Teen Pedestrian Struck, Killed On Highway 99

The Oregon State Police are continuing their investigation into a fatal accident that involving a pickup truck and teen pedestrian. Police do not believe that impairment, speed or unsafe driving were involved.

Tuesday night at 8:47 p.m., a Nissan Frontier driven by 35-year old Robert A.Read More »

Unemployment Picture Varied Around Southern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Tue 21st April Newseconomyjobs
Across southern Oregon, the unemployment rate went down in the month, according to the Oregon Employment Department. Some counties saw increases in payroll employment, while the area's most populous county saw a decrease in jobs.

Hiring in the leisure and hospitality sector led to an increase of 170 in Josephine County.Read More »

News - Migrant Disaster

By admin Tue 21st April News
After a weekend disaster in the mediterranean that may have killed hundreds of migrants, rescuers have been responding today to additional migrant emergencies off Libya and Greece
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News - Siberian Haze

By admin Tue 21st April News
We’ve seen the skies of Oregon and Northern California become obscured from wildfires in the area, but it may have been a surprise to see a red hew in the skies this weekend because of Siberian wildfires…
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News - Minnesota Charges

By admin Tue 21st April News
Authorities in Minnesota have charged six men they say attempted to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group
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Douglas County Probes 7-11 Slaying From 1977

By Jim McCoy Tue 21st April Newscold caseDouglas County

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has started a cold case investigation into the slaying almost 40 years ago of the night clerk at a convenience store that no longer exists.

Deputies say 35-year-old Barbara Soper made a call for help while working at the old 7-Eleven store on Garden Valley Boulevard in the early morning hours of January 13th, 1977.Read More »

Hearings Scheduled For Background Checks Bill

By Jim McCoy Tue 21st April Newsbackground checksSB 941

A seven-hour hearing has been scheduled for a bill expanding background checks to cover most private gun sales.

The House Committee on Rules set the public hearing for Wednesday.Read More »

Bill Advances That Makes It Legal To Film Police

By Jim McCoy Tue 21st April Newsfilming policeOregon legislature

The Oregon Legislature is looking to make it legal for citizens to film the police, as long as they don't interfere.

The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill Monday that says merely videotaping a police, parole or probation officer does not constitute the crime of interfering with the official's duties.

The committee's 7-2 vote sends the measure to a vote inRead More »

Seatbelt Requirement Bill Advances To State Senate

By Jim McCoy Tue 21st April NewsSB 495seatbeltsSen. Alan Bates

A proposal requiring everyone riding in a car to wear seatbelts has advanced to the Senate floor.

Current law in Oregon allows for vehicle passengers to forego wearing seatbelts if they're all being used. Bill sponsor Sen.Read More »

Coos County Deputy Dies In ATV Accident

By Jim McCoy Tue 21st April NewsATV accidentGil Datan

A Coos County deputy sheriff doing a forest patrol on an all-terrain vehicle has died in an accident.

District Attorney R. Paul Frasier says investigators are still trying to determine how it happened.

He identifies the deputy as 43-year-old Gil Datan. The accident happened Monday afternoon.


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