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Wednesday June 29, 2011
Two-Year-Old Child Injured After Fall From 4th Story Window
This afternoon, Wednesday June 29, 2011, at 3:06 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to a residence in the 3600 Block of Southeast 28th Avenue on the report that a 2-year-old child had fallen out of a 4th floor window. While officers were on their way to the call they received additional information that the child's family picked up the child and got in a cab to ...
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Wednesday June 29, 2011
Portland Police Investigate Shooting in North Portland
Early this morning, Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report that a 34-year-old male walked in to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to his left upper leg. Officers contacted the victim, Tamir Lawrence, who told them that he'd been on the porch of his residence in the 3500 block of North Albina Avenue when someone fired multiple shots at him, striking him ...
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Wednesday June 29, 2011
Tennessee Murder Suspect Arrested In Gresham
U.S. Marshals today arrested 21-year-old Evan Kenyon Knox on warrants for criminal homicide and attempt criminal homicide. Knox was wanted by police in Nashville, Tennessee in connection with a May 2011 homicide. Knox was arrested without incident at a residence in Gresham, Oregon. Knox was booked into the Multnomah County Jail where he will await extradition to Tennessee. The Task Force i ...
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Tuesday June 28, 2011
BEND, Ore. — An Oregon man has been accused of piloting a plane loaded with marijuana that was stopped at an Illinois airport last month. KTVZ-TV reports that 46-year-old John Busche of Bend was arrested May 27 in Canton, Ill. The Journal Star in Peoria, Ill., reported that police in Canton got just 20 minutes warning from federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents that a small twin ...

Tuesday June 28, 2011
Kayaker injured on Oregon's Bridal Veil Falls
PORTLAND — Fourteen emergency responders spent more than an hour rescuing a kayaker injured Sunday at the base of a steep set of falls near Portland. The sheriff’s office said 19-year-old Robert McKenzie, of Eugene, was taken to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland with a back injury, though the extent of the injury remains unknown. "We have to assume the worst, the way ...
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Monday June 27, 2011
PRINEVILLE, Oregon - An Oregon pilot walked away without injury after his single-engine plane unexpectedly crash-landed at Prineville Airport when its landing gear failed to deploy. Vern Goodsell of Sisters spent many years building planes from vintage aircraft to old war birds and even one-of-a-kind experimental planes. So when he flipped the switch to lower the landing gear on one of those ...

Monday June 27, 2011
Police Investigating Pedestrian Killed by MAX train at 122nd & East Burnside
This morning, Monday June 27, 2011, at 9;13 a.m, Portland Police officers from East Preinct were dispatched to the MAX platform at 122nd and East Burnside Street on the report of a man struck by a westbound MAX train. Medical personnel responded and determined that man was deceased. The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding along with Criminalists from the Fo ...
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Sunday June 26, 2011
On June 26, 2011 at 12:37 a.m. Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to reports of a man shot at Northeast 82nd Avenue and Thompson Street. Arriving officer located a man deceased as a result of a gunshot wound. A second man was also shot and was transported to an area hospital and it is believed that he will recover from non-life threatening injuries. Officers took steps ...

Saturday June 25, 2011
Portland Man accused of killing spouse says his wife just left him
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man accused of murdering his wife says he felt increasingly frustrated with her and considered getting a divorce but says he didn't kill his wife, Heather Dawn Mallory. Under questioning Friday by a prosecutor in his Portland murder trial, 38-year-old Brian Cole denied that he lied to detectives or fabricated a story to cover anything up. He claimed earlier that the last ...
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Saturday June 25, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - A federal grand jury has indicted six men on charges involving a marijuana growing operation in a remote mountain ravine in northeastern Oregon where 91,000 plants were found. Federal prosecutors said Friday all were charged with conspiracy to manufacture more than 1,000 marijuana plants and depredation of government property. Hunters tipped law enforcement about the opera ...

Saturday June 25, 2011
ASTORIA, Oregon - The Coast Guard says it has rescued a 69-year-old man who rolled and stalled his personal watercraft on the Oregon coast near the entrance to Nestucca Bay. Petty Officer Nate Littlejohn says someone on shore saw the man jump a wave and roll Friday afternoon and called the Coast Guard. A helicopter crew from the agency's Air Station North Bend was already in flight and was dive ...

Saturday June 25, 2011
GRANTS PASS — A drug trial in Grants Pass has opened a rare window into the dark side of a large-scale medical marijuana operation. The prosecution’s star witness testified Thursday that large growers regularly use the cover of providing medicine for patients to pile up hundreds of pounds of illegal weed they can sell for big money on the black market at low risk of going to jail. “Everybody ...

Saturday June 25, 2011
Eaton takes decathlon after Clay drops out
EUGENE, Oregon - After Olympic champion Bryan Clay dropped out of the decathlon, young upstart Ashton Eaton easily claimed the title in the U.S. championships. The victory gives Eaton a trip to the world championships in Daegu, South Korea, this August. He'll be accompanied on the U.S. team by Trey Hardee, who essentially had a bye at nationals as the reigning world champion. Eaton finished ...
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Friday June 24, 2011
The Portland Police Bureau's Burglary Task Force has been investigating several "Cat Burglaries" in the Southwest Portland Hills over the last two months. In the course of their investigation the Task Force identified 26 year-old Charles Earl Howell as a suspect in many of the burglaries and showcased Howell on the local news in hopes that a tip from the community could lead to his arrest. Tod ...

Friday June 24, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - Gov. John Kitzhaber's effort to transform Oregon's low-income health care plan is moving through the Legislature after weeks of working out details in private. The measure is expected to get a vote in the budget committee soon, a final step before votes in the full House and Senate. Health care has been one of the state's most rapidly rising expenses, and lawmakers face a nea ...

Friday June 24, 2011
Oregon businessmen face federal fraud charges, accused of misusing $44M of customers’ money
BEND, Oregon — Three central Oregon men accused by federal prosecutors of misusing more than $44 million of their customers' money have been indicted on fraud conspiracy charges. Prosecutors say 91 customers lost nearly $14 million. A grand jury this week indicted Mark Neuman and Lane Lyons, both of Bend, and Timothy Larkin of Redmond. They were three principals of the defunct Summit Accommo ...
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Thursday June 23, 2011
SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon State Bar has suspended a Salem attorney and real estate developer for four months after he admitted ethics violations and using client money before it was earned. The Statesman Journal reports that attorney Kevin Lafky will begin his suspension in August after an investigation into his accounting and business dealings. Lafky said he settled to avoid a lengthy court ...

Thursday June 23, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon House unanimously passed a bill Wednesday to pay ranchers for livestock lost to wolves moving into the state. The legislation had appeared dead, but was revived after ranchers, conservation groups, and the governor's office spent three days in a closed room last week hammering out details of the $100,000 package widely deemed crucial to getting ranchers on board with ...

Thursday June 23, 2011
21-Year-Old Allegedly Posed as Doctor and Gave Medical Advice
PORTLAND, Oregon – A man accused of posing as a doctor at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland is facing charges after a woman's inquiry about where she should go for a scheduled surgery led to an investigation and arrest. Lucas Ebert, 21, was charged with criminal mistreatment, theft and practicing medicine without a license in what OHSU officials said Wednesday was a rare case o ...
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Wednesday June 22, 2011
Yesterday afternoon, Portland Police officers from North Precinct responded to the report of multiple gunshots heard in the 3300 block of North Lombard Street. Portland Police officers, including a K-9 unit are in the area searching for the intended victim and securing the crime scene. No known victims were struck by gunfire and it is believed that the suspect was in a vehicle that fled the ar ...

Wednesday June 22, 2011
Portland Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash
On June 20, 2011 at 6:24 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to a possible fatal crash involving an off-road motorcycle and a Toyota SUV, at the intersection of Northeast 88th Avenue and Thompson Street. The motorcycle being ridden by 18-year-old Tyler James Ram was traveling southbound on 88th Avenue. When he reached the intersection with Northeast T ...
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Tuesday June 21, 2011
New York league champions, 1911
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 ...
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Tuesday June 21, 2011
Man urinates in Portland water supply
PORTLAND, Oregon - After 21-year-old man was caught on a security camera urinating into a Portland reservoir, the city is flshing million gallons of treated drinking water down the drain. Portland officials defended the decision Monday, saying they didn’t want to send city residents water laced, however infinitesimally, with urine. Public health officials say, however, that urine is ste ...
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Tuesday June 21, 2011
Oregon cities slow to recover jobs
PORTLAND, Oregon — A new report says it may take years for Oregon cities to recover enough jobs to get back to the levels they had before the recession. The Oregonian reports the economic forecasting firm IHS Global Insight predicts it may take until the middle of 2014 before the Portland metro area recovers all the jobs it lost. Other Oregon cities may take even longer. The forecasting firm ...
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Tuesday June 21, 2011
Report Claims Parts of Willie Lyles' recruting plagiarized and outdated
University of Oregon officials released some curious documentation Monday that helps outline their relationship with maligned talent scout and prospect mentor Willie Lyles. Ducks coaches paid Lyles $25,000 early in 2010 for what Lyles called a national scouting package for 2011. What they received fit little of that description. The packet included no prospect from the 2011 class, according to ...
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Tuesday June 21, 2011
Senator Ron Wyden's mother dies at 91
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Edith R. Wyden, the mother of U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, has died at age 91. The senator said his mother died Sunday at a retirement community in Palo Alto, Calif. Edith Wyden was born in Koenigsberg, Germany to George and Else Rosenow. The Jewish family fled Nazi Germany in 1936, first going to Iraq and then emigrating to the United States in 1939. In 1947, sh ...
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Monday June 20, 2011
PORTLAND — Oregon’s famous Pendleton Round-Up has been hauled into court over an aroma you don’t normally associate with a rodeo grounds, bucking broncs and steer wrestling: cologne. The rodeo organization is marketing its official fragrance, called “Let ’er Buck,” the rodeo’s slogan. It promises “citrus top notes with alluring spices and warm, soft woods.” A 3.4-ounce bottle goes for $69. P ...

Monday June 20, 2011
ASHLAND, Oregon - The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has canceled all shows in the Angus Bowmer Theatre this week after discovering a main support beam is cracked and threatening to collapse. The Mail Tribune reported that festival officials announced the weeklong closure Sunday afternoon as crews set up scaffolding to stabilize the sagging beam. Actors on stage during a Friday night perfor ...

Sunday June 19, 2011
Salem man gives Library of Congress rare, 120-year-old map that shows the Earth is flat
SALEM, Oregon — A Salem man has given the Library of Congress a rare and unusual gift: a 120-year-old map supporting the theory that the Earth is flat. Don Homuth, of Salem says the map was given to him by his eighth-grade teacher. It was created by Orlando Ferguson of Hot Springs, S.D. Homuth used to live in Fargo and was a North Dakota state senator. Library of Congress spokesman Rober ...
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Sunday June 19, 2011
The Coast Guard rescued three people after their vessel capsized off Port Orford. After receiving a distress call around 8 a.m. Saturday, a helicopter crew spotted three people clinging to their overturned boat about 10 miles off shore. The Coast Guard says in a release that a lifeboat rescued the three, who were checked out by medics and found to be in good condition. No other informatio ...

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