Friday July 26, 2013 09:53 AM - Times viewed: 7691
On Thursday July 25, 2013, Portland Police arrested 38-year-old Cheryl Golphin on numerous charges related to theft and fraud.
Detectives have investigated several cases where victims were losing credit and debit cards only to later discover that someone was using them to purchase gift cards and designer handbags.
Detectives learned that Golphin was approaching unsuspecting victims in cafes, ...
Friday July 26, 2013 09:44 AM - Times viewed: 7467
MILL CITY, Ore. (AP) — Friends and family of a soldier wounded in Afghanistan held a candlelight vigil Thursday evening on the Santiam High School football field.
Nick Welch was a 2005 graduate of the Mill City school and a football player.
The Statesman Journal reports (http://stjr.nl/15QgqfB ) he was critically injured Tuesday when a suicide bomber rode up to his unit on a donkey and deton ...
Friday July 26, 2013 09:43 AM - Times viewed: 7464
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Washington County Jail deputy who failed to check on suicidal inmates has lost his state certification.
The Board on Public Safety Standards and Training on Thursday revoked the corrections certification for David R. Buchanan.
The sheriff's office told The Oregonian (http://is.gd/cWmKRU ) no inmates harmed themselves under Buchanan's watch.
An investigation found h ...
Friday July 26, 2013 09:42 AM - Times viewed: 7552
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The Clatsop County board passed a resolution urging the Oregon Department of Forestry to preserve a 152-foot tall Western red cedar as a state treasure.
The tree is estimated to be more than 800 years old. It grows on a 286-acre parcel of state land near Cannon Beach.
The Daily Astorian reports (http://bit.ly/174zHsM) the resolution Wednesday asks that the parcel be desi ...
Thursday July 25, 2013 03:25 PM - Times viewed: 7485
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland City Council weighed options Wednesday for altering the city’s arts tax. Voters last November approved a $35 per household tax supporting arts education and arts organizations.
The tax is subject to several legal challenges, but the city’s attorney’s office says he’s confident those will be resolved.
So one of the council’s main concerns is bringing tax revenues i ...
Thursday July 25, 2013 03:23 PM - Times viewed: 7538
The air smells like cut grass and barbecue at Friendship Park in north Spokane, Wash. And Bee Yang is up to bat. The outfielders get ready. Yang is known as a power hitter.
But this is not your usual baseball game. There’s a twist: most of the athletes on the field are visually impaired. Players know where the ball is by listening for it. It’s called Beep Baseball, named for the beeping sound t ...
Thursday July 25, 2013 03:21 PM - Times viewed: 7487
Multnomah County commissioners plan to vote on a resolution asking embattled county chair, Jeff Cogen, to resign.
Cogen admitted last week to a lengthy affair with county health policy director, Sonia Manhas.
Manhas submitted her resignation Wednesday. In a message to colleagues, she says county officials forced her to resign.
Multnomah County also announced that the Oregon Attorney Gene ...
Thursday July 25, 2013 03:20 PM - Times viewed: 7469
An Oregon shipping company and the U.S. Forest Service appear to be at a standoff over whether huge pieces of oil equipment will pass through a scenic stretch of Idaho. These so-called “megaloads” are ultimately headed to the oil sands of Alberta, Canada.
The Forest Service says it can’t authorize shipments that are as wide as two lanes and the length of five semi-trailers to use a protected po ...
Thursday July 25, 2013 03:19 PM - Times viewed: 7471
A state agency will assist Klamath County in the transition of the county’s mental health care services to a nonprofit. The Klamath Youth Development Center is the new mental health care provider.
The Oregon Health Authority certified the Klamath Youth Development Center as the new mental health provider in a contract that took effective this month.
Rebeka Gipson-King is with the Oregon Heal ...
Thursday July 25, 2013 03:14 PM - Times viewed: 7475
EUGENE, Oregon (AP) — State Rep. Dennis Richardson, one of the most visible Republican legislators who is best known as the GOP's go-to lawmaker on budget matters, announced Wednesday that he's running for governor of Oregon.
Richardson is the most prominent candidate so far to jump into the 2014 gubernatorial race. Eastern Oregon rancher Jon Justesen, a Republican, is the only other candidate ...
Thursday July 25, 2013 03:12 PM - Times viewed: 7548
SALEM, Oregon - Remember that crash in Salem where four Sprague High School students went airborne while 'hill hopping' and the driver ended up impaled by a fence post"
You don't" Well, here's a reminder:
'We could have gotten the pole to our hearts and died'
There's obviously a lesson to be learned from what happened, but how do you get teenagers to truly understand how a thrill ride can ...
Thursday July 25, 2013 03:10 PM - Times viewed: 7503
PORTLAND, Oregon - The firestorm over a scandal involving a Multnomah County Commissioner and an affair he had with a county employee has blown up.
It was just a week ago that Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen admitted to the affair and now the county's district attorney and sheriff have requested that the Oregon attorney general investigate his actions. And on the heels of that announcement ...
Thursday July 25, 2013 09:27 AM - Times viewed: 7486
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trained volunteers wearing orange vests plan to begin patrolling Portland's Vista Bridge Thursday evening to prevent more people from committing suicide.
The group Friends of Vista Bridge told KOIN (http://bit.ly/137zZSc) volunteers will be on the so-called suicide bridge until mid-August when the city plans to install temporary fencing to prevent jumping.
There have al ...
Thursday July 25, 2013 09:26 AM - Times viewed: 7479
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man whose face appeared on billboards in the Salem Police Department's 10 Most Wanted List was arraigned Wednesday in Marion County Court.
Ricky Scott Exe Jr. is facing charges of burglary, bank robbery, carjacking and possessing cocaine and heroin.
The Statesman Journal reports (http://stjr.nl/137Ci7Q ) he was arrested Friday in Portland.
Police had asked the public ...
Thursday July 25, 2013 09:24 AM - Times viewed: 7476
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene police officer who worked nearly a decade as a school resource officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to sexual harassment and also admitted there was evidence to convict him of misdemeanor sexual abuse.
Stefan Zeltvay was sentenced in Lane County Circuit Court to four-and-a-half months in custody, which he will serve at home with electronic monitoring.
The Register-Gu ...
Thursday July 25, 2013 01:34 AM - Times viewed: 7497
No one was injured Wednesday afternoon when a small plane reportedly lost power and made an emergency landing along Interstate 5 between Roseburg and Sutherlin. The plane will remain in the center median until it can be prepped to be placed on a trailer and transported from its present location.
On July 24, 2013 at approximately 1:49 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP), Douglas County Sheriff's Off ...
Thursday July 25, 2013 01:32 AM - Times viewed: 7563
Two people were seriously injured Wednesday morning when a car was struck while trying to make a U-turn along Highway 97 about four miles north of Bend. Preliminary investigation led to one driver being cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) on several charges.
On July 24, 2013 at approximately 6:15 a.m., a 1999 Toyota Camry driven by MATHEW D. MORKERT, age 21, from Bend, had pulled onto the right ...
Thursday July 25, 2013 01:31 AM - Times viewed: 7547
Woodburn and St. Paul Fire Districts responded to a reported Barn Fire shortly before 5:00pm today at the Coleman Farms located at 15411 River Rd NE. Upon arrival firefighters reported a Hyster lift truck and straw on fire inside a large barn.
Quick actions by the initial crews that aggressively applied water directly to the Hyster and nearby straw subsequently kept the fire from spreading and ...
Wednesday July 24, 2013 10:36 AM - Times viewed: 7489
BEAVERTON, Oregon - The application deadline to participate in the 56th Annual Beaverton Celebration Parade has been extended to Monday, Aug. 19. Local businesses and organizations are encouraged to join their community in celebrating what makes Beaverton the Best of Oregon.
"Angela Brown's theme, 'Community--For One and All,' provides great inspiration for parade participants," said Mayor Denn ...
Wednesday July 24, 2013 10:34 AM - Times viewed: 7496
CANBY, Oregon - Canby fire responded to a single car accident. A car with 2 occupants hit a power pole at hwy 170 and alder creek lane the power pole off broke sending energized power lines and the pole across the road. Arcing power lines caused damage to the road way and a grass fire the could not be put out until PGE crews arrived to shut of the electricity.
Hwy 170 was closed for several ho ...
Wednesday July 24, 2013 10:30 AM - Times viewed: 7641
ASHLAND, Oregon — At least some of the hundreds of fish found dead downstream of Ashland's sewage treatment plant in late June apparently were exposed to lethal amounts of chlorine.
Investigators say they can't pinpoint the source of the chemical, but they don't have any suspected source other than the plant on Ashland Creek.
A city official says an investigation hasn't uncovered how a toxic ...
Wednesday July 24, 2013 10:10 AM - Times viewed: 7466
SALEM, Oregon — Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson said Wednesday he's running for governor of Oregon.
Richardson is a lawyer from Central Point best known as the top Republican legislator on budget issues.
He was the co-chairman of the Legislature's budget committee when Republicans shared power with Democrats after the 2010 election.
He's a Vietnam veteran originally from Los Angel ...
Tuesday July 23, 2013 02:11 PM - Times viewed: 7550
BEAVERTON, Oregon - First Friday continues on Aug. 2 in Beaverton's historic downtown core area. More than 40 local businesses extend their hours until 8 p.m. or later to offer special discounts and promotions. Other activities include live entertainment, refreshments, art demonstrations, dancing, wine tastings and more.
The Beaverton History Center, located at 12412 SW Broadway Street, kicks o ...
Tuesday July 23, 2013 02:08 PM - Times viewed: 7510
No one was injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle traffic crash along Highway 211 north of Eagle Creek during which a van came to rest against a power pole upside-down on top of a pickup and trailer.
According to Senior Trooper Jim Neufeldt, on July 23, 2013 at approximately 7:22 a.m., a 2002 Ford pickup pulling a flatbed trailer driven by JACE BATEMAN, age 21, from Oregon City, was northboun ...
Tuesday July 23, 2013 11:01 AM - Times viewed: 7518
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A 59-year-old Grants Pass man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for child sex abuse.
Norman Bruce Spencer was arrested in September 2010 and Josephine County sheriff's investigators discovered he had multiple aliases and felony convictions for child molestation over three decades in California, Idaho and Florida.
Investigators also found he failed t ...
Tuesday July 23, 2013 11:01 AM - Times viewed: 7486
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The family of a Klamath Falls girl who was burned in a fluke fire at Doernbecher Children's Hospital has notified officials of their intent to sue.
The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/RQs09P) a letter from a lawyer says hospital staff improperly recommended using olive oil to remove adhesive from her skin. The letter also questioned making alcohol-based sanitizer available ...
Tuesday July 23, 2013 11:00 AM - Times viewed: 7617
GOLD BEACH, Ore. (AP) — The Curry County sheriff's department says two men who died after rafting accidents in the Rogue River were killed by heart attacks not drowning.
Medical examiner reports say the stress of crashing rafts at the Picket Fence rapids contributed to the deaths. Both men were thrown into the water and were wearing life jackets.
57-year-old Steven D. Hoyer of Spartanburg, S ...
Tuesday July 23, 2013 10:57 AM - Times viewed: 8032
PORTLAND, Oregon — Federal authorities battling a Central Oregon wildfire have closed a 40-mile segment of the lower Deschutes River to rafters.
Spokeswoman Lisa Clark of the Central Oregon fire center says flames on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation have burned from the west to the river's edge, causing concern for the safety of rafters pulling in at campsites for the evening.
She says ra ...
Tuesday July 23, 2013 10:56 AM - Times viewed: 7554
GRANTS PASS, Oregon — Federal wildlife officials plan to dispatch hunters into forests of the Pacific Northwest starting this fall to shoot one species of owl to protect another that is threatened with extinction.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday released a final environmental review of an experiment to see if killing barred owls will allow northern spotted owls to reclaim territor ...
Monday July 22, 2013 12:08 PM - Times viewed: 7604
Five people were seriously injured Sunday morning in a two-vehicle head-on traffic crash on Highway 26 about eight miles east of Highway 101 in Clatsop County. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.
Preliminary investigation indicates on July 21, 2013 at approximately 9:15 a.m., a 1990 Subaru Legacy four-door driven by SAMUEL M. KITTO, age 19, from Astoria, was westbound on ...