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February 5, 2015 at 8:10 AM

Angry owl in Salem, Ore., park attacks 4th jogger

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — The angry owl in a Salem park has struck again. Brad Hilliard says he was jogging early Monday in Bush’s Pasture Park when he felt a scratch on the back of his neck and something swooped off with his favorite running cap. When he saw signs warning park visitors of aggressive owls,…

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January 20, 2015 at 6:03 PM

Salem, Ore., police investigate cat poisonings

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Police in Salem, Ore. say they have interviewed a person of interest in a case of suspected antifreeze poisoning that has killed at least eight cats. Lt. Steve Birr says the first cat began showing signs of poisoning on Friday evening and the most recent fatality happened Monday. An animal hospital in…

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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 9, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Prosecutors: Before tossing son off bridge, Oregon mom researched insanity defense

The Associated Press NEWPORT, Ore. — Prosecutors have told a judge that a woman accused of throwing her 6-year-old autistic son off a bridge on the Oregon coast had earlier done Internet research on the terms “guilty but insane” and “not guilty by reason of insanity.” KATU-TV reports that the judge at Tuesday’s hearing in Newport said…

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November 5, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Oregon teen, struck while jogging, dies of injuries

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Friends and family members gathered in Salem to remember a teenager who died after he was struck by a vehicle as he jogged. Authorities say 16-year-old Isaiah Guzman was hit from behind the evening of Oct. 22 as he ran in the rain along the rural road on Salem’s east side. Police…

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October 29, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Oregon police chase naked suspect, capture him in pants

SALEM, Ore. — Salem police say a man they tried to arrest at a house Tuesday was wearing nothing but underwear. The man fled out the back door. As they followed the suspect through yards and bushes in hilly West Salem, officers caught glimpses and realized he was now wearing nothing at all. When officers finally caught up…

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October 17, 2014 at 7:36 AM

Homes found for 24 Oregon bearded dragons facing eviction

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — A Salem woman says an outpouring of support from all over the country will save 24 bearded dragons she has to move or face eviction from her mobile home park. The Statesman Journal reports reptile rescuer Sherrie Baldwin is giving away her pet lizards this week — only requiring the new…

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October 3, 2013 at 12:57 PM

$26,000 stolen from Oregon prison — a quarter at a time

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Over the course of nine years, somebody has stolen about $26,000 from the Oregon prison system — a quarter at a time. That’s about 104,000 quarters. Visitors to the medium-security Oregon State Correctional Institution in Salem plunk the quarters into lockers before going through security. No one can figure out what happened to…

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