A Former Reedie is Back in Court on New Drug Charge


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A former Reed College student who was turned in by the school's administration for trafficking drugs was back in court this morning facing new charges. Prosecutors say Rich Hubbard, a 22-year-old originally from North Carolina, violated his probation when he was caught blowing a red light a block from campus May 10 with ecstasy in his car. Hubbard has a past DUII conviction, and police suspected ...   More
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Adams Vows (Another) Crackdown on Gang Violence


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A year and a half ago, it was then-Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman's "Operation Cool Down." Today, Mayor Sam Adams didn't borrow Saltzman's operational title for his own effort to crack down on gang violence. But he might have. After the dreariest June on record, the mayor linked gang violence to hot weather. "Law enforcement data shows an increase in gang activity in the Portland area. ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Former Cop Sentenced to 10 Years for Police Shooting (Hint: It Ain't Portland)


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A former police officer insists he was just following his training. Yet he's sentenced to 10 years in prison for a controversial shooting during a traffic stop. Sound familiar? Not in Portland, where no cop has been indicted for on-duty use of force in decades. Yet apparently it does happen. Check out this news from Toledo, Ohio. I've posted intriguing cop news in the past from Toledo — ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Sources: Search for Kyron Horman Focuses on Step-Mom, Cell Records


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As the search for 7-year-old Kyron Horman continues, one of the most puzzling aspects has been rescue teams' repeated and intensive searches of Sauvie Island. The island is more than five miles from rural Skyline Elementary School, where Horman was reported missing June 4. But rescuers on horseback, on foot and in dive teams have repeatedly scoured the island beginning around June 10 and continuing ...   More
 
Thursday, June 17, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Police Union Shredded No-Confidence Ballots on Sizer and Saltzman (UPDATED With Election Results)


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The Portland Police Association announced today it has two candidates heading for a runoff to be president of the 900-member union. Officer Daryl Turner got 44 percent of the 671 votes cast. Sgt. Doug Justus got 39 percent. A third candidate, Officer John Grable, did not make the runoff. Ballots in the runoff election will be counted July 21. Whichever candidate wins the election, there's ...   More
 
Friday, June 18, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Top Oregonian Editor Found Guilty of DUII


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Robert Caldwell, editorial page editor at The Oregonian, has pleaded no contest to a charge of driving under the influence stemming from his arrest in downtown Portland last month. According to court records, Caldwell entered the plea in Multnomah County Circuit Court on June 8. Judge Lewis Lawrence then found Caldwell guilty and sentenced him to a year-long diversion program. Oregon law also ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Vote Today: Two Portland Businesses Honored for Social Impact


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Back in December, we named local businesswoman and sustainability maven Sattie Clark as a Portlander to watch in 2010. Turns out Business Week agrees. The magazine has named Clark's company and another Portland business among 26 of "America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs." Eleek, the company Clark runs with her husband Eric Kaster, builds sustainable custom-designed lighting and other ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Police in Dominican Republic Arrest Two in Killing of Portland Lawyer


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Police in the Dominican Republic have arrested two suspects in the killing of a successful Portland construction lawyer, according to local press reports in the Caribbean nation. Police arrested the suspects Friday night — the same day the body of 68-year-old Art Tarlow was found in a resort village, according to Dominican Today. According to a story in Saturday's Oregonian, Tarlow ...   More
 
Monday, June 14, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

In Testy News Conference, Sheriff Calls Off the Search for Kyron Horman


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In an emotional and at times testy news conference today, Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton called off the 10-day search for Kyron Horman, the 7-year-old who was reported to have disappeared from school June 4. With tears in his eyes and a shaky voice, Staton said he's sending home rescue teams from across Oregon, Washington and California who have been scouring the area around rural Skyline ...   More
 
Sunday, June 13, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Police Report Another Alleged Anti-Gay Attack


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Less than two weeks after a group of gay men reported being attacked on Southwest Stark Street, Portland police are reporting another alleged bias crime: Here's this afternoon's news release from the Police Bureau about the attack last night, and the five people who were arrested: On Thursday, June 10, 2010, at approximately 8:15 p.m., Portland Police Officers responded to an assault call in ...   More
 
Friday, June 11, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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