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Fatal Crash on Interstate 5 – Linn County

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On Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at approximately 1:31 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 219.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Honda Odyssey, operated by Forrest Davisson (77) of St. Helens, was northbound when it left the roadway, struck a guardrail, and overturned.

Davisson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Linn County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and Halsey Fire Department.  

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Keith Urban Stages Drive-In Concert for Frontline Healthcare Workers

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Keith Urban thanked the workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic by holding a drive-in concert evening for first responders. The hour-long private show was held at the Stardust Drive-In Theatre outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and

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George Strait Announces Two Rescheduled 2021 Stadium Concert Dates

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George Strait has announced rescheduled dates for two upcoming stadium concerts.  Strait’s “Strait to South Bend” concert at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., originally scheduled on Aug. 15, 2020, will now take place on Aug.

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 20 – Lincoln County (Photo)

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On Monday, May 18, 2020 at approximately 10:49 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 20 near milepost 11.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Honda Accord, operated by Max Metcalf (86) of Waldport, was traveling eastbound when it lost control and slid into the westbound lane.  The Accord was struck by a westbound Peterbilt log truck, operated by Rodney Smith (67) of Philomath. 

Metcalf sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Smith was not injured.

Hwy 20 was closed intermittently for five hours following the crash. 

OSP was assisted by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, and Toledo Fire and Rescue.

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Officer Locates Stolen High-end bike, Returns to Owner

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Eugene Public Works Earns National Sustainability Award

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APWA awarded Public Works with an Exceptional Performance in Sustainability award for the City’s work to incorporate climate change goals and greenhouse gas emissions tracking into the City’s Capital Improvement Program.

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 101 – Tillamook County (Photo)

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On Sunday, May 17, 2020 at approximately 2:09 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 101 milepost 63,  just north of the Tillamook Cheese Factory.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a BMW Z3, operated by Samuel Hacker (36) of Scappoose, was traveling northbound when for unknown reasons veered into the southbound lane where it struck a Ford Explorer, operated by Julie Leonnig (43) of Tillamook.

Hacker sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

A passenger in the BMW, Shayna Tacadena (32) of Gresham, was transported by ground ambulance to Adventist Health Tillamook Hospital with serious injuries.

Leonnig received minor injuries.

Hwy 101 was closed for approximately 3.5 hours following the crash.

OSP was assisted by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and, Tillamook County Fire and Medical.

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Maren Morris Reschedules Her “RSVP: The Tour” Until Spring 2021

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Maren Morris is postponing her headlining tour until next spring, announcing via social media with the following statement: She stated, “In tears writing this but given these unprecedented circumstances, I’ve decided to postpone RSVP: The Tour to

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Natalie Stovall Announced As New Member Of Runaway June

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Just one day after Hannah Mulholland announced her departure from trio Runaway June, founding members Naomi Cooke and Jennifer Wayne revealed that Natalie Stovall is joining the group. Runaway June announced the news via Twitter, saying: “Everyone

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Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers Charge Several Suspects in Connection with Unlawfully Killing Multiple Big Game Animals

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On April 8, 2020 Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers served search warrants relating to an extensive investigation into multiple wildlife crimes. 

The subject of the investigation is William Hollings (34) of Philomath.

Evidence was seized relating to the following crimes:

  • Felon in Possession of Firearm
  • Unlawful Take/Possession of Buck Deer
  • Unlawful Take/Possession of Bull Elk
  • Unlawful Take/Possession of Black Bear
  • Unlawful Take/Possession of Cougar
  • Lend/Borrow or Sell Big Game Tag
  • Hunt Closed Season
  • Hunt No Big Game Tag
  • Fail to Properly Check in Cougar to ODFW

Fish and Wildlife Troopers located evidence of additional wildlife related crimes and three additional suspects. 

On April 25, 2020 Fish and Wildlife Troopers served  several more search warrants relating to these wildlife crimes. 

These warrants involved: 

Nicholas Lisenby (39) from Lebanon

Amanda Hughes (37) from Lebanon

Eric Hamilton (33) from Alsea  

Evidence was seized relating to the following wildlife crimes:

  • Unlawful Take/Possession of Buck Deer
  • Unlawful Take/Possession of Bull Elk
  • Unlawful Take/Possession of Black Bear
  • Unlawful Take/Possession of Cougar
  • Unlawful Take/Possession of Bobcat
  • Lend/Borrow or Sell Big Game Tag
  • Hunt Closed Season
  • Hunt No Big Game Tag

Based on evidence seized or processed, troopers believe the three males participated in the unlawful take/possession of 27 big game animals within the last two years, with evidence indicating many of the animals were killed during closed season or prohibited hours.

Values attributed to Oregon’s wildlife by Oregon Revised Statute 496.075 could total $162,700.00 in restitution to the State of Oregon. 

The listed crimes occurred throughout the following counties: Benton, Lane, Linn, Lincoln, Polk and Tillamook, and charges have been forwarded for consideration of prosecution.

 

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.

 

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

 

Or the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish.  Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.

 

CASH REWARDS:
* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose 
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 
* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s) 
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 
* $100 Furbearers 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity: 

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP(677)

TIP E-Mail: [email protected] (Monitored M-F 8:00AM – 5:00PM)

 

 

 

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Playgrounds, Skate Parks and Sport Courts Remain Closed in Phase 1

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Parks, trails and natural areas continue to be open for use with physical distancing on all paths and trails.

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 101 – Coos County (Photo)

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On Thursday, May 14, 2020 at approximately 6:18 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near milepost 252.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), operated by Donald Games (53) of Coos Bay,  was traveling southbound when it failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway, and struck a tree.  After the crash the CMV caught fire and Millington Fire Department and Green Acres Fire Department responded and extinguished the flames.

Games sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Millington Fire Department, Green Acres Fire Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, and ODOT.

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