Category Archives: KATU

Mom comes face-to-face with cougar killed in Cascade Locks

Emily Elliot knew about the recent reports of a cougar in the area, and on Friday night she found herself standing feet from one of the wildcats. A Hood River County Sheriff’s deputy later shot and killed the cougar after trying to scare it off. They say the animal became comfortable around humans. Source: Mom […]
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Swarm of earthquakes shake Blanco Fracture Zone off Oregon coast

Nine earthquakes, ranging in magnitudes of 3.2-5.4, rumbled near the Blanco Fracture Zone off the Oregon coast Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. A swarm of eight happened between 5:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., the US Geological Service’s website said. The three largest quakes, measuring between 5.0-5.4 magnitude, started the swarm in about a 20-minute span. […]
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Oregon lawmakers pass bill to eliminate stolen car loophole

Oregon lawmakers have passed a bill that would eliminate a legal loophole that has allowed car thieves to escape prosecution. Every legislator in the Oregon House and Senate who voted on the proposed bill voted yes. Source: Oregon lawmakers pass bill to eliminate stolen car loophole | KATU

Cannon Beach no longer has ‘higher-than-normal risk’ for fecal bacteria, tests confirm

Tests confirm that water near Cannon Beach no longer pose a “higher-than-normal” risk to health for bacteria levels, the Oregon Health Authority said Wednesday. Health officials issued an advisory Tuesday after water samples showed high levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters around Cannon Beach. Source: Cannon Beach no longer has ‘higher-than-normal risk’ for fecal […]
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Corvallis rated most liveable city in Oregon with population over 25,000

Corvallis is the most liveable city in Oregon with a population of 25,000 or more, according to rankings compiled by ChamberofCommerce.org. The rankings include 25 cities in Oregon. Source: Corvallis rated most liveable city in Oregon with population over 25,000 | KATU

Dispatcher adopts kitten after Oregon State Police troopers rescue it from I-5

Oregon State Police Troopers rescued a kitten that sprinted across four lanes of Interstate 5 traffic during rush-hour last week. Troopers received a call about a kitten on I-5 near Wilsonville at around 7 a.m. The caller reported seeing a kitten run across all four lanes. Source: Dispatcher adopts kitten after Oregon State Police troopers […]
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Family says DHS ‘stripped’ mom and daughter of their rights in battle against cancer

A group of family members and supporters gathered at Pioneer Courthouse Square Saturday calling for a Wilsonville girl and her mother to be reunited after the Department of Human Services (DHS) recently took the girl into protective custody. Source: Family says DHS ‘stripped’ mom and daughter of their rights in battle against cancer | KATU

Mother relives horrors of her daughter’s death after deadly suspected DUII crash

Lorelei Weber’s daughter Kayla was killed by a drunken driver and she says the triple-fatal crash in Salem, also involving a suspected drunken driver, is a sign Oregon needs tougher penalties for drunken driving. “Oregon is falling behind because they’re one of 12 states that doesn’t allow for law enforcement to perform sobriety checkpoints. And […]
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Rural Recovery: Addiction treatment limited in Oregon’s tinier towns

Life out in the Oregon country, where neighbors are few and far between, you can hear the peaceful sounds of Doug Beeler’s wind chimes on this June day – only broken up by the revving engine of his lawnmower. This town of Tillamook has been his home, “pretty much all my life,” Beeler said. Source: […]
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Local advocate for parent choice responds to Wilsonville mother-daughter story

“If every parent is not terrified, they’re not paying attention,” said Breeauna Sagdal, with Punished 4 Protecting. She has a strong reaction to what happened to Wilsonville mother, Christina Dixon, and her daughter, Kylee, who were found in Las Vegas Thursday morning. Source: Local advocate for parent choice responds to Wilsonville mother-daughter story