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Former Oregon U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Furse dies at 84
Wednesday April 21, 2021, 1:46 PM - (1)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Elizabeth Furse, who represented northwestern Oregon in Congress for three terms in the 1990s, has died. Her husband John Platt says she suffered from complications after she fell. Furse was 84 and died on Sunday. Furse championed Native American rights and helped five Oregon t ... [More]

Evacuations lifted after fire at Organic Valley Creamery
Wednesday April 21, 2021, 1:29 PM - (2)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Residents were told they could return home on Tuesday evening hours after a fire started burning at Organic Valley Creamery in McMinnville. Earlier in the day, the McMinnville Fire Department asked residents within 1/4 a mile of the creamery to evacuate. The creamery is located ... [More]

D'Oh! - Springfield In ' The Simpsons' Was Based On Town In Oregon All Along
Wednesday April 21, 2021, 1:03 PM - (3)

OREGON - Simpsons creator Matt Groening has revealed the location of the real Springfield: It's in Oregon. In an interview with Smithsonian magazine, posted online Tuesday, Groening credits the name to the hit TV show Father Knows Best. The show "took place in the town of Springfield, and I wa ... [More]

Oregon Real ID deadline is looming
Wednesday April 21, 2021, 12:42 PM - (4)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Beginning Oct. 1, anyone hoping to board an aeroplane must have identification that is compliant with the Department of Homeland Security’s tighter airport screening process. A simple Oregon driver's license that does not have the Real ID option does not meet that criterion. An ... [More]

47-year-old Oregon Man Arrested and Charged with Sexually Exploiting a Child
Wednesday April 21, 2021, 4:07 AM - (5)

PORTLAND, Oregon - The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon announced on Tuesday a man from North Bend has been charged with sexually exploiting a female minor. On April 15, 2021, a federal grand jury in Eugene returned a three-count indictment charging Shannon Stacey Weatherbee, 47, ... [More]

A proposed Oregon gun law could be the toughest in the United States
Tuesday April 20, 2021, 9:19 AM - (6)

SALEM, Oregon - A vote by the Oregon legislature might be the toughest gun law in the United States. A proposed gun storage law that would be among the toughest in the U.S. could be voted on as early as Monday in the Oregon Legislature; those for the law say it will save lives and those again ... [More]

Solar project hinges on 'industrial' status
Tuesday April 20, 2021, 9:19 AM - (7)

SALEM — The legal question of whether a solar facility qualifies as a “rural industrial development” may decide the fate of an 80-acre project in Oregon’s Jackson County. Last year, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled the solar array was wrongly approved under an “exception” to the statewide goal o ... [More]

A lucky month For Lottery players
Tuesday April 20, 2021, 9:18 AM - (8)

SALEM, Oregon - Oregon Lottery Win for Life players have reason to celebrate this spring, as three top prizes were awarded in less than a month. The top prize for Win for Life is $1,000 per week for the rest of the life of the winner. Drawings are held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 7:30 p. ... [More]

Driver Hits Police Car, is Arrested for DUII
Tuesday April 20, 2021, 9:18 AM - (9)

PORTLAND, Oregon - On Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 3:02 A.M., two North Precinct officers were in the area of Northeast 79th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard on a call of a suspicious person possibly casing cars. An officer witnessed a 1999 Toyota Camry driving with no headlights accelerating towa ... [More]

Man Arrested in Banks Kidnapping Case (Photo)
Tuesday April 20, 2021, 9:18 AM - (10)

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at approximately 7:05 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies serving the City of Banks were dispatched to reports of a man trying to force a woman inside a vehicle near the intersection of NW Highway 47 & NW Wilson River Highway. Deputies were able to co ... [More]

Greenhouse Nurseris and greenhouses are hiring during record unemployment
Tuesday April 20, 2021, 9:18 AM - (11)

Wilsonville — March 30, 2020 — The Oregon Association of Nurseries ( is publishing an online list of nursery and greenhouse businesses that have indicated they are hiring seasonal and temporary help. As unemployment rates skyrocket during the COVID-19 outbreak, this list provides the ... [More]

Vy got married to an American
Tuesday April 20, 2021, 9:17 AM - (12)

And she lived happily ever after. ... [More]

Fire Sprinklers Prevent Large Fire
Tuesday April 20, 2021, 9:17 AM - (13)

FOREST GROVE, Oregon - This evening after 6:30pm, Forest Grove Firefighters were dispatched to a reported fire in an apartment at the Jesse Quinn Apartments in downtown Forest Grove. Crews arrived shortly after to find no signs of a fire, but when the made it to the second floor they encountered lig ... [More]

Vehicle Pulled From Willamette River With Human Remains Inside.
Tuesday April 20, 2021, 9:17 AM - (14)

On 5/26/20, around 4:40 p.m., Adventures With Purpose was shooting a YouTube video at the Jefferson Street Boat Ramp in Milwaukie. They were filming a dive team recovering a car from the Willamette River. The car was approximately 400-yards off shore in about 85-feet of water. Once the vehicle was r ... [More]

Suspect Identified in Kelso Homicide
Tuesday April 20, 2021, 9:17 AM - (15)

KELSO, Washington - Detectives identified a suspect in the murder of a Kelso man at his home last year based on an extensive investigation. Over the course of seven months, detectives with the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office identified Stephen Penwarden of Seaside, Oregon as the suspect in the murde ... [More]

People attempted to break into Federal Courthouse and lit fires downtown
Tuesday April 20, 2021, 9:17 AM - (16)

PORTLAND, Oregon - On July 20, 2020 large groups of people gathered in downtown Portland in Chapman Square Park and Lownsdale Square Park and in Waterfront Park near the Salmon Springs Fountain. At about 9:00 p.m. the crowds converged on SW 3rd Avenue outside the Justice Center and gave speeches. Ca ... [More]

Fatal hit-and-run suspect arrested on new witness-tampering charge; girlfriend also suspected
Tuesday April 20, 2021, 9:13 AM - (17)

After being released from Clackamas County Jail after posting bail, fatal hit-and-run suspect Kevin Charles Derrick and his girlfriend Alysha Raeann Esser allegedly confronted, physically assaulted and injured a witness in the case. It is believed this assault was intended to deter the witness f ... [More]

Overflow sewage grease clogs sewer line at NE 160th near Burnside Street
Monday April 19, 2021, 10:14 PM - (18)

PORTLAND, Oregon - City crews responded to a sewage overflow on NE 160th Avenue just north of Burnside Street to find a sewer line clogged by grease. They reported to the area around 2 p.m. and cleared the blockage around 6:30 p.m.


Oregon In Process Of Getting a new state song
Monday April 19, 2021, 1:04 AM - (19)

Oregon’s official state song, "Oregon, My Oregon," was adopted through Legislative action in 1927. The song was written in 1920 by John A. Buchanan, a former Oregon State Representative and municipal judge from Astoria, and the music was composed by Henry B. Murtagh for a competition to identify a s ... [More]

Man killed by Portland Police officer in Lents Park identified
Sunday April 18, 2021, 9:24 AM - (20)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland authorities have identified the man who was shot and killed by a police officer in Southeast Portland on Friday as 46-year-old Robert Douglas Delgado. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's office concluded that Delgado died of "a single gunshot wound." His family has bee ... [More]

19-year-old Hugh Moyes dies in auto crash
Sunday April 18, 2021, 9:15 AM - (21)

On Friday, April 16, 2021 at approximately 10:30 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle collision on Hwy 95. Apparently, a Subaru Tribeca driven by 51-year-old Heidi Dunn of Spokane Valley, Washington, was northbound passing in a no passing zone and coll ... [More]

21-year-old Josue Sanabria of Aloha Killed After Car Crashes Into Tree
Sunday April 18, 2021, 9:03 AM - (22)

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 11:49 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a car crash in the 6600 block of SW River Road south of Hillsboro. When deputies arrived with emergency medical crews, they found a man who had been driving a 1990 Nissan 240SX and gone off the road ... [More]

Oregonians continue to defy national standars by refusing to wear health masks
Sunday April 18, 2021, 8:53 AM - (23)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregonians have a history of doing things their way. And often it's a good way, inventive, challenging, and progressive. Only time will tell if defying health standards and refusing to wear masks will earn Oregon as a rebel state, leader, or leading in new covid deaths. Many ... [More]

Portland cop Zachary Delong on administrative leave after shooting
Saturday April 17, 2021, 10:56 AM - (24)

PORTLAND, Oregon - The officer involved in a shooting on April 16, 2021, is Officer Zachary Delong, an 8-year veteran of the Police Bureau assigned to East Precinct. He is now paid on administrative leave per Bureau policy. Portland Police said they have completed the on-scene investigation at Le ... [More]

Police declared Riot condition after windows smashed in Portland protests
Saturday April 17, 2021, 6:26 AM - (25)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Police in Portland, Oregon, said Saturday they arrested four people after declaring a riot Friday night when protesters smashed windows, burglarized businesses and set multiple fires during demonstrations that started after police fatally shot a man while responding to reports of ... [More]

Oregon Governer Kate Brown grateful for J&J COVID shot, says 'pause' won't alter state plan
Thursday April 15, 2021, 7:33 AM - (26)

WOODBURN, Oregon - Oregon Governer Kate Brown toured the Salud Medical Center in Woodburn on Wednesday, highlighting it as an example of community-based organizations that can get vaccines to people who may be reluctant to get the shot. “We are making sure they can get the vaccine so they can vac ... [More]

Virus deadly to rabbits found in Oregon, concerns environmental experts
Thursday April 15, 2021, 7:23 AM - (27)

PORTLAND, Oregon – Environmental scientists are concerned about the state's wild rabbit population after repeated cases of a virus that kills the animals were reported in various parts of the state. The new outbreak of rabbit hemorrhagic disease, reported by the US Department of Agriculture on W ... [More]

Lawmakers Prep Tweaks To Oregon's Drug Decriminalization Effort
Thursday April 15, 2021, 7:06 AM - (28)

SALEM, Oregon - A voter-approved law to decriminalize small amounts of illicit drugs and increase access to addiction treatment would see substantive changes under a bill moving through the Oregon Legislature. While the underpinnings of 2020's Ballot Measure 110 would remain intact, tweaks that h ... [More]

Miss Oregon Scholarship Program to return with hybrid pageant
Thursday April 15, 2021, 6:59 AM - (29)

PORTLAND, Oregon - The Miss Oregon Scholarship Program will be back in Seaside with the 68th annual program at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center June 16 through June 19. xxxxl Director Beth McShane said the program will be a hybrid event, with both a live audience and live stream virtual ... [More]

23-year-old Woman arrested for Milwaukie, Oregon man's shooting death in Florida
Thursday April 15, 2021, 6:45 AM - (30)

PORTLAND, Oregon - A woman was arrested in Florida this week for the murder of a man in Clackamas County, deputies said. On Monday, April 12, 2021, at a Florida Greyhound station, a U.S. Marshals Service task force arrested the prime suspect in the early March murder of Jimmy Alan Pearson. 23- ... [More]

SOLVE's Oregon Spring Cleanup happening Saturday
Thursday April 15, 2021, 6:20 AM - (31)

PORTLAND, Oregon - SOLVE is kicking off Earth Day celebrations with a new event called Oregon Spring Cleanup. A series ... [More]

Oregon gas stations don't have to display their prices on reader boards
Thursday April 15, 2021, 5:24 AM - (32)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Jill McMahon needed gas. Her car was running low on fuel, so the Tigard woman pulled off at the Woodburn exit. The Chevron station nearest Interstate 5 had a tanker blocking customers, so McMahon drove down the street to the ARCO AM/PM station. The ARCO gas station had a lar ... [More]

Bill aims to bring Oregon's 'orphan highways' under local control
Thursday April 15, 2021, 5:08 AM - (33)

PORTLAND, Oregon - One of the most dangerous streets in the city of Portland is 82nd Avenue, a state-owned road. From 2007 to 2018, 16 people died on that road, according to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Just last weekend, a pedestrian was killed crossing Northeast 82nd Avenue nea ... [More]

Oregon, Washington to stop administering Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 reports of rare blood clots
Thursday April 15, 2021, 4:44 AM - (34)

PORTLAND, Oregon - The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Washington State Department of Health on Tuesday asked vaccine providers across the state to immediately stop administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine following a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( ... [More]

Oregon crews respond to multiple brush fires
Thursday April 15, 2021, 3:27 AM - (35)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Warmer weather plus dry, windy conditions have led to a troubling number of brush fires across Oregon, according to state officials. On Tuesday, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) reported that 70 fires had burned 402 acres on ODF land already this year. The agency said th ... [More]

Portland Public Schools planning for full-time in-person learning in the fall
Thursday April 15, 2021, 2:15 AM - (36)

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 Guadalupe Guerrero made an announcement at Tuesday night’s virtual board meeting. "It’s our expectation that ... [More]

Oregon bill sets out to prohibit 'gay panic defense,' protect LGBTQ+ Oregonians
Thursday April 15, 2021, 2:07 AM - (37)

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 the Oregon Senate. Under current Oregon law, it is possible to commit an act of murder in the secon ... [More]

41-year-old Edward T. Grant identified as victim in Old Town homicide
Thursday April 15, 2021, 1:53 AM - (38)

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 was found dead in an apartment on Northwest Second Avenue apartment at 1:15 p.m. The Medical Examiner ... [More]

Wildland Fire threatens homes and power infrastructure in Kelso
Thursday April 15, 2021, 12:55 AM - (39)

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 rapidly and was approximately 20x100 ft. A C2FR Battalion Chief arrived within 5 minutes to find a ... [More]

19 year-old girl arrested after she set allegedly set a trashcan on fire
Wednesday April 14, 2021, 5:50 AM - (40)

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 social media, discouraging streaming and "peace police." A similarly publicized incident the night befor ... [More]

PPB calls Monday's riot a 'planned, coordinated attack'
Wednesday April 14, 2021, 5:30 AM - (41)

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 fires at the Penumbra Kelly Building on East Burnside. Rioters were responding to the death of 20-year-old D ... [More]

FBI offers reward for suspected ecoterrorist seen in Oregon
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 9:02 PM - (42)

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-terrorism cell known as "The Family." Josephine Overaker, AKA Lisa Quintana, was allegedly a member of ... [More]

29-year-old Adam Gilliam Charged with Starting Wildfire Near Blue Ridge
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 11:42 AM - (43)

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 for a report of a wildfire. Witnesses told deputies they were driving along the highway and saw the fire, ... [More]

Oregon, California are prioritizing wildfire prevention and recovery bills
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 11:38 AM - (44)

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 acres burned in each state last year, a figure twice Oregon’s annual amount over the past decade, accordi ... [More]

Riot declared in Portland following Daunte Wright vigil
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 11:25 AM - (45)

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 demonstrators gathered at Laurelhurst Park for a vigil for Daunte Wright — a Black man killed by a police ... [More]

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 - (46)

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 sites, under the same ownership, willfully continued to potentially expose workers to the virus, des ... [More]

Springfield restaurant fined $18,430 for COVID-19 violations, including willfully exposing workers
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 10:55 AM - (47)

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 employer willfully continued to potentially expose workers to the virus, despite a public health order li ... [More]

SKELETAL REMAINS IDENTIFIED - Timber crew finds skeletal remains southeast of Molalla; homicide investigation launched
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 10:45 AM - (48)

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 across the remains — including a partial human skull — in a steep ravine off a private logging road while p ... [More]

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 - (49)

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 served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Following an honourable discharge, she began living as a woma ... [More]

Reynolds School District Purchased All-Electronic Bus for its Fleet
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 9:32 AM - (50)

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 larger initiative at Portland General Electric to invest its Oregon Clean Fuels Program credits in w ... [More]

Suspects break into Estacada grocery, cause $1.2k in damage while stealing $2.6k in Juul refills
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 4:53 AM - (51)

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 video of the crime is available below. Shortly before 1 a.m. on Sunday, March 21, 2021, two male susp ... [More]

Man jumps into Willamette River while fleeing West Linn police
Tuesday April 13, 2021, 4:38 AM - (52)

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 identified as 42-year-old David Allen RIOS, turned down a side street as the officer turned around t ... [More]

Award-winning student journalist disinvited from Salem-Keizer school board meeting after controversial article
Monday April 12, 2021, 10:59 AM - (53)

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 members. FOX 12 first met Eddy Binford-Ross on the streets of Portland last summer. She was one of th ... [More]

Oregon's shipment of Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine doses slashed by 88% this week
Monday April 12, 2021, 10:48 AM - (54)

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 other states. Oregon last week received a record 61,400 doses, but this week the federal government ... [More]

High-speed police pursuit ends when young man dies in water pond
Monday April 12, 2021, 10:32 AM - (55)

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 into a pond, authorities said. Trevor Clark, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:48 p.m. Su ... [More]

Oregon House scheduled to vote this week on gun storage mandate
Monday April 12, 2021, 10:02 AM - (56)

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 tried for several years to pass those mandates, known as the “Cindy Yuille and Steve Forsyth Act” after ... [More]

Detached garage fire outside of Dallas
Monday April 12, 2021, 9:50 AM - (57)

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 to find a separate two-car garage, with converted living quarters on the second floor, completely in ... [More]

Suspect Arrested after Attacking Occupied Car with Hatchet
Monday April 12, 2021, 9:40 AM - (58)

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 were responding, they learned that several callers were reporting someone swinging around a hatchet an ... [More]

Suspect In Multiple Stabbings, Located and Arrested
Monday April 12, 2021, 6:25 AM - (59)

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 of Cornelius. A person called 911 to report that 33-year-old Artemio Guzman-Olvera had been stabbed ... [More]

499 new confirmed new Oregon COVID-19 cases and no deaths
Monday April 12, 2021, 3:50 AM - (60)

PORTLAND, Oregon - There are no new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, the state’s death toll remains at 2,440 the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported today April 11, 2021. OHA reported 499 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 bringing the state total to 170,568. The new confirme ... [More]

Suspect Charged with murder in Old Town Homicide
Monday April 12, 2021, 3:38 AM - (61)

PORTLAND, Oregon On Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 1:15p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a death investigation call at an apartment in the 0 block of Northwest 2nd Avenue. When they arrived they located a deceased adult male. Their preliminary investigation suggesting that the death was a ho ... [More]

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Kills Healthy Young Black Bear
Monday April 12, 2021, 2:44 AM - (62)

SALEM, Oregon - This is a story about a otherwise healthy but hungry young bear needlessly killed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The young black bear was euthanized yesterday following its illegal removal from the Cascade-Siskiyou National Forest. "We have a long-standing polic ... [More]

Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian in Cully Neighborhood
Sunday April 11, 2021, 7:38 PM - (63)

PORTLAND, Oregon - A man died after being struck by a car in the Cully Neighborhood. On Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 9:10p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash in the 4900 block of Northeast 82nd Avenue. When they arrived they found an adult male, who was believed to ... [More]

Oregon Veterans' Home Earns 5-Star National Rating
Sunday April 11, 2021, 6:52 AM - (64)

THE DALLES - Again this year, the place where honor lives, the Oregon Veterans' Home in The Dalles, has been named one of the top rated nursing homes in Oregon by U.S. News & World Report's annual 2014 Best Nursing Homes report. The sixth annual report indicates the Home received an overall five ... [More]

Replenish Your Soul At This Unique 'River Overlook Dome' In An Oregon Forest
Sunday April 11, 2021, 2:33 AM - (65)

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, located in southwestern Oregon. I feel like every year getaways get extra interesting and even more unique in Oregon. Just when you think you’ve seen at all, whether it be treehouses in Oregon, fire watch tours, or other remote beautiful areas, there’s never ... [More]

Man Arrested after Attack with a Hatchet on an Occupied Car
Sunday April 11, 2021, 2:23 AM - (66)

PORTLAND, Oregon - A man charged with threatening a driver with a hatchet was arrested for Assault and other charges. On Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 3:21p.m., were sent to Northwest 20th Avenue and Northwest Northrop Street. As officers were responding, they learned that several callers were repor ... [More]

Man stabbed to death, suspect arrested in several Cornelius stabbings
Sunday April 11, 2021, 2:04 AM - (67)

CORNELIUS, 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 of Cornelius. A person called 911 to report that 33-year-old Artemio Guzman-Olvera had been stabbed b ... [More]

Woman shot, Suspect Carjacks Vehicle
Sunday April 11, 2021, 1:51 AM - (68)

PORTLAND, Oregon - A victim is recovering from serious injuries after being shot in the Argay Terrace Neighborhood, and a suspect is in custody after a carjacking and vehicle pursuit. On Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 6:14p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a shooting at Northeast 127th ... [More]

Apparent SPACEX UFO Lands in Pacific Ocean
Saturday April 10, 2021, 1:54 AM - (69)

WALDPORT, Oregon - Last night at about 3:15 PM, an object was found by a local fisherman that is mostly likely burned debris from a spacecraft. Apparently the charged remains landed in the pacific ocean then washed ashore in the Alsea Bay near Waldport. The debris was removed from the Alsea Bay by a ... [More]

Police want help with illegal Killing of Tundra Swans in Harney County
Saturday April 10, 2021, 1:40 AM - (70)

HARNEY COUNTY - The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful taking of two Tundra Swans in Harney County. 


29-year-old Corey Michael Scroggins wanted by police
Saturday April 10, 2021, 1:35 AM - (71)

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Oregon - On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 8:30 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an injury traffic crash on NW Susbauer Road and NW Long Road, north of the city of Cornelius. When deputies arrived, they learned that the driver of one of the vehicles invol ... [More]

Oregon Cannabis Commission sets Zoom meeting for April 21
Friday April 9, 2021, 10:40 PM - (72)

What: A Zoom meeting for the Oregon Cannabis Commission.


Oaks Amusement Park Reopens
Friday April 9, 2021, 10:21 PM - (73)

PORTLAND, Oregon - The Oaks Park Association is thrilled to announce the reopening of their amusement park, including the rides, miniature golf course, and midway games, for the 2021 season.  This historic reopening is cause for a city-wide celebration, coming after last season’s cancellation which ... [More]

Missing 20-year-old boy may be endangered
Friday April 9, 2021, 10:08 PM - (74)

VANCOURVER, Washington - Samuel A Stockett was involved in a hit and run collision with a semi around 0347 on April 6, 2021, on I-5 northbound, just north of the bridge. Information indicates he may have received a ride to the Vancouver Mall then got on the VINE. He has no known ties to the Vancouve ... [More]

ClackCo to Brown: High Risk is 'precipice of collapse'
Friday April 9, 2021, 1:15 AM - (75)

PORTLAND, Oregon (KOIN) — On the eve of moving back into a High Risk COVID category, the Clackamas County commissioners appealed to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to re-think her decision before it takes effect on Friday. “Our residents have been through much – three declared disasters in 11 months. Whil ... [More]

Melvin Date From Hillsboro Wins $3.9 Million Megabucks Jackpot
Friday April 9, 2021, 1:03 AM - (76)

SALEM, Oregon - A Hillsboro man is the latest Oregon’s Game Megabucks jackpot winner, taking home a $3.9 million jackpot. Melvin Date matched all six numbers for the April 3 Megabucks drawing to win the $3.9 million jackpot. A long-time player, Date routinely checks his tickets the day following ... [More]

Find The Golden Egg: Solve the puzzles, Win The Prize
Friday April 9, 2021, 12:56 AM - (77)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Downtown Portland encourages you to join the hunt for magical Golden Eggs hidden throughout Downtown Portland beginning today and through the weekend (April 8, 9, & 10). What: Clues to the Egg locations are posted at 11:45 a.m. each day of the hunt. The first person or group t ... [More]

Governor Brown Pleased: Police reform bills advance in Oregon
Thursday April 8, 2021, 10:00 PM - (78)

SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon House Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to send a number of police reform bills to the full house floor. The bills contain a variety of reform issues, including new training, and the use of tear gas and munitions. Republicans and Democrats unanimously approved many of ... [More]

Oregon DOJ Cracks Down on Deceptive Mailers
Thursday April 8, 2021, 4:58 AM - (79)

Appearing like a Lottery scratch-off ticket, a mailer shows up in your mailbox, saying you could win thousands of dollars in cash or a new TV. Scratch away, and it shows you’re a winner — you just have to pick up your prize at a local dealership. On April 7, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenbl ... [More]

COVID-19 sickens larger proportion of young people, Oregon and national data show
Wednesday April 7, 2021, 9:36 PM - (80)

SALEM, Oregon - New COVID-19 case counts have plummeted in Oregon, but the state is experiencing a change in who is testing positive. Since January, the share of new cases in Oregonians aged 10 to 19 has grown by roughly 50% while the proportion of those aged 20 to 50 has shrunk, according to an ana ... [More]

Officers respond to man with gun downtown - recover replica firearm
Wednesday April 7, 2021, 9:25 PM - (81)

PORTLAND, Oregon - On April 7, 2021, at about 1:04 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the area of Southwest 5th Avenue and Southwest Alder Street regarding a suspicious person with a gun. A security officer taking a break from work encountered a man walking i ... [More]

Cats saved at house fire In Clark County Fire
Wednesday April 7, 2021, 9:02 PM - (82)

Clark County Fire District 6 Firefighters were successful in saving a cat and several kittens today after a house fire in Felida. The fire started at 4:15 this afternoon on NW 34th Avenue. Initial reports say that the homeowner was home and suddenly noticed that there a fire on the second floor of t ... [More]

Two million watts of Oregon electric solar farm power now coming online
Wednesday April 7, 2021, 3:41 AM - (83)

PORTLAND, Oregon - More than two million watts of electric power will be generated by four solar farms planned to come online in Oregon. The electric power will be supported by renewable energy provider Neighborhood Power and Mana Monitoring. Three of the projects, online now, are the first proje ... [More]

Multnomah, Clackamas among Oregon counties moving back to 'high' COVID risk level Friday
Wednesday April 7, 2021, 3:13 AM - (84)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Governor Brown just increased coronavirus risk levels for Oregon on Tuesday afternoon. Six counties moved backward from 'Moderate' and into the 'High' category. Clackamas, Deschutes, Multnomah, Klamath, Linn and Tillamook counties all changed to the High Risk category. This mea ... [More]

Oregon Aquarium staffers saddened after Sea Otter they rescued dies
Wednesday April 7, 2021, 2:46 AM - (85)

NANZANITA BEACH, Oregon - On Monday, Seaside Aquarium staffers rescued an sick sea otter after they received a call about the sea otter stranded at the south end of the Manzanita Beach. Aquarium staff said the otter was struggling and showing signs of possible neurological damage. Aquarium staffe ... [More]

Dead man found on sidewalk in Portland's Goose Hollow neighborhood
Wednesday April 7, 2021, 2:26 AM - (86)

PORTLAND, Oregon - On April 5, 2021, at about 1:40 a.m., Portland Police received a call regarding a dead body on the sidewalk near Southwest Morrison Street and Southwest 20th Avenue. Portland Fire and Rescue were stopped by a witness to inform Rescue about the dead body. The man was later identifi ... [More]

Man Gets More Than 200 Years In Prison for Sexually Abusing Two Young Girls
Wednesday April 7, 2021, 2:08 AM - (87)

37-year-old Michael Ray Long from Junction City, was sentenced today after being found guilty in a jury trial on February 5, 2021. Long was charged with 22 counts of sex abuse-related crimes. He was convicted for sexually abusing two young girls when they were eight and twelve years old. Long was ... [More]

Crypto Investment Scams - Oregon FBI Tech Building a Digital Defense
Tuesday April 6, 2021, 9:23 AM - (88)

SALEM, Oregon - Cryptocurrency itself is perfectly legal to buy and use in the U.S. In fact, many mainstream companies are now accepting cryptocurrency for goods and services. What we are seeing, though, is an increase in bad actors who are using old style scams to steal this new-style virtual asset ... [More]

Suspect Arrested in Attempted Murder Of Police Officers
Tuesday April 6, 2021, 9:17 AM - (89)

A suspect has been arrested in Indianapolis, Indiana, related to multiple firebomb attacks on police officers in 2020. During the riots of last summer the use of firebombs known as Molotov Cocktails has been an ongoing investigation by the following agencies: The Portland Police Bureau Arson U ... [More]

Woodburn Police Arrest Theft Suspects
Monday April 5, 2021, 11:40 PM - (90)

WOODBURN, Oregon - On Saturday, April 3, at about 5:30pm, Woodburn Police Officers responded to the report of a theft that had just occurred at Woodburn Skate Park, 200 Oak Street, Woodburn, OR 97071. The caller reported two males had just stolen an iPhone, AirPods, money and other small items that ... [More]

Oregon warns of 'fourth surge' of COVID-19 as vaccination continues
Monday April 5, 2021, 6:41 AM - (91)

SALEM, Oregon - Cases of COVID-19 have trended upward in Oregon and across the country, even as vaccines reach more and more people. Oregon state health leaders have jumped at every opportunity to warn the public that the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. That warning carries new weight this we ... [More]

Oregon delays permits until July for coast weddings during COVID-19
Monday April 5, 2021, 2:38 AM - (92)

OREGON, USA — Due to safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Oregon will not issue permits for outdoor events like weddings until July 1. That includes some weddings planned on Oregon's public beaches. Carolyn Greenwood is a wedding officiant based in Manzanita. She estimates a ... [More]

Activists, Lawmakers Look To Revive Plastic-Pollution Legislation In Oregon
Monday April 5, 2021, 2:35 AM - (93)

A new report from the Ocean Conservancy said nearly 100 percent of volunteers found PPE at coastal cleanup sites, including in Oregon, with face masks the most common item. Nick Mallos, a senior director at the organization, said the waste of all plastic disposables is up, and now is a critical t ... [More]

Governor Brown greets students on first day back in class
Monday April 5, 2021, 2:25 AM - (94)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Governor Kate Brown visited Woodburn's Lincoln Elementary School on April 1, the first day of hybrid in-person instruction for Woodburn School District and around the state. Governor's Office spokespeople said Brown toured Lincoln Elementary with Woodburn School District Acting ... [More]

Cat rescue group saves cat stuck in rat trap
Monday April 5, 2021, 1:47 AM - (95)

PORTLAND, Oregon - A once unfortunate cat was recently rescued by animal loving volunteers after she got her paw caught in a rat trap. Members of Meow Village, a cat rescue based in Aurora, found the starving, underweight stray in the Portland area. A veterinarian later discovered that part of he ... [More]

Man struck and killed by train on tracks in Eugene
Monday April 5, 2021, 1:37 AM - (96)

EUGENE, Oregon - A person walking on the tracks in Eugene was struck and killed by a train. At 2:44 p.m. Friday, a man was reported to have been walking on the train tracks and was hit by an oncoming train near Chambers Street and Railroad Boulevard. The train had activated its horn and whistl ... [More]

Portland neighbors react as unrest continues outside police union headquarters
Monday April 5, 2021, 1:18 AM - (97)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Serving as a constant reminder of the struggle for racial and social justice issues, another fiery demonstration descended on a North Portland neighborhood Saturday night, adjacent to the Portland Police Association building. Portland Police said a group of about 40 people gath ... [More]

Police: Stranger pulls down mask, kisses baby girl on the lips in store before arrest
Monday April 5, 2021, 1:04 AM - (98)

SPRINGFIELD, Oregon - A Lane County man was arrested Thursday evening after police investigated a harassment incident at a local store, the Springfield Police Department reported. Just after 6 p.m. Thursday, an officer was flagged down by a father who reported a stranger had just pulled his face ... [More]

Oregon House Reps. speak on bipartisan efforts in legislature
Monday April 5, 2021, 12:55 AM - (99)

PORTLAND, Oregon - On this week's segment of Your Voice Your Vote, KATU News is joined by two leaders of the Oregon House of Representatives to talk about the bipartisan agreement to focus on budget-balancing bills. On Thursday, it was announced that the House GOP will waive the requirement to re ... [More]

19-Year-Old Girl Found Dead in Remote Area bordering Oregon
Monday April 5, 2021, 12:52 AM - (100)

BUTTE COUNTY, California - Deputies announced on Friday that missing teenager Tatiana Dugger was found dead. Her body was discovered north in Siskiyou County, which borders Oregon. Authorities made the tragic revelation almost three months after she disappeared. Her family reported the 19-year-ol ... [More]

Portland Oregon Couple Arrested For Stolen Vehicles
Monday April 5, 2021, 12:40 AM - (101)

T. GEORGE — Two Washington County women were arrested in Mesquite, Nevada, after officers found the pair with a vehicle reportedly stolen from a dealership in St. George, while an Oregon couple was also arrested in a reportedly stolen vehicle in Mesquite two days before. A Hurricane woman, 34-yea ... [More]

Oregon Insight: Brewers were soaked by pandemic
Monday April 5, 2021, 12:23 AM - (102)

The pandemic upended many of the things we think of as distinctively Oregon – festivals, restaurants, hotels, theater. And beer. Employment at Oregon breweries tumbled 43% in the first months of the pandemic. While many of those jobs bounced back over the summer as the state gradually reopened, b ... [More]

Bias crime case ends with restorative justice agreement
Sunday April 4, 2021, 11:49 PM - (103)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Daniel Hutchens pleaded guilty to committing a bias crime against an Asian American and that as part of the sentencing, Hutchens agreed to participate in restorative justice with the Oregon Chinese Coalition. ... [More]

Father accused of shooting son in Silverton – Portland, Oregon
Sunday April 4, 2021, 11:40 PM - (104)

MARION COUNTY, Oregon - On Friday, April 2nd, 2021, at about 7:23 p.m., a local hospital notified deputies a 27-year-old patient with multiple gunshot wounds had been brought to the hospital by family members. As deputies began investigating they learned the shooting occurred at a rural property on ... [More]

Park Rangers Threatened by Suspect with Machete, Arrest Made
Sunday April 4, 2021, 11:27 PM - (105)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Parks and Recreation Rangers, as well as a community member, were threatened by a suspect with an axe and a paintball gun in Downtown Portland. On Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 10:09a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the precinct front desk on a report that vict ... [More]

Corvallis Police Department Officer Involved Shooting
Sunday April 4, 2021, 11:20 PM - (106)

BENTON COUNTY, Oregon - On 4-03-21 at approximately 0339 hours, Corvallis Police Department officers responded to a report of a male trespassing in the Days Inn Hotel at 1113 NW 9th Street. A hotel employee told Dispatchers the male was acting in an aggressive manner and trying to get into guest ... [More]

Oregon Public health alert issued for raw ground chorizo sausage products due to possible foreign matter contamination
Sunday April 4, 2021, 2:11 AM - (107)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert for raw ground chorizo sausage products due to concerns that the products may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard pieces of crystalline material. FSIS ... [More]

Sunday April 4, 2021, 2:04 AM - (108)

PORTLAND TENNESSE: (Smokey Barn News) – Smokey Barn News has confirmed that a man was struck by a train and injured in Portland TN Friday evening. According to the Portland Fire Department, the accident occurred just before 6 pm. CSX notified dispatch about the accident involving an impact with a ... [More]

Venerable Woodstock barber shop stays in the family
Sunday April 4, 2021, 1:59 AM - (109)

Mae's Family Barber Shop at 4617 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard has been a fixture in the neighborhood for 25 years. This year, in January, Muong Lor – popularly known as Mae – and her husband Ton retired, and turned the family business over to Mae's daughter-in-law, Theavy Tep. *Theavy, who is now 38 ... [More]

Portland-Area Regal Cinemas Will Begin Reopening This Month
Sunday April 4, 2021, 1:55 AM - (110)

If you've been bemoaning your inability to see stupid movies on the big screen, we've got good news. Regal Cinemas will begin reopening in the Portland area later this month. The multiplex chain recently announced its state-by-state reopening schedule. The first Portland-area theater, Regal's Bri ... [More]

Salem Police Fatally Shoot Suicidal Man Who Made Threats
Sunday April 4, 2021, 1:49 AM - (111)

SALEM, ORE. (AP) — Salem police shot and killed a man Friday night who reportedly was threatening to kill himself, according to Oregon State Police. The shooting happened at about 5:15 p.m. on Ewald Avenue SE. Police said they were called on a report the man was suicidal and had injured himself, ... [More]

Hidden mural in Milwaukie Westmoreland tells Indian legends
Sunday April 4, 2021, 1:34 AM - (112)

John Keane, owner of the C.A. Butt Building at 6805 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland, just north of Bybee Boulevard, last year commissioned an 11 foot by 60 foot mural, facing south on the building's second story, to commemorate an Indian legend about how Willamette Falls was created.The mural ... [More]

Driver Identified in March 8 Fatal Crash on Glenn L. Jackson Bridge
Sunday April 4, 2021, 1:28 AM - (113)

PORTLAND, Oregon - The driver of the Toyota was identified by the Medical Examiner as Cecilia R. Hao, 70, of Vancouver, Washington. Her family has been notified of her death. No other information is available. The crash remains under investigation. *** On March 8, 2021, at about 1:11 a.m., ... [More]

SW Washington health official urges caution around Easter gatherings
Sunday April 4, 2021, 12:29 AM - (114)

VANCOUVER, Washington - Easter will be one of the first holidays with loosened coronavirus restrictions since the pandemic began. It's a promising step forward, but a concerning one for doctors. "We’re all getting excited, things are getting better, we’re opening up, but we don’t have close to en ... [More]

UPDATED - Homicide Investigation - Josephine County
Saturday April 3, 2021, 11:58 PM - (115)

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Oregon - On Thursday, April 1, 2021 at approximately 2:30 P.M., members of the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office arrested Harley Boitz (26) during a traffic stop on Laurel Rd. in Cave Junction. Boitz is being held in the Josephine County Jail on the charges of Murder, Arson, Ab ... [More]

Jaxon Palm and Corban Cody have been found and are no longer missing
Saturday April 3, 2021, 11:44 PM - (116)

SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division, is thankful for the community support to find Jaxon Palm and Corban Cody. Jaxon Palm, age 13, and Corban Cody, age 14, are children in foster care who went missing from Albany, Ore. on March 30, 2021. They wer ... [More]

Fuel Tanker Crash Leads to Evacuation of 12 Homes
Saturday April 3, 2021, 10:36 PM - (117)

STAYTON, Oregon - On March 23rd, 2021, deputies were called to the scene of a crash involving a fuel tanker which overturned on Golf Club Road SE, Stayton. During the crash, a large quantify of fuel was spilled from the vehicle, leaving Golf Club Road closed for several days to allow time for hazard ... [More]

Saturday April 3, 2021, 10:30 PM - (118)

SALEM, Oregon - OSHA has fined Forage Coffee Company LLC in Medford $9,250 for three violations of on-the-job safety standards meant to protect workers from the coronavirus disease. In one violation – committed willfully – the business potentially exposed employees to the virus by allowing indoor di ... [More]

Firearms, many illegal drugs sized from properties in Veneta and rural Elmira
Saturday April 3, 2021, 10:21 PM - (119)

ELMIRA, Oregon - On 04-01-2021, the Lane County Sheriff's Office responded to an address in the 27000 block of Lawrence Rd. north west of Elmira regarding the location of a stolen vehicle. During the investigation deputies encountered what appeared to be a large, illegal Butane Marijuana Hash Oil ( ... [More]

'Frankie the Adventure Goat' and Oregonian Owner Has Traveled Over 60,000 Miles Across America in Epic Road Trip
Saturday April 3, 2021, 10:14 PM - (120)

GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Meet Frankie, the adventurous goat who has traveled over 60,000 miles across the US with her owners in their colorful Airstream trailer. Cate Battles and her husband Chad moved from their house into a trailer in 2016, and they’ve been traveling to beauty spots with their fav ... [More]

Portland Premature doll-size baby Now local celebrity
Saturday April 3, 2021, 10:13 PM - (121)

PORTLAND, Oregon - A premature baby the size of a Superman action figure has made a miraculous recovery—and now celebrates every milestone with his sidekick by his side. Logan Ray was born at 23 weeks gestation, weighing just 1.5 pounds, the same height as a tiny 12 inch Superman figure. Docto ... [More]

Kevin Costner loves stories about Oregon history
Saturday April 3, 2021, 10:13 PM - (122)

Many of us remember a time, before the internet, when the primary source of historical tidbits we garnered as kids came from stories told by our parents or school teachers. Now an iPhone app co-founded by Hollywood star Kevin Costner seeks to tailor that experience to road-tripping families. Unde ... [More]

15-year-old Roseburg Girl Reunited With Her Lost Cat after 3 years
Saturday April 3, 2021, 10:13 PM - (123)

ROSEBURG, Oregon - This 15-year-old girl had only been volunteering at her local animal shelter for a few days when she was suddenly reunited with her childhood cat named Spunky. Hannah Rountree had not seen Spunky since he disappeared from her home in Roseburg, Oregon during a family vacation th ... [More]

Oregon Man Buys School Bus To Transport His 10 Grandkids to School
Saturday April 3, 2021, 10:12 PM - (124)

GLADSTONE, Oregon - This Oregon man may have just won the award for “Grandfather of the Year” after he surprised his grandkids with a creative Christmas gift on wheels. Doug Hayes recently decided to surprise his 10 grandkids by getting them their own personal school bus for Christmas. Since t ... [More]

Girl and man involved in accident on hiway, man dies
Saturday April 3, 2021, 10:02 PM - (125)

CLARK COUNTY, Oregon - On 4/2/2021 at 1pm, EMS personnel and CCSO deputies responded to the 8100 block of NE 25th Avenue for the report of a collision involving a motorcycle and a vehicle. Upon arrival, EMS personnel attended to a motorcyclist who was lying in the roadway, unresponsive. Resuscitat ... [More]

Oregon's Kate Brown is one of the most unpopular governors in country: Morning Consult survey
Saturday April 3, 2021, 3:06 AM - (126)

SALEM, Oregon - Kate Brown has received some very positive national press in the four years since she reached the governor’s office in Oregon. In February 2017, for example, The New Yorker heralded her as “approachably fierce,” quoting an admirer who called her “a combination of Snoopy and Katniss E ... [More]

Has Eugene, Oregon, found a 'superpower' for climate action?
Saturday April 3, 2021, 2:59 AM - (127)

This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Tyee Williams has been on the frontlines of climate change as a wildland firefighter. He helped battle the Pine Gulch Fire, one of three record-setting fires in Colorado last ... [More]

Gov. Kate Brown orders flags lowered in honor of police officer killed in US Capitol attack
Saturday April 3, 2021, 2:58 AM - (128)

SALEM, Oregon - Governor Kate Brown on Friday called for flags at all public institutions throughout the state to be lowered to half-staff after a man drove a car into two police officers at the U.S. Capitol, killing one of the officers. Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset Tuesday. The ... [More]

Man dead after officer-involved shooting in Salem
Saturday April 3, 2021, 2:52 AM - (129)

PORTLAND, Oregon (KOIN) - A man is dead following an officer involved shooting in Salem, according to Oregon State Police. Police responded to the 400 block of Ewald Avenue SE around 6:30 p.m. to a report that a “suicidal” man had injured himself, OSP officials said. Firefighters arrived prio ... [More]

Oregon Lawmakers Approve Bill To Turn Hotels And Motels Into Housing, Shelters
Saturday April 3, 2021, 2:30 AM - (130)

SALEM, Oregon - The bill would pave the way for converting motels or hotels into emergency shelters or long-term affordable housing even if current zoning laws would prohibit doing so. The building must, however, be within the city’s urban growth boundary. Oregon state lawmakers approved a measur ... [More]

Oregon Officials Warn Of Delays As Vaccine Push Expands
Saturday April 3, 2021, 2:26 AM - (131)

SALEM, Oregon - Oregon continues to advance its vaccine rollout and on Friday said it is making family members of front-line workers eligible for vaccines starting Monday. But the state still faces challenges and is tamping down its earlier projections that everyone who wants a shot will have re ... [More]

Former Oregon city official embroiled in dispute over therapy chickens
Saturday April 3, 2021, 1:51 AM - (132)

Former Roseburg City Councilor Ashley Hicks has taken a novel approach in her dispute with city officials as they seek to take away her pet chickens. Hicks got a note from her doctor stating that she suffers from emotional/mental health issues and by law is entitled to an emotional service animal — ... [More]

Oregon restaurant owners worry about another round of virus restrictions
Saturday April 3, 2021, 1:44 AM - (133)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown warned Oregon residents Friday not to get complacent when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. "Don't let the vaccines and the sunny spring weather give us the false sense that we're in the clear," she said. "Because we're not." The warning is a stark cont ... [More]

Oregon's Skye Fitzgerald on Oscar-nominated documentary about child hunger in Yemen: 'It's an actively forgotten war'
Saturday April 3, 2021, 12:52 AM - (134)

Skye Fitzgerald’s film, “Hunger Ward,” is nominated for an Academy Award in the best documentary short subject category. It’s the second time in three years that one of the Oregon-based director’s films has earned an Oscar nomination. But in a phone conversation, Fitzgerald sounds more concerned abo ... [More]

Saturday April 3, 2021, 12:38 AM - (135)

The Rogue River Fire Department said that firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to a nearby home. ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Flames engulfed the Double R Pub on Main Street in Rogue River overnight, according to the Rogue River Fire District. The Double R sits in the middle of a strip ... [More]

Household family of Oregon frontline workers eligible for vaccine, Gov. Brown says
Saturday April 3, 2021, 12:24 AM - (136)

SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown and health officials addressed Oregonians on the state’s fight against the coronavirus Friday, announcing an eligibility expansion for the families of frontline workers, broadening the criteria for underlying health conditions, and outlining the latest virus foreca ... [More]

Oregon health officials urge Governor Kate Brown to 'start raising a ruckus' over vaccine supply
Saturday April 3, 2021, 12:20 AM - (137)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon's top public health official says the governor needs to "start raising a ruckus" over what he sees as an unfair supply of the COVID-19 vaccine sent to Oregon by the federal government compared to other states. Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen said in a l ... [More]

Christopher Noel Villarreal Sentenced to 224 Months in Sexual Assault Case
Saturday April 3, 2021, 12:02 AM - (138)

HILLSBORO, Oregon - On February 26, 2021, a Washington County jury found Christopher Noel Villarreal, age 45, guilty of three counts of first-degree rape, three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, strangulation and fourth-degree assault. On March 30, 2021, Judge Ted Simms sentenced the defendant to ... [More]

Oregon Real ID: What you'll need to fly domestically come October 1st
Friday April 2, 2021, 11:54 PM - (139)

PORTLAND, Ore. — It's back. Oregon DMV officials are urging anyone looking to travel by air later this year to apply for an Oregon Real ID. The federally mandated travel document requirement was supposed to go into effect last October, but was delayed a year due to the pandemic. We've got t ... [More]

The 2021 Oregon urban and community forestry awards honor construction firm and people
Friday April 2, 2021, 11:39 PM - (140)

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry and the non-profit organization Oregon Community Trees (OCT) have announced this year’s Oregon Urban and Community Forestry Award honorees. They are: Essex General Construction, with offices in Eugene and Lake Oswego Grants Pass Urban Forester Tony ... [More]

Update: Shooting at Golden Knight Motel; Third Person Arrested
Friday April 2, 2021, 11:26 PM - (141)

GRESHAM, Oregon.- On March 18, Gresham Police responded to a report of a shooting at the Golden Knight Motel, 750 E. Powell Blvd. When police arrived, they discovered four victims of gunfire. The East County Major Crimes Team is leading the investigation. xxxxl UPDATE: On March 31, Gresham Police ... [More]

Fatal Crash on Hwy 211 - Clackamas County
Friday April 2, 2021, 11:18 PM - (142)

On Thursday, April 1, 2021 at approximately 12:30 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 211 and Meridian Rd. Preliminary investigation revealed a Ford Explorer, operated by Richard Russell (84) of Keizer, was turning left from Meridian ... [More]

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Kenton Neighborhood Homicide
Friday April 2, 2021, 11:12 PM - (143)

The victim in the Kenton Neighborhood shooting has been identified as Michael Arrington, 53, from Vancouver, Washington. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy on Mr. Arrington and determined he died from a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide. Mr. Arrington's ... [More]

Missing child alert -- Jaxon Palm is missing and believed to be in danger
Friday April 2, 2021, 11:08 PM - (144)

(Salem) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division, asks the public to help find Jaxon Palm, age 13, a child in foster care who went missing from Albany, Ore. on March 30, 2021. He is believed to be in danger. ODHS asks the public for help in the effort to find him a ... [More]

Missing child alert -- Corban Cory is missing and believed to be in danger
Friday April 2, 2021, 11:08 PM - (145)

(Salem) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division, asks the public to help find Corban Cory, age 14, a child in foster care who went missing from Albany, Ore. on March 30, 2021. He is believed to be in danger. ODHS asks the public for help in the effort to find him ... [More]

Portland man dies in Linn cycle crash
Friday April 2, 2021, 10:59 PM - (146)

A Portland man died after an early evening crash in Linn County on Wednesday. On Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at approximately 6:37 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 20 at the intersection of Hwy 226. Preliminary investigation revealed ... [More]

Healthcare Workers in Oregon Stuck in Snowy Traffic With Expiring COVID Vaccines Go Car to Car Offering Them to Drivers
Friday April 2, 2021, 2:11 AM - (147)

GRANTS PASS, Oregon - With COVID vaccines in short supply, waiting times are not unusual—but not for those stuck in traffic alongside these dedicated healthcare workers who made sure that fresh doses didn’t go to waste. During last Tuesday’s snowstorm in Oregon, this inoculation crew found themse ... [More]

Oregon health officials monitoring 4 people for Ebola
Friday April 2, 2021, 12:38 AM - (148)

PORTLAND, Oregon - The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) on Thursday announced it is monitoring four people for Ebola after those people recently returned from Guinea and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), two West African countries in the midst of Ebola outbreaks. OHA said there is low risk for ... [More]

The Cost Of Staying Open? $27,470—And Then Some
Friday April 2, 2021, 12:30 AM - (149)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon Occupational Safety and Health, the agency tasked with enforcing the state's workplace safety and health rules, has issued a $27,470 fine against a Bend coffee shop, alleging that it violated standards put in place to protect employees from COVID-19. OSHA announced March 30 ... [More]

Local Students Headed Back to Buildings Full Time
Friday April 2, 2021, 12:28 AM - (150)

New guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention March 19 are allowing districts including Bend-La Pine Schools to increase the amount of time students spend in school buildings. In a letter sent to families March 25, Interim Superintendent Lora Nordquist announced that stud ... [More]

Oregon Covid cases rise as potential snag in vaccination timeline appears
Friday April 2, 2021, 12:23 AM - (151)

The number of new cases of Covid-19 rose 28% last week, and an Oregon health official said it was uncertain how the loss of 15 million vaccine doses nationally would affect vaccination plans. There were 2,456 new cases of Covid reported in the week ended March 28, up from 1,920 in the previous we ... [More]

What does Biden's infrastructure plan mean for Oregon?
Friday April 2, 2021, 12:19 AM - (152)

PORTLAND, Ore. — President Joe Biden introduced his plan this week to bolster infrastructure spending, which would likely mean a cash infusion for Oregon and Washington. Among other priorities, Biden’s plan includes billions of dollars dedicated to road and bridge projects. Transportation officia ... [More]

Oregon police department changes K9's name, Lil Kim, after controversy
Friday April 2, 2021, 12:12 AM - (153)

The Bend Police Department has changed the name of one of its K9s, "Lil' Kim," following a controversy over the fact that it shares a name with Grammy award-winning rapper Lil' Kim, Oregon Public Broadcasting reports. Riccardo Waites, the founder of the Central Oregon Black Leaders Assembly, sai ... [More]

Oregon's billion-dollar weed economy faces new challenges
Thursday April 1, 2021, 11:50 PM - (154)

PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — They’ve never been higher. Oregon recreational marijuana sales have climbed to record highs, but some say the industry’s woes also have reached an apex. The difficulties range from an unfavorable federal tax code to a dangerous crime wave, wildfires, and cities ... [More]

Gov. Brown declares drought in part of southern Oregon
Thursday April 1, 2021, 11:49 PM - (155)

KLAMATH FALLS — Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday declared a drought in southern Oregon’s Klamath County. The declaration allows state agencies to coordinate and prioritize assistance to the region. Brown said in a news release the Klamath Basin faces one of the most difficult water years in recent me ... [More]

Child Pornography Investigation Leads to Arrest of Cascade Locks Man
Thursday April 1, 2021, 11:33 PM - (156)

CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. – On March 29, 2021, investigators executed a search warrant in the City of Cascade Locks as part of an ongoing child pornography investigation. Arrested at the location was Kale C. Kingman, 30 years old, of Cascade Locks. The arrest was the result of a six-month investigati ... [More]

Oregon Vaccinations of Seniors Lag Behind Projections
Thursday April 1, 2021, 11:26 PM - (157)

Only two-thirds of Oregonians over age 65 have gotten at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. That's far less than the 80% by March 31 that Oregon Health Authority officials projected when they moved up the date that older Oregonians would become eligible for the shots. That rate is also below t ... [More]

Catalytic converter thief receives 366-day prison sentence
Thursday April 1, 2021, 11:20 PM - (158)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Dereck Conant received a 366-day prison sentence for stealing a catalytic converter. Conant pleaded guilty to one count of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle. By pleading guilty, Conant admitted that he unlawfu ... [More]

Leader of Darknet Drug Distribution Conspiracy Sentenced to Federal Prison
Thursday April 1, 2021, 11:14 PM - (159)

PORTLAND, Ore.—The leader of and final defendant in a darknet drug distribution conspiracy was sentenced to federal prison today for his role in operating a narcotic vendor site that facilitated thousands of purchases of MDMA and generated nearly $200,000 in drug trafficking revenue, announced Actin ... [More]

Passenger injured in rollover collision near Brush Prairie
Thursday April 1, 2021, 11:06 PM - (160)

On Sunday, March 29th at 7:05pm, a 911 caller reported a single vehicle rollover collision in the 13600 block of NE 144th Street. Two occupants and three dogs were inside the vehicle, which had come to rest on its top off the roadway. The 911 caller reported that one occupant was partially ejected ... [More]

Oregon Department of Human Services announces that Alyssa Elizabeth Garner Cobe has been found
Thursday April 1, 2021, 10:43 PM - (161)

(Salem) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division, is thankful for the community support to find Alyssa Elizabeth Garner Cobe. Alyssa, age 7, went missing from Newport, Ore. on March 26, 2021. She was found on March 31, 2021. A small number of children in foster ... [More]

Meteor Shower and Rare False Dusk Over Oregon / Washington Coast? Yes, Please
Thursday April 1, 2021, 9:17 AM - (162)

(Astoria, Oregon) – It's an action-packed nighttime sky this month for the Oregon coast and Washington coastline. You'll soon be able to see the Lyrid meteor shower in the beachy skies and there's a chance you can see the wowing but subtle rarity called the Zodiacal Light – or False Dusk. (Photo abo ... [More]

Measles outbreak In Vancouver Aea and Flu concerns
Thursday April 1, 2021, 7:46 AM - (163)

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring declared on Friday a public health emergency in response to the measles outbreak. The process is necessary to ensure Public Health has adequate resources to continue its response. The declaration enables Public Health to have access to ... [More]

Oregon hedges COVID-19 vaccination timeline in response to concerns over Johnson & Johnson shipments
Thursday April 1, 2021, 1:38 AM - (164)

An aggressive pledge to partially inoculate every Oregonian 16 and older against COVID-19 before summer fell into jeopardy Wednesday amid revelations that a manufacturer ruined up to 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Gov. Kate Brown and state health officials set lofty expectations t ... [More]

Oregon leaders show solidarity for Asian American communities amid rise in racial violence
Thursday April 1, 2021, 1:20 AM - (165)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Over two dozen Oregon leaders are standing in solidarity with Asian American communities amid an increase in racial violence targeting those communities nationwide. In a letter signed by 25 Oregon leaders, officials expressed support for Asian American communities while also cond ... [More]

Oregon Zoo visitors may soon get a glimpse of Nora the polar bear
Thursday April 1, 2021, 12:59 AM - (166)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Visitors to the Oregon Zoo may soon get a peek at its most famous resident -- 5-year-old Nora the polar bear. While the zoo’s new Polar Passage habitat won’t officially open to the public until later this spring, starting April 1 the zoo is opening the walkways around it. But ... [More]

Man arrested in Vancouver accused of storming U.S. Capitol and entering Senate Gallery on Jan. 6
Thursday April 1, 2021, 12:51 AM - (167)

Federal agents have arrested a Washington man accused of breaching the U.S Capitol on Jan. 6, pushing past law enforcement officers and entering the Senate gallery. Marc Anthony Bru, 41, made his first appearance in U.S. District Court in Portland on Wednesday afternoon after his arrest Tuesday i ... [More]

Motorcycle Crash in Pleasant Valley Neighborhood
Thursday April 1, 2021, 12:45 AM - (168)

A motorcyclist was killed in a single vehicle crash in the Pleasant Valley Neighborhood. On Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 1:00p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to an injury crash near Southeast Barbara Welch Road and Southeast 144th Avenue. When officers arrived they located a motorcycl ... [More]

No Murder Charge in Alleged Mercy Killing; Anti-Vaxxers Gain New Allies; COVID-21?
Thursday April 1, 2021, 12:37 AM - (169)

Welcome to the latest edition of Investigative Roundup, highlighting some of the best investigative reporting on healthcare each week. Nurse Who Unhooked Oxygen Charged The Indiana nurse accused of removing a COVID-19 patient's oxygen last year has now been charged with a felony, the IndyStar ... [More]

Man gets 30 years in Oregon prison for shooting former fire chief
Thursday April 1, 2021, 12:29 AM - (170)

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of crimes spanning four states that culminated with an attempted murder in Oregon has been sentenced to 30 years in prison and will be extradited to Colorado to face a murder charge there, authorities said. Matthew Anthony Fanelli, 32, was sentenced Monday for ... [More]

Police Release Names of 2 Found Dead in Burned Car
Thursday April 1, 2021, 12:05 AM - (171)

GRANTS PASS, ORE. (AP) — Oregon State Police have released the names of two men found dead last Wednesday in a burned car south of Lake Selmac. On Monday investigators were able to identify 24-year-old Daniel T. Hill and 26-year-old Paul M. Folk, both of Josephine County, The Daily Courier report ... [More]

Sheriff: One person dead in crash at Oregon Dunes in Lakeside
Wednesday March 31, 2021, 11:40 PM - (172)

LAKESIDE, Ore. — Just after 6 p.m. Saturday, the Coos County Communications Center received a report of a traffic crash in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area of Lakeside. The crash was reported to be on the Ten Mile Sand Road about 1.5 miles East of Horsfall Beach. Initial reports indic ... [More]

Possible COVID-19 exposure delays Oregon House amid ongoing gridlock
Wednesday March 31, 2021, 11:31 PM - (173)

News of the possible exposure came the same day Republicans offered a list of demands for ending slow-down tactics in the chamber. Oregon House Republicans who have been slowing down the legislative process with a constitutional roadblock presented a series of demands Monday for returning to more ... [More]

These 13 Oregon counties can start broadening vaccine access ahead of schedule
Wednesday March 31, 2021, 11:22 PM - (174)

Continuing with its plan to get vaccine doses into more arms across the state, the Oregon Health Authority announced Monday that 13 counties can start giving doses to agricultural workers, people experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations. The moves follows Oregon’s announcement l ... [More]

Portland Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bank Fraud Scheme Involving Minors
Wednesday March 31, 2021, 11:17 PM - (175)

PORTLAND, Ore.—A Portland, Oregon man was sentenced to federal prison today for a bank fraud scheme whereby he would recruit others, including minors, to deposit fraudulent checks into their personal bank accounts and withdraw cash, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug. Marcus Raifor ... [More]

Arrest made in shooting incident
Wednesday March 31, 2021, 1:26 AM - (176)

SALEM, Oregon - On the afternoon of Saturday, March 13, 2021, Salem Police patrol officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire along the 3400 block of Williams AV NE. Callers reported an exchange of gunfire between two groups of juveniles which subsequently fled the area. Responding officers ... [More]

Linn County Sheriff's Office Arrests Theft Suspect After He Barricades In Vehicle
Wednesday March 31, 2021, 1:04 AM - (177)

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports yesterday at 3:13 p.m., his deputies responded to a report of a theft from a vehicle in progress on Knox Butte Road and Highway 226, outside of Albany. A witness to the theft had followed the suspect until the suspect drove down a gravel lane off Red Bridge Road. ... [More]

Sheriff's Office seeks hit-and-run suspect after Cadillac driver hits motorcycle, flees, leaves behind grill, license plate
Wednesday March 31, 2021, 12:55 AM - (178)

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to ID a suspect in a morning hit-and-run that left a motorcyclist injured. The suspect fled the scene in a red Cadillac DTS -- leaving behind the Cadillac's grill and a license plate. Surveillance photos of the suspect are attache ... [More]

Bend coffee shop fined $27,470 for COVID-19 violations, including willfully exposing workers
Wednesday March 31, 2021, 12:50 AM - (179)

SALEM, Oregon - Oregon OSHA has fined Kevista Coffee in Bend $27,470 for violating three standards designed to protect employees from the coronavirus disease. In one of the violations, the company willfully continued to potentially expose workers to the virus, despite a public health order limiting ... [More]

Man pleads guilty tempting young girl with sex
Wednesday March 31, 2021, 12:41 AM - (180)

EUGENE, Ore.—A Vancouver, Washington man pleaded guilty today to sending sexually explicit emails and text messages to an undercover law enforcement officer posing online as a 13-year-old girl, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug. Daniel Lee Baldie, 34, pleaded guilty to attempted c ... [More]

Multiple Fires In Clark County, Busy Day
Tuesday March 30, 2021, 9:58 PM - (181)

Clark County Fire District 6 Firefighters raced from one house fire to another this afternoon. The first, on NW Alki Road, started in an historic structure and was burning when fire engines arrived. Firefighters from CCFD6 and Vancouver Fire quickly went into "offensive" mode and entered the old hom ... [More]

Convicted Child Molester Gets 17 Years in Prison
Tuesday March 30, 2021, 6:21 AM - (182)

PORTLAND, Oregon - A Portland man who previously served 12 years in California state prison for sexually abusing a child was sentenced to federal prison today for enticing an adolescent boy to produce sexually explicit videos of himself and share them via Facebook Messenger, announced Acting U.S. At ... [More]

Trump supporters clash with counterprotesters at Oregon state capitol
Monday March 29, 2021, 11:31 PM - (183)

SALEM, Oregon - On Sunday, March 28, 2021, events were held by two separate demonstor groups to contact at the state capitol grounds. They are believed to be a small group of Trump supporters and Proud Boys who confronted a relatively large group anti-fascist counterprotesters. The group of far-r ... [More]

Portland police want help Locating Wanted Suspect
Monday March 29, 2021, 10:58 PM - (184)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Police want help in locating 34 year-old Noah Charles Smith who has active warrants for his arrest. He is a person of interest in a shooting that occurred on March 7th, 2021 at SW Barbur Blvd and SW Capital Hwy. Portland police would like to interview him. Smith is known to fre ... [More]

Three Oregon boys overpower staff and escape from MacLaren
Monday March 29, 2021, 1:16 AM - (185)

WOODBURN, Oregon - Three teen boys overpowered a staff member and escaped through a fence at MacLaren Correctional Facility in Woodburn. The escape occurred Sunday morning after the boys attacked a staff member and took his keys. Authorities say the three young men are considered a risk to themse ... [More]

17-year-old boy dies, other teen boy injured in Four Corners Elementary School
Monday March 29, 2021, 12:44 AM - (186)

SALEM, Oregon - On March 24th, 2021, Marion County deputies were sent to the back parking lot of Four Corners Elementary School in the unincorporated area of Salem. Two 17-year-old males were found at the scene with gunshot wounds and were taken to a local hospital. Since the day of the shooting, ... [More]

Man Injured by Gunfire in Parkrose Neighborhood
Monday March 29, 2021, 12:36 AM - (187)

On Sunday morning, at 5:30 AM., police responded to a report of someone being shot in the 9600 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Police found the victim and he was treated and taken to a hospital by ambulance. Police report that his injuries are serious but not life threatening. We say "victim" be ... [More]

Beverly Cleary dies: fans express sadness on social media, rejoice at her legacy
Sunday March 28, 2021, 2:06 AM - (188)

“She changed my life.” That’s a common sentiment being expressed by people reacting to the news that Beverly Cleary died Thursday at 104. The beloved children’s book author entertained and enlightened generations of children – and showed them that they could make their own way, be their own perso ... [More]

With a Final Four in sight, Oregon State braces for a week rivaling the school's 2001 Fiesta Bowl run
Sunday March 28, 2021, 1:28 AM - (189)

INDIANAPOLIS — The scorebook closed on Oregon State’s 65-58 win over Loyola of Chicago, and a celebration started on the floor of Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Arms were raised, there were hugs. But the Beavers hardly took a victory lap for what can be argued as the school’s most important men’s baske ... [More]

Human Toilet Waste Overflows Into Mall 205 parking lot and nearby school
Sunday March 28, 2021, 1:04 AM - (190)

A blocked sewer main led to an overflow today that affected the parking lot of Home Depot at Mall 205 in SE Portland as well as the grounds of a nearby elementary school and commercial building. City crews responded around 10 a.m. to reports of a release near SE 106th Avenue and SE Cherry Blossom ... [More]

Mysterious objects streak through Oregon skies
Saturday March 27, 2021, 11:03 PM - (191)

PORTLAND, Oregon - Many Oregonians were quite surprised and even a few scared or perhaps just thrilled last night as they witnessed mysterious objects in the sky.


Fatal Crash Hwy 199 - Josephine County
Saturday March 27, 2021, 10:45 PM - (192)

On Friday, March 26, 2021 at approximately 7:27 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 199. Apparently, a Toyota 4Runner, operated by 26-year-old Clyde McDonald of Cave Junction, was northbound when crossed into the southbound lane and stuc ... [More]

UPDATE: Armed Man barricaded in Portland home as police wait to nab him
Saturday March 27, 2021, 10:31 PM - (193)

Update: After careful negotiation over seven hours since the SERT/CNT callout (photos), the suspect barricaded in his home surrendered to police at about 10:30p.m. No one was injured. During the negotiation, neighbors might have heard a series of booms. Munitions were used to break windows to facili ... [More]

Depoe Bay Neighbors arrested after shoot out
Saturday March 27, 2021, 10:14 PM - (194)

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office learned the shooting incident involved two residents at 482 SE Hwy 101 in Depoe Bay. Aiden Isaac Dempsey, age 24, and Andrew Keith Hodge, age 28, became upset at a neighboring business who was reportedly playing loud music. Deputies and state police officers were ... [More]

Alyssa Elizabeth Garner Cobe is missing and believed to be at risk
Saturday March 27, 2021, 10:05 PM - (195)

Salem) – A Alyssa Elizabeth Garner Cobe, a 7-year-old, went missing with her mother Julie Garner from Newport, Ore. on March 26, 2021. The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) believes that Alyssa may be at risk and is searching for her to assess her safety. ODHS asks the public to help in ... [More]

Oregon Senator Wyden, Merkley, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Condemning Anti-Asian Hatred
Friday March 26, 2021, 6:22 AM - (196)

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have introduced a resolution to condemn all forms of anti-Asian sentiment, racism, and discrimination, and call on federal officials, in collaboration with state and local agencies and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community or ... [More]

Narcotics/Money Laundering Search Warrants
Thursday March 25, 2021, 10:33 PM - (197)

SALEM, Oregon - On March 17, 2021 11 people were arrested during five search warrants at two locations in Linn County, one location in Benton County, and two in Marion County, Oregon conducted by the Linn Interagency Narcotics Enforcement (LINE) Task Force. The investigation focused on the unlawful ... [More]

Two dead: wrong way driver on Interstate 84.
Thursday March 25, 2021, 6:57 AM - (198)

PORTLAND, Oregon - On March 25, 2021, at about 2:14 a.m., Portland Police were dispatched to reports of a wrong way driver on Interstate 84. Breaking story ... Multiple callers reported seeing a vehicle travelling westbound in the traffic lanes of eastbound I-84. Callers soon reported a collis ... [More]

Man jumps in river, saves dog near Sellwood Riverfront Park
Wednesday March 24, 2021, 11:42 PM - (199)

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -- A dog rescue this weekend in Portland resulted in a man jumping in the Willamette River to save the pup. On Sunday, Bruce Silverman and his wife took their newly adopted 8-year-old Havanese Sunny to Sellwood Riverfront Park. "He walked up to somebody who was like walking ... [More]

1 Million Oregonians Have Been Vaccinated
Wednesday March 24, 2021, 9:12 PM - (200)

The Oregon Health Authority announced that 1 million Oregonians have been vaccinated with one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine. “Today marks an important milestone in our state. This would not have been possible without the dedication of our local public health employees, health care workers and ... [More]