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Thursday November 15, 2018 - Times viewed: 8561
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 change last month. The ID bracelet is designed to provide caregivers an easy way to identify patients based on ...

Thursday November 15, 2018 - Times viewed: 8567
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 told the Willamette Week. “He agrees this is something that should be addressed.” The Oregon Democrat ...

Thursday November 15, 2018 - Times viewed: 8547
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 industries adding jobs. That was led by the professional and business services category where 1,500 jobs ...

Monday November 12, 2018 - Times viewed: 8627
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 expect, the non-jackpot Powerball prizes go unclaimed. Lottery prizes are good one year from the ...

Sunday November 4, 2018 - Times viewed: 8653
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 their Sikh religion. The lawsuit says the men were not allowed to cover their heads at the Federal Corr ...

Sunday November 4, 2018 - Times viewed: 8652
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 investigation there were no reports of injuries that required anyone be transported to an area hospital a ...

Sunday November 4, 2018 - Times viewed: 12081
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. ...

Saturday November 3, 2018 - Times viewed: 8665
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. During the search warrant at the Kerby Avenue residence, two loaded handguns were seized as evidence. 36-year-old Odell Adams was arrested at the Kerby Avenue address on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm (two counts), and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree. Adams was booked into the Multnomah County Jail where he is also being held on a Federal parole violation. This investigation started on Friday, October 5, 2018, at 10:37 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to reports of gunfire at the Speakeasy Lounge, located at 545 Southeast 162nd Avenue. When officers arrived in the area they searched the area for suspects, injured people, and evidence of gunfire. As officers canvassed the area they located evidence of gunfire in the 600 block of Southeast 162nd Avenue. Officers also located two unoccupied vehicles parked near the Speakeasy Lounge ...
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Friday November 2, 2018 - Times viewed: 8633
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 June 2016, Dorris was found guilty of shooting 50-year-old Chester Newborn in the neck during a drug deal. Hi ...

Friday November 2, 2018 - Times viewed: 8624
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, with significant front end damage as a result of crashing into a road sign, was seen leaving the area. Three people were seen chasing it down the road on foot. The vehicle then crashed a second time, first into a guard rail and finally into a ditch. The driver fled on foot through densely-forested and steep terrain. Beaverton Police Officer Brian Gaunt and his partner, K-9 Ike, responded to assist. K-9 Ike tracked the suspect for 30 minutes through heavy brush, ultimately locating him hiding under a tree. The suspect, 21-year-old Luis Alcazar-Tapia of Hillsboro, was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless endangering, second-degree criminal mischief, hit and run, resisting arrest, and driving while criminally suspended. He sustained minor injuries as the result of a dog bite, and was evaluated at a local hospital prior to being transported to the Washington Count ...
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Friday November 2, 2018 - Times viewed: 8327
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 Halloween.” The posting went up at 10:06 pm on the night of the 31st. The man was identified as Brando ...

Thursday November 1, 2018 - Times viewed: 8566
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 County after they pleaded no contest last month to 10 counts each of second-degree animal neglect. They wer ...

Thursday November 1, 2018 - Times viewed: 8599
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 Violation for not reporting to his probation officer. The Marion County Transition Center is a m ...

Tuesday October 30, 2018 - Times viewed: 8649
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 on the report of a stabbing, according to a probable cause affidavit that was filed in this case. Upon arrival, law enforcement located Mr. Chism on the ground suffering from an apparent stab wound. Medical personnel responded to the scene and pronounced Mr. Chism deceased. An autopsy performed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be a stab wound to the chest. Detectives assigned to the Portland Police Bureau’s Homicide Detail learned that Mr. Chism and his girlfriend had been in an argument when they were approached by a male and female. The argument ended when the male, identified as "Tim," suddenly pulled a sword from his cane and stabbed Mr. Chism once in the chest, according to the probable cause affidavit. The male, later identified as Cato, put the sword back in his cane and walked away, while using the cane for assistance. Surveillance ...
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Tuesday October 30, 2018 - Times viewed: 8578
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 temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and heal ...

Monday October 29, 2018 - Times viewed: 8641
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. Last fall, a bumper crop led to a sharp drop in prices that has rocked the industry. Prices have continued to fall, putting farmers out of business and cutting profits for those able to stay open. In an article in Cannabis Wire, an organic vegetable farmer details the ways in which Oregon's lax regulations on legal weed have put rural communities in economic and environmental distress. Melissa Mathewson interviewed farmers worried about pesticide and rodenticide runoff from inexperienced or careless cannabis grows primarily concerned with profits. "It's a Silent Spring moment in a sense," one farmer tells her, "because it is killing the entire trophic system in the forest." The reference to Rachel Carson's iconic indictment of industrial farms and the large-scale deployment of insecticide cuts to the heart of the farmers' concerns: Cannabis farmers may be damaging the environment and ...
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Monday October 29, 2018 - Times viewed: 8426
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 nauseous for days and her body just felt different. The 27-year-old massage school student and her ...

Sunday October 28, 2018 - Times viewed: 9000
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 drawing is Saturday at 7:59 p.m. Players can buy tickets up to 7 p.m. Powerball Fast Facts The Powerball jac ...

Saturday October 27, 2018 - Times viewed: 8816
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 and taken to the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Assault in the Third Degree, and Reckless Driving. 

The injured pedestrian was taken to a hospital by ambulance and remains in critical condition and is receiving treatment for injuries suffered during the crash. 
Anyone with information about this crash or Leptich should contact Traffic Division Major Crash Team Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213 or Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov  ...
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Friday October 26, 2018 - Times viewed: 9124
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 area but found only a black handgun holster. Witnesses later informed officers the black handgun holster is what they had seen in the suspect's possession and believed to be a handgun. Investigators believe the suspect held the black handgun holster as though it was a firearm. Huntley was taken to the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Menacing, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Trespass in the Second Degree, and a Probation Violation for a previous conviction of Possession of Cocaine. ...
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Friday October 26, 2018 - Times viewed: 8576
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 agreed to continue leading the College of Arts & Sciences for the foreseeable future,” Miller said. “She is a ...

Wednesday October 24, 2018 - Times viewed: 8629
BEND, Oregon — A former Oregon State Police Spokesman for Oregon State Police entered a plea of not guilty to harassment charges involving his estranged wife. 43-year-old Capt. Bill Fugate appeared in Deschutes County Circuit Court on Tuesday, entering the not guilty plea to two misdemeanor counts. Prosecutors say the allegations stemmed from encounters last year with his wife, who filed for ...

Wednesday October 24, 2018 - Times viewed: 8627
PORTLAND, Oregon — Judge Julie Frantz dismissed all criminal charges against a suspended Marion County Circuit judge the day before his trial. A key witness in the case against him wasn't willing to participate. A jury was expected to hear opening statements Wednesday on whether Vance Day allowed a felon to handle a firearm on two occasions. However, lawyers for the Oregon Department of Just ...

Wednesday October 24, 2018 - Times viewed: 8758
Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports today at 9:45 a.m., his deputies responded to a crash involving a car hitting a pedestrian on Old Salem Road, near Kathryn Street in Millersburg. Deputies learned that Alexander Sullivan, 27, of Albany was walking south on the west side of Old Salem Road. The driver Juan Lopez-Palafox, 40, of Aumsville, was driving southbound in a 2006 Chevrolet pick-up, whi ...

Wednesday October 24, 2018 - Times viewed: 8583
DONALD, Oregon - A man from Aurora was arrested today for a hit and run incident. He is charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving another vehicle and a school bus full of children. At at 8:45 AM, this morning deputies were sent to the intersection of Butteville Rd NE and Ehlen Rd NE just north of the city of Donald. They found a yellow 2009 International School Bus and a white 2018 Pe ...

Wednesday October 17, 2018 - Times viewed: 8896
SALEM, Oregon — Lost Valley Farm near Boardman has been fined $187,000 after finding 224 violations of its wastewater permit. The fine was announced last week and imposed by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. The violations occurred between June 2017 and August 2018 include allowing manure lagoons to overflow, improperly storing dead cows and failing to report spills. Owner Greg te Velde ...

Wednesday October 17, 2018 - Times viewed: 8986
SALEM, Oregon - Check to see if you're registered here if you've moved or somehow you've managed to slip through the state records or their effort to register everyone who gets a driver's license. For in-person registration, Multnomah County's elections office is open till 7 pm tonight at 1040 SE Morrison St. Oregon's vote-by-mail system has been hailed as a way to improve voter participatio ...

Wednesday October 17, 2018 - Times viewed: 9124
Investigation revealed that a 2012 Peterbilt semi truck, being operated by Shannon Dwinell (46) of Great Bend, KS, was westbound on I-84 when for unknown reasons left the roadway, struck the guardrail, and overturned. Dwinell sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The stock trailer was loaded with 28 cattle, 5 died as a result of the crash. Oregon State ...

Wednesday October 17, 2018 - Times viewed: 8616
On October 20, 2018, Beaverton Police Department, along with Safe Kids Coalition of Washington County and Kuni Auto Center, will be offering a free child safety seat clinic. The clinic will run from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Kuni Auto Center located at 3725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005. Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death nationwide for children ages 1-12. In 20 ...

Monday October 15, 2018 - Times viewed: 8600
ONTARIO, Oregon — The Snake River Correctional Institution at Ontario, Oregon was placed on lockdown not long after an inmate allegedly assaulted a staff member. Prison officials say the assault happened around 10:30 Saturday morning. The staff member at the prison was hospitalized with unknown injuries. Seven other security personnel were taken to the hospital but have since been releas ...


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