Wednesday in Portland: Earthquakes strike near Mount Hood, Portland doughnut shops make Yelp's top 100 and moreEmily ScarvieNewsBreak Contributor
Portland Police Bureau Dismisses Serial Killer Rumors After Six Suspicious DeathsAmor PropioNewsBreak Contributor
Oregon Governor Enacts Legislation Amplifying Punishments for Street Racing and TakeoversShabbir AhmadNewsBreak Contributor
Tuesday in Portland: Suspect in May Apartments fire indicted on 55 counts including arson, animal abuse and moreEmily ScarvieNewsBreak Contributor
Best Places to See Christmas Lights in PortlandCandi CareyNewsBreak Contributor
Oregon Man Who Slashed Tires on 100 Vehicles Gets Three Years in Prison
A Sandy resident who went on a four-day tire-slashing spree targeting his neighbors earlier this year has been sentenced to three years in state prison as part of a plea deal. Tyler D. Hardy
Body of man who went missing spreading ashes found near Molalla
MOLALLA Ore. (KPTV) – The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says the body of a missing man has been found after going missing Monday near Molalla, according to officials. According to investigators, the 58-year-old Welches man had gone with his brother to spread the ashes of a loved one. The two were searching for a tree with special significance to their family near S. Lais Road and S. Dickie Prairie Road, southeast of Molalla.
‘Bill of lies’: Clackamas County commissioners explore overturning Measure 110
In an effort to overturn Measure 110, Clackamas County commissioners are debating whether voters are willing to re-criminalize hard drugs.
Cougar chased cyclist on Mount Hood Corridor, ODFW warns
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is warning citizens that a cougar allegedly chased a mountain biker along a trail in the Brightwood area of the Mount Hood Corridor on May 31.
Sandy junior Matthew Kosderka named pitcher of the year
A slinger out of Sandy won one of the top baseball awards in the Mt. Hood Conference this season. Pioneers junior pitcher Matthew Kosderka was named the best on the mound for the 2023 season, while Central Catholic’s Armand Lettiere was named player of the year and Rams Justin Barchus was coach of the year. Here are the rest of the Mt. Hood baseball all-conference recipients: ...
Gresham teen reported missing has been found, police say
GRESHAM Ore. (KPTV) – The Gresham Police Department says a 14-year-old boy who has been missing for a month has been found. According to officials, Everett Walker, 14, left his home in southeast Gresham early May 5. Walker was staying temporarily with friends whose parents were unaware he was a runaway.
Multnomah County Homicide Suspect Arrested for Domestic Violence
A woman’s body was discovered on Saturday, June 3, afternoon in Multnomah County, and the officials believe the death was the result of a homicide that was caused by domestic abuse. After receiving many calls to 911 reporting a domestic dispute just before 5:00 p.m., the Multnomah County Sheriff’s...
A Major Investment in East Portland Road Safety Will Deprive a Heat Island of 570 Trees
People living near Southeast Powell Boulevard have asked for sidewalks and more traffic lanes for nearly 20 years. Soon, state transportation officials will be giving them just that: wider blacktop and new sidewalks along 67 blocks of the arterial road as it runs east from Interstate 205 into Gresham. But...
Oregon HS softball team wins state championship game without a hit
Hitting certainly helps, but a softball team in the Pacific Northwest has proven that you can win a state championship game without it. According to an account by Grayson Weir at Outkick, Sheldon High School in Oregon won their state title over Oregon City this past weekend without recording a single hit.
Estacada softball, Cody White earn heap of awards
Rangers fans had plenty to smile about this spring season, as a huge number of Estacada athletes were individually honored with Tri-Valley Conference all-league placements. Softball, who followed its historic finish last year with another impressive showing at state, had seven athletes recognized. Senior Natalie Simmons and junior Libby Juker were named to the first-team for infield and outfield respectively. Senior Kayla Caceres, infield; junior Charlie Felix, first base; and junior Emerson Bailey, outfield, all earned spots on the second team. And for honorable mention...
Huskies Discover Oregon City LB in Northwest Showcase, Offer Him
Clay Martineau has nine scholarship proposals as his recruiting begins to take off.
Oregon breakaway effort is down to just 8 votes, deepening urban-rural divide
ENTERPRISE, Ore. — A grassroots movement to redraw Oregon’s border is gaining traction after voters in 11 rural, conservative counties approved measures this year that would start the process of seceding from the blue state and joining Republican-dominated Idaho. In Oregon’s Wallowa County, just eight votes separated those...
News Briefs: I-84 repaving to cause summer delays
I-84 repaving to cause nighttime delays East Multnomah County drivers should expect some delays this summer as the Oregon Department of Transportation commences a repaving and resurfacing project along Interstate 84. About 6 miles of I-84 are being worked in two locations — between Interstate 205 and 169th Avenue, and east of 201st Avenue to Exit 17. What that means for drivers will be nighttime lane closures and occasional ramp...
Multnomah County says we could reach record number of mosquitoes this year
There will soon be harsher punishments for people caught street racing in Oregon after Governor Tina Kotek just signed a new bill into law. Portland State University student Faisal El Obeidi is bringing tastes from his home right to campus with his food truck, Sheesh Shawarma. At least 7 businesses...
Professionals lauded for response to mental health crisis in Oregon City
Two employees of the Oregon City Police Department recently received honors from the Optimist Club for their “patience, professionalism and perseverance” during hours of tense negotiation with a suicidal man on the edge of a 130-foot cliff. In March 2022, several Oregon City officers responded to the McLoughlin Promenade above Highway 99E after a man called 911 to report that he had cut his wrists and intended to jump off the bluff. OCPD’s Behavioral Health Specialist Valentina Muggia and Detective Jon Neece, who is also...
Barlow softball’s Peyton Trickel named 2023 player of the year
A talented Barlow sophomore exploded onto the scene this season with an impressive showing that earned recognition as the best softballer in the region. Bruins Peyton Trickel was named the player of the year for the Mt. Hood Conference, while Barlow’s Rob Gehrke was named coach of the year. The pitcher of the year was junior Gracie Huston, of Central Catholic. Trickel is a jack-of-all trades on defense, starring as...
Clackamas County resident: We can’t afford ODOT’s tolling scheme
During the approval process for House Bill 2017, the 2017 transportation bill, there was almost no public awareness that tolling was in ODOT’s plans for our future. Since that time, there has been a consistent lack of clarity on what is being proposed and where millions collected would be spent. ODOT has assumed and stated the primary purpose of tolling is to “change our behavior.” The federal government has approved a two-year pilot project for tolling a section of I-205. There is no long-term approval...
Oregon City loses 6A softball title game on obstruction call, but Pioneers all smiles when reflecting on big picture
By Dan Brood Up near the top of the grandstands at the University of Oregon’s Jane Sanders Stadium, members of the Oregon City softball team were gathered along with friends, schoolmates and family. The Pioneers had just lost 1-0, in very heartbreaking fashion, to Sheldon in Saturday’s ...
Julie Savage to step into Sandy's Kelso principal role in August
As current Kelso Elementary School Principal Spencer McEwen prepares to move into a district role a the student services administrator, a new leader is needed for the Sandy-area grade school. On May 26, the Oregon Trail School District announced that Julie Savage will take the helm as of August. Savage has more than 20 years of experience in education, mainly teaching. Seven of those years were spent as a Title...
Portland sees rush for Section 8 housing while drugs and homelessness run rampant
The Portland, Oregon, area is taking Section 8 housing applications for the first time in seven years, but residents are concerned it will do little to stem the expanding homelessness crisis.
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