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1 Oregon Republicans call on GOP state lawmaker to resign after video shows him appearing to tell protesters how to enter closed state Capitol

Washington (CNN) - Republican members of Oregon's House of Representatives have called on an embattled member of their caucus to resign after newly surfaced video showed him appearing to give protesters insights into how to access the state Capitol, which led to a scuffle between protesters and police last year. In a letter sent by every Republi ... [More]

2 How Oregon and other US cities are preparing for a potentially bloody summer of gun violence

AP, CNN - An unrelenting surge in gun violence and murder is gripping American cities even before the habitual summer spike in crime, leaving police brass from New York to New Orleans scrambling for solutions. With states lifting Covid-19 restrictions and more people out in warmer weather, US cities are preparing for a potentially bloody summer ... [More]

3 Extreme drought worsens in West, with 'exceptional' conditions covering more than 26% of the region

(CNN) A very dry week with well-above average temperatures has worsened an already severe drought in the Western US, according to the US Drought Monitor. New data shows the entirety of four states are under drought conditions -- California, Oregon, Utah and Nevada. Overall, drought is being experienced in 88% of the Western US as of this week. S ... [More]

4 These top pet-friendly hotels welcome furry guests with gusto

CNN — For many pet owners, traveling without Fido is simply out of the question. Pets are part of the family, and what’s a family vacay without one of your own? But when you’re planning a pet-friendly vacation, finding the right place to stay with your pet — one that’s comfortable, convenient and has the right vibe — is key. Before you book, it’ ... [More]

5 Family overjoyed arrest made in 41-year-old Gresham cold case

In January of 1980, Barbara Tucker was just a college kid headed home for the night. She never made it. Another Mt. Hood Community College student found her body in the bushes the next day. Finally this week, Gresham police detectives found the man they think raped and killed her. New DNA testing technology was used to analyze evidence ... [More]

6 Death Row pyramid scam takes hold in Oregon

SALEM, Oregon -The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation is warning consumers to beware of a pyramid scheme. Gifting clubs, such as Death Row, are illegal pyramid schemes that are scamming several Oregonians. The Death Row gifting club, not associated with Death Row Records, was operating in Oregon last year. It advertised on social media and ... [More]

7 Woman killed in crash on Hwy 126E East of Eugene

EUGENE, Oregon - A woman died after her car left Highway 126E and struck a utility pole Tuesday night east of Eugene. Oregon State Police responded just before midnight to the scene. Medics rushed the driver to Sacred Heart Medical Center. She died at the hospital. Police have not yet released the driver's identity, pending notification of her family. ... [More]

8 Baker City Man Pleads Guilty in Covid-Relief Fraud Scheme

PORTLAND, Oregon - A Baker City man pleaded guilty today for fraudulently converting loans intended to help small business during the COVID-19 pandemic to his personal use. Jeremy Clawson, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of public money. Clawson took advantage of economic relief programs administered by the Small Business Administrat ... [More]

9 Gresham Police Make Arrest in an incredible 1980 Cold Case Homicide

GRESHAM, Oregon - Using DNA technology not available to detectives in the 1980s, Gresham Police have identified a Troutdale man as the suspect in the city’s oldest cold case homicide. Robert Plympton, 58, was arrested by detectives during a surveillance mission earlier today. Investigators allege Plympton is responsible for the murder of 19-year-o ... [More]

10 Oregon OSHA cites 4 employers in May for COVID-19 violations, including willful failures to protect workers

SALEM,Oregon - OSHA issued citations with penalties totaling $44,600 to four employers in May, with all of the cases involving willful violations of rules designed to protect workers from potential exposure to the coronavirus disease. The citations were issued to two restaurants, a bakery, and a wood products company in Deschutes, Wasco, Linn, ... [More]

11 Re-Imagined Radio broadcasts science fiction classics in June

VANCOUVER, Washington - Re-Imagined Radio, directed by John Barber, faculty member in WSU Vancouver’s Creative Media and Digital Culture Program, will present “X Minus One Tribute” in June. The broadcast will feature two stories from “X Minus One,” a radio anthology program known for high-quality adaptations of original science fiction stories. “It ... [More]

12 Ridgefield High School students provide marketing boost to local coffee shop

The students in Andrea Reinertson’s Business Marketing II class at Ridgefield High School have been crunching the numbers and analyzing the data ahead of an important conference call. Big decisions are being made about business strategy, taking into account recent sales figures and market trends. But this isn’t a mere exercise; the decisions these ... [More]

13 11 year old girl, Kimberly Yancy-Berg is missing

Vancouver Police are looking for a missing 11 year old by the name Kimberly Yancy-Berg AKA "Kimmy" described as an Asian female 5'0", shoulder length brown hair, brown eyes. Kimmy has a burn scar on her right forearm and a missing right top tooth. Last seen wearing a white T-shirt with black stripes, blue jeans and black shoes with a pink watch ... [More]

14 Portland Wife/Husband Duo Releases

Local roots Americana duo Mojo Holler is releasing a new full length album, ROOT, featuring ten songs -- seven originals and three unique versions of Americana traditionals -- that span sub genres of folk Americana including hill country blues, cosmic cowboy, blues gospel, and traditional country. ROOT, a musical reverie on remorse and redemptio ... [More]

15 Robbery of Downtown Store Leads to Numerous Charges for Tyrone J. Lee.

PORTLAND, Oregon - A man is facing numerous charges after robbing a downtown department store and assaulting security and officers. On Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 6:15p.m., Central Precinct Officers were dispatched to a disturbance call at a department store in the 700 block of Southwest Broadway. Updates were given that a suspect was stealing ite ... [More]

16 Man hit with stun gun then shot in McMinnville

MCMINNVILLE, Oregon - On 06/05/21 at approximately 1500 hours, McMinnville Police officers responded to the 900 block of NE 2nd Street regarding a disturbance call. Once on scene officers determined that the incident involved a verbal argument between two adult males identified as Estevan Pacheco and David Blewett. After interviewing David, conta ... [More]

17 Join Lake Oswego Lions Club for the 72nd Annual LOLC 4th of July Pancake Breakfast

LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon - The Lake Oswego Lions Club has made the difficult decision to not host our traditional breakfast event at George Rogers Park this year but instead to enjoy a Virtual 72nd Annual LOLC 4th of July Pancake Breakfast:

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18 Man hit and killed by MAX Train off I84

PORTLAND, Oregon - A man died after being struck by a MAX train along I-84. Police say the same man was involved in an earlier trespassing incident. On Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 12:24p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious circumstances at a home in the 8600 block of Northeast Broadway. A caller reported that a man ... [More]

19 Two Fires Damage Mill and Semi Truck Trailer in North Plains

Just before 5 a.m. this morning, firefighters from TVF&R and Hillsboro Fire & Rescue responded to a fire at a lumber mill located near the corner of Main and Commercial streets in North Plains. Firefighters contained the fire to a small building adjacent the large mill. Firefighters remained on scene for several hours mopping up hot spots and using ... [More]

20 Roseburg Native Eric J. Riley Promoted Brigadier General

Oregon Army National Guard Col. Eric J. Riley was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., during a ceremony at Heritage Park in Salem, Ore. Riley is scheduled to become the Oregon National Guard’s Joint Deputy Operations Commander after completion of his assignment as commander of the 41st Infantry Brigade ... [More]

21 16-year-old girl missing, Oregon City Police want your help

Update: Oregon City, Oregon (June 7, 2021, 7:30 am) - The Oregon City Police Department confirmed on June 6, 2021, Hailey Smith was located at a family members house and is safe. ============= OREGON CITY, Oregon - Police in Oregon City are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing/endangered juvenile. 16-year-old Hailey Smi ... [More]

22 Deputies Arrest Two Adults With Multiple Firearms in a Stolen Vehicle

WASHINGTON COUNTY - On Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 4:47 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a theft in progress at the Sylvan Heights Condos located at 7600 Southwest Barnes Road in the West Haven-Sylvan community. A resident of the complex reported that two persons had broken into a parked vehicle and were then seen le ... [More]

23 Wildland Fire near Scappoose

As of 9:45 PM Scappoose Fire with the assistance of Vernonia Fire, COlumbia River Fire & Rescue, and ODF are in the process of suppressing a fire that is about 6.5 acres. The fire is about 25% contained. This human caused fire is burning in brush and timber. Just after 6:30 PM Scappoose Fire was dispatched to a truck fire in the area of Gunne ... [More]

24 Man and woman killed in motorcycle crash near Junction City

JUNCTION CITY, Oregon - Just after 6:00am, a 2018 Harley Davidson motorcycle was being driven southbound on River Rd. near Hayes Ln. when it went off the road on a curve and left the roadway. The driver, 44-year old Chad Iseli and his passenger, 24-year old Myla Zelazny, both of Springfield, were thrown from the motorcycle and killed. Alcohol use ... [More]