PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- The new fiscal year began Monday, and with it cuts to the Portland city budget that affect police and fire staffing.
There are now 50 fewer police officers and 26 fewer firefighters on staff in Portland, and police officials said they will have to do more with less.
Officers from specialty units were shifted to patrol, keeping the number of officers on the street responding to emergenices at the same level.
"We have to be responsible to 911 first and foremost and violent crime first and foremost," said PPB Sgt. Pete Simpson. "Everything after that will suffer a little bit."
Some investigations may take longer and detectives will have to put priority on cases with more evidence that are easier to solve.
On the fire side, the Kenton and Parkrose neighborhood fire stations have half as many firefighters on duty. The PF&R Dive Team was eliminated.
Detectives are searching for a 5-month-old boy who was taken by his father during a custody transfer on Nov. 27, 2013.
The 47-year-old man died after the car he was driving crossed from the north lanes to the south on I-205 and hit a pick-up truck. His wife -- ScanCouver on Twitter, at first unaware of his death -- tweeted alerts on the crash.
The Portland Trailblazers succeeded in their seventh straight home win Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder -- and clinched Portland's No. 1 spot in the Western Conference.
A 13-year-old runaway from Oregon City is considered endangered and may be with a 40-year-old man. The Twitter and Facebook hashtag #FindSamantha is being used to help get word out on this case.