Newberg City Manager Cleared of Criminal Misconduct

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 31, 2015

NEWBERG, Ore. — An outside investigation of Newberg City Manager Jacque Betz has found no evidence of criminal misconduct.

Betz was under investigation by the Marion County District Attorney’s office after she put Newberg-Dundee Police Chief Brian Casey on leave earlier this month with no explanation as to why.

The City Council held an emergency meeting on July 20th and put Betz on administrative …

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Shell Oil Ship Departs For Alaska Despite Protests

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 30, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Environmentalists got in the way of a Shell Oil ship leaving Swan Island to drill in the Arctic Ocean.  The icebreaker Fennica finally left town on Thursday night, more than a day behind schedule.

Protesters rappelled from the St. Johns Bridge early Wednesday while activists in kayaks took to the Willamette River.

The ship was scheduled to leave dry dock on …

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Cecil’s Not Alone

Posted by Mike Turner on July 29, 2015

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

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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One Dead in Damascus Shooting

Posted by Associated Press on July 29, 2015

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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