USCG to Hear Input on Closing Newport Facility

Posted by Associated Press on October 20, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to attend a community meeting in Newport on Monday about the pending closure of one of its three air facilities along the Oregon coast.

40 to 50 missions that are flown out of the Newport facility every year will be re-routed to North Bend or Astoria.

Captain Todd Trimpert, who heads up …

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Sherwood Couple and Baby Daughter Die in Crash

Posted by Christina Kemp on October 19, 2014
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Lost Lake, Ore. — A Sherwood couple and their baby girl died Saturday morning in a crash on Highway 20 west of the Santiam Pass. KGW is reporting that 34-year-old Fred Fefelov and his wife 28-year-old Tiffany were on their way to a church marriage retreat. Their 7-month-old daughter was with them.

State Police say the couple lost control of their Dodge …

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Murder Suspect Robs LO Bank

Posted by Associated Press on October 19, 2014
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LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon (AP) – A man suspected of robbing a bank in Lake Oswego over the weekend is also a suspect in his aunt’s murder and another bank robbery.

Lake Oswego police on Sunday said Teddy Stivahtis is suspected of robbing a Key Bank branch Saturday morning. The Oregonian reports he used a note to get an undisclosed amount of …

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SUV Crashes into Lake

Posted by Anna Erickson on October 19, 2014
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KLAMATH FALLS – A woman was hurt Saturday when her car went off the highway and into Klamath Lake.

Around 1:00pm, 23-year-old Ashley Willburn was driving her SUV along Highway 140 West near milepost 58 when, she drifted onto the westbound shoulder for unknown reasons.  Willburn over-corrected, bringing her SUV back onto the road but then veered off, crashing into the …

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Man Charged in Oregon Girl’s Disappearance

Posted by Christina Kemp on October 18, 2014
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MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) – Federal authorities say the San Francisco Bay Area man accused of bringing a 14-year-old girl he met online back to his home traveled to Oregon with his daughter to pick her up.

The Contra Costa Times reports that 41-year-old Blake Robert Johnston, of Martinez, appeared in court on Friday. He has been charged in U.S. District Court in …

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