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August 15, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Wisconsin man waives hearing in case of Oregon woman’s death

The Associated Press KENOSHA, Wis. — A former police officer accused of killing two women and hiding their remains in a pair of suitcases has waived a preliminary hearing in southern Wisconsin. Steven Zelich is charged with first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in Kenosha County Circuit Court where he’s accused of killing Jenny Gamez, of Cottage…


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August 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Local Sasquatch hunters, and other stuff you might have missed this week

The weirdest stories on this week ran the gamut from mythical creatures up for debate to actual creatures out for a stroll. It was also a week of extremes: record heat, record rainfall (thanks, nature!), and what are likely some of the highest Web traffic numbers a year-old Times story has ever gotten (thanks, Facebook!). Read…


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August 14, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Fugitive mom arrested in southern Oregon

The Associated Press MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — Yamhill County authorities say a woman who ignored a court order to return her son to the boy’s father has been arrested in southern Oregon. The sheriff’s office said 31-year-old Michelle Lee Chandler of Amity was arrested Thursday on charges of custodial interference and contempt. A court last year ordered the 4-year-old…


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August 7, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Evacuated after Oregon fire, some residents return

The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Some residents of the 275 homes evacuated in the path of a wind-drive wildfire in Oregon’s Columbia Gorge have been allowed to return. Fire spokeswoman Tina O’Donnell said Thursday that the danger to the community of Rowena overlooking the Columbia River about 75 miles east of Portland had eased and…


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August 7, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Oregon woman revives reptile with CPR

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — When Sherrie Dolezal found her beloved pet Del Sol floating face up and unconscious in his pool earlier this week, she did what any critter-loving great-grandmother would do: she immediately began chest compressions and forced air into his mouth. She didn’t give up. Working for what she said felt like…


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August 5, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Body of missing Oregon woman found

Update at 4:55 p.m.: The Associated Press PORTLAND  — The body of missing Oregon woman Jennifer Huston was found Tuesday, and investigators said there was no evidence of foul play in the mystery that gripped the Pacific Northwest for nearly two weeks. Newberg-Dundee police were notified at 10:30 a.m. that a property owner found Huston’s green 1999…


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August 1, 2014 at 1:14 PM

1 child dead, 1 hurt in Cannon Beach; Wash. woman sought

The Associated Press UPDATE, 5:32 p.m. | ASTORIA, Ore. — Authorities in Clatsop County, Ore., say a 2-year-old girl has been found dead at a Cannon Beach inn, a 13-year-old child was injured and the mother is being sought. Cannon Beach Police Chief Jason Schermerhorn says a housekeeper discovered the children Friday morning at the Surfsand Resort….


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August 1, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Missing Oregon woman may be in the San Juan Islands

The Associated Press FRIDAY HARBOR — An Oregon woman who has been missing more than a week may be in Washington’s San Juan Islands. San Juan County Sheriff Rom Nou told KOMO that detectives in Oregon told him Jennifer Huston may be in the San Juans or on her way there. Her family says she had spent time in the…


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July 31, 2014 at 6:29 AM

Searchers find no sign of missing Oregon woman

The Associated Press MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — It’s been a week since 38-year-old Jennifer Huston of Dundee disappeared, and searchers are running out of leads. Newberg-Dundee Police say searchers in the air and on the Willamette River looked without success Wednesday for an oil sheen that may have indicated a car in the water. Searchers also checked roads…


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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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