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Veterans remains to be transported to the Douglas County Courthouse Friday

Twenty-nine veterans whose remains have waited unclaimed at a Roseburg funeral home, some for as many as 44 years, will be transported Friday morning to the Douglas County Courthouse. They will be stored there until memorial services with full military honors can be held, beginning May 14.


Woman dead, three injured in eastern Oregon highway crash

ONTARIO, Ore. - An Ontario woman was killed and three other people were injured in a head-on collision Wednesday in eastern Oregon. Oregon State Police say 41-year-old Roberta Chandler was driving southbound on Highway 201 at milepost 21 in a Pontiac Sunfire when she drifted into the northbound lane


Douglas County Female Prep Athlete of the Week: Lauren Houston, Roseburg

Interests/Hobbies: Volunteer for Special Olympics, hiking, ceramics. College Plans: Umpqua Community College for pre-nursing, then plans to transfer to Oregon State University.


Oregon sheriff known for standoff resigning

PORTLAND — A small-town sheriff who gained national attention for his leadership during a 41-day standoff with armed occupiers at a wildlife refuge in Oregon is resigning, citing chronic underfunding for his department and concerns about liability caused by an outdated and understaffed jail.


Easter Events in Douglas County

31st Annual Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt — 10 a.m., Amacher County Park, 5750 NE Stephens St., Winchester. Hunt is separated by age group. Free, though donation of canned or non-perishable food items requested.


New study sheds light on drug use in Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. -- A new study is shedding light on drug use in Oregon. The Center for Substance Abuse Research at the University of Maryland released a report this week, funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, showing high rates of combined opioid and methamphetamine use in patients seek



April 18, 2019 10:45 a.m. A Roseburg man was arrested on drug and other charges after being contacted on the railroad tracks near Gaddis Park on Wednesday night. Information from the Roseburg Police Department said at about 5:40 p.m. 27-year old Merrill Ball was detained. He was charged with unlawfu


Roseburg City Council shows support of allied, mental health college

Roseburg City Council unanimously decided to prepare a letter of support, which includes financial commitments, for the allied and mental health college during its special city council meeting Wednesday.


Sutherlin man arrested in child prostitution sting

EUGENE, Ore. -- A Sutherlin man was arrested in a child prostitution sting in Eugene, police said. Bryan Ray Warren, 38, is accused of responding to a posting by special investigations detectives, who posed online as a 15-year-old girl.


Minimum wage set to increase across Oregon starting July 1

SALEM, Ore. — Minimum wage workers are set to receive a boost this July when a planned increase for the entire state of Oregon goes into effect. The actual amount of the increase and overall minimum hourly wage varies — largely by county. According to the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI), the i



A Roseburg man was held on a burglary charge Tuesday night. Information from the Roseburg Police said at about 5:50 p.m. 38-year old Brandon Scott was identified as a suspect in a past burglary and was located near the corner of Jackson and Washington in downtown.


Oregon lawmakers weigh bill allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses

SALEM, Ore — Dozens of supporters and opponents attended a public hearing in Salem to voice their opinions on a bill that would allow non-citizens in Oregon to obtain driver's licenses.



A Roseburg man was arrested after a mace incident on Tuesday. A report from the Roseburg Police said at about 1:30 a.m. 32-year old Christopher Smith allegedly emptied an entire can of bear mace on a 29-year old woman. The man claimed the action was in self-defense.


Wolves attack cow in eastern Oregon

BAKER COUNTY, Ore. – A cow had to be euthanized after being severely injured by wolves in eastern Oregon. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said on the morning of April 16, a rancher in rural Baker County reportedly saw two wolves while riding into private pasture land to check on cattle.


Oregon politicians react to Mueller report

Oregon politicians have released statements regarding the Thursday release of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller. Here’s a sampling of opinions. “Now that we have seen the contents of the Mueller report, it is abundantly clear that Attorney General Barr’s actions several weeks ago and th


New variety of zebra chip disease threatens potato production in southwestern Oregon

Named after the dark stripes that form inside potatoes after they are cut and fried, zebra chip disease is a potentially devastating affliction that can result in yield losses up to 100% for farmers.


Police log: Man scraping paint off of white van

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. 2:29 p.m. — Son said he was just robbed at gunpoint by two people in the 400 block of Pioneer Way, Roseburg.


How fast are Oregon counties growing — or shrinking? All 36, ranked

Central Oregon is by far the fastest growing part of the state, new census data show. Not anywhere near the top of the list? The Portland metro, which previously led the way. As the Portland area's economic growth has slowed, its population growth followed. That's not unexpected, given a yearslong s


Child found safe after being abducted in Oakland

A 3-year-old child was found safe after she was abducted Tuesday morning in Oakland, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. At approximately 11:19 a.m., an unknown man and woman, driving a silver Toyota Corolla with tinted windows and a sticker of the State of Oregon on its back window, r


Manhattan Beach feels like a secret, tucked-away treasure on the north Oregon coast

Turn off U.S. 101, cross the railroad tracks and look for the retro wooden sign welcoming you to Manhattan Beach Wayside, one of the least-visited, tucked-away parks on the Oregon coast between Nehalem Bay and Rockaway Beach.