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Tuesday February 9, 2010 - Times viewed: 7903
Oregon State Police nab big pot bust during routine traffic stop.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police say a trooper who pulled over a car in southern Oregon for multiple traffic violations found 113 pounds of marijuana worth about $300,000. The pop was neatly packaged in the trunk.

Sgt. Julie Wilcox said that shortly before noon, a trooper stopped a 2008 Mazda heading north on Highway 97 about 18 miles north of Klamath Falls, after the driv ...
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Monday February 8, 2010 - Times viewed: 7917
Man feeding parking meter  gets fined for harassment.
EUGENE, Oregon -- Ben Bond from Eugene pleaded not guilty to obstruction of government or judicial administration in municipal court this past week involving parking meters. Or perhaps the fine was for talking too loud.

"I was just trying to keep a couple people from getting tickets," said Bond. He said he witnessed a parking officerAllpreparing to write a ticket for a car p ...
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Saturday February 6, 2010 - Times viewed: 7962
Day Care woman sentenced to prison for inflicting permanent brain damage.
HILLSBORO -- A former day care owner was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison today for shaking a 6-month-old baby girl and causing permanent brain damage.

Kathy Goodin, 54, was convicted Tuesday and sentenced to more than seven years in prison for shaking 6-month-old Jessie Fleming in 2008, causing her permanent brain damage. Washington County Circuit Court Judge Rick Knapp called it a &q ...
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Friday February 5, 2010 - Times viewed: 7951
Legalizing marijuana in Oregon
PORTLAND, Oregon - Should liquor be legal and marijuana illegal? State budgets in Oregon and Washington face gaping holes and advocates of legalizing marijuana say taxing pot can help fill those holes.

Backers of this Initiative say their plan would send 90 percent of the proceeds from the state's sale of marijuana to Oregon's General Fund, which could lower the state tax burden significant ...
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Thursday February 4, 2010 - Times viewed: 7901
Oregon girl is daughter of man who crashed  into Nevada casino
Portland – A daughter of a 70-year-old Washington state man says she's stunned to hear her father was driving the speeding vehicle that crashed into a southern Nevada casino, killing two people and injuring at least eight.

Laura White of Portland said today that her father, Walter Melvin McGie Jr., is friendly and outgoing, and must be devastated to have been involved in the Wednesda ...
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Thursday February 4, 2010 - Times viewed: 7817
Grand Jury to investigate Portland police killing of unarmed man
February 4, 2010

PORTLAND, Ore. - The killing of an unarmed man last Friday has created a controversy in the Portland community and prompted a grand jury investigation. Witnesses and residents are talking about the killing of an unarmed 25-year-old man and say the man was cooperating with police, had his hands over his head or on top of his head as requested but police officer Ronald Frash ...
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Monday February 1, 2010 - Times viewed: 7988
Truck runs over and kills toddler in stroller
TANGENT, Oregon - A commercial truck hit and killed a child in a jogging stroller on Highway 99E, between Corvallis and Lebanon.

The accident happened at about 10 a.m. Monday, near the intersections of Highway 99E and Old Highway 34 - near Tangent, west of I-5.

Police say 35-year-old Courtney Ayer was pushing her son's stroller while she jogged southward, in the northbound sidewalk. ...
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Friday January 29, 2010 - Times viewed: 7921
Man uses   finger to rob Beaverton Plaid Pantry
BEAVERTON – Police say a man used his finger and stole a small amount of cash and lottery tickets from a convenience store on Wednesday morning.

The unidentified man did not have a weapon or claim he had one, said Beaverton Police Detective Pam Yazzolino.

The man came into the store at 13875 SW Farmington Rd. at about 3:30 in the morning and walked behind the counter then d ...
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Friday January 29, 2010 - Times viewed: 7891
Portland man dies after setting himself on fire
PORTLAND, Ore. - A man poured gasoline over his body then set himself on fire outside Nicholas Ungar Furs at 12th and Yamhill Wednesday morning. Police used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. 26-year-old Daniel Schaull later died from his injuries at the hospital, police said. Schaull was pronounced dead last night at a local Portland hospital.

Firefighters arrived just after 11 a.m ...
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Thursday January 28, 2010 - Times viewed: 7957
Oregon & Washington get $600 million for high-speed trains
Oregon & Washington get $600 million for high-speed trains

January 28, 2010

WASHINGTON -- High-speed rail projects in Oregon and Washington are among the big winners of $8 billion in grants -- the start of what some Democrats tout as a national rail-building program that could rival the interstate highways begun in the Eisenhower era.

Thirteen rail corridors in 31 states ...
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Wednesday January 27, 2010 - Times viewed: 7869
Oregon says yes to taxing wealthy, businesses
Oregon has set aside its history of shooting down tax increases on statewide ballots, with voters endorsing higher taxes on businesses and the rich amid a brutal economic slump.

Democrats in the Oregon Legislature made it as easy as they could for the voters to raise taxes on somebody else, and the electorate responded Tuesday by approving Measures 66 and 67.

The increases approved ...
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Saturday January 23, 2010 - Times viewed: 8000
SEATTLE - At question across the United states is police brutality, arrogance, and indifference to citizens. In this case, a King County jury was unable to reach a verdict of former King County deputy Paul Schene who was fired for policy violations as well assault on a 15 year old girl in lock up on November. 29, 2008. On Friday, a mistrial was declared after the jury reported to the judge that th ...
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Friday January 22, 2010 - Times viewed: 7890
Oregon man killed as he stops to help crash victims
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - Forest Grove police say one person has been killed in a crash involving multiple vehicles on Highway 47.

Witnesses told police that the deceased man was initially not involved and had stopped to render aid when he was struck by another vehicle and killed.

The crash took place Friday at about 7 a.m. about two miles from Forest Grove at the intersection of Highwa ...
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Wednesday January 20, 2010 - Times viewed: 8610
The Portland Park Plaza Apartments has bed bugs, students sue
PORTLAND, Oregon -- An infestation of bed bugs at the Park Plaza Apartments has Portland State senior Jeff Rudnicky and others quite upset.

Last Halloween, Jeff and his girlfriend moved into the Park Plaza right off campus. He first thought the apartments were great but his girlfriend woke one morning to nasty bites all over her body.

"She was covered in red, nasty hives so she ...
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Tuesday January 19, 2010 - Times viewed: 7951
Portland Man Dies After 4-Story Fall From Hotel
A man died Tuesday morning after falling four stories from a northeast Portland hotel. The 20-year-old man fell from a room at the Inn at the Convention Center on Northeast Grand Avenue and Holladay Street, according to a Portland police sergeant. He landed on the sidewalk below.

Officers said a Good Samaritan rushed over to the man and began to perform CPR. Police and paramedics soon arr ...
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Sunday January 17, 2010 - Times viewed: 8032
14-year-old boy hit by car slowly recovering
ALOHA, Ore. – A dangerous Tualatin Valley Highway intersection between Beaverton and Aloha will get its new pedestrian traffic signal one year ahead of schedule.

The decision was made at an Oregon Transportation Commission meeting Thursday. The move pushes up construction from 2012 to 2011 of a $1.2 million pedestrian-activated traffic signal project at Northwest 178th Avenue, which ...
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Sunday January 17, 2010 - Times viewed: 7942
Heroic Grandfather Burned While Saving Grandson From Fire
January 17, 2010PORTLAND, Ore. - Jim Smith Charged Into Burning House To Save Sleeping 6-Year-Old.The children are safe while a La Grande man is in a burn unit after risking his life to save his grandchild from a burning house Monday night. Jim Smith is recovering at Legacy Emanuel Hospital from burns to the top of his head, face, arms and 70 percent of his back after charging into the blaze on As ...
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Wednesday January 13, 2010 - Times viewed: 7913
Portland  woman ready to travel to  devastated Haiti
PORTLAND, Ore. - Local relief volunteers and staff are ready for the trip to earthquake ravaged Haiti, and one local aid worker is preparing herself to deal with the emotional scene she’s expecting to see. “The one thing that I have found over the years, you go in with adrenaline,” said aid worker Cassandra Nelson of Mercy Corps. “We are going there with a job and mission w ...
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Tuesday January 12, 2010 - Times viewed: 7877
Sandy couple charged with murdering young child
SANDY, Oregon - Clackamas County deputies arrested a man and woman Sunday night, accusing them of murdering the man's three-year-old daughter. Monday, the girl was identified as Alexis Marie Pounder. The Medical Examiner states that she died of physical and nutritional child abuse. Saturday, deputies were sent to investigate a disturbance at 22050 SE Cottontail Lane in Sandy. When they arrived ...
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Saturday January 9, 2010 - Times viewed: 7869
Salem passenger on Hawaiian flight faces federal charges
Federal authorities filed a criminal complaint Friday against a 56-year-old man whose scrawled note invoking "Gilligan's Island" led a Hawaiian Airlines pilot to turn around a Maui-bound flight and return Wednesday to Portland, Oregon.

Joseph Hedlund Johnson, of Salem, Oregon, was charged with the federal crime of interference with the performance and duties of a flight crew membe ...
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Friday January 8, 2010 - Times viewed: 7872
TriMet driver had suspended license while piloting city bus
PORTLAND, Ore. - A TriMet bus ran a red light in southeast Portland and it was all caught on camera, but that wasn't the worst of it. It turned out the bus driver, Nancy Amburgey, was driving with a suspended license that had not been valid since August of 2008. Two weeks later, Amburgey is back on her route for TriMet after going to court, paying her fines and getting her license reinstated. A ...
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Thursday January 7, 2010 - Times viewed: 7885
Record unemployment in Portland Metro last year
The Portland Metro area lost approximately 52,200 jobs in 2008, or about 5 percent of the total jobs in the area, according to newly-released statistics from the Department of Labor.

Federal labor analysts estimated that on Jan. 1, 2008 there were 1.04 million jobs in the metropolitan area, including Beaverton, but that by year's end only 982,400 remained.

Nationally, 99 of the natio ...
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Wednesday January 6, 2010 - Times viewed: 7852
Man falls onto Trimet  tracks, departing train passes over him
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- A 21-year-old man suffered minor injuries after he fell onto light-rail tracks and lay flat as a departing train passed over him, TriMet officials said.

Keoki Rosimo and his friends had just gotten off the MAX at the Sunset Transit Center platform at about 1 a.m. Thursday when Rosimo fell, Beaverton police said. TriMet surveillance video showed the group playfully pushin ...
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Tuesday January 5, 2010 - Times viewed: 7983
Clackamas teenage girl attacked, her  hair cut by strange man
17 year old Ariel Chrisman wasn't really prepared for what happened to her the afternoon of December 12th. She says she was dressed in sweats and was only going into the mall to collect a paycheck.  Then she thought she had static electricity in her hair from the escalator ride but she says two guys riding in the opposite direction told her a man was cutting her hair. "I didn't know ...
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Monday January 4, 2010 - Times viewed: 7862
Body found in Portland shed may be missing woman
PORTLAND, Ore. -- An autopsy conducted Monday proved to be inconclusive after human remains were found in a shed in southeast Portland. Officers were called to the 14700 block of Southeast Rhone Street at 11:45 a.m. Saturday to investigate the death. A person living at a home in the area directed police to a shed holding the remains of an unidentified person. The address where the body was found i ...
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Saturday January 2, 2010 - Times viewed: 7849
Northwest girl in  Port Angeles  faces challenges
PORT ANGELES, Wash. -- With her big blue eyes and blond hair in perky ponytails, 3-year-old River Larson elicits comments from strangers wherever she goes. "People will say things like, 'Is she a little person? Then add, 'she's cute, though,'" said her mother, Andrea Larson. At 31 inches tall and 31 pounds, with an oversized head and short arms, it's readily apparent that River is a &quo ...
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Tuesday December 29, 2009 - Times viewed: 7894
Police search for  the 'Pizza Bandit'
The man pictured in the photo has robbed two pizza stores on the same night and police are hoping to get information that will help track him down.

This robbery happened Sunday, Dec. 13 around 5:23 p.m. at the Pizza Hut at 1747 S.E. 122nd.

According to police, a man armed with a handgun entered the store, jumped over the counter, made threats and demanded money.

Later that eve ...
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Monday December 28, 2009 - Times viewed: 7878
50 criminal charges against  Tigard man
A 34-year-old Tigard man faces more than 50 criminal charges in what Washington County sheriff’s detectives say was a prolific car and home break-in spree that began in July in neighborhoods around Tigard and Bull Mountain.

Tad Williams, who has been in the Washington County Jail since Dec. 11, was charged Tuesday, Dec. 23, with 51 counts, including first-degree burglary, being a felo ...
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Saturday December 26, 2009 - Times viewed: 7962
Oregon man arrested for murdering mother on Christmas Day
41-year-old Michael Scott Bighaus from Sandy was arrested by Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies for the murder of his mother. She was killed by a large-caliber rifle bullet on Christmas Day.

Bighaus was taken into custody at about 5:50 a.m. when he returned to the house on East Fernwood Circle where, just about 12 hours earlier, he was accused of shooting his mother with a large-cali ...
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Friday December 25, 2009 - Times viewed: 8141
Jar Of Money Left On Family's Doorstep brings Christmas joy
An anonymous donor left a jar of money on a doorstep Tuesday night and made the holidays a bit brighter for one Portland family. Kim Ruff said she was walking out to her car in northeast Portland when she stumbled across the jar, which contained an estimated one year's worth of spare change.

The jar sat in a gift bag that had been wrapped with a ribbon and was accompanied by a note. The no ...
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