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>>Sanctuary: Woman Killed By Cougar Didn't Follow Protocol

(Sherwood, OR)  --  Officials at a wild cat sanctuary in Sherwood say failure to follow protocol may have led to the cougar attack that killed 36-year-old Renee Radziwon-Chapman.  She was the head keeper at WildCat Haven and was attacked by the cougar Saturday night.  Officials say Radziwon-Chapman apparently brought a hose into the cougar's cage, which probably made the cougar behave violently.  Clackamas County sheriff's deputies say keepers are supposed to enter cages in pairs, but Radziwon-Chapman apparently entered the cage alone, which is against sanctuary protocol.

>>Oregon City Man Killed In Crash

(Madras, OR)  --  Oregon State Police are investigating a crash that killed in Oregon City man near Madras.  Troopers say 50-year-old Scott Joseph Young lost control of the Jeep he was driving along Highway 26 Sunday morning and struck a culvert.  The Jeep went airborne and landed upside down.  Police say Young was found dead inside the Jeep several hours after the crash is believed to have occurred.   

>>Tualatin Man Accused Of Groping Women

(Washington County, OR)  --  A Tualatin man is facing charges after being accused of groping several women.  Authorities say 28-year-old Ian Billow allegedly groped two women at an apartment complex on Southwest Pacific Highway in unincorporated Washington County on two occasions, once on November 3rd and another on November 8th.  Police say Billow also tried to grope a woman who was jogging in Atfalati Park.  Billow is charged with multiple counts, including third-degree sexual abuse and harassment.

>>Elderly Woman Mauled By Pit Bull

(Castle Rock, WA)  --  Cowlitz County authorities say an 89-year-old woman is being hospitalized after she was mauled by a pit bull.  Officials say Bernita Kessler suffered a deep wound to her arm during the attack by the ten-year-old dog.  The incident happened yesterday afternoon as Kessler was walking past a house on 1st Avenue Southwest in Castle Rock.  The owner of the pit bull was fined and the dog is under ten-day quarantine.    

>>Union Members Protest Boeing Contract Offer

(Everett, WA)  --  Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers are urging a "no" vote on a proposed contract extension offered to the union by Boeing.  About 200 machinists gathered yesterday outside their union hall near Paine Field in Everett to protest the offer, which would guarantee Boeing's 777X will be built in Washington but includes reductions in retirement and health benefits.  The Washington Legislature has approved a package of tax incentives designed to ensure the 777X will be assembled in Washington rather than elsewhere.  The union is set to vote tomorrow on the contract offer.

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