Teen Arrested For Grabbing Girl In Salem Store

Posted by Jeremy Scott on April 30, 2015

SALEM, Ore. — A tip from social media led police to the man accused of grabbing a 16-year-old girl in a sexual manner at the T.J. Maxx clothing store on Commercial Street Northeast on April 12th.

19-year-old Alejandro Silva was arrested Thursday, one day after police reported the encounter.  He’s charged with harassment and sex abuse.

The girl says she was coming out of …

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Pilot Identified As Vancouver Man

Posted by Jeremy Scott on April 30, 2015

LINN COUNTY, Ore. — Authorities have positively identified the pilot whose body was found in his small plane that crashed on Mount Tom in southern Linn County last week as 41-year-old Lee Leslie of Vancouver.

“The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified the deceased through dental records,” said Sheriff Bruce Riley.

The crash site was about 20 miles northeast from where Leslie …

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Cleveland High Choir Silenced

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on April 30, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Cleveland High School choir will not be participating in the state championships next week because their application was incomplete.  One page was missing and after the school took the matter to several levels, the Oregon School Activities Association ended up saying, “the rules are the rules”.

176 schools are entered in the competition.  Two others besides Cleveland failed …

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Oregon Supreme Court Strikes Down Some PERS Cuts

Posted by Associated Press on April 30, 2015

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday that some of the 2013 cuts to public-employee retirement benefits are unconstitutional, wiping out much of the savings lawmakers were aiming for and likely raising pension costs for state and local governments.

The justices said workers were promised an annual inflation increase of up to 2 percent, and the Legislature can’t scale it …

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Blazers Season Ends in Game Five

Posted by Associated Press on April 30, 2015
Beno Udrih, Damian Lillard

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies missed one chance to finish off their first-round series and get some much-needed rest before facing the Golden State Warriors.

They didn’t waste a second, especially on their own court.

Marc Gasol had 26 points and 14 rebounds as the Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 99-93 on Wednesday …

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