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1 Hate Crime On The Rise In Oregon, But Possibly More Than Data Show
Thursday November 15, 2018 - 4:58 PM
Every year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation releases national hate crime statistics.

According to that data, hate crimes in Oregon are up by 40 percent from 2016 to 2017.

But there are limits to the data.

Of the 214 Oregon agencies that participate in the FBI’s hate crime ... [More]    

Thursday November 15, 2018 - 12:36 PM
Oregon employers added 4,600 jobs in October.

New data from the State of Oregon Employment Department said the seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll numbers follow a revised gain of 4,700 jobs in September. Economist David Cooke said monthly gains were widespread with nine of the top thirteen ... [More]    

3 Tigard Homeowner Confronts and Shoots Intruder
Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:58 AM
TIGARD, Oregon - Just after 7:15 AM today, a 9-1-1 call alerted Tigard Police that an intruder was attempting entry into a residence located at 11075 SW Sage Terrace in Tigard. The caller advised the police dispatcher that he confronted the suspect and a gun was discharged. Tigard Police were on-sce ... [More]    
4 St. Charles Health System removes gender designation from patient ID bracelets
Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:40 AM
BEND, Oregon – A hospital in central Oregon has made a small change that represented a huge difference for its transgender patients: It removed the gender designation from patient identification bracelets.

The Bulletin newspaper in Bend reports the St. Charles Health System adopted the chang ... [More]    

5 Jeff Merkley pushes for Oregon law change to run for both Senate and president in 2020
Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:38 AM
Longtime Sen. Jeff Merkley is reportedly seeking a change to Oregon’s laws that would allow him to simultaneously run for president and re-election to the Senate in 2020.

“Sen. Merkley has been approached by Oregonians who have expressed interest in changing the law,” spokesman Ray Zaccaro t ... [More]    

6 Oregon Affected By Wildfires in California that killed 50
Thursday November 15, 2018 - 5:42 AM
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon is starting to see more affects from the massive wildfires burning in California. The DEQ Air Quality Index Map shows the air quality is in the moderate range this morning, up and down the Willamette valley. Earlier this morning Portland reached the “Unhealthy For Sensitive Gr ... [More]    
7 Man sentenced after raping a 14-year-old Portland girl
Thursday November 15, 2018 - 3:45 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon — Man convicted of raping a 14-year-old Portland girl has been sentenced to more than two years in Oregon prison after a sexual assault kit linked him to the crime

49-year-old Chanh Van Tran was sentenced Tuesday after he pleaded guilty last week to third-degree rape and th ... [More]    

8 More than $1 million in unclaimed prizes expire soon
Monday November 12, 2018 - 3:47 PM
November 5, 2018 - Salem, Ore. – With each Powerball drawing many Oregonians win prizes that aren’t the large jackpot prize. Last November, two lucky Powerball players in Portland, were amongst these Oregonians, with each winning significant non-jackpot prizes. However, more often than people would ... [More]    
9 Detained asylum seekers in Oregon file federal lawsuit
Sunday November 4, 2018 - 3:20 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon — Two federal prisoners who had sought asylum in Sheridan have filed a lawsuit charging the Trump administration had violated various religious protections.

Gurpreet Singh and Pachattar Singh filed a federal lawsuit Thursday saying they weren't allowed to follow customs of t ... [More]    

10 Shooting Investigation Early Saturday in Portland's Montavilla Neighborhood
Sunday November 4, 2018 - 3:14 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - Yesterday at 2:36 AM, Portland police responded to a residence in the 700 block of Southeast 88th Avenue on the report of a disturbance involving gunfire.

Officers arrived at the scene and contacted multiple people with information about a disturbance. During the initial ... [More]    

11 Highway 22 westbound from Edgewater exit to Rosemont exit closed
Sunday November 4, 2018 - 3:12 AM
Highway 22 westbound will be closed between the Edgewater exit and the Rosemont exit as police investigate a crash involving a pedestrian at that location.

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12 Two Firearms Seized After Shooting Suspect Arrested Friday Morning
Saturday November 3, 2018 - 12:54 AM
Two Firearms Seized After Shooting Suspect Arrested Friday Morning
PORTLAND, Oregon - Early Friday morning , police served multiple search warrants in connection with a shooting investigation that began in early October.

Search warrants were served at residences in the 4300 block of North Kerby Avenue and the 7300 block of Southeast Claybourne Street. Duri ... [More]    

13 Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Deadly Portland Shooting
Friday November 2, 2018 - 7:16 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon — An Oregon man convicted in a deadly shooting in Portland's Old Town was sentenced to 17 years in prison.

On Thursday, Thomas Dorris pleaded guilty last month to first-degree manslaughter, third-degree assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Back in Ju ... [More]    

14 Impaired Driver Captured by Beaverton K-9 After Fleeing Crash
Friday November 2, 2018 - 7:10 AM
Impaired Driver Captured by Beaverton K-9 After Fleeing Crash
On Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 5:47 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a vehicle crash at the intersection of Southwest Bald Peak Road and Southwest Laurelwood Road in unincorporated Washington County.

As a deputy was arriving, a black 2011 Chevrolet Camaro, wi ... [More]    

15 Longview man arrested for making bomb threats
Friday November 2, 2018 - 7:06 AM
LONGVIEW, Washington - On 11/01/18 the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a Facebook posting of a Longview man holding what appeared to be a bomb, and who had written the comment, “Walt’s Meats Company will be closed tomorrow. Thank you for your loyal meat buying. Have a nice Hallowee ... [More]    
16 Oregon Women Get 30 Days In Jail For Horse Neglect
Thursday November 1, 2018 - 9:43 AM
BEND, Oregon — Two Oregon women have been convicted of failing to care for more than 80 horses on a ranch in Terrebonne. They were sentenced to 30 days in jail.

The Bulletin reports 68-year-old Linda Stream and her 42-year-old daughter Christina Hart were sentenced Tuesday in Deschutes Count ... [More]    

17 Inmates walks away from Marion County Transition Center
Thursday November 1, 2018 - 6:45 AM
SALEM, Oregon - On November 1st, 2018 around 6am an inmate from the Marion County Transition Center walked away from the facility. The inmate is 44 year old Mark Alvarado. Mr Alcarado is 5'06 tall and weighs approximately 230 lbs. Mr Alvarado was being held at the Transition Center on a Probation ... [More]    
18 Timothy Cato charged with murder in death of Tyler Chism
Tuesday October 30, 2018 - 3:27 AM
Timothy Cato charged with murder in death of Tyler Chism
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Monday, 59-year-old Timothy Cato was charged in connection with the homicide of 28-year-old Tyler Chism.

On October 25, 2018, shortly after 2 a.m., officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau responded to the area of Northwest 3rd Avenue and Northwest Everett Street ... [More]    

19 Fire Affecting Three People in Beaverton
Tuesday October 30, 2018 - 2:25 AM
HILLSBORO, Oregon - A home fire at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 2018 in the 5200 block of SW Lombard Avenue in Hillsboro, Washington County.

Three adults were in the fire area and escaped.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temp ... [More]    

20 Organic Farmers In Southern Oregon Fear The Cannabis Boom May Have Poisoned Oregon Lands
Monday October 29, 2018 - 7:05 AM
Organic Farmers In Southern Oregon Fear The Cannabis Boom May Have Poisoned Oregon Lands
As large farms popped up across Oregon during the cannabis boom that followed the legalization of recreational marijuana, the state's landscape and economy changed.

Oregon declined to limit the number of licenses when the state legalized cannabis, allowing an unlimited number of growers. Las ... [More]    

21 Abortion Becoming Increasingly Difficult For Oregon Women
Monday October 29, 2018 - 6:00 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - Accessing abortion has become increasingly difficult in parts of the US. As a result, a growing number of reproductive rights activists say it is time American women learn the facts about "self-managing abortion" with pills. Kate could tell something was wrong. She'd been feeling ... [More]    
22 $750 million Powerball jackpot Is The 4th Largest in U.S. History!
Sunday October 28, 2018 - 3:04 AM
SALEM, Oregon - $750 million Powerball bucks. The largest jackpot is hot on the heels of Mega Millions’ record jackpot win on Oct. 23.

The current $750 million Powerball jackpot is the fourth largest in U.S. history and third largest in Powerball game history.

The next Powerball draw ... [More]    

23 Driver Arrested For DUI, Pedestrian in Critical Condition
Saturday October 27, 2018 - 3:41 AM
Driver Arrested For DUI, Pedestrian in Critical Condition
PORTLAND, Oregon - The driver who hit a pedestrian near the intersection of Southeast 146th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street has been arrested by Portland police.

Police believe 64-year-old William C. Leptich was the driver of a Ford F-150 and was driving while intoxicanted. He was arrested ... [More]    

24 Armed Man Arrested n North Portland Grocery Store - No Reported Injuries
Friday October 26, 2018 - 3:34 AM
Armed Man Arrested n North Portland Grocery Store - No Reported Injuries
PORTLAND, Oregon - Today just after 4 PM, multiple 911 calls reported a man inside the Fred Meyer store at 7404 North Interstate Avenue, with a gun.

Police to the 911 emergency call and subdued 46-year-old David M. Huntley. He was arrested without incident.

Police then searched the ... [More]    

25 Pacific University Names Sarah Phillips Dean of College of Arts & Sciences
Friday October 26, 2018 - 12:34 AM
FOREST GROVE -- Dr. Sarah Phillips, who has served as interim dean of the Pacific University College of Arts & Sciences for the past 16 months, has been selected to continue the role on a permanent basis, Provost John Miller announced today.

“I am extremely pleased that Dr. Phillips has agre ... [More]