Boles Fire Clean-Up Continues

WEED, Calif. — Boles Fire cleanup efforts are continuing every day. Some lots of homes destroyed in Angel Valley are now empty and ready for rebuilding. Community members living in Angel Valley say crews have been out every day clearing debris. They say crews have also been working to rebuild power lines and the water … Continue reading »

Police Discuss Boles Fire Arrest

WEED, Calif. — The Boles Fire investigation has been a joint effort between the Weed Police Department, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department and CAL-Fire Investigators. Marshall now faces charges of Arson of an Inhabited Structure or Property, Arson of Forest Land and Arson of Property of Another. Weed Police say Marshall was a person of interest … Continue reading »

Boles Fire Suspect’s Father Speaks Out

WEED, Calif. — 24-year-old Beau Marshall is being charged with intentionally starting the Boles Fire, which ultimately damaged or destroyed more than 250 homes last month. NewsWatch 12′s Connor Wist spoke with Beau’s father, Ron Marshall, who owns the house on Brookside Avenue where Beau Marshall was arrested on Saturday. Beau’s father says his son … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Boles Fire

WEED, Calif. – Weed Police report a suspect has been arrested for intentionally lighting a fire that damaged or destroyed more than 250 homes. Officers from Weed Police Department arrested 24-year-old Weed resident Ronald Beau Marshall at his family’s home on Saturday morning. They say Marshall had been a person of interest since the very first … Continue reading »

Oregon First Lady Admits Sham Marriage

PORTLAND, Ore. — Just days before ballots go out, Oregon Governor Kitzhaber’s fiancée Cylvia Hayes just revealed that she illegally married an 18-year-old Ethiopian immigrant in 1997. In a press conference Thursday, Hayes admitted to marrying the man to help him gain United States residency. A tearful Hayes called it “a marriage of convenience,” saying the … Continue reading »

Man Arraigned for 2008 Rape

EUGENE, Ore. — A man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in Alton Baker Park in 2008 was arraigned Thursday. Eugene police say 22-year-old Anthony Wayne Meredith of Park City, Utah will be arraigned in the Lane County Jail on rape and sodomy charges. Back on December 31, 2008, police say a 12-year-old girl was … Continue reading »

Major Local Timber Purchase Announced

MEDFORD, Ore. — Seattle-based Green Diamond Resource Company is investing in Southern Oregon timber land. The company recently announced the purchase of 600,000 of land from JWTR LLC in Klamath Falls for an undisclosed price, meeting with Jackson County Commissioners Thursday to discuss the final terms. Of that land, 17,000 acres were burned in the … Continue reading »

Fire Prevention Week: Home Heaters

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — It’s National Fire Prevention Week and the Douglas County Fire Prevention Co-op is spreading the word about different fire safety topics. Today, the Co-op released safety information about heaters. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), half of all home-heating fires occur during the winter months. On average, NFPA research … Continue reading »

Water Released to Protect Salmon

KLAMATH BASIN, Ore. — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is increasing water flows in the Klamath River to fight a parasite attacking salmon. Officials say the increases from Iron Gate Dam near Hornbrook, California started Saturday and will run 10 days. They say this will prevent water from being released from Upper Klamath Lake, which … Continue reading »

Sex Offender Sentenced to 25 Years

EUGENE, Ore. — A former Sheldon High School student was sentenced to 25 years in prison Tuesday on child pornography charges. Judge Debra Vogt sentenced Elliot Cumer, 19, to 25 years in prison. Cumer must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and have lifetime post-prison supervision, which was the key … Continue reading »

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