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>>West Linn Police Make Major Pot Bust

(West Linn, OR)  --  West Linn police say they've put a halt to a trafficking operation that was providing marijuana to current and former high school students.  Authorities say they confiscated ten pounds of pot, other drugs, and more than 18-thousand dollars in cash.  West Linn Police Detective Mike Francis says most of the seized pot was being distributed through a "network of dealers from all grade levels."  Three West Linn residents, 51-year-old Francesco Zorich, 20-year-old Nick Joscelyn, and 21-year-old Connor Krug, are facing charges.      

>>Fifty DUII Suspects Arrested During Holiday

(Portland, OR)  --  Oregon State Police say troopers made 50 DUII arrests during the Thanksgiving weekend.  It was part of an operation along the I-5 corridor in Oregon, Washington, and California, aimed at cracking down on impaired driving.  No fatal crashes were reported along I-5 in Oregon, though there was one fatality on Highway 20 near Lebanon and another traffic death in Gresham.  

>>No Agreement Yet On WA Transportation Package

(Olympia, WA)  --  Talks between Washington Governor Jay Inslee and legislative leaders are set to resume today as they try to reach an agreement on a multi-billion-dollar state transportation package.  The governor wants lawmakers to draft legislation that can be approved in short order during a special legislative session later this month.  Inslee says the package is important to the state's economic development and could help persuade Boeing to build its 777X jet in Washington.

>>Mega Millions Jackpot At $257 Million

(Salem OR)  --  None of the tickets sold for Saturday's Mega Millions drawing matched all the right numbers, so the jackpot for tonight's drawing will be worth an estimated 257-million dollars.  The cash option will be just above 139-million.  A 198-million-dollar grand prize was split in May by two winners, one in New Jersey and one in Virginia.

>>Blazers Top Pacers, 106-102

(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Trail Blazers continue to be one of the NBA's hottest teams after defeating the Indiana Pacers, 106-102.  LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points and collected ten rebounds in helping the Blazers snap Indiana's seven-game winning streak.  Damian Lillard added 26 points for Portland.  The Blazers will host Oklahoma City tomorrow night.

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