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Single vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 84 east of The Dalles

Single vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 84 east of The Dalles

News Release from Oregon State Police On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at approximately 6:15 AM Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 89. Initial investigation revealed that a 2000 Dodge Ram PU, operated by Zachary Rivera (32) from Mulino, OR, was westbound…

Tualatin, Oregon man pleads guilty to money laundering

Tualatin, Oregon man pleads guilty to money laundering

News Release from U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Oregon PORTLAND, Oregon —Ronald Eugene Stover, 64, of Tualatin, Oregon, pleaded guilty today to one count of engaging in monetary transactions in property criminally derived from wire fraud and a scheme to defraud investors. According to court documents, beginning in 2010, Stover began soliciting short-term loan…

PGE and Pacific Power raise awareness about scams targeting utility customers

PGE and Pacific Power raise awareness about scams targeting utility customers

News Release from Pacific Power PORTLAND, Oregon — Portland General Electric and Pacific Power are participating in Utilities United Against Scams Awareness Day on Wednesday, Nov. 14. During this national campaign, local utilities are working together to spread awareness on how to avoid becoming a victim of scams targeting utility customers. Thieves impersonating electric company…

‘Supermajority’ doesn’t worry Hansell

‘Supermajority’ doesn’t worry Hansell

SALEM, Oregon – The midterm election in Oregon results in the Democratic party maintaining a strong supermajority in the House of Representatives, and gaining a supermajority in the Senate. New taxes require a supermajority approval to pass in the Oregon Legislature. State Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Athena) says he’s not worried. He believes lawmakers will continue…

FBI completes investigation into August 2018 unauthorized flight from Seattle-Tacoma Airport

FBI completes investigation into August 2018 unauthorized flight from Seattle-Tacoma Airport

Press Release from FBI Seattle SEATTLE, Washington — The FBI has completed its investigation of the unauthorized flight of a Horizon Air Q400 aircraft that occurred on Friday, August 10, 2018, from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington. Evidence collected during the course of the investigation indicates Richard Russell, 28, of Sumner, Washington, piloted the aircraft and…

Oregon Department of Revenue urges you to keep alert for tax scams

Oregon Department of Revenue urges you to keep alert for tax scams

Press Release from Oregon Dept. of Revenue SALEM, Oregon —  It’s never safe to let down your guard, warns the Oregon Department of Revenue. Scam tactics are always evolving and becoming more effective. Recently, an Oregon taxpayer visited the department’s Medford office because they received a letter—supposedly from Jackson County—demanding tens of thousands of dollars to…

Washington State Parks announces final free days for 2018

Washington State Parks announces final free days for 2018

Press Release from Washington State Parks OLYMPIA, Washington – Recreation and outdoor enthusiasts have two more opportunities to visit Washington’s state parks for free in 2018. On these free days, day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass for vehicle access. The two free days are Sunday, Nov. 11 and Friday, Nov. 23. Since the free days…

WDFW approves lethal removal against two wolf packs

WDFW approves lethal removal against two wolf packs

OLYMPIA, Washington – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind Wednesday authorized the use of lethal measures to remove wolves from two wolf-packs that have repeatedly preyed on cattle on grazing lands in northeast Washington. Two environmental groups, The Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands are seeking to block WDFW from shooting…

Spread of wind driven fire near Tygh Valley stopped

Spread of wind driven fire near Tygh Valley stopped

News Release from Oregon Department of Forestry’s Central Oregon District THE DALLES, Oregon — Firefighters from the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Central Oregon District responded Sunday to an escaped debris burn near Tygh Valley.  Strong winds pushed the Shadybrook Fire through grass and other light fuels, spreading into oak and brush in some of the…

ICE, Multnomah County clash over sanctuary status

PORTLAND – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reports it had issued a civil detainer order for Martin Gallo-Gallardo, while he was being held on domestic violence charges in March. The suspect, who is an illegal immigrant, was released from jail when his wife and daughter refused to testify against him. Now, he’s back in jail…