Fire Tears Through SE Portland Auto Parts Store

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 18, 2014
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PORTLAND — A late Monday night fire sent residents living above Mike’s Auto Parts at Southeast 52nd and Woodstock running for safety when it went up in flames, causing significant damage.

“Crews were having some difficulty because of the size of that building with just one primary entrance in the front,” said Lieutenant Rich Chatman.

The fire appears to have started way in …

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Next Round of Weather Causes Flooding Problems

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 18, 2014
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PORTLAND — Downpours and wind gusts up to 45 mph hit the Portland area Tuesday afternoon as another round of weather moved in, causing flooding and other problems.

KGW meteorologist Rod Hill says the storm could drop more than a half-inch of rain by late afternoon with high water and small stream flooding.

Rock Creek is spilling over its banks and has …

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Cash Reward To Catch Murderer

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 18, 2014
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PORTLAND — Nearly eleven months since a teenager was gunned down at a gas station, the man accused of pulling the trigger is still walking the streets.

23-year-old Lonnell George is wanted for gunning down 18-year-old Edward Paden Junior outside the Valero gas station at Northeast 60th and Killingsworth last March 27th.

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George is a known gang member with a …

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Ashland to Ban Carrying Loaded Guns

Posted by Steve Herman on February 18, 2014
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ASHLAND — The Ashland City Council will discuss a pared-down gun control ordinance that bans the possession of loaded weapons in public but drops other proposed measures.

A group of Ashland residents has asked the council to ban carrying loaded guns openly in public and to require guns to be stored so that children can’t get to them, The Daily Tidings reported.

A …

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