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26 Oregon hotel employees who called cops on black guest put on leave
Friday December 28, 2018, 6:20 AM
Two employees accused of racially profiling a black guest in the lobby of a Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in Oregon are on leave Friday morning. The hotel apologized a second time to Jermaine Massey, who in widely shared Instagram videos claimed he was targeted for "calling his mother while black."

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27 Man Sentenced to Prison for Raping 13-year-old girl
Friday December 28, 2018, 6:16 AM
HILLSBORO, Oregon - On December 18, 2018, Judge Charles Bailey sentenced Robert Alan Stewart to 75 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to Rape in the Second-Degree.

This case began in 2013, when Stewart met his female victim online. He was 27-years-old at the time but claimed to be 19. ... [More]    

28 Two people killed in auto crash on Hwy 22W in Polk County
Friday December 28, 2018, 6:13 AM
Two people killed in auto crash on Hwy 22W in Polk County
On Thursday, December 27, 2018 at approximately 12:58 pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motor vehicle crash on Hwy 22W near milepost 8.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a motorcycle, with attached side car, was traveling eastbound o ... [More]    

29 Woman killed by train identified
Friday December 28, 2018, 5:56 AM
On Thursday, December 27, 2018 at approximately 2:20 pm, Salem Police officers responded to the area of Marion St NE and 12th St NE on the report of an adult female being struck by a southbound Union Pacific freight train. The female, identified as Michelle Manis age 46 of Salem, was found deceased ... [More]    
30 Oregon Mountain roads To Get 16 To 24 Inches Of Snow Over Christmas
Friday December 28, 2018, 3:41 AM
Christmas travel will into the mountains, if you dare, may be exciting as well as dangerous for anyone driving Oregon's high mountain passes or even to the Oregon Coast this year.

Snow storms may drop 12 to 24 inches of snow onto Cascade Range between the Willamette Valley and Bend, and a l ... [More]    

31 Deputies rescue occupant of overturned boat on Siletz river
Thursday December 27, 2018, 3:32 AM
NEWPORT, Oregon - On Saturday, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Deputies found a drifting boat in the Siletz River. A boat had gone downstream and was now on the riverbank somewhere between Hehe Illahee boat ramp and Mill Park boat ramp.

A power boat was dispatched Siletz Valley Fire Departme ... [More]    

32 Oregon hemp industry poised for big growth after feds sign off
Saturday December 22, 2018, 12:58 AM
Oregon hemp industry poised for big growth after feds sign off
Hemp now has something marijuana doesn’t: federal approval.

A provision of the $867 billion farm bill Congress approved this week removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances and treats the low-THC version of the cannabis plant like any other agricultural crop. If President ... [More]    

33 Standing water warning during morning commute in Portland
Friday December 21, 2018, 12:16 AM
Standing water warning during morning commute in Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon – The Portland area and the Northwest has a strong windstorm warming, one of the strongest of the season so far. It's expected to bring strong winds with utility damage and power interruptions, as well as a heavy flood watch.

Overnight, the storm is expected to increase in ... [More]    

34 Tigard Man Hit By Car In Crosswalk
Tuesday December 18, 2018, 12:03 AM
TIGARD, Oregon - Just before 5 p.m. on Monday, December 17, a man was attempting to cross Hall Blvd. in Tigard in a crosswalk and was struck by a car. The incident occurred in the area of a Fanno Creek Trail pedestrian crossing spanning Hall Blvd., just south of Tigard City Hall. The pedestrian was ... [More]    
35 Could Oregon Become the First State to Ban Single-Family Zoning?
Saturday December 15, 2018, 2:58 AM
Could Oregon Become the First State to Ban Single-Family Zoning?
Legislation being drafted in Oregon could become the nation's most dramatic effort to address the housing shortages and economic and racial segregation caused by zoning restrictions.

Rep. Tina Kotek (D-Portland), speaker of the Oregon House, is drafting legislation that would end single-fami ... [More]    

36 Forecast For Heavy rain and potential floods
Saturday December 15, 2018, 2:39 AM
Forecast For Heavy rain and potential floods
PORTLAND, Oregon - As heavy rains move into the Northwest beginning Sunday, Pacific Power reminds its customers and the public to take precautions to stay safe and comfortable.

“We work hard to prevent outages, but heavy rain and wind make it difficult to predict when and where an outage wil ... [More]    

37 Multnomah County jury convicts former substitute teacher of sexual abuse
Saturday December 15, 2018, 2:03 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that upon the conclusion of a nine-day trial, a jury convicted 54-year-old Dale Arnold Buckendahl of sexual abuse in the first degree.

At trial, the state presented evidence to show that in 2008 the defendan ... [More]    

38 New Beaverton Medical and Dental Office Opens
Wednesday December 12, 2018, 3:10 PM
PORTLAND, Oregon – Kaiser Permanente opens its new Beaverton Medical and Dental Office. The new facility is our vision for the future of health care: person-centered care for body, mind and spirit, powered by innovation.

The three-floor, 90,000-square-foot facility replaces the current Beave ... [More]    

39 Clackamas Community College lands Metallica grant
Wednesday December 12, 2018, 3:07 PM

OREGON CITY – Thanks to the band Metallica, Clackamas Community College (CCC) is moving more heavy metal into its career technical education programs. The college is one of 10 recipients of a $100,000 grant from the Metallica Scholars Initiative, funded by Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundati ... [More]    

40 Jefferson County Deputy Charged With Raping Woman
Wednesday December 12, 2018, 2:10 AM
Jefferson County Deputy Charged With Raping Woman
On October 15, 2018, detectives assigned to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit received information regarding an intimate video that had been posted on the internet without the consent of a person in it.

During the investigation, detectives learned that from July of 2 ... [More]    

41 12 apartments Evacuated in Hillsboro Attic Fire
Monday December 10, 2018, 2:03 AM
12 apartments Evacuated in Hillsboro Attic Fire
HILLSBORO, Oregon - At 4:30 Friday afternoon Hillsboro Fire Department Station 6 was dispatched to a commercial fire at the Commons at Verandas Apartments on NE Overlook Drive.

Firefighters on Engine 6 arrived to find smoke coming from the attic of a group of twelve apartments, the smoke ala ... [More]    

42 Officer-Involved Shooting in Northeast Portland's Sullivan's Gulch Neighborhood
Saturday December 8, 2018, 2:01 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - The investigation into this evening's officer-involved shooting is continuing and expected to keep the Hollywood Fred Meyer and Starbucks closed the rest of the evening. The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail and East County Major Crimes Team are conducting the investigation ... [More]    
43 Vehicle Crash Closes Lancaster
Saturday December 8, 2018, 2:00 AM
A single vehicle crash has closed Lancaster Drive SE between State Street and Mahrt Street SE. A vehicle has struck a power pole causing it to fall across Lancaster. No one was injured in the crash and the driver is cooperating with deputies. Power is out to the area affecting some 2600 PGE customer ... [More]    
44 Salem Log train derailment closes many streets
Wednesday December 5, 2018, 4:04 AM
Salem Log train derailment closes many streets
SALEM, Oregon - A train hauling logs derailed near Front Street NE and Hood Street Tuesday night. Railroad crews were able to decouple the derailed cars from the rest of the train. This allowed the locomotive and numerous cars to continue on out of Salem, opening Commercial St Ne, Liberty St NE and ... [More]    
45 Animal rights activists plan rally outside Oregon Zoo over Lily the elephant's death
Monday December 3, 2018, 5:47 AM
Animal rights activists plan rally outside Oregon Zoo over Lily the elephant's death
PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland residents and the animal rights activists are planning to rally at the Oregon Zoo entrance Saturday evening to protest zoo animal captivity after Lily the elephant died Thursday.

The rally and vigil is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. outside the Oregon Zoo.

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46 Oregon Attorney General Approves Psilocybin Ballot Measure Language
Saturday December 1, 2018, 6:25 AM
Oregon Attorney General Approves Psilocybin Ballot Measure Language
Oregon officials have certified the ballot title for a proposal to let licensed medical professionals administer psilocybin, the main active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms, for therapeutic purposes. If approved by voters, the state would be the first in the U.S. to allow legal use of the substa ... [More]    
47 Ashland police wrongfully arrest African-American man
Thursday November 29, 2018, 6:16 AM
Ashland police say they’re in the midst of determining why officers arrested an innocent African-American man following a disturbance at an Ashland store Monday evening.

The 20-year-old was held in the Jackson County Jail Monday overnight on a harassment charge that falsely accused him of ma ... [More]    

48 Medford Man Dies in Eastern Oregon Prison
Thursday November 29, 2018, 6:06 AM
MEDFORD, Oregon - A Medford man with a history of at least 15 DUII charges died Friday at an Eastern Oregon prison.

Darrick William Roberts, 53, died in a hospital near the Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario, where he had been incarcerated, Oregon Department of Corrections offic ... [More]    

49 Napa Valley Winery and Oregon Winemakers Feud Over Pinot Labeling Rights
Thursday November 29, 2018, 5:52 AM
Napa Valley Winery and Oregon Winemakers Feud Over Pinot Labeling Rights
Pinot noir is one of the finickiest grapes, but with proper nurturing it produces an amazing wine. Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency are similarly finicky, and are stomping on a California winery’s claims that it makes an Oregon pinot.

Copper Cane, a Napa Valley, California ... [More]    

50 Ridgefield School District Bond Measure Set for February 12 Ballot
Thursday November 29, 2018, 5:46 AM

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 – Ridgefield, WA – On Tuesday, November 27, Ridgefield School District’s board members voted in favor of putting a $77 million bond issue up for a vote on February 12, 2019.  If approved by the voters, the bond proceeds, along with approximately $15 m ... [More]