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FINAL Crash OR-213 MP13 (2 miles South of Mulino)

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Update #2: Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 west of Baker City (Photo)

UPDATE #2: FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - INTERSTATE 84 WEST OF BAKER CITY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: July 28th, 2014 5:30 PM
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UPDATE: Investigators confirmed following an examination of the pickup and follow up interview with a passenger that the pickup struck and elk causing the operator to lose control before crashing in the center median.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Saturday night's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred along Interstate 84 west of Baker City in Baker County. The crash resulted in the death of an adult female and serious injury to three other adults.

According to Sergeant Kyle Hove, on July 26, 2014 at approximately 10:38 p.m., a 2010 Ford F350 pickup driven by TODD B. PRATT, age 30, from Blackfoot, Idaho, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 294 when it traveled off the freeway lanes into the median. The pickup and 2001 Xtreme camper trailer rolled into the median where both vehicles came to rest.

The vehicle's four occupants, all from Idaho, were seriously injured. TODD PRATT and rear passenger JOE L. PRATT, age 61, from Blackfoot, Idaho, were transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Right front passenger AUSTIN B. PARKER, age 23, from Pocatello, Idaho, and rear passenger TANDA KAY PRATT, age 60, from Blackfoot, Idaho, were transported by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City. TANDA PRATT was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

OSP troopers from the La Grande Area Command office, with the assistance of OSP Baker City troopers, are continuing the investigation. Recruit Trooper Tim Schuette is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Baker County Sheriff's Office, Baker City Police Department, Baker City Fire Department, Baker Rural Fire/Rescue, Haines Fire Protection District, LifeFlight, and ODOT.

The westbound lanes were closed temporarily for emergency ground and air transported response.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Fire Investigators Suspect Canyon Park Apartments Carport Fire Intentionally Set

FIRE INVESTIGATORS SUSPECT CANYON PARK APARTMENTS CARPORT FIRE INTENTIONALLY SET


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: July 28th, 2014 5:15 PM
Fire at Canyon Park Apartments near Beaverton Destroys Carport and Damages over a Dozen Vehicles

At 9:34pm on July 27, several callers to 9-1-1 reported the sound of explosions and loud popping from a burning carport at the Canyon Park Apartments in the 4200 block of SW 107th Avenue near Beaverton. Within four minutes, crews from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue arrived and began aggressively fighting the fire. They were able to extinguish the burning carport and keep the fire from spreading to nearby apartments. Fortunately, no firefighters or tenants were injured as a result of the fire.

Cassandra Ulven with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue confirms that, "Five vehicles were destroyed by the fire and the carport is a total loss. Radiant heat from the fire also damaged at least a dozen more vehicles, a nearby mailbox structure and a fence. Based on material evidence, TVF&R investigators believe the fire started in a recycling enclosure and was intentionally set."

Due to potential criminal aspects of the case, TVF&R investigators are working with detectives from Washington County Sheriff's Office. Tenant interviews are currently underway. An estimated value of loss is still unavailable at the time of this release.


PAST FIRES AT CANYON PARK APARTMENTS
In the past two years, there have been seven other fires at the Canyon Park Apartments. Investigators are looking into the possibility that one of those fires, which happened two weeks ago (July 14), may be connected to last night's fire.

There are no other details available at this time due to the active nature of the investigation.
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FINAL Disabled Vehicle - Hazard I-84 MP1.52 (Portland, Intersection with 33rd Ave)

_OPEN:EB:All Lanes, Shoulder 07/28/14 1601

FINAL Disabled Vehicle - Hazard US-30BY MP0.75 (ST JOHNS BRIDGE)

_OPEN:EB:All Lanes 07/28/14 1559

_Disabled Vehicle - Non-Hazard I-84 MP1.52 (Portland, Intersection with 33rd Ave)

CLOSED :EB:Right Lane, Shoulder 1VEH 07/28/14 1556

_Disabled Vehicle - Hazard US-30BY MP0.75 (ST JOHNS BRIDGE)

CLOSED :EB: Left Lane 2VEH 07/28/14 1553

Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police: Injury Crash Hwy 213 two miles south of Mulino MP 13. Hwy temp closure expected for LifeFlight. No more info. Traffic updates TripCheck.com.

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Crash OR-213 MP13 (2 miles South of Mulino)

07/28/14 1540

Crash OR-213 MP13 (2 miles South of Mulino)

CLOSED :NB: Lane, Median, Shoulder 07/28/14 1530

Oregon City Police Continues Pedestrian Safety Crackdown

OREGON CITY POLICE CONTINUES PEDESTRIAN SAFETY CRACKDOWN


News Release from Oregon City Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: July 28th, 2014 2:04 PM
The Oregon City Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on August 5th, 2014. This operation will be held on Molalla Ave. at Willamette St. in Oregon City, OR.

The primary focus of this operation is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. Through the use of a decoy pedestrian, the Oregon City Police Department hopes to raise awareness of the drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of the pedestrian right away laws. The operation will be conducted between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Warning signs will be posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone.

As a reminder, motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or are crossing the roadway. Motorists are required to stop at all crosswalks when there is a vehicle already stopped in a lane adjacent to the lane they are traveling in.

The members of the Oregon City Police Department are dedicated to enhancing the safety of both the citizens and guests of the city. Funding for the pedestrian safety operation is made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact.
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Update: Victim Identified, Photos - Driver Arrested for Allegedly Causing Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 6 in Tillamook County (Photo)

UPDATE: VICTIM IDENTIFIED, PHOTOS - DRIVER ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY CAUSING FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 6 IN TILLAMOOK COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: July 28th, 2014 1:31 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Tillamook County District Attorney's Office, is continuing the investiga tion into Sunday afternoon's fatal traffic crash that occurred on Highway 6 east of Lees Camp in Tillamook County. The initial investigation led the arrest of a Portland woman located and stopped in Washington County whose vehicle was identified by witnesses as causing the crash.

On July 27, 2014 at approximately 4:00 p.m., a 2001 Chrysler Sebring driven by RUSSEL JOHN FALOTICO, age 56, from Beaverton, was eastbound on Highway 6 near milepost 27 when a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe sport utility vehicle attempted to pass the Chrysler in a no passing zone. A witness traveling westbound said the Hyundai attempted to move back into the eastbound lane to avoid a collision with an oncoming vehicle, forcing the Chrysler off the roadway into a gravel pullout. The Chrysler's driver lost control, slid into the westbound lane and collided with a westbound 2004 Jeep Wrangler driven by SHILO MARIE WALTERS, age 36, from Newberg.

The Hyundai continued eastbound from the scene without stopping.

Upon arrival of emergency responders, the Chrysler's driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The passenger in the Jeep Wrangler identified as RICHARD R. WALTERS, age 43, from Newberg, was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious, non-life threatening injuries. SHILO WALTERS was transported by ground ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators received information from witnesses at the scene that prior to the crash the operators of the Chrysler and Hyundai were involved in "road rage" behavior. This information led OSP to request law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for the Hyundai.

At approximately 5:04 p.m., information from Washington County Sheriff's Office and Beaverton Police Department led to the driver being stopped by Beaverton police eastbound on Highway 26 near Cedar Hills Boulevard. An OSP trooper responded from the crash scene as part of the ongoing investigation and subsequently arrested the Hyundai's driver, TRISHA JO HOMAN, age 45, from Portland, on the following charges:

* Criminally Negligent Homicide
* Assault in the Third Degree
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Felony Hit & Run

The trooper transported HOMAN to Tillamook County Jail where she was lodged on the charges. According to jail staff, she posted bail and was released to appear at a date and time to be set.

OSP troopers from the Tillamook office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Sarah Reding is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene and during the initial investigation by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Tillamook Regional Medical Center Ambulance, Tillamook Fire Department, Department of Forestry, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Beaverton Police Department, and ODOT. The highway was closed approximately 4 hours.

Homan Photograph - Tillamook County Sheriff's Office
Crash Scene Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Serious Motorcycle collision

SERIOUS MOTORCYCLE COLLISION


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: July 28th, 2014 11:56 AM
On July 27at about 926 911 received a call regarding an possible injury accident in the 7400 block of 159st. EMS crews and and deputies responded to the location and found that the collision involved a motorcycle and a vehicle. The motorcyclist had beed ejected from the motorcycle and landed in the ditch. He was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

Preliminary investigation shows that a 2006 Nissan Maxima was traveling east bound on NE 159th St and made a left (north) turn into a business in front of a west bound 2002 Triumph motorcycle.

The driver of the vehicle is Mary Apeland a 47 year old Hillsboro resident. The operator of the motorcycle is identified as Garrett Delano a 25 year old Vancouver resident.

There have been no citation issued at this time as the incident is still being investigated.

Speed and impairment do not appear to be a factor.
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City of Beaverton Releases Results of Community Survey (Photo)

CITY OF BEAVERTON RELEASES RESULTS OF COMMUNITY SURVEY (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: July 28th, 2014 11:44 AM
Downloadable file: More than 90 percent of survey respondents say they are satisfied with Beaverton police and library services.
As part of the City of Beaverton's effort to update to the community vision plan, Beaverton conducted a public opinion poll. The results are in and give the city high marks for providing services.

Seventy five percent of residents said Beaverton is headed in the right direction on the telephone survey. According to DHM Research, the firm that conducted the survey, "This was on the very high-end of what we typically see in community surveys, with cities tending to receive right direction ratings in the 50-60 percent range. In fact, this was the highest such rating provided for a local city or county in the past two years."

Beaverton also received high marks on service delivery.
* 94 percent are satisfied with police services.
* 92 percent are satisfied with library services.
* 87 percent are satisfied with the city's maintenance of streets and roads.
* 85 percent are satisfied with how Beaverton supports neighborhoods.
* 84 percent are satisfied with how Beaverton communicates with the public.
* 84 percent are satisfied with public involvement opportunities in Beaverton.
When asked "how likely would you be to recommend your neighborhood to someone looking to move," 95 percent of respondents said they were likely to do so.

"We're laser-focused on bringing our community vision to life," said Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle. "I find this input from our citizens invaluable. The strong connection between the city's actions and citizen priorities are evident when you see survey results this good."

The results for both the telephone and online surveys are available at the city's web site beavertonoregon.gov. The information collected through the survey will be used to help inform the five-year update to the city's community vision plan. The telephone survey of 400 Beaverton residents is considered statistically valid while the online survey of 1,042 people is considered informative.

For more information about the survey, please contact Holly Thompson at 503-526-2658 or hthompson@BeavertonOregon.gov.

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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City Partners With Beaverton Chamber on Annual Hullabaloo, Aug. 2 (Photo)

CITY PARTNERS WITH BEAVERTON CHAMBER ON ANNUAL HULLABALOO, AUG. 2 (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: July 28th, 2014 10:41 AM
Downloadable file: The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce's Rooftop Hullabaloo event on Aug. 2 features live jazz music, food and fireworks.
Downloadable file: Nicolo Kehrwald, from The Circus Project, performs during the 2013 Rooftop Hullabaloo.
The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to the second annual Rooftop Hullabaloo on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 6-10 p.m. on the top floor of the parking garage at Th e Round, on Millikan Way in Beaverton. The chamber event features live jazz music, great food and fireworks.

"This is becoming a signature event for Beaverton," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "The views from the top floor are amazing. Watching the fireworks from the highest viewpoint in the city is something I look forward to every year."

"We are celebrating Beaverton and wonderful landmark anniversaries for business. Healthy and growing businesses are the foundation for our special city." Lorraine Clarno, Chamber President/CEO.

The schedule of events for the Rooftop Hullabaloo include:
* 6-6:30 p.m. - cocktail reception
* 6-8 p.m. - hors d'oeuvres
* 8-10 p.m. - dessert
* 9:30 p.m. - fireworks (based on weather)

Families may enjoy complimentary fireworks from the amphitheater and south plaza at The Round.

Tickets are $40 per person with one drink ticket included with each purchase. Additional drink tickets may be purchased at the event. Live music will be provided by the Geoff Fotland Quartet.

The Premier Title Sponsor for this year's Rooftop Hullabaloo is Bob Lanphere Enterprises of Oregon and Washington. Partners include NIKE, City of Beaverton, Madden Industrial Craftsmen, and SKANSKA. This year's Anniversary Sponsors include Koeber's, Ava Roasteria, Metro West Ambulance, Metropolitan Land Group, and SKB.

Attendees must be 21 and older to attend the celebration on the rooftop.

To register, please visit www.tinyurl.com/2014hullabaloo.

For additional information contact Michelle Mason, from the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce at 503-350-2007 or by email at michelle@beaverton.org.

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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FINAL Crash I-405 MP2.34 JNO Everett

_OPEN:NB:All Lanes 2VEH 07/28/14 1004

Crash I-405 MP2.34 JNO Everett

CLOSED :NB:Right Lane 07/28/14 0957

Fire Investigators Suspect Canyon Park Apartments Carport Fire Intentionally Set (Photo)

FIRE INVESTIGATORS SUSPECT CANYON PARK APARTMENTS CARPORT FIRE INTENTIONALLY SET (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: July 28th, 2014 9:35 AM
Downloadable file: Photo taken by KATU reporter
Based on evidence gathered at the fire scene, TVF&R investigators suspect that last night's fire was intentionally set. They have turned over the investigation to Washington County Sheriff's Office. TVF&R will continue to support law enforcement as requested.


Any inquiries by news media should be directed to the Sheriff's Office.
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Driveer Arrested for Allegedly Causing Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 6 in Tillamook County (Photo)

DRIVEER ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY CAUSING FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 6 IN TILLAMOOK COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: July 28th, 2014 9:19 AM
Downloadable file: Homan.jpg
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Tillamook County District Attorney's Office, is continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon's fatal traffic crash that occurred on Highway 6 east of Lees Camp in Tillamook County. The initial investigation led the arrest of a Portland woman located and stopped in Washington County whose vehicle was identified by witnesses as causing the crash.

On July 27, 2014 at approximately 4:00 p.m., a 2001 Chrysler Sebring driven by a 56-year old male was eastbound on Highway 6 near milepost 27 when a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe sport utility vehicle attempted to pass the Chrysler in a no passing zone. A witness traveling westbound said the Hyundai attempted to move back into the eastbound lane to avoid a collision with an oncoming vehicle, forcing the Chrysler off the roadway into a gravel pullout. The Chrysler's driver lost control, slid into the westbound lane and collided with a westbound 2004 Jeep Wrangler driven by SHILO MARIE WALTERS, age 36, from Newberg.

The Hyundai continued eastbound from the scene without stopping.

Upon arrival of emergency responders, the Chrysler's driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name and city of residence will be released upon confirmation of next of kin notifications.

The passenger in the Jeep Wrangler identified as RICHARD R. WALTERS, age 43, from Newberg, was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious, non-life threatening injuries. SHILO WALTERS was transported by ground ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators received information from witnesses at the scene that prior to the crash the operators of the Chrysler and Hyundai were involved in "road rage" behavior. This information led OSP to request law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for the Hyundai.

At approximately 5:04 p.m., information from Washington County Sheriff's Office and Beaverton Police Department led to the driver being stopped by Beaverton police eastbound on Highway 26 near Cedar Hills Boulevard. An OSP trooper responded from the crash scene as part of the ongoing investigation and subsequently arrested the Hyundai's driver, TRISHA JO HOMAN, age 45, from Portland, on the following charges:

* Criminally Negligent Homicide
* Assault in the Third Degree
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Felony Hit & Run

The trooper transported HOMAN to Tillamook County Jail where she was lodged on the charges. According to jail staff, she posted bail and was released to appear at a date and time to be set.

OSP troopers from the Tillamook office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Sarah Reding is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene and during the initial investigation by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Tillamook Regional Medical Center Ambulance, Tillamook Fire Department, Department of Forestry, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Beaverton Police Department, and ODOT. The highway was closed approximately 4 hours.

Photograph - Tillamook County Sheriff's Office
(No photographs from the incident scene provided for release at this time)

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Firefighters Prevent Carport Fire From Spreading to Beaverton Apartments (Photo)

FIREFIGHTERS PREVENT CARPORT FIRE FROM SPREADING TO BEAVERTON APARTMENTS (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: July 27th, 2014 11:00 PM
Downloadable file: A tenant photographs fire
At 9:34p.m. this evening, several callers to 9-1-1 reported the sound of popping and explosions and described a burning carport at the Canyon Park Apartments in Beaverton. Within four minutes, crews from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue arrived and began aggressively fighting the fire. They were able to extinguish the burning carport and keep the fire from spreading to nearby apartments.

Five vehicles have been affected by the fire and the carport is a total loss. Preliminary reports indicate that the fire started in a trash dumpster, but an investigator is on scene working to determine exactly where and how the fire started.

No firefighters or tenants were injured as a result of the fire.
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