News Stories Jun. 11, 2018

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have extended for two more weeks a limited no-drink advisory for tap water in Oregon’s capital city. Salem has been dealing with a toxic algae bloom in an area reservoir since May 29, reissuing a warning on June 2 that will now extend through most of the month.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Adley Rutschman hit a two-out, two-RBI single in the ninth inning to lead No. 3 national seed Oregon State to a 6-3 win in the second game of the NCAA Tournament super regional Saturday. The win sends the Beavers (49-10-1) to Omaha for the College World Series for the second straight season and the seventh time in school history. Oregon State, which will face North Carolina in their first game in Omaha, won back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007.

The Muckleshoot gold Cup Indian Relay Races were held over the weekend. Abrahamson Relay from Omak, WA won the Championship Race at Emerald Downs in Auburn, WA on Sunday.

The FBI has announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to a 30-year-old man who disappeared in the Madras area nearly three years ago. A “missing person” wanted poster was placed online and in social media by the FBI on Thursday for Antonio Rafael Madrigal. He last was seen in the Madras area in July of 2015, the agency said. The Oregon office of the FBI and the Warm Springs Safe Trails Task Force are seeking the public’s help in finding Madrigal. Anyone with information about Madrigal is urged to contact their local FBI office.

All signs are pointing to a hot, dry and dangerous summer in Oregon. On the heels of last year’s wildfire-filled season — and a historically dry spring this year — meteorologists are projecting more dry and hot weather across the Beaver State. Water shortage, low streamflow and favorable conditions for wildfire are just a few of the issues expected to arrive in coming months, according to multiple agencies. Four Oregon counties are already in drought, and the vast majority of the state already is classified as “abnormally dry,” according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

It’s Men’s Health Month and doctors have a request for men: Get a checkup from your primary care physician. There are a whole host of things men should keep their doctors up to date on, including weight, diet, blood pressure, and smoking and drinking habits. Primary care doctors also are good resources for talking about such issues as depression.  Depression is a major public health issue. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates across the country have increased by more than 25 percent since 1999.  Men older than 50 should be screened for colon cancer. They have a few options – they can get a colonoscopy once every ten years, or do an at-home ‘FIT kit’ test once a year.