Albany Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

ALBANY, Ore. — Albany police say they found more than just a wanted person when they served a search warrant at a woman’s home Thursday night. Stacey Banta, 47, is facing charges of meth possession and delivery. Police say when they went to the home in the 2900 block of Southeast 21st Avenue, they found … Continue reading »

California’s Drought Worries Residents

SAN JOAQUIN, Calif. (CNN) — The wells in San Joaquin’s city yard are always pumping, digging far into the earth, supplying this community of 4,000 people with the natural resource they so desperately need. “For the last five years, water has been a dominant issue for us,” said Ruby Dhaliwal, Mayor of San Joaquin. Mayor … Continue reading »

Woman Dies in Lebanon Wreck

LEBANON, Ore. — A 75-year-old woman has died after a crash in Lebanon Tuesday night. It happened at about 7:45 p.m. at the intersection of East Oak Street and South Williams Street. Police say Florence Townsend left the road, hitting a tree and a telephone pole. Police say she was having medical problems and was … Continue reading »

2,000 Snow Geese Drop Dead from Sky

MUD LAKE, Idaho (CNN) — Officials in eastern Idaho have retrieved the remains of 2,000 snow geese that fell from the sky. The state Department of Fish and Game says the birds appeared to have died from avian cholera. Officials are now working to make sure other birds don’t pick up the disease. “The important … Continue reading »

Threat at Lebanon High School

LEBANON, Ore. —   A social media threat saying there would be violence at Lebanon High School put the campus on a lockout Tuesday morning. The Lebanon School District says it got a report from someone about a threat on a new phone app called Burnbook. The district says the threat was about someone coming … Continue reading »

Lebanon Police Respond to Online Threat

LEBANON, Ore. — There is a strong police presence at Lebanon High School Tuesday after someone posted a violent threat on social media, the Lebanon Police Department said. Police say someone left an anonymous post on the social media app Burnbook, which made a reference to potential violence at the school. Lebanon police said they … Continue reading »

Man Accused of Accidentally Firing Rifle

ALBANY, Ore. — Albany Police arrested a man last week after they say he accidentally fired his rifle into his neighbor’s bedroom. Police say 32-year-old Adan Martinez-Perez was in his backyard in the 1900 block of SE Main Street in Albany on Thursday, where he was cleaning his gun. Police say his rifle accidentally went … Continue reading »

Heat Causes Medical Problems at Marathon

LOS ANGELES (CNN) — The heat was too much for some runners at the LA Marathon Sunday. KABC reports 185 people were treated for injuries, most related to heat. Thirty-six people were taken to hospitals, including a man who had a heart attack. The temperature at the start of the 26-mile race was 71 degrees … Continue reading »

Officer Person of Interest in Death

POMONA, Calif. (CNN) — Los Angeles-area police want to question one of their own in connection with a deadly shooting, but they can’t find him. Authorities say rookie Officer Henry Solis has been missing since police identified him as a person of interest in the death of 23-year-old Salome Rodriguez, Jr. Police found the victim … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Join to Protect Seniors

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. —    Central Point and Medford fire districts joined forces today to practice tactics for protecting senior citizens. Fire crews need special 100-foot ladders to get into multi-story buildings. That includes many senior living communities here in the Rogue Valley. Today, Central Point shared their knowledge of the Twin Creeks Senior Living Community. … Continue reading »

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