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October 23, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Everett man found dead along Portland railroad tracks

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Police say a man found dead along railroad tracks on Portland’s lower east side was a 32-year-old truck driver from Everett, Washington. The man whose body was found Tuesday was identified Thursday as Arthur Preston Wynn. Sgt. Pete Simpson says investigators believe Wynn was struck and killed by a passing train.


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October 6, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Girl banned from Portland street cars after fatal pit-bull attack

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A 16-year-old homeless girl has been banned from Portland streetcars for 90 days for bringing aboard a pit bull that killed another dog. The Oregonian reported Monday that officials are starting an education campaign about dogs on the downtown streetcars: Unless they’re service animals as defined by federal law, they have to…


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October 1, 2014 at 8:01 AM

Oregon man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot

The Associated Press PORTLAND — An Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb a crowded Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland’s town square four years ago. Prosecutors had sought a 40-year term for Mohamed Mohamud, 23, in the plot that actually was an FBI sting. Mohamud was arrested Nov. 26, 2010, after…


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September 23, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Police deliver pie after Pizza Hut driver hurt

PORTLAND (AP) — After a pizza delivery driver was injured in a crash in Portland, two police officers completed the delivery for him. Steve Huckins tells KOIN that he and his wife were concerned Sept. 1 when the officers showed up at their home, but they started laughing when they received the pizza. They’re thanking…


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September 19, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Evacuations ordered in new W. Oregon wildfire

GASTON, Ore.  — Fire officials say a new wildfire in a rural area west of Portland has quickly burned across an estimated 150 acres, prompting the evacuation of at least 50 homes. At least 70 firefighters have responded. No injuries have been reported. Gaston Rural Fire District chaplain Joel Peterson says a helicopter is fighting the blaze…


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September 9, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Portland nurse gets 15 years for sex abuse of patients

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A former emergency room nurse at a Portland hospital has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing nine patients and a hospital worker. The Oregonian reports the plea bargain will mean a 15-year sentence for Jeffrey McAllister at formal sentencing Sept. 24. Prosecutors alleged that the 39-year-old former police officer pretended to perform medical tasks…


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September 9, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Portland man injured BASE jumping off Randle Tower Rock

The Associated Press RANDLE, Lewis County — A 38-year-old Portland man was injured BASE jumping off 3,300-foot Tower Rock in Randle. The Lewis County sheriff’s office says two friends successfully made the jump Monday before the man hit the rock wall several times before his parachute fully deployed. He suffered multiple broken bones in his legs. He was picked…


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September 4, 2014 at 8:06 AM

Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 ½ socks

PORTLAND (AP) — The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital. It was something he ate! X-rays showed a stomach full of “a large quantity of foreign material.” Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr. Ashley Magee had the answer — the dog had…


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