Snow and Freezing Rain Hits Metro Area

Posted by Jeremy Scott on November 13, 2014
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Jackknifed truck blocks Skyline near Sylvan

PORTLAND, Ore. — Freezing rain started during the Thursday morning commute followed by light snow flurries throughout the day.  But the storm didn’t pack as much of a punch as forecasters expected.

“It’s a little bit warmer at the surface than we were forecasting.  Easterly winds helped dry out the moisture,” said Laurel McCoy with the …

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Dangling Workers Rescued From World Trade Center

Posted by Associated Press on November 12, 2014
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NEW YORK — Two window washers were trapped for more than an hour Wednesday on scaffolding dangling 69 stories up the side of 1 World Trade Center before firefighters were able to cut through the new skyscraper’s glass and pull them to safety.

The dramatic rescue occurred on the south side of the 1,776-foot, 104-story building, where the open-topped platform hung …

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Winds Knock Out Power To Thousands, Topple Trees

Posted by Jeremy Scott on November 11, 2014
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Mike Turner contributed to this story

PORTLAND, Ore. — Wind gusts of 40 to 50 m.p.h. on Tuesday caused trees to sway and fall, some onto power lines, knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses.

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the Portland metro area, much of southwest Washington and east of I-5 into the …

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Veterans Day Parade Strolls Through Hollywood District

Posted by Jeremy Scott on November 11, 2014
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Rosemary Reynolds contributed to this story

PORTLAND, Ore. — Hundreds of people of all ages and dignitaries lined Northeast Sandy Boulevard on Tuesday morning for the 40th Annual Veterans Day Parade.

They waved flags and cheered for more than 2,000 veterans.  The Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines were all represented.

“It’s really important to honor our veterans, the things that they have given us.  I can’t …

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WWII Navy WAVE Celebrates American Life – Veterans Day

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on November 11, 2014
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SHERWOOD, OREGON    Bev Ryan was born in Bellingham, Washington.  She’s spent most of her life in Oregon.  In 1943 she signed up for the Navy as a Wave Women  Accepted for Voluntary Service .  She was only 17.  She was so excited to do something worthwhile.  School was not her thing.

She was stationed in Washington, D.C. her first job …

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