Don’t Let Your Home Go Up In Flames From Fireworks

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 …

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BOLI Fines Bakery $135,000 For Refusing To Make Lesbian Couple’s Wedding Cake

Posted by Pat Boyle on July 2, 2015

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.

Aaron …

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Four Boys Charged In Fire That Destroyed Historic Civic Stadium

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 2, 2015

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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Helicopter Crash Kills Student and Instructor

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 2, 2015

Photo Courtesy: KGW News

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 …

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Portland Joins Cities Issuing Burn Bans

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 1, 2015

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 …

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