Pink Martini Percussionist Derek Rieth Kills Himself

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 22, 2014
Pink-Martini-PHOTO

Pink Martini’s percussionist is dead.  The Oregon State Medical Examiner says 43-year-old Derek Jordan Rieth shot himself in the head with a shotgun on Wednesday August 20th just after 8:00 p.m. Portland Police officers conducted a welfare check on Rieth and found him deceased in his home.  A shotgun was there and was seized as evidence. The popular Portland-based band …

Continue Reading


Man Dies in SE Portland Apartment Fire

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on July 11, 2014
fatal-fire1

Jeremy Scott contributed to this story

PORTLAND — A man was killed when fire ripped through a Southeast Portland apartment early Friday morning.  A mother and child in a neighboring apartment were among eleven people evacuated by the fire.

Crews were dispatched just after 3:00 to the Cascade Village Apartments on 125th off Division after a tenant called 911 to say the building was …

Continue Reading


Deadly Eugene House Fire Considered Suspicious

Posted by Associated Press on March 19, 2014
deadly_fire_eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Authorities say a body has been found at a house fire that a police spokeswoman calls “suspicious.”

The fire was in the city’s Fairmount neighborhood and was reported after midnight.

The police said Wednesday morning the body was found as firefighters extinguished the blaze.

Police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin told the Register-Guard that police regard the fire as suspicious but she …

Continue Reading


Teens Arrested In Deadly Keizer Shooting

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 6, 2014
keizer_murder

KEIZER, Ore. — Two 17-year-old’s are accused of shooting the parents of one of the boys at their home, killing his mother and wounding his dad before taking off.

An alarm sent officers to the house on Ventura Loop North late Wednesday night where they found 44-year-old Michelle Pearson dead and her husband, 57-year-old Wilfred “Bill” Pearson wounded in need of …

Continue Reading


Forest Grove Man Dies While Scuba Diving

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on March 3, 2014

ALBANY, OR – A  Forest Grove man died on Sunday, while scuba diving  in Clear Lake near Santiam Pass.

The Linn County sheriff’s office says three men were diving and one did not surface.

After a search, the body was recovered by Sweet Home fire department divers in about 40 feet of water near the Clear Lake Lodge. He’s been identified as …

Continue Reading