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Sunday December 25, 2011
Sexual Assault at Portland State University
On Tuesday December 20, 2011, at 3:20 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a female screaming in the lower area of the Portland State University Academic and Student Recreation Center. As officers were enroute, Portland State University Public Safety advised that they were enroute to the call also. Officers learned that an unidentified male sus ...
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Sunday December 25, 2011
Convenience store clerk robbed and stabbed
PORTLAND, Oregon - In the early morning hours, Saturday, December 24, 2011 at 1:37 a.m. Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to a Robbery of the Plaid Pantry at 104th and Southeast Holgate where the clerk was reported to be stabbed numerous times all over his body. Arriving officers located found the clerk seriously injured in fact stabbed multiple times all over his body. ...
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Saturday December 24, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - The State of Oregon is looking to sell $18,000 worth of lethal drugs now than Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared a moratorium on the death penalty. The drugs will expire over the next three years and Oregon wants to sell those death drugs to states with supply shortages. Oregon is working with a federally licensed reverse wholesaler to find a buyer. Department of Corrections of ...

Saturday December 24, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - A 21-year-old fresh-faced man who conned people into thinking he was a plastic surgeon has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. The Oregonian reports that Lucas Orlin convinced people that he was a plastic surgery resident at Oregon Health & Science University. He even persuaded an ailing woman, whom he met with in public areas of OHSU or the Veterans Affairs ...

Saturday December 24, 2011
ST. HELENS, Oregon - A psychiatrist has testified that a man accused of killing the Rainier police chief suffers from a serious mental disorder. Dr. Jerry Larsen testified Thursday at a competency hearing for 22-year-old Daniel Butts of Kalama, Wash. The hearing will resume next year with concluding arguments. No date has been set. A forensic psychologist previously testified for the pros ...

Friday December 23, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - The Lane County sheriff's office is investigating the death of a Creswell teen linked to a faith-healing church. An obituary said 16-year-old Austin Lewis Sprout is to be buried Tuesday, with a dinner afterward at the General Assembly and the Church of the First Born. The obituary said the cause of death was unknown and an autopsy was planned. The paper said the church has a ...

Thursday December 22, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - Some campers at Occupy Eugene are beginning to comply with orders to leave a city park, although others say they'll try to stay. The Register-Guard newspaper said its reporter was turned away from a meeting Wednesday that the Occupy group recommended on its Website for those who planned to engage in civil disobedience. About 150 people were reported at the downtown encampmen ...

Thursday December 22, 2011
5-year sentence for Portland bicycle fatality
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An 18-year-old who pleaded guilty in the hit-and-run death of a bicycle rider in Portland was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison. Ashawntae Rosemon pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide, driving under the influence of intoxicants and other charges for the crash in August that took the life of bicyclist Dustin Finney and injured another bike rider. Par ...
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Wednesday December 21, 2011
Portland Police Investigating Sexual Assault at Portland State University
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Tuesday December 20, 2011, at 3:20 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a female screaming in the lower area of the Portland State University Academic and Student Recreation Center. As officers were enroute, Portland State University Public Safety advised that they were enroute to the call also. Officers learned that an un ...
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Wednesday December 21, 2011
Salem man sentenced to 170 years for raping two girls
SALEM, Oregon - A man convicted of raping two girls beginning when they were 11 was sentenced in Salem to more than 170 years in prison. Marion County Deputy District Attorney Matt Kemmy says the sentence handed to 38-year-old Juan De Dios Cruz-Rojas earlier this month means he'll likely die in prison. That is, unless he has a very long life span. Kemmy said Cruz-Rojas repeatedly raped an ...
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Wednesday December 21, 2011
MEDFORD, Oregon - The father of four young children who were locked in a filthy bedroom in Medford pleaded guilty Tuesday to child neglect. Twenty-nine-year-old Jeramy Allen Hon was sentenced Tuesday in Jackson County Circuit Court to five days in jail, with credit for time served. Criminal mistreatment charges were dismissed in a plea agreement. A tip in November led police to check the hom ...

Wednesday December 21, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police are checking surveillance video in hope of identifying a man who assaulted a woman Tuesday evening in a restroom at Portland State University. The man followed the woman into a restroom at the Academic & Student Recreation Center, exposed himself and assaulted her. ...

Wednesday December 21, 2011
The Oregon Wolf is getting a name, but no mate yet
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Oregon's famous wandering wolf seems to be staying out of trouble after settling for the time being in the southern Cascades, but there are no signs he has found a mate. Meanwhile, a conservation group said Wednesday it is closer to picking a name for OR-7 in a contest that has drawn entries from kids around the world. Oregon Wild says the finalists are Arthur, Max, Jou ...
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Tuesday December 20, 2011
P B S- estatic!
PBS and Oregon Public Broadcasting premiered 60s Rock, Pop & Soul Saturday night, December 17, and, wow. If you were around in the 60s, and still have a pulse, it was pounding. Over two and a half hours, including pledge breaks, a cavalcade of high-energy musical treasures raised the bar on nostalgia, and indubitably stirred up more than just memories. Mitch Ryder fired-up the joint with a bra ...
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Tuesday December 20, 2011
Occupy Eugene takes on 'prison camp' atmosphere
EUGENE, Oregon - Floodlights and police inspections at the Occupy Eugene encampment have created what the protesters call a prison-camp atmosphere intended to drive them out before a Jan. 11 deadline. Noisy generators power the lights brought in last week, and officers patrol the camp nearly 24 hours a day. "You absolutely cannot sleep," organizer Alley Valkyrie said in a story Tuesday. "It ...
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Tuesday December 20, 2011
Spice drug raid nets 3 in Yamhill County
MCMINNVILLE, Oregon - Yamhill County police agencies raided four stores in McMinnville and Newberg on Monday and arrested three people accused of selling synthetic marijuana known as "K2" or "spice." Police seized hundreds of containers of controlled substances and more than 1,000 pieces of drug paraphernalia. The raids were the result of a nine-month investigation. ...
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Tuesday December 20, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Portland high school senior who was facing deportation to Mexico has won a reprieve. His advocate says immigration officials used their discretion to allow Gustavo Romero-Alvarez to stay. But Jaime Limon-Guzman with the Northwest Immigrant Youth Alliance says the case could continue for years. Romero-Alvarez faced deportation after he was caught last year stealing a shir ...

Tuesday December 20, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - A man accused of killing another man during a fight at a West Salem bar last January has been found not guilty of murder by a Polk County judge. Family members hugged Brent William Phillips as he was released from Polk County jail Monday afternoon. Judge William Horner issued a verdict Monday in the bench trial, saying Phillips killed 24-year-old Christopher Lindsay but that ...

Monday December 19, 2011
Portland Police Arrest Protester Who Spit in Security Guard's Face
PORTLAND, Oregon - Sunday December 18, 2011, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct arrested 46-year-old Richard Hernandez after he spit in the face of a security guard at Pioneer Place. Hernandez was participating in an Occupy Portland related march which started at approximately 2:00 p.m. at Shemanski Park in the South Park Blocks. Hernandez was ...
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Sunday December 18, 2011
Ron Wyden teams with Republican for health care proposals
SALEM, Oregon - U.S. Senator Ron Wyden from Oregon took quite a bit of heat from his fellow Democrats and even the White House this week when he teamed with a Republican congressman to propose a significant redesign of Medicare. Under fire for a bipartisan health care proposal, Wyden is on familiar ground. The four-term Oregon Democrat has made waves before with bold ideas on the topic. His ...
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Saturday December 17, 2011
Man shoots bear, faces animal abuse charge
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — In a showdown between Willamette Valley values and coastal Oregon practicality, a Florence man faces animal abuse charges for fatally shooting a bear with a pellet gun. The young black bear had wandered into the backyard of 29-year-old Florence resident Blake Christensen, who grew up in the coastal town of Tillamook. He says it's natural on the coast to shoot bears if they'r ...
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Saturday December 17, 2011
Facebook's new TIMELINE appleals to millions of Oregonians and the rest of the world
LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon - Facebook has officially rolled out the latest addition to its world-spanning social network: a Timeline that maps out each profile as a series of chronological events. And for the average user, it will appear as if by magic. But Timeline, Facebook’s biggest interface change in recent memory, is the end result of a six-month effort not only to create a new piece of software ...
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Saturday December 17, 2011
Police looking for missing 16-year-old girl last seen in Southeast Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is continuing to ask for the public's help locating 16-year-old Kalpana Wagley, missing since 5:15 p.m. Friday afternoon. At this point, investigators believe she may be in the company of a friend/associate, 19-year-old Birat Linbu (pronounced Bee-Rat). Birat lives in Southeast Portland. Kalpana is described as a female N ...
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Friday December 16, 2011
Teenage Girl Dies In Myrtle Creek Rollover Accident
MYRTLE CREEK, Oregon - 16-year-old Megan Phariss, a student at Riddle Charter School, died Wednesday in a car crash on Interstate 5 south of Myrtle Creek. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car, 17-year-old Paige Williams of Myrtle Creek, was taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center. She is expected to survive her injuries. Williams is a student at South Umpqua High Schoo ...
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Friday December 16, 2011
Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 126E near Leaburg
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Thursday morning's single vehicle fatal crash on Highway 126E west of Leaburg that resulted in the death of a 56-year old Vida woman. According to Trooper Jered McLain, on December 15, 2011 at approximately 2:14 a.m. an off-duty volunteer firefighter drove upon an unreported single vehicle traffic crash into a tree alo ...
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Friday December 16, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - Last night, Portland Police Sexual Assault Detectives interviewed the woman found yesterday on the hillside below the archery range and Washington Park Zoo Railroad, toward Highway 26. 29-year-old Stephanie Brown of Newberg, Oregon, initially claimed that she was in Portland to meet someone to turn over $1,500 that was raised in a September fundraiser by a medieval re-enactm ...

Friday December 16, 2011
Christmas Gift Thief arrested in North Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Police officers yesterday responded to the area of North Van Houten Avenue and Willis Boulevard on the report of two people stealing boxes off of front porches in the neighborhood. A witness reported seeing a man and a woman walking from her neighbor's yard and thought the pairs activity was suspicious so she called 9-1-1. Officers arrived in the area and with t ...
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Thursday December 15, 2011
Council extends Occupy Eugene deadline until January 11 2012
EUGENE, Oregon - Occupy Eugene will be allowed a few more weeks in a downtown camp as the city tries to help the homeless people who now make up much of the encampment. The protest that began in October in the spirit of the Occupy Wall Street movement had faced a Thursday deadline for moving from Washington-Jefferson Park. But the city council voted Wednesday to extend the deadline to Jan. 11 s ...
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Thursday December 15, 2011
Former deputy sheriff sentenced to life in prison for murder of pregnant woman
HERMISTON, Oregon - A former Morrow County sheriff's reserve deputy has been sentenced to life in prison in the 2010 shooting death of a pregnant eastern Oregon bartender. The state attorney general's office says 30-year-old Steven Montie Crum pleaded guilty to the murder of Jessica Rae Killian of Hermiston. Attorney general's spokesman Tony Green said Crum was sentenced Wednesday. He must serv ...
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Thursday December 15, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - Last evening, Wednesday December 14, 2011, at 9:51 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the Toys R Us at Jantzen Beach on the report that a man was inside the store swinging a toy light saber at customers and had assaulted at least three people with the light saber. As officers were still enroute to the store, the caller reported that the suspec ...

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