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April 14, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Oregon man arrested for DUI after crashing car into train

The Associated Press JEFFERSON, Ore. — Marion County sheriff’s deputies say a driver crashed into a train before daybreak, ran from his burning car and asked neighbors for a place to sleep. The sheriff’s department reported Monday that 24-year-old Kyle Randall was arrested on a drunken driving charge after the neighbors called officers about 5 a.m. Saturday. Deputies…

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April 10, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Ore. judge: Flashing your headlights is free speech

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A local judge in Southern Oregon has ruled that flashing your headlights to warn other drivers that a sheriff’s deputy is approaching is protected as free speech under the Oregon Constitution. In a ruling filed Wednesday in Jackson County Justice Court in Medford, Judge Joseph Charter ruled that truck driver Christopher Hill…

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February 19, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Son of notorious Oregon child killer charged in homicide

The Associated Press CANBY, Ore. — His grandfather sits on California’s death row, and his father avoided a death sentence by pleading guilty to killing two Oregon girls. Now Francis Weaver, 31, is one of three men charged with murder in what Canby, Ore., police describe as a drug deal gone bad. Police allege Weaver and co-conspirators sought…

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February 13, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Ore. gun-control bill hits snag in committee

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon bill that would require background checks for private gun sales appears to be in trouble. Senate President Peter Courtney has promised to allow a vote in the full Senate if the measure can get out of the Judiciary Committee. But there wasn’t enough support in Judiciary, so on Thursday that…

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February 12, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Bad weather scrubs efforts to airlift injured backcountry skiers

UPDATE, 12:45 p.m., Wed. | GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Bad weather has scrubbed efforts to airlift two injured backcountry skiers who survived an avalanche that killed two others in northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains. Baker County Undersheriff Warren Thompson said Wednesday morning that two National Guard helicopters had to turn back due to low visibility, and…

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February 12, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Rescuers try to reach injured skiers after Oregon avalanche

Update at 11:23 a.m.:| The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Bad weather has scrubbed efforts to airlift two injured backcountry skiers who survived an avalanche that killed two others in northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains. Baker County Undersheriff Warren Thompson said Wednesday morning that two National Guard helicopters had to turn back due to low visibility, and efforts…

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February 7, 2014 at 7:34 AM

Washington man suspected in fatal shooting still at large

The Associated Press OREGON CITY, Ore. — The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says a man suspected of fatally shooting a county road weighmaster remains at large Friday. A dispatcher says officers continue to look for 41-year-old Dirck Morgan White, of Edgefield, Wash. He was wanted on an arrest warrant from Pierce County, Wash., for a weapons violation. The…

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January 27, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Woman sentenced to 5 years for ecoterrorism fires

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A woman accused of taking part in ecoterrorism firebombings has been sentenced to five years in prison. Rebecca Rubin pleaded guilty to conspiracy and arson in October. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken in Portland said Monday that Rubin showed contrition and lived in “an emotional prison cell” during her seven years as a fugitive…

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January 19, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Oregon bakery stands by wedding cake decision

PORTLAND (AP) — An Oregon bakery stands by its decision to deny a cake for a same-sex wedding. The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa tell KATU-TV that their religious beliefs have not changed after Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries determined the Portland-area bakery violated the civil rights of a same-sex couple. Owner Aaron Klein…

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