Marion Barry Dies At 78

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, condolences are pouring in after the best-known local political figure in modern Washington history died early this morning. Marion Barry, the iconic four-term former mayor and current D.C. council member, died just before 2 a.m. He arrived at the Howard University Hospital a little after midnight. His death was announced by … Continue reading »

Search for 7 Year-Old Ends in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. – A 7 year-old missing from McMinnville since Wednesday is safe, after her father turned himself in to Ashland Police. According to McMinnville Police Captain Dennis Marks, Paul Bute picked his daughter Reagan up early from school Wednesday morning. He lost custody of Reagan a short time later in the day, making the … Continue reading »

GRACO Announces Major Stroller Recall

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Child care products company Graco has voluntarily recalled 11 stroller models that reportedly poses the risk of lacerating a child’s finger. The models were sold between August 1st 2000 and November 19th 2014. The strollers are equipped with an external sliding fold-lock hinge that reportedly can pinch a finger, or possibly even … Continue reading »

DA’s Asked to End Marijuana Prosecutions

SALEM, Ore. – Advocates for legal recreational marijuana in Oregon are calling on the state’s District Attorneys to stop prosecution of pending marijuana criminal cases. Measure 91 on the November General Election ballot made marijuana possession legal under certain parameters as of July of 2015. Now, the chief petitioner of the measure, and representatives from … Continue reading »

Plumber Arrested for Invasion of Privacy

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Police are looking for more possible victims after an Albany plumber was accused of secretly filming customers in the shower. James Bartholomeusz, 39, owns Ace Rooter Services, which serves Albany, Corvallis and Salem. He’s facing charges of burglary and invasion of personal privacy. Investigators say he recorded video of a client in … Continue reading »

Oregon Population Continues to Surge

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland State University’s Population Research Center finds people continue to flock to the Beaver state. A preliminary report shows Oregon’s population increased from 3,919,025 in 2013 to 3,962,565 in 2014. According to researchers, the increase of 43,545 people is due to improving economic conditions, and people moving to the state. Bend, Salem, … Continue reading »

Oregon Sees Best Job Growth in Decades

SALEM, Ore. – The State of Oregon added 9,900 jobs in October, marking the largest monthly increase in nearly 20 years. According to the Employment Department, the last time Oregon’s economy added this many jobs was in August 1995 when 10,400 were added. Manufacturing, health care, and professional and business services are all identified as strengthening markets. … Continue reading »

Couple Arrested in Front of Jail

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Eugene couple was arrested Sunday afternoon for allegedly having sex in a car parked directly in front of the Springfield City Jail. Kelli Knutson, 24, and Logan Jackson, 33, were booked for indecent exposure and disorderly conduct. Police say someone called to complain after motorists were slowing down to watch the … Continue reading »

Missing Hiker Found Dead

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says a climber from Bend, missing since Wednesday, was found dead Sunday. Benjamin Newkirk, 39, was climbing Middle Sister when he fell off the west side of the southeast ridge of the mountain. Rescue crews found his body about 800 feet below where he fell. Newkirk … Continue reading »

Weed, CA: Two Months After Boles Fire

WEED, Calif. — Saturday marks two months since the Boles Fire destroyed hundreds of homes and buildings in Weed, California. The Boles Fire ripped through the small town of Weed, California, causing millions of dollars in damage and leaving many with little to nothing. However, over the last few months, the community has come together … Continue reading »

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