Move-In Day for SOU Students

ASHLAND, Ore. – Thursday was the first official move in day for students at Southern Oregon University. Students were outside housing unloading vehicles with boxes, bedding and suitcases ready to move in. More than 75 staff and 100 student volunteers and faculty are on hand assisting students. “I have a ton of boxes of like, … Continue reading »

Golden Gate Ferry Workers Strike

LARKSPUR, Calif. — Some 9,000 travelers and Giants fans had a tough commute Friday in northern California, all thanks to a ferry strike. Golden Gate Ferry workers picked up signs and joined the picket line Friday morning after failed contract negotiations. They’re being offered a 3-percent raise over three years, but they’d have to contribute … Continue reading »

DNA Helps with Lebanon Arrest

LEBANON, Ore. — Forensic evidence helped Lebanon police make an arrest a year after someone broke into soldiers’ cars. Police say they matched the DNA of 49-year-old Ryan Lefevers to vehicles that had been broken into at the Lebanon Army National Guard. Eleven soldiers came home after being deployed to find their cars had been … Continue reading »

Water Restored After Drought Dries Well

KINGS COUNTY, Calif. (CNN) — The well for a Kings County, California community ran dry, leaving 140 people without water. Kings County officials quickly jumped into action. Within hours, crews hooked up a 150-foot long fire hose to connect the community of Hamblin in east Hanford to the city of Hanford’s water system. “We’re in … Continue reading »

Burned Areas at Risk of Flash Flooding

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — Crews and equipment were pulled out of the Happy Camp Complex over the past few days to prepare for rain and flooding. Even though crews are not actively working on the burned areas, they are monitoring the rain. It rained consistently at the Happy Camp Complex Tuesday. Rain was running down … Continue reading »

2 Sentenced for Oregon Trail Card Fraud

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Two men accused of $500,000 worth of Oregon Trail Card fraud were each sentenced to seven and a half years in prison. Severo Toro-Castellon and Raphael Ortega-Vargas were the owners of the Carniceria Mi Pueblo Market. Both pleaded guilty to five counts of aggravated theft. “This was an important case for … Continue reading »

UPDATE: I-5 Open After Fatal Crash

SALEM, Ore. — Traffic on I-5 near Salem was backed up for hours Wednesday morning after a crash involving at least five vehicles. Oregon State Police say around 8 a.m. a pickup hit a commercial vehicle, then cross the median and hit another car head on. That car’s driver, 54-year-old Steven Fritz, was pronounced dead … Continue reading »

Weed Students Return to Classrooms

WEED, Calif. — Students in Weed, Ca. return to the classroom Tuesday morning after the Boles Fire ripped through the city. Last week, teachers were leading their kids to safety as the school evacuated. Six classrooms were damaged by heat, smoke and water. Nothing can be salvaged from those rooms. Teachers spent Monday clearing space … Continue reading »

Driver Dies In HWY 99 Crash

OREGON CITY, Ore. — Oregon State Police and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, is continuing the investigation into a fatal crash Monday. Troopers say around 2:45 p.m., a 2000 Nissan Frontier pickup with two occupants was southbound on Highway 99E when the driver pulled over and stopped due to a problem with the pickup. The … Continue reading »

Bear Attack Declared Unsubstantiated

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Oregon State Police says a reported bear attack in Central Point is unsubstantiated, after its initial report and investigation. Police said the incident occurred Saturday night in the 4100 block of Grant Road. A 57-year-old man called 911 claiming he was attacked by a bear in his back yard. He was … Continue reading »

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