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Wednesday February 1, 2012
Eugene Woman Arrested for Hit & Run Crash North of Albany
ALBANY, Oregon - An Oregon State Police (OSP) investigation into a November 2011 minor injury hit and run traffic crash on Interstate 5 north of Albany led to Tuesday’s arrest of a Eugene woman on multiple charges. LISA L. ABBE, age 42, from Eugene, was arrested by OSP January 31, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. on warrants charging Felony Hit & Run, Assault in the Fourth Degree, and Recklessly Endangering ...
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Wednesday February 1, 2012
Washington State Senate secures 26th vote on gay marriage
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A previously uncommitted Democrat says he is voting to approve gay marriage. Sen. Brian Hatfield of Raymond said in a statement to The Associated Press on Wednesday night that it has been one of the most difficult issues he has ever been associated with. He believes his vote in either direction would alienate him from longtime friends. Hatfield says he came to his deci ...
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Wednesday February 1, 2012
woman accused of killing baby says she lied
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Springfield woman accused of killing her newborn son has taken the stand to testify that her pregnancy was a charade and she confessed to the crime to avoid exposing the lie. Angelica Swartout testified Tuesday that she wore baggy fleece all summer long in 2010. She demonstrated from the witness stand how she pushed out her belly to fake a pregnancy that was bringing her a ...
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Wednesday February 1, 2012
Woman pleads guilty to murder in fatal fire
SALEM, Oregon — A 35-year-old Oregon woman accused of setting a Salem house fire that killed a man has pleaded guilty to murder and arson. Shray Lynne Thompson entered her pleas Monday in Marion County Circuit Court. Sentencing was set for Feb. 24. Thompson set a fire at a home where she was staying with several other people last Feb. 18. Responding fire crews found 64-year-old Robert Flo ...
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Tuesday January 31, 2012
OSP investigates traffic crash Involving School Bus
Oregon State Police (OSP) cited the driver of a vehicle following Tuesday morning’s minor injury traffic crash with an unloaded school bus on Highway 47 a mile south of Gaston. According to Senior Trooper Dan Davis, on January 31, 2012 at approximately 7:10 a.m. a Yamhill/Carlton School District bus driven by GREGORY VISAGE, age 61, from Yamhill, was northbound on Highway 47 in the process of ...
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Tuesday January 31, 2012
Police Seek Suspect involved in fatal hit and run
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, is asking for your help in locating a suspect involved in a fatal hit and run to a pedestrian. On January 28, 2012, at 6:59 p.m., Portland Police officers from East Precinct responded to the report of a pedestrian struck in the 7000 block of Southeast Foster Road. As officers were on their way to the call, additional information w ...
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Tuesday January 31, 2012
Umatilla chemical weapons contractor fined
PORTLAND, Oregon — Oregon environmental regulators have assessed a contractor destroying chemical weapons in Eastern Oregon nearly $47,000 in fines for violations that occurred before it finished incinerating mustard agent stored at the Umatilla depot. The state Department of Environmental Quality said Tuesday the violations were in June and September, and the fines were for carbon monoxide emi ...
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Tuesday January 31, 2012
Up to date diagnostic and treatment advances are resulting in broader life insurance coverage for many people with cardiovascular conditions. Conditions such as coronary artery, valvular and congenital heart diseases are being regularly reviewed by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), a move that helps more people protect their families financially despite wrestling with the s ...

Tuesday January 31, 2012
18-year-old Hailee Helligso found safe
UPDATE: 18-year-old Hailee Helligso has been located and safely returned home. Previoius Story: PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Police are seeking help in locating 18-year-old Hailee Helligso, who left her court-ordered residential housing in Northeast Portland, on Thursday evening, January 26, 2012. Although she is 18 years of age, Hailee is not her own legal guardian, is considered a medic ...
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Tuesday January 31, 2012
Salem man gets long prison term for raping three young girls
DALLAS, Oregon — 34-year-old sex offender Greg Scott Evensizer of West Salem was sentenced to 62 years in prison in Polk County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to six felony charges involving the abuse of three girls all under the age of 12. He was sentenced Monday. "It's Ballot Measure 11 time, so he will do every single day," said Chief Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Gaddis, who handl ...
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Tuesday January 31, 2012
 deputies rescue 2 motorists stuck in snow
BEND, Oregon — Sheriff's officers and search and rescue teams in central Oregon have rescued two Bend residents who got stranded in their vehicle on a snowy Forest Service road. Deschutes County sheriff's Deputy Rhett Hemphill said 35-year-old Jeremiah Budish and 47-year-old Nancy Walker has been driving toward Sunriver when they got stuck Monday morning. After trying unsuccessfully to free ...
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Tuesday January 31, 2012
WARM SPRINGS, Oregon - Tribal officials are making a push to spread high-speed Internet service across the Warm Spring Indian Reservation in Central Oregon. The Bend Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/xH8fCB) that Warm Springs Telecommunications Co., the ninth tribally owned telecom in U.S., expects to start providing high-speed Internet to area residents in late February and telephone services by ...

Tuesday January 31, 2012
NW agencies try to head off bat fungus
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Federal authorities in the Northwest are working on plans to prevent, or at least slow, a fungus responsible for the deaths of millions of bats in eastern states. The fungus frosts the bats' muzzles — so it's called white nose syndrome. The bats awaken in mid-hibernation. Weak, they die when they leave their caves seeking insects in winter. The fungus showed up in New Yo ...
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Monday January 30, 2012
Facebook Has Spent $210 Million on Oregon Data Center

PRINEVILLE, Oregon - Facebook has invested $210 million to build the first phase of its new data center in Prineville, Oregon, which has a capacity of 28 megawatts of power, the company and local economic development officials revealed this week. The disclosures, released in an economic impact study and a community economic forum, were the first public confirmations of the cost and power usage ...

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Monday January 30, 2012
Kayak capsizes, boy in critical condition
PORTLAND, Oregon — A 15-year-old boy whose kayak capsized on the Willamette River is in critical condition after rescuers pulled him from the water and performed CPR. Chad Berg was kayaking with his father, Geoffrey, and another man, Brian Tidwell, Saturday afternoon near Albany when his kayak filled with water and he fell in. Tidwell made it to shore and called 911. The Benton County Sher ...
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Monday January 30, 2012
Advocates asking supporters to sign cards seeking state recognition for a new labor organization. The group United Academics of the University of Oregon began collecting cards from its strongest supporters earlier this month and has since expanded its efforts. Under the process chosen by union advocates, supporters need to collect signed cards from more than 50 percent of those in the proposed ...

Monday January 30, 2012
GOLD BEACH, Oregon - Authorities say they believe a body recovered near Gold Beach is that of a man swept into the ocean a month ago trying to rescue his dog from the surf. A person walking an isolated stretch of the beach found the remains. Police Chief Dixon Andrews says a medical examiner will make an official identification. He says clothing and the location of the body lead authorities ...

Monday January 30, 2012
OREGON CITY, Oregon — Clackamas County commissioners are considering asking Canby ferry riders to pay more of the cost. Most cars are charged $2 for the trip across the Willamette River between Wilsonville and Canby. The ferry costs about $575,000 to operate with $457,000 coming from a county subsidy. The Oregonian reports commissioners discussed the subsidy Tuesday as they decided to spe ...

Monday January 30, 2012
Fairview police fatal shooting account disputed
FAIRVIEW, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a man killed by officers in Clackamas County disputes the police account, saying her drunken son was at the top of a staircase with a knife but didn't move toward officers at the bottom. Sandra Kelley said she'd called 911 late Friday because her 37-year-old son, Larry McKinney, had violated her apartment rules: "You don't come home buzzed or drunk." She f ...
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Monday January 30, 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon - A 15-year-old boy whose kayak capsized on the Willamette River is in critical condition after rescuers pulled him from the water and performed CPR. Chad Berg was kayaking with his father, Geoffrey, and another man, Brian Tidwell, Saturday afternoon near Albany when his kayak filled with water and he fell in. Tidwell made it to shore and called 911. The Benton County Sherif ...

Sunday January 29, 2012
84-year-old Mary Howell has been returned home safely
Update: 84-year-old Mary Howell has been returned home safely by police. This afternoon, around 2:52 p.m., Mary walked into Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe, located at 1511 Southeast Water Avenue, and told them she was lost and didn't know how to get home. Previous story: PORTLAND, Oregon - This morning, Sunday January 29, 2012, Portland Police Bureau North Precinct officers and Missing Perso ...
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Sunday January 29, 2012
Oregon girl remembers murdered Shafia sisters
19-year-old Roberta Khriem from Beaverton, who was close friends with the three sister says she believes the girls could have been saved if Canadian authorities had intervened. "I think they would probably be alive today if someone had listened to them and did something", said Roberta Khriem. "It’s horrible, just horrible what happened. Sahar and Zainab were my friends and I miss them." Khri ...
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Saturday January 28, 2012
Body of 6-year-old Vinesa Snegur found
MOUNT HOOD NATIONAL FOREST, Ore. - The body of a 6-year-old girl was found Saturday, nearly a week after she was swept away in a frigid, fast-moving Oregon river. Sheriff's officials say a passer-by spotted the body of Vinesa Snegur on the rocks of a shallow island in the middle of the Clackamas River and flagged down a deputy. Vinesa fell into the river on Sunday, Jan. 22 while playing in t ...
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Saturday January 28, 2012
17-year-old girl scout, honor student dies after snowboarding accident
PORTLAND, Oregon — Authorities say a 17-year-old girl has died after an apparent snowboarding accident. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says 17-year-old Taylur Dewolf of Sandy was reported missing from a Mount Hood ski resort Friday night. Her friends and family told authorities that they had last seen her three hours earlier. The girl's body was found just off the main run at Skibow ...
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Saturday January 28, 2012
School energy audits find $40 million in upgrades
SALEM, Oregon - Gov. John Kitzhaber's top priorities after taking office a year ago was his "Cool Schools" initiative to create jobs while making schools more energy efficient. Energy audit companies have taken a close look at 100 mostly small and rural school districts around Oregon to determine upgrades that are needed, how much energy can be saved, and what it might cost. Those audits, wh ...
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Saturday January 28, 2012
35 days for Salem lawmakers with Busy agenda remaining
SALEM, Oregon — Lawmakers will return to Salem on Wednesday to face daunting challenges: a struggling economy, deep budget cuts and major changes to health care and education. The top priority, legislative leaders say, will be further trimming a budget that was already hacked last year. Nothing is off the table, they say. Barely a quarter of the way into a two-year spending plan, lawmakers a ...
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Saturday January 28, 2012
2 people, dog pulled from SUV in creek
GRAND RONDE, Oregon — Two people and a dog were rescued from an SUV that left a highway, slid 30 feet down an embankment, hit a tree and ended up in three feet of water in a creek. Oregon State Police say firefighters pulled 57-year-old Gertrude Dickey of Willamina and her 67-year-old brother, Monty Dickey, from the vehicle Friday. GERTRUDE DICKEY was transported by ambulance to Willamette Vall ...
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Saturday January 28, 2012
Eugene man, 75, convicted in DUI freeway death
EUGENE, Oregon (AP) — Jurors in Eugene, Ore., have convicted a 75-year-old man of second-degree manslaughter and drunken driving for heading the wrong way on a freeway and killing a Florence man last November. The Register-Guard reports that the manslaughter conviction carries a mandatory minimum sentence of more than six years. A Circuit Court judge scheduled sentencing Monday for Eldridge Mar ...
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Saturday January 28, 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon — Eugene Police Officer Dan Baker drove a blue SUV and set off sirens to clear cars in front of him at traffic lights. He pulled over motorists — though it's unclear if he ever gave out tickets. And when he stopped by a youth shelter as a volunteer, he came in full uniform. There's just one problem: There has never been an Officer Dan Baker in the Eugene Police Department. ...

Saturday January 28, 2012
Man found dead in SUV in Salem
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon state medical examiner's office says a young man found slumped over in the driver's seat of an SUV in northeast Salem is a homicide victim. On Friday night, the Marion County sheriff's office identified the victim as 25-year-old Rogelio Hernandez-Davalos. He's believed to have lived in the Portland area. No information has been released about how the man died. T ...
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