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Thursday April 1, 2021
Meteor Shower and Rare False Dusk Over Oregon / Washington Coast? Yes, Please
(Astoria, Oregon) – It's an action-packed nighttime sky this month for the Oregon coast and Washington coastline. You'll soon be able to see the Lyrid meteor shower in the beachy skies and there's a chance you can see the wowing but subtle rarity called the Zodiacal Light – or False Dusk. (Photo above courtesy NASA) EarthSky.org has said the Lyrids may start showing up in small doses as early a ...
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Thursday April 1, 2021
Gov. Brown declares drought in part of southern Oregon
KLAMATH FALLS — Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday declared a drought in southern Oregon’s Klamath County. The declaration allows state agencies to coordinate and prioritize assistance to the region. Brown said in a news release the Klamath Basin faces one of the most difficult water years in recent memory. “Moving forward, we must look for long-term solutions to the underlying issue in Klamath an ...
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Thursday April 1, 2021
Oregon's billion-dollar weed economy faces new challenges
PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — They’ve never been higher. Oregon recreational marijuana sales have climbed to record highs, but some say the industry’s woes also have reached an apex. The difficulties range from an unfavorable federal tax code to a dangerous crime wave, wildfires, and cities and counties hungry for a larger slice of the tax pie. “Businesses are still struggling,” says K ...
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Thursday April 1, 2021
Child Pornography Investigation Leads to Arrest of Cascade Locks Man
CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. – On March 29, 2021, investigators executed a search warrant in the City of Cascade Locks as part of an ongoing child pornography investigation. Arrested at the location was Kale C. Kingman, 30 years old, of Cascade Locks. The arrest was the result of a six-month investigation that began on a tip that was received from the Oregon Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) tas ...
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Thursday April 1, 2021
Leader of Darknet Drug Distribution Conspiracy Sentenced to Federal Prison
PORTLAND, Ore.—The leader of and final defendant in a darknet drug distribution conspiracy was sentenced to federal prison today for his role in operating a narcotic vendor site that facilitated thousands of purchases of MDMA and generated nearly $200,000 in drug trafficking revenue, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug. James Campbell Cardwell, 28, of Tigard, Oregon, was sentenced ...
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Thursday April 1, 2021
Passenger injured in rollover collision near Brush Prairie
On Sunday, March 29th at 7:05pm, a 911 caller reported a single vehicle rollover collision in the 13600 block of NE 144th Street. Two occupants and three dogs were inside the vehicle, which had come to rest on its top off the roadway. The 911 caller reported that one occupant was partially ejected from the vehicle, a 2010 Honda Civic sedan. Upon arrival, EMS personnel and CCSO deputies tended ...
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Thursday April 1, 2021
Oregon Department of Human Services announces that Alyssa Elizabeth Garner Cobe has been found
(Salem) – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division, is thankful for the community support to find Alyssa Elizabeth Garner Cobe. Alyssa, age 7, went missing from Newport, Ore. on March 26, 2021. She was found on March 31, 2021. A small number of children in foster care may be in significant danger when they run away or have gone missing. As DHS works to do everyt ...
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Thursday April 1, 2021
Oregon Vaccinations of Seniors Lag Behind Projections
Only two-thirds of Oregonians over age 65 have gotten at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. That's far less than the 80% by March 31 that Oregon Health Authority officials projected when they moved up the date that older Oregonians would become eligible for the shots. That rate is also below the national average of 73% for one dose. There's a big difference in how many seniors have been vacc ...
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Wednesday March 31, 2021
Arrest made in shooting incident
SALEM, Oregon - On the afternoon of Saturday, March 13, 2021, Salem Police patrol officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire along the 3400 block of Williams AV NE. Callers reported an exchange of gunfire between two groups of juveniles which subsequently fled the area. Responding officers searched the neighborhood for victims and contacted witnesses. Although no victims were located, of ...
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Thursday April 1, 2021
Catalytic converter thief receives 366-day prison sentence
PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Dereck Conant received a 366-day prison sentence for stealing a catalytic converter. Conant pleaded guilty to one count of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle. By pleading guilty, Conant admitted that he unlawfully and knowingly exercised control over a vehicle without the owner’s consent. The state alleged ...
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Wednesday March 31, 2021
Linn County Sheriff's Office Arrests Theft Suspect After He Barricades In Vehicle
Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports yesterday at 3:13 p.m., his deputies responded to a report of a theft from a vehicle in progress on Knox Butte Road and Highway 226, outside of Albany. A witness to the theft had followed the suspect until the suspect drove down a gravel lane off Red Bridge Road. Deputies found the suspect, later identified as Nicholas Ames, 31, from Jefferson, at the end of t ...
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Wednesday March 31, 2021
Sheriff's Office seeks hit-and-run suspect after Cadillac driver hits motorcycle, flees, leaves behind grill, license plate
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to ID a suspect in a morning hit-and-run that left a motorcyclist injured. The suspect fled the scene in a red Cadillac DTS -- leaving behind the Cadillac's grill and a license plate. Surveillance photos of the suspect are attached. The hit-and-run happened just before 7a.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Rock Creek Junction ...
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Wednesday March 31, 2021
Bend coffee shop fined $27,470 for COVID-19 violations, including willfully exposing workers
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon OSHA has fined Kevista Coffee in Bend $27,470 for violating three standards designed to protect employees from the coronavirus disease. In one of the violations, the company willfully continued to potentially expose workers to the virus, despite a public health order limiting the capacity of indoor dining to zero in an “extreme risk” county. The citation resulted from an ...
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Wednesday March 31, 2021
Man pleads guilty tempting young girl with sex
EUGENE, Ore.—A Vancouver, Washington man pleaded guilty today to sending sexually explicit emails and text messages to an undercover law enforcement officer posing online as a 13-year-old girl, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug. Daniel Lee Baldie, 34, pleaded guilty to attempted coercion and enticement of a minor. According to court documents, in January and February 2020, Ba ...
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Wednesday March 31, 2021
Sheriff: One person dead in crash at Oregon Dunes in Lakeside
LAKESIDE, Ore. — Just after 6 p.m. Saturday, the Coos County Communications Center received a report of a traffic crash in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area of Lakeside. The crash was reported to be on the Ten Mile Sand Road about 1.5 miles East of Horsfall Beach. Initial reports indicated a 2001 Jeep Cherokee was off of the sand road in the water, upside down, and that there were st ...
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Wednesday March 31, 2021
Possible COVID-19 exposure delays Oregon House amid ongoing gridlock
News of the possible exposure came the same day Republicans offered a list of demands for ending slow-down tactics in the chamber. Oregon House Republicans who have been slowing down the legislative process with a constitutional roadblock presented a series of demands Monday for returning to more normal activity. But their list was nearly immediately pushed aside by a more pressing hindrance: a ...
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Wednesday March 31, 2021
These 13 Oregon counties can start broadening vaccine access ahead of schedule
Continuing with its plan to get vaccine doses into more arms across the state, the Oregon Health Authority announced Monday that 13 counties can start giving doses to agricultural workers, people experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations. The moves follows Oregon’s announcement last week that it would speed up vaccination timelines to meet the Biden administration’s goal of hav ...
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Wednesday March 31, 2021
Portland Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bank Fraud Scheme Involving Minors
PORTLAND, Ore.—A Portland, Oregon man was sentenced to federal prison today for a bank fraud scheme whereby he would recruit others, including minors, to deposit fraudulent checks into their personal bank accounts and withdraw cash, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug. Marcus Raiford, 22, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison and five years’ supervised release. ...
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Tuesday March 30, 2021
Multiple Fires In Clark County, Busy Day
Clark County Fire District 6 Firefighters raced from one house fire to another this afternoon. The first, on NW Alki Road, started in an historic structure and was burning when fire engines arrived. Firefighters from CCFD6 and Vancouver Fire quickly went into "offensive" mode and entered the old home. The fire was extinguished in less than 15 minutes, and while the contents appear to be a total lo ...
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Tuesday March 30, 2021
Convicted Child Molester Gets 17 Years in Prison
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Portland man who previously served 12 years in California state prison for sexually abusing a child was sentenced to federal prison today for enticing an adolescent boy to produce sexually explicit videos of himself and share them via Facebook Messenger, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug. Scott Andrew Lawrence, 57, was sentenced to a total of 17 years in fed ...
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Monday March 29, 2021
Three Oregon boys overpower staff and escape from MacLaren
WOODBURN, Oregon - Three teen boys overpowered a staff member and escaped through a fence at MacLaren Correctional Facility in Woodburn. The escape occurred Sunday morning after the boys attacked a staff member and took his keys. Authorities say the three young men are considered a risk to themselves and possibly to the general public. They urge anyone who sees them to call 911. The identity ...
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Monday March 29, 2021
17-year-old boy dies, other teen boy injured in Four Corners Elementary School
SALEM, Oregon - On March 24th, 2021, Marion County deputies were sent to the back parking lot of Four Corners Elementary School in the unincorporated area of Salem. Two 17-year-old males were found at the scene with gunshot wounds and were taken to a local hospital. Since the day of the shooting, one of the victims had remained hospitalized with critical injuries. Tragically, the 17-year-old su ...
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Monday March 29, 2021
On Sunday morning, at 5:30 AM., police responded to a report of someone being shot in the 9600 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Police found the victim and he was treated and taken to a hospital by ambulance. Police report that his injuries are serious but not life threatening. We say "victim" because police are not releasing that information at this time. Officers located a crime scene at N ...

Monday March 29, 2021
Trump supporters clash with counterprotesters at Oregon state capitol
SALEM, Oregon - On Sunday, March 28, 2021, events were held by two separate demonstor groups to contact at the state capitol grounds. They are believed to be a small group of Trump supporters and Proud Boys who confronted a relatively large group anti-fascist counterprotesters. The group of far-right supporters published flyers in the days leading up to the rally, saying they were gathering to ...
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Monday March 29, 2021
Portland police want help Locating Wanted Suspect
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police want help in locating 34 year-old Noah Charles Smith who has active warrants for his arrest. He is a person of interest in a shooting that occurred on March 7th, 2021 at SW Barbur Blvd and SW Capital Hwy. Portland police would like to interview him. Smith is known to frequent homeless camps. Detectives believe Smith is armed and dangerous and should not be approache ...
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Sunday March 28, 2021
With a Final Four in sight, Oregon State braces for a week rivaling the school's 2001 Fiesta Bowl run
INDIANAPOLIS — The scorebook closed on Oregon State’s 65-58 win over Loyola of Chicago, and a celebration started on the floor of Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Arms were raised, there were hugs. But the Beavers hardly took a victory lap for what can be argued as the school’s most important men’s basketball win of the past 39 years. They were happy and joyous, then retreated to the locker room knowin ...
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Sunday March 28, 2021
Human Toilet Waste Overflows Into Mall 205 parking lot and  nearby school
A blocked sewer main led to an overflow today that affected the parking lot of Home Depot at Mall 205 in SE Portland as well as the grounds of a nearby elementary school and commercial building. City crews responded around 10 a.m. to reports of a release near SE 106th Avenue and SE Cherry Blossom Road. They found sewage overflowing from floor drains and toilets in a commercial building as well ...
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Saturday March 27, 2021
Mysterious objects streak through Oregon skies
PORTLAND, Oregon - Many Oregonians were quite surprised and even a few scared or perhaps just thrilled last night as they witnessed mysterious objects in the sky.

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Saturday March 27, 2021
On Friday, March 26, 2021 at approximately 7:27 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 199. Apparently, a Toyota 4Runner, operated by 26-year-old Clyde McDonald of Cave Junction, was northbound when crossed into the southbound lane and stuck a Ford Explorer operated by 29-year-old Shawn Fodor. The 4Runner then struck a (southbound) Ford F ...

Saturday March 27, 2021
UPDATE: Armed Man barricaded in Portland home as police wait to nab him
Update: After careful negotiation over seven hours since the SERT/CNT callout (photos), the suspect barricaded in his home surrendered to police at about 10:30p.m. No one was injured. During the negotiation, neighbors might have heard a series of booms. Munitions were used to break windows to facilitate communication with the suspect. He will be identified after he is booked into jail. The inve ...
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