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

_OPEN: SB:All Lanes 10/22/14 1426

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

CLOSED : SB:Middle Lane 2VEH 10/22/14 1425 ODOT Not Requested

FINAL Crash US-26 MP0.65 (Ross Island Bridge)

_OPEN:EB:All Lanes 10/22/14 1412

Crash US-26 MP0.65 (Ross Island Bridge)

CLOSED :EB:Right Lane 2VEH 10/22/14 1338

Bethany Firefighters Host Open House for New TVF&R Station 68 (Photo)

BETHANY FIREFIGHTERS HOST OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW TVF&R STATION 68 (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: October 22nd, 2014 12:55 PM
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On Saturday, October 25 from 11am-2pm, firefighters will host a community open house and provide tours of the new Bethany Fire Station 68 located at 13545 NW Evergreen in Portland. A brief ceremony will take place at 11:30am.

Station 68 serves the communities of Bethany, Oak Hills, and Cedar Mill. The original fire station, a 1970 ranch-style house, was purchased in 1984 and converted for use as a two-person fire station with one mini-pumper. A carport was constructed behind the home to house the fire engine and emergency response demands eventually necessitated that a four-person crew operate out of the station.

The decision to relocate a fire station is based not only on the demands faced by a specific community (population, incidents, traffic), but also the needs--and assets--of the surrounding community. The proximity of other fire stations (including two Hillsboro fire stations now located on TVF&R's Western border) and over 100,000 incidents confirmed that relocating Station 68 would help TVF&R continue to provide excellent emergency services to the community for decades to come.

After an extensive search for property that was properly zoned, adequately sized, financially feasible, and had good access for emergency response, TVF&R purchased land at the corner of NW Thompson Road & Evergreen Street.

The aging structure did not meet current seismic standards and had dated mechanical and electrical systems, reduced capacity to house multiple modern fire engines, and no provisions for the full emergency response crew (4-person company) or female firefighters that worked there.

The new station offers a public meeting room, which can accommodate 20 people and is already being utilized by many public, community, and non-profit organizations. Room reservations can be made by calling 503-649-8577 or online at www.tvfr.com. This project was one of many funded by a $77.5 million general obligation bond that was passed in November 2006 by 68.6% of TVF&R voters.
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FINAL Crash OR-217 MP0.01 (RAMP TO US26 WB)

_OPEN:NB:All Lanes 10/22/14 1142

Bus collision with pedestrian

BUS COLLISION WITH PEDESTRIAN


News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: October 22nd, 2014 11:40 AM
On 10-20-14 the Vancouver Police responded to a school bus collision with a pedestrian who was a student walking to the local area High School. The Vancouver Traffic Unit arrived on scene and took over the investigation.
The pedestrian was walking in the crosswalk when the bus making a left turn from E McLoughlin Blvd to North bound Grand Blvd struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was rush to the hospital and transferred to Randall Children's' Hospital for further treatment. The pedestrian was 15 years old and is expected to survive their significant injuries. There were no other occupants on the school bus.
The investigation is still on going and the driver who remained on scene has cooperated with the investigators.
The driver is identified as Virginia Sharpe and according to the school district has had an excellent driving record.
Low light and inclement weather can complicate road conditions for drivers and pedestrians alike. It is important to be vigilant and alert while driving or walking. Wear bright or reflective clothing and be as visible as possible to vehicles. Operators of vehicles should refrain from using cellular devices or limit distractions in the vehicle. Pedestrians and cyclists should have attention towards road conditions and limit sound devices from distracting their attention. Be Alert Be Vigilant Be Safe.
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Crash OR-217 MP0.01 (RAMP TO US26 WB)

CLOSED :NB: Left Lane 1VEH 10/22/14 1107

FINAL Abandoned Vehicle - Hazard I-5 MP300.28-300.7 (Marquam Bridge)

_OPEN:NB:All Lanes 10/22/14 1013

Wanted Man Arrested by OSP & Salem PD After Fleeing Traffic Stop, Area Search off Interstate 5 near Market Street

WANTED MAN ARRESTED BY OSP & SALEM PD AFTER FLEEING TRAFFIC STOP, AREA SEARCH OFF INTERSTATE 5 NEAR MARKET STREET


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 22nd, 2014 10:09 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) and Salem Police Department (SPD) arrested a wanted 21-year old man after he fled an OSP traffic stop Wednesday morning on the off-ramp from Interstate 5 at Market Street in Salem. The off-ramp and some area streets were closed while law enforcement officers searched three hours for the subject who was believed armed.

On October 22, 2014 at approximately 2:26 a.m., OSP Northern Command Center dispatch received a citizen's driving complaint regarding a passenger car southbound on Interstate 5 near Donald/Aurora. An OSP trooper stopped the car about 2:50 a.m. on the off-ramp to Market Street and contacted two occupants.

The passenger was not wearing a safety belt, provided a false name to the trooper and fled on foot. The trooper quickly confirmed his identity as KRISTOPHER ALLEN RICE, age 21, from Salem, learned he was wanted on felony Marion County warrants and that he may be armed.

Additional law enforcement officers from OSP, SPD and Marion County Sheriff's Office responded and established a perimeter. Some SPD SWAT personal also came to the scene to assist with the search as the off-ramp, some area streets and a park-and-ride lot were closed off.

At approximately 6:15 a.m., SPD SWAT took RICE into custody as he hid in a transient tent surrounded by brush. RICE was turned over to OSP and also found in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine. No firearm was reportedly found.

RICE was transported to Marion County Jail where he was lodged on the felony warrants for Dangerous Drugs and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, and local charges of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine and Furnishing False Information to a Police Officer.

The driver was not arrested.

No photograph available for release at this time.

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American Red Cross - Cascades Region

American Red Cross - Cascades Region: This is a test, please ignore. TEST TEST TEST Thank you!

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City of Wilsonville

City of Wilsonville: This is a test, please ignore. This is an emergency test message from the City of Wilsonville.

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Abandoned Vehicle - Hazard I-5 MP300.28-300.7 (Marquam Bridge)

CLOSED :NB:Right Lane 1VEH 10/22/14 0954

FINAL Disabled Vehicle - Hazard I-405 MP3.23-3.41 (Fremont Bridge)

_OPEN: SB:All Lanes, Median 10/22/14 0949

_Disabled Vehicle - Hazard I-405 MP3.23-3.41 (Fremont Bridge)

CLOSED : SB: Left Lane, Median 1VEH 10/22/14 0934

FINAL Crash US-26 MP66 (CORNELL)

_OPEN:WB:All Lanes 10/22/14 0825

UPDT - Crash US-26 MP66 (CORNELL)

_OPEN:WB:Middle Lane CLOSED :WB: Left Lane 10/22/14 0822

FINAL Disabled Vehicle - Hazard I-405 MP2.76 (Ramp to HWY 30)

_OPEN: SB:All Lanes, Median 10/22/14 0814

_Disabled Vehicle - Hazard I-405 MP2.76 (Ramp to Highway 30)

CLOSED : SB: Left Lane, Median 1VEH 10/22/14 0810

Crash US-26 MP66 (CORNELL)

CLOSED :WB: Left Lane, Middle Lane 2VEH 10/22/14 0806