After working in a newsroom for awhile, we tend to think we've heard alot of strange stories. Then along comes one like this. You may remember the woman who had a collection of rabbits at her home in Hillsboro. 150 of them. Some alive. Some dead, frozen in the freezer. Authorities took the rabbits away in October and they were being cared for at an undisclosed location in Hillsboro. Actually , it was suppose to be a secret location. Apparently not so secret. Police say the woman found out where the rabbits were and managed to "steal" back 130 of them! Tonight at five, the wild tale of how police tracked them down. We'll show you where the woman tried to hide them...and what one motel worker did when she got suspicious.
Also tonight... why police think the man wanted for attacking two women near Washington Park in Portland...may be involved in other crimes.
And the President gives his State of the Union address tonight at six. He is expected to talk about the war, energy and immigration among other issues. We actually get a preview text of the speech before he gives it. We are only allowed to release a few excerpts beforehand though. Thought you might like to see a couple of them too.
Here is one of the President's comments on comprehensive immigration reform ....pushing a guest workers program.
"Extending hope and opportunity in our country requires an immigration system worthy of America - with laws that are fair and borders that are secure. When laws and borders are routinely violated, this harms the interests of our country... Yet...we cannot fully secure the border unless we take pressure off the border - and that requires a temporary worker program."
and about the war in Iraq...
"[O]ur military commanders and I have carefully weighed the options. We discussed every possible approach. In the end, I chose this course of action because it provides the best chance of success. Many in this chamber understand that America must not fail in Iraq - because you understand that the consequences of failure would be grievous and far reaching."
You can see the Presidents speech live here on Newschannel 8 at six tonight. We're on at five with the local news. And as always...thanks for watching.