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Speeding motorcycle chase ends in Hwy. 97 crash, arrest

A 27-year-old Tigard motorcyclist accompanied by a Portland woman led Oregon State Police on an off-and-on pursuit at speeds of up to 149 mph until he crashed at slower speed on Highway 97 near Lava Butte late Wednesday afternoon, then ran and was captured nearby, troopers said Thursday.

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Bend transient accused of burglary, arson in $265,000 office blaze

A 47-year-old transient faces arson, burglary and other charges, accused of breaking into a southwest Bend office building early Thursday and setting a fire that caused  $265,000 in damages, police and fire officials said.

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Firefighters stop Terrebonne van fire from reaching house

Redmond fire crews called to a Terrebonne vehicle fire late Wednesday night found a van ablaze and stopped the flames from spreading to the adjacent home, where its owner was sleeping inside.

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US judge rules Greenpeace in contempt for Portland protest

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge in Alaska has ordered Greenpeace USA to pay a fine of $2,500 for every hour that protesters continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland for the Arctic.

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'Warrant' scammers using DCSO captains' names

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said it received several reports Wednesday and Thursday from citizens saying they got calls from scammer claiming to be captains Scott Beard or Erik Utter and seeking payments for supposed arrest warrants.

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8 states probe slain Springfield man's possible serial killer ties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say police in at least eight states are investigating unsolved cases that may be linked to an Oregon man who was recently killed by an escort in West Virginia.

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WLWT

Ex-cop posts bond in DuBose shooting

Former University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing posted bond Thursday after pleading not guilty to charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 19 shooting death of Samuel DuBose.

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3 Eugene reports of kids locked in hot cars on 100-degree day

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A mom is facing charges related to her child being left in a hot car on Wednesday.

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Ore. work-related deaths decline overall, but reach 5-year high

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Work-related deaths are declining historically in the state, but reached a five-year high in 2014.

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Oregon Military Dept.

Oregon National Guard's top general gets promotion

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The head of the Oregon National Guard is getting a promotion.

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Anti-vaccine mom charged with kidnapping daughter

On May 13, 2014, South Florida resident Robert Baumann went to pick up his daughter, Lilly, from the home of her mother, Megan Everett. When he got there, Everett and Lilly were nowhere to be found.

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