Company Fined After Trench Collapsed in March

Posted by Associated Press on July 30, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A state agency has fined Gresham plumbing company for two serious violations after a worker was injured when a trench collapsed in March.

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division on Tuesday fined Apollo Drain & Rooter Service $5,600. The agency said workers didn’t install an adequate support system to prevent the collapse.

Danny Russu was replacing a …

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Car Smashes into Jim Fisher Volvo in Downtown Portland

Posted by Brett Reckamp on July 29, 2014
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Just before 8:30 Tuesday evening, a car swerved into the Jim Fisher Volvo car dealership on West Burnside at SW 21st Avenue.

KXL’s Jeremy Scott was near the site shortly after the accident and says a witness helped pull the driver out of the car.

Three people were sent to the hospital.  It looks like the 43-year-old driver may have had a …

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Pressure Builds To Get Grain Moving Again At Vancouver Terminal

Posted by Steve Leader on July 29, 2014
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Photo courtesy: Columbian.com

As Washington state grain inspectors refuse to enter United Grain Corporation’s export terminal at the Port of Vancouver, pressure is growing to have the inspections resume with federal employees.

The Washington Farm Bureau is calling on the U.S. Agriculture Department to take responsibility for inspecting and certifying grain for export.

State inspectors say they’re unwilling to resume work because of …

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Bridge Construction Closes SW Oleson Road

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 29, 2014
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PORTLAND — A bridge construction project now underway at Fanno Creek has closed Southwest Oleson Road for eight months just south of Beaverton Hillsdale Highway.

Washington County is asking drivers to detour to Hall Boulevard and Scholls Ferry Road to help ease congestion.  They also encourage people to support the businesses in the Raleigh Hills area affected by the closure.

The county is …

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Police Search for Missing Portland Man

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on July 29, 2014
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The Portland Police Bureau’s Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public’s help locating 30-year-old Devin Gordon Singh, missing since Sunday July 27, 2014.

Singh is described as a male Indian, 6’1″ tall, 170 pounds, brown hair with long dreads, hazel eyes, facial hair, a tattoo of “DTD” on the left side of his neck and an Indian symbol on his …

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