Posted by Kaylene Beaujolais on July 2, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. — Weeks of hot temperatures leading us into this 4th of July leave homes at risk. All it takes is a stray spark from fireworks to land in a gutter full of dried leaves to catch a roof on fire.
Portland Fire Lieutenant Rich Tyler says dried out bark dust and grass are the culprits on the ground. In addition …
GRESHAM, Ore. — The owners of a former bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple have been ordered to pay them $135,000. The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries says Sweet Cakes by Melissa violated the Oregon Equality Act.
Melissa and Aaron Klein say same-sex marriage violates their religious beliefs and he calls today’s order unconstitutional.
EUGENE, Ore. — Four boys, ages 10 to 12, are facing second-degree arson charges in Monday afternoon’s fire that burned Civic Stadium to the ground. Investigators got the tip on Wednesday that led them to the kids.
A fifth boy told his parents what happened and they reported it to police. He left before the kids set the fire in the …
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NEWBERG, Ore. — A student and instructor at Precision Aviation, which operates out of the Chehalem Airpark, were killed when their helicopter crashed into a field south of town and burst into flames.
The Precision S269C went down around 10:15 near North Valley Road and Dopp Road during a night flying training flight and started the grass on fire.
“Our deepest …
PORTLAND, Ore. — With the heat and very dry conditions across the Pacific Northwest, burning bans are being enforced in many areas.
A limited ban is now in effect in Portland. Legal fireworks can only be set off over pavement with plenty of water handy. There’s a new hotline to report illegal fireworks: (503) 823-BOOM.
Members of the fire bureau will be on hand …