Sunday November 3, 2013 03:09 AM - Times viewed: 7684
WOODBURN -- The Woodburn Police Department is asking the public's help identifying an armed robbery suspect.
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 dri ...
Sunday November 3, 2013 03:08 AM - Times viewed: 7668
SALEM, Oregon — Two members of the Oregon Arts Commission have resigned after the agency's 19-year director was fired.
Royal Nebeker and Henry Sayre left their volunteer positions on Friday. Both told the Statesman Journal (http://stjr.nl/19nrWTM ) they were blindsided by the decision to fire Christine D'Arcy as director of the arts commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust and opposed it.
Sunday November 3, 2013 03:07 AM - Times viewed: 7603
EUGENE, Oregon — Authorities say victims of an investment scam are unlikely to get much of their money back from James Scott McKee, who pleaded guilty last month to nine counts of aggravated theft and securities fraud.
But the victims aren't giving up, and the Eugene Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/16WEsFJ ) reports that some are going to court to seek compensation from one of McKee's for ...
Sunday November 3, 2013 03:06 AM - Times viewed: 7529
ASTORIA - Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) involved in a late October illegal killing of a bull elk found left two waste with its head removed in the Knappa / Brownsmead area of Clatsop County. The Oregon Hunters Association - Clatsop County Chapter is offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to an arrest and con ...
Saturday November 2, 2013 12:38 PM - Times viewed: 7780
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Quick thinking by a high school administrator helped police capture a man who turned out to be a suspect in a Southern Oregon bank robbery.
Students first alerted school officials at Crater High School in Central Point that a disoriented man was wandering on campus athletic fields. He fled when a school resource officer tried to detain him.
Athletic Director David Heard ...
Saturday November 2, 2013 10:30 AM - Times viewed: 7620
A 45-year old Bend man is facing a DUII charge following a Friday night traffic crash that resulted in minor injuries along Highway 97 about seventeen miles south of Madras in Jefferson County.
On November 1, 2013 at approximately 9:25 p.m., a 1985 Toyota Camry driven by DAMON SMITH, age 45, from Bend, was traveling southbound in the northbound lane. A 2012 Chevrolet four-door driven by TRACY G ...
Saturday November 2, 2013 10:27 AM - Times viewed: 7677
At 5:48 AM Longview Fire was dispatched to a reported Structure Fire at 447 16th Ave, in the City of Longview. The occupant who was the 911 caller reported the back of his home was on fire.
Upon arrival Firefighters approached the home via the alley and found the back-side of the single family residence well involved with fire. Fire crews quickly attacked the fire, using extreme caution because a ...
Saturday November 2, 2013 08:35 AM - Times viewed: 7810
Newberg-Dundee - Police Officers are investigating the cause of a yesterday's motor vehicle vs bicyclist crash at the intersection of E. Hancock and N. Howard St in Newberg.
On November 1st, 2013 at approximately 158pm, a Kenworth dump truck driven by Rodney Silvas, from Aloha, Oregon was westbound on E. Hancock when it was involved in a collision at the intersection of E. Hancock and N. Howard ...
Friday November 1, 2013 04:24 PM - Times viewed: 7938
TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) — People who live and work near a composting facility in the Portland suburb of Tualatin want the state Department of Environmental Quality to reduce odors drifting from the plant and make sure it doesn't become a worse nuisance.
The DEQ held a public hearing this week on a draft composting permit for Grimm's Fuel Company, The Oregonian reported (http://is.gd/RdG2jS).
Friday November 1, 2013 04:19 PM - Times viewed: 7591
BAKER CITY — A court hearing for a 14-year-old boy accused of killing two Baker County men was postponed Thursday because the state requested a different judge.
The Blue Mountain Eagle and Baker City Herald reported that the motion was granted at a hearing Wednesday in Canyon City. Under Oregon law, an attorney is not required to cite a specific reason for seeking a new judge as long as the mot ...
Friday November 1, 2013 04:17 PM - Times viewed: 7720
ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman who crashed her car after taking a sleeping pill was acquitted of driving under the influence and reckless driving.
Linn County Circuit Court Judge Carol Bispham said Wednesday the prosecution couldn't prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Mandylee Kenney wasn't sleep driving — a possible side effect of Ambien, according to the Federal Drug Administration.
Friday November 1, 2013 03:57 PM - Times viewed: 7920
PORTLAND, Oregon — Newly unsealed court documents in Oregon show a sledgehammer was used in the October slaying of a retired utility company executive in suburban Portland.
Records reveal 71-year-old Jacqueline Bell of Cedar Mill was killed with a sledgehammer, and that her body was found wrapped in sheets on her bedroom floor.
Bell's great-grandson, Joda Cain, 17, and his cousin, Micus Ward ...
Friday November 1, 2013 12:10 PM - Times viewed: 7885
SOUTHWEST PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Community College is hosting an internationally recognized artist for its 2013 Portland Women in Art Lecture Series.
Jaune Quick-To-See Smith will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Performing Arts Center, Sylvania Campus (12000 S.W. 49th Ave.). Admission is free and the public is welcomed. Parking is also free at the campus. The lecture will be fol ...
Friday November 1, 2013 08:50 AM - Times viewed: 7579
PORTLAND, Oregon — The University of Oregon may start a sporting goods product-management program at its Portland campus.
The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1cufe5b ) a step toward the program is a series of four management workshops starting Friday.
An adjunct instructor and former Nike official who competed on University of Oregon track and cross country teams in the 1970s, Ellen Schmidt ...
Friday November 1, 2013 08:48 AM - Times viewed: 7575
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A registered sex offender who eluded police in a chase through North Albany in September has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.
The Corvallis Gazette-Times (http://is.gd/sg9Ok2 ) reports that 31-year-old Clarence Haws was wanted by the state parole board for not registering as a sex offender when he eluded Benton County sheriff deputies, a canine unit and Albany police of ...
Thursday October 31, 2013 09:24 PM - Times viewed: 7892
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon highway engineer whose 1970 decision to use a half-ton of dynamite to blast away a beached dead whale became an Internet sensation has died. George Thomas Thornton was 84.
The Oregon Department of Transportation says Thornton was a highly respected engineer who worked for the agency for 37 years.
In November 1970, he got the call to remove a 45-foot-long sp ...
Thursday October 31, 2013 09:19 PM - Times viewed: 7636
PORTLAND, Ore. – On Tuesday morning, a mobile home in Battle Ground burned to the ground. Penny Davis, 53, died of smoke inhalation.
On Wednesday morning, a house in Portland caught fire. Nobody was hurt, but firefighters spent a great deal more time in the burning home than they wanted to.
In both cases, crews pointed to one glaring, avoidable contributing factor: Excessive clutter.
Thursday October 31, 2013 09:16 PM - Times viewed: 7730
HILLSBORO, Ore. – Former NFL player and local athletic club owner, Sam Adams, has agreed to resolve some of the concerns of his members and employees.
Several members and employees have told KATU they have been dealing with billing and paycheck problems.
Adams owns Oregon Athletic Clubs and has locations at Bethany, Riverplace, Hawthorn Farm and Duniway Park, which is currently closed. The ...
Thursday October 31, 2013 04:45 PM - Times viewed: 7629
OREGON CITY -- Cyndi Andrews was taking part in a national Department of Labor webinar when she heard the news: The Oregon CASE consortium, led by Clackamas Community College, was the top performer in the first year of the federal grant aimed at strengthening the workforce.
Andrews leads the statewide CASE program and was instrumental in determining the strategy for the grant. "Our goals were a ...
Thursday October 31, 2013 03:35 PM - Times viewed: 7718
SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Air National Guard has recently undergone leadership changes.
Brigadier General Steven Gregg relinquished command of the Oregon Air National Guard to Brig. Gen. Mike Stencel during a change of command ceremony at the Anderson Readiness Center, in Salem, Ore., Sept. 8. Stencel has the overall responsibility for the organization, training and equipping of seven Oregon Ai ...
Thursday October 31, 2013 03:06 PM - Times viewed: 7726
OREGON CITY -- Since 1997, more than 500 students have benefited from a co-admission agreement between Clackamas Community College and Portland State University. Presidents of PSU and CCC will attend a signing ceremony on Monday, Nov. 18, formalizing a renewed co-admission agreement between the two colleges.
PSU President Wim Wiewel and CCC President Joanne Truesdell will formally mark the agreem ...
Thursday October 31, 2013 02:05 PM - Times viewed: 7628
On 10-21-13 a fraud involving counterfeit credit cards was reported by Best Buy on SW Cascade in Beaverton. As a result of this investigation and in cooperation with the United States Secret Service and Port of Portland Police Department, three suspects were taken into custody at the Portland Airport on 10-23-13.
The suspects are identified as Daviel Brown 28 years of age from Oakland, Califor ...
Thursday October 31, 2013 11:22 AM - Times viewed: 7947
CLACKAMAS, Oregon — A woman who robbed Clackamas Sublime Clothing Boutique told the clerk: "Your money is insured. My kid isn't."
The woman kept her back to the clerk as she strolled through the store.
"She didn't seem really interested in anything but was looking around and then she sped up a little bit like she was going to go out the door but instead approached her at the register," owner ...
Thursday October 31, 2013 08:42 AM - Times viewed: 7580
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The Medford airport is getting free land in a deal with a county commissioner.
The Mail Tribune newspaper reports (http://is.gd/RTpKQN ) that Commissioner John Rachor is trading the airport two acres of land in exchange for more than 12 years of free rent to house his plane.
The deal negotiated by third parties on both sides involves a parcel valued at $534,000.
Thursday October 31, 2013 08:40 AM - Times viewed: 7537
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Umatilla County and the city of Pendleton are divided by a bridge they co-own.
The Pendleton City Council has voted to replace a 104-year-old bridge that spans the Umatilla River, but county board of commissioners oppose the project.
The East Oregonian newspaper (http://is.gd/Eap2SI ) reports the bridge's center support beam has eroded and the foundation is cracked, ma ...
Thursday October 31, 2013 08:39 AM - Times viewed: 7655
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The Morrow County district attorney says an Irrigon woman will plead guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the death of her mother.
Ida Powers was initially charged with manslaughter after 83-year-old Anna Lyons died of an untreated bedsore while under her care.
The East Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/kkJoqd ) that a judge oversaw an all-day settlement Wednesday. ...
Wednesday October 30, 2013 10:54 AM - Times viewed: 8088
PORTLAND, Oregon — The mother of a young Portland girl who died after choking on a meatball at her preschool is asking for $7.6 million in a lawsuit against the suburban Portland school and its owner.
The lawsuit alleges that Growing with Pride Preschool and Child Care and its owner, Lorinda Rule, were negligent in the January death of Zoey Frontella.
The complaint says the 3 1/2-year-old gi ...
Wednesday October 30, 2013 10:33 AM - Times viewed: 7629
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — For the first time since seismic equipment was installed at Crater Lake National Park in 2001, three tiny earthquakes have been recorded.
The Cascades Volcano Observatory at Vancouver, Wash., recorded the quakes on Friday, and they registered a magnitude of less than 1.
Seismologist Seth Moran told the Mail Tribune (http://is.gd/vvcMkq ) the Crater Lake area is not neces ...
Wednesday October 30, 2013 10:31 AM - Times viewed: 7642
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Lane County sheriff's office says a Springfield man had a pipe bomb and other explosives in a backpack with him on a jail work crew truck.
KVAL reports (http://bit.ly/1adCAZm ) a deputy found the explosives Tuesday afternoon in Eugene and called a bomb squad.
The suspect, 19-year-old Benjamin E. Degroot, now faces 10 counts of recklessly endangering — one count for ea ...
Wednesday October 30, 2013 10:29 AM - Times viewed: 7545
HERMISTON, Oregon — The Hermiston City Council has approved extending the urban growth boundary to place the local agriculture experiment station within the city limits.
Hermiston will build a $1.25 million water main to the facility as part of its deal with Oregon State University's Agricultural Research and Extension Center.
City Manager Ed Brookshier says Hermiston will pay for the water ...