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Monday April 5, 2021
19-Year-Old Girl Found Dead in Remote Area bordering Oregon
BUTTE COUNTY, California - Deputies announced on Friday that missing teenager Tatiana Dugger was found dead. Her body was discovered north in Siskiyou County, which borders Oregon. Authorities made the tragic revelation almost three months after she disappeared. Her family reported the 19-year-old missing to the Oakland Police Department on January 9, according to investigators. Butte County de ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
Oregon Public health alert issued for raw ground chorizo sausage products due to possible foreign matter contamination
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert for raw ground chorizo sausage products due to concerns that the products may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard pieces of crystalline material. FSIS is issuing this public health alert out of the utmost caution to ensure consumers are aware that the ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
PORTLAND TENNESSE: (Smokey Barn News) – Smokey Barn News has confirmed that a man was struck by a train and injured in Portland TN Friday evening. According to the Portland Fire Department, the accident occurred just before 6 pm. CSX notified dispatch about the accident involving an impact with a pedestrian at 5:44 pm Friday evening. The male was located in the area behind TCAT / Portland Ea ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
Venerable Woodstock barber shop stays in the family
Mae's Family Barber Shop at 4617 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard has been a fixture in the neighborhood for 25 years. This year, in January, Muong Lor – popularly known as Mae – and her husband Ton retired, and turned the family business over to Mae's daughter-in-law, Theavy Tep. *Theavy, who is now 38 years old, graduated from high school in Cambodia in 2003 and moved to the capitol, Pnom Penh, to le ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
Portland-Area Regal Cinemas Will Begin Reopening This Month
If you've been bemoaning your inability to see stupid movies on the big screen, we've got good news. Regal Cinemas will begin reopening in the Portland area later this month. The multiplex chain recently announced its state-by-state reopening schedule. The first Portland-area theater, Regal's Bridgeport Village location in Tigard, will open on April 23. The Salem and Hillsboro locations will re ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
Salem Police Fatally Shoot Suicidal Man Who Made Threats
SALEM, ORE. (AP) — Salem police shot and killed a man Friday night who reportedly was threatening to kill himself, according to Oregon State Police. The shooting happened at about 5:15 p.m. on Ewald Avenue SE. Police said they were called on a report the man was suicidal and had injured himself, KVAL reported. Firefighters had arrived before police and said the man threatened them with a gun ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
Hidden mural in Milwaukie Westmoreland tells Indian legends
John Keane, owner of the C.A. Butt Building at 6805 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland, just north of Bybee Boulevard, last year commissioned an 11 foot by 60 foot mural, facing south on the building's second story, to commemorate an Indian legend about how Willamette Falls was created.The mural is colorful, but is easily overlooked, since it is set well back from the roofline of Kay's Bar and ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
 Driver Identified in March 8 Fatal Crash on Glenn L. Jackson Bridge
PORTLAND, Oregon - The driver of the Toyota was identified by the Medical Examiner as Cecilia R. Hao, 70, of Vancouver, Washington. Her family has been notified of her death. No other information is available. The crash remains under investigation. *** On March 8, 2021, at about 1:11 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of a crash on northbound I-205, about mid-span on t ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
SW Washington health official urges caution around Easter gatherings
VANCOUVER, Washington - Easter will be one of the first holidays with loosened coronavirus restrictions since the pandemic began. It's a promising step forward, but a concerning one for doctors. "We’re all getting excited, things are getting better, we’re opening up, but we don’t have close to enough of the population vaccinated," explained Dr. Alan Melnick, health officer for Clark and Cowlitz ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
Bias crime case ends with restorative justice agreement
PORTLAND, Oregon - Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Daniel Hutchens pleaded guilty to committing a bias crime against an Asian American and that as part of the sentencing, Hutchens agreed to participate in restorative justice with the Oregon Chinese Coalition. Hutchens pleaded guilty to one count of bias crime in the second degree. The court put Hutchens on ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
Father accused of shooting son in Silverton – Portland, Oregon
MARION COUNTY, Oregon - On Friday, April 2nd, 2021, at about 7:23 p.m., a local hospital notified deputies a 27-year-old patient with multiple gunshot wounds had been brought to the hospital by family members. As deputies began investigating they learned the shooting occurred at a rural property on Bridge Creek Road SE near Silverton. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office were called in to lead t ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
Park Rangers Threatened by Suspect with Machete, Arrest Made
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Parks and Recreation Rangers, as well as a community member, were threatened by a suspect with an axe and a paintball gun in Downtown Portland. On Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 10:09a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the precinct front desk on a report that victim had walked in to report being shot by a suspect with a paintball gun. The victim told the officer ...
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Monday April 5, 2021
Woodburn Police Arrest Theft Suspects
WOODBURN, Oregon - On Saturday, April 3, at about 5:30pm, Woodburn Police Officers responded to the report of a theft that had just occurred at Woodburn Skate Park, 200 Oak Street, Woodburn, OR 97071. The caller reported two males had just stolen an iPhone, AirPods, money and other small items that were inside a backpack. Officers were able to identify the suspects, 19-year-old Dakota Ovalle and a ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021
Corvallis Police Department Officer Involved Shooting
BENTON COUNTY, Oregon - On 4-03-21 at approximately 0339 hours, Corvallis Police Department officers responded to a report of a male trespassing in the Days Inn Hotel at 1113 NW 9th Street. A hotel employee told Dispatchers the male was acting in an aggressive manner and trying to get into guests’ rooms. One officer contacted the male, later identified as Jeffery W. Appelt, just outside th ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Oregon's Kate Brown is one of the most unpopular governors in country: Morning Consult survey
SALEM, Oregon - Kate Brown has received some very positive national press in the four years since she reached the governor’s office in Oregon. In February 2017, for example, The New Yorker heralded her as “approachably fierce,” quoting an admirer who called her “a combination of Snoopy and Katniss Everdeen” -- the latter, in case you didn’t know, being the heroine in “The Hunger Games.” Such en ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Gov. Kate Brown orders flags lowered in honor of police officer killed in US Capitol attack
SALEM, Oregon - Governor Kate Brown on Friday called for flags at all public institutions throughout the state to be lowered to half-staff after a man drove a car into two police officers at the U.S. Capitol, killing one of the officers. Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset Tuesday. The order mirrors a proclamation from President Joe Biden. “I am deeply saddened by the events that ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Man dead after officer-involved shooting in Salem
PORTLAND, Oregon (KOIN) - A man is dead following an officer involved shooting in Salem, according to Oregon State Police. Police responded to the 400 block of Ewald Avenue SE around 6:30 p.m. to a report that a “suicidal” man had injured himself, OSP officials said. Firefighters arrived prior to officers and the man allegedly threatened them with a firearm, according to OSP. When Salem ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Oregon Lawmakers Approve Bill To Turn Hotels And Motels Into Housing, Shelters
SALEM, Oregon - The bill would pave the way for converting motels or hotels into emergency shelters or long-term affordable housing even if current zoning laws would prohibit doing so. The building must, however, be within the city’s urban growth boundary. Oregon state lawmakers approved a measure on Wednesday that embodies the times we are living in: The bill would ease the ability to convert ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Oregon Officials Warn Of Delays As Vaccine Push Expands
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon continues to advance its vaccine rollout and on Friday said it is making family members of front-line workers eligible for vaccines starting Monday. But the state still faces challenges and is tamping down its earlier projections that everyone who wants a shot will have received one by the end of May. The culprit: Oregon, like other states, is suffering from a delay in J ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Has Eugene, Oregon, found a 'superpower' for climate action?
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Tyee Williams has been on the frontlines of climate change as a wildland firefighter. He helped battle the Pine Gulch Fire, one of three record-setting fires in Colorado last summer and fall — all scorching examples of how the climate crisis is intensifying wildfires in the ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Former Oregon city official embroiled in dispute over therapy chickens
Former Roseburg City Councilor Ashley Hicks has taken a novel approach in her dispute with city officials as they seek to take away her pet chickens. Hicks got a note from her doctor stating that she suffers from emotional/mental health issues and by law is entitled to an emotional service animal — in this case, her chickens. On March 18, Hicks filed a formal appeal with City Manager Nikki Mess ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Oregon's Skye Fitzgerald on Oscar-nominated documentary about child hunger in Yemen: 'It's an actively forgotten war'
Skye Fitzgerald’s film, “Hunger Ward,” is nominated for an Academy Award in the best documentary short subject category. It’s the second time in three years that one of the Oregon-based director’s films has earned an Oscar nomination. But in a phone conversation, Fitzgerald sounds more concerned about the tragedy the film depicts than about honors. “I’m angry,” says Fitzgerald. “I’m angry as a ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Oregon restaurant owners worry about another round of virus restrictions
PORTLAND, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown warned Oregon residents Friday not to get complacent when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. "Don't let the vaccines and the sunny spring weather give us the false sense that we're in the clear," she said. "Because we're not." The warning is a stark contrast to the rising optimism about where things stand in Oregon. Many residents and business owners a ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
The Rogue River Fire Department said that firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to a nearby home. ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Flames engulfed the Double R Pub on Main Street in Rogue River overnight, according to the Rogue River Fire District. The Double R sits in the middle of a strip mall. xxxxl Firefighters from RRFD were dispatched to reports of a structure fire at the Double R ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Household family of Oregon frontline workers eligible for vaccine, Gov. Brown says
SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown and health officials addressed Oregonians on the state’s fight against the coronavirus Friday, announcing an eligibility expansion for the families of frontline workers, broadening the criteria for underlying health conditions, and outlining the latest virus forecast. On Monday, April 5, frontline workers will be eligible for the vaccine statewide, though mor ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Oregon health officials urge Governor Kate Brown to 'start raising a ruckus' over vaccine supply
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon's top public health official says the governor needs to "start raising a ruckus" over what he sees as an unfair supply of the COVID-19 vaccine sent to Oregon by the federal government compared to other states. Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen said in a letter to Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, that if Oregon were to get the same amount of vaccine doses pe ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Christopher Noel Villarreal Sentenced to 224 Months in Sexual Assault Case
HILLSBORO, Oregon - On February 26, 2021, a Washington County jury found Christopher Noel Villarreal, age 45, guilty of three counts of first-degree rape, three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, strangulation and fourth-degree assault. On March 30, 2021, Judge Ted Simms sentenced the defendant to 224 months prison. Senior Deputy District Attorney Allison Brown prosecuted the case against Mr. Vi ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
UPDATED - Homicide Investigation - Josephine County
JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Oregon - On Thursday, April 1, 2021 at approximately 2:30 P.M., members of the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office arrested Harley Boitz (26) during a traffic stop on Laurel Rd. in Cave Junction. Boitz is being held in the Josephine County Jail on the charges of Murder, Arson, Abuse of a Corpse, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. On Ma ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Jaxon Palm and Corban Cody have been found and are no longer missing
SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division, is thankful for the community support to find Jaxon Palm and Corban Cody. Jaxon Palm, age 13, and Corban Cody, age 14, are children in foster care who went missing from Albany, Ore. on March 30, 2021. They were found on April 1, 2021. A small number of children in foster care may be in significant danger ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Fuel Tanker Crash Leads to Evacuation of 12 Homes
STAYTON, Oregon - On March 23rd, 2021, deputies were called to the scene of a crash involving a fuel tanker which overturned on Golf Club Road SE, Stayton. During the crash, a large quantify of fuel was spilled from the vehicle, leaving Golf Club Road closed for several days to allow time for hazardous materials cleanup crews to remove contaminated soil and for the roadway to be repaired. Offic ...
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