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Thursday January 12, 2012
Eugene man arrested after police chase, K9 bite
EUGENE, Oregon - Police say a high-speed chase that involved two stolen vehicles whipsawed between Eugene and Springfield, Ore., before a determined police dog chased a fleeing man into the Willamette River and bit him on the rear. The chase began Wednesday when a man fled from Eugene police in a stolen car. Police say the man abandoned that car, ran across a golf course and stole a different v ...
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Thursday January 12, 2012
Texting driver in fatal Bend crash sentenced to 2 year prison term
BEND, Oregon - A La Pine driver was sentenced Wednesday to more than two years in prison for a fatal crash near Bend that occurred while he was texting his girlfriend who was sitting next to him. Deschutes County Circuit Judge Alta Brady told 29-year-old Erik Conn it was as if he were driving blindfolded last June when he drove into a 16-year-old riding a bike. Forrest Cepeda was crushed into a ...
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Wednesday January 11, 2012
Portland Police Arrest Suspect in Sunday Afternoon Gang Shooting
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Monday afternoon, investigators from the Portland Police Bureau’s Gang Enforcement Team arrested 15-year-old Bennie Gene London III for three counts of Attempted Aggravated Murder with a Firearm in connection with Sunday afternoon’s shooting in the 600 block of Southeast 162nd Avenue. Investigators from the Gang Enforcement Team served multiple search warrants in connecti ...
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Wednesday January 11, 2012
Girls escapes alledged would-be rapist by kicking him in groin
EVERETT, Washington - 24-year-old Fredrick Thurmond is behind bars again for allegedly attempting to rape a 12-year-old Arlington girl Sunday. Police say the girl was walking on 31st NE Avenue when 24-year-old Fredrick Thurmond, a convicted child rapist, grabbed and tried to drag her into the woods. The girl kicked the kidnapper in the groin and ran home. "There's lots of people sleepin ...
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Wednesday January 11, 2012
Hillsboro Sex offender sentenced to life in prison
HILLSBORO, Oregon - A repeat sex offender is headed to prison for the rest of his life under Oregon's three-strikes law. Forty-eight-year-old David Allen Baker was sentenced Tuesday in Hillsboro after a Washington County Circuit judge decided he can't be rehabilitated. Baker was convicted in September of attempted rape and online sexual corruption of a child for contacts with a 13-year-old g ...
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Wednesday January 11, 2012
HILLSBORO, Oregon - A man known as "Moss man" after he was arrested in a moss-like camouflage suit was sentenced to 16 months in prison for breaking into the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals at Hillsboro. The 37-year-old Portland man, Gregory Liascos, pleaded guilty to burglary charges and was sent to prison Tuesday by a Washington County Circuit Court judge. Investigators determi ...

Wednesday January 11, 2012
OR congressional candidates spar in latest debate
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The two candidates vying to claim Oregon's 1st District congressional seat sparred Tuesday night in their latest debate about job creation, Social Security and who's telling the truth to voters. Republican Rob Cornilles and Democrat Suzanne Bonamici met for a televised debate sponsored by The Oregonian and KGW. Ballots go out Friday for the Jan. 31 special election to repl ...
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Wednesday January 11, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A fire at the Skybox Apartments near the University of Oregon campus in Eugene prompted the temporary evacuation of about 100 residents. Firefighter Joe Spriggs tells The Register-Guard the Tuesday night fire apparently started on a stove in one unit. The unit's sprinkler system extinguished the blaze. The new, student-oriented apartments are located near Matthew Knight A ...

Tuesday January 10, 2012
Boy dies after collapsing at basketball practice
PORTLAND, Oregon - A 14-year-old boy who collapsed during basketball practice in La Center, Washinton last week died yesterday evening, according to hospital officials at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. A coach performed CPR on Cody Sherrell after he suffered a heart attack at La Center Elementary and Middle School during practice last Tuesday until paramedics arrived. They used a defibrillator ...
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Tuesday January 10, 2012
ALBANY, Oregon - Albany's budget is $1 million short, and at least one city official proposes filling the hole with money from a legal settlement with Pepsi Co. But members of the city council are reticent to tap the so-called Pepsi money, which began with an $18.5 million settlement when Pepsi pulled out of building a promised plant in Albany. Now, there's about $10 million left, the Albany ...

Tuesday January 10, 2012
KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon - Glass that fell off the back of a truck on an Oregon highway disabled a passing vehicle's engine and spilled over the road on Monday, closing the area to traffic for more than two hours. No one was injured when the glass load hauled by Steven Parrish of Chiloquin came lose and went flying on State Highway 97 near Spring Creek Hill. The driver of a passing car, who had ...

Monday January 9, 2012
Behind the Iron Curtain - Discover How The East Was Really Won
Determined protesters. Police. Arrests. Tear gas. Moving people involuntarily off public property. Sounds like Occupy Wall Street, right? These scenes actually represent circumstances under martial law in Poland, which was imposed 30 years ago, December 13, 1981. Sparking a wave of emigration to the West and to America, it was an emotional event for the more than nine million Polish American c ...
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Monday January 9, 2012
A Cultural Hijacking
Profiting from suffering and spilt blood of others is abhorrent to most people, while war profiteering is illegal. However, the business of "nonprofit" aid to the dispossessed has no controls or laws. It treads a lax, lawless frontier between haves and have-nots. People on both sides of this fluid frontier pursue self-interest in the unregulated trade across this human divide. One man saw the poss ...
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Monday January 9, 2012
Oregon Cell-Phone Laws now being enforced
BEAVERTON, Oregon - As of January 1, 2012, Oregon law HB 3186 went into effect modifying Oregon’s law against using handheld communication devices while driving. This includes when stopped at a signal or stop sign. The new law limits the situations where drivers can use a handheld communications device: You may use your phone without a hands-free accessory to summon medical or other emerge ...
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Monday January 9, 2012
10-year-old boy killed on Canyon Road, woman arrested
BEAVERTON, Oregon - On Sunday, January 8, 2012, at 7:48 p.m., the Beaverton Police Department was called to a three car collision on SW Canyon Road near the 8100 block. There had been one fatality reported by witnesses. When police arrived they learned the driver of a Toyota Prius was westbound on SW Canyon Road when a Chevy Avalanche, traveling eastbound, crossed the center line, side swiped ...
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Monday January 9, 2012
Mining firms show interest in Oregon gold, uranium
ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — A section of Eastern Oregon suffering from high unemployment hopes a renewed interest from mining companies in its uranium and gold stores leads to a jobs boom, but environmentalists remain skeptical the mining can be done without polluting the water. The mining companies pledge that cleaner, more efficient technology should make the ventures palatable to environmental grou ...
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Monday January 9, 2012
Questions sent to 600 people in Ore. murder trial
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Attorneys in a Jackson County murder trial have mailed a questionnaire to potential jurors asking them to sound off on their views of the police, forensics and the justice system. It's rare for lawyers on both sides to mail such questionnaires to potential jurors. About 600 people received the questions in the murder trial of 31-year-old William Simmons, the Medford Mail ...
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Monday January 9, 2012
BEND, Oregon - Police say a 6-year-old boy who had been left asleep in a car while his mother drank at a Bend bar woke up early Sunday and went looking for her. The security staff at a bar saw him wandering about 1 a.m. and called police. Police jailed the 24-year-old mother on child neglect charges. The Bulletin reports the Oregon Department of Human Services was notified, and the boy wa ...

Sunday January 8, 2012
State police investigate Master's mystery of top Oregon librarian
SALEM, Oregon - State police are investigating a library official who had been selected to be the state's top librarian. Questions about Robert Hulshof-Schmidt's credentials arose shortly after he was chosen to replace Jim Scheppke, who retired Jan. 1 after 20 years as library chief. Through emails obtained through a public records request, there are reports that Hulshof-Schmidt was placed o ...
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Sunday January 8, 2012
Mild winter gives plenty for elk herd shunning state food
BAKER CITY, Oregon - Our mild winter is probably responsible for Elkhorn Mountains elk to shun state-provided hay they usually love to eat. Bales of protein rich alfalfa hay have gone untouched at the Elkhorn Wildlife Area, and locals think it's because of the lack of snow in the region. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Eddie Miguez says that with scarce snow cover, the elk can eat t ...
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Saturday January 7, 2012
12-Year Old Collapses During Basketball Practice; Revived by Coach
SALEM, Oregon - A 12-year old, 6th grade student from Adam Stephens School in Salem collapsed during a basketball practice earlier this evening. At 6:57pm, Deputy Andrew Derschon from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, along with Medics from the Marion County Fire District responded to a 911 call at Scott Elementary School, 4700 Arizona Avenue NE, Salem, where the team was practicing for a ga ...
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Saturday January 7, 2012
Man accidentally fires bullet through neighbor's house. -
SALEM, Oregon - On January 5, 2012 at 10:00 p.m., the Salem Police Department responded to a report of a bullet being fired into a residence located in the 1300 block of Alpine Lakes St SE. When officers arrived, they determined the bullet came from the neighbors house. The subsequent investigation revealed that the neighbor, Tyler Young (26 years), had unintentionally discharged a single bullet f ...
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Saturday January 7, 2012
Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 35 north of Mt. Hood Meadows
Oregon State Police troopers are continuing the investigation into Friday’s two-vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of two adult men and non-life threatening injuries to a third man on Highway 35 about thirteen miles north of Mt. Hood Meadows. The names of the involved occupants will be released Saturday. Preliminary information indicates on January 6, 2012 at approximately 12 noo ...
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Saturday January 7, 2012
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Friday night’s single vehicle fatal traffic crash that killed one person and injured two others along Highway 26 about three miles north of Madras. Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor. According to Trooper Joshua Nagle, on January 6, 2012 at approximately 9:36 p.m. a 1991 Chevrolet pickup driven by KATH ...

Saturday January 7, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An alert Oregon State Police trooper located a missing, suicidal woman in the Coast Range mountains and got her medical help after she said she had taken two bottles of sleeping pills. State police Lt. Gregg Hastings said Trooper Michael Vanrenterghem was patrolling Friday on U.S. Highway 26 when he stopped to check a car parked on a gravel driveway. He found a 51-year-old ...

Saturday January 7, 2012
2 small cougars killed in John Day
JOHN DAY, Oregon - Two small cougars have been shot and killed in the Eastern Oregon town of John Day after one was spotted in a baseball dugout and two more were seen in a nearby backyard. After a 911 call, Oregon State Police say officials found the first cougar Friday still near the baseball field. A fish and wildlife trooper killed the animal because it was close to homes and people, althou ...
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Friday January 6, 2012
Killer Parasite found in 2 Portland water samples
PORTLAND, Oregon - A parasite found in two water samples could affect Portland's effort to avoid building a $90 million treatment plant for the Bull Run watershed. Tests found the cryptosporidium parasite in Dec. 30 tests. Courtney Nash, 16, died in August 2011, after swimming in a river in Florida, just days after Christian Strickland, nine, from Virginia was killed by the same deadly amoeb ...
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Friday January 6, 2012
Man shot by marshals wanted for drug treatment
MEDFORD, Oregon - A 20-year-old man shot and killed by federal marshals in the parking lot of a Medford supermarket had been ordered into residential drug treatment for violating his probation on a conviction for assaulting a marshal. James Harrison Georgeson admitted to using drugs in violation of his probation last October, according to court records obtained by The Associated Press on Friday ...
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Thursday January 5, 2012
Bicyclist hit and pinned under another car
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Thursday December 6, 2012 at 6:39 a.m. Portland Police assigned to Central Precinct responded to a call of a man on a bicycle struck by and one car and then pinned under second car on Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard at the I-84 overpass. Officers arrived to find the man pinned under a car. Portland Fire and ARM Ambulance were called to the scene to treat the man and P ...
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Thursday January 5, 2012
Man pulls a knife on store security
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Wednesday December 4, 2012 at 5:43 p.m. Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the Safeway in the 1100 block of Northeast Broadway on a report of a shoplifter that pulled a knife on store security as they confronted him about a theft. Dispatch told officers as they were on their way to the call that the suspect was described as an African America ...
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