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Police log: Man accused of creating a hostile working environment recorded without permission

These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all of the incidents or their final outcomes. 12:33 a.m. — Unattended death reported in the 1200 block of Quines Creek Road, Azalea.


Redbarn Dispensary expands into Roseburg

Redbarn Dispensary has outgrown its space in Myrtle Creek and is adding another location in Roseburg this month. General Manager Martijn Wagner said expansion was always part of the plan since the dispensary opened in 2017.



February 15, 2019 9:15 a.m. A pedestrian was hit while using his cell phone Thursday night in Roseburg. Information from the Roseburg Police said the 46-year old man was walking home at the corner of Stewart Parkway and Garden Valley around 9:00 p.m. The man reportedly proceeded across the intersect


Letter | Oregon Supreme Court defies voters

Oregonians should be upset by the Jan. 31 ruling by the Oregon Supreme Court. The court unanimously voted to overturn Ballot Measure 57 of 2008 that was intended to increase the sentences for repeat offenders of property crimes in Oregon. This measure was passed by the people — not the Legislature —


Wholistic Earth brings healing to Roseburg

Rae Copitka opened her herb and tea shop on Tuesday to help people in Douglas County heal themselves and their animals the old-fashioned way. The dream is 12 years in the making for Copitka, but she has been practice holistic healing for over 30 years. She said there isn’t an option for people looki


James Davis is the new Douglas County Museum Director

ROSEBURG — The Douglas County Board of Commissioners have appointment James Davis new Douglas County Museum Director. Davis will be responsible for directing all aspects of the museum system in Douglas County.



February 15, 2019 9:40 a.m. A Roseburg woman was jailed Thursday night, accused of stealing a vehicle and for harassment. Information from Roseburg Police said at about 11:30 a.m. officers responded to a disturbance in the 2900 block of Yount. The report said most everyone at the location was intoxi


Chain requirements in effect on I-5 in SW Oregon

Various chain requirements are in effect Friday morning on all southwest Oregon I-5 mountain passes and on U.S. 199 in the Illinois Valley, Oregon DOT reports. Drivers should expect delays and changing winter driving conditions Friday and through the weekend.


Settlement brings reforms to Oregon county jail

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.


Power outage in southwest Douglas County affects 3,700 homes

A power outage in southwestern Douglas County left approximately 3,700 Douglas Electric Co-op members without service for approximately an hour in the Camas Valley and Tenmile areas.


Applicants needed for Douglas County Planning Commission

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested persons to serve on the Douglas County Planning Commission. The Planning Commission is a seven-member advisory and decision making body of Douglas County. Members represent differing interest, geographic areas and occu


Oregon woman killed in Pennsylvania by man she met online, police say

GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) - Police in Pennsylvania say a 24-year-old Gresham woman was brutally murdered by a man she met online. Now, investigators are searching for her body. “This is something no family should ever have to go through,” said Traci Dominguez, the victim’s aunt.


Text messages between Oregon police and far-right group being investigated

The mayor of Portland, Oregon, has ordered and investigation into texts between a police lieutenant and the leader of the right wing group Patriot Prayer, as the group was involved in violent clashes with anti-fascist counterprotesters. KGW's Tim Gordon reports.


Landlords seek to evict Oregon Senate’s new rental bill

A vote to make Oregon the first state in the nation to adopt statewide rent control and make it more difficult for landlords to evict tenants without a reason has evoked swift and stern local reaction.


Douglas County Male Prep Athlete of the Week: Hunter Agsten, Roseburg

Events: 500 freestyle, 200 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay. Hobbies/Other interests: Cross country, track and field, playing video games, playing Dungeons and Dragons, Interact Club, National Honor Society.


Search for missing man suspended in Douglas County

TOKETEE FALLS, Ore. – The search for a missing man in Douglas County was temporarily suspended due to unfavorable weather conditions. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said on the evening of February 4, 29-year-old Anthony Fennimore of Silverton told police he and his friend, 30-year-old Jeffery A


Keith Brown recaps Friday unofficial visit to Oregon

One of the top players in the state of Oregon regardless of class is 2021 linebacker, Keith Brown. He just came off an unofficial...


Texts show collusion between police and far-right extremists, Oregon official claims

PORTLAND, Ore. — A member of Portland's city council said Thursday a newspaper's report that the commander for the police rapid response team exchanged friendly text messages with a leader of far-right protests that have rocked the city confirms collusion exists between some police and right-wing ex


Funding to Help Rural Oregon Passes Congress, Heads to White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced major investments that will help Oregon’s rural communities are included in the 2019 package of spending bills, which have been passed by Congress and sent to the White House for a signature. Key funding for Oregon


Oregon lawmaker teams with nonprofit to create mental health hotline

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A Oregon lawmaker is teaming with a local nonprofit organization to help reduce the number of suicides in the state. Across the country, Oregon has one of the highest suicide rates, with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention finding startlingly high figures among young