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Bomb Threat Arrest
Monday March 8, 2021, 1:59 AM - (1)

On Sunday morning, at about 10AM, Keizer Police received a call from an employee at the Dollar Tree at 5014 River Road North, Keizer. According to the store employees, there was a man holding a black duffel bag behaving suspiciously. He told an employee that he had a bomb inside the duffel bag. Pol ... [More]

Oregon reports 211 new coronavirus cases and zero new deaths
Monday March 8, 2021, 1:17 AM - (2)

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority said Sunday that there were zero new deaths to report and that the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic remained unchanged at 2,296. Health officials also reported 211 new virus cases, both confirmed and presumptive. There have been a total of 157, ... [More]

No charges for driver who struck, killed Selma Pierce, DA says
Monday March 8, 2021, 1:11 AM - (3)

SALEM -- Selma Pierce and her son Michael were out for an evening walk in early December less than a half mile from her west Salem home when she entered Doaks Ferry Road to cross the street. The sun had set on the chilly day, with a temperature around 42 degrees as the pair walked out of their ne ... [More]

Oregon Is the First U.S. State to Have an Identified Case of a COVID-19 “Variant of Concern”
Monday March 8, 2021, 1:07 AM - (4)

Oregon now has the distinction of being the first state in the country where the latest variant of the coronavirus has been discovered. Already Oregon has reported 11 documented cases of the United Kingdom variant of the coronavirus and one case of the Brazilian variant. But on Friday, The New ... [More]

Second victim from Cully shooting dies
Sunday March 7, 2021, 5:05 AM - (5)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A second victim from a March 1 shooting near Northeast Alberta Street and Northeast 55th, in the Cully area has died, Portland Police said Saturday. PPB: 1 killed, 1 injured in Cully area shooting Gunshots were reported in the area, just a few blocks away from Rigler Ele ... [More]

Woman Killed in Crash on Hwy 101 - Clatsop County
Sunday March 7, 2021, 4:44 AM - (6)

On Saturday, March 6, 2021 at approximately 1:00 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near milepost 14. Preliminary investigation revealed that a southbound Dodge Ram 3500 pickup towing a large RV, operated by Donald Siglin (76) of ... [More]

Fisherman dies after falling overboard in Willamette River
Sunday March 7, 2021, 4:41 AM - (7)

n Saturday, March 6, 2021, at approximately 6:19 p.m., the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a man and a dog who had fallen overboard from a small fishing boat in the Swan Island Lagoon, an inlet of the Willamette River. Marine deputies responded, as did Portland Fire & Rescue, ... [More]

Medical technicians' strike in Oregon could be the first of many
Friday March 5, 2021, 1:41 AM - (8)

Today’s strike by medical technicians in Bend, Oregon in the United States could be the beginning of a labour organising trend among non-nursing healthcare professionals who have put their lives on the line during the coronavirus pandemic. As a registered respiratory therapist, Rachel Maida spent ... [More]

Troopers called out after beach erosion threatens 4 homes on the Oregon coast
Friday March 5, 2021, 1:35 AM - (9)

DEPOE BAY, Ore. – Erosion is threatening some beachfront properties in Lincoln County, prompting a response from Oregon State Police troopers on Thursday. According to officials, Depoe Bay Fire is talking with the owners of four properties that could be impacted by the erosion. “Never underest ... [More]

Here's where Oregon's 34,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses will go
Friday March 5, 2021, 1:20 AM - (10)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon received more than 34,000 doses of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine this week. Now, Director Pat Allen is explaining the plans the state has for this first shipment. On Wednesday, Director Allen said in a weekly update with the House Committee on He ... [More]

Man receives 150 letters from Oregon Employment Department for other people's claims
Friday March 5, 2021, 1:14 AM - (11)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Evan Cater moved into a new home about a month ago. He said he's been receiving dozens of letters every day from the Oregon Employment Department for jobless benefits. The problem: they're not for him. "We didn’t think much about it; we just put them back in the mailbox and sent ... [More]

Proposal would increase Oregon minimum wage to $17 statewide July 1, 2022
Friday March 5, 2021, 1:13 AM - (12)

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers introduced a bill to increase the minimum wage statewide to $17 on July 1, 2022. Oregon currently has 3 separate wage zones for the Portland Metro area, standard counties and nonurban counties. The minimum wage is currently $13.25 in the Metro area; $12 in Lane, ... [More]

Donald becomes Oregon's newest Tree City USA
Thursday March 4, 2021, 6:57 PM - (13)

DONALD, Oregon - The northern Willamette Valley town of Donald (population a little over 1,100) has been designated by the national Arbor Day Foundation as Oregon’s newest Tree City USA. Donald joins 68 other Oregon cities and towns that have earned the designation.


Police Seek information on death of 57-year-old James Setty
Thursday March 4, 2021, 6:28 PM - (14)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Police are asking the public to help with information of 57-year-old James Setty or knew where he was living in Portland. Mr. Setty was killed in a stabbing which occurred on Saturday, February 20, 2021 on the east end of the Broadway Bridge. Detectives have released photos ... [More]

Vancouver Free COVID-19 vaccination appointments available at Tower Mall
Thursday March 4, 2021, 6:21 PM - (15)

Vancouver, Wash. – Public Health is opening appointments for COVID-19 vaccination at the Tower Mall site to anyone who is eligible in Phase 1a or Phase 1b Tier 1. Over the last several days, Public Health has sent emails and called people who are on the county’s referral list to offer appointment ... [More]

For 2019, Oregon sees increased suicide rates across all ages, but youth deaths decline
Thursday March 4, 2021, 5:58 PM - (16)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon had the nation’s ninth highest suicide rate across all ages in 2019—a significant difference from the year before when the state was 17th in suicide deaths, according to suicide mortality data ... [More]

VA Portland begins Janssen COVID-19 Vaccinations
Thursday March 4, 2021, 5:55 PM - (17)

PORTLAND, Oregon -  VA Portland Health Care System will begin COVID-19 vaccinations with the Janssen vaccine next week. This follows the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization for ... [More]

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Not Involved In Hit and Run Incident
Thursday March 4, 2021, 5:52 PM - (18)

PORTLAND, Oregon - An investigation into an alleged hit-and-run crash involving property damage has revealed that a Portland City Commissioner is not a suspect. On Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at about 11:24p.m., Portland Police responded to 13300 block of Southeast Stark Street on a report of a hit- ... [More]

Lincoln City Felon Sentenced to 17 Years in Federal Prison for Drug and Gun Offenses
Thursday March 4, 2021, 5:42 PM - (19)

EUGENE, Ore.—A Lincoln City, Oregon man with multiple felony convictions was sentenced to federal prison today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine in and around Lincoln City and illegally possessing a firearm, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Aspha ... [More]

Suspect Unknown: Teenager reports unwanted sexual contact
Tuesday March 2, 2021, 8:45 PM - (20)

PORTLAND, Oregon - On Monday afternoon, a teen girl reported to police that at about 3 PM, an unknown male attempted to touch her sexually. The incident reported to have occurred near the 7800 block of Southeast Luther Road along the Springwater Trail She told police that she was fooled into making ... [More]

Serene and Surreal at Yachats, Where Oregon Coast Drama A Constant
Sunday February 28, 2021, 8:59 PM - (21)

YACHATS, Oregon - About halfway between Florence and Newport, this tiny town features boasts views in endless abundance. This decidedly rugged, even jagged part of the central Oregon coast features beaches that are primarily rocky slabs and shelves, surreal and pointy in many spots, with crevices an ... [More]

Small Quake Shakes Off Oregon Coast This Weekend As Another Rattles Alaska
Sunday February 28, 2021, 8:38 PM - (22)

(Bandon, Oregon) – A small earthquake shook off the southern Oregon coast early Saturday morning, clocking in at a minor 4.0 in magnitude. Meanwhile, a larger quake rattled parts of southern Alaska a bit later in the day, reminding some Oregonians of the quake there that caused a tsunami here in the ... [More]

After Oregon's Legal cannabis Sales Topped $1 Billion in 2020, State Economists Expect Slowing Growth
Sunday February 28, 2021, 8:32 PM - (23)

Deep inside an otherwise rosy state revenue forecast this week, state economists issued a cautionary signal on the soaring demand for legal cannabis, which generated a record $1.1 billion in Oregon sales last year. "Part of the large increase in sales since the pandemic began was likely due to in ... [More]

Oregon movie theaters WILL SOON weigh virus, viability in reopening
Sunday February 28, 2021, 8:28 PM - (24)

When Drew Kaza heard recently that Oregon had reversed its ban on eating and drinking inside movie theaters, he rejoiced. “In a word, hallelujah,” he laughed. The change brought him one step closer to reopening his four-screen theater in Central Oregon, the Sisters Movie House. “It’s the co ... [More]

Oregon reports 292 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths
Sunday February 28, 2021, 8:25 PM - (25)

Oregon reports 292 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths


Drive-By Shooting in Millersburg In Linn County
Sunday February 28, 2021, 8:07 PM - (26)

inn County deputies are investigating a drive-by shooting in Milllersburg with a report of multiple shots at 7 PM. Apparently shots were fired into a duplex in the 4300 block of Waverly Drive. Bullets penetrated the home, nearly missing two people. No one was injured and it is unclear if t ... [More]

Suspect Arrested for St. Johns Shooting, Charged with Attempted Murder
Sunday February 28, 2021, 7:24 AM - (27)

A suspect has been arrested in Vancouver, Washington for charges related to the shooting Saturday morning in the St. Johns Neighborhood. On Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 5:14p.m., North Precinct officers located a suspect vehicle related to the shooting and followed it as it drove northbound Int ... [More]

Man Shot To Death at a Bar in the Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood
Sunday February 28, 2021, 7:20 AM - (28)

Two men were shot, one fatally, at a bar in the Sellwood Moreland Neighborhood. On Friday, February 27, 2021 at 11:28p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of two people shot at a bar in the 8300 block of Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard. When they arrived they found two injured vict ... [More]

Man arrested following shots fired call at MAX Train station
Thursday February 25, 2021, 9:47 PM - (29)

PORTLAND, Oregon - On February 25, 2021, at about 4:25 p.m., Transit Police officers responded to a report of shots fired in the Washington Park MAX Station. MAX trains were held at platforms as police responded. When officers arrived, they located evidence of gunfire, but no apparent victim. As ... [More]

Vehicle Thief Arrested After Short Pursuit
Thursday February 25, 2021, 9:02 PM - (30)

LINCOLN CITY, Oregon - Lincoln City Police arrest 40-year-old Andrew L. Barnett of Portland, Oregon after he stole a vehicle from an acquaintance and then led police on a short pursuit. On Thursday, February 25, 2021 at about 3:30 AM, Lincoln City Police responded to a report that a vehicle parke ... [More]

Hundreds of Volunteers Arrive to Clean Up Downtown Portland
Thursday February 25, 2021, 2:55 AM - (31)

PORTLAND, Oregon - February 24, 2021 - SOLVE, a Portland Business Alliance, and Portland Lodging Alliance, with the support of The Standard, held a Downtown Portland Volunteer Litter Cleanup Day today with amazing results. 278 volunteers attended the cleanup event and collected nearly 3,000 pound ... [More]

Alert Neighbor Helps Deputies Catch Daytime Burglar
Monday February 22, 2021, 9:53 PM - (32)

On February 22nd, 2021, at approximately 1:22 p.m. a neighbor called 911 after seeing a possible burglar going into a nearby home. As deputies were responding to the 4800 block of Oak Park Dr NE, in the unincorporated area of northeast Salem, the homeowner also called in saying they could see someo ... [More]

Police Sergeant Jeremy Braun Returns to Full Duty
Monday February 22, 2021, 9:52 PM - (33)

On Monday, February 22, 2021, Sgt. Jeremy Braun returned to full duty at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office after being shot by an armed suspect in 2019. The shooting happened on August 8, 2019, near Henry Hagg Lake, following a theft in progress call. Sgt. Braun was working as part of the Tacti ... [More]

Oregon reports 536 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths
Sunday February 21, 2021, 7:01 AM - (34)

PORTLAND, Oregon — There are five new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,154, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.


Siletz, OR Homicide Investigation
Sunday February 21, 2021, 6:59 AM - (35)

On February 20, 2021, at approximately 6:15 am, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call reporting an unconscious male laying alongside the road near Government Hill Road in Siletz, Oregon. Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and located Richard Allen Mann, 36 ... [More]

One Deceased, Another Injured in Northeast Portland Shooting Portland Police Bureau - 02/20/21 10:36 PM
Sunday February 21, 2021, 6:18 AM - (36)

One person is deceased and other injured in a Northeast Portland shooting. On Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 9:38p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting at Northeast 54th Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street. When officers arrived they located two victims. Paramedic ... [More]

Tow Truck Driver Arrested After Multiple Hit-and-Runs
Friday February 19, 2021, 6:41 AM - (37)

PORTLAND, Oregon - The driver of a tow truck is under arrest after committing multiple hit and runs and attempted assaults with a vehicle, including one where someone fired a gun at him. On Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 11:47a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a disturbance in ... [More]

Vehicle crashes into a house
Friday February 19, 2021, 6:36 AM - (38)

On February 18, 2021, at approximately 3:29 am, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Rose was dispatched to a reported crash near the 5000 block of NE East Devils Lake Rd, Otis. It was reported that a vehicle had left the roadway and struck a house near the location. Members of the Lincoln City Police De ... [More]

McMinnville man arrested for child sex abuse charges
Wednesday February 17, 2021, 3:15 AM - (39)

In August of 2020, The McMinnville Police Department’s Detective Section received information from the Oregon Department of Justice regarding numerous “cybertips” they received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Collectively the cybertips contained information abou ... [More]

Power restored to over 85 percent of customers who lost power in Portland and Willamette Valley
Wednesday February 17, 2021, 3:03 AM - (40)

Pacific Power restores service to over 85 percent of customers who lost power in Portland and Willamette Valley Improved weather and more crew personnel fuel progress in sweeping restoration effort responding to the most significant ice event in decades. Due to heavy damage, some outages could ex ... [More]

Sanitary Sewer Overflow to Little Pudding River, Battle Creek
Sunday February 14, 2021, 7:21 PM - (41)

SALEM, Oregon - The City of Salem announced that an overflow of raw sewage occurred into the Little Pudding River on February 13, 2021 near 4810 Rebecca Street NE and also at Battle Creek. The event occurred while the City was experiencing broad power outages due to the heavy freezing rain event. Th ... [More]

PGE Restores Power to 200,00 customers
Sunday February 14, 2021, 7:18 PM - (42)

PORTLAND, Oregon — Service to 200,000 Portland General Electric customers has been safely restored from the vast devastation caused by the worst ice, snow and wind storm in the past 40 years, which began on Thursday. Although 700 PGE, contract and mutual assistance field personnel from the Northwest ... [More]

Hundreds of thousands without power in Northwest ice storm
Sunday February 14, 2021, 4:01 AM - (43)

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — (AP) — A winter storm blanketed the Pacific Northwest with ice and snow Saturday, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power and disrupting travel across the region. Freezing rain left roads, power lines and trees coated in ice in the Portland, Oregon, region, and b ... [More]

43 new deaths in Oregon and 474 new confirmed COVID-19 cases
Sunday February 14, 2021, 3:54 AM - (44)

PORTLAND, Oregon — There are 43 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,137 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.


Winter Storms Wreak Havoc on Oregon Counties
Sunday February 14, 2021, 3:50 AM - (45)

Salem, OR. – February 13, 2021 – Ice, snow and high winds during the last 24 hours over much of the state have resulted in multiple road closures and downed trees resulting in extensive power outages and fractured communications. Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency for ... [More]

Ice and Fallen Trees A Problem For Salem Area Residents
Sunday February 14, 2021, 3:48 AM - (46)

Public Works, Fire, and Police crews have continued to coordinate and respond to road blockages from fallen trees and debris.  There are currently 86 traffic signals out of operation, awaiting power to be restored. Governor Brown has declared a State of Emergency for nine counties in Oregon, includi ... [More]

Judge: Trump's lifting of mining ban in Oregon, U.S. West was wrong
Saturday February 13, 2021, 6:16 AM - (47)

BILLINGS, Mont. — A federal judge on Thursday overturned a Trump administration action that allowed mining and other development on 10 million acres in parts of six western states that are considered important for the survival of a struggling bird species. U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill said th ... [More]

Oregon's Reopenings in Lockstep With Other Western States' Actions
Saturday February 13, 2021, 6:10 AM - (48)

PORTLAND, ORE.—OREGON Gov. Kate Brown allowed businesses in some counties to reopen for indoor dining at a limited capacity starting Friday, a step toward reopening her state's economy that follows similar moves from fellow Democratic governors in neighboring California and Washington. "This week ... [More]

Man Convicted on Multiple Counts in Child Sexual Abuse Case
Friday February 12, 2021, 6:26 AM - (49)

HILLSBORO, Oregon - On February 10, 2021, Judge Andrew Erwin found 44-year-old Cesar Lujano-Rosales guilty of two counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of first-degree sexual abuse in a bench trial. Deputy District Attorney Marie Atwood prosecuted the case against the defendant. In June of ... [More]

Two Victims Injured During Three Shootings
Friday February 12, 2021, 6:19 AM - (50)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Three shooting events are under investigation, where dozens of rounds were fired and two men were seriously hurt. On Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 7:58p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the intersection of Northeast Oneonta Street and Northeast Claremont Avenue on the ... [More]

Tigard Police Ask Help Identifying Robbery Suspect
Friday February 12, 2021, 6:17 AM - (51)

Tigard Police detectives are asking for your help in identifying a robbery suspect. Just before 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3rd, a man came up to the jewelry counter in Macy’s at the Washington Square Mall, smashed a glass case and ran off with more than two dozen gold necklaces. The combine ... [More]

Two cases of UK COVID-19 variant found in Clark County
Friday February 12, 2021, 6:16 AM - (52)

Vancouver, Wash. – The B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 has been detected in two Clark County cases. The two Clark County residents recently tested for COVID-19 were found infected with the B.1.1.7 variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Specimens from the two cases were sent to Nort ... [More]

Woodburn Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect
Friday February 12, 2021, 6:14 AM - (53)

Woodburn, OR – On Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at approximately 6:45 p.m., a Woodburn Police Department (WPD) Officer responded to the Woodburn Premium Outlets on the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred at the North Face store. The suspect was last seen running from the store and d ... [More]

Oregon moves up COVID-19 vaccination timeline, prepares to vaccinate seniors
Saturday February 6, 2021, 3:17 AM - (54)

Oregon officials, increasingly confident about COVID-19 vaccine supply, are speeding up their vaccination timeline. Officials say the increased supply will help them give a first dose to a majority of Oregon’s seniors by early April. That means the state can move on to other groups almost a month ea ... [More]

Temporary Homeless Shelter at Oregon State Fairgrounds at Capacity
Saturday February 6, 2021, 3:13 AM - (55)

Salem, Ore. After opening February 1, 2021, the temporary homeless shelter located at the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center is at capacity. This includes 100 guests sleeping in socially distanced tents on the Pavilion floor and people sheltering in their vehicles as part of the safe parking pr ... [More]

White City Man Sentenced for Poaching in Crater Lake National Park
Saturday February 6, 2021, 3:11 AM - (56)

EUGENE, Ore.—On February 4, 2021, a White City, Oregon man was sentenced for violating the Lacey Act by illegally poaching a trophy bull elk in Crater Lake National Park, announced U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams. Adrian Duane Wood, 44, was sentenced to three years’ federal probation to include a ... [More]

Oregon's PeaceHealth recognized as one the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America
Saturday February 6, 2021, 3:10 AM - (57)

PeaceHealth has been recognized for the third year in a row as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. The awards program presented by Healthiest Employers® and Springbuk acknowledges the success of PeaceHealth’s employee wellness program spanning all PeaceHealth facilities across Alaska ... [More]

Inmate Dies at Snake River Correctional Institution
Saturday February 6, 2021, 3:05 AM - (58)

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody, Mitchell Julio Morris, died the February 5, 2021. Morris was incarcerated at Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI) in Ontario and passed away in the infirmary. As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified, ... [More]

Man Arrested After Woman Attacked in Car
Saturday February 6, 2021, 3:04 AM - (59)

TIGARD, Oregon - Shortly after 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, police were sent to to a business in the 15300 block of SW Sequoia Parkway. A woman flagged a driver who said she had been attacked by a man inside her own car. Officers learned the woman walked to her car, hit the unlock button and got inside ... [More]

Thursday February 4, 2021, 6:53 PM - (60)

Oregon’s Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have introduced legislation to add nearly 4,700 miles of rivers and streams in Oregon to the national Wild and Scenic Rivers system. A release said the River Democracy Act, is the largest Wild and Scenic Rivers effort in the nation’s history. Those ... [More]

Sex Offender Notification for Child Attempted Sexual Abuse
Thursday February 4, 2021, 6:49 PM - (61)

Marion County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS 163A.215, which authorizes Community Corrections to inform the public when the release of information will enhance public safety and protection. The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted ... [More]

Stabbing Leaves Victim With Serious Injuries, Suspect Arrested
Thursday February 4, 2021, 6:44 PM - (62)

PORTLAND, Oregon - A victim is recovering from serious knife wounds after a confrontation in the Piedmont Neighborhood. On Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 5:17a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing in the parking lot of a restaurant in the 8000 block of Northeast Ma ... [More]

Indictment filed for murdering Jean Gerich, injuring at least 7 others
Thursday February 4, 2021, 7:34 AM - (63)

PORTLAND, Oregon – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the filing of a 31-count indictment against 64-year-old Paul Rivas for his alleged role in the vehicular homicide of 77-year-old Jean Gerich and the vehicular assault and attempted murder of at least seven other peop ... [More]

Fatal Crash on Hwy 99E - Marion County
Thursday February 4, 2021, 7:29 AM - (64)

On Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at approximately 8:09 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 99E near Boones Ferry Rd. Preliminary Investigation revealed a Ford Fusion, operated by Jordan Chandler (26) of Salem, was southbound when it dr ... [More]

Oregon now requires insurers to cover COVID-19 vaccinations
Wednesday February 3, 2021, 6:26 AM - (65)

SALEM, Oregon - The Jan. 27 determination cites Oregon Revised Statute 743A.264 (2) and (3) in mandating that private health plans operating in Oregon not charge patients for most costs related to providing the vaccine. That includes the cost of all doses of the vaccine and associated supplies, and ... [More]

Missing child alert -- Missing child Shena Horton is believed to be in danger
Wednesday February 3, 2021, 6:24 AM - (66)

SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division, asks the public to help find Shena Horton, age 14, who went missing with Kristopher Zion Kachel from Roseburg, Ore. on Feb. 1, 2021. ODHS is searching for her to assess her safety.

ODHS asks the public ... [More]

Friends for over 40 Years Win $7.4 Million Jackpot
Friday January 29, 2021, 7:49 PM - (67)

SALEM, Oregon – A good friendship is priceless, as Erik Maki and Brian Krahmer will tell you. The duo has been friends since middle school and after more than 40 years of sharing a friendship, they can also say they share a $7.4 million Oregon’s Game Megabucks jackpot. Over the past 28 weeks, Mak ... [More]

Convicted of Sexual Abuse in Trial by Judge
Friday January 29, 2021, 7:42 PM - (68)

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 27, 2021, Judge Ted Sims found An Ngoc Le guilty of two counts of first-degree sexual abuse in a bench trial. Deputy District Attorney Jason Weiner prosecuted the case against the defendant. The defendant was originally convicted on the above charges by a verdict of 10 ... [More]

Immunization Policy Advisory Team meets February 12 on Zoom
Friday January 29, 2021, 7:32 PM - (69)

The quarterly meeting of the Immunization Policy Advisory Team (IPAT). The agenda will be available at meeting or via email request three days prior to the meeting date by contacting [email protected] This is happening on Friday, Feb. 12, 12:30-2 p.m. at a virtually via Zoom meeting. ... [More]

Serious Injury Head On Crash, Suspect Shoots Bystander
Friday January 29, 2021, 7:39 AM - (70)

On Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 5:25p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to an injury crash on North Columbia Boulevard at North Vancouver Avenue. As they responded they learned that someone was shooting a gun. When officers arrived they found a two-car head-on crash, and another the victi ... [More]

Fatal Crash on Hwy 31 - Lake County
Friday January 29, 2021, 7:31 AM - (71)

On Thursday, January 28, 2021 at approximately 8:40 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 31 near milepost 33. Preliminary investigation revealed a Dodge Dakota, operated by Kenneth Wolfe III (55) of Lakeview, was southbound when it ... [More]

Driver from Hit and Run Incident Identified
Wednesday January 27, 2021, 7:09 AM - (72)

The driver from the hit and run incident that occurred on January 25, 2021, in Southeast Portland has been identified as 64 year-old Paul Rivas of Oregon City. Rivas was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center for the crimes of Murder in the Second Degree, six counts of Assault in the Sec ... [More]

Oregon Republican Party calls Capitol riot a 'false flag' operation to discredit GOP, silence Trump supporters
Wednesday January 27, 2021, 7:05 AM - (73)

The Oregon Republican Party earlier this month approved and released a resolution calling the Jan. 6 Capitol riot by pro-Trump supporters a “false flag” operation and condemning Republicans who voted to impeach now-former President Trump over his role in the assault. The resolution claims without ... [More]

Reward Offered in Southeast Portland Double Homicide Investigation
Tuesday January 26, 2021, 5:41 AM - (74)

The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a double homicide that occurred in Southeast Portland. On January 17, 2021, at approximately 3:38 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 14300 bl ... [More]

Hit and Run with Multiple Victims, One Fatality
Tuesday January 26, 2021, 5:30 AM - (75)

PORTLAND, Oregon - On January 25, 2020, at about 1:02 p.m., Portland Police began receiving calls about a vehicle that struck pedestrians and vehicles along several blocks west from Southeast 33rd Avenue and Stark Street down to Southeast 13th Avenue. There are crime scenes along several blocks. ... [More]

Driver Critically Injured in Collision with Tree
Tuesday January 26, 2021, 5:28 AM - (76)

On January 25 at 6:20 pm, CCSO Deputies were called to the 2600 block of NE Minnehaha Street for the report of a collision involving a vehicle and a tree. Upon arrival, EMS personnel attended to a male driver and lone occupant of the involved 1993 Honda Civic that had collided with a large cedar tr ... [More]

UPDATE: Double Homicide - Victims Identified (Photo)
Saturday January 23, 2021, 5:13 AM - (77)

The homicide victims in the January 17, 2021 shooting have been identified as 31-year-old Frank Gouland and 28-year-old Adam Kekoa Adams. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Officer determined both Mr. Gouland and Mr. Adams died from gunshot wounds and ruled their deaths a homicide. Their familie ... [More]

Arson investigation In Newport
Saturday January 23, 2021, 5:10 AM - (78)

On Thursday, January 21st, 2021 at 6:39 pm, the Newport Fire Department responded to a smoke alarm at the First Presbyterian Church in Newport at 227 NE 12th Street, First Presbyterian Church, Newport. When firefighters arrived, they found an active fire on the exterior of the building. The fire ... [More]

22 new deaths and 877 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Oregon
Saturday January 23, 2021, 5:08 AM - (79)

PORTLAND, Oregon — There are 22 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,865, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.


Suspect identified from gun incident at 2925 NE Aloclek Dr. Hillsboro
Saturday January 23, 2021, 5:04 AM - (80)

he suspect involved in the gun incident on 1-22-21 at 9:32am this morning in Hillsboro, OR at 2925 NE Aloclek Dr. (OEG)Hillsboro, OR has been identified as Jolley, Adam Nathaniel / DOB-7-18-81. Adam was lodged in the Washington County Jail with charges for Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing, Disor ... [More]

I-405 closed in both directions near new bike/ped bridge site
Saturday January 23, 2021, 5:03 AM - (81)

Interstate 405 is now closed in both directions near the site of the weekend installation of the City of Portland's new Flanders Crossing pedestrian and bicycle bridge. The new Flanders Crossing will connect Northwest Portland with the Pearl District and the central city over I-405. During the ... [More]

Successful Rescue at Gorton Creek
Saturday January 23, 2021, 5:02 AM - (82)

Cascade Locks, Ore. – Searchers with the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office, along with air assets from the Coast Guard, have rescued an injured 43-year-old male from the Gorton Creek Trail near Wyeth. The injured hiker was transported to a Portland area hospital and is reported to be stable. On ... [More]

Oregon parents accused of starving children
Thursday January 21, 2021, 1:46 AM - (83)

Prosecutors in Multnomah County, Oregon, have accused two people of starving and malnourishing their two children over a nearly two-year period. Mena Kamel, 33, and Marina Zaki, 28, were arrested following an investigation that started when police and medics were called last June to a home after ... [More]

Members of Oregon delegation excited for Biden Administration
Thursday January 21, 2021, 1:43 AM - (84)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Members of Oregon's congressional delegation said Wednesday President Joe Biden will deliver on the important issues facing Oregonians when it comes to climate change, COVID-19 and the country's infrastructure. "We have inaugurated a man of integrity, a man of compassion, a man w ... [More]

Oregon Cannabis Commission's Zoom meeting Jan. 27
Thursday January 21, 2021, 1:39 AM - (85)


Eight People Arrested Following Damage of Private Property in Southeast Portland
Thursday January 21, 2021, 1:37 AM - (86)

On January 20, 2021, Portland Police Officers went to the area of southeast Portland in the area near Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 14th Avenue. Recently, a group has been advertising a gathering at Revolution Hall which discouraged live streaming or "peace police." Similar rhetoric on fliers ... [More]

Newly Minted K9 Ghost Gets First Capture
Thursday January 21, 2021, 1:25 AM - (87)

On December 30th, 2020 K9 Handler Deputy Zach Akin and K9 Ghost completed six weeks of training. During this time, they trained on Handler Protection, Tracking, Suspect Apprehension and Evidence Collection. This training also enhanced the important bond and trust between both Deputy Akin and Ghost. ... [More]

Kieran Ramsey Named Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Portland Field Office
Tuesday January 19, 2021, 9:16 AM - (88)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Director Christopher Wray has named Kieran Ramsey as the special agent in charge of the Portland Field Office. Most recently, Mr. Ramsey served as the director of the FBI Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mr. R ... [More]

Two Rivers Correctional Institution reports in-custody death
Tuesday January 19, 2021, 9:16 AM - (89)

An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody (AIC) died January 18, 2021. He was incarcerated at Two Rivers Correctional Institution and passed away at a local hospital. He tested positive for COVID-19 and was between 55 and 65 years old. As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State ... [More]

Oregon City Man Arrested After Report of Groping Woman Inside Store
Friday January 15, 2021, 8:15 PM - (90)

OREGON CITY, Oregon - On January 14, 2021 just before noon, Oregon City Police received a 911 call from a woman reporting being sexually assaulted while standing in the checkout line at the Dollar Tree store. The suspect was immediately confronted by the woman and fled the store on foot. Officers ... [More]

Home-invasion heist of pistols, rifles at Clackamas apartment complex
Friday January 15, 2021, 8:10 PM - (91)

Last week, deputies and K9 Coda busted an armed robbery in which three suspects stole several pistols and rifles from a Clackamas apartment. All stolen weapons were recovered.


Hospitals Support Gov. Brown's Decision to Delay Vaccine Eligibility Expansion
Friday January 15, 2021, 8:06 PM - (92)

Following Governor Brown’s decision to postpone the expansion of the group eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to include educators and those aged 65 and over, OAHHS President and CEO Becky Hultberg issued the following statement: “When the federal government announced this week that the ful ... [More]

Home Damaged by Fire in Cornelius
Friday January 15, 2021, 8:01 PM - (93)

FOREST GROVE, Oregon - On Friday afternoon, Cornelius Firefighters were sent to a residential fire in the 1200 block of N Barlow Street. But firefighters were already aware of the fire before being alerted by dispatchers, this is because the fire station is located directly across from the incident ... [More]

Grand Jury Returns a Not True Bill in Murder Investigation
Friday January 15, 2021, 7:58 PM - (94)

PORTLAND, Oregon – Three months after a 22-year-old man was shot to death in Southeast Portland, a suspect was arrested for the crime. Dario Papa-Vicente was facing a 2nd-degree murder charge in the death of Noah Terry on October 24, Portland police said in a release. Today, Multnomah County ... [More]

Oregon has first case of U.K. variant of COVID-19
Friday January 15, 2021, 7:52 PM - (95)

PORTLAND, Oregon — Oregon Health Authority has been notified today that a person in Oregon, identified as a Multnomah County resident, has tested positive with the variant COVID-19 virus strain originally detected in the United Kingdom. This is the first identification in Oregon of the United Kin ... [More]

Heavy rains lead to combined sewer overflow to the Willamette River
Wednesday January 13, 2021, 11:12 PM - (96)

onight’s heavy rains caused Portland’s combined sewer system to overflow to the Willamette River at several outfalls downstream of Willamette Park. The overflow began around 9:45 p.m. and is ongoing. During an overflow and for 48 hours afterwards, the public is advised to avoid contact with the ... [More]

Only a Smokescreen? Big Tobacco Stands Down as Colorado and Oregon Hike Cigarette Taxes
Wednesday January 13, 2021, 1:23 AM - (97)

Big Tobacco did something unusual in Marlboro Country last fall: It stood aside while Colorado voters approved the state’s first tobacco tax hike in 16 years. The industry, led by Altria Group, one of the world’s largest tobacco companies, has spent exorbitantly in the past to kill similar state ... [More]

Children’s Mental Health Crisis Festers In Oregon
Wednesday January 13, 2021, 1:20 AM - (98)

As Oregon grapples with the pandemic, a mental health crisis continues to rage in a state that has long had a shortage of options for parents who need for their children. Oregonians who have witnessed firsthand the inadequacies of the system shared their stories on Tuesday at an event organized ... [More]

Forecasters warn of 'very large and life-threatening surf conditions' on Oregon Coast
Wednesday January 13, 2021, 1:06 AM - (99)

COOS BAY, Ore. - A High Surf Warning is in effect through Wednesday morning for the South Coast as the highest tides of the winter hit the Oregon Coast. "Dangerously large breaking waves of 27 to 33 feet are expected," the National Weather Service in Medford said. "Beaches and coastlines will bec ... [More]

Oregon State Police preparing for potential protests at Capitol
Wednesday January 13, 2021, 1:03 AM - (100)

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon State Police says troopers are monitoring potential protests at the Oregon Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration day next week in Washington, D.C. On Monday, the FBI said there is a potential for armed protests at state capitols across all 50 states leadin ... [More]

Oregonians age 65+ and teachers can get vaccinated against COVID-19 starting Jan. 23, governor says
Wednesday January 13, 2021, 1:01 AM - (101)

Under pressure from federal officials, Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday that she’ll allow all Oregonians 65 and older to be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting Jan. 23 -- at least a month earlier than expected. On her own accord, Brown also said she would allow childcare, preschool and K ... [More]

More Oregon counties now deemed ‘extreme risk’ of COVID-19 spread
Wednesday January 13, 2021, 12:58 AM - (102)

Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday announced new coronavirus risk levels for counties across the state, shifting three additional counties on the coast and in eastern Oregon to the highest concern level. Twenty-six of Oregon’s 36 counties are now classified as an “extreme risk” to COVID-19 spread, the hi ... [More]

I-84 Westbound expected to be open soon in eastern Oregon - UPDATE PHOTOS (Photo)
Wednesday January 13, 2021, 12:55 AM - (103)

I-84 WESTBOUND freeway in eastern Oregon remains closed between Ontario and milepost 258, three miles west of La Grande. ODOT and hazardous materials crews are working to clean up spilled fuel from the roadway and shoulder, and move the damaged truck and trailer off the roadway. The route is expecte ... [More]

Oregon reports 1,203 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 54 new deaths
Wednesday January 13, 2021, 12:53 AM - (104)

PORTLAND, Oregon — There are 54 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state's death toll to 1,667, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. The high number of deaths serves as a reminder that the pandemic continues to pose a threat to our friends, neighbors, co-workers ... [More]

Man Arrested After Shots Fired Through Apartment Walls
Sunday January 10, 2021, 7:17 PM - (105)

PORTLAND, Oregon - A suspect is facing numerous charges after firing a rifle inside a Buckman Neighborhood apartment, sending bullets into neighboring units and causing water damage from a sprinkler destroyed by gunfire. On Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 5:39a.m., Central Precinct officers were disp ... [More]

Man Shot In The Back in the South Waterfront
Sunday January 10, 2021, 7:15 PM - (106)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Another shooting occurred on Sunday, January 10, 2021. Portland police arrived to a report of gunfire heard around the Ross Island Bridge. Officers then learned that a victim with a gunshot wound walked into a hotel in the 1400 block of Southwest Naito Parkway. Officers responded ... [More]

Woman Shot in Foot in Portsmouth Neighborhood
Sunday January 10, 2021, 7:10 PM - (107)

PORTLAND, Oregon - A woman is recovering from a gunshot wound in the foot after shots erupted in the Portsmouth Neighborhood. On Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 4:42a.m., police responded to a report that someone was shooting in the 9300 block of North Wall Avenue. Police discovered that a 65-year-ol ... [More]

Oregon reports 1,225 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths
Sunday January 10, 2021, 7:02 PM - (108)

PORTLAND, Oregon — COVID-19 has claimed 2 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,605 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.


DA's Office to Continue Limited Operations After Sprinkler Head Ruptures at Courthouse
Sunday January 10, 2021, 6:58 PM - (109)

PORTLAND, Oregon – The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office continues to work with numerous stakeholders after a sprinkler head ruptured at the Multnomah County Central Courthouse.


Woman Dies After Colliding With Freightliner box truck On Hwy 213
Sunday January 10, 2021, 4:49 AM - (110)

On Saturday, January 9, 2021 at approximately 8:15 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 213 near S. Union Hall Rd. Preliminary investigation revealed a Toyota Tacoma, operated by Elina Inget (66) of Eagle Point, was northbound when it lost ... [More]

Officer Identified in Officer-Involved Shooting
Sunday January 10, 2021, 4:47 AM - (111)

Now that interviews with the Washington County Major Crimes Team have been conducted, we can identify our officer from Wednesday’s officer-involved shooting. Ofc. Gabriel Maldonado, a 14-year veteran of the Tigard Police Department, is the officer who fired his weapon (DPSST #47256). He was immed ... [More]

Man charged with manslaughter in death of 17-year-old girl
Saturday January 9, 2021, 4:24 AM - (112)

SALEM, Oregon - In following up to a fatal crash that occurred on August 7, 2020, Tristan Isaac Goodwin, age 19 of Newberg, has been arraigned at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex for manslaughter in the second degree, assault in the third degree and reckless driving. Goodwin turned himself in t ... [More]

Two Portland Children Missing
Saturday January 9, 2021, 4:18 AM - (113)

SALEM, Oregon - Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division, asks the public to help find Noelle Johnson, age 7, and Addyson Gibson, age 12, siblings who went missing with their caregivers Kashia Vann (mother to both children) and Gary Johnson (father to Noelle) from Portland ... [More]

Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested
Saturday January 9, 2021, 4:08 AM - (114)

WOODBURN, Oregon - On Friday, January 8, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Woodburn Police Department (WPD) Detectives, along with help from U.S. Marshals and the Marion County SWAT team, were able to locate and take into custody an attempted murder suspect. Aldo Vasquez Lozano, (photo included) a 21-year ... [More]

13 year old boy missing, police need your help
Saturday January 9, 2021, 4:06 AM - (115)

The Vancouver Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Nash Harrison Lee Modin. Nash is a 13 year old, Caucasian male, 5'6, 120lbs, with brown hair, and blue eyes. Nash was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray Marvel superhero t-shirt with blue sleeves, black shoes, and a navy blue hoo ... [More]

A Traffic Crash Leads to Felony Drug Arrest
Saturday January 9, 2021, 4:01 AM - (116)

On 01-08-21, around 5:45 pm., Milwaukie Police responded to a two-vehicle traffic crash at the intersection of SE Monroe Street and SE 37th Avenue. Police arrived and determined both drivers were uninjured, and both were cooperating with the initial investigation. At one point during the investig ... [More]

Man Stabbed Several Times During Robbery
Friday January 8, 2021, 4:38 AM - (117)

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, at 1:25 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a robbery near the 100 block of SW 138th Avenue in Beaverton, Oregon. When deputies arrived, they discovered the victim had been stabbed several times in the upper body and face by an unknown male. ... [More]

2-Alarm Apartment Fire in Woodland
Friday January 8, 2021, 4:35 AM - (118)

Clark-Cowlitz Fire & Rescue (CCFR) units were dispatched at 5:13 PM Thursday to a report of an apartment on fire at 1307 Goerig Street in Woodland. CCFR Engine 29 from the Woodland station arrived at 5:17 PM to find a one-story 6-plex building with one apartment fully engulfed in flames. The strong ... [More]

UPDATE to officer-involved shooting
Friday January 8, 2021, 4:33 AM - (119)

igard Police Department can confirm that Tigard Police Officers responded to a reported domestic disturbance at an apartment complex near the intersection of SW Hall Blvd. and SW Bonita Rd. at approximately 4:04 p.m. Upon further investigation, Tigard Police Officers attempted to arrest the suspect ... [More]

COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee meets to discuss vaccine priorities
Friday January 8, 2021, 4:32 AM - (120)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee (VAC) met for the first time today to discuss how critical workers and population will be prioritized in the state’s vaccine rollout. The VAC will co-create a vaccine sequencing plan focused on health equity to ensure the state’s vacci ... [More]

Woman Dies in Seaside Two-Alarm Fire
Friday January 8, 2021, 4:29 AM - (121)

SEASIDE, Oregon. – January 1, 2021 – At approximately 4:57 p.m. on Friday, January 1, Seaside Dispatch received a report of a structure fire at 741 7th Avenue in Seaside. Seaside Fire & Rescue responded to the property where a two-story home was fully engulfed in flames. The blaze quickly escalated ... [More]

Multiple Rounds Fired in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood
Friday January 8, 2021, 4:29 AM - (122)

PORTLAND, Oregon - On January 3, 2021, at 5:29 p.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a shots fired call in the 3000 block of Southeast 136th Avenue. When officers arrived they found over 50 rounds had been fired. Officers also found two apartments and seven vehicles had been struck by g ... [More]

Message From Clackamas County Sheriff Roberts Reflecting on Four Decades of Service
Friday January 1, 2021, 8:43 AM - (123)

As this turbulent year draws to a close, so does my four-decade career in law enforcement, including 16 years as your Clackamas County Sheriff. As I leave office, handing the reins to incoming Sheriff Angie Brandenburg — your 33rd sheriff since William Livingston Holmes first took up the post in ... [More]

Fatal Crash Involving Car and Pedestrian on Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Street
Friday January 1, 2021, 8:39 AM - (124)

A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a car in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood. On Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 7:36p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Tibbetts Street. When officers and paramedics arrived, the ... [More]

Shooting in North Portland with Two Victims
Friday January 1, 2021, 8:38 AM - (125)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Two victims were shot in North Portland Thursday evening. On Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 10:29p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of someone shot at Northeast Alberta Street and Northeast Mallory Avenue. Officers arrived and located two people injured. ... [More]

Molotov Cocktails and Other Objects Thrown during demonstration in Downtown Portland
Friday January 1, 2021, 8:36 AM - (126)

PORTLAND, Oregon - On New Years Eve, at about 7:45p.m., Portland police became aware of a gathering in the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street. As the crowd grew to an estimated 80-100 people, some individuals in the crowd began to engage in violence. At least two Molotov cocktail ... [More]

1 person dead, another Seriously Hurt at Southeast Division Street
Friday January 1, 2021, 8:23 AM - (127)

A vehicle occupant died on the scene of a crash Friday morning, and another is in the hospital with life threatening injuries. On Friday, January 1, 2021 at 7:16a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a crash at Southeast Division Street and Southeast 112th Avenue. When officers arrived w ... [More]

20-year-old girl shot to death over appointment time at A Vancouver clinic
Tuesday December 29, 2020, 2:36 AM - (128)

VANCOUVER, Washington — On Tuesday afternoon a Vancouver man killed a young woman at a PeaceHealth medical building after he had earlier confronted another employee over an appointment time. He took her young life and all that she would ever know, apparently in an instant of anger and misplaced retr ... [More]

Woman Burglary Suspect Dies After Pulling Gun On Officers
Tuesday December 29, 2020, 12:27 AM - (129)

On December 28,2020, at about 1:40pm, deputies and officers from several Clatsop County law enforcement agencies responded to a burglary in progress of an occupied dwelling in the 33000 block of Oregon Ln. in the Sunset Beach area. A 911 caller reported an unknown female walked into his unlocked re ... [More]

Man serving 50-years for HIV sex assaults dies at Oregon State Penitentiary
Tuesday December 29, 2020, 12:21 AM - (130)

A man convicted of sexually abusing multiple people while he knew he was infected with HIV died at the Oregon State Penitentiary. The state Department of Corrections said Monday that 59-year-old Andrew Lee Boyer died Sunday. His earliest release date was August 2048. He was convicted in 1998 i ... [More]

3 Grants Pass women arrested in assault that sent 19-year-old girl to hospital
Monday December 28, 2020, 10:34 PM - (131)

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS) has announced that it has arrested 3 women on charges relating to the assault of a 19-year-old girl who is hospitalized with a serious head injury as a result. The incident took place Sunday, Nov 15 at about 6:55 am. GPDPS re ... [More]

Oregon's health workers and public both facing fatigue, but there's now an end in sight
Monday December 28, 2020, 10:29 PM - (132)

When public health officials asked Oregonians to buckle down to slow COVID-19 spread in March, people largely listened, holding onto the hope it would mean a return to "normal" life in just a few weeks. But it's been 10 months of foregoing normal as the virus continues to spread. Some people ... [More]

S. Oregon Coast Surf, Freeze Watches; New Year's High Surf for Oregon, Washington
Monday December 28, 2020, 10:26 PM - (133)

(Oregon Coast) – A wild ride may be in store for the Oregon and Washington coast on New Year's Eve while the south Oregon coast is under threat of sneaker waves on Tuesday along with a freeze watch. (Photo of Pacific City in a storm courtesy Pilar French). The National Weather Service (NWS) issue ... [More]

Mink Caught Outside Oregon Farm Tests Positive for Coronavirus
Monday December 28, 2020, 10:23 PM - (134)

PORTLAND, OREGON - The Department of Agriculture for the U.S. state of Oregon said among animals captured during wildlife surveillance near a mink farm that recently had a coronavirus outbreak, a mink believed to have recently escaped confinement tested positive for low levels of the virus known to ... [More]

Man Arrested for Random Attacks with Baseball Bat
Monday December 28, 2020, 10:18 PM - (135)

PORTLAND, Oregon - On December 22nd 2020, at approximately 10:36 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 1100 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard on reports of an individual who had been struck in the head with a baseball bat. Officers arrived on scene and learned a victim ... [More]

Two People Shot and Two Other Shootings
Monday December 28, 2020, 10:14 PM - (136)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Police responded to two walk-in gunshot wounds and two different shooting scenes in Portland last night. The first incident occurred on December 26, 2020, at 8:37 p.m., when officers from the East Precinct responded to the area of Northeast 82nd Ave and Northeast Glisa ... [More]

7 new more deaths in Oregon and 908 new confirmed COVID-19 cases,
Saturday December 26, 2020, 5:56 AM - (137)


Police officer involved shooting in Southeast Portland last night
Saturday December 26, 2020, 5:53 AM - (138)

PORTLAND, Oregon - It was on Christmas Eve at about 8:51 p.m., when Portland Police responded to a call regarding a stolen vehicle. The vehicle had been described in the call as a 1988, white, Chevrolet pickup. Officers found the vehicle in 3900 Block of Southeast Powell Boulevard, in a gas station ... [More]

Report on gas service and assistance in Hood River
Saturday December 26, 2020, 5:50 AM - (139)

This Christmas morning, NW Natural continues to turn on meters and relight equipment for customers without service in Hood River and Odell. We expect to reach every customer by the end of the evening. Some customers will have to be revisited a second or third time over the weekend if they are not ho ... [More]

Grand Jury Rules Use of Deadly Force Justified
Wednesday December 23, 2020, 10:24 PM - (140)

Today a Marion County Grand Jury unanimously found that Oregon State Police Troopers Caleb Yoder, Michael Iacob, Joseph Sousa and Linn County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Rathelegurche were justified in their use of deadly physical force on Brad Tyler Masters, 27, on December 8, 2020.


Landslide At Fall Creek Road, South Lincoln County from Highway 34
Tuesday December 22, 2020, 9:59 PM - (141)

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a landslide via Willamette Valley Communications Center Sunday evening, December 20, 2020. The area involved was already known to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Lincoln County Public Works Department as a potential slide vulnerability. Several ... [More]

35 more people die in Oregon from COVID-19 and 1,282 new confirmed cases
Tuesday December 22, 2020, 9:45 PM - (142)

PORTLAND, Oregon — COVID-19 has claimed 35 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,382, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today.


16-Year-Old Girl Missing
Tuesday December 22, 2020, 6:35 AM - (143)

Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a runaway 16-year-old girl. Kiah Bennett was last seen today around 5:20 p.m. in the 600 block of NE 3rd St. She has long dark hair, brown eyes, is approximately 5-feet-6-inches tall and weighs 85 pounds. She was las ... [More]

24-year-old Dies In Fiery Head-on Crash
Sunday December 20, 2020, 10:56 PM - (144)

On Saturday, December 19, 2020, at 1:50 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a head-on crash at SW Farmington Rd. and SW Riggs Rd. A 2013 Subaru Impreza was on fire after it crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a 2019 Dodge Caravan. The woman driving the van ... [More]

1st Alarm motorhome Fire Near Lebanon
Sunday December 20, 2020, 10:48 PM - (145)

LEBANON, Oregon - Lebanon Fire District crews responded to a reported car fire in the Rife’s Home Furniture parking lot just after shift change this morning, initial reports from 911 center stated that a motorhome was on fire. Before arrival of the Incident Commander a second Engine was dispatched t ... [More]

Oregon reports 1,542 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 36 new deaths
Sunday December 20, 2020, 10:28 PM - (146)

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 536, which is three fewer than yesterday. There are 104 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is seven fewer than yesterday. The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. ... [More]

Portlanders Celebrate the Season of Giving Back by Cleaning Up Downtown
Saturday December 19, 2020, 6:38 AM - (147)

PORTLAND, Oregon - December 18, 2020 - SOLVE, Portland Business Alliance, and Portland Lodging Alliance with the support of Ethos Commercial Advisors held their last Downtown Volunteer Litter Cleanup Day of 2020 today. More than 226 volunteers attended the event, and many brought warm clothing to do ... [More]

Oregon receives scheduled supply of 35,100 COVID-19 vaccine doses for current week
Saturday December 19, 2020, 6:36 AM - (148)


Cooking fire causes Major damage
Saturday December 19, 2020, 6:33 AM - (149)

At 1:46 pm today, a resident at a home in the 1900-block of SE Alder Street in Hillsboro called 911 reporting that a fire started in the kitchen and was spreading quickly out of control. Reports of heavy grey smoke were billowing out from the home. Three adults and one child living in the home escap ... [More]

Custodial Interference Suspect Tracked Down Using GPS Ankle Bracelet
Saturday December 19, 2020, 6:31 AM - (150)

On December 18, 2020, just before 12:30 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a custodial interference call in the 21000 block of NW Rock Creek Blvd. in the community of Rock Creek. 37-year-old Stephen L. Johnston, of North Plains, was with two children during a DHS-super ... [More]

Stay alert and stay safe; be prepared for potential debris flow this weekend
Saturday December 19, 2020, 5:13 AM - (151)

Dec 18, 2020 - Heavy rain is forecasted this weekend across the Northern Oregon Cascades and the Greater Portland Metropolitan Area, which may result in river flooding, flooding in small streams and urban areas, and debris flows across burned areas in the Cascades.  This encompasses areas burned ear ... [More]

First COVID-19 vaccine administered at Salem Hospital. Safety measures remain critical
Friday December 18, 2020, 9:13 AM - (152)

SALEM, Oregon - Thursday morning, Salem Hospital received its first shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19. Upon arrival, hospital staff moved the 975 doses into an on-site freezer. Other staff members began setting up the first vaccination clinic, putting in motion plans laid out, practiced and r ... [More]

One Person Shot Dead in Eliot Neighborhood
Friday December 18, 2020, 9:11 AM - (153)

n December 17, 2020 at about 6:54 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting near North Vancouver Avenue and North Stanton Street. After arrival it was determined that a person at the scene was deceased. Cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medic ... [More]

New campaign offers rally cry for all of us to be Here for Portland
Friday December 18, 2020, 9:10 AM - (154)

PORTLAND, Oregon - "Here for Portland" is a new city-wide awareness campaign launching this week that encourages everyone to put your money where your heart is and support local businesses this holiday season and through the winter months. In collaboration with the creative teams at North, Trave ... [More]

Governor Kate Brown calls special legislative session to consider COVID-19, wildfire aid
Wednesday December 16, 2020, 10:42 PM - (155)

SALEM, Oregon - On Tuesday, Governor Kate Brown called lawmakers for a special legislative session to consider COVID-19 and wildfire aid for residents in the state. Governor Brown requested the special session meet for one day next Monday at 8 a.m. to discuss any policies and $800 million in reli ... [More]

Portland Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns
Wednesday December 16, 2020, 10:37 PM - (156)

PORTLAND, Oregon - A Portland, Oregon, tax return preparer pleaded guilty today to preparing and filing false and fraudulent tax returns for clients and for herself, announced U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams. Elizabeth Munoz, 37, pleaded guilty to 13 counts of preparing and filing false income ta ... [More]

Waldport Man arrested on Burglary Charges
Wednesday December 16, 2020, 10:32 PM - (157)

WALDPORT, Oregon - The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a report of multiple burglaries that occurred at a residence located at 1680 S. Crestline Drive, Waldport, Oregon. The burglaries were reported to have occurred between the dates of November 24 and December 5, 2020. Investigation reveal ... [More]

Another Shooting In Cully Neighborhood
Wednesday December 16, 2020, 10:30 PM - (158)

PORTLAND, Oregon - On December 15, 2020, at about 7:59 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a shooting in the 4500 block of Northeast Cully Blvd. There were no reported victims but vehicles were struck by gunfire. No arrests have been made and there is currently no suspect information. ... [More]

Suspects Attempts to Swim The Columbia in Attempt to Elude Officers
Monday December 14, 2020, 1:37 AM - (159)

PORTLAND, Oregon - On December 12, 2020, at 10:40 p.m., an officer from the North Precinct was in the area of Northeast Cornfoot Road and Northeast Alderwood Road when he observed a green 1997 Subaru Legacy parked in a westbound lane facing eastbound. The officer ran the plate and learned the vehicl ... [More]

Driver Arrested For Crash That Killed Two People
Monday December 14, 2020, 1:31 AM - (160)

On Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10:42p.m., East Precinct officers were called to a report of a traffic crash on Northeast Halsey Street west of Northeast 162nd Avenue. When officers arrived, they located two vehicles wrecked. Paramedics responded and determined that two patients were deceased. Two ... [More]

Explosions heard at Cascades Gateway Park
Monday December 14, 2020, 1:28 AM - (161)

The fire at Cascades Gateway Park has been extinguished, and the entrance to the park is now open. There was no one identified with injuries from the initial explosion or fire. The cause of the explosion and associated fire is unknown at this time. Police and Fire Department personnel are clear from ... [More]

Fire at Salem Housing Authority Property Displaces 14 Low-Income Seniors
Monday December 14, 2020, 1:25 AM - (162)

Salem, Ore. — Robert Lindsey Tower, Salem Housing Authority’s low-income senior independent living community at 370 Church Street SE, caught fire this afternoon. The fire has displaced 14 residents, with one resident in care of Salem Hospital. Salem Fire was on scene within minutes of the 1:54 p ... [More]

Woodlawn Neighborhood Shooting Victim in Critical Condition
Monday December 14, 2020, 1:21 AM - (163)

The victim in yesterday's shooting is in critical condition in an area hospital.

Deputies Investigate Shooting in City of Jefferson
Monday December 14, 2020, 1:17 AM - (164)

Just before 2:30 pm on December 12, 2020, deputies were called to a shooting in front of a home in the 600 block of Union St in Jefferson. A City of Jefferson contract deputy was the first to arrive in the area and detained the involved female, Alicia Torres, who was actively being confronted by ne ... [More]

16 new deaths In Oregon
Saturday December 12, 2020, 7:30 AM - (165)

There were 1,610 new cases of COVID-19, and 16 new deaths on Friday. That brings the total to 91,421 cases and 1,138 deaths in Oregon. Marion County reported 175 new cases. Polk County reported 25. Counties with the largest numbers of new cases included Multnomah, with 289, Washington, ... [More]

Oregon Food Bank Statement on $2.9M State Investment in Emergency Food Assistance
Saturday December 12, 2020, 6:54 AM - (166)

PORTLAND, OR — The Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board today approved a $2.9 million investment in emergency food assistance through the Oregon Food Bank Network — a critical allocation at a time when nearly 1 in 5 state residents face hunger. The measure will increase the amount of nutritious food ... [More]

Deputies Want Help From Public from Friday Afternoon\'s Motorcycle Crash
Wednesday December 9, 2020, 3:51 AM - (167)

On Friday, December 4, 2020, at 4:35 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a crash near the intersection of SW 198th Avenue and SW Blanton Street. The collision involved a black Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a black Dodge Charger. The female motorcycle passenger was severel ... [More]

Homicide Investigation Waldport, Oregon
Wednesday December 9, 2020, 3:48 AM - (168)

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reports they are continuing the homicide investigation that began on the morning of December 6, 2020 involving victim, Mark Campbell. The crime scene has been processed by the Oregon State Police - Crime Scene unit. Evidence collected at the scene has been collect ... [More]

US Marshal Fugitive Task Force involved shooting under investigation
Wednesday December 9, 2020, 3:46 AM - (169)

This is a corrected release from the Portland Police Department. On December 8, 2020, at about 3:30 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a shooting involving the US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force in the 7500 block of North Newell Avenue. The task force was looking for a wanted fugiti ... [More]

Linn County Deputy and Oregon State Police involved in Fatal Shooting Outside Gates
Wednesday December 9, 2020, 3:36 AM - (170)

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon states on December 8 at approximately, 11:45 p.m., a Linn County Deputy and at least one Oregon State Police Trooper were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting near mile post 38 on Highway 22, outside the city of Gates. The deputy and troopers were not injured in the ... [More]

16 People Temporarily Trapped in Rockslide Near Netarts Oregon
Tuesday December 8, 2020, 1:59 AM - (171)

OCEANSIDE, Oregon - On Saturday, a huge rockslide make tourists and locals alike to run up the side of a large hill to safety before rescuers helped others as the ocean tide cut off a path to safety. The rockslide cut off an entrance to a tunnel for pedestrians leading through Maxwell Mountain ... [More]

Advocates Didn’t Obtain Beer and Wine Tax, but Gov. Kate Brown’s Budget Proposes Tax Increase on Hard Liquor
Tuesday December 8, 2020, 1:38 AM - (172)

Lost in the flap over Gov. Kate Brown's decision last week not to push for an increase in beer and wine taxes is the fact that Brown is proposing a small increase—25 cents a bottle—in the price of hard liquor, on which the Oregon Liquor Control Commission holds a monopoly. Oregon Recovers, the no ... [More]

Shark bites surfer off Oregon Coast in rare but scary attack
Tuesday December 8, 2020, 1:36 AM - (173)

Quick thinking by an off-duty lifeguard helped a man attacked by a shark near Seaside on Sunday afternoon. The adult man was in the water at Seaside Cove when he was bitten in the lower leg. Seaside spokesman Jon Rahl said bystanders pulled him out. An off-duty lifeguard used a surfboard leash — ... [More]

Oregon State Hosts National Hemp Symposium
Tuesday December 8, 2020, 1:33 AM - (174)

On February 9 and 10, the first National Hemp Symposium will be held. It will be in the form of a virtual conference, but it will be very much an Oregon State University event, being co-hosted by OSU’s Global Hemp Innovation Center and the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources of the National A ... [More]

The Oregon Nurse Who Bragged On TikTok About Breaking COVID-19 Restrictions Is No Longer Employed At Her Hospital
Tuesday December 8, 2020, 12:41 AM - (175)

An Oregon nurse who went viral after posting a TikTok suggesting she was flouting COVID-19 restrictions is no longer employed with Salem Health, a hospital spokesperson told BuzzFeed News on Monday. Ashley Grames, an oncology nurse at the hospital, had been placed on administrative leave on Nov. ... [More]

Oregon has 12 new deaths and 1,331 new confirmed COVID-19 cases
Tuesday December 8, 2020, 12:30 AM - (176)


Kelso Fire at an abandoned structure used by transients
Tuesday December 8, 2020, 12:23 AM - (177)

West Kelso- Around 9pm last night fire fighters were sent to a fire at 304 Catlin ST to find smoke coming from a boarded residential structure. Witnesses reported to firefighters that the structure had been used extensively by transients and that persons were seen entering the structure all day. Wit ... [More]

Theft Suspect Nabbed After His Car Battery Died
Saturday December 5, 2020, 11:38 PM - (178)

A getaway car with a dead battery helped deputies arrest two thieves on a variety of charges after a failed heist at the Clackamas Promenade Kohl's department store.


Suspect Arrested After Shooting in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood
Saturday December 5, 2020, 11:34 PM - (179)

On December 3, 2020, at approximately 7:34 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 12800 block of Southeast Ramona Street on reports of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and learned a victim had been shot at by a suspect who had exited a white van. The victim was uninjured. A descriptio ... [More]

Bicycle Driver Killed in Vehicle When Colliding With Car in East Columbia Neighborhood
Saturday December 5, 2020, 11:32 PM - (180)

The Portland Police Major Crash Team (MCT) is investigating a fatal crash involving a car and a bicycle in the East Columbia Neighborhood. On Friday at 4:44p.m., a patrol officer came upon a car vs. bicycle crash on North Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and North Union Court. The seriousness ... [More]

Man arrested for allegedly exposing himself to 10-year-old girl
Saturday December 5, 2020, 8:52 PM - (181)

On Friday, December 4, 2020, at 6:36 p.m, Hillsboro Police Department officers responded to the Dollar Tree store at 2165 SE Tualatin Valley Highway in Hillsboro, Oregon, to a report of an adult man exposing himself to a 10-year-old girl. The man, later identified as 32-year-old Brady Overacre of ... [More]

Woman Climber falls into hole and injures Shoulder In 15 Foot Fall On Mt. Hood
Saturday December 5, 2020, 8:39 PM - (182)

MOUNT HOOD, Oregon - On Friday afternoon at about Search & Rescue learned of a climbing accident on Mt. Hood. 32-year-old Caroline Sundbaum of Portland had fallen into a fumarole in the Devil's Kitchen area, located around 11,200-foot elevation on Mt. Hood. A fumarole is an opening that emits ... [More]

Bend Resident Sentenced for Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Marijuana
Thursday December 3, 2020, 9:20 PM - (183)

EUGENE, Oregon - A Bend, Oregon resident was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment today for running an illicit Butane Honey Oil (BHO) extraction lab on rural Bend property, announced U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams. Sean Paul Wyrsch, 32 years old, was sentenced to 3 years in federal prison and 3 ... [More]

Woodland's bands perform their concerts virtually
Thursday December 3, 2020, 9:17 PM - (184)

WOODLAND, Washington - Woodland Public Schools’ middle and high school bands performed their fall festival band concerts while respecting all COVID-19 prevention rules, however, the students voted to take an approach far different from other school districts’ typical virtual band concerts.


Memorial Announcement Firefighter/EMT Alan D. Basso
Thursday December 3, 2020, 8:04 PM - (185)

On the morning of Friday, November 27, 2020, Cowlitz Fire District #5 Firefighter/EMT Alan Basso responded to his last alarm, dispatched at 0848hrs. Later in the day he was driving in the downtown area of Kalama when his vehicle collided with several parked vehicles. He was unconscious and not breat ... [More]

Victim of Shooting Death Identified
Tuesday December 1, 2020, 6:19 PM - (186)

The victim of the shooting in the Hazelwood neighborhood has been identified as 35 year-old Ian Alexander Phillips. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined the death to be a homicide by gunshot. Mr. Phillips' family has been notified and provided the photo of him. If anyone has any inform ... [More]

Fire Sprinklers Quickly Extinguished an Apartment Fire in Woodland
Saturday November 28, 2020, 11:36 PM - (187)

The team at Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue, along with some Woodland residents, we were very thankful for fire sprinklers early this morning. Just after midnight on Thanksgiving morning, a fire broke out in this occupied apartment building in the 1300 Block of Glenwood Street in Woodland, WA. The fir ... [More]

Oregon reports 826 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths
Saturday November 28, 2020, 11:34 PM - (188)

ORTLAND, Oregon — COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 885, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority reported 826 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total ... [More]

Union Gospel Mission Portland Reports Covid-19 Cases
Saturday November 28, 2020, 11:32 PM - (189)

PORTLAND, Oregon - On Thursday, November 26th (Thanksgiving Day) UGM learned that a few of their staff and residents in the men’s LifeChange recovery program in old town tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms. LifeChange is a long-term residential community for homeless, addicted ... [More]

Noah Wilson sentenced to prison for attacking Portland Police officer
Saturday November 28, 2020, 11:29 PM - (190)

PORTLAND, Oregon – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 43-year-old Noah Wilson received a 60 month prison sentence after being convicted of attacking an officer assigned to the Portland Police Bureau’s Sex Offender Registration Detail. The Multnomah County Distri ... [More]

Portland Police investigate shooting near NW Glisan & Broadway
Saturday November 28, 2020, 11:28 PM - (191)

On November 27, 2020, at about 2:30 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a shooting in the area of Northwest Glisan Street and Northwest Broadway. Police arrived to find that a person had been shot. The shooting victim was transported to an area hospital. Additional information wil ... [More]

Oregon doctor travels to Texas to treat COVID-19 patients during Thanksgiving
Thursday November 26, 2020, 11:38 PM - (192)

This Thanksgiving, The Oregon Clinic’s Dr. Jason Wells won’t be with his wife and family. Instead, the Pulmonologist and Critical Care Provider will spend Thanksgiving day treating COVID-19 patients in Lubbock, Texas, where hospital staff have been inundated with patients and requested help. [VIDEO ... [More]

Oregon reports 1,189 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths
Thursday November 26, 2020, 11:35 PM - (193)

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 20 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 867, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority reported 1,189 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to ... [More]

Ridgefield High School Producing play, 'It's A Wonderrful Life'
Thursday November 26, 2020, 11:34 PM - (194)

RIDGEFIELD, Washington – “The show must go on!” has been a saying in theater for many years, and drama students at Ridgefield High School are proving the statement is true. They’re taking their next theater production completely online with a plan to livestream It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio ... [More]

Several Deadly Crashes in November
Thursday November 26, 2020, 11:27 PM - (195)

November 2020 has been a particularly dangerous month for drivers in Washington County. Since the beginning of the month, deputies have responded to six fatal crashes. The latest incident happened this morning around 8:20 a.m. near NW Main Street & NW Cottage Street in the City of North Plains. T ... [More]

Weekly cases, hospitalizations set new pandemic highs
Thursday November 26, 2020, 11:25 PM - (196)

OHA’s COVID-19 weekly report released today, set new pandemic highs for daily cases and hospitalizations. OHA reported 8,687 new daily cases during the week of Monday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 22, a 34 percent increase over the previous record-high week. Weekly hospitalizations from COVID- ... [More]

Portland Fire and Rescue Reports Full Staffing Levels Despite 8 Firefighters Testing Positive
Thursday November 26, 2020, 11:23 PM - (197)

All 31 Portland Fire and Rescue stations are open and responding to emergency calls despite a recent up-tick in positive COVID 19 tests among eight firefighters in the past week. From November 17, 2020 to November 25, 2020, eight employees tested positive for COVID 19. By comparison, Portland Fir ... [More]

Oregonians Celebrate Thanksgiving
Thursday November 26, 2020, 6:46 PM - (198)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Amid worries about covid-19, Oregonians are celebrating Thanksgiving together, but many with diminished guests as they are worried about Governor Brown's mandate. More people are staying home for Thanksgiving in much small groups. The world is different but for Thanksgiving, w ... [More]

Governor Brown’s Mask Mandate and The Cost of freedom compared to Vietnam
Wednesday November 25, 2020, 7:42 AM - (199)

As most of you know, Governor Brown signed a mandate to punish those found not wearing a mask or too many in their household, with a fine of up to $1250 and perhaps sent to jail. This shocking mandate from our Governor only demonstrates the seriousness of our situation here in Oregon and the rest ... [More]

Why are taxpayers footing Klamath River dam removal cost?
Monday November 23, 2020, 6:55 AM - (200)

Decades of political conflict over the fate of four obsolete dams on the Klamath River reached a turning point last week with a multi-party, two-state “memorandum of understanding” to remove them in hopes of restoring salmon runs. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, heads of two ... [More]