Boaters Rewarded for Life Jackets

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon State Marine Board, Lincoln County and Tillamook County Sheriff’s Offices and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are teaming up to evaluate life jacket wear in Oregon. Marine deputies will reward adults who are wearing their life jackets as part of a nationwide Wear It campaign, which educates boaters about the … Continue reading »

OSP Traffic Stop Finds 4.5 lbs. of Meth

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Oregon State Police arrested a San Jose man after finding after finding more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine inside his car. OSP says around 11:59 p.m. Saturday, a trooper stopped a 1998 Volkswagen for a traffic violation on northbound on Interstate 5. Investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery … Continue reading »

Scientists Seek Tsunami Transponders

EUGENE, Ore. —   If you’re heading to an Oregon beach any time soon, scientists say they need your help. They’re asking beachcombers and anglers to be on the lookout for bright orange transponders along the shore. The floating devices are about the size of a 2-liter soda bottle. They were set in the ocean from … Continue reading »

ODFW Rescues Stranded Fish

BEND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will conduct a fish rescue and relocation operation on the upper Deschutes River at Lava Island Falls. Fishery biologists, staff, and volunteers will try to save stranded fish by moving them from shallow, isolated pools near the falls to the main channel of the Deschutes … Continue reading »

Handicap Parking Abuse Solutions

FOLSOM, Calif. — Handicapped vehicle permits allow disabled drivers and passengers better access to parking areas. But some able-bodied people abuse the system by taking advantage of a handicapped permit they shouldn’t be using. Handicap parking has been a real help for people like Milisa Houston who has cerabral palsy. “It limits my mobility, and … Continue reading »

Open Carry Guitars Demonstration

MEDFORD, Ore. — A group of demonstrators in Southern Oregon are adding a musical twist to the open carry debate. Open Carry Guitar rallies are just what they sound like, as demonstrators trade in guns for something they say is less menacing: guitars. The rallies have been making their way from Texas to California, and … Continue reading »

Bike Shop Modifies Motorcycle For Vet

MEDFORD, Ore. — Thunderstruck Bikes is helping a disabled veteran regain his mobility. Sgt. Brian Mast is flying into Medford on Sunday to meet with the bike shop and tailor the motorcycle to his specific needs. The Harley Davidson motorcycle was donated by Sgt. Mast’s hometown in Florida. Thunderstruck Bikes is planning on turning the motorcycle … Continue reading »

Suspect Runs Out of Gas

LEBANON, Ore. — A man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase in Linn County Thursday night was arrested after he ran out of gas. Police say they tried to pull 38-year-old Jacob Elliot in Lebanon just before midnight because he didn’t yield to emergency lights and sirens. They say he traveled about 13 … Continue reading »

Linn County Jail Still Hiring

ALBANY, Ore. — It has been five months since voters in Linn County renewed a law enforcement levy, but it is still taking some time before they will see changes. A huge portion of the approximate $100 million levy is going to the jail. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says it will be able to … Continue reading »

Coast Guard to Close Newport Facility

NEWPORT, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard is preparing to close a facility in Newport where a search and rescue helicopter is stationed, and budget cuts are to blame. The three and a half acre site has a hangar and barracks, used on a rotation basis by four-person crews who are permanently stationed at the … Continue reading »

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