crime

Shooting Suspect Identified
4:33 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Victims, Suspect Identified In Oregon Mall Shooting

The Clackamas County Sheriff's department has identified the suspect of yesterday's shooting as 22-year-old Jacob Taylor Roberts.
Credit The Clackamas County Sherriff's Office

The Clackamas County Sheriff's department has identified victims of Tuesday's shooting at Clackamas Town Center mall.

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Portland Mall Shooting
5:42 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

People Run For Their Lives At Portland Mall Shooting

Three people are dead after a shooting at Clackamas Town Center in suburban Portland.
Credit Steve Morgan / Wikimedia Commons

Police say three people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting at a shopping mall in suburban Portland.

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Portland Mall Shooting
5:40 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Shooting At Portland Shopping Center

The shooting occurred at the Clackamas Town Center in Oregon.
Credit Steve Morgan / Wikimedia Commons

Police say the threat has been neutralized at Clackamas Town Center, but at least one person is dead. People are now being escorted out of the mall.

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American Indian Lawsuit
4:53 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

American Indians To Receive First Round Of Payouts In $3.4 Billion Settlement

The first payouts from a historic class action suit against the federal government will be sent to American Indians within the week. The settlement will be split by 500,000 American Indians, including many here in the Northwest.

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Marijuana Legalization
6:13 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Seattle City Attorney Recommends Celebrating New Marijuana Law 'At Home'

On Thursday, Dec. 6, it becomes legal in Washington state to possess small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. But until the state sets up a licensing system, there’s no place to legally buy or sell marijuana, except for medical use. Marijuana is still illegal under federal law.

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Liquor Theft
4:42 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Wash. State Wants Liquor Retailers To Track, Report

There are now five times as many liquor outlets in Washington state than before privatization
Credit Tom Banse / Northwest News Network

The privatization of liquor sales in Washington this year is having an unintended side effect: increasing theft of booze. In Olympia Friday, lawmakers quizzed top managers of the state Liquor Control Board.

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Metal Thefts
4:32 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Costly Metal Thefts Prompt Push For Statewide Seller Blacklist

As trafficking of copper and scrap metal grows, copper pipes continue to be a target for opportunistic thieves.
Credit Michael Pereckas / Flickr

Stricter recordkeeping requirements for scrap metal dealers and sellers have not stopped trafficking in stolen copper wire and metal parts. That's according to Northwest police agencies and crime victims. So in Olympia Friday, Washington state lawmakers promised to look at further steps, including a possible blacklist of suspicious sellers.

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Inmates Released
4:29 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Lane County Releases More Jail Inmates Early

More inmates were let go early from the Lane County Jail Thursday.
Credit Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Thirty-two inmates walked out of the Lane County Jail Thursday morning without serving their full sentence. The Sheriff has closed more jail beds because of a lack of funding.

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Wash. Marijuana Law
5:00 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Washington State Patrol Doesn't Expect Big Changes From New Pot Law

The new law allowing marijuana possession contains a new limit on marijuana components in a driver’s bloodstream.
Credit Chmee2 / Wikimedia Commons

Officials with the Washington State Patrol say they don’t expect the initiative legalizing marijuana to alter their work very much. While the law contains a new limit on marijuana in a driver’s bloodstream, state troopers will continue to look at a driver’s behavior to see who is impaired.

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Psychiatric Patient Death
6:06 am
Wed November 21, 2012

One Patient Dead, Another Arrested At Eastern State Hospital

A patient was found dead early Tuesday at a psychiatric hospital in eastern Washington, leading to the arrest of patient in the same unit. The woman in custody is suspected of murder.

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