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Monday May 22, 2017 - Times viewed: 14487
CORVALLIS, Oregon - This morning, just before 6 AM, a 911 caller reported a stabbing at a residence. Upon arriving, the officers learned a male suspect had entered a residence and stabbed multiple victims before fleeing the residence on foot. Officers located the suspect near the Benton County Senior Center where they were able to take him into custody. The suspect's identity is not known to inves ...

Monday May 22, 2017 - Times viewed: 14497
TIGARD, Oregon - On Sunday evening, a 9-1-1 send police to investigate an auto-pedestrian crash at approximately 10:25 p.m. in the 12900 block of SW Pacific Highway in Tigard. The victim, Norma Alicia Mendoza of Gresham, was struck by a northbound vehicle while attempting to cross Pacific Highway near Frewing St. The 49 year-old victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver remained a ...

Monday May 22, 2017 - Times viewed: 9013
MCSO Deputies assisted with a fatal traffic crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 west of NE 238th Ave. Investigators have determined that a 1996 Chevrolet pickup truck was travelling eastbound in the center lane of Interstate 84 when it came to a stop, along with several other vehicles, due to debris in the roadway. The obstruction was cleared from the roadway and traffic began to move again. The Chevrolet pickup experienced a mechanical problem and was not able to move from where it had stopped. A 2012 Dodge Caravan struck the rear of the Chevrolet pickup at freeway speeds. The passenger in the Chevrolet pickup, GLEN HAMPTON, age 60 from Lyle, Washington, died at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet pickup, LINDA HAMPTON, age 67 from Lyle, Washington, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the Dodge Caravan, JACK YOUNG, age 75 from Troutdale, Oregon, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. MCSO was assisted at the scene by the Gresham Police Department, Fairview Police Department, Gresham Fire Department, American Medical Response and the Oregon Department of Transportation. ...
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Monday May 22, 2017 - Times viewed: 8682
CAMAS, Washington - Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 21st at approximately 10:50 p.m. in the 700 block of Tampa Street in Camas, WA. The single-family fire affected three adults, two children and five pets. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, cloth ...

Sunday May 21, 2017 - Times viewed: 8820
The Financial Institution Security Task Force (FIST), working with Portland Police Bureau Robbery detectives, is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect involved in several robberies of financial institutions in the Portland area. The suspect is believed to be responsible for four robberies at financial institutions: April 3 at OnPoint Credit Union -- 1720 Northeast 9th Avenue
April 4 at Wells Fargo Bank -- 5730 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
April 7 at Bank of the West -- 905 Northeast Halsey Street
April 7 at Advantis Credit Union -- 3515 Northeast 15th Avenue
The suspect is described as a Black male, 30 to 49 years old, 5'10" tall, 185 pounds, with a medium complexion, and a heavy build. The suspect wears glasses and generally wears a hooded sweatshirt and baseball cap during the robberies. The suspect has implied that he's armed with a gun but no gun has actually been seen in any of the robberies. Detectives nicknamed him the "Foul Mouth Bandit" due to the language he uses during the robberies. Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Brett H ...
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Saturday May 20, 2017 - Times viewed: 14022
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police ask for help to identify a suspect throwing semen onto unsuspecting women in Portland area grocery stores. Detectives are investigating two incidents at Southwest Portland grocery stores and are working with the Beaverton and Milwaukie Police Departments on two other cases in their respective areas. Detectives have learned that the suspect will follow an unsuspecting female in the store and throw semen on them then walk away. Detectives believe that due to the nature of the act, there may be additional victims that are unaware of the suspect's actions. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20s to 40s, short-to-medium height and build. In one incident, the suspect was driving a white, four-door car. Surveillance images of the suspect and suspect vehicle from the April 5, 2017, incident at Safeway on Southwest Barbur Boulevard are being released to aid in this investigation. Police ask that anyone seeing this suspect in the act of a crime is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect or any additional victims is asked to contact Detective Chris Traynor at 503-823-0889 or christopher.traynor@por ...
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Saturday May 20, 2017 - Times viewed: 14175
On May 19, 2017, at about 11:41 a.m., a driving complaint was called into Washington County Sheriff's Office Dispatch regarding a green Toyota Rav4 that was driving erratically, traveling eastbound on Highway 6 near milepost 34. At about 11:47 a.m., while Washington County Sheriff Deputies were attempting to locate the vehicle, Washington County Sheriff's Office Dispatch received a report of a two-vehicle, head-on crash, on Highway 6 at mile post 37.5 involving the same green Toyota that was called in previously. OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the crash scene (west of Banks). Preliminary investigation revealed a 2008 Toyota Rav4, operated by David John WISE, age 80, of Rockaway, was traveling eastbound on Highway 6, when for unknown reasons he crossed into the oncoming westbound lane and crashed head-on into a 2006 Jayco Motorhome, operated by Marcus Reid HOLCOMB, age 46, of Scappoose. WISE was pronounced deceased at the scene and HOLCOMB was not injured. Highway 6 was closed with one lane open intermittently for approximately three hours for the crash investigation. OSP was assisted at the scene by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Departmen ...
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Saturday May 20, 2017 - Times viewed: 14397
The suspect in this afternoon's stabbing, 42-year-old Christopher Eugene Woods, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Menacing. Woods will be arraigned on Monday. The victim is being treated at a Portland hospital and is expected to survive. Detectives learned that the victim and suspect exchanged words that led to a physical altercation, resu ...

Saturday May 20, 2017 - Times viewed: 14191
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on May 20th at approximately 1:00 a.m. in the 7000 block of N. Williams Avenue in Portland, OR. The single-family fire affected four adults and three children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits wit ...

Friday May 19, 2017 - Times viewed: 9011
Late last month, Gov. Kate Brown announced a bold initiative: She plans to sell $5 billion worth of public assets to pay down part of Oregon's $22 billion pension deficit. Without providing specifics, Brown said just about anything except state forests, parks and prisons could be had for the right price. According to sources familiar with the governor's thinking and recent efforts in other states, that could include not only property but as many as four state agencies—overseeing everything from liquor and cannabis sales to keno machines and Portland's light-rail system. It's too early to know how much buyers might pay for Oregon agencies, but based on asset values bandied about elsewhere, it's clear Brown would have to sell such crown jewels to approach $5 billion. The governor's willingness to entertain such ideas is a departure from Democrats' historical preference for focusing on new tax revenue. A review of the experiences of other states, however, shows Brown's attempt will be challenging. "Everybody thinks selling assets is a good idea—until you get to the specifics," says state Sen. Mark Hass (D-Beaverton), chairman of the Senate Revenue Committee. But som ...
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Friday May 19, 2017 - Times viewed: 14543
A bill signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown today will make the process simpler, cheaper, and more private. Oregon’s Kate Brown, the nation’s first and only out bisexual governor, is helping to keep the state in the forefront of LGBT progress, today signing a law making it easier for transgender Oregonians to revise the name and gender on their birth certificates. Under the new law, House Bill 2673A, trans people with Oregon birth certificates will be able to make the changes simply by filling out a form rather than posting a public notice in a county clerk’s office and going to court, making the process easier and more private while greatly reducing the cost, Reuters reports. Oregon is only the second state to put such a procedure in place; California was the first, in 2014. Oregon’s law will go into effect January 1. “Many transgender Oregonians fear being publicly outed by having sensitive medical and personal information disclosed through the current court process,” said Nancy Haque, co-executive director of LGBT group Basic Rights Oregon, in a press release. “They have to post their name change on a public bulletin board and sometimes answer personal medical questions i ...
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Friday May 19, 2017 - Times viewed: 13873
WEST LINN, Oregon - On Thursday at about 4:50 PM, a caller to West Linn Police reported that there was something unusual going on in the 6200 Block of Preakness. The caller said a female was heard saying "what are you going to do, shoot me?" and a male voice say "I'm not going to jail." Officers arrived in the area and contacted the female home owner by phone and quickly learned that her son, 30 year old Tyler Edward Kern of West Linn, was armed with a handgun and that she did not feel safe. Officers talked to Kern who allowed his mother to leave. Approximately an hour later the incident was peacefully resolved when Mr. Kern came out of the residence and was taken into custody without incident. Investigators learned that during an argument with his mother Mr. Kern assaulted her, pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her, and fired the gun into the ceiling. The victim was treated at the scene for minor injuries by TVF&R and AMR. Mr. Kern was taken to the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Assault 4, and Strangulation. The case will taken to the Clackamas County District Attorney. ...
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Friday May 19, 2017 - Times viewed: 14283
Early Friday morning, Washington County Deputies responded to a club in the Raleigh Hills area on a reported assault with weapon. One man was shot multiple times and succumbed to his injuries. On Friday May 19, 2017, at 1:35 a.m., Deputies responded to the Xpose club located at 10270 SW Canyon Road in Beaverton. Upon arrival, deputies located one victim, who was shot multiple times. He was tra ...

Friday May 19, 2017 - Times viewed: 14128
On Thursday May 18, 2017, at 11:38 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance and shooting in eh 2100 block of Southeast 174th Avenue. Officers arrived in the area and learned that a gunshot victim was calling from in front of Portland Fire & Rescue Station 31, located a few blocks north of the shooting location. Paramedics and firefighters began treating the vic ...

Friday May 19, 2017 - Times viewed: 14080
On Saturday May 20, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Canine Unit will be hosting an open house and dedication ceremony for the newly created Canine Memorial. 

The memorial is located in front of the Canine Unit office and public safety building at 4735 East Burnside Street, formerly known as Southeast Precinct. 

A brief dedication ceremony will be held from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. Members of the public are invited to attend and share in the dedication ceremony. A flyer is attached for download and sharing on social media. 

This memorial project was made possible through countless hours of work by local artist Richard A. Moore III, as well as many generous donors, including the Portland Police Historical Society and Advantis Credit Union, following the tragic shooting death of Portland Police K-9 Mick in 2014. 

The memorial will honor Mick and Argos, who was the first Portland Police K-9 killed in the line of duty on June 5, 1987. 

Meet the entire PPB Canine Unit 
Meet the artist Richard A. Moore III 
K-9 exhibits and demonstrations 
Refreshments and snacks provided by Boyd's Coffee and ...
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Thursday May 18, 2017 - Times viewed: 9158
PORTLAND, Oregon - Sheriff's School Resource Deputies and school district security officers responded to a report of an man on school grounds at Columbia River High School. Jasen Nathan Davis, a transient, had walked into the school and immediately entered a boy's restroom near the entrance. The school was momentarily placed into lockdown while security and deputies took the Davis into custody. Davis was arrested and taken to Clark County Jail on charges of Criminal Trespass and Possession of a methamphetamine and for an outstanding warrant on an unrelated Robbery charge. Davis did not interact with any students or school staff. The lockdown was been lifted and school functions returned to normal. ...
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Thursday May 18, 2017 - Times viewed: 9384
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Wednesday, 48-year-old Rick Rayborn of Sherwood, Oregon was arrested in on allegations of criminal sexual activity more than a decade ago. The arrest was made by the Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit. Rayborn was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree and Sex Abuse in the First Degree (two counts). Rayborn will be arraigned today. The investigation began in early-May 2017 after an 18-year-old girl reported to a School Resource Officer information about past abuse by Rayborn. Thes information was shared with detectives who continued the investigation, leading to Rayborn's arrest. ...
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Thursday May 18, 2017 - Times viewed: 14583
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon's Angi Bailey, a second-generation nursery owner and board member of Multnomah County Farm Bureau, was one of only 10 farm and ranch leaders selected from across the country to participate in the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) Partners in Advocacy Leadership (PAL) class. The PAL curriculum is a high-level, executive training program that prepares participants to represent agriculture in the media, in public speaking, in congressional testimony, and other advocacy arenas. Program graduates emerge with the experience and confidence -- in everything from legislative policymaking and issues management to social media and media relations -- to effectively communicate about important issues impacting farm and ranch families. "We're very proud that Angi was selected from a national pool of candidates for the prestigious PAL program," said Dave Dillon, Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) executive vice president. "Angi has embraced her role as a grassroots leader in Farm Bureau, which as a general agriculture organization represents the diversity of farming and ranching in Oregon and the 250 commodities raised here. While the public policy issues that d ...
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Wednesday May 17, 2017 - Times viewed: 14593
ESTACADA, Oregon -- A man killed his mother on Mother's Day at a rural Oregon home, then showed up at a grocery store in a nearby town carrying her decapitated head and began stabbing a checkout clerk before being subdued, authorities said Monday. Authorities say a man drenched in blood, carrying his mother’s severed head, walked into an Oregon grocery store on Mother’s Day and stabbed an employee. Workers at the Thriftway market in Estacada managed to stop the attack by tackling the man, pinning him until law enforcement arrived, according to television station KGW in Portland, Oregon. The attack sent shock waves through the community, and customers were seen stopping off in a steady stream to drop off balloons at a tribute for Mike in front of the store. Many also signed a giant get-well poster. The suspect, 36-year-old Joshua Lee Webb, was booked Monday on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. Before walking through the doors of the Harvest Market Thriftway Sunday afternoon, Webb allegedly killed his mother, 59-year-old Tina Marie Webb, at the home they shared in Colton, about 10 miles away. Colton is a sm ...
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Wednesday May 17, 2017 - Times viewed: 14420
Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. The proper installation and use of car seats will help keep children safe. The Beaverton Police Department, in partnership with Safe Kids Coalition- Washington County and the Kuni Auto Center, will be offering a free child car seat clinic. The clinic will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Kuni Auto Center located at 3275 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton Or, 97005. The clinic will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A certified technician will help parents and caregivers learn to install and use their child safety restraints properly. No appointment is required, just drop by during the event. Each car seat check will take about 30 minutes. The last car will be accepted at 11:30 a.m. unless demand necessitates an earlier cut off time. Picking out a safety seat and what to do as soon as you purchase one: Get the right car seat. Make sure you're using the right car seat for your child's age, weight, and height. Read your car seat's instructions for size limits. ?,? Register your seat right away. This is so the manufacturer can notify you in the event of a safety recall. Mail in the registra ...
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Wednesday May 17, 2017 - Times viewed: 14133
CAMAS, Washington -- At 10:31 a.m., Camas Police and Camas-Washougal Fire Department were dispatched to a single car collision involving an Amtrak passenger train. The small sedan had two occupants and was traveling southbound on SW Viola, a private roadway with a railroad crossing at SW 5th Ave. This crossing is unsecured and there are stop signs only, no lights or gates. The Amtrak was carrying 75 passengers and five crew members, heading westbound, enroute to its next stop in Vancouver, Washington. No one on the train was injured. The driver of the sedan and Vancouver, Washignton resident, 34-year-old Maria G. Gonzalez Torres, was deceased at the scene. Her front seat passenger and 14-year-old son was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for his injuries. The collision is being investigated with the help of Clark County Sheriff's Office, Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad and Amtrak officials. ...
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Wednesday May 17, 2017 - Times viewed: 14690
Today, Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives were notified that 37-year-old Jacob Shroyer passed away at a Portland hospital. The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Wednesday. Additional charges are expected to be filed against the suspect, 33-year-old Michael Lee Williams, in connection with Shroyer's death. ###PPB### ###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW### Portland Police Homicide detectives have identified the suspect in a May 8, 2017 stabbing that left a 37-year-old man in critical condition. In the evening hours of Thursday May 11, 2017, Homicide detectives charged 33-year-old Michael Lee Williams with Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon in connection with the attack. Williams was already in custody at the Multnomah County Jail as a result of a May 9 arrest on unrelated charges and a parole violation. The May 8 stabbing victim, Jacob Pedro Shroyer, a resident of Northwest Portland, remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital. Shroyer's injuries are considered life-threatening. The investigation started on Monday May 8, at 10:25 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the report o ...
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Wednesday May 17, 2017 - Times viewed: 9052
On Tuesday May 16, 2017, at 10:32 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast 33rd Avenue and Killingsworth Street on the report of a shooting. Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the victim, a female adult, who was suffering from a leg injury. The victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment and is expected to survive her injuries. Off ...

Tuesday May 16, 2017 - Times viewed: 14718
On Monday, May 15, at about 9:45 AM, two vehicles were involved in a fatal accident on Highway 20 near the Santiam Junction. A green 2001 Toyota Tacoma, operated by Lucas ETTINGER, age 33, of Salem, was travelling eastbound on Highway 20 at the Santiam Junction when a 1993 Ford F250 pickup, operated by Willard METZLER II, age 57, and passenger, Dana METZLER, age 63, both of Sutherlin, was travelling westbound and turned in the path of the Toyota. The Toyota collided with the Ford nearly head-on. Dana METZLER suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The remaining occupants received minor injuries and were transported by third party for treatment of their injuries. Highway 20 was closed for approximately one hour following the crash. One lane was opened for two hours until both lanes were reopened. OSP was assisted by the Sisters - Camp Sherman Fire Department, Black Butte Ranch Police Department and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available. ...
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Tuesday May 16, 2017 - Times viewed: 14602
PORTLAND, Oregon - The PCC Foundation has reason to be excited. 

A $280,000 gift from Tom and Chris Neilsen of Northwest Portland will provide hundreds of students with scholarships over the next 20 years. The gift, the first of its kind for PCC, will be invested as a limited term endowment to maximize the impact of the gift and provide between $10,000-$20,000 per year for PCC student scholarships. The couple will take the required minimum distribution from their IRA, using the distributions for a longer term plan to support PCC students. 

Longtime PCC Foundation supporters, the couple owned Neilsen Manufacturing Inc., a Salem-based family business serving the high-tech industry. After retiring to Portland in 2007, Chris served on the PCC Foundation Board for five years and was appointed president for one of her terms. Today, she remains active with the philanthropic arm of the college and is a member of PCC Foundation's new Emeritus Board. 

"We have been supporters of the Future Connect and scholarship programs at PCC, and we decided that because that work is very important to us and to our community, we wanted to support it more deeply," said Chri ...
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Tuesday May 16, 2017 - Times viewed: 14440
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Kamau Kambui Leland Curnal, age 28. In October 2016, a federal grand jury in Oregon charged Curnal with one count of sex trafficking of a child and one count of transportation of a minor for the purposes of prostitution. The indictment alleges that Curnal and a second man, Aaron Barnes, drove a minor victim from Portland to Seattle as part of a trafficking operation. The FBI arrested Barnes in November 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska, and his case is currently pending further court action. 

Although the charges stem from alleged criminal activity in Oregon, Curnal is believed to have extensive ties to Seattle and may be living in that area. 

Aliases: Kamau K. Curnal, Kamau Kambui Carnal, Jr., Kamau Curnal 
Hair: Black 
Eyes: Brown 
Height: 5'11" 
Weight: 185 pounds 
Sex: Male 
Race: Black 
Wanted poster (link to https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/human-trafficking/kamau-kambui-leland-curnal

Curnal should be considered armed an ...
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Tuesday May 16, 2017 - Times viewed: 14623
SALEM, Oregon - Oregonians can now see proposed rates for 2018 individual and small employer health insurance plans. Health insurance companies submitted rate requests to the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Division of Financial Regulation on May 15. The division must review and approve any rates before they can be charged to policyholders. The proposed rates are for health i ...

Tuesday May 16, 2017 - Times viewed: 14439
This morning a driver traveling northbound on I-5 near Jantzen Beach who was weaving in and out of traffic, ran into a vehicle on the side of the road with a flat tire. The driver scraped the car but 28-year-old Amal Shariff of Seattle, Washington had two small children in the back seat. The children were crying when police stopped the driver near the I-5 bridge. Police suspected the mother might be drunk. She was asked to get out of the car and began to place her under arrest. Police say Shariff struggled and struck an officer in the face with her elbow before officers were able to place her into handcuffs. Shariff was taken to the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assaulting a Police Officer (two counts), Resist Arrest, Recklessly Endangering Another Person (two counts), Reckless Driving, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. The children were taken into protective custody and turned over to the Department of Human Services. ...
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Monday May 15, 2017 - Times viewed: 8986
PENDLETON, Oregon - On Saturday, 39-year-old Shawn Campbell from Pendleton was killed in a single vehicle crash on HWY 97. Campbell was the passenger in a car driven by 40-year-old Tiarra Burnette, also from Pendleton). The car was a white 2012 Kia Ultima and was headed northbound on HWY 97. The driver apparently lost control as sheets of hail fell on the road. The vehicle fishtailed, struck an embankment, and rolled then came to rest on the driver side. Campbell was in the rear passenger seat and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The right front passenger, identified as Joseph R. Perilli (age 28 from Pendleton) and Burnette were not injured. All occupants were wearing seat-belts. ...
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Monday May 15, 2017 - Times viewed: 14163
LEBANON - Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports deputies responded to a reported shooting in the 100 block of Vaughn Lane in Lebanon. When deputies arrived, they confirmed no one had been injured. Deputies learned that Peggy L Gomez, 55-years-old of Lebanon, was having a Mother's Day barbecue with her sons, Hunter Gomez, 34-years-old, and Billy Jack Gomez, 35-years-old, who live at the resi ...

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