Thursday, June 30, 2016

Robbery Investigation Underway at Southwest Portland Deli - No Arrests

ROBBERY INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY AT SOUTHWEST PORTLAND DELI - NO ARRESTS


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 10:15 PM
On Thursday June 30, 2016, at 8:52 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Richard's Deli, located at 6671 Southwest Beaverton Hillsdale Highway.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted an employee who told police that the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the business without incident.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, 5'7" tall, 160 pounds, a baseball cap, light-colored shirt and shorts.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Red Cross Opens Shelter for Dalles Wildfire Evacuees

RED CROSS OPENS SHELTER FOR DALLES WILDFIRE EVACUEES


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 9:55 PM
The American Red Cross will be opening a shelter for those evacuated by the wildfire burning near The Dalles.

The shelter will open at approximately 11 p.m. (when resources arrive) and will be located at The Dalles Middle School, 1100 E. 12th St., The Dalles, OR 97058.

Those who have been evacuated and are in need of a place to stay are encouraged to come to the shelter location for assistance.

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 @RedCrossCasc.
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Law Enforcement Continuing Enforcement Efforts In And Around The Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

LAW ENFORCEMENT CONTINUING ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS IN AND AROUND THE SAUVIE ISLAND WILDLIFE AREA


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 6:33 PM
The Oregon State Police is urging visitors to the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area (SIWA) to consume intoxicants responsibly. This is a result of numerous DUII/BUII complaints and arrests over the past several weekends. Additionally there has been parking issues and car break-ins.

OSP urges visitors to not park on the roadways in SIWA which has been a reoccurring problem. At times cars are completely blocking the roadways and they are being towed (emergency vehicles cannot access SIWA). Additionally, leave valuables at home or if they are in your vehicle, hide them from plain sight.

OSP and its partners are continuing joint enforcement efforts on SIWA, surrounding areas to include the waterways. The following is an example of those enforcement efforts which involved a saturation patrol from June 24 to June 26:

OSP was assisted in the operation by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office (CCSO). The saturation was run in conjunction with Operation Dry Water a National weekend of boating under the influence awareness, education and enforcement effort. Fish and Wildlife Troopers and CCSO patrolled the waters around Sauvie Island. As a result of the operation one person was cited for Boating Under the Influence of Intoxicants (BUII) and Nine persons were cited and/or arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). Multiple warnings and citations were issued for boating related violations and multiple parking and traffic citations were also issued.

* One boater was found by CCSO to be BUII and was arrested and transported to the DUII Mobile Processing Center where subject provided a breath sample at .04% BAC. A urine sample was also collected for analysis. The boat operator was cited for BUII.

* An OSP Saint Helens F&W Trooper observed a vehicle being operated near Collins beach with a small child unsecured and bouncing around. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver presented indicators of impairment due to marijuana use. The driver was subsequently arrested and booked into the Columbia County Jail for DUII. Additional charges will be referred to the D.A.'s Office.

* An OSP Saint Helens Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and observed the driver was impaired to a noticeable and perceptible degree. The driver was subsequently arrested, and later booked into the Columbia County jail for DUII and Reckless Driving.

* An OSP Saint Helens F&W Trooper observed a vehicle failing to drive with a lane of travel and conducted a traffic stop near Walton Beach. The driver presented indicators of impairment. The driver was arrested and provided a breath sample of .11% BAC. The driver was booked into the Columbia County Jail for DUII.

* An OSP Saint Helens Patrol Sergeant stopped a vehicle coming from the SIWA beaches for failing to drive within lane. The driver was subsequently arrested, refused to provide a breath sample and a search warrant was secured for the driver's breath and blood. The driver provided a breath sample at .17% BAC nearly 3 hours after the time of stop. It was the driver's third DUII arrest and he was cited for Fail to Install Ignition Interlock Device, Fail to Drive Within Lane, Refuse to Submit to Breath Test, DUII, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering.

* An OSP Saint Helens Patrol Trooper conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near Collins Beach. The driver was arrested and provided a breath sample at .11% BAC. The driver was cited for MIP -- Alcohol, Following Too Closely, Driving Uninsured, No Operator's License, DUII, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering. The driver was released to his mother.

* An OSP Saint Helens Patrol Trooper conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for following too closely. The driver was arrested for DUII and provided a breath sample of .14% BAC. The driver was cited and released.

* An OSP Saint Helens F&W Trooper and an OSP Astoria F&W Sergeant observed a vehicle near Walton Beach after closure hours (The SIWA closes at 10:00 PM). It was discovered two teenagers were smoking marijuana. One individual was cited for MIP-Marijuana and parents were summoned to pick them up.

* An OSP Saint Helens F&W Trooper observed an individual selling Jell-O shots to beach goers. The suspect salesman carried two coolers and loudly advertised the 100 proof Vodka shots for sale. The Trooper saw the suspect sell shots to beach goers and summoned two other F&W Troopers to the area. A Trooper interviewed the suspect who admitted his crimes. Both coolers with the remaining Jell-O shots and $117 dollars of sale proceeds were seized as evidence. The suspect was cited for SIWA Day Use Violation- Selling Goods and Sale of Alcohol without a License and released. Investigation revealed the suspect had also sold the Jell-O shots to minors and an additional charge of Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor will be considered.

* An OSP Saint Helens F&W Trooper stopped a vehicle for Reckless Driving. The driver presented indicators of impairment, was arrested and provided a breath sample of.08% BAC. The driver was cited for DUII and Reckless Driving and released.

* An OSP Saint Helens F&W Trooper observed a vehicle traveling from the SIWA beaches that was all over the road. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver admitted to smoking marijuana ten minutes prior to driving. The driver provided a breath and urine sample and was cited and released for DUII.

* An OSP Saint Helens F&W Trooper was flagged down by a concerned motorist reporting a vehicle all over the road from the SIWA beaches. The Trooper conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and the driver was disoriented. The driver was arrested for DUII and provided a breath sample of .21% BAC. The driver was booked into the Columbia County Jail for DUII and Reckless Driving.
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Missing Adult (Photo) ** UPDATE **

MISSING ADULT (PHOTO) ** UPDATE **


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 5:34 PM
Downloadable file: Mercedes 300 *NOT ACTUAL VEHICLE*
Downloadable file: Judy A. Jordan
*** UPDATE ***

Ms. Jordan has been located safe and sound.

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Judy Ann Jordan, 69 year old from Estacada has gone missing. Ms. Jordan was last heard from on June 29, 2016 at approximately 9:00pm when she spoke on the telephone. Ms. Jordan is described as 5'3", 130lbs, gray curly hair and hazel eyes. Ms. Jordan had planned on leaving her residence in Estacada and driving to Canby but never arrived. Ms. Jordan's vehicle is described as a 1983 Mercedes 300, tan in color Oregon license QRQ326 , similar to the one pictured. Ms. Jordan has early onset of Dementia. If you see Ms. Jordan or know of her whereabouts please call 911.
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Get Groovy at the Beaverton Third Thursday Outdoor Summer Concert Series July 21 (Photo)

GET GROOVY AT THE BEAVERTON THIRD THURSDAY OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERT SERIES JULY 21 (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 5:20 PM
Downloadable file: Get groovy as The Beatniks entertain you at the second Beaverton Third Thursday summer concert series at The Round. (Photo/City of Beaverton).
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Throwback to the 60s and 70s with The Beatniks at the City of Beaverton's second of three, free outdoor summer concerts on Thursday, July 21. During intermission watch Beaverton's talented Rhythms and Dance Academy dancers perform Bollywood style. Bring your low lawn chairs or blankets, and picnic baskets full of yummy food, or enjoy dinner and drinks offered by one of these fine establishments at The Round: Bogza Coffee shop, Mio Sushi, Mingo's, and Siam Lotus.


To top it off, there's even more fun! Come and watch a professional chalk artist create a large scale chalk work on the ground! There will be a chalk artist at all three concerts this year, to bring attention to the October Beaverton Arts Mix! Art Show and Sale, which will include a Chalk Draw and Quick Draw contest.


Don't forget to join us again the third Thursday of August for more outdoor summer fun.


Thursday, Aug. 18: Cloverdayle


Concertgoers can take the MAX and be dropped off at the Beaverton Central light rail station directly outside the event. For those driving, parking is available off of SW Cedar Hills Blvd at Westgate Drive in the former Westgate Theater lot.


For more information, please call 503-526-2559 or visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/BTT.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
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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July 4th Holiday DUII Patrols

JULY 4TH HOLIDAY DUII PATROLS


News Release from Gladstone Police
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 5:09 PM
The Gladstone Police Department will be conducting specialized patrols over the July 4th holiday weekend, focusing on keeping drunk and distracted drivers off the road. While we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, it's important to remember to stay safe and use a designated driver if you're out enjoying fireworks, music festivals and barbecues.
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Vancouver Police K9 Tripp helps to locate over $40,000 during search of vehicle (Photo)

VANCOUVER POLICE K9 TRIPP HELPS TO LOCATE OVER $40,000 DURING SEARCH OF VEHICLE (PHOTO)


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 5:03 PM
Downloadable file: K9_Tripp_Currency.JPG
Vancouver, Wash. --On June 29, 2016, the Vancouver Safe Streets Task Force conducted an investigative contact in Vancouver into an ongoing criminal enterprise group. During the investigation, a subject was found in possession of $13,025. Vancouver Police Officer Evans and K9 Tripp responded to the location where the subject's vehicle was located and K9 Tripp gave an affirmative alert to the odor of controlled substances. A Clark County District Search Warrant was authored and served on the vehicle, resulting in the recovery of an additional $40,000 secreted within the vehicle. In total $53,025 was seized during this investigation. The investigation is ongoing.


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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
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Medford Red Cross Disaster Responders Deploy to Help with California Wildfire Response

MEDFORD RED CROSS DISASTER RESPONDERS DEPLOY TO HELP WITH CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE RESPONSE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 4:25 PM
Downloadable file: News_Release_-_Local_Red_Cross_Responds_to_West_Virginia_Floods_California_Wildfires_Texas_Floods.pdf
Three Red Cross disaster responders from Medford will be deploying tomorrow, July 1, to help with the California wildfire response (see original news release attached for additional information on the local Red Cross response).

Medford Red Cross volunteers, Patty and Chuck Albin will be available for interviews tomorrow, July 1, at 12:15 p.m., in the main lobby/check-in area of the Medford Airport.

Please email monique.dugaw@redcross.org if you are interested in an interview with the Albin's.
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Missing Adult (Photo)

MISSING ADULT (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 4:02 PM
Downloadable file: Mercedes 300 *NOT ACTUAL VEHICLE*
Downloadable file: Judy A. Jordan
Judy Ann Jordan, 69 year old from Estacada has gone missing. Ms. Jordan was last heard from on June 29, 2016 at approximately 9:00pm when she spoke on the telephone. Ms. Jordan is described as 5'3", 130lbs, gray curly hair and hazel eyes. Ms. Jordan had planned on leaving her residence in Estacada and driving to Canby but never arrived. Ms. Jordan's vehicle is described as a 1983 Mercedes 300, tan in color Oregon license QRQ326 , similar to the one pictured. Ms. Jordan has early onset of Dementia. If you see Ms. Jordan or know of her whereabouts please call 911.
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Sheriff's Office arrests 79-year-old Clatskanie man on Sodomy/Sex Abuse Charges (Photo)

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTS 79-YEAR-OLD CLATSKANIE MAN ON SODOMY/SEX ABUSE CHARGES (PHOTO)


News Release from Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 3:59 PM
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A 79-year-old Clatskanie Man is behind bars after an investigation stemming from a referral from a school resource officer from a high school outside of Columbia County.

Karl Cline is charged with two counts of Sodomy First Degree, seven counts of Sexual Abuse First Degree and one count of Attempted Sexual Abuse First Degree after indictments on those charges by the Columbia County grand jury. Two victims testified before the grand jury on Thursday, June 23.

The investigation began with our investigator receiving a referral from a school police resource officer from a school district in Clackamas County, advising that a female student had disclosed the abuse from 2010. The investigation was submitted to the grand jury, which produced the indictment on the mentioned charges.

Cline was contacted at his residence Wednesday June 29 and taken into custody without incident. Additional investigation at the residence could result in additional criminal charges.

Details of the abuse were initially delayed in coming, with the first report to Oregon DHS in 2010 when the disclosing victim living in Clatskanie at the time (she was 12 years old at the time). Cline had reportedly exposed himself to the victim, and a forensic interview was conducted in 2010. Not enough information was developed to produce criminal charges at that time.

Last October, a school police resource officer had learned of a more detailed disclosure from one of the victims who is now six years older. CCSO investigators opened a new case and investigators conducted a a child forensic interview in February.

In March, Kline met with investigators, but was not arrested at that time. Last week, both victims appeared before the Columbia County Grand Jury, which indicted Cline on the mentioned counts. Yesterday, the detective investigating the case went to Cline's residence in the 19000 block of Shepard Rd. in the Clatskanie area and arrested Cline without incident.

Cline is in jail with a bail amount of $108,000.

Anyone having any information about this case or this suspect is invited to call our citizen report line at (503) 366-4698.
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Corps seeks comments on Clatsop County permit application

CORPS SEEKS COMMENTS ON CLATSOP COUNTY PERMIT APPLICATION


News Release from US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 3:46 PM
US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on a request by Adam Crites to conduct work in Warrenton, Oregon.

Public Notice NWP-2016-128 is available at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Notices/
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PF&R Offers New Online Illegal Fireworks Reporting Form

PF&R OFFERS NEW ONLINE ILLEGAL FIREWORKS REPORTING FORM


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 3:08 PM
As the 4th of July holiday weekend approaches, Portland Fire & Rescue reminds you that Oregon law bans possession, use, or sale of any fireworks that fly, explode, travel more than one foot into the air or more than six feet on the ground.

New this year is an online form where Portlanders can file reports of illegal fireworks activity in the City of Portland: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/reportfireworks.

Additionally, during peak fireworks periods the phone number 503-823-BOOM (2666) will be activated and staffed by a limited number of PF&R firefighters working with emergency dispatchers. If you need to report an emergency such as an active fire or emergency medical problem, as always, call 9-1-1.

While the 503-823-BOOM line will never be able to respond to all the many thousands of calls that occur during peak hours over the July 4th holiday, having this specialized number helps by increasing the number of people who can receive calls and then dispatch enforcement officers. The fire and police teams that are dispatched during peak hours may issue citations and fines, as well as confiscate illegal fireworks. Most importantly, the 503-823-BOOM line diverts non-emergency calls away from 9-1-1 so that true emergencies can get through and be dispatched.

We hope that the addition of our online form will also provide a way to track illegal fireworks use. While filing a report will not automatically send out an enforcement team, it will allow us to see areas where we need to focus enforcement. This data will also be reviewed to identify areas in the city that have a high volume of illegal fireworks use so that we may increase education and enforcement efforts in the future.

The cost of citations for using or possessing illegal fireworks is significant: violators face steep fines starting at $500. Over the past five years, PF&R has issued 553 citations. In 2015, there were 19 fireworks-caused fires on July 4th alone, and 49 during the fireworks season of June 23 -- July 6th.

Please enjoy the weekend. PF&R asks that you be safe, legal, and considerate of your neighbors this July 4th holiday.
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ODOT: East. Ore.

ODOT: East. Ore.: I-84 Westbound is now open to traffic in eastern Oregon. The Westbound freeway was closed earlier today in La Grande and Baker City due to a truck that crashed near MP 254 and lost a load of hay bales. Motorists are advised to drive with extra caution around MP 254 as some work may continue along the shoulder area. For current road conditions visit TripCheck.com or call 511 / 800-977-6368. Outside Oregon call 503-588-2941. UPDATE

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Deputies Investigating Fatal Crash South of Salem (Update) (Photo)

DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH SOUTH OF SALEM (UPDATE) (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 1:59 PM
Downloadable file: Crash_1.jpg
Deputies have concluded today's fatal traffic crash investigation and Liberty Road South has reopened to regular traffic. Deputies have determined that a south bound Chevrolet truck missed its turn and pulled into a driveway to turn around. The truck reentered the roadway when it was struck by a north bound Honda motorcycle.

The area where the collision occurred has a very limited view for motorists due to a hill and a corner, deputies believe this is the primary cause of today's crash. The driver of the truck was not injured in the collision. The motorcycle riders an adult male was killed instantly and the female has been taken to Salem Hospital where she remains in critical condition.

No citations will be issued as a result of the investigation and deputies do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor. The name of all involved will be released once next of kin notification can be made.

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The Marion County Sheriff's Office is arriving on scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash on Liberty Road South near Jory Hill Road South. Initial indications are that a pickup truck and motorcycle were traveling on Liberty Road South when the two vehicles collided.

The driver of the truck was not injured, a passenger on the motorcycle has been transported to Salem Hospital and the other passenger of the motorcycle died at the scene. Deputies from the Traffic Safety Team are on scene and attempting to determine the events that led up to the crash.

Motorists should expect Liberty Road South to be closed for the next several hours, please seek alternate routes. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
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Contract Between Newberg and TVF&R Takes Effect July 1 (Photo)

CONTRACT BETWEEN NEWBERG AND TVF&R TAKES EFFECT JULY 1 (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 1:21 PM
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Downloadable file: Newberg_TVF_and_R_Partnership_6-30-16.pdf
For many months, Newberg and TVF&R have been integrating operations as part of a two-year contract that officially starts July 1 where TVF&R will be the fire and emergency medical service provider for citizens in Newberg and the surrounding area. A swearing-in ceremony was held this past Tuesday where TVF&R's Fire Chief Mike Duyck officially recognized Newberg firefighters as new members of TVF&R.

Newberg's Fire Chief Les Hallman has been an integral part of the discovery process leading up to the contract. Hallman states, "We are very encouraged about the benefits of a partnership and feel it will improve our ability to provide fast and effective emergency response while maintaining our strong tradition of community service." As of July 1, Chief Hallman's new role with TVF&R will be the assistant chief overseeing the District's emergency medical services, training and volunteer program.

The TVF&R of today is rooted in partnerships like these. TVF&R took shape between 1972 and 2004, as a number of small fire departments consolidated to share limited resources and save money. It's because of these consolidation and annexation efforts that TVF&R has one of the lowest tax rates in the region. TVF&R maintains a small-town heart with the benefits of a large cooperative. Fire Chief Mike Duyck states, "We are very pleased that the dedicated firefighters, staff and volunteers of Newberg are joining our team, and we're eager to serve the Newberg community together. Emergencies don't know political or geographical boundaries. People experiencing a crisis just want to know that when they call 911, they can rely on first responders to provide high-quality care. This partnership will strengthen the system for our region."

See attached press release for more details about the partnership.
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Teen drowns in swift moving Clackamas River near Estacada (Photo) ***UPDATE Victim Identification***

TEEN DROWNS IN SWIFT MOVING CLACKAMAS RIVER NEAR ESTACADA (PHOTO) ***UPDATE VICTIM IDENTIFICATION***


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 12:19 PM
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***UPDATE***

The victim of yesterday's drowning at Milo McIver Park in rural Clackamas County has been identified as Brandt W. Hatch, 18 year old male, Newberg Oregon. Mr. Hatch's family has been notified.


On June 29th at about 5pm the Estacada Rural Fire District, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas Fire District, Lake Oswego Fire Department, TVF&R, Gladstone Fire Department and American Medical Response responded to Milo McIver Park in rural Clackamas County in response to a swimmer who had possibly drown on the Clackamas River.

Upon arrival, rescuers learned from witnesses that the unidentified teen had attempted to swim across the river with friends, two made it across as the third attempted to make the shore. Rescuers learned that none of the swimmers were wearing PFD's (personal flotation devices).

Rescuers quickly arrived on scene and learned the swimmer had been under water for about ten minutes before rescue attempts were made.

Additional resources to include Lake Oswego Fire and Rescue, Gladstone Fire and Rescue, Clackamas County Dive Rescue, Clackamas County Marine Patrol and TV&R Dive Rescue arrived on scene to assist in the locating the missing teen.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is sad to report that the teen whose name is being withheld until notification to the family can be made did not survive and was located in the river where friends last saw him.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like to remind users that the water is still very cold and to wear PFD's when near or in the water. Users should also let others know where you will be and stay with a others when in the water.

Contact Info:
Deputy Mark Nikolai
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
503-237-2643
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ODOT: East. Ore.

ODOT: East. Ore.: I-84 Westbound is closing in Baker City at Exit 302 due to a truck crash near MP 254 that lost a load of hay bales. The Westbound freeway has been closed in La Grande at Exit 265, however, due to traffic backed up in the La Grande area (no more room for trucks to park), the Westbound closure is now moving to Baker City. ODOT and emergency responders are working to clear the truck and debris off the freeway lanes. The route may be closed for an extended period. Use alternate routes if available. For current road conditions visit TripCheck.com or call 511 / 800-977-6368. Outside Oregon call 503-588-2941.

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Wilsonville Hires Jordan Vance as City's New Economic Development Manager (Photo)

WILSONVILLE HIRES JORDAN VANCE AS CITY'S NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Wilsonville
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 11:50 AM
Downloadable file: Jordan Vance
WILSONVILLE, OR --The City of Wilsonville has hired Jordan Vance to serve as Economic Development Manager responsible for overseeing the City's economic-development activities, including business outreach, retention/expansion and recruitment. In this position Vance is also responsible for initiatives and partnerships that enhance local and regional economic-development relationships and position Wilsonville as a location of choice for quality, sustainable business investme nt.

City Manager Bryan Cosgrove states, "We are excited to have Jordan join our staff to lead the City's economic development and urban renewal programs. Jordan brings a wealth of private-sector and nonprofit professional experience working for a wide variety of small, medium and large businesses across many different sectors."

In addition, Vance also serves as the City's Urban Renewal Manager, where he is responsible for overseeing Urban Renewal efforts and projects for the City, including the West Side Urban Renewal District, Year 2000 Urban Renewal District, the Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Zone Program and the formation and implementation of the voter-supported Coffee Creek Urban Renewal District.

Vance said, "I look forward to meeting with local employers and area business associations to learn about their issues and how the City can work to improve our economic climate in a sustainable fashion."

Since graduating in 2007 from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations, Vance most recently worked for American Express OPEN in New York City, where he was responsible for the company's "Shop Small" program and "Small Business Saturday" campaign that supports and promotes growth and development of small businesses throughout the United States.

Prior to working for American Express OPEN, Vance served as the Marketing and Events Manager for Accion U.S. Network -- a New York City based nonprofit micro- and small-business lending network that provides business financing and education to small business owners throughout the United States. In addition, Vance has experience in emerging technologies and mobile payments, and taught English as a Second Language in Seoul, South Korea.

In his free time Vance enjoys being outdoors running, hiking and cycling.

Jordan Vance, Economic Development Manager, may be reached at 503-570-1539; vance@ci.wilsonville.or.us.

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High Visibility Enforcement To Take Place Over Holiday Weekend

HIGH VISIBILITY ENFORCEMENT TO TAKE PLACE OVER HOLIDAY WEEKEND


News Release from Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 11:44 AM
The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office will increase patrols over the weekend before the 4th of July in an effort to minimize and reduce the negative impact of impaired drivers on law abiding motorists. These extra patrols will take place between July 1st and July 4th. The extra patrols are paid for through a High Visibility Enforcement Grant provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation.

If you plan to host a party or attend a party where alcohol or marijuana is being served you can take some precautions beforehand to avoid what could be a deadly end to the night.

* If you host a party and provide alcohol or marijuana, make sure to also include food and non-alcoholic beverages. Monitor your guest's consumption and take the keys from a guest who has had too much.
* Use public transportation or a taxi;
* Ask a friend who has not been consuming for a ride home;
* Promote the use of designated drivers and stop impaired family or friends from driving;
* Always wear your seatbelt.
If you see a suspected impaired driver please call 9-1-1 and report them. Some signs to look for are:
* Swerving or weaving in and out of a lane;
* Stopping abruptly at traffic signs or signals;
* Making unusually wide turns;
* Driving over curbs;
* Driving with headlights off at night.
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Sheriff's Deputies Provide Enhanced Holiday Traffic Safety Patrols

SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES PROVIDE ENHANCED HOLIDAY TRAFFIC SAFETY PATROLS


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 11:12 AM
June 30, 2016 - Sheriff's Deputies will provide extra patrols on Washington County roadways to enhance safety for the 4th of July holiday period.

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

The Sheriff's Office will be providing extra patrols focused on impaired driving over the holiday travel period from now through July 5, 2016. Sheriff's Deputies will also be providing enhanced enforcement of drivers who are speeding, following too closely, and distracted while using mobile communication devices.

This is one of several traffic safety missions the Sheriff's Office will be participating in throughout the month of July. The Sheriff's Office works in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to provide these enhanced patrols. The impaired driving arrest results for the month of July will be provided on August 1, 2016.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office reminds drivers to "Drive Sober Drive Safe."
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Deputies Investigating Fatal Crash South of Salem (Photo)

DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH SOUTH OF SALEM (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 10:06 AM
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The Marion County Sheriff's Office is arriving on scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash on Liberty Road South near Jory Hill Road South. Initial indications are that a pickup truck and motorcycle were traveling on Liberty Road South when the two vehicles collided.

The driver of the truck was not injured, a passenger on the motorcycle has been transported to Salem Hospital and the other passenger of the motorcycle died at the scene. Deputies from the Traffic Safety Team are on scene and attempting to determine the events that led up to the crash.

Motorists should expect Liberty Road South to be closed for the next several hours, please seek alternate routes. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
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Coffee Creek Correctional Facility presents children's event (Photo)

COFFEE CREEK CORRECTIONAL FACILITY PRESENTS CHILDREN'S EVENT (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 10:02 AM
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Every summer, an event to foster relationships between incarcerated mothers and their children -- called Through a Child's Eyes (TACE) -- is held at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) in Wilsonville. This year the event will be July 9-10.

TACE allows incarcerated mothers to interact with their children outside the confines of the visiting room in a more normalized environment with interactive games and activities, and an outdoor barbecue. The event is a joint project between Wilsonville Rotary International and CCCF, and has been held every year since 2003.

Events of this nature are part of an overall effort to increase visiting and family engagement at all 14 Oregon Department of Corrections prisons. Research shows that those who stay connected, receive visits, and interact with their families while incarcerated are more likely to be successful when they release.

Members of the media wishing to attend TACE must be pre-approved. They may contact Vicki Reynolds at 503-570-6405 to sign up.

CCCF is a multi-custody prison in Wilsonville accommodating all of Oregon's female inmates (approximately 1,260). The prison has cell and dormitory housing, inmate work programs, skills training, treatment programs, health services, religious services, physical plant, a central records unit, and administrative areas. CCCF participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises, including a contact center, auto CAD, and document scanning. In addition, CCCF houses the state's intake center, which provides intake and evaluation of all inmates committed to state custody by the courts. The intake center houses approximately 400 male inmates. CCCF's minimum facility opened in 2001, and the medium facility opened in 2002.

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Antelope School listed in the National Register of Historic Places (Photo)

ANTELOPE SCHOOL LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 9:59 AM
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The Antelope School is a significant representative of rural education in central Oregon during the first half of the twentieth century. A testamen t to the continued commitment to education of the residents of the town and vicinity, since its completion in 1925 it has been by far the most substantial building in Antelope, occupying the most prominent parcel in town, filling a wide variety of community roles. The school is the third built in Antelope, and was the central focus of education in the surrounding area for 60 years. The Antelope School stands out among other rural schools of its period because of its size and breadth of education offered (including primary through secondary until 1936), designed to meet the state requirements for Standard Schools at all grade levels through that time. Although after 1936 the Antelope School no longer provided instruction for all grade levels, it continued to provide instruction at the elementary and intermediate levels until 1983, when it was closed as a public school, an event that is associated with the Rajneesh movement's establishment of political dominance of the town. From it s construction in 1925 to the present, the school has been a focus of community activity, hosting school activities, community events, and locally produced plays. The school has also functioned as the local polling place and the seat of local government, concurrent with and subsequent to its role as a place of formal education.

The Antelope School is also locally significant for its architecture as a unique example of a formal, concrete Classical Revival-style school building in this extremely rural setting where one and two-room, wooden schoolhouses are far more typical.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination at their February 2016 meeting. It is one of only 33 properties in Wasco County that are individually listed in the National Register. The National Register, which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon lists is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).
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Hamlin-Johnson House listed in the National Register of Historic Places (Photo)

HAMLIN-JOHNSON HOUSE LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 9:55 AM
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Downloadable file: Hamlin House National Register nomination
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The Hamlin-Johnson House, also known as the Charles Hunter Hamlin House in Gresham, Oregon, is amon g Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Hamlin-Johnson House, located at the corner of SE Lusted Road and SE 282nd Avenue outside of Gresham, was constructed circa 1888. The house is associated with early steamboat engineer Charles Hamlin and later with the Reverend Jonas Johnson and his family, who owned the house for six decades. Johnson was a pastor at the Swedish Powell Valley Church. Today the house represents an increasingly rare, rural residential property from this era of development in Gresham.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in their February 2015 meeting. It is one of nine historic properties in Gresham, Multnomah County, that are individually listed in the National Register, which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon lists is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).
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Community and Media Invited to Attend Swearing-In Ceremony for New Portland Fire Chief Mike Myers (Photo)

COMMUNITY AND MEDIA INVITED TO ATTEND SWEARING-IN CEREMONY FOR NEW PORTLAND FIRE CHIEF MIKE MYERS (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 9:21 AM
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Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R), Oregon's largest fire and emergency services provider will soon have a new Fire Chief. Mike Myers will be sworn in as Chief of PF&R Thursday, June 30th at 11 AM in City Hall Council Chambers. Commissioner Dan Saltzman announced the selection of Mike Myers as Portland Fire & Rescue's new Chi ef on May 16th, after conducting a national search to replace recently retired Chief Erin Janssens.
Chief Myers retired as the Fire Chief of the City of Las Vegas in 2013 after a 26-year career with the Department. Upon retirement, he spent time traveling with his wife before returning to work as Fire Chief for the City of St. Charles, Missouri.

"Portland Fire & Rescue is one of the most respected departments in the country and it is an absolute honor to have the opportunity to lead the fine men and women of this organization. My wife Tara and I find Portland to be completely aligned with our lifestyle. We look forward to interacting with and serving our new community," stated Myers.

Commissioner Saltzman and the members of Portland Fire & Rescue would like to invite community and media to the swearing in of Chief Myers to Portland. Immediately following the ceremony there will be an opportunity for media to ask questions.

Mike Myers biography and profile picture is attached.
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Early Morning Fire near Newberg Displaces Six Adults (Photo)

EARLY MORNING FIRE NEAR NEWBERG DISPLACES SIX ADULTS (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 8:58 AM
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Around 2:30a.m. this morning, firefighters responded to reports of a possible fire and thick black smoke near the 20000 block of NE North Valley Road in Yamhill County. When they arrived, they found a home engulfed in flames with a homeowner moving vehicles away from the burning structure. Residents were alerted to the fire when they heard loud popp ing sounds.

First-arriving crews initially fought the fire from the outside due to the volume of fire. Since the area lacked fire hydrants, water had to be shuttled to the scene. It took approximately 30 minutes to control the blaze and firefighters continued to work through the morning to salvage belongings and ensure that hot spots did not rekindle. Over 30 fire personnel responded including firefighters from Dundee Fire Department.

Fire Investigator Chris Mayfield has concluded his investigation, "Based on material evidence, burn patterns and information from the residents, I've determined that the accidental fire started outside near a wood deck and quickly spread to the home. Two possible ignition sources in the area of origin were improperly discarded cigarettes in bark dust and an unattended recreational fire."

Six adults were displaced as a result of the fire and the American Red Cross is assisting them with temporary housing and other essential needs. No residents or firefighters were injured.

About the partnership between Newberg Fire and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue:
For many months, Newberg and TVF&R have been integrating operations as part of a two-year contract that officially starts July 1 where TVF&R will be the official fire and emergency medical service provider for citizens in Newberg and the surrounding area. A swearing in ceremony was held this past Tuesday where Fire Chief Mike Duyck officially recognized Newberg firefighters as new members of TVF&R.
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Meg's Moments Life Jacket Giveaway at Barton Park

MEG'S MOMENTS LIFE JACKET GIVEAWAY AT BARTON PARK


News Release from Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 8:22 AM
Join us on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Barton Park on the Clackamas River for the "Big Float" event and free life jacket giveaway. Meg's Moments for Life Jackets is a non-profit organization created in honor of Meagan O'Meara Clark, who drowned while rafting on the Clackamas River on July 5, 2013. Meagan was 26-years-old and was not wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident.

Every year at Barton Park, Meg's Moments for Life Jackets gives away free life jackets in the hopes of saving more lives and preventing drowning. Last year, the goal was surpassed and more than 400 life jackets were given away. The life jackets are purchased by the donations from citizens and the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation. This year the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation has generously donated $2,000 for the purchase of life jackets with the help from Fisherman's Marine Supply and Cabela's.

The Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation helps people in need within the community by providing humanitarian assistance to those who have been adversely affected by disaster, tragedy, injury, or other misfortune, and to work actively toward preventing or minimizing the impact of such misfortunes in the community.

Meg's Moments for Life Jackets will be joined by Clackamas Fire District #1's Water Rescue Team from Station 8, who will help distribute life jackets and educate the public on water and boater safety tips and the importance of wearing a life jacket.

Vest up and join us at Barton Park located at 19009 SE Barton Park Road, Boring, OR 97009 on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. For additional information or in ways in which you can help, visit the Meg's Moments for Life Jackets GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/28u7dus or the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation at www.clackamasfire.com/foundation.html.
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Red Cross Responds To Newburg Multi Family Fire

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO NEWBURG MULTI FAMILY FIRE


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 7:02 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on June 30, 2016 at 4:30 AM in the 20800 block of NE North Valley Road in Newberg, OR. This multiple-family fire affected five adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. 

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
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FBI On-Call PIO

FBI ON-CALL PIO


News Release from FBI - Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: June 30th, 2016 6:00 AM
PIO Beth Anne Steele will be out of the office until Monday, July 11th. During this time, media should use the on-call pager for immediate needs.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Shooting Investigation Underway in the Area of NE 99th and Glisan Street - One Person Injured

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN THE AREA OF NE 99TH AND GLISAN STREET - ONE PERSON INJURED


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2016 10:35 PM
On Wednesday June 29, 2016, at 9:58 p.m., East Precinct, Central Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 99th Avenue and Glisan Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located a teen male suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

A resident in the 600 block of Northeast 99th Avenue also reported a bullet entered his home but did not hit him.

Officers are searching the area for the suspect or suspects involved in the shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting happened after a dispute and fight at the Gateway Transit Station.

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway on Southeast Powell Boulevard - No Known Injuries (Photo)

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY ON SOUTHEAST POWELL BOULEVARD - NO KNOWN INJURIES (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2016 9:15 PM
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On Wednesday June 29, 2016, at 7:55 p.m., East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire, including a damaged vehicle. Several witnesses reported hearing gunfire then hearing vehicles speed away and seeing several males, possibly African American and Asian, run from the area and from the damaged vehicle.

Officers searching the neighborhood have not located any gunshot victims or any suspects.

Powell Boulevard is closed as a crime scene between 122nd and 126th Avenues. It is expected to be closed for one to three hours.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting may be gang-related.

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

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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

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

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

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Teen drowns in swift moving Clackamas River near Estacada (Photo)

TEEN DROWNS IN SWIFT MOVING CLACKAMAS RIVER NEAR ESTACADA (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2016 8:08 PM
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On June 29th at about 5pm the Estacada Rural Fire District, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas Fire District, Lake Oswego Fire Department, TVF&R, Gladstone Fire Department and American Medical Response responded to Milo McIver Park in rural Clackamas County in response to a swimmer who had possibly drown on the Clackamas River.

Upon arrival, rescuers learned from witnesses that the unidentified teen had attempted to swim across the river with friends, two made it across as the third attempted to make the shore. Rescuers learned that none of the swimmers were wearing PFD's (personal flotation devices).

Rescuers quickly arrived on scene and learned the swimmer had been under water for about ten minutes before rescue attempts were made.

Additional resources to include Lake Oswego Fire and Rescue, Gladstone Fire and Rescue, Clackamas County Dive Rescue, Clackamas County Marine Patrol and TV&R Dive Rescue arrived on scene to assist in the locating the missing teen.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is sad to report that the teen whose name is being withheld until notification to the family can be made did not survive and was located in the river where friends last saw him.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like to remind users that the water is still very cold and to wear PFD's when near or in the water. Users should also let others know where you will be and stay with a others when in the water.

Contact Info:
Deputy Mark Nikolai
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
503-237-2643
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Oregon Civil Air Patrol Concludes Linn County Missing Hiker Search

OREGON CIVIL AIR PATROL CONCLUDES LINN COUNTY MISSING HIKER SEARCH


News Release from Oregon Civil Air Patrol
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2016 6:28 PM
At the direction of the U.S. Air Force Rescue and Recovery Center and the Linn County Sheriff, the Oregon Civil Air Patrol has concluded its mission to assist Linn County Sheriff's Office in searching for a 75 year old missing male hiker in the Marion Lake area..

The search for the missing hiker was requested by Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley who asked for the CAP to join the search in the wilderness area of northeast Linn County. There are no roads directly to Marion Lake. The search included numerous agencies from throughout Oregon who spent five days searching for the hiker who was first reported missing by concerned family on Friday, June 24th when he failed to return from a day hike.

Oregon CAP, which was performing a training day last Saturday when the request was received by the AFRCC, diverted three aircraft from training tasks to join the search. Two aircraft flew search patterns while the third aircraft performed a "high bird" function, flying at a higher elevation and relaying radio communications between the search aircraft and the CAP base at Aurora State Airport.
A notable addition to the search effort participants was CAP's 6 state Pacific Region Commander, Colonel Brian Bishop. A resident of Portland, Col. Bishop, a pilot in the CAP, flew a search mission on Monday with a mission scanner and mission observer crew. " I have a backpacking in the search area" commented Bishop. " and have experienced the rugged nature of that terrain on the ground. That experience gave me an understanding and insight of the difficulties of an air search which I used while flying that mission" he said.
"It just goes to show how seriously we take SAR in Oregon" mentioned Undersheriff Jim Yon, search mission coordinator with the Linn County Sheriff on Col. Bishops participation in the search mission. " We do what we need to do to complete the mission" he said.

Civil Air Patrol was founded on Dec. 1, 1941, by a group of aviation enthusiasts and private pilots who wanted to donate their time and aircraft to protect the nation's coastlines during World War II and to perform other critical civil defense missions.

CAP, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force's Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually.

Civil Air Patrol's 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visitwww.capvolunteernow.com for more information.
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Oregon Civil Air Patrol Concludes Linn County Missing Hiker Search

OREGON CIVIL AIR PATROL CONCLUDES LINN COUNTY MISSING HIKER SEARCH


News Release from Oregon Civil Air Patrol
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2016 6:25 PM
At the direction of the U.S. Air Force Rescue and Recovery Center and the Linn County Sheriff, the Oregon Civil Air Patrol has concluded its mission to assist Linn County Sheriff's Office in searching for a 75 year old missing male hiker in the Marion Lake area..

The search for the missing hiker was requested by Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley who asked for the CAP to join the search in the wilderness area of northeast Linn County. There are no roads directly to Marion Lake. The search included numerous agencies from throughout Oregon who spent five days searching for the hiker who was first reported missing by concerned family on Friday, June 24th when he failed to return from a day hike.

Oregon CAP, which was performing a training day last Saturday when the request was received by the AFRCC, diverted three aircraft from training tasks to join the search. Two aircraft flew search patterns while the third aircraft performed a "high bird" function, flying at a higher elevation and relaying radio communications between the search aircraft and the CAP base at Aurora State Airport.
A notable addition to the search effort participants was CAP's 6 state Pacific Region Commander, Colonel Brian Bishop. A resident of Hillsboro, Col. Bishop, a pilot in the CAP, flew a search mission on Monday with a mission scanner and mission observer crew. " I have a background in the search area" commented Bishop. " and have experienced the rugged nature of that terrain on the ground. That experience gave me an understanding and insight of the difficulties of an air search which I used while flying that mission" he said.
"It just goes to show how seriously we take SAR in Oregon" mentioned Jim Won, search mission coordinator with the Linn County Sheriff on Col. Bishops participation in the search mission. " We do what we need to do to complete the mission" he said.

Civil Air Patrol was founded on Dec. 1, 1941, by a group of aviation enthusiasts and private pilots who wanted to donate their time and aircraft to protect the nation's coastlines during World War II and to perform other critical civil defense missions.

CAP, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force's Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually.

Civil Air Patrol's 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visitwww.capvolunteernow.com for more information.
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Fire Officials Encourage Residents to Keep it Legal and Safe With Fireworks

FIRE OFFICIALS ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO KEEP IT LEGAL AND SAFE WITH FIREWORKS


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2016 4:42 PM
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue officials are concerned about potential fireworks-related fires as the Fourth of July draws near.

One of the most common fireworks-related fires that TVF&R crews respond to involves "spent" fireworks placed in a bucket or grocery sack that rekindle and spread to fences, decks, and even homes.

The best and safest plan is to attend a professional fireworks display and eliminate the risk altogether. Instead of lighting your own legal fireworks, attend one of the professional shows in TVF&R's service area:
* Cook Park, 17005 SW 92nd Ave. in Tigard
* Willamette Park, 1100 12th St. in West Linn.

Residents can drop off unwanted fireworks (illegal or legal) at any TVF&R fire station for disposal.

If you're intent to use fireworks, keep it legal.

Oregon law bans fireworks that fly, explode, or move across the ground more than six feet or up in the air more than 12 inches. This includes popular items like bottle rockets, roman candles, firecrackers, and M80s.

Residents should purchase all fireworks at a licensed Oregon fireworks stand. Fireworks purchased by mail order or in the state of Washington or at Native American reservations may be illegal in our state.

Many firework-related fires are caused by careless use or improper disposal of legal fireworks. Even legal fireworks are dangerous and have caused injuries and burns to users, especially unsupervised children. This includes sparklers. They can reach temperatures of 1,200 degrees; wood burns at 575 degrees, while glass melts at 900 degrees (National Fire Protection Association).

TVF&R advises you to celebrate safely this year by following these safety tips:
* Only adults should light or handle fireworks. Supervise children at all times.
* Store fireworks, matches, and lighters out of the reach of children.
* Use fireworks outdoors on a paved surface, away from buildings, vehicles, and vegetation.
* Never point or throw fireworks at people, pets, cars, or buildings.
* Never pick up or try to re-light a "dud."
* Never alter fireworks or make your own.
* Have a hose nearby in case of fire and place "spent" fireworks in a metal bucket with water.

In an effort to help curb illegal activity, TVF&R firefighters will be driving through neighborhoods the evening of July 4 to share safety information. In addition, TVF&R personnel are participating in more than 20 community parades and activities, where they will distribute safety materials.

Law enforcement agencies will be patrolling communities to enforce laws related to the use of illegal fireworks in Oregon. Under Oregon law, officers can seize illegal fireworks and issue criminal citations, including reckless burning, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and more, with fines up to $500 per violation. People can be held civilly liable for damages resulting from improper use of any fireworks -- legal or illegal.

Oregon law also makes parents liable for damage caused by their children and allows fire departments to charge for the cost of suppressing fires caused by fireworks. Additionally, the use of illegal fireworks constitutes criminal activity, and your insurance policy may not cover you if you engage in a criminal act that results in damage.

Individuals needing to report a fire or medical emergency should call 911; individuals wishing to report a nuisance or concern about illegal fireworks should do so via the non-emergency 911 number, 503-629-0111. These situations will be logged, passed on to local enforcement officers, and responded to as resources allow.



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Community and Media Invited to Attend Swearing-In Ceremony for New Portland Fire Chief Mike Myers (Photo)

COMMUNITY AND MEDIA INVITED TO ATTEND SWEARING-IN CEREMONY FOR NEW PORTLAND FIRE CHIEF MIKE MYERS (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2016 4:41 PM
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Downloadable file: Chief Mike Myers Bio
Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R), Oregon's largest fire and emergency services provider will soon have a new Fire Chief. Mike Myers will be sworn in as Chief of PF&R Thursday, June 30th at 11 AM in City Hall Council Chambers. Commissioner Dan Saltzman announced the selection of Mike Myers as Portland Fire & Rescue's new Chi ef on May 16th, after conducting a national search to replace recently retired Chief Erin Janssens.
Chief Myers retired as the Fire Chief of the City of Las Vegas in 2013 after a 26-year career with the Department. Upon retirement, he spent time traveling with his wife before returning to work as Fire Chief for the City of St. Charles, Missouri.

"Portland Fire & Rescue is one of the most respected departments in the country and it is an absolute honor to have the opportunity to lead the fine men and women of this organization. My wife Tara and I find Portland to be completely aligned with our lifestyle. We look forward to interacting with and serving our new community," stated Myers.

Commissioner Saltzman and the members of Portland Fire & Rescue would like to invite community and media to the swearing in of Chief Myers to Portland. Immediately following the ceremony there will be an opportunity for media to ask questions.

Mike Myers biography and profile picture is attached.
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Four People Arrested After Disrupting City Council Meeting (Photo)

FOUR PEOPLE ARRESTED AFTER DISRUPTING CITY COUNCIL MEETING (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2016 3:45 PM
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On Wednesday June 29, 2016, Central Precinct officers responded to Portland City Hall's City Council Chambers on the report that several people were disrupting a public meeting and refusing to leave.

Officers arrived and were directed to the four people who were causing the disturbance. All four people were arrested without incident as they continued to disturb the public meeting.

The four people arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail were:

- 74-year-old Joseph Walsh
- 51-year-old Robert Lee West
- 38-year-old Mary Rose Eng
- 46-year-old David Kif Davis

All four were charged with Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. They will be arraigned on Thursday in Multnomah County Court.

Prior to going to jail, Walsh was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital after complaints of difficulty breathing. He was treated and released to police who transported him to jail.

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Legislative briefing on public health modernization set July 6 in Portland

LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING ON PUBLIC HEALTH MODERNIZATION SET JULY 6 IN PORTLAND


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2016 3:29 PM
June 29, 2016

What: The Oregon Health Authority will hold a legislative briefing hosted by Representative Mitch Greenlick and Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson to present information about Oregon's public health modernization initiative.

Agenda: Provide an introduction to public health modernization; review findings from the statewide public health modernization assessment; and provide an overview of the public health modernization implementation plan.

When: Wednesday, July 6, 9:30-11 a.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1A, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland. The meeting also will be live-streamed through the public health modernization website at http://www.healthoregon.org/modernization.


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Task Force on School Nursing meets July 8 in Portland

TASK FORCE ON SCHOOL NURSING MEETS JULY 8 IN PORTLAND


News Release from Oregon Health Authority
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2016 3:25 PM
June 29, 2016

What: The monthly public meeting of the Task Force on School Nursing

Agenda: Continue analyzing ideas to fund school nursing in Oregon and begin brainstorming recommendations to include in task force report.

When: Friday, July 8, 12:30-3:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

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

The Task Force on School Nursing is a governor-appointed task force legislatively mandated by SB 698 (2015). The task force is charged with:
-- Examining health care funding sources to support school health services.
-- Recommending sustainable funding sources for school health services.
-- Recommending standards of school nursing practices.
-- Recommending ways to create a coordinated school health services model that directs an appropriate level of funding to school nursing and school-based health centers.



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Update: Major Crimes Unit - Death Investigation

UPDATE: MAJOR CRIMES UNIT - DEATH INVESTIGATION


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2016 2:57 PM
UPDATE: 06/29/2016

Arrested: MARJAMA, Todd Richard Jr. DOB 04/21/1989 or Vancouver, WA.

Booked on a charge of Murder 1st degree

Following treatment for injuries at an area hospital, Marjama was booked into CCSO jail on a charge of Murder 1st degree. Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this murder investigation and are not revealing the details of Marjama's injuries at this time. No further details or the identity of the victim are being released at this time.


At 20:47 hrs. today Sheriff's deputies responded to a reported disturbance with a weapon at a residence at 7312 NE 109th Ave. Arriving deputies discovered a deceased female at the residence had sustained an apparent gunshot wound. Neighbors reported that the male suspect had fled from the residence. Responding law enforcement caught the suspect a few blocks from the crime scene. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to a local hospital for injuries which are not life threatening. At this time it appears the victim and suspect are husband and wife, both 30's year of age and reside at the address. No other persons were injured. Names of those involved are being withheld at this time. Detectives with the Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit are investigating No further details are being released at this time.
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Meg Moment's Life Jacket Giveaway at Barton Park

MEG MOMENT'S LIFE JACKET GIVEAWAY AT BARTON PARK


News Release from Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2016 2:28 PM
Join us on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Barton Park on the Clackamas River for the big "Float Event" and free life jacket giveaway. Meg Moment's for Life Jackets is a non-profit organization created in honor of Meagan O'Meara Clark, who drowned while rafting on the Clackamas River on July 5, 2013. Meagan was 26-years-old and was not wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident.

Every year at Barton Park, Meg Moment's for Life Jackets gives away free life jackets in the hopes of saving more lives and preventing drowning. Last year, the goal was surpassed and more than 400 life jackets were given away. The life jackets are purchased by the donations from citizens and the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation. This year the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation has generously donated $2,000 for the purchase of life jackets with the help from Fisherman's Marine Supply.

The Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation helps people in need within the community by providing humanitarian assistance to those who have been adversely affected by disaster, tragedy, injury, or other misfortune, and to work actively toward preventing or minimizing the impact of such misfortunes in the community.

Meg Moment's for Life Jackets will be joined by Clackamas Fire District #1's Water Rescue Team from Station 8, who will help distribute life jackets and educate the public on water and boater safety tips and the importance of wearing a life jacket.

Vest up and join us at Barton Park located at 19009 SE Barton Park Road, Boring, OR 97009 on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. For additional information or in ways in which you can help, visit the Meg Moment's for Life Jackets GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/28u7dus or the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation at www.clackamasfire.com/foundation.html.
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