Yellow Point Fire Update

  COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Mop up is in full gear at the Yellow Point Fire which is approximately 25mi west of Cottage Grove. Roughly, 25mi of hose have been dragged through the mountainous terrain in an effort to extinguish the fire. Crews are worried about the dry air and gusty afternoon winds that are … Continue reading »

Kroger Has Program to ‘Pour it Forward’

PORTLAND, Ore. — More than 12.5 million families face hunger and malnutrition in America and look to local food pantries to provide their essential food items. And while milk is one of the most requested items, it is also one of the least-donated items, creating a milk gap. The Kroger Company, including Fred Meyer and QFC, … Continue reading »

Turkey Sandwich May Be Cause of E-Coli

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. — New information has been released on the two children who got sick after eating at an Oregon restaurant. 5-year-old Brad celebrated Labor Day in Lincoln city with friends and relatives. Including 4-year-old Serina Profitt. The pair shared a turkey sandwich. Days later, both children developed what seemed to be flu-like symptoms. … Continue reading »

Callers Pretend To Be Law Enforcement

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is warning people of a possible phone scam going around. Citizens have reported that a caller identifies himself as a law enforcement officer from Curry County and states that there is a warrant out for their arrest due to missing jury duty. The caller tells the … Continue reading »

Missing Man in Siskiyou County

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ca. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Paul Merrill. He’s 87-years old, 5’8”, with grey hair and weighs 156 lbs. He was last seen wearing a cream colored long sleeve shirt with embroidery on the front, khaki pants and brown shoes. He was last seen at the McCloud Chevron station. … Continue reading »

UO Study Shows Wildfire Benefits

EUGENE, Ore. — A three-year study by the University of Oregon shows there are benefits to wildfires. Staff with the Ecosystem Workforce Program say they wanted to take a look at the impact they can have on a community, outside the obvious damaging effects. While wildfires have positive ecological roles, this recent research focuses on … Continue reading »

Local Response to Enterovirus Outbreak

MEDFORD, Ore. -Public health officials issued warnings about a severe respiratory illness doctors said could be a nationwide outbreak. Officials said hundreds of children across several states are coming down with enterovirus 68. In many cases it starts with common cold symptoms, but then rapidly worsens and forces kids to be hospitalized. “This virus certainly appears … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Yard Sale Shooting

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield man is in custody for allegedly shooting a man this weekend during a yard sale. Investigators say Phillip Bregg shot another man with a 22-caliber rifle, around 4 p.m. Sunday. Police believe the victim went to the yard sale near 41st Avenue and A Street and witnessed a domestic dispute between … Continue reading »

Heat-Related Illnesses at Autzen Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — First aid volunteers were busy at Autzen Stadium this weekend as dozens of people suffered from heat-related illnesses during the Ducks game. Around 30 volunteers from the Red Cross helped about 50 people during the game. Throughout Autzen volunteers staffed 10 different First Aid Stations and set up a rehydration station for … Continue reading »

Corvallis Fire Update

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A fire that threatened hundreds of homes in Northwest Corvallis Friday night is now fully contained, but fire crews will continue to be on the site through Saturday night and into Sunday to continue mopping up hot spots. Corvallis Fire says the blaze broke out around 8:30 p.m. near Chip Ross Park, … Continue reading »

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