Wildfires Burn More Than 340,000 Acres of Oregon Forest

Posted by Jeremy Scott on August 31, 2015
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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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Man Breaks Into Home, Touches Girl, Gets Away

Posted by Steve Herman on August 31, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore.- A usually quiet Vancouver neighborhood is buzzing about what happened on Sunday.. A burglary is rare enough of an event to have everyone talking, but this was far worse.

The Clark County Sheriffs Office says they believe a man entered a home near Northeast 2nd Loop and 2nd Circle. When he entered he touched the 15-year old living in …

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Winds Worsen Wildfires

Posted by mworkhoven on August 30, 2015
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The Storm Saturday didn’t deliver much rain to the wildfires burning in Oregon, but did whip them up with higher winds. Heavy wind Saturday pushed the Canyon Creek Fire further east, burning down more structures. Evacuation orders remain in place for Prairie City, a town in Eastern Oregon near John Day. Crews had contained most of the 87,000 acre fire …

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Aftermath of the Windstorm

Posted by mworkhoven on August 30, 2015
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Falling trees caused a lot of damage during Saturday’s windstorm, and the cleanup is ongoing. In Lake Oswego, a tree snapped and landed on the roof of a house. In Clackamas County a tree crushed the deck of a house and a fence and landed in a pool. And in Southeast Portland a tree fell across a street and into a  …

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Bank Robber Gets Away With Cash

Posted by Kaylene Beaujolais on August 29, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Umpqua bank at 1139 N.W. Lovejoy street was the target of a robbery Saturday afternoon. Police arrived to learn the suspect got away with an unknown amount of money. Callers describe the suspect as a White male in his 30’s or 40’s. He may have been wearing a navy blue sweatshirt. The robbery took place around …

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