Category Archives: KPTV

OSP cracking down Sauvie Island Wildlife Area alcohol ban

Oregon State Police are cracking down on alcohol possession in the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area, conducting a special sting operation that comes more than two months after the new ban took effect. Ten troopers worked the beaches and roads Friday, looking for alcohol and drunk drivers. Source: OSP cracking down Sauvie Island Wildlife Area alcohol […]
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DEQ fines contractor $437K for asbestos abatement violations in Portland area

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined a contractor nearly $437,000 for violating asbestos regulations on more than 100 projects, mainly in the Portland area, the agency reported Wednesday. Source: http://www.kptv.com/story/38623621/deq-fines-contractor-437k-for-asbestos-abatement-violations-in-portland-area

Secretary of Agriculture talks Eagle Creek Fire and forest management in Cascade Locks with officials

The one year anniversary of the start of the Eagle Creek Fire is approaching, the more than 48,000-acre fire closed Interstate 84 and the Columbia River and forced the evacuations of hundreds of people. On Tuesday night, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and state leaders met to talk about the fire at the Eagle Creek […]
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Recreational health advisory issued for Detroit Lake

The Oregon Health Authority has issued a recreational health advisory for Detroit Lake, which is located 46 miles southeast of Salem. Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of cyanotoxins at levels above Oregon Health Authority recreational guideline values, OHA said. Source: Recreational health advisory issued for Detroit Lake

Gov. Brown offers certain protections for undocumented immigrants, signs two bills into law

At the state capital on Tuesday, Governor Kate Brown signed two bills offering certain protections for undocumented immigrants. Source: Gov. Brown offers certain protections for undocumented immigrants, signs two bills into law

Local deputies using facial recognition software to fight crime

Facial recognition software is going far beyond social media, as it becomes a more popular tool in law enforcement. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has been using the technology for nearly a year, deputies said Thursday. Source: Local deputies using facial recognition software to fight crime – KPTV – FOX 12

Oregon Health Authority expands advisory for fish caught in Willamette River

The Oregon Health Authority is expanding the advisory for fish caught in the Willamette River. Source: Oregon Health Authority expands advisory for fish caught in Willamette River

Remains of Marine killed during WWII returned to family in Oregon for burial

Marine Corps Pfc. Lyle E. Charpilloz was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. The remains of a U.S. Marine who was killed during World War II have been returned to his family in Oregon for burial. Marine Corps Pfc. Lyle E. Charpilloz will be buried with full military honors […]
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Downtown Oregon City wins Great American Main Street Award

Downtown Oregon City has won a Great American Main Street Award for 2018. National Main Street Center Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to commercial district revitalization, announced the three winners Monday during the Main Street Now Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Source: Downtown Oregon City wins Great American Main Street Award – KPTV – FOX […]
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National salmonella outbreak linked to kratom affects two people in Oregon

Two people became sick with a salmonella infection after taking an herbal supplement, and the Oregon Health Authority is urging people to stop using the product. OHA tested numerous samples of kratom products, a southeastern Asian plant that some people use to treat opioid withdrawals, but the FDA says there is no evidence it is […]
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