Woman Admitted to a local Hospital for Ebola Testing

Posted by Mike Turner on October 31, 2014
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A woman who was in Africa and now in Portland was monitoring herself for Ebola symptoms under a voluntary program. She was taken to the Providence Milwaukie hospital on Friday with a high temperature and is being tested for the disease.

Physicians don’t know whether the woman has the disease or another infection. She could have the flu or even malaria. …

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TriMet Employee Arrested For Making Fraudulent Passes

Posted by Jeremy Scott on October 31, 2014
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PORTLAND — A field technician for TriMet was caught making fraudulent monthly passes and selling them online.

Dave Tobin was arrested on Thursday at the 102nd Max Station.  Police have been on his trail since April when they first got word of fake passes making the rounds on Craigslist and Facebook.

The 52-year-old was charged with five felonies and two misdemeanors.  Jail records show that one …

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Relief Unlikely

Posted by Steve Leader on October 31, 2014
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Relief from rising rents in the Portland-area seems unlikely anytime soon.  A new report from the state shows that, despite the current building boom, the region hasn’t added enough housing to keep up with population growth.

Oregon Live reports this means the market for houses and apartments will likely stay competitive.

Even though thousands of  homes and apartments have come …

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Couple Identified in NE Portland Murder

Posted by Jeremy Scott on October 31, 2014
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Rosemary Reynolds contributed to the story

PORTLAND — A husband and wife were murdered in their home on Northeast 114th near Glisan on Thursday afternoon.  A suspicious family member found the couple dead.

The victims have been identified as Jerry and Helen Ephrem.  They were both 65 and lived in the neighborhood for more than 40 years.

“There is no known reason why anyone would …

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Shooter Dead Following Vancouver Manhunt, Two Wounded

Posted by Jeremy Scott on October 31, 2014
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Rosemary Reynolds contributed to this story

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A man who was supposed to appear in court for contempt on Friday didn’t make it there.  He ended up dead in a manhunt with police after they say he shot someone earlier in the morning.

Authorities swarmed in looking for 59-year-old John Kendall.  He was the suspect in the shooting of a woman at Northeast 63rd …

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