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December 17, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Third suspect arrested in Portland school shooting

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland police say a third suspect has been arrested in their investigation of a shooting outside an alternative Portland high school that injured four young people. The arrest came after a chase late Tuesday in Marion County, about 40 miles south of Portland. Police say the suspect is 16 years old. Police say the…

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December 17, 2014 at 6:08 AM

Portland: 4 pipe bombs tossed from fleeing car

The Associated Press PORTLAND —Police are still looking for a man who threw four pipe bombs out his car window as he fled from an officer Tuesday in Portland. None exploded, but officers called off the chase. Portland police say they’re looking for 43-year-old Neal Allen Panschow. He was driving a silver 2002 Honda Civic two-door, Oregon license…

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November 26, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Crow seizures: 30 birds dead in Portland parks

PORTLAND — Police say 30 dead crows have been found in downtown Portland parks after reports that they were having seizures. A police spokesman says there’s no apparent reason for the deaths. The Audubon Society has been called in to help with the investigation. The birds were found Wednesday morning in three areas: Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park…

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November 25, 2014 at 12:56 AM

In Portland, small Ferguson protest is peaceful

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A small group of demonstrators gathered in downtown Portland to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. KATU-TV reports  that some chanted “No Justice, No Peace” outside the Justice Center, but the rally was mostly calm. No arrests were…

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November 19, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Where’s Waldo bandit sentenced in Portland

PORTLAND — A man called the Where’s Waldo bandit was sentenced Tuesday in Portland to five years in prison. The Oregonian reports police gave Ryan Homsley his nickname from photos of a 2010 robbery in Tualatin that showed him wearing a striped shirt and glasses like the Where’s Waldo cartoon character. Homsley was released from prison in…

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November 18, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Police investigating Portland students recording sex acts

PORTLAND — Portland police detectives are investigating after receiving reports that some students at Grant High School have recorded students having sex on and off campus, then shared those videos with other students. A police school resource officer reportedly learned of the activity last week and told school administrators. KATU-TV reports that sharing videos of minors having…

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November 17, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Portland homeless man escapes after tent is set on fire

PORTLAND — Officers say somebody poured gasoline or another flammable liquid on a homeless man’s tent and set it on fire, but the man and his dog were uninjured. The Washington County sheriff’s office says the 47-year-old man called police late Saturday. He told deputies he was asleep near Forest Grove when he heard someone outside the…

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November 13, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Portland snow threat eases; Seattle gets sun

UPDATE 10:30 a.m. | By midmorning, forecasts for up to 6 inches of snow in the Portland area Thursday were being sharply reduced. Temperatures were staying higher than expected, with the possibility of sleet or freezing rain falling in some areas.  The most recent forecasts said only a small chance of snow remained, but less than 3 inches. A light snow…

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November 12, 2014 at 7:32 AM

Portland woman killed with gunshots, arrows

PORTLAND — The autopsy report on a woman found slain Monday at a southwest Portland home showed she was killed by multiple gunshots and two arrow wounds. Police found the body of 46-year-old Nicolette Elias when they responded to a report of gunshots. Authorities say her ex-husband, 47-year-old Ian Elias, later shot and killed himself at a…

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November 11, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Portland cyclist injured by falling tree in heavy wind

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland police say a large tree fell during heavy wind, striking a cyclist and damaging an occupied car. The tree fell Tuesday during the onset of a severe weather system in northwest Oregon. The cyclist’s injuries were not life-threatening, police said. Occupants of the vehicle were not injured by the falling tree. The tree…

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