Exterior Airport Security Study – How Does PDX Stack Up?

Posted by Brett Reckamp on April 9, 2015
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Story by AP and Brett Reckamp

Several hundred times over the last decade, intruders have hopped fences, slipped past guardhouses, crashed their cars through gates or otherwise breached perimeter security at the nation’s busiest airports – sometimes even managing to climb aboard jets.

In all, an Associated Press investigation has found 268 perimeter security breaches between January 2004 and January 2015 at …

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Oregon Zoo Says Goodbye to Beloved Asian Elephant Rama

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 30, 2015
Rama, one of the Oregon Zoo's male asian elephants, on exhibit.

The 31-year-son of Packy the Elephant Rama passed away at the Oregon Zoo Monday.  He was humanely euthanized because of continued pain and mobility issues.  Below is the press release that came out Monday.  Here is one of Rama’s paintings he made famous.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Rama, a 31-year-old Asian elephant known for his sweet disposition and Jackson Pollock-like painting technique, was …

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Local Businesses Relieved After 8 month Closure of Oleson Road

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 27, 2015
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A stretch of Oleson road south of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway past Fanno Creek is back open after being closed since July 28th 2014.  Construction crews needed to close Oleson in both directions to get the job done.

Several local businesses like Beau Brummell Dry Cleaners and Central Bark Doggie Day Care say they are thrilled two way traffic is back on their …

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Keizer Police Take Down Suspected Meth House

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 18, 2015
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A Keizer couple has been arrested and is being charged with running a drug house and child endangerment.

Keizer Police Sergeant Bob Stump tells KXL News, they served a search warrant Wednesday on a home at 5475 Arcade Avenue N.E.  Inside he says they found deplorable conditions along with methamphetamine and paraphernalia.  There was a 16-year-old home at the time, another …

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Used Cooking Oil Spill Shuts Down Cornelius Pass Road

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 13, 2015
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Just after 11:20 a.m. Friday, a truck trailer tipped over along Northwest Cornelius Pass Road near Northwest Skyline Boulevard.  It was filled with about 5,000 gallons of reclaimed cooking oil; 2,000 gallons spilled out onto the road.  Authorities immediately closed Cornelius Pass from Skyline to Highway 30.

Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue firefighters responded and managed to contain the oil.  They …

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