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Saturday June 18, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - 81-year-old Gebauer is on trial for murder, who operated an illegal dental practice out of his suburban home says he fatally shot a fellow immigrant who barged in armed with a knife, speaking Russian and demanding mafia-style tribute payments. But prosecutors and relatives of the man who bled to death in the waiting room with a bullet wound in his stomach tell a different sto ...

Saturday June 18, 2011
The Business of Beauty going strong in Oregon
When we enter into the Business of Beauty, where changes are happening everyday, it is important to stay up on the latest, because let's face it, everywhere around us, the trends show that being beautiful is where it's at these days. And who doesn't want to be beautiful? We all want to look and feel our best, and so we seek out the advice and expertise of professionals in the field, to help ...
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Saturday June 18, 2011
World Naked Bike Ride In Portland Tonight
Naked bike riders say they will ride the rain in the World Naked Bike Ride set to roll through the streets of Portland today. The event is set to begin tonight, June 18, at 10:00 p.m. Riders will gather at 9:00 p.m. at Southeast Water Avenue and Salmon Street. Event organizers estimated the number of participants last year to be 13,000 people. The Portland Police Bureau will have extra officer ...
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Saturday June 18, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. — A marijuana growing operation that stretched about a mile in a remote ravine in the northeast corner of Oregon may turn out to be the largest ever shut down in the state. Oregon State Police said Friday a raid in Wallowa County found more than 91,000 plants in a ravine with extensive terracing. Miles of plastic irrigation tubing lined the area, and authorities found weapons, fo ...

Friday June 17, 2011
Early this morning, Friday June 17, 2011, at approximately 2:56 a.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a sexual assault near the Washington Park Transit Station. Officers arrived in the area and spoke with the 25-year-old female victim who told police that she was walking in the Northwest 21st and Hoyt area after leaving a bar when the suspect pulled up and offered her a ride home, which ...

Thursday June 16, 2011
Oregon regulators toughen water toxics standards
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Oregon environmental regulators acted Thursday to raise standards that limit toxic pollutants in the water, aiming to protect people such as tribal members who eat a lot of fish. The new standards are based on a daily consumption rate among humans that officials said works out to 23 portions a month of about 8 ounces each of fish or shellfish. Tribes have pressed sinc ...
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Thursday June 16, 2011
Community builds apartment for Oregon veteran
RUCH, Oregon - Albert Obrist didn't hesitate for a second when asked why he is volunteering his time and expertise for a stranger. "Anybody willing to go into the service for their country deserves a lot of respect when they come back, especially in a situation like this," said Obrist, 28, a service technician for Spring Air Inc. of Jacksonville. "We are more than happy to help out," he sa ...
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Thursday June 16, 2011
Oregon suspends Cliff Harris after speeding incident
Cliff Harris, Oregon's All-American cornerback, has been indefinitely suspended from the Ducks program and will miss the team’s season opener against LSU, UO coach Chip Kelly announced Wednesday. Harris was pulled over early Sunday after being clocked driving a rental car 118 mph. His driver’s license was suspended at the time of the incident. Oregon officials are investigating other circum ...
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Thursday June 16, 2011
Oregon Air National Guard air combat exercise returns to Klamath Falls
KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon - The Oregon Air National Guard is returning to Klamath Falls for its largest air-to-air combat exercise. The Herald and News reports that Kingsley Field will host Sentry Eagle in July and wrap it up with a free public event and air show on July 23. Visitors will be able to walk the runway, sit in cockpits, talk to pilots and listen to air combat controllers on their ra ...
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Wednesday June 15, 2011
Oregon residents file herbicide drift lawsuit
EUGENE, Oregon — Some rural Oregon residents have filed a lawsuit against the state over rules they say protect forest and farm landowners who spray herbicides that can drift over to neighboring property. The seven people filing the lawsuit this week in Lane County Circuit Court in Eugene live in Western Oregon. Three are in the Blachly area, two near Sublimity a little east of Salem and two li ...
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Wednesday June 15, 2011
Oregon Bill to make suicide kits illegal
The Oregon House voted Monday to make it illegal to knowingly sell a product intended to help another person commit suicide, a move that targets companies selling so-called suicide kits that can be bought on the Internet. The bill was introduced after a 29-year-old Eugene man took his own life with the help of a suicide kit he purchased online for $60. The measure would make it a felony to sell ...
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Wednesday June 15, 2011
Oregon looking into CB Harris' speeding case
PORTLAND, Oregon - A speeding citation issued to Oregon cornerback Cliff Harris has touched off an investigation by the school to determine whether NCAA rules were violated when a school employee allowed football players to use her rental car. Harris, 20, was cited early Sunday morning after police said they clocked him driving at 118 mph on a suspended license in the rental. An employee, wh ...
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Wednesday June 15, 2011
Gladstone police sergeant hires lawyer in salon death
GLADSTONE, Oregon - Gladstone police sergeant whose spouse was shot to death last month at a suburban beauty salon has reportedly hired a top criminal defense attorney to represent her. Gladstone police Sgt. Lynne Benton has not been named a suspect nor has she been named person of interest. Police have already arrested and charged a suspect in the case. However, Benton was drawn into the in ...
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Wednesday June 15, 2011
Last week Ruby Pipeline workers found a skull in southern Oregon. The skull was found with a bullet hole that may be the remains of a California man missing since 2008. Lake County Deputy Sheriff Chuck Pore said DNA analysis will be needed to positively identify the remains. He said the family of the missing man was notified and asked to provide a sample for analysis. The victim's name w ...

Wednesday June 15, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon — It's the kind of story that creates its own headline — Byrd Rescues Hawk. Portland Police Bureau officer named Cage Byrd (real name), saw a young red-tailed hawk standing outside a downtown hair salon on Tuesday. The raptor chick appeared to be injured, so Byrd grabbed some towels and a box from a nearby hotel and took the hawk to a veterinary hospital. The bird was lat ...

Tuesday June 14, 2011
McMinnville Police Department employees and volunteers gathered recently for the Department's Annual Awards Banquet. The Chief and command staff noted significant accomplishments and challenges of the department and our staff over the last year. This included dealing with an increase on violent crime investigations, an upgrade of our records management software and a file conversion for our file r ...

Tuesday June 14, 2011
On June 10, 2011 at approximately 10:00 a.m., a West Precinct Neighborhood Police Officer (NPO) received a phone call from a couple who volunteer with the Vancouver Police Neighbors On Watch (NOW) program regarding suspicious activity they noticed at a residence located at 6124 Broadview Lane. Vancouver Police responded to the tip and discovered what appeared to be signs of a Marijuana grow inside ...

Tuesday June 14, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 3:18 a.m. in the Alameda neighborhood a homeowner is awakened to burglar in his home. Homeowner fights with the burglar and the burglar flees on foot. The burglar is described as a white male possibly Hispanic, shaved head no facial hair wearing a blue and red wind breaker with a stab wound to the abdomen. Officers called for a canine and searched the area but hav ...

Tuesday June 14, 2011
Unlicensed Portland dentist faces prosecutors
PORTLAND, Oregon — An unlicensed Oregon dentist who claims self-defense for shooting a man is facing cross-examination by prosecutors in his murder trial. The Oregonian reports that 81-year-old Viktor Gebauer took the stand Monday in his own defense, claiming that Viktor Merezhnikov (muh-REZH-nee-KOFF) barged into his Gresham home, demanded money and refused to leave before threatening him wit ...
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Monday June 13, 2011
SALEM — The Oregon House has unanimously approved a bill that would offer low-cost loans to retrofit schools with energy efficient technology. The House's approval on Monday sends the measure to the Senate. The measure is known by supporters as Cool Schools and is aimed at helping school districts afford the high upfront cost of energy efficient technology. Proponents hope schools could impr ...

Monday June 13, 2011
EUGENE - Oregon cornerback Cliff Harris has been cited with driving 118 mph on a suspended license. Oregon State police say Harris, 20, was pulled over after an off-duty trooper spotted him about 4:35 a.m. PDT Sunday on Interstate 5 south of Albany, Ore. An on-duty officer clocked Harris and pulled him over. Harris was cited for driving with a suspended license and exceeding the speed limit ...

Monday June 13, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - On a summer day in 2005, Federal Public Defender Steven T. Wax faced his staff in a 16th-floor conference room in downtown Portland. Attorneys, investigators and staff crowded around the long table and lined the walls. They were busy enough already, representing people charged with federal crimes in Oregon who couldn't afford a lawyer. Bank robbers, illegal immigrants, drug d ...

Monday June 13, 2011
Crooker River National Grassland office closed temporarily in Madras
MADRAS, Oregon — The Crooked River National Grassland office has been temporarily closed in Madras in central Oregon until the federal government can hire another staff worker. The Bulletin newspaper in Bend reports there were two people stationed at the district office, but one of them works afternoons in the field, which would have left the other employee alone. Federal officials say polic ...
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Monday June 13, 2011
At least 2 killed in eastern Oregon plane crash
PENDLETON, Oregon — At least two people have been killed in the crash of a small plane in eastern Oregon. Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. Thomas Traver said Monday the third person believed to be on board has not been found. Umatilla County Emergency Management says the plane went down Sunday after taking off from Dallesport, Wash., bound for Wyoming after taking off from Dallesport, Wash. The ...
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Saturday June 11, 2011
Chocolate Lab Saves Newberg Woman From Rottweiler Attack
Last Sunday morning around 11am, a woman was walking her 10-year-old female lab "Ruby" in the 300 block of Franklin Street in Newberg. Ruby was leashed and her owner Annie was walking her on the far side of the graveled street. Suddenly, a huge unleashed Rottweiler tore across the street and charged straight toward Annie. At the last instant, Ruby blocked the path of the charging Rottweiler wit ...
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Saturday June 11, 2011
Autopsy suggests Ashland Creek teen Sammy Hayes drowned
ASHLAND — Preliminary results from an autopsy on a 16-year-old Southern Oregon boy found dead in Ashland Creek found no evidence of foul play and indicated he possibly drowned. The Jackson County medical examiner’s office found no sign of trauma to the body of Ashland High School student Sammy Hayes. Officials said Friday that the autopsy was inconclusive and that more information may come f ...
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Saturday June 11, 2011
Sale of legal Marijuana to help Oregon health programs
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Faced with tough budget decisions, Oregon lawmakers are tapping the popular medical marijuana program for an estimated $7 million to fund other health programs and rejecting a bill that would have made it much tougher for people to get a medical marijuana card. The landmark attitude adjustment has marijuana advocates crying foul at the idea of doubling the annual fee to $2 ...
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Saturday June 11, 2011
Oregon man offers his experience to prevent home foreclosures
BEND, Oregon - Consumer protection legislation is needed to provide oversight of foreclosures and help people navigate the system as the numbers increase in Oregon, state and federal lawmakers say. U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., shared the story of Oregon contractor Tim Collette of Bend on the Senate floor Thursday, saying it was typical of the stories he has heard about people facing foreclos ...
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Saturday June 11, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - An Interstate 84 crash involving a group of motorcycle riders headed to an annual rally in Baker City, Ore., killed one biker and seriously injured another. Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings says the two were among a group of 12 people on 10 motorcycles traveling around noon on Friday near Troutdale, east of Portland. Police say 63-year-old Michael Ray Pamplin of Alba ...

Saturday June 11, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - Mike Yastrzemski and his Vanderbilt teammates approach two-out at-bats the same way: just extend innings. Friday night, the Commodores did just that. Led by Yastrzemski's four RBIs, Vanderbilt scored 10 runs with two outs on the way to an 11-1 victory over Oregon State in the opener of a best-of-3 NCAA super regional series. "With two outs, all we are trying to do is ...

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