Friday, July 31, 2015

Red Cross provides assistance after home fire in Union OR

RED CROSS PROVIDES ASSISTANCE AFTER HOME FIRE IN UNION OR


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 11:06 PM
An American Red Cross disaster action team volunteer provided help to two adults and multiple pets following a single-family residential fire late Friday (July 31) in the 600 block of West Bryan Street in Union, OR. Red Cross provided food, clothing, shoes, lodging, comfort kits and disaster recovery information.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 to schedule an appointment.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
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Red Cross provides assistance following residential fire in Salem

RED CROSS PROVIDES ASSISTANCE FOLLOWING RESIDENTIAL FIRE IN SALEM


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 10:46 PM
Disaster assistance team volunteers from the American Red Cross Cascades Region provided help following a single-family home fire in Salem, OR Friday evening (July 31). Two adults and one pet were affected by the fire in the 700 block of Judson Street SE. Red Cross provided information on local hotels and disaster recovery.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 to schedule an appointment.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
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2nd Alarm field fire along with multiple fires (Photo)

2ND ALARM FIELD FIRE ALONG WITH MULTIPLE FIRES (PHOTO)


News Release from Jefferson Fire Dist.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 9:33 PM
Downloadable file: Jefferson-Marion Rd Fire
On Friday July 31, 2015, at 6:20 p.m. Jefferson firefighters were dispatched to a two alarm grass fire at 3884 Jefferson-Marion Rd. SE. The field is leased by Tom Brawley. They were in the process of cutting wheat on that field. Only half the field had been cut at the time the fire had started. One of the owners was at a nearby mint distill located on Parrish Gap when he saw the smoke. He went to the field and called 911. The fire had started from wires that had arched, sparked and drop ped on the field. The fire jumped the railroad tracks and burned about 10-20 feet before firefighters were able to stop the fire. The train was shut down temporarily. The fire burned approximately 4-5 acres of the wheat field. Half of the burn was uncut wheat. The fire was deemed under control at 7:15 p.m.

At 6:23 p.m. Jefferson was dispatched to 15684 Pletzer Rd to a mint pile that had been dumped and was burning. The power lines on Pletzer were knocked down which caused a power surge and caused the fire to start on Jefferson-Marion Rd and another fire on Skelton Road.

Another low risk grass fire on 153561 Skelton Road was dispatched at 6:27 p.m. This fire was also caused by the surge from the power lines. Aumsville, Turner, Scio and Stayton responded to the call. Albany Fire was dispatched but was able to turn around.

There were no injuries.
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Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Humboldt Neighborhood - No Known Victims

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN NORTH PORTLAND'S HUMBOLDT NEIGHBORHOOD - NO KNOWN VICTIMS


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 9:11 PM
On Friday July 31, 2015, at 7:59 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 5000 block of North Commercial Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire but did not find any gunshot victims. No property damage has been located and preliminary information indicates that the shooting occurred near a party attended by several gang associates.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

Gang Enforcement Team (GET) detectives have responded to investigate the shooting.

The Tactical Operations Division is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about 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 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

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

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters 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.

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Red Cross helps one person after residential fire in Dillard in Douglas County

RED CROSS HELPS ONE PERSON AFTER RESIDENTIAL FIRE IN DILLARD IN DOUGLAS COUNTY


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 6:40 PM
Disaster assistance volunteers from the American Red Cross Cascades Region assisted one adult following a fire in a multi-family triplex in Dillard Friday afternoon (July 31). Red Cross provided food and recovery information to the person after the fire in the 9600 block of Old Highway 99 South.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 to schedule an appointment.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
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Red Cross Shelter in Canyonville Relocated

RED CROSS SHELTER IN CANYONVILLE RELOCATED


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 6:16 PM
The Red Cross shelter in Canyonville, which is open to provide services to area residents affected by the Stout Fire, has been relocated to the Canyonville YMCA at 330 Sabbath Way in Canyonville.
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Shooting in Damascus; Bonsignore Arrested for Murder (Photo)

SHOOTING IN DAMASCUS; BONSIGNORE ARRESTED FOR MURDER (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 3:16 PM
Downloadable file: Jeremy Bonsignore
Update 7-31-15 15:16

Mr. Jeremy James Bonsignore, age 25, has been lodged at the Clackamas County Jail. His photograph is included with this release.

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At about 1345 on July 31st, 2015 Mr. Jeremy James Bonsignore, age 25, was released from the hospital and arrested for the July 28th murder of Andrae Fenner. He is being transported and will be lodged at the Clackamas County Jail. He will be lodged on a single count of Murder. There is no bail.

Investigators have determined that Mr. Fenner was killed by Mr. Bonsignore as Mr. Fenner was trying to defend a third person who was at the residence at the time of the shooting. They are not releasing additional details of the incident at this time as this is still an active investigation, with investigators conducting interviews, gathering evidence and executing search warrants.

This case has been submitted to the Clackamas County District Attorney.

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The deceased male has been identified as Andrae Fenner, 29 years old, of Damascus. Mr. Fenner died at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and torso.

The other male is identified as Jeremy James Bonsignore, 25 years old, of Oregon City. Mr. Bonsignore had a single gunshot wound to his leg. He is currently hospitalized for his injuries.

Investigators learned Jeremy Bonsignore's went to Andrae Fenner's residence to confront a mutual acquaintance of theirs. There was a confrontation between the two males; they exchanged gun fire, shooting each other. No one else was injured in the altercation.

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On July 28, 2015 just after 5:30 pm Officers from Damascus Police and Deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a shooting. The shooting occurred at the River View Mobile Home Park, 15758 S Hwy 224 in Damascus. There was a report of multiple people shot at the location.

Officers located two adult males, both had gunshot wounds. Both males were on the street in front of a residence within the park. Witnesses and neighbors were performing CPR on one of the males. Officers rendered medical aid and called for Fire Department personnel to come into the scene.

One of the males was pronounced dead at the scene. The other male was transported by AMR to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries; he had a gunshot wound to his leg
The initial investigation indicates both males knew each other, one of the males lived at the residence where the shooting took place, and they each shot each other with handguns. The specifics of the shooting are still being investigated.

Names of the individuals are not being released at this time pending family notification.
The Clackamas County Inter-Agency Major Crime team is on scene and investigating the shooting.
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Traffic Crash Takes Life Lincoln City Man - Lincoln County (Photo)

TRAFFIC CRASH TAKES LIFE LINCOLN CITY MAN - LINCOLN COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 3:10 PM
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On July 31, 2015 just after 7:00AM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a passenger vehicle versus a commercial vehicle on Highway 101 just south of Lincoln City.

Preliminary information revealed a 2007 Kenworth dump truck loaded with gravel, operated by Matthew NELSON, age 42, of Lincoln City, turned north onto Highway 101 near milepost 121. As the truck was accelerating, a northbound 2007 Saturn sedan collided with the back of it at highway speeds.

Upon emergency crews arriving they found the operator of the Saturn, Martin SAMPLE, age 53, of Lincoln City deceased. NELSON was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation. Initial investigation revealed there were no skid marks from SAMPLE's vehicle appeared he made no attempts to steer around the truck.

OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Depoe Bay Fire Department. This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.
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Update on Brush Fire on NE Smith Road in Clackamas County Near Newberg (Photo)

UPDATE ON BRUSH FIRE ON NE SMITH ROAD IN CLACKAMAS COUNTY NEAR NEWBERG (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 2:40 PM
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Please note: Light, lingering smoke may still be visible from the burn area. Fire crews will continue to monitor the area to ensure the fire doesn't rekindle.

Fire crews have fully contained the brush fire along NE Smith Road in Clackamas County. The fire burned 14 acres. Crews spent the majority of this morning performing overhaul on the burn area, extinguishing hot spots and reinforcing a fire break around the perimeter. Heavy equipment bulldozers also cleared a wide swath to remove fuels and optimize the fire break.

Residents in the area were allowed to return home this morning after an initial evacuation order along NE Smith Road that also extended to parts of NE Parrett Mountain and SW Heater Road. No injuries were reported and no structures were lost as a result of this fire.

The incident brought together resources from neighboring fire agencies including Newberg Fire Protection District, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, McMinnville Fire Department, Dayton Fire Department, Lafayette Fire Department, Dundee Fire & Rescue, Aurora Fire District, and Washington County Fire District #2. Law enforcement agencies from Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Washington County Sheriff's Office, and Wilsonville Police Department with the evacuation and safety around the incident. All agencies worked in a coordinated and well-designed operation to control and extinguish the fire and provide for the utmost safety of residents and personnel working at the incident.

Based on where the fire started, a Newberg Fire investigator responded to the scene and is still working to determine the cause of the fire. The fire burned an area that spans jurisdictions of Newberg Rural Fire Protection District and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.

As dry weather and conditions continue, TVF&R would like to remind homeowners living in urban interface areas to create a defensible space around your home by trimming trees and shrubs, keeping vegetation watered, and storing combustibles away from structures. To learn more, visit www.tvfr.com.
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Update on Brush Fire on NE Smith Road in Clackamas County Near Newberg (Photo)

UPDATE ON BRUSH FIRE ON NE SMITH ROAD IN CLACKAMAS COUNTY NEAR NEWBERG (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 2:37 PM
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Downloadable file: Brush_Fire_in_Clackamas_County_and_Newberg_area_7-31-15.pdf
Please note: Light, lingering smoke may still be visible from the burn area. Fire crews will continue to monitor the area to ensure the fire doesn't rekindle.

Fire crews have fully contained the brush fire along SW Smith Road in Clackamas County. The fire burned 14 acres. Crews spent the majority of this morning performing overhaul on the burn area, extinguishing hot spots and reinforcing a fire break around the perimeter. Heavy equipment bulldozers also cleared a wide swath to remove fuels and optimize the fire break.

Residents in the area were allowed to return home this morning after an initial evacuation order along NE Smith Road that also extended to parts of NE Parrett Mountain and SW Heater Road. No injuries were reported and no structures were lost as a result of this fire.

The incident brought together resources from neighboring fire agencies including Newberg Fire Protection District, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, McMinnville Fire Department, Dayton Fire Department, Lafayette Fire Department, Dundee Fire & Rescue, Aurora Fire District, and Washington County Fire District #2. Law enforcement agencies from Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Washington County Sheriff's Office, and Wilsonville Police Department with the evacuation and safety around the incident. All agencies worked in a coordinated and well-designed operation to control and extinguish the fire and provide for the utmost safety of residents and personnel working at the incident.

Based on where the fire started, a Newberg Fire investigator responded to the scene and is still working to determine the cause of the fire. The fire burned an area that spans jurisdictions of Newberg Rural Fire Protection District and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.

As dry weather and conditions continue, TVF&R would like to remind homeowners living in urban interface areas to create a defensible space around your home by trimming trees and shrubs, keeping vegetation watered, and storing combustibles away from structures. To learn more, visit www.tvfr.com.
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Officers To Issue "Tickets" For Good Deeds

OFFICERS TO ISSUE "TICKETS" FOR GOOD DEEDS


News Release from Tualatin Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 2:32 PM
Downloadable file: July_2015_Operation_Chill.pdf
School's out for summer, and kids in Tualatin may actually look forward to their next encounter with the "heat" this summer, thanks to 7-Eleven(R) stores' popular Operation Chill program that rewards positive behavior with a very cool treat.

Through Operation Chill(R), Tualatin Police officers can "ticket" youngsters caught in the act of doing good with Slurpee(R) beverage coupons. Appropriate "offenses" might include helping another person, deterring crime or participating in a positive activity in the community. Each coupon can be redeemed for a small Slurpee drink at participating 7-Eleven(R) stores.

Since the program's inception in 1995, nearly 14 million Operation Chill coupons have been distributed to hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country in the areas where 7-Eleven(R) operates stores. During 2015, approximately 1.25 million coupons will be issued nationally; most during the summer months and back-to-school season.

"This is a great opportunity for our police officers to interact with young people in a non-enforcement manner and to reinforce good behavior," says Tualatin Police Chief Kent Barker.

Operation Chill was developed by 7-Eleven(R) to positively reward and encourage good behavior by kids during the hot summer months, when there is often an increase in loitering, shoplifting and graffiti, and to support law enforcement agencies' community relations projects.

Youngsters ticketed by the police will receive coupons good for a free small Slurpee(R), that can be redeemed at the Tualatin store, located at 6630 SW Nyberg Street. The semi-frozen carbonated beverage is a favorite with both young and old. More than half-million Slurpees(R) are purchased each day during the summer at 7-Eleven(R) stores across the country.
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Sheriff's Office Partners with Neighborhoods at National Night Out

SHERIFF'S OFFICE PARTNERS WITH NEIGHBORHOODS AT NATIONAL NIGHT OUT


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 2:30 PM
Washington County Deputy Sheriffs are looking forward to joining residents on National Night out (Tuesday, August 4th) to discuss ways to keep their neighborhood safer. This year's theme, "See Something, Say Something" encourages residents to not only contact 9-1-1 when a crime has been committed, but also utilize a non-emergency number (503-629-0111) to report activities or situations that may seem suspicious or troubling.

Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett states, "National Night Out is a great tradition that brings neighborhoods and public safety agencies together. Hearing from our residents that night helps us learn of trends so we can best respond, provide education, and continue to serve our communities with excellent service."

Deputies also plan to provide tips on how neighbors can work together year-round to help keep their home and neighborhood safer.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office and Officer McGruff will be at the following community events:

?,? Banks National Night Out: 6-8 pm at 44950 NW Hartwick Road
?,? Cornelius National Night Out: 5:30-8 pm at Harleman Park
?,? Metzger National Out: 7-9:30 pm at Metzger Park
?,? Bethany National Night Out: 6-8:30 pm at John Marty Park

Individuals unable to attend one of these events can find important safety tips at: http://www.co.washington.or.us/Sheriff/OtherServices/CrimePrevention/national-night-out.cfm. Tips include: knowing your neighbors and neighborhood; keeping up your yard; safeguarding outdoor equipment; exercising caution at night; safety when you are out of town; and helping our detectives find your stolen items.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer places to live.
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Battalion Chief Retires (Photo)

BATTALION CHIEF RETIRES (PHOTO)


News Release from Salem Fire Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 2:19 PM
Downloadable file: Battalion Chief Brian Hoaglin
Battalion Chief Brian Hoaglin, a long-time member of the Salem Fire Department, retired today after a 33-year career in the fire service, with more than 28 years of service at the City of Salem.

Chief Hoaglin was hired as a firefighter/paramedic with Salem Fire in February of 1987. He first promoted to apparatus operator/engineer in 1992 and then to the rank of captain in 1996. After serving 6 years as a company officer, Brian promoted to the rank of battalion chief in 2002.

During his career with Salem Fire, he was involved in numerous committees and oversaw the department's apparatus and fleet maintenance program for 9 years. His most current assignment was commanding the north battalion of the city, housed at Fire Station #2.

The Salem Fire Department will miss the leadership and experience Brian brought to the organization and wish him well in his retirement.

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Beaverton's Annual Flicks by the Fountain Series Offers Movies for All Ages (Photo)

BEAVERTON'S ANNUAL FLICKS BY THE FOUNTAIN SERIES OFFERS MOVIES FOR ALL AGES (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 2:13 PM
Downloadable file: The city's free Flicks by the Fountain series kicks off August 7 at Beaverton City Park with Big Hero 6. Every Friday in August will feature a different themed movie and live entertainment. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton)
BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton's annual Flicks by the Fountain movie series returns Aug. 7. Each Friday will feature a themed movie selected by the public, as well as short films from Beaverton School District's Signal to Noise competition, an annual showcase of student-produced media.


Flicks by the Fountain are held each Friday night in August at Beaverton City Park, SW 5th Street & Hall Boulevard, next to the Beaverton City Library. All movies are free and begin at dusk, with pre-movie activities and entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m.


"We believe in bringing our community together," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "It's what makes Beaverton a welcoming city. Enjoying an outdoor movie under the stars at City Park is a great way to create cherished memories for friends and families."


To ensure the safety of pedestrians and to provide a better viewing experience, SW Fifth Street will be closed between SW Hall Boulevard & SW Watson Avenue from 6 to 11 p.m. Westbound traffic on Fifth Street will be diverted south on SW Tucker Avenue, and northbound Hall Boulevard traffic will be diverted eastbound at Fifth Street.


The 2015 Flicks by the Fountain schedule is:


Aug. 7: Family Feature
Film: Big Hero 6 (PG)
Signal to Noise student film: "Kinders for Peace PSA" by Rayna P., Montclair Elementary School


Aug. 14: International Film Night
Film: Song of the Sea (PG)
Signal to Noise student film: "Se Podemos! Una Historia de Muchos" by Edgar V. and Dylan P., Montclair Elementary School
Note: This week is hosted by the Sister Cities Advisory Board, and will feature a performance by the NW Lion and Dragon Dance Association.


Aug. 21: Superheroes
Film: Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)
Signal to Noise student film: "The Escape Plan" by Ben J., Westview High School
Note: This week includes the Police Activities League (PAL) raffle fundraiser.


Aug. 28: Date Night
Film: Jurassic Park (PG-13)
Signal to Noise student film: "To Do" by Cody S. and Baily V., Westview High School


To accommodate the inflatable screen on movie nights, the fountain at City Park will be turned off for most of each Friday in August. In case of inclement weather, movies will be cancelled.


For more information about Flicks by the Fountain or other citywide events, contact 503-526-2559 or events@BeavertonOregon.gov, or visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, recei ved a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.
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Shooting in Damascus; Bonsignore Arrested for Murder

SHOOTING IN DAMASCUS; BONSIGNORE ARRESTED FOR MURDER


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 1:57 PM
Update 7-31-15 13:52

At about 1345 on July 31st, 2015 Mr. Jeremy James Bonsignore, age 26, was released from the hospital and arrested for the July 28th murder of Andrae Fenner. He is being transported and will be lodged at the Clackamas County Jail. He will be lodged on a single count of Murder. There is no bail.

Investigators have determined that Mr. Fenner was killed by Mr. Bonsignore as Mr. Fenner was trying to defend a third person who was at the residence at the time of the shooting. They are not releasing additional details of the incident at this time as this is still an active investigation, with investigators conducting interviews, gathering evidence and executing search warrants.

This case has been submitted to the Clackamas County District Attorney.

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The deceased male has been identified as Andrae Fenner, 29 years old, of Damascus. Mr. Fenner died at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and torso.

The other male is identified as Jeremy James Bonsignore, 25 years old, of Oregon City. Mr. Bonsignore had a single gunshot wound to his leg. He is currently hospitalized for his injuries.

Investigators learned Jeremy Bonsignore's went to Andrae Fenner's residence to confront a mutual acquaintance of theirs. There was a confrontation between the two males; they exchanged gun fire, shooting each other. No one else was injured in the altercation.

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On July 28, 2015 just after 5:30 pm Officers from Damascus Police and Deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a shooting. The shooting occurred at the River View Mobile Home Park, 15758 S Hwy 224 in Damascus. There was a report of multiple people shot at the location.

Officers located two adult males, both had gunshot wounds. Both males were on the street in front of a residence within the park. Witnesses and neighbors were performing CPR on one of the males. Officers rendered medical aid and called for Fire Department personnel to come into the scene.

One of the males was pronounced dead at the scene. The other male was transported by AMR to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries; he had a gunshot wound to his leg
The initial investigation indicates both males knew each other, one of the males lived at the residence where the shooting took place, and they each shot each other with handguns. The specifics of the shooting are still being investigated.

Names of the individuals are not being released at this time pending family notification.
The Clackamas County Inter-Agency Major Crime team is on scene and investigating the shooting.
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UPDATE: Public's Help Needed to Locate a Suspect in a Hit and Run, Assault Investigation (Photo)

UPDATE: PUBLIC'S HELP NEEDED TO LOCATE A SUSPECT IN A HIT AND RUN, ASSAULT INVESTIGATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 1:37 PM
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The actual vehicle license plate is Oregon D010926 and the vehicle is confirmed as a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox.

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to locate 28-year-old Elisha Rae Hanson in connection with a July 22, 2015 incident that occurred in Southeast Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood.

Hanson is described as a white female, 5'9" tall, 150 pounds, brown hair, and green eyes.

Detectives are also asking for the public's help to locate the vehicle Hanson was driving at the time of the incident.

The vehicle is a dark-colored 2012 or 2013 Chevrolet Equinox with yellow Oregon Disabled Veteran license plates.

This investigation began on Wednesday July 22, 2015, at 1:24 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a hit and run in the Taco Bell parking lot, located at Southeast 126th Avenue and Division Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located 48-year-old Kevin McNerney suffering from traumatic injuries. McNerney remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital.

Investigators believe that McNerney was involved in an altercation Hanson, who struck him with the vehicle in the course of leaving the parking lot.

Anyone seeing Hanson or the vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1 and provide detailed information.

Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Chris Traynor at 503-823-0449, christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

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City of Newberg PRESS RELEASE 9 (PDF LINK FIXED)

CITY OF NEWBERG PRESS RELEASE 9 (PDF LINK FIXED)


News Release from Newberg-Dundee Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 12:23 PM
Marion County District Attorney's Office release: No Criminal Charges for Newberg Manager

Earlier this morning the Newberg City Attorney received the Marion County District Attorney's press release via Flash Alert http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2015-7/1416/86604/Declination_Letter.pdf. The City did not receive this release prior to it being distributed and does not have any additional information other than what was included in the release. The City has requested police reports in an effort to gain insight into what led to the investigation and to understand how best to move forward.

"We understand the frustration of our citizens in not knowing what is going on, and frankly we share that frustration", said City Manager Pro Tem Terry Mahr. "We pledge to share as much as we legally can as soon as we have any information".

The City Council will hold a council meeting and executive session on August 17th, the earliest possible date due to scheduling issues to discuss next steps.



Brittney Jeffries
Public Affairs Officer - City of Newberg
414 E. First Street | PO Box 970 | Newberg OR 97132
brittney.jeffries@newbergoregon.gov
Direct: 503. 537. 1273
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City of Newberg PRESS RELEASE 9

CITY OF NEWBERG PRESS RELEASE 9


News Release from Newberg-Dundee Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 11:54 AM
Marion County District Attorney's Office release: No Criminal Charges for Newberg Manager

Earlier this morning the Newberg City Attorney received the Marion County District Attorney's press release via Flash Alert http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2015-7/1416/86604/Declination_Letter_7-31-15-final.doc.pdf. The City did not receive this release prior to it being distributed and does not have any additional information other than what was included in the release. The City has requested police reports in an effort to gain insight into what led to the investigation and to understand how best to move forward.

"We understand the frustration of our citizens in not knowing what is going on, and frankly we share that frustration", said City Manager Pro Tem Terry Mahr. "We pledge to share as much as we legally can as soon as we have any information".

The City Council will hold a council meeting and executive session on August 17th, the earliest possible date due to scheduling issues to discuss next steps.



Brittney Jeffries
Public Affairs Officer - City of Newberg
414 E. First Street | PO Box 970 | Newberg OR 97132
brittney.jeffries@newbergoregon.gov
Direct: 503. 537. 1273
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Date change for meetings to plan new state park near Tierra del Mar (Photo)

DATE CHANGE FOR MEETINGS TO PLAN NEW STATE PARK NEAR TIERRA DEL MAR (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 11:52 AM
Downloadable file: New state park on the coast between Tierra del Mar and Cape Lookout in Tillamook County.
Pacific City OR -- Meetings originally set for August 6 in Pacific City to kick off planning for a new state park on the Beltz property north of Tierra del Mar have been rescheduled to August 27. A desire to avoid overlapping with the Tillamook County Fair prompted the change.

The new meeting date is Thursday, August 27 at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive, Pacific City 97135. An advisory committee will meet from 1-4 p.m. The public meeting will follow from 6-8 p.m.. The public may attend and observe the advisory committee meeting, however only comments from the committee will be taken at this meeting. Everyone is welcome to participate in the evening meeting.

A neighborhood meeting on the same topic on August 1 in the Tierra del Mar Meeting Hall will still occur as scheduled.

More information on planning for the unnamed park is available online at http://beltzplan.com/
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Benton County Sheriff's Office Investigates Fatal Crash

BENTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATES FATAL CRASH


News Release from Benton Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 11:09 AM
On 7-30-2015 at 2351 hours, Benton County deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle crash at Highway 99W past the Old River Road in South Benton County. For an unknown reason,a Ford F150 drifted across the oncoming lane, onto the west side shoulder of Highway 99W and crashed into a tree. The victim was determined to be deceased upon arrival of medical and law enforcement personnel. The only occupant in the vehicle was the driver. There was no preliminary indication of drugs or alcohol use as a factor in the crash. Driver fatigue may be a contributing cause. The 18 year old male's identification is being held for family notification.
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Public's Help Needed to Locate a Suspect in a Hit and Run, Assault Investigation (Photo)

PUBLIC'S HELP NEEDED TO LOCATE A SUSPECT IN A HIT AND RUN, ASSAULT INVESTIGATION (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 10:33 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help to locate 28-year-old Elisha Rae Hanson in connection with a July 22, 2015 incident that occurred in Southeast Portland's Mill Park Neighborhood.

Hanson is described as a white female, 5'9" tall, 150 pounds, brown hair, and green eyes.

Detectives are also asking for the public's help to locate the vehicle Hanson was driving at the time of the incident.

The vehicle is a dark-colored 2012 or 2013 Chevrolet Equinox with yellow Oregon Disabled Veteran license plates.

This investigation began on Wednesday July 22, 2015, at 1:24 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a hit and run in the Taco Bell parking lot, located at Southeast 126th Avenue and Division Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located 48-year-old Kevin McNerney suffering from traumatic injuries. McNerney remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital.

Investigators believe that McNerney was involved in an altercation Hanson, who struck him with the vehicle in the course of leaving the parking lot.

Anyone seeing Hanson or the vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1 and provide detailed information.

Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Chris Traynor at 503-823-0449, christopher.traynor@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

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Recreational Fires Banned in the cities of Camas and Washougal

RECREATIONAL FIRES BANNED IN THE CITIES OF CAMAS AND WASHOUGAL


News Release from Camas-Washougal Fire Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 9:22 AM
Given the critically dangerous fire conditions being experienced in Clark County, CWFD Fire Chief Nick Swinhart has declared a ban on all outdoor recreational burning in the cities of Camas and Washougal. This ban will be in effect until further notice. This does not affect the use of gas or charcoal grills. Citizens will still be able to use such devices provided they are doing so in a safe manner.
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ECFR Responds to Livingston Mt. Brush Fire

ECFR RESPONDS TO LIVINGSTON MT. BRUSH FIRE


News Release from East (Clark) County Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: July 31st, 2015 1:22 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

East County Fire and Rescue (ECFR), along with Vancouver Fire Department, Clark County Fire District 3, Camas/Washougal Fire and Rescue and DNR (Department of Natural Resources) and Clark County Sheriff responded to the following event at approximately 8:40 PM on Thursday 7/30/2015:

A brush fire was reported in the vicinity of Stordahl Livingston Rock Pit on Livingston Mountain in East Clark County. An area approximately 2-3 acres was involved that had previously been clear cut and replanted. Crews quickly got the fire under control and began establishing a wet line around the perimeter. There were a half dozen home within ?1/4 mile of the fire that were put on alert but no evacuations were required. Power was temporarily secured by PUD in the area due to power poles that were damaged by the fire but power has since been restored. At approximately midnight the Command of the fire was turned over to DNR crews who brought in additional resources including several hand crews for the mop up. A cause has yet to be determined and will be investigated further during daylight hours.

East County Fire and Rescue would like to remind our neighbors that we are in a severe dry period and a total burn ban is in effect in Clark County as well as most of the states of Washington & Oregon.


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For More Information Rick Knapp
East County Fire & Rescue
360.609.0555
rknapp@ecfr.us
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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Red Cross helps individual after home fire in Forest Grove

RED CROSS HELPS INDIVIDUAL AFTER HOME FIRE IN FOREST GROVE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 9:56 PM
American Red Cross Disaster Team volunteers provided assistance to one adult following a single-family home fire Thursday evening (July 30) in the 3000 block of 22nd Avenue in Forest Grove. Red Cross provided bedding, linens, food and clothing.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 to schedule an appointment.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
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Red Cross provides assistance following residential fire in Springfield

RED CROSS PROVIDES ASSISTANCE FOLLOWING RESIDENTIAL FIRE IN SPRINGFIELD


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 9:52 PM
American Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team volunteers assisted two adults and one pet Thursday evening (July 30) following a single-family home fire in the 1200 block of Main Street in Springfield, OR. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing and comfort kits.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 to schedule an appointment.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
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Red Cross provides help after home fire in Springfield

RED CROSS PROVIDES HELP AFTER HOME FIRE IN SPRINGFIELD


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 9:35 PM
American Red Cross disaster action team volunteers provided assistance to two adults and one pet after a single-family home fire Friday evening, July 30. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing and comfort kits.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 to schedule an appointment.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
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Attic Fire Damages Duplex in Forest Grove (Photo)

ATTIC FIRE DAMAGES DUPLEX IN FOREST GROVE (PHOTO)


News Release from Forest Grove Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 9:26 PM
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This evening just after 5pm, Forest Grove firefighters were dispatched to a reported duplex fire in the 3000 block of 22nd Ave. Our crews arrived to find a single story duplex with heavy smoke coming from the roofline, firefighters made entry into the structure to find the fire was in the attic. Firefighters tore down the ceiling and fire the flames, extinguishing most of the flames in 10 minutes. But because small pockets of smoldering debris, it took firefighters over 3 hours to cool down all the hot spots.

It also took firefighters a long time to put out all hot spots because of the 100+ degree weather. Incident command shuffled fewer crews through tasks quicker and allowed longer resting and rehydration periods than that of a fire we would experience in cooler temperatures. Luckily no firefighters on scene showed signs of dehydration and heat fatigue.

None of the residents in the duplex were injured, but nine residents between the two units were not able to stay in the units overnight do to damage. Five of the nine recieved assistance from the Red Cross. An estimate of damage has yet to be calculated. Fire investigators believe the fire was started by faulty wiring in the attic space.

Forest Grove Fire & Rescue was assisted on scene by Cornelius Department and Hillsboro Fire & Rescue.
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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to a house fire in North East

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO A HOUSE FIRE IN NORTH EAST


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 9:18 PM
At 6:15 this evening Portland Fire & Rescue crews responded to reports of a house fire at 51st Avenue and NE Fremont Street. The fire started in some shrubs between two homes. The majority of the damage occurred to the exterior siding of one home. Crews checked the inside of the home to assure everyone was out and that the fire had not spread to the attic. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to a house fire in North East

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO A HOUSE FIRE IN NORTH EAST


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 9:08 PM
Portland Fire & Rescue crews responded to reports of a house fire at 51st Avenue and NE Fremont Street. The fire started in some shrubs between two homes. The majority of the damage was contained to the exterior siding of one home. Crews checked the inside of the home to assure everyone was out and that the fire had not spread to the attic. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
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ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood

ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood: The St. Johns Bridge has reopened after closing at 2:30p for police activity.

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Linn Deputies Arrest Several People During Narcotic Investigations (Photo)

LINN DEPUTIES ARREST SEVERAL PEOPLE DURING NARCOTIC INVESTIGATIONS (PHOTO)


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 7:48 PM
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that within the last week, the Linn County Sheriff's Office concluded two narcotic investigations.

In October of 2014, narcotic detectives began an investigation into a case involving heroin being brought into Albany and Lebanon from Los Angeles, California. As the investigation continued, investigators learned that Jeremy Brian Buchanan, 28 years old of Albany, was traveling by commercial airline from the Eugene Airport to the Los Angeles International Airport on a regular basis to purchase heroin in the Los Angeles area.

On July 24, 2015, investigators from the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Albany Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) traveled to northern California in an attempt to locate Jeremy Buchanan who investigators learned was traveling back from Los Angeles. Investigators discovered that Jeremy Buchanan was traveling on a Greyhound bus in route to Oregon. Investigators followed the Greyhound bus to Eugene where Jeremy Buchanan got off the bus and into a vehicle. The vehicle was stopped with assistance from the Lane County Interagency Narcotics Enforcing Team (INET) and the Springfield Police Department. Jeremy Buchanan was detained after he struggled with law enforcement officers conducting the traffic stop. Investigators located approximately nine ounces of heroin in Jeremy Buchanan's property.

As a result of the investigation, Jeremy Buchanan was arrested for Unlawful Delivery of Heroin, Unlawful Possession of Heroin, and Conspiracy to Deliver Heroin.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office was assisted in this case by the Albany Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Eugene Police Department - Eugene Airport detail, Roseburg Police Department, Lane County INET, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (Eugene, Medford, and Los Angeles California divisions).


The second narcotic investigation concluded on July 30, 2015, after the Linn County Regional S.W.A.T. team served a search warrant in the 49200 block of Santiam Highway in Cascadia at approximately 7:05 a.m. Six adults, all who live at the location, were present at the time the search warrant was served.

Among the items seized from the scene were methamphetamine, unlawfully possessed prescription medication, methamphetamine and heroin paraphernalia, a digital scale, packaging material, a rifle, and the frame and motor from a stolen pickup. The pickup had been reported stolen to the Linn County Sheriff's Office in December 2013. The pickup had been stripped of the cab and bed.

As a result of the investigation, David Robert Patterson, 61 years of age and a resident of the address, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Kimberly Jean Allen, 54 years of age and a resident of the address, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Debra Jean Massey, 57 years of age and a resident of the address, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.

Dustin Kyle Coughran, 25 years of age and a resident of the address, was cited and released on the charge of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.

Gerald Lee Stroud, 52 years of age, a resident of Cascadia, was cited and released for Driving While Suspended Misdemeanor.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Lebanon Police Department, Sweet Home Police Department, Albany Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration.

Additional booking photos were not available at the time of this press release. Refer to the sheriff's office website (www.linnsheriff.org) at a later time for booking photos.
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Red Cross Opens Shelter for Evacuees in Douglas County Due to Wildfire

RED CROSS OPENS SHELTER FOR EVACUEES IN DOUGLAS COUNTY DUE TO WILDFIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 6:25 PM
Douglas County Sheriff's Office has issued a Level 3 (GO) evacuation for the homes on Ferguson Lane, Stouts Creek, and Conley Lane. The American Red Cross is establishing a shelter located at the Canyonville Elementary School in at 124 N. Main St. in Canyonville.

The Red Cross advocates disaster preparedness and encourages community members to know what to do before, during and after a wildfire. The Red Cross Wildfire App (http://www.redcross.org/mobile-apps/wildfire-app) provides a wide range of information, including wildfire news and updates, tips to prepare your family/home/pets, leting loved ones know that you are safe even if the power is out. The app is a must have for anyone who lives in an area that is susceptible to wildfires or has loved ones who do.

Additional wildfire and other disaster preparedness information is available in the Prepare! Resource Guide, complied by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. It can be viewed by visiting the Preparedness Toolkit at www.redcross.or/portland/preparedness-toolkit.
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Tigard Man Arrested For Eluding Law Enforcement In Central Oregon (Photo)

TIGARD MAN ARRESTED FOR ELUDING LAW ENFORCEMENT IN CENTRAL OREGON (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 4:06 PM
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On July 29, 2015 at about 2:30PM, Oregon State Police (OSP) observed a 2015 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle operated by Tyler HARP, age 27, of Tigard, carrying a passenger at 90 mph in a 55 mph zone traveling northbound on rural HWY 31 near milepost 48 in Lake County. The Trooper attempted to stop the motorcycle and it accelerated to an exces s of 120mph fleeing from the Trooper.

At about 2:45PM, a second Trooper located the motorcycle and pulled in front of it on HWY 31 near milepost 7 in Klamath County, lights activated and motioned the operator to the shoulder. HARP refused to stop and trooper declined to pursue the operator. Shortly after the motorcycle was reportedly spotted by a Deschutes County Deputy on HWY 31 at Beal Rd. at speeds reported of 149mph and continued onto US 97 northbound operating recklessly.

At about 4:00PM OSP observed the motorcycle and attempted to stop the vehicle a third time on US 97 at milepost 164 (south of LaPine) in Deschutes County. The motorcycle again fled traveling onto side roads and was later observed entering US 97 northbound where OSP declined to pursue the fleeing vehicle. At about 4:50PM, OSP again located the motorcycle and attempted a traffic stop on US 97 at milepost 149. Initially HARP slowed and pulled to the shoulder and then accelerated away from the traffic stop colliding with a Black Dodge SUV then fleeing on foot.

HARP was apprehended a short time later. HARP and his passenger, Chelsea JACKS, age 20, of Portland received non-life threatening injuries and were transported to St. Charles Hospital in Bend by ground ambulance. HARP was then taken into custody at St. Charles Hospital and lodged into Deschutes County Jail on multiple charges including Attempting to Elude in a Vehicle, Attempting to Elude on Foot, Reckless Driving and Reckless Endangering.

Additional charges are Pending in Lake and Klamath Counties.
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Passerby alerts emergency crews to morning fire (Photo)

PASSERBY ALERTS EMERGENCY CREWS TO MORNING FIRE (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 3:58 PM
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A passerby was the first to call 911 at 8:08am this morning to report smoke billowing from a residence at 17990 SW Avalon Drive in NW Portland. Nearby neighbors tried to make contact with anyone that might have been home a t the residence but told crews that they didn't believe anyone was home. Enroute to the incident, responders from Station 64 could see a visible column of smoke and upgraded the incident to a first-alarm response bringing additional resources to the scene. The crew arrived within three minutes of being dispatched and began extinguishing the fire. Fire crews knocked down the fire within nine minutes of arrival. No other homes were threatened by the fire.

Additional crews performed a search of the home and confirmed that no one was home at the time of the incident. They did find a dog at the residence that was brought out to safety. No injuries were reported including the dog. Due to the damage in the home, two adults and one dog were displaced. The American Red Cross responded to the scene to provide them assistance. TVF&R crews were also assisted by Hillsboro Fire Department and TVF&R volunteers.

A TVF&R fire investigator responded to the scene and determined that the most likely cause of the fire is electrical failure in the attic space. A damage estimate is not available at this time.

TVF&R reminds everyone to have and maintain working smoke alarms in your home. For more information about smoke alarms or other safety tips, please visit www.tvfr.com.

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Join Fairview Mayor Tosterud and Police Chief Johnson for a Speical Opening Ceremony for National Night Out

JOIN FAIRVIEW MAYOR TOSTERUD AND POLICE CHIEF JOHNSON FOR A SPEICAL OPENING CEREMONY FOR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT


News Release from Fairview Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 2:46 PM
Downloadable file: NNO_2015.doc
National Night Out is Tuesday, August 4, 2015, from 5-8 pm at the Community Park (across the street from City Hall).

Opening ceremony will begin at 5:30 pm at the main stage with the Fairview Singing Centurions (Chief Johnson, Chaplain Paul Schmidt and Records Specialist Shannon Hoard) leading the audience in singing of our National Anthem followed by a welcome from Mayor Ted Tosterud.

At 6pm there will be a Taser demonstration followed by a Watermelon Eating Contest at 7pm.

Free hotdogs, kids activities, many booths and music.

At 7:30 there will be a raffle with prizes worth over $3,000. Proceeds will benefit the Fairview Police Department's Bicycle Safety Program.

Raffle prizes include: Hot air balloon ride, Fitbit, X box, Keuring Coffee Maker, Gas BBQ, Camping Equipment and much, much more.

National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Please join us for this very special event. Everyone is welcome.
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Snake River Correctional Institution hosts event to strengthen father/child relationships (Photo)

SNAKE RIVER CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION HOSTS EVENT TO STRENGTHEN FATHER/CHILD RELATIONSHIPS (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 2:16 PM
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Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI) held a "Dads4Life" family picnic on July 17. The program is designed to help meet the needs of incarcerated fathers and their children. The event hosted 25 inmates and their families, and included a barbeque lunch, games, face-painting, and other activities. SRCI staff helped creat e a very enjoyable and relaxed event for the families.

The Dads4Life event is based on the Children and Families component of the Oregon Accountability Model, which encourages productive relationships between families and inmates to strengthen ties and increase the likelihood of success upon release. Research has found that communication between incarcerated parents and their children has the ability to improve child development, increase the caregivers' mental and physical health, and decrease incarcerated parents' levels of stress.

Research also shows that visiting can significantly reduce recidivism. While it can be challenging for incarcerated fathers to stay connected with their children, SRCI (the state's largest prison) is taking steps to lessen the impact of that challenge by providing men in custody with unique opportunities to improve relationships with their children.

"While our visiting center meets the basic needs of adults in custody, events like Dads4Life help meet the specific needs of fathers and children," said Superintendent Mark Nooth. "We are providing an opportunity for families to participate in activities that closely mirror what they can be doing after they are released - spending quality family time together, eating, and having some fun. These moments help build stronger family relationships, which are not only good for the visiting family members, but helpful in the rehabilitation of the fathers."

SRCI is a multi-custody prison in Ontario that houses approximately 3,000 male inmates. SRCI has multiple special housing units including disciplinary segregation, intensive management, infirmary (with hospice) with 24-hour nursing care, and an administrative segregation unit. SRCI participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including a contact center, laundry, and sign shop. SRCI specializes in incentive housing, specialized housing, inmates with mental health/medical vulnerabilities, education and trades programs, cognitive and parenting programs, and institution work programs. SRCI opened in 1991 and is the largest correctional institution in the state.

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Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to Multiple Incidents Yesterday (Photo)

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO MULTIPLE INCIDENTS YESTERDAY (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 1:04 PM
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UPDATE: Photo's included for traffic accident o n Airport Way and grass fire off SE Springwater Drive.

Update: Portland Fire & Rescue also responded to a barn fire at 12387 SW Clara Lane around 10:15 pm last night. When fire crews arrived, they found the barn fully involved. The barn and contents are a total loss at $45,000.00. The cause is under investigation.

Update: The average number of incidents Portland Fire & Rescue responds to per day over the past year is 217.

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Portland Fire & Rescue responded to 365 incidents yesterday. These are a few of the notable emergencies.

Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a traffic accident at NE 138th Avenue and Airport Way around 6:00 am. When fire crews arrived, they found a male patient severely pinned in his vehicle. It took fire crews 55 minutes to extricate the man before sending him to Emanuel Hospital. Westbound traffic on Airport Way was affected.

Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a small grass fire along Sunset Highway near the tunnel just after 8:00 am. Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish it before it grew to big.

Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a fire at Lincoln High School around 9:45 am. Fire crews found that the deck on a portable classroom was on fire and had gotten into the classrooms attic. Fire crews were able to have the fire under control by 10:10 am. The fire cause is under investigation.

Portland Fire & Rescue responded to vehicle fire at US Veterans Hospital at 3:15 pm in the parking garage. Fire crews found a single vehicle on fire and were able to extinguish it before the fire had affected any other vehicles or structures.

Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a brush fire at 7720 SE Springwater Drive at 3:20 pm. Fire crews were able to stop this 100 foot fire before it got into any structures. It did burn a fence.

Portland Fire & Rescue responded to power line down at SW 31st Avenue and Multnomah Blvd at 3:45 pm. Fire crews found that the power line was down and laying across an occupied vehicle. The female in the vehicle remained calm until the power was shut down by PGE. The female was uninjured. Traffic was affected for several hours due to the light signals at the intersection not working.

Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a wildfire around 4:00 pm at SW Boones Ferry Rd. and SW Orchard Hill Rd. When fire crews arrived, they found a grass fire that grew to over 50 feet by 100 feet and burned along a fence line. Fire crews were able to get this fire under control by 4:15pm and then spent time mopping up the hot spots.

Due to the Red Flag Warning yesterday, Portland Fire & Rescue did increase staffing to include 2 additional brush units with 2 firefighters on each one.
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Several Agencies in Clackamas County Receive American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award (Photo)

SEVERAL AGENCIES IN CLACKAMAS COUNTY RECEIVE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION'S MISSION: LIFELINE EMS RECOGNITION AWARD (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 12:49 PM
Downloadable file: Silver_Award.jpg
On Tuesday July 28, the American Heart Association awarded Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, American Medical Response NW, Clackamas Fire District #1, and Lake Oswego Fire Department the Mission: Lifeline(R) EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

Every year, more than 250,000 people experience a STEMI, or ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction, a type of heart attack caused by a complete blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it's critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by surgically opening the blocked vessel or by giving clot-busting medication.

Unfortunately, a significant number of patients don't receive this prompt treatment. Mission: Lifeline seeks to save lives by closing the gaps that separate STEMI patients from timely access to appropriate treatments. Mission: Lifeline's EMS recognition program recognizes emergency responders for their efforts in improving STEMI systems of care and improving the quality of life for these patients.

Emergency Medical System providers are vital to the success of Mission: Lifeline. EMS agencies provide access to 12-lead ECG machines (devices that measure the electrical activity of the heartbeat and can help medical personnel determine if a heart attack has occurred), and follow protocols derived from American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guidelines. The correct tools and training allow EMS providers to rapidly identify the STEMI, promptly notify the medical center, and trigger an early response from awaiting hospital personnel.
Agencies that receive the Mission: Lifeline Silver award have demonstrated at least 75 percent compliance for each required achievement measure for the entire year, and treat at least eight STEMI patients for the year.

"EMTs and paramedics play a vital part in the system of care for those who have heart attacks," said Nancy Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. "Since they often are the first medical point of contact, they can shave precious minutes of lifesaving treatment time by activating the emergency response system that alerts hospitals. We applaud Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Clackamas Fire District #1, Lake Oswego Fire Department and American Medical Response NW for achieving this award that shows they meet evidence-based guidelines in the treatment of people who have severe heart attacks."
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Oregon State Correctional Institution hosts Pow Wow (Photo)

OREGON STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION HOSTS POW WOW (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 11:07 AM
Downloadable file: Pow Wow participants at OSCI
Native American people from all walks of life and tribal heritage came together at Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) on July 26 to celebrate and honor the Creator for His many blessings through song, dance, and drumming. The celebration gave inmates the opportunity to honor warriors (veterans) for their sacrifices; Mother Earth for the cycle of life; those who have passed; elders, women, and families; and the Native American heritage and culture. Fifty-four inmates, three volunteers, ten tribal representatives, 15 family members, and eight staff participated in the event.

"The challenge for incarcerated Native Americans is to "walk in beauty" and to develop a connection spiritually with themselves, the community, and the earth. Pow Wow and the connection to the larger Native American population is a positive move in that direction. Eating foods blessed by the earth, dancing in community, and tuning our hearts to the beat of the drum are ways to restore, renew, and replenish the spirit. The support of OSCI and the community made this year's Pow Wow a success." Chaplain R. D. Borden.

OSCI is a medium-security prison in Salem that houses approximately 870 male inmates. It provides a range of correctional services and programs including education, drug and alcohol treatment, mental health treatment, religious services, inmate work crews, and transition planning. OSCI participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises, including a print shop and a contact center. OSCI was established by action of the 1955 Legislature and became fully operational on June 1, 1959.

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Hiring and Promotion Ceremony Today at 2:30 p.m. at the Justice Center

HIRING AND PROMOTION CEREMONY TODAY AT 2:30 P.M. AT THE JUSTICE CENTER


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 10:40 AM
Today, Thursday July 30, 2015, at 2:30 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will be hosting a hiring and promotion ceremony in the Wayne Sullivan Room on the 14th Floor of the Justice Center, located at 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue.

Seven (7) new police officers will be sworn-in to the Bureau. Additionally, one detective will be promoted to lieutenant, and three non-sworn employees hired by the Bureau will be recognized.

Interested media should plan to arrive early and all guests must check in at the Central Precinct desk.

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Wilsonville Library to Act as "Cooling Center" During Heat Wave

WILSONVILLE LIBRARY TO ACT AS "COOLING CENTER" DURING HEAT WAVE


News Release from City of Wilsonville
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 10:30 AM
MEDIA RELEASE - For Immediate Release
July 30, 2015

WILSONVILLE, OR -- The Wilsonville Public Library is one of several "cooling centers" in Clackamas County during the pending predicted heat wave of 100-plus-degree temperatures arriving today. The Library plans to remain open to the public with air conditioning from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on both Thursday, July 30, and Friday, July 31.

The Wilsonville Public Library is located at 8200 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville 97070; and maybe contacted at 503-682-2744; www.WilsonvilleLibrary.org.

The Library's general policy is to remain open late on any day when the temperature hits 100 degrees; otherwise, normal closing hours of 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday apply.

Additionally, other free public options for cool spaces include SMART buses, which operate without a fare in Wilsonville and are air conditioned, and Winfield Village retirement center, 8170 SW Vlahos Drive, Wilsonville, which is open to the general public seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. when temperatures reach 90 degrees.

For a complete, up-to-date list of cooling centers in Clackamas County, see www.clackamas.us/pressreleases/pr20150623a.html.

Clackamas County health officials recommend taking the following precautions to avoid heat-related health issues:

* Avoid the sun and strenuous activity, especially from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* If possible, go to an air-conditioned building for several hours during the hottest parts of the day. Participate in activities that will keep you cool, such as going to the movies, shopping at the mall, or cooling off at a pool or beach.

* Wear a wide-brimmed hat and light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting clothes.

* Set your air conditioner. If you don't have air conditioning, take a cool shower twice a day and visit a public air-conditioned facility.

* Drink plenty of fluids, even if you are not thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine. Those on fluid-restricted diets or taking diuretics should first consult their physician.

* Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 14 if planning on sun exposure.

* Stay in shaded areas whenever working outdoors.

* Check on older adults or persons with disabilities in your community who may need help coping with the heat.

* Be sure your pets have plenty of water and shaded areas.

Cooling Centers in Clackamas County listed alphabetically by name as of June 24, 12 p.m.:

Canby Adult Center
1250 S. Ivy St, Canby 97013
503-266-2970
Open to the public Monday-Friday during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Clackamas Service Center
8800 SE 80th Ave., Portland 97206
503-771-7914
Open to the public on Friday from 2-7 p.m., Saturday from 4:30-9:30 p.m., and Sunday from 3-5:30 p.m. Meals and other services available.

Damascus Community Church
14251 SE Rust Way, Damascus 97089
503-658-3179
Open to the public Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. when temperatures reach 90 degrees, and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lake Oswego Adult Community Center
505 G Ave., Lake Oswego 97034
503-635-3758
Open to the public Wednesday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Please call for updates as hours change depending on events.

My Father's Heart Street Ministry
603 12th St., Oregon City 97045
503-722-9780
Open to the public on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please call for weekend hours.

Sandy Senior Center
38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy 97055
503-668-5569
Open to the public Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wilsonville Public Library Cooling Center
8200 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville 97070
503-682-2744
Open normal business hours. The library will stay open until 9 p.m. if temperatures reach 100 degrees.

Winfield Village
8170 SW Vlahos Drive, Wilsonville 97070
503-682-0653
The Fireside Room is open to the general public seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. when temperatures reach 90 degrees. Water is available.


For more information, members of the public may contact Clackamas County Human Services Supervisor Kati Tilton at KTilton@clackamas.us or 503-650-5701.


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Watch your vote count live Aug. 4 on CVTV Channel 23, CVTV.org

WATCH YOUR VOTE COUNT LIVE AUG. 4 ON CVTV CHANNEL 23, CVTV.ORG


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 9:25 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV) will provide the only live, local primary election night television coverage in Clark County starting at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Comcast subscribers can tune to Channel 23 for up-to-the-minute Clark County election results, analysis and commentary. Live streaming CVTV election coverage will also be available online at www.cvtv.org.

Dave Schmitke, CVTV Contributor, and Dr. Carolyn Long, Associate Professor for the Department of Political Science at Washington State University - Vancouver, also will conduct live election-night candidate interviews from the 6th Floor Hearings Room at the Clark County Public Service Center.

CVTV is a local government, non-commercial cable access channel operated and funded by the City of Vancouver and Clark County, Washington.

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