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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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Thursday December 24, 2009 - Times viewed: 7911
Beaverton family survives Jamaican plane crash
Beaverton, Oregon -- Christmas Eve is a celebration for Andrew and Wendy Palau and their three children. Christopher, Jonathan and Sadie were among 154 people on Flight 331 from Miami when the plane skidded across a Jamaican runway in heavy rain, bouncing across the tarmac and injuring more than 40 people before it stopped just short of the Caribbean Sea. They are five members of the family of we ...
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Tuesday October 20, 2020 - Times viewed: 8007
New Oregon law promises to help control lead, mercury and cadmium poisoning
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Tons of electronics are littering our garbage dumps and recycling centers but tossing electronics into the garbage is a bad idea. Because of a law passed in 2007, beginning Jan. 1, it will be illegal to put some electronics -- specifically, televisions, monitors, computers and laptops -- in the trash.

All  And, thanks to fees Oregon has begun collecting from manuf ...
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Sunday December 20, 2009 - Times viewed: 8043
Cigarette smoke outside bar infuriates customer
After the state of Oregon banned smoking in bars, a man sitting inside Bogey’s Sports Bar became angry because of the smell of cigarette smoke outside the bar door. The odor came from a bar customer just outside the front door.

After the man lodged a complaint to the Multnomah County Health Department, the agency issued a warning to the Division Street watering hole: Keep smoking patr ...
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Saturday December 19, 2009 - Times viewed: 7907
Pedestrian dies after getting hit by SUV in Salem
SALEM, Ore. -- Andrew Mannion, 57, from Salem, died after getting struck by an SUV while he walked across a dark street in Salem Thursday night, police said.

Mannion was attempting to cross Lancaster Dr NE at the intersection with Sunnyview Rd NE. when the vehicle hit him. Police said Mannion was wearing dark-colored clothing and that section of the street was not well-lit, either.

T ...
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Friday December 18, 2009 - Times viewed: 8047
Human trafficking on the rise in Oregon
PORTLAND, Oregon - It's not just happening in another country, or even another state. Oregon has the problem of human trafficking. And according to police, it's on the rise right here in Oregon. In addition to adults, hundreds of local girls are victims of prostitution. Police indicate there are up to five cases a week. "Little girls and boys are being raped daily and there are men out there ...
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Thursday December 17, 2009 - Times viewed: 7968
Federal Human Resources Manager arrested for attempting to have sex with teenage girl
PORTLAND, Ore. - Kyle Donnell Worley, 51, of Vancouver, Wash., a human resources manager for the federal Bureau of Land Management in Portland, made his first court appearance Wednesday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. He was arrested Tuesday and charged with trying to lure a minor to have sex with him and sending obscene video to her. Police allege Worley tried to solicit sex fro ...
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Wednesday December 16, 2009 - Times viewed: 8007
Couple arrested for passing counterfeit money
An investigation into a counterfeit ring led officers to find phony cash and money-making equipment when they searched a northwest Gresham home, police said Tuesday. For weeks, Walter Williams and Debbie Ilar were using real $5 bills to make fake $100 bills, according to the Gresham Police Department. Officers said they found several laptop computers, a color printer, memory cards and pages wo ...
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Tuesday December 15, 2009 - Times viewed: 7960
Search continues for couple on Mt. Hood with avalanche danger and high winds
MOUNT HOOD, Oregon - The massive search effort to locate a pair of stranded climbers high on Mount Hood stretches into its fourth day today with no sign or clue of the young man and woman. Volunteer searchers are convening about 7 a.m. for their first meeting of the day. They are expected to review the weather forecast for the mountain and decide whether to dispatch search and rescue crews up the ...
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Friday December 11, 2009 - Times viewed: 7909
Three month old kitten survives riding beneath a SUV for   more than 120 miles
A 3-month-old kitten rode beneath a SUV for more than 120 miles Wednesday. Marc Lichty left Olympia, Wash., in his SUV after finishing up a day of work. Along the way to Tualatin, he stopped at a rest stop and heard meowing. Lichty, however, couldn't find any trace of a cat. When he returned home to Tualatin, he stepped out of the car and heard the meowing again, leading him to grab a flashlight. ...
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Thursday December 10, 2009 - Times viewed: 8360
Oregon State Elections Division investigating complaint against West Linn neighborhood
The Secretary of State Elections Division is investigating whether a West Linn neighborhood association president broke any rules by circulating e-mails in support of an ongoing recall campaign.Hidden Springs Neighborhood Association President Lynn Fox is accused of abusing her position by promoting the recall of council president Jody Carson and councilors John Kovash and Scott Burgess. She didn& ...
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Tuesday December 8, 2009 - Times viewed: 7941
Arctic Chill continues in the Pacific Northwest
December 8 2009PORTLAND, Ore. - The city of Portland, the Oregon Department of Transportation, and TriMet said Monday they’re working together to make sure they are prepared for a major winter storm. During a winter storm people will notice fewer roads closed and bus and MAX service will be uninterrupted because of the new coordinated effort, according to Portland Mayor Sam Adams. This ...
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Monday December 7, 2009 - Times viewed: 7956
PetCo Stores, HUMBUG, and the  Christmas spirit


I could be wrong but it seems this year PetCo Stores is saying HUMBUG to the Christmas spirit by declining to donate unused, ripped, dented, or pet food that otherwise cannot be sold to the public. Tamara (Tammy), store manager at the Lake Oswego, Oregon PetCo store told our volunteer she would not or could not participate. Perhaps the owners of PetCo have given her strict orders ...
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Sunday December 6, 2009 - Times viewed: 7956
Arctic cold weather hits the Pacific Northwest
PORTLAND, Oregon - Frosty temperatures covered the Portland metro area this weekend as waves of cold air rolled over the Northwest.

The first in a series of cold-weather systems arrived Friday night. Snow is not expected, but there is a chance of flurries in the northern valleys and a slight chance of measurable snow in the Cascades. Temperatures will stay below freezing in the Willamette V ...
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Thursday December 3, 2009 - Times viewed: 7931
Preschool Teacher charged with Sexually Oriented Text Messages
TANGENT, Ore.All- A preschool teacher has been arrested on two counts of third-degree misdemeanor sex abuse, police say. According to Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller, "They were the kind of thing that you might read in Penthouse Forum," Mueller said. "They were X-rated."

Jenifer Stitzel, 34, is alleged to have sent sexual content via text message to a 14-year-old boy, ...
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Wednesday December 2, 2009 - Times viewed: 7980
Oregon swine flu cases appear to have peaked
U.S. health experts say it appears the number of cases for this wave of the swine flu outbreak has peaked.

"We're going from a time where there was a lot of disease and not a lot of vaccine, to a time when the disease is decreasing," says the Centers for Disease Control's Dr. Thomas R. Frieden.

Still, the CDC says the virus still poses a threat with widespread cases in 32 s ...
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Tuesday December 1, 2009 - Times viewed: 8006
TriMet accused of discriminating against disabled woman
PORTLAND, Oregon - According to Kay Williford, TriMet discriminated against her because a driver wouldn’t allow her to board with her service dog. She says this caused her to miss an important surgery appointment.

The LIFT service is for people who need door-to-door service because they are unable to ride buses or MAX trains due to a disability or a disabling health condition

K ...
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Monday November 30, 2009 - Times viewed: 7978
Attorney General charges Bill Sizemore with tax evasion
SALEM, Ore. - Oregon Attorney General John Kroger today announced that the Oregon Department of Justice has filed tax evasion charges against Bill and Cindy Sizemore.


The Sizemores were each indicted by a grand jury on three counts of Oregon Personal Income Tax Evasion.  The indictment alleges that Bill and Cindy Sizemore each failed to file tax returns for the tax years 2 ...
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Sunday November 29, 2009 - Times viewed: 7997
Portland’s Water Bureau has officially warned customers on the west side of the Willamette River to boil their drinking water because too avoid possible E. coli contamination which was discovered last week in a Washington Park reservoir.

The boil-water warning affects about 50,000 Portland water customers in the Valley View, Burlington and Palatine Hill water districts and customers o ...
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Saturday November 28, 2009 - Times viewed: 7984
Body found floating in Willamette near Lake Oswego
The Clackamas County deputy medical examiner is investigating Saturday morning’s grisly discovery of a human body found in the Willamette River on the Lake Oswego side of Hogg Island.

Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies said a fishing guide and his clients discovered the body at about 9:30 a.m. The body was entangled in a large jumble of sticks floating on the river.

The ...
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Friday November 27, 2009 - Times viewed: 7999
Arrest made in 14 year old Yakima girl murder
YAKIMA, Wash. - There has been an arrest in the murder of a 14-year-old Sunnyside girl.

Francisca Hernandez-Ramirez disappeared last October. Her parents say she went to a party and never came home. Her body was found near Prosser in the Yakima River in February.

Police had a suspect in mind, 22-year-old Jesus Perales, but he fled to California.

Benton County ...
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Wednesday November 25, 2009 - Times viewed: 8186
Teenage girl killed in Dayton car crash
A Vancouver driver was involved in a Tuesday night two-vehicle crash in Dayton, Ore., that killed a 13-year-old girl.

Jolan Miller, 33, of Vancouver was not injured. A passenger of a second vehicle, Kalie Mosgrove, of Dayton died at the scene. Kalie was a Pirate Pride award winner at her Dayton Junior High School. Kalie's mother, Connie Mosgrove, 47, of Dayton suffered critical injuries an ...
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Tuesday November 24, 2009 - Times viewed: 8404
Oregon Ducks cheerleader knocked out by flying water bottle hopes incident will raise   safety awareness
Katelynn Johnson remembers a full soda bottle whizzing past her head shortly after Oregon's dramatic win over the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, Ducks cheerleader

"We were waiting for the players to get off the field through this narrow opening, and we were cheering and waiting," the 21-year-old senior said Monday. "Stuff was flying in every direction, and the player ...
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Friday November 20, 2009 - Times viewed: 8002
Foreclosure rate in Oregon far  below national average
Oregon homeowners have the 31st highest rate in the nation of mortgage foreclosures or loans that are three months past due, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association report for the third quarter of 2009. The report released Thursday, Nov. 19, shows that 5.7 percent of all Oregon homeowners with mortgages were either in foreclosure or were more than three months behind in payments from July th ...
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Thursday November 19, 2009 - Times viewed: 8036
Auditorium Vandalized Ahead Of Al Gore Visit
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Vandals sprayed graffiti on Keller Auditorium in downtown Portland ahead of a visit by former Vice President Al Gore. A spokeswoman for the auditorium said there were several areas where graffiti was found by police. She said two exterior walls were hit as well as sidewalks and the entrance to the building.

One message said, "Change the system, not your light bulbs.& ...
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