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Oregon company stopped from accepting abortion waste

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A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power. More>>

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Meth now the leading cause of drug-related deaths in Oregon

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The Oregon State Medical Examiner released statistics showing 222 people died in connection to the use of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine or a combination of those drugs in 2013. More>>

Wanted man accused of stealing Civil War-era pistols from Aurora shop

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Marion County deputies are asking for the public's help identifying a theft suspect who stole $5,000 worth of Civil War-era pistols from an Aurora antique shop.
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Apparent lightning strikes at Mount Bachelor lifts

It appears that lightning struck at least twice in nearly the same place, disabling two lifts on the west side of the Mount Bachelor ski area. More>>

High-speed chase ends with arrest in Salem

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A 43-year-old man was arrested in Salem early Thursday morning after a 30-mile police chase, according to Lt. Greg Hastings with the Oregon State Police. More>>

Waldport firefighter to lose leg to cancer

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Jiah Quayle has been diagnosed with senovial sarcoma, and has a cancerous tumor growing in the arch of his left foot.


 
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Tornado deaths on the decline in 2014

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A quiet tornado season, social media may be responsible for lower tornado deaths in recent years. More>>

Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105

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LaMarcus Aldridge's son JJ, who turned 5 on Wednesday, texted him after the Portland Trail Blazers' playoff win and told him he looked like Spider-Man on one of his dunks. More>>

Petan's hat trick puts 'Hawks on brink of WHL Finals

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Nic Petan had a hat trick as the Portland Winterhawks won Game 4 of the Western Conference Final 5-1 over the Kelowna Rockets to take a 3-1 series lead Wednesday at the Moda Center in front of 9,744 fans. More>>

Skiers enjoying spring snowfall on Mount Hood

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More than a foot of snow has fallen on the upper elevations of Mount Hood making for good spring skiing conditions. More>>

Scappoose police: 2 men tried to lure kids into their car

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Scappoose police are on the lookout for two men who they say might be trying to lure kids into their car.
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Robbery victim: 'He said this is a needle full of AIDS, open the cash drawer'

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A robber threatened a woman working in a downtown Portland ice cream shop with a syringe he claimed was full of AIDS, according to police. 
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Magnitude 6.7 quake off British Columbia coast

The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 6.7 quake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island. More>>

Salem author recovers from accident, back to storytelling

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A Salem author survived getting hit by a car two years ago and now he's back to doing what he loves to do.  More>>

Police: Portland city employee tipped off tow driver in major auto theft case

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A Portland city employee is accused of accepting cash for tipping off a tow truck driver about abandoned vehicles as part of a major auto theft investigation. More>>

Police: 3 in Eugene hit by darts from passing SUV

Police in Eugene, Ore., say three people have been hit by 4-inch darts shot from a dark-colored SUV in separate attacks this month. More>>

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