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Thursday March 8, 2012
SALEM, Oregon — The Kroc Community Center in Salem expects to reopen its swimming pool Friday, following a police investigation into the death of a man. He was found unconscious during an open swim Tuesday, and lifeguards and paramedics were unable to revive him. The center is operated by the Salvation Army. The administrator, Major Kelly Pontsler, says the center is committed to safety and ...

Thursday March 8, 2012
BEAVERTON, Oregon — The Symantec Corp. has notified 53 workers at its Beaverton office their jobs will be cut this spring. The office houses sales and engineering workers for the Mountain View, Calif., company. Symantec makes Norton computer security products. ...

Thursday March 8, 2012
Cab knocks 2 women through Portland store window
PORTLAND, Oregon — Two women standing on a Portland street corner were hit by a cab involved in a collision Wednesday night and knocked through a store window. Lt. Robert King said both women were taken to a hospital with traumatic injuries. The drivers of the cab and the other car involved in the collision also were taken to hospitals. There was no one in the store, Ray's Ragtime, at the ...
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Thursday March 8, 2012
Gresham nursing assistant convicted for photos
PORTLAND, Oregon — Police say a Gresham woman used her job as a nursing assistant to take photos of dying patients at a nursing home and posted them on her Facebook page with demeaning comments. The 26-year-old, Nai Mai Chao, was arrested in September when she worked at the Regency Pacific Nursing and Rehab Center. She was convicted in January of invasion of privacy. She surrendered her lice ...
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Wednesday March 7, 2012
EUGENE, Oregon — Oregon State Police say four people were injured early Wednesday when a car fleeing a trooper collided with a pickup truck at an intersection in Eugene. A Eugene police vehicle that was not involved in the chase was also hit. State police say a car that was originally pulled over for speeding more than 100 mph took off again about 12:30 a.m., running red lights until it broa ...

Wednesday March 7, 2012
1-year sentence in Portland Iran charity case
PORTLAND, Oregon — The founder of a Portland charity that sent millions of dollars to help school children in Iran was sentenced Tuesday to a year of home detention for violating the U.S. trade embargo. Mehrdad Yasrebi had pleaded guilty conspiracy and admitted violating the embargo by sending money to Iran and covering up illegal cash transfers. The 54-year-old Iranian engineer apologized i ...
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Wednesday March 7, 2012
Pedestrian killed on Highway 30 near Scapoose
SCAPOOSE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a Vancouver man was standing or walking on Highway 30 near Scapoose late Tuesday night when he was struck from behind by an SUV and killed. He's identified as 25-year-old James C. Whitehorse. Police say is alcohol use is a possible factor in the accident. Whitehorse was in an unlit area when he was hit. The 18-year-old driver remained at the scen ...
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Wednesday March 7, 2012
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A teenage boy charged with aggravated murder and first-degree rape in the July 2010 death of a 5-year-old Oregon girl has waived his right to a jury trial and will let a judge decide his fate. The News-Review reports that (http://is.gd/rHNKDF ) Douglas County Circuit Judge Randy Garrison will preside over the trial of Dustin Wallace, now 17. Trial is expected to begin June ...

Tuesday March 6, 2012
Developer forfeits Chetco River gold mining claims
GRANTS PASS, Oregon — Authorities said Tuesday a Washington developer whose plans for mining gold on a premier Oregon salmon river inspired a bill in Congress to stop him has forfeited his claims. Federal records show Dave Rutan and his Chetco River Mining & Explorations LLC of La Center, Wash., failed to pay $1,540 in annual filing fees on the 11 claims on the Chetco River. The claims are now ...
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Tuesday March 6, 2012
Bend woman gets probation for molesting autistic son
BEND, Oregon — A Bend woman has been sentenced to a decade of probation after she was accused of molesting her 8-year-old autistic son and streaming the act online to a Michigan man who posed as a psychologist. The case is one of at least seven across the nation involving Steven Demink, who was sentenced last year to life in prison. Federal prosecutors say he targeted single mothers on a web ...
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Tuesday March 6, 2012
Portland doctors remove 37 magnets from girl
PORTLAND, Oregon — A 3-year-old Oregon girl who swallowed 37 tiny magnets is expected to make a full recovery. The Buckyballs were removed from the girl's intestines Monday by doctors at Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center. Spokeswoman Maegan Vidal said her parents took her to be checked after several days of flu-like symptoms. An X-ray revealed the magnets had formed themselves in a ring that l ...
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Tuesday March 6, 2012
40 evacuated in Eugene retirement home fire - all OK
EUGENE, Oregon — A fire in a stairwell prompted the evacuation of about 40 residents of a Eugene retirement home. No one was injured Monday afternoon in the fire at Churchill Estates. Residents were allowed to return after the fire was extinguished. The cause is under investigation. Damage was estimated at $20,000. ...
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Monday March 5, 2012
Teen boy threatens to shoot La Pine High School students
LA PINE, Oregon — Authorities say a 17-year-old boy has been detained on suspicion of posting a threat on social media to shoot other students at La Pine High School. The Deschutes County sheriff's office says the 17-year-old boy was picked up before classes began Monday. Officials say the high school is secure and held classes as usual Monday. Students say they didn't feel threatened. O ...
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Monday March 5, 2012
Doodle OK as evidence in robbery trial
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A crude drawing showing an armed man demanding jewelry from a woman helped convict a 19-year-old of an actual robbery in 2009, and Oregon's appeals court has ruled it was OK to use the doodle in his trial. Police say they found the drawing in the backpack of Ariel Jasso, who was then 19. Five other teenagers also were arrested. They pleaded guilty, but Jasso fought the cha ...
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Monday March 5, 2012
Vale geothermal power plant nearing startup
VALE, Oregon — Work is heading for a June startup at a geothermal plant that the state Department of Energy says will be the first in Oregon to produce energy on an industrial scale. The developer, U.S. Geothermal Inc. of Boise, Idaho, plans to use heat from a 300-degree reservoir 2,500 feet underground to generate power. The cost of the plant near Vale, west of Ontario in Malheur County, is ...
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Monday March 5, 2012
 4 lbs of Marijuana leads to Arrest of 2 Medford Men
MEDFORD, Oregon Two Medford, Oregon men were arrested Tuesday afternoon during a traffic stop on Highway 20 east of Burns when Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Harney County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), discovered over 4 pounds of marijuana and a small amount of methamphetamine concealed in their pickup. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation. On February ...
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Monday March 5, 2012
Kitzhaber hopes new plan will reactivate green energy
PORTLAND, Oregon — Gov. John Kitzhaber has a new 10-year plan he hopes will be able to reactivate green energy in Oregon. Despite the state's embrace of wind and solar companies, they're not making much of a contribution to the state's energy needs. The Columbia Plateau is now draped in wind turbines, but they supply only 3 percent of Oregon's electricity. Solar and geothermal make a small ...
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Monday March 5, 2012
ASTORIA, Oregon — The public library in Seaside is the target of a lawsuit by a group that claims it was improperly denied use of the building's meeting room. A Florida-based nonprofit organization, Liberty Counsel, claimed library policy banning certain religious activities violates the First and 14th Amendments guaranteeing free speech and equal protection. An Enterprise man who said he w ...

Monday March 5, 2012
Grenades found at two separate locations
MILWAULKIE, Oregon - Police shut down a neighborhood street Sunday evening after a man found a hand grenade in his attic and called police. A Milwaukie Police spokeswoman said a resident on SE Sparrow Road found the grenade, took it out to his front yard and called police. Officers from the bomb squad responded to check out the grenade. It’s not clear if it is actually a live explosive or if ...
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Saturday March 3, 2012
SUV Crashes into Apartment Trapping sleeping woman
PORTLAND, Oregon - Early this morning, Washington County Deputies responded to a call of a SUV into an apartment building located at 12324 SW Barnes Road. Upon arrival, deputies find that the driver of the SUV crashed through the side of the apartment and trapped the sleeping homeowner. The initial investigation determined the driver of the SUV, 34-year-old Crystal Tomlin of Bakersfiled Califo ...
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Saturday March 3, 2012
Man Arrested Following Traffic Stop in Southwest Portland
A 25-year old man wanted on out-of-state warrants was arrested early Saturday morning by Oregon State Police and Portland Police during a traffic stop in southwest Portland. The man, who was positively identified with the help of a PPB officer's mobile fingerprint identification equipment, was arrested after attempting to flee on foot. On March 3, 2012 at approximately 2:05 a.m. OSP Trooper Tr ...
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Saturday March 3, 2012
State hospital nears finish of new facility
A years-long push to replace the crumbling Oregon State Hospital with a world-class psychiatric facility is nearing the finish line. The third and final mass move of patients into the newly completed $280 million, 620-bed hospital complex is scheduled for March 13-15. The new facility replaces a notoriously run-down and antiquated array of hospital buildings on the OSH campus, all deemed obs ...
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Friday March 2, 2012
Welcome home! Aircraft carrier back from 7-month deployment
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - The USS Stennis returned to its home port in Bremerton, Wash. Friday, completing a seven-month deployment in which the aircraft carrier launched the last Navy air mission over Iraq and more than 1,000 flights over Afghanistan A spokeswoman, Lt. Cmdr. Cindy Fields, says the final Iraq flight on Dec. 18 was a surveillance mission in support of Iraqi forces as U.S. forces w ...
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Friday March 2, 2012
Teen wounded, Eastern Oregon couple arrested
ONTARIO, Oregon -- Authorities say a wounded teenager was found at the side of a road in Ontario in Eastern Oregon, and a couple has been jailed on attempted murder charges. Investigators say the 19-year-old was shot Wednesday at the home of 61-year-old Lester Earl Reger and 50-year-old Erlene Kay Reger. Officers said the victim, who was not immediately identified, had a relationship with t ...
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Friday March 2, 2012
Kitzhaber signs health overhaul bill
SALEM, Oregon — Gov. Kitzhaber has signed into law his plan to redesign the way Oregon pays for and delivers health care for low-income patients on the Oregon Health Plan. The governor signed the measure in a ceremony at his office on Friday. Kitzhaber says the plan would lead to healthier patients and lower costs by paying upfront to prevent costly hospital care down the road. Meanwhile, th ...
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Friday March 2, 2012
1st wolf in Calif in decades returns to Oregon
GRANTS PASS - Oregon's wandering wolf has crossed the border back into his home state after spending the last couple of months in Northern California. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Friday that the latest GPS tracking collar data put him in Klamath County on Thursday and in Jackson County at midnight. OR-7 was the first known wolf in California in 87 years. Just before me ...
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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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