Backdraft Injures Two Firefighters in Oregon City

Posted by Pat Boyle on August 27, 2014

Rosemary Reynolds contributed to this story

OREGON CITY, Ore. — Two firefighters ran for their lives when a large backdraft shot glass and blew them out of a two-story building on Molalla Avenue that houses three businesses.

“There were a lot of flames and black smoke and then the backdraft just blew out.  The firemen came stumbling out and they had to …

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Man Shoots Himself in the Testicles

Posted by Associated Press on August 27, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – It wasn’t the first time Joseph Johnson III had shot someone, but his decision to stuff a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun down the front of his pants as he fled had dramatic consequences.

Portland police say Johnson ended up shooting himself in the testicles. Officers arrested him nearby.

The 41-year-old man told a judge on Tuesday that he was …

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Hillsboro Family Drowns at Hagg Lake

Posted by Jeremy Scott on August 26, 2014

GASTON, Ore. — A tragedy at Hagg Lake turned even more tragic after four family members drowned on Monday night.  They were not wearing life jackets despite a free checkout station just feet away.

A 3 year-old boy was floating face down in the water.  People at a picnic area pulled him out and performed CPR until firefighters got there, but he did not …

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Drunk Driver Crashes Into House

Posted by Jeremy Scott on August 26, 2014

PORTLAND — A driver who police say was drunk wouldn’t stop for them early Tuesday morning and crashed into the side of a house just feet from where somebody was sleeping.

Officers tried to pull the woman over just after 3:00 at 82nd and Halsey for driving recklessly.  She kept going and lost control as she attempted to make a turn …

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Apple Recalls iPhone 5 Batteries

Posted by Steve Herman on August 26, 2014

Is that iPhone battery not lasting as ling as it should? You could be eligible for a free replacement battery from Apple. The company say some phones “suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more”.

Before you get too excited, the recall is only effecting iPhone 5′s purchased between September 2012 and January of 2013. Apple says it’s …

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