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Sunday August 29, 2021
Low blood donation supply causing shortage in Oregon
PORTLAND, Oregon - For months, area blood banks have been asking Oregonians to donate blood. While some people have been willing to roll up their sleeves and donate, there haven't been enough donations to get centers out of the critical level range. In a news release, Bloodworks Northwest shared they are experiencing their lowest inventory of blood in more than a decade. The release continues o ...
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Sunday August 29, 2021
Oregon counties request trucks for bodies as COVID deaths climb
BEND, Ore. (AP) The death toll from COVID-19 in Oregon is climbing so rapidly that two counties have requested refrigerated trucks to hold the bodies, the state emergency management department said Saturday. So far, Tillamook County, on Oregon's northwest coast, and Josephine County, in the southwest, have requested the trucks, said Bobbi Doan, a spokeswoman for the Oregon Office of Emergency M ...
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Sunday August 29, 2021
Reward Offered in Young Dohnavinh Saelee Murder Case
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the August 2021 homicide of Dohnavinh Saelee (pronounced Donavan SAYlee). On August 7, 2021, at approximately 4:40 a.m., Portland Police Bureau officers responded to a medical call in the 12800 block of Southeast Holgate Boulevard. A security guard found a man do ...
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Sunday August 29, 2021
Oregon to mandate masks outdoors in many public settings
(CNN) - Oregon will soon require people to wear masks outdoors in public settings where physical distancing isn't possible, the governor said Tuesday, in response to near-state-record Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations. Gov. Kate Brown's order -- which will take effect Friday -- is generally for everyone ages 5 and up, regardless of vaccination status. Oregon already was one of a few states w ...
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Sunday August 29, 2021
Homicide in Marion County - Crime Stoppers Featured Case
MARION COUNTY, Oregon - The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the August 2021 homicide of Travis Juetten. On Friday, August 13, 2021, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to reported stabbing at a rural home in Marion County near the intersection of Howell Prairie Road ...
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Sunday August 29, 2021
Oregon to require vaccination proof to attend attend football games
EUGENE, Oregon. (AP) — Oregon and Oregon State became the first Power Five schools to announce they will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for people over the age of 12 to attend football games. In its announcement Friday, Oregon said the decision was made with public health authorities and “peer institutions in the state.” The mandate goes into effect Monday and comes ...
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Saturday August 28, 2021
PORTLAND, Oregon - Noting that the COVID delta variant “is spreading like wildfire among the unvaccinated in our community," the leaders of an Oregon coastal county said Friday they no longer have capacity to store the bodies of those who have died and are asking the state for a refrigerated morgue truck. “The spread of COVID in Tillamook County has reached a critical phase,” the county board o ...

Saturday August 28, 2021
Woman killed in two vehicle head-on crash on Northeast Marine Drive
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Saturday August 28, 2021 at 12:25p.m., Port of Portland Police and North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash in the 7900 block of Northeast Marine Drive. When they arrived they found a sedan and pickup truck involved. The driver of the sedan, an adult female, died. Portland Fire and Rescue, Port of Portland Fire Department, and American Medical Response a ...
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Saturday August 28, 2021
Oregon prison system announces first COVID-19 death in months
SALEM, Oregon - The man is the 43rd person in Oregon custody to die from Covid-19 since the pandemic began. The last death was back in January, before vaccines were widely available. The Oregon Department of Corrections announced its first COVID-19 related death in months on Friday. The state’s prison system doesn’t release the identities of people who die from COVID-19. What we do know i ...
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Saturday August 28, 2021
Oregon sees grim record with 3,207 new coronavirus cases
PORTLAND, Oregon — The Oregon Health Authority reported 3,207 new coronavirus cases on Friday, breaking another record for new daily cases as the pandemic continues. The previous record was 2,971 new cases, set on August 19. The newest report brings the state's total to 268,401 cases. Marion and Jackson counties both reported more than 300 new coronavirus cases. Behind that, Lane County repo ...
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Saturday August 28, 2021
Oregon National Guard deployed to aid hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients
SALEM, Oregon - Hundreds of National Guard members are on the ground in Oregon to help with a COVID-19 surge that's overwhelming hospitals across the state. Oregon has 1,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals, according to state data, the highest ever in the pandemic. Gov. Kate Brown called the news a "terrifying milestone." The state seen cases skyrocket over the past six weeks, with nearly 3,0 ...
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Saturday August 28, 2021
Justin Nathaniel Lugo Sentenced to Life in Prison in Sexual Abuse Case
HILLSBORO, Oregon.- On August 24, 2021, Washington County Circuit Judge Janelle Wipper sentenced previously convicted sex offender Justin Nathaniel Lugo to life in prison without the possibility of parole. On May 4, 2021, Judge Wipper convicted the defendant of first-degree sexual abuse and third-degree sexual abuse in a bench trial. According to the Oregon criminal code, a defendant is subject to ...
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Friday August 27, 2021
The surge of Oregon COVID-19 patients is stretching hospitals' limits
COVID-19 has now claimed 3,000 lives in Oregon. That figure was part of Friday’s troubling update on a pandemic that is overrunning Oregon’s hospitals, as the state recorded its fifth straight day with new cases exceeding the 2,000 mark. State officials and those operating hospitals have an urgent message to Oregonians: if you are unvaccinated, stay home and avoid non-essential activities. If y ...
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Friday August 27, 2021
Homicide of Sammie West III - Crime Stoppers Featured Case
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the homicide of 19-year-old Sammie West. On Tuesday August 22, 2020, at approximately 12:34 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 13900 block of Southeast Main Street on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived on scene, they found evidence of gunfire ...
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Thursday August 26, 2021
Driver arrested after hitting 9 vehicles on I-205, faces DUII charge
PORTLAND, Oregon. (KOIN) — A driver was arrested after swerving into nine different cars — possibly intentionally — while driving down Interstate 205 on Thursday. Shortly before 5 p.m., 71-year-old John Schlarb was allegedly striking cars while driving southbound on I-205 in a pickup truck. Oregon State Police says the first crash happened near milepost 19 in Multnomah County. Schlarb reportedl ...
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Thursday August 26, 2021
Police 5 people injured by gunfire after vigil in Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon. (AP) — Five men attending a vigil at the site of a shooting in the Old Town neighborhood in Portland were shot and wounded Sunday night, police said. JaMarie Herring Sr., 25, was shot and killed at 1:48 a.m. Sunday inside Mingle Lounge, police said in a news release. Herring died in an ambulance before reaching the hospital, police said. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s ...
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Thursday August 26, 2021
Portland police seek 2nd gun fired during clashes downtown
PORTLAND, Oregon. (AP) — Portland police said Monday they are looking for a second shooter, after bullets were fired downtown during weekend demonstrations. Opposing rallies — by a far-right group and left-wing anti-fascists — drew hundreds of people to the Rose City and sparked clashes Sunday, resulting in violence and property destruction. The Oregonian/Oregon Live reports both groups were ar ...
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Wednesday August 25, 2021
Adjutant General of Oregon thanks employers for year of support
SALEM, Oregon. - President Biden recently released a statement proclaiming August 15 through August 21, 2021, as National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, recognizing the essential support civilian employers provide to our Nation’s safety and security. Since early 2020, the Oregon National Guard has deployed and welcomed home Guard members from the second largest overseas mobili ...
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Wednesday August 25, 2021
Firefighter who died while working Oregon fire identified
OAKRIDGE, Oregon. (AP) — A firefighter who died Monday while battling a wildfire southeast of Eugene, Oregon has been identified as Frumencio Ruiz Carapia of Medford. Ruiz Carapia, 56, was working along the eastern edge of the Gales fire when he was struck by a falling tree, according to a news release Tuesday from Lane County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tom Speldrich. Despite immediate efforts by those ...
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Wednesday August 25, 2021
COVID-stricken Oregon deploys National Guard to hospitals
PORTLAND, Oregon. (AP) — Oregon’s governor said Friday she will send up to 1,500 National Guard troops to hospitals around the state to assist healthcare workers who are being pushed to the brink by a surge of COVID-19 cases driven by the Delta variant. Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, said the first group of 500 Guard members will be deployed next Friday to serve as material and equipment runners ...
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Wednesday August 25, 2021
Old Town Murder Suspect Turns Himself In
PORTLAND, Oregon .- The suspect in the shooting death of JaMarie Herring turned himself in this evening. On August 23rd, 2021 about 4:38p.m., 22-year-old Rolando L. Mingledoff Jr. turned himself in to homicide detectives. Mingledoff was lodged in the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Despite the arrest, this is still and ...
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Wednesday August 25, 2021
Hillsboro man sentenced to life in prison after conviction in third sex crime case
HILLSBORO, Oregon - On Tuesday, a Hillsboro man was sentenced to a life term in prison without the possibility of parole. He was convicted of felony sex crimes for the third time. 37-year-old Justin Nathaniel Lugo was previously convicted of sexually abusing his brother’s sleeping girlfriend at their parents’ home in 2019. Lugo was also previously convicted of sexually abusing his younger si ...
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Tuesday August 24, 2021
Twin babies were 'swept away' in Tennessee floods that killed at least 22
In 1996 the Willamette River experienced major flooding, threatening downtown Portland and seriously damaging the navigation locks at Willamette Falls. It was one of the more serious floods of the twentieth century. And now Tennessee is experiencing similar floods: The 7-month-old twins who died in catastrophic flooding in Tennessee over the weekend were “swept away” with all of their pare ...
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Tuesday August 24, 2021
Japan seeks support for Fukushima nuclear water release
The Trojan Nuclear Power Plant was a water reactor nuclear power plant located southeast of Rainier, Oregon. It was the only commercial nuclear power plant to be built in Oregon. There was a lot of public opposition to the plant from the design stage. The three main opposition groups were the Trojan Decommissioning Alliance, Forelaws on the Board, and Mothers for Peace. There were largely non-viol ...
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Tuesday August 24, 2021
Five People Injured by Gunfire in Old Town Neighborhood
PORTLAND, Oregon - Five people associated to a vigil suffered injuries after a shooting in the Old Town Neighborhood. On Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 11:03p.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting to the area of Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street. When officers arrived they located a shooting victim who had run to Northwest 3rd Avenue and Northwest E ...
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Tuesday August 24, 2021
At least 20 people killed when fuel tank explodes in Lebanon
Beirut, Lebanon - At least 20 people were killed and 79 injured in a fuel tank explosion in the Akkar region in northern Lebanon, the Lebanese Red Cross said on its Twitter account early on Sunday. Lebanon is suffering from a severe fuel shortage, leading to long lines at gas stations and extended blackouts. Military and security sources said that the Lebanese army had seized a hidden fuel sto ...
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Tuesday August 24, 2021
At least 44 shot and seven killed in weekend violence across Chicago
Occupy Portland was a collaboration that began on October 6, 2011 in downtown Portland as a protest and demonstration against economic inequality worldwide. It was inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York City on September 17, 2011. The movement's initial March drew an estimated 10,000 to Pioneer Courthouse Square. The protesters later set up an encampment in the Plaza ...
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Tuesday August 24, 2021
Oregon, once a virus success story, struggles with surge
SALEM, Oregon. — Oregon was once the poster child for limiting the spread of the coronavirus, after its Democratic governor imposed some of the nation’s strictest safety measures, including mask mandates indoors and outdoors, limits on gatherings and an order closing restaurants. But now the state is being hammered by the super-transmissible delta variant, and hospitals are getting stretched to ...
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Tuesday August 24, 2021
Meet Yahya Jan, the architect building the world's tallest hotel, Dubai's Ciel Tower
The Wells Fargo Center in Portland is a 40-story,(546 ft) tower and a five-story adjacent office building with three levels of parking below the surface in Portland, Oregon. The tower became the tallest building in Oregon when it was completed in 1972. However, the tallest buildings in Oregon are small compared to the Dubai skyline, mostly the work of Yahya Jan. He is president and design di ...
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Tuesday August 24, 2021
A newlywed couple found shot to death in Utah
A Utah couple were found dead from gunshot wounds after a four-day search in Moab, Utah, about an hour away from Arches National Park. Wednesday, the bodies of Crystal Turner, 38, and Kylen Schulte, 24, were found by a family friend in the eastern area of the state where they were camping in their van. Schulte and Turner went missing Aug. 14, according to the Grand County Sheriff's Office. ...
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