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1 Fatal Crash Outside Harrisburg
Sunday February 17, 2019, 7:51 AM
Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports this morning at 0957 a.m. his deputies investigated a single vehicle fatal motor vehicle crash on Diamond Hill Drive near the intersection of Weatherford Road, east of Harrisburg.

The driver of a white 2011 Jeep Patriot was identified as Jamie Michelle ... [More]    

2 Missing Girl Found Safe
Sunday February 17, 2019, 7:51 AM
The missing 13-year-old girl with autism, Arianna Runs Through, has been found safe and has been reunited with family. A social media tip led to locating her at Lloyd Center. The Portland Police Bureau thanks the public, the media, and those on social media who helped look for her.

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3 Madras Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Social Security Payments from Disabled Adults
Wednesday February 13, 2019, 6:32 AM
EUGENE, Ore.—Tayva Tucker, 41, of Madras, Oregon, pleaded guilty today to one count of theft of government funds for stealing nearly $40,000 in Social Security payments from ten mentally disabled adults.

According to court documents, beginning in March 2014, Tucker was employed by a social s ... [More]    

4 Eugene Man Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime
Wednesday February 13, 2019, 6:31 AM
EUGENE, Ore.—Benjamin Jaramillo Hernandez, 69, of Eugene, pleaded guilty today to a federal hate crime and illegal possession of ammunition charge arising from a series of progressively more threatening and violent actions targeting St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene in September 2018. Assistant Att ... [More]    
5 Medicaid long term quality council meets Feb. 13 in Salem
Wednesday February 13, 2019, 6:30 AM
SALEM, Oregon - The Medicaid Long Term Care Quality and Reimbursement Advisory Council meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, Room 285, 500 Summer St. N.E., Salem. The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda items include: public c ... [More]    

6 Car and Pedestrian accident at Hwy 224/SE Monroe St.
Wednesday February 13, 2019, 6:28 AM
On 2/12/2019 at approximately 9:00 pm, Milwaukie Police responded to the intersection of Highway 224 & SE Monroe Street in Milwaukie, Oregon regarding a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash. Police learned that 62-year-old Allen Caldwell was driving a Gold Buick Regal, west-bound on SE Monroe Street, and tu ... [More]    
7 Oregon may export marijuana to neighboring states
Friday February 8, 2019, 5:16 AM
Oregon may export marijuana to neighboring states
PORTLAND, Oregon — On Thursday the Oregon legislature considered a bill to allow exporting marijuana to neighboring states where pot is also legal. Advocates of the bill say it might give Oregon a way to relieve its oversupply and create its own brand.

However, the U.S. attorney for Oregon ... [More]    

8 Former President of Oregon Foster Care Agency Convicted on Theft, Money Laundering and Tax Evasion Charges
Friday February 8, 2019, 11:23 PM
PORTLAND, Oregon - A federal jury found Mary Holden Ayala, 59, of Portland, guilty today of stealing nearly $1 million from an Oregon foster care agency, money laundering and filing false personal income tax returns.

From at least 2008 to 2015, Ayala, a longtime Portland resident, served as ... [More]    

9 Fatal Hit and Run Investigation Underway in East Portland
Saturday February 2, 2019, 6:13 AM
On Saturday February 2, 2019, at 12:24 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Southeast Division Street and Southeast 130th Avenue. The involved vehicle was described as a dark colored SUV that left the area.

Officers and medical personne ... [More]    

10 Oregon Is Producing Twice As Much Cannabis As People Are Using
Thursday January 31, 2019, 8:50 PM
Oregon Is Producing Twice As Much Cannabis As People Are Using
Oregon is producing twice as much cannabis as people are using, according to a new study from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. And Oregon has been overproducing marijuana for a while — leaving more than six years’ worth of supply sitting on shelves and at farms.

On top of that, the Oreg ... [More]    

11 Suspicious death of 50 year old women in Lake Oswego
Thursday January 31, 2019, 8:48 PM
On January 30, 2019 at approximately 4:08 PM Lake Oswego Police and fire Departments responded to 4045 Bass Ln. in the River Run development off Childs Road on a medical call. Upon arrival at 4045 Bass Ln. officers found the male resident Michael David Winchester, 52 years old injured and in the gar ... [More]    
12 Fatal police shooting of man in ‘smash the patriarchy’ shirt at Oregon school caught on bodycam
Tuesday January 29, 2019, 8:27 AM
Fatal police shooting of man in ‘smash the patriarchy’ shirt at Oregon school caught on bodycam
Two police officers were "legally justified" in the deadly shooting of a parent at an Oregon middle school this month, officials said Thursday, as video of the fatal encounter was released.

The Lane County District Attorney's Office said the incident occurred as Eugene police officers Aaron ... [More]    

13 Temporary rules restrict Oregon solar development
Tuesday January 29, 2019, 7:28 AM
Temporary rules restrict Oregon solar development
Oregon’s land use regulators have temporarily expanded restrictions on solar arrays on high-value farmland over the objections of advocates who claim they’ll impede development.

Solar facilities larger than 12 acres on high-value farmland have required conditional use permits in Oregon, but ... [More]    

14 $13M Suit Filed Against Fitness Chain After Oregon Man Dies on Treadmill
Tuesday January 29, 2019, 7:30 AM
The death of a 62-year-old Oregon man has prompted a $13 million lawsuit filed against a fitness center chain after the man collapsed and died while running on a treadmill.

The lawsuit filed last week in Oregon by the man’s wife, claims the 24 Hour Fitness in Portland failed to train the onl ... [More]    

15 Corvallis Police Arrest Man for Attempted Sexual Abuse
Tuesday January 29, 2019, 7:22 AM
Corvallis Police Arrest Man for Attempted Sexual Abuse
At approximately 5:00 AM on January 28th, 2019, Corvallis Police Department Officers were dispatched to the area of NW 11th St and NW Buchanan Ave for woman who reported she was groped by a male while she was out walking. The female victim was able to get away from the male by knocking him to the g ... [More]    
16 Train Vs. Tow truck closes SE Harmony Road at SE Railroad Avenue
Tuesday January 29, 2019, 7:21 AM
On 1/28/2019 at 6:24 pm, Milwaukie Police responded to the intersection of SE Harmony Road and SE Railroad Avenue regarding a Union Pacific Train Vs. Empire Towing Co. tow truck crash. There were no injuries due to the crash, and the tow truck has been removed from the intersection.

At the t ... [More]    

17 Confirmed case of measles in Multnomah County linked to Washington state outbreak
Saturday January 26, 2019, 9:06 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority has confirmed a case of measles in a resident of Multnomah County. The agency is working with Multnomah, and other Oregon and Washington agencies to notify individuals of their potential exposure and help them take steps to prevent exposing others should ... [More]    
18 VPS announces terms of three-year contract with VAESP
Saturday January 26, 2019, 9:05 AM
After members of Vancouver Association of Educational Support Professionals voted this evening to ratify a new, three-year contract with Vancouver Public Schools, the district released the basic terms of the agreement.

On average, VAESP members will receive total salary improvements of 11.4 ... [More]    

19 Man Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison for Sexual Assaulting Horse
Wednesday January 23, 2019, 5:46 AM
Man Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison for Sexual Assaulting Horse
HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 18, 2019, Washington County Judge Oscar Garcia found Kenneth Lijah Duyck guilty of Sexual Assault of an Animal and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle. Duyck was sentenced to 20 months in prison by Judge Garcia. Deputy District Attorney Sabina Khachaturova prosecuted the case ... [More]    
20 Reza Chehrazi Mardani charged with murder, attempted aggravated murder
Wednesday January 23, 2019, 5:43 AM
oday, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that 64-year-old Reza Chehrazi Mardani made his first court appearance in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Mardani is charged with murder, attempted aggravated murder and unlawful use of a weapon.

The charging document a ... [More]    

21 One Person Critically Injured in Single Vehicle Crash Early Sunday Morning in Southeast Portland
Wednesday January 23, 2019, 5:39 AM
Today, January 22, 2019, 29-year-old Nicholas M. Woods was arrested and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center in connected with this crash. He was booked on numerous charges including Reckless Driving and Failing to Perform the Duties of a Driver, Serious Injury.

Officers are st ... [More]    

22 Commissioner Nancy Ide Resigns from Oregon City
Wednesday January 23, 2019, 5:39 AM
OREGON CITY – The City of Oregon City, regretfully announces the resignation of Commissioner Nancy Ide, effective Friday, January 18, 2019. Commissioner Ide cited, “As a community volunteer, I often give 30+ hours a week to Commissioner duties and as co-chair of the Homeless Solutions Coalition of C ... [More]    
23 Locked And Unloaded: Safe Gun Storage Laws Could Come To Oregon
Friday January 18, 2019, 6:58 PM
In his Portland, Oregon, home, Austin Meyers stands in front of his gun safe and explains how he stores his ammo, his pistols and his rifle.

He puts a cable lock on his matte Glock handgun, about to demonstrate how fast he could unlock it and load a magazine if he had to in an emergency. ... [More]    

24 Funding Removeal of 17 Mentally Ill Patients Found Improper
Friday January 18, 2019, 6:55 PM
PORTLAND, Oregon -A non-profit organization who raised concerns helped overturn contractor Kepro's decision to force 17 severely mentally ill patients out of state-funded residential facilities.

The Oregon Health Authority had hired the Pennsylvania-based contractor Kepro to review the case ... [More]    

25 Made in Oregon: Cannabis Seeds Available at Oregon Dispensaries
Friday January 18, 2019, 6:50 PM
Growing cannabis is a lot of fun, and if you wish to break free and try your hand at cultivation, a number of breeders are doing the work to make world-class genetics available in seed form through Oregon’s dispensaries.

The offerings are impressive and span heritage, Pacific Northwest stapl ... [More]    

26 Oregon Likely to Become the First in the Nation to Adopt Statewide Rent Control
Friday January 18, 2019, 6:47 PM
As home and rental prices rise across the country, more and more locales are giving serious consideration to a policy long denounced by economists: rent control. That includes Oregon, which increasingly looks likely to become the first state in the country to adopt rent control statewide.

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27 Permalink Robert Lee West sentenced to 23 years in prison for killing his wife
Friday January 18, 2019, 6:20 PM
Permalink Robert Lee West sentenced to 23 years in prison for killing his wife
PORTLAND, Oregon - Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that 29-year-old Robert Lee West received a 23 year prison sentence for killing Ms. Lila Streeter.

Multiple family members of Ms. Streeter addressed the court during Friday’s sentencing. Ms. Streeter’s siste ... [More]    

28 Measles outbreak In Vancouver Aea and Flu concerns
Friday January 18, 2019, 6:15 PM
Measles outbreak In Vancouver Aea and Flu concerns
Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring declared on Friday a public health emergency in response to the measles outbreak.

The process is necessary to ensure Public Health has adequate resources to continue its response. The declaration enables Public Health to have acces ... [More]    

29 Attempt to Elude Suspect Arrested After K9 Track
Friday January 18, 2019, 6:13 PM
n January 18, 2019 at 2:38 p.m. an alert community member called 911 to report a suspected DUII driver. The community member reported the driver was driving erratically, endangering the other motoring traffic. Beaverton Police officers located the suspected DUII driver near SW Murray/SW 6th in Bea ... [More]    
30 Firefighters control House Fire on Cornelius Pass Road in Multnomah County
Tuesday January 15, 2019, 12:33 AM
Firefighters control House Fire on Cornelius Pass Road in Multnomah County
At 2:30 p.m. today, multiple callers to 911 reported a house on fire in the 14000 block of Northwest Cornelius Pass Road, north of Skyline Boulevard in Multnomah County. Firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and Hillsboro Fire & Rescue arrived approximately 10 minutes after being dispatche ... [More]    
 
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