Portland Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Bomb Threat

Posted by Kaylene Beaujolais on January 24, 2015
Delta Flight 1156

ATLANTA (AP) — Police bomb and dog teams searched two planes at Atlanta’s main airport Saturday after authorities received what they called credible bomb threats made online, airport and military officials said.

The threats targeted Southwest Airlines Flight 2492, which arrived from Milwaukee, and Delta Air Lines Flight 1156, which arrived from Portland, Oregon, said Reese McCranie, a spokesman for Hartsfield-Jackson …

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Suspicious Two Alarm House Fire

Posted by Anna Erickson on January 24, 2015


SALEM, Ore. – A home caught fire on Woodleaf Street NE in Salem around 4pm Friday.  Marion County Firefighters found the house covered in smoke and flames, threatening nearby homes.

The blaze was immediately upgraded to a two-alarm and additional crews were brought in to battle the fire.  They were able to get the flames under control after about 45 minutes.  …

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Standoff at Oregon City Home After Shots Fired

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 23, 2015

OREGON CITY, Ore. — It was a restless night for neighbors when the Clackamas County Sheriff’s SWAT team moved in late Thursday to try and capture a man who’s accused of shooting at his two roommates at their home on Myrtle Street.

The man barricaded himself in a bedroom.  Once police finally got into the home after an eight-hour standoff, they found the …

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Shooting in Oak Grove

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 23, 2015

OAK GROVE, Ore. — A man is in serious condition after being shot several times early Thursday morning.

Neighbors called 9-1-1 around 1:15 after hearing the gunshots.  Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputies found the victim in the road at Southeast 20th and Park.

The man is identified as 44-year-old Scott Firkus, a transient.  He’s under intensive care at a hospital.

There is no information about a suspect.

Oregon Unemployment Rate Lowest In Six Years

Posted by Jeremy Scott on January 21, 2015

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s unemployment rate hasn’t been this low since August of 2008 and more people have found jobs over the past three months than any previous period since at least 1990.

The rate fell from 7% in November to 6.7 last month.

“Seven of the major industry sectors added at least 800 jobs in December.  It’s rare for so many industries to …

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