California Suffering Exceptional Drought

(CNN) — The Golden State is dry. According to a study from NASA, California needs roughly 11 trillion gallons of rain to survive its extreme drought. That’s enough water to fill 17 million Olympic swimming pools. Officials say the situation is so dire, the flooding that struck the state earlier this year barely made a … Continue reading »

Woman Sentenced for Albany Bomb Threat

ALBANY, Ore. — In Albany, a woman will spend more than three years in prison for threatening to blow up Albany elementary schools. Jenelle Robyn Pinkston, 47, admitted she called in two bomb threats to Waverly and Periwinkle elementary schools last year. Prosecutors recommended a shorter sentence, but Pinkston asked for 37 months so she’d … Continue reading »

Mt. Shasta Announces Season Open

MT. SHASTA, Calif. — Mt. Shasta Ski Park has announced their season opening following the recent snow across the area. The park plans to begin operating this upcoming Saturday, Dec. 20 at 8 a.m. Lifts will run from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Officials say three lifts will be running and 13 groomed trails will … Continue reading »

Sony Hack Attack: Terrorist Threat

(CNN) — Hackers claiming to be the same group that’s stolen data from Sony Pictures took a potentially violent turn towards terrorism. Along with a document dump that’s described as a Christmas gift, a group delivered a warning to people planning to see the movie The Interview. The film is about two hapless journalists recruited … Continue reading »

Oregon Employment At All Time High

EUGENE, Ore. – Seasonally adjusted payroll employment in Oregon jumped to a record level of 1,740,800, marking the most number of workers ever employed in the state. The addition of 11,200 jobs in November means the number of working Oregonians is now 3,000 more than the prior peak reached in December of 2007. November also … Continue reading »

Shipping Intensifies Ahead of Holidays

MEDFORD, Ore. – Packages, envelopes and letters are flying out the doors of mail distribution centers across the U.S. in advance of the Christmas deadline. Postal carriers are expecting Monday to be the busiest shipping day of the entire year. After storms slowed down the process last year and some deliveries did not make it … Continue reading »

Protest Against Police Brutality

OAKLAND, Calif. (CNN) — Protesters have blocked a crucial intersection in Oakland, California near the city’s police headquarters. They are demanding an end to police killings of unarmed black people. The demonstrators have linked themselves together using chains. Another group of people have chained themselves to the doors of the police station. Several entrances to … Continue reading »

Police Arrest Second Shooting Suspect

(KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police said they arrested second man in connection with Friday’s shooting outside an alternative high school. Marquel Dugas, 18, was arrested Saturday on a probation violation. Police believe he was one of three men involved in the shooting near Rosemary Anderson High School, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson. Investigators are … Continue reading »

Local Woman Overcomes Tragedy

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A Central Point woman will have to rebuild her home after a 50-year-old, 100 foot tree fell into her living room during Thursday’s storm, but that’s just the beginning of a remarkable story of resolve. “One way or another we’ll get through it we don’t have much of a choice anyway … Continue reading »

Portland Shooting Suspect Arrested

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland say they have arrested a suspect in the shooting outside an alternative high school. Authorities say they stopped a vehicle around 1:30 a.m. Saturday at North Interstate Avenue and Going Street and arrested a 22-year-old man. A handgun was found in the vehicle. Police were searching an apartment … Continue reading »

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