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Thursday July 8, 2021
Couple loses everything; home, business twice to Oregon wildfires
MADRAS, Oregon - It can happen to you, to anyone. The world has changed; Pandemic, Climate Change, Wildfires, Lockdowns. It’s been necessary for Ruby Reid to love the saying, "There's Always Tomorrow". A survivor of the Cutoff Fire in Klamath County last month. One of the first major fires of the season in Oregon, it burned nearly 1,300 acres before being brought under control. That included R ...
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Thursday July 8, 2021
Fireworks fires decrease in Oregon
PORTLAND, Oregon - Statistics from Portland Fire & Rescue in Oregon show fires caused by fireworks fell by 78% this year, probably because of an Oregon ban on fireworks over the Fourth of July holiday. Nine fires were caused by fireworks in Portland during this year’s fireworks season compared with 44 last year, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. The fireworks season is from June 23 to July ...
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Thursday July 8, 2021
Hot, Dry Oregon Weather Creates A Dangerous Wildfire
SALEM, Oregon - A wildfire in the mountains of Southern Oregon spread to neighboring areas on Wednesday. The weather continues to be windy, hot, and dry. This all prompted Gov. Kate Brown to invoke the Emergency Conflagration Act, which makes more state resources available to fight the fire. The fire is burning in steep, rugged terrain in mixed conifer and lodgepole pine in the Fremont-Winema ...
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Thursday July 8, 2021
Former Grass Seed Company Manager Sentenced to Federal Prison for Schemes to Defraud Simplot and its Customers
PORTLAND, Ore.—The former general manager of the Jacklin Seed Company, a Pacific Northwest producer and marketer of grass seed and turfgrass, was sentenced to federal prison today for conspiring to commit wire fraud and money laundering as part of multiple schemes to defraud Jacklin’s former owner, the J.R. Simplot Company, and its customers. Christopher Claypool, 53, a resident of Spokane, Was ...
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Thursday July 8, 2021
Man gets more than 6 years prison for having sex with a minor
DALLAS, Oregon - Timothy Edward Gonzales, of Independence, has been sentenced to serve 75 months in prison by Polk County Circuit Court Judge Norman R. Hill after being convicted by a jury of two counts of sex abuse in the first degree involving a victim under the age of 14. Gonzales, 29, will also be required to serve a term of 44 months of Post-Prison Supervision and to register as a sex offende ...
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Wednesday July 7, 2021
Oregon heat deaths climbs to 107; Gov. Brown orders emergency heat rules
SALEM, Oregon — Oregon’s death toll from a record last weekend climbed beyond 100 on Tuesday while Governor Kate Brown issued heat-related directives to protect Oregonians from extreme heat in the future. A total of 107 Oregonians suffered deaths related to the extreme and unprecedented heat wave. Multnomah County’s death count rose to 67, Marion’s up to 13 and Clackamas’ to 11. All other li ...
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Wednesday July 7, 2021
Governor Brown invokes Emergency Conflagration Act
SALEM, Oregon - Governor Kate Brown today invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act in response to the Jack Fire that broke out in Douglas County Monday evening. The fire is estimated to be 900 acres in size and is located near the community of Dry Creek. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has issued Level 3 evacuations, and the fire has temporarily closed Highway 138. The Office of the State Fire ...
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Wednesday July 7, 2021
PORTLAND, Oregon - There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll at 2,782, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority reported 463 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 209,494. Oregon reports 85 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases on July 5, 66 new co ...

Wednesday July 7, 2021
MILWAUKIE, Oregon - On 7/5/2021 at approximately 7:50 pm, Milwaukie Police Officers responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash at the Milwaukie Providence Hospital located at, 10150 SE 32nd Avenue in the City of Milwaukie, Oregon. During the investigation officers learned that 55-year-old Terry Korbe’s wheelchair had been struck by a vehicle operated by 27-year-old Elizabeth Garside in the dri ...

Tuesday July 6, 2021
PORTLAND, Oregon - In the early morning hours of June 29, 2021 Portland Police officers from Central Precinct responded to a shooting incident at the Stephens Creek Crossing Apartments in Southwest Portland in which nearly 30 rounds were fired at persons, and indiscriminately into occupied apartments. Nobody was hit by the gunfire. The suspect, 32-year-old Luke Stolarzyk, was injured when witne ...

Tuesday July 6, 2021
PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority (OHA) today lifted a public health advisory for contact with ocean water at Hubbard Creek Beach, located in Curry County. The health authority issued the advisory June 30, 2021, after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters. Results from follow-up tests taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ ...

Monday July 5, 2021
Summer swelter trend: West gets hotter days, East hot nights
As outlandish as the killer heat wave that struck the Pacific Northwest was, it fits into a decades-long pattern of uneven summer warming across the United States. The West is getting roasted by hotter summer days while the East Coast is getting swamped by hotter and stickier summer nights, an analysis of decades of U.S. summer weather data by The Associated Press shows. State-by-state avera ...
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Monday July 5, 2021
37-year-old woman dies in crash on Hwy 97 in Deschutes County
On Sunday, July 4, 2021 at approximately 11:20 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near milepost 159. Police believe a Mazda Protege, operated by 37-year-old Christina Witt of LaPine, was southbound when it lost control, went into the northbound lane and collided headon with Kia Rondo operated by 51-year-old Dawn Colo of LaPine. ...
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Sunday July 4, 2021
Person Killed in Stabbing Identified
PORTLAND, Oregon - The person killed in Thursday's stabbing has been identified as Tyson L. Morlock, 27. Morlock's family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photos for release. The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determine Morlock died from a stab wound and ruled the death a homicide. The person who stabbed Morlock remained at the scene and was in ...
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Sunday July 4, 2021
Body of missing swimmer recovered in Sandy River
DABNEY STATE PARK, Oregon - On Tuesday afternoon, around 4:30 p.m. Multnomah County dispatch received a report of a missing swimmer. The caller reported that a 21-year-old male, Jose Pascual of Portland, was swimming in the Sandy River at Dabney State Park near Springdale when he went underwater and did not resurface. Multnomah County Sheriff’s deputies recovered the body of 21-year-old Jose Mi ...
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Saturday July 3, 2021
Ryan Keanaaina Gets 37 Years For Sex Abuse Involving Multiple Victims
HILLSBORO, Ore.- On July 1, 2021, Judge Janelle Wipper sentenced Ryan Scott Keanaaina, age 44, to 449 months in prison. On June 25, 2021, a Washington County jury found the defendant guilty of first-degree rape, three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two counts of luring a minor, three counts of third-degree sexual abuse, private indecency, first-degree attempted sexual abuse and third-degree ...
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Saturday July 3, 2021
On 7-2-21 at approximately 4:30 PM a lone female was walking the trails in Lacamas Regional Park near Round Lake. The victim was distracted by a male calling to her. When she stopped, the suspect approached, grabbed her, assaulter her, and attempted to move her off the main trail. The victim fought off the attacker and was able to flee and call 911. The suspect fled in the opposite direct ...

Friday July 2, 2021
Record heat and drought kills 63 Oregonians
PORTLAND, Oregon - 63 people have died in Oregon as temperatures continue to set all-time records across the Pacific Northwest, the State Medical Examiner's Office confirmed. The 63 deaths are believed to be related to the Pacific Northwest heatwave, though the final causes of death have not yet been determined, the press release stated. In Multnomah County, which includes Portland, Medical ...
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Friday July 2, 2021
Farm worker dies in St. Paul earlier cited for safety violations
PORTLAND, Oregon - A farm and a labor contractor under investigation by Oregon’s workplace safety agency after the death of a farmworker Saturday were both previously cited for workplace violations. The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health division, known as Oregon OSHA, has opened an investigation into Ernst Nursery and Farms and Brother Farm Labor Contractor after a Guatemalan man died whil ...
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Friday July 2, 2021
Officer Involved Shooting in Polk County
SALEM, Oregon - On July 1, 2021, at approximately 7:30 p.m. a Salem Police detective was involved in a shooting in the 5000 block of Salem-Dallas Hw. The involved officer was not injured. Officers are currently searching for a suspect in the area of Oak Knoll RD NW and Salem-Dallas HW. Multiple law enforcement agencies are on scene to assist in the search. Currently police vehicles on Salem D ...
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Thursday July 1, 2021
Governor Kate Brown Declares State of Emergency Due to Imminent Threat of Wildfire
SALEM, Oregon - Governor Kate Brown yesterday declared a state of emergency due to the imminent threat of wildfire across Oregon. On the heels of record-breaking high temperatures, much of the state is in high or extreme fire danger with red flag warnings in effect for hot, dry, windy conditions and dry thunderstorms. With the extended forecast in Oregon calling for unseasonably high temperatures ...
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Thursday July 1, 2021
Dog and Snake rescued in Clackamas  apartment fire
Just before 4:00pm this evening, Clackamas Fire crews were dispatched to a commercial fire on SE Lawnfield Rd. Upon arrival, crews reported heavy black smoke and flames coming from an upstairs apartment and threatening the surrounding units. The crews quickly went to work to extinguish and bring the fire under control within 15 minutes upon their arrival. Firefighters were able to rescue a dog ...
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Thursday July 1, 2021
Man Trapped and injured in Motor Vehicle Accident
VANCOURVER - At approximately 6:23 pm this evening, Vancouver fire units were dispatched to a two-car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of NE 132nd avenue and NE 31st street with the report of a person trapped in a vehicle and in need of extrication. The first engine arrived within approximately four minutes and immediately began extricating the trapped person from the wreckage using l ...
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Thursday July 1, 2021
Oregon reports 196 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths
PORTLAND, Oregon - There are four new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,774, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority reported 196 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 208,637. Governor Brown joined by Oregon leaders for reopening event Today, Govern ...
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Thursday July 1, 2021
Fatal Crash Investigation in Northeast Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - A fatal traffic crash has a major thoroughfare shut down for an investigation. On Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 5:17p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash at Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Northeast Columbia Boulevard. When officers arrived they found three vehicles involved, including two that appeared to impact head-on. A patie ...
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Thursday July 1, 2021
Many Oregonians can now get health coverage for $1 per month
According to the United States Department of Labor, approximately 112,500 people in Oregon were on unemployment benefits at the highest point in January 2021. From Feb. 15 to May 31, 2021, as part of the COVID-19 special enrollment period, 13,708 Oregonians were newly enrolled in health coverage. The COVID-19 special enrollment period ends Aug. 15, 2021, and is open to all people who qualify to s ...
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Wednesday June 30, 2021
More Pacific Northwest deaths in record intense heat wave
PORTLAND, Oregon — About a dozen deaths in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest may be linked to the intense heat wave that brought all-time historic temperatures and caused a power utility to impose rolling blackouts with the heavy demand. The dangerous weather that gave Portland several days of record high temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit cooled just a bit on Tuesday. But towns in eastern ...
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Tuesday June 29, 2021
Heat-related illness increase in Oregon at an alarming rate
PORTLAND, Oregon - For the last few days, Oregon hospitals have reported a huge increase in the number of people reporting heat-related illnesses. With temperatures hitting record levels, no one seems surprised, yet worried. Agency spokesperson Delia Hernández said 128 people visited Oregon hospitals for heat-related illnesses on Sunday, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. That compares with ...
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Tuesday June 29, 2021
Naked Burglary Suspect Arrested In Keizer
KEIZER, Oregon - On June 26th at approximately 5:30 A.M., Keizer Police responded to the Lakepoint Apartments on a call of an unknown naked man in the caller’s bedroom. Prior to police arrival, the man left the apartment and was not initially located by police. At about 9:15 A.M., police responded back to the apartment complex based on a report of a naked man wandering the property. The man ...
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Tuesday June 29, 2021
Woodland High School girls golf team wins district championship
WOODLAND, Washington - A Woodland High School’s girls golf team won the district championship for the first time in nearly a decade. However, for the team, golf represents more than competition, it offers an opportunity to develop new skills, make friends, and find inspirational support from others. Aaron Blackwelder, an English teacher at Woodland High School, coaches the district’s entire gol ...
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