Car Tumbles into River, Woman Escapes

  ROSEBURG, Ore. — A woman escaped her car after it tumbled 30 feet down an embankment and landed upside down in the Umpqua River. The crash was about 7:30 Monday morning, on the 1200 block of Melqua Road. Rescue crews say the car went over the edge and ended up submerged in the river. … Continue reading »

Deputies Respond to “Murder-Suicide”

UMPQUA, Ore. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate what it is calling a murder-suicide after a husband killed his wife, then took his own life. But family members say both were terminally ill. Deputies say Dennis Black, 60, of Umpqua, killed his wife Linda Black, 59, then killed himself. On Monday evening, … Continue reading »

Reward Offered in Vandalism Case

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Umpqua National Forest and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians are offering a reward in hopes of arresting those responsible for vandalism at a campground. On Sunday, severe damage to the meadow was discovered by District Ranger Donna Owens at the South Umpqua Falls Campground. “It appears a … Continue reading »