Riots, looting, and TV satellite trucks from all over the globe expected in Portland at any moment
PORTLAND, Ore. – Police in Portland, Oregon, say an officer shot a man who was a pointing a gun at passing cars on an Interstate 84 offramp Monday.
Sgt. Pete Simpson says the man ran from the freeway after he was struck by a bullet, and he collapsed on a nearby street. Read the rest of this entry »
“Police ‘were unable to determine the chicken’s intent.'”
PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland, Oregon, police were told there was a chicken — and it was attempting to cross the road.
In fact, the citizen who called the police non-emergency line on Monday evening reported that the chicken’s efforts to cross a road in a north Portland neighborhood were bringing traffic nearly to a standstill.
“He assured the dispatcher he was not joking.”
The dispatcher chuckled — and asked a clarifying question.
“It’s just the one chicken?” Read the rest of this entry »
Fox news video from earlier…
Multiple law enforcement agencies responding to a reported shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore., on Tuesday. CBS affiliate KOIN
TROUTDALE, Ore. – There has been a shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore., east of Portland, police tell CBS News….Police say there are injuries… developing…CBS News
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: “Oregon Spirit” by Lisa Loeb (HBO)
“your passion for cuteness may kill your whole state.”
“That has got to be a bitter pill to swallow for the people of Oregon — or it would be if they could get the pill, which they can’t because their sh***y website is broken”
AUBURN, Washington – Fire officials say a 42-year-old Las Vegas man was killed Saturday after he was hit by an Amtrak train around 3:30 p.m. in Auburn.
According to the Auburn Fire Department, the man’s girlfriend was taking pictures of him sitting on the rails when an Amtrak Cascades Train mowed him down.
[VIDEO] New World Record: Carnivore Extraordinaire Molly Schuyler Devours 72 oz Steak in Two minutes 44 SecondsPosted: January 11, 2014
Amanda Macias reports: Earlier this month, Molly Schuyler competed in the 72 oz. steak challenge at Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen in Portland, Ore. A video posted to LiveLeak shows Schuyler setting the new world record of devouring the 4.5 pound steak in only two minutes and 44 seconds.
“I was just born that way. I started doing this about a year ago, and I guess it’s like a stupid human trick.”
According to the video, 1,5oo people have participated in this competition, including 10 women.
Scott Shackford reports: The holiday outrage du jour comes from Portland, Oregon, as adorable little Madison Root, 11, was barred from selling her dad’s mistletoe at a local weekend craft market to pay for her braces.
Madison’s saga started on Saturday morning when she was banned from selling the mistletoe she collected in downtown Portland because city code forbids unauthorized sales activity in public parks, which is where vendors hold the weekly Saturday Market.
KATU News aired a story about the 11-year-old on Sunday night after her dad called its newsroom.
By Monday, KATU viewers had placed hundreds of orders and a local entrepreneur even donated $1,000 in seed money to help Madison grow her business.
Meanwhile, officials in City Hall were silent, refusing to return phone calls or speak on camera about the city code that appeared to encourage begging rather than selling.
By Tuesday, television and radio stations across the country aired KATU’s report for their own local viewers.
Now that there’s a wave of outrage that business regulations can also be used against adorable little moppets, Portland’s mayor is discussing possible changes to the city’s codes:
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales confirmed Tuesday morning he met with Commissioner Amanda Fritz to discuss why city code would ban a child from selling mistletoe from a public park while allowing begging, pan-handling, singing, and protesting.
A spokesman for Mayor Hales said he plans to contact the staff at Portland’s Saturday Market to better understand what happened and whether procedures could be tweaked to allow kids to sell.
But only kids! If some greasy old homeless guy wants to sell knick-knacks to try to save up money for an apartment, to hell with him. Well, unless the Portland Saturday Market (the private nonprofit organization that oversees the sales in the city park) agrees to waive the fee and give him a free membership, which is exactly what they did for little Madison once the news got around. Read the rest of this entry »
FOODIE CRISIS: This is not an episode of “Portlandia.”
Katy Steinmetz reports: The thread started with a simple, if bizarre, question: How do you keep local sous chefs from harvesting urban edibles on your property? The frustrated query came from a resident in Portland, Ore., a foodie mecca that’s generally proud of its alternative, steampunky ways. Posted on Reddit earlier this week, the plea for advice generated hundreds of comments, and a local news outlet soon uncovered another tale of herbal thievery. Read the rest of this entry »