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Monday February 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 8635
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon Senate Republicans staged a walkout Monday morning to impede a Democratic bill to lower greenhouse gas emissions. The attempt was to prevent a quorum vote on the bill. The walkout was the same as Republican legislators made last year as they attempted to stop the passage of a similar bill and threatens to do the same this week of the state's legislative session. Democrat Governor Kate Brown blasted the actions of the state senators during a news conference, saying that if Senate Republicans "don’t like a bill, they need to show up and change it or show up and vote no." "This makes it very, very clear. The Senate Republicans who walked out are not against climate policy. They are against the democratic response," she said. "Oregonians should be outraged." Just one GOP state senator showed up to Monday morning's Senate floor session after the legislature's Ways and Means Committee advanced the bill, according to The Oregonian. Senate President Peter Courtney (D) was forced to adjourn the the chamber after a sergeant-at-arms searched the Capitol without finding any of the other 11 GOP senators. Two-thirds of senators are required to be present fo ...
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Monday February 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 8612
SALEM, Oregon - On Sunday, February 23, 2020, Police arrested a a 36 year old Salem suspect in connection with several fraud cases involving the passing of counterfeit US currency. The suspect was identified as Camden Ducharme. He was charged with forgery in the first degree and theft in the third degree from the incidents and lodged at the Marion County Correctional Facility. During mid-February, the Salem Police Department responded to two different calls from local girl scout troops, who reported receiving counterfeit US currency during a cookie sale. The suspect used a counterfeit $20 bill to buy one box of cookies and received legitimate currency in change. The victims recognized the bill as a counterfeit and contacted the police. Officers were able to use video surveillance, and along with the assistance of Walmart loss prevention officers, were able to identify Ducharme. Loss prevention officers recognized Ducharme when he returned to the Walmart store on Sunday. Salem Police was contacted, and officers responded to the store where he was taken into custody. Police thanked victim for making the original report and providing an excellent description of Duch ...
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Monday February 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 8801

PORTLAND, Oregon -- The Oregon Health Authority will begin weekly updates on persons under monitoring and persons under investigation for novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as state epidemiologists, local public health officials and federal partners continue their investigation of the disease that has sickened tens of thousands of people worldwide.

Still no cases in Oregon and risk remains low as state’s investigation continues

Starting today, and continuing every Tuesday beginning March 3, OHA will post data on persons under monitoring (PUMs) and persons under investigation (PUI) on its website, http://healthoregon.org/coronavirus. PUMs are individuals who do not have COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing, but who may have been exposed through a close contact with a confirmed case or travel to mainland China. PUIs are individuals with COVID-19 symptoms -- but not necessarily the virus -- who have had one of these exposures.

"We recognize people are very worried about COVID-19, particularly given that we don’t know everything we wish we c ...
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Monday February 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 8623

BEAVERTON, Oregon – Valley Catholic’s spring musical, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, will be performed on the stage of Kelly Auditorium at Valley Catholic High School on March 6-8 and March 13-15. Curtain times are 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. The musical comedy, with music by Andrew Lloyd Weber and lyrics by Tim Rice, is based on the biblical story of Joseph from the book of Genesis.

“We are excited to bring one of the most popular musicals in the world to the Valley Catholic stage. This show is so much fun to perform—it features a variety of song styles, high energy dancing, and a timeless message of faith and redemption. The cast, crew, and directors are eager to have audiences come and be a part of this terrific show!” said Ginnie Paterson, Valley Catholic High School’s Fine Arts Department Chair, and Drama Director.

Valley Catholic High School is located at 4275 SW 148th Ave., Beaverton. The high school is on the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon campus on Murray Blvd. between TV Highway and Farmington Rd.

Tickets can be purchased online at Story 214 of 11867

Monday February 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 8703
SEASIDE, Oregon - Firefighters found the remains of 69-year-old Stephen Scott Penwarden originally of Seaside after a fire destroyed the home he occupied. Fire Investigation Team worked throughout the morning and early afternoon hours of February 24 and located the remains of a single, male victim. Investigators believe the victim was the sole occupant of the single-family home and only one inside at the time the blaze occurred. Next of kin has been notified. Seaside Fire & Rescue responded to the property where the two-story home was fully ablaze and threatening close properties, and escalated into a three-alarm fire. ...
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Monday February 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 8576
PORTLAND, Oregon - A multi-agency investigation led to a recent search of a home in Milwaukie, yielding guns, fake money, and identity theft evidence. On February 20, 2020, Portland Police East Precinct Street Crimes Unit, East Neighborhood Response Team, Multnomah County Parole and Probation, and Milwaukie Police Department conducted a consent search of a suspected drug house in the 2300 block of Southeast Harrison Street in Milwaukie. During the search, officers seized two guns, a M4 Carbine rifle with seven fully loaded magazines and a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver. The officers also seized counterfeit United States currency along with equipment to make counterfeit money and fake identification (see photos). Multiple people were detained and charges are pending that include Aggravated Identity Theft, Fraud, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Suspect names are not being released at this time due to an ongoing investigation. ...
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Monday February 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 8547
At about 10:40 on Sunday morning, a call came into Oregon State police that a single car crashed on I5 in Jackson County. Apparently, a white 1996 Chevrolet SUV driven by 70-year old Craig McRae of Vacaville, CA. was southbound on Interstate 5 when for unknown reasons the car went off the roadway, rolled over, and landed in a nearby field off the shoulder off the freeway. McRae sustained died from the injuries. I5 was reduced to one lane for nearly 3 hours after the crash. OSP was assisted by Talent PD, Jackson County Fire, Mercy Flights, and ODOT. ...
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Saturday February 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 8587
Cowlitz County, Washington- At just after 3PM, neighbors and a school bus driver reported a house on fire with an elderly couple that may still be inside. When Firefighters arrived on the scene the house was ablaze. Firefighters began extinguishing the fire with multiple hose lines and searched for occupants. A Cowlitz County Sheriff deputy and a Public Utilities crew also responded. The two elderly residents, were later discovered safe by family and out of the home at a doctor’s appointment. Firefighters put out the fire in about 40 minutes after arriving. The cause of the fire is under investigation; the two residents will be staying with family in the area. The house is considered a total loss by fire officials. No injuries were reported ...
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Wednesday February 19, 2020 - Times viewed: 8627
On 2/18/2020 at 7:31 hours, EMS and CCSO personnel responded to the 3600 block of NE 78th Street for the report of a two vehicle collision. Upon arrival, EMS personnel attempted to resuscitate a driver at the scene, but were unsuccessful. Scene evidence and witness statements revealed that a Ford Flex crossover, driven by Carolyn Clark-Bennett of Washougal, pulled out of the KIngsway School Pa ...

Saturday February 15, 2020 - Times viewed: 8707
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man is being treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound after a fight involving a gun in the Portsmouth Neighborhood. On Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8:14p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance at a convenience store in the 6100 block of North Lombard Street. When officers arrived, they located a man with a gunshot wound to the foot. ...

Saturday February 15, 2020 - Times viewed: 8740
SILVERTON, Oregon - On February 14, 2020 at approximately 12:40 P.M., Silverton Police Department personnel responded to a reported domestic violence disturbance at 911 Reserve St. Apt.#3, in Silverton. Shortly after arriving, officers located the involved man, William Bluestone (21) of Bend/Silverton, concealed in the bedroom of the apartment. Bluestone told officers he was armed with a handgu ...

Tuesday February 11, 2020 - Times viewed: 8809
PORTLAND, Oregon - The driver that was killed in Saturday's crash on the Glenn Jackson Bridge is identified as Yevgeniy L. Kovalenko, 25, of Gresham. His family has been notified of his death. The investigation into the cause of the crash is still ongoing, but speed is believed to be a key contributing factor. No arrests have been made or citations issued. This is the 6th fatal crash of 2020 ...

Sunday February 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 8802
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - On February 8, at about 9:30am, Forest Grove Police were sent to the Doherty Ford Dealership at 4223 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove for a reported disturbance. On arrival police learned that a subject had fired a .308 caliber bullet at a truck owned by the dealership and occupied by an employee. The subject then left the scene. There were no injuries. At about 10:48am, ...

Sunday February 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 8898

Pendleton – On Saturday, February 8th, the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office reported there were successful evacuation efforts using two helicopters in areas affected by county flooding. Helicopters provided by the National Guard and Umatilla County Search and Rescue personnel both worked on these missions.

A total of 16 people were evacuated from the Bingham Road area. Five people were evacuated from the Mill Creek area.

More evacuations are planned for Sunday, February 9th.

After waters recede, people will start working on after-flood recovery efforts. Here are some important things to remember during clean up:

For individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability, call 711 (TTY and other services are available). For VRS, please call 1-866-337-4262

  1. Resources for after-disaster clean up:
  2. Contact your city to find out where debris can be disposed of in your area; if you are a non-city resident, contact your county
  3. Check to make sure contractors doing repairs are licensed by visiting the Oregon Construction Contractors Board page: Story 224 of 11867

Friday February 7, 2020 - Times viewed: 8877
On Thursday, February 6, 2020 at approximately 11:18 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 30 near milepost 92. Preliminary investigation revealed that a Buick LeSabre, operated by Emilee Mabey (24) of Ocean Park, WA. was westbound on Hwy 30 when for unknown reasons crossed the centerline and into the path of a eastbound Commercial Motor Vehicle operated by Ronald Sutter (53) of Portland. Mabey sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Sutter was not injured. OSP was assisted by ODOT and John Day/Knappa Fire Department. ...
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Tuesday February 4, 2020 - Times viewed: 8960
PORTLAND, Oregon - Last night at at 7:19 PM Portland Firefighters were called to an apartment on the 13000 block of SE Foster Rd. When they arrived firefighters found a second floor apartment burning with flames rapidly moving the the third floor apartment above. The location of the burning apartment within the complex forced fire crews to move hoselines by hand over long distances and by the time ...

Tuesday February 4, 2020 - Times viewed: 8886
On February 3, 2020, at about 8:30 PM, Keizer police officers were dispatched to a parking lot in the area of 2555 Jorie Lane NE to a report of a motor vehicle crash. Officers discovered a deceased adult male at the location inside the crashed car. The death was suspicious and not consistent with the evidence at the scene. Keizer Police detectives are investigating this incident and have concluded ...

Sunday February 2, 2020 - Times viewed: 8874
PORTLAND, Oregon - A victim is recovering from a gunshot wound that is believed to be non-life threatening after a shooting in the Eliot/Irvington/Lloyd District neighborhoods. On Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 1:50a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of someone shot outside a restaurant in the 700 block of Northeast Weidler Street. When they arrived they learned that the vict ...

Friday January 31, 2020 - Times viewed: 8889
The Lebanon Fire District responded to 2 reported structure fires within 30 minutes of each other this evening, the first fire coming in at 10:00 pm. The fire was reported to be a stove on fire while the occupant was cooking. Upon arrival of the IC, the only occupant of the house told firefighters that the fire was out but wanted it checked. Firefighters made access and confirmed the fire was out, ...

Friday January 31, 2020 - Times viewed: 8855
The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and East Burnside Street to assist in a traffic crash investigation involving serious injuries. Streets closed in the area, including 122nd Avenue between Northeast Glisan Street and Southeast Stark Street, and East Burnside Street both directions at 122nd Avenue. No additional information is available at this tim ...

Tuesday January 28, 2020 - Times viewed: 8903
Gov. Kate Brown unveiled a new website last week to let Oregonians know about the upcoming 2020 census in hopes of getting full participation so the state is represented accurately. It includes background information, why participation matters and a timeline of events. Getting an accurate census count is critical in making sure states receive a fair amount of federal funding, as it's distributed on a per-capita basis and the feds rely on census data to confirm population size. In addition to securing federal funding, the website notes that experts predict Oregon could gain a 6th congressional seat if the census count is complete this year, which would "amplify Oregon's voice in Washington D.C." "Our democracy's strength relies on representation, and the 2020 Census is integral to making sure that Oregonians receive their fair share of federal resources and congressional representation over the next decade," Gov. Kate Brown said in a statement. "From more dollars for our schools and hospitals to ensuring our roads are safe and well kept, the census has a significant impact in the everyday lives of all Oregonians—and I'm committed to working with all partners across Orego ...
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Tuesday January 28, 2020 - Times viewed: 8970
Lebanon fire crews battled two working house fires within a 5-hour span on Friday night, stretching their available resources thin and testing the endurance of responders. The first fire came in at 5:38 p.m. at 30033 Fairview Road with reports of heavy smoke within the home. Both occupants were able to escape the structure, but by the time firefighters arrived the home was fully involved with fire ...

Tuesday January 28, 2020 - Times viewed: 8867
On Monday, January 27, 2020 at approximately 9:21 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers were dispatched to the report of a deceased person beside Hwy 101 near milepost 278 (Two Mile Lane). Preliminary investigation revealed the deceased male, identified as William Schippert (44) of Bandon, had been struck by a vehicle hours before his body was discovered. Investigators from the Oregon State ...

Saturday January 25, 2020 - Times viewed: 8932
PORTLAND, Oregon Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced today that 27-year-old Adam Alexander Valle has changed his plea and received an 85 month prison sentence for recklessly causing the death of 19-year-old Heaven Leigh Mathews while operating a stolen vehicle under the influence of methamphetamine. “Heaven loved everyone unconditionally,” her father Gary Mathews said in court. “This was the worst thing to happen to our family. It has devastated us. Heaven was an incredible person. She was able to be friends to so many people. She was such a kind heart.” Her family expressed immense compassion toward Valle and informed the court that they want to support him during his time in custody so that he re-enters our community successfully. After pleading guilty to one count of manslaughter in the second degree, one count of unauthorized use of a vehicle, one count of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and one count of driving under the influence of intoxicants, the court sentenced Valle to 85 months in prison followed by three years of post-prison supervision. Valle will have to pay approximately $45,000 in restitution. Heaven’s family supports ...
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Saturday January 25, 2020 - Times viewed: 8822
PORTLAND, Oregon - East Precinct and the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) are investigating a shooting this evening in the Hazelwood neighborhood that left an occupied house and a parked car with bullet strikes. On Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:27p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to reports of gunfire heard near Southeast 139th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. Officers found evidence o ...

Thursday January 23, 2020 - Times viewed: 8864
Detectives from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit have continued investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting death of Philip Cloud on September 23, 2019. As part of the ongoing investigation, detectives executed several search warrants and interviewed dozens of people. On January 8, 2020, detectives secured an arrest warrant for Tracy Lynn Cloud, age 46. Ms. Cloud was the estranged wife of the victim in this shooting. Earlier this afternoon, deputies took Ms. Cloud into custody. Ms. Cloud has been lodged in the Washington County Jail on charges of second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force for their assistance with this investigation. ...
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Thursday January 23, 2020 - Times viewed: 8838
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 8:04 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to the 1600 block of Northeast Grand Avenue on a report of an attempted robbery involving a weapon. Officers arrived in the area and contacted a subject in the area of Northeast 6th Avenue and Northeast Clackamas Street and the subject fled on foot. Officers established a perimeter and requested o ...

Sunday January 19, 2020 - Times viewed: 8973
PORTLAND, Oregon - Emily James from Portland says she was terminated from her jog at U.S. Bankafter helping a struggling customer get home to his family on Christmas Eve by giving him $20 of her own money. Emily worked as a senior banker at a U.S. Bank call center in Portland when she received a call from a customer last month whose paycheck had been placed on hold, The Oregonian reported. She worked to help Marc Eugenio, a Clackamas resident, get access to the more than $1,000 that should have been in his account before telling him to go to his local bank the next day to get the money cleared by a manager. The following day, on Christmas Eve, Eugenio visited his local branch but because of the holiday, no one was able to help him. A devasted Eugenio called the 1-800 line from a gas station where, according to report, he was stranded with no money to fill his tank to get home. He requested to speak to James, explaining what had happened before adding: “I wish I had just 20 bucks to get home.” Emily, realizing how close the man was, decided to act. Eugenio told the paper that the woman from the call center told him to wait for help, as she was just a few miles ...
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Thursday January 16, 2020 - Times viewed: 9004
Vancouver, Wash. –On January 15, 2020 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the 3200 block of NW Division Avenue for a restraining order violation. Officers made verbal contact with a male inside the residence, who was in violation of the restraining order, and who refused to exit the residence. The male refused repeated commands to exit and at approximately 5:20 p.m. officers ...

Thursday January 16, 2020 - Times viewed: 8959
On January 2, 2020 there was a string of thefts from vehicles in the Sandy area. The Sandy Police Department was assisted in the investigation in the coming days by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Gresham Police Department, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Portland Police Bureau. At the conclusion of the investigation police identified three male suspects, two of which were juveniles. ...

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