A New Max

Posted by Mike Turner on October 22, 2014
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The Type 5 is the fifth generation of Light Rail vehicles to be sold to Tri Met by Siemens. 18 new cars are on the way at 3.7 million dollars apiece. They’re expected to have a forty year life span and have more seating, improved climate control and a high tech cockpit …

Tri Met a General Manager Neil McFarlane says …

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Princess Sentenced

Posted by Mike Turner on October 22, 2014
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A Romanian princess and her husband who hosted cock fighting parties in Eastern Oregon were sentenced in federal court.

Princess Irina Walker is the daughter of the last King of Romania. Her husband John is an ex Coos County Sheriff’s Deputy. They entered a plea of guilty to hosting cockfighting derbies on their Eastern Oregon ranch. In a plea deal they …

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Woodburn Teen Hit and Killed By Train

Posted by Jeremy Scott on October 22, 2014
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BROOKS, Ore. — A 13-year-old French Prairie Middle School student was hit and killed by a train while walking home from soccer practice on Tuesday night.

Juan Robles-Melara was walking on the tracks near Waconda Road.  He left school on his own instead of waiting for his mom to pick him up.  He has autism, but functions at a high level.

The final soccer game …

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Dentist To Colleagues: Honor Veterans With Me

Posted by Steve Leader on October 22, 2014
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A Northwest Portland dentist, Dr. Laura Matin, plans to treat up to 14 military veterans to free dental care on Veteran’s Day.

Matin says veterans give so much.   She says this is one way to pay them back.

According to Matin, hers is a solo effort.   She encourages other Oregon dentists to treat military veterans free on their day, November 11th.

Matin says …

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Very Wet Nasty Weather On The Way

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on October 22, 2014
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PORTLAND — The first Big storm of Fall is rolling in across Portland, Vancouver, the Willamette Valley and the coast.  The National Weather service says we can expect about 2 inches of rain here in 6 to 12 hours.  Much of that rainfall will happen during the afternoon commute into the early evening.  Winds could fluctuate blowing gusts …

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