High winds and a lack of rain combined to whip up a dozen small fires around Western Oregon, many in old logging slash that was burned in recent months and would have been doused by rain in a normal winter.
The Oregon Department of Forestry said two fires burned Friday on private timberland southeast of Cannon Beach. One was 50 acres and another 30 acres.Read More »
A motorcycle rider trying to elude police Wednesday night crashed near Central Point. 31-year old Richard Meyers of Eagle Point was spotted by police riding at a high rate of speed on Beebe Road at around 9:35 p.m. When authorities attempted to stop Meyers, he ignored them and took off, committing further traffic violations.
Meyers turned down a gravel driveway on Gibbon Road and crashed.Read More »
The City of Medford is moving forward on revoking the business license for Mary Jane's Attic and Mary Jane's Basement at 259 E. Barnett Road. Police say the license is being revoked due to "repeated unlawful activities" reported at the business.Read More »
A study shows many tribal children doing poorly in Oregon public schools, often absent and often in schools at the bottom of state rankings.
The study involved students from seven of Oregon's nine federally recognized tribes.
The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1mLaoa6) it showed low percentages of students doing math and reading at grade level and a high school graduation rate Read More »
Authorities are investigating the death of a Lakeview man who died while in police custody.
State police Lt. Gregg Hastings says two troopers arrested the convicted felon in a grocery store parking lot after finding him with a knife and a pipe containing methamphetamine.Read More »
Thick Black Smoke from burning tires is engulfing the Ukrainian Capital as a n ultimatum issued by the opposition to the president to call early election or face street rage was set to expire with no sign of a compromise.