Chicks Hatch at Oregon Coast Aquarium

NEWPORT, Ore. — The Oregon Coast Aquarium is welcoming two baby chicks that hatched this week. They’re baby common murres. The sea bird is frequently mistaken for penguins when they’re fully grown. The aquarium says right now, they’re no bigger than the size of a lemon, mostly just feathers. You can see them nestled up … Continue reading »

Yreka Economy Gets Boost from Fire Base

YREKA, Calif. — As people fighting local fires are settling at camp in Yreka, local restaurants and businesses are feeling extra pressure. Nearly 1,500 people are fighting the Oregon Gulch and Little Deer fires, and are all using Yreka High School as a base camp. Yreka only has about 8,000 residents to begin with, and several restaurants … Continue reading »

Woman Revives Pet Lizard with CPR

SALEM, Ore. — Would you know what to do if your beloved pet nearly drowned, and needed to be revived? What if that pet was a reptile? That was the situation faced by an Oregon woman. Sherrie Dolezal says bearded dragon lizard named del Sol fell in her swimming pool. The reptile was found floating … Continue reading »

Governor Tours Oregon Gulch Fire

Near GREEN SPRINGS, Ore. – Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber toured the fire camp at Howard Prairie Lake Wednesday and praised firefighters who have continued to gain ground on the Oregon Gulch Fire. “It’s important for me to just show the support for the hard working men and women who are actually doing the job here … Continue reading »

Athletes Replace Chewing Tobacco

IDAHO FALLS, ID — Minor League Baseball players in Idaho are embracing an alternative to a nasty habit. Chewing tobacco has been around seemingly since the game started. However, the health risks, like cancer, have some players looking for something else. Enter “Grinds,” which is basically coffee grounds in a pouch. “A better alternative, you … Continue reading »

Huston’s Death Ruled Suicide

(KGW) DUNDEE, Ore. – A day after the body of missing Dundee mom Jennifer Huston was found on a remote Sheridan property, officials have ruled her death a suicide. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Huston died of asphyxiation and the manner of her death was listed as a suicide. Her body was found … Continue reading »

Oregon Lottery Warns of Scam

SALEM, Ore. — A new scam is circling Oregon centers around what many only dream of–winning the lottery. Someone is calling people, claiming to be a Mega Millions representative. The caller tells the person to go to a local 7-Eleven and buy a $299 Green Dot MoneyPak card in order to release their Mega Millions … Continue reading »

Wildfires Burning in Oregon, California

Here is a list of some of the fires burning in Oregon and California with acreage, containment levels, location and any evacuations you need to be aware of as of Wednesday morning. The Beaver Complex containing  The Oregon Gulch Fire - Cascade-Siskiyou Nat’l Monument – 36,568 acres - 35% contained – Lightning caused The Salt Creek Fire – Wimer – 155 … Continue reading »

Teens Help Fire Camp Run Smoothly

YREKA, Calif., — Incident command for the portion of the Oregon Gulch Fire that falls into CAL FIRES’ jurisdiction is set up at Yreka Union High School. The school’s entire campus is put to use including the classrooms which double as finance and logistical offices. Behind a lot of that coordination is the California Conservation … Continue reading »

Body Recovered in Albany

ALBANY, Ore. — Police are trying to figure out the identity of a body they found Monday in Albany. The Albany Police Department says it got a call Monday morning about a strong odor along the Dave Clark Riverfront Path. When they got there, they found the body of a woman between the Willamette River … Continue reading »

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