Salem Installs “Owl Warning” Signs

SALEM, Ore. — Joggers in Salem should be aware. The city of Salem is installing “owl warning” signs after several runners were attacked in a local park. Officials have gotten four reports of owls swooping down on people in parks around the city. Last week, one of the birds reportedly swiped a man’s hat. The … Continue reading »

Colleges Rally Against Budget Cuts

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s 17 community colleges and seven public universities will stand together today at the state capital to rally for more funding. Students, faculty, and legislative leaders from Oregon’s university systems will gather in Salem. They are hoping to restore higher education funding. Students and other leaders will speak about the impacts of … 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 »

Abortion Ban Ballot Fails

SALEM, Ore. — An effort to change Oregon’s long standing law on abortion has fallen apart. Supporters of a measure that would prohibit the use of state funds for abortion services, say they’ve failed to qualify for the November ballot. Officials say, they only collected 95 thousand of the 117 thousand signatures needed to get … Continue reading »

Judge Set to Hear About Gay Marriage Ban

EUGENE, ore.– A federal judge is set to hear oral arguments over the constitutionality of a voter-approved ban of same-sex marriage, Wednesday. Four same-sex couples filed a lawsuit claiming the ban discriminates against gays and lesbians and serves no legitimate government interest. No one will defend the ban before the judge, Wednesday, because Attorney General … Continue reading »

Fire Season Funding Deferred to 2014

MEDFORD, Ore. — Smoke filled the Rogue Valley and complex fires engulfed southern Oregon in what was the most costly fire season in Oregon. State representatives met Friday to try and figure out how to cover tens of millions of dollars. “We’re about 40 million short, roughly, right now on what we owe versus what … Continue reading »

Nuggets Outlast Dirtbags

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Grants Pass Nuggets fought off elimination for the second day in a row. The Nuggets knocked the Salem Post 20 Dirtbags out of the American Legion State Tournament with a 7-3 win. The Nuggets and Dirtbags were tied 3-3 in the top of the 9th, but Grants Pass scored four runs. … Continue reading »

Planned Parenthood Advocates Rally Today

SALEM, Ore — More than a hundred Oregonians are taking to the steps of the state capitol building today. Planned Parenthood advocates of Oregon say they’re taking part in “Women’s Health Care Day at the Capitol.” This comes as Oregon lawmakers consider several bills impacting women’s health. Planned Parenthood advocates say they support some but … Continue reading »

New Bill Would Require Bike Registration

  SALEM, Ore. — A bill proposed in Salem would require bicycles to be registered before they hit the road. Bicycle registration would cost the rider $10 and would also come with a $25 fine if the rider is found to have not completed registration. The proposed bill has received mixed reaction from local riders. … Continue reading »

Serious Hit & Run Crash in Salem

SALEM, Ore. — Salem Police Detectives are investigating a serious hit and run crash that occurred outside of a restaurant following an altercation late Thursday evening. The incident began inside the Lucky Fortune Restaurant involving several parties, some of which then sped away from the restaurant in a vehicle, striking at least two people in … Continue reading »