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Sunday March 20, 2011
Three wounded  in NE Portland gang shooting
Update: Gang Enforcement Team detectives remain onscene and continue to investigate the circumstances of this mornings shooting in Northeast Portland. Investigators have learned that an afterhours party was occurring at a residence in the 7000 Block of Northeast 9th Avenue when a disturbance began inside the party. Gunshots were fired both inside the residence and outside in the street. Initially ...
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Saturday March 19, 2011
Newberg auto shop expanding as statewide new car sales decline
Steve Drew began working on cars when he was just a kid, and for the last ten years, as owner, he's operated Steve's Auto Service in Newberg and is expanding his service and store, thanks in part to the slump in new car sales in Oregon. According to Steve and the popular website, auto sales have fallen this year by 40 percent and the recession has helped Steve Drew's auto service bu ...
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Saturday March 19, 2011
Woodburn teacher arrested, accused of kissing student
WOODBURN, Oregon - Woodburn French Prairie Middle School teacher Luis Guevara in Woodburn was arrested and accused of kissing a high school student. Guevara, 30, a French Prairie Middle School teacher is also the Woodburn High School girls’ basketball coach. Police have not said how they discovered the information, but say Guevara texted several girls on the basketball team and had a romant ...
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Friday March 18, 2011
Vancouver Tanning Salon Robbed
On March 17, 2011 at approximately 3:42 p.m. Vancouver Police responded to Sun Kiss Tanning (5000 E Fourth Plain) for the report of a robbery. A male suspect entered the business and presented a note to an employee working the front desk demanding money. The suspect displayed a gun during the robbery and then fled the business with an undisclosed amount of cash. Vancouver Police canvassed the area ...
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Friday March 18, 2011
Marion County Jail Policy Change to begin April 4th
Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers has announced a change in the policy dealing with the cite & release of offenders brought to the Marion County Jail. The new policy, which is part of the Jail's Capacity Management Plan, was unanimously adopted by the Marion County Board of Commissioners. It will take effect on Monday, April 4, 2011. As part of an on-going review, the Sheriff's office has been ...
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Friday March 18, 2011
Fundraiser Tonight in Tigard for Children of Homicide Victim
The family of 32-year-old Randy Willard Jr. is holding a fundraiser tonight at the Tigard Embassy Suites, located at 9000 Southwest Washington Square Road in Tigard, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Randy Willard was found murdered on December 2, 2010, after Portland Police responded to a residence in the 3500 block of Southeast 72nd Avenue after a neighbor heard loud sounds coming from the other h ...
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Friday March 18, 2011
Portland Police Respond to Shots Fired call
Portland Police responded to a shots fired call in the 10700 block of Northeast Fremont Street today, March 18, 2011, at approximately 2:45 p.m. Officers found a male shooting victim who has been transported to the hospital with gun shot wounds. Witnesses told police that several persons ran from the area after hearing the gun shots. Police set up a perimeter on Northeast Fremont Street from No ...
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Friday March 18, 2011
Driver dies in crash on Ross Island Bridge
The Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death today of a man involved in a crash on the Ross Island Bridge. The driver from a second vehicle is still in critical condition. His injuries are not life threatening. Police say the driver in a second car was traveling eastbound on the Ross Island Bridge when his vehicle hit the south side railing just west of the ...
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Friday March 18, 2011
Neglected Horses Seized near Silverton
The owners of the horses removed from the field on Quarry Road have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of Animal Neglect II. Sharon Burnett, 63, and her husband, Kenneth "Butch" Burnett, 66, will appear in court on March 25th and April 4th, respectively. They have been released from the jail, pending their court dates. Both were reported to be staying at a second home in Carson ...
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Friday March 18, 2011
Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of 50 lbs of Marijuana
Three people were arrested Tuesday in southern Oregon when an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper's traffic stop led later to the discovery of approximately 50 lbs of marijuana in another vehicle north of Lakeview. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation. On March 15, 2011 at approximately 11:45 a.m. an OSP senior trooper stopped a 2001 Honda Accord displaying California ...
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Thursday March 17, 2011
Woman killed in Hit and Run identified
Update 3/17/2011, 6:22 PM The family members of last nights fatal pedestrian hit and run crash victim have been notified. The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Lori Noelle Kerr of Portland. The Portland Police Major Crash Team continues to investigate this crash and is asking that anyone with additional information about this incident call Officer Busse at 503 823-2316.
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Thursday March 17, 2011
Man surrenders to police after 16 years on the lamb
On March 16, the Gresham police traffic unit was conducting a stop sign mission at NE 5th Street and NE Hood Avenue, Gresham. At approximately 1:38 p.m., the driver of a Chevy pickup spun his wheels, drawing the attention of the officers, and was stopped a short distance away. The driver had no identification but voluntarily identified himself as 36-year-old Jose Alfredo Hernandez. Hernandez w ...
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Wednesday March 16, 2011
8th-Grade Girl Reports Man Tried To Abduct Her
Portland Police responded this morning to a report of a man attempting to entice an 8th grade girl into his vehicle. Officers responded to George Middle School, located at 10000 North Burr Avenue, and spoke with the girl who told police that she was walking to school from her residence, near the Pier Park Apartments, when a man approached her in a vehicle. The girl told police that the suspect ...
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Wednesday March 16, 2011
PSU requests exchange students leave Japan
BEAVERTON, Oregon - Cynthia is a PSU student currently in Japan getting ready to return home. It's not that she wants to leave all her new friends. She and others like her all across Oregon are being requested to return to Oregon by the University administration. Because of the uncertainty in Japan, Oregon university administration decided to request students return home. Other states such as C ...
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Wednesday March 16, 2011
West Coast Residents, Midwest, racing to buy anti-radiation pills
Oregonians and other westcoast residents, even Midwesterners are in near panic to buy iodide pills, Geiger counters and emergency kits. However, they soon find there's little to buy and are logging into Amazon to stock up, and finding many selections there are either out of stock or backordered. Alaska and the West Coast are closest to the site of the earthquake, but even people from Midwest st ...
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Tuesday March 15, 2011
Astoria woman jailed for raping 14-year-old boy
ASTORIA, Oregon An Astoria woman has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for raping a 14-year-old boy at a party. 35-year-old Julie Diane Green pleaded no contest last Friday to rape and endangering the welfare of a minor. Prosecutors said Green held a party for her children and their friends last August, allowed several minors to drink alcohol and then had sex with one of the visiting 14-year ...
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Tuesday March 15, 2011
Injury Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 west of Cascade Locks
Following a crash westbound on Interstate 84 west of Cascade Locks, a commercial truck driver was cited by Oregon State Police. There were no serious injuries involving a commercial motor vehicle and a parked tow truck. State Police Trooper Gavin McIlvenna said that on March 15, 2011 at approximately 1:05 a.m. a 1991 GMC tow truck driven by JAMES GIBBONS, age 36, was transporting 22-year-old ...
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Tuesday March 15, 2011
Traffic Stop in Merlin Leads to 5 pounds of Marijuana Arrest
An Oregon State Police traffic stop involving an alleged DUII driver early Saturday morning in Josephine County led to the discovery of approximately 5 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of two men. On March 12, 2011 at approximately 12:16 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 1981 Mercedes four-door for a traffic violation on Ort Lane in Merlin. Subsequent investigation initially led to the arrest of ...
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Monday March 14, 2011
Oregon and California sustained most US damage from tsunami
CRESCENT CITY, Calif. – The tsunami warnings moved faster than the waves, giving millions of people across the Pacific hours to flee to higher ground. Now they are left to clean up what the waves had wrought: Destroyed docks and damaged boats. A deadly tsunami generated by an 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan raced across the Pacific on Friday and into marinas and harbors in Hawaii and on the W ...
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Monday March 14, 2011
Storm Brings Trees and Branches Down, Causes Crash on 99W
On Sunday afternoon, Washington County Sheriff's deputies responded to a crash on Highway 99W south of SW Bell Road (just south of the City of Sherwood). At about 3 p.m, a weather front was moving through the area that brought high winds and heavy rain. Deputies investigating the crash determined that cars in the north-bound lanes had slowed down for debris in the road. Witnesses told them tha ...
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Monday March 14, 2011
Storm knocks over trees, cuts power in Northwest
BEAVERTON Oregon - A storm last night knocked down trees, caused damage to roofs, and caused traffic to slow last night and early this morning. Power was cut to over 100,000. Many schools were closed, busses delayed, property damaged, and traffic stalled this morning as workers cleared roads. There were 35 reports of wires down in Clackamas County alone on Sunday. The reports of wires down s ...
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Sunday March 13, 2011
Portland Business Sends Aid To Japan
Mercy Corps International based in Portland is sending aid and disaster relief teams to Japan to help with the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami. Japan-based Peace Winds Japan is in association with Mercy Corps. "This kind of enormous disaster is overwhelming, even for a well-prepared country like Japan", said Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer. "With Peace Winds' Japanese base and ...
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Sunday March 13, 2011
Homeowner Catches Teen Burglars
TUALATIN, Oregon - Two teenage boys may be charged with burglary a homeowner caught them in his garage. The two boys, a 16-year-old and 17-year-old were arrested Saturday morning in the 5300 block of Joshua Street. The homeowner, who did not wish to be identified, said he was asleep but about 3:30 a.m., he heard a noise coming from his garage. The homeowner went downstairs and confronted ...
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Saturday March 12, 2011
Oregonians panic, rush stores for iodine as nuclear meltdown looms in Japan
As the possibility of a nuclear core meltdown in Japan turns from possible to what some are now calling "a probability", many people are beginning to panic, including Oregonians. Supermarkets, Pharmacies, and Drug Stores are reporting a huge rush of customers asking to buy iodine tablets in the form of Potassium Iodide as an anti-radiation cure. Safeway, Rite Aid, Fred Meyer, major drug stores, ...
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Saturday March 12, 2011
Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 26 west of Government Camp
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's two vehicle head-on crash west of Government Camp that resulted in the death of one man and serious injuries to another. The names of both drivers are being released in this update. According to OSP Sergeant Luke Schwartz, on March 10, 2011 at approximately 12:07 p.m. a 2001 Toyota Camry four-door dri ...
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Saturday March 12, 2011
Sister and Brother escape tsunami on Oregon Coast
GOLD BEACH, Oregon - A brother and sister camping at the southern Oregon coast nearly found themselves unknowing victims of Friday's tsunami surges when they became caught by the surf while walking along the beach near Pistol River in Curry County. The two people were camping in the area with friends and said they were unaware of the events in Japan or that a tsunami warning was in place along the ...
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Saturday March 12, 2011
Owners of electrocuted dog seek $60,000 in damages
SEATTLE -- The owners of a dog electrocuted on a Seattle utility cover last year have filed a claim against the city for $60,000 in damages, blaming it for failing to ensure that the electrical system in the area was safe. Owners Lisa McKibbin and Nancy Bostdorff mailed their claim Friday. Their lawyer, Adam Karp, said their dog, Sammy, a 6-year-old German shorthaired pointer, was a beloved me ...
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Friday March 11, 2011
Oregon Coast Tsunami Warning Downgraded To Advisory
SEASIDE, Oregon - The tsunami warning for Oregon and Washington earlier this morning was downgraded to a simple advisory. Police along the coast advised people to remain cautious on the beach at all times and to watch for rising waves. The National Weather Service announcements suggest a return to standard activity. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said all state parks are reopenin ...
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Friday March 11, 2011
Oregon coast receives mild tsunami waves

NEWPORT, Oregon - The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in at least 100 years unleashed walls of water today that swept across rice fields, engulfed towns, dragged houses onto highways, tossed cars and boats like toys, apparently killing hundreds and forcing the evacuations of tens of thousands, and is now on its way to the Oregon coast.

Geophysicist Gerard Fryer at the Pacific Tsun ...

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Thursday March 10, 2011
Albany Police Arrest Youth Pastor For Luring A Minor
Albany Police arrested 24-year-old Sean Peter Feltman for Luring a Minor. Feltman is currently a youth pastor at the Willamette Community Church in Albany. Police took Feltman into custody without incident on Friday, March 4th. He was later indicted by a Linn County grand jury. Parents of the 14-year-old alledged victim said their daughter was told the assault was sexually explicit. The i ...
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