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Tuesday August 13, 2013    10:15 AM - Times viewed: 7463
PORTLAND, Oregon — A Portland-area transit agency and its bus manufacturer have agreed to pay $4 million to five plaintiffs to resolve lawsuits filed after a TriMet bus hit a group of pedestrians in 2010, killing two and injuring three others. TriMet said Monday that it and manufacturer New Flyer will pay $2 million each, with the plaintiffs determining how the settlement will be shared. The ...
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Tuesday August 13, 2013    10:12 AM - Times viewed: 7589
EUGENE, Oregon — The University of Oregon is giving Duck football fans a little more room to cushion their seat at Autzen Stadium. It issued limits on seat cushions last week that were a little bigger than initially proposed. The Register-Guard reports ( ) it was unable to find any cushion in Eugene-Springfield sporting goods stores that met the initial limits. The at ...
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Tuesday August 13, 2013    10:09 AM - Times viewed: 7501
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Hood River County sheriff's office says a member of the Polish military who set out to climb Oregon's Mount Hood is missing on the mountain. KATU-TV reports ( ) that deputies say the 32-year-old told his roommate about his plan and set out Sunday morning. The sheriff's office was called Monday morning after the man failed to return. A daylong sear ...
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Tuesday August 13, 2013    12:18 AM - Times viewed: 7923
FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Some people are steaming mad about a new bikini barista stand and many sounded off at a packed a City Council meeting Monday night. Bikini barista stands have popped up all over Oregon. But when Dream Girls Espresso opened in Forest Grove, some people protested saying it's near a convenience store where kids hang out. The meeting was standing room only. Councilors listen ...
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Tuesday August 13, 2013    12:14 AM - Times viewed: 7551
On Friday, August 9th at approximately 3:00 p.m., a man called police to advise that a baby was left inside a locked vehicle in a parking lot near the entrance of The Home Depot in Tigard located at 14800 SW Sequoia Pkwy. Tigard Police arrived within minutes to find the baby already inside the store being checked by medical personnel from TVF&R. The child's father was also present. The Tigard Offi ...
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Monday August 12, 2013    07:14 PM - Times viewed: 7581
Oregon State Police (OSP) learned a second person died following an August 4, 2013 fatal traffic crash that occurred on Highway 101 north of Lincoln City. MILDRED M. KAUFFMAN, age 89, from Lincoln City, was a passenger in one of the involved vehicles and died a few days ago following treatment for serious injuries. OSP, with the assistance of the Lincoln County Interagency Crash team, is continuin ...
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Monday August 12, 2013    07:13 PM - Times viewed: 7565
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Whitewater outfitters scrambled Monday to get back in business after the U.S. Bureau of Land Management reopened the popular wild section of the Rogue River, which has been closed for nearly two weeks amid heavy smoke from wildfires. Rain over the weekend cleared the skies enough for BLM to lift the closure that rafting outfitters and lodges say has cost them hundreds o ...
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Monday August 12, 2013    07:12 PM - Times viewed: 7487
PORTLAND, Oregon — The state online repository of court files is a public record, the Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled, overturning a lower-court judgment that put the state in the awkward position of arguing that its own online registry was insufficiently reliable to establish that a conviction had taken place. The ruling came in a minor Multnomah County misdemeanor case in which a circuit co ...
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Monday August 12, 2013    07:11 PM - Times viewed: 7595
CHILOQUIN, Ore. (AP) — A piece of fuselage lying partially buried in a field is what remains of "Betty the Bomber," a World War II airplane that crashed in the nearby Klamath Marsh in 1944. Not much is known about the accident, although a story on the front page of the July 10, 1944, Herald and News provides basic information. A day earlier, two Navy TBF Avengers, torpedo bombers developed f ...
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Monday August 12, 2013    07:08 PM - Times viewed: 7455
COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a rock climber was seriously injured in a fall Sunday at Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area about 24 miles northeast of Coos Bay. The man was climbing a rock wall near a waterfall when he fell more than 30 feet to the rocks below. The climber was identified as 39-year-old Jeffrey N. Harden of Coos Bay. An air ambulance took him to Sacr ...
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Monday August 12, 2013    07:07 PM - Times viewed: 7545
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Sport fishermen at the mouth of the Columbia River are protesting a decision to raise parking fees at the Port of Astoria. Bob Rees says the $20-a-day fee strikes many in the sport-fishing groups he represents as price-gouging, or revenge for recent changes in gillnetting on the river that restrict commercial fishing. But a member of the port's commission, Stephen Fulton ...
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Monday August 12, 2013    07:07 PM - Times viewed: 7554
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The operations director of a Southern Oregon vineyard has taken a leave of absence after disclosure that he faces a federal charge of engaging in sex with a woman he was sitting with during a commercial flight to Las Vegas. The Mail Tribune reported Monday that Troon Vineyards issued a statement from Chris Martin, the son of owner Larry Martin, saying news accounts have ...
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Monday August 12, 2013    12:20 PM - Times viewed: 7623
"Safety Street" returns to the Clackamas County Fair this week (Aug. 13-18) -- offering everyone the opportunity to have fun while learning about safety. Children and adults can talk to safety professionals and participate in interactive learning activities -- including the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office "Mik & Nero Detective Game" and "Fatal Vision Goggles" that simulate intoxication. Am ...
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Monday August 12, 2013    12:18 PM - Times viewed: 7535
A commercial truck driver was cited Sunday by Oregon State Police (OSP) following an investigation into a non-injury crash during which the truck and semi-trailer damaged over 600 feet of guardrail along Interstate 84 about 11 miles east of Arlington. On August 11, 2013 at approximately 3:09 a.m., a 2006 Kenworth truck pulling a semi-trailer driven by JOSE CANDELARIO URIBE, age 49, from Moxee, ...
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Monday August 12, 2013    12:14 PM - Times viewed: 7647
PORTLAND, Oregon – A fifth suicide this year on the bridge when a man jumped to his death from the Vista Bridge on Monday morning. The suicide was reported at 4:56 a.m. Central Precinct officers found the victim below the bridge on Southwest Jefferson Street. It’s the second death at the bridge since a plan was announced to install temporary screens along the span of the bridge, and the fir ...
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Sunday August 11, 2013    03:02 PM - Times viewed: 7850
IONE, Oregon — A year ago, Dan Williams moved from his home near Ione's Willow Creek wind farm to Walterville, Ore. He said he couldn't take the noise of whipping turbine blades any longer. "It's hard to explain it to people unless you experience it," Williams said. "There's the actual noise that wakes you, but there's also the infrasound you can't hear but your body feels. The best I can descr ...
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Sunday August 11, 2013    02:56 PM - Times viewed: 7622
HILLSBORO, Oregon – Someone donated an old hand grenade to a Goodwill store in Hillsboro on Saturday, police said. The Portland Police bomb squad responded to the Goodwill warehouse near Southwest 234th Avenue and the Tualatin Valley Highway after someone found the grenade in the donations bin Saturday morning. Police believe someone mistakenly donated the grenade. Hillsboro police Lt. Mi ...
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Sunday August 11, 2013    02:53 PM - Times viewed: 7511
PENDLETON, Oregon - On August 9, 2013 at 11:14 p.m. a Pendleton police officer received a report of a missing female who went for a walk on the river parkway at around 6:00 p.m. The female was located by a Pendleton Police detective at approximately 6:50 a.m., August 10, near the river levee behind the Babe Ruth/Bob White baseball field. The female victim, who had been physically assaulted, was ...
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Sunday August 11, 2013    02:51 PM - Times viewed: 7496
PORTLAND, Oregon — The U.S. Forest Service is stumped and at an impasse over a decision to remove five old-growth trees from the habitat that supports a threatened sea bird during breeding season. The U.S. Forest Service cut the massive trees — one was 238-feet tall — in late April at the Sunshine Bar Campground near Port Orford in southwest Oregon. The threatened marbled murrelet nests in the ...
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Sunday August 11, 2013    12:13 AM - Times viewed: 7544
OAK GROVE, Oregon - One male was sent to a trauma hospital this afternoon after a hybrid vehicle roared through the wall of an auto dealership nearly twenty feet, pinning him under the car for a brief time, and knocking over several high pressure cylinders of helium. At 3:15 P.M., Jordan Motors, a used car lot located at 18501 SE McLoughlin in Oak Grove, was the scene of the unfortunate acciden ...
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Sunday August 11, 2013    12:09 AM - Times viewed: 7504
Missing teen, Ian Unger, located uninjured. After thinking he was behind his group Ian Unger kept going on the PCT towards his destination of Cascade Locks. Ian Unger was contacted by other hikers on the trail in the morning that had been shown a picture of him by searchers in the area. Once he realized people were looking for him he turned around and headed back towards Ramona Falls. He was conta ...
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Sunday August 11, 2013    01:20 AM - Times viewed: 7763
TROUTDALE, Ore. – A couple of weeks ago, Brent Wright was arrested after allegedly crouching down in his driveway and pointing an assault rifle at a car of teenagers. He posted bail and went home. On Wednesday, a different group of teenagers said, he did it again. “We saw a laser on the front of our car and I was thinking this is probably a gun, so everyone put your head down,” said 17-ye ...
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Saturday August 10, 2013    02:17 PM - Times viewed: 7468
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Jurors on Friday afternoon unanimously denied the claim of an Occupy Portland protester who argued police used excessive force. The protester's lawsuit against Portland police officers who jabbed her in the throat with a baton and then pepper sprayed her open mouth went to the seven-member jury in U.S. District Court Friday afternoon after closing arguments. The inci ...
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Saturday August 10, 2013    02:15 PM - Times viewed: 7488
PORTLAND, Ore. – Police arrested a man after a fatal crash on Interstate 5 near the Barbur Boulevard exit on Friday. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner said Thomas Swift, 52, of Vancouver, Wash., died after the crash. Ronald David Witt, 56, of Tigard, was driving while his license was revoked, according to Portland Police Bureau spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson. Southbound lanes of Interst ...
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Saturday August 10, 2013    02:12 PM - Times viewed: 7530
EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Four bodies have been recovered from the site of a plane crash in a residential Connecticut neighborhood, a fire official said Saturday. Those presumed dead are the pilot, a former Microsoft executive from Seattle, his teenage son and two children in a home struck by the plane. The bodies - two from the plane and two from one of the two houses it struck - were pulled ...
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Saturday August 10, 2013    02:10 PM - Times viewed: 7492
PORTLAND, Ore. – Three adults and six children escaped a duplex fire in North Portland Saturday morning. Several people, including children, jumped from a second floor window to escape the fire on the first floor. The children jumped about ten feet into their parents’ arms, according to Portland Fire Bureau spokesman Ron Rouse. None of the children was hurt. The fire started around 6:30 a.m. ...
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Saturday August 10, 2013    02:07 PM - Times viewed: 7505
MISSING PORTLAND MAN WITH ALZHEIMER'S LAST SEEN AT NW SKYLINE/CORNELL, AT 10:15AM THIS MORNING The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help in locating 78-year-old Alvin Malone, who went missing in his wife's vehicle, from his Portland residence, located in the 7500 block of Southeast Carlton Street, during the morning on August 9, 2013. Malone suffers from Alzheimer's Disease, is ...
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Saturday August 10, 2013    02:04 PM - Times viewed: 7549
BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Baker City officials have shut off another source of city water as a result of a positive test for cryptosporidium, the parasite that sickened many residents. The discovery this week of cryptosporidium in water from a mountain stream named Elk Creek adds to the mystery over the contamination, The Baker City Herald ( reported. The parasite causes ...
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Saturday August 10, 2013    02:03 PM - Times viewed: 7501
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A Pendleton man got a surprise when he found out an old tank round he bought for $5 was live ammunition. Paul Melton, 51, said he makes a living buying items and selling them online. "Anything I think I can make money on, I'll buy," he said, and the 90 mm tank round looked like a good deal when he bought it Aug. 2 at an estate sale in Pendleton. Melton said he thoug ...
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Saturday August 10, 2013    02:01 PM - Times viewed: 7538
PORTLAND, Oregon — The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a man found guilty of sodomy and sex abuse after it ruled a lower court erroneously allowed a previous victim of his to testify. Prosecutors said the previous conviction was necessary to show Javier Roquez knew what he was doing was a crime. Roquez's defense team said the conviction, from 2006, should have been inad ...
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