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Thursday September 29, 2011
James AuchinclossMEDFORD, Oregon - The half-brother of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, James Auchincloss, is back in jail in Medford, accused of violating terms of his probation in a child pornography case. A Jackson County sex offender program manager, Nate Gaoiran, told the Mail Tribune the 64-year-old Ashland man was arrested Tuesday and is being held without bail for a hearing. He did not say how Auchincloss vi ...

Thursday September 29, 2011
CORNELIUS, Oregon - The mayor of Cornelius and two city council members who aligned with him have been recalled. Voters on Tuesday turned out Mayor Neal Knight and councilors Jamie Minshal and Mari Gottwald. They had been elected in November, promising to downsize local government. The recall campaign was started by residents who objected to the firing in June of City Manager Dave Waffle. Th ...

Thursday September 29, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - Flags at all Oregon public institutions will be flown at half-staff on Friday in the memory of a soldier killed in Afghanistan. Army Master Sgt. Danial Adams, a 35-year-old Hillboro man, was killed in Wardak, Afghanistan, on Sept. 13 from wounds suffered during an insurgent attack on his unit. Adams was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group in Stuttgart, Ge ...

Wednesday September 28, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - A dispute over a simple $10 debt sent two Springfield sisters to prison. 50-year-old Debbie Reil was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison and 51-year-old Anna Marie Reil was sentenced to nearly four years. Both pleaded guilty to burglary, robbery and theft charges. Prosecutors say they helped a third woman threaten a young woman over the $10 debt and then left the victi ...

Wednesday September 28, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - A woman involved in a high-speed crash that cut off power to most of Oregon City has died of her injuries. 25-year-old Leann Brooks died Tuesday from injuries suffered in the crash. Brooks' truck hit a guardrail at about 80 mph, striking a power pole. The crash cut off power to about 2,000 people in Oregon City for about seven hours on Monday. Investigators say Brooks m ...

Wednesday September 28, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - Pension and healthcare costs for public employees of Oregon cities will cause a financial crunch that can't be masked by raising fees and cutting services, according to an economics report issued by a Eugene firm. Property tax limitations passed statewide by voters in the 1990s has left municipal governments without one of their key sources of revenue. The report by the econ ...

Tuesday September 27, 2011
SANDY, Oregon - A former elementary school volunteer has been charged with sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl. The alleged victim was a friend of 43-year-old Kenneth Cartlidge's daughter. Sandy, Ore., police spokesman Sgt. Ernie Roberts says Cartlidge volunteered at Firwood Elementary School's chess club for two years. He faces one charge of first-degree sex abuse. A school district spo ...

Tuesday September 27, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - On September 16, 2011, at 5:50 p.m., a man walked into the U.S. Bank branch, located at 636 Southeast Grand Avenue, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the man left the bank and left behind an item that he'd claimed was a bomb. The Metro Explosives Disposal Unit responded and determined that the item was not an explosive device. On September 2 ...

Monday September 26, 2011
DALLAS, Oregon - A two-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the stomach, apparently by his toddler brother. The boy was with his 3-year-old brother when a 38 pistol was discharged. The mother, Johnnie Flow, said she had recently purchased the gun and had it in her purse. She said her son must have gained access and accidentally pulled the trigger of the loaded weapon, and shot his brother. T ...

Monday September 26, 2011
Bradley R. GesnerMarion County Deputies arrested two people after receiving a call that someone was stripping parts from a vehicle in southeast Salem, Sunday evening. Deputy Jason Bernards got the call at 5:40pm. He drove to the area of Squirrel Hill Road and Delaney Road SE where he found a black 1994 Honda Civic partially hidden in blackberry bushes. A computer check revealed that the car was reported stolen ...

Monday September 26, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - Salem Police would like to warn the public of two separate types of scams that have been reported in our area. The first scam involves the potential victims receiving phone calls from a person claiming to be from a collection agency. In some cases the suspect has called multiple times. The caller tells the victims that he is collecting on a debt default on a loan from "Ace Payd ...

Monday September 26, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - Shortly before 2:00 this afternoon, a 911 caller reported seeing a body in Mill Creek at Cascade Gateway Park, 2100 Turner Rd SE. Fire and police personnel responded to the scene where it was determined the person was deceased. The decedent has been removed from the creek and there is no obvious sign of foul play. He was identified today as 38 year old Mark David Kile. Kile had ...

Monday September 26, 2011
Nicholas Scholten, 27 years of age, was arrested at his Sherwood residence this afternoon. Scholten is accused of convincing his 86 year old great uncle, a Salem resident, that Scholten was in need of a lung transplant. Between May 26th and August 9th of this year, the uncle provided him $60,000 to cover medical expenses. Scholten was so convincing that the story of his plight ran in several Portl ...

Monday September 26, 2011
Today, Monday September 26, 2011, at 4:45 a.m. Portland Police Officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to a call of a Robbery at the McDonald's at 1831 West Burnside. They initially responded to 18Th and Northwest Davis because employees had followed the suspect to that location. Officers learned that the elderly man came into an unlocked door of McDonald's armed with a knife and commi ...

Monday September 26, 2011
Based on witness statements, it is believed that this man's death is a result of suicide. This afternoon, Monday September 26, 2011, at 4:33 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a man who jumped off the 12th Avenue overpass onto I-84. Officers arrived and found the critically injured man lying in the eastbound lanes of I-84. Medical personnel a ...

Monday September 26, 2011
Oregon paid its final respects on Saturday to the late Senator Mark Hatfield with a formal tribute held in the House chambers at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, in the exact place where his political career began over six decades ago. An overflow audience in the chambers saluted the flag as a full color guard stood at attention while Katie Harmon-Ebner, Oregon's 2001 Miss America, opened the pr ...

Monday September 26, 2011
MEDFORD, Oregon - The former boyfriend of a 32-year-old bartender from Central Point who died of multiple stab wounds has pleaded not guilty to murder and arson charges. 36-year-old Jeffrey Wheeler was also charged with abuse of a corpse. Deputy District Attorney David Orr says Wheeler may be facing another charge related to the presence of a child the couple shared who was in the home the n ...

Monday September 26, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - A power outage Monday morning left east Salem residents without power and cut off electricity to traffic lights in the area. At this time, the source of the outage is unknown. The city had to put temporary stop signs in spots where power crews were unable to restore electricity to stoplights. PGE spokeswoman Gail Baker says the power went out at 5 a.m. and the company sent th ...

Monday September 26, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland police responded to a report of gunfire at an apartment complex in the same area where a teenager was killed this summer. A witness says she heard a string of gunfire early Monday morning. Members of the Portland police gang task force were also at the scene Monday. A Portland police officer in the area heard the shots go off. There were no injuries reported. T ...

Monday September 26, 2011
SISTERS, Oregon - A 37-year-old Eugene climber was killed Saturday when he fell near the summit of North Sister in the Three Sisters Wilderness. Lane County Search & Rescue says Brian C. Jones fell around 1 p.m. Saturday down the mountain's west gullies. His climbing partner witnessed the fall. An Air National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crew located Jones' body, but was unable to reach him ...

Monday September 26, 2011
ALBANY, Oregon - When Christopher Speakman hit the water for a day of surfing at Newport, he had no idea he would use his surfboard to help save the lives of three men. The 60-year-old Corvallis surfer said he was swimming to some big waves when he saw three heads bobbing in the water. He got two of the men to use his surfboard as a flotation device. The other was injured so the surfer climbed ...

Saturday September 24, 2011
Portland police officer Sean SothernPORTLAND, Oregon - A Portland police officer has been placed on paid leave after he was indicted on charges of DUI, attempting to elude police and reckless endangerment. Sean Sothern was off duty at the time of his August 18 arrest in Pacific City. The 11-year department veteran posted bail and had recently been assigned to the police telephone reporting unit. Lt. Robert King said Sothern was p ...

Saturday September 24, 2011
DALLAS, Oregon - A 2-year-old boy at the Willamette Valley community of Dallas, Oregon, was accident shot in the abdomen last night. The boy and his 3-year-old brother were in the same room where they were able to gain access to a 38 caliber semi-automatic pistol. Investigators have not been able to determine how the gun discharged. Police say the boys' parents were home but in another room. ...

Friday September 23, 2011
COTTAGE GROVE, Oregon - The bicycle rider killed in Cottage Grove is remembered as a community activist and volunteer. Sixty-one-year-old Michele Portmann was a retired counselor at Cottage Grove High School who was elected in May to the South Lane School Board. She was killed Wednesday in a collision with a pickup truck at the intersection of a bike trail and a road. The Cottage Grove Ar ...

Friday September 23, 2011
Sheridan man accused of illegal taxidermy
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Sheridan man is accused of running an illegal taxidermy business in his home. 25-year-old Ryan Thompson was cited by Oregon State Police and ordered to appear in Yamhill County and Tillamook County circuit courts. Fish and Wildlife troopers raided his home in July of last year and seized eight bear skulls and other wildlife parts. He's charged with not having a taxide ...
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Thursday September 22, 2011
Charges of raping two teenage girls have been dismissed against one soldier
PORTLAND, Oregon - Rape and sex abuse charges have been dismissed against one of two Washington state-based soldiers accused in an alleged sexual attack on two teenage girls in a hotel room. The charges were dismissed Monday against 22-year-old Sgt. Timothy J. Hartbeck of Manchester, Iowa. Multnomah County Chief Deputy District Attorney Norm Frink says "based on the evidence as we know it no ...
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Thursday September 22, 2011
Lost iPod leads to porn arrest in Douglas County
ROSEBURG, Oregon - Images found on a lost Ipod left at a Sutherlin gas station last October were traced back to the Ipod owner. Those images led to a child pornography arrest in Douglas County against an Oakland-area man. The Ipod was left unclaimed for months before a gas station attendant asked his employer if he could have the Ipod. When it was being powered up, the attendant's wife saw porn ...
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Thursday September 22, 2011
MEDFORD, Oregon - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is releasing a proposed management plan for the new Soda Mountain Wilderness area in Southern Oregon. The plan calls for removing some roads, converting others to trails, removing some structures and preserving historic ranch features. Two inholders would be allowed to continue driving a short distance to get to their private property. ...

Wednesday September 21, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Oregon - When the FBI notified police that a Springfield man had purchased a mail-order suicide kit officers went to his home and kicked down his door to make sure he was OK. He is. The helium hood kit was ordered in February by a newspaper employee for a reporter working on a story about suicide kits. The story was published in March. Sgt. Richard Jones says there was nothin ...

Wednesday September 21, 2011
RIDDLE, Oregon - Searchers say they have turned up no trace of a Portland man who vanished over the weekend from an encampment of the Cycle Oregon bicycle tour. Friends, family and volunteers plan to return to the Riddle area in Douglas County Wednesday to look for 54-year-old Mark Bosworth, last seen late Friday. Douglas County authorities pressed the major crimes team into service on Monda ...

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