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Wednesday March 14, 2012
State Police Traffic Stop nets 10 lbs of Marijuana
BEND, Oregon - Three Idaho residents are facing marijuana-related charges following the seizure of approximately 10 pounds of marijuana last week during an Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop near Bend, Oregon. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation. The ten pounds isn't that much these days but it's enough for a week's work for OSP. On March 7, 2012 at approximatel ...
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Wednesday March 14, 2012
Rape Investigation Leads to Arrest of Coos Bay Man
COOS BAY, Oregon - An investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives initiated following a large party this weekend in Curry County led to the arrest of a 19-year old Coos Bay man on multiple sex crimes. JONATHAN ALEJANDRO CASTRO ROMAN, age 19, from Coos Bay, was arrested March 13, 2012 by OSP detectives and lodged in the Curry County Jail on the following charges: * Rape in the Fir ...
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Wednesday March 14, 2012
Beaverton teenager suffers gunshot wound
PORTLAND, Oregon — A Beaverton teenager was driven to the emergency room by his mother late Tuesday night after a shooting that left him with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/w0Mpll ) the teenager, who was not identified by police, was shot after 10 p.m. on Tuesday night. Beaverton police spokesman Mike Rowe says the teenager called his mother from t ...
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Wednesday March 14, 2012
Fan with 30 Baseball tattoos finalist for reality show
EUGENE, Oregon — Two weeks ago, Benjamin Christensen headed to Arizona for Major League Baseball's spring training. And now, the 29-year-old University of Oregon journalism student and local bartender is bound for New York City. More specifically, Christensen is among nine finalists out of 22,000 applicants selected to spend most or all of the 2012 baseball season in a 15,000-square-foot lof ...
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Wednesday March 14, 2012
County rules LNG pipeline won't affect oysters
COOS BAY, Oregon — The Pacific Northwest's only native oyster won't stand in the way of a proposed natural-gas pipeline in Coos County after commissioners voted to move forward with a land-use permit for the pipeline. The Coos County Board of Commissioners has voted to approve the permit for Pacific Connector's 2.4-mile stretch of pipeline. The pipeline would lead to a gas terminal on the North ...
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Wednesday March 14, 2012
9 homes without water in Weston after pipe break
WESTON, Ore. (AP) — Nine homes in Weston entered a third day without water on Wednesday, prompting at least one resident to call police to deliver bottled water. The East Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/zh0HiT ) an attempt to repair a water main on Tuesday failed. The water main broke on Monday morning. A city public works crew tried to weld the pipe but due to its location and condition th ...
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Wednesday March 14, 2012
Columbia announces 80 layoffs amid grim forecast
PORTLAND, Oregon — Columbia Sportswear Co. blames a mild winter for a low sales forecast that led to 80 layoffs at the company on Wednesday morning. The layoffs will primarily come from the company's Washington County headquarters and in Europe. The company forecasts low single-digit sales because of a warmer-than-usual winter. The company says such weather usually precedes low sales the ...
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Wednesday March 14, 2012
Officer sues after transfer from DREAM JOB
EUGENE, Oregon — A Eugene police officer who has sued the city after his transfer from his "dream job" with the department's K-9 unit says he's being punished for questioning the safety of working with the SWAT team. Brian Hagen was transferred from the K-9 unit to the traffic unit in 2009. He says it's because he expressed concern with the SWAT team's accidental weapon discharges. The Eugen ...
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Wednesday March 14, 2012
Death row inmate challenges governor's reprieve
SALEM, Oregon — An Oregon death row inmate who has agreed to be executed is arguing that the governor has no legal basis to give him a reprieve. In a letter released Tuesday, an attorney for death row inmate Gary Haugen said Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's indefinite postponement of Haugen's execution fails to meet the legal basis for a reprieve. A reprieve must be accepted by the recipient, an ...
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Wednesday March 14, 2012
KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon — Klamath County commissioners have decided not to ask voters if they want to raise their property taxes to pay for the jail. The board voted Tuesday to remove a three-year jail levy from the May 15 ballot. The reason is that the Legislature enacted a bill this year allowing Klamath and other counties to use money normally restricted to road maintenance to fund sheriff' ...

Tuesday March 13, 2012
Fugitive Wanted for 28 Years Arrested for Monday Bank Robbery in Northeast Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - 60-year-old Steven Lee Wright was arrested in connection with yesterday's bank robbery at the Sterling Savings Bank branch located at 4728 Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Wright entered the bank and demanded money from the teller. Wright did not display a weapon during the robbery. A witness to the bank robbery followed Wright and called 9-1-1, providing a description and loc ...
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Tuesday March 13, 2012
Commercial Tanker Truck Crash Keeps Highway 58 Closed West of Oakridge
PORTLAND, Oregon - Highway 58 remains closed Monday afternoon four miles west of Oakridge following this morning's commercial trunk and tanker trailer rollover crash. According to ODOT, an estimated 4,000 gallons of diesel and gasoline spilled. Multiple emergency response agencies are coordinating the response and cleanup efforts throughout the day. On March 12, 2012 at approximately 8:45 a.m. ...
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Tuesday March 13, 2012
No death penalty for Everett man in double killing
EVERETT, Washington — A man and woman suspected in a crime spree that left at least four people dead in three Western states will be returned to Washington state within a month to face charges related to two of the deaths. David "Joey" Pedersen and his girlfriend, Holly Grigsby, waived their right to an extradition hearing during a brief court appearance Tuesday in Northern California, where they ...
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Monday March 12, 2012
Death With Dignity Advocate, Peter Goodwin, dies at 83
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Portland physician who campaigned for an Oregon law that allows patients with terminal conditions to end their lives, died Sunday after using lethal chemicals obtained under the initiative he championed. He was 83. Peter Goodwin died Sunday at his home surrounded by his family, said a spokesman for the organization Compassion and Choices. Goodwin battled a rare brain dis ...
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Monday March 12, 2012
Portland's Joseph Eaton remembered for his paintings of New Mexico
Joseph Eaton is one of just two Civil War generals buried in Oregon. He rests in Riverview Cemetery in southwest Portland (Gen. Thomas Thorp is also buried in Riverview). Eaton served his country in two wars and was twice cited for gallantry in battle. The Daily Oregonian reported on the General's passing and commented that his one great hobby was fishing. "Nothing afforded him more genuine pleasu ...
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Monday March 12, 2012
17,000 without power as storm winds hit Willamette Valley
PORTLAND, Oregon - Thousands of Portland citizens are without electric power due to high winds knocking down lines. No major damage has been reported so far as a gale-force winds moved over Oregon this morning. Gusts up to 50 mph are likely from Vancouver to Eugene through 2 p.m. Monday. Trees were down in Salem, while Marion and Washington counties saw the bulk of PGE's outages. Meteoro ...
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Monday March 12, 2012
Oregonian editorial page editor dies
PORTLAND, Oregon — The editorial page editor of The Oregonian, a longtime staff member, has died of a heart attack, the newspaper reported. Robert J. Caldwell, 63, who joined the paper as a copy editor in 1983, died Saturday. Caldwell held his most recent position since November 1995, and his section brought the publication a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for editorial writing. The prize-winning ...
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Monday March 12, 2012
Police officer leaves loaded gun in car, son kills sister
The 7-year-old daughter of a Marysville police officer has died after she was shot accidentally by her brother in the officer's van on Saturday, officials said. Police said the two children were alone together in the officer's parked van when the boy found a loaded gun that had been left in the glove compartment. The boy took out the weapon and was handling it when the gun discharged, strik ...
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Sunday March 11, 2012
Police asking for help in search of 86-year-old woman
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Police are on the lookout for an 86-year-old woman who has disappeared. Bong Soon Kim was last seen between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 8. She was walking eastbound on 15th Street from the 3700 block. Kim is 5 feet tall with a medium build. She has brown eyes and was possibly wearing a dark-colored sweater. Anyone who spots Kim is asked to call police. ...
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Sunday March 11, 2012
Coast Guard Discovers debris, 4 people still missing
PORTLAND, Oregon — Two Coast Guard cutters searched through the early morning hours Sunday for four people who disappeared from a fishing trawler. Crews found a damaged, empty lifeboat after tracking a distress beacon to a debris field and an oil sheen several miles off the Washington coast, the Coast Guard said. The distress signal came early Saturday from the 70-foot fishing vessel Lady Ce ...
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Sunday March 11, 2012
Greyhound delayed in La Grande over bomb scare
LA GRANDE, Oregon — Police say a Greyhound bus carrying about 30 passengers from Portland was delayed in northeastern Oregon due to a bomb scare. La Grande Police Chief Brian Harvey says no explosives were found and the bus continued on its journey late Saturday to Boise, Idaho, after about five hours. He says Greyhound notified authorities at 6 p.m. Saturday after receiving a bomb threat re ...
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Saturday March 10, 2012
4 fishermen missing after debris spotted off Wash.
Authorities searched Saturday for four fishermen after crews found a debris field and an oil sheen several miles off the Washington coast. The emergency beacon from an Oregon-based fishing boat led rescuers to the debris field and a damaged lifeboat, the Coast Guard said. The distress signal came early Saturday from the 62-foot fishing vessel Lady Cecelia, which has a home port in Warrenton, ...
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Saturday March 10, 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Broadway Cab Driver in last nights crash has been identified as 46-year-old Moktar Mohamud Mohamed and he suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the BMW 325 is 26-year-old Joseph B. David and he suffered no injuries. David had a passenger , 25-year-old Larizza A. Limuco and she suffered no injuries. There were two pedestrians struck by the cab on the north ...

Saturday March 10, 2012
Kayaker from Eastern Ore. dies in Colombia flood
BAKER CITY, Oregon — Family members say a former Baker City man who worked as a smokejumper in Central Oregon during the fire season and spent the rest of the year kayaking the rivers of South America has died after a flash flood swept him from a campsite in Colombia. The father of 37-year-old old Mark Hentze (hent-see) said his son's body was found Thursday. The father, Dick Hentze, said hi ...
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Friday March 9, 2012
Officer shot, judge stabbed at courthouse in Montesano
MONTESANO, Washington - A SWAT Team has surrounded a home in Montesano where police believe a suspect has holed himself inside after shooting a deputy and attacking a judge at the Grays Harbor County Courthouse Friday afternoon. Grays Harbor County offices are in lockdown. Montesano school buses have been stopped and are in lockdown as it was an early release day. Residents are urged to remain i ...
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Friday March 9, 2012
Football player Suh cited for speeding in Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM'-uh-kehn soo) was pulled over Thursday afternoon in Portland and ticketed for speeding. Lt. Robert King said Suh also was cited for improperly signaling and not carrying proof of insurance. He was cooperative and released at the scene. In December Suh lost control of a car and crashed into a drinking fountain and tree ...
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Friday March 9, 2012
Teen girl hangs herself after being bullied
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Eden Wormer's Facebook cover banner image included the haunting works, "Right Now The Only Love Of My Life Is Me Myself And I". 14-year-old Eden Wormer from Vancouver then took her own life. Her family and friends say it’s because her classmates bullied her. Her family says Eden tried asked the bullies to stop but no matter what she did to try to fit in, a group of girls stil ...
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Thursday March 8, 2012
Arrest Made in Chemeketa College Threats
SALEM, Oregon - At approximately 3:40pm, today, Marion County Sheriff's Detective Ted Burwell arrested a Chemeketa Community College student in connection with two of the recent threats against the College. Danielle M. Sylvia, 27, of Salem was arrested following an interview at the Sheriff's Central District Office in Salem (photo attached). Sylvia was booked into the Marion County Jail an ...
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Thursday March 8, 2012
pedestrian struck in cab crash in Southwest Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Broadway Cab Driver in last nights crash has been identified as 46-year-old Moktar Mohamud Mohamed and he suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the BMW 325 is 26-year-old Joseph B. David and he suffered no injuries. David had a passenger , 25-year-old Larizza A. Limuco and she suffered no injuries. There were two pedestrians struck by the cab on the northw ...
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Thursday March 8, 2012
3 sentenced in Eugene for teen rescue stabbing
EUGENE, Oregon — Three people who pleaded guilty to assault or burglary charges in an attack on a man who had been having sex with a 14-year-old girl were sentenced Wednesday in Lane County Circuit Court. Prosecutors say Roxanne Simona Reed led her 21-year-old son and a 19-year-old friend in the attack last November that began as an attempt to rescue her 14-year-old daughter. Reed was senten ...
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