Wildfires Burn More Than 340,000 Acres of Oregon Forest

Posted by Jeremy Scott on August 31, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — More than 340,000 acres of state forest land in Oregon have been charred by wildfires this summer.  The rain, cooler temperatures and higher humidity of late has been better for crews, but the fire danger still remains high.  There are eight large wildfires burning in the state.

The largest are in Eastern Oregon.  The Canyon Creek Complex south …

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Mayor Bikes To Work To See How Safe Streets Are

Posted by Pat Boyle on August 31, 2015
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Portland, Or. – Portland Mayor Charlie Hales began the week on two wheels. Hales says he’ll bike to work a few times a week to see first hand how safe the streets are. He thinks it will give him a better idea of what’s needed in the future.

Hales plans to vary his route to work and says he’ll use both …

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Man Breaks Into Home, Touches Girl, Gets Away

Posted by Steve Herman on August 31, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore.- A usually quiet Vancouver neighborhood is buzzing about what happened on Sunday.. A burglary is rare enough of an event to have everyone talking, but this was far worse.

The Clark County Sheriffs Office says they believe a man entered a home near Northeast 2nd Loop and 2nd Circle. When he entered he touched the 15-year old living in …

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Two Teens Wanted in Connection with Eugene Murder

Posted by Kaylene Beaujolais on August 30, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. – A Eugene teen is dead and police seek two other teenagers for questioning. 17-year-old Justin Gardner was found shot dead in an apartment at 90 Commons Drive, early Sunday morning.

The teens of interest are 19-year-old Sean Jones and 19-year-old Zachary Beauchamp. The Eugene Police Department asks anyone who may have seen or heard something about the incident, …

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Apartment Building Catches Fire

Posted by Anna Erickson on August 30, 2015
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BEAVERTON, Ore. — Flames were coming from several units, calling for a two-alarm fire early Sunday morning.

Firefighters pulled water lines to all corners of the apartment building on SW 125th and SW Hall Boulevard, attacking it from the outside.

Because of the sheer amount of fire, crews fought defensively until the bulk of the flames were put out.

No one was found inside …

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