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Wednesday September 21, 2011
23-Year-Old Female Arrested for Three Robberies in North Portland
On Tuesday September 20, 2011, Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct arrested 23-year-old Jessica Lynn Mills of North Portland in connection with a robbery at 7-11, located at 6117 North Lombard Street. At approximately 3:07 a.m., officers responded to the report of a female attempting to rob the clerk using pepper spray and that the suspect was the same person that robbed the cl ...
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Tuesday September 20, 2011
Feds take over Portland child pornography case
PORTLAND, Oregon - Just before jurors were to begin deliberating in a child pornography trial in Portland, Multnomah County attorneys dismissed charges against Logan B. Jack Storm and federal agents arrived in the courtroom and arrested the former Beaverton teacher. Deputy District Attorney Donald Rees and U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton decided there was a better chance of convicting Storm of chil ...
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Tuesday September 20, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - The Eugene City Council made it clear Monday night that it will reject a proposal to lift a ban on dogs in a business district near the University of Oregon. The majority of the council sided with business owners who said the dog ban was one of the reasons the district is thriving. The ban was imposed 15 years ago after businesses complained that transients, drug dealers and ...

Tuesday September 20, 2011
Search for missing bike tour worker resumes
RIDDLE, Oregon - A search for a missing worker on the Cycle Oregon bike tour in Douglas County is going into its fourth day. Bicyclists and other volunteers from Portland planned to travel south Tuesday to help look for 54-year-old Mark Bosworth. He vanished from a bike tour campsite in Riddle over the weekend. Riddle, south of Roseburg, was the sixth stop in the annual seven-day tour. Fr ...
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Monday September 19, 2011
Pediatrician testifies at Oregon City faith-healing trial
OREGON CITY, Oregon - The manslaughter trial of two members of the Followers of Christ church in Oregon City is resuming with testimony from a pediatrician who specializes in the care of newborns. The neonatologist, Dr. Joseph Kaempf, is expected to testify Monday about the treatment that might have saved the life of David Hickman. The infant was born two months early with a bacterial infection ...
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Monday September 19, 2011
Powell Butte farmer killed in hay wagon accident
POWELL BUTTE, Oregon (AP) — A Powell Butte farmer was killed Sunday when a hay wagon collapsed on him. KTVZ reports (http://bit.ly/oVdJzS ) Crook County deputies found 52-year-old Michael Rachor dead at the scene. ...
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Sunday September 18, 2011
Man jailed for riding Motorcycle over 100 mpg
Excessive speed and reckless driving landed a 31-year old motorcyclist in jail yesterday following his arrest near Mehama. At approximately 3:45pm, Sr. Traffic Safety Deputy Jeff Nicoloff observed a 2003 Honda VTR-1000 motorcycle traveling westbound on Highway 22, near milepost 24. The motorcycle was travelling at a high rate of speed as it rounded a curve in the roadway. Its inertia caused it ...
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Sunday September 18, 2011
The Salem Police Department 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 Payda ...

Sunday September 18, 2011
Young woman dies in crash after running red light
OREGON CITY, Oregon - A woman who ran a red light this morning died when her car was hit by a pickup truck. The accident occured around 2 this morning on SR 213 in Oregon City. Police spokesperson Daniel Swift said Jennifer Miller, 29, of Oregon City was eastbound on Beavercreek when her car ran the red traffic signal and was struck broadside by a 2007 Dodge Ram pickup being operated by Robert ...
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Sunday September 18, 2011
MEDFORD, Oregon - Jackson County Administrator Danny Jordan took out a $645,000 loan for his Medford home as part of his compensation. But the loan has taken some people by surprise. However, according to other county officials, the loan was legal and part of a strategy to retain a valued employe but took a member of the county Budget Committee by surprise. "I'm just speechless, to be honest," ...

Sunday September 18, 2011
Boy dead, girl shot in Forest Grove
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police in Forest Grove have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with a Saturday night shooting that left one boy dead and a girl injured. Cody James Ward, 18, is charged with criminal negligent homicide. He was taken into custody Saturday and booked into the Washington County Jail. He is set to be arraigned Monday. Police responding to a report of a shooting in Fores ...
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Saturday September 17, 2011
Police arrest armed man wanted in shooting
TACOMA, Washington - The Oregon man who alledgedly shot another man in the head during a drug deal was arrested in Tacoma Saturday morning. A tip to Tacoma Police led them to a motel where Jesus Ochoa was hiding. The shooting victim, who survived, and a witness both told investigators Ochoa was the man who pulled the trigger during the shooting in rural Columbia County on Thursday. Ochoa was ...
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Saturday September 17, 2011
MEDFORD, Oregon - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has made its first timber sale in a forest restoration pilot project under way in Southern Oregon. The sale was completed for $230,606. The sale covers about 250 acres and leases the land for 2 years. The wood-products firm that bought the land can begin work on it immediately. The pilot project is part of an effort thought up by profes ...

Saturday September 17, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - Oregon received notice of the NCAA investigation into its program's use of recruiting services. The NCAA relayed the official Notice of Inquiry in a telephone call to Oregon President Richard Lariviere this week, the Ducks announced Saturday before Oregon's game against Missouri State. The inquiry is the result of reports that surfaced this spring concerning payments Oregon ...

Saturday September 17, 2011
Jury rejects man's stun gun damage claim
EUGENE, Oregon - A federal court jury rejected a man's claim that a Springfield police officer used excessive force by zapping him with a stun gun as the man tried to jump over a fence in 2007. 34-year-old David Snauer of Cottage Grove had sought more than $80,000 in medical expenses and damages from Evan Sether and the city of Springfield. Jurors made their decision Friday. Court records ...
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Saturday September 17, 2011
Man hospitalized in NE Ore. with pneumonic plague
PENDLETON, Oregon - Umatilla County health officials said Friday the man is thought to have been infected with pneumonic plague while hunting in Lake County, Ore. County Public Health Administrator Genni Lehnert-Beers says the illness is serious but treatable with antibiotics if caught early. Pneumonic Plague can be spread to humans through the bite of an infected flea. The illness can also be ...
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Friday September 16, 2011
McMINNVILLE, Oregon - It slowly began to dawn on Esther and Bruce Huffman that perhaps they were being filmed. "Warning," the gray-haired, bespectacled grandmother reads off the screen. "You must stop recording before trying to close cyber link." Pause. "Maybe this recorded us," says the neatly coiffed, rosy-cheeked man next to her. "Aw, gee," Esther replies. The realization came towar ...

Friday September 16, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - A new report on the massive new Interstate 5 bridge and freeway expansion project over the Columbia River has a $147 million surprise for Oregon and Washington. The just-released final environmental impact statement makes clear that planners expect the states to contribute $450 million each — on top of the combined $147 million they've paid so far toward the more than $3 bill ...

Friday September 16, 2011
BEAVERCREEK, Oregon - Clackamas County Sheriff deputies are looking for a man who pulled a gun on a taxi driver in Beavercreek and carjacked his cab. The carjacking started when taxi responded to a pickup all at a Shari's Restaurant in Oregon City. The man told the driver to head to Beavercreek. After driving about 15 miles, the man pulled a handgun on the driver and forced him out of the yello ...

Friday September 16, 2011
Asbestos in housing development warrants Superfund
KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon - A vacated housing development near Klamath Falls contaminated with asbestos has been placed on the federal Superfund list for an environmental cleanup. The designation means 90 percent of the property's cleanup costs will be covered by federal funds. The paper said a report due out in coming weeks is expected to outline the timeline and cost of the project, which has ...
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Thursday September 15, 2011
Guilty plea for River Rat Bandit in bank jobs
PORTLAND, Oregon - A 34-year-old man has pleaded guilty in federal court to four Portland bank robberies attributed to the "River Rat Bandit." The River Rat is blamed for a 2009 series of armed robberies on both sides of the Columbia River that netted more than $96,000. The robber hit 14 banks or check cashing outlets in Washington, from Clark County to the Puget Sound area. Prosecutors say ...
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Thursday September 15, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - Deep in the wilds of Portland, invasive species rule. Blackberries, thistle, English ivy and rhododendron occupy deep pockets of brush, choking off native plants and growing into thick tangles impossible to navigate on foot. Enter the goat, scourge of the bramble, and a new denizen in this city's long love affair with agriculture and all things green. City chickens have becom ...

Wednesday September 14, 2011
Four men allege sex abuse when they were Boy Scouts
PORTLAND, Oregon - Four men who say they suffered sex abuse by a Boy Scout troop leader in the 1970s filed suit against the organization and its Portland branch, alleging the Scouts knew the leader was a threat but did nothing to stop him. The suit filed Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court seeks $5 million per victim. The men say they were between the ages of 12 and 14 in 1976 when the ...
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Wednesday September 14, 2011
Man attempting to impress his date nearly dies after fall from chimney
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man suffered life-threatening injuries when he fell from an elementary school chimney in northwest Portland. The man in his 30s was trying to impress his date Tuesday night when he tried to climb the chimney at Chapman Elementary School. Witnesses say he fell about 20 feet. Fire spokesman Gabriel Watson says the man was rescued from the first story roof and taken to a Po ...
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Wednesday September 14, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - A trial is under way in Eugene over a police officer's use of a stun gun to stop a man fleeing over a fence from a traffic stop. The excessive force suit filed by 34-year-old David Snauer in federal court says he suffered broken neck and back bones when he landed on his head, had multiple surgeries and had to use a wheelchair for months. A Springfield police officer pulled h ...

Wednesday September 14, 2011
Former college president gives $487,000 to college
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Former Chemeketa Community College president completed what the school says is the largest gift in its 41-year history, nearly half a million dollars. The $487,000 is in what's known as a charitable remainder trust. It will complement a scholarship program aimed at diversity that Gretchen Schuette (shoo-tee) began as president of the college from 2001 to 2007. For five ...
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Wednesday September 14, 2011
At 1:27 a.m. today, Wednesday September 14, 2011, 64-year-old Bob Breault was located in Southeast Portland. An alert resident called 9-1-1 after noticing a man wandering in an apartment complex in the 4600 block of Southeast Milwaukie Avenue. Bob left his house in the 2200 block of Southeast 70th Avenue to walk the dog and has not returned. Bob likes to walk in Mt. Tabor Park and officers con ...

Tuesday September 13, 2011
WARRENTON, Oregon - Oregon State Police say a north Oregon coast collision between a Warrenton School District bus and a pickup truck injured six students — one of them seriously — and the pickup truck driver. The students ranged in age from 6 to 16. Senior Trooper James Pierce says 16-year-old Serena Goniwicha was transferred to a Portland hospital for treatment of her injuries. Five other stu ...

Tuesday September 13, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon — Two people from Oregon injured in a single-engine plane crash at the Saratoga Airport in Wyoming remain hospitalized. Two other people who were injured in the Labor Day crash — pilot Ronney Bowker and Mary Ann Thenell — have been released but Thenell is now in a nearby rehabilitation hospital. Bowker's wife is in stable condition and Thenell's husband has been upgraded to se ...

Tuesday September 13, 2011
Support staff at Universities continue bargaining
SALEM, Oregon - With students scheduled to return to campuses in less than two weeks, higher education officials and the union representing support staff members are scheduled for last-minute contract bargaining this week. Negotiations are scheduled to resume Wednesday at Western Oregon University. If the talks fail, the classified employees have scheduled a vote at each of the seven campuse ...
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