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Monday August 6, 2018 - Times viewed: 8735
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Sunday, August 5, 2018, at 2 AM., two people were hit by gunfire outside the 7-11 store, located at 3500 Southeast 122nd Avenue. When police arrived they found two men on the ground outside of the entrance to the 7-11. Both men appeared to be suffering from gunshot injuries. Officers provided the men with emergency medical first aid until emergency medical personnel a ...

Saturday August 4, 2018 - Times viewed: 8784
Increasingly hot, dry summers are making massive wildfires the new normal in the Pacific Northwest. Currently, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, there are 16 fires burning in Oregon, totally roughly 151,603 acres. And NIFC predicts that number could increase in the coming months. A new map shows the Pacific Northwest, including the entire state of Oregon, is currently at "above normal" risk for wildfires. It was first locally reported this week by The Oregonian. "August is the peak month for fire activity across the West," NIFC's report on wildfire potential in the U.S. reads. "Given the amount of lightning received along with preexisting heavy fuel loading and dryness, a very active month is expected with Above Normal significant wildland fire potential likely across portions of the Pacific Northwest." he report adds that September rains normally help contain the region's fires, but because this summer has been exceptionally dry, fall wildfires "may very well be robust across portions of the state." According to NIFC's map, portions of Texas are the only other U.S. region outside of the Pacific Northwest to be at above average risk for wildfires. In ...
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Saturday August 4, 2018 - Times viewed: 9433
PORTLAND, Oregon - Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced Robert Fay, a detective sergeant with the Gresham Police Department, was charged with official misconduct in the first degree. Fay appeared before Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Eric J. Bergstrom and pleaded guilty to the offense and was immediately sentenced. This investigation started when law enforcement l ...

Saturday August 4, 2018 - Times viewed: 8719

Governor Kate Brown has declared the Sugar Pine Fire, burning outside of Shady Cove, a conflagration. The declaration cleared the way for the state fire marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire.

 

The Office of State Marshal’s Red Incident Management Team is under unified command, and has sent four structural task forces from Coo ...


Saturday August 4, 2018 - Times viewed: 10006
SALEM, Oregon - On 08-02-18, Marion County Deputies were dispatched to a report of a man that had been stabbed in the 300 block of Lancaster Drive NE. Deputy Mark Rettig arrived and located the victim, 21-year old Samuel Fry. Deputy Rettig could see Fry’s bleeding was severe and quickly applied a tourniquet while waiting for paramedics to arrive. Fry was transported to a local hospital and remains ...

Thursday August 2, 2018 - Times viewed: 8788
The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, activated its Agency Operations Center Saturday, July 28 and deployed one strike team and one task force with equipment and personnel to assist with the wildfires in California. The Oregon State Fire Marshal’s strike team and task force are actively engaged in firefighting operations on a 24-hour work ...

Thursday August 2, 2018 - Times viewed: 8763
At approximately 1750 hours police and rescue were sent to 9114 NE 66TH ST on a report of an accident invloving a farm tractor. Witnesses advised that the operator of the tractor was attempting to use the tractor to move a vehicle on the property. As he was doing this the tractor flipped over, and landed on him. The operator died as as a result of the injuries he sustained from the incident. ...

Monday July 30, 2018 - Times viewed: 9561
GRANTS PASS, Oregon — A huge brushfire burning near Grants Pass in southern Oregon has forced more than 1,000 people to evacuate their homes. By Sunday, the Garner Complex fire grew to more than 50 square miles and was only about 30 percent contained. The fire grew by more than 10 percent overnight and is being fought by some 2,600 firefighters. No structures have been damaged, but about 1,000 people are under mandatory evacuation notices. ...
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Monday July 30, 2018 - Times viewed: 9317
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Saturday July 28, 2018, at about 6pm., police responded to an assault at Northeast 6th Avenue and East Burnside Street. The victim told police he was hit in the head with a handgun and that the suspect also fired a shot during the encounter. Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and contacted the victim, a 34-year-old male, who was suffering from a head injur ...

Sunday July 29, 2018 - Times viewed: 8800
PORTLAND, Oregon — After a 20 year search police finally found a wanted Oregon couple in Mississippi when the husband died and his wife used his aliases to make funeral arrangements. A Mississippi undertaker entered the alias used by Leon Henry Shaw online then found Shaw was on the FBI's Most Wanted list. FBI agents who have been trying to track down Shaw and his partner, Victoria Michelle Cravitz, since they both left Oregon in 2000. The common-law wife, Cravitz, had been living under the name Jennifer Larsen. Cravitz made a court appearance in Jackson, Mississippi, last Thursday on a charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and will be returned to Oregon. She waived a hearing to determine her identity, as well as a preliminary hearing, and was ordered transferred by the judge. ...
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Friday July 27, 2018 - Times viewed: 8538
SALEM, Oregon - On July 26, 2018, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office Detective was arrested on 1 Count of Theft by Taking, 4 Counts of Theft by Selling and 1 count of Official Misconduct by the Salem Police Department. The Sheriff’s Office received information from the Salem Police Department regarding Sean Banks and potential criminal activity in March of 2018. Upon receiving this information, ...

Thursday July 26, 2018 - Times viewed: 9280

Salem, Ore. —Marion and Polk Counties issued an outdoor burn ban that applies to the City of Salem. Effective July 24, 2018, it was issued due to ongoing dry conditions and forecasted high temperatures.

The burn ban includes recreational campfires, fire pits, yard debris, agricultural burning and permits issued for open burning. It will remain in effect until further no ...


Thursday July 26, 2018 - Times viewed: 8782
HILLSBORO, Oregon - Just before 1pm today a residential fire on the 900 block of NE Queens Ln.consumed a single story structure with heavy smoke and flames extending into the air above a woodworking shop. The shop had been added onto the back of an attached garage. Firefighters found extensive fire in the woodshop and focused on containing the fire to that area. Additional fire units worked to protect the garage and home from further heat and smoke damage. A 2nd alarm with firefighting crews helped put out the fire. A woman in the house had noticed smoke then left the house and called 9-1-1. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and damage estimate has not yet been estimated to the public. Thirty-one Hillsboro Fire personnel with the assistance of firefighters from Cornelius Fire, Forest Grove Fire and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to the fire. No firefighter injuries were reported. ...
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Tuesday July 24, 2018 - Times viewed: 8728
BEND, Oregon — A 7-year-old girl who lost her stuffed lion while hiking was reunited with her loved toy over the weekend after a major effort to identify her. Hiker Holly Spaman, who recently moved to Bend, Oregon, from Yakima, Washington, ran into Audrianna Flores and her family as they descended Broken Top Trail on July 16 on their way back from a hike to the remote No Name Lake. The distr ...

Monday July 23, 2018 - Times viewed: 9515
ENTERPRISE, Oregon — Two people died in a three-wheeled motorcycle crash in northeastern Oregon. 79-year-old driver Galen Rottinghaus of Oak Harbor, Washington, lost control of the motorcycle and overturned on the shoulder on Friday as a group of motorcyclists slowed to turn into the Joseph Canyon Viewpoint on State Route 3. 77-year-old Patricia Ann Evans of El Cajon, California, died at the ...

Sunday July 22, 2018 - Times viewed: 8799
CENTRAL POINT, Oregon - A second person has died in a wildfire near Central Point. The body of a man was discovered Thursday inside the wildfire in southwestern Oregon. 60-year-old homeless Robert Lee Walker died near Central Point, Oregon. He lived in an encampment by the river near where the wildfire started Tuesday. He was identified through fingerprint comparison and it's believed he die ...

Saturday July 21, 2018 - Times viewed: 9064
Newberg, OR —Join folklorist Amy Howard and traditional basket maker Connie Graves for a conversation about some of the cultural traditions of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the people who practice them. The talk will be Thursday, July 26th at 6:30 PM at Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E Sheridan St, Newberg, OR 97132. Refreshments will be provided by the Yamhill County Cultural Coalitio ...

Tuesday July 17, 2018 - Times viewed: 9067
PORTLAND, Oegon - Yesterday, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced a 20 year prison sentence for 52-year-old Jorge Sosa-Soler for killing Yaritza Valdez-Almaguer, his longtime girlfriend. The defendant appeared before Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Karin J. Immergut and pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the first degree constituting domestic violence and unlawful use of a weapon constituting domestic violence. “No one deserves to be hurt by someone they love,” said Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Shawn Overstreet, who prosecuted this case. “This is an incredibly sad case that highlights the lethality that can exist hidden in domestic violence situations. Both Ms. Valdez-Almaguer and the defendant lived in a small village in Cuba. Getting to today has taken a considerable amount of time. As we negotiated the settlement of this case, we wanted to keep Ms. Valdez-Almaguer’s family in Cuba updated. Doing so required them traveling from their small village to the nearest town to use the only publicly available phone.” Ms. Valdez-Almaguer’s brother, Julio Valdez-Almaguer, participated in Monday’s sentencing hearing via phone from Cuba. Thr ...
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Tuesday July 17, 2018 - Times viewed: 9336
At about 5 PM yesterday, a 25 year-old male swimmer went under the surface of the Sandy River and did not re-surfaced. AMR Lifeguards hurried toward Lewis & Clark Park about 10 yards downstream of the Troutdale Bridge. The strong current swept the submerged victim downstream, in water depths near the limit surface divers can reach. AMR's Lifeguards were quickly joined by members of Gresham Fire & ...

Monday July 16, 2018 - Times viewed: 9608
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Sunday, July 15, narcotics officers observed an vehicle in the parking lot of the Jack in the Box restaurant, at 921 Southeast Powell Boulevard. As police drove into the parking lot, the suspect attempted to speed away but crashed his car into an occupied Drugs and Vice Division canine police unit. The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Toren Paul Flom, was then arrested. Drugs and Vice Division investigators located and seized as evidence 458 grams of the psychoactive drug, Molly/MDMA (3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) inside Flom's vehicle. This led to a subsequent search of the Flom's residence in the 19000 block of Howell Street in Gladstone. During the search of the Flom's residence, Drugs and Vice Division investigators located and seized an additional 115 grams of MDMA. The estimated wholesale value of the seized MDMA is $45,000. Illegal narcotics seized in this investigation amount to approximately 2.865 street dosage units. Flom was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery of MDMA, Possession of MDMA, Attempt Elude By Vehicle, and Reckless Driving. ...
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Monday July 16, 2018 - Times viewed: 9035
PORTLAND, Oregon - All lanes of southbound I-5 are now open past the Fremont Bridge. The lanes had been closed since Friday night for the I-5 paving project. Crews finished the paving work in advance of the scheduled 5 a.m. reopening. The southbound lanes will close again this weekend from 10 p.m. Friday July 20 to 5 a.m. Monday July 23. The same on-ramps to I-5 will again close. They are the: ...

Saturday July 14, 2018 - Times viewed: 8638
PORTLAND, Oregon - On July 13, 2018 at approximately 2:20 p.m., Salem Police officers responded to McKay School Park, 2755 Hollywood DR NE on a report of an injured male. Officers arrived and located a deceased male. Detectives were notified and responded to the scene. At this time a cause of death has not been determined and the male has not been identified. The park is closed while the scene is ...

Friday July 13, 2018 - Times viewed: 8582
SALEM, Oregon — Reports indicate that a thriving black market is taking advantage of the reported overproduction of marijuana for distribution in Oregon. On Thursday, the reporting agency said it has not lent effective oversight of growers and others in the industry, creating a thriving black market for weed. The review highlights complaints from US authorities that Oregon hasn't completely controlled its marijuana businesses, and that overproduction of marijuana is feeding a black market in states that haven't legalized it. Oregon was one of the first states to legalize medical pot in 1998, and in 2014 voters approved allowing citizens to smoke pot. Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen ordered the internal review after complaints from state and local law enforcement officials about lack of oversight of the pot industry. The health authority directs the state's Medical Marijuana Program, while the Liquor Control Commission regulates recreational pot. The review showed there were more than 20,000 grow sites, but only 58 inspections were carried out in 2017. The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program has far too few inspectors, while the tracking of growers and ...
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Friday July 13, 2018 - Times viewed: 8527
VANCOURVER, Washington - On 7/12/2018 at 6:53 pm, AMR Ambulance, East County Fire and Rescue and CCSO deputies responded to a single vehicle rollover collision in the 26000 block of NE Bradford Road, in east Clark County. Prior to EMS arrival, passersby had removed an unresponsive infant from the vehicle and were performing CPR on the child. The adult female driver had to be mechanically extrica ...

Friday July 13, 2018 - Times viewed: 8517
NORTHPLAINS, Oregon - July 12, 2018 – A 23-year-old man crashed his car into a North Plains storefront and struck an employee. On Thursday, at about 7 PM, two North Plains cops were at an ARCO station, located at 9560 NW Glencoe Road, when they observed a vehicle turn into the parking lot at a high rate of speed. It was a black 1974 Ford F-350 pickup that nearly struck a local police officer ...

Friday July 13, 2018 - Times viewed: 8537
On July 12, 2018 at about 9:00 p.m., Troopers from the Bend Area Command responded to a three vehicle injury crash occuring on Highway 97 near milepost 101, south of Madras. Knife River Construction is repaving this section of Highway 97 and was active in the zone when the crash occured. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Silver Saturn ION, operated by 23 year old Portland res ...

Friday July 13, 2018 - Times viewed: 9106
Lottery to hold press conference regarding claimed $150 million Powerball prize WHO: Oregon Lottery officials WHEN: 10 a.m., Friday, July 13, 2018 WHERE: Oregon Lottery Headquarters, 500 Airport Road SE, Salem, OR WHAT: Oregon Lottery officials will announce the winner of the $150.4 million Powerball jackpot. An Oregon Lottery player matched all numbers drawn in the June 20th Powerball ...

Sunday July 8, 2018 - Times viewed: 9155
AMITY, Oregon - Early this morning, at approximately 05:24, a 911 call was placed to the Yamhill Communications Agency (YCOM) from a resident in Amity. The caller stated that that an unknown male was inside their home. The caller stated the suspect appeared to be high on drugs or intoxicated. After a few moments the caller stated the suspect had left the residence. Deputies from the Yamhi ...

Sunday July 8, 2018 - Times viewed: 9101
GOVERNMENT CAMP, Oregon - On Saturday, July 7, 2018 a black 2011 Chrysler 200, operated by a teen driver, of Happy Valley was attempting to emerge onto US 26 from the Government Camp Loop parking lot to proceed eastbound. While making the left turn, the Chrysler was struck by a black 2003 Ford F350, traveling westbound on US 26. The Ford was operated by Bruce DYAL, age 19 of Brightwood. Two ...

Thursday July 5, 2018 - Times viewed: 8616
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon state Rep. Janelle Bynum (D) was canvassing her constituents in Clackamas, outside Portland, on Tuesday when a Clackamas County sheriff's deputy pulled up alongside, she told The Oregonian on Wednesday. The deputy told Bynum, who is black and running for a second term, that a woman had called to report her for apparently casing the neighborhood while on her phone. Bynum, 43, said she has knocked on probably 70,000 doors over her years of campaigning, and this was the first time someone has called the cops on her. She told The Oregonian that the deputy was courteous, professional, and agreed to take a selfie with her. Bynum got the deputy to call the woman who reported her, and she and the woman spoke. The woman, whose race Bynum said she did not know, was apologetic and said she called 911 out of concern for her neighborhood's safety. "It was just bizarre," Bynum told The Oregonian, adding she wished the lady had spoken to her instead of calling the police. "It boils down to people not knowing their neighbors and people having a sense of fear in their neighborhoods, which is kind of my job to help eradicate. But at the end of the day, it's important ...
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