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 »

Passenger Train Derails in California

OXNARD, Calif. (CNN) — The driver of the truck that was hit by a Metrolink passenger train Tuesday morning in Oxnard, California is in custody. KABC is reporting that the driver of the truck was located a couple of miles down the road, uninjured. The truck he was driving caught fire after the crash. Dozens … Continue reading »

Hockey Returning to San Diego

(CNN) — Professional hockey is coming back to San Diego. The San Diego Gulls were unveiled at an ice-breaking ceremony Sunday. The Gulls will be the top minor league affiliate of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks starting this fall. They are San Diego’s first pro hockey team in almost a decade.

Seattle Port Reopens

(CNN) — Operations at two Washington state ports are getting back to normal following the agreement on a tentative labor deal. The ports of Seattle and Tacoma resumed normal operations Saturday night. One day after the U.S. labor secretary announced a tentative deal with the union representing dockworkers. Washington intervened after dockworkers were locked out … Continue reading »

Driver Asleep at Wheel Crashes Overnight

ASHLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police and Ashland Fire and Rescue responded to a rollover crash overnight. It happened around 11:30 Saturday night on the northbound I-5 freeway near milepost 7. Ashland Fire said an elderly man in his 80’s fell asleep at the wheel. The passenger side of the vehicle is completely crushed, but … Continue reading »

Possible Reports of Missing Teen

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland Police say they have a possible lead on the location of missing teen Hannah Thomas-Garner. In a public statement, they mention several people having seen her at a rainbow festival in Florida. The festival, called the “Tampa Bay Area Rainbow Family of Living Light,” has been running in the town of … Continue reading »

Fire-Related Deaths Increase

SALEM, Ore. — The state fire marshal says 50 Oregonians lost their lives because of fire-related injuries last year — the most since 53 fire fatalities in 2008. Residential fires accounted for 34 of the deaths. Sixteen others happened in motor homes, outdoor fires, and other situations. The state fire marshal called the increase disheartening, … Continue reading »

Seafood and Wine Festival Continues

NEWPORT, Ore. — The Newport Seafood and Wine Festival continues this weekend, filling large white tents along the Yaquina Bay with gourmet smells. The Newport Chamber of Commerce expects the event will bring in about 20,000 people over the weekend, and $2 – 2.5 million to the local economy. The festival kicked off Thursday evening, … Continue reading »

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