Former Parking Manager Sentenced For Taking Bribes

Posted by Jeremy Scott on May 27, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The former parking manager for the City of Portland who was fired for taking bribes was sentenced for the crimes in federal court on Wednesday.

Ellis McCoy will spend two years in prison and three years on probation.  He told the judge he knew he had destroyed his 30-year career.

“I didn’t respect the rules of the city.  I will …

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Third Gang Shooting in 36 Hours, City on Pace for 15 Year High

Posted by Steve Herman on May 27, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore.- Another gang-related shooting Tuesday night makes three in the last 36-hours.

Witnesses told police a white “American” car slowed to a crawl and began to open fire near the corner of Northeast Sacramento Street and Rodney Avenue. Police found no victims or significant damage at the scene.

Portland Police say last night’s shooting in the Elliot neighborhood is similar to the other recent …

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West Linn Boil Water Notice Lifted

Posted by Jeremy Scott on May 27, 2015
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WEST LINN, Ore. — A boil water notice affecting more than 2,300 homes in the Marylhurst, Skyline Ridge, Robinwood, HSRS and Parker Crest neighborhoods has been lifted after 24 hours.

The city advised residents on Tuesday to boil their water until tests on whether or not there was bacteria in the water came back.  The notice was issued after a power outage at the Bland …

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Drones Only

Posted by Mike Turner on May 26, 2015
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Drones have gotten so popular they now have their own store. Drones Plus has six stores nationwide and the latest is at Beaverton Town Square.

Manager Chris Griggs says thousand have come through his doors since opening five weeks ago.

Prices range from $29 to the thousands for fully outfitted drones.


Oregon’s Melons Could Be More Valuable

Posted by Anna Erickson on May 26, 2015
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Steve Leader contributed to this story 

HERMISTON, Ore. – Cantaloupe could become more valuable because of the drought in California.

California growers are being hit hard by expensive water — so much that it’s cost prohibited for some crops to be grown, which could be a plus for Oregon farmers who grow melons.

Jack Bellinger of Bellinger Farms says Oregon’s melon-growing region has …

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