A Family That Needs Help

Posted by Mike Turner on August 18, 2014

A Southeast Portland family loses their apartment due to fire Monday.

The Red Cross was on the way to help them get settled as they work to overcome their loss …

Missouri Governor Sends National Guard to Ferguson

Posted by Associated Press on August 18, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson early Monday, hours after police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets following a week of demonstrations against the fatal police shooting of a black Missouri teenager.

In a statement, Nixon said the National Guard would help “in restoring peace and …

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Two Gang Shootings In Portland

Posted by Christina Kemp on August 17, 2014
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Anna Erickson and Steve Herman contributed to this report.

Portland, Ore.– Gang violence in Portland spiked overnight Saturday. A young woman was killed and 3 other people were injured in two gang-related shootings.

Three people were shot in downtown Portland, just steps away from Voodoo Doughnuts. Police and the gang-enforcement team responded to 3rd and Ash just after 12:30 am. Sgt. Pete …

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Car Crash Knocks Out Power for 2700 People

Posted by Anna Erickson on August 17, 2014

SALEM – A vehicle struck a power pole on Lancaster Drive SE near Beck Avenue SE in Salem early Sunday morning.  The driver says he swerved for an object in the roadway and hit the pole.  Crashing into the pole caused power to be knocked out for around 2700 residents of southeast Marion County.  After a few hours, PGE repaired …

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Missouri Gov. Declares Emergency, Imposes Curfew in Ferguson

Posted by Associated Press on August 16, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.

Nixon said that though many protesters were making themselves heard peacefully, the state would not allow a handful …

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