Polk County Newswire

Polk County Newswire

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  1. Rapper accused of kicking woman to perform in CarrollwoodRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... Sunday night at Whiskey North in the Carrollwood area of Tampa. Kevin Gates has been charged with battery in Polk County after video surfaced showing him kicking a fan in the chest at a concert in Lakeland last week. Whiskey North's owner posted on ...

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  2. Lederman Bail Bonds to Add a Drive-Thru at New LocationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WHO-TV Des Moines

    Soon, bailing your friend out of jail will be as simple as ordering from the Dollar Menu at McDonald's. Lederman Bail Bonds is moving to a new location, just next to the Polk County Jail, and it's adding a drive-thru window to make obtaining a bail bond that much easier.

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  3. Man sentenced to over 6 years for sexually abusing 5-year-oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | KATU-TV Portland

    ... e's released. The Monmouth and Salem Police Departments worked together on the case, which was prosecuted by the Polk County District Attorney.

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  4. 5th Annual Benton Arts and Heritage Day is October 31stRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Polk County News

    ... - 5 p.m. "The reason we wanted to start this festival in the first year was that there really isn't anything in Polk County geared toward showing off the arts done in Polk County," organizer Cheryl Buehler said. "Quilt Court was created as a way to ...

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  5. Oregon wine producer files lawsuit over pesticide driftRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | Decanter Magazine

    Oregon wine producer Willamette Valley Vineyards has filed a lawsuit claiming that it lost prized Pinot Noir grapes worth nearly US$0.5m due to a neighbouring farmer's use of a herbicide. In a case filed at Polk County Court, Oregon wine group Willamette Valley Vineyards claims that 'herbicide drift' from a neighbouring grass seed farm destroyed 12.7 tonnes of top Pinot Noir grapes in Elton Vineyard in 2013 - equating to 826 cases of wine, worth $413,780.24.

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  6. Salem man charged with shooting, killing Iraq veteran in JulyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | KATU-TV Portland

    A 34-year-old Salem man is facing manslaughter charges for the July 15 shooting death of a former Oregon National Guard soldier and Iraq veteran. Nicholas Anthony Ransom, 34, was booked into the Polk County Jail on felon in possession of a firearm and manslaughter.

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  7. Expect good conditions for the Iowa State Fair paradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    ... FANTASTIC. 75 DEGREES OUT THERE RIGHT NOW. A VERY PLEASANT NIGHT. TOMORROW, IF YOU'RE IN THE RURAL AREAS OF POLK COUNTY OR EVEN HERE IN THE METRO, YOU MAY HEAR THE STORM SIRENS GO OFF. THIS IS A SOFTWARE TEST. WE WON'T HAVE ANYTHING BETTER WHETHER ...

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  8. Alex Roth, former Oregon State Beavers walk-on, transfers to Division II Western OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | OregonLive.com

    ... and deceptive athlete. I am excited about adding him to our program. Recruiting quality student-athletes from Polk County is very important, and Alex represents everything we are looking for in a student-athlete." As a senior at West Salem, Roth led ...

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  9. Polk County man arrested in Portland underage sex stingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 | OregonLive.com

    ... with an undercover agent for the bureau's sex trafficking unit late last week. Moses agreed to travel from his Polk County home to meet the agent posing as an underage girl in Portland on Friday afternoon near Southeast 99th Avenue and Oak Street, ...

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  10. Men Who Caused Woodland Fire Arrested, Monmouth Fire Contained.Read the original story

    Jul 25, 2015 | KXL-AM Portland

    ... shifting wind made fighting the fire difficult. The fire is burning in a rural area without many homes. But the Polk County Sheriff's department has warned people to be ready to evacuate.

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  11. Firefighters battle 3-alarm grass, brush fire near MonmouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2015 | KATU-TV Portland

    NEAR MONMOUTH, Ore. A number of spot fires burning in grass and brush have put several residents on alert this evening, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

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  12. Dashcam video shows Oregon deputy being saved from burning carRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | KOMO News

    Polk County Sheriff's deputy Shon Latty was responding to a call for backup with the Independence Police Department along SE Monmouth Cutoff Road with his lights and siren on Saturday morning. A civilian crashed into Latty's car, sending it into a ditch.

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  13. Man found guilty in Hot Lotto mystery winner trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | KCCI-TV Des Moines

    MOLLIE: GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. GUILTY, THAT IS THE VERDICT A POLK COUNTY JURY HANDED DOWN IN THE EDDIE TIPTON TRIAL.

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  14. Deputy pulled from burning patrol car after crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2015 | KATU-TV Portland

    ... car, sending it into a ditch. Latty's car caught on fire and he was unable to get out on his own. Another Polk County deputy and two officers from the Dallas Police Department helped pull Latty from his car, saving his life. He was hospitalized with ...

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  15. Deputy trapped in burning patrol car, rescued, after crash while responding to call for helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2015 | The Oregonian

    A Polk County Sheriff's deputy who was responding to a call for help on Saturday -- lights and sirens on -- crashed into another vehicle and had to be rescued from his burning patrol car. Deputy Shon Latty was trapped in his patrol car -- with a broken shoulder and arm -- shortly after noon Saturday.

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  16. Deputy Trapped in Burning Patrol CarRead the original story

    Jul 19, 2015 | KXL-AM Portland

    A Sheriff's Deputy crashes his patrol car in Polk County just west of Salem, then is taken to a hospital. Deputy Shon Latty was responding to a report of a fight in Independence.

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  17. My family's Cycle Oregon WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | Bike Portland

    ... city councilor Marshall Guthrie was on hand Saturday night. He loves cycling and wants his little corner of Polk County to be a magnet for bicycle tourism. So much so in fact that he invited the entire crowd to join him on the road. "Send me an ...

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  18. Grand Ronde man accused of sexually abusing horseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2015 | The Oregonian

    A 56-year-old man faces charges after authorities say he was spotted sexually abusing a horse in Grand Ronde. According to a probable cause affidavit, the horse's owner and two other witnesses told a Polk County Sheriff's deputy that they spotted Glen A. Garbutt "masturbating himself and horse," while on his property on June 4. It is not clear why the horse was on Garbutt's property. 1 comment

  19. Former Polk teacher gets22 years for child sexRead the original story

    Jul 2, 2015 | Lucianne.com

    The Polk County teacher who pleaded guilty to 37 counts of unlawful sexual contact with a minor received 22 years in prison this afternoon. Jennifer Fichter, 30, faced up to 15 years in prison per count when she was sentenced in Polk County Circuit Court.

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  20. Salem woman killed, 3 injured in rollover near MonmouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2015 | OregonLive.com

    A 20-year-old Salem woman was killed in an early-morning rollover crash in Polk County, police said Saturday. The crash also left three other Salem residents with moderate to critical injuries, according to Lt.

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