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Salem-News.com (Sep-14-2014 00:07)

Oregon`s Deception Complex Fire Update

A Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity is in effect through 8:00 p.m. Sunday.

(EUGENE, Ore.) - Oregon firefighter The Deception Complex fire is expected to become more active, especially from noon through 5:00 p.m., as relative humidity drops to 10 to 15%. Winds will generally be out of the southwest to west at 10 miles per hour. However, as a surface low pressure system moves over the area around mid-day Saturday, winds could become very gusty and erratic.

Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4 with Incident Commander Brian J. Watts assumed management of the fire at 6 a.m. Saturday morning.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-10-2014 15:52)

Oregon`s 12 Safest Cities Announced with Baker City Named Safest

These 12 cities had fewest reports of violent crime and property crime of all cities in Oregon.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon's safest cities Oregon is an exciting state to call home. With vast mountains, a breathtaking coastline, impressive geographic features, diverse industry and an extensive history, there is much about the Beaver State that appeals to those who are considering a place to live on the West Coast.

However, not every part of our fair state is as idyllic as others. For those looking for a town to call "home", safety is a top priority.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-08-2014 23:44)

Canby Fire and Police Hosting Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

To remember those that gave it all.

(CANBY, Ore.) - Canby 911 memorial Canby Fire & Police will be having our annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony this Thursday, September 11, at Station 62, 221 S Pine, Canby OR. It will start at 8:00 am and should conclude approximately one hour later.

This year is New York/WTC remembrance, and we will be rededicating the Roddy Morris sculpture and it's redesigned name plaques. Our theme will be, "Personal reflections on 9/11, what the day means to me". This year we are also having our personnel share their thoughts on 9/11 from the perspective of a Firefighter/Police Officer.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-08-2014 23:38)

Serious Injury Hit & Run Crash Involving Motorcycle and ATV - Highway 99E North of Brooks

OSP is seeking information to help locate the involved vehicle and operator.

(SALEM, Ore.) - hit and run Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into Sunday night's serious injury hit & run crash that occurred on Highway 99E near Waconda Road NE about three miles north of Brooks. The crash seriously injured a motorcyclist and OSP is looking for information to help locate a reported involved ATV and its operator.

On September 7, 2014 at approximately 8:41 p.m., a motorcycle operated by 48-year old Keith Miller, from Woodburn, was traveling on Highway 99E near milepost 39 when it collided with an ATV that was crossing the highway.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-07-2014 23:49)

Oregon State Fair Announces Winning Artisans in 2014 Creative and Artistic Competitions

Thousands of attendees enjoyed the myriad of creations at the State Fair.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon state beekeepers booth Winners of the 2014 Creative and Artistic competitions hosted by the Oregon State Fair have been posted online. Hundreds of Oregonians from throughout the state contributed artwork, baked goods, sewing and other hobbies to be displayed at this year's fair, which concluded on Labor Day.

Prior to fair, expert judges determined first-, second- and third-place winners for each of the 13 creative departments that comprise fine arts, photography and home arts.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-06-2014 21:23)

Ducks Right Ship After Half, Win 46-27

No. 3 Oregon roared away in the second half for a huge nonconference victory.

(EUGENE, Ore.) - UO Duck Football 2014 The first nonconference matchup of top-10 teams in Autzen Stadium history lived up to every bit of the hype, as No. 3 Oregon jumped out to a lead, withstood a furious comeback by No. 7 Michigan State and recovered to win 46-27.

The Spartans all but shut down Oregon's vaunted run game, survived a couple big plays by the Ducks early on and then got the momentum going squarely in their favor.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-06-2014 19:36)

Oregon`s Deception Complex Fire Continues with Spotting Distance Less than a Half Mile

The Deception Complex Fire is located two miles west of Oakridge, Oregon, encompassing 2,747 acres, with 55% contained, and 1,068 total personnel fighting the fire.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Deception Complex fire Friday evening’s glow seen from Oakridge was the product of successful burnout operations on the eastern perimeter of the fire line.

A critical fire weather pattern continues today with south/southeast winds approximately 7-12 mph with gusts up to 27 mph. There were no spots outside of the established fire lines of the Deception Complex, and the intensity of the burn was kept to a low or moderate level.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-03-2014 22:36)

Rare Video of Glowing Phytoplankton on Oregon Coast

A summer swim turns into a glowing experience!

(NEHALEM BAY, Ore.) - glowing phytoplankton Angelina Martin of Portland acquired some extremely rare video of a fantastic phenomenon on the Oregon coast that virtually no one knows about. She recently caught the glowing phytoplankton – which is downright impossible to photograph. But she caught it on video.

It’s also a sign you may find what is known as “glowing sand” along the coast right now – an absolutely stunning sight, but too faint to be photographed when on the sand. At least, here in Oregon.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-03-2014 19:10)

Six Forest Fires in Oregon Still Raging

No new fires 10 acres or larger were reported on lands protected by ODF in the past 24 hours.

(SALEM, Ore.) - oregon forest fires The Lost Hubcap Fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. on August 29th, and quickly burned on Bureau of Land Management and private forestlands protected by ODF. On August 29, 2014, Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2 (Incident Commander Chris Cline) was deployed to the Lost Hubcap Fire, assuming command of the fire from the local ODF unit of the Central Oregon District at 1200 hours PDT on Saturday.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-03-2014 15:41)

Vehicle vs. Bicyclist collision on NW Hill Road

The bicyclist was transferred to OHSU via Life Flight Network helicopter and is listed in serious condition.

(McMINNVILLE, Ore. ) - freighliner-trailer A bicycle collided with a Freighliner tractor/trailer today on a common thoroughfare in McMinnville, Oregon.

Bicyclist Richard Barrett, a 67 year old resident of Corvallis, Oregon, was riding a bicycle southbound on the west shoulder of NW Hill Road. 33-year old Kasey Kauer, from Amity, was also southbound on NW Hill Road operating a 1993 Freightliner tractor pulling a low-boy trailer with an agricultural spray rig secured to the deck.

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