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1 Two Car collision in Hazel Dell kills Washougal Woman
Wednesday February 19, 2020, 6:38 AM
On 2/18/2020 at 7:31 hours, EMS and CCSO personnel responded to the 3600 block of NE 78th Street for the report of a two vehicle collision. Upon arrival, EMS personnel attempted to resuscitate a driver at the scene, but were unsuccessful.

Scene evidence and witness statements revealed that ... [More]    

2 Fight Involving a Gun at Convenience Store, 1 Person Shot
Saturday February 15, 2020, 2:12 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man is being treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound after a fight involving a gun in the Portsmouth Neighborhood.

On Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8:14p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance at a convenience store in the 6100 b ... [More]    

3 Officer Involved Shooting in Silverton, Marion County
Saturday February 15, 2020, 2:11 AM
SILVERTON, Oregon - On February 14, 2020 at approximately 12:40 P.M., Silverton Police Department personnel responded to a reported domestic violence disturbance at 911 Reserve St. Apt.#3, in Silverton.

Shortly after arriving, officers located the involved man, William Bluestone (21) of Bend ... [More]    

4 Driver Identified in Deadly I-205 Crash
Tuesday February 11, 2020, 6:58 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - The driver that was killed in Saturday's crash on the Glenn Jackson Bridge is identified as Yevgeniy L. Kovalenko, 25, of Gresham. His family has been notified of his death.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is still ongoing, but speed is believed to be a key c ... [More]    

5 Shooting at Car Dealership
Sunday February 9, 2020, 8:51 AM
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - On February 8, at about 9:30am, Forest Grove Police were sent to the Doherty Ford Dealership at 4223 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove for a reported disturbance.

On arrival police learned that a subject had fired a .308 caliber bullet at a truck owned by the dealership a ... [More]    

6 21 people evacuated from Umatilla County flood
Sunday February 9, 2020, 8:48 AM
21 people evacuated from Umatilla County flood

Pendleton – On Saturday, February 8th, the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office reported there were successful evacuation efforts using two helicopters in areas affected by county flooding. Helicopters provided by the National Guard and Umatilla County Search and Rescue personnel both worked ... [More]    

7 24-year-old woman killed on Hwy 30 In Clatsop County
Friday February 7, 2020, 4:32 AM
24-year-old woman killed on Hwy 30 In Clatsop County
On Thursday, February 6, 2020 at approximately 11:18 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 30 near milepost 92.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Buick LeSabre, operated by Emilee Mabey (24) of Ocean Park, WA. was westbound ... [More]    

8 Second Alarm Apartment Fire at SE Foster Rd.
Tuesday February 4, 2020, 8:11 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - Last night at at 7:19 PM Portland Firefighters were called to an apartment on the 13000 block of SE Foster Rd. When they arrived firefighters found a second floor apartment burning with flames rapidly moving the the third floor apartment above. The location of the burning apartmen ... [More]    
9 Keizer Police Investigating Suspicious Death
Tuesday February 4, 2020, 8:09 AM
On February 3, 2020, at about 8:30 PM, Keizer police officers were dispatched to a parking lot in the area of 2555 Jorie Lane NE to a report of a motor vehicle crash. Officers discovered a deceased adult male at the location inside the crashed car. The death was suspicious and not consistent with th ... [More]    
10 Woman Driving Car Shot Near Lloyd Center
Sunday February 2, 2020, 5:27 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - A victim is recovering from a gunshot wound that is believed to be non-life threatening after a shooting in the Eliot/Irvington/Lloyd District neighborhoods.

On Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 1:50a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of someone shot outsid ... [More]    

11 Two Fires in Lebanon Fire District
Friday January 31, 2020, 3:52 AM
The Lebanon Fire District responded to 2 reported structure fires within 30 minutes of each other this evening, the first fire coming in at 10:00 pm. The fire was reported to be a stove on fire while the occupant was cooking. Upon arrival of the IC, the only occupant of the house told firefighters t ... [More]    
12 Major Crash Team Activation, SE 122nd Ave/Burnside Closed
Friday January 31, 2020, 3:51 AM
The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and East Burnside Street to assist in a traffic crash investigation involving serious injuries.

Streets closed in the area, including 122nd Avenue between Northeast Glisan Street and Southeast Stark Street, and Ea ... [More]    

13 Gov. Kate Brown’s New 2020 Census Website Could Help Secure Oregon’s 6th Congressional Seat
Tuesday January 28, 2020, 4:29 AM
Gov. Kate Brown’s New 2020 Census Website Could Help Secure Oregon’s 6th Congressional Seat
Gov. Kate Brown unveiled a new website last week to let Oregonians know about the upcoming 2020 census in hopes of getting full participation so the state is represented accurately.

It includes background information, why participation matters and a timeline of events.

Getting an acc ... [More]    

14 Two Fires, Keep Lebanon Firefighters Busy
Tuesday January 28, 2020, 4:23 AM
Lebanon fire crews battled two working house fires within a 5-hour span on Friday night, stretching their available resources thin and testing the endurance of responders. The first fire came in at 5:38 p.m. at 30033 Fairview Road with reports of heavy smoke within the home. Both occupants were able ... [More]    
15 Dead Man Found Beside Hwy 101 in Coos County
Tuesday January 28, 2020, 4:21 AM
On Monday, January 27, 2020 at approximately 9:21 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers were dispatched to the report of a deceased person beside Hwy 101 near milepost 278 (Two Mile Lane).

Preliminary investigation revealed the deceased male, identified as William Schippert (44) of Bandon, had ... [More]    

16 Man Sentenced to prison in death of 19-year-old Portland girl
Saturday January 25, 2020, 3:10 AM
Man Sentenced to prison in death of 19-year-old Portland girl
PORTLAND, Oregon Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced today that 27-year-old Adam Alexander Valle has changed his plea and received an 85 month prison sentence for recklessly causing the death of 19-year-old Heaven Leigh Mathews while operating a stolen vehicle under the influe ... [More]    
17 Shooting in Hazelwood Neighborhood, Occupied House Struck
Saturday January 25, 2020, 3:02 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - East Precinct and the Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) are investigating a shooting this evening in the Hazelwood neighborhood that left an occupied house and a parked car with bullet strikes.

On Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:27p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to r ... [More]    

18 Woman Arrested in Connection with September 2019 Shooting
Thursday January 23, 2020, 6:19 AM
Woman Arrested in Connection with September 2019 Shooting
Detectives from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit have continued investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting death of Philip Cloud on September 23, 2019. As part of the ongoing investigation, detectives executed several search warrants and interviewed dozens ... [More]    
19 Man Arrested for Attempted Armed Robbery
Thursday January 23, 2020, 6:09 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 8:04 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to the 1600 block of Northeast Grand Avenue on a report of an attempted robbery involving a weapon.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted a subject in the area of Northeast 6th Avenue and ... [More]    

20 Gresham U.S. Bank Fires Woman For Helping struggling man at Christmas
Sunday January 19, 2020, 2:54 AM
Gresham U.S. Bank Fires Woman For Helping struggling man at Christmas
PORTLAND, Oregon - Emily James from Portland says she was terminated from her jog at U.S. Bankafter helping a struggling customer get home to his family on Christmas Eve by giving him $20 of her own money.

Emily worked as a senior banker at a U.S. Bank call center in Portland when she receiv ... [More]    

21 Barricaded male who set fire to house arrested
Thursday January 16, 2020, 8:42 AM
Vancouver, Wash. –On January 15, 2020 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the 3200 block of NW Division Avenue for a restraining order violation. Officers made verbal contact with a male inside the residence, who was in violation of the restraining order, and who refused to exi ... [More]    
22 Man Arrested in Connection with Thefts, Two Guns Recovered
Thursday January 16, 2020, 8:41 AM
On January 2, 2020 there was a string of thefts from vehicles in the Sandy area. The Sandy Police Department was assisted in the investigation in the coming days by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Gresham Police Department, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Portland Police Bureau. At the ... [More]    
23 Reward offered for missing 20-year-old Allyson Watterson
Tuesday January 14, 2020, 10:41 PM
Reward offered for missing 20-year-old  Allyson Watterson
NORTH PLAINS, Oregon – During its third week, the search for a missing Oregon woman has been suspended in a specific area.

However, Rescue commander Tony Morris of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday that it is suspending the active search for Allyson Watterson, a 20-ye ... [More]    

24 Man dies in Oregon coast crash, dog goes missing
Tuesday January 14, 2020, 10:24 PM
Man dies in Oregon coast crash, dog goes missing
NETARTS, Ore. – A 41-year-old Oregon man died Sunday afternoon when he crashed into a ravine along a coastal road, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office said.

The crash was reported at about 3:40 p.m. along Whiskey Creek Road.

Initial reports state that Jarrod Christensen, 41, of Clo ... [More]    

25 Oregon State Police investigating three people being swept into the ocean
Monday January 13, 2020, 2:47 AM
POLICE REPORT: The adult male and father of the two children is being identified as Jeremy Stiles (47) from Portland.

The officer that entered the ocean is from the Manzanita Police Department and is requesting no media interviews at this time.

On Saturday, January 11, 2020, at appr ... [More]    

26 Man charged with manslaughter following a fatal hit and run
Saturday January 11, 2020, 6:51 AM

Luis Silva Echeverria-Navarete charged with manslaughter following a fatal hit and run in N. Portland on November 26, 2017

Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced the filing of a four count charging document against 22-year-old Luis Silva Echeverria-Navaret ... [More]    

27 Tenmile Lake recreational use health advisory lifted
Saturday January 11, 2020, 6:50 AM
Tenmile Lake recreational use health advisory lifted The Oregon Health Authority has lifted the recreational use health advisories for Tenmile Lake in Coos County.

Water monitoring has confirmed that the level of cyanotoxins (harmful algae toxins) in Tenmile Lake are below recreational guid ... [More]    

28 Extreme Clutter Complicates Firefighting Efforts In SE PDX
Tuesday January 7, 2020, 6:23 AM
PORTLALND, Oregon - A townhouse was called to PF&R firefighters at 3:50 PM. A townhouse fire at SE 131st & Division. SE PDX was ablaze. Crews arrived to find dark smoke flowing from the windows and eves. They were able to search the home and extinguish the fire within 15min. This prevented fire spre ... [More]    
29 Police Seek Help Locating Missing Man
Tuesday January 7, 2020, 6:20 AM
Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 68-year-old man. Jeffery Still was last seen today around 8:50 p.m. after leaving Portland Adventist Hospital. Still has medical issues and needs medication. He has brown hair, is approximately 5-feet-10-inche ... [More]    
30 A Fighter Jet Pilot Passed Out While Flying Over Oregon, But Managed to Not Crash
Saturday January 4, 2020, 8:27 AM
A Fighter Jet Pilot Passed Out While Flying Over Oregon, But Managed to Not Crash
The student passed out for 11 seconds after a quick turn caused the pilot to experience G-forces.

A student pilot narrowly avoided disaster while flying over Oregon in a military training drill, Popular Science reported.

During the training flight last March, the student passed out f ... [More]    

 
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Thursday February 11, 2010 - Times viewed: 7679
CAPE MEARES, Ore. -- Two men have been arrested by the Oregon State Police for vandalizing the Cape Meares Lighthouse.

The lighthouse was severely damaged by gunfire that caused more than $500,000 damage.

Zachery Pyle , 23, and David Wilks, Jr., 26, were arrested at a Florence construction site after a search of their Oceanside home Wednesday. Both men were charged with first-degree criminal mischief, a class C felony, and four misdemeanor charges.

They are charged with firing gunshots at the light - which is nearly irreplaceable - breaking windows and damaging the expensive, specialized lens.

According to OSP Sergeant Todd Hoodenpyl, an unknown vehicle reportedly drove down a blocked maintenance road to the Cape Meares Lighthouse viewing area ten miles west of Tillamook at some time between the afternoon of January 9 and noon on January 10, 2010

Police said several rounds were fired at the lighthouse, breaking 15 windows and several pieces of a historic Fresnel lens. Additional rounds were fired into an active Coast Guard light and surrounding equipment. While driving off the maintenance road, the suspect vehicle caused significant damage to a ...
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Tuesday February 9, 2010 - Times viewed: 7735
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police say a trooper who pulled over a car in southern Oregon for multiple traffic violations found 113 pounds of marijuana worth about $300,000. The pop was neatly packaged in the trunk.

Sgt. Julie Wilcox said that shortly before noon, a trooper stopped a 2008 Mazda heading north on Highway 97 about 18 miles north of Klamath Falls, after the driver failed to signal a lane change and was hindering traffic.





Arrested for distribution of a controlled substance is 26-year-old Ricardo Sanchez of Pasco, Wash. He was taken to the Klamath County Jail.

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Monday February 8, 2010 - Times viewed: 7735
EUGENE, Oregon -- Ben Bond from Eugene pleaded not guilty to obstruction of government or judicial administration in municipal court this past week involving parking meters. Or perhaps the fine was for talking too loud.

"I was just trying to keep a couple people from getting tickets," said Bond. He said he witnessed a parking officerAllpreparing to write a ticket for a car parked in downtown, so he fed the meter.

Melinda Kletzok with the Eugene Police Department said officers cited Benjamin Bond on suspicion of Harassment and Obstructing a Government Agency. Police were called to the scene because the meter enforcement officer felt she was being harassed -- not because Bond was plugging meters full of money, Kletzok said.

Kletzok said a parking control officer was in the middle of writing a parking citation when Bond came up and put money in the meter. The parking officer continued writing the citation anyway and put it on the car. The parking officer told city police Bond got upset, got in his car and followed the officer for several blocks while screaming out the window.

The officer called police, who arrived and cited Bond.

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Saturday February 6, 2010 - Times viewed: 7803
HILLSBORO -- A former day care owner was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison today for shaking a 6-month-old baby girl and causing permanent brain damage.

Kathy Goodin, 54, was convicted Tuesday and sentenced to more than seven years in prison for shaking 6-month-old Jessie Fleming in 2008, causing her permanent brain damage. Washington County Circuit Court Judge Rick Knapp called it a " sad chapter in everyone's case." She was sentenced to a mandatory-minimum sentence for the Measure 11 case.

Jessie was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma. The defense said the premature birth and Jessie's large head contributed to the diagnosis.

Goodin had no previous criminal record and declined to address the court before the judge sentenced her.

After the sentence, Goodin turned and faced more than a dozen supporters who said, "We love you" several times before she walked out of the courtroom.

After her prison term, Goodin cannot have contact with the Flemings.

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Friday February 5, 2010 - Times viewed: 7773
PORTLAND, Oregon - Should liquor be legal and marijuana illegal? State budgets in Oregon and Washington face gaping holes and advocates of legalizing marijuana say taxing pot can help fill those holes.

Backers of this Initiative say their plan would send 90 percent of the proceeds from the state's sale of marijuana to Oregon's General Fund, which could lower the state tax burden significantly. Portions of the revenue would be used to fund drug abuse education and treatment programs.

But right now, the people bringing this opportunity for Oregon voters forward, says their effort needs money, equipment, and, most of all, volunteers.

Madeline Martinez, Oregon’s executive director for NORML, the national organization that’s pushing to reform marijuana laws, says she sees a golden opportunity to convince people that legalizing marijuana could be a good thing after all.

“Why don’t we capture the revenue that’s just being lost to the criminal market in many regards and bring it to the people. We’re the ones who deserve it,” she says.

Her group estimates the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, if passed by voters, would ge ...
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Thursday February 4, 2010 - Times viewed: 7733
Portland – A daughter of a 70-year-old Washington state man says she's stunned to hear her father was driving the speeding vehicle that crashed into a southern Nevada casino, killing two people and injuring at least eight.

Laura White of Portland said today that her father, Walter Melvin McGie Jr., is friendly and outgoing, and must be devastated to have been involved in the Wednesday crash at the Edgewater Hotel & Casino in Laughlin.

Las Vegas police arrested McGie, of Kelso, Wash., late Wednesday on two charges of reckless driving causing death. He's free on $6,000 bail pending arraignment March 11.

Police Detective William Redfairn says McGie told him he doesn't remember the crash.

Redfairn says a certified mechanic will check the 2007 Pontiac Vibe for mechanical problems.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

LAS VEGAS — A daughter of a 70-year-old Washington state man says she's stunned to hear her father was driving the speeding vehicle that crashed into a southern Nevada casino, killing two people and injuring at least eight.

Laura White of Portla ...
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Thursday February 4, 2010 - Times viewed: 7659
February 4, 2010

PORTLAND, Ore. - The killing of an unarmed man last Friday has created a controversy in the Portland community and prompted a grand jury investigation. Witnesses and residents are talking about the killing of an unarmed 25-year-old man and say the man was cooperating with police, had his hands over his head or on top of his head as requested but police officer Ronald Frashour shot him in the back last Friday night. A police spokesperson said the man was refusing to obey police orders and was a danger to the community.

At around 4:30 pm, police were called to the Sandy Terrace Apartments in the 12800 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. It was nearly 4:30 p.m. The person calling 9-1-1 said Aaron Marcell Campbell was suicidal and armed with a gun and that Campbell wanted to die from police gunfire.

Campbell’s girlfriend came out of the apartment and said her boyfriend was upset that his 23 year old brother, Timothy Douglass, had died earlier that day. She said three children were inside the apartment.

Police talked for nearly an hour with Campbell through text messages and at around 5:30 the children came out unharmed.

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Monday February 1, 2010 - Times viewed: 7817
TANGENT, Oregon - A commercial truck hit and killed a child in a jogging stroller on Highway 99E, between Corvallis and Lebanon.

The accident happened at about 10 a.m. Monday, near the intersections of Highway 99E and Old Highway 34 - near Tangent, west of I-5.

Police say 35-year-old Courtney Ayer was pushing her son's stroller while she jogged southward, in the northbound sidewalk. She came to a stop on the northeast corner of the intersection, still on the sidewalk, when the Freightliner truck driven by 37-year-old Marcus Coulter of Lebanon, ran into the stroller, killing her 2-and-a-half-year-old son, Dillon.

Courtney Ayer suffered minor injuries. Coulter, the truck driver, was not injured. It appears he had come to a stop, then attempted to turn right from Highway 34 onto 99E when his truck ran up onto the sidewalk and into the stroller.

The stroller and the little boy ended up in the northbound lanes of 99E, which were closed for a couple of hours while police, rescue, and highway crews processed the scene.

The northbound lanes of Highway 99E were closed while police, rescue and highway crews processed the scene. Those lanes re-opened b ...
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Friday January 29, 2010 - Times viewed: 7762
BEAVERTON – Police say a man used his finger and stole a small amount of cash and lottery tickets from a convenience store on Wednesday morning.

The unidentified man did not have a weapon or claim he had one, said Beaverton Police Detective Pam Yazzolino.

The man came into the store at 13875 SW Farmington Rd. at about 3:30 in the morning and walked behind the counter then demanded money. He never touched the female clerk, Yazzolino said.

The man then complained there wasn't enough money and when the cashier told him she didn't have access to additional cash, he stole a few lottery tickets.

He then left with just a small amount of money. He had been in the store a only few minutes before the robbery but left.

Plaid Pantry is offering $1,000 as a reward for information leading to an arrest, Yazzolino said. The man was described about 20 years old, 5-feet, 7, medium build.

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Friday January 29, 2010 - Times viewed: 7717
PORTLAND, Ore. - A man poured gasoline over his body then set himself on fire outside Nicholas Ungar Furs at 12th and Yamhill Wednesday morning. Police used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. 26-year-old Daniel Schaull later died from his injuries at the hospital, police said. Schaull was pronounced dead last night at a local Portland hospital.

Firefighters arrived just after 11 a.m. to find Schaull significantly burned. Witnesses said they heard someone screaming for help, that they looked up and saw a man fully engulfed in flames, running down the street. Bystanders as well as police extinguished the flames and Schaull was transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital with critical injuries.

It was not immediately clear whether Shaull was protesting against the store, which has had problem with animal rights activists in the past, but witnesses said he was screaming about the treatment of animals.

“There are animals dying! Animals dying!” witnesses said Shaull was screaming as flames engulfed his body and shot above his head.

All“He tried to run into the building,” said witness Mike Cheema who owns a food cart a few feet from ...
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Thursday January 28, 2010 - Times viewed: 7795
Oregon & Washington get $600 million for high-speed trains

January 28, 2010

WASHINGTON -- High-speed rail projects in Oregon and Washington are among the big winners of $8 billion in grants -- the start of what some Democrats tout as a national rail-building program that could rival the interstate highways begun in the Eisenhower era.

Thirteen rail corridors in 31 states received funds. The White House, which supplied a list of the grants to reporters late Wednesday, billed the program as "high-speed rail," although most U.S. projects won't reach the speeds seen in Europe and Asia.

Portland's Union Station will get more than $7 million for a seismic retrofit and roof repairs.All Other money will go to engineering studies for Oregon railroads and improvements in North Portland. Projects will include upgrades to exhisting track and signal systems as well as safety upgrades.

Combined, Oregon and Washington will get $598 million with the majority of it going to Washington state. Washington Senator Patty Murray said the money will increase the number of Amtrak passenger trains between Portland and Seattle from four to six. It will also ...
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Wednesday January 27, 2010 - Times viewed: 7703
Oregon has set aside its history of shooting down tax increases on statewide ballots, with voters endorsing higher taxes on businesses and the rich amid a brutal economic slump.

Democrats in the Oregon Legislature made it as easy as they could for the voters to raise taxes on somebody else, and the electorate responded Tuesday by approving Measures 66 and 67.

The increases approved Tuesday will hit people with taxable income upward of $125,000 - estimated at fewer than 3 percent of filers. Many businesses who had been paying an annual $10 minimum will see that rise to at least $150.

With 91 percent of the vote counted, the vote was 54-46 on Measure 66 and 53-47 on Measure 67.

Oregon voters have consistently rebuffed legislative attempts to take more in tax revenue - such as a cigarette tax to pay for health insurance for children three years ago, two previous income tax measures that would have hit most Oregonians and nine sales tax measures over the decades.

A Democratic legislative leader, Senate President Peter Courtney, said he was, just in case, preparing a statement acknowledging defeat just before the results were reported Tuesday.

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Saturday January 23, 2010 - Times viewed: 7821
SEATTLE - At question across the United states is police brutality, arrogance, and indifference to citizens. In this case, a King County jury was unable to reach a verdict of former King County deputy Paul Schene who was fired for policy violations as well assault on a 15 year old girl in lock up on November. 29, 2008. On Friday, a mistrial was declared after the jury reported to the judge that they were a "hung jury."

Surveillance footage showed deputy Paul Schene brutally manhandling the teenage girl, throwing her down on the floor and punching her with his fist in the face and head at least twice. The beating took place in her in a holding cell at SeaTac City Hall. "During the attack, the girl, Malika Calhoun, was so scared she wet her pants," said Gary Ernsdorff, senior deputy prosecutor, during the trial.

Schene said the reason he attacked the teen girl was that, "She kicked a shoe at me and it hit me in the leg". The video clearly shows the only thing the girl did was to casually slide her shoe out the door of her cell. There is no way the tennis shoe could have hurt or injured anyone. Prosecutors said a prisoner in a nearby cell h ...
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Friday January 22, 2010 - Times viewed: 7729
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - Forest Grove police say one person has been killed in a crash involving multiple vehicles on Highway 47.

Witnesses told police that the deceased man was initially not involved and had stopped to render aid when he was struck by another vehicle and killed.

The crash took place Friday at about 7 a.m. about two miles from Forest Grove at the intersection of Highway 47 and B Street. It was dark at the time.

One other person was airlifted to a hospital by helicopter. Two other people were transported to a hospital by ambulance. Police said there was a total of nine people involved.

Police said the crash initially involved a 4-door sedan andAlla pickup truck that was hauling a camper trailer.  Two other vehicles became involved after the initial crash.

The highway was closed while crews work at the scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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Wednesday January 20, 2010 - Times viewed: 8420
PORTLAND, Oregon -- An infestation of bed bugs at the Park Plaza Apartments has Portland State senior Jeff Rudnicky and others quite upset.

Last Halloween, Jeff and his girlfriend moved into the Park Plaza right off campus. He first thought the apartments were great but his girlfriend woke one morning to nasty bites all over her body.

"She was covered in red, nasty hives so she rushed to the emergency room," said Rudnicky. They now have no place to stay and no money for another place to rent.

Jeff's girlfriend is allergic to bed bugs. It was so bad her doctors said she nearly went into shock.

Jeff demanded their deposit be returned and even looked for a lawyer. He said the Park Plaza Apartments refused to refund his deposit and the company that owns Park Plaza locked them out.

"They had to vacate their apartment and basically sleep on relatives' couches, " said Lissa Kaufman, PSU's Student Legal Coordinator who represents several students just like Jeff, who claim theAllcompany that owns the apartment building  was negligent.

Another tenant of Park Plaza, Brenden Madden is moving out at the end of the month, becaus ...
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Tuesday January 19, 2010 - Times viewed: 7777
A man died Tuesday morning after falling four stories from a northeast Portland hotel. The 20-year-old man fell from a room at the Inn at the Convention Center on Northeast Grand Avenue and Holladay Street, according to a Portland police sergeant. He landed on the sidewalk below.

Officers said a Good Samaritan rushed over to the man and began to perform CPR. Police and paramedics soon arrived and an ambulance rushed him to Legacy Emanuel Hospital. He died at the hospital, according to a police spokeswoman. Police believe it was an accidental fall and not a suicide.

Two other people were in the room at the time, officers said, and alcohol appeared to be a factor in the incident. The scene of the accident was cleared by 6:30 a.m. The man's name has not been released.

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Sunday January 17, 2010 - Times viewed: 7862
ALOHA, Ore. – A dangerous Tualatin Valley Highway intersection between Beaverton and Aloha will get its new pedestrian traffic signal one year ahead of schedule.

The decision was made at an Oregon Transportation Commission meeting Thursday. The move pushes up construction from 2012 to 2011 of a $1.2 million pedestrian-activated traffic signal project at Northwest 178th Avenue, which is in the state’s top 5 percent of roads reporting crashes.
The move comes too late to help 14-year-old George Johnson.
He was one of threeAllyouths injured Dec. 20 while heading home from the 7-11 convenience store at that dark highway intersection.
George recalls seeing a headlight coming toward him as he and two younger girls walked past a car stopped at the marked TV Highway crosswalk. Then he remembers "doing somersaults in the air" before coming to rest on the ground with the wind knocked out of him. "I thought I was going to die," he reportedly told his mother.
After weeks in intensive care, the middle school football and basketball player is home at last. However, he won't be playing sports again anytime soon.
"He is still under t ...
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Sunday January 17, 2010 - Times viewed: 7768
January 17, 2010PORTLAND, Ore. - Jim Smith Charged Into Burning House To Save Sleeping 6-Year-Old.The children are safe while a La Grande man is in a burn unit after risking his life to save his grandchild from a burning house Monday night. Jim Smith is recovering at Legacy Emanuel Hospital from burns to the top of his head, face, arms and 70 percent of his back after charging into the blaze on Ash Street in La Grande. Smith was sleeping in a camper parked in the driveway when a neighbor pounded on the house's front door to alert the children's father, Steven Lane, to the fire. Lane rushed upstairs to get 2-year-old Alexis and 4-year-old Austin. Ashley, 7, was able to break a first-floor window and escape on her own. But 6-year-old Aaden was still in the basement. When Smith heard the boy was still inside, he headed toward the blaze. "I had to go through the flames to get into the house because it had already engulfed the whole porch area of the house and the back porch. The computer room was all in flames. Then, down in the basement, it was starting to burn down through the basement to Aaden's bed," he said. Smith said he found the boy asleep, wrapped him in a jacket ...
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Wednesday January 13, 2010 - Times viewed: 7740
PORTLAND, Ore. - Local relief volunteers and staff are ready for the trip to earthquake ravaged Haiti, and one local aid worker is preparing herself to deal with the emotional scene she’s expecting to see. “The one thing that I have found over the years, you go in with adrenaline,” said aid worker Cassandra Nelson of Mercy Corps. “We are going there with a job and mission with very clear objectives.” Her responsibility, once she arrives in Haiti, will be to make sure the victims who lost their homes will have shelter. She will also help to ensure they get clean water. “Waterborne diseases are one of the biggest killers after a natural disaster, and it’s because of inadequate toilet facilities,” she said. AllOver the last ten years Nelson has seen everything from the Indonesian tsunami to war zones like Iraq and Afghanistan, but she said helping people in natural disasters can be much more difficult. “I think it’s very hard as a humanitarian to respond to a natural disaster in that everything gets wiped out. Typically in wars there is a neighborhood that gets bombed but it’s not like the entire infrastructure is g ...
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Tuesday January 12, 2010 - Times viewed: 7719
SANDY, Oregon - Clackamas County deputies arrested a man and woman Sunday night, accusing them of murdering the man's three-year-old daughter. Monday, the girl was identified as Alexis Marie Pounder. The Medical Examiner states that she died of physical and nutritional child abuse. Saturday, deputies were sent to investigate a disturbance at 22050 SE Cottontail Lane in Sandy. When they arrived, they found the child's body - along withAllenough indicators to call in the Violent Crimes and Child Abuse teams. They also found four other children living there, and removed them. The dead child's father is identified as 27-year-old Donald L Cockrell. He was staying there with his girlfriend, 24-year-old Michele Nicole Smith. Cockrell was also the father of one of those four removed children, Smith the mother of the other three. While detectives interviewed witnesses and searched for additional evidence, a forensic autopsy was conducted Sunday on the dead girl. Hours later, both Cockrell and Smith were arrested and taken to the ClackamasAll County Jail. They were staying in the home of Smith's parents, who reside in separate living quarters in the home, and are not considered sus ...
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Saturday January 9, 2010 - Times viewed: 7709
Federal authorities filed a criminal complaint Friday against a 56-year-old man whose scrawled note invoking "Gilligan's Island" led a Hawaiian Airlines pilot to turn around a Maui-bound flight and return Wednesday to Portland, Oregon.

Joseph Hedlund Johnson, of Salem, Oregon, was charged with the federal crime of interference with the performance and duties of a flight crew member or attendant. He is expected to surrender to authorities on Monday.

The crime of interference with the performance and duties of a flight crew member or attendant carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to the complaint and a 13-page supporting affidavit, Johnson and his girlfriend, Caroll Ann Miller, boarded Hawaiian Airlines Flight 39 on Wednesday morning bound for Kahului, Hawaii, on the island of Maui.

Once aboard, Johnson became upset because he was not allowed to store his bag under his exit-row seat, according to the affidavit, which was written by an FBI agent after interviewing Johnson, Miller and the flight crew.

About 45 minutes into the flight, Johnson gave a comment card in a sealed envelope to a flight atten ...
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Friday January 8, 2010 - Times viewed: 7705
PORTLAND, Ore. - A TriMet bus ran a red light in southeast Portland and it was all caught on camera, but that wasn't the worst of it. It turned out the bus driver, Nancy Amburgey, was driving with a suspended license that had not been valid since August of 2008. Two weeks later, Amburgey is back on her route for TriMet after going to court, paying her fines and getting her license reinstated. Amburgey wasn't interested in talking with us but passengers we spoke with were concerned about what happened. According to TriMet, Amburgey told them she wasn't aware of her suspended license but court records show she was pulled over in March of 2009 and arrested for driving while suspended. TriMet told us they count on Oregon's DMV to notify them when one of their drivers has a suspended license but Amburgey was suspended in Washington. We asked TriMet, given this incident, whether they would run all of their drivers through Washington state but the answer was no, they will still count on drivers to tell them. ...
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Thursday January 7, 2010 - Times viewed: 7711
The Portland Metro area lost approximately 52,200 jobs in 2008, or about 5 percent of the total jobs in the area, according to newly-released statistics from the Department of Labor.

Federal labor analysts estimated that on Jan. 1, 2008 there were 1.04 million jobs in the metropolitan area, including Beaverton, but that by year's end only 982,400 remained.

Nationally, 99 of the nation's 100 largest labor markets posted declines, according to the government. The lone increase came along the Mexican border in the McAllen-Edinberg, Tex. metro area.

One economist estimated that the U.S. lost 7 million jobs between 2007 and 2008 and that it might take a decade to recover those job numbers - but that most careers expected to grow over the next decade were low-paying service-sector positions in health care and food industries.

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Wednesday January 6, 2010 - Times viewed: 7682
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- A 21-year-old man suffered minor injuries after he fell onto light-rail tracks and lay flat as a departing train passed over him, TriMet officials said.

Keoki Rosimo and his friends had just gotten off the MAX at the Sunset Transit Center platform at about 1 a.m. Thursday when Rosimo fell, Beaverton police said. TriMet surveillance video showed the group playfully pushing each other when Rosimo tumbled from the platform. He landed between the tracks and the platform wall.

Rosimo lay flat under the departing train and suffered a foot injury, transit officials said. The MAX train was a Type 4, a newer model with a high clearance from the ground, which police said allowed Rosimo to lay flat and not be injured worse. Friends and witnesses then pulled Rosimo from the tracks. He was taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The MAX driver told police he saw the group on the platform and used extra care in checking their safety before continuing the route. An investigation showed the MAX driver wasn't at fault. No citations were issued. MAX riders said safety is a priority at each stop. "Usually, when a train goes, ...
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Tuesday January 5, 2010 - Times viewed: 7807
17 year old Ariel Chrisman wasn't really prepared for what happened to her the afternoon of December 12th. She says she was dressed in sweats and was only going into the mall to collect a paycheck.  Then she thought she had static electricity in her hair from the escalator ride but she says two guys riding in the opposite direction told her a man was cutting her hair. "I didn't know what was going on -- I had to keep asking this guy did he really cut my hair? Is that really what he did?" The incident happend two saturdays before christmas. The mall was packed and Ariel also thought it might have just been a man crowded into her on a full escalator. When Ariel heard about a similar incident on Trimet last week she suspected the man who cut her hair could be the same man and called police. Police arrested the same man when an incident happened on New Years Eve. A woman who was riding the Route # 33 bus says Jared Walter tried to cut her hair while she was riding the bus. She also says Walter had some sort of glue that he was sticking in her hair. As soon as the woman got off the bus at the Milwaukie Transit Center, she called police. The bus driver kept the ...
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Monday January 4, 2010 - Times viewed: 7699
PORTLAND, Ore. -- An autopsy conducted Monday proved to be inconclusive after human remains were found in a shed in southeast Portland. Officers were called to the 14700 block of Southeast Rhone Street at 11:45 a.m. Saturday to investigate the death. A person living at a home in the area directed police to a shed holding the remains of an unidentified person. The address where the body was found is linked to a missing person's report from 2007. Portland police said 49-year-old Susan Cserepes was reported missing May 13, 2007, and she lived at the home. However, an autopsy conducted Monday morning did not determine whether the remains are that of Cserepes. The autopsy also did not reveal a cause of death. Neighbors said they were initially stumped as to why police showed up at the house Saturday. "It's a very puzzling case for a lot of us around here," said Loretta Franke, who lives in the area. Officers are still investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Mike Weinstein at 503-823-0446. "It's very perplexing," said neighbor Jamie Ison. "I walk back and forth down this street a couple times per day and never saw any activity at ...
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Saturday January 2, 2010 - Times viewed: 7699
PORT ANGELES, Wash. -- With her big blue eyes and blond hair in perky ponytails, 3-year-old River Larson elicits comments from strangers wherever she goes. "People will say things like, 'Is she a little person? Then add, 'she's cute, though,'" said her mother, Andrea Larson. At 31 inches tall and 31 pounds, with an oversized head and short arms, it's readily apparent that River is a "little person," Larson said. The mother is grateful for the support she has found in Port Angeles for her daughter, who was born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. Leave of absence Because of the ongoing care River needs for health issues, Larson, a single mother, took a leave of absence from her job earlier this year. Achondroplasia occurs in one in every 26,000 to 40,000 births, and accounts for 70 percent of all people identified as having dwarfism, according to the Little People of America Web site. Dwarfism is defined as a medical or genetic condition that usually results in an adult height ranging from 2 feet, 8 inches, to 4 feet, 10 inches. There are no other little people in Larson's family, and she said the finding came as a complete surprise during ...
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Tuesday December 29, 2009 - Times viewed: 7730
The man pictured in the photo has robbed two pizza stores on the same night and police are hoping to get information that will help track him down.

This robbery happened Sunday, Dec. 13 around 5:23 p.m. at the Pizza Hut at 1747 S.E. 122nd.

According to police, a man armed with a handgun entered the store, jumped over the counter, made threats and demanded money.

Later that evening, at around 7:26 p.m., the Papa Murphy's at 11635 N.E. Halsey was robbed by the same man. Police say he fled in a stolen vehicle after getting what he wanted. They gave chase but the suspect abandoned the vehicle, took off and then later tried to break into a nearby home. Police were unable to apprehend him.

Suspect Description



Olive-skinned white male

In his 20s

Between 5 feet, 5 inches and 5 feet, 7 inches tall

Weighs approximately 150 pounds

Thin build

Short, curly black hair

Decaying teeth

In the Pizza Hut robbery he was wearing blue jeans, a black jacket, a blue baseball cap and dark framed sunglasses.

In the Papa Murphy's robbery his jacket was black and orange.



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Monday December 28, 2009 - Times viewed: 7709
A 34-year-old Tigard man faces more than 50 criminal charges in what Washington County sheriff’s detectives say was a prolific car and home break-in spree that began in July in neighborhoods around Tigard and Bull Mountain.

Tad Williams, who has been in the Washington County Jail since Dec. 11, was charged Tuesday, Dec. 23, with 51 counts, including first-degree burglary, being a felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a machine gun, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle (38 counts), aggravated theft, fraudulent use of a credit card, unauthorized use of a vehicle and possession of stolen prescription medications.

Williams is being held on $420,000 bond. He was in jail on a previous probation violation when sheriff’s detectives investigating 60 car break-ins and some thefts from home garages since October began fitting together a pattern in the thefts. Most of the vehicles that were broken into were unlocked at houses in Tigard and the Bull Mountain area, making them easy targets.

Detectives believe the thief rode a bicycle or walked around the city of Tigard, and Bull Mountain neighborhoods, checking every vehicle. If the door was unl ...
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Saturday December 26, 2009 - Times viewed: 7799
41-year-old Michael Scott Bighaus from Sandy was arrested by Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies for the murder of his mother. She was killed by a large-caliber rifle bullet on Christmas Day.

Bighaus was taken into custody at about 5:50 a.m. when he returned to the house on East Fernwood Circle where, just about 12 hours earlier, he was accused of shooting his mother with a large-caliber rifle.

Bighaus was taken to the Clackamas County Jail and charged with murder.

The shooting victim, 66-year-old Vivian Faye Bighaus, died at the house, 56560 E. Fernwood Circle, Christmas Day. Her husband, Philip Bighaus, 67, was there with their son, Michael, celebrating the holiday.

Vivian Bighaus was a nurse practitioner.

Sheriff’s deputies said the incident began at about 3:15 p.m. Christmas Day when they were called to the house about eight miles east of Sandy where a woman had been shot to death. The suspect ran from the house carrying the weapon.

A sheriff’s office spokesman said Michael Bighaus was at the house with his father and mother at the time of the shooting.

His family told deputies that Michael suffered from mental ...
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