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1 Fight Involving a Gun at Convenience Store, 1 Person Shot
Saturday February 15, 2020, 2:12 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man is being treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound after a fight involving a gun in the Portsmouth Neighborhood.

On Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8:14p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance at a convenience store in the 6100 b ... [More]    

2 Officer Involved Shooting in Silverton, Marion County
Saturday February 15, 2020, 2:11 AM
SILVERTON, Oregon - On February 14, 2020 at approximately 12:40 P.M., Silverton Police Department personnel responded to a reported domestic violence disturbance at 911 Reserve St. Apt.#3, in Silverton.

Shortly after arriving, officers located the involved man, William Bluestone (21) of Bend ... [More]    

3 Driver Identified in Deadly I-205 Crash
Tuesday February 11, 2020, 6:58 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - The driver that was killed in Saturday's crash on the Glenn Jackson Bridge is identified as Yevgeniy L. Kovalenko, 25, of Gresham. His family has been notified of his death.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is still ongoing, but speed is believed to be a key c ... [More]    

4 Shooting at Car Dealership
Sunday February 9, 2020, 8:51 AM
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - On February 8, at about 9:30am, Forest Grove Police were sent to the Doherty Ford Dealership at 4223 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove for a reported disturbance.

On arrival police learned that a subject had fired a .308 caliber bullet at a truck owned by the dealership a ... [More]    

5 21 people evacuated from Umatilla County flood
Sunday February 9, 2020, 8:48 AM
21 people evacuated from Umatilla County flood

Pendleton – On Saturday, February 8th, the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office reported there were successful evacuation efforts using two helicopters in areas affected by county flooding. Helicopters provided by the National Guard and Umatilla County Search and Rescue personnel both worked ... [More]    

6 24-year-old woman killed on Hwy 30 In Clatsop County
Friday February 7, 2020, 4:32 AM
24-year-old woman killed on Hwy 30 In Clatsop County
On Thursday, February 6, 2020 at approximately 11:18 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 30 near milepost 92.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Buick LeSabre, operated by Emilee Mabey (24) of Ocean Park, WA. was westbound ... [More]    

7 Second Alarm Apartment Fire at SE Foster Rd.
Tuesday February 4, 2020, 8:11 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - Last night at at 7:19 PM Portland Firefighters were called to an apartment on the 13000 block of SE Foster Rd. When they arrived firefighters found a second floor apartment burning with flames rapidly moving the the third floor apartment above. The location of the burning apartmen ... [More]    
8 Keizer Police Investigating Suspicious Death
Tuesday February 4, 2020, 8:09 AM
On February 3, 2020, at about 8:30 PM, Keizer police officers were dispatched to a parking lot in the area of 2555 Jorie Lane NE to a report of a motor vehicle crash. Officers discovered a deceased adult male at the location inside the crashed car. The death was suspicious and not consistent with th ... [More]    
9 Woman Driving Car Shot Near Lloyd Center
Sunday February 2, 2020, 5:27 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - A victim is recovering from a gunshot wound that is believed to be non-life threatening after a shooting in the Eliot/Irvington/Lloyd District neighborhoods.

On Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 1:50a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of someone shot outsid ... [More]    

10 Two Fires in Lebanon Fire District
Friday January 31, 2020, 3:52 AM
The Lebanon Fire District responded to 2 reported structure fires within 30 minutes of each other this evening, the first fire coming in at 10:00 pm. The fire was reported to be a stove on fire while the occupant was cooking. Upon arrival of the IC, the only occupant of the house told firefighters t ... [More]    
11 Major Crash Team Activation, SE 122nd Ave/Burnside Closed
Friday January 31, 2020, 3:51 AM
The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and East Burnside Street to assist in a traffic crash investigation involving serious injuries.

Streets closed in the area, including 122nd Avenue between Northeast Glisan Street and Southeast Stark Street, and Ea ... [More]    

12 Gov. Kate Brown’s New 2020 Census Website Could Help Secure Oregon’s 6th Congressional Seat
Tuesday January 28, 2020, 4:29 AM
Gov. Kate Brown’s New 2020 Census Website Could Help Secure Oregon’s 6th Congressional Seat
Gov. Kate Brown unveiled a new website last week to let Oregonians know about the upcoming 2020 census in hopes of getting full participation so the state is represented accurately.

It includes background information, why participation matters and a timeline of events.

Getting an acc ... [More]    

13 Two Fires, Keep Lebanon Firefighters Busy
Tuesday January 28, 2020, 4:23 AM
Lebanon fire crews battled two working house fires within a 5-hour span on Friday night, stretching their available resources thin and testing the endurance of responders. The first fire came in at 5:38 p.m. at 30033 Fairview Road with reports of heavy smoke within the home. Both occupants were able ... [More]    
14 Dead Man Found Beside Hwy 101 in Coos County
Tuesday January 28, 2020, 4:21 AM
On Monday, January 27, 2020 at approximately 9:21 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers were dispatched to the report of a deceased person beside Hwy 101 near milepost 278 (Two Mile Lane).

Preliminary investigation revealed the deceased male, identified as William Schippert (44) of Bandon, had ... [More]    

15 Man Sentenced to prison in death of 19-year-old Portland girl
Saturday January 25, 2020, 3:10 AM
Man Sentenced to prison in death of 19-year-old Portland girl
PORTLAND, Oregon Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced today that 27-year-old Adam Alexander Valle has changed his plea and received an 85 month prison sentence for recklessly causing the death of 19-year-old Heaven Leigh Mathews while operating a stolen vehicle under the influe ... [More]    
16 Shooting in Hazelwood Neighborhood, Occupied House Struck
Saturday January 25, 2020, 3:02 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - East Precinct and the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) are investigating a shooting this evening in the Hazelwood neighborhood that left an occupied house and a parked car with bullet strikes.

On Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:27p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to r ... [More]    

17 Woman Arrested in Connection with September 2019 Shooting
Thursday January 23, 2020, 6:19 AM
Woman Arrested in Connection with September 2019 Shooting
Detectives from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit have continued investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting death of Philip Cloud on September 23, 2019. As part of the ongoing investigation, detectives executed several search warrants and interviewed dozens ... [More]    
18 Man Arrested for Attempted Armed Robbery
Thursday January 23, 2020, 6:09 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 8:04 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to the 1600 block of Northeast Grand Avenue on a report of an attempted robbery involving a weapon.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted a subject in the area of Northeast 6th Avenue and ... [More]    

19 Gresham U.S. Bank Fires Woman For Helping struggling man at Christmas
Sunday January 19, 2020, 2:54 AM
Gresham U.S. Bank Fires Woman For Helping struggling man at Christmas
PORTLAND, Oregon - Emily James from Portland says she was terminated from her jog at U.S. Bankafter helping a struggling customer get home to his family on Christmas Eve by giving him $20 of her own money.

Emily worked as a senior banker at a U.S. Bank call center in Portland when she receiv ... [More]    

20 Barricaded male who set fire to house arrested
Thursday January 16, 2020, 8:42 AM
Vancouver, Wash. –On January 15, 2020 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the 3200 block of NW Division Avenue for a restraining order violation. Officers made verbal contact with a male inside the residence, who was in violation of the restraining order, and who refused to exi ... [More]    
21 Man Arrested in Connection with Thefts, Two Guns Recovered
Thursday January 16, 2020, 8:41 AM
On January 2, 2020 there was a string of thefts from vehicles in the Sandy area. The Sandy Police Department was assisted in the investigation in the coming days by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Gresham Police Department, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Portland Police Bureau. At the ... [More]    
22 Reward offered for missing 20-year-old Allyson Watterson
Tuesday January 14, 2020, 10:41 PM
Reward offered for missing 20-year-old  Allyson Watterson
NORTH PLAINS, Oregon – During its third week, the search for a missing Oregon woman has been suspended in a specific area.

However, Rescue commander Tony Morris of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday that it is suspending the active search for Allyson Watterson, a 20-ye ... [More]    

23 Man dies in Oregon coast crash, dog goes missing
Tuesday January 14, 2020, 10:24 PM
Man dies in Oregon coast crash, dog goes missing
NETARTS, Ore. – A 41-year-old Oregon man died Sunday afternoon when he crashed into a ravine along a coastal road, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office said.

The crash was reported at about 3:40 p.m. along Whiskey Creek Road.

Initial reports state that Jarrod Christensen, 41, of Clo ... [More]    

24 Oregon State Police investigating three people being swept into the ocean
Monday January 13, 2020, 2:47 AM
POLICE REPORT: The adult male and father of the two children is being identified as Jeremy Stiles (47) from Portland.

The officer that entered the ocean is from the Manzanita Police Department and is requesting no media interviews at this time.

On Saturday, January 11, 2020, at appr ... [More]    

25 Man charged with manslaughter following a fatal hit and run
Saturday January 11, 2020, 6:51 AM

Luis Silva Echeverria-Navarete charged with manslaughter following a fatal hit and run in N. Portland on November 26, 2017

Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced the filing of a four count charging document against 22-year-old Luis Silva Echeverria-Navaret ... [More]    

26 Tenmile Lake recreational use health advisory lifted
Saturday January 11, 2020, 6:50 AM
Tenmile Lake recreational use health advisory lifted The Oregon Health Authority has lifted the recreational use health advisories for Tenmile Lake in Coos County.

Water monitoring has confirmed that the level of cyanotoxins (harmful algae toxins) in Tenmile Lake are below recreational guid ... [More]    

27 Extreme Clutter Complicates Firefighting Efforts In SE PDX
Tuesday January 7, 2020, 6:23 AM
PORTLALND, Oregon - A townhouse was called to PF&R firefighters at 3:50 PM. A townhouse fire at SE 131st & Division. SE PDX was ablaze. Crews arrived to find dark smoke flowing from the windows and eves. They were able to search the home and extinguish the fire within 15min. This prevented fire spre ... [More]    
28 Police Seek Help Locating Missing Man
Tuesday January 7, 2020, 6:20 AM
Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 68-year-old man. Jeffery Still was last seen today around 8:50 p.m. after leaving Portland Adventist Hospital. Still has medical issues and needs medication. He has brown hair, is approximately 5-feet-10-inche ... [More]    
29 A Fighter Jet Pilot Passed Out While Flying Over Oregon, But Managed to Not Crash
Saturday January 4, 2020, 8:27 AM
A Fighter Jet Pilot Passed Out While Flying Over Oregon, But Managed to Not Crash
The student passed out for 11 seconds after a quick turn caused the pilot to experience G-forces.

A student pilot narrowly avoided disaster while flying over Oregon in a military training drill, Popular Science reported.

During the training flight last March, the student passed out f ... [More]    

30 Crane overturn in Lake Oswego
Saturday January 4, 2020, 8:24 AM
Crane overturn in Lake Oswego
A Rough Terrain crane overturned on a job site in Lake Oswego- due south of Portland, Oregon on Thursday.

The crane owned by Ness Campbell Crane, was working on the retail/apartment mixed use Mercantile Village development, when it seems the ground gave way under one of the outriggers, altho ... [More]    

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Tuesday October 30, 2018 - Times viewed: 8626
HILLSBORO, Oregon - A home fire at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 2018 in the 5200 block of SW Lombard Avenue in Hillsboro, Washington County. Three adults were in the fire area and escaped. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and heal ...

Monday October 29, 2018 - Times viewed: 8694
As large farms popped up across Oregon during the cannabis boom that followed the legalization of recreational marijuana, the state's landscape and economy changed. Oregon declined to limit the number of licenses when the state legalized cannabis, allowing an unlimited number of growers. Last fall, a bumper crop led to a sharp drop in prices that has rocked the industry. Prices have continued to fall, putting farmers out of business and cutting profits for those able to stay open. In an article in Cannabis Wire, an organic vegetable farmer details the ways in which Oregon's lax regulations on legal weed have put rural communities in economic and environmental distress. Melissa Mathewson interviewed farmers worried about pesticide and rodenticide runoff from inexperienced or careless cannabis grows primarily concerned with profits. "It's a Silent Spring moment in a sense," one farmer tells her, "because it is killing the entire trophic system in the forest." The reference to Rachel Carson's iconic indictment of industrial farms and the large-scale deployment of insecticide cuts to the heart of the farmers' concerns: Cannabis farmers may be damaging the environment and ...
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Monday October 29, 2018 - Times viewed: 8494
PORTLAND, Oregon - Accessing abortion has become increasingly difficult in parts of the US. As a result, a growing number of reproductive rights activists say it is time American women learn the facts about "self-managing abortion" with pills. Kate could tell something was wrong. She'd been feeling nauseous for days and her body just felt different. The 27-year-old massage school student and her ...

Sunday October 28, 2018 - Times viewed: 9052
SALEM, Oregon - $750 million Powerball bucks. The largest jackpot is hot on the heels of Mega Millions’ record jackpot win on Oct. 23. The current $750 million Powerball jackpot is the fourth largest in U.S. history and third largest in Powerball game history. The next Powerball drawing is Saturday at 7:59 p.m. Players can buy tickets up to 7 p.m. Powerball Fast Facts The Powerball jac ...

Saturday October 27, 2018 - Times viewed: 8871
PORTLAND, Oregon - The driver who hit a pedestrian near the intersection of Southeast 146th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street has been arrested by Portland police. Police believe 64-year-old William C. Leptich was the driver of a Ford F-150 and was driving while intoxicanted. He was arrested and taken to the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Assault in the Third Degree, and Reckless Driving. 

The injured pedestrian was taken to a hospital by ambulance and remains in critical condition and is receiving treatment for injuries suffered during the crash. 
Anyone with information about this crash or Leptich should contact Traffic Division Major Crash Team Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213 or Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov  ...
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Friday October 26, 2018 - Times viewed: 9173
PORTLAND, Oregon - Today just after 4 PM, multiple 911 calls reported a man inside the Fred Meyer store at 7404 North Interstate Avenue, with a gun. Police to the 911 emergency call and subdued 46-year-old David M. Huntley. He was arrested without incident. Police then searched the area but found only a black handgun holster. Witnesses later informed officers the black handgun holster is what they had seen in the suspect's possession and believed to be a handgun. Investigators believe the suspect held the black handgun holster as though it was a firearm. Huntley was taken to the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Menacing, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Trespass in the Second Degree, and a Probation Violation for a previous conviction of Possession of Cocaine. ...
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Friday October 26, 2018 - Times viewed: 8629
FOREST GROVE -- Dr. Sarah Phillips, who has served as interim dean of the Pacific University College of Arts & Sciences for the past 16 months, has been selected to continue the role on a permanent basis, Provost John Miller announced today. “I am extremely pleased that Dr. Phillips has agreed to continue leading the College of Arts & Sciences for the foreseeable future,” Miller said. “She is a ...

Wednesday October 24, 2018 - Times viewed: 8686
BEND, Oregon — A former Oregon State Police Spokesman for Oregon State Police entered a plea of not guilty to harassment charges involving his estranged wife. 43-year-old Capt. Bill Fugate appeared in Deschutes County Circuit Court on Tuesday, entering the not guilty plea to two misdemeanor counts. Prosecutors say the allegations stemmed from encounters last year with his wife, who filed for ...

Wednesday October 24, 2018 - Times viewed: 8679
PORTLAND, Oregon — Judge Julie Frantz dismissed all criminal charges against a suspended Marion County Circuit judge the day before his trial. A key witness in the case against him wasn't willing to participate. A jury was expected to hear opening statements Wednesday on whether Vance Day allowed a felon to handle a firearm on two occasions. However, lawyers for the Oregon Department of Just ...

Wednesday October 24, 2018 - Times viewed: 8804
Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports today at 9:45 a.m., his deputies responded to a crash involving a car hitting a pedestrian on Old Salem Road, near Kathryn Street in Millersburg. Deputies learned that Alexander Sullivan, 27, of Albany was walking south on the west side of Old Salem Road. The driver Juan Lopez-Palafox, 40, of Aumsville, was driving southbound in a 2006 Chevrolet pick-up, whi ...

Wednesday October 24, 2018 - Times viewed: 8639
DONALD, Oregon - A man from Aurora was arrested today for a hit and run incident. He is charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving another vehicle and a school bus full of children. At at 8:45 AM, this morning deputies were sent to the intersection of Butteville Rd NE and Ehlen Rd NE just north of the city of Donald. They found a yellow 2009 International School Bus and a white 2018 Pe ...

Wednesday October 17, 2018 - Times viewed: 8952
SALEM, Oregon — Lost Valley Farm near Boardman has been fined $187,000 after finding 224 violations of its wastewater permit. The fine was announced last week and imposed by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. The violations occurred between June 2017 and August 2018 include allowing manure lagoons to overflow, improperly storing dead cows and failing to report spills. Owner Greg te Velde ...

Wednesday October 17, 2018 - Times viewed: 9040
SALEM, Oregon - Check to see if you're registered here if you've moved or somehow you've managed to slip through the state records or their effort to register everyone who gets a driver's license. For in-person registration, Multnomah County's elections office is open till 7 pm tonight at 1040 SE Morrison St. Oregon's vote-by-mail system has been hailed as a way to improve voter participatio ...

Wednesday October 17, 2018 - Times viewed: 9176
Investigation revealed that a 2012 Peterbilt semi truck, being operated by Shannon Dwinell (46) of Great Bend, KS, was westbound on I-84 when for unknown reasons left the roadway, struck the guardrail, and overturned. Dwinell sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The stock trailer was loaded with 28 cattle, 5 died as a result of the crash. Oregon State ...

Wednesday October 17, 2018 - Times viewed: 8663
On October 20, 2018, Beaverton Police Department, along with Safe Kids Coalition of Washington County and Kuni Auto Center, will be offering a free child safety seat clinic. The clinic will run from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Kuni Auto Center located at 3725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005. Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death nationwide for children ages 1-12. In 20 ...

Monday October 15, 2018 - Times viewed: 8650
ONTARIO, Oregon — The Snake River Correctional Institution at Ontario, Oregon was placed on lockdown not long after an inmate allegedly assaulted a staff member. Prison officials say the assault happened around 10:30 Saturday morning. The staff member at the prison was hospitalized with unknown injuries. Seven other security personnel were taken to the hospital but have since been releas ...

Monday October 15, 2018 - Times viewed: 8711
DALLAS, Oregon — A Polk County man died after being shot in the head during an incident south of Independence. 31-year-old Joseph Sieg died after being shot Thursday night. The emergency call came was reported at 8:38 p.m. to notify police of the incident. Multiple attempts at to save Siegs' life were successful. Suicide has been ruled out by authorities. There have been no arrests mad ...

Monday October 15, 2018 - Times viewed: 9353
SALEM, Oregon - Just before 3 pm on Sunday afternoon SW Polk Fire responded to a high risk grass fire off of Highway 22 near Highway 51, about 5 miles west of the City of Salem. Approximately 30 fire personnel from SW Polk, Dallas Fire & EMS, Polk Fire Dist #1, Salem Fire and Oregon Department of Forestry responded to assist in containing the fire. The fire, which started out as a burn pile, got away from a property owner due to the dry conditions and high winds. One injury was reported by a homeowner who was attempting to protect his property from the fire. The property owner was evaluated and treated on scene by EMS personnel. Approximately 10 acres were burned and three homes were threaten. It took firefighters about an hour to get the fire under control. Amity Fire moved up to cover the SW Fire response area. ...
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Monday October 15, 2018 - Times viewed: 9253
The Red Cross responded to a single family home fire on Sunday October, 14, 2018 at approximately 19:37 hours on Interstate 5 near Salem, Oregon. This single family fire affected a family of 2 adults and 3 children. Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, along with assistance to address immediate basic needs such as food, clothing, comfort kits including toiletry items and informa ...

Saturday October 13, 2018 - Times viewed: 9338
SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission on Friday adopted administrative rules for the salvage of roadkilled deer and elk. The new rules are needed to implement Senate Bill 372, passed by the 2017 Oregon State Legislature. The rules take effect on Jan. 1, 2019. The commission outlined some of the highlights of the new rules: Deer and elk accidentally stuck by a vehicle ...

Saturday October 13, 2018 - Times viewed: 8797
NEWBERG, Oregon - Is the bee species population in Oregon declining? There seems to be a real problem answering that question. Tracking them that is. The European honey bee gets most of the attention. Fuzzy bumble bees to glistening sweat bees and stately long horns, native bees are wild critters of almost endless variety. "Let's get out there and collect as many bees as possible, on as many plants as possible," said master gardener Michael O'Loughlin to a dozen other volunteers before the group fanned out to the many flowering plants, nets swishing in search of buzzing targets. These weren't just any bee-ophytes: they're on a statewide mission to survey every bee species in Oregon for the very first time. "Our effort is to go around and to sample all the bees we can and figure out what species are in Yamhill County, and there's other groups throughout the state that're doing the other counties," O'Loughlin said. Experts believe around 500 species might live in the state, but no one knows for sure. Which is a problem, because we could be losing bee species at an alarming rate. In 2013, a massive bee-kill in a Wilsonville shopping center made national news. An es ...
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Friday October 12, 2018 - Times viewed: 8723
NEWPORT, Oregon — A man reached and tried to grab a police officer's gun in a Newport courtroom this week. One official stated that perhaps a year-old federal appeals decision contributed to the near-disaster. A judge had denied a request by deputies to restrain 27-year-old Scott Lemmon in court Wednesday. In a scuffle caught on courtroom video, a man identified by authorities as Lemmon stoo ...

Friday October 12, 2018 - Times viewed: 8687
TIMBERLINE LODGE - 30-year-old David Lee Yaghmourian, from Glendale, Arizona, died on Mt Hood in a hiking trip. His body was found by rescuers to Timberline Lodge and turned over the Clackamas County Medical Examiner, who made a preliminary ID that this was in fact Mr. Yaghmourian. The search mission began on Oct. 8, 2018 at about 5 p.m. At that point Yaghmourian's hiking partner had been out of contact for about nine hours with Mr. Yaghmourian. He was hiking the Timberline Trail with a friend, Hayden Krichbaum, when he became fatigued and complained of a sore knee. On Monday, the last day of the hike, Yaghmourian stopped to rest while they were returning to Timberline Lodge. His companion continued on to the lodge and waited for him there. "David needed some extra time to take breaks. I wasn't feeling great at the time, so I asked, 'Is it OK if we meet up at the lodge? Are you feeling good enough to keep going?' He said, 'Sure, not a problem, I'll take a break and meet you there,'" said Kirchbaum. The weather worsened and Yaghmourian did not return. His body was found about 1.84 miles NE of Timberline Lodge, at an elevation of 8,270 feet at the top of White R ...
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Friday October 12, 2018 - Times viewed: 8911
At 2:52 p.m. today, multiple calls to 911 reported a brush fire in the 12000 block of Northwest Springville Road in unincorporated Multnomah County. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters arrived within 10 minutes of being dispatched to find smoke next to a barn and flames spreading quickly. While trying to gain access to the fire, firefighters found two patients requiring treatment and ac ...

Wednesday October 10, 2018 - Times viewed: 9119
EUGENE, Oregon— The US government has once again asked a judge to stop legal proceedings in a climate change lawsuit filed by a group of young people scheduled for trial in Oregon later this month. US attorneys filed a motion last week in federal court in Eugene, requesting a stay pending a review of the case by the U.S. Supreme Court. "A brief stay to allow the Supreme Court to consider whe ...

Wednesday October 10, 2018 - Times viewed: 8677
PORTLAND Oregon - Both schools and police agencies throughout Oregon and across the country are trying to manage the increasing number of threats that get shared, called in, or posted online each day. Once school officials and officers learn of these threats, it can take quite a bit of money and time to identify the sender, investigate the situation, and mitigate any concerns. Communities can’t i ...

Wednesday October 10, 2018 - Times viewed: 8634
WASHINGTON DC — The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from a Marion County judge who was suspended after allegations that he had refused to marry gay couples and had broken gun laws. The justices on Tuesday left in place the three-year suspension against Judge Vance Day, who had argued that he was singled out for his opposition to same-sex marriage. The Oregon Supreme Court impose ...

Wednesday October 10, 2018 - Times viewed: 8384
OREGON CITY, Oregon - Oregon sheriff’s deputies were credited with saving the life of a 1-week-old after she stopped breathing during a trip to the mall with her parents last month, the girl’s mother told FOX 12. Jessie Siefer said she was feeding her daughter, Audrey Harmon, inside an Oregon City JC Penny store when she noticed the girl turn “a different color” and stop breathing. We really ...

Tuesday October 9, 2018 - Times viewed: 9215
PLEASANT HILL, Oregon — A man from Pleasant Hill, Oregon raised a giant pumpkin weighing 2,170 pounds that won a pumpkin-weighing contest in Northern California. Steve Daletas, of Pleasant Hill, Oregon, on Monday said it was a good seed and so much sunny weather since he planted it April 15 hoping to win the 45th World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California. It was the fourth time Daleta takes top honors at the annual pumpkin-weighing contest. He won $15,190 for the lumpy pumpkin that will be showcased at Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival this weekend. He says he used a backhoe to place it on a pickup truck and drove it for 12 hours to California. The world record for largest pumpkin was set in a 2014 weigh-off in Germany by Swiss farmer Beni Meier who grew a 2,323-pound (1,053 kilograms) pumpkin. ...
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Tuesday October 9, 2018 - Times viewed: 8689
A “perfect storm” of high demand and increased production carried the Oregon wine industry to significant economic growth in 2017, according to an annual study by the University of Oregon Institute for Policy Research and Engagement. The latest Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report shows the state added 92 new vineyards and 44 new wineries in 2017, while expanding planted acres from 30,435 to 33, 631 — a 10.5 percent jump. Overall production also rose from 79,282 tons of wine grapes valued at $167.8 million in 2016, to 91,343 tons at $191.9 million in 2017. Willamette Valley Pinot noir remains the leading variety, accounting for 58 percent of acreage and 59 percent of production. Most new wineries, however, came out of Eastern Oregon and “at-large” wine growing regions. Eastern Oregon — home of the state’s newest American Viticultural Area, The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater, established in 2015 — saw 18 new wineries open in 2017, while the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon saw 13. Total sales grew to more than $550 million in 2017, up nearly 4 percent over 2016. Though in-state sales saw a slight decrease from 593,192 cases to 579,155 cases, domestic sales outside of Ore ...
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