Car Vs. Pedestrian Crash

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 21, 2015

A pedestrian was hit by a car in Southeast Portland Friday night. A man in his 20s was trying to walk across Southeast Division Street at 158th Avenue. He was hit by a vehicle and suffered traumatic injuries. Sgt. Pete Simpson says, police found the man, and he was taken to a Portland hospital. The accident happened Friday night just before …

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Woman Trapped in Her Overturned Vehicle

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 21, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. – A woman rolled her car several times and then was pinned underneath the wreckage.

Dan Watson with Portland Fire says, firefighters stabilized the vehicle and used extrication equipment to free the woman, who was then taken to a trauma hospital with serious injuries.

The crash happened at 11 PM Friday night at Southeast 135th and Holgate, and blocked the …

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Kareem Pays a Visit

Posted by Mike Turner on February 20, 2015

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was greeted by the screams and shouts of students at Vernon Elementary School Friday. The 7′-2″ NBA legend visited the school to answer questions about his career and to promote his new book, “Stealing the Game”.

He called Jerome Kersey a great player and gifted athlete who will be missed. He says it’s hard on the old guys like …

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Governor Brown Holds Her First Press Conference

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on February 20, 2015
Gov ist Press Conference

SALEM,  OREGON     Governor Kate Brown talked with reporters in her ceremonial office this morning.  At least 30 reporters filled the room eager to ask questions.  Among the questions asked were those on the budget education funding and graduation rates.

Concerning longshore workers and the stalemate  Brown says she wants to stay activiely involved in negotiations.  She doesn’t want to …

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“Topping Out”

Posted by Mike Turner on February 19, 2015

Ironworkers “topped out” the Park Avenue West Tower in downtown Portland Thursday.

Construction began in 2007 but came to an abrupt halt when the recession hit. Crews again started work in 2013 and the skyscraper has now reached a height of 504 feet.

The mixed use building’s offices will open this July. Residential units follow in January.