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Tuesday July 19, 2011
Police believe Oregon father killed wife, 4 kids
MEDFORD, Oregon — Police believe a 51-year-old Oregon man stabbed his wife and their four young children and set fire to their house on Monday, killing all five victims. The man was hospitalized as authorities tried to piece together the frantic scene. Firefighters using CPR tried to revive the family members, and managed to get a pulse from at least two of the children as they lay on the lawn ...
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Monday July 18, 2011
Bald eagle saved by Oregon vet's mouth-to-beak CPR
BEND, Oregon - A Bend veterinarian has performed life-saving CPR on an injured bald eagle that was under anesthesia during physical therapy. Jeff Cooney performed the therapy, during which the bald eagle nicknamed "Patriot" stopped breathing. Cooney's "mouth to beak" resuscitation got the eagle breathing again. The injured eagle was found by two La Pine women near Crane Prairie Reservoir i ...
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Monday July 18, 2011
An Oregon woman was listed in critical condition at Ruby Memorial Hospital on Sunday evening after the motorcycle she riding on Interstate 79 was struck by a truck that left the scene. A hospital spokeswoman said Tina Elkins, 48, was in critical condition, while her husband Michael Elkins, 51, was in good condition shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday. Monongalia County Sheriff 's Lt. Mansell Jones s ...

Monday July 18, 2011
Booming Oregon wine industry sparkles in the south
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's wine industry has nearly doubled to $2.7 billion in the past five years, lifting Rogue and Applegate Valley vintners on the rising ride. A study commissioned by the Oregon Wine Board underscored the industry's rapid growth and contributions to tourism. Wine's contribution to the state economy has grown 93 percent, amid a lengthy recession, since a previous study wa ...
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Monday July 18, 2011
SALEM, Oregon — Govenor John Kitzhaber has selected the former first lady to work on historic preservation issues. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced Monday that Mary Oberst was appointed to the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation. Oberst is married to former Govenor Ted Kulongoski, who left office this year after eight years in the job. Kitzhaber last week ap ...

Monday July 18, 2011
Gresham man walks to hospital after being stabbed in fight at apartment complex
GRESHAM, Oregon — Police in Gresham say a man was stabbed but was able to walk himself to a hospital across the street. Officers responded to reports of fighting at an apartment complex Sunday night. Officials at Mt. Hood Medical Center told police that they sent the 22-year-old victim to a trauma center in Portland. Police say he suffered a stab or slice wound to his torso. His condition was u ...
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Monday July 18, 2011
MEDFORD, Oregon -- The number of staffed forest fire lookouts keeps dwindling in Oregon, Washington and California as technology replaces human eyes. The Medford Mail Tribune reports that of Oregon's 1,000 lookout sites, fewer than 20 percent have structures and 106 are staffed. The number is smaller in Washington state where only 30 lookouts are staffed. The Evergreen State has 625 lookout sit ...

Sunday July 17, 2011
Man arrested for stabbing pregnant woman in Southeast Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Saturday July 16, 2011 at 6:05 p.m. Portland Police assigned to East Precinct responded to the 5400 block of Southeast 44th Avenue on a report of a stabbing. Arriving they contacted a woman in her 30's who in fact had been stabbed several times. She told the officers she was three months pregnant. Neighbors had found the woman collapsed in the street with blood pouring from h ...
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Saturday July 16, 2011
Trial ordered for Portland man accused of raping woman at an airport
DENVER — A Denver judge has ordered a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at Denver International Airport to stand trial. Twenty-six-year-old Noel Bertrand of Portland, Ore., is charged with sexual assault and kidnapping. Bertrand's defense attorney said Thursday the sex was consensual. Authorities say Bertrand promised during the attack to teach her about pleasure and pain and to ...
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Saturday July 16, 2011
Human remains found but not yet identified in Yashanee Vaughn case
Human remains have been discovered in the search in and around a Portland hill for slain teen Yashanee Vaughn. However, police indicate it may take a while for positive identification. Vaughn family representative Michelle Bart said, "We all know why we're here and we know what the conclusion is going to be." The family released a statement saying the remains just discovered are of Yashanee’s body ...
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Saturday July 16, 2011
On Friday July 15, 2011 at about 10:30 p.m. Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to an area hospital on a report of a man shot in the face. Arriving they made contact with the victim, a male Hispanic in his twenties. Officers were able to determine that the crime occurred in the area of Northeast 42nd and Killingsworth. Officer went to that location to look for a crime sce ...

Friday July 15, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - An arsonist who avoided federal prison five years ago by helping lock up Earth Liberation Front activists has been sentenced in Oregon to 27 months in prison for violating terms of his probation. Jacob Ferguson was sentenced Thursday in Eugene. A federal judge said the sentence will be served at the same time Ferguson serves his recent five-year state prison sentence for sel ...

Friday July 15, 2011
Actor and Lake Oswego resident  Daniel Baldwin files for divorce
Lake Oswego, Oregon – Actor Daniel Baldwin has been granted a restraining order against his wife and has filed for divorce, claiming she punched him, threatened him with a knife in front of their children and made threats of violence and death "too numerous to list". Baldwin said his wife woke the couple’s children, aged one and three, at their Oregon home by screaming and throwing objects whil ...
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Friday July 15, 2011
A federal court will hear an appeal from the U.S. attorney general regarding a ruling on an Ashland church's use of a hallucinogenic tea. The Church of the Holy Light of the Queen, a Brazilian-based Christian church, is permitted to import, distribute and brew the sacramental tea known as ayahuasca (aye-yah-WAS-ka). U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appealed, saying the ruling constrains fed ...

Friday July 15, 2011
US approves road, power lines for Oregon wind farm
The federal government has approved road and power line right of way through about 4 miles of government land for a Central Oregon development that could add up to 52 turbines to the state's wind-energy boom. The West Butte wind farm would be on private land about 32 miles east of Bend, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said. The developer will pay for about 9,000 acres of sage grouse habit ...
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Friday July 15, 2011
Kitzhaber says he can can learn from his mistakes
PORTLAND, Oregon — John Kitzhaber has, so far, managed to keep his admirers louder than his critics. Governor Kitzhaber says he's more mature and less partisan than he was when he wrapped up his first eight years in office, which ended in acrimony in 2003 after he dueled with the Republican-controlled Legislature. "I'm actually remedial. I can learn from my mistakes," Kitzhaber told The Asso ...
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Friday July 15, 2011
Bogus credit card charges plague Central Oregon residents
BEND, Oregon — Central Oregon detectives say a flood of fraudulent credit and debit card charges continues to plague area residents. In the past week, more than 200 people have reported being victims. Deschutes County sheriff's Lt. Kevin Dizney said Thursday his office is still taking several cases each day. Bend police detectives are contacting other agencies around Oregon but tell KTVZ the ac ...
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Friday July 15, 2011
Yakima diocese named in fourth abuse lawsuit
YAKIMA, Oregon — An Oregon man has filed suit in federal court against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Yakima, alleging he was abused as a teen by a former Catholic deacon who later became an Episcopal priest in Mexico. The lawsuit marks the fourth pending case involving clergy abuse against the Yakima diocese, which has paid out more than $1 million to resolve claims involving at least seven pri ...
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Friday July 15, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon -- An arsonist who avoided federal prison five years ago by helping lock up Earth Liberation Front activists has been sentenced in Oregon to 27 months in prison for violating terms of his probation. Jacob Ferguson was sentenced Thursday in Eugene. A federal judge said the sentence will be served at the same time Ferguson serves his recent five-year state prison sentence for se ...

Thursday July 14, 2011
Lawmaker proposes Caylee's Law for Oregon
PORTLAND, Oregon - A state representative in Oregon says he'll sponsor a Caylee's Law in his state. Rep. Shawn Lindsay of Aloha says the law would require parents or caregivers to report a missing or deceased child within 24 hours. The bill is a response to the death in Florida of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, who was not reported missing for 31 days. Her mother, Casey Anthony, was acquitte ...
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Thursday July 14, 2011
Death row inmate back in court today
SALEM, Oregon - An Oregon death row inmate who wants to waive his appeals is heading back to court. A Marion County judge is holding a status conference Thursday on the request by inmate Gary Haugen, who has been convicted twice of brutal murders. The judge had scheduled Haugen's execution for next month. It was canceled after the state Supreme Court ruled that Haugen should be more thoroughly ...
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Thursday July 14, 2011
Oregon wine industry booming
PORTLAND, Oregon — A study for the Oregon wine industry finds its economic impact has nearly doubled since 2005 and now stands at $2.7 billion. The study released Thursday was done for the Oregon Wine Board by Full Glass Research of Berkeley, Calif. Wine Board chairman Sam Tannahil says in a statement that the study shows wine is becoming one of Oregon's leading agricultural industries. The ...
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Thursday July 14, 2011
Armed robbery suspect flees, Special Emergency Reaction Team activated
On Wednesday July 13, 2011 at 9:41 p.m. Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to a report of an armed robbery at the mini-mart at Southeast 108th and Stark. Police dispatch told responding officers the suspect was armed with a handgun and was in a struggle with the store clerk when a citizen walked in on the robbery and the suspect fled the store on foot. The clerk was u ...
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Wednesday July 13, 2011
Judge sentences poachers to four jail seasons
EUGENE, Oregon — A Springfield man and his son who pleaded guilty to poaching will spend the next four deer seasons in jail. Under a plea agreement with Lane County prosecutors hunting season is "jail season." On the first day of deer season, Oct. 1, Rory and Shane Donoho will start serving the first of four annual 90-days jail terms. They pleaded guilty Tuesday and could have faced more ...
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Tuesday July 12, 2011
Why Don't All Portlaners Watch Hockey?
After watching the Boston Bruins win the 2011 Stanley Cup, my friends and I raised the question: why isn't hockey popular in Portland? The intensity and tough nature of the sport grips the audience from start to finish. The power behind the body checks and slap shots invigorate even the casual sports fan, while the finesse of each shot and the quick athleticism of the goalie amaze then toughest cr ...
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Tuesday July 12, 2011
The Great American Language Gap
It's a good thing my brother took Spanish in high school. My family and I arrived in Mexico and had no way to communicate with any local person we saw. We needed to eat, drink water, and find activities with which we could occupy our time. My brother's minimal Spanish experience helped us acquire the basic essentials in the land of our neighbors to the South. When it comes to international rel ...
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Tuesday July 12, 2011
MADRAS, Oregon — Railroad officials and central Oregon sheriff's detectives are trying to determine who pushed large boulders onto railroad tracks near a Madras, Ore., trestle twice in recent weeks. A freight train locomotive hit the first boulder and suffered damage. Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says train conductors spotted the second boulder last week and stopped the tr ...

Tuesday July 12, 2011
SALEM, Oregon — Gov. John Kitzhaber plans to name his predecessor, Ted Kulongoski, to a commission reviewing Oregon's criminal-sentencing laws. The Salem Statesman Journal reports that the commission was part of a package of proposals to revamp state government that Kulongoski made a month before he left office. The commission will be led by Chief Justice Paul De Muniz and have members from ...

Tuesday July 12, 2011
Oregon agency to close 3 sex offender units
PORTLAND, Oregon — As a result of budget cuts, Oregon officials plan to close three cottages that house sex offenders at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn. The Oregonian newspaper reports that plans call for transferring about 75 convicted sex offenders to other "close custody" units or possibly to less secure halfway houses run by private nonprofit agencies. Three other youth ...
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Tuesday July 12, 2011
Portland Police Seize 17 Firearms
On Saturday July 9, 2011, the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force, with the assistance of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, conducted a search warrant in Milwaukie after receiving information that a convicted felon was in the possession of numerous firearms. The search warrant was conducted at a single family residence at 8074 Southeast Rofini Court in Milwaukie. Officers arrested 48- ...
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