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9-Year Old Girl Dies in Lincoln City When Sand Collapses

The child was buried by the sand for about five minutes.

(LINCOLN CITY, Ore.) - beach rescue A 9-year-old girl who was pulled from the sand after it apparently collapsed on her Friday has died, according to the North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District No. 1. She died at the hospital.

Police officers helped get the girl out of a hole that she was buried in, according to Lt. Jerry Palmer, of the Lincoln City Police Department. He said when they got to her she was unconscious and not breathing.

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Salem Police Investigating Hit & Run Traffic Crash

It is illegal to leave the scene of an accident. Witnesses, please contact police at number below.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem Police are investigating an injury Hit & Run traffic crash involving a vehicle and bicyclist.

A bicycle being ridden by a 53 yr old male who was traveling east on Union St. NE, and crossing Commercial St NE was struck by a silver 1990's model Jeep Cherokee who had been traveling south on Commercial St. NE.

Read Full Article (Aug-29-2014 22:15:00)

Hindus Urge Mormons to Reconsider Ordination of Women

"Exclusion of women from some religious services, just because they were female, was very unfair and ungodly."

(RENO, Nev.) - Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed Hindus have urged The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and its President Thomas S. Monson to reconsider favorably the ordination of women.

Distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it would be a “step in the positive direction” as women could disseminate God’s message as skillfully as men and deserved equal and full participation and access in religion.

Read Full Article (Aug-29-2014 22:00:00)

Driver Facing Several Charges Following DUII-Involved Injury Crash

Law enforcement in Oregon continues a nationwide effort to prevent traffic crashes by targeting impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend.

(COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.) - drive sober A 36-year old Portland man is facing several charges following Friday morning's alcohol-involved two-vehicle injury traffic crash on Interstate 5 near Cottage Grove.

On August 29, 2014 at approximately 12:33 a.m., a 1999 Honda Civic driven by 36-year old Benjamin V. Reicks from Portland, was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 176 when it struck the rear of a 2012 Kia Soul driven by 67-year old Patricia Lee from Auburn, Washington.

Read Full Article (Aug-29-2014 21:34:00)

Shot Fired at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution Kills Inmate

The institution is currently on lockdown status and visiting is canceled until further notice.

(PENDLETON, Ore.) - EOCI building front Today, an Oregon Department of Corrections Correctional Officer fired a shot to prevent imminent serious bodily injury to an inmate being assaulted at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI).

The Correctional Officer fired the shot from a yard tower after two inmates who were assaulting a third inmate failed to disengage.

Read Full Article (Aug-29-2014 21:13:00)

Deputies and Detectives on Scene of Death Investigation

No information has been released regarding the gender or age of the deceased.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Nevada Street death Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of dead body in the 4800 Block of Nevada St NE.

A citizen reported seeing the body off to the side of the road as they drove by and called the Sheriff's Office at approximately 6:15 p.m.

Read Full Article (Aug-29-2014 20:39:00)

Lost Hubcap Fire Burning South of Monument, Oregon

The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. Friday burning in grass, sagebrush and juniper fuels.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Monument, Oregon The Lost Hubcap Fire has burned 1,200-1,500 acres nine miles south of the community of Monument in the Central Oregon District's John Day Unit.

The Oregon Department of Forestry has two heavy air tankers, four single-engine air tankers and one helicopter fighting the fire, along with six fire engines, four bulldozers and district hand crews. Additional resources from the South Fork Complex are assisting.

Read Full Article (Aug-29-2014 19:50:00)

Marion County Dog Services to Offer Amnesty, Licenses and Low Cost Vaccinations

Licenses are required within 30 days of becoming a dog owner or moving into Marion County.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Willamette Valley Humane Society Marion County Dog Services will host a Dog License Amnesty event offering amnesty on late fees and license violations, as well as a low cost vaccination clinic.

Santiam Equine Veterinary Clinic is partnering with Marion County Dog Services to provide low-cost vaccinations for dogs. FREE rabies vaccinations will be offered to the first 250 who also purchase a second preventative vaccine.

Read Full Article (Aug-29-2014 00:23:00)

Oregon National Guard hosts Vietnam delegation visit through State Partnership Program

The week-long visit includes tours of emergency management and Oregon National Guard facilities.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon guard The Oregon National Guard is hosting a delegation from Vietnam's National Committee for Search and Rescue (VINASARCOM) this week, Aug. 24-30, as part of the ongoing State Partnership Program.

Vice Admiral Pham Ngoc Minh, Deputy Chief of General Staff of Vietnam People's Army and Vice Standing Chairman of VINASARCOM, leads the delegation, which also includes other VINASARCOM experts in search and rescue, firefighting, explosion and building collapse, finance planning and investment, and foreign relations.

Read Full Article (Aug-29-2014 00:15:00)

Back to School Safety Reminders

Getting to and from school can be hazardous, even under the best of circumstances.

(McMINNVILLE, Ore. ) - school bus stop The initial days of school require extra caution and patience as parents and students are getting back into the routine of the school year.

In addition, the first days of school create delays and confusion as students may be attending school for the first time or attending new schools as they progress through the school system.

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