Governor Victor Atiyeh Dies at 91

SALEM, Ore. — Governor  Kitzhaber ordered all flags at public institutions statewide be lowered and flown at half-staff Monday until date of interment in honor of former Governor Victor Atiyeh. He served from 1979 to 1987 in Oregon. Governor Atiyeh passed away on Sunday, July 20, at the age of 91. “I am deeply saddened … Continue reading »

Oregonians Protest Illegal Immigration

SALEM, Ore. — A demonstration on immigration took place far from the U.S./Mexico border. About 1,000 miles away, on a highway overpass in Salem, about two dozen people lined up with American flags, this weekend. Others held signs, protesting illegal immigration. The protest was organized by the group, Oregonians for Immigration Reform.

Fatal Crash at Oregon/California Border

NEAR BROOKINGS, Ore. — Oregon State Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of one man along Highway 101 just north of the Oregon/California border. Police say the crash was first reported around 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, off Highway 101 near milepost 362. Oregon State Police say 29-year-old Joel Ramos … Continue reading »

Springfield Mill Fire Fully Contained

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thursday’s massive fire is now fully contained, but not before devastation. Crews from eight different jurisdictions worked to put out the fire, but also battled high temperatures winds and low humidity. Then there were the technical difficulties. “The sprinkler system as the building collapsed broke open, so we had open pipes flowing … Continue reading »

White River Fire Fully Contained

NEAR PINE GROVE, Ore. – Oregon Department of Forestry reported Friday morning that the White River Fire is fully contained. Most of the firefighters who have been mopping up the 652 acre White River Fire are heading home today. The direction of further mop-up operations on the White River Fire has been returned to The Dalles … Continue reading »

Terri Horman Seeks Name Change

MEDFORD, Ore. — Kyron Horman’s former stepmom is trying to change her name. Court documents show Terri Horman wants to go by Clair Sullivan. Terri Horman has been the focus of a police investigation into Kyron’s disappearance and also the target of social media scrutiny. A search on Facebook for her current name shows multiple … Continue reading »

Governor Declares State of Emergency

MEDFORD, Ore. — A state of emergency has been verbally declared in Oregon by Governor Kitzhaber due to the severe fire season. The governor’s office says the emergency declaration enables the Oregon National Guard to mobilize resources on an as-needed basis to assist fire crews in the state. While no large wildfires are currently burning … Continue reading »

Klamath Man Arrested in Josephine County

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Oregon State Police arrested a Klamath County man Tuesday evening in Josephine County who was wanted for Attempted Murder. The warrant issued for him was in relation to a Klamath County Sheriff’s Office investigation into a shots fired incident in Sprague River in May of 2013. On Tuesday evening OSP troopers … Continue reading »

A Count of Structures Destroyed by Fire

NEAR SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. — For the first time since the Moccasin Hill fire broke out near Sprague River, we’re getting an accurate number of how many structures have been destroyed. The Oregon Department of Forestry said the count is up to 33, many of those structures being homes. They said the homes were destroyed … Continue reading »

Moccasin Hill Fire Now 15% Contained

SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. — The smoke that filled the sky above Sprague River Monday was mostly gone a day later. Progress on the Moccasin Hill Fire has picked up as more than 400 firefighters are on scene and containment moves to double digits. “Right now, we’re not expecting this fire to turn back on itself … Continue reading »

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