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Tuesday August 24, 2021
Tallest man in U.S., who was 7-foot-8, dies of heart disease at 38
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Igor Vovkovinskiy, the tallest man in the United States, has died in Minnesota. He was 38. His family said he died of heart disease on Friday at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. His mother, Svetlana Vovkovinska, an ICU nurse at Mayo, initially posted about his death on Facebook. The Ukrainian-born Vovkovinskiy came to the Mayo Clinic in 1989 as a child seeking treatment. A tu ...
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Tuesday August 24, 2021
Q&A: did the climate crisis fuel Henri and the Tennessee flooding?
Climate scientists say while it’s difficult to give a precise attribution, the fingerprints of the climate crisis are undoubtedly present to some degree. As the US west bakes in a prolonged drought, parts of the eastern half of the country have faced the opposite problem as extreme rainfall and fierce winds took their toll on communities as far apart as Tennessee and Rhode Island. Climate sc ...
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Tuesday August 24, 2021
Female Suspect Arrested with Weapons, Attempting to Kidnap 6-year-old boy
PORTLAND, Oregon - A woman is facing charges after attempting to kidnap a 6-year-old boy, then threatening his family with bladed weapons and using racial slurs. On Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 3:43p.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue and West Burnside Street on a report of an attempted child kidnapping. As officers responded, they were provided susp ...
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Monday August 23, 2021
Official Taliban websites go offline, though reasons unknown
BOSTON (AP) — Taliban websites that delivered the victorious insurgents’ official messages to Afghans and the world at large in five languages went offline abruptly Friday, indicating an effort to try to squelch them. It is not immediately clear, though, why the sites in the Pashto, Urdu, Arabic, English and Dari languages went offline Friday. They had been shielded by Cloudflare, a San Francis ...
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Monday August 23, 2021
COVID-19 outbreak linked to music festival in eastern Oregon
PENDLETON, Oregon. (AP) — Local health leaders are looking into a COVID-19 outbreak linked to an outdoor music festival in eastern Oregon. Umatilla County Public Health Director Joseph Fiumara said they’ve tied 66 cases to the Pendleton Whiskey Music Fest on July 10, KATU-TV reported. COVID-19 outbreaks linked to outdoor music festivals are raising new concerns about outdoor transmission, he ...
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Monday August 23, 2021
Two new fires expand rapidly in Southern Oregon
LAKEVIEW, Oregon. (AP) — Two new wildfires started by lightning late Thursday afternoon grew rapidly Friday in southeastern Oregon not too far from the site of the Bootleg Fire, which until recently was the nation’s largest blaze. The Patton Meadow fire about 14 miles west of Lakeview, near the California border, exploded to 11 square miles (28 square kilometers) in less than 24 hours in a land ...
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Monday August 23, 2021
22 dead, many missing after 17 inches of rain in Tennessee
WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — At least 22 people were killed and rescue crews searched desperately Sunday amid shattered homes and tangled debris for dozens of people still missing after record-breaking rain sent floodwaters surging through Middle Tennessee. Saturday’s flooding in rural areas took out roads, cellphone towers and telephone lines, leaving families uncertain about whether their loved ones ...
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Monday August 23, 2021
Northwest heat may have killed 1
PORTLAND, Oregon. (AP) — Extreme heat may be behind a death in Portland, Oregon, this week, and emergency room visits for heat-related illness rose sharply as sweltering temperatures gripped the normally temperate Pacific Northwest for the second time this summer, authorities said Friday. The cause of the death Thursday won’t be known for several weeks. The news was nonetheless a blow for autho ...
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Monday August 23, 2021
Oregon hospitals near breaking point as COVID-19 surges
PORTLAND, Oregon. (AP) — Just 41 intensive care unit beds were available in Oregon on Wednesday as COVID-19 cases continue to climb and hospitals near capacity in a state that was once viewed as a pandemic success story. Oregon, which earlier had among the lowest cases per capita, is now shattering its COVID-19 hospitalization records day after day. Oregon — like Florida, Arkansas and Louisiana ...
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Sunday August 22, 2021
 Recent Catalytic Converter Thefts in Woodburn
Friday, August 20, 2021 – Woodburn, OR – The Woodburn Police Department (WPD) wants residents in and surrounding the Woodburn area to be aware of recent catalytic converter thefts. WPD has obtained images from two recent catalytic converter thefts showing two different suspect vehicles. The first theft occurred at approximately 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 17. The suspect vehicle is described ...
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Sunday August 22, 2021
Officers Make Arrest And Recover Gun In Eliot Neighborhood
On August 16, 2021 at about 2:43 a.m., Portland Police responded to the report of shots in the area of Northeast Fremont Street and Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, in the Eliot neighborhood. Information included the detail that the suspect may be shooting at people. When officers arrived they did not immediately find any suspects at that location, but kept investigating. Officers de ...
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Sunday August 22, 2021
PeaceHealth St. John reports record number of patients
LONGVIEW, Washington - Today, PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center is caring for an unprecedented number of patients. Community members with less severe medical issues can help preserve hospital capacity for the acutely ill by seeking treatment in outpatient settings. “We are at our most critical moment thus far in this pandemic,” said Cherelle Montanye, Chief Administrative Officer at PeaceHeal ...
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Sunday August 22, 2021
Suspect in Bus Homicide Identified, Community Assistance Requested
PORTLAND, Oregon - The suspect in the shooting death of Adrian Richardson has been identified as Wayne Conrad Thompson, 47 (photos). PPB Homicide Detectives, with the help of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, have obtained an arrest warrant for Thompson for Murder in the Second Degree and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Anyone who sees Wayne Thompson in public should not approa ...
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Saturday August 21, 2021
Gresham Police Asking For Help Searching For Missing Adult
Gresham, Oregon.— Gresham Police are looking for help from the public in searching for a missing adult. On Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 6:00pm, a man was dropped off at the Safeway at SE Powell boulevard and SE 182nd avenue by family members to go for a walk on the Springwater Trail, and has not been seen since. The man, 40-year-old Benjamin Allen, of Ridgefield, Washington, is developmentally d ...
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Saturday August 21, 2021
Oregon Nurses Rule For Health Care Workers
Portland, Oregon.- Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s announcement today of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for nurses and other front-line health care workers will likely increase vaccination rates among those workers but will also put additional pressure on an already dangerous nurse staffing crisis in Oregon. The Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) knows that vaccines are the most important tool for protec ...
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Saturday August 21, 2021
PORTLAND, Oregon.—Oregon Health Authority (OHA) today lifted a public health advisory for contact with ocean water at Seal Rock Beach, located in Lincoln County. The health authority issued the advisory Aug. 18, after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters. Results from follow-up tests taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) sh ...

Saturday August 21, 2021
Hit and Run on I-205 in Multnomah County
On August 19, 2021, at 4:55 P.M., OSP Dispatch started receiving calls that a green Chevrolet pickup was hitting vehicles as it drove southbound on I-205. The first crash appeared to have happened around milepost 19 within Multnomah County. The vehicle continued south hitting other vehicles until the driver stopped on I-205 on the southbound on-ramp from 10th Street in West Linn. Witnesses reporte ...
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Saturday August 21, 2021
One Victim Critically Wounded in Lents Neighborhood
A man is critically wounded after a shooting in the Lents Neighborhood. On Friday, August 20, 2021 at 9:46p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of someone shot at Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Holgate Boulevard. When they arrived they located a victim with critical injuries. The male was transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment. His injuries are believed t ...
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Friday August 20, 2021
Portland firefighter denies kidnapping allegations
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland, Oregon, firefighter denies kidnapping a man last weekend and looks forward to proving his innocence, his lawyer said Wednesday. Douglas Lee Bourland was arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court Wednesday on three counts of first-degree kidnapping, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. He was ordered to have no contact with his two co-defendants as well as th ...
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Friday August 20, 2021
Oregon requires COVID-19 vaccination for teachers, staff
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, Gov. Kate Brown announced Thursday that Oregon is expanding its COVID-19 vaccine requirement to include all teachers, educators, support staff and volunteers in K-12 schools. Hospitals across the state are near capacity, and some have no available intensive care unit beds. In the western Oregon town of Roseburg, a COVID-19 patient died in ...
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Friday August 20, 2021
Man in Oregon federal prison dies as conditions questioned
SHERIDAN, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Prisons said this week that a 42-year-old man incarcerated at the Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution in Oregon died, possibly from medical complications. On Aug. 12, Ikaika Ryan Chung was taken to a hospital for low blood pressure, low blood sugar and elevated heart rate, prison officials said in a statement. He was pronounced dead there. Chung ...
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Friday August 20, 2021
Southern California Man Pleads Guilty After Attempting to Set Fire to Federal Courthouse During Portland Protest
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Southern California man pleaded guilty today for attempting to set fire to the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse during a protest in Downtown Portland on July 13, 2020. Kevin Benjamin Weier, 35, of Vista, California, waived indictment and pleaded guilty to one count of depredation of government property. According to court documents, on July 13, 2020, Weier was present a ...
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Friday August 20, 2021
Portland Area Identity Thief Pleads Guilty in Federal Court
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Gresham man pleaded guilty today for stealing financial and identification documents from more than 100 people in and around Portland. Robert Loren Finanders, 40, pleaded guilty to unauthorized access device fraud, aggravated identity theft, illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, and possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to court d ...
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Friday August 20, 2021
Carl Gregory Beiser convicted for sexually abusing two children
ORTLAND, Ore. – Yesterday afternoon, a 12-person jury rendered a guilty verdict against 54-year-old Carl Beiser for 55 charges involving sexual crimes against children and providing marijuana to minors. In this case, there were two victims. Sentencing will be November 9, 2021 before Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Shelley Russell. The investigation started in January of 2019, when the ...
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Friday August 20, 2021
n Thursday, August 19, 2021 at approximately 6:00 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 99 and Elk Street. Preliminary investigation revealed a Subaru Legacy, operated by Nicholas Dent (39) of Central Point, was southbound and turned left and collided with a northbound Buell motorcycle operated by Alexander Allen (44) of Grants Pa ...

Monday August 16, 2021
Oregon has record COVID-19 hospitalizations
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon reported yet another daily COVID-19 hospitalization records. The state’s health system also battles another surge brought on by the highly transmissible delta variant. 752 people in Oregon were hospitalized Monday due to the coronavirus, health officials said. Prior to this month, the state’s record of hospitalizations during the pandemic was 622 in November, which occurr ...
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Monday August 16, 2021
Officers Make Arrest And Recover Gun In Eliot Neighborhood (Photo)
On August 16, 2021 at about 2:43 a.m., Portland Police responded to the report of shots in the area of Northeast Fremont Street and Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, in the Eliot neighborhood. Information included the detail that the suspect may be shooting at people. When officers arrived they did not immediately find any suspects at that location, but kept investigating. Officers de ...
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Monday August 16, 2021
Firefighters Fight Unrelated Overnight Fires (Photo)
Firefighters fought two unrelated fires last night. Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of either fire. The first fire started just after 11:30 p.m. in the 14000 block of NW Melody Lane in unincorporated Washington County. Callers to 911 reported seeing flames and smoke coming from the back of a two-story residence. Firefighters quickly arrived and immediately began an aggressive fire atta ...
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Thursday August 12, 2021
With in-person schooling to resume, some students still choosing to learn online
PORTLAND, Oregon — In a matter of weeks, thousands of students throughout the region will return to in-person learning. Though, there are some families who are choosing to keep their students in an online classroom instead. At Hillsboro Online Academy, there are a handful of students who will continue distance learning simply because their families realized they work more efficiently at home in ...
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Thursday August 12, 2021
Deputies recover 337 guns at local home in largest weapons seizure in agency history
Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered hundreds of firearms at a home in Clackamas County, in what is considered the largest weapons seizure in agency history. On Thursday, July 29, deputies assigned to the Special Investigations Unit served a search warrant at the undisclosed residence as part of an on-going drug and firearms investigation. During the search of the property, d ...
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