Portland Boosts Minimum Wage

PORTLAND, Ore. — More than 170 city workers in Portland will get a boost in their hourly minimum wage. The Portland City Council voted to raise the hourly rate to $15 for full-time city employees and contractors. Budget officials say the plan will cost at least 1.1 million dollars per year. A bill introduced in … Continue reading »

West Wins NBA All-Star Game

NEW YORK CITY – Both Portland all-stars made a statement at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, but Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook stole the show. In the Western Conference’s 163-158 victory over the East, Damian Lillard tallied 11 points, two rebounds and two assists while LaMarcus Aldridge put up 18 points, including four 3-pointers on … Continue reading »

Father of Injured Baby Faces Charges

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Rogue Valley man was arrested in Portland on Friday for allegedly causing injuries to his 7-week-old child. On January 9th, the Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section in Central Point received a report of the injured infant who had been transported to Portland two days earlier for treatment of critical … Continue reading »

SWAT Team Responds to Hostage Hoax

PORTLAND, Ore. — A home in SW Portland was surrounded by more than a dozen members of a SWAT team after reports of a hostage situation inside – that turned out to be a hoax. Officers said late Sunday night a suspect anonymously called the police non-emergency line claiming to have taken several hostages, which … Continue reading »

Recycle Center Looks to Renew Experience

MEDFORD, Ore. — The new Medford Bottle Drop center is receiving the most green bag sign ups in the state. According to officials, the center has seen almost 1,000 people signed up for the green bags program, which translates into 100 bags being signed up per day. Right now, the center processes 400,000 units per … Continue reading »

Murdered Woman Also Trafficking Victim

PORTLAND, Ore. – A Vancouver woman found murdered inside a hotel in Northeast Portland has also been identified as a victim of sex trafficking. According to Portland Police, Ashley Renee Benson, 24, was found last Friday morning, after spending Christmas day with her family. Detectives have since said Benson was the victim of “homicidal violence”, … Continue reading »

Man Accused of Tossing Pipe Bombs

PORTLAND, Ore. – A manhunt is underway for a suspect accused of throwing pipe bombs out of his car during a police chase. Officers said on Tuesday, 43 year-old Neal Panschow took off when they tried to pull him over. According to police, when they started to follow, Panschow started tossing pipe bombs out of … Continue reading »

Shooting Outside Portland HS

PORTLAND, Ore. –  There is now a fourth victim of a shooting at a Portland high school.  A young woman who had a bullte graze her today. Three other victims, two males and one female, were in the direct line of fire outside a Portland high school at noon today. They ran to the high … Continue reading »

Kyron Horman’s Stepmom Looks to Move On

EUGENE, Ore. – Kyron Horman’s stepmother is once again trying to change her name. In August, Terri Horman asked a Douglas County court to allow her to change her name, claiming the stigma of Kyron’s disappearance is preventing her from starting a new life. At that time, the judge denied Horman’s request, saying it wasn’t … Continue reading »

Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse Charges

PORTLAND, Ore.– An 18-year-old will spend the next 28 years of his life in jail for sexually assaulting two women. John Hubbard of Portland plead guilty to six sex crimes from earlier this year. Multnomah authorities said he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old on her way to school in March. Then in June they said he … Continue reading »

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