Company Fined After Trench Collapsed in March

Posted by Associated Press on July 30, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A state agency has fined Gresham plumbing company for two serious violations after a worker was injured when a trench collapsed in March.

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division on Tuesday fined Apollo Drain & Rooter Service $5,600. The agency said workers didn’t install an adequate support system to prevent the collapse.

Danny Russu was replacing a …

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Dundee Mother Still Missing

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on July 29, 2014
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DUNDEE, Ore. — A 38-year-old mom from Dundee went out to run errands on Thursday evening and has not been heard from since. Surveillance video places Jennifer Huston at a Circle K gas station in Newberg around 6 p.m.

Her husband Kallen Huston accompanied by other family members and police held a press conference Monday July 28, 2014.

Her family says nothing …

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Oregon Wildfires Near Complete Containment

Posted by Associated Press on July 28, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon’s largest wildfire is nearing complete containment, although continuing high temperatures remain a concern.

The 618-square-mile Buzzard Complex fire in eastern Oregon, the nation’s largest wildfire, remained at 95 percent containment on Sunday.

Incident reports from the fire say containment lines continue hold as crews monitor increased fire activity.

Containment of the Ochoco complex jumped from 69 to nearly …

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Plan For New Bridge Over Columbia River Revealed

Posted by Associated Press on July 27, 2014
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VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – A concept for a proposed third bridge over the Columbia River in Clark County has been revealed.

The Vancouver Columbian reports  the proposed bridge, championed by Clark County Commissioner David Madore, would cross the Columbia River at Highway 14 in Vancouver, jog to the west slightly, cross Government Island and connect to Northeast Airport Way in Oregon. …

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Fatal Crash in Gresham

Posted by Anna Erickson on July 27, 2014
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One man died after a crash in Gresham Saturday night.  Around 10:45pm, Multnomah police got a call about a crash in the 30300 block of SE Lusted Road.  When officers and fire crews got there, they found two people in a severely wrecked car.  The car was speeding west on Lusted Road when the driver lost control, crossed the center …

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