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Vancouver Police investigate a stabbing, occurred in West Vancouver area

News Release from: Vancouver Police Dept.
VANCOUVER POLICE INVESTIGATE A STABBING, OCCURRED IN WEST VANCOUVER AREA
Posted: May 31st, 2013 10:29 PM

On 05-31-13, at approximately 5:30 pm, multiple Vancouver Police patrol units responded to a radio call of an assault with a deadly weapon at 3200 block of Bridge St.

Arriving officers located an adult male inside the target location ( apartment ) with an at least one stab wound. The individual was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. He was last known to be listed in "critical" condition.

As of time of this report, investigation is active and Vancouver Police investigators are not able to release any further information.

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Oregon State Police - FRI 8:39pm

Oregon State Police: Fatal Crash on Lower Klamath Lake Rd south of Merrill in Klamath Co. 1 Vehicle in Ditch. More Info 2 B Released Saturday.

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FINAL Crash I-5 MP305.92 (1 mile South of Portland, Intersection with Victory Blvd)

OPEN:NB:All Lanes 2VEH 05/31/13 2009

Crash I-5 MP305.92 (1 mile South of Portland, Intersection with Victory Blvd)

CLOSED :NB: Left Lane 3VEH 05/31/13 1952

FINAL Crash I-5 MP300.3 (1 mile South of Interstate 84)

OPEN: SB:All Lanes CLOSED :SB: Shoulder 05/31/13 1926

Crash I-5 MP300.3 (1 mile South of Interstate 84)

CLOSED :SB:Right Lane 1VEH 05/31/13 1911

Pacific Power - FRI 6:34pm

Pacific Power: Grants Pass fire threatens electric service to local customers
GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A fire just north of town may affect electric service for up to 2,000 Pacific Power customers in the Grants Pass area.
The fire, which started this afternoon, is potentially threatening a 69-kilovolt electricity transmission line that serves Pacific Power's Beacon Hill substation. Pacific Power officials are on the scene, monitoring the evolving situation and working to minimize impacts on customers. Another Pacific Power transmission line is also in the path of the fire, however the company was able to switch customers to a different line, reducing the potential for additional outages.
"Safety of the public and our employees is the main priority during this emergency situation, and we will continue working with fire and other public safety officials to minimize impacts on people and property," said Doug Butler, Pacific Power vice president, operations. "If our facilities are damaged and power outages result, we will restore service to our customers as quickly and safely as possible."
Pacific Power currently has 15 employees working on the situation - 11 linemen, one logistics employee, one service coordinator and two managers. Employees are in the area as "eyes on the ground" in case the fire situation requires that additional lines be de-energized.
To report an outage, call Pacific Power at 1-877-508-5088.
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Shayla Schonneker family statement regarding DA's decision.

News Release from: Oregon City Police Dept.
SHAYLA SCHONNEKER FAMILY STATEMENT REGARDING DA'S DECISION.
Posted: May 31st, 2013 6:33 PM

Please see the below final statement from the family of Shayla Schonneker regarding the tragic incident that took place in Oregon City on April 14, 2013. Please respect their privacy and not attempt to contact them.

Statement from the family:
This has been a very devastating accident that has hurt our family greatly. Yes we are a family and we do support the DA's decision in this matter. We want to move on from this incident and begin to heal as a family. This decision was not made lightly by the DA nor was it by our family but we believe that this is the best decision for us all. We ask that you not contact us or bother us with any more questions' pertaining to this tragic accident. There are news stations out there that are reporting false accusations and do not know the whole truth. We will tell you it was an accident, do not believe everything you hear. We as a family know what happened and we are struggling every day to cope with this horrible incident. We love our little angel she might be out of sight but will never leave our thoughts and we miss her everyday.

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Update & Photos - Driver Sought Following Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 241 east of Coos Bay

News Release from: Oregon State Police
UPDATE & PHOTOS - DRIVER SOUGHT FOLLOWING INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 241 EAST OF COOS BAY
Posted: May 31st, 2013 6:17 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1002/64759/Keith_Lewis_Smith.DMV.JPG
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1002/64759/053013.hwy241mp18.1.JPG
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation and seeking the driver of a vehicle who lost control and crashed Thursday night off Highway 241 east of Coos Bay. After crashing, the vehicle caught fire and was totaled. The driver's name and photograph is released in this update to assist the public in helping police locate him.

On May 30, 2013 at approximately 8:29 p.m., a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer sport utility vehicle driven by KEITH LEWIS SMITH, age 32, from Allegany, was northbound on Highway 241 near milepost 18 when it traveled off the highway, sideswiped a tree, and when down an embankment where it overturned. The vehicle caught fire and was later put out by firefighters.

SMITH, who is known to be injured, got out of the vehicle on his own power and left the scene before police and fire personnel arrived. He has not be located at this time and OSP is asking for the public's help to find him. Anyone with information is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at 800-442-2068.

OSP Senior Trooper Freddie Dunlap is the lead investigator.

SMITH photo - Oregon DMV
Crash Scene photos - Oregon State Police

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

05/31/13 1812

Four Houston Firefighters Die In 5-Alarm Blaze

News Release from: Portland Fire & Rescue
FOUR HOUSTON FIREFIGHTERS DIE IN 5-ALARM BLAZE
Posted: May 31st, 2013 6:03 PM

Today the Houston Fire Department battled a 5-alarm fire at the Southwest Inn located on U.S. 59. Sadly, four firefighters died as a result of this fire. Three of the firefighters died on scene while a forth died at the hospital. There were also a number of firefighters injured during the fire. It was reported that the fire broke out just after noon and more than 100 firefighters were on scene.

The Southwest Inn is a large commercial building that includes a motel, restaurant and club. The inn is located on a very busy expressway. It was reported that there was a roof collapse during the course of the fire. Official causes of the fire and fire deaths have not been released.

"This is an extremely sad day for Houston, their fire department and fire service personnel across the nation. Our hearts go out to the firefighters and families of the Houston Fire Department." -Portland Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Erin Janssens

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

CLOSED :SB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder NB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder 05/31/13 1802

Hazardous Debris I-5 MP306.7 (Portland, Intersection with Victory Blvd)

CLOSED :SB: Left Lane 05/31/13 1748

FINAL Crash I-5 MP299.23 (I-405 South Interchange)

OPEN:NB:All Lanes, Median 05/31/13 1547

Crash I-5 MP299.23 (I-405 South Interchange)

CLOSED :NB: Left Lane, Median 2VEH 05/31/13 1531

FINAL Abandoned Vehicle - Hazard I-5 MP292 (Highway 217)

OPEN:NB:All Lanes CLOSED :NB: Shoulder 05/31/13 1510

Abandoned Vehicle - Hazard I-5 MP292 (Highway 217)

CLOSED :NB:Right Lane, Shoulder 1VEH 05/31/13 1446

Driver Sought Following Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 241 east of Coos Bay

News Release from: Oregon State Police
DRIVER SOUGHT FOLLOWING INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 241 EAST OF COOS BAY
Posted: May 31st, 2013 1:28 PM

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation and seeking the driver of a vehicle who lost control and crashed Thursday night off Highway 241 east of Coos Bay. After crashing, the vehicle caught fire and was totaled.

On May 30, 2013 at approximately 8:29 p.m., a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer sport utility vehicle driven by an adult male was northbound on Highway 241 near milepost 18 when it traveled off the highway, sideswiped a tree, and when down an embankment where it overturned. The vehicle caught fire and was later put out by firefighters.

The injured operator got out of the vehicle on his own power and left the scene before police and fire personnel arrived. Investigating OSP troopers, assisted by Coos County deputies, have identified the driver but his name is withheld at this time pending the ongoing investigation and search for him.

No photographs or other information available for this release.

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Minor Injury School Bus Crash - Highway 101 north of Tillamook (Photos)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
MINOR INJURY SCHOOL BUS CRASH - HIGHWAY 101 NORTH OF TILLAMOOK (PHOTOS)
Posted: May 31st, 2013 1:10 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1002/64756/052913.hwy101.bus.1.JPG
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The driver of a Neah-Kah-Nie school bus received possible injuries Wednesday afternoon when she lost control of the unloaded bus along Highway 101 between Rockaway Beach and Wheeler and crashed into a dirt embankment.

According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Trooper Aaron Butcher, on May 29, 2013 at approximately 4:50 p.m., a 2009 International school bus driven by LISA D. ORELLANA, age 59, from Tillamook, was southbound on Highway 101 near milepost Z48 when it lost control on a slick roadway section. The bus hit the northbound shoulder embankment before spinning and coming to rest blocking the highway.

ORELLANA was transported by ambulance to Tillamook Hospital. She was treated and released.

The highway was blocked several hours for vehicle removal, diesel spill cleanup, and power pole repair.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, local fire & medical personnel, and ODOT.

Photographs provided by private citizen.

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Bridge Work I-84 MP63.5 (Hood River)

CLOSED :EB:Right Lane, On Ramp 05/31/13 1252

FINAL Disabled Vehicle - Hazard I-205 MP21.57 (1 mile North of Portland, Intersection with Stark St)

OPEN:NB: Off Ramp 05/31/13 1156

Disabled Vehicle - Hazard I-205 MP21.57 (1 mile North of Portland, Intersection with Stark St)

CLOSED :NB: Off Ramp 1VEH 05/31/13 1138 RIGHT LANE OF RAMP CLOSED

FINAL Crash I-5 MP290.29 (Tigard, Intersection with Lower Boones Ferry Rd)

OPEN: SB:All Lanes 05/31/13 1034

Crash I-5 MP290.29 (Tigard, Intersection with Lower Boones Ferry Rd)

CLOSED :SB:Right Lane 05/31/13 1026

ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood - FRI 9:33am

ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood: The right lane of I-84 eastbound where it crosses over Hood River (milepost 64.1) is closed due to a 3x5 foot hole in the concrete deck. Crews are on the way to fix the hole and there is no estimated time for reopening. Travelers should expect congestion and delays.

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FINAL Crash I-84 MP2.55 (Portland, Intersection with 33rd Ave)

OPEN:WB:All Lanes 05/31/13 0913

Crash I-84 MP2.55 (Portland, Intersection with 33rd Ave)

CLOSED :WB: Left Lane 2VEH 05/31/13 0827

FINAL Disabled Vehicle - Hazard I-5 MP296.55 (Portland, Intersection with SW Terwilliger Blvd)

1VEH 05/31/13 0820

FINAL Crash I-405 MP0.88 (1 mile South of Intersection with US26)

OPEN:NB: Off Ramp CLOSED :NB: Shoulder 05/31/13 0811

Crash I-405 MP0.88 (1 mile South of Intersection with US26)

CLOSED :NB: Off Ramp, Shoulder 7VEH 05/31/13 0808

Disabled Vehicle - Hazard I-5 MP296.55 (Portland, Intersection with SW Terwilliger Blvd)

CLOSED :NB: Left Lane 05/31/13 0741

FINAL Disabled Vehicle - Hazard I-5 MP308.18-308.32 (Oregon Washington Border)

OPEN:NB:All Lanes 05/30/13 2306

Disabled Vehicle - Hazard I-5 MP308.18-308.32 (Oregon Washington Border)

CLOSED :NB:Right Lane 05/30/13 2240

Gresham PD begins series of pedestrian safety operations

News Release from: Gresham Police Dept
GRESHAM PD BEGINS SERIES OF PEDESTRIAN SAFETY OPERATIONS
Posted: May 30th, 2013 6:01 PM

Gresham, Ore -Police will begin a series of pedestrian safety operations in order to raise pedestrian safety awareness. The Gresham Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on June 1, 2013 in the vicinity of Centennial High School on 182nd Avenue. The primary focus of this detail is to raise pedestrian safety awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws. The detail will be conducted between the hours of 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM; warning signs will be posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone. Education of both drivers and pedestrians are vital to keeping our roads safe.
Motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or are crossing the roadway. Motorists are also required to stop at all crosswalks when there is a vehicle already stopped in a lane adjacent to the lane they are traveling in. Refer to Oregon Revised Statue (ORS) 811.028 Failure to stop and remain stopped for pedestrian, for specifics on the law regarding drivers and ORS Chapter 814 for laws pertaining to pedestrians.
Officers will use their discretion to determine whether or not to issue citations to those individuals who have been identified as not observing the traffic rules. Also, officers will distribute an educational brochure titled "Oregon Pedestrian, Bicycle and Driver Rules."
Funding for this pedestrian safety detail is made possible through a grant from a Building Safer Communities Grant and the Alliance for Community Traffic Safety. Additional details will be scheduled at other area schools in September as the new school year begins.

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Suspicious Circumstance

News Release from: Lake Oswego Police Dept.
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE
Posted: May 30th, 2013 3:23 PM

Yesterday, Wednesday May 29, at about 3:30 PM, Lake Oswego Police received a report of a male subject who tried to lure a 14 year old boy into his vehicle. This had occurred about an hour before it was reported, in the area of 9th Street and C Avenue, while the young boy was walking home from school. The subject tried to lure the boy into his vehicle by claiming to have been sent by the boy's mother. The boy refused to get in the van with the subject.
The subject was driving a white full sized van and was described as a white male adult, approximately 30 years of age, brown hair, brown beard and wearing a white tank top. Officers responded to the area, but were unable to locate the subject or the vehicle.
Parents are encouraged to discuss with their children what to do when confronted by a stranger. It is also strongly recommended that police be contacted immediately when such situations arise. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Lake Oswego Police Department.

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Westview High Students Experience Consequences of Impaired Driving with help from First Responders

News Release from: Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue
WESTVIEW HIGH STUDENTS EXPERIENCE CONSEQUENCES OF IMPAIRED DRIVING WITH HELP FROM FIRST RESPONDERS
Posted: May 30th, 2013 3:00 PM

Media is invited to attend

What: S.K.I.D. (Stop Kids Impaired Driving) demonstration at Westview High School
When: Embargoed until 9:00 am, May 31st to preserve element of surprise for students (simulation begins at 9:00 am)
Where: Westview High School, 4200 NW 185th Avenue, Portland

On May 31st, hundreds of students will pack the stands at Westview High School for what school administrators are calling an "assembly". Shortly after 9:00 am, the energetic buzz generated by the students is anticipated to give way to stunned silence as they watch the following scenario unfold before them.

Tarps are uncovered to reveal two wrecked cars on the high school's football field. Multiple students are "injured" and one person is "dead" on the hood of one of the vehicles. "Bystanders" call 9-1-1, the "deceased" student's parents happen to drive by and arrive to find their child dead, and sirens are heard in the distance. Within minutes firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) arrive to care for injured patients and extricate victims, along with Washington County Sheriff's officers, LifeFlight, Metro West Ambulance, and a representative from the Medical Examiner's Office. Following the "investigation", one teen is arrested for manslaughter and DUII.

These live demonstrations known as S.K.I.D. (Stop Kids Impaired Driving) are both impactful and emotional as students witness firsthand the deadly consequences that can result from driving while impaired and texting while driving. And that is exactly what first responders hope for with each demonstration - that teenagers who often have a sense of invincibility and immortality will take what they experience to heart and make safe choices behind the wheel. View a simulation of a deadly car crash at TVF&R's YouTube site at: Youtube.com/user/tualatinvalleyfire.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. The sad truth is that people die in automobile accidents every day; however, teenage drivers ages 16 - 19 die at a rate three times higher than drivers age 20 and older.

"As first responders, we have to keep warning teenagers about impaired driving and show them how the choices they make as young people can affect the rest of their lives," said TVF&R firefighter Jesse Fitzpatrick, who coordinated the event with the Westview student body leadership. "S.K.I.D. presents an opportunity to sit students down for a candid talk, tell them that we care about them, and that we want them to come home safely every day."

On May 29th, first responders received a boost for their efforts in the form of a $6,000 donation from Tigard's Landmark Ford dealership and the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation. The donation was presented by President Jim Corliss to the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Board of Directors last Tuesday night.

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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to fire on SW Skyline Blvd.

News Release from: Portland Fire & Rescue
PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO FIRE ON SW SKYLINE BLVD.
Posted: May 30th, 2013 2:56 PM

******** updated with damage estimate************

damage estimate is $30,000 to the home and $30,000 to its contents


Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire (1530 SW Skyline Blvd.) at 7:48 AM this morning. Portland Fire Station 16 arrived to a "fully engulfed" garage fire. Engines 4 and 15, along with Truck 3 were on the initial dispatch. Firefighters were able to contain and extinguish the fire, and verify that everyone was out of the house. The cause of the fire was an overheated electrical device and a damage estimate is forthcoming. No one was injured during the incident.

The following tips can help prevent garage fires and their spread:

*If the garage allows access to the attic, make sure a hatch covers this access.
*The floor should be clear of clutter. Loose papers, matches, oily rags, and other potentially flammable items are extremely dangerous if they are strewn about the garage floor.
*Use light bulbs with the proper wattage, and do not overload electrical outlets.
*Tape down all cords and wires so they are not twisted or accidentally yanked.

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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to fire on SW Skyline Blvd.

News Release from: Portland Fire & Rescue
PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO FIRE ON SW SKYLINE BLVD.
Posted: May 30th, 2013 2:54 PM

Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire (1530 SW Skyline Blvd.) at 7:48 AM this morning. Portland Fire Station 16 arrived to a "fully engulfed" garage fire. Engines 4 and 15, along with Truck 3 were on the initial dispatch. Firefighters were able to contain and extinguish the fire, and verify that everyone was out of the house. The cause of the fire was an overheated electrical device and a damage estimate is forthcoming. No one was injured during the incident.

The following tips can help prevent garage fires and their spread:

*If the garage allows access to the attic, make sure a hatch covers this access.
*The floor should be clear of clutter. Loose papers, matches, oily rags, and other potentially flammable items are extremely dangerous if they are strewn about the garage floor.
*Use light bulbs with the proper wattage, and do not overload electrical outlets.
*Tape down all cords and wires so they are not twisted or accidentally yanked.

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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to fire on SW Skyline Blvd.

News Release from: Portland Fire & Rescue
PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE RESPONDS TO FIRE ON SW SKYLINE BLVD.
Posted: May 30th, 2013 2:02 PM

Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire (1530 SW Skyline Blvd.) at 7:48 AM this morning. Portland Fire Station 16 arrived to a "fully engulfed" garage fire. Engines 4 and 15, along with Truck 3 were on the initial dispatch. Firefighters were able to contain and extinguish the fire, and verify that everyone was out of the house. The cause of the fire was an overheated electrical device and a damage estimate is forthcoming. No one was injured during the incident.

The following tips can help prevent garage fires and their spread:

*If the garage allows access to the attic, make sure a hatch covers this access.
*The floor should be clear of clutter. Loose papers, matches, oily rags, and other potentially flammable items are extremely dangerous if they are strewn about the garage floor.
*Use light bulbs with the proper wattage, and do not overload electrical outlets.
*Tape down all cords and wires so they are not twisted or accidentally yanked.

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Repairing damage from May 5 storm requires temporary outage to Glide area

News Release from: Pacific Power
REPAIRING DAMAGE FROM MAY 5 STORM REQUIRES TEMPORARY OUTAGE TO GLIDE AREA
Posted: May 30th, 2013 1:37 PM

May 30, 2013
Media hotline: 1-800-570-5838 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Repairing damage from May 5 storm requires temporary outage to Glide area
Necessary repair will cut power to 2,300 customers early Sunday, June 2

GLIDE, Ore. -Approximately 2,300 Pacific Power customers near Glide will experience an electricity outage between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 2 while a vital wire, damaged in a major thunderstorm on May 5, is repaired.

These Pacific Power customers have been individually notified about the outage, which is necessary to safely complete the repair work. Pacific Power will have 15 crew members deployed to do the repairs as quickly and safely as possible. In addition to repairing the wire, Pacific Power also will replace a pole and lower a support arm to improve clearance and reliability.

The outage will affect an area along Highway 138 east of Foster Lane, through Glide and to Moore Hill Lane, about 15 miles east of Glide. The Whistlers Bend community north of Highway 138 as well as the area along Buckhorn Road east of Strader Road to Glide will be without power. The outage also will affect residents along Little River Road out to Cool Water Road.

"Pacific Power really appreciates the understanding of our customers when planned outages such as this are necessary," said Monte Mendenhall, Pacific Power regional community manager. "Shutting off the power while our crews do this work on the electrical system ensures that everyone stays safe, and helps ensure reliable power they count on is available to everyone in the community when we're done."

Customers with questions about the planned outage can call Pacific Power toll free at 1-888-221-7070. Any outages during that time outside the affected area should continue to be reported to Pacific Power at 1-877-508-5088.

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OSP & US Postal Inspection Service Investigating Fire That Extensively Damaged Cave Junction Post Office Building (Photos)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
OSP & US POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE INVESTIGATING FIRE THAT EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED CAVE JUNCTION POST OFFICE BUILDING (PHOTOS)
Posted: May 30th, 2013 11:56 AM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1002/64713/053013.cavejct.postoffice.fire.1.jpg
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1002/64713/053013.cavejct.postoffice.fire.2.jpg

Oregon State Police (OSP) and U.S. Postal Inspection Service are jointly investigating the cause of a suspicious fire early Thursday morning that caused extensive damage to the U.S. Post Office in Cave Junction, Oregon.

On May 30, 2013 at approximately 1:30 a.m., a report was received of a fire at the Cave Junction post office building located in the 100 block of S. Hussey Avenue. Firefighters from Illinois Valley Fire District and Rural/Metro Fire Department responded to the fire that caused extensive damage to the single level structure. A passenger vehicle parked near the building was also damaged.

An OSP detective from the Arson Unit and an inspector from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service responded to the scene to investigate the cause of the fire. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the fire investigation is asked to call OSP Detective Galen Couch at (541) 618-7996.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Milwaukie man arrested charged on Sodomy and Sex Abuse; additional victims sought

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
MILWAUKIE MAN ARRESTED CHARGED ON SODOMY AND SEX ABUSE; ADDITIONAL VICTIMS SOUGHT
Posted: May 30th, 2013 11:43 AM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/624/64712/MadrigalAvila.jpg (MadrigalAvila booking photo)

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputies in conjunction with the U.S. Marshall's Fugitive Task Force arrested Juan Madrigal Avila on Sodomy in the first degree and two counts of Sexual abuse in the First Degree of a child.

Following a lengthy criminal investigation by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team detectives, the U.S. Marshall's Fugitive Task Force arrested Juan Madrigal Avila, age 46, in the city of Newberg. He was transported to and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail. He is charged with Sodomy in the First Degree and two counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree. Bail is set at $250,000.

The victim is a family acquaintance who was 11 when the alleged abuse occurred. The crimes allegedly occurred at Madrigal Avila's Milwaukie residence between 2012 and 2013.

Investigators are not ruling out the possibility of other non-related victims.

A booking photo is attached and can also be found here:
http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2013014755

For more information on our Child Abuse Team, visit http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/cat.html

ADDITIONAL VICTIMS, TIPS SOUGHT

If you or someone you know has been victimized by Juan Madrigal Avila, please contact us using the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-1515.

The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.

Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.

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FINAL Crash I-205 MP17.85 (Portland, Intersection with Foster Rd)

OPEN:NB:All Lanes 05/30/13 1115

Crash I-205 MP17.85 (Portland, Intersection with Foster Rd)

OPEN:NB:Middle Lane CLOSED :NB:Right Lane 05/30/13 1112

FINAL Road Maintenance Operations I-205 MP19.61 (1 mile North of Portland, Intersection with Powell Blvd)

05/30/13 1059

Crash I-205 MP17.85 (Portland, Intersection with Foster Rd)

CLOSED :NB:Middle Lane, Right Lane 1VEH 05/30/13 1057

Crash I-205 MP17.85 (Portland, Intersection with Foster Rd)

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ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood - THU 12:11am

ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood: All lanes of U.S. 30 near the St. Johns Bridge reopened about 12:05 a.m. Thursday, about 22 hours after a tree fell, knocking down six utility poles carrying power and communications lines. Some cable reconnection work remains; it will be done at a later date. Traffic is flowing normally along U.S. 30.

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Red Cross Volunteers Respond to Fire in Washington County

News Release from: American Red Cross - Oregon Region
RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS RESPOND TO FIRE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY
Posted: May 29th, 2013 5:15 PM

Red Cross volunteers responded to a disaster in the 19400 block of Southview Ct. in Beaverton, Ore. This single-family fire affected six adults. Red Cross provided food, lodging, comfort kits clothing and shoes, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health service support.

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Update: Columbia County District Attorney Determines May 3, 2013 OSP Trooper-Involved Shooting Justified Under Oregon Law

News Release from: Oregon State Police
UPDATE: COLUMBIA COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY DETERMINES MAY 3, 2013 OSP TROOPER-INVOLVED SHOOTING JUSTIFIED UNDER OREGON LAW
Posted: May 29th, 2013 4:59 PM

Following a review of an investigation into the May 3, 2013 officer-involved shooting by an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper, Columbia County District Attorney R. Stephen Atchison determined the use of deadly force was justified under Oregon law. The District Attorney's finding was forwarded this week to OSP and Columbia County Sheriff's Office, the lead investigating agency, after deciding a grand jury review was not necessary.

The multi-agency investigation led by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office looked into the facts surrounding a May 3, 2013 shooting that occurred after a vehicle attempted to elude two OSP troopers. The vehicle driven by JOSIAH M. FISCHER, age 27, from St. Helens, eventually came to a stop in a ditch along Hazen Road near Stone Road in Columbia County. As Trooper Justin Oxenrider was giving verbal commands to FISCHER, FISCHER displayed a loaded firearm. Trooper Oxenrider fired multiple rounds at FISCHER, fatally wounding him. A second trooper at the scene, Senior Trooper Robin May, did not fire a round from her weapon.

Both troopers are scheduled to return to regular duty this week.

Additional details related to the investigation will be released later by the Columbia County District Attorney's Office.

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Beaverton and Portland State University Hosts City's First Multicultural Community Forum on June 1

News Release from: City of Beaverton
BEAVERTON AND PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY HOSTS CITY'S FIRST MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY FORUM ON JUNE 1
Posted: May 29th, 2013 3:43 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1786/64686/City_Park_3_fountain_couple_bench_7530.jpg (The City of Beaverton will host a Multicultural Community Forum, in collaboration with Portland State University's Center for Public Service, to create a dialogue between public officials and the community's ethnic minority members.)

*CORRECTION: The Multicultural Community Forum will be held at the Beaverton Community Center (12350 SW 5th Street), not the Beaverton City Library.


The City of Beaverton will host a Multicultural Community Forum, in collaboration with Portland State University's Center for Public Service, on Saturday, June 1 at Beaverton Community Center (12350 SW 5th Street). The forum creates a dialogue between public officials and the community's ethnic minority members.

Attendees can also learn about city services as well as opportunities to become involved with the city's various boards, commissions and committees.

"It's important that every voice in our community is heard," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "A forum like this is crucial to a healthy civic process. In a city where one in four residents is foreign-born, it's important for everyone to participate in this community conversation."

From this forum, the city hopes increase public participation from its ethnic minority members. The city's goal is to promote mutual understanding between residents and local government officials.

"For many immigrants and refugees, the concept of civic engagement is quite foreign," said Daniel Vazquez, the city's Cultural Inclusion Coordinator. "As the face of the city changes, a diverse representation of its residents is imperative."

Refreshments will be served during the forum and attendees enter a free drawing for $25 gift cards. Free childcare and translation services are available to those who pre-register at www.planetreg.com/DTFforum, email DTFforum@gmail.com or call 971-217-6398.

In 2013, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in Oregon. Since 2007, Beaverton has been named one of the safest cities in the 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 Communit
ies, 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, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton.

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ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood: A two-mile stretch of U.S. 30 between downtown Portland (at NW Kittridge Ave.) and the St. Johns Bridge will remain closed through the evening commute, but may open mid-evening.
One tree (one LARGE tree) fell early this morning, bringing down six utility poles on both sides of the highway.
The St. Johns Bridge remains open, accessible from U.S. 30 on the north/west side of the bridge and from N. Philadelphia Ave. on the east side of the bridge.
Motorists should use alternate routes, such as Cornelius Pass Road; I-5 to Lombard to the St. Johns Bridge; or I-5 to Longview, WA, to cross the Lewis & Clark Bridge into Rainier, OR, and continue on U.S. 30.
Travelers should expect more congestion along I-5 north of downtown Portland because of the closure on U.S. 30. UPDATE

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Community Reminded that Fire Stations are Safe Havens for Infants

News Release from: Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue
COMMUNITY REMINDED THAT FIRE STATIONS ARE SAFE HAVENS FOR INFANTS
Posted: May 29th, 2013 2:58 PM

On the heels of an infant being left at a local recycling center this week, TVF&R wants to remind the public that fire stations are 'safe havens' for a distressed parent who is unwilling or unable to care for their infant. The parent may hand over their infant to a firefighter--no questions asked--as long as the infant is less than 30 days old and shows no signs of abuse. Oregon's Safe Haven Law (ORS 418.017) also permits infants to be left at police stations, birthing centers, hospitals and medical centers, by someone other than the infant's parent.

"For over a decade now Oregon has had a Safe Haven Law," states Public Information Officer Karen Eubanks. She added, "No baby should be left in an unsafe environment," TVF&R has had a program in place to accept infants at any of their 21 fire stations since 2001.

For more information on Oregon's Safe Haven Law, visit: http://safehaven.tv/states/oregon.

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Beaverton and Portland State University Hosts City's First Multicultural Community Forum on June 1

News Release from: City of Beaverton
BEAVERTON AND PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY HOSTS CITY'S FIRST MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY FORUM ON JUNE 1
Posted: May 29th, 2013 2:23 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1786/64686/City_Park_3_fountain_couple_bench_7530.jpg (The City of Beaverton will host a Multicultural Community Forum, in collaboration with Portland State University’s Center for Public Service, to create a dialogue between public officials and the community’s ethnic minority members.)

The City of Beaverton will host a Multicultural Community Forum, in collaboration with Portland State University's Center for Public Service, on Saturday, June 1 at Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th Street). The forum creates a dialogue between public officials and the community's ethnic minority members.

Attendees can also learn about city services as well as opportunities to become involved with the city's various boards, commissions and committees.

"It's important that every voice in our community is heard," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "A forum like this is crucial to a healthy civic process. In a city where one in four residents is foreign-born, it's important for everyone to participate in this community conversation."

From this forum, the city hopes increase public participation from its ethnic minority members. The city's goal is to promote mutual understanding between residents and local government officials.

"For many immigrants and refugees, the concept of civic engagement is quite foreign," said Daniel Vazquez, the city's Cultural Inclusion Coordinator. "As the face of the city changes, a diverse representation of its residents is imperative."

Refreshments will be served during the forum and attendees enter a free drawing for $25 gift cards. Free childcare and translation services are available to those who pre-register at www.planetreg.com/DTFforum, email DTFforum@gmail.com or call 971-217-6398.

In 2013, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in Oregon. Since 2007, Beaverton has been named one of the safest cities in the 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 Communit
ies, 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, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Deputies respond after trailer-rig crash sends front-loader into barn; no injuries

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
DEPUTIES RESPOND AFTER TRAILER-RIG CRASH SENDS FRONT-LOADER INTO BARN; NO INJURIES
Posted: May 29th, 2013 1:56 PM
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At 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a non-injury traffic crash in which a semi-tractor trailer rig carrying a heavy front-loader fell off the trailer and onto a vacant barn.

The accident happened on SE Wildcat Mtn. Rd., near SE. Horace Rd. in Sandy, Oregon -- a forested area of Clackamas County.

The driver told deputies that he was pulling the trailer and front-loader when the rear dual tires of the trailer slid off the road -- causing the trailer to slide down an embankment.

The sheer weight of the heavy loader made the trailer slide down the embankment -- snapping the heavy security chains to the loader and causing it to slide off and flip over.

The loader with its extended logging boom smashed through a barn, causing extensive damage. Fortunately, no was hurt during the crash.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies -- along with the Clackamas County Road Department and Clackamas County Weigh Master -- arrived at the scene to investigate the crash and determine if any load and travel permits were violated. The driver from Greenup Logging Inc. had all the required permits for the vehicle and front-loader.

The crash is still under investigation. Photos from the crash scene are attached.

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UPDATE w/ LOST HIKER STATEMENT: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office leads search to locate missing hiker near Molalla

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
UPDATE W/ LOST HIKER STATEMENT: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE LEADS SEARCH TO LOCATE MISSING HIKER NEAR MOLALLA
Posted: May 29th, 2013 1:37 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/624/64673/SAR_Train_06-21-08_05.jpg (Archive photo: Sheriff's Office SAR trains in wilderness search)

UPDATE: Weds., May 29, 2013, 1:10 p.m. -- STATEMENT FROM RESCUED HIKER JOANNE TYLER

Rescued hiker Joanne Tyler provided the following statement to the Sheriff's Office:
__________

Thank you to Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue and Mountain Wave Emergency Communications.

A couple of tips if you're in my situation:

HAVE A PLAN -- I let my friends know what area I was hiking in and when I planned to return.

STAY PUT -- When faced with the decision to keep going or stay put, I chose to stay put -- making it easier for searchers to find me.
__________

EARLIER: May 29, 2013, 11:10 a.m.

A caller contacted the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to report Joanne Tyler, age 27, of Silverton, was overdue from a hiking trip. Volunteer search-and-rescue (SAR) crews located Ms. Tyler in a small cabin off the Hardy Creek trail around 7 this morning (Wednesday, May 29).

On Tuesday May 28, Joanne Tyler, age 27, from Silverton embarked on a day-hike off the Molalla Forest Road in Molalla at the Hardy Creek Trail (Milepost 3). She advised a friend where she would be hiking, and that it was only a day trip.

The friend tried, unsuccessfully to reach Ms. Tyler. After not hearing from her, the friend contacted the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office that evening around midnight.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team responded. A SAR operation was initiated in conjunction with Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue volunteers. They began a ground search around 4 a.m.

Searchers located Ms. Tyler in a small shelter known as Annie's Cabin in the forested area. She was safe.

Ms. Tyler had planned on a day hike, and had supplies to last a day. She also had a trail map. At one point in the hike, she was reportedly frightened by an animal, and then lost her trail map as daylight was beginning to fade. As it was dark and she was lost, she decided to spend the night in the shelter.

This website has information about the trail area and photos of the shelter where rescuers found Ms. Tyler:

http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/ph/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13707

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Oregon City Police PIO Change

News Release from: Oregon City Police Dept.
OREGON CITY POLICE PIO CHANGE
Posted: May 29th, 2013 12:28 PM

The Oregon City Police Department has named Sergeant Matthew Paschall as their new Public Information Officer. He will replace Lt. James Band who acted as the PIO for the last 3 years. Lt. Band will be transitioning into his new position as Chief of Police. The Oregon City Police Department would like to thank Lt. Band for his professionalism and dedication to the PIO position over the last three years.

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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office leads search to locate missing hiker near Molalla

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE LEADS SEARCH TO LOCATE MISSING HIKER NEAR MOLALLA
Posted: May 29th, 2013 11:10 AM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/624/64673/SAR_Train_06-21-08_05.jpg (Archive photo: Sheriff's Office SAR trains in wilderness search)

A caller contacted the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to report Joanne Tyler, age 27, of Silverton, was overdue from a hiking trip. Volunteer search-and-rescue (SAR) crews located Ms. Tyler in a small cabin off the Hardy Creek trail around 7 this morning (Wednesday, May 29).

On Tuesday May 28, Joanne Tyler, age 27, from Silverton embarked on a day-hike off the Molalla Forest Road in Molalla at the Hardy Creek Trail (Milepost 3). She advised a friend where she would be hiking, and that it was only a day trip.

The friend tried, unsuccessfully to reach Ms. Tyler. After not hearing from her, the friend contacted the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office that evening around midnight.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team responded. A SAR operation was initiated in conjunction with Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue volunteers. They began a ground search around 4 a.m.

Searchers located Ms. Tyler in a small shelter known as Annie's Cabin in the forested area. She was safe.

Ms. Tyler had planned on a day hike, and had supplies to last a day. She also had a trail map. At one point in the hike, she was reportedly frightened by an animal, and then lost her trail map as daylight was beginning to fade. As it was dark and she was lost, she decided to spend the night in the shelter.

This website has information about the trail area and photos of the shelter where rescuers found Ms. Tyler:

http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/ph/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13707

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ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood - WED 10:18am

ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood: U.S. 30 between downtown Portland and the St. Johns Bridge will remain closed through the evening commute. PGE crews are replacing power poles and power lines brought down on both sides of the highway early this morning when trees fell. ODOT is clearing the roadway and assessing the hillside where the trees fell.
The St. Johns Bridge remains open, accessible from U.S. 30 on the north/west side of the bridge, and from N. Philadelphia Ave. on the east side of the bridge.
Motorists should plan ahead to use alternate routes, such as Cornelius Pass Road to/from U.S. 26; I-5 to N. Lombard St. to the St. Johns Bridge to continue northwest on U.S. 30; or even I-5 to Longview, WA, to cross the Lewis & Clark Bridge into Rainier, OR and U.S. 30.
Travelers should expect more congestion along I-5 north of downtown Portland because of the closure on U.S. 30.
Early photos of the cleanup work on U.S. 30 are online at http://www.flickr.com/photos/oregondot/ UPDATE

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Update #2: Name Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 58 east of Oakridge (Photos)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
UPDATE #2: NAME RELEASED - FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 58 EAST OF OAKRIDGE (PHOTOS)
Posted: May 29th, 2013 9:41 AM
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(Note: The victim's age is also corrected in this release to read "55")

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Oregon State Police (OSP) was notified Tuesday evening that an adult male seriously injured Tuesday afternoon in a crash involving 3 vehicles along Highway 58 about twelve miles east of Oakridge died at a Springfield-area hospital. The victim's name is released following confirmation of next of kin notifications.

On May 28, 2013 at approximately 12:40 p.m., a 1997 Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by PETER JOHN BROPHY, age 55, from Crescent, was eastbound on Highway 58 near milepost 48. After going through a curve, for an unknown reason the pickup traveled across the centerline into the westbound lane and struck a travel trailer pulled behind a 2007 GMC pickup driven by BRIAN KRAAL, age 58, from Springfield. The Toyota pickup then continued into the side of a tanker truck and trailer that was following the GMC pickup.

BROPHY was extricated by firefighters from Oakridge Fire Department and then taken by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend for treatment of serious injuries. He died late Tuesday afternoon. Safety restraint use is pending confirmation.

KRAAL, his female passenger, and the commercial truck driver, KENNETH DOOLEY, age 53, from Eugene, were not injured. They were using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Springfield and Oakridge offices responded to the scene. Senior Trooper Erich Schermerhorn is the lead investigator.

ODOT and Oakridge Fire Department assisted at the scene. The roadway was partially blocked for about 5 hours during emergency response and investigation.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood - WED 9:36am

ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood: U.S. 30 east of the St. Johns Bridge will remain closed through the evening commute as PGE crews replace power poles and power lines brought down on both sides of the highway early this morning when trees fell. ODOT will clear the roadway and assess the hillside where the trees fell as soon as it is safe to do so.
Motorists should plan ahead to use alternate routes, such as Cornelius Pass Road; I-5 to Lombard to the St. Johns Bridge; or even I-5 to Longview, WA, to cross the Lewis & Clark Bridge into Rainier, OR, and continue on U.S. 30.
Travelers should expect more congestion along I-5 north of downtown Portland because of the closure on U.S. 30.
Early photos of the cleanup work on U.S. 30 are online at http://www.flickr.com/photos/oregondot/

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Beaverton Arts Commission Hosts Sculpture Dedication at Progress Lake

News Release from: City of Beaverton
BEAVERTON ARTS COMMISSION HOSTS SCULPTURE DEDICATION AT PROGRESS LAKE
Posted: May 29th, 2013 9:32 AM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1786/64672/Stacked_Cubes_by_Bruce_West.jpg (Bruce West’s sculpture “Stacked Cubes” next to Progress Lake. )

The Beaverton Arts Commission (BAC) invites the public to enjoy an evening of food and art during Bruce West's "Stacked Cubes" sculpture dedication at Progress Lake on Thursday, June 6 at 6 p.m. as a part of New Seasons' First Thursday series.

The sculpture is part of the BAC's Temporary Sculpture Program and will be on display until fall 2014.

"Bruce West's sculpture adds to the beauty of the Progress Ridge area," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "The Temporary Sculpture Program is a win for both artists and residents. Please come by and view the new artwork in your neighborhood."

During the dedication, residents can visit with Bruce West, Mayor Doyle and the BAC Board Board. New Seasons will provide refreshments. Residents are also invited to attend News Seasons' "Dads and Grads" First Thursday Celebration after the dedication. For more information about First Thursdays, visit www.newseasonsmarket.com/our-stores/progress-ridge.

For more information about Bruce West, please visit www.brucewestsculptures.com. For more information on the Temporary Sculpture Program, please contact Elaine Orcutt at 503-526-2299 or mailboxmayorartscommission@beavertonoregon.gov.

The BAC contributes significantly to the quality of life in Beaverton by presenting artistic and cultural events that celebrate community values and help connect residents to their artistic and cultural heritage. The BAC presents annual events such as Last Tuesdays, the Visual Arts Showcase and Ten Tiny Dances. In addition, the BAC leads public art projects, including Beaverton's mural program. For more information about the Beaverton Arts Commission, visit www.BeavertonArts.org, call 503-526-2288 or the event information line at 503-526-2379, or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beavertonarts.org.

Beaverton enjoys one of the most diverse populations among Oregon cities. Most recently, the city was awarded the 2012 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 has been named one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest for three consecutive years, as 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. For more information, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofbeaverton.

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Disabled Vehicle - Hazard I-5 MP301.66 I-405 North Interchange

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Hazardous Tree or Vegetation I-84 MP24 2 miles East of Corbett

05/29/13 0622. ETA to open right lane about three hours.

Hazardous Tree or Vegetation I-84 MP24 2 miles East of Corbett

CLOSED:WB:Right Lane 05/29/13 0555

Hazardous Tree or Vegetation US-30 MP3.92-6.41 Portland

Not Landslide. Downed trees, electrical wires and gas leak. No ETA to open road.

UPD Landslide US-30 MP3.92-6.41 Portland

05/29/13 0338 APPROX. 15HR ETA TO REOPEN

Landslide US-30 MP6.41 St John's Bridge

CLOSED:WB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder EB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder 05/29/13 0054

Update: Name Released - Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 26 near Timber Junction (Photo)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
UPDATE: NAME RELEASED - SERIOUS INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 26 NEAR TIMBER JUNCTION (PHOTO)
Posted: May 28th, 2013 8:15 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1002/64665/052813.hwy26mp36.jpg

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a single vehicle serious injury traffic crash that occurred Tuesday afternoon along Highway 26 near the Timber Junction. Fatigue is a possible contributing factor and the driver's name is released in this update.

On May 28, 2013 at approximately 1:15 p.m., a 2005 Dodge Magnum driven by JACK W. CATES JR, age 66, from Gearhart, was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 36 when CATES reportedly fell asleep. The vehicle traveled across the eastbound lane narrowly missing an oncoming log truck, went over an embankment and rolled onto its driver side about 50 feet from the highway.

CATES was extricated by fire personnel and then taken by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. He was using safety restraints and the vehicle's airbags deployed.

OSP troopers from the North Plains work site are investigating. Senior Trooper Steve Carlson is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Washington County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and fire personnel. One way alternating traffic was maintained for over 2 hours to keep the highway open during the emergency response and scene investigation.

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Update: Driver Dies Following Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 58 east of Oakridge

News Release from: Oregon State Police
UPDATE: DRIVER DIES FOLLOWING SERIOUS INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 58 EAST OF OAKRIDGE
Posted: May 28th, 2013 7:11 PM

Oregon State Police (OSP) was notified Tuesday evening that an adult male seriously injured Tuesday afternoon in a crash involving 3 vehicles along Highway 58 about twelve miles east of Oakridge died at a Springfield-area hospital. The victim's name will be released Wednesday morning to allow family additional time for next of kin notifications.

Previously released information indicated on May 28, 2013 at approximately 12:40 p.m., a 1997 Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by a 45 year-old male was eastbound on Highway 58 near milepost 48. After going through a curve, for an unknown reason the pickup traveled across the centerline into the westbound lane and struck a travel trailer pulled behind a 2007 GMC pickup driven by BRIAN KRAAL, age 58, from Springfield. The Toyota pickup then continued into the side of a tanker truck and trailer that was following the GMC pickup.

The Toyota pickup's driver was extricated by firefighters from Oakridge Fire Department and then taken by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend for treatment of serious injuries. He died late Tuesday afternoon. Safety restraint use is pending confirmation.

KRAAL, his female passenger, and the commercial truck driver, KENNETH DOOLEY, age 53, from Eugene, were not injured. They were using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Springfield and Oakridge offices responded to the scene. Senior Trooper Erich Schermerhorn is the lead investigator.

ODOT and Oakridge Fire Department assisted at the scene. Traffic updates at www.TripCheck.com.

No photographs available for release at this time.

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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 58 east of Oakridge

News Release from: Oregon State Police
SERIOUS INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 58 EAST OF OAKRIDGE
Posted: May 28th, 2013 5:33 PM

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Tuesday afternoon's serious injury traffic crash involving 3 vehicles along Highway 58 about twelve miles east of Oakridge. The highway is still partially blocked but traffic is getting through the area. The injured person's name will be released later this evening with photographs when available.

On May 28, 2013 at approximately 12:40 p.m., a 1997 Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by a 45 year-old male was eastbound on Highway 58 near milepost 48. After going through a curve, for an unknown reason the pickup traveled across the centerline into the westbound lane and struck a travel trailer pulled behind a 2007 GMC pickup driven by BRIAN KRAAL, age 58, from Springfield. The Toyota pickup then continued into the side of a tanker truck and trailer that was following the GMC pickup.

The Toyota pickup's driver was extricated by firefighters from Oakridge Fire Department and then taken by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend for treatment of serious injuries. Safety restraint use is pending confirmation.

KRAAL, his female passenger, and the commercial truck driver, KENNETH DOOLEY, age 53, from Eugene, were not injured. They were using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Springfield and Oakridge offices responded to the scene. Senior Trooper Erich Schermerhorn is the lead investigator.

ODOT and Oakridge Fire Department assisted at the scene. Traffic updates at www.TripCheck.com.

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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 26 near Timber Junction (Photo)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
SERIOUS INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - HIGHWAY 26 NEAR TIMBER JUNCTION (PHOTO)
Posted: May 28th, 2013 5:22 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1002/64665/052813.hwy26mp36.jpg

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a single vehicle serious injury traffic crash that occurred Tuesday afternoon along Highway 26 near the Timber Junction. Fatigue is a possible contributing factor and the driver's name will be released later today.

On May 28, 2013 at approximately 1:15 p.m., a 2005 Dodge Magnum driven by a 66-year old male was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 36 when the driver reportedly fell asleep. The vehicle traveled across the eastbound lane narrowly missing an oncoming log truck, went over an embankment and rolled onto its driver side about 50 feet from the highway.

The driver was extricated by fire personnel and then taken by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. He was using safety restraints and the vehicle's airbags deployed.

OSP troopers from the North Plains work site are investigating. Senior Trooper Steve Carlson is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Washington County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and fire personnel. One way alternating traffic was maintained for over 2 hours to keep the highway open during the emergency response and scene investigation.

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FINAL Crash I-84 MP18 1 mile East of Troutdale

OPEN:EB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder 05/28/13 1704

Jet Pilot Makes Great Landing Despite Disabled Landing Gear

News Release from: Hillsboro Fire and Rescue
JET PILOT MAKES GREAT LANDING DESPITE DISABLED LANDING GEAR
Posted: May 28th, 2013 5:02 PM
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(Hillsboro, Oregon) A Lear jet with five people on board landed safely today after the pilot discovered his front landing gear had not deployed correctly. Hillsboro Fire and Rescue was called to standby for the incident at 2:53 pm.

The pilot made several passes at low altitude so experts could determine whether the nose gear was down properly. The wheel appeared to be deployed at an odd angle. The pilot aborted his landing attempt for a period of time to burn off more than half of his estimated 8,000 lbs. of fuel.

When the aircraft landed, the pilot was able to maintain control of the aircraft until it made a complete stop on the Hillsboro Airport runway. Hillsboro Fire Department crews ensured no one was injured and there was no fire or other problems with the aircraft. They cleared from the scene at about 4:30 pm when an aircraft tow arrived to remove the aircraft from the runway.

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Vancouver Police announces new bicycle theft prevention program and partnership

News Release from: Vancouver Police Dept.
VANCOUVER POLICE ANNOUNCES NEW BICYCLE THEFT PREVENTION PROGRAM AND PARTNERSHIP
Posted: May 28th, 2013 4:56 PM

The Vancouver Police Department has partnered with Bad Monkey Bikes (1717 Broadway)and Bike Clark County to decrease the theft of stolen bikes and the number of bicycles recovered without identifiable owners.

"Monkey Shield" is a program where bicycle owners can register their bicycles with Bad Monkey Bikes for free. Registration includes a theft resistant sticker. This sticker will let police know that an owner's contact information is on file.

If police locate a bicycle they suspect is stolen, they can call Bad Monkey Bikes and return it to the owner. If a participant's bicycle is lost or stolen, the victim can contact the shop to obtain their bicycle information, including serial number, to make a report to the police.

The "Monkey Shield" program starts tomorrow at 1717 Broadway at 1:00 PM. "Bike Clark County", a recent victim of several stolen bicycles, is going to register all of their bicycles at Bad Monkey Bikes.

Bike Clark County is a non-profit bicycle advocacy organization.

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Crash I-84 MP18 1 mile East of Troutdale

05/28/13 1632 1 LT LN CLSD. RT LN REOPENED. POLICE ON SCN.

Crash I-84 MP18 1 mile East of Troutdale

CLOSED:EB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder 2VEH 05/28/13 1627

FINAL Crash OR-99W MP8.65 Highway 217

OPEN:SB:All Lanes, Shoulder 05/28/13 1618

OSP Trooper vehicle vandalized near the courthouse.

News Release from: Oregon City Police Dept.
OSP TROOPER VEHICLE VANDALIZED NEAR THE COURTHOUSE.
Posted: May 28th, 2013 3:59 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1388/64661/Document_sent_from_Oregon_City_Police001.pdf

On May 22, 2013 between 1:00 pm and 2:00pm an unknown male suspect damaged an Oregon State Police vehicle while it was parked near the Clackamas County Courthouse. The OSP Trooper was attending a court appearance, while his patrol vehicle was parked in a lot off Railroad Ave and 9th St in Downtown Oregon City. Local video surveillance as well as the Trooper's dash cam caught the suspect approaching the Trooper's car just before the damage occurred. The damage to the Trooper's car was estimated at $1200. The Oregon City Police Department is requesting help in identifying this unknown male suspect. He appears to be a white male adult in his 30's about 6' tall, 180 lbs, wearing a brown or green hooded coat, red ball cap, and blue jeans. The suspect was walking his dog with a red leash during the crime. He was associated with a late 90's white Ford SUV with no front bumper. Anyone with information regarding this crime or the suspect's identity can contact the Oregon Ci
ty Police Department Tip Line at (503) 496-1616.

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Crash OR-99W MP8.65 Highway 217

CLOSED:SB:Right Lane, Shoulder 3VEH 05/28/13 1556

Vancouver Police Continue to Investigate the Vehicle Explosion

News Release from: Vancouver Police Dept.
VANCOUVER POLICE CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE THE VEHICLE EXPLOSION
Posted: May 28th, 2013 3:32 PM

As of time of this report, investigation of the car explosion on NE 54th St from earlier this morning continues. Investigators are taking extra precautions to clear the scene due to various potentially dangerous chemical components involved.

At this point in time, this explosion appears to be isolated in nature. There are no known outstanding persons of interest at this time. Furthermore, there are no reasons to believe that there is any danger to the community in relation to this incident.

Vancouver Police will not be able to release any further information on this incident until further notice.

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Man Shoots, Kills Aggressive Bear on Property west of Klamath Falls (Photo)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
MAN SHOOTS, KILLS AGGRESSIVE BEAR ON PROPERTY WEST OF KLAMATH FALLS (PHOTO)
Posted: May 28th, 2013 2:35 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1002/64651/052813.KFalls.bear.JPG

A Klamath County resident killed a bear Tuesday morning on his property after the bear tried to attack his family's dogs and then turned toward the man's home before being shot. Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division investigated and concluded no crime was committed.

According to Sergeant Randy Hand, on May 28, 2013 at approximately 4:45 a.m., OSP was contacted by the adult male resident reporting he shot and killed a large bear near his house after it allegedly chased his dogs, then aggressively turned toward him after he opened his back door to check on the commotion.

The investigation indicated during the early morning hours, the man let his dogs out of the house on his Round Lake area property west of Klamath Falls. Moments later, the man said he heard his dogs barking and a roaring sound so he looked outside and saw a large bear chasing his dogs. The man retrieved a rifle and opened the back door where he saw the bear about 25 feet away immediately turn toward him in an aggressive manner. Fearing for the safety of his family and dogs, he shot at the bear twice. The bear ran off and was found dead about a hundred yards from his home.

According to Hand, the man was quite shaken by the encounter but neither he nor his dogs were hurt. The investigation found evidence matching the man's description of the encounter and killing.

The bear was first taken to Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) biologists who took biological samples from the 350 pound bear. It was then taken to the Klamath Tribes for dispersal to tribal members.

Oregon law (ORS 498.012) allows a landowner or landowner agent to use lethal means to address damage, public nuisance, or public health risk on land that a person owns or lawfully occupies involving bears without obtaining an ODFW permit.

The man requested his name not be released.

Photograph - Oregon State Police
(OSP in photo is Sergeant Hand)

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FINAL Bridge Lift I-5 MP308.18-308.32 Oregon Washington Border

OPEN:SB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder NB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder 05/28/13 1354

Bridge Lift I-5 MP308.18-308.32 Oregon Washington Border

CLOSED:SB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder NB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder 05/28/13 1337

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - TUE 1:33pm

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: A crash involving a semi is blocking the eastbound lane of OR 58 (Willamette Hwy.), approximately 14 miles east of Oakridge in Lane County (MP 48.75). Traffic is currently being flagged through the area in alternating directions. Motorists should anticipate delays.

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Oregon State Police - TUE 1:28pm

Oregon State Police: Serious Injury Crash Hwy 58 MP 50 East of Oakridge W/Blockage. No more info. Traffic updates TripCheck.com.

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OSP Fish & Wildlife Troopers Step Up Holiday Weekend Razor Clam Digging Enforcement on Clatsop County Beaches

News Release from: Oregon State Police
OSP FISH & WILDLIFE TROOPERS STEP UP HOLIDAY WEEKEND RAZOR CLAM DIGGING ENFORCEMENT ON CLATSOP COUNTY BEACHES
Posted: May 28th, 2013 1:13 PM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1002/64647/Clams.jpg

Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division troopers stepped up enforcement efforts over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend on Clatsop County beaches to educate clam diggers through enforcement of rules and regulations for the protection of razor clam populations. During the two day focused effort, troopers contacted 305 people while noting an overall 85 percent compliance rate for related rules and regulations.

With some of the lowest tides of the year occurring during the holiday weekend, OSP Fish & Wildlife troopers, in uniform and plain clothes, were on the beaches with thousands of people visiting Clatsop County to partake in digging razor clams. Troopers issued 27 warnings and 20 citations for violations including unlawfully digging clams for another, exceeding the bag limit, failure to retain the first 15 clams, and license violations.

Clams seized by troopers as evidence were later donated to local food banks.

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Metro Sheriffs' Memorial Weekend Preliminary Traffic Safety Results

News Release from: Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
METRO SHERIFFS' MEMORIAL WEEKEND PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SAFETY RESULTS
Posted: May 28th, 2013 12:34 PM

Metro Sheriffs' Memorial Weekend Preliminary Traffic Safety Results

May 28, 2013-- Metro area Sheriff's Offices from Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill Counties increased DUII patrols during this Memorial holiday weekend. Deputies were out in force working on a regional effort to identify and arrest DUII drivers and other aggressive drivers.

Listed are the preliminary results from the five counties collected between 6:00p.m. May 23, 2013 and 4:00a.m. May 28, 2013:

Total drivers contacted: 1250
Total distracted driving citations: 82
Total aggressive driving citations: 95
DUII Arrests: 28-two were drug related
DUII related crashes: 4-none fatal
Total Arrests: 54
Driving While Suspended citations: 37
Speeding citations: 326

Unfortunately, two people lost their lives in a motor vehicle crash within the five reporting counties this holiday weekend. The crash occurred on May 26, 2013 on SW Highway 219 and SW Simpson Road south of Hillsboro.

The Metro Sheriffs' Offices will continue their regional traffic safety efforts during holidays and other high traffic times of the year.

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FINAL Crash I-5 MP304.18 Portland, Intersection with Killingsworth St

OPEN:SB:All Lanes 3VEH 05/28/13 1226

update Crash I-5 MP304.18 Portland, Intersection with Killingsworth St

OPEN:SB:Middle Lane CLOSED:SB:Left Lane 05/28/13 1202

Crash I-5 MP304.18 Portland, Intersection with Killingsworth St

CLOSED:SB:Middle Lane 05/28/13 1159

FINAL Disabled Vehicle - Hazard US-26 MP70.64 Beaverton, Intersection with Camelot

OPEN:EB:All Lanes 05/28/13 1149

Disabled Vehicle - Hazard US-26 MP70.64 Beaverton, Intersection with Camelot

CLOSED:EB:Right Lane 1VEH 05/28/13 1145

OSP Arrests Man Following Cave Junction Area Shooting; Victim Critically Injured (Photo)

News Release from: Oregon State Police
OSP ARRESTS MAN FOLLOWING CAVE JUNCTION AREA SHOOTING; VICTIM CRITICALLY INJURED (PHOTO)
Posted: May 28th, 2013 11:06 AM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1002/64639/Fehlhaber.jpg (Fehlhaber)

Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 58-year old Illinois Valley man Monday night following a shooting in a parking lot of the Junction Inn in Cave Junction. The victim is in critical condition as OSP Criminal Investigations Division detectives continue the investigation.

According to Sergeant Jeff Fitzgerald, on May 27, 2013 at approximately 10:44 p.m., two OSP troopers were in the Cave Junction area on an unrelated call when a report was received of a shooting in the parking lot of Junction Inn located on S. Redwood Highway. The troopers arrived a few minutes later and discovered a critically injured adult male suffering a single gunshot wound to the chest. A second adult male, identified as RONALD DALE FEHLHABER, age 58, from Illinois Valley, was subsequently taken into custody.

The injured male identified as IMMANUEL ANGEL DAY, age 32, from Illinois Valley, was initially transported by Mercy Flights via air ambulance to Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass. He was later transferred by ground ambulance to Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford where he is in critical condition.

Preliminary investigation indicates the two men who are acquaintances were involved in an altercation in the parking lot when FEHLHABER shot DAY one time using a 9mm handgun.

FEHLHABER was lodged in the Josephine County Jail on the following charges:

* Attempted Murder
* Assault in the First Degree
* Unlawful Use of a Weapon
* Unlawful Possession of a Weapon

OSP detectives are seeking any witnesses to the shooting. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Sergeant Fitzgerald at (541) 618-7952 or Detective Annie Harris at (541) 618-7967.

Photograph - Josephine County Sheriff's Office

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Preliminary Statistics for Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Period

News Release from: Oregon State Police
PRELIMINARY STATISTICS FOR MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND PERIOD
Posted: May 28th, 2013 11:02 AM

Preliminary statistics in Oregon for the 2013 Memorial Day holiday weekend period noted an increase in traffic fatalities in comparison to last year's holiday weekend total. This year's 78-hour holiday reporting period began at 6:00 p.m., Friday, May 24, and concluded May 27 at 11:59 p.m.

According to ODOT's Fatality Analysis Reporting System, six people died in 5 separate fatal traffic crashes in Oregon during this year's reporting period. Three people died last year, and a total of 64 people have died in Oregon traffic crashes during this holiday period since 2000. The highest number reported was in 1979 when thirteen people were killed. Since 1970, an average of six traffic fatalities are reported each Memorial Day Holiday period in Oregon traffic crashes.

The following is a brief review of Oregon's confirmed fatal crashes during this year's holiday period:

* On Saturday, May 25, at approximately 2:36 a.m., a 24-year old male pedestrian from Springfield was struck and killed by a passenger car at the intersection of Highway 126 Expressway and 52nd Street in Springfield. The car's driver was arrested for Manslaughter in the First Degree, DUII, and Reckless Driving. Springfield Police Department is the lead investigating agency.
* On Saturday, May 25, at approximately 6:45 a.m., a 22-year old Eugene man died after losing control of a motorcycle at a high rate of speed along US Forest Service Road 18 east of Fall Creek Reservoir. Oregon State Police is the lead investigating agency.
* On Saturday, May 25, at approximately 3:57 p.m., a 32-year old Hermiston man died in a two-vehicle rollover crash on Hat Rock Road near Highway 730. Umatilla County Sheriff's Office is the lead investigating agency.
* On Sunday, May 26, at approximately 2:19 a.m., three vehicles were involved in a serious injury crash at SE 20th Avenue and SE Madison Street in Portland. Several people were injured including a 28-year old male who reportedly died Monday night at a Portland-area hospital. A 26-year old man was subsequently arrested for several charges including DUII, Hit & Run, and Reckless Driving, with additional charges pending. Another involved driver was also cited for DUII. Portland Police Bureau is the lead investigating agency.
* On Sunday, May 26, at approximately 3:24 p.m., a 24-year old Portland woman and 29-year old Beaverton man died after their vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign and were involved in a collision with another vehicle at the intersection of SE Simpson Road and SW Hillsboro Highway. Washington County Sheriff's Office is the lead investigating agency.

Preliminary DUII arrest statistics for Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers during the holiday period indicates 48 drivers were arrested. Last year, OSP troopers reported 64 DUII arrests. OSP offices reporting three or more DUII arrests were:

* Springfield Area Command office - 8 DUII arrests
* Bend Area Command office - 5 DUII arrests
* Portland Area Command office - 5 DUII arrests
* Astoria Area Command office - 4 DUII arrests
* Salem Area Command office - 3 DUII arrests
* Albany Area Command office - 3 DUII arrests
* The Dalles Area Command office - 3 DUII arrests
* Roseburg Area Command office - 3 DUII arrests
* Central Point Area Command office - 3 DUII arrests

OSP reminds drivers that State, county and local police agencies are continuing increased enforcement efforts as part of the "Click It or Ticket" mobilization through June 2. Law enforcement officers are stepping up efforts to encourage vehicle occupants to buckle up, keep impaired drivers off the road, and deter distracted and other dangerous driving.

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FINAL Disabled Vehicle - Hazard I-5 MP307.97 Oregon Washington Border

OPEN:SB:All Lanes 05/28/13 1049

Disabled Vehicle - Hazard I-5 MP307.97 Oregon Washington Border

CLOSED:SB:Right Lane 05/28/13 1042

Vancouver Police Investigate Explosion

News Release from: Vancouver Police Dept.
VANCOUVER POLICE INVESTIGATE EXPLOSION
Posted: May 28th, 2013 10:38 AM

Vancouver Police responded to an explosion in the 9100 Block of NE 54th St at approximately 0330 hours this am. Upon arrival officers found a deceased male in a vehicle at the site of the explosion. ATF, FBI, MEDU and Vancouver Major Crimes are on the scene and conducting a full investigation.

There is no further information on the deceased or cause of the explosion at this time.

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FINAL Bridge Lift I-5 MP307.97 Oregon Washington Border

OPEN:SB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder NB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder 05/28/13 1009

FINAL Bridge Lift I-5 MP307.97 Oregon Washington Border

OPEN:SB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder NB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder 05/28/13 1009

Bridge Lift I-5 MP307.97 Oregon Washington Border

CLOSED:SB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder NB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder 05/28/13 0956

FINAL Crash I-5 MP286 Wilsonville, Intersection with Elligsen Rd

OPEN:SB:All Lanes 3VEH 05/28/13 0803

Crash I-5 MP286 Wilsonville, Intersection with Elligsen Rd

CLOSED:SB:Right Lane 05/28/13 0703

FINAL Crash I-5 MP303.16 1 mile South of Portland, Intersection with Going St

OPEN:NB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder 05/28/13 0454

Crash I-5 MP303.16 1 mile South of Portland, Intersection with Going St

CLOSED:NB:All Lanes, Median, Shoulder 3VEH 05/28/13 0252

Murder Suicide leaves Married Couple Dead and another Man Injured

News Release from: Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
MURDER SUICIDE LEAVES MARRIED COUPLE DEAD AND ANOTHER MAN INJURED
Posted: May 28th, 2013 12:22 AM
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-05/1128/64626/PR_130527_Murder_Suicide_River_Rd.pdf

Tonight Sheriff's deputies responded to a shooting call on SW River Road south of Hillsboro. Two people were killed in an apparent murder suicide and a third person was shot and injured.

On Monday, May 27, 2013, at 6:26 p.m., Sheriff's deputies responded to reports that at least one person had been shot at 5355 SW River Road in unincorporated Washington County.

Deputies arrived and quickly entered the house at 5355 SW River Rd. They found two people deceased inside the home. Deputies then located a third man at a neighbor's house who had been shot. He was later transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Washington County homicide detectives were called out to investigate the incident. They identified the suspect as 61-year-old Kenneth Van Patten and the deceased victim as 56-year-old Melinda Van Patten. They lived in the house and had been married for decades. The other victim is 56-year-old Glen Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton was a roommate of the Van Patten's. It appears that Mr. Van Patten shot both his wife and their roommate and then shot himself.

Detectives are continuing to process the scene and investigate the shooting. It is unknown at this time how many rounds were fired or the exact sequence of events that transpired in the house. No further information will be available tonight.

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Info on Hillsboro Shooting for late news.

News Release from: Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
INFO ON HILLSBORO SHOOTING FOR LATE NEWS.
Posted: May 27th, 2013 10:13 PM

I was just notified that the next of kin in the Hillsboro murder Suicide have been notified. The deceased woman is 56-year-old Melinda Van Patten, her husband 61-year-old Kenneth Van Patten killed her and himself. 56-year-old Glen Hamilton was also shot. He had a non-life-threatening injury. A press release will be out later tonight.

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FINAL Crash I-84 MP37 6 miles East of Multnomah Falls

OPEN:WB:All Lanes, Shoulder 05/27/13 2153

American Red Cross - Oregon Region - MON 9:14pm

American Red Cross - Oregon Region: Disaster volunteers responded to a house fire in the 24000 block of SW Highway 101 in Cloverdale. The Red Cross provided food, clothing, infant supplies, comfort kits and information about mental health services for 2 adults, 6 children and 2 dogs.

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Update: Added Info & Photos - Multi-Vehicle Crash - Interstate 84 near Corbett

News Release from: Oregon State Police
UPDATE: ADDED INFO & PHOTOS - MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH - INTERSTATE 84 NEAR CORBETT
Posted: May 27th, 2013 9:08 PM
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Three people were injured Monday afternoon in a series of several near simultaneous crashes that occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 between Corbett and Rooster Rock State Park. The crashes closed the westbound lanes for approximately 90 minutes. No names are available for this release.

According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Senior Trooper Duane Larson, on May 27, 2013 at approximately 4:00 p.m., heavy holiday-related traffic was traveling westbound along Interstate 84 east of Corbett during conditions described as heavy rain with standing water on the roadway. An estimated 25 vehicles, passenger cars and pickups, were involved in approximately five different crash scenes spread out over a mile and a half.

OSP troopers, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies, Multnomah County Rural Fire Protection District #14 firefighters, AMR ambulance personnel, and ODOT employees responded to the scene. Some of the vehicles had to be towed from the area and three people were taken to hospitals in Portland and Gresham for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

No citations were issued and no other information is available for release.

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UPD Crash I-84 MP37 6 miles East of Multnomah Falls

OPEN:WB:Left Lane EB:All Lanes, Median CLOSED:WB:Right Lane, Shoulder 05/27/13 2057

Crash I-84 MP37 6 miles East of Multnomah Falls

CLOSED:WB:All Lanes, Shoulder EB:Left Lane, Median 2VEH 05/27/13 1948

FINAL Crash I-84 MP24-25 2 miles East of Corbett

OPEN:WB:All Lanes, Median 05/27/13 1909

Crash I-84 MP24-25 2 miles East of Corbett

OPEN:WB:Left Lane, Shoulder CLOSED:WB:Right Lane, Median 05/27/13 1824