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Monday May 30, 2016 - Times viewed: 7643
HELLS CANYON - OREGON - From Joseph, the byway heads east toward Hells Canyon. It follows OR-350 to FR-39, swinging south to briefly parallel the Wild and Scenic Imnaha River, important spawning grounds for chinook salmon and steelhead trout. For your first look at Hells Canyon, turn left on FR-3965 near the Ollokot campground to the Hells Canyon Overlook. Perched at the rim, you’re peering down into the deepest canyon in North America. Spoiler alert: You can’t see the Snake River from this viewpoint, but the gorge is stunning — more than a mile/1.6 kilometers deep and carved by eons of Snake ...
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Monday May 30, 2016 - Times viewed: 7652
Jose Murillo, age 23, of Salem has been arrested and lodged at the Marion County Jail for the crimes of Assault I and Attempted Murder. Detectives have pieced together a set of events that left the victim Cynthia Veazey seriously injured in a rural portion of South Salem. Detectives believe that Murillo and Veazey met on Craigslist within the last six months and formulated a friendship. Friday night Veazey called Murillo so the two could hang out and the pair went to the Buddhist Temple located at 8360 David Lane SE near Turner. After arriving at the temple Murillo and Veazey entered the t ...
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Monday May 30, 2016 - Times viewed: 7612
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Sunday at 12:12 p.m., North Precinct officers received a call of a possible restraining order violation in the 3700 block of N.E. 114th Ave. Officers from both North and East Precinct responded to the call. When officers arrived they attempted to contact the subject. Preliminary reports indicate that as the began to attempt to speak with him, the subject began pouring gas ...

Monday May 30, 2016 - Times viewed: 7643
On May 27th Hood River Police Officers arrested a California man, Matthew Irwin, 41, on charges of Assault first degree and Attempted Murder. A citizen called the Police after seeing what appeared to be a severely beaten woman being loaded into the back of a white Nissan Xterra in the McDonald's parking lot on Cascade Ave. Police Officers discovered Irwin's girlfriend, Kelly White, 35, of Calif ...

Monday May 30, 2016 - Times viewed: 7641
On May 29, 2016 at about 11:00pm OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of two motorcycles crashing on Interstate 5 southbound near milepost 44 (4 miles south of Rogue River). Preliminary investigation revealed a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle and a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle were southbound on Interstate 5 and left the roadway as they entered a right hand curve. One of the riders, a 29 year old male, was transported to Providence Medical Center with serious injuries. The other rider, a 39 year old male, was declared deceased on scene by emergency personnel. ...
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Sunday May 29, 2016 - Times viewed: 7671
Public schools in Portland, Oregon failed to follow US federal protocols and did not notify parents after high levels of lead were detected at two of its schools two months ago, the district said on Friday. Traces of lead — a toxic substance that can damage the nervous system — were detected at levels exceeding the Environmental Protection Agency's maximum in 14 fountains and sinks at the Creston and Rose City Park schools in March, according to a statement released by the district on Friday. In an email to parents and staff on Friday, Portland Public Schools spokeswoman Christine Mile a ...
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Sunday May 29, 2016 - Times viewed: 7605
TIGARD, Oregon - On Saturday, Tigard Police were called to JB O'Briens Pub located at 11555 SW Durham Rd. in Tigard at approximately 10:55 a.m. The pub was hosting an outdoor corn hole tournament. Corn hole is a game played by tossing beanbags into holes cut-out of wood platforms. Witnesses told police that during the tournament, a Ford pickup allegedly drove past an area of parking spots flagged- ...

Sunday May 29, 2016 - Times viewed: 7602
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Saturday afternoon, Portland Fire & Rescue was notified that an off-duty fire inspector was arrested in connection with a single vehicle crash in Clackamas County. The initial report indicates that this crash involved a city owned vehicle assigned to Inspector James Morelli. Fire Inspector Morelli was arrested on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (Al ...

Sunday May 29, 2016 - Times viewed: 7666
On May 28, 2016 at 9:34 PM Beaverton Police Officers responded to an injury traffic crash on northbound Hwy 217 near Walker Road. When officers arrived on scene they found a two vehicle crash between a semi-truck and motorcycle. Preliminary investigation suggests the motorcycle driver tried to pass the semi-truck but may have clipped the rear bumper of the semi-truck causing the crash. The motorcycle driver didn't survive his injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. The semi-truck driver stopped and is cooperating with the investigation. We are not disclosing the name of the dece ...
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Sunday May 29, 2016 - Times viewed: 7599
PORTLAND, Oregon - Officers were able to get medical attention for the victim in this incident. He suffered a single, non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Investigators believe the shooting arose from a dispute and that the shooter may be a Hispanic or Black male in his late teens or early 20's in dark clothes. He is described at about 5'6" and ...

Friday May 27, 2016 - Times viewed: 7600
On Thursday May 26, 2016, at 11:22 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of 122nd Avenue and East Burnside Street. The driver failed to stop and continued driving to 127th Avenue, where he stopped and a passenger ran from the vehicle. Officers saw the passenger was armed with a handgun as he ran into a nearby apartment. Several residents came out of the apartment and told police that a young man with a gun was inside their apartment, that they did not know him, and that there were still other people inside the home ...
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Friday May 27, 2016 - Times viewed: 7600
In early March 2016, Cascade Networks in partnership with Cowlitz PUD,, launched a live-feed osprey camera. The camera focuses on a platform Cowlitz PUD built 15 years ago near a utility pole to provide a safe nesting alternative. Osprey have nested on this platform ever since and each year return to their summer home in Cowlitz County. The ospreys, named Electra and Watt-Sun, returned from their winter home on March 25th and Electra laid three eggs by April 24th. The excitement is just beginning on our Live Osprey Cam! Today Watt-Sun and Electra became the proud parents of one osprey ...
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Friday May 27, 2016 - Times viewed: 7602
SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Air National Guard is scheduled to conduct Memorial Day flyovers for ceremonies at locations throughout Oregon. F-15 Eagle fighter jets from both the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community locations at or near the designated times on Monday, May 30. "We'd like to give a special thank you to the approving authorities this year, authorizing our Oregon communities across the state to commemorate this Memorial Day with flyovers in remembrance of our fa ...
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Friday May 27, 2016 - Times viewed: 7609
On May 26th, 2016, McMinnville Detectives served a search warrant on SW Brockwood Avenue, McMinnville for pornographic material involving juveniles. At that time we also arrested Clayton Smith for possession of child pornographic images. This investigation was initiated based on a mid January report to McMinnville Police Department from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (N ...

Wednesday May 25, 2016 - Times viewed: 7647
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: 7627
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: 7611
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: 7720
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: 7653
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: 7628
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: 7678
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: 7657
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: 7661
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: 7624
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: 7655
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: 7637
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: 7620
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: 7644
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: 7670
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: 7648
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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