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Tuesday March 1, 2011
Wife killer gets 10 years in copped plea deal
SPRINGFIELD, Oregon - After a grand jury indicted him for killing his wife, William Wiggins changed his plea to guilty of manslaughter so as to face 10 years in prison instead of 25 years to life. Wiggins told police that his wife, in her early 60's, drowned in her hot tub but charged him with murder five months later. Police say Wiggins could have gotten away with murder if they had not s ...
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Monday February 28, 2011
Storm plows into NW with rain, snow and downed trees
SALEM - Heavy rains with strong winds caused massive damage to trees around the Pacific Northwest. A large tree in Salem crushed cars and damaged buildings and cold air brought heavy snow to upper elevations. This morning snow was reported in Longview, Clatskanie, and Southwest Portland. Trees felled by high 30 mpg winds in Portland knocked out power to 4,000 customers. No injuries were repor ...
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Monday February 28, 2011
Flares and scrap cars burn as  Firefighters fight cold and fire
Firefighters fought a large fire, which began in a Portland scrap yard Sunday morning. Twenty cars and piles of debris broke into heavy blazes at American Compost & Recycling on Columbia Blvd. Firefighters used aerial ladders and poured water over the blazes. Flares shot high into the air before they were finally able to put out the flames. The main problem was reaching the vehicles in the p ...
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Sunday February 27, 2011
Grown man arrested after joy ride to Newberg
NEWBERG, Oregon - 32-year-old Matthew Tuftee from Wilsonville was arrested after he stole a car from the Toyota-Scion dealership in Wilsonville last night. Tuftee hot-rodded the car on an apparent test-drive and drove to Newberg. He avoided police by driving through neighborhood backyards before turning himself over to Newberg police where he was arrested and lodged in the Yamhill County Jail i ...
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Saturday February 26, 2011
Missing Vancouver couple found safe after 5-days Snowbound
VANCOUVER, Washington - A Vancouver couple missing since the beginning of the week were found alive yesterday. John and Patricia Norvell, both 63, were found stuck in the snow near Cougar, 50 miles northeast of their home in Vancouver. The Norvells turned their car engine on and off intermittently, until it ran out of gas Friday. They had water and a few snacks, but insulin, which both requi ...
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Friday February 25, 2011
Crime Spree Trial Date Set For Portland Man
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) - A Portland man accused of attempting to kill a Louisiana State Trooper has a trial date set for August 8 by Bossier Parish Judge Parker Self. 33-year-old Adam Trent Jackson of Portland will be taken to court August 8 to face charges that he was involved in a cross-country crime. Jackson and accomplice Misty Caudill are accused of theft of mail from residential mailb ...
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Friday February 25, 2011
Oregon Considering Big Fines For Child Sex Convictions
SALEM, Oregon - Lawmakers in Oregon are considering a bill to fine people having sex with anyone under 18. The $20,000 fine would be imposed for defendants who now will understand they cannot argue that they didn't know the prostitute was a minor. The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold hearings today. ...
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Thursday February 24, 2011
Pressure For Congressman Wu To Resign Increases
SALEM, Oregon - A photo of Democratic Representative David Wu wearing a tiger costume and other unusual revelations about his mental health are increasing pressure on the seven-term Oregon Democrat to resign. Wu issued a strong statement saying he will not resign. His tenacity comes in the face of negative statements and newspaper editorials calling for him to resign. Wu admitted to sending ...
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Thursday February 24, 2011
Vacation For Kids As Heavy Snow Hits Pacific Northwest
PORTLAND, Ore. – Late February snow blanketed the Northwest closing schools and fulfilling wishes of children. There were no major problems on highways and freeways, except for spinouts and lots of sliding and shoveling. The National Weather Service says to expect a total of around 3 inches of snow today; more snow should fall in the late afternoon or evening. The heavy snow began early t ...
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Wednesday February 23, 2011
Snow Still Expected Thursday
PORTLAND, Oregon - The snow expected today didn't quite come off as some had hoped. However, it's still in the forecast for tomorrow. The snow should fall heavily at times and stick in low valley levels, which means just about everywhere. The snow should begin late tonight, and continue until about 10 p.m. and then, as heavy cold air from the north flows into the valley, heavy snow is expected ...
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Tuesday February 22, 2011
Oregon Congressman Wu Talks Of His Erratic Behavior
PORTLAND, Oregon - Congressman David Wu responded today for the first time to reports of erratic behavior last November. Wu's staffers asked him to get a mental health evaluation because of bizarre emails he sent to them. Some of his aides attempted an intervention and looked into psychiatric care for the Congressman. Staffers and The Oregonian have charged Wu with "belligerent" remarks to D ...
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Tuesday February 22, 2011
Seattle hostages killed by Somali pirates
SEATTLE, Washington – Four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates off East Africa were shot and killed by their captors Tuesday, the U.S. military said, marking the first time U.S. citizens have been killed in a wave of pirate attacks plaguing the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean for years. U.S. naval forces who were trailing the Americans' captured yacht with four warships quickly boarded ...
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Monday February 21, 2011
Father Arrested For Killing Son
SWEET HOME, Oregon - Jerry Ray Milligan from Sweet Home, was arrested in the shooting death of his son, Jerry Tyler Milligan. Police indicate Milligan's neighbor said Milligan asked her to call 911 because he had just shot is son. When officers arrived, they found the son, Jerry Milligan dead from a gunshot wound. There are no further details as to the motive for the shooting. ...
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Monday February 21, 2011
Snowboarder Rescued On Mount Hood
GOVERNMENT CAMP, Oregon -- 27-year-old snowboarder Brantley Acree who had been lost on Mount Hood since Sunday was rescued today. Acree, born in Virginia, was found on Mt. Hood's west side by a helicopter team from the Oregon Army National Guard. He was airlifted to safety at 11 a.m. this morning Sheriff's office spokesman Jim Strovink, said Acree used his cell phone to call a friend for hel ...
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Monday February 21, 2011
Rally For Education Gatthers In Salem

SALEM, Oregon - Close to a thousand people stood cold weather in Oregon' Capitol today requesting Legislators to improve Oregon's educational system.

The mid-day rally was organized by the "Stand for Children" organization. Their website theme is "use the power of grassroots action to help all children get the excellent public education and strong support they need t ...

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Monday February 21, 2011
Newberg Residents Woke To An Explosion, Black Smoke, Fire, Polution
"I heard a loud boom that shook the house and saw a red glow light up the inside of the house through the window", said 86-year old Bonnie Benedict who lives next to the substation at 600 4th street. "I ran to look out the window and saw black smoke and fire coming from the (PG&E) site. And soon there were fire trucks, lots of lights, and sirens." Benedict said she saw the same thing happen at ...
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Sunday February 20, 2011
Desiree Young Renews Effort To Find Son
ROSEBURG, Oregon - Kyron Horman's mother Desiree Young says she is renewing her efforts to find her son. It's been over eight months since Kyron disappeared, the mother of Kyron Horman launched a new effort in the community of Roseburg, where Kyron’s stepmother Terri Moulton- Horman is believed to be living with her parents. "Our mission here today is really simple," said Young. "We love Kyron, ...
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Saturday February 19, 2011
Prineville Boy Arresed For Rape Of 16-Year-old Girl
PRINEVILLE, Oregon - An 18-year-old boy was arrested and charged with raping and assaulting 16-year-old girl in Prineville. Crook County sheriff’s office said a 16-year-old girl contacted them to say she had been raped at home and identified the young man as 18-year-old Logan Wesley Jansson of Prineville. According to police, Jansson and the girl had been acquaintances, nothing more. Jans ...
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Saturday February 19, 2011
Former Beaverton Teacher On Lam From Interpol
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Inerpol and the U.S. Marchalls office is hunting for a former Beaverton School District teacher for 30 counts of child pornography. Police are seeking 35-year-old Logan Storm who they believe is overseas, possibly in Ireland. They found lewd photographs of nude children on his computer. His last known addresses was on Emerson Street in North Portland. There was a different ...
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Saturday February 19, 2011
Large Area In Newberg Contaminated With PCB's After Substation Explosion
NEWBERG — Circuit breaker oil containing PCB contaminates was blown over ten square blocks near downtown Newberg this morning. Residents say they are alarmed and angry nothing more is being done. The oil-based circuit breaker apparently blew after an explosion with dense black smoke and fire erupted at the PG&E 115,000 vol ...
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Saturday February 19, 2011
Port Orchard Pastor Charged With Raping 12-Year-Old Girl
32-year-old Pastor Dirk P. Jackson was arrested Wednesday morning at his home in Port Orchard, charged with two counts of second-degree child rape. On November 19, 2010, a woman claimed Jackson had repeatedly sexually assaulted her between 2002 and 2003 when she was 12 and 13-years-old and when Jackson was 19 to 21 years-old. She was a student in Jackson’s sixth-grade class at Manchester Christ ...
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Friday February 18, 2011
President Obama scheduled to name Intel CEO Otellini to Council on Jobs panel
Hillsboro, Oregon - Today President Obama will name Intel CEO Paul Otellini to his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Otellini has been a critic of Obama's economic policies but will now serve as an economic advisor. The announcement is scheduled to come when Obama tours Intel's semiconductor facility in Hillsboro, similar to GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt's move to head the President's Council on J ...
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Thursday February 17, 2011
Couple accused of shoplifting $5 million from Safeway
PORTLAND -- A woman and man have been accused of theft from Safeway stores of at least $5 million. Police say the theft spans several years in Clackamas and Multnomah counties. In October Fairview police detained the couple with a large amount of items they believed to have been stolen from five separate Safeway stores. Police arrested Angela Rose Evans, 32, and Richard Lavern Remington, 52. T ...
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Wednesday February 16, 2011
Three people hurt, one seriously in six-car crash on interstate 5
Interstate 5 was effectively closed after six-car littered debris over the highway Salem. The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. north of Portland Road NE. An Envoy SUV was moving north on I5 and crossed the earth median and hit an oncoming car. The car first hit a small Volkswagen car, badly damaging it. Several other vehicles were also damaged. From the SUV 56-year old Gary Teeter and ...
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Wednesday February 16, 2011
K-9 comic-book star gets top billing at Bilquist Elementary
During a special assembly on Thursday, Feb. 17, students at Bilquist Elementary will learn about K-9 deputies "Mik & Nero" -- who teach kids about road safety, saying "no" to abuse, and the dangers of drugs and drinking and driving. The dogs are cartoon characters -- based on real Sheriff's Office canine deputies Mik and Nero -- and they appear in five action-packed crime-prevention comic and a ...
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Wednesday February 16, 2011
Early Morning Snow Covers Much Of Portland, Vancouver.
PORTLAND, Oregon- Early morning snow fell and stuck in the Portland area. Many primary remain open and clear. Higher elevation areas and a few rural locations have snow falling and staying in place. Forcast: This Afternoon: Snow showers likely. Some thunder is also possible. Snow level 200 feet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. South southwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation ...
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Wednesday February 16, 2011
An infant who recently returned from India with his family has been diagnosed with measles, a serious disease that can lead to pneumonia and encephalitis, an inflammation and swelling of the brain. The health department said the baby was taken Evergreen Pediatrics and Southwest Medical Center outpatient laboratory. Health officials say people who visited Evergreen Pediatrics in Vancouver on ...
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Tuesday February 15, 2011
Police Report on Man Dying In Front Of Portland Adventist Hospital
Update: Police have now determined that based on information from a witness, Birgilio Marin-Fuentes crashed into a support beam near the hospital around 12:27 a.m. A bystander Intercepted Officer Angela Luty who was on her way out of the emergency on different business. Police said she immediately called dispatch for help from other officers. A couple minutes later, Officer Luty began CPR on ...
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Tuesday February 15, 2011
Mother and son who's brothers died in fire upgraded to serious
A toddler whose mother dropped him from a burning upstairs aprtment unit was upgraded from critical to serious condition, hospital officials said. Flames blocked an exit trapping three boys and their 24-year-old mother, Kimberly Hasty. It was a heartbreaking tragedy that occurred Saturday morning (Feb. 12) when a deadly fire erupted in an Oak Grove apartment -- killing two young brothers an ...
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Tuesday February 15, 2011
Woman Attacked, Molested by Man in Beaaverton
On Monday, February 14, 2011, at about 7:15 pm, Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a stranger attack near the Raccoon Lodge, 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway in the community of Raleigh Hills. The adult female victim told deputies she was walking south from the bus stop located in front of the Raccoon Lodge toward SW Scholls Ferry Road. She was walking behind the ...
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