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Wednesday November 30, 2011
Wildlife managers try to lure terns to SE Oregon
BURNS, Oregon - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to spend nearly $4 million to build an island in Eastern Oregon in hopes of changing the diet of the Caspian Tern. The shorebirds eat too many young salmon in the Columbia River- a bad thing, because the salmon are in jeopardy. The government wants the terns to move southeast to eat carp - a good thing, because the carp are crowding birds o ...
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Wednesday November 30, 2011
HOOD RIVER, Oregon - A mother and her two adult children have been accused of shooting their father to death in 2003 in Hood River. The Hood River County sheriff's office says deputies made arrests Tuesday on 46-year-old Rosario Munoz De Garcia, 27-year-old Guadalupe Garcia and 24-year-old Jorge Garcia Munoz. They face murder and conspiracy charges in the death of Faustino Garcia Garcia. ...

Wednesday November 30, 2011
Occupy Eugene wants to use park indef
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Occupy Eugene people living at a municipal park have asked the City Council to let them stay indefinitely, arguing that the encampment gives homeless people and street youth a safe, sober place to stay. The Eugene Register-Guard (http://bit.ly/umr7Mm ) reports the council may be split, with two previous supporters hesitant to allow the encampment to be permanent. The ...
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Wednesday November 30, 2011
Portland Police Gang Detectives Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect
PORTLAND, Oregon - On November 29, 2011, Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team detectives arrested 34-year-old Ervan Ronnell Herring was arrested in connection with a March 2011 home invasion robbery. On March 3, 2011 at approximately 12:22 p.m., Ervan Herring and 29-year-old Ricky Ricardo Branch Jr. went to a residence in the 15500 block of Southeast Lincoln Street armed with handguns ...
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Tuesday November 29, 2011
Autopsy Results in Death of Woodburn Woman
SALEM, Oregon - Marion County Deputies were called to the home of a 57-year old Woodburn woman early Tuesday morning after she called 911 dispatchers to report a disturbance. Deputies Cody Lane and Jerry Wollenschlaeger arrived at the residence in the 8000 block of McCormick Street NE, at 12:13am. They contacted Nancy Ann Tucker and determined that she had called 911. Ms. Tucker was emotionall ...
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Tuesday November 29, 2011
Investigation Leads to Wildlife Crime Charges for Several Adults, Juveniles in Myrtle Creek
Last week, Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office, with the assistance of Douglas County Sheriff's Office, searched three Myrtle Creek area residences that led to charges for three adults and 2 juveniles. OSP Troopers Aaron Baimbridge and Jason Stone credited the involvement of one citizen who was willing to step forward with information considered ...
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Tuesday November 29, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Police have charged 26-year-old Tenvin Finonen with Assault in the Second Degree after this morning's stabbing at Southeast 142nd and Division. Finonen was located by East Precinct officers walking away from the crime scene and taken into custody. The victim, 31-year-old Antereas Uehara, suffered a serious stab wound to the abdomen and is now in serious condition at ...

Tuesday November 29, 2011
state police investigating Deschutes County DA's office
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police are investigating the Deschutes County district attorney's office at the request of the state attorney general's office, the district attorney says. District Attorney Patrick Flaherty said state police notified his office Monday that the attorney general's office recently asked for an investigation into a complaint of possible criminal wrongdoing. The in ...
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Tuesday November 29, 2011
OREGON CITY, Oregon - The Clackamas County sheriff's office wants to hear from anyone who was on a bicycle path late Thanksgiving night and may have information about the slaying of a homeless woman. The body of 50-year-old Dana Crippen was found about 1 a.m. Friday on the path under Johnson Creek Boulevard west of I-205, in the Happy Valley area north of Oregon City. She was previously know ...

Tuesday November 29, 2011
FLORENCE, Oregon - Fire investigators say they believe a fire that destroyed an unoccupied manufactured home in Florence was set. A renter lost her belongings in the fire yesterday but had not been living in the dwelling recently. Siuslaw Valley Fire Marshal Sean Barrett says several agencies are investigating the fire. ...

Tuesday November 29, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Portland woman says someone stole two of her pet rabbits and left a note saying they'd be in better hands. Fiona Petra said the rabbits were taken over the weekend from outside her home. In their place was a note from the HALO League. HALO stands for Helping Animals Live Outside. One of the rabbits, named Truly, was found Monday by a woman who recognized her from a news ...

Monday November 28, 2011
Father of 5 dies at age 38
PORTLAND, Oregon - The director of Portland's Office of Youth Violence Prevention and head of the Urban League's young professionals, Rob Ingram, died Sunday at the age of 38. His pastor, Bishop Steven Holt of International Fellowship Family, told The Oregonian Ingram died of a heart attack. Ingram led the city's Office of Youth Violence Prevention since 2007 and previously worked as a couns ...
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Monday November 28, 2011
Police investigating suspicious death of man in Forest Grove
FOREST GROVE, Oregon - Police and Washington County detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a man in Forest Grove. Officers who were asked to check on a 63-year-old man forced their way into his home Sunday and found him dead. He had not been seen or heard from for several days. Police are not yet saying why the death is suspicious. ...
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Monday November 28, 2011
Wandering wolf inspires hope and dread
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A young wolf from Oregon has become a media celebrity while looking for love, tracing a zigzag path that has carried him hundreds of miles nearly to California, while his alpha male sire and a sibling that stayed home near the Idaho border are under a death warrant for killing cattle. Backcountry lodge owner Liz Parrish thinks she locked eyes with the wolf called OR-7 on t ...
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Monday November 28, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon - More parents are opting out of school shots for their kids. An Associated Press analysis found that in eight states more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners aren't getting all the vaccines required for attendance. That's because more parents are seeking exemptions so their kids can skip some of the shots. Health officials are worried there could be outbreaks of diseases ...

Sunday November 27, 2011
38-year-old man killed in truck rollover crash
HALFWAY, Oregon A 38-year-old man from Idaho is dead from a crash near the eastern Oregon city of Halfway. Oregon State Police Sgt. Kyle Hove says Patrick Dimmick of Nampa was killed when his pickup truck rolled several times on highway 86. He says Dimmick was eastbound when for some reason his vehicle veered across the oncoming lane and off the roadway. The truck was discovered about 50 ...
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Sunday November 27, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland woman who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 1-year-old and emailing footage of the abuse to a Marine boyfriend overseas has begun serving a 25-year sentence. The Oregonian reports 25-year-old Inez Lambert went to prison Friday. She was sentenced this month in Multnomah County Circuit Court. In August, she pleaded guilty to two counts each of first-degree s ...

Sunday November 27, 2011
BEND, Oregon - A Bend-area grocery store manager was struck and killed by an Amtrak train while chasing his dog during a duck hunting outing in southeast Washington. The victim was identified as 47-year-old Steve Allison of Powell Butte, who was a longtime manager at the Albertsons supermarket in northeast Bend. Company spokeswoman Lilia Rodriguez says it is a tremendous loss for the Allison fa ...

Friday November 25, 2011
TALENT, Oregon (AP) — Authorities in Southern Oregon say an 11-year-old girl escaped serious injury on Thanksgiving Day when gunshots shattered the window near where she was sleeping. 28-year-old Aaron Daniel Adrian Merlina was arrested on attempted murder and other charges after the gunfire about 6:45 a.m. Police Chief Mike Moran in Talent says Merlina was at the doorstep and arguing throug ...

Friday November 25, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - Eugene police say Occupy protesters chanted and used a bullhorn during early shopping hours Friday at two Walmart stores, and one person was arrested on a trespassing charge. A group of protesters left one store after officers arrived about 2 a.m., but 20 to 30 people at another store an hour later continued chanting. Police say 18-year-old Derek Lewis of Eugene was using th ...

Friday November 25, 2011
Portland Fatal Crash at Columbia Boulevard at Northeast 42nd.
Portland Police responded just after 7 am this morning to a multiple car crash involving a Semi-tractor on Columbia Boulevard at Northeast 42nd Avenue. Once on scene officers determined that one person was fatally injured in the crash. The Traffic Division Major Crash Team is on scene conducting the investigation. Columbia Boulevard at 42nd will be closed to east and westbound traffic for seve ...
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Thursday November 24, 2011
Keeping it local for the holidays
Cotton Cloud Futons is a small business, and we've been cutting costs in this economic climate like almost every small business, and many of our customers. Even when times are tight people are encouraged to shop shop shop for the holidays. Big box stores and manufacturers spend millions on advertisements to tell us that the reason for the season should be shiny and new and spendy. We disagree. We ...
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Thursday November 24, 2011
PORTLAND, Oregon Curry County sheriff's deputies believe chain saw injuries killed a 25-year-old logger from Medford. Teodoro Ponce-Leon was found lying next to his chain saw with injuries to his face and neck Wednesday morning. He was working with a logging crew in the Chetco River drainage on land owned by the federal Bureau of Land Management. Sheriff's Deputy Ted Heath said it is likely ...

Thursday November 24, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - Police have arrested one person and are searching for two or three more after an altercation between two college students ended in a stabbing near the University of Oregon campus in Eugene. The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening. Alcohol is believed to be a factor. Police are searching for two or three people believed to have been pres ...

Thursday November 24, 2011
COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police have identified a 72-year-old woman who was killed in a crash north of Coquille in southern Oregon Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say Judy Lea Kollen was fatally injured after her Geo Tracker collided with a Ford Explorer when she tried to make a U-turn across a wet highway. The accident also injured five people in the Explorer, including three you ...

Wednesday November 23, 2011
EUGENE, Oregon - Two homeless men were convicted of third-degree assault for a fight with a Glenwood man and sentenced in Lane County Circuit Court. 44-year-old John Henry Chartrand was sentenced Monday to a year in jail and 49-year-old Carl Nels Pyritz to two years in prison. Pyritz got the longer term because of his criminal record. The two could have been sentenced to seven years in priso ...

Wednesday November 23, 2011
Marijuana cookies sends Gresham boy to hospital
GRESHAM, Oregon - A 15-year-old high school sophomore who got sick after eating too many cookies laced with marijuana was treated at a hospital. Sgt. Claudio Grandjean said the boy "ingested too many and he got sick." Gresham-Barlow School District spokeswoman Athena Vadnais said an ambulance was called to Gresham High School on Tuesday after a student headed to the nurse's office, saying he ...
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Tuesday November 22, 2011
PENDLETON, Oregon - An Eastern Oregon town's homeless population is wary of a new warming center because they fear police will conduct checks for outstanding warrants and arrest them. Pendleton police said the homeless should have no such concerns. Some people also voiced concerns that the warming center, which operates from a Pendleton home, asks people who stay overnight to leave at 6 a.m. ...

Tuesday November 22, 2011
Police discover body of missing Springfield man
SPRINGFIELD, Oregon - The body of a 53-year-old Springfield man was recovered in a county park late Monday morning by Springfield police after he was reported missing during the weekend. . The cause and manner of the man's death had not yet been determined, and authorities are investigating. An autopsy was conducted Monday by the Lane County Medical Examiner's Office. Springfield police cont ...
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Tuesday November 22, 2011
SALEM, Oregon - Gov. John Kitzhaber has imposed a moratorium on the death penalty for the remainder of his term, saying he's morally opposed to the capital punishment and has long regretted allowing two men to be executed in the 1990s. Kitzhaber (KITS'-hah-ber) announced the decision on Tuesday, giving a reprieve to a twice-convicted murderer who was scheduled to die by lethal injection in two ...

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