Convenience Store Robber Wanted By Police

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 7, 2014
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PORTLAND — Police are asking for help to find a man who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint two weeks ago.  Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of $1,000 for the tip that leads to an arrest.

The Plaid Pantry at Northeast 60th and Halsey was held-up just before 1:00 on the morning of February 21st by a black man in his 40’s.

Surveillance …

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Roll-Over Crash Closes I-5 Downtown

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 5, 2014
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PORTLAND — The northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the heart of downtown were closed for nearly an hour early Wednesday afternoon after a roll-over crash between the Morrison and Burnside bridges.

One woman was reportedly rescued from the wreckage.  Traffic backed up for miles in all directions.  The crash was cleared by 2:00.

Picture of wreckage sent in by NW …

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Heavy Rain and Wind Expected In Portland Metro

Posted by Cort Johnson on March 5, 2014
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PORTLAND – Heavy rain and wind is expected in the Portland metro area over the next two days.

Forecasters say up to an inch of rain could fall in the valley on Wednesday into Thursday, with 5 to 6 inches falling in the mountains.

“We’re going to make a good run on getting caught up on what we’ve been short of all …

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Man Stabs Roommate to Death In North Portland

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 5, 2014
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PORTLAND — A man who police say stabbed his roommate to death in their North Portland home early Tuesday afternoon has been arrested.

51-year-old Stephen Kovacs is charged with murder and unlawful use of a weapon.  He’s accused of killing 56-year-old Peter John at their residence on North Haight Avenue and Jessup.

Medical was called for, but John died before they could …

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Shed Fire Destroys Families Belongings

Posted by Christina Kemp on March 4, 2014
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A families shed went up in flames this evening in Northeast Portland. Firefighters arrived to find the large medal shelf fully engulfed on Southeast 111th and Inslee.  Battalion Chief Chris Babcock with Portland Fire talked with the owners.

“One of the owners relatives had just moved their furniture and possessions in while they were transferring from one house to another.”

Investigators are …

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