Tornado Causes Property Damage in Longview

Posted by Jeremy Scott on October 23, 2014

Brett Reckamp contributed to this story

LONGVIEW, Wash. — A tornado caused property damage on Thursday, but thankfully there were no injuries.

The most serious of damage was along Vandercook Way between 7th and 12th Avenue.

KXL’s Mike Turner described the scene on Portland’s Afternoon News:
The funnel cloud broke up north of Kelso.  The National Weather Service confirms it was an EF-1 tornado.

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Partial Solar Eclipse Rare And Iffy Here

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on October 23, 2014
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PORTLAND, OREGON   A partial eclipse of the sun started at 1 P.M. this afternoon if the weather clears at all we should be able to see it until about 4:30 Pacific time. Jim Todd with OMSI says events like this are rare.  If anyone wants to look at the solar eclipse they should use a filter.  Looking at the …

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Fatal Crash Closes I-5 in Albany For Hours

Posted by Jeremy Scott on October 23, 2014

ALBANY, Ore. — A deadly crash involving a semi truck and passenger car shut down Interstate 5 near North Albany for more than four hours on Thursday.

The woman behind the wheel of the car was killed.  Police have identified her as Amber Forest, 28 from Aumsville.  The truck driver was treated for minor injuries.

Oregon State Police say Forest was going northbound when she …

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City Of Portland Appeals DOJ Settlement

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on October 23, 2014
Portland Police

PORTLAND,  OREGON   The city of Portland plans to Appeal part of a Federal Judge’s Ruling on Police reform.  yesterday, the Portland City Council voted 4-0 Wednesday night to appeal part of a federal Judge’s order on periodic court hearings to track the progress of police reforms despite widespread opposition from the community.  Mayor Charlie Hales and city commissioner Amanda …

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Richardson Reacts to New Poll Indicating Swing in His Favor

Posted by Steve Herman on October 23, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore.- A dramatic shift in poll numbers has taken place since Governor John Kitzhaber’s campaign became riddled with scandal. A poll commissioned by KATU has Dennis Richardson with a surprising double-digit lead.

Even Dennis Richardson himself is surprised by the new numbers “It was just amazing to see that kind of a flip,” Richardson told KXL. “People finally have figured it …

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