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Wednesday March 30, 2011
United Airlines Flight to Portland Diverted To Chicago
PORTLAND, Ore. -- United Airlines Flight 251 was diverted to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport for several hours. Upon landing in Chicago, three passengers were removed from the plane after they did not follow flight crew's instructions. The flight originated from Dulles International Airport in Washington DC, to Portland International Airport. The diversion took place two hours into th ...
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Tuesday March 29, 2011
Debris from Japan's tsunami moving to Oregon Coast
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland State University geology professor and Oceanographer Curt Petersen says debris from the Japanese tsunami is caught up in a large circle, and is currently making its way across the Pacific Ocean. He says it's a system of ocean currents circulating the debris toward the Oregon coast. "We expect to find plastics and Styrofoam bottles and other lightweight material movin ...
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Tuesday March 29, 2011
Traffic Stop Near Salem Leads To Pot Bust
SALEM, Oregon - An Oregon State Police trooper who pulled over a driver for a traffic violation got a big surprise when he found five pounds of marijuana in the car Monday morning. The driver, Michael Melvin, 37, and Darlene Byrd, 25, both from Tacoma, Washington, were arrested on charges of unlawful possession and delivery of a controlled substance. They were stopped in a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu ...
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Monday March 28, 2011
Portland Police consider runaway 14-year-old a Missing Person's Case
PORTLAND, Ore. – Police now consider the case of a missing 14-year-old girl, who they believe ran away, a missing persons’ investigation. Yashanee Vaughn was last seen at a Taco Bell on Northeast 82nd and Thompson Street in Portland Saturday night March 19. Her cousin said they were going to meet up in Vancouver but she never showed up. Lt. Kelli Sheffer, spokeswoman for the Portland Police ...
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Monday March 28, 2011
Shamrock Tavern robbed after midnight in SE Portland
This morning, Monday March 28, 2011, at approximately 1:02 a.m., Portland Police responded the report of an armed robbery at the Shamrock Tavern, located at 4919 Southeast 82nd Avenue. Officers arrived and learned that the suspects had fled the area in an unknown direction. Officers learned that the suspects entered the bar by smashing out the glass in a door and ordered two customers onto the ...
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Monday March 28, 2011
Portland Police Investigate Armed Robbery - Suspect Arrested
This afternoon, Monday March 28, 2011, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Portland Police responded to a holdup alarm at Southeast Coin & Jewelry, located at 8115 Southeast Powell Boulevard. Officers arrived in the area and learned that the suspect walked into the shop and sprayed pepper spray inside the store and displayed a handgun before taking an undisclosed amount of cash and collector coins. W ...
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Monday March 28, 2011
Missing woman likely killed by husband who killed himself
BEND, Ore. — Police have theorized that a 72-year-old Bend woman, Sandra Meyer, missing since March 9 was likely killed by her husband. He later used a gun to kill himself, Bend police said Friday. The body of 71 year-old John Meyer and Sandra Meyer's purse were both found in a crawlspace under the couple's home. A "substantial amount" of Sandra Meyer's blood was found in a heat duct of the ...
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Monday March 28, 2011
Elderly woman dies in Forest Grove house fire
Forest Grove, Oregon - Forest Grove Fire and Rescue, along with the Forest Grove Police Department, responded to a house fire at 1:53 a.m. this morning. Upon arrival they found the residence, located at 2235 Laurel Street, engulfed in flames. A Forest Grove police officer attempted to rescue an elderly female from a bathroom, but was unable to make entry because of the flames in her home. The w ...
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Sunday March 27, 2011
Lake Oswego dam project nears completion
After the great Willamette Valley Flood of 1996, which devastated Lake Oswego and many other cities in late January and mid-February 1996, Lake Oswego city planners decided it was time for a dam. The basic idea was to control the flow and release of water out of Lakewood Bay. Water in Lakewood Bay originates from the Tualatin River and the larger lake called Lake Oswego. During high water level ...
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Sunday March 27, 2011
Japanese Students visit to Lake Oswego cancelled
Travel plans of Japanese students of Yoshikawa City, Japan to visit their sister city students at Lake Oswego has been canceled. The students had been scheduled meet their Sister City students in Lake Oswego between March 29 and April 5, hosted by local Oregon families. On Wednesday, a Lake Oswego City representative stated, "as a result of the catastrophic events in Japan this year’s visit ...
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Sunday March 27, 2011
Teenage girl jailed in stabbing case
Portland police arrested 19-year-old Tiffany Ray in the Saturday stabbing of a man at an East Burnside Street Max station. She was charged with assault in the third degree and was placed into the Multnomah County Jail. The victim has not been positively identified in the stabbing at the Burnside Street Max station platform. His injuries don't appear to be life threatening. A male suspect des ...
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Saturday March 26, 2011
Vernonia Man Faces Child Sex Abuse Charges
A 62-year-old Vernonia-area man has been jailed and charged with 29 counts of sexual crimes involving children. Columbia County Sheriff's Deputies took Richard Courtney into custody without incident today while serving a search warrant and arrest warrant at his residence. Deputies and federal agents have been conducting a 10-month-long investigation for Richard Courtney that began last June af ...
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Saturday March 26, 2011
Duffel Bag Thief Who Called Police For Ride Gets 30 days
WEST LINN, Oregon - The woman who called 9.1.1 after she committed a crime pleaded guilty last month to burglary. Zannish Frazier sentenced to 30 days in jail. Frazier called West Linn police in December to tell them she was stranded after her boyfriend kicked her out of their apartment and that she needed help, needed a ride. Police soon discovered Frazier had a warrant for her arrest and t ...
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Saturday March 26, 2011
Police: Man wounded after gang shooting
GRESHAM, Oregon - Last night a man was wounded after being shot in the armat an apartment complex in Gresham. Just before 0:30 gunshots rang out in the parking lot of the appartments in the 16400 block of Northeast Glisan. police say the 18-year-old man who was shot is also a suspected gang member. They are still looking for the person with the gun. The victim was taken to a hospital. ...
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Saturday March 26, 2011
Man arrested after standoff with State Police SWAT team
A standoff with the Oregon State Police SWAT team in Baker City ended a 15-hour encounter Wednesday morning when a suspect was arrested and placed into the Baker County Jail today. 42-year-old Donald Huff was first taken to St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City and treated before being jailed. Huff is being held on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, recklessly endangering another per ...
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Friday March 25, 2011
Klamath Falls Man Arrested for Sex Abuse of Juvenile Female
An Oregon State Police (OSP) investigation led to the arrest Thursday of a 61-year old Klamath Falls-area man on sex crime offenses related to the alleged sex abuse of a 13-year old girl. On March 23, 2011 information was obtained by an OSP trooper that the victim had been sexually abused by a known suspect identified as TERRY WOODFORK, age 61. The investigation led to WOODFORK's arrest on Mar ...
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Friday March 25, 2011
Miss Teen Earth United States visits the Better Living Home and Garden show
Miss Teen Earth United States 2010, Siria Bojorquez, will be coming to Portland Oregon as a special guest of the Better Living Home and Garden show. The eco-friendly environmentally green event will run from March 25-27, 2011 at the Portland Expo Center. On August 4th she had the honor of being crowned Miss Teen Earth United States. Since this day she has continued doing as much as possible for ...
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Friday March 25, 2011
Man Dies While Trying To Revive Dead Wife
JOYCE, Washington - A man died Wednesday evening after he attempted to administer CPR to his wife’s after she collapsed. He called 9-1-1 to report his wife had a heart attack, but was found slumped over her body when medics and deputies arrived about eight minutes later. The woman was 59 and her husband was 60. Both died. The names of the couple have not been released until the officials ar ...
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Thursday March 24, 2011
Three men killed when freight train collides with van
LONGVIEW, Washington - Three employees of Burlington Northern Santa Fe were killed when a freight train struck their shuttle van on Wednesday. A fourth men was injured. "They had just completed their shift when their van was struck at a private rail crossing in the Longview area," said Burlington representative Gus Melonas. "They were taking the crew to the hotel in Vancouver." ...
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Wednesday March 23, 2011
Driver arrested for assaulting cyclist cop
PORTLAND, Oregon - Early Tuesday morning March 22, 2011, a Portland Police Sergeant was riding his bike to work on Northwest Cornell Road in Northwest Portland when a man drove his care along side of the officer's bike, within inches of hitting him while riding. The driver, later identified as 68-year-old Larry Fornshell, passed Sergeant Santos and his bicycle and continued on. When both came t ...
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Wednesday March 23, 2011
Oregon gasoline price rises 3 cents a gallon
PORTLAND, Oregon - The good 'ol days of cheap gas has faded to an iconic image of days gone by. How long has it been since your tires were checked? And if they need air, you'll probably need some quarters because air cost these days. It's not a consumer world. It's all about the corporation, about the glut of a few more pennies to the big oil boys. And while you the consumer may feel like compl ...
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Wednesday March 23, 2011
Girl Scout cookies for soldiers stolen in Oregon
GRESHAM, Oregon - Some Oregon Girl Scouts are dipping into their allowances to replace stolen cookies for soldiers in Afghanistan. KPTV reports the girls from a troop in Gresham had collected five cases during their annual cookie sale. They were ready to go and sitting in troop mom Lisa Sablan's car last Friday when the car was stolen. When police found the car two days later, its stereo was ...
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Wednesday March 23, 2011
Marion County Tax Assessor Commits Suicide
SALEM, Oregon - Marion County tax assessor was discovered dead from what police say was a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Salem home last night, Marion County officials said. 54-year-old Richard Kreitzer was serving his second term as assessor. A friend called police just after 6 PM yesterday. The friend said he talked with Kreitzer earlier in the evening and became concerned when he couldn ...
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Wednesday March 23, 2011
Del Monte Produce recalls cantaloupe
Portland, Oregon - U.S. food company Fresh Del Monte Produce said on Tuesday it was recalling nearly 5,000 cartons of cantaloupes which may be contaminated with a form of salmonella. The cantaloupes were distributed through warehouse clubs in Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, the company said. The company said the cantaloupe recall followed notification fr ...
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Tuesday March 22, 2011
Man stabbed in Downtown portland on MAX Train
PORTLAND, Oregon - After an agument a man was stabbed in the chest this afternoon just after 5 PM. Portland police responded to at the Southwest 4th and Morrison westbound MAX platform. Officers arrived and learned that an argument began on the train between the victim and the suspect and the suspect stabbed the victim in the chest. The suspect exited the train on Southwest 2nd Avenue. The susp ...
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Tuesday March 22, 2011
Salem Police Seek Suspect Who Molested Female Jogger
Salem Police are seeking assistance from the public in identifying a suspect who accosted a 26-year old Seattle woman as she jogged in South Salem just before 9:00 am on March 21st. The victim had been jogging on River Rd S when she first saw the suspect, who was walking southbound on River Rd from Owens St S. The victim took a ramp that led onto Wilson St S and had stopped when the suspect ca ...
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Monday March 21, 2011
New recommendations for child car seats
PORTLAND, Oregon – New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics say children should ride in rear-facing car seats up to two years old instead of one. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued new recommendations today. "One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each ye ...
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Monday March 21, 2011
Gangland shooting, teen's bedroom sprayed with bullets
PORTLAND, Oregon - Yet another gang-related shooting, the fifth this time in one-week left four people injured in northeast Portland. Police say a late-night party was in progress at a home in the 7000 block of Northeast 9th Avenue when shot were fired in and outside the home. Police say there were three gunshot victims found on the sidewalk, 31-year-old Garvin Franklin and 32-year-old Arche ...
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Sunday March 20, 2011
Truck driver injured in crash on Highway 97 south of Klamath Falls
Klamath Falls, Oregon - A commercial truck driver was injured Saturday morning after colliding with another commercial vehicle on Highway 97 about seven miles south of Klamath Falls. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the Klamath Falls Area Command office are continuing the investigation. On March 19, 2011 at approximately 8:30 a.m. a commercial truck driven by VINOD PEGNANY, age 32, from ...
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Sunday March 20, 2011
Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Interstate 5 south of Albany
Oregon State Police troopers are looking for any possible witnesses to Friday afternoon's fatal motorcycle crash on Interstate 5 about four miles south of the Highway 34 interchange. According to OSP Sergeant Eric Judah, on March 18, 2011 at approximately 4:30 p.m. a Kawasaki motorcycle operated by DALE ALBERT GLANT, age 58, from Ocala, Florida was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 225. ...
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