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Thursday May 5, 2011
Traffic Stop leads to seizure of 2.5 pounds of crystal meth
An Oregon State Police traffic stop on Interstate 5 northbound at mile point 14 Monday morning May 2, 2011 at approximately 7:30AM led to one Federal Way, WA resident being charged with Possession/Delivery and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance-Crystal Methamphetamine and the seizure of approximately (2.5) pounds of pure Crystal Methamphetamine on Interstate 5 in the Ashland area. On May 2, ...
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Thursday May 5, 2011
Portland Police Investigating Burglary and Sexual Assault
Portland Police detectives arrested 29-year-old Jon Barry Ruby today for the burglary and sexual assault yesterday morning in Southeast Portland. Ruby is a transient but frequents the area of Southeast 43rd Avenue and Roswell Street in Milwaukie, which is where he was located this morning and arrested by officers from Portland and Milwaukie Police. Evidence left at the scene by Ruby led detect ...
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Wednesday May 4, 2011
On Friday, April 22, 2011 at approximately 6:20 p.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area of Southeast 84th Avenue and Foster Road. Officers arrived and contacted 16-year-old Francisco Javier Ortiz who had been shot in his right arm and left ankle. Medical personnel transported Ortiz to an area hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Gang Investi ...

Tuesday May 3, 2011
TriMet driver arrested on sexual abuse charges
A TriMet bus driver, 53-year-old Christopher Alden Parker, was arrested Tuesday accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl, according to police. On Tuesday May 3, 2011, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Portland Police responded to a residence in Southeast Portland where they contacted the victim of a sexual assault. Officers arrived and contacted the victim, a 48-year-old female, who reported th ...
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Tuesday May 3, 2011
Federal taxes paid by Oregonians
Of Federal taxes paid by Oregonians this year about $ 10 billion will go to defense and national security spending. $ 10 billion pays for K-12 education, in Oregon, for 3 years. For every one dollar Oregonians pay to support K-12 education in Oregon we pay three dollars for national security and defense. In the 'Y' article published in early April we were introduced to an extraordinary doc ...
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Tuesday May 3, 2011
Two-year-old Cyrus Delia dies in Roseburg fire
ROSEBURG, Oregon - The Roseburg community has suffered a loss which saddens and shocks everyone over the death of two-year-old Cyrus Delia, killed Sunday in a family house fire in Roseburg. Family members have found comfort with the outpouring of community sympathy and support. Cyrus's uncle, Jeremy Wiggins, is especially saddened, as he knows personally what he has lost. "Cyrus was an amazi ...
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Monday May 2, 2011
Oregon State Police troopers are investigating a single vehicle motor vehicle crash that occurred on April 30, 2011 at approximately 10:52 PM. The crash occurred on SR 99 (Rogue River Highway) near milepost 3.5. The area is located approximately 2 miles south of Grants Pass. CHARLES THOMAS, age 59, of Gold Hill was driving his 1948 Studebaker pick-up southbound on SR99 when he struck a pedestr ...

Monday May 2, 2011
On Saturday April 30, 2011 at 4:02 PM Portland Police Officers responded to a call of a woman assaulted and being held against her will at a nearby location. Officers developed information that a woman had been brutally assaulted and was being held at a nearby residence. The woman was believed to be severely injured and being kept in a bedroom at the house. Officers feared the woman was in need of ...

Monday May 2, 2011
Oregon student chosen for Grand Canyon sound pollution study
BEND, Ore. — An Oregon high school student has been chosen to take part in a national program to study sound pollution at the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The Bulletin newspaper reports that 15-year-old David Hoover from Bend High School also suffers from severe hearing loss. Hoover is one of 17 students across the country chosen by the Hear the World Sound Academy to collect data for the Nation ...
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Monday May 2, 2011
LB Kiko Alonso Arrested For Burglary
Will we ever see Kiko Alonso in an Oregon uniform again? The troubled linebacker is facing his second arrest in as many years. Oregon linebacker Kiko Alonso, last seen teaming up with the Ducks' D to turn in a bang-up showing in the 2011 spring game, served a season-long suspension in 2010 for a DUi arrest. Look for him to help out the team in a similar capacity next year, following a weekend ...
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Sunday May 1, 2011
High school student to be charged with murdering his girlfriend and baby
PHILOMATH, Oregon - The friend of a 20-year-old Benton County man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend and their young son says the couple had recently broken up as they struggled to balance work, college and childcare. "They were always smiling and funny people, but they are people who have been living in high stress for a long time," Mark McGuire of Corvallis told the Gazette-Times n ...
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Sunday May 1, 2011
Police in Portland rescue kidnapped, raped woman
On Saturday April 30, 2011 at 4:02 PM Portland Police Officers responded to a call of a woman assaulted and being held against her will at a nearby location. Officers developed information that a woman had been brutally assaulted and was being held at a nearby residence. The woman was believed to be severely injured and being kept in a bedroom at the house. Officers feared the woman was in need of ...
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Sunday May 1, 2011
Pedestrian wearing dark clothing struck and killed by 1948 Studebaker south of Grants Pass
Oregon State Police troopers are investigating a single vehicle motor vehicle crash that occurred on April 30, 2011 at approximately 10:52 PM. The crash occurred on SR 99 (Rogue River Highway) near milepost 3.5. The area is located approximately 2 miles south of Grants Pass. CHARLES THOMAS, age 59, of Gold Hill was driving his 1948 Studebaker pick-up southbound on SR99 when he struck a pedestri ...
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Saturday April 30, 2011
Pedestrian-caused crash shuts down I-5 in Seattle
SEATTLE - The Washington State Patrol says a pedestrian who tried to cross Interstate 5 in Seattle early Saturday was hit by a car and caused a spectacular crash, and it's remarkable no one was killed. Twenty-six-year-old Joel Martinez-Jose was driving a 1993 Honda Civic northbound when he tried unsuccessfully to swerve to avoid 39-yaer-old Thau Qual Le. The impact threw Le clear of the roadway ...
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Saturday April 30, 2011
Oregon passes shark fin soup ban
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon House on Friday unanimously passed a bill that would ban the sale of shark fins used in a traditional Chinese soup. "The trade is, as yet, quite small in Oregon," the bill's chief sponsor, Brad Witt, D-Clatskanie, said in a statement. "But with shark fin soup commanding prices that approach $200 a bowl in major cities around the world, it is important that our state ...
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Friday April 29, 2011
Bend man sentenced to nearly 3 years in fatal crash
BEND, Oreon - A central Oregon man has been sentenced to 3 years in prison after pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide and driving under the influence of intoxicants in a January car crash involving a train. 31-year-old Clarence Ray Bryant of Warm Springs pleaded guilty and was sentenced Thursday in the death of one of his passengers, 21-year-old Paul Miller of Warm Springs. Polic ...
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Friday April 29, 2011
Memorial service today for slain Eugene officer
EUGENE, Oregon - Today, hundreds of police officers are headed to Eugene to honor a slain colleague. The Eugene Police Department will hold a memorial service today to honor the first Eugene police officer killed in the line of duty since 1934. They will honor the life of 43-year-old motorcycle officer Chris Kilcullen, who was fatally shot during a traffic stop one week ago. Before the memor ...
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Friday April 29, 2011
Oregon PUC OKs NW Natural's Wyo. gas field venture
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Public Utility Commission has cleared the way for Northwest Natural Gas to enter a joint venture to develop gas fields in Wyoming. Under the terms of the deal, NW Natural will invest $251 million over five years in return for natural gas for its Oregon customers over the next 30 years. The joint venture is with Encana Oil & Gas., a subsidiary of Canada-based Encana Co ...
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Thursday April 28, 2011
Man attempts to use pit bull to escape police capture
ROSEBURG, Oregon - Yesterday, April 28th, at about 3:00 p.m., a Roseburg police officer saw 20-year-old Vince Allen Jakeman in the area of Vine and Meadow. She knew he was a wanted man. The officer saw Jakeman walking with two women and a leashed pit bull. The officer told Jakeman he was under arrest for an outstanding warrant. Police say Jakeman then removed the leash from the pit bull and pla ...
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Wednesday April 27, 2011
Children, father identified in deadly Vancouver Fire
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- A Washington state house fire that initial reports said claimed two lives became an even larger tragedy as investigators picking through the rubble found four more bodies. Based upon circumstantial information, investigators believe that the remains recovered at the scene are those belonging to the Dao family:
  • Father Tuan Dao,37 years old
  • Nolan, 1 ...
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Wednesday April 27, 2011
New Leopold film to premiere Tonight at World Forestry Center
PORTLAND, Oregon - Tonight, April 27 the World Forestry Center in Portland will host the Pacific Northwest premiere of Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time, a new documentary film about Aldo Leopold, best known as the author of A Sand County Almanac. Green Fire is the first feature length (72 min.), high definition documentary film ever made about famed conservationist Aldo Leo ...
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Wednesday April 27, 2011
Bruce High Quality Foundation Rallies for Arts Education at Portland State University
New York-based artist group The Bruce High Quality Foundation (BHQF) will continue their national Teach 4 Amerika* tour with a public rally on Sunday, May 1 at 7:00pm at Portland State University, Shattuck Hall Annex, located at 1719 SW 10th Avenue in Portland. Inspired by the spectacle and energy of a political rally and featuring a multimedia presentation by BHQF, balloons, t-shirts, and music f ...
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Wednesday April 27, 2011
Registered Nurse Arrested for Stealing patient's DRUGSTORE HEROIN
OREGON CITY - A lead nurse from Willamette Falls Hospital reported to police that a former employee had been caught stealing narcotics. The nurse said this incident was related to a similar call they had made to police the night before on March 30, 2011. The previous evening, hospital staff had reported that somebody was stealing Dilaudid from a pain pump. Dilaudid is a Schedule 2, morphine narcot ...
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Wednesday April 27, 2011
Altercation Ends With Three Arrests
On April 26, 2011, at 8:04 a.m., the Beaverton Police Department was dispatched to a disturbance on the side of Highway 26 near the SW Murray Boulevard exit. Witnesses reported two vehicles on the shoulder of the highway and two adult males fighting. Upon arrival, officers discovered one of the vehicles had been taken from Vancouver, WA earlier this morning. The registered owner's daughter alo ...
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Wednesday April 27, 2011
Drunk Driver Injures Two, Kills Dog
Gresham police officers responded to the Berry Ridge Apartments (2711 W Powell Boulevard, Gresham, Ore.) in the early morning hours on April 24, after a man crashed into a pedestrian walking a dog before hitting an apartment building. At 2:44 a.m., police, fire and medical personnel were dispatched to building B, where 31-year-old Gresham resident Craig Brian Day II had just crashed his 2001 Nissa ...
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Tuesday April 26, 2011
Oregon judge orders Vatican to hand release documents about priest accused of sex abuse
SALEM, Oregon - In a first-of-its-kind ruling, an Oregon federal judge has ordered the Vatican to produce documents involving a dead priest accused of sexually assaulting a boy in the 1960s. A ruling could set a precedent for a similar case in Milwaukee. U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman issued the narrow decision to determine whether Father Andrew Ronan was an employee of the Vatican at th ...
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Tuesday April 26, 2011
Senate Passes Health Insurance Exchange Program
SALEM, Oregon - Affordable, quality health has been promised to an estimated 350,000 Oregonians as the Oregon Senate voted yesterday for SB 99 to create the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange. The program is designed to work as a central marketplace, allowing individuals and small businesses to shop for coverage based on value, cost, and quality. Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson, chairmain of the ...
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Monday April 25, 2011
Easter fire kills six people
VANCOUVER, Washington - A fire killed six people when a house burned in Vancouver early Easter morning, according to the Vancouver Police Department. At approximately 1:30 a.m. the Vancouver Fire Department responded to a house fire at 15304 NE 13th Circle. Fire crews were able to control the fire at approximately 2:06 a.m. Investigators from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Uni ...
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Sunday April 24, 2011
Cat found in Oregon reunited with Nevada man 4 years after vanishing
Giddy the kitty has returned home to her Reno owner, four years after vanishing and somehow winding up on the northern Oregon Coast. Officials at the Clatsop Animal Assistance center in Warrenton, Ore., were able to track the feline back to Bill Tweedy with the help of an identifying microchip embedded in the animal. Giddy earlier this month was flown to Reno in a commercial airliner and reu ...
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Saturday April 23, 2011
Eugene police officer shot and killed
LANE COUNTY, Oregon - A Eugene police officer was shot and killed during a chase that started on Interstate 105 around 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. EPD Chief Pete Kerns says Officer Chris Kilcullen, 43, attempted to stop the female motorist on Interstate 105. When Kilcullen pursued her car, Kerns says she shot at him, leading him to crash his motorcycle at the intersection of 52nd ...
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