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1    Driver from Hit and Run Incident Identified


Driver from Hit and Run Incident Identified
The driver from the hit and run incident that occurred on January 25, 2021, in Southeast Portland has been identified as 64 year-old Paul Rivas of Oregon City. Rivas was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center for the crimes of Murder in the Second Degree, six counts of Assault in the Second Degree, six counts of Failure to Perform the D ... [More]

2    Oregon Republican Party calls Capitol riot a 'false flag' operation to discredit GOP, silence Trump supporters


Oregon Republican Party calls Capitol riot a 'false flag' operation to discredit GOP, silence Trump supporters
The Oregon Republican Party earlier this month approved and released a resolution calling the Jan. 6 Capitol riot by pro-Trump supporters a “false flag” operation and condemning Republicans who voted to impeach now-former President Trump over his role in the assault. The resolution claims without proof that there is “growing evidence” that the C ... [More]

3    Reward Offered in Southeast Portland Double Homicide Investigation


Reward Offered in Southeast Portland Double Homicide Investigation
The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a double homicide that occurred in Southeast Portland. On January 17, 2021, at approximately 3:38 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 14300 block of Southeast Division Street. Upon their arriv ... [More]

4    Hit and Run with Multiple Victims, One Fatality


Hit and Run with Multiple Victims, One Fatality
PORTLAND, Oregon - On January 25, 2020, at about 1:02 p.m., Portland Police began receiving calls about a vehicle that struck pedestrians and vehicles along several blocks west from Southeast 33rd Avenue and Stark Street down to Southeast 13th Avenue. There are crime scenes along several blocks. Police ask that witnesses or anyone who finds what they believe is evidence, reach out to officers in the area or call the non-emergency number (503-823-3333) to provide information. According to detectives, one of the pedestrians struck during this incident has died at an area hospital. On January 25, 2021, at 1:02 p.m., officers from the Central Precinct responded to a hit and run to a pedestrian in the area of Southeast 33rd Avenue and Southeast Pine Street. As officers were responding, calls came into dispatch regarding additional hit and runs to cars and other pedestrians involvin ... [More]

5    Driver Critically Injured in Collision with Tree


Driver Critically Injured in Collision with Tree
On January 25 at 6:20 pm, CCSO Deputies were called to the 2600 block of NE Minnehaha Street for the report of a collision involving a vehicle and a tree. Upon arrival, EMS personnel attended to a male driver and lone occupant of the involved 1993 Honda Civic that had collided with a large cedar tree on the north side of Minnehaha Street. The male was unconscious and was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. Scene evidence indicated that the vehicle was likely traveling at significant speed prior to the collision. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as Angel Gonzalez, age 20 of Vancouver. The CCSO Traffic Unit was called to the scene and is investigating the incident. NE Minnehaha Street was closed until approximately 9:45 pm and traffic diverted. ... [More]

6    UPDATE: Double Homicide - Victims Identified (Photo)


UPDATE: Double Homicide - Victims Identified (Photo)
The homicide victims in the January 17, 2021 shooting have been identified as 31-year-old Frank Gouland and 28-year-old Adam Kekoa Adams. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Officer determined both Mr. Gouland and Mr. Adams died from gunshot wounds and ruled their deaths a homicide. Their families have been notified of their deaths and provided ... [More]

7    Arson investigation In Newport


Arson investigation In Newport
On Thursday, January 21st, 2021 at 6:39 pm, the Newport Fire Department responded to a smoke alarm at the First Presbyterian Church in Newport at 227 NE 12th Street, First Presbyterian Church, Newport. When firefighters arrived, they found an active fire on the exterior of the building. The fire was suspicious and is believed to have been purposely set by an unknown person(s). Potential evidence from the location was collected to be analyzed. The Arson investigation is ongoing. Members of the Lincoln County Fire Investigation Team responded and began investigating the cause of the fire. The team consist of members from Newport Fire, Newport Police and the Oregon State Fire Marshalls office. The Newport Police Department encourages citizens to report any suspicious activity they witness, as it may assist law enforcement. The Newport Police Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455, or T ... [More]

8    22 new deaths and 877 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Oregon


22 new deaths and 877 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Oregon
PORTLAND, Oregon — There are 22 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,865, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 877 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 136,839.

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9    Suspect identified from gun incident at 2925 NE Aloclek Dr. Hillsboro


Suspect identified from gun incident at 2925 NE Aloclek Dr. Hillsboro
he suspect involved in the gun incident on 1-22-21 at 9:32am this morning in Hillsboro, OR at 2925 NE Aloclek Dr. (OEG)Hillsboro, OR has been identified as Jolley, Adam Nathaniel / DOB-7-18-81. Adam was lodged in the Washington County Jail with charges for Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing, Disorderly Conduct-1 and Recklessy Endangering Another ... [More]

10    I-405 closed in both directions near new bike/ped bridge site


I-405 closed in both directions near new bike/ped bridge site
Interstate 405 is now closed in both directions near the site of the weekend installation of the City of Portland's new Flanders Crossing pedestrian and bicycle bridge. The new Flanders Crossing will connect Northwest Portland with the Pearl District and the central city over I-405. During the closure: All northbound traffic on I-405 must take Exit 1, 12th Avenue/U.S. 26. All southbound I-405 traffic, including traffic from the Fremont Bridge, must take Exit 2A/2B, Everett/Couch/Burnside. The southbound ramp off the Fremont Bridge to U.S. 30 will remain open. All lanes are scheduled to re-open by 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25. ... [More]

11    Successful Rescue at Gorton Creek


Successful Rescue at Gorton Creek
Cascade Locks, Ore. – Searchers with the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office, along with air assets from the Coast Guard, have rescued an injured 43-year-old male from the Gorton Creek Trail near Wyeth. The injured hiker was transported to a Portland area hospital and is reported to be stable. On January 22nd, 2021, at approximately 4:00 PM, Hood ... [More]

12    Oregon parents accused of starving children


Oregon parents accused of starving children
Prosecutors in Multnomah County, Oregon, have accused two people of starving and malnourishing their two children over a nearly two-year period. Mena Kamel, 33, and Marina Zaki, 28, were arrested following an investigation that started when police and medics were called last June to a home after one of the children was injured. The children a ... [More]

13    Members of Oregon delegation excited for Biden Administration


Members of Oregon delegation excited for Biden Administration
PORTLAND, Ore. — Members of Oregon's congressional delegation said Wednesday President Joe Biden will deliver on the important issues facing Oregonians when it comes to climate change, COVID-19 and the country's infrastructure. "We have inaugurated a man of integrity, a man of compassion, a man with experience into the presidency of the United S ... [More]

14    Oregon Cannabis Commission's Zoom meeting Jan. 27


Oregon Cannabis Commission's Zoom meeting Jan. 27

Background: The Oregon Cannabis Commission was established in the 2017 legislative session through HB 2198. The commission consists of the state health officer or designee and an eight member-panel appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the senate. The commission is tasked with determining a possible framework for future governance of the Or ... [More]

15    Eight People Arrested Following Damage of Private Property in Southeast Portland


Eight People Arrested Following Damage of Private Property in Southeast Portland
On January 20, 2021, Portland Police Officers went to the area of southeast Portland in the area near Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 14th Avenue. Recently, a group has been advertising a gathering at Revolution Hall which discouraged live streaming or "peace police." Similar rhetoric on fliers in the months preceding led to events that were punctuated by violence and destruction.
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16    Newly Minted K9 Ghost Gets First Capture


Newly Minted K9 Ghost Gets First Capture
On December 30th, 2020 K9 Handler Deputy Zach Akin and K9 Ghost completed six weeks of training. During this time, they trained on Handler Protection, Tracking, Suspect Apprehension and Evidence Collection. This training also enhanced the important bond and trust between both Deputy Akin and Ghost. The team demonstrated these learned skills and bec ... [More]

17    Two Rivers Correctional Institution reports in-custody death


Two Rivers Correctional Institution reports in-custody death
An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) adult in custody (AIC) died January 18, 2021. He was incarcerated at Two Rivers Correctional Institution and passed away at a local hospital. He tested positive for COVID-19 and was between 55 and 65 years old. As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified, and the Medical Examiner will determine cause of death. Department-wide, this is the thirty-third AIC to die who tested positive for COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 cases inside Oregon’s prisons, please visit DOC’s COVID-19 website. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of 13,000 adults in custody who are incarcerated in 14 institutions across the state. Anyone entering DOC property is required to wear a mask or face covering in any indoor work setting or other indoor premises regardless of distance from others unless they are in a priv ... [More]

18    Kieran Ramsey Named Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Portland Field Office


Kieran Ramsey Named Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Portland Field Office
PORTLAND, Oregon - Director Christopher Wray has named Kieran Ramsey as the special agent in charge of the Portland Field Office. Most recently, Mr. Ramsey served as the director of the FBI Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mr. Ramsey joined the FBI as a special agent in 1998 an ... [More]

19    Oregon City Man Arrested After Report of Groping Woman Inside Store


Oregon City Man Arrested After Report of Groping Woman Inside Store
OREGON CITY, Oregon - On January 14, 2021 just before noon, Oregon City Police received a 911 call from a woman reporting being sexually assaulted while standing in the checkout line at the Dollar Tree store. The suspect was immediately confronted by the woman and fled the store on foot. Officers met with the caller and determined a stranger inte ... [More]

20    Home-invasion heist of pistols, rifles at Clackamas apartment complex


Home-invasion heist of pistols, rifles at Clackamas apartment complex
Last week, deputies and K9 Coda busted an armed robbery in which three suspects stole several pistols and rifles from a Clackamas apartment. All stolen weapons were recovered.

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21    Hospitals Support Gov. Brown's Decision to Delay Vaccine Eligibility Expansion


Hospitals Support Gov. Brown's Decision to Delay Vaccine Eligibility Expansion
Following Governor Brown’s decision to postpone the expansion of the group eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to include educators and those aged 65 and over, OAHHS President and CEO Becky Hultberg issued the following statement: “When the federal government announced this week that the full reserve of vaccine would be released to states a ... [More]

22    Home Damaged by Fire in Cornelius


Home Damaged by Fire in Cornelius
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - On Friday afternoon, Cornelius Firefighters were sent to a residential fire in the 1200 block of N Barlow Street. But firefighters were already aware of the fire before being alerted by dispatchers, this is because the fire station is located directly across from the incident location. A student volunteer noticed the smoke fr ... [More]

23    Grand Jury Returns a Not True Bill in Murder Investigation


Grand Jury Returns a Not True Bill in Murder Investigation
PORTLAND, Oregon – Three months after a 22-year-old man was shot to death in Southeast Portland, a suspect was arrested for the crime. Dario Papa-Vicente was facing a 2nd-degree murder charge in the death of Noah Terry on October 24, Portland police said in a release. Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that the ... [More]

24    Oregon has first case of U.K. variant of COVID-19


Oregon has first case of U.K. variant of COVID-19
PORTLAND, Oregon — Oregon Health Authority has been notified today that a person in Oregon, identified as a Multnomah County resident, has tested positive with the variant COVID-19 virus strain originally detected in the United Kingdom. This is the first identification in Oregon of the United Kingdom variant strain, also called strain B.1.1.7 or ... [More]