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Saturday April 2, 2011
Strike possible as contract negotiations falter at Mt. Hood community college
Teacher representatives at Mt. Hood Community College say that a strike is possible if the college imposes a contract. "The faculty bargaining team is currently anticipating a forced final offer from the Board. In response to this threat, the faculty can and will escalate in an attempt to settle the contract, up to and including a possible strike." No one seems to be willing to give ground i ...
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Saturday April 2, 2011
Portland Police looking for two suspects in a series of armed robberies
Portland Police Robbery Detectives have been investigating several armed robberies in the past few months involving two men that have been armed. Investigators believe that the robberies may be connected and are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects. On January 11, 2011, at approximately 10:15 p.m., the suspects robbed Maddy's at 3959 Southeast Powell Boulevard. On Janua ...
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Friday April 1, 2011
POLICE ARREST SUSPECT FOR MURDER OF YASHANEE VAUGHN
PORTLAND, Oregon - Dozens of searchers combed Rocky Butte today, looking for the body of a 14-year-old girl. Police believe Yashanee Vaughn was killed by her 16-year-old boyfriend, Parrish Bennette, who was arrested Thursday after lab results indicated he was responsible for her death. Bennette was charged with manslaughter yedterday and a grand jury could hear his case next week. On Thursda ...
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Thursday March 31, 2011
Man shot to death in SE Portland, Marshal High School cancels lock-in
A 49-year-old man was shot dead in Southeast Portland Thursday at an apartment complex in the 8500 block of SE Bush Street. Neighbors reported they had heard gunshots in and around the area and called 9-1-1. In an earlier story, we reported that nearby Marshall High School had gone into lock-in mode. That lock-in was later cancelled with the news of where the actual shooting had occurred. Of ...
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Thursday March 31, 2011
Portland loses Google high-speed broadband deal to Kansas City
PORTLAND, Oregon - Many Oregonians are saddened today as they learn Portland lost its bid to become the city of choice for Google's fiber-optic network, which would have provided Internet connections of 1 gigabit per second to as many as 500,000 people in and around Portland. More than 1,100 cities had made their entries to become the bandwidth city of choice. "In selecting a city, our goal ...
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Thursday March 31, 2011
Portland Police Investigate Shooting Near Marshall High School
Update: Lock-in cancelled as police determined shots originated from nearby appartements. Read the updated story. PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland police are investigating a shooting about two blocks from Marshall High School in the 8500 block of Southeast Bush Street in Portland just after 9 a.m., this morning. The school was p ...
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Wednesday March 30, 2011
Man Charged In Child-Prostitution Ring Now Charged Attempting to Have Girl Killed
Robert Dwain Thompson who was charged with raping a 14-year-old girl and multiple counts of sex abuse in the Newberg Craigslist sex ring has now been charged with plotting to kill the girl he is accused of raping. The 35-year-old Thompson is charged, along with three other men with raping a 4-year-old girl and for forcing the 14-year-old girl to have sex with a dog. Thompson's accused of try ...
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Wednesday March 30, 2011
United Airlines Flight to Portland Diverted To Chicago
PORTLAND, Ore. -- United Airlines Flight 251 was diverted to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport for several hours. Upon landing in Chicago, three passengers were removed from the plane after they did not follow flight crew's instructions. The flight originated from Dulles International Airport in Washington DC, to Portland International Airport. The diversion took place two hours into th ...
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Tuesday March 29, 2011
Debris from Japan's tsunami moving to Oregon Coast
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland State University geology professor and Oceanographer Curt Petersen says debris from the Japanese tsunami is caught up in a large circle, and is currently making its way across the Pacific Ocean. He says it's a system of ocean currents circulating the debris toward the Oregon coast. "We expect to find plastics and Styrofoam bottles and other lightweight material movin ...
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Tuesday March 29, 2011
Traffic Stop Near Salem Leads To Pot Bust
SALEM, Oregon - An Oregon State Police trooper who pulled over a driver for a traffic violation got a big surprise when he found five pounds of marijuana in the car Monday morning. The driver, Michael Melvin, 37, and Darlene Byrd, 25, both from Tacoma, Washington, were arrested on charges of unlawful possession and delivery of a controlled substance. They were stopped in a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu ...
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Monday March 28, 2011
Portland Police consider runaway 14-year-old a Missing Person's Case
PORTLAND, Ore. – Police now consider the case of a missing 14-year-old girl, who they believe ran away, a missing persons’ investigation. Yashanee Vaughn was last seen at a Taco Bell on Northeast 82nd and Thompson Street in Portland Saturday night March 19. Her cousin said they were going to meet up in Vancouver but she never showed up. Lt. Kelli Sheffer, spokeswoman for the Portland Police ...
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Monday March 28, 2011
Shamrock Tavern robbed after midnight in SE Portland
This morning, Monday March 28, 2011, at approximately 1:02 a.m., Portland Police responded the report of an armed robbery at the Shamrock Tavern, located at 4919 Southeast 82nd Avenue. Officers arrived and learned that the suspects had fled the area in an unknown direction. Officers learned that the suspects entered the bar by smashing out the glass in a door and ordered two customers onto the ...
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Monday March 28, 2011
Portland Police Investigate Armed Robbery - Suspect Arrested
This afternoon, Monday March 28, 2011, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Portland Police responded to a holdup alarm at Southeast Coin & Jewelry, located at 8115 Southeast Powell Boulevard. Officers arrived in the area and learned that the suspect walked into the shop and sprayed pepper spray inside the store and displayed a handgun before taking an undisclosed amount of cash and collector coins. W ...
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Monday March 28, 2011
Missing woman likely killed by husband who killed himself
BEND, Ore. — Police have theorized that a 72-year-old Bend woman, Sandra Meyer, missing since March 9 was likely killed by her husband. He later used a gun to kill himself, Bend police said Friday. The body of 71 year-old John Meyer and Sandra Meyer's purse were both found in a crawlspace under the couple's home. A "substantial amount" of Sandra Meyer's blood was found in a heat duct of the ...
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Monday March 28, 2011
Elderly woman dies in Forest Grove house fire
Forest Grove, Oregon - Forest Grove Fire and Rescue, along with the Forest Grove Police Department, responded to a house fire at 1:53 a.m. this morning. Upon arrival they found the residence, located at 2235 Laurel Street, engulfed in flames. A Forest Grove police officer attempted to rescue an elderly female from a bathroom, but was unable to make entry because of the flames in her home. The w ...
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Sunday March 27, 2011
Lake Oswego dam project nears completion
After the great Willamette Valley Flood of 1996, which devastated Lake Oswego and many other cities in late January and mid-February 1996, Lake Oswego city planners decided it was time for a dam. The basic idea was to control the flow and release of water out of Lakewood Bay. Water in Lakewood Bay originates from the Tualatin River and the larger lake called Lake Oswego. During high water level ...
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Sunday March 27, 2011
Japanese Students visit to Lake Oswego cancelled
Travel plans of Japanese students of Yoshikawa City, Japan to visit their sister city students at Lake Oswego has been canceled. The students had been scheduled meet their Sister City students in Lake Oswego between March 29 and April 5, hosted by local Oregon families. On Wednesday, a Lake Oswego City representative stated, "as a result of the catastrophic events in Japan this year’s visit ...
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Sunday March 27, 2011
Teenage girl jailed in stabbing case
Portland police arrested 19-year-old Tiffany Ray in the Saturday stabbing of a man at an East Burnside Street Max station. She was charged with assault in the third degree and was placed into the Multnomah County Jail. The victim has not been positively identified in the stabbing at the Burnside Street Max station platform. His injuries don't appear to be life threatening. A male suspect des ...
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Saturday March 26, 2011
Vernonia Man Faces Child Sex Abuse Charges
A 62-year-old Vernonia-area man has been jailed and charged with 29 counts of sexual crimes involving children. Columbia County Sheriff's Deputies took Richard Courtney into custody without incident today while serving a search warrant and arrest warrant at his residence. Deputies and federal agents have been conducting a 10-month-long investigation for Richard Courtney that began last June af ...
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Saturday March 26, 2011
Duffel Bag Thief Who Called Police For Ride Gets 30 days
WEST LINN, Oregon - The woman who called 9.1.1 after she committed a crime pleaded guilty last month to burglary. Zannish Frazier sentenced to 30 days in jail. Frazier called West Linn police in December to tell them she was stranded after her boyfriend kicked her out of their apartment and that she needed help, needed a ride. Police soon discovered Frazier had a warrant for her arrest and t ...
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Saturday March 26, 2011
Police: Man wounded after gang shooting
GRESHAM, Oregon - Last night a man was wounded after being shot in the armat an apartment complex in Gresham. Just before 0:30 gunshots rang out in the parking lot of the appartments in the 16400 block of Northeast Glisan. police say the 18-year-old man who was shot is also a suspected gang member. They are still looking for the person with the gun. The victim was taken to a hospital. ...
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Saturday March 26, 2011
Man arrested after standoff with State Police SWAT team
A standoff with the Oregon State Police SWAT team in Baker City ended a 15-hour encounter Wednesday morning when a suspect was arrested and placed into the Baker County Jail today. 42-year-old Donald Huff was first taken to St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City and treated before being jailed. Huff is being held on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, recklessly endangering another per ...
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Friday March 25, 2011
Klamath Falls Man Arrested for Sex Abuse of Juvenile Female
An Oregon State Police (OSP) investigation led to the arrest Thursday of a 61-year old Klamath Falls-area man on sex crime offenses related to the alleged sex abuse of a 13-year old girl. On March 23, 2011 information was obtained by an OSP trooper that the victim had been sexually abused by a known suspect identified as TERRY WOODFORK, age 61. The investigation led to WOODFORK's arrest on Mar ...
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Friday March 25, 2011
Miss Teen Earth United States visits the Better Living Home and Garden show
Miss Teen Earth United States 2010, Siria Bojorquez, will be coming to Portland Oregon as a special guest of the Better Living Home and Garden show. The eco-friendly environmentally green event will run from March 25-27, 2011 at the Portland Expo Center. On August 4th she had the honor of being crowned Miss Teen Earth United States. Since this day she has continued doing as much as possible for ...
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Friday March 25, 2011
Man Dies While Trying To Revive Dead Wife
JOYCE, Washington - A man died Wednesday evening after he attempted to administer CPR to his wife’s after she collapsed. He called 9-1-1 to report his wife had a heart attack, but was found slumped over her body when medics and deputies arrived about eight minutes later. The woman was 59 and her husband was 60. Both died. The names of the couple have not been released until the officials ar ...
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Thursday March 24, 2011
Three men killed when freight train collides with van
LONGVIEW, Washington - Three employees of Burlington Northern Santa Fe were killed when a freight train struck their shuttle van on Wednesday. A fourth men was injured. "They had just completed their shift when their van was struck at a private rail crossing in the Longview area," said Burlington representative Gus Melonas. "They were taking the crew to the hotel in Vancouver." ...
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Wednesday March 23, 2011
Driver arrested for assaulting cyclist cop
PORTLAND, Oregon - Early Tuesday morning March 22, 2011, a Portland Police Sergeant was riding his bike to work on Northwest Cornell Road in Northwest Portland when a man drove his care along side of the officer's bike, within inches of hitting him while riding. The driver, later identified as 68-year-old Larry Fornshell, passed Sergeant Santos and his bicycle and continued on. When both came t ...
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Wednesday March 23, 2011
Oregon gasoline price rises 3 cents a gallon
PORTLAND, Oregon - The good 'ol days of cheap gas has faded to an iconic image of days gone by. How long has it been since your tires were checked? And if they need air, you'll probably need some quarters because air cost these days. It's not a consumer world. It's all about the corporation, about the glut of a few more pennies to the big oil boys. And while you the consumer may feel like compl ...
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Wednesday March 23, 2011
Girl Scout cookies for soldiers stolen in Oregon
GRESHAM, Oregon - Some Oregon Girl Scouts are dipping into their allowances to replace stolen cookies for soldiers in Afghanistan. KPTV reports the girls from a troop in Gresham had collected five cases during their annual cookie sale. They were ready to go and sitting in troop mom Lisa Sablan's car last Friday when the car was stolen. When police found the car two days later, its stereo was ...
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Wednesday March 23, 2011
Marion County Tax Assessor Commits Suicide
SALEM, Oregon - Marion County tax assessor was discovered dead from what police say was a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Salem home last night, Marion County officials said. 54-year-old Richard Kreitzer was serving his second term as assessor. A friend called police just after 6 PM yesterday. The friend said he talked with Kreitzer earlier in the evening and became concerned when he couldn ...
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