Sunday, August 31, 2014

Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police: Hwy 138E near MP 40 is open both directions following earlier double fatal crash.

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Preliminary Information: Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 138E east of Glide in Douglas County

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: DOUBLE FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 138E EAST OF GLIDE IN DOUGLAS COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: August 31st, 2014 9:23 PM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Sunday afternoon's fatal traffic crash along Highway 138E about 22 miles east of Glide near Dry Creek in Douglas County. The crash resulted in the death of two occupants riding a motorcycle. Names will be released Monday to allow family additional time for next of kin notifications.

Preliminary information indicates on August 31, 2014 at approximately 3:00 p.m., a Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by a 57-year old male was traveling westbound on Highway 138E near milepost 40. As the motorcycle negotiated through a curve, it traveled into the eastbound lane and struck the side of an eastbound Dodge Ram 3500 pickup driven by a 64-year old male.

The motorcycle's operator and 51-year old female passenger were both later pronounced deceased at the scene. Both were wearing protective helmets.

The pickup's driver and five other occupants were not injured. All were using safety restraints.

Highway 138E has been closed since the crash. Traffic updates are posted on ODOT's TripCheck.com website.

OSP is assisted as the scene by Douglas County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and local emergency responders.

No photograph for release.

This was the third fatal traffic crash investigated by OSP troopers that has resulted in the death of 4 people during the Labor Day holiday weekend that runs through 11:59 p.m., September 1. According to ODOT's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a brief look at Labor Day holiday traffic crash statistics in Oregon since 1970 indicates:

* Fatalities average seven each year in Oregon over this holiday weekend.
* Since record-keeping began, more than 280 people have died during this holiday period, making it the second deadliest major holiday of the year.
* Alcohol is a contributing factor in over half of the traffic fatal crashes.
* The highest number of traffic fatalities occurred in 1978 when 17 people died.
* Oregon has never experienced a fatal-free Labor Day holiday weekend. Single fatality reporting periods occurred in 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2010.

The Oregon State Police, Oregon State Sheriff's Association, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, and Oregon Department of Transportation offer the following safety reminders for holiday travel:

* Be watchful for emergency vehicles and workers. MOVE OVER if you are approaching any type of emergency vehicle, tow truck or roadside assistance vehicle which is stopped on the roadside with emergency lights activated.
* Get rested before you are tested. Fatigued drivers are more frequent during holiday weekends because of increased travel and activity. Allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
* Stay up to date on road conditions by visiting TripCheck.com or calling 5-1-1. Outside Oregon, dial (503) 588-2941. In work zones, even when workers are not present, all speed limits still apply and fines double. Inactive work zones still have equipment, detours, and incomplete changes in the roadway so drivers need to slow down and be alert.
* Share the road. Watch for bicyclists and pedestrians, especially at night. Bicyclists and pedestrians need to make sure motorists can see them, and motorists needs to make sure they are seen.
* Watch out for motorcyclists, especially if the weather is nice.
* Buckle up every trip, every time. Be sure to use child safety seats correctly.
* Avoid distractions; don't use a mobile device while driving.
* Drive sober or let someone who is sober drive.

Everyone is urged to play an important part in keeping our highways and city streets safe by immediately reporting aggressive, dangerous, and intoxicated drivers to the Oregon State Police at 1-800-24DRUNK (1-800-243-7865) or call 9-1-1.

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UPDATE: Limited SERT Deployment in Parkrose Neighborhood to Check Motel Room for Possibly Armed Suspect

UPDATE: LIMITED SERT DEPLOYMENT IN PARKROSE NEIGHBORHOOD TO CHECK MOTEL ROOM FOR POSSIBLY ARMED SUSPECT


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 31st, 2014 3:50 PM
Police did not locate the suspect in the motel room and officers have cleared the area.

Detectives will be continuing the investigation.

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This morning, Sunday August 31, 2014, at 9:18 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 11300 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard on the report that a woman had been held against her will overnight in a nearby motel room.

Officers arrived and contacted the woman who provided police some details about the circumstances leading to her being held in the nearby room, located at the R & R Motel in the 11700 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Detectives responded to assist officers with the investigation, which led to a specific room at the motel.

Officers have been attempting to make contact with the known suspect in the room but have had no response.

A very limited contingent of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) is responding to assist investigators with checking the room for the suspect, who may be armed according to the victim.

The victim is uninjured and at this point there is no reason to believe the greater public is at risk.

Traffic in the 11700 block of Sandy Boulevard may be affected as this investigation continues.

No further information is available at this time.

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Limited SERT Deployment in Parkrose Neighborhood to Check Motel Room for Possibly Armed Suspect

LIMITED SERT DEPLOYMENT IN PARKROSE NEIGHBORHOOD TO CHECK MOTEL ROOM FOR POSSIBLY ARMED SUSPECT


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 31st, 2014 1:53 PM
This morning, Sunday August 31, 2014, at 9:18 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 11300 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard on the report that a woman had been held against her will overnight in a nearby motel room.

Officers arrived and contacted the woman who provided police some details about the circumstances leading to her being held in the nearby room, located at the R & R Motel in the 11700 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Detectives responded to assist officers with the investigation, which led to a specific room at the motel.

Officers have been attempting to make contact with the known suspect in the room but have had no response.

A very limited contingent of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) is responding to assist investigators with checking the room for the suspect, who may be armed according to the victim.

The victim is uninjured and at this point there is no reason to believe the greater public is at risk.

Traffic in the 11700 block of Sandy Boulevard may be affected as this investigation continues.

No further information is available at this time.

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CCSO:Woodburn teen involved in DUII crash near Molalla, OR (Photo)

CCSO:WOODBURN TEEN INVOLVED IN DUII CRASH NEAR MOLALLA, OR (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 31st, 2014 9:39 AM
Downloadable file: Truck side view
Downloadable file: Extensive damage
Downloadable file: Truck upside down in field
On August 30, 2014 at 4:40 p.m. deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of a single vehicle traffic collision with injuries on S. Palmer Rd south of Hwy 213 in Molalla, OR. Officers f rom the Molalla Police Department and fire fighters from the Molalla Fire Department also responded to assist with this crash.

An investigation revealed the Chevrolet truck was traveling south on S. Palmer Rd at a high rate of speed. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Karnily Bodunov, 18, of Woodburn. Bodunov drove over the crest of a hill and lost control of the truck which caused the vehicle to flip over and land upside down in a field off the side of the road.

Bodunov suffered head injuries from the collision and was transported by Life Flight to a Portland area hospital. Bodunov admitted to consuming alcohol and a DUII investigation was conducted. Bodunov is being charged with DUII, Reckless Endangering and Assault 4.

There were five teenage passengers in the truck. One passenger sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital by the Molalla Fire Department. The other four passengers reported minor injuries and were picked up by family members. All of the passengers admitted to consuming alcohol.
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Update: Photos - Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 near Wolf Creek in Josephine County (Photo)

UPDATE: PHOTOS - FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - INTERSTATE 5 NEAR WOLF CREEK IN JOSEPHINE COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: August 31st, 2014 9:22 AM
Downloadable file: 083014.fatal.i5_mp78.1.jpg
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon's single vehicle fatal traffic crash tht occurred along Interstate 5 at the Speaker Road interchange near Wolf Creek. The crash resulted in the death of a Winchester, Oregon man.

According to Sergeant Brandon Boice, on August 30, 2014 at approximately 4:08 p.m., a 1998 Toyota pickup driven by TERRY RAY ACKROYD, age 40, from Winchester, was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 78 when it left the freeway and rolled, ending up about 100 feet off the roadway.

ACKROYD was partially ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency responders. He was using safety restraints.

According to witnesses, the pickup was being operated recklessly at a high rate of speed just prior to the crash.

OSP troopers from the Grants Pass office are continuing the investigation. OSP was assisted at the scene by local emergency responders. No lanes were closed during the investigation.

Senior Trooper Scott Holsworth is the lead investigator.

This was the second fatal traffic crash investigated by OSP troopers during the Labor Day holiday weekend that runs through 11:59 p.m., September 1. According to ODOT's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a brief look at Labor Day holiday traffic crash statistics in Oregon since 1970 indicates:

* Fatalities average seven each year in Oregon over this holiday weekend.
* Since record-keeping began, more than 280 people have died during this holiday period, making it the second deadliest major holiday of the year.
* Alcohol is a contributing factor in over half of the traffic fatal crashes.
* The highest number of traffic fatalities occurred in 1978 when 17 people died.
* Oregon has never experienced a fatal-free Labor Day holiday weekend. Single fatality reporting periods occurred in 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2010.

The Oregon State Police, Oregon State Sheriff's Association, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, and Oregon Department of Transportation offer the following safety reminders for holiday travel:

* Be watchful for emergency vehicles and workers. MOVE OVER if you are approaching any type of emergency vehicle, tow truck or roadside assistance vehicle which is stopped on the roadside with emergency lights activated.
* Get rested before you are tested. Fatigued drivers are more frequent during holiday weekends because of increased travel and activity. Allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
* Stay up to date on road conditions by visiting TripCheck.com or calling 5-1-1. Outside Oregon, dial (503) 588-2941. In work zones, even when workers are not present, all speed limits still apply and fines double. Inactive work zones still have equipment, detours, and incomplete changes in the roadway so drivers need to slow down and be alert.
* Share the road. Watch for bicyclists and pedestrians, especially at night. Bicyclists and pedestrians need to make sure motorists can see them, and motorists needs to make sure they are seen.
* Watch out for motorcyclists, especially if the weather is nice.
* Buckle up every trip, every time. Be sure to use child safety seats correctly.
* Avoid distractions; don't use a mobile device while driving.
* Drive sober or let someone who is sober drive.

Everyone is urged to play an important part in keeping our highways and city streets safe by immediately reporting aggressive, dangerous, and intoxicated drivers to the Oregon State Police at 1-800-24DRUNK (1-800-243-7865) or call 9-1-1.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 near Wolf Creek in Josephine County

FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - INTERSTATE 5 NEAR WOLF CREEK IN JOSEPHINE COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: August 31st, 2014 8:12 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon's single vehicle fatal traffic crash tht occurred along Interstate 5 at the Speaker Road interchange near Wolf Creek. The crash resulted in the death of a Winchester, Oregon man.

According to Sergeant Brandon Boice, on August 30, 2014 at approximately 4:08 p.m., a 1998 Toyota pickup driven by TERRY RAY ACKROYD, age 40, from Winchester, was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 78 when it left the freeway and rolled, ending up about 100 feet off the roadway.

ACKROYD was partially ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency responders. He was using safety restraints.

According to witnesses, the pickup was being operated recklessly at a high rate of speed just prior to the crash.

OSP troopers from the Grants Pass office are continuing the investigation. OSP was assisted at the scene by local emergency responders. No lanes were closed during the investigation.

No photographs available for this release.

This was the second fatal traffic crash investigated by OSP troopers during the Labor Day holiday weekend that runs through 11:59 p.m., September 1. According to ODOT's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a brief look at Labor Day holiday traffic crash statistics in Oregon since 1970 indicates:

* Fatalities average seven each year in Oregon over this holiday weekend.
* Since record-keeping began, more than 280 people have died during this holiday period, making it the second deadliest major holiday of the year.
* Alcohol is a contributing factor in over half of the traffic fatal crashes.
* The highest number of traffic fatalities occurred in 1978 when 17 people died.
* Oregon has never experienced a fatal-free Labor Day holiday weekend. Single fatality reporting periods occurred in 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2010.

The Oregon State Police, Oregon State Sheriff's Association, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, and Oregon Department of Transportation offer the following safety reminders for holiday travel:

* Be watchful for emergency vehicles and workers. MOVE OVER if you are approaching any type of emergency vehicle, tow truck or roadside assistance vehicle which is stopped on the roadside with emergency lights activated.
* Get rested before you are tested. Fatigued drivers are more frequent during holiday weekends because of increased travel and activity. Allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
* Stay up to date on road conditions by visiting TripCheck.com or calling 5-1-1. Outside Oregon, dial (503) 588-2941. In work zones, even when workers are not present, all speed limits still apply and fines double. Inactive work zones still have equipment, detours, and incomplete changes in the roadway so drivers need to slow down and be alert.
* Share the road. Watch for bicyclists and pedestrians, especially at night. Bicyclists and pedestrians need to make sure motorists can see them, and motorists needs to make sure they are seen.
* Watch out for motorcyclists, especially if the weather is nice.
* Buckle up every trip, every time. Be sure to use child safety seats correctly.
* Avoid distractions; don't use a mobile device while driving.
* Drive sober or let someone who is sober drive.

Everyone is urged to play an important part in keeping our highways and city streets safe by immediately reporting aggressive, dangerous, and intoxicated drivers to the Oregon State Police at 1-800-24DRUNK (1-800-243-7865) or call 9-1-1.

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Police respond to stabbing in St. Johns neighborhood

POLICE RESPOND TO STABBING IN ST. JOHNS NEIGHBORHOOD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 31st, 2014 7:40 AM
The morning, August 31st, 2014, at 506 a.m., North Precinct police responded to a stabbing call near the 8000 block of N. Richmond. Officers have arrived and are investigating the call. Initial reports indicate that an individual was stabbed, suffering non-life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to an area hospital.

Initial reports indicate that the stabbing may be associated with a robbery, however, the incident is still under investigation. There is no suspect information at this time.
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Update #2: Victim Identified / Photos - Fatal Bicycle-Involved Hit & Run Crash - Highway 30 west of Rainier in Columbia County (Photo)

UPDATE #2: VICTIM IDENTIFIED / PHOTOS - FATAL BICYCLE-INVOLVED HIT & RUN CRASH - HIGHWAY 30 WEST OF RAINIER IN COLUMBIA COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: August 31st, 2014 1:34 AM
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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Columbia Co unty Sheriff's Office and Rainier Police Department, are investigating a Saturday afternoon fatal hit and run crash along Highway 30 just west of Rainier in which a bicyclist was killed. The name of the victim is released in this update.

On August 30, 2014 at approximately 2:56 p.m., a report was received of a hit & run crash in which a pickup struck a bicycle along the westbound lanes of Highway 30 near milepost 50 just west of Rainier. A few minutes later the suspect vehicle was stopped by an OSP trooper near milepost 55 and the driver detained.

Emergency responders arriving on scene of where the bicyclist was reportedly struck confirmed the bicycle rider was deceased after coming to rest off the highway down an embankment. The victim is identified as Peter Michael Linden, age 74, from St. Helens. He was wearing a helmet.

The driver is identified as Kristopher Lee Woodruff, age 34, from Vernonia. Woodruff displayed a North Dakota identification card showing a Minot address. He was lodged in Columbia County Jail for Manslaughter in the First Degree, Felony Hit & Run, and a misdemeanor warrant out of Washington County for Fail to Appear.

Initial investigation indicates Woodruff was driving westbound and became distracted while looking at a text message on his phone. His vehicle traveled onto the shoulder where it struck the adult male bicyclist. Woodruff, who does not have a valid license, continued driving without stopping at the scene until stopped by OSP.

The Columbia County District Attorney's Office was notified and is assisting with the investigation.

The westbound lane was blocked during scene investigation.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Update: Fatal Bicycle-Involved Hit & Run Crash - Highway 30 west of Rainier in Columbia County

UPDATE: FATAL BICYCLE-INVOLVED HIT & RUN CRASH - HIGHWAY 30 WEST OF RAINIER IN COLUMBIA COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: August 30th, 2014 8:43 PM
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Columbia County Sheriff's Office and Rainier Police Department, are investigating a Saturday afternoon fatal hit and run crash along Highway 30 just west of Rainier in which a bicyclist was killed. The name of the driver arrested by OSP is released in this update but victim's name won't be released until Sunday.

On August 30, 2014 at approximately 2:56 p.m., a report was received of a hit & run crash in which a pickup struck a bicycle along the westbound lanes of Highway 30 near milepost 50 just west of Rainier. A few minutes later the suspect vehicle was stopped by an OSP trooper near milepost 55 and the driver detained.

Emergency responders arriving on scene of where the bicyclist was reportedly struck confirmed the bicycle rider was deceased after coming to rest off the highway down an embankment.

The driver is identified as Kristopher Lee Woodruff, age 34, from Vernonia. He was lodged in Columbia County Jail for Manslaughter in the First Degree, Felony Hit & Run, and a misdemeanor warrant out of Washington County for Fail to Appear.

Initial investigation indicates Woodruff was driving westbound and became distracted while looking at a text message on his phone. His vehicle traveled onto the shoulder where it struck the adult male bicyclist. Woodruff, who does not have a valid license, continued driving without stopping at the scene.

The Columbia County District Attorney's Office was notified and is assisting with the investigation.

The westbound lane was blocked during scene investigation.

No other information expected to be released tonight. No photographs for this release.

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WLPD Officers work ODOT traffic safety grants

WLPD OFFICERS WORK ODOT TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANTS


News Release from West Linn Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: August 30th, 2014 5:47 PM
WLPD Officers will perform enhanced DUII focused patrols looking for drivers operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The goal of this campaign is to save lives by removing impaired drivers from the streets.

Nationally in 2012, Labor Day weekend (6 p.m. Friday to 5:59 a.m. Tuesday) saw 147 drunk-driving fatalities. To put it in perspective, throughout the year someone is killed in an alcohol-impaired-driving crash every 51 minutes, on average. Over the Labor Day weekend, that statistic jumps to one alcohol-impaired-driving fatality every 34 minutes. And not surprisingly, nighttime is the worst, with almost half (46%) of all nighttime (6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.) traffic fatalities involving a drunk driver during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

The Labor Day DUII campaign is designed to deter people from driving while impaired by implementing high-visibility enforcement and increasing the number of officers on the streets who are assertively seeking to identify and stop impaired drivers.

Ways to prevent impaired driving:

* Stop alcohol service long before the event is over.
* Prepare for guests to stay the night or assist with calling for cab service.
* Choose a responsible designated driver.
* Serve plenty of food to lessen the effects of alcohol.
* Offer a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages.
* Report impaired drivers by calling 911.

Grant funds from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact support these extra high-visibility DUII patrols.
WLPD Officers performing enhanced DUII patrols over the 4th of July holiday this year made 4 DUII arrests. An additional ODOT grant is funding enhanced seat belt patrols August 25th through September 7th.
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Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police: Fatal Crash I-5 SB MP 76 north of Grants Pass. 1 vehicle off hwy. No blockage reported. Info to be released later after initial investigation.

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CCSO:Investigation of a collision involving a TriMet bus and a pedestrian (Photo)

CCSO:INVESTIGATION OF A COLLISION INVOLVING A TRIMET BUS AND A PEDESTRIAN (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 30th, 2014 3:59 PM
Downloadable file: TriMet Crsh 2
Downloadable file: TriMet Crash 1
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On August 30, 2014 at approximately 8:10 a.m. deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of pedestrian struck by a TriMet bus. The collision occurred at the Clackamas Town Center Transit Center MAX Station.

A TriMet bus was reported to be turning from the Clackamas Town Center parking lot to the TriMet garage entrance at the end of the MAX Green Line. At the same time a pedestrian was reported to have been riding a skateboard down the ramp from the MAX platform to the west. Initial reports are the pedestrian made a sudden turn from the sidewalk to the north and crossed in front of the bus. The bus struck the pedestrian which caused significant injury to the pedestrian and damage to the front of the bus on the passenger side.

The Clackamas County Collision Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) responded to investigate the collision. The CRAFT unit investigates fatal and serious-injury crashes in Clackamas County. This collision is currently under investigation.

The pedestrian was taken to an area hospital by American Medical Response ambulance where his current condition is unknown. The pedestrian has been identified as John Alan Wilson, 29, of Gresham.
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Fatal Bicycle-Involved Hit & Run Crash - Highway 30 west of Rainier in Columbia County

FATAL BICYCLE-INVOLVED HIT & RUN CRASH - HIGHWAY 30 WEST OF RAINIER IN COLUMBIA COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: August 30th, 2014 3:28 PM
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Columbia County Sheriff's Office, are investigating a Saturday afternoon fatal hit and run crash along Highway 30 just west of Rainier in which a bicyclist was killed. No names are released at this time and the suspect is in custody.

Preliminary information indicates on August 30, 2014 at approximately 2:56 p.m., a report was received of a hit & run crash in which a pickup struck a bicycle along the westbound lanes of Highway 30 near milepost 50 just west of Rainier. A few minutes later the suspect vehicle was stopped by an OSP trooper near milepost 55 and the driver detained.

Emergency responders arriving on scene of where the bicyclist was reportedly struck confirmed the bicycle rider was deceased after coming to rest off the highway.

The Columbia County District Attorney's Office was notified and will assist investigators are needed.

The westbound lane is reported blocked but traffic is getting around the scene. Traffic updates can be monitored on ODOT's website TripCheck.com.

No names or other information expected to be released until later tonight.

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CCSO:Investigaion of a collision involving a TriMet bus and a pedestrian

CCSO:INVESTIGAION OF A COLLISION INVOLVING A TRIMET BUS AND A PEDESTRIAN


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 30th, 2014 3:09 PM
On August 30, 2014 at approximately 8:10 a.m. deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of pedestrian struck by a TriMet bus. The collision occurred at the Clackamas Town Center Transit Center MAX Station.

A TriMet bus was reported to be turning from the Clackamas Town Center parking lot to the TriMet garage entrance at the end of the MAX Green Line. At the same time a pedestrian was reported to have been riding a skateboard down the ramp from the MAX platform to the west. Initial reports are the pedestrian made a sudden turn from the sidewalk to the north and crossed in front of the bus. The bus struck the pedestrian which caused significant injury to the pedestrian and damage to the front of the bus on the passenger side.

The Clackamas County Collision Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) responded to investigate the collision. The CRAFT unit investigates fatal and serious-injury crashes in Clackamas County. This collision is currently under investigation.

The pedestrian was taken to an area hospital by American Medical Response ambulance where his current condition is unknown. The pedestrian has been identified as John Alan Wilson, 29, of Gresham.
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Deputies and Detectives on scene of Death Investigation (Photo)

DEPUTIES AND DETECTIVES ON SCENE OF DEATH INVESTIGATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 30th, 2014 2:14 PM
Downloadable file: Nevada St Scene
Downloadable file: Chandra Donohoe
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Marion County Detectives have identified the deceased person found in the 4800 Block of Nevada St NE on 8/29/14. The deceased is identified as 25 year old Chandra Donohoe and was last seen in the Salem area on 8/21/14.

Detectives are asking for the publics help and would like to talk to anyone who had contact with or has seen Chandra since 8/21/14. If you have any information, please contact Detective Nancy Hubbard at 503-932-3290 or Marion County Dispatch at 503-588-5032.

The cause of death has not been determined. No further details will be released at this time but an autopsy will be conducted in the next couple of days.

Attached is a photograph of Chandra.


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Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of dead body in the 4800 Block of Nevada St NE. A citizen reported seeing the body off to the side of the road as they drove by and called the Sheriff's Office at approximately 6:15 p.m. Deputies and fire personnel arrived, verified there was a body and requested detectives as well as the Medical Examiner and Deputy District Attorney respond. This is normal procedure for these types of cases.

At this time it is too early in the investigation to determine gender of the deceased or if they died of natural causes. Detectives will continue with this investigation a long with the State Medical Examiner which will be doing an autopsy next week sometime. We are not releasing any further details at this time.
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Deputies and Detectives on scene of Death Investigation (Photo)

DEPUTIES AND DETECTIVES ON SCENE OF DEATH INVESTIGATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 30th, 2014 1:44 PM
Downloadable file: Nevada St Scene
Downloadable file: Chandra Donohoe
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Marion County Detectives have identified the deceased person found in the 4800 Block of Nevada St NE on 8/29/14. The deceased is identified as 25 year old Chandra Donohoe and was last seen in the Salem area on 8/21/14.

Detectives are asking for the publics help and would like to talk to anyone who had contact with or has seen Chandra since 8/21/14. If you have any information, please contact Detective Nancy Hubbard at 503-932-3290 or Marion County Dispatch at 503-588-5032.

The cause of death has not been determined. No further details will be released at this time but an autopsy will be conducted in the next couple of days.

Attached is a photograph of Chandra.


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Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of dead body in the 4800 Block of Nevada St NE. A citizen reported seeing the body off to the side of the road as they drove by and called the Sheriff's Office at approximately 6:15 p.m. Deputies and fire personnel arrived, verified there was a body and requested detectives as well as the Medical Examiner and Deputy District Attorney respond. This is normal procedure for these types of cases.

At this time it is too early in the investigation to determine gender of the deceased or if they died of natural causes. Detectives will continue with this investigation a long with the State Medical Examiner which will be doing an autopsy next week sometime. We are not releasing any further details at this time.
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Correction: Two Gang-Related Overnight Shootings - One Injured (Photo)

CORRECTION: TWO GANG-RELATED OVERNIGHT SHOOTINGS - ONE INJURED (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 30th, 2014 8:25 AM
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This call occurred at 11:34 p.m. We apologize for the error.

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On Friday August 29, 2014, at 11:34 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a large, loud house party at a residence in the 9800 block of Northwest Engleman Street.

As officers were still en route to the party, additional information was received that gunshots were possibly fired at the party.

Officers arrived and did not locate any gunshot victims, evidence of gunfire or cooperative witnesses.

On Friday August 28, 2014, at 11:41 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the area of Northeast Jessup Street and Garfield Avenue on the report of multiple gunshots heard in the street.

Officers arrived in the area and located the remnants of a large house party just East of the location where evidence of gunfire was located by police.

No gunshot victims were located at the scene or arrived at any Portland hospitals. Officers determined that several people in the area had gang-ties so the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to continue the investigation.

Two businesses in the 5600 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard suffered damage as a result of the shooting.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., a male adult arrived at a Portland hospital suffering from a single, non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Officers returned to the residence on Northwest Engleman Street and located evidence of gunfire that was previously undiscovered.

GET investigators do not yet know if the two shootings are connected and the investigations are continuing to develop.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

Gun crimes in progress should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Sunday August 31

ACTING PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER (PIO) UNTIL SUNDAY AUGUST 31


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 30th, 2014 8:00 AM
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau, today until Sunday August 31 at 9:00 a.m.

Sgt. Stewart can be reached by email, greg.stewart@portlandoregon.gov, or via the media-only pager for urgent breaking news.

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Two Gang-Related Overnight Shootings - One Injured (Photo)

TWO GANG-RELATED OVERNIGHT SHOOTINGS - ONE INJURED (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 30th, 2014 8:00 AM
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On Friday August 29, 2014, at 11:34 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a large, loud house party at a residence in the 9800 block of Northwest Engleman Street.

As officers were still en route to the party, additional information was received that gunshots were possibly fired at the party.

Officers arrived and did not locate any gunshot victims, evidence of gunfire or cooperative witnesses.

On Friday August 28, 2014, at 11:41 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the area of Northeast Jessup Street and Garfield Avenue on the report of multiple gunshots heard in the street.

Officers arrived in the area and located the remnants of a large house party just East of the location where evidence of gunfire was located by police.

No gunshot victims were located at the scene or arrived at any Portland hospitals. Officers determined that several people in the area had gang-ties so the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) responded to continue the investigation.

Two businesses in the 5600 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard suffered damage as a result of the shooting.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., a male adult arrived at a Portland hospital suffering from a single, non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Officers returned to the residence on Northwest Engleman Street and located evidence of gunfire that was previously undiscovered.

GET investigators do not yet know if the two shootings are connected and the investigations are continuing to develop.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

Gun crimes in progress should immediately be reported to 9-1-1.

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Family of Four Displaced by Early Morning Mobile Home Fire (Photo)

FAMILY OF FOUR DISPLACED BY EARLY MORNING MOBILE HOME FIRE (PHOTO)


News Release from Hillsboro Fire and Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: August 30th, 2014 3:53 AM
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Hillsboro, Oregon - Early this morning three adults and a child were displaced by a fire in their mobile home. One of the residents was transported by Metro West Ambulance to the Oregon Burn Center for treatment of burns that he sustained while attempting to re-enter the home.

The fire was reported to 9-1-1 dispatchers at 1:06am and the first engine company to arrive from the Main Station #1 found flames coming through the windows on both sides of the single wide mobile home located at 640 SE 3rd Ave. Firefighters quickly attacked the active fire on the front deck and inside the front room of the home. Firefighters had the fire extinguished within 10 minutes of their arrival.

Witnesses told investigators that one of the residents and his 2 ?1/2 year old nephew were on the front deck of the home when they saw smoke and flames just inside the front door. The man was injured as he attempted to re-enter the home to look for the family dog. It was later discovered that the dog had gotten out safely. The boy's parents were not home at the time the fire broke out.

Hillsboro Fire Investigators determine the cause of the fire to be electrical in nature. The mobile home is a total loss. The Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the family with temporary housing and essentials.

Eighteen personnel from Hillsboro Fire & Rescue responded to the fire. No firefighter injuries were reported.


Hillsboro Fire and Rescue reminds citizens that once safely evacuated, don't go back inside.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - No Injuries

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND'S CULLY NEIGHBORHOOD - NO INJURIES


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2014 10:55 PM
This evening, Friday August 29, 2014, at 10:19 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 5900 block of Northeast Mason Street on the report of a shooting.

Multiple officers arrived in the area and learned that someone fired a gun then possibly ran towards a nearby residence.

No gunshot victims have been located and based on preliminary investigation, there does not appear to be any danger to the public.

Officers are continuing to investigate the incident.

No arrests have been made at this time.

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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to an apartment fire in SW

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO AN APARTMENT FIRE IN SW


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2014 9:18 PM
Firefighters are still on scene (1218 SW Washington) of an apartment fire at the Rosenbaum Plaza Apartments. The fire came in just before 8 PM. The fire originated on the 5th floor and was contained to the unit by an activated sprinkler system. Residents were evacuated while fire crews made sure that the fire didn't spread. A couple of the units suffered water damage and the residents will be assisted by Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and no one was injured during this incident.
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Deputies and Detectives on scene of Death Investigation (Photo)

DEPUTIES AND DETECTIVES ON SCENE OF DEATH INVESTIGATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2014 8:46 PM
Downloadable file: Nevada St Scene
Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of dead body in the 4800 Block of Nevada St NE. A citizen reported seeing the body off to the side of the road as they drove by and called the Sheriff's Office at approximately 6:15 p.m. Deputies and fire personnel arrived, verified there was a body and requested detectives as well as the Medical Examiner and Deputy District Attorney respond. This is normal procedure for these types of cases.

At this time it is too early in the investigation to determine gender of the deceased or if they died of natural causes. Detectives will continue with this investigation a long with the State Medical Examiner which will be doing an autopsy next week sometime. We are not releasing any further details at this time.
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Deputies and Detectives on scene of Death Investigation (Photo)

DEPUTIES AND DETECTIVES ON SCENE OF DEATH INVESTIGATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2014 8:43 PM
Downloadable file: Nevada St Scene
Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of dead body in the 4800 Block of Nevada St NE. A citizen reported seeing the body off to the side of the road as they drove by and called the Sheriff's Office at approximately 6:15 p.m. Deputies and fire personnel arrived, verified there was a body and requested detectives as well as the Medical Examiner and Deputy District Attorney respond. This is normal procedure for these types of cases.

At this time it is too early in the investigation to determine gender of the deceased or if they died of natural causes. We will not be releasing any further details but a follow up release will likely be out early in the week.
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Sheriff's Office Sponsored Mass Casualty Training (Photo)

SHERIFF'S OFFICE SPONSORED MASS CASUALTY TRAINING (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2014 4:46 PM
Downloadable file: TRAINING PHOTO
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August 29, 2014--The Washington County Sheriff's Office sponsored a multi-agency training event in partnership with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue (TVF&R) and Metro West Ambulance.

From August 25th through August 27th, 2014, the Sheriff's Office sponsored mass-casualty training at the Village Baptist Church on NW Murray Boulevard. All Washington County law enforcement agencies were invited as well as widespread participation from TVF&R and Metro West Ambulance.

First responders have learned many lessons from recent tragic events, including the importance of timely care for injured victims and the efficient coordination between law enforcement and medical responders.

For the last 15 years, the Washington County Sheriff's Office has been training deputies
and other law enforcement agencies in active threat response to identify and quickly stop
a threat, particularly in a public environment.

During this intensive three day training, the Sheriff's Office and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue (TVF&R) shared their collective knowledge, experience and each agencies emergency procedures to ensure a seamless response to any mass casualty event.

Washington County first responders have previously participated in extensive training in active threat and catastrophic situations. This training focused on a mass casualty event in both an indoor and outdoor business environment. There was an emphasis on securing the scene and providing safe expedited medical assistance and transportation.

The Sheriff's Office and TVF&R are pleased to have this opportunity to train together to
provide improved services to the citizens of Washington County. We would like to thank the many volunteer role players and the Village Baptist Church for generously allowing the use of their buildings to facilitate the training in a real-life environment.

The Sheriff's Office urges anyone who hears of or has knowledge of someone talking
about harming others to please notify their local law enforcement.
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The Oregon National Guard wraps up a busy week, busy summer (Photo)

THE OREGON NATIONAL GUARD WRAPS UP A BUSY WEEK, BUSY SUMMER (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Military Department
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2014 4:45 PM
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SALEM, Oregon -- The Oregon National Guard finished out a busy summer with accolades and a high-profile visit from representatives of the Vietnam National Committee for Search and Rescue (VINASARCOM).

A delegation from the Vietnam National Committee for Search and Rescue (VINASARCOM), visited Oregon National Guard facilities throughout the state, with a focus on the state's domestic emergency response mission. Monday kicked off with a visit to the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, and concluded with a visit to Camp Rilea, where delegates observed a domestic response evaluation exercise by the Oregon National Guard's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP). The delegates would go on to visit the Joint Operations Center and Oregon Office of Emergency Management in Salem, Oregon, and the Portland Office of Emergency Management in Portland, Oregon. The visit was in conjunction with the Oregon National Guard's ongoing State Partnership Program. Oregon is also partnered with the country of Bangladesh.

The last week of August saw Oregon Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen Airmen of the CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) participating in an evaluation exercise, Aug. 25-28, at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore. Inspectors from the National Guard Bureau, subject matter experts, and Joint Interagency Training and Education Center (JITEC), rated the Oregon National Guard's CERFP unit one of "the best in the nation," following a week-long exercise which culminated in an inspection on Aug. 28. Results from the inspection are due out later this fall.

An Oregon National Guard team participated in the annual 197-mile Hood to Coast relay race, which starts at Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood, and ends on the beach at Seaside, Ore. The annual event draws competitive teams from across the country. Proceeds from this year's event went to the Providence Cancer Research Center.

Oregon Symphony concert-goers at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon, were given a special treat when the Oregon Symphony concluded Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture with real canons! Citizen-Soldiers of the 2-218th Field Artillery Battalion fired 109mm Howitzers as the grand finale to the concert. The free event, in its 18th year, also hosted classical music selections played by the Oregon National Guard's 234 Army Band, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Hillsboro Mariachi Una Voz, BRAVO Youth Orchestra, Portland Youth Philharmonic, the Portland Taiko Drum troop, and the Oregon Symphony, featuring performances by the Portland Opera and Oregon Ballet Theater. The event also featured a live fireworks display.

Earlier this summer, the Oregon National Guard wished Citizen-Soldiers a farewell, as they mobilized for duty in Afghanistan. Members of units from the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team held separate mobilization ceremonies throughout the state, as family, friends, community members and Oregon National Guard leadership attended the events. The 234th Engineer Company also mobilized for duty in Kuwait.

Citizen Soldiers from various Oregon Army National Guard units participated in their annual training event, held in June, at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington. Soldiers from the 2-218th Field Artillery Battalion, 162nd Engineer Company, 141st Brigade Support Battalion and other elements within the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team and 1249th Engineer Battalion converged on the training site to conduct live-fire exercises, and practice what Command Sergeant Major Michael R. Polley, 1249th Engineer Battalion Command Sergeant Major, called a "culmination of a year's worth of training."

In two separate large-scale fires in Oregon, aviation assets including CH-47 Chinook, HH-60 Blackhawk, and UH-72 Lakota helicopters, were brought to the fight during what forest fire managers called one of the worst fire seasons in Oregon in recent history. Some of the more serious fires occurred near Grants Pass and Ashland, Oregon.

Once again, Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen of the Oregon National Guard served and sacrificed in their communities, state, nation, and around the globe - proving once again the National Guard mantra, "When we are needed, We are there!"


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Oregon Army National Guard Capt. Thanh Vo (far left), Search and Extraction Commander for Oregon's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), briefs a delegation from Vietnam's National Committee for Search and Rescue (VINASARCOM) during a tour of the unit's annual certification training exercise, Aug. 25, at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore. The delegation visited Oregon National Guard facilities throughout the state to gain an understanding of Oregon's emergency and disaster response preparedness in conjunction with the State Partnership Program. The Oregon National Guard is partnered with both Bangladesh and Vietnam's VINASARCOM through its State Partnership Program. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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A search and extraction team carries a victim away from a five-story tower in the state's newest "rubble pile" during a week-long evaluation exercise for the Oregon National Guard's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), held at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore., Aug. 27. Approximately 200 Oregon Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen participated in the exercise, practicing incident site search and rescue, medical triage, and decontamination. Earlier this year, the unit worked alongside the Hawaii National Guard CERFP during the Vigilant Guard Exercise held in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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The Oregon National Guard Hood to Coast team finishes the 197-mile course at Seaside, Ore., the last week of August, 2014. Proceeds from the annual race, which starts at Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood, and ends at the Broadway Avenue turnaround in Seaside, go to various charities in the region. Photo courtesy of the Oregon National Guard.

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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with the 2-218 Field Artillery Battalion, fire a volley using 109mm Howitzer canons, during the playing of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, during the Oregon Symphony's Waterfront Concert, held Aug. 28 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Ore. The annual event also featured the Oregon National Guard's 234 Army Band, and several other local classical performers. Photo by Spc. Matthew Burnett, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry, of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, stand in formation during the unit's mobilization ceremony, held July 18, at the McNeal Pavilion, Southern Oregon University, in Ashland, Ore. The unit is scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan to provide security missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit is commanded by Lt. Col. Noel Hoback and Command Sgt. Maj. Brad Huppunen. Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Oregon Army National Guard Spc. Cody Shepherd (left), and Private 1st Class Jordan Pena (right), both of Alpha Battery, 2-218 Field Artillery, fire a 105mm round during their unit's annual training at Yakima Training Center, Wash., June 23. Shepherd, from Milwaukie, Ore. Shepherd, who is from Milwaukie, Ore., and Pena, of Portland, Ore., are joined on their gun crew by Gun Crew Section Chief Staff Sgt. Jonathan Stocker; Ammunition Team Chief, Sgt. David Tully of Gresham, Ore.; Assistant Gunner, Private 1st Class Jordan Pena of Portland, Ore.; and Gunner Spc. William McKnight. McKnight completed the Oregon National Guard's Air Assault Course--an intensive week-long competition which challenges Oregon's best of the best in air assault operations, sling-load operations, and rappelling, enabling participants to perform skills required to make maximum use of helicopter assets in training and in combat to support their unit operations. Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office.

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An Oregon Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter drops water on a fire in support of fire suppression efforts at the Logging Unit fire west of Madras, Ore., July 20. The "Bambi" bucket used on the Chinook helicopters can carry up to 1,500 gallons of water. Two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters of the Oregon Army National Guard arrived at the Madras Airport, July 19, to assist local authorities in suppressing the wildfire west of Madras, Ore. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.
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Future of Public Health Task Force invites public comment on draft implementation proposal

FUTURE OF PUBLIC HEALTH TASK FORCE INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT ON DRAFT IMPLEMENTATION PROPOSAL


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2014 4:44 PM
August 29, 2014

The Task Force on the Future of Public Health seeks public comment on its draft implementation proposal.

The public comment deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, September 5. Comments submitted will be discussed at the September 10 task force meeting.

Public comment on the draft implementation proposal should be submitted by email to Future.Taskforce@dhsoha.state.or.us. The proposal can be found after 6 p.m. Friday, August 29, on the task force's website at http://public.health.oregon.gov/About/TaskForce/.

For more information about the meeting, contact Michael Tynan at 971-673-1282.

About the task force

The Task Force on the Future of Public Health was created by Oregon HB 2348A to study the regionalization and consolidation of public health services, and the future of public health services in Oregon to make recommendations for legislation.

The task force is made up of 15 members appointed by the Legislature, the Governor, and the directors of the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Human Services.

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-----REMINDER-----Deputies Provide Enhanced DUII and Seatbelt Patrol This Holiday Period

-----REMINDER-----DEPUTIES PROVIDE ENHANCED DUII AND SEATBELT PATROL THIS HOLIDAY PERIOD


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2014 4:44 PM
Sheriff's Deputies are continuing the seatbelt blitz and the DUII saturation patrols. Deputies are reminding drivers to buckle up and drive sober.

ORIGINAL RELEASE BELOW:

August 13, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies will provide extra patrols on Washington County roadways to enhance safety for the extended Labor Day holiday period.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day holiday. The Labor Day holiday period is one of the most dangerous holidays for crashes due to heavily traveled roadways in combination with impaired and aggressive drivers.

In addition to extra patrols focused on impaired driving over the holiday period, deputies will also focus on aggressive drivers. Sheriff's Deputies will be looking for drivers that are speeding, following too closely, and distracted while using mobile communication devices.

Deputies will be providing extra DUII patrol from August 15, 2014 through September 2, 2014. There will also be a Three Flags Seatbelt Blitz beginning August 25, 2014 and continuing through September 7, 2014. The results will be provided at the conclusion of these traffic safety missions

Washington County Sheriff's Deputies regularly respond to traffic related incidents that could have been avoided if all drivers were safe and considerate. Deputies are reminding drivers to slow down, avoid distractions, allow adequate following distances, wear their seatbelt, and secure children in properly fitted child restraints. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommendation for child passenger's link is attached. http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS

Please be safe and considerate while enjoying the holiday.
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Public Health Advisory Board to meet September 5 in Portland

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD TO MEET SEPTEMBER 5 IN PORTLAND


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2014 2:43 PM
August 29, 2014

What: The Public Health Advisory Board's quarterly public meeting.

Agenda: Appointment of nominating committee for board chair and vice chair; Public Health Division update; Future of Public Health Task Force update; follow-up to PHAB priorities discussion in June; emerging issues discussion; cultural competency assessment; and Strategic Plan update.

When: Friday, September 5, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The public comment period is at noon. All comments are limited to three minutes.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1A, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland.

Oregon's Public Health Advisory Board advises the Oregon Health Authority on policy matters related to public health programs, reviews statewide public health issues and participates in public health policy development.

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations by calling OHA at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Beaverton's Human Rights Advisory Commission Continues Series of Cultural Conversations

BEAVERTON'S HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISORY COMMISSION CONTINUES SERIES OF CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2014 2:32 PM
The City of Beaverton's Human Rights Advisory Commission (HRAC) will continue its Cultural Conversations series with a multicultural panel representing four communities of color from Oregon. The next Cultural Conversation will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Beaverton City Library (12375 5th Street) in the Cathy Stanton Lobby Conference Room.

The Cultural Conversations series, now in its fourth year, encourages local residents from communities of color to share their experiences with the community.

"Beaverton is one of the most culturally diverse cities in Oregon," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "One in four of our residents was born outside of the United States. This important series encourages our diverse residents to share their voice. By listening and learning, we can move forward together and become an even more welcoming community."

Panelists will include: Zaha Hassan, a Palestinian-American Muslim and founder of Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights; Adam Horbachuk, a resident of Hispanic heritage who recently moved to Beaverton from Springfield, Oregon; Lina Cockrell, a retired financial analyst/contracting officer for the US Bankruptcy Court of Oregon of Filipino background; and, Mark Lewis, an African American Senior Finance Manager at Multnomah County Health Department who has a graduate certificate in Leadership Development for Minority Managers.

"We learn so much when we hear the stories of people from minority populations who have moved to Beaverton," said HRAC Chair, Esther Griffin. "Understanding their experiences and feelings allows us to become better neighbors and strengthens our community. Please join us for this Cultural Conversation."

The commission's regular business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Cultural Conversation immediately following at 7:30 p.m.

HRAC's mission is to safeguard the rights of all residents and promote mutual understanding. HRAC helps residents and government in the City of Beaverton to embrace and celebrate diversity, eliminate bigotry and enhance a sense of community.

For more information about HRAC, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/HRAC or call Esther Griffin at 503-526-2569.

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LaPine Woman Cited For Arson After Several Small Fires Found in Neighborhood west of Highway 31 in North Klamath County

LAPINE WOMAN CITED FOR ARSON AFTER SEVERAL SMALL FIRES FOUND IN NEIGHBORHOOD WEST OF HIGHWAY 31 IN NORTH KLAMATH COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2014 2:07 PM
Oregon State Police (OSP) cited a LaPine-area woman for Arson in the First Degree Thursday evening after responding to reports of several small fires in Sun Forest Estates off Highway 31 in north Klamath County.

On August 28, 2014 at approximately 8:32 p.m., an OSP trooper responded to a report of a woman setting fires in Sun Forest Estates near Crosswood Road and Beechwood Drive west of Highway 31. Local residents found several small fires and extinguished them. Local firefighters responded to look for other possible fire starts and soaked the areas previously extinguished by residents.

An OSP trooper found GAIL B. THORPE, age 64, from LaPine, walking along an area road. Subsequent investigation confirmed THORPE started the small fires following a domestic argument. She was cited and released to appear in Klamath County Circuit Court for Arson in the First Degree.

No photographs available for this release.

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Heroin Drug Dealers arrest at Battle Ground home (Photo)

HEROIN DRUG DEALERS ARREST AT BATTLE GROUND HOME (PHOTO)


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2014 1:59 PM
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On 08/29/2014 at 1000hrs members of the Clark County Tactical Detective Unit, Clark County Major Crimes Unit, Vancouver Police Neighborhood Response Team and Department of Correction officers served a search warrant at 22713 NE 92nd Ave.

The Sheriff's Office Tactical Detective Unit initiated an investigation into heroin dealing after receiving information from community members that occupants were dealing heroin and lots of traffic going in and out of the residence at all hours of the day and night.

Detectives seized scales, packaging material, over $1,400 in cash as well as 45.3 grams of heroin and a small amount of methamphetamine.

The heroin has a street value of over $4,000. More importantly, the Sheriff's office, addressed concerns of the public and has shut down these street level dealers and hopefully stopped questionable traffic coming in and out of the residence.

While serving the search warrant a subject came onto the property ignoring the police cars, and uniformed detectives. We believe it was his intent to purchase heroin.

Arrested and charged with one count of Delivery of PCS Heroin each were:
Debbie A Denman (12/13/56) from Battle Ground, Washington.
Christopher M Bradley (05/01/81) from Battle Ground, Washington.

Other charges are pending and this investigation continues.

Sgt. Kevin Allais
Major Crimes Unit
Clark County Sheriff's Office
(360) 397-2020
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Heroin Drug Dealers arrest at Battle Ground home

HEROIN DRUG DEALERS ARREST AT BATTLE GROUND HOME


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2014 1:45 PM
On 08/29/2014 at 1000hrs members of the Clark County Tactical Detective Unit, Clark County Major Crimes Unit, Vancouver Police Neighborhood Response Team and Department of Correction officers served a search warrant at 22713 NE 92nd Ave.

The Sheriff's Office Tactical Detective Unit initiated an investigation into heroin dealing after receiving information from community members that occupants were dealing heroin and lots of traffic going in and out of the residence at all hours of the day and night.

Detectives seized scales, packaging material, over $1,400 in cash as well as 45.3 grams of heroin and a small amount of methamphetamine.

The heroin has a street value of over $4,000. More importantly, the Sheriff's office, addressed concerns of the public and has shut down these street level dealers and hopefully stopped questionable traffic coming in and out of the residence.

While serving the search warrant a subject came onto the property ignoring the police cars, and uniformed detectives. We believe it was his intent to purchase heroin.

Arrested and charged with one count of Delivery of PCS Heroin each were:
Debbie A Denman (12/13/56) from Battle Ground, Washington.
Christopher M Bradley (05/01/81) from Battle Ground, Washington.

Other charges are pending and this investigation continues.

Sgt. Kevin Allais
Major Crimes Unit
Clark County Sheriff's Office
(360) 397-2020
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Shot fired at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution results in inmate death (Photo)

SHOT FIRED AT EASTERN OREGON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION RESULTS IN INMATE DEATH (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2014 1:13 PM
Downloadable file: Jayson Matthew Withers
Today at approximately 9:00 a.m., an Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) Correctional Officer fired a shot to prevent imminent serious bodily injury to an inmate being assaulted at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI). Detectives from the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division, in cooperation with the Umatilla County District Attorney's Office and DOC, are conducting an investigation. The institution is currently on lockdown status and visiting is canceled until further notice.

The Correctional Officer fired the shot from a yard tower after two inmates who were assaulting a third inmate failed to disengage. Inmate Jayson Matthew Withers was hit, transported to a local hospital, and was pronounced deceased at approximately 9:21 a.m. Next of kin has been notified. The inmate who was being attacked was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries. The third inmate is currently in disciplinary segregation at EOCI. No other details or names are being released until authorized by the Umatilla County District Attorney.

Withers entered DOC custody on May 13, 2010, on three counts of robbery in the second degree, three counts of identity theft, and one count of negligent homicide out of Marion County. His earliest release date was Nov. 25, 2018.

EOCI is a medium-security prison located in Pendleton that houses approximately 1,600 men in custody. It provides a range of correctional services and programs, including education, treatment, mental health, and work opportunities. The buildings that make up EOCI were constructed in 1912 and 1913 and were originally used as a state mental hospital. After two years of renovation, EOCI received its first inmates in June 1985.

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Driver Facing Several Charges Following DUII-Involved Injury Crash - Interstate 5 near Cottage Grove

DRIVER FACING SEVERAL CHARGES FOLLOWING DUII-INVOLVED INJURY CRASH - INTERSTATE 5 NEAR COTTAGE GROVE


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2014 12:36 PM
A 36-year old Portland man is facing several charges following Friday morning's alcohol-involved two-vehicle injury traffic crash on Interstate 5 near Cottage Grove.

On August 29, 2014 at approximately 12:33 a.m., a 1999 Honda Civic driven by BENJAMIN V. REICKS, age 36, from Portland, was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 176 when it struck the rear of a 2012 Kia Soul driven by PATRICIA LEE, age 67, from Auburn, Washington. After impact, the Honda went off the roadway, damaged an ODOT exit sign and landed on its top.

Local emergency responders arrived on scene and transported both drivers to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with non-life threatening injuries.

Initial investigation led OSP to cited REICKS for DUII-Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.

Oregon State Police (OSP), Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and law enforcement agencies in Oregon are continuing a nationwide effort to prevent traffic crashes by targeting impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. The nationwide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign aims to keep those driving, riding or walking on or along our roadways safe.

Again this Labor Day holiday weekend - the second deadliest major holiday period for highway travelers in Oregon - OSP will put all available sworn personnel assigned to field operations on the road Friday, August 29, to supplement local highway safety efforts. OSP Field Operations Major Travis Hampton said troopers will target crash-causing violations, many of which have a nexus to fatal and serious injury collisions.

Last year during the 2012 Labor Holiday 78-hour reporting period, two people died in traffic crashes on Oregon roads and OSP troopers made 54 DUII arrests. This year's reporting period starts 6:00 p.m., Friday, August 29, and concludes Monday, 11:59 p.m., September 1.

Someone is killed on a road in the United States in an alcohol-impaired-driving crash every 51 minutes. Over the Labor Day weekend, that statistic jumps to one death nationally every 34 minutes. Since 1970, over half of Oregon's traffic fatalities during this holiday weekend were alcohol-involved.

Since August 15, Oregon troopers, deputies and city police officers have been targeting aggressive, dangerous, distracted, impaired and other drivers affecting safety on our roads. This "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign concludes at the end of the holiday period.

Drunk driving takes a particularly heavy toll during nighttime and among young drivers, and age group that is often most at risk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), among 18- to 34-year old drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes during the 2012 Labor Day weekend, almost half (45%) were alcohol-impaired. More than three-fourths of all drunken driving-related fatal crashes during the holiday weekend happened between 6:00 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. each day.

Everyone is urged to play an important part in keeping our highways and city streets safe by immediately reporting aggressive, dangerous, and intoxicated drivers to the Oregon State Police at 1-800-24DRUNK (1-800-243-7865) or call 9-1-1.

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Portland Fire & Rescue is on scene at a residential gas leak

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE IS ON SCENE AT A RESIDENTIAL GAS LEAK


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2014 12:27 PM
Firefighters were dispatched to the vicinity of 20Th Ave. and SE Taggart for a gas leak. The line was accidentally severed by someone digging. One home has been evacuated for precautionary reasons and NW Natural is en route. Fire crews will remain on scene until the incident is mitigated.

Remember to call 1-800-332-2344 (or 811) BEFORE you dig. The Utility Notification Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and accepts calls from contractors, homeowners, or anyone planning to dig. Locate requests are accepted over the phone, through a fax-a-locate program, or through the ITIC program. - See more at: http://www.callbeforeyoudig.org/oregon/index.asp#sthash.cmitb1NB.dpuf
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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to residential fire in SW Portland

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO RESIDENTIAL FIRE IN SW PORTLAND


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2014 11:25 AM
Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire (2529 SW Plum ct.) at 8:49 AM. The homeowner was outside and said that he tried to extinguish a small fire that started in his kitchen. Fire crews put the fire out and made sure that it didn't spread into the walls and the ceiling. The homeowner and his dog made it out of the house, but the man was transported to the hospital with smoke inhalation issues. A damage estimate is forthcoming.

Portland Fire & Rescue would like to remind all that cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S.

-Keep dishtowels, paper towels, pot holders, and combustible items away from stove burners.

-When cooking, stay in the kitchen and keep an eye on the stove.

-Don't wear loose sleeves over hot stove burners - they can melt, ignite, or catch on handles of pots and pans

-If a cooking fire starts, smother it with a pot lid. Never throw water on a grease fire, and do NOT try to pick up the pan.

-If fat or grease in a pan starts burning, quickly slide a lid over the pan to cover it completely and cut off the oxygen supply. Turn off the heat.

-If there's a fire, get out and stay out. Never go back into a burning home.

In the U.S., someone dies in a house fire every three hours. (United States Fire Administration [USFA])
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Volunteers Sought For City Boards and Commissions (Photo)

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR CITY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2014 9:52 AM
Downloadable file: The 2014 Diversity Advisory Board.
Downloadable file: Last year's volunteers at the November Visioning Clean up Day.
- Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 -

The Beaverton City Council is encouraging residents to apply for the city's boards and commissions. Many positions will soon become vacant when current terms expire in December. Most boards and commissions require a commitment of only a few hours each month.

Beaverton's 16 boards and commissions provide input on a variety of issues affecting the city--and allow residents to become more involved. Board and commission members advise policy makers about issues such as traffic, city planning, the library, the arts and city visioning.

"Our boards and commissions allow residents to use their unique perspectives and expertise to improve our community," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "I encourage anyone with an interest in improving their city to apply."

Applications are now being accepted for the following boards and commissions: Beaverton Arts Commission Board, Bicycle Advisory Committee, Board of Construction Appeals, Budget Committee, Citizens with Disabilities Advisory Committee, Beaverton Committee for Community Involvement, Diversity Advisory Board, Human Rights Advisory Commission, Library Advisory Board, Planning Commission, Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, Sister Cities Advisory Board, Social Services Funding Committee, Traffic Commission, Urban Renewal Advisory Committee and Visioning Advisory Committee.

Online applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. City Council will appoint members to terms varying in length from one to three years. Terms begin in January 2015.

Additional information and applications are available online at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Boards, in the city's Neighborhood Program Office (Suite 500) at The Beaverton Building (12725 SW Millikan Way), or by contacting Miles Glowacki at 503-526-3706 or by e-mail at mglowacki@BeavertonOregon.gov.

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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