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Wednesday February 15, 2012
2 killed in crash near Crescent
CRESCENT, Ore. (AP) — Two people were killed and three injured in a collision Tuesday night on Highway 97 near Crescent. Oregon State Police say the crash involved a car and pickup truck. KTVZ reports (http://is.gd/mpqJhj ) icy conditions were reported at the time. The crash closed the highway for three hours. ...
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Wednesday February 15, 2012
BANDON, Ore. (AP) — The National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 off the Oregon coast caused no reported damage and only a smattering of reports from people who felt it as a weak jolt. The shallow quake was recorded at 7:31 p.m. PST Tuesday more than 150 miles west of southern Oregon. It did not generate a tsunami. Within ...

Wednesday February 15, 2012
Ore. gold mine sold to Canadian company
BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — A Canadian company has purchased the Bonanza Mine in Eastern Oregon's Baker County and plans to start exploratory work this spring at the gold mine. Marathon Gold Corp. of Toronto bought the Bonanza in December from Gazelle Land and Timber LLC of Canyon City. In a news release, Marathon says it paid $125,000 plus 300,000 shares in the company. Gazelle will receive a 2 ...
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Tuesday February 14, 2012
Naked Girl Tied and Bound in car ends Valentine's Day for 2 lovers
PORTLAND, Oregon - A half hour past noon on Valentines Day, Portland Police responded to the New Seasons Market on North Interstate Avenue after the report of a vehicle seen leaving the parking lot with a naked female tied up in the back with duct tape over her mouth. Officers flooded the area to look for the car, described as a blue Subaru Legacy. Washington law enforcement was also alerted t ...
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Tuesday February 14, 2012
 5 Hawks killed in Sherman County
Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person(s) responsible for unlawfully killing 5 hawks found last Thursday south of Grass Valley in Sherman County. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by the Audubon Society of Portland for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. According to Senior Trooper Swede Pearson from ...
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Tuesday February 14, 2012
Squatters arrested in 2 Portland homes
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police have arrested five squatters in the past week in two Portland homes where they also found anarchist and Occupy movement writings. Police also found a handwritten letter indicating squatters had targeted houses owned by an elderly woman. Police say the owner of one home had recently been hospitalized. The squatters were arrested on trespassing and theft charges ...
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Tuesday February 14, 2012
ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A plant to produce carbon material that would increase the storage capacity of electric car batteries has opened in Albany. The Seattle company EnerG2 got a $21 million federal stimulus grant two years ago to help remodel a warehouse of one of its partners, Oregon Freeze Dry. CEO Rick Luebbe (LOO-bee) told the Albany Democrat-Herald (http://bit.ly/xCbbAm ) the plant's ini ...

Tuesday February 14, 2012
EVANSTON, Wyo. (AP) — A 59-year-old fugitive from Oregon is back behind bars after he ran out of gas in Wyoming and called the sheriff's department for roadside assistance. The Wyoming Highway Patrol said Tuesday that Richard Vincent of Prineville, Ore., was wanted in Georgia for violating parole on a murder and escape conviction. The sheriff's department sent state troopers to help him out. ...

Monday February 13, 2012
Portland Police Arrest Man After He Grabs TriMet Bus Operator by Throat
PORTLAND, Oregon - This afternoon, Monday February 13, 2012, at 4:05 p.m., Portland Police and Transit Police officers responded to Southeast 9th Avenue and Powell Boulevard on the report of a man who assaulted a TriMet bus operator. Officers arrived and located the suspect, a 55-year-old male, outside the bus that was stopped in the westbound lanes at 9th and Powell. Officers spoke with the ...
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Monday February 13, 2012
OREGON CITY, Oregon — The Clackamas County sheriff's office is investigating a shooting near Milwaukie as a possible murder-attempted suicide. Deputies responded to a call Sunday evening from a mobile home park. One person is dead and another is in a hospital with a gunshot wound ...

Monday February 13, 2012
Man wounded in shootout with Astoria police
ASTORIA, Oregon — A man who was wounded in a shootout with police led officers on a 25-mile car chase that ended when his car hit spike strips and he was arrested. The shooting occurred Sunday in a motel Astoria before the man led police south along the coast on U.S. 101 then east on Highway 26. One officer suffered minor injuries. "Our officers were involved in investigating a suspicious ...
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Sunday February 12, 2012
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon regional drug team has charged two people with carrying $1 million worth of heroin on a bus that left California bound for Washington state. Working with federal immigration authorities, Medford police say they found Antonio Contreras and Ranee Duarte, both of California, on the bus on Friday with 47 pounds of heroin packed in 20 1-kilo packages. They face cons ...

Sunday February 12, 2012
Search and Rescue teams return lost snowboarder to Timberline Lodge
MT. HOOD, Oregon - This morning at 2:15 a.m. Clackamas County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) returned a lost snowboarder to Timberline Lodge. He was uninjured and safely returned to his group after snowboarding out of bounds and becoming lost earlier on Saturday. On Saturday, February 11, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. Clackamas County Sheriff’s SAR received a call of an overdue, lost snowboarder, near ...
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Sunday February 12, 2012
YAMHILL, Oregon - Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Friday night\'s single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred on Highway 47 near the town of Yamhill. The vehicle\'s lone occupant died in the crash. On February 10, 2012 at approximately 11:30 p.m. a 1998 Ford pickup driven by LELAND RAND FISHER, age 59, from Gaston, was southbound on Highway 47 near ...

Sunday February 12, 2012
Man Barricades himself Inside Parking Garage
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday February 10, 2012, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Portland Police officers arrested 46-year-old Jamy Patrick Collet after a two-hour standoff in the parking garage located at RiverPlace, 0300 block of Southwest Montgomery Street. Officers learned that Collet approached three people getting out of a parked car in the garage and displayed a knife in a threatening manner ...
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Sunday February 12, 2012
Last night Portland Police officers responded to yet another report of gangland shots fired in the 9200 block of Southeast Foster Road. As officers were still on their way to the area, they were updated that two gunshot victims were at the scene. Officers arrived and located a 28-year-old male and a 24-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were transported to area hospitals, the 28 ...

Sunday February 12, 2012
Permitted Demonstration March Today in Downtown Portland
Today, Sunday February 12, 2012, a permitted demonstration march is scheduled to occur in Downtown Portland. The march, "No War in Iran," is scheduled from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. and will begin at Southwest Salmon Street and Park Avenue, at Shemanski Park. There will be a rally followed by a march and bike swarm. Organizers listed and expected attendance of 200 or more supporters. The march rout ...
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Saturday February 11, 2012
Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 99 south of Junction City
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into the cause of Thursday afternoon’s two-vehicle fatal traffic crash south of Junction City that resulted in the death of a 60-year old man and minor injuries to a second man. The victim’s name is released in this update. JUNCTION CITY, Oregon - According to Trooper Cale Day, on February 9, 2012 at approximately 5:30 p.m. a ...
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Saturday February 11, 2012
Bicycle Rider Struck by Vehicle on St. Johns Bridge
PORTLAND, Oregon - This evening, Friday February 10, 2012, at 6:22 p.m., Portland Police officers from North Precinct responded to the report of a crash on the St. John's Bridge involving a bicycle rider and a person driving a small pick-up truck. Both were traveling westbound across the bridge at the time of the crash. Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the bicycle rider down ...
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Saturday February 11, 2012
On Friday February 10th, 2012 at approximately 5:01 pm, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Clackamas County Fire Department Personnel responded to a report an explosion and fire at 10896 SE Beutel Rd Oregon City. Neighborhood residents called in to report a loud explosion in the area. Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and found a detached garage in flames. They heard what they thought was ...

Saturday February 11, 2012
Deputies Talk Man out of Jumping off Overpass
Hillsboro, Oregon - On Friday, February 10, 2012, at 11:19 a.m., a 911 call came in reporting a distraught man on the Brookwood Parkway overpass with Highway 26. Sgt. Tim Tannenbaum was close by and responded to the call. Sgt. Tannenbaum encountered the man on the overpass and immediately knew the man was in crisis. The man grabbed the guardrail with both hands and threatened to jump off into ...
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Saturday February 11, 2012
Probation for Albany woman in church theft
ALBANY, Oregon — A woman who pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated theft in connection with $120,000 that disappeared from a Lebanon, Ore., church will not go to prison and won't have to reimburse the church. Circuit Judge Daniel Murphy sentenced 62-year-old Molly Louise Marteney on Thursday to 36 months of supervised probation and 200 hours of community service. The First Assembly of Go ...
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Friday February 10, 2012
Portland police officer acquited by jury in Northern Idaho
PORTLAND, Oregon — A jury in Kootenai County, Idaho, has acquitted Portland police Capt. Todd Wyatt in a road rage case. The verdict on a misdemeanor charge of "exhibition or use of a deadly weapon" came Thursday. Wyatt was returning from vacation in August with his wife and two teenage children in a pickup truck on Interstate 90 near Post Falls. A driver in a car said he pointed a pistol. ...
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Friday February 10, 2012
Hate Group Baptist Church cancels Threat To Picket Powell Boys Funeral
SEATTLE, Washington - An anti-gay church has canceled plans to picket Saturday's funeral for the two sons who died in the raging house fire Sunday. Fred Phelps Jr., founder of the Topeka, Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church, sent a tweet Friday morning saying the hate group had canceled the protest after getting an interview on a syndicated radio show. Margie Phelps, daughter of the Topeka, K ...
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Friday February 10, 2012
BEND, Oregon — The Bend Police Department has decided not to discipline their police officer or dog the officer had under his control after a police dog attacked a jogger running past his officer's patrol car. Police say that on February 2, 2012, the dog probably thought he was going after a fleeing suspect. The dog slipped out of the officer's backyard and grabbed the jogger after officer Jame ...

Friday February 10, 2012
Jury sides with Schwab employees in overtime case
PORTLAND, Oregon — A jury has sided with more than 120 current and former Les Schwab Tire Center assistant managers, finding the Bend-based retailer routinely failed to pay them for working overtime. The jury ruled that Les Schwab worked its assistant managers 66 hours a week on average, including every other Saturday. One of Oregon's largest retailers, Les Schwab employs more than 7,000 peo ...
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Thursday February 9, 2012
Woman in wheelchair hit, killed in Gresham
GRESHAM, Oregon — Police say a woman trying to cross a street in a wheelchair was hit by a car Wednesday night and killed in Gresham. Police say the 58-year-old was not in a marked crosswalk. The 25-year-old driver of the car remained at the scene. Police say she had not been speeding and didn't appear to be under the influence. ...
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Thursday February 9, 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon — An 85-year-old Eugene woman who says a call from an aggressive debt collector brought police to her door and left her with a $1,000 bill for an emergency suicide evaluation is suing Wells Fargo bank. Anne Sessions' recent lawsuit alleges that when Wells Fargo debt collector Charles Gajewski called on Feb. 6, 2011, he said he wasn't honoring her credit card payment plan and wa ...

Wednesday February 8, 2012
Portland Police Seek Owner of Stolen Sea Otter
PORTLAND, Oregon - Thanks to several tips from the public, the owner of a stolen sea otter sculpture has been located. Investigators learned that the artist, Mark Kooy, had the piece stolen during a burglary at a business in May 2011. Investigators had an incorrect spelling of the artist's name which made it difficult to determine his location. The burglary occurred in the 5400 block of Southe ...
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Wednesday February 8, 2012
Stabbing at an apartment complex in Southeast Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Police identified 48-year-old Darryl Curry as the victim in last nights stabbing. Detectives have arrested and booked 51-year-old Neta Mangum for Manslaughter in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Mangum is being held at the Multnomah County Detention Center in downtown Portland on 255,000.00 bail. The Medical Examiner has determined stabbing as the ...
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