DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — The Douglas Forest Protective Association responded to a wildfire that started Monday night. The fire, located near South Umpqua Road three miles north of Tiller, began just after 4:30 p.m. The blaze burned about 25 acres before members of the DFPA managed to stop it. About 40 firefighters, seven fire engines and … Continue reading »
MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — A Myrtle Creek man was sentenced Monday after threatening to shoot people at area schools back in February. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Wesley William Miller made the threats on his Facebook page on February 19, 2013. Officers contacted all the schools in the South Umpqua School District, which … Continue reading »
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — Sheriff’s deputies responded to a drowning in the Umpqua River Sunday afternoon. Deputies say around 4 p.m. they were called to the Yellow Creek boat ramp. Witnesses say they saw a man swimming in the river when he went under and never resurfaced. The Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, Fire District 2 … Continue reading »
ROSEBURG, Ore. — The recent hot weather has increased the fire danger and the Douglas County Forest Protective Association is limiting the use of flammable materials in the area. Starting at 12 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, smoking and the use of fireworks will be prohibited in wildland areas. Campfires and charcoal fires will be … Continue reading »
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — A Douglas County man has been charged with felony child sexual abuse. The sheriff’s office says Clifford Miller, 56, abused a 17-year-old girl several years ago and it was just recently disclosed. Deputies say there are no other known victims.
TENMILE, Ore. — Douglas County rescue crews have recovered the body of a young man in the Ben Irving Reservoir in Tenmile. The family of 20-year-old Romey Quimby told investigators that Quimby never came home after dropping off a friend. Quimby’s father later found what appeared to be tire tracks leading into the reservoir. Dive … Continue reading »
ROSEBURG, Ore. – Voters in Douglas County are looking at a measure that would help campuses in the Roseburg School District. If Measure 10-129 passes it would help pay for computers, textbooks and classroom materials. The money would also fix major maintenance hazards, including several renovations, safety improvements and roof replacements.
NEAR YONCALLA, Ore. — Fire crews fought a 60 acre wildfire Saturday. With hands on the ground and help in the sky, firefighters worked to control the burn. “We brought in a couple helicopters to help cool stuff off and then we also have a fixed wing aerial observer aircraft in the sky, as well … Continue reading »
ROSEBURG, Ore.– Former University of Oregon punter Josh Bidwell and his foundation hosted the 8th annual Josh Bidwell Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic at Roseburg Country Club on Friday. Bidwell, who survived testicular cancer and played 12 years in the NFL, is working to give back to his home state. Between a dinner gala and the … Continue reading »
CURTIN, Ore. – The Douglas County Animal Control needs help finding a dog that bit a person Tuesday. Animal Control says around 4:15 p.m. Feb. 19, a person reported being bit by a dog on the 900 block of Curtin Road. The dog needs to be found for observation purposes only, as required by law. … Continue reading »