Inmate Work Crew Hit By Semi on I-5

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 12, 2014
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WILSONVILLE — A semi truck tipped over on Interstate 5 southbound before the Wilsonville exit just before 10:30 on Tuesday morning and hit three members of a Multnomah County inmate work crew clearing storm debris on the side of the highway near Elligsen Road.

40-year-old Angela Baca of Portland was seriously injured and taken to the hospital in an ambulance.  A …

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Watch Out For Road Crews

Posted by Mike Turner on February 11, 2014
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The Oregon Department of Transportation is asking drivers to be especially aware of road crews. This after a truck hit two workers on I-5 near Wilsonville Tuesday.

The crews are working to clean up the highway in advance of the sweepers picking up gravel laid down during the storms.

The driver told witnesses he had choked on a drink of coffee and …

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Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick Apologizes for $300,000,000 Snow Plow Estimate

Posted by Brett Reckamp on February 11, 2014
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Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick is apologizing after firing off a misquote about how much it would cost the city to plow every street in the city.  He told reporters Monday it would cost the city an additional $300 million dollars.  On Tuesday he issued an apology saying it would actually cost $70 million dollars.  His entire written explanation is …

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Portland Man Crawls Into Patrol Car To Sleep And Can’t Get Out

Posted by Pat Boyle on February 11, 2014
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PORTLAND — A Portland used an unlocked and unmarked patrol car at Southeast Precinct for a place to sleep last night.

When he woke up this morning, he discovered the car had no back seat door handles because it’s used for custody transports.  He was stuck inside.  He wrote  “help” in the condensation on the window, but no one was there …

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Washington Governor Suspends Death Penalty

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 11, 2014
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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to “join a growing national conversation about capital punishment.”

The Democrat said he came to the decision after months of review, meetings with family members of victims, prosecutors and law …

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