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Wednesday January 19, 2011
Fire hits Tualtin apartment complex, two units damaged
TUALATIN, Oregon - An early morning fire damaged two units of the Tualatin Heights apartment complex but no injuries were reported. Officials say an unidentified man went door-to-door at the apartments on Sagert Street demanding residents to evacuate. Additional residents were rescued as crews fought the flames. Two fire and rescue units soon extinguished the flames but have not yet deter ...
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Wednesday January 19, 2011
The woman who Governor Goldschmidt sexually abused when she was a teenager, has died
COMMENTARY PORTLAND, Oregon - The 49-year-old unidentified woman who former Oregon Governor Neil Goldschmidt admitted he had sexually abused, has died over the weekend in a Portland hospice. Her mother declined to identify the cause of death but said her daughter had been in the hospice for about five weeks. "She was a good person who suffered a great deal in her life," said her mother. "We’ ...
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Tuesday January 18, 2011
Senator Jeff Merkley says he has plan to Get Economy Back on Track
Portland, OR – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today visited the North Portland home of a family who is struggling to keep their home and unveiled his plan to address the ongoing foreclosure crisis and boost the nation’s troubled housing market. A range of economists have concluded that repairing the housing market is critical to adding jobs and accelerating the slow recovery. "We’re not going t ...
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Monday January 17, 2011
Actress Daryl Hannah rides along with Portland police
PORTLAND, Oregon Actress Daryl Hannah agreed to a ride-along with Portland police this weekend as police patrolled various strip clubs and areas known for prostitution. Hannah, an activist against child sex slavery, was in Portland for a weekend conference supporting activists against sex trafficking. Incredibly, she has said she's shocked to learn a majority of the girls in the strip clubs are ...
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Sunday January 16, 2011
Miss Oregon and Miss Washington were finalists for Miss America.
Seventeen year old Teresa Scanlan from Nebraska won the contest last night but in a first-ever twist for the Miss America contest, the contestants themselves picked two additional finalists, Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent and our Miss Oregon Stephenie Denise Steers. They both became one of 15 finalists for the Miss America Pageant televised last night. MISS OREGON:
Stephenie Steers, Miss ...
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Saturday January 15, 2011
Weekend rain raises concerns for flooding
PORTLAND, Oregon - Three inches of rain is expected in the Pacific Northwest and in general around the Portland area. A Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service beginning at 6 p.m. today (Saturday). The water in Johnson Creek yesterday was flowing rapidly. Expect a very wet weekend, especially Saturday evening through early Sunday morning. This means the "flood-prone" rive ...
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Saturday January 15, 2011
Keizer man kills wife because of an affair
KEIZER, Oregon - Peter John Zielinski told police he killed his wife because he suspected she was having an affair. Zielinski, 39, is charged with killing his 38-year-old wife Lisa Zielinski, shooting her in the head Wednesday. He told police he thought his wife was having an affair over the past two months and discovered text messages and e-mails of a romantic nature between his wife and anot ...
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Friday January 14, 2011
Man who raped infant gets 120 years
EUGENE, Oregon - An Oregon man was sentenced to a 120 year prison term for the rape and "sexual torture" of an infant boy. 37-year-old David James Woodworth of Eugene pleaded guilty last week to 20 charges which included sexual abuse, sodomy and using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct. In 2006, James Woodworth videotaped himself sodomizing the infant boy as he screamed in pai ...
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Friday January 14, 2011
Cowlitz County sheriff's deputy, 37, dies of heart attack
Cowlitz County Sheriff's Deputy Dave Anderson, 37, died of a heart attack as he was playing a game of pickup basketball at Mount Solo Middle School. Deputy Anderson was with the Sheriff's Department for three years, serving 10 years prior to that as a member of the corrections staff at Cowlitz County Jail. "Everyone around here is walking around pretty numb," Sheriff Mark Nelson said Friday ...
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Friday January 14, 2011
Oregon man sentenced to 25 years for sexually abusing girls
COOS BAY, Oregon - A Coos County Jury delivered multiple guilty verdicts against Clifford Leroy Davis Thursday for sexually abusing four girls between the ages of 10 and 14. Davis was arrested on suspicion of six counts of first degree sex abuse, one count of first degree attempted sex abuse and one count of first degree sodomy. The investigation began June 8 when sheriff investigators ident ...
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Thursday January 13, 2011
Mayor Sam Adams would like a new armory for staging area
Mayor Adams wants the Portland to once again look at turning the Jerome Sears United States Army Reserve Center into an equipment storage and staging area. The plans to convert the site into a mixed-income housing complex have previously fallen through because of a lack of city funds. Adams outlined his plans Tuesday night at a meeting of the Multnomah Neighborhood Association. He said the e ...
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Thursday January 13, 2011
Truck driver catches fire after lighting cigarette at gas station
KENNEWICK, Washington -A Kennewick, Washington man suffered serious burns yesterday after he fueled his truck then lit a cigarette at a gas station. Gas residue from his clothes caught fire just after Jeff Glenn just pulled away from the gas station. He then jumped out of his the truck, causing the truck to run off the road and hit a flag pole. ...
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Thursday January 13, 2011
Slide cuts off route 47 to Columbia County towns
NEAR MIST, Oregon - A landslide this morning northwest of Portland and north of Vernonia, closed the tiny town of Mist and cut off the main route to several Coast Range communities. Just south of the Washington Stae border, crews closed both lanes as cleanup began and no date was given for reopening the highway. Heavy rain and snow has fallen in the area in the last few days. Cut off wher ...
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Wednesday January 12, 2011
Salem police find 20 pounds marijuanna in man's car
SALEM - 31-year-old Michael Allen, of Sterling Heights, Mich has been arrested for possessing and distributing a controlled substance. A search of the car turned up two duffel bags in the trunk whiich had been stuffed with the marijuana. The suspect is now locked up in a Salem. Oregon State state police said a standard traffic violation led Trooper Eric Edelbrocka to stop a 2005 Volkswagen ...
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Wednesday January 12, 2011
New Panera Bread reopening Sunday for donations
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Sunday, January 16, a Panera Cares Cafe will open its doors at the existing 4143 Halsey Street Panera cafe in Northeast Portland. "The vision for the Panera Cares Cafe was to use Panera’s unique restaurant skills to address real societal needs and make a direct impact in communities," said Ron Shaich, Panera Bread’s co-founder and president of the Panera Bread Foundation ...
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Wednesday January 12, 2011
Nasty bowling ball causes sewage spill
MILWAUKIE, Oregon - A nasty bowling ball stuck in a manhole was apparently the cause of a sewage leak at the Miramonte Lodge Apartments at 12200 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd. The Clackamas County Water Environment Services tell us they're not sure how long the bowling ball had been stuck. Neighbors reported a problem on yesterday. Crews cleared the blockage, sewage leaks, and posted signs near the M ...
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Tuesday January 11, 2011
Ground beef recall includes meat sold in Oregon
One Great Burger manufacturer is recalling more than 200,000 pounds of ground beef products in Oregon after an inspection found them may be spoiled. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says products from One Great Burger were discolored and smelled wrong. The products were sold in 20 pound boxes of "Onegreat Hamburgers," with the item number 02044 and the establishment number 34575. The produ ...
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Monday January 10, 2011
Kitzhaber takes oath of office
John Kitzhaber took the oath of today for an unprecedented third term as the Governor of Oregon. Governors are limited to two consecutive terms in Oregon. But John Kitzhaber sought, and won, a third go-round after Ted Kulongoski's two terms were up. Kitzhaber once again has the power as Oregon faces a $3.5 billion deficit. The Democrat acknowledged the difficult days ahead during his inaugural ...
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Sunday January 9, 2011
Wrong Way driver collides with fuel truck
VANCOUVER – A 22 year old man was taken to a hospital today after the car he was a passenger in was hit by a fuel truck near downtown Vancouver. At 5:30 this morning the driver of the car and her passenger were traveling north on south-bound-only Washington Street. The car entered the intersection at West 15th Street and was struck by a commercial two-tank fuel truck traveling west on West 15t ...
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Sunday January 9, 2011
Amateur terrorist arrested in Newport after calling in bomb threat
NEWPORT, Oregon - 52-year-old Wayne Leroy Beeberger has been arrested in regard to a series of biochemical- and explosive-weapons threats which were called into the 911 service Saturday in Newport. Police in Newport responded to the bomb threat call and had this statement to release: "Over the next few hours the caller made threats that he had placed a shrapnel charge at Newport City Hall as ...
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Saturday January 8, 2011
City Council allocates money for Chief Ralph Painter memorial
RAINIER, Oregon - City councilors granted Mayor Jerry Cole authority to decide memorial plans for Police Chief Ralph Painter who was shot and killed Wednesday after a struggle with a man at a car stereo store. City Councilors will probably adopt a resolution to allow the mayor to act alone. The Council voted to spend up to $25,000 on Painter’s memorial and use $8,000 received in donations. ...
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Friday January 7, 2011
McMinnville fraternity house blown off foundation
McMINNVILLE, Oregon - A propane explosion at a Linfield College fraternity house dislodged doors and windows and blew one corner of the building off its foundation. No one was inside the Pi Kappa Alpha house at the time of the blast on Thursday and now the building has been declared unsafe to occupy. Aparently a propane heater was being used in the basement of the building, which was being r ...
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Thursday January 6, 2011
Rainier Police Chief killed by gunshot to the head
PORTLAND, Oregon - 21 year old Daniel Armaugh Butts is accused of killing Rainier police chief Ralph Painter. He was shot in the head on Wednesday during a struggle at a Rainier car stereo shop. The chief leaves behind a wife and seven children, the youngest being 7 years old. Police responded to The Sound Authority stereo store yesterday morning. Butts was able to get Painter's service weapon ...
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Thursday January 6, 2011
Dog Barks At Fire, Saves Home In Happy Valley
Updated on Feb11, 2011 with correct photos supplied by Oscar's Owner. HAPPY VALLEY, Oregon - Oscar is a cute Labradoodle who probably saved a home from burning to the ground yesterday. On Wednesday, January 5, at 12:48 p.m in Happy Valley, Oscar looked out a window to see a van on fire and began barking continuously. A neighbor came downstairs to find Oscar l ...
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Thursday January 6, 2011
Manslaughter Charge Filed After Bridge Crash
PORTLAND, Oregon - Second-degree manslaughter charges have been filed against a Portland man in connection with a crash that killed a woman on a bridge in Portland. 20-year-old Ashley Dettra, of Hillsboro, was killed the day after Christmas when she was thrown from the back seat of a car that crashed on the Broadway Bridge off-ramp. Andres Escobedo, police say, was driving the car when the w ...
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Wednesday January 5, 2011
Rainier police chief killed in shootout
RAINIER, OREGON - Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter was shot and killed with his own police weapon after he responded to a burglary in progress call at a car stereo store in Rainier. After arriving on the scene at approximately 10:45 a.m., a struggle ensued between the chief and the suspect. The shootout occurred at a shopping complex in Rainier where a report of a disturbance occurred at a ...
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Wednesday January 5, 2011
Hit and run driver hits pregnant woman
PORTLAND - A pregnant 35 year old woman was struck by a hit and run driver in downtown Portland today. The woman was hit near Southwest Alder and 4th Street. Her condition has not yet been released. The dark colored SUV that hit her was last seen heading north on 4th Avenue. Witnesses described the driver as a white male. ...
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Wednesday January 5, 2011
Diamond thief excapes with $50,000 worth of jewels in Lake Oswego
Police are looking for a man who robbed Kassab Jewelers of $50,000 in jewelry in downtown Lake Oswego Monday. Lake Oswego Police say the store was robbed at 2 p.m Monday after the thief walked into the store at 310 N. State St. He then distracted the lone sales clerk and asked to see jewelry from the display cases in the front of the store. He then said to the clerk, "My girlfriend loves this g ...
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Wednesday January 5, 2011
Portland pedestrian killed in hit and run
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland police are searching for a woman who struck and killed 38-year-old Rance Lee Lamb as he was crossing a sreet in southeast Portland last night. A vehicle struck him at a high rate of speed and left the scene. An autopsy is set for Wednesday at the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office. ...
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Wednesday January 5, 2011
13-year-old girl: abducted or runaway with 24-year-old man
VANCOUVER - 13-year old Jennifer Rosas may have run-away with 24-year old Adid Mondragon-Marin. Jennifer's believe he may take her to Mexico. Family members told police Jennifer ran away yesterday after they had an argument about her relationship with the older man. Police say Mondragon has an addresses in Vancouver, in California and in Mexico but are not certain what kind of vehicle the t ...
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