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Thursday February 23, 2012
Teen arrested in flight ruckus sang of bin Laden
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Saudi Arabian teenager who authorities say swung his fist at a flight attendant, tried to hit passengers and mentioned Osama bin Laden during a flight to Houston was indicted Wednesday on charges of interfering with a plane crew. A cousin who said he was flying with the teen said his relative suffers from schizophrenia, was flying home to see his sick mother and hasn't t ...
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Wednesday February 22, 2012
Public Health student to walk across country for cancer
PORTLAND, Oregon - This summer, Johns Hopkins student Andrea Escobar, a senior Public Health major in Baltimore, will be riding across the country on a bicycle from Baltimore to Portland with the 4K for Cancer. The journey will be 4,400 miles and take more than 70 days to complete. The 4K for Cancer is part of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and it is our mission to raise awareness about ca ...
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Wednesday February 22, 2012
Apple Confirms huge Prineville Data Center Plans
PRINEVILLE, Oregon - Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet confirmed yesterday that "we purchased the land and it’s for a data center," but could not speak to details beyond that, other than to say it will be a “green” facility. She noted the company this week launched a new Website, www.apple.com/environment, which covers a wide variety of its “green” efforts, including LEED energy-efficiency certific ...
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Wednesday February 22, 2012
Portland Police Arrest 2 After Robbery at NE MAX Platform
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Tuesday February 21, 2012, at 11:16 p.m., Transit Police officers responded to the report of a robbery on the MAX platform at Northeast 7th Avenue and Holladay Street. Officers arrived and arrested 25-year-old Aklilu Beyene Girum and 25-year-old Conrad Milow after learning that they harassed and robbed a 34-year-old man. A 26-year-old male witness tried to intervene and w ...
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Wednesday February 22, 2012
Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 47 north of Highway 26
A 22-year old Milwaukie-area woman received non-life threatening injuries Tuesday afternoon when her car rolled down a steep 40-foot embankment along Highway 47 north of Highway 26. The woman was pulled from her smoking car by a Washington County transportation department employee and two citizens before the car became fully engulfed. On February 21, 2012 at approximately 12:15 p.m. a 1996 Toy ...
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Tuesday February 21, 2012
No charges in Portland missing evidence case
PORTLAND, Oregon — Prosecutors said Tuesday they've found no reason to press criminal charges over the mishandling of evidence in a Polk County triple killing case from 1998. A State Police investigation and a review by the Marion County district attorney's office could offer only one word to explain how the evidence thought to be missing turned up in a little-used cabinet in the Oregon attorn ...
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Tuesday February 21, 2012
Crash on Highway 30 near Multnomah/Columbia County Line
A 63-year old St. Helens-area man was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) following a two-vehicle injury traffic crash Monday afternoon on Highway 30 near the Multnomah/Columbia County line. Two people were injured in the crash that restricted traffic along the highway to one lane for about 3 hours. On February 20, 2012 at approximately 12:15 p.m. a 2005 Dodge pickup driven by EDWARD J. BROW ...
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Monday February 20, 2012
Oregon soldier, 3 others killed in military plane crash in Africa
NAIROBI, Kenya - (AP) An airman from Bend was one of four Americans killed when their reconnaissance plane crashed 6 milefrom the only U.S. base in Africa. The plane was returning from a mission in support of the war in Afghanistan, the military said Monday. The four killed in the crash included: 1st Lt. Justin J. Wilkens, 26, of Bend, Oregon, with the 34th Special Operations Squadron; Capt. ...
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Monday February 20, 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon — TriMet is reviewing surveillance video, trying to identify a young woman who carried a machete on a crowded MAX train in Portland. The agency learned about if from a photo snapped Saturday by a passenger who complained the woman was sharpening the blade and holding the 2-foot-long weapon close to his face. The woman was with a group of street kids and she seemed to be una ...

Monday February 20, 2012
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Deschutes County deputies and Forest Service rangers helped rescue a snowmobiler who hit a tree while highmarking at Moon Mountain. They lowered the 46-year-old Sherwood man to the base of Moon Mountain Sunday evening so he could be airlifted to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. He's expected to survive. ...

Sunday February 19, 2012
Three  men killed in Cascades avalanche;  Alpental snowboarder dies
STEVENS PASS, Washington - Three experienced male skiers were killed Sunday in a deadly avalanche that swept down on them near Stevens Pass, officials said. A fourth skier caught in the slide was saved by a safety device. And in a separate incident, a snowboarder was killed Sunday at Alpental on Snoqualmie Pass after an avalanche there swept him over a cliff. The Stevens Pass avalanche came ...
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Sunday February 19, 2012
Medford Teenage girl dies after mixing helium and alcohol
MEDFORD, Oregon — Medford police say a 14-year-old girl has died after mixing helium gas and alcohol at a home. Police responded to a 911 call late Saturday night from an Alameda Street address where the caller said a teenage girl was not breathing and was unconscious after drinking alcohol and inhaling helium. Responding officers found Ashley Long, who was taken to Rogue Valley Medical Cen ...
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Sunday February 19, 2012
Portland man sentenced for stabbing pregnant wife
PORTLAND, Oregon — A Portland man who stabbed his pregnant wife because she threatened to leave him over his drug use has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison. Brian Shaun Nickel had been using the animal tranquilizer ketamine when he attacked the woman, Elaine Winn, in July. Winn was three months pregnant. She later divorced him and gave birth to a healthy baby last month, but s ...
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Sunday February 19, 2012
Eight Horses Rescued from South Salem Field
Eight horses have been recovered from a muddy field in South Salem where they were virtually starving and dying from lack of food, water and medical attention. On Friday, February 10th, Sr. Deputy Skip Lumley received an anonymous call reporting a down horse in a field in the 5400 block of 36th Avenue SE. Lumley arrived at the field around 8:45am and found the horse laying down, mired in mud a ...
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Saturday February 18, 2012
Fatal Traffic Crash on Interstate 5 north of Cottage Grove
COTTAGE GROVE, Oregon - State Police continuing the investigation into this morning's single vehicle fatal traffic crash along Interstate 5 northbound lanes about five miles north of Cottage Grove. A 73-year old Cottage Grove woman died in the crash. Her name has not been released. Today, at approximately 5:45 a.m. emergency responders and OSP were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover crash ...
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Saturday February 18, 2012
Former nurse arrested in WA on porn charges
WASHOUGAL, Washington — A 43-year-old Washington state man who worked as a pediatric nurse at a Portland, Ore., hospital faces child pornography charges. Federal officials say Bryan W. Corbitt was arrested at his Washougal home Thursday night after federal agents linked him to an online screen name that had been identified sharing files of child pornography using peer-to-peer software. Corbi ...
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Saturday February 18, 2012
EUGENE, Oregon — A juvenile court judge in Lane County, Ore., has ordered temporary state custody for six children of a couple charged with second-degree manslaughter in a teenage son's death. The plan allows the youngsters to live with relatives while Russel and Brandi Bellew fight accusations that they failed to take a dying boy to a doctor because of their religious beliefs. The Creswell ...

Saturday February 18, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say a man armed with knives who reportedly said he wanted officers to kill him has tossed away his weapons and been taken into custody. Sgt. Pete Simpson says officers responded shortly after 2 p.m. Friday to a report of an armed suicidal man standing in the middle of a northeast Portland street. The man was in custody shortly before 5 p.m. Traffic was t ...

Friday February 17, 2012
Deputies & Dogs Search for Missing Silverton Man
There have been no new developments in the search for Michael Dalton. MCSO Search & Rescues teams searched the area using a K9, Jeeps, and SUVs until darkness made further searching impossible. United States Forest Service Officers also assisted in the search. The canine tracking dog followed a track leading down a embankment from Dalton’s car but the dog ultimately lost the track. No ...
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Friday February 17, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cash-strapped Curry County is considering a sales tax to fill the $3 million gap left by expiration of a federal safety net for timber counties. The Oregonian (http://bit.ly/yU4p9V) reported Thursday that a citizens advisory committee included a sales tax in a list of ideas to deal with the expiration of the Secure Rural Schools Act, which has been pumping federal money in ...

Friday February 17, 2012
FBI searches Albany house in 'cyber case'
ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — FBI agents have searched a house in Albany but wouldn't say why. The Albany Democrat-Herald (http://bit.ly/zvc3pQ ) reported agents conducted the search Thursday at a property owned by a woman who has a number of rental properties in the area. Bureau spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele in Portland said that the search warrant related to a "cyber case," alluding to Internet use, ...
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Friday February 17, 2012
Portland Police Arrest 5 in Drug Trafficking Organization Case
PORTLAND, Oregon - Yesterday, February 16, 2012, the Portland Police served five search warrants as part of an investigation into a Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) operated by Chinese nationals. The investigation revealed that marijuana was being cultivated in several grow houses in the Portland Metro area then being distributed throughout the region. This operation has no connection to me ...
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Thursday February 16, 2012
Amanda Knox signs $4 million book deal
SEATTLE, Washington - Amanda Knox has a book deal reportedly worth $4 million. The young exchange student whose conviction in Italy and eventual acquittal on murder charges made headlines worldwide has an agreement with HarperCollins to tell her story. The 24-year-old Seattle resident, imprisoned for four years in Perugia, Italy, has not publicly discussed her ordeal beyond a brief expression o ...
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Thursday February 16, 2012
SALEM, Oregon — Five Oregon state workers have asked a federal court to block a new health insurance program that requires them to fill out an online risk assessment survey or pay a monthly penalty: $20 for individuals, $35 for couples. The class-action lawsuit says the wellness program coerces workers into providing personal medical information, violating their civil rights and privacy. The ...

Thursday February 16, 2012
EUGENE, Oregon — Roseburg businessman Dave Gilbert was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for a check-kiting scheme that defrauded banks. The federal judge in Eugene also ordered the 64-year-old to pay $1.9 million in restitution. Gilbert pleaded guilty in November to bank fraud charges. The scheme involved transferring money between two or more banks in order to obtain credit ...

Thursday February 16, 2012
Creswell faith-healing parents released on bail
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Creswell parents accused of manslaughter in the faith-healing death of their 16-year-old son have been released on bail. KEZI reports ( http://is.gd/0cqgQy ) Brandi and Russell Bellews are wearing ankle bracelets. They are not staying together and neither can have any contact with their children. Brandi Bellews' son Austin Sprout died Dec. 20 after being ill for more ...
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Thursday February 16, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County grand jury found no criminal wrongdoing by Portland police who shot a man to death Jan. 25 at a downtown Portland parking garage. The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/FGtEON) the grand jury issued its ruling Wednesday afternoon after hearing three days of testimony about the shooting of 21-year-old Brad Lee Morgan. Two officers fired shots at Morgan af ...

Thursday February 16, 2012
Grants Pass woman pleads not guilty in fatal crash
GRANTS PASS, Oregon — An 18-year-old Oregon woman accused of driving drunk and causing a young man's death in a car crash has pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter and drunken driving. A state police report filed in Josephine County Circuit Court alleges Rachel Greentree had a blood alcohol level of .41 percent after the Feb. 4 crash near Murphy in southern Oregon. That's five times ...
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Wednesday February 15, 2012
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An Eagle Point man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Medford to charges alleging he and his teenage son went on a deer-poaching spree this winter. Charles Douglas Cochran was arrested Monday in a raid on his home where Oregon State Police seized 21 sets of blacktail antlers, pelts from bobcats and foxes, and game meat. Also seized from the home were four rifles and a bow. Sg ...

Wednesday February 15, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Police Chief Mike Reese is defending his officers' use of force by saying they're confronting twice as many suicidal calls as they were a decade ago. Police took 1,200 such call in 2011, compared with 630 in 2001. The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/Bxgnht ) the actual number of suicides in Multnomah County did not rise as dramatically — 83 in 2001, compared wi ...

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