Crash Kills 88-Year-Old Roseburg Man

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — The Douglas County Rural Fire District and Oregon State Police responded to a fatal crash Friday that caused traffic to back of for miles on I-5. Emergency responders say around 5:30 p.m. Carole Canfield, 76, of Roseburg, was traveling southbound on I-5 near milepost 120 when she began to drive toward … Continue reading »

Update: Name Released in House Fire

Update: Springfield Police released the name of the victim in Thursday’s fatal house fire. Police say Karen Ann Rose, 60, was found dead in the home when firefighters responded. SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Fire and Police responded to a house fire Thursday morning to discover a woman did not make it out alive. The home … Continue reading »

Ex-Ducks, Beavers Help Bidwell Give Back

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 »

Roseburg Voters to Face Bond Levy

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Voters will have the opportunity to vote on a measure this spring that may help keep the school district from closing an elementary school. The district’s board approved a bond levy for the May ballot that would raise $6 million over five years. A citizens group made up of parents and citizens … Continue reading »

Roseburg School District Considers Levy

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Roseburg School District is closer to a solution that would keep it from closing at least one of its elementary schools. The school board voted Wednesday night to explore a bond levy that would help create crucial funding for the district. It’s not on the May ballot yet. If it makes … Continue reading »

School Bus Crash Sends 3 to Hospital

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Three people, two of which were children, were taken to the hospital after a school bus accident in Roseburg. Roseburg Police say a Durham bus rear-ended and totaled a car on Northeast Stephens and Newton Creek on Wednesday around 2 p.m. The car stopped for a woman in a wheelchair who was … Continue reading »

Parents Debate Roseburg School Closure

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A passionate debate erupted as teachers and school administrators discussed the potential consolidation of one of the Roseburg elementary schools. The Roseburg School District held a public hearing on Wednesday as it continues to research. About 200 people packed into the hearing, and many lined up to speak. Financial problems and declining enrollment … Continue reading »

68-Year-Old Beats Intruder in Roseburg

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A man is in the hospital after successfully defending his home and himself from an intruder Thursday afternoon. Alvin Catron, 68, says the fight ended months of burglarizing from, who he says, was the same man each time. Michael Lee Hatton, 27, was arrested Thursday, for breaking into Catron and his wife’s home. … Continue reading »

Police Identify Pedestrian Killed

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Oregon State Police and the Roseburg Police Department are investigating a crash that killed a transient. Erik Collins, 23, was driving along NW Garden Valley Boulevard on Sunday when a male pedestrian started to cross the road. Police say Collins’ pickup hit 59-year-old Patrick Allan Stark. Stark was transported to Mercy Hospital … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz – November 9th, 2012

It was the first round of the playoffs in Oregon, as about two dozen team in our area started their quest towards the state championship game. Powerhouses like Sheldon and Marist are used to playing in November, but how would playoff newcomer Springfield handle its first foray into do-or-die football? This week’s Friday Night Blitz … Continue reading »

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