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April 16, 2014 at 7:58 AM

Portland police catch shooting suspect; find police dog dead

The Associated Press A man suspected of wounding a police officer was caught after a manhunt in southwest Portland, and searchers have found the officer’s police dog shot to death. The German shepherd had a least one fatal wound when it was found behind a hedge Wednesday morning. The police bureau spokesman, Sgt. Pete Simpson, says the wounded…


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March 27, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Oregon mom accused of killing son she perceived to be gay

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A prosecutor says an Oregon woman on trial for the murder of her 4-year-old son believed the boy was gay and that was a motive behind the deadly beating. Jessica Dutro’s son Zachary died in August 2012 after collapsing at the homeless shelter where his family was living southwest of Portland. The Oregonian reports…


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March 17, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Cat that trapped Portland family now in shelter

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A 22-pound house cat that trapped a Portland family in a bedroom this month has been taken to the Multnomah County Animal Services shelter. Shelter director Mike Oswald tells The Oregonian the family called animal services on Monday and asked workers to come get the cat named Lux. Oswald says the family hasn’t…


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March 14, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Man sleeping in cardboard hurt in Portland recycling truck

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A 27-year-old man suffered serious injuries when he was dumped into the back of a recycling truck. Portland police say Liam O’Grady fell asleep in a bin filled with cardboard that was picked up Friday morning. Once the compactor was activated, the truck driver heard screams and stopped the crusher. Officers and paramedics freed…


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March 3, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Rescuers extricate worker after trench collapses near Portland

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A trench for sewer workers collapsed Monday in suburban Portland, and one was buried to his waist in the 15-foot hole. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said the worker was removed from the hole in the afternoon after spending more than three hours in the dirt and mud. The man was alert during…


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February 21, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Fugitive from Montana arrested in Portland

Fugitive Kevin Anthony Briggs, who was wanted by the FBI after escaping custody in Montana earlier this month, was arrested without incident in Portland tonight. The FBI offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the location and arrest of Briggs, 28, who was wanted on state charges of aggravated assault, sexual…


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February 19, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Man sues Oregon restaurant over mashed potatoes

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A man who says he broke two teeth when he bit into some mashed potatoes is suing an Outback Steakhouse restaurant in Portland. Roger Branstetter says there were bits of broken porcelain in the food in February 2012 when he cracked two molars, and he says a manager admitted that bits of a…


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February 6, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Washington man wanted in slaying of Oregon public employee

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Authorities say a Clackamas County employee was fatally shot on the job, and the gunman remains on the loose. Sheriff’s Lt. Robert Wurpes says the victim was a weighmaster, a worker who ensures commercial truck drivers adhere to weight limits on roads. The sheriff’s office says the suspected gunman — 41-year-old Dirck White of…


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January 29, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Portland police: Suspect in shooting then shot himself in pants

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland police say a man suspected of shooting a neighbor in the leg is being treated for an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound to his testicles. Sgt. Pete Simpson told The Oregonian the 40-year-old man’s wound is “consistent with somebody putting a gun in his pants.” The initial shooting occurred Tuesday night in the…


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