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Mystery Surrounds Killing of Musician Who Traveled to Portland, Ore., for 'Adventure,' Was Found Dead in Park

Poet, musician and artist Erika Evans, 26, of Austin, Texas, was found dead on Sept. 23, and her killing remains unsolved Police in Portland, Ore., are investigating the shooting death of a 26-year-old musician and artist from Texas who traveled to the West Coast city for an "adventure" but was killed on a basketball court in a small park last week. On Sept. 23, police from the Central Precinct in northwest Portland responded to a call about a shooting at Wallace Park, the Portland Police Bureau said in...

Man Charged with Murder for Shooting His Twin Brother Dead Outside Hotel in Portland

Martre Oliver has been charged with the second-degree murder of his brother Martese Oliver A man has been charged with shooting his twin brother dead outside a hotel in Portland, Oregon. Martre Oliver was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals on Tuesday night in Renton, Washington, after his brother, Martese Oliver, was found dead outside a hotel on Sunday, Portland Police Bureau said in a statement. Martre, 26, was charged with second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon, Portland police added. According to authorities, Martese was found just before 3:30 a.m. local time...

Canby history uncovered during marker cleaning

The Heritage and Landmark Commission continues to clean and repair grave markers at historic cemeteryVolunteers assembled on a recent Saturday at Zion Mennonite Church to help preserve and protect some interesting Canby history. Led by the Canby Heritage and Landmark Commission, the volunteers continued the headstone cleaning project that began in 2018. In all, 22 volunteers received training, got cleaning supplies and went to work on the mold and growth that is covering some of Canby's history. "What an impactful way to understand the history of our area and the people who lived here," Janet Lewis noted during the event....

Burn season opening will be pushed back

Canby, Molalla and Colton fire districts join rest of Clackamas County in delaying normal Oct. 1 opening The Canby, Molalla and Colton fire districts, along with the rest of the Clackamas County fire district, are delaying the start of burn season this year. The open burning season would traditionally start on Oct. 1, but after an evaluation of weather forecasts and recent events, as well as a poll of fire chiefs in the country, the Clackamas County Fire Defense Board agencies made the collective decision to delay the opening of this year's burn season. Open burning is generally closed for the...

Hit-and-run crashes in Portland, Salem result in two deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man was killed late Thursday night in a hit-and-run crash in Northeast Portland, according to Portland police. Officers responded to a pedestrian-involved crash in the 4000 block of Northeast 122nd Avenue around 11:48 p.m. When officers and paramedics arrived, they found the pedestrian, who was identified as an adult male. He was dead upon arrival. His identity will later be confirmed once released to the public.

Woman intentionally sets fire to Portland apartment

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - A woman was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation after intentionally setting a fire to her apartment early Friday morning, according to Portland Fire and Rescue. Fire crews responded to a call of someone burning material just outside their apartment door just after...

October Events for Portland Families

It is officially fall. Pumpkin spice lattes have been in full swing for a month and it’s time for us to tote our little darlings through the mud for pumpkins. There are lots of great family events and experiences to enjoy this October, many of them including eating and taste-testing the fall bounty around us. Sounds good to me! I hope you can get out and enjoy one of these events, and let us know if you do!