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July 30, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Police: Oregon woman vanished after buying snacks, pills

The Associated Press MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — Investigators say a 38-year-old Dundee, Ore., woman vanished last week after withdrawing a small amount of money from an ATM, fueling her SUV and buying a Gatorade, trail mix and a non-lethal amount of sleeping pills. Capt. Jeff Kosmicki of the Newburg-Dundee police said Tuesday the disappearance of 38-year-old Jennifer Huston is still…


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July 26, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Oregon man arrested over bribe for traffic ticket

TILLAMOOK, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say they arrested a man after he tried to bribe a trooper to tear up a citation during a traffic stop. Officials say 20-year old Austen Corno, a Milwaukie resident, offered the trooper $360 to tear the citation up. Corno was stopped on Friday along Highway 101 in Tillamook County…


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July 25, 2014 at 1:32 PM

50 children from Mexican border taken to Oregon

The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal officials say 50 immigrant children are being relocated from the Mexican border to Oregon, and Gov. John Kitzhaber says they are welcome. Kitzhaber says the state will continue to welcome children fleeing hardship and violence while waiting for Congress to change immigration policies. He says the children don’t “deserve to…


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July 25, 2014 at 7:38 AM

Oregon toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

The Associated Press Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon 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 on Tuesday evening and knocked it out of gear. Witnesses say it rolled down the street, through an intersection and into…


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July 14, 2014 at 11:30 AM

6,000 lightning bolts start many small Oregon fires

The Associated Press PORTLAND  — Lightning struck Oregon more than 6,000 times Sunday and Monday, touching off small fires by the dozens. Such a barrage can be expected to cause numerous “sleeper” or holdover fires in coming days. Northwest fire spokeswoman Robin DeMario says lightning spread from Oregon’s coast between Tillamook and Newport into a fan shape that…


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July 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Remains found where Oregon teen went missing in 2005

The Associated Press MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. — Loggers have found human remains scattered near a Blue Mountains recreation area where an Eastern Oregon teenager went missing nine years ago. The East Oregonian reports that state medical examiners are investigating. Loggers found the skeletal remains Monday off a road near Harris Park, which is owned by Umatilla County. It’s about…


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July 7, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Tacoma man arrested after I-5 chase in Oregon

The Associated Press CRESWELL, Ore. — Oregon State Police have arrested a Tacoma man after an Interstate 5 chase that reached speeds of more than 100 mph and may have involved a gunshot fired at a passing truck. Lt. Gregg Hastings says 24-year-old James Carl Voshell was booked Monday into  Lane County Jail in Eugene for investigation…


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July 6, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Humpty Dumpty takes great fall at Oregon’s Enchanted Forest

TURNER, Ore. (AP) — A 40-year-old Humpty Dumpty took a great fall at the Enchanted Forest theme park in Turner over the weekend. Park officials say the popular attraction fell Saturday when two men tried to climb his wall and accidentally pulled him down. KGW-TV reports Humpty Dumpty was an original sculpture by Salem artist…


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June 24, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Wounded Oregon police officer in fair condition

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A police officer shot during a traffic stop in Rainier, Ore., is reported in fair condition at a Portland hospital. Authorities say Officer Russell George was shot Monday by a motorist he stopped on U.S. Highway 30. The bullet went through the Rainier officer’s hand and hit his chest, which was protected…


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June 16, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Oregon school shooter laid to rest; questions remain

The Associated Press GRESHAM, Ore. — The 15-year-old boy who fatally shot a fellow freshman at an Oregon high school last week has been laid to rest. About 200 friends and relatives of Jared Padgett remembered him for many things Monday, but not the violent act that will forever define him. They recalled a smiling, curious boy who…


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