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Police, school officials investigate threat at Roseburg middle school

(KPIC image) ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Roseburg Public Schools reported a school threat was found written on a toilet paper dispenser in a girl's bathroom stall Tuesday at Joseph Lane Middle School in Roseburg. "The threat has been reported to the authorities and is being investigated by the Jo Lane admini

KPIC - 2018-03-21 05:51:55

Roseburg man pleads guilty to child porn charges

The Roseburg man accused of producing child pornography pleaded guilty to several sex abuse crimes Tuesday. Kelly Shane Rice, 29, was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse, using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct and two counts of first-degree encouraging child sex abuse after he took

NRTODAY.COM - 2018-03-21 14:00:00

New victim added to case accusing Roseburg man of child sex abuse

The attorney for a 77-year-old Roseburg man who has been charged with several sex abuse crimes filed an objection in court Tuesday. Leo Keith Barton is charged with five counts of first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sodomy and first-degree unlawful sexual penetration. Barton was arraigned Tuesda

NRTODAY.COM - 2018-03-20 17:25:00

Roseburg home suffers estimated $27,500 in damage from morning fire

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Firefighters battled a morning blaze in Roseburg Wednesday. Roseburg Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 1206 SE Jackson Street at 10:41 a.m. The neighbor who called it in told dispatchers that other individuals were attempting to extinguish it. Arriv

KCBY - 2018-03-21 09:18:25

Roseburg attorney arrested for sex crimes pleads not guilty

The former Roseburg attorney charged with 25 counts of sex crimes pleaded not guilty in Douglas County Circuit Court Monday. Sean Michael Handlery, 37, was arrested January 3 after a "lengthy criminal investigation" in which police said he allegedly had sex with an underage girl at his house and in

NRTODAY.COM - 2018-03-19 23:13:00

Police K9 helps capture Roseburg man following vehicle pursuit

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Douglas County Sheriff's Office was able to apprehend a man who fled from deputies Monday thanks to the help of a Roseburg Police Department K9 unit. According to a Roseburg PD report, the K9 team responded around 5 p.m. to assist in a search for 29-year-old Raul Martinez Garza in

KPIC - 2018-03-20 11:17:56

Police Log: Owner tries to shrug off dog's biting by saying the dog is old and has no teeth

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. Douglas County sheriff 1:05 a.m. - Man who looks to be relieving himself is standing in the middle of Interstate 5 near mile

NRTODAY.COM - 2018-03-20 18:30:00

Report: Douglas ranked #32 out of 36 counties regarding citizen health level

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Douglas County is on the list of the unhealthiest counties in Oregon. According to a report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Douglas County is ranked 32nd out of 36 counties in the state, dropping one slot since the 2011 report. County health officials say current projects ke

KPIC - 2018-03-21 08:10:41

Police Make Largest-Ever Meth Bust in Douglas County

YONCALLA, Ore. - A traffic stop over the weekend turned into the biggest methamphetamine bust in Douglas County's history, according to the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT). Police seized 74 pounds of methamphetamine on Saturday, March 17. According to a statement, DINT was conducting an


Threat found in Joseph Lane Middle School bathroom

A second school threat has been found at Joseph Lane Middle School, school officials announced Tuesday afternoon. The threat was written on a toilet paper dispenser in the girl's bathroom, according to a press release. There are currently no suspects and the school does not believe the threat is cre

NRTODAY.COM - 2018-03-20 22:42:00

Grub & Pub Crawl brings out crowd

A crowd of green-clad beer lovers came out to the 20th Annual St. Paddy's Day Grub & Pub Crawl Saturday evening in downtown Roseburg. Debi and Floyd Price of Roseburg have been coming to the event every year for the last decade. "It's always a fun event dressing up," Floyd Price said at the crawl's

NRTODAY.COM - 2018-03-20 16:00:00

Police log: Caller has video of a can thief

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. 12:11 a.m. - Caller suspects there's a prowler outside after hearing a lot of loud thumps in the 400 block of Cherokee Avenu


Roseburg explores re-zoning Pine Street waterfront for commercial & residential use

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The City of Roseburg is working to bring more investment to parts of the city, and some changes you could begin seeing in the coming months. The Pine Street waterfront neighborhood in Roseburg is the middle ground between the South Umpqua river and the downtown area. The City of Ro

KPIC - 2018-03-20 07:19:54

Man arrested after allegedly assaulting, robbing sleeping Winchester Bay resident

An earlier version of this article stated Joshua Roberts had been arrested on several crimes related to the alleged assault. On Tuesday, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office released a revised statement, clarifying that Roberts had only been arrested on a warrant out of California and not on the crim


Northbound I-5 closed in Roseburg

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Northbound I-5 is partially closed in Roseburg due to a semi crash. One lane of traffic has been reopened. Traffic is detoured at exit 124, and travelers are expected to see delays for a while. Local drivers are asked to avoid the area. ROSEBURG, Ore. - Northbound I-5 is partiall


Powers man found shot in the neck Sunday morning

POWERS - A man was found shot in the neck and laying in the street early Sunday morning, but is expected to recover from his injuries, Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier said in a press release Sunday afternoon. At about 5:28 a.m., the Coos County Sheriff's 911 Center received several phone


All I-5 lanes reopened in Roseburg following semi crash

ROSEBURG, Ore. - All northbound lanes of Interstate 5 are reopened in Roseburg following a semi-truck crash earlier on Sunday morning that required a detour. ODOT is issuing a reminder that the I-5 speed limit is reduced in Roseburg, and drivers should watch for speed signs and drive with caution.


Police: Winchester Bay man attacked, robbed while sleeping

WINCHESTER BAY, Ore. -- A Winchester Bay man was attacked and robbed Friday morning and authorities have made an arrest. Just after 5 a.m. Friday, Douglas County 911 received a medical alert alarm activated by a man at Fisherman's Mobile Home Park. When the ambulance arrived, they learned the man ha


Roseburg students participate in culinary competition

A beautiful aroma filled Roseburg High School's student center on Friday afternoon as three students had their final preparation for the annual Pro Start Invitational. Zachary Shilts, McKenna Book and Clara Kempton will make a three-course meal within 60 minutes at Sunday's competition at the Salem


Roseburg man straps on AR-15 to protest possible new gun restrictions

Many motorists driving by Fred Meyer on Garden Valley Boulevard in Roseburg Friday morning, noticed a man displaying signs, and may have been alarmed when they saw an AR-15 rifle strapped over his shoulder. William Eifert of Roseburg said the purpose was to organize an "open carry" rally to show sup