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1 Time is running out to get kids vaccinated before school starts

PORTLAND, Oregon — Parents, if you have kids at home twelve years and older, that haven't gotten the coronavirus vaccine yet, physicians say it's time to get them that first dose. Back to school is such an exciting time, and we definitely just want to get back to normal as much as we can and as fast as we can. But we definitely have to take precautions," said Nell Rafalovich, physician assistant-certified at Providence in Portland. If you want your kids fully vaccinated before the first day of school, you are running out of time. We're already several days into the first week of August, and most school districts throughout the region return to the classroom by the first week of September. Remember, it takes more than month with the two-dose process to be fully inoculated. Looking at the calendar, if your child got their first dose of the vaccine this week, by the time they'd ... [More]

2 Brown supports Portland I-5 highway expansion proposal

Brown supports Portland I-5 highway expansion proposal
SALEM, Oregon — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown supports moving forward with a plan that would expand Interstate 5 through Portland’s Rose Quarter while spending more than $1 billion to build a “cap” over the freeway to rebuild a community wrecked by its initial construction. Speaking before a meeting of stakeholder and advisory groups convened by the Or ... [More]

3 Oregon examines spyware investment amid controversy

Oregon examines spyware investment amid controversy
SALEM, Oregon — The future ownership of an Israeli spyware company whose product has been used to hack into the cellphones of journalists, human rights workers and possibly even heads of state is up in the air. Major investors in a private equity firm that has majority ownership of NSO Group, the maker of the Pegasus spyware, are in discussions ... [More]

4 One Person Shot In The Centennial Neighborhood

One Person Shot In The Centennial Neighborhood
PORTLAND, Oregon - At about 2:30 PM on Wednesday afternoon, August 4, Portland Police were sent to a shooting in the 2600 block of Southeast 145th Avenue. Officers found a gunshot victim nearby where investigators believed the incident occurred. Medical personnel treated the victim then transported by ambulance to a hospital. Officers searched f ... [More]

5 Newport Man Arrested for DUII Hit and Run Crash

Newport Man Arrested for DUII Hit and Run Crash
NEWPORT, Oregon - On Saturday evening, July 31st at 10:15 pm Newport Officers responded to the 200 block of SE Bay Blvd on a report of a traffic crash. While officers were in route to the location, witnesses reported that the driver of the vehicle that caused the crash had fled from the scene, walking eastbound. Officers were able to locate the sus ... [More]

6 Detectives Seek Additional Victims in Rape Case

Detectives Seek Additional Victims in Rape Case
On August 4, 2021, Washington County Sheriff's Office detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit arrested 27-year-old Darby Martin of Cornelius for rape in the first degree, sex abuse in the first degree, delivery of a controlled substance, and encouraging child sex abuse. The charges stem from a two-month investigation where detectives identified ... [More]

7 State, local aid bottlenecks leave renters exposed

State, local aid bottlenecks leave renters exposed
An attempt by House Democrats and the Biden administration to push governors and mayors to accelerate the release of billions of dollars in rental aid is meeting a harsh reality: Most localities are ill-equipped for the moment. Among the problems that states and cities face: Untested new infrastructure rife with red tape, local officials’ fears ... [More]

8 COVID-19 cases in Oregon surge, hospital beds filling fast

COVID-19 cases in Oregon surge, hospital beds filling fast
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Oregon, some counties — most where less than half of the area’s adult population is vaccinated — are experiencing their highest hospitalization numbers during the pandemic. Statewide coronavirus-related hospitalizations increased to 379 people on Tuesday, 39 more than the previous day. ... [More]

9 Suspect arrested in vandalism incident

LANE COUNTY, Oregon - Acting on leads developed during the investigation of the vandalism that occurred at a residence in the Santa Clara area on July 16th 2021, deputies were able to establish probable cause to apply for a search warrant to search another residence in the Santa Clara area. On Sunday, August 1st 2021, deputies executed this warrant and contacted at least one male believed to be involved in the July 16th incident. Subsequent to investigation deputies arrested 19 year old Maxwell Adam Lewis and lodged him at the Lane County Jail. Several items of evidence related to the vandalism incident were uncovered including a paintball gun and the suspect vehicle depicted in the surveillance images. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for its assistance in this case. At this time the suspect vehicle that had previously been depicted is no longer ... [More]

10 Oregon City Police Attempting To Locate Missing Person

Oregon City Police Attempting To Locate Missing Person
OREGON CITY, Oregon - The Oregon City Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating 68-year-old George Pickett. Late yesterday evening, Mr. Pickett walked away from his adult care facility in Oregon City. Mr. Pickett is six feet two inches tall, approximately 160 pounds, with short black hair and a trimmed beard. He was last known ... [More]

11 Police lookin for woman after she grabbed escaped tortoise

Police lookin for woman after she grabbed escaped tortoise
WILSONVILLE, Oregon - The Wilsonville Police Department is asking for the public's help to find a missing tortoise that crawled out of a pet store on July 9 and was then taken from a nearby intersection by an unknown woman. Deputies contracted to Wilsonville PD responded to the Critter Cabana pet store around 1:15 p.m. on Friday, July 9. A sales ... [More]

12 Man Caught Masturbating Outside Children's Bedroom

Man Caught Masturbating Outside Children's Bedroom
BEAVERTON, Oregon - n Sunday morning just after midnight, a prowler was caught masturbating in front of children at the Reedville Meadows Apartments located at 2867 SW 209th Avenue in Beaverton. The apartment complex is part of the Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol District (ESPD). Deputies were told a man was looking into the bedroom window of a three-yea ... [More]

13 Gervais Man Killed in Crash in Northern Marion County

Gervais Man Killed in Crash in Northern Marion County
SALEM, Oregon - At 1:00 p.m. yesterday, a there was a crash on Waypark Drive NE east of Howell Prairie Road NE in northern Marion County. Police located a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette which had collided with a 2005 Ford Explorer. Tragically the passenger in the Chevrolet Corvette did not survive the crash. Both drivers sustained what are believed to b ... [More]

14 Republican report says coronavirus leaked from China lab; scientists still probing origins

Republican report says coronavirus leaked from China lab; scientists still probing origins
WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) - A preponderance of evidence proves the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic leaked from a Chinese research facility, said a report by U.S. Republicans released on Monday, a conclusion that U.S. intelligence agencies have not reached. The report also cited "ample evidence" that Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) sc ... [More]

15 Lockdown in Brisbane extended as army patrols Sydney to enforce COVID curbs

Lockdown in Brisbane extended as army patrols Sydney to enforce COVID curbs
SYDNEY, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Australia's Queensland state on Monday extended a COVID-19 lockdown in Brisbane, while soldiers began patrolling Sydney to enforce stay-at-home rules as Australia struggles to stop the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus spreading. Queensland said it had detected 13 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases in ... [More]

16 Evacuations lifted as progress made against western fires

Evacuations lifted as progress made against western fires
BLY, Oregon (AP) — Firefighters in Oregon reported good progress in the battle against the nation’s largest wildfire, while authorities canceled evacuation orders near a major blaze in Northern California. Containment of the Bootleg Fire in remote southern Oregon was up to 74% on Sunday. It was 56% contained a day earlier. “That reflects seve ... [More]

17 Masks required in Oregon schools and state agency buildings

Masks required in Oregon schools and state agency buildings
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It has been a month since Oregon lifted statewide coronavirus-related restrictions, but this week Gov. Kate Brown has announced the reimplementation of mask requirements in schools and state agency buildings. The return of some mask mandates in Oregon follows a surge in COVID-19 cases — that officials warn may significantly ... [More]

18 Gov. Kate Brown discusses vaccine mandates, face mask requirements, the recent heat wave and more

Gov. Kate Brown discusses vaccine mandates, face mask requirements, the recent heat wave and more
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown sat down with KGW's Cristin Severance to talk about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine mandates and the state's response during the recent heat wave that killed over 100 Oregonians. Editor's Note: Portions of this interview have been edited for clarity. Is another mask mandate coming? Severance: Let ... [More]

19 Where could Oregon see vaccine mandates?

Where could Oregon see vaccine mandates?
OREGON, USA — The state of Oregon and various public employers are considering COVID-19 vaccine mandates as positive cases and hospitalizations again trend upward. However, some laws and exemptions stand in the way of making such mandates as wide-reaching as health officials want. Oregon is the only state in the country with a law that preven ... [More]

20 Shooting leaves 1 dead in Gresham parking lot

Shooting leaves 1 dead in Gresham parking lot
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One person was shot and killed Saturday morning in a parking lot in Gresham, police said. Officers were responding to an unrelated call when they heard gunfire across the street in the parking lot of 1509 NE 181st Ave., the Gresham Police Department said. Officers rushed to the scene and found a male victim who was dea ... [More]

21 Life Flight called to Multnomah Falls Trail after hiker falls

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Life Flight was activated Saturday evening after a person fell while hiking Multnomah Falls Trail, firefighters said. Firefighters responded to the trail after the person fell about 40 feet, according to Corbett Fire. No other details are available at this time. KOIN 6 News is working to learn more. ... [More]

22 70-year-old Grandmother Goes On Hunger Strike over Failed Discharge Practices at Western

70-year-old Mom and Grandmother, Cindi Fisher, and allies, will be in front of Western State Hospital (WSH) Tuesday, August 2, 2021. They will be demanding Siddharta Fisher be released immediately under the discharge plan that the WSH Case Consult Team agreed upon on Thursday, June 24. Mom Cindi will be on Day 31 of a Hunger Strike to Free Siddharta. She also wants to draw attention to the public that Western State Hospital was decertified in 2018 and defunded its annual $53 million budget since then. This was due to the extremely dangerous conditions for staff and patients, and the hospital's continuously failed discharge planning, which she believes is a form of false imprisonment. Cindi wants the public to know that there is a better way than building newer, smaller hospitals--even if they are closer to home. Smaller scale does not change the culture of disempowerment, delayed ... [More]

23 Victim in Keizer hit-and-run identified; suspect in police shooting remains hospitalized

Victim in Keizer hit-and-run identified; suspect in police shooting remains hospitalized
KEIZER, Ore. — The Oregon State Police on Saturday released the names of those involved in a police shooting and fatal hit-and-run in Keizer. The deadly incident happened on Wednesday night, July 28. Keizer Police said officers first responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle shortly before 9 p.m. that night. They soon learned that the car wa ... [More]

24 Pedestrian in Critical Condition After Being Struck by Vehicle

At approximately 1:47 p.m. on July 30th, 2021, a 911 caller reported a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle on Silverton Road NE west of Lancaster Drive NE. When first responders arrived at the scene they located a 33-year-old female with serious injuries. The female was transported to an area hospital by ambulance where she remains in critical condition. The driver of the vehicle involved, David Smith (84) of Salem remained at the scene. Deputies determined the driver was going west on Silverton Road NE in a 2010 Dodge Ram when the pedestrian stepped into the lane of travel a few hundred feet west of Lancaster Drive. The Marion County multi-agency Crash team was called out to investigate the collision. The westbound lanes of Silverton Road were closed until just before 4:00 p.m. while crash investigators processed the scene. The investigation into the collision is ongoing; ... [More]