Tuesday August 27, 2013 10:18 PM - Times viewed: 7503
EUGENE, Oregon — $100,000 should make the mother of an inmate who committed suicide at the Oregon State Penitentiary a little happier and to settle a federal lawsuit.
Deborah Gifford filed suit in 2011, alleging that prison officials were negligent in their treatment of her autistic son, Richard Gifford, and failed to stop him from getting his hands on drugs that he used to commit suicide in 20 ...
Tuesday August 27, 2013 11:34 AM - Times viewed: 7672
VANCOUVER, Washington - Amber Heckelman, a doctoral student studying environmental science at Washington State University Vancouver, has won the 2013-2014 Bullitt Foundation Environmental Fellowship worth $100,000 for her research that centers on alleviating the suffering of Philippine peasants by restoring food security and sovereignty.
In 2007, Heckelman, whose mother grew up in the Philippin ...
Tuesday August 27, 2013 11:32 AM - Times viewed: 7536
CLATSOP COUNTY - Two people were seriously injured Monday morning in a three-vehicle traffic crash on Highway 101 north of Gearhart in Clatsop County. Oregon State Police (OSP) is conducting the investigation.
According to Sergeant Tim Schwartz, on August 26, 2013 at approximately 11:45 a.m., a Ford F350 pickup driven by ELIAS URDAHL, age 28, from Shelton, Washington, was northbound on Highway ...
Tuesday August 27, 2013 11:30 AM - Times viewed: 7577
CLACKAMAS COUNTY - Police are asking for help locating possible additonial victims after the arrest and conviction of an on-line sexual offender.
On 08-21-13 23 year old Nicholas Tyler Kienle was sentenced to 13 months in prison by Clackamas County Judge Heather Karabeika for Online Corruption of a Child in the First Degree and Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree.
Mr. Kienle intentionally soug ...
Tuesday August 27, 2013 11:26 AM - Times viewed: 7492
KLAMATH COUNTY - On Monday evening, the Klamath County Major Crime Team was activated to respond to a homicide in north Klamath County. The investigation is in progress and the Major Crime Team is naming several persons of interest and an identified vehicle that law enforcement is asking for the public's help in locating.
On August 26, 2013 at approximately 7:55 p.m., 9-1-1 received a call and ...
Tuesday August 27, 2013 11:18 AM - Times viewed: 7596
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detail is asking for the public's help in locating 32-year-old Ryan Michael Homsley for a Federal probation violation warrant. Homsley is also wanted in connection with Monday afternoon's bank robbery in Southwest Portland.
Homsley was involved in bank robberies in 2010 and was given the nickname the "Where's Waldo Bandit" due to the clothin ...
Tuesday August 27, 2013 08:10 AM - Times viewed: 7592
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The father of an Arizona teenager whose body was found near his abandoned SUV in the woods of southern Oregon said his son was "a young man who had a broken heart."
The body of Johnathan Croom, 18, was found Monday evening about 1,000 feet from where his vehicle was found abandoned last week, Douglas County sheriff's spokesman Dwes Hutson said in a statement.
Hutson sai ...
Tuesday August 27, 2013 08:07 AM - Times viewed: 7514
AURORA, Oregon — The mayor of Aurora is resigning following his third intoxicated driving arrest in nine years.
57-year-old Gregory Max Taylor stepped down last Monday from the mayor's chair in Aurora.
The Aurora City Council is scheduled to appoint a new mayor Thursday.
Taylor wrote in a letter, "Due to personal concerns beyond my control it has become necessary to resign my position as ...
Monday August 26, 2013 11:21 AM - Times viewed: 7773
The deployment of 46 Philips HeartStart MRx cardiac monitor/defibrillators will begin on August 27 by The Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue with paramedic fire engines, trucks, and medic units. TVF&R was one of the first adopters of Philips' ALS monitor eight years ago and becomes the first fire department in the nation to use the device's capability to wirelessly transmit EKG results from the field t ...
Monday August 26, 2013 11:15 AM - Times viewed: 7939
BANDON, Ore. (AP) — A mosquito infestation has residents buzzing about the restoration of the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.
The $10 million marsh restoration by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been created a fertile breeding ground for mosquitoes in Bandon, The Oregonian (http://is.gd/zhW2Sv ) reported in Sunday's newspaper.
Stores have run out of repellant, and for the first ...
Monday August 26, 2013 11:13 AM - Times viewed: 7652
WESTFIR, Oregon — Police say they seized about 3,000 marijuana plants from the Willamette National Forest over the weekend after arresting 16 people.
Lane County sheriff's Sgt. Steve French said the marijuana was in terrain inaccessible by regularly maintained trails and not visible from roads. He says the plants were watered from lines concealed under vegetation.
About 40 local, state and f ...
Monday August 26, 2013 11:10 AM - Times viewed: 7505
PORTLAND, Oregon — Sunday rainfall amounted to about a third of an inch in Medford, and slightly more than that in Ashland.
Fire officials said the rains provided at least a short-term improvement in air quality, too.
Fire crews say the Douglas Complex of fires north of Grants Pass is now nearly 90 percent contained. It's burned through more than 76 square miles — about 48,000 acres.
A Ho ...
Monday August 26, 2013 11:03 AM - Times viewed: 7502
MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — Central Oregon authorities say a motorcyclist who stopped under a tree to get out of the rain was killed when lightning struck the tree.
KTVZ -TV reports (http://bit.ly/1c9EqOF ) a couple were riding on U.S. 97 northeast of Madras Sunday afternoon when the storm came up.
Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins says a man was killed and his wife was taken to the hospital.
Monday August 26, 2013 09:14 AM - Times viewed: 7466
SPOKANE, Washington - Police arrested a second teenage suspect Monday in the fatal beating of an 88-year-old World War II veteran outside an Eagles Lodge in North Spokane.
The victim, Delbert Belton, was attacked and robbed in the lodge's parking lot last Wednesday night. One of the suspects, a 16-year-old boy, surrendered to authorities Thursday night, and he was being held on charges of robbe ...
Sunday August 25, 2013 08:51 PM - Times viewed: 7618
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - Washington County Child Abuse Detectives are searching for additional victims following the arrest of a Forest Grove man.
Detectives believe that Steven Douglas Rockett, 44, of Forest Grove, has engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with numerous underage victims for many years. Detectives have investigated Mr. Rockett on numerous occasions over the last 14 years but we ...
Sunday August 25, 2013 08:48 PM - Times viewed: 7674
WOODBURN, Oregon - This afternoon at about 3 p.m., a woman went into Bi-Mart pharmacy in Woodburn and attempted to pass a forged prescription for Oxycodone.
The suspect was an adult white female, around 35 to 40 years of age, 5-foot-2 to 5-4, 150 to 160 pounds with light brown hair. The suspect's vehicle appeared to be a white Infiniti G37 with Washington state license plates.
Anyone who has ...
Sunday August 25, 2013 08:45 PM - Times viewed: 7502
Two adults and a child were transported to area hospitals Sunday afternoon following a three-vehicle traffic crash on Highway 97 north of Madras in which mud debris on the highway during severe weather conditions was a factor.
On August 25, 2013 at approximately 4:00 p.m., a 1994 Chevrolet Corsica driven by ALEJANDRO MAGANA, age 39, from Moses Lake, Washington, was northbound on Highway 97 near ...
Sunday August 25, 2013 09:58 AM - Times viewed: 7526
August 24, 2013--Sheriff's Deputies attempted to stop a speeding vehicle where the driver struck another vehicle sending one person to the hospital. The driver fled and was later tracked down. He was arrested for DUII and other charges.
On August 23, 2013, at 9:51 p.m., a Washington County Sheriff's Deputy was attempting to catch up to a vehicle that was speeding through the construction zone o ...
Sunday August 25, 2013 09:54 AM - Times viewed: 7496
A 24 year old male and 22 year old female were hospitalized after a single vehicle crash south of Turner.
Marion County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle accident in the 13100 Block of Marion Road Southeast. This area is a rural part of Marion County approximately 5 miles south of Turner.
Responding deputies located a single vehicle off the side of the road with 2 ...
Sunday August 25, 2013 09:51 AM - Times viewed: 7532
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A dam that blocks nearly 50 miles of prime fish spawning habitat on the Walla Walla River is slated for removal.
The dam is a gravel push-up dam. Efforts to remove them began in the 1990s. The Zell Ditch is one of the last.
The East Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/12zwDqB ) the dams impede the spawning paths of salmon.
Blockage during low flows meant stranding fish ...
Saturday August 24, 2013 07:18 PM - Times viewed: 7512
THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — Residents of an Oregon town on the Columbia River gorge have complained about a smoky taste and smell in their water.
Turns out, it wasn't their imaginations: Public health authorities say a nearby wildfire burning in a drainage basin contributed the sooty aroma to the town's drinking water.
The Dalles Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/19EkZfT ) the fire dropped burnin ...
Saturday August 24, 2013 07:17 PM - Times viewed: 7522
CORVALLIS, Oregon (AP) — The death of a 9-month-old Corvallis boy found in a kiddie pool has been turned over to the Benton County District Attorney's Office for review.
The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1dDm4XY ) police will not release a cause of the death of Gunner Hass until after the review.
Gunner was found in the pool unresponsive on Aug. 16. Corvallis police Capt. Da ...
Saturday August 24, 2013 07:15 PM - Times viewed: 8004
EUGENE, Oregon. The word was "Meringue", spelled "M-E-R-I-N-G-U-E."
10-year-old Madeline Mervine spelled it confidently and correctly.
The fifth-grader at Meadow View School in west Eugene's Bethel School District is a master speller. She insists she can spell any word she's read.
"You didn't know how to spell 'pulchritude,'" said her mother, Kendra Mervine.
"Yes I did," Madeline repli ...
Saturday August 24, 2013 07:10 PM - Times viewed: 7528
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The sole timber representative on a Southern Oregon forest-management group has resigned.
Dave Schott says the Southern Oregon Forest Restoration Collaborative didn't do enough in his eight years on the board to merit participation.
Schott says the group is overly focused on the priorities of environmentalists and fails to take into account the needs of the timber loggin ...
Saturday August 24, 2013 07:09 PM - Times viewed: 7527
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Older mid-Willamette Valley landowners selling timber from their forest lands to pay for health care could get an alternative soon.
An Oregon conservation group has proposed a health initiative linking landowners with carbon offset buyers, getting money to the older owners for health care costs while more effectively managing their timber.
The initiative can work for w ...
Saturday August 24, 2013 11:51 AM - Times viewed: 7489
Water releases are resuming from the Trinity River into the Klamath River. A federal judge ruled Thursday to lift an order that stopped the flows. The release is meant to avert a fish kill in a low water year.
Fresno Federal Judge Lawrence O’Neill canceled his prior temporary restraining order.
Pete Lucero is with the Bureau of Reclamations. He says the amount of water released is not what ...
Saturday August 24, 2013 11:46 AM - Times viewed: 7511
PORTLAND, Oregon - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and Congressmen Earl Blumenauer addressed members of the Portland City Club Friday in a special forum on surveillance and privacy. The two politicians presented a united front in their effort to reform government data collection programs.
Referring to himself and Blumenauer as “privacy watchdogs,” Wyden outlined two programs he promises to work to refor ...
Saturday August 24, 2013 11:38 AM - Times viewed: 7521
BEAVERTON, Oregon - On July 29, 2013 Beaverton Police Officers responded to a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian that sustained serious injuries. The crash occurred in the area of SW Nadina Ct. and SW Lombard Ave at approximately 8:30p.m.
It was reported that the victim had been in a verbal altercation with the male driver and female passenger of the suspect vehicle prior to this incident ...
Saturday August 24, 2013 11:35 AM - Times viewed: 7502
BORING, Oregon - Early this morning at approximately 2:00 am, a motorhome crashed into the Timber Tavern located at 28052 SE Highway 212 in Boring, OR. The business had just closed for the night and only a small number of persons were still on scene at the establishment when this crash happened.
Boring Fire and Rescue responded to the scene along with officers from the Sandy Police Department t ...
Saturday August 24, 2013 11:31 AM - Times viewed: 7665
NEW FIRES ON OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY-PROTECTED LANDS
Eastern Oregon: The Ridge Fire was reported burning 6 miles north of Sumpter. The fire is 35 acres and is burning in subalpine timber. Resources: 2 engines, a bulldozer and a 20-person crew as well as LaGrande Hotshots are assigned to the fire which is being managed by a Type 3 Team.
FIRES ON OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY-PROTECTED L ...