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Sunday May 10, 2020 - Times viewed: 7758
The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Officer's office has determined the individual from the death investigation in the St. Johns Neighborhood was death by suicide. Bobby Lee Hillman, age 25, died as the result from what appears to be a self-inflicted injury with a knife. The investigation is concluding based upon this information. Other family members have been notified of the death. Help ...

Saturday May 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 7721

PORTLAND, Oregon. -- Results of a new survey of Oregon health care providers strongly suggest that immunizations in the state may have dropped dramatically due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Oregon Health Authority released the survey results this week. They show that changes to immunization practices many clinics put in place in response to the pandemic, as well as concerns a ...


Saturday May 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 7737
On May 8, 2020, at 11:39 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to the 9500 block of N Lombard Street on reports that someone was stabbed in the area. When officers arrived they found an adult male victim with a stab wound. The victim was pronounced deceased. Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail responded and took over the investigation. More details and an update will ...

Thursday May 7, 2020 - Times viewed: 7735
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - This evening after 6:30pm, Forest Grove Firefighters were dispatched to a reported fire in an apartment at the Jesse Quinn Apartments in downtown Forest Grove. Crews arrived shortly after to find no signs of a fire, but when the made it to the second floor they encountered light smoke in a hallway. When they made it to the reported apartment, they found heavy smoke. They made entry to find a fire in a kitchen had been extinguished by fire sprinklers. Firefighters checked to make sure the fire hadn't spread through the walls, thankfully it didn't. Firefighters then worked on mitigating the water from the sprinkler activation. Water was found in two neighboring apartments as well as a tap house business below. After investigation, it was found that the occupants of the apartment were moving in today and had set a box on the stove, most likely accidentally turning it on at the same. The box started to burn as they were bringing up additional items up to the apartment. The fire sprinklers prevented the fire from spreading to additional contents in the room. The smoke and water damage and further evaluation of electrical system left three apartments not in ...
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Thursday May 7, 2020 - Times viewed: 7770
There have been five boating fatalities on Oregon’s waterways during COVID-19 this spring, all have two things in common: not wearing life jackets, and cold water. The Oregon State Marine Board is urging boaters headed to the water during the first warm weekend of the year - especially people in canoes, kayaks, and on stand-up paddleboards, to dress for the water temperature, not the air temperatu ...

Tuesday May 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 7742

(Salem, Ore.) – The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) announced today that Oregon families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals will get cash benefits for the meals they would have received at school even if they have been accessing meals from schools during the closure.


The USDA Food and Nutrition Se ...


Tuesday May 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 7742
On May 5, 2020, at approximately 12:30 A.M., law enforcement agencies in Josephine County (Oregon State Police, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and Josephine County Sheriff’s Office) responded to a 911 call, in the 3900 block of Foothills Blvd, of a person reporting being shot. The shooting occurred into an occupied vehicle - two of the four occupants in the vehicle were transported to ...

Saturday May 2, 2020 - Times viewed: 7770
At 3 p.m. today, emergency responders were dispatched to a call involving a female kayaker who was trapped in a fish ladder on the Tualatin River, just south of Interstate 205. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue’s water rescue team deployed from West Linn Fire Station 59, along with responders from Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Oswego Fire Department and American Medical Response. Upon ar ...

Saturday May 2, 2020 - Times viewed: 7755
PORTLAND, Oregon - A woman who was threatening herself and others with two knives was transported to a hospital after successful negotiations by Portland Police officers. On Friday, May 1, 2020 at 7:51p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a woman who had two knives and was threatening to cut herself and others in the parking lot of a convenience store in the 9100 block of ...

Wednesday April 29, 2020 - Times viewed: 7941
ALBANY, Oregon - On Monday, April 27, 2020, at 3:07 p.m., Albany Police received a call from a distraught female indicating she was walking from house to house attempting to find a Sheriff in her neighborhood to kill.  The incident occurred in the area of SW Marten Avenue and Chinook.  The female was identified as 23-year old Micayla N. Martin of Albany.  Martin told police dispatch that she was in front of a Sheriff Deputy’s house and was going to kill him. 

Albany Police confirmed Martin was in front of a Linn County Deputy’s residence armed with a knife and wanted police to shoot her.  Albany Police responded to the area and located Martin standing on the sidewalk holding a knife.  Albany Police Officer Koddie Lowery spoke with Martin from a safe distance and attempted to get her help.  Martin refused assistance and disregarded directives to drop the knife she was holding.

Martin reportedly charged Officer Kyle Libra from one-half block away while armed with the knife.  Officers repeatedly ordered Martin to stop but she refused, continuing to run at Officer Libra with a knife.  Officer Libra shot Martin with a less-lethal 40 mm impact weapon which caused Martin t ...

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Tuesday April 28, 2020 - Times viewed: 7967
On Monday, April 27, 2020, at approximately 1:35 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single-vehicle crash on Hwy 34. A silver Honda Accord, operated by 26-year-old Kyle Herbison of Tidewater, was traveling westbound when it crossed the eastbound lanes, left the roadway, and rolled onto its side. Herbison died of his injuries, pronounced deceased at the site. Hwy 34 was closed to one lane for approximately 5 hours. OSP was assisted by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Central Coast Fire Department, and ODOT. ...
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Tuesday April 28, 2020 - Times viewed: 7980
OREGON CITY, Oregon - City Commissioners took action to assist Oregon City small businesses impacted by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by launching a debt relief initiative on Monday, April 27, 2020. The City’s general fund will provide $200,000 in grant funding to eligible businesses within the city limits of Oregon City to provide financial relief. “The outbreak of COVID-19 ...

Tuesday April 28, 2020 - Times viewed: 7962
Seaside, Ore. – April 27, 2020 – The Seaside Chamber of Commerce and City of Seaside came together Monday night to formerly announce the cancellation of the annual Independence Day Fireworks display in 2020. Chamber of Commerce CEO Brian Owen made the announcement towards the end of Monday night’s council meeting and City Councilors supported the move, recognizing the multitude of variables workin ...

Sunday April 26, 2020 - Times viewed: 7983
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Plaid Pantry at 809 NW Murray Bv. in the community of Bethany was robbed on April 23, 2020.  An employee called 911 to report the store had been robbed at knifepoint.  A man wearing a mask, gloves, and sunglasses robbed the store and then fled on foot.

Deputies searched the area with the help of a K9, but were not able to find the suspect.  He is described as follows:

  • Early to mid 20s
  • Black hoodie, black pants, and white shoes
  • Black mask and black sunglasses

Plaid Pantry has partnered with Crime Stoppers of Oregon to offer a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest or conviction in this robbery.  If you have information about this case, please call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2700.  You can also submit tips at www.crimestoppersoforegon.com.

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Sunday April 26, 2020 - Times viewed: 7954

The Oregon City Commission held a special meeting at noon, Sunday, April 26, to reaffirm Oregon City’s support and compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order 20-12, “Stay Home, Save Lives”. The Commissioners met to address concerns raised by the State Attorney General in a letter to the Mayor and to clarify for residents and businesses that the City Commission supports the phys ...


Saturday April 25, 2020 - Times viewed: 7953
Vancouver, Washington – Clark County Public Health has closed Lacamas Lake and Round Lake in Camas after test results revealed elevated levels of cyanotoxins in the water. Results from water samples taken from Lacamas Lake and Round Lake on Monday revealed cyanotoxins above the threshold levels recommended by the Washington Department of Health. Danger signs are being posted at public access po ...

Saturday April 25, 2020 - Times viewed: 7973
Vancouver, Washington – On April 24, 2020, at approximately 1:15 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to 1901 NE 162nd Avenue for the report of a disturbance in the parking lot involving a weapon. When police arrived, they located a male who was being held down by several citizens and another male who had been stabbed in the face and neck that was being tended to by other by standers. The victim, 55, ...

Thursday April 23, 2020 - Times viewed: 7969
SALEM, Oregon - Governor Kate Brown announced a pact with other West Coast governors to coordinate their response to the coronavirus pandemic. That came after news that Oregon appears to be succeeding at keeping new deaths and infections down, but at great cost to the economy. On Friday, the governor spoke with “Think Out Loud” host Dave Miller about the prerequisites for reopening the state, the ...

Thursday April 23, 2020 - Times viewed: 7980
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Health Authority reported 68 new coronavirus diagnoses in Oregon Thursday. That brings Oregon’s confirmed case total to 2,127. The agency said four people in Multnomah County — a 94-year-old woman and three men ages, 74, 78 and 87 — as well as a 70-year-old Clackamas County man were the latest known patients to succumb to the illness, bringing the statewide death toll ...

Thursday April 23, 2020 - Times viewed: 7972

Salem, Ore. — The City of Salem is actively preparing for another algae season (May through September) in the North Santiam Watershed.  Staff are closely monitoring water in Detroit Reservoir and the North Santiam River and are ready to respond with additional treatment if cyanotoxins are detected. In addition, the City is quickly moving forward on the construction of long-term ...


Monday April 20, 2020 - Times viewed: 8041
Dallas, Oregon - Three people were killed and one seriously injured in a house fire early Sunday morning near the Polk County city of Dallas, sheriff's deputies said. Two others escaped with minor injuries. The county's 911 dispatchers got a call just before 3 a.m. reporting the house fire in the 900 block of East Ellendale Avenue, just outside the Dallas city limits, deputies said. Sheriff's deputies and several fire departments responded and found the home fully ablaze, deputies said. The fire incident commander called for a second alarm and more medics. Sheriff’s Office deputies determined three persons were able to escape from the residence just before fire crews arrived. One of the three people who escaped was transported to a Portland hospital with significant injuries. The other two people were treated and released on scene. Sadly, it was discovered there were three deceased persons inside the residence. Their names are not being released at this time until all next of kin have been notified. Sheridan, SW Polk and West Valley Fire department crews were assisted by Dallas Fire, Falck Ambulance, McMinnville Fire, Polk County Fire Dist #1, Salem Fire and the ...
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Monday April 20, 2020 - Times viewed: 8034
PORTLAND, Oregon - On the afternoon of 4/17/2020, 44-year-old Gary R. O’Conner was involved in a disturbance with 45-year-old Kenyatta Green at a transient camp near the Trolley Trail. Mr. O’Conner contacted Mr. Green after hearing him walking around his campsite. The contact between the two men resulted in Mr. O’Conner being stabbed multiple times by Mr. Green. Mr. O’Conner’s wounds are not li ...

Sunday April 19, 2020 - Times viewed: 8075
On Friday, April 17, 2020 at approximately 5:35 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 36 near milepost 1. Preliminary investigation revealed that a tan Nissan PU, operated by a 17 year old female from Florence, was westbound when it crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a blue Chevy Cavalier operated by Tara Ross (34) of Florence. Ross sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Two juvenile females in the vehicle were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The operator of the Nissan PU was transported to the hospital with minor Injuries. OSP was assisted by Western Lane Fire/EMS, Florence Police Department, and ODOT ...
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Friday April 17, 2020 - Times viewed: 8114
SALEM, Oregon - April 16th, 2020, at approximately 7:00 am, a 911 call was received reporting a serious motor vehicle crash in the 13000 block of Ehlen Road NE, in northern Marion County. It was reported a motorcyclist had collided with a trailer being towed by a semi-tractor and the rider had sustained significant injuries. The motorcyclist did not survive the crash and was pronounced deceased at ...

Thursday April 16, 2020 - Times viewed: 7997
PORTLAND, Oregon - On April 15, 2020 at 12:18 p.m., Central Precinct Officers responded to the 1000 block of Southwest 5th Avenue on reports of a male subject threatening to kill himself with a knife. The subject entered The Bank of America with a knife in hand threatening to take his life. Officers responded and safely evacuated bank patrons and employees. Members with PPB's Special Emergency ...

Thursday April 16, 2020 - Times viewed: 7962
PORTLAND, Oregon - Arby’s Foundation awarded a $46,300 grant to Friends of the Children-Portland to support its evidence-based mentoring program. Founded in Portland, Friends of the Children partners with public schools and the foster care system to proactively select kindergarteners experiencing the greatest challenges and provide them with 1:1 support from full-time, salaried mentors (called Fri ...

Monday April 13, 2020 - Times viewed: 8135
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Police Bureau is investigating reports of illegal speed racing last night. On Sunday, April 12, 2020, at about 8:15p.m., PPB received numerous calls of a large group of drivers blocking southbound Interstate-405 on the upper deck of the Fremont Bridge. Traffic Division Officers responded but the group moved along and the freeway was reopened. For the next couple of h ...

Sunday April 12, 2020 - Times viewed: 8077
TUALATIN, Oregon - At 16:33 p.m. today, firefighters were dispatched to a report of smoke in the area in the 17900 block of Southwest Scholls Ferry Rd. in Washington County, just west of Beaverton. Firefighters from Cooper Mountain Station 69 responded to the incident and could see a large column of smoke in route to the scene. Upon arrival, firefighters found a 3-acre brush fire to the south of ...

Sunday April 12, 2020 - Times viewed: 7938
PORTLAND, Ore. — Three more people died of the coronavirus in Oregon Friday, and 76 new cases were confirmed in the state, according to the latest information from Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management. As of Saturday morning, Oregon has 1,447 positive cases of the coronavirus. So far, 51 patients have died from the virus in the state. The recent data show that 28 ...

Saturday April 11, 2020 - Times viewed: 7930
PORTLAND, Oregon - A shooting in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood sent one man to the hospital. After undergoing surgery, the adult male victim is expected to recover. He was seriously wounded after being shot multiple times. Detectives have learned that he was in a parking lot when a suspect in a vehicle drove up and shot him. A business was also struck by gunfire (photos), but no one e ...


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