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1 Couple displaced from afternoon house fire
Saturday February 22, 2020, 2:39 AM
Couple displaced from afternoon house fire
Cowlitz County, Washington- At just after 3PM, neighbors and a school bus driver reported a house on fire with an elderly couple that may still be inside.

When Firefighters arrived on the scene the house was ablaze. Firefighters began extinguishing the fire with multiple hose lines and sea ... [More]    

2 Two Car collision in Hazel Dell kills Washougal Woman
Wednesday February 19, 2020, 6:38 AM
On 2/18/2020 at 7:31 hours, EMS and CCSO personnel responded to the 3600 block of NE 78th Street for the report of a two vehicle collision. Upon arrival, EMS personnel attempted to resuscitate a driver at the scene, but were unsuccessful.

Scene evidence and witness statements revealed that ... [More]    

3 Fight Involving a Gun at Convenience Store, 1 Person Shot
Saturday February 15, 2020, 2:12 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man is being treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound after a fight involving a gun in the Portsmouth Neighborhood.

On Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8:14p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance at a convenience store in the 6100 b ... [More]    

4 Officer Involved Shooting in Silverton, Marion County
Saturday February 15, 2020, 2:11 AM
SILVERTON, Oregon - On February 14, 2020 at approximately 12:40 P.M., Silverton Police Department personnel responded to a reported domestic violence disturbance at 911 Reserve St. Apt.#3, in Silverton.

Shortly after arriving, officers located the involved man, William Bluestone (21) of Bend ... [More]    

5 Driver Identified in Deadly I-205 Crash
Tuesday February 11, 2020, 6:58 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - The driver that was killed in Saturday's crash on the Glenn Jackson Bridge is identified as Yevgeniy L. Kovalenko, 25, of Gresham. His family has been notified of his death.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is still ongoing, but speed is believed to be a key c ... [More]    

6 Shooting at Car Dealership
Sunday February 9, 2020, 8:51 AM
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - On February 8, at about 9:30am, Forest Grove Police were sent to the Doherty Ford Dealership at 4223 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove for a reported disturbance.

On arrival police learned that a subject had fired a .308 caliber bullet at a truck owned by the dealership a ... [More]    

7 21 people evacuated from Umatilla County flood
Sunday February 9, 2020, 8:48 AM
21 people evacuated from Umatilla County flood

Pendleton – On Saturday, February 8th, the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office reported there were successful evacuation efforts using two helicopters in areas affected by county flooding. Helicopters provided by the National Guard and Umatilla County Search and Rescue personnel both worked ... [More]    

8 24-year-old woman killed on Hwy 30 In Clatsop County
Friday February 7, 2020, 4:32 AM
24-year-old woman killed on Hwy 30 In Clatsop County
On Thursday, February 6, 2020 at approximately 11:18 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 30 near milepost 92.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Buick LeSabre, operated by Emilee Mabey (24) of Ocean Park, WA. was westbound ... [More]    

9 Second Alarm Apartment Fire at SE Foster Rd.
Tuesday February 4, 2020, 8:11 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - Last night at at 7:19 PM Portland Firefighters were called to an apartment on the 13000 block of SE Foster Rd. When they arrived firefighters found a second floor apartment burning with flames rapidly moving the the third floor apartment above. The location of the burning apartmen ... [More]    
10 Keizer Police Investigating Suspicious Death
Tuesday February 4, 2020, 8:09 AM
On February 3, 2020, at about 8:30 PM, Keizer police officers were dispatched to a parking lot in the area of 2555 Jorie Lane NE to a report of a motor vehicle crash. Officers discovered a deceased adult male at the location inside the crashed car. The death was suspicious and not consistent with th ... [More]    
11 Woman Driving Car Shot Near Lloyd Center
Sunday February 2, 2020, 5:27 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - A victim is recovering from a gunshot wound that is believed to be non-life threatening after a shooting in the Eliot/Irvington/Lloyd District neighborhoods.

On Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 1:50a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of someone shot outsid ... [More]    

12 Two Fires in Lebanon Fire District
Friday January 31, 2020, 3:52 AM
The Lebanon Fire District responded to 2 reported structure fires within 30 minutes of each other this evening, the first fire coming in at 10:00 pm. The fire was reported to be a stove on fire while the occupant was cooking. Upon arrival of the IC, the only occupant of the house told firefighters t ... [More]    
13 Major Crash Team Activation, SE 122nd Ave/Burnside Closed
Friday January 31, 2020, 3:51 AM
The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and East Burnside Street to assist in a traffic crash investigation involving serious injuries.

Streets closed in the area, including 122nd Avenue between Northeast Glisan Street and Southeast Stark Street, and Ea ... [More]    

14 Gov. Kate Brown’s New 2020 Census Website Could Help Secure Oregon’s 6th Congressional Seat
Tuesday January 28, 2020, 4:29 AM
Gov. Kate Brown’s New 2020 Census Website Could Help Secure Oregon’s 6th Congressional Seat
Gov. Kate Brown unveiled a new website last week to let Oregonians know about the upcoming 2020 census in hopes of getting full participation so the state is represented accurately.

It includes background information, why participation matters and a timeline of events.

Getting an acc ... [More]    

15 Two Fires, Keep Lebanon Firefighters Busy
Tuesday January 28, 2020, 4:23 AM
Lebanon fire crews battled two working house fires within a 5-hour span on Friday night, stretching their available resources thin and testing the endurance of responders. The first fire came in at 5:38 p.m. at 30033 Fairview Road with reports of heavy smoke within the home. Both occupants were able ... [More]    
16 Dead Man Found Beside Hwy 101 in Coos County
Tuesday January 28, 2020, 4:21 AM
On Monday, January 27, 2020 at approximately 9:21 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers were dispatched to the report of a deceased person beside Hwy 101 near milepost 278 (Two Mile Lane).

Preliminary investigation revealed the deceased male, identified as William Schippert (44) of Bandon, had ... [More]    

17 Man Sentenced to prison in death of 19-year-old Portland girl
Saturday January 25, 2020, 3:10 AM
Man Sentenced to prison in death of 19-year-old Portland girl
PORTLAND, Oregon Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced today that 27-year-old Adam Alexander Valle has changed his plea and received an 85 month prison sentence for recklessly causing the death of 19-year-old Heaven Leigh Mathews while operating a stolen vehicle under the influe ... [More]    
18 Shooting in Hazelwood Neighborhood, Occupied House Struck
Saturday January 25, 2020, 3:02 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - East Precinct and the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) are investigating a shooting this evening in the Hazelwood neighborhood that left an occupied house and a parked car with bullet strikes.

On Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:27p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to r ... [More]    

19 Woman Arrested in Connection with September 2019 Shooting
Thursday January 23, 2020, 6:19 AM
Woman Arrested in Connection with September 2019 Shooting
Detectives from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit have continued investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting death of Philip Cloud on September 23, 2019. As part of the ongoing investigation, detectives executed several search warrants and interviewed dozens ... [More]    
20 Man Arrested for Attempted Armed Robbery
Thursday January 23, 2020, 6:09 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 8:04 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to the 1600 block of Northeast Grand Avenue on a report of an attempted robbery involving a weapon.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted a subject in the area of Northeast 6th Avenue and ... [More]    

21 Gresham U.S. Bank Fires Woman For Helping struggling man at Christmas
Sunday January 19, 2020, 2:54 AM
Gresham U.S. Bank Fires Woman For Helping struggling man at Christmas
PORTLAND, Oregon - Emily James from Portland says she was terminated from her jog at U.S. Bankafter helping a struggling customer get home to his family on Christmas Eve by giving him $20 of her own money.

Emily worked as a senior banker at a U.S. Bank call center in Portland when she receiv ... [More]    

22 Barricaded male who set fire to house arrested
Thursday January 16, 2020, 8:42 AM
Vancouver, Wash. –On January 15, 2020 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the 3200 block of NW Division Avenue for a restraining order violation. Officers made verbal contact with a male inside the residence, who was in violation of the restraining order, and who refused to exi ... [More]    
23 Man Arrested in Connection with Thefts, Two Guns Recovered
Thursday January 16, 2020, 8:41 AM
On January 2, 2020 there was a string of thefts from vehicles in the Sandy area. The Sandy Police Department was assisted in the investigation in the coming days by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Gresham Police Department, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Portland Police Bureau. At the ... [More]    
24 Reward offered for missing 20-year-old Allyson Watterson
Tuesday January 14, 2020, 10:41 PM
Reward offered for missing 20-year-old  Allyson Watterson
NORTH PLAINS, Oregon – During its third week, the search for a missing Oregon woman has been suspended in a specific area.

However, Rescue commander Tony Morris of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday that it is suspending the active search for Allyson Watterson, a 20-ye ... [More]    

25 Man dies in Oregon coast crash, dog goes missing
Tuesday January 14, 2020, 10:24 PM
Man dies in Oregon coast crash, dog goes missing
NETARTS, Ore. – A 41-year-old Oregon man died Sunday afternoon when he crashed into a ravine along a coastal road, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office said.

The crash was reported at about 3:40 p.m. along Whiskey Creek Road.

Initial reports state that Jarrod Christensen, 41, of Clo ... [More]    

26 Oregon State Police investigating three people being swept into the ocean
Monday January 13, 2020, 2:47 AM
POLICE REPORT: The adult male and father of the two children is being identified as Jeremy Stiles (47) from Portland.

The officer that entered the ocean is from the Manzanita Police Department and is requesting no media interviews at this time.

On Saturday, January 11, 2020, at appr ... [More]    

27 Man charged with manslaughter following a fatal hit and run
Saturday January 11, 2020, 6:51 AM

Luis Silva Echeverria-Navarete charged with manslaughter following a fatal hit and run in N. Portland on November 26, 2017

Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced the filing of a four count charging document against 22-year-old Luis Silva Echeverria-Navaret ... [More]    

28 Tenmile Lake recreational use health advisory lifted
Saturday January 11, 2020, 6:50 AM
Tenmile Lake recreational use health advisory lifted The Oregon Health Authority has lifted the recreational use health advisories for Tenmile Lake in Coos County.

Water monitoring has confirmed that the level of cyanotoxins (harmful algae toxins) in Tenmile Lake are below recreational guid ... [More]    

29 Extreme Clutter Complicates Firefighting Efforts In SE PDX
Tuesday January 7, 2020, 6:23 AM
PORTLALND, Oregon - A townhouse was called to PF&R firefighters at 3:50 PM. A townhouse fire at SE 131st & Division. SE PDX was ablaze. Crews arrived to find dark smoke flowing from the windows and eves. They were able to search the home and extinguish the fire within 15min. This prevented fire spre ... [More]    
30 Police Seek Help Locating Missing Man
Tuesday January 7, 2020, 6:20 AM
Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 68-year-old man. Jeffery Still was last seen today around 8:50 p.m. after leaving Portland Adventist Hospital. Still has medical issues and needs medication. He has brown hair, is approximately 5-feet-10-inche ... [More]    
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Monday August 8, 2011 - Times viewed: 7870
PORTLAND, Oregon - Former Senator Mark Hatfield, an outspoken critic of war whose liberal views often put him at odds with fellow Republicans but endeared him to Oregonians, died Sunday. He was 89. Hatfield, who had become increasingly frail in recent years, died at a Portland residence, said Gerry Frank, a longtime friend and former aide. The former senator's death was first reported by The Oregonian newspaper. Also a former governor, Hatfield was the longest serving U.S. senator in Oregon history, serving five terms from 1967 to 1997. He gained fame for key efforts against American involvement in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf war, but also spoke in favor of President George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq. Hatfield was a Republican in a predominantly Democratic state. But his causes — championing the environment, the needy and human rights — won him admirers across the political spectrum. "No one has had a more profound impact on Oregon in the last half century than Mark Hatfield," said Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat. "We've lost a true statesman whose legacy lives on in his countless contributions to Oregon's quality of life. Senator Hatfield's moral compass, indep ...
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Sunday August 7, 2011 - Times viewed: 8379
BEAVERTON, Oregon - All five occupants in the Suburban that crashed on Highway 217 near Highway 26, early this morning, have been identified. The driver is 22 year old Oscar Ferrusoa-Tellez from Portland and beside him, in the front passenger seat, was his wife, Eidalia Palacios (22). Both had been wearing their seatbelts and received non-life threatening injuries. The three rear passengers are 25 year old Tigard resident Janet Hernandez, 20 year old Sarahi Hernandez-De La Vega (unknown address) and 27 year old Raymundo Aztatzi Loyola of Hillsboro. Preliminary reports suggest all three rear passengers were not wearing their seatbelts. This allowed Aztatzi Loyola to be partially ejected from the vehicle which attributing to his death. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Hernandez and Hernandez-De La Vega had non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Emanuel Hospital along with Ferrusoa-Tellez and Palacios. Notification has been made to next of kin for Aztatzi Loyola. Currently no arrests have been made as investigators continue gathering information and await the findings of the toxicology reports. No further informaiton is available. ...
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Sunday August 7, 2011 - Times viewed: 7809
ASTORIA, Oregpm (AP) — Family members are searching for a 51-year-old Astoria woman who went for a walk two weeks ago and never came home. Lois "Sue" White doesn't typically venture on foot away from their apartment complex, her husband, Ronald White, told The Daily Astorian . But on July 26, Ronald was home with the couple's adult son when she left a note saying she was taking a walk. "The family is devastated," Ronald White said. "We don't know what to do." Police, firefighters, search-and-rescue crews, the U.S. Coast Guard and Seaside Helicopters have come up empty in their search for the woman, Deputy Police Chief Brad Johnston said. "We're to the point now where we're going to start doing things over again," said Johnston. "We're looking for any and every piece of information, but we're just not finding anything. We're not yielding anything. I don't know what's next." Police said they were told that Sue White's note had been destroyed before she was reported missing four days after she left. White is considered endangered because she needs daily medication, police said. She did not bring any belongings when she left the home. White and her husband moved to ...
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Sunday August 7, 2011 - Times viewed: 7761
GRESHAM, Oregon - A man has been arrested in Gresham on suspicion of killing a 1-year-old girl. 22-year-old Jeffrey Locker was arrested on Friday in connection with the death of Brooklyn Saechao. Gresham Police Sgt. Wallace Coon says paramedics responded to the home on Tuesday afternoon when Locker called to say his daughter had hit her head on an object in the house. She was taken to a hospital but died on Thursday. The relationship between Locker and the girl was unclear. Detectives investigating the case found that Locker had left the Portland area. Police say he was found Friday north of Milton-Freewater in eastern Oregon heading toward Washington. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail pending arraignment on murder and manslaughter charges. Neighbors said Locker moved into the apartment with mother and daughter about two months ago. ...
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Saturday August 6, 2011 - Times viewed: 7712
HUBBARD, Oregon - Oregon State Police have arrested a Washington state man in a crash that caused a natural gas leak and closed sections of two state highways south of Portland for three hours. Senior Trooper Doug Brown says the Friday evening crash damaged Northwest Natural Gas equipment at the intersection of Oregon Highway 99E and Oregon Highway 551 north of Hubbard, Ore. Witnesses reported ...

Saturday August 6, 2011 - Times viewed: 7793
PORTLAND, Oregon - A group of western pond turtles raised at the Oregon Zoo will be released into the Columbia River Gorge next week. The release is part a recovery plan, started in 1991 by Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Oregon Zoo joined in 2000. Nine turtles will return to the wild next week, 11 months after they were brought to the Oregon Zoo to be raised in safety. Wildlife officials say allowing them to grow before putting them back into the wild improves their chances of survival. Keeping the turtles in simulated summer conditions helps them put on three years of growth in less than a year. Zoo officials believe that improves their survival rate to 95 percent. ...
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Friday August 5, 2011 - Times viewed: 7831
EUGENE, Oregon — Lane County's fragile recreational-vehicle manufacturing industry could find hope in an unexpected place — green technology. The Eugene Register-Guard reports RV manufacturer Country Coach has plans to develop a diesel-electric hybrid, but that plan will have to wait as the local luxury motor coach industry tries to survive. "I don't expect to see the type of numbers of manufacturing in the high-end that there was in the past. I don't expect to see that ever return," said Ron Lee, who early this year resurrected a much smaller version of Country Coach, the company founded in 1973 by his brother and legendary RV pioneer Bob Lee. Once an economic engine for the region, the industry was carrying sales that peaked at nearly 400,000 in 2006, but the Great Recession sent purchases of RVs plummeting. Now, consumers want smaller, lighter and more fuel-efficient models, and Oregon's luxury models need to change to meet that demand. Lee is running a 22-person parts and consignment operation in Junction City, Ore., and is trying to raise money to begin limited manufacturing of a 40-foot Country Coach model. The price tag would be between $550,000 and $700,000. ...
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Friday August 5, 2011 - Times viewed: 7768
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - The man accused of killing his wife and four children and setting their house on fire recovered enough to leave the hospital Thursday and was immediately jailed on aggravated murder charges. Police said Jordan Adam Criado, 51, was alert and able to walk when he left the Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford and was taken to the Jackson County Jail. He suffered smoke inhalation in the July 18 fire and was unconscious and on a ventilator for days. Chief Deputy District Attorney Beth Heckert said he would be arraigned Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court on charges of aggravated murder, felony murder, manslaughter and arson. Detective Sgt. Mike Budreau said Criado did not yet have an attorney. An autopsy showed Tabasha Paige-Criado was stabled multiple times in the neck and abdomen. The probable cause of death for the children - Elijah, 7; Isaac, 6; Andrew, 5; and Aurora, 2 - was listed as smoke inhalation. Stab wounds to the neck were listed as an additional cause of death for Isaac and Andrew. Firefighters and medics worked feverishly on all six family members on the front lawn of their home before rushing them to the hospital. Only Criado su ...
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Friday August 5, 2011 - Times viewed: 7754
SALEM - Oregon anti-tax activist Bill Sizemore will spend 30 days in jail and three years on probation after pleading guilty to state tax-evasion charges. A spokeswoman for Attorney General John Kroger says Sizemore also owes the state $55,000 in back taxes and $2,000 for his court-appointed lawyer. Kroger said in a statement that Sizemore accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced Thursday afternoon. A grand jury indicted Sizemore in 2009 for failing to file state income tax returns in the previous three years. He has claimed in the past that the charges were politically motivated. He could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday. Sizemore is a former Klamath Falls resident and an unsuccessful Republican nominee for governor in 1998. ...
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Thursday August 4, 2011 - Times viewed: 7775
This morning, Thursday August 4, 2011, at 2;26 a.m., Portland Police officers from North Precinct responded to the report of a stabbing near Northeast 42nd Avenue and Killingsworth. Officers arrived in the area and located the victim at Northeast 42nd and Sumner. Officers spoke with the 34-year-old male victim who told police that after a brief confrontation, he had been punched in the face and st ...

Thursday August 4, 2011 - Times viewed: 7927
As long as American Indians have lived in the Pacific Northwest, they have looked to a jawless, eel-like fish for food. Tribes once harvested the lamprey from rivers throughout the Columbia Basin, which stretches from the Oregon coast up into Canada. But with dozens of hydroelectric dams in the way, the fish has followed the path of the buffalo – from the food staple of a people to a curiosity. Today, the tribes in the Northwest have just one place to go for them: a 12-metre waterfall on the Willamette River, flanked by an abandoned paper mill and a power plant, and located about a dozen kilometres upstream from a Superfund site – a hazardous waste dump. Unlike salmon, which have drawn billions of dollars in government funds to modify dams and restore habitat, the lamprey have been largely ignored. It’s the tribes that still eat them that are driving the effort to bring them back. The greatest threat the fish now face is the dams, which "will probably lead to their demise," said Aaron Jackson, who heads the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation’s efforts to restore lamprey. “That’s really sad,” he said of a fish that has survived hundreds of millions of yea ...
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Thursday August 4, 2011 - Times viewed: 7769
SALEM, Oregon — Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon resigned his seat late Wednesday, making him the fourth member of Congress to quit this year in the wake of a sex scandal. Wu, 56, already had announced his intention to resign after his hometown paper, The Oregonian, published allegations that he had an unwanted sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman. In May, the woman left a voice mail message about the encounter at Wu's Portland office. She has not pursued criminal charges. Wu made his resignation official in a handwritten letter to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber sent shortly before midnight Eastern Time. "With gratitude to the people of Oregon and confidence that our best days are yet to come, I hereby resign as their United States Congressman for the First District of Oregon, effectively immediately," Wu wrote. The resignation will set off a spirited special election for Wu's congressional seat. Kitzhaber called a primary election on Nov. 8 and a general election on Jan. 31 to choose a replacement for Wu. Wu said he also notified House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, of his resignation. In a prepared statement, Wu said that serving in Congress was the greatest ...
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Thursday August 4, 2011 - Times viewed: 7725
A new business listing service enters the internet business listings. Scwam says it focuses on helping small to medium sized companies gain more recognition for their business and achieving a greater exposure for their products and services. Scwam is proud to announce its grand opening, offering companies an affordable way to advertise their business opportunities, while earning a remarkable mo ...

Wednesday August 3, 2011 - Times viewed: 7921
PORTLAND, Oregon - An injured Oregon woman who spent three nights in the Mount Hood National Forest after tumbling off a cliff says she ate berries, drank from a creek and tried to scoot to safety on her bottom because she couldn't walk. Hood River County sheriff's Detective Matt English said 28-year-old Pamela Salant of Portland was in serious condition late Tuesday at a Portland hospital with a possible broken left leg. An Oregon Army National Guard helicopter rescued her Tuesday afternoon. Hospital officials said she was expected to stay overnight for evaluation. Salant got separated from her boyfriend, Aric Essig, on Saturday as they dropped their gear near Bear Lake and went looking for a camping spot. After her fall, English says Salant began following a creek, trying to reach the Columbia River and get help. She ended up in a steep drainage, about a mile and a half from the lake. ...
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Wednesday August 3, 2011 - Times viewed: 9601
WILLIAMS, Oregon - Medical marijuana has taken root in this idyllic town like nowhere else in Oregon. Nearly 20 percent of the population is registered to grow pot legally, and an untold number deals it illegally, creating stark contrasts in a bucolic burg where children still ring the bell to start the school day and pancake breakfasts draw a crowd at the local community center. The Associated Press analyzed the locations of registered pot grower in Oregon based on their ZIP codes and found that Williams by far has the heaviest concentration. More than 400 of the town's 2000 residents are authorized by the state to grow up to six plants each. The proliferation of pot became the talk of the town last summer when new Google Earth satellite images showed little green circles in neat rows all over the valley. "My daughter showed me on her iPhone," said Neil Sinnott, owner of a local café. "She said, 'Dad, look what your neighbors are doing.'" Six-foot-tall fences that screen marijuana gardens from public view have become so common that a local pastor uses them as landmarks for giving directions. One resident is trying to capitalize on the growing popularity of medical m ...
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Tuesday August 2, 2011 - Times viewed: 8034
OREGON CITY, Oregon - As long as American Indians have lived in the Pacific Northwest, they have looked to a jawless, eel-like fish for food. Tribes once harvested the lamprey from rivers throughout the Columbia Basin, which stretches from the Oregon coast up into Canada. But with dozens of hydroelectric dams in the way, the fish has followed the path of the buffalo—from a food staple of a people to a curiosity. Today, the tribes in the Northwest have just one place to go for them: a 40-foot waterfall on the Willamette River flanked by an abandoned paper mill and a power plant, and located about a dozen miles upstream from a Superfund site. ...
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Tuesday August 2, 2011 - Times viewed: 7802
Early this morning, Tuesday August 2, 2011, at 1:50 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a fight outside Spyce Gentlemen's Club, located at Northwest 2nd Avenue and Couch Street. Officers arrived and contacted several people who had been involved in a fight but at that point had no willing victims or known suspects. At 3:18 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to Portland Adventist Medical Center on the report of a walk-in stabbing victim. Officers contacted 32-year-old Pui Ho of Northeast Portland, who told officers he was stabbed while trying to break up a fight in front of Spyce Gentlemen's Club a few hours earlier. Ho didn't realize he was stabbed until his friend noticed that he was bleeding from the right side of his torso and lower back. Assault Detectives responded and began to investigate the fight and the stabbing. 21-year-old James Lee Moultrie has been charged with Assault in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree in connection with the stabbing of Mr. Ho. Moultrie was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Wednesday August 3, 2011. ...
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Monday August 1, 2011 - Times viewed: 7776
SALEM, Oregon - Attendance at Oregon's public universities is expected to reach a record 100,000 students this fall. Enrollment at the state's seven public universities has grown 40 percent in 10 years. Pressure on core courses, classrooms and dormitories help to make it more difficult to get into some schools, such as the University of Oregon. The U of O capped freshmen enrollment this year at about 4,000 students. The grade point average for incoming freshman has risen from 3.4 to 3.6. ...
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Monday August 1, 2011 - Times viewed: 7928
KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon - 23-year-old Carrie Ames changed her plea last Friday and entered no contest to manslaughter charges in the deaths of a couple in a drunken driving crash last year in Klamath Falls. She was also charged with assault and driving under the influence of intoxicants. Prosecutors have asked for a sentence of 20 years, noting Ames' blood-alcohol content was more than five times the legal limit. Her defense attorney has argued for a 10-year sentence. The September 2010 crash killed 66-year-old Don Barton and his 62-year-old wife, Donna Barton, of Dorris. Their 6-year-old great-grandson was seriously injured. ...
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Monday August 1, 2011 - Times viewed: 7807
ASHLAND, Oregon - A U.S. Forest Service decision to approve expansion of the Mt. Ashland Ski Area in southern Oregon has been appealed. A total of 26 conservation groups and individuals have filed administrative appeals that will now be considered by the Forest Service internally at its regional office in Portland. If the regional office upholds the expansion's approval, people who filed administrative appeals will then have the option to appeal the approval in court. The Rogue Group Sierra Club filed one of the administrative appeals and has already indicated it plans to appeal in court if needed. The expansion plans include new ski runs, chairlifts, buildings and a bigger parking lot. ...
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Monday August 1, 2011 - Times viewed: 7904
PORTLAND, Oregon - A stolen trumpet has been found and returned to a Portland jazz musician who needed a custom-made instrument in order to play. The trumpet was stolen from Portland jazz player and music teacher Thara Memory when he was moving into a new condo near downtown. Partial amputations made necessary by complications from diabetes make it impossible for Memory to play without the c ...

Monday August 1, 2011 - Times viewed: 8152
Just before noon yesterday, Sunday, July 30, 2011, Artyom Pavlenko, age 28, surrendered himself at to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office admitting he had been involved in the fatal hit and run earlier Sunday on Mather Road in Clackamas. Artyom Pavlenko was interviewed by investigators and then arrested. He has been booked at the Clackamas County Jail on one count of Manslaughter II and one count of Felony - Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver in an Accident (Hit and Run). Mr. Pavlenko's silver Honda Civic was located at his Clackamas residence. Clackamas County Deputies are currently conducting an investigation at the residence and applying for a search warrant to seize and search the vehicle involved in the crash. Mr. Pavlenko is no longer cooperating with the investigation. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is asking for information regarding Artyom Pavlenko and his recent actions, particularly for the last twenty four hours. Anyone with information about Mr. Pavlenko is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949, or by using the online e-mail form at http://www.co.clackamas.or.us/ ...
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Monday August 1, 2011 - Times viewed: 7782
OREGON CITY, Oregon - The Oregon State Patrol says a 21-year Tualatin woman has been arrested on numerous charges after she kicked and assaulted three police officers as they took her into custody at Carver Park in Clackamas County. Trooper Dessa Deforrest says authorities were responding to a reported fight at Carver Park in Oregon City on Friday night when they found a vehicle driven by Kylie ...

Sunday July 31, 2011 - Times viewed: 7822
Medford, Oregon - An Eagle Point man has been accused of stealing nearly 400 books from local libraries and apparently had no plans to sell them. Christopher Storrer, who listed “home” as his graduate school on a social-media website, has been banned from all Rogue Valley libraries while he awaits trial. The Medford Mail Tribune reports Storrer’s reading tastes tended toward political philosop ...

Sunday July 31, 2011 - Times viewed: 7816
PORTLAND, Oregon - A large fire has destroyed a fuel silo at a lumber yard in Lyons. Fire department spokesman Alan Hume says firefighters from 11 fire agencies battled the four-alarm blaze at Freres Lumber Co. Saturday afternoon. He said the fire destroyed 100-foot fuel silo, which provides fuel for a boiler. Hume said the fire apparently started at the top of the silo. The fire extended to the top of the second silo, but no other buildings were burned. No one was injured and the cause of the fire is being investigated. ...
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MILTON-FREEWATER, Oregon - The levee system along the Walla Walla River is badly in need of repair in one Eastern Oregon town, costing homeowners a flood insurance premium until the system is fixed. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stopped certifying the levee system near Milton-Freewater, Ore., in 2007. The corps said it discovered damage during inspections that rendered the levee unusable. ...

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ROSEBURG, Oregon - The algae bloom at Diamond Lake and the South Umpqua River have led health officials to warn visitors not to drink the water, swim in the lake or inhale droplets while boating or water skiing. The toxins in blue-green algae can't be filtered out by boiling water, and most private water treatment systems aren't capable of removing the toxins. The invasive fish species tui chub eats zooplankton, which eats the algae. Other Oregon resorts that have removed tui chub report no problems with blue-green algae. ...
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OREGON CITY, Oregon - The Oregon State Patrol says a 21-year Tualatin woman has been arrested on numerous charges after she kicked and assaulted three police officers as they took her into custody at Carver Park in Clackamas County. Trooper Dessa Deforrest says authorities were responding to a reported fight at Carver Park in Oregon City on Friday night when they found a vehicle driven by Kylie ...

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DALLAS, Oregon - A 21-year-old Oregon man accused of killing his parents at their farm last summer has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and agreed to testify against his co-defendant. Polk County District Attorney Stan Butterfield says that in exchange for the testimony and Friday's guilty pleas to two counts of aggravated murder, he will recommend that Andrew Thomas Jondle serve a minimum of 50 years in prison. Butterfield had earlier sought the death penalty. David and Marilyn Jondle were killed Aug. 30, 2010, at their Dallas-area farm west of Salem, where they raised free-range cattle and poultry. The Statesman Journal says prosecutors alleged that Andrew Jondle and his girlfriend Cindy Lou Beck plotted to rob and kill the elder Jondles because the pair needed money and wanted to inherit the farm. Andrew Jondle also pleaded guilty to burglary. Butterfield says the victims' relatives support the plea agreement. The 46-year-old Beck is charged with aggravated murder and conspiracy to commit murder. ...
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MEDFORD, Oregon - Friends, family and others turned out for the funeral of a former Southern California woman and her four children who were found stabbed in their burning Oregon home earlier this month. The caskets of Tabasha Paige-Criado and her children - three boys and a girl between two to seven-years old - lay side-by-side as hundreds paid their final respects Saturday at St. John Mission ...

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