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Tuesday March 20, 2012
Eugene man accused intentional hit-run his neighbor surrenders
EUGENE, Oregon — Police say a Eugene man accused of aiming his pickup truck at a neighbor out walking his dog has surrendered. The Register-Guard reports that 33-year-old Frank Mario Ochoa was booked into the Lane County Jail on Monday for investigation of attempted murder, first-degree assault, hit and run driving and first-degree animal abuse. Police allege that Ochoa ran his truck into a ...
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Tuesday March 20, 2012
Teenagers arrested in Tualatin church fire
TUALATIN, Oregon — Police in Tualatin, Ore., say they've arrested two 13-year-old boys in a church fire that caused major damage to the facility's sanctuary, meeting rooms and an attached preschool. No injuries were reported. Lt. Greg Pickering said a citizen's tip led officers to arrest the two Tualatin boys on Monday. Held for investigation of burglary and arson, they were taken to a youth ...
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Monday March 19, 2012
Sex abuse case raises teacher text question
BEND, Oregon — Flirty text messages in a sexual abuse case in Central Oregon have raised a question about boundaries and new technology: Should teachers be allowed to send individual text messages to students? The director of a Redmond charter school has been accused of abusing a 15-year-old girl. In court papers, police describe text messages that allowed the school leader to say things he mig ...
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Monday March 19, 2012
Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 7 lbs of Marijuana
Oregon State Police arrested a Wisconsin man after a traffic stop west of Burns when the trooper found approximately 7 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation. On March 17, 2012 at approximately 7:30 p.m. an OSP senior trooper stopped a 1996 Saturn displaying Wisconsin license plates eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 115 for a sp ...
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Monday March 19, 2012
Boy nearly dies after kayak overturns in frigid Willamette
ALBANY, Ore. - Chad Berg's body temperature was only 72 degrees when he and his father were pulled from the Willamette River in January after their kayaks overturned. The 15-year-old spent most of his 12 days in the hospital at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland recovering from hypothermia. The accident happened Jan. 28 just upstream from Albany's Hyak Park. He and his father, Geoff, d ...
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Monday March 19, 2012
State Legislators want foreclosure mediation
SALEM, Oregon — Oregon officials are pushing to get a counseling and mediation program in place in hopes of saving more than 10,000 homeowners from foreclosure. Earlier this month, the Legislature passed a bill requiring lenders to sit down with homeowners who requests mediation. Oregon's new law is similar to one passed in Nevada in 2009 that has been praised by federal officials and consum ...
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Monday March 19, 2012
Klamath Falls Man Arrested Following Attempt to Elude in Stolen Vehicle
A Klamath Falls-area man was arrested Sunday morning after attempting to elude an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper in a stolen vehicle for approximately 8 miles on Highway 97 north of Klamath Falls. The incident ended after the driver crashed the vehicle and tried to flee on foot. With the help of Klamath County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies, the suspect was captured a short distance from wher ...
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Sunday March 18, 2012
Body of 2-year-old boy found in lake; father missing
LAKE LIMERICK, Wash. - The body of a 2 year-old boy was found floating in Mason County's Lake Limerick on Saturday evening. Authorities are now looking for the boy's missing father. Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell identified the boy as Jace Olsen, from Shelton. The father of the boy, Sheldon Olsen, 31, from Shelton, is missing. The search of Lake Limerick was ongoing as of 11 p.m. Saturda ...
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Sunday March 18, 2012
SALEM, Oregon — The Oregon State Police is reporting 22 DUI arrests statewide over St. Patrick's Day and overnight. Troopers also are investigating two fatal traffic crashes that left three people dead. Troopers do not know yet if alcohol was a contributing factor in those crashes. Last year, when St. Patrick's Day was on a Thursday, OSP troopers reported 16 DUII arrests in the same 16-hour ...

Saturday March 17, 2012
State investigating Possible Wolf Death in Union County
State authorities are investigating the death of what is believed to be a wolf in northeast Oregon's Union County. The deceased animal's measurements and physical appearance match that of a wolf, but confirmation of the species is pending through DNA analysis. On March 16, 2012 at approximately 8:30 a.m. OSP Fish & Wildlife Senior Trooper Kris Davis received a call regarding the discovery of a ...
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Saturday March 17, 2012
Portland Police Arrest Unlucky Car Thief Twice in a Week
Early this morning, Saturday March 17, 2012, at approximately 12:28 a.m., a Portland Police Officer assigned to the Traffic Division arrested 23-year-old Jared Allen Jones for several charges after he attempted to elude officers in a stolen car in the area of Southeast 123rd Avenue and Division Street. Jones attempted to speed away from the officer who quickly used a Pursuit Intervention Techn ...
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Saturday March 17, 2012
Authorities want to end Coos Bay tug boat monopoly
COOS BAY, Oregon — Legislators say a change in law that would prohibit bar pilots from owning the tug boat that helps the ship they're piloting puts the brakes on potential river monopolies. But representatives of pilots in Coos Bay and Yaquina Bay say the legislation is unnecessary. The change, written as an amendment to the transportation funding bill, passed both houses and awaits Gov. Jo ...
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Saturday March 17, 2012
Convicted of DUII, man curses and yells in court
GRESHAM, Oregon - A man who horribly injured a pregnant woman as he crashed into her car while high on heroin was sentenced to 11 years in prison. Cayla Wilson was critcally injured and was five months pregnant at the time. In court, Jack Dean Whiteaker said he was Innocent, that he "never did it.". However, an expert witness testified that after the crash, Whiteaker had a toxic level of meth ...
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Friday March 16, 2012
17-year-old girl strips at Salem club
SALEM, Oregon — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who allegedly worked at a strip club in South Salem was arrested today and accused of allowing her daughter to dance there, Salem police said. Christina Marie Lopez, 42, was arrested about 10:30 on a warrant charging her with using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, Salem police Lt. Steve Birr said. In December 2011 Lopez ...
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Friday March 16, 2012
Obama Not First Candidate with Face on Flag
A controversy erupted this week over a U.S. style flag featuring a picture of President Barack Obama. The flag was flown over Democratic Party headquarters in Lake County, Florida but was removed by Party officials after protests from local veterans. Obama's face was in the canton of the flag where the 50 stars should be. The controversy over the Obama flag has exploded in the media and on the int ...
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Friday March 16, 2012
First big piece of Electric Highway gets juice
CENTRAL POINT, Oregon — The first major stretch of what's been dubbed an "Electric Highway" from Canada to Mexico is going operational. A series of fast-charging stations along 160 miles of Interstate 5 in Oregon were opening to the public Friday. They are designed to let electric car owners forget about being tied to their home chargers and hit the road. The eight new charging stations str ...
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Friday March 16, 2012
BEND, Oregon — About 22,000 acres in Central Oregon could see restricted irrigation this summer if a dry season continues for users who draw their water from the Crooked River. Users with older water rights will receive water to irrigate their fields, while users with less-senior rights may have to do without. An up-and-down year for snowfall means some areas have about 40 percent of their u ...

Friday March 16, 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon — Starting in June, cars, ATVs and dirt bikes may no longer travel on almost 4,000 miles of roads in Oregon's largest national forest. Offiicials hope that closing roads in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest helps preserve habitat for wildlife and fish. The plan is drawing opposition from people who depend on motor vehicles to go hunting, berry picking, sightseeing or firew ...

Friday March 16, 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon — People who were arrested during Occupy Portland demonstrations are crowding the court system. Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Amber Kinney says the system is "bottlenecked." The main holdup is the number of people seeking jury trials on misdemeanor charges, such as interfering with a peace officer, criminal trespassing or disorderly conduct. The defendants say ...

Friday March 16, 2012
Police respond to suspicious death in Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon — Police are investigating a suspicious death in northwest Portland's Pearl District. Sgt. Pete Simpson says police were called to a high-rise about 3 a.m. Friday on a report of a disturbance in an apartment. They found a man dead inside. Homicide detectives are asking neighbors in the building if they heard anything. ...
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Friday March 16, 2012
3 pedestrians hit at Tigard intersection
TIGARD, Ore. (AP) — Three people were hit as they walked across Pacific Highway Thursday night in Tigard. The two men and a woman were taken to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland. No word on their conditions but police say they were talking with medical personnel. The accident happened just before 11 p.m. Police say the three were in a crosswalk, but the driver had a gre ...
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Friday March 16, 2012
Man accused of taking pilot's documents
PORTLAND, Oregon — Police say a blood trail left by an intruder in a Portland commercial airline pilot's home led them to arrest a young Gresham man accused of breaking in and stealing the pilot's credentials, uniform and passport. Jeromy Oelschlager is a 39-year-old pilot for SkyWest Airlines. He tells The Oregonian (http://is.gd/mQzgRD ) that he left his home for less than an hour on Jan. 2 a ...
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Thursday March 15, 2012
Man sentenced in former girlfriend's death
EUGENE, Oregon — A 29-year-old man will spend at least 40 years in prison for fatally beating his former girlfriend on a Springfield, sidewalk in November 2010. Lane County Circuit Judge Lauren Holland called Robert Darnell Boyd "extremely dangerous" when she imposed sentence Thursday. The mother and sister of the 18-year-old victim, Allyson Archibald, were in court for the sentencing. They ...
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Friday March 16, 2012
SAINT HELENS, Oregon — Two people have been killed in a small plane crash on the Oregon side of the Columbia River south of Longview, Wash. Columbia County Sheriff Jeff Dickerson says it appears to be a high-velocity crash that killed both on impact. Dickerson says 47-year-old Camas flight instructor Todd Norrish and 17-year-old student pilot Jimmy Kravets of Vancouver took off Wednesday eve ...

Thursday March 15, 2012
United States government authorizes killing of sea lions in Columbia River
PORTLAND, Oregon — The United States government has apparently decided they have no problem in killing sea lions that eat threaten and endangered salmon at Bonneville Dam. A government NOAA Fisheries Service representative said Thursday that Oregon, Washington and Idaho can trap and kill up to 92 sea lions annually for the next four years. But the agency expects only 25 to 30 sea lions will act ...
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Thursday March 15, 2012
Oregon Republicans cancel March 19 debate
PORTLAND, Oregon Oregon Republicans have announced they are cancelling a GOP presidential candidate debate scheduled for next week in Portland because they couldn't get enough candidates to participate. The debate was supposed to occur on Monday. But GOP chairman Allen Alley said Thursday it's being called off. "Campaigns have moved to a state-by-state ground game," Alley announced. "They will ...
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Thursday March 15, 2012
Klamath farmers to get irrigation water
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A water shortage in Southern Oregon has farmers worried they'll be deprived of irrigation water by the Klamath Reclamation Project. Water will be rationed to those in the Klamath and Tulelake irrigation districts. Users with newer contracts, the so-called B users, are unlikely to receive surface water unless precipitation increases drastically. The federal irrig ...
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Thursday March 15, 2012
10-year manslaughter sentence in Medford
MEDFORD, Oregon — A man who was convicted of manslaughter in the 1996 disappearance and death of a 15-year-old girl was sentenced in Medford to 10 years in prison. Defense lawyers for Bill Simmons say they'll seek a new trial. The mother of Kaelin Glazier spoke at the sentencing. She said she forgave Simmons, but feels he needs to come clean with God. ...
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Thursday March 15, 2012
Clackamas jury makes $432,000 judgment against DHS
OREGON CITY, Oregon — A Clackamas County jury concluded the Oregon Department of Human Services was partially responsible for the death of an infant who died in foster care four years ago. The jury also found Wednesday that the child's father was partly at fault, and awarded him $432,000 in damages. Sam Driessen had accused the department of negligence and sought $1.5 million in the wrongful de ...
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Thursday March 15, 2012
Teen boy and instructor killed in Columbia River crash
SAINT HELENS, Oregon — Two people have been killed in a small plane crash on the Oregon side of the Columbia River just south of Longview, Wash. Columbia County Sheriff Jeff Dickerson says it appears to be a high-velocity crash that killed both on impact. They are believed to be a 44-year-old Camas flight instructor Todd Norrish and his 17-year-old student pilot who took off Wednesday eveni ...
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