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1 499 new confirmed new Oregon COVID-19 cases and no deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are no new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, the state’s death toll remains at 2,440 the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported today April 11, 2021. OHA reported 499 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 bringing the state total to 170,568. The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported are in the ... [More]

2 Suspect Charged with murder in Old Town Homicide

PORTLAND, Oregon On Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 1:15p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a death investigation call at an apartment in the 0 block of Northwest 2nd Avenue. When they arrived they located a deceased adult male. Their preliminary investigation suggesting that the death was a homicide and one person has been detained. The cause ... [More]

3 Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Kills Healthy Young Black Bear

This is a story about a otherwise healthy but hungry young bear needlessly killed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The young black bear was euthanized yesterday following its illegal removal from the Cascade-Siskiyou National Forest. "We have a long-standing policy in place, don't pick up young wildlife," said Michelle Dennehy, ... [More]

4 Robotic balloons to explore Venus? An Oregon company is working on it

The space agency NASA has chosen a small Tillamook-based aerospace company to design and test robotic balloons for future scientific exploration of Venus. Near Space Corporation is working on the Venus project with some of the same NASA team members currently managing a historic helicopter drone flight on Mars. Near Space CEO Tim Lachenmeier sai ... [More]

5 Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian in Cully Neighborhood

PORTLAND, Oregon - A man died after being struck by a car in the Cully Neighborhood. On Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 9:10p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash in the 4900 block of Northeast 82nd Avenue. When they arrived they found an adult male, who was believed to be a pedestrian, injured in the roadway. Portland ... [More]

6 Replenish Your Soul At This Unique 'River Overlook Dome' In An Oregon Forest

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, located in southwestern Oregon. I feel like every year getaways get extra interesting and even more unique in Oregon. Just when you think you’ve seen at all, whether it be treehouses in Oregon, fire watch tours, or other remote beautiful areas, there’s never a shortage of awesome places to rest your head at ... [More]

7 Man Arrested after Attack with a Hatchet on an Occupied Car

PORTLAND, Oregon - A man who charged witgh threatening a driver with a hatchet is Attempted Assault and other charges. On Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 3:21p.m., were sent to Northwest 20th Avenue and Northwest Northrop Street. As officers were responding, they learned that several callers were reporting someone swinging around a hatchet and hittin ... [More]

8 Man stabbed to death, suspect arrested in several Cornelius stabbings

CORNELIUS, Oregon - On Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 1:11 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an assault with a weapon call in the 2800 block of S Alpine Street in the city of Cornelius. A person called 911 to report that 33-year-old Artemio Guzman-Olvera had been stabbed by a family member. When deputies arrived, they ... [More]

9 Woman shot, Suspect Carjacks Vehicle

PORTLAND, Oregon - A victim is recovering from serious injuries after being shot in the Argay Terrace Neighborhood, and a suspect is in custody after a carjacking and vehicle pursuit. On Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 6:14p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a shooting at Northeast 127th Avenue and Northeast Fremont street just outside ... [More]

10 Apparent SPACEX UFO Lands in Pacific Ocean

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

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

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

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12 29-year-old Corey Michael Scroggins wanted by police

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

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

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

14 Melvin Date From Hillsboro Wins $3.9 Million Megabucks Jackpot

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

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

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

16 Oregon Cannabis Commission sets Zoom meeting for April 21

What: A Zoom meeting for the Oregon Cannabis Commission.

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17 Oaks Amusement Park Reopens

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

18 Missing 20-year-old boy may be endangered

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

19 Oregon DOJ Cracks Down on Deceptive Mailers

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

20 Governor Brown Pleased: Police reform bills advance in Oregon

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

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

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

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

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

23 Cats saved at house fire In Clark County Fire

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

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

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