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Friday December 28, 2018 - Times viewed: 9079
Two employees accused of racially profiling a black guest in the lobby of a Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in Oregon are on leave Friday morning. The hotel apologized a second time to Jermaine Massey, who in widely shared Instagram videos claimed he was targeted for "calling his mother while black." Massey was returning from a concert Saturday night when he said he went to a quiet corner of the hotel ...

Friday December 28, 2018 - Times viewed: 9015
HILLSBORO, Oregon - On December 18, 2018, Judge Charles Bailey sentenced Robert Alan Stewart to 75 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to Rape in the Second-Degree. This case began in 2013, when Stewart met his female victim online. He was 27-years-old at the time but claimed to be 19. His victim was 13-years-old. He gave the victim alcohol and marijuana and engaged in sexual intercourse w ...

Friday December 28, 2018 - Times viewed: 8663
On Thursday, December 27, 2018 at approximately 12:58 pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motor vehicle crash on Hwy 22W near milepost 8. Preliminary investigation revealed that a motorcycle, with attached side car, was traveling eastbound on Hwy 22W when it swerved into the westbound lane of travel to avoid hitting a deer. The motorcycle collided with a westbound Chevrolet Yukon. The two occupants of the motorcycle sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene. The occupants of the Yukon sustained minor injuries. Hwy 22W was closed for approximately 2.5 hours following the crash before the eastbound lane was opened. OSP was assisted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Dallas Fire Department, and ODOT. This in an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available. ...
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Friday December 28, 2018 - Times viewed: 8849
On Thursday, December 27, 2018 at approximately 2:20 pm, Salem Police officers responded to the area of Marion St NE and 12th St NE on the report of an adult female being struck by a southbound Union Pacific freight train. The female, identified as Michelle Manis age 46 of Salem, was found deceased at the scene. Numerous streets remain closed while railroad officials conduct their investigatio ...

Friday December 28, 2018 - Times viewed: 8637
Christmas travel will into the mountains, if you dare, may be exciting as well as dangerous for anyone driving Oregon's high mountain passes or even to the Oregon Coast this year. Snow storms may drop 12 to 24 inches of snow onto Cascade Range between the Willamette Valley and Bend, and a limited amount to the Columbia River Gorge. A flood warning is also in effect for the Central Oregon C ...

Thursday December 27, 2018 - Times viewed: 8653
NEWPORT, Oregon - On Saturday, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Deputies found a drifting boat in the Siletz River. A boat had gone downstream and was now on the riverbank somewhere between Hehe Illahee boat ramp and Mill Park boat ramp. A power boat was dispatched Siletz Valley Fire Department made contact with a caller in a field at the end of Wade Road in Siletz. Deputies launched a power ...

Saturday December 22, 2018 - Times viewed: 8754
Hemp now has something marijuana doesn’t: federal approval. A provision of the $867 billion farm bill Congress approved this week removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances and treats the low-THC version of the cannabis plant like any other agricultural crop. If President Donald Trump signs the legislation as expected, it’s projected to rev up already-explosive growth in an industry that has a footprint in 23 states. The curious only have to look to Oregon to see the potential. Hemp production was effectively legalized here in 2015 as part of a pilot project authorized by that year’s farm bill. Since then, the number of licensed growers has climbed from 13 to 584, and hemp acreage has swelled from essentially zero to more than 11,000 acres, said Sunny Summers, the resident cannabis expert at the Oregon Department of Agriculture. The state’s hemp farmers are excited about their prospects, said Courtney Moran, a Portland lawyer who has long lobbied for legalization. “We’ve been living under prohibition for 81 years,” she said. Because it was early to the hemp market, Oregon has consistently been one of the top hemp-producing states in the country. In 20 ...
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Friday December 21, 2018 - Times viewed: 8564
PORTLAND, Oregon – The Portland area and the Northwest has a strong windstorm warming, one of the strongest of the season so far. It's expected to bring strong winds with utility damage and power interruptions, as well as a heavy flood watch. Overnight, the storm is expected to increase in intensity with a serious Tuesday morning commute. There could be some flooding around the downtown Portland area. City crews worked through the day to clear some storm drains but debris will likely still create a big problem with water pooling in streets. Drivers should slow down and remember not to drive through standing water without first checking its depth. Finally, check public service alerts for any changes due to the weather. ...
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Tuesday December 18, 2018 - Times viewed: 8291
TIGARD, Oregon - Just before 5 p.m. on Monday, December 17, a man was attempting to cross Hall Blvd. in Tigard in a crosswalk and was struck by a car. The incident occurred in the area of a Fanno Creek Trail pedestrian crossing spanning Hall Blvd., just south of Tigard City Hall. The pedestrian was serious hurt and was taken by ambulance to OHSU. The driver of the vehicle involved remained at the ...

Saturday December 15, 2018 - Times viewed: 8568
Legislation being drafted in Oregon could become the nation's most dramatic effort to address the housing shortages and economic and racial segregation caused by zoning restrictions. Rep. Tina Kotek (D-Portland), speaker of the Oregon House, is drafting legislation that would end single-family zoning in cities of 10,000 or more: "The state’s housing crisis requires a combination of bolder strategies." WW has learned that Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland) is drafting a proposal that would require cities larger than 10,000 people to allow up to four homes to be built on land currently zoned exclusively for single-family housing. "The state's housing crisis requires a combination of bolder strategies," says Kotek in a statement. "Oregon needs to build more units, and we must do so in a way that increases housing opportunity for more people. Allowing more diverse housing types in single family neighborhoods will increase housing choice and affordability, and that's a fight that I'm willing to take on." Kotek's proposal follows a similar move this month by Minneapolis, Minn., where city leaders have enacted a plan that will end single-family throughout that city—a ...
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Saturday December 15, 2018 - Times viewed: 8590
PORTLAND, Oregon - As heavy rains move into the Northwest beginning Sunday, Pacific Power reminds its customers and the public to take precautions to stay safe and comfortable. “We work hard to prevent outages, but heavy rain and wind make it difficult to predict when and where an outage will happen,” said David Lucas, vice president of operations. “Our crews will be out there during the thick of it to help get the lights back on, but their safety and the safety of the public is our number one priority.” Pacific Power suggests these safety precautions: Stay away from all downed power lines and utility lines. Even if the lines are not sparking, they could be energized and extremely dangerous. Call 911 and report the outage to Pacific Power at 1-877-508-5088. This storm system may cause flooding. Be especially careful of any standing water or even soggy ground. A live down wire may seem to be a safe distance away, but is still extremely dangerous due to wet conditions. Don’t drive over downed power lines. “We encourage Pacific Power customers to text, call or notify us through our mobile app or website if they are experiencing an outage” said Barb Coughlin, vice president ...
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Saturday December 15, 2018 - Times viewed: 8619
PORTLAND, Oregon - Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that upon the conclusion of a nine-day trial, a jury convicted 54-year-old Dale Arnold Buckendahl of sexual abuse in the first degree. At trial, the state presented evidence to show that in 2008 the defendant was a substitute teacher for a third grade class at Alder Elementary School, located in Fairview, Orego ...

Wednesday December 12, 2018 - Times viewed: 8603
PORTLAND, Oregon – Kaiser Permanente opens its new Beaverton Medical and Dental Office. The new facility is our vision for the future of health care: person-centered care for body, mind and spirit, powered by innovation. The three-floor, 90,000-square-foot facility replaces the current Beaverton facility that opened nearly 50 years ago, and it is the first Kaiser Permanente facility outside of ...

Wednesday December 12, 2018 - Times viewed: 8625

OREGON CITY – Thanks to the band Metallica, Clackamas Community College (CCC) is moving more heavy metal into its career technical education programs. The college is one of 10 recipients of a $100,000 grant from the Metallica Scholars Initiative, funded by Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH).

This major workforce education initiative provides direct support to community co ...


Wednesday December 12, 2018 - Times viewed: 8639
On October 15, 2018, detectives assigned to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit received information regarding an intimate video that had been posted on the internet without the consent of a person in it. During the investigation, detectives learned that from July of 2014 to June of 2015, Jorge Serrano worked as an armed security guard assigned to patrol various residential and commercial areas in the Portland metro area. In the spring of 2015 and while on duty, Mr. Serrano came across a tenant who lived in an apartment complex in the 19000 block of Northwest Evergreen Parkway in Hillsboro. Detectives learned he drove the tenant to a building nearby and engaged in sexual acts with her, which he filmed and later posted online without her knowledge. After his shift ended, Mr. Serrano met the woman again and then sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious. Mr. Serrano was employed as a corrections deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office from July of 2017 to November of 2018. Detectives learned he uploaded the video during that timeframe. Mr. Serrano’s employment had been terminated prior to these allegations coming to light. On the mo ...
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Monday December 10, 2018 - Times viewed: 8587
HILLSBORO, Oregon - At 4:30 Friday afternoon Hillsboro Fire Department Station 6 was dispatched to a commercial fire at the Commons at Verandas Apartments on NE Overlook Drive. Firefighters on Engine 6 arrived to find smoke coming from the attic of a group of twelve apartments, the smoke alarms sounding and all of the residents safely outside. As firefighters on Engine 6 looked for the source of the smoke they found active fire in the attic. Additional arriving personnel joined the fight and had the fire knocked down within 25 minutes. The fire was contained to the building’s attic. There is no smoke or fire damage in any of the individual apartments. Three of the apartments have water damage resulting from the water used to extinguish the fire. Residents that are unable to return to their apartments will be housed is currently vacant apartments in the complex. A Hillsboro Fire Investigator is working to determine the cause of the fire. No damage estimate has been determined. Twenty-seven fire personnel responded to the fire. Hillsboro Fire Department was assisted by Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue. No firefighter or resident injuries were reported. The Hillsboro Fi ...
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Saturday December 8, 2018 - Times viewed: 8586
PORTLAND, Oregon - The investigation into this evening's officer-involved shooting is continuing and expected to keep the Hollywood Fred Meyer and Starbucks closed the rest of the evening. The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail and East County Major Crimes Team are conducting the investigation. This incident began at 5:06 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the Starbucks on t ...

Saturday December 8, 2018 - Times viewed: 8452
A single vehicle crash has closed Lancaster Drive SE between State Street and Mahrt Street SE. A vehicle has struck a power pole causing it to fall across Lancaster. No one was injured in the crash and the driver is cooperating with deputies. Power is out to the area affecting some 2600 PGE customers. PGE is on scene and estimates 4 to 5 hours to repair and reopen the roadway. ...

Wednesday December 5, 2018 - Times viewed: 8590
SALEM, Oregon - A train hauling logs derailed near Front Street NE and Hood Street Tuesday night. Railroad crews were able to decouple the derailed cars from the rest of the train. This allowed the locomotive and numerous cars to continue on out of Salem, opening Commercial St Ne, Liberty St NE and Broadway St NE. Front St NE will remained closed into the morning, so crews can unload the derailed cars and get them back on track. ### On December 4, 2018 at approximately 8:45 pm a northbound log train derailed near Front St NE and Hood St NE. No hazardous materials were no board. The derailment has closed numerous streets and those streets may remained closed into the morning, affecting the morning commute. The closures are as follows: Front St NE is closed to southbound traffic at Hood St NE and to northbound traffic at Water St NE. Commercial St NE is closed to southbound traffic at Jefferson St NE. Liberty St NE is closed to northbound traffic at Jefferson St NE. Broadway St NE is closed to southbound traffice at Academy St NE and to northbound traffic at Madison St NE. Police are asking that people avoid the areas where the train has come to a stop, as the ...
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Monday December 3, 2018 - Times viewed: 8629
PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland residents and the animal rights activists are planning to rally at the Oregon Zoo entrance Saturday evening to protest zoo animal captivity after Lily the elephant died Thursday. The rally and vigil is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. outside the Oregon Zoo. Activists plan to protest and “light up the Oregon Zoo with projections, exposing the zoo’s history of elephant mistreatment.” The activists will represent several groups including Care2, Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants, Out to Pasture Sanctuary, and Portland Animal Save. "We are heartbroken to hear of Lily the baby elephant's passing at the Oregon Zoo," said Lacey Kohlmoos, organizing strategist at Care2. "No animal deserves to die in captivity.” The activists will be joined by concerned Portland citizens who say they are angry at the lack of care of the elephants at the Oregon Zoo and who want to see the remaining elephants released to a sanctuary. They also want the zoo to end breeding in captivity. The Oregon Zoo issued the following statement in response to the rally: "Our hearts go out to this group along with everyone else who is feeling Lily’s loss today. Our entire community i ...
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Saturday December 1, 2018 - Times viewed: 8828
Oregon officials have certified the ballot title for a proposal to let licensed medical professionals administer psilocybin, the main active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms, for therapeutic purposes. If approved by voters, the state would be the first in the U.S. to allow legal use of the substance, marking a major milestone in the drug policy reform movement. The title certification is the final step before the campaign is able to start collecting signatures to qualify the measure for the November 2020 ballot. In a newsletter announcing the certification on Monday, the Oregon Psilocybin Society (OPS) said it had to “fight for neutral and accurate wording” from the state attorney general’s office, but that the group is now “generally satisfied with the final wording” for the summary of the measure, which would also reduce criminal penalties for psilocybin-related offenses. There will be a short waiting period before the campaign can obtain the forms to collect signatures. But once they have them, it’ll be all hands on deck. The group needs to collect about 140,000 valid signatures from registered voters to qualify for the ballot. At this point it’s not clear where Oreg ...
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Thursday November 29, 2018 - Times viewed: 8652
Ashland police say they’re in the midst of determining why officers arrested an innocent African-American man following a disturbance at an Ashland store Monday evening. The 20-year-old was held in the Jackson County Jail Monday overnight on a harassment charge that falsely accused him of making a disturbance at a store along Siskiyou Boulevard. Ashland police Chief Tighe O’Meara said that a ...

Thursday November 29, 2018 - Times viewed: 8620
MEDFORD, Oregon - A Medford man with a history of at least 15 DUII charges died Friday at an Eastern Oregon prison. Darrick William Roberts, 53, died in a hospital near the Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario, where he had been incarcerated, Oregon Department of Corrections officials announced Wednesday. Officials did not disclose the cause of death. They said that as with all in ...

Thursday November 29, 2018 - Times viewed: 8636
Pinot noir is one of the finickiest grapes, but with proper nurturing it produces an amazing wine. Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency are similarly finicky, and are stomping on a California winery’s claims that it makes an Oregon pinot. Copper Cane, a Napa Valley, California, winery sells more pinot noir made from Oregon grapes than anyone else, and often at a lower price. That has some Oregon winemakers, who call the California version a less elevated product, seeing red. Now, both the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and Oregon’s liquor agency have ruled that Copper Cane’s labels have been improperly referencing Oregon wine regions. The case recalls France’s mostly successful efforts to have only sparkling wine produced in its Champagne region called by that name. At stake is a multi-billion-dollar industry, and Oregon’s reputation for producing a delicate pinot noir in its cool, rainy climate, according to state Rep. David Gomberg and winemaker Jim Bernau, who have been sharply critical of Copper Cane. “Part of this is prestige and marketing,” Gomberg said. Grapes for Copper Cane’s pinot noirs are grown in three Oregon wine regions an ...
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Thursday November 29, 2018 - Times viewed: 8739

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 – Ridgefield, WA – On Tuesday, November 27, Ridgefield School District’s board members voted in favor of putting a $77 million bond issue up for a vote on February 12, 2019.  If approved by the voters, the bond proceeds, along with approximately $15 million of state assistance money, will enable the district to construct a new K-4 elementary school; ...


Thursday November 29, 2018 - Times viewed: 8574
On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at 8:42 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of shots fired in the area of the 300 block of Northwest 20th Avenue. Officers arrived in the area and spoke to witnesses who reported hearing several gunshots in the area. Officers conducted an area check and found a blood trail that led them to a nearby apartment where officers located an adult m ...

Wednesday November 28, 2018 - Times viewed: 8624
PORTLAND, Oregon — An Oregon State Police trooper is suing Washington County's 911 Center over what they say was mishandling of a call that ended with him shot 12 times. Nic Cederberg and Hayley Shelton filed the federal lawsuit in Portland Monday. Cederberg's lawsuit claims Washington County dispatchers issued an "attempt to locate" bulletin for James Tylka on Dec. 25, 2016, but left out th ...

Wednesday November 28, 2018 - Times viewed: 8628
PORTLAND, Oregon — A man was sentenced to a year and a half in federal prison for hiding pot growth in specially constructed homes. 65-year-old Yim Sun Chan pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to manufacture pot. He was sentenced Tuesday. Chan paid cash for the homes and had accomplices modify them so the entire square footage could be used to grow pot, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney K ...

Wednesday November 28, 2018 - Times viewed: 8602
PORTLAND, Oregon — An environmental group is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging that fossil fuel consumption has damaged Oregon's marine waters by causing ocean acidification that's killing off shellfish. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland by the Center for Biological Diversity alleges that the EPA has failed to identify and protect those marine w ...

Wednesday November 28, 2018 - Times viewed: 8597
Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced a 71-count indictment was unsealed after 34-year-old Johnny Tuck Chee Chan appeared in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Chan was arrested on November 26, 2018 by members of the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the 9900 block of Northeast Cascades Parkway in Portland, Oregon. Upon his arrest, Chan was booked into the ...


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