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1 Apparent SPACEX UFO Lands in Pacific Ocean

WALDPORT, Oregon - Last night at about 3:15 PM, an object was found by a local fisherman that is mostly likely burned debris from a spacecraft. Apparently the charged remains landed in the pacific ocean then washed ashore in the Alsea Bay near Waldport. The debris was removed from the Alsea Bay by a fisherman and was briefly stored near a local bus ... [More]

2 Police want help with illegal Killing of Tundra Swans in Harney County

HARNEY COUNTY - The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful taking of two Tundra Swans in Harney County. 

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3 29-year-old Corey Michael Scroggins wanted by police

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Oregon - On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 8:30 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an injury traffic crash on NW Susbauer Road and NW Long Road, north of the city of Cornelius. When deputies arrived, they learned that the driver of one of the vehicles involved fled the scene; he was identified as 29-year-o ... [More]

4 ClackCo to Brown: High Risk is 'precipice of collapse'

PORTLAND, Oregon (KOIN) — On the eve of moving back into a High Risk COVID category, the Clackamas County commissioners appealed to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to re-think her decision before it takes effect on Friday. “Our residents have been through much – three declared disasters in 11 months. While our communities are resilient, many businesses a ... [More]

5 Melvin Date From Hillsboro Wins $3.9 Million Megabucks Jackpot

SALEM, Oregon - A Hillsboro man is the latest Oregon’s Game Megabucks jackpot winner, taking home a $3.9 million jackpot. Melvin Date matched all six numbers for the April 3 Megabucks drawing to win the $3.9 million jackpot. A long-time player, Date routinely checks his tickets the day following the drawing. Using the Lottery’s mobile app, Date ... [More]

6 Find The Golden Egg: Solve the puzzles, Win The Prize

PORTLAND, Oregon - Downtown Portland encourages you to join the hunt for magical Golden Eggs hidden throughout Downtown Portland beginning today and through the weekend (April 8, 9, & 10). What: Clues to the Egg locations are posted at 11:45 a.m. each day of the hunt. The first person or group to find the Golden Egg keeps the egg and wins the E ... [More]

7 Oregon Cannabis Commission sets Zoom meeting for April 21

What: A Zoom meeting for the Oregon Cannabis Commission.

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8 Oaks Amusement Park Reopens

PORTLAND, Oregon - The Oaks Park Association is thrilled to announce the reopening of their amusement park, including the rides, miniature golf course, and midway games, for the 2021 season.  This historic reopening is cause for a city-wide celebration, coming after last season’s cancellation which marked the only missed season in almost 116 years. ... [More]

9 Missing 20-year-old boy may be endangered

VANCOURVER, Washington - Samuel A Stockett was involved in a hit and run collision with a semi around 0347 on April 6, 2021, on I-5 northbound, just north of the bridge. Information indicates he may have received a ride to the Vancouver Mall then got on the VINE. He has no known ties to the Vancouver area. According to a Vancouver Police Departm ... [More]

10 Oregon DOJ Cracks Down on Deceptive Mailers

Appearing like a Lottery scratch-off ticket, a mailer shows up in your mailbox, saying you could win thousands of dollars in cash or a new TV. Scratch away, and it shows you’re a winner — you just have to pick up your prize at a local dealership. On April 7, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced a crackdown on four car dealerships t ... [More]

11 Governor Brown Pleased: Police reform bills advance in Oregon

SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon House Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to send a number of police reform bills to the full house floor. The bills contain a variety of reform issues, including new training, and the use of tear gas and munitions. Republicans and Democrats unanimously approved many of those reform bills, demonstrating rare bipartisan ... [More]

12 COVID-19 sickens larger proportion of young people, Oregon and national data show

SALEM, Oregon - New COVID-19 case counts have plummeted in Oregon, but the state is experiencing a change in who is testing positive. Since January, the share of new cases in Oregonians aged 10 to 19 has grown by roughly 50% while the proportion of those aged 20 to 50 has shrunk, according to an analysis by The Lund Report. This shift appears t ... [More]

13 Officers respond to man with gun downtown - recover replica firearm

PORTLAND, Oregon - On April 7, 2021, at about 1:04 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the area of Southwest 5th Avenue and Southwest Alder Street regarding a suspicious person with a gun. A security officer taking a break from work encountered a man walking in a parking garage who said he was looking for his ... [More]

14 Cats saved at house fire In Clark County Fire

Clark County Fire District 6 Firefighters were successful in saving a cat and several kittens today after a house fire in Felida. The fire started at 4:15 this afternoon on NW 34th Avenue. Initial reports say that the homeowner was home and suddenly noticed that there a fire on the second floor of the two story home. The homeowner quickly left t ... [More]

15 Two million watts of Oregon electric solar farm power now coming online

PORTLAND, Oregon - More than two million watts of electric power will be generated by four solar farms planned to come online in Oregon. The electric power will be supported by renewable energy provider Neighborhood Power and Mana Monitoring. Three of the projects, online now, are the first projects commissioned in Oregon’s state-mandated commun ... [More]

16 Multnomah, Clackamas among Oregon counties moving back to 'high' COVID risk level Friday

PORTLAND, Oregon - Governor Brown just increased coronavirus risk levels for Oregon on Tuesday afternoon. Six counties moved backward from 'Moderate' and into the 'High' category. Clackamas, Deschutes, Multnomah, Klamath, Linn and Tillamook counties all changed to the High Risk category. This means that indoor dining restaurant dining would decr ... [More]

17 Oregon Aquarium staffers saddened after Sea Otter they rescued dies

NANZANITA BEACH, Oregon - On Monday, Seaside Aquarium staffers rescued an sick sea otter after they received a call about the sea otter stranded at the south end of the Manzanita Beach. Aquarium staff said the otter was struggling and showing signs of possible neurological damage. Aquarium staffers rescued the otter, and the sick little otter wa ... [More]

18 Man Gets More Than 200 Years In Prison for Sexually Abusing Two Young Girls

37-year-old Michael Ray Long from Junction City, was sentenced today after being found guilty in a jury trial on February 5, 2021. Long was charged with 22 counts of sex abuse-related crimes. He was convicted for sexually abusing two young girls when they were eight and twelve years old. Long was sentenced to 204 years in prison for crimes again ... [More]

19 Dead man found on sidewalk in Portland's Goose Hollow neighborhood

PORTLAND, Oregon - On April 5, 2021, at about 1:40 a.m., Portland Police received a call regarding a dead body on the sidewalk near Southwest Morrison Street and Southwest 20th Avenue. Portland Fire and Rescue were stopped by a witness to inform Rescue about the dead body. The man was later identified as 53-year-old Jack Dekker. Police arrived a ... [More]

20 Crypto Investment Scams - Oregon FBI Tech Building a Digital Defense

SALEM, Oregon - Cryptocurrency itself is perfectly legal to buy and use in the U.S. In fact, many mainstream companies are now accepting cryptocurrency for goods and services. What we are seeing, though, is an increase in bad actors who are using old style scams to steal this new-style virtual asset. In recent months, we’ve had more people repo ... [More]

21 Suspect Arrested in Attempted Murder Of Police Officers

A suspect has been arrested in Indianapolis, Indiana, related to multiple firebomb attacks on police officers in 2020. During the riots of last summer the use of firebombs known as Molotov Cocktails has been an ongoing investigation by the following agencies: The Portland Police Bureau Arson Unit, Portland Fire and Rescue Fire Investigators, ... [More]

22 Oregon warns of 'fourth surge' of COVID-19 as vaccination continues

SALEM, Oregon - Cases of COVID-19 have trended upward in Oregon and across the country, even as vaccines reach more and more people. Oregon state health leaders have jumped at every opportunity to warn the public that the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. That warning carries new weight this week as the state and nation brace for a possible fo ... [More]

23 Oregon delays permits until July for coast weddings during COVID-19

OREGON, USA — Due to safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Oregon will not issue permits for outdoor events like weddings until July 1. That includes some weddings planned on Oregon's public beaches. Carolyn Greenwood is a wedding officiant based in Manzanita. She estimates about 90% of her clients come from out-of-state. He ... [More]

24 Activists, Lawmakers Look To Revive Plastic-Pollution Legislation In Oregon

A new report from the Ocean Conservancy said nearly 100 percent of volunteers found PPE at coastal cleanup sites, including in Oregon, with face masks the most common item. Nick Mallos, a senior director at the organization, said the waste of all plastic disposables is up, and now is a critical time for legislation. Two proposed bills in Oregon ... [More]