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1 Couple displaced from afternoon house fire
Saturday February 22, 2020, 2:39 AM
Couple displaced from afternoon house fire
Cowlitz County, Washington- At just after 3PM, neighbors and a school bus driver reported a house on fire with an elderly couple that may still be inside.

When Firefighters arrived on the scene the house was ablaze. Firefighters began extinguishing the fire with multiple hose lines and sea ... [More]    

2 Two Car collision in Hazel Dell kills Washougal Woman
Wednesday February 19, 2020, 6:38 AM
On 2/18/2020 at 7:31 hours, EMS and CCSO personnel responded to the 3600 block of NE 78th Street for the report of a two vehicle collision. Upon arrival, EMS personnel attempted to resuscitate a driver at the scene, but were unsuccessful.

Scene evidence and witness statements revealed that ... [More]    

3 Fight Involving a Gun at Convenience Store, 1 Person Shot
Saturday February 15, 2020, 2:12 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man is being treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound after a fight involving a gun in the Portsmouth Neighborhood.

On Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8:14p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance at a convenience store in the 6100 b ... [More]    

4 Officer Involved Shooting in Silverton, Marion County
Saturday February 15, 2020, 2:11 AM
SILVERTON, Oregon - On February 14, 2020 at approximately 12:40 P.M., Silverton Police Department personnel responded to a reported domestic violence disturbance at 911 Reserve St. Apt.#3, in Silverton.

Shortly after arriving, officers located the involved man, William Bluestone (21) of Bend ... [More]    

5 Driver Identified in Deadly I-205 Crash
Tuesday February 11, 2020, 6:58 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - The driver that was killed in Saturday's crash on the Glenn Jackson Bridge is identified as Yevgeniy L. Kovalenko, 25, of Gresham. His family has been notified of his death.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is still ongoing, but speed is believed to be a key c ... [More]    

6 Shooting at Car Dealership
Sunday February 9, 2020, 8:51 AM
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - On February 8, at about 9:30am, Forest Grove Police were sent to the Doherty Ford Dealership at 4223 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove for a reported disturbance.

On arrival police learned that a subject had fired a .308 caliber bullet at a truck owned by the dealership a ... [More]    

7 21 people evacuated from Umatilla County flood
Sunday February 9, 2020, 8:48 AM
21 people evacuated from Umatilla County flood

Pendleton – On Saturday, February 8th, the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office reported there were successful evacuation efforts using two helicopters in areas affected by county flooding. Helicopters provided by the National Guard and Umatilla County Search and Rescue personnel both worked ... [More]    

8 24-year-old woman killed on Hwy 30 In Clatsop County
Friday February 7, 2020, 4:32 AM
24-year-old woman killed on Hwy 30 In Clatsop County
On Thursday, February 6, 2020 at approximately 11:18 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 30 near milepost 92.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Buick LeSabre, operated by Emilee Mabey (24) of Ocean Park, WA. was westbound ... [More]    

9 Second Alarm Apartment Fire at SE Foster Rd.
Tuesday February 4, 2020, 8:11 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - Last night at at 7:19 PM Portland Firefighters were called to an apartment on the 13000 block of SE Foster Rd. When they arrived firefighters found a second floor apartment burning with flames rapidly moving the the third floor apartment above. The location of the burning apartmen ... [More]    
10 Keizer Police Investigating Suspicious Death
Tuesday February 4, 2020, 8:09 AM
On February 3, 2020, at about 8:30 PM, Keizer police officers were dispatched to a parking lot in the area of 2555 Jorie Lane NE to a report of a motor vehicle crash. Officers discovered a deceased adult male at the location inside the crashed car. The death was suspicious and not consistent with th ... [More]    
11 Woman Driving Car Shot Near Lloyd Center
Sunday February 2, 2020, 5:27 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - A victim is recovering from a gunshot wound that is believed to be non-life threatening after a shooting in the Eliot/Irvington/Lloyd District neighborhoods.

On Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 1:50a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of someone shot outsid ... [More]    

12 Two Fires in Lebanon Fire District
Friday January 31, 2020, 3:52 AM
The Lebanon Fire District responded to 2 reported structure fires within 30 minutes of each other this evening, the first fire coming in at 10:00 pm. The fire was reported to be a stove on fire while the occupant was cooking. Upon arrival of the IC, the only occupant of the house told firefighters t ... [More]    
13 Major Crash Team Activation, SE 122nd Ave/Burnside Closed
Friday January 31, 2020, 3:51 AM
The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and East Burnside Street to assist in a traffic crash investigation involving serious injuries.

Streets closed in the area, including 122nd Avenue between Northeast Glisan Street and Southeast Stark Street, and Ea ... [More]    

14 Gov. Kate Brown’s New 2020 Census Website Could Help Secure Oregon’s 6th Congressional Seat
Tuesday January 28, 2020, 4:29 AM
Gov. Kate Brown’s New 2020 Census Website Could Help Secure Oregon’s 6th Congressional Seat
Gov. Kate Brown unveiled a new website last week to let Oregonians know about the upcoming 2020 census in hopes of getting full participation so the state is represented accurately.

It includes background information, why participation matters and a timeline of events.

Getting an acc ... [More]    

15 Two Fires, Keep Lebanon Firefighters Busy
Tuesday January 28, 2020, 4:23 AM
Lebanon fire crews battled two working house fires within a 5-hour span on Friday night, stretching their available resources thin and testing the endurance of responders. The first fire came in at 5:38 p.m. at 30033 Fairview Road with reports of heavy smoke within the home. Both occupants were able ... [More]    
16 Dead Man Found Beside Hwy 101 in Coos County
Tuesday January 28, 2020, 4:21 AM
On Monday, January 27, 2020 at approximately 9:21 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers were dispatched to the report of a deceased person beside Hwy 101 near milepost 278 (Two Mile Lane).

Preliminary investigation revealed the deceased male, identified as William Schippert (44) of Bandon, had ... [More]    

17 Man Sentenced to prison in death of 19-year-old Portland girl
Saturday January 25, 2020, 3:10 AM
Man Sentenced to prison in death of 19-year-old Portland girl
PORTLAND, Oregon Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced today that 27-year-old Adam Alexander Valle has changed his plea and received an 85 month prison sentence for recklessly causing the death of 19-year-old Heaven Leigh Mathews while operating a stolen vehicle under the influe ... [More]    
18 Shooting in Hazelwood Neighborhood, Occupied House Struck
Saturday January 25, 2020, 3:02 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - East Precinct and the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) are investigating a shooting this evening in the Hazelwood neighborhood that left an occupied house and a parked car with bullet strikes.

On Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:27p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to r ... [More]    

19 Woman Arrested in Connection with September 2019 Shooting
Thursday January 23, 2020, 6:19 AM
Woman Arrested in Connection with September 2019 Shooting
Detectives from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit have continued investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting death of Philip Cloud on September 23, 2019. As part of the ongoing investigation, detectives executed several search warrants and interviewed dozens ... [More]    
20 Man Arrested for Attempted Armed Robbery
Thursday January 23, 2020, 6:09 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 8:04 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to the 1600 block of Northeast Grand Avenue on a report of an attempted robbery involving a weapon.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted a subject in the area of Northeast 6th Avenue and ... [More]    

21 Gresham U.S. Bank Fires Woman For Helping struggling man at Christmas
Sunday January 19, 2020, 2:54 AM
Gresham U.S. Bank Fires Woman For Helping struggling man at Christmas
PORTLAND, Oregon - Emily James from Portland says she was terminated from her jog at U.S. Bankafter helping a struggling customer get home to his family on Christmas Eve by giving him $20 of her own money.

Emily worked as a senior banker at a U.S. Bank call center in Portland when she receiv ... [More]    

22 Barricaded male who set fire to house arrested
Thursday January 16, 2020, 8:42 AM
Vancouver, Wash. –On January 15, 2020 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the 3200 block of NW Division Avenue for a restraining order violation. Officers made verbal contact with a male inside the residence, who was in violation of the restraining order, and who refused to exi ... [More]    
23 Man Arrested in Connection with Thefts, Two Guns Recovered
Thursday January 16, 2020, 8:41 AM
On January 2, 2020 there was a string of thefts from vehicles in the Sandy area. The Sandy Police Department was assisted in the investigation in the coming days by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Gresham Police Department, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Portland Police Bureau. At the ... [More]    
24 Reward offered for missing 20-year-old Allyson Watterson
Tuesday January 14, 2020, 10:41 PM
Reward offered for missing 20-year-old  Allyson Watterson
NORTH PLAINS, Oregon – During its third week, the search for a missing Oregon woman has been suspended in a specific area.

However, Rescue commander Tony Morris of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday that it is suspending the active search for Allyson Watterson, a 20-ye ... [More]    

25 Man dies in Oregon coast crash, dog goes missing
Tuesday January 14, 2020, 10:24 PM
Man dies in Oregon coast crash, dog goes missing
NETARTS, Ore. – A 41-year-old Oregon man died Sunday afternoon when he crashed into a ravine along a coastal road, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office said.

The crash was reported at about 3:40 p.m. along Whiskey Creek Road.

Initial reports state that Jarrod Christensen, 41, of Clo ... [More]    

26 Oregon State Police investigating three people being swept into the ocean
Monday January 13, 2020, 2:47 AM
POLICE REPORT: The adult male and father of the two children is being identified as Jeremy Stiles (47) from Portland.

The officer that entered the ocean is from the Manzanita Police Department and is requesting no media interviews at this time.

On Saturday, January 11, 2020, at appr ... [More]    

27 Man charged with manslaughter following a fatal hit and run
Saturday January 11, 2020, 6:51 AM

Luis Silva Echeverria-Navarete charged with manslaughter following a fatal hit and run in N. Portland on November 26, 2017

Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced the filing of a four count charging document against 22-year-old Luis Silva Echeverria-Navaret ... [More]    

28 Tenmile Lake recreational use health advisory lifted
Saturday January 11, 2020, 6:50 AM
Tenmile Lake recreational use health advisory lifted The Oregon Health Authority has lifted the recreational use health advisories for Tenmile Lake in Coos County.

Water monitoring has confirmed that the level of cyanotoxins (harmful algae toxins) in Tenmile Lake are below recreational guid ... [More]    

29 Extreme Clutter Complicates Firefighting Efforts In SE PDX
Tuesday January 7, 2020, 6:23 AM
PORTLALND, Oregon - A townhouse was called to PF&R firefighters at 3:50 PM. A townhouse fire at SE 131st & Division. SE PDX was ablaze. Crews arrived to find dark smoke flowing from the windows and eves. They were able to search the home and extinguish the fire within 15min. This prevented fire spre ... [More]    
30 Police Seek Help Locating Missing Man
Tuesday January 7, 2020, 6:20 AM
Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 68-year-old man. Jeffery Still was last seen today around 8:50 p.m. after leaving Portland Adventist Hospital. Still has medical issues and needs medication. He has brown hair, is approximately 5-feet-10-inche ... [More]    
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Monday April 25, 2011 - Times viewed: 8062
VANCOUVER, Washington - A fire killed six people when a house burned in Vancouver early Easter morning, according to the Vancouver Police Department. At approximately 1:30 a.m. the Vancouver Fire Department responded to a house fire at 15304 NE 13th Circle. Fire crews were able to control the fire at approximately 2:06 a.m. Investigators from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit, the Vancouver Fire-Arson Unit,the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Portland Fire Bureau have spent the majority of the day collecting evidence at the scene. Investigators have located at least 6 deceased persons inside the single story residence. The remains of the deceased are being transported to the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office. At this time no positive identification or cause of death has been determined for any of the victims. "It was just amazing to watch, to just completely engulf a house in a short period of time," said Janet Shannon, who lives across the street. Firefighters started spraying water to knock down the flames and protect a nearby home. They got the fire under control about 30 minutes after they arrived. The house was b ...
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Sunday April 24, 2011 - Times viewed: 8069
Giddy the kitty has returned home to her Reno owner, four years after vanishing and somehow winding up on the northern Oregon Coast. Officials at the Clatsop Animal Assistance center in Warrenton, Ore., were able to track the feline back to Bill Tweedy with the help of an identifying microchip embedded in the animal. Giddy earlier this month was flown to Reno in a commercial airliner and reunited with Tweedy, who had adopted her for companionship after going through a divorce. "She wasn't scared or didn't move away when I went to pick her up," Tweedy said of the reunion. "She snuggled up in my arm and she stayed there. I think she remembered me." After the house cat darted out the front door of his home in 2007 and failed to return, a heartbroken Tweedy gave her up for dead or stolen. He now thinks someone in Reno took in the cat and later moved to Oregon. Tweedy, 48, a driver for NevCal Trucking, said he was shocked when he recently found out 6-year-old Giddy had turned up alive in Oregon. "I was really happy to have her back," he said. "When I got her, I had just had a divorce and wanted company. I really missed her company the last several years." A voluntee ...
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Saturday April 23, 2011 - Times viewed: 10504
LANE COUNTY, Oregon - A Eugene police officer was shot and killed during a chase that started on Interstate 105 around 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. EPD Chief Pete Kerns says Officer Chris Kilcullen, 43, attempted to stop the female motorist on Interstate 105. When Kilcullen pursued her car, Kerns says she shot at him, leading him to crash his motorcycle at the intersection of 52nd Street and Highway 126. Officer Kilcullen was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Kilcullen is a 12 year veteran of the police department. He leaves behind a wife and two children. Kerns described Kilcullen as very popular, upbeat and friendly, and says he led an honorable career with EPD. "I am personally angered by this, that someone would kill one of my officers. Our department is greiving, along with his family," said Kerns. One witness saw the initial chase from 42nd street. Bobbie Clark of Springfield says the woman went flying by on Highway 126 in a red car, with officer Kilcullen chasing her. Clark followed the chase. She says by the time she got to 52nd Street, she saw the officer on the shoulder,under a semi-tr ...
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Saturday April 23, 2011 - Times viewed: 8244
PORTLAND, Oregon - Helen J. Frye, who was the first woman named to be a federal judge in Oregon and who presided over a key case dealing with the Rajneeshees cult in the 1980s, has died at 80. Her family said she died Thursday after a long illness. She is survived by three children and a brother. Frye was born in Klamath Falls and grew up on a potato farm, according to her family and biographical information from the U.S. District Court in Oregon. A 2005 newsletter from the court's historical society said she graduated from the University of Oregon, also getting a master's degree in education. She later turned to the law. She was one of three women in the university's law school class of 1966 and was named a state circuit court judge by Gov. Tom McCall, the first woman to hold such a seat, the document said. Nominated to the federal bench by President Jimmy Carter, she became a federal judge in 1980. Her son, Eric Frye of New York, said Friday that among the cases she regarded as significant was a 1985 decision voiding the incorporation of the Eastern Oregon town started by followers of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. She ruled the city was an unconstitutional merging of ...
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Saturday April 23, 2011 - Times viewed: 7910
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A bill to ban the trade in shark fins used in a traditional Chinese soup eaten to celebrate success is moving through the Oregon Legislature. A House committee this week unanimously passed the bill, setting up a floor vote. Hawaii has already adopted a similar ban and Washington and California are considering them. Environmental groups backing the bill say globally some 70 million sharks each year are thrown back into the ocean to starve or bleed to death after having their fins sawn off. They warn that sharks are slow to reproduce and serve a key function in ocean ecosystems, and their survival is threatened by the demand for their fins. Federal law requires sharks caught in U.S. waters be landed whole, but the fins can still be sold. ...
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Saturday April 23, 2011 - Times viewed: 7804
An Oregon Senate committee has advanced a bill that would make Oregon the first state to ban single-use plastic grocery bags. The committee voted 3-2 along party lines Thursday to send the measure to the Senate floor. The bill sponsored by Sen. Mark Hass of Beaverton is aimed at encouraging the use of reusable shopping bags. Stores would be required to charge at least 5 cents for disposable ...

Friday April 22, 2011 - Times viewed: 7857
A Banks man was arrested today after he kicked some people off of his property and then fired a handgun at them. He shot above their heads and no one was hurt. On Wednesday April 20, 2011, at about 12:00 p.m. Sheriff's Deputies responded to 16000 SW Sellers Road, just outside the town of Banks, where it was reported that he was shooting at people. When deputies arrived they closed Highway 26 in both directions, because of the location of the suspect's house and its' proximity to the highway. They contacted three men ages, 39, 39, and 21 who are all from Portland. The men told deputies that the suspect, 33-year-old Jason Clark, had hired them to remove several derelict vehicles from his property over the last few days. One of the men was hurt during the process and they returned yesterday to ask for Mr. Clark's insurance information and to repair the ruts they made in the road when they removed the cars. Mr. Clark refused to give them any information and was upset because they had not repaired the ruts the day before. He escorted them off his property while holding a shotgun. Once the men were off the property they were gathered at the base of his driveway talking. A ...
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Friday April 22, 2011 - Times viewed: 8483
The Westside Interagency Narcotics team (WIN) today announced the indictment and arrest of a Washington County man for his involvement in a complex bank fraud scheme. Michael Francis Dimeo is charged with two counts of Racketeering and multiple counts of Aggravated Theft and money laundering. The 31-count indictment today in Washington County Circuit Court accuses Dimeo of fraudulently obtaining a credit line of more than $2 million for his development and construction business, a large portion of which he diverted for personal use and further fraudulent real estate transactions. A multi-agency investigation established a long-running pattern of racketeering and mortgage fraud beginning before 2006. According to the indictment, Dimeo provided false information to obtain and divert credit from Sterling Savings Bank, and two individual victims who invested over $300,000 in Dimeo's real estate construction business, MJT Custom Homes, LLC. Over two years, Dimeo allegedly diverted between $500,000 to $1 million. In addition to using the proceeds to secure additional loans, Dimeo is alleged to have diverted entrusted funds to buy real estate and for his own personal expenses. ...
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Friday April 22, 2011 - Times viewed: 7816
On April 21, 2011 at 9:37 p.m., officers of the Salem Police Department responded to the Salem Centre Mall at Liberty St NE and Chemeketa St NE on a report of a suspicious device. A Mall security officer located the device inside of a trash can outside the entrance to the Mall. The Mall was closed at the time. Liberty St NE and Chemeketa St NE were closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic for 2 ...

Thursday April 21, 2011 - Times viewed: 7852
PORTLAND, Oregon - This morning, Thursday April 21, 2011, at approximately 6:36 a.m., Portland Police responded to Northeast 122nd Avenue and Marine Drive on the report of a person riding a bike that had been struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived and found an adult female down in the street. Medical personnel responded and transported her to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle remained onscene and cooperated with investigators. Traffic investigators learned that the vehicle driven by 21-year-old Robert Babb was heading westbound on Northeast Marine Drive and the bicycle rider was heading eastbound when the vehicle turned left onto 122nd and struck the bicycle rider. Mr. Babb was issued citations for making a Dangerous Left Turn and Driving Uninsured. ...
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Wednesday April 20, 2011 - Times viewed: 7873
Yachats, Oregon - The remains of two people found April 9 by a hiker in the brush off a trail at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area south of Yachats have now been positively identified by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office as the missing wanted Eugene-area fugitive and his girlfriend who last seen Dec. 24, 2008. The bodies of Nathan Miles Dix, 31, and Annie Jo Welch, 31, from the Eugene area, were identified from skeletal remains and by evidence at the scene. The medical examiner stated that both had died from gunshot wounds to the head. Dix's wound was apparently self-inflicted, but the way Welch died is undetermined. Dix failed to appear on a December 2008 court appearance in Lane County Circuit Court after posting bail from the Lane County Jail a week. An arrest warrant was issued by a Lane County Grand Jury on two counts of attempted murder and one count of unlawful use of a weapon Against a Person. Oregon State Police detectives had arrested Dix in connection with a September 2008 incident in which he shot at Lane County sheriff deputies. Dix was wounded by deputies returned fire. ...
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Wednesday April 20, 2011 - Times viewed: 8011
PORTLAND, Oregon - 14-year-old Shiloh Hampton died at an area hospital this morning, Wednesday April 20, 2011, at approximately 8:20 a.m. The Oregon State Medical Examiner will be conducting an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. Police continue to investigate the shooting. "Any death from gun violence is unacceptable. It's even more tragic for our community when the victim is a 14-year-old," said Mayor Sam Adams. "Shiloh Hampton was loved by his family and friends, and my thoughts and prayers are with them at this time." Witnesses say they heard several gunshots then saw three suspects running from the area and drove away in a car described as a white, late 80s Mercedes with tinted windows and chrome rims. According to police, Hampton was at the mall with friends and as they walked to a street corner outside the mall, someone fired several shots into the crowd. Hampton was hit and the rest of his friends ran for cover. Police believe gang members are involved but have not been able to determine if Hampton was in a gang as well. They're not certain if he was the intended victim. Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Rico Beniga at (5 ...
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Wednesday April 20, 2011 - Times viewed: 8008
PORTLAND, Oregon - After becoming stuck in the up position for nearly an hour this morning, the Broadway Bridge has reopened at about 11:30 a.m. after the malfunction of the lift span. Bridge officials say they were conducting a test opening at the time. Officials says the malfunction was related to a software program. ...
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Wednesday April 20, 2011 - Times viewed: 7908
Portland Police Bureau detectives need the public's help in identifying a suspect that stole a puppy outside a Northeast Portland grocery store. On April 11, 2011, at approximately 2:40 p.m., a man took an 11-week-old English Bulldog puppy that was tied up outside the Safeway store, located at 5920 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. A friend of the dog's owner walked to Safeway and tied the puppy up out front and was in the store for a few minutes but when he came out, the dog was gone. Surveillance video shows the suspect walk up to the dog, pet it, then walk away. The suspect then comes back and unties the dog and picks it up before quickly walking out of sight eastbound on Northeast Ainsworth Street. The suspect is described as a black male, 25-40 years old, 5'06"- 5'8", medium complexion, wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt, a white t-shirt, a maroon baseball cap with a yellow or gold bill, and light colored blue jeans. The puppy, named "Daisy Mae Duke", is brown and white in color wearing a black collar with red paw prints. Under Oregon law, theft of a companion animal is a Class C Felony. Anyone with information about the suspect or Daisy ...
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Tuesday April 19, 2011 - Times viewed: 8088
Portland Police Detectives have identified the victim in yesterday's shooting at Northeast 11th Avenue and Northeast Multnomah as 14-year-old Shiloh Hampton. He was shot after leaving the mall with a group of friends. Friends describe Shiloh Hampton as a well-liked Madison High School freshman who starred on the junior varsity football team. Investigators learned that Shiloh was at the Lloyd Center Mall earlier in the day with a group of friends. The group made their way to the southeast corner of Northeast 11th Avenue and Northeast Multnomah at about 5:00 p.m. last evening when someone fired numerous rounds at the entire group. Shiloh was struck by the gun fire while the rest of the group fled from the area. Shiloh remains in critical condition with life threatening injuries. Police spoke to several witnesses in the area, however, none of the persons with Shiloh remained to talk with police. Investigators consider the persons with Shiloh potential victims and are asking that these persons contact police regarding this shooting investigation. Investigators believe this shooting involved persons associated with gangs, however, have not been able to determine Shiloh's ...
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Tuesday April 19, 2011 - Times viewed: 7909
Sunday morning just passed 11, Washington Co. Sheriff's deputies responded to an injury crash at the intersection of SW Roy Rogers Road and SW Scholls Ferry Road in the Bull Mountain area of unincorporated Washington County. Deputies arrived and found a 19-year-old female from Sherwood, bleeding from cuts she sustained in the crash. She told them that she was run off the road by another vehicle, her car flipped over, and she had to crawl out of the crushed windshield to get out of her car. They told deputies that the other driver left the scene of the crash without stopping. Deputies spoke to the victim and other witnesses, and determined that the victim had been stopped at the red light from westbound SW Scholls Ferry Road waiting for the left turn light onto SW Roy Rogers Road. There was an Infinity sedan next to her in the adjacent left turn lane. She said the car had been tailgating her prior to stopping at the light. The lane the suspect vehicle was in quickly ends after the turn. Once the light turned green, the suspect quickly accelerated, and tried to pull ahead of the victim. In doing so, he struck the passenger side of the victim's Ford Explorer and forced her off ...
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Tuesday April 19, 2011 - Times viewed: 8026
Early this morning, the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of Northeast 110th Avenue. While inside the residence, the officers discovered a methamphetamine lab. Five people have been detained at this point as officers from the Drugs and Vice Division begin processing the lab and and collecting evidence. The search warrant is related to a Gun Task Force investigation. Additional details will be released as they become available. ...
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Tuesday April 19, 2011 - Times viewed: 8101
At 10:15 p.m. April 18, 2011, the Traffic Division Major Crash Team responded to a fatal crash involving a motorcycle. No other vehicles were involved. The crash occurred on Southeast Foster Road near Southeast 90th Avenue. The rider rode his motorcycle eastbound on Southeast Foster. It appeared he struck the south side curb just east of Southeast 89th Avenue. Southeast Foster Road curves to the right at this location. The motorcycle rider continued straight across the traffic lanes and struck the left north side curb and drove over the curb and grassy median at this location. The rider struck a metal sign post as he continued eastbound across the grassy median. He came to rest in the parking lot of a business located in the 9000 block of Southeast Foster Road. Medical personnel arrived on scene and pronounced the 28-year-old male motorcycle rider deceased. It is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor in the cause of this crash, however, speed is believed to be a contributing factor. Traffic investigators will continue to investigate the crash. ...
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Monday April 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 8198
At approx. 5:08pm, a citizen reported a male subject hiding behind a tree in the park who appeared to be watching their family. The citizen moved to where they could see what the male was doing and saw that he was masturbating. The citizen became frightened and quickly got their family moving towards their car while also calling the police on their cell phone. The male, later identified as (S) Davidson, ran away, heading towards the Willamette River, which the park butts up against. Responding Officers started an area check for the suspect. Within a short time, an Officer located (S) Davidson, who was now outside the park fence near the river. (S) Davidson was looking through the fence to where a group of children were. As the Officers got closer, (S) Davidson was observed to be masturbating. Upon being contacted, (S) Davidson ran and jumped into the Willamette River. After a few minutes of being in the river, (S) Davidson came out of the river at the direction of Officers and was taken into custody without further incident. (S) Davidson was found to have been released from prison only four days ago, where he had been incarcerated for similar sex offenses. (S) Davidson' ...
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Monday April 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 7812
Portland Police detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of this afternoons shooting at Northeast 11th and Multnomah. The victim, a 14-year-old male, is in critical condition at an area hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Initial information to police was that several shots were fired in the area of Northeast 11th and Multnomah. When officers arrived they found the victim down on the NW corner sidewalk of Holladay Park. Medical personnel briefly treated him at the scene then transported him to an area hospital. Detectives from the Homicide Detail and Gang Enforcement Team are at Northeast 11th and Multnomah processing the crime scene and interviewing witnesses. At this point it is not clear if the shooting is gang-related. No suspect information is available and no arrests have been made. Traffic will continue to be blocked from Northeast 13th to 9th along Multnomah and 11th from Multnomah to Holladay. ...
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Monday April 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 8100
PORTLAND, Oregon – "The Kennedys" miniseries, which premiered on April 3, 2011 and aired for eight nights was not available in Oregon. The miniseries starring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes was shown on the little-known ReelzChannel network. Perhaps Comcast couldn't find room not only for the series but the entire network, at least not in Oregon. Its decision has enraged many viewers who believe Comcast has yet again rejected Oregon viewers, setting them aside as not ready for prime-time. However, it may not be that simple. The series was available in other locations. ReelzChannel CEO Stan Hubbard said, "We are on the map now. I think The Kennedys' put us on the map in a big, powerful way." How ReelzChannelis one of the entertainment world's oddest stories this year. The History channel made it, yet dropped it in January under murky circumstances amid complaints about historical accuracy by Kennedy associates. Hubbard followed the story from ReelzChannel's offices in Albuquerque, N.M. He saw that Showtime executives reviewed the series and ultimately decided not to run it, so he called that network's chief executive, Matthew Blank, to ask what was wrong with it. No ...
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Monday April 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 7929
Oregon State Police are continuing the investigation into Saturday morning's single vehicle traffic crash south of Molalla that resulted in serious injuries to a 76 year-old Molalla man. According to OSP Trooper Tyler Bechtel, preliminary investigation indicates on April 16, 2011 at approximately 6:30 a.m. a 2007 Honda Civic four-door driven by LELA WILSON, age 79, from Molalla, was southbound on SR 211 near S. Palmer Road when the Honda failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and crashed into a fence. A passenger in the Honda JOSE ARELLANO, age 76, from Molalla was seriously injured. ARELLANO was transported by Life Flight air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center after being extricated by Molalla Fire Department personnel. He was using safety restraints. WILSON was using safety restraints and was not injured. OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Troopers were assisted at the scene by Molalla Police Department and Molalla Fire Department. ...
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Monday April 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 8010
Oregon State Police troopers, with the assistance of the Department of Human Services - Child Welfare Division, are continuing the investigation into a Sunday morning minor injury crash involving a 6-year old boy who took his family's vehicle from their Klamath Falls-area apartment. On April 17, 2011 at approximately 7:15 a.m. OSP and Klamath Falls area emergency responders were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Bristol Avenue near Fargo Street in the south suburbs of Klamath Falls. Upon arriving at the scene Trooper Sabrina Criswell discovered one of the involved drivers was a 6-year old boy who had taken his mother's 1996 Plymouth Voyager van and left the family's apartment westbound on Bristol Avenue. The boy was alone driving the van and crashed into several mailboxes before swerving into the eastbound lane where it crashed head-on with a 1992 Dodge Dakota pickup driven by TAMMY J. BELAU, age 29, from Klamath Falls. The boy was not injured and he wasn't using safety restraints. He said he was hungry, took a roll of pennies from home and drove the van to get some food. His name is not being released. BELAU received minor injuries. She was using safety restraints ...
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Monday April 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 7803
LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon (AP) — As millions of procrastinators scramble to meet Monday's tax filing deadline, ponder this: The super rich pay a lot less taxes than they did a couple of decades ago, and nearly half of U.S. households pay no income taxes at all. The Internal Revenue Service tracks the tax returns with the 400 highest adjusted gross incomes each year. The average income on those returns in 2007, the latest year for IRS data, was nearly $345 million. Their average federal income tax rate was 17 percent, down from 26 percent in 1992. Over the same period, the average federal income tax rate for all taxpayers declined to 9.3 percent from 9.9 percent. The top income tax rate is 35 percent, so how can people who make so much pay so little in taxes? The nation's tax laws are packed with breaks for people at every income level. There are breaks for having children, paying a mortgage, going to college, and even for paying other taxes. Plus, the top rate on capital gains is only 15 percent. There are so many breaks that 45 percent of U.S. households will pay no federal income tax for 2010, according to estimates by the Tax Policy Center, a Washington think tank. "It ...
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Monday April 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 8280
You have until midnight to get your taxes off to the IRS. Only 20 collection boxes at specific Portland-area post offices will accept mail until the midnight hour, not one minute beyond. The midnight-pickup boxes have a special yellow sign. Note that boxes without the yellow sign will be collected at regular posted times.

Saturday April 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 8090
PORTLAND, Oregon - Regulators in Oregon are requiring a mentor will begin reviewing the operating decisions of a Portland neurosurgeon who figures in a Wall Street Journal investigation of Medicare billing and multiple spinal surgeries on the same patient. The Oregon Medical Board released an agreement Friday it said was necessary while it completes an investigation of Dr. Vishal James Makker. He signed the order. The board said it got "credible information" this year about four patients but gave no other details. It did not refer to two recent stories in the Wall Street Journal that have said Makker's name "popped up" when it searched the Medicare claims database for surgeons who performed multiple spinal fusions on numerous patients. The Journal has reported that Makker had the highest rate of multiple spinal-fusion surgeries among 3,407 surgeons who performed the procedure on 20 or more Medicare patients in 2008 and 2009. In those years, the paper said, he did spinal fusions on 61 patients, and for 16 performed a total of 24 additional fusions. He denied wrongdoing, telling the paper he acted in the best interest of the patients and attributing multiple surgeri ...
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Saturday April 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 7842
A single mother accused of committing war crimes in the Balkans was ordered held without bond on Friday to await a hearing on a request for extradition to her native Bosnia and Herzegovina. A U.S. magistrate judge ruled that Rasema Handanovic, 39, who moved to the United States in 1996 and became a naturalized citizen in 2002, was a flight risk and danger to the community. She is accused of killing 15 to 16 unarmed Croat civilians and prisoners of war in the village of Trusina as a member of the Bosnian army's special Zulfikar unit in April 1993, according to witness statements cited in her extradition request. Prosecutors said the witnesses had served with her in the Bosnian military. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Atkinson told the judge that Handanovic had threatened suicide while in custody, and he referred to her suffering a "psychotic event" just before her initial court appearance on Wednesday. Handanovic, dressed in a blue prison uniform, said nothing and appeared calm during her hour-long hearing on Friday, in marked contrast to her demeanor on Wednesday when the judge ordered the defendant to compose herself. Defense attorney Lisa Hay argued that her client ...
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Saturday April 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 7997
Facebook has installed a large array of solar panels at its new data center in Prineville, Oregon, which will supplement the local utility in providing electricity for the 300,000 square foot facility, which was officially opened at a ceremony yesterday. For more than a year, the environmental group Greenpeace International has been bashing Facebook over its use of electricity generated by "dirty coal" to support its huge new Oregon data center – a campaign that continued Friday as Facebook opened the new facility. 100 kW Solar Array The large solar array in Prineville makes Facebook one of only a handful of data centers in the world to install on-site solar power generation (see Solar-Powered Data Centers for more examples).But it also illustrates the complexity of data center power sourcing, and the difficulty in reducing the issue to a "coal or no coal" litmus test. For most facilities, the Prineville solar array would represent a major commitment to renewable energy. The array can generate about 100 kilowatts of energy. The problem? In the data center world, 100 kilowatts isn’t much power. Facebook hasn’t said precisely how much power it is using in Prineville, b ...
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Friday April 15, 2011 - Times viewed: 7814
This afternoon around 3:30 PM, Portland Police were called to the parking garage of 24 Hour Fitness in the 4200 block of Northeast Halsey Street regarding a suspicious device. The Portland Police Explosive Disposal Unit is on scene. PIO is in route and will meet media at Northeast Weidler Street and Northeast 42nd Avenue. Police have Northeast Halsey blocked from Northeast 42nd Avenue to 47th Avenue and the 43rd off ramp from I-84. ...
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Friday April 15, 2011 - Times viewed: 7843
Yet another dredge is on its way to an Oregon Inlet to restore the an important channel to help navigable a better passageway for fishing vessels. The Currituck, a hopper dredge that removes sand and pours it into its hull, should begin dredging this weekend, said Col. Jeff Ryscavage, commander of the corps’ Wilmington district. "This may give us a little stay for the summer, depending on what they think they can do," Popiel said. “If the corps thinks they can put a dent in all that, then we’ll definitely hold off.” The Currituck will work around the clock and replace the Merritt, a sidecaster dredge that sucks sand from the ocean floor and spits it 100 feet away. Some believe the Currituck will prove a more efficient tool. ...
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