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Senate votes to not defund Planned Parenthood

Senate votes to not defund Planned Parenthood

Monday evening, the U.S. Senate decided to not defund Planned Parenthood. Many community members were happy with this decision, but others wished it would have gone the other way.

Stouts Fire crews take advantage of cooler weather and cloud cover

Stouts Fire crews take advantage of cooler weather and cloud cover

The Stouts Fire grew slightly over the past 24 hours, but crews are taking advantage of the lower temperatures, higher humidity, and cloud cover. As of Tuesday, it was burning more than 15,000 acres.

Residents told to be ready to evacuate: 'I want to know if we're safe'

Residents told to be ready to evacuate: 'I want to know if we're safe'
Stouts Fire photos by Amy Nathanson via Umpqua NF

Residents forced to evacuate last week in the face of the Stouts Fire were allowed to return to their homes on Sunday.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office on Sunday morning said residents of Upper Cow Creek Road who were on a Level Three GO! evacuation can return to their homes.

The area remains under a Level Two SET evacuation notice. Level Two indicates there is still significant danger to your area, and residents should be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice, the sheriff's office said.

Lightning sparks new wildfires in Douglas County

Lightning sparks new wildfires in Douglas County

Lightning sparked more than a dozen new fires on the Umpqua Natonal Forest on Saturday.

SUV, commercial truck involved in crash on I-5

SUV, commercial truck involved in crash on I-5
One person was taken to the hospital after a crash involving an SUV and a commercial truck on Interstate 5 near Creswell on Monday, August 3, 2015.

One person was taken to the hospital after a crash involving an SUV and a commercial truck on Interstate 5 near Creswell on Monday, August 3, 2015.

Corvallis Police: Man took off pants, tried to enter home

Corvallis Police: Man took off pants, tried to enter home
Police arrested 25-year-old Hyun Jae Kim of Corvallis on one count of Trespass in the Second Degree, one count of Disorderly Conduct and two arrest warrants out of Benton County for Burglary and Theft. He was transported to the Benton County Jail and lodged on $561,000 bail.

The 911 caller told police a stranger had knocked at her front door and tried to turn the knob Saturday morning. Then the man took off his pants and underwear, the caller told police.

Oregon State Fair looking to hire 400 temp employees

Oregon State Fair looking to hire 400 temp employees
The Oregon State Fair (Photo courtesy Flickr user CMG0220/creative commons)

Officials with the Oregon State Fair are holding a recruitment event this Tuesday in hopes of hiring between 300 and 400 temporary employees.