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Saturday July 17, 2021
FedEx Driver Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Sexually Assault A Nine-Year-Old Girl
On Friday, July 16, 2021, at 1:09 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of an attempted sexual assault of a child in Aloha, part of the Enhanced Sheriff’s Patrol District (ESPD). A parent told deputies that a 9-year-old girl had been playing outside her home in the 4000 block of SW 160th Ave. The child said a FedEx driver made a delivery at a neighboring home a ...
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Thursday July 15, 2021
Oregon Dems and GOP see Texas statehouse walkout differently
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With Democrats in the Texas House fleeing the state this week to block a Republican bill curbing voting access, the comparisons with Oregon have been inevitable. Like Oregon, the minority party in Texas can shut down legislative action by blocking the majority from achieving a two-thirds quorum needed to conduct business. Like Oregon, Texas’ majority party has accused the min ...
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Wednesday July 14, 2021
Thousands of firefighters battle big blazes across the West
BLY, Ore. (AP) — An army of firefighters labored in hot, dry and windy weather Tuesday to contain fires chewing through wilderness and burning homes across drought-stricken Western states already sweltering in the second heat wave of the year. A high-pressure system that created the intense weather was weakening, but temperatures were forecast to remain above normal on the lines of more than 60 ...
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Wednesday July 14, 2021
Western wildfires threatening American Indian tribal lands
BLY, Ore. (AP) — Fierce wildfires in the northwest are threatening American Indian tribal lands that already are struggling to conserve water and preserve traditional hunting grounds in the face of a Western drought. Blazes in Oregon and Washington were among some 60 large, active wildfires that have destroyed homes and burned through close to a million acres (1,562 square miles, 4,047 square k ...
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Wednesday July 14, 2021
One Pill Can Kill - The Dangers of Fentanyl
PORTLAND, Oregon - As Fentanyl continues to impact Oregon and the Metro area drastically, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office would like to highlight the dangers of Fentanyl. In an effort to bring awareness, the Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with partners from around the county to educate community members about its effects on the community. Many have been affected by what Fentanyl can do; lea ...
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Wednesday July 14, 2021
Man Driving Stolen Car Recklessly Refused To Stop For Police
NEWPORT, Oregon - On July 8, 2021, Newport Police Officers were advised that an Oregon State Police Trooper was in pursuit of a vehicle driving south on Hwy 101, in the Agate Beach area. Newport Officers were alerted to the fact that the vehicle was failing to yield to emergency lights. The vehicle entered Newport, and Newport Officers joined the pursuit as it entered Newport. The suspect, l ...
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Wednesday July 14, 2021
Immediate space needed for Women's Shelter in Salem
SALEM, Oregon - The City of Salem is asking land and business owners in Salem to partner in providing temporary shelter space for women experiencing homelessness. Stipends are available for business partners who have at least 2,500 square feet of indoor space with bathrooms and ADA accessibility. Buildings must pass safety and fire inspections and business partners must be willing to enter a memor ...
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Wednesday July 14, 2021
Detectives investigate July 12 shooting death; tips sought
At about 4:25 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2021, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a suspicious death involving a male at a residence on SE Chestnut Street near SE Park Road in unincorporated Clackamas County. Deputies responded to the residence along with Sheriff's Office detectives and CSI, as well as personnel from the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team, Clackam ...
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Monday July 12, 2021

All children deserve a chance at a great education, no matter where they live or how wealthy their parents are. Educational choice is simply the idea that all parents, regardless of means, should enjoy the freedom to choose where and how their children are educated. Educational choice programs are programs that provide parents with the financial aid to allow this freedom. Yet most American ...


Monday July 12, 2021
Wildfires in southern Oregon double in size, bring smoke
CHILOQUIN, Ore. (AP) — The two wildfires in southern Oregon doubled in size by Saturday morning, bringing widespread smoke across the southern half of the state. The Bootleg Fire in Klamath County grew from 61 square miles (158 square kilometers) on Friday to almost 119 square miles (308 square kilometers) on Saturday in the Fremont-Winema National Forest and on private land. The Jack Fire e ...
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Monday July 12, 2021
Arrests possible if evacuation orders ignored in huge blaze
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in southern Oregon may start arresting people who refuse to heed evacuation orders issued because of a large, growing wildfire that threatens two small towns. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Bootleg fire to around 231 square miles (598 square kilometers) by Sunday afternoon. The blaze is is burning in the Fremont-Winema National Forest and on priv ...
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Monday July 12, 2021
Wildfires rage as US West grapples with heat wave, drought
Firefighters were working in extreme temperatures across the U.S. West and struggling to contain wildfires, the largest burning in California and Oregon, as another heat wave baked the region, straining power grids. The largest wildfire of the year in California — the Beckwourth Complex — was raging along the Nevada state line and has burned about 134 square miles (348 square kilometers) as sta ...
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Monday July 12, 2021
Swimmer dies after water rescue at Oxbow Park
PORTLAND, Oregon - Just before 6 p.m., on Saturday, July 10, Multnomah County Sheriff’s deputies, Gresham firefighters and American Medical Response paramedics responded to Oxbow Regional Park in Gresham on a report that a swimmer had drowned. When deputies arrived, two park rangers and several Good Samaritans were performing CPR. The 33-year-old male was transported to Mount Hood Medical Cente ...
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Monday July 12, 2021
Fire near Prarie Rd. and Hwy. 99
LANE COUNTY, Oregon - Authorities are on the scene of an active fire in the area of Prairie Rd. and Meadowview Rd. near Junction City. Law Enforcement personnel have closed Hwy. 99 between Meadowview Rd. and Hwy. 36 north of Eugene until the fire can be controlled. Several area side streets are also closed at this time due to the fire. Fire crews are actively working to put out the fire. Some ...
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Monday July 12, 2021
On 7/11/2021 at 10:08pm, Clark County Fire District 3 personnel and CCSO deputies were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision in the 17200 block of NE 159th Street. Upon arrival, EMS personnel located both drivers of the involved vehicles. The driver of the first vehicle, a silver 2009 Chevrolet HHR, did not appear to be suffering serious injury and was found walking around at the scene. The dri ...

Sunday July 11, 2021
Oregon Bootleg Fires still a problem
“A Bootleg Fire will see the potential for extreme growth today,” the National Weather Service in Medford, Oregon, tweeted Sunday. Pushed by strong winds, the Bootleg Fire exploded in size to 224 square miles (580 square kilometers) as it raced through heavy timber in Oregon’s Fremont-Winema National Forest near the Klamath County town of Sprague River. Firefighters working in searing weathe ...
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Sunday July 11, 2021
OREGON CITY - On July 11th, 2021 at about 1:28 a.m. OCPD officers assigned to the Special Investigations Team arrested 21 year-old Lily Erhardt for distribution of a controlled substance (Oxycodone) in the area of High School Ave and Glen Oak Rd. in Oregon City, Oregon. Ms. Erhardt was transported to the Clackamas County Jail where she was lodged without further incident. This was the second ...

Sunday July 11, 2021
On Sunday, July 11, 2021 at approximately 1:45 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to hit and run crash on Hwy 551. Preliminary investigation revealed that a bicyclist was northbound on the shoulder when it was struck from behind by a vehicle. The involved vehicle did not stay at the scene. The bicyclist was transported to the hospital where they were pronoun ...

Saturday July 10, 2021
McMinnville  Girl Wins Oregon's $1 million vaccine jackpot
PORTLAND, Oregon — Oregon State University student Chloe Zinda just won Oregon’s $1 million COVID-19 vaccine jackpot. Chloe is a McMinnville resident and plans to use the money to pay off student loans, pursue her dream as an artist and open her own studio. “I never imagined that getting my COVID vaccine would lead to me being here today and meeting all these amazing people,” Zinda said at a ...
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Saturday July 10, 2021
Oregon wildfire threatens 3K homes, forces home evacuations
CHILOQUIN, Ore. (AP) — A fast-growing wildfire on national forestland in south-central Oregon has prompted mandatory evacuations as it threatened about 3,000 homes, authorities said. Pushed by strong winds, the fire in Klamath County grew from about 26 square miles (65 square kilometers) Thursday to 61 square miles (158 square kilometers) Friday in the Fremont-Winema National Forest and on priv ...
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Saturday July 10, 2021
Pacific Northwest strengthens heat protections for workers
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state on Friday became the second state in the Pacific Northwest in as many days to announce emergency rules that provide farmworkers and others who work outdoors more protection from hot weather in the wake of an extreme heat wave that is believed to have killed hundreds of people. The announcement comes a day after Oregon approved what advocates call the natio ...
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Saturday July 10, 2021
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The calls flooded into Blue Mountain Wildlife first thing in the morning Monday, June 28 — dozens of baby hawks, desperate to escape the blast of early summer heat, bailed from their nests and plummeted to the ground. Calls poured in day after day as temperatures pushed beyond 110 degrees across Eastern Oregon. In her 30 years as director of the wildlife rehabilitation ce ...

Saturday July 10, 2021
Missing 7-year-old Found Safe Thanks to Tweet and Some Alert Neighbors
he 7-year-old boy who was missing in the Sabin/Irvington Neighborhood is safe with officers now and headed back home. Shortly after PPB put out the message on Twitter (@portlandpolice), alert neighbors near Northeast 14th Avenue and Northeast Failing Street who had seen the tweet saw Messiah Daniels playing with a cat in their neighborhood. They called PPB, and officers located Messiah safe and so ...
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Saturday July 10, 2021
Officer involved shooting in northeast Salem
SALEM, Oregon - On July 9, 2021 at approximately 11:20 p.m. the Salem Police Department responded to a domestic violence call involving a suspect reportedly armed with a knife in the 3700 block of June Av NE. During the investigation the responding officer shot the suspect. The officer was not injured during the incident. Arriving officers attempted lifesaving measures, but ultimately the su ...
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Saturday July 10, 2021
SAKEN, Oregon - On July 10, 2021 at approximately 1:30 a.m., Salem Police officers responded to Woody’s Cantina, 1486 Hawthorne Av NE, on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived, people were fleeing the location. Officers went directly into the location, made sure there was no longer a threat and located two victims. One victim was pronounced deceased at the scene and the other was transpo ...

Saturday July 10, 2021
On 07/09/21 at around 11:30pm, deputies responded to a residence within the Ponderosa mobile home park in the 3000blk of Franklin Blvd. regarding a restraining order that was actively being violated. When deputies arrived the suspect barricaded within the residence and armed herself with a firearm. Deputies are on scene negotiating and attempting to de-escalate her. The protected party of the ...

Friday July 9, 2021
Fireworks responsible for two deaths at early morning 4th alarm fire
PORTLAND, Oregon - Two people dies in an apartment fire at 2226 NE Weidler in the early morning hours of July 4th. Witnesses state that fireworks were heard in the vicinity of the apartment building. After being on scene of this early morning fire, Fire Chief Sara Boone stated “The magnitude of this fire moved so quick that people had little time to escape and many did not. This is a tragic ...
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Friday July 9, 2021
Lee's market Robbed on Hiway 58
On July 8 2021 at approximately 10:15 PM, an employee of Lee’s market in the 34000blk of Hwy. 58 reported that the business had just been robbed. Deputies responded and learned that a white male adult threatened an employee with pepper spray and demanded cash from the till. The male then departed with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a white male adult approximately ...
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Friday July 9, 2021
Bootleg Fire in Klamath County
The fire in Klamath County is currently threatening lives, structures, and property as it moved to the South and East on Thursday afternoon. Forecasters Wednesday had issued a Red Flag Warning for strong, gusty winds, and low relative humidity. Thursday, the Oregon Office of the State Marshal mobilized an additional task force and two strike teams, who will be arriving this evening on the Bootl ...
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Friday July 9, 2021
PORTLAND, Oregon - After serving more than 15 years in federal prison for his first conviction under the Armed Career Criminal Act, a Portland man is headed back to federal prison for new drug and firearm offenses committed while on post-prison supervision. Kelly David Ankeny, Sr., 61, was sentenced to 230 months in federal prison. According to court documents, in October 2003, after being r ...

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