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Floating Strip Club Accused Of Dumping Human Waste In Alaska Harbor

Byler, who pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday, was released on $25,000 bail, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Reardon said. Riedel-Byler is expected to be arrested soon.

02/27/2015

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Georgia Man Finally Buried After Earlier Funeral With Wrong Body

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man whose body was left in a state crime lab after a mix-up has finally been buried in Augusta. A coroner says the mistake at the state crime lab […]

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Stacey Armato of Hermosa Beach says TSA agents at the Phoenix airport tried to force her to have her breast milk X-rayed. (ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Oregon Couple Who Made Self-Lactation Pornography Let Baby Starve To Death

An affidavit filed by deputies says the parents told investigators they did pornography, which involved the mother self-lactating while others paid to watch online. Williams and Hancock said they fed the baby milk several times each day but never took him to a doctor.

02/18/2015

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Oregon Man Says Officers Punched Him, But Camera Shows Him Hitting Himself

The sheriff’s department said Tuesday the footage shows 33-year-old Aleksander Robin Tomaszewski hitting himself, leaving two black eyes.

02/18/2015

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Hatchet-Wielding Oregon Man Shot By Deputies Made Fake 911 Report Of Stabbing Suspect

The man was identified Monday as 34-year-old Bruce Lee Steward of Colton, an unincorporated community 35 miles south of Portland along Oregon 211 between Molalla and Estacada.

02/16/2015

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Police Chase Tractor-Trailer 34 Miles, Dodge Refrigerator, Shoes Thrown By Suspect

The driver refused orders to leave the cab, police said, so troopers entered and used a stun gun to subdue him. He was taken to a hospital because officers believed he was under the influence of a controlled substance, namely Xanax, and for other injuries, police said.

02/15/2015

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Carjacker Thwarted Because He Didn’t Know How To Drive A Stick Shift

Concord police Lt. Tim Runyon says the carjacker ordered the victim at gunpoint to drive him to another location, where he forced the owner out of the car. Runyon says the carjacker tried to drive off, but gave up when he couldn’t operate the manual transmission.

02/15/2015

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Woman Stung By Scorpion On Flight From Los Angeles To Portland

Meanwhile, flight attendants killed the scorpion and checked overhead compartments for any additional unwanted arachnids. The flight then took for at 8:40 p.m., about an hour late. Members of Oregon State University’s men’s basketball team were on the flight, Cosgrove said.

02/15/2015

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Firing Squads A Step Closer To Reality After Utah House Narrowly Approves Revival Bill

A handful of inmates on Utah’s death row were sentenced before the law changed and still have the option of going before a firing squad in a few years once they have exhausted any appeals. It was last used in 2010 when Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed by five police officers with .30-caliber Winchester rifles.

02/13/2015

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Dog Saved From Late Owner’s Euthanasia Order Is Euthanized After Cancer Diagnosis

Best Friends Animal Society said Tuesday in a statement posted to its blog that it euthanized the dog named Bela after tests revealed fast-growing cancer in the dog’s lungs.

01/27/2015

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Kirby Delauter, County Councilman, Threatens To Sue Newspaper Over Using His Name

“Use my name again unauthorized and you’ll be paying for an attorney,” the Republican official told a Frederick News-Post reporter in a Facebook post that’s been ridiculed on the Internet and by the newspaper.

01/06/2015

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Portland Considers Suing Pabst Over Using Sign Promoting Music Festival

The city owns the trademark for the sign, which sits atop the White Stag building in Old Town. It shows a leaping stag at the top of an Oregon-shaped sign.

01/05/2015

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