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Friday June 10, 2011
Hood River skateboarder killed after colliding with truck
HOOD RIVER, Oregon – An 18-year-old Forest Andrews was killed today just hours before his high school graduation. He was skateboarding in downtown Hood River as he was skateboarding and he slid under the wheels of a semi truck. The boy was apparently not wearing a helmet. Andrews jumped off his longboard and tripped while trying to slow down on foot. He rolled under the trailer and was run over ...
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Friday June 10, 2011
Police search for The Civil War Bandit
Investigators believe that "The Civil War Bandit" is responsible for three Portland-area bank robberies. In each of the three robberies, the suspect has presented a demand note and has left the area on foot after obtaining an undisclosed amount of money. On March 11, 2011, the suspect robbed the Chase Bank branch located at 19200 Southwest Martinazzi Avenue in Tualatin. On April 14, 2011, ...
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Thursday June 9, 2011
Oregon family turns archery into sport for mom, dad and the kids
LA GRANDE, Ore. — Jolene Smith learned the importance of ignoring distraction 13 years ago, when her daughter Kaylene was a baby. Jolene and her husband, Rob, starting shooting archery together and would often bring along their infant. Three years later, twins Kendra and Kaleb were added to the mix, and often Jolene would carry one on her back while Rob took the other. "If you've got a kid o ...
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Thursday June 9, 2011
Oregon cat recovering after bubonic plague diagnosis, state's 4th case since January 2010
PORTLAND, Oregon - A cat in Prineville has been diagnosed with bubonic plague, the fourth case reported in Oregon among people and animals since January of last year. Christine Stone of the Oregon Health Authority says the cat has been treated with antibiotics and is recovering. Stone says two people were diagnosed with the bubonic plague last year, and one dog. All survived. The bacteria ...
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Thursday June 9, 2011
NE Oregon multi-vehicle crash kills cattle truck driver, cattle, closes highway
LAGRANDE, Ore. — Oregon State Police say a multiple vehicle crash involving a cattle trailer has killed one man and injured at least four other people in northeastern Oregon. Eight cows and nine calves were also reported killed, with other cattle injured. The Wednesday afternoon crash near the Union-Wallowa county line closed State Highway 82 for hours. Lt. Gregg Hastings says a truck pullin ...
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Thursday June 9, 2011
Doctor is first Oregon Medical Association president from Coos Bay
COOS BAY, Oregon - Dr. Carla McKelvey is the first president of the Oregon Medical Association from the South Coast, and said she wants to ensure rural health care issues don't take a back seat. "I want to make sure that rural physicians are represented," said McKelvey, a pediatrician at North Bend Medical Center. "I think Coos Bay has often been downplayed," she said, adding she and others ...
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Thursday June 9, 2011
salem woman develops foreign accent after surgery
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Karen Butler has a British-sounding accent, but she's never been to Europe. She woke up from dental surgery one day talking funny. A year and a half later her "foreign" accent remains, and her story has traveled around the world. The 56-year-old tax consultant from Toledo, Ore., has found her life transformed by the dental procedure, which left her with dentures, and — dep ...
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Thursday June 9, 2011
Portland approves transgender health benefits
PORTLAND, Oregon - The city of Portland has become the third local government in the nation to offer transgender health care benefits for its employees with a unanimous vote Wednesday by city commissioners. The vote also makes Oregon the only state with two jurisdictions offering the benefits. Portland is the seat of Multnomah County, which also provides similar benefits to its employees. San Fr ...
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Wednesday June 8, 2011
Body recovered from Columbia River identified as missing Oregon fisherman
PORTLAND, Oregon - A body found in the Columbia River just north of Portland has been identified as an Oregon fisherman missing since last month. The sheriff's office in Cowlitz County, Wash., said the body found floating at an industrial dock on the Columbia River near Kalama on Tuesday was 51-year-old Jeffrey Ferguson of Cornelius, Ore. Ferguson was last seen May 20 launching his fishing b ...
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Wednesday June 8, 2011
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A series of fast-charging stations for electric cars will be installed this year along Interstate 5 in Southern Oregon to become one of the first links in a Green Highway stretching down the West Coast from Canada to Mexico. The Oregon Department of Transportation announced last week that AeroVironment has been chosen to build eight level-3 DC fast-charging stations betwee ...

Wednesday June 8, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Oregon - When Paul McClain had his driver's license suspended for driving a car without insurance, the 41-year-old Oregon man started riding an electric bicycle instead. But authorities say he can't do that either. McClain, of Springfield, is fighting five tickets he received for driving with a suspended license while on his electricity-assisted bicycle. He told a Springfield Mu ...

Wednesday June 8, 2011
Relatives of a man who died frozen and starving in a pickup truck in Oregon's Cascade Mountains say they tried to find him for 30 years. Family members including his children and a brother were stunned to learn of Jerry McDonald's fate last month. They hadn't seen him since he walked out on them three decades ago. McDonald spent his final 68 days in the vehicle during a brutal winter. An o ...

Tuesday June 7, 2011
A former La Pine Water District commissioner is facing a trial on theft charges. The Bulletin newspaper in Bend reports that BarbeAnn Nelson-Dodson entered a not guilty plea in Deschutes County Circuit Court on Monday. Nelson-Dodson is accused of stealing at least $60,000 from Margot Gaddis of La Pine while Gaddis served 10 months at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility for felony driving ...

Tuesday June 7, 2011
FLORENCE, Oregon - Oregon State Police say a man who wrecked a pickup truck on Highway 101 near Florence fought with good Samaritans who were trying to keep him there until help arrived. When troopers arrived Sunday they arrested 22-year-old Thomas Janes Stansbury of Vidor, Texas, on drunken driving and assault charges. KVAL reports after being handcuffed and placed in a patrol car he kicked ...

Tuesday June 7, 2011
PORTLAND — Oregon is bucking a declining national trend in new foreclosure filings with a big increase in April, all of it from one loan servicer. The surge in “notices of default” by Bank of America Corp.’s foreclosure arm, ReconTrust Co., boosted the number of notices in Oregon by 236 percent, to 3,700 from 1,100, according to figures from ForeclosureRadar.com. Another foreclosure data tra ...

Tuesday June 7, 2011
Placer County seeking Oregon jail inmate in 2000 killing
A man who claims to be affiliated with a gang of violent transients who ride freight trains is being held in Oregon and facing extradition to Placer County to face a murder charge, The Eugene Register-Guard has reported. Michael Allen Thompson, 43, who is also known as Michael Adams, also faces extradition to Texas, where he’s wanted on a second murder charge. Thompson was arrested May 17 ...
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Tuesday June 7, 2011
Oregon Legislature votes to give chickens more room
SALEM, Oregon - Lawmakers in Oregon want to give egg-laying hens more room to stretch their wings and move around. The state House voted 51-8 on Monday to impose new requirements on egg producers, sending the measure to Gov. John Kitzhaber. The bill requires the state Department of Agriculture to come up with new standards for cages, lighting and ventilation based on from the American Humane As ...
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Tuesday June 7, 2011
This morning, Tuesday June 7, 2011, at approximately 12:08 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of a drive-by shooting at a residence in the 7000 block of North Commercial Avenue. Officers arrived in the area and made contact with a 23-year-old male victim who had been shot multiple times. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-thr ...

Monday June 6, 2011
Oregon country music festival founders settle suit
The founders of a popular Oregon country music festival in Brownsville have tentatively settled a lawsuit over who owns the Willamette Country Music Festival trademark. The Register-Guard reports the summer festival's founding promoter, Warren Williamson, filed suit in January against founding sponsor Bi-Mart and festival vice-president of operations, Anne Hankins. Under a tentative agre ...
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Monday June 6, 2011
Oregon is bucking a declining national trend in new foreclosure filings with a big increase in April, all of it from one loan servicer, The Oregonian reported. The surge in "notices of default" by Bank of America Corp.'s foreclosure arm, ReconTrust Co., boosted the number of notices in Oregon by 236 percent, to 3,700 from 1,100, according to figures from ForeclosureRadar.com. Another foreclo ...

Monday June 6, 2011
BEND - Police say a 69-year-old Redmond man exposed himself to workers at Bend-area coffee stands at least four times in the past month. They are investigating him in three other similar incidents and suspect there are more. Police say when the man was stopped Sunday by a Deschutes County sheriff's deputy he was wearing white shorts and a blue shirt that matched the description of a man who ...

Monday June 6, 2011
Masked gunman shoots man twice at Eugene
Eugene Police are looking for a masked gunman who shot a man twice Sunday evening outside an entertainment center. A relative of the 19-year-old victim told The Register Guard they were at Putters Gourmet Pizza and Fun Center to celebrate a birthday. He says they were in a van listening to music when a man with a blue bandanna over his face approached and opened fire. Eugene police Sgt. Terr ...
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Monday June 6, 2011
Victims in 3 Portland, OR shootings identified
Portland Police have identified the victims in three apparently unrelated shootings over the weekend, including one man who died. The Oregonian reports 40-year-old Marcus Deangelo Miller of Portland died of multiple gunshot wounds after a shooting early Saturday morning on a residential street. A Portland Police Bureau spokesman said it was unknown if past gang ties had anything to do with M ...
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Monday June 6, 2011
Sprinklers helped control a fire Sunday in a waste paper recycling facility near Beaverton. But the fire went to two alarms as Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue called in firefighters from Portland to help douse hot spots in a mound of paper. The department says firefighters used thermal imaging technology to locate the area where the fire was burning. They also had to cut holes in the roof of th ...

Monday June 6, 2011
FORT CLATSOP, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot has died after his small plane lost power and crashed Saturday night shortly after taking off from Warrenton-Astoria Regional Airport on Oregon's north coast. Clatsop County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Mark Whisler tells KATU that Kevin Dooney died in the crash. He says Dooney worked as a bar pilot on the Columbia River and led the Columbia River Ba ...

Monday June 6, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. — A new Oregon law passed last month will allow certain fraternal charitable organizations immunity from liability when they hand out used eyeglasses or hearing aids to Oregonians in need. The Oregonian newspaper reports that the Lions Club has been collecting and distributing used glasses to the needy abroad for decades, but liability issues prevented them from doing so in Orego ...

Monday June 6, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon will begin exporting fresh blueberries to South Korea this summer, making it the first U.S. state permitted to do so. The Oregonian newspaper reports that after decades of talks, negotiators finally convinced Korean officials that Oregon's berries can be shipped free of pests and diseases. Shipments will begin July 1 and could amount to between 200,000 and 500,000 poun ...

Monday June 6, 2011
Oregon farmworker union donating history records to university
PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon's farmworker union plans to donate its historical records to the University of Oregon. The organization is called Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste, or PCUN, the Spanish acronym for Northwest Farmworkers and Treeplanters United. Oregon Public Broadcasting says the group was founded in 1985 and has accumulated papers, pictures, tape recordings and other document ...
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Monday June 6, 2011
Shooting victim related to Yashanee Vaughn
The Oregon State Medical Examiner today completed an autopsy on 40-year-old Marcus Deangelo Miller, who was killed early Saturday morning at Northeast 13th Avenue and Rosa Parks Way. The Medical Examiner concluded that Miller died after receiving multiple gunshot wounds. Detectives don't know if Miller's death is gang-related. However, the Northeast Portland resident had ties to gangs in the p ...
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Sunday June 5, 2011
Eugene police jail male suspect in California and Texas deaths
EUGENE, Oregon - A man who claims to be affiliated with a gang of violent transients who ride freight trains is being held in Oregon pending extradition to California or Texas to face murder charges in those states, The Register-Guard reported Friday. Michael Allen Thompson, 43, who is also known as Michael Adams, was arrested May 17 in Clark County, Wash., after a fight. He was brought to Lane ...
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