Local Fire Captain Dies in Plane Crash

A Douglas County fire captain has died after a plane crash in Nevada. The Winston-Dillard Fire District announced the death of Capt. Thomas Weiss Monday. The fire chief says Weiss was killed Sunday in a mid-air crash about 60 miles southeast of Reno. Investigators say the pilots were the only people on board the two … Continue reading »

Girl Found Unresponsive in Bathtub

WINSTON, Ore. — Police are investigating the death of an 11-year-old girl who was found unresponsive in a bathtub Tuesday. Officers were called to a home on the 200 block of Michael Lane. The child was taken to Mercy Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The Winston Police Department is investigating the cause of the … Continue reading »

Lion Cubs Arrive in Winston

WINSTON, Ore. — Two new lion cubs have arrived at Wildlife Safari in Winston. The two brothers, Tsavo and Enzi, will celebrate their first birthday on June 24. The cubs’ parents were given as gifts to the Sheik of Qatar. Their mother died giving birth to the two cubs, and the Shiek raised them until they grew … 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 »