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Saturday April 23, 2011
Helen Frye, first woman named as federal judge in Oregon, dies at 80
PORTLAND, Oregon - Helen J. Frye, who was the first woman named to be a federal judge in Oregon and who presided over a key case dealing with the Rajneeshees cult in the 1980s, has died at 80. Her family said she died Thursday after a long illness. She is survived by three children and a brother. Frye was born in Klamath Falls and grew up on a potato farm, according to her family and biograp ...
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Saturday April 23, 2011
Oregon considers banning shark fin soup
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A bill to ban the trade in shark fins used in a traditional Chinese soup eaten to celebrate success is moving through the Oregon Legislature. A House committee this week unanimously passed the bill, setting up a floor vote. Hawaii has already adopted a similar ban and Washington and California are considering them. Environmental groups backing the bill say globally s ...
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Saturday April 23, 2011
An Oregon Senate committee has advanced a bill that would make Oregon the first state to ban single-use plastic grocery bags. The committee voted 3-2 along party lines Thursday to send the measure to the Senate floor. The bill sponsored by Sen. Mark Hass of Beaverton is aimed at encouraging the use of reusable shopping bags. Stores would be required to charge at least 5 cents for disposable ...

Friday April 22, 2011
Man Arrested after Shooting at People near his Property
A Banks man was arrested today after he kicked some people off of his property and then fired a handgun at them. He shot above their heads and no one was hurt. On Wednesday April 20, 2011, at about 12:00 p.m. Sheriff's Deputies responded to 16000 SW Sellers Road, just outside the town of Banks, where it was reported that he was shooting at people. When deputies arrived they closed Highway ...
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Friday April 22, 2011
WIN Announces Indictment And Arrests In Complex Bank Fraud Case
The Westside Interagency Narcotics team (WIN) today announced the indictment and arrest of a Washington County man for his involvement in a complex bank fraud scheme. Michael Francis Dimeo is charged with two counts of Racketeering and multiple counts of Aggravated Theft and money laundering. The 31-count indictment today in Washington County Circuit Court accuses Dimeo of fraudulently obtaini ...
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Friday April 22, 2011
On April 21, 2011 at 9:37 p.m., officers of the Salem Police Department responded to the Salem Centre Mall at Liberty St NE and Chemeketa St NE on a report of a suspicious device. A Mall security officer located the device inside of a trash can outside the entrance to the Mall. The Mall was closed at the time. Liberty St NE and Chemeketa St NE were closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic for 2 ...

Thursday April 21, 2011
Bicycle Rider Struck on Marine Drive
PORTLAND, Oregon - This morning, Thursday April 21, 2011, at approximately 6:36 a.m., Portland Police responded to Northeast 122nd Avenue and Marine Drive on the report of a person riding a bike that had been struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived and found an adult female down in the street. Medical personnel responded and transported her to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. ...
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Wednesday April 20, 2011
Wanted man and his girlfriend found dead near Yachats
Yachats, Oregon - The remains of two people found April 9 by a hiker in the brush off a trail at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area south of Yachats have now been positively identified by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office as the missing wanted Eugene-area fugitive and his girlfriend who last seen Dec. 24, 2008. The bodies of Nathan Miles Dix, 31, and Annie Jo Welch, 31, from the Eugene area, we ...
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Wednesday April 20, 2011
Teenage boy shot near Lloyd Center has died
PORTLAND, Oregon - 14-year-old Shiloh Hampton died at an area hospital this morning, Wednesday April 20, 2011, at approximately 8:20 a.m. The Oregon State Medical Examiner will be conducting an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. Police continue to investigate the shooting. "Any death from gun violence is unacceptable. It's even more tragic for our community when the victim is a ...
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Wednesday April 20, 2011
After Getting Stuck, Broadway Bridge Now Open
PORTLAND, Oregon - After becoming stuck in the up position for nearly an hour this morning, the Broadway Bridge has reopened at about 11:30 a.m. after the malfunction of the lift span. Bridge officials say they were conducting a test opening at the time. Officials says the malfunction was related to a software program. ...
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Wednesday April 20, 2011
English Bulldog Puppy Stolen Outside NE Portland Safeway Store
Portland Police Bureau detectives need the public's help in identifying a suspect that stole a puppy outside a Northeast Portland grocery store. On April 11, 2011, at approximately 2:40 p.m., a man took an 11-week-old English Bulldog puppy that was tied up outside the Safeway store, located at 5920 Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. A friend of the dog's owner walked to Safeway an ...
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Tuesday April 19, 2011
Identified: 14-year-old boy shot near Lloyd Center
Portland Police Detectives have identified the victim in yesterday's shooting at Northeast 11th Avenue and Northeast Multnomah as 14-year-old Shiloh Hampton. He was shot after leaving the mall with a group of friends. Friends describe Shiloh Hampton as a well-liked Madison High School freshman who starred on the junior varsity football team. Investigators learned that Shiloh was at the Llo ...
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Tuesday April 19, 2011
Suspect Arrested in DUII Hit and Run Crash
Sunday morning just passed 11, Washington Co. Sheriff's deputies responded to an injury crash at the intersection of SW Roy Rogers Road and SW Scholls Ferry Road in the Bull Mountain area of unincorporated Washington County. Deputies arrived and found a 19-year-old female from Sherwood, bleeding from cuts she sustained in the crash. She told them that she was run off the road by another vehicle, h ...
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Tuesday April 19, 2011
Portland Police Discover Meth Lab in Northeast Portland
Early this morning, the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of Northeast 110th Avenue. While inside the residence, the officers discovered a methamphetamine lab. Five people have been detained at this point as officers from the Drugs and Vice Division begin processing the lab and and collecting evidence. T ...
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Tuesday April 19, 2011
Portland Police Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Crash
At 10:15 p.m. April 18, 2011, the Traffic Division Major Crash Team responded to a fatal crash involving a motorcycle. No other vehicles were involved. The crash occurred on Southeast Foster Road near Southeast 90th Avenue. The rider rode his motorcycle eastbound on Southeast Foster. It appeared he struck the south side curb just east of Southeast 89th Avenue. Southeast Foster Road curves to the r ...
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Monday April 18, 2011
Sex Offender Arrested on Public Indecency Charges in Park
At approx. 5:08pm, a citizen reported a male subject hiding behind a tree in the park who appeared to be watching their family. The citizen moved to where they could see what the male was doing and saw that he was masturbating. The citizen became frightened and quickly got their family moving towards their car while also calling the police on their cell phone. The male, later identified as (S) ...
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Monday April 18, 2011
14-year-old boy shot near Lloyd Center
Portland Police detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of this afternoons shooting at Northeast 11th and Multnomah. The victim, a 14-year-old male, is in critical condition at an area hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Initial information to police was that several shots were fired in the area of Northeast 11th and Multnomah. When officers arrived they found the v ...
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Monday April 18, 2011
Comcast refused to carry THE KENNEDYS Miniseries in Oregon
PORTLAND, Oregon – "The Kennedys" miniseries, which premiered on April 3, 2011 and aired for eight nights was not available in Oregon. The miniseries starring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes was shown on the little-known ReelzChannel network. Perhaps Comcast couldn't find room not only for the series but the entire network, at least not in Oregon. Its decision has enraged many viewers who believ ...
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Monday April 18, 2011
Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 211 west of Molalla
Oregon State Police are continuing the investigation into Saturday morning's single vehicle traffic crash south of Molalla that resulted in serious injuries to a 76 year-old Molalla man. According to OSP Trooper Tyler Bechtel, preliminary investigation indicates on April 16, 2011 at approximately 6:30 a.m. a 2007 Honda Civic four-door driven by LELA WILSON, age 79, from Molalla, was southbound ...
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Monday April 18, 2011
6-year-old Boy steals family van, crashes into pickup
Oregon State Police troopers, with the assistance of the Department of Human Services - Child Welfare Division, are continuing the investigation into a Sunday morning minor injury crash involving a 6-year old boy who took his family's vehicle from their Klamath Falls-area apartment. On April 17, 2011 at approximately 7:15 a.m. OSP and Klamath Falls area emergency responders were dispatched to ...
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Monday April 18, 2011
Super rich see federal income taxes drop dramatically
LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon (AP) — As millions of procrastinators scramble to meet Monday's tax filing deadline, ponder this: The super rich pay a lot less taxes than they did a couple of decades ago, and nearly half of U.S. households pay no income taxes at all. The Internal Revenue Service tracks the tax returns with the 400 highest adjusted gross incomes each year. The average income on those retur ...
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Monday April 18, 2011
List of Portland midnight mail boxes for tax returns
You have until midnight to get your taxes off to the IRS. Only 20 collection boxes at specific Portland-area post offices will accept mail until the midnight hour, not one minute beyond. The midnight-pickup boxes have a special yellow sign. Note that boxes without the yellow sign will be collected at regular posted times.
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Saturday April 16, 2011
Medical Board Forces Portland Doctor to Seek Approval on Surgeries
PORTLAND, Oregon - Regulators in Oregon are requiring a mentor will begin reviewing the operating decisions of a Portland neurosurgeon who figures in a Wall Street Journal investigation of Medicare billing and multiple spinal surgeries on the same patient. The Oregon Medical Board released an agreement Friday it said was necessary while it completes an investigation of Dr. Vishal James Makker. ...
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Saturday April 16, 2011
Bosnian war crimes suspect held without bail in Oregon
A single mother accused of committing war crimes in the Balkans was ordered held without bond on Friday to await a hearing on a request for extradition to her native Bosnia and Herzegovina. A U.S. magistrate judge ruled that Rasema Handanovic, 39, who moved to the United States in 1996 and became a naturalized citizen in 2002, was a flight risk and danger to the community. She is accused of ...
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Saturday April 16, 2011
Facebook Installs Solar Panels at New Oregon Data Center
Facebook has installed a large array of solar panels at its new data center in Prineville, Oregon, which will supplement the local utility in providing electricity for the 300,000 square foot facility, which was officially opened at a ceremony yesterday. For more than a year, the environmental group Greenpeace International has been bashing Facebook over its use of electricity generated by "dir ...
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Friday April 15, 2011
Portland Police called to investigate possible explosive devise
This afternoon around 3:30 PM, Portland Police were called to the parking garage of 24 Hour Fitness in the 4200 block of Northeast Halsey Street regarding a suspicious device. The Portland Police Explosive Disposal Unit is on scene. PIO is in route and will meet media at Northeast Weidler Street and Northeast 42nd Avenue. Police have Northeast Halsey blocked from Northeast 42nd Avenue to 47th A ...
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Friday April 15, 2011
Dredge headed to Oregon Inlet to clear channel
Yet another dredge is on its way to an Oregon Inlet to restore the an important channel to help navigable a better passageway for fishing vessels. The Currituck, a hopper dredge that removes sand and pours it into its hull, should begin dredging this weekend, said Col. Jeff Ryscavage, commander of the corps’ Wilmington district. "This may give us a little stay for the summer, depending on wh ...
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Thursday April 14, 2011
Portland Well Fargo Bank Robbed
This morning, Thursday April 14, 2011, at approximately 11:45 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank, located inside a Safeway grocery store at 4515 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard. Officers arrived and learned that the suspect entered the bank and presented a demand note. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of money and fled the b ...
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Thursday April 14, 2011
Packy the elephant celebrates 49th birthday in Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - Packy is turnnig 49 but the celebration at the Oregon Zoo won't be held until this weekend on Saturday. Born on April 14, 1962, Packy was the first elephant to be born in the United States in 44 years. He's been an Oregon celebrity ever since. Saturday's "Elephantastic" party will include games, crafts, pastry elephant ears and birthday cake at noon. Packy now tips the ...
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Thursday April 14, 2011
Oregon man saves gas as Chevy Volt owner
ROSEBURG, Oregon - An electrical engineer who lives in Cottage Grove but commutes to the town of Sutherlin is saving a lot of gas as the first owner of a Chevy Volt in Oregon. Carey Bailey told the Roseburg News-Review that he's cut his monthly commuting cost by 80 percent since buying the electric car in January. The Chevy Volt runs off a lithium-ion battery that is backed up by a gasoline ...
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