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Federal judge fines Greenpeace $2,500 per hour over bridge protest


A United States district court judge in Alaska has ruled that Greenpeace will be fined $2,500 per hour if protesters from the organization continue to block a Shell Oil Co. ship. More>>

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Shell icebreaker heads back to dock after standoff with protesters


Protesters with the environmental activism group Greenpeace said they planned to block passage of the MSV Fennica, an icebreaker vessel headed to the Arctic after undergoing repairs in Portland. More>>

Deputies arrest man accused of opening fire on dirt biker near Washougal


A Clark County man is accused of opening fire on a dirt biker who was riding on his property near Washougal. More>>

City mourns as teen charged in killing appears in court


A teenage boy accused of raping and killing an 8-year-old neighbor appeared in court briefly Thursday as flags around this small California town flew at half-staff in honor of the girl. More>>

Firefighters rescue young horse from swimming pool in Rainier

Photo: Columbia River Fire & Rescue Photo: Columbia River Fire & Rescue

Firefighters said a 3-month-old foal was found in the backyard pool, which had a cover on it, by the horse's owner. More>>

Police: Serial exposer suspect arrested for second time in a week


Michael Cunningham is accused of exposing himself to a group of children on a Hillsboro street back in May. More>>

Cooling centers open as heat wave hits metro area


Libraries, senior centers, community centers and other locations are offering an air conditioned escape for people trying to beat the heat. More>>

Police: Officer injured during altercation; suspect arrested


Police responding to a disturbance call near SE 137th Ave. and Stark St. said they found several people, one of whom was upset and got into an altercation with an officer before fleeing the scene. More>>

Greenpeace protesters hang off St. Johns Bridge to block ship's passage

Updated: Jul 29, 2015 02:22 PM

Thirteen protesters rappelled over the side of the bridge in an attempt to prevent the MSV Fennica, a Shell Oil icebreaking vessel, from leaving a facility at Swan Island where it underwent repairs. More>>

Get set for the hottest day in years


Widespread triple digits are expected as the most recent heat wave bakes the Northwest.  More>>

Teen driving tractor NW of Salem: “I looked over and saw flames”

A photo of the field fire moments after it started, courtesy of a neighbor. A photo of the field fire moments after it started, courtesy of a neighbor.
Updated: Jul 30, 2015 12:29 AM

A teenager driving a tractor found herself in the middle of a fast-moving field fire northwest of Salem Wednesday afternoon. More>>

PSU map shows hottest spots in Portland during heat wave


PSU Professor Vivek Shandas says temperatures can vary up to 15 degrees within a quarter of a mile or less. More>>

Eugene police respond to three cases of children left in hot cars Wednesday


Three separate instances of a child being left in a hot car were reported in Eugene Wednesday, as the high temperature climbed to nearly 100 degrees. More>>

Suspicious fire leaves Washington church with $80,000 loss

Updated: Jul 29, 2015 08:49 PM

A Washington church is facing an $80,000 loss and many questions after a fire, one of several recently on their property, destroyed a building holding props for a holiday production. More>>

Fire destroys portable classrooms buildings at Portland high school


School officials are calling a fire that swept through portable classrooms at Lincoln High School in Portland Wednesday a complete loss. More>>

Community helps Battle Ground PD replace teddy bears for children in crisis


After a leak ruined the teddy bears Battle Ground police officers use to soothe children in crisis situations, city workers and others in the community rallied to find new toys. More>>

Pennsylvania man arrested in Portland sex abuse case sentenced for kidnapping


Jason Demby pleaded guilty to first-degree kidnapping earlier this month. Additional charges of sex abuse and assault were dismissed. He was sentenced Wednesday. More>>


Surveillance video shows thief stealing $2,000 computer from SE Portland shop


A fast moving burglar was caught on camera breaking into a Southeast Portland boutique, ripping off the store’s high priced computer in seconds. More>>

Deputies ID men involved in deadly Damascus mobile home park shooting


One man was killed and another injured after the two men shot each other during a confrontation at a Damascus mobile home park, according to deputies. More>>

Police: Suspect caught after carjacking PSU student

Barry McCarthy, jail booking photo Barry McCarthy, jail booking photo

Police stopped a stolen car and arrested a man accused of carjacking a Portland State University student on Wednesday, according to the Portland Police Bureau. More>>

Oregon Zoo's rescued river otter pup now has a name: Little Pudding

Little Pudding, rescued river otter pup. (Image: Oregon Zoo) Little Pudding, rescued river otter pup. (Image: Oregon Zoo)

Since the young otter would not be able to survive in the wild without its mother, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife contacted the zoo to see if space was available once the pup's health stabilized. More>>

Sheriff: Speed likely a factor in deadly Porsche crash in Marion Co.


Deputies believe speed was a factor in a crash that killed a 35-year-old man in Marion County on Monday. More>>

Police: Man who sent letters to 24 Oregon counties 'eager' to talk to investigators

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Police said a man who sent letters described as suspicious to 24 Oregon counties was "very forthcoming and eager to discuss the letters he mailed" with investigators. More>>

Medical marijuana dispensaries closing down as fast as opening up

Updated: Jul 29, 2015 01:58 AM

Although the number of pot dispensaries in Oregon have almost doubled since 2013, local businesses say opening up shop is not as easy as it sounds.  More>>

Thirteen Greenpeace protesters rappelled over the side of the bridge in an attempt to prevent the MSV Fennica, a Shell Oil icebreaking vessel, from leaving the Port of Portland, where it has been undergoing repairs. More>>

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