash on Santiam Highway this past January. The annual banquet honors district members and supporters for their hard work and dedication throughout the year and recognizes members nominated by their peers for their exemplary service. In addition to traditional awards, members are also recognized for their years of service to the district. Award ...
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Saturday May 14, 2016 - Times viewed: 7527
MCMINNVILLE - On Armed Forces Day, June 21, join the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as they celebrate the Oregon Air National Guard's 75th anniversary. The public is invited to tour the museum and meet current and former Air National Guard members that have flown or maintained Oregon's fighter jets, and who have served in support of the Air Guard's statewide mission. Oregon's Air Guard has been protecting the skies over the Pacific Northwest and Canada for nearly 70 years. For more than seven decades Oregon military air units in Portland and Klamath Falls h ...
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Friday May 13, 2016 - Times viewed: 7548
Vezina, student body president for Portland Community College's Cascade Campus in North Portland and leader of PCC's District Student Council, has been chosen as a 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar by national two-year college honor society Phi Theta Kappa. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation recognizes 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze scholars nationally, and provides nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each Gold Scholar receives a $1,500 scholarship and a special medallion. "I was born into poverty, generational drug addiction and incarceration, and survived ...
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Thursday May 12, 2016 - Times viewed: 7572
Clark County Jail Inmate erroneously released after switching identity with other inmate Escaped inmate: JOHNSON, Michael Diontae DOB 03/31/1986 African American Male; 5'-04" 140 lbs. Black hair, Brown eyes - resident of Portland, Oregon An inmate at the Clark County Jail escaped from custody at approximately 8:30 AM today. Michael Diontae Johnson, 30, switched identities with another inmate who was scheduled to be released today. His escape was detected a few hours later during a scheduled meal and headcount. "I can't comment on the manner in which Johnson switched identities wi ...
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Thursday May 12, 2016 - Times viewed: 7547
On May 11, 2016 at approximately 7:23pm, Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a criminal mischief report at Bill's Chevron in Waldport, Oregon. An employee at the location reported a female walked into the women's restroom and spray painted graffiti in large letters on the wall. A short time later, additional callers reported the same female had spray painted graffiti on a traffic signal pole at the intersection of Highway 101 and Highway 34 and also on a vacant business building in the 100 Block of SW Highway 101. Sergeant Adam Shanks responded and located the female, iden ...
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Thursday May 12, 2016 - Times viewed: 7570
Portland, OR -- Today the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC), in partnership with the Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) concluded their 2016 Spring meeting. This event, hosted in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), the US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region and the Pacific Northwest Research Station, brought together Western forestry leaders to discuss the connection between people and forests. The two-day event attracted nearly 100 attendees from across the United States, including state foresters from 23 western states and Pacific islands and t ...
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