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Thursday January 5, 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon - Beginning on January 15, 2012, the Portland Police Bureau will begin a new method of reviewing Bureau members' use of force. This change is in response to the current Department of Justice investigation into the Bureau's use of force as well as research conducted into best practices among major cities. This new policy requires an involved member's supervisor to respond to th ...

Thursday January 5, 2012
MOUNT ANGEL, Oregon - Two Oregon sisters in their 60's disagree about a New Year's Eve visit that left one of them jailed and the other seeking medical treatment. Marion County sheriff's deputies arrived Saturday night at the Mount Angel home of 65-year-old Kaaren Toureen, who had been tied with an electrical cord and bound with duct tape. She told them her 61-year-old sister, Shannon Dimitri o ...

Wednesday January 4, 2012
ESTACADA, Oregon - Three people from Lake Oswego reported missing after a snowshoe trip are safe and sound. The Clackamas County sheriff's office says the father, son and daughter were seen from the air on Tuesday afternoon. Search crews then met them, confirmed they were in good condition and took them to reunite with other family members. The three are 33-year-old Stewart Schmidt, his ...

Wednesday January 4, 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon - Five people have died in three separate traffic accidents over the New Year's holiday weekend. Last year, Oregon State Police say, one person died in Oregon during the holiday period, and two years ago none did. Over a decade, the police said, the average number of fatalities is five. The data is from a state tracking system, and this year's is still preliminary. The ...

Wednesday January 4, 2012
EUGENE, Oregon - A 21-year-old Eugene man was sentenced Tuesday in Lane County to a mandatory 10-year prison term for a crash that killed a University of Oregon student and injured seven other people. Brandon Schooley pleaded guilty last month to manslaughter and assault charges in connection with the January 2010 crash on Highway 101 near Haceta Head. The head-on collision killed UO student ...

Wednesday January 4, 2012
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Josephine County crews recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from an SUV that crashed into the Rogue River about 30 miles northwest of Grants Pass near the Grave Creek Bridge. The sheriff's office says fishermen spotted the car Tuesday, mostly submerged. It apparently crashed Monday night down a 300-foot embankment. The driver, Stevyn Christopher Engle of Grants Pass, ...

Tuesday January 3, 2012
The Summer Of '62 with my sister Debbie
I remember first seeing you just after you were born, home from the hospital at the old Ranch in Cloverdale, Oregon. Mom had carefully wrapped you in baby blankets at the entrance to the livingroom. That image stands prominently in my mind. After that, I didn’t see you for several years. I was pushed into a succession of foster homes. Not that I minded, not then but I was away from all five of yo ...
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Tuesday January 3, 2012
Keller Williams Realty Merge
Tualatin, Oregon — Amy Savage, Principal of A Group Real Estate, and one of the area's top-producing real estate professionals, merges her company with Keller Williams Realty® Portland Premiere. The agents at A Group Real Estate bring with them a wealth of community, neighborhood, schools and activities knowledge. As an iconic realtor in the area, Amy has an extensive background in the real es ...
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Tuesday January 3, 2012
Father, two kids from Lake Oswego reported missing
PORTLAND, Oregon - Authorities are trying to figure out where to search next for a Lake Oswego father and two children who didn't return home from a drive to find enough snow for snowshoeing. Stewart Schmidt, 33, his son Gabriel McCoy, 15, and daughter Aiden Schmidt, 6, had gone on a hike Monday. The Clackamas County sheriff's office says an extensive search Monday night of the area around a ...
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Monday January 2, 2012
SALEM, Oregon - Police say a 3-year-old child killed in a head-on crash north of Salem was sitting in her father's lap in a mini-van when another car crossed the center line and collided with the vehicle. The child was identified as Yamulet Torres-Ramirez. She was thrown from the mini-van. State police say the driver of the car also was killed in the crash early Sunday. He was identified as ...

Sunday January 1, 2012
HOOD RIVER, Oregon - A homeless man with the word "Railroad" tattooed on his chest is expected to survive being struck by a ladder attached to the side of a moving train hours after he was released from an Oregon prison and began drinking alcohol. Paul Lloyd, a 47-year-old transient, was released from a prison in The Dalles on Friday morning. While walking on railroad tracks east of Hood Riv ...

Saturday December 31, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - A Eugene city councilor has requested police protection after two Occupy Eugene demonstrations on his lawn. Members of the group have acknowledged responsibility for a Christmas night demonstration at City Councilor George Poling's home. A second demonstration involved Occupy Eugene participants. Eugene police Capt. Rich Stronach says the protests constitute a pattern of har ...

Friday December 30, 2011
Double Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested South of Bend
BEND, Oregon - State Police arrested a suspect wanted for two counts of attempted murder during a traffic stop on Highway 97 south of Bend. According to OSP Sergeant Paul Collinsworth, on December 29, 2011 at approximately 7:00 p.m. OSP was notified by LAPD that a suspect involved in an attempted double homicide was traveling north on Highway 97 near Chemult. An OSP Fish & Wildlife Division tr ...
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Friday December 30, 2011
Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 42 near Coos/Douglas County Line
COOS BAY, Oregon - State Police continues the investigation into Thursday afternoon's two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 42 near the Douglas/Coos County line that resulted in non-life threatening injuries to two people. According to Sergeant Josh Young, on December 29, 2011 at approximately 12:18 p.m. a 2009 Ford Focus four-door driven by SHERRY D. UNDERWOOD, age 51, from Coquille, was eastb ...
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Friday December 30, 2011
Four people injured in traffic near Mt. Bachelor
MOUNT BACHELOR, Oregon - Four people were injured Thursday afternoon in a two vehicle traffic crash on Highway 372 near Mount Bachelor. OSP and ODOT urges drivers to remember road and visibility conditions may unexpectedly change during the holiday and winter season. Be rested, alert, slow down for the conditions on the road, and "know before you go" by staying up to date of road and weather condi ...
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Friday December 30, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - An Oregon State Police trooper who was once in charge of the force's Portland office has resigned after pleading guilty to two counts of possession of methamphetamine. Malcolm Lewis was a 23-year veteran of the state police when state police launched an investigation in July. The 47-year-old Lewis pleaded guilty Thursday to the drug possession and official misconduct charg ...

Friday December 30, 2011
Eugene man accused of shooting at house
EUGENE, Oregon - Police in Eugene say they've arrested a 20-year-old man accused of shooting up a young family's home in September 2010 in retaliation for complaints in the neighborhood about gang activity. Police Sgt. Scott McKee said that a couple and their three children were driven from the neighborhood after shots fired into the side of the house flew through two bedrooms, one with a sleep ...
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Friday December 30, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - A 43-year-old woman has become the 12th person to sue a former probation officer who's serving time for sexually abusing probationers. The latest lawsuit is the first to name the U.S. Department of Parole and Probation, which employed Mark John Walker for 22 years. The suit alleged that other, unnamed agents "had reason to know" Walker was abusing his post, and the department f ...

Thursday December 29, 2011
Simple Shoplift Arrest Leads to Large Scale Burglary Ring
BEAVERTON, Oregon - On Monday, December 26, 2011, at 11:24 a.m., the Beaverton Police Department was called to a shoplift occurring now at Home Depot 13700 NW Science Park Drive, Beaverton. A customer had reported two males running out of the business with a shopping cart full of merchandise and loading it onto a waiting utility trailer. They had used the emergency exit on the west side of the bui ...
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Thursday December 29, 2011
Salem Police Investigate Murder
SALEM, Oregon - At about 8:00 PM last night, Salem Police responded to a report of a disturbance at a motel on Hawthorne Ave. NE. The initial report came from an uninvolved person who was not present, so there was some initial confusion as to the location. Within twenty minutes it was confirmed that this had occurred at the Holiday Lodge, 1400 Hawthorne NE. Lee Rakow, 55 years of age, was pres ...
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Thursday December 29, 2011
It is not worth the risk to drive after drinking, so Oregon law enforcement agencies are reminding everyone to Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over and not let your 2011 end or New Year begin with an arrest for DUII. "During the Christmas and New Years holiday season, many adults celebrate and enjoy themselves with a couple of drinks, but even one may increase the risk of a crash while driving a mot ...

Thursday December 29, 2011
OSP Troopers Arrest Wanted Man Following 4 Hour Standoff Near Ontario
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers arrested a wanted Ontario man Wednesday afternoon following a four hour standoff at the man's business near Ontario. The man was captured by OSP troopers after he was spotted trying to sneak away from the building. According to OSP Lieutenant Richard Pileggi, on December 28, 2011 at approximately 1:20 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) two OSP detectives and a tro ...
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Wednesday December 28, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - Drivers caught talking on their cellphones are losing the "I have to use it for work" excuse next week. That loophole in Oregon's phoning-while-driving ban will be eliminated, one of dozens of new laws that take effect in the new year. Come Sunday, people who solicit underage prostitutes will face steep fines, possessing shark fins will be illegal, and drunken drivers will have ...

Wednesday December 28, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - Deanna Marie Smith, the first woman to chair the Oregon Republican Party, died Tuesday after suffering a stroke. She was 70. Smith died at a Salem hospital shortly after midnight, longtime friend Judy Edstrom said. Smith was married to former five-term congressman Denny Smith, who owns a group of community newspapers and specialty publications in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. ...

Wednesday December 28, 2011
Police officers are being killed more often these days. A few skeptics believe it's the public getting tired of police brutality, others believe the reasons are much more complicated. One Oregon police chief was killed when a man allegedly took the officer's gun and shot him in the head. A policeman in Arizona was fatally shot when he went to a suburban Phoenix apartment complex to help a prob ...

Wednesday December 28, 2011
Christmas Eve Traffic Stop Leads to 12 lbs of Marijuana
A Christmas Eve evening traffic stop south of Salem led Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers to the discovery of approximately 12 pounds of marijuana and an arrest of a California man traveling with his two children. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation. On December 24, 2011 at approximately 6:58 p.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche displaying Califo ...
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Tuesday December 27, 2011
Burglar Arrested after Fleeing from Deputies in Stolen Car
On December 26, 2011 at 1:31 PM, Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a possible burglary in the 21200 block of SW Jacquith Street in the community of Scholls. An alert citizen saw the front door open on his neighbor's house and an unfamiliar car driving out of the driveway. The citizen was able to call 911 and give a detailed description of the car, the license plate number, and th ...
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Tuesday December 27, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - Four people were taken into custody Sunday after they pitched tents on Eugene City Councilor George Poling's lawn to show they objected to his vote to close an Occupy Eugene campsite. Poling said he was awakened by the noise of people ringing his doorbell, banging on the side of his house and yelling. About 15 protesters had gathered around Poling's house a little after 8 p.m. ...

Monday December 26, 2011
Man killed, 3 hurt in Eugene wrong-way crash
EUGENE, Oregon - Police say a 22-year-old man was killed after driving the wrong way on a Eugene highway and colliding with another vehicle. Three others were injured. Authorities said Monday that Jonathan Golz of Veneta was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 28-year-old Rudy Adams Jr., of Eugene, was seriously injured in the crash early Sunday evening on Highway 99. Police say Gol ...
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Monday December 26, 2011
Hound Dog killed after thrown into traffic by enraged woman
VANCOUVER, Washington – Shellie Lynn Hubbard, 45, has been charged with tossing her boyfriend's dog into traffic on Interstate 205 during an argument. The dog was hit and killed by a car. Hubbard appeared in court Friday morning to on charges of first-degree animal cruelty, second-degree assault and possession of methamphetamines. Hubbard and her boyfriend, Darwin Von Schirmer, were heading ...
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