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1 20 years of assisted suicide in Oregon
Saturday September 23, 2017 - 11:05 AM
20 years of assisted suicide in Oregon
Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act (DWDA) is the benchmark for proposals for assisted suicide legislation around the world. Peter Singer cites it in a recent article supporting assisted suicide in the Australian states of Victoria and New South Wales. So the latest statistics from Oregon – 20 years aft ... [More]    
2 Death Investigation-Josephine County
Saturday September 23, 2017 - 11:01 AM
On September 22, 2017, at approximately 10:00 AM, the Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigation Unit assisted the Josephine County Sheriff's office with a death investigation. OSP detectives responded to the 24000 block of Redwood Highway in Kerby (Josephine County) where two male subjects we ... [More]    
3 Serious Injury Crash on NE MLK
Saturday September 23, 2017 - 10:58 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to assist Central Precinct at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Davis Street with a crash investigation. Traffic in the area will be affected for several hours.

On Saturday September ... [More]    

4 Oregon Honors and Remembers 169 Fallen Fire Fighers
Friday September 22, 2017 - 11:25 AM
The Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard and the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training hosted the 12th annual Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial today, Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1 p.m. The ceremony was held at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon.

Tim Moor, Pres ... [More]    

5 Fire Destroys Home, Dog Saves the Day
Friday September 22, 2017 - 11:24 AM
Fire Destroys Home, Dog Saves the Day
SILVERTON, Oregon - On September 21, around 7:15 am Silverton Fire responded to a reported structure fire in the 4300 block of Silver Falls Hwy. The first arriving unit found fire coming from the doors and windows catching nearby trees on fire. A second alarm was called bringing in additional units ... [More]    
6 Car Crash into House in Linn County
Monday September 18, 2017 - 10:11 AM
Car Crash into House in Linn County
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports today, at 12:28 p.m. deputies responded to the 3400 block of Spicer Drive, east of Albany, for a report of a car that crashed into a house.

The investigation revealed a 1999 black Chevrolet Camaro was eastbound on Spicer Drive, traveling at approximat ... [More]    

7 Two People Injured In Northeast Portland Shooting
Monday September 18, 2017 - 10:08 AM
On Monday September 18, 2017, at 12:11 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 13600 block of East Burnside Street on the report of two people struck by gunfire.

Officers arrived and located an adult male and female suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers applied a tourniquet to one o ... [More]    

8 Salem Health invests $3 million in ED expansion
Monday September 18, 2017 - 10:07 AM
SALEM, Oregon - Salem Health is investing $3M to expand the Salem Hospital emergency department to meet the needs of the growing community and create an improved experience for patients. In the eight year life of the hospital's Building A, this will be the third expansion to the ED. Demolition start ... [More]    
9 18-year-old Clatskanie Man Arrested on Child Sex Abuse Allegations
Friday September 15, 2017 - 11:35 PM
18-year-old Clatskanie Man Arrested on Child Sex Abuse Allegations
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office initiated a Sex Abuse Investigation after receiving information that a 6-year-old boy was sexually assaulted by an 18 year old neighbor in Clatskanie. The identity of the six year old boy and his family are withheld for privacy reasons. The 18-year-old suspect wa ... [More]    
10 Level 3 Notice of Evacuation Issued For Breitenbush Hot Spring
Friday September 15, 2017 - 11:31 PM
September 15th, 2017, the level 3 evacuation, "Go" remains in effect for the areas of Breitenbush Hot Springs and the Breitenbush Summer Homes. If you are in the area please leave immediately. The areas surrounding the hot spring remain closed to public access and visitors are asked to seek alternat ... [More]    
11 Eagle Creek Fire Morning Update 15 September 2017
Friday September 15, 2017 - 11:25 AM
Eagle Creek Fire Size: 41,550 acres 

Eagle Creek Fire Containment: 28% 

(Archer Fire Size: 260 Acres -Archer Fire Containment: 100%) 

A community meeting has been scheduled for noon on Saturday, September 16 at the Hood River Valley High School to share informa ... [More]    
12 Mill City Child Struck by Vehicle in Crosswalk
Friday September 15, 2017 - 11:23 AM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports on September 14, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., the Linn County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received a call reporting a child had been struck by a vehicle on Broadway Street near 3rd Street in Mill City.

Deputies learned a 10-year-old female from Mill ... [More]    

13 Oregon National Guardsmen Help Battle Wildfires
Thursday September 14, 2017 - 10:14 AM
Oregon National Guardsmen Help Battle Wildfires
BROOKINGS, Ore., Sept. 11, 2017 — A sky full of ash looms overhead while Oregon Army and Air National Guardsmen work around the clock to help contain the threat of fires consuming the Oregon hills near here since July.

As of Sept. 8, nearly 600 Oregon National Guardsmen had volunteered to jo ... [More]    

14 Oregon Elections Chief Wants Earlier Presidential Primary
Thursday September 14, 2017 - 10:09 AM
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon's Secretary of State, Dennis Richardson has proposed to move the state’s next presidential primary to an earlier date. The current presidential primary is in mid-May.

That's late in the primary election cycle so by the time Oregon voters selected Democrat Bernie Sander ... [More]    

15 Man Charged in Shooting of Oregon Trooper
Thursday September 14, 2017 - 10:06 AM
CRESWELL, Oregon -- A Creswell man is accused of attempted aggravated murder and other charges after authorities say he shot an Oregon State Police trooper Tuesday during a traffic stop.

Edward P. Dungan, 30, is also accused of unlawful use of a weapon, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a ... [More]    

16 Man Arrested After Causing Death Of His Girlfriend
Wednesday September 13, 2017 - 9:27 AM
Man Arrested After Causing Death Of His Girlfriend
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man has been arrested after he threw his girlfriend across the room where she landed on her face onto a concrete floor.

It all began late evening on Sept. 10. 29-year-old Shay Martinez of Portland arrived at Mt. Hood Medical Center with multiple traumatic injuries. Due t ... [More]    

17 Single Vehicle Fatal Crash near Baker County
Wednesday September 13, 2017 - 6:45 AM
On September 12, 2017 at approximately 1:20pm, OSP responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash on State Route 86 near milepost 25, near Baker City.

Preliminary investigation revealed a white 2006 Dodge 2500 pickup was traveling eastbound on State Route 86 near milepost 25, when for an unknown ... [More]    

18 Eagle Creek Fire Forces I-84 Closed For An Additional Week
Monday September 11, 2017 - 3:18 AM
Eagle Creek Fire Forces I-84 Closed For An Additional Week
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Eagle Creek Fire has closed the Columbia River Gorge. The fire began on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.

The Oregon Department of Transportation announced Sunday evening that Interstate 84 through the Gorge, will be closed for at least another week — “the minimum time require ... [More]    

19 Eleven People Receive Assistance After Salem Multi-Family Fire
Monday September 11, 2017 - 3:10 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 3 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2017 in the 200 block of Alice Avenue S in Salem, Oregon.

The multi-family fire affected six adults, five children and pets.

The Red Cross prov ... [More]    

20 Helicopter water buckets
Sunday September 10, 2017 - 8:54 AM
Helicopter water buckets
BROOKINGS, Oregon - It’s been weeks since Maryjane Carlson has been able to relax.

The artist lives in Brookings, a small city along the southern Oregon coast that’s threatened by one of the nation’s largest wildfires. Carlson and her neighbors never know when the blaze is going to move clos ... [More]    

21 Two Men Die After Boat Capsizes Near Depoe Bay
Sunday September 10, 2017 - 8:44 AM
Two Men Die After Boat Capsizes Near Depoe Bay
DEPOT BAY, Oregon - On September 8, 2017 at approximately 4:52pm, the United States Coast Guard received a report from a privately owned vessel of a capsized boat and a unresponsive male floating in the Pacific Ocean near Government Point (Boiler Bay) north of Depoe Bay. The US Coast Guard respond ... [More]    
22 Two-car head-on collision kills man in East Vancouver
Sunday September 10, 2017 - 8:43 AM
On 9/9/2017 at 6:31pm, Fire, EMS and CCSO responded to the 16800 block of NE 39th Street on a report of a two vehicle head-on collision. Upon arrival, medics immediately began providing aid to the involved drivers. One of the drivers was pronounced dead at the scene after lifesaving efforts were uns ... [More]    
23 Mother Abandoned Her Children for a New Tattoo
Sunday September 10, 2017 - 8:42 AM
Mother Abandoned Her Children for a New Tattoo
HILLSBORO, Oregon - Mother leaves young children unattended at a city park while she acquired a new tattoo for herself. She was arrested and charged with several crimes.

On Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 5:36 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office Deputies serving the City of Cornelius re ... [More]    

24 America's Number One Fire Priority Is Only 7% Contained
Friday September 8, 2017 - 9:13 PM
America's Number One Fire Priority Is Only 7% Contained
CASCADE LOCKS, Oregon – It is one of the worst disasters in Oregon history for the last 50 years. The Eagle Creek Fire is the number 1 firefighting priority in the nation, officials said on Friday morning. The blaze was 33,328 acres and 7% contained as of Friday.

A 15-year-old boy from Vanco ... [More]    

25 Eagle Creek Fire Evacuation Level Changes
Friday September 8, 2017 - 8:58 PM
HOOD RIVER, Oregon -- Due to increased fire activity on the east end of the fire, the Hood River County Sheriff's Office is making two changes to evacuation levels.

This new Level One area runs from Collins Rd. in Dee at the south end to I-84 on the north end, and includes all areas west of ... [More]