Corvallis Wildfire Contained

Posted by Anna Erickson on September 6, 2014
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CORVALLIS – A wildfire in north Corvallis forced an evacuation of more than 200 homes late Friday night and into Saturday morning, blazing through 100 acres near Chip Ross Park and threatening the Timber Hill neighborhood.

The evacuation has been lifted and the fire is now fully contained.

Corvallis Police say fire crews were fighting the high winds and rough terrain as …

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Five Rescued from Burning Apartments

Posted by Mike Turner on September 6, 2014
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Firefighters rescued five people from an apartment fire in Beaverton on Friday afternoon.

All five are OK. No one was seriously hurt.

The fire started on the second floor of an apartment complex located at 4725 S.W. 139th Avenue, according to Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.

Crews called for more resources with a second alarm.

Firefighters pulled five people to safety through a second …

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Fatal Freightliner Crash

Posted by Anna Erickson on September 6, 2014
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OAKRIDGE – OSP is still looking into Friday’s crash that killed a Silverton man.

Around 3:30 in the morning, a Freightliner truck pulling a trailer loaded with tree products was driving west on Highway 58 about twenty-five miles east of Oakridge.  The truck was reportedly driving downhill when 56-year-old Dennis Huber lost control, crossing the centerline and flipping over on the …

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Plane With Unresponsive Pilot Crashes Off Jamaica

Posted by Associated Press on September 5, 2014
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A prominent real estate developer and his wife were aboard the plane that strayed out of control and crashed off the coast of Jamaica.

Rick Glazer says Friday that his parents, Larry and Jane Glazer, were both licensed pilots. He says he can’t confirm they were killed, saying, “we know so little.”

In the meantime, New York politicians issued …

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Comedian Joan Rivers Dead at 81

Posted by Associated Press on September 4, 2014
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Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.

Rivers died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, surrounded by family and close friends, daughter Melissa Rivers said. She was hospitalized Aug. 28 after going into cardiac arrest …

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