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25 Portland Public Schools planning for full-time in-person learning in the fall
Thursday April 15, 2021, 2:15 AM

Portland Public Schools planning for full-time in-person learning in the fall
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland’s nearly 50,000 students can expect to be back to in-person learning in more than 70 school buildings come September.

Portland Public Schools Superintendent Guadal ... [More]

26 Oregon bill sets out to prohibit 'gay panic defense,' protect LGBTQ+ Oregonians
Thursday April 15, 2021, 2:07 AM

Oregon bill sets out to prohibit 'gay panic defense,' protect LGBTQ+ Oregonians
PORTLAND, Oregon - Senate Bill 704, aimed at providing clarity and justice in crimes committed against LGBTQ+ Oregonians by changing current laws that allow for a “gay panic defense,” has passed in th ... [More]
27 41-year-old Edward T. Grant identified as victim in Old Town homicide
Thursday April 15, 2021, 1:53 AM

41-year-old Edward T. Grant identified as victim in Old Town homicide
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland police identified the victim of a shooting Saturday, April 10, in Old Town, Northwest 2nd Avenue.

The victim was identified as Edward T. Grant, 41, of Portland. He ... [More]

28 Wildland Fire threatens homes and power infrastructure in Kelso
Thursday April 15, 2021, 12:55 AM

Wildland Fire threatens homes and power infrastructure in Kelso
KELSO, Oregon - Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue responded to a reported “Field on Fire” in the area of Harris Street Road/ Corduroy Road just before 6 pm today. Initial 911 calls stated the fire was growing r ... [More]
29 19 year-old girl arrested after she set allegedly set a trashcan on fire
Wednesday April 14, 2021, 5:50 AM

19 year-old girl arrested after she set allegedly set a trashcan on fire
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Tuesday, April 13, 2020, a group gathered in Kenton Park located at 8417 North Brandon Avenue at about 9:15 p.m. earlier in the day, a "direct action" event was announced on soci ... [More]
30 PPB calls Monday's riot a 'planned, coordinated attack'
Wednesday April 14, 2021, 5:30 AM

PPB calls Monday's riot a 'planned, coordinated attack'
PORTLAND, Oregon - The aftermath of a deadly police shooting in Minnesota is being felt here in Portland.

Portland police declared a riot on Monday night after groups broke windows and set fir ... [More]

31 FBI offers reward for suspected ecoterrorist seen in Oregon
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 9:02 PM

FBI offers reward for suspected ecoterrorist seen in Oregon
PORTLAND, Oregon - For more than a decade, Josephine Sunshine Overaker has been wanted by the FBI for suspicion of arson, among other crimes, dating back to 1996 when she was a member of an eco-terror ... [More]
32 29-year-old Adam Gilliam Charged with Starting Wildfire Near Blue Ridge
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 11:42 AM

29-year-old Adam Gilliam Charged with  Starting Wildfire Near Blue Ridge
Adam Gilliam was arrested on the charge of starting a wildfire in the Blue Ridge area.

Coconino County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Highway 87 near the Highway 260 junction last Friday ... [More]

33 Oregon, California are prioritizing wildfire prevention and recovery bills
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 11:38 AM

Oregon, California are prioritizing wildfire prevention and recovery bills
California and Oregon lawmakers are considering significant wildfire prevention and relief packages after both states experienced devastating wildfire seasons last year.

More than one million ... [More]

34 Riot declared in Portland following Daunte Wright vigil
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 11:25 AM

Riot declared in Portland following Daunte Wright vigil
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Police Bureau officers declared a riot and used force to dispel protesters after marchers damaged an eastside cop shop on Monday evening, April 12.

Several hundred ... [More]

35 Black Bear Diner sites in Deschutes County fined more than $35,000 for willfully violating COVID-19 rules
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 11:01 AM

Black Bear Diner sites in Deschutes County fined more than $35,000 for willfully violating COVID-19 rules
SALEM, Oregon - OSHA has fined two Black Bear Diner sites – one in Bend and one in Redmond – more than $35,000 for violating standards designed to protect employees from the coronavirus disease. Both ... [More]
36 Springfield restaurant fined $18,430 for COVID-19 violations, including willfully exposing workers
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 10:55 AM

Springfield restaurant fined $18,430 for COVID-19 violations, including willfully exposing workers
SALEM, Oregon - OSHA has fined Twisted River Saloon in Springfield $18,430 for violating three standards designed to protect employees from the coronavirus disease. In one of the violations, the emplo ... [More]
37 SKELETAL REMAINS IDENTIFIED - Timber crew finds skeletal remains southeast of Molalla; homicide investigation launched
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 10:45 AM

SKELETAL REMAINS IDENTIFIED - Timber crew finds skeletal remains southeast of Molalla; homicide investigation launched
PORTLAND, Oregon - A homicide investigation has been launched after skeletal remains were found in a wilderness area southeast of Molalla earlier this month.

A Weyerhaeuser timber crew came ac ... [More]

38 Oregon Woman Murders 2 Men And Feeds Them To Her Pigs — But Did She Do It To Others?
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 10:10 AM

Oregon Woman Murders 2 Men And Feeds Them To Her Pigs — But Did She Do It To Others?
Susan Monica's property seemed eerie to others — especially because she allegedly said at one point 17 bodies were buried there.

Monica was born Steven Buchanan in California in 1948. She serv ... [More]

39 Reynolds School District Purchased All-Electronic Bus for its Fleet
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 9:32 AM

Reynolds School District Purchased All-Electronic Bus for its Fleet
FAIRVIEW, Oregon - Reynolds School District recently added an all-electronic bus to its fleet. The bus was purchased through a grant supporting the electric school bus program. The grant is part of a ... [More]
40 Suspects break into Estacada grocery, cause $1.2k in damage while stealing $2.6k in Juul refills
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 4:53 AM

Suspects break into Estacada grocery, cause $1.2k in damage while stealing $2.6k in Juul refills
CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Oregon - The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help as it searches for two burglars who broke into an Estacada grocery store on March 21. Surveillance vide ... [More]
41 Man jumps into Willamette River while fleeing West Linn police
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 4:38 AM

Man jumps into Willamette River while fleeing West Linn police
WEST LINN, Oregon - On Sunday, April 11, 2021, at approximately 6:50 pm, West Linn Police observed a traffic violation at the intersection of Willamette Falls Drive and Ostman Road. The driver, later ... [More]
42 Award-winning student journalist disinvited from Salem-Keizer school board meeting after controversial article
Monday April 12, 2021, 10:59 AM

Award-winning student journalist disinvited from Salem-Keizer school board meeting after controversial article
SALEM, Oregon - An award-winning journalist from South Salem High School was disinvited to appear before the Salem-Keizer school board shortly after writing a critical article on the school board memb ... [More]
43 Oregon's shipment of Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine doses slashed by 88% this week
Monday April 12, 2021, 10:48 AM

Oregon's shipment of Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine doses slashed by 88% this week
SALEM, Oregon - Problems in producing Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose coronavirus vaccine will result in an 88% reduction in the amount sent to Oregon this week, similar to the blow dealt with all 49 oth ... [More]
44 High-speed police pursuit ends when young man dies in water pond
Monday April 12, 2021, 10:32 AM

High-speed police pursuit ends when young man dies in water pond
FINDLAY – An Oregon man accused of leading law-enforcement agents on a high-speed vehicle pursuit after fleeing from a domestic violence scene apparently drowned when he drove a sport-utility vehicle ... [More]
45 Oregon House scheduled to vote this week on gun storage mandate
Monday April 12, 2021, 10:02 AM

Oregon House scheduled to vote this week on gun storage mandate
Oregon House lawmakers could vote as soon as Monday on a proposal to require gun owners to safely store their weapons and report any firearms that are lost or stolen.

Gun safety advocates have ... [More]

46 Detached garage fire outside of Dallas
Monday April 12, 2021, 9:50 AM

Detached garage fire outside of Dallas
DALLAS, Oregon - At just before 6 AM on Saturday, April 10, 2021, Sheridan, SW Polk and West Valley personnel were sent to a house fire on Laura Lane just outside of the City of Dallas. Crews arrived ... [More]
47 Suspect Arrested after Attacking Occupied Car with Hatchet
Monday April 12, 2021, 9:40 AM

Suspect Arrested after Attacking Occupied Car with Hatchet
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 3:21 p.m., Central Precinct officers were called to a threat with weapon call near Northwest 20th Avenue and Northwest Northrop Street. As officers we ... [More]
48 Suspect In Multiple Stabbings, Located and Arrested
Monday April 12, 2021, 6:25 AM

Suspect In Multiple Stabbings, Located and Arrested
WILSONVILLE, Oregon - On Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 1:11 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an assault with a weapon call in the 2800 block of S Alpine Street in the city ... [More]