White supremacist David "Joey" Pedersen has been sentenced to life in prison for the carjacking murders of an Oregon teenager he mistakenly thought was Jewish and of a black man in Northern California.
Pedersen told those in Portland federal courtroom that Monday's sentencing was "rather anti-climactic," since he had already been sentenced to life in prison in Washington state for the deaRead More »
A would-be carjacker got more than he bargained for when he tried to overtake an 80-year old man driving a van. The victim was sitting alone at a stop light, when 26-year old Christopher Cody Willard opened the door of the vehicle and ordered the man out at knifepoint. The victim refused, and a struggle ensued.
The van rolled forward and struck a rock.Read More »
Investigators are checking surveillance video from the Washington state ferry system to see if they can confirm a report that a missing Dundee, Oregon, woman was spotted Friday on the ferry out of Anacortes to Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands.
A couple who notified deputies told KPTV (http://bit.ly/XxCGN8 ) they saw a woman matching Jennifer Huston's description driving a car that maRead More »
Here is the latest on the fires from the Beaver Compl;ex. It is helpful to keep in mind that conditions can change quickly, and some elements of this report- especially with respect to road closures and evacuations- can change quickly as well.
At the Oregon Gulch Fire burning 15 miles east of Ashland- personnel are reporting excellent progress.Read More »
It appears that the Middle East cease fire is not taking effect. A Palestinian official says Israeli shelling has killed at least 27 Palestinians in southern Gaza after a 72 hour truce was to have taken effect today.
We had the chance to speak with Don Hickman, the spokesman for the Oregon Department of Forestry. With all of the fires burning through the Northwest, we want to keep you up to date before the weekend.
Steve Johnson is bringing you the latest news before you hit the weekend. Catch up on the news from the Middle East and the conflict between Israel and Gaza. If you have noticed the smoke hovering around most of Oregon, we've got multiple stories on the many fires blazing across the state. We have all this and then some for your Friday news!