Man Steals Guitars from Bing Lounge

Posted by Anna Erickson on September 26, 2014
Courtesy of Portland Police Bureau


PORTLAND – A man stole two guitars from the Bing Lounge at Alpha Media in the Pacwest Center downtown.

Around noon on Friday, Portland Police Chief Mike Reese was flagged down by Security at Southwest 5th and Madison, directing Reese to Chapman Square on 4th and Madison.

52-year-old Shawn Wasil had two guitars that were on display for an event at the …

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Streetcar Derails in Northwest Portland

Posted by Jeremy Scott on September 26, 2014

PORTLAND — A streetcar derailed near a maintenance yard at Northwest 16th and Lovejoy late Friday morning.

While crews worked to lift the streetcar back onto the tracks using a crane, buses took passengers to their stops.  Service on the North-South route went only as far as 11th and Marshall for several hours.

“We had two trains heading east.  The first train turned …

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Richardson, Kitzhaber Meet In Governor’s Debate

Posted by Associated Press on September 26, 2014

SUNRIVER, Ore. — Gov. John Kitzhaber is forcefully rebutting a charge from his Republican challenger that he pays women on his staff less than men.

Kitzhaber addressed the issue during a debate with state Rep. Dennis Richardson on Friday in Sunriver. Kitzhaber says it’s “categorically untrue” that his office doesn’t provide equal pay for equal work.

Richardson has aggressively attacked Kitzhaber on …

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Jailed Pit Bull

Posted by Mike Turner on September 25, 2014

The dog was taken into custody after killing a Pomeranian on a Portland Streetcar traveling through the Pearl Wednesday night.

One passenger said four dogs, all with different owners, boarded about the same time at Northwest 21st Avenue and Lovejoy Street. A couple minutes later, a larger dog, which appeared to be a pit bull mix, attacked a smaller dog that …

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Traffic Alert: Truck Fire Closes Sunset Highway

Posted by Jeremy Scott on September 25, 2014

BEAVERTON — A semi truck went up in flames on the Sunset Highway in the westbound lanes near Cedar Hills on Thursday afternoon.

“We’ve got a significant diesel spill of close to 200 gallons out on the highway.  This is going to take a little bit to get straightened out,” said ODOT’s Don Hamilton.

Both directions of the freeway were closed to put …

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