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December 19, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Avian flu found in poultry in southern Oregon

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Avian flu has been found in a backyard flock of poultry in southern Oregon. The Oregon Department of Agriculture said Friday the same strain of the virus H5N8 that was recently discovered in a gyrfalcon in Washington state was found in a flock of about 100 chickens and guinea fowl kept privately…

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Comments | Topics: Avian flu, Douglas County, Ore.

December 9, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Prosecutors: Before tossing son off bridge, Oregon mom researched insanity defense

The Associated Press NEWPORT, Ore. — Prosecutors have told a judge that a woman accused of throwing her 6-year-old autistic son off a bridge on the Oregon coast had earlier done Internet research on the terms “guilty but insane” and “not guilty by reason of insanity.” KATU-TV reports that the judge at Tuesday’s hearing in Newport said…

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Comments | Topics: Jillian McCabe, Ore., Salem

November 3, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Police arrest woman for allegedly throwing son off Oregon bridge

The Associated Press UPDATE: Tuesday, 11:20 a.m. | A woman who appealed for money online to help care for her autistic son and disabled husband has been accused of throwing her 6-year-old boy to his death off an historic bridge on the Oregon coast. Andrew McCabe confirmed Tuesday that his sister-in-law, Jillian Meredith McCabe, had written an…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Newport, Ore., Yaquina Bay Bridge

October 22, 2014 at 4:23 PM

After Oregon shopping trip, little bear to undergo rehab in Lynnwood

The Associated Press ASHLAND, Ore. — Some shoppers at an Oregon drug store got a surprise when they saw a bear cub scurrying down the aisles. There was no sign of its mother. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday the bear has been taken to the PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood, for rehabilitation. Director Jennifer…

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Comments | More in General news, Weird news | Topics: Ashland, Ore.

August 31, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Seattle man found guilty in fatal Oregon crash

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A Seattle man has been found guilty of second-degree manslaughter after driving a car that crossed a center line and crashed head-on against another vehicle, killing two Seaside residents. The Daily Astorian reports that 40-year-old Sterling Maxwell Frinell was driving under the influence of methamphetamine, opiates and oxycodone when he crashed his…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Astoria, convicted, fatal crash

August 19, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Oregon woman accused of setting husband afire

MT. ANGEL, Ore. (AP) — A Mt. Angel woman accused of setting her husband on fire is jailed on an attempted murder charge. KPTV reports an officer on patrol Friday evening saw the woman and man outside their home and initially thought there had been an accident with a barbecue. The man, 43-year-old Timothy Bork, was flown…

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July 16, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Eugene police investigate swastika graffiti

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene police are investigating swastikas that were found painted onto mailboxes near a Jewish fraternity near the University of Oregon. The Register-Guard says the mailbox belongs to a neighboring apartment complex but directly faces the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin said there are no suspects at this time. Fraternity…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Eugene, graffiti, Jewish fraternity

June 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Deputy: Student, suspect dead in shooting at Oregon school

UPDATE: 10:35 a.m. |  A fuller story on the shooting is now available here. UPDATE: 10:07 a.m. |  TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon say a gunman fatally shot a student at a high school near Portland. Authorities said Tuesday the suspect also was dead and the situation is stabilized. The Multnomah County sheriff’s office said there were reports…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: high school, Ore., school shooting

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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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Ore., pit bull, Sherwood

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