Thursday, March 31, 2016

ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: OR126 reopened at milepost 108, near Cline Falls, following crash.

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Fatal Crash Investigation Continuing - Deschutes County (Photo)

FATAL CRASH INVESTIGATION CONTINUING - DESCHUTES COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 10:40 PM
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On March 31, 2016 at about 6:30PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 126 near milepost 108 (just west of Redmond near 67th Street).

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2002 Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound on Highway 126 when it crossed the centerline into the westbound lane, colliding with a 2003 Chrysler van head-on.

The driver of the Chrysler, Jason M FRANKLIN, age 41, of Madras, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Ford, Justice K COLLINS, age 18, of Prineville, was taken to St Charles Bend for non-life threatening injuries.

OSP was assisted on scene by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Fire and Rescue and the Oregon Department of Transportation. This is a preliminary release. More information will released as it becomes available.
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Scappoose Man Dies in Crash (Photo)

SCAPPOOSE MAN DIES IN CRASH (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 9:34 PM
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March 31, 2016--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash where a vehicle left the roadway and collided with a power pole. The driver did not survive his injuries.

On March 31, 2016, at 4:17 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to SW River Road, south of SW Rosedale Road, concerning a single vehicle crash.

Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found a 2003 GMC Denali on its left side in a field on the south side of SW River Road. Sheriff's Deputies determined the Denali was travelling south on SW River Road and drove off the right side of the road, struck a power pole and rolled over.

Sheriff's Deputies found that Jud Nelson, 51, from Scappoose, was the driver and sole occupant of the Denali. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue assisted with the crash. Sheriff's Deputies were not preliminarily able to determine why Mr. Nelson left the roadway.

River Road was closed for about three hours to gather evidence and document the scene. Investigators have not determined if there were other factors that contributed to this crash. This case is still under investigation.
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St Helens Man Sentenced Following Elk Poaching Case - Union County (Photo)

ST HELENS MAN SENTENCED FOLLOWING ELK POACHING CASE - UNION COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 8:05 PM
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On October 31, 2015 the Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division (La Grande) received a report of suspicious activity involving two bull elk killed in the Starkey Wildlife Management Unit near the town of Starkey. A reporting party observed the elk being shot and killed in the early morning hours by hunters. Several hours after the elk had been killed, it did not appear the hunters were attempting to salvage the meat from the elk.

Additional personnel from OSP and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife responded to assist in the investigation. The hunters, Darren NAILLON, age 43, and a 15 year old juvenile (both of St Helens) were contacted at approximately 11:00pm that night walking back to their camp. It was determined that the hunters had been waiting, in the rain, since approximately 2:30pm that afternoon for Troopers to leave the area. The hunters had killed two branch antler bulls and only one of the hunters had a tag that would allow them to take a branch antler bull. The hunters did not have any meat from the elk with them at the time of the contact and advised Troopers that both elk had been boned out and the meat was with their packs (left behind in the forest).

Early the next morning, Troopers located both bulls and the hunter's packs loaded with what seemed to be a small amount of meat for two bull elk. Troopers found that both bulls (one five point and one six point) had only the prime cuts of meat removed (back-strap and hindquarters). The animals had not been field dressed and the hides had only been partially removed. Troopers estimated that half the meat on both animals had been wasted. It was also noted that the hunters took the largest of the two elk's antlers.

The hunter's rifles, packs, salvaged meat, and both sets of antlers were seized.

In March of 2016, Darren NAILLON plead guilty to Aiding in a Game Violation and Waste of a Game Animal. He was sentenced the following:

3 years hunting suspension.
3 years bench probation.
30 hours community service.
$16,588 fines and restitution.
All evidence forfeited, to include: 2 custom rifles, a backpack and both sets of antlers.
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ODOT: Central Ore.

ODOT: Central Ore.: OR126 closed at milepost 108, near Cline Falls, due to crash. Extensive closure due. Investigation continuing. ODOT on scene. No detour in place. Motorists should adjust travel plans to avoid the area at this time.

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Traffic Advisory: Emergency sewer work to close one southbound lane on SE McLoughlin Blvd at Tacoma Street overpass, April 1-2

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: EMERGENCY SEWER WORK TO CLOSE ONE SOUTHBOUND LANE ON SE MCLOUGHLIN BLVD AT TACOMA STREET OVERPASS, APRIL 1-2


News Release from Portland Bureau of Transportation
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 5:16 PM
(March 31, 2016) -- The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that an emergency sewer repair will require a closure of one southbound lane of SE McLoughlin Boulevard at the Tacoma Street Overpass on Friday and Saturday from predawn hours through early afternoon.

Northbound travel lanes on SE McLoughlin Blvd will not be affected.

Southeast McLoughlin's three lanes southbound will be reduced to two, from the Tacoma Street Overpass to SE Umatilla Street. The right travel lane southbound will be merged into the left lane just north of the Tacoma Street Overpass. The ramp from eastbound Tacoma Street to southbound McLoughlin Boulevard will remain open, and traffic will be directed into the middle lane. Access from SE Umatilla Street to southbound McLoughlin Blvd will be maintained.

The lane closure is expected from 3 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 1 and from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 2.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

PBOT conducts emergency sewer repairs in the public right of way in Portland and is coordinating work on this incident with the Oregon Department of Transportation, which manages SE McLoughlin Boulevard, part of Oregon 99E, a state highway.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City's transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation
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Traffic Advisory: Street improvements on SE Holgate Boulevard from SE McLoughlin Boulevard to SE 15th Avenue on Saturday, April 2

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: STREET IMPROVEMENTS ON SE HOLGATE BOULEVARD FROM SE MCLOUGHLIN BOULEVARD TO SE 15TH AVENUE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 2


News Release from Portland Bureau of Transportation
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 4:57 PM
The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE Holgate Boulevard from SE McLoughlin Boulevard to SE 15th Avenue on Saturday, April 2, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m.

The lane closures will allow crews to repave .66 lane miles of pavement.

Westbound traffic will be detoured to SE 17th Avenue for the duration of the project.

Crews had previously removed the street's old, deteriorated asphalt. These lane closures will allow crews to put down new asphalt and significantly extend the life of the street.

Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

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Detectives On Scene and Investigating Suspicious Fire Near Gervais ***Update 3*** (Photo)

DETECTIVES ON SCENE AND INVESTIGATING SUSPICIOUS FIRE NEAR GERVAIS ***UPDATE 3*** (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 4:45 PM
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Investigators have now cleared the scene of today's fire. The investigation is continuing in an attempt to determine just how the RV ended up at the rural property near Gervais and how it caught fire. There is still no identification of the adult located inside of the vehicle. An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow and investigators are hopeful this will provide additional answers. No additional releases are anticipated today.

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The Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into today's deadly fire. We can now confirm that the deceased person inside the RV is an adult and according to the home owners the RV appeared sometime overnight. The resident at the house does not know who the RV belongs to or who may be inside. The Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation and will update this story as more information becomes available.

Video of the investigators working the scene can be found at : https://youtu.be/JuC5RkVgDK0


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This morning at about 6:30 a.m., the Woodburn Fire District was called to a fully engulfed RV fire that had spread to a nearby farm in the 9300 block of Mt. Angel Gervais Road. After extinguishing the fire a body was located inside of the vehicle and the Sheriff's Office was called to investigate.

Detectives with the Sheriff's Office are currently on scene and being assisted by special investigators with the Oregon State Police and the State Fire Marshal's Office. Investigators will be on scene throughout the day and possibly into this evening. It is still very early in the investigation and very few questions have been answered. As details become available more information will be released and that time frame is currently unknown.

****RESPONDING MEDIA**** Please be aware that the location of the fire is not visible from the cordoned off area. The driveway is a long gravel road that is shared by a nursery operation. Please do not interfere or block the driveway. PIO will remain on scene for the next hour. Thank you
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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating a Fatal Crash on Powell Boulevard (Photo)

UPDATE: MAJOR CRASH TEAM INVESTIGATING A FATAL CRASH ON POWELL BOULEVARD (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 4:11 PM
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The person killed this morning on Powell Boulevard has been identified as a 37-year-old man. The driver of the U-Haul truck was a 33-year-old male. Both names are expected to be released on Friday.

Officers learned that the motorcycle rider was traveling westbound on Powell Boulevard when he collided with the passenger side of the 2016 Ford 16' U-Haul truck as the driver turned left from eastbound Powell Boulevard into the U-Haul parking lot on the North side of the street. Witnesses told police that the motorcycle rider was traveling at a speed above the posted 35 MPH limit at the time of the crash.

The U-Haul driver was not impaired by alcohol or drugs and there is no indication that he was operating his cell phone or other electronic device.

As is standard procedure, the case will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for a review and consideration of any possible criminal charges, once the investigation is complete. Any possible traffic citations would be issued upon completion of the criminal review of the case.

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On Thursday March 31, 2016, at 10:18 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash involving a motorcycle rider and a U-Haul truck driver on Southeast Powell Boulevard at 48th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and began to treat the motorcycle rider for injuries but he was non-responsive and died at the scene.

The U-Haul driver has remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Powell Boulevard is closed in both directions from 43rd to 50th Avenues and will remain so for several hours.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Bend Man Arrested Following After Killing Dog With His Vehicle - Deschutes County (Photo)

BEND MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING AFTER KILLING DOG WITH HIS VEHICLE - DESCHUTES COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 4:09 PM
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On March 30, 2016 at about 6:20PM, OSP received a report of a hit and run involving a dog near 65100 Gerking Market Road in Tumalo.

According to the victim, he was on the west shoulder of Gerking Market working on his property when he observed a vehicle traveling northbound at a high rate of speed. He said as the vehicle approached, he motioned for the driver to slow down. The victim stated the driver accelerated and swerved directly at him, crossing into the oncoming lane of travel. The victim's dog, an adult Dalmatian, was struck by the vehicle in the southbound lane of the road. After striking the dog, the vehicle continued northbound on Gerking Market at a high rate of speed (the victim estimated 80 mph). The dog died at the scene.

Troopers determined the suspect vehicle was a charcoal gray 2006-2009 Mustang based up vehicle parts remaining at the scene and the description provided by the victim.

OSP notified several media outlets and received multiple tips on the possible suspect and where he resided. On March 31, Troopers made contact with Bruce A HOOVER, age 65, of Bend, at his residence. HOOVER's vehicle had recent damage which he stated was from striking the dog. HOOVER was later arrested for Criminal Mischief, Reckless Driving, Menacing, Fail to Perform Duties of Driver, Reckless Endangering, Aggravated Animal Abuse, and Fail to Perform Duties of a Driver (Property Crime). Hoover was booked at the Deschutes County Jail.

OSP is seeking any witnesses to this incident to call 503-375-3555. More information will be released as it becomes available.
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East Precinct Officers Arrest Two People for Breaking into a Vacant Property (Photo)

EAST PRECINCT OFFICERS ARREST TWO PEOPLE FOR BREAKING INTO A VACANT PROPERTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 3:53 PM
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On Thursday March 31, 2016, at 7:18 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that two people broke into a home in the 11900 block of Southeast Oak Street.

Officers arrived in the area and were alerted by neighbors that a man had run from the home. Officers established a neighborhood perimeter and eventually located and took the man into custody.

Officers searching the home located a female inside and arrested her without incident.

36-year-old Joshua Lee Crocker was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Criminal Trespass in the First Degree, Possession of Heroin and Possession of Methamphetamine. In addition, Crocker was lodged on several outstanding arrest warrants.

30-year-old Amanda Jean French was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Criminal Trespass in the First Degree and an outstanding arrest warrant.

Community members are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/cp for crime prevention tips and resources.

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Correction: Celebrate Arbor Day with Tree Planting and Hall Creek Ribbon Cutting in Beaverton (Photo)

CORRECTION: CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY WITH TREE PLANTING AND HALL CREEK RIBBON CUTTING IN BEAVERTON (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 3:44 PM
Downloadable file: The City of Beaverton and Friends of Trees will celebration Arbor Day with a final tree planting and ribbon cutting the Hall Creek enhancement project in downtown Beaverton on Saturday, April 9. Pictured: Volunteers at a previous Hall Creek planting event
Downloadable file: The City of Beaverton and Friends of Trees will celebration Arbor Day with a final tree planting and ribb on cutting the Hall Creek enhancement project in downtown Beaverton on Saturday, April 9. Pictured: Volunteers at a previous Hall Creek planting event
Please note correction to the press release below. The Tree City USA award will be presented by a representative from the US Department of Forestry. Thank you and we apologize for any confusion.


BEAVERTON, Ore. --The City of Beaverton will celebrate Arbor Day on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a tree planting and ribbon cutting at the site of the newly completed Hall Creek enhancement project in downtown Beaverton.


The event will kick off at 9 a.m. along Hall Creek between SW 114th Ave and SW 117th Ave in Beaverton.


Mayor Denny Doyle will accept the city's 22nd annual Tree City USA award from the US Department of Forestry. Tree City USA is a National Arbor Day Foundation program that provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across America. To achieve Tree City USA status, a city must maintain a tree board or department, have a community tree ordinance, spend at least $2 per capita on urban forestry, and celebrate Arbor Day.


Mayor Doyle and representatives from the city, Metro, and more will celebrate the completion of the Hall Creek restoration project with a ribbon cutting. The project, made possible in part by a $354,000 Metro Nature in the Neighborhood grant, improved a 650-foot section of Hall Creek near the Beaverton Transit Center. Improvements include a pervious concrete pathway, several interpretive signs with information about the area, native plants to improve stream health, and more.


A tree planting hosted by Friends of Trees will follow at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. For more information on volunteering at the tree planting, visit www.friendsoftrees.org.



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 one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with 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 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, received 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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UPDATE: Bicycle Rider Injured After Being Struck by a Driver on North Rosa Parks Way

UPDATE: BICYCLE RIDER INJURED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A DRIVER ON NORTH ROSA PARKS WAY


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 3:39 PM
The bicycle rider injured in last night's crash on North Rosa Parks Way is 36-year-old Brian Duncan of North Portland. Duncan remains in a Portland hospital with serious injuries.

The driver, 84-year-old Louis Hellbusch of North Portland, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

Officers learned that Hellbusch was driving a white 2005 Mercury Marquis westbound on North Rosa Parks Way approaching Delaware Avenue and a red light. Hellbusch continued driving and failed to stop for the red light, striking Duncan in the crosswalk.

Hellbusch was not cited or arrested at the scene as the investigation is continuing. As is standard procedure, the case will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for a review and consideration of any possible criminal charges, once the investigation is complete. Any possible traffic citations would be issued upon completion of the criminal review of the case.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday March 30, 2016, at 7:21 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to North Rosa Parks Way and Delaware Avenue on the report that a bicycle rider had been struck by a driver in the intersection.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the bicycle rider, an adult male, suffering from serious injuries. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The driver, a male in his 80s, remained at the scene and is cooperating with police. Officers at the scene do not believe the driver is impaired.

Traffic officers are investigating the crash and there are no further details available.

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Celebrate Arbor Day with Tree Planting and Hall Creek Ribbon Cutting in Beaverton (Photo)

CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY WITH TREE PLANTING AND HALL CREEK RIBBON CUTTING IN BEAVERTON (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 3:28 PM
Downloadable file: The City of Beaverton and Friends of Trees will celebration Arbor Day with a final tree planting and ribbon cutting the Hall Creek enhancement project in downtown Beaverton on Saturday, April 9. Pictured: Volunteers at a previous Hall Creek planting event
Downloadable file: The City of Beaverton and Friends of Trees will celebration Arbor Day with a final tree planting and ribbon cutting th e Hall Creek enhancement project in downtown Beaverton on Saturday, April 9. Pictured: Volunteers at a previous Hall Creek planting event
BEAVERTON, Ore. --The City of Beaverton will celebrate Arbor Day on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a tree planting and ribbon cutting at the site of the newly completed Hall Creek enhancement project in downtown Beaverton.


The event will kick off at 9 a.m. along Hall Creek between SW 114th Ave and SW 117th Ave in Beaverton.


Mayor Denny Doyle will accept the city's 22nd annual Tree City USA award from Friends of Trees. Tree City USA is a National Arbor Day Foundation program that provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across America. To achieve Tree City USA status, a city must maintain a tree board or department, have a community tree ordinance, spend at least $2 per capita on urban forestry, and celebrate Arbor Day.


Mayor Doyle and representatives from the city, Metro, and more will celebrate the completion of the Hall Creek restoration project with a ribbon cutting. The project, made possible in part by a $354,000 Metro Nature in the Neighborhood grant, improved a 650-foot section of Hall Creek near the Beaverton Transit Center. Improvements include a pervious concrete pathway, several interpretive signs with information about the area, native plants to improve stream health, and more.


A tree planting hosted by Friends of Trees will follow at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. For more information on volunteering at the tree planting, visit www.friendsoftrees.org.



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 one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with 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 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, received 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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State approves nursing facility project in Lakeview

STATE APPROVES NURSING FACILITY PROJECT IN LAKEVIEW


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 3:08 PM
March 31, 2016

The Oregon Health Authority today issued a proposed order granting a certificate of need, with a condition, to Lakeview Gardens LLC for a project that involves relocating nursing facility beds and rebuilding all or part of a long-term care facility within its service area.

Lakeview Gardens LLC is licensed for 47 nursing facility beds. Lake Health District will build two cottages at 1200 S. Ninth St., Lakeview, Ore., and relocate 24 nursing facility beds to there from its current location at 700 S. J St. in Lakeview. Twenty-three nursing facility beds will remain at the original 700 S. J St. location.

The applicant is not proposing any improvements to the physical environment for patients or to its ability to provide care for the nursing facility beds that will remain at the 700 S. J St. location. Therefore, it is unclear how the applicant proposes to use the existing beds when Lakeview Gardens LLC's patients begin receiving services at the new location. However, discussions have taken place between the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) and Lakeview Gardens LLC regarding the future use of the 23 nursing facility beds remaining at the original location.

These discussions are reflected in the following condition placed upon approval of this project: At the time that the 24 nursing facility beds are relocated to the new location, the 23 nursing facility beds remaining at the original location will either be de-licensed, or the applicant and DHS will have reached a mutually agreed-upon plan for the use of these beds and the applicant will have secured an inactive license. The future use of these beds may first require certificate-of-need approval.

The order issued today is a proposed order. Any affected party who takes exception to the proposed order may ask the OHA Public Health Division to hold an informal hearing. If no request for a hearing is received by April 11, 2016, the proposed order will automatically become final. For more information about this project, contact Jana Fussell, certificate of need coordinator, Public Health Division, at 971-673-1108.

Under state certificate of need law, Lakeview Gardens LLC was required to seek state approval of this project because it involves the relocation of nursing facility beds and the rebuilding of all or part of a long-term care facility within its service area. The purpose of the law is to see that health services are adequately distributed in the state without unnecessary duplication of services or excessive cost to patients.

This proposed order grants the provider permission to proceed with the project. This project will be subject to further review for any changes to the physical plant, for state licensure, and for federal certification for Medicare and Medicaid if requested.

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Detectives Search for Additional Sex Abuse Victims (Photo)

DETECTIVES SEARCH FOR ADDITIONAL SEX ABUSE VICTIMS (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 2:32 PM
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March 31, 2016--Washington County Child Abuse Detectives search for additional victims following the arrest of an Aloha man.

Sheriff's Detectives believe David James McHarg, 57, of Aloha, attempted to engage in inappropriate sexual conduct with at least one underage male. Sheriff's Detectives began their investigation of Mr. McHarg in February 2016 after a family member reported suspicious predatory behavior.

Sheriff's Detectives received information that Mr. McHarg was electronically communicating with underage males primarily using Facebook. Sheriff's Detectives assumed a California boy's online identity and began communicating with Mr. McHarg. After a short time, Mr. McHarg lured who he believed to be the boy, to Portland for sex.
On March 24, 2016, Sheriff's Detectives contacted Mr. McHarg at the Portland International Airport as he arrived to meet the alleged 15 year-old boy. He was arrested without incident.

Mr. McHarg was lodged in the Washington County Jail. He was charged with First Degree Online Sexual Corruption of a Child and Luring a Minor. He is held on $20,000 bail.
The Washington County Child Abuse Detectives believe there may be additional victims. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office Detective Division at (503) 846-2500.
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Detectives On Scene and Investigating Suspicious Fire Near Gervais (Photo)

DETECTIVES ON SCENE AND INVESTIGATING SUSPICIOUS FIRE NEAR GERVAIS (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 2:09 PM
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The Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into today's deadly fire. We can now confirm that the deceased perso n inside the RV is an adult and according to the home owners the RV appeared sometime overnight. The resident at the house does not know who the RV belongs to or who may be inside. The Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation and will update this story as more information becomes available.

Video of the investigators working the scene can be found at : https://youtu.be/JuC5RkVgDK0


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This morning at about 6:30 a.m., the Woodburn Fire District was called to a fully engulfed RV fire that had spread to a nearby farm in the 9300 block of Mt. Angel Gervais Road. After extinguishing the fire a body was located inside of the vehicle and the Sheriff's Office was called to investigate.

Detectives with the Sheriff's Office are currently on scene and being assisted by special investigators with the Oregon State Police and the State Fire Marshal's Office. Investigators will be on scene throughout the day and possibly into this evening. It is still very early in the investigation and very few questions have been answered. As details become available more information will be released and that time frame is currently unknown.

****RESPONDING MEDIA**** Please be aware that the location of the fire is not visible from the cordoned off area. The driveway is a long gravel road that is shared by a nursery operation. Please do not interfere or block the driveway. PIO will remain on scene for the next hour. Thank you
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UPDATE: Stabbing Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland - Suspect in Custody (Photo)

UPDATE: STABBING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND - SUSPECT IN CUSTODY (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 12:18 PM
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The suspect in Wednesday's stabbing in Downtown Portland was identified as 36-year-old Travis Dana Peterson. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Peterson also had an outstanding parole violation.

The victim, 26-year-old Tiffany Nicole Buie, was treated and released from a Portland hospital and was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on two outstanding warrants.

The female that was with Peterson was treated and released from a Portland hospital and was not charged in this case.

Assault detectives learned that the victim and suspect were acquainted with one another and that a dispute over a backpack led to the stabbing.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday March 30, 2016, at 12:57 p.m., Central Precinct and Mounted Patrol Unit officers responded to the report of a stabbing at Southwest 10th Avenue and Alder Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located the victim, a female in her 20s, suffering from serious injuries. She was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Officers were able to get a good description of two possible suspects and officer in Old Town found them both and took them into custody. A male in his 30s has been detained as part of this investigation and a female in her 20s, also detained and with the male, was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment injuries she suffered, possibly as a result of the initial stabbing.

Assault detectives are continuing the investigation and there is no continued risk to the public.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Assault detectives at 503-823-0400.

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Beaverton City Library Hosts Session on Natural Disease and Pest Solutions for Edible Gardens

BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY HOSTS SESSION ON NATURAL DISEASE AND PEST SOLUTIONS FOR EDIBLE GARDENS


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 12:05 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Beaverton City Library will host OSU Master Gardener Bob Falconer on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at 12375 SW Fifth Street. Falconer will share information to help reduce or decrease chances of developing garden pest and disease problems. He will provide non-synthetic methods for dealing with problems that occur.


Topics will include integrated pest management strategies for pest control and gardening practices to help prevent diseases in home gardens.


This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jill Holady-Rauch, adult services librarian, at jholady-rauch@BeavertonOregon.gov.


ABOUT THE LIBRARY
The Beaverton City Library is the second-busiest library system in the state, with more than 780,000 patrons a year at its main location at 12375 SW Fifth Street and Murray Scholls branch at 11200 SW Murray Scholls Place.


For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library services, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197. The Beaverton City Library is one of fifteen libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) that work communally to provide excellent countywide library service by sharing valuable resources and information with one another.


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Ski for Free and Help the PPB Sunshine Division

SKI FOR FREE AND HELP THE PPB SUNSHINE DIVISION


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 11:48 AM
Donate 10 cans of food to ski or ride for FREE at 28th Annual Ski for Sunshine on Friday, April 1st, 2016

Skiers and snowboarders may ride for free from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Friday, April 1st with the donation of ten cans of food that will benefit the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division.

All riders are encouraged to bring peanut butter, chili, pasta, canned meats, rice and cereal to fill the Sunshine Division truck that will be parked in the Skibowl West parking lot. A contribution of ten items will qualify you for a day lift ticket, valid from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

"Mt. Hood Skibowl has been supporting the Sunshine Division for 28 years with Ski for Sunshine and other seasonal events. Thanks to owner, Kirk Hanna, and loyal Skibowl customers, the Ski for Sunshine event has raised over 115,000 pounds of food for struggling families in the Portland area throughout the years." said Sunshine Division's Bureau and Community Liaison, Officer Matt Tobey. "Strong partnerships such as our relationship with Mt. Hood Skibowl are what allow Sunshine Division to respond to the urgent food and clothing needs in our community."

About Mt. Hood Skibowl:
Mt. Hood Skibowl is the closest ski resort to Portland, less than an hour east on Highway 26 in Government Camp. For up to date information on operating hours, please go to www.skibowl.com or call the snow phone, 503-222-BOWL (2695).

About Sunshine Division:
Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 94-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.

We offer food assistance six days a week at our warehouse and 24 hour food assistance through our partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, who store Sunshine Division food boxes at each police precinct to be dispatched at any time. We also provide no-cost, bulk food and food boxes to 20+ local hunger relief non-profits serving Clark, Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah counties. In addition to food relief, we offer new and gently-used clothing in our on-site clothing room and fund new school clothes for low income children through our Izzy's Kid's program which pairs a Portland police officer with a child for a one-on-one shopping experience.

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ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood

ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood: Updated Powell closure limits between SE 43rd and SE 52nd Ave. No ETA to open. Avoid area.

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Major Crash Team Investigating a Fatal Crash on Powell Boulevard (Photo)

MAJOR CRASH TEAM INVESTIGATING A FATAL CRASH ON POWELL BOULEVARD (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 10:49 AM
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On Thursday March 31, 2016, at 10:18 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash involving a motorcycle rider and a U-Haul truck driver on Southeast Powell Boulevard at 48th Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and began to treat the motorcycle rider for injuries but he was non-responsive and died at the scene.

The U-Haul driver has remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Powell Boulevard is closed in both directions from 43rd to 50th Avenues and will remain so for several hours.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood

ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood: SE Powell closed from SE 47th to SE 50th in both directions for crash investigation. No ETA to open. Avoid area.

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Polk County Sheriff's Office Awarded ODOT Speed Enforcement Grant

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AWARDED ODOT SPEED ENFORCEMENT GRANT


News Release from Polk Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 10:47 AM
The Polk County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a $4,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). This traffic safety grant will focus on speed enforcement. The grant began on March 1, 2016 and will continue through October 5, 2016. This funding will be used to continue the Sheriff's Office commitment to providing programs and services that focus on the safety and security of the highways in Polk County.

In 2014, there were fifteen speed related fatalities and serious injury crashes on highways in Polk County. Speed was rated as one of the top five errors leading to crashes in Oregon for 2014. The primary goal of this grant is to focus on speeding, which will be accomplished through education and enforcement.

Funding for the grant was provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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Detectives On Scene and Investigating Suspicious Fire Near Gervais (Photo)

DETECTIVES ON SCENE AND INVESTIGATING SUSPICIOUS FIRE NEAR GERVAIS (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 10:33 AM
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This morning at about 6:30 a.m., the Woodburn Fire District was called to a fully engulfed RV fire that had spread to a n earby farm in the 9300 block of Mt. Angel Gervais Road. After extinguishing the fire a body was located inside of the vehicle and the Sheriff's Office was called to investigate.

Detectives with the Sheriff's Office are currently on scene and being assisted by special investigators with the Oregon State Police and the State Fire Marshal's Office. Investigators will be on scene throughout the day and possibly into this evening. It is still very early in the investigation and very few questions have been answered. As details become available more information will be released and that time frame is currently unknown.

****RESPONDING MEDIA**** Please be aware that the location of the fire is not visible from the cordoned off area. The driveway is a long gravel road that is shared by a nursery operation. Please do not interfere or block the driveway. PIO will remain on scene for the next hour. Thank you
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Narcotics Seizure - Albany Police Department (Photo)

NARCOTICS SEIZURE - ALBANY POLICE DEPARTMENT (PHOTO)


News Release from Albany Police
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 9:57 AM
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On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at approximately 5:15 p.m., Albany Police Street Crimes Detectives arrested 20-year-old Jefferson resident Shane Thomas Becktold during a traffic stop in the 100 block of Main Street in Jefferson. The arrest was part of an ongoing narcotics investigation.

Shane Becktold, the driver of the vehicle, was taken into custody without incident on unrelated Linn County Justice Court and Lebanon Municipal Court warrants. As a result of this investigation, detectives seized a dealer quantity of heroin, methamphetamine, diverted pharmaceutical pills, over $5000 in U.S. currency, scales, and related drug paraphernalia from Shane Becktold's vehicle.

Shane Becktold was lodged in the Linn County Jail on the following charges:
* Unlawful Possession of Heroin
* Unlawful Delivery of Heroin
* Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine

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Air monitoring still showing low levels of metals; health risk also low

AIR MONITORING STILL SHOWING LOW LEVELS OF METALS; HEALTH RISK ALSO LOW


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 9:42 AM
EDITORS: Brian Boling, DEQ laboratory program manager, and David Farrer, OHA toxicologist, are available between 10 and 11:30 a.m. today to discuss air monitoring results and the health risk analysis. Contact communications staff below for interviews. (Farrer is available only by telephone.)

March 31, 2016

Agencies report results of 24-hour monitoring during week ending March 15

Short-term health risk remains low near two Portland glass companies, as air monitors deployed in southeast and north Portland continue to show low levels of heavy metals.

The five monitors--one set up near Uroboros Glass in North Portland and four near Bullseye Glass Co. in Southeast Portland--have been running 24 hours a day since March 1. Experts say there has been no change in levels of metals in the air since monitoring data for the week ending March 8 were reported on March 24.

The levels of all metals measured in the air near Bullseye were many times lower than what was measured there in October 2015, according to today's air monitoring results. They can be found on the SaferAirOregon website at http://saferair.oregon.gov/Pages/What-We-Know.aspx.

None of the sampling results were higher than the Oregon 24-hour screening levels. That means that there is no immediate or urgent health risk related to these new results, according to analysis by an Oregon Health Authority toxicologist. Oregon 24-hour screening levels are short-term concentrations below which acute--or immediate--health effects are not expected to occur.

The newly released data covers monitoring from March 9 to March 15. The monitoring locations are the same five sites as those used in February to collect air samples that were reported March 24. Data from those samples also showed no readings above Oregon 24-hour screening levels. Both companies voluntarily suspended use of the metals of concern in February.

Weekly air monitoring data will continue to be reported each Thursday by an interagency group that includes DEQ, OHA and Multnomah County Health Department and published at SaferAir.Oregon.gov.

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Portland Police Bureau Appointing Four New Police Officers Today at 10:00 a.m. (Photo)

PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU APPOINTING FOUR NEW POLICE OFFICERS TODAY AT 10:00 A.M. (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 9:36 AM
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Today, Thursday March 31, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau will be hosting a hiring ceremony in the Wayne Sullivan Room on the 14th Floor of the Justice Center, located at 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue.

Four new police officers will be sworn-in to the Bureau and will be honored along with two non-sworn personnel being promoted.

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

The Portland Police Bureau is actively recruiting new officers to the Bureau. For more information, please visit http://www.joinportlandpolice.com

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1994 Homicide Arrest Made

1994 HOMICIDE ARREST MADE


News Release from Kelso Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 8:02 AM
On March 27th, 2016 an arrest was made in the 1994 Robert Bushey homicide that occurred in Kelso, WA. Suspect Brandon D. Wright (44 years old) was arrested in Salt Lake City, Utah after turning himself in for the murder. Kelso Investigators did travel to Utah to interview Wright. He is expected to be extradited to Washington to face murder charges.
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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway in West Buckman Neighborhood - One Person Injured

UPDATE: SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN WEST BUCKMAN NEIGHBORHOOD - ONE PERSON INJURED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 7:39 AM
Medical personnel at a Portland hospital have indicated to police that the victim's injuries are now believed to be life-threatening.

Homicide detectives have responded to the scene to continue the investigation.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Thursday March 31, 2016, at 5:08 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast 11th Avenue and Pine Street on the report of a shooting.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, a male adult, suffering from a gunshot wound. He has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.

During the investigation, officers learned that the victim is residing in a tent on the sidewalk and that the suspect is believed to be a fellow camper.

Officers, including a Police Canine Unit, are checking the neighborhood but have not located the suspect.

Assault Detail detectives have been notified and will continue the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

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UPDATE: All lanes reopened at SE Division & 82nd Avenure after earlier traffic signal disruption

UPDATE: ALL LANES REOPENED AT SE DIVISION & 82ND AVENURE AFTER EARLIER TRAFFIC SIGNAL DISRUPTION


News Release from Portland Bureau of Transportation
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 7:39 AM
7:30 am: PBOT crews have reopened all travel lanes on SE Division and SE 82nd Avenue earlier than expected after the earlier traffic signal disruption. Expect minor delays as traffic returns to normal.

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Traffic Alert: SE Division and 82nd Avenue one lane all directions through 10 a.m.; expect delays, use alternate routes

(March 31, 2016) Electrical work is requiring lane closures on Southeast Division Street and 82nd Avenue through 10 a.m. today. The work by a contractor was expected to be completed earlier this morning, but it is taking longer than expected.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that the lane closures will cause congestion through the morning rush hour. Motor vehicle traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction on both 82nd Avenue and SE Division Street.

The public is urged to avoid the intersection through 10 a.m. Expect delays and use alternate routes if possible.

Flaggers will guide traffic through the intersection until traffic signals can be relocated and reactivated this morning.

PBOT manages traffic signals on 82nd Avenue, which is a state highway, for the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City's transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation
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Shooting Investigation Underway in West Buckman Neighborhood - One Person Injured

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN WEST BUCKMAN NEIGHBORHOOD - ONE PERSON INJURED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 6:15 AM
On Thursday March 31, 2016, at 5:08 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast 11th Avenue and Pine Street on the report of a shooting.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, a male adult, suffering from a gunshot wound. He has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.

During the investigation, officers learned that the victim is residing in a tent on the sidewalk and that the suspect is believed to be a fellow camper.

Officers, including a Police Canine Unit, are checking the neighborhood but have not located the suspect.

Assault Detail detectives have been notified and will continue the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

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Traffic Alert: SE Division and 82nd Avenue one lane all directions through 10 a.m.; expect delays, use alternate routes

TRAFFIC ALERT: SE DIVISION AND 82ND AVENUE ONE LANE ALL DIRECTIONS THROUGH 10 A.M.; EXPECT DELAYS, USE ALTERNATE ROUTES


News Release from Portland Bureau of Transportation
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2016 6:02 AM
(March 31, 2016) Electrical work is requiring lane closures on Southeast Division Street and 82nd Avenue through 10 a.m. today. The work by a contractor was expected to be completed earlier this morning, but it is taking longer than expected.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that the lane closures will cause congestion through the morning rush hour. Motor vehicle traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction on both 82nd Avenue and SE Division Street.

The public is urged to avoid the intersection through 10 a.m. Expect delays and use alternate routes if possible.

Flaggers will guide traffic through the intersection until traffic signals can be relocated and reactivated this morning.

PBOT manages traffic signals on 82nd Avenue, which is a state highway, for the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City's transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

**Missing/Endangered Adult*** (Photo) Update 2

**MISSING/ENDANGERED ADULT*** (PHOTO) UPDATE 2


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 30th, 2016 10:26 PM
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***UPDATE2***

Ms. Weidemann has been located by Search and Rescue searchers. Northern Oregon Search and Rescue air scent K9 located Ms. Weidemann. Ms. Weidemann was found conscious and breathing but very cold. Ms. Weidemann is being transported out of the woods and will then be transported to a hospital.

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*Update*
Search and Rescue Command Post is at Rolling Hills Community Church on SW Borland Rd.


***MISSING/ENDANGERED ADULT***
SAR is currently deployed searching for a missing/endangered adult in the area of 5195 SW Prosperity Park Rd., Tualatin OR
Missing/Endangered adult is Trudy Wiedemann 69 yoa female. Ms. Wiedemann is described as 5'8" 160lb last seen at 1530hrs near 5195 SW Prosperity Park Rd, Tualatin. Ms. Wiedemann was last seen wearing pink sweat pants, bright blue/green Columbia Windbreaker jacket.
***Ms. Wiedemann suffers from Dementia and her verbal abilities are extremely limited***
If you live in the area of Prosperity Park please check you property and outbuildings. Please call 911 if you have any information.
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**Missing/Endangered Adult*** (Photo) Update

**MISSING/ENDANGERED ADULT*** (PHOTO) UPDATE


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 30th, 2016 9:38 PM
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*Update*
Search and Rescue Command Post is at Rolling Hills Community Church on SW Borland Rd.


***MISSING/ENDANGERED ADULT***
SAR is currently deployed searching for a missing/endangered adult in the area of 5195 SW Prosperity Park Rd., Tualatin OR
Missing/Endangered adult is Trudy Wiedemann 69 yoa female. Ms. Wiedemann is described as 5'8" 160lb last seen at 1530hrs near 5195 SW Prosperity Park Rd, Tualatin. Ms. Wiedemann was last seen wearing pink sweat pants, bright blue/green Columbia Windbreaker jacket.
***Ms. Wiedemann suffers from Dementia and her verbal abilities are extremely limited***
If you live in the area of Prosperity Park please check you property and outbuildings. Please call 911 if you have any information.
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**Missing/Endangered Adult*** (Photo)

**MISSING/ENDANGERED ADULT*** (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 30th, 2016 9:27 PM
Downloadable file: Trudy Wiedemann
***MISSING/ENDANGERED ADULT***
SAR is currently deployed searchign for a missing/endangered adult in the area of 5195 SW Prosperity Park Rd., Tualatin OR
Missing/Endangered adult is Trudy Wiedemann 69 yoa female. Ms. Wiedemann is described as 5'8" 160lb last seen at 1530hrs near 5195 SW Prosperity Park Rd, Tualatin. Ms. Wiedemann was last seen wearing pink sweat pants, bright blue/green Columbia Windbreaker jacket.
***Ms. Wiedemann suffers from Dementia and her verbal abilities are extremely limited***
If you live in the area of Prosperity Park please check you property and outbuildings. Please call 911 if you have any information.
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OSP Continuing Investigation After Triple Fatal Crash - Deschutes County (Photo)

OSP CONTINUING INVESTIGATION AFTER TRIPLE FATAL CRASH - DESCHUTES COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: March 30th, 2016 9:10 PM
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On March 30, 2016 at about 3PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 20 near milepost 26 (east of Bend).

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2005 Saturn van was traveling westbound on Highway 20 when it drifted off the highway onto the north shoulder. The van then traveled back onto the highway and crossed over the centerline, striking an eastbound 1999 Ford Explorer head-on.

After the collision, both vehicles came to rest on the south side of the highway. The driver of the van, Wesley V EARP, age 54, of Redmond, was pronounced deceased on scene by emergency personnel. The driver of the Ford, Jim E REYNOLDS, age 65, and his passenger, Fayme L REYNOLDS, age 65 (both of Bend) were also pronounced deceased on scene.

The highway was closed for an about one hour before opening one lane. All lanes were opened at about 6:30PM. OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Bend Fire and Rescue and the Oregon Department of Transportation. This is an ongoing investigation; more information will be released when it becomes available.
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Bicycle Rider Injured After Being Struck by a Driver on North Rosa Parks Way

BICYCLE RIDER INJURED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A DRIVER ON NORTH ROSA PARKS WAY


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: March 30th, 2016 8:43 PM
On Wednesday March 30, 2016, at 7:21 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to North Rosa Parks Way and Delaware Avenue on the report that a bicycle rider had been struck by a driver in the intersection.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the bicycle rider, an adult male, suffering from serious injuries. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The driver, a male in his 80s, remained at the scene and is cooperating with police. Officers at the scene do not believe the driver is impaired.

Traffic officers are investigating the crash and there are no further details available.

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Falling Tree Pins Lebanon Man In Tractor (Photo)

FALLING TREE PINS LEBANON MAN IN TRACTOR (PHOTO)


News Release from Lebanon Fire District
Posted on FlashAlert: March 30th, 2016 8:32 PM
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FALLING TREE PINS LEBANON MAN IN TRACTOR

Lebanon
March 30, 2016

Lebanon firefighters responded to an unconscious man pinned in a tractor by a felled tree in the 38000 block of Payne Drive Wednesday morning. The Lebanon Fire District was dispatched at 9:29 am for a male who had been using his Kubota tractor to help direct a 35-foot aspen tree away from a house while another man used a chainsaw to fall the tree. As the trunk was being cut it snapped unexpectedly, falling directly onto the 77-year old man operating the tractor. According to Lebanon Fire District Lieutenant Jason Bolen, the tree struck the man in the head and upper body, knocking him unconscious and pinning him to the seat of his tractor. The tractor then rolled backwards down Payne Drive approximately 30 feet before coming to rest in front of a residence.

Firefighters extricated the victim, who had regained consciousness, and transported him to Lebanon Community Hospital for evaluation of multiple traumatic injuries. Five Lebanon Fire District apparatus and 8 fire personnel responded to the incident and were assisted by the Linn County Sheriff's Office.
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Corvallis Man Arrested After Eluding Linn Deputies

CORVALLIS MAN ARRESTED AFTER ELUDING LINN DEPUTIES


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 30th, 2016 7:10 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports today at 1:53 P.M., a deputy attempted to stop a motorcycle on Peoria Road near Brattain Drive, west of Shedd for traveling 101 MPH.

The deputy was in the area performing focus patrols, due to reported citizen traffic complaints. The deputy activated his overhead lights and siren attempting to stop the blue and white 2006 Yamaha FR1, who acknowledged the deputy by looking back at the patrol vehicle.

After approximately five miles, at speeds in access of 130 MPH, the motorcycle turned northbound on Peoria Road then eastbound on Crook Drive. The operator then turned the motorcycle around, and again passed the deputy, and returned to Peoria Road continuing northbound.

The deputy terminated pursuit near Peoria Road when he lost sight of the motorcycle, but was directed northbound by citizens who saw the motorcycle speeding. The deputy located the motorcycle that had crashed in a gravel parking lot just north of Brattain Drive. The deputy was advised by a motorist that the motorcycle rider had been picked up in a Subaru and was northbound on Peoria Road. Deputies stopped the Subaru and identified the motorcycle operator as, Darius Michael Panknin, 22, of Corvallis.

Panknin was taken into custody and transported to the Linn County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude -- Felony, two counts of Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended, Driving Uninsured, and VBR (Violation of Basic Rule) -130+.

Panknin is the owner of the motorcycle and told deputies he ran out of gas and was trying to go off the roadway when he crashed.

The operator of the Subaru said he saw the crashed motorcycle and stopped to assist the motorcycle operator, not knowing he had been eluding deputies. The operator of the Subaru was released and is not facing charges.

The elude lasted 13 minutes and traveled approximately 17 miles.
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Clark County Medical Examiner's Office - MEDIA RELEASE

CLARK COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE - MEDIA RELEASE


News Release from Clark County Public Information & Outreach
Posted on FlashAlert: March 30th, 2016 4:57 PM
The following information is in reference to a death investigated
by the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office

Identity confirmed.

The name of the decedent: Cathey, Lynne M. Age: 53 Yrs

This individual was found dead on 3/22/2016 in the in La Center, WA.
The decedent was a resident of (city/state): La Center, WA

The opinions listed on the death certificate are as follows:

Cause of death: Pending
Manner of death: Pending

No additional information is available for release from the Medical Examiner's Office. Refer all other inquiries to the Clark County Sheriff's Department and Clark County Fire Marshal's Office.


Media release issue date: Prepared 3/30/2016

Dennis Wickham, MD
Medical Examiner
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Sheriff's Office Investigating a Sexual Assault on Indian Creek Trail

SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATING A SEXUAL ASSAULT ON INDIAN CREEK TRAIL


News Release from Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 30th, 2016 4:30 PM
HOOD RIVER, ORE - On 03/30/2016 at about 10:00am a female juvenile student at Hood River Valley High School reported that she was the victim of a sexual assault that occurred on the Indian Creek Trail, near the school. The victim described her attacker as a white male in his late 30's with light brown hair and a medium to slender build. He is reported to have stubble facial hair and was wearing a blue athletic shirt with tan cargo shorts. The victim was alone and did not know her attacker. Following the report and extensive ground search was completed as well as a search by air. No suspect was identified. Detectives with the Hood River County Sheriff's Office are investigating this incident. If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 541-387-7077.
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Corrected: Oregon Health Policy Board to meet April 5 in Portland at OHSU

CORRECTED: OREGON HEALTH POLICY BOARD TO MEET APRIL 5 IN PORTLAND AT OHSU


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: March 30th, 2016 4:09 PM
Resending to correct meeting date

March 30, 2016

Contact:Jeff Scroggin, 971-273-6844 (meeting information or accommodations)

The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold its monthly meeting April 5 at the OHSU Center for Health and Healing in Portland. The board will hear an update on Oregon's 1115 Waiver with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and discuss primary, preventive and chronic care. The board may take action or provide guidance on these topics. Public testimony regarding Oregon's 1115 Waiver with CMS is encouraged and will be heard during the meeting, beginning at 11:35 a.m.

When: Tuesday, April 5, 8:30-11:45 a.m.

Where: OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3033 SW Bond Ave., third floor, Room 4. The meeting also will 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 www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2016-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, board protocols discussion; Public Health Advisory Board charter approval; health system transformation and primary care; Oregon's 1115 Waiver discussion; public testimony regarding Oregon's 1115 Waiver; other public testimony.

For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page at www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2016-OHPB-Meetings.aspx . You also can learn more about Oregon's Waiver renewal process and find documents on the board's website at www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/health-reform/cms-waiver.aspx

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodation, call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Join Beaverton Mayor for City Updates this Spring

JOIN BEAVERTON MAYOR FOR CITY UPDATES THIS SPRING


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: March 30th, 2016 4:09 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. --The City of Beaverton's Neighborhood Association Committees (NACs) will host three city updates with Mayor Denny Doyle this spring. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about city accomplishments and priorities, hear what's ahead in 2016 and ask questions about what's important to them.


During each presentation, Mayor Doyle will highlight the city's successes and the importance of public involvement.


"I particularly enjoy going out to the neighborhoods for these city updates," said Mayor Doyle. "They're a great opportunity to really connect with people, so I hope everyone will take the time to come out to one of these meetings."


City updates with Mayor Doyle will take place at 7 p.m. on these dates:


* Monday, April 11
o LifeQual Center -- 1975 NW 167th Place, Suite 100
o Meeting will be hosted by the Five Oaks Triple Creek NAC


* Monday, April 25
o Murrayhill Recreation Center -- 11010 SW Teal Blvd.
o Meeting will be hosted by the Neighbors Southwest NAC


* Wednesday, May 4
o Garden Home Recreation Center, 7475 SW Oleson Road
o Meeting will be hosted by the Denney Whitford Raleigh West NAC


All events are open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by locally owned businesses.


For more information, contact Sharon Gavin at 503-526-2543 or visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/CityUpdate.


ABOUT BEAVERTON NACS
The city of Beaverton currently has 11 NACs that encourage public involvement through the formal recognition of groups of citizens. Membership is free and open to anyone who lives, works, owns a business, or represents a nonprofit organization within the boundaries of the NAC. NAC members meet regularly and discuss a variety of issues important to their neighborhood and the city. Beaverton's neighborhood program acts as a liaison between the NACs and the city and provides the NACs with a variety of support. For more information, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Neighborhoods.


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 one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with 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 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, received 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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