Injured Battle Ground Girl No Longer Critical

Posted by Steve Leader on September 22, 2014
Agatha Konovalchik

Photo courtesy: www.columbian.com

Anna Konovalchik, who’s 9 years old, was riding in the family minivan on September 10th with her mother and brother, when their vehicle was struck by a pickup truck in Battle Ground.  Police say the pickup driver was drunk.

The Columbian reports Anna’s condition, at Randall Children’s Hospital, has been upgraded, to serious.   Agatha’s brother and mother were released …

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Former Oregon State Employee Busted for Selling University Cell Phones

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 18, 2014
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Christina Adams from Eugene turned herself in Thursday.  She is facing charges of Aggravated Theft in the First Degree and Official Misconduct in the First Degree.

Oregon State Police Lieutenant Gregg Hastings tells KXL Adams is accused of illegally selling 388 OSU cell phones over a 5 year period, pocketing a total of $14,465.  She was  reportedly caught in 2013 and fired. …

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New Bike Signs Going Up Along the Waterfront

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 17, 2014
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The Portland Parks Bureau and PBOT are putting up signs along the Waterfront Thursday telling bike riders to slow down.  Complaints from pedestrians on the fairly narrow path have caused officials to try these signs.

They want bike riders to take it easy when riding while walkers are there.  And, if a rider wants to go fast, they are asking you …

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Canby Ferry Turns 100 Years Old

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 16, 2014
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The iconic piece of Northwest Americana is now a century old.  On September 17, 2014, Clackamas County officials decided to use it to transport people and things across the Willamette River to get to and from the Clackamas County Fair.  It was so popular, they decided to keep it around for good.

Over the years, they have used 5 boats total. …

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Pink Martini Percussionist Derek Rieth Kills Himself

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 22, 2014
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Pink Martini’s percussionist is dead.  The Oregon State Medical Examiner says 43-year-old Derek Jordan Rieth shot himself in the head with a shotgun on Wednesday August 20th just after 8:00 p.m. Portland Police officers conducted a welfare check on Rieth and found him deceased in his home.  A shotgun was there and was seized as evidence. The popular Portland-based band …

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