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Saturday March 12, 2011
Oregonians panic, rush stores for iodine as nuclear meltdown looms in Japan
As the possibility of a nuclear core meltdown in Japan turns from possible to what some are now calling "a probability", many people are beginning to panic, including Oregonians. Supermarkets, Pharmacies, and Drug Stores are reporting a huge rush of customers asking to buy iodine tablets in the form of Potassium Iodide as an anti-radiation cure. Safeway, Rite Aid, Fred Meyer, major drug stores, ...
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Saturday March 12, 2011
Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 26 west of Government Camp
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's two vehicle head-on crash west of Government Camp that resulted in the death of one man and serious injuries to another. The names of both drivers are being released in this update. According to OSP Sergeant Luke Schwartz, on March 10, 2011 at approximately 12:07 p.m. a 2001 Toyota Camry four-door dri ...
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Saturday March 12, 2011
Sister and Brother escape tsunami on Oregon Coast
GOLD BEACH, Oregon - A brother and sister camping at the southern Oregon coast nearly found themselves unknowing victims of Friday's tsunami surges when they became caught by the surf while walking along the beach near Pistol River in Curry County. The two people were camping in the area with friends and said they were unaware of the events in Japan or that a tsunami warning was in place along the ...
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Saturday March 12, 2011
Owners of electrocuted dog seek $60,000 in damages
SEATTLE -- The owners of a dog electrocuted on a Seattle utility cover last year have filed a claim against the city for $60,000 in damages, blaming it for failing to ensure that the electrical system in the area was safe. Owners Lisa McKibbin and Nancy Bostdorff mailed their claim Friday. Their lawyer, Adam Karp, said their dog, Sammy, a 6-year-old German shorthaired pointer, was a beloved me ...
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Friday March 11, 2011
Oregon Coast Tsunami Warning Downgraded To Advisory
SEASIDE, Oregon - The tsunami warning for Oregon and Washington earlier this morning was downgraded to a simple advisory. Police along the coast advised people to remain cautious on the beach at all times and to watch for rising waves. The National Weather Service announcements suggest a return to standard activity. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said all state parks are reopenin ...
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Friday March 11, 2011
Oregon coast receives mild tsunami waves

NEWPORT, Oregon - The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in at least 100 years unleashed walls of water today that swept across rice fields, engulfed towns, dragged houses onto highways, tossed cars and boats like toys, apparently killing hundreds and forcing the evacuations of tens of thousands, and is now on its way to the Oregon coast.

Geophysicist Gerard Fryer at the Pacific Tsun ...

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Thursday March 10, 2011
Albany Police Arrest Youth Pastor For Luring A Minor
Albany Police arrested 24-year-old Sean Peter Feltman for Luring a Minor. Feltman is currently a youth pastor at the Willamette Community Church in Albany. Police took Feltman into custody without incident on Friday, March 4th. He was later indicted by a Linn County grand jury. Parents of the 14-year-old alledged victim said their daughter was told the assault was sexually explicit. The i ...
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Thursday March 10, 2011
Body of missing OSU Student found near Deschutes River
BEND, Oregon - Wednesday, a search and Rescue team found the body of 26-year-old Carly Phillips from Bend in the Deschutes River at the lower end of Benham Falls. Police say Phillips left for the Deschutes River area about 2 pm Tuesday to run errands. A Bend family member found her car Tuesday evening in a parking area at the falls. Apparently Phillips had moved to Bend from Montana to live ...
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Wednesday March 9, 2011
18-Year-Old Boy Killed in Motorcycle Crash
"I did not know Mark, but his death has greatly affected my life," writes Kati Neal Verburg. "I felt pain- a very deep sense of pain, on behalf of those who love him, those whose lives will change because of the tragic accident. I cried on their behalf, grieving at the senselessness of such a loss- a young man sitting on the very brink of his life. And I hurt at how his day had gone from wonderful ...
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Wednesday March 9, 2011
Cave Junction men arrested in drug seizure of Over 250 lbs. of Marijuana
An investigation by the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team Monday led to a search warrant being served in Cave Junction and the arrest of two people on multiple marijuana-related charges. Over 250 pounds of processed marijuana worth more than a half million dollars and other evidence was seized. On March 7, 2011 at approximately 1:30 p.m. an ongoing investigation led RADE detectives to ar ...
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Wednesday March 9, 2011
Suspect Apprehendded After Attempting to Elude Police
LAKE OSWEGO - On Tuesday, Lake Oswego police arrested a man who led patrol officers on a long car chase through West Linn. It ended when the suspect's car burst into flames on I5. A Lake Oswego police officer attempted to stop a reckless driver at 11:24 p.m. in the area of Country Club Road and Knaus Road. The driver, later identified as Jeffrey Michael Giroux, age 45, immediately attempted to ...
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Wednesday March 9, 2011
Droopy Drawers Bandit Surrenders to Salem Police
Kevin Anderson, 21 years of age, of Salem, turned himself in to Salem Police late yesterday for a burglary he had committed in the early morning hours of March 3rd at 2096 State St. Anderson had been dubbed the "Droopy Drawers Bandit" because video surveillance had showed his pants nearly fell off during the crime. Anderson is accused of using a car door to smash a hole in the front door of th ...
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Wednesday March 9, 2011
Huge heroin trafficking bust nabs 22 suspects
Twenty-Two people were arrested for allegedly trafficking heroin in Marion, Clackamas and Polk Counties. Oregon attorney general’s office said the suspects weren’t caught with the heroin but believe they were involved in trafficking a large quantity of the drug. "These cases are very complicated," said Oregon Attorney General John Kroger. "These drug trafficking organizations are very secr ...
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Tuesday March 8, 2011
Portland Police Arrest Tresspasser who called 9-1-1
On Monday evening, March 7, 2011, at about 7 PM, Portland Police responded to a residence in the 2700 block of Southwest Rutland Terrace after a subject called 9-1-1 to report that he just broke into the residence and that the owner arrived home. The caller told 9-1-1 that he was concerned that the homeowner might have a gun. The homeowner arrived home and found the suspect inside the house an ...
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Tuesday March 8, 2011
School Bus and Truck Crash Near Gaston
GASTON, Oregon - Ten students and the bus driver suffered minor injuries this morning after their Gaston School District bus was hit by a large truck pulling a trailer. Highway 47 was temporarily shut down near Gaston this morning at about 7:30. The bus with students on board was stopped in a southbound lane so a student could board the bus. State Troopers say the driver of the truck came a ...
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Tuesday March 8, 2011
Kelso man killed by SWAT team
KELSO - A man was shot dead by a SWAT officer after the suicidal man reportedly pointed a gun at police last evening. Police say they were called to a Kelso home in the 1200 block of South 3rd Street at about 11:30 because of a report of man with a gun. Officers say they attempted to talk to the man but he refused. A SWAT team took over at the scene. The man reportedly said he was "distra ...
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Monday March 7, 2011
Portland police release names of officers shot in SE portland
Portland Police Bulletin: On Sunday March 6, 2011, at approximately 9:15 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to a residence in the 3300 block of Southeast 10th Avenue on the report of a distraught, suicidal 61-year-old man. The caller, 55-year-old Mari Kennedy, told the the 9-1-1 calltaker that her fianc? Ralph Turner was yelling that he didn't want to live and that he was alone at the loc ...
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Sunday March 6, 2011
Portland police release statement in regard to SE portland shooting
Portland police issued the following press release about the shooting: This morning, Sunday March 6, 2011, at approximately 9:15 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to a residence in the 3300 block of Southeast 10th Avenue on the report of a distraught, suicidal 61-year-old man. Central Precinct officers arrived in the area and received additional information that the man might have gu ...
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Sunday March 6, 2011
Two police officers injured by gunshots in SE Portland
PORTLAND – Police were called to the 3300 block of Southeast 10th Avenue with a report of a man threatening to take an overdose of pills. Police say the responding officer was wounded after the suspect allegedly shot through a door and injured the officer with wood splinters and possible shrapnel. Another 13-year veteran police officer arrived on the scene a quarter hour later. He was shot i ...
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Saturday March 5, 2011
PCB Level Report Arrives for Newberg after substation fire and explosion
Newberg residents have finally received the EPA report on PCB contamination caused by a Newberg PG&E substation fire and subsequent explosion on Howard Street around 6:30 AM Saturday, February 19, 2011. The report indicates only very low-levels of PCB contamination were present after the explosion, and that ...
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Friday March 4, 2011
Tonya Harding Gives Birth To Baby Boy
For the first time in her life and at the age of 40, Tonya Harding is a mother. The baby boy was born last Saturday. Tonya's husband and father of the boy, 42-year-old Joseph Jens Price, was at her side. An unconfirmed reports says a friend of Tonya Harding, Linda Lewis confirmed the report. Another friend, Ron Horn is quoted saying that that everyone in the family is healthy and happy. ...
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Friday March 4, 2011
Woman and son escape alleged kidnapper
DUNDEE, Oregon - A woman and her 13-year-old son escaped from a man police say tried to kidnap them Thursday morning after they had completed a morning jog. Newberg-Dundee Police Department representative Capt. Jeff Kosmicki said the incident occurred in Dundee near the 1100 block of Southeast Ash Street. The man drove his blue, 1973 Chevy pickup alongside a woman and child and offered them a r ...
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Friday March 4, 2011
Fatal Crash Shuts Down Highway 30
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man was killed when the car he was driving on highway 30 crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into a dump truck this morning. Northbound lanes were closed between Cornelius Pass Road and Rocky Point Road. DOT says traffic will be routed onto Cornelius Pass Rd. until later this morning. The accident happened near Sauvie Island. The driver of the dump truck suffered ...
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Friday March 4, 2011
Newport student arrested for exposing himself to 3 teen girls
NEWPORT - 18-year-old high school student Dylan Donovan was arrested by Newport police after three teenage girls accused him of sexually exposing himself Wednesday. The incident happened during a classroom assignment at the Carolyn Brown School inside the Yaquina View building. The Carolyn Brown School is an alternative school for Newport High School. Newport Police Sgt. Ken Real said students ...
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Thursday March 3, 2011
Portland Police Seek Missing Medically Endangered Man
Detectives from the Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help to locate 44-year-old Scott Bonawitz, who went missing from his Southeast Portland residence, and who is believed to be in immediate medical danger. Bonawitz was last seen by friends at about 8:30 a.m. this morning, February 28, 2011, walking in the area of Southeast 13th Avenue, in the Sellwood ...
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Thursday March 3, 2011
Portland Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect
Portland Police Robbery Detectives have arrested 19-year-old Dylan Paul Smith of Northeast Portland in connection with a string of Northeast Portland armed robberies. Smith was arrested yesterday, March 1, 2011, at approximately 9:30 p.m. at a residence in the 5700 block of Northeast 31st Avenue, and booked into the Multnomah County Jail early this morning on four counts of Robbery in the Firs ...
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Thursday March 3, 2011
Portland students ready for IPAD 2
PORTLAND, Oregon - Students at the Lewis Elementary in Southeast Portland are some of the first Portland students doing much of their reading on iPads. They are the first in the Portland school district to use iPads in the classroom in a new pilot program. The program is run by Bookbyte Digital in Salem. They provide iPads to the children and work with teachers to develop digital lessons to mee ...
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Thursday March 3, 2011
Clark Co. officials investigating second case of measles
Vancouver - Clark County Public Health officials are investigating a second case of measles in a school-aged child. The child was exposed two weeks ago at the same medical facility that the first case visited following a trip to India. This second case, unrelated to the first case, was unvaccinated when exposed. Health officials are urging persons who may have been exposed and who are unvaccinate ...
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Thursday March 3, 2011
Hillsboro man kills son then turns gun on himself
HILLSBORO — Hillsboro police are investigating a murder-suicide where a 54-year-old man shot and killed his 6-year-old son then killed himself. Hillsboro police found the bodies this afternoon behind a church. There is no apparent motive at this time. The names of the father and his son have not been released pending notification to relatives. Washington County sheriff's officers and Hillsb ...
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Tuesday March 1, 2011
Woman who faked acid burns appears in court
VANCOUVER, Washington - The woman who admitted faking acid being tossed into her face, appeared in court today and asked for her trial to be postponed. On August 30, 2010, Storro told police a stranger had tossed acid into her face, leaving her with severe burns and scars. Police detectives were doubtful of her claims. They felt her claims didn't make much sense because her burns appeared t ...
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