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Sunday March 27, 2011 - Times viewed: 7808
Travel plans of Japanese students of Yoshikawa City, Japan to visit their sister city students at Lake Oswego has been canceled. The students had been scheduled meet their Sister City students in Lake Oswego between March 29 and April 5, hosted by local Oregon families. On Wednesday, a Lake Oswego City representative stated, "as a result of the catastrophic events in Japan this year’s visit has been canceled." Nearly a dozen families had been assigned Japanese students and were looking forward to meeting their counterparts from Japan but understand why the visit had to be cancelled. Japan's 9.0 earthquake and devastating tsunamis and now radiation poisoning from nuclear facilities have devastated families in Japan. Yoshikawa City is located 20 miles northeast of Tokyo with a population around 60,000 people. ...
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Sunday March 27, 2011 - Times viewed: 7951
Portland police arrested 19-year-old Tiffany Ray in the Saturday stabbing of a man at an East Burnside Street Max station. She was charged with assault in the third degree and was placed into the Multnomah County Jail. The victim has not been positively identified in the stabbing at the Burnside Street Max station platform. His injuries don't appear to be life threatening. A male suspect described as a black male, 5'8" tall, weighing 160 pounds was seen running from the station with Ray. He has not yet been identified or arrested. The unidentified victim underwent surgery for non-life threatening wounds and is expected to recover. Police say Tiffany Ray fled the scene after the assault. She was taken into custody and interviewed by assault detectives Sunday evening. Her bail was set at $5000.00. Detectives are looking for additional witnesses to this crime and would like anyone with additional information to call Detective Tony Harris at 503 823-0483. ...
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Saturday March 26, 2011 - Times viewed: 8014
A 62-year-old Vernonia-area man has been jailed and charged with 29 counts of sexual crimes involving children. Columbia County Sheriff's Deputies took Richard Courtney into custody without incident today while serving a search warrant and arrest warrant at his residence. Deputies and federal agents have been conducting a 10-month-long investigation for Richard Courtney that began last June after the Sheriff's Office was alerted to reported sexual misconduct involving the suspect, Richard Scott Courtney and three children under the ages of 12. Interviews with the children with the help of the Amani Center in St. Helens and additional investigation with the help of federal authorities led to today's search warrant and arrest. The investigation into the crimes remains ongoing and more charges are expected. "This case is the result of collaboration between our office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who assisted with the computer forensics investigation," said Sheriff Jeff Dickerson. "The length of the investigation is due to the nature of these kinds of investigations, particularly when much of the evidence is contained in digital computer files. We took ef ...
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Saturday March 26, 2011 - Times viewed: 7717
WEST LINN, Oregon - The woman who called 9.1.1 after she committed a crime pleaded guilty last month to burglary. Zannish Frazier sentenced to 30 days in jail. Frazier called West Linn police in December to tell them she was stranded after her boyfriend kicked her out of their apartment and that she needed help, needed a ride. Police soon discovered Frazier had a warrant for her arrest and the duffel bags she had in her possession was full of stolen merchandise. At about the same time, the homeowner called to report a break-in. The items in the bags matched what was stolen, police say, including jewelry, a computer notebook, and one of the duffel bags. ...
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Saturday March 26, 2011 - Times viewed: 7745
GRESHAM, Oregon - Last night a man was wounded after being shot in the armat an apartment complex in Gresham. Just before 0:30 gunshots rang out in the parking lot of the appartments in the 16400 block of Northeast Glisan. police say the 18-year-old man who was shot is also a suspected gang member. They are still looking for the person with the gun. The victim was taken to a hospital. ...
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Saturday March 26, 2011 - Times viewed: 8014
A standoff with the Oregon State Police SWAT team in Baker City ended a 15-hour encounter Wednesday morning when a suspect was arrested and placed into the Baker County Jail today. 42-year-old Donald Huff was first taken to St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City and treated before being jailed. Huff is being held on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, recklessly endangering another person and pointing a firearm at another person. Police say Huff fired a gun Tuesday during the standoff. Huff was scheduled to be arraigned on the charges at 1 p.m. today in Baker County Circuit Court. Baker County Circuit Court Judge Gregory L. Baxter authorized the warrant for HUFF's arrest on March 22. Bail was set at $25,000. The incident began March 22, 2011 at approximately 3:52 p.m. when Michael Blount contacted 9-1-1 to report his brother, DONALD HUFF, was having potential suicidal issues. Officers from Baker City Police Department, Oregon State Police, and Baker County Sheriff's Office responded to HUFF's resdience at 695 4th Street in Baker City. HUFF barricaded himself in his residence and refused to comply with officers' requests. Local law enforcement officers ...
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Friday March 25, 2011 - Times viewed: 8143
An Oregon State Police (OSP) investigation led to the arrest Thursday of a 61-year old Klamath Falls-area man on sex crime offenses related to the alleged sex abuse of a 13-year old girl. On March 23, 2011 information was obtained by an OSP trooper that the victim had been sexually abused by a known suspect identified as TERRY WOODFORK, age 61. The investigation led to WOODFORK's arrest on March 24 for Sexual Abuse in the First Degree (3 counts) and one count of Attempted Rape in the First Degree. WOODFORK was lodged at the Klamath County Jail. There is no information to indicate there are any other possible victims. ...
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Friday March 25, 2011 - Times viewed: 7978
Miss Teen Earth United States 2010, Siria Bojorquez, will be coming to Portland Oregon as a special guest of the Better Living Home and Garden show. The eco-friendly environmentally green event will run from March 25-27, 2011 at the Portland Expo Center. On August 4th she had the honor of being crowned Miss Teen Earth United States. Since this day she has continued doing as much as possible for her environment in hopes of encouraging others to make a difference and step up to "being green". Ms. Bojorquez, an 18-year old high school senior, born and raised in El Paso, Texas will take part in many of the events including sustainable fashions shows, seminars and an appearance with the world’s #2 Eco-Athlete, Ovie Mughelli. As Miss Teen Earth United States, Siria is a spokesperson for TerraCycle, which designs and creates fashion accessories using discarded Capri Sun drink bags. Along with her sister titleholder, Miss Earth United States-Danielle Bounds, they have traveled from coast to coast, taking part in beach clean-ups, tree planting ceremonies, fashion shows, environmental workshops, speaking engagements and worked with our official charity Soles4Souls. Delegates who co ...
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Friday March 25, 2011 - Times viewed: 7780
JOYCE, Washington - A man died Wednesday evening after he attempted to administer CPR to his wife’s after she collapsed. He called 9-1-1 to report his wife had a heart attack, but was found slumped over her body when medics and deputies arrived about eight minutes later. The woman was 59 and her husband was 60. Both died. The names of the couple have not been released until the officials are sure family members have been notified. The man apparently died of natural causes, possibly a heart attack from the stress of witnessing his wife's death. He was apparently performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on his wife when he died, according to the Clallam County Sheriff’s office. Sheriff's spokesperson Sgt. John Keegan called the incident strange but said no foul play is suspected. "Usually events like this don’t happen in pairs," he said. The couple lived on state Highway 112 about 10 miles west of the junction with U.S. Highway 101. ...
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Thursday March 24, 2011 - Times viewed: 8126
LONGVIEW, Washington - Three employees of Burlington Northern Santa Fe were killed when a freight train struck their shuttle van on Wednesday. A fourth men was injured. "They had just completed their shift when their van was struck at a private rail crossing in the Longview area," said Burlington representative Gus Melonas. "They were taking the crew to the hotel in Vancouver." ...
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Wednesday March 23, 2011 - Times viewed: 7846
PORTLAND, Oregon - Early Tuesday morning March 22, 2011, a Portland Police Sergeant was riding his bike to work on Northwest Cornell Road in Northwest Portland when a man drove his care along side of the officer's bike, within inches of hitting him while riding. The driver, later identified as 68-year-old Larry Fornshell, passed Sergeant Santos and his bicycle and continued on. When both came to a traffic control device, Sergeant Santos rode to the right of Mr. Fornshell's car. Fornshell turned right, into Santos. Just prior to the intersection of Northwest 25th Avenue and Northwest Lovejoy Street, Mr. Fornshell stopped abruptly. Officer Santos said he had to veer to the left of the car into oncoming traffic lanes to avoid hitting Fornshell's car. He slapped Fornshell's vehicle with his hand. When officer Santos and Fornshell came to the intersection, Santos said that Fornshell put his vehicle in reverse and attempted to hit Santos on his bike. Santos said he jumped off his bike and ran with his bike to the sidewalk. Fornshell then hit Santos' bike as he was holding onto it. Santos jumped out of the way to avoid being struck and Fornshell left the scene of the crash. ...
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Wednesday March 23, 2011 - Times viewed: 7781
PORTLAND, Oregon - The good 'ol days of cheap gas has faded to an iconic image of days gone by. How long has it been since your tires were checked? And if they need air, you'll probably need some quarters because air cost these days. It's not a consumer world. It's all about the corporation, about the glut of a few more pennies to the big oil boys. And while you the consumer may feel like complaining, you started accepting the change long ago. Remember the 1970's? Today, gas prices are increasing every time the sun rises. The statewide average price of gasoline in Oregon increased by 3 cents a gallon, while the price nationally was down a penny. AAA representative Marie Dodds says her organization expects gasoline prices nationally to rise to an average of $3.75 a gallon and with a few states increasing to $4 per gallon. The Pacific Northwest and California usually have higher prices, she says for several reasons including the price of supplies in Alaska, Canada, and the higher cost of transportation. Dodds says Oregon's average price is now $3.68, which is 13 cents above the national average. ...
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Wednesday March 23, 2011 - Times viewed: 7775
GRESHAM, Oregon - Some Oregon Girl Scouts are dipping into their allowances to replace stolen cookies for soldiers in Afghanistan. KPTV reports the girls from a troop in Gresham had collected five cases during their annual cookie sale. They were ready to go and sitting in troop mom Lisa Sablan's car last Friday when the car was stolen. When police found the car two days later, its stereo was gone - and so were the cookies. The girls started over, hoping to get more cookies to send to soldiers. Information from: KPTV-TV, ...
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Wednesday March 23, 2011 - Times viewed: 8234
SALEM, Oregon - Marion County tax assessor was discovered dead from what police say was a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Salem home last night, Marion County officials said. 54-year-old Richard Kreitzer was serving his second term as assessor. A friend called police just after 6 PM yesterday. The friend said he talked with Kreitzer earlier in the evening and became concerned when he couldn’t find Kreitzer. Deputies found Kreitzer’s body in the backyard and was pronounced dead at the scene. Chief Deputy Assessor Shawn Beaton has assumed responsibility for the assessor’s office until futher notice, a county official said. ...
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Wednesday March 23, 2011 - Times viewed: 7938
Portland, Oregon - U.S. food company Fresh Del Monte Produce said on Tuesday it was recalling nearly 5,000 cartons of cantaloupes which may be contaminated with a form of salmonella. The cantaloupes were distributed through warehouse clubs in Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, the company said. The company said the cantaloupe recall followed notification from U.S. health regulators there was a link between the cantaloupes and about 12 reported cases of salmonella panama, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems. The company said it put on hold the production and distribution of the product from the affected farm. It said it and the FDA would continue investigating where in the supply chain the contamination occurred. ...
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Tuesday March 22, 2011 - Times viewed: 7991
PORTLAND, Oregon - After an agument a man was stabbed in the chest this afternoon just after 5 PM. Portland police responded to at the Southwest 4th and Morrison westbound MAX platform. Officers arrived and learned that an argument began on the train between the victim and the suspect and the suspect stabbed the victim in the chest. The suspect exited the train on Southwest 2nd Avenue. The suspect is described as a black male adult. The victim has been taken to an area hospital and is in unknown condition. The victim is an adult male. Westbound MAX service has been stopped temporarily as investigators interview witnesses. Additional information will be released as it becomes available. ...
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Tuesday March 22, 2011 - Times viewed: 8034
Salem Police are seeking assistance from the public in identifying a suspect who accosted a 26-year old Seattle woman as she jogged in South Salem just before 9:00 am on March 21st. The victim had been jogging on River Rd S when she first saw the suspect, who was walking southbound on River Rd from Owens St S. The victim took a ramp that led onto Wilson St S and had stopped when the suspect came up from behind her, grabbed her by the waist and attempted to touch her in a sexual manner. The victim screamed and swung her elbow at the suspect, at which time he fled and was last seen southbound on River Rd from Wilson St S. The victim was not physically injured and went to a nearby business where she contacted police. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult, approximately 20-25 years old, 5'08"-5'10", medium build, dark hair in a buzz cut approximately 1/4" long, moustache, wearing a grey fleece jacket, dirty blue jeans and light colored athletic shoes. A composite sketch has been completed by Officer John Manitsas and is attached to this release. Anybody with information regarding this case or the suspect is asked to call the Salem Police Department at 503-588-61 ...
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Monday March 21, 2011 - Times viewed: 7859
PORTLAND, Oregon – New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics say children should ride in rear-facing car seats up to two years old instead of one. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued new recommendations today. "One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car safety seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different car safety seats on the market, it’s no wonder many parents find this overwhelming." The type of seat your child needs depends on several things, including your child’s size and the type of vehicle you have. The following information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers guidance on choosing the most appropriate car safety seat for your child. To see a list of car safety seats and safety seat manufacturers, click here. The AAP recommends that all infants should ride rear-facing starting with their first ride home from the hospital. All infants and toddlers should ride in a Rear-Facing Car Safety Seat until they are ...
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Monday March 21, 2011 - Times viewed: 8045
PORTLAND, Oregon - Yet another gang-related shooting, the fifth this time in one-week left four people injured in northeast Portland. Police say a late-night party was in progress at a home in the 7000 block of Northeast 9th Avenue when shot were fired in and outside the home. Police say there were three gunshot victims found on the sidewalk, 31-year-old Garvin Franklin and 32-year-old Archeleaus Osborne suffered non-life-threatening wounds. Clinton Nelson, 37, was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. A fourth gunshot victim, 22-year-old Terrance Warren, later arrived at an area hospital and suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Witnesses say they heard multiple gunshots, people screaming and a car speeding away. "I woke up to gunshots and then some men yelling at each other outside," says Sasha Rotecki, who found a bullet hole near his front door. Police are looking for suspects in five separate gang-related shootings in Portland. In one, bullets struck the bedroom of a 13-year-old boy. Saturday morning a home in Northeast Portland was riddled with bullets while children played inside. Fortunately, no one was hit. "We ...
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Sunday March 20, 2011 - Times viewed: 8186
Klamath Falls, Oregon - A commercial truck driver was injured Saturday morning after colliding with another commercial vehicle on Highway 97 about seven miles south of Klamath Falls. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the Klamath Falls Area Command office are continuing the investigation. On March 19, 2011 at approximately 8:30 a.m. a commercial truck driven by VINOD PEGNANY, age 32, from Sacramento, California was southbound on Highway 97 near milepost 284 when PEGNANY lost control, struck the guardrail and came to a rest blocking the north and southbound lanes. A northbound commercial truck driven by JOSE R. BARQUEZ-GONZALEZ, age 30, from Tucson, Arizona collided with the stationary semi-trailer pulled by PEGNANY's truck. BARQUEZ-GONZALEZ was transported by Klamath County Fire District 1 ambulance to Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls with minor injures. PEGNANY was not injured. Both drivers were using safety restraints. Highway 97 was completely blocked for approximately 2 hours. OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT and Klamath County Fire District 1. ...
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Sunday March 20, 2011 - Times viewed: 8096
Oregon State Police troopers are looking for any possible witnesses to Friday afternoon's fatal motorcycle crash on Interstate 5 about four miles south of the Highway 34 interchange. According to OSP Sergeant Eric Judah, on March 18, 2011 at approximately 4:30 p.m. a Kawasaki motorcycle operated by DALE ALBERT GLANT, age 58, from Ocala, Florida was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 225. For an unknown reason, the motorcycle left the northbound lanes into the center grass median as witnesses said he tried to keep control of the motorcycle. After traveling about 390 feet through the center median the motorcycle crashed before entering the southbound lanes. GLANT was pronounced deceased at the scene before he could be transported by REACH air ambulance. He was wearing a helmet and full riding clothing gear. GLANT reportedly has previously lived in Cottage Grove, Oregon prior to residing in Florida. OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation and have found no evidence or witness information indicating he was struck by another vehicle either prior to or during the crash. Any northbound witnesses when the crash occurred is ask ...
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Sunday March 20, 2011 - Times viewed: 8252
Update: Gang Enforcement Team detectives remain onscene and continue to investigate the circumstances of this mornings shooting in Northeast Portland. Investigators have learned that an afterhours party was occurring at a residence in the 7000 Block of Northeast 9th Avenue when a disturbance began inside the party. Gunshots were fired both inside the residence and outside in the street. Initially, police located three gunshot victims. 31-year-old Garvin Franklin of North Portland and 32-year-old Archeleaus Osborne of North Portland suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and were located near the scene of the shooting. 37-year-old Clinton Nelson of Gresham was transported by private car to an area hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. A fourth gunshot victim, 22-year-old Terrance Warren of North Portland, later arrived at an area hospital suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Detectives believe that several witnesses were present at the time of the shooting but left the scene before police arrived. Detectives would like to speak with any witnesses who might have some information about this mornings shooting. At this point, detec ...
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Saturday March 19, 2011 - Times viewed: 8084
Steve Drew began working on cars when he was just a kid, and for the last ten years, as owner, he's operated Steve's Auto Service in Newberg and is expanding his service and store, thanks in part to the slump in new car sales in Oregon. According to Steve and the popular website, auto sales have fallen this year by 40 percent and the recession has helped Steve Drew's auto service business grow with leaps and bounds. "People aren't buying new cars as much these days", reports Steve. "They're repairing their current cars and that's when they come to us." Since 1988, Steve worked mainly for independent auto shops as a mechanic but all along believed he could "offer customers something extra; better service and better communication". Steve Drew is personable, engaging, an intelligent man who seems to enjoy running his business to "give our customers the best possible service". He doesn't seem to fit the typical auto mechanic stereotype. The impression is that he has an open, friendly, honest look about him, which obviously helps to make his customers feel right at home.
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Friday March 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 7917
Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers has announced a change in the policy dealing with the cite & release of offenders brought to the Marion County Jail. The new policy, which is part of the Jail's Capacity Management Plan, was unanimously adopted by the Marion County Board of Commissioners. It will take effect on Monday, April 4, 2011. As part of an on-going review, the Sheriff's office has been working to ensure efficient and effective operations of our jail by examining our current practices. The goal was to make sure that our resources and efforts are having the greatest impact on public safety. The review revealed that the long standing practice of allowing cite and release offenders to be brought to the jail for processing has, over time, increased our staff's work load, while decreasing our overall criminal justice system's efficiency. We've seen a steady increase in the number of offenders who fail to appear for court, resulting in warrants being issued and cases remaining unresolved. "Offenders who merely receive a citation, promising to appear, often fail to show up for their court hearing. This results in additional charges and more court appearances, but it als ...
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Friday March 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 7781
The family of 32-year-old Randy Willard Jr. is holding a fundraiser tonight at the Tigard Embassy Suites, located at 9000 Southwest Washington Square Road in Tigard, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Randy Willard was found murdered on December 2, 2010, after Portland Police responded to a residence in the 3500 block of Southeast 72nd Avenue after a neighbor heard loud sounds coming from the other half of a duplex. Officers arrived and found Randy Willard deceased and the Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that Willard died of a gunshot wound. Willard is survived by a 15-year-old daughter and an 8-year-old son. The fundraiser this evening is to benefit the children. The "Randy Lee Willard Fund" has been established at Wells Fargo Bank. Willard's children along with his father, Randy Willard Sr. and other family members, will be on hand and available for media interviews. ...
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Friday March 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 7770
Portland Police responded to a shots fired call in the 10700 block of Northeast Fremont Street today, March 18, 2011, at approximately 2:45 p.m. Officers found a male shooting victim who has been transported to the hospital with gun shot wounds. Witnesses told police that several persons ran from the area after hearing the gun shots. Police set up a perimeter on Northeast Fremont Street from Northeast 102nd Avenue to 110th Avenue and from the freeway to the south to Northeast Shaver Street. Officers continued this afternoon to look for suspects and witnesses in the perimeter and process the crime scene. Gang Enforcement Investigators have been called to the scene to investigate this shooting. ...
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Friday March 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 8149
The Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death today of a man involved in a crash on the Ross Island Bridge. The driver from a second vehicle is still in critical condition. His injuries are not life threatening. Police say the driver in a second car was traveling eastbound on the Ross Island Bridge when his vehicle hit the south side railing just west of the mid span. It was about 12:30 p.m. today when a 58-year-old man was driving east on the bridge when investigators believe he may have suffered a medical issue that caused him to hit the right side of the bridge structure with his car. The vehicle then crossed into oncoming traffic striking the left side of the bridge before colliding with another vehicle. The driver from the first vehicle and a 54-year-old male driver from the second vehicle were both transported to area hospitals with serious injuries. The Portland Police Major Crash Team has closed the bridge to all traffic as they continue this crash investigation. Investigators estimate the bridge will be reopened in the next hour. Family members are still being notified and names are not available for release at this time. ...
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Friday March 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 8181
The owners of the horses removed from the field on Quarry Road have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of Animal Neglect II. Sharon Burnett, 63, and her husband, Kenneth "Butch" Burnett, 66, will appear in court on March 25th and April 4th, respectively. They have been released from the jail, pending their court dates. Both were reported to be staying at a second home in Carson City, Nevada when the horses were seized from their property on Quarry Road. They offered little explanation for the condition of the horses and dogs on the property. The Australian Shepherds were placed with the Human Society when it became clear that the temporary kennel built by deputies would not sustain the dogs in the long term. The horses remain in the custody of two horse rescue organizations that are treating them for parasite infestations, rain rot, ringworms, and weight loss due to malnutrition and anemia. Dr. Barbara Kahl, the Veterinarian treating the animals, determined that the bay mare is in foal, and due to her malnourished condition, both she and the foal are at serious risk. She is probably in the worst condition of all the horses seized. The recovery proces ...
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