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Thursday March 10, 2016 - Times viewed: 8256
Kip Rand, director of the Wallowa Avalanche Center. [Photo] Courtesy Wallowa Avalanche CenterConfirmed in a statement published yesterday by the Wallowa Avalanche Center, Kip Rand, the center’s director, died Tuesday in an Oregon avalanche. Rand, who assumed the role of Wallowa Avalanche Center Director last November, was skiing Chief Joseph Mountain, west of Joseph, Ore., when the avalanche occurred. According to 
Thursday March 10, 2016 - Times viewed: 8317
WASHINGTON (CN) - Software giant Oracle sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week, in more fallout from the failure of Oregon's health insurance exchange website and the resulting fiasco.
      Oracle America wants the HHS to investigate allegations of fraud and misuse of federal funds. It said in a statement that federal intervention is needed because Oregon is "hopele ...

Thursday March 10, 2016 - Times viewed: 8544
EUGENE, Oregon - Nearly two dozen children, aged 8 to 19, are challenging law makers and leaders alike to force changes that area affecting global warming and climate changes. They have appeared in federal court wearing nose rings and braces, suits too big in the shoulders and the backs of some heads barely visible above wooden benches. The kids are united by suing the U.S. government, including P ...

Thursday March 10, 2016 - Times viewed: 8328
32-year-old Benjamin Thomas Collura.PORTLAND, Oregon - On Wednesday March 9, 2016, Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives arrested 32-year-old Benjamin Thomas Collura after receiving a report that he sexually abused a massage client at a Southwest Portland spa. 

Collura was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Sex Abuse in the Second Degree and Sex Abuse in the Third Degree. 

The inves ...

Thursday March 10, 2016 - Times viewed: 8167
BATTLE GROUND, Washington - At 9:00 this morning, a fire broke out at 318 SW 15th Ave, in Battle Ground. Fire District 3 responded with 4 fire engines and 11 personnel to find alarms sounding. Residents evacuated from the apartment complex that was filled with smoke. A fire sprinkler was set off in the laundry area of the apartment. The fire was contained to the laundry area primarily due to th ...

Thursday March 10, 2016 - Times viewed: 8340
The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office has released reports from the officer involved shooting investigation, which occurred on January 26th, 2016 in Harney County. We were assisted with the investigation by other member agencies of the Central Oregon Tri-County Major Incident Team. The 360 pages include only those reports that have been authorized for release and do not contain all reports, re ...

Thursday March 10, 2016 - Times viewed: 8246
TIGARD, Oregon - The Tigard Police Department says that for several years, they have been working with the U.S. Department of Justice to obtain the extradition of Homicide Suspect Luis Hernandez-Diaz, 46, from Mexico. Recently, the extradition request was granted and Hernandez-Diaz arrived in the U.S. on March 8, 2016. Hernandez-Diaz is currently lodged at the Washington County Jail. This effor ...

Wednesday March 9, 2016 - Times viewed: 8293
Michael Barrett has been accused of secretly making nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews / AP Photo/Reed Saxon.PORTLAND, Oregon - The man convicted of stalking Erin Andrews at a Nashville hotel is now living in Portland in his dad's basement. 54-year-old Michael David Barrett may attempt, somehow, to find $28 million of the $55 million awarded to Andrews by a jury this week. His dad told the website PageSix.com Barrett does not have any money. "He can't afford $100, let alone $28 million," Francis Ba ...

Wednesday March 9, 2016 - Times viewed: 8352

PORTLAND, Ore. — If your only vision of Oz is in Technicolor, you're in for a surprise with the stage show.

Though the production of 'The Wizard of Oz' currently playing at Keller Auditorium borrows from the 1939 Judy Garland film, there are differences including new songs, costumes and plotting.

"It takes a completely separate set of twists and turns from the book or the movie, ...


Wednesday March 9, 2016 - Times viewed: 8246
PORTLAND, Oregon - High winds this evening and early Thursday. Winds should be southwest 40 to 60 mph with gusts 60 to 80 mph. The National Weather Service has posted a wind advisory for the valleys today with south winds gusting to a possible 40 mph. But that's nothing compared to what the Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington coast will get today. A high wind warning is in effect for thos ...

Wednesday March 9, 2016 - Times viewed: 8210
Majestic View of Oregon's Mt. Hood. The Oregon Legislature voted to eliminate coal electricity generation by 2035.

Earlier this month, the Oregon Legislature voted to eliminate coal generation from the state's future and committed its largest utilities to supply at least half of their electricity from renewable resources by 2040. 

Combined with Oregon's existing hydroelectric base, this means the state will be on track for an electricity system that's 70 to 90 ...


Wednesday March 9, 2016 - Times viewed: 8244
HOOD RIVER, Oregon - Police in Hood River Police are investigating the assault of a Trout Lake, Wasington man, which took place on February 29th. Kozen Sampson reported he had gotten out of his vehicle in the area of 12th and Eugene to do obedience training with his dogs. Sampson stated he was suddenly approached by a man who yelled and kicked his car door into him, hitting him in the head. ...

Wednesday March 9, 2016 - Times viewed: 8208
Eric and Addy.On March 6, 2016 six members from Longview Fire Department participated in the annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. This epic event tests the physical capabilities of nearly 1900 firefighters from more than 330 departments, representing several States, and even an International contingent. Firefighters of all ages, both career and volunteer, climbed 69 flights of stairs while scaling the tallest b ...

Wednesday March 9, 2016 - Times viewed: 11031
On March 8, 2016 at about 2:40PM, OSP received a report of a hit and run that adjust occurred on Interstate 5 near milepost 286 southbound. An OSP Trooper located the suspect vehicle traveling southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 282 and attempted to stop it. The vehicle failed to stop and vehicle pursuit occurred. The suspect vehicle pulled over near milepost 273 (just north of Woodburn). ...

Wednesday March 9, 2016 - Times viewed: 8140
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police are investigating two incidents of stranger-to-stranger sex abuse in Portland. On February 21, 2016, at approximately 8:00 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a St. Johns Neighborhood home on the report that a woman was grabbed by a stranger as she walked her dog near the St. Johns Community Center, located at 8427 North Central Street. The 25-year-old fema ...

Tuesday March 8, 2016 - Times viewed: 8171
Paul Jeffery (left) was awarded the Phyllis Davis Volunteer Service Honor at the Beaverton City Library’s annual volunteer recognition dinner on March 1. Volunteer manager Jennifer Johnson (right) presented the award and praised Jeffery for his hardworkinBEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Beaverton City Library awarded volunteer Paul Jeffery the Phyllis Davis Volunteer Service Honor at the library's annual volunteer recognition dinner on March 1. Jeffery was honored for his service and commitment to excellence over the past five years of volunteering in the circulation department. Staff, fellow volunteers, and patrons have described him as hardworking, ...

Tuesday March 8, 2016 - Times viewed: 8218
K9 JangoThe Clark County Sheriff's Office has lost multiple police K9 service dogs due to line of duty deaths. 1987, Clark County Sheriff's Office K9 Brie was killed in the line of duty; Brie's handler was Deputy Dennis Meats May 1990, Clark County Sheriff's Office K9 Lucky was killed in the line of duty; Lucky's handler was Deputy Tom Mitchum April 2, 2011, Clark County Sheriff's Office K9 Kane was ...

Tuesday March 8, 2016 - Times viewed: 8168
On January 26, 2016, along Highway 395 in Harney County, Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers and FBI agents put themselves in harm's way as part of the effort to bring the situation at the refuge to an end peacefully. I can assure that no one, from the Director of the FBI down to each and every employee who was working in Harney County, wanted this situation to end in violence or death. However ...

Tuesday March 8, 2016 - Times viewed: 8136
On Monday, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Yamhill County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 700 block of S.W. 3rd Street in the City of Sheridan on a missing 4 year old child. Deputies met with the resident,identified as 50 year old Jill Michelle Auxier. Auxier advised she was babysitting for a friend. She stated she had taken a shower while the 4 year old child was watching a movie. The c ...

Tuesday March 8, 2016 - Times viewed: 8167
When it comes to the tech industry, Oregon is, by one measure holding steady in terms of jobs creation. That said, the overall net is pretty impressive, according to the latest Cyberstates study by the Computing Technology Industry Association, or CompTIA. The state's tech industry now employs 92,109 workers, a jump of 3,889 between 2014 and 2015. The overall increase is 14 percent since 200 ...

Tuesday March 8, 2016 - Times viewed: 8185
The Oregon state Senate last week approved an unemployment insurance extension for locked-out workers that previously passed the state House, and the bill now goes to the governor for final approval. The bill will extend unemployment insurance to workers who are locked out as a result of a labor dispute. The legislation was introduced after Allegheny Technologies Inc. locked out members of the Uni ...

Tuesday March 8, 2016 - Times viewed: 8206
Peter Lund, of SuperGenius, and chair of the Oregon Games Organization lays out why he is bullish on Oregon's place in the future of virtual and augmented reality. We’ve entered the age of holograms. Remember Tony Stark building his suit in “Iron Man,” or for those who remember life before 1990, the Enterprise holodeck? We’re pretty much there, and Oregon’s virtual and mixed reality developm ...

Tuesday March 8, 2016 - Times viewed: 8183
SALEM, Oregon - A Salem Police officer was injured when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle as he was responding on another crash involving a pedestrian and a train. Salem Police Corporal Don Chuhlantseff was responding to a call of a pedestrian who was struck by a train near the 1700 block of 13th St SE when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle that was being driven by 32-year old ...

Tuesday March 8, 2016 - Times viewed: 8168
GRESHAM, Oregon - At about 11:30 PM Monday evening, a passenger car collided with a MAX Train at E Burnside and SE Stark ST. Police say 22 year old Taylor Lee Fast of Gresham was traveling westbound Burnside approaching SE Stark. According to a witness, Fast drove through a red light while attempting to negotiate a westbound turn onto SE Stark. At the same time, an eastbound MAX train had ente ...

Monday March 7, 2016 - Times viewed: 8215
Salem Police Detectives are seeking assistance from the public in identifying a suspect in a home invasion robbery that occurred in northeast Salem on March 5. The suspect, armed with a handgun, forced his way into the residence of an elderly female on D St NE shortly after 10:00 am on March 5. The victim was able to escape and run from her home to summon help, but the suspect stole the victim ...

Monday March 7, 2016 - Times viewed: 8273
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Police apprehended a suspect late Sunday night accused of stabbing a woman at a local Starbucks. Seattle Fire and Seattle Police responded to the Starbucks on MLK Jr Way South shortly after 7:30 p.m. for reports of a stabbing and a female suspect who ran away from the scene. A woman sustained minor injuries to her face after another female attacked her with a pair o ...

Monday March 7, 2016 - Times viewed: 8190
NEAR OLYMPIA, Wash. -- An elderly woman is fighting for her life after being attacked by several dogs in Thurston County late Sunday. West Thurston County Fire crews and the Thurston County Sheriff's Office responded to a home on Entree View Dr. SW in the Scott Lake Community at about 5:08 p.m. The elderly woman had gone to visit her neighbor who was not home at the time, but it is not uncom ...

Monday March 7, 2016 - Times viewed: 8194
64 year old Duane Downs.WEST LINN, Oregon - Police are asking the public's assistance in locating 64 year old Duane Downs, who walked away from his Spring Ridge Drive home around noon today. Mr. Downs left without his wallet, cell phone, or car, he is 5'8", 160 lbs, and was wearing a black Columbia Sportswear jacket and khaki pants. Police say they were told that his behavior is completely out of character and his fam ...

Monday March 7, 2016 - Times viewed: 8154
Could a tsunami similar to the one that devastated Japan five years ago this week wreak the same kind of havoc along our northern Pacific Coast? Unfortunately, the experts say it's just a matter of time. Our Cover Story is reported by Don Dahler: In March 2011 the world watched in awe and horror as a colossal tsunami ravaged eastern Japan -- the result of a 9.0 magnitude earthquake. Entire c ...

Sunday March 6, 2016 - Times viewed: 8146
(Warrenton, Oregon) – They were reported seen in sizable numbers in mid-February down on the southern Oregon coast, and now they've completely carpeted one beach on the north coast this week. (Velella photos by Tiffany Boothe, Seaside Aquarium). Velella velella have showed up again, definitely earlier than usual, and now in enormous numbers. “The sand was saturated with millions of tiny vele ...


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