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1 Twenty Trainees Graduate the from Search and Rescue Academy

SALEM, Oregon - Yesterday, June 12th, 2021, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office graduated 15 search and rescue volunteers and five overhead deputies from the 2021 Search and Rescue Academy. Over 10 weeks, participants received over 75 hours of training including survival skills, wilderness first aid, communication, Incident Command System, map and ... [More]

2 Marion County Deputy Involved in Head-On Collision

SALEM, Oregon - On Saturday, June 12, 2021, just after 9:10 p.m. the Salem Police Department was requested to investigate a head-on crash just outside the Salem city limits involving an on-duty Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy. The crash occurred on Cordon Road NE near Ward Drive NE in the unincorporated area of Salem. Both the deputy and driv ... [More]

3 Lebanon Firefighters Rescue Dog Trapped in Canal

Lebanon firefighters and water rescue technicians rescued a stranded dog from the Albany-Lebanon canal behind the Lebanon Rite Aid store on Sunday evening. Citizens Lucas Kledziniski and Riley Swanson were walking by the canal when they noticed the dog stranded on a piling support of the railroad trestle between Main Street and Park Street. The Leb ... [More]

4 High cost of lumber, building materials halts rebuilding for some Oregon wildfire survivors

DETROIT, Oregon - It's been about nine months since wildfires burned more than a million acres in Oregon last September. While some survivors have started to rebuild, others simply can't afford to because of the cost of building materials, which has spiked during the pandemic because of supply shortages coupled with high demand. The Santiam ... [More]

5 Clackamas joins other Portland metro counties in 'low risk' category

PORTLAND, Oregon - Following the governor's announcement that Clackamas County was poised to move into Oregon 'lower risk' restrictions category on Friday, three Portland-metro counties are now at the lowest risk level as of Saturday morning. Governor Kate Brown made the announcement on Friday while holding an update on the state's coronavirus r ... [More]

6 Sheriff's Office arrests 40-year-old on multiple rape, sex-abuse charges

Shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2021, detectives and deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Human Trafficking Team and Adult Sex Crimes Unit arrested 40-year-old  ... [More]

7 Salem Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

SALEM, Oregon - On June 10th, 2021, Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office charged Quintin Smith, 36, with in connection with a May shooting in the unincorporated area of East Salem. The shooting was first reported to deputies on May 9th, 2021, at just after 4:00 a.m. when medics were called to the 2500 block of Phipps Lane NE to assis ... [More]

8 $20,000 Reward for Information Remains in Place on 4th Anniversary of Homicide

On the fourth anniversary of the homicide of a 36-year-old man in Northeast Portland, the Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to solve the case. Brian Elton Spaulding's family and friends have privately raised $20,000 to offer as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible ... [More]

9 Clark County Sheriff's Office Warns of Prolific Identity Thief

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office wants local businesses to be aware of a prolific, wanted identity thief. Anatoly V. Kutsar, age 38. Kutsar has been the subject of several investigations by the Sheriff’s Office Tactical Detective Unit since February. In a March search warrant at Kutsar’s residence, detectives located nearly twenty identificatio ... [More]

10 Vancouver Police arrest Attempted Murder suspect

On 6/11/2021 at approximately 1408 hours, VPD officers responded to an assault just occurred at Retriever Towing, located in the 6600 block of E 18th St. The female employee called to report she had been attacked from behind from an unknown male suspect. She reported she could not feel anything in her neck. Upon arrival, officers observed the female had been viciously stabbed in the neck and she was immediately transported to the hospital for treatment where she was in stable condition. The male suspect, who was identified as 20 year old Hunter Levi, was observed by witnesses fleeing on foot. VPD officers quickly set up a perimeter and a K9 search was conducted with the assistance of drones by CCSO and VPD. While fleeing, Hunter had discarded layers of clothing and briefly hid in businesses before being spotted by VPD officers near Burton & E 18th St. After a short foot pursuit, Hunter w ... [More]

11 23 years later, Thurston High School Shooting in Springfield, Oregon

SALEM, Oregon - Kip Kinkel killed his parents then killed two students on a shooting rampage at his Springfield, Oregon high school in 1998, and injuring 25 more students. Kinkel just gave his first news interview, saying he feels “tremendous, tremendous shame and guilt.” Now 38-years-old, Kinkel is serving a a life sentence at the Oregon Sta ... [More]

12 Missing Endangered Young Vancouver Man

The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an endangered missing adult male. Jeremy B Wade, 25-year-old, white male, 5’10”, 150lb, brown hair and eyes was last contacted on 6-10-2021, near Battleground Lake. Jeremy is schizophrenic and autistic and currently doesn’t have his prescribed medication. Jeremy is tr ... [More]

13 Oregon Republicans call on GOP state lawmaker to resign after video shows him appearing to tell protesters how to enter closed state Capitol

Washington (CNN) - Republican members of Oregon's House of Representatives have called on an embattled member of their caucus to resign after newly surfaced video showed him appearing to give protesters insights into how to access the state Capitol, which led to a scuffle between protesters and police last year. In a letter sent by every Republi ... [More]

14 How Oregon and other US cities are preparing for a potentially bloody summer of gun violence

AP, CNN - An unrelenting surge in gun violence and murder is gripping American cities even before the habitual summer spike in crime, leaving police brass from New York to New Orleans scrambling for solutions. With states lifting Covid-19 restrictions and more people out in warmer weather, US cities are preparing for a potentially bloody summer ... [More]

15 Extreme drought worsens in West, with 'exceptional' conditions covering more than 26% of the region

(CNN) A very dry week with well-above average temperatures has worsened an already severe drought in the Western US, according to the US Drought Monitor. New data shows the entirety of four states are under drought conditions -- California, Oregon, Utah and Nevada. Overall, drought is being experienced in 88% of the Western US as of this week. S ... [More]

16 These top pet-friendly hotels welcome furry guests with gusto

CNN — For many pet owners, traveling without Fido is simply out of the question. Pets are part of the family, and what’s a family vacay without one of your own? But when you’re planning a pet-friendly vacation, finding the right place to stay with your pet — one that’s comfortable, convenient and has the right vibe — is key. Before you book, it’ ... [More]

17 Family overjoyed arrest made in 41-year-old Gresham cold case

In January of 1980, Barbara Tucker was just a college kid headed home for the night. She never made it. Another Mt. Hood Community College student found her body in the bushes the next day. Finally this week, Gresham police detectives found the man they think raped and killed her. New DNA testing technology was used to analyze evidence ... [More]

18 Death Row pyramid scam takes hold in Oregon

SALEM, Oregon -The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation is warning consumers to beware of a pyramid scheme. Gifting clubs, such as Death Row, are illegal pyramid schemes that are scamming several Oregonians. The Death Row gifting club, not associated with Death Row Records, was operating in Oregon last year. It advertised on social media and ... [More]

19 Woman killed in crash on Hwy 126E East of Eugene

EUGENE, Oregon - A woman died after her car left Highway 126E and struck a utility pole Tuesday night east of Eugene. Oregon State Police responded just before midnight to the scene. Medics rushed the driver to Sacred Heart Medical Center. She died at the hospital. Police have not yet released the driver's identity, pending notification of her family. ... [More]

20 Baker City Man Pleads Guilty in Covid-Relief Fraud Scheme

PORTLAND, Oregon - A Baker City man pleaded guilty today for fraudulently converting loans intended to help small business during the COVID-19 pandemic to his personal use. Jeremy Clawson, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of public money. Clawson took advantage of economic relief programs administered by the Small Business Administrat ... [More]

21 Gresham Police Make Arrest in an incredible 1980 Cold Case Homicide

GRESHAM, Oregon - Using DNA technology not available to detectives in the 1980s, Gresham Police have identified a Troutdale man as the suspect in the city’s oldest cold case homicide. Robert Plympton, 58, was arrested by detectives during a surveillance mission earlier today. Investigators allege Plympton is responsible for the murder of 19-year-o ... [More]

22 Oregon OSHA cites 4 employers in May for COVID-19 violations, including willful failures to protect workers

SALEM,Oregon - OSHA issued citations with penalties totaling $44,600 to four employers in May, with all of the cases involving willful violations of rules designed to protect workers from potential exposure to the coronavirus disease. The citations were issued to two restaurants, a bakery, and a wood products company in Deschutes, Wasco, Linn, ... [More]

23 Re-Imagined Radio broadcasts science fiction classics in June

VANCOUVER, Washington - Re-Imagined Radio, directed by John Barber, faculty member in WSU Vancouver’s Creative Media and Digital Culture Program, will present “X Minus One Tribute” in June. The broadcast will feature two stories from “X Minus One,” a radio anthology program known for high-quality adaptations of original science fiction stories. “It ... [More]

24 Ridgefield High School students provide marketing boost to local coffee shop

The students in Andrea Reinertson’s Business Marketing II class at Ridgefield High School have been crunching the numbers and analyzing the data ahead of an important conference call. Big decisions are being made about business strategy, taking into account recent sales figures and market trends. But this isn’t a mere exercise; the decisions these ... [More]