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Oregon's County Courts hear probate and estate, mental health, adoption, and juvenile cases. Oregon's Justice Courts handle landlord/tenant, misdemeanor, and traffic cases. There are also 144 Oregon Municipal Courts, which handle misdemeanors and traffic violations. Oregon's tax courts handle administrative agency appeals, and Oregon's Circuit Courts handle a variety of civil and criminal cases including domestic relations, and felony cases. If you file a small claims case in Oregon, it will be heard in either Justice Court or Circuit Court. The Oregon Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court comprise the Oregon appellate court system. If you're seeking Oregon court records, visit the court's online database, OJIN Online, at Here you can find Oregon public records from state court cases. To obtain copies of Oregon court documents, contact the court where the case was heard, as their policies regarding obtaining these Oregon public records can vary. The Oregon Judicial Department's website,, provides contact information for each of the Oregon's courts. The Oregon Judicial Department's website also provides additional information regarding the Oregon state court system in its Materials and Resources section at
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27, Jan 2015 - Klamath, OR Passport holdup delaying Stacey Addison's return
Klamath Falls, Ore. - An Oregon veterinarian is still waiting for her passport, so she can return home from East Timor - after being released from prison on Christmas. Bernadette Kero has had two brief Skype sessions with her daughter, Stacey Addison... "It was amazing to hear her voice - just to be able to communicate with her." Kero credits lawyer Paolo Remedios for getting her daughter ...
27, Jan 2015 - Attempted murder suspect pleads not guilty to drug charges
Scott Franklin Newton, charged with attempted murder in Oregon, pleaded not guilty Thursday to numerous drug possession charges in Lewis and Clark County District Court.
27, Jan 2015 - Oregon convict charged in unsolved 'Gypsy Hill' killings
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Nearly four decades after a handful of young women were brutally raped and killed in the San Francisco Bay Area in crimes dubbed the "Gypsy Hill Murders," police have charged an Oregon prison inmate with two of the deaths, authorities said on Thursday.  The inmate, 66-year-old Rodney Halbower, was extradited to California where he made an initial court ...
27, Jan 2015 - Gypsy Hill killings: Prolific criminal extradited, charged in Peninsula cold case from 1970s
A four-decade hunt for the killer in the notorious Gypsy Hill murders that preyed on young women and terrorized the Peninsula for a four-month stretch in 1976 resulted Thursday with the extradition and charging of an Oregon prisoner in two of the slayings.
27, Jan 2015 - Conservation groups try to stop Lane County timber sale, say it violates federal law
A lawsuit filed in federal court by Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild asks that a judge stop the sale, and force the Bureau of Land Management officials to re-do the reports on what impact the logging would have on the Second Show area outside of Springfield, near Shotgun Creek. The sale would be the largest cut on federal land in Lane County in the past 20 years.
27, Jan 2015 - Man successfully extradited from Oregon in two Gypsy Hill murders
by Rob Nagle San Mateo County law enforcement authorities on Thursday announced charges in connection with a high-profile and decades-old homicide spree. The suspect was extradited from an Oregon prison and charged in two of the five 1976 Gypsy Hill killings, said Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Rebecca Rosenblatt. Rodney Halbower, 66, faces two counts of murder and special circumstances of murder ...
26, Jan 2015 - U.S. judge gives London cleric life in prison for plots to kidnap tourists
An Egyptian-born cleric who turned a London mosque into a training ground for extremist Islamists was sent to prison for life on Friday by a judge who cited his lack of remorse for "barbaric" acts that included aiding kidnappers who killed four tourists in Yemen in 1998 and sending two men to the United States to open a terrorist training camp in Oregon.
26, Jan 2015 - Josephine, OR History finds fault with grand jury status quo
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26, Jan 2015 - U.S. Supreme Court agrees to decide on same-sex marriage rights
Julie Engbloom, left, and Laurie Brown, right, are married in Portland last May, after U.S. District Judge Michael McShane threw out Oregon’s ban on marriage by couples of the same sex in the Beaver State. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes) The U.S. Supreme Court, in a long awaited action, announced Friday that it has agreed to hear four cases challenging state bans on gay marriage and to decide whether ...
26, Jan 2015 - New trial sought in 2008 bank bombing
Supreme Court reviews death sentence imposed on Bruce Turnidge after killings of two officers. Lawyers are asking the Oregon Supreme Court to order a new trial for Bruce Turnidge, who along with his son Joshua were convicted in the 2008 Woodburn bank bombing that killed two police officers and wounded ...
26, Jan 2015 - Court: State failed to protect salmon in Clackamas River
The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that the state Water Resources Department failed to limit the amount of water cities and water districts can draw from the lower ClackamasRiver so that there would be enough water left in the river for threatened and endangered salmon.
26, Jan 2015 - Accused Child-Sex Trafficker To Stand Trial In Hartford
A federal trial begins in Hartford Thursday for accused sex-trafficker and pimp Edward "Fire" Thomas, who, with his female accomplice, Kayla Walters, allegedly recruited two girls from Oregon and forced them to work as prostitutes throughout Connecticut and neighboring states from September...
26, Jan 2015 - Beavers Upset #7 Arizona 58-56
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26, Jan 2015 - London cleric set for sentencing in NY terrorism case
An Islamic cleric convicted of terrorism charges in plots to kidnap tourists in Yemen in 1998 and build a terrorist training camp in Oregon is scheduled to be sentenced.
26, Jan 2015 - Islamic cleric sentenced in New York to life in prison for terrorism
An Egyptian-born cleric was sentenced to life in prison on Friday on a variety of terrorism charges including taking part in the abduction of Western hostages in Yemen and working to set up a terrorist training camp in rural Oregon.
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