Portland’s Cold Case Unit Scores Again

Posted by Jeremy Scott on May 6, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — “We don’t give up.  We never give up.”  That’s the slogan of the Portland Police Bureau’s Cold Case Homicide Unit.  They came through yet again solving a murder from nearly 14 years ago.

On July 28th, 2001, 19-year-old …

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Cigarette Starts Fire That Evacuates Beaverton Motel

Posted by Jeremy Scott on May 6, 2015
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BEAVERTON, Ore. — Guests at the Extended Stay America on Southwest 158th near Baseline were rattled awake in the middle of the night by a fire.

Firefighters smelled something electrical as a property manager went door to door evacuating 49 people just after midnight on Wednesday morning.

Investigators say someone threw a cigarette into bark dust.  Fire spread to the side of the building and …

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Goats Help WSDOT Keep Weeds Under Control

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on May 6, 2015
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VANCOUVER, Wash. — A herd of hungry goats arrived to start eating away at invasive weeds along State Route 503 on Wednesday.  The goats are part of a larger statewide pilot to study the use of goats as an alternative mowing tool along state highways.

This is the first of a dozen sites this herd will visit in Vancouver this year. …

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Babysitter Indicted For Murder In Infant’s Death

Posted by Jeremy Scott on May 6, 2015
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OREGON CITY, Ore. — A mother of two has been indicted by a Clackamas County Grand Jury for the death of a seven-month-old boy who suffered a skull fracture in her care.

Izaak Gillen was taken to Randall Children’s Hospital last month where doctors tried to treat him, but he didn’t survive and passed away the next day.

Sarah Martin, 37, was indicted this …

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Presidential Visit Will Mean Traffic Delays Downtown

Posted by Pat Boyle on May 6, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — President Obama will be in town on Thursday and Friday.  Police and the Bureau of Transportation are warning everyone to be ready for major traffic delays.

The area from Southwest Morrison to Washington from 9th to 12th Avenues will be closed to all traffic from 2:00pm until 8:00pm Thursday including the Streetcar.  PBOT says there will also be …

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