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Tuesday June 1, 2021
A Black Homeowner Hit in the Head by a Portland Police Officer Sues the City—and Names His Alleged Attacker
Last September, on the 100th consecutive night of Portland protests against police brutality, Elijah Warren says a seemingly anonymous riot cop struck him in the back of the head with a baton, sending him to the hospital. Number 67: That’s the only way Warren, 37, could describe the officer who he says struck him soon after he left his home to complain about tear gas wafting through his windows ...
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Tuesday June 1, 2021
15-year-old boy trapped underneath a car dies
SALEM, Oregon - At approximately 3:30 a.m. this morning, May 31, 2021, officers responded to the call of a person pinned beneath a vehicle in the south parking lot of Riverfront Park. On arrival, officers found a 15-year-old young man trapped underneath a car. Four teenage friends were in the vehicle driving through the parking lot. When the 16-year-old female driver stopped the vehicle, the y ...
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Tuesday June 1, 2021
40-year-old Darren Lockett latest victim of Portland Fatal Shooting
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Police Homicide Detectives have released information about a shooting that occurred on Saturday near Southeast 132nd Avenue and Southeast Center Street. The victim in that case is 40-year-old Darren Lockett. The medical examiner determined Mr. Lockett died of a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide. Any additional information will be released at the directi ...
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Tuesday June 1, 2021
Oregon Adjutant General remembers the sacrifices and legacy of Oregon Veterans
ALBANY, Oregon - Remembering the sacrifices made by Oregonians in their service to the United States, Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel, Adjutant General, Oregon, reflected on the significance of Memorial Day as the Keynote speaker at the Linn County Veterans Memorial, Albany, Oregon on May 31, 2021. During his remarks, Stencel encouraged those attending “to honor our service men and women who have ...
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Tuesday June 1, 2021
Fire Destroys Shop near Forest Grove
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - On Tuesday June 1st at 12:54am, Forest Grove Firefighters were dispatched to a shop fire on NW Hillside Road in rural Washington County. Crews arrived shortly after to find heavy fire involvement on a 2,000 square foot shop. Firefighters were able to get a bulk of the fire extinguished, but were hampered by propane tanks that kept reigniting the flames. After approximately 3 ...
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Monday May 31, 2021
Oregon students may soon not require proof of reading, writing, math skills
SALEM, Oregon - A bill removing the requirement that Oregon students in the classes of 2022, 2023 and 2024 demonstrate basic proficiency in math, reading and writing to earn a high school diploma passed a key milestone Thursday and is likely to become law. The bill, already approved by majority Democrats in the Senate, was greenlit by Democrats on the House Education Committee for a vote on the ...
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Monday May 31, 2021
Climber dies after falling 500 feet on Mt. Hood
Shortly after 9 a.m. on Sunday May 30, 2021 Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue (SAR) Coordinators learned of a climbing accident near the Old Chute on Mt. Hood. Witnesses called 911 to report a climber had fallen an estimated 500 feet. The 63-year-old male subject had reportedly been descending Mt. Hood with his adult son on the popular Old Chute route, at approximately 10,500' e ...
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Monday May 31, 2021
Male Arrested After Weekend Shooting in Aloha
On Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 7:36 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a disturbance with a weapon in the 2800 block of SW 214th Avenue in the community of Aloha. Deputies learned that two men were arguing in an apartment where others were present. During the argument, one male produced a handgun and pointed it at the other occupants of the apartment. One resident was ...
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Monday May 31, 2021
Portland girl gets 3rd degree burns while immitating Tik-Tok Challenge
PORTLAND, Oregon - A 13-year-old Oregon girl was hospitalized after she suffered severe burns while trying to attempt a TikTok challenge, her family said. Destini Crane, of Portland was severely burned on her neck and right arm and undergone three skin-grafting surgeries after her family believes she was trying to copy a video on the popular video app TikTok. The incident happened on May 13 ...
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Monday May 31, 2021
Three People Die In Crash on Hwy 58
HIGHWAY 28 - Three people die in a traffic accident on Hwy 58 southeast of Springfieled and west of Black Canyon Campground around 10:15 AM on Sunday morning. Two others were critically injured. Late morning Sunday, May 30 just south of Sweeney Creek, a Ford Taurus, operated by 31-year-old James Johnson Oakridge, was westbound passing in a no passing zone when it side-swiped a Chrysler Town an ...
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Sunday May 30, 2021
National Guard asked to help staff Oregon State Hospital
SALEM, Oregon (AP) - Significant staffing shortages at the Oregon State Hospital prompted health officials to call for the National Guard’s assistance at the psychiatric facility this week. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the state’s health authority, which oversees the hospital, requested 30 nurses from the National Guard. The governor’s office has not reached a decision on whether to fill ...
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Sunday May 30, 2021
Manipulating gut microbes to improve human health topic of next Oregon State Science Pub
CORVALLIS, Oregon - The Oregon State University Science Pub on June 7 will focus on how insights from the field of restoration ecology, which was designed to heal natural ecosystems, may help health practitioners to manipulate the gut microbiome in ways that improve human health. The virtual event will feature a talk by Matt Orr, an associate professor of biology at OSU-Cascades. His presentat ...
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Sunday May 30, 2021
Warrants issued for starved Vancouver teen's adoptive parents
PORTLAND, Oregon (KOIN) — The adoptive parents of Karreon Franks, the 15-year-old from Vancouver who died from starvation and neglect, are being sought nationwide after arrest warrants were issued for them. Felicia Louise Adams and her husband, Jesse Costillo Franks, are wanted for 2nd-degree murder and homicide by abuse, documents obtained by KOIN 6 News show. But the probable cause documents ...
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Sunday May 30, 2021
What happens when college students are arrested for off-campus, criminal behavior?
PORTLAND, Oregon - Over the past year, hundreds of people have been arrested for alleged violence at protests and riots. Some of those people currently face felony charges, including at least three local college students. But how do universities respond when their own students are arrested? A KGW Investigation found local universities vary in their handling of arrested students, some taking ...
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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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