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April 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Oregon man dies as wave turns log into bludgeon

The Associated Press FLORENCE, Ore. — A man who was one minute relaxing against a large log on an Oregon beach was the next minute fatally injured when a large wave turned his backrest into a bludgeon. The Oregon State Police said the man was with family members Sunday and sitting on the sand near Florence,…

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April 21, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Bank robber who killed himself in Oregon remains a mystery

Law enforcement officials in Oregon are hoping someone will recognize this bank robber and provide information on his background. The man, identified as Joseph Thomas Johnston, 71, fatally shot himself on April 10 after robbing a bank in Ontario, Ore. Johnston was pulled over by police after the robbery and shot himself on the side of a road south…

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March 4, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Oregon officers find car driven by missing Federal Way man

Officers located the car belonging to a missing Federal Way man this afternoon at an Interstate 5 rest area north of Albany, Ore., according to the Oregon State Police. Adam Standridge, 32, was reported missing Monday when he didn’t return home after he went to meet with an unknown person at a Federal Way…

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October 16, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Ex-Oregon state detective pleads guilty to having sex with prostitute

The Associated Press PORTLAND — An ex-Oregon State Police detective accused of having sex with a prostitute while on duty pleaded guilty Monday to official misconduct and was sentenced to seven days in the Multnomah County Jail. KOIN reports 50-year-old Richard Narvaez worked for Oregon State Police for 23 years and resigned in September. He was assigned to…

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December 16, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Two Vancouver, Wash., residents killed in Oregon car crash

The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon State Police say two residents of Vancouver, Wash., were killed in a car wreck after they tried to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone on a snow-covered road. Richard Bruce Fraker was driving a Ford F-250 on Highway 97 north of Redmond on Saturday when he tried to pass…

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December 6, 2011 at 9:23 AM

Oregon cop finds 5 pounds of pot in Kirkland woman's car

A 37-year-old Kirkland woman was arrested last night after a state trooper found five pounds of marijuana and a small amount of cocaine in her car during a traffic stop near Salem, Ore. The Oregon State Police trooper stopped the woman’s 2002 Mercury Sable for a traffic violation around 11:12 p.m. on northbound…

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