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Tuesday January 4, 2011
Taser Used Before Most Recent Police Shooting
PORTLAND, Oregon - Additional details have been made public by Portland police in regard to the Taser shooting by an officer in utheast Portland. A security guard at 82nd Avenue called to report a homeless man had threatened to kill. Police discovered Tom Higganbotham camping out in an abandoned car wash and used a Taser when he refused to drop a knife. Officers said they shot and killed Higgan ...
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Tuesday January 4, 2011
Nursing home employee accused of sexual abuse
EUGENE, Oregon - Eugene police have arrested a nursing home employee and charged him with sexually abusing a female residents. Robert Price was arrested after Valley West Health Care Center called police to report a sex abuse. The alleged sex abuse is reported to have occurred December 22 at the west Eugene facility. Price is charged with having sexual contact with a woman without consent be ...
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Tuesday January 4, 2011
Mega Millions jackpot can top $350 million
Lottery players in Oregon, Washington and other states that participate in Mega Millions are getting the chance to vie for The fourth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history is at hand, getting larger each minute. The big numbers will be drawn just before 8 p.m. Tuesday. The big jackpot for Mega Millions tonight is up to $355 million egged on by fast sales and as a lump sum, the jackpot is now ...
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Monday January 3, 2011
Court sides with bros in Oregon land use case
LEBANON - A plan to build a few retirement homes south of Lebanon has been stalled for a decade but now an important decision is moving the project forward. The Linn County Board of Commissioners has ruled that the 15 acres south of town is not valuable farm or forest land. According to the Albany Democrat-Herald, Bob Morris, 59, and his two brothers-in-law bought the land to build their re ...
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Monday January 3, 2011
Loud booms are just to scare the birds
PORTLAND - Beginning today, the Oregon Department of Transportation will be using large cannons in an attempt to control huge flocks of starling bird making their home on the Interstate Bridge which connects Vancouver and Northern Oregon. The starlings are contaminating the bridge with their droppings and anyone traveling on the bridge. Crews will be using propane-powered cannons to create a ...
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Sunday January 2, 2011
Four boys and father killed in fire, mother escapes
REDMOND, Wash. - It was the mother's four young sons and the father of the boys who were killed in the apartment blaze early yesterday morning. The family had been celebrating the arrival of the New Year in their Redmond apartment. Belinda Phelps, 46, who lives in the apartment complex but in a different building, said she and her 11-year-old daughter had gone to visit the family in their first ...
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Saturday January 1, 2011
Bouncer killed in downtown shooting
PORTLAND - A Club 915 bouncer was shot and killed in downtown Portland overnight. A Portland police officer reported was called to investigate a fight at Club 915, at 915 S.W. 2nd Ave. The officer reported hearing gunshots and a second officer found the 32-year-old bouncer on the ground. Police are not disclosing was found or shot inside or outside of the club. The Portland Police Bureau s ...
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Friday December 31, 2010
Marion County's fire chief crashes on way to Salem fire
SALEM - 44 year old Marion County Fire Chief J. Kevin Hensonis is in the hospital after his vehicle was hit today, New Years Eve, while on the way to a fire. He was headed to a house fire in the 3500 block of Brooklake Road N.E. when he tried to pass a 2005 GMC truck and was struck when the other driver turned into a business. The fire chief's van rolled a couple times before coming to rest on ...
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Thursday December 30, 2010
Rock slide near Oregon City closed Highway 99E
PORTLAND - A large landslide just south of Oregon City blocked both lanes of traffic on Highway 99E yesterday. Highway crews spent most of the day cleaning the debris off the road to clear traffic. ODOT encourages drivers to avoid the area. Southbound traffic will turn left at 2nd, right on South High Street, continue to South End Road and connect with Highway 99E. Trucks will not be allowed o ...
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Thursday December 30, 2010
Police investigate shooting near Gresham Transit Center
GRESHAM – A 26-year-old man was shot in the neck and taken to the hospital Wednesday. The shooting occured about three blocks from the Gresham Transit Center. The man was shot in the right sometime last night. When police arrived they found him holding his right hand on a neck wound. He reported to police that three Hispanic men ran away after shooting him. He is expected to survive. Gresham ...
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Wednesday December 29, 2010
Cape Mears lighthouse vandals ordered to pay $100K
CAPE MEARES - The two men who were found guilty of severely damaging the Cape Meares Lighthouse in January 2010 have now been ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution and serve several months in Tillamook County jail. David Wilks, Jr. and Zachary Pyle both pleaded guilty to criminal mischief after being arrested earlier this year for vandal acts viciously damaging the Cape Mears lighthouse built ...
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Sunday August 29, 2010
Suspect in I-5 chase rejects plea agreement
EVERETT — Theodore Ohms was accused of shooting at police during a chase on Interstate 5 has rejected a plea agreement which could have sent him to prison for 20 years. Prosecutors plan to file additional charges where Ohms could face 40 years in prison instead of 20 years. Ohms had been expected to plead guilty on Wednesday to four felony charges, including first-degree assault with a firea ...
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Tuesday December 28, 2010
Portland police shoot man with machete knife
PORTLAND - Just after 5pm yesterday, Portland police were called to the 3500 block of Southwest Dakota Street near Gabriel Park. Police dispatch received a 911 call from a woman who said her son had attacked her and her husband, the man's father, outside the home with a machete. She said her 34-year-old son Marcus Lagozzino had been suicidal in the past and indicated he might by trying to commi ...
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Tuesday December 28, 2010
TriMet driver to keep puppy he rescued from traffic in Forest Grove
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - A TriMet bus driver who stopped his bus to rescue a small puppy from traffic will get to keep the Chihuahua-dachshund mix puppy, according to a press release from the transit agency. A TriMet spokeswoman said, "He's thrilled to keep caring for the dog,". The bus driver wishes to remain anonymous for personal reasons. He says he was driving his bus in November when he s ...
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Monday December 27, 2010
Woman Arrested After Chase Through Troutdale
TROUTDALE, Oregon - A Portland woman was arrested for driving under the influence after leading Troutdale police on a chase down Interstate 84 toward Troutdale. Police responded to several calls just before midnight on Christmas reporting a reckless driver on I84. The callers said the car nearly missed hitting construction signs and several other cars. Officers turned on their emergency lights ...
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Monday December 27, 2010
Four women missing near Snoqualmie Pass
SNOQUALMIE PASS, Washington - The search continues for four women who were snowshoeing in the Gold Creek area on Snoqualmie Pass when they become lost Sunday afternoon. Kittitas County Undersheriff Clayton Myers said one of the women called 911 to report they had left the trail and were lost. A rescue team has been in cell phone contact and are working with the wireless phone provider to h ...
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Sunday December 26, 2010
Gentleman thief makes off with jewelry
GRESHAM, Oregon - Police are calling him the "gentleman jewelry thief", but he was no gentleman he allegedly used a mask and crawled through a window of a Gresham jewelry store and grabbed two bins of jewelry. Then on his way out he allegedly thanked three female employees and said, "It's OK, ladies." The man and the driver of an SUV pulled up outside the jewelry store at a Gresham mall on Thur ...
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Sunday December 26, 2010
Springfield police sued by mentally ill man
EUGENE, Oregon A Springfield man claims Springfield police have used excessive force when they arrested him on Dec. 29, 2008. He's asking the department and the Lane County Jail to revise its policies regarding mentally-ill suspects in custody. Mark A. Kemp claimes in the lawsuit that Springfield police officers used excessive force when he was arrested for disorderly conduct and trespassing ...
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Saturday December 25, 2010
Grandmother drove teen around to sell crack
SPOKANE, Washington - On Tuesday police arrested a 54-year-old grandmother and her 14-year-old grandson on charges of attempting to sell crack cocaine. After arresting the grandson, police found baggies of a substance in the boy's pocket that tested positive for crack cocaine. After Hilliard was arrested, she waived her right to remain silent and spoke to police. She admitted she was driving ...
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Saturday December 25, 2010
Historical Toledo building lost in fire
TOLEDO, Washington – An historical three story building was destroyed in an early morning fire which broke at 201 Ramsey Street. The historical building stretched a block long and held businesses. "We're pouring so much water we're concerned it's going to deplete our water sources for the city," a Toledo official said. There have been no reported injuries. Residents are urged to conse ...
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Friday December 24, 2010
Father kills son and self after acting paranoid
HARRISBRG, Oregon - A man who seemed irrational and had been making paranoid statements fatally stabbed his son and himself yesterday morning. The Linn County Sheriff's Office said father and son were alone in the home. Their bodies were found last night by the man's wife. Darwin D. Stout, 48, and Jared Stout, 13, both died of knife wounds. LaMae Stout, mother and wife, discovered the bod ...
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Thursday December 23, 2010
Illegal marijuana factory busted in Portland and Gresham
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office arrested four adults Tuesday night netting 300 mature growing marijuana plants and 100 pounds of processed marijuana. It was a large-scale marijuana growing operation. Four vehicles were seized, including an Acura MDX SUV, Porsche Cayenne SUV, and a BMV M3 and a Lexus 300.. Two children 4 and 8 years old were taken into protective custody. Deputies seized the p ...
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Thursday December 23, 2010
Teen boy Steals Cash-Filled Stocking
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - Mickey Johnson from Forest Grove was raising money for Leukemia using a stocking hung from a pole in the front yard. The idea was to have neighbors or anyone passing by to have their photo taken with "Santa" and leave donations. Yesterday evening a teen boy walked up to the stocking as though he was to leave a donation. Instead he quickly grabbed the stocking and took off ...
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Thursday December 23, 2010
Neglected dog will get new home for Christmas
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Buster the dog, a Rottweiler mix, has been rescued by the Oregon Humane Society Humane. OHS and Portland Police officers yesterday removed him from a home in Northeast Portland. Kent and Grace Adamson, were charged with animal neglect and voluntarily relinquished the dog to OHS, where it is now getting needed medical attention. The warrant was issued for the residence at 6356 ...
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Wednesday December 22, 2010
Police search for two men wanted in hatchet attack
VANCOUVER - Authorities in Clark County are searching two men for attempted murder charges in a hatchet attack on a man in Clark County. 28-year-old Matthew Michaelson and 35-year-old André Kennedy are wanted on charges of attempted murder. The victim told deputies the men were wearing dark clothing, gloves and masks and that they dragged him out of his home last December 14 and blunge ...
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Wednesday December 22, 2010
Death sentence for father and son in Woodburn bank bombing
SALEM, Oregon - Father and son bank robbers who killed two people when they left a homemade bomb at the West Coast Bank in Woodburn, have been convicted of planting the bomb that killed two police officers. They have both been sentenced to death. The jury deliberated for less than a day and found Bruce Turnidge and his son, Joshua Turnidge, guilty on all 18 counts, including aggravated murder, ...
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Tuesday December 21, 2010
Routine traffic stop turns into big drug bust
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland police got very luck when a routine traffic stop netted thousands of dollars worth of heroin. Police recovered nine pounds of uncut heroin packaged in bricks worth a half million. The heroin was found packed in the bumper of a blue Kia minivan. Juan Casas was arrested and a home search turned up more than 4 pounds of heroin hidden in food containers of macaroni a ...
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Tuesday December 21, 2010
Senator Ron Wyden Recovering From Cancer Surgery
PORTLAND, Oregon U.S. Senator Ron Wyden is recovering from prostate cancer surgery. The early-stage cancer was discovered after a physical in November. His surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore said yesterday that "everything went perfect. The patient is recovering well." Wyden should be released today and is expected to recuperate at his home in Washington. He worked through the ...
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Tuesday December 21, 2010
Canby Ferry Closed Due To High Water
CANBY, Oregon - Because of excessive high water due to flooding on the Willamette River the Canby Ferry service has been shut down until further notice. The Canby Ferry makes its run across the river between 6:45 each morning and 9:15 each night, every day. Officials expected the service to eturn later this week when water levels fall. Travelers shoujld find a new way to travel between C ...
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Monday December 20, 2010
Thieves steal Christmas presents from sick girl
PORTLAND, Oregon – Britany Miller's and her mother Melinda came here from Alaska. Britany has leukemia and has been receiving treatments at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. They've been here since early November. Britany’s father is still in Alaska. Melinda had bought hundreds of dollars of Christmas presents for Britany but on Sunday, thieves stole the presents from the family’s SUV in the par ...
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