City of Portland Sues Uber

Posted by Associated Press on December 9, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The city of Portland has asked a judge to shut down the online taxi business Uber, which began operations in the city on Friday.

The San Francisco company has run up against taxi regulations in many other cities, where sometimes its operations have been accommodated.

Uber says it isn’t bound by rules governing traditional taxi companies. Uber’s drivers are …

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Out Of Control Driver Hits & Kills Woman

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 9, 2014
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Photo Courtesy: The Columbian

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Witnesses say a man was driving erratically on Interstate 205 before he exited the freeway and hit a woman in the street late Monday morning.

The car collided with a vehicle on the freeway headed northbound before taking the SR 500 westbound exit and hitting a light pole.  Matthew Purifoy, 33, got off at NE Andresen Road and …

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Man Gives Chase in Stolen Car

Posted by Anna Erickson on December 7, 2014
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VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police spotted a stolen Subaru Station Wagon in a parking lot on Fourth Plain Boulevard near Whitman Avenue.

As an officer was getting out of his car to talk to the person in the station wagon, the driver hit the gas, slamming into the cop car and took off.  A chase started with the suspect driving recklessly.

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Driver Arrested For Seriously Injuring Victim

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 5, 2014
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SHERWOOD, Ore. — An 82-year-old war veteran was hit by a vehicle while walking to his mailbox on Tuesday night and the driver kept going.  The man behind the wheel was caught in Beaverton two days later thanks to a tip.

Walter Weise was hit on Beef Bend Road near Roy Royers just before 5:00pm and knocked into a ditch.  Both his …

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Mike Riley Leaves Oregon State For Nebraska

Posted by Associated Press on December 4, 2014
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LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska has hired Oregon State’s Mike Riley as its new football coach, replacing the fired Bo Pelini.

Athletic director Shawn Eichorst announced Riley’s hiring on Thursday. Riley has spent 14 seasons over two tenures at Oregon State, leading the Beavers to 93 wins and a 6-2 record in bowl games.

Riley is a native of Idaho and a graduate …

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