Gunshot Fired On TriMet Bus Leads to Felon’s Arrest

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 17, 2014
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OAK GROVE, Ore. — A man who’s not allowed to have a gun because he’s a felon is back in jail after the gun he was carrying went off on the line 33/McLoughlin bus just before noon on Friday.

42-year-old Troy Robanske of Gresham had the gun in a case.  When he reached inside, it went off as the bus traveled …

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Time Running Out for Widower

Posted by Steve Leader on January 17, 2014
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Donald Sheldon worries he won’t live long enough to give testimony in his lawsuit against a Longview nursing home where his wife of 69 years, Norma, froze to death in December.

The Daily News reports the required midnight bed check was not done. Norma wasn’t noticed missing until after 1am.  She died of hypothermia on a freezing night.  Her body was …

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Two Arrests In Fire That Nearly Destroyed Tavern

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 17, 2014
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PORTLAND — Two men including an employee have been arrested for a fire that seriously damaged the historic Pal’s Shanty Tavern and restaurant on Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Investigators believe that the blaze was set to cover up a burglary.  One of the suspects was burned.  Firefighters responded to reports of an explosion and sparks from a window on the second floor …

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Gunmen In Strip Club Shooting Dies

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 17, 2014
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PORTLAND — The man who shot three people including a bouncer and a waitress at a strip club last Saturday night before being shot himself by another bouncer has died from his injuries.

43-year-old Thomas Hjelmeland passed away at a Portland hospital.

He was denied entry to the Mystic Gentleman’s Club at Southeast 99th and Stark because of his behavior.  Staff say …

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Mother And Child In Amber Alert Found In Washington

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 17, 2014
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OLYMPIA — Authorities issued an Amber Alert for a mother who was on the run with her 6-year-old son from Rhode Island after failing to show up for a custody hearing last week.

The judge believed that the boy was in danger.  Andria Britt, 34, is not supposed to have custody of Daniel after a court granted his father sole custody.

It was believed that …

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