Two Injured Columbia River Gorge Hikers on Different Trails Need Rescuing

Posted by Brett Reckamp on June 18, 2015
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MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. — Not one, but two separate hiking accidents needed the assistance of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Department and MCSO Green Hornet Trail Team Thursday.

Lieutenant Steve Anderson said it was the first time in recent memory trail crews had to respond to two different trails at the same time.

Right around noon Thursday, a 911 call came from about …

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VIDEO: Street Racers Take Over Fremont Bridge

Posted by Brett Reckamp on June 16, 2015
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Photo: LORENinHD

PORTLAND, Ore. — We are hearing and now seeing more about street racers that took over the Fremont Bridge Sunday night and shut down I-405 southbound traffic.

Two videos posted by YouTube user LORENinHD have surfaced.  They show one man providing commentary while a number of people in cars and on motorcycles do “donuts” and “burnouts”.  The whole event only …

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Driver Arrested in I-5 Car Fire

Posted by Brett Reckamp on June 11, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. —  Portland Police have arrested Burke Wardall and charged him with Robbery in the Third Degree, Coercion, Strangulation, and Assault in the Fourth Degree.  He was released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail Thursday.

A car fire prompted the closure of I-5 southbound Wednesday afternoon.  It was the second time for two separate reasons the freeway …

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22-year-old Swimmer Drowns at Meldrum Bar Park in Gladstone

Posted by Brett Reckamp on June 9, 2015
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GLADSTONE, Ore. (KXL) — A 22-year-old swimmer who was pulled out of the water where the Clackamas and Willamette Rivers come together has passed away.

River rescue teams were called out to Meldrum Bar Park Tuesday with a report of a swimmer going under.  They were actually able to recover the man and administer CPR, but he was pronounced dead at …

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Senator Alan Olsen Makes Tearful Return After Suffering a Heart Attack

Posted by Brett Reckamp on June 8, 2015
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Photo:  Alan Olsen Facebook Page

SALEM, Ore — Oregon State Senator Alan Olsen from Canby made his return to the Senate Floor Monday, exactly one week after suffering a heart attack.

Senator Olsen starting feeling pain while walking up some stairs in the State Capitol, then had to be rushed to Salem Hospital.  He says the doctors and staff their knew exactly …

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