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December 16, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Deputies: Oregon man wounded nuisance cat with arrow

The Associated Press PHOENIX, Ore. — A southern Oregon man has been accused of shooting a neighbor’s cat with an arrow because it harassed his own cats and knocked over his garbage cans. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says the man called the cat a nuisance. Deputies said in an affidavit the arrow went through the cat’s abdomen….

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December 15, 2014 at 7:37 AM

Police: Oregon hit-and-run victim carried 11 blocks on luggage rack

The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Police have arrested a suspect in a hit-and-run fatality in Springfield in which the victim was carried for 11 blocks on a luggage rack before police say he either was removed or fell into the street. The Register-Guard reports  investigators arrested 30-year-old Isabel Gloria McDaniel of Veneta on Saturday. Police say…

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December 11, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Wind fells tree, killing homeless man in tent in Southern Oregon

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Authorities in Southern Oregon say high wind toppled a tree Thursday that killed a homeless man sleeping in a tent along the Pacific Crest Trail. The Medford Mail Tribune reported the man’s son called authorities about 5:30 a.m. The Jackson County sheriff’s office said 40-year-old Phillip Crosby complained of difficulty breathing and died…

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December 11, 2014 at 7:37 AM

Worker dies in Oregon sawmill accident

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A worker who was trapped in machinery died at the Weyerhaeuser sawmill in Cottage Grove. He was identified by the Lane County sheriff’s office as 31-year-old Justin Simons. KVAL reports he was free of machinery when South Lane County Fire and Rescue arrived Tuesday afternoon but died at the scene of his injuries. The…

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December 10, 2014 at 7:34 AM

Deputies say man took heroin, needles to Oregon court

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore.— A man arriving for arraignment in Salem on a charge of possessing heroin had hypodermic needles and what appeared to be a ball of heroin in his pocket. The Marion County sheriff’s office says 23-year-old Michael Durban told officers at the Marion County Circuit Court annex he “got mixed up” and forgot…

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December 8, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Hospital: Pharmacy error led to patient’s death in Oregon

The Associated Press PORTLAND — An Oregon hospital says last week’s death of a patient who was given the wrong medication occurred because of the error of a hospital pharmacy worker who inadvertently filled an IV bag with the wrong drug. The mistake was one of several revealed Monday by the St. Charles Health System that led…

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December 5, 2014 at 7:33 AM

Oregon’s Multnomah County approves $15 minimum wage

The Associated Press PORTLAND — The minimum wage for Multnomah County employees will be $15 an hour starting in July 2016. The county Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to gradually increase the wage for the lowest-paid in the county labor force, such as on-call and temporary employees like election workers. The Oregonian reports about 150 now earn the…

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November 25, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Fishermen’s wives sue to keep Oregon rescue station open

The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The wives of fishermen from Oregon’s largest commercial fleet are suing to stop the U.S. Coast Guard from closing its rescue helicopter station in Newport. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Eugene argues that closing the Newport Air Station would violate the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which…

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November 24, 2014 at 8:25 AM

2 men injured in blast trying to make hash oil in Oregon restroom

The Associated Press TIGARD, Ore. — Police say two men were injured in a blast in the restroom of a Tigard service station where they were trying to make hash oil from marijuana and butane used in the process exploded. The two Tigard men — 18 and 23 years old — took themselves to Providence St. Vincent…

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November 18, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Rescued: 4 Washington residents stuck in Oregon snow

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore.  — Marion County sheriff’s search teams have rescued four southwest Washington men who lost their way en route to Bagby Hot Springs in Oregon’s Mount Hood National Forest and got their rented SUV stuck overnight in more than a foot of snow. Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Baldridge says rescuers found the four Tuesday afternoon,…

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