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Wednesday March 9, 2016 - Times viewed: 8235
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: 8266
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: 8236
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: 11049
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: 8161
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: 8192
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: 8239
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: 8190
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: 8157
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: 8194
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: 8208
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: 8226
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: 8205
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: 8191
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: 8235
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: 8301
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: 8211
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: 8218
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: 8175
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: 8168
(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 ...

Sunday March 6, 2016 - Times viewed: 8089
ALOHA, Oregon - Sheriff's Deputies responded to a robbery at a cellular phone store and tracked down and arrested an Aloha man. On March 5, 2016 at 6:58 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the AT&T store at 20565 SW Tualatin Valley Highway in the community of Aloha concerning a robbery that just occurred. Sheriff's Deputies learned that a man, later identified as Steve ...

Sunday March 6, 2016 - Times viewed: 8106
On Thursday March 3, 2016, at 10:57 p.m., a Central Precinct officer in the area of Northwest 6th Avenue and Glisan Street saw a man riding a bicycle and looking into parked cars, using a flashlight. The officer, concerned the man was looking to prowl a car, attempted to stop the man who rode away on his bicycle, riding laps around the area. As the officer continued to follow the man, the offi ...

Sunday March 6, 2016 - Times viewed: 8081
On March 5th, 2016 at about 7AM, the Oregon State Police was requested by the Bend Police Department to investigate a two vehicle crash involving one of their on-duty officers. Preliminary information revealed a Bend Police Officer was responding to an emergency back-up call when he was involved in a crash. The officer was driving a marked 2015 Ford Explorer westbound on Greenwood Avenue with ...

Saturday March 5, 2016 - Times viewed: 8141
SHERWOOD, Oregon - An early morning crash occurred in Sherwood on SW Roy Rogers Rd in front of the Sherwood Safeway. The area is notorious for auto crashes and controversial photo speeding tickets. Officers found that a white 2015 Subaru 4 door had made a dangerous left turn and crashed into a blue ford F-350 truck. The Subaru was being driven by 44 year old Donna Marie Barkdoll of Vancouver, W ...

Saturday March 5, 2016 - Times viewed: 8135
Guest speaker Jade Aguilar, assistant professor of sociology and women’s and gender studies at Willamette University, will lead a free discussion on “Mind the Gaps: How Gender Shapes Our Lives”, on Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Beaverton City LiBEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Beaverton City Library will host "Mind the Gaps: How Gender Shapes Our Lives" on Wednesday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. at 12375 SW Fifth Street. This free conversation with Jade Aguilar, an assistant professor of sociology and women's and gender studies at Willamette University, is sponsored by Oregon Humanities. The program focuses on how to better understand the complexities o ...

Saturday March 5, 2016 - Times viewed: 8173
Katherine Rusk in an undated photo released by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office on March 3, 2016. The 38-year-old was found dead on the side of SE 282nd and Haley in Boring.Investigators have worked tirelessly since the body of 38-year-old Katherine Rusk from Astoria was discovered by the side of the road in Boring early Thursday morning. Detectives are now asking for information from anyone that saw the vehicle in the attached picture in the area of SE 282nd Avenue and SE Haley Road: a white, 2 door, Ford F-150 work truck with a full size ladder rack. Anyone with in ...

Saturday March 5, 2016 - Times viewed: 8127
MOLALLA, Oregon - On Friday at 7:17pm, Deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported traffic crash near the 32000 block of S Palmer Rd., just outside the City of Molalla. The caller told dispatchers, that the 2005 Honda Accord was occupied by two males, and that they appeared to be badly injured. An officer with the Molalla Police Department and medical personnel ...

Saturday March 5, 2016 - Times viewed: 10890
VANCOUVER, Washington - An autistic 15 year old boy has been reported missing. Kaleb Guenther is described as 5 foot 10 inches tall and was last seen wearing a light green T-shirt with "Ireland" written on it and blue jeans. Kaleb was last seen last night in the area of NE 123rd Ave and NE 32nd street in Vancouver around 9:00 pm on 3/4/2016. ...

Friday March 4, 2016 - Times viewed: 8211
The 5,400 MW Belchatów Power Station in Poland – one of the world's largest coal-fired power stationsOregon’s senate passed a bill Wednesday that would eliminate the use of coal-fired power in the state by 2035 and stop its two largest utilities from paying for coal power altogether. The bill has already been passed by the state’s house, and now awaits approval from Gov. Kate Brown. It would be the first state in the country to take such a measure. Portland General Electric (PGE) already pl ...

Friday March 4, 2016 - Times viewed: 8119
SALEM, Oregon - On Wednesday, March 2nd, Marion County Detectives arrested, Richard Dean Terry, age 49, of St. Paul and he is being held at the Marion County Jail for two counts of Sex Abuse I and one count of Sex Abuse III, his bail is set at $250,000. The victim in the case is known Mr. Terry and Detectives have reason to believe there may be additional victims. Mr. Terry is a registered sex ...


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