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Wednesday March 2, 2016 - Times viewed: 11014
On Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at approximately 5:00 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol Deputies were dispatched on a report of a body spotted on the east bank of the Willamette River near the south shoreline of Swan Island. A passerby walking a path in the area spotted the body and called in the report. MCSO River Patrol deputies arrived in the area and recovered the body of a decease ...

Tuesday March 1, 2016 - Times viewed: 8059
WOODLAND, Washingon - Woodland Public Schools provides free books to K-4 students through the Reading is Fundamental Program to encourage and motivate younger students to discover their love of reading. Shae Lindsay serves as the librarian for Woodland Primary School and Woodland Intermediate School where she uses the Reading is Fundamental Program to motivate students to read. "The idea of th ...

Tuesday March 1, 2016 - Times viewed: 8075
ASTORIA, Oregon - On Monday at about at about 5:20 PM, two cars were involved in a head-on crash on 30 about 20 miles east of Astoria. A 2003 Ford Focus was traveling eastbound on Highway 30 when it drifted onto the shoulder. The driver lost control, crossed over into the westbound lane of travel, and struck a 2013 Ford Fusion head-on. The driver of the Focus, Randall T HAINES, age 29, of ...

Tuesday March 1, 2016 - Times viewed: 7987
Hundreds of yards of fence along the Springwater Corridor Trail was in ruins Monday after vandals knocked it down. The fence was meant to protect the 60-acre Gresham Woods area from camping, vandalism and other crime. OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA. GRESHAM, Oregon - The City of Gresham has fenced a 60-acre open space commonly known as Gresham Woods, and closed the area to public use due to environmental degradation caused by foot traffic, camping and other activity. Much of the area has been destroyed by vandals including the temporary fencing that had been installed. Gresham Police are investigating the vandalism and offering a $500 rewa ...

Monday February 29, 2016 - Times viewed: 8028
Arizona rancher LaVoy Finicum near Burns, Oregon  (AP photo/Rick Bowmer)Simply put, protests serve to create change. The success of a protest depends on the subject and the manner in which it is conducted. A major role which plays into the success of a protest is the attention it draws, and what better way to draw attention to something than death? Martyrdom. Dying with a purpose. When successful, the attention of a movement intensifies substantially. Martyrdom mak ...

Monday February 29, 2016 - Times viewed: 8011
A screen shot from Tin House's website. A national magazine now has a firm Portland connection. Win McCormack, who heads the Tin House publishing family, purchased The New Republic late last week. The Wall Street Journal first reported the transaction. McCormack bought the left-leaning publication from Chris Hughes, who'd co-founded Facebook and, as Willamette Week notes, flailed as he attempted to move the pub "from its fusty print ...

Monday February 29, 2016 - Times viewed: 8033
House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson introduced an amendment that extends the time limit to complete a background check from three days to 10 days. (Photo: JenniferForOregon.com)SALEM, Oregon - A bill to increase the length of time authorities are given to process background checks for firearm purchases from 3 to 10 days could be dead on arrival in the Oregon Senate. The Oregonian reported Thursday that it was “unlikely” for HB 4147 — which squeaked through the House on a 31-28 vote Monday, after being delayed from last week due to Democratic support being so weak — to ...

Monday February 29, 2016 - Times viewed: 8049
On Saturday February 27, 2016, at 7:51 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Jonny's, located at 8230 Southeast Harrison Street. Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered the business, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect left the store and wa ...

Monday February 29, 2016 - Times viewed: 8047
On Sunday February 28, 2016, at 5:06 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 6900 block of Southeast 110th Avenue on the report of an adult male that was unconscious, suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers and medical personnel arrived and were directed to the victim inside a home. Medical personnel confirmed that he was deceased. Based on some preliminary observatio ...

Monday February 29, 2016 - Times viewed: 8107
PORTLAND, Oregon - A commercial fire broke out at 10:30 last night at 570 NE Tomahawk Island Dr. The fire quickly turned into a 2nd and 3rd alarm and eventually into a 4th alarm. There were somewhere around 350 boats inside. Due to the size of the structure and the heavy fire involvement a "defensive" fire attack was employed. This involved the use of aerial Trucks to place water into the struc ...

Sunday February 28, 2016 - Times viewed: 8071
Cliven Bundy.

Cliven Bundy was denied bail on Tuesday at United States of America district court in Portland, Oregon, where he is being held in connection with a 2014 standoff between armed militia and federal officers at his ranch in Nevada.

The indictment released on Wednesday saidCliven Bundy was the leader of the movement to extort the federal government into returning his cattle ...


Sunday February 28, 2016 - Times viewed: 8046

(Astoria, Oregon) – Two unique events on the north Oregon coast celebrate the legacy of Lewis and Clark in this area, over 200 years ago. One is a kind of fun run in the name of the Corps of Discovery to help usher in spring, and another looks closely at one of the spots talked about their journals: Dismal Nitch. (Photo: Fort Clatsop, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park )

On March ...


Sunday February 28, 2016 - Times viewed: 8155
Sen. Doug Whitsett

Oregon’s urban-rural divide has been a constant theme of my weekly updates during my three terms serving in the Senate. Both the 2015 and the current 2016 Legislative Assemblies have served to highlight that ever-increasing split. It will only continue to get worse over time.

Two contentious issues being debated in recent weeks illustrate the extent of the gulf.

Wolf Con ...


Sunday February 28, 2016 - Times viewed: 8064
On Saturday February 27, 2016, at 7:51 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Jonny's, located at 8230 Southeast Harrison Street. Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered the business, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect left the store and wa ...

Sunday February 28, 2016 - Times viewed: 8112
Suspects Clifford Lee Moffett Terry Lee Spencer Jr.PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday February 26, 2016, 34-year-old Clifford Lee Moffett was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Friday on one count of Murder, in connection with the homicide of 28-year-old Isaiah Demetrius Kent on Thursday evening. Moffett's name and booking photo were being withheld due to investigative reasons. The second suspect, 24-year-old Terry Lee Spencer Jr., was located ...

Sunday February 28, 2016 - Times viewed: 8045
33 year old Sky Marsh of Gresham.GRESHAM, Oregon - On February 26, a hit and run occurred in the 800 block of S.E. 181st Ave. A 33 year old male with serious injuries, a 23 year old female with serious injuries, and a 33 year old female with critical injuries were taken to the hospital and are still hospitalized at this time. All are expected to survive. On February 27, a man identified as 33 year old Sky Marsh of Gresham, tu ...

Saturday February 27, 2016 - Times viewed: 7989
GRESHAM, Oregon Police officers and medical personnel responded to the 800 block of S.E. 181st Ave. at 1:10 this morning on the report of three pedestrians hit by a car. The pedestrians were walking on the sidewalk when a vehicle veered off the roadway striking all three. One victim was able to make the call to 911. The victims were walking on the west side of 181st Ave., when they were struck ...

Saturday February 27, 2016 - Times viewed: 8369
Woodbury family.Mike and Nina Woodbury; along with their daughter Karys; have been named Ambassadors for the March of Dimes Portland Market. Karys was born three months too soon, weighing only two pounds. Her story of premature birth has a happy ending, and the family is sharing it to raise awareness for what is the number one killer of babies. They want to promote a story of hope and also stress the need for mor ...

Saturday February 27, 2016 - Times viewed: 8075
The Buck Mountain Trail inside Silver Falls State Park, as seen on OregonHikers.org, Feb. 27, 2016.SILVERTON, Oregon - Last night, just after 9:00 p.m., Timothy Rentschler, age 20, a Willamette University student called the Oregon State Police and reported that he was lost and needed help. After being unable to find Mr. Rentschler the Oregon State Police requested assistance from the Marion County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Teams. "Cold and wet, but okay", that is how Search and Res ...

Friday February 26, 2016 - Times viewed: 8024
HAZEL DELL - At about 12:30 PM today, the Umpqua Bank located at 600 NE 99th Street in Hazel Dell was held up by a lone suspect. The white male is described as being in his early to mid 30's, 6'-0", stocky build with full dark short cropped beard, wearing a gray sweat shirt, blue jeans, dark glasses and black stocking cap. The suspect approached a teller window and demanded cash from a teller. ...

Friday February 26, 2016 - Times viewed: 8143
Oregon has first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus 
CDC offers prevention guidance 

Sexual transmission of Zika virus might happen more often than first thought. 

Oregon Health Authority reported the state's first case of sexually transmitted Zika infection. The illness was spread from a man who had traveled in a Zika-affected country to his female sex partner, who ...

Friday February 26, 2016 - Times viewed: 7981
On Thursday, at 5:52 p.m., police responded to a report of a shooting at Northeast 6th Avenue and Alberta Street. The victim, a male in his late-20s, died shortly before midnight. The Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy this weekend to determine the cause of death. The victim's name has not been released. One suspect has been arrested in connection with this investigation. For investi ...

Thursday February 25, 2016 - Times viewed: 10026
PORTLAND, Ore. — A man had to have his arm amputated after it got stuck in a noodle machine in North Portland late Thursday afternoon. Crews responded to Shin Shin Food at 400 N Thompson Street, where they found a man in his 30s with his arm stuck in a noodle machine. His arm was amputated shortly after, according to Lt. Rich Tyler with Portland Fire and Rescue. ...

Thursday February 25, 2016 - Times viewed: 8257
SALEM, Oregon - The City Council will meet Monday, February 29 at 6:30 PM to receive further information on the proposed police facility and listen to public testimony. The meeting builds on a February 22 work session where DLR Group, a nationwide architectural firm with expertise in police facility design, presented design concepts and cost information for the previously identified, top-two sites ...

Thursday February 25, 2016 - Times viewed: 8145
State and local public health officials are investigating an outbreak of norovirus that sickened 17 people who ate oysters from Yaquina Bay earlier this month. All 17 people, who were among three separate groups totaling 32 people who ate at restaurants throughout Lincoln County, have recovered. One person had been hospitalized. Those who fell ill reported having eaten the oysters between Feb. ...

Thursday February 25, 2016 - Times viewed: 7994
Ammon Bundy (centre), shown here in January, is the leader of the group.BURNS, Oregon - More than a dozen people have pleaded not guilty to charges related to an armed takeover of wildlife refuge in the US state of Oregon. The group of armed militants held the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for 41 days in protest over how the federal government regulates public lands. Eventually, FBI agents moved in to end the standoff and one man was killed. In court on We ...

Thursday February 25, 2016 - Times viewed: 7986
Portland Fire & Rescue responded to an apartment fire at 3180 NW Division St, Gresham, at 3:18 am. When Gresham Fire arrived, they saw flames coming from the roof of the 2 story, 4 unit apartment building. The building is part of a 15 building apartment complex and the fire was in building J. Crews kept the fire from spreading to any other buildings. Gresham Police assisted fire crews with eva ...

Thursday February 25, 2016 - Times viewed: 8005
On Sunday, February 21, 2016 a report was made to the Vancouver Police Department regarding a domestic violence situation involving an officer with their Department. On February 23rd, Vancouver Police Officials made a request to the Camas Police Department to initiate a criminal investigation. On February 24, 2016 at approximately 2:30pm, 43 year-old Gerardo Gutierrez, a Vancouver resident, wa ...

Thursday February 25, 2016 - Times viewed: 8145
Portland Police Bureau - 02/24/16 9:35 PM On Wednesday February 24, 2016, at 8:51 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Northwest 18th Avenue and Johnson Street on the report of a traffic crash. Officers and medical personnel arrived and learned that a motorcycle rider and pick-up truck driver were involved in a crash and that the motorcycle rider suffered traumatic injuries. The m ...

Wednesday February 24, 2016 - Times viewed: 7971
Oregon's cougar population has grown substantially in the last two decades since the use of dogs was banned by voters in 1994 as a means of tracking and hunting the predator. The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife estimates that there are approximately 6,000 of the predator statewide—some estimate higher counts—and Central Oregon has its share. Cougar encounters are extremely rare, but they d ...


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