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January 22, 2015 at 11:28 AM

Man dies of fall while watching Oregon sunrise

The Associated Press ESTACADA, Ore. — A man fell to his death early Thursday from a cliff on a Clackamas County mountain that’s popular for watching the sunrise. The Oregonian reports friends told search and rescue workers they were using flashlights at a viewpoint atop Goat Mountain about 3 a.m. but couldn’t find the man. Fire Lt. Clint…


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January 21, 2015 at 6:51 PM

Doctors seek link between paralysis in 2 Oregon girls, virus

PORTLAND — Two Oregon girls are suffering from sudden paralysis, and doctors are trying to figure out whether it was caused by enterovirus 68. Dr. Richard Leman of the state Health Authority says more than 100 American children have suffered recently from such muscle weakness. About a third had enterovirus 68. Infectious disease specialists want to know…


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January 20, 2015 at 6:23 AM

Deputy kills escaped bull that charged an Oregon man

The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — A Washington County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed an 800-pound bull that had escaped a fenced pasture and knocked down a man Monday in Cornelius, about 25 miles west of Portland. The sheriff’s office says it was one of seven bulls that escaped Sunday from a nearby farm. The other six…


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January 6, 2015 at 6:28 AM

No parole for Oregon man who killed family 25 years ago

The Associated Press PORTLAND — The Oregon Board of Parole has denied parole for a man who killed his wife and two young children 25 years ago. Now 58 years old, Yoshio Morimoto, recounted the crime in his September appearance before the Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision. The Oregonian reports the board decided last week to…


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January 5, 2015 at 11:31 AM

Oregon farmer killed by falling hay bales

The Associated Press MADRAS, Ore. — A Central Oregon farmer has been killed by falling hay bales. Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins says the 76-year-old farmer apparently was moving the hay when several bales fell and pinned him against his tractor, likely suffocating him. Adkins says the bales of alfalfa hay weighed 80 to 90 pounds. KTVZ-TV reports the…


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January 5, 2015 at 8:17 AM

Oregon fatality blamed on SUV passing in no-passing zone

The Associated Press HILLSBORO, Ore. — The Washington County sheriff’s office says a fatal collision on a road near Cornelius was caused by an SUV passing another vehicle in a no-passing zone. The SUV hit a car driven by 22-year-old Maria Lara Martinez of Hillsboro who died Sunday at the scene. The driver of the SUV and a…


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December 31, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Crash spills hatchery salmon on Oregon highway

UPDATE, 3:10 p.m. | The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore.  — Oregon state police are investigating whether the driver of a tanker truck was drunk when it crashed and spilled thousands of baby salmon onto a road in western Oregon. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife estimates 11,000 juvenile salmon died in Tuesday’s wreck on state Route 126…


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December 24, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Seaside, Ore. man accused in death of 2-year-old girl

The Associated Press SEASIDE, Ore. — Authorities in Seaside say a man living in the home where a 2-year-old girl died of blunt force trauma has been charged with aggravated murder. Police Chief Dave Ham said 26-year-old Randy Lee Roden of Seaside was living with the mother of Evangelina Wing. Ham said the 24-year-old mother, Dorothy Wing, has not…


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December 21, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Oregon police investigating death of child in Seaside

The Associated Press SEASIDE, Ore. — Authorities are investigating the death of a young child in Seaside, Ore. The Oregonian reports the death was called into 9-1-1 early Saturday and police are releasing little information about what happened, including the child’s name and age. The state Department of Human Services has taken custody of other children found in…


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