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1   Wet weather coming to Oregon could help fight wildfires, but brings risk of flooding
Friday September 18, 2020, 11:19 PM

Wet weather coming to Oregon could help fight wildfires, but brings risk of flooding
PORTLAND, Oregon - Forecasts of light rain in the Pacific Northwest raised hopes that firefighters could control some of the wildfires raging in Oregon Thursday.

But rain also carries the risk of flash flooding in areas that have burned, according to the National Weather Service. Areas near the Archie Creek and Thielsen fires are flash flood watches until 11 p.m. PT Thursday.

“Loca ... [More]

2   Northeast Airport Way closed after shooting in Portland's Argay Terrace Neighborhood
Friday September 18, 2020, 11:13 PM

Northeast Airport Way closed after shooting in Portland's Argay Terrace Neighborhood
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Thursday night at approximately 9:15 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to a residence in the 12500 block of Northeast Marine Drive on reports of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and learned a victim had been shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. This victim's medical status is unknown at this time.

The area of the incident was s ... [More]

3   Gresham Police Involved in Shooting
Friday September 18, 2020, 11:10 PM

Gresham Police Involved in Shooting
GRESHAM, Oregon - Last night at 6:50pm Gresham Police officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 800 block of SE 187th. The person calling 911 gave a license plate on the vehicle and responding officers quickly learned the vehicle was reported stolen.

While more resources responded to assist them, officers followed the car to th ... [More]

4   Pursuit ends in collision with detective, suspect arrested
Friday September 18, 2020, 11:07 PM

Pursuit ends in collision with detective, suspect arrested
LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon - Today at 4:34 pm, a CCSO Detective relayed via radio that he was attempting to stop a vehicle that he observed had been driving recklessly on SR14 eastbound. The detective stated that the vehicle, an older red Acura coupe, had passed him at speeds over 100 mph and was weaving in and out of lanes.

The detective activated his patrol car's emergency lights and attempted ... [More]

5   Man arrested after threatening neighbor with a knife
Thursday September 17, 2020, 9:42 AM

Man arrested after threatening neighbor with a knife
OREGON CITY, Oregon - Yesterday just before 4:30 pm, officers were dispatched to a disturbance involving a knife at Mt. View Apartments, 1840 Molalla Ave. Multiple callers reported that 57-year-old Tony Lee Lambson was armed with a knife and threatening a female. When we arrived, we learned the female victim lives in the same apartment complex as Mr. Lambson, but they do not know each other. ... [More]
6   Pacific Power continues restoring power to hard-hit areas
Wednesday September 16, 2020, 4:54 AM

Pacific Power continues restoring power to hard-hit areas
PORTLAND, Oregon - Electric service is coming back on for customers across the region as more than 500 Pacific Power employees and contractors are at work repairing equipment and jump- starting community recovery from Lincoln City to Glide to Happy Camp.

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7   Washington County Wildfire Update
Tuesday September 15, 2020, 5:33 AM

Washington County Wildfire Update
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Washington County Wildfire Complex Joint Information Center Daily Wildfire Update is intended to provide a summary of public agency response addressing wildfires currently affecting Washington County residents. Due to the dynamic nature of the wildfire situation, the information in this report may become quickly outdated. For more immediate updates as changes unfold, please ... [More]
8   Wilsonville Police arrests murder suspect
Tuesday September 15, 2020, 5:26 AM

Wilsonville Police arrests murder suspect
WILSONVILLE, Oregon - On Sunday morning, a deputy contracted to Wilsonville Police was on patrol when he observed a male along the side of SW Boones Ferry Rd. near SW Nike Dr.

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9   Hillsboro City closed because of extremely polluted air quality for Monday
Monday September 14, 2020, 12:41 AM

Hillsboro City closed because of extremely polluted air quality for Monday
HILLSBORO, Oregon - The City of Hillsboro's buildings and facilities are closed to the public for Monday, September 14. Smoke pollution from wildfires raging across the Pacific Northwest worsened in Hillboro and Portland in the last two days, giving some of the world’s worst air quality in history.

Public health officials warned residents to keep indoors with the windows shut, to set air c ... [More]

10   Suspect Arrested With Molotov Cocktail
Monday September 14, 2020, 12:39 AM

Suspect Arrested With Molotov Cocktail
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man was arrested after apparently using a Molotov Cocktail to start a small brush fire.

At about police were called with a report of a brush fire in the 9600 block of East Burnside Street. A section of grass along the I-205 freeway was burning but firefighters put out the small fire. No one was injured and no structures were damaged.

About an hour later, police ... [More]

11   Oregon officials concerned wildfires could cause widespread death after a million acres burn
Saturday September 12, 2020, 5:55 AM

Oregon officials concerned wildfires could cause widespread death after a million acres burn
Oregon officials say they are preparing for a large number of deaths from this week’s wildfires, with at least five people killed and dozens more missing amid blazes that have burned more than 1 ... [More]
12   West Linn Declares Emergency for Wildfires
Saturday September 12, 2020, 5:35 AM

West Linn Declares Emergency for Wildfires
WEST LINN, Oregon – September 11, 2020 – On Friday, September 11, 2020, Interim City Manager, John Williams, declared a state of emergency effective immediately and remaining in effect until October 5, 2020.

High winds, drought conditions, and dry air mass have caused large, unprecedented, and dangerous wildfires in Clackamas County resulting in large-scale evacuations and orders for evacu ... [More]

13   Beachie Creek Fire Update from Marion County Sheriff Joe Kast
Saturday September 12, 2020, 5:34 AM

Beachie Creek Fire Update from Marion County Sheriff Joe Kast
SALEM, Oregon - On 09/09/20, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office announced our search and rescue crews found human remains along with animal remains in a vehicle near the 26000 block of North Fork Road in the Santiam Canyon. The following day search and rescue personnel with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office returned to the area, escorting investigators. While conducting the recover, the remains ... [More]
14   Three Shooting Incidents in Northeast Portland
Saturday September 12, 2020, 5:33 AM

Three Shooting Incidents in Northeast Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - During the evening hours of September 11, 2020, officers responded to three separate calls of shots heard throughout Northeast Portland. Officers arrived at the locations and found evidence of gunfire but no victims. At one of the locations, an occupied residence was struck by gunfire.

Around 11:05 p.m., officers responded to an area hospital on reports of a walk-in guns ... [More]

15   Pacific Power working to restore service, assist emergency responders and prepare communities for recovery
Thursday September 10, 2020, 11:12 PM

Pacific Power working to restore service, assist emergency responders and prepare communities for recovery
PORTLAND, Oregon — Pacific Power crews are inspecting damage and restoring service to customers across a wide region of Oregon still being devastated by historically severe wind-fueled wildfires.

As of 8 p.m. Wednesday, approximately 17,000 Oregon Pacific Power customers were without power due to the windstorm and ensuing wildfires that hit the state beginning Sept. 7. That figure is do ... [More]

16   Wildfire emergency in Oregon as it faces 'once-in-a-generation event'
Wednesday September 9, 2020, 7:40 AM

Wildfire emergency in Oregon as it faces 'once-in-a-generation event'
MEDFORD, Oregon - Thousands of residents across Oregon remain under evacuation orders Wednesday as fast-moving fires burned through at least two towns and the state's governor declared a wildfire emergency.

The U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Region said there are 20 large wildfires burning across Oregon and Washington that have destroyed some 476,027 acres as "extreme fire weathe ... [More]

17   Shooting Investigation Underway in Lloyd District, Two Individuals Injured
Wednesday September 9, 2020, 7:30 AM

Shooting Investigation Underway in Lloyd District, Two Individuals Injured
PORTLAND, Oregon - On September 9, 2020, at approximately 1:34 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 300 block of Northeast Holladay Street on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived on scene, they located a male who had been shot, and a male who suffered from an undisclosed injury. Officers learned an altercation occurred between the two subjects which lead to their injuries. Both s ... [More]
18   Wildfires close some state parks and prompt statewide fire ban for all state parks
Wednesday September 9, 2020, 7:30 AM

Wildfires close some state parks and prompt statewide fire ban for all state parks
Dangerous fire conditions and spreading wildfires across the state has prompted Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) to issue a statewide fire ban and close some parks.

Park Closures

The following parks are closed to all visitors until further notice or unless otherwise noted:

Silver Falls State Park near Silverton Detroit Lake campground and Mongold day-use area ... [More]

19   Major Evacuation Notice in Santiam Canyon east of Salem
Tuesday September 8, 2020, 5:52 AM

Major Evacuation Notice in Santiam Canyon east of Salem
SALEM, Oregon - The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is expanding the area of the Level 3 – “Go” evacuations to include the area west of the Mehama community to Cascade Highway SE and north to Highway 214. Deputies have reported fire as far west as Jennie Road SE. Residents should continue to monitor for updated evacuation information as the fire progresses.

Marion County Emergency Mana ... [More]

20   Computer breach at Oregon State exposes personal info of 1,700
Saturday September 5, 2020, 6:45 AM

Computer breach at Oregon State exposes personal info of 1,700
CORVALLIS, Oregon (AP) - The personal information of some Oregon State University students and faculty members may have been compromised during a computer security breach, officials said.

A hacker accessed a computer server for the university's Ecampus online education program this summer, gaining access to records containing the names and OSU email addresses of about 1,700 students and fa ... [More]

21   Oregon Employment Department overpaid furloughed school staff; now wants money back
Saturday September 5, 2020, 6:41 AM

Oregon Employment Department overpaid furloughed school staff; now wants money back
SALEM, Oregon - AP - The Oregon Employment Department erroneously paid about $100,000 in unemployment benefits to 155 eastern Oregon school district staff who were furloughed last spring, according to the Baker School District.

The state wants the money back.

The district learned about the problem last week, said Michelle Glover, the schools’ business manager. She said the overpaym ... [More]

22   Suspect arrested for Assault, use of laser pointer
Thursday September 3, 2020, 9:23 PM

Suspect arrested for Assault, use of laser pointer
PORTLAND, Oregon - Detectives arrested 36 year old Bryan Michael Kelley, and served a search warrant at his residence, during an investigation into criminal activity he was alleged to be involved in near City Hall, last week.

During the evening of August 25, 2020, a group of people gathered in Shemanski Park, in downtown Portland, and walked to City Hall. Within minutes of arriving, people ... [More]

23   De-stress safely over the Labor Day holiday
Thursday September 3, 2020, 9:21 PM

De-stress safely over the Labor Day holiday
SALEM, Oregon  – The end of summer is in sight. Labor Day is around the corner, kids are starting back to school, and we’re continually mindful about social distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing face coverings. The temperatures are rising and it looks like we’re in for a hot stretch.

We all need a break from the heat, and the stress of 2020. Oregon’s gorgeous landscape and waterway ... [More]

24   Oregon coronavirus updates, Sept 1: Two men under 50 die of COVID-19
Wednesday September 2, 2020, 5:53 AM

Oregon coronavirus updates, Sept 1: Two men under 50 die of COVID-19
Six more people in Oregon, including a 27-year-old and a 41-year-old, have died from COVID-19, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

The OHA reported Tuesday the state's death toll at 465.

The youngest person in Oregon to die from the coronavirus was a 26-year-old man in Yamhill County in July.

The 41-year-old and 27-year-old men were from Washington County and both had ... [More]


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