Tuesday September 23, 2014 01:37 PM - Times viewed: 7518
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Drones have been cleared for takeoff from an Eastern Oregon test range in Pendleton.
Manager John Stevens told the East Oregonian flights could begin soon. He says that last-minute administrative tasks and concern about next week's weather mean no specific date has been set.
Peak 3, a company that has a contract with the city of Pendleton to manage the range, says it's ...
Tuesday September 23, 2014 08:44 AM - Times viewed: 7508
OREGON CITY, Oregon - On Monday afternoon two vehicles crashed on Highway 99E about three miles south of Oregon City. Three people were transported to a Portland-area hospital and one of the individuals died after arrival. All lanes were open about 6:00 p.m.
On September 22, 2014 at approximately 2:45 p.m., a 2000 Nissan Frontier pickup with two occupants was southbound on Highway 99E at milep ...
Tuesday September 23, 2014 08:42 AM - Times viewed: 7498
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A Grants Pass man who barricaded himself inside his home died after both he and officers fired shots, police say.
Officers believed at one point they may have hit the man, Interim Police Chief Bill Landis said Monday.
But Landis said it would take an autopsy to confirm whether that was the case or whether the man died of a self-inflicted wound.
Officers got a cal ...
Tuesday September 23, 2014 08:40 AM - Times viewed: 7503
ST. HELENS, Ore. (AP) -- Volunteers and deputies with the Columbia County, Oregon, sheriff's office are searching for a lost bow hunter.
The sheriff's office says 37-year-old Jon Hill of Hillsboro failed to return Saturday night, and his family says they last heard from him in a phone call about 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning when he sounded disoriented.
Hill's truck was found off Highway 26 on No ...
Tuesday September 23, 2014 08:40 AM - Times viewed: 7547
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A federal judge wondered how someone could have fallen for Amir Anjum Shamim's scams, but since at least six willing investors did, the judge sentenced the Oregon man to three years and five months in prison for three counts of wire fraud.
The Oregonian reports ( http://is.gd/o4gIqh ) that Senior U.S. District Judge Robert Jones also ordered Shamim to pay more than $250,0 ...
Tuesday September 23, 2014 08:36 AM - Times viewed: 7664
MYRTLE POINT, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities are taking extra care to wipe down the weight room, showers and locker rooms at the Myrtle Point Junior-Senior High School where at least two students have contracted a skin infection known as MRSA.
The World at Coos Bay reports ( http://bit.ly/1riwcvZ ) two students tested positive last week and three or four more are suspected of having the contagious, d ...
Tuesday September 23, 2014 07:09 AM - Times viewed: 7503
At 11:39pm on Monday, September 22nd, a call to 9-1-1 came in reporting flames possibly coming from a barn at 13980 SW Tooze Road in Sherwood. As the first crew approached the scene, they reported seeing a column of smoke and upgraded the incident to a first-alarm response bringing additional resources as a precaution. Upon arrival, crews found a large burn pile approximately 50-feet by 50-feet in ...
Tuesday September 23, 2014 07:07 AM - Times viewed: 7535
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A 17-year-old boy who was on a youth offender outing to an Oregon football game is accused of slipping away and raping a woman in Eugene.
Jaime Tinoco is accused of attacking the 39-year-old woman near Autzen Stadium after the Sept. 13 game.
The Oregonian reports ( http://is.gd/hGx3Ye ) he was scheduled to appear in a Lane County court Monday on kidnapping, assault and r ...
Tuesday September 23, 2014 07:05 AM - Times viewed: 7588
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon Health Authority is advising people to avoid drinking water from Cullaby Lake south of Astoria because of toxins produced by blue-green algae.
The Daily Astorian reports (http://bit.ly/1yoLoOr ) pets and children are considered most at risk of exposure. Campers are being reminded the toxin cannot be removed by boiling, treating or filtering.
Tuesday September 23, 2014 07:04 AM - Times viewed: 7484
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- After a pizza delivery driver was injured in a crash in Portland, Oregon, two police officers completed the delivery for him.
Steve Huckins tells KOIN (http://bit.ly/1rivLl5 ) that he and his wife were concerned Sept. 1 when the officers showed up at their home, but they started laughing when they received the pizza.
They're thanking Officers Michael Filbert and Royce ...
Monday September 22, 2014 08:40 AM - Times viewed: 7502
WARRENTON, Oregon -- A 46-year-old man and a 52-year-old man have been rescued from a sinking boat near Long Beach, Washington.
The Coast Guard said Sunday that the 21-foot pleasure craft became disabled and began to sink. The two people on board got into their life jackets as the Coast Guard sent a motor boat and helicopter to the area.
The the had capsized when the motor boat crew arrived, ...
Monday September 22, 2014 08:33 AM - Times viewed: 7488
ST. HELENS, Ore. (AP) -- Volunteers and deputies with the Columbia County sheriff's office have been searching overnight for a lost bow hunter.
The sheriff's office says 37-year-old John Hill of Hillsboro failed to return Saturday night, and his family says they last heard from him in a phone call about 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning when he sounded disoriented.
Hill's truck was found off Highway ...
Monday September 22, 2014 08:32 AM - Times viewed: 7498
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The medical examiner's office says a Portland boy who fell from a second-story window onto a concrete landing has died.
Authorities say he was playing with other children in a bedroom Sunday afternoon, and the fall appears to have been an accident.
The boy was identified as Enrique Sedano, recently turned 3.
The Oregonian (http://bit.ly/1uSsLyk ) reports he died lat ...
Monday September 22, 2014 08:23 AM - Times viewed: 7524
CORNELIUS, Ore. (AP) -- Offensive littering is one of the charges a Beaverton man faces after fleeing from deputies and throwing money out the car window.
The Clackamas County sheriff's office says Kyler Martin sped away after his Cadillac was pulled over for a traffic violation about 3 a.m. Saturday in Cornelius.
During the chase a deputy saw items being thrown out the window. When they wen ...
Sunday September 21, 2014 09:52 PM - Times viewed: 7600
FALLS CITY, Oregon - Bob Willits of Falls City said that about ten years ago, a lone Falls City police officer asked the city council for a 10% pay raise. Willits said the city refused so the officer quit and left town, took his gun with him.
Apparently, Falls City now has no police department so the Polk County Sheriff's Department answers calls now and again when needed. Willits says the sher ...
Sunday September 21, 2014 08:45 PM - Times viewed: 7488
PENDLETON, Oregon - The westbound lanes of Interstate 84 about seven miles east of Pendleton were closed Sunday afternoon while firefighters worked to extinguish a commercial truck and trailer fire. One westbound lane is now open and traffic updates are available at TripCheck.com.
According to Trooper John Juzeler, on September 21, 2014 at approximately 3:35 p.m., a commercial truck pulling a ...
Sunday September 21, 2014 08:44 PM - Times viewed: 7510
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- The Polk County sheriff's office says an 8-year-old boy was critically injured when he fell about 20 to 25 feet in a barn south of Monmouth.
The boy was helping a relative in the barn on Saturday afternoon when he fell through a hole to the next level below.
The boy was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and later flower to Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Em ...
Sunday September 21, 2014 08:42 PM - Times viewed: 7496
COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (AP) -- Police in Cottage Grove say one of its officers shot an armed man in the foot in a confrontation Saturday night.
Police Chief Mike Grover tells the Register-Guard ( http://is.gd/huNzYA ) that the man was armed with two knives. He was taken a hospital in Springfield with injuries there were not life-threatening.
The shooting happened around 8:20 p.m. Saturday. No o ...
Sunday September 21, 2014 08:41 PM - Times viewed: 7497
WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) -- The Coast Guard says it has rescued two people from a sinking boat near Long Beach, Washington.
The Guard says in a statement Sunday that the 21-foot pleasure craft became disabled and began taking on water. The two people on board put on life jackets as the Coast Guard in nearby Warrenton, Oregon, dispatched a motor boat and helicopter to the area.
The motor boat cre ...
Sunday September 21, 2014 11:10 AM - Times viewed: 7487
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - The Snohomish County Sheriff's office says a search and rescue dog that worked in the Oso mudslide has been found safely, swimming in a pool.
The owners of Checkers, a golden retriever, let her out her Stanwood home Thursday, but the dog wandered off and did not come back. After seeing Facebook posts about the missing dog, a nearby resident realized the golden retriever sh ...
Sunday September 21, 2014 11:09 AM - Times viewed: 7974
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Oregon coach Mark Helfrich had one word to describe Marcus Mariota's play against Washington State: "Ridiculous."
Mariota threw for 329 yards and five touchdowns to stay in contention for the Heisman Trophy and help Oregon hold off Washington State 38-31 Saturday night in a matchup of two of the top offenses in the nation.
Mariota completed 21 of 25 passes without an in ...
Sunday September 21, 2014 11:07 AM - Times viewed: 7511
PORTLAND, Oregon -- Authorities have asked more residents to evacuate because of a wildfire burning in Scoggins Creek.
The Scoggins Creek wildfire 2 miles northwest of Henry Hagg Lake started Friday afternoon. No injuries have been reported.
Residents from about three dozen homes had been urged to leave but that figure increased to 60 residences Saturday night.
Fire officials say resident ...
Sunday September 21, 2014 11:02 AM - Times viewed: 7473
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The leadership of Oregon's largest agencies has quietly convened high-level meetings to discuss how to deal with an upcoming marijuana legalization measure.
The legalization measure would touch every corner of state government, from the Oregon State Police to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
OLCC spokeswoman Christie Scott says the agencies are trying to prepare f ...
Saturday September 20, 2014 01:50 PM - Times viewed: 7583
TILLAMOOK, Oregon - On Friday afternoon a pickup and bicyclist collided on Highway 131 between Netarts and Tillamook.
At approximately 5:15 p.m., a bicycle ridden by KERRY LEE KUNSMAN, age 67, from San Diego, California, was westbound on Highway 131 near milepost 5 when it was struck from behind by a 2011 Ford F350 pickup driven by FRANK B. BOHANNON, age 74, from Oceanside. Both bicycle and ri ...
Saturday September 20, 2014 01:38 PM - Times viewed: 7614
GASTON, Oregon - Local residents began evacuation Friday after being ordered to vacate the area where fire could destroy their homes and take lives.
The evacuation order affected about 50 homes in the Gaston Fire District, according to Forest Grove Fire & Rescue spokesman Dave Nemeyer.
The Scoggins Creek Fire is at least 400 acres right now near Southwest Scoggins Valley Road and Stepien Ro ...
Saturday September 20, 2014 10:44 AM - Times viewed: 7518
On the morning of 9-20-2014 at about 0200 hours Clackamas County Sheriff deputies responded to an interrupted burglary and subsequent shooting on Short Fellows Road outside Molalla.
Detectives of the Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit responded and their investigation revealed the victim residence had been unoccupied since the death of a family member over a year ago, and had been burglarized se ...
Saturday September 20, 2014 10:40 AM - Times viewed: 7482
A California man was arrested Friday afternoon during an Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop north of Lakeview when an OSP trooper found approximately 20 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle.
On September 19, 2014 at approximately 2:13 p.m., an OSP senior trooper stopped a Ford Expedition displaying Minnesota license plates for failure to maintain a lane of travel at Highway 395 at the Highwa ...
Saturday September 20, 2014 10:34 AM - Times viewed: 7526
Vancouver Police are asking for the public's help in finding 12 year old Liliana Badillo-Martinez. She was last seen yesterday riding the bus home from McLoughlin Middle School. Liliana is a Hispanic Female, 5 ft and 90 lbs. She was last seen wearing a black sweater, blue jeans and heart earrings.
Anyone with information is asked to call Vancouver Police and/or 911. ...
Saturday September 20, 2014 10:30 AM - Times viewed: 7495
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Looking to leave behind her highly specialized medical career for a seat in the U.S. Senate, pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby burst onto the political scene with a splash last year.
Now that voters are paying closer attention, the Oregon Republican is fighting to keep her campaign afloat.
Wehby raised a mountain of cash and the hopes of Republicans who thought she j ...
Friday September 19, 2014 09:03 PM - Times viewed: 7551
GASTON, Oregon - The word 'Evacuation' has now been heard for residents near Hagg Lake on Stepien Road as a fast-moving brush fire burned this evening.
About 50 homes are affected by the order in the Gaston Fire District, according to Forest Grove Fire & Rescue spokesman Dave Nemeyer.
The fire was reported Friday afternoon on private timberland behind a gate owned by Stimson Lumber.
At ar ...