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1    Oregon parents accused of starving children


Oregon parents accused of starving children
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 one of the children was injured. The children a ... [More]

2    Members of Oregon delegation excited for Biden Administration


Members of Oregon delegation excited for Biden Administration
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 with experience into the presidency of the United S ... [More]

3    Oregon Cannabis Commission's Zoom meeting Jan. 27


Oregon Cannabis Commission's Zoom meeting Jan. 27

Background: The Oregon Cannabis Commission was established in the 2017 legislative session through HB 2198. The commission consists of the state health officer or designee and an eight member-panel appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the senate. The commission is tasked with determining a possible framework for future governance of the Or ... [More]

4    Eight People Arrested Following Damage of Private Property in Southeast Portland


Eight People Arrested Following Damage of Private Property in Southeast Portland
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 in the months preceding led to events that were punctuated by violence and destruction.
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5    Newly Minted K9 Ghost Gets First Capture


Newly Minted K9 Ghost Gets First Capture
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. The team demonstrated these learned skills and bec ... [More]

6    Two Rivers Correctional Institution reports in-custody death


Two Rivers Correctional Institution reports in-custody death
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 Police have been notified, and the Medical Examiner will determine cause of death. Department-wide, this is the thirty-third AIC to die who tested positive for COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 cases inside Oregon’s prisons, please visit DOC’s COVID-19 website. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of 13,000 adults in custody who are incarcerated in 14 institutions across the state. Anyone entering DOC property is required to wear a mask or face covering in any indoor work setting or other indoor premises regardless of distance from others unless they are in a priv ... [More]

7    Kieran Ramsey Named Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Portland Field Office


Kieran Ramsey Named Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Portland Field Office
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. Ramsey joined the FBI as a special agent in 1998 an ... [More]

8    Oregon City Man Arrested After Report of Groping Woman Inside Store


Oregon City Man Arrested After Report of Groping Woman Inside Store
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 met with the caller and determined a stranger inte ... [More]

9    Home-invasion heist of pistols, rifles at Clackamas apartment complex


Home-invasion heist of pistols, rifles at Clackamas apartment complex
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.

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10    Hospitals Support Gov. Brown's Decision to Delay Vaccine Eligibility Expansion


Hospitals Support Gov. Brown's Decision to Delay Vaccine Eligibility Expansion
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 full reserve of vaccine would be released to states a ... [More]

11    Home Damaged by Fire in Cornelius


Home Damaged by Fire in Cornelius
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 location. A student volunteer noticed the smoke fr ... [More]

12    Grand Jury Returns a Not True Bill in Murder Investigation


Grand Jury Returns a Not True Bill in Murder Investigation
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 District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that the ... [More]

13    Oregon has first case of U.K. variant of COVID-19


Oregon has first case of U.K. variant of COVID-19
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 Kingdom variant strain, also called strain B.1.1.7 or ... [More]

14    Only a Smokescreen? Big Tobacco Stands Down as Colorado and Oregon Hike Cigarette Taxes


Only a Smokescreen? Big Tobacco Stands Down as Colorado and Oregon Hike Cigarette Taxes
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 ballot initiatives. In 2018, Altria’s lobbying arm ... [More]

15    Children’s Mental Health Crisis Festers In Oregon


Children’s Mental Health Crisis Festers In Oregon
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 by the Oregon Health Forum, an affiliate of The L ... [More]

16    Forecasters warn of 'very large and life-threatening surf conditions' on Oregon Coast


Forecasters warn of 'very large and life-threatening surf conditions' on Oregon Coast
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 become hazardous due to very large and life-threateni ... [More]

17    Oregon State Police preparing for potential protests at Capitol


Oregon State Police preparing for potential protests at Capitol
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 leading up to Inauguration Day. Oregon Senate Preside ... [More]

18    Oregonians age 65+ and teachers can get vaccinated against COVID-19 starting Jan. 23, governor says


Oregonians age 65+ and teachers can get vaccinated against COVID-19 starting Jan. 23, governor says
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-12 school employees to start receiving vaccinatio ... [More]

19    More Oregon counties now deemed ‘extreme risk’ of COVID-19 spread


More Oregon counties now deemed ‘extreme risk’ of COVID-19 spread
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 highest possible level. Baker Clatsop, Coos and M ... [More]

20    I-84 Westbound expected to be open soon in eastern Oregon - UPDATE PHOTOS (Photo)


I-84 Westbound expected to be open soon in eastern Oregon - UPDATE PHOTOS (Photo)
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 expected to be open within the hour. The WESTBOUND freewa ... [More]

21    Oregon reports 1,203 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 54 new deaths


Oregon reports 1,203 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 54 new deaths
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 and communities.

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22    Heavy rains lead to combined sewer overflow to the Willamette River


Heavy rains lead to combined sewer overflow to the Willamette River
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 river because of increased bacteria in the water. ... [More]

23    Man Arrested After Shots Fired Through Apartment Walls


Man Arrested After Shots Fired Through Apartment Walls
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 dispatched to numerous reports of shots being heard in ... [More]

24    Man Shot In The Back in the South Waterfront


Man Shot In The Back in the South Waterfront
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 and determined that the victim, a 32-year-old mal ... [More]