UPDATE: Dundee Mom Found Dead

DUNDEE, Ore. (KGW) — Missing Dundee mom Jennifer Huston has been found dead, in a remote area of Yamhill County near Sheridan, police said. A property owner spotted her SUV Tuesday morning in a grove of trees near Southeast Gopher Valley Road, just off Highway 18. He alerted police around 10:30 p.m., who soon found … Continue reading »

OSP Investigates Serious Injury Crash

TURNER, Ore. — Oregon state police is continuing its investigation into a three-vehicle traffic crash, Monday. OSP says the crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. along Enchanted Way near the entrance of the Enchanted Forest Theme Park. A 2001 Mitsubishi Montero sport utility vehicle driven by Gerald R. Luttrell, 50, of Salem, was traveling southbound from … Continue reading »

Mom Accused of Murdering Toddler

CANNON BEACH, Ore. — A woman from Washington State is in jail, accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter and critically wounding her teenager. Police arrested 40-year-old Jessica Smith on Sunday. Her youngest daughter was found dead at a resort in Cannon Beach, Oregon, on Friday. Smith’s 13-year-old daughter was badly hurt; she was taken to … Continue reading »

Oregon Mom Possibly Seen in Washington

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. — Jennifer Huston, an Oregon wife and mother is still missing, but new leads are pointing investigators toward the small town of Friday Harbor, Washington. There’s a heightened awareness on Friday Harbor after word spread throughout the small island town that Huston was possibly spotted on a ferry in Anacortes on Thursday … Continue reading »

Salt Creek Fire Closer to Containment

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – While the Oregon Gulch fire continues to grow, crews are reporting good news on the other end of the Beaver Complex. Officials at the Salt Creek fire say they’re getting closer to containment by the day, allowing them to slowly shift to a one-front battle. Right now the Salt Creek fire … Continue reading »

Heat Exhaustion Plagues Firefighters

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – As if the fires weren’t enough to keep crews on their toes, fire officials say the heat and dry conditions are putting unusual strain on them this year. In Jackson County alone there have been five reported cases of firefighters having to be taken to the hospital because of heat exhaustion. Fire … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Use High-Tech Equipment

YREKA, Calif. — Firefighters are using high-tech equipment on the front-lines of wildfires.  Starting this year, QR codes are scattered around fire camps, and all around people are using smart phones. Firefighters and other personnel are using the QR codes to download maps, daily rundowns, and schedules with the click of a button. “The key … Continue reading »

Protecting Homes From the OR Gulch Fire

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — As of Friday night, the Oregon Gulch Fire had consumed three dwellings.  Fire management is careful not to call them all houses, because out on Copco Road, people live in yurts, shanties, cabins, and in large houses.  In addition to the three dwellings destroyed, numerous outbuildings were also burned in the … Continue reading »

Klamath Falls Pilot Dies in Crash

NEAR TULELAKE, Calif. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office reports a plane crashed Friday morning a few miles west of Tulelake on Eastwest Road. Sheriff’s deputies received a report of a crash at approximately 9:15 a.m. Upon arrival, deputies confirmed that the pilot, 58-year-old William Whitlatch from Klamath Falls, was deceased. The plane was a … Continue reading »

Multiple Trails Closed in Klamath NF

YREKA, Ca. — Officials with the Klamath National Forest are reporting Friday that two lightning caused wildfires are prompting them to close portions of trails on the Klamath National Forest, including Shackleford Trail and Pacific Crest Trail. The closures are necessary for trail user safety as well as fire fighter safety during effort to suppress … Continue reading »

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