Man Drowns in Toutle River

Posted by mworkhoven on August 2, 2015

Toutle, WA – In Cowlitz County, a man drowned while trying to save his son in the Toutle River. 35 year old Benjamin Brooks was swimming with his family east of Toutle, when his 9-year old boy began struggling in the water. Brooks managed to get his son to shore, but then went underwater himself and didn’t come up. The …

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Power Lines Spark Two Fires

Posted by Anna Erickson on August 1, 2015


MARION COUNTY, Ore. – Power lines were knocked down, the surge starting fires on Jefferson-Marion Road and Skelton Road.

Workers were in the middle of cutting wheat on the Jefferson-Marion Road SE filed, when one of the owners spotted smoke, finding the field on fire.

Fire crews found it started from wires that had arched, sparked and dropped to the field.

The fire …

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Shooting at a Birthday Party

Posted by mworkhoven on August 1, 2015
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Portland, OR – Police say a party was the target of a shooting in North Portland. It happened near Jefferson High School on North Commercial Avenue around 8 PM Friday.
Police say they found evidence of shots fired, but didn’t find any gunshot victims. However, they don’t think the shooting is random. The party was a birthday celebration for Marquis Chaney, …

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July Could Be One of Portland’s Hottest Ever

Posted by Pat Boyle on July 31, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — July 2015 in Portland could go down as the second or third hottest ever.

“We’ll have to see how today’s numbers come out with that,” says Dave Elson at the National Weather Service.

1985 was the warmest ever July in Portland.

Elson also says the haze visible in the sky over Portland is smoke from forest fires burning in Southwest …

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Shell Oil Ship Departs For Alaska Despite Protests

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 30, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Environmentalists got in the way of a Shell Oil ship leaving Swan Island to drill in the Arctic Ocean.  The icebreaker Fennica finally left town on Thursday night, more than a day behind schedule.

Protesters rappelled from the St. Johns Bridge early Wednesday while activists in kayaks took to the Willamette River.

The ship was scheduled to leave dry dock on …

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