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Sunday February 20, 2011 - Times viewed: 8099
ROSEBURG, Oregon - Kyron Horman's mother Desiree Young says she is renewing her efforts to find her son. It's been over eight months since Kyron disappeared, the mother of Kyron Horman launched a new effort in the community of Roseburg, where Kyron’s stepmother Terri Moulton- Horman is believed to be living with her parents. "Our mission here today is really simple," said Young. "We love Kyron, and we want him home." Young and her family posted signs saying "Ask Terri Moulton-Horman where he is!" Kyron's stepmother dropped him off at Skyline School, and she may have been the last person to see him unharmed. Police have no suspects and Terri Horman remains a person of interest to the police and have investigated where she was on June 4, the day her stepson disappeared. "I think it’s at a critical point in the case," said Young. "Every day I get up and I plug away, and I do what I can do because I love him very much, and I will never stop. Never." ...
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Saturday February 19, 2011 - Times viewed: 8930
PRINEVILLE, Oregon - An 18-year-old boy was arrested and charged with raping and assaulting 16-year-old girl in Prineville. Crook County sheriff’s office said a 16-year-old girl contacted them to say she had been raped at home and identified the young man as 18-year-old Logan Wesley Jansson of Prineville. According to police, Jansson and the girl had been acquaintances, nothing more. Jansson was jailed in Crook County on a single count each of first-degree rape and second-degree sexual abuse. His bail was set at $55,000. He was moved Thursday to Jefferson County in Madras. ...
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Saturday February 19, 2011 - Times viewed: 8005
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Inerpol and the U.S. Marchalls office is hunting for a former Beaverton School District teacher for 30 counts of child pornography. Police are seeking 35-year-old Logan Storm who they believe is overseas, possibly in Ireland. They found lewd photographs of nude children on his computer. His last known addresses was on Emerson Street in North Portland. There was a different child abuse complaint in July 2007 in regard to inappropriate touching and a parent complained in 2007 about another inappropriate behavior episode. The complaint was dismissed, unfounded. Storm's girlfriend told police last July she and Storm had a sexukal relationship because Storm was spending too much time with another student who was then a stripper. The girlfriend said she snuck into his computer and found child pornographic images. The police were then contacted. School officials say Storm was liked by many of his students and the community is shocked by the charges against the math teacher. He resigned his teaching job at Stoller Middle School. "I’ve never met anybody who hasn't said they love Mr. Storm because he's just a great guy, a great person," said a former studen ...
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Saturday February 19, 2011 - Times viewed: 9931
NEWBERG — Circuit breaker oil containing PCB contaminates was blown over ten square blocks near downtown Newberg this morning. Residents say they are alarmed and angry nothing more is being done. The oil-based circuit breaker apparently blew after an explosion with dense black smoke and fire erupted at the PG&E 115,000 volt distribution site next to Friends Church. Portland General Electric crews restored power about 10:15 am to nearly 10,000 customers. The massive explosion and fire occurred around 6:30 AM in the 300 block of Howard St. According to PG&E crews, was probably caused by the sudden demand of power from another location outside Newberg. The local breaker grew extremely hot, surpassing its thermal ignition point. It then popped, cracked, and suddenly blew to pieces with a tremendous explosion heard by thousands of early morning residents. Memorial Park and surrounding streets ...
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Saturday February 19, 2011 - Times viewed: 10939
32-year-old Pastor Dirk P. Jackson was arrested Wednesday morning at his home in Port Orchard, charged with two counts of second-degree child rape. On November 19, 2010, a woman claimed Jackson had repeatedly sexually assaulted her between 2002 and 2003 when she was 12 and 13-years-old and when Jackson was 19 to 21 years-old. She was a student in Jackson’s sixth-grade class at Manchester Christian Academy. The woman said the sexual abuse occured while she and Jackson were in the classroom as other children played outside during recess or when the other children were away in another rooms. She said there were numerous occasions in which Jackson had inappropriately touched her, and at least two times that she had performed oral sex on the Pastor. She said she decided to report the charges to authorities when she saw Jackson at the First Baptist Church on Sidney Avenue in Port Orchard. "We’re pretty shocked", said head Pastor Jamie Greening. "Whether these charges are true or not, we don’t know. We’d like the truth to come out, but nothing about these charges is consistent with the man we’ve known for eight years." Jackson first began work at First Baptist Church in Oc ...
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Friday February 18, 2011 - Times viewed: 8030
Hillsboro, Oregon - Today President Obama will name Intel CEO Paul Otellini to his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Otellini has been a critic of Obama's economic policies but will now serve as an economic advisor. The announcement is scheduled to come when Obama tours Intel's semiconductor facility in Hillsboro, similar to GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt's move to head the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Obama plans a stop today to tour Intel's campus in Hillsboro to discuss company's ideas to encourage young people to become engineers and scientists. He said his administration needs improved relations with business, and has now called for an equal effort to find more jobs and help the economy. Otellini has questioned the way Obama's administration has approach efforts to help the economy grow. In September Otellini said the current stimulus program was ineffective. "Swimming pools in Mississippi are not going to create lasting jobs," he said. The announcement comes as Obama arrived on a two-day visit to Oregon and the West Coast. Yesterday, he met with several technology executives, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Apple CEO Steve Jobs. A ...
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Thursday February 17, 2011 - Times viewed: 7899
PORTLAND -- A woman and man have been accused of theft from Safeway stores of at least $5 million. Police say the theft spans several years in Clackamas and Multnomah counties. In October Fairview police detained the couple with a large amount of items they believed to have been stolen from five separate Safeway stores. Police arrested Angela Rose Evans, 32, and Richard Lavern Remington, 52. They were both arraigned in Circuit Court yesterday. Safeway began tracking the couple late last year after suspecting they had been shoplifting. ...
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Wednesday February 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 7985
Interstate 5 was effectively closed after six-car littered debris over the highway Salem. The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. north of Portland Road NE. An Envoy SUV was moving north on I5 and crossed the earth median and hit an oncoming car. The car first hit a small Volkswagen car, badly damaging it. Several other vehicles were also damaged. From the SUV 56-year old Gary Teeter and 88-year-old Darthee Teeter of Keizer were hospitalized at Salem Hospital for minor injuries then released yesterday. A witness said he believed a tire on an SUV blew out causing the driver to lose control. 44-year old Elizabeth H. Miller, driver of the Volkswagen, was also hospitalized with serious injuries. Police say all three were wearing seat belts. ...
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Wednesday February 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 7874
During a special assembly on Thursday, Feb. 17, students at Bilquist Elementary will learn about K-9 deputies "Mik & Nero" -- who teach kids about road safety, saying "no" to abuse, and the dangers of drugs and drinking and driving. The dogs are cartoon characters -- based on real Sheriff's Office canine deputies Mik and Nero -- and they appear in five action-packed crime-prevention comic and activity books. The free "Mik & Nero" comics are also headed to libraries in Clackamas County. Canby, Estacada, Gladstone, Hoodland, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Molalla, Oregon City, Sandy, West Linn Wilsonville, Oak Grove and Clackamas Corner libraries are delighted to make the comics and activity books available to parents and children. An appearance by Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts; Sheriff's Office K9 "Nero" and his handler, Deputy Bradley O'Neil; and K9 "Wodon" and his handler, Sgt. Paul Coleman. A demonstration of "Safety Street" -- Clackamas Safe Communities' hugely popular pedal-car driving course for kids 8 years and under. One of the "Mik & Nero" comics, "Safety Street!," is based on this popular fixture at the Clackamas County Fair. ...
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Wednesday February 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 7972
PORTLAND, Oregon- Early morning snow fell and stuck in the Portland area. Many primary remain open and clear. Higher elevation areas and a few rural locations have snow falling and staying in place. Forcast: This Afternoon: Snow showers likely. Some thunder is also possible. Snow level 200 feet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. South southwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Tonight: Rain and snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. South southwest wind between 5 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Thursday: Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all snow after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. South southwest wind between 3 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Thursday Night: A chance of snow showers before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. South wind between 7 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Friday: A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy ...
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Wednesday February 16, 2011 - Times viewed: 12262
An infant who recently returned from India with his family has been diagnosed with measles, a serious disease that can lead to pneumonia and encephalitis, an inflammation and swelling of the brain. The health department said the baby was taken Evergreen Pediatrics and Southwest Medical Center outpatient laboratory. Health officials say people who visited Evergreen Pediatrics in Vancouver on Monday, Feb. 14 between 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. are considered exposed to measles. Measles, also called rubeola, is no longer considered endemic in the United States. However, continued success depends upon maintaining high vaccination rates, because 80% of the cases of measles continue to be imported into the United States. Measles disease can occur anytime of the year, but is most frequently seen during late winter and spring. Worldwide, an estimated 30 million cases and 700,000 deaths occur each year. More than half of the deaths occur in Africa. During 1997-1998, approximately 100 deaths were attributed to a large outbreak of measles in Argentina and Brazil. Measles is an acute viral illness characterized by: A prodrome of fever and malaise, Cough, coryza, and conjunctivitis, ...
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Tuesday February 15, 2011 - Times viewed: 8188
Update: Police have now determined that based on information from a witness, Birgilio Marin-Fuentes crashed into a support beam near the hospital around 12:27 a.m. A bystander Intercepted Officer Angela Luty who was on her way out of the emergency on different business. Police said she immediately called dispatch for help from other officers. A couple minutes later, Officer Luty began CPR on Marin-Fuentes. Two additional officers arrived at the hospital's emergency room in an attempt to get help but were told by hospital staff they first had to call an ambulance because they couldn’t treat anyone unless they were inside the hospital. The net result, according to police, is that Marin-Fuentes died. However, Police Chief Mike Reese does not necessarily agree. He said Tuesday that medical workers did everything they could or should have done — except communicate well with the officers. Read the 20 page police report just released.
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Tuesday February 15, 2011 - Times viewed: 8075
A toddler whose mother dropped him from a burning upstairs aprtment unit was upgraded from critical to serious condition, hospital officials said. Flames blocked an exit trapping three boys and their 24-year-old mother, Kimberly Hasty. It was a heartbreaking tragedy that occurred Saturday morning (Feb. 12) when a deadly fire erupted in an Oak Grove apartment -- killing two young brothers and sending their younger infant brother and mother to a Portland hospital. At 9:33 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, Clackamas County Communications (C-COM) 911 dispatchers received a call from a neighboring citizen reporting smoke coming from a building in the Fox Pointe Apartment complex, located at 4616 SE Roethe Rd. in Oak Grove. Clackamas Fire District #1 responded swiftly to the scene -- and met a woman frantically telling rescuers that two of her children were still inside the smoke-filled upper-level apartment. Clackamas Fire personnel quickly moved with a hose into the apartment -- which was overflowing with thick black smoke and generating intense heat -- and searched for the occupants. These firefighters located the two young boys inside the apartment and brought them out of ...
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Tuesday February 15, 2011 - Times viewed: 7829
On Monday, February 14, 2011, at about 7:15 pm, Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a stranger attack near the Raccoon Lodge, 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway in the community of Raleigh Hills. The adult female victim told deputies she was walking south from the bus stop located in front of the Raccoon Lodge toward SW Scholls Ferry Road. She was walking behind the restaurant when she said she was attacked from behind. The victim said she was touched inappropriately and did not know her attacker. Deputies brought in a K9 team to search for the suspect, but were unable to locate him. At this time deputies do not have an accurate description of the suspect. Sheriff's Detectives are now investigating the case, but do not have any further information at this time. If you saw anything suspicious in the area please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-846-2500. ...
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Monday February 14, 2011 - Times viewed: 8350
MOUNT ST. HELENS, Washington - Mount St. Helens area shook this morning as two small quakes struck the area. A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck at 10:35 a.m. The quake was centered 6 miles northwest of Mount St. Helens. The quake was first measured at 3.3 in magnitude, and later upgraded to 4.3. Two minutes later, a magnitude 2.5 earthquake hit the same location. At 11:35 a.m., a 2.3 quake occurred. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. ...
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Monday February 14, 2011 - Times viewed: 8093
At the Grammy's, Portland's own young beauty, 26-year old Esperanza Spalding was named best new artist, beating out Justin Beieber, Drake, Mumford & Sons, and Florence + The Machine. Her latest album, Chamber Music Society, sold 31,000 copies but could now climb to Gold. Backstage, Usher diplomatically answered questions about Esperanza. And Bieber, who jumped atop Usher's back as he spoke to media reps backstage, said, "I'm happy for her. I had a great night! I got to perform with my mentor." And Usher said, "Spoken like a true professional." The win for Esperanza Spalding should not surprise anyone here or even in Washington. She recently went on tour with Prince, and has a friend in the white house, namely President Barack Obama. The White House invited her to play there last year, introducing her as "the brightest young star on the jazz horizon." She was excited and nearly overwhelmed at the Grammy's when she met some of the best known music artists, those she had only seen on TV or heard on the radio. "They have a magnetism," she said. "You can feel their presence from a few feet away. It was nice to see them face to face on a human level. I liked that a lot." S ...
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Sunday February 13, 2011 - Times viewed: 8412
SALEM, Oregon - A police officer pulled over a black BMW racing through traffic at down Interstate 5 at 118 mph. He told the sheriff he was making a video to post on YouTube. 30-year old Stanislav Bakanov of Keizer, admitted to police that he was going between 90 and 100 mph in his BMW but the sheriff's office said he was going much faster than that. They also said the conditions on the road were dangerous at that speed because strong wind gusts had sent tree branches onto the highway. When the sheriff's deputy stopped Bakanov, he was was still filming and played some of the video for the officer. The video contained segments displaying the speedometer at 118 mph. Bakanov had a camera mounted on the windshield to as he videtoped while he drove. The deputy seized the camera for evidence and arrested Bakanov. He was booked at the Marion County Jail. ...
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Saturday February 12, 2011 - Times viewed: 9179
A Washington County drug arrest netted young men on Thursday in the Tigard area. Investigators from the WIN team (Police Departments of Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard) arrested two men on heroin charges. During the ongoing investigation, detectives were able to observe a drug transaction between the two. Sheriff's Deputies stopped the suspect's cars and they were eventually arrested. On Thursday, February 10, 2011, detectives from the Westside Interagency Narcotics (WIN) team were conducting an investigation into heroin distribution in Washington County. As part of the investigation, investigators were conducting surveillance in the Tigard area. They were able to observe a drug transaction take place and notified Washington County Sheriff's Deputies in marked patrol units. The deputies conducted two separate traffic stops, one at SW Scholls Ferry Road and SW Nimbus Avenue, and the other at SW Barrows Road and SW Walnut Street. Twenty-one-year-old Phillip R. Cotten from Tigard was contacted in the first traffic stop at Scholls Ferry Road and was eventually arrested for Distribution and Possession of a Controlled Substance, Heroin. Both money and drugs were seized from Mr. Cot ...
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Friday February 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 7973
Update A man suffering a heart attack who crashed his car within sight of Portland Adventist Hospital was forced to wait for an ambulance because of hospital policy, Portland police said. Birgilio Marin-Fuentes, 61, died shortly afterwards from cardiac complications. He had driven to Portland Adventist Medical Center shortly after midnight Thursday, unable to sleep or stop coughing. He then crashed his car into a pillar wall under an "emergency parking only" sign about one hundred or so feet from the emergency room entrance. Officers who were on scene rushed to help him, and one officer went inside the hospital to request help. "The officer was told it is hospital policy that they don’t treat people outside their hospital and they need to call an ambulance," said Sgt. Pete Simpson with the Portland Police. While one officer performed CPR, another officer called for an ambulance. According to police, six minutes later an ambulance arrived and medics picked the man up and wheeled him via a gurney the short distance inside the hospital. "Hospital said they won’t come out. We need to contact AMR first," ...
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Friday February 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 8465
Skating champion Tonya Harding is pregnant and "super excited" it's a boy. Yes, Tonya is going to be a mother. She's now 40, married, and wants to get on with her life. We just hope the world will leaver her alone and let her do so, let her be happily married, and enjoy motherhood. Her husband Joseph Price is happy, and even more excited it's a boy. Of course, Tonya is best known as Oregon's famous skater and, well, yes, she addmited concealing information about the attack on skater Nancy Kerrigan. The attack took place after a 1994 practice session for the U.S. Figure skating championships. But Tonya has moved on, has her own website located at tonyaharding.com. And that website is pretty interesting to say the least. One has to hand it to her for being so creative. She's matured enough not to mind what others say. She seems to be that independant as she demonstrates with her commentary on Tru-TV's "the Smoking Gun" series. So, good luck to you Tonya. ...
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Friday February 11, 2011 - Times viewed: 7843
HILLSBORO, Oregon - President Barack Obama will visit Oregon's Intel campus in Hillsboro a week from today, on Friday. Obama plans to tour the Intel and meet their CEO Paul Otellini. He'll also review Intel's education programs and efforts to prepare children for high-tech jobs. "In his State of the Union, President Obama outlined a plan for winning the future by preparing our children to be competitive in the global economy. His plan calls for key investments in education to grow the economy and create more jobs," the White House said in a statement. "When the President decides to highlight your state’s approach", said Gov. John Kitzhaber, "you know you’re doing something innovative. Our position on the Pacific Rim makes us an ideal trading partner with markets all over the world, especially those interested in our leadership on innovative technologies, and Intel is a superb location to highlight the very cutting edge." Access to Obama will be by invitation only and the details of the trip have not been released. The last time Obama visited Oregon as President, was inn October when he held a rally in support of then-gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber. ...
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Thursday February 10, 2011 - Times viewed: 8238
On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, Washington County detectives served a search warrant at the residence of Jeremy Brandon Waldridge located at 21873 SW Regal Court in Aloha. Waldridge has been the focus of a child pornography investigation led by INTERCEPT, since they received information that he was downloading explicit child pornography from the Internet. Detectives became concerned after they learned Mr. Waldridge runs a private company geared for young children and teens called Top Notch Trampoline, Tumbling, and Cheerleading. Detectives learned that Mr. Waldridge and members of his staff have visited local grade schools in the Hillsboro School District and put on demonstrations for the children. ...
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Wednesday February 9, 2011 - Times viewed: 7973
ST. HELENS, Ore. – Columbia County judge is sending the man accused of killing Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter to the Oregon State Mental hospital for mental evaluation. This followed after the defense attorney said they believe defendant Daniel A. Butts may be psychotic or schizophrenic, or both. The order was issued this afternoon during a hearing at the Columbia County Jail. Butts is accused of shooting Chief Painter on January 5th, 2011. His lawyer said Butts is very difficult to work with and Sheriff’s deputies were forced to use a Taser on him. District Attorney Steve Atchison questioned the opinion of the two doctors, indicating it demonstrates Butts might simply have a mental illness. "Delay is never our friend. Let me put it that way," he said. "I don’t want to speak for family members, but I would be upset or at least concerned if that were to happen." However, the judge suspended any more hearings until Butts gets evaluated. Painter’s family was at Wednesday’s hearing and said they’re just taking all of it one day at a time. ...
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Wednesday February 9, 2011 - Times viewed: 16338
ST. PAUL, Oregon - A 14-year-old boy has been accused of planting a hidden cell phone camera in a high school locker room used by girls in St Paul, a small town few miles south of Newberg, Oregon. Police say the eighth grade boy used a hidden iTouch device, similar to an iPhone to video record girls in the high school locker room. Superintendent Sid Hobgood said the boy shared the videos with other boys but it's not clear how many kids saw the videos or exactly what the contents are. Rumors about the videos have spread through St. Paul. The discovery occurred last Friday and Hobgood called the sheriff’s office when a former student told him of the video taken inside the locker room. About 90 students attend the high school. The girl's locker room is also the boy's locker room and girls also use the locker room during girls’ basketball games. The boy was suspended as the investigation continues. Detectives said they don’t believe the video was transferred to the internet as the boy may not have had a chance to transfer it. The detectives are also not certain how many students saw the videos, The girls involved who may have been in the videos have talked to school c ...
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Wednesday February 9, 2011 - Times viewed: 7826
PORTLAND, Oregon – Portland homeowner Patrick Cox says he’s now even more worried and afraid after three separate several fires were started on his property in the last half year. He said he rarely leaves his home after finding a duffel bag full of rags soaked in paint thinner on his front porch. "I'm very paranoid. I'm very anxious now," Cox said. "I don't venture out much at night. If I do I always have someone with me, but it's very intense and I don't want to live this way." The previous fires burned fencing, shrubs, and his recycle container set on fire. Cox received the house from his mother when she died. Cox said he suspects a jealous family member caused the fires. He now has a video surveillance system and has posted signs around his area but there have been no captured suspects on video. Cox said he feels the next fire could be deadly. Portland Fire Bureau are working with him to catch the suspect. ...
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Tuesday February 8, 2011 - Times viewed: 7821
The Portland Police Bureau is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a robbery suspect from Southwest Portland. On November 25, 2010 at approximately 5:19 a.m., a suspect walked into the Plaid Pantry, located at 950 Southwest Mill Street, and robbed the clerk at knife point. The suspect got an undisclosed amount of money and fled the area on foot. The suspect was caught on video and is described as a black male in his early 20's, 5'07",-5'09", medium build, wearing all dark clothes and a baseball cap. Plaid Pantry is offering up to a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Anyone with information about this robbery is urged to call Portland Police at (503) 823-4357. ...
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Tuesday February 8, 2011 - Times viewed: 7918
This morning, Tuesday February 8, 2011, at approximately 7:50 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the intersection of North Lombard Street and North Richmond Avenue on the report of a child struck by a car. Officers and medical personnel arrived and learned that the 10-year-old male was struck by a car as he ran across the street. Medical personnel transported the child to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The child is a student at nearby James John Elementary School. Traffic officers conducted an investigation into the accident and learned the person driving the car, 32-year-old Angelica Mofford, was driving westbound on North Lombard Street and had a green light when the child ran northbound across North Lombard, against the "Don't Walk" sign. The child was struck by the vehicle and dragged under the car briefly, causing injuries. The driver stopped and cooperated with investigators. The driver was not impaired and was not issued a citation. ...
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Monday February 7, 2011 - Times viewed: 7740
NEWPORT, Oregon - A highly endangered whale that spends summers off Russia has moved into waters off the Oregon coast. The 13-year-old, male western Pacific gray whale, dubbed "Flex," is giving U.S. and Russian researchers insight into where the rare whales may spend winters. Less than 200 western Pacific gray whales remain. the stock distinct from eastern gray whales that spend summers feeding off northern winter breeding grounds. Researchers attached a satellite tag to Flex on Oct. 4. It moved east across the Bering Sea and then south through the Aleutian Islands. Researchers lost the signal for five days but picked it up as the whale moved to 280 miles west of Vancouver Island and then to shallow water roughly 15 miles off Washington and Oregon. More on The Gray Whale ...
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Monday February 7, 2011 - Times viewed: 8097
YACHATS, Oregon – Two teenage boys drowned in the surf at Smelt Sands State Park. A rescue team recovered the body of 17-year-old Jack Harnsongkram Sunday morning. Harnsongkram was one of two Eugene teen boys drowned Saturday after they were swept into the Ocean at Smelt Sands State Park. The boys had been part of a group of teens near the Adobe Resort. Three of the boys fell into the water in the afternoon. Surf was pretty rough say witnesses. The body of 18-year-old Connor Gregory Ausland was recovered quickly but crews Saturday had not been able to find Harnsongkram. A local resident saw Harnsongkram’s body on the rocks and the Yachats Fire Department recovered the body. Both boys were students at South Eugene High School. ...
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Sunday February 6, 2011 - Times viewed: 7957
Police found a man and his girlfriend dead after a shooting in Northeast Portland early Friday morning. Investigators said it appeared that 48-year-old Larry Vernard Bell shot and killed his girlfriend, 21-year-old Heather Elaine Rogers, then turned the gun on himself in apartment # 1 in the 15800 block of NE Sandy Boulevard. Bell and Rogers also worked together at a Portland-area adult entertainment establishment. Arriving officers established containment around the apartment and heard what they thought was an additional gunshot inside the apartment. The Special Emergency Reaction Team along with Hostage Negotiators responded to the scene and at just before 5:00 a.m., made entry into the apartment. The SERT officers discovered a deceased adult female and a deceased adult male inside the apartment, the result of an apparent murder/suicide. An autopsy has been conducted by the Oregon State Medical Examiner on both people and it was determined that both died of single gunshot wounds. Detectives could not establish a prior domestic violence history between Bell and Rogers and it is not known where Rogers resided. A firearm was recovered at the crime scene. ...
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