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Thursday April 15, 2021
Bill aims to bring Oregon's 'orphan highways' under local control
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 near Wygant Street. There’s a bill going through the Oregon Legislature right now, House Bill 2744, ...
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Thursday April 15, 2021
Oregon, Washington to stop administering Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 reports of rare blood clots
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 (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The agencies are investigating rare and potentially ...
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Thursday April 15, 2021
Oregon crews respond to multiple brush fires
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 that's three times the average numbers of fires to date. Forty of those fires started from escaped bac ...
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Thursday April 15, 2021
Portland Public Schools planning for full-time in-person learning in the fall
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland’s nearly 50,000 students can expect to be back to in-person learning in more than 70 school buildings come September. Portland Public Schools Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero made an announcement at Tuesday night’s virtual board meeting. "It’s our expectation that we will fully reopen for five days a week of in-person instruction this coming fall," said Guerrero ...
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Thursday April 15, 2021
Oregon bill sets out to prohibit 'gay panic defense,' protect LGBTQ+ Oregonians
PORTLAND, Oregon - Senate Bill 704, aimed at providing clarity and justice in crimes committed against LGBTQ+ Oregonians by changing current laws that allow for a “gay panic defense,” has passed in the Oregon Senate. Under current Oregon law, it is possible to commit an act of murder in the second degree or claim self-defense because the act was committed due to an “extreme emotional disturbanc ...
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Thursday April 15, 2021
41-year-old Edward T. Grant identified as victim in Old Town homicide
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland police identified the victim of a shooting Saturday, April 10, in Old Town, Northwest 2nd Avenue. The victim was identified as Edward T. Grant, 41, of Portland. He was found dead in an apartment on Northwest Second Avenue apartment at 1:15 p.m. The Medical Examiner reported that Grant died from a blunt force object. His family was notified of his death and prov ...
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Thursday April 15, 2021
Wildland Fire threatens homes and power infrastructure in Kelso
KELSO, Oregon - Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue responded to a reported “Field on Fire” in the area of Harris Street Road/ Corduroy Road just before 6 pm today. Initial 911 calls stated the fire was growing rapidly and was approximately 20x100 ft. A C2FR Battalion Chief arrived within 5 minutes to find a mid-slope brush fire with 5 ft high flames threatening multiple structures and immediately asked fo ...
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Wednesday April 14, 2021
19 year-old girl arrested after she set allegedly set a trashcan on fire
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Tuesday, April 13, 2020, a group gathered in Kenton Park located at 8417 North Brandon Avenue at about 9:15 p.m. earlier in the day, a "direct action" event was announced on social media, discouraging streaming and "peace police." A similarly publicized incident the night before attracted an estimated 200 people and surrendered the peace of beautiful Portland into a familiar ...
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Wednesday April 14, 2021
PPB calls Monday's riot a 'planned, coordinated attack'
PORTLAND, Oregon - The aftermath of a deadly police shooting in Minnesota is being felt here in Portland. Portland police declared a riot on Monday night after groups broke windows and set fires at the Penumbra Kelly Building on East Burnside. Rioters were responding to the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, who was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop earlier this week. T ...
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Tuesday April 13, 2021
FBI offers reward for suspected ecoterrorist seen in Oregon
PORTLAND, Oregon - For more than a decade, Josephine Sunshine Overaker has been wanted by the FBI for suspicion of arson, among other crimes, dating back to 1996 when she was a member of an eco-terrorism cell known as "The Family." Josephine Overaker, AKA Lisa Quintana, was allegedly a member of 'The Family', a domestic eco-terrorist cell. Members acted in the name of extremist groups, includi ...
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Tuesday April 13, 2021
29-year-old Adam Gilliam Charged with  Starting Wildfire Near Blue Ridge
Adam Gilliam was arrested on the charge of starting a wildfire in the Blue Ridge area. Coconino County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Highway 87 near the Highway 260 junction last Friday for a report of a wildfire. Witnesses told deputies they were driving along the highway and saw the fire, stopped and attempted to extinguish the flames. During the process, a witness told a deputy a suspi ...
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Saturday May 1, 2021
Oregon, California are prioritizing wildfire prevention and recovery bills
California and Oregon lawmakers are considering significant wildfire prevention and relief packages after both states experienced devastating wildfire seasons last year. More than one million acres burned in each state last year, a figure twice Oregon’s annual amount over the past decade, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. The rating agencies are incorporating the likelihood of ...
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Tuesday April 13, 2021
Riot declared in Portland following Daunte Wright vigil
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Police Bureau officers declared a riot and used force to dispel protesters after marchers damaged an eastside cop shop on Monday evening, April 12. Several hundred demonstrators gathered at Laurelhurst Park for a vigil for Daunte Wright — a Black man killed by a police officer near Minneapolis two days ago in what authorities termed an "accidental" shooting — before ...
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Tuesday April 13, 2021
Black Bear Diner sites in Deschutes County fined more than $35,000 for willfully violating COVID-19 rules
SALEM, Oregon - OSHA has fined two Black Bear Diner sites – one in Bend and one in Redmond – more than $35,000 for violating standards designed to protect employees from the coronavirus disease. Both sites, under the same ownership, willfully continued to potentially expose workers to the virus, despite a public health order limiting the capacity of indoor dining to zero in an “extreme risk” count ...
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Tuesday April 13, 2021
Springfield restaurant fined $18,430 for COVID-19 violations, including willfully exposing workers
SALEM, Oregon - OSHA has fined Twisted River Saloon in Springfield $18,430 for violating three standards designed to protect employees from the coronavirus disease. In one of the violations, the employer willfully continued to potentially expose workers to the virus, despite a public health order limiting the capacity of indoor dining to zero in an “extreme risk” county. The citation resulted f ...
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Tuesday April 13, 2021
SKELETAL REMAINS IDENTIFIED - Timber crew finds skeletal remains southeast of Molalla; homicide investigation launched
PORTLAND, Oregon - A homicide investigation has been launched after skeletal remains were found in a wilderness area southeast of Molalla earlier this month. A Weyerhaeuser timber crew came across the remains — including a partial human skull — in a steep ravine off a private logging road while planting trees on Jan. 8. Authorities said the remains predate the wildfires that swept through that ...
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Tuesday April 13, 2021
Oregon Woman Murders 2 Men And Feeds Them To Her Pigs — But Did She Do It To Others?
Susan Monica's property seemed eerie to others — especially because she allegedly said at one point 17 bodies were buried there. Monica was born Steven Buchanan in California in 1948. She served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Following an honourable discharge, she began living as a woman. “She got into an engineering career and was very successful,” former Jackson County Sh ...
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Tuesday April 13, 2021
Reynolds School District Purchased All-Electronic Bus for its Fleet
FAIRVIEW, Oregon - Reynolds School District recently added an all-electronic bus to its fleet. The bus was purchased through a grant supporting the electric school bus program. The grant is part of a larger initiative at Portland General Electric to invest its Oregon Clean Fuels Program credits in ways that help make electric transportation available to everyone. Reynolds School District is excite ...
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Tuesday April 13, 2021
Suspects break into Estacada grocery, cause $1.2k in damage while stealing $2.6k in Juul refills
CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Oregon - The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help as it searches for two burglars who broke into an Estacada grocery store on March 21. Surveillance video of the crime is available below. Shortly before 1 a.m. on Sunday, March 21, 2021, two male suspects burglarized the Viewpoint Grocery, which is located at 20179 Springwater Rd., near Estacada. ...
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Tuesday April 13, 2021
Man jumps into Willamette River while fleeing West Linn police
WEST LINN, Oregon - On Sunday, April 11, 2021, at approximately 6:50 pm, West Linn Police observed a traffic violation at the intersection of Willamette Falls Drive and Ostman Road. The driver, later identified as 42-year-old David Allen RIOS, turned down a side street as the officer turned around to make a traffic stop on RIOS, who parked in a nearby driveway, left the vehicle running, and ran in ...
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Monday April 12, 2021
Award-winning student journalist disinvited from Salem-Keizer school board meeting after controversial article
SALEM, Oregon - An award-winning journalist from South Salem High School was disinvited to appear before the Salem-Keizer school board shortly after writing a critical article on the school board members. FOX 12 first met Eddy Binford-Ross on the streets of Portland last summer. She was one of the few high school students working to cover the protests and riots in Portland. Her work for the hig ...
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Monday April 12, 2021
Oregon's shipment of Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine doses slashed by 88% this week
SALEM, Oregon - Problems in producing Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose coronavirus vaccine will result in an 88% reduction in the amount sent to Oregon this week, similar to the blow dealt with all 49 other states. Oregon last week received a record 61,400 doses, but this week the federal government will ship only 7,300 doses, according to figures provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Pre ...
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Monday April 12, 2021
High-speed police pursuit ends when young man dies in water pond
FINDLAY – An Oregon man accused of leading law-enforcement agents on a high-speed vehicle pursuit after fleeing from a domestic violence scene apparently drowned when he drove a sport-utility vehicle into a pond, authorities said. Trevor Clark, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:48 p.m. Sunday at a pond behind the Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies building in the 500 block of Marathon ...
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Monday April 12, 2021
Oregon House scheduled to vote this week on gun storage mandate
Oregon House lawmakers could vote as soon as Monday on a proposal to require gun owners to safely store their weapons and report any firearms that are lost or stolen. Gun safety advocates have tried for several years to pass those mandates, known as the “Cindy Yuille and Steve Forsyth Act” after the two people killed by a gunman who opened fire at Clackamas Town Center in December 2012. The man ...
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Monday April 12, 2021
Detached garage fire outside of Dallas
DALLAS, Oregon - At just before 6 AM on Saturday, April 10, 2021, Sheridan, SW Polk and West Valley personnel were sent to a house fire on Laura Lane just outside of the City of Dallas. Crews arrived to find a separate two-car garage, with converted living quarters on the second floor, completely involved with flames and smoke. The structure was evacuated before our crew's arrival. Despite the ...
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Monday April 12, 2021
Suspect Arrested after Attacking Occupied Car with Hatchet
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 3:21 p.m., Central Precinct officers were called to a threat with weapon call near Northwest 20th Avenue and Northwest Northrop Street. As officers were responding, they learned that several callers were reporting someone swinging around a hatchet and hitting a car with it. When officers arrived, a witness pointed out the suspect. They arrested ...
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Friday June 4, 2021
Suspect In Multiple Stabbings, Located and Arrested
WILSONVILLE, Oregon - On Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 1:11 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an assault with a weapon call in the 2800 block of S Alpine Street in the city of Cornelius. A person called 911 to report that 33-year-old Artemio Guzman-Olvera had been stabbed by a family member. When deputies arrived, they found Mr Guzman-Olvera with life-threatening inj ...
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Monday April 12, 2021
499 new confirmed new Oregon COVID-19 cases and no deaths
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 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (6), Clac ...
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Monday April 12, 2021
Suspect Charged with murder in Old Town Homicide
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 homicide and one person has been detained. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Med ...
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Monday April 12, 2021
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Kills Healthy Young Black Bear
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 policy in place, don't pick up young wildlife," said Michelle Dennehy, communications coordinator for the ...
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