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Eagle Creek Fire seen from across Columbia River in WA (Big Tree Images, Hood River County)
Eagle Creek Fire seen from across Columbia River in WA (Big Tree Images, Hood River County)
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15-Year-Old Teen Facing Five Counts in Oregon Eagle Creek Fire

The Eagle Creek Fire in Oregon was one of the biggest this fire season, and has consumed 48,000-plus acres since it was first discovered September 2nd. The fire in the Columbia River Gorge near Cascade Locks is 50% contained, but not expected to grow, and suppression mop up efforts continue.

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Now, Oregon is hand-free too (Getty Images)
Now, Oregon is hand-free too (Getty Images)
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Oregon, Now It’s YOUR Turn to Go Hands Free! Have Fun With That

Officially it's known as Oregon HB 2597. To drivers, it now means in Oregon you can only use a hands-free device while operating a motor vehicle in ANY fashion.

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Japanese dock being removed that washed up after tsunami (Oregon Department of Wildlife)
Japanese dock being removed that washed up after tsunami (Oregon Department of Wildlife)
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Five Years After Japanese Tsunami, Hundreds of ‘Alien’ Creatures On Our NW Shores

You remember the massive Japanese tsunami in 2011 that not only wreaked devastation on the Fukishima nuclear plant, but also created a tidal wave that killed or injured many people. It also sent a huge ripple of water towards the East, the U.S. Pacific coast.

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What's left of minivan after head on collision with semi on I-84 (Oregon State Patrol)
What's left of minivan after head on collision with semi on I-84 (Oregon State Patrol)
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Wrong Way Driver Dies in Horrific Accident On I-84

From the picture supplied by the Oregon State Patrol, it's easy to see there is little left of the minivan, after it collided head-on with a semi last night on I-84 just West of Boardman.

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Low numbers of voter fraud, but cases will still be examined and sent to prosecutors (Getty Images)
Low numbers of voter fraud, but cases will still be examined and sent to prosecutors (Getty Images)
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WA, OR Voter Fraud Not Widespread, But Cases Referred to Prosecutors

So far, 46 cases in Oregon and 74 in Washington state have been referred to county prosecutors, for possible charges.

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Fire suspect Wilson (Oregon State Police)
Fire suspect Wilson (Oregon State Police)
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Car Thief Arrested in Connection With 4 BIG Oregon Wildfires!!

A Salt Lake City man is in custody for not only being in possession of a stolen vehicle, but also accused of arson, for setting at a least four brush fires in Oregon. One of them grew into the well-known McKay Fire near LaPine. It torched nearly 1,300 acres.

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Fiesta Foods theft suspect (Umatilla County Sheriff's Office)
Fiesta Foods theft suspect (Umatilla County Sheriff's Office)
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Man Who Stole $10K Worth of Checks From Fiesta Foods Busted

Because he was wearing the same clothes as a thief seen in surveillance video, a Dalles, OR man is behind bars after a traffic stop.

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Some people willing to pay $80K for very special mountain top view of eclipse (Getty Images)
Some people willing to pay $80K for very special mountain top view of eclipse (Getty Images)
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Would YOU Pay $80,000 to Watch The Eclipse Monday? 7 People Did!

According to information released by PEMCO Insurance and MyNorthwest.com, Monday's solar eclipse will be the first one to be seen across the entire U.S. since 1917.

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Well, the guy was naked but not covered in fur like this Sasquatch  (Getty Images)
Well, the guy was naked but not covered in fur like this Sasquatch (Getty Images)
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Oregon Man Claiming to Be Sasquatch Has Assault Conviction Overturned

The 2013 conviction of a man who attacked a hunter in the Oregon mountains has been overturned by an appeals court, on the grounds that the man had a 'break' from reality.

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Oregon car covered in slime after wreck with eel truck (Oregon State Patrol)
Oregon car covered in slime after wreck with eel truck (Oregon State Patrol)
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REAL Slime From Eels Spilled on Oregon Highway

Oregon officials are facing a gooey cleanup, and some folks in Korea are going to be hungry.

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