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Beaver to blame for brush fire at Multnomah Falls

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A beaver is to blame for a brush fire at Multnomah Falls on Thursday night. The Corbett Fire District said a beaver was trying to fall a tree when winds pushed the tree over onto a power line, which sparked the brush fire. It took crews...
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Multnomah County gun-related prosecution data now online

PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — Detailed information about gun-related cases prosecuted by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office is now online. A Firearms Data Dashboard went live on the district attorney’s office’s website on Thursday, Sept. 16. It is searchable by date, location, race and gender of both victims and perpetrators and type of crime committed. Search options can be displayed on an interactive map.
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Multnomah County DA rolls out gun violence dashboard

PORTLAND, Ore. — Multnomah County leaders say it's going to take a community effort to stop gun violence in Portland, and they're taking a big step to educate the community about the issue. On Thursday, District Attorney Mike Schmidt introduced the new Firearms Data Dashboard. It's a resource that allows...
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Portland grand jury finds officer-involved shooting to be justified

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced on Wednesday that a grand jury found the use of force by a Portland Police Bureau officer to be justified in the death of 40-year-old Michael Ray Townsend. Officer Curtis Brown and another officer, Officer Emmons, responded to a...
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Portland man gets life in prison for 2017 double murder, arson

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Portland man who poured gasoline in the apartment of his ex-girlfriend and lit a fire that killed two sleeping men has been sentenced to life in prison. Ryan Thomas Monaco killed 24-year-old Taher Alhaji and 42-year-old Jason Miller, who were roommates of Monaco’s on-and-off girlfriend....
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Wrongful death alleged in Portland security guard shooting

Freddy Nelson Jr. was killed May 29 after a Cornerstone Security Group guard shot through his windshield. Freddy Nelson Jr. was shot and killed in his car by an armed security guard in at the Delta Park Center in North Portland in May of this year. Now, his family — represented by Freddy Nelson's adult son, Kiono Nelson — is pursuing legal action. Kiono Nelson and his lawyer, Tom D'Amore, said the family is working on filing a wrongful death claim against the shooter, Logan Gimbel; the security company, Cornerstone Security Group; and TMT Development, who hired Cornerstone. According to...
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58-year-old sentenced to 20 years in prison for child sex abuse

PORTLAND, Ore. – A 58-year-old was sentenced to two decades of prison time on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty and ‘no contest’ to sexual abuse, unlawful sexual penetration, and attempted sexual abuse charges, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said. Matthew Campbell entered the pleas on September 10, though his...
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Sheriff Mike Reese’s Farewell Gift to Multnomah County: a $3 Million Shooting Range

Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese’s legacy in local law enforcement can perhaps be described in two words: shooting range. Before his term ends in December 2022, Reese wants to ensure sheriff’s deputies have a proper training center. WW has learned construction has begun in a Northeast Portland warehouse that will soon include office space, classrooms for training, and storage for evidence seized by the sheriff’s office.
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Grand jury clears cop who fatally shot man during crisis

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors say a grand jury has cleared a Portland police officer in the deadly shooting of a man who called for help during a mental health crisis and brandished a screwdriver. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office says Officer Curtis Brown will not...
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