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Alert Deputy Saves Elderly Man Along Oregon Coast

Trapped in his car, the elderly man used the floor mats to keep him warm during the night until he was found Thursday morning and rescued.

(WALDPORT, Ore. ) - Oregon Coast Car Crash An alert Benton County Sheriff's Office deputy found a vehicle Thursday morning down an embankment off Highway 34 belonging to an elderly Waldport man reported missing the day before to Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

At approximately 10:44 a.m., Benton County Deputy Chris Dale was patrolling along Highway 34 near milepost 51 checking for signs of a vehicle belonging to a missing elderly Waldport man.

Read Full Article (Jul-13-2014 15:21)

OSP: Washington State Man Tried to Kill Hitchhiker from Canada

OSP troopers found the suspects vehicle and observed the victim's property and a knife inside the vehicle.

(BROOKINGS, Ore. ) - Oregon State Police SUV Oregon State Police arrested a 56-year old Washington man Saturday after he allegedly threatened to kill and robbed a hitchhiker at knife-point while giving the victim a ride along Highway 101 on the southern Oregon coast.

Read Full Article (Jul-11-2014 21:26)

Oregon Coast Health Advisory Lifted at Two Beaches

State officials continue to encourage other recreational activities -- flying kites, picnicking, playing on the beach, and walking -- at all Oregon beaches.

(LINCOLN CITY, Ore. ) - D River Beach A public health advisory for contact with marine water at D River Beach, located in Lincoln County, and Heceta Beach in Lane County was lifted late Friday by the Oregon Health Authority.

The advisory was issued July 10 after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.

Read Full Article (Jul-11-2014 05:15)

Salem, Willamette Valley Brace for Days of Hot, Dry Weather has tips and places you can go to protect or cool off you and your family during the heat wave.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Salem Oregon Heat Temperatures in Salem and throughout the mid-Willamette Valley are expected to reach near 95, or above over the next seven days.

Salem area ice cream shops, movie theaters, and local swimming pools along with hotels and restaurants up and down the Oregon Coast, are expecting some "extra" people over the next few days looking to cool off from the valley heat.

Read Full Article (Jul-10-2014 13:45)

Water Contact Advisory Issued for Parts of Oregon Coast

Although state officials advise against water contact, they continue to encourage other recreational activities on these beaches because they pose no health risk.

(LINCOLN CITY, Ore. ) - D River Beach Public health advisories were issued Thursday afternoon due to higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at D River Beach, located in Lincoln County, and Heceta Beach in Lane County.

Read Full Article (Jul-07-2014 12:58)

Purple Sails Washing Ashore Along Oregon Coast After 10 Year Absence

Purple Sails have a clear 'sail' that catches the wind and pushes them across the ocean’s surface.

(SEASIDE, Ore. ) - Purple Sails Oregon Coast Something that hasn't been seen for a while on Oregon beaches has returned – almost as mysteriously as it disappeared ten years ago.

The Purple Sails are back, cast up on the beaches in various areas and getting ready to wear out their initially lovely little welcome as they start to rot and stink.

Read Full Article (Jul-05-2014 08:15)

Willamette Valley, Oregon Coast Saturday Fireworks and Events

Police all over Oregon will be out in force again tonight looking for impaired drivers. Remember: When in doubt, get a ride!

(SALEM, Ore. ) - University of Oregon Fireworks Show So if you missed out on any of the great fireworks displays on the 4th of July, never fear. There are plenty of events for the whole family on Saturday before fireworks displays light up the Saturday night skies in the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Coast.

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes - Fireworks after the game tonight against the Hillsboro Hops.

The Volcanoes continue their Patriotic Tribute series with game two versus the Hillsboro Hops. Salem-Keizer will send righty Nick Gonzalez (0-2, 3.94) to the mound to face Hops right-hander (1-0, 0.60). Tickets are still available for Saturday's contest with the gates opening at 5:00 p.m. in advance of a 6:35 p.m. scheduled start.

Read Full Article (Jul-04-2014 09:47)

Willamette Valley Firefighter Killed While Kite Surfing on Oregon Coast

The victim is identified as 49-year-old Wylie Dale Johnson Jr., from Dundee. According to TVFR, Johnson was a firefighter for 19 years with TVFR.

(LINCOLN CITY, Ore. ) - North Lincoln Fire & Rescue #1 The Oregon State Police is investigating the death of a 49-year-old firefighter from the Willamette Valley in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Lincoln City Police and fire crews were dispatched Thursday afternoon, to the beach at Roads End State Park. The victim was apparently kite-surfing in the cool waters of the Pacific Ocean when the accident occurred.

Read Full Article (Jul-04-2014 05:55)

Willamette Valley, Oregon Coast Independence Day Events and Fireworks

Police all over Oregon will be out in force this holiday weekend looking for impaired drivers. Remember: When in doubt, get a ride!

(SALEM, Ore. ) - University of Oregon Fireworks From Salem, to the Oregon Coast there will be plenty of places you can catch some awesome Independence Day fireworks displays.

So get the family together, and head for the Oregon Coast, or to one of the local rodeo’s going on this holiday weekend, or catch some baseball as the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes play host to the Hillsboro Hops Friday night, there is something for everyone before the sunsets and the night skies over Oregon fill up with bright and colorful fireworks displays.

Read Full Article (Jul-04-2014 05:55)

Historic Restaurant on Oregon Coast Burns to the Ground

The building, built in 1929, was first a fish market before becoming a restaurant.

(LINCOLN CITY, Ore. ) - Crab Pot Restaurant Fire A historic Lincoln City Restaurant burned to the ground Thursday afternoon.

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District Number One crews responded to the Crab Pot Restaurant just after 3:00 p.m.

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