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Wednesday December 14, 2011
Columbia Land Trust's Tricky Restoration
LONGVIEW, Washington - An obscure creek near Longview, WA is now under watchful eyes. What makes this creek of such interest is not the fact that it was once used as a healthy source of a variety of salmon, but that it's now containing something unnatural and perhaps for some, controversial. The unique objects, known as dolotimbers, were invented and are manufactured in Washington; their intent ...
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Wednesday December 14, 2011
Four soldiers killed after two army helicopters crash near military base
TACOMA, Washington - The Dupont community is in mourning as more information surfaces about the four Army aviators who died Monday night in a helicopter crash at a Joint Base Lewis-McChord training area. Four soldiers were killed after two helicopters crashed in what appears to be a tragic accident. An Army spokesman said the two scout helicopters crashed while on exercise in the south-west tr ...
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Wednesday December 14, 2011
EUGENE Oregon - Oregon State Trooper Clay Core said in his report that he was chasing suspects car at more than 100 mph when two men in the car ahead began tossing half-pound bags of marijuana buds out the window. He said the pot was "pelting my car" as the chase continued north Monday night along Interstate 5 toward Eugene. Eventually, the car stopped, and officers detained two Washington s ...

Wednesday December 14, 2011
A year later, Aumsville hit by tornado recovers
AUMSVILLE, Oregon - A year after a tornado with winds of up to 120 mph ripped through the Willamette Valley town of Aumsville, residents say the town is recovering but there's still work to do. The storm on Dec. 14, 2010, damaged 75 structures in the town of 3,700 people and left 10 houses uninhabitable. A prominent building housing the Nichol family's plumbing business was destroyed. But only ...
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Wednesday December 14, 2011
Eugene bank robber going back to prison 3rd time
EUGENE, Oregon - A bank robbery in Eugene netting $290 has sent a habitual robber back to prison for 12 years. Forty-six-year-old Douglas Ray Hicks was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Eugene for the holdup last June at a U.S. Bank branch. Hicks previously served two separate eight-year prison terms for bank robberies. ...
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Wednesday December 14, 2011
Portland police officer pleads not guilty in beanbag shooting
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Officer Dane Reister pleaded not guilty to assault and negligence charges Tuesday for a shooting in which he mistakenly loaded lethal rounds in a beanbag shotgun. A trial date was set for Feb. 1. The 15-year veteran is on paid leave and had to turn in his badge and gun. Reister fired four rounds in June at a man who had been reported drunk and harassing children i ...
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Wednesday December 14, 2011
CORVALLIS, Oregon - An Oregon woman who posed as her 15-year-old daughter on the teen's Facebook page helped gather evidence against a man accused of raping the girl. Prosecutors allege Stephen Mark Walker raped the girl several times from Nov. 10 through Nov. 13 while she was staying with him and his wife in their Alsea home. Walker and his wife Kandie Walker were arraigned Monday in Benton ...

Wednesday December 14, 2011
HILLSBORO, Oregon - A 50-year-old Oregon man who marched over to a neighbor's house and started choking him for trimming trees that provided shade to both properties has been sentenced to six months in jail. Robert Maurice Bosket of Aloha was arrested Aug. 16 after the neighborhood encounter. The neighbor alleged that Bosket pushed his way into the home, choked him and used homosexual slurs. ...

Tuesday December 13, 2011
Portland Police Arrest Man After Medical Marijuana Burglary in Southeast Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police officers assigned to East Precinct were dispatched today to a burglary in progress at a medical marijuana growing facility, located in the 3200 block of Southeast 50th Avenue. The owner called 9-1-1 to report that he has a remote security camera that he can watch from home and he reported that a subject was inside ripping out plants. Officers arrived in the area and o ...
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Tuesday December 13, 2011
Oregon National Guard deployment numbers dwindle
SALEM, Oregon - The number of Oregon National Guard members deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan is dwindling. More than 120 members of the 1249 Engineer Battalion arrived at the Salem airport Monday afternoon after a deployment in Afghanistan that lasted more than a year. The rest of that battalion, about 50 members, had returned to Salem late last week. A Guard spokeswoman, Kay Fristad, sai ...
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Tuesday December 13, 2011
Workers douse flames at Salem recycling center
SALEM, Oregon - Garten Services says fire drills and training paid off when a safety committee used more than 12 fire extinguishers to douse flames Monday on a piece of heavy equipment at its recycling center in Salem. Officials said fast-thinking helped prevent the flames from spreading to the building that is filled with paper. None of the 115 workers were injured. Salem firefighters arriv ...
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Tuesday December 13, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - The Salem City Council approved a three-year contract with police Monday night that gives officers a 2 percent pay raise each year. The agreement also calls for increases in health insurance deductibles. ...

Tuesday December 13, 2011
Man accused of killing family enters plea
MEDFORD, Oregon - A Southern Oregon man accused of killing his wife and four young children and setting their house on fire last summer is due in court Tuesday to enter a plea to aggravated murder and other charges. Jordan Criado, 51, is accused of stabbing his wife, Tabasha Paige-Criado, 30, and two of the children, and setting multiple fires in the small single-story house in Medford last Jul ...
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Monday December 12, 2011
Man presumed drowned in Columbia at St. Helens
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man who is presumed drowned in the Columbia River at St. Helens fell off a Christmas ship because it was icy. Christmas Ships president Jess Heitman said that 43-year-old John Sullivan of St. Helens slipped Saturday night on the top deck of a vessel called the "Trilogy," fell over the rail onto the swimboard and into the water. Columbia Fire & Rescue Chief Jay Tappan say ...
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Monday December 12, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - Protesters blocked entrances to two terminals at the Port of Portland on Monday morning, preventing trucks from entering. Workers at the two terminals were told to stay home. Spokesman Josh Thomas said an unspecified number of workers at the terminals wouldn't be paid. A couple of hundred people gathered at the port Monday morning to try to shut down the port's terminals. ...

Monday December 12, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police have set up an "isolation area" within 300 feet of the explosion that killed a man outside a home in a Canby neighborhood. Canby Fire Department spokesman Troy Buzalsky said some residents will likely have to stay inside their homes and others will be kept outside the zone until midday Monday. A 31-year-old man was fatally injured in the blast about 6 p.m. Sunday an ...

Sunday December 11, 2011
Oregon gold miner back in court over gold mining
MEDFORD, Oregon - A Southern Oregon gold miner is back in court on charges he fouled a salmon stream while mining illegally on federal land. Jury selection began Monday in U.S. District Court in Medford for Clifford Tracy of Gold Hill, who faces charges he failed to file the proper paperwork with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management before starting to mine, kept mining after he was told to stop, ...
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Saturday December 10, 2011
Misplaced headstone returned by gravestone sleuth
PENDLETON, Oregon - A gravestone misplaced for 20 years has found its home thanks to a Hermiston woman and her genealogy skills. The Nov. 20 Lifestyles section of the East Oregonian newspaper featured a small article about a headstone found in Weston about 20 years ago. Sheldon Delph, president of the Weston Historic Society and Weston Historic Landmarks Commission, asked if anyone knew the ...
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Saturday December 10, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - Funeral service of a U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan drew about 400 people to a Salem church on Saturday. Former Gov. Ted Kulongoski was in attendance at the funeral of 21-year-old Marine Cpl. Adam Buyes, who was killed Nov. 26 while conducting combat operations. Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Gov. John Kitzhaber and Sen. Peter Courtney visited the Buyes family before the servi ...

Saturday December 10, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - A candidate's unexpected rejection of the position of state librarian has the Oregon State Library Board of Trustees scrambling to find a permanent leader. Robert Hulshof-Schmidt was selected unanimously to by the board to the position in October after longtime state librarian Jim Scheppke announced his retirement. Hulshof-Schmidt's resignation on Friday from his current posi ...

Saturday December 10, 2011
TUMALO, Oregon - A 61-year-old central Oregon father has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his 29-year-old son. James Hargrave of Tumalo was charged Friday. A plea hearing was set for Jan. 11. Killed Sunday night was Steven Hargrave, who lived at the same home. Deschutes County sheriff's deputies say the victim's mother called 911. Sheriff's Capt. Marc Mills said the two m ...

Friday December 9, 2011
Police Investigating Taxi Crash Into Hotel Room
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police have identified the driver injured in this morning's crash at the Jupiter Hotel as 52-year-old Terry Uding, a driver with Radio Cab. The man sleeping in the hotel room that the taxi crashed into has been identified as 40-year-old Jonathan Toubin of Manhattan. Investigators learned that the Radio Cab had come to the Jupiter Hotel to pick up a fare but was waved off whe ...
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Friday December 9, 2011
Salem Police Arrest Three Involved In Residential Burglary
SALEM, Oregon - Salem Police officers responded Wednesday just before 8:00 am to a report of a burglary in progress at a residence in the 2400 block of Market St NE. The resident had been away for a few days and returned home, hearing strangers in the house. Officers found 32 year old Brandi Hewitt and 44 year old Gary Cooley inside the residence. They were both arrested and charged with Burglary ...
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Friday December 9, 2011
Feds, local police plan to search burned home for man who sprayed bullets
WASHOUGAL, Washington, - This morning, members of the Clark County Regional Major Crimes Team and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have begun the task of searching the residence at 3275 F Place Washougal, WA. As was mentioned previously, citizens and a Washougal Police Officer arrived to a residence that was on fire. As two citizens attempted to see if the residence was occupied ...
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Friday December 9, 2011
hypertrophic cardiomyopathy caused basketball player's death
CORVALLIS, Oregon - A medical examiner says Oregon State defensive tackle Fred Thompson who died during a basketball game had an enlarged heart. Thompson was playing basketball at Dixon Recreation Center on the university's campus when he collapsed. He was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. Dr. Karen Gunson said today that the 19-year-old had increased thickness of the ...
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Friday December 9, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Thursday December 8, 2011 at 5:14 p.m. Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to a call of shots fired on Albina north of Killingsworth across from PCC Cascade campus. Arriving officers located several shell casings in the PCC parking lot across the street from the campus to the west. The suspect vehicle is described by witnesses as a dark colored A ...

Thursday December 8, 2011
Medford man back in court over gold mining
MEDFORD, Oregon - A Southern Oregon gold miner is back in court on charges he fouled a salmon stream while mining illegally on federal land. Jury selection began Monday in U.S. District Court in Medford for Clifford Tracy of Gold Hill, who faces charges he failed to file the proper paperwork with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management before starting to mine, kept mining after he was told to stop, ...
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Thursday December 8, 2011
Occupy Eugene protest now a homeless camp
EUGENE, Oregon - What began seven weeks ago as a political protest in the spirit of Occupy Wall Street has turned into a downtown encampment of Eugene's homeless and street people. So far, the city has not moved to break up the Occupy Eugene encampment in Washington-Jefferson Park, as has happened in larger cities. Next week, an exemption from the law against camping in the park ends, as the ...
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Wednesday December 7, 2011
Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 212 over Highway 26 in Boring
BORING, Oregon - Two people were injured, one seriously, in a Tuesday morning two-vehicle traffic crash on an icy overpass along Highway 212 over Highway 26 in the Boring area. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation. OSP and ODOT reminds drivers to be on the lookout for icy spots, especially on overpasses, and to drive at speeds safe for the conditions on area roads. Accordi ...
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Wednesday December 7, 2011
Report: Woman jumps off I-5 bridge into the Willamette River
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Portland Fire and Rescue spokesman says several drivers reported that a woman parked her car on Interstate 5, then jumped off a city bridge into the Willamette River. Spokesman Paul Corah says a sonar search failed to find a body Tuesday evening. Multnomah County sheriff's crews continued searching the river. Corah says 911 callers said the woman parked on the southbound ...
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