Portland Police Officer Arrested for DUI

Posted by Steve Herman on February 20, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police say an off-duty officer has been arrested for investigation of DUI and reckless driving.

Sgt. Pete Simpson says Kent Scott was arrested Tuesday night after a traffic stop in southeast Portland.

The 53-year-old Scott is a 22-year veteran of the Portland department who has been assigned to the transit police division.

The spokesman says Scott has been …

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Portland On “Short List” For Google Fiber

Posted by Cort Johnson on February 19, 2014

PORTLAND – Portland and 5 other area cities have been named by Google as places that may get access to the company’s ultra-high speed Google Fiber broadband network.

Portland, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Hillsboro, Beaverton and Gresham are among 34 other cities nationwide that made the “short list” announced by Google on Wednesday.

Mayor Charlie Hales made the official announcement at a press …

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Crews Rescue Woman from Sinkhole

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 19, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland fire official says a woman and her dog have been rescued unharmed after falling into a 20-foot-deep sinkhole that opened up in her backyard.

Portland Fire & Rescue Lt. Rich Chatman says the woman in her 30s was trying to find her small poodle mix Tuesday night in her dark Portland backyard when she fell …

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Lawmakers Move on Marijuana Dispensaries

Posted by Mike Turner on February 18, 2014

The Oregon Senate Voted to allow local communities to regulate but not ban medical marijuana dispensaries.

The vote comes as an increasing number of communities have moved to ban the dispensaries. The bill raises questions about the legal status of dispensary bans already passed in a handful of Oregon communities.

That could set up some court battles if the legislation makes …

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World of Speed Breaks Ground

Posted by Mike Turner on February 18, 2014

World of Speed is an interactive racecar museum set to open this year in Wilsonville.

Located in a former car dealership just off I-5, the museum will showcase more than 100 cars and motorcycles from famous racers.

Executive Director Tony Thacker’s collection features a theme of muscle cars, motorcycles, racecars and sports cars with a connection to the Pacific Northwest.

Thacker …

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