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Tuesday October 25, 2011
MEDFORD, Oregon - A credit union in Southern Oregon reports a spike in new accounts that appears related to local Occupy Wall Street demonstrators urging people to move their money out of big banks that got federal bailouts. Rogue Federal Credit Union President Gene Pelham said that the demonstrations "definitely have some sort of role in all of this." Pellham says the thrift saw 1,000 new ...

Tuesday October 25, 2011
LA GRANDE, Oregon - The school superintendent in La Grande has banned a pit bull that was being used to teach kindergartners how to avoid dog bites. Superintendent Larry Glaze says pit bulls are aggressive and shouldn't be in the schools. The president of the local humane association says that's dog discrimination — arguing that an individual animal shouldn't be judged by its breed. The b ...

Tuesday October 25, 2011
Officers cleared in shooting of Myrtle Creek man
ROSEBURG, Oregon - Investigators in Douglas County say a man distraught about the breakup of his marriage wrote suicide notes before he pointed a gun at the Myrtle Point police chief and was killed by shots from two officers. On Monday, authorities released details of the shooting, saying that 58-year-old John Babcock was hit three times in gunfire that the grand jury has found justified. ...
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Monday October 24, 2011
Body recovered from Willamette river near Terminal 1
On October 23,2011 at about 9:30 A.M., Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies recovered the body of a deceased adult male from the Willamette near Terminal 1. Portland Fire Bureau (PFB) personnel on PFB boat Campbell out training saw the body in the river and called for Sheriff's Office response. River Patrol deputies transported the body to the 2200 NW Front Avenue boat ra ...
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Monday October 24, 2011
Hillsboro Police Investigate Criminal Mischief/Hate Crime
Hillsboro Police are investigating a criminal mischief/hate crime whereby the suspect(s) spray-painted racial slurs on the victim's truck. Hillsboro police were called to the area of SE 73rd Avenue and SE Wrenfield St. on 10/23/11 at 7:30 AM at the report of a woman discovering that her family's Ford truck was vandalized while parked in the driveway of their home. The victim reported that the ...
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Monday October 24, 2011
Injury Traffic Crash - Interstate 205 near Johnson Creek south of Portland
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into a two vehicle hit-and-run injury traffic crash that occurred Sunday afternoon in the southbound lanes of Interstate 205 near Johnson Creek Boulevard. One driver was arrested after leaving the scene. Names and additional information are provided in this update. According to Trooper Dessa DeForest, on October 23, 2011 at ap ...
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Monday October 24, 2011
Shooting in North Portland is now a homicide
Update: Tragically this shooting has become a homicide. 25-year-old Deandre Clark died just after midnight today, Monday, October 24, 2011. There will be an autopsy scheduled today and more details regarding the cause of death will be released at that time. On Friday, October 21, 2011 at about 10:10 p.m. Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to call of shots fired o ...
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Monday October 24, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - The Eugene City Council is debating at Monday's meeting whether to give Occupy Eugene demonstrators an exemption to camp out at the downtown Alton Baker Park. Camping is against city code, but the city council has the power to exempt special events. ...

Monday October 24, 2011
'Reptile Man' captures alligator in Gresham pond
GRESHAM, Oregon - A man known as the Reptile Man jumped into a Gresham pond Sunday to capture a young alligator. Richard Richey took the gator to his home in Colton. He says he's licensed to keep and transport exotic reptiles. He holds reptile shows around the Northwest. The Oregonian reports that Multnomah County Animal Control had been trying to capture the alligator since it was reporte ...
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Sunday October 23, 2011
Ex-boyfriend who committed suicide identified
On Friday October 21, 2011 at 5:54 p.m. Portland Police Officers assigned to East Precinct responded to a call of shots fired at a residence in the 13500 block of Southeast Salmon Street. Arriving officers learned that the suspect, 43-year-old Joshua Stallings, was the ex-boyfriend of a woman who lived at the residence. Apparently Stallings was despondent and came to residence with gun and thr ...
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Sunday October 23, 2011
U.S. Marine hiker mistakenly shot by bear hunter at Silver Creek Falls
SUBLIMITY, Oregon - A U.S. Marine Corps Reserves was shot and killed at Silver Creek Falls Park Falls after authorities say a hunter mistook him for a bear. Christopher Ochoa, a 20-year-old from French Camp, California, and a friend were hiking through a field in near Silver Creek Falls Park on Friday evening. Ochoa was wearing dark-colored clothing when an Oregon man hunting for bear with h ...
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Sunday October 23, 2011
Creswell High School coach fired after hazing incident
CRESWELL, Oregon - A high school soccer coach in Creswell, Ore., has been fired after four players on the team reportedly yanked down the shorts on two younger players. Creswell High School Principal Gary Mounce confirmed Saturday he fired Thomas Carroll, who has coached boys' soccer at the school for the years. Mounce also removed volunteer assistant Juan Ayala. Last week, Mounce disc ...
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Sunday October 23, 2011
3 rescued after boat sinks near Coos Bay
COOS BAY, Oregon - Three men have been rescued from waters near Coos Bay this morning after a fishing boat hit the ground in shallow waters and began sinking. The Coast Guard responded to a mayday call from a 57-foot wooden fishing boat at 5:20 a.m. Sunday. The boat hit the ground about 800 yards north of the North Jetty. The men were taken to the Coast Guard's North Bend station. ...
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Saturday October 22, 2011
Man found fatally shot in Marion County
SUBLIMITY, Oregon - Marion County, Ore., sheriff's officers responding to a report that a male hunter had been shot in the mountains near Silver Creek Falls Park found a man dead. Sheriff's spokesman Don Thomson said no information was immediately available about the man found Friday evening. Deputies are interviewing several other people who were hunting in the area near Sublimity. Dispa ...
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Saturday October 22, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - One of two suspects in a Northwest killing spree that left four people dead wrote in a letter to a newspaper that they killed the last victim, in California, because he was "non-white." The Oregonian reports it received the letter discussing the killing from David "Joey" Pedersen. According to the newspaper, Pedersen wrote that he and his girlfriend, Holly Grigsby, were lo ...

Friday October 21, 2011
Today Oregon commemorates the 150th anniversary of the death of U.S. Senator Edward D. Baker
Today, Oregon observed the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, and the death of the "Grey Eagle of Mount Hood". Three ceremonies were planned, one on the east coast, and two in Salem and Portland, Oregon. The Oregon Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is involved with all three of the events, starting with the Friday, October 21, 2011 memorial event being held in Salem, Oregon at th ...
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Friday October 21, 2011
Eugene dentist promises cash for Halloween candy
EUGENE, Oregon - A Eugene orthodontist says he'll give more than a dollar for every pound of candy turned in to his office after Halloween. Dr. W. Gray Grieve says says overconsumption of sugar is a serious health risk so he'll contribute another buck per pound to a nonprofit group that provides assistance to children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. The ca ...
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Friday October 21, 2011
Attacker flees after Talent woman uses speed-dial to call police
TALENT, Oregon - The police chief in the southern Oregon town of Talent says a young woman's quick cell phone call may have saved her when she was attacked near a park. Chief Mike Moran says the 18-year-old woman had her cell phone in her hand as she walked back from meeting a friend on Oct. 13. When a man suddenly appeared and grabbed her by the neck, she managed to hit a speed-dial button th ...
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Friday October 21, 2011
NEWPORT, Oregon - A surfer says a shark took a bite out of his surfboard Thursday afternoon off Newport. On October 10th a surfer at Seaside said he was knocked off his board by a great white shark and landed on the back of the shark for a few seconds as it swam off. Bobby Gumm took his board to Ocean Pulse Surboards in Newport and showed employees how a large piece was bitten off. He w ...

Friday October 21, 2011
Mayor Sam Adams on trade mission to China, Japan
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Mayor Sam Adams is on a 10-day trade mission to China and Japan. His office says he departed Thursday for Shanghai, Suzhou (Su-Ju), Hong Kong and Tokyo. He'll be joined by Oregon companies promoting clean technology exports and seeking investments in Portland Suzhou, located in the Shanghai region, is Portland's sister city. ...
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Thursday October 20, 2011
CRESWELL, Oregon - Four Creswell High School soccer players who yanked down the shorts on two younger players have been disciplined for hazing. Principal Gary Mounce said he concluded nothing criminal had occurred and did not ask the Lane County sheriff's office to investigate. The harassment happened Saturday on a bus ride after a game. ...

Wednesday October 19, 2011
Umatilla police arrest 2, third suspect sought in beating
UMATILLA, Ore. — Police in Umatilla say they're looking for a suspect in a beating death. So far, two people are in custody. Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus said Wednesday the public is not in danger from a third suspect. The paper says police records show a 911 caller at a truck stop police Tuesday night that a boy was lying in the middle of the street and several young men had ...
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Wednesday October 19, 2011
Gardeners angry over wandering deer; Ashland counts animals to see if numbers are rising
ASHLAND, Oregon - The city of Ashland in Southern Oregon is known for its Shakespeare festival and as the home of Southern Oregon University. Some city residents know it as a place in the mountains where they have to build fences 6 to 12 feet high to keep the deer out of the vegetables — or give up gardening entirely. City officials haven't proposed any plans to reduce the number of deer in tow ...
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Wednesday October 19, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - It was the similarities more than the differences that defined the only televised debate by three Oregon Democrats hoping to replace former U.S. Rep. David Wu. The candidates agreed Tuesday night that their top priority would be finding ways to bring more jobs to the 1st District, and they all called for more spending on roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects. Di ...

Wednesday October 19, 2011
Death row dog missing from Albany pet hotel
ALBANY, Oregon - Blue the dog had spent his days locked up in the Albany Pet Hotel, waiting while his death sentence is appealed. Now police say someone climbed the fence at the hotel, smashed a window and helped Blue the dog escape death row. Albany police Lt. Casey Dorland said Monday that the only thing reported missing from the kennel is the fugitive canine. Police believe he was taken sometim ...
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Wednesday October 19, 2011
Last night, at 9:00 p.m., Portland Police officers working in the area of the "Occupy Portland" encampment at Lownsdale Square were notified that a 9-year-old girl was missing and hadn't been seen for approximately 2 hours. Officers received information that the girl was possibly with an adult female who was doing art with the child in the "art tent" at "Occupy Portland." The adult female was know ...

Wednesday October 19, 2011
Portland Police Arrest Suspected Drug Dealer at Occupy Portland Encampment
Yesterday at 3:14 p.m., Portland Police officers working the area of the "Occupy Portland" encampment at Chapman Park observed a man whom they thought was drinking alcohol in the park. Officers approached the man who concealed the glass container he was holding. Officers asked the man to walk out of the park with them to talk more privately. The man voluntarily walked out of the park with the ...
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Tuesday October 18, 2011
MEDICAL EXAMINER DETERMINES CAUSE OF DEATH IN LIDIYA RUSSU CASE
PORTLAND, Oregon - Following the recent recovery of the body of 47-year-old Lidiya Russu, of Southeast Portland, the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has determined that Mrs. Russu's death was caused by hypothermia. No evidence of homicidal violence was detected. Mrs. Russu was reported missing to the Portland Police Bureau, on Thursday night, October 6, 2011, after she was last seen leav ...
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Monday October 17, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - Property tax bills will be mailed soon, and collections are expected to have decreased in parts of Central Oregon, where housing values have dramatically fallen. Counties and cities foresee a decline in revenue for the first time since 1997. Deschutes County expects collections to be down about 2 percent, for example. By contrast, assessors in the Portland and even as fa ...

Monday October 17, 2011
Man reported killed in Salem apartment shooting
SALEM, Oregon - Detectives in Marion County say they have interviewed what they call people of interest in an investigation of a shooting death in an apartment. The body was found Sunday morning after neighbors reported hearing gunshots. The victim's identity was withheld until the family is notified. ...
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