Firefighters Make Progress On SW Oregon Wildfire

Posted by Associated Press on August 4, 2015

CANYONVILLE, Ore. — Fire bosses say another four or five days of moderate weather will make a big difference in containing a wildfire in Southwestern Oregon’s Cascade foothills.

The Oregon Department of Forestry says the Stouts fire 16 miles east of Canyonville continued to grow overnight primarily due to burnout operations to strengthen fire lines.

On Tuesday, the fire perimeter encompassed 27 square …

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Newberg City Manager Responds To Putting Police Chief on Leave

Posted by Pat Boyle on August 4, 2015

NEWBERG, Ore. — An outside investigation of Newberg City Manager Jacque Betz has found no evidence of criminal misconduct.  The Oregonian says it has obtained a report that indicates she placed Police Chief Brian Casey on leave to prevent an investigation into her inappropriate relationship with one of his officers.

Casey has since been reinstated.  Betz was placed on leave by …

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Coast Guard Responds to Shutting Down Flugtag Event

Posted by Jeremy Scott on August 4, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard is responding to Saturday’s Red Bull Flugtag event that led to its permit being pulled and a collision reported between the Portland Spirit cruise ship and boaters anchored in the water.

The permit was pulled early into the event because the river was so crowded with boats that commercial and emergency vessels couldn’t get through.  There were an …

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Man Without Pants Arrested for Trespassing in Corvallis

Posted by Associated Press on August 3, 2015

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Police arrested a man who they say tried to enter a woman’s home wearing only a shirt.

The woman called 9-1-1 this weekend to report the man tried to open the locked front door.  She told the dispatcher the man then removed his pants and underwear, and tried another door that was also locked.

The suspect, Hyun Jae Kim, …

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Reward to Find Escaped Convict

Posted by Jeremy Scott on August 3, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for the tip that leads to the arrest of a convicted felon who escaped from the Columbia River Correctional Institution in Northeast Portland.

Daniel Spillers was reported missing on Sunday morning during an inmate count.  Staff say he broke a kitchen door and window to get free.

He’s 35-years-old, white, 6′ tall, 185 pounds …

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