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Wednesday June 30, 2021
More Pacific Northwest deaths in record intense heat wave
PORTLAND, Oregon — About a dozen deaths in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest may be linked to the intense heat wave that brought all-time historic temperatures and caused a power utility to impose rolling blackouts with the heavy demand. The dangerous weather that gave Portland several days of record high temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit cooled just a bit on Tuesday. But towns in eastern ...
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Tuesday June 29, 2021
Heat-related illness increase in Oregon at an alarming rate
PORTLAND, Oregon - For the last few days, Oregon hospitals have reported a huge increase in the number of people reporting heat-related illnesses. With temperatures hitting record levels, no one seems surprised, yet worried. Agency spokesperson Delia Hernández said 128 people visited Oregon hospitals for heat-related illnesses on Sunday, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. That compares with ...
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Tuesday June 29, 2021
Naked Burglary Suspect Arrested In Keizer
KEIZER, Oregon - On June 26th at approximately 5:30 A.M., Keizer Police responded to the Lakepoint Apartments on a call of an unknown naked man in the caller’s bedroom. Prior to police arrival, the man left the apartment and was not initially located by police. At about 9:15 A.M., police responded back to the apartment complex based on a report of a naked man wandering the property. The man ...
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Tuesday June 29, 2021
Woodland High School girls golf team wins district championship
WOODLAND, Washington - A Woodland High School’s girls golf team won the district championship for the first time in nearly a decade. However, for the team, golf represents more than competition, it offers an opportunity to develop new skills, make friends, and find inspirational support from others. Aaron Blackwelder, an English teacher at Woodland High School, coaches the district’s entire gol ...
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Tuesday June 29, 2021
Large blaze in Hazel Del  after car runs into utility pole
HAZEL DELL, Oregon - Last night just passed 10 PM, deputies responded to a report of a vehicle collision at the 8200 block of NE Highway 99 in Hazel Dell. A small sedan had collided with a utility pole causing the pole to catch on fire with sparks and flashes seen from a mile away. The occupants were able to get out without injuries were reported. The fire could not immediately be extinguish ...
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Monday June 28, 2021
Backlog of aid slows Oregon eviction response
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes. Many of them lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic and had fallen months ...
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Monday June 28, 2021
Portland reached 112 degrees Sunday: Historic, dangerous, prolonged and unprecedented heat wave
PORTLAND, Oregon - One of the most extreme heat waves in the history of the Pacific Northwest came on Saturday and peaked between Sunday and Tuesday. Shockingly high temperatures are forecast, including the hottest weather recorded in Seattle, Portland and Spokane. “Perhaps the most intense heatwave for our region since the late 19th century — or at least close to it — took shape" the National ...
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Monday June 28, 2021
Portland Volunteers Clean Up the City During SOLVE's Pick it Up, Portland! Event
PORTLAND, Oregon - Folks from Portland came out in full-force during SOLVE’s fifth annual Pick It Up, Portland! event, presented by Pacific Power. During this two-day, city wide litter cleanup event a total of 1,515 volunteers removed an estimated 14,025 pounds of trash from business fronts, parks, and neighborhoods at 25 projects throughout the Rose City. SOLVE’s litter cleanups make a big imp ...
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Monday June 28, 2021
Two People Shot as Several Rounds Fired in Crowded Entertainment District
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday, June 25th, 2021 at 11:19 p.m., officers from the Central Precinct responded to a shooting near the area of Northwest 4th Avenue and Couch Street in an area of Old Town, referred to as the Entertainment District. Officers arrived to a chaotic scene with patrons flooding out of a nearby bar. Security in the area told officers that there was a shooting inside and around ...
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Monday June 28, 2021
Three Juveniles Arrested After Shooting in Hazelwood Neighborhood
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday, June 25, 2021 at 5:40 p.m., officers from the East Precinct were dispatched to the intersection of East Burnside and Southeast 122nd Avenue on the report of shots fired. Officers arrived and located a crime scene at this location and a related secondary crime scene in the area of Southeast Ash and Southeast 117th Avenue. Officers located multiple occupied vehicles whi ...
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Monday June 28, 2021
20-year-old Walks Away From Sheriff's Custody
SALEM, Oregon - Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating an Adult in Custody who walked away from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Transition Center. Matthew Mungenast, 20, walked away from the facility around 1:36 p.m. on Saturday, June 26th, 2021. Mungenast was in custody for a Parole Violation. Mungenast is a white adult male with brown eyes and black hair. He is 6' tall and ...
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Monday June 28, 2021
Two Felons Eluding Police Suspects Arrested in Last 24-Hours
Alden French booking photo On Friday, June 25, 2021 at 5:40 p.m., a Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy tried to stop a white Ford Mustang near Oak Way and Main Street in the city of Banks. The driver attempted to elude the deputy and the deputy stopped following for safety reasons. With the assistance of the Forest Grove Police Department, the deputy was able to identify the driver as 31 ...
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Monday June 28, 2021
Due to Extreme Heat Forecast -- All Outdoor Youth Recreation Programs Canceled
SALEM, Oregon - The City of Salem is canceling all outdoor youth recreation programs scheduled for Monday, June 28, 2021, due to extreme hot weather. Participants have been contacted by email concerning this cancelation. Information about a potential make-up day of program activities will be shared with program participants as soon as possible. At this time, evening practices for adult softball ar ...
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Sunday June 27, 2021
Governor Brown  Says Oregon will fully reopen by June 30
PORTLAND, Oregon - Governor Kate Brown said Friday, June 25, that Oregon will reopen no later than June 30 which is ahead of the 4th of July Holiday. She said that When the state is reopened, decisions about masks and social distancing restrictions will be made at the county level. Counties will also be responsible for case investigations and contact tracing. The Oregon Health Authority will co ...
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Sunday June 27, 2021
Here are the most difficult jobs for Oregon employers to fill
PORTLAND, Oregon — On the heels of the pandemic, there was the labor shortage, with businesses reporting struggles to find enough applicants to fill posted jobs. In a recent unscientific survey of Business Journal readers, more than 75% of respondents said they had more trouble hiring workers this year compared with last year. But for some jobs, finding the right applicants is nothing new. R ...
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Sunday June 27, 2021
Extreme heat causes Portland restaurants, vaccine clinics to close
PORTLAND, Oregon - This weekend's heat is making regular activities dangerous. From restaurants to farmers markets to coronavirus vaccination clinics, the heat is forcing some places to close down this weekend. "It’s not just Ox, St. Jack, La Moule, many of our places are shutting down," said Kurt Huffman, owner of ChefsTable. "There’s health concerns for everyone, including our staff." Huff ...
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Sunday June 27, 2021
108 degrees In Portland  Sets All-Time Heat Record
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Saturday June 26, Portland had the hottest day on record when the temperature climbed to 108. The National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Warning for much of Oregon and Washington with record highs. Beginning at 10 AM on Saturday, the warning took effect as a high pressure took over the Pacific Northwest, with triple digits all weekend and expected to continue th ...
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Saturday June 26, 2021
Lloyd District Shooting Investigation
UPDATE: The man who was killed in this story earlier this week has been identified. Michael Ray Townsend, 40, died of ...
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Saturday June 26, 2021
Woman hurt, other victim trapped in roll-over accident on I-205
VANCOURVER - Friday night at 9:46PM, Vancouver Fire Department was dispatched to a rollover accident on northbound I-205, south of the Padden Parkway exit. Two vehicles left the roadway and came to rest on the east side of I-205. One vehicle was found approximately 50 feet off of the roadway on its side. The driver was able to exit the vehicle and was being cared for by Good Samaritans who had sto ...
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Saturday June 26, 2021
Several Suspects Arrested for Drug Dealing in June
OREGON CITY, Oregon - On June 2nd, 2021, OCPD officers assigned to the Special Investigations Team served a search warrant at an apartment located in the 600 Block of Molalla Ave. As a result of this investigation, 51-year-old Nicholas Taylor was arrested and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail for distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and unlawful possession of methamphetamine. ...
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Thursday June 24, 2021
Man Gets 30 years Prison Term who used child to make sexual abuse videos
EUGENE, Oregon - A Coos Bay man received a 30 year prison term for using a 3-year-old child to make sexual abuse videos and uploading them online. 33-year-old Keith James Atherton pleaded guilty to using a minor to produce a visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. in federal court in Eugene, Atherton was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ann L. Aiken ...
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Thursday June 24, 2021
233 new Oregon confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 2 new deaths
PORTLAND, Oregon - There are two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,759 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority reported 233 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 207,333. Weekly COVID-19 cases and deaths decrease; hospitalizations rise The Oregon ...
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Thursday June 24, 2021
Ridgefield Barn Fire
Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue was dispatched at 12:26 PM today to a report of a barn on fire at 23115 NW Hillhurst Road in Ridgefield. The first unit to arrive was CCFR Division Chief Ben Peeler, who had been conducting work nearby. Chief Ben Peeler was on scene 3 minutes from dispatch and reported a large barn that was in the process of being razed was fully engulfed in fire. The barn was part of ...
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Thursday June 24, 2021
Oregon City Police Department asking for public's assistance identifying two burglary suspects
The Oregon City Police Department is looking for the public's assistance in identifying two commercial burglary suspects. Shortly after 2:00am on 06/22/21, two subjects forced entry into the Oregon City Coastal Farm & Ranch store, located at 1900 McLoughlin Blvd. Once inside the business, both subjects stole multiple articles of merchandise and fled the business, possibly leaving in a dark color ...
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Wednesday June 23, 2021
Firefighters Battle Apartment Fire in Beaverton
BEAVERTON, Oregon - Just after 2 p.m., multiple callers to 911 were reporting a fire at an apartment complex in the 3200 block of SW 170th Avenue in Beaverton. Based on the description provided to dispatchers and confirmation by a MetroWest Ambulance crew, who could see a black column of smoke in the vicinity, the incident was immediately upgraded to a first alarm to bring in adequate resources to ...
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Tuesday June 22, 2021
11-Year-Old Lily Markwell Drowns Near Haystack Rock
CANNON BEACH, Oregon – The family of 11-year-old Lily Markwell from Portland, confirmed she died on Friday, that she fought hard since being rescued after she was swept into the ocean north of Haystack Rock. Crews from Seaside and the U.S. Coast Guard helped in the search using jet skis and a helicopter. Lily was at Cannon Beach with her family on Thursday, June 17 when she was suddenly swept i ...
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Tuesday June 22, 2021
Lawmakers try again to introduce bill that would repay Oregonians for tax on stimulus
PORTLAND, Oregon — Earlier this year, state legislators introduced multiple bills that would repay nearly 900,000 Oregonians who paid more in state taxes after receiving stimulus payments from the federal government. Those bills never made it out of committee. Now, with less than a week left in the session, a group of Republican lawmakers is trying again. On Monday, a dozen House Republicans in ...
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Tuesday June 22, 2021
Excellent Employees recognized and awarded at Woodland Public Schools
Woodland Public Schools invites staff and community members to nominate school employees whose efforts have exceeded expectations for the annual Employee of Excellence awards. The awards recognize individual employees for creating a positive, caring, and productive school environment through exceptional effort, dedication, or performance in their areas of responsibility. During the past year, c ...
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Tuesday June 22, 2021
21 year-old man and juvenile die in auto crash on I84 near Hood River
HOOD RIVER, Oregon -On Sunday, just before midnight, when a car driven by 21-year-old Enrique Sosa from Mosier, crashed through a guardrail on I-84 and ran into the Columbia River. An unidentified juvenile passenger in the car also died from injuries. Apparently Sosa's Subaru Impreza was westbound when it crashed through a guardrail, went down an embankment and ended in the Columbia River. ...
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Tuesday June 22, 2021
High-Fire Danger Burn Ban In Washington County
Beginning Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 7:00 a.m., all fire agencies within Washington County will enact a High-Fire Danger Burn Ban, based on a recommendation by the Washington County Fire Defense Board. Washington County fire agencies include: Banks Fire District #13, Cornelius Fire Department, Forest Grove Fire Department, Gaston Rural Fire District, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, and Tualatin Valley ...
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