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Sunday May 30, 2021
Overwhelmed with patients, Bend hospital in need of nurses
"We're at capacity. We're beyond capacity," is the way Dr. Jeff Absalon described the situation Friday. He's the chief physician executive at St. Charles Health Care in Bend. "We have been experiencing a large number of COVID-19 patients over the last several weeks. I think we’re an outlier to the rest of the state and a large part of the country," said Absalon. Of the 500-plus COVID-19 p ...
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Sunday May 30, 2021
Man Crushed To Death Attempting to Steal a Catalytic Converter
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Vancouver man was killed on Thursday morning apparently attempting to steal a catalytic converter from a car at a local repair shop. The owner said the man was seen on surveillance video about 2 a.m. using a car jack on a Mercedes parked in the shop’s parking lot. It seems the jack failed and the car fell, crushing the man. His body was not discovered until sometime after ...
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Saturday May 29, 2021
Oregon's Wildlife Savior
Plenty of people, at least in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, have heard of the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge a little south of Corvallis. But very few people know anything at all about William L. Finley, the remarkable early 20th-century conservationist and photographer for whom it was named. Eugene historian Joe R. Blakely is seeking to close that information gap with his latest book ...
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Friday May 28, 2021
Waring: Danger lurks with cyanobacteria blooms this summer
PORTLAND, Oregon - Cyanobacteria, or 'blue-green algae,' form mats on the surface of the water and can produce toxins that are harmful to humans and dogs. Cyanobacteria are a group of bacteria found throughout the world. They grow in any type of water (fresh, brackish, or marine) and are photosynthetic: They use sunlight to create food and survive. Normally microscopic, cyanobacteria can ...
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Friday May 28, 2021
D River Beach in Lincoln City health advisory issued May 27
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon Health Authority is issuing a public health advisory today for unsafe levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters at D River Beach in Lincoln County. People should avoid direct contact with the water in this area until the advisory is lifted. Unsafe levels of fecal bacteria can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections, and other illnesses. ...
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Friday May 28, 2021
Oregon Man Faces Federal Charges for COVID-Relief Fraud Scheme
PORTLAND, Ore.—An indictment was unsealed on Wednesday charging a Portland, Oregon, man with fraudulently converting to personal use loans intended to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eric Wade Lysne, 29, has been charged with one count each of wire and bank fraud. The indictment alleges that, since April 2020, Lysne has devised and perpetrated a scheme to defraud the Smal ...
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Friday May 28, 2021
Man arrested after stealing New Car During Test Drive
HILLSBORO, Oregon - On February 26, 2021, Jermel Arcilicia Taylor and another man went to a car dealership in Beaverton, Oregon. They spoke with a salesman and requested to test drive a vehicle on the lot. The car needed fuel, so the three men drove to a nearby gas station. After they left the gas station, Mr. Taylor stopped following the salesman’s directions. He eventually told the salesman tha ...
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Sunday June 6, 2021
Eugene Man Indicted for Stalking and Mailing Threatening Letters
EUGENE, Oregon - A federal grand jury in Eugene has returned an indictment charging a Eugene man with stalking and mailing threatening letters to a former teacher. Gary Franklin, 57, has been charged with stalking and using the U.S. Postal Service to mail threatening communications. According to court statements, Franklin sent two letters to an adult female victim between December 2020 and M ...
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Thursday May 27, 2021
Clackamas High School defaced in hate crime posters with Donald Trump
CLACKAMAS, Ore. (AP) — The Clackamas High School principal on Monday found the front doors of the school plastered with Donald Trump stickers and defaced with beans, a derogatory symbol against Latinx people. The incident apparently began as a prank that included toilet paper in trees and writing on sidewalks; however, by Monday morning, the front doors of the school had been covered in refried ...
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Thursday May 27, 2021
Oregon woman arrested for violating Hawaii quarantine rules
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — An Oregon woman was arrested last week, after arriving in Hawaii because she violated travel quarantine rules meant to protect the islands from the spread of coronavirus, police said. After arriving on a flight from Seattle, Kelsey Newcomer, 36, of Portland, did not have a negative pre-travel COVID-19 test from an approved facility and she did not have approved lodging wh ...
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Thursday May 27, 2021
Farmers buy land, make camp by shut Oregon irrigation canal
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Two farmers with ties to anti-government activist Ammon Bundy have purchased land by a shut-off irrigation canal in Oregon that would normally deliver water to a massive federal irrigation project along the California-Oregon border and have set up a protest encampment there, Jefferson Public Radio reports. The move comes after federal regulators shut off all water del ...
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Thursday May 27, 2021
Female Fugitive Chased by Police On A Dangerous Pursuit Through West Oregon
On May 26, 2021 at 11:14 AM the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office was relayed that Grand Ronde Tribal Police had been chasing a black Jeep Wrangler west bound on Hwy 18. Police were unable to keep in visual contact with the suspect vehicle and the pursuit was terminated. Soon Lincoln City Police Officers observed the same vehicle driving south bound in Lincoln City. Officers tried to stop the veh ...
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Thursday May 27, 2021
Portland Fire and Rescue save woman from Marquam bridge
PORTLAND, Oregon - At 6:50 pm last night Portland fire crews were dispatched to the Marquam bridge on the report of someone sitting over the edge of the bridge. When the first fire engine arrived, they found a female sitting on the outside edge of the bridge. She then climbed down to the steel structure under the bridge. This was a very dangerous situation, so the Technical rescue team was disp ...
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Wednesday May 26, 2021
Cougar rattles neighborhood after breaking into Eastern Washington home
EPHRATA, Wash. — Ephrata homeowners got a bit of a shock when a cougar came wandering through their neighborhood on Tuesday morning. The incident happened in the area of D Street SW in Ephrata. Multiple witnesses saw the cougar scurrying through a neighborhood and hopping over backyard fences with ease. KXLY TV reported that April Longwill shared video taken by her husband that showed the ...
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Wednesday May 26, 2021
What Portland police has changed in the year since the murder of George Floyd and the resulting civil unrest
PORTLAND, Oregon - May 25, 2021 marks one year since former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes. Since Floyd’s murder, there has been civil unrest across the country. The city of Portland saw more than 100 straight nights of protests, some of which were peaceful and others of which made national news headlines for the ...
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Wednesday May 26, 2021
Bail for teen accused of murdering stepfather set at $1M after outburst in courtroom
CLARK COUNTY, WA (KPTV) - A Clark County teenager's first court appearance on a murder charge ended with the judge removing him from the courtroom after the teen shouted expletives and other snide comments. Brent Luyster III is facing a charge of second-degree murder. The 17-year-old is accused of stabbing and killing his stepfather, 48-year-old Luther Moore, in Amboy early Monday morning... ...
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Wednesday May 26, 2021
Reward offered to help solve deadly shooting of 2 men in SE Portland
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The Portland Police Bureau and Crime Stoppers of Oregon are asking for the public's help to solve a shooting that left two men dead in February. Police said officers were called out to a report of two people shot at a bar in the 8300 block of Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard on Feb. 27, just before 11:30 p.m. Officers arrived to the scene and found 39-year-old Williams "Bill ...
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Wednesday May 26, 2021
Remaining Body Parts of Dismemberment Sara Zghoul found
PORTLAND, Oregon - Model Sara Zghoul was also an aspiring actress, and young mother from Oregon who was murdered. Her remains were stuffed into suitcases that were found in an abandoned BMW. On January 25, 2018, detectives located the remains of 28-year-old Sara Zghoul in a parked car in the community of Aloha. Ms. Zghoul’s death was ruled a homicide, and at the time of the investigation, some ...
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Wednesday May 26, 2021
Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue ticked pink to finally get their brand new fire engine at Station 29 in Woodland
Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue is thrilled to put a new fire engine into service at Station 29 in Woodland. The fire engine is the first of four new fire engines that CCFR will receive over the next 15 months. Three were purchased by the fire district, and one was purchased for CCFR by the Cowlitz Indian Tribe through a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Today (May 25th) CCFR ...
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Wednesday May 26, 2021
Endangered Missing Person needs your help
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police are asking for your help finding 86-year-old Darrell Rask who left his home in North Portland at about 6:00 p.m. on May 25, 2021 and has not been seen since. Mr. Rask was driving a red Ford F 150 pickup with Oregon license plate VXT513. He did not say where he was going. He sometimes drives to certain stores, but has not been seen at them. Mr. Rask has health issues ...
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Wednesday May 26, 2021
Peaceful Gathering In Southeast Portland, Destructive Crowd Downtown
PORTLAND, Oregon - On May 25, 2021 at around 5:30 p.m., about one hundred people gathered at Revolution Hall in southeast Portland and walked in the street to the Burnside Bridge and back, over the course of about 90 minutes. The group had signs and drums and sang and chanted as they walked peacefully. A little before 8:00 p.m., a different gathering started in the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue ...
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Tuesday May 25, 2021
Arrests Make In Road Rage Across the river in Vancouver
Two suspects from a May 12th road rage/drive-by shooting incident have been arrested. The incidicent occurred near the 7500 block NE 41st Street. Tejay Nunya Castle, 31, was arrested for multiple charges including Assault I and Drive-By Shooting. Montgomery A. Hedges, 36, was arrested for multiple charges including Assault I, Drive-By Shooting and Unlawful Possession of the Firearm. Both suspec ...
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Monday May 24, 2021
Oregon Lifts COVID-19 Mandates, Introduces Vaccination Verification Measures
Oregon has lifted its mask mandate for those who are vaccinated against the coronavirus, but businesses, workplaces and houses of worship may not be required to verify vaccination before they admit someone who is not masked. Patrick Allen is director of the Oregon Health Authority and joins us now. Mr. Allen, thanks so much for being with us. PATRICK ALLEN: Thanks for having me. SIMON: S ...
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Monday May 24, 2021
Portland's Mayor Asks Downtown Law Firms for Help With a Plan to Relocate People Sleeping in Front of Their Offices
Last week, managing partners from 25 of Portland’s largest law firms assembled on Zoom to air their grievances about downtown homeless camps to Sam Adams. In reply, he made them a remarkable offer. Adams, the onetime Portland mayor, is now Mayor Ted Wheeler’s czar of homelessness and his liaison to business owners. On May 11, he had a virtual meeting with lawyers, many of whom have offices do ...
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Monday May 24, 2021
Oregon Warns Doctors to Look for Heart Inflammation in Recently Vaccinated
On Thursday, the Oregon Health Authority began warning doctors to look for heart inflammation in anyone who has chest pain and has recently been vaccinated, following six cases in Oregon and Washington. So far, OHA is telling physicians, this is an investigation into a possible link between myocarditis or pericarditis and the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, particularly in young people. No link has ...
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Monday May 24, 2021
Stay A Night At a Magical Oregon Treehouse
If you’re looking for a unique and magical place to get away in Oregon, Out’n’About Treehouse Treesort in Cave Junction is designed to delight the inner child in everyone. I can’t think of a better way to spend the weekend than relaxing amongst towering trees, taking a zipline tour, and spending time with friends and family. Magic In The Trees Near Cave Junction Oregon. At Out’n’About Treesor ...
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Monday May 24, 2021
Oregon Latest to Create a COVID-19 Lottery
On Friday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced the "Take Your Shot, Oregon" campaign. Oregon plans to give away nearly $1.9 million it got from COVID-19 stimulus money to individuals who have been vaccinated. Its plan is like Ohio, which is giving away five $1 million prizes from federal funds it received, The state plans to give one lucky Oregonian adult a $1 million prize. In addition, 36 others ...
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Monday May 24, 2021
16 people lose their home in Longview Apartment Fire
LONGVIEW, Washington - At 1126 PM Longview Fire and Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue were dispatched to 3858 Pennsylvania St to a reported apartment fire. While responding dispatch advised crews that the caller reported that a candle possibly started the fire. When the first crew arrived they were greeted with a parking lot full of chaos, which included the occupants from the fire unit, occupants for ...
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Sunday May 23, 2021
Suspicious Circumstances involving Argay Terrace Death, Public Assistance Requested
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man was found deceased in the street in the Argay Terrace Neighborhood, and early indication is he may have been struck by a hit and run driver. On Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 6:30a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 14300 block of Northeast Milton Street and found the adult male deceased. The Portland Police Major Crash Team is enroute to investigate. The block is cl ...
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Sunday May 23, 2021
Officer opens fire on suspected auto thief before crash in Wood Village
PORTLAND, Oregon (KOIN) — An officer with the Portland Poland Police Bureau has been placed on paid administrative leave after opening fire on an auto theft suspect early Saturday. PPB officers were dispatched to an area near NE 158th Ave and NE Mason Street around 12:30 a.m. on reports of a stolen truck. About 15 minutes later, officers located what they thought might be the vehicle, but la ...
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