Strong California Quake Causes Injuries, Damage

Posted by Associated Press on August 24, 2014
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NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands in California’s wine country on Sunday.

The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck at 3:20 a.m. about 6 miles from …

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Two Drunk Drivers Arrested at Same Crash

Posted by Anna Erickson on August 24, 2014
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SCHOLLS – One driver crashed, shearing a power pole while a different one drove through the crash and was stopped by police in the Scholls community.

Around 11:15pm Saturday night, police went to SW Scholls Ferry Road west of SW Clark Hill Road on a report that a car crashed into a utility pole.  The driver was trapped inside as the …

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Two Campers Found Dead in Tillamook Forest

Posted by Anna Erickson on August 23, 2014
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35-year-old Justin Norton and 53-year-old Nicholas Santangelo left their campsite at the Cedar Creek Campground late Monday night to look for some lost pets, and never returned.  They were last seen in a 1998 blue Ford Explorer.

Searchers found their bodies around 8:15 Friday night.  The Explorer went off a gravel road off Highway 6 in the Tillamook State Forest, rolling …

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Pink Martini Percussionist Derek Rieth Kills Himself

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 22, 2014
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Pink Martini’s percussionist is dead.  The Oregon State Medical Examiner says 43-year-old Derek Jordan Rieth shot himself in the head with a shotgun on Wednesday August 20th just after 8:00 p.m. Portland Police officers conducted a welfare check on Rieth and found him deceased in his home.  A shotgun was there and was seized as evidence. The popular Portland-based band …

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100 Mile Float Ends in Canby

Posted by Mike Turner on August 22, 2014
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150 members of Paddle Oregon ended their adventure on the Willamette in Canby Friday afternoon.

The Willamette River keepers mix recreation and education each year as they explore a section of the River. This year’s trek began in Corvallis and floated nearly 100 miles to land at Mollala River State Park.

River keeper Travis Williams says its a chance to study the …

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