Massive smoke cloud from Willamette NF wildfire

After a fairly calm few weeks on the wildfire front for Central Oregon, thousands of residents were alarmed to see a massive cloud of smoke blowing into the region late Wednesday -- but as it turns out, it was from the Deception Fire burning fiercely about 70 miles to the southwest on the Willamette National Forest.

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On this day: January 2

POSTED: 6:45 PM PST January 1, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST January 1, 2014 

The Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial begins, the Jets give Namath a record contract, Nixon lowers the nation's maximum speed limit to 55, and oil tops $100 a barrel for the first time, all on this day.

OTD January 2 - Georgia
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1788: Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution.

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