Now that temps are dropping, and more heat is needed in homes, a variety of experts and fire safety officials are saying don't plug space heaters or others into power strips. Otherwise, they will look like this picture, courtesy of the Umatilla County Fire District 1.
Probably 10 years, even five years ago, this was not as a big a problem as it is today. In fact, nobody really knew what a "porch pirate" was until now. Here's how to prevent them from getting your deliveries.
Texas has begun to put in motion a new law that requires school buses to be fitted with shoulder-lap belts for school buses. This move came after a fatal crash that killed a student in 2006, another in 2007 and two in 2015.
School will be starting the final week of August all over the Mid-Columbia, and it's time to refresh those rules for how to driver near, and stop for, school buses. Some are very different, but others are the same.
We've seen some recent stories about predators and criminals who've preyed upon not only adults, but children in our area. The recent huge pedophile sting, Net Nanny, that busted 26 would-be sex offenders, is an example. Police say similar operations all over the country are grabbing adults who seek…