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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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Saturday June 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 7739
PORTLAND, Oregon - 81-year-old Gebauer is on trial for murder, who operated an illegal dental practice out of his suburban home says he fatally shot a fellow immigrant who barged in armed with a knife, speaking Russian and demanding mafia-style tribute payments. But prosecutors and relatives of the man who bled to death in the waiting room with a bullet wound in his stomach tell a different sto ...

Saturday June 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 7857
When we enter into the Business of Beauty, where changes are happening everyday, it is important to stay up on the latest, because let's face it, everywhere around us, the trends show that being beautiful is where it's at these days. And who doesn't want to be beautiful? We all want to look and feel our best, and so we seek out the advice and expertise of professionals in the field, to help us put our best selves out there. The cost of being beautiful has also skyrocketed, but it doesn't seem to stop us from going to Salons and Spa for services. It would seem that a choosing a career in the Beauty industry might be a good idea, but there are a few things you might like to know before you jump in. Anyone who is interested in a starting a Career in the Cosmetology Industry, may be surprised when they learn how the industry is regulated, how extensive the training has become, and also by the many different options and opportunities that are available to them within today's ever changing Beauty Industry. This is an industry that is regulated by the Oregon Health Licensing Agency, which also regulates other professions such as Athletic training, Body Piercing, Tattooing, El ...
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Saturday June 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 9520
Naked bike riders say they will ride the rain in the World Naked Bike Ride set to roll through the streets of Portland today. The event is set to begin tonight, June 18, at 10:00 p.m. Riders will gather at 9:00 p.m. at Southeast Water Avenue and Salmon Street. Event organizers estimated the number of participants last year to be 13,000 people. The Portland Police Bureau will have extra officers on hand to ensure everyone is safe and to provide assistance at intersections. The Portland Police Bureau recommends that all riders at least wear a helmet and shoes to avoid any potential injuries. ...
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Saturday June 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 7850
PORTLAND, Ore. — A marijuana growing operation that stretched about a mile in a remote ravine in the northeast corner of Oregon may turn out to be the largest ever shut down in the state. Oregon State Police said Friday a raid in Wallowa County found more than 91,000 plants in a ravine with extensive terracing. Miles of plastic irrigation tubing lined the area, and authorities found weapons, fo ...

Friday June 17, 2011 - Times viewed: 7709
Early this morning, Friday June 17, 2011, at approximately 2:56 a.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a sexual assault near the Washington Park Transit Station. Officers arrived in the area and spoke with the 25-year-old female victim who told police that she was walking in the Northwest 21st and Hoyt area after leaving a bar when the suspect pulled up and offered her a ride home, which ...

Thursday June 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 7711
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Oregon environmental regulators acted Thursday to raise standards that limit toxic pollutants in the water, aiming to protect people such as tribal members who eat a lot of fish. The new standards are based on a daily consumption rate among humans that officials said works out to 23 portions a month of about 8 ounces each of fish or shellfish. Tribes have pressed since the 1990s for more control over such pollutants as mercury, pesticides and dioxins in the water — arguing that they shouldn't be harmed for exercising their treaty rights and following cultural and religious practices in fish consumption. Higher standards met resistance from paper mills, farmers and loggers, and managers of municipal sewage treatment plants. The state Environmental Quality Commission approved new standards at a Pendleton meeting, on a 4-1 vote, the Oregonian newspaper reported. Supporters of the new standards said they realize some industries will need time to make changes, and there's work ahead to improve river quality monitoring and enforcement. "This is an important first step," said Carl Merkle, a policy analyst for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatill ...
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Thursday June 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 7773
RUCH, Oregon - Albert Obrist didn't hesitate for a second when asked why he is volunteering his time and expertise for a stranger. "Anybody willing to go into the service for their country deserves a lot of respect when they come back, especially in a situation like this," said Obrist, 28, a service technician for Spring Air Inc. of Jacksonville. "We are more than happy to help out," he said Monday morning. Spring Air is among more than a dozen local small businesses helping to build free of charge a new studio apartment with wheelchair access and other amenities for Army Pfc. Cody Smith, 20, whose legs were paralyzed by a rifle bullet in Afghanistan this past winter. The apartment is being built into the soldier's childhood home, a classic Craftsman-style house constructed just before World War I. A 2009 graduate of South Medford High School where he was a standout football player, Cody is the son of Chris and Vicki Smith of Ruch. "Cody sacrificed a whole bunch for us as Americans," said volunteer Ken Snelling, an architectural designer. "Anything we can do to help is great." Since it was first envisioned late in May, volunteers with expertise and materials ...
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Thursday June 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 8007
Cliff Harris, Oregon's All-American cornerback, has been indefinitely suspended from the Ducks program and will miss the team’s season opener against LSU, UO coach Chip Kelly announced Wednesday. Harris was pulled over early Sunday after being clocked driving a rental car 118 mph. His driver’s license was suspended at the time of the incident. Oregon officials are investigating other circumstances around the case, including whether any NCAA violations were committed. A university employee rented the car Harris was driving, according to multiple media reports. Harris’ reinstatement will depend on him adhering to unannounced standards set forth by Kelly and the program. "Cliff’s future clearly is in Cliff’s hands," Kelly said in a statement. "Until Cliff is able to conform to the same standards all of us must comply with, his status will remain unchanged." Harris earned All-America honors last season after intercepting six passes and averaging better than 18 yards per punt return. He’s the Ducks’ most decorated returning defensive player, and he’ll miss what should be the main event of college football’s opening weeken. LSU sits No. 1 in Sporting News’ preseason To ...
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Thursday June 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 8555
KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon - The Oregon Air National Guard is returning to Klamath Falls for its largest air-to-air combat exercise. The Herald and News reports that Kingsley Field will host Sentry Eagle in July and wrap it up with a free public event and air show on July 23. Visitors will be able to walk the runway, sit in cockpits, talk to pilots and listen to air combat controllers on their radios. More than 50 modern and historic aircraft, some more than 70 years old, will be on display. The training exercise runs July 20 to 23 and will include aircraft from other bases around the country that will fly a series of air combat practice missions. Kingsley Field has traditionally hosted Sentry Eagle every other year, but runways were being repaved in 2009. ...
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Wednesday June 15, 2011 - Times viewed: 8267
EUGENE, Oregon — Some rural Oregon residents have filed a lawsuit against the state over rules they say protect forest and farm landowners who spray herbicides that can drift over to neighboring property. The seven people filing the lawsuit this week in Lane County Circuit Court in Eugene live in Western Oregon. Three are in the Blachly area, two near Sublimity a little east of Salem and two live near Walton east of Mapleton on Highway 126, The Register-Guard reported. Their complaint alleges that laws passed by the state Legislature in 1993 give them no legal recourse in the courts from the periodic episodes of herbicide drift from neighboring landowners. Gary Hale and Jan Wroncy of Blachly say the problems with herbicide drift go back decades. They've lived and farmed organically on 7 acres since purchasing the land in 1987. Their son, Forest Wroncy-Hale, is the third plaintiff from Blachly. Their property is surrounded by privately owned forested slopes frequently treated with herbicides in an effort to knock down weeds so that tree saplings can quickly grow, according to the lawsuit. Hale said that there are times of year when the irrigation water they take from ...
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Wednesday June 15, 2011 - Times viewed: 7774
The Oregon House voted Monday to make it illegal to knowingly sell a product intended to help another person commit suicide, a move that targets companies selling so-called suicide kits that can be bought on the Internet. The bill was introduced after a 29-year-old Eugene man took his own life with the help of a suicide kit he purchased online for $60. The measure would make it a felony to sell such devises in Oregon and would allow prosecutors to bring defendants into the state to face charges. The House's 52-6 vote Monday sends the bill back to the Senate, which unanimously approved it last month but must sign off on changes made in the House. Suicide kits like the one used in Oregon contain a plastic bag that fits over the head, along with plastic tubing that can be attached to a tank of helium gas. They can be purchased from a California company by anyone at any time without the consultation of a doctor - including minors or people with mental illness or depression that could be easily treated, said Sen. Floyd Prozanski, a Democrat from Eugene who sponsored the bill. "Clearly if someone wants to commit suicide using the procedure of a helium hood, they can pretty we ...
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Wednesday June 15, 2011 - Times viewed: 7807
PORTLAND, Oregon - A speeding citation issued to Oregon cornerback Cliff Harris has touched off an investigation by the school to determine whether NCAA rules were violated when a school employee allowed football players to use her rental car. Harris, 20, was cited early Sunday morning after police said they clocked him driving at 118 mph on a suspended license in the rental. An employee, who does not work in the athletic department, rented the car for personal use, university spokesman Dave Williford said Wednesday. According to an email exchange between the employee and The Register-Guard newspaper, Harris and an unidentified football player asked her to extend the rental and compensated her for use of the car. She was told that another player - not Harris - would be driving, she told the newspaper. Attempts by The Associated Press to reach the employee, identified in news reports as Mindy Schmidling, were unsuccessful Wednesday. Harris was pulled over about 4:35 a.m. PDT Sunday south of Albany, Ore., to the north of Eugene. Oregon State Police said he was cited for driving with a suspended license and exceeding the speed limit in excess of 100 mph. The fine for ...
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Wednesday June 15, 2011 - Times viewed: 8037
GLADSTONE, Oregon - Gladstone police sergeant whose spouse was shot to death last month at a suburban beauty salon has reportedly hired a top criminal defense attorney to represent her. Gladstone police Sgt. Lynne Benton has not been named a suspect nor has she been named person of interest. Police have already arrested and charged a suspect in the case. However, Benton was drawn into the investigation because of her relationship with the victim, 54-year-old Deborah Higbee Benton. The couple married last fall and separated about two months before Higbee Benton's body was found in her beauty salon in Gladstone. Benton has retained Lake Oswego attorney Pat Birmingham, who has handled a long list of high-profile cases ranging from murder to white-collar crimes. ...
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Wednesday June 15, 2011 - Times viewed: 7820
Last week Ruby Pipeline workers found a skull in southern Oregon. The skull was found with a bullet hole that may be the remains of a California man missing since 2008. Lake County Deputy Sheriff Chuck Pore said DNA analysis will be needed to positively identify the remains. He said the family of the missing man was notified and asked to provide a sample for analysis. The victim's name w ...

Wednesday June 15, 2011 - Times viewed: 7845
PORTLAND, Oregon — It's the kind of story that creates its own headline — Byrd Rescues Hawk. Portland Police Bureau officer named Cage Byrd (real name), saw a young red-tailed hawk standing outside a downtown hair salon on Tuesday. The raptor chick appeared to be injured, so Byrd grabbed some towels and a box from a nearby hotel and took the hawk to a veterinary hospital. The bird was lat ...

Tuesday June 14, 2011 - Times viewed: 9338
McMinnville Police Department employees and volunteers gathered recently for the Department's Annual Awards Banquet. The Chief and command staff noted significant accomplishments and challenges of the department and our staff over the last year. This included dealing with an increase on violent crime investigations, an upgrade of our records management software and a file conversion for our file r ...

Tuesday June 14, 2011 - Times viewed: 7875
On June 10, 2011 at approximately 10:00 a.m., a West Precinct Neighborhood Police Officer (NPO) received a phone call from a couple who volunteer with the Vancouver Police Neighbors On Watch (NOW) program regarding suspicious activity they noticed at a residence located at 6124 Broadview Lane. Vancouver Police responded to the tip and discovered what appeared to be signs of a Marijuana grow inside ...

Tuesday June 14, 2011 - Times viewed: 7747
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 3:18 a.m. in the Alameda neighborhood a homeowner is awakened to burglar in his home. Homeowner fights with the burglar and the burglar flees on foot. The burglar is described as a white male possibly Hispanic, shaved head no facial hair wearing a blue and red wind breaker with a stab wound to the abdomen. Officers called for a canine and searched the area but hav ...

Tuesday June 14, 2011 - Times viewed: 7779
PORTLAND, Oregon — An unlicensed Oregon dentist who claims self-defense for shooting a man is facing cross-examination by prosecutors in his murder trial. The Oregonian reports that 81-year-old Viktor Gebauer took the stand Monday in his own defense, claiming that Viktor Merezhnikov (muh-REZH-nee-KOFF) barged into his Gresham home, demanded money and refused to leave before threatening him with a knife. But prosecutors argue Merezhnikov was only seeking relief for the toothache that persisted for more than a week after Gebauer had removed a crown. Prosecutors argue that Gebauer planted the knife in the dead man's hand. In his testimony Monday, Gebauer talked about his work as a dentist in Russia, saying he did not seek U.S. certification when he immigrated to Portland in 1989 and later treated mostly Russian immigrants who lacked insurance. ...
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Monday June 13, 2011 - Times viewed: 7744
SALEM — The Oregon House has unanimously approved a bill that would offer low-cost loans to retrofit schools with energy efficient technology. The House's approval on Monday sends the measure to the Senate. The measure is known by supporters as Cool Schools and is aimed at helping school districts afford the high upfront cost of energy efficient technology. Proponents hope schools could impr ...

Monday June 13, 2011 - Times viewed: 7699
EUGENE - Oregon cornerback Cliff Harris has been cited with driving 118 mph on a suspended license. Oregon State police say Harris, 20, was pulled over after an off-duty trooper spotted him about 4:35 a.m. PDT Sunday on Interstate 5 south of Albany, Ore. An on-duty officer clocked Harris and pulled him over. Harris was cited for driving with a suspended license and exceeding the speed limit ...

Monday June 13, 2011 - Times viewed: 7745
PORTLAND, Oregon - On a summer day in 2005, Federal Public Defender Steven T. Wax faced his staff in a 16th-floor conference room in downtown Portland. Attorneys, investigators and staff crowded around the long table and lined the walls. They were busy enough already, representing people charged with federal crimes in Oregon who couldn't afford a lawyer. Bank robbers, illegal immigrants, drug d ...

Monday June 13, 2011 - Times viewed: 7760
MADRAS, Oregon — The Crooked River National Grassland office has been temporarily closed in Madras in central Oregon until the federal government can hire another staff worker. The Bulletin newspaper in Bend reports there were two people stationed at the district office, but one of them works afternoons in the field, which would have left the other employee alone. Federal officials say policy is to have two people at the office for security reasons. About two dozen people work for the Crooked River National Grasslands but many work from the Ochoco National Forest headquarters building in Prineville. Officials say they're trying to operate within budget requirements and still maintain a federal presence in Madras. ...
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Monday June 13, 2011 - Times viewed: 7715
PENDLETON, Oregon — At least two people have been killed in the crash of a small plane in eastern Oregon. Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. Thomas Traver said Monday the third person believed to be on board has not been found. Umatilla County Emergency Management says the plane went down Sunday after taking off from Dallesport, Wash., bound for Wyoming after taking off from Dallesport, Wash. The Civil Air Patrol found the wreckage 13 miles east of Ukiah, about 50 miles south of Pendleton. Umatilla County sheriff's deputies are at the scene. The FAA and the NTSB are sending investigators. ...
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Saturday June 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 9011
Last Sunday morning around 11am, a woman was walking her 10-year-old female lab "Ruby" in the 300 block of Franklin Street in Newberg. Ruby was leashed and her owner Annie was walking her on the far side of the graveled street. Suddenly, a huge unleashed Rottweiler tore across the street and charged straight toward Annie. At the last instant, Ruby blocked the path of the charging Rottweiler with her own body, protecting her friend, her owner Annie who was knocked down by the forced of the unprovoked Rottweiler attack. "There was no warning," Annie remembered. "All I could think of was a monster in charge mode, like a horrible killer, you know, like out of a movie. He was so large, big muscles. I couldn't believe it. He ran straight toward me. And that crazy noise, just a growling, was horrible! I thought he could kill me or Ruby." Annie stood helpless as her frightened pet cried out in pain. The Rottweiler had locked his jaws into Ruby's throat and would not let go. Annie screamed louder than she had ever screamed in her life, "Help me! Help Me", over and over. She was afraid to touch the huge Rottweiler for fear of having her own throat ripped. Within 30 seconds, a cou ...
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Saturday June 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 8752
ASHLAND — Preliminary results from an autopsy on a 16-year-old Southern Oregon boy found dead in Ashland Creek found no evidence of foul play and indicated he possibly drowned. The Jackson County medical examiner’s office found no sign of trauma to the body of Ashland High School student Sammy Hayes. Officials said Friday that the autopsy was inconclusive and that more information may come from toxicology test results in four to six weeks. "I didn't want anybody to be involved, because he was so loved, I didn't want to think anybody had any hard feelings against him," said Alicia Hayes, Sammy's sister. Hayes sister said he didn't like the water, and doesn't know why he would be near the creek, but his family says they don't want to dwell on what might have happened. Alicia says, "I don't know, I'm trying not to think about that. My mom and I were talking, and we decided maybe he laid down next to the creek to look at the stars and he just fell asleep, and that was it." Police aay they are working to find answers. Falls says, "Until we have a final cause and until we've spoken with everyone we need to speak to in this investigation, we're going to not change our ...
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Saturday June 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 7738
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Faced with tough budget decisions, Oregon lawmakers are tapping the popular medical marijuana program for an estimated $7 million to fund other health programs and rejecting a bill that would have made it much tougher for people to get a medical marijuana card. The landmark attitude adjustment has marijuana advocates crying foul at the idea of doubling the annual fee to $200. But they hope this takes them a political step closer to bringing medical marijuana into the mainstream economy, where it is more readily available and can be taxed. A Ways and Means subcommittee approved doubling the $100 annual fee for patients, and imposing a new $200 fee on growers. If approved, the $7 million raised would help pay for clean water, emergency medical care, and school health centers. ...
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Saturday June 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 7746
BEND, Oregon - Consumer protection legislation is needed to provide oversight of foreclosures and help people navigate the system as the numbers increase in Oregon, state and federal lawmakers say. U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., shared the story of Oregon contractor Tim Collette of Bend on the Senate floor Thursday, saying it was typical of the stories he has heard about people facing foreclosure, The Bulletin reported. Merkley said it starts with the lender telling the homeowner to stop making payments so they can enter the loan modification program. They stop making payments, which then harms their credit and they are no longer worthy of a modification. "So many homeowners are going through a program meant to assist them that is instead turning their life upside down," Merkley said. Merkley said he even called Chase Bank to ensure they check Collette's file to see if there are any programs to help postpone the foreclosure. "We shouldn't have to have a U.S. senator go to bat for us to get some kind of cooperation from the bank," Collette said. Collette, 59, recently told state lawmakers about his struggle with foreclosure in hopes of helping others avoid losing ...
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PORTLAND, Oregon - An Interstate 84 crash involving a group of motorcycle riders headed to an annual rally in Baker City, Ore., killed one biker and seriously injured another. Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings says the two were among a group of 12 people on 10 motorcycles traveling around noon on Friday near Troutdale, east of Portland. Police say 63-year-old Michael Ray Pamplin of Alba ...

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PORTLAND, Oregon - Mike Yastrzemski and his Vanderbilt teammates approach two-out at-bats the same way: just extend innings. Friday night, the Commodores did just that. Led by Yastrzemski's four RBIs, Vanderbilt scored 10 runs with two outs on the way to an 11-1 victory over Oregon State in the opener of a best-of-3 NCAA super regional series. "With two outs, all we are trying to do is ...


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