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Thursday February 4, 2016    07:40 AM - Times viewed: 7459
Story Earlier today, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury made comments regarding conversations she was engaged in with Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to have their office look at recent allegations. I welcome the opportunity for an outside inquiry. I am unable to comment on the pending employee tort claim, however, I believe an outside review will result in a more complete response to all of the is ...

Monday February 8, 2016    05:44 PM - Times viewed: 7459
UPDATE: MCSO River patrol units arrived in the area and recovered the body of a deceased adult near one of the wing dikes just downriver from Cathedral Park. The body was transported to the Cathedral Park boat ramp. MCSO detectives and the Medical Examiner were notified. The body will be turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office.
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Monday February 8, 2016    07:20 PM - Times viewed: 7458
SEASIDE, Oregon - Jason Goodding, the Seaside Police officer who was shot and killed last weekend while serving a warrant, will be remembered at his funeral this Friday, Feb. 12. Godding was shot during a warrant arrest and died Saturday morning at Seaside Providence Hospital after an scuffle with a man outside the Pig ’N Pancake in downtown on Broadway Friday night. Goodding, a 13-year vete ...

Tuesday March 10, 2015    06:46 AM - Times viewed: 7458
On Monday March 9, 2015 at about 1630 hours West Linn Police, assisted by Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, responded to a report of a vehicle into a business in 19300 Block of Willamette Drive. Upon arrival officers found a Tan 2003 Chevy Blazer backed through the front windows of Oodles of Noodles and the female driver of the car receiving emergency aid. Officers learned from witnesses that the f ...

Tuesday February 24, 2015    08:29 AM - Times viewed: 7457
PORTLAND, Oregon - Dive into spring with Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)! We provide a variety of lessons and activities at six locations citywide. Swim lessons for spring 2015 are now open for both online and phone registration. Swim Lessons are available for all ages and skill levels. Group lessons, semi-private and private lessons are all offered. Online registration is fast, easy, secure an ...

Wednesday February 3, 2016    06:39 AM - Times viewed: 7457
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Monday February 1, 2016, at 8:12 p.m., East Precinct officers attempted to stop a driver of a vehicle in the area of Southeast 136th Avenue and Division Street. Officers believed that the vehicle, and possibly the occupants, were linked to a crime a few days earlier. The driver, later identified as 26-year-old Pierre Sails, sped away from officers and led them on a traffi ...

Friday February 5, 2016    07:19 PM - Times viewed: 7456
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed the background check law into effect in May. (Photo: Everytown) Oregon’s legislature is considering a bill to close up a loophole many say aided the suspect involved in South Carolina’s racially charged church shooting last year. The loophole – which allows a gun sale to go forward if a criminal background check hasn’t been completed in three days – is now refer ...

Friday February 5, 2016    02:21 PM - Times viewed: 7456
As part of Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center's 140th anniversary of serving the Portland-metropolitan region and beyond the hospital is seeking stories from current and former Legacy Good Samaritan patients, physicians, staff and volunteers. The contest concludes on Monday, February 29. The public will select three winners in two different categories: Patient or Staff/Volunteer. First place ...

Monday March 16, 2015    07:42 PM - Times viewed: 7456
At approximately 12:30 this afternoon firefighters were called to a report of a residential fire at 12770 S. Casto Rd. in Oregon City. The fire was called in by a passerby who noticed heavy smoke coming from the residence. Upon arrival firefighters noticed the house to be full of black smoke and quickly made entry to locate and extinguish the fire. Once inside, crews were able to locate and exting ...

Monday March 23, 2015    06:49 AM - Times viewed: 7455
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Saturday morning, March 22nd, at 7:01 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to Grant High School on a report of a break-in to a storage shed and graffiti. Officers arrived on-scene and located the shed. They observed a racial epithet, a swastika and other in appropriate images painted on both the shed and a nearby trailer. The shed had also been broken into. Officers ar ...

Thursday February 12, 2015    07:03 AM - Times viewed: 7454
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Wednesday afternoon at 1:25 PM, Portland Firefighters were called to the Moda Tower Building at 601 SW 2nd. Reports indicate that one of the offices received an envelope and when the envelope was opened a gray powder was found inside. PF&R's Hazardous Materials team responded to the scene and isolated the immediate area. Three people came in contact with the powder and we ...

Thursday September 3, 2015    05:25 PM - Times viewed: 7454
On Wednesday September 2, at 6:53 p.m., Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the 4000 block of North Commercial Avenue on the report of a gang-related party where people had been fighting. GET officers arrived in the area and contacted the occupants of a black Chevy Impala after stopping the driver for a traffic violation. The driver and two passengers were all known gang associat ...

Tuesday February 24, 2015    08:44 AM - Times viewed: 7453
Dee Johnson can see and smell the change in the air. The 25-year resident of Portland's Southeast Lafayette Street says thick smog used to regularly spoil his view of Mount Hood. These days, the iconic mountain is visible from his street whenever the sun shines. "When I first came to Portland it was often invisible," said Johnson, 71. Dee Johnson can see and smell the change in the air. ...

Tuesday March 3, 2015    08:12 AM - Times viewed: 7453
CORNELIUS, Oregon - On Monday at about 11:00 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were contacted by the Cornelius city library who reported that a man earlier was at a table inside the library acting strangely. They said the man came in alone and appeared to be fondling his genitalia while sitting across a table from two unsuspecting young children. They presented video footage to the deputi ...

Wednesday March 4, 2015    06:46 AM - Times viewed: 7453
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon State Marine Board will hold a special meeting at the Marine Board Office, 435 Commercial St. NE, in Salem at 1 pm on March 12. The meeting is being called to review and discuss draft language for cautionary buoy placement procedures, waterway markers and slow-no wake rules. These items were originally going to be discussed during the January 7, 2015, Board work session ...

Tuesday March 17, 2015    06:36 AM - Times viewed: 7453
OREGON CITY - At approximately 12:30 on Monday afternoon, firefighters were called to a report of a residential fire at 12770 S. Casto Rd. in Oregon City. The fire was called in by a passerby who noticed heavy smoke coming from the residence. Upon arrival firefighters noticed the house to be full of black smoke and quickly made entry to locate and extinguish the fire. Once inside, crews were able ...

Sunday February 7, 2016    02:07 PM - Times viewed: 7453
ALOHA, Oregon - This afternoon, a vehicle collided into a building causing significant damage. At 10:14 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to 17970 SW Blanton Street in the community of Aloha concerning a vehicle that crashed into an apartment building. Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found Baylee Torgerson, 16, from Aloha, had been driving a 2004 Honda Pilot with her fa ...

Monday March 16, 2015    07:41 PM - Times viewed: 7452
Battle Ground Public Schools Superintendent Mark Hottowe has recommended Mike Hamilton as the new Battle Ground High School principal. Hamilton is currently the principal at Kalama Middle/High School. The recommendation will go to the BGPS Board of Directors for approval at its regular board meeting on March 23. Hamilton, who lives in the Battle Ground district, began his career teaching in th ...

Monday March 23, 2015    06:15 AM - Times viewed: 7452
CORNELIUS, Oregon - Saturday morning a Cornelius, Oregon family received assistance from the Red Cross after an early morning multi-family fire. The disaster occurred in the 500 block of North 19th Avenue in Cornelius. The fire affected six adults, two children and three cats. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, comfort kits, disaster health services and disaster mental health services. ...

Tuesday March 3, 2015    08:05 AM - Times viewed: 7452
SALEM, Oregon - The Salem Police activated "A Child Is Missing" at approximately 9:30 pm on March 2 to assist in the search for 80-year old Edward L Bakke. Mr Bakke left his residence near the intersection of March Ave NE and Hawthorne Ave NE at approximately 5:30 pm today to walk approximately 1/2 mile to the Target store on Center St NE near Lancaster Dr NE and he has not been seen since. Mr ...

Monday March 2, 2015    08:50 AM - Times viewed: 7452
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Sunday March 1, an alarm was activated at the Multnomah County Courthouse. A Deputy DA leaving the building called 911 to report an individual had broken into the building and was inside. The Deputy DA exited the building and arriving MCSO and PPB units discovered a shattered glass entry door on the 5th Ave side of the courthouse. A metal grate appeared to have been used to b ...

Thursday February 19, 2015    04:13 PM - Times viewed: 7452
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - At 2:55 PM this date, a man entered a classroom at Joseph Gale Elementary School and picked up a child. School staff attempted to stop the man who put the child down and fled the school. Staff members chased the suspect through neighborhoods SW of the elementary school and into a backyard. Officers arrived and detained the subject who is now in police custody. The child was ...

Wednesday February 25, 2015    08:22 AM - Times viewed: 7451
A small pet dog was inside the boat and died in this fire. The Portland Fire Investigator determined that this fire was an accident. The owner left a portable propane heater running inside her boat when she left in the morning. The fire started when that heater made contact with clothing. The loss from this fire is estimated at $1000.*** 2/24/2015 This afternoon at 12:25 PM Portland Firefighte ...

Monday March 23, 2015    06:47 AM - Times viewed: 7451
CASTLE ROCK, Oregon - On Saturday responders assisted two adults and a dog after a single family fire in Castle Rock, Washington. The fire occurred in the 100 block of Burma Road. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, comfort kits, and information about disaster health service and disaster mental health services. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness: Get informed, make a plan, ...

Monday March 16, 2015    12:19 PM - Times viewed: 7451
PORTLAND, Oregon - Today, East Precinct officers responded to SAFE Transportation, Inc., located at 10239 Northeast Clackamas Street, on the report of multiple vehicles vandalized over the weekend. Officers arrived and spoke with employees who told police that sometime between Saturday morning and Monday morning, an unknown person or persons slashed 72 tires on 26 different vehicles. SAFE ...

Sunday March 15, 2015    10:24 PM - Times viewed: 7451
On Sunday an Aloha man shot another man during an ongoing dispute. There was only minor injury inflicted from the gunshot at a residence located in the 15600 block of SW Jaylee Street in the community of Aloha. Richard Zillmer Jr, 51, who lives at the residence, is accused of shooting Travis Harrison, 36, from Aloha, during a dispute. Mr. Harrison apparently lives across the street at a neighbor's ...

Thursday March 12, 2015    06:43 AM - Times viewed: 7450
58-year-old Bruce Edward Taylor was assaulted as he was sleeping in his own home. He lives alone at the house on Eufaula Heights Road in Longview and was alone in the house sleeping when an unknown suspect entered his house and assaulted him. Police have not released an update on his medical condition and are not describing his injuries other than he has serious injuries to his head. Detective ...

Thursday February 12, 2015    11:26 PM - Times viewed: 7450
TROUTDALE, Oregon - Cowlitz Sheriff's Office received a call from a fisherman who found an deceased adult male lying along the bank of the South Toutle river. The area is about 3 south of Toutle. Detectives, who responded to the scene are working with the coroners office on the case. The victim has been turned over to the coroner and the case is ongoing. The ID of the victim has not been deter ...

Monday March 2, 2015    08:56 AM - Times viewed: 7450
TIGARD, Oregon - At 11:00 pm, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a residential fire at 13600 SW Wrightwood Ct. in Tigard. When firefighters from King City and Tigard arrived, they found the attached garage on fire and the home filled with smoke. They were informed that while five occupants reportedly evacuated the residence prior to firefighters' arrival, one of them went back i ...

Thursday February 4, 2016    10:16 AM - Times viewed: 7447
Story Sheriffs in all 36 Oregon counties have taken an oath to support the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of Oregon, and the laws thereof. Our oath is our pledge to you, to be conservators of the peace for our citizens, while being respectful of the rights afforded to all of us under the Constitution. What a great state and nation we live in that allows everyone to express their ...

Friday February 5, 2016    07:17 PM - Times viewed: 7446
A plan to hike Oregon's minimum wage is moving forward in the Oregon Legislature. A measure cleared a committee Friday and is headed for a vote on the Senate floor. The proposal would increase Oregon's minimum wage to as high as $14.75 per hour over the next six years. The exact amount depends on where you live. The bill sets up three different minimum wages: One for the Portland metro area, a lo ...

Friday February 5, 2016    08:34 AM - Times viewed: 7445
PORTLAND, Ore. - Are you looking for a way to spend time with the family? Have fun? Learn something? Save money? Do all of those things at Bonneville Lock and Dam's annual Great Electrifying Event. "We have this engineering marvel right in our back yard," said Bonneville Dam Park Ranger Robin Norris. "This is an opportunity to get up close to a generator and see how we make electricity usi ...

Sunday February 7, 2016    10:18 AM - Times viewed: 7443
LEBANON, Oregon - At just before 3 AM this morning The Lebanon Fire District arrived at the Foxfield Mobile Home Park on Vaughan Lane. During the fire call response, crews saw a glow from the intersection of Crowfoot and South Main Road, about half a mile away from the incident. Upon arrival firefighters made an aggressive attack on the fire, battling the largest bulk of the flames coming from t ...

Sunday February 7, 2016    10:12 AM - Times viewed: 7441
PORTLAND, Oregon - This morning at 12:27 a.m., police conducted a walk-through at the Shamrock Bar, located at 4919 Southeast 82nd Avenue, after reports of an earlier fight where a subject may have had a gun. Officers noticed a man acting very nervous in the bar so they contacted him and found a loaded handgun in his pants pocket. The man, 33-year-old Rontonio Augustus, was arrested and bo ...

Tuesday February 9, 2016    07:11 AM - Times viewed: 7433
On February 8, 2016 at about 7:52 a.m., OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle roll-over crash on Highway 20 at milepost 55 (near Brothers). Preliminary information reveals a 2001 Ford Windstar van was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 when the vehicle veered off the roadway and rolled over. Upon emergency crews arriving on scene they discovered the dr ...

Monday February 8, 2016    06:46 AM - Times viewed: 7433
Story CAMAS - At about 9:40pm on Sunday, Camas Police and Fire units were dispatched to a single motorcycle collision in the 4700 block of NW Lake Road. The motorcycle involved was traveling westbound on NW Lake Road when it veered to the left for unknown reasons and impacted a cement curb. The collision caused the helmeted rider to be thrown from the motorcycle. There were no additional passengers and ...

Monday February 8, 2016    06:50 AM - Times viewed: 7431
On Saturday, February 6, at approximately 11:20 p.m. Tigard Police was notified that a suspect had allegedly stolen a vehicle from the parking lot of a 7-Eleven located 12045 SW Hall Blvd. in Tigard. A Tigard police officer arrived within minutes and spoke with the owner of the stolen vehicle who told police he was an Uber driver and had an intoxicated passenger in his vehicle. The victim advis ...

Tuesday February 9, 2016    07:11 AM - Times viewed: 7430
Story The woman who died in today's auto-pedestrian crash is identified as Vicky Stroh of Lake Oswego. Traffic investigators determined that Stroh was attempting to cross Hwy 217 without heed to the pedestrian crosswalk signal. No citations have been issued at this time. The investigation remains active. Tigard Police were called to the intersection of NB Hwy217 at I-5 SB at approximately 5:30 a ...

Tuesday February 9, 2016    10:34 AM - Times viewed: 7427
PORTLAND, Oregon - This morning at 4:06 a.m., police were sent to the REI parking garage, located at 1405 Northwest Johnson Street on the report that two suspects, one wearing a black mask and the other tying a bandana over his face, were seen walking into the parking garage. Police arrived in the area and established containment around the building before beginning to search for the two suspe ...

Monday February 8, 2016    03:22 PM - Times viewed: 7424
Gresham, Ore. -- The man killed in the Friday's shooting near the intersection of SE 174th Ave. and SE Stark St. has been identified as Ravell Deshawn Sterling, 22, of Portland. Detectives with the East County Major Crimes Team continue to investigate the reasons why Sterling was shot and what connection, if any, he had with the three suspects. Anyone who has information about this inciden ...

Tuesday February 9, 2016    10:37 AM - Times viewed: 7421
DESCHUTES COUNTY - A segment of the Pilot Butte Canal between Cooley Road and Yeoman Road in Bend and unincorporated Deschutes County is Oregon's latest entry in the National Register of Historic Places. The construction of the Pilot Butte Canal was a result of the vision of east-coast real-estate investor Alexander McClurg Drake. Drake sought to irrigate the lands surrounding the Deschutes Ri ...

Tuesday February 9, 2016    07:11 AM - Times viewed: 7415
Story The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA) is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Oregon Woman Veteran of the Year Award. This distinct award recognizes three woman veterans who exemplify service as a veteran and as an outstanding member of the Oregon community. Selection criteria focus is on the nominee's achievements in support of veterans, her commitment to women veter ...

Wednesday February 10, 2016    11:44 AM - Times viewed: 7411
Last month a group of armed thugs kicked off the New Year by invading the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon. To many observers, the whole episode has been a bit of a head-scratcher. The out-of-state group claimed they had come to “educate” the local community about their rights, prevent two local ranchers from going to jail for arson, and turn the public preserve over to ra ...

Wednesday February 10, 2016    11:53 AM - Times viewed: 7406
Oregon households and businesses will keep more money in their pockets if the state continues to grow wind energy resources, according to new data released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Wind Energy Foundation (WEF). The estimates come from calculations made by AWEA using data from a U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 report, “Wind Vision: A new era for wind power in the Unite ...

Wednesday February 10, 2016    06:43 AM - Times viewed: 7404
SALEM, Oregon - Deputies are asking for the public's help in finding Leah Carlson, age 24, of Salem. Ms. Carlson is accused of using a stolen credit card to purchase $360 worth of items at a Salem Walmart on January 8th. The credit card was taken from a wallet that was left inside of a vehicle stolen from the Salem area the same day the card was used. Ms. Carlson has a felony warrant for her a ...

Wednesday February 10, 2016    06:48 AM - Times viewed: 7403
BEAVERTON, Oregon - On Saturday, at approximately 12:30 p.m. a witness at Powerline Park near SW Davis Road and SW 160th Avenue reported to police that a young female on the trail had been grabbed from behind, trying to take her to the ground. The witness yelled at the suspect to stop and get on the ground. The witness held the suspect until police arrived. The suspect was identified as Dakota ...

Wednesday February 10, 2016    12:11 PM - Times viewed: 7403
Pardon the pun, but you could say expectations are high around the country that this could be the biggest year ever for marijuana legalization. Consumers and legislators are seeing green.
To recap, the past two decades haven't been too shabby for marijuana supporters. Some 23 states, as well as Washington, D.C., now allow for physicians to prescribe medical marijuana for specific ailment ...

Wednesday February 10, 2016    11:51 AM - Times viewed: 7401
Medford police investigate a fatal accident between a male pedestrian and a vehicle Monday morning at the corner of King Street and Stewart Avenue. Mail Tribune/ Denise Baratta A former U.S. congressman for Oregon's 2nd District was involved in a crash this morning in southwest Medford that killed a pedestrian, Medford police say. Bob Smith, 84, of Medford, was driving his 2015 Acura MDX nor ...

Wednesday February 10, 2016    06:36 AM - Times viewed: 7394
Story FOREST GROVE, Oregon - At approximately 6:10 pm this date, officers with the Forest Grove Police Department along with deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to a report that a woman had been shot in the 3300 block of Main Street. Information received in the call included that the suspect had barricaded himself in a room with the victim. Police units arrived at the address ...

Thursday February 11, 2016    06:33 AM - Times viewed: 7391
Story On February 10, 2016 at approximately 2:00 p.m. OSP troopers and emergency responders were dispatched to Highway 221 near milepost 14 for a reported single vehicle fatal crash. Once on scene, troopers determined that a Sport Utility Vehicle, operated by an adult female, was southbound when it left the roadway and collided into a telephone pole on the southbound shoulder. The right front passenger ...


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