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Saturday April 30, 2016 - Times viewed: 7632
VERNONIA, Oregon - Volunteers with the American Red Cross disaster action team responded to a disaster today in the 55000 block of Nehalem Hwy S, in Vernonia. This single family home fire affected 1 adult. Red Cross provided assistance in the form of temporary lodging, assistance to meet immediate basic needs, health and mental health services and information about recovery. Additional inf ...

Saturday April 30, 2016 - Times viewed: 7624
Today, Saturday April 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will host a prescription drug turn-in and shred event at Southeast Precinct, located at 4735 East Burnside Street. This event is a partnership between the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program, the Portland Police Bureau, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Portland Police Bureau's Sunshine Division, and Wells Fargo. Community members can come and drop off unwanted or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal and unwanted sensitive documents for ...
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Friday April 29, 2016 - Times viewed: 7677
On Wednesday April 27, 2016, Portland Police Bureau Drugs and Vice Division (DVD) officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Southwest 170th Avenue and Merlo Road in Washington County. Officers suspected the occupants of the vehicle to be involved in the trafficking of cocaine. During a search of the vehicle, DVD Drug Dog "Lola" located one kilogram of cocaine. DVD investigators, assisted by Westside Interagency Narcotics Team and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), served a search warrant at a Washington County residence where an additional 13 kilograms of cocaine were located a ...
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Friday April 29, 2016 - Times viewed: 7635
Gresham, Ore.-- As detectives continue to reconstruct last night's shooting, wanted Portland resident David Allen Charlton remains in custody at a hospital with at least one non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Fairview's Officer Scott Shropshire, who was struck by one of Charlton's bullets during the exchange of gunfire, was treated at a local hospital and has since been released. Detectives say evidence from the shooting, supported by witness' statements, point to Charlton be the driver and sole occupant of the GMC Envoy that crashed into an apartment complex's fence. Charlton, 40, was se ...
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Wednesday April 27, 2016 - Times viewed: 7663
On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at approximately 12:30pm, Tualatin Police responded to a report of a possible theft in the 21300 block of SW Makah Ct., in Tualatin. A witness reported seeing two males walking around a neighbor's house. The witness also reported that one of the males took a bike from the house. When officers arrived in the area, they immediately contacted one of the suspects, howeve ...

Wednesday April 27, 2016 - Times viewed: 7633
GRANTS PASS - For the 19th time since 2010, Honor Flight of Oregon will be hosting World War II veterans and veterans from other military services eras as they visit the memorials in Washington DC, April 29 to May 1. On this trip a group of 23 World War II veterans, six veterans from The Last Frontier Honor Flight in Fairbanks, Alaska, and their guardians will participate in the trek ...

Tuesday April 26, 2016 - Times viewed: 7670
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Portland Police Bureau was notified this afternoon that an off-duty Portland Police officer was involved in a traffic crash in Clackamas County where alcohol was a factor. Officer Daniel Chastain was arrested by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) - Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, and Crimina ...

Tuesday April 26, 2016 - Times viewed: 7654
At approximately 2:37 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2016, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the area of the Oak Grove Fred Meyer after an employee reported that a man stole two customers' bicycles that were parked at a bicycle rack in front of the store. The employee followed the suspect as he drove away in a red Jeep Grand Cherokee. Deputies arrived within about two minutes -- and contacted the suspect as he walked around his parked car in a residential neighborhood close to the Fred Meyer. The suspect was identified as Austin Taylor Cook, 33, of Washington. ...
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Tuesday April 26, 2016 - Times viewed: 7631
At approximately 1:30pm on Monday, April 25, 2016, Deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and the Happy Valley Police Department responded to a traffic crash near the intersection of SE 172nd Ave. and SE Big Timber Ct. in Clackamas, OR. Callers were reporting that a black colored car had been driving at a high rate of speed, when it collided with a red pickup and rolled over. Depu ...

Monday April 25, 2016 - Times viewed: 7675
On April 23rd, at approximately 3:15PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 101 near milepost 28 (just north of Cannon Beach). Preliminary information indicates a 2011 Hyundai sport utility was traveling southbound on Highway 101 when it crossed over the centerline and struck a northbound 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe head-on. After the impact both vehicles came to rest on the highway. The driver of the Hyundai, Gregory W HERON, and his passenger, Martha H HERON (both age 64 and from Manzanita) were pronounced deceased on scene. ...
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Monday April 25, 2016 - Times viewed: 7609
Firefighters were called out earlier today to a report of ducklings trapped in a storm grate near SE 148th and Grant Ct. Upon arrival crews noticed the mother duck circling around a storm grate in a driveway with her young ducklings trapped below. Firefighters removed the grate and reunited the duck family. The pictures tell the rest of the story. Dan Watson PF&R PIO ...
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Monday April 25, 2016 - Times viewed: 7639
On April 24, 2016 at approximately 3:45pm, deputies with the Happy Valley Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the area of SE Mia Garden Dr. and SE 152nd Ave. in Happy Valley, for a residential burglary that had occurred around 1:00pm. The home owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, was reporting that she had returned home to discover that there was money missing from a nightstand located in an upstairs bedroom. The homeowner's 18 year old son had been home while she was gone, but stated he didn't remember anything suspicious that had occurred. The homeowner elected to revie ...
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Sunday April 24, 2016 - Times viewed: 7680
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Fire & Rescue was called to an auto accident at 0351hrs this morning involving two vehicles on SE 133 & SE Foster Rd. PF&R crews used extrication equipment to remove a trapped victim. Due to the damage to the vehicle the extrication required more personnel and equipment. Foster Rd was closed at 4:33 AM. ...

Friday April 22, 2016 - Times viewed: 7670
On 04/22/16 the identified runaways were contacted by local authorities and taken into protective custody to be returned to their parents. No further assistance from the media or public is necessary. The photograph of the child in the blue hat is Brent Luyster, the other with the dark hair is Bryan Hamilton. ...
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Thursday April 21, 2016 - Times viewed: 7682
Gresham, Ore.-- Two 13-year-old middle school students, both in seventh grade at Gordon Russell Middle School, were hit by a delivery van yesterday afternoon on their way home from school. The girls, Viridiana "Viri" Orozco-Hernandez and Raquelin Velasco Gutierrez, were transported to area hospitals. Orozco-Hernandez was listed in critical condition and flown to a trauma unit by Life Flight. V ...

Thursday April 21, 2016 - Times viewed: 7671
On April 19, 2016, at about 3:30PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a crash involving a motorcycle into a guardrail on Interstate 84 near milepost 219 (east of Pendleton). Preliminary investigation indicates the adult male rider was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 when for unknown reasons, drifted out of the lane of travel and struck a guardrail. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to Saint Mary's Hospital in Walla Walla, WA by air ambulance. Medical staff at the hospital later pronounced him deceased as a result of injuries he sustained ...
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Thursday April 21, 2016 - Times viewed: 7662
On April 21, 2016 at approximately 4:40am Deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office attempted to stop a 1997 Honda Accord that had switched plates belonging to a 1992 Toyota Camry on SE McLoughlin Blvd. near SE Concord Rd. in unincorporated Clackamas County. Following an approximate 12 minute chase where speed reached approximately 75 miles per hour, the vehicle stopped on its own accord ...

Thursday April 21, 2016 - Times viewed: 7641
The Clatsop County District Attorney's Office is releasing reports and video from the officer involved shooting surrounding the February murder of Seaside Police Sergeant Jason Goodding. Clatsop County District Attorney Joshua Marquis will release these items beginning on April 21, 2016 at 8:45AM as requested. Due to the volume of information (500 pages of reports and 33 seconds of video), the ...

Wednesday April 20, 2016 - Times viewed: 7697
Just after 5:35 this evening, firefighters were called to a reported fire at a single family residence located at 6495 SW Wilhelm Rd, in a rural area just outside the city of Tualatin. The homeowner, who had discovered the fire, reported a room in the basement of the residence was involved in fire. The homeowner told 911 dispatchers they were attempting to extinguish the flames from the exterior of the home using a garden hose. Firefighters from TVFR's Tualatin Fire Station arrived on scene within 4 minutes and confirmed the fire was in the basement of the residence. Crew's quickly began a ...
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Wednesday April 20, 2016 - Times viewed: 7651
On Tuesday morning, at 10:25 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 15th Avenue and Dekum Street on the report of gunfire. As officers were responding to the area they received an update that a bullet hit a TriMet bus nearly hitting a teenage girl riding the bus. The bus stopped at Northeast 26th Avenue and Dekum Street to await police. Officers arrived in the are ...

Tuesday April 19, 2016 - Times viewed: 7670
The Beaverton Downtown Association was one of two recipients for the City of Beaverton’s 2016 Visioning Partner of the Year award. The BDA was honored for its efforts to revitalize downtown, including pedestrian-friendly improvements on SW Broadway Street BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton's Visioning Advisory Committee (VAC) announced last week the winners of the 2016 Visioning Partner of the Year award. For the first time, two winners were chosen: the Beaverton Downtown Association (BDA) and Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District (THPRD). The winners were announced at a meeting o ...
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Monday April 18, 2016 - Times viewed: 7670
State wildlife officials are ramping up the monitoring of bats this spring after a deadly fungal strain surfaced last week in Washington.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists have more questions than answers on whether Oregon bats are at increasing risk from white-nose syndrome, commonly called WNS, which has killed 6 million bats in North America since it was discovered a decade ago.
They have enlisted county public health officers, wildlife rehabilitators and the general public to look for dead or sick bats, includi ...
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Monday April 18, 2016 - Times viewed: 7648
Martha Guise is the principal of Century High School in Hillsboro, a Portland suburb. She says class sizes at her school are around 34 — much higher than desired. For all Washington's fretting over state funding for education, there are people in Oregon who would love to have Washington's problems. One of them is Martha Guise, the principal of Century High School in Hillsboro, who allows that “the grass is always greener” on the other side of the Columbia River, which separates the two states. Hillsboro is a fast-growing suburb of Portland. Century High School counts the children of I ...
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Sunday April 17, 2016 - Times viewed: 7682
On Sunday April 17, 2016, at 12:39 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Raymond Court on the report that a man was pointing a gun towards a nearby bar. Officers arrived in the area and covertly established visual contact with the suspect. Officers could see a handgun in his hand as the suspect walked towards the Fred Meyer store at Southeast Foster Road. As the suspect started to walk into the Fred Meyer parking lot, officers used a loudspeaker in a police car to call out to the suspect to drop the gun. Officers watched the suspect place the h ...
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Saturday April 16, 2016 - Times viewed: 7710
Alex Matthew Woolner, 37 years of age, from North Plains was arrested this evening for crimes he committed against patients while working as a nurse for Kaiser Permanente in Beaverton. Woolner was victimizing female patients that came to Kaiser Permanente for medical treatment. On January 26, 2016 the Beaverton Police Department initiated an investigation into alleged criminal offenses committed by Woolner while performing duties as a nurse at the Beaverton Kaiser Permanente clinic on SW Western Avenue. The initial investigation involved allegations that Woolner abused his position by havi ...
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Saturday April 16, 2016 - Times viewed: 7767
Deputies have reopened Silverton road after this morning's fatal motor vehicle crash. Investigators believe that the driver in this morning's crash was east bound on Silverton Road when the vehicle left the roadway. It appears the driver attempted to correct the vehicle after it left the roadway but was unable to do so, causing the Jeep he was driving to rollover. In all the crash scene was over 650' long and the driver was ejected from the car, killing him instantly. The driver of the vehicle, an adult male, has been identified but is not being named until next of kin can be notified. Inv ...
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Friday April 15, 2016 - Times viewed: 7725
It's been a big week for the chillest senator in the game, Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.). First, he wrote a New York Times op-ed about why he's endorsing Bernie Sanders for president of the United States, thus becoming the only U.S. senator to publicly #FeeltheBern. And today, according to a press release sent out by Merkley's camp, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed an amendment he spearheaded with Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) to the Military Construction and Veteran Affairs Appropriations Bill that would "allow Veterans Health Administration (VA) doctors to discuss and make recommendations ...
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Friday April 15, 2016 - Times viewed: 7693
The long-running legal battle between the state of Oregon and Oracle America Inc. over who's responsible for the $300 million screw-up of Cover Oregon continues—and the latest skirmish involves Oracle founder and chairman Larry Ellison. In late 2013, Ellison, then still Oracle's CEO, asked Oracle's chief software architect, Edward Screven, for daily reports on Oracle's troubled efforts to build a platform that would allow Oregonians to sign up for health insurance online. In an April 13 filing in Marion County Circuit Court, the Oregon Department of Justice says that between Nov. 19, 201 ...
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Thursday April 14, 2016 - Times viewed: 7687
An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate escaped this evening from Shutter Creek Correctional Institution (SCCI) in North Bend. Oregon State Police is responding. SCCI staff discovered inmate Justin Alley missing at approximately 7:20 p.m., Thursday, April 14, 2016. Alley is a 34-year-old Caucasian male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 170 pounds, with blond hair, and blue eyes. He is most ...

Thursday April 14, 2016 - Times viewed: 7669
On Thursday April 14, 2016, at approximately 5:45 p.m., North Precinct officers and detectives arrested 34-year-old Francisco Vincent Gonzalez in connection with an auto theft investigation where the car owner's dog was left inside and ultimately died. Gonzalez was arrested outside a motel room at the Super Value Inn Motel, located at 5205 North Interstate Avenue. Gonzalez will be booked into ...


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