Simpsons’ Mural Unveiled in Springfield

Posted by Associated Press on August 26, 2014
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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of people turned out Monday for the festivities as a mural honoring “The Simpsons” was unveiled in Springfield, Oregon.

On hand for the big event was actress Yeardley Smith, the voice of Bart Simpson’s sister, Lisa, on the animated sitcom.

Smith was more than happy to land on both sides of …

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Safety Inspectors Checkout Trains on Tilikum Crossing Bridge

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on August 25, 2014
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Portland, Oregon   If you see a MAX Train on the Portland’s Newest Bridge that’s because engineers and safety inspectors are checking it out.   The process will start at S.W. 5th and Lincoln street and end at SE Clinton street at 12th Avenue.  The engineers will pull the train along then walk beside it taking measurements.

The  Portland – Milwuakie …

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Strong California Quake Causes Injuries, Damage

Posted by Associated Press on August 24, 2014
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NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands in California’s wine country on Sunday.

The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck at 3:20 a.m. about 6 miles from …

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Two Drunk Drivers Arrested at Same Crash

Posted by Anna Erickson on August 24, 2014
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SCHOLLS – One driver crashed, shearing a power pole while a different one drove through the crash and was stopped by police in the Scholls community.

Around 11:15pm Saturday night, police went to SW Scholls Ferry Road west of SW Clark Hill Road on a report that a car crashed into a utility pole.  The driver was trapped inside as the …

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Two Campers Found Dead in Tillamook Forest

Posted by Anna Erickson on August 23, 2014
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35-year-old Justin Norton and 53-year-old Nicholas Santangelo left their campsite at the Cedar Creek Campground late Monday night to look for some lost pets, and never returned.  They were last seen in a 1998 blue Ford Explorer.

Searchers found their bodies around 8:15 Friday night.  The Explorer went off a gravel road off Highway 6 in the Tillamook State Forest, rolling …

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