Semi-Truck Fire Closes I-84

Posted by Christina Kemp on September 27, 2014
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The Dalles, Ore. — A semi-truck caught fire on I-84 and closed the highway for about an hour on Saturday. The truck was carrying 42 thousand pounds of apples.

“When (the driver) pulled over to the shoulder he noticed a potential problem with the semi-trailer. After stopping he noticed that a fire had started in the area of one of the tires,” …

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Fatal Apartment Fire In Milwaukie

Posted by Anna Erickson on September 27, 2014
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Christina Kemp contributed to this report.

MILWAUKIE, Ore. – One person died and three others were hurt in an apartment fire early Saturday.  Shortly after 12:30 am, Clackamas Firefighters arrived at the Lake Crest Apartments on several reports of a fire in the building.  Fire crews got there to find heavy smoke coming from a lower level apartment, quickly working on …

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Man Steals Guitars from Bing Lounge

Posted by Anna Erickson on September 26, 2014
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PORTLAND – A man stole two guitars from the Bing Lounge at Alpha Media in the Pacwest Center downtown.

Around noon on Friday, Portland Police Chief Mike Reese was flagged down by Security at Southwest 5th and Madison, directing Reese to Chapman Square on 4th and Madison.

52-year-old Shawn Wasil had two guitars that were on display for an event at the …

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Student Arrested For Homemade “Bomb” At School

Posted by Jeremy Scott on September 26, 2014
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ST. HELENS, Ore. — Students and teachers were evacuated from St. Helens High School on Friday morning after a staff member found a homemade explosive device in a boy’s locker.

The school was evacuated to Columbia City Elementary while the Oregon State Police bomb squad safely blew it up.

“They let me know that they were safe,” said parent Duane who has three …

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Streetcar Derails in Northwest Portland

Posted by Jeremy Scott on September 26, 2014
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PORTLAND — A streetcar derailed near a maintenance yard at Northwest 16th and Lovejoy late Friday morning.

While crews worked to lift the streetcar back onto the tracks using a crane, buses took passengers to their stops.  Service on the North-South route went only as far as 11th and Marshall for several hours.

“We had two trains heading east.  The first train turned …

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