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6 teenagers hospitalized after an SUV rolled down an embankment in Salmon Creek (Salmon Creek, WA)

On Thursday afternoon, six people injured after an SUV carrying nine teenagers flipped down an embankment in Salmon Creek. As per the initial information, the single-vehicle crash happened near 117th Street in Salmon Creek at about 1 p.m. The preliminary investigation showed that the vehicle was going erratically and traveling at least 70 mph when it spun off the road and rolled down an embankment.
SALMON CREEK, WA
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9 teens escape SUV that rolled down embankment, 6 hurt

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Nine teens escaped from a smashed SUV that sped over a curb, rolled down a 50-foot embankment and stopped at the edge of a creek under Interstate 5 Thursday afternoon near Vancouver, Washington, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said. Clark County sheriff’s officials said six...
VANCOUVER, WA
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Why did the Weil Arcade burn so quickly in downtown Hillsboro?

Outdated fire codes and a forgotten storage area both contributed to the intense blaze.A lack of modern fire suppression systems — and a forgotten alcove of stored items — allowed a devastating fire to spread rapidly through a historic downtown building in Hillsboro on Jan. 2, according to Hillsboro fire officials. The Weil Arcade commercial building was constructed in 1919, long before there was such a thing as fire code standards. It never underwent the kind of renovations that would trigger an update of its fire safety compliance, officials say. "When it comes to the building codes and when...
HILLSBORO, OR
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Huge tree explodes after hit by lightning near Canby, Oregon

CANBY, Ore. — A tree exploded near Canby after it was hit by lightning during a storm on Thursday afternoon, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies were called out just before 2 p.m. on reports that lightning had struck a large tree near Canby, exploding the tree and sending debris flying.
CANBY, OR
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Girl, 2, Drowns at Southwest Washington Park

A 2-year-old Battle Ground girl drowned Saturday evening at Lewisville Regional Park after she wandered away from her family. Emily Moffatt described her niece, Georgia Paige Jones, who went by Georgie, as “a ray of sunshine” who always had a big smile on her face. “She was a...
BATTLE GROUND, WA
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Lightning Strike Obliterates Tree on Kraxberger Road Near Canby

The next time someone on the Canby Now Facebook group asks, “What was that boom?” you may want to not roll your eyes. On Thursday afternoon, lightning struck a large, 50-year-old sequoia tree on Kraxberger Road near Canby during a brief but fierce thunderstorm, completely obliterating it and sending debris raining over the property.
CANBY, OR
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Nine students injured after ‘small SUV’ rolls down embankment

CLARK COUNTY Washington (KPTV) — Six teenagers are in the hospital after an SUV carrying nine teenagers spun off the road and rolled multiple times in Clark County. Officials with Clark County Fire say the wreck happened just after 1 p.m. Thursday, happening on 117th Street in Salmon Creek, with the car finally came to rest under the I-5 bridge.
CLARK COUNTY, WA
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Two Pedestrians Hit By MAX Train, 1 Dead

PORTLAND, Ore. — Two people were hit by a MAX train in Portland over the weekend. One person died and another was seriously injured. A man was hit by a train headed westbound on East Burnside at 160th Avenue around 10:30pm on Friday. He has been identified as 43-year-old Phillip Allen. He’s the 24th person and the 13th pedestrian this year to lose their life in a traffic crash in the city.
PORTLAND, OR