Thursday July 31, 2014 06:26 PM - Times viewed: 7517
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Lightning continues to spark wildfires in Oregon, including two new large fires in the southwest and central parts of the state.
More than 40 small fires were reported in the previous 24 hours, Northwest Interagency Coordination Center spokeswoman Carol Connolly said Thursday at the regional fire center in Portland.
Nearly 500,000 acres - about 780 square miles - are b ...
Thursday July 31, 2014 11:52 AM - Times viewed: 7837
PORTLAND [KGW NEWS 8] - Neighbors are angry over the way a Southeast Portland adult video store is advertising its business, believing it is way too visible to children.
"It's a store that is basically advertising obscene and explicit content and it's (inside a building that is) labeled a family book store," said Matt McComas, who lives in the Brooklyn neighborhood with his wife and two ...
Thursday July 31, 2014 09:56 AM - Times viewed: 7556
A woman who worked for the Portland Rescue Mission filed a $250,000 lawsuit against the nonprofit Monday, claiming she was fired because her supervisor thought she was planning to have children out of wedlock.
Karina Layman worked for as a night-shift associate at the women’s dormitory for less than three months before being terminated April 27, the suit states. It claims Layman’s troubles bega ...
Thursday July 31, 2014 09:44 AM - Times viewed: 7569
PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland police will be watching for bicyclists and skateboarders riding on downtown sidewalks Thursday. People caught breaking the rules could receive a ticket.
“If I was to ride in the street, definitely probably get hit by a car,” says skateboarder Dale Martin. “There's not even bike lanes downtown. I don't think giving people tickets is fair, as long as they're not being re ...
Thursday July 31, 2014 09:38 AM - Times viewed: 7601
RENTON, Wash. - The man who was badly burned when his wife allegedly set him on fire is now facing sex crime charges.
Renton police earlier said Vincent Phillips, 52, had been doused in gasoline July 17 while he slept in bed by his wife, Tatanysha Hedman. Investigators said Hedman then set her husband on fire.
Phillips then fled their apartment and drove to a Skyway convenience store scream ...
Thursday July 31, 2014 09:37 AM - Times viewed: 7695
TILLAMOOK COUNTY, Ore. – The family of a Newberg couple injured in a car crash over the weekend reunited with their dog that ran away after the collision.
Rick and Shilo Walters were badly injured in the crash, but should recover. They were distraught over the disappearance of their dog, Daisy, who was in their Jeep with them.
Two search and rescue dogs found Daisy near the crash site on Thu ...
Thursday July 31, 2014 09:36 AM - Times viewed: 7538
TILLAMOOK STATE FOREST - You are invited to attend the free 8th annual "Return from the Burn" event at the Tillamook Forest Center Friday, August 15th through Sunday, August 17th, from 10am to 5pm each day.
Join us for three days of fun celebrating the unique Tillamook State Forest. Throughout the weekend we will host engaging activities and displays representing the history of the fores ...
Thursday July 31, 2014 09:30 AM - Times viewed: 7541
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - The weather forecast is calling for high temperatures around much of the state through the weekend. Unfortunately, signs of tree stress caused by lack of water are already observable in some Oregon communities.
"Summer temperatures can be hard on trees, especially landscape trees in our urban areas," says Kristin Ramstad, an urban forester with the Oregon Department of F ...
Thursday July 31, 2014 09:24 AM - Times viewed: 7587
CAVE JUNCTION, Oregon - A woman is facing a charge for DUII following her involvement in a single vehicle injury traffic crash on Highway 199 north of Cave Junction in Josephine County. The woman's name has not been released at this time.
On July 30, 2014 at approximately 4:39 p.m., the woman was driving a pickup on Highway 199 near milepost 23 when it traveled off the highway and struck a tre ...
Thursday July 31, 2014 09:20 AM - Times viewed: 7512
PORTLAND, Oregon - Wednesday evening at 9:11 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Shell Gas Station, located at 5524 Southeast 82nd Avenue.
Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered the gas station market and demanded money while implying he had a weapon.
After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, t ...
Thursday July 31, 2014 09:18 AM - Times viewed: 7563
Authorities are asking for the public's help in solving an armed robbery that occurred in Northeast Portland's Sumner Neighborhood.
On March 12, 2014, at approximately 2:30 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to Frolic's Adult Bookstore on the report of an armed robbery.
The suspect entered the bookstore, armed with a handgun, and demanded money from the employee. After receiving an un ...
Thursday July 31, 2014 09:16 AM - Times viewed: 7509
On Wednesday July 30, 2014, at approximately 11:30 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on the report that a gunshot victim arrived at the hospital via private vehicle.
Officers responded to the hospital where they contacted 20-year-old Johnny Ray Brown Jr., who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his right arm. Medical personnel were treating Brown for th ...
Thursday July 31, 2014 09:16 AM - Times viewed: 7536
UPDATE: According to Lake County Sheriff Phil McDonald, all search and rescue personnel and resources are leaving the area after KEVIN MULERT, age 18, was found alive Thursday morning by searchers on horseback about 1.5 miles southeast of the camp he was reported missing from in northern Lake County.
Lake County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of several partner search and rescue p ...
Thursday July 31, 2014 09:13 AM - Times viewed: 7517
PORTLAND, Oregon - The National Weather Service says dry weather and above-normal temperatures will continue into next week in the Northwest. Hghs will be in the high 80's west of the Cascades and in the 90's and triple digits east of the Cascades.
Because of the threat of thunderstorm lightning sparking wildfires, the Weather Service has issued a red flag warning Saturday for central and nort ...
Thursday July 31, 2014 09:10 AM - Times viewed: 7622
NEWBERG, Oregon - One week later there are still no decent clues for missing 38-year-old Jennifer Huston of Dundee who disappeared from Newberg. Searchers are now running out of leads and ideas.
Newberg-Dundee Police say searchers in the air and on the Willamette River looked without success Wednesday for an oil sheen that may have indicated a car in the water.
An updated bulletin asking for ...
Thursday July 31, 2014 09:07 AM - Times viewed: 7528
BANKS, Oregon -- A two-alarm fire has damaged the West Oregon Wood Products business in Banks, which makes pellets for wood stoves.
The fire was reported about 3:15 a.m. Thursday and went to two alarms.
Banks Fire District Chief Brian Coussens says four employees safely evacuated.
The company president, Mike Knobel, says the fire started with an explosion outside the building in an area ...
Thursday July 31, 2014 09:05 AM - Times viewed: 7558
EUGENE, Oregon -- Eugene twin brothers Jody and Jacky Allard returned from Colorado where they were arrested in May as fugitives. The two 42-year-olds were arrested and booked Wednesday in the Lane County Jail on felony child pornography charges.
The men apparently fled in May after state investigators searched their home. Search warrant documents said there were pictures of underage boys engag ...
Thursday July 31, 2014 09:02 AM - Times viewed: 7559
ALBANY, Ore. (AP) -- A woman who was found dead near an Albany homeless shelter died of natural causes.
The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1nN0BlS ) a friend staying at Albany Helping Hands said 50-year-old Myra Turner had health issues and was intoxicated Monday night.
Police found her body Tuesday near the shelter.
The executive director of the shelter, Dan Kress, says T ...
Saturday August 2, 2014 09:20 AM - Times viewed: 7786
YAMHILL, Oregon - The Class of 1964. What a year; America was still saddened by the assassination of JFK a few months earlier and the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time in February. A few of the class would begin to let their hair grow long and learn to say, "Far Out" and shake hands a bit differently, and more than a few kept their crew-cuts, and far too soon many would s ...
Wednesday July 30, 2014 06:54 AM - Times viewed: 7562
Crews from Washington County Fire District 2, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, and Banks Fire District 13 responded to a call just after 7:00 PM Tuesday evening when a vacant structure caught fire from a downed power line in the community of Mountaindale just a few miles west of North Plains. When crews arrived they found the structure fully involved and smaller grass fires in the surrounding fields, down ...
Wednesday July 30, 2014 06:51 AM - Times viewed: 7529
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- With a 2-1 vote, Clack County commissioners have approved placing an advisory vote on November's ballot to gauge public interest on a third bridge over the Columbia River.
The Vancouver Columbian reports (http://bit.ly/1rP5FbO ) that with Tuesday's vote, residents will weigh in on building a bridge in the east part of the county for an estimated $860 million.
This is ...
Tuesday July 29, 2014 10:36 PM - Times viewed: 7566
Since July 25, 2014, Newberg-Dundee Police Department detectives have been working diligently to locate the whereabouts of Jennifer Huston. Detectives have been working with the family of Jennifer Huston to include her husband, Kallen Huston. Mr. Huston and all family members and friends of Jennifer Huston have been cooperating fully and are very concerned for Mrs. Huston's welfare and her whereab ...
Tuesday July 29, 2014 10:34 PM - Times viewed: 7702
PORTLAND, Oregon - At 7:02pm PF&R responded to a Commercial fire at 3737 SE 82nd Ave, Sizzlers Restaurant. PF&R crews arrived to find fire on an exterior wall that had extended into the building. The restaurant was occupied at the time but everyone was able to evacuate safely. The fire was extinguished and fire investigators at the scene determined that the fire had started from a cigarette improp ...
Tuesday July 29, 2014 10:33 PM - Times viewed: 7470
At 8:12pm PF&R and PPB responded to a vehicle accident on W. Burnside near SW 21st Ave. A vehicle traveling westbound crossed the center line, struck another vehicle and sent both into the Jim Fisher Volvo business at SW 21st and Burnside. It's believed that the 43yr old driver may have had a medical event and went unconcscious before crossing the center line.
PPB investigators are at the scene ...
Tuesday July 29, 2014 10:24 PM - Times viewed: 7496
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- The Douglas County district attorney's office says a grand jury has found that an officer's fatal shooting of a Reedsport man was justified.
Glenn Glancey was shot on July 17 at a mobile home park off U.S. Highway 101 in Reedsport. The 71-year-old died of his injuries three days later.
The attorney's office has scheduled a news conference Wednesday to discuss the grand ...
Tuesday July 29, 2014 03:59 PM - Times viewed: 7902
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The FBI says an Oregon woman accused of sex trafficking a minor has been arrested a month after she removed an ankle monitoring device and failed to show for a court hearing.
Agency spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele says San Francisco police arrested 19-year-old Julia Lynn Haner on Monday. She's charged in California with sex trafficking and possession of a concealed weapon.
Tuesday July 29, 2014 03:55 PM - Times viewed: 7552
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say a Portland Police Bureau officer was involved in an alcohol-fueled altercation while on vacation at a Trout Lake, Washington, RV park.
Pat Kaley, chief criminal deputy of the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office, says officers responded late Sunday to a fight involving Sgt. Jason Pearce and a 17-year-old boy who had made comments to Pearce's daughter.
Tuesday July 29, 2014 03:48 PM - Times viewed: 7600
SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) -- Thousands of anchovies have died trying to swim up the river at Seaside.
KPTV-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/1klgBvQ ) the fish entered the Necanicum (nee-KAN'-i-kuhm) River in downtown Seaside on Monday night. It was an unusually large run and started after high tide.
Tiffany Boothe of the Oregon Coast Aquarium says there were too many fish and too little oxygen in the sma ...
Monday July 28, 2014 06:53 PM - Times viewed: 7706
Hillsboro, OR - The Inukai Family Boys & Girls Club of Portland Metro hosted a celebration of their Youth of the Month honorees at an event at the end of the school year. Every month, members of the club are recognized for their outstanding work. Those who are honored with the title exhibit behavior that promotes service to Club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life ...