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Saturday August 27, 2011
Lightning-ignited fires cover 20K acres in Eastern Oregon
Firefighters are battling nine major lightning-ignited fires covering a total of more than 20,000 acres in Eastern Oregon. A Warm Springs Fire Management spokesman says 35 fires are burning on the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs reservation alone. Northwest Interagency Coordination Center spokesman Mark Morrow says lightning was reported across the northwestern corner of the state, b ...
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Saturday August 27, 2011
CANYON CITY, Oregon - Authorities in Eastern Oregon are looking for a 36-year-old man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl. Sheriff Glenn Palmer of Grant County says the warrant for John Edward Williams Jr. specifies charges of sex abuse, kidnapping and rape. Palmer says the crimes were reported on Wednesday, when Williams was last seen in Eastern Oregon. The sheriff says information from a ...

Friday August 26, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - Police say they've recovered a box containing a woman's ashes that was stolen in a home burglary. However, the thief remains at large. The ashes were found Thursday in an impounded 1986 Ford pickup that police think was involved in another burglary that occurred about the same time as the ashes were stolen Tuesday. Jackie Megert had pleaded for the return of her mother's a ...

Friday August 26, 2011
Oregon begins allowing graywater irrigation in 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon environmental authorities are encouraging people to irrigate with the water drained from sinks, showers and laundry — known as graywater. The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission on Thursday approved rules governing permits for graywater systems, which will be offered starting next spring. The idea of using soapy water for irrigation has been around awhile, but i ...
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Friday August 26, 2011
Fires still burning in Oregon
While states along the East Coast prepare for a possible hit by Hurricane Irene, the Northwestern U.S. is battling widespread, lightning-caused wildfires. A lightning storm in central Oregon started about 150 fires. "The Umpqua National Forest could get pretty active because of the number of strikes there," Northwest Interagency Fire Coordination Center spokesperson Mark Morrow said, The Ore ...
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Friday August 26, 2011
Feds Charge Christian Warrior With Firebombing Oregon Mosque
There’s no shortage of hate. Take Cody Crawford, a self described Christian warrior. The 24-year-old Oregon man has been charged with a hate crime for a November firebombing of a Mosque in Corvallis. Authorities allege that Crawford is a "potential major contributor" of DNA to a blue Maglite agents found near the mosque the morning of the firebombing, according to AP. The indictment out of E ...
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Thursday August 25, 2011
Lightning sets off dozens of small Oregon fires
PORTLAND, Oregon - Lightning strikes have set off dozens of small wildfires in the south and central parts of Oregon. Officials at the federal firefighting agency in Portland say none have turned into major blazes. New fires are reported in Umpqua National Forest on the west side of the Cascade Range in Southern Oregon and in Klamath Falls and Lakeview area on the east side. The Warm Spri ...
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Thursday August 25, 2011
Molalla newlyweds wake to find wedding gifts stolen
MOLALLA, Oregon — A pair of newlyweds in Molalla reported the theft of about $10,000 in wedding gifts from a ranch after their wedding reception. Hank and Annie Elliot say they left a pile of at least ten wrapped gifts and a number of gift cards on a table in the reception area of the Coleman Ranch in Molalla, Ore. Annie Elliot said she last saw the gifts at about 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 6, the n ...
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Thursday August 25, 2011
BEND, Oregon - Western Communications, which owns The Bulletin newspaper in Bend and other properties, says it has filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 in a dispute with a lender over $18 million in loans. The company says it will continue operating normally as it seeks better interest-rate and payback terms from Bank of America. "Our family business is here to stay," said Chairwoman Be ...

Thursday August 25, 2011
Man Arrested For Hate Crime In Ore. Mosque Fire
PORTLAND, Oregon - Federal officials arrested a 24-year-old man on charges of firebombing an Portland mosque last year and said he was motivated by racial hatred following the arrest of a Muslim man accused of plotting to set off the car bomb. Cody Crawford, who has been under investigation since the Corvallis mosque was torched Nov. 28, was arrested Wednesday night at a home in nearby Monmouth ...
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Thursday August 25, 2011
120-plus evacuated after Newberg hotel explosion
More than 120 people evacuated the Best Western hotel in Newberg following an early morning explosion t 3 am this morning. Authorities are investigating whether it was the result of a drug-making operation. Newberg-Dundee Police Capt. Jeff Kosmicki says three people who had been in the room where the explosion occurred were injured. A 29-year-old man was flown to a hospital with burns, and a fe ...
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Wednesday August 24, 2011
Aggressive Pitbull shot by police in North Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - Today at 4:30 p.m. Portland Police officers assigned to the Transit Police Division responded to a unwanted man with an aggressive Pitbull trying to board a Tri-Met bus at Lombard and North Interstate. As officers were on their way to the call Radio advise that the Pitbull attempted to attack a person in the area. Shortly after the officers arrived the aggressive Pitbull cha ...
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Wednesday August 24, 2011
Portland man arrested in Newberg on sex charges
NEWBERG, Oregon - On August 17, 2011, at approximately 04:24am an officer from the Newberg-Dundee Police Department received a report of an indecent exposure that occurred on the athletic field near Edwards Elementary School. The three juvenile complainants described seeing a 40-50 year old male naked in a sleeping bag with another person. The officer contacted the two in the field adjacent to Edw ...
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Tuesday August 23, 2011
St. Paul lawyer says the Vatican thinks it's 'above the law'
ST.PAUL, Oregon - A St. Paul lawyer on Monday called the Vatican's court-ordered release of more than 1,800 pages of documents "deficient, but revealing." Jeff Anderson, whose law practice has specialized in abuse lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Church for decades, told reporters at a news conference that the documents released last week were a "small fraction" of what was required by a fed ...
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Tuesday August 23, 2011
WHITE CITY, Ore. (AP) — Biologist Jay Doino dodges backhoes and dump trucks as he makes his way toward a nothing patch of dirt and grass deep within the Denman Wildlife Area, a couple hundred yards away from the banks of Little Butte Creek. In his mind, Doino fast-forwards to December when this oval impression in the ground will become a rare and important watery alcove where young coho salmon ...

Tuesday August 23, 2011
WEST LINN, Oregon - A man who went to the Oregon home of Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph to sell marijuana said he was beaten with a pool cue in a dispute over the price of pot. The man, who has not been publicly identified, told sheriff's deputies at least three men assaulted him but Randolph was not among them. No arrests have been made, and authorities said none were expected on Mond ...

Monday August 22, 2011
Boxing it up for the Troops
Since September 10th, 2010, Jennifer L. Fair (31 yrs old) and Renée Atkins (26 yrs old) have sent over 250 care packages to military personnel in hostile regions of Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Bahrain. These care packages have contained an estimated value of over $25,000 worth of requested toiletries, food, and morale items. All of this was accomplished by savvy shopping, over ten thousand coup ...
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Monday August 22, 2011
Divers search for missing swimmer in Columbia River
PORTLAND, Oregon - Rescuers are searching for a male swimmer who dove off a boat in the Columbia River near Portland and did not resurface Sunday. The man's wife called 911 around 1 p.m. Sunday. It happened near Tomahawk Island. Rescuers from agencies in Oregon and Washington are aiding in the search. ...
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Monday August 22, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon – Electric car drivers will get a charge out of a block-long stretch of a downtown Portland street that’s been dubbed "Electric Avenue," and it may also help the automotive industry and others make important decisions as the use of electric cars evolves. Seven electric charging stations from six different manufacturers have been installed at Portland State University as pa ...

Monday August 22, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon — After three years of robust growth, enrollment at Oregon's seven public universities is expected to slow this year, but it still may for the first time top 100,000 students, university officials say. Increases in first-time freshmen are flattening at state universities, but better retention of enrolled students and an increase in transfer students from community colleges wil ...

Sunday August 21, 2011
City of Sodaville dumps 2nd-term mayor for not showing up for work
Sodaville, Oregon — A small city in Oregon has kicked out its mayor for not showing up to work. Sodaville replaced 35-year-old Brady Harrington with the city council’s president. Harrington missed council meetings in June and July, along with skipping three budget meetings. The new mayor, Nick Heineck, says Harrington was occupied as a firefighter and student, but would not commit to retu ...
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Saturday August 20, 2011
Voters could decide legalizing pot, union rights
SALEM, Oregpn - Come next year, Oregon voters could be deciding whether to legalize marijuana or limit the ability of public-employee unions to collect political contributions. Those are just two of the nearly two-dozen ideas proposed so far for the 2012 ballot. Citizen groups are collecting the signatures necessary — up to 116,000 of them, in some cases — to bring the ideas before Oregon voter ...
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Saturday August 20, 2011
Vatican releases documents in Oregon sex abuse case
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Vatican insisted Friday that an Oregon priest accused of sexually abusing young people was not its employee, as it released hundreds of pages of documents - much of it written in Latin - in response to a ruling by a federal court judge in Portland. The documents are a step toward bringing the nearly decade-old case closer to resolving a core question: whether the Vatican c ...
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Friday August 19, 2011
Salem Shuts Down Cancer Patient's Fundraising Garage Sales
SALEM, Oregon – Salem is shutting down the backyard garage sales a woman has been using to help pay her bills for terminal bone marrow cancer. Jan Cline lost her job and was looking for extra income after her cancer diagnosis. Her illness causes holes in her bones that leave them vulnerable to fractures. Cline says the garage sales were bringing in several hundred dollars each weekend until ...
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Friday August 19, 2011
Grass fire threatens homes in Oregon
ROGUE RIVER, Oregon - An Oregon Department of Forestry spokesman says a fast-moving wildfire has raced across 300 acres of grass and brush in southern Oregon near Rogue River, threatening at least 40 homes and briefly closing northbound lanes of Interstate 5. Spokesman Brian Ballou says four helicopters dropped water on the flames before darkness fell Thursday night, helping to protect homes. Ab ...
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Thursday August 18, 2011
MADRAS, Oregon - A 7-year-old boy was killed in yesterday when he was hit by a car while walking across a street. Last night police responded to the report of a pedestrian hit near the intersection of 5th Street and D Street. Police say the boy was crossing 5th Street, in the cross walk, when he was hit by a vehicle. The boy was taken to Mountain View Hospital, where he was pronounced. His p ...

Thursday August 18, 2011
Bomb Squad Destroys Suspicious Device in Arbor Lodge Park
PORTLAND, Oregon - This morning, Thursday August 18, 2011, at 8:02 a.m., Portland Police officers from North Precinct responded to Arbor Lodge Park, located at 2700 North Bryant Street, on the report of multiple suspicious devices found in the park. The caller reported finding a soda bottle wrapped in tape that appeared to have already exploded as well as two tennis balls wrapped in tape with ...
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Thursday August 18, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - At approximately 8:30 a.m. this morning, the neighborhood search for two armed robbery suspects concluded. No arrests have been made. Detectives have spoken with the victim, 54-year-old Robert Williams of Northeast Portland, and learned that Mr. Williams was walking to a bus stop to go to work for the day when the two suspects approached him from behind and demanded his wall ...

Thursday August 18, 2011
Portland Man Charged in 17 Count Indictment Related to Robbery Investigations
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Multnomah County Grand Jury has indicted 34-year-old Elijah Whitney Cohens on multiple felony charges following several robbery investigations. Between May 22 and June 17, 2011, Portland Police and Gresham Robbery Detectives investigated four separate cases involving Cohens. Four victims contacted police and told investigators that they met Cohens on adult chat lines a ...
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Thursday August 18, 2011
Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 6 near Brown's Camp
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - An 85-year old Forest Grove man was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when he lost control of his car on Highway 6 about a half mile east of Brown's Camp, traveled off an approximate 120 foot embankment and crashed. Oregon State Police, Washington County Sheriff's Office and Forest Grove Fire Department high-angle Rescue personnel worked together to rescue the man prior ...
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