Albany Holds 9/11 Commemoration

ALBANY, Ore. — The anniversary of 9/11 is being remembered around Western Oregon Thursday. Dozens of people gathered Thursday morning in front of the Linn County Courthouse – not only to honor those who lost their lives 13 years ago, but to honor and appreciate the work first responders continue to do. “September 11, 2001,” … Continue reading »

Bill Gates Pledges $50M to Fight Ebola

(CNN) — The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday it will donate $50 million to help fight the Ebola outbreak in west Africa. More than 2,200 people have died in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the outbreak has been concentrated. Cases have also been reported in nearby Nigeria and Senegal. It’s considered the … Continue reading »

Text to 911 Not in Oregon, Yet

MEDFORD, Ore. — When you’re in an emergency “talking” on the phone to 911 isn’t always the most convenient. This is why the state of Oregon is considering allowing people to text 911 instead of calling. Right now if you text 911, you will get an immediate response stating you must make a voice call … Continue reading »

“Ink Out” Helps People Remove Tattoos

MEDFORD, Ore. — A man is teaming up with Valley Immediate Care and offering free or low-cost tattoo removal for those who need it the most, but can’t afford it.  This is part of a new program called “Ink Out.” It allows certain organizations and criminal justice agencies to select qualifying candidates to get tattoos … Continue reading »

Woman’s Birthday Wish is for Missing Boy

MEDFORD, Ore. — An Oregon boy missing for more than four years would have turned 12 Tuesday. A Medford woman shares a birthday with him and is trying to raise awareness about his story. Melissa Bobo has asked her Facebook friends to take a minute to “like” the Facebook page Missing Kyron Horman and read … Continue reading »

Rogue River Woman Dies in Crash

GOLD HILL, Ore., — Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into the five car crash on Interstate 5 that killed one person and delayed southbound traffic Monday evening.  According to troopers the crash happened at mile marker 43 near an area of road construction. Delays of 20 minutes to 2 hours caused disruptions for … Continue reading »

Sheriff Takes Action on SNAP Fraud

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Sheriff is sending four food assistance cards back to Salem after they were confiscated in recent drug arrests. Four men have been arrested over the past two weeks with four things in common. Each of those men had loaded guns, large amounts of drugs and cash, as well as … Continue reading »

Driver Killed After Hitting Tree

GATES, Ore. — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into a fatal crash Saturday. Deputies say the crash happened around 10:45 a.m. on the 50000 block of Kingwood Avenue. Christopher Finley Wallace, 63, of Mill City was driving his 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee when he lost control, crossed the center line, drove … Continue reading »

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

MEDFORD, Ore. — September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and health experts are using the opportunity to help educate kids and parents about healthy habits. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 17 percent of kids in the United States are obese. It also says children who are overweight as preschoolers are more … Continue reading »

OSP Searches for Hit & Run Driver

BROOKS, Ore. — Oregon State Police continues to investigate a serious injury hit and run crash Sunday night. Troopers say around 8:40 p.m., a motorcycle operated by Keith f. Miller, 48, of Woodburn, was traveling Highway 99E when it collided with an ATV-type vehicle that was crossing the highway. Witnesses say the ATV’s operator stopped … Continue reading »

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