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Salem-News.com (Aug-19-2014 08:31)

Oregon Berry Harvester Rolls Over Injuring Six

This was determined to be an industrial accident and OSHA is investigating the incident.

(SANDY, Ore. ) - Oregon Berry Accident The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a traffic accident Monday on Hwy 211 near SE 362nd Drive near of the city of Sandy.

A berry harvester was backing up to line up on a row of berries and either a hose or a fitting broke and the harvester lost its hydraulic fluid, which cause the brakes to go out.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-20-2014 16:31)

Man Assaults Oregon Farmer Over Use of Bird Cannons

Several firearms and ammunition have been seized from the suspects home.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Luke Adam Chapman A local farmer was assaulted after a neighbor became enraged from the sounds being put off by "bird cannons".

The incident occurred Thursday night at 8:00 p.m., in the 8700 block of Umatilla Street NE, located in the rural northeast portion of Marion County.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-02-2014 17:55)

Oregon Governor Declares More Drought Emergencies

The Governor's drought declaration allows increased flexibility in how water is managed to ensure that limited supplies are used as efficiently as possible.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Kitzhaber Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has declared drought emergencies in Grant, Josephine, and Wheeler counties. Commissioners from the respective counties requested emergency declarations this spring, and the Governor issued the declarations on May 29, 2014.

The State Drought Council considered each county's request by weighing current water conditions, future climatic forecasts, and agricultural impacts.

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