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>>Hundreds Expected To Honor Fallen Reserve Officer

(Oregon City, OR)  --  Hundreds of law-enforcement officers are expected to participate today to honor an Oregon City reserve police officer who was killed in the line of duty.  Robert Libke [[ LIB-kee ]] died earlier this month after being shot while responding to a report of a house fire.  A procession is scheduled to begin at 10:45 this morning at Clackamas Community College, during which Libke's body will be escorted to Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.  A memorial will be held starting at one p.m., and thousands are expected to attend.

>>Suspect Arrested After Body Found In Salem

(Salem, OR)  --  A Keizer man is in police custody after a body was found in the parking lot of a vegetable packing company in Salem.  The body of 46-year-old Eric P. Davis of Dallas was found around 5:40 yesterday morning as employees began arriving to work at the NORPAC plant on Madrona Avenue Southeast.  Farouk A Eldabaa, also known as Alex, was arrested.  Police have released no details on how the victim died.

>>OSHA Investigating Woman's Death At Animal Sanctuary

(Sherwood, OR)  --  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are investigating a Sherwood wild-animal sanctuary where a longtime employee was killed by a cougar.  WildCat Haven Sanctuary officials say two of the cats, including the one that attacked and killed 36-year-old Renee Radziwon, were not inside what is called the "lockout" portion of the main enclosure where the cougars are kept.  The sanctuary says it has a strict policy requiring at least two qualified staff members to work together during a lockout procedure.  Radziwon was reportedly alone in the enclosure when she was attacked last Saturday.

>>Gasoline Prices Lower

(Portland, OR)  --  A gallon of gasoline in the Portland area costs less today.  According to Triple-A, regular gas averages just above three-28 a gallon, down more than a penny from yesterday.  It's also about seven cents a gallon cheaper than a week ago.

>>Portland State Wins Home Opener

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland State is now one-and-one on the young college basketball season after defeating Pacific Lutheran, 79-43.  The Vikings broke loose to start the second half by going 15-for-15 in field goals, enabling them to pull away from the Lutes.  Tim Douglas led Portland State with 16 points, eleven of them in the second half.  The Vikings will host Loyola of Chicago on November 22nd.

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