Burn Bans Issued Including Fireworks

Posted by Jeremy Scott on June 29, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — With the heat and very dry conditions across the Pacific Northwest, burning bans are being enforced in many areas and that includes fireworks.

The Sandy Fire District is restricting all open flames including camp fires and charcoal grills effective Wednesday.

Canby has also banned all recreational, backyard and agricultural burning.

With temperatures in the mid 90’s and dry conditions, officials say …

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Officer-Involved Shooting At Winco Leaves One Man Dead

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on June 29, 2015
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Photo Courtesy: KGW

PORTLAND, Ore. — Detectives are in the early stages of the Investigation into an officer-involved shooting late Sunday night.

Two officers made contact with a man at a car parked on the west side of the Winco Foods store on Northeast 122nd Avenue around 11:35.  Gunshots were fired and the suspect was injured.

Officers called for medical help and began giving him first …

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Washington Wildfire Torches Homes and Evacuates Residents

Posted by Associated Press on June 29, 2015
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Photo Courtesy: The Wenatchee World

SEATTLE — A wildfire fueled by high temperatures and strong winds roared into a central Washington neighborhood, destroying properties and forcing residents of several hundred homes to flee, authorities said Monday.

The blaze ignited in brush just outside Wenatchee on Sunday afternoon, quickly burning out of control and also leading some businesses about 120 miles east of …

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Lost Hikers Found in Columbia River Gorge

Posted by Steve Herman on June 29, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore.- A couple hikers are lucky and thankful to be alive after spending 32 hours in the Columbia River Gorge.

7:00am Saturday morning, Lonny Calkins and Karl Hurst set out for a day hike, expecting to be done that afternoon, but after the trail to Wachlella Falls became over grown they found themselves lost.

With no cell phone service and no …

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Man Arrested For Kicking Dog to Death

Posted by Anna Erickson on June 28, 2015
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CLACKAMAS, Ore. – A man kicked a small dog to the point it was bleeding along the side of SE 82nd Drive.

The man, a woman and the dog were later found in a Gladstone Safeway parking lot, after a citizen who saw the abuse, followed the man.

The dog, a small white mixed-breed, suffered visible traumatic injuries to its rear end and …

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