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>>West Linn Police Make Major Pot Bust

(West Linn, OR)  --  West Linn police say they've put a halt to a trafficking operation that was providing marijuana to current and former high school students.  Authorities say they confiscated ten pounds of pot, other drugs, and more than 18-thousand dollars in cash.  West Linn Police Detective Mike Francis says most of the seized pot was being distributed through a "network of dealers from all grade levels."  Three West Linn residents, 51-year-old Francesco Zorich, 20-year-old Nick Joscelyn, and 21-year-old Connor Krug, are facing charges.      

>>Fifty DUII Suspects Arrested During Holiday

(Portland, OR)  --  Oregon State Police say troopers made 50 DUII arrests during the Thanksgiving weekend.  It was part of an operation along the I-5 corridor in Oregon, Washington, and California, aimed at cracking down on impaired driving.  No fatal crashes were reported along I-5 in Oregon, though there was one fatality on Highway 20 near Lebanon and another traffic death in Gresham.  

>>No Agreement Yet On WA Transportation Package

(Olympia, WA)  --  Talks between Washington Governor Jay Inslee and legislative leaders are set to resume today as they try to reach an agreement on a multi-billion-dollar state transportation package.  The governor wants lawmakers to draft legislation that can be approved in short order during a special legislative session later this month.  Inslee says the package is important to the state's economic development and could help persuade Boeing to build its 777X jet in Washington.

>>Mega Millions Jackpot At $257 Million

(Salem OR)  --  None of the tickets sold for Saturday's Mega Millions drawing matched all the right numbers, so the jackpot for tonight's drawing will be worth an estimated 257-million dollars.  The cash option will be just above 139-million.  A 198-million-dollar grand prize was split in May by two winners, one in New Jersey and one in Virginia.

>>Blazers Top Pacers, 106-102

(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Trail Blazers continue to be one of the NBA's hottest teams after defeating the Indiana Pacers, 106-102.  LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points and collected ten rebounds in helping the Blazers snap Indiana's seven-game winning streak.  Damian Lillard added 26 points for Portland.  The Blazers will host Oklahoma City tomorrow night.

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Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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