On Tuesday July 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm, 47-year-old highway worker Gregory A. Priest of Salem was struck and killed by a drunk driver. Priest was on foot, placing construction warning signs on South New Era Road near South Haines Road, north of Canby when he was run down by 40-year-old Bruce Dancer, of Aurora….

The Oregonian reported today that the new TriMet buses are equipped with on-board microphones.  According to TriMet spokesperson Mary Fetsch, audio recording came standard on all 55 of the new 3000 series buses.  The audio recording system will complement the six video cameras on the new buses.  While older TriMet buses had the ability to…

A new memorial for Oregon and Washington murder victims has been donated to Oregon City’s Mountain View Cemetery. The Greater Portland Area Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children donated the memorial, which features the names of 390 murder victims carved into the granite walls. “It will be a beautiful place for anyone who has lost…

Who is responsible for the death of the 11-year-old girl who fell out of the window of a bus full of teenage partygoers last Saturday? Is it the driver of the bus who was not licensed to drive more than 16 people on the bus? Is it the owner of the company who employed the…

According to preliminary government data released on Monday, national automobile related deaths declined again last year, reaching an all-time low when compared to miles driven since such record- keeping began in 1921. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s early estimate of 2011 traffic fatalities indicated that there were 32,310 deaths in motor vehicle crashes last…