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1    Suspect Unknown: Teenager reports unwanted sexual contact


Suspect Unknown: Teenager reports unwanted sexual contact
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 sexual contact with the suspect in a secluded loc ... [More]

2    Serene and Surreal at Yachats, Where Oregon Coast Drama A Constant


Serene and Surreal at Yachats, Where Oregon Coast Drama A Constant
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 and blowholes, all interspersed with tiny spots of s ... [More]

3    Small Quake Shakes Off Oregon Coast This Weekend As Another Rattles Alaska


Small Quake Shakes Off Oregon Coast This Weekend As Another Rattles Alaska
(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 '60s. (Graphic courtesy Pacific Northwest Seismic ... [More]

4    After Oregon's Legal cannabis Sales Topped $1 Billion in 2020, State Economists Expect Slowing Growth


After Oregon's Legal cannabis Sales Topped $1 Billion in 2020, State Economists Expect Slowing Growth
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 increased stressors in everyday life and the fact ot ... [More]

5    Oregon movie theaters WILL SOON weigh virus, viability in reopening


Oregon movie theaters WILL SOON weigh virus, viability in reopening
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 concessions that really allow us to be an operating, ... [More]

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


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

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 0 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, and the state’s death toll remains at 2,208 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

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7    Drive-By Shooting in Millersburg In Linn County


Drive-By Shooting in Millersburg In Linn County
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 the two people were the suspect’s intended target. ... [More]

8    Suspect Arrested for St. Johns Shooting, Charged with Attempted Murder


Suspect Arrested for St. Johns Shooting, Charged with Attempted Murder
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 Interstate-5 into Washington State. Vancouver Police ... [More]

9    Man Shot To Death at a Bar in the Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood


Man Shot To Death at a Bar in the Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood
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 victims. Medical responded and found one deceased. The ... [More]

10    Man arrested following shots fired call at MAX Train station


Man arrested following shots fired call at MAX Train station
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 they searched the area, they located the suspect, ... [More]

11    Vehicle Thief Arrested After Short Pursuit


Vehicle Thief Arrested After Short Pursuit
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 parked at the North Shell Station, located at 4031 NW H ... [More]

12    Hundreds of Volunteers Arrive to Clean Up Downtown Portland


Hundreds of Volunteers Arrive to Clean Up Downtown Portland
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 pounds of litter and debris from city sidewalks, parks, ... [More]

13    Alert Neighbor Helps Deputies Catch Daytime Burglar


Alert Neighbor Helps Deputies Catch Daytime Burglar
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 someone inside their home on their surveillance camera. ... [More]

14    Police Sergeant Jeremy Braun Returns to Full Duty


Police Sergeant Jeremy Braun Returns to Full Duty
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 Tactical Negotiations Team tracking the suspect in a he ... [More]

15    Oregon reports 536 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths


Oregon reports 536 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths
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.

Oregon Health Authority reported 536 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 152,711.

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16    Siletz, OR Homicide Investigation


Siletz, OR Homicide Investigation
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, of Logsden, deceased. Evidence at the scene suggested foul play. The Lincoln County Major crime team was activated, and the investigation is ongoing. The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Unit (CID), Oregon State Police Forensics, Toledo Police, Newport Police, Lincoln City Police and the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office is requesting anyone with information please contact Detective Abby Dorsey at 541-265-0777 and refer to case 21S-00358. ... [More]

17    One Deceased, Another Injured in Northeast Portland Shooting Portland Police Bureau - 02/20/21 10:36 PM


One Deceased, Another Injured in Northeast Portland Shooting Portland Police Bureau - 02/20/21 10:36 PM
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. Paramedics responded and determined one victim was deceased and the other injured. The injured victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The injured victim's wounds are not believed to be life threatening. No arrests have been made and no suspect information is available. Detectives are responding to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Joseph Corona [email protected] 503-823-0508 or Detective Anthony Merrill [email protected] 503-823-4033. During the investigation, Northeast Fremont Street is closed bet ... [More]

18    Tow Truck Driver Arrested After Multiple Hit-and-Runs


Tow Truck Driver Arrested After Multiple Hit-and-Runs
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 the 6200 block of Southeast 97th Avenue. As office ... [More]

19    Vehicle crashes into a house


Vehicle crashes into a house
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 Department, North Lincoln Fire/Rescue and Pacific West Ambulance also responded to the crash. It was reported that the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Andrew D. Ainslie, 30 years old, of Lincoln City, had initially fled the scene of the crash on foot. Lincoln City Police Officers were able to locate Mr. Ainslie and detain him near the location of the crash. The residents of the struck home were not injured as a result from the crash. Mr. Ainslie’s vehicle was later towed from the location. Mr. Ainslie was transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital by Pacific West Ambulance. D ... [More]

20    McMinnville man arrested for child sex abuse charges


McMinnville man arrested for child sex abuse charges
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 about someone uploading several hundred sexually expli ... [More]

21    Power restored to over 85 percent of customers who lost power in Portland and Willamette Valley


Power restored to over 85 percent of customers who lost power in Portland and Willamette Valley
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 extend into Thursday PORTLAND, Ore. (Feb. 16, 2021) — With more than 400 employees and contractors in the field, Pacific Power is in high gear restoring service to customers in Northeast Portland and the Willamette Valley. At times during the past few days upwards of 80,000 customers in western Oregon experienced service disruption due to the destructive ice storms. As of 4 p.m. today, more than 85 percent of impacted customers, over 70,000 homes and businesses, are now back in service. “While we have made good progress restoring the majority of customers impacted by this storm, we will ... [More]

22    Sanitary Sewer Overflow to Little Pudding River, Battle Creek


Sanitary Sewer Overflow to Little Pudding River, Battle Creek
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. The generator that was used to power the pump station experienced a malfunction. This caused the wastewater in a sewer collection system to back up; consequently, an overflow occurred at manholes at three sites along the sewer line: 4810 Rebecca Street NE, 4827 Patricia Court NE, and 4522 Settlers Court NE. Approximately 15,400 gallons of raw sewage were spilled during the event. Salem Public Works Department crews were notified of the overflow at 5:10 p.m. on February 13 and stopped the overflow at 2:30 a.m. on February 14. City of Salem Environmental Services staff collected surface water ... [More]

23    PGE Restores Power to 200,00 customers


PGE Restores Power to 200,00 customers
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 made headway against 4,408 power lines brought do ... [More]

24    Hundreds of thousands without power in Northwest ice storm


Hundreds of thousands without power in Northwest ice storm
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 by Saturday morning more than 270,000 people were w ... [More]