Arrest Made in Arson Investigation

CRESWELL, Ore. – The Lane County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in relation to a fatal fire in Creswell on July 16, 2014. Deputies arrested Eugene Whitehall, 42, following an arson investigation into a house fire on Bryant Road in Creswell. Investigators found two bodies at the scene. The two victims were identified as … Continue reading »

Two Bodies Found After Creswell Fire

CRESWELL, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office found two bodies in the rubble from a fire that burned down a home in Creswell last Wednesday. The two men who lived in the home, Dennis Kelley and Carl McFarland were reported missing, and haven’t been seen since the fire broke out. But, deputies said they’re … Continue reading »

Two Bodies Found in Burned Home

  UPDATE — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says two bodies were found in the home. They have not been identified. We will have more on this story as it develops. Police had previously been unable to locate the two men who lived in the house. Police said 65-year-old Dennis Kelley and 69-year-old Carl McFarland were considered … Continue reading »

Residents Missing After House Fire

CRESWELL, Ore. — Two men are still unaccounted for, more than 24 hours after a fire in Creswell. Investigators were still on the scene Thursday, sifting for clues to find out what happened. The fire happened at a farm on Butte Road. Investigators say they haven’t been able to contact the two residents, 65-year-old Dennis … Continue reading »

Veteran Upset Over Health Care

CRESWELL, Ore. — It’s a growing problem among veterans nationwide: access to health care. For one Creswell veteran, he says his wait could be a matter of life or death. Veteran Glenn Trump says he’s been waiting to get into a drug and alcohol treatment program through the Roseburg VA. But this week he was … Continue reading »

Creswell Council Will Vote on 3rd Deputy

CRESWELL, Ore. — The Creswell City Council will meet at 7:00 Monday to hear if community members would be willing to foot the bill for keeping the city’s third deputy in town. The city added the deputy last year after a spike in property crime in the area. Monday the city council will listen to … Continue reading »

Creswell Restaurant Reopening After Fire

CRESWELL, Ore. — Word is quickly spreading around Creswell that the bar at TJ’s is back open after a fire shut down the business for the last four months. In just a few weeks, the restaurant will be serving its popular dishes in the newly remodeled dining room. From a pile of ashes to a … Continue reading »

Dropped Cinder Block Injures Woman

CRESWELL, Ore. — Oregon State Police is asking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for dropping a cinder block from an I-5 overpass early Sunday morning. Police say it broke through a passing vehicle’s windshield and injured a woman inside the car. The car was driving northbound on I-5 just before 4:30 … Continue reading »

Creswell Mulls Over Keeping Deputy

CRESWELL, Ore. — After a spike in crime last year, the city of Creswell paid to bring a third deputy to town. Now the city council is deciding whether to keep him. The city council president says they’ll ask for the opinion of residents next month before a budget meeting in May. It would cost … Continue reading »

Book Sale Wraps Up

CRESWELL, Ore. — The Creswell Book Sale wrapped up Sunday. The book sale is a long-time tradition that predates the existing library. The money from the weekend sale goes back into library needs and operations. Some books sold for as little as $1 to $2. There were also magazines, CDs and DVDs for sale. Some … Continue reading »

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