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October 21, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Car collides with Oregon log truck; 2 killed

The Associated Press ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says an Oregon couple died when a Toyota Corolla collided with a log truck. The crash happened Monday afternoon on Nonpareil Road in Sutherlin. According to the sheriff’s office, the Corolla driven by 50-year-old Todd Gilman veered into the oncoming lane and struck the fully loaded log truck. Gilman…

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October 15, 2014 at 6:59 AM

Oregon girl’s E. coli death blamed on droppings from a goat named Cathy

From the Associated Press: The parents of a Lincoln County girl who died last month of E. coli bacteria say public health officials suspect the 4-year-old was infected by dropping from the family’s goat. But Rachel Profitt told The Oregonian lab tests have not been conclusive and the investigation continues into the death of her daughter Serena. Proffit…

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October 10, 2014 at 7:21 AM

7 Oregon students treated for drug overdose

The Associated Press WINSTON, Ore. — Seven students from Douglas High School in Winston were treated at a hospital Thursday for overdosing on drugs one of them brought from home. Police tell KVAL-TV in Eugene that seven boys took a mixture of cough syrup, sleeping pills and seizure medication. Fire department emergency crews responded to the school. The students…

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October 10, 2014 at 6:06 AM

Sneaker wave warning on Washington, Oregon coasts

The Associated Press PORTLAND — The National Weather Service says dangerous sneaker waves are possible this weekend on the coast of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Waves as high as 18 feet could unexpectedly reach farther up the beach than expected or knock people off jetties and rocks. The weather service says people at the beach shouldn’t turn their…

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September 29, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Oregon cops: Suspect drove fast, had strong smell

The Associated Press LEBANON, Ore. — Officers in central Oregon say a suspect they tried to collar at a traffic stop drove too fast for pursuing officers, but eventually he was just too fragrant. The Albany Democrat-Herald reports that the driver gave officers in Linn County the slip in a high-speed chase before dawn Sunday, doing better…

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September 29, 2014 at 7:36 AM

Wolf attacks kill sheep, dogs in Northeast Oregon

The Associated Press PENDLETON, Ore. — Two recent wolf attacks have killed eight sheep and two livestock-protection dogs in Umatilla County. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says the attacks took place Sept. 15 and 16 on public grazing land near Ruckle Junction north of La Grande. The Statesman Journal reports a GPS radio collar documented that…

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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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