Troopers Search for Escaped Inmate

MADRAS, Ore. – Oregon State Police and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says an inmate escaped from the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution Sunday. DRCI staff say around 10:30 p.m. Clinton Orvill Swearingen II, 31, was discovered missing from his cell. Swearingen entered DRCI on February 4, 2014 on one count of theft in the first … Continue reading »

Lightning Kills Oregon Man

MADRAS, Ore. – Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a medical emergency on Highway 97 Sunday afternoon. Deputies say Connie Hemenway, 49, and Bret Hemenway, 50, both of Madras, were on a two-day motorcycle ride and were returning home when they got caught in a thunderstorm. Investigators say the pair stopped at the rest area … Continue reading »

Roundball Wrap – March 1, 2013

It’s State Tournament time, with trips to the Elite Eight on the line across the state of Oregon. Highlights include Summit at Churchill, Eagle Point at West Albany, South Umpqua at Elmira, Madras at Sutherlin, and Baker at Philomath.