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Monday May 10, 2021
Man Accused  Of Shooting Girlfriend In Face Arrested In Curry County, Oregon
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY - The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said a man wanted for attempted murder after he allegedly shot his girlfriend in the face was arrested in Oregon. Kevin Gerolaga, 34, was wanted for the shooting, which happened in the early morning hours of April 21. He allegedly shot the victim during an argument and fled before law enforcement arrived. On Saturday, San Joaquin C ...
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Monday May 10, 2021
Oregon church won't close after COVID-19 outbreak infected 74 members, pastor says
SALEM, Oregon - Returning to the pulpit after a COVID-19 outbreak infected him, his wife and 72 members of their congregation, the senior pastor of an Oregon church said Sunday that he will not kowtow to pressure to close the doors to the house of worship. Pastor Scott Erickson of the Peoples Church in Salem, Oregon, began his Mother's Day sermon by addressing the recent surge in COVID-19 cases ...
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Thursday May 13, 2021
Mount Hood's Deadliest Disaster, meanwhile, Search continues for missing Portland hiker Joe Dean
GOVERNMENT CAMP, Oregon - The search for missing Portland hiker Joe Dean, 71, continues into Sunday evening. Today, approximately 65 search and rescue members from several agencies and organizations combed a myriad of backcountry trails south of Horsetail Falls. In addition to ground searches, a drone was used to aid in aerial search efforts, as well as a plane operated by the Hood River County ...
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Sunday May 9, 2021
Oregon Now Has its First 'Dark Sky Park'
Oregon has a new destination for stargazers and amateur astronomers. Prineville Reservoir State Park is now Oregon’s first Dark Sky Park, a designation awarded by the International Dark Sky Association to locations with minimal light pollution. “The park offers a genuine night-sky experience for those coming from light polluted cities,” Bill Kowalik, chair of the Oregon chapter of the Intern ...
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Sunday May 9, 2021
Woman riding motorized scooter killed by hit and run driver
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Hit & Run incident involving a vehicle and a motorized scooter resulted in the death of a woman. Early Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 12:34a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a report of a crash at Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 149th Avenue. When they arrived, they found a motorized scooter had been struck by a car. The rider, an adult female, was found dead. The ...
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Sunday May 9, 2021
Family Cat Dies In Dallas House Fire
DALLAS, Oregon - Just before 10 am Saturday morning, neighbors to 288 SW Applegate Trail saw smoke, heard the smoke alarms sounding from inside the house and called 911. Dallas Fire & EMS responded and on arrival immediately requested a 2nd alarm as there was a large column of smoke coming from the house. A call for a 2nd alarm adds more resources that are not initially dispatched to assist. Th ...
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Sunday May 9, 2021
Gunshot Victim Dropped at Hospital with Critical Injuries
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police say Friday afternoon, officers were sent to Northeast Prescott Street and Northeast 33rd Avenue on a report of shots fired. Police investigators are asking for help to determine who shot and critically injured a person who was dropped off at a hospital. The victim has so far been unidentified by authorities, even if male or female, making it difficult for the public to ...
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Saturday May 8, 2021
Man conspired to smuggle hundreds of turtles worth $150K+ to China via Eugene
EUGENE, Oregon - A Chinese national residing in Los Angeles pleaded guilty today for his role in a scheme to purchase hundreds of endangered and vulnerable turtles in the U.S. and smuggle them via U.S. mail and commercial airline flights to China. Yuan Xie, 30, pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiring to smuggle goods from the U.S. According to court documents, beginning in at least M ...
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Saturday May 8, 2021
Man with Knife Arrested After Police Negotiations
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday, May 7, 2021 at 7:43a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance involving a weapon. A man with a knife was in the lobby of a shelter converted from a motel in the 1500 block of Northeast 82nd Avenue. The staff evacuated and were unharmed. Officers began negotiating with the man from Northeast Jonesmore Street. For over an hour the man ...
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Saturday May 8, 2021
Replica guns lead to large police response in Tigard
TIGARD, Oregon - Police say teens were detained after reports of people dancing around with what appeared to be an AR-15 and handgun near the Washington Square Mall. At 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, Tigard Police responded to a report of three young men on top of the parking garage at the Washington Square Mall (9700 block of SW Washington Square Road). The caller reported they were on top of a ...
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Saturday May 8, 2021
Prineville Man Arrested for Attempting to Have Sex With and Provide Methamphetamine to a Minor Online
DESCHUTES COUNTY, Oregon - One man is behind bars after a weeklong child luring investigation that began in Prineville. Patrick James Adams, 35, is now facing multiple charges including attempting to have sex with a minor. Today, Detectives with the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team concluded a weeklong child luring investigation with the arrest of Patrick James Adams of Prineville, Oregon. ...
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Friday May 7, 2021
STEM Hubs and K-12 Oregon Connections expanded
Portland, Oregon - Oregon Connections, the online platform powered by Nepris that has been used for the past five years to bridge the gap between local education and industry, has extended their partnership with Nepris to continue to virtually connect Oregon students with employers and industry experts, both locally and across the globe, for another three years. Just in time for Oregon’s STEM W ...
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Friday May 7, 2021
(UPDATE) 30-year-old TriMet female Bus Driver shot to death in Portland's Cathedral Park neighborhood
UPDATE: Henry Deondrae Brogdon, 30, is suspected of shooting and killing the mother of two in North Portland's Cathedral Park neighborhood on May 5. On Friday, May 21, 2021, Henry Brogdon was arrested by the United States Marshal's Service in Tyler, Texas. He was booked into the Smith County Jail on a warrant for Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Extradition proceedin ...
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Thursday May 6, 2021
Oregon forests as infrastructure? One-on-one with Oregon's junior senator
U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley stopped by (in COVID-19 virtual format) to sit down with The World before his annual Coos County town hall Wednesday. We asked the Myrtle Creek native and third-term Democratic senator for his insight on a few of the major issues in Washington. He talked about jobs, forests, bipartisanship and a few key bills he hopes to help carry through an evenly divided senate. ...
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Thursday May 6, 2021
Oregon Public Health Workers Race To Vaccinate 'Extreme Risk' Counties
In Linn County, Ore., public health officials have worked tirelessly to build an efficient mass vaccination clinic at the County Fairgrounds. They have the ability to vaccinate eight people per minute, thousands each day. Hundreds of volunteers work there. Some drive hours in order help direct the flow of traffic or give shots. One retired doctor even road-tripped from San Francisco to work his ...
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Thursday May 6, 2021
Oregon State, Portland State to require COVID-19 vaccines
CORVALLIS, Oregon (AP) — Oregon State University has announced that it will require COVID-19 vaccinations before the fall term. The university in Corvallis said Tuesday students and employees who study and work onsite at the university’s locations must be vaccinated. “As we advance our plans to resume traditional on-site and in-person activities for the 2021-22 academic year, high rates of v ...
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Thursday May 6, 2021
Restaurants in Oregon To Return To Indoor Dining This Friday
Following rising cases of COVID-19, Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon recently announced last Friday restaurants would not be allowed to offer indoor dining across 15 counties in Oregon as she moved the counties into the “extreme risk” category. According to Willamette Week, more than 300 COVID-19 patients are in Oregon hospitals, and the weekly average for hospitalizations rose 14.9%. Just on the heel ...
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Sunday May 9, 2021
SALEM, Oregon - On the evening of May 3, 2021, the Salem Fire Department responded to Airport Self Storage at 2142 Turner RD SE for a large fire. The four-alarm fire burned for several hours and destroyed multiple storage units, causing over $1M in damage. Detectives determined the fire was not accidental in nature and initiated an arson investigation. Through witness interviews, crime scene pr ...

Tuesday May 4, 2021
Lawsuit Filed for BLM Protester Shot in the Eye by Feds in 2020
Portland, Oregon— A new civil case was filed in the US District Court of Oregon today, to seek answers and accountability for Fourth Amendment and Excessive Force violations by unidentified Federal officers deployed to Portland in the summer of 2020. The Portland Lawyers for Black Lives Matter are seeking justice for Angeline (Angie) Mead, a BLM supporter who was shot in her eye by a high-velocity ...
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Tuesday May 4, 2021
Fire-injured trees may fall prey to native beetles as drought adds to stress (Photo)
SALEM, Oregon - Trees injured by the Labor Day wildfires last year may face a new threat in the form of tree-killing beetles, which emerged in April looking for new homes. ODF Forest Entomologist Christine Buhl warns that fire-injured trees can attract bark beetles, which lay their eggs under the bark. When the larvae hatch, they begin feeding on the tree, destroying the tissues needed to send ...
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Tuesday May 4, 2021
Additional arrests following May Day riot - two booked into jail
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Police Officers from Central Precinct conducted follow up after criminal activity in downtown Portland on May 1, 2021. Today, officers arrested 32-year-old Randy Alton Graves for Menacing and Disorderly Conduct II and 42-year-old Charles Stubbs for Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing, and Disorderly Conduct II. Both were booked into jail. Police are not always able ...
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Wednesday May 5, 2021
Holocaust Memorial in Oregon defaced by vandals
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Portland has been defaced by anti-semitic graffiti. The vandalism, which included spray-painted swastikas and other neo-Nazi symbolism, was discovered late Sunday on the memorial in the city’s Washington Park, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Monday. The Portland Police Bureau is investigating and ask surrounding residents to review their ...
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Tuesday May 4, 2021
Klamath Falls Man Pleads Guilty to Cashing More than 40 Years' Worth of Deceased Relative's Social Security Checks
MEDFORD, Oregon - A Klamath Falls, Oregon man pleaded guilty today after cashing more than $458,000 worth of social security checks issued in the name of his deceased aunt. George Doumar, 74, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government funds. According to court documents, in February 2020, the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Office of Anti-Fraud Programs identified a 114-year-o ...
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Monday May 3, 2021
Oregon has 3 new covide-19 deaths and 756 new confirmed cases
PORTLAND, Oregon - There are three new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,501, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

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Monday May 3, 2021
Welcome to The Dalles Lions Club Fundraiser Happining on  May 15th
On May 15th from 9am to 2pm at Sorosis Park, The Dalles Lions Club are hosting a fundraiser. If you need ground cover for your flowers, along your fence or just to beautify your ground, look no further! For a donation, the Lions will load a pickup, trailer or truck with stump grindings from the trees that were cut at Sorosis Park. Suggested donations from $20 to $50 depending on the size ...
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Sunday May 2, 2021
Passenger Killed in Crash Near PDX Identified
PORTLAND, Oregon - The passenger killed in Thursday's fatal crash near Portland International Airport is identified as Jamie R. Pallviny-Brown, 43. Her family has been notified of her death. The investigation reveals that she was in the passenger seat of the pictured 1995 Ford Mustang convertible when it crashed into a Freightliner tractor with a box trailer. Evidence at the scene indicated the ...
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Sunday May 2, 2021
Decoy ads net 8 Men arrested for Human Trafficking
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Portland Bureau Human of Trafficking arrested 8 men in an undercover operation, conducted in April 2021. Officers posted online decoy ads on known human trafficking websites. The subjects who contacted undercover police officers to arrange payment for sexual acts were criminally cited on the charge of Commercial Sexual Solicitation. The names of those arrested have not be ...
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Saturday May 1, 2021
Fatal Crash on Interstate 5 - Douglas County
On Saturday, at about 3:30 P.M., State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on I5 northbound. Apparently, a Dodge Pickup, driven by 60-year-old Matthew Wignall unknown home address, left the roadway, traveled through the brush, and down an embankment. Wignall died from the injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. A Pitbull in the car was injured and taken to Bailey’s Vet C ...
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Saturday May 1, 2021
Oregon restaurants pivot again as new indoor dining restrictions take effect
PORTLAND, Oregon - At Mangiare Italian Restaurant in Independence, manager Chrystal Law is grateful for their spacious outdoor patio. With tables covered in red umbrellas, flanked by portable heaters, it's the only place where customers will be allowed to dine at the restaurant for at least the next week. Starting Friday, Polk County was one of 15 Oregon counties that Gov. Kate Brown pushed ba ...
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Friday April 30, 2021
Oregon retirement savings program offers national roadmap
By the end of 2020, the average 401(k) balance reached $121,500, 11% more than the previous quarter, according to Fidelity Investments. The rise, which reflects significant stock market gains last year, is good news for those who participate in the retirement savings plans. But millions of private-sector workers aren’t covered by an employer-sponsored retirement plan, and they’re disproportiona ...
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