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Tuesday November 19, 2013    05:33 AM - Times viewed: 7690
Authorities have identified the remains of a suspected eighth victim of serial killer Dayton Leroy Rogers. Dayton Leroy Rogers (born September 30, 1953), dubbed the "Molalla Forest Murderer," was convicted in seven murders, and currently resides at the Oregon State Penitentiary. He was convicted in 1988 for the 1987 murder of his final victim, Jennifer Lisa Smith, in a Clackamas County par ...
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Tuesday November 19, 2013    05:30 AM - Times viewed: 7728
PORTLAND, Oregon - Antibiotics are prescribed less often in Oregon than in other states, but their unnecessary use continues, and that can lead to more cases of potentially deadly drug resistance, state public health officials say. The Oregon Health Authority's Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education (AWARE) program has observed less resistance in bacteria most responsible for ser ...
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Tuesday November 19, 2013    05:28 AM - Times viewed: 7587
The man killed in this morning's crash has been identified as 55 y/o John David Hacker of Forest Grove. The driver of the vehicle is 68 y/o Donald Watts of Aloha. It does not appear alcohol, drugs or speed were a factor in this crash, which is still under investigation. ************************************************* At 6:08am this date, police and fire personnel responded to the 3 ...
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Tuesday November 19, 2013    05:25 AM - Times viewed: 7535
WOODBURN -- On Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. the WPD received a call of an armed robbery at Crossroads Deli Market, located at 303 N. Pacific Highway. The suspect was armed with a stainless semi-automatic handgun and entered the store and took money out of the register. He exited the store and was last seen driving west on Young Street. The suspect is described as a white adult male, last seen wearing blue ...
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Tuesday November 19, 2013    05:21 AM - Times viewed: 7631
PORTLAND, Oregon - PF&R crews were dispatched to the scene of a vehicle accident on southbound I-5 near the Taylor's Ferry exit at 9:12pm. The original caller, who was driving on I-5 at the time, reported seeing a pick-up truck "embedded" in a light pole. When fire crews arrived they reported finding a full size pick-up truck had impacted a steel freeway sign; there was significant damage to th ...
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Tuesday November 19, 2013    05:08 AM - Times viewed: 7579
PORTLAND, Oregon — Some Portland light rail riders found themselves on shuttle buses after a westbound train's rear set of wheels lifted off the track as the train left a northeast Portland station. The train remained upright in Monday's mishap and no one was hurt. TriMet transit agency spokeswoman Mary Fetsch said the second wheel set of the train lifted off the track at 2:45 p.m. Monday. T ...
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Tuesday November 19, 2013    05:05 AM - Times viewed: 7528
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sometimes the right tool for the job — is not a bike lock. Eugene resident Ross Daniels lost his pickup truck to thieves last Thursday night, only to have it recovered by police on Friday — and stolen again on Sunday. The Register-Guard reports ( ) that after the truck was recovered, Daniels decided to get a locking device that immobilizes the steering ...
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Monday November 18, 2013    07:13 AM - Times viewed: 7546
PORTLAND, Oregon — With all the problems facing the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, nowhere is the situation worse or more surprising than in Oregon, a progressive state that has enthusiastically embraced the federal law but has so far failed to enroll a single person in coverage through the state's insurance exchange. Despite grand ambitions, an early start, millions ...
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Monday November 18, 2013    07:09 AM - Times viewed: 7593
COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — Fire officials say a small airplane with two people aboard crashed just south of Winchester Bay in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. There was no immediate word on what caused the plane to go down Sunday afternoon. Winchester Bay Fire and Rescue Capt. Chris Anderson says the two people were airlifted, most likely to Bay Area Hospital. Anderson didn't have i ...
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Monday November 18, 2013    07:06 AM - Times viewed: 7506
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The committee drafting Oregon's rules for medical marijuana dispensaries is meeting Monday in Salem to discuss whether local governments can just say no. The committee is considering the opinion from the Oregon Legislative Counsel that says regulating the dispensaries is the job of the state, not cities. Some cities, such as Medford and Tualatin, have already effectively b ...
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Sunday November 17, 2013    09:30 PM - Times viewed: 7551
SALEM, Oregon — The Oregon Court of Appeals has rejected a constitutional challenge to Oregon's Right to Farm law, but parties to the case say the question isn't resolved. The Capital Press agricultural publication reports ( the Right to Farm law protects farmers from lawsuits over common industry practices. The case arose from Lane County, where some residents said the ...
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Sunday November 17, 2013    09:27 PM - Times viewed: 7640
Oregon League of Minority Voters (OLMV) presented its Civil Rights Champion Awards at its fourth annual State of Civil Rights Forum on Oct. 30, at Warner Pacific College in Portland. More information about OLMV is online at ...
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Sunday November 17, 2013    10:12 AM - Times viewed: 7640
A state task force coordinating Oregon’s response to Japanese tsunami debris likely will disband next year if no significant events happen over the winter. “From what I’m seeing, we have great systems in place,” Gabriela Goldfarb, the governor’s natural resources advisor, said at a meeting Thursday of the Governor’s Japanese Tsunami Debris Task Force. “I think we need to be able keep those a ...
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Sunday November 17, 2013    09:34 AM - Times viewed: 7596
LONGVIEW, Wash. – All it took was one week. A happy, healthy little girl went into the hospital, and never came out. Olivia Marie Smith’s parents, Dawn Nelson and Eric Smith, said they had never heard of bacterial meningitis until their daughter was diagnosed last week. Olivia died last Sunday night. Bacterial meningitis can cause serious complications, such as brain damage, hearing lo ...
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Sunday November 17, 2013    09:30 AM - Times viewed: 7570
PORTLAND, Oregon — Oregon immigrants who appeared in court and successfully sought the right to stay in the United States faced one of the longest delays in the nation to have their cases resolved, data from a statistical research group at Syracuse University show. That's despite a small reduction in the state's immigration court backlog in the past two years. According to the Transactional ...
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Saturday November 16, 2013    10:07 PM - Times viewed: 7568
EUGENE, Oregon — Students in the Eugene and Bethel school districts will have the entire week of Thanksgiving off this year because of unpaid furlough days the districts agreed to with the teachers' union earlier this year. Since 2004, students in the Eugene district have had, on average, 3.8 no-school days in November. This year's six no-school days — which doesn't count some days that some sc ...
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Saturday November 16, 2013    10:04 PM - Times viewed: 7789
PENDLETON, Oregon — 34-year-old Justin Bedard of Pilot Rock has pleaded guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl last year. Bedard will spend more than six years behind bars after accepting a plea deal Friday. Bedard's father told the judge his son should not receive such a harsh sentence. He said another man threatened to kill Bedard and his family if he did not rape the teen. The man accused ...
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Saturday November 16, 2013    09:58 PM - Times viewed: 7668
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Lane County judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former deputy Eugene police auditor who claimed she was fired for being a whistle-blower. Dawn Reynolds' original federal whistle-blower lawsuit sought $550,000 in damages. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken dismissed the federal claims in that suit in 2011 and sent the state claims to Lane County Circuit Court for further ac ...
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Saturday November 16, 2013    09:48 PM - Times viewed: 7774
MEDFORD, Oregon — Gynecologist Dr. Daniel Laury, who removed a patient's healthy ovary and left a piece of plastic in her body after a 2007 robotic surgery has been ordered to pay more than $100,000. U.S. District Court jurors convicted Laury of medical malpractice on Thursday after hearing two days of testimony from the plaintiffs and seven physicians. The lawsuit filed by the woman and her ...
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Saturday November 16, 2013    11:07 AM - Times viewed: 7630
Lake Oswego Police have continued to investigate the serious crash that occurred last night on Kerr Parkway at Lower McNary Parkway and can now clarify some of the preliminary information that was released last night. The vehicle that was on the wrong side of the road at the time of the crash was a Jeep, and it contained three teen-aged females. All three of them were transporte ...
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Saturday November 16, 2013    11:02 AM - Times viewed: 7590
BEND, Oregon — When Rebecca Skloot first called Henrietta Lacks' daughter Deborah, they talked briefly, and then Deborah hung up the phone on her and didn't speak to her again for more than a year. That phone call was just one hurdle Skloot faced in her decade of researching and writing about Lacks, whose cells were taken for scientific research without her knowledge in the 1950s and continue t ...
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Saturday November 16, 2013    11:01 AM - Times viewed: 7657
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A judge has denied bail to a Southern Oregon man who claimed self-defense in shooting his neighbor in a long-running feud. Josephine County Circuit Judge Pat Wolke (WOL-kee) told Donald L. Easley on Friday that he saw no evidence to support his claim he was justified in shooting 59-year-old Laron Estes. The 64-year-old Easley has been held on a murder charge since th ...
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Saturday November 16, 2013    11:00 AM - Times viewed: 7615
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — City Manager Lance Colley plans to tell the Roseburg City Council next week that area homeless shelters have beds available for those who need them. The Roseburg News-Review reports ( ) that Colley will present findings Monday that he compiled after being told by council to meet with an Occupy Roseburg member who wants the city to designate a place where ...
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Friday November 15, 2013    04:40 PM - Times viewed: 7930
PORTLAND – Miriam Ann Clinton who drove away in from an accident last August on Barbur Boulevard, was sentenced to 3 years, 4 months in prison today in a Multnomah County Court. Clinton hit 20-year-old Henry Schmidt from behind as he walked his bike down Barbur Boulevard near Capitol Highway last August. 29-year-old Miriam Clinton admitted she left the scene of an accident that resulted in ...
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Friday November 15, 2013    03:55 PM - Times viewed: 7648
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Police in Southern Oregon are looking for a man they say attacked his brother with a samurai sword. State police say 23-year-old Preston James Sweaney got into an argument with his brother in a motor home in Grants Pass and cut him on the arm and side with the sword. Twenty-one-year-old Nathaniel Sweaney was taken to a local hospital. A cousin who tried to intervene was ...
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Friday November 15, 2013    03:53 PM - Times viewed: 7610
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon is investigating complaints that an herbicide sprayed from a helicopter on commercial timberlands in Curry County drifted over people's homes and made some of them and their animals sick. Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide program manager Dale Mitchell says Crook Timberlands LLC had property north of Gold Beach sprayed Oct. 16 with glyphosate ...
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Friday November 15, 2013    03:47 PM - Times viewed: 7690
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed the governor's right to enter into tribal gambling compacts. A group of property owners from the coastal city of Florence filed a lawsuit a decade ago claiming the Oregon Constitution prohibits casinos and the governor lacked the authority to sign a compact that allowed the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw India ...
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Friday November 15, 2013    10:31 AM - Times viewed: 8086
CEDAR HILLS - Dave Dahl, co-founder of Milwaukie-based Dave's Killer Bread, was arrested late Thursday night after a disturbance in Cedar Hills that led to a police chase that injured three Washington County Sheriff's deputies. Last night Sheriff's deputies responded to a disturbance call at a residence in Cedar Hills. A man was reported to be acting erratically in the residence. Deputies arriv ...
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Friday November 15, 2013    10:25 AM - Times viewed: 7988
PORTLAND, Oregon - At 1:28am this morning, Portland Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched to a commercial fire at a restaurant called Pal's Shanty (4630 NE Sandy Blvd). Original reports from callers were that an explosion was heard and then sparks and smoke were seen coming out of a second story window. When fire crews arrived they found large amounts of smoke coming from the two-story building and ...
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Friday November 15, 2013    10:19 AM - Times viewed: 7679
BEND, Oregon — Two environmental groups have filed suit to stop the city of Bend from building a pipeline that they fear will harm Tumalo Creek. WaterWatch of Oregon and Central Oregon LandWatch want a federal judge to revoke a permit granted by the U.S. Forest Service. The groups contend the $24 million project could threaten fish habitat by increasing the amount of water taken from Tumalo Cre ...
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