Portland May Day Protest March Turns Ugly

Posted by Brett Reckamp on May 1, 2015
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Photos: KGW

PORTLAND, Ore. — A May Day march through downtown Portland on Friday resulted in confrontations with police.

The Don’t Shoot Portland group wound their way around downtown starting at around 4:30pm.  It wasn’t long before the group broke away from the planned route and started clogging up streets and disrupting MAX service.

Battle lines between Portland Police and protesters were draw …

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Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Selected By Titans

Posted by Associated Press on April 30, 2015
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans have selected Oregon’s Marcus Mariota with the No. 2 draft pick overall, hoping their third try at landing a franchise quarterback in the past decade is the charm.

The Titans selected the Heisman Trophy winner Thursday night after starting three quarterbacks last season with Jake Locker benched in October for rookie Zach …

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Police Arrest Babysitter Accused of Killing 7-Month-Old

Posted by Brett Reckamp on April 29, 2015
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OREGON CITY, Ore — Police arrested 37-year-old Sarah Martin Wednesday afternoon near her mother’s house and charged her with manslaughter.  Detectives believe she killed 7-month-old Isaak Gillen on April 6th while caring for him in her home.

 

Martin’s bail is set at $250,000 and she’ll be arraigned in Clackamas County Court on Thursday.

Isaak was brought to Randall Children’s Medical Hospital with …

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PSU and Portland Police Join Forces to Create Crime Data Map

Posted by Brett Reckamp on April 29, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore – Portland State University and the Portland Police Bureau have come together to create a detailed crime map for the city that covers the years 1995 – 2013.

PSU Criminology Professor Dr. Kris Henning and 7 of his grad students spent a lot of time putting the whole thing together.  It provides detailed and accurate stats showing exactly what crimes went …

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Jack Ely From The Kingsmen Passes Away at the Age of 71

Posted by Brett Reckamp on April 28, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore.  — Jack Ely died Tuesday at his home in Redmond after a long battle with illness.  Jack’s son Sean confirmed the death saying his father was 71.

Jack was original member of The Kingsmen best known for the song “Louie Louie”.  They recorded it here in Portland at a cost of $36.

The FBI was reportedly mystified by the lyrics …

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