News RSS Feed | KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2 http://kobi5.com Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:00:07 -0800 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb OSP says woman dies in crash following police pursuit http://kobi5.com/news/item/osp-says-woman-dies-in-crash-following-police-pursuit.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/osp-says-woman-dies-in-crash-following-police-pursuit.html OSP says woman dies in crash following police pursuit

Mt. Angel, Ore. -- Oregon State Police and the Marion County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of a woman, after the vehicle she was riding in crashed following a police pursuit.

OSP says an officer attempted to stop the truck at around 6:00 p.m. Monday, near South Main and May Streets in Mt. Angel.

They say the driver, 17-year-old Drake Carson, attempted to elude and drove onto Howell Prairie Road, where the truck crashed about one mile north of Saratoga Drive.

There were two passengers in the vehicle. The front passenger was transported to a Salem area hospital with serious injuries. The rear seat passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Carson fled immediately after the crash. Police are looking for him and are asking anyone with information as to his whereabouts to contact the OSP Northern Command Center at (503) 375-3555.

(Picture courtesy OSP)

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:04:17 -0800
Washington mom stabs kids http://kobi5.com/news/item/washington-mom-stabs-kids.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/washington-mom-stabs-kids.html Washington mom stabs kids

Olympia, Wash. -- (KING)  An Olympia, Washington mother has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after allegedly attacking her three young children with a knife.

29-year-old Christina Booth was arrested early Saturday after her husband found the children bleeding from their necks and called 911.

Paramedics arrived to find 6-month-old twins and a 2-year-old with life-threatening injuries.

"I think it's surreal," said Tammy Ramsey, who lives right across the street, "you have biases about who you think might do this to children and this family doesn't fit that bias."

Police say the father was in a different part of the house during the attack.

"We've released him from our station, he voluntarily came down there, I don't have any reason to believe at this point that he was involved with this," said Lt. Jim Costa, a detective with the Olympia police dept.

In the quiet subdivision, built just a few years ago, neighbors were stunned to see all so much police activity on a Sunday morning.

"She's such a sweet lady, really, really nice, and I would've never guessed that anything like that could happen," said Erik Felch, a neighbor.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:53:23 -0800
Klamath National Forest to discuss recovery efforts from wildfires http://kobi5.com/news/item/klamath-national-forest-to-discuss-recovery-efforts-from-wildfires.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/klamath-national-forest-to-discuss-recovery-efforts-from-wildfires.html

YREKA, CAL. --  The Klamath National Forest announced Saturday that they will host several community forums about the restoration process of burned areas in wildfires.

Officials will begin to hold a series of community open houses on Friday to talk about the Westside Fire Recovery Project.

The project focuses are areas burned last year including the Beaver Fire and Happy Camp Complex Fire.

The main objectives are to reduce safety hazards, getting the maximum economic value from burned trees, and increasing restorations efforts.

Below is a list of all the open house meetings:

Yreka– Friday, January 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Klamath National Forest Headquarters Office.

Scott Valley- Saturday, January 31 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Fort Jones Community Hall.

Klamath River- Tuesday, February 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Community Center.

Happy Camp- Wednesday, February 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Karuk Senior Nutrition Center.

Scott Bar- Thursday, February 5 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Community Hall.

Sawyers Bar- Friday, February 6 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Salmon River Restoration Council.

Seiad– Friday, February 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Seiad Fire Hall.

 

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:35:04 -0800
Police in Weed investigating shooting http://kobi5.com/news/item/police-in-weed-investigating-shooting.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/police-in-weed-investigating-shooting.html Police in Weed investigating shooting

Weed, Calif. --- Police in Weed are investigating a shooting that happened on Wednesday.

Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of an injured male at a pilot gas station. Upon arrival they found the man sitting in a car with what was initially thought to be a cut from a broken window, but after being taken to the hospital it was discovered to be a gunshot wound.

Weed police are investigating and no other information is being released at this time.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:05:37 -0800
Sea lion invasion http://kobi5.com/news/item/california-sea-lions-taking-over-dock-on-oregon-s-coast.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/california-sea-lions-taking-over-dock-on-oregon-s-coast.html Sea lion invasion

Ore. -- (KGW) Oregon's Port of Astoria and its neighbors are up in arms over another invasion of sea lions on the docks.

Two hundred animals, mainly California sea lions, haul out on the docks day and night.

They arrived here near the mouth of the Columbia River, following a huge smelt run up the river.

Biologists say they'll stay, gorging on the fish and will likely continue the feast when the Chinook salmon arrive in the spring.

It's a problem that cropped up four years ago and the Port Operations Manager says it's stopping progress.

Matt McGrath, "This has been designed to hold 2,000 boats in this section, so we really can't develop this anymore until we get this problem solved."

McGrath says the sea lion population swells upwards of 2,000 in the spring and costs the port $35,000 dollars a year in lost boat fees.

The port has tried to find a solution, but all has failed, so far, the sea lions in Astoria are having the last bark.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:30:38 -0800
Southwest Airlines donates leather seats to Looptworks http://kobi5.com/news/item/southwest-airlines-donates-leather-seats-to-l.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/southwest-airlines-donates-leather-seats-to-l.html Southwest Airlines donates leather seats to Looptworks

Portland, Ore. --- Southwest Airlines wanted to lighten its load, so it took its leather seat covers and turned them over to a company in Portland, Oregon.

Airplanes carry a lot of people, to a lot of different places; Southwest Airlines' seats though, have one more journey.

Looptworks is the company in charge of turning 40 acres of leather into limited edition bags from those southwest seat covers.

The self-proclaimed environmentally responsible company says it uses excess leather that's already out there, saving thousands of gallons of water and cutting carbon emissions.

Southwest's purpose is to replace those seat covers with a lighter material to save on fuel, this, as leather prices climb due to cattle shortages across the country.

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:28:08 -0800
Man diagnosed with measles in Lane County http://kobi5.com/news/item/man-diagnosed-with-measles-in-lane-county.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/man-diagnosed-with-measles-in-lane-county.html Man diagnosed with measles in Lane County

Springfield, Ore. -- Public Health Officials say there is a confirmed case of measles in Lane County.

Our NBC affiliate in Springfield, near Eugene, reports the man's diagnosis may be linked to an outbreak of the disease in Southern California at Disneyland.

Lane County Public Health says the man was in contact with large groups of people prior to his diagnosis and that this is the first confirmed case of measles in Lane County in 8 years.

The Centers for Disease control says the United States experienced a record number of measles cases during 2014, with 644 cases from 27 states.

The CDC says that this is the greatest number of cases since measles elimination was documented in the U.S. in 2000. It also reports that the majority of the people who got measles were not vaccinated.

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:18:22 -0800
Man vs. bull http://kobi5.com/news/item/man-vs-bull.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/man-vs-bull.html Man vs. bull

Cornelius, Ore. --- (KGW)  A Cornelius, Oregon man suffered bruised ribs after a bull ran him down and knocked him to the ground.

"Right now it's honestly a struggle to keep upright," said Morgan White.

White had just stepped outside of his home when he spotted the beast of an animal.

"It was disoriented," said White. "We locked eyes."

Thinking his best option was to look big and scary, White flailed his arms. The bull did not flinch. It charged White and knocked him to the asphalt.

"It felt like a freight train had hit me," said White. "Everything went black for a second."

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:29:12 -0800
"Oregon Trail" game returns http://kobi5.com/news/item/oregon-trail-returns.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/oregon-trail-returns.html

(KGW)  The 1980's era computer game "Oregon Trail" is back, and some in the state believe that could lead to big tourism money for Oregon.

The game, famous for dysentery, broken bones and other ills that "befell" its players, is available again online and has seen a huge resurgence in popularity.

Directors at the Oregon Historical Society say the game has visitors clamoring for a covered wagon fix, and they're not the only ones cashing in.

The staff at Travel Oregon says these days anything that sparks interest among millenial means big money for the Pacific Northwest.

Source: http://bit.ly/1Ajxmcd

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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:06:23 -0800
'It was her time': Brittany Maynard's husband on letting her go http://kobi5.com/news/item/it-was-her-time-brittany-maynard-s-husband-on-letting-her-go.html http://kobi5.com/news/item/it-was-her-time-brittany-maynard-s-husband-on-letting-her-go.html 'It was her time': Brittany Maynard's husband on letting her go

Portland, Ore. --- (Today) On her final day, Brittany Maynard did her favorite thing. She strolled outside with her husband, her family, a friend, and a dog. Then, she returned home to die, her husband, Dan Diaz, told Meredith Vieira for NBC News in an interview that will air Wednesday. 

"We got back to the house and she just knew that it was her time," Diaz said. 

She knew, Diaz, added, because Maynard, 29, had experienced yet another seizure that same morning, Nov. 1 — the day Maynard had publicly revealed, weeks earlier, that she planned to end her own life to prevent her terminal brain cancer from running its course.

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:10:27 -0800