Cecil’s Not Alone

Posted by Mike Turner on July 29, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Zoo’s African Exhibit Director Laura Weiner points out that lions are currently a threatened species but not endangered but that could soon change.

The latest trophy hunt has sparked awareness about the so-called “canned” hunts by U.S. tourists in Africa.

It’s estimated that trophy hunters kill more than 600 lions each year.  The annual loss amounts to 2% …

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Eugene Man Admits to Sending Suspicious Letters

Posted by Associated Press on July 29, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police questioned and released a man believed to be responsible for suspicious letters sent to two dozen sheriff’s offices this week.

Police say 34-year-old Lance Storm did not appear violent or dangerous and is not believed to be a threat to the community.

Investigators say Storm was forthcoming and eager to discuss the letters.  He told police …

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Teen Takes Off From Police, Twice

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 29, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A 19-year-old got away from police once this week, but he couldn’t escape a second time.

Austin Wilfong was arrested in North Portland near Pier Park on Tuesday night after a short chase.  He took off from his vehicle and ran into the park.  He was caught when he tripped while running.

The night before, he took off from a disturbance at …

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One Dead in Damascus Shooting

Posted by Associated Press on July 29, 2015
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DAMASCUS, Ore. — The Clackamas County sheriff’s office says one man was killed and another was injured during a mobile home park shooting in Damascus Tuesday night.

Deputies responded to the River View Mobile Home Park just before 6 p.m. after reports of shots being fired.

Sgt. Nathan Thompson says deputies found two men with gunshot wounds. One man died at the …

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TriMet Defends Handling of Solo Bus Ride by 5-year-old

Posted by Brett Reckamp on July 28, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — TriMet is defending the incident involving a 5-year-old girl riding the bus alone.  The child got on the No. 71 Line early last Thursday morning and ended up spending about an hour and a half on the bus as she road from near her home at SE 122nd & Foster to the Clackamas Town Center.

In a statement …

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