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Monday February 14, 2011
4.3 magnitude earthquakes shakes Mount St. Helens area
MOUNT ST. HELENS, Washington - Mount St. Helens area shook this morning as two small quakes struck the area. A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck at 10:35 a.m. The quake was centered 6 miles northwest of Mount St. Helens. The quake was first measured at 3.3 in magnitude, and later upgraded to 4.3. Two minutes later, a magnitude 2.5 earthquake hit the same location. At 11:35 a.m., a 2.3 quake oc ...
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Monday February 14, 2011
Esperanza Spalding from Portland wins Best New Artist at Grammy Awards
At the Grammy's, Portland's own young beauty, 26-year old Esperanza Spalding was named best new artist, beating out Justin Beieber, Drake, Mumford & Sons, and Florence + The Machine. Her latest album, Chamber Music Society, sold 31,000 copies but could now climb to Gold. Backstage, Usher diplomatically answered questions about Esperanza. And Bieber, who jumped atop Usher's back as he spoke t ...
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Sunday February 13, 2011
Keizer man speeding at 118 mph making YouTube video
SALEM, Oregon - A police officer pulled over a black BMW racing through traffic at down Interstate 5 at 118 mph. He told the sheriff he was making a video to post on YouTube. 30-year old Stanislav Bakanov of Keizer, admitted to police that he was going between 90 and 100 mph in his BMW but the sheriff's office said he was going much faster than that. They also said the conditions on the road we ...
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Saturday February 12, 2011
Narcotics Detectives make Heroin Bust in Tigard
A Washington County drug arrest netted young men on Thursday in the Tigard area. Investigators from the WIN team (Police Departments of Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard) arrested two men on heroin charges. During the ongoing investigation, detectives were able to observe a drug transaction between the two. Sheriff's Deputies stopped the suspect's cars and they were eventually arrested. On Thursd ...
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Friday February 11, 2011
Update: Police Report on Man Dying In Front Of Portland Adventist Hospital
Update A man suffering a heart attack who crashed his car within sight of Portland Adventist Hospital was forced to wait for an ambulance because of hospital policy, Portland police said. Birgilio Marin-Fuentes, 61, died shortly afterwards from cardiac complications. He had driven to Portland Adventist Medical Center shortly a ...
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Friday February 11, 2011
Tonya Harding is pregnant, her first baby on the way
Skating champion Tonya Harding is pregnant and "super excited" it's a boy. Yes, Tonya is going to be a mother. She's now 40, married, and wants to get on with her life. We just hope the world will leaver her alone and let her do so, let her be happily married, and enjoy motherhood. Her husband Joseph Price is happy, and even more excited it's a boy. Of course, Tonya is best known as Oregon' ...
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Friday February 11, 2011
Obama coming to Oregon
HILLSBORO, Oregon - President Barack Obama will visit Oregon's Intel campus in Hillsboro a week from today, on Friday. Obama plans to tour the Intel and meet their CEO Paul Otellini. He'll also review Intel's education programs and efforts to prepare children for high-tech jobs. "In his State of the Union, President Obama outlined a plan for winning the future by preparing our children to ...
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Thursday February 10, 2011
Oregon Gymnastics Coach Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography
On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, Washington County detectives served a search warrant at the residence of Jeremy Brandon Waldridge located at 21873 SW Regal Court in Aloha. Waldridge has been the focus of a child pornography investigation led by INTERCEPT, since they received information that he was downloading explicit child pornography from the Internet. Detectives became concerned after they ...
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Wednesday February 9, 2011
Chief Ralph Painter killer to be sent to Oregon State Hospital
ST. HELENS, Ore. – Columbia County judge is sending the man accused of killing Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter to the Oregon State Mental hospital for mental evaluation. This followed after the defense attorney said they believe defendant Daniel A. Butts may be psychotic or schizophrenic, or both. The order was issued this afternoon during a hearing at the Columbia County Jail. Butts is accu ...
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Wednesday February 9, 2011
Eighth grader suspended after video recording girls in locker room
ST. PAUL, Oregon - A 14-year-old boy has been accused of planting a hidden cell phone camera in a high school locker room used by girls in St Paul, a small town few miles south of Newberg, Oregon. Police say the eighth grade boy used a hidden iTouch device, similar to an iPhone to video record girls in the high school locker room. Superintendent Sid Hobgood said the boy shared the videos with ...
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Wednesday February 9, 2011
Thre separate fires set on NE Portland man's home
PORTLAND, Oregon – Portland homeowner Patrick Cox says he’s now even more worried and afraid after three separate several fires were started on his property in the last half year. He said he rarely leaves his home after finding a duffel bag full of rags soaked in paint thinner on his front porch. "I'm very paranoid. I'm very anxious now," Cox said. "I don't venture out much at night. If I d ...
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Tuesday February 8, 2011
 Plaid Pantry Robbed In Southeast Portland
The Portland Police Bureau is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a robbery suspect from Southwest Portland. On November 25, 2010 at approximately 5:19 a.m., a suspect walked into the Plaid Pantry, located at 950 Southwest Mill Street, and robbed the clerk at knife point. The suspect got an undisclosed amount of money and fled the area on foot. The suspect was caught on
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Tuesday February 8, 2011
Portland Police Investigate 8-Year-Old Boy Hit By Car In North Portland
This morning, Tuesday February 8, 2011, at approximately 7:50 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the intersection of North Lombard Street and North Richmond Avenue on the report of a child struck by a car. Officers and medical personnel arrived and learned that the 10-year-old male was struck by a car as he ran across the street. Medical personnel transported the child to an area hospital ...
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Monday February 7, 2011
Rare Gray Whale Reaches Oregon Coast
NEWPORT, Oregon - A highly endangered whale that spends summers off Russia has moved into waters off the Oregon coast. The 13-year-old, male western Pacific gray whale, dubbed "Flex," is giving U.S. and Russian researchers insight into where the rare whales may spend winters. Less than 200 western Pacific gray whales remain. the stock distinct from eastern gray whales that spend summers feed ...
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Monday February 7, 2011
Body of Eugene teen found after two drown near Yachats
YACHATS, Oregon – Two teenage boys drowned in the surf at Smelt Sands State Park. A rescue team recovered the body of 17-year-old Jack Harnsongkram Sunday morning. Harnsongkram was one of two Eugene teen boys drowned Saturday after they were swept into the Ocean at Smelt Sands State Park. The boys had been part of a group of teens near the Adobe Resort. Three of the boys fell into the water in ...
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Sunday February 6, 2011
21 year old female killed by 48 year old boyfriend
Police found a man and his girlfriend dead after a shooting in Northeast Portland early Friday morning. Investigators said it appeared that 48-year-old Larry Vernard Bell shot and killed his girlfriend, 21-year-old Heather Elaine Rogers, then turned the gun on himself in apartment # 1 in the 15800 block of NE Sandy Boulevard. Bell and Rogers also worked together at a Portland-area adult ente ...
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Sunday February 6, 2011
Gov. John Kitzhaber proposes tax breaks to create jobs
SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Gov. John Kitzhaber's budget plan awards tens of millions of dollars' worth of new tax breaks that he hopes will pay off in new economic activity and job creation. The Democratic governor so far has proposed to soften the tax hit on certain investment income, expand a tax credit that provides subsidies for movie and TV shoots in Oregon, and extend a scaled-back version of a b ...
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Friday February 4, 2011
Clackamas County looking for suspect in bedroom burglary
On Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at 9 a.m., a 63-year-old woman was asleep in the master bedroom of her home in unincorporated Milwaukie.

She heard a noise. At first, she thought the family cat was being rambunctious. She opened her eyes -- and was shocked to see an intruder standing in her bedroom, rummaging through her jewelry box.

The victim, Sandi Duvall, scream ...
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Friday February 4, 2011
High School wrestler collapses and dies
PORTLAND, Oregon - 17-year-old junior Charley Engelfried, a student and wrestler at Dallas High School, collapsed and died after a match at Silverton High School at last night. Engelfried had just pinned his opponent and shook his coach’s hand but despite efforts to revive him, he was pronounced dead at a Silverton hospital. Engelfried was known as a "gentle bear" with a wonderful sense of ...
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Friday February 4, 2011
Sighting of David Durham turns up empty
WALDPORT, Oregon - Police were put on alert Wednesday when they received a credible-sounding report that the man suspected in the shooting of a Lincoln City police officer was sighted near Medford. Police searched the woods and beaches in the Waldport area on horseback, foot, and ATVs but found clues, at least none they are sharing. A witness phoned 9-1-1 when she believed she spotted fugit ...
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Thursday February 3, 2011
Portland High School Girl Sexually assaulted Near David Douglas High School
A high school girl was forced into a car then sexually assaulted in the 1000 block of Southeast 135th Avenue, near David Douglas High School. The incident occured on January 21 at approximately 12:40 p.m. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 19-21 years old, with a thin muscular build, and short dark hair. The suspect vehicle is a newer black 4-door car with tinted windo ...
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Thursday February 3, 2011
Portland Police Arrest Third Murder Suspect In Death Of Robert Williams
Last night, Wednesday February 2, 2011, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Portland Police detectives, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal's Oregon Fugitive Task Force, arrested 33-year-old Anthony Lee Benjamin of Northeast Portland in the 6300 block of Southeast 134th Avenue. Benjamin was charged with Murder and Robbery in the First Degree and is the third suspect arrested in connection with the dea ...
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Thursday February 3, 2011
Washington County Detectives Arrest Woman in Narcotics Raid
This morning, detectives from WIN served a search warrant in the community of Metzger. They seized small amounts of drugs and two stolen guns. A woman that neighbors had been complaining about was arrested. On Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at about 7:00 am, investigators from the Westside Interagency Narcotics Team (WIN) served a search warrant at 8611 SW Pine Street in the community of Metzger. T ...
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Thursday February 3, 2011
Happy ending in Happy Valley
A Happy Valley woman was excited to have an interior-remodeling project completed at her residence between Dec. 26, 2010 and Jan. 8, 2011. Unfortunately, this homeowner's excitement quickly vanished when she discovered the theft of her jewelry -- valued in excess of $5,000. However, the story has a happy ending -- the suspect was soon identified, all reportedly stolen and pawned jewelry was re ...
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Thursday February 3, 2011
Police ask for help to indentify alleged thief
WILSONVILLE, Oregon - Security camera video at an electronics store in Wilsonville shows a man stealing thousands of dollars worth of electronics with stolen cards. Police are asking for help to identify the man wearing grey pants and a grey, hooded sweatshirt. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office investigators say the man may have used stolen credit cards at other businesses around Portland a ...
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Wednesday February 2, 2011
FOUND: Missing hiking sisters in the Columbia Gorge
Update: Search teams have found the two lost sisters hiking in the Columbia Gorge. Leslie and Leesa Azar were found this afternoon in good condition. It is not yet known why the two women did not return to their vehicle as had been planned yesterday. Family members said the woman had called them by cell phone around 6 p.m. and said they were fine were heading back down the trail to their ...
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Wednesday February 2, 2011
Gresham police forced to kill 20-year war veteran
On January 31, Gresham police shot and killed 20-year veteran Anthony Leo McDowell after responding to a morning call from the man’s wife who said her husband was suicidal and armed with a gun. Before officers arrived at the 24000 block of Southeast Oak Street in Gresham, a relative had disarmed McDowell but he found another gun to confront police, this time with a rifle and scope. McDowell ...
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Wednesday February 2, 2011
TV News anchor with brain tumor will not give up
PORTLAND, Oregon - For 30 years Kathi Goertzen was a news anchor at ABC's KOMO-TV station in Seattle. She's scheduled for another round of surgery in an effort to abate the old tumor and perhaps help improve on her distorted features. Yesterday she released a letter discussing her ordeal with a brain tumor. "Hello my friends," Goertzen writes. "It's not easy sharing this picture. After 30 year ...
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Wednesday February 2, 2011
Two infant girls die in eastern Oregon fire
MILTON-FREEWATER, Oregon - 4-month-old Eva Wilson and 16-month-old Olivia Wilson died in a fire in Milton-Freewater in Eastern Oregon. The mobile home fire broke out in a back bedroom Tuesday morning. A former resident, Judy Divens, driving past the neighborhood, saw black smoke and joined an unidentified man to help rescue but were unable to get access before the flames kept them from gett ...
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Tuesday February 1, 2011
Police identify man in fatal hit-and-run
19-year-old Jake Montano has been named as a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run last week. Police recovered a black 1990 Honda Accord they believe was involved in the fatal incident. Police describe Montano as 6 feet, 170 pounds, with short dark hair and brown eyes, and with a large tattoo on the right side of his neck that says "Aaliyah." Michelle Singer, a sister of Morales Singer, had just ...
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