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Special Olympics Oregon Fall Regional Games Held Statewide

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - soor logo Several communities throughout Oregon will once again host Special Olympics Oregon Fall Regional Games on consecutive weekends in Late October and November. More than 2,000 athletes will compete in one of 10 competitions in seven cities. Hundreds of coaches, volunteers and families will join in to support competitors.

The Fall Regional Games, presented by Les Schwab Tire Centers, officially begins Sunday, October 31 with a bowling competition at Lakeshore Lanes in Albany. Regional competitions continue the following weekend with Corvallis hosting aquatics on Saturday, November 6 and soccer and volleyball on Sunday, November 7. Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham will also host aquatics on November 7. November 13 & 14 will conclude the fall season with bowling competitions in Beaverton, Bend, Hermiston, Medford and Portland.

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More Oregon Guard Soldiers Will Head for Iraq

A mobilization order is still needed to establish specific time frames and location of duty.

(SALEM, Ore.) - M1A2 Abrams tank The Department of Defense has alerted more than 3,500 Citizen Soldiers of the Army National Guard's 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team for possible mobilization affecting the 3-116 Cavalry in Eastern Oregon.

The Cavalry Brigade is scheduled to be comprised of approximately 800 Oregon Guard members with the remainder being from Idaho and Montana. Supporting the 3-116 is F/145 with detachments throughout Eastern Oregon. The 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in Idaho, will be commanded by Col. Guy Thomas, and is the largest Idaho National Guard unit.

Read Full Article (Apr-22-2008 09:51)

Idaho Man Dies in Unusual Traffic Crash Near Hermiston

Police say the victim, a 72-year old male, suddenly awoke and grabbed the steering wheel, causing the truck to crash.

(HERMISTON, Ore.) - A Kellogg, Idaho man riding as a passenger in a pickup died Monday afternoon in an unusual crash in which investigators believe he played a contributing role in the pickup losing control on Interstate 84 about four miles west of the Interstate 82 interchange.

Oregon State Police Sergeant Allan Muhs says it happened Monday at approximately 3:00 PM, as the 2000 Ford Ranger pickup driven by 45-year old Janie Lowrain Mechaud of Kellogg, Idaho was eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 175.

Read Full Article (Feb-24-2008 18:55)

Two Hurt in Serious Motorcycle Crash Near Hermiston

The car driver was cited for Disobeying a Traffic Control Device - Stop Sign and for Failure to Yield.

(HERMISTON, Ore.) - Crashed motorcycle near Hermiston, Oregon 2-24-08 Police say two people on a motorcycle were seriously injured Saturday evening when their bike collided with a car that had failed to yield at the intersection of Punkin Center Road and Highway 207 northeast of Hermiston.

According to Oregon State Police Sergeant Allan Muhs, a 2001 Chevrolet Impala four-door driven by 43-year old Olivia De La Cruz Ramos from Hermiston, was eastbound on Punkin Center Road and had stopped at the stop sign at the intersection with Highway 207.

Read Full Article (Feb-09-2008 14:43)

Prineville Man Arrested on 164 Sex Offense Counts in Continuing Investigation

Oregon State Police believe there may be other victims who have not contacted police.

(PRINEVILLE, Ore.) - 48-year old Brad William Hill Oregon State Police arrested a Prineville man Friday who reportedly has been involved with numerous youth sports programs and the Crook County Chapter of the Boys & Girls Club of Central Oregon.

Read Full Article (Feb-02-2008 20:28)

Family Injured in Fatigue Related Crash

Serious Injury Crash - Interstate 82 in Umatilla area

(HERMISTON, Ore.) - Photo of crashed truck near Hermiston, Oregon, 2-2-08 One person was seriously injured and three others received minor injuries in a fatigue-related crash when their pickup lost control, crossed Interstate 82 and fell nearly 30 feet onto Highway 730.

Oregon State Police Sergeant Allan Muhs says that Friday, a 2003 Chevrolet four-door pickup driven by 40-year old Vaughn L. Moser of Hermiston, was approaching a sweeping right curve southbound on Interstate 82 just south of the Columbia River Bridge near exit 1 when he reportedly fell asleep while traveling 65 - 70 mph with cruise control on.

Read Full Article (Jan-16-2008 23:08)

Police Report Serious Injury Crash - Highway 395 north of Hermiston

Oregon State Police troopers from the Hermiston work site are continuing the investigation.

(HERMISTON, Ore.) - Crash scene near Hermiston, Oregon, 1-16-08 Police say a 15-year old Hermiston girl was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when she was ejected from the pickup she was driving as she attempted to cross Highway 395. Her vehicle was struck by a van about two miles north of Hermiston.

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