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Intoxicated man shoots urinal at Newport bar, police say

oregonlive.com — An intoxicated man with a handgun took a pot shot at a Newport bar urinal early Friday morning, Newport police say. Patrons at Moby Dick's Seafood & Spirits, 448 S.W. Coast Highway, reported hearing a gunshot in the bathroom around 1:10 a.m. They also found a used shell casing in the men's room.
Nov 21, 2014

BAC was tested at 0.25, police said. That would be more than three times the legal limit for driving. But guns OK. oregonlive.com/pacific-northw…

Nov 21, 2014

I'll let you make your own headline for this.RT @Oregonian: Intoxicated man shoots urinal at Newport bar, police say ORne.ws/1xdGKfY

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Steve Duin: Happy Valley police investigating cameras that might have recorded teen girls in bathroom

oregonlive.com — Several of the house-sitting instructions were odd enough. "Sauna is clean with fresh towels. Remember - it takes about 45 minutes to heat. Let me know when you first turn it on ... that it is working ... send me a text: "Warm shower/30 minutes/cool shower/20 minutes/stretch and shower."
Nov 21, 2014

Happy Valley police investigating cameras that might have recorded teen girls in bathroom bit.ly/1HvT4QZ (by @SteveDuin)

Nov 21, 2014

Creepy voyeurism of teenage girls in Happy Valley - high-tech exec under scrutiny. @SteveDuin's watchdog report: bit.ly/1yzM9Qz

Nov 21, 2014

Know where your kids hang out. @steveduin: Cops investigate bathroom cameras that might have recorded teen girls. ow.ly/EGoSL

Most heavy drinkers or those who binge are not alcoholics, CDC says

oregonlive.com — Here's some good news of sorts for heavy drinkers: You're probably not an alcoholic. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that nine of 10 people who drank excessively were not dependent on alcohol. In fact, the study found that only 10 percent of those who drank to excess met the clinical definition of being dependent on alcohol.
Nov 21, 2014

CrimeTime News: A week of crime Nov. 21 (video) s.oregonlive.com/OldiGRN via @oregonian

Beaverton police shooting: Woman fatally shot told officers she had ammo; boyfriend reported she didn’t

oregonlive.com — A Beaverton woman fatally shot by police Thursday told a crisis negotiator that she had ammunition for two rifles, but police have not yet confirmed whether the weapon she pointed at officers was loaded.
Nov 21, 2014

Armed woman killed by Beaverton police told officers she had ammo; boyfriend reported she didn't bit.ly/1z4SVOm (by @rwoolington)

Nov 21, 2014

Woman fatally shot by police in Beaverton was reportedly 29-year-old mother of 3 bit.ly/1qJs2jX by @rwoolington

Nov 21, 2014

RT @pdxcommute: Sorry, PDX commuters: @SellwoodBridge won't reopen until after Friday's evening commute s.oregonlive.com/WHsGp5T via @oregonian #pdxtraffic

Nov 21, 2014

Sorry, PDX commuters: @SellwoodBridge won't reopen until after Friday's evening commute s.oregonlive.com/WHsGp5T via @oregonian #pdxtraffic

Phildelphia 76ers making a run at 2009-10 Nets for worst start in NBA history; how they match up

oregonlive.com — Like most NBA teams, the Philadelphia 76ers have a promotion for home games in which they give a food coupon away if the home teams does something positive. It's in the spirit of the Trail Blazers giving out McDonald's french fries when they score 100 points at home.
Nov 21, 2014

Some pre-game time killer: 76ers making a run at 2009-10 Nets for worst start in NBA history; how they match up oregonlive.com/nba/index.ssf/…

Oregon State Beavers live chat starting at noon: Long live crossover season

oregonlive.com — Come at us with your Oregon State questions. We can talk Beavers football coming off a huge upset of then-No. 7 Arizona State and trying to reach bowl eligibility Saturday night at Washington. We can talk Wayne Tinkle's squad, which faces a tough Oral Roberts team at Gill Friday night.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @ginamizell: Long live crossover season. Let's chat all things Oregon State sports at noon oregonlive.com/beavers/index.…

Nov 21, 2014

Long live crossover season. Let's chat all things Oregon State sports at noon oregonlive.com/beavers/index.…

Following suspension, Oregon State Beavers kicker Trevor Romaine embraces splitting duties with Garrett Owens

oregonlive.com — CORVALLIS - Trevor Romaine stood in street clothes before Oregon State's Nov. 8 contest against Washington State, preparing to simply watch his teammates take the field at Reser Stadium. Again. And as he served a one-game suspension for violating athletic department policy, Romaine looked on as Garrett Owens nailed all four of his field-goal attempts, including tries from 44 and 46 yards away.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @ConnOregonian: Nice piece here from @ginamizell looking at what's been a chaotic OSU kicking situation this year oregonlive.com/beavers/index.…

Nov 21, 2014

After second off-the-field issue, Oregon State's Trevor Romaine is content to split kicking duties with Garrett Owens oregonlive.com/beavers/index.…

Driver found not guilty in death of Seattle soccer fan struck while walking along U.S. 101 in Lincoln City

oregonlive.com — Scott Van Hiatt, 53, of Neskowin was found not guilty of criminally negligent homicide in Lincoln County Circuit Court in the May 2013 death of 42-year-old Richard Swanson. It was Hiatt's second trial in the case. The first one ended with a hung jury in January.
Nov 21, 2014

Driver found not guilty in death of Seattle soccer fan struck while walking along U.S. 101 | @Oregonian: bit.ly/1tb9vZa

Other states allow more time than Oregon for prosecutors to file rape charges

oregonlive.com — Oregon has one of the tightest deadlines in the country for prosecutors to charge rapists. Consider: If the alleged 1998 gang rape of Brenda Tracy had happened in most other states, the men involved could still face prosecution. In Oregon, the statute of limitations forbids criminal charges if six years or more have passed since the alleged rape.

Lone senior Ali Gibson is 'glue' player for Oregon State Beavers women's basketball

oregonlive.com — Gibson has been durable and consistent from Day 1, starting all 101 games of her career and reaching the 1,000-point milestone during the Beavers' season opener against Portland last week. She prides herself on tenacious perimeter defense, leading the Beavers in steals each of the last two seasons and tallying three swipes in each OSU's first two games in 2014-15.
Nov 21, 2014

Ali Gibson reached 1,000 pts last wk. But her house called "The Zoo" tells more abt what she means to @oregonstatewbb oregonlive.com/beavers/index.…

Nov 21, 2014

Oregon State University student arrested, charged in child porn case s.oregonlive.com/Glr5G3d via @oregonian

Nov 21, 2014

Gresham police ask for public’s help finding missing woman, 78 s.oregonlive.com/0sXhCBl via @oregonian

Intel calls Obama's immigration order 'promising,' but wants more

oregonlive.com — President Obama's immigration plan includes some additional flexibility for foreign high-tech workers and entrepreneurs, but Intel and other tech companies said they're disappointed the president didn't do more Thursday to expand the pool of H-1B visas available to foreign workers with specialized skills.
Nov 21, 2014

Intel, other tech companies say Obama's immigration order was a good 1st step, but not enough: oregonlive.com/silicon-forest…

Nov 21, 2014

Ramp connecting U.S. 26 to Interstate 405 northbound to close Friday night s.oregonlive.com/ORjFNmY via @oregonian #pdxtraffic

Nov 21, 2014

Northwest Marine Drive under Interstate 84 in Troutdale closed this weekend bit.ly/1HwusHF via @Oregonian #pdxtraffic