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Suspect arrested in shooting of Klamath deputy

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting a Klamath County sheriff's deputy in the face during a traffic stop was arrested Thursday after a nearly 18-hour manhunt, and the wounded deputy's condition has improved from critical to serious.

Van collides with Portland streetcar

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A police spokesman says a van driver who reports that his brakes failed has collided with a northbound streetcar in downtown Portland. One person aboard the streetcar reported an injury.

Note left for sex assault victim leads to arrest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an apology note with a phone number left outside the door of an Oregon sexual assault victim has led to a man's arrest.

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Smoke lessens from wildfires in Oregon Cascades

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Smoke from the Oregon Cascade Range wildfires blamed for making the air unhealthy over a wide area has lessened, a spokeswoman for fire crews said Thursday night.

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See Spot saved with oxygen masks

EUGENE — When firefighters respond to a house fire in the Eugene-Springfield area, they’ll now be better prepared to rescue not only human victims of smoke inhalation, but furry friends in distress as well.

Threat made against Hood River toll bridge

The Hood River toll bridge was shut down for a time Wednesday night after the Klickitat County Sheriff’s office dispatch received a bomb threat by phone. In a call at 10:11 p.m., the caller told the dispatcher a bomb would detonate on the bridge in 20 minutes, then disconnected. The bridge is owned by the Port of Hood River.

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Feds allow logging after huge California wildfire

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan released Wednesday that allows loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists called it a travesty and threaten to sue.

Wolf pack is 1 attack near limit for kill order

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon's wolf packs is one livestock attack away from becoming the first to be considered for a kill order under the state's unique rules.

2,100 Oregonians have to switch health coverage

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — About 2,100 Oregonians will have to re-enroll in health care because they were incorrectly enrolled either in Medicaid or in a commercial health plan by the state.

Port of Vancouver to lease railcars for crops

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Port of Vancouver has signed a deal to start hauling agricultural goods from North Dakota to the West Coast in rail cars that otherwise would come back empty after transporting supplies for the oil industry.

Two plead guilty to murder in informant killing

DALLAS, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors in Polk County, Oregon, say two men have pleaded guilty to murder and been sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the kidnapping and killing of a police informant last December.

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Judge won't stop water for Klamath salmon

A federal judge Wednesday denied a request by irrigation suppliers in California's Central Valley to stop emergency water releases intended to help salmon hundreds of miles away in the Klamath Basin survive the drought.

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Biologist: New collar for wolf OR-7 no easy matter

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Biologists trying to put a new GPS tracking collar on Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, could be camping out in the southern Oregon Cascades for weeks before they are successful.

20 years: man wounded friend, shot self in groin

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It wasn't the first time Joseph Johnson III had shot someone, but his decision to stuff a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun down the front of his pants as he fled had dramatic consequences.

Small plane crashes near Chehalis airport, 1 dead

CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) — The police chief of the southwest Washington city of Chehalis confirms that one person has died in the crash of a small plane.

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