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Friday March 2, 2012
Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 101 north of Gardiner
GARDINER, Oregon - State Police are continuing the investigation into Wednesday morning’s fatal traffic crash on Highway 101 about three miles north of Gardiner that resulted in the death of Gladstone, Oregon woman. The victim’s name is being released in this update. Preliminary information indicates on February 29, 2012 at approximately 9:40 a.m. a 2000 Toyota 4-Runner driven by LARAINE DALE ...
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Friday March 2, 2012
Car owner goes to bat against prowler in Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon — When William Essary took a baseball bat and confronted a man rifling through his car on a Portland street, the prowler yelled "I'm leaving" and started running. But Essary said he didn't want the man to get away and break into more cars. So, Essary chased the suspect Tuesday for about a quarter of a mile, until he ran out of breath, and held him until police arrived. Th ...
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Friday March 2, 2012
Organic pesticides fail in Ashland parks
ASHLAND, Oregon — Ashland parks officials say organic pesticides were largely ineffective last year in controlling weeds. Staffers told commissioners this week that organic pesticides generally have to be applied in warm, dry weather, but a cool, wet spring in 2011 allowed weeds to grow and go to seed. Commissioners aren't giving up on organics. They changed the rules to authorize workers t ...
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Friday March 2, 2012
OR Higher Ed Board considers new campus gun ban
EUGENE, Oregon — A gun ban on Oregon's seven university campuses would take effect immediately if the Higher Education Board approves a proposal Friday that was crafted to overcome legal objections. The state Court of Appeals struck down a previous ban in September. The new approach would require most people who have a contract relationship with a university to agree to leave their handguns ...
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Friday March 2, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A 59-year-old University of Oregon custodian says he's the lone juror who refused to vote for conviction in the murder trial of a 24-year-old hotel clerk accused of killing her newborn son. George Bruce tells The Register-Guard that he disagreed with the jury's other 11 members, who believed that Angelica Swartout fatally smothered a baby shortly after giving birth. Swart ...

Thursday March 1, 2012
MEDFORD, Oregon — Police say a Medford man stabbed his roommate with a meat thermometer during a fight. Sgt. Brent Mak says the victim was treated Wednesday at a hospital for a minor wound to his ribcage. The suspect, 48-year-old Christopher Thomas Schroeder, was cited for assault and menacing and released without bail. Schroeder was arrested at gunpoint because of an initial report that ...

Thursday March 1, 2012
EUGENE, Oregon — Lane County prosecutors say a Eugene resident was justified in shooting an intruder suspected of trying to rob him of drugs and cash. While Tyler Jon Norman was not charged in the Feb. 2 shooting, he did plead guilty Wednesday in Lane County Circuit Court to a separate charge of delivering heroin. He was sentenced to three years' probation. Chief Deputy District Attorney Pet ...

Thursday March 1, 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon — An office manager who embezzled close to $250,000 from her employer and spent some of the money on breast enhancements was sentenced Wednesday in Portland to nearly five years in prison. Lisa Marie Sundquist had pleaded guilty in Multnomah County Circuit Court to theft of the money in 2008 and 2009 when she worked as office manager for the Surgical Specialty Group. As part ...

Thursday March 1, 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon — A Portland man has done more than just plead guilty to conspiracy in thefts that netted millions — he has led investigators to a safe deposit stash of nearly $2 million. Vincent Cabello, 39, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to two conspiracy counts involving bank larceny and money laundering. His parents, 64-year-old Archie and 59-year-old Marian Cabello, are also ...

Wednesday February 29, 2012
Tsunami debris floating across Pacific toward Oregon
NEWPORT, Oregon — Computer debris, building materials, refrigerators, TVs and other debris dragged into sea after the massive earthquake hit Japan last March, causing tsunamis as high as 130 feet to crash ashore, could show up in remote atolls north of Hawaii as soon as this winter, with other pieces reaching parts of the West Coast in 2013 and 2014. Cluttered debris from the tsunami initially ...
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Wednesday February 29, 2012
EUGENE, Oregon — A Springfield man accused of faking cancer to collect donations pleaded not guilty to felony theft charges Tuesday in Lane County Circuit Court. The charges against 28-year-old Charles Werner Embleton were added in a recent grand jury indictment. He was originally charged last fall with theft by deception. His lawyer asked for a March 14 court date for a possible settlement ...

Wednesday February 29, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Vandals damaged banks in two Portland neighborhoods overnight. Police say they shattered windows and doors and damaged ATM machines at a branch in the Sunnyside neighborhood and also at two banks and a Starbucks in the Hollywood business district. Police say they're checking bank security video to identify suspects. KGW reports (http://is.gd/rnIqea ) an email sent to ...

Tuesday February 28, 2012
Teen arrested on manslaughter charges in brother's shooting death
THE DALLES, Oregon - The shooting death of a man's brother may have been an accident but James Daniel Perez-Hammond, 18, still faces a felony manslaughter charge. Perez-Hammond was arrested Sunday morning after he reportedly shot and killed his younger brother in an incident that law enforcement officials believe was accidental. "This is just a heartbreaking tragedy," wrote Wasco County Di ...
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Tuesday February 28, 2012
Driver Arrested Following Injury Traffic Crash on Highway 101 near Newport
NEWPORT, Oregon - A Toledo-area man was arrested Sunday evening after release from a hospital following a traffic crash on Highway 101 near Newport. Oregon State Police (OSP) is interested in speaking with witnesses to any portion of the incident as it occurred. According to OSP Sergeant Greg Plummer, on February 26, 2012 at approximately 2:58 p.m. a man was spotted climbing over the railing o ...
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Tuesday February 28, 2012
Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 11 in Milton-Freewater
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday morning’s single vehicle fatal traffic crash along Highway 11 in the Milton-Freewater area that resulted in the death of a Walla Walla, Washington man. Speed and icy road conditions were contributing factors. According to Sergeant Sterling Hall, on February 27, 2012 at approximately 6:50 a.m. a 2003 Ford Ranger pickup driven ...
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Tuesday February 28, 2012
Manslaughter charge in Eugene bicyclist death
EUGENE, Oregon — A Lane County Circuit Court judge entered not guilty pleas Monday for a man charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the death of a bicycle rider in Eugene. The 53-year-old Springfield man, James Robert Gleich (glike), was arrested Sunday after a grand jury indictment last week, following a lengthy investigation by Eugene police. Police reconstructed th ...
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Tuesday February 28, 2012
Grants Pass girl jumps from kidnapper's pickup
GRANTS PASS, Oregon — The Josephine County sheriff's office says a 13-year-old girl escaped from a kidnapper by jumping from his pickup truck. The girl told deputies she was riding her bike near Lincoln Savage Middle School about 4 p.m. Monday when the man dragged her into his truck. She says he drove about a mile before she opened the door and jumped out. She ran about three miles to a frie ...
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Tuesday February 28, 2012
The Dalles man accused of fatally shooting brother
THE DALLES, Oregon — An 18-year-old man faces first-degree manslaughter charges in connection with the fatal shooting of his younger brother. Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley says Daniel Hammond did not intentionally kill his 15-year-old brother, but he did act recklessly. Michael Hammond was found dead in an upstairs bedroom in their family home in The Dalles early Sunday. He was ...
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Monday February 27, 2012
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says power has been restored on a 648-foot car container ship that was drifting without power off the Oregon coast southwest of the Columbia River mouth. The Coast Guard says the Singapore-flagged Morning Spruce reported late Sunday morning the engine lost power about 12 miles from the river's entrance. Coast Guard officials say the vessel engineer r ...

Monday February 27, 2012
TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) — The Red Cross is helping 22 people displaced by a fire in their apartment building at Tualatin. Three residents escaped the flames Sunday afternoon by jumping from a balcony, about 10 feet off the ground. The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/1g72Aq ) they were treated for smoke inhalation at the nearby Legacy Meridian Park Hospital. Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue say ...

Monday February 27, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man and his dog were injured in a house fire early Monday in Portland. Police told firefighters the man may have re-entered his burning home to rescue his pet. Portland Fire and Rescue says firefighters found the man outside the home with burns to his hands and arms. He was taken to the Legacy Oregon Burn Center. The dog, a German shepherd-mix named Cleo, was treat ...

Sunday February 26, 2012
'Hoedown For Humanity' To Benefit Marion/Polk Food Share
INDEPENDENCE - Oregon resident and Nashville recording artist/songwriter BobbiLynn Forbus, is bringing ‘Hoedown For Humanity’, Winter Concert and Dance to benefit Marion/Polk Food Share to the Independence BPOE #1950, 289 South Main Street, Saturday March 17th 5pm-11pm. A bag of nonperishable food items per person will be accepted as admission at the door. BobbiLynn will be performing cuts from he ...
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Sunday February 26, 2012
BEND, Oregon — A West Linn man whose dog was caught in an otter trap wants the Legislature to set out rules forcing trappers to clearly mark their traps' locations. 57-year-old Jack Williamson has started a petition urging lawmakers to require trappers to mark the locations of their traps or face a misdemeanor penalty. Traps can be concealed on public land, even close to trails. Trapping ...

Sunday February 26, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Missing evidence from a 1990s triple murder that led authorities to free the man convicted in the case sat in a state Justice Department hallway for years as the attorney general recommended dismissing the charges, an Oregon State Police investigation has found. A jury found Phillip Cannon guilty of the 1998 murders of three people near Salem. In 2009, the state approve ...

Sunday February 26, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A man who shot himself in the leg with two young children present faces new charges of reckless endangerment on Friday. The Eugene Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/zThJDu ) 26-year-old Aaron Brown was treated at a Eugene hospital for the injury on Thursday night. Police say the .357-caliber revolver apparently fired while Brown was spinning its cylinder while holding ...

Saturday February 25, 2012
HILLSBORO, Oregon — A 71-year-old retired Army general has pleaded guilty to sex abuse charges and agreed to a 10-year prison sentence. John Christian Heldstab of Beaverton entered his pleas Friday in Washington County Circuit Court to three counts of sodomy and one count of first-degree sex abuse. He was arrested last August and faced 29 counts before the plea agreement was reached. Depu ...

Saturday February 25, 2012
GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — School authorities say a seventh grader at a middle school east of Portland has been punished for handing out marijuana-laced cookies to seven other seventh graders. Gresham-Barlow School District spokeswoman Athena Vadnais tells KGW-TV (http://is.gd/e3F4CT) that one student started to get sick after eating the cookies Thursday morning and told Dexter McCarty Middle School ...

Saturday February 25, 2012
BEND, Oregon — Authorities say the director of a charter school in Redmond accused of sexually abusing a student has violated the terms of his release and been sent back to jail. 39-year-old Michael Bremont was being held on $500,000 bail. He was arrested Saturday and released the next day with bail set at $30,500. He was required to stay in the state and not contact the victim. Autho ...

Friday February 24, 2012
Boys accused of assaulting girl at Medford YMCA
MEDFORD, Oregon — Police say a 14-year-old and two 10-year-old boys sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl at the Medford YMCA. The attack Monday went on for 40 minutes until it was broken up by the girl's mother when she went inside looking for her. The 14-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday and held in juvenile detention. The 10-year-olds were cited and released. Police say the older boy ...
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Friday February 24, 2012
Trial for dad accusing of killing family in 2013
MEDFORD, Oregon — The Oregon man accused of killing his wife and four children is to stand trial in a year. Jordan Criado is scheduled to go on trial in Jackson County Circuit Court in Medford on Feb. 12, 2013. He is accused of aggravated murder, which carries a potential death penalty, as well as murder, arson and manslaughter. A registered sex offender in California, Criado is accused ...
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