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  1. Portland jury acquits man in 1980 cold-case murder of PSU convenience store clerkRead the original story w/Photo

    36 min ago | OregonLive.com

    Antonio Wabol sits next to his defense attorneys, Christopher Clayhold and Deborah Burdzik , on Wednesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court. A Portland jury unanimously acquitted a 55-year-old man of aggravated murder on Wednesday after he fought accusations that he fatally shot a Plaid Pantry convenience store clerk 35 years ago.

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  2. More charges for man who killed dog in 'cruelest way possible'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Examiner.com

    ... evidence Nistor responded: Nestor told the police and the family they would never find Leo's body, however Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and a volunteer search and rescue team located the dog's body one day later. "The dog's remains have been ...

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  3. Jefferson High student accused of sexually violating another in school hallway to get 3 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | OregonLive.com

    ... many different ways," the mother said. "She's withdrawn. She shuts out the world when she comes home." But Multnomah County Circuit Judge Jean Maurer said that although she wasn't part of the negotiation process, plea agreements often are made to ...

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  4. NW Cornelius Pass Road reopens after fatal crashRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Oregonian

    Crews reopened Northwest Cornelius Pass to traffic between U.S. 30 and Skyline Boulevard at 3:45 p.m., according to Multnomah County. Lt. Steve Alexander, a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office spokesman, said the woman was traveling north toward U.S. 30 when for an unknown reason her car drove off the road and tumbled down an embankment at milepost 3. Alexander said firefighters with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue began a rope recovery of the woman's body at about 1:15 p.m. Her car has been recovered and removed from the scene following an investigation.

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  5. Portlanda s Cold Case Unit Scores AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KXL-AM Portland

    ... victim survived. Luis Gonzalez, 41, was already in jail on unrelated charges and was transferred to the Multnomah County Jail on Wednesday. 35-year-old Ramone Gonzalez was caught by Gresham Police in the morning. Both are charged with murder and six ...

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  6. Man shot in the back after fight near Cinco de Mayo Festival, court records showRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    ... according to a probable cause affidavit. Witnesses heard Holdman then say to Sanders, "Hand me the stuff," Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Glen Banfield wrote in the affidavit. They reported that Sanders handed Holdman a semi-automatic ...

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  7. How a grassroots movement favored by Oregon activists is pushing investors to skip fossil fuelsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Business Journal

    ... city hall in support of a fossil fuel investment ban on Valentine's Day. 350PDX is also in talks with Multnomah County, which reportedly divested from oil when a bond matured and it put its money in a separate industry. Polishuk said she was ...

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  8. Police arrest 2 in killing of Portland teenager in 2001Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

    Cold case homicide detectives arrested two men in connection with the 2001 killing of a suspected gang member in outer southeast Portland. Portland police said Wednesday that Ramone Gonzalez and Luis Gonzalez have been booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of murder and attempted aggravated murder.

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  9. Courtesy Metro - Artists rendering of proposed Oregon Convention Center Headquarters Hotel.Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

    ... refer the financing plan to Metro voters. Although opponents apparently gathered enough signatures to place Multnomah County's participation in the plan on the ballot, a county Circuit Court judge ruled it was an administrative decision not subject ...

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  10. Woman says used car salesman attacked her in back room, offered to discount down paymentRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    ... the lack of eyewitnesses and other supporting evidence -- is also why police didn't send the case to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for possible criminal charges to be filed. The sex crimes unit was criticized in a 2007 city audit ...

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  11. NW Cornelius Pass Road closed by fatal accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Sherwoodgazette.com

    ... U.S. 26. Although the Washington County portion has been widened and repaved over the years, the portion in Multnomah County, where the accident occurred, is narrow and twisty, with steep embankments on either side. According to the Multnomah County ...

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  12. Home invasion suspect presents U.S. Marshal's badge, orders Portland residents to turn over money, drugs, court records sayRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Oregonian

    Three men accused in a March 12 home invasion in Southeast Portland : Ricky Allen Gruetzke, 46, Scott Anthony Woods, 47, and Bradley Sylvester Mercer, 46. A fingerprint left behind on an urn in a Southeast Portland home helped lead investigators to suspects in a violent burglary and home invasion that occurred in March, according to court documents. Police say Ricky Allen Gruetzke, 46, and two co-defendants burst into a home on Southeast 122nd Avenue on March 12 and presented a U.S. Marshal's badge, while ordering occupants to give him all their money and drugs, Multnomah County deputy district attorney Kelley Cloyd wrote in a probable cause affidavit.

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  13. Fatal crash leads to closure of Cornelius Pass Road between NW Skyline and US 30Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Oregonian

    Lt. Steve Alexander, a spokesman for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, said the woman was traveling north toward U.S. 30 when for an unknown reason her car drove off the road and tumbled down an embankment at milepost No. 3. Alexander said firefighters with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue began a rope recovery of the woman's body at about 1:15 p.m. The crash closed Northwest Cornelius Pass road from U.S. 30 to Northwest Skyline Boulevardp; Alexander said it would not open again until at least 3 p.m. and perhaps as late as 4 p.m. Possible alternative routes around the crash scene include Northwest Newberry and Cornell roads for small trucks and cars.

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  14. Portland seeks $2 million grant to tackle rape kit backlogRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | HeraldNet

    About half of the rape kits collected by Portland police during a 29-year span have never been submitted to the state crime lab for testing. With federal money now available to tackle the backlog, the Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County Sheriff's office are applying for a share to help fund more detectives, a prosecutor and crime lab workers to get the untested kits finally processed.

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  15. Multnomah County Republican Party Chairman Becomes an Uber DriverRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Willamette Week

    Last week, Uber vice president David Plouffe declared at a TechFestNW panel that the ride-sharing company had already recruited 500 drivers in Portland. On May 1, Fruits-an adjunct urban studies professor at Portland State University known for his anti-tax, pro-free market views-began driving for Uber and chronicling his fares on his website .

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  16. Portland police arrest 2nd person linked to shooting near Cinco de Mayo FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Oregonian

    ... and unlawful use of a weapon, Simpson said. Police also booked 20-year-old Bruce Jeffrey Holdman into the Multnomah County Jail early Wednesday on charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon. A 19-year-old man was ...

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  17. Portland man accused of killing brother's Rottweiler pleads not guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    Abel Nistor attended a hearing in Multnomah County Circuit Court Wednesday via a video feed from Inverness Jail. He is being held on $250,000 bail and faces animal abuse charges.

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  18. Police arrest 20-year-old man in Portland shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Sgt. Pete Simpson says detectives early Wednesday booked 20-year-old Bruce Jeffrey Holdman into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of attempted murder, assault and unlawful use of a weapon. Officers who responded late Tuesday afternoon found the victim with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

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  19. Hijacked HyattRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Willamette Week

    ... sued to block construction of a Hyatt hotel financed with $78 million from Metro, the city of Portland and Multnomah County. Most of the public subsidy will come from bonds paid off by lodging taxes. The project's designer and builder, Mortenson ...

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  20. Portland man accused of killing brother's dog indicted on aggravated animal abuse, animal abandonment chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    A 20-year-old Southeast Portland man told authorities he killed his brother's Rottweiler named "Leo'' because it was barking all the time and kept him awake, according to court records and a prosecutor. Abel Nistor will be arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court Wednesday morning on a four-count indictment charging him with two counts of first-degree aggravated animal abuse and one count each of animal abandonment and first-degree theft.

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