ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A person was killed in a helicopter crash near Roseburg.
The crash happened around 2:15 p.m. Thursday on private property south of the Green district of Roseburg, the...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two additional churches are suing Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, saying her social gathering restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic violate their constitutional right to...
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The boyfriend of a Georgia teen charged with killing her mother and brother in a house fire was also arrested in connection with their deaths.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has closed the harvest of wild spring Chinook salmon in the Umpqua River.
The agency prohibited the harvest on the mainstem...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A human skull found near a highway in Oregon was identified as the remains of an Oregon man who was previously reported missing, officials said.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The cremated remains of more than 20 babies that were found on mortuary shelves in Roseburg, Oregon will be buried Sunday a special ceremony.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Roseburg Forest Products is laying off about 30 employees from its Dillard plant because of a downturn in the North American plywood market.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man and a 2-year-old girl who were reported missing have been confirmed dead after an SUV was found submerged in the Umpqua River northwest of...
MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say human remains found south of Roseburg belong to a woman who was reported missing in September.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says Susan Marie...
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Nike was dogged and fast as it chased down a suspected car thief in Oregon.
Nike, named after the Greek goddess of victory and the namesake of the Oregon-based athletic...
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Inside a room at the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians' new tribal community center are three framed sketch drawings by a Native artist.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a man died and a woman was hurt when they fell from a 70-foot (21-meter) cliff in southern Oregon.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports sheriff's deputies...
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A former teacher in southwestern Oregon who stole more than $80,000 from the Riddle School District has been sentenced to pay the money back as well as spend a week in...
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — One of the nation's leading producers of plywood has announced that it will let go a quarter of its workforce at a plant in southwestern Oregon.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Federal officials formally declared a disaster Tuesday in Douglas, Linn and 4 other Oregon counties for severe storms that hit the area in April.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A woman who was deported to Mexico after posting bail at an Oregon jail has sued the sheriff in that county, alleging he violated her rights when he held her for federal...
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The unclaimed cremated remains of 28 veterans have been removed from a mortuary in Roseburg, Oregon to be stored at the Douglas County Courthouse until May, when they will be...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a Keizer woman convicted of stoning a man to death and sentenced to life in prison has died at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Roseburg Forest Products, one of the country's leading manufacturers of particleboard and plywood, has ended production and sales of certain lumber products in the midst of a...
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A move to improve the care of foster children relegated to living in hotels has resulted in 25 percent more children removed from their families being housed in institutions...
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Two men suspected in crimes across three states, including a deadly Colorado carjacking, have been arrested, authorities said Monday.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officials in an Oregon county agreed Thursday to lower the number of inmates crammed into a single cell and take other actions after a woman filed a lawsuit saying she was jailed under inhumane conditions.
Under the settlement in U.S. District Court, staff at the Douglas County jail in Roseburg — once known as the timber capital of America — must document the procedures so advocates can ensure they're being followed.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Douglas County authorities are calling off a days-long search for a Mt. Angel man who went missing after his car broke down in the Umpqua National Forest, in rural southwestern Oregon.
Thirty-year-old Jeffery Vance was reported missing on Feb. 4 by his friend, who last saw him after they abandoned the car near Clearwater to start walking and became separated.
Heavy snow in the area has hampered the search effort.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — An interim director for the Walla Walla Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington has been named as the new permanent director for the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Oregon.
The News-Review reports Keith Allen will take over from interim director Kevin Forrest on March 17.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife officers are seeking information on the person or people who shot and killed an adult bald eagle in Douglas County.
Tips that lead to an arrest could lead to an award.
OSP said Thursday the eagle was found shot in the neck with a small caliber rifle from Lower Cow Creek Road approximately 2 miles south of Doe Creek Road. The shooting happened sometime in November.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife officials say 360,000 young salmon and eggs have died at a western Oregon fish hatchery.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in a news release Friday says the spring chinook died at the aging Cole Rivers Hatchery due to not getting enough oxygen.
Officials say a buildup of algae and failing equipment allowed silt and debris into the hatchery's water supply.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Historically, spring chinook have returned to the South Umpqua River by the thousands, spending time in deep, cool pools in the summer before spawning in the fall.
Greg Huchko with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said his department has been doing snorkel counts of the species for the past 40 years.
This year they counted 28 fish that had returned to their natal pools — the second lowest since the department started recording the numbers.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of Labrador retrievers from all over the nation are descending on Douglas County this week for the largest retriever competition in the U.S.
The News-Review reports Wednesday that the only state not represented among the 658 dogs attending this year's Master National AKC competition is Hawaii.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has closed Lake in the Woods campground in western Oregon more than a month early because someone damaged the tube used to collect camping fees.
The News-Review reports in a story on Friday that people can still walk to the campground in the Umpqua National Forest to fish.
The Forest Service says it's also investigating additional vandalism in other recreation sites along Highway 138 and Little River Road.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A rural southern Oregon county has a new morgue facility, three years after its two-body capacity became an issue following a mass shooting at the local community college.
The News-Review reports that Douglas County's new morgue in Roseburg has expanded its capacity for investigating deaths by 10-fold.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The Roseburg City Council has unanimously voted to approve ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft within city limits, with some conditions.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Search teams are trying to locate a California man who fell while taking a picture above a waterfall in southern Oregon.
Authorities say 23-year-old Brian Lewinstein, of Berkeley, California, had crossed a safety fence to snap the photo when he plummeted down an embankment Sunday afternoon.
The accident happened at Toketee Falls in Douglas County, Oregon, about 60 miles east of Roseburg.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman and her son have dropped a lawsuit that sought to mandate that students use bathrooms matching their gender at birth.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Land at a Roseburg cemetery will be dedicated in a public ceremony this month, in preparation for its future as a resting place for abandoned children who have died or been stillborn.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a cigarette caused a house fire that killed a person in southwestern Oregon.
Douglas County Fire District No. 2 says crews responding to Monday's fire in Green found heavy black smoke coming from the back of the home. A neighbor helped one person and a pet escape, but another person died in the blaze.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An attorney for a woman who left her toddler daughter in the car while she went to her job as a pediatric nurse practitioner said Thursday she didn't realize she had left girl behind and was suicidal when she realized her child was dead.
Defense attorney David Terry said in a letter to other defense attorneys that Nicole Engler first begged to be allowed to kill herself, and tore out clumps of her hair when she realized the little girl named Remington was dead.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A Roseburg car dealer has come up with a unique sales gimmick — 'Buy a car, get a gun."
The sign went up in front of Earnest Auto Sales last week, the same day 200 people rallied at the Douglas County Courthouse in support of the Second Amendment.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A toddler in Oregon died after being left alone in a hot car while her mother went to work as a family nurse practitioner, authorities said Friday.
Nicole Engler, 38, of Roseburg told investigators she thought she had taken her 21-month-old daughter Remington to daycare before heading to work, court documents say.
Instead, she completed her shift at 4 p.m. and found the toddler in the back seat — unconscious and blue, authorities said.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the death of Oregon toddler left in hot vehicle (all times local):
The mother of an Oregon girl who died after being left in a hot car told officers she thought he had dropped her daughter off at daycare.
Roseburg police say in an affidavit that 38-year-old Nicole Engler found her 21-month-old daughter unconscious and blue after finishing her shift as a nurse practitioner at Evergreen Family Medicine.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an Oregon child died after being left unattended in a vehicle for several hours, and the child's mother has been charged with second-degree manslaughter.
The Roseburg Police Department says the vehicle was parked Thursday in a lot near Evergreen Family Medicine. The child was pronounced dead at Mercy Medical Center.
The department has not released the child's name, age or gender, and has not responded to a request for more information.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Pauline Phillips leads a busy life. She still drives, does water aerobics every morning at the YMCA, leads Rosary at the Catholic Church and serves dinner at the Elks lodge, defying the fact that she is 98 years old. She was born on April 21, 1920 and has outlived two husbands.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A motorcyclist from Florida who was last seen May 28 in Oregon has been found injured on a dirt road in the Oregon wilderness.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that a search effort for Matthew Chapin, of Lake City, Florida, began Friday.
He was found Sunday near Clearwater Falls in the Umpqua National Forest, north of Crater Lake.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The Douglas County Landfill and transfer stations, along with its recycling partner, will be suspending all recycling efforts in the county.
The News-Review reports that the operations will be suspended June 1. The Douglas County Public Works Department in a statement Thursday cited a Chinese ban on some recyclables as the reason for the change.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — This summer, the Roseburg Bureau of Land Management is working to stop the flow of heavy metal contaminants from the Formosa Mine southwest of Riddle into nearby creeks.
BLM Project Manager Susan Lee said copper, zinc, mercury and gold had been mined from the site off and on from the early 20th century until the mid-1990s.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — One of the men who thwarted a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train is running for a county commissioner seat in western Oregon.
Alek Skarlatos, 25, announced his candidacy Tuesday to become a Douglas County commissioner, The News-Review reported .
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — It's the one place at Eastwood Elementary School where kids are actually encouraged to clown around.
As members of the Eastwood Clown College, seven students experience a program that's more than fun and games.
With the help of clown makeup, colorful outfits and crazy hair, miracles happen. When Luralea Wheeler teaches kids to find the funny, many gain confidence and overcome stage fright.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of shooting his friend while live-streaming has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter.
The News-Review reports 23-year-old John Walker Adams also pleaded not guilty to tampering with physical evidence in Douglas County Circuit Court Tuesday.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been arrested after a fatal stabbing in southwestern Oregon.
Roseburg police say Billy Dale Conner-Ferguson was arrested Monday, the same day officers found an unconscious man in the parking lot of a Rodeway Inn hotel. The victim was taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.
Police say the suspect and the victim knew each other.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Jennifer Myers of Roseburg can breathe easier now that a double lung transplant has given her a new lease on life.
Cystic fibrosis was taking away her ability to breathe, and she got to the point where she was going to need the life-saving procedure to survive.