Police Investigate Hwy. 20 Fatal Crash

SISTERS, Ore. — A 6-year-old boy lost his parents and his sister this weekend after a wreck on Highway 20, west of the Santiam Summit. Family members say Fred and Tiffany Fefelov were on their way to a church retreat Saturday with their 7-month-old daughter when their car lost control on the wet road and … Continue reading »

Air Facility Closure Input Sought

NEWPORT, Ore. — The public has a chance to give their input on the planned closing of the Coast Guard air facility in Newport. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D) is planning to attend, as well as spokespeople from both U.S. senators’ offices. The Newport Fishermen’s Wives are also speaking at the meeting. The Coast Guard will … Continue reading »

Concern Over Pot Candy During Halloween

SEATTLE (CNN) — Seattle police have a warning for parents this Halloween: not all candy is for kids. Marijuana is legal in Washington state, so there are concerns about pot-infused candies showing up in trick-or-treat bags. Authorities are circulating a video produced by Denver police with advice for parents. One dispensary owner says it can … Continue reading »

Court Decision Sparks Moratorium Debate

MEDFORD, Ore. — A recent court decision in Josephine County may open the door for cities and towns to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The city of Medford has made it their intention to ban dispensaries altogether, something that remains illegal under state law. The court decision in Cave Junction basically said communities have the right to … Continue reading »

SOU Students Push for Voter Turnout

ASHLAND, Ore. — With the election just weeks away, SOU students are rushing to get as many ballots as they can from classmates. Southern Oregon University has suffered a poor reputation for voter turnout. In the last election, the precinct in which the school is located had roughly 25% of registered voters submit ballots. But … Continue reading »

Motorcyclist Injured in Lebanon Crash

LEBANON, Ore. — Deputies are investigating a crash that left a motorcyclist with critical injuries, and witnesses say speed could be a contributing factor. Thursday after 5 p.m. in Lebanon, deputies say the driver of a pickup was headed north on Bond Road. He stopped at Lacomb Drive, didn’t see any traffic and went through … Continue reading »

Salem Kidnapping Suspect Arrested

SALEM, Ore. — The teen girl kidnapped from Salem earlier this week has been reunited with her family. Police say now the say the victim and the suspect met in an online chatroom several months ago. The girl’s family reported her missing on Tuesday. Police say she was found in the San Francisco Bay area … Continue reading »

Great Oregon ShakeOut

NEWPORT, Ore. — People all over the country dropped, covered, and held on Thursday morning during the Great American ShakeOut. Kids at Newport Intermediate School participated in the earthquake drill along with other students across the country. The drill started at 10:16 a.m. on 10-16-14. Jenny Demaris, the Lincoln County Emergency Manager says everyone needs … Continue reading »

Baby Dies After Being Left in Car

PORTLAND, Ore. — A 6-month-old baby died after police say the child was left in a car for six hours. The police and fire department responded to the Intel campus around 5 p.m. The child’s father, who works at Intel, made the call. Fire officials say the baby was in cardiac arrest. Responders performed CPR … Continue reading »

Coast Guard Closure Controversy

NEWPORT, Ore. — A group trying to keep the Newport air facility open says the Coast Guard has pulled out of a community meeting to explain its actions. The Newport Fishermen’s Wives is speaking at a town hall meeting on Monday to discuss the closure. Representative Kurt Schrader is planning to attend, as well as … Continue reading »

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