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Thursday November 10, 2011
Driver flees crash, hits pole, dies
BOARDMAN, Oregon - Authorities say a driver fleeing an accident crashed a truck into a power pole along Interstate 84 near Boardman and died. The accident yesterday afternoon knocked out power to more than 3,000 members of Umatilla Electric Cooperative in parts of Boardman, Irrigon and the surrounding countryside. Power was restored later in the afternoon. The driver was not immediately id ...
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Thursday November 10, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - A 75-year-old Eugene man blamed for a wrong-way fatality on Interstate-105 was arraigned Wednesday in a Lane County Jail courtroom on manslaughter and drunken driving charges. Police say Eldridge McCoy Maready's three-quarter-ton pickup truck was going the wrong direction on the freeway Tuesday night near the Willamette River bridge when it collided with a subcompact, killing ...

Thursday November 10, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - A 13-year-old boy who was beaten and shot is the youngest gang-related death in Portland in a decade. Julio Cesar Marquez had a Facebook page under another name in which he bragged about gang-banging violence and talked about smoking marijuana and his time in juvenile detention. He was killed Sunday night. His body was found Monday morning in a northeast Portland alleywa ...

Wednesday November 9, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland-area congressional seat left vacant by a congressman's bizarre antics and a sex scandal is a step closer to being filled after Republican businessman Rob Cornilles and Democratic state Sen. Suzanne Bonamici easily won their parties' nominations. The nominees immediately set their sights on the real prize, a January special election to fill the nation's only uncl ...

Wednesday November 9, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland police say the death of a 13-year-old boy whose body was found by some school children is a homicide. The Oregon state medical examiner determined Tuesday that Julio Cesar Marquez died of multiple gunshot wounds and blunt force trauma. His body was found Monday morning along Northeast Halsey Street. Sgt. Pete Simpson says homicide detectives have no motive ...

Tuesday November 8, 2011
Woman raped on Portland State University campus
PORTLAND, Oregon - A 43-year-old woman who was sexually assaulted at Portland State University was not a student but the attack took place on campus. University security officers detained two men Saturday for Portland police. The woman was treated at a hospital. Police say the woman had been drinking and did not know the two men. The 30-year-od and 21-year-old men were arrested and booked ...
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Tuesday November 8, 2011
Vancouver man suing Portland police over arrest
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Vancouver man is suing the city of Portland and the police officers who arrested him when he refused to let them dig through his pockets. In the suit filed Monday in Multnomah County Circuit Court, the 31-year-old engineer, Jose Gasque, is seeking $180,000 for false imprisonment and malicious prosecution. He and a buddy were sitting on a curb in November 2009 when poli ...
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Tuesday November 8, 2011
KNAPPA, Oregon - The Oregon State Police say a 9-year-old boy has been killed trying to cross Highway 30 in Clatsop County near Astoria. The police said that witnesses reported the youth and an older sister ran between two pickup trucks Monday afternoon, and the sister made it to the other side of the road. The police said a pickup truck hit Austin Hennessee of Knappa. No citations hav ...

Monday November 7, 2011
Man attacks park rangers with knife in Portland's Forest Park
PORTLAND, Oregon - Yesterday, at about noon, Portland Police were called and responded to a report of male assaulting someone with a knife. The caller was in Forest Park on Wildwood Trail near Northwest Cornell Road. While officers were enroute to the area, additional information was broadcast that the suspect had chased after a Park Ranger and both had fallen down a 70' steep embankment. Once ...
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Monday November 7, 2011
Oregonians welcome mild autumn over rainy spring
EUGENE, Oregon - Farmers say a mild autumn has partially made up for Oregon's rainy spring, with late season sunshine bringing a happy ending to the 2011 growing season for most food crop farmers in the Willamette Valley. "Everything across the board ran two, three, four weeks later than usual because of the weather," Geoff Horning, executive director of the Agri-business Council of Oregon. ...
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Monday November 7, 2011
OREGON CITY, Oregon - A car crashed into a business in Oregon City Sunday night and knocked over a natural gas meter that fed a fire. Police say the driver was able to get out. Firefighters contained the damage to the exterior of the building until a Northwest Natural gas crew shut off the gas. The driver was reported in stable condition at a Portland hospital. ...

Monday November 7, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gas in Oregon is $3.73. That's down 4 cents in a week, but it's 32 cents higher than the national average and 76 cents higher than the price a year ago in the state. Some metro prices from Monday's AAA survey: Portland $3.70, Salem $3.67, Eugene-Springfield $3.77, Medford-Ashland $3.82. ...

Monday November 7, 2011
Suspicious Bend store manager helps catch suspects
BEND, Oregon - The general manager of a Bend store that buys and sells sporting goods got suspicious when two men came in, trying to sell seven brand new snowboards. Gear Peddler Manager Mike Prager found out they had been stolen in Beaverton. He managed to keep the suspects busy with paperwork Saturday until police arrived to make the arrest. Officers later found thousands of dollars of o ...
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Monday November 7, 2011
Man dressed as painter robs Eugene market
EUGENE, Oregon - A man who robbed a Eugene market Sunday evening could have been a painter. Police say he wore white painter-style pants, a paint-spattered sweatshirt, and a respirator that covered his nose and mouth. He also carried a 5-gallon paint bucket. He displayed a gun to the clerk at Irving Market and got away with cash. Police say all the paint gear may have been an elaborate ...
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Sunday November 6, 2011
Tony nominated musical, The Full Monty, comes to the Newport Performing Arts Center
PORTLAND, Oregon - Beginning November 11, 2011, The Red Octopus Theatre Company will present a smash hit musical comedy everyone can relate to in these tough economic times - THE FULL MONTY, written by Terrence McNally, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek. The show is directed and choreographed by recent transplant Darcy Hogan, with musical direction by Brad Capshaw, and will be performed Friday ...
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Sunday November 6, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - The dismissal of a lawsuit against two sheriff's deputies who fatally shot a Tigard teenager outside his home has been overturned after a panel of federal judges found that the facts in the case are in dispute. The case will return to Portland for a trial. Last year, a federal judge ruled deputies acted reasonably and did not violate 18-year-old Lukus Glenn's civil right ...

Saturday November 5, 2011
Man, woman found dead in Portland motel room
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland police say the deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found in a downtown motel room are considered suspicious. Lt. Robert King says motel staffers found the bodies Friday afternoon in a room at the EconoLodge on Fourth Avenue. Homicide detectives and a forensic team were called. The couple were not immediately identified. King says an autopsy is planned ...
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Friday November 4, 2011
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - It has been seven weeks now since 54-year-old Mark Bosworth disappeared from a small town in Southern Oregon while working as a volunteer for the Cycle Oregon bike tour. His wife, Julie, said Friday that while she and their two daughters hold out hope for his safe return, she recognizes that the mostly likely scenario is that the cancer that had struck twice before has cl ...

Friday November 4, 2011
MEDFORD, Oregon - Authorities say a suspect in a shooting in Central Point this week gave police the slip by providing false information at a hospital and then leaving before an officer knew he had been involved. Jackson County investigators says that 20-year-old Gabriel Perez of Medford is a gang member and sex offender. They say he was in a car Tuesday that crashed after a police chase. ...

Friday November 4, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Oregon - Police seized a high-powered slingshot they believe two teens used to break large windows during a vandalism spree in Springfield. The 16-year-old boys who were arrested with the slingshot late Wednesday are facing multiple counts of criminal mischief. At least a half-dozen homes had windows broken Wednesday evening by someone firing metal ball bearings out a car window. ...

Friday November 4, 2011
McMINNVILLE, Oregon - Oregon State Police say a big rig hauling 22 tons of valuable tuna rolls overturned, blocking a highway southwest of Portland for six hours. The refrigerator truck rolled onto its side Thursday morning as driver Mark Siroshton of Vancouver, Wash., was making a turn from Oregon Highway 18 onto northbound Highway 99W in McMinnville. Police said he was driving for Portland-b ...

Friday November 4, 2011
Portland man finds $11,000,000 Megabucks ticket in refrigerator
SALEM, Oregon - A Portland man found an Oregon Lottery ticket worth $21.8 million hanging on his refrigerator door. It had been there for three months. Leland Hanson tells lottery officials he was about to pay his veterinarian when he noticed the lottery tickets on his fridge and decided to see if there was a little extra money there. He found the July 30 Megabucks jackpot-winning ticket that ...
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Friday November 4, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - The University of Oregon says Occupy Eugene demonstrators have agreed to move off university property by Saturday night. A representative of the group said it will move to Washington-Jefferson Park over the weekend. The Occupy Wall Street supporters have previously camped on the downtown Park Blocks and then at Alton Baker Park. ...

Thursday November 3, 2011
Occupy Portland Organizers Have Problems with their website
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Occupy Portland organization of protesters are organizing for Bank Transfer Day on November 5th. However, it's not certain where exactly they are meeting, that is, until we posted this news story. It should not take such a story to get the information to their public supporters. The website www.occupyportland.org has a few major problems. While their site looks well orga ...
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Wednesday November 2, 2011
Bus fire on SB I-5 in Aurora disrupts traffic
AURORA, Oregon - A bus fire caused evening rush hour delays on southbound Interstate 5 south of Portland near Aurora. Oregon State Police say passengers on a Smart transit bus alerted their driver at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday that smoke was coming from the rear of the bus. The driver pulled over and evacuated the passengers as the fire grew. No one was injured but the bus was extensively damag ...
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Wednesday November 2, 2011
BEND, Oregon - An injured eagle that was revived by a Bend veterinarian last summer with mouth-to-beak resuscitation has been nursed back to health. The eagle named Patriot will never fly again because of the injuries suffered when he was hit by a car. He will have a permanent home at the Blue Mountain Wildlife Center in Pendleton. Patriot is having a graduation party Friday at the Sunrive ...

Wednesday November 2, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - Some Occupy Portland demonstrators admit that drug and alcohol use at Lownsdale and Chapman squares is becoming a problem. Some told KATU they are concerned drug users are taking away from the political message. Others say it's confined to a small area and that most demonstrators don't use drugs or alcohol. Others say just the mention of drugs is a way to move the subject ...

Wednesday November 2, 2011
Astoria teen accused of murder solicitation
ASTORIA, Oregon - Police in Astoria arrested a 16-year-old high school student accused of trying to recruit a friend to join him in a planned school shooting. The arrest came Monday after the 15-year-old friend showed school officials printed Facebook messages from the other teen. Astoria Deputy Police Chief Brad Johnston tells The Oregonian "this was not a single conversation about a fant ...
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Tuesday November 1, 2011
Portland Police Arrest Man Armed With A Hacksaw in Downtown Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - Yesterday afternoon, Monday October 31, 2011, at 4:56 p.m., Portland Police officers saw a man waving a hacksaw around trying to cut at the doors. As officers were enroute, dispatch broadcast that the man was going up to cars in the street, nearly getting hit, then began sawing at a car with the hacksaw. Officers contacted the victim and witnesses at Silver Dollar and learne ...
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Tuesday November 1, 2011
Court rules against cop, no crime to record officer's conversation
PORTLAND, Oregon - An Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that is was not a crime for a man to secretly record his encounter with a Eugene police officer. On Nov. 20, 2008, Shane Neff was stopped by local police due to incorrect computer data concerning his vehicle. Neff had committed no crime, nor any traffic infraction. As is customary in Oregon, when the police officer approached Neff's driver ...
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