Emergency Rooms Overflowing With Sick People

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 14, 2014

PORTLAND — Hospitals across the state have been busy for weeks with an increase of people sick from the flu and now the norovirus.

The numbers have been fluctuating, but OHSU was treating about 25 influenza patients as of Tuesday.

“One thing you can predict about influenza is that it’s going to be unpredictable.  But generally once it hits in a big …

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Multnomah County Republicans To Raffle Off Gun, Honor Lincoln and MLK

Posted by Cort Johnson on January 14, 2014


The Multnomah County Republican Party will raffle off an AR-15 rifle as part of the annual Lincoln Day Dinner in February, saying it’s a way to “celebrate the legacy of two great Republicans who demonstrated leadership and courage that all of us still lean on today: Martin Luther King, Jr and Abraham Lincoln.”

The drawing will take place at the Lincoln …

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Woman Checking Mail Hit, Killed by Car

Posted by Christina Kemp on January 14, 2014

62-year-old Joan Deyoung-Burklund was hit by a pickup truck early Monday evening when she was crossing the street to reach her mail box. Police say the 30-year-old driver was the one who called 911 and stayed at the scene.

“There was no alcohol or drugs involved. His driving was normal and within the speed limit which is 55 on that road. …

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Identities In Strip Club Shooting

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 14, 2014

PORTLAND — A gunmen shot three people inside Mystic Gentleman’s Club at Southeast 99th and Stark on Saturday night before being shot himself by a bouncer.

Brian Rizzo, a 26-year-old security guard at the club remains in critical condition.  Nichole Procter, 27, and 31-year-old Gonzalo Zamora-Hernandez are recovering at home.

The shooter was critically wounded.  Police released his identity on Tuesday.  43-year-old Thomas …

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Deja Vu At Vancouver School With Weapon Scare

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 13, 2014

VANCOUVER — No doubt there were tense moments at Frontier Middle School on Monday morning that sent the building into lockdown.

A student brought what turned out to be a toy gun to class.  Authorities have not said why the kid had it.  The Evergreen School District does not allow items that can be mistaken as weapons on school property.

“We didn’t …

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