Man Accused of Public Masturbation Goes to Court

Posted by Mike Turner on November 18, 2014

33-year-old James Ray McNeil went before a judge Tuesday on charges of public masturbation at Portland State University and sexual assault of a woman in an Old Town hotel room.

The incidents took place Monday. Campus safety officers stopped McNeil on the second floor of Lincoln Hall after receiving a report that he was masturbating close to a female student. After …

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Portland Milwaukie Light Rail That Much Closer

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on November 18, 2014
Milwuakie Lightrail

MILWAUKIE,  OREGON   Crews welded the final section of rail for the 7.3 mile Portland Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project.  Crews connected the rail by a thermite welding process that superheats aluminum, iron oxide, and alloy elements to produce molten steel and permanently join the rails. Milwaukie Mayor Jeremy Ferguson and TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane  were there.

Ferguson is delighted …

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No Break For Fliers

Posted by Steve Leader on November 18, 2014
Airlines Cheaper Fuel

Photos courtesy: Associated Press, University of Portland

Consumers should not expect lower airfares just because the price of jet fuel has fallen. A professor of finance and transportation at the University of Portland says the airline industry sees no need to cut fares.

According to Richard Gritta, demand for tickets is healthy and the airlines can price the way they want to.

Gritta …

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Oregon Employers Hire Most Workers In 20 Years

Posted by Associated Press on November 18, 2014

SALEM, Ore. — State figures show that Oregon employers went on a hiring spree this fall, adding nearly 10,000 jobs in October.

The state Employment Department said Tuesday that’s the largest one-month gain in jobs since August 1995, when more than 10,400 jobs were added.

The agency said hiring was particularly strong in three sectors: manufacturing, health care, and professional and business …

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Phony Credit Card Operation Run Out Of Beaverton Motel Room

Posted by Pat Boyle on November 18, 2014
credit card scam

BEAVERTON, Ore. — A California man has been arrested and accused of running a sophisticated counterfeit credit card operation out of a motel room.  Police responded after someone reported a suspicious car with California plates parked in the lot.

Police say 40-year-old Thomas Geter used a fake drivers license to rent the room.  Inside, they found credit card making machines, a …

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