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The Review's website statistics for 2019 revealed a mixed bag of hard news and crime stories.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Emotions were high among community members after Palisades Market Place announced its closure in fall.Below are the top 10 online stories for this year:

Jan 30:

'Lake Oswego Police investigating homicide in River Run neighborhood' — A couple's 18-year-old son came home to a crime scene that rocked the start of the year. Upon entering the home, police found a woman dead in her home with her husband in need of medical attention.

Feb. 4:

'Husband arrested, charged with murder in Lake Oswego homicide' — The saga continues after the husband, Michael David Winchester, was arrested and charged with murdering his wife, who had battled cancer. It was the first homicide in Lake Oswego since February 2016.

Jan 31:

'Police identify couple involved in Lake Oswego homicide investigation' — Police found 50-year-old Heidi Anne Winchester dead in her home in the River Run neighborhood and her husband, 52-year-old Michael David Winchester, was in need of medical attention in the garage and was taken to OHSU where he was held for observation.

Jan 15:

'OSAA urges parents to back off criticism of officials' — Bad adult behavior at high school sporting events was shown to be a reason for the shortage of high school athletic officials. Parents and proud supporters needed a reminder to lay off the criticism of coaches and game officials.

Oct. 6:

'Lake Oswego High volleyball coach cited for sex abuse' — Lake Oswego High School volleyball coach Leejay Lee was cited for sex abuse in the third degree and harassment following an incident with an underage female player.

Jan. 12:

'Lake Oswego Junior High principal arrested for DUII' — Former West Linn High principal Kevin Mills, who took a new position at Lake Oswego Junior High at the start of the 2018-19 school year, was pulled over for driving while intoxicated and was charged with a DUII.

March 8:

'Lake Oswego Junior High principal arrested for DUII' — Don't get fancy with your license plate, drivers. LOPD Lt. Clayton Simon reminded the public that it's illegal to alter, modify, cover or obscure the parts of the plate related to the color, its configuration, its numbers or letters, the material of the plate or the registration stickers.

June 27:

'Is Lake Oswego becoming a Portland microcosm?' — Portland businesses love Lake Oswego. We saw that this year with the opening of Bamboo Sushi, Domaine Serene and the announcement of six new restaurants set to open in Mercantile Village.

Aug. 29:

'Ruling defers on public access to Oswego Lake' — Michael Blumm's opinion was quite popular when the environmental and natural resources law professor weighed in on the Supreme Court ruling that deferred public access to Oswego Lake. He said the outcome was not good news for the public.

Sept. 11:

'Palisades Market Place in Lake Oswego will close' — It was felt throughout the neighborhood when Palisades Market Place on McVey Avenue announced its closure this fall, shortly after Roots Gather and Give found a home inside the store.


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