Quick-thinking officers were caught on camera saving a suicidal man about to leap from a 140ft bridge.
Dramatic dash-cam footage shows the moment the pair sprinted up to the man and restrained him – moments before he was about to jump into the Columbia River from off the Bridge of Gods.
They kicked into action after Portland police were warned that a suicidal man was heading there to jump.
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Pacific Northwest green power project another in a long list of state-subsidized failures in the new carbon economy
March 9, 2012
Wind farms in the Pacific Northwest — built with government subsidies and maintained withtax credits for every megawatt produced — are now getting paid to shut down as the federal agency charged with managing the region’s electricity grid says there’s an oversupply of renewable power at certain times of the [...]
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Traffic officers along Interstate 84 in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge say a lead-footed driver was in such a hurry to make a court date on a meth possession charge that he racked up $2,000 worth of speeding tickets in an hour.
Police say 34-year-old Jose Romero-Valenzuela of Las Vegas, Nev., was zooming west Wednesday morning and got pulled over three times – first at 105 mph, then at [...]
WASHINGTON — To save the imperiled spotted owl, the Obama administration is moving forward with a controversial plan to shoot barred owls, a rival bird that has shoved its smaller cousin aside.
The plan is the latest federal attempt to protect the northern spotted owl, the passive, one-pound bird that sparked an epic battle over logging in the Pacific Northwest two decades ago.
The government set aside millions of acres of forest [...]