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Saturday July 31, 2021
Oregon reports 1,076 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths
There are three new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,858, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority reported 1,076 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 219,755. Dr. Sidelinger available to discuss COVID-19 modeling today at 3:30 p.m. State Public He ...
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Saturday July 31, 2021
Recreational use advisory issued for Eagle Ridge Park on Upper Klamath Lake July 30
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon Health Authority (OHA) issued a recreational use health advisory today for Eagle Ridge Park on Upper Klamath Lake due to the presence of a cyanobacteria bloom and cyanotoxins above recreational use values for human exposure. The lake is in Klamath County. People should avoid swimming and high-speed water activities, such as water skiing or power boating, in areas of t ...
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Saturday July 31, 2021
Investigation into July 23 shooting of Clark County Sheriff's Detective Sergeant
Vancouver, Wash. –The investigation into the July 23, 2021 shooting death of Clark County Sheriff’s Detective Sergeant Jeremy Brown is continuing and has transitioned to investigation by the SW Washington Independent Investigative Response Team (SWIIR), led by the Vancouver Police Department. Washington state law (RCW 10.114.01) requires an independent investigation in incidents where the use ...
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Thursday July 29, 2021
Oregon governor declares heat emergency; 211 helpline active
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday issued an emergency declaration in 23 counties from Portland to southern Oregon and in central and eastern parts of the state because of heat. The declaration will free up more resources and activate the Office of Emergency Management to respond to the heatwave, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. “As Oregon faces another high heat even ...
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Thursday July 29, 2021
Elbow Creek Fire 50 percent contained in  22,955 acres
WALLOWA, Oregon - With fire activity diminishing and the focus moving to full mop-up operations, Oregon Department of Forestry’s Incident Management Team 3 is starting to “right-size” the organization on the Elbow Creek Fire. Operations’ Section Chief Eric Perkins says that will begin with sending some aircraft to either their home base or to other fires with a greater need. The Elbow Creek Fi ...
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Wednesday July 28, 2021
Proposal to lay cables under Columbia met with skepticism
Can slicing a 100-mile trench into the bed of the Columbia River be good for the environment? The answer is a big yes, says a team of energy developers that proposes submerging power cables in the riverbed. The developers say the cables could deliver “clean” energy that will be crucial for getting the most densely developed areas of Cascadia off fossil fuels. A proposal by energy developer S ...
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Wednesday July 28, 2021
Former Oregon lawmaker who let protesters in Oregon Capitol gets probation
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A former Oregon lawmaker who was expelled for letting violent, far-right protesters into the state Capitol pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of official misconduct. The Statesman Journal reports that Mike Nearman was sentenced to 18 months probation, during which he will need to complete 80 hours of community service and is banned from the Capitol building and grounds. He w ...
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Wednesday July 28, 2021
Western wildfires calm down in cool weather, but losses grow
INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — Cooler weather on Tuesday helped calm two gigantic wildfires in the U.S. West, but a tally of property losses mounted as authorities got better access to a tiny California community savaged by flames last weekend and to a remote area of southern Oregon where the nation’s largest blaze is burning. Scientists say evidence shows Oregon’s Bootleg Fire generated its own “ ...
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Wednesday July 28, 2021
Police Arrest man with Help From Local Teenager
LINCOLN CITY, Oregon - On Monday, July 26, 2021, at about 9:00 PM, Lincoln City Police learned a wanted fugitive from California may be hiding in an apartment in the 900 block of SE 32nd Street. When officers attempted to make contact inside an apartment the suspect tried to barricade himself in a bedroom before jumping out of the second story window and fleeing from the area. Due to the dangers i ...
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Wednesday July 28, 2021
SALEM, Oregon - Yesterday, in Marion County Circuit Court the honorable Judge Daniel J. Wren sentenced Alejandro Maciel-Salcedo for the July 17, 2020, attempted murder of Salem Police Detectives Angus Scott Emmons, Oscar Zambrano, and Anthony Burke. This was Marion County Circuit Court case State v. Maciel-Salcedo, 20CR39285. Judge Wren sentenced Maciel-Salcedo to a total sentence of 278 months ...

Wednesday July 28, 2021
Teen dead, man, kids sent to hospital
The Battle Ground Police Department and Fire District 3 responded to a two-vehicle collision on SE Eaton Blvd at SE 23rd Ave this afternoon at about 4:50 pm. A 17-year old male died at the scene. One adult male and two children were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. Immediate families have been notified. The cause of the collision is still under investig ...
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Tuesday July 27, 2021
Man Stabbed To Death Near Portland's Southwest Pine Street
PORTLAND, Oregon - The man killed as a result of a July 24, 2021 stabbing near Southwest Pine Street and Southwest 3rd Avenue has been identified as 37-year-old Quinton Bryce Miller. Miller died of a stab wound and his death has been ruled a homicide. The investigation into this stabbing is ongoing. Any additional information will be released at the direction of investigators. Anyone with in ...
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Tuesday July 27, 2021
Mister Ford Homicide Remains Unsolved After One Year
PORTLAND, Oregon - On July 27, 2020, at approximately 10:40 p.m., Portland Police Bureau officers responded to the 700 block of Northeast 87th Avenue on the report of a shooting. Officers arrived and found an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers attempted lifesaving measures but the victim, 19-year-old Mister Ford of Portland, died at the scene. The Medical Examiner condu ...
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Tuesday July 27, 2021
Oregon FBI Building a Digital Defense Against Rental Car Scams
Welcome to the Oregon FBI’s Tech Tuesday segment. Today: Building a digital defense against rental car scams. The summer of 2021 is a much different – and hopefully better – place for you and your family than the summer of 2020. States are lifting restrictions, and you are finally able to travel again! That tropical beach – or the mountains – or even that big city across the country is calli ...
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Saturday July 24, 2021
Man Found Wounded On Downtown Street Dies Later At Hospital
PORTLAND, Oregon - On July 24, 2021 at about 12:47 a.m., an ambulance passing through the intersection of Southwest Pine Street and Southwest 3rd Avenue encountered a person down in the street and stopped to assist him. The man appeared seriously wounded and the ambulance transported him to the hospital, where he later died. Police were called to the scene at Southwest Pine Street and Southwest ...
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Saturday July 24, 2021
Shooting Inside a Bar Leaves Three Hurt, One Critical
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police were sent to a shooting in a bar in the 13900 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. When officers arrived they found a chaotic scene, with numerous witnesses and three people injured. One adult male had a gunshot wound to the chest. Another adult male was hit in the upper leg and an adult female was shot in the hip. Officers applied first aid, including at least one tourniq ...
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Friday July 23, 2021
Wildfire smoke clouds sky, hurts air quality
PORTLAND, Oregon Strong winds blew smoke east from California, Oregon, Montana and other states all the way to other side of the continent. Haze hung over New York City, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The nation’s largest wildfire, Oregon’s Bootleg Fire, grew to 618 square miles (1,601 square kilometers) — just over half the size of Rhode Island. Fires also burned on both sides of California’ ...
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Thursday July 22, 2021
State strips police certifications over wrongful arrest
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A state board on Thursday stripped ex-West Linn Police Chief Terry Timeus and fired West Linn Sgt. Tony Reeves of their police certifications over the 2017 wrongful arrest of Michael Fesser of Portland. The state Board on Public Safety Standards & Training voted unanimously to OK the lifetime revocations for dishonesty and discriminatory behavior, The Oregonian/OregonLive ...
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Thursday July 22, 2021
Delta variant has become dominant in Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As daily COVID-19 cases doubled in the past week, Oregon health officials reported Thursday that the highly transmissible delta variant has now become the dominant coronavirus variant in the state. But even as cases rise, around 29% of adults in Oregon have yet to be vaccinated. Health officials warn the increased spread of the delta variant poses a great risk for unvaccin ...
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Thursday July 22, 2021
Western wildfires grow, but better weather helps crews
BLY, Ore. (AP) — Lower winds and better weather helped crews using bulldozers and helicopters battling the nation’s largest wildfire in southern Oregon, but gusty winds pushed a Northern California wildfire into Nevada on Thursday, prompting evacuations as blazes burn across the West. Oregon’s Bootleg Fire grew to 624 square miles (1,616 square kilometers) — over half the size of Rhode Island. ...
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Wednesday July 21, 2021
60 acre wildland fire outside of Sheridan
Sheridan, SW Polk and West Valley Fire Districts were dispatched to a wildland fire around 3:00 PM in the area of the 7000 block of Ridgeway Rd. outside of Sheridan. The initial information was that an acre of cut grass was burning. Crews arrived to find roughly 5 acres of cut grass burning. Due to dry conditions, quick burning fuel, and wind the fire quickly spread. A second alarm was called brin ...
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Wednesday July 21, 2021
Man and 7-year-old girl die as father desperately tries to save his daughter
On Tuesday, July 20th, at 8:23 p.m., the Multnomah County Sheriff?s Office (MCSO) received a report of two people in distress in the Sandy River downstream of Dabney State Park. MCSO patrol deputies, along with Gresham firefighters, responded to the area to begin searching the area. Shortly after arriving, deputies located the adult male unresponsive in the water near the Stark Street Bridge. Depu ...
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Wednesday July 21, 2021
Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Underway
PORTLAND, Oregon - On July 20, 2021 at about 9:36 p.m., Portland Police were dispatched to an unwanted person in a convenience store in the 600 block of Northwest Naito Parkway. Prior to arrival officers were told the man was a white male adult who had taken food without paying then laid down on the floor refusing to leave. Officers arrived at approximately 9:44 p.m. At approximately 9:52 p.m., ...
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Monday July 19, 2021
Vote:  Should Oregonians be able to leave the state and join Idaho
Oregonians from all over the state share their thoughts about whether counties should be allowed to join Idaho if it’s what a majority of their voters want. From June 8th through 14th, 2021, the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center conducted a statewide survey of Oregonians’ values and beliefs regarding the Greater Idaho movement. The questions were intended to gather preliminary data to inform mor ...
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Monday July 19, 2021
Oregon's classic salmon license plate gets a new look
SALEM, Oregon – Oregonians will soon have a choice about how they display their support for salmon habitat. A new salmon license plate design will be available September 1st, or Oregonians can opt for the classic salmon license plate until August. Lowest-numbered new plates will be available through a special auction in cooperation with Oregon nonprofits that support salmon habitat restoration. ...
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Sunday July 18, 2021
12 Year-Old Girl Escapes Burning Mobile Home
LONGVIEW, Washington - Firefighters were to a mobile home fire today at 9:05 AM at 605 California Way, #23. While responding, the Cowlitz County 911 center reported that callers advised there were children and pets trapped inside the residence. Longview police officers arrived at the scene and began to search for the children. They were unable to enter the home due to heavy smoke and heat but w ...
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Sunday July 18, 2021
Southern Oregon ablaze with critically dangerous fire weather
MEDFORD, Oregon - Afternoon winds blowing at 20 to 30 mph fanned the flames as they chewed through bone-dry timber and brush. Meteorologists predicted critically dangerous fire weather through at least Monday in southern Oregon, where the largest wildfire in the U.S. continued to race through bone-dry forests. The Bootleg Fire grew significantly overnight Saturday as dry and windy conditions to ...
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Sunday July 18, 2021
Officers apply tourniquet after man stabbed in Old Town
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man is recovering from a stab wound after a fight in Old Town, and the other involved person was detained for investigation. On Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 1:01p.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance at Northwest 3rd Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street. Officers located an adult male patient bleeding from a serious wound to his leg. Office ...
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Sunday July 18, 2021
Mentally disabled man missing
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the publics assistance is locating a missing and endangered subject from the Hockinson area. Valdimir Dubrovsky-Griswold (DOB 2-13-99) left his house at approximately 3:50pm this afternoon and has not been seen or heard from since. Valdimir is a 22 year old male who is on the Autistic Spectrum and functions at a 12 year old level. Valdimir has ...
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Saturday July 17, 2021
On 07/16/21 just after 7:00am the Lane County Sheriff’s Office received the report that a 2013 Toyota Highlander had been stolen from a citizen. Some credit cards had been left in the vehicle when it was taken. The credit cards were used to make fraudulent purchases at area businesses throughout the morning. At approximately 11:15am a Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted the stolen vehicle i ...

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