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Tuesday August 9, 2011
MEDFORD, Oregon - A grand jury has indicted a southern Oregon man on aggravated murder and other charges in last month's slaying of his wife and four kids, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Jackson County Chief Deputy District Attorney Beth Heckert said the grand jury in Medford heard from 13 witnesses _ police and fire investigators, a medical examiner and two friends of the wife _ before handing up ...

Tuesday August 9, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - A prosecutor's review has found no improper conduct by Portland police in the July 10 cardiac arrest death of a man who ran from police. After reviewing police reports in the death of Darris Eugene Johnson, prosecutor Bob Leineweber of the Multnomah County district attorney's office concludes the two arresting officers "showed professional diligence and care." The 26-year- ...

Tuesday August 9, 2011
Salem couple die from overheating, drowning in hot tub
SALEM, Oregon - A Salem couple found dead in their backyard hot tub Monday morning overheated and drowned, the state medical examiner’s office said. Terry Kent, 56, and Melinda Sweeten, 57, were found in the hot tub by a relative who was planning to drop off a child in their care for the day. “They probably passed out and drowned after the heat became too much,” said Dr. Larry Lewman of the ...
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Tuesday August 9, 2011
Health officials say one person has died and at least nine others were made sick from an E. coli outbreak traced to fresh strawberries picked at a farm in northwestern Oregon. The Oregon Public Health Authority identified the source of the outbreak Monday as the Jaquith Strawberry Farm in Newberg. Four people have been hospitalized. The fatality was an elderly woman from Washington County wh ...

Monday August 8, 2011
Senator Mark Hatfield dead at 89
PORTLAND, Oregon - Former Senator Mark Hatfield, an outspoken critic of war whose liberal views often put him at odds with fellow Republicans but endeared him to Oregonians, died Sunday. He was 89. Hatfield, who had become increasingly frail in recent years, died at a Portland residence, said Gerry Frank, a longtime friend and former aide. The former senator's death was first reported by The Or ...
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Sunday August 7, 2011
One person dies, four injured in early morning rollover crash
BEAVERTON, Oregon - All five occupants in the Suburban that crashed on Highway 217 near Highway 26, early this morning, have been identified. The driver is 22 year old Oscar Ferrusoa-Tellez from Portland and beside him, in the front passenger seat, was his wife, Eidalia Palacios (22). Both had been wearing their seatbelts and received non-life threatening injuries. The three rear passengers ar ...
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Sunday August 7, 2011
Police search for missing Astoria woman
ASTORIA, Oregpm (AP) — Family members are searching for a 51-year-old Astoria woman who went for a walk two weeks ago and never came home. Lois "Sue" White doesn't typically venture on foot away from their apartment complex, her husband, Ronald White, told The Daily Astorian . But on July 26, Ronald was home with the couple's adult son when she left a note saying she was taking a walk. "The ...
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Sunday August 7, 2011
Man arrested on suspicion of killing 1-year-old Oregon girl in Gresham
GRESHAM, Oregon - A man has been arrested in Gresham on suspicion of killing a 1-year-old girl. 22-year-old Jeffrey Locker was arrested on Friday in connection with the death of Brooklyn Saechao. Gresham Police Sgt. Wallace Coon says paramedics responded to the home on Tuesday afternoon when Locker called to say his daughter had hit her head on an object in the house. She was taken to a hosp ...
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Saturday August 6, 2011
HUBBARD, Oregon - Oregon State Police have arrested a Washington state man in a crash that caused a natural gas leak and closed sections of two state highways south of Portland for three hours. Senior Trooper Doug Brown says the Friday evening crash damaged Northwest Natural Gas equipment at the intersection of Oregon Highway 99E and Oregon Highway 551 north of Hubbard, Ore. Witnesses reported ...

Saturday August 6, 2011
Endangered turtles to be released in the Gorge
PORTLAND, Oregon - A group of western pond turtles raised at the Oregon Zoo will be released into the Columbia River Gorge next week. The release is part a recovery plan, started in 1991 by Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Oregon Zoo joined in 2000. Nine turtles will return to the wild next week, 11 months after they were brought to the Oreg ...
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Friday August 5, 2011
RV companies hurt by recession look toward green technology
EUGENE, Oregon — Lane County's fragile recreational-vehicle manufacturing industry could find hope in an unexpected place — green technology. The Eugene Register-Guard reports RV manufacturer Country Coach has plans to develop a diesel-electric hybrid, but that plan will have to wait as the local luxury motor coach industry tries to survive. "I don't expect to see the type of numbers of manu ...
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Friday August 5, 2011
Salem dad jailed in slaying of wife, 4 children
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - The man accused of killing his wife and four children and setting their house on fire recovered enough to leave the hospital Thursday and was immediately jailed on aggravated murder charges. Police said Jordan Adam Criado, 51, was alert and able to walk when he left the Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford and was taken to the Jackson County Jail. He suffered smoke inhal ...
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Friday August 5, 2011
Sizemore pleads guilty to tax evasion
SALEM - Oregon anti-tax activist Bill Sizemore will spend 30 days in jail and three years on probation after pleading guilty to state tax-evasion charges. A spokeswoman for Attorney General John Kroger says Sizemore also owes the state $55,000 in back taxes and $2,000 for his court-appointed lawyer. Kroger said in a statement that Sizemore accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced Thursday af ...
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Thursday August 4, 2011
This morning, Thursday August 4, 2011, at 2;26 a.m., Portland Police officers from North Precinct responded to the report of a stabbing near Northeast 42nd Avenue and Killingsworth. Officers arrived in the area and located the victim at Northeast 42nd and Sumner. Officers spoke with the 34-year-old male victim who told police that after a brief confrontation, he had been punched in the face and st ...

Thursday August 4, 2011
Oregon tribes work to save primitive fish from becoming endangered
As long as American Indians have lived in the Pacific Northwest, they have looked to a jawless, eel-like fish for food. Tribes once harvested the lamprey from rivers throughout the Columbia Basin, which stretches from the Oregon coast up into Canada. But with dozens of hydroelectric dams in the way, the fish has followed the path of the buffalo – from the food staple of a people to a curiosity. ...
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Thursday August 4, 2011
Wu notifies governor, speaker of his resignation
SALEM, Oregon — Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon resigned his seat late Wednesday, making him the fourth member of Congress to quit this year in the wake of a sex scandal. Wu, 56, already had announced his intention to resign after his hometown paper, The Oregonian, published allegations that he had an unwanted sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman. In May, the woman left a voice mail me ...
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Thursday August 4, 2011
A new business listing service enters the internet business listings. Scwam says it focuses on helping small to medium sized companies gain more recognition for their business and achieving a greater exposure for their products and services. Scwam is proud to announce its grand opening, offering companies an affordable way to advertise their business opportunities, while earning a remarkable mo ...

Wednesday August 3, 2011
Portland Woman rescued after 3 nights in forest
PORTLAND, Oregon - An injured Oregon woman who spent three nights in the Mount Hood National Forest after tumbling off a cliff says she ate berries, drank from a creek and tried to scoot to safety on her bottom because she couldn't walk. Hood River County sheriff's Detective Matt English said 28-year-old Pamela Salant of Portland was in serious condition late Tuesday at a Portland hospital with ...
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Wednesday August 3, 2011
Idyllic Williams Oregon has largest percentage Medical marijuana smokers
WILLIAMS, Oregon - Medical marijuana has taken root in this idyllic town like nowhere else in Oregon. Nearly 20 percent of the population is registered to grow pot legally, and an untold number deals it illegally, creating stark contrasts in a bucolic burg where children still ring the bell to start the school day and pancake breakfasts draw a crowd at the local community center. The Associa ...
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Tuesday August 2, 2011
NW tribes drive effort to save primitive fish
OREGON CITY, Oregon - As long as American Indians have lived in the Pacific Northwest, they have looked to a jawless, eel-like fish for food. Tribes once harvested the lamprey from rivers throughout the Columbia Basin, which stretches from the Oregon coast up into Canada. But with dozens of hydroelectric dams in the way, the fish has followed the path of the buffalo—from a food staple of a peo ...
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Tuesday August 2, 2011
Fight Outside Downtown Portland Bar Results in One Stabbed, One Arrested
Early this morning, Tuesday August 2, 2011, at 1:50 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a fight outside Spyce Gentlemen's Club, located at Northwest 2nd Avenue and Couch Street. Officers arrived and contacted several people who had been involved in a fight but at that point had no willing victims or known suspects. At 3:18 a.m., Portland P ...
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Monday August 1, 2011
A record 100,000 students enrolled this fall at Oregon public universities
SALEM, Oregon - Attendance at Oregon's public universities is expected to reach a record 100,000 students this fall. Enrollment at the state's seven public universities has grown 40 percent in 10 years. Pressure on core courses, classrooms and dormitories help to make it more difficult to get into some schools, such as the University of Oregon. The U of O capped freshmen enrollment this y ...
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Monday August 1, 2011
Klamath Falls woman pleads no contest to manslaughter in crash that killed couple
KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon - 23-year-old Carrie Ames changed her plea last Friday and entered no contest to manslaughter charges in the deaths of a couple in a drunken driving crash last year in Klamath Falls. She was also charged with assault and driving under the influence of intoxicants. Prosecutors have asked for a sentence of 20 years, noting Ames' blood-alcohol content was more than five t ...
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Monday August 1, 2011
Mt. Ashland Ski Area expansion approval appealed
ASHLAND, Oregon - A U.S. Forest Service decision to approve expansion of the Mt. Ashland Ski Area in southern Oregon has been appealed. A total of 26 conservation groups and individuals have filed administrative appeals that will now be considered by the Forest Service internally at its regional office in Portland. If the regional office upholds the expansion's approval, people who filed adm ...
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Monday August 1, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - A stolen trumpet has been found and returned to a Portland jazz musician who needed a custom-made instrument in order to play. The trumpet was stolen from Portland jazz player and music teacher Thara Memory when he was moving into a new condo near downtown. Partial amputations made necessary by complications from diabetes make it impossible for Memory to play without the c ...

Monday August 1, 2011
Bicyclist killed in hit and run, tips sought
Just before noon yesterday, Sunday, July 30, 2011, Artyom Pavlenko, age 28, surrendered himself at to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office admitting he had been involved in the fatal hit and run earlier Sunday on Mather Road in Clackamas. Artyom Pavlenko was interviewed by investigators and then arrested. He has been booked at the Clackamas County Jail on one count of Manslaughter II and one ...
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Monday August 1, 2011
OREGON CITY, Oregon - The Oregon State Patrol says a 21-year Tualatin woman has been arrested on numerous charges after she kicked and assaulted three police officers as they took her into custody at Carver Park in Clackamas County. Trooper Dessa Deforrest says authorities were responding to a reported fight at Carver Park in Oregon City on Friday night when they found a vehicle driven by Kylie ...

Sunday July 31, 2011
Medford, Oregon - An Eagle Point man has been accused of stealing nearly 400 books from local libraries and apparently had no plans to sell them. Christopher Storrer, who listed “home” as his graduate school on a social-media website, has been banned from all Rogue Valley libraries while he awaits trial. The Medford Mail Tribune reports Storrer’s reading tastes tended toward political philosop ...

Sunday July 31, 2011
Large fire destroys fuel site in lumber yard
PORTLAND, Oregon - A large fire has destroyed a fuel silo at a lumber yard in Lyons. Fire department spokesman Alan Hume says firefighters from 11 fire agencies battled the four-alarm blaze at Freres Lumber Co. Saturday afternoon. He said the fire destroyed 100-foot fuel silo, which provides fuel for a boiler. Hume said the fire apparently started at the top of the silo. The fire extended ...
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Sunday July 31, 2011
MILTON-FREEWATER, Oregon - The levee system along the Walla Walla River is badly in need of repair in one Eastern Oregon town, costing homeowners a flood insurance premium until the system is fixed. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stopped certifying the levee system near Milton-Freewater, Ore., in 2007. The corps said it discovered damage during inspections that rendered the levee unusable. ...

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