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Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Tony:

Tensions high as Springwater Corridor homeless clearout nears

Few people are satisfied with the evolving plans as Portland gets closer to the Sept. 1 deadline for enforcing the city's outdoor camping ban along the city's 14-mile stretch of the trail. → Read More

Portland officials enforce homeless cleanup at Laurelhurst Park

Laurelhurst Park has seen an influx of homeless campers since Mayor Charlie Hales announced the Sept. 1 deadline to cleanup the Springwater Corridor, a homeless man said. Residents have noticed, too. → Read More

Friends mourn teen's death, residents urge drivers to slow down

A couple dozen people gathered Saturday afternoon at Southeast Hawthorne and 43rd Avenue, where police say a 20-year-old man struck the girl with his car. → Read More

Possible SW Portland carjacking causes crash on interstate, police say

Emergency crews have closed portions of Interstate 5 lanes near the Morrison Bridge after the crash. The interstate could be closed for 20 minutes to 2 hours as of 12:52 p.m., according to the state Department of Transportation's TripCheck website. → Read More

Washington County inmate escapes, Chase pursues, deputies say

A 22-year-old Washington County jail inmate escaped by climbing out a window only to be chased down hours later, said Sgt. Bob Ray, spokesman. → Read More

Man faces manslaughter, felony hit and run in SE Portland death of teen pedestrian

Abdulrahman Noorah faces accusations of manslaughter, felony hit and run and reckless driving. Police said he was passing vehicles, nearly colliding with them, at high speeds on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard before his gold Lexus fatally struck a teen crossing 43rd Avenue. → Read More

Meals on Wheels volunteer accused of killing Chihuahua

Gresham officers responded Aug. 8 to 70-year-old June Rigsby's home on Northwest Shattuck Way after she found her dead pet, police said. → Read More

House fire closes NW Germantown Road

Crews responded before 6 a.m. to 13909 N.W. Germantown Road to the rural house in Multnomah County that provided a few challenges for crews, said Stefan Myers, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue spokesman. → Read More

State police IDs TriMet driver, off-duty deputy in crash

The Oregon State Police identified the driver of the TriMet bus and the off-duty Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputy seriously injured in a crash Monday afternoon. → Read More

Crews extinguish fire at N. Portland apartment project

Flames could be seen from the interstate as emergency crews extinguished a two-alarm fire in North Portland Tuesday morning. → Read More

Dead body found, police close portion of Waterfront Park under Hawthorne Bridge

Portland police found a dead male, in his 40s, underneath the west end of the Hawthorne Bridge Friday morning. Officers closed off a portion of the Tom McCall Waterfront Park to joggers, bicyclists and others using the walkway under the bridge. Police do not suspect foul play, said Sgt. James Crooker. → Read More

Man dies after NE Portland motorcycle crash

Officers responded to a single-vehicle crash around 12:45 a.m. to Northeast Lloyd Boulevard near Seventh Avenue and found the unidentified man dead at the scene, said Sgt. Pete Simpson in a news release. → Read More

Police ID man found dead in N. Portland hotel, ask public's help

Investigators hope someone will call with information leading to determining the cause of death of Brian Lloyd Littrell, 57, who was found by employees of the Super Value Inn at 5205 N. Interstate Ave. → Read More

Firefighters put out two construction fires in Clark County within 24 hours

Vancouver and Clark County fire officials have begun a second fire investigation at a construction project site within 24 hours, according to reports. Firefighters responded at 1:30 a.m. Thursday to the 5700 block of Northeast 48th Street to a house... → Read More

Portland pair accused of blocking cars while filming officers

Police said Robert West and Sarabeth Long were part of a group of people standing at the East Precinct parking entryway while filming officers as they entered for a shift change. → Read More

Father faces felony after dropping infant on head, police say

A 25-year-old Portland man has been accused of three felonies after police said he dropped his infant on the head and threw him onto a chair on Tuesday. → Read More

39 cats for adoption after crews find them in West Linn home

Emergency crews responded Friday to the Willamette neighborhood to find a seriously ill man, who agreed to give up custody because he could no longer care for them, officials said. → Read More

Police ID victim in NE Portland homicide; suspect remains at large

Police identified Luccas Demetrius McNeill as the victim of the shooting that occurred around midnight Sunday near the corner of Northeast 81st Avenue and Tillamook Street. → Read More

Driver in fatal hit-and-run crash went home before calling 911, police say

When officers arrived, they inspected Brent McCune's 2009 Volkswagen Jetta before making the arrest, said Sgt. Pete Simpson. → Read More

Delta Airlines computer outage causes delays, cancellations

"Delta has experienced a computer outage that has affected flights scheduled for this morning," the Atlanta-based company tweeted to customers affected by delays. → Read More