Friday, May 31, 2013

Vancouver Police investigate a stabbing, occurred in West Vancouver area

News Release from: Vancouver Police Dept.
VANCOUVER POLICE INVESTIGATE A STABBING, OCCURRED IN WEST VANCOUVER AREA
Posted: May 31st, 2013 10:29 PM

On 05-31-13, at approximately 5:30 pm, multiple Vancouver Police patrol units responded to a radio call of an assault with a deadly weapon at 3200 block of Bridge St.

Arriving officers located an adult male inside the target location ( apartment ) with an at least one stab wound. The individual was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. He was last known to be listed in "critical" condition.

As of time of this report, investigation is active and Vancouver Police investigators are not able to release any further information.

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Oregon State Police - FRI 8:39pm

Oregon State Police: Fatal Crash on Lower Klamath Lake Rd south of Merrill in Klamath Co. 1 Vehicle in Ditch. More Info 2 B Released Saturday.

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UPDATE - ALL CLEAR: Bomb Squad Responding to Southeast Portland's Sunnyside Neighborhood on Suspicious Device

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
UPDATE - ALL CLEAR: BOMB SQUAD RESPONDING TO SOUTHEAST PORTLAND'S SUNNYSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD ON SUSPICIOUS DEVICE
Posted: May 31st, 2013 7:46 PM

The Bomb Squad has removed the item and will destroy it. All traffic is open and the residents are returning to their homes.

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This evening, Friday May 31, 2013, at 6:41 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 600 block of Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard on the report of a possible pipe bomb.

Officers arrived and after a preliminary examination of the item they called for the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) to respond and safely handle the item.

The caller reported finding the item while cleaning out a box of stuff in an apartment.

Officers have evacuated the apartment complex and all traffic is blocked on Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard, from Southeast Stark to Alder Streets.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Bomb Squad Responding to Southeast Portland's Sunnyside Neighborhood on Suspicious Device

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
BOMB SQUAD RESPONDING TO SOUTHEAST PORTLAND'S SUNNYSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD ON SUSPICIOUS DEVICE
Posted: May 31st, 2013 7:24 PM

This evening, Friday May 31, 2013, at 6:41 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 600 block of Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard on the report of a possible pipe bomb.

Officers arrived and after a preliminary examination of the item they called for the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) to respond and safely handle the item.

The caller reported finding the item while cleaning out a box of stuff in an apartment.

Officers have evacuated the apartment complex and all traffic is blocked on Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard, from Southeast Stark to Alder Streets.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Shayla Schonneker family statement regarding DA's decision.

News Release from: Oregon City Police Dept.
SHAYLA SCHONNEKER FAMILY STATEMENT REGARDING DA'S DECISION.
Posted: May 31st, 2013 6:33 PM

Please see the below final statement from the family of Shayla Schonneker regarding the tragic incident that took place in Oregon City on April 14, 2013. Please respect their privacy and not attempt to contact them.

Statement from the family:
This has been a very devastating accident that has hurt our family greatly. Yes we are a family and we do support the DA's decision in this matter. We want to move on from this incident and begin to heal as a family. This decision was not made lightly by the DA nor was it by our family but we believe that this is the best decision for us all. We ask that you not contact us or bother us with any more questions' pertaining to this tragic accident. There are news stations out there that are reporting false accusations and do not know the whole truth. We will tell you it was an accident, do not believe everything you hear. We as a family know what happened and we are struggling every day to cope with this horrible incident. We love our little angel she might be out of sight but will never leave our thoughts and we miss her everyday.

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Marion County Sheriff's Office Seeks The Public Help With Burglary Investigation

News Release from: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SEEKS THE PUBLIC HELP WITH BURGLARY INVESTIGATION
Posted: May 31st, 2013 6:31 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1294/64772/Light_3.tiff (Suspect Light Clothing)
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Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1294/64772/Dark_2.tiff (Suspect Dark Clothing)

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is seeking the publics help in identifying two burglary suspects. Senior Deputy Martin Bennett is investigating a burglary that took place early this morning at the North Marion County Justice Court and the Marion County Health Department located at 976 and 986 North Pacific Highway in Woodburn.

During the burglary the thieves made off with several items of value and two Marion County vehicles. The vehicles stolen are a 2007, tan, Honda Civic, Hybrid, four-door. The Honda has two stickers on the bumper that read, "State Oregon DAS," and "For Official Use Only."

The second vehicle is a white, 2010, Ford Fusion, four-door with Marion County placards on both front doors. The Honda bears Oregon license E240592 and the Ford bears E251973. Both license plates are yellow state issued license plates. The vehicles were last seen headed north bound on Highway 99E at approximately 6 a.m. this morning.

Although the Sheriff's Office is not able to release specific details of the investigation or items stolen, Senior Deputy Bennett does not believe anyone's personal information was compromised during the burglary.

The suspects are described as white males in their twenties to early thirties. The first male in dark clothing is believed to be approximately 5'07" to 5' 10" and 150 lbs to 180 lbs. The second male in lighter colored clothing is believed to be approximately 5'08" to 6'01" and between 225 lbs and 250 lbs.

Should the public recognize anyone from the photographs or see the vehicles they are asked to call the Marion County Sheriff's Office 24 hour number at 503-588-5032. You may remain anonymous.

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Update & Photos - Driver Sought Following Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 241 east of Coos Bay

News Release from: Oregon State Police
UPDATE & PHOTOS - DRIVER SOUGHT FOLLOWING INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 241 EAST OF COOS BAY
Posted: May 31st, 2013 6:17 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1002/64759/Keith_Lewis_Smith.DMV.JPG
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation and seeking the driver of a vehicle who lost control and crashed Thursday night off Highway 241 east of Coos Bay. After crashing, the vehicle caught fire and was totaled. The driver's name and photograph is released in this update to assist the public in helping police locate him.

On May 30, 2013 at approximately 8:29 p.m., a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer sport utility vehicle driven by KEITH LEWIS SMITH, age 32, from Allegany, was northbound on Highway 241 near milepost 18 when it traveled off the highway, sideswiped a tree, and when down an embankment where it overturned. The vehicle caught fire and was later put out by firefighters.

SMITH, who is known to be injured, got out of the vehicle on his own power and left the scene before police and fire personnel arrived. He has not be located at this time and OSP is asking for the public's help to find him. Anyone with information is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at 800-442-2068.

OSP Senior Trooper Freddie Dunlap is the lead investigator.

SMITH photo - Oregon DMV
Crash Scene photos - Oregon State Police

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###

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Four Houston Firefighters Die In 5-Alarm Blaze

News Release from: Portland Fire & Rescue
FOUR HOUSTON FIREFIGHTERS DIE IN 5-ALARM BLAZE
Posted: May 31st, 2013 6:03 PM

Today the Houston Fire Department battled a 5-alarm fire at the Southwest Inn located on U.S. 59. Sadly, four firefighters died as a result of this fire. Three of the firefighters died on scene while a forth died at the hospital. There were also a number of firefighters injured during the fire. It was reported that the fire broke out just after noon and more than 100 firefighters were on scene.

The Southwest Inn is a large commercial building that includes a motel, restaurant and club. The inn is located on a very busy expressway. It was reported that there was a roof collapse during the course of the fire. Official causes of the fire and fire deaths have not been released.

"This is an extremely sad day for Houston, their fire department and fire service personnel across the nation. Our hearts go out to the firefighters and families of the Houston Fire Department." -Portland Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Erin Janssens

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Family donates oxygen masks for pets

News Release from: Keizer Fire Dist.
FAMILY DONATES OXYGEN MASKS FOR PETS
Posted: May 31st, 2013 5:28 PM

Keizer Firefighters will be able to help the furry victims of house fires a little easier after receiving a donation from two of their own. Brian Butler, a Captain with the Keizer Fire District and Amber Butler, a volunteer firefighter saw a need that they felt they could fill. They purchased and donated two sets of pet oxygen masks for firefighters and paramedics to use after they have rescued cats, dogs and other pets from a house fire. "We are animal lovers and animals are a part of our family" Brian stated. "We wanted to be able to help the furry members of our fire district".
The oxygen masks are specially designed to fit over the animal's nose and mouth. They come in three sizes so firefighters will be able to help animals big and small. They are distributed by the Emma Zen Foundation who is based out of California.
A set of masks will be placed on two different apparatus so that they will be on scene if a pet needs help. Rest assured knowing that your furry loved one will be handled like the family they are!

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ODOT: Central Ore. - FRI 3:01pm

ODOT: Central Ore.: ODOT reporting one lane open to alternating travel directions on OR126, 1.5 miles east of Redmond, controlled by flaggers. Recovery operations established. Congestion will remain in area until recovery complete. UPDATE

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Search for Two Lost Prospectors in Kalmiopsis Wilderness

News Release from: Josephine Co. Sheriff's Office
SEARCH FOR TWO LOST PROSPECTORS IN KALMIOPSIS WILDERNESS
Posted: May 31st, 2013 2:46 PM

The Josephine County Sheriff's Search and Rescue received a report this morning of two lost men who had been airlifted to a location in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness last week to prospect. The men who were due back Wednesday had not hiked out as planned, but had been able to make cell phone contact with family members to advise they were lost, family members contacted law enforcement.
Josephine County Search and Rescue is being assisted by Jackson County Search and Rescue Air Assets. Jackson County has one fixed wing aircraft and two helicopters flying over the Kalmiopsis Wilderness area in attempts to locate the two lost men. Citizens in the area of Selma and the Kalmiopsis Wilderness area may see these aircraft flying low over these areas.

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ODOT: Central Ore. - FRI 2:21pm

ODOT: Central Ore.: ODOT reporting continued long term impact to OR126 east of Redmond. Lengthy out of direction detour established. Both lanes remain closed at milepost 1.5 as power company attempts to de-energize downed power lines. Semi truck rolled over. ODOT and Fire personnel on scene. Avoid the area if possible. UPDATE

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HIllsboro Main Library Celebrates Second Floor Grand Opening on Sunday, June 2

News Release from: City of Hillsboro
HILLSBORO MAIN LIBRARY CELEBRATES SECOND FLOOR GRAND OPENING ON SUNDAY, JUNE 2
Posted: May 31st, 2013 2:13 PM

The City of Hillsboro invites the public to celebrate the grand opening of the Hillsboro Main Library's second floor.
WHEN: Sunday, June 2, noon to 6pm
WHERE: Hillsboro Main Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway
BEST VISUAL: Ribbon cutting at 12:15 pm with Hillsboro Mayor Jerry Willey, followed by library patrons walking up stairs to discover the second floor features.
* About 35,000 square feet of finished space added
* Expanded children's area and more room for books
* Seating more than doubled
* New public meeting spaces:
o Event room with space for 230 people
o Multi-purpose room for caterers and other uses
o A board room, 2 conference rooms, and 6 study rooms
By taking advantage of lower interest rates in the middle of an economic downturn, the City of Hillsboro was able to borrow money for the library expansion without raising property taxes. In addition, the Shute Park Branch Library will reopen in March 2014 following extensive renovations.

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE:
1-3 pm › Balloon artist Frank Johnson
1 pm › Hillsboro School District Mariachi Band
2 pm › Intel Singers
3 pm › Northwest Conservatory of Dance
4 pm › Harpist Carla Bray
5 pm › Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters


About the City of Hillsboro: Now Oregon's fifth largest city, with 92,550 people, Hillsboro is helping to grow Oregon's future - from microprocessors to vital industries, centers of commerce and green spaces. Hillsboro is a well-planned, affordable hometown with a strong economic base and one of the state's most diverse populations. It is the high tech corridor for the state and home to a broad range of businesses, large and small, including Oregon's largest employer, Intel. It also has the second busiest airport in the state and the fifth largest school district. Hillsboro hosts the second largest 4th of July parade in Oregon and annual events including a Latino Cultural Festival, Celebrate Hillsboro, and the Oregon International Air Show. www.ci.hillsboro.or.us

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ODOT: Central Ore. - FRI 1:39pm

ODOT: Central Ore.: ODOT reporting continued long term impact to OR126 east of Redmond. Both lanes remain closed at milepost 1.5 as power company attempts to de-energize downed power lines. Semi truck rolled over. ODOT and Fire personnel on scene. Avoid the area if possible. UPDATE

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Dave Ferre named Deputy Director of Oregon Military Department

News Release from: Oregon Military Department
DAVE FERRE NAMED DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OREGON MILITARY DEPARTMENT
Posted: May 31st, 2013 1:38 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/962/64760/David_Ferre_4x6.jpg

SALEM, Ore. (May 31, 2013) -- Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, The Adjutant General, Oregon, has appointed David Ferre as Deputy Director of the Oregon Military Department upon the retirement of long-serving Deputy Director Mike Caldwell, effective July 1.

The deputy director authorities include direct oversight of all the Oregon Military Department's state responsibilities, which consists not only of fiscal, state personnel, and military installations, but also the Oregon Youth Challenge and the Office of Emergency Management.

Dave Ferre has more than 30 years of collective experience as a state employee beginning as an Oregon State Trooper in 1976. Since that time, he has held various positions in state government to include acting Oregon Military Department (OMD) State Personnel director, OMD State Financial manager/comptroller, and OMD Installations director before obtaining his current assignment as director of Service Member and Family Support.

To complement his long state service, Ferre has had a successful parallel military career. He served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force, beginning in 1975. He transferred to the Air Reserve in 1976, and joined the Oregon Air National Guard in 1981. Ferre served as a weapons controller and disaster preparedness officer, and eventually as director of operations and the unit commander for the 104th Air Control Squadron.

After serving a number of command positions throughout the Oregon Air National Guard, to include the plans and programs officer, executive officer for the 142nd Fighter Wing, and 142nd Mission Support Group commander, he was appointed as the Oregon Combat Operations Group commander. In August 2005, Ferre was appointed the United States Property and Fiscal Officer for Oregon (appointed by the Chief of National Guard Bureau). He retired as a colonel in December 2011.

Ferre holds a Bachelor of Science in resource management and has also completed several advanced military courses including; Defense Regional Inter-service Support, Planning, Programming, Budget, and Execution, Federal Appropriation Law, Mission Focused Contracting, Government Contract Law and the Logistics Management Development Course.

"Colonel Dave Ferre comes to this position well-poised and with a vast amount of interagency experience," said Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees. "He is a leader of exceptional integrity. We look forward to his contributions."

Rees also praised the years of contributions of Mike Caldwell.

"Brigadier General Caldwell has dedicated his heart and soul to the success of this agency," Rees said. "We cannot thank him enough for his countless contributions. We wish him well in his retirement."

Brig. Gen. Caldwell, a La Grande, Ore., native, served more than 40 years as part of the Oregon Military Department, and was an advocate for military and veterans in the Oregon legislature as well as with the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. He also previously served as Union County Commissioner.

Caldwell held many military positions throughout his career to include State Public Affairs Officer, the commander of the 3 Battalion, 116 Cavalry, based in La Grande, before taking the position of deputy director at the Oregon Military Department.

Brig. Gen. Caldwell is on medical leave but when possible will work with Ferre to assure there is continuity and consistency in the transition.

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Driver Sought Following Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 241 east of Coos Bay

News Release from: Oregon State Police
DRIVER SOUGHT FOLLOWING INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 241 EAST OF COOS BAY
Posted: May 31st, 2013 1:28 PM

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation and seeking the driver of a vehicle who lost control and crashed Thursday night off Highway 241 east of Coos Bay. After crashing, the vehicle caught fire and was totaled.

On May 30, 2013 at approximately 8:29 p.m., a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer sport utility vehicle driven by an adult male was northbound on Highway 241 near milepost 18 when it traveled off the highway, sideswiped a tree, and when down an embankment where it overturned. The vehicle caught fire and was later put out by firefighters.

The injured operator got out of the vehicle on his own power and left the scene before police and fire personnel arrived. Investigating OSP troopers, assisted by Coos County deputies, have identified the driver but his name is withheld at this time pending the ongoing investigation and search for him.

No photographs or other information available for this release.

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Minor Injury School Bus Crash - Highway 101 north of Tillamook (Photos)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
MINOR INJURY SCHOOL BUS CRASH - HIGHWAY 101 NORTH OF TILLAMOOK (PHOTOS)
Posted: May 31st, 2013 1:10 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1002/64756/052913.hwy101.bus.1.JPG
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The driver of a Neah-Kah-Nie school bus received possible injuries Wednesday afternoon when she lost control of the unloaded bus along Highway 101 between Rockaway Beach and Wheeler and crashed into a dirt embankment.

According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Trooper Aaron Butcher, on May 29, 2013 at approximately 4:50 p.m., a 2009 International school bus driven by LISA D. ORELLANA, age 59, from Tillamook, was southbound on Highway 101 near milepost Z48 when it lost control on a slick roadway section. The bus hit the northbound shoulder embankment before spinning and coming to rest blocking the highway.

ORELLANA was transported by ambulance to Tillamook Hospital. She was treated and released.

The highway was blocked several hours for vehicle removal, diesel spill cleanup, and power pole repair.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, local fire & medical personnel, and ODOT.

Photographs provided by private citizen.

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ODOT: Central Ore. - FRI 12:47pm

ODOT: Central Ore.: ODOT reporting long term impact to OR126 east of Redmond. Both lanes closed at milepost 1.5 due to downed power lines. Semi truck rolled over. ODOT and Fire personnel on scene. No detour at this time. UPDATE

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ODOT: Central Ore. - FRI 12:46pm

ODOT: Central Ore.: OR126 east of Redmond. Both lanes closed at milepost 1.5. Powerlines down and semi truck rolled over. ODOT and Fire personnel on scene. No detour at this time. UPDATE

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ODOT: Central Ore. - FRI 12:45pm

ODOT: Central Ore.: OR126. Both lanes closed at milepost 1.5. Powerlines down and semi truck rolled over. ODOT and Fire personnel on scene.

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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Public's Help Needed Locating a Missing Runaway 11-Year-Old Girl in Sellwood

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: PUBLIC'S HELP NEEDED LOCATING A MISSING RUNAWAY 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN SELLWOOD
Posted: May 31st, 2013 11:39 AM

11-year-old Oriana Schutt has been found safe and has returned home.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help in locating 11-year-old Oriana Ashleigh Schutt, who ran away from home this morning in Southeast Portland's Sellwood neighborhood.

Oriana is described as a white female, 5'1" tall, 105 pounds, reddish-blonde hair, green eyes, last seen wearing a dark blue flannel shirt, blue jeans, gray and purple tennis shoes, and carrying a red, white and blue Sonic Hedgehog pillowcase. Oriana does not have a cell phone, money and does not use TriMet.

Oriana attends Llewellyn School but is not at school today. She had an argument with her mother this morning and left shortly after, at approximately 7:15 a.m.

No foul play is suspected but investigators would like the public's help locating Oriana.

Anyone seeing Oriana is asked to call 9-1-1. Non-emergency information about Oriana can be given to Detective Lori Fonken at (503) 823-1081 or Lori.Fonken@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Public's Help Needed Locating a Missing Runaway 11-Year-Old Girl in Sellwood

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PUBLIC'S HELP NEEDED LOCATING A MISSING RUNAWAY 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN SELLWOOD
Posted: May 31st, 2013 11:19 AM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/3056/64750/Oriana_Schutt.jpg

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help in locating 11-year-old Oriana Ashleigh Schutt, who ran away from home this morning in Southeast Portland's Sellwood neighborhood.

Oriana is described as a white female, 5'1" tall, 105 pounds, reddish-blonde hair, green eyes, last seen wearing a dark blue flannel shirt, blue jeans, gray and purple tennis shoes, and carrying a red, white and blue Sonic Hedgehog pillowcase. Oriana does not have a cell phone, money and does not use TriMet.

Oriana attends Llewellyn School but is not at school today. She had an argument with her mother this morning and left shortly after, at approximately 7:15 a.m.

No foul play is suspected but investigators would like the public's help locating Oriana.

Anyone seeing Oriana is asked to call 9-1-1. Non-emergency information about Oriana can be given to Detective Lori Fonken at (503) 823-1081 or Lori.Fonken@PortlandOregon.gov.

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ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood - FRI 9:33am

ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood: The right lane of I-84 eastbound where it crosses over Hood River (milepost 64.1) is closed due to a 3x5 foot hole in the concrete deck. Crews are on the way to fix the hole and there is no estimated time for reopening. Travelers should expect congestion and delays.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Deputies Arrest Accused Restraining Order Violator and One of Salem's Ten Most Wanted

News Release from: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
DEPUTIES ARREST ACCUSED RESTRAINING ORDER VIOLATOR AND ONE OF SALEM'S TEN MOST WANTED
Posted: May 30th, 2013 6:43 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1294/64738/forrester.JPG (Michael James Forrester)
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1294/64738/Zimmer.jpg (John Allen Zimmer)

On 05/30/13 Deputy Jason Bernards spotted John Allen Zimmer age 53 and two other occupants operating a vehicle on Hawthorne Drive NE in Salem. Deputy Bernard's knew that the Sheriff's Office had probable cause to arrest Mr. Zimmer for violating a restraining order.

Deputy Bernards attempted to stop Mr. Zimmer by activating the lights on his marked patrol vehicle but Mr. Zimmer refused to stop. Mr. Zimmer failed to yield for approximately Â1/4 of a mile until he stopped on the Interstate 5 southbound on ramp.

Based on Mr. Zimmer's long criminal history which includes arrests for Manslaughter, Felon in Possession of a Weapon, Attempt to Elude and Drug Charges, deputies conducted a high risk traffic stop.

Deputies often use tactics like these when personal contact with someone creates a substantial risk to the deputy or the public. All occupants of the vehicles surrendered to deputies without any incidents.

During the investigation it was discovered that one of the rear passenger was Michael James Forrester, age 32. Mr. Forrester is currently one of Salem PD's ten most wanted.

Mr. Zimmer was taken to the Marion County Jail where he was booked for the charge of Restraining Order Violation. Mr. Forrester was also taken to the Marion County Jail on three outstanding warrants for Theft and Parole Violation. The third passenger was released without charges from the scene.

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Gresham PD begins series of pedestrian safety operations

News Release from: Gresham Police Dept
GRESHAM PD BEGINS SERIES OF PEDESTRIAN SAFETY OPERATIONS
Posted: May 30th, 2013 6:01 PM

Gresham, Ore -Police will begin a series of pedestrian safety operations in order to raise pedestrian safety awareness. The Gresham Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on June 1, 2013 in the vicinity of Centennial High School on 182nd Avenue. The primary focus of this detail is to raise pedestrian safety awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws. The detail will be conducted between the hours of 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM; warning signs will be posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone. Education of both drivers and pedestrians are vital to keeping our roads safe.
Motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or are crossing the roadway. Motorists are also required to stop at all crosswalks when there is a vehicle already stopped in a lane adjacent to the lane they are traveling in. Refer to Oregon Revised Statue (ORS) 811.028 Failure to stop and remain stopped for pedestrian, for specifics on the law regarding drivers and ORS Chapter 814 for laws pertaining to pedestrians.
Officers will use their discretion to determine whether or not to issue citations to those individuals who have been identified as not observing the traffic rules. Also, officers will distribute an educational brochure titled "Oregon Pedestrian, Bicycle and Driver Rules."
Funding for this pedestrian safety detail is made possible through a grant from a Building Safer Communities Grant and the Alliance for Community Traffic Safety. Additional details will be scheduled at other area schools in September as the new school year begins.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #13-13 Burglary and Fraud

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
CRIME STOPPERS FEATURED CASE #13-13 BURGLARY AND FRAUD
Posted: May 30th, 2013 3:49 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/3056/64731/Crime_Stoppers.jpg

The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects using stolen credit cards taken in a burglary.

On March 31, 2013, homeowners called the Portland Police Bureau to report a burglary of their residence in the 8900 block of Southeast Cora Street. The burglary occurred sometime between March 29 at 10:00 a.m. and March 31 at 5:30 p.m. When the homeowners returned to the house, they found their bedroom ransacked and discovered that a credit card and debit card were stolen.

The victims contacted their bank and discovered that their credit card had been used multiple times on March 30, 2013, at several Southeast Portland locations, including the Walmart store at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.

Officers retrieved surveillance video of two subjects using the victims' credit card.

One suspect is described as a white male with tattoos on both arms, wearing a red t-shirt with an "A" on the front, a navy blue baseball cap. This same suspect appears to return at a later time wearing a green flannel shirt over the red t-shirt.

The second suspect is described as a white male, shorter and thinner than the first suspect, wearing black Converse shoes, blue jeans, a red jacket, and a black baseball cap.

Surveillance video from Walmart is available for viewing and download at: http://youtu.be/4xFkHv2CCxg

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Reference Portland Police Bureau Case #13-25527

Investigator:
Det. Angela Hollan
Portland Police Bureau
Angela.Hollan@PortlandOregon.gov

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Hearing scheduled on proposed heritage grant rule changes

News Release from: Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
HEARING SCHEDULED ON PROPOSED HERITAGE GRANT RULE CHANGES
Posted: May 30th, 2013 3:27 PM
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The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing in June to accept comments on the proposed changes to the state rules governing Heritage Commission grants and statewide celebrations. The hearing will take place at 5 p.m. June 19 in Room 124 of the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem.

Those who wish to make public comment at the hearing must register with the hearings officer by 5:30 p.m. on the hearing date. You can also submit comment prior to 5 p.m. June 21 at: OPRD.publiccomment@state.or.us Written comments can be sent Attn: Vanessa DeMoe, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, 725 Summer St. NE Suite C, Salem, OR 97301-1266.

Once the public comment period has closed, OPRD staff will prepare the final rules text and submit it to the OPRD Commission for consideration and approval of final text prior to permanent adoption.

The proposed revisions will enable the heritage and museum grant programs to efficiently implement current legislation and requirements. The revisions would also make state-supported universities eligible for heritage grants. The revisions also would define and establish criteria for statewide anniversary celebrations.

An advisory committee has reviewed the proposed changes and does not anticipate the rule changes to have a significant economic or fiscal impact. Information about the proposed rule changes may be found at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/RULES/Pages/Rulemaking%20Notices.aspx

Accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon advance request by calling (503) 986-0690 at least 72 hours in advance of the hearing.

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Marion County Sheriff's Office PIO Coverage

News Release from: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PIO COVERAGE
Posted: May 30th, 2013 3:26 PM

PIO Don Thomson is going to be out of the office for a few days.

The PIO duties will be handled by Sgt. Chris Baldridge (503.991.6389) Email: Cbaldridge@co.marion.or.us starting tonight at 5:00pm, until he hands it off to Lieutenant Tad Larson (503.932.3133) Email: tlarson@co.marion.or.us on Saturday.

Sgt. Baldridge will issue a FlashAlert notice when he passes the duty to Lt. Larson.

PIO Thomson will reassume the duties on Sunday morning.

Please be sure to pass this change along to your line reporters as Thomson will not have his cell with him and thus, your reporters won't get a call back from him if they leave him a voice message.

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Suspicious Circumstance

News Release from: Lake Oswego Police Dept.
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE
Posted: May 30th, 2013 3:23 PM

Yesterday, Wednesday May 29, at about 3:30 PM, Lake Oswego Police received a report of a male subject who tried to lure a 14 year old boy into his vehicle. This had occurred about an hour before it was reported, in the area of 9th Street and C Avenue, while the young boy was walking home from school. The subject tried to lure the boy into his vehicle by claiming to have been sent by the boy's mother. The boy refused to get in the van with the subject.
The subject was driving a white full sized van and was described as a white male adult, approximately 30 years of age, brown hair, brown beard and wearing a white tank top. Officers responded to the area, but were unable to locate the subject or the vehicle.
Parents are encouraged to discuss with their children what to do when confronted by a stranger. It is also strongly recommended that police be contacted immediately when such situations arise. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Lake Oswego Police Department.

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Westview High Students Experience Consequences of Impaired Driving with help from First Responders

News Release from: Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue
WESTVIEW HIGH STUDENTS EXPERIENCE CONSEQUENCES OF IMPAIRED DRIVING WITH HELP FROM FIRST RESPONDERS
Posted: May 30th, 2013 3:00 PM

Media is invited to attend

What: S.K.I.D. (Stop Kids Impaired Driving) demonstration at Westview High School
When: Embargoed until 9:00 am, May 31st to preserve element of surprise for students (simulation begins at 9:00 am)
Where: Westview High School, 4200 NW 185th Avenue, Portland

On May 31st, hundreds of students will pack the stands at Westview High School for what school administrators are calling an "assembly". Shortly after 9:00 am, the energetic buzz generated by the students is anticipated to give way to stunned silence as they watch the following scenario unfold before them.

Tarps are uncovered to reveal two wrecked cars on the high school's football field. Multiple students are "injured" and one person is "dead" on the hood of one of the vehicles. "Bystanders" call 9-1-1, the "deceased" student's parents happen to drive by and arrive to find their child dead, and sirens are heard in the distance. Within minutes firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) arrive to care for injured patients and extricate victims, along with Washington County Sheriff's officers, LifeFlight, Metro West Ambulance, and a representative from the Medical Examiner's Office. Following the "investigation", one teen is arrested for manslaughter and DUII.

These live demonstrations known as S.K.I.D. (Stop Kids Impaired Driving) are both impactful and emotional as students witness firsthand the deadly consequences that can result from driving while impaired and texting while driving. And that is exactly what first responders hope for with each demonstration - that teenagers who often have a sense of invincibility and immortality will take what they experience to heart and make safe choices behind the wheel. View a simulation of a deadly car crash at TVF&R's YouTube site at: Youtube.com/user/tualatinvalleyfire.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. The sad truth is that people die in automobile accidents every day; however, teenage drivers ages 16 - 19 die at a rate three times higher than drivers age 20 and older.

"As first responders, we have to keep warning teenagers about impaired driving and show them how the choices they make as young people can affect the rest of their lives," said TVF&R firefighter Jesse Fitzpatrick, who coordinated the event with the Westview student body leadership. "S.K.I.D. presents an opportunity to sit students down for a candid talk, tell them that we care about them, and that we want them to come home safely every day."

On May 29th, first responders received a boost for their efforts in the form of a $6,000 donation from Tigard's Landmark Ford dealership and the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation. The donation was presented by President Jim Corliss to the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Board of Directors last Tuesday night.

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GREAT Graduation at Holy Redeemer School Scheduled for Friday

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
GREAT GRADUATION AT HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY
Posted: May 30th, 2013 2:56 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/3056/64725/G.R.E.A.T._Logo.jpg

On Friday May 31, 2013, at 2:10 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Holy Redeemer School. located at 127 North Rosa Parks Way.

Officer Christina Hansen-Tuma will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to fire on SW Skyline Blvd.

News Release from: Portland Fire & Rescue
PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO FIRE ON SW SKYLINE BLVD.
Posted: May 30th, 2013 2:56 PM

******** updated with damage estimate************

damage estimate is $30,000 to the home and $30,000 to its contents


Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire (1530 SW Skyline Blvd.) at 7:48 AM this morning. Portland Fire Station 16 arrived to a "fully engulfed" garage fire. Engines 4 and 15, along with Truck 3 were on the initial dispatch. Firefighters were able to contain and extinguish the fire, and verify that everyone was out of the house. The cause of the fire was an overheated electrical device and a damage estimate is forthcoming. No one was injured during the incident.

The following tips can help prevent garage fires and their spread:

*If the garage allows access to the attic, make sure a hatch covers this access.
*The floor should be clear of clutter. Loose papers, matches, oily rags, and other potentially flammable items are extremely dangerous if they are strewn about the garage floor.
*Use light bulbs with the proper wattage, and do not overload electrical outlets.
*Tape down all cords and wires so they are not twisted or accidentally yanked.

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GREAT Graduation at Faubion School Scheduled for Friday

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
GREAT GRADUATION AT FAUBION SCHOOL SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY
Posted: May 30th, 2013 2:55 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/3056/64724/G.R.E.A.T._Logo.jpg

On Friday May 31, 2013, at 10;30 a.m.,the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Faubion School, located at 3039 Northeast Rosa Parks Way.

Officers DeShawn Williams and Ryan Lewton will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to fire on SW Skyline Blvd.

News Release from: Portland Fire & Rescue
PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO FIRE ON SW SKYLINE BLVD.
Posted: May 30th, 2013 2:54 PM

Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire (1530 SW Skyline Blvd.) at 7:48 AM this morning. Portland Fire Station 16 arrived to a "fully engulfed" garage fire. Engines 4 and 15, along with Truck 3 were on the initial dispatch. Firefighters were able to contain and extinguish the fire, and verify that everyone was out of the house. The cause of the fire was an overheated electrical device and a damage estimate is forthcoming. No one was injured during the incident.

The following tips can help prevent garage fires and their spread:

*If the garage allows access to the attic, make sure a hatch covers this access.
*The floor should be clear of clutter. Loose papers, matches, oily rags, and other potentially flammable items are extremely dangerous if they are strewn about the garage floor.
*Use light bulbs with the proper wattage, and do not overload electrical outlets.
*Tape down all cords and wires so they are not twisted or accidentally yanked.

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OMSI Update: June-July Exhibits, Events and Shows

News Release from: OMSI
OMSI UPDATE: JUNE-JULY EXHIBITS, EVENTS AND SHOWS
Posted: May 30th, 2013 2:45 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/865/64723/OMSIEESUpdateJune-July2013-FINAL.pdf (PDF File (Recommended))

OMSI HOURS
Tuesday - Sunday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Beginning June 14:
Friday - Saturday; 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday - Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

FEATURED EXHIBITIONS

Mummies of the World: The Exhibition
In OMSI's Featured Hall
June 14- Sept 8, 2013
Come face to face with the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled. Mummies of the World presents a never-before-seen collection of naturally and intentionally preserved mummies. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from Asia, Oceania, South America, Europe, as well as ancient Egypt, dating as far back as 6,500 years.

Tickets
Adult: $21/Member: $14
Senior (63+): $19/Member: $14
Student with ID: $19
Youth (3-13): $13/Member: $10
Prices include admission to the museum.

Mummies of the World was developed by American Exhibitions, Inc., in association with the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums (REM). For more information, please visit mummiesoftheworld.com or omsi.edu.
For press materials including photos, visit omsi.edu/press

EXHIBITIONS

Desert Air: Photographs by George Steinmetz
In OMSI's National Geographic Photo Gallery
Now Open
An exhibition featuring images of the world's deserts by award-winning National Geographic photographer George Steinmetz, Desert Air includes breathtaking photographs of sand dunes, human habitation, wildlife and vast expanses of the world's last great wildernesses, captured from the unique vantage point of the world's lightest and slowest-moving aircraft: Steinmetz's experimental, foot-launched, motorized paraglider.

The price of the exhibit is included in paid museum admission. Members are free. For more information, visit omsi.edu. For more information on National Geographic's photography exhibitions, visit http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/exhibits.

Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering
Now Open
Human Plus offers visitors a chance to explore and create a range of low- and high-tech tools that extend human abilities. The interactive exhibit involves riding a mono-ski in a simulated ski race, controlling a DJ station using the wheels of a wheelchair, engineering unique solutions to design challenges and even discovering how someone can control a neuroprosthetic limb with their thoughts!
Human Plus showcases compelling engineering stories from an innovative field that improves lives every day.

The price of the exhibit is included in paid museum admission. Members are free. For more information, visit omsi.edu.

What I Eat
Now Open/ Free to the public
Ever wondered what a Massai herder in Kenya eats for lunch? How about a Sumo wrestler in Japan or a camel broker in Egypt? Based on Faith D'Aluisio and Peter Menzel's wildly popular book, What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets, OMSI's new photography exhibit invites you to explore what the food we eat says about how we live and who we are. The second installment of the exhibit features portraits of 10 more people from around the world and the food they eat in the course of a day - right down to serving size and caloric value. Ranging from 800 to 8400 calories, fresh ingredients to processed staples, rich and hearty to lean and light, the differences in a single day's worth of food provide a glimpse into the way people (live and eat) all over the globe.

RESTAURANT

Theory: an Eatery Where Food Meets Science
Now Open
Ever wondered how water temperature affects the physiology of a fish? How does the soil influence the flavor of wine? Does it do the same for wheat? In addition to dining, OMSI's re-imagined new eatery, Theory, will feature delicious dishes made from local food as well as exhibits, demonstrations, classes and events where visitors can explore the science of food.
Theory is open to the public and accessible from the Eastbank Esplanade.

Hours:
Open Tuesday - Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Beginning June 17:
Open Daily 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

EVENTS

Archaeology Roadshow
Sunday, June 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in OMSI Auditorium
Cost: FREE and open to the public (museum admission and parking fees not included)
Do you have bones in your basement, artifacts in your attic, or fossils above your fireplace that you want to learn more about? Or are you just interested in learning more about archaeology? Come to the Archaeology Roadshow at OMSI in partnership with Portland State University. Experts will be on hand from PSU and the community to tell you the story behind your prehistoric or historic object--such as how old it is, how it functioned, or if a bone, what animal it's from. No appraisals will be given.
Besides artifact identification, we'll have several exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities for adults and kids.
World Oceans Day at OMSI
Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Earth Science Hall and Planetarium Hallway Classroom
Cost: included with museum general admission
World Oceans Day at OMSI will have many activities and interactive displays that show how magnificent and fragile our oceans are, and how our community can help them. Guests can meet a scientist who visited the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch," watch her present about her trip using OMSI's Science on a Sphere, and touch plastic samples from the area. Those interested in sustainable seafood in Oregon can learn about local fishing practices and check out OMSI's new eatery, Theory, which will be featuring a sustainable seafood special in celebration of the day.

Food Luminary Dinner
Thursday, June 6, 6-9 p.m. at OMSI's eatery, Theory
Note: This is a ticketed event
OMSI and Bon Appétit will partner with a local food luminary each season to create a special menu item served in the eatery, and to host a decadent dinner involving a three-course meal and food-education demonstration. For more information, visit http://theoryatomsi.com.

Educated Guess: Trivia at OMSI
Wednesday, June 12, 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday, July 10, 7-9 p.m.

Cost: FREE and open to the 21+ crowd, museum admission not included. Held on the second Wednesday of every month at OMSI's eatery, Theory.
Seeking brainiacs for Educated Guess, OMSI's new trivia night! Join us in the museum's reinvented eatery, Theory, from 7 to 9 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month to show off your brain power, hang with like-minded trivia nerds and win awesome prizes. Our Educated Guess host will ask questions about science facts, current events, pop culture and scientific discovery in this multi-round, interactive game! Educated Guess is free, so grab a group of your friends, come join in the fun and learn something new!

OMSI Star Party: Summer Solstice Celebration
Saturday, June 15, at sunset at Rooster Rock State Park and L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park
Cost: FREE with $5 parking per vehicle fee
Beginners and experts of all ages have the opportunity to celebrate the beginning of summer by viewing the stars and other celestial objects up close and personal through telescopes and binoculars. Viewing highlights include Saturn, the Moon, several clusters and more!
On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Party, OMSI suggests interested visitors call the OMSI Star Parties Hotline, 503.797.4000 #3 then #5, or check the OMSI Star Parties website omsi.edu/starparties for possible weather-related cancellations.

Astronomy Day at OMSI
Sunday, June 30
Cost: FREE and open to the public (museum admission and parking fees not included)
Celebrating Astronomy Day, OMSI will present a festival of all things celestial, with opportunities for starry-eyed guests to learn little-known facts about the universe, constellations, stars and planets. Space travel and the fascinating realities of life on the space station are expected hot topics as Silverton-born, astronaut Don Pettit, Ph.D., presents in-person as a featured guest.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
One-on-one conversations with local astronomy experts
Representatives from local clubs and organizations including Rose City Astronomers, Oregon Observatory, Oregon Parks and Recreation, Portland State Cascadia Meteorite Lab and Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers will be on hand to answer questions, lead hands-on activities and discuss space science.

11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Presentations by astronaut Don Pettit, Ph.D.
Note: Presentations are free, but space is limited and reservations will be required on omsi.edu. The presentations are expected to fill quickly, but there will be a wait list at the door on the day of the event if space allows.

Providing an in-depth, first person account of life in space, local astronaut Don Pettit, Ph.D., will present free public lectures followed by audience questions. With NASA since 1996, Dr. Pettit is a veteran of three spaceflights and has logged more than 370 days in space and over 13 EVA (spacewalk) hours. He lived aboard the International Space Station for 5 Â1/2 months during Expedition 6, was a member of the STS-126 crew, and again lived aboard the station for 6 Â1/2 months as part of the Expedition 30/31 crew. Pettit's full NASA bio is available at: jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/pettit.html. He is also well-known for his astrophotography: twitter.com/astro_Pettit.

NEW INFO
Shell Show
July 1-13, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in OMSI's Featured Hallway
Cost: Included with regular museum admission
View rare and beautiful shells from around the world at the 48th Annual Shell Show, presented by the Oregon Society of Conchologists (OSC) and hosted by OMSI in the featured hallway. Shells will be for sale on Saturday, July 13.

NEW INFO
Drive Revolution: The Future of Transportation
Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. outside in OMSI's North parking lot.
Cost: free and open to the public (museum admission not included)
This festival, presented in both Spanish and English, will celebrate the future of transportation and highlight ways to make it more sustainable. It will showcase alternative fuel vehicles and even offer visitors the opportunity to test drive cars and speak with engineers to learn about the science behind the latest auto and bike technologies and engineering systems. Hands-on demos and activities with local organizations will invite families and individuals to practice skills like navigating Portland's transit system, biking with confidence, learning how to make the most of trips around town and understanding how to shrink their carbon footprint.

NEW INFO
OMSI Star Party: Lunar Viewing
Saturday, July 20, at Sunset (approx. 9:30 p.m.) at Rooster Rock State Park and L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park
Cost: FREE with $5 parking per vehicle fee
The Earth's moon will be in a perfect position for viewing on Saturday, July 20, when the angle of the sun causes deep shadows to fall on the moon's surface, making its highlands and craters more easily visible. Beginners and experts of all ages will have an opportunity to view the moon, Saturn, stars and other celestial objects up close and personal through telescopes.
On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Party, OMSI suggests interested visitors call the OMSI Star Parties Hotline, 503.797.4000 #3 then #5, or check the OMSI Star Parties website omsi.edu/starparties for possible weather-related cancellations.

OMSI After Dark
Enjoy child-free, brain-building science fun featuring live demos, new exhibitions, and old favorites! Guests can indulge in tasty snacks, sweets and beer and wine from regional food and beverage artisans. 21+ only, IDs required.
OMSI After Dark is held the last Wednesday of every month.
Get a head start on the science fun: drink up at happy hour starting 5 p.m. at OMSI's Eatery, Theory! The event takes place before OMSI After Dark each month, and features a special menu including stone hearth pizza and local beer and wine.

Wednesday, June 26, 7-11 p.m.
The Great Outdoors
Experience a combination of science, adventure, activity and camp traditions at this OMSI After
Dark! Get acquainted with all of the opportunities available in the Pacific Northwest and the
attitude, equipment, and safety required to have an awesome adventure.

NEW INFO
Wednesday, July 31, 7-11 p.m.
Exploding Science
We're blowing stuff up! Learn about the chemistry of combustion, the physics of pyrotechnics
and the technology of fireworks at this explosive OMSI After Dark.

Science Pub Portland - Bagdad Theater
Science Pub Portland-Bagdad Theater is a monthly event open ages 21+ or minor with adult. No RSVP or scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! For more information, visit: omsi.edu/sciencepubportland.
Bagdad Theater & Pub, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland
$5.00 suggested cover charge

Monday, June 3, 7-9 p.m.
The Plastic Effect: How Plastic Pollution Is Changing the Ocean Ecosystem with Emelia
DeForce, Ph.D., research associate at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
In the last half century, an untold amount of plastic has made its way from our hands into our oceans, affecting the ocean ecosystem from microscopic organisms that grow on the plastic to fish that ingest the plastic mistaking it for food. To seek out some answers to the questions about plastic pollution in our oceans, Dr. DeForce participated in two 6-week research expeditions operated by Sea Education Association. She will tell a story about what we currently know, what scientists are working on, and what we should be aware of about the problem for the future.

NEW INFO
Monday, July 1, 7-9 p.m.
Life Without Gravity: One Astronaut's View from Space with NASA Astronaut Don Pettit, Ph.D.
Pettit is a veteran of two long-duration stays aboard the International Space Station, one space shuttle mission and a six-week expedition to find meteorites in Antarctica. He was raised in Silverton and earned a BA in chemical engineering from Oregon State University.
Check www.omsi.edu/sciencepubportland for more info.

Science Pub Portland - Mission Theater
Science Pub Portland-Mission Theater is a monthly event open to anyone aged 21 and over (or minor with adult). No RSVP or scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! For more information, visit: omsi.edu/sciencepubportland.
Mission Theater & Pub, 1624 NW Glisan, Portland
$5.00 suggested cover charge.

Tuesday, June 18, 7-9 p.m.
Heart of Steel: The Quest to Engineer the Heart with Jacob Abraham, M.D., medical director of the Center for Advanced Heart Disease, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
In 1982, a Seattle dentist made medical history when he survived 112 days in the hospital after doctors replaced his entire heart with a mechanical heart pump made of steel. In the ensuing decades, thousands of patients with heart failure have undergone surgery to insert various machines to assist their weakened hearts. Such heart assist devices have now become a mainstream treatment option. In this talk, Dr. Abraham will examine the amazing organ that is the native heart; the extremes of cardiac function (fitness and failure); and the attempts of modern medicine to re-engineer this sublime engine.

NEW INFO
Tuesday, July 16, 7-9 p.m.
Inventors At Work: The Minds and Motivation Behind Modern Inventions with Brett Stern,
author of Inventors At Work
From Steve Wozniak to Tim Leatherman, scientists, engineers, wild-eyed geniuses and amateur technologists have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of that singular "Eureka!" moment in their laboratories or garages. Their products have become famous, but what was their process of invention? This talk will offer insights into the nature of creativity and intuition, the skill-set needed and the force, motivation and obsession that must be summoned to spend endless hours searching for an answer to a question that no one else has asked or solving a problem most think has no solution. Speaker Brett Stern is an industrial designer and inventor living in Portland. His book, Inventors At Work is a collection of 23 interviews with inventors of famous products, innovations and technologies that have made life easier or changed the way we live.

Science Pub Hillsboro
Science Pub Hillsboro is a monthly event open to ages 21 and over, or minor with adult. No RSVP or scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! For more information, visit: omsi.edu/sciencepubhillsboro.
Venetian Theatre & Bistro, 253 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
$5.00 suggested cover charge.

Monday, June 24, 7-9 p.m.
Nasty, Brutish and Short: The Lives (and Deaths) of Star Clusters in the Milky Way with
Kevin Covey, Ph.D., assistant astronomer at Lowell Observatory
Most stars and planets form within young star clusters, but these clusters are some of the most
fragile features of the night sky and most are destroyed shortly after they form. In this talk,
astronomer Kevin Covey will explain how star clusters form, and identify the leading suspects for
causing their untimely demise. Kevin will describe a 'forensic study' he and his colleagues are
conducting of two young clusters forming in the constellation of Perseus. By understanding the
properties of these young clusters, which share a common birthplace but occupy different
stages along a cluster's evolutionary path, Dr. Covey and his colleagues are uncovering new
clues that may overturn previous theories of the life and death of young clusters.

NEW INFO
Monday, July 29, 7-9 p.m.
Fear and Loving in Your Vagus with Sarina Saturn, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at Oregon State University
When you are stressed out, a wild cascade of events take place in your body and your brain. In moderation, the stress response helps you rise to the occasions to be successful in life. At toxic levels, it can lead to devastating consequences to your emotional and physical well-being. One important portal through which the body and brain communicate with each other during emotional events is the vagus nerve. In this talk, neuropsychologist Sarina Saturn will discuss the neuroanatomy and chemistry underlying both negative and pro-social emotions (such as love, affection and compassion) that can help fight stress and how we can apply this knowledge towards living happier and healthier lives.

Science Pub - McMinnville
Science Pub McMinnville is a monthly event open to all ages. No RSVP or scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge!
For more information, visit: omsi.edu/sciencepubmcminnville.
Hotel Oregon, 310 N.E. Evans Street, McMinnville, OR
$5.00 suggested cover charge.

Thursday, June 20, 7-9 p.m.
What's in Your Watt? Consumers, Clean Energy, and the Cost of Carbon with SA Anders,
director of operations for The Citizens' Utility Board of Oregon
By the year 2025, at least 25% of Oregon's power will come from renewable sources of energy.
In order to seamlessly integrate renewables like solar and wind onto our aging electrical grid, we
must use all the tools and technologies that are currently available to us. This means
implementing smart technology--which allows consumers to interact directly with the electrical
grid--as well as cost effective energy efficiency techniques. Join SA Anders of the Cititzens'
Utility Board of Oregon (CUB) for a discussion on renewable energy, modernizing our electrical
grid, and the future of energy in Oregon.

Science Pub - Corvallis
Science Pub Corvallis is a monthly event held as a partnership between Oregon State University (OSU) http://oregonstate.edu/, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) omsi.edu, and the Downtown Corvallis Association (DCA) downtowncorvallis.org.
For more information, visit: omsi.edu/sciencepubcorvallis.
Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis, OR
Plan to arrive early to choose your seating and place your food/beverage order.

Monday, June 10, 6-8 p.m.
Elder Caregiving: Challenges and Opportunities with Karen Hooker and Carolyn Mendez-
Luck, Oregon State College of Public Health and Human Sciences

NEW INFO
On hiatus for the rest of the summer, Science Pub Corvallis will return September 9.

Science Pub - Eugene
Science Pub Eugene is held on the second Thursday of the month at Cozmic Pizza and is open to anyone and everyone; no RSVP is necessary. Co-presenters of Science Pub Eugene are OMSI omsi.edu, The Science Factory sciencefactory.org and the University of Oregon's College of Arts & Sciences http://cas.uoregon.edu.
For more information, visit: omsi.edu/sciencepubeugene.
Cozmic Pizza, 199 W 8th Ave., Eugene, OR (Inside The Strand at 8th and Charnelton)
$5.00 suggested cover charge.

Thursday, June 13, 7-9 p.m.
The Patterns of Their Lives: Eugene-Springfield Boys Growing Up with Deborah Capaldi,
Ph.D., senior scientist at the Oregon Social Learning Center
In 1983, 200 local fourth-grade boys and their families from lower-income neighborhoods
agreed to participate in a study of the causes of delinquency. Little did they or the researchers
know that 30 years later they would still be involved in one of the longest running and most
comprehensive studies of male adjustment and risk behaviors conducted in the U.S. Learn about
patterns of crime, substance abuse, and depression over time for the men; their relationships
with women; how their families and friends affected their behavior; and some new directions
the study took over time as researchers made unexpected discoveries.

NEW INFO
Sex in Play: From Dolls to Sports, Sexualized Culture Affects Youth with Elizabeth Daniels
and Aurora Sherman, assistant professors of psychology at OSU-Cascades and OSU,
respectively
Sex may sell everything from magazines to perfume, but the effects of pervasive sexuality in marketing and consumer products go far beyond the cash register. A 2007 American Psychological Association report summarized what psychologists know about how exposure to sexualized images can harm children and teens in terms of depression, lowered aspirations, eating disorders, lack of assertiveness, unhealthy sexual behavior, and dissatisfaction with their own appearance. Doctors Sherman and Daniels are exploring these consequences and suggest it takes media savvy and strong role models to promote healthy development in the face of what the APA calls "the massive exposure to portrayals that sexualize women and girls and teach girls that women are sexual objects."

$2 DAYS AT OMSI
Explore the museum for only $2 per person the first Sunday of every month. Support for June and July comes from local sponsors Spirit Mountain Community Fund and Bank of America.

-June 2
-July 7

OMNIMAX FILMS
For more information, visit: omsi.edu/omnimax

Mummies
Opening June 14
Journey to the royal tombs of Egypt and explore the history of ancient Egyptian society as told through the mummies of the past. Narrated by actor Christopher Lee, Mummies provides audiences a window into the fascinating and mysterious world of the pharaohs. Scientists today are reconstructing mummy DNA and deciphering ancient texts to gain insight into modern human genetics and advance medical treatments. To unwrap the secrets of the pharaohs is to perhaps glimpse the future of our own civilization.

Dinosaurs Alive
Opening June 15
Dinosaurs Alive is a global adventure of science and discovery featuring the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous Period "reincarnated" life-sized for the giant screen. Narrated by Michael Douglas, the film uses state-of-the-art CGI to bring dinosaurs, their behaviors, and their ancient environments to life. Viewers witness dinosaurs locked in mortal combat, nesting in colonies, protecting their young, and facing catastrophic forces of nature. Interwoven throughout the film is a real-life scientific adventure that looks at the field of paleontology and the finds that have revolutionized our understanding of these creatures that once dominated the Earth.

Sea Monsters
Closing June 9
Sea Monsters brings to life the most bizarre, ferocious and fascinating creatures to ever inhabit Earth's oceans. From the giraffe-necked Styxosaurus to the 40-foot super-predator Tylosaurus, these wondrous beasts defy the imagination. Follow a family of Dolichorhynchops ("Dollies") as they swim the dangerous waters of the Cretaceous Period, a time when the oceans teemed with saber-toothed fish, ancient sharks and giant squid. Combining state-of-the-art animation with exciting paleontological discoveries from around the world, Sea Monsters takes you on an unforgettable journey to an era when reptiles ruled the oceans as well as the land.

To the Arctic
Closing June 13
Narrated by Oscar(R) winner Meryl Streep and featuring songs by Paul McCartney, To the Arctic from MacGillivray Freeman captures a place of extremes where few dare to go. The film invites audiences to venture across floating ice to witness one mother polar bear's determination to keep her cubs alive in the face of natural predators and a rapidly changing climate. The stunning beauty of the Arctic elicits viewers' sense of connectedness, relevance, and impact on this special place--and of the Arctic's influence on the rest of our planet.

Tornado Alley
Closing June 13
Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding science adventure. Armed with a 70mm camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, the stars of Tornado Alley take audiences on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado's destructive power at point blank range. Experience the adrenaline and the science of nature's most dramatic phenomena!

Adrenaline Rush
Now Showing
From the soaring and breathtaking cliffs of Norway to the calm and inspiring immensity of the Mojave Desert, from a child's daunting first day of school to the exciting world of skydiving and base jumping, Adrenaline Rush explores the psychological and physiological forces behind risk taking and the physics involved in high-risk activities.

Hubble
Now Showing
Experience the gripping story of the most important astronomical instrument since Galileo's original telescope and the greatest success in space since the Moon landing - the Hubble Space Telescope. Movie-goers accompany space-walking astronauts on their final mission to the telescope as they attempt some of the most difficult and important tasks in NASA's history. Journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings in Hubble.

Born to Be Wild
Now Showing
Born to be Wild is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them--saving endangered species one life at a time. Stunningly captured in IMAX, Born to be Wild is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild. Narrated by Academy-Award(R) winner Morgan Freeman, Born to be Wild is directed by David Lickley and written and produced by Drew Fellman.

Deep Sea
Now showing
Dive beneath the ocean's surface to witness some of the most unique, dangerous and colorful creatures on the planet. Narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, Deep Sea is an immersive, underwater adventure featuring never-before-seen, up-close encounters with a wide range of exotic undersea life. Audiences will be introduced to a colorful cast of characters and observe at arm's length these creatures living out their lives in a variety of unique and often humorous relationships... some predatory, some symbiotic, yet all ultimately dependent upon one another for survival.

PLANETARIUM SHOWS
For more information, visit: omsi.edu/planetarium

Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
NEW INFO
Closing June 14

There's a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where time and space literally come to an end. It's at this point, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos ... and our imaginations. Journey through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole. Mathematical equations, cutting-edge science, and Einstein's theories fill in holes along the way, providing the most complete picture yet on this mysterious phenomenon. Can you feel the pull?
NEW INFO
Secrets of the Sun
Opening June 15
An intimate look at the role the sun plays in the life of our solar system. From the nuclear forces churning at the heart of the sun to the mass ejections of solar material into surrounding space, experience the power of the sun and its impact on the planets and ultimately life on Earth. We will trace the life cycle of the sun itself, going back to its beginnings and moving forward in time to its eventual death.
Perfect Little Planet
Now Showing
Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes - a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.
Starry Nights LIVE!
Now Showing
Learn about the interesting stories of the constellations and others in this live presentation in OMSI's Kendall Planetarium. It is not just stars everyone can see in the night sky--planets, constellations, zodiac, shooting stars, and satellites are all there if you know when and where to look. Navigate by the stars and discover how you can become a backyard astronomer. Topics will change monthly and graphics will be programmed accordingly. All shows are hosted and narrated live by OMSI planetarium staff.

MATINEE LASER SHOWS
3:00 p.m. daily; 1:00 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

MAY - AUGUST
Laser Classics - Songs include: Back in Times, Old Time Rock and Roll, I Can't Help Myself, Hound Dog, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Help, ABC, and Sequencer.

EVENING LASER SHOWS (Fridays and Saturdays only)

JUNE
8:15 p.m.
Laser Lady Gaga - Songs include: Bad Romance, Beautiful, Dirty Rich, Paparazzi, Boys Boys Boys, Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say), Telephone, Born This Way, Star struck, The Fame, Poker Face, and Alejandro.

9:30 p.m.
Laser Pink Floyd: The Vision Bell - Songs include: Keep Talking, One Slip, Astronomy Domine, Any Colour You Like, Brain Damage, Eclipse, Have A Cigar, Wish you Were Here, Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 1), The Happiest Day of Our Lives, Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2), Hey You Is There Anybody Out There?, and Pigs on the Wing (Pt. 2).

NEW INFO
JULY
8:15 p.m.
Laser Daft Punk - Songs include: Around the World, Da Funk, Digital Love, Aerodynamic, Derezzed, Superheroes, Human after all, Rock'n Roll, Face to Face, Short Circuit, Television Rules the Nation and One More Time.

9:30 p.m.
Laser Pink Floyd: The Vision Bell - Songs include: Keep Talking, One Slip, Astronomy Domine, Any Colour You Like, Brain Damage, Eclipse, Have A Cigar, Wish you Were Here, Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 1), The Happiest Day of Our Lives, Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2), Hey You Is There Anybody Out There? and Pigs on the Wing (Pt. 2).

OMSI HOURS
Tuesday - Sunday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Beginning June 14:
Friday - Saturday; 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday - Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

OMSI CONTACT INFO
Phone: 503.797.4000 or 800.955.6674
Website: www.omsi.edu

PRICING
Mummies of the World Admission (includes museum):
Adult: $21/Member: $14
Senior (63+): $19/Member: $14
Student with ID: $19
Youth (3-13): $13/Member: $10

Museum Admission: $13.00 Adults, $9.50 Youth 3-13 and Seniors 63+, FREE for members
OMNIMAX Dome Theater, Matinee: $8.50 Adults, $6.50 Youth 3-13 and Senior 63+ ($1 off for members)
OMNIMAX Dome Theater, 6:00 p.m.-close: $6.00 Adults, $5.00 Youth 3-13 and Senior 63+ ($1 off for members)
Submarine: $5.75 (Tours are for ages 3 and above)
Planetarium: $5.75 Non-Members/$4.75 Members
Matinee Laser Light Shows: $5.75 Non-Members/$4.75 Members
Evening Laser Light Shows: $7.50 Non-Members/6.50 Members

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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to fire on SW Skyline Blvd.

News Release from: Portland Fire & Rescue
PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO FIRE ON SW SKYLINE BLVD.
Posted: May 30th, 2013 2:02 PM

Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire (1530 SW Skyline Blvd.) at 7:48 AM this morning. Portland Fire Station 16 arrived to a "fully engulfed" garage fire. Engines 4 and 15, along with Truck 3 were on the initial dispatch. Firefighters were able to contain and extinguish the fire, and verify that everyone was out of the house. The cause of the fire was an overheated electrical device and a damage estimate is forthcoming. No one was injured during the incident.

The following tips can help prevent garage fires and their spread:

*If the garage allows access to the attic, make sure a hatch covers this access.
*The floor should be clear of clutter. Loose papers, matches, oily rags, and other potentially flammable items are extremely dangerous if they are strewn about the garage floor.
*Use light bulbs with the proper wattage, and do not overload electrical outlets.
*Tape down all cords and wires so they are not twisted or accidentally yanked.

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Sheriff's Canine Injured While Capturing Suspect

News Release from: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
SHERIFF'S CANINE INJURED WHILE CAPTURING SUSPECT
Posted: May 30th, 2013 1:56 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1294/64717/Rolo.jpg (Rolo)

Marion County Sheriff's Office newest canine, Rolo, was injured this morning while assisting the Salem Police Department with the capture of an auto theft suspect.

Rolo was working with his handler, Deputy Jason Bernards, searching an area on the Chemawa Indian School that was heavily covered by blackberry bushes. The suspect, who was hiding in the bushes, was located by Rolo and taken into custody without contact with the canine.

Unfortunately, in the process of searching through the bushes, Rolo suffered a cut and several scratches just above his left eye. Deputy Bernards transported him to the Aumsville Animal Clinic where he was treated and released to return to duty.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office canine unit consists of seven teams of dogs and handlers; four are patrol teams and three are dedicated completely to narcotics detection. The unit has one German Shepherd, four Belgian Malinois and two Labradors. The canine program, which covers the cost of purchasing, training, feeding and paying veterinarian bills, is entirely supported by citizen donations

We routinely conduct public canine demonstrations at schools, churches or community events. If you would like to request a demonstration contact the Sheriff's Office at 503-588-7981

Anyone wishing to contribute to the cost of the program can do so by visiting the Marion County Sheriff's Office website: http://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/EnforcementDivision/k9.htm .

Anyone making a donation of $5.00 or more will receive a 2013 MCSO Canine Calendar.

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OSP & US Postal Inspection Service Investigating Fire That Extensively Damaged Cave Junction Post Office Building (Photos)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
OSP & US POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE INVESTIGATING FIRE THAT EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED CAVE JUNCTION POST OFFICE BUILDING (PHOTOS)
Posted: May 30th, 2013 11:56 AM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1002/64713/053013.cavejct.postoffice.fire.1.jpg
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1002/64713/053013.cavejct.postoffice.fire.2.jpg

Oregon State Police (OSP) and U.S. Postal Inspection Service are jointly investigating the cause of a suspicious fire early Thursday morning that caused extensive damage to the U.S. Post Office in Cave Junction, Oregon.

On May 30, 2013 at approximately 1:30 a.m., a report was received of a fire at the Cave Junction post office building located in the 100 block of S. Hussey Avenue. Firefighters from Illinois Valley Fire District and Rural/Metro Fire Department responded to the fire that caused extensive damage to the single level structure. A passenger vehicle parked near the building was also damaged.

An OSP detective from the Arson Unit and an inspector from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service responded to the scene to investigate the cause of the fire. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the fire investigation is asked to call OSP Detective Galen Couch at (541) 618-7996.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Milwaukie man arrested charged on Sodomy and Sex Abuse; additional victims sought

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
MILWAUKIE MAN ARRESTED CHARGED ON SODOMY AND SEX ABUSE; ADDITIONAL VICTIMS SOUGHT
Posted: May 30th, 2013 11:43 AM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/624/64712/MadrigalAvila.jpg (MadrigalAvila booking photo)

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputies in conjunction with the U.S. Marshall's Fugitive Task Force arrested Juan Madrigal Avila on Sodomy in the first degree and two counts of Sexual abuse in the First Degree of a child.

Following a lengthy criminal investigation by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team detectives, the U.S. Marshall's Fugitive Task Force arrested Juan Madrigal Avila, age 46, in the city of Newberg. He was transported to and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail. He is charged with Sodomy in the First Degree and two counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree. Bail is set at $250,000.

The victim is a family acquaintance who was 11 when the alleged abuse occurred. The crimes allegedly occurred at Madrigal Avila's Milwaukie residence between 2012 and 2013.

Investigators are not ruling out the possibility of other non-related victims.

A booking photo is attached and can also be found here:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2013014755

For more information on our Child Abuse Team, visit http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/cat.html

ADDITIONAL VICTIMS, TIPS SOUGHT

If you or someone you know has been victimized by Juan Madrigal Avila, please contact us using the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-1515.

The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.

Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.

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Gang Unit Arrests Southeast Portland Man for May 28th Shooting in the Lents Neighborhood

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
GANG UNIT ARRESTS SOUTHEAST PORTLAND MAN FOR MAY 28TH SHOOTING IN THE LENTS NEIGHBORHOOD
Posted: May 30th, 2013 11:35 AM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/3056/64711/Shawn_Edward_Mahan_40.jpg

On Wednesday May 29, 2013, detectives from the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team arrested 40-year-old Shawn Edward Mahan in connection with a shooting that occurred on Tuesday May 28.

The investigation started when East Precinct officers were called to a residence in the 5900 block of Southeast 83rd Avenue on the report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. As officers were enroute, the information changed to the victim being shot in the garage during a burglary.

Officers arrived and located the victim, 47-year-old Steven Michael Jones, suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the left leg. Jones was transported to a Portland area hospital for treatment.

Officers learned that the victim and suspect, Shawn Mahan, knew each other and that the shooting occurred during a dispute over property at the residence where they both lived.

Based on information that the suspect may be associated with a white supremacy gang, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to continue the investigation.

On Wednesday May 29, at approximately 8:41 p.m., officers located and arrested Mahan while he was walking on Southeast Harold Street, near 66th Avenue. Mahan was armed with a handgun at the time of his arrest.

Mahan was charged with Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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Long-awaited Northeast Fourth Street opening set for today with speed signs and street lighting in place

News Release from: City of Vancouver
LONG-AWAITED NORTHEAST FOURTH STREET OPENING SET FOR TODAY WITH SPEED SIGNS AND STREET LIGHTING IN PLACE
Posted: May 30th, 2013 11:27 AM

Contacts: Loretta Callahan, Public Information Officer, Vancouver Public Works, 360-487-8255 or loretta.callahan@cityofvancouver.us

The new section of Northeast Fourth Street/First Street, between Northeast 136th Avenue and Hearthwood Boulevard, will open on Thursday, May 30.

The private developer of the former Evergreen Airfield site has transferred ownership and control of the streets, water, sewer, street lights, traffic signal and other infrastructure to the City of Vancouver. With those now under city ownership, Vancouver Public Works crews have now completed the final steps of preparing the new Northeast Fourth Street/First Street corridor for public use.

City crews applied two 25 mph speed markings to the pavement at two locations, one eastbound and the other westbound, near the existing 25 mph speed signs. The markings will provide an additional notification to motorists of current speed limits. City crews also recently energized developer-installed street lights along this stretch of roadway. Finally, to open the way to residents, traffic barricades were removed today to allow vehicles to access the new street.

At this time, the portion of Southeast Olympia Drive from Mill Plain Boulevard to First Street will remain closed until the area develops further. Since its redevelopment, the city has taken measures to ensure this area provides functioning streets, lighting and other improvements that will serve an active commercial and residential site, which is how the former airport is intended to develop in the future.

The city wishes to provide the traveling public with a safe, efficient and convenient route. Thoughtful consideration has been given to maintenance, public safety and neighborhood traffic safety. Public Works staff has been working closely with the surrounding neighborhoods to minimize concerns. New users of this roadway are asked to obey the posted speed limits and be mindful of surrounding neighborhoods.

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