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August 28, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Miley Cyrus’ date turns self in, posts bail in Oregon

The Associated Press DALLAS, Ore.  — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail. The director of Polk County Community Corrections in the Willamette Valley community of Dallas, Ore., says 22-year-old Jesse…


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August 28, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Officer shoots woman at Oregon gas station

The Associated Press PORTLAND  — An Oregon woman was shot by police Thursday after pointing a replica handgun at them following a car chase, authorities said. Amanda Lynn Gatewood, 44, of Springfield was listed in critical condition at a Corvallis hospital. Albany police Capt. Eric Carter said Gatewood was driving a stolen 2000 Suzuki Vitara when she led…


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August 26, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Miley Cyrus’ MTV awards date wanted by Oregon police

Update at 1:39 p.m.: Miley Cyrus said via Twitter: “People who are homeless have lived very hard lives. Jesse included.” She then asked: “Does looking down upon the homeless help people excuse their inaction?” Original post: The Associated Press PORTLAND — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has…


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August 26, 2014 at 9:44 AM

3 bodies of family members found in Oregon lake

The Associated Press Update at 2:35 p.m.: GASTON, Ore. — Divers recovered the bodies of a 40-year-old mother and her two children who apparently drowned in a popular lake west of Portland on Tuesday, a day after finding another family member — a 3-year-old grandson — drowned in the lake. The family — who lived together in nearby Hillsboro…


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August 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Police: Naked man beat cars, brawled at Oregon hemp fest

The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore.  — State police arrested a naked man who was beating on cars and getting into fights at a Southern Oregon music festival that promoted the benefits of hemp. Troopers went to the Jefferson State Hemp Expo in the Josephine County community of Provolt early Sunday and found four men holding the…


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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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