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Saturday February 27, 2016 - Times viewed: 8041
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: 8413
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: 8112
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: 8059
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: 8180
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: 8015
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: 10063
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: 8298
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: 8187
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: 8032
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: 8029
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: 8042
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: 8183
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: 8007
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 ...

Wednesday February 24, 2016 - Times viewed: 8066
2016 Marshall Youth Leadership Award Nominees.Five Clark County residents have been nominated for the General George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award, and 37 Clark County High School seniors have been nominated for the General George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award. The two 2016 award recipients (one adult and one youth) will be announced at a ceremony at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9 at the Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks Building, fo ...

Wednesday February 24, 2016 - Times viewed: 8114
File photo of hemp seeds. D-KURU / WIKIMEDIA COMMONS - TINYURL.COM/J2DEL5B

Oregon and Washington state lawmakers are making another try at introducing a new crop to the Northwest: Industrial hemp, the non-drug cousin of marijuana.

For the fourth year in a row, the Washington Legislature is considering whether to legalize hemp farming. The initial, lopsided votes in favor sugges ...


Wednesday February 24, 2016 - Times viewed: 8050
Medford, Ore. — It’s been a tumultuous time in Oregon politics, with public officials arrested, resigning, and under investigation. But is Oregon the only place where this is happening? And is it happening more often? NBC5 begins an in-depth investigation of the recent allegations, and what it means for you. Over the last 12 months, some Oregon political leaders and public officials have found th ...

Wednesday February 24, 2016 - Times viewed: 8007
Proposed legislation to double the state's renewable energy output. PR NEWSWIREBizjournals.com guest opinion: Megan Schrader, executive director for the Northwest at TechNet, on why legislation about coal could have an impact on the future of electric vehicles. With just days left in the state’s 2016 legislative session, Oregon’s elected offic ...

Wednesday February 24, 2016 - Times viewed: 7968
On Tuesday February 23, at 7:06 p.m., a pedestrian hit by a driver at Northeast 15th Avenue and Tillamook Street. The the 27-year-old male pedestrian was suffering from traumatic injuries and was taken to a Portland hospital for treatment to life-threatening injuries. Police say the involved driver stopped at the scene and has been cooperative. Neither speed or impairment appear to be fact ...

Wednesday February 24, 2016 - Times viewed: 7979
VANCOUVER, Washington - On Tuesday, at approximately 7:15 p.m., police responded to a robbery complaint. A 50 year old male had been severely beaten in the parking lot and his vehicle was stolen. The victim described three suspects, all under the age of 18, as approaching him in his vehicle and demanding he give them the keys. Two of the suspects began to assault the male repeatedly until the ...

Tuesday February 23, 2016 - Times viewed: 8024
A business-savvy Girl Scout is funding her trip to horse camp by setting up her cookie stand outside a marijuana dispensary in Portland, Oregon. (KATU/Corry Young)A business-savvy Girl Scout is funding her trip to horse camp by setting up her cookie stand outside a marijuana dispensary in Portland, Oregon. The girl and her aunt set up a sign reading, “Satisfy your munchies,” outside the Foster Buds Marijuana Dispensary, which has welcomed the idea. On Saturday, the store offered an eighth of an ounce of the newly christened “Farmer 12s Girl Scout Cook ...

Tuesday February 23, 2016 - Times viewed: 8015
A woman sentenced to life in prison for throwing her 6-year-old son from the Yaquina Bay Bridge in November 2014 planned the act for weeks, researched insanity defenses online and hoped to be committed to the Oregon State Hospital, the Lincoln County District Attorney announced Tuesday. Journal entries and cellphone and online records showed Jillian McCabe deliberately and methodically planned ...

Tuesday February 23, 2016 - Times viewed: 8050
SALEM, Oregon - Volunteers are invited to help plant trees and shrubs at Willamette Mission State Park on Saturday, Feb. 27 as part of a habitat restoration project coordinated by Willamette Riverkeeper in partnership with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. 

The work party is part of the Willamette Mission Floodplain Reforestation Project, which aims to restore vital fish and ...

Tuesday February 23, 2016 - Times viewed: 8329
On February 22, 2016, detectives with the Oregon State Police arrested Florence Marie RALEY, age 56, Melissa Ann SHANHOLTZER, age 24 and John Sterling MARTIN, age 29 (all of Klamath Falls) in relation to abuse and mistreatment of an adult female victim. The victim was related by marriage to RALEY and lived with the three suspects. 

The investigation began when the victim arrived at the ...

Tuesday February 23, 2016 - Times viewed: 8174
Cross-laminated timber panels may not yet be regular sights at commercial construction projects across the country, but the mainstream media is taking notice. Newsweek Saturday dedicated more than 1,500 words to CLT panels, advanced wood products strong enough to use as load-bearing walls and floors in high-rise buildings. Earlier this month, I wrote an in-depth story about CLT technology an ...

Tuesday February 23, 2016 - Times viewed: 8115
Sen. Ted Ferrioli said the plan ultimately would have little effect on carbon emissions. CATHY CHENEY | PORTLAND BUSINESS JOURNALThe anti-coal bill passed last week by the Oregon House will have a new look when it gets to the senate. As the Oregonian reports, an amendment to House Bill 4036 would give the Oregon Public Utility Commission more oversight over the plan. The amendment "would give the Oregon Public Utility Commission more authority to control any costs expected from a shift toward cleaner energy." The g ...

Tuesday February 23, 2016 - Times viewed: 7921
Rutilio Chavez-Leon, age 42, of SalemSALEM, Oregon - On Sunday, February 21st, a man was assaulted in the 4900 block of Portland Road NE. Detectives say that Rutilio Chavez-Leon, age 42, of Salem was drinking heavily with his uncle when they began fighting. During that fight, the victim Enedino Leon-Lopez, age 53, was stabbed several times from an unknown object. Mr. Leon-Lopez was initially taken to the Salem Hospital and then l ...

Tuesday February 23, 2016 - Times viewed: 7933
SALEM, Oregon - On Monday afternoon at about 2:20 p.m., a crash occurred on Interstate 5 involving an Oregon State Trooper and another motorist. Deputies were on scene for approximately one hour and one south bound lane of traffic was affected during the investigation. Deputies concluded that Trenton Simon, age 25, of Scio was traveling south on Interstate 5 near the D Street overpass. Mr. Sim ...

Tuesday February 23, 2016 - Times viewed: 8125
Kelso- Firefighters from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and Longview Fire responded to a structure fire Tuesday morning at 3:07 in the 1000 block on N. 2nd Ave. The fire started in the kitchen after food was left on the stove which ignited the wall and cabinet above it. The four residents were able to evacuate the home with their dog after noticing smoke coming from the kitchen. Fire crews extinguished a ...

Monday February 22, 2016 - Times viewed: 8114
Three bills to amend Oregon's marijuana laws are expected to pass into law this month. Bills to eliminate residency requirements for pot business ownership, give lenders legal protections and combine medical and recreational cannabis retail outlets all moved forward easily in the Oregon Legislature last week, though none have yet become law. While all relate to cannabis, the three bills seek t ...


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