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Clackamas County commissioners call border separations…

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'5 on the 4th' 5K race supports inmate running program, offers family-friendlly event

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Vial's Democratic challenger steps down

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Wilsonville's Ryan Spiker opt to withdraw from campaign, citing health concerns

Wilsonville Public Library remodeling is nearly done

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The summer reading program for all ages kicked off in June, runs all season with prizes

Wind fans fires in Wilsonville

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Fires along Wilsonville Road burn field, down power line after Sunday afternoon storm blows through

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Style that gives back

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Wilsonville mother-daughter duo starts new online clothing boutique with the goal of giving back

Aspen Meadow Band to play benefit for local foster kids

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Free outdoor country music concert celebrating the innocence of childhood at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at 24232 S. Upper Highland Road, Colton

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Wilsonville Police looking for public indecency suspect

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A man allegedly exposes himself to a woman near the 11400 block of S.W. Toulouse St. in Wilsonville

Be safe on the water when you're boating

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Boaters are encouraged to learn where the wing dams are located based on the waterbody where they're boating from NOAA Charts. 

Expanding views of the world

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Rotary Club of Wilsonville celebrates its foreign exchange program with incoming and outgoing exchange students

Congratulations to Wilsonville's Class of 2018

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Wilsonville HIgh School's Wildcat family roars as the 2018 graduation cermony marks a new beginning.

Council president may not run for re-election

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Scott Starr plans not to run for city council, but longtime elected Charlotte Lehan to run

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National Parks on board with Willamette Falls Heritage Area

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Feasibility study submitted in February met all criteria; Congress has final say

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Foresters hunt invasive beetles, bores at Rooster Rock

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At Rooster Rock State Park, traps laid for Emerald Ash Borer other European and Asian species.

Region's leaders split on Metro affordable housing bond

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The Metro Council holds a May 29 work session on a possible $652.8 million affordable housing bond, with a public hearing and referral vote set for…

State economist predicts 2019 taxpayer 'kicker'

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Changes in tax law, booming economy boost state revenues beyond official projections.

Celebrating the arts in Wilsonville

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Wilsonville's Festival of the Arts returned June 2, filling Town Center Park with creativity and a cacophony of color

Wilsonville Budget Committee reviews proposed budget

Wilsonville Spokesman - News
Numerous capital improvement projects are included on ambitious list, with road maintenance also high on the list

Wilsonville's water tests come back clear

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Past trace measurements of cyantoxins fail to reappear, City will retest regularly

2018 Rose Festival VIP winner chosen

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The lucky winner in the Ultimate Rose Festival Experience Contest is from Aloha

Oregon Farm Bureau seeks photos for calendar contest

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Photographers do not need to be Farm Bureau members to participate and there is no limit to the number of photos that can be submitted.

Stafford named Poet Laureate

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Prolific author grew up in Lake Oswego; he'll serve for two years and lead dozens of public readings

Washington County will start vehicle registration fee

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Annual amount of $30 will be collected with two-year renewals of state registration fees, so total will be $60. County will keep 60 percent, cities…

Wilsonville opts for more testing after low levels of…

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New tests will confirm whether a public advisory to 'vulnerable populations' is needed

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Consultants say I-5 tolls could be a pilot project

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As a committee considers at least five options for tolling Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 through Portland, modeling by ODOT consultants begins to…

Will Wilsonville historical landmark have brighter future?

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City to decide plans for Tauchman House, adjacent to the former site of pioneer river ferry, via Boones Ferry Park Master Plan

WILSONVILLE ART FESTIVAL aims for ACCESSIBILITY

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More youth-oriented art, hands-on activities and outreach to Latino artists highlight annual event

City may implement harsher penalties for spills

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The maximum fine for violations of stormwater rules could spike from $500 to $5,000

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Discoloration in water may appear but is not harmful, just let water run before using

Give a boot to muscular dystrophy

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Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue off-duty firefighters extended their boots to Wilsonville citizens at the intersection of Boones Ferry and…

NEW LAWS FOR SMALL HOUSES FORCES CITY TO CHANGE…

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State bill forces cities to ease restrictions regarding accessory dwelling units

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Be safe with your backyard burning

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For Sale: a 49,200-square-foot blank slate

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Hollywood Video mogul Mark Wattles' never-finished mega-mansion is up for auction

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Legislative races set for south county

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November contests are lining up for Rep. Richard Vial in the House and Sen. Kim Thatcher in the Senate.

High school reporters can help with concussion…

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We are still looking for high school students interested in sharing their stories or digging up the truth about concussion risk in their schools or…

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Schools rush to help Marylhurst students affected…

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University will host a transfer information session on campus Thursday, with 23 colleges expected to attend

Construction to close Tooze, Grahams Ferry Road

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Improvements aim to bring the intersection at Tooze and Grahams Ferry up to City standards

Buoying a safer river

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Local organization plants buoys along the Willamette River aiming to curb fast boat speeds close to shore

City close to raising rates for recycling

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Wilsonville passes first reading of new franchise agreement that will allow gradual rate increases for garbage, recycling

FLIR System on the cutting edge of smart traffic…

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Wilsonville company's traffic sensor aims to improve both safety and efficiency

CITY RE-EXAMINING USE OF SCHOOL SPORTS FACILITIES

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If they build it and you helped pay for it, can you use it? Wilsonville looks to school sports facilities in counting inventory of sports resources

Emma tops the charts for baby names - again

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Oregon's most popular baby names for 2017 look a lot like those for 2016...and for several years before that

Wilsonville makes the case for the 'Dip'

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Wilsonville close to authorizing extension of urban renewal district for bridge on Boeckman Road

County evaluating Canby Ferry's future

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County transporation and development services wants to hear from you regarding future of the last ferry on the lower Willamette

People of Providence - Meet R. Bryan Bell, M.D.,…

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I-5 study continues; Coffee Creek environmental efforts honored; 'Fill the Boot' returning to Wilsoville streets

A comedy of errors

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WilsonvilleSTAGE to perform comedic farce 'Flaming Idiots' at three venues in or near Wilsonville

WILSONVILLE GETS TO WERK

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Hundreds of Wilsonville residents were hard at WERK Saturday, May 12, during its annual Wilsonville Environmental Resource Keepers event. The…

Schrader leading Wright in Democratic race for 5th…

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Incumbent ahead with 86.5 percent of votes; Mark Callahan leads the field in the Republican primary

Buck, Lewis headed for Metro Council runoff

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Lake Oswego city councilor wins primary handily, but margin isn't enough to avoid a showdown in November

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Sherry Healy and Pamela White, the two candidates trying to unseat incumbent, now down to just White

Paul Savas wins third term on Clackamas County…

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Diller in strong lead for Democratic spot SD 13

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With 60 percent of the vote in early returns, Wilsonville's Paul Diller appears to have defeated Sarah Grider for the Dem ticket on Sen. Thatcher's…

Buehler wins GOP nomination for governor

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Rep. Richard Vial leading in House District 26…

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Wilsonville library director nabs 'great honor'

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Pat Duke is named the state's Librarian of the Year, after 14 years as director of Wilsonville Library

Metro sides with city in dispute over Basalt Creek

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The contested region of undeveloped area between Wilsonville and Tualatin will be designated for industrial use

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Advocate champions Wall of Remembrance

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Westside MAX train service disrupted for 6 days

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Sherry Hall faces two opponents for election clerk

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Fishing restriction gutted for Wilsonville dock

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by: contributed photo, Deleon, Krugle, Shelton

Three Gresham men arrested for a terrifying home invasion and kidnapping in Damascus are serving sentences for their roles in the crime.


The incident took place at 7:30 a.m. May 26, 2008. One of the men entered a fifth-wheel dwelling at 1831 S.E. Foster Road and kidnapped a 35-year-old man who lived there. Meanwhile, a 23-year-old pregnant woman hid in the back and sent text messages to her mother, who notified police.

The suspects drove away with the victim, who has a criminal history of methamphetamine use and identity theft.

A short time later, an alert Gresham patrol officer noticed a car with its windows down despite the rainy weather. The officer - Jeff Durbin - stopped the vehicle in Rockwood, leading to the arrests of three suspects.

• John Jeffrey Shelton Jr., 25, is serving a 70-month sentence after pleading guilty to second-degree kidnapping, unlawful use of a weapon and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

• Mark Anthony Deleon, 29, is serving a 36-month sentence after pleading guilty to first-degree burglary, being a felon in possession of a firearm and motor vehicle theft.

• Dustin Charles Krugle, 26, is serving an 18-month sentence after pleading guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of a machine gun.

Chris Owen, deputy district attorney for Clackamas County who prosecuted the suspects, said the victim reportedly owed Shelton money. So Shelton came into his home, threatened him with a gun and forced him into a vehicle.

Police considered Shelton the major suspect, in part because he was the only one who entered the home, Owen said.

Durbin's traffic stop likely prevent additional crimes from taking place, Owen added. Not only was the victim's safety in serious jeopardy, but the suspects were using police scanners to monitor officer response. The traffic stop also resulted in the recovery of two stolen vehicles.

Last month, Durbin received a departmental Meritorious Service Medal for his actions.

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