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Saturday April 3, 2021
Firearms, many illegal drugs sized from properties in Veneta and rural Elmira
ELMIRA, Oregon - On 04-01-2021, the Lane County Sheriff's Office responded to an address in the 27000 block of Lawrence Rd. north west of Elmira regarding the location of a stolen vehicle. During the investigation deputies encountered what appeared to be a large, illegal Butane Marijuana Hash Oil (BHO) extraction lab. The Sheriff's Office applied for and was granted a search warrant for the Lawr ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
CLARK COUNTY, Oregon - On 4/2/2021 at 1pm, EMS personnel and CCSO deputies responded to the 8100 block of NE 25th Avenue for the report of a collision involving a motorcycle and a vehicle. Upon arrival, EMS personnel attended to a motorcyclist who was lying in the roadway, unresponsive. Resuscitation efforts were attempted, but the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of th ...

Saturday April 3, 2021
Oregon Man Buys School Bus To Transport His 10 Grandkids to School
GLADSTONE, Oregon - This Oregon man may have just won the award for “Grandfather of the Year” after he surprised his grandkids with a creative Christmas gift on wheels. Doug Hayes recently decided to surprise his 10 grandkids by getting them their own personal school bus for Christmas. Since the youngsters go to a relatively small Catholic school in Gladstone, Oregon, there have never had ac ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
15-year-old Roseburg Girl Reunited With Her Lost Cat after 3 years
ROSEBURG, Oregon - This 15-year-old girl had only been volunteering at her local animal shelter for a few days when she was suddenly reunited with her childhood cat named Spunky. Hannah Rountree had not seen Spunky since he disappeared from her home in Roseburg, Oregon during a family vacation three years ago. In the days following his disappearance, Hannah would often cry over her missing f ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Kevin Costner loves stories about Oregon history
Many of us remember a time, before the internet, when the primary source of historical tidbits we garnered as kids came from stories told by our parents or school teachers. Now an iPhone app co-founded by Hollywood star Kevin Costner seeks to tailor that experience to road-tripping families. Understanding that the family road trip is one of the quintessentially American vacations, HearHere deli ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
Portland Premature doll-size baby Now local celebrity
PORTLAND, Oregon - A premature baby the size of a Superman action figure has made a miraculous recovery—and now celebrates every milestone with his sidekick by his side. Logan Ray was born at 23 weeks gestation, weighing just 1.5 pounds, the same height as a tiny 12 inch Superman figure. Doctors told his parents to prepare for the worst, but just like his new hero toy, little Logan was a fig ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021
'Frankie the Adventure Goat' and Oregonian Owner Has Traveled Over 60,000 Miles Across America in Epic Road Trip
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Meet Frankie, the adventurous goat who has traveled over 60,000 miles across the US with her owners in their colorful Airstream trailer. Cate Battles and her husband Chad moved from their house into a trailer in 2016, and they’ve been traveling to beauty spots with their favorite pet ever since. “She’s an awesome travel companion,” said Cate, a 34-year-old artist and tr ...
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Friday April 2, 2021
Healthcare Workers in Oregon Stuck in Snowy Traffic With Expiring COVID Vaccines Go Car to Car Offering Them to Drivers
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - With COVID vaccines in short supply, waiting times are not unusual—but not for those stuck in traffic alongside these dedicated healthcare workers who made sure that fresh doses didn’t go to waste. During last Tuesday’s snowstorm in Oregon, this inoculation crew found themselves stranded in a traffic jam. Rather than let vaccine doses expire, they hopped out of their vehic ...
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Friday April 2, 2021
Oregon health officials monitoring 4 people for Ebola
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) on Thursday announced it is monitoring four people for Ebola after those people recently returned from Guinea and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), two West African countries in the midst of Ebola outbreaks. OHA said there is low risk for people in Oregon. It did not say where the four individuals are located. Local public health dep ...
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Friday April 2, 2021
The Cost Of Staying Open? $27,470—And Then Some
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon Occupational Safety and Health, the agency tasked with enforcing the state's workplace safety and health rules, has issued a $27,470 fine against a Bend coffee shop, alleging that it violated standards put in place to protect employees from COVID-19. OSHA announced March 30 that Kevista Coffee, located along Century Drive on Bend's west side, "willfully continued to poten ...
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Friday April 2, 2021
Local Students Headed Back to Buildings Full Time
New guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention March 19 are allowing districts including Bend-La Pine Schools to increase the amount of time students spend in school buildings. In a letter sent to families March 25, Interim Superintendent Lora Nordquist announced that students in the district would soon have an option for "all-in" instruction taking place five days a wee ...
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Friday April 2, 2021
Oregon Covid cases rise as potential snag in vaccination timeline appears
The number of new cases of Covid-19 rose 28% last week, and an Oregon health official said it was uncertain how the loss of 15 million vaccine doses nationally would affect vaccination plans. There were 2,456 new cases of Covid reported in the week ended March 28, up from 1,920 in the previous week, according to the Oregon Health Authority's weekly report, released Wednesday. Also Wednesday, ...
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Friday April 2, 2021
What does Biden's infrastructure plan mean for Oregon?
PORTLAND, Ore. — President Joe Biden introduced his plan this week to bolster infrastructure spending, which would likely mean a cash infusion for Oregon and Washington. Among other priorities, Biden’s plan includes billions of dollars dedicated to road and bridge projects. Transportation officials around Portland are paying close attention. An influx of cash could help pay for several projects ...
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Friday April 2, 2021
Oregon police department changes K9's name, Lil Kim, after controversy
The Bend Police Department has changed the name of one of its K9s, "Lil' Kim," following a controversy over the fact that it shares a name with Grammy award-winning rapper Lil' Kim, Oregon Public Broadcasting reports. Riccardo Waites, the founder of the Central Oregon Black Leaders Assembly, said in a video Thursday that he met with Bend Police Chief Mike Krantz to express concerns about the d ...
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Friday April 2, 2021
Oregon Real ID: What you'll need to fly domestically come October 1st
PORTLAND, Ore. — It's back. Oregon DMV officials are urging anyone looking to travel by air later this year to apply for an Oregon Real ID. The federally mandated travel document requirement was supposed to go into effect last October, but was delayed a year due to the pandemic. We've got the details on how to get yours, as well as other options that will allow you to get on a plane this ...
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Friday April 2, 2021
The 2021 Oregon urban and community forestry awards honor construction firm and people
SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry and the non-profit organization Oregon Community Trees (OCT) have announced this year’s Oregon Urban and Community Forestry Award honorees. They are: Essex General Construction, with offices in Eugene and Lake Oswego Grants Pass Urban Forester Tony Mecum Wilsonville City Councilor Charlotte Lehan Eugene Urban Forestry Management Analyst Scott A ...
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Friday April 2, 2021
Update: Shooting at Golden Knight Motel; Third Person Arrested
GRESHAM, Oregon.- On March 18, Gresham Police responded to a report of a shooting at the Golden Knight Motel, 750 E. Powell Blvd. When police arrived, they discovered four victims of gunfire. The East County Major Crimes Team is leading the investigation. xxxxl UPDATE: On March 31, Gresham Police Detectives made a third arrest in connection to this investigation. Caden Christman, 24, of Portlan ...
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Friday April 2, 2021
Fatal Crash on Hwy 211 - Clackamas County
On Thursday, April 1, 2021 at approximately 12:30 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 211 and Meridian Rd. Preliminary investigation revealed a Ford Explorer, operated by Richard Russell (84) of Keizer, was turning left from Meridian Rd. onto Hwy 211 and pulled into the path of a Peterbilt semi-truck operated by Gerald Fritz (55) of ...
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Friday April 2, 2021
UPDATE: Victim Identified in Kenton Neighborhood Homicide
The victim in the Kenton Neighborhood shooting has been identified as Michael Arrington, 53, from Vancouver, Washington. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy on Mr. Arrington and determined he died from a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide. Mr. Arrington's family has been notified and provided the attached photo. The family is requesting privacy. Portl ...
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Friday April 2, 2021
Missing child alert -- Corban Cory is missing and believed to be in danger
(Salem) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division, asks the public to help find Corban Cory, age 14, a child in foster care who went missing from Albany, Ore. on March 30, 2021. He is believed to be in danger. ODHS asks the public for help in the effort to find him and to contact 911 or local law enforcement if they believe they see Corban. Corban is suspected ...
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Friday April 2, 2021
Missing child alert -- Jaxon Palm is missing and believed to be in danger
(Salem) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division, asks the public to help find Jaxon Palm, age 13, a child in foster care who went missing from Albany, Ore. on March 30, 2021. He is believed to be in danger. ODHS asks the public for help in the effort to find him and to contact the Oregon Child Abuse Hotline by calling 1-855-503-SAFE (7233) if they believe they s ...
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Friday April 2, 2021
Portland man dies in Linn cycle crash
A Portland man died after an early evening crash in Linn County on Wednesday. On Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at approximately 6:37 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 20 at the intersection of Hwy 226. Preliminary investigation revealed that a Honda motorcycle, operated by Martin Pratt Jr. (81) of Portland, was entering Hwy 20 from Hw ...
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Thursday April 1, 2021
Oregon hedges COVID-19 vaccination timeline in response to concerns over Johnson & Johnson shipments
An aggressive pledge to partially inoculate every Oregonian 16 and older against COVID-19 before summer fell into jeopardy Wednesday amid revelations that a manufacturer ruined up to 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Gov. Kate Brown and state health officials set lofty expectations two weeks ago when they said they expected “enough doses for every Oregonian who wants a vaccine to h ...
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Thursday April 1, 2021
Oregon Zoo visitors may soon get a glimpse of Nora the polar bear
PORTLAND, Ore. — Visitors to the Oregon Zoo may soon get a peek at its most famous resident -- 5-year-old Nora the polar bear. While the zoo’s new Polar Passage habitat won’t officially open to the public until later this spring, starting April 1 the zoo is opening the walkways around it. But Nora sightings will be at her discretion, as she might prefer to stay in her den. xxxxl “Visit ...
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Thursday April 1, 2021
Oregon leaders show solidarity for Asian American communities amid rise in racial violence
PORTLAND, Ore. – Over two dozen Oregon leaders are standing in solidarity with Asian American communities amid an increase in racial violence targeting those communities nationwide. In a letter signed by 25 Oregon leaders, officials expressed support for Asian American communities while also condemning anti-Asian hate and violence. The letter offered condolences to the families of those kill ...
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Thursday April 1, 2021
Man arrested in Vancouver accused of storming U.S. Capitol and entering Senate Gallery on Jan. 6
Federal agents have arrested a Washington man accused of breaching the U.S Capitol on Jan. 6, pushing past law enforcement officers and entering the Senate gallery. Marc Anthony Bru, 41, made his first appearance in U.S. District Court in Portland on Wednesday afternoon after his arrest Tuesday in Vancouver. xxxxl An arrest warrant affidavit contains photos and video screenshots that prosec ...
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Thursday April 1, 2021
Motorcycle Crash in Pleasant Valley Neighborhood
A motorcyclist was killed in a single vehicle crash in the Pleasant Valley Neighborhood. On Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 1:00p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to an injury crash near Southeast Barbara Welch Road and Southeast 144th Avenue. When officers arrived they located a motorcycle off the road into a creek. Medical personnel from Portland Fire and Rescue and American Medical Re ...
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Thursday April 1, 2021
No Murder Charge in Alleged Mercy Killing; Anti-Vaxxers Gain New Allies; COVID-21?
Welcome to the latest edition of Investigative Roundup, highlighting some of the best investigative reporting on healthcare each week. Nurse Who Unhooked Oxygen Charged The Indiana nurse accused of removing a COVID-19 patient's oxygen last year has now been charged with a felony, the IndyStar reported -- but not murder, manslaughter, or any homicide-related crime. Connie Sneed, LPN, was c ...
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Thursday April 1, 2021
Man gets 30 years in Oregon prison for shooting former fire chief
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of crimes spanning four states that culminated with an attempted murder in Oregon has been sentenced to 30 years in prison and will be extradited to Colorado to face a murder charge there, authorities said. Matthew Anthony Fanelli, 32, was sentenced Monday for a 2019 attack in which officials say he shot a former fire chief multiple times and pistol-whipped t ...
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Thursday April 1, 2021
Police Release Names of 2 Found Dead in Burned Car
GRANTS PASS, ORE. (AP) — Oregon State Police have released the names of two men found dead last Wednesday in a burned car south of Lake Selmac. On Monday investigators were able to identify 24-year-old Daniel T. Hill and 26-year-old Paul M. Folk, both of Josephine County, The Daily Courier reported. Folk was previously reported as a missing person to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safe ...
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