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(Oregon City, OR)  --  Police and the FBI are still searching for a 13-year-old Oregon City girl who's believed to have run away with a 40-year-old man.  Samantha Dodson was last seen at her home Tuesday, and authorities say she's believed to be with 40-year-old Kelsey McCune.  The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says Dodson and McCune are believed to be on foot, hitchhiking, or using public transportation.  Samantha's parents held a news conference yesterday, asking her to come home.    

>>AMBER Alert Issued For Kennewick Girl, 14

(Kennewick, WA)  --  Authorities believe a 14-year-old Kennewick, Washington girl may be on her way to Mexico after being kidnapped.  An AMBER Alert has been issued for Elizabeth Romero, who police say was last seen getting into an early 2000s green Ford Escape around eleven a.m. Wednesday at Phoenix High School in Kennewick.  Officials says Romero's boyfriend, 19-year-old Edwardo Fabien Flores Rosales, is wanted for kidnapping.  Elizabeth Romero is described as Hispanic, five-feet-three, 130 pounds, wearing a white top and dark pants, and carrying a backpack and a pink purse.

>>Man Sentenced To 17 Years For Sex Trafficking

(Portland, OR)  --  A Portland man convicted of transporting a minor across state lines for prostitution purposes is slated to spend more than 17 years in federal prison.  Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Armstrong pleaded guilty to the charge in August.  Prosecutors accused Armstrong of recruiting the girl into prostitution when she was 14 years old and continued to traffic her for four years in Oregon, Arizona, California, and Nevada.

>>Parking Meters To Be Installed At Washington Park

(Portland, OR)  --  It will cost money to park at Washington Park in Southwest Portland, starting next month.  Portland Parks & Recreation officials say the pay-to-park program will begin January 10th for each of the park's 14-hundred spaces.  Motorists, including park members, will be required to pay to park at all attractions, including the Moda Center, the Oregon Zoo, the Vietnam Memorial, and the Children's Museum.

>>Man Fleeing Police Shocked While Climbing Power Pole

(Harbor, OR)  --  A Brookings man is being hospitalized after receiving a shock while fleeing from police.  Police say after 53-year-old James F. Anderson crashed his car on Highway 101 in Curry County early yesterday morning, he ran to a nearby trailer park and climbed a power pole.  Anderson received an electrical shock and fell to the ground.  He was airlifted to a Portland hospital after suffering serious injuries.

Todd Dunne/lmc      
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