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Thursday May 12, 2011 - Times viewed: 7629
SALEM, Oregon - Governor Kitzhaber released the following statement regarding the May 12th revenue forecast: "Today’s revenue forecast is good news for the 2011-13 budget, but it is also further indication that Oregon’s recovery will take time. We must take this opportunity to integrate and streamline state services like health care and education to deliver better outcomes and reduce costs, and we need to budget adequate reserves to leave a cushion for future revenue fluctuations. As legislative leaders agreed earlier this week, the top priorities for additional revenue are restoring funding to programs within the Department of Human Services and public safety programs." ...
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Wednesday May 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 7707
On May 10, 2011 at 6:20 PM, a Hillsboro woman came to HPD station-1 to report that she had been raped and kidnapped earlier that day. The 26 year old female victim reported that on May 10, 2011 at 11:30 AM she was walking on SE Oak Avenue between SE 10th and 12th Avenues when she was approached by a male in a black 4 door Chevrolet Malibu. The suspect stopped and asked her if she would be interested in a baby car seat and stroller, that he had one. She refused and then she stated that the suspect pulled her into his car and they drove from the location north on SE 12th. She did not make any attempts to get out of the car as the suspect drove approx 3 miles to the 1800 block of NE 12th, his residence. The victim then stated that the suspect pushed her into the house after she got out of the car on her own. Inside the residence, the victim reported that she was raped and that she felt unable to leave the location based on fear of the suspect until approximately 6:15 PM, when she ran to a neighbor's house near the location, whereby the neighbors brought her to the police station. The suspect did not threaten the victim, nor did he have any weapons during this cri ...
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Wednesday May 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 8099
GRESHAM, Oregon - Several children at a Gresham elementary school have now been tested and treated for whooping cough. The school principal is now warning parents to be alert for symptoms. Last week three children were diagnosed with whooping cough. Seven kids in the class are at Butler Creek Elementary School, said Principal Karen Weinert said. The school sent home a letter to parents on Wednesday warning them to look for pertussis symptoms in their own kids. Any students with confirmed or suspected cases will be held out of school until about a week after being treatment. Whooping cough causes violent coughing and generally lasts for six weeks and can be especially dangerous for young children. The disease is spread through the air. Symptoms at first look like the common cold and usually develop about a week after exposure. Severe coughing starts about 10-12 days later. ...
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Wednesday May 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 7650
BEND, Oregon - Oregon's gasoline price continue to increased even though oil prices have been decreasing. The statewide average increased a penny to $3.97 a gallon, while the national average decreased one-and-a-half cents to $3.95. That's the first decrease for the national average in over six weeks. Crude oil prices have decreased from $111 a barrel last week to about $102 Tuesday. AAA spokesperson in Oregon, Marie Dodds said bearish economic news last week had investors concerned about a possible correction in oil prices. "The spending pulse report that showed U.S. gasoline consumption down 1% for the week, and down 1.2% compared to a year ago. And then we also had kind of a murky report from the department of energy that showed and increase in crude stocks, but a slight drawdown in gasoline stocks." Dodds, a guest Wednesday morning on Wake Up Bend!, said it can take anywhere from one to two weeks to see gas prices move down "Chances are, if you stop at your neighborhood gas station, that gasoline was made from crude at the higher price. So, gas stations are not necessarily able to quickly lower their prices unless they sell at a loss. So, they have a lot of product ...
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Wednesday May 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 8001
A new study gives a much-needed booster shot to the beleaguered AIDS vaccine field. The experiment, led by immunologist and pathologist Louis Picker of the Oregon Health & Science University in Beaverton, showed that an unusual approach to vaccinating against SIV (a simian cousin of HIV) protected 12 of 24 monkeys from a "challenge" with a particularly virulent strain of that virus. Specifically, all monkeys became infected, but in half of the animals, their immune systems drove the virus down to undetectable levels for more than a year. “It’s the best result I’ve seen against the worst SIV known,” says the University of Wisconsin’s David Watkins, an immunologist who tests AIDS vaccines in monkeys and was not involved with the work. “I’m very excited by this approach.” The vaccine contains SIV genes stitched into cytomegalovirus (CMV), a herpesvirus that harmlessly infects many humans and serves as the delivery vehicle, or vector, for the AIDS virus proteins. Typically, AIDS vaccines use vectors that quickly die, but CMV stays alive indefinitely and constantly confronts the immune system with the mock version of the enemy. As a result, Picker contends, the immune system stay ...
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Wednesday May 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 7834
Condemned killer Gary Haugen has petition the court that he wants to drop all future appeals and proceed with his execution as a "protest to the arbitrary and vindictive Oregon death penalty scheme that is flawed and broken at best." Haugen repeatedly has made the same point during the past six months. Since the Oregon Supreme Court upheld Haugen's conviction and death sentence in November, the death-row inmate has sent eight letters to court officials stating his desire to drop all future appeals, potentially clearing the way for him to be executed. He soon may get his way. Haugen, 49, was sentenced to death for the 2003 jailhouse killing of fellow inmate David Polin, who was serving time for attempted murder and drug convictions. Haugen was convicted along with another inmate in the fatal attack, in which Polin suffered a crushed skull and 84 stab wounds. At the time of Polin’s death, Haugen was serving time for the 1981 murder of his former girlfriend’s mother in northeast Portland. If Judge Joseph Guimond issues the death warrant Friday, Haugen would most likely be executed in July or August. The Department of Corrections has obtained the drugs necessary fo ...
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Wednesday May 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 8356
The video, posted on YouTube a couple months ago titled "Drunk man eats napkin at Denny's" has been identified as Mike Parker, the play-by-play voice for Oregon State athletics. Parker confirmed that he is the man in the video. The video was shot by a group of not too bright kids at a West Hollywood Denny’s, following an OSU men’s basketball game against USC. In addition, while the morons who shot the cell camera video were having a great time with it, Parker himself doesn’t consider it a laughing matter. "The wrongdoing feels deep within the heart, whether there was anything illegal or not, I’m deeply ashamed for putting myself in a position," Parker said with tears in his eyes after Oregon State defeated Portland on Tuesday. "To be in that kind of state, and so obviously terribly impaired from the alcohol that I could not be aware of what I was doing, is very frightening. It’s embarrassing, it’s shameful, it’s humiliating." ...
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Tuesday May 10, 2011 - Times viewed: 7859
SALEM, Oregon - Washington state is monitoring the wild pig populations in Oregon, where the fish and wildlife department has ordered farmers to determine the size of the destructive pig populations on their land and get rid of them. The Oregon fish and wildlife department knows feral pigs are a problem. As an invasive species, they threaten crops and cause headaches for farmers. The state doesn't yet know how big of a problem. That's because most feral pigs in the state live in the low-precipitation private land. But they're inching closer to the high-value crop land, and neighboring states in the Pacific Northwest are worried. Feral pigs, like most problems in Oregon, get blamed on California. The pigs are game mammals in the state, meaning hunters have to get tags to shoot them. In the meantime, they root up cropland, destroy hillsides and generally wreak havoc on the environment. A bill passed last year in Oregon requires landowners to trap or shoot any feral swine known to roam their land, or at a minimum allow someone else to shoot or trap it. "Whether or not we'll be successful really depends on private landowners," said Keith Kohl of the Oregon Department of ...
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Monday May 9, 2011 - Times viewed: 8438
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is hosting a bike ride in Portland called Cycle for Life to support research for a cure. The Cycle for Life ride will be held Saturday August 13th at the Historic Carlton Train Depot. All proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help continue the search to find a cure. Cycle for Life offers a 20, 35 or 65 mile route winding through the country side. Carlton is located less than an hour drive, southwest of Portland. Advanced registration is just $15 through July 15, with a fundraising goal of $150 per rider. Participants can earn a long-sleeved T-shirt, event jersey and many other great prizes for all fundraising efforts. The ride takes advantage of Carlton’s energized main street and the surrounding natural beauty. Downtown Carlton provides a welcoming environment for even the most inexperienced rider, as well as a relaxing atmosphere to finish the ride and enjoy the town. There are 24 wineries in walking distance from downtown Carlton Cystic Fibrosis is a life threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. Cystic Fibrosis is an o ...
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Monday May 9, 2011 - Times viewed: 7672
Marion County Sheriff's Office Sr. Deputy Martin Bennett is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a thief who stole a power hedge trimmer from a local Salem business on Friday afternoon. At about 2:15pm, the suspect entered the State Street Saw Shop at 4067 State St., in Salem. The suspect appeared to be shopping and looking at several power tools. While the employees were assisting several other customers, the suspect stole the tool and exited the store and walked west on State Street. No vehicles were seen leaving the area. A photo taken from the store's surveillance camera should assist with the identification and arrest of the thief. The property stolen was a Stihl, HS-F5 Hedge Trimmer, 24 inch blade, valued at $320.00 The State Street Saw Shop is a local, family-owned business like many others in the Salem area. The impact of this theft is significant. If you can assist with the identification of the suspect and/or the return of the stolen trimmer, please contact Sr. Deputy Bennett at 503-566-6927. Leave a message on his voicemail and he'll return your call. ...
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Monday May 9, 2011 - Times viewed: 7777
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Saturday, May 7th, just after 9:00 PM. The crash occurred on Highway 213 approximately six miles south of Molalla. According to Trooper Alex Monarch, a 1988 Chevrolet Sprint operated by JACKIE LEE CARTER, age 55 of Salem, was southbound on Highway 213 when it crossed into the oncoming lane while negotiating a curve. CARTER'S vehicle was struck by a northbound 2002 Buick Century operated by RICHARD DEAN TOWNSEND, age 66 of Mulino. CARTER was pronounced deceased at the scene. TOWNSEND and his wife JUDITH TOWNSEND were both injured and subsequently transported to OHSU. OSP troopers were assisted at the scene by the Monitor Fire Department, Molalla Police Department, and ODOT. Next of kin for CARTER have been notified. No other information to release at this time. ...
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Sunday May 8, 2011 - Times viewed: 7697
MEDFORD, Oregon - An early-morning traffic stop in Medford led to the discovery of 2.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine after the driver of a 2005 sedan allowed an Oregon State Police trooper to check his car. The trooper called for a drug-sniffing dog and found about $60,000 worth of the drug in vacuum-sealed containers in a hidden compartment in the car. Froylan Garcia, of Federal Way, Wash., was charged with delivery and manufacture of a controlled substance. He was taken to the Jackson County Jail. It was unclear on Saturday whether Garcia had hired an attorney. A telephone number for Garcia could not be located. ...
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Saturday May 7, 2011 - Times viewed: 8507
VERNONIA, Oregon - The citizens of Vernonia are fighting over one of its police officers and his friends on the City Council. The disagreement is over officer Mike Kay, who the state says is a dishonest police officer, and three people who control the City Council. Officer Kay was in charge when a 10-year-old Ian Torres-Petersen was found safe last year after missing for a few days. "Whatever it is, if we ask for help, we usually get some type of community response," he said then. Now he’s on the sidelines on paid leave and under investigation by the state. "I would pity whoever got him as a police officer again, because I don’t see him changing his modus operandi," said former Vernonia Mayor Sally Harrison. Harrison pulls no punches when it comes to Kay. "The record shows that he’s a liar. I don’t want him in Vernonia anymore," she said. Her comment could be considered slander if not for the official state investigation. Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training investigators found Kay lied on his 2004 application to the Vernonia Police Department. ...
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Saturday May 7, 2011 - Times viewed: 7744
On May 4, 2011 at about 7:50 PM Officers responded to the Palms Motel at 3810 N Interstate on a call of a disturbance. Arriving they found a 15 year-old girl being held against her will, forcefully given drugs and forced into prostitution and the girl was a ward-of-the-state and a runaway. The investigation revealed the girl was a victim of Human Trafficking and had undergone a substantial assault in the days prior to being rescued by police. Detectives were notified and the girl was taken to an area hospital for treatment. 26 year-old Rashad Quentel Sanders also know as Rashad Quentel Richmond was arrested for Compelling Prostitution and Promoting Prostitution and was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center. Detectives are asking for anyone with information regarding this case or Rashad Quentel Sanders to contact: Detective Mudrick Desk: 503-823-0453 Email: Muary.Mudrick@portlandpolice.gov ...
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Friday May 6, 2011 - Times viewed: 7936

Newport's Red Octopus Theatre Company, Director/Choreographer Darcy Hogan* and Music Director Brad Capshaw are currently casting for McNally & Yazbek's hit musical comedy, The Full Monty.

AUDITIONS will be held on Saturday, June 4 at 10am and on Monday, June 6 at 7pm at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Those interested can audition on either date - there is no need to attend both.

Auditioners will be asked to read from the script - there is no need to prepare a monologue. Those attending should prepare a short vocal selection - one verse and a chorus of a contemporary song of their choice. Your selection may be sung a capella, or you may bring accompaniment on CD. Please wear something comfortable as the audition will be followed by a brief dance audition (a short combination will be taught - nothing complex, just enough to see if you can "move").

Rehearsals begin in August. Performances begin on 11-11-11 and run for three weeks.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT www.RedOctopusTheatre.org

Please note: Not every character must sing or dance, and not every singing role requires a Pavarotti. Additionally, this show offer ...

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Friday May 6, 2011 - Times viewed: 8010

Love & Valor – The Intimate Civil War Letters
Showing at the
2011 Fifth Annual S.U.R.G.E.! Film Festival
Saturday May 21, 2011 – 5:00pm
The Variant
4810 Northeast Garfield Avenue
Portland, OR 97211

Chicago, Illinois May 4, 2011. Love & Valor-The Intimate Civil War Letters is a narrative documentary based on the story of a Union soldier and his wife as told through their actual letters. Among the best, if not the best, set of letters between a husband and wife during the American Civil War. Narrated by Brian Dennehy, the movie also includes the strange stories of how filmmaker Charles Larimer found his great great grandparents letters.

Love & Valor is an official selection at the The Fifth Annual International Social Uprising, Resistance and Grassroots Encouragement (S.U.R.G.E.) Film Festival and will be shown on Saturday May 21, 2011 at 5:00pm at The Variant; 4810 Northeast Garfield Avenue, Portland, OR 97211. The S.U.R.G.E. Film Festival runs from May 17 to May 23, 2011. Admission is free of charge.

Special seating has been reserved for members of the media to attend this amazing event!

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Friday May 6, 2011 - Times viewed: 7624
Last night, Thursday May 5, 2011, at approximately 9:02 p.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of a hit and run to a pedestrian at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard. Officers arrived and contacted a 29-year-old female who was injured in the hit and run. Medical personnel arrived and transported her to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Officers learned that the suspect vehicle was traveling westbound on Southeast Holgate Boulevard from 122nd when it struck the victim as she crossed the street. The victim was not in a crosswalk at the time she was struck by the vehicle. The suspect vehicle is described as a late 80s or early 90s tan minivan and was last seen westbound on Southeast Holgate Boulevard. Traffic in the intersection was shut down briefly as officers conducted an investigation but is now reopened to all traffic. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Portland Police Traffic Investigations Unit at (503) 823-2103. ...
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Thursday May 5, 2011 - Times viewed: 7829
On April 24th, just before 11:30 PM, an unidentified suspect passed a note at the Walgreen Drug Store, 1992 Lancaster Dr NE, indicating he had a gun and was demanding the drug Oxycodone. The suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of the drug and no one was injured. On May 3rd, just before 2:30 PM, Salem Police Department detectives served a search warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of Clearview Ave NE in Keizer in connection with the robbery investigation. Taken into custody for the robbery was 33 year old Noel Williams. He was charged with Robbery II, Theft I, and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Oxycodone). Williams also had a Federal Parole Violation Warrant. In addition, Williams and 23 year old Ashley Rae Taylor, who was with him, were charged with Theft I and Theft II. Those charges stem from a February incident that occurred in northeast Salem when the couple was staying with a relative. Anyone with additional information regarding the robbery is asked to telephone Salem Police detectives at (503)588-6050. ...
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Thursday May 5, 2011 - Times viewed: 7624
An Oregon State Police traffic stop on Interstate 5 northbound at mile point 14 Monday morning May 2, 2011 at approximately 7:30AM led to one Federal Way, WA resident being charged with Possession/Delivery and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance-Crystal Methamphetamine and the seizure of approximately (2.5) pounds of pure Crystal Methamphetamine on Interstate 5 in the Ashland area. On May 2, 2011, at approximately 7:30AM, an OSP Trooper stopped a 2005 Nissan Altima, northbound on I-5 near milepost 14 for a traffic violation. The lone occupant identified as; Froylan Garcia, age 41, from Federal Way, WA was charged with Possession, Delivery and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance-Crystal Methamphetamine. He was later lodged at the Jackson County Jail on the above charges. Garcia consented to a search of the vehicle, an OSP Drug Detection Canine assisted at the scene and alerted to the vehicle. A subsequent investigation/search of the vehicle, related to the stop, led to the discovery of approximately (2.5) pounds of pure Crystal Methamphetamine, vacuum sealed inside Tupperware containers, concealed within an after market compartment inside the vehicle. Members from th ...
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Thursday May 5, 2011 - Times viewed: 7634
Portland Police detectives arrested 29-year-old Jon Barry Ruby today for the burglary and sexual assault yesterday morning in Southeast Portland. Ruby is a transient but frequents the area of Southeast 43rd Avenue and Roswell Street in Milwaukie, which is where he was located this morning and arrested by officers from Portland and Milwaukie Police. Evidence left at the scene by Ruby led detectives to his identity and arrest. Ruby has been charged with Rape in the First Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree and Burglary in the First Degree and will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail. Officers learned that the assault took place at a residence in the area of Southeast 18th Avenue and Rex Street at approximately 6:30 a.m. Police checked the neighborhood for a suspect but did not locate anyone matching the description. Detectives from the Sexual Assault Detail and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division responded to the scene. The suspect is described as a white male, 6'01", slender build, long dark hair to the middle of his back, wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt. Detectives are seeking the public's help to identify this suspect. Anyone with informa ...
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Wednesday May 4, 2011 - Times viewed: 7615
On Friday, April 22, 2011 at approximately 6:20 p.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area of Southeast 84th Avenue and Foster Road. Officers arrived and contacted 16-year-old Francisco Javier Ortiz who had been shot in his right arm and left ankle. Medical personnel transported Ortiz to an area hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Gang Investi ...

Tuesday May 3, 2011 - Times viewed: 7796
A TriMet bus driver, 53-year-old Christopher Alden Parker, was arrested Tuesday accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl, according to police. On Tuesday May 3, 2011, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Portland Police responded to a residence in Southeast Portland where they contacted the victim of a sexual assault. Officers arrived and contacted the victim, a 48-year-old female, who reported that she woke up to find a stranger in her house and that the stranger then sexually assaulted her. After the suspect fled the residence, the victim went to a friend's residence to call 9-1-1. Police say that TriMet is cooperating with their investigation but they have declined to comment. Trimet put Parker on administrative leave in March as it investigated a report that Parker was allowing friends and family ride the bus without a destination and driving off-route. During that investigation, TriMet asked police to check if Parker was doing anything illegal. When Parker's wife was asked about the charges she reportedly stated, "It's a lie, I know him. It's not true," she said. "He didn’t do it. I don’t care what anybody says, I know my husband. He’s innocent. He didn’t do it; he’s ...
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Tuesday May 3, 2011 - Times viewed: 7677
Of Federal taxes paid by Oregonians this year about $ 10 billion will go to defense and national security spending. $ 10 billion pays for K-12 education, in Oregon, for 3 years. For every one dollar Oregonians pay to support K-12 education in Oregon we pay three dollars for national security and defense. In the 'Y' article published in early April we were introduced to an extraordinary document. Written by a Colonel in the Marine Corp and a Captain in the Navy the 'National Strategic Narrative' is particularly interesting because the authors work for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Admiral Mullen. The preface presents the Narrative as "a non-partisan blueprint for understanding and reacting to the changes of the 21st century world. In one sentence, the strategic narrative of the United States in the 21st century is that we want to become the strongest competitor and most influential player in a deeply inter-connected global system, which requires that we invest less in defense and more in sustainable prosperity and the tools of effective global engagement." The $ 1 trillion, 20 year, DoD, Joint Strike Fighter program is a prime target to reduce military spending. ...
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Tuesday May 3, 2011 - Times viewed: 8196
ROSEBURG, Oregon - The Roseburg community has suffered a loss which saddens and shocks everyone over the death of two-year-old Cyrus Delia, killed Sunday in a family house fire in Roseburg. Family members have found comfort with the outpouring of community sympathy and support. Cyrus's uncle, Jeremy Wiggins, is especially saddened, as he knows personally what he has lost. "Cyrus was an amazing little boy. He had a heart of gold," said Wiggins. "He was always there on Uncle Jeremy's chest when I was having a hard time. He was comforting me constantly." ...
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Monday May 2, 2011 - Times viewed: 7643
Oregon State Police troopers are investigating a single vehicle motor vehicle crash that occurred on April 30, 2011 at approximately 10:52 PM. The crash occurred on SR 99 (Rogue River Highway) near milepost 3.5. The area is located approximately 2 miles south of Grants Pass. CHARLES THOMAS, age 59, of Gold Hill was driving his 1948 Studebaker pick-up southbound on SR99 when he struck a pedestr ...

Monday May 2, 2011 - Times viewed: 7706
On Saturday April 30, 2011 at 4:02 PM Portland Police Officers responded to a call of a woman assaulted and being held against her will at a nearby location. Officers developed information that a woman had been brutally assaulted and was being held at a nearby residence. The woman was believed to be severely injured and being kept in a bedroom at the house. Officers feared the woman was in need of ...

Monday May 2, 2011 - Times viewed: 7649
BEND, Ore. — An Oregon high school student has been chosen to take part in a national program to study sound pollution at the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The Bulletin newspaper reports that 15-year-old David Hoover from Bend High School also suffers from severe hearing loss. Hoover is one of 17 students across the country chosen by the Hear the World Sound Academy to collect data for the National Park Service. The academy is supported by a foundation established by Phonak, a hearing aid manufacturer based in Switzerland. Hoover was nominated for the park program by Alan Yankus, a teacher who works with deaf and hearing impaired students. Hoover will join students with a range of hearing abilities at the canyon, where they'll collect samples of noise pollution in August. ...
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Monday May 2, 2011 - Times viewed: 7642
Will we ever see Kiko Alonso in an Oregon uniform again? The troubled linebacker is facing his second arrest in as many years. Oregon linebacker Kiko Alonso, last seen teaming up with the Ducks' D to turn in a bang-up showing in the 2011 spring game, served a season-long suspension in 2010 for a DUi arrest. Look for him to help out the team in a similar capacity next year, following a weekend arrest for first degree burglary, first degree criminal trespassing, and second degree criminal mischief. SB Nation's Addicted To Quack anticipates Alonso's dismissal, barring a miraculous legal turnaround: Just six days after George Schroeder wrote that "Alonso's redemption is worthy of celebration," this happens. The only way that I can see Alonso staying on the team is if the charges are dropped completely. I doubt the incident will be severe as the charges initially suggest, but Kiko has had his second chance, and I doubt Chip will give him a third. ...
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Sunday May 1, 2011 - Times viewed: 7772
PHILOMATH, Oregon - The friend of a 20-year-old Benton County man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend and their young son says the couple had recently broken up as they struggled to balance work, college and childcare. "They were always smiling and funny people, but they are people who have been living in high stress for a long time," Mark McGuire of Corvallis told the Gazette-Times newspaper. "They both had time constraints — they both had full-time school, a kid for both of them, work for both of them. They pretty much had three full-time jobs." Gustavo David Martinez Aquepuncho is expected to be charged Monday with aggravated murder in the deaths of Kelsey Rozetta Baker, 19, and their 1-year-old son, Theo; it was not clear whether he had obtained a lawyer who could comment on the case. Investigators have not released a timeline of the killings, but Martinez Aquepuncho was in custody by early Saturday morning after authorities found the bodies at a home south of Philomath, west of Corvallis. He was being held Sunday at the Benton County Jail. Martinez Aquepuncho came to Oregon as an exchange student from Peru his junior year of high school, and the question ...
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Sunday May 1, 2011 - Times viewed: 7975
On Saturday April 30, 2011 at 4:02 PM Portland Police Officers responded to a call of a woman assaulted and being held against her will at a nearby location. Officers developed information that a woman had been brutally assaulted and was being held at a nearby residence. The woman was believed to be severely injured and being kept in a bedroom at the house. Officers feared the woman was in need of serious medical attention. Officers determined the location of the residence was 9815 North Midway Avenue. Understanding the urgency of the situation, officers staged an ambulance nearby. They formulated a tactical plan to approach and enter the residence. The plan included containment of the location, a custody team, an entry team, and a police canine. Officers approached the residence and ultimately made entry into the house. An officer located the injured woman in the back bedroom. She was treated and transported to hospital. Detectives responded and subsequently arrested and charged Kip Kawamoto with Assault in the Second Degree, Rape in the first degree, Sodomy in the first degree and Kidnap in the first degree. Kawamoto was lodged at the downtown Multnomah County Justice ...
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