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Tuesday September 26, 2017 - Times viewed: 9442
Cowlitz Sheriff Detectives went to Las Vegas last Thursday and brought back Neeraj Kohli, (39yrs) and his wife, Shweta Kohli, (36yrs) to face charges for defrauding victims of over $400,000. Their booking photos, taken in Las Vegas are attached. Previous media releases, with details of the case, are below ------------------------------- Please see the attached media release where Cowli ...

Tuesday September 26, 2017 - Times viewed: 9382
The Oregon Health Authority has lifted the health advisory posted Sept. 20 for the Link and Klamath rivers downstream to Keno Dam. Water monitoring has confirmed that the level of toxin produced by blue-green algae are below guideline values for human exposure. However, OHA officials advise recreational visitors to always be alert to signs of algae blooms in all Oregon waters, because blooms c ...

Saturday September 23, 2017 - Times viewed: 9924
Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act (DWDA) is the benchmark for proposals for assisted suicide legislation around the world. Peter Singer cites it in a recent article supporting assisted suicide in the Australian states of Victoria and New South Wales. So the latest statistics from Oregon – 20 years after it was legalised in 1997 – are carefully scrutinised. An article published this week in Annals of Internal Medicine surveys these two decades. In this time, 0.2% of deaths in Oregon were attributable to physician-assisted suicide. The number is small, but it is increasing steadily. According to a report in Medscape, “DWDA death rates showed relative increases of 14% each year from 1998 to 2013 and 36% annually from 2013 to 2015. Although DWDA deaths appeared to level off in 2016, it's unclear whether that decline represents a change in trends or a temporary drop, as occurred in 2013.” The reasons for requesting help in dying have remained relatively constant. Pain was not a major factor. "I can't tell you why [the increase] is happening, whether it's that more people are aware of it, changes in social norms or something else," said the author of the article, Katrina Hedberg, ...
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Saturday September 23, 2017 - Times viewed: 10135
On September 22, 2017, at approximately 10:00 AM, the Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigation Unit assisted the Josephine County Sheriff's office with a death investigation. OSP detectives responded to the 24000 block of Redwood Highway in Kerby (Josephine County) where two male subjects were located inside their residence, deceased. At this time there is no indication as to the cause ...

Saturday September 23, 2017 - Times viewed: 9310
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to assist Central Precinct at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Davis Street with a crash investigation. Traffic in the area will be affected for several hours. On Saturday September 23, 2017, at 6:40 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevar ...

Friday September 22, 2017 - Times viewed: 9274
The Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard and the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training hosted the 12th annual Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial today, Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1 p.m. The ceremony was held at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon. Tim Moor, President of the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association, and Fire Chief of Redmond Fire & Rescue, was this year's gue ...

Friday September 22, 2017 - Times viewed: 9153
SILVERTON, Oregon - On September 21, around 7:15 am Silverton Fire responded to a reported structure fire in the 4300 block of Silver Falls Hwy. The first arriving unit found fire coming from the doors and windows catching nearby trees on fire. A second alarm was called bringing in additional units from Silverton as well as units from Mt Angel and Drakes Crossing Fire Districts. Due to the location of the home, water tanker trucks were used to bring water to the scene. The fire was brought under control after about 45 minutes. The lone occupant and his dog made it out of the house safely. Red Cross is assisting the occupant. No injuries were reported by the occupant or firefighters during this fire. Crews remained on scene until 11:00 extinguishing all remaining hot spots. The home and it's contents were a total loss. The estimated dollar amount of the loss to the home and contents is approximately $75,000. There was no insurance on the home. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, however, it appears accidental in nature. The occupant was alerted to the fire by his dog as no working smoke alarms were inside the home. Silverton fire wants to remind everyone that ...
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Monday September 18, 2017 - Times viewed: 9370
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports today, at 12:28 p.m. deputies responded to the 3400 block of Spicer Drive, east of Albany, for a report of a car that crashed into a house. The investigation revealed a 1999 black Chevrolet Camaro was eastbound on Spicer Drive, traveling at approximately 45 MPH, when it failed to negotiate a corner. The vehicle left the road, crashed through a chain link fence and struck the side of a house, before coming to a stop. The operator, identified as Raymond William Huffman, 53, of Lebanon, told deputies he was on his way home after work when he nodded off. Huffman drove off the road, crossing the intersection at Redwood Street, through a ditch, and then into the side of the house. Huffman was the only occupant of the vehicle. Albany Fire Department Paramedics treated Williams for minor injuries at the scene. Although the residence was occupied at the time of the crash, no one was injured. The residence sustained a cracked foundation and damage to the siding. Huffman was wearing his seat belt and alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash. Huffman was issued citations for Driving While Suspended-violation, No Insurance and Ca ...
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Monday September 18, 2017 - Times viewed: 9279
On Monday September 18, 2017, at 12:11 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 13600 block of East Burnside Street on the report of two people struck by gunfire. Officers arrived and located an adult male and female suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers applied a tourniquet to one of the victims as emergency medical personnel responded to the scene. Both the victims were transported to ...

Monday September 18, 2017 - Times viewed: 9375
SALEM, Oregon - Salem Health is investing $3M to expand the Salem Hospital emergency department to meet the needs of the growing community and create an improved experience for patients. In the eight year life of the hospital's Building A, this will be the third expansion to the ED. Demolition started in September. Rapid population growth in the Mid-Willamette Valley means growing healthcare n ...

Friday September 15, 2017 - Times viewed: 9436
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office initiated a Sex Abuse Investigation after receiving information that a 6-year-old boy was sexually assaulted by an 18 year old neighbor in Clatskanie. The identity of the six year old boy and his family are withheld for privacy reasons. The 18-year-old suspect was identified as John Lewis of Clatskanie. Upon investigation, it was revealed that when he was a juvenile, Lewis had sexually assaulted a child in the past in a different part of the state. On 09/14/2017 Lewis was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Columbia County Jail. He is being charged with one count each of Unlawful Sexual Penetration, First Degree and Sexual Abuse, First Degree, and two counts of Sodomy, First Degree. Mr. Lewis was arraigned on the charges, and is being held on bail, with $29,500 security. Investigators believe there could be additional victims. If you have information concerning this case, please contact the Columbia County Sheriff's Office dispatch at 503 397-1521. ...
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Friday September 15, 2017 - Times viewed: 9178
September 15th, 2017, the level 3 evacuation, "Go" remains in effect for the areas of Breitenbush Hot Springs and the Breitenbush Summer Homes. If you are in the area please leave immediately. The areas surrounding the hot spring remain closed to public access and visitors are asked to seek alternate areas to recreate. Updates regarding evacuation in the Marion County area can be found here: http: ...

Friday September 15, 2017 - Times viewed: 9323
Eagle Creek Fire Size: 41,550 acres 

Eagle Creek Fire Containment: 28% 

(Archer Fire Size: 260 Acres -Archer Fire Containment: 100%) 


A community meeting has been scheduled for noon on Saturday, September 16 at the Hood River Valley High School to share information on the Eagle Creek Fire. 


Summary: 

Interstate 84 opened to westbou ...

Friday September 15, 2017 - Times viewed: 9259
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports on September 14, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., the Linn County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received a call reporting a child had been struck by a vehicle on Broadway Street near 3rd Street in Mill City. Deputies learned a 10-year-old female from Mill City was on her way to the School Book Fair, when struck in the crosswalk on Broadway Street, by a 2005 ...

Thursday September 14, 2017 - Times viewed: 9328
BROOKINGS, Ore., Sept. 11, 2017 — A sky full of ash looms overhead while Oregon Army and Air National Guardsmen work around the clock to help contain the threat of fires consuming the Oregon hills near here since July. As of Sept. 8, nearly 600 Oregon National Guardsmen had volunteered to join the fight against wildfires across the state, working alongside local, state and federal agencies to battle one of the worst fire seasons in Oregon’s history. The largest of these fires, the Chetco Bar Fire, was started by a lightning strike near the Chetco River in July and continues to burn southern Oregon in the rural areas around the town of Brookings. With a total of 182,284 acres burned so far, relief crews are working nonstop to contain the threat and prevent it from spreading and endangering local populations and structures. “Every day, on the way out to the fire lines, we pass through the town of Brookings and the locals are always waving at us with smiles on their faces,” said Army Spc. Isaiah Wunische, a human resource specialist with the 2nd Battalion, 218th Field Artillery Regiment. “They constantly give praises, and their support has rallied our troops here and helped k ...
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Thursday September 14, 2017 - Times viewed: 9117
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon's Secretary of State, Dennis Richardson has proposed to move the state’s next presidential primary to an earlier date. The current presidential primary is in mid-May. That's late in the primary election cycle so by the time Oregon voters selected Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump in 2016, most Americans had already had already filled out their primary ba ...

Thursday September 14, 2017 - Times viewed: 9157
CRESWELL, Oregon -- A Creswell man is accused of attempted aggravated murder and other charges after authorities say he shot an Oregon State Police trooper Tuesday during a traffic stop. Edward P. Dungan, 30, is also accused of unlawful use of a weapon, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempt to elude a police officer and reckless driving stemming from the attempted stop near Oregon 99 and ...

Wednesday September 13, 2017 - Times viewed: 9373
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man has been arrested after he threw his girlfriend across the room where she landed on her face onto a concrete floor. It all began late evening on Sept. 10. 29-year-old Shay Martinez of Portland arrived at Mt. Hood Medical Center with multiple traumatic injuries. Due to the severity of her injuries, she was quickly transported by ambulance to Emanuel Hospital for treatment. The East County Major Crimes Team was called out early on Sept. 11, 2017 to investigate the circumstances which led to her injuries. Jose Funes, a 30-year-old from Gresham, has been arrested and charged with first-degree domestic abuse assault after Gresham police say he seriously injured Shay Martinez, 29. Martinez later died from her injuries. Funes is currently being held at the Multnomah County Detention Center on $250,000.00 bail. Investigators learned Martinez and Funes were involved in a relationship which resulted in the Domestic Violence designation of the charges. On the morning of Sept. 12, 2017, Martinez died because of her injuries. Investigators have provided the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office with that information for consideration of additional o ...
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Wednesday September 13, 2017 - Times viewed: 9372
On September 12, 2017 at approximately 1:20pm, OSP responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash on State Route 86 near milepost 25, near Baker City. Preliminary investigation revealed a white 2006 Dodge 2500 pickup was traveling eastbound on State Route 86 near milepost 25, when for an unknown reason the vehicle left the roadway, struck an embankment, and came to a rest on the driver's side in the ...

Monday September 11, 2017 - Times viewed: 9251
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 3 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2017 in the 200 block of Alice Avenue S in Salem, Oregon. The multi-family fire affected six adults, five children and pets. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, cl ...

Monday September 11, 2017 - Times viewed: 9403
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Eagle Creek Fire has closed the Columbia River Gorge. The fire began on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. The Oregon Department of Transportation announced Sunday evening that Interstate 84 through the Gorge, will be closed for at least another week — “the minimum time required to complete rock removal,” the agency said in a press release. The Historic Columbia River Highway also remains closed, with no current schedule to reopen. Most of the day's activity was concentrated on the western and eastern edges of the Eagle Creek Fire. Firefighters built direct line (line right along the black edge of the fire) to the south of Bridal Veil. Along the Interstate 84 corridor crews are engaged in mopping up existing cold firelines and burning out small pockets of fuel. 

On the east side, work was concentrated around Cascade Locks. Crews did burnouts along the powerline corridor down to Herman Creek to establish a line of defense between the fire and residential communities in Hood River County. Oregon State Fire Marshal (OSFM) crews spent the day supporting the wildland burnout operations at Cascade Locks. Firefighter efforts were supplemented by helicopter b ...
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Sunday September 10, 2017 - Times viewed: 9365
BROOKINGS, Oregon - It’s been weeks since Maryjane Carlson has been able to relax. The artist lives in Brookings, a small city along the southern Oregon coast that’s threatened by one of the nation’s largest wildfires. Carlson and her neighbors never know when the blaze is going to move closer to the wooded town. “It’s overwhelming,” she said Wednesday. “It’s kind of like living in a war zone.” Oregon Republican Congressman Greg Walden introduced a bill to Congress Friday to expedite salvage and reforestation projects in the Columbia River Gorge and other National Scenic Areas after catastrophic events like the Eagle Creek Fire. That blaze, which ignited Sept. 2, is now the nation’s top priority wildfire and is burning more than 33,000 acres in the Gorge. The bill would require the Forest Service to begin developing a cleanup and reforestation plan within 30 days after containment. It would give the Forest Service fast track authority to clean up and reforest priority areas such as municipal watersheds. “What we’re trying to do here is clear the bureaucratic decks so that the professionals can do their job and do it quicker,” Walden said at a press conference Satur ...
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Sunday September 10, 2017 - Times viewed: 9290
DEPOT BAY, Oregon - On September 8, 2017 at approximately 4:52pm, the United States Coast Guard received a report from a privately owned vessel of a capsized boat and a unresponsive male floating in the Pacific Ocean near Government Point (Boiler Bay) north of Depoe Bay. The US Coast Guard responded with a motor lifeboat and recovered the body, a deceased male identified as Robert Lawrence Zimmel, age 69, from Forest Grove. The Coast Guard notified Oregon State Police and local partner agencies and a search of the area continued. The crew of a US Coast Guard helicopter spotted a second deceased male subject floating nearby. The second male subject was identified as James William Warren, age 81, from McMinnville. Warren was the registered owner of the boat. The Oregon State Police conducted a death investigation and were able to determine Zimmel and Warren were the only two occupants of the boat when it capsized. The reason the boat capsized has not been determined at this time and is still under investigation. Neither Zimmel or Warren were wearing life-vests when they were recovered and there is no evidence of foul play. Assisting the Oregon State Police with the investig ...
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Sunday September 10, 2017 - Times viewed: 9313
On 9/9/2017 at 6:31pm, Fire, EMS and CCSO responded to the 16800 block of NE 39th Street on a report of a two vehicle head-on collision. Upon arrival, medics immediately began providing aid to the involved drivers. One of the drivers was pronounced dead at the scene after lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful. The other driver suffered no serious injury, and refused medical treatment at the scene. ...

Sunday September 10, 2017 - Times viewed: 9272
HILLSBORO, Oregon - Mother leaves young children unattended at a city park while she acquired a new tattoo for herself. She was arrested and charged with several crimes. On Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 5:36 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office Deputies serving the City of Cornelius responded to a 911 call at Harleman Park. Sheriff's Deputies were told a family found two children unattended in a public bathroom in the park. Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found two children ages three and eight years-old unsupervised. The children were reportedly dropped off at the park by their mother, 28 year-old, Ana Lara from Hillsboro (photo inset), while she went to a local tattoo parlor. The children were frightened when it began to rain and hid in the park bathroom. The children were discovered by a family who was using the bathroom. They called Sheriff's Deputies to help the children. At 6:00 p.m., Ana Lara returned to the park to pick her children up. Sheriff's Deputies believe Ms. Lara left her children unattended for at least an hour so she could obtain a new tattoo. Ana Lisa Lara was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail. She was charged with two counts ...
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Friday September 8, 2017 - Times viewed: 9622
CASCADE LOCKS, Oregon – It is one of the worst disasters in Oregon history for the last 50 years. The Eagle Creek Fire is the number 1 firefighting priority in the nation, officials said on Friday morning. The blaze was 33,328 acres and 7% contained as of Friday. A 15-year-old boy from Vancouver, Washington, lit firecrackers and tossed them into Eagle Creek Canyon, setting alight one of Oregon’s most beloved and frequently-visited places, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The Columbia River Gorge is a treasured place. “It’s where people have their first hikes, where they take photos to send home or post on their Facebook page. Memories gone up in smoke. The Hood River County Sheriff's Office updated its evacuation notices because of increased fire activity. A new Level One (Be ready for a potential evacuation) has been issued along Collins Road in Dee at the south end to Interstate 84 on the north end. The sheriff's office also expanded a Level 2 (Get set to leave) on the northeast half of Cascade Locks. It is being extended east to Viento State Park along the I-84 corridor. Crews will stay here for much of the day to keep an eye on the mountain, but ...
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Friday September 8, 2017 - Times viewed: 9229
HOOD RIVER, Oregon -- Due to increased fire activity on the east end of the fire, the Hood River County Sheriff's Office is making two changes to evacuation levels. This new Level One area runs from Collins Rd. in Dee at the south end to I-84 on the north end, and includes all areas west of the following lines: Country Club south to Reed Road, running due south to Hwy. 281, continuing along 28 ...

Friday September 8, 2017 - Times viewed: 9608
PORTLAND, Oregon - A huge wildfire outside Portland has forced hundreds of residents to evacuate as it ravaged the beautiful Columbia River Gorge and sent sparks falling on communities miles away. The Eagle Creek Fire has burned nearly 31,000 acres since it broke out on Saturday. The fire has burned through timber in the gorge, destroying landmarks in one of the Pacific Northwest's most beautiful natural areas. "Our hearts are breaking," Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury said at a news conference. "The Gorge is Oregon's crown jewel." The blaze was one of 81 large fires burning in the United States on Tuesday, with more than 28 burning in Montana and nearly 20 in Oregon, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. The fires over the last several days have created extreamlly poor air conditions.
Winds sent ash from those fires falling on Portland about 30 miles (48 km) to the west of the fire on Tuesday. Lieutenant Damon Simmons, a spokesman for the Oregon st ...
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Friday September 8, 2017 - Times viewed: 9365
PORTLAND, Oregon On Thursday September 7, 2017, at 10:09 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Verizon Wireless Store, located at 3004 Northeast Broadway, on the report of an armed robbery. As officers responded they learned three suspects had entered the store wearing masks and at least one of the suspects possessed a firearm. Officers arrived on scene and spoke with Verizon Wireless Store employees. The employees provided officers with the suspects' descriptions. Officers also learned the suspects demanded access to items in the store and after obtaining a large quantity of merchandise, the suspects left the store. While officers performed a neighborhood search for the suspects, the suspects were located driving a vehicle in Northeast Portland. Officers performed a high risk traffic stop on the vehicle and its occupants. During the traffic stop officers took three suspects into custody, located a firearm, and recovered stolen merchandise. The three suspects were identified as 20-year-old Harold D. Edwards III, 20-year-old Keyshawn D. Thomas, and 19-year-old Fran T. Hernandez-Fowlkes. All three were lodged into the Multnomah County Jail. Edwards was charge ...
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Friday September 8, 2017 - Times viewed: 9170
On Thursday September 7, 2017, at 10:21 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northwest 5th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street on the report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located a crashed vehicle with one occupant suffering from traumatic injuries. Medical personnel determined the person was deceased. Based on preliminary information, detectives with the Portland Police Bure ...


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