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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2014 16:57)

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Announce All-Stars

The Volcanoes will have a heavy representation in the infield with three All-Star starters.

(KEIZER, Ore. ) - Salem Keizer Volcanoes The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, in conjunction with the Northwest League president's office, have announced six players will participate in the 2014 Northwest League All-Star Game Tuesday, August 5 in Eugene, Oregon.

Three pitchers and three infielders will represent the Volcanoes on the South Division roster as Jose Reyes, E.J. Encinosa, Eury Sanchez, Christian Arroyo, Will Callaway, and Travious "T" Relaford will all make the trip to PK Park.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2014 15:42)

Wasp`s, Squirrels Damaging Oregon White Oak Trees

"The damage to these trees seems to be common around the Willamette Valley," says ODF Forest Pathologist Alan Kanaskie.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - oregon white oak trees Recently, stewardship foresters with the Oregon Department of Forestry have been receiving phone calls from landowners, homeowners and other members of the public concerned about the appearance of numerous dead branches and leaves on Oregon white oak trees.

Investigation by agency foresters resulted in the discovery that the damage is being caused by both insects and mammals.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2014 11:35)

Portland Police Issue Warning of Scam Involving Grandparents

The typical scam involves a frantic call from a "grandchild" in trouble, or someone saying the grandchild is in trouble with the law.

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) - Scam Alert The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind Portland area residents, especially seniors, that a common scam known as the "Grandparent Scam" remains active in the community.

The "Grandparent Scam" has been around for many years and is just one variation of the impostor scams that dupe people into losing thousands of dollars.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2014 11:22)

OOPS! Towing Operator on the Run After Failing to Show Up for Court

Anyone with information on the location of Michael Alan Selmer, should contact their local law enforcement agencies non-emergency number, or the Oregon State Police. Failing to Show Up for Court

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Michael Alan Selmer A 35-year-old Polk County man under investigation for running an illegal towing operation and failing to register as a sex offender in Oregon, failed to show up for his first court appearance Wednesday morning at the Marion County Court Annex in Salem.

The Judge issued an immediate no bail arrest warrant for Michael Alan Selmer after he failed to appear.

Selmer, from Falls City, is the subject of an ongoing investigation after Oregon State Police received information he acquired two tow trucks and began advertising towing services in Salem and Independence areas with the name "Whoops! Towing".

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2014 08:23)

Marine Board Warns of Hazards on Oregon Waterways

Trees, root wads and other natural debris are a common part of Oregon's rivers and streams.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Jefferson North Santiam As a result of less snow pack and lower rainfall amounts this winter, many Oregon lakes and rivers will be reaching historically low levels which will expose previously unseen hazards to boaters this summer.

Stumps, rocks, logs and other obstructions could be just below the surface, resulting in hull or prop damage in areas that are normally navigable. These obstructions also impact the water dynamics and the currents in rivers, which can increase the difficulty to navigate safely, especially for paddlecraft.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2014 07:50)

Calling All Oregon DIY Beverage Makers

Excepting the soft drink category, all participants must be age 21 and over to enter.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - home brewed beer The 149th Oregon State Fair is officially accepting entries for its Homebrew Beer and Amateur Wine competitions, raising a pint and a wine glass in honor of Oregon's best DIY beverage makers.

The Oregon State Fair runs August 22 through September 1 in Salem. Discounted admission tickets are on sale now.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2014 06:49)

Aviation Official: Air Algerie Flight has Crashed; Changed Flight Pattern Due to Storm

Almost half of the passengers were French citizens, an airline official said.

(ALGIERS) - Air Algerie An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said.

There were few clear indications of what might of happened to the aircraft, or whether there were casualties, but Burkino Faso Transport Minister Jean Bertin Ouedrago said it asked to change route at 9.38 p.m. because of a storm in the area.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2014 06:15)

Oregon, UCLA Picked to Win Pac-12 North, South; Meet in Title Game

UCLA is a heavy favorite to win the Pac-12 South.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Oregon is a near unanimous pick to win the Pac-12's North Division and a heavy favorite to go on and win the conference title game to cap the upcoming season, according to a poll of media members covering the league.

The Ducks, coming off an 11-2 season in which they won the Alamo Bowl, were picked to win the North Division on 37 of 39 ballots.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2014 06:14)

Oregon State to Compete in MGM Grand Main Event

The remainder of Oregon State’s 2014-15 men’s basketball schedule will be announced in early September.

(LAS VEGAS, Nev. ) - MGM Grand Main Event The Oregon State men’s basketball team will compete at the MGM Grand Main Event in Las Vegas, Nev., a new tournament featuring eight teams playing on Monday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week.

The Heavyweight bracket includes Oregon State, Auburn, Oklahoma State and Tulsa, while the Middleweight bracket will feature Louisiana, Milwaukee, Oral Roberts and a final team to be announced.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2014 06:12)

Forjet Fans 11 in Volcanoes Win over Spokane

Sanchez tied a baseball record with four strikeouts in the ninth inning.

(KEIZER, Ore. ) - Jason Forjet Howling winds out to left showed promise of an offensive night at Volcanoes Stadium, but Jason Forjet quickly rewrote the story as he struck out 11 Spokane batters en route to a 5-2 Volcanoes victory on Wednesday night.

"Today I had my breaking ball working for me, and I was throwing my fastball to both sides of the plate," Forjet said.

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