Police Standoff Ends in Surrender

BROOKINGS, Ore. – A man is in custody after allegedly instigating a domestic dispute and causing a police stand off. According to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday, officers responded to reports of a domestic assault Saturday on Alder Ridge Rd. Officers said when they arrived they heard gunshots, before a man – now … Continue reading »

Remains Found in Curry County Identified

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — Skeletal remains found in Curry County have now been identified. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office says the remains of 26 year-old Keith Callaway were found on Sunday. Callaway had an address in Brookings, his family has been notified. Back in May, Brookings Police say Callaway’s landlord had called them for a … Continue reading »

Curry County Sheriff to Step Down

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — After a long fight against budget cuts, and with resources in his department dwindling due to lack of funding, Curry County Sheriff John Bishop said he can’t physically handle it anymore. Bishop announced his is stepping down as sheriff, citing the stress of the funding crisis. Over the past few years, … Continue reading »

Deputy in Critical After Rescuing Teen

BROOKINGS, Ore., — A Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy, who swam into the ocean to help a 14-year-old boy caught in a rip current, is in critical condition. Deputy Terry Brown spent 45 minutes in the cold water but Sheriff John Bishop says his risk saved the teen’s life. A call came in Monday night off … Continue reading »

Rafter Hits Boulder and Drowns

GOLD BEACH, Ore. – The drowning of a rafter on Wednesday makes it the second drowning in five days on the Rogue River. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office says Washington resident Steven Boyd was rafting with experienced rafters. The group was going through Blossom Bar, known as the “picket fence”, when the raft hit a … Continue reading »