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    South Portland motels file court action to block council’s shutdown

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two low-budget motels on Route 1 that face imminent shutdown for alleged illegal activity filed a lawsuit Friday to overturn the City Council’s action. Their attorney, David Lourie, is seeking a temporary restraining order to keep The Knights Inn and the Maine Motel open beyond May 31 – the date their lodging establishment licenses will run out because the council refused to renew them. In the lawsuit, filed in Cumberland County Superior Court, Lourie claims the council’s action and the city ordinance on which it was based are discriminatory and unconstitutional. The council decided May 15 not to renew the operating licenses because of several incidents of…

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    Cyclist who collided with truck in NW Portland becomes city’s first 2018 bike fatality

    In this file photo, a bicyclist travels along the east bank of the Willamette River in Portland.( A cyclist hospitalized after he collided with a pickup truck in Northwest Portland died from his injuries, his family told The Oregonian/OregonLive. Daniel W. Feldt, 50, was riding his bicycle out of a parking lot and onto the 2700 block of Northwest Nicolai Street when the crash occurred Tuesday morning, police said. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, said Sgt. Chris Burley, a Portland police spokesman. Feldt is the first bicyclist killed on a city street this year, records show. "He was really into classic muscle cars, tinkering on…

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    Crashed Mustang in Portland street race paid for with counterfeit cash

    PORTLAND, Ore. – One of the vehicles involved in Sunday’s street racing crash in North Portland was recently purchased using counterfeit cash. Two vehicles, a Toyota Scion and a Ford Mustang, were involved in the crash on North Marine Drive and Leadbetter Road that left one person injured. No one involved in the crash has been publicly identified by police. Portland police confirmed to KGW on Tuesday the Mustang involved in the crash was recently bought using $2,000 of counterfeit cash. KGW reported about the scam on May 2 and spoke with the Sandy couple who sold the car. More: Sandy couple scammed with $2,000 of counterfeit cash during car…