Monday, November 30, 2015

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office investigating report of overdue climbers on Mt. Hood

CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATING REPORT OF OVERDUE CLIMBERS ON MT. HOOD


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 10:26 PM
*********UPDATE 11-30-15 @ 10:15pm**********

The two overdue climbers have safely made it back to their vehicle on their own. They are uninjured, and reportedly were delayed due to changing weather conditions on the mountain.

The climbers do not wish to be contacted by the media.


*********End of update*********


On 11-30-15 at about 8:25pm, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received a report of two overdue climbers on Mt. Hood.

The reporting party indicated the two climbers were expected to return from their climb "before dark," but have yet to check in. The overdue climbers are reported to be experienced climbers.

A patrol deputy assigned to the call was able to located the climbers' vehicle at Timberline Lodge. Members of the Clackamas County Search and Rescue Team have been called out to assess the situation and help to locate the overdue climbers.

No additional details are available at this time. An update will be provided at about midnight, or sooner if additional details become available.

General information on the Clackamas County Search and Rescue Team can be found here:

http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/sar.html
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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office investigating report of overdue climbers on Mt. Hood

CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATING REPORT OF OVERDUE CLIMBERS ON MT. HOOD


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 10:09 PM
On 11-30-15 at about 8:25pm, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received a report of two overdue climbers on Mt. Hood.

The reporting party indicated the two climbers were expected to return from their climb "before dark," but have yet to check in. The overdue climbers are reported to be experienced climbers.

A patrol deputy assigned to the call was able to located the climbers' vehicle at Timberline Lodge. Members of the Clackamas County Search and Rescue Team have been called out to assess the situation and help to locate the overdue climbers.

No additional details are available at this time. An update will be provided at about midnight, or sooner if additional details become available.

General information on the Clackamas County Search and Rescue Team can be found here:

http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/sar.html
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Woman Arrested in Theft of Dog (Photo)

WOMAN ARRESTED IN THEFT OF DOG (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 6:01 PM
Downloadable file: Deputy Rue and Pippin
Downloadable file: Arrested
November 30, 2015--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a location of a dog that was reported stolen in December 2014. The dog was located and the woman that reportedly stole the dog was arrested.

On November 30, 2015, at 1:34 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a possible location of a stolen Australian Shepard dog named Pippin in the 18400 block of SW Parrett Mountain Road in the community of Sherwood. It was reported that the dog was stolen from the front of a store in Beaverton on December 14, 2014.

A Sheriff's Deputy contacted Penelope Whipple, 54, at her residence on SW Parrett Mountain Road. Ms. Whipple matched the description of the person that took the dog which was given to the Beaverton Police Officer when the theft was originally reported. The Sheriff's Deputy also saw a dog that matched the description of the one stolen. The Sheriff's Deputy took the dog to the Banfield Pet Hospital where they verified through the dog's chip that it was indeed Pippin, the stolen dog in question.

The Sheriff's Deputy returned at 3:48 p.m., and arrested Ms. Whipple at her residence (booking photo attached). Pippin's owner picked her up and was planning on surprising her children with a reunion this evening.

Penelope Ann Whipple was lodged in the Washington County Jail, charged with Felony First Degree Theft (Companion Animal). She is held on $10,000 bail. There is the possibility of additional charges as the investigation continues.
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**Updated Cause**PF&R Responds to a House Fire (9660 SE Yukon St.) (Photo)

**UPDATED CAUSE**PF&R RESPONDS TO A HOUSE FIRE (9660 SE YUKON ST.) (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 5:55 PM
Downloadable file: FF's Removing Boards from Windows 2
Downloadable file: FF's Removing Boards from Windows
Downloadable file: Firefighter Climbing to Roof to Ventilate
Update: The cause of this fire is undetermined at this time. Portland Fire & Rescue's Arson Investigator could not rul e out the following causes for this fire:

1. Improperly discarded smoking materials ignited light combustibles

2. The human introduction of a competent ignition source to readily available combustibles

There was evidence the house was being occupied illegally for quite some time.

#### End ####

On 11/29/15 at 8:09 PM Portland Firefighters were called to a fire at 9660 SE Yukon St. On arrival firefighters found fire from one window of a vacant 1.5 story house. Firefighters began fighting the fire and searching for trapped occupants. No one was found inside and no injuries were associated with this fire. The majority of fire was knocked down within 20 minutes, but fire crews remain on scene extinguishing hot spots.

The house's windows were boarded up and it was filled with an excessive amount of clutter. These conditions increased the danger and difficulty for crews working to extinguish the flames. A PF&R fire investigator is on scene working to determine the cause of this fire. This release will be updated if a cause is released. If images are available they will be added to this release.
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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire in The Dalles

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE IN THE DALLES


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 5:27 PM
Response volunteers with the American Red Cross this afternoon met with a client in response to a disaster that occurred in the 1100 block of E 10th Street in The Dalles, OR. The disaster, a single-family fire, affected two adults. Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to address immediate basic needs, and information about recovery services.

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 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascadeshfpc 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 athttp://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6
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Red Cross Volunteers Provide Assistance at Corbett Home Fire

RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS PROVIDE ASSISTANCE AT CORBETT HOME FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 5:20 PM
American Red Cross disaster team volunteers this afternoon Red responded to a single-family home fire that occurred in the 9000 block of SE Bull Run Road in Corbett, OR. This fire affected two adults. Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to address immediate basic needs, information about recovery services, disaster health services and disaster mental health services.

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 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascadeshfpc 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 athttp://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
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Deputies Coordinating Search For Two Climbers On Mt. Jefferson **Update 7**

DEPUTIES COORDINATING SEARCH FOR TWO CLIMBERS ON MT. JEFFERSON **UPDATE 7**


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 2:19 PM
Rescuers have encountered severe weather conditions that have prevented the recovery of Tommy Fountain. Because of conditions rescuers are climbing down to lower elevations where they can be air lifted off of the mountain by helicopter safely.

Tomorrow searchers will reassess and determine when Mr. Fountain can be safely recovered. Unless an issue arises with the extraction of our rescuers the Sheriff's Office does not anticipate any further releases of information.

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Alison Fountain has been recovered and is now reunited with family. The Air Guard helicopter is refueling and weather permitting will return for Tommy Fountain as well as the fifteen additional rescuers.

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Rescuers have arrived on scene with the injured climber. Sadly Tommy Fountain died as a result of his fall. Alison Fountain is in good condition, crews are now working to bring both husband and wife down from the mountain.


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Rescuers are still some 400 vertical feet from the injured climber. Additional climbers are now being flown into to assist with the ongoing rescue. To learn more about the climbing teams please check out their website at www.corvallismountainrescue.org & www.eugenemountainrescue.org Additional videos from this morning's air operations are available at the below links.

Arriving media please call the PIO cell for parking instructions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTaEAmAljns


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Ten additional mountain rescue climbers are on scene and will be flown in to assist in the rescue efforts sometime around 7:30 a.m. The first set of climbers have reached 7500 feet but are traveling slower than expected due to the difficult terrain. Rescuers now estimate they will not reach the injured climbers until sometime around 8:00 a.m.

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Five rescue climbers from the Corvallis Mountain Rescue Team have been delivered roughly 2000 feet below the injured climber. Rescuers have estimated it will take approximately several hours to reach the injured climbers from where they were inserted.

Below are several links to videos taken of the rescue climbers briefing, loading into the helicopter and the helicopter taking off. We will continue to update the release as information becomes available.

https://youtu.be/LXZ03HimfZM
https://youtu.be/Xupnx1MM3so
https://youtu.be/HtXJTqEiLec
https://youtu.be/-05hq2TKWhc
https://youtu.be/0Tln0kIBRoU

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We can confirm that the two climbers stuck on Mt. Jefferson are Thomas Fountain, age 32 and Alison Fountain, age 29 both of Oregon. Searchers do know the location of both climbers and describe the terrain as difficult.

Searchers believe that Mr. Fountain has fallen into a crevasse and is injured. Thankfully Ms. Fountain is able to communicate with searchers via text message. Searchers with the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Corvallis Mt. Rescue, Eugene Mt. Rescue, Marion County Jeep Patrol and Marion County SAR COM Team are all arriving on scene.

Once on scene a Coast Guard helicopter out of Astoria will be arriving and flying one of the mountain rescue teams into the climbers. PIO is preparing to head to the command post which is located at the Detroit City Hall. Responding media should stage in the City Hall parking lot, please do not interfere with any of the SAR operations. PIO estimated time of arrival is approximately 1 to 1 ?1/2 hours.


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Linn and Marion County Deputies are currently organizing a search for two hikers on Mt. Jefferson. Preliminary information obtained by searchers is that two climbers were climbing Mt. Jefferson when one became injured.

Searchers have found the climbers vehicle at a trail head in Marion County. It is still very early in the search and very few details are available at this time. This release will be updated as soon as more facts become available.
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Red Cross Responds to Multi-family Fire in Springfield

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO MULTI-FAMILY FIRE IN SPRINGFIELD


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 2:06 PM
Disaster action team volunteers with the American Red Cross responded to a disaster in the 400 block of 21 Street in Springfield, Ore. This multi-family fire displaced six adults and two children. The Red Cross provided assistance to address basic immediate needs and information about recovery services.

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 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascadeshfpc 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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Deputies Coordinating Search For Two Climbers On Mt. Jefferson **Update 6**

DEPUTIES COORDINATING SEARCH FOR TWO CLIMBERS ON MT. JEFFERSON **UPDATE 6**


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 11:41 AM
Alison Fountain has been recovered and is now reunited with family. The Air Guard helicopter is refueling and weather permitting will return for Tommy Fountain as well as the fifteen additional rescuers.

***************

Rescuers have arrived on scene with the injured climber. Sadly Tommy Fountain died as a result of his fall. Alison Fountain is in good condition, crews are now working to bring both husband and wife down from the mountain.


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Rescuers are still some 400 vertical feet from the injured climber. Additional climbers are now being flown into to assist with the ongoing rescue. To learn more about the climbing teams please check out their website at www.corvallismountainrescue.org & www.eugenemountainrescue.org Additional videos from this morning's air operations are available at the below links.

Arriving media please call the PIO cell for parking instructions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTaEAmAljns


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Ten additional mountain rescue climbers are on scene and will be flown in to assist in the rescue efforts sometime around 7:30 a.m. The first set of climbers have reached 7500 feet but are traveling slower than expected due to the difficult terrain. Rescuers now estimate they will not reach the injured climbers until sometime around 8:00 a.m.

****************

Five rescue climbers from the Corvallis Mountain Rescue Team have been delivered roughly 2000 feet below the injured climber. Rescuers have estimated it will take approximately several hours to reach the injured climbers from where they were inserted.

Below are several links to videos taken of the rescue climbers briefing, loading into the helicopter and the helicopter taking off. We will continue to update the release as information becomes available.

https://youtu.be/LXZ03HimfZM
https://youtu.be/Xupnx1MM3so
https://youtu.be/HtXJTqEiLec
https://youtu.be/-05hq2TKWhc
https://youtu.be/0Tln0kIBRoU

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We can confirm that the two climbers stuck on Mt. Jefferson are Thomas Fountain, age 32 and Alison Fountain, age 29 both of Oregon. Searchers do know the location of both climbers and describe the terrain as difficult.

Searchers believe that Mr. Fountain has fallen into a crevasse and is injured. Thankfully Ms. Fountain is able to communicate with searchers via text message. Searchers with the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Corvallis Mt. Rescue, Eugene Mt. Rescue, Marion County Jeep Patrol and Marion County SAR COM Team are all arriving on scene.

Once on scene a Coast Guard helicopter out of Astoria will be arriving and flying one of the mountain rescue teams into the climbers. PIO is preparing to head to the command post which is located at the Detroit City Hall. Responding media should stage in the City Hall parking lot, please do not interfere with any of the SAR operations. PIO estimated time of arrival is approximately 1 to 1 ?1/2 hours.


*****************

Linn and Marion County Deputies are currently organizing a search for two hikers on Mt. Jefferson. Preliminary information obtained by searchers is that two climbers were climbing Mt. Jefferson when one became injured.

Searchers have found the climbers vehicle at a trail head in Marion County. It is still very early in the search and very few details are available at this time. This release will be updated as soon as more facts become available.
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Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday - Great Days and Great Ways to Support the Red Cross

CYBER MONDAY AND GIVING TUESDAY - GREAT DAYS AND GREAT WAYS TO SUPPORT THE RED CROSS


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 10:23 AM
Downloadable file: Give Something that Means Something - Red Cross Holiday Gift Catalog
The American Red Cross is participating in its third annual Giving Tuesday event on December 1, and urges everyone to visit the 2015 American Red Cross Holiday Gift Catalog to give a meaningful -- and enduring -- gift of help and hope this holiday season.

"Giving something that means something on Giving Tuesday is a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays and help people in need," said American Red Cross Cascades Region CEO Amy Shlossman. "It may be a gift to a family trying their best to cope after a home fire, a service member facing the holidays far from loved ones, or a child needing a blood transfusion."

The Red Cross Holiday Gift Catalog is geared to offer a variety of gift choices that can be made in the name of a friend or family member to directly support the vital humanitarian services that the Red Cross provides.

Hundreds of times each day, the Red Cross brings help and hope to people when they need it most. For example, a home fire occurs every 7 minutes in this country, and smoke alarms save lives. Through the Red Cross holiday gift catalog, you can "purchase" a gift of fire safety training and the installation of one smoke alarm for $15.

The Red Cross holiday gift catalog contains heartwarming stories from people across the world who have been helped by the Red Cross, as well as a diverse list of symbolic gifts that illustrate what a donation in honor of a loved one, colleague, or client could mean to someone in need. The tax-deductible donation will support a Red Cross program area. A donation during Giving Tuesday can provide:
* Blankets that give comfort and security to victims of disasters
* Fire safety training and smoke alarms to help reduce fire-related deaths and injuries in at-risk communities
* Reconnect families who have been separated by war or disasters
* Blood services to help ensure blood is safe and available for those in need
To access the Holiday Gift Catalog, visit redcross.org/gifts, make a tax-deductible donation online, or call 1-800-RED CROSS. Also, there is a constant need for blood and donations are especially appreciated during the holiday season when hectic schedules, travel or inclement weather can affect the demand for blood collection. To make an appointment to give the gift of life by donating blood, or to learn more about becoming a Red Cross volunteer, visit redcross.org today.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

About our Corporate Holiday Supporters
During this holiday season, the American Red Cross is grateful for those corporate donors that generously contribute to our Holiday Giving Campaign. They include Circle K West Coast and Florida Divisions and Mazda and its Dealers. Thanks to the generosity of these and other supporters, the Red Cross is able to bring help and hope to people across the country. To learn more about our corporate holiday supporters, visit redcross.org/corporate-holiday-supporters.
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Deputies Coordinating Search For Two Climbers On Mt. Jefferson **Update 5**

DEPUTIES COORDINATING SEARCH FOR TWO CLIMBERS ON MT. JEFFERSON **UPDATE 5**


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 9:21 AM
Rescuers have arrived on scene with the injured climber. Sadly Tommy Fountain died as a result of his fall. Alison Fountain is in good condition, crews are now working to bring both husband and wife down from the mountain.


***************

Rescuers are still some 400 vertical feet from the injured climber. Additional climbers are now being flown into to assist with the ongoing rescue. To learn more about the climbing teams please check out their website at www.corvallismountainrescue.org & www.eugenemountainrescue.org Additional videos from this morning's air operations are available at the below links.

Arriving media please call the PIO cell for parking instructions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTaEAmAljns


***************

Ten additional mountain rescue climbers are on scene and will be flown in to assist in the rescue efforts sometime around 7:30 a.m. The first set of climbers have reached 7500 feet but are traveling slower than expected due to the difficult terrain. Rescuers now estimate they will not reach the injured climbers until sometime around 8:00 a.m.

****************

Five rescue climbers from the Corvallis Mountain Rescue Team have been delivered roughly 2000 feet below the injured climber. Rescuers have estimated it will take approximately several hours to reach the injured climbers from where they were inserted.

Below are several links to videos taken of the rescue climbers briefing, loading into the helicopter and the helicopter taking off. We will continue to update the release as information becomes available.

https://youtu.be/LXZ03HimfZM
https://youtu.be/Xupnx1MM3so
https://youtu.be/HtXJTqEiLec
https://youtu.be/-05hq2TKWhc
https://youtu.be/0Tln0kIBRoU

******************

We can confirm that the two climbers stuck on Mt. Jefferson are Thomas Fountain, age 32 and Alison Fountain, age 29 both of Oregon. Searchers do know the location of both climbers and describe the terrain as difficult.

Searchers believe that Mr. Fountain has fallen into a crevasse and is injured. Thankfully Ms. Fountain is able to communicate with searchers via text message. Searchers with the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Corvallis Mt. Rescue, Eugene Mt. Rescue, Marion County Jeep Patrol and Marion County SAR COM Team are all arriving on scene.

Once on scene a Coast Guard helicopter out of Astoria will be arriving and flying one of the mountain rescue teams into the climbers. PIO is preparing to head to the command post which is located at the Detroit City Hall. Responding media should stage in the City Hall parking lot, please do not interfere with any of the SAR operations. PIO estimated time of arrival is approximately 1 to 1 ?1/2 hours.


*****************

Linn and Marion County Deputies are currently organizing a search for two hikers on Mt. Jefferson. Preliminary information obtained by searchers is that two climbers were climbing Mt. Jefferson when one became injured.

Searchers have found the climbers vehicle at a trail head in Marion County. It is still very early in the search and very few details are available at this time. This release will be updated as soon as more facts become available.
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Oregon Health Policy Board to meet December 1 at OHSU in Portland

OREGON HEALTH POLICY BOARD TO MEET DECEMBER 1 AT OHSU IN PORTLAND


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 8:37 AM
November 30, 2015

Contact: Stephanie Jarem, 971-273-6844 (meeting information or accommodations)

The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold its monthly meeting December 1 in Portland. The meeting will be held at the OHSU Center for Health and Healing. The board will hear updates on legislative activities related to OHPB priorities. The Milbank Memorial Fund will also share findings from a report on state policy efforts to measure and limit health care cost growth. Public testimony will be heard during the meeting, beginning at 11:45 a.m.

When: Tuesday, Dec 1, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Where: OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3033 SW Bond Ave., third floor, Room 4. The meeting will also be available via live Web stream. A link to the live stream and a recording of the meeting will be posted on the board's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2015-OHPB-Meetings.aspx. Members of the public can also call in to listen by dialing 1-888-808-6929, participant code 915042#.

Agenda:
-- Director's report;
-- Legislative update, HB 5507 (home visiting);
-- Legislative update, SB 440;
-- Sustainable health expenditures;
-- OHPB discussion;
-- Public testimony.

For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2015-OHPB-Meetings.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations by calling Stephanie Jarem at 971-273-6844 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Marion County Firefighters 'Fill the Boot' to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy (Photo)

MARION COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS 'FILL THE BOOT' TO RAISE MONEY FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 8:33 AM
Downloadable file: mda_muscles.jpg
Downloadable file: mda.jpg
(Salem OR) - For over 17 years, Marion County Fire District #1 Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 2557 has been raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to fight neuromuscular disease with 'Fill the Boot' fundraisers. On November 27, 2015, MCFD#1 firefighters donated time and resources to lay the foundation for another successful 'Fill the Boot' event.

This year's 'Fill the Boot' event, held in front of Roth's IGA in northeast Salem, Oregon, raised $15,018.12. "These positive impacts increase our community's health and well-being; it allows Marion County Firefighters to connect with the communities we proudly serve." 'Fill the Boot' also involves our family members and close friends all coming together with the community for a great cause." said Firefighter/Paramedic Jerrod Schuch of MCFD#1.

MDA is the world's leading nonprofit health organization sponsoring research seeking the causes of and effective treatments for neuromuscular diseases. The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) is the largest national sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA); the IAFF has been fundraising with MDA for over 60 years. More than 300,000 members of the IAFF in the United States and Canada are pledged to saving lives, both as firefighters and paramedics and as the strongest campaigners for the worldwide research efforts of MDA to eradicate 40 neuromuscular diseases. The contributions of the firefighters also go towards MDA's summer camps for children, professional and public health education, and other programs.

"We are extremely grateful for all the support and time everyone involved donated toward this event. We couldn't have done it without them." Said Firefighter/Paramedic Scott Wildfang and Ashley Yukich, MDA 'Fill the Boot' coordinators.

Marion County Fire District #1 Professional Firefighters Local 2557 would like to thank the following local businesses, organizations, and institutions for continued support:

* Marion County Volunteer Firefighters Association
* Salem Professional Firefighters IAFF L314
* Chemeketa Community College Firefighter Program
* Lowes
* Roths Fresh Markets
* Chipotle
* Odd Moes
* Starbucks
* Columbia Bank

For more information, please contact Scott Wildfang and Ashley Yukich, MDA Coordinators @
Marion County Professional Firefighters L2557 Facebook & www.local2557.com
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Deputies Coordinating Search For Two Climbers On Mt. Jefferson **Update 4**

DEPUTIES COORDINATING SEARCH FOR TWO CLIMBERS ON MT. JEFFERSON **UPDATE 4**


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 8:17 AM
Rescuers are still some 400 vertical feet from the injured climber. Additional climbers are now being flown into to assist with the ongoing rescue. To learn more about the climbing teams please check out their website at www.corvallismountainrescue.org & www.eugenemountainrescue.org Additional videos from this morning's air operations are available at the below links.

Arriving media please call the PIO cell for parking instructions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTaEAmAljns


***************

Ten additional mountain rescue climbers are on scene and will be flown in to assist in the rescue efforts sometime around 7:30 a.m. The first set of climbers have reached 7500 feet but are traveling slower than expected due to the difficult terrain. Rescuers now estimate they will not reach the injured climbers until sometime around 8:00 a.m.

****************

Five rescue climbers from the Corvallis Mountain Rescue Team have been delivered roughly 2000 feet below the injured climber. Rescuers have estimated it will take approximately several hours to reach the injured climbers from where they were inserted.

Below are several links to videos taken of the rescue climbers briefing, loading into the helicopter and the helicopter taking off. We will continue to update the release as information becomes available.

https://youtu.be/LXZ03HimfZM
https://youtu.be/Xupnx1MM3so
https://youtu.be/HtXJTqEiLec
https://youtu.be/-05hq2TKWhc
https://youtu.be/0Tln0kIBRoU

******************

We can confirm that the two climbers stuck on Mt. Jefferson are Thomas Fountain, age 32 and Alison Fountain, age 29 both of Oregon. Searchers do know the location of both climbers and describe the terrain as difficult.

Searchers believe that Mr. Fountain has fallen into a crevasse and is injured. Thankfully Ms. Fountain is able to communicate with searchers via text message. Searchers with the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Corvallis Mt. Rescue, Eugene Mt. Rescue, Marion County Jeep Patrol and Marion County SAR COM Team are all arriving on scene.

Once on scene a Coast Guard helicopter out of Astoria will be arriving and flying one of the mountain rescue teams into the climbers. PIO is preparing to head to the command post which is located at the Detroit City Hall. Responding media should stage in the City Hall parking lot, please do not interfere with any of the SAR operations. PIO estimated time of arrival is approximately 1 to 1 ?1/2 hours.


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Linn and Marion County Deputies are currently organizing a search for two hikers on Mt. Jefferson. Preliminary information obtained by searchers is that two climbers were climbing Mt. Jefferson when one became injured.

Searchers have found the climbers vehicle at a trail head in Marion County. It is still very early in the search and very few details are available at this time. This release will be updated as soon as more facts become available.
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Red Cross Responds To Springfield multi family Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO SPRINGFIELD MULTI FAMILY FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 7:47 AM
On November 30th, 2015 at 01:25, Red Cross disaster volunteers responded to a multi family fire that occurred in the 400 block of 21st Street in Springfield, OR.

This multi family fire affected 5 adults. Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to address immediate basic needs, disaster health services, and information about recovery services.

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 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascadeshfpc 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 Responds To Battleground Home Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO BATTLEGROUND HOME FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 7:37 AM
On Sunday, November 29th, 2015 at approximately 11:00 PM Red Cross DAT members  responded to a residential fire which occurred in the 2000 block of SW 6th Street in Battleground, WA. This single family fire affected 3 adults and 1 child.

The Red Cross provided assistance for immediate basic needs, comfort kits, blankets, stuffed animal, disaster mental health, disaster health services, and 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 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascadeshfpc to schedule an appointment.

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***Update*** Dangerous Driving Conditions Causing Multiple Crashes - Interstate 5

***UPDATE*** DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS CAUSING MULTIPLE CRASHES - INTERSTATE 5


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 7:17 AM
Freezing rain is now falling in southern Douglas County. Multiple crashes reported near milepost 108 (Myrtle Creek).

An OSP Patrol Vehicle has been struck multiple times while the trooper was out on another crash. There are no injuries reported.

Use caution and visit www.tripcheck.com.

***End Update***

Previous Release:
Motorists are being urged to travel cautiously from the Mid-Willamette Valley to Roseburg. There is freezing rain being reported which has caused multiple crashes on Interstate 5 north of Roseburg.

Visit www.tripcheck.com for road status.
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Dangerous Driving Conditions Causing Multiple Crashes - Interstate 5

DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS CAUSING MULTIPLE CRASHES - INTERSTATE 5


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 6:59 AM
Motorists are being urged to travel cautiously from the Mid-Willamette Valley to Roseburg. There is freezing rain being reported which has caused multiple crashes on Interstate 5 north of Roseburg.

Visit www.tripcheck.com for road status.
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Deputies Coordinating Search For Two Climbers On Mt. Jefferson **Update 3**

DEPUTIES COORDINATING SEARCH FOR TWO CLIMBERS ON MT. JEFFERSON **UPDATE 3**


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 6:05 AM
Ten additional mountain rescue climbers are on scene and will be flown in to assist in the rescue efforts sometime around 7:30 a.m. The first set of climbers have reached 7500 feet but are traveling slower than expected due to the difficult terrain. Rescuers now estimate they will not reach the injured climbers until sometime around 8:00 a.m.

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Five rescue climbers from the Corvallis Mountain Rescue Team have been delivered roughly 2000 feet below the injured climber. Rescuers have estimated it will take approximately several hours to reach the injured climbers from where they were inserted.

Below are several links to videos taken of the rescue climbers briefing, loading into the helicopter and the helicopter taking off. We will continue to update the release as information becomes available.

https://youtu.be/LXZ03HimfZM
https://youtu.be/Xupnx1MM3so
https://youtu.be/HtXJTqEiLec
https://youtu.be/-05hq2TKWhc
https://youtu.be/0Tln0kIBRoU

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We can confirm that the two climbers stuck on Mt. Jefferson are Thomas Fountain, age 32 and Alison Fountain, age 29 both of Oregon. Searchers do know the location of both climbers and describe the terrain as difficult.

Searchers believe that Mr. Fountain has fallen into a crevasse and is injured. Thankfully Ms. Fountain is able to communicate with searchers via text message. Searchers with the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Corvallis Mt. Rescue, Eugene Mt. Rescue, Marion County Jeep Patrol and Marion County SAR COM Team are all arriving on scene.

Once on scene a Coast Guard helicopter out of Astoria will be arriving and flying one of the mountain rescue teams into the climbers. PIO is preparing to head to the command post which is located at the Detroit City Hall. Responding media should stage in the City Hall parking lot, please do not interfere with any of the SAR operations. PIO estimated time of arrival is approximately 1 to 1 ?1/2 hours.


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Linn and Marion County Deputies are currently organizing a search for two hikers on Mt. Jefferson. Preliminary information obtained by searchers is that two climbers were climbing Mt. Jefferson when one became injured.

Searchers have found the climbers vehicle at a trail head in Marion County. It is still very early in the search and very few details are available at this time. This release will be updated as soon as more facts become available.
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Deputies Coordinating Search For Two Climbers On Mt. Jefferson **Update 2**

DEPUTIES COORDINATING SEARCH FOR TWO CLIMBERS ON MT. JEFFERSON **UPDATE 2**


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 2:59 AM
Five rescue climbers from the Corvallis Mountain Rescue Team have been delivered roughly 2000 feet below the injured climber. Rescuers have estimated it will take approximately several hours to reach the injured climbers from where they were inserted.

Below are several links to videos taken of the rescue climbers briefing, loading into the helicopter and the helicopter taking off. We will continue to update the release as information becomes available.

https://youtu.be/LXZ03HimfZM
https://youtu.be/Xupnx1MM3so
https://youtu.be/HtXJTqEiLec
https://youtu.be/-05hq2TKWhc
https://youtu.be/0Tln0kIBRoU

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We can confirm that the two climbers stuck on Mt. Jefferson are Thomas Fountain, age 32 and Alison Fountain, age 29 both of Oregon. Searchers do know the location of both climbers and describe the terrain as difficult.

Searchers believe that Mr. Fountain has fallen into a crevasse and is injured. Thankfully Ms. Fountain is able to communicate with searchers via text message. Searchers with the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Corvallis Mt. Rescue, Eugene Mt. Rescue, Marion County Jeep Patrol and Marion County SAR COM Team are all arriving on scene.

Once on scene a Coast Guard helicopter out of Astoria will be arriving and flying one of the mountain rescue teams into the climbers. PIO is preparing to head to the command post which is located at the Detroit City Hall. Responding media should stage in the City Hall parking lot, please do not interfere with any of the SAR operations. PIO estimated time of arrival is approximately 1 to 1 ?1/2 hours.


*****************

Linn and Marion County Deputies are currently organizing a search for two hikers on Mt. Jefferson. Preliminary information obtained by searchers is that two climbers were climbing Mt. Jefferson when one became injured.

Searchers have found the climbers vehicle at a trail head in Marion County. It is still very early in the search and very few details are available at this time. This release will be updated as soon as more facts become available.
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Deputies Coordinating Search For Two Climbers On Mt. Jefferson **Update 2**

DEPUTIES COORDINATING SEARCH FOR TWO CLIMBERS ON MT. JEFFERSON **UPDATE 2**


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 30th, 2015 2:58 AM
Five rescue climbers from the Corvallis Mountain Rescue Team have been delivered roughly 2000 feet below the injured climber. Rescuers have estimated it will take approximately several hours to reach the injured climbers from where they were inserted.

Below are several links to videos taken of the rescue climbers briefing, loading into the helicopter and the helicopter taking off. We will continue to update the release as information becomes available.

https://youtu.be/LXZ03HimfZM
https://youtu.be/Xupnx1MM3so
https://youtu.be/HtXJTqEiLec
https://youtu.be/-05hq2TKWhc
https://youtu.be/0Tln0kIBRoU

******************

We can confirm that the two climbers stuck on Mt. Jefferson are Thomas Fountain, age 32 and Alison Fountain, age 29 both of Oregon. Searchers do know the location of both climbers and describe the terrain as difficult.

Searchers believe that Mr. Fountain has fallen into a crevasse and is injured. Thankfully Ms. Fountain is able to communicate with searchers via text message. Searchers with the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Corvallis Mt. Rescue, Eugene Mt. Rescue, Marion County Jeep Patrol and Marion County SAR COM Team are all arriving on scene.

Once on scene a Coast Guard helicopter out of Astoria will be arriving and flying one of the mountain rescue teams into the climbers. PIO is preparing to head to the command post which is located at the Detroit City Hall. Responding media should stage in the City Hall parking lot, please do not interfere with any of the SAR operations. PIO estimated time of arrival is approximately 1 to 1 ?1/2 hours.


*****************

Linn and Marion County Deputies are currently organizing a search for two hikers on Mt. Jefferson. Preliminary information obtained by searchers is that two climbers were climbing Mt. Jefferson when one became injured.

Searchers have found the climbers vehicle at a trail head in Marion County. It is still very early in the search and very few details are available at this time. This release will be updated as soon as more facts become available.
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Sunday, November 29, 2015

**Updated with Images**PF&R Responds to a House Fire (9660 SE Yukon St.) (Photo)

**UPDATED WITH IMAGES**PF&R RESPONDS TO A HOUSE FIRE (9660 SE YUKON ST.) (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2015 9:33 PM
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Tonight at 8:09 PM Portland Firefighters were called to a fire at 9660 SE Yukon St. On arrival firefighters fou nd fire from one window of a vacant 1.5 story house. Firefighters began fighting the fire and searching for trapped occupants. No one was found inside and no injuries were associated with this fire. The majority of fire was knocked down within 20 minutes, but fire crews remain on scene extinguishing hot spots.

The house's windows were boarded up and it was filled with an excessive amount of clutter. These conditions increased the danger and difficulty for crews working to extinguish the flames. A PF&R fire investigator is on scene working to determine the cause of this fire. This release will be updated if a cause is released. If images are available they will be added to this release.
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Deputies Coordinating Search For Two Climbers On Mt. Jefferson **Update 1**

DEPUTIES COORDINATING SEARCH FOR TWO CLIMBERS ON MT. JEFFERSON **UPDATE 1**


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2015 9:23 PM
We can confirm that the two climbers stuck on Mt. Jefferson are Thomas Fountain, age 32 and Alison Fountain, age 29 both of Oregon. Searchers do know the location of both climbers and describe the terrain as difficult.

Searchers believe that Mr. Fountain has fallen into a crevasse and is injured. Thankfully Ms. Fountain is able to communicate with searchers via text message. Searchers with the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Corvallis Mt. Rescue, Eugene Mt. Rescue, Marion County Jeep Patrol and Marion County SAR COM Team are all arriving on scene.

Once on scene a Coast Guard helicopter out of Astoria will be arriving and flying one of the mountain rescue teams into the climbers. PIO is preparing to head to the command post which is located at the Detroit City Hall. Responding media should stage in the City Hall parking lot, please do not interfere with any of the SAR operations. PIO estimated time of arrival is approximately 1 to 1 ?1/2 hours.


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Linn and Marion County Deputies are currently organizing a search for two hikers on Mt. Jefferson. Preliminary information obtained by searchers is that two climbers were climbing Mt. Jefferson when one became injured.

Searchers have found the climbers vehicle at a trail head in Marion County. It is still very early in the search and very few details are available at this time. This release will be updated as soon as more facts become available.
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PF&R Responds to a House Fire (9660 SE Yukon St.)

PF&R RESPONDS TO A HOUSE FIRE (9660 SE YUKON ST.)


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2015 8:41 PM
Tonight at 8:09 PM Portland Firefighters were called to a fire at 9660 SE Yukon St. On arrival firefighters found fire from one window of a vacant 1.5 story house. Firefighters began fighting the fire and searching for trapped occupants. No one was found inside and no injuries were associated with this fire. The majority of fire was knocked down within 20 minutes, but fire crews remain on scene extinguishing hot spots.

The house's windows were boarded up and it was filled with an excessive amount of clutter. These conditions increased the danger and difficulty for crews working to extinguish the flames A PF&R fire investigator is on scene working to determine the cause of this fire. This release will be updated if a cause is released. If images are available they will be added to this release.
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Red Cross Responds To Sublimity Residential Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO SUBLIMITY RESIDENTIAL FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2015 7:45 PM
On Sunday November 29, 2015, at approximately 6:00 PM Red Cross DAT volunteers responded to a residential fire which occurred in the 300 block of N E Crest Street in Sublimity, OR. This single family fire affected 3 adults.

The Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to meet immediate basic needs, and 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 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascadeshfpc 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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OSP Investigating Fatal Crash On Highway 26 - Clatsop County

OSP INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH ON HIGHWAY 26 - CLATSOP COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2015 7:36 PM
On November 29, 2015 at about 5PM, OSP Troopers and emergency crews responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 26 at the junction of Highway 103 (25 miles east of Seaside).

Upon arrival on the scene, emergency personnel discovered a three vehicle crash with at least one adult female deceased. At least two others were taken to Portland area hospitals.

Highway 26 at that location is currently closed. A detour has been established. Visit www.tripcheck.com for road status.

More information will be released when it is available.
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Deputies Coordinating Search For Two Climbers On Mt. Jefferson

DEPUTIES COORDINATING SEARCH FOR TWO CLIMBERS ON MT. JEFFERSON


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2015 7:29 PM
Linn and Marion County Deputies are currently organizing a search for two hikers on Mt. Jefferson. Preliminary information obtained by searchers is that two climbers were climbing Mt. Jefferson when one became injured.

Searchers have found the climbers vehicle at a trail head in Marion County. It is still very early in the search and very few details are available at this time. This release will be updated as soon as more facts become available.
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UPDATE:Person struck by Max while crossing tracks

UPDATE:PERSON STRUCK BY MAX WHILE CROSSING TRACKS


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2015 6:05 PM
###UPDATE###

Based upon the initial investigation into this incident it appears that the deceased, an unknown age/race female, was near the tracks in a fenced area between loading platforms. As the train approached the driver saw her running into the tracks. The driver attempted to stop the train but was unsuccessful.

The Medical Examiner responded and the investigation continues.

###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Today, November 29, 2015 at about 2 p.m., Transit and Southeast Precinct officers responded to a report of an individual struck while trying to cross the tracks in front of a Max train. Officers responded and it appears that the individual was crossing the tracks in a restricted area between loading platforms when the crash occurred. The individual suffered fatal injuries. The gender, age and race of the individual is undetermined at this time.

Officers are continuing to investigate the incident. Members of the Southeast Precinct, the Transit Police and elements of the Major Crash Team are responding.

The Portland Police Bureau PIO is not responding at this time.

Updates will follow as they become available.

###PPB###
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Two In Custody After Late Night Pursuit ***Update*** (Photo)

TWO IN CUSTODY AFTER LATE NIGHT PURSUIT ***UPDATE*** (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2015 5:43 PM
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Mr. Clark has been released from the hospital and taken to the Marion County Jail. Once he is processed a booking photo will be available via our websit e. The time frame for the booking photo is not yet known.


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Last night at 11:40 p.m., Deputies were notified that the Silverton Police Department was in pursuit of an SUV that had been involved in an armed robbery in Tigard. The vehicle left Silverton and traveled toward Silver Falls State Park where Silverton PD terminated their pursuit of the vehicle.

A short time later Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office found the vehicle and began following it at a safe distance southbound on Silver Falls Highway. Deputies continued to follow while coordinating with units who were ahead of the SUV and setting up their spike strips. After two separate spike strip deployments Deputies activated their emergency lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

The SUV attempted to drive off road but quickly became stuck near the intersection of Mill Creek Road SE and Golf Club Road SE. Richard Clark, 28 and Olivia Matheny, 21, both of Bend were arrested without incident.

Matheny who had an outstanding warrant for a Parole Violation was taken to Tigard and handed over to the Tigard Police Department for their investigation. Clark was taken from the scene to the Santiam Memorial Hospital where he is in stable condition and being treated for what Deputies believe was a drug overdose. Once released Clark will be arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail for Parole Violation Warrant, Attempt to Elude, Reckless Driving and Reckless Endangering.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Silverton Police Department, Redmond Police Department, Tigard Police Department, Salem Police Department and the Oregon State Police.

There are no booking images currently available for Clark.
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Polk County burglary suspect arrested in the West Salem Area

POLK COUNTY BURGLARY SUSPECT ARRESTED IN THE WEST SALEM AREA


News Release from Polk Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2015 4:23 PM
On Saturday, November 28, 2015 at about 7:00 a.m. the Polk County Sheriff's Office received a tip that Mr. Stewart Douglas Reagan (44 years of age) was at an address off Spring Valley Road NW, Salem, in Polk County. Mr. Reagan was the suspect in a Polk County Burglary and our office had the probable cause to arrest him. Polk County's on call sergeant responded with the assistance of the City of Salem Police Department and took Mr. Reagan into custody without incident. Mr. Reagan was in possession of a stolen Honda Civic out of the city of Salem. Mr. Reagan was transported to the Polk County Jail and charged with the Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Felony Driving While Suspended and Possession of Methamphetamine, based on our contact with him at the Spring Valley Road NW address.

Mr. Reagan was also charged with Burglary in the First Degree, Theft in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree and an additional charge of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle based on the initial burglary investigation.

Mr. Reagan's bail will be well over $100,000.
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Person struck by Max while crossing tracks

PERSON STRUCK BY MAX WHILE CROSSING TRACKS


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2015 2:39 PM
Today, November 29, 2015 at about 2 p.m., Transit and Southeast Precinct officers responded to a report of an individual struck while trying to cross the tracks in front of a Max train. Officers responded and it appears that the individual was crossing the tracks in a restricted area between loading platforms when the crash occurred. The individual suffered fatal injuries. The gender, age and race of the individual is undetermined at this time.

Officers are continuing to investigate the incident. Members of the Southeast Precinct, the Transit Police and elements of the Major Crash Team are responding.

The Portland Police Bureau PIO is not responding at this time.

Updates will follow as they become available.

###PPB###
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Red Cross Responds To Eugene Residential Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO EUGENE RESIDENTIAL FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2015 1:19 PM
On Sunday November 29, 2015, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Red Cross DAT volunteers responded to a residential fire  which occurred in the 900 block of West 10th Ave in Eugene  This multi-family fire affected 5 adults. A pet was tragically lost in the fire.
The Red Cross provided assistance to meet immediate basic needs, comfort kits, medication, mental health services and 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 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascadeshfpc 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 responds To Second Klamath Falls Home Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO SECOND KLAMATH FALLS HOME FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2015 11:06 AM
On Sunday, November 29th, 2015 at approximately 9:30 AM Red Cross DAT volunteers responded to a residential fire which occurred on November 28, 2015 in the 4000 block of Valinda Way in Klamath Falls. This single family fire affected 2 adults, 3 children and 1pet.

The Red Cross provided assistance for immediate basic needs, comfort kits, blankets, stuffed animals and 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 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascadeshfpc 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 athttp://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6 
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Driver Arrested After Fatal Yamhill County Crash (Photo)

DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER FATAL YAMHILL COUNTY CRASH (PHOTO)


News Release from Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2015 10:57 AM
Downloadable file: Acevedo
On November 28, shortly before 4:00 P.M. Yamhill County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash near the intersection of Burns Road and Brown Road in the community of Whiteson.

Deputies arrived on scene and discovered a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier in the ditch. The vehicle had crashed with two occupants. The driver, identified as Jose Manuel Acevedo , 42 of McMinnville was assisted from the vehicle by a witness. The lone passenger, identified as Maria Edith Naranjo Chavez, 48 of McMinnville died on scene as a result of the crash.

The initial investigation indicated the vehicle had been driving northbound on Burns Road when it lost control and entered the ditch, rolling over an estimated 3 times. Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.

Acevedo was arrested on criminal charges related to the incident. He is currently being held at the Yamhill County Jail on one count each of DUII and Criminal Negligent Homicide with a bail of $155,000.

The case remains open and under investigation by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office and the Multi Agency Traffic Team (M.A.T.T.). Anyone with information on this crash is urged to contact Deputy Rebecca Mayer at 503-434-7506 or mayerb@co.yamhill.or.us.
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Two In Custody After Late Night Pursuit (Photo)

TWO IN CUSTODY AFTER LATE NIGHT PURSUIT (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2015 9:11 AM
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Last night at 11:40 p.m., Deputies were notified that the Silverton Police Department was in pursuit of an SUV that had been involved in an armed robbery in Tigard. The vehicle left Silverton and traveled toward Silver Falls State Park where Silverton PD terminated their pursuit of the vehicle.

A short time later Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office found the vehicle and began following it at a safe distance southbound on Silver Falls Highway. Deputies continued to follow while coordinating with units who were ahead of the SUV and setting up their spike strips. After two separate spike strip deployments Deputies activated their emergency lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

The SUV attempted to drive off road but quickly became stuck near the intersection of Mill Creek Road SE and Golf Club Road SE. Richard Clark, 28 and Olivia Matheny, 21, both of Bend were arrested without incident.

Matheny who had an outstanding warrant for a Parole Violation was taken to Tigard and handed over to the Tigard Police Department for their investigation. Clark was taken from the scene to the Santiam Memorial Hospital where he is in stable condition and being treated for what Deputies believe was a drug overdose. Once released Clark will be arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail for Parole Violation Warrant, Attempt to Elude, Reckless Driving and Reckless Endangering.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Silverton Police Department, Redmond Police Department, Tigard Police Department, Salem Police Department and the Oregon State Police.

There are no booking images currently available for Clark.
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Man Run Over While Lying In The Street, Dies

MAN RUN OVER WHILE LYING IN THE STREET, DIES


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: November 29th, 2015 8:26 AM
Gresham, Ore.- At 3:20 a.m. police officers responded to the 1500 block of N.E. Burnside Rd. on reports of a man run over by a silver Volvo sedan. Attempts to revive the victim were unsuccessful.

Witnesses confirm the 58-year-old homeless man was lying facedown on Burnside Rd., not moving, prior to being struck by the eastbound car. The man was wearing darker, non-reflective clothing.

The East County Vehicular Crimes Team is investigating and do not yet know if the man was alive at the time of the crash. An autopsy will be performed in the coming days to determine the exact cause of death.

The driver, a 57-year-old woman from Troutdale, Ore., remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. No citations have been issued.

The investigation is ongoing and no additional information is available at this time.
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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Washington County Sheriff's Office and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Investigating Fire in Garage Structure at St. Charles Place Apartments (Photo)

WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE INVESTIGATING FIRE IN GARAGE STRUCTURE AT ST. CHARLES PLACE APARTMENTS (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2015 10:25 PM
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Washington Co unty Sheriff's Office and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Investigating Fire in Garage Structure at St. Charles Place Apartments
Anyone with information about this fire is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at 503-846-2700.

At 4:05p.m. today, callers to 9-1-1 reported a garage structure on fire at the Sir Charles Court Apartments. Firefighters from TVF&R Station 64 saw a plume of smoke just before they arrived and began to attack the fire. As a result of their quick action, the fire was contained to the garages and there were no injuries.

A TVF&R fire investigator and Washington County Sheriff's investigators have conducted witness interviews and examined the scene. The fire started in the area of the recycling bins which were stored in an enclosed garage adjacent to eight other garages. Five garage structures and associated contents sustained damaged from the fire. No vehicles were parked inside.
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Washington County Sheriff's Office and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Investigating Fire in Garage Structure at St. Charles Place Apartments (Photo)

WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE INVESTIGATING FIRE IN GARAGE STRUCTURE AT ST. CHARLES PLACE APARTMENTS (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2015 9:36 PM
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Washington Cou nty Sheriff's Office and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Investigating Fire in Garage Structure at St. Charles Place Apartments
Anyone with information about this fire is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at 503-846-2700.

At 4:05p.m. today, callers to 9-1-1 reported a garage structure on fire at the St. Charles Place Apartments. Firefighters from TVF&R Station 64 saw a plume of smoke just before they arrived and began to attack the fire. As a result of their quick action, the fire was contained to the garages and there were no injuries.

A TVF&R fire investigator and Washington County Sheriff's investigators have conducted witness interviews and examined the scene. The fire started in the area of the recycling bins which were stored in an enclosed garage adjacent to eight other garages. Five garage structures and associated contents sustained damaged from the fire. No vehicles were parked inside.
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Longview Firefighters Rescue Dog from River (Photo)

LONGVIEW FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE DOG FROM RIVER (PHOTO)


News Release from Longview Police & Fire
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2015 6:51 PM
Downloadable file: Firefighter Paramedic Tucker Williams works to free a black lab from a riverbank.
Downloadable file: Firefighters access the dog using a ladder and dig him from the mud by hand.
Longview, WA -- Firefighters were summoned to the banks of the Cowlitz River today when a dog became stuck in cold water and thick mud. The dog's owner, Greg Packwell, called 911 for assistance at 3:26 PM today. Packwell told dispatchers that his dog h ad been playing near the river at the Gearhart Gardens boat launch when it became stuck in thick mud beyond the shoreline. Packwell attempted to rescue his pet, but had to retreat fearing he himself would become a victim to the mud.

Longview Engine 81 arrived at the scene shortly after the call and began to assess the situation. Acting Lieutenant Matthew Amos reported that the dog was shivering cold with water up to the black lab's chest. Upon questioning Packwell, Amos discovered that the dog had been stuck for in excess of 20 minutes. Amos felt that the dog was in danger and ordered an immediate rescue.

Firefighter Paramedic Tucker Williams and Firefighter EMT Mike Lewis donned life jackets and deployed a ladder on top of the mud to walk on. Then, on their hands and knees, Williams and Lewis dug the dog free of the mud with their bare hands.

After carrying the dog to safety, Williams said the dog couldn't walk. "It was freezing; the dog was just shivering and couldn't stand". He and Lewis wrapped him in a blanket and carried him to Packwell's vehicle. After a few minutes of warming, the dog's condition improved.

Packwell told the firefighters that he and his dog frequently play at the park and that they plan to return.
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Red Cross Assists Klamath Falls Fire Victims

RED CROSS ASSISTS KLAMATH FALLS FIRE VICTIMS


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2015 5:13 PM
On Saturday November 28, 2015 at approximately 1130, Red Cross DAT responders met with a family concerning their single family which occurred on Friday November 27, 2015 in the 1700 block of Menlo Way in Klamath Falls. This single family fire affected 2 adults and 2 children.

Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to meet immediate basic needs, comfort kits, stuffed animals and recovery information.

On Saturday November 28, 2015 at 11:00am, Red Cross volunteer DAT members responded to a multi family fire that occurred in the 1200 block of Cedar St. in Raymond, WA .This multi-family fire affected 3 adults.

Red Cross provided assistance for immediate basic needs, disaster mental health services and 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 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascadeshfpc 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 athttp://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
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Red Cross Responds To Raymond Washington multi family Resdidential Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO RAYMOND WASHINGTON MULTI FAMILY RESDIDENTIAL FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2015 5:03 PM
On Saturday November 28, 2015 at 11:00am, Red Cross volunteer DAT members responded to a multi family fire that occurred in the 1200 block of Cedar St. in Raymond, WA .This multi-family fire affected 3 adults.

Red Cross provided assistance for immediate basic needs, disaster mental health services and 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 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascadeshfpc 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 athttp://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
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red Cross Responds To Salem Residential Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO SALEM RESIDENTIAL FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2015 4:48 PM
On Saturday November 28, 2015 at approximately 1500 hrs, DAT members Henry Bodkin and Greg Rains responded to a disaster in the 1900 block of 4th St NE in Salem. This multi-family fire affected 4 adults, 1 child and 1 pet.

The Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance for immediate basic needs, comfort kits, blankets, stuffed animals and 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 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascadeshfpc 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 athttp://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
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Man Hit By Train in Tualatin

MAN HIT BY TRAIN IN TUALATIN


News Release from Tualatin Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2015 12:01 PM
On Friday, November 27, 2015, at about 11:30 pm,Tualatin Police units responded to the 18800 block of SW Boones Ferry Road on a report of a person hit by a Portland Western train that was currently stopped and blocking SW Tualatin Sherwood Road. A few minutes later, police units responding to the area discovered a 35 year old, white male adult who had abrasions on his lower torso, just west of the WES platform. The unidentified man, who had no identification, was conscious, alert, and breathing when contacted by police and medical personnel.

Public works was paged out to assist with traffic control and accident investigation. The unidentified man was transported to OHSU with non-life threatening injuries. It is unknown what the man was doing on the tracks and alcohol may have been a contributing factor in this incident. The tracks were cleared at around 1:30 am.

No further information.
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DUII Drivers Not Welcome In Gresham (Photo)

DUII DRIVERS NOT WELCOME IN GRESHAM (PHOTO)


News Release from Gresham Police Dept
Posted on FlashAlert: November 28th, 2015 11:29 AM
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Gresham, Ore. -- The sign on West Powell Blvd. that welcomes visitors to Gresham's historic downtown encountered an unwelcome visitor last night, a gold colored 2000 Chevrolet Blazer. Portland resident Vanessa Chetney, 32, was uninjured in the single vehicle crash that totaled her car and the sign. The 8:45 p.m. crash lead to Chetney's arrest for DUII, reckless driving and second degree criminal mischief.

"This crash is a good reminder to not drive after drinking or using any intoxicant," said Sergeant Jeff Cordes, supervisor of Gresham Police's traffic unit. "Plan ahead to have a designated driver, call a cab, or have a friend come get you. Just don't get behind the wheel."

Preparing for an increase in holiday parties, police plan to enhance DUII patrols for the next several weeks. "We want everyone to have a safe, happy and DUII-free holiday season," said Cordes.
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