April 16 2014
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1 Judge Rules Wilson High School can not suspend student from lacrosse
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 12:00 PM
Judge Michael Simon.
PORTLAND, Oregon) — A federal judge has blocked the Portland schools from suspending a student lacrosse player for violating the drug-and-alcohol policy. Wilson High School administrators said the 17-year-old gave another student $10 to buy alcohol for an upcoming party. His parents said the d ... [More]    
2 Medford wife killing case going to the jury
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 11:57 AM
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The case of a man accused of killing his wife is going to a Southern Oregon jury. Closing arguments were made Tuesday, setting up jury deliberations in the case of 45-year-old Bourne Huddleston, a former Marine gunnery sergeant. Huddleston testified Tuesday that his wife, ... [More]    
3 Portland's car-free bridge named Tilikum Crossing
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 11:55 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After getting nearly 10,000 suggestions for the name of Portland's new bridge, officials have announced the winner. It's Tilikum Crossing, a Chinook word that means people, tribe and relatives. The bridge that's scheduled to open next year will be Portland's 12th across t ... [More]    
4 Police Officer Injured in SW Portland Shooting - Suspect in Custody
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 7:28 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon - UPDATE: Officers searching the area near where the suspect was taken into custody located the rifle associated with the suspect. Chief Mike Reese will be briefing media at 10:30 a.m., at Southwest Capitol Highway and Dolph Court. The Portland Police Bureau would like to ... [More]    
5 Portland man gets 15 years in murder plot
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 7:27 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 50-year-old man convicted of attempted aggravated murder in a plot to kill his partner in a southeast Portland market has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The Oregonian reports ( ) that Mohdsidek Habibullah was sentenced Tuesday. He and 45-year-o ... [More]    
6 Monica Wehby airs first ads of GOP Senate primary
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 7:26 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Monica Wehby (WEHB'-ee) is launching the first television ads in the Republican primary campaign for U.S. Senate. Wehby's campaign says the ads will begin airing statewide on Tuesday. They tout her opposition to President Barack Obama's health care law, declaring "Obamacare ... [More]    
7 Man sentenced to 10 years in mercy killing
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 4:23 PM
Man sentenced to 10 years in mercy killing
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A 29-year-old Southern Oregon man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing his roommate in what he said was a mercy killing. Charles Henry Teal of Myrtle Creek was sentenced Monday in Douglas County Circuit Court in Roseburg for manslaughter in the October 2011 s ... [More]    
8 Post office delivers card from before World War II
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 4:14 PM
Similar card written in 1940.
BUTTE FALLS, Ore. (AP) — The postcard's message is brief, written along its edge in fading pencil: "Arrived in Portland at 8 o'clock. Having a fine time. Be home sometime Sat. — Blanche." But the writing on the postcard, addressed to Florence Marion of Butte Falls, isn't its defining characterist ... [More]    
9 OSHA fines Port of Portland terminal operator
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 4:08 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The company that operates the Port of Portland's container terminal has been fined $18,360 following a safety inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Documents show the federal agency levied the penalty last week after a routine inspection of the Nor ... [More]    
10 Crews Battle fire in Portable Classroom at Highland Park Middle School
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 9:03 AM
At approximately 5:50am this morning TVF&R firefighters were dispatched to a fire in a portable classroom at Highland Park MS, which was located behind the main school structure. On arrival crews found the portable classroom fully involved with flames that were approximately 40ft high. Firefighters ... [More]    
11 Young Woman Dies After Medics Sent To Wrong Address
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 7:16 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit filed in Portland alleges that a 911 Spanish language interpreter botched the translation of an address, sending medics to the wrong place after a caller reported that a young woman could not breathe. The Oregonian reports ( ) the ... [More]    
12 Packy The Elephant Turns 52
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 7:13 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than a half century has passed since Packy the elephant's newsmaking birth at the Oregon Zoo. He's now a six-ton senior citizen and considered geriatric at age 52. He approached his birthday cake at a leisurely pace Monday, but zoo officials say he wasted no time demoli ... [More]    
13 Former Deputy Lake County Arrested Again
Monday April 14, 2014, 6:20 PM
Former Deputy Lake County Arrested Again
A former Lake County deputy who turned himself in Sunday morning, April 13, after a warrant was issued for his arrest was taken into custody again by Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives that evening and is now lodged in the Klamath County Jail. According to OSP Sergeant Robert Fenner, KENNETH T ... [More]    
14 Papermakers set to bring science skills to Sunshine State
Monday April 14, 2014, 6:18 PM
Camas High School's Science Olympiad teams hit a new record on Saturday with a first place win at the State Science Olympiad Tournament for the fourth year in a row. This on the heels of third and fourth place state-level wins earlier in March for Liberty Middle School and Skyridge Middle School res ... [More]    
15 Drunk Man Runs Into Train Near Salem, Dragged 300 Feet
Monday April 14, 2014, 9:41 AM
Courtesy of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office
SALEM, Oregon - 24-year-old Kyle Randall was reportedly knocking on doors and asking residents for a place to sleep. Deputies were called and noticed a plume of smoke in the distance that turned out to be a car fire and located the burned out carcass of the vehicle Randall had been driving in the An ... [More]    
16 Police help evacuate crowd from Portland concert
Monday April 14, 2014, 9:26 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police helped evacuate about 1,500 concert-goers Sunday night after a rapper "brought the house down" at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland. Police say officers helped control the crowd after structural damage to a support beam created an unsafe situation for an upstairs secti ... [More]    
17 Seventeen-year-old girl found safe; deputy turns himself in
Monday April 14, 2014, 9:25 AM
LAKEVIEW, Ore. - A former Lake County sheriff’s deputy who was wanted in connection with an investigation into an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old Lakeview girl turned himself in Sunday. The girl turned up later in the day. Oregon State Police said Kenneth Turkle, 42, was wanted ... [More]    
18 Woman dies in Springfield motel fire
Monday April 14, 2014, 9:22 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Oregon — Springfield fire and police investigators and the Lane County medical examiner's office are looking into the cause of a fire that killed a woman at a Springfield motel. Police say three other people in the room escaped the fire unhurt out a rear window. The room was fully ... [More]    
19 Cinder Block Dropped From I-5 / Creswell Overpass Injures Car Passenger
Monday April 14, 2014, 7:00 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to identify the person(s) responsible for dropping a cinder block from an Interstate 5 overpass early Sunday morning that broke through a passing vehicle's windshield and injured a woman inside the car. On April 13, 2014 at approximately ... [More]    
20 Damascus residents ready to exit city
Monday April 14, 2014, 6:59 AM
DAMASCUS, Oregon — Property owners in Damascus, Ore., are starting to take advantage of a law that allows them to secede from the city. Approved in March, House Bill 4029 allows properties on the boundary to leave the city southeast of Portland. The Oregonian newspaper reports ( ... [More]