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 »

Chicks Hatch at Oregon Coast Aquarium

NEWPORT, Ore. — The Oregon Coast Aquarium is welcoming two baby chicks that hatched this week. They’re baby common murres. The sea bird is frequently mistaken for penguins when they’re fully grown. The aquarium says right now, they’re no bigger than the size of a lemon, mostly just feathers. You can see them nestled up … Continue reading »

Yreka Economy Gets Boost from Fire Base

YREKA, Calif. — As people fighting local fires are settling at camp in Yreka, local restaurants and businesses are feeling extra pressure. Nearly 1,500 people are fighting the Oregon Gulch and Little Deer fires, and are all using Yreka High School as a base camp. Yreka only has about 8,000 residents to begin with, and several restaurants … Continue reading »

Woman Revives Pet Lizard with CPR

SALEM, Ore. — Would you know what to do if your beloved pet nearly drowned, and needed to be revived? What if that pet was a reptile? That was the situation faced by an Oregon woman. Sherrie Dolezal says bearded dragon lizard named del Sol fell in her swimming pool. The reptile was found floating … Continue reading »

Governor Tours Oregon Gulch Fire

Near GREEN SPRINGS, Ore. – Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber toured the fire camp at Howard Prairie Lake Wednesday and praised firefighters who have continued to gain ground on the Oregon Gulch Fire. “It’s important for me to just show the support for the hard working men and women who are actually doing the job here … Continue reading »

Athletes Replace Chewing Tobacco

IDAHO FALLS, ID — Minor League Baseball players in Idaho are embracing an alternative to a nasty habit. Chewing tobacco has been around seemingly since the game started. However, the health risks, like cancer, have some players looking for something else. Enter “Grinds,” which is basically coffee grounds in a pouch. “A better alternative, you … Continue reading »

Huston’s Death Ruled Suicide

(KGW) DUNDEE, Ore. – A day after the body of missing Dundee mom Jennifer Huston was found on a remote Sheridan property, officials have ruled her death a suicide. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Huston died of asphyxiation and the manner of her death was listed as a suicide. Her body was found … Continue reading »

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