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Former Oregon soldier: From US Army to French Foreign Legion to prison
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:31:39 -0800

A former U.S. soldier from Oregon who went AWOL and joined the French Foreign Legion has been sentenced to four years in prison.  

Clackamas County immigrants favor OC, Happy Valley
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:33:39 -0800

Oregon experiencing boom in number of people moving here - This week, Portland State University’s Population Research Center (PRC) released its preliminary 2014 population estimates, showing large gains for Oregon City and Happy Valley. Since the 2010 census, Oregon City grew from 31,859 to 33,760, while Happy Valley ...

How many children did this man abuse?
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 17:53:33 -0800

The Oregon City Police Department announced Wednesday it is looking for possible additional victims in an Oregon City sex-abuse case. On Nov. 12, OCPD began an investigation of 61-year-old Jon Patrick Wheat of Estacada on suspicion of sexual abuse to a 6-year-old Oregon City girl. Wheat is a registered ...

OC police says more abuse victims possible
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:08:07 -0800

The Oregon City Police Department announced Wednesday it is looking for possible additional victims in an Oregon City sex-abuse case. On Nov. 12, OCPD began an investigation of 61-year-old Jon Patrick Wheat of Estacada on suspicion of sexual abuse to a 6-year-old Oregon City girl. Wheat is a registered ...

Judge upholds Damascus de-annexations, but fight probably isn't over yet
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:23:35 -0800

The city plans to appeal the decision A group of property owners are calling victory in their fight to de-annex from the city of Damascus. A Marion County Circuit Court Judge confirmed her opinion Tuesday, Nov. 17, that a legislative bill to allow property owners to unilaterally secede from ...

Police: Sex offender abused girl he met through Oregon City church
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:46:39 -0800

Police believe there may be more victims of a sex offender accused of abusing a 6-year-old girl he met through an Oregon City church. 

Syrian troops kill 30 rebels near Damascus
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:46:03 -0800

Syrian government forces have killed at least 30 rebels in an ambush in the suburbs of Damascus where troops and allied gunmen have been on the offensive for weeks, activists and state media said Thursday.

Syria, allies condemn Israeli airstrikes
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:33:04 -0800

Russia on Monday demanded an explanation for Israeli airstrikes on two areas near Damascus, while the Syrian and Iranian foreign ministers called it an act of aggression that proves Israel is "in the same trench" with...

Metro Council accepts urban growth report
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:08:51 -0800

The Metro Council unanimously accepted a controversial report on Thursday that is intended to guide the council’s scheduled decision on expanding the Urban Growth Boundary next year. The 2014 Urban Growth Report says the UGB does not need to be expanded if enough cities implement their existing plans to increase ...

US Army officer sentenced for desertion in 2009
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:24:16 -0800

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) - A West Point-educated American officer who served in the French Foreign Legion after deserting his U.S. Army unit before its deployment to Afghanistan has been sentenced to four years in prison.