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Wednesday June 21, 2017 - Times viewed: 9307
On June 20, 2017 at approximately 4:00PM, the Oregon State Police responded to a motorcycle crash on Highway 140 near milepost 18, which is 18 miles east of White City, in Jackson County. The preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle was eastbound on Highway 140 and the operator failed to recognize that traffic had slowed/stopped for a turning vehicle. The operator laid the motorcycle down and crossed the westbound lane, striking the guardrail. The operator was pronounced deceased at the scene and the female passenger was transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. The Oregon State Police was assisted by Lake Creek Fire Department, Mercy Flights, Jackson County Sheriff's office and the Oregon Department of Transportation. No further information is available at this time. ...
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Tuesday June 20, 2017 - Times viewed: 9371
On June 17, 2017 at approximately 9:00 p.m., Oregon State Troopers and emergency workers responded to a three-vehicle serious injury crash on Highway (Hwy) 20 near milepost (MP) 76 (just east of the Hwy 20/126 junction). Preliminary investigation revealed vehicle #1, 2016 Kia Optima, was travelling eastbound at a high rate of speed. The driver of vehicle #1 was unable to control the vehicle and crossed into the westbound lane. Vehicle #2, 2016 Kia Sorento, was traveling westbound. The driver of vehicle #2 was able to avoid the collision by driving the vehicle into a ditch. Vehicle #1 then crashed, almost head-on, into westbound vehicle #3 (a 2014 Ford Focus). Two passengers of vehicle #1 and the driver of vehicle #3 were air transported to St. Charles in Bend in serious condition. The driver and passenger of vehicle #2 were not injured. On June 18, 2017, Salvador Marcelo Blas turned himself into the Bend Oregon State Police Office as the driver of vehicle #1. Salvador Marcelo Blas was lodged in Linn County. Charges have been filed accusing him of Assault III (x3), Reckless Driving and Fail to Perform Duties of a Driver. The highway was partially closed until approxi ...
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Tuesday June 20, 2017 - Times viewed: 9244
CANBY, Oregon - Today at 1:11 pm in the 700 block of SE First Ave. in Canby (Highway 99 and Pine Street), police and medical personnel responded to an injury traffic crash involving two vehicles. Prior to the crash witnesses reported seeing the 35 year old male, the only occupant of the vehicle, driving erratically northbound right before leaving its designated lane of travel and hitting a second ...

Tuesday June 20, 2017 - Times viewed: 9171
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Governing Board of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 26 at DOGAMI's Portland offices, 800 NE Oregon St., Ste. 965. The meeting agenda is available at www.OregonGeology.org The DOGAMI Governing Board sets policy and oversees general operations, and adopts a strategic plan every six years to guide DOGA ...

Tuesday June 20, 2017 - Times viewed: 9056
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on June 19, 2017, at approximately 5 p.m. in the 9000 block of SE Tenino Ct in Portland, OR. The fire affected four people, including one adult, three children and their pets. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothi ...

Tuesday June 13, 2017 - Times viewed: 9436
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to locate a wanted subject who removed an electronic monitoring device. 21-year-old Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah has several felony warrants after he removed his electronic monitoring device over the weekend. Noorah's warrants are for Manslaughter in the First Degree, Reckless Driving, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. Noorah's warrants are connected with a fatal hit and run crash in August 2016 that killed 15-year-old Fallon Smart on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. Noorah was previously arrested and indicted on the charges but was bailed out of jail approximately nine months ago. Investigators are concerned that Noorah may be experiencing a mental health crisis as a result of the arrest and pending trial. Noorah is described as a Saudi Arabian male, 6'0" tall, and 150 pounds. His last known location was in the area of Southeast 106th Avenue and Division Street. Anyone seeing Noorah is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information or tips on his whereabouts may submit the information ...
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Tuesday June 13, 2017 - Times viewed: 9184
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management is sharing the final results of a study conducted by DHM Research to look at how Portlanders are preparing for a major disaster. The research was conducted from November 2016 to February 2017 and includes the results of a telephone survey, online survey, and two focus groups. Here are some of the findings: - Portlanders are lar ...

Monday June 12, 2017 - Times viewed: 9571
On June 10, 2017 at 2:29 a.m., OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle head-on crash, on highway 101 near milepost 14 (Clatsop County). Preliminary investigation revealed a 1984 Chevy Pickup, operated by Christopher Jeremy COSTA, age 23, of Astoria, was northbound when, for unknown reasons, crossed the center line and struck a southbound 2001 Toyota Camry, operated by Kayla Lynn WEBER, age 27, of Seaside, head-on. WEBER was pronounced deceased at the scene and COSTA was transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria and later transported by Life Flight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment of his serious injuries. There were no other occupants in the vehicles. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Gearhart Police Department, Gearhart Fire and Rescue, Warrenton Fire and Rescue, Medix Ambulance, Clatsop County Medical Examiner, and Clatsop County Sheriff's Office. A single lane of the highway was closed for four hours for purposes of the investigation. Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor in the crash. More information will be released when it becomes available as this is an ongo ...
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Monday June 12, 2017 - Times viewed: 9064
A health advisory was issued today for South Tenmile Lake, located 10 miles north of North Bend in Coos County. Visual inspection indicates a blue-green algae bloom is present in the Coleman Arm of South Tenmile Lake, and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is collecting and analyzing samples to confirm whether or not associated toxins are also present. If present, these toxins can be h ...

Monday June 12, 2017 - Times viewed: 9119
Starting June 20, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) will hold three public hearings to seek comments on administrative rules governing the placement of ocean renewable energy devices in Oregon's territorial sea. 

DSL oversees the territorial sea, which is the seafloor three miles westward of the low-tide mark. 

The ocean renewable energy rulemaking addresses recent a ...

Sunday June 11, 2017 - Times viewed: 9192
SHERIDAN, Oregon - On Friday at approximately 2:40 PM the yamhill dispatch center was notified that a woman of unknown age was reported to be missing on the river, was on a paddle board heading down stream from the bridge in Sheridan. Crews from Sheridan Fire District, Yamhill County Sheriffs Office, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue's water rescue team and Polk County Sheriffs were a part of the se ...

Sunday June 11, 2017 - Times viewed: 9210
There has been a recent legislative change to child safety seat laws. Oregon's previous law only required children to be rear-facing until age 1 or until they weighed twenty pounds. Now, after Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 3404 into law on May 25, they will be required to stay facing the back of the vehicle until age two as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. "Infants mu ...

Sunday June 11, 2017 - Times viewed: 9200
June 11, 2017 -- On June 11, 2017, just before 2:45am, deputies were conducting field sobriety tests on a suspected impaired driver on westbound Highway 26 near SW Camelot Court. As they were concluding these tests on 23-year-old Yash Desai, of Portland, a vehicle crashed into the back of a deputy's patrol car, causing a chain reaction crash that left four vehicles -- including two patrol cars -- damaged. Fortunately, no one was injured. The driver who caused the crash was identified as 61-year-old Earl Smith, of Portland. All four vehicles had to be towed from the scene. Mr. Desai was arrested for Driving while Under the Influence of Intoxicants ("DUII"). His blood-alcohol content ("BAC") was later determined to be .19, more than twice the legal limit. Mr. Smith was also arrested and charged with DUII, Reckless Driving, Criminal Mischief I and four counts of Reckless Endangering. Tests showed that Mr. Smith also had a .19 BAC. DUII enforcement is a priority for the sheriff's office. Our deputies arrest an average of 1,000 impaired drivers each year. DUII is a 100% preventable crime. The Washington County Sheriff's Office encourages the public to designate a d ...
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Friday June 9, 2017 - Times viewed: 9358
MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Oregon - On Thursday a woman accused of stealing from Kohl's was observed by deputies to get into a vehicle. Deputies pulled in behind the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop in front of the store. At the same time, another deputy attempted to position their vehicle in front of the suspect to prevent them from leaving. The suspect accelerated forward, striking the front of the deputy's patrol car, causing damage to the patrol car. The suspect then led deputies on a vehicle pursuit through Wood Village and Troutdale. Deputies terminated the pursuit near the Troutdale Airport after the suspect's driving became too dangerous. Several minutes later the suspect was spotted on foot in the 23000 block of NE Marine Drive. A perimeter was established with the assistance of officers from the Fairview and Gresham Police Departments, and MCSO K9 Ranger began searching the area. Approximately one hour later, SUZANNE SELMAN, age 45, was located by Ranger and taken into custody without further incident. SELMAN was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on multiple charges, including Robbery in the First Degree, Felony Elude, and Reckless Dri ...
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Friday June 9, 2017 - Times viewed: 9145
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland police say that a 17-year-old Portland girl by the name of Effie "Nikki" Shaha-Walberg is missing/endangered. She left her residence unexpectedly on the evening of 06/04/17. She is described as 5'2, 117lbs. She was last seen wearing Grey jeans, Black T-shirt and black shoes. Nikki made contact with a friend in early hours of 06/05/17, She stated she was in the downtown Portland area. It is unknown if she is by herself or with someone. She does not currently have a cell phone or a social media presence. Nikki is in need of medication for a seizure disorder. Police said they don’t know if Nikki is by herself or with someone. She does not have a cellphone and doesn’t use social media. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Nikki, please contact the Sherwood Police Department through non-emergency dispatch at 503 629 0111. ...
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Thursday June 8, 2017 - Times viewed: 9198
PORTLAND, Oregon - The man accused of murdering two men and wounding a third on the MAX train was taken from a courtroom on Wednesday by as he shouted that he had acted in self defense. 35-year-old Jeremy Christian had been quiet as he stood inside a glass cell in the courtroom throughout a his appearance then he shouted that he was “not guilty of anything but defending myself against violent aggression by Micah Fletcher," the surviving victim of the attack. Fletcher was in court for the hearing. Christian was charged with murder in the May 26 stabbing deaths of two men who intervened on a commuter train when he shouted religious slurs at two African-American women, one of whom was wearing a Muslim head scarf. Fletcher, who tried to intercede, was also stabbed. ...
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Thursday June 8, 2017 - Times viewed: 9169
Oregonians smoke weed at a higher rate than Washington residents, and have large concentrations of pot shops in the biggest cities—especially Portland. A state economist says strong cannabis sales indicate that Oregon could collect $156 million in marijuana taxes over the next two years—but cautions that supply shortages and the fluctuating cost of weed make those projections "highly uncertain." The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis on Wednesday released its forecast for Oregon's recreational cannabis revenue. In the first year of recreational cannabis sales, Oregon closely tracks Colorado and outpaces the state of Washington when sales are adjusted for population size. The forecast, written by state economist Josh Lehner, lists four reasons for why Oregon has been able to sell marijuana at this rate: Oregonians smoke pot at a higher rate than Washington residents, burden pot with less taxes, sell that cheap weed to Washington consumers, and have large concentrations of pot shops in the biggest cities—especially Portland. Lehner also believes sales are "poised for strong growth," but not quite as strong as Colorado's second and third years. "Oregon's first year clos ...
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Thursday June 8, 2017 - Times viewed: 9031
BEAVERTON, Oregon - On Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Beaverton Police responded to a report of an attempted kidnapping involving a 16-year-old female. The incident occurred in the 5800 block of SW Erickson Ave. The victim reported that she was walking on SW Erickson Ave toward Sw Allen Blvd when a man passed her on the sidewalk going the opposite direction. The victim then heard someone running toward ...

Thursday June 8, 2017 - Times viewed: 9084
A motorcyclist traveling at a high rate of speed in the wrong lane crashed head-on into a vehicle heading in the opposite direction this evening, killing the motorcyclist and sending the driver of the other vehicle to the hospital. Deputies responded to W. Kappler Rd. near Old Bunker Hill Rd. at 6:48 p.m. this evening upon receiving report of the crash. They arrived to find the motorcyclist, Brandon Brissett, 21, St. Helens, deceased from injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the other vehicle, Tyson Singlestad, 20, St. Helens, was taken by ambulance to Emanuel Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Investigators at the scene found evidence indicating the motorcycle was being driven at a very high rate of speed southbound in the northbound lane of W. Kappler Rd. when the motorcycle, a 2013 Suzuki crashed head on into Singlestad's 1996 Honda Civic as it was proceeding northbound in the northbound lane. An Oregon State Police crash reconstructionist assisted deputies in this investigation. Columbia River Fire and Rescue also assisted after their emergency response to the scene. St. Helens Police assisted with the notification of the next of kin for the dece ...
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Thursday June 8, 2017 - Times viewed: 8957
PORTLAND, Oregon - Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at approximately 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in the 11000 block of SE Boise Street in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. The single-family fire affected two adults. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary ...

Wednesday June 7, 2017 - Times viewed: 9056
June 6, 2017 --- On June 5, 2017, just after 11:15pm, Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash at the Gales Creek Bridge, near Forest Grove. The initial investigation revealed that a vehicle was traveling south on B Street towards Highway 47 when it traveled into the oncoming lanes. The driver attempted to steer back into the proper lane when the vehicle s ...

Wednesday June 7, 2017 - Times viewed: 9006
Hillsboro OR - At 1:00 this afternoon Hillsboro Fire Department Station 1 was dispatched to a residential fire on the 1600 block of SE Fire Grove Loop. Additional fire units were soon added to the response as the 9-1-1 dispatcher received additional information from the caller. Upon the arrival of Engine 1 Firefighters found smoke coming from the open door of an attached two car garage. Once i ...

Wednesday June 7, 2017 - Times viewed: 8902
Vancouver, Wash. -- On June 6, 2017, at approximately 2:20 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a bank robbery at the IQ Credit Union at 15705 NE Fourth Plain Blvd. A male subject, wearing a ski mask ran into the bank carrying a rifle and robbed the bank of an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect fled the bank and was seen getting into a white vehicle. Responding officers saw the white vehicle ...

Monday June 5, 2017 - Times viewed: 9498
On Sunday June 4, more than 1,000 people attended an "alt-right" rally and a large counter-protest, just nine days after two men were stabbed to death on a train. Organised by alt-right activist Joey Gibson, leader of the far-right Patriot Prayer political group, Sunday's event was described as free speech rally for supporters of US President Donald Trump. Several people were arrested during the protest events in Downtown Portland. The three protest events were held in Terry Schrunk Plaza, City Hall, and Chapman Square. 14 arrests were made at a variety of locations due to criminal behavior. 

The intent of law enforcement today was to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment. Groups at Portland's City Hall and Terry Schrunk Plaza were largely peaceful, while a group at Chapman Square required significant attention from law enforcement. During the course of police action, in response to a significant amount of projectiles being thrown, less lethal munitions, including "pepper ball" and aerial distraction devices (ADD) were used by police. 

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Monday June 5, 2017 - Times viewed: 9185
On Sunday, 06/04/2017, at approximately 12:00 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies responded to a report a person at Captains Moorage, on NE Bridgeton Rd in Portland, OR, had seen a body in the water of the Columbia River. The body was near one of the boat slips. MCSO River Patrol units arrived in the area a short time later and recovered the body of a deceased adult male f ...

Monday June 5, 2017 - Times viewed: 9078
Just before 9:00pm on June 4, 2017, a deputy with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office attempted to stop a black, Lexus IS 250, for failure to display license plates. As soon as the deputy initiated the traffic stop, the Lexus failed to pull over and fled the scene. Deputies pursued the vehicle into the City of Portland before terminating the pursuit due to the reckless and dangerous driving of the suspect, out of concern for the safety of the public. After deputies had ended the pursuit and deactivated all emergency lights and sirens, they located the suspect vehicle crashed into a house near the intersection of SE 85th Ave. and SE Market St. in Portland. Deputies arrived at the crash scene and witnessed both occupants of the vehicle fleeing on foot. Both the driver and passenger were quickly apprehended by responding deputies. The driver was identified as 22 year old Ramone Rodarte. The female passenger was identified as 22 year old Sabrina Vasquez. Deputies, along with officers with the Portland Police Bureau, were able to verify that none of the occupants of the house were injured as a result of the crash. Firefighters with Portland Fire and Rescue came to th ...
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Friday June 2, 2017 - Times viewed: 9157
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Wednesday May 31, 2017, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives arrested a suspect in a 2015 homicide. A second suspect was already in custody at a federal facility. 31-year-old Gary Lonell Black Jr was arrested on Wednesday afternoon and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Additionally, Black is being held on a parole violation for Felon in Possession of a Firearm. 25-year-old Cortez Treandre Wade, also indicted for murder, is in federal custody on unrelated charges. This investigation started on April 14, 2015, at 12:18 a.m., when North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area Northeast Dekum Street and Claremont Avenue. Arriving officers began checking the area, including Woodlawn Park, when a caller reported a person down in a residential parking lot in the 6800 block of Northeast Claremont Avenue. Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 24-year-old D'Andre Dickerson, and determined that he was deceased after being shot multiple times. Dickerson was a resident of Seattle, Washington. Over the past two years, Ho ...
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Friday June 2, 2017 - Times viewed: 8913
Saturday, June 3rd, is the Rose Festival Starlight Parade. Lines 1 and 7 will operate as usual, be prepared for possible delays and detours leaving downtown Portland. Sunday, June 4th, there is a Rally at Schrunk Plaza (SW 3rd and Madison). Line 1 will detour from SW Salmon leaving Downtown. It will still serve SW Salmon Street. Saturday, June 10th, Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade. Lines ...

Friday June 2, 2017 - Times viewed: 9295
At approximately 10:50 p.m. On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, a PGE employee called the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to report that a male and female were allegedly on PGE property located on the 33000 block of SE Faraday Rd. in Estacada. The duo were reportedly drinking beer, looking into the powerhouse, and eventually shooting a handgun towards Hwy. 224. Deputies responded to the scene. They arrived in the area and attempted to stop the vehicle -- a Car2Go ride-sharing Mercedes sedan -- as it fled the scene. Deputies pursued. The chase continued for over 16 minutes eastbound on Hwy. 224, heading toward Ripplebrook Ranger Station. ...
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Thursday June 1, 2017 - Times viewed: 9421
Cowlitz County, WA- Firefighters from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and Longview Fire Department responded to a structure fire Wednesday morning at 4:11 in the 100 block of Yelton Drive. A sleeping resident heard an explosion and saw heavy fire on the side of the house; she then notified her mother to get out of the house and called for help. Fire crews arrived to find multiple cars on the left side of the house on fire and heavy smoke coming from the residence; the adult daughter and her elderly mother were out of the home. The husband was notified at work and later arrived. Firefighters extinguished the fire in 45 minutes and checked for extension into the attic of the single story home. Three fire engines, a brush engine, and an ambulance from American Medical Response (AMR), and two chief officers responded to the fire. Cowlitz County PUD also responded to the incident. The elderly woman was treated and transported by AMR to Peace Health St. John's Medical Center for smoke inhalation. Four family pets (three cats and a dog) perished in the fire. No other injuries were reported. American Red Cross will be supporting the family with food, shelter, and other resources as needed ...
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