Portland Police Bureau Dismisses Serial Killer Rumors After Six Suspicious DeathsAmor PropioNewsBreak Contributor
Wednesday in Portland: Earthquakes strike near Mount Hood, Portland doughnut shops make Yelp's top 100 and moreEmily ScarvieNewsBreak 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
Monday in Portland: PPB says rumors connecting deaths of 6 women are unfounded and moreEmily ScarvieNewsBreak Contributor
2 earthquakes strike near Mount Hood Tuesday afternoon
MOUNT HOOD, Ore. — Two earthquakes struck about a mile southwest of Mount Hood on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN). The first, a magnitude 3.0 earthquake, was detected at 2:35 p.m. about 46 miles east-southeast of Portland. The quake had a depth of about 0.82 miles.
A $28 Million Low-Income Apartment Complex Descends Into Chaos in Just Two and a Half Years
At first glance, the Buri Building in the Hazelwood neighborhood looks like an ideal way to house some of the thousands of people living in tent camps around Portland. Taxpayer money helped erect the Buri, named for late tenant rights advocate Justin Buri. The developer, a nonprofit called Northwest Housing Alternatives, used a tax-exempt bond program and low-income housing tax credits to finance construction and got public money from an alphabet soup of sources, including $175,000 from Metro, the regional government, that’s earmarked for buildings near mass transit.
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.
Portland Police: Driver, passenger identified in Morrison Bridge fatal crash
PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Police have identified the two people killed Sunday morning after the vehicle they were in went off the Morrison Bridge. 22-year-old Larry Angel Ayala-Valdez was behind the wheel of the 2003 Mercedes 500 when it struck a barrier, left the bridge, landing on the street below.
500,000 gallons of sewage leak into Oregon river
Residents of Portland, Oregon, have been advised to avoid one of the nation's largest rivers after roughly half a million gallons of sewage leaked into the water system, local officials said Monday afternoon. The reason for the advisory, officials said, is because there could be "increased bacteria" in the water. The issue is in the Willamette River, which according to nonprofit organization Willamette Riverkeeper is the 13th largest river by volume in the U.S. The river is also home to the nation's second-largest waterfall by volume and flows through some of the state's biggest cities, including Portland, Eugene and Salem. The mishap...
3 of 6 women found dead in Oregon, Washington may share potential connections
At least three of the six women whose bodies have been found in Oregon and Washington in recent months shared similar circumstances and had frequented the same places in the months before their deaths, according to a source close to the investigations. In particular, investigators are examining potential connections among...
Pro-Abortion Protester Lies Down On MAX Tracks To Disrupt Commuters
In one of the more strange protests that Portland has seen in recent years, a woman in an orange dress decided it would be a good idea to lie down in front of a street car and flail her legs in the air. The protester was said to be championing womens rights and abortion, decided to jump in front of the street car in broad daylight and lie on her back.
Oregon governor signs bill increasing penalties for street racing, takeovers
SALEM, Ore. (KPTV) - There will soon be harsher punishments for people caught street racing in Oregon after Governor Tina Kotek just signed a new bill into law. Gov. Kotek signed Senate Bill 615 on Tuesday. In a tweet, she said it will help restore safety to Oregon communities. Portland...
Fears of possible Oregon serial killer rise after 6 women found dead in Portland area
Portland police say they have no reason to believe the six unsolved deaths are related, but there are similarities in the cases that experts say raise concern.
Officials: Woman in prison for throwing her 2 young children off bridge dies
WILSONVILLE Ore. (KPTV/Gray News) - A woman in Oregon who was sentenced to life in prison for throwing her two children off of a bridge died Sunday, according to authorities. KPTV reports 45-year-old Amanda Stott-Smith was found dead in her cell at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville Sunday morning. The facility did not say how she died.
19 guns, body armor, $13K found in NE Portland; 4 arrested
A 6-month investigation of a suspected drug house in Northeast Portland led to the arrest of 4 people and the seizure of guns, body armor, a variety of drugs and more than $13,000 in cash Monday.
The Portland Rose Festival Is Decadent and Depraved
I was on the No. 14 bus when the drugs began to take hold. I know that’s not quite as picturesque a location as Hunter S. Thompson’s “somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert,” but that’s how it happens. Also, in my case, instead of the sky suddenly being filled with screaming bats, there’s just a guy with a bad toupee.
Building housing 7 businesses in Vancouver goes up in flames
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A fire engulfed a large building that housed seven businesses in the Salmon Creek neighborhood of Vancouver late Tuesday night. Clark County firefighters responded to a reported commercial fire on Northeast 13th Court at 146th Street shortly before 11 p.m. The building fire was burning just west of where Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 merge.
Portland Women Arrested Near Baker City for Kidnapping
BAKER CITY – (Information from the Oregon State Police) The OSP arrested April Boutillette Brinkman of Portland near Baker City following a vehicular pursuit on Monday. The final arrest occurred on I-84 near milepost 349 East Bound. The OSP description of the incident is as follows:. “The Oregon State...
Family of Oregon woman found dead in SW Wash. believes case could be linked to others
The sisters of Joanna Speaks, an Oregon woman who was found dead in Clark County, Washington back in April, are speaking out after Portland Police Bureau officials said they don't believe there is a connection between six women recently found dead in the region. “Nobody can rule out that they're...
Portland eatery named best new restaurant at 2023 James Beard Awards
PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - The 2023 James Beard Award for best new restaurant was just given to Kann in southeast Portland. Kann is the first Portland restaurant to win this award at the ceremony, which is essentially the “Oscars of the food world.” In fact, they’re only the second Portland restaurant to win a national James Beard Award.
Woodburn man remembered after grocery store shooting
WOODBURN, Ore. (KPTV) - A Woodburn family mourns the loss of a man who was a father, son and beloved brother. The family of Noel Romero says he died in a shooting at the Mega Foods Store on Mt. Hood Avenue and that his kids were with him when he was gunned down.
The Central Eastside Contains the Homeless Camps That Most Alarm the Fire Bureau
As unsanctioned encampments spread across the city during the pandemic, fires followed. As WW previously reported, such blazes accounted for nearly half the fires in Portland (“Camp Fires Everywhere,” Nov. 2, 2022). A spreadsheet obtained by WW sheds some light on which neighborhoods were hit the hardest. It...
Pedestrian killed by hit-run driver in NE Portland
A hit-and-run driver is being sought after a pedestrian was killed in Northeast Portland late Tuesday night.
West Linn mayor concerned as Oregon moves forward with I-205 tolling plans
While Oregon has delayed its roll out of Interstate 205 tolling, West Linn Mayor Rory Bialostosky is continuing to speak out against the provision in hopes local government will be involved in the process.
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