Firefighting Resources Hard to Come By

Posted by Anna Erickson on August 16, 2015
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UNITY, Ore. – With an abundance of Northwest fires, firefighting resources are slim.

Crews on the Eldorado Fire are fighting it with what Operations Section Chief, Eric Perkins, calls an “Engine Brigade.”

They have three division supervisors, six engine crews and three helicopters. Fire officials are hopeful in getting more personnel and equipment in the next couple days.

The fire stands at 18,600 …

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Pedestrian Dies After Trying to Cross Traffic

Posted by Anna Erickson on August 15, 2015
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Interstate 84, Ore. – A woman dies after attempting to cross eastbound lanes of I-84 near The Dalles.

Sergeant Raiser says 47-year-old Eunice Sino had been hit by a car on I-84 near milepost 85 Friday afternoon.

Police say Spino was hit by driver, 56-year-old Lynoure Won, who is cooperating with police.

Early indications suggest alcohol use from Spino was a contributing factor …

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A Pair of Cougars Spotted in Felida

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on August 14, 2015
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Felida, Washington–  A man working on a house in Felida saw two cougars up on a hillside Thursday.  He thought they were about 40 feet away.  The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says the man went back into the house about 10 minutes later.

During that time one of the cougars  made it’s way to the …

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DUII Driver Crashes, Seriously Hurts Passenger

Posted by Anna Erickson on August 9, 2015
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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. – The driver crashed into a tree just north of Cornelius on NW Hornecker Road.

Police say 19-year-old Christian Vazquez-Alfaro hit a large Walnut tree after skidding around a sharp curve, hurting his 18 and 21 year old passengers.

All three were taken to a hospital, one passenger with serious injuries, Vazquez-Alfaro and the other passenger with minor injuries.

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Bank Robber Caught

Posted by Anna Erickson on August 8, 2015
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HILLSBORO, Ore. – A woman has been arrested for robbing the Key Bank on SE 67th Thursday.

Police say 32 year old Kristina Keller walked into the bank wearing a party mask, saying she had a gun and demanding cash.

Keller was served a search warrant at her Hillsboro home on SE Sweet Meadow Lane around 9:15 Friday night.

Keller has been lodged …

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