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Thursday November 27, 2014 - Times viewed: 7515
OREGON CITY -- Shelly Parini, Clackamas Community College's dean of College Advancement and Public Affairs, was recently honored with a Marylhurst 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. Parini was presented with the "Recent Graduate Award: School of Graduate Studies" during a special celebration luncheon held at Marylhurst University in late October. Parini was honored for her achievements including the creation of the Imagine Clackamas community engagement initiative. This initiative helped lead to the passing of a $90 million bond measure for the college. Dr. Susan G. Carter, chair of the MAIS (MA in Interdisciplinary Studies) program at Marylhurst, expressed her excitement at witnessing a recent alumna so quickly and effectively to applying her thesis work, "Appreciative Organizing," for the betterment of the community. Parini is a resident of Happy Valley. She holds a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University and in 2012 earned a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Communication from Marylhurst University. Parini has served as CCC's dean of College Advancement and Public Affairs since July 2006. For more information, please contact Shelly Parini at 503-594-3 ...
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Thursday November 27, 2014 - Times viewed: 7525
On Monday November 24, 2014, 34-year-old James Ezell Clark was sentenced to 40 years in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in 2013. This investigation began on September 18, 2013, at 3:16 a.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 3rd Avenue and Main Street on the report of a sexual assault. Officers arrived and contacted the victim who told police that she was sleeping in her friend's car in the area of Southwest 2nd Avenue and Oak Street. The victim told police that she woke-up with a stranger sexually assaulting her in her friend's car, which had been moved across the Willamette River to Southeast 3rd and Main. A passerby riding a bicycle heard the victim screaming and went to see what was happening. The passerby had a flashlight and shined it into the car, which allowed the victim to escape the vehicle. The suspect then sped away in her friend's car. The passerby waited with the victim until police and medical personnel responded to the scene. The same day, the victim received a complete sexual assault examination at a Portland hospital, which was key to obtaining critical evidence in the case which was ...
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Thursday November 27, 2014 - Times viewed: 7518
On Wednesday November 26, 2014, at 8:12 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Waterfront Park on the report of several crows suffering seizures and flopping on the ground. Officers arrived and located several dead crows in the area. Portland Parks & Recreation Park Rangers located additional crows and are working with police. Additional dead crows were found in the area of Chapman and Lownsdale Square parks and Lovejoy Fountain. In all, approximately 30 dead crows were found dead from unknown causes. Portland Firefighters responded to assist and did not find any indication hazardous materials in the air. Officers and firefighters checked the area and did not find anything apparent that would have caused the birds to suddenly die. The Audubon Society is responding to assist officers with these unusual incidents and will be conducting follow-up to try and answer what happened to these birds. At this point, there is no information on why the birds died and no apparent risk to members of the community. Anyone coming across dead crows in Portland parks should not move them and should call the Park Ranger Hotline at (503) 823-1637. ...
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Thursday November 27, 2014 - Times viewed: 7646
MARION COUNTY - On Tuesday at 4:00 p.m., Sheriff Jason Myers swore in his newest Sergeant in the Parole and Probation Division. Sergeant Anna Whitlock has worked in our Parole and Probation Unit since 2000 when she came to our team as a college intern. In 2004 Sergeant Whitlock was hired on as a full time Parole and Probation Deputy. Sergeant Whitlock has served in our General Supervision Unit, Mental Health Court, and the Transitional Services Unit. When she wasn't busy with her regular duties Sergeant Whitlock found time to be a part of our Trauma Team and a Negotiator on our SWAT Team. Lieutenant Kevin Karvandi commented, "The one trait that stands out the most about Dep. Whitlock is that she is passionate about the job. She genuinely cares and wants to help people get on the right track so they make better choices and ultimately successfully complete supervision and become productive members of our society. This is why Dep. Whitlock has been so successful as a Deputy and we look forward to her leadership in her new role as a Parole and Probation Sergeant. Sgt. Whitlock will be responsible for supervision of the Intake Unit and the Transitional Services Unit." ...
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Thursday November 27, 2014 - Times viewed: 7522
SALEM, Oregon - Salem Police Gang Enforcement officers and Detectives are currently investigating three shooting incidents that occurred on the evening of November 25. The first shooting occurred in the 2000 block of Evergreen Ave NE at approximately 8:30 pm when a vehicle drove by a residence and multiple gunshots were fired, striking one victim in the leg and causing non-life threatening injuries. That victim was transported to Salem Hospital for treatment. The next shooting occurred at approximately 10:15 pm on Sunnyview Ave NE between 17th St NE and Evergreen Ave NE. The victim in this case was walking along Sunnyview Rd when he was struck by gunshots that were possibly fired from a vehicle as it drove by. This victim was struck in the leg and he was transported to Salem Hospital for treatment. As officers were on scene of the shooting incident on Sunnyview Rd, they heard gunshots in a very close proximity to where they were conducting their investigation. Officers found that a vehicle had driven by the same residence that was involved in the first shooting on Evergreen Ave and shots were fired at the same residence. A vehicle in the driveway was struck, but there w ...
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Thursday November 27, 2014 - Times viewed: 7543
TIGARD, Oregon - On Monday evening, a Tigard man called 9-1-1 to report that he had been robbed. The incident occurred on November 24, 2014 at approximately 10:15 p.m. The 32 year-old victim told police while he was walking along 71 st Ave. near Pine St., he was approached by three males on BMX style bicycles. One of the suspects asked the victim for a cigarette. While the victim reached into his pockets, he observed the suspect pointing a firearm towards him. The suspect then demanded the victim's wallet and phone, which the victim complied. The victim was then instructed to walk away while the suspects fled in an unknown direction. The victim was not hurt. The victim's phone was later found nearby in some shrubbery, however the wallet remains outstanding. The victim was unable to provide a physical description of the suspects. One suspect may have been wearing an Oakland A's jacket. If anyone has information surrounding the incident, they are urged to contact the Tigard Police Department at 503-639-6168. ...
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Thursday November 27, 2014 - Times viewed: 7599
BEND, Oregon - At about 7:50 p.m. On Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, officers with the Bend Police were dispatched to a call of a suspicious male attempting to break into a vehicle and possibly using drugs at 63492 Hunnell Road in Bend. Upon their arrival, police contacted Gary Monaco -- who was found to have a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear in Clackamas County Circuit Court. On Monday, Nov. 24 Mr. Monaco had been found guilty of Manslaughter in the First Degree and DUII in Clackamas County Circuit Court for the May 14th, 2012 crash that caused the death of Laura Schaefer. However, Mr. Monaco had failed to appear for court -- so the judge had issued a warrant for his arrest. Immediately after Mr. Monaco's disappearance, detectives with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crimes unit and officers with the Damascus Police Department began to attempt to locate Mr. Monaco -- but his whereabouts were unknown until he was located by Bend Police. In Bend, Mr. Monaco reportedly asked the Bend Police officers to remove a large amount of cash he had in his vehicle. Mr. Monaco was determined to be too heavily impaired by his alleged consumption ...
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Thursday November 27, 2014 - Times viewed: 7559
The Northwest and Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committees will meet Friday, December 5, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Northwest Regional Forest Practice Committee will review the 2014 Northwest Oregon Area Operator of the Year nominee: * Robert Howell Logging from Cottage Grove for its careful cable-logging harvest while protecting water sources and addressing neighbor concerns. The Board of Forestry recently asked the Committees to offer solutions to meet the Environmental Quality Commission's protecting cold water standards. The majority of the meeting they will continue discussing and may make recommendations about the Board of Forestry's streamside rulemaking process for protecting cold water. This public meeting will be held at 785 North 42nd Street, Springfield. Regional Forest Practice Committees are panels of citizens - mandated under Oregon law - that advise the Oregon Board of Forestry on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Three Regional Forest Practice Committees, serving the Northwest, Southwest and Eastern regions of the state, were created by the 1971 Oregon Forest Practices Act. Under Oregon law, a majority of ...
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Thursday November 27, 2014 - Times viewed: 7600
PORTLAND, Oregon On August 5, 2014, 25-year-old Kelsey Zionskowski got off of a TriMet bus onto SE McLoughlin Boulevard near SE River Rd. She was on her way home from work at Oregon Health Sciences University, where she is working as a Clinical Student Worker. Kelsey walked to a crosswalk and while standing waiting to cross McLoughlin, she was struck by a southbound car when it left its lane of travel. Kelsey was seriously injured, with massive trauma to both legs. After being transported by AMR to OHSU, she lost her left leg. Her right leg was severely injured as well. She also suffered other injuries in the crash and will never fully recover. Several surgeries are still in her future. Kelsey is a mother of a 5 year old son, Santino, and is also a medical student at Portland State University, majoring in Psychology. Kelsey is facing overwhelming medical costs and needs help from the community. If you would like to donate to help Kelsey, an account has been set up at Clackamas Federal Credit Union in her name. You can donate in person at any branch of CFCU or you can mail a check to the Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation at PO Box 678, Clackamas, Ore ...
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Thursday November 27, 2014 - Times viewed: 7845
Willamette Humane Society in Salem, OR announces its participation in #GivingTuesday on December 2nd. The Salem animal-welfare non-profit is putting a spin on the campaign with their own #GivingMewsday hashtag to funnel support to save the lives of cats in the Salem community. Started as a national trend in 2012, #GivingTuesday inspires personal philanthropy and encourages bigger, better and smarter charitable giving during the holiday season. Willamette Humane Society's goal with the #GivingMewsday campaign is to raise awareness for the plight of cats on the streets without owners, and to fund 73 spay & neuter surgeries for these free-roaming cats to meet their surgery target of 1,700 by the end of the year. Willamette Humane Society is a member of the Marion Polk Community Cat Program, which coordinates resources for local trap neuter return efforts (TNR) and focuses on reducing the cat overpopulation. According to the ASPCA, spaying & neutering through Trap Neuter Return (TNR) reduces shelter euthanasia, and is the most humane, effective and financially sustainable strategy for controlling cat overpopulation. Every surgery translates to fewer litters of kittens broug ...
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Thursday November 27, 2014 - Times viewed: 7573
PORTLAND, Oregon - On November 26, 2014, at approximately 5:52 P.M., OSP troopers were dispatched to investigate a reported vehicle versus pedestrian fatal crash on 82nd Avenue at Causey Avenue. Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2012, Gillig city bus, owned by Tri-County Metro Transit District (TriMet), and driven by JASON A. WILHELM, 46, had just finished servicing a stop at 82nd and Causey Avenue. As the bus prepared to proceed southbound, identified as ELIAS P. FRENCH, 60, approached the bus while pushing a bicycle and began striking the side of it. When the bus pulled away the man fell to the ground and was run over by the rear wheels. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene. The bus crossed through the intersection and stopped in a safe location just south of Causey Avenue. The roadway was blocked with a single lane detour for just over 2 hours before being reopened. The Clackamas Reconstruction And Forensics Team (CRAFT), Clackamas Fire Department, Oregon Department of Transportation, Metro Transit Police and TriMet assisted OSP at the scene. Anyone with information or who witnessed this crash is asked to contact Trooper Bailey at 503-731-3020. No ad ...
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Thursday November 27, 2014 - Times viewed: 8104
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies are investigating the death of a Sweet Home man that fell while trimming a tree. Today at 10:21 a.m. deputies responded to R & L Excavating on Crescent Hill Road in Sweet Home, after being notified by Sweet Home Fire of a fatal tree-trimming accident. Deputies learned the resident, Raymond Launder, 59 years old, was trimming trees with a friend, 59-year-old Richard Paulino. Paulino told deputies Launder was in a fir tree approximately 52 feet off the ground. Launder was wearing a safety harness and had detached the harness to move to a different location in the tree. Paulino heard him yell, turned around and found Launder lying on the ground and unresponsive. The Sweet Home Fire Department responded and Launder was pronounced dead at the scene. Paulino described Launder as an excellent tree trimmer and deputies found no malfunction with Launder's equipment. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel removed Launder's body from the scene. ...
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Wednesday November 26, 2014 - Times viewed: 7842
BEND, Oregon - 49-year-old Richard Gustafson was sentenced to nearly 33 years in prison Tuesday for sexually abusing students at his gymnastics academy in Bend. Gustafson, a former Acrovision coach, calmly listened to County Circuit Judge Wells Ashby read the sentence. He was was found guilty November 7 on 11 counts of sexual abuse, encouraging child sexual abuse and possession of cocaine. Five girls, ages 8 to 10 years old said Gustafson sexually fondled them at the gymnastics academy he founded. Bend Police found child pornography on computers belonging to Gustafson. "Given the number of people that Rich Gustafson has had contact with over the years, we've had maybe six people say that something inappropriate happened," said Gustafson’s attorney, John Kolego. "And if the state's theory is that he's a pedophile who is using this gym as a pretext to gratify his sexual desires with children, we have had very little evidence of that." ...
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Wednesday November 26, 2014 - Times viewed: 7596
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Monday, 18-year-old Justin Dejohn Hubbard pleaded guilty to sex charges, kidnapping and burglary and received a sentenced to 28 years in prison. Hubbard was armed with a knife as he tried to sexually assault a 26-year-old woman in her bedroom, but fled after the woman fought as her fiancé came into the bedroom. He also assaulted a 16-year-old girl in March as she was walking to school. In April, he boasted on his Facebook page: "Put someone in urgent care to get stitches at lunch today... uploading the pics later lol.. maybe the video too.' ...
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Wednesday November 26, 2014 - Times viewed: 7570
KEIZER, Oregon - The first signs of the Season have appeared in Keizer! This morning, with a slight drizzle coming down Keizer Firefighters along with local community members placed the lights on the tree at Wallery Plaza. Firefighters were asked to assist several years ago due to the height of the tree. Since then firefighters have added it to their Holiday calendar of activities. "Placing lights on the tree start with using a ladder, then a larger ladder, now we are honored to have our local firefighters join us in this annual Keizer Christmas tradition" said Mr. Christmas Dave Wallery. It works out as a great community service, but it also allows the firefighters to sharpen their skills with precision ladder work. Keizer firefighters keep very busy during the holiday season assisting with a canned food drive, hosting the Santa pancake breakfast, decorating the ladder truck for the Festival of Lights parade, delivering Santa in a fire truck to the tree lighting and everyone's favorite event, Candy Cane Day! The official holiday season kicks off with Keizer firefighters driving Santa to the tree lighting at Wallery Plaza on December 2nd. While there he will be assisted b ...
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Wednesday November 26, 2014 - Times viewed: 7562
OREGON CITY, Oregon - On Tuesday, just after 12:15 pm, Oregon City Police were called to the report of gunshots heard on Swan Ave near Thurman St in Oregon City. Callers reported two subjects were lying in a residential driveway off of Swan Ave. Patrol Officers responded to the residence, finding a 32 year old female and 38 year old male both suffering from gunshot wounds. The male and female were transported to O.H.S.U. and Legacy Emanuel hospital to be treated for their injuries. Oregon City Police Detectives and the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team are currently investigating a possible domestic violence shooting between the male and female who are husband and wife. The names of male and female are not being released until all family notifications can be made. Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or has any additional information regarding this incident to contact the Oregon City Police Tip Line at (503)496-1616. ...
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Wednesday November 26, 2014 - Times viewed: 7581
Britnee Kellogg, country singer and two-time American Idol contestant, along with Lexie Miller, a 15-year-old songwriter, singer, and actress, both from Vancouver, will perform a benefit concert to support Ridgefield School District's Performing and Fine Arts program on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Britnee Kellogg started singing country music after first hearing Reba McEntire sing Does He Love You. "From that moment, I knew I had found my chosen career," said Kellogg. "Every day since then has taken me one step closer to my dream." Kellogg, a Vancouver native, was a contestant on seasons 11 and 12 of American Idol, a television show on FOX that feature aspiring singers selected by judges and viewer voting to proceed to the next round of competition. ...
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Wednesday November 26, 2014 - Times viewed: 7550
PORTLAND, Oregon - Last night at 8:18 PM Portland Firefighters were called to the Willamette River after people along the bank noticed a man struggling in the water and yelling for help. Firefighters on board a Rescue Craft (a personal watercraft specially modified for water rescue) immediately began searching the river, along with PF&R boats. Firefighters on the rescue craft spotted the man just before he went fully under water. PF&R Capt. Greg Espinosa described what happened next: "As our water rescue team arrived at the man's location he popped up again, the rescue swimmer jumped in and grabbed him as his head went under for the second time". The man was secured by the water rescue team until he could be transferred to a PF&R boat for transport to land. An ambulance was waiting on shore and he was taken to OHSU. The man was approximately 45' from shore when he was rescued. He was just North of the Morrison Bridge. It is unclear how the man ended up in the river. ...
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Wednesday November 26, 2014 - Times viewed: 7543
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Tuesday Evening Portland Police made seven arrests for unlawful behavior after a small group broke away from a peaceful Ferguson demonstration in Downtown Portland. Tuesday afternoon's demonstration and march that started and ended at the Justice Center was peaceful, well attended and there were no reported problems during the march. After the organized event ended, a separate group broke away and began a second march that wound its way through Downtown Portland, across the Burnside Bridge and onto Southeast Grand Avenue. At Southeast Grand Avenue and Oak Street, a driver seated in a vehicle was assaulted by a member of the crowd. 37-year-old Jeffrey Martens of Hillsboro, Oregon, was punched in the face by a protester, who then disappeared into the crowd. Martens was not seriously injured and an assault investigation will be conducted by police. Protesters then marched onto Interstate 5 where officers were subjected to rocks and bottles thrown by some members in the march. Officers used pepper spray during this encounter with protesters and made several arrests. The freeway was clear within approximately 10 minutes. Protesters continued to ...
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Wednesday November 26, 2014 - Times viewed: 7491
VANCOUVER, Wash. - On Tuesday at approximately 11:00 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a disturbance between a male and a female at an apartment located at 11716 NE 49th Street. Officers were advised that the male subject had set an apartment on fire and was believed to be armed. Multiple officers arrived and located the male in the parking lot of the complex armed with a gun. The male refused commands from officers to put his weapon down and was shot. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene. The fire fully engulfed the unit and has since been extinguished. Neighboring units in that building were evacuated. There were no injuries related to the fire, however multiple residents have been displaced. The Red Cross is currently assisting those residents. No names are being released at this time. Detectives from the Regional Major Crimes Team and Arson Team are investigating this incident. ...
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Tuesday November 25, 2014 - Times viewed: 7514
PORTLAND, Oregon — Several dozen protesters in downtown Portland gathered to protest the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson. Around 200 Protesters held their hands high, shouting, "no justice" and "hands up, don't shoot" on the steps of the Portland Justice Center, then marched through downtown Portland interrupting traffic. The peaceful gathering grew as marchers moved down Burnside then back to Pioneer Courthouse Square. “I was shocked a little bit, I’m upset about it,” demonstrator Agyei Marshaol told KOIN. “I saw the news and just got quiet as soon as he announced it , and I didn’t know what to think, how to react.” ...
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Tuesday November 25, 2014 - Times viewed: 7684
EUGENE, Oregon - A woman who tried desperately to save a dog on railroad tracks was hit and killed Monday night when a train ran into her. Police have been unable to identify the victim and are asking the public's help. The woman was hit by a Union Pacific train at 10 p.m. near Monroe St and West Third Avenue. Police and witnesses at the scene, say the crossing arms were down and the audio and visual warning signs were activated when the woman attempted to save her Australian Shepard mix on the rail tracks. The woman died at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield. She is de described as 5-foot-6 inches, 140 pounds, in her mid to late 20's, with brown hair, wearing a brown knit hat, light green scarf, brown boots, and jeans. The woman's dog has a red collar and a gray harness, with diamond patterns. Anyone with information should contact the Eugene Police Department at 541-682-5111. ...
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Tuesday November 25, 2014 - Times viewed: 7549
SPRINGFIELD, Oregon - A Springfield man said that he attacked three women and shot and wounded a customer at his yard sale on the afternoon of Sept. 7 but that he could not exactly recall the particulars. 34-year-old Phillip Bregg told a judge that, "I don’t have a coherent memory of the incident." The judge sentenced him to 7 1/2 years in prison. Bregg accepted the sentence by pleading guilty to a charge of attempted murder and three felony counts of fourth degree assault. Bregg was arrested in Springfield after police found a 29-year-old male victim shot but he was able to relay to police that he went to Bregg’s house for a yard sale but got into an argument with Bregg over a woman with a bloody mouth crying and that Bregg had punched his wife and kicked her and two other women, members of his own family. Bregg fired a .22 rifle from an upstairs window and shot the victim in the shoulder and in one of his legs. "There was a domestic fight going on from inside the residence involving his wife and mother in law. He's got charges stemming from that incident also in addition to the shooting," said Sgt. David Lewis, Springfield Police. The victim was hospitalized aft ...
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Tuesday November 25, 2014 - Times viewed: 7489
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate missing 79-year-old Dorothy Larson of North Portland. Dorothy was last seen on Monday November 24, 2014, at 3:00 p.m., when she left her home to drive to a friend's house in Northeast Portland. Several hours passed and Dorothy did not arrive at her friend's home nor did she return to her residence. Although Dorothy has no history of getting lost or indication of any health concerns, family and friends are concerned for her welfare. Dorothy is described as a white female, 5'4" tall, and 140 pounds. Dorothy is driving a maroon 1996 Buick Regal 4-door, Oregon plate UZL755. Anyone seeing Dorothy or the vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at (503) 823-1081. ...
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Tuesday November 25, 2014 - Times viewed: 7520
Central Precinct officers arrested a 24-year-old male in connection with tonight's burglary at the Portland Police Bureau Mounted Patrol Facility. 24-year-old Bradly Sean Miller was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree, Aggravated Theft in the First Degree and three counts of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. Officers searched the facility and did not locate any additional suspects. Five Mounted Patrol horses were released from the facility and were located outside the horse arena and across Naito Parkway along the train tracks. Horses Zeus, Monty, Major, Asher, and Red were all brought back into the facility safely. Two of the horses suffered minor leg injuries and were treated by Police Bureau personnel. Horses Murphy, Olin and Diesel were found safe inside their stables. Several community members in the area helped contain the horses and keep them from wandering away into the city. Stolen property was recovered from the suspect. It is unclear at this point if the suspect released the horses as a form of protest. Burglary detectives will continue the investigation and the suspect's name will be released ...
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Tuesday November 25, 2014 - Times viewed: 7561
A crash at milepost 267 on I-5 southbound with blockage. The northbound lanes of travel are not affected. A vehicle apparently was driven the wrong way on I-5, northbound in the southbound lanes, at approximately milepost 264. As units responded to the report, additional callers indicated a crash had occurred at milepost 267. MCSO responded to the scene and assisted until troopers arrived. The front passenger in the southbound vehicle struck by the wrong-way vehicle was the single confirmed fatality at the scene. The driver and a juvenile passenger in the back were injured and transported to Salem Memorial Hospital. The juvenile is reported as having critical injuries. The driver of the wrong-way vehicle was also transported to the Salem Memorial Hospital to be treated. Alcohol is being investigated as a factor in this crash. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has established a detour for southbound traffic in the area. Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible and select an alternate route. Troopers indicated they believe they should have at least 1 lane open in the next 1-1.5 hours. DETOUR: Traffic is being redirected east on HWY 214 in Woodb ...
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Tuesday November 25, 2014 - Times viewed: 7568
PORTLAND, Oregon - Union Gospel Mission to Serve 1,300 Meals on Thanksgiving Day Portland, Ore., - Union Gospel Mission is cooking the last of 100 turkeys today in preparation to serve 1,300 meals on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Starting at 5:00 am on Thursday, Union Gospel Mission will be closing off the street on NW Third Avenue between Burnside and Couch Street and volunteers will set up a 120-foot long tent donated for use by Northwest Natural, where meals will be served. At 6:30 am, another group of volunteers will begin to prepare the food. In addition to meals, guests will receive winter clothing packs consisting of hats, scarves, gloves and socks. When they leave the event, guests will receive snack packs to take with them that contain homemade cookies, soda, chips and candies. What does it take to make a Thanksgiving feast for 1,300? Here is the list:
* 100 turkeys
* 300 lbs. each of dressing, mashed potatoes, yams and ambrosia salad
* 60 gallons of gravy
* 108 lbs. of cranberry sauce
* 1200-1500 dinner rolls with butter
* 225 Pumpkin pies with whipped cream
* 100 gallons of coffee ...
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Monday November 24, 2014 - Times viewed: 7572
PORTLAND, Oregon - 27-year-old Ariel Neuman has been arrested for drunk driving and hit and run after her car was involved in an accident early Sunday morning on southeast 30th Avenue and Steele Streets. A 21-year-old Portland man was seriously injured in the crash. On Sunday November 23, 2014, at 1:12 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded ton the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. ...
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Monday November 24, 2014 - Times viewed: 7496
CORVALLIS, Oregon — A week from today, on Monday, the new Samaritan Sports Medicine Center opens at the Oregon State University campus. The opening represents a partnership between Samaritan Health Services and the university, Under a lease, Samaritan will manage and staff the center. Coaches and other invited guests toured the facility Saturday evening. It sits northwest of Reser Stadium. The center will also serve members of the general public. ...
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Monday November 24, 2014 - Times viewed: 7567
On Sunday at 1:49am police and firefighters were responded to a report of an explosion at the 76 gas station and food mart on 10775 SW Greenburg Road in Tigard. They found a food mart bathroom that appeared to have had an explosion and sustained significant damage. While there was no active fire in the bathroom, crews discovered fire had extended through a false ceiling and was threatening the main part of the convenience store. Firefighters made quick access through the ceiling and extinguished the fire within a couple minutes. The food mart suffered some smoke damage, while the bathroom had significant damage. While firefighters focused efforts on the fire, an initial investigation by police revealed that two males were in the bathroom at the time of the explosion. After the explosion, the men used an extinguisher to put out the bathroom fire and then transported themselves to Providence St. Vincent with injuries. Further investigation by Tigard Police and a TVF&R Fire Investigator uncovered that they were attempting to extract hash oil from marijuana using butane gas at the time of explosion. TVF&R Fire Investigator Jason Arn said, "process of extracting hash oil is very ...
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