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Monday October 31, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - Gasoline and diesel fuel purchases were off by more than 10 percent in the years 2004-2010 in Eugene, a city that wants to cut fossil fuel consumption in half by 2030. The drop in fuel consumption was notable in Oregon. Statewide and fuel purchases were down 1.5 percent in the period. In next-door Springfield, the drop was 5.6 percent. In Eugene, the percentage was 11.3. A ...

Monday October 31, 2011
MEDFORD, Oregon - After a long, cold spring and a crop late to ripen, generally sunny weather in October is helping Oregon growers bring in their wine grapes in good shape. In Southern Oregon, vineyard managers said they were relieved. At Del Rio Vineyards outside Gold Hill, Rob Wallace put it this way: "We got three weeks of sunshine that saved our bacon." Statewide, the chairman of t ...

Sunday October 30, 2011
Dozens of Occupy Portland protesters arrested
PORTLAND, Oregon - The arrests occurred thousands of miles apart, but the scenes were similar in Oregon and also in Texas early today. Police told Occupy demonstrators to leave protest sites. Those who refused were handcuffed and arrested in the dark of night. Authorities say protesters were trespassing and violating city rules. Demonstrators say authorities were infringing on protesters' right ...
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Sunday October 30, 2011
More than two dozen arrested in Jamison Square Related to Occupy Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - Early yesterday morning, Portland Police officers arrested more than two dozen people after they refused to leave Jamison Square Park (810 NW 11th Avenue) in Northwest Portland. Charges include Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, Interfering with a Police Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. The arrests occurred after numerous warnings to people remaining ...
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Saturday October 29, 2011
Bus driver kicks school girl off his bus
GLADSTONE, Oregon - 12-year-old Gladstone resident Danielle Gogas says she was kicked off a school bus and forced to find her own way home when she had no idea where she was. Because Danielle stayed after school for extra math credit, she took the different bus home. The bus usually drops her off about a block from her house and that's where she said she asked the bus driver to stop. However ...
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Saturday October 29, 2011
Occuy Portland march planned today in Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police are patrolling the movement today for a planned march to Jamison Square in the Pearl District. The march begins at 12:30 p.m. from Waterfront Park to Jamison Square. Officials gave a stern warning against expansion and camping in other parks. Occupy Portland group the protest on October 6 with speeches, marches, and rallies with the Occupy Wall Street movement. ...
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Saturday October 29, 2011
Portland police officer pleads not guilty to assault
PORTLAND, Oregon - James Botaitis, 38, a Portland police officer who was accused of threatening the boyfriend of his estranged wife with a gun pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree assault with a deadly weapon, first-degree burglary and harassment. He is a 10-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau. Trial was set for Jan. 23, with a hearing on Dec. 12. Botaitis was arrested Mond ...
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Saturday October 29, 2011
Small plane hits sagebrush, flips in Oregon landing
ALFALFA, Oregon - Central Oregon sheriff's officers say a single-engine light plane that lost power and attempted an emergency landing on a primitive road was doing fine until the landing gear hit a big clump of sagebrush. The plane flipped over and came to rest upside down but the three men on board climbed out unhurt. Crook County Sheriff Jim Hensley says the Cessna Sky Wagon was en route to ...
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Friday October 28, 2011
BEND, Oregon - The Bulletin newspaper in Bend has sued Deschutes County District Attorney Patrick Flaherty for records of the job applications of two lawyers he hired in July. The paper reported it first asked for the applications in July, and Flaherty has twice rejected the requests. It went to court Wednesday. Bulletin Editor-in-Chief John Costa says the public has an interest in knowing ...

Friday October 28, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Thursday, October 27, 2011, at 11:24 p.m. Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to a car versus a motorcycle on Southeast 72nd Avenue at Southeast Carlton Street. Arriving officers requested the Traffic Division Major Crash Team respond. The investigation revealed that the motorcycle was northbound on 72nd Avenue. The driver of the car was proceeding ea ...

Thursday October 27, 2011
DUII Driver Seriously Injured in Collision With Fire Truck at Separate Crash Scene near Winston
PORTLAND,Oregon - State Police are investigating two serious injury traffic crashes that happened Thursday night at the same scene on Highway 42 at Grange Road near Winston. The second injury crash occurred when an intoxicated driver collided into the rear of a Winston-Dillard Fire District truck after it arrived at the scene of the first crash. On October 26, 2011 at approximately 8:10 p.m. a ...
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Thursday October 27, 2011
Clerk stabbed during Robbery at Jazimes Deli in Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland released two photos of two suspects and they are asking for the public's help in identifying the two suspects who were involved in the October 24, 2011 Robbery that occurred at Jazimes Deli in the 9300 block of North Whitaker Road. The White male suspect walked inside the Deli from the stolen car , looked inside, and left. Immediately, the Hispanic suspect came insi ...
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Thursday October 27, 2011
Portland man gets 20 years for sex trafficking 13-year-old girl
PORTLAND, Oregon - A 23-year-old man who pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a minor was sentenced Wednesday in Portland to 20 years in federal prison. The case against Jefferson Bryant Davis involved a 13-year-old girl who turned herself into authorities last year while working in Los Angeles as a prostitute. She said Davis forced her to work as a prostitute in Washington, Oregon, California ...
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Thursday October 27, 2011
BEND, Oregon - A woman accused of embezzling $340,000 from a Toyota dealership in Bend pleaded guilty to theft and computer crimes and was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison. Sandra Elizabeth Rose took money over 10 years while working at Toyota-Scion of Bend. She apologized in Deschutes County Circuit Court and has already paid $45,000 in restitution. ...

Thursday October 27, 2011
Family suit filed over high school football concussion
MEDFORD, Oregon - A lawsuit says a junior varsity football player in Medford was sent back into a game after suffering a concussion and has permanent brain damage. The suit says Nicholas Harris was a sophomore in 2009 when he was injured in a game between his North Medford team and crosstown rival South Medford. The suit says he was hit twice and told coaches he had a concussion, but they ...
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Thursday October 27, 2011
MEDFORD, Oregon - Federal agents and police say members of a crime family that sold drugs throughout the Rogue Valley are now in prison. The head of the group, Victor Valencia of Ashland, has been sentenced to 15 years. An investigation involving wiretaps and undercover drug buys resulted in his arrest a year ago. Agents say Valencia used family and friends to distribute methamphetamine, c ...

Wednesday October 26, 2011
Salem police prepare for Halloween dress rehearsal
The Salem Police Department is in full preparation for its annual Halloween Dress Rehearsal, Saturday, October 29, 2011, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Parents are invited to bring their children in costume for an afternoon of fun and rehearsing to be safe for Halloween night. In its sixth year, the event draws families from all over Salem to have an afternoon of fun with police officers and other local par ...
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Wednesday October 26, 2011
Highway 20 Crash Leaves One Dead, Two Injured
Near Eddyville, Oregon - An Albany man died and two others were seriously injured Wednesday morning after two vehicles collided head-on on Highway 20, about two miles east of Eddyville. Oregon State Police say 62-year-old Edward Randolph Johnston was traveling eastbound and attempted to pass another vehicle using the westbound lane. 26-year-old Joseph Oliver Ernst was driving westbound, repo ...
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Wednesday October 26, 2011
Traffic Stop Leads to discovery of 8 lbs of Marijuana
LAKE CITY, Oregon - An Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper's traffic stop last Thursday on Highway 395 north of Lakeview in Lake County led to the arrest of an Idaho man after trooper discovered over 8 pounds of marijuana inside the man's van. OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation. According to Sergeant Steve Yates, on October 20, 2011 at approximately 10:06 a.m. an OSP tr ...
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Wednesday October 26, 2011
Oregon State Police Accepting Online Applications For Future Trooper Positions
For the first time in the Department's history, the Oregon State Police (OSP) will be exclusively using an electronic application system to accept applications from men and women interested in a future career as an OSP trooper. Electronic applications will be received starting October 25, 2011 through the State of Oregon's E-Recruit system, a new electronic application system that all branches of ...
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Wednesday October 26, 2011
Smithfield and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) will donate 100,000 servings of protein to the Portland Police Sunshine Division on Thursday, October 27, at 10:30 a.m. Smithfield and the UFCW will address the need for hunger relief in the Portland area and will continue their efforts coast-to-coast to donate and deliver more than 1,600,000 pounds of protein (more than 6,400, ...

Wednesday October 26, 2011
AFL-CIO march scheduled today in Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - Today, Wednesday October 26, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. AFL-CIO will have a rally followed by a march. The march is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. The march begins at Directors Park and is supposed to end at Pioneer Court House Square. ...
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Wednesday October 26, 2011
Brother arrested in slaying of Grants Pass couple
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Police have arrested a relative of the couple shot dead at their home in the Southern Oregon community Merlin. Josephine County sheriff's deputies say 57-year-old Gary Lyle Goins was arrested on aggravated murder charges Tuesday at his home in Placerville, Calif. Deputies say he is the brother of Dennis Goins, who was found at his home on Monday along with his wife, Sus ...
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Tuesday October 25, 2011
At least one person killed after two planes collide over Champoeg State Park
CHAMPOEG STATE PARK, Oregon - Two planes collided midair in a horrific explosion over Champoeg State Park near Newberg, killing one person this afternoon around 4 P.M. I was there as a visitor to the park, not as a journalist. Fortunately, I had my HD video camera and was able to remain in the park to get more information: One plane was able to make an emergency landing nearby in an irrigat ...
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Tuesday October 25, 2011
Two women go to jail for letting old horse starve
ROSEBURG, Oregon - Two Douglas County women have been sentenced to jail for allowing an old horse with special dietary needs to starve. 50-year-old Teresa Ann Dicke was sentenced Tuesday to eight months and 49-year-old Linda Diane Fessenden to 90 days. The horse was an old mare that could not digest hay, and had to be fed special feed pellets soaked in mush. It was named Molly but became k ...
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Tuesday October 25, 2011
Judge overturns death sentence in 1993 Ore. case
EUGENE, Oregon - A judge has overturned the death sentence in the 1993 slaying of a Springfield boat builder killed by a homeless woman he'd given shelter to and her boyfriend. A new jury will be called to hear sentencing arguments in the case of 53-year-old Jeffrey Dale Tiner. Judge Frank Bearden said Tiner's lawyers failed to call two witnesses favorable to Tiner and to give him proper a ...
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Tuesday October 25, 2011
Time for Public Banks
Ten days into the Occupy Wall Street protests, I wrote letters to the editor of several papers complaining about the lack of mainstream media coverage. By the time that letter was printed, they finally got to the story, to their credit. There are now "Occupy" actions taking place in 1,482 cities across the country (as tracked at OccupyTogether.org), including in my own town of Arcata in Humbold ...
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Tuesday October 25, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - A woman who had sex with a Multnomah County sheriff's deputy is suing the county for as much as $360,000. In the suit filed Friday in Multnomah County Circuit the woman says she requires counseling. Although she wasn't physically forced to have sex she says the contact was not consensual because the deputy had the authority to send her to jail. He was supervising the woman ...

Tuesday October 25, 2011
Eugene council OKs Occupy park camp until Dec. 15
EUGENE, Oregon - The Eugene City Council voted Monday night to allow the Occupy Eugene group to camp at a city park until Dec. 15. The council voted to classify the demonstration as a special event — an exemption from the city's ban on camping in parks. The vote also gave the city manager authority to revoke the permission if he determines the camp is a risk to public health or safety. Three ...
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Tuesday October 25, 2011
Workers to destroy chemical weapons at Umatilla Chemical Depot
Workers at a Northwest chemical weapons depot are expected to begin incinerating the last of the U.S. chemical weapons stored there. The federal government began storing conventional weapons and military supplies at northeast Oregon's Umatilla Chemical Depot 70 years ago. Chemical weapons were added to storage there in the 1960s. At one time, the depot held 12 percent of the original stockpi ...
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