September 2013

Western Washington Hit With Tornado

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th September Newstornadoweather
The National Weather Service confirms the winds that damaged industrial buildings in western Washington, including a Boeing factory, were a tornado. Meteorologist Johnny Burg says a team from the Weather Service office in Seattle went to the scene Monday and certified the tornado, based on eyewitness accounts. The tornado at 7:20 a.m.Read More »

Monday Midday Headlines

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers are playing host to Tampa Bay this evening in the American League play-in game. The winner advances to the Wild Card game this Wednesday night in Cleveland against the Indians.Read More »

Ducks' Thomas Unsure of His Return

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th September Sportscollege footballDeAnthony ThomasOregon Ducks
Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas is being straightforward about hurting his right ankle on the opening kickoff against California. While second-ranked Oregon's coaches never talk about injuries, Thomas was frank about his situation even though he didn't have an exact diagnosis.Read More »

Rainfall Sets Records In Parts of Oregon

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th September Newsrain
A big storm on the last weekend of the month helped make for the wettest September on record in many parts of Oregon. The National Weather Service reports the 6.21 inches recorded through Sunday in downtown Portland was the most since record-keeping began in 1872. The previous record was 5.52 inches in September 1927.Read More »

Heavy Rain May Mean Soggy Harvest Of Grapes

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th September Newsagriculturegrapesweather
Heavy rains may make for a soggy harvest in Oregon's wine country. In the southern Willamette Valley, for instance, the Eugene Register-Guard reports ( ) that with heavy precipitation the past two weeks, September rainfall is more than four times the local average. That threatens grapes with mildew, rot, dilution and splitting. Cold days and nights sRead More »

Senate Seeks To Reverse Law On Engineered Crops

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th September NewsGMOUS Congress
The Senate is seeking to reverse a controversial law that allows farmers to harvest genetically modified crops even when the crops are caught up in legal battles. The law was passed as part of a spending bill earlier this year and has become a flashpoint in the national debate over genetically engineered foods. It would expire at the end of the federal budget year, on Monday, andRead More »

From Humble Beginning, Mariano Rivera Emerges For Legendary Baseball Career

Herb Raybourn first came across Mariano Rivera in 1988, when he scouted a youth tournament in Panama and saw a slim 17-year-old playing shortstop. Raybourn wasn't interested at all. "I didn't think he would be able to hit in the big leagues, as far as the long ball," he recalled last week.Read More »

Girlfriend of Aaron Hernandez Faces Perjury Charge

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th September SportsAaron Hernandezmurder investigationNFL
The girlfriend of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a perjury charge in connection with the killing of his friend. A Massachusetts prosecutor said Friday that a grand jury indicted Shayanna Jenkins on a single count in relation to the investigation into the June 17 killing of the friend, Odin Lloyd.Read More »

Oregon Timber Payment Money Expected In Early 2014

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th September Newsfederal timber payments
Oregon counties could see checks early next year from a one-year extension of federal timber payments. President Barack Obama is expected to sign a bill to maintain a federal helium reserve, a move aimed at avoiding a worldwide shortage of a gas used in industrial processes. The extension of aid to timber-dependent counties was added in Oregon Sen.Read More »


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