Governor Declares State of Emergency

MEDFORD, Ore. — A state of emergency has been verbally declared in Oregon by Governor Kitzhaber due to the severe fire season. The governor’s office says the emergency declaration enables the Oregon National Guard to mobilize resources on an as-needed basis to assist fire crews in the state. While no large wildfires are currently burning … Continue reading »

Soldiers Prep for Deployment Ceremony

ASHLAND, Ore. — About 300 soldiers of the 186th Infantry in Southern Oregon will attend a deployment ceremony on Friday before leaving for Fort Hood in Texas on Saturday. On Thursday, preparations for the ceremony were under way after the soldiers just returned from their annual training. The troops will spend 60 days at Fort … Continue reading »

Former Stepmom Seeks Name Change

MEDFORD, Ore. — Court documents show Terri Horman is trying to change her name. Kyron Horman’s former stepmom wants to go by Clair Sullivan. Terri Horman has been the focus of a police investigation into Kyron’s disappearance and also the target of social media scrutiny. A search on Facebook for her shows multiple pages up … Continue reading »

Linn County Fair Begins

ALBANY, Ore. — The Linn County Fair is back in full swing this week with all the favorites. It kicked off Wednesday afternoon in Albany with carnival rides, fair food and entertainment. You can even “take a walk on the wild side” and meet a baby tiger and other animals. Organizers say there is something … Continue reading »

Oregon Police Search for Murder Suspect

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore.– Oregon State Police are actively searching for a murder suspect in a wooded area of Josephine County Wednesday. OSP said Daniel Martinson has a felony warrant out for a murder in Cave Junction last November. They said they believe he stabbed Arron Clouser in the back several times and left him to … Continue reading »

Man Wants California Split into 6 States

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNN) — A California man is leading an effort to split California into six separate states. Tim Draper submitted 44,000 signatures Tuesday to have the measure placed on a ballot. Draper says the state is too large and too diverse to have one government. His vision is for California to be six states … Continue reading »

California Okays Fines for Wasting Water

(CNN) — California is cracking down on water wasters during the severe drought. Lawmakers approved a new set of emergency rules Tuesday. Anyone repeatedly caught wasting water on landscaping, car washing, hosing down sidewalks could face fines of up to $500 a day. Local law enforcement will enforce the fines. Water used tied to public … Continue reading »

Comcast Customer Call Goes Viral

SAN FRANCISCO — “We’d like to disconnect please,” said Comcast customer Ryan Block over the phone. “Okay. So why is it you don’t want the faster speed?” said a Comcast employee. All Ryan Block wanted was to cancel his Comcast Internet and cable subscription. But the Comcast guy wasn’t going to have it. “I’m just … Continue reading »

67 Giant Snails Seized at LAX

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted some interesting cargo at LAX–67 live snails! The snails arrived from Nigeria, bound for San Dimas, California. Accompanying paperwork indicated they were for human consumption. However, a team of entomologists identified them as Giant African Snails, an extremely invasive species. They’re one of the world’s largest … Continue reading »

Minimum Wage Hike Approved in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Supporters of a minimum wage hike in San Diego packed city hall Monday night. Council members bypassed the voters and approved minimum wage increase starting at $9.75 next year to $11.50 by 2017 including five earned sick days. “Not making enough money working both jobs, I’m struggling and I have to live … Continue reading »

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