Union Pacific Train Derails

LE GRANDE, Ore. – Oregon State Police and Union Pacific Railroad officials responded to a train derailment Wednesday morning. Troopers say around 1:45 a.m. a Union Pacific train derailed on the tracks north of Highway 203 near Hot Lake. A total of 27 cars derailed, but not all overturned. OSP confirmed two of the train’s … Continue reading »

Two Injured in Motorcycle Crash

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Oregon State Police says a couple was seriously injured after their motorcycle traveled off the road and crashed Saturday. Troopers say around 8 p.m. a motorcycle was travelling westbound on Highway 138E near milepost 56, when it went off the highway and struck a tree stump. The driver Kenneth Minshew, 57, of … Continue reading »

OSP Seizes 30 Lbs. of Heroin

ASHLAND, Ore. – Oregon State Police arrested two men Friday morning after finding 30 pounds of heroin in their vehicle. OSP says around 7:30 a.m. a senior trooper stopped a van along northbound I-5 near milepost 11 for speeding. During the traffic stop, subsequent investigation found approximately 30 pounds of heroin concealed inside the van’s … Continue reading »

Police Seek Driver in I-5 Hit-and-Run

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Oregon State Police are still looking for the driver of the commercial truck that hit a pedestrian early Thursday morning. Police say that Gabriel Johnson was walking on the southbound shoulder of Interstate 5  between 2 and 3 a.m. when a commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer hit him. The truck also struck … Continue reading »

Albany Man Indicted After Fatal Crash

ALBANY, Ore. — Nearly eight months after a wreck that killed two people, an Albany man faces charges of criminally negligent homicide. Wallace Beaver was indicted by a Lincoln County grand jury last week and turned himself in on Friday morning. Oregon State Police say that on the morning of October 25, 2012, Beaver was … Continue reading »

Explosives Found in Coos Bay Home

UPDATE (4:23 p.m.): Police say Yarbrough is aware that authorities are searching for him and he may be carrying a weapon.  He may also be linked to a dark green Chevrolet Suburban with the Oregon license plate number 897FPD. COOS BAY, Ore. — A home was evacuated after police found a cache of explosives, firearms, and … Continue reading »

Memorial Day Deadlier Than Last Year

EUGENE, Ore. — This Memorial Day was even deadlier than last year as Oregon saw twice as many fatalities over the holiday weekend this time around, Oregon State Police said. OSP put out initial Memorial Day numbers Tuesday morning, reporting six deaths resulting from five separate crashes across the state. Two of those happened in … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Flashing Gun on I-5

SALEM, Ore. — A man from the Springfield area was arrested and accused of displaying a gun in front of other drivers while on Interstate 5. According to Oregon State Police, troopers responded to multiple calls of a person in a green Pontiac southbound on I-5 near Salem flashing a firearm at other motorists late … Continue reading »

Fatal Crash Near Winston

WINSTON, Ore — Oregon State Police is continuing their investigation into a crash that resulted in death of an adult male that occurred Thursday afternoon along Highway 42 west of Winston. According to OSP, just after 4 p.m. Thursday, a 1996 Geo Tracker driven by Denver David, age 66, from Roseburg, was eastbound on Highway … Continue reading »

Man Identified in Traffic Stop Death

VENETA, Ore. — Police identified the man who fatally shot himself during a traffic stop west of Veneta last weekend. On Sunday afternoon, an Oregon State Police sergeant pulled over a Corvette that was going 75 miles per hour on Highway 126W in a 55 mile per hour zone. A male hitch-hiker in the passenger’s … Continue reading »

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