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A Portland man had a terrifying flight after being stung by a scorpion while 30,000 in the air. A doctor told Jeff Ellis he would probably be fine; but he had to wait about 30 minutes to see if he'd go into shock. He didn't; he was fine but shook up. Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Bobbie Egan said the scorpion probably crawled on board the plane during a stop in Austin, Texas. The plane then landed in Seattle, where Ellis boarded for a flight to Anchorage. About three hours into the flight, Ellis dozed off. Then, he felt something tickling his arm. he felt it on his shirt sleeve, brushed it off thinking it was a spider. But then he felt it return, this time on his elbow and realized it was a scorpion.

 

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.