Driver Arrested in I-5 Car Fire

Posted by Brett Reckamp on June 11, 2015
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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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Fake Orca vs Sea Lions Battle Done for the Summer

Posted by Brett Reckamp on June 5, 2015
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Photo: Devon Haskins, KGW

ASTORIA, Ore. — Port of Astoria officials say they’re putting the fake orca away for now.

In yet another effort to try and scare off the some 1,200 sea lions who have taken up residence on the Docks of the Port, officials Thursday rolled out the 32-foot fiberglass, motorized killer whale.  Unfortunately, the strong currents and winds quickly knocked …

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Candlelight Vigil on Fifth Anniversary of Kyron Horman’s Disappearance

Posted by Brett Reckamp on June 4, 2015
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BEAVERTON, Ore. — A candlelight vigil for Kyron Horman happened Thursday evening next to the Wall of Hope on Northwest Twin Oaks Drive in Beaverton.

Kyron has been missing for five years now after last being seen at Skyline Elementary in Northwest Portland.  He disappeared on June 4th, 2010.  He was 7-years-old.

The vigil was put organized by Kyron’s mother, Desiree Young …

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