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>>Body Of Missing Man Found In Willamette River

(Oregon City, OR)  --  Officials say the body of an Oregon City man who went missing in early December has been found in the Willamette River.  A fisherman found the body of Adrien Chase Sunday near the I-205 bridge.  Chase disappeared on the night of his 35th birthday.  Investigators say there are no indications of foul play.

>>Hempstalk Permit Denied

(Portland, OR)  --  There apparently won't be a Hempstalk festival in Portland in 2014.  Portland Parks & Recreation has denied a permit for the marijuana festival this year, saying attendees and staff used and sold marijuana at past events.  PPR spokesman Mark Ross says a police report on the 2013 Hempstalk festival included concerns that organizers didn't adhere to conditions outlined in their permit.  Ross says the event has grown steadily since it began, and organizers' management of the event hasn't kept up with that growth.

>>Gladstone Council Approved Extension For Man's Pet Lynx

(Gladstone, OR)  --  A Gladstone man who has a pet lynx will be able to keep the animal for the time being.  The Gladstone City Council granted an extension for Patrick Clark to keep the 16-year-old lynx, named Sosha, until the Oregon Legislature can address the issue of ownership of exotic animals during the session that begins next month.  The Council granted the extension at the urging of state Senator Alan Olsen, whose district includes Gladstone.  A neighbor of Clark filed a complaint about the lynx under Gladstone's ordinance that bans exotic pets.

>>Confession To Be Allowed As Evidence In Hit-and-run Trial

(Forest grove, OR)  --  A judge says a confession from a woman accused of killing two young girls in a hit-and-run crash in Forest Grove will be allowed to be presented as evidence during trial.  The defense had filed a motion to quash the confession police say was made by 18-year-old Cinthyia Garcia-Cisneros [[ gar-SEE-ah sis-NAIR-ohs ]], but the motion was denied.  Garcia-Cisneros has pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver.  The October 2013 crash resulted in the deaths of eleven-year-old Abby Robinson and her six-year-old sister, Anna Eckerdt, who were playing in a pile of leaves at the time.    

>>Boeing Starts Search For Site For Composite Wing Plant

(Everett, WA)  --  Boeing is beginning its search for a site in Washington for building the composite wing for its new 777X jet.  The Tacoma "News Tribune" says while the state and Boeing aren't disclosing which sites are under consideration, there are reports that Everett, Frederickson, Moses Lake, and Spokane are among those in the running.  The Machinists union voted last week to ratify Boeing's latest contract offer, for which the aerospace company has pledged it will build the 777X and fabricate its composite wing in Washington.

Todd Dunne/dmz
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