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February 18, 2015 at 10:11 AM

Oregon couple arrested after baby dies of starvation

The Associated Press ROSEBURG, Ore. — A Southern Oregon couple has been arrested on charges of murder by abuse after an autopsy determined their 7-week-old baby boy died of starvation. Douglas County sheriff’s deputies said Wednesday that 27-year-old Stephen Williams Jr. and 22-year-old Amanda Hancock were arrested Tuesday at their home in Glendale. Deputies say an ambulance was…


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February 18, 2015 at 9:13 AM

Medical examiner: Oregon man committed ‘suicide by cop’

The Associated Press OREGON CITY, Ore. — The state medical examiner’s office says a man fatally shot by Clackamas County deputies Sunday appears to have orchestrated his shooting as a suicide. Investigators said they encountered 34-year-old Bruce Steward in the town of Colton after they got a call reporting a stabbing. But deputies didn’t find a stabbing victim….


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February 17, 2015 at 10:07 AM

Knocked off Oregon bridge, motorcyclist in critical condition

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — A 73-year-old Salem motorcyclist is reported in critical condition after a traffic accident that threw him from a bridge into the Willamette River. Police say William Chamberland Jr. was trying to change lanes on the Marion Street bridge Monday when his motorcycle collided with a van. The bike hit the barrier on…


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February 13, 2015 at 6:26 AM

Police make 20 raids, 13 arrests in Portland-area heroin probe

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A federal investigation of heroin trafficking in the Portland area led to 20 raids this week in which 13 people were arrested. Court documents say the operation has been linked to at least two heroin-overdose deaths. The Oregonian newspaper reports police raided 20 homes and buildings Wednesday in Portland, Gresham and Beaverton in…


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February 12, 2015 at 7:35 AM

‘Angry owl’ signs start as a joke, become reality in Salem, Ore.

The City of Salem tweeted a photo Mark Becktel, Parks and Transportation Services Manager, holding one of the “angry owl” warning signs. The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — The city of Salem is posting new warning signs near a park and jogging hill where at least four people have been attacked by an owl. The…


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February 11, 2015 at 1:56 PM

Oregon diamond-theft mastermind sentenced to 9½ years

The Associated Press PORTLAND  — The mastermind of an interstate diamond theft ring has been sentenced to 9½ years in federal prison. Michael Young was the last of nearly a dozen defendants sentenced in the case that stretched from Florida to Oregon. The crew led by Young stole expensive diamonds from more than 20 stores, typically by using…


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February 11, 2015 at 7:40 AM

Fraternity, sorority held party at home of infected UO student

The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. — A fraternity and sorority held a party at the home of the third University of Oregon student diagnosed with a contagious bacterial infection — meningococcemia. Lane County Public Health is contacting the students to tell them they may want an antibiotic to stop the spread of the disease. KVAL reports the agency…


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February 9, 2015 at 11:58 AM

Police: Boy fires grandfather’s gun, loses part of a finger

The Associated Press GRESHAM, Ore. — Police say family members thought a 4-year-old Gresham boy was going to his bedroom for a toy when he left a Saturday night gathering with friends. Instead, police say, the boy carried a plastic stool into his grandfather’s bedroom. There, police believe, he took his grandfather’s 9-mm handgun off the top…


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February 9, 2015 at 7:22 AM

Thieves attempt to break into Oregon ATM with a chainsaw

The Associated Press HILLSBORO, Ore. — A Chase bank ATM in Hillsboro withstood an attempted break-in by two men with a chainsaw. Police say they pulled up to the drive-through ATM about 4 a.m. Sunday and attempted to cut the machine open. They were unsuccessful. KOIN reports ATMs have been the target of more than a half-dozen break-ins…


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February 6, 2015 at 11:03 AM

Oregon judge: Photos taken up teen’s skirt at store not illegal

The Associated Press HILLSBORO, Ore. — An Oregon judge has ruled that a 61-year-old man did nothing illegal when he crouched in the aisle of a Target store and snapped photos up a 13-year-old’s skirt. Lewd and appalling, yes, but not illegal, said Washington County Judge Eric Butterfield. On Thursday, Butterfield acquitted Patrick Buono of invasion of privacy…


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