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Friday January 27, 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Police Bureau Assault Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this morning's incident where a homeowner shot a man with rubber bullets. The suspect in this case, 54-year-old Oscar Claude Taylor Jr., remains in an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Taylor has not yet been charged with any crimes in this case. Detectives have t ...

Friday January 27, 2012
This evening, Friday January 27, 2012, Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a man on a 2nd story ledge of the Henry Building Apartments, located at 309 Southwest 4th Avenue. Officers arrived and have been talking with the man and have called for Crisis Negotiators and a limited deployment of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) to respond. ...

Friday January 27, 2012
Doctors say 12-year-old Salem heart attack victim will recover
PORTLAND, Oregon — Doctors say a 12-year-old Salem boy who suffered a heart attack and collapsed at a basketball practice will make a full recovery, with no brain damage. Doctors say CPR and a quick medical response saved young Isaac Arzate. He's anxious to return to school and can return to basketball in a few weeks. Isaac says he doesn't remember collapsing the evening of Jan. 6 at a sc ...
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Friday January 27, 2012
Officials reviewing fatal Portland police shooting
PORTLAND, Oregon — The autopsy shows a suicidal man shot by Portland police Wednesday died of a single gunshot to the head. The two officers who fired at Brad Lee Morgan have been place on leave for an investigation and review by a Multnomah County grand jury. The shooting has some thinking the police bureau should return to a policy of having a special crisis intervention team on duty to re ...
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Friday January 27, 2012
'Barefoot Bandit' sentenced to 6 1/2 years
SEATTLE, Washtington — A federal judge on Friday sentenced "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore to 6 1/2 years in prison for his infamous two-year, international crime spree of break-ins, and boat and plane thefts that ended in 2010. Harris-Moore hopscotched his way across the United States, authorities said. He flew a plane stolen in Washington state to the San Juan Islands, stole a pistol in ...
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Thursday January 26, 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon = Portland Police and the Lane County Sheriff's Department are looking for any ties between a convicted killer and a Seattle-area teen who disappeared in 1985. They say 19-year-old Virginia "Anne" Rambus lived near Jesse Pratt in May 1985, when she vanished on her way to a party. Pratt was well known to teens living in the Skyway area south of Seattle. Seattlepi.com reports ...

Thursday January 26, 2012
EUGENE, Oregon - A 21-year-old Eugene photographer who pleaded guilty to entering a restricted area at Lookout Point Dam was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 60 hours of community service at the dam, which is operated by the Corps of Engineers. Wiley Roy Nelson avoided jail. In a plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed a charge of entering military property for an unlawful purpose. Offi ...

Thursday January 26, 2012
Eugene spends $13,000 on councilor's security
EUGENE, Oregon - The city of Eugene has spent more than $13,000 providing security at the home of city Councilor George Poling, the target of some Occupy Eugene demonstrators. The security was needed for the safety of his family. On Christmas night 15 to 20 people erected tents and danced on Poling's lawn and driveway to protest his opposition to Occupy Eugene. Four of those people were arre ...
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Thursday January 26, 2012
HUBBARD, Oregon - Oregon State Police say a woman was struck and killed Wednesday night on Highway 99E in Hubbard. Police say the 59-year-old woman was walking across the highway when she was hit by a van making a turn. She was flown to a Portland hospital where she died. Police say a Chevrolet van was stopped westbound on D Street and — on a green light — turned left onto Highway 99E, hitti ...

Thursday January 26, 2012
4 arrests in Occupy Portland demonstration
PORTLAND, Oregon - An Occupy Portland demonstration billed as an event to support the Egyptian revolution turned into an often contentious march. A police spokesman said he was aware of four arrests Wednesday night. The Oregonian reported at least two protesters were knocked to the ground. Police Lt. Robert King said the arrests involved disorderly conduct or interfering with police. He said on ...
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Wednesday January 25, 2012
Portland Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation Update
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Wednesday January 25, 2012, at 3:17 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to a 9-1-1 call from a man saying he committed a robbery at knifepoint in Downtown Portland. The man also said he was on top of a 9-story building and was going to jump off. The man told dispatch that he could see Pioneer Square from his location. The Bureau of Emergency ...
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Wednesday January 25, 2012
Republicans wish to limit medical malpractice liability
SALEM, Oregon - Republicans in the Oregon Senate say they'll fight Gov. John Kitzhaber's proposed overhaul of the Oregon Health Plan unless it includes limits on medical malpractice claims. But the governor says there's no time in the Legislature's one-month February session to tackle such a controversial issue. Instead, he says he'll invite lawyers, doctors and others to the governor's mansion ...
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Wednesday January 25, 2012
Myrtle Creek Storyteller accidentally kills himself
MYRTLE CREEK, Oregon - Douglas County sheriff's officers say a Myrtle Creek man was using a gun as a prop while telling a story when he fatally shot himself in the head. Sheriff's spokesman Dwes Hutson says deputies were called to a Myrtle Creek home on Arnold Lane at 5:30 p.m. They found Miars on the floor with a gunshot wound. Witnesses told the sheriff's office that Miars was telling a st ...
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Wednesday January 25, 2012
MILWAUKIE, Oregon - A natural gas leak prompted officials to temporarily evacuate eight homes in the south Portland suburb of Milwaukie. Clackamas Fire District 1 spokesman Steve McAdoo says fire crews and a natural gas utility crew responded after a woman called 911 at about 9 p.m. Tuesday to report a "very strong smell of rotten eggs" at her home. NW Natural Gas crews using air monitors de ...

Wednesday January 25, 2012
EUGENE, Oregon - Eugene police say it was a busy morning for a man released from an Oregon state prison. After a bus ride home to Eugene on a state-paid ticket, they say he held up a bank at 10:02 a.m. Tuesday and was back in custody three minutes later. The Register-Guard reports that 48-year-old Adam Ashe had been behind bars since May 2009, when Roseburg police arrested him in connection wit ...

Wednesday January 25, 2012
Portland Police officer involved in shooting
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police say an officer may have wounded a man in a shooting about 4:20 a.m. Wednesday in a parking garage in downtown Portland. No officers were injured. More than 100 officers and fire crews have responded at the SmartPark garage, where the suspect was thought to be hiding on the ninth floor roof. Police blocked roads in the area as well as Max train lines. ...
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Wednesday January 25, 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon - Last night at 9:14 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of an armed robbery at a neighborhood market located at Southeast 154th Avenue and Powell Boulevard. Three suspects approached the victim as he was closing up for the night and demanded money. One of the suspects hit the clerk in the head with a handgun then all three fled the ...

Tuesday January 24, 2012
Armed Robbery at Fairley's Pharmacy
PORTLAND, Oregon - This morning, Tuesday January 24, 2012, at 11:36 a.m., Portland Police officers from North Precinct responded to the report of an armed robbery in progress at Fairley's Pharmacy, located at 7226 Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Officers arrived in the area and based on preliminary information believed that the suspect might still be inside the business. Additional information was ...
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Tuesday January 24, 2012
Eugene woman accused of killing baby goes on trial
EUGENE, Oregon — The murder trial of a Springfield woman accused of smothering her newborn and putting the corpse in a garbage can has begun with a prosecutor saying a recent medical exam shows the woman did give birth. The defense in the case of 24-year-old Angelica May Swartout contends she faked the pregnancy to gain love and attention in her large adoptive family, and she gave the police a ...
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Monday January 23, 2012
EUGENE, Oregon - Preliminary construction work could begin this spring on a long-awaited state psychiatric hospital south of Junction City — if state lawmakers back funding. For work to commence this year, the Oregon Legislature must approve a $29 million allocation of general fund-backed bonds for the hospital. A small portion of the funding would go to the nearly completed Salem psychiatric h ...

Sunday January 22, 2012
Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 north of Cottage Grove
COTTAGE GROVE, Oregon - State Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash last night involving a bicyclist on Interstate 5 north of Cottage Grove. The crash resulted in the death of an unidentified adult male. According to Trooper Cale Day, on January 21, 2012 at approximately 9:44 p.m. a 2011 GMC Denali sport utility vehicle driven by AMBER S. VINCENT, age 26, from Sutherlin, was southboun ...
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Sunday January 22, 2012
Thousands without power as high winds and ice threaten NW
HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Thousands of Oregonians are without power this morning in the Hood River area following an ice storm that fell trees and power lines this week. Pacific Power crews spent much of Saturday attempting to restore power to 4,000 customers. "It was like fireworks going off all day long because it just sounded like all this popping going off constantly," said Viola Hamman. The ...
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Sunday January 22, 2012
Drunk driver who killed Zupan's founder sentenced
PORTLAND, Oregon - The man who steered into oncoming traffic and killed the founder of a Portland grocery chain is sentenced to more than 7 years in prison. The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/woK01K ) Edy Reynoso-Ramirez had a blood-alcohol content of 0.19 percent, more than twice the legal limit, when he struck and killed John Zupan. Zupan founded Zupan's Markets, a gourmet food store wit ...
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Saturday January 21, 2012
Oregon State Penitentiary ends 3-day lockdown
SALEM, Oregon - Lockdown has ended a the Oregon State Penitentiary that went into effect Thursday after high water from Mill Creek threatened the 146-year-old facility. Prison officials cancelled visitations and most inmate programs, though most work duties were permitted to continue. Prison staff moved their vehicles off of the main site, but the prison was otherwise unaffected. The lock ...
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Saturday January 21, 2012
BEND, Oregon - The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office has rescued four stuck snowmobilers near a Central Oregon lake who faced whiteout conditions and no way home. The rescues on Friday afternoon near Todd Lake west of Bend happened after the snowmobilers, operating in two groups, became disoriented. Heavy, blowing snow covered trails and created deep snow drifts. The sheriff's office says bo ...

Saturday January 21, 2012
Tri-Met Transit make arrest and seize an Airsoft pistol
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday, January 13, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct and officers assigned to the Tri-Met Transit Division responded to a call of a disturbance on the MAX platform at the Lloyd Center. Arriving officers learned that members of the "Guardian Angels" had chased a man with a gun off of the MAX at Holladay Park. Officers searched the area ...
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Friday January 20, 2012
Three Indicted for Murder of 13-Year-Old Boy
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Thursday January 19, 2012, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted three people for the murder of 13-year-old Julio Cesar Marquez, who was killed on November 7, 2011. Indicted for Aggravated Murder and Murder are: 18-year-old Samuel Vasquez, 16-year-old Ezequiel Vasquez and 15-year-old Josefina Jasmin Ramirez. Samuel and Ezequiel Vasquez are brothers. Portland Police B ...
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Friday January 20, 2012
Man with gun at Grants Pass school denied bail
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A federal judge has denied bail to an Oregon man authorities fear may have been plotting a sniper attack on a high school football game. U.S. District Judge Owen Panner ruled Friday that 26-year-old Raphael Amoroso of Grants Pass poses a danger to the community and could well flee before his trial on firearms charges in March. Amoroso, a self-employed handyman, was arre ...
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Friday January 20, 2012
Snow plow hits pedestrian in Bend
BEND, Oregon - An 18-year-old is recovering from minor injuries suffered when he was hit by a snow plow in Bend. 18-year-old Scott Burch was walking westbound on or near the white fog line at the time of the crash. Reed Market Road with the flow traffic when a Deschutes Country Road Department snow plow operated by Bruce Schoenthal, 56, hit him near the intersection of Southeast Admiral Way. Bu ...
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Friday January 20, 2012
EUGENE, Oregon - Occupy Eugene organizers are promoting an anti-bank protest Monday with a flier that shows a shadowy ninja armed with a crowbar and a pipe wrench. Organizer Kristen Carpenter told The Register-Guard (http://bit.ly/zIjgWE) the flier announcing the "urban ninja bank march" is provocative, but she does not expect demonstrators to damage property. The Occupy Eugene website says ...

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