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Saturday June 4, 2011
The formal task force investigating last year's disappearance of 7-year-old Kyron Horman will disband as of July 1. A lead sheriff's detective will continue to work full time on the case, with help from the FBI, the Oregon Justice Department, and county prosecutors. The investigation into the boy's June 4, 2010, disappearance will remain active until he's found, there's an arrest, or there are no ...

Saturday June 4, 2011
SOU claims a culture of acceptance for disabled
Southern Oregon University's decision six months ago to remove a 20-year-old student with Down syndrome from an art class stirred controversy in the press and in campus dialogue, and some disabilities advocates have accused the university of discrimination. However, behind the scenes, SOU provides accommodations for more than 400 students with physical and/or learning disabilities, ranging from ...
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Saturday June 4, 2011
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 ...

Friday June 3, 2011
Search warrant in Portland nabs Methamphetamine and Marijuana
On June 1, 2011 the North Precinct Neighborhood Response Team served a search warrant at 9339 N. Tyler Avenue. Officer responded to neighbor complaints. Officers arrested 49 year-old John Phillip McGraw charging him with with Possession, Distribution and Manufacturing of Controlled Substance of Methamphetamine and Marijuana. Officers seized approximately 45grams of Methamphetamine, 100 grams o ...
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Friday June 3, 2011
This morning, Friday June 3, 2011, at approximately 4:34 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the area of Southeast 50th Avenue and Rhone Street on the report of gunshots being fired and a vehicle heard speeding away. Officers did not locate any victims or evidence of gunfire at that time. At approximately 4:49 a.m., a caller from a residence in the 5000 block ...

Thursday June 2, 2011
Liquor, speeding, no seat belts leave two dead near Salem
AUMSVILLE, Oregon - The Marion County sheriff's office says two people from Stayton were killed in a high-speed crash near Aumsville. Witnesses told deputies a car was passing another car Tuesday night when it went out of control, flew into the air and hit a tree nearly 8 feet off the ground. The driver, 20-year-old Erika Espell, died at the scene. One 22-year-old passenger, Ikaika Kaaihue, ...
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Thursday June 2, 2011
Four killed in Small plane originating in Portland
SALT LAKE CITY - A small plane crashed Wednesday while trying to land at an airport along the Utah-Nevada border, killing all four people on board, authorities said. Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration told KTVX TV in Salt Lake City that the plane was registered in Portland. The accident at the Wendover Airport in northwestern Utah happened at about 2:45 p.m., Federal Aviatio ...
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Wednesday June 1, 2011
Two Robbery Suspects Indicted for 5 Armed Robberies
A Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted 22-year-old Jamiel Lewis Smith and 20-year-old Jimmie Ray Sanders-Garcia for a string of armed robberies in the Portland area. Sanders-Garcia had previously been indicted for the murder of 14-year-old Shiloh Hampton. Smith and Sanders-Garcia have been indicted on multiple counts of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree for the followi ...
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Tuesday May 31, 2011
Five People Arrested After Robbery and Kidnapping Investigation
On Sunday May 29, 2011 at 11:05 a.m. Portland Police officers received information of a possible hostage situation at an unknown motel along Sandy Boulevard. Officers were told there was a man in a motel room being held at gunpoint against his will. North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 110th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. The initial information in the call did not specify a par ...
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Tuesday May 31, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - A Republican state lawmaker is challenging a proposed $2 million campaign to promote carpooling in Oregon. The Oregonian reports that freshman state Rep. Mike McLane of Powell Butte says that money could be better spent on transportation for seniors and people with disabilities. The newspaper says the 46-year-old McLane is taking on some powerful lobbyists whose clients contr ...

Tuesday May 31, 2011
Oregon National Guard soldiers who have lost a sibling in combat would not have to be deployed, under a measure unanimously passed Tuesday by the state Senate. Under the measure, the Adjutant General will have to notify the governor if a unit is deploying that has a soldier whose brother or sister was killed in service. Current military regulations require a soldier request a waiver to not be d ...

Saturday May 28, 2011
Crash on TV Highway Sends Five to Area Hospitals
On Friday, May 27, 2011, at 5:54 p.m., Sheriff's deputies responded to a two-car-crash near the intersection of SW Tualatin Valley Highway and SW 198th Avenue. There were several people injured including three children that were transported to area hospitals. Deputies investigating the crash determined that 30-year-old Jesse Manchester of Beaverton was pulling out of the McDonalds Parking lot ...
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Saturday May 28, 2011
Trial opens for Oregon couple over child health care
OREGON CITY, Oregon - A prosecutor charged Friday that an Oregon City couple watched a growth over their infant daughter's left eye balloon into a golf ball-sized bulge but didn't seek medical treatment because that conflicted with their religious practices. In her opening statement, prosecutor Christine Landers said the child's father, Timothy Wyland, told a detective that "sometimes God heals ...
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Friday May 27, 2011
Traffic Stop yields 95 pounds of Marijuana
BURNS, Oreon - An Oregon State Police traffic stop led to the arrest of a Wyoming man east of Burns after about 95 pounds of marijuana was found concealed in the vehicle, troopers said Thursday The estimated value of the seized marijuana is $380,000, they said. Around noon on Tuesday, an OSP sergeant stopped a rented 2011 Chevrolet Traverse sport utility vehicle for a traffic violation on Hi ...
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Friday May 27, 2011
Oregon death sparks debate over suicide kits
SALEM, Ore.— The door to the room was locked, and there was no response as Jake Klonoski knocked, looking for his younger brother. He picked the lock and made a grim discovery: his dead brother lying on the bed, his head covered in a plastic bag connected by a tube to a helium tank. He had gassed himself to death using a suicide kit he learned about online and ordered through the mail from a wo ...
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Thursday May 26, 2011
Mailman Suspended After Defecating in Yard
Everyone understands how urgent the need to release yourself may be. The problems of a mailman are probably among the most urgent. There seems to be nowhere to go these days. Don Derfler, a Southeast Portland man witnessed a mailman delivering a special delivery package as he caught a mail carrier relieving himself on his neighbor's yard. After snapping about 10 pictures, he called the Post ...
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Thursday May 26, 2011
Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 99E south of Gervais
Oregon State Police are continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's fatal traffic crash that has resulted in the death of an adult male pedestrian on Highway 99E between Gervais and Brooks. Additional information is being released in this update of the fourth pedestrian-involved serious traffic crash this week investigated by OSP. Two of those crashes resulted in fatalities. Accord ...
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Thursday May 26, 2011
Portland Police Detectives are continuing to investigate this morning's burglary in Southeast Portland. At this point in the investigation, detectives have learned that the suspect entered the apartment through an unlocked window and no items were taken during this break-in. The suspect was armed with a knife as he confronted the 14-year-old girl who was sleeping in her bed. She was able to fi ...

Wednesday May 25, 2011
Portland Police investigate attack on Hawthorne Bridge
On Sunday May 22, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. 23 year-old Brad Forkner and 25 year-old Christopher Rosevear were attacked by several suspects as they walked from the Hawthorne Bridge on the trail to the East Bank Esplanade. Forkner and Rosevear had walked holding hands in Waterfront Park from the Burnside Bridge before going over the Hawthorne Bridge. As they walked they knew several men were behind the ...
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Tuesday May 24, 2011
This morning, Tuesday May 24, 2011, at approximately 4:21 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a man that climbed through an apartment window and attacked a young woman. Officers arrived in the 10500 block of Southeast Cherry Blossom Drive and spoke with the victim, a 14-year-old female. Officers learned that the suspect entered the victim's apart ...

Monday May 23, 2011
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A Southern Oregon wildlife expert says cougars have been unusually visible recently in Southern Oregon's Douglas County. Early Thursday, a police officer's patrol car accidentally hit one in downtown Roseburg. It was later tracked down and shot within a block of an elementary school. The Roseburg News Review reports that two other cougars have been shot, and several oth ...

Monday May 23, 2011
Oregon Senate to decide spiritual defense for murder
SALEM, Oregon - Faith healing could be dropped as a legal defense to murder or manslaughter under a bill up for a vote in the Oregon Senate. The measure was drafted largely in response to the deaths of children among members of the Followers of Christ Church in Oregon City, who rely on spiritual treatments instead of medical care. An Oregon City couple who belong to the church are facing tri ...
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Sunday May 22, 2011
Plans in Place for Capital City Chicken Coop & Garden Tour
Fifteen Salem residents will showcase their backyards in the very first Capital City Chicken Coop & Garden Tour on June 19, 2011. The event will be hosted by Chickens In The Yard (CITY), the group responsible for legalizing backyard chickens in Oregon's capital city, and Friends of Salem's Saturday Market (FSSM), a non-profit organization that promotes local, sustainable agriculture. Local food ...
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Sunday May 22, 2011
The film will debut on May 23, 2011 at 5.30pm at The Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97215. FREE WORLD follows The Journey of Repentance, an 18-person, multi-generational, interfaith delegation from Washington State on their journey to Japan to interact with atomic bomb survivors and commemorate the 64th anniversaries of the bombings. The delegation formed around 81-yr-o ...
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Sunday May 22, 2011
Eat St. visits Portland's Eat Mobile, connecting foodies and vendors
Eat St. will be travelling to Portland this Saturday to take part in the sold out Eat Mobile festival. Portlanders will be able to easily locate their newfound favorite vendors and dishes after the festival with help from the Eat St. iPhone App ( The iPhone App has gained huge success with over 80,000 downloads since launching on April 4th. Not satisfied eatin ...
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Sunday May 22, 2011
2 Shot at North Portland Bar in Suspected Gang-Related Shooting
Early this morning, Sunday May 22, 2011, at approximately 2:08 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of shots fired inside the Interstate Bar and Grill, located at North Interstate and Skidmore. Officers arrived and located a 32-year-old male gunshot victim at the scene suffering from two gunshot wounds, one to the abdomen and one to the leg. This vi ...
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Saturday May 21, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday May 20, 2011, at approximately 5:25 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct and the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the area of North Fiske Avenue and North McCoy Court on the report of gunshots heard in the area. Officers arrived in the neighborhood and spoke with several witnesses who told police that one young man shot at another young man a ...

Friday May 20, 2011
Parents Arresed for Criminal Mistreatment of their adoptive children
Longview, Washington - Sheriff Detectives concluded their 2 month investigation today with the arrests of Jeffrey and Rebecca Trebilcock for multiple counts of Criminal Treatment and Felony assault on their 4 adoptive children. The investigation began in early March when they were contacted by Washington State Children Protective Services. The initial report indicated the 13 year old boy, Joel Tre ...
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Friday May 20, 2011
Car vs Motorcycle Collision In Portland
PORTLAND, Oregon - At approximately 6:03 PM on May 19, 2011, Clark County Sheriff's Office, Battle Ground Police Department, Fire Department and emergency medical responded to NE 199th Street and NE 104th Avenue in regards to a car and motorcycle collision. The motorcycle rider was unconscious and the driver of the automobile had minor injuries. The westbound car turned left from NE 199th Stre ...
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Friday May 20, 2011
Serious crash in south Clackamas County sends three people to the hospital, one by Life Flight
On Thursday, May 19, 2011, at 5:04pm the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of S. Schneider Road and S. Kropf Road, south of Canby Oregon. The Oregon State Police arrived first on the scene by 5:10pm followed directly by Clackamas County Deputies. Clackamas County Deputies investigated the accident scene and spoke with an eye witness to ...
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