News RSS Feed | KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2 http://kobi5.com Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:31:00 -0800 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Ore. pageant winner arrested in Keizer meth, heroin raid http://kobi5.com/news/item/ore-pageant-winner-arrested-in-keizer-meth-heroin-raid.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/ore-pageant-winner-arrested-in-keizer-meth-heroin-raid.html Ore. pageant winner arrested in Keizer meth, heroin raid

Keizer, Ore. -- (KGW News) A former beauty pageant contestant's arrest on drug charges underscores a chilling pattern of drug abuse that police say they see time and time again among young people in the Salem-Keizer area.

Jamie France, 23, was found by Keizer Police in a Salem hotel room on Wednesday as they were executing a search warrant on reports that Jarrod Wells was selling drugs out of his Keizer home.

France was arrested on charges of possession of heroin, methamphetamine and suboxone (an FDA-approved treatment for opiate dependence) and taken to the Marion County jail with a $30,000 bail.

But just a few years ago, France was a beaming teenager and animal lover on her way to compete for Miss Teen United States.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:46:33 -0800
Well known gay rights activist arrested in Portland http://kobi5.com/news/item/well-known-gay-rights-activist-arrested-in-portland.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/well-known-gay-rights-activist-arrested-in-portland.html Well known gay rights activist arrested in Portland

Portland, Ore. --- In Portland a well-known gay rights activist is accused of sex abuse involving a teenage boy back in 2013.

Police arrested Terry Bean Wednesday in Portland, he quickly made bail. He is a founder of the Human Rights Campaign; he is also a prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and a fundraiser for the Democratic Party.

Bean's attorney claims he is the victim of an extortion plot and says bean is fully cooperating with the investigation.

Kiah Lawson described in a Willamette week article as bean's ex-boyfriend was arrested Thursday; both men are charged with two counts of third-degree sodomy, and with third-degree sex abuse.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:19:32 -0800
Brittany Maynard supporters share video on her birthday http://kobi5.com/news/item/brittany-maynard-supporters-share-video-on-her-birthday.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/brittany-maynard-supporters-share-video-on-her-birthday.html Brittany Maynard supporters share video on her birthday

Portland, Ore. – (KGW News) Brittany Maynard's family has released a new, personal video of the Death with Dignity advocate, weeks after her controversial death by assisted suicide in Oregon.

Nov. 19 would have been Maynard's 30th birthday. But she died on Nov. 1, surrounded by her family in what she called a "ring of love."

Supporters released the new video on her birthday, asking that people honor the day by advocating for Death with Dignity laws in every state.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:40:08 -0800
SOU working on new free speech policies http://kobi5.com/news/item/sou-s-new-free-speech-policies-established-before-winter-break.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/sou-s-new-free-speech-policies-established-before-winter-break.html SOU working on new free speech policies

Ashland, Ore. --- Southern Oregon University announced that new free speech policies will be implemented following an incident questioning the constitutionality of the school's rules. 

SOU's paper, The Siskiyou, reports school administrators and students are in the final stages of drafting new guidelines. The changes stem from a video that went viral in October,.In it, SOU staff asked students to stop handing out copies of the constitution because the activists weren't in the schools "free speech zone", a designated area where people can petition.

The paper reports that the zone was developed in 2003 as a result of Iraq war protestors disturbing classes.

The new free speech policy is expected to be complete before the University's winter break.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:14:19 -0800
Latest jobs report indicates state hiring increase http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/oregon-unemployment-rate-decreases.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/oregon-unemployment-rate-decreases.html Latest jobs report indicates state hiring increase

Ore. --- According to the latest jobs report, state hiring grew to its strongest level in almost two decades.

In all, Oregon employers added 9,900 jobs in October; the Oregon Employment Department says that's the biggest job growth in one month since August of 1995.

Despite the good news, Oregon’s unemployment rate still stands at 7%, according to analysts the number of new jobs were offset by an increase in people looking for work, the sectors posting the biggest gains were, professional and business services, manufacturing and health care.

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:46:06 -0800
'Juggalos' threatening Portland businesses http://kobi5.com/news/item/juggalos-threatening-portland-businesses.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/juggalos-threatening-portland-businesses.html 'Juggalos' threatening Portland businesses

Portland, Ore. (KGW) -- In the past two weeks, about a dozen businesses in North Portland have received the same threatening note telling them to leave the neighborhood. But nobody, including the police, knows who is behind it.

The notes were discovered by many restaurants and shops on North Williams Avenue. Employees arriving to work on Nov. 6 found the black-and-white posters taped to their front windows, reading, "You have been targeted by the Juggalo Family to get...out."

Juggalos are followers of hardcore hip-hop groups such as the Insane Clown Posse, a duo popular in the 1990s that raps about horror scenarios and other violence. Juggalos insist worshiping the band is simply a lifestyle, but the federal government has labeled them a criminal gang.

Last year, two Corvallis men affiliated with the group made national headlines when they were arrested for beating up strangers.

Spencer Kollman, manager at Hopworks Urban Brewery, got one of the posters, but doesn't know what to make of it.

"Confusion. I have absolutely no idea. As far as I know, we have a pretty good relationship with the community, and I don't think we've made any enemies."

Kollman's coworkers say they had heard of other restaurants getting the notes in Southeast and possibly even Northwest Portland.

Police said they know about the threats and haven't seen much of a Juggalo gang issue here in Portland. So far, spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said there's no crime with posters simply showing up.

It could escalate to the crime of conspiracy if several people are involved in the threats. Police want you to call them if you get one of the posters.

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:09:39 -0800
Portland police investigating sex crimes on school campus http://kobi5.com/news/item/sex-on-campus.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/sex-on-campus.html Portland police investigating sex crimes on school campus

Portland, Ore. --- (KGW)  Police in Portland, Oregon are investigating reports of possible sex crimes involving students that happened at Grant High School.

According to police, the students were reportedly having sex both on and off campus and that sexual activity was filmed by students.

A school resource officer was "alerted to the activity," police said. The resource officer brought the issue to Grant High School administrators, who contacted police.

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:04:16 -0800
Oregon college student dies after being stabbed http://kobi5.com/news/item/oregon-college-student-dies-after-being-stabbed.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/oregon-college-student-dies-after-being-stabbed.html Oregon college student dies after being stabbed

McMinnville, Ore. --- An Oregon college football player died after being stabbed at a 7-Eleven  convenience store in McMinnville on Saturday night.

Police say 20 year old Parker Moore was killed in what they believe to be a random stabbing. Investigators say the person who stabbed Moore confronted police and was then fatally shot by police.

Authorities have identified  the suspect as 33 year old Joventino Arenas. 

Moore was a linebacker at Linfield college. His team had just won its 6th conference title game at home. Friends and teammates at his college are mourning his death.

Thomas Hellie, Linfield college president says, “We have a closely knit, tight community and when a piece of the fabric is ripped out brutally, as it was last night, it creates great pain for all of us here.

Police are trying to figure out what led to the stabbing.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:30:15 -0800
Portland burglar found sleeping http://kobi5.com/news/item/portland-burglar-found-sleeping.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/portland-burglar-found-sleeping.html Portland burglar found sleeping

Portland, Ore. -- A Portland man intent on stealing wood from a vacant house was arrested after he fell asleep in the house.

Portland Police received a call on Monday of someone inside the home. They responded with a K-9 unit who led them to a pile of boxes covered up by carpet.

Officers pulled back the carpet to find 32 year old David Ray Newell asleep.

Newell was arraigned Wednesday in Multnomah County Court. He faces charges of burglary and possession of meth.

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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:36:55 -0800
Tips for cold weather driving http://kobi5.com/news/item/tips-for-cold-weather-driving.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/tips-for-cold-weather-driving.html Tips for cold weather driving

Ore. --- With snow and freezing rain in the forecast for parts of Oregon this week, AAA is offering tips for cold weather driving.

They say the most common problems in cold weather are dead batteries, frozen locks and vehicle extrication's.

More tips:

-prep your car

-make sure your battery is fully charged

-check fluid levels, including anti-freeze

-have a winter driving kit in your car holding emergency supplies such as chains, a flashlight, bottled water and also

-slow down on snow and ice covered roads

-make gentle stops to prevent skidding.

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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:30:42 -0800