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1 Legislators Hire Portland Law Firm to Handle Sexual Harassment Complaint
Tuesday August 14, 2018 - 6:16 AM
SALEM, Oregon — Legislators voted to hire Barran Liebman LLP, a Portland law firm to handle the lawmakers response to a complaint claiming Democrats covered up sexual harassment at the Capitol.

Legislative Counsel Dexter Johnson says the firm is not to charge over $100,000 for the work. < ... [More]    

2 Two Year Embezzlement Prison Term For Bend Man
Tuesday August 14, 2018 - 5:23 AM
BEND, Oregon — A Bend man arrested for stealing $700,000 from his employer was sentenced to two years in prison.

William Walton III of Bend was sentenced Monday after entering a no contest plea earlier this year to two charges of first-degree aggravated theft and pay $150,000 in restitution. ... [More]    

3 Suzuki Driver Killed in Motor Accident
Tuesday August 14, 2018 - 5:11 AM
HILLSBORO, Oregon - On August 13th, 2018 at approximately 8:18 AM, the Hillsboro Police Department responded to a fatal traffic crash on Brookwood at the Highway 26 east on-ramp. This interchange is controlled by a traffic signal.

The crash involved a 2009 Suzuki motorcycle and a 2017 Honda ... [More]    

4 Bend Resident Arrested For Suspecian Of Forest Arson
Tuesday August 14, 2018 - 4:10 AM
On Monday August 13, 2018 at about 2:30pm, the U.S. Forest Service investigated an illegal burn at a primitive campsite located in the Deschutes National Forest off of Forest Service Road 9702, (Benham Falls Road), near the Lava Lands Visitor Center. The burn site was estimated at ¼ acre and eviden ... [More]    
5 Accidental Brush Fire Caused by Use of Flammable Liquid
Friday August 10, 2018 - 5:36 AM
Accidental Brush Fire Caused by Use of Flammable Liquid
Just before noon today, 911 callers reported a column of smoke coming from a field along SW Shaeffer Road near the W Road intersection in West Linn. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters arrived to find active fire covering more than three acres with potential to spread into nearby trees.

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6 Paris McConville receives 18 year prison sentence for killing Ryan Thompson
Friday August 10, 2018 - 4:33 AM
Paris McConville receives 18 year prison sentence for killing Ryan Thompson

Late today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced 35-year-old Paris McConville pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter in the first degree and one count of assault in the second degree and wa ... [More]    

7 Oregon Man Sentenced for Intimidation of Muslim Couple
Tuesday August 7, 2018 - 4:16 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon — A Portland man has been accused of threatening a Muslim couple and following them in his car.

50-year-old Fredrick Nolan Sorrell was sentenced Friday to anger management classes, 100 hours of community service and three years of probation.. He pleading no contest in April ... [More]    

8 Suspect Arrested After Hitting Pedestrian
Tuesday August 7, 2018 - 3:11 AM
TIGARD, Oregon - On Monday, August 6, 2018, at 5:20 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the area near Northwest Broadway and Northwest Glisan Street on the report that a vehicle was carjacked and the suspect had driven over a pedestrian while driving the stolen vehicle.

As officers ... [More]    

9 Portland Police Accused Of Excessive Force During Protest
Monday August 6, 2018 - 2:44 AM
Portland Police Accused Of Excessive Force During Protest
PORTLAND, Oregon — On Sunday, Portland police were accused excessive force against protesters at a rally by extreme-right demonstrators. It was reported that some of the demonstrators were injured by police. This prompted the city's new police chief to order a review of officers' use of force. < ... [More]    
10 Shooting in Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood
Monday August 6, 2018 - 1:36 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Sunday, August 5, 2018, at 2 AM., two people were hit by gunfire outside the 7-11 store, located at 3500 Southeast 122nd Avenue.

When police arrived they found two men on the ground outside of the entrance to the 7-11. Both men appeared to be suffering from gunshot inj ... [More]    

11 150,000 Acres of Oregon Land Is Currently Consumed by Wildfires, and the Entire State Is At an Elevated Fire Risk
Saturday August 4, 2018 - 7:22 AM
150,000 Acres of Oregon Land Is Currently Consumed by Wildfires, and the Entire State Is At an Elevated Fire Risk
Increasingly hot, dry summers are making massive wildfires the new normal in the Pacific Northwest.

Currently, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, there are 16 fires burning in Oregon, totally roughly 151,603 acres. And NIFC predicts that number could increase in the coming mo ... [More]    

12 Gresham Police sergeant pleads guilty to official misconduct
Saturday August 4, 2018 - 7:11 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced Robert Fay, a detective sergeant with the Gresham Police Department, was charged with official misconduct in the first degree.

Fay appeared before Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Eric J. Bergstrom and pleaded ... [More]    

13 Sugar Pine Fire Declared a Conflagration
Saturday August 4, 2018 - 7:10 AM

Governor Kate Brown has declared the Sugar Pine Fire, burning outside of Shady Cove, a conflagration. The declaration cleared the way for the state fire marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire.

 

The Office of State Marshal’s Red ... [More]    

14 Deputy uses tourniquet to save man's life
Saturday August 4, 2018 - 4:06 AM
SALEM, Oregon - On 08-02-18, Marion County Deputies were dispatched to a report of a man that had been stabbed in the 300 block of Lancaster Drive NE. Deputy Mark Rettig arrived and located the victim, 21-year old Samuel Fry. Deputy Rettig could see Fry’s bleeding was severe and quickly applied a to ... [More]    
15 Update on Oregon fire
Thursday August 2, 2018 - 7:01 AM
The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, activated its Agency Operations Center Saturday, July 28 and deployed one strike team and one task force with equipment and personnel to assist with the wildfires in California.

The Oregon State Fir ... [More]    

16 Fatal Tractor Accident
Thursday August 2, 2018 - 3:00 AM
At approximately 1750 hours police and rescue were sent to 9114 NE 66TH ST on a report of an accident invloving a farm tractor.

Witnesses advised that the operator of the tractor was attempting to use the tractor to move a vehicle on the property. As he was doing this the tractor flipped o ... [More]    

17 1000 people evacuate homes in Grants Pass Fires
Monday July 30, 2018 - 3:51 AM
1000 people evacuate homes in Grants Pass Fires
GRANTS PASS, Oregon — A huge brushfire burning near Grants Pass in southern Oregon has forced more than 1,000 people to evacuate their homes.

By Sunday, the Garner Complex fire grew to more than 50 square miles and was only about 30 percent contained.

The fire grew by more than 10 pe ... [More]    

18 Man beaten with gun in Northeast Portland
Monday July 30, 2018 - 2:47 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Saturday July 28, 2018, at about 6pm., police responded to an assault at Northeast 6th Avenue and East Burnside Street. The victim told police he was hit in the head with a handgun and that the suspect also fired a shot during the encounter.

Officers and medical person ... [More]    

19 Police find couple wanted for child rape and sodomy
Sunday July 29, 2018 - 7:06 AM
Police find couple wanted for child rape and sodomy
PORTLAND, Oregon — After a 20 year search police finally found a wanted Oregon couple in Mississippi when the husband died and his wife used his aliases to make funeral arrangements.

A Mississippi undertaker entered the alias used by Leon Henry Shaw online then found Shaw was on the FBI's Mo ... [More]    

20 Marion County Sheriff’s Office Detective was arrested
Friday July 27, 2018 - 1:50 AM
SALEM, Oregon - On July 26, 2018, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office Detective was arrested on 1 Count of Theft by Taking, 4 Counts of Theft by Selling and 1 count of Official Misconduct by the Salem Police Department. The Sheriff’s Office received information from the Salem Police Department regardin ... [More]    
21 Residential Hillsboro Woodshop Heavily Damaged
Thursday July 26, 2018 - 2:03 AM
Residential Hillsboro Woodshop Heavily Damaged
HILLSBORO, Oregon - Just before 1pm today a residential fire on the 900 block of NE Queens Ln.consumed a single story structure with heavy smoke and flames extending into the air above a woodworking shop.

The shop had been added onto the back of an attached garage. Firefighters found extensi ... [More]    

22 Outdoor Salem Fire Burn Ban in Effect
Thursday July 26, 2018 - 2:02 AM

Salem, Ore. —Marion and Polk Counties issued an outdoor burn ban that applies to the City of Salem. Effective July 24, 2018, it was issued due to ongoing dry conditions and forecasted high temperatures.

The burn ban includes recreational campfires, fire pits, yard debris, ... [More]    

23 Bend Woman Reunites Girl With Toy Lion Lost on Remote Hike
Tuesday July 24, 2018 - 1:55 AM
BEND, Oregon — A 7-year-old girl who lost her stuffed lion while hiking was reunited with her loved toy over the weekend after a major effort to identify her.

Hiker Holly Spaman, who recently moved to Bend, Oregon, from Yakima, Washington, ran into Audrianna Flores and her family as they des ... [More]    

24 Two People Die in Oregon Motorcycle Crashes
Monday July 23, 2018 - 9:10 PM
ENTERPRISE, Oregon — Two people died in a three-wheeled motorcycle crash in northeastern Oregon.

79-year-old driver Galen Rottinghaus of Oak Harbor, Washington, lost control of the motorcycle and overturned on the shoulder on Friday as a group of motorcyclists slowed to turn into the Joseph ... [More]    

25 2nd Fatality in Oregon Wildfires Is Homeless Man
Sunday July 22, 2018 - 2:54 AM
CENTRAL POINT, Oregon - A second person has died in a wildfire near Central Point. The body of a man was discovered Thursday inside the wildfire in southwestern Oregon.

60-year-old homeless Robert Lee Walker died near Central Point, Oregon. He lived in an encampment by the river near where t ... [More]