(DALLAS, Ore.) - On Tuesday, a Polk County Grand Jury unanimously found that Polk County Sheriff's Sergeant Kevin Haynes and Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Kelly Lorence were justified in using deadly force when they shot and killed 17-year old Baltazar Escalona-Baez, of Silverton, on the morning of October 28, 2017.
...Escalona-Baez, still within arm's reach of Haynes, turned around and advanced directly towards Haynes, pointing the knife towards him. Haynes then shot Escalona-Baez twice.
The production of plutonium at Hanford ended in 1989
(SALEM, Ore.) - For the last 25 years, Hanford has been the site of the world’s largest environmental cleanup program, the result of wastes created during the production of plutonium for America’s nuclear weapons program. Cleanup will continue for at least the next several decades.
The Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board will meet November 27-28 at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles.
On November 16, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a tax overhaul bill.
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - The U.S. Senate has their own bill. The Senate Finance Committee approved a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul proposal after four days of markup. The vote was 14-12, along party lines.
Earlier, Senate Republicans added a controversial provision to the bill, repealing the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, to help raise revenues for tax cuts, which would result in 13 million fewer Americans being covered by health insurance.
By Wolfgang Borchert, translated by Dr. William T. Hathaway
The German author/playwright's work was deeply influenced by his service in the Wehrmacht, the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany.
(OLDENBURG, Germany) - This month marks the 70th anniversary of the death of Wolfgang Borchert, a young German writer who was seriously wounded in World War II then imprisoned for resistance activities.
Physically destroyed, he lived only two years after the war. During that time he wrote antiwar literature that is widely read in Germany but little known in the USA, where it is currently most needed.
Oregon State Police SWAT was activated to assist in the arrest.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Shortly after 7:00 am, Friday, Salem Police officers responded to an alley west of the 1800 block of Liberty St NE on a report of an unconscious subject in a vehicle. Officers and medics located an adult male victim in a vehicle and confirmed that he was deceased.
The victim was identified as 37-year old Kenny Kalugin of Gervais. Autopsy results indicated that Kalugin died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.
Attorneys are becoming the heroes in the prescription opioid epidemic ravaging the US!
(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Last month, "CBS 60 Minutes" and "The Washington Post1" did an explosive expose on a former Drug Enforcement Agency official whistle blower, Joe Rannazzisi -- who was brave beyond words to expose political wrongdoings fueling the prescription opioid epidemic.
There is another unsung hero in this opioid epidemic. His name is Richard (Rick) Hollawell and he is an attorney practicing law in my home state of N.J.
Advisory extended until November 16 at 10:00AM PST
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect above 4000 feet from 6:00 am Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday.
Snow is expected in the Northern Oregon Cascades above 4000 feet, so plan on difficult conditions if travelling across the Cascade passes or above. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are expected.
Alabama's Republican Governor said she will vote for Moore despite the sexual allegations.
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - The Washington Post published a blockbuster investigative piece alleging that Roy Moore, the bigoted, right-wing extremist Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl while he was in his 30s and preyed on at least three other teenagers.
Mature marijuana plants were confiscated weighing 2,998.2 pounds (stalks and all).
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Officers contacted several individuals who provided documentation about the marijuana. According to the documents, the marijuana was being grown for five patients under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program.
The individuals claimed they were in the process of obtaining their "Recreational License" through the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), but no license had been granted.
There are many Veterans events taking place in Oregon and throughout the USA.
(SALEM, Ore.) - The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs' online directory of statewide Veterans Day events is back and better than ever. This easy-to-use resource includes an interactive map and listing of all the ceremonies, parades, fundraisers, services, meals, concerts and everything else celebrating our veterans from Pendleton to Myrtle Point.
Better safe than sorry, the schools were evacuated.
(HARRISBURG, Ore.) - Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports his deputies are investigating a bomb threat at a Middle School.
This morning at 9:33 a.m., a note was found at Harrisburg Middle School threatening to blow it up at 11:00 a.m. Deputies responded and students and staff from the Middle School and the nearby Elementary School were evacuated to safety. The schools notified parents about the threat.
(SALEM, Ore.) - There’s a tragic story making the rounds right now of 6 young girls who are allegedly going to be beheaded by the Saudi Arabian government for having boys at a birthday party. The viral article asks for a world outcry to save the girls’ lives.
Shocking, but because Saudi Arabia has such a terrible track record for human rights violations, even a kid’s birthday party police crackdown is easily believable.
That said, the article in question is absolutely FALSE.
On the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Balfour Declaration.
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - Most analysts consider WWI a pointless conflict that resulted from diplomatic entanglements rather than some travesty of justice or aggression. Yet, it was catastrophic to a generation of Europeans, killing 14 million people.
The United States joined this unnecessary war a few years into the hostilities, costing many American lives, even though the U.S. was not party to the alliances that had drawn other nations into the fray.
Insurance paid out $10,000 to $30,000 per crash in about 50 crashes.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Everyone in the car survived, but this seemingly typical crash was no accident.
Despite their impairment, the driver and passengers had purposely planned the crash to collect the insurance money. It was one of many crashes that a group of Connecticut residents were connected to over several years—contributing to higher car insurance premiums for all drivers and wasting public resources like ambulance responses.
Protect sensitive business and customer data on your computer system from attacks by hackers or malware.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Every business owner intermittently asks the same question over the years: “What's the most helpful software for my business?” It’s a question that often yields illuminating answers, because business software evolves at a rapid rate.
Sometimes, innovation is modest — a new version of an existing business app. At other times, it’s radical — introducing a much more efficient way to organize a business process.
Anyone seeing Epperson should immediately call 9-1-1.
(SALEM, Ore.) - On Monday October 30th at approximately 12:00 p.m., the Oregon State Police was dispatched to a domestic violence call, which occurred as the victim was driving southbound on US Highway 101 from Lincoln City to Toledo, Oregon.
Once troopers responded to the area, the preliminary investigation revealed the driver, an 18-year-old woman was driving when she was physically assaulted by her boyfriend, 21-year-old Nahcoma Michael Lee Epperson from Siletz, Oregon.