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Tuesday May 31, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - A Republican state lawmaker is challenging a proposed $2 million campaign to promote carpooling in Oregon. The Oregonian reports that freshman state Rep. Mike McLane of Powell Butte says that money could be better spent on transportation for seniors and people with disabilities. The newspaper says the 46-year-old McLane is taking on some powerful lobbyists whose clients contr ...

Tuesday May 31, 2011
Oregon National Guard soldiers who have lost a sibling in combat would not have to be deployed, under a measure unanimously passed Tuesday by the state Senate. Under the measure, the Adjutant General will have to notify the governor if a unit is deploying that has a soldier whose brother or sister was killed in service. Current military regulations require a soldier request a waiver to not be d ...

Saturday May 28, 2011
Crash on TV Highway Sends Five to Area Hospitals
On Friday, May 27, 2011, at 5:54 p.m., Sheriff's deputies responded to a two-car-crash near the intersection of SW Tualatin Valley Highway and SW 198th Avenue. There were several people injured including three children that were transported to area hospitals. Deputies investigating the crash determined that 30-year-old Jesse Manchester of Beaverton was pulling out of the McDonalds Parking lot ...
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Saturday May 28, 2011
Trial opens for Oregon couple over child health care
OREGON CITY, Oregon - A prosecutor charged Friday that an Oregon City couple watched a growth over their infant daughter's left eye balloon into a golf ball-sized bulge but didn't seek medical treatment because that conflicted with their religious practices. In her opening statement, prosecutor Christine Landers said the child's father, Timothy Wyland, told a detective that "sometimes God heals ...
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Friday May 27, 2011
Traffic Stop yields 95 pounds of Marijuana
BURNS, Oreon - An Oregon State Police traffic stop led to the arrest of a Wyoming man east of Burns after about 95 pounds of marijuana was found concealed in the vehicle, troopers said Thursday The estimated value of the seized marijuana is $380,000, they said. Around noon on Tuesday, an OSP sergeant stopped a rented 2011 Chevrolet Traverse sport utility vehicle for a traffic violation on Hi ...
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Friday May 27, 2011
Oregon death sparks debate over suicide kits
SALEM, Ore.— The door to the room was locked, and there was no response as Jake Klonoski knocked, looking for his younger brother. He picked the lock and made a grim discovery: his dead brother lying on the bed, his head covered in a plastic bag connected by a tube to a helium tank. He had gassed himself to death using a suicide kit he learned about online and ordered through the mail from a wo ...
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Thursday May 26, 2011
Mailman Suspended After Defecating in Yard
Everyone understands how urgent the need to release yourself may be. The problems of a mailman are probably among the most urgent. There seems to be nowhere to go these days. Don Derfler, a Southeast Portland man witnessed a mailman delivering a special delivery package as he caught a mail carrier relieving himself on his neighbor's yard. After snapping about 10 pictures, he called the Post ...
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Thursday May 26, 2011
Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 99E south of Gervais
Oregon State Police are continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's fatal traffic crash that has resulted in the death of an adult male pedestrian on Highway 99E between Gervais and Brooks. Additional information is being released in this update of the fourth pedestrian-involved serious traffic crash this week investigated by OSP. Two of those crashes resulted in fatalities. Accord ...
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Thursday May 26, 2011
Portland Police Detectives are continuing to investigate this morning's burglary in Southeast Portland. At this point in the investigation, detectives have learned that the suspect entered the apartment through an unlocked window and no items were taken during this break-in. The suspect was armed with a knife as he confronted the 14-year-old girl who was sleeping in her bed. She was able to fi ...

Wednesday May 25, 2011
Portland Police investigate attack on Hawthorne Bridge
On Sunday May 22, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. 23 year-old Brad Forkner and 25 year-old Christopher Rosevear were attacked by several suspects as they walked from the Hawthorne Bridge on the trail to the East Bank Esplanade. Forkner and Rosevear had walked holding hands in Waterfront Park from the Burnside Bridge before going over the Hawthorne Bridge. As they walked they knew several men were behind the ...
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Tuesday May 24, 2011
This morning, Tuesday May 24, 2011, at approximately 4:21 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a man that climbed through an apartment window and attacked a young woman. Officers arrived in the 10500 block of Southeast Cherry Blossom Drive and spoke with the victim, a 14-year-old female. Officers learned that the suspect entered the victim's apart ...

Monday May 23, 2011
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A Southern Oregon wildlife expert says cougars have been unusually visible recently in Southern Oregon's Douglas County. Early Thursday, a police officer's patrol car accidentally hit one in downtown Roseburg. It was later tracked down and shot within a block of an elementary school. The Roseburg News Review reports that two other cougars have been shot, and several oth ...

Monday May 23, 2011
Oregon Senate to decide spiritual defense for murder
SALEM, Oregon - Faith healing could be dropped as a legal defense to murder or manslaughter under a bill up for a vote in the Oregon Senate. The measure was drafted largely in response to the deaths of children among members of the Followers of Christ Church in Oregon City, who rely on spiritual treatments instead of medical care. An Oregon City couple who belong to the church are facing tri ...
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Sunday May 22, 2011
Plans in Place for Capital City Chicken Coop & Garden Tour
Fifteen Salem residents will showcase their backyards in the very first Capital City Chicken Coop & Garden Tour on June 19, 2011. The event will be hosted by Chickens In The Yard (CITY), the group responsible for legalizing backyard chickens in Oregon's capital city, and Friends of Salem's Saturday Market (FSSM), a non-profit organization that promotes local, sustainable agriculture. Local food ...
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Sunday May 22, 2011
The film will debut on May 23, 2011 at 5.30pm at The Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97215. FREE WORLD follows The Journey of Repentance, an 18-person, multi-generational, interfaith delegation from Washington State on their journey to Japan to interact with atomic bomb survivors and commemorate the 64th anniversaries of the bombings. The delegation formed around 81-yr-o ...
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Sunday May 22, 2011
Eat St. visits Portland's Eat Mobile, connecting foodies and vendors
Eat St. will be travelling to Portland this Saturday to take part in the sold out Eat Mobile festival. Portlanders will be able to easily locate their newfound favorite vendors and dishes after the festival with help from the Eat St. iPhone App ( The iPhone App has gained huge success with over 80,000 downloads since launching on April 4th. Not satisfied eatin ...
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Sunday May 22, 2011
2 Shot at North Portland Bar in Suspected Gang-Related Shooting
Early this morning, Sunday May 22, 2011, at approximately 2:08 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of shots fired inside the Interstate Bar and Grill, located at North Interstate and Skidmore. Officers arrived and located a 32-year-old male gunshot victim at the scene suffering from two gunshot wounds, one to the abdomen and one to the leg. This vi ...
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Saturday May 21, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday May 20, 2011, at approximately 5:25 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct and the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the area of North Fiske Avenue and North McCoy Court on the report of gunshots heard in the area. Officers arrived in the neighborhood and spoke with several witnesses who told police that one young man shot at another young man a ...

Friday May 20, 2011
Parents Arresed for Criminal Mistreatment of their adoptive children
Longview, Washington - Sheriff Detectives concluded their 2 month investigation today with the arrests of Jeffrey and Rebecca Trebilcock for multiple counts of Criminal Treatment and Felony assault on their 4 adoptive children. The investigation began in early March when they were contacted by Washington State Children Protective Services. The initial report indicated the 13 year old boy, Joel Tre ...
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Friday May 20, 2011
Car vs Motorcycle Collision In Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - At approximately 6:03 PM on May 19, 2011, Clark County Sheriff's Office, Battle Ground Police Department, Fire Department and emergency medical responded to NE 199th Street and NE 104th Avenue in regards to a car and motorcycle collision. The motorcycle rider was unconscious and the driver of the automobile had minor injuries. The westbound car turned left from NE 199th Stre ...
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Friday May 20, 2011
Serious crash in south Clackamas County sends three people to the hospital, one by Life Flight
On Thursday, May 19, 2011, at 5:04pm the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of S. Schneider Road and S. Kropf Road, south of Canby Oregon. The Oregon State Police arrived first on the scene by 5:10pm followed directly by Clackamas County Deputies. Clackamas County Deputies investigated the accident scene and spoke with an eye witness to ...
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Thursday May 19, 2011
Store clerk shot in chesk as store was being robbed
On Tuesday May 10, 2011, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Portland Police officers from North Precinct responded to Cigarettes Plus, located at 2224 North Lombard Street, after reports that a woman had been shot. Arriving officers found 43-year-old Debra Ross suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was taken to an area hospital where she underwent surgery for life-threatening injuri ...
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Wednesday May 18, 2011
Police seek husband and wife fugitives from justice
In March 2011, two subjects were sentenced to 10 years in Federal prison for Conspiracy to Defraud the United States. The husband and wife duo were released with a self-surrender date of May 23, 2011, but were placed on electronic monitoring. On April 29, 2011, the couple detached the monitors and are now considered fugitives from justice. 48-year-old Micaela Renee Dutson is 5'06", 140 lbs., w ...
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Wednesday May 18, 2011
PORTLAND — The top criminal lawyer in the Oregon Department of Justice has been accused in a state bar complaint of lying to probe targets to intimidate them. Sean Riddell, the department’s chief criminal counsel, allegedly violated at least four bar ethics rules during a probe of an Energy Department contract awarded to a company co-owned by Cylvia Hayes, the companion of then-gubernatorial ca ...

Wednesday May 18, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Energy Department is holding a public hearing Thursday night in Portland on a proposal to store more radioactive waste at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Eastern Washington. The Oregonian reports the state of Oregon opposes the idea because of the risk of radioactive contamination in the Columbia River. Hanford is one of six sites being studied by the Energy Depar ...

Wednesday May 18, 2011
Voters are rejecting Eugene and Portland school measures
PORTLAND, Oregon - Tax proposals to boost the budgets of two major Oregon school districts were both headed for defeat as voters decided a number of local election measures across the state. With about 85 percent of the ballots counted, voters in Portland had narrowly rejected a $548 million bond package to pay for repairs to every school in the district, The Oregonian reported. The heavil ...
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Wednesday May 18, 2011
Oregon jobless rate dips to 9.6 percent
SALEM, Oregon - The jobless rate in Oregon fell to 9.6 percent in April, hitting its lowest point in more than two years, the state employment department said Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate was the lowest since 9.2 percent in December 2008, primarily due to an increase in new jobs, agency officials said. The rate has hovered in the mid-10 percent range for about a year after h ...
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Tuesday May 17, 2011
Man killed, woman ends up in river during bizarre crash
WOODLAND, Wash. (AP) - A man was killed and a woman ended up in the Lewis River in a four-vehicle pile-up Monday night on the Interstate 5 bridge over the river near Woodland. Blaine Dohman of Clark County Fire and Rescue told The Daily News the woman was talking and seemed stable after she was picked up from the riverbank by a county rescue boat. The accident happened about 9:30 p.m. when a ...
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Tuesday May 17, 2011
Inside Oregon's largest legal marijuana farm
JACKSONVILLE, Oregon (AP) — The burnt end of a joint between his fingers and a white plastic lighter in his fist, James Bowman watched the half dozen young men, shirts off in the warm spring sun, shovels working to the beat of loud rock music, as they prepared the soil for the biggest medical marijuana plantation in Oregon. It is springtime on The Farm, a cooperative in the heart of Applegate V ...
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Tuesday May 17, 2011
Oregon coast conducts 15 mile wide tsunami drill
PACIFIC CITY, Oregon - Authorities along the Oregon Coast — from Neskowin to Pacific City — are preparing for one of the largest tsunami drills in history. Evacuation drill spokesman Jim Kusz says that people need to prepare in case a tsunami hits the coast, similarly to the way that people in Florida have drills for hurricanes. Tsunami drill awareness has been more acute since the massive e ...
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