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Saturday March 23, 2019 - Times viewed: 7399
PORTLAND, Oregon - On March 22, 2019 at 6:35 P.M., Central Precinct officers and medical crews were dispatched to the 3800 Block of Northwest Front Avenue on a report of a crash involving a semi and a passenger car. When they arrived, they found a car on its top and a driver and a dog inside with serious injuries. While firefighters and paramedics treated the injured, officers blocked traffic betw ...

Friday March 22, 2019 - Times viewed: 7408
BEND, Oregon - An Otis man was allegedly menacing family with pistol during dispute over noise while vacationing at Bend resort. On March 21, 2019 at 8:13PM, Deschutes County 911 received a call from a juvenile who reported his father, Michael Spencer of Portland, was fighting with an unknown man holding a gun. Using GPS data from the 911 caller’s cell phone, operators were able to determine th ...

Wednesday March 20, 2019 - Times viewed: 7438
SALEM, Oregon - On March 19th 2019 at approximately 3:00 PM, the Salem Police Department responded to the Salem Hospital after the hospital received a threatening phone call. The hospital followed their standard procedures and the hospital campus was placed into lockdown. Salem Police Officers responded to the scene and worked with hospital staff and their security department during the cour ...

Wednesday March 20, 2019 - Times viewed: 7440
Salem, Ore. – Steve Seaquist got pinched a lot on St. Patrick’s Day, but it wasn’t because he wasn’t wearing green. “I checked my Raffle ticket Saturday night and realized I’d won,” Seaquist said. “I kept asking my wife to pinch me, because I thought I was dreaming.” Seaquist and his wife Shirley were the top prize winners of the 2019 Oregon Lottery Raffle, winning the $1 million prize after ...

Monday March 18, 2019 - Times viewed: 7448
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon Lottery Win for Life players have reason to celebrate this spring, as three top prizes were awarded in less than a month. The top prize for Win for Life is $1,000 per week for the rest of the life of the winner. Drawings are held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Prior to these most recent top prize winners, there was a three-year drought from 2014-2017 wi ...

Monday March 18, 2019 - Times viewed: 7452
The victim in this case has been identified as Edward Lanier (53) of Myrtle Creek, Oregon. Oregon State Police is requesting that anyone who may have seen an altercation between the victim vehicle, a beige 1992 Honda Accord, the suspect vehicle, a late model silver four door sedan (possibly a Ford) with no license plates, and possibly a third vehicle with no description. The three vehicles ...

Wednesday March 13, 2019 - Times viewed: 7507
PORTLAND, Oregon - Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that a grand jury returned a new indictment against 31-year-old Seth Thomas Thayres and 35-year-old James Enrico Cardenas. Thayres, a former Salem Police officer, was arrested on the warrant by law enforcement on March 13, 2019 and was booked into the Clackamas County jail. Cardenas, who has been in custody ...

Wednesday March 13, 2019 - Times viewed: 7497
GRESHAM, Oregon— Today at approximately 3:30 p.m., two cars were apparently racing when one of the vehicles struck a bicyclist near the 2700 block of West Powell Blvd. The vehicle that hit the bicycle remained at the scene and the driver was cooperative. The other vehicle left the scene. The bicyclist was taken to a hospital with serious injuries but is expected to live. He was wearing a helmet. Police are looking for any witnesses of the collision or the possible racing prior to the collision. No arrests or citations have been issued at this time. The investigation is on-going. If you know anything about the collision you are asked to call the Gresham Police Tip Line at 503.618.2719. ...
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Wednesday March 13, 2019 - Times viewed: 7499
PORTLAND, Oregon — 23-year-old Donovon Lyle Flippo of Vancouver, Washington, a member of the right-wing Proud Boys group was arrested Tuesday on assault charges. This was a day after Mayor Ted Wheeler complained that law enforcement was basically ignoring violent protests in Portland. Protests occur often in Portland and police have at times struggled to contain violent clashes. “In what ...

Wednesday March 13, 2019 - Times viewed: 7498
Two members of the far-right "Proud Boys" group have been have been indicted on felony and misdemeanor assault charges after an alleged attack in Portland, Ore. Oregon Public Broadcasting reported Donovan Flippo, 23, and Tusitala “Tiny” Toese, 22, were indicted on the charges last month. Those indictments were made public Tuesday after Flippo was taken into custody. The indictment alleges th ...

Tuesday March 12, 2019 - Times viewed: 7526
While Oregon lawmakers consider several initiatives that would create legal protection for cannabis lounges, getting baked in public is still a no-go, and the state’s Indoor Clean Air Act prohibits smoking of any kind inside places of employment like bars, coffee shops, and hotels. This forces visitors staying in hotels or residents living in places that ban smoking to choose between breaking the law or taking on personal risk to consume legally purchased cannabis. The good news is that a number of social consumption workarounds are available. This means enjoying your green in a privately-zoned location is the name of the game. Oregon’s half-built cannabis infrastructure has inspired a growing set of entrepreneurs and activists to take matters into their own hands and develop a network of consumption sites for visitors and socially-inclined locals seeking a safe place to light up. Here’s our list of resources for anyone looking for a smoke spot away from home. Cannabis lounges operate as semi-private social clubs with varying approaches to membership enrollment. Some allow for walk-ins and others require an invite. Because they are privately zoned and owner-operated, l ...
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Tuesday March 12, 2019 - Times viewed: 7517
HINES, Ore. — The old lumber mill sits at the entrance of Hines, Ore., shuttered since 2006, a mere ghost of the industry that once fueled economic growth in the region. A new owner plans to have the facility humming again, but instead of making wood products, it will use state-of-the-art technology imported from Germany to process locally grown alfalfa hay into animal feed, supporting dairy fa ...

Tuesday March 12, 2019 - Times viewed: 7505
Gov. Kate Brown and one of the Legislature’s top budget writers on Monday signaled support for using state money to pay for ballot postage in Oregon — a move officials believe would increase voter turnout in a state that leads much of the nation in voter participation. But in a budget year when cuts are likely, the uncertain price tag behind that effort could prove tricky. Brown and state ...

Friday March 8, 2019 - Times viewed: 7563
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Thursday, March 7, 2019, East Precinct Officers responded to a call of someone stabbed at Franklin High School, located at 5405 SE Woodward Street. The stabbing victim was located in the health clinic at the school. The victim is an 18 year-old male student. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The injuries are reported to be non-life threatening. ...

Thursday March 7, 2019 - Times viewed: 7558
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, police entered the Hosford Middle School in the 2300 block of Southeast 28th Place. Multiple callers reported seeing an agitated male who was yelling and appeared to be armed with a hatchet. Additionally, the male was taking his clothing off. Hosford Middle School was placed into lockdown as a precaution. Officers arrived and contacted the male w ...

Thursday March 7, 2019 - Times viewed: 7598
On February 27, 2019 at approximately 7:00 P.M. Deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of suspicious activity near 2nd St. in Yachats, Oregon. Initial dispatch information reported the possibility that a bullet passed through a residential living room window. Shortly after arrival deputies determined a bullet had in fact penetrated the double pane exterior win ...

Thursday March 7, 2019 - Times viewed: 7592
OREGON CITY – The news can represent and misrepresent the facts and it can difficult to find accurate information to make decisions for our communities. To help break through the clutter, the Clackamas Community College library has partnered with Oregon Humanities to host a free conversation, “Beyond Fake News: How We Find Accurate Information about the World,” Thursday, March 14, 3-5 p.m. Led ...

Tuesday March 5, 2019 - Times viewed: 7605
PORTLAND, Oregon - oday, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that a 12-person jury unanimously convicted 29-year-old Abigail Kim of one count of rape in the second degree, one count of sodomy in the second degree and six counts of sexual abuse in the first degree. During the 10-day trial, the state presented evidence that proved the victim was a 13 year old autistic male ...

Tuesday March 5, 2019 - Times viewed: 7573
On Monday, March 4th, 2019, at 9:06 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Walgreens located at 12335 Northeast Glisan Street. Officers arrived at the store and learned the suspect entered the location, brandished a handgun, stole keys, and left the location. The suspect tried to take the vehicle associated with the keys, but was unable to. He then retu ...

Monday March 4, 2019 - Times viewed: 7594
On Friday, March 1, 2019 at approximately 4:30 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 211 near milepost 16. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2012 Subaru Legacy, operated by Maurice Deets (75) of Colton, was traveling northbound on Hwy 211 when for unknown reasons the Subaru crossed over the center line and into the southbound lane and struck a 1998 Dodge 2500, operated by Beverly Parker (48) of Woodburn. The front passenger of the Subaru, identified as Matthew Deets (49) of Colton, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. Maurice Deets was air lifted to a trauma hospital in Portland for critical injuries. Parker sustained minor injuries and declined transport to a hospital. Hwy 211 was closed for approximately five and a half hours. OSP was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Molalla Police Department, Molalla Fire Department, AMR, Life Flight, and ODOT. ...
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Monday March 4, 2019 - Times viewed: 7578

Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation and has no changes to report today. Since Jan. 1, Public Health has identified 70 confirmed cases and is not currently investigating any suspect cases. Public Health has not identified any new locations where people may have been exposed to measles.

Here are the details of the confirmed cases:

  • A ...

Saturday March 2, 2019 - Times viewed: 7599
Twenty companies in Oregon could find themselves facing new limits on air pollution after this year. The state Department of Environmental Quality on Friday released a list of the first phase of companies it is targeting for in-depth reviews under Cleaner Air Oregon, the state’s new program regulating toxic air emissions. DEQ will analyze each of these 20 companies to determine whether emiss ...

Saturday March 2, 2019 - Times viewed: 7627
PORTLAND, Oregon - Unseasonably cold temperatures, low stream flows for hydropower production, transmission import constraints and high natural gas constraints are putting pressure on the regional electricity system. BPA is taking steps to increase power supplies and reduce consumer demand to keep the federal power system operating smoothly and support regional reliability. “It’s always a good ...

Saturday March 2, 2019 - Times viewed: 7650
LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon - On March 1, 2019 at approximately 4:40 PM Lake Oswego Police with the assistance of Newberg Police arrested a 24 year old male, Vasily V. Barbiyera Jr., in his Newberg home. Mr. Barbiyeru. is charged with 1st degree Disorderly Conduct, a class C Felony and is being lodged at the Clackamas County Jail. Earlier in the day Mr. Barbiyeru called the Lake Oswego High School and ...

Thursday February 28, 2019 - Times viewed: 7627
SEASIDE, Oregon – February 27, 2019 – On February 27, 2019, Seaside Police arrested a male juvenile, 14, of Seaside for Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Theft I (firearm), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Disorderly Conduct II. A second male juvenile, 15, of Seaside was also arrested for Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Disorderly Conduct II. The juveniles were both transpo ...

Thursday February 28, 2019 - Times viewed: 7623
PORTLAND, Oregon - 35-year-old Harold Blackwolf Jr. of Warm Springs, Oregon, pleaded guilty today to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. According to court documents, on September 28, 2017, Blackwolf was at a friend’s house on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. While under the influence of alcohol, Blackwolf left his friend’s h ...

Thursday February 28, 2019 - Times viewed: 7647
NEWBERG, Oregon - At about 3:30 PM today, a caller reported a female was attempting to climb over the steel fencing connected to the new Newberg-Dundee by-pass bridge crossing Hwy 18. Police found the woman attempting to jump off and into the traffic below. Police were able to grab the woman and pin her to the fencing then called for TVF&R to bring a ladder truck onto the bypass to remove her from the bridge. The woman fought with police who were only attempting to save her life. Police were then able to secure the woman to the ladder truck and safely remove her. The woman was then taken to Providence Medical Center for a mental health evaluation. There are no criminal charges at the time of this release. ...
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Tuesday February 26, 2019 - Times viewed: 7682
Fresh off of expanding their legislative majority in Oregon, Democrats in the state ravaged by wildfires have put forward sweeping climate legislation. The 2018 election not only replaced Republican administrations in swing states like Michigan and Wisconsin with Democratic governors eager to address climate change through executive action. The blue wave also made blue states like Oregon even ...

Friday February 22, 2019 - Times viewed: 7682
SALEM, Oregon - Governor Kate Brown Friday said that Oregon's switch to a system that automatically registers voters a “phenomenal success.” She said the move led to a more diversified electorate in the state as well as an increase in voter registration among minorities. “Registration is a barrier to people participating in this process,” Brown said while delivering remarks at Politico’s “State Solutions Conference.” “Voting is a fundamental right of being a citizen, and people across the country should have the ability to access this fundamental right without barriers like registration,” she said. Brown also said the initiative helped Oregon, which once sat at the bottom of state rankings for the number of registered voters who were people of color, earn the second-highest ranking for the number of people of color registered to vote in the country. Brown said “the new voters under the automatic voter registration system … are less urban, they are less wealthy, and they are much more diverse than our typical voters that either register online or through the paper process.” The Oregon Democrat also partly credited her state’s voting system, which was implemented in ...
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Friday February 22, 2019 - Times viewed: 7676
On Friday, February 22, 2019, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury returned a not true bill regarding the use of force by Portland Police Officer Consider Vosu on January 6, 2019. On Friday, February 22, 2019, Chief Danielle Outlaw and Mayor Ted Wheeler met with the family of Andre Gladen, who was fatally shot in the incident. "The Portland Police Bur ...


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