String of Fires in North Portland

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on May 3, 2014
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Portland, Ore. — Portland Fire & Rescue crews stayed busy early this morning fighting several suspicious fires in North Portland’s Portsmouth neighborhood. A total of six fires were set damaging two homes and a few vehicles. The vandalism spree stretched from the area of North Hodge Avenue and Houghton Street to North Portsmouth Avenue and Lombard Street. A homeowner caught the vandal …

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Teen Says She Was Raped In North Portland

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 25, 2014

PORTLAND — Police are investigating the report that a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a stranger on Sunday night in the Portsmouth neighborhood.

The victim says it happened just before 10pm near North Adriatic Avenue and Esperanza Street.  Officers identified a possible crime scene, but did not find the suspect.  

Investigators are looking for a black man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.


Kwanzaa Underway, Celebration in North Portland Saturday

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on December 26, 2013

About 100 people are expected at the New Columbia Community Education Center Saturday to participate in traditions celebrating the 3rd day of Kwanzaa.  Shafia Monroe is the founder and president of the International Center for Traditional Childbearing.  It is one organizations sponsoring the event.  Monroe says there will be refreshments, music, family activities, even presents for children.  Everyone will also have …

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Man Arrested for Attacking TriMet Bus Driver

Posted by Jeremy Scott on December 13, 2013
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Update 8:38 p.m. 12/13/13

Police have arrested the man who repeatedly punched a TriMet bus driver. The driver was beat up by a passenger who didn’t pay the correct fare.

This happened in the St. John’s neighborhood last night. Trimet was able to capture an image of the suspect and police used that to locate 39-year-old Daemon Bowman. He is charged with …

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