Rest of Alpaca Herd Safe

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The rest of an alpaca herd has made it safely this week to Corvallis after the owners were accused of leaving the animals to starve. Jocelyn and Robert Silver of Falls City are each facing 2 felony counts of animal neglect and 16 Class A misdemeanors of animal neglect. The Polk County … Continue reading »

Spontaneous Combustion Causes Fire

INDEPENDENCE, Ore. – Polk County Fire responded to a commercial fire at a manufacturing facility Friday. Fire crews arrived at the Forest River Facility at 900 Hoffman Rd. around 8 p.m. Crews say the fire was located in a stand-alone paint building. Firefighters say the dry chemical extinguishing system in the building was activated, but … Continue reading »