Man Caught With Drugs During Arraignment

SALEM, Ore. — A Salem man showed up to his arraignment for drug charges with drugs in his pocket. Michael Durban, 23, of Salem, was set to be arraigned on the charges of possession of heroin at the Circuit Court Annex; but after walking through the court houses security screening process, he was found to … Continue reading »

Coast Guard to Go Through with Closure

NEWPORT, Ore. — Despite backlash and lawsuits from several groups on the coast, the U.S. Coast Guard says it will go through with the planned closure of its Newport air station next Monday. In a brief filed in federal court in Eugene, the Coast Guard said groups have failed to prove that harm is likely … Continue reading »

Veterans Remember Pearl Harbor

PHOENIX, Ore. — Sunday is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It was on this morning 73 years ago, off the southern coast of Hawaii, that part of the U.S. naval fleet was decimated after a surprise attack by Japan. More than 2,000 people lost their lives, but some survived, and one of the survivors lives in … Continue reading »

Burglar Steals Mother’s Sons’ Remains

SUNNY VALLEY, Ore. — After a home burglary last month, a Sunny Valley resident is asking the thief to return two unusual items. On November 25, a burglar cut the lock on Crystal Rothbarth’s front door, he stole a bag with jewelry, medical marijuana, and smoking pipes. Also in that bag, were the ashes of … Continue reading »

Child Care Costs Expected to Rise

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Secretary of State’s office is warning that child care costs are about to rise. Oregon is already the most expensive state in the country for center-based infant care — about $13,000 a year. Enrolling a 4-year-old child can still cost as much as $10,000. According to this new audit, new … Continue reading »

Oregon Waitress Wins $1M from Old Navy

SALEM, Ore. — An Oregon family is about to have a very merry Christmas. Karen Crider entered Old Navy’s Overnight Millionaire Sweepstakes on Black Friday and won. Crider says the $1 million prize will be a huge help for her large family. “We have six kids, so I have to think of ways to make … Continue reading »

Heavy Rains Blamed for Sinkhole

SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) — A big sinkhole opened up in the middle of a San Francisco intersection Wednesday. The Bay Area was hit with a lot of rain overnight. Officials say it appears a water line may have ruptured, but they aren’t sure yet if that caused the sinkhole. “We have a lot of repairs … Continue reading »

Library Book 65 Years Overdue

SPOKANE, Wash. (CNN) — Books are filled with all different kinds of stories. One classic is proving to have created quite the mystery. Someone from Maine just returned a 1946 copy of Gone with the Wind. It was checked out decades ago in Spokane, Washington. No one knows how it made its way all the … Continue reading »

EWEB Approves Water Rate Increase

EUGENE, Ore. — EWEB customers should expect to pay more for next year’s water bill. Commissioners approved the 2015 budget Tuesday night. The water rate hike will add about $1.70 to the monthly bill for the average household. It will be less for those living in an apartment. EWEB said electric rates will not be … Continue reading »

Missing Teen Reportedly Hitchhiking

ASHLAND, Ore.– The Ashland Police Department said credible witnesses spotted a missing Ashland teenager hitchhiking on Interstate 5. Hannah Thomas-Garner was reported missing after not returning home from a party Saturday night, on Dead Indian Memorial Road. Witnesses said she is reported to be in good health and spirits. Police said they learned that Hannah … Continue reading »

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