Memorial Day Kicks Off The Summer Travel Season

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on May 22, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — According to AAA, some 36 million travelers will hit the roads nationwide for the three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The two busiest days will be Friday to get out of town and coming back in late Monday before work Tuesday.

“We think many Oregonians are definitely heading out on the roads.  Gas prices are a little bit lower and people …

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Hundreds Protest Police Shooting in Olympia

Posted by Associated Press on May 22, 2015

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Hundreds of people gathered Thursday evening in Olympia, Washington, to protest a police shooting that wounded two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store.

Protesters who gathered at a park held signs that read “We Are Grieving,” ”Race is a Factor,” and “Black Lives Matter.”

One man, Rafael Ruiz, addressed the crowd, saying, “We’re not going …

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One Driver Killed, Second Rescued From Burning Truck

Posted by Jeremy Scott on May 21, 2015
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Photo Courtesy: KGW

PORTLAND, Ore. — The driver of a van was killed Wednesday night when he slammed into a semi truck carrying mail for the U.S. Postal Service, setting both the truck and driver on fire.

The collision happened just after 9:15 at Northeast 17th and Columbia Boulevard.

37-year-old Jared Mack of North Portland died.  Witnesses say he was driving pretty chaotically …

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Three Gang Shootings in Five Hours

Posted by Steve Herman on May 21, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Three gang shootings unfolded in just five hours Wednesday night. Making eight gang-related shootings in the last week.

Portland Police Sergeant Pete Simpson says the string of shootings started just before 4:30pm when a 20-year old was shot outside the Twilight Room near North Lombard and Portsmouth.  A woman called 911 saying her grandson was shot. It’s believed …

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17 Years Later The Thurston High School Shooting Is Remembered

Posted by Jim Ferretti on May 21, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — May 21, 1998 is a day Jennifer RieDy says she will never forget.  A Freshman at Thurston High School, she was running late to her first class, math.

“That was actually Kip’s class as well, we shared a math class.  I remember seeing a figure disappear around the corner where we would walk ahead of us.  We were rushing a …

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