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Doughnut-Wielding Vandals Terrorize Neighborhood

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Weird News

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — There's mischief afoot in one suburban Portland neighborhood, but police say it doesn't involve the typical spray paint or br...

Teen Who Wrote Cryptic Message Before Vanishing Found

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.10.2014 | Crime

Police in Washington state say they have found a teen who mysteriously disappeared after leaving a cryptic message in her journal. According to the...

Foster Mom Recalls Oregon Woman Found In Suitcase

Associated Press | M.L. JOHNSON and GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 07.01.2014 | Crime

An Oregon teenager identified Monday as one of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases in Wisconsin had a hard time after giving up her son to ...

Drunken Transient Stole 1930 Ford Model A, Crashed It Into River, Police Say (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.24.2014 | Crime

Authorities say an intoxicated homeless man stole a fully restored antique automobile over the weekend and crashed it into an Oregon river. Accordi...

Police: Bank Robbery Note Was On Grocery Receipt

Posted 05.09.2014 | Weird News

An Oregon police affidavit says a robber at the Home Federal Bank two weeks ago demanded money by giving the teller a note written on the back of a gr...

Captured: Inmate Who Fled 6 Days Before Release

Posted 05.01.2014 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say an inmate who served 272 days then escaped from a north Portland prison with less than a week to go has been recapt...

Man Knocks Out Teen Who Elbowed His Son: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.26.2013 | Weird News

It's not the knockout game, but it is a knockout over a game. An Oregon father is in jail after allegedly knocking out a teenager after his son was...

Officer Shot At House Fire

AP | Posted 11.04.2013 | Crime

OREGON CITY, Ore. -- OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting a police officer who responded to a fire at his home was later found dead,...

Woman Killed With Sledgehammer

AP | Posted 11.01.2013 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. -- PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Newly unsealed court documents in Oregon show a sledgehammer was used in the October slaying of a retired ut...

Teen Allegedly Shoots, Kills 2 Men On Hunting Trip

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 10.04.2013 | Crime

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy on a deer hunting trip shot and killed two others in the hunting party at a cabin in...

Man Kills Wife After Complaints About Lack Of Birthday Wishes: Police

AP | Posted 09.19.2013 | Crime

BEND, Ore. -- An 86-year-old Oregon man on trial for the shooting death of his wife carried out the attack after a series of grievances with his famil...

Man High On Mushrooms Fires Police Gun, Busts Out Of Handcuffs: Cops

AP | Posted 07.31.2013 | Weird News

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- A man who was high on mushrooms entered an Oregon city hall, struggled with officers, grabbed and fired a sergeant's gun, and broke...

84-Year-Old Says Someone Stole $17K From Her Drawer

AP | Posted 06.30.2013 | Weird News

EUGENE, Ore. -- An Oregon woman residing in an assisted-living facility says she withdrew $17,000 in cash from the bank to buy a mobile home and pay s...

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Grim Anniversary For Missing Oregon Boy

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

Today marks a grim anniversary for the family of Kyron Horman — it has been three agonizing years since the little boy disappeared from Portland, Or...

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'Little People, Big World' Star Speaks Out About Harassment, Death Threats

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.01.2013 | Crime

Stardom has never looked so scary to Matt Roloff and his family. The Roloffs -- stars of the reality TV show "Little People, Big World" -- are the ...

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'Little People, Big World' Stars Get Disturbing Threats

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.30.2013 | Crime

Reality TV dad Matt Roloff and his family are the victims of increasing and disturbing online threats. According to the Washington County Sheriff's...

Man Who Rubbed Glue In Women's Hair Now Accused Of Ejaculating In It

Posted 05.15.2013 | Weird News

Cream rinse! Jared Weston Walter, 26, is accused of masturbating and ejaculating on heads of TriMet bus passengers in Portland, Oregon, The Oregoni...

Psychiatrist Booby-Trapped Bike Trails

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 05.01.2013 | Weird News

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A psychiatrist pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to 30 days in jail for planting booby traps that injured Oregon mountai...

Drunk Slammed 4-Year-Old's Head Into Floor, Killing Him: Sentencing

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.21.2013 | Crime

When his girlfriend's 4-year-old son knocked over his beer, Gerardo Chavarria snapped. The 24-year-old Keizer, Ore. man was sentenced to 25 years i...

American Guilty Of Christmas Bomb Plot

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 04.03.2013 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. — Three hours before they handed down a sentence that could put an Oregon man in prison for life, deliberating jurors sent a note...

'Prostitute' Walks INTO Police Department For Fake Client, Gets Arrested

AP | Posted 01.24.2013 | Crime

SALEM, Ore. -- Authorities say a 20-year-old Portland woman drove 50 miles to reach the man she thought was her client after being solicited for prost...

American Terrorism Suspect Was 'Kid' Entrapped BY FBI: Defense

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 01.18.2013 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. -- For days, prosecutors in an Oregon terrorism trial have hammered jurors with recording after recording in which undercover agents ga...

Witnesses Say Terror Suspect Was Eager To Bomb And Felt 'Betrayed' By Father

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 03.17.2013 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon terrorism suspect allegedly waited just 12 minutes to tell a man he thought was an al-Qaida recruiter that he wanted ...

Accused Terrorist Just 'An Impressionable Kid': Lawyer

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 03.14.2013 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. — There's no dispute that a 19-year-old Muslim college student tried to set off a car bomb at Portland's 2010 Christmas tree ligh...

Women Claims Boyfriend Choked Her With His Dreadlocks

AP | Posted 01.08.2013 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Police in Oregon say a woman told officers that her boyfriend choked her with his dreadlocks. Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson say...