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Thursday February 24, 2011
Pressure For Congressman Wu To Resign Increases
SALEM, Oregon - A photo of Democratic Representative David Wu wearing a tiger costume and other unusual revelations about his mental health are increasing pressure on the seven-term Oregon Democrat to resign. Wu issued a strong statement saying he will not resign. His tenacity comes in the face of negative statements and newspaper editorials calling for him to resign. Wu admitted to sending ...
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Thursday February 24, 2011
Vacation For Kids As Heavy Snow Hits Pacific Northwest
PORTLAND, Ore. – Late February snow blanketed the Northwest closing schools and fulfilling wishes of children. There were no major problems on highways and freeways, except for spinouts and lots of sliding and shoveling. The National Weather Service says to expect a total of around 3 inches of snow today; more snow should fall in the late afternoon or evening. The heavy snow began early t ...
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Wednesday February 23, 2011
Snow Still Expected Thursday
PORTLAND, Oregon - The snow expected today didn't quite come off as some had hoped. However, it's still in the forecast for tomorrow. The snow should fall heavily at times and stick in low valley levels, which means just about everywhere. The snow should begin late tonight, and continue until about 10 p.m. and then, as heavy cold air from the north flows into the valley, heavy snow is expected ...
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Tuesday February 22, 2011
Oregon Congressman Wu Talks Of His Erratic Behavior
PORTLAND, Oregon - Congressman David Wu responded today for the first time to reports of erratic behavior last November. Wu's staffers asked him to get a mental health evaluation because of bizarre emails he sent to them. Some of his aides attempted an intervention and looked into psychiatric care for the Congressman. Staffers and The Oregonian have charged Wu with "belligerent" remarks to D ...
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Tuesday February 22, 2011
Seattle hostages killed by Somali pirates
SEATTLE, Washington – Four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates off East Africa were shot and killed by their captors Tuesday, the U.S. military said, marking the first time U.S. citizens have been killed in a wave of pirate attacks plaguing the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean for years. U.S. naval forces who were trailing the Americans' captured yacht with four warships quickly boarded ...
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Monday February 21, 2011
Father Arrested For Killing Son
SWEET HOME, Oregon - Jerry Ray Milligan from Sweet Home, was arrested in the shooting death of his son, Jerry Tyler Milligan. Police indicate Milligan's neighbor said Milligan asked her to call 911 because he had just shot is son. When officers arrived, they found the son, Jerry Milligan dead from a gunshot wound. There are no further details as to the motive for the shooting. ...
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Monday February 21, 2011
Snowboarder Rescued On Mount Hood
GOVERNMENT CAMP, Oregon -- 27-year-old snowboarder Brantley Acree who had been lost on Mount Hood since Sunday was rescued today. Acree, born in Virginia, was found on Mt. Hood's west side by a helicopter team from the Oregon Army National Guard. He was airlifted to safety at 11 a.m. this morning Sheriff's office spokesman Jim Strovink, said Acree used his cell phone to call a friend for hel ...
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Monday February 21, 2011
Rally For Education Gatthers In Salem

SALEM, Oregon - Close to a thousand people stood cold weather in Oregon' Capitol today requesting Legislators to improve Oregon's educational system.

The mid-day rally was organized by the "Stand for Children" organization. Their website theme is "use the power of grassroots action to help all children get the excellent public education and strong support they need t ...

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Monday February 21, 2011
Newberg Residents Woke To An Explosion, Black Smoke, Fire, Polution
"I heard a loud boom that shook the house and saw a red glow light up the inside of the house through the window", said 86-year old Bonnie Benedict who lives next to the substation at 600 4th street. "I ran to look out the window and saw black smoke and fire coming from the (PG&E) site. And soon there were fire trucks, lots of lights, and sirens." Benedict said she saw the same thing happen at ...
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Sunday February 20, 2011
Desiree Young Renews Effort To Find Son
ROSEBURG, Oregon - Kyron Horman's mother Desiree Young says she is renewing her efforts to find her son. It's been over eight months since Kyron disappeared, the mother of Kyron Horman launched a new effort in the community of Roseburg, where Kyron’s stepmother Terri Moulton- Horman is believed to be living with her parents. "Our mission here today is really simple," said Young. "We love Kyron, ...
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Saturday February 19, 2011
Prineville Boy Arresed For Rape Of 16-Year-old Girl
PRINEVILLE, Oregon - An 18-year-old boy was arrested and charged with raping and assaulting 16-year-old girl in Prineville. Crook County sheriff’s office said a 16-year-old girl contacted them to say she had been raped at home and identified the young man as 18-year-old Logan Wesley Jansson of Prineville. According to police, Jansson and the girl had been acquaintances, nothing more. Jans ...
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Saturday February 19, 2011
Former Beaverton Teacher On Lam From Interpol
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Inerpol and the U.S. Marchalls office is hunting for a former Beaverton School District teacher for 30 counts of child pornography. Police are seeking 35-year-old Logan Storm who they believe is overseas, possibly in Ireland. They found lewd photographs of nude children on his computer. His last known addresses was on Emerson Street in North Portland. There was a different ...
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Saturday February 19, 2011
Large Area In Newberg Contaminated With PCB's After Substation Explosion
NEWBERG — Circuit breaker oil containing PCB contaminates was blown over ten square blocks near downtown Newberg this morning. Residents say they are alarmed and angry nothing more is being done. The oil-based circuit breaker apparently blew after an explosion with dense black smoke and fire erupted at the PG&E 115,000 vol ...
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Saturday February 19, 2011
Port Orchard Pastor Charged With Raping 12-Year-Old Girl
32-year-old Pastor Dirk P. Jackson was arrested Wednesday morning at his home in Port Orchard, charged with two counts of second-degree child rape. On November 19, 2010, a woman claimed Jackson had repeatedly sexually assaulted her between 2002 and 2003 when she was 12 and 13-years-old and when Jackson was 19 to 21 years-old. She was a student in Jackson’s sixth-grade class at Manchester Christ ...
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Friday February 18, 2011
President Obama scheduled to name Intel CEO Otellini to Council on Jobs panel
Hillsboro, Oregon - Today President Obama will name Intel CEO Paul Otellini to his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Otellini has been a critic of Obama's economic policies but will now serve as an economic advisor. The announcement is scheduled to come when Obama tours Intel's semiconductor facility in Hillsboro, similar to GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt's move to head the President's Council on J ...
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Thursday February 17, 2011
Couple accused of shoplifting $5 million from Safeway
PORTLAND -- A woman and man have been accused of theft from Safeway stores of at least $5 million. Police say the theft spans several years in Clackamas and Multnomah counties. In October Fairview police detained the couple with a large amount of items they believed to have been stolen from five separate Safeway stores. Police arrested Angela Rose Evans, 32, and Richard Lavern Remington, 52. T ...
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Wednesday February 16, 2011
Three people hurt, one seriously in six-car crash on interstate 5
Interstate 5 was effectively closed after six-car littered debris over the highway Salem. The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. north of Portland Road NE. An Envoy SUV was moving north on I5 and crossed the earth median and hit an oncoming car. The car first hit a small Volkswagen car, badly damaging it. Several other vehicles were also damaged. From the SUV 56-year old Gary Teeter and ...
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Wednesday February 16, 2011
K-9 comic-book star gets top billing at Bilquist Elementary
During a special assembly on Thursday, Feb. 17, students at Bilquist Elementary will learn about K-9 deputies "Mik & Nero" -- who teach kids about road safety, saying "no" to abuse, and the dangers of drugs and drinking and driving. The dogs are cartoon characters -- based on real Sheriff's Office canine deputies Mik and Nero -- and they appear in five action-packed crime-prevention comic and a ...
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Wednesday February 16, 2011
Early Morning Snow Covers Much Of Portland, Vancouver.
PORTLAND, Oregon- Early morning snow fell and stuck in the Portland area. Many primary remain open and clear. Higher elevation areas and a few rural locations have snow falling and staying in place. Forcast: This Afternoon: Snow showers likely. Some thunder is also possible. Snow level 200 feet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. South southwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation ...
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Wednesday February 16, 2011
An infant who recently returned from India with his family has been diagnosed with measles, a serious disease that can lead to pneumonia and encephalitis, an inflammation and swelling of the brain. The health department said the baby was taken Evergreen Pediatrics and Southwest Medical Center outpatient laboratory. Health officials say people who visited Evergreen Pediatrics in Vancouver on ...
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Tuesday February 15, 2011
Police Report on Man Dying In Front Of Portland Adventist Hospital
Update: Police have now determined that based on information from a witness, Birgilio Marin-Fuentes crashed into a support beam near the hospital around 12:27 a.m. A bystander Intercepted Officer Angela Luty who was on her way out of the emergency on different business. Police said she immediately called dispatch for help from other officers. A couple minutes later, Officer Luty began CPR on ...
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Tuesday February 15, 2011
Mother and son who's brothers died in fire upgraded to serious
A toddler whose mother dropped him from a burning upstairs aprtment unit was upgraded from critical to serious condition, hospital officials said. Flames blocked an exit trapping three boys and their 24-year-old mother, Kimberly Hasty. It was a heartbreaking tragedy that occurred Saturday morning (Feb. 12) when a deadly fire erupted in an Oak Grove apartment -- killing two young brothers an ...
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Tuesday February 15, 2011
Woman Attacked, Molested by Man in Beaaverton
On Monday, February 14, 2011, at about 7:15 pm, Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a stranger attack near the Raccoon Lodge, 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway in the community of Raleigh Hills. The adult female victim told deputies she was walking south from the bus stop located in front of the Raccoon Lodge toward SW Scholls Ferry Road. She was walking behind the ...
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Monday February 14, 2011
4.3 magnitude earthquakes shakes Mount St. Helens area
MOUNT ST. HELENS, Washington - Mount St. Helens area shook this morning as two small quakes struck the area. A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck at 10:35 a.m. The quake was centered 6 miles northwest of Mount St. Helens. The quake was first measured at 3.3 in magnitude, and later upgraded to 4.3. Two minutes later, a magnitude 2.5 earthquake hit the same location. At 11:35 a.m., a 2.3 quake oc ...
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Monday February 14, 2011
Esperanza Spalding from Portland wins Best New Artist at Grammy Awards
At the Grammy's, Portland's own young beauty, 26-year old Esperanza Spalding was named best new artist, beating out Justin Beieber, Drake, Mumford & Sons, and Florence + The Machine. Her latest album, Chamber Music Society, sold 31,000 copies but could now climb to Gold. Backstage, Usher diplomatically answered questions about Esperanza. And Bieber, who jumped atop Usher's back as he spoke t ...
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Sunday February 13, 2011
Keizer man speeding at 118 mph making YouTube video
SALEM, Oregon - A police officer pulled over a black BMW racing through traffic at down Interstate 5 at 118 mph. He told the sheriff he was making a video to post on YouTube. 30-year old Stanislav Bakanov of Keizer, admitted to police that he was going between 90 and 100 mph in his BMW but the sheriff's office said he was going much faster than that. They also said the conditions on the road we ...
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Saturday February 12, 2011
Narcotics Detectives make Heroin Bust in Tigard
A Washington County drug arrest netted young men on Thursday in the Tigard area. Investigators from the WIN team (Police Departments of Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard) arrested two men on heroin charges. During the ongoing investigation, detectives were able to observe a drug transaction between the two. Sheriff's Deputies stopped the suspect's cars and they were eventually arrested. On Thursd ...
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Friday February 11, 2011
Update: Police Report on Man Dying In Front Of Portland Adventist Hospital
Update A man suffering a heart attack who crashed his car within sight of Portland Adventist Hospital was forced to wait for an ambulance because of hospital policy, Portland police said. Birgilio Marin-Fuentes, 61, died shortly afterwards from cardiac complications. He had driven to Portland Adventist Medical Center shortly a ...
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Friday February 11, 2011
Tonya Harding is pregnant, her first baby on the way
Skating champion Tonya Harding is pregnant and "super excited" it's a boy. Yes, Tonya is going to be a mother. She's now 40, married, and wants to get on with her life. We just hope the world will leaver her alone and let her do so, let her be happily married, and enjoy motherhood. Her husband Joseph Price is happy, and even more excited it's a boy. Of course, Tonya is best known as Oregon' ...
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Friday February 11, 2011
Obama coming to Oregon
HILLSBORO, Oregon - President Barack Obama will visit Oregon's Intel campus in Hillsboro a week from today, on Friday. Obama plans to tour the Intel and meet their CEO Paul Otellini. He'll also review Intel's education programs and efforts to prepare children for high-tech jobs. "In his State of the Union, President Obama outlined a plan for winning the future by preparing our children to ...
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