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 »

GMO Labeling Measure Recount Begins

SALEM, Ore. — The hand recount of Measure 92 begins Tuesday. All 36 of Oregon’s counties will participate in the recount pertaining to the GMO labeling measure. The most recent tally shows those against the measure are ahead by 812 votes. Last week, the secretary of state issued the directive to county clerks to conduct … Continue reading »

Rescued Fishermen Speak Out

NEWPORT, Ore. — Following the latest rescue, and now that the dangerous crab season is under way, it’s creating more of a fight in Newport to save the Coast Guard air facility. Newport’s air facility is scheduled to close in two weeks, and more fishermen are out at sea for crab season. On Monday, the … Continue reading »

Crab Season Starts in Oregon

NEWPORT, Ore. — Fresh Dungeness crab will be on the menu this holiday season in Oregon. Crab season started Monday. The Port of Newport looked pretty empty Monday morning, as fishing crews started heading out to sea. ODFW says tests show crab exceeded the minimum pre-season criteria in Oregon waters, but fishermen say crab season … Continue reading »

Burglary at Talent Marijuana Dispensary

TALENT, Ore. — A suspect is in custody in a case of burglary at the Green Valley Wellness dispensary, which was reported early Sunday morning. Law enforcement officers responded to the scene around 2:23 a.m. to to find shattered exterior glass on the front side of the business. Officers reportedly saw a suspect inside the building putting marijuana … Continue reading »

Salem Teacher Charged

SALEM, Ore. — A part-time high school instructor in Salem has been charged with online sexual corruption of a child. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested 25-year-old Ivan Hallstead on Friday night. He’s accused of texting and attempting to lure his teen victim for the purpose of sexual contact. Hallstead is a part-time percussion instructor … Continue reading »

Hug Shared Around the World

(CNN) PORTLAND, Ore. — After so much ugliness following the Ferguson grand jury decision, a moment of humanity was captured on camera. This picture, taken at a protest in Portland, is being called the “hug shared around the world.” The 12-year old boy in the photo, Devonte Hart, was at the rally holding a sign … Continue reading »

Christmas Tree Sales Hit New Record

MEDFORD, Ore. — Christmas tree farms in the Rogue Valley are already breaking records in tree sales. The U Cut Christmas Tree Farm opened its doors to families Friday. Larry Ryerson is one of the owners of the farm, deeply rooted in family generations. Ryerson and his family have grown trees on the land since … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Multiple Shootings

SALEM, Ore. — Salem Police are currently investigating three shooting incidents from November 25. Police say the first shooting happened on the 2000 block of of Evergreen Ave. NE at about 8:30 p.m. when a vehicle drove by a residence and multiple gunshots were fired, striking one victim in the leg and causing non-life threatening injuries. … Continue reading »

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