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Man drowns at Nehalem Bay State Park after being swept out by rip current

By Samantha Swindler | The Oregonian/OregonLive A swimmer died at Nehalem Bay State Park Friday evening after being swept out to sea by a rip current. According to the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Volodymyr Kravchenko, 38, from Vancouver, Washington, drowned at around 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2. He was camping with family at the park on […]

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2,500 Cash Reward offered in U.S. Marshals search for wanted Oregon man

by KATU Staff Tuesday, July 23rd 2019  PORTLAND, Ore. – A 34-year-old Oregon man is wanted for violating his probation, and the U.S. Marshals Service of Oregon is asking for the public’s help in finding him. According to Crime Stoppers of Oregon, Eric Floyd Oelkers has a federal probation violation warrant tied to a previous conviction […]

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EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI PREPAREDNESS

Tip of the Week for July 22 from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon Previously, we’ve covered ways you can prepare your family in case of disasters. This week we want to help you be prepared for two specific disasters that can occur on the Oregon Coast. Prepare for the Next Quake or Tsunami. Some people think […]

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Earthquake rattles Washington state, followed by aftershock

Associated Press Published 4:00 AM PST Jul 12, 2019 The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake has rattled the Three Lakes area of Washington state. That was followed minutes later by a 3.5 magnitude aftershock near the city of Monroe, some 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Seattle. The initial temblor was recorded […]

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Cannon Beach Health advisory issued for higher-than-normal fecal bacteria levels

by KATU News Tuesday, June 18th 2019 CANNON BEACH, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority issued a public health advisory Tuesday after discovering higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in the ocean waters at Cannon Beach. Health officials say the bacteria can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Anyone visiting […]