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FINAL Vehicle Fire I-205 MP3.16 (Stafford Rd)

08/22/14 2331

Vehicle Fire I-205 MP3.16 (Stafford Rd)

CLOSED :NB:Right Lane, Shoulder 1VEH 08/22/14 2300

Red Cross responds to a single-family home fire in Myrtle Creek, Oregon

RED CROSS RESPONDS TO A SINGLE-FAMILY HOME FIRE IN MYRTLE CREEK, OREGON


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2014 8:54 PM
A single-family home fire occurred in the 300 block of Weaver Avenue in Myrtle Creek, OR
A Red Cross DAT consisting of Donda King, Carol Henry and Sandra Nichols responded.
Two adults were impacted
Red Cross provided recovery information, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services
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Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to an Apartment Fire (35 NE 148th)

PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO AN APARTMENT FIRE (35 NE 148TH)


News Release from Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2014 6:01 PM
This evening at 5:12 pm Portland Firefighters were called to an apartment complex at 35 NE 148th. Firefighters from Station 7 (Mill Park) located the fire in a fourth floor apartment. A majority of the fire had been extinguished by the buildings sprinkler system and firefighters began looking for any additional fire. The apartments occupant had evacuated prior to firefighters arriving and no injuries were associated with this fire.

The fire was completely extinguished and firefighters began working to clear smoke and water from the building to avoid further damage. The occupant stated that she was cooking with oil when the fire started. Fire damage was contained to the apartment where the fire started but some lower units may have water damage caused by the sprinkler.

Portland Fire & Rescue reminds residents:

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S.

-Keep dishtowels, paper towels, pot holders, and combustible items away from stove burners.

-When cooking, stay in the kitchen and keep an eye on the stove.

-Don't wear loose sleeves over hot stove burners - they can melt, ignite, or catch on handles of pots and pans

-If a cooking fire starts, smother it with a pot lid. Never throw water on a grease fire, and do NOT try to pick up the pan.
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FINAL Crash OR-217 MP5.6 (6 miles South of US 26)

_OPEN: SB:All Lanes 08/22/14 1714

Crash OR-217 MP5.6 (6 miles South of US 26)

CLOSED : SB:Right Lane 3VEH 08/22/14 1700

Red Cross Restoring Family Links Bulletin: Ukraine Conflict

RED CROSS RESTORING FAMILY LINKS BULLETIN: UKRAINE CONFLICT


News Release from American Red Cross - Cascades Region
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2014 4:45 PM
The American Red Cross is accepting tracing inquiries for missing loved ones in relation to the current conflict in Ukraine. Be advised that there may be a delay in services due to the current security situation and migration. Sought persons may be moving quickly from location to location, therefore advise all inquirers should continue to attempt contacting loved ones through their normal methods of communication.

Inquiries will be accepted that meet the following criteria:

* Sought persons living in the affected area who were in regular contact with their relatives in the United States before the event occurred.
* For family members who are not U.S. citizens.
* Inquiries must have the last known address information including the district and province.

To initiate an inquiry, contact Red Cross Restoring Family Links Caseworker Carl Schellenger at (541) 221-7350 or carl.schellenger@redcross.org. Do not contact the National Red Cross offices in Washington, D.C.

Inquiries concerning U.S. citizens should be referred to the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services, at 1-888-407-4747.
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City Successfully Moves Into The Beaverton at The Round (Photo)

CITY SUCCESSFULLY MOVES INTO THE BEAVERTON AT THE ROUND (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2014 4:19 PM
Downloadable file: �Three Creeks, One Will� sculpture addition to The Round.
Downloadable file: Mayor Doyle packing up at the Griffith Drive Building.
The City of Beaverton has completed its move from Griffith Drive to The Beaverton Building (12725 SW Millikan Way) at The Round.

"This is a very exciting time for us," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "This transition has been in the making for a long time and we are thrilled to see it all come together. Everything went smoothly and I appreciate everyone's patience and hard work throughout this process."

The move was completed in two phases. The first phase began Friday, Aug. 8 and the second phase on Friday, Aug 15. The departments occupy the first, fourth and fifth floors. Located on the first floor is the reception desk, City Council chambers, mailroom and passport office. The fourth floor is home to the community and economic development departments as well as the offices for engineering and finance, including utility billing. The fifth floor houses the city attorney's office, human resources, the mayor's office, records and information technology."

The city chose the Lile organization for their moving needs. The company offered an efficient strategy that limited disruption to the city's day-to-day operations.

"The partnership between the City of Beaverton and Lile made working together a good experience for both the city and our staff," said Jonathan Bishop, director of business development and commercial sales at Lile International. "Very rarely do we see an organization move as efficiently and effectively as the City of Beaverton. The city was unpacked in just one business day thanks to the help of the Lile team.

"The moving process was incredibly smooth," said Jerry Allen, City of Beaverton assistant director of general services. "The collaboration between city staff and the move team made the process much easier."

Prior to the move, The Beaverton Building was purchased for $8.65 million with renovations totaling $5.7 million. By purchasing the building, the city was able to eliminate a $400,000 annual lease obligation for the Central Plant space housed on the first floor. Had the city not purchased The Beaverton Building, it would have paid more than $13 million over the life of the Central Plant lease.

The Beaverton Building was renovated to meet the requirements set by the U.S. Green Building Council to be Gold LEED certificated. Each design choice was made to satisfy criteria in areas such as water efficiency, energy and atmosphere sustainability, and indoor environmental quality.

There have been other important improvements at The Round.

The nearby parking garage had its ceilings painted white, corners striped, and new mirrors added. The new South Plaza received shrubbery, tables and benches, as well as the installation of the "Three Creeks, One Will" sculpture. Decorative granite pavers were also installed as a tribute to Beaverton's sister cities. The extension of SW Rose Biggi Avenue is still under construction and when completed will improve mobility for Beaverton residents and visitors. The project completion is tentatively set for January 2015.

The city reminds the public that the utility mailing address will remain the same (City of Beaverton, PO Box 3188, Portland OR 97208-3188) but there is a new "walk-up" drop box at The Beaverton Building located near the 15-minute parking spots.

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

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit
www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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FNL CRASH I-5 MARQUAM BRIDGE

_OPEN:NB:All Lanes, Median 08/22/14 1601

Highway 35 crash injures three people - Photos (Photo)

HIGHWAY 35 CRASH INJURES THREE PEOPLE - PHOTOS (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: August 22nd, 2014 3:35 PM
Downloadable file: 006.JPG
According to Lieutenant Patrick Shortt, on August 21, 2014 three people were injured in a two vehicle crash that occurred approximately 8 miles south of Hood River at the intersection of Highway 35 and Booth Hill Road. According to Lieutenant Shortt, a black 1989 Chevrolet pick-up driven by WESLEY BAKER, age 36, from Parkdale, Oregon was southbound on Highway 35. A red Toyota Corolla with three occupants operated by SHARYE STRUIKSMA, age 33, of Lynden, Washington had been traveling eastbound on Booth Hill Road. As the black Chevrolet pick-up reached the intersection of Booth Hill Road, the red Toyota Corolla entered the highway in front of the pick-up. The two vehicles collided. The collision forced the red Toyota Corolla off of roadway with it coming to rest on the east side of Highway 35. The black Chevrolet pick-up came to a rest in the southbound lane of Highway 35.

STRUIKSMA, was transported to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland via Life Flight for treatment of critical injuries. JUDITH STRUIKSMA, age 63, from Lynden, Washington who had been seated in the right front passenger seat of the red Toyota Corolla, was transported to Providence Hospital in Hood River for treatment of serious injuries. LUKE STRUIKSMA, age 10, from Lynden, Washington was also transported to Providence Hospital in Hood River for treatment of minor injuries. The operator of the black Chevrolet pick-up, WESLEY BAKER, was not transported for treatment. All occupants of the red Toyota Corolla, as well as WESLEY BAKER, were wearing safety restraints.

Highway 35 was partially blocked for approximately 2 ?1/2 hours while emergency crews investigated the crash and cleared the scene. Troopers from The Dalles Area Command are continuing the investigation into the crash. Recruit Jason Walters is the lead investigator.
The Hood River County Sheriff's Office, Westside Fire Department, WyEast Fire Department, Hood River Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation assisted at the scene of the crash.


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FINAL Disabled Vehicle - Hazard I-5 MP300.5 (Interstate 84)

_OPEN: SB:All Lanes CLOSED : SB: Shoulder 08/22/14 1529 Non-Blocking

_Disabled Vehicle - Hazard I-5 MP300.5 (Interstate 84)

CLOSED : SB:Right Middle Lane 1VEH 08/22/14 1527

FINAL Crash I-5 MP290 (1 mile South of Tigard, Intersection with Lower Boones Ferry Rd)

_OPEN: SB:All Lanes, Median 08/22/14 1516

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: Northbound I-5 remains congested approximately three miles south of Wilsonville (MP 281), after pickup hauling a trailer with heavy equipment overturned. The left and center lanes of travel are now open but the right hand lane is blocked. Traffic is moving through the area but motorists should be prepared for congestion and delays.

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Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police: Non-Inj Rollover Crash I-5 MP 281 north of Aurora blocking center & right lanes. Tow enroute. Probably traffic delays in area.

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Crash I-5 MP290 (1 mile South of Tigard, Intersection with Lower Boones Ferry Rd)

CLOSED : SB: Left Lane, Median 3VEH 08/22/14 1421

Crash I-5 MARQUAM BRIDGE

08/22/14 1417

FINAL Crash I-5 MP308.18-308.32 (Oregon Washington Border)

_OPEN: SB:All Lanes 08/22/14 1406

Crash I-5 MP300.03 (1 mile South of Interstate 84)

08/22/14 1359 ODOT Requested

Crash I-5 MP308.18-308.32 (Oregon Washington Border)

_OPEN: SB:Middle Lane CLOSED : SB:Right Lane 08/22/14 1354