Mild Winter and Early Summer Set Tone for 2015 Oregon Wine Vintage

Posted by Brett Reckamp on June 23, 2015

WILLAMETTE VALLEY, Ore. — Oregon winemakers figure they are about two weeks ahead of schedule for 2015.  Michelle Kaufman with the Oregon Wine Board calls that “not necessarily a bad thing.”

The state’s winemakers making now famous Willamette Valley Pinot Noir’s expect to be harvesting large, fruity grapes this year, which Kaufman says will lead to a bold, fruit-forward and easy …

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Woman Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Child

Posted by Jeremy Scott on June 19, 2015

MOLALLA, Ore. — Police have arrested a woman for the sexual assault of a child inside the bathroom of the Safeway store on West Main Street.

68-year-old Laurie Swanson was arrested at her home on Thursday night for attempted sex abuse, public indecency and resisting arrest.

Police say it happened on Wednesday afternoon.  Swanson’s picture was released to the media on Thursday afternoon …

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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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