Weekend Flooding Plagues Western Oregon

COOS COUNTY, Ore – As much as five inches of rain fell in Western Oregon over the weekend – flooding communities near Eugene. Flood warnings were in effect in Coos County, where rivers and streams overflowed. Traffic was backed up on highways as high water blocked drivers.

U.S. Forest Service Hiring

MEDFORD, Ore. — Starting January, the U.S. Forest Service will hire 600 people in Oregon and Washington for temporary positions, including Southern Oregon. The jobs are for various specialties ranging from fire and trial management to recreation and botany. There are three phases to the hiring process. You can start to apply the first week … Continue reading »

California in Dire Need of Rain

CNN – According to a study from NASA, California needs roughly 11 trillion gallons of rain to survive its extreme drought. That’s enough water to fill 17-million Olympic swimming pools. Officials say the situation is so dire, the flooding that struck the state earlier this year barely made a dent in the drought. Most of … Continue reading »

Man Accused of Tossing Pipe Bombs

PORTLAND, Ore. – A manhunt is underway for a suspect accused of throwing pipe bombs out of his car during a police chase. Officers said on Tuesday, 43 year-old Neal Panschow took off when they tried to pull him over. According to police, when they started to follow, Panschow started tossing pipe bombs out of … Continue reading »

Oregon Employment At All Time High

MEDFORD, Ore. – Seasonally adjusted payroll employment in Oregon jumped to a record level of 1,740,800, marking the most number of workers ever employed in the state. The addition of 11,200 jobs in November means the number of working Oregonians is now 3,000 more than the prior peak reached in December of 2007. November also … Continue reading »

California King Fire Suspect Indicted

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A man previously charged with deliberately starting the Pollock Pines wildfire has been indicted by a grand jury for starting one of California’s biggest wildfires in 2014. 37 year-old Wayne Allen Huntsman was indicted earlier this month on one count of arson of forest land. He pleaded not guilty. He’s currently being held on … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Portland School Shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. – A second person has been arrested in connection with a shooting at a Portland school. Police said Marquel Dugas was taken into custody on Saturday on a probation violation. They are still looking for a third person they believe was involved. Four people were wounded during a shooting outside Rosemary Anderson High … Continue reading »

Suspect Arrested In Portland Shooting

(CNN) — Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting near a high school in Portland. A gunman opened fire Friday on four people near Rosemary Anderson High School, then reportedly fled on foot with two other men. At least three of the injured ran inside the school building for help, police and … Continue reading »

Shooting Outside Portland HS

PORTLAND, Ore. –  There is now a fourth victim of a shooting at a Portland high school.  A young woman who had a bullte graze her today. Three other victims, two males and one female, were in the direct line of fire outside a Portland high school at noon today. They ran to the high … Continue reading »

GMO Labeling Supporters Give Up Fight

MEDFORD, Ore. – Supporters of a measure to require mandatory labeling of products containing genetically modified organisms in Oregon are ending current efforts to see that proposal become a reality. Measure 92 on the November ballot triggered an automatic recount after the difference in votes fell within one-fifth of one percent of the total votes … Continue reading »

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