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1 Representative Nearman Must Resign or Be Expelled from the Legislature

SALEM, Oregon - In January, surveillance video was released that revealed State Representative Mike Nearman literally opening the door for violent rioters to attack the Oregon State Capitol while it was closed for a special session to deal with the COVID crisis. Immediately after, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon (PPAO) joined with other comm ... [More]

2 A man arrested for killing a nine-year-old girl, 9-year-old Baylei Bissonette

PORTLAND, Oregon - A man accused of hitting and killing a nine-year-old girl and hurting two other people in Gresham was arrested Thursday. Cameron King, 20, was charged with criminally negligent homicide and two counts of fourth-degree assault, Gresham police said. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail. On March 6, Gresham police were ... [More]

3 PeaceHealth Southwest luminary event photos and video clips

VANCOUVER, Washington - To celebrate National Hospital & Healthcare Workers Week, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, WA honored its caregivers this evening, creating a beautiful luminary display to acknowledge the extraordinary sacrifices they have made caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The beautiful display ligh ... [More]

4 Portland State University Inequitable Practices

The Oregon Herald received the following letter to the editor from a Senior at Portland State University who lost her job due to COVID19 shutdowns, rising rents, increased tuition costs, additional fees for online courses, medical expenses, and 'lack of support of any kind from Portland State University'. ... [More]

5 Officers dodge bullets, chase possible kidnapping suspect

SILVERTON, Oregon - On Wednesday, on May 12, 2021, law enforcement officers from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Silverton Police Department became involved with a Ford F-150 pursuit of a possible kidnapping suspect. While in pursuit of the pickup, an occupant in the truck fired several times toward police as they traveled through the c ... [More]

6 Couple With Life Threatening Injuries after Being Shot in Woodlawn Neighborhood

PORTLAND, Oregon - A man and woman have life threatening injuries after a shooting in the Woodlawn neighborhood. On Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 8:55p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 6800 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. When they arrived they located two shooting victims, an adult male ... [More]

7 Human Traffickers Indicted in Portland for Brutally Assaulting Two Women in Portland

PORTLAAND, Oregon - On November 11, 2020, members of a US Marshals Task Force were in the 9700 Block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard looking for a wanted fugitive. During their surveillance they noticed two suspicious men leaving a hotel room unrelated to their fugitive. A member of the US Marshals Task Force was able to see into the room the men h ... [More]

8 SkillsUSA motivates and inspires Woodland High School and with the State Championship title this year

WOODLAND, Washington - Caleb Mouat, a senior at Woodland High School, won the SkillsUSA State Championship with teammates Caitlin Nelson and Oliver Rosas also competing in the program’s virtual championship due to restrictions to prevent the spread of covid-19. Team members credit their SkillsUSA experiences for helping to inspire and motivate them ... [More]

9 Epidemic of Catalytic Converter Thefts Increasing - How You Can Protect Yourself

The theft of catalytic converters has increased at a national level and Battle Ground has not escaped the trend. The Battle Ground Police Department wants you to know that this criminal activity is increasing in our community, how you can to deter theft from your vehicle, what to watch for and how to report suspicious activity. Catalytic conve ... [More]

10 Man Accused Of Shooting Girlfriend In Face Arrested In Curry County, Oregon

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY - The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said a man wanted for attempted murder after he allegedly shot his girlfriend in the face was arrested in Oregon. Kevin Gerolaga, 34, was wanted for the shooting, which happened in the early morning hours of April 21. He allegedly shot the victim during an argument and fled before law ... [More]

11 Oregon church won't close after COVID-19 outbreak infected 74 members, pastor says

SALEM, Oregon - Returning to the pulpit after a COVID-19 outbreak infected him, his wife and 72 members of their congregation, the senior pastor of an Oregon church said Sunday that he will not kowtow to pressure to close the doors to the house of worship. Pastor Scott Erickson of the Peoples Church in Salem, Oregon, began his Mother's Day sermo ... [More]

12 Mount Hood's Deadliest Disaster, meanwhile, Search continues for missing Portland hiker Joe Dean

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Oregon - The search for missing Portland hiker Joe Dean, 71, continues into Sunday evening. Today, approximately 65 search and rescue members from several agencies and organizations combed a myriad of backcountry trails south of Horsetail Falls. In addition to ground searches, a drone was used to aid in aerial search efforts, as ... [More]

13 Oregon Now Has its First 'Dark Sky Park'

Oregon has a new destination for stargazers and amateur astronomers. Prineville Reservoir State Park is now Oregon’s first Dark Sky Park, a designation awarded by the International Dark Sky Association to locations with minimal light pollution. “The park offers a genuine night-sky experience for those coming from light polluted cities,” Bill ... [More]

14 Woman riding motorized scooter killed by hit and run driver

PORTLAND, Oregon - A Hit & Run incident involving a vehicle and a motorized scooter resulted in the death of a woman. Early Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 12:34a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a crash at Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 149th Avenue. When they arrived, they found a motorized scooter had been struck by a ca ... [More]

15 Family Cat Dies In Dallas House Fire

DALLAS, Oregon - Just before 10 am Saturday morning, neighbors to 288 SW Applegate Trail saw smoke, heard the smoke alarms sounding from inside the house and called 911. Dallas Fire & EMS responded and on arrival immediately requested a 2nd alarm as there was a large column of smoke coming from the house. A call for a 2nd alarm adds more resources ... [More]

16 Gunshot Victim Dropped at Hospital with Critical Injuries

PORTLAND, Oregon - Police say Friday afternoon, officers were sent to Northeast Prescott Street and Northeast 33rd Avenue on a report of shots fired. Police investigators are asking for help to determine who shot and critically injured a person who was dropped off at a hospital. The victim has so far been unidentified by authorities, even if mal ... [More]

17 Man conspired to smuggle hundreds of turtles worth $150K+ to China via Eugene

EUGENE, Oregon - A Chinese national residing in Los Angeles pleaded guilty today for his role in a scheme to purchase hundreds of endangered and vulnerable turtles in the U.S. and smuggle them via U.S. mail and commercial airline flights to China. Yuan Xie, 30, pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiring to smuggle goods from the U.S. Acc ... [More]

18 Man with Knife Arrested After Police Negotiations

PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday, May 7, 2021 at 7:43a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance involving a weapon. A man with a knife was in the lobby of a shelter converted from a motel in the 1500 block of Northeast 82nd Avenue. The staff evacuated and were unharmed. Officers began negotiating with the man from Nor ... [More]

19 Replica guns lead to large police response in Tigard

TIGARD, Oregon - Police say teens were detained after reports of people dancing around with what appeared to be an AR-15 and handgun near the Washington Square Mall. At 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, Tigard Police responded to a report of three young men on top of the parking garage at the Washington Square Mall (9700 block of SW Washington Square Ro ... [More]

20 Prineville Man Arrested for Attempting to Have Sex With and Provide Methamphetamine to a Minor Online

DESCHUTES COUNTY, Oregon - One man is behind bars after a weeklong child luring investigation that began in Prineville. Patrick James Adams, 35, is now facing multiple charges including attempting to have sex with a minor. Today, Detectives with the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team concluded a weeklong child luring investigation with the ar ... [More]

21 STEM Hubs and K-12 Oregon Connections expanded

Portland, Oregon - Oregon Connections, the online platform powered by Nepris that has been used for the past five years to bridge the gap between local education and industry, has extended their partnership with Nepris to continue to virtually connect Oregon students with employers and industry experts, both locally and across the globe, for anothe ... [More]

22 30-year-old TriMet female Bus Driver shot to death in Portland's Cathedral Park neighborhood

On May 5, 2021 at about 10:41 a.m., Portland Police officers from North Precinct responded to the report of shots in the Cathedral Park neighborhood, near North Willamette Boulevard and North Charleston Avenue. Police found her shot to death inside an apartment after reports of gunfire. There was no suspect at the scene when police arrived. S ... [More]

23 Oregon forests as infrastructure? One-on-one with Oregon's junior senator

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley stopped by (in COVID-19 virtual format) to sit down with The World before his annual Coos County town hall Wednesday. We asked the Myrtle Creek native and third-term Democratic senator for his insight on a few of the major issues in Washington. He talked about jobs, forests, bipartisanship and a few key bills he hopes t ... [More]

24 Oregon Public Health Workers Race To Vaccinate 'Extreme Risk' Counties

In Linn County, Ore., public health officials have worked tirelessly to build an efficient mass vaccination clinic at the County Fairgrounds. They have the ability to vaccinate eight people per minute, thousands each day. Hundreds of volunteers work there. Some drive hours in order help direct the flow of traffic or give shots. One retired docto ... [More]