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Sunday October 19, 2014    10:38 AM - Times viewed: 7465
WASHINGTON (AP) - A ban on travel from West Africa might seem like a simple and smart response to the frightening Ebola outbreak there. It's become a central demand of Republicans on Capitol Hill and some Democrats, and is popular with the public. But health experts are nearly unanimous in saying it's a bad idea that could backfire. The experts' key objection is that a travel ban could prevent ...

Thursday September 18, 2014    08:40 AM - Times viewed: 7465

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby on Wednesday blamed a former staff member for policy positions that matched statements from other Republicans word-for-word.

Wehby's campaign took down the entire issues section of her website a day after BuzzFeed reported that Wehby's health care plan was strikingly similar to poll questions tested by Crossroa ...


Wednesday September 10, 2014    08:39 AM - Times viewed: 7465
SHERIFF REPORT
We appreciate everyone's questions regarding an incident at Hagg Lake this week. Feedback on our services is always welcome, as well as a chance to share more information when we can on an incident. With permission of the District Attorney, we are releasing the police report to ensure you have the full facts. Mr. Medill was hanging his signs by drilling lag bolts into trees ...

Tuesday August 26, 2014    03:56 PM - Times viewed: 7464
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Biologists trying to put a new GPS tracking collar on Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, could be camping out in the southern Oregon Cascades for weeks before they are successful. U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist John Stephenson says the upcoming operation involves setting out leg-hold traps with padded jaws in likely locations, then checking every morning to see if ...

Wednesday August 27, 2014    11:31 AM - Times viewed: 7464
The ESD 112 Board of Directors has appointed former school superintendent Rainer Houser to the Director District 2 board position vacated by Kenneth Botero, who retired earlier this year. Houser will represent the Longview, Naselle-Grays River Valley, Ocean Beach, Toutle Lake, and Wahkiakum school districts on the ESD 112 board. His region also includes parts of Castle Rock and Kelso. He joins the ...

Wednesday August 27, 2014    11:32 AM - Times viewed: 7464
At approximately 2:05am firefighters from TVF&R and Lake Oswego were dispatched to a report of a residential fire at 1871 SW Pattulo Way. On arrival crews found heavy smoke and flames venting through the roof of the two story home. Firefighters quickly set up water supply lines to start fire attack and prepped for a search of the building. Soon after, it was determined the home was unoccupied allo ...

Saturday September 27, 2014    11:41 AM - Times viewed: 7464
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- In his first run for the U.S. Senate, Jeff Merkley was the choice of the Democratic Party establishment over a liberal activist. So Merkley is an unlikely hero of his party's left wing. But as he returns to the campaign trail six years later, Merkley has become one of Congress's strongest champions for progressive causes, cracking down on Wall Street and promoting gay rig ...

Friday September 26, 2014    09:58 AM - Times viewed: 7464
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- A power outage that affected 4,500 Pacific Power customers in Bend was caused by a red-tailed hawk. The bird electrocuted itself Wednesday on a power pole. Pacific Power spokeswoman Angela Price tells KTVZ (http://bit.ly/1pgbkSQ ) the pole will be retrofitted with safety features to protect birds. She says the utility has retrofitted 8,000 poles in recent years and added 1 ...

Sunday January 4, 2015    11:10 AM - Times viewed: 7464
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Saturday January 3, 2015, at approximately 1:00 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Foster Road on the report that several protesters were marching northbound on 82nd Avenue in the street. Officers contacted the group and instructed protesters to use the sidewalk and clear the roadway for vehicular traffic. Two protesters refuse ...

Thursday January 8, 2015    08:32 AM - Times viewed: 7464
Flu season has arrived! According to the Centers for Disease Control, this year's influenza outbreak has reached epidemic levels and experts say it has reached it unusually early in the season. In Oregon and SW Washington, as well as here at Legacy Health, there has been an increase in flu-related hospitalizations. Last week, nearly one-third of all people tested at Legacy facilities were positive ...

Monday January 12, 2015    06:47 AM - Times viewed: 7464
CORVALLIS, Oregon - On Sunday, at about 5:53pm, Corvallis Police Officers responded to a traffic collision involving a pedestrian in the 1800 Block of Highway 99W. When Officers arrived they discovered the involved pedestrian was deceased at the scene, and the involved vehicle was upside down at the bottom of an embankment on the east side of the highway. At this time, Investigators from the C ...

Saturday March 21, 2015    08:27 PM - Times viewed: 7464
PENDLETON, Ore. – On Friday, Maj. General Daniel Hokanson hosted Oregon Governor Kate Brown and as they visited Pendleton Airport for a demonstration of the RQ-7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial System. Governor Brown is says she is hopeful that the Oregon Army National Guard’s UAS unit will lead the way for additional unmanned aerial vehicle companies to build and maintain operations in the Pendleton a ...

Tuesday April 7, 2015    06:57 AM - Times viewed: 7464
TIGARD, Oregon - At 2:40pm Monday, an employee at Kayu International Inc. at 11117 SW Greenburg Road in Tigard reported an accident involving a forklift. Firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue confirmed that a forklift hit a structural support post which caused a partial collapse of the 15,000 Square foot building. Due to building instability and the number of occupants at the location, ...

Tuesday February 24, 2015    08:31 AM - Times viewed: 7464
KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon - State Police in Klamath Falls, concluded a seven-month-long investigation into the unlawful take, possession, and sale of archaeological artifacts. A search warrant, served at the residence of DOUGLAS COTALLESE, age 46, of Klamath Falls, resulted in the recovery of numerous archaeological objects including funerary items and items of cultural patrimony. Troopers also locate ...

Thursday March 12, 2015    08:40 AM - Times viewed: 7464
On Wednesday March 11, 2015, at 10:02 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northwest Naito Parkway and Couch Street on the report of a crash involving a truck and a pedestrian. Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the pedestrian, a 61-year-old man, suffering from injuries that did not initially appear life-threatening. Medical personnel transported him to a Portland hospi ...

Thursday February 19, 2015    04:23 PM - Times viewed: 7464
Breaking previous participation records, almost 4,000 students from 38 high schools in 18 Oregon communities are taking part in the 10th anniversary season of Poetry Out Loud. 
Organized by the Oregon Arts Commission in collaboration with the NEA and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest for which students memorize and present poems - practicing public speaki ...

Monday February 2, 2015    03:48 PM - Times viewed: 7464
On Friday January 30, 2015, officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force charged a 31-year-old man in connection with a March 2014 shooting in Southeast Portland. 31-year-old Ronnie Naron Keithley was already detained at the Multnomah County Jail on an unrelated incident. Keithley was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharging a Fir ...

Sunday February 22, 2015    02:47 PM - Times viewed: 7463
SALEM, Oregon - On Saturday, Marion County Firefighters responded to the 6000blk of Culver Dr SE in Salem. While enroute firefighters where told the 4 youth occupants had found a fire upstairs and had fled the home. Upon arrival firefighters found heavy fire and smoke conditions. Crews rapidly extended hose lines and began the firefighting efforts. The fire was brought under control within 30mi ...

Wednesday February 11, 2015    08:55 AM - Times viewed: 7463
Portland, February 11, 2015 - As lovers and those looking for love prepare to celebrate Valentine's Day, AARP's Fraud Watch Network releases new tips on how Oregonians can protect themselves from scammers from taking aim at their hearts and their pocketbooks. Scamming thousands of men and women each year - most over age 40 - romance swindles consistently make Top Scams lists, including those of ...

Thursday February 26, 2015    12:47 PM - Times viewed: 7463
Update 2-26-15 1pm - The suspect, Christopher Yourkwitz is still at large and wanted for felony assault and Felon in Possession of a Firearm in last nights shooting of his roommate Christopher "Wyatt" Potter in Kelso. The original story told to deputies by Potter was that Yourkwitz became angry at Potter because Potter said disparaging remarks to Yourkwitz about Yourkwitz ex-wife, who had been ...

Tuesday March 3, 2015    01:30 PM - Times viewed: 7463
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Portland Community College Foundation is aiming for a "mission accomplished" proclamation when its fourth annual fundraising gala "lifts off" Friday, April 10. Set to take place at Pure Space (1035 N.W. Overton, Portland), this year's event - Lunar Landing: A Space Age Gala - begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program and dinner from 7 p.m. to ...

Thursday March 5, 2015    06:39 AM - Times viewed: 7463
GRESHAM, Oregon - David James Toedtemeier, 24, was captured Tuesday evening by Multnomah County's Warrant Strike Team as he left a southeast Portland motel. Toedtemeier was identified by a FOX 12 viewer as the person who stole nearly $2000 of scratch-off lottery tickets from Joseph's Deli on Feb. 28; grabbing a ticket display case and running from the store. The Gresham store provided excellent vi ...

Wednesday April 8, 2015    06:53 AM - Times viewed: 7463
NEWBERG, Oregon - 32 year old Andrew Alan Nelson, arrested yesterday by Yamhill County Detectives after an investigation into a stabbing incident on Dog Ridge Road near Newberg will be arraigned today at 1:30 p.m. in Yamhill County Circuit Court. His current charges of Assault in the 2nd Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon carry a bail of $157,500. As reported in the earlier media release, Nel ...

Saturday March 21, 2015    08:43 PM - Times viewed: 7463
OCEANSIDE - 58-year-old Alan Wayne Croghan has been charged with assaulting a female police officer Shannon Payfer, who woke him this morning from his slumber on the beach near Surfrider Way and The Strand in north Oceanside. It was about 6:45 a.m when Croghan allegedly told the officer that he refused to hand over his I.D then decided to disregard the officer's insistence to stay quiet and sea ...

Wednesday March 25, 2015    09:30 AM - Times viewed: 7463
With leading medical authorities warning that public health is threatened by a “post-antibiotic future,” a panel of state lawmakers received testimony Tuesday from organizations representing Oregon doctors, nurses, farmers and consumers in support of legislation [pdf] to curtail the overuse of these critical medicines on Oregon farm animals. If the proposed bill is approved by lawmakers, Or ...

Friday April 24, 2015    11:36 AM - Times viewed: 7463
The Oregon State Marine Board approved a grant to help fund projects for the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps (OYCC) and adopted rules for slow -no wake and waterway markers during their April 21-22 Board meetings, held in Salem. The Board approved a grant to OYCC to train, hire, and assign 22 youths to enhance 23 boating facilities in four counties. Additionally, the crews will be involved in ...

Wednesday January 7, 2015    05:34 PM - Times viewed: 7463
MT HOOD - At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received reports of a fallen climber on Mt Hood. Initial reports were that the fall had occurred near the Crater Rock above the Palmer Snow Field on the mountain. The climber -- Edward Trompke, 62, of Lake Oswego -- fell and slid several hundred feet. Edward Trompke was hiking with his son ...

Thursday August 28, 2014    08:08 AM - Times viewed: 7463
BEAVERTON, Oregon - With school starting on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, it is time to remind all of us that children will be on the sidewalks near the schools and in the neighborhoods in the mornings and afternoons. The school zones will be back in effect again and there will be many school buses back on the roads. Starting Tuesday, September 2nd the Beaverton Police Traffic Unit and the Patro ...

Tuesday September 2, 2014    06:43 AM - Times viewed: 7463
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A man wounded by Portland police Monday has been released from a hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail. Police say 27-year-old Denorris Laron McClendon is charged with menacing, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. Police say he had been pointing a gun at passing cars on an Interstate 84 off-ramp, apparently attempting a carjacking. He refused to ...

Wednesday August 27, 2014    11:29 AM - Times viewed: 7462
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) -- Five sisters who were molested as children were in Clackamas County Circuit Court Tuesday morning to see Eric Michael Freeburg sentenced to 25 years in prison. The Oregonian reports ( http://is.gd/v7Nl7L ) the abuse lasted for 20 years, starting in 1992 and ending in 2011. The victims, now all adults, were unaware that each of them had been abused until the oldest sist ...

Monday October 6, 2014    09:04 AM - Times viewed: 7462
Music in Small Spaces, sponsored by the city and the Beaverton Arts Commission, presents "An Afternoon of Irish Music" on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. in the Beaverton City Library Auditorium (12375 SW 5th Street). Eliot Grasso, with guitarist Glen Waddell, will perform a family concert of Irish music, which includes reels, jigs, hornpipes and slow airs. Between pieces, the duo will explain the ...

Friday April 24, 2015    09:43 AM - Times viewed: 7462
BEAVERTON, Ore. - The 2015 Beaverton Mayor's Ball will distribute more than $70,000 to support three Beaverton nonprofits: Beaverton Arts & Culture Foundation, HomePlate Youth Services and Beaverton Civic Theatre. The event serves as a fundraiser for Beaverton arts and social service organizations. "We're so grateful for the outpouring of support the event received this year," said Mayor Den ...

Monday March 23, 2015    12:57 PM - Times viewed: 7462
Sheree Gomez has been hired as Associate Principal at Washougal High School, replacing Gordon Washburn who will retire at the end of this school year. She will begin her contract with the Washougal School District on July 1, 2015. Gomez holds a Special Education Degree to teach elementary and middle school students as well as English, history, mathematics, reading, Language Arts, Science and S ...

Wednesday March 4, 2015    06:53 AM - Times viewed: 7462
HAPPY VALLEY, Oregon - On Monday, Happy Valley Police arrested two suspects accused of burglarizing a vacant home in Happy Valley. At approximately 7:18 a.m. on March 2, a vigilant neighbor called 911 to report a possible burglary in progress. A suspect red Ford Explorer had pulled into the garage of the vacant home in Happy Valley. A few minutes later, Chief Shane Strangfield of the Happy ...

Friday February 20, 2015    03:47 AM - Times viewed: 7462
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - At 2:55pm this date, police responded to the area of Joseph Gale Elementary School on a report that a man had just entered a classroom at the school and had picked up a child and began carrying him. This was just after dismissal time for students. A teacher stopped the man and the school Principal and another staff member chased the suspect out of the school and through a ne ...

Saturday August 1, 2015    04:44 PM - Times viewed: 7462
HOOD RIVER, Oregon - Lila May has been battling neuroblastoma for more than a year. The 3½-year-old has a much better chance, thanks to a treatment program in New York she'll soon undergo. A fundraiser called 'Tutu Trot' is being held in her honor, to help raise money for her medical expenses. "She's taught me more than I've learned in 30 years. How to keep loving people after all the stuff tha ...

Wednesday February 4, 2015    06:50 AM - Times viewed: 7461
WILSONVILLE, OR -- On Tuesday, the Wilsonville City Council held a first reading and approved Ordinance No.766 to update to the Wastewater Collection System Master Plan that was last modified in 2001. The purpose of updating the plan is to provide a 20-year guide for maintaining and operating the City's wastewater-collection system. The Plan identifies needed sewer lines and pump station upgrades ...

Tuesday March 10, 2015    06:31 PM - Times viewed: 7461
KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon - Alicia Christine Scott (AKA, Alicia Jensen or Alicia Maris) went missing from the Klamath Falls, Oregon area on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015. Alicia is 35 years old, 5'03" 140 pounds. Alicia has medium length blonde hair. Alicia has family in the Bend, Oregon, area but has not contacted her family since January 22nd. Alicia does not have a lot of ties to the Klamath Falls a ...

Friday September 19, 2014    11:41 AM - Times viewed: 7461
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Economic forecasters are predicting that the state's legal recreational marijuana market is expected to bring in about $636 million to state coffers through the middle of 2019. The forecast by the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council showed that just over $25 million from a variety of legal marijuana-related taxes - including excise, sales, and business taxes - is expecte ...

Tuesday January 6, 2015    08:20 AM - Times viewed: 7461
Two bullets struck an Aloha man when Washington County sheriff's deputies fired on him while responding to a domestic assault last week, the state medical examiner's office said Monday. Lewis Lee Lembke, 47, died of a gunshot wound to his chest, said Dr. Christopher Young, who conducted the autopsy. The other bullet hit Lembke in one of his extremities, but Young would not say where. The dep ...

Wednesday January 14, 2015    11:08 AM - Times viewed: 7461
PORTLAND, Oregon - Former Portland Mayor Sam Adams is going to work for the World Resources Institute, a DC based nonprofit environmental group. Adams, who served fours as mayor, will join others fighting climate change but will set policy and politics to "encourage the country's transition to a strong, low-carbon economy." After Adams was elected in 2008, Portland was the largest U.S. cit ...

Tuesday December 2, 2014    04:32 PM - Times viewed: 7461
Toutle, Washington - Cowlitz Sheriff is seeking help from the public in learning who has broken in to the Toutle School 3 times in the past week stealing computers, (PC and Laptops), chainsaws, archery bows, and a small amount of money. It appears to be the same person(s) in all three break-ins. The person(s) forced a door open on all three times, on the 11-25, 11-29 and 12-1. The total dollar ...

Monday January 12, 2015    09:16 AM - Times viewed: 7460
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday, 59-year-old Clinton Timothy Reany was arrested again, this time on multiple charges relating to fraud and auto theft. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on the following charges:
  • Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle
  • Theft in the First Degree (two counts)
  • Theft in the S ...

Saturday January 10, 2015    09:12 AM - Times viewed: 7460
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday January 9, 2015, at 11:04 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Bagdad Theater & Pub, located 3702 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. Several officers, including a Police K-9, responded to the scene to begin an investigation. Employees told police that the suspect was armed with a handgun as he demanded money. After obta ...

Sunday October 19, 2014    10:36 AM - Times viewed: 7460
Gresham, Ore.-On Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at approximately 9:00 AM, Gresham Police were called to the intersection of SE 190th and SE Yamhill on a report of shots being fired in the area. Within a few seconds another call came in to police about a 10-year-old girl that had been inside her nearby apartment and was struck in the leg by a bullet that came through a wall. The girl was taken by amb ...

Saturday March 28, 2015    09:02 AM - Times viewed: 7460
Firefighters and Police officers rescued a 27 year old woman from the Cowlitz River near the 1000 block of Riverside Drive Tuesday afternoon at 4:16pm. The woman was picking agate rocks and watching wildlife when she slipped and fell into the river; a bystander noticed her and called for help. The woman was able to hang on to a log, nearly 15 feet out from the shore, until responders arrived. F ...

Thursday July 23, 2015    11:25 PM - Times viewed: 7460
LINCOLN CITY, Oregon - A Sherwood man died Thursday when he lost control of his car on Highway 18 and crashed upside down in a river about 12:45 PM. The crash happened on Highway 18 east of Lincoln City. Emergency crews found a 1999 Ford F250 Pickup at the bottom of the bank of the Little Salmon River. The operator, Ladrue V CRAMER, age 76, of Sherwood, was pronounced deceased upon arrival of ...

Saturday July 25, 2015    09:40 AM - Times viewed: 7460
On July 24, 2015 just before 6 AM, state police received a report of a single vehicle crash off the roadway on Highway 20 west of Sisters. Initial information indicates a 1996 Honda was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 when it left the roadway and struck a tree. The vehicle came to rest on it's side. Upon emergency crews arriving, the found the operator, Troy A CRABB, age 35, of Blue River, d ...

Monday July 27, 2015    08:55 AM - Times viewed: 7460
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently signed the "Oregon Promise" initiative bill that will provide free community college education to qualifying students. The program will take effect on July 1, 2016 for courses offered during the 2016-17 school year. About $10 million will be allocated to provide free community college for students who qualify for the program. Brown was joined ...

Friday July 31, 2015    08:18 AM - Times viewed: 7459
The Linn County Sheriff's Office concluded two narcotic investigations that began in October of 2014. The case involved heroin being brought into Albany and Lebanon from Los Angeles, California. As the investigation continued, investigators learned that Jeremy Brian Buchanan, 28 years old of Albany, was traveling by commercial airline from the Eugene Airport to the Los Angeles International Airpor ...


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