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Wednesday December 16, 2009
Couple arrested for passing counterfeit money
An investigation into a counterfeit ring led officers to find phony cash and money-making equipment when they searched a northwest Gresham home, police said Tuesday. For weeks, Walter Williams and Debbie Ilar were using real $5 bills to make fake $100 bills, according to the Gresham Police Department. Officers said they found several laptop computers, a color printer, memory cards and pages wo ...
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Tuesday December 15, 2009
Search continues for couple on Mt. Hood with avalanche danger and high winds
MOUNT HOOD, Oregon - The massive search effort to locate a pair of stranded climbers high on Mount Hood stretches into its fourth day today with no sign or clue of the young man and woman. Volunteer searchers are convening about 7 a.m. for their first meeting of the day. They are expected to review the weather forecast for the mountain and decide whether to dispatch search and rescue crews up the ...
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Friday December 11, 2009
Three month old kitten survives riding beneath a SUV for   more than 120 miles
A 3-month-old kitten rode beneath a SUV for more than 120 miles Wednesday. Marc Lichty left Olympia, Wash., in his SUV after finishing up a day of work. Along the way to Tualatin, he stopped at a rest stop and heard meowing. Lichty, however, couldn't find any trace of a cat. When he returned home to Tualatin, he stepped out of the car and heard the meowing again, leading him to grab a flashlight. ...
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Thursday December 10, 2009
Oregon State Elections Division investigating complaint against West Linn neighborhood
The Secretary of State Elections Division is investigating whether a West Linn neighborhood association president broke any rules by circulating e-mails in support of an ongoing recall campaign.Hidden Springs Neighborhood Association President Lynn Fox is accused of abusing her position by promoting the recall of council president Jody Carson and councilors John Kovash and Scott Burgess. She didn& ...
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Tuesday December 8, 2009
Arctic Chill continues in the Pacific Northwest
December 8 2009PORTLAND, Ore. - The city of Portland, the Oregon Department of Transportation, and TriMet said Monday they’re working together to make sure they are prepared for a major winter storm. During a winter storm people will notice fewer roads closed and bus and MAX service will be uninterrupted because of the new coordinated effort, according to Portland Mayor Sam Adams. This ...
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Monday December 7, 2009
PetCo Stores, HUMBUG, and the  Christmas spirit

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I could be wrong but it seems this year PetCo Stores is saying HUMBUG to the Christmas spirit by declining to donate unused, ripped, dented, or pet food that otherwise cannot be sold to the public. Tamara (Tammy), store manager at the Lake Oswego, Oregon PetCo store told our volunteer she would not or could not participate. Perhaps the owners of PetCo have given her strict orders ...
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Sunday December 6, 2009
Arctic cold weather hits the Pacific Northwest
PORTLAND, Oregon - Frosty temperatures covered the Portland metro area this weekend as waves of cold air rolled over the Northwest.

The first in a series of cold-weather systems arrived Friday night. Snow is not expected, but there is a chance of flurries in the northern valleys and a slight chance of measurable snow in the Cascades. Temperatures will stay below freezing in the Willamette V ...
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Thursday December 3, 2009
Preschool Teacher charged with Sexually Oriented Text Messages
TANGENT, Ore.All- A preschool teacher has been arrested on two counts of third-degree misdemeanor sex abuse, police say. According to Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller, "They were the kind of thing that you might read in Penthouse Forum," Mueller said. "They were X-rated."

Jenifer Stitzel, 34, is alleged to have sent sexual content via text message to a 14-year-old boy, ...
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Wednesday December 2, 2009
Oregon swine flu cases appear to have peaked
U.S. health experts say it appears the number of cases for this wave of the swine flu outbreak has peaked.

"We're going from a time where there was a lot of disease and not a lot of vaccine, to a time when the disease is decreasing," says the Centers for Disease Control's Dr. Thomas R. Frieden.

Still, the CDC says the virus still poses a threat with widespread cases in 32 s ...
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Tuesday December 1, 2009
TriMet accused of discriminating against disabled woman
PORTLAND, Oregon - According to Kay Williford, TriMet discriminated against her because a driver wouldn’t allow her to board with her service dog. She says this caused her to miss an important surgery appointment.

The LIFT service is for people who need door-to-door service because they are unable to ride buses or MAX trains due to a disability or a disabling health condition

K ...
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Monday November 30, 2009
Attorney General charges Bill Sizemore with tax evasion
SALEM, Ore. - Oregon Attorney General John Kroger today announced that the Oregon Department of Justice has filed tax evasion charges against Bill and Cindy Sizemore.

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The Sizemores were each indicted by a grand jury on three counts of Oregon Personal Income Tax Evasion.  The indictment alleges that Bill and Cindy Sizemore each failed to file tax returns for the tax years 2 ...
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Sunday November 29, 2009
Portland’s Water Bureau has officially warned customers on the west side of the Willamette River to boil their drinking water because too avoid possible E. coli contamination which was discovered last week in a Washington Park reservoir.

The boil-water warning affects about 50,000 Portland water customers in the Valley View, Burlington and Palatine Hill water districts and customers o ...
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Saturday November 28, 2009
Body found floating in Willamette near Lake Oswego
The Clackamas County deputy medical examiner is investigating Saturday morning’s grisly discovery of a human body found in the Willamette River on the Lake Oswego side of Hogg Island.

Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies said a fishing guide and his clients discovered the body at about 9:30 a.m. The body was entangled in a large jumble of sticks floating on the river.

The ...
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Friday November 27, 2009
Arrest made in 14 year old Yakima girl murder
YAKIMA, Wash. - There has been an arrest in the murder of a 14-year-old Sunnyside girl.



Francisca Hernandez-Ramirez disappeared last October. Her parents say she went to a party and never came home. Her body was found near Prosser in the Yakima River in February.

Police had a suspect in mind, 22-year-old Jesus Perales, but he fled to California.



Benton County ...
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Wednesday November 25, 2009
Teenage girl killed in Dayton car crash
A Vancouver driver was involved in a Tuesday night two-vehicle crash in Dayton, Ore., that killed a 13-year-old girl.

Jolan Miller, 33, of Vancouver was not injured. A passenger of a second vehicle, Kalie Mosgrove, of Dayton died at the scene. Kalie was a Pirate Pride award winner at her Dayton Junior High School. Kalie's mother, Connie Mosgrove, 47, of Dayton suffered critical injuries an ...
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Tuesday November 24, 2009
Oregon Ducks cheerleader knocked out by flying water bottle hopes incident will raise   safety awareness
Katelynn Johnson remembers a full soda bottle whizzing past her head shortly after Oregon's dramatic win over the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, Ducks cheerleader



"We were waiting for the players to get off the field through this narrow opening, and we were cheering and waiting," the 21-year-old senior said Monday. "Stuff was flying in every direction, and the player ...
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Friday November 20, 2009
Foreclosure rate in Oregon far  below national average
Oregon homeowners have the 31st highest rate in the nation of mortgage foreclosures or loans that are three months past due, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association report for the third quarter of 2009. The report released Thursday, Nov. 19, shows that 5.7 percent of all Oregon homeowners with mortgages were either in foreclosure or were more than three months behind in payments from July th ...
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Thursday November 19, 2009
Auditorium Vandalized Ahead Of Al Gore Visit
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Vandals sprayed graffiti on Keller Auditorium in downtown Portland ahead of a visit by former Vice President Al Gore. A spokeswoman for the auditorium said there were several areas where graffiti was found by police. She said two exterior walls were hit as well as sidewalks and the entrance to the building.

One message said, "Change the system, not your light bulbs.& ...
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Tuesday November 17, 2009
Storm winds, rain batter valley and coast. More on the way.
PORTLAND, Oregon - Powerful winds blew across the coast Monday night, reaching nearly 100 mph in some areas and causing significant damage to a building under renovation in Seaside. Power flickered off and on in Seaside at about 10 p.m. and flooding on Highway 101 forced ODOT earlier in the day to conditionally close a portion of the highway just south of Seaside to low-profile vehicles after wate ...
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Monday November 16, 2009
Fire Survivors Arrive At Marysville School Substitute
At least for now young students have a new school. Teachers and staff from Marysville Elementary School stream into Rose City Park Elementary. School buses are pulling up to the school, giving students a first glimpse of their new surroundings.



Banners welcoming students hang over the entrance to the building.

Volunteers spent all weekend getting the huge building all cleaned ...
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Saturday November 14, 2009
America's First Legal Marijuana Cafe Opens in Portland On Friday 13th
Oregon was the first state to de-criminalize marijuana, first to introduce the Bottle Bill, and Oregon has now opened another chapter in U.S. marijuana history when on Friday 13th, about three dozen people christened the nation's first cafe for licensed residentsto sit down, sip coffee and smoke marijuana. "Welcome to a place of our own," said Madeline Martinez, a leader in the state's medical mar ...
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Friday November 13, 2009
Two Killed, Fourteen Injured In Freeway Van Crash
BAKER CITY, Oregon - Nearly everyone aboard a van carrying was thrown from the van when it rolled several times on an icy Oregon highway and killed two of 16 Colorado church members. 14 survivors, all young, were injured, some critically. The van ran out of control and rolled on I84 near Baker City in eastern Oregon. Their church in Federal Heights, Colorado, held a candlelight vigil. 20-year o ...
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Thursday November 12, 2009
Bethany man shoots and kills  wife and nine-year-old son
BETHANY, Ore. – Suffering from depression, according to police, a Bethany man shot and killed his wife and nine-year-old son before killing himself, police said. Mukesh Suthar, his wife, Varsha and their son, Ronak, were found dead at the NW Oak Creek residence of the Bethany neighborhood. Police released the names to the media on Thursday. Detectives said they believe that Mukesh shot h ...
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Wednesday November 11, 2009
TUALATIN -- In Tualatin a man with a rifle opened fire, killing his wife and injuring two of her co-workers. The gunman fired multiple shots inside Legacy MetroLab-Tualatin shortly before noon, said Tualatin Police Chief Kent Barker. The shooter was found dead at the scene, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Barker said. A 63-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds was flown ...

Tuesday November 10, 2009
All kids safe in Southeast Portland fire
PORTLAND, Oregon - Fire crews raced to a school in Southeast Portland Tuesday afternoon. All students and staff have been accounted for and no injuries have been reported. Flames and heavy dark smoke poured from the Marysville Elementary School the school just before noon. The school has an enrollment of 460 students. The fire quickly went to three alarms. All children are reported to have been ...
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Tuesday November 10, 2009
Two dead, several wounded in Tualatin workplace shooting
PORTLAND, Oregon - Powerful winds blew across the coast Monday night, reaching nearly 100 mph in some areas and causing significant damage to a building under renovation in Seaside. Power flickered off and on in Seaside at about 10 p.m. and flooding on Highway 101 forced ODOT earlier in the day to conditionally close a portion of the highway just south of Seaside to low-profile vehicles after wate ...
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Monday November 9, 2009
Snowbound father and seven children rescued near Breitenbush Lake
Father of seven children, ages 3 to 14, had been reported missing near Breitenbush Lake. A rescue team on snowmobiles called off their search Saturday night but resumed on Sunday when they found Mark Shaver, 43, of Eagle Creek and his children in good condition. Sixteen inches of snow had fallen around them and the family van was stuck. The sheriff's office says Shaver had extensive survival train ...
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Sunday November 8, 2009
Clackamas County scheduled to open H1N1 flu clinic Tuesday
Clackamas County is scheduled to open its H1N1 flu clinic Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The plan is to distribute vaccine to those in priority groups. All forms of vaccine will be available on these days. The clinic is located at 168 Warner-Milne Road in Oregon City at Red Soils campus. The clinic will be located next to the OSU extension building and just across the entr ...
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Saturday November 7, 2009
Salem man calls 911 to report his marijuana stolen. Calvin Hoover charged with DUI
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon State police arrested a for driving while drunk after he called 911 to report his marijuana ahad been stolen. However, the 911 dispatcher had trouble understand understanding him because he was vomiting as he was driving and attempting to explain what he wanted. Hoover told the 911 operator he was angry because someone had broken into his parked truck at a local tavern in ...
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Friday November 6, 2009
Police ID parents & child found dead in SE Portland home
PORTLAND, Oregon - Detectives found the bodies of two adults and a child in Southeast Portland Thursday. It happened at the home on SE 123rd Avenue south of Stark Street. Police confirmed the discovery of three bodies at 10 a.m. Portland Police identified the three as 29-year-old Ceantwan Lorenzo Barr, 28-year-old Tameka Yvonne Medina, and 4-year-old Ashawn Medina-Barr. A man claiming to ...
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