Truck Carrying Wine Bottles Crashes

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Drivers along I-5 southbound at mile post 44 north of Gold Hill will be moving through just a single lane Friday. That’s because a truck carrying 50,000 empty glass wine bottles crashed early Friday morning. ODOT representatives say all of the glass bottles have to be removed from the trailer before … Continue reading »

Festival Announces Boise Show

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — Organizers of the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival made a big announcement Thursday. Next year Boise, Idaho will be added to the lineup, the same weekend as Cape Blanco, July 31st through Aug. 2. Seventy percent of attendees in Brownsville come from Portland and Washington, but organizers say they draw from the … Continue reading »

Campers Arrive for BMWCMF

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — It’s move-in day at the festival Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival. Shortly before noon, thousands of campers began the slow methodical journey down Highway 228, pulling into the camp east of town. Camping spots are sold out. That’s because many of the people there Thursday have been preparing for this week since … Continue reading »

Structural Protection in Place for Homes

Near SHADY COVE, Ore. — The State Fire Marshall’s Office and local fire districts are working together to protect about 135 threatened structures in the evacuation zone of the Rogue River Drive Fire. The area is roughly a six mile stretch of Rogue River Drive. Units are doing house visits today, meeting face to face … Continue reading »

Man Drowns at Lake of the Woods

LAKE OF THE WOODS, Ore. — Timothy Donnavan Coleman, 25, drowned at Lake of the Woods near the Sunset campground on August 6, officials said. He was there with some friends from Ashland and at about 7:30 p.m. Emergency dispatch was called as Coleman was struggling in the lake and yelling for help. Coleman went … Continue reading »

Garbage Truck Crashes near Eddyville

EDDYVILLE, Ore. — Highway 20 near Eddyville was down to one lane for most of the day as crews cleared the wreckage from a crash. Police say at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, a truck pulling a trailer loaded with garbage traveled off the highway and flipped over on to a nearby property. Police say the driver, … Continue reading »

Lightning Strikes Medford Neighborhood

MEDFORD, Ore. — Neighbors in a Medford cul-de-sac are still shaken after lightning hit a tree, sparking a fire at the end of their street. Monday’s thunderstorms generated at least 80 lightning strikes in Jackson County. Neighbors on Sandberg Court said they felt the normal rumbles of thunder after work Monday at around 5 p.m. But … Continue reading »

Family Stuck in Albany Because of Ebola

ALBANY, Ore. — An Albany native came back to Oregon this summer to get married, but now she and her family are stuck in the United States before they can go back home to Sierra Leone, one of the countries where the Ebola virus is spreading. Emily Sheriff of Albany moved to Sierra Leone three … Continue reading »

Inmate Escapes Correctional Facility

SALEM, Ore. — An inmate walked away Saturday afternoon from Mill Creek Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Salem. Oregon State Police are investigating. The woman who drove the inmate away from the facility is Lacy Kay Evans, 4/4/87. She is white, 6′ tall, short platinum blond hair. MCCF staff discovered inmate Jerry Teixeira missing at approximately … Continue reading »

Matthew Goodnature Remembered

PHOENIX, Ore. — It was standing room only in the Phoenix High School auditorium as several hundred people attended Matthew David Goodnature’s memorial. On july 29th, Goodnature was on a break while he was working the launch fire. He decided to go on a walk, and apparently fell. Investigators found that Goodnature died of a … Continue reading »

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