Johnson was struggling with drug addiction which may have affected his mental health.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - On Thursday June 22, 2017, a Multnomah County Grand Jury determined that a Portland Police Bureau officer was justified in the use of deadly force in the May 2017 shooting of 24-year-old Terrell Kyreem Johnson.
The grand jury determined that the use of deadly force against Johnson was a lawful exercise of self-defense under Oregon law.
Batten down the hatches! A late spring storm is kicking up.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - An unusually strong frontal system for mid-June will move through northwest Oregon and southwest Washington on Thursday, producing strong winds across the area.
High winds along the coast are expected to gust between 40 and 50 mph, with the strongest gusts along the beaches and headlands. Over the higher terrain of the coastal mountains and the Cascades, winds could gust up to around 45 mph. This system will bring south gales from the south coast northward, and hazardous seas bringing small craft advisory level seas over most of the area. The hazardous conditions will persist into Friday morning.
Reduce stress and enjoy your business with a few good habits.
(SALEM, Ore.) - For many gastronomy lovers far and wide, the prospect of opening a restaurant is a quite a dream. So, you may have your finances in order, and the perfect menu and venue in check, but what are some of the more practical considerations you may have overlooked?
We spoke to several restaurant entrepreneurs to find out their top 5 tips before all hands go on deck.
His appointment to a federal district court in 1986 was rejected over pro-KKK allegations. Has he gained any credibility since then?
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - In his June 13, 2017 testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeatedly denied suggestions that he had improper contact with Russian authorities or hurt this country, which he claimed to have served with honor for 35 years.
That he has served this country with "honor for 35 years" is laughable.
Here’s how writing checks can be better than swiping a card
(SALEM, Ore.) - No matter what social status or business in general you might have, you are probably the proud owner of a credit card. Everyone has a credit card or debit card today, and that’s because of how accessible and convenient it is to own one.
You can just swipe your card and make payments without any hassle. However, what many don’t expect is to hear that checkbooks can actually counter and in some situations even beat that "convenience".
Investigators are concerned there may be additional victims.
(KEIZER, Ore.) - Joseph Ahre was arrested by detectives as he waited in a private shower room for what he believed was a 16-year old girl who agreed to meet him there to engage in sexual activity with him in exchange for money and marijuana.
Joseph Ahre thought he was going to personally meet the girl after communicating with her through text messages, but in reality he was communicating with a Keizer detective.
Vallum had two options: he could flee or save face with the gang by killing Williamson.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A federal prosecution under a 2009 hate crime law resulted in a lengthy prison sentence last month for a Mississippi gang member who killed a 17-year-old transgender woman—and set an important precedent that could benefit other transgender victims.
A judge sentenced Joshua Vallum to 49 years in federal prison under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009. The prison term is in addition to the life sentence he received in 2015.
(SALEM, Ore.) - National Night Out is an evening dedicated to bringing residents and police together to stand united against crime through neighborhood block parties.
NNO is celebrated across the nation each year on the first Tuesday in August making August 1 the date for 2017. Block parties occur, generally, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. "In Salem, it's our chance to demonstrate community unity against crime," said community relations analyst Angie Hedrick.
The US Senate called for an investigation into the prescription opioid epidemic in 2012. It is now 2017 and that report has been sealed.
(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Almost 10 years ago, I testified in front of the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary and asked for an investigation into Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin's criminal marketing of their opioid.
I had also testified for the US Attorney in Virginia when Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty to charges of misleading physicians and patients about the dangers of OxyContin -- also in 2007.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a homicide.
(BEAVERTON, Ore.) - Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies and Beaverton Police Department officers responded to the report of a shooting at the Xpose Club, located at 10270 Southwest Canyon Road in Beaverton on May 19.
Upon arrival, deputies located 34-year-old Ramon Harris outside the club suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Harris was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Security will always be one of the prime concerns for those that run a business as well as those that frequent it. Having surveillance security is highly impactful because it brings certain needed benefits to the table.
It’s not really recommended to have surveillance-less business as there is no backup or safety net for when something goes wrong.
There are countless studies about how smoking affects health, but not too many regarding vaping
(SALEM, Ore.) - In case you haven’t heard, vaping is the hottest trend right now. More and more people are jumping on the vape bandwagon, especially because they believe that vaping is a healthier alternative to smoking.
On top of that, the many delicious flavors it comes in are also a big plus. After all, nobody would eat a cupcake if it tasted like cupcake mixed with a burnt tire, but they totally would if it just tasted like a delicious cupcake.