Bill Would Allow DMV Picture Retakes

SALEM, Ore. — If you don’t like the picture on your driver’s license, you’re stuck with it. But that might not be the case for long. Right now in Oregon, most drivers are only allowed to get a new photo taken every eight years. The Oregon Senate is considering a bill that would allow drivers … Continue reading »

Governor Appoints Secretary of State

SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown has appointed a new secretary of state. She is Jeanne Atkins. Atkins recently retired from the staff of U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, where she had served as state director since 2009. Previously, she was chief of staff to the Oregon Speaker of the House of Representatives. Atkins released a … Continue reading »

12 Patients Participate in Kidney Swap

(CNN) — Twelve patients are participating in what is being called a “kidney swap” in California Thursday and Friday. Six patients are donating a kidney and six patients are receiving one. This paired kidney exchange was set up through software called Matchgrid. It uses an algorithmic program to find potential matches by examining genetic profiles. … Continue reading »

3 Die in Mobile Home Fire

BROOKINGS, Ore. — Three people died in a tragic mobile home fire on the Oregon Coast. It happened outside Brookings around 4 a.m. Wednesday. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office says an officer found a 10-year-old girl walking away from the burning home holding a 1-year-old baby with serious burns. Douglas Landers, 54, Kelly Landers, 52, … Continue reading »

Twin Fetuses Found in Hospital Laundry

(CNN) — The remains of two fetuses were found mixed in with laundry taken from a Las Vegas hospital. The twins were found Tuesday morning by a linen company that provides services to Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas. A police spokeswoman says their mother suffered a miscarriage and was transported by ambulance. The twins … Continue reading »

Police Seek Help Finding Missing Woman

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Police in Klamath Falls are looking for a woman who has been missing for more than a month. According to police, 35-year-old Alicia Christine Scott disappeared from the Klamath Falls area on Thursday, Jan. 22. Apparently she has family in the Bend area, but has not contacted them since she disappeared. … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Considers Surveillance Cameras

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The city of Gold Hill met Monday night to talk about funding for cameras on streets in the main part of town. With no immediate law enforcement in the city, Gold Hill is looking for other ways to document when crimes happen. The cameras would allow police to look back 30 … Continue reading »

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 »

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