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Friday January 20, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Columbia River Crossing officials have downsized plans and cut about $650 million from the project, bringing the cost of a new Interstate 5 bridge between Portland and Vancouver to $2.45 billion. Officials told an Oregon legislative committee the changes could reduce Oregon's contribution from $450 million to $300 million. The Oregonian reports ( ) G ...

Friday January 20, 2012
Body of 18-year-old Catherine McLaughlin and son recovered
ALBANY, Oregon — Two people drowned after a car in a store parking lot was swept away by flood waters last night in Albany. The driver had driven through a grocery store parking lot and into a culvert. A father and son survived and the bodies of the others in the car, a young mother and her 1-year-old son, were recovered later. Relatives of Catherine McLaughlin found her body after flood water ...
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Thursday January 19, 2012
Vancouver Police looking for 24-year-old woman in Hit-and-Run collison
VANCOUVER, Washington - On January 9, 2012 at approximately 6:35 p.m.., Vancouver Police responded to a hit and run collision involving a vehicle that hit a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk at Fourth Plain Blvd. and Neals Ln. The suspect vehicle did not stop and fled the scene. The victim, a 52 year old female, was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect veh ...
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Thursday January 19, 2012
Scrap yard owner Arrested for failing to report recycling infractions
LEBANON, Oregon - Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller reports that his Detectives have arrested a local scrap yard owner for failing to comply with state law regarding mandatory reporting of felons selling scrap metal. Myung Jei Kim, 53, of Beaverton, was booked into the Linn County Jail Tuesday afternoon at the conclusion of an investigation that began in late 2011. The investigation began after ...
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Thursday January 19, 2012
Major Theft Ring Broken - Three Stolen Vehicles and Property Recovered
SALEM, Oregon - An alert Keizer man’s call to Marion County Deputies helped to recover his girlfriend’s stolen car and lead to the recovery of two additional stolen cars and a large amount of stolen property at a home north of Brooks. At approximately 1:30pm, Wednesday, Brian Oaks, was driving on Portland Road NE, when he saw his girlfriend’s 1996 green Honda Accord parked in a driveway of a m ...
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Thursday January 19, 2012
Oregon State Police rescued an elderly couple from flooding waters
BROOKINGS, Oregon - On January 19, 2012 at approximately 11:10 a.m. OSP Senior Trooper Jeff Johnson and Trooper Paul Rushton were patrolling in the 98000 block of North Bank Chetco River Road north of Brookings monitoring flooding when they saw an elderly woman walking outside of a home surrounded by the rising Chetco River. The water had risen so high that it covered a Volkswagen Bug vehicle in t ...
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Thursday January 19, 2012
Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 20 near Albany
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into the cause of Thursday afternoon’s crash along Highway 20 just outside Albany that injured an adult male. The man’s name will be released Friday after OSP has a chance to interview him. According to Lieutenant Mark Cotter, on January 19, 2012 approximately 3:45 p.m. a citizen came into the OSP Albany Area Command office to ...
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Thursday January 19, 2012
More flooding for the Willamette Valley as rain continues

SALEM, Oregon - It's not as bad as 1996 but Oregon residents fear they will be the next victim. Last night parking lots and a creek filled with running water in Albany took the life of a baby and his mother, and today a large storm system moved slowly over the Willamette Valley today, pushing many creeks and rivers to flood stage.

"Due to high water throughout the area and the expe ...

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Friday January 20, 2012
Child's body found in Albany canal, mother still missing
ALBANY, Oregon - Tragedy near Mega Foods store parking lot unfolded last night in Albany after heavy rains flooded the area and filled a creek and canal near Geary and Queen. The driver of the vehicle, 24-year-old Christopher Wilgus of Albany and his son, Maliki, 5, were able to escape from the car. A toddler, Aiden McLaughlin, 20 months, and Aiden's mother, 18-year-old Catherine McLaughlin of ...
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Wednesday January 18, 2012
Terminally ill woman and her husband found dead in murder-suicide
OREGON CITY, Ore. - An Oregon City couple was found dead in their home on Tuesday in what police are calling a murder-suicide, according to a report in The Oregonian. Mike and Rhonda Hamel spent three decades together but in recent years cancer had changed their lives. Rhonda was reportedly terminal. The Oregonian: Story 11710 of 13092

Wednesday January 18, 2012
16-year-old girl, Alice Finch located safe and sound
Alice Finch has been found safe. Previous story: This evening, Portland Police officers and Missing Persons Detectives are searching the neighborhood surrounding Southeast 152nd Place and Main Street for a missing, medically endangered 16 year old girl. 16-year-old Alice Finch left her home at approximately 7:18 p.m. tonight and has not returned. She was last seen wearing a black hoodie ...
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Wednesday January 18, 2012
Portland Police arrest truck driver in fatal hit and run
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Police arrested 53-year-old Bruce Allen SMITH and he has been charged him with Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver [B Felony]. On October 4, 2011 the Major Crash Team was called out to investigate a fatal hit and run to a pedestrian at Northeast 82nd Way and Alderwood Road. The victim, 21-year-old Abaynesh Awokie was struck and killed by a tractor/trailer driven ...
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Wednesday January 18, 2012
30,000 without power as snow turns to rain, more wind expected
PORTLAND, Oregon = About 30,000 Oregon households in the Portland metro area are without power because of power lines knocked down by a winter storm that moved in overnight. The storm brought some snow, but it changed to rain and the snow quickly began melting, leaving a slushy mix on the roads, cars and trees. Portland General Electric says the customers without power are mainly in Gresham, ...
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Wednesday January 18, 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon - About 30,000 households in the greater Portland metro area are without power Wednesday morning because of power lines felled by a winter storm that moved in overnight. The storm brought some snow to the Portland area but it changed to rain and the snow quickly began melting, leaving a slushy mix on the roads, cars and trees. Portland General Electric says about 30,000 cust ...

Tuesday January 17, 2012
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The home where an Oregon woman and her four young children were slain has been torn down while the property owners decide what to do with the land. Jordan Criado (cree-AH-do) faces aggravated murder charges. Police say he stabbed his wife, 30-year-old Tabasha Paige-Criado, and two of the children, and set multiple fires in the small single-story house in Medford. The hom ...

Tuesday January 17, 2012
Blind 81-year-old Springfield man dies after hit by pickup
SPRINGFIELD, Oregon - Hospital officials say an 81-year-old blind man has died after being struck by a pickup truck on the highway east of Springfield. John Robert Chamberlain was struck as he was attempting to cross Oregon Highway 126 near Walterville. He was hit Thursday and died Saturday at the hospital in Springfield. State police say they're trying to determine whether Chamberlain was u ...
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Tuesday January 17, 2012
Snow in the Willamette Valley
PORTLAND — After a warm autumn and a dry start to the winter, Mother Nature has unloaded on Oregon, coating mountains with snow and snarling travel across much of the state. And forecasters said more is coming. Skiers and snowboarders flocked to the fresh powder, and farmers who depend on melting snow for spring irrigation had a little more hope. The more dangerous consequences of winter wea ...
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Tuesday January 17, 2012
Famous Ore. covered bridge to get $2M in repairs
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A much-photographed Leaburg bridge that serves as both a tourist attraction and a vital gateway for logging trucks is getting $2 million in repairs. The Goodpasture covered bridge, the second-longest covered bridge in Oregon, has structural damage that is limiting the type and number of vehicles that can cross it, the Eugene Register-Guard reports ( ). ...
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Tuesday January 17, 2012
Ashland councilman quitting job as Medford cop
ASHLAND, Oregon - Ashland City Councilman Greg Lemhouse has resigned from his job with the Medford Police Department to start his own security training and consulting business. Lemhouse says he will remain on the Ashland council. The 38-year-old had worked as an officer for 17 years. ...
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Tuesday January 17, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A man who was shot to death Friday night in Cottage Grove had been scheduled to plead guilty Tuesday in Lane County Circuit Court in a case alleging he grew and sold marijuana. Lane County prosecutors say they would have asked a judge to sentence 48-year-old Terry Fruichantie to probation. The Register-Guard reports ( witnesses told sheriff's detective ...

Tuesday January 17, 2012
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - Police expect a 6-year-old boy struck by an SUV in Forest Grove will recover. Police say the boy was walking with an adult about 6 p.m. Monday and went ahead to a crosswalk where he was hit. He was taken to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland. An officer cited the 33-year-old Forest Grove driver for failing to yield to a pedestrian and driving with ...

Monday January 16, 2012
Police arrest Springfield residents on drug, weapons charges
SPRINGFIELD, Oregon - Two Springfield-area residents were arrested shortly after midnight at an Aurora-area truck stop after an Oregon State Police trooper discovered illegal drugs and restricted weapons in their vehicle. One of the two arrested was wanted out of Lane County on an outstanding warrant. On January 16, 2012 at approximately 12:01 a.m. an OSP senior trooper contacted two people in ...
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Monday January 16, 2012
New scenic bike route on way for Bend
BEND, Oregon - The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission votes Jan. 25 on whether to grant scenic status to a 36-miles bicycle route between Bend and Tumalo. If approved, it would be the fourth state scenic bikeway in central Oregon. Bicycle Rides Northwest is offering to donate nearly $6,000 for 32 signs to mark the route through Deschutes County. Riders will pass through ponderosa pines ...
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Monday January 16, 2012
Car slides into plow on Highway 26 near Manning
MANNING, Ore. (AP) — Two people in a car suffered minor injuries when it slid into the scoop of an Oregon Department of Transportation snow plow that had stopped on Highway 26 about eight miles west of Manning. Several other cars went off the road in the wintry conditions on both highways. Sunday morning 2 people suffered minor injuries when their car collided with an ODOT snow plow on Highw ...
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Sunday January 15, 2012
Skiers jubilant on Mt. Hood, snow turns to rain in lower altitudes
PORTLAND, Oregon - Snow at lower elevations was not expected to accumulate throughout Sunday night and Monday morning, the National Weather Service announced, but a Winter Weather Advisory was still in effect for the Coast Range until 10 p.m. Sunday. Tire chains were required for Coast Range passes on U.S. Highway 26 and Oregon Highway 6, the Oregon Dept. of Transportation announced. Several cr ...
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Tuesday February 19, 2013
Parents accuse Lane County DHS of persecution
EUGENE, Oregon - No matter which way this one goes, it does not look good. A teenaged girl accused her father of sexually abusing her. As a result, Lane County, Oregon Department of Human Resources removed her from the home, along with her younger sister. After four months of fighting with the department, the parents had basically proven all allegations false or there was no basis to support a ...
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Saturday January 14, 2012
1st annual Relay for Life at Sea
The first annual Relay for Life at Sea will hit the high seas October 6-13, 2012. Banner Travel LLC & the American Cancer Society announces the first annual Relay for Life @ Sea, October 6-13, 2012. It's a leisurely 7 day cruise along the California coast roundtrip from Los Angeles onboard the incredible Sapphire Princess. Indulge in wine tasting in Santa Barbara, visit infamous Alcatraz Prison ...
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Friday January 13, 2012
Transit Police Officers Arrest 4 in Connection with MAX Train Assault
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Thursday Eventing, January 12, 2012, police officers from the Transit Police Division made four arrests in connection with the December 26, 2011 assault and riot on a MAX train in Southeast Portland. Rakeshia Shamone Burns, 18, her 16-year-old half sister, and the 13-year-old half sister of the 16-year-old were taken into custody charged with third-degree assault, riot, s ...
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Friday January 13, 2012
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A 60-year-old man who was evicted from his travel trailer by his landlord is accused of setting the trailer on fire, walking to the property owner's porch and lying down. Gordon Gustin of Rogue River faces charges of arson and reckless burning for the Thursday fire. No one was injured, and no other structures burned, the Grants Pass Daily Courier reports (http://bit. ...

Friday January 13, 2012
Man sentenced for sex with drunk teen in Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - Two teen girls were raped by several men at a downtown Portland hotel Sunday morning. A 27-year-old man who had sex with one of those two girls, a 15-year-old girl during a party with Lewis-McChord soldiers at a Portland hotel was sentenced Thursday to 13 months in prison. Stephan James Bardos pleaded guilty in Multnomah County Circuit Court to sexual abuse for having sex w ...
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