Four Boys Charged In Fire That Destroyed Historic Civic Stadium

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 2, 2015
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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
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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 …

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Portland Joins Cities Issuing Burn Bans

Posted by Jeremy Scott on July 1, 2015
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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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Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In Oregon

Posted by Pat Boyle on July 1, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Recreational use of marijuana is now legal in Oregon for those who are 21 and older, thanks to voter passage of Measure 91 last fall.

It is legal to grow four plants and have up to eight ounces of pot at home.  You can possess up to an ounce away from home.

Related Stories: Burnside Burn | Cannabis Culture: The Legalization of Marijuana

The …

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Burnside Burn

Posted by Steve Herman on July 1, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Thousands packed the Burnside Bridge to share the moment, party, and light one up in celebration of recreational marijuana becoming legal in Oregon.

Related Story: Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In Oregon

The massive crowd didn’t wait until the clock struck midnight to start partying, chanting “We want weed!” many savored a blunt (or two) despite the act of doing so …

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