Winds Worsen Wildfires

Posted by mworkhoven on August 30, 2015
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The Storm Saturday didn’t deliver much rain to the wildfires burning in Oregon, but did whip them up with higher winds. Heavy wind Saturday pushed the Canyon Creek Fire further east, burning down more structures. Evacuation orders remain in place for Prairie City, a town in Eastern Oregon near John Day. Crews had contained most of the 87,000 acre fire …

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Aftermath of the Windstorm

Posted by mworkhoven on August 30, 2015
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Falling trees caused a lot of damage during Saturday’s windstorm, and the cleanup is ongoing. In Lake Oswego, a tree snapped and landed on the roof of a house. In Clackamas County a tree crushed the deck of a house and a fence and landed in a pool. And in Southeast Portland a tree fell across a street and into a  …

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Reporter, Cameraman Shot and Killed On Air

Posted by Associated Press on August 26, 2015
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Picture Courtesy: WDBJ

MONETA, Va. — A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death during a live television interview Wednesday by a gunman who recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media after fleeing the scene.

Authorities identified the suspect as a journalist who had been fired from the station earlier this year. Hours later and hundreds of …

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Oregon Man Stops Possible Terror Attack

Posted by mworkhoven on August 22, 2015
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A man from Oregon is being hailed as a hero for helping foil a possible terrorist attack. National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos of Roseburg was on a train speeding through Belgium when a Moroccan man came from the train bathroom, shirtless and firing a rifle, injuring several passengers. Alek says that he and his Air Force friend Spencer Stone attacked the …

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Protest In Portland Peaceful Marking Death of Michael Brown

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on August 10, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore–  About 100 people took the streets of Southeast Portland to mark the one year Anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.  Brown was shot and killed by police.  In Ferguson, the anniversary protest started out peaceful and quickly became ugly with rocks and bottles being thrown at police.  While the Police Chief was holding a …

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