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Thursday August 18, 2011
Wayward whale delighted observers before her death
KLAMATH, Calif. (AP) - Janet Wortman knew something was wrong when she drove by the U.S. Highway 101 bridge across the Klamath River and there were no people leaning over the railing to watch the 45-foot gray whale that had been there for nearly two months. "She would just swim back and forth right in front of you and at one point go like this, like she was waving at us," recalled Wortman, a me ...
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Thursday August 18, 2011
Deer droppings proven cause of E. coli outbreak
SALEM, Oregon — Health officials confirmed Wednesday that deer droppings are the source of an Oregon E. coli outbreak linked to strawberries. Researchers at the Oregon Public Health Division found that six samples of deer feces matched the E. coli found in people who were infected. The outbreak killed one elderly woman and sickened 14 others from northwestern Oregon. Jaquith Strawberry Farm ...
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Thursday August 18, 2011
Oregon city's road spending cuts anger drivers
MEDFORD, Oregon - The cheapest bid to resurface an Oregon city's roads came in nearly $2 million under the traditional cost, but drivers are already complaining about a bumpy ride. Medford paid a contractor $825,000 to resurface portions of city streets with low-cost cape seal. The city's road engineer said traditional repaving would have cost about $2.5 million. "Going into this, we r ...
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Wednesday August 17, 2011
This morning, Wednesday August 16, 2011, at 2:33 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to multiple 9-1-1 calls of gunshots heard in the area of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Flavel Street. Officers arrived in the area and learned that witnesses heard a disturbance then several gunshots fired. A lone adult male resident of an apartment in the 9100 block of Southeast Fla ...

Tuesday August 16, 2011
16-year-old missing girl  found safe
16-year-old Alisha Enyeart has been found safe. She had been reported missing and was last seen at her Southeast Portland home, on August 12, 2011, and has since been seen in the local area with her 18-year-old boyfriend. There was no evidence of suspicious circumstances in this case and is believed that Alisha was a runaway. Alisha suffers from a medical condition which requires daily medicat ...
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Tuesday August 16, 2011
Mom Gets Probation After Attempted Circumcision
An Oregon mother who tried to circumcise her newborn at home was sentenced to five years probation. Keemonta Peterson, 29, said she was inspired by the Old Testament and made the attempt with a box cutter last October, sending her three-month-old to the hospital, according to The Associated Press. She pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal mistreatment. Peterson decided to do the surgery he ...
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Tuesday August 16, 2011
Oregon State trooper jailed on shooting charge
ALBANY, Oregon - An Oregon State Police sergeant has been accused of firing a round through the door of his house in Albany, leading to a standoff with officers. 41-year-old Corey John Simons faces charges of reckless endangering and unlawful use of a weapon. Albany police say they went to Simons' house Sunday night after an acquaintance called them, saying Simons was depressed and she feare ...
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Monday August 15, 2011
WARM SPRINGS, Oregon - Tribal police in Oregon have expanded authority under a law signed last month by Gov. John Kitzhaber. Tribal police can follow suspects off reservation and arrest non-tribal members on reservation. The legislation was opposed by the Oregon State Sheriff's Association. Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe says it makes tribal police the most powerful law enforcement agency in ...

Monday August 15, 2011
Deer Blamed For Strawberry E. Coli Outbreak
PORTLAND, Oregon - Health officials think they'll be able to prove deer droppings in a strawberry field caused an E. coli outbreak that killed one person and sickened 14 others. Ten percent of the samples taken from the Jaquith Strawberry Farm tested positive for the bacteria, epidemiologist William Keene said Thursday. Scientists are testing more than 100 samples of soil, strawberries and d ...
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Monday August 15, 2011
Oregon couple held following shooting in Wyoming
SALEM, Oregon - An Oregon couple was in custody Monday following a shooting, a high-speed police pursuit into Utah, and a foot chase, authorities said. Roy and Jessica Fritts of Union, Oregon, were arrested around 1 p.m. Sunday near Echo, Utah, detective Dick Blust Jr., of Wyoming's Sweetwater County Sheriff's office said. Edmund Thornell, 54, of Costa Mesa, Calif., was camping with the Fr ...
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Sunday August 14, 2011
SALEM, Oregon — The council that helps ensure Oregon and Washington have affordable electricity now expects a glut of natural gas supplies to last for years, potentially reducing costs for residential and business customers but also creating challenges for developers of alternative energy. Staff at the Northwest Power and Conservation Council last week suggested changes to its fuel price foreca ...

Sunday August 14, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - Salem’s largest medical marijuana club has a new resource center, and it’s opening its doors to the public one day a week, the Statesman Journal reported. Guests can’t medicate at the center, but they can learn about medical marijuana. People who just got their Oregon Medical Marijuana Program cards can learn how to get started, and longtime cardholders can just hang out. “We ...

Saturday August 13, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - The U.S. Ski Team has dismissed an 18-year-old member of its development squad after he was accused of getting drunk and then urinating on a fellow passenger aboard a JetBlue flight. Robert "Sandy" Vietze was detained by police at New York's Kennedy Airport on Wednesday after arriving on a flight from Portland, Oregon. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association emailed a stateme ...

Friday August 12, 2011
Honoring Hatfield: a Lincoln Scholar who set the record straight about the Oregon-Lincoln Connection
Veteran Oregon politician and noted Lincoln scholar Mark Odom Hatfield died this week from an undisclosed illness in an assisted care residence in his beloved state. It's appropriate that former Senator Hatfield passed away during the fourth month of the national Civil War Sesquicentennial, an era of American History that always held a special place in his heart and mind. Fittingly, the death of H ...
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Friday August 12, 2011
Medford dad enters no plea in slayings of wife, kids
MEDFORD, Oregon - The Southern Oregon man accused of killing his wife and four kids last month and setting their home on fire was arraigned on aggravated murder charges Friday, but did not enter a plea. Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Lorenzo Mejia gave defense attorney Geoff Gokey until Sept. 22 to review the evidence before a plea is entered. Given the seriousness of the case—aggravated ...
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Friday August 12, 2011
CORVALLIS, Oregon - Oregon State defensive tackle Castro Masaniai has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of attempted coercion stemming from an altercation with his girlfriend in May. Beavers coach Mike Riley suspended Masaniai for Oregon State’s opener Sept. 3 against Sacramento State, but he was allowed to return to practice. Masaniai was sentenced on Friday in Benton County Circuit Cou ...

Friday August 12, 2011
On Friday, August 12, 2011, at 1:02 a.m. a Portland Police officer was eastbound on Division at about Southeast 85th when he was flagged down by a motorist regarding bicyclist who had just been hit and run by a black SUV. The officer was also contacted by a 17-year-old bicyclist who had also been struck by the SUV. The 17-year-old was transported to an area hospital but has non-life threatenin ...

Friday August 12, 2011
Yesterday, Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a car into a house at Southeast 79th and Mitchell. Officers arrived and found a 2006 Honda Civic that appeared to crash through a fence and into a garden shed in the yard of 7908 Southeast Raymond Court. Medical personnel arrived and transported the adult male driver and an adult female passenger to an area ho ...

Friday August 12, 2011
Police seek info on fugitive in Portland
This afternoon, Thursday August 11, 2011, officers from several law enforcement agencies, including the Portland Police Bureau and the US Marshals Service, were involved in a pursuit of a vehicle driven by a wanted fugitive. The vehicle was driven by 19-year-old Stephanie Janelle Forester. Forester is has warrants for her arrest in Oregon and is considered armed and dangerous. Forester is desc ...
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Thursday August 11, 2011
COQUILLE, Oregon - Lawyers for an Oregon man convicted of manslaughter in the 2000 death of his teenaged girlfriend are seeking a new trial. Robert and Shaun McCrea filed a 32-page motion Tuesday in Coos County Circuit Court on behalf of Nicholas McGuffin, sentenced Aug. 1 to 10 years in prison in the death of Leah Freeman. The lawyers contend McGuffin, now 29, was prevented from getting a f ...

Thursday August 11, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - The family of Mark O. Hatfield says two public memorial services are planned for the former two-term Republican governor of Oregon and long-time U.S. senator who died Sunday. The senator's son Mark O. Hatfield Jr. says the first memorial is planned at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Village Baptist Church in suburban Beaverton. The second will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at th ...

Thursday August 11, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - A federal judge in Eugene has denied a new trial for the leader of the U.S. branch of an Islamic charity who was convicted of smuggling $150,000 that prosecutors say was intended for Muslim fighters in Chechnya. U.S. District Judge Michael Hogan filed the ruling late Wednesday in the case of Pete Seda (SAY-dah), also known as Pirouz (peer-OOZ) Sedaghaty (say-dah-GAH-tee), an Ir ...

Thursday August 11, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - Authorities have identified an Oregon couple and a young girl from Washington who were killed in a fiery collision along a Northern California freeway. Yolo County Chief Deputy Coroner Robert LaBrash said Wednesday that 53-year-old Robert Lee Taylor and 49-year-old Linda Danell Taylor were found inside a badly burned SUV. The couple was from Monmouth, Oregon. La-nessa Leann ...

Wednesday August 10, 2011
Boy pulled from Pacific surf in dramatic rescue
A 12-year-old boy who spent as long as 20 minutes immersed in the Pacific Ocean surf before he was rescued is amazing his family. "Maybe there is a miracle that's happening here," the boy's father, Chad Ostrander of Spanaway, Wash., told reporters Tuesday. Charles "Dale" Ostrander was visiting the southwest Washington coast with members of his church youth group last Friday when he was caugh ...
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Tuesday August 9, 2011
Home Depot: Orange stain on lumber is ethylene glycol (extremely toxix and dangerous)
SHERWOOD, Oregon - The Sherwood, Oregon HOME DEPOT store is selling lumber that contains a wet, orange stain. Upon a complaint to The Oregon Herald, the Sherwood Home Depot store was called. A store clerk by the name of "Johnny" in the lumber department had no idea what the wet stain on the lumber might be. He reluctantly referred us to the store manager on duty. A woman by the name of Shannon ...
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Tuesday August 9, 2011
Women accuse doctor of rape, sex abuse, some while drugged
THE DALLES, Oregon - Seven woman have accused an anesthesiologist at an Oregon hospital of sexual abuse, including some who say they were incapacitated by drugs when they were assaulted. Dr. Frederick George Field was charged with rape and felony sexual abuse in an arraignment Monday, based on new allegations from five woman, in addition two who had already come forward. A Wasco County grand ...
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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 ...

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