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1 Oregon Supreme Court suspends judge who refused to marry gay couples
Monday March 19, 2018 - 9:25 AM
An Oregon judge who, among several other offenses, refused to marry same-sex couples has been suspended for three years without pay by the Oregon Supreme Court.

The state’s high court on Thursday upheld a decision by the Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability that found Marion ... [More]    

2 45-year-old Coos Bay man killed on Highway 101 South of Yachats
Monday March 19, 2018 - 2:15 AM
45-year-old Coos Bay man killed on Highway 101 South of Yachats
COOS BAY, Oregon - On Sunday March 18th, 2018 at about 1107 hours, Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Hwy 101.

Preliminary investigation revealed a red 2002 Ford Ranger pickup was northbound on Hwy 101 at MP 174, operated by Jerem ... [More]    

3 Shooting Investigation Overnight on SE Stark St - No Known Injuries
Monday March 19, 2018 - 1:12 AM
On Sunday, March 18, 2018, at 10:52 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the reports of gunfire near Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 148th Avenue.

When officers arrived on scene they located multiple occupied residences in the 14900 block of Southeast Stark Street that had damage ... [More]    

4 Eugene Man Sentenced to Life For Murder,
Wednesday March 14, 2018 - 10:50 AM
EUGENE, Oregon — A Eugene man has been sentenced to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of murder.

31-year-old Timothy Micheal Green was convicted on Tuesday in the May 2017 death of 36-year-old Steven Ray Burton.

Green's attorney asked jurors to find his client guilty of th ... [More]    

5 Man Charged with Aloha Attempted Murder
Wednesday March 14, 2018 - 9:47 AM
ALOHA, Oregon - A man was captured and arrested on multiple charges after he stabbed another man at an apartment in the community of Aloha.

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 8:11 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an apartment complex at 18700 SW Farmington Road in A ... [More]    

6 Suspect in Custody After Stabbing on SE Foster Rd
Wednesday March 14, 2018 - 8:45 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 6:44 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a male threatening a store employee with a knife at the Everyday Food Mart, located at 7020 Southeast Foster Road.

As officers responded to the scene they learned the suspect had ... [More]    

7 When Bitcoin Miners Take Over Your Town
Saturday March 10, 2018 - 1:11 AM
When Bitcoin Miners Take Over Your Town
EAST WENATCHEE, Washington—Hands on the wheel, eyes squinting against the winter sun, Lauren Miehe eases his Land Rover down the main drag and tells me how he used to spot promising sites to build a bitcoin mine, back in 2013, when he was a freshly arrived techie from Seattle and had just discovered ... [More]    
Wednesday March 7, 2018 - 8:17 PM
CORVALLIS, Oregon - Benton County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested Richard Leroy Knudson, 39, of Philomath, at approximately 7:00p.m., March 5, 2018. Knudson was charged with twenty-four counts of Sex Abuse I, twenty-four counts of Sex Abuse II, twenty-four counts of Unlawful Sexual Penetration ... [More]    
9 Man In Custody After Police Chase
Wednesday March 7, 2018 - 12:41 AM
Man In Custody After Police Chase
SALEM, Oregon - On Tuesday at about 8:32 PM OSP Troopers from the Salem Area Command received a driving complaint of a reckless driver on I5 in Marion County.

The driver was identified as Jimmy Eduardo Maeda-Escobar, age 21, was arrested for multiple crimes including DUII, Reckless Driving, ... [More]    

10 OSP Captain Under Criminal Investigation
Thursday March 1, 2018 - 1:28 PM
OSP Captain Under Criminal Investigation
SALEM, Oregon - Captain Bill Fugate is under criminal investigation by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. Fugate is the chief spokesman for the Oregon State Police.

The sheriff’s office reported receiving an anonymous tip Tuesday evening regarding Captain Bill Fugate. Deschutes County Sh ... [More]    

11 FBI Arrests Man on Assault and Sex Abuse Charges
Thursday March 1, 2018 - 11:24 AM
On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, FBI agents arrested Almonzo Antonio Castaneda, age 34, on charges of sexual abuse, assault of a spouse or intimate partner by strangulation and assault by striking, beating or wounding. The arrest, at Castaneda's home in Yakima, Washington, was without incident.


12 Senator Knopp Suggests Making Threats Against Schools a Felony
Tuesday February 27, 2018 - 4:40 AM
SALEM, Oregon — Oregon Republican Senator Tim Knopp wants anyone threatening to attack a school be charged with a felony. The amendment was introduced Monday during a threats after the Feb. 14 Florida high school shooting.

Knopp represents the central Oregon town of Bend where a threat last ... [More]    

13 Salem Couple to Restore Once Popular Ski Lodge Near Bend
Tuesday February 27, 2018 - 3:34 AM
BEND, Oregon — A Salem couple is in the process of restoring an old Oregon ski lodge vacant for more than 30 years.

Salem couple Dwight and Susan Sheets recently received a permit from the U.S. Forest Service to begin work on the Santiam Pass Ski Lodge. The lodge is located across from the H ... [More]    

14 Man With Gun Arrested in Northwest Portland
Tuesday February 27, 2018 - 2:31 AM
On Monday, February 26, 2018, at 12:00 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a person trying to open car doors near the intersection of Northwest 24th Avenue and Northwest Wilson Street.

The caller to 9-1-1 provided the call taker with a detailed description of the susp ... [More]    

15 Oregon Man Admits to Trying to Have Sex With Child
Sunday February 25, 2018 - 4:27 AM
HERMISTON, Oregon — An Eastern Oregon man accepted a plea in which he will spent four years in prison for attempting to have sex with a girl younger than 14.

24-year-old Dustin Dyer of Hermiston took the deal just days before his scheduled trial. He had been arrested December 31 on charges o ... [More]    

16 Oregon Woman Sentenced to 10 Years on Child Porn Charge
Sunday February 25, 2018 - 3:24 AM
MEDFORD, Oregon — A Medford woman who sent sexually explicit photographs of her infant son to an undercover FBI agent has been sentenced to a decade in federal prison.

Lea Kathryn Jones blamed her actions on a mix of isolation, postpartum depression and abuse she suffered as a child.

... [More]    

17 Boys Arrested After Threats to 2 Oregon High Schools
Sunday February 25, 2018 - 2:20 AM
SALEM, Oregon — A high school in Bend was placed on lockdown and a juvenile was arrested Friday after police were alerted to a threat on social media, and another youth remained in custody after allegedly threatening to shoot students at a high school in another part of the state.

The cases ... [More]    

18 Man pleads guilty to murder for Oregon weighmaster’s death
Thursday February 22, 2018 - 9:29 PM
Man pleads guilty to murder for Oregon weighmaster’s death
PORTLAND, Oregon — 44-year-old Dirck White pleaded guilty to killing an Oregon weighmaster.

On Wednesday White pleaded guilty to murder for the death of 47-year-old Grady Waxenfelter in February 2014.

White fatally shot the Clackamas County assistant weighmaster during a traffic stop ... [More]    

19 Man Convicted of Pushing Girlfriend Off Balcony
Thursday February 22, 2018 - 9:23 PM
On Friday, February 16, 27 year-old Jordan Adam Sutherland was convicted of multiple incidents of domestic violence, including of Assault in the First Degree for pushing the mother of his infant son off a third-story balcony.

On the evening of September 11, 2017, multiple witnesses heard Su ... [More]    

20 Hypnotherapy offers up to 90 percent success rates
Thursday February 22, 2018 - 9:19 PM
Local hypnotherapists help manage chronic pain, facilitate weight reduction, and other offer solutions for other personal issues.

Bottom line, Hypnotherapy works. Its efficacy has received endorsements from Forbes magazine, the National Center for Health Statistics, and others (www.cdc.gov/ ... [More]    

21 Juvenile Charged for Initiating False Report
Thursday February 22, 2018 - 4:20 PM
CORVALIS, Oregon - On Wednesday evening, the Corvallis Police Department was contacted by the Corvallis School District for a report of threats made to a student at Linus Pauling Middle School via Snapchat.

The initial report to police was for a potential act of violence, and did not express ... [More]    

22 Action on Climate Change Passes in Oregon
Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 4:21 AM
Action on Climate Change Passes in Oregon
SALEM, Oregon - Two bills climate action bills advanced in the Oregon legislature this past week, passing their respective policy committees in the state Senate and House.

While dismal news just keeps pouring out of the nation’s capital on climate change, states are increasingly showing mo ... [More]    

23 Burglary Arrest Waldport Shell Gas Station
Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 4:16 AM
During the early morning of February 18, 2018 Deputy Tadlock and Deputy Larson with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to the Waldport Shell Gas Station after the owner of the business found a damaged window and property stolen from the convenience store. Deputies viewed video surveillanc ... [More]    
24 Car Prowler Arrested After Breaking Into a Car in the Pearl District
Monday February 19, 2018 - 2:17 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday February 16, 2018, at 7:21 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a car prowl in the 200 block of Northwest 13th Avenue. The victim was reporting that an iPad was stolen and was being tracked in the area.

Officers canvassed the area and event ... [More]    

25 Woman arrested on Manslaughter, DUII charges following deadly crash
Sunday February 18, 2018 - 8:59 AM
Woman arrested on Manslaughter, DUII charges following deadly crash
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office arrested one woman on DUII and multiple Manslaughter charges following a fatal Feb. 15 two-car collision on S. Barlow Rd. that led to the deaths of a driver and passenger in a car that caught fire.

The victims in the Feb. 15 fatal two-car collision on ... [More]