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Police are searching for the owner of a souped-up silver Subaru wrx that injured two cyclists by the Lloyd Center in back-to-back hit and runs Tuesday, September 21. Jasper Lieber, 47, was biking to work on NE Lloyd when the driver tried to cut around him but clipped his bike, sending Lieber toppling. As another driver stopped to help Lieber, who wasn't seriously injured, the Subaru ran a red light, pulled a U-turn in a dead end, and ran into another cyclist on NE Multnomah. The second cyclist was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Anyone who spots the car should call police. SARAH MIRK


A Multnomah County judge on Thursday, September 16, tossed a $581,000 lawsuit brought against the city by Wade Nkrumah, a former spokesman for Mayor Sam Adams who argued his job was made so awful by the mayor's fibs during the 2009 Beau Breedlove scandal that he had to quit. Nkrumah, a veteran Oregonian reporter, argued he was manipulated into lying to the public. The city said neither Adams, nor his chief of staff, Tom Miller, had asked Nkrumah to lie. Nkrumah's attorney, Michael Hanlon, plans to appeal. DENIS C. THERIAULT


Mayor Sam Adams and Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen have been sparring in recent days over the rebuild of the Sellwood Bridge. Adams' office says the rebuild, which is financed through a county vehicle license fee, plus $100 million directly from the city, in addition to state and federal funds, gouges Portlanders financially. He wants the county to sweeten the deal by turning over the county-owned Willamette River bridges to the city. But Cogen says the back and forth would delay replacing the extremely creaky span by a year. SM

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