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Tuesday May 11, 2010
Hollywood Video chain going out of business, filing bankruptcy
Wilsonville, Oregon - Movie Gallery Inc., the owner of struggling movie rental chain Hollywood Video, is planning to close its remaining stores and liquidate as consumers are increasingly getting movies through the mail, vending machines and high-speed Internet connections.

The No. 2 rental chain behind Blockbuster Inc. filed a notice with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern Distric ...
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Monday May 10, 2010
Fire Causes $240K In Damage In NW Portland - No injuries
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland fire investigators are still trying to determine what sparked a two-alarm fire in a northwest Portland building built in 1902. The fire broke out at 2400 Northwest 21st Ave. at about 7:28 p.m. Saturday.

The first-arriving crews found heavy smoke coming out of the three-story building. Although it was found to be vacant, crews were worried that there were transie ...
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Friday May 7, 2010
Driver flees scene after crash with semi
SHERWOOD, Oregon - The cab of a semi truck was destroyed and LifeFlight was called in after a head-on collision on Scholls Ferry Road near Sherwood.

Law enforcement blocked off Scholls Ferry Road near Rowell Road at about 5:30 a.m. Friday after the crash, which left the cab of the big rig in flames and sent a late-model Dodge Charger into a nearby field.

The truck driver escaped h ...
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Thursday May 6, 2010
Driver survives 300-foot highway plunge
PORTLAND, Oregon - Peter Chamberlain got an early gift on the day before his 51st birthday - the rest of his life.

State police say the Salem motorist crashed through a guardrail on Highway 20 in the Santiam Pass early Thursday and went 300 feet down an embankment.

Deschutes County rescuers removed Chamberlain from the crashed SUV and took him to a Bend hospital with injuries not con ...
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Monday May 3, 2010
Intense fire consumes home in Brownsville
BROWNSVILLE, Oregon - – A home fire in Brownsville forces firefighters from three cities to help battle the blaze.The home is southeast of Corvallis, drawing fire departments from the rural Oregon towns of Brownsville, Halsey and Tangent. We have intense pictures from that house fire in Brownsville. A firefighter snapped these shots around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. As you can see, the house was ...
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Thursday April 29, 2010
Craigslist advertiser shot dead in his home after listing ring for sale
EDGEWOOD, Washington - A 43 year old man was shot dead after a home invasion robbery last night.

Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said the murder occured at the home located in the 3600 block of 106th Ave. Ct. E. The victim, his wife and their two sons were home at the time. The homeowner had listed an expensive ring for sale on Craigslist, and was expecting a potential buyer to stop by the h ...
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Tuesday April 27, 2010
Portland investigating postal service burglary scheme
PORTLAND, Oregon - Police investigators are holding a couple's belongings as they investigate the theft of the couple’s trailer. Police say they uncovered a burglary ring that may have had assistance from a postal employee.

The Bleazards, a young couple moving to Oregon, were staying at a local hotel and had parked their enclosed trailer – with just about everything t ...
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Thursday April 22, 2010
Missing hiker makes contact to walk out on his own
YEON STATE PARK, Ore. –Near Cascade Locks in Oregon search teams this morning continued looking for missing hiker Ron Fridell, 60 who checked in by cell phone later in the morning.

Family members talked to Ron Fridell today. He spent the night in Yeon State Park but reportedly had supplies and equipment with him. Fridell said he'd be walking out of the woods on his own. This apparentl ...
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Wednesday April 21, 2010
Rare Gold nuggets stolen from Hillsboro museum
HILLSBORO, Oregon - Valuable pieces of gold, including a 42-ounce nugget valued at $50,000, was stolen last week from a Hillsboro museum, police from the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.

At 10:50 p.m.AllApril 17, police responded to a burglary call at the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals in Hillsboro. The Assistant Director of the museum, Linda Kepford, told deputies&n ...
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Monday April 19, 2010
Gang Warfare Leaves Two Hurt In Canby
CANBY, Oregon - Two individuals were left hurt yesterday after a shooting in a Canby neighborhood. Police report the shooting near the intersection of Second and Knott streets was gang-related. Roberto Sinchenz said he was having a barbecue outside his apartment when he saw an SUV speed past him.

The driver, Sinchenz said, rolled down his windows and began shooting. "When he comes and ...
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Thursday April 15, 2010
Sewage Truck crashes on Hiway 42, causes havoc
WINSTON, Oregon - A large sewage truck hauling thousands of gallons of human waste crashed off a bridge, igniting the truck on fire, dumping sewage in a field, spilling diesel fuel into a creek that feeds into the city's water supply, and sparking fears of a possible gas leak.All

The driver escaped the crash uninjured. Police at the scene are investigating what caused the crash.

A fo ...
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Wednesday April 14, 2010
Mom Found Guilty In Sellwood Bridge Killing
PORTLAND, Oregon -- Amanda Stott-Smith changed her plea and confessed to the killing in a Multnomah County courtroom. She pleaded guilty yesterday to killing her 4-year-old son and attempting to murder her 7-year-old daughter by forcing both off the Sellwood Bridge. Stott-Smith showed little emotion while changing her plea. David Haag, who rescued Stott-Smith's daughter, said continues to replay t ...
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Tuesday April 13, 2010
Highly Explosive Chemical Spill In Newberg
NEWBERG, Oregon - At 9:30 a.m. Newberg and Dundee Fire departments and Newberg Public Works responded to an emergency kcall. Staff and students at George Fox University in Newberg have been evacukated due to a highly acidic, explosive chemical needing containment.

Reports say one of the lab techs was given a bottle of picric acid, which is safe in liquid form. However, the rim of the cap w ...
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Monday April 12, 2010
Couple Dies After Crashing Car Into Swamp
RIDGEFIELD, Washington - An elderly couple from Ridgefield died after their car crashed into a pond in the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. The Clark County Sheriff's Department says rescuers responding to a 911 call from a witness, spotted the car Sunday afternoon partially submerged and upside down in the pond on the south end of Bachelor Island.

Authorities today identified the dece ...
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Friday April 9, 2010
44 Time Looser has neighbors fed up with court system
PORTLAND, Oregon - Lawrence Hendon has been arrested 44 times during his long criminal career and people in his neighborhood want answers and action. Clackamas County deputies arrested Lawrence Hendon the this last time on charges he used bolt cutters to break into newspaper bins and steal quarters. In fact, he was wearing the cutters around his neck and lots of coins in his pockets.

Hendo ...
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Wednesday April 7, 2010
Off duty Portland Police sergeant accused of pulling gun in road rage
PORTLAND - Sergeant Kyle Nice was one of the officers involved in the highly-publicized James Chasse Case back in September 2006. This time he was not on duty and driving last saturday afternoon in the Garden Home area. He's accused of pulling his gun out of his holster during an altercation with another motorist. 

Sergeant Kyle Nice was driving his truck with his six-week-old child in ...
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Tuesday April 6, 2010
Death By Heroin Increases In Oregon
28 year old Ali Cornell's battle with her addiction to heroin is an everyday struggle.

“I was strung out for ten years,” she says. She lives in the Woodstock neighborhood where Heroin is used abundantly and is heavily addictive. Four years ago she and her friend were both addicted but he died a week before they were to be married. She says getting better was the most difficult t ...
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Monday April 5, 2010
Governor Ted Kulongoski warns Storm is brewing
PORTLAND — Outgoing Governor Ted Kulongoski last Friday urged candidates to join him in promoting kicker reform, “a litmus test” for anyone seeking the governorship.

Kulongoski said he “described the state of our state this way: Skies clearing — and a potential storm brewing” to characterize Oregon’s tentative emergence from recession, with economi ...
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Friday April 2, 2010
Storm blows into Oregon Coast and Valley
The Oregon Coast was battered with heavy rain and wind this morning and gusts up to 55 mpg are expected in the Valley. High Wind Warning- Oregon and SW Wash. Coast:All  South wind gusts near 80 mph are still possible between 10 am- 1pm.  The heaviest rain as passed...although thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon.  Wind dies down by dinnertime tonight.

Wind Advisory- Lo ...
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Thursday April 1, 2010
Terrorist attacks prompt TriMet to boost security
PORTLAND - Only days after devastating terrorist attacks inside the subway system of Russia's capitol city, transit agencies across the US are boosting its own security.

Today TriMet announced new security measures, partnering with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to increase security in the Portland-Metro area.

Last year TriMet used aAllTSA grant to add surveillanc ...
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Wednesday March 31, 2010
Spit, Burgers, and Cops, Deputy Sues Burger King
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- A Vancouver deputy is suing a fast food chain over a spit-covered burger served to him last year. Deputy Edward Bylsma was in uniform and in a marked car when he ordered a Whopper at a Burger King drive-through on Northeast Gher Road in March 2009, according to a statement from the Seattle Law Office of Stafford Frey Cooper.

The deputy said the worker who handed him his ...
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Tuesday March 30, 2010
Help on way for Oregon homeowners to avoid foreclosure
Oregon will receive nearly $90 million in federal funds to help homeowners remain in their homes and avoid foreclosure.

"We had no idea. We did not submit a proposal," said Lisa Joyce, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Housing and Community Services. The agency's job is to figure out the details and send a plan to Washington for approval. It could be late summer or fall be ...
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Monday March 29, 2010
Jesse Jackson says Portland police
PORTLAND, Oregon - Calling the police shooting of an unarmed man in Portland an "execution, the Rev. Jesse Jackson addresses the latest shooting in which a man was killed by a Portland police officer. Jackson plans to attend five events Monday, beginning with a school assembly at the Self Enhancement Inc., Charter School in north Portland. He'll also speak with Legacy Emanuel Hospital staff a ...
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Friday March 26, 2010
Three people jump from exploding, burning boat on Columbia River
PORTLAND, Oregon - Three people were able to escape by jumping off a boat that explodedthen caught on fire on the Columbia River.

Portland Fire personnel responded to a report of a boat fire near NE 35th Ave. and Marine Drive in Portland. The trio apparently jumped from the boat at the time fire personnel arrived. Fire crews pulled the three injured people from the boat before transporting ...
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Friday March 26, 2010
COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE - Kerry Friesen was found deep in the Gorge, about two hours away from his car after losing track of the trail in snow.

He was able to walk back to the trail head on foot with the help of rescuers who also gave him dry clothing, food and water.


The search is underway for a 49-year-old Portland man who went missing near Bonneville Dam while ...

Wednesday March 24, 2010
PORTLAND, Oregon - Scores of local Portland citizens are outraged at yet another shooting by police. Jack Dale Collins, 58, was shot and killed by a Portland police officer Monday afternoon, according to Detective Mary Wheat.

Collins, who is believed to be a transient, was killed Monday and died at the scene. Detective Wheat said that police Officer Jason Walters who shot Collins was not in ...

Monday March 22, 2010
Portland police arrested a 30-year-old man and charged him with invasion of privacy after he was allegedly caught in a woman's bathroom peering at a woman who was in the next stall.

The arrest was made on Sunday afternoon after police received a call from the Hannaford supermarket on Cottage Road in Portland. Police were told Goupil had been in the women's bathroom and was caught looking o ...

Thursday March 18, 2010
PORTLAND -- The body of 22 year old Tyler Brady was found in the Willamette River Wednesday near OMSI. Brady was a Portland bicyclist missing since Feb. 19. Police have not said if they suspect foul play but an autopsy was scheduled to determine the exact cause of death.

Police were also trying to figure out exactly where and how Brady's body went into the river.

"We just don't ...

Wednesday March 17, 2010
OREGON CITY, Oregon - A judge sentenced a former Clackamas County deputy to seven years in prison for assault and other crimes that left his former wife convinced he would kill her.

Brandon Scott Claggett pleaded guilty earlier this year to coercion with a firearm, unlawful use of weapons and fourth-degree assault.

On April 20, Claggett barricaded himself inside his home in Oregon ...

Tuesday March 16, 2010
Disagreement Over Portland Water's Future
For several years Portland has been involved in a controversy regarding the Environmental Protection Agency and the city’s drinking water. The federal government has pressed the city to invest millions to treat the water in the Bull Run system. Portland officials say it’s unnecessary because the water at Mt. Tabor reservoir is “clean.” EPA wants proof. But apparently the ...
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