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Wednesday February 8, 2012
Portland Police Investigating Inappropriate Touching on School Bu
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Police say they have reports of inappropriate touching by a student on a Skyline Elementary School school bus. Skyline Elementary School is located at 11536 Northwest Skyline Boulevard. Portland Police received two separate reports of inappropriate touching in December of 2011 and January of 2012. Two different female students reported the incidents. One male studen ...
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Wednesday February 8, 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 6:00 a.m. Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the Transit Station at Portland State University at 1743 SW 5th on a report of a robbery. Arriving officers made contact with the victim and learned that he was on the MAX near the Rose Quarter when three African American men knocked the victim down, assaulted him a ...

Wednesday February 8, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A pod of Portland food carts has applied for a liquor license. A central cart would check IDs and sell beer and wine. There's no law against food cart alcohol but the city doesn't like the idea. Commissioners are voting Wednesday on a resolution asking the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to come up with better rules for alcohol carts. ...

Wednesday February 8, 2012
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Douglas County sheriff's officers say a 64-year-old Roseburg, Ore., man is accused of stabbing his 38-year-old roommate in the throat with a screwdriver in a dispute about heating and cooling. Deputies say the victim, Jeffery Iverson, told them he had "scolded" his older roommate about having the heat and air conditioner on at the same time last Saturday. Iverson says that ...

Wednesday February 8, 2012
CANBY, Ore. (AP) — Canby, Ore., Fire Department officials say a man has been killed by an Amtrak train. They say the unidentified man was walking on the tracks Tuesday evening when the southbound train hit him. KATU-TV says no one on the train was hurt. ...

Tuesday February 7, 2012
Seventh Grade girl Suspended for Saying I LOVE YOU
What's love got to do with it? Not much, especially if you say the words "I love you" in the Menominee language in front of a certain Wisconsin teacher. Seventh grader Miranda Washinawatok, Menominee, found this out. Miranda speaks two languages: Menominee and English. She also plays on her basketball team. However, two Thursdays ago she was suspended for one basketball game because she spok ...
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Tuesday February 7, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 71-year-old Oregon prison inmate was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for again trying to hire a hit-man to kill his ex-girlfriend. An Umatilla County jury found George Ardizzone guilty last month of solicitation of aggravated murder. He had asked a fellow inmate at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla to kill the woman. The Oregonian reports (http:// ...

Tuesday February 7, 2012
Man killed in Eugene burglary just out of jail
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An intruder shot dead by a Eugene resident during a reported burglary had just been released from jail the day before. Police say 44-year-old Shawn Connelly of Springfield was one of two intruders Thursday at the home. KVAL reports (http://is.gd/UWh9WM ) that on Monday he had been booked into the Lane County Jail on heroin charges and was released the same day. The sec ...
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Tuesday February 7, 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon — Portland police say they have arrested at least 10 of an estimated 175 protesters who marched Monday night in what was billed as a demonstration to support Occupy Oakland. Police say some demonstrators broke a glass door at a restaurant, threw garbage and vandalized several cars. Lt. Robert King said those arrested are accused of disorderly conduct and interfering with off ...

Monday February 6, 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon – Occupy Portland protesters are reporting they plan to protest on Monday night which will join other protesters in cities nationwide. According to Portland flyers, the march is tuned to "in solidarity with Occupy Oakland and against corruption." Police are concerned because the tone and information about the event is more hostile than previous rallies and marches. The m ...

Monday February 6, 2012
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in say the reward fund in the killing of a young man last year on an Ashland bike path is expected to hit $15,000. Chief Terry Holderness tells the Ashland Daily Tidings (http://bit.ly/zp78sb ) he hopes the reward shakes loose some information. He says investigators have a diminishing number of leads to run down, and there's still no suspect. The reward is for inf ...

Monday February 6, 2012
Volunteers give new look at Salem cold cases
SALEM, Oregon — John Schultz was a detective lieutenant in Riverside County Sheriff's Department in California. When he retired to Salem, he stayed involved with law enforcement by helping with handicapped parking patrols and cleaning squad cars. Jim Miller used to supervise the homicide detectives in Salem. When he retired, he was simply bored. The pair decided they could better spend their ...
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Sunday February 5, 2012
Hungry dog burns house down, dies
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Fire investigators say the dog inadvertently turned on a stove and started a fire that destroyed a house in Vancouver, Wash., early Saturday morning and died in the process. Captain David James told the Columbian newspaper that investigators believe the dog jumped up looking for food on the stove and turned the stove on, causing items on the stove to catch fire. Firef ...
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Sunday February 5, 2012
TILLAMOOK, Oregon — Changes at the Tillamook Cheese Factory have left 47 workers jobless as the cooperative streamlines its operations in Oregon, Idaho and Utah. The workers were assigned to the factory's packaging operation. They punched out for the last time on Saturday. The Tillamook County Creamery Association announced last month it was cutting the packaging operation because it was ine ...

Saturday February 4, 2012
Oregon forest mushroom pickers found alive after 6 days
PORTLAND, Oregon — A couple and their adult son were found injured but alive Saturday after they got lost while picking mushrooms and survived six days deep in the Oregon coastal forest, taking shelter part of the time in a hollowed-out tree. Belinda and Daniel Conne, both 47, and their 25-year-old son, Michael, were spotted by a helicopter pilot and later flown to a hospital. Curry County ...
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Saturday February 4, 2012
man indicted in fatal shooting outside grocery
HILLSBORO, Oregon - A grand jury has indicted a 52-year-old Oregon man on a murder count in the Jan. 26 fatal shooting of his daughter's ex-boyfriend. Jeffrey Brian Johnson is accused of killing 22-year-old Ryan Lee Johnson outside a Thriftway grocery store in the town of Aloha, west of Portland. The two are not related, but Jeffrey Johnson is the grandfather of Ryan Johnson's 3-year-old son ...
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Saturday February 4, 2012
Search resumes for missing mushroom pickers
PORTLAND, Oregon — Searchers recovered a can of Pepsi, mushroom-picking buckets and toilet paper on Friday, but no sign of a couple and their adult son who disappeared after leaving their Southern Oregon campsite to pick mushrooms. Belinda and Daniel Conne (KAHN), both 47, and their 25-year-old son, Michael, were last seen Sunday at their campsite on the Rogue River. They did not return to a ca ...
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Saturday February 4, 2012
SALEM, Oregon (AP) — Police say one person was arrested when a group of protesters unloaded dry Christmas trees in front of the Oregon governor's mansion. A group calling itself Cascadia Forest Defenders claimed responsibility for the demonstration, saying activists are protesting Gov. John Kitzhaber's support for increased logging. Oregon State Police officials say nobody was in the mansion ...

Friday February 3, 2012
Judge fines Lane County man over dance parties
EUGENE, Oregon — A Lane County man has been held in contempt of court for violating restrictions against late-night dance parties known as raves that officials say are a growing problem in rural areas around Eugene. The case against Brian Hamilton, 44, of Blachly, dates to a September event called "Where Life Begins" that was supposed to last three days and began without county permits at his 9 ...
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Friday February 3, 2012
Portland jury reconsiders tobacco suit damages
PORTLAND, Oregon — A Portland jury is reconsidering a damage award against Philip Morris in a suit over low-tar cigarettes that goes back more than a decade. In 2002, a jury awarded $150 million in punitive damages after finding Philip Morris deceived Michelle Schwarz of Salem into thinking low-tar cigarettes were a healthier alternative. In appeals, the amount was reduced to $100 million, a ...
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Friday February 3, 2012
Man surrenders in fatal Portland crash
PORTLAND, Oregon — Police say a man suspected in a fatal hit-and-run crash in southeast Portland has surrendered, just as investigators were on their way to his home. 53-year-old Jim Dean Patterson came to a police station Thursday afternoon. Police said Friday he's accused of failure to perform the duties of a driver in the death of 26-year-old Jason Lee Grant, a Vancouver, Wash., musician ...
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Friday February 3, 2012
Portland Police Investigating Fatal Hit and Run to Pedestrian in Southeast Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - Arrest made. On Thursday, February 2, 2012 53-year-old Jim Dean Patterson contacted an East Precinct officer at the Eastport Plaza Police contact office. Patterson turned himself in as the driver that committed the crime of Hit and Run of the pedestrian at Southeast 70th and Foster. The officer called for Traffic Investigators, and they responded to Eastport Plaza. Coinciden ...
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Thursday February 2, 2012
New Oregon beach rules would bar feeding wildlife
CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — Oregonians who share bits of their sandwiches with the gulls along the Oregon coast would be rule breakers under regulations the state Department of Parks and Recreation is considering. The rules would prohibit feeding wildlife to protect animals from food that's bad for them or makes them dependent, and from hazards such as getting hit while begging for food in parkin ...
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Thursday February 2, 2012
Man charged in OR police slaying can aid defense
ST. HELENS, Ore. (AP) — A young Washington man accused of gunning down the Rainier, Ore., police chief a year ago can aid in his own defense and has been "gaming the system," an Oregon judge said Thursday. Columbia County Circuit Court Judge Ted Grove's ruling means the criminal case against 22-year-old Daniel Butts of Kalama, Wash., can proceed. Butts is accused of shooting Chief Ralph Pain ...
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Thursday February 2, 2012
SALEM, Oregon — A man dubbed the Piggyback Bandit because of a history of jumping on the backs of high school athletes in the Pacific Northwest has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of assault after his arrest in Helena. 28-year-old Sherwin Shayegan appeared in municipal court in Helena on Wednesday and acknowledged jumping on two players at a soccer tournament in October. Judge Bob Wood ...

Thursday February 2, 2012
ONTARIO, Oregon — An inmate serving time for robbing a Portland check-cashing store and severely beating a clerk was found unresponsive in his cell at the Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario, Ore. Oregon Corrections Department spokeswoman Jennifer Black says 28-year-old Michael Hagen was found about 10 a.m. Thursday and sent to a nearby Boise, Idaho, hospital. Late Thursday afternoo ...

Thursday February 2, 2012
New debate: When is medical marijuana usable?
ROGUE RIVER, Oregon - When police knocked on Josh Brewer's door to check for marijuana, even one of the nation's most liberal medical marijuana laws was put to the test. Officers were fine with the two pounds 10 ounces he and a cousin had grown, harvested, and processed. That was under the pound and a half each allowed by law. And they didn't care about the 12 plants -- six each -- growing in ...
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Thursday February 2, 2012
Avakian to seek re-election as labor commissioner
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian says he'll seek another term. Avakian (uh-VAHK-ee-un) is a Democrat who lives in Beaverton. He'll face Republican Bruce Starr, a state senator from Hillsboro. Avakian was appointed labor commissioner in April 2008 and was elected statewide later that year to a full four-year term. He unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for ...
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Thursday February 2, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Conservation groups are offering a different approach to the fiscal crisis facing timber counties in Oregon. Instead of just increasing timber production from 2.6 million acres of federal forests known as the O&C lands, they suggest that counties, the state of Oregon, and the federal government share the load. The Oregonian reported (http://bit.ly/zrLM0M) Thursday that ...

Thursday February 2, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Newly released documents reveal more information about the firing in December of a Gladstone police sergeant implicated in the death of his wife. The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/OAllRk) they show Lynn Benton was dismissed for having pornography on a department computer and for engaging in a fraudulent marriage in 1993 with a Brazilian man so he could qualify for citize ...

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