The FBI says it has captured a Washington bank robber nicknamed "The Roscoe Bandit" in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Fifty-five-year-old William Mitchell was arrested around 3 p.m. Wednesday after a federal arrest warrant charged him with bank robbery.
Mitchell got the nickname because of the long-barreled handgun he allegedly used in the robberies.Read More »
Wade Eugene Phillips is being charged with murder in the shooting death Tuesday of his wife- 37-year old Cynthia Michelle Phillips. After an extensive manhunt that went on for several hours, it was discovered that the 42-year old Phillips had been hiding in the attic. Access to a portion of Truax Road and Wilson Lane were blocked off.Read More »
12 residents of a transitional home in Medford were forced to flee during a fire at around 4 a.m. this morning. One had to be rescued by firefighters on the first floor of the two and a half story structure housing people recovering from substance abuse at 700 Nobility Drive off of King's Highway. Another resident jumped out of a window to escape, and was injured.Read More »
$50,000 damage was done to a home in Hugo as the result of a chimney fire Tuesday night. At 8:45 p.m., a Rural/Metro fire crew arrived at 900 Templin Avenue to find the blaze escaped the chimney and started burning in the attic and wall spaces of the two-story home. The occupants escaped to safety.Read More »
Oregon gas prices have reached a 4-year low.
The Register-Guard reports (http://is.gd/op003p ) the average price for unleaded gas in Oregon is $3.07. That's a 47 cent decrease from a month ago.
AAA Oregon/Idaho says the highest price of gas this year was $3.98 a gallon on July 3.
And that $3.07 a gallon price is just the average.Read More »
Firefighters on the Oregon Coast battled several small fires that resulted when winds from the east fanned fires in logging waste.
The Daily Astorian reports (http://bit.ly/1pRljEl ) the fires spread Tuesday afternoon from slash piles burning on Stimson Lumber Company land east of Highway 101 near Arch Cape in southern Clatsop County.
Cannon Beach firefighters said it could takeRead More »
A man who allegedly shot a woman at a residence on Truax Road has been found by Jackson County Sheriff's deputies. According to several reports, Wade Eugene Phillips hid in his attic as a manhunt fanned out throughout Truax Road and neighboring Wilson Lane throughout the day.
At 8:50 a.m., law enforcement responded to a 911 call.Read More »
Oregon drivers are benefiting from the nation's largest monthly drop in gas prices.
Marie Dodds, spokeswoman for AAA Oregon/Idaho, said Tuesday the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Oregon is $3.07 - down 47 cents from a month ago.Read More »