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1 Injured Missing Elderly Waldport Man's Crashed Car Found Down Embankment Alsea
Friday July 25, 2014, 8:46 AM
An alert Benton County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) deputy found a vehicle Thursday morning down an embankment off Highway 34 belonging to an elderly Waldport man reported missing the day before to Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. The man was rescued from his vehicle northeast of Alsea and taken to a Cor ... [More]    
2 OREGON MAN SHOT BY POLICE GETS 10 YEARS IN PRISON
Friday July 25, 2014, 8:44 AM
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A Springfield, Oregon, man shot a police officer in March has been sentenced to a decade in prison. The Register-Guard ( HTTP://IS.GD/G3YVEK ) reports 41-year-old Brian Walker pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted first-degree assault and multiple counts of ­menacing and unlaw ... [More]    
3 POLICE HAVE DESCRIPTION OF MEDFORD ARSONIST
Friday July 25, 2014, 8:43 AM
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A witness has given Medford police the description of a man who might be responsible for a string of arsons in the southern Oregon city. The Mail Tribune reports ( HTTP://IS.GD/WQ6Y0N ) a witness reported seeing a man crouching down in the area where a small fire sprang up W ... [More]    
4 3-Year-Old By Crashes Jeep Then Runs Home To Watch Cartoons
Friday July 25, 2014, 8:43 AM
MYRTLE CREEK, Oregon -- A toddler crashed a Jeep into a Myrtle Creek home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Authorities say the 3-year-old boy wearing only a diaper climbed into the Jeep Tuesday evening and knocked it out of gear. Witnesses say it rolled down the street, through an in ... [More]    
5 Squirrels And Wasps Damaging Oregon Oak Trees
Thursday July 24, 2014, 3:35 PM
Squirrels And Wasps Damaging Oregon Oak Trees
Recently, Stewardship Foresters with the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) have been receiving phone calls from landowners, homeowners and other members of the public concerned about the appearance of numerous dead branches and leaves on Oregon White Oak trees. Investigation by agency forester ... [More]    
6 MURDER SUSPECT IN LOINCLOTH SURRENDERED AT FOOD BANK
Thursday July 24, 2014, 3:34 PM
Police said they found Daniel Martinson walking from a local food bank carrying a box of food. (Photo: Oregon State Police)
CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon murder suspect who was wearing a wreath of twigs and a bright yellow loincloth when he was arrested this week did not offer any explanation for his attire. ... [More]    
7 Injury Traffic Crash West Of Rainier in Columbia County
Thursday July 24, 2014, 10:36 AM
COLUMBIA COUNTY - Wednesday afternoon an injury injury resulted from a traffic crash involving a commercial truck and passenger car along Highway 30 about four miles west of Rainier. The crash closed the highway for about one hour and a detour was established for area traffic for about two hours. ... [More]    
8 Investigation into Officer-Involved Shooting in Reedsport
Thursday July 24, 2014, 10:34 AM
The investigation into last Thursday's officer-involved shooting in Reedsport is continuing by the Douglas County Major Crimes Team, led by Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division. When completed, the investigation will be provided to the Douglas County District Attorney' Office f ... [More]    
9 TWO MORE WEEKS FOR HONEYBEE RESULTS
Thursday July 24, 2014, 10:29 AM
PORTLAND, Oregon -- The mystery of the dead honeybees in Clackamas County will take a little longer to solve. The Oregon Department of Agriculture says it collected dead bees from four locations to screen for pesticides, but has not yet to test them because the lab is backed up with other project ... [More]    
10 2 WOMEN ACCUSED OF USING FORGED CHECKS IN MEDFORD
Thursday July 24, 2014, 10:27 AM
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- Police in Medford, Oregon, arrested two Los Angeles women accused of using forged travelers checks. The Mail Tribune newspaper reports ( HTTP://IS.GD/UVKIBK ) 56-year-old Kimberly Campbell and 50-year-old Deborah Townsend were booked into the Jackson County Jail. Each is cha ... [More]    
11 NRA INSURANCE ALLOWS WHITE CITY RANGES TO REOPEN
Thursday July 24, 2014, 10:25 AM
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- Shooting ranges in White City are reopening after the National Rifle Association agreed to provide insurance coverage. The 18 ranges were forced to close July 1 because their insurance carrier dropped coverage after a man filed a claim after he was injured by a piece of debr ... [More]    
12 PORTLAND MAN SUES BOY SCOUTS; SEEKS $5.3 MILLION
Thursday July 24, 2014, 10:25 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Portland man who says he was molested by his Scout leader in the mid-1970s has filed a lawsuit seeking $5.3 million against the Boy Scouts of America. The suit filed Wednesday says the national Scouting office allowed the Portland branch to hire Calvin Malone, even though ... [More]    
13 FEDS WILL NO LONGER OVERSEE BEND'S ADA COMPLIANCE
Thursday July 24, 2014, 10:23 AM
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- After 10 years, the U.S. Department of Justice will no longer supervise the city of Bend's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Bend Bulletin ( HTTP://IS.GD/ZG0USC ) reports the agency informed the city of the decision Wednesday, more than six months before ... [More]    
14 PORTLAND TELLS NEIGHBORHOOD TO FIX OWN POT HOLES
Thursday July 24, 2014, 7:07 AM
PORTLAND TELLS NEIGHBORHOOD TO FIX OWN POT HOLES
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The city of Portland is telling a neighborhood with poor streets to fix its own pot holes. The city says street repairs are not its responsibility in the southwest Portland neighborhood because the roads were not up to code when the area was annexed. Diane Dulken with th ... [More]    
15 POISON SUSPECTED IN DEATH OF OREGON POLICE DOG
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 5:02 PM
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- A recently retired police dog for the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office has died, and investigators are checking to see if poison is the cause. Undersheriff Jim Littlefield said Wednesday that a veterinarian suspects the 9-year-old German shepherd named Yosh died from poiso ... [More]    
16 Child Care Facilities Have Owners Witih Marijuanna Cards
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 4:57 PM
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Five Oregon home-based, day-care centers are owned by people who have medical marijuana cards, officials said, prompting Gov. John Kitzhaber to say they should have to choose between their business and their pot. The state Office of Child Care has long viewed medical marijuana ... [More]    
17 FIREFIGHTERS CHASE NEW FIRES SPARKED BY LIGHTNING
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 4:54 PM
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A band of thunderstorms moving across Oregon sparked dozens of new wildfires that crews chased Wednesday. Oregon received 19,000 lightning strikes since Tuesday afternoon, resulting in at least 25 new fires covering a total of 160 acres, stretching from the southern Casc ... [More]    
18 17-year-old Missing Girl Found
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 11:18 AM
Sierra Shaver ran away on Monday, police said.
UPDATE: Portland police say 17-year-old Sierra Shaver has returned home and is no longer missing.
PORTLAND - Police are asking for help finding 17-year-old Shaver, who ran away from her Portland home. "Sierra ran away from home on Monday July 21, 2014, and was later seen in the company of 41- ... [More]    
19 Obama signs emergency declaration for Wash. wildfires
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 11:11 AM
A line of fire snakes along a hillside at dusk Friday, July 18, 2014, in Winthrop, Wash.
WASHINGTON - President Obama signed an emergency disaster declaration Wednesday for areas of Washington state scorched by wildfires. The declaration makes federal emergency aid available to supplement state and local response efforts in the area affected by wildfires. The president's action au ... [More]    
20 4-year-old Stormy A.J. Kennedy Found, Mother Arrested
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 10:58 AM
Stormy A.J. Kennedy, 4, is missing after her mother, Kimberly Gibson, right, allegedly struck Kennedy's father with a van. (Clark County Sheriff's Office)
UPDATE: A 4-year-old girl and her mother were found in Kelso Wednesday, days after they were last seen after the mother allegedly assaulted the child’s father. Kimberly Ann Gibson was arrested on the outstanding charge of secon-degree assault and the girl was reunited with her father.
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