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Man jailed after firing a shot at Foster Farms

Man jailed after firing a shot at Foster Farms

CORVALLIS, Oregon – There was a shooting today at the Foster Farms facility in Corvallis. No one was hurt. A woman who works at the facility heard shots, called 911, and cleared the building. “The employees quickly left the building,” Corvallis Police Capt. Nick Hurley said. “Our officers and sheriff’s office, and state troopers responded.”…

Oregon firefighters aid Alaska

Oregon firefighters aid Alaska

More than two dozen Oregon firefighters are helping battle blazes in Alaska. While the Northwest hasn’t seen too much so far this year with wildfires, Alaska is having a hard time, which is why the 28 Oregon firefighters have gone to help. “Smoke continues to be an issue,” said Bobbi Doan with the Oregon Department…

Expedia scam targets travelers

Expedia scam targets travelers

PORTLAND, Oregon — The Better Business Bureau is warning would-be travelers about a scam involving Expedia. According to BBB, if you book your trip through Expedia and then have to make a chance, be careful with how you make contact with company. Typically, you can usually do a quick web search for the phone number,…

Dayton man killed in crash near Tekoa

Dayton man killed in crash near Tekoa

TEKOA, Washington — A man from Dayton was killed in a single-vehicle crash at 9:47 a.m. Wednesday on the Palouse. According to Washington State Patrol, Robb W. Freer, 61, was driving north on Washington State Route 27 about three miles south of Tekoa when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road. Freer’s Toyota…

Oregon Dept. of Forestry conducts nighttime aviation tests in Grant Co.

Oregon Dept. of Forestry conducts nighttime aviation tests in Grant Co.

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry JOHN DAY, Oregon — The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is working with CO Fire Aviation, an aerial resource vendor, to test the effectiveness and safety of nighttime use of Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) to fight wildfires in Oregon. Exploratory testing started Monday night at the John Day…

Oregon economy keeps on keeping on

Oregon economy keeps on keeping on

THE DALLES, Oregon — Oregon’s economy is continuing to soar. Employment numbers show that people are staying employed in the state’s current economic environment. Nick Beleicicks, an economist with the Oregon Employment Department, said June’s employment rate stayed 4.1 percent. That’s virtually unchanged from May’s report, and he said the state continues to add jobs.…

Pilot survives crash landing

SALEM, Oregon – The pilot of a small plane escaped serious injury and possibly death when he brought his plane down in a field five miles southeast of Salem Tuesday afternoon. When deputies arrived at the scene, the plane was on fire and the pilot had gotten out by himself. “He told them he was…

The move to recall Gov. Brown gets real

The move to recall Gov. Brown gets real

SALEM, Oregon – Oregon Republican Party Chairman Bill Currier filed the paperwork to start the ball rolling on a petition drive to recall Gov. Kate Brown. They now have 90 days to collect an estimated 280,050 signatures to force a vote on the recall. Currier said the question could come to a vote in a…

Liquor license fees double Oct. 1

Liquor license fees double Oct. 1

SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is doubling its liquor license fees on Oct. 1. Public Affairs Specialist Matthew Van Sickle says this is the first increase in 70 years. “It actually brings fees in line with national costs for these kind of fees,” he said. The notices are going out soon, with…

Seattle to Portland in 1 hour: WSDOT releases high-speed rail study

Seattle to Portland in 1 hour: WSDOT releases high-speed rail study

News Release from Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) OLYMPIA, Washington – Ultra-high-speed ground transportation could transform the Pacific Northwest by decreasing travel time, improving overall mobility and boosting economic growth, according to new study of the concept. The Ultra-High-Speed Ground Transportation Business Case Analysisexamined travel times of less than two-hour trips between Vancouver, British Columbia…