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Thursday May 19, 2011
Store clerk shot in chesk as store was being robbed
On Tuesday May 10, 2011, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Portland Police officers from North Precinct responded to Cigarettes Plus, located at 2224 North Lombard Street, after reports that a woman had been shot. Arriving officers found 43-year-old Debra Ross suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was taken to an area hospital where she underwent surgery for life-threatening injuri ...
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Wednesday May 18, 2011
Police seek husband and wife fugitives from justice
In March 2011, two subjects were sentenced to 10 years in Federal prison for Conspiracy to Defraud the United States. The husband and wife duo were released with a self-surrender date of May 23, 2011, but were placed on electronic monitoring. On April 29, 2011, the couple detached the monitors and are now considered fugitives from justice. 48-year-old Micaela Renee Dutson is 5'06", 140 lbs., w ...
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Wednesday May 18, 2011
PORTLAND — The top criminal lawyer in the Oregon Department of Justice has been accused in a state bar complaint of lying to probe targets to intimidate them. Sean Riddell, the department’s chief criminal counsel, allegedly violated at least four bar ethics rules during a probe of an Energy Department contract awarded to a company co-owned by Cylvia Hayes, the companion of then-gubernatorial ca ...

Wednesday May 18, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Energy Department is holding a public hearing Thursday night in Portland on a proposal to store more radioactive waste at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Eastern Washington. The Oregonian reports the state of Oregon opposes the idea because of the risk of radioactive contamination in the Columbia River. Hanford is one of six sites being studied by the Energy Depar ...

Wednesday May 18, 2011
Voters are rejecting Eugene and Portland school measures
PORTLAND, Oregon - Tax proposals to boost the budgets of two major Oregon school districts were both headed for defeat as voters decided a number of local election measures across the state. With about 85 percent of the ballots counted, voters in Portland had narrowly rejected a $548 million bond package to pay for repairs to every school in the district, The Oregonian reported. The heavil ...
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Wednesday May 18, 2011
Oregon jobless rate dips to 9.6 percent
SALEM, Oregon - The jobless rate in Oregon fell to 9.6 percent in April, hitting its lowest point in more than two years, the state employment department said Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate was the lowest since 9.2 percent in December 2008, primarily due to an increase in new jobs, agency officials said. The rate has hovered in the mid-10 percent range for about a year after h ...
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Tuesday May 17, 2011
Man killed, woman ends up in river during bizarre crash
WOODLAND, Wash. (AP) - A man was killed and a woman ended up in the Lewis River in a four-vehicle pile-up Monday night on the Interstate 5 bridge over the river near Woodland. Blaine Dohman of Clark County Fire and Rescue told The Daily News the woman was talking and seemed stable after she was picked up from the riverbank by a county rescue boat. The accident happened about 9:30 p.m. when a ...
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Tuesday May 17, 2011
Inside Oregon's largest legal marijuana farm
JACKSONVILLE, Oregon (AP) — The burnt end of a joint between his fingers and a white plastic lighter in his fist, James Bowman watched the half dozen young men, shirts off in the warm spring sun, shovels working to the beat of loud rock music, as they prepared the soil for the biggest medical marijuana plantation in Oregon. It is springtime on The Farm, a cooperative in the heart of Applegate V ...
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Tuesday May 17, 2011
Oregon coast conducts 15 mile wide tsunami drill
PACIFIC CITY, Oregon - Authorities along the Oregon Coast — from Neskowin to Pacific City — are preparing for one of the largest tsunami drills in history. Evacuation drill spokesman Jim Kusz says that people need to prepare in case a tsunami hits the coast, similarly to the way that people in Florida have drills for hurricanes. Tsunami drill awareness has been more acute since the massive e ...
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Monday May 16, 2011
Early this morning, Monday May 16, 2011, at approximately 12:03 a.m., Portland Police officers from North Precinct responded to the report of gunshots being fired. Officers arrived in the area and received another call that a person appeared to be down on the corner of North Trenton Street and Newman Avenue. Officers located the person down and called for medical to respond. Medical personnel ...

Sunday May 15, 2011
Oregon given permission to kill sea lions at Bonneville Dam
PORTLAND — Oregon has been given permission to resume removing or killing California sea lions at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River. The decision by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration came about six months after a federal appeals court struck down a similar permit aimed at reducing the number of threatened or endangered salmon eaten by the hungry marine mammals. The 9th U ...
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Friday May 13, 2011
Two Men Arrested for the Murder of Shiloh Hampton
On Thursday May 12, 2011 Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detectives arrested two suspects and served several search warrants in connection with the homicide of Shiloh Hampton. 20-year-old Jimmie Ray Sanders-Garcia was arrested for Murder, Attempted Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. 21-year-old Edward Mohr was also arrested for Murder, Attempted Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Both ...
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Thursday May 12, 2011
BEND, Oregon - An Oregon couple facing trial in federal court on charges of bilking real estate investors out of more than $4 million have asked a judge to consider returning their passports. The Bulletin reports that former Bend Police Capt. Kevin Sawyer and his wife, former real estate broker Tami Sawyer, appeared in U.S. District Court in Eugene on Wednesday to make the request. Last fall ...

Thursday May 12, 2011
Oregon Claims Investigation Found Discrimination By Typhoon Restaurants
The state says it has found evidence of discrimination at the Typhoon chain of Thai restaurants around Oregon and Washington. Two cooks from Typhoon contacted the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries to say Thai employees were being discriminated against. State Labor Commissioner, Brad Avakian, says an investigation found the company used its leverage over workers recruited from Thailand to ...
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Thursday May 12, 2011
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday May 10, 2011, Portland Police responded to Cigarettes Plus at 2224 North Lombard regarding reports that a woman had been shot. Arriving officers found 43-year-old Debra Ross suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was taken to an area hospital where she underwent surgery. Ross's injuries were potentially life threatening but is expected to ...

Thursday May 12, 2011
John Kitzhaber’s statement on revenue forecast
SALEM, Oregon - Governor Kitzhaber released the following statement regarding the May 12th revenue forecast: "Today’s revenue forecast is good news for the 2011-13 budget, but it is also further indication that Oregon’s recovery will take time. We must take this opportunity to integrate and streamline state services like health care and education to deliver better outcomes and reduce costs, an ...
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Wednesday May 11, 2011
Hillsboro Police Investigate Reported Rape/Kidnap Case
On May 10, 2011 at 6:20 PM, a Hillsboro woman came to HPD station-1 to report that she had been raped and kidnapped earlier that day. The 26 year old female victim reported that on May 10, 2011 at 11:30 AM she was walking on SE Oak Avenue between SE 10th and 12th Avenues when she was approached by a male in a black 4 door Chevrolet Malibu. The suspect stopped and asked her if she would be ...
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Wednesday May 11, 2011
Gresham students develop whooping cough
GRESHAM, Oregon - Several children at a Gresham elementary school have now been tested and treated for whooping cough. The school principal is now warning parents to be alert for symptoms. Last week three children were diagnosed with whooping cough. Seven kids in the class are at Butler Creek Elementary School, said Principal Karen Weinert said. The school sent home a letter to parents on We ...
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Wednesday May 11, 2011
Oregon Gas Prices continue to increase as national Oil Prices decrease
BEND, Oregon - Oregon's gasoline price continue to increased even though oil prices have been decreasing. The statewide average increased a penny to $3.97 a gallon, while the national average decreased one-and-a-half cents to $3.95. That's the first decrease for the national average in over six weeks. Crude oil prices have decreased from $111 a barrel last week to about $102 Tuesday. AAA spokes ...
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Wednesday May 11, 2011
OHSU AIDS Vaccine Shows Promising Results in Monkeys
A new study gives a much-needed booster shot to the beleaguered AIDS vaccine field. The experiment, led by immunologist and pathologist Louis Picker of the Oregon Health & Science University in Beaverton, showed that an unusual approach to vaccinating against SIV (a simian cousin of HIV) protected 12 of 24 monkeys from a "challenge" with a particularly virulent strain of that virus. Specifically, ...
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Wednesday May 11, 2011
Oregon killer wants to die young
Condemned killer Gary Haugen has petition the court that he wants to drop all future appeals and proceed with his execution as a "protest to the arbitrary and vindictive Oregon death penalty scheme that is flawed and broken at best." Haugen repeatedly has made the same point during the past six months. Since the Oregon Supreme Court upheld Haugen's conviction and death sentence in November, ...
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Wednesday May 11, 2011
Oregon broadcaster Mike Parker identified as man eating his napkin at Denny’s
The video, posted on YouTube a couple months ago titled "Drunk man eats napkin at Denny's" has been identified as Mike Parker, the play-by-play voice for Oregon State athletics. Parker confirmed that he is the man in the video. The video was shot by a group of not too bright kids at a West Hollywood Denny’s, following an OSU ...
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Tuesday May 10, 2011
Oregon hopes to eradicate wild pigs
SALEM, Oregon - Washington state is monitoring the wild pig populations in Oregon, where the fish and wildlife department has ordered farmers to determine the size of the destructive pig populations on their land and get rid of them. The Oregon fish and wildlife department knows feral pigs are a problem. As an invasive species, they threaten crops and cause headaches for farmers. The state d ...
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Monday May 9, 2011
Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life hosting a bike ride in Portland
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is hosting a bike ride in Portland called Cycle for Life to support research for a cure. The Cycle for Life ride will be held Saturday August 13th at the Historic Carlton Train Depot. All proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help continue the search to find a cure. Cycle for Life offers a 20, 35 or 65 mile route winding through the country si ...
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Monday May 9, 2011
Public's Help Needed to Identify Theft Suspect
Marion County Sheriff's Office Sr. Deputy Martin Bennett is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a thief who stole a power hedge trimmer from a local Salem business on Friday afternoon. At about 2:15pm, the suspect entered the State Street Saw Shop at 4067 State St., in Salem. The suspect appeared to be shopping and looking at several power tools. While the employees were assi ...
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Monday May 9, 2011
Fatal Crash on Hwy 213 South of Molalla
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Saturday, May 7th, just after 9:00 PM. The crash occurred on Highway 213 approximately six miles south of Molalla. According to Trooper Alex Monarch, a 1988 Chevrolet Sprint operated by JACKIE LEE CARTER, age 55 of Salem, was southbound on Highway 213 when it crossed into the oncoming lane while neg ...
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Sunday May 8, 2011
Methamphetamine raid nets 2.5 pounds in a hidden compartment
MEDFORD, Oregon - An early-morning traffic stop in Medford led to the discovery of 2.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine after the driver of a 2005 sedan allowed an Oregon State Police trooper to check his car. The trooper called for a drug-sniffing dog and found about $60,000 worth of the drug in vacuum-sealed containers in a hidden compartment in the car. Froylan Garcia, of Federal Way, Wa ...
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Saturday May 7, 2011
Vernonia divided over accusations police officer dishonest
VERNONIA, Oregon - The citizens of Vernonia are fighting over one of its police officers and his friends on the City Council. The disagreement is over officer Mike Kay, who the state says is a dishonest police officer, and three people who control the City Council. Officer Kay was in charge when a 10-year-old Ian Torres-Petersen was found safe last year after missing for a few days. "What ...
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Saturday May 7, 2011
26 year-old-man arrested for Human Trafficking
On May 4, 2011 at about 7:50 PM Officers responded to the Palms Motel at 3810 N Interstate on a call of a disturbance. Arriving they found a 15 year-old girl being held against her will, forcefully given drugs and forced into prostitution and the girl was a ward-of-the-state and a runaway. The investigation revealed the girl was a victim of Human Trafficking and had undergone a substantial ass ...
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Friday May 6, 2011
Movie filmed at Sellwood Park to be screened at portland film festival
Filmed in Sellwood Park, "Out of Character" explores being, and not being. Selected for screening at the 5th Annual Social Uprising, Resistance and Grassroots Encouragement (S.U.R.G.E.) Film Festival, "Out of Character" will stir and disturb on May 20 at 5:12 pm at The Variant, 4810 Northeast Garfield Avenue in Portland. One year after their actual meeting on Craigslist, Ken Lori and Ann Bon ...
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