Jury Deliberates Arias Case

(CNN) — An Arizona jury is trying to decide whether convicted killer Jodi Arias should spend the rest of her life in prison or receive the death penalty. Jury deliberations resume Monday. The 34-year-old was convicted in 2013 of killing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, but that jury couldn’t agree on her sentence. A new set … Continue reading »

15 Tons of Weed Confiscated at Border

(CNN) — Federal police in California found 15 tons of marijuana hidden in a mattress at a U.S. border crossing. The truck carrying the weed crossed into California from Mexico last week. The shipment was labeled “mattresses and cushions.” After x-raying the cargo, officers thought it didn’t look right. Inside the truck were 1,296 plastic … Continue reading »

School Tardiness Policy Reviewed

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass School District is reviewing its policy on tardiness after a picture of a 6-year-old boy sparked outrage online. Nicole Garloff says her son Hunter was upset when she dropped him off at school so she checked in with him at lunch time. She found him sitting behind a … Continue reading »

Teen Hit by Truck in Scio

SCIO, Ore. — A 14-year-old boy is recovering from minor injuries after he was hit by a truck in Scio. Linn County deputies say it happened Thursday afternoon at Second and Alder streets. Witnesses say the boy rode his skateboard through a stop sign and was hit by an 82-year-old driver. No citations have been … Continue reading »

Bees Becoming Target for Thieves

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (CNN) — Buzzing bees are music to a farmer’s ears this time of year. Beehives are seen in groves of fruit and nut trees across the Central Valley. Fresno County Ag Crimes detectives say they’re also the target of thieves. “Recently we had two rather significant thefts of beehives. One occurred in … Continue reading »

Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy Dies at 83

(CNN) — Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock on Star Trek, died at his Los Angeles home Friday. That’s according to his son Adam Nimoy. The 83-year-old was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease he attributed to his years of smoking. Nimoy was hospitalized earlier this week. Nimoy’s career in show business spanned more than … Continue reading »

School Intercepts Suicide Pact

ALBANY, Ore. — Middle school staff are looking into a suicide pact. A parent alerted staff at Calapooia Middle School Wednesday night after her daughter came home from school, saying a student had asked her and others to sign a suicide pledge. The student told her daughter others had already signed it. We’re told the … Continue reading »

Parents Say Son Was Shamed for Tardiness

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass School District Office received dozens of calls Wednesday from parents concerned about the bullying of one particular student. The mother and father of a 6-year-old boy said their son is being shamed and punished in front of his peers for something that is completely out of his control. … Continue reading »

Sea Turtle Makes it to SeaWorld

NEWPORT, Ore. —¬†¬†Tuesday was a big day for an endangered sea turtle, who made it safely from the Oregon Coast Aquarium to SeaWorld in San Diego. Solstice, a 53-pound olive ridley sea turtle, was found washed up on a beach in Washington in December. The aquarium says she was cold-stunned. For the last two months, … Continue reading »

1st Lawsuit Filed in UCLA Superbug Cases

(CNN) — The first lawsuit related to the “superbug” bacterial infections at a UCLA hospital was filed Monday. Court documents show the suit is against the manufacturer of the endoscopic equipment, not the hospital itself. Two patients died and at least five others were infected with the deadly bacteria after having medical procedures at a … Continue reading »

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