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Cyclist hit and killed in Salem

SALEM, Ore. — A semi-truck struck and killed a bicyclist in Salem on Oct. 15. According to officials, a semi-truck was traveling southwest on Salem Parkway on a green light when a cyclist went northbound through Cherry Avenue. They were struck by the truck and killed. Police did not arrest...
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Portland police say car thieves are using ‘deception’ to steal from unsuspecting drivers

Portland police are alerting the public to a type of “deception” that thieves are using to lure drivers out of their cars so the thieves can steal them. Police on Saturday described four separate instances this past week when two to four teenage boys or young men reportedly ran up to victims’ cars “frantically” yelling that something was wrong with the car or something was hanging out of the back of it. In some of the cases, the suspects banged on the cars. When the drivers got out to check, the suspects got in the car and drove off, police said.
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Some lines disrupted after MAX train derails in NE Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — A MAX Blue Line train derailed Saturday afternoon in Northeast Portland. A TriMet spokesperson confirmed that no riders were on board when the train went off the tracks. It happened near the Hollywood/NE 42nd Avenue Transit Center. According to TriMet, that area is currently closed due to their construction project near the Lloyd Center.

Two ships dock in Portland at the same time, a first for Vigor Shipyards

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland saw a unique situation Friday, two cruise ships dry-docked at the same time. A Vigor Shipyard representative said this is the first time anyone can remember this happening at the facility. Norwegian Cruise Line’s “Pride of America” sailed under the St. Johns bridge and pulled up...

PPB: Teenage suspects using deception technique to steal vehicles in SE Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) – The Portland Police Bureau is warning the public about a deception technique being used to steal cars in southeast Portland in the last week. Police said there have been at least four cars stolen. The victims all describe between two to four male teenagers running up to their car yelling, sometimes banging on the vehicle. They frantically yell that something is wrong with the vehicle or something is hanging out of the back of the vehicle. When the victims get out to check, the suspects jump in the car and drive it away.

Portland police warn public of car thieves' deception technique

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police are warning the public about a tactic being used to steal cars in Southeast Portland. Authorities said there have been four incidents of stolen cars in Portland where victims described the same type of scenario. The victims said 2-4 teenage boys ran up to their vehicles, banging on the windows saying something was the matter with the car or hanging out of the back of the car and when the victim gets out to check, one of the teens gets into the car and drives off.

'Lawless city?' Worry after Portland police don't stop chaos

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A crowd of 100 people wreaked havoc in downtown Portland, Oregon, this week, smashing storefront windows, lighting dumpsters on fire and causing at least $500,000 in damage. But police officers didn't stop them. Portland Police Bureau officials say that's because legislation passed by Oregon lawmakers this...

57 bullet casings, 4 live rounds found near Gresham

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police responded to a call for shots fired at SE 165th and Main Street in Portland early Saturday at around 12:48 a.m. They found the street covered with 57 casings and four live rounds. Two homes, four cars, one mailbox and one fence had been hit by bullets. No one was injured.

Oregon economists attribute COVID case spike to changing consumer behavior

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Botanist watched service peak over the summer. Owner Robbie Wilson tells KATU News the landscape is now changing. "In the summer, you could not hire enough people to deal with how busy it was. I’ve never seen restaurants that busy. We would have 300 people on a wait list just to get in and now it’s the exact opposite," Wilson said.

Portland passes 'grim milestone' of 1,000 shootings in 2021

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell shared a grim milestone on Saturday: since the beginning of the year, there have been more than 1,000 shootings in the city. The chief addressed this statistic in statements made on Twitter, calling Portland's gun violence "a terrible problem." He said these...

Here's how the Portland City Council could be more creative with the fall budget process -- and help average citizens

There are lots of long-term needs, but the City could also try some new things that would help make a difference. The City of Portland is about to enter into its Fall Budget Monitoring process, commonly known as the "Fall BMP". Due to revenue that is higher than forecast in this year's city budget, the City Council is looking to spend millions of dollars on projects that they feel are important.

Linfield football shows once again it’s the model of consistent winning as streak extends to 65 seasons

McMINNVILLE — For more than half a century, Saturdays here at Maxwell Field haven’t changed all that much. Sure, Linfield’s gridiron has seen its share of renovations. In 2004, the Division III university put $1.4 million into the stadium, adding synthetic turf, video displays, lights and a press box. It modernized the place, which first opened in 1928, but it didn’t really change the heart of it.

Police make arrest in Southeast Portland shooting from May

Investigators arrested a man in connection with a May shooting in Southeast Portland’s Hazelwood neighborhood, the Portland Police Bureau reported Saturday. Officers originally responded to reports of a shooting in the 12000 block of Southeast Ash Street around 3:45 p.m. Friday, May 28 and found a person shot in the arm, according to reports at the time. Police detained one person at the scene, but did not reveal whether that person was the shooter.