Fire-Related Deaths Increase

SALEM, Ore. — The state fire marshal says 50 Oregonians lost their lives because of fire-related injuries last year — the most since 53 fire fatalities in 2008. Residential fires accounted for 34 of the deaths. Sixteen others happened in motor homes, outdoor fires, and other situations. The state fire marshal called the increase disheartening, … Continue reading »

Seafood and Wine Festival Continues

NEWPORT, Ore. — The Newport Seafood and Wine Festival continues this weekend, filling large white tents along the Yaquina Bay with gourmet smells. The Newport Chamber of Commerce expects the event will bring in about 20,000 people over the weekend, and $2 – 2.5 million to the local economy. The festival kicked off Thursday evening, … Continue reading »

Klamath Falls Teen May Have Enterovirus

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. β€” A Klamath Falls teenager is fighting for his life after what seemed like a common cold caused partial paralysis and put him in the hospital. He’s the third child in Oregon to suddenly become paralyzed after getting sick. Collin Lopez is used to running track and playing football at Mazama High … Continue reading »

Blood Found in Thomas-Garner Vehicle

ASHLAND, Ore. β€” For months, the family of Hannah Thomas Garner have argued that the missing 17-year-old teen from Ashland did not run away, and something else happened the night she went missing. Now they may be one step closer to proving that is true. The family of the missing Ashland teen said they found … Continue reading »

Sea Turtle Making Recovery

NEWPORT, Ore. — Solstice the sea turtle is still recovering in Newport, two months after she was found stranded on a Washington shore. Next week she is going to SeaWorld, where she will finish her rehabilitation and eventually go back into the wild. Solstice, a 45-pound olive ridley turtle, is making her recovery at the … Continue reading »

Newport Seafood and Wine Festival Starts

NEWPORT, Ore. — The annual Newport Seafood and Wine Festival begins Thursday. It is one of the largest events in Newport every year, bringing in millions of dollars into the local economy. On Thursday, business vendors spent the day setting up their booths. Lots of wine, seafood, crafts, and other food items. “Not only are … Continue reading »

Albany Bicyclist Hit and Killed

LINN COUNTY, Ore. — An investigation is underway in Linn County after an Albany bicyclist died in a car crash on his way home from work. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says the crash was on Oakville Road near Queen Avenue just outside of Albany. Investigators say someone called saying a man was hit by … Continue reading »

Kate Brown Becomes Governor

SALEM, Ore. — Kate Brown was sworn in as Oregon’s 38th governor Wednesday morning before both House and Senate members. While wasn’t technically a joint session, she delivered the following address to the lawmakers after her swearing-in ceremony: Governors Roberts and Kulongoski, tribal leaders, Speaker Kotek, President Courtney, honored colleagues, good morning. As I take … Continue reading »

New FAA Drone Laws Affect Businesses

EAGLE POINT, Ore. β€” Up until now, there have been very few regulations for commercial unmanned aerial systems. Many operators were flying devices without any official laws. Ben Bachman owns Rogue Aerial Productions and has been using his heavy weight quadcopter for business since last May. In that time, he has done real estate photography, … Continue reading »

Oregon Legislators Discuss Coast Guard

NEWPORT, Ore. — Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and Representative Kurt Schrader (D-Oregon) met with the Newport Fishermen’s Wives and other Newport community leaders Tuesday to discuss the next steps in the battle to keep the Coast Guard air facility open. The air facility is scheduled to close Jan. 1, 2016. The community is fighting to … Continue reading »

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