A child was rescued from the water after they were swept out to sea at Cannon Beach Thursday afternoon. Officials say the child was "sucked out" by the tide near Haystack Rock around 1:30 in the afternoon. Rescue teams from the US Coast Guard were able to find the victim and bring them back to shore.
Portland police say a man has died at a local hospital after he was shot in the Montavilla neighborhood Thursday night. Shortly before 10:30 p.m. officers learned that a man with apparent gunshot wounds had arrived at the Providence Portland Medical Center on Northeast Glisan Street. However, by the time they arrived, they discovered that the victim had been taken to another hospital due to the severity of his injuries.
Prizes for those opting to get their coronavirus vaccine continue to roll out in Oregon. On Friday, Governor Kate Brown said her office has teamed up with the Portland Timbers and Thorns for grand prize giveaways at three upcoming home games to further encourage people to get the shot.
The road to Providence Newberg Medical Center was blocked for more than an hour late Friday morning when crews were forced to close it after a gas line at a nearby construction site broke. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and NW Natural crews quickly responded to the scene and worked to repair the broken line.
A new bus clad with some of Oregon's prominent LBGTQ+ figures is hitting the road. TriMet unveiled its Pride bus earlier this month, and it will be servicing the Portland area into 2022. Pride Month, celebrated every June, honors and celebrates everyone who falls under the LGBTQ+ umbrella.
HILLSBORO, Ore. – Police took someone into custody Friday after the person threw a backpack into the street near a Hillsboro MAX station, claiming it contained a bomb. The incident happened near the Hatfield MAX Station on Southwest Adams, which is near the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
PORTLAND, Ore. – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon and the special agent in charge of the local FBI issued a statement Friday in response to dozens of Portland Police officers resigning from a specialized crowd-control unit earlier this week. The members of the bureau’s Rapid Response Team, tasked with responding to Portland’s civil unrest over the past year, voted to resign from the volunteer assignment on Wednesday.
With hot and dry conditions in the forecast, a new burn ban is going into effect Friday afternoon that covers a good portion of the Portland metro area. The high fire danger burn ban covers the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue service area, and includes areas in Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas and Yamhill counties.
PORTLAND, Ore. Oregon is showing more signs of progress amid the COVID-19 pandemic as yet another county moves to the state’s “lower risk” level of coronavirus restrictions. Polk County made the move after Governor Kate Brown said 65% of its residents are partially vaccinated and county officials submitted its equity plan.
PORTLAND, Ore. – Police are investigating a shooting in southeast Portland early Friday morning. Reports of gunfire came in at about 1:45 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Southeast 97th Avenue and Foster Road. Officers have not released information on whether anyone was hurt, or whether police are looking for suspects.
A tow truck driver was shot and killed at a Hillsboro apartment complex Thursday morning, and police say they have a suspect in custody. Officers say that the tow truck driver was moving vehicles out of the Park Creek Village apartments parking lot on Southeast 44th Avenue near Tualatin Valley Highway for an asphalt resealing and striping project.
The Oregon Health Authority reported 300 new coronavirus cases in the state on Thursday, both confirmed and presumptive. The latest figure raises the total number of cases in Oregon to 205,988 since the pandemic began early last year. State health officials also reported one more virus-related death, raising the state's death toll 2,745.
Oregon is slowly but surely bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic. One positive indicator was its recent feature on Good Morning America's Rise and Shine series. It shed light on some local spots that might be well-known to Oregonians, but undiscovered gems to visitors. Just outside of Portland, Michelle Week is honoring her Native American ancestry by bringing Indigenous foods from farm to table.
A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime for stabbing a Black man at a fast-food restaurant in Ontario, Oregon in 2019. According to the US Department of Justice, 27-year-old Nolan Levi Strauss pleaded guilty to a hate crime involving an attempt to kill on Thursday.
A Lebanon, Oregon man has pleaded guilty to multiple charges after he took advantage of COVID-19 relief programs from the Small Business Administration and pocketed millions of dollars for personal use. Andrew Lloyd, 51, pleaded guilty to bank fraud, money laundering, and aggravated identity theft, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Oregon.
An officer working at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility was assaulted over the weekend by an inmate wielding a make-shift knife, according to the Oregon Department of Corrections. The DOC said the attack happened Saturday afternoon, June 12, at the Intake Center. Other security staff immediately responded, taking the inmate to a "segregation unit" at another DOC facility as others gave first aid to the officer who was wounded.
PORTLAND, Ore. – The City of Portland say it's looking into a new policy from Airbnb that seeks to prevent landlords from profiting off COVID-19 related evictions. Both in Oregon and nationwide, eviction bans are set to expire at the end of the month. This is expected to lead to a surge in people losing their homes.
PORTLAND, Ore. – With the start of Oregon’s wildfire season just around the corner, Multnomah County officials want you to be prepared for the smoke. In northwest Oregon, fire season is typically declared by fire leaders the first week of July. This year though, the Oregon Department of Forestry anticipates all state-protected land will be in fire season by the end of June.
Interstate 5 northbound is back open Thursday morning following a fatal crash south of Woodburn, Oregon State Police troopers said. The crash was initially reported near Gervais. Preliminary information from troopers reported that a person died at the scene. In an update later that day, OSP said a pedestrian, identified as 63-year-old Jeri Sherrod, was struck and killed by a semi-truck while standing in the northbound lanes of the interstate.