A Slush Day Briefing

Posted by Mike Turner on February 10, 2014
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The City of Portland and Tri Met give themselves high marks for their work over the weekend.

City Commissioner Steve Novick says city crews plowed thousands of miles of major roadways to keep people moving.

Tri Met’s Mary Fetch admits there were some glitches on MAX because of ice on the wires and problems with some switches but most of the buses …

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New Clues In Manhunt For Murderer of Weighmaster

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 10, 2014
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BORING — Authorities have released new information in the search for a Washington man wanted for shooting and killing an employee of Clackamas County last Thursday, including surveillance video taken just days before the murder.  There’s now a $7,500 reward for the tip that leads to an arrest.

U.S. Marshals have joined the manhunt for 41-year-old Dirck White of Edgewood, Washington.  Deputies …

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The Water Bureau Hustle

Posted by Mike Turner on February 10, 2014
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Portland’s Water Bureau is hustling to keep up with water main breaks.

Five were reported yesterday and a sixth wasn’t found until this morning. Crews are working to repair the break at SW Barbur and Bancroft.

Yesterday’s big break at 20th and SE Powell has been repaired.

The aging cast iron pipes are at risk for breaking when temperatures rise and drop. More …

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Auto Body Shops Busy Because of Winter Storm

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on February 10, 2014
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PORTLAND, OREGON  With over 600 weather related vehicle crashes since last Thursday both insurance companies and Auto body shops are seeing an increase in business. Mackin’s Auto Body on S.W. Capitol Highway expects this week and next to be busy.

Debra Sheldon General Manager,  says most of the crashes involve bumper damage .  “It’s either the front bumper or the back …

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Freezing Rain Alert, Clean Up Begins

Posted by Cort Johnson on February 10, 2014
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Rich Darnell of Damascus plows a road, allowing neighbors to get to work. (Photo: Rosemary Reynolds)

The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for the Portland and Vancouver metro area during Monday’s morning commute.

Forecasters say to watch for freezing rain between 4 a.m. to noon, in the Portland area, while the warning for the Columbia River Gorge will …

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