Teacher Arrested, Faces Meth and Prostitution Charges

Posted by Steve Herman on September 1, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore.- Neil Armstrong Middle school will be missing one of it’s math teachers to start the school year.

Police in Multnomah County say they’ve arrested one of their teachers, 50-year old Mike Maraia. Authorities say they pulled him over near Southeast 139th and Division ST and found three grams of methamphetamine and pipe, hidden in a Crown Royal bag. The …

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Mayor Arrested for Meth Possession

Posted by Associated Press on September 1, 2015

JEFFERSON, Ore. (AP) – The Marion County Sheriff’s office says the 68-year-old mayor of the small town of Idanha has been arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

Lt. Chris Baldridge said Monday that Cletus Moore and his passenger, 39-year-old Christopher Kosack, were stopped for a traffic violation in Jefferson Sunday night. He declined to name the specific traffic violation.

Deputies allege they found …

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Mt Wy’East

Posted by Mike Turner on August 31, 2015

Portland Ore – That name change is not likely to happen for Mt Hood. Lou Yost of the US Board on Geographic Names says Mt McKinley made the change to Denali because most locals knew it by that name. Mt Hood has a day lodge at Timberline with the name of Wy’East, which is the mountain’s historic native name.

“Shell No” Hits the Streets

Posted by Mike Turner on August 31, 2015

Portland Ore – Activists take to the streets of Portland for a lunch hour protest against Shell Oil’s arctic drilling operations. The “funeral procession” took place while the President met with world leaders in Alaska on climate change. Protesters say that’s hypocritical since Obama awarded Shell the drilling permit.

Wildfires Burn More Than 340,000 Acres of Oregon Forest

Posted by Jeremy Scott on August 31, 2015

Stouts Creek Fire

PORTLAND, Ore. — More than 340,000 acres of state forest land in Oregon have been charred by wildfires this summer.  The rain, cooler temperatures and higher humidity of late has been better for crews, but the fire danger still remains high.  There are eight large wildfires burning in the state.

The largest are in Eastern Oregon.  The Canyon Creek Complex south …

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