Man Saves Arlene Schnitzer from Choking

Posted by Brett Reckamp on February 3, 2014
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(Arlene shown with her late husband Harold in the Japanese Gardens)

Tom Smith heard a woman choking while he was having lunch at a Wilsonville Burger King.  So, he went over, saw that she was turning blue and administered the Heimlich Maneuver.  She managed to recover and went on his way.

It turns out the woman he saved was Portland philanthropist Arlene …

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Cold Arctic Air Returns to Pacific Northwest

Posted by Cort Johnson on February 3, 2014
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While both Punxsutaney Phil and Mayzie the Hedgehog at the Oregon Zoo saw their shadows on Sunday – predicting six more weeks of winter – the National Weather Service has issued a special advisory for the Portland metro area, warning of cold, frigid air

Temperatures will drop to 15 to 20 degrees below average starting Wednesday morning – with highs reaching …

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WSP Officer Accused of Sexual Abuse

Posted by Cort Johnson on January 30, 2014
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A former Washington State Patrol lieutenant has been arrested on a warrant alleging multiple sex abuse offenses  The Clark County Sheriff’s Office made the announcement last night.

Kenneth S. Garrison of Vancouver was arrested Wednesday night at the Rodeway Inn & Suites in Gresham.  Sgt. Kevin Allais with Clark County says a Portland area SWAT team and suburban Gresham …

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Vancouver Police Arrest Deadly Hit & Run Suspect

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 29, 2014
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Around 5:00 pm Wednesday Vancouver Police announced the arrest of 27-year-old Brandon C. Smith for his connection to a fatal hit and run on January 19th.  They say Smith agreed to come in with his attorney.

Smith has been booked in the Clark County Jail for 2 counts of vehicular Homicide and 3 counts of Hit & Run Vehicle/injury, plus 1 …

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State Audit of TriMet Cites Safety and Financial Issues

Posted by Cort Johnson on January 29, 2014
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An audit by Oregon’s Secretary of State has found that TriMet has “extremely urgent financial issues that they need to address.”   That includes more than a billion dollars in unfunded obligations, with more than 800-million dollars going toward health care costs for current and past employees.

According to the Oregonian,  the 54-page audit found TriMet to be suffering from low morale …

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