Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Deputies Investigating Train Versus Vehicle Crash Near Hubbard (Photo)

DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING TRAIN VERSUS VEHICLE CRASH NEAR HUBBARD (PHOTO)


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2017 9:51 PM
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Deputies are continuing to investigate what caused a vehicle to collide with an Amtrak train earlier this evening. The Sheriff's Office has learned that the Amtrak train was southbound from Seattle heading to Eugene with 48 passengers.

The area of the collision is a private driveway in 18000 block of Highway 99 E directly west of Blackberry Lane NE near Hubbard. The track speed for the area is 79 miles per hour. One passenger was transported from the train with minor injuries to a local hospital.

Deputies will be on scene for the next couple of hours and the train has continued on to its destination. The Sheriff's Office is not prepared to release any information about the driver of the vehicle until family of the deceased can be contacted and notified. That time frame is not yet known.

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Tonight around 7:11 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the area of Balckberry Lane NE and Highway 99 E near Hubbard after a vehicle and an Amtrak train collided.

Blackberry Lane is a private lane that intersects with the train tracks and is controlled by a stop sign. It appears the motorists was attempting to cross the tracks when it collided with the train. Tragically the lone occupant and driver of the vehicle was killed in the collision. Medical personnel are on scene and checking the occupants of the train for any injuries.

Deputies will be on scene for the next several hours investigating what lead up to the collision. Traffic on Highway 99 E is not currently affected by the collision or the investigation. There is currently no further details available. An additional release will follow however that timeframe is not yet known.
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Deputies Investigating Train Versus Vehicle Crash Near Hubbard

DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING TRAIN VERSUS VEHICLE CRASH NEAR HUBBARD


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2017 9:49 PM
Deputies are continuing to investigate what caused a vehicle to collide with an Amtrak train earlier this evening. The Sheriff's Office has learned that the Amtrak train was southbound from Seattle heading to Eugene with 48 passengers.

The area of the collision is a private driveway in 18000 block of Highway 99 E directly west of Blackberry Lane NE near Hubbard. The track speed for the area is 79 miles per hour. One passenger was transported from the train with minor injuries to a local hospital.

Deputies will be on scene for the next couple of hours and the train has continued on to its destination. The Sheriff's Office is not prepared to release any information about the driver of the vehicle until family of the deceased can be contacted and notified. That time frame is not yet known.

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Tonight around 7:11 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the area of Balckberry Lane NE and Highway 99 E near Hubbard after a vehicle and an Amtrak train collided.

Blackberry Lane is a private lane that intersects with the train tracks and is controlled by a stop sign. It appears the motorists was attempting to cross the tracks when it collided with the train. Tragically the lone occupant and driver of the vehicle was killed in the collision. Medical personnel are on scene and checking the occupants of the train for any injuries.

Deputies will be on scene for the next several hours investigating what lead up to the collision. Traffic on Highway 99 E is not currently affected by the collision or the investigation. There is currently no further details available. An additional release will follow however that timeframe is not yet known.
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Deputies Investigating Train Versus Vehicle Crash Near Hubbard

DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING TRAIN VERSUS VEHICLE CRASH NEAR HUBBARD


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2017 8:19 PM
Tonight around 7:11 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the area of Balckberry Lane NE and Highway 99 E near Hubbard after a vehicle and an Amtrak train collided.

Blackberry Lane is a private lane that intersects with the train tracks and is controlled by a stop sign. It appears the motorists was attempting to cross the tracks when it collided with the train. Tragically the lone occupant and driver of the vehicle was killed in the collision. Medical personnel are on scene and checking the occupants of the train for any injuries.

Deputies will be on scene for the next several hours investigating what lead up to the collision. Traffic on Highway 99 E is not currently affected by the collision or the investigation. There is currently no further details available. An additional release will follow however that timeframe is not yet known.
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Homicide Investigation Douglas County

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION DOUGLAS COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2017 6:41 PM
On the morning on May 31, 2017 a frantic female reported to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office that her boyfriend had been shot near the Lawson Bar area of southern Douglas County.

Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies responded to the Lawson Bar area and completed an extensive search of the area. During the search an adult male was found deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team was activated and a person of interest was identified as, TROY PHELPS, age 34, from Myrtle Creek. Detectives located PHELPS and lodged him at the Douglas County Jail on an unrelated charge of Probation Violation. Law Enforcement believes that there is no further threat to public safety regarding this incident.

The Oregon State Police is the lead agency and is being assisted by the Douglas County Major Crimes Team. Member agencies involved with the Douglas County Major Crimes Team are: Roseburg Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Douglas County District Attorney's Office and the Oregon State Police.

This is still an active investigation and no further information is expected to be released tonight.

No further information for release.
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News from the Portland Fire & Rescue Office of Public Information: Busy Memorial Day Weekend (Photo)

NEWS FROM THE PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION: BUSY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2017 6:12 PM
Downloadable file: House Fire 7829 SE Carlton
Downloadable file: Investigator Rob Garrison
***News from the Portland Fire & Rescue Office of Public Information***

One Busy Memorial Day Weekend

The term "PF&R crews" is one you often see in press releases. This term refers to all of the pieces of equipment and personnel that respond to emergency incidents in the city. This includes fire engines, ladder trucks, battalion chiefs, quick response rescues, specialty squads, deputy chiefs, air supply & rehabilitation units, public information officers, and members of the Arson Investigation Unit.

PF&R's Arson Investigations Unit keeps track of all fire activity and today they were still busy tracking information and compiling evidence and witness testimony to understand the details behind the multiple fires that happened over this Memorial Day Weekend. According to Investigator Rob Garrison "I can't remember the last time we've seen so many incidents happening concurrently for this many days in a row."

What Investigator Garrison is referring to is the 15 working house and/or apartment fires, 9 miscellaneous fires and 5 vehicle fires (including one fatal vehicle fire) along with hundreds of medical calls and other requests for 911 service. These "medical calls and other requests for 911 service" included a very difficult scene for crews who attempted, with all they could, to save the lives of three men who were tragically attacked on a MAX train in NE Portland.

Each of the days that comprised the Memorial Day Weekend had one or more moments in which crews were scrambling to cover multiple fires happening concurrently; that activity carried through with a second alarm house fire on NE Rocky Butte Rd early Tuesday morning.

Operations Chief Tom Williams said of the busy weekend " Our men and women put a lot of hard work in this weekend, often without getting any rest from the incident they had just finished cleaning up from just prior and on one of the hottest weekends we've had all year. I'm proud of their resilience and their determination."

It's hard to speculate on why so much activity this weekend. The first warm weekend of the summer? More people out of their homes? Late spring cleaning or yard projects? It's anyone's guess. One thing is for sure, the Arson Investigators are still working hard to figure out why so many fires happened and how to prevent busy weekends like this in the future.

Memorial Day Weekend Fire Stats:

-29 total fires
-9 miscellaneous fires
-5 vehicle fires
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Construction to begin Monday on next project to upgrade Northeast 119th Street

CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN MONDAY ON NEXT PROJECT TO UPGRADE NORTHEAST 119TH STREET


News Release from Clark Co. WA Communications
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2017 4:05 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The next major project in a multiyear effort to improve the Northeast 119th Street corridor will begin Monday when a contractor closes a one-mile section of the street to through traffic.

McDonald Excavating Inc., a Washougal-based contractor working for Clark County, will widen Northeast 119th Street between Northeast 50th and Northeast 72nd avenues to a two-lane minor arterial with a center turn lane. The contractor will add sidewalks and bicycle lanes and build facilities to collect and treat polluted storm runoff.

During construction, this section of Northeast 119th Street will remain open to local residents, emergency responders, school buses and delivery vehicles. Through traffic should use alternate routes to bypass the area. A map of alternate routes is on the county's website at www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/ne-119th-street.

The project includes water line improvements for Clark Public Utilities, sewer line improvements for Clark Regional Wastewater District and utility upgrades for Clark Public Utilities, NW Natural and CenturyLink.

Construction is scheduled to wrap up in fall 2018.

The project is the latest in the past decade to upgrade Northeast 119th Street and create a modern east-west corridor across the urban area north of Vancouver. Previous projects:

* Widened and improved Northeast 119th Street to two travel lanes in each direction and a center turn lane from west of Northeast 72nd Avenue to east of Northeast 87th Avenue. The project also replaced an undersized culvert for Curtin Creek under Northeast 119th Street.
* Upgraded the intersection of Northeast 119th Street and Northeast 50th Avenue, including providing left-turn lanes in all four directions. The project also shaved down a hill on Northeast 119th Street east of Northeast 50th Avenue to improve sight distance and safety.

Construction is scheduled to begin next year on a related project: widening and improving Northeast 119th Street, from Northeast 87th Avenue to east of Northeast 112th Avenue, to two travel lanes in each direction and a center turn lane.

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Art Displays Feature Photography, Printmaking, Painting (Photo)

ART DISPLAYS FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, PRINTMAKING, PAINTING (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2017 4:00 PM
Downloadable file: Photographs by David Dickerson, including "Faces of Myanmar" (pictured) are part of the City of Beaverton's art displays through June. Various artists are featured at The Beaverton Building, Beaverton City Library Main and Murray Scholls, and other locati
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton's arts program is showcasing works at several locations through June 30, including The Beaverton Building, Beaverton City Library main location, Murray Scholls Branch Library, Providence St. Vincent Hospital, Cedar Hills Recreation Center, Progress Ridge New Seasons, Bogza Coffee, and the Artisan Salon. All artwork included is for sale.


THE BEAVERTON BUILDING
The Beaverton Building (12725 SW Millikan Way) features works by several artists. Members of the public can view works during office hours, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featured artists:


First Floor and Council Chambers: David Dickerson
David Dickerson works as a Critical Care Registered Nurse, and currently lives in Portland with his yellow lab, Joshua. Growing up in the Appalachians, Dickerson did not have much cultural exposure, so traveling has been instrumental in his personal growth. As Dickerson started to travel seven years ago, he started to see change, both as a person and as a photographer. Photography gave him a way of connecting with people even though they spoke a different language and lived in other parts of the world. He learned that inside, we are more alike than different. As a photographer, he focuses on capturing the human spirit.


Fourth Floor: Margaret Carol
Margaret Carol is a retired college professor. She has focused on art in her retirement and has specialized in printmaking. Carol has won Best in Show at the Oregon State Fair, and was one of several winners in a senior art contest in Beaverton and has shown her work at the Art on Broadway Gallery. She has been taking art classes for the past seven years at Portland State University and Portland Community College.


Fifth Floor: Angela Grainger
Angela Grainger is an award winning watercolorist and instructor. Former President of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, member of the Painters Showcase, Lake Area Artists and on the board for the Oregon Society of Artists, Grainger's paintings have been awarded five People's Choice Awards for their choice of best in the show. She has also received many additional awards in juried shows including first, third, fourth, Honorable Mentions and Awards of Distinction. Her work derives its inspiration from the magic and wonders of nature. She is drawn to see and focus on what might not be seen or noticed. Under Gene Flores, acclaimed Portland artist, Grainger began to understand the importance of not suppressing what comes from within. Her current explorations are in the discovery of how elements of nature and texture react in watercolor to leave beautiful patterns and surprises. Grainger's hope is that the viewer will walk away from seeing her work with a new vision and perhaps wonder, how does she do that?


BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY MAIN AND MURRAY SCHOLLS
The Beaverton City Main Library (12375 SW Fifth St) and the Beaverton City Branch Library (11200 SW Murray Scholls Pl) feature works by several artists. Members of the public can view works during library operating hours. All artwork included in this show is for sale. Featured artists:


Main: Alan Weider
Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For Alan Weider, street photography began over 35 years ago in Columbus, Ohio. Since that time he has taken photographs in Asia, Africa, Europe, and throughout the Americas. Most of this work has been near his homes in South Carolina, Cape Town, and Portland. Weider will host an artist talk at the library on Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m.


Many years ago, Lola Rodriguez wrote "Two Wings of the Same Bird":
Cuba y Puerto Rico son/de un pájaro las dos alas,/reciben flores o balas/sobre el mismo corazón...


(Cuba and Puerto Rico are/As Two wings of the same bird,/They receive flowers and bullets/Into the same heart...)


Rodriguez grew up in Puerto Rico but lived part of her life in Cuba. Weider was privileged to photograph in both countries this past year. While they have parallel histories and there continues to be mutual individual admiration, the countries paths separated in 1959. And today the countries are "Separate Wings of the Same Bird." For Weider, Cuba lives in color and Puerto Rico in black & white--thus street life differs, both in photographs and in spirit.


Murray Scholls: Najwa Omar
Monday to Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday to Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
Bagdad, Iraq is where Najwa Alghabban was raised and where she graduated with a Masters degree in Accounting. During her career in Dubai, she often imagined living in an area that would accommodate her longing to hike amongst trees, mountains and water. She made that thought a reality in 2012 by immigrating to the US. She now resides in Beaverton, Oregon and enjoys hiking and camping. Having a connection with the earth through wood and stone, but also wanting to convey emotion through a subject with a heartbeat is the thrust behind much of her art. Her "paintings" include three distinct styles: 1) acrylic and oil on canvas 2) wood burning and sculpturing of plywood 3) acrylic painting on glass that emulates either stained glass or polished stone like granite and marble.


OTHER LOCATIONS: Display Schedule Varies
The Beaverton Arts Commission also has revolving art exhibits at Cedar Hills Recreation Center (11640 SW Park Way), Progress Ridge New Seasons (14805 SW Barrows Road), Bogza Coffee (12600 SW Crescent St., #100), and the Artisan Salon (4430 SW Lombard Avenue). For more information, contact Kourtnee Buechner at 503-526-2376 or kbuechner@BeavertonOregon.gov.


The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon's sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active, and responsible city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine's 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is "The Best of Oregon."


For 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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Two-alarm Apartment Fire Displaces 23 Residents in Cedar Mill (Photo)

TWO-ALARM APARTMENT FIRE DISPLACES 23 RESIDENTS IN CEDAR MILL (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2017 3:54 PM
Downloadable file: Timber Creek Apartment Fire
Just after 10:15 a.m. today, several callers to 911 reported fire coming from a second-floor deck at the Commons at Timber Creek Apartments in the 12000 block of Northwest Barnes Road in Cedar Mill.

Within six minutes, firefighters from Station 61 arrived to find heavy flames coming from the second- and third-floor decks of two apartment units. Firefighters began rendering emergency medical care to a man who was forced to jump from his third-story apartment to escape the fire. Metro West Ambulance paramedics quickly transported him to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The female occupant of the original fire unit sustained minor injuries and was treated on scene.

Due to the volume of fire and size of the complex, the incident commander called for a second alarm to bring additional resources to the scene. Firefighters worked for 50 minutes to contain and extinguish the fire and spent another hour mopping up hot spots.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Due to fire, water and extensive smoke damage, 10 units within the 20-unit building are not habitable. Three children and 20 adults have been displaced as a result. Property management at the complex will assist in relocating the displaced residents in available units. American Red Cross will also assist with temporary housing and other essential needs.

Additional assistance was provided by Portland Fire and Rescue, Lake Oswego Fire Department's fire investigator, Metro West Ambulance, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Washington County Building Services, and Portland General Electric.
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Celebrate Summer with Beaverton Third Thursday (Photo)

CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH BEAVERTON THIRD THURSDAY (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2017 3:33 PM
Downloadable file: The free Beaverton Third Thursday summer concert series kicks off the season June 15 with Patrick Lamb Band and a performance by Painted Sky Northstar Dance Company. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton will kick off the summer with the first Beaverton Third Thursday outdoor concert on Thursday, June 15 with Patrick Lamb Band and a performance by Painted Sky Northstar Dance Company.


This free summer concert series is held at The Round, 12600 SW Crescent Street, next to the Beaverton Central light rail station. All concerts are 5:30-8 p.m.


Nearby restaurants Bogza Coffee, Mio Sushi, Mingo's, and Siam Lotus will offer indoor and outdoor seating for customers to enjoy great food and live music.


The BTT series continues through the summer:
* July 20: Barracuda, with performance by Def Con 5
* Aug. 17: The Beatniks, with performance by Pendulum Aerial Arts


Attendees are encouraged to take alternate transportation including MAX. Limited parking is available on-street and in the public garage at SW Millikan Way & Rose Biggi. ADA accessible parking is available near the venue on Crescent St. and in the lot directly north of The Beaverton Building. Attendees should observe restricted parking signs in nearby surface lots.


For more information, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/BTT.


The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon's sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active, and responsible city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine's 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is "The Best of Oregon."


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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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Three People in Lane County

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING THREE PEOPLE IN LANE COUNTY


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2017 2:56 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 31, 2017, at approximately 1:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of 2nd St. in Florence, Oregon. The fire affected one family, including one adult and two children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, 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 in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. 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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Seatbelt, Distracted Driver, and DUII Saturation Patrols

SEATBELT, DISTRACTED DRIVER, AND DUII SATURATION PATROLS


News Release from Benton Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2017 2:11 PM
Downloadable file: DUII_saturation_5.31.17.docx.pdf
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Benton County Sheriff's Office participated in extra seatbelt and distracted driver saturation patrols in Benton County on May 15 through May 28, 2017. During those dates, deputies issued a total of 144 traffic citations including 74 for speeding, 21 for Driving While Suspended, two for seatbelt violations, and 50 other citations for drivers on their cell phones, failing to obey a traffic control device, and others.

During the DUII saturation patrol May 25 through 29, deputies responded to regular calls for service, as well as extra patrol. During those dates, deputies arrested three for DUII (one DUII drugs, over 21 years of age, and 2 for DUII Drugs, 21 years of age). Deputies arrested three for Reckless Driving, eight counts of Reckless Endangering, one for Attempt to Elude, 12 for Possession of Controlled Substances, two for Minor in Possession of Alcohol/Marijuana, and eight arrest warrants were served. Deputies issued 65 traffic citations during those dates, and investigated five traffic crashes.

BCSO's next DUII Saturation Patrols are scheduled for June 29 through July 5, 2017, to coincide with the Fourth of July Weekend (Independence Day). DUII Saturation patrol will continue from July 6 through 10, 2017, to coincide with the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo. Benton County Sheriff's Office will be targeting DUII Alcohol, Controlled Substances, and Inhalants.

Oregon's DUII enforcement program is committed to reducing the amount of crashes and impaired drivers. Benton County Sheriff's Office currently has four Certified Drug Recognition Experts in evaluating those impaired under the DUII statute.

If you choose to use impairing substances and drive, deputies have the tools and training to arrest and remove impaired drivers from our roadways to save lives. Deputies will then use that evidence in the courtroom effectively.

For more info on impaired driving, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.com.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One Family in Portland

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING ONE FAMILY IN PORTLAND


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2017 1:58 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 31, 2017, at approximately 8:30 a.m. in the 13200 block of NE Sacramento Dr. in Portland, Oregon. The fire affected one family, including three adults and two children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, 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 in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. 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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RESULTS -- Deputies Make 1,176 Traffic Stops During 17 Day Seat Belt Blitz (Photo)

RESULTS -- DEPUTIES MAKE 1,176 TRAFFIC STOPS DURING 17 DAY SEAT BELT BLITZ (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2017 12:30 PM
Downloadable file: Press Release (PDF)
Downloadable file: Traffic Stop Photo
Downloadable file: Selt Belt Graphic
May 31, 2017 -- During the 17 day enforcement "blitz," Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies made 1,176 traffic stops, which resulted in 954 citations, two felony arrests, and 449 warnings. Of those stopped, 126 were for seat belt violations, 553 for speeding, and 272 for use of cell phone. The Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit would like to remind everyone that proper seat belt and child restraint is the number one way to prevent injury or death if you or your children are involved in a crash.

Original press release below:

May 12, 2017 -- Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff's Office will be working extra patrols throughout the county for two weeks in May as part of the Seat Belt Blitz. This "blitz" is funded by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and run in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's annual (NHTSA) "Click It or Ticket" campaign. Law enforcement agencies from across Oregon will participate in a two-week campaign to encourage the use of safety belts and child restraints in vehicles. The ''blitz'' runs from May 15, 2017 through May 28, 2017.

Studies by NHTSA show that motor vehicle crashes are still the leading cause of death or disability in children from two to fourteen years of age. This number is due in large part to non-use, or improper use of child safety seats and seat belts. Proper seat belt and child restraint use is the number one way to prevent injury or death if you or your children are involved in a crash.

NHTSA recommends that all children under thirteen years old ride in the back seat. Research indicates that passengers riding in the rear seating area are at reduced risk of injury for that age group. Children who are under eight-years old or 4' 9'' tall must be in properly fitted child safety seats. All other occupants must be properly secured utilizing safety belt systems.

For safety belt systems, proper use means the lap belt must be placed low across the hips and the shoulder belt should cross the center of the chest over the collar bone. Belts should be free of slack and have no twists or knots. The shoulder belt should NOT be placed under the arm or behind the back; this can cause serious internal injuries or ejection in a crash. Children should not ride in the open bed of any pick-up truck.

Additional information regarding car safety seats and child passenger safety can be found at oregonimpact.org.

The Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit is dedicated to promoting and improving traffic safety through education, analysis and enforcement.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Three People in Longview

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING THREE PEOPLE IN LONGVIEW


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2017 10:02 AM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 31, 2017, at approximately 5:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Yelton Dr. in Longview, Washington. The fire affected one family, including three adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, 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 in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. 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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Single Vehicle fatality crash in northern clark county (Photo)

SINGLE VEHICLE FATALITY CRASH IN NORTHERN CLARK COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2017 9:45 AM
Downloadable file: Deputies at crash scene
At 05:15 AM today Sheriff's deputies responded to a single vehicle roll over crash at the 10500 Block of NE Cedar Creek Road in northern Clark County. Arriving deputies found a deceased adult male at the crash scene. Preliminary investigation shows the vehicle was east bound on NE Cedar Creek road crossed over the west bound travel lane and crashed off the road in a farm pasture. The driver was ejected in the crash and was killed as the vehicle rolled over him. The vehicle, a 1991 Honda Accord had been reported stolen out of Cowlitz County. The body was released to the Clark County Medical Examiner. The name of the deceased will be released by the ME's office. The Clark County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit is investigating the circumstances of the crash.
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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 05/30/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 05/30/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2017 8:02 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 05/30/2017

ESTACADA:

18 2017-948

On 05/30/2017 at 1609 hrs., police responded to a report about vandalism in the area of SW Lake Shore Drive and SW Forest Road. The victim identified a possible suspect who was interviewed and issued a trespass exclusion from the victim's property.

18 2017-949

On 05/30/2017 at about 1648 hrs., police arrested Georgianna M. Carpenter (54, of Estacada) in the 200 block of NE Pierce Street on a felony warrant for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Carpenter was lodged at Clackamas County Jail on $40,000 bail.


SANDY:

18 2017-942

On 05/30/2017 at 0543 hrs., police responded to a report about theft in the 38000 block of Sandy Heights Street. The caller reported that items had been stolen from his truck sometime between 1800 hrs. the night before and 0530 hrs. this morning. There are no suspects at this time.

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On 05/30/2017 at about 1256 hrs., police received a report about a theft. A report is pending (CAD).

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On 05/30/2017 at about 1536 hrs., police responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 37000 block of Highway 26. A report is pending (CAD).

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On 05/30/2017 at 2342 hrs., officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 18000 block of Carlson Avenue. Temaury D. Harper (27, of Gladstone) was arrested for Assault IV-APA-Felony, Possession of Heroin, and Possession of Oxycodone. He was lodged at the Clackamas County jail on $80,000 bail.
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Grants Pass Woman Dies after Motor Vehicle Crash (Photo)

GRANTS PASS WOMAN DIES AFTER MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2017 8:00 AM
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On May 30th, 2017, at approximately 3:20PM, OSP was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on SR 260 (Riverbanks Road) near MP 16. A caller reported a crashed vehicle with a person slumped over. OSP Troopers from Grants Pass arrived and found a 2005 Mazda 4-door car that had been traveling westbound on SR 260 when it left the roadway on a sharp left corner. There appeared to be no signs of braking. The vehicle traveled approximately 180 feet through trees and thick brush, making it hard to see from the roadway. As a result of the crash, the driver and single occupant, identified as April Michele OTIS, age 40, from Grants Pass died from her injuries. OTIS was not using a safety belt.

OTIS was the subject of a Grants Pass Department of Public Safety call the night before where she had reportedly left her residence in that vehicle while under the influence of medication and alcohol following a domestic disturbance. She was also reportedly making suicidal statements. Otis had been reported missing earlier today after not returning home.
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Subject arrested after crime spree

SUBJECT ARRESTED AFTER CRIME SPREE


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 31st, 2017 12:23 AM
On 5.30.17 at 1841 hours a Clark County Deputy made a traffic stop in the 2300 block of NE Lockwood Creek Rd. The driver was distracted by his cell phone almost hitting the Deputy head on. After initial contact, the vehicle fled the stop and drove down a nearby road towards several rural residences. The Deputy followed the vehicle which continued into a field at which time the driver fled from the vehicle towards more single family residences. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of Portland.

Assisting units in the area noticed a black truck leaving the same area in a reckless manner and tried to stop it. The truck sped away eastbound on NE Lockwood Creek Rd. At the same time, a citizen reported to Deputies that her black truck had just been stolen. The black truck refused to stop for Law Enforcement and continued to the area of NE Gable Av and 339th St. Spike strips were successfully deployed in the area of NE 339th St and NE Gable Av. The driver of the stolen black truck abandoned the truck and jumped into an unoccupied Subaru at a residence in the area of NE 339th St and 118th Av. The suspect, now driving the Subaru, encountered Deputies in the area and appeared to intentionally drive towards them causing them to take evasive action. The Subaru, now westbound on NE 339th St crossed NE Gable Ave and due to excessive speed, the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole in the 10200 block of NE 339th St severing a power pole. It was discovered the driver had fled the vehicle to the north and east.

Within a few minute or two, a Deputy in the area of 34100 block of NE Gable Av was flagged down by a resident advising that someone was trying to steal their vehicles and was currently inside their truck. Units arrived and took the subject into custody.

The subject taken into custody was positively identified by the Deputy from the original stop.

Arrested subject: WATTS, ADAM E 2.3.86
Address unknown

Charges: 1st degree Robbery - 2 counts
Attempted 2nd degree Robbery - 1 count
Attempt to Elude - 2 counts
Theft of a motor vehicle - 2 counts
Possession of a stolen motor vehicle - 2 counts
Malicious Mischief 2nd degree
Felony warrant issued by Washington State Department of Corrections



No further information to be released tonight.
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Missing Sheridan Man Located in Yamhill River

MISSING SHERIDAN MAN LOCATED IN YAMHILL RIVER


News Release from Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2017 7:03 PM
Missing 25 year old Sheridan resident Bryan Disabatino was located and recovered in the Yamhill River at about 12:30 pm today. Disabatino fell from a bridge in Sheridan which spanned the Yamhill River in the early morning hours of April 29th.

Previous rescue and recovery efforts had been hampered by high, swift murky waters which have now dropped significantly since the initial incident. Yamhill County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue, with assistance from several agencies had conducted searches from land, boat, helicopter and drone. Divers from the Clackamas County Dive Team and the Oregon State Police also assisted in the search.

Today, at about 12:30 pm a group of private citizen kayakers performed a search of the river and eventually located Disabatino in the river approximately 5.15 river miles from where Disabatino was last seen.

Sheriff Tim Svenson praised the work of all emergency response teams and the large contingency of private citizens who worked tirelessly to help provide closure to the family. "My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Bryan as they begin the healing process", said Sheriff Svenson.

If you have any additional information on this case please contact Sgt. Todd Whitlow of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office at whitlowt@co.yamhill.or.us
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Firearm Stolen From Deputies Vehicle

FIREARM STOLEN FROM DEPUTIES VEHICLE


News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2017 4:21 PM
This Saturday, around 4:30 p.m., Marion County Deputy Pablo Garcia was fishing while off duty when his personal vehicle was broken into at the Clackamette Park in Oregon City. The unknown person entered the car by breaking the window allowing them access to steal Deputy Garcia's firearm and county issued cellular phone from the consol of the vehicle.

The missing gun is a Glock, model 23, .40 caliber handgun with serial number GHV403 and the cellular phone is a Droid Turbo. Anyone with information regarding the theft, the location of the firearm or the phone is asked to call the Oregon City Police Department tip line at 503 496 1616.
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Body of Said Osman has been recovered.

BODY OF SAID OSMAN HAS BEEN RECOVERED.


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2017 3:39 PM
On May 30, 2017, at approximately 2:30pm the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office dive team recovered the body of Said Osman, the drowning victim at High Rocks from May 23, 2017. Mr. Osman's body was located in the water near High Rocks. The family requests privacy at this time. No further information is available at this time.
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Canby Police Seek Public's Help In Identifying Burglary Suspects (Photo)

CANBY POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP IN IDENTIFYING BURGLARY SUSPECTS (PHOTO)


News Release from Canby Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2017 2:41 PM
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On May 21, 2017 at 3:37am two suspects burglarized Canby Rental & Equipment located at 476 NW 1st Ave in Canby, Oregon. The suspects gained entry by throwing rock through a front window. The suspects were driving a white Mercedes Benz four-door vehicle with no plates visible. The driver appears to be a white male, thin build. The second suspect, appears to be a white male with a thin build and taller than the first suspect. These suspects may also be responsible for commercial burglaries in the city of Oregon City as well.

Please contact Detective Steven Floyd at (503) 266-0724 if you can identify the suspect(s).
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Learn How to Get Involved at Beaverton Volunteer Fair (Photo)

LEARN HOW TO GET INVOLVED AT BEAVERTON VOLUNTEER FAIR (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2017 2:15 PM
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Looking for ways to get involved and make a difference in the community? Don't miss the Beaverton Volunteer Fair on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held at the Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW Fifth St.


This free event is an opportunity for the community to learn about and get involved with more than 40 local nonprofits and groups.


With organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the Oregon Food Bank, and the Master Recycler Program, there's an opportunity for everyone. Organizations will share their stories and engage with the community, showcasing their volunteer opportunities and needs. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions, get information, and even sign up for volunteer roles.


Attendees will also have the chance to win raffle prizes provided by sponsors, including a $100 gift certificate to Villa Sport, $50 gift certificate to Solace & Fine Espresso, craft kits provided by Barnes & Noble, and Beaverton branded items.


Refreshments will be provided by local businesses.


For more information and a complete list of participating organizations, visit www.beavertonoregon.gov/VolunteerFair.


The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon's sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active, and responsible city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine's 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is "The Best of Oregon."


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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FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense with an Email Fortress

FBI TECH TUESDAY: BUILDING A DIGITAL DEFENSE WITH AN EMAIL FORTRESS


News Release from FBI - Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2017 1:21 PM
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Businesses beware -- fraudsters want to cash in on digital data, and your vulnerable email account can give them the keys to the kingdom. One of the biggest dangers lurking in your in-box is a version of a phishing scheme.

In this case, the fraudster sends you what appears to be a legitimate email. He may have hacked someone else's email account to get to you, or he may have "spoofed" an email address making it look real.

Either way, his goal is to get you to give him access to your company and/or your cash. In this phishing scheme, an embedded link is the hook with which he will attempt to catch you.

Once you click on that link, the fraudster is able to download malware onto your system that potentially gives him access to user ID's, passwords, customer records, financial information and data files.

Phishing schemes are often just the start -- leading to potential ransomware attacks, business-email-compromise scams and more.

So -- how do you protect your company? From the lowest level employee up to the CEO, your email system needs to be a fortress filled with defenses.

* Don't use free web-based email accounts for your business. Establish your own domain and create email accounts based on that domain.

* Ensure that your firewalls, virus software and spam filters are robust and up-to-date.

* Immediately report and delete suspicious emails, particularly those that come from people you don't know.

* If you receive an email from someone who appears to be a legitimate contact but you are wary, make sure you "forward" it to back the sender. Do not hit "reply." That way you can manually type the known email address or find it in your established contact list to confirm authenticity.

* Don't click in a moment of panic. Fraudsters often use social engineering to stress you out so you will act quickly without thinking. Check before you click.

* Consider two-factor authentication for employee email. This would include something you know (such as a password) and something you have (such as dynamic/changing PIN or code.)

* Create a security system that flags emails with similar -- but incorrect -- formatting. For instance, you may regularly do business with Joe at ABC_company.com, but are you going to notice if one day the email comes from Joe at ABC-company.com?

* Make sure your email is encrypted in-transit if you are putting sensitive information into it.


Bottom line -- build the email fortress tall and wide to protect your business.

For more information on email security concerns or other cyber crimes, check out the FBI's website at www.fbi.gov or the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.
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City seeks volunteers to serve on Aviation Advisory Committee

CITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE ON AVIATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2017 1:18 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the Aviation Advisory Committee. Interested applicants have until 11:59 p.m., Friday, June 23, 2017 to submit an application to the City.

To apply online, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards. To request an application or for more information, contact Michelle Bartley at Vancouver City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, michelle.bartley@cityofvancouver.us or by calling 360-487-8607.

The nine-member Aviation Advisory Committee is appointed by the Vancouver City Council to advise the City on matters related to Pearson Field Airport and Aviation in general.

There is no city residency requirement for this position. This recruitment is for one full-term position and one mid-term vacancy.

The committee meets at noon on the second Tuesday of each month at the Pearson Air Museum, Headquarters Building, 1109 E. 5th St. in Vancouver. The monthly time commitment varies from two to six hours, which includes meeting time and other duties.

For more information about the Aviation Advisory Committee, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/aac.

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3 Arrested in Major Drug Investigation

3 ARRESTED IN MAJOR DRUG INVESTIGATION


News Release from Albany Police
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2017 11:47 AM
On May 24, 2017, 3 people were arrested in connection with a narcotics investigation conducted by the Linn County Interagency Narcotic Enforcement Team (LINE) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Eugene Office. The investigation focused on the distribution of large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin in Oregon.

Search warrants were also served on May 24, 2017, at numerous locations to include Albany, Jefferson and Oregon City. Multiple pounds of suspected heroin and methamphetamine were seized during the search warrants.

The following individuals were taken into custody as a result of Federal Arrest Warrants on Complaints filed related to this investigation:
* Rogelio Conrique-Villalpando, 39 year old Oregon City resident -- Conspiracy to Distribute and Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Heroin.
* Matilde Conrique-Sepulveda, 41 year old Oregon City resident - Conspiracy to Distribute and Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Heroin.

The following individual was taken into custody on State charges related to this investigation:
* Maritza Pallanez, 24 year old Albany resident -- Possession and Distribution of Heroin and Methamphetamine.

Multiple agencies assisted with the investigation and the serving of search warrants including the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Albany Police Department, Lebanon Police Department, Sweet Home Police Department, Benton County Sheriff's Office, Corvallis Police Department, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Independence Police Department, Polk Interagency Narcotics Team, Stayton Police Department, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Interagency Task Force, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Portland Police Bureau, Oregon State Police, Oregon National Guard, DEA and FBI.

The LINE Team was established as a result of Linn County being designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in 2016. The team is comprised of investigators from the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Albany Police Department, Lebanon Police Department, Sweet Home Police Department, and the DEA.

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POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION coming to OMSI June 24

POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION COMING TO OMSI JUNE 24


News Release from OMSI
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2017 11:30 AM
A CITY LOST FOR CENTURIES IS COMING TO OMSI
Experience the city of Pompeii, frozen in time, by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 30, 2017) -- Opening June 24 at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION examines life in Pompeii both before and after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. that not only destroyed the Roman city, but also preserved it for more than 1,700 years.

"We wanted to bring this most historical event back to life and allow visitors to relive it vividly," said John Norman, president of Exhibitions International and producer of POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION. "The new exhibition allows you to explore treasures and experience life in the bustling city of Pompeii before time essentially stopped."

The exhibition features nearly 200 precious artifacts on loan from the unparalleled collection of the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy including a first century, bronze gladiator helmet; a Citharist bronze statue of Apollo, dating to 50 A.D.; and several remarkable fresco paintings, including one of Dionysus and Silenus, dating between 50-79 A.D.

"This exhibition offers our guests the opportunity to study and understand history through the scientific lens of archaeology and volcanology. It is one of the most fascinating exhibitions of ancient archaeology featuring artifacts that rarely leave Italy," said Nancy Stueber, president and CEO of OMSI. "Volcanoes are a part of our life here in the Pacific Northwest, and this exhibition allows our visitors to explore earth and volcano science, regionally and worldwide."

Pompeii was hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery more than 250 years ago. Over time, archaeologists have uncovered a unique record of its daily life--roads, buildings, municipal services, paintings, mosaics, artifacts, and preserved bodies. Ongoing excavations at the site provide an ever-evolving picture of everyday life at the height of the Roman Empire.

The Exhibition experience includes:

* Introductory theatre where the scene is set in a video with dramatic reconstructions that describes Pompeii and the nearby volcano.
* Visitors are then transported back in time to 79 A.D. and find themselves in a reproduced atrium from a Roman villa, where they will embark on a journey through the ancient city.
* Through the use of projections, audio, video, photographic murals, and graphic reproductions of frescoes and mosaics, visitors will experience different locations that existed in the city, including a market, a temple, theater, and baths.
* Nearly 200 authentic artifacts will help bring the story of Pompeii to life. These remarkable objects include: mosaics and frescoes, gladiator helmets, armor, and weapons, a ship's anchor, lamps, jugs, cups, plates, pots and pans and other household objects and furniture, jewelry, medical instruments, and tools.
* A 4D theater will allow visitors to experience the impact Mount Vesuvius had on this ancient city.
* The culminating experience of the exhibit is a room with body casts of human forms forever frozen in time.

POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION runs from June 24, 2017 to October 22, 2017. Tickets to this exhibit, which include general museum admission, are $26.00 for adults, $17.00 for youth (ages 3-13), and $22.00 for seniors (ages 63+). Prices for OMSI Members are $16.00 for adults, $10.00 for youth, and $12.00 for seniors.

About Exhibitions International
Founded by John Norman in 2003, Exhibitions International is the world's preeminent museum exhibition producer. Under Norman's direction, the company was entrusted with the most valuable treasures from earth and sea, including objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun, relics from Cleopatra's Royal Palace, Princess Diana's Royal Wedding Gown, and the only authenticated pirate treasure in the world. These riches are the heart and soul of breathtaking museum experiences created by Exhibitions International. Each unforgettable experience has mesmerized audiences at the finest art, science and history museums worldwide -- totaling more than 30 million visitors.

About Naples National Archaeological Museum
A world-class museum located in the heart of the city, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples (MANN) houses one of the most important collections of classical archaeology in the world. Set in the massive 16th century palace Palazzo degli Studi, the museum was founded by Ferdinand IV in 1777. Formed from the discoveries from the Vesuvian Excavations which were at the time exhibited in Museo Herculanese in the Royal Palace at Portici and his family's extensive collection of art and Roman antiquities, the Farnese collection, today the museum holds over three million objects of archaeological and historic importance.

MANN is certainly the essence of Pompeii and its important and vast collection of Vesuvian antiquities shows it. It is the museum of the capital of the kingdom of the Bourbons, the place where all the attention to western values of classical culture begins. The Museum includes an incredible patrimony: the world's most important collection of classical sculpture, brought to Naples by the Farnese family and representing the evolution of western sculpture; furthermore MANN is the gate of the Italian culture and of Ancient Greece thanks to the discoveries made in the Kingdom of Two Sicilies; it has the second largest Egyptian section - after the one in Turin - with the peculiarity of having a lot of objects that appeared in Italy before the Napoleonic expedition, where you can discover the taste of the pre-Napoleon's Egyptian culture and owns a collection of nearly 2500 documents written in Latin, Greek, and dialects of the Italic peoples.

MANN boasts the richest and most valuable collection of artworks and artifacts of archaeological interest in Italy and is considered one of the most important archaeological museums in the world, if not the most important concerning Pompeii's history.

About OMSI
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI operates the largest museum-based outdoor science education program in the country and provides traveling and community outreach programs that bring science learning opportunities to schools and community organizations in nearly every county in Oregon. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu.
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Sunshine Division to Support 1000 Households with Summer Food Boxes (Photo)

SUNSHINE DIVISION TO SUPPORT 1000 HOUSEHOLDS WITH SUMMER FOOD BOXES (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2017 9:27 AM
Downloadable file: Officer Matt Tobey
On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 10:00am to 12:00pm, Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division staff and Safeway and Advantis Credit Union volunteers will pack 1,000 food boxes as part of the Sunshine Division's summer food box program. Boxes will be packed at the at the Sunshine Division warehouse, located at 687 N. Thompson Street. In its fifth year, the summer food box program provides a week's worth of child-friendly breakfast, lunch, and snack items to bridge the gap between summer meal programs and free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs provided during the school year.

The program is generously funded through a granted awarded by "Hunger Is," a joint charitable program of the Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), designed to build awareness and raise funds in an effort to eradicate childhood hunger in America. The $180,000 grant will fund approximately 30,000 pounds of food for the summer food boxes and, as part of a larger programmatic summer food insecurity initiative, provide healthy breakfast options at the Sunshine Division's pantries throughout the summer months. Botsford & Goodfellow Inc. and Franz Bakery are also providing product donations for the summer boxes.
Sunshine Division has "adopted" several local schools, Head Start families, and a summer camp by providing food box assistance to 1000 households. This is a one-time food box initiative and boxes will include information on how families can access ongoing food assistance through other Sunshine Division programs. The schools and partners selected to be program recipients include: West Powellhurst, Ventura Park, Clarendon Early Learning Academy, Woodmere Early Learning Academy, Boise Elliot/Humboldt, Martin Luther King Jr., Vernon, Cesar Chavez, Marion, Albina Head Start, and PAL of Vancouver.

Nearly half of Oregon's school-age children qualify for free & reduced priced meals. Those numbers are worse in East Portland where nearly 80% of children qualify. Each "adopted" school will receive the food boxes to distribute at year-end events.

"We receive a lot of attention and support regarding hunger issues around the winter holidays" said Officer Matt Tobey, Sunshine Division's assigned police officer. "However, children suffer food insecurity issues much more during the summer months when federal and state funded programs are reduced or eliminated during the summer break. This is an opportunity for families to meet Sunshine Division for the first time as we help them through a rough few months. It's also an opportunity for us to let supporters know that families need food assistance year round." The Safeway Foundation's, Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Jill McGinnis, says of their support "The Safeway Foundation raises money each September for childhood hunger. We know the summer months are especially challenging for families, and are proud of the support that 'Hunger Is' provides to Sunshine Division, to help offer relief."

About the Sunshine Division:
Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency 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.

The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched on demand. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently- used clothing to those in need.

About Hunger Is
Hunger Is, a joint charitable program of the Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), is designed to build awareness and raise funds in an effort to eradicate childhood hunger in America. Funds raised through Hunger Is directly benefit programs focused on combating childhood hunger and improving health-related outcomes. For more information, visit www.HungerIs.org.

About the Safeway Foundation
Founded in 2001, the Safeway Foundation supports causes that impact our customers' lives. Albertsons Companies stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in our neighborhoods through the generous contributions by our customers, our employees' passion and partnerships with our vendors. We focus on giving locally in the areas of health and human services, hunger relief, education and helping people with disabilities. Albertsons Companies and the Safeway Foundation have invested $2 billion in our neighborhoods since 2001. For more information about the Safeway Foundation, visit www.albertsonscompaniesfoundation.org.

About the Entertainment Industry Foundation
Founded in 1942, the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) is a multifaceted organization that occupies a unique place in the world of philanthropy. By mobilizing and leveraging the powerful voice and creative talents of the entertainment industry, as well as cultivating the support of organizations (public and private) and philanthropists committed to social responsibility, EIF builds awareness and raises funds, developing and enhancing programs on the local, national and global level that facilitate positive social change. For more information, visit www.eifoundation.org.
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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 05/25/2017-05/30/2017

SANDY & ESTACADA POLICE LOG - 05/25/2017-05/30/2017


News Release from Sandy Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2017 9:04 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 05/25/2017-05/30/2017


ESTACADA:

1C 2017-921

On 05/24/2017 at about 1256 hrs., code enforcement received a complaint of a vehicle blocking a gate to the City of Estacada water reservoir. Code enforcement cited the vehicle and posted it for 24 hour tow. On 05/25/2017, the vehicle was still there, so it was towed.

1C 2017-924

On 05/25/2017 at about 1853 hrs., police conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of Highway 224. The vehicle was towed from the scene; the driver was cited for driving while suspended.

1C 2017-927

On 05/26/2017 at around 1951 hrs., police stopped a vehicle in the area of SE Highway 224 and SE Wildcat Mountain Drive. The license plates on the vehicle did not belong to it, and the driver, was violation-level suspended. She was cited and the license plates seized.

1C 2017-928

On 05/26/2017 at around 2227 hrs., police were dispatched to a report of a runaway juvenile in the 800 block of SE Pineview Court. A report was taken and the juvenile was entered into appropriate databases.

1C 2017-930

On 05/27/2017 at 0808 hrs., police responded to an assault in the 100 block of SE Currin Street. The victim stated he was hit in the head repeatedly by the suspect. The case will be forwarded to the CCDA's Office for review.

1C 2017-934

On 05/27/2017 at about 1604 hrs., police responded to the 500 block of SW Cedar Road regarding a trespassing complaint. Officers arrested Steven A. Graham (31, of Milwaukie) for criminal trespass 2 and possession of methamphetamine. He was lodged at Clackamas County Jail on $16,500 bail.

1C 2017-939

On 05/29/2017 at 1828 hrs., police responded to the 300 block of SE Highway 224 regarding a welfare check where a female was yelling and a male voice was heard on the phone, before the phone was hung up. Police stopped a related vehicle near Highway 224 and Beach Street. Michael J. Zaezas (32, of Wilsonville) was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Heroin, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of a Schedule 4 Controlled substance. Additional occupants had charges submitted to the District Attorney for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Delivery of Methadone, and Unlawful Possession of Methadone.


SANDY:

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On 05/25/2017 at about 2142 hrs., police received a report about criminal mischief. A report is pending (CAD).

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On 05/25/2017 at about 2358 hrs., police located a runaway juvenile in the area of Reed Circle and Barker Court. A report was taken.

18 2017-922

On 05/25/2017 at about 1433 hrs., police responded to the 34000 block of Highway 26 regarding found property.

Case Number Pending

On 05/25/2017 at about 2356 hrs., police responded to the 39000 block of Gary Street regarding a suspicious person. A report is pending (CAD).

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On 05/26/2017 at 1511 hrs., officers were dispatched to a disturbance on a school bus near the intersection of Highway 26 and University Avenue. Two students had been fighting and were turned over to school administration. A report will be written and submitted to the CCDA's Office Juvenile Department for consideration of charging one of the students for Harassment.

18 2017-931

On 05/27/2017 at 0923 hrs., a reporting party called police to report that she had lost her wallet in the 36000 block of Highway 26 the previous day. A report was taken.

18 2017-932

On 05/27/2017 at about 0952 hrs., police were informed that the front glass door was broken on the Community Action Center in the 38000 block of Pioneer Boulevard. A report was taken.

18 2017-933

On 05/27/2017 at about 1548 hrs., police responded to the 38000 block of Pleasant Street regarding a burglary. A report was taken (CAD).

18 2017-936

On 05/28/2017 at about 1007 hrs., police responded to a theft that occurred in the area of Hamilton Ridge Drive and Nettie Connett Drive. A report was taken, and the victim was issued a case number for follow up with the DMV.

18 2017-937

On 05/28/2017 at about 1349 hrs., police received a report about lost property in the 17000 block of Koch Court. A report was taken.

18 2017-938

On 05/28/2017 at about 1112 hrs., police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 17000 block of Meinig Avenue. A report is pending (CAD)

18 2017-940

On 05/29/17 at about 2320 hrs., a juvenile and Francisco Ocampo-Pedroza (21, of Sandy) were detained for investigation of unlawful entry into a motor vehicle. A citizen in the 18000 block of Deloris Avenue called to report three subjects running after they had been caught inside a neighbor's vehicle. Ocampo and the juvenile were found a short distance away. The juvenile admitted entering two cars and taking items from within, and Ocampo admitted being a lookout. The juvenile was released to his parents and Ocampo was cited and released. The report will be forwarded to the District Attorney's office.

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On 05/29/2017 at about 2359 hrs., police assisted a citizen with a mental health concern. He was referred to appropriate community resources.

18 2017-942

On 05/30/2017 at 0543 hrs., police responded to a Theft call in the 38000 block of Sandy Heights Street. The caller reported that items had been stolen from his truck sometime between 1800 hours the night before and 0530 this morning. There are no suspects at this time.
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Hoodland Fire Working on a Structure Fire (Photo)

HOODLAND FIRE WORKING ON A STRUCTURE FIRE (PHOTO)


News Release from Hoodland Fire Dist. #74
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2017 5:50 AM
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Hoodland Fire is currently working on a structure fire in the 66000 block of E Crystal Creek Road in Welches, Oregon. The Fire district was dispatched at 2:15 this morning, on arrival found flames and smoke coming from the house. The house is located in a rural area without fire hydrants and assistance came from Sandy and Clackamas Fire Districts. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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PF&R Crews Contain Spread of Difficult NE Rocky Butte Fire (Photo)

PF&R CREWS CONTAIN SPREAD OF DIFFICULT NE ROCKY BUTTE FIRE (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: May 30th, 2017 4:50 AM
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At 3:50am PF&R crews were dispatched to a residential fire at 2910 NE Rocky Butte where they found a house with heavy fire, smoke and difficult circumstances including a significant slope making firefighting options limited. Despite these difficulties, crews were able to contain the fire quickly and prevent spread to neighboring homes. The two occupants that were home when the fire broke out made it out safely. One pet cat is reported missing at this time. Investigators are at the scene trying to determine a cause and damage assessment. Updates will be provided when more information is available.
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Monday, May 29, 2017

Oregon National Guard participates in Memorial Day events (Photo)

OREGON NATIONAL GUARD PARTICIPATES IN MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Military Department
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2017 7:04 PM
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170529-Z-PL933-018: Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 218th Field Artillery Regiment, perform a Howitzer salute during a Memorial Day ceremony, May 29, 2017, at Willamette National Cemetery in Clackamas, Oregon. The ceremony also included a military service tribute, Gold Star Mothers' wreath laying ceremony; an F-15 flyover by the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing, and remarks by Oregon Governor Kate Brown. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170529-Z-OT568-033: Oregon Army National Guard Brig. Gen. William Edwards, Land Component Commander, speaks to a gathering of Veterans and community members during a Memorial Day ceremony, May 29, 2017, at the Benton County Veterans Memorial in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170529-Z-OT568-026: Oregon Army National Guard Col. Cam Little (left) receives a folded U.S. Flag from cadets of Oregon State University's Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps during a Memorial Day ceremony, May 29, 2017, at the Benton County Veterans Memorial in Corvallis, Oregon. The flag was folded to honor Veterans from all branches of military service and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170529-Z-OT568-030: Oregon Army National Guard Col. Cam Little (right) presents a folded U.S. Flag to World War II Veteran Robert LeBlanc, U.S. Navy, during a Memorial Day ceremony, May 29, 2017, at the Benton County Veterans Memorial in Corvallis, Oregon. The flag was folded to honor Veterans from all branches of military service and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

170529-Z-IW846-037: Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Foesch, Command Senior Enlisted Leader for the Oregon National Guard, delivers remarks during a Memorial Day ceremony, May 29, 2017, at the Veteran's Memorial Park in Beaverton, Oregon. The ceremony also included an F-15 flyover by the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven Conklin, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)
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Investigation Update -- Access to Information and Records #PortlandStabbing (Photo)

INVESTIGATION UPDATE -- ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND RECORDS #PORTLANDSTABBING (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2017 6:00 PM
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Jeremy Joseph Christian, the suspect in Friday's attack on MAX, is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday May 30, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. in the Multnomah County Justice Center Courthouse, located at 1120 Southwest 3rd Avenue. He will be arraigned on charges of Aggravated Murder (two counts), Attempted Murder, Intimidation in the Second Degree (two counts), and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon. A Multnomah County Grand Jury is expected to consider additional charges in the coming days.

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances leading to the violent attack. As part of that investigation, detectives will extensively examine the background of the suspect, including the information about the suspect's extremist ideology. Detectives have received many tips about the suspect's prior behavior and interactions with members of the community and will continue to investigate this information.

The Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office have been working closely with victims, witnesses, and families over the past several days as they grieve and process the horrific events of May 26, 2017.

No additional information is anticipated to be released as it may compromise the ongoing investigation and eventual prosecution of the suspect.

Court documents, including any probable cause affidavits, may be available through the Oregon Judicial Case Information Network - http://www.courts.oregon.gov/OJD/OnlineServices/OJIN/Pages/index.aspx

To request Portland Police Bureau records regarding the suspect, public records requests must be filed formally at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/66961 Some records about the suspect may be available; however, all records relating to the current investigation, including but not limited to reports, audio/video material, or 9-1-1 calls will not be released until the case has been adjudicated.

The Police Bureau does not maintain criminal history information but it may be requested through the Oregon State Police Identification Services Section at https://www.oregon.gov/osp/ID/pages/public_records.aspx

Anyone with information about the suspect, any witnesses to the attack or anyone with additional information is asked to provide it to detectives by email, CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov

Anyone with information that desires to remain anonymous may provide it to Crime Stoppers of Oregon and it will be shared with detectives.

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)

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

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


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 29th, 2017 5:14 PM
On Monday May 29, 2017, at 3:44 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 13100 block of Northeast San Rafael Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the residents of a home and determined that nobody was injured. Evidence of gunfire was found in the street and officers located damage to a parked car. Witnesses reported seeing a white sedan leave the area after the shots.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

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

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