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March 11, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Oregon dog owner fatally stabs attacking pit bull

SHERWOOD, Ore. (AP) — Sherwood police said a man defending his own dog fatally stabbed an attacking pit bull. Police said Aaron Shields told officers the attacking dog bit both him and his pet as they left their house Monday evening. He said he tried to stop the attack but couldn’t, so he retreated to the house,…

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January 28, 2014 at 7:42 AM

Oregon woman wants cremated husband’s gold teeth

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — A Newberg woman wants to know what happened to her late husband’s 15 gold teeth after he was cremated. Beverly Horttor told KATU the funeral home told her the metal vaporizes in the heat. But the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board says that’s not the case — the temperature does not consume gold…

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December 3, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Oregon students tend pot growing operation, get paid in pot, say police

WEST LINN, Ore. (AP) — Police say they have busted a pot ring linked to West Linn High School. Investigators believe a 51-year-old man hired high school students to tend his marijuana growing operation and paid them in marijuana. They also say marijuana was sold at the school through a network of student dealers. Police raided the…

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November 26, 2013 at 7:28 AM

Lakeside, Ore., man accused of punching 13-year-old

LAKESIDE, Ore. (AP) — A 34-year-old Lakeside man who was looking for the boy who elbowed his 10-year-old son in a football game is accused of punching a 13-year-old in the head. Coos County investigators arrested Mark Andrew Colton on Saturday on a charge of second-degree assault. Tthe incident happened in October when Colton’s son was playing…

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November 7, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Ore. students sent home; bullet hole in door

MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. (AP) — Classes have been canceled for the rest of the week at a northeastern Oregon school after a custodian found a bullet hole in the front door — and the bullet was found lodged in a rear door down the hall. No one was hurt. Pleasant View Alternative School Principal Suzy Mayes says the…

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October 7, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Inmates briefly take control of part of Oregon youth prison

The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Authorities say 11 inmates rioted at a youth prison in Southern Oregon, taking over a portion of the Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility in Grants Pass for several hours. Superintendent Ken Jerin told the Grants Pass Daily Courier (http://bit.ly/19vEFPS ) that one guard had to barricade himself in an office…

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October 3, 2013 at 12:57 PM

$26,000 stolen from Oregon prison — a quarter at a time

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Over the course of nine years, somebody has stolen about $26,000 from the Oregon prison system — a quarter at a time. That’s about 104,000 quarters. Visitors to the medium-security Oregon State Correctional Institution in Salem plunk the quarters into lockers before going through security. No one can figure out what happened to…

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October 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Abandoned sailboat washes up in Ocean Shores

The Associated Press OCEAN SHORES — A 40-foot sailboat that had to be abandoned in a helicopter rescue off Tillamook, Ore. during Saturday’s storm, has washed up at Ocean Shores, about 100 miles north. KBKW reports police spotted the boat’s mast Wednesday and they recovered what they could during low tide, including the dinghy. The boat is breaking…

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September 30, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Oregon man drops gun, bullet lodges in his neck

The Associated Press YAMHILL, Ore. — The Yamhill County sheriff’s office says a 52-year-old man fumbled a handgun when he pulled it from a holster, the weapon hit the floor, and a bullet traveled through his torso into his neck. The sheriff’s office said in a statement that man was reported in good condition after surgery Sunday…

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