Blazers Meet Memphis in First Round of NBA Playoffs

Posted by Brett Reckamp on April 15, 2015
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Photo Credit: NBA.com

PORTLAND, Ore. — After an 82-game regular season, the Portland Trail Blazers have made the playoffs.

The Blazers won the Northwest Division of the Western Conference and earned the 4th seed.  They ended up with a record of 51-31, however fifth-seed Memphis finished at 55-27.  Therefore, the Grizzlies will have home court advantage in the seven-game series.

The Grizzlies were …

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Cargo Worker Falls Asleep Inside Alaska Airlines Plane; Wakes up Mid-Flight

Posted by Associated Press on April 13, 2015
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Alaska Airlines says an airport worker who fell asleep, found himself trapped in a plane’s cargo hold and forced a Los Angeles-bound flight to return to Seattle has passed a drug test.

Airline spokesman Bryan Zidar says the ramp agent employed by Alaska contractor Menzies Aviation was checked at a hospital and released. He then passed a drug test. The airline …

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Marion County Woman Smashes Boyfriend’s Head with Baseball Bat

Posted by Brett Reckamp on April 13, 2015
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24-year-old Haley Fox from Turner, Oregon is facing Assault 1 charges after allegedly smashing her online boyfriend’s head with a baseball bat.  The story from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department is below.

Haley Fox, age 24, of Turner has been arrested and charged with Assault I after she struck an Alabama man with a baseball bat in the head. Samuel Campbell, …

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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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