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- 2 dead, 1 airlifted after plane crashes onto roof of Newberg homeon October 4, 2023 at 6:58 am
No one was home when the plane crashed. One person on the plane was taken to the hospital in serious condition, according to Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.
- Morning fog Wednesdayon October 4, 2023 at 6:17 am
Clear and warm through the weekend
- 'We are out of time': Portland officials call for immediate change amid rise in fentanyl overdoses downtownon October 4, 2023 at 3:40 am
On Monday, eight people in a Northwest Portland park overdosed on fentanyl at once. On Tuesday, homeless people continued to smoke fentanyl in the same park.
- Federal judge to issue ruling on Central Albina displacement lawsuit within 60 dayson October 4, 2023 at 3:14 am
Descendants and surviving Black Portlanders who were forced out of their homes in the Central Albina district in the 1960s and '70s filed a lawsuit last December.
- Business group hires private security to patrol Portland's Central Eastsideon October 4, 2023 at 2:23 am
This week, the Central Eastside Together announced that the security firm Securitas will be the district’s new safety provider.
- Retired couple with journalism ties launches newspaper in rural Wasco Countyon October 4, 2023 at 1:48 am
A retired couple who moved to Maupin start a local newspaper are already finding success after its first edition.
- ‘The lifelines and backbones of most rural communities’: Facing threats from climate change, irrigation districts look to modernizeon October 4, 2023 at 1:46 am
Some of Oregon's irrigation canals date back to the 1800s, and they're inefficient for farmers and the environment alike. But upgrades don't come cheap.
- Man who attacked woman with a knife linked to Southeast Portland murder, police sayon October 4, 2023 at 1:05 am
The man now suspected in Thursday morning's homicide was in custody just over 24 hours later, though police did not know right away about his involvement.
- Some Multnomah County commissioners displeased with proposed replacement for Portland's long-shuttered sobering centeron October 3, 2023 at 9:31 pm
Instead of a sobering center for first responders to drop off people in a drug or mental health crisis, the county is moving to build up after-care options.
- Music teacher sued by former students for sexual abuse removed from job at elementary school in Salemon October 3, 2023 at 8:35 pm
Two former students sued Joshua Rist for sexual abuse. He was their choir teacher at McNary High School in Keizer.
- Former students sue Salem-Keizer Public Schools and choir teacher for alleged sexual abuse and negligenceon October 3, 2023 at 8:35 pm
Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, as they’re identified in the case, said their former choir teacher at McNary High School preyed on them for years.
- Black-owned wig shop in Gresham vandalizedon October 3, 2023 at 2:37 pm
The owner of Callie's Custom Hat Wigs caught the crime on camera and believes it was racially motivated.
- Classes resume at Tualatin middle school Tuesday after police investigate bomb threats connected to viral videoon October 3, 2023 at 4:33 am
Hazelbrook Middle School was evacuated Friday after the district received bomb threats made to the school and the homes of the superintendent and board members.
- Owner of Rinella Produce attacked during attempted carjacking outside his business in Portland's Central Eastsideon October 3, 2023 at 4:20 am
On Sunday morning, David Rinella noticed a group of people trying to break into his car, parked right outside his window. He went outside to try to stop them.
- Elon Musk facing defamation lawsuit in Texas over posts that falsely identified man at Oregon proteston October 3, 2023 at 4:15 am
A California man who says he was harassed after Elon Musk amplified social media posts that made false claims about him is suing the billionaire.
- Lillard trade reaction, thoughts on Scoot Henderson, Deandre Ayton | Blazers media day interviewson October 3, 2023 at 3:11 am
Blazers executives, coaches and players spoke to the media Monday before training camp for the Blazers gets underway Tuesday in Santa Barbara.
- 'I’m a third-class punching bag': Homeless people sue Portland over daytime camping banon October 3, 2023 at 2:29 am
The city of Portland plans to enforce the ban in the coming weeks, but the Oregon Law Center hopes to have a judge block it before that happens.
- Sewage released into Willamette River as a result of an equipment malfunctionon October 3, 2023 at 2:21 am
Nearly 11,000 gallons of sewage were discharged into the river early Monday morning, according to Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services.
- After 65 years, this Southeast Portland sports bar is shutting its doorson October 3, 2023 at 12:51 am
For more than six decades, Claudia's Sports Pub has been a place to catch some of the biggest sporting events. Next week they'll be closing for good.
- Mass overdose at Pearl District park the most Portland Fire has seen during a single call, official sayson October 3, 2023 at 12:44 am
Eight people overdosed near the North Park Blocks — four were taken to the hospital. Portland Fire said they were all in their late teens or early 20s.