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The Coin Flip That Shaped Northwest History

In the mid-19th century, the area that is now Portland, Oregon, wasn’t much more than an endless stand of ancient evergreens rising around the banks of the Willamette River. One day in 1843 or 1844, while traveling from Fort Vancouver to Oregon City by canoe, a pioneer from Tennessee and a lawyer from Boston stopped to rest in a pleasant site that had been cleared of trees.

CBS Seattle–03/10/2014

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Oregon Woman Accused Of Taking $20,000 From Purse

Police arrested a suburban Portland woman accused of stealing $20,000 from a purse, money that was to be used to pay for an engagement ring.

CBS Seattle–12/20/2013

Bradley William Monical was caught in an Oregon City home. (Getty Images)

Oregon Jail Escapee Arrested After A Year On The Run

A convicted bank robber who escaped from a southern Oregon jail by jumping into a tree has been captured after almost a year on the run.

11/14/2013

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88-Year-Old Oregon Woman Sleeps Through Burglary

Police in the Portland suburb of West Linn say a burglar robbed an 88-year-old woman while she slept, making off with jewelry, a computer and a car and even prowling through her bedroom.

10/03/2013

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Oregon Coach Accused Of Stealing Student’s Watch

Oregon City High School football coach Kevin Strasser has been arrested on accusations he stole a student’s watch.

CBS Seattle–08/21/2013

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Wayward Bull Camps Out In Couple’s Yard

A Portland-area couple has a mystery on their hands. They have an uninvited guest taking up residence in their front yard and they’re not sure how to get rid of him.

CBS Seattle–07/09/2013

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