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Saturday December 19, 2020
Cooking fire causes Major damage
At 1:46 pm today, a resident at a home in the 1900-block of SE Alder Street in Hillsboro called 911 reporting that a fire started in the kitchen and was spreading quickly out of control. Reports of heavy grey smoke were billowing out from the home. Three adults and one child living in the home escaped safely but it was reported that there were three pets still inside. A Hillsboro Police officer as ...
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Saturday December 19, 2020
Custodial Interference Suspect Tracked Down Using GPS Ankle Bracelet
On December 18, 2020, just before 12:30 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a custodial interference call in the 21000 block of NW Rock Creek Blvd. in the community of Rock Creek. 37-year-old Stephen L. Johnston, of North Plains, was with two children during a DHS-supervised custody visit when he got in his Jeep with the kids and left, in violation of a judge’s order. ...
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Saturday December 19, 2020
Dec 18, 2020 - Heavy rain is forecasted this weekend across the Northern Oregon Cascades and the Greater Portland Metropolitan Area, which may result in river flooding, flooding in small streams and urban areas, and debris flows across burned areas in the Cascades.  This encompasses areas burned earlier this year by the Riverside fire in Clackamas County, including the Highway 224 corridor between ...

Friday December 18, 2020
First COVID-19 vaccine administered at Salem Hospital. Safety measures remain critical
SALEM, Oregon - Thursday morning, Salem Hospital received its first shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19. Upon arrival, hospital staff moved the 975 doses into an on-site freezer. Other staff members began setting up the first vaccination clinic, putting in motion plans laid out, practiced and rehearsed over the past month. At 2:00 p.m., Cheryl Wolfe, RN, Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics ...
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Friday December 18, 2020
n December 17, 2020 at about 6:54 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting near North Vancouver Avenue and North Stanton Street. After arrival it was determined that a person at the scene was deceased. Cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner at a later time and date. Additional information will be released at the direction of th ...

Friday December 18, 2020
New campaign offers rally cry for all of us to be Here for Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - "Here for Portland" is a new city-wide awareness campaign launching this week that encourages everyone to put your money where your heart is and support local businesses this holiday season and through the winter months. In collaboration with the creative teams at North, Travel Portland, Prosper Portland, Downtown Portland and others, Portland Business Alliance is pleased to ...
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Wednesday December 16, 2020
Governor Kate Brown calls special legislative session to consider COVID-19, wildfire aid
SALEM, Oregon - On Tuesday, Governor Kate Brown called lawmakers for a special legislative session to consider COVID-19 and wildfire aid for residents in the state. Governor Brown requested the special session meet for one day next Monday at 8 a.m. to discuss any policies and $800 million in relief for Oregonians to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and “horrific” wildfires, according to a press ...
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Wednesday December 16, 2020
Portland Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Portland, Oregon, tax return preparer pleaded guilty today to preparing and filing false and fraudulent tax returns for clients and for herself, announced U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams. Elizabeth Munoz, 37, pleaded guilty to 13 counts of preparing and filing false income tax returns for clients and to four counts of filing false income tax returns for herself. Accordin ...
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Wednesday December 16, 2020
WALDPORT, Oregon - The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a report of multiple burglaries that occurred at a residence located at 1680 S. Crestline Drive, Waldport, Oregon. The burglaries were reported to have occurred between the dates of November 24 and December 5, 2020. Investigation revealed 52 year old Jack Edward Sigler of Waldport unlawfully entered the residence on multiple occasions ...

Wednesday December 16, 2020
PORTLAND, Oregon - On December 15, 2020, at about 7:59 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a shooting in the 4500 block of Northeast Cully Blvd. There were no reported victims but vehicles were struck by gunfire. No arrests have been made and there is currently no suspect information. Portland Police are at the scene conducting an investigation and ask anyone with information to ca ...

Monday December 14, 2020
Suspects Attempts to Swim The Columbia in Attempt to Elude Officers
PORTLAND, Oregon - On December 12, 2020, at 10:40 p.m., an officer from the North Precinct was in the area of Northeast Cornfoot Road and Northeast Alderwood Road when he observed a green 1997 Subaru Legacy parked in a westbound lane facing eastbound. The officer ran the plate and learned the vehicle was stolen. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle at which point the vehicle accelerated. F ...
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Monday December 14, 2020
Driver Arrested For Crash That Killed Two People
On Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10:42p.m., East Precinct officers were called to a report of a traffic crash on Northeast Halsey Street west of Northeast 162nd Avenue. When officers arrived, they located two vehicles wrecked. Paramedics responded and determined that two patients were deceased. Two other patients were seriously injured and transported to the hospital by ambulance. The Portland ...
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Monday December 14, 2020
Explosions heard at Cascades Gateway Park
The fire at Cascades Gateway Park has been extinguished, and the entrance to the park is now open. There was no one identified with injuries from the initial explosion or fire. The cause of the explosion and associated fire is unknown at this time. Police and Fire Department personnel are clear from the scene at Cascades Gateway Park. At 10:26am, Salem Police and Fire departments responded ...
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Monday December 14, 2020
Salem, Ore. — Robert Lindsey Tower, Salem Housing Authority’s low-income senior independent living community at 370 Church Street SE, caught fire this afternoon. The fire has displaced 14 residents, with one resident in care of Salem Hospital. Salem Fire was on scene within minutes of the 1:54 pm 9-1-1 call. The fire started on the third floor of the apartment building and triggered the fire ...

Monday December 14, 2020
Woodlawn Neighborhood Shooting Victim in Critical Condition
The victim in yesterday's shooting is in critical condition in an area hospital.
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Monday December 14, 2020
Deputies Investigate Shooting in City of Jefferson
Just before 2:30 pm on December 12, 2020, deputies were called to a shooting in front of a home in the 600 block of Union St in Jefferson. A City of Jefferson contract deputy was the first to arrive in the area and detained the involved female, Alicia Torres, who was actively being confronted by neighbors while waiting for law enforcement to arrive. The victim, Donald Secrest, 43, was transporte ...
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Saturday December 12, 2020
There were 1,610 new cases of COVID-19, and 16 new deaths on Friday. That brings the total to 91,421 cases and 1,138 deaths in Oregon. Marion County reported 175 new cases. Polk County reported 25. Counties with the largest numbers of new cases included Multnomah, with 289, Washington, with 198, and Clackamas, with 185. There were 576 patients across the state hospitalized with COV ...

Saturday December 12, 2020
PORTLAND, OR — The Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board today approved a $2.9 million investment in emergency food assistance through the Oregon Food Bank Network — a critical allocation at a time when nearly 1 in 5 state residents face hunger. The measure will increase the amount of nutritious food available at Oregon pantries and meal sites over the course of the next three months as the ongoing ...

Wednesday December 9, 2020
Deputies Want Help From Public from Friday Afternoon\'s Motorcycle Crash
On Friday, December 4, 2020, at 4:35 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a crash near the intersection of SW 198th Avenue and SW Blanton Street. The collision involved a black Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a black Dodge Charger. The female motorcycle passenger was severely injured. Deputies are looking for any witnesses who observed the crash or the motorcycle before ...
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Wednesday December 9, 2020
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reports they are continuing the homicide investigation that began on the morning of December 6, 2020 involving victim, Mark Campbell. The crime scene has been processed by the Oregon State Police - Crime Scene unit. Evidence collected at the scene has been collected and referred to the Oregon State Police Crime Lab for analysis. No arrests have been made in conn ...

Wednesday December 9, 2020
This is a corrected release from the Portland Police Department. On December 8, 2020, at about 3:30 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a shooting involving the US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force in the 7500 block of North Newell Avenue. The task force was looking for a wanted fugitive. One person was transported by ambulance to the hospital. No Portland Police members were invo ...

Wednesday December 9, 2020
Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon states on December 8 at approximately, 11:45 p.m., a Linn County Deputy and at least one Oregon State Police Trooper were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting near mile post 38 on Highway 22, outside the city of Gates. The deputy and troopers were not injured in the incident. The incident is being investigated by the Salem Police Department. Since this occurr ...

Tuesday December 8, 2020
16 People Temporarily Trapped in Rockslide Near Netarts Oregon
OCEANSIDE, Oregon - On Saturday, a huge rockslide make tourists and locals alike to run up the side of a large hill to safety before rescuers helped others as the ocean tide cut off a path to safety. The rockslide cut off an entrance to a tunnel for pedestrians leading through Maxwell Mountain to Ocean Beach and Tunnel beach. Chief Tim Carpenter with the nearby Netarts-Oceanside Fire Distr ...
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Tuesday December 8, 2020
Advocates Didn’t Obtain Beer and Wine Tax, but Gov. Kate Brown’s Budget Proposes Tax Increase on Hard Liquor
Lost in the flap over Gov. Kate Brown's decision last week not to push for an increase in beer and wine taxes is the fact that Brown is proposing a small increase—25 cents a bottle—in the price of hard liquor, on which the Oregon Liquor Control Commission holds a monopoly. Oregon Recovers, the nonprofit that is pushing for the state to fix its nearly last-in-the-nation spending on addiction tre ...
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Tuesday December 8, 2020
Shark bites surfer off Oregon Coast in rare but scary attack
Quick thinking by an off-duty lifeguard helped a man attacked by a shark near Seaside on Sunday afternoon. The adult man was in the water at Seaside Cove when he was bitten in the lower leg. Seaside spokesman Jon Rahl said bystanders pulled him out. An off-duty lifeguard used a surfboard leash — the cord that keeps surfers from losing their boards when they fall — to tourniquet the surfer’s wou ...
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Tuesday December 8, 2020
Oregon State Hosts National Hemp Symposium
On February 9 and 10, the first National Hemp Symposium will be held. It will be in the form of a virtual conference, but it will be very much an Oregon State University event, being co-hosted by OSU’s Global Hemp Innovation Center and the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources of the National Academy of Sciences. The ideal environment for growing hemp is found on the 45th Parallel – halfw ...
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Tuesday December 8, 2020
The Oregon Nurse Who Bragged On TikTok About Breaking COVID-19 Restrictions Is No Longer Employed At Her Hospital
An Oregon nurse who went viral after posting a TikTok suggesting she was flouting COVID-19 restrictions is no longer employed with Salem Health, a hospital spokesperson told BuzzFeed News on Monday. Ashley Grames, an oncology nurse at the hospital, had been placed on administrative leave on Nov. 28 after people online alerted the hospital about her now-deleted TikTok video in which she bragged ...
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Tuesday December 8, 2020
Oregon has 12 new deaths and 1,331 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

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Tuesday December 8, 2020
Kelso Fire at an abandoned structure used by transients
West Kelso- Around 9pm last night fire fighters were sent to a fire at 304 Catlin ST to find smoke coming from a boarded residential structure. Witnesses reported to firefighters that the structure had been used extensively by transients and that persons were seen entering the structure all day. With this information firefighters immediately performed a search of the buildings, looking for victims ...
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Saturday December 5, 2020
Man arrested for allegedly exposing himself to 10-year-old girl
On Friday, December 4, 2020, at 6:36 p.m, Hillsboro Police Department officers responded to the Dollar Tree store at 2165 SE Tualatin Valley Highway in Hillsboro, Oregon, to a report of an adult man exposing himself to a 10-year-old girl. The man, later identified as 32-year-old Brady Overacre of Hillsboro, left the store prior to police arriving. Hillsboro Police located Mr. Overacre at his re ...
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