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December 19, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Avian flu found in poultry in southern Oregon

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Avian flu has been found in a backyard flock of poultry in southern Oregon. The Oregon Department of Agriculture said Friday the same strain of the virus H5N8 that was recently discovered in a gyrfalcon in Washington state was found in a flock of about 100 chickens and guinea fowl kept privately…


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July 7, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Fresh fire crews arrive in Central Washington

The Associated Press MANSFIELD, Douglas County — Fresh crews of firefighters are arriving to take up the fight against a Central Washington wildfire that has burned across more than 2 square miles — or 1,500 acres — of trees, grass and brush south of Mansfield. Fire spokesman Ron Fryer said Monday night that the Rock Hill Fire was 40…


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November 20, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Body of missing man found in car in Columbia River

The Associated Press BREWSTER, Okanogan County — The body of a missing Bridgeport man was found in a car partly submerged in the Columbia River near Brewster. The Douglas County sheriff’s office says the body of 81-year-old Gordon B. Beadell was found Tuesday downstream of the Brewster bridge. Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal says it appears Beadell missed the turn…


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October 16, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Douglas County man died of excited delirium during struggle with deputies

The Associated Press WATERVILLE, Douglas County — The cause of death for a Waterville man who died in a struggle in July with Douglas County deputies has been determined as excited delirium. County prosecutor and coroner Steve Clem says the determination was made last week by a contract forensic pathologist, Dr. Gina Fino. Jason Nalls fought with deputies who had…


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July 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

State attacks central Washington wildfires

The Associated Press MANSFIELD, Douglas County — A half dozen people have been evacuated from three homes threatened by a grass and brush fire burning three miles south of here, according to Deputy State Fire Marshal Bill Slosson. The fire broke out Sunday and has burned about 2,000 acres, including some wheat. It’s one of two fires burning…


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December 22, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Bridgeport man drops gun, fatally shoots self

The Associated Press There is not points to locate on the map BRIDGEPORT, Wash. — The Douglas County sheriff’s office says the death of a Bridgeport man appears to be an accidental shooting that occurred when he dropped his gun and it went off, hitting him in the chest. Undersheriff Don Culp says 75-year-old Reuben M. Whitely died…


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