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September 22, 2014 at 11:38 AM

8-year-old Oregon boy dies after fall

The Associated Press MONMOUTH, Ore. — Authorities say an 8-year-old boy who was apparently scared by a bee has died after a fall of 20 to 25 feet in a building in rural Polk County. Sgt. Tyrone Jenkins of the Polk County sheriff’s office says Daniel Indra of Monmouth was helping with a remodeling project on an…

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September 18, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Crash sends truck dangling over Oregon bridge rail

SALEM, Ore. — Authorities say a driver has been cited after a truck hauling lumber products crashed at an Umpqua River bridge in southern Oregon, leaving the truck trailer hanging over the bridge railing above the waterway. Oregon State Police spokesman Lt. Gregg Hastings says an estimated 100 gallons of diesel leaked into the river…

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September 10, 2014 at 5:20 PM

DA won’t prosecute man over warning signs at Oregon lake

The Associated Press PORTLAND — The Washington County District Attorney has dropped charges against a local activist who was cited and fined for bolting homemade warning signs into posts and trees at Henry Hagg Lake where four members of a family drowned last month. The District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday it won’t prosecute 66-year-old Michael Medill of…

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September 9, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Oregon girl, 4, dies of E. coli infection

A 4-year-old girl from Oregon has died from complications associated with a strain of E. coli that her family says she contracted over the Labor Day weekend. Serena Faith Profitt died Monday at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, the Oregonian reported. She tested positive for E. coli, but the state public health lab hasn’t confirmed the strain,…

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September 8, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Oregon woman arrested playing ‘zombie game’

The Associated Press COOS BAY, Ore. — Coos County sheriff’s deputies say a woman arrested on accusations she broke into a house, pushed a woman down the stairs, pulled her hair, bit her in the face and told her victim she was playing “the zombie game.” The World reports that Jessica Rocha of Reedsport faces charges of…

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September 8, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Swimming now barred where Oregon family drowned

The Associated Press Update at 10:35 a.m.: PORTLAND — The area of an Oregon lake where four members of a family drowned last month has been closed to swimming for the rest of the year. Washington County sheriff’s deputies put crime-scene tape along that dangerous spot of Henry Hagg Lake on Monday, and temporary signs are being…

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September 4, 2014 at 2:32 PM

‘Lock-in’ at 3 Oregon schools after off-campus shooting

The Associated Press GRESHAM, Ore. — The Reynolds School District took precautionary measures on the first day of school after a person was shot off campus. District spokeswoman Andrea Watson says Alder, Davis and Hartley elementary schools were placed in “lock-in” status Thursday because of Gresham police activity. That meant nobody could enter the building and those…

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September 3, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Oregon forestry board moves to protect cool water

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Board of Forestry has voted unanimously to keep moving forward on developing rules to making sure logging sites leave enough trees standing along salmon streams to keep the water shaded and cool. The vote Wednesday in Salem directs the Department of Forestry to finish developing various alternatives – including…

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September 3, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Southern Oregon girl found dead in bathtub

The Associated Press WINSTON, Ore. — Authorities in Douglas County say an 11-year-old-girl has apparently drowned in a bathtub. Winston Police Chief Scott Gugel told the Roseburg News-Review the girl was found about 8 p.m. Tuesday and was unresponsive. Authorities did not immediately release her name. An autopsy is planned. Winston is south of Roseburg.

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September 2, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Pit bull mauls 2-year-old Oregon girl

The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A 2-year-old girl was critically injured when she was mauled by a pit bull dog at a Springfield home. Police say the dog also bit the girl’s 28-year-old father on the face Sunday when he attempted to rescue her. The Register-Guard reports the girl was flown to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in…

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