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Man wounded in Reedsport shooting dies of injuries (1)

July 24, 2014 — 

REEDSPORT — A man wounded in an exchange of gunfire with authorities July 17 died of his injuries Saturday evening at Lower Umpqua Hospital in Reedsport, Oregon State Police said …

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Roseburg man tired of the homeless camp next door (2)

July 24, 2014 — 

Tents, chairs and human waste litter a mile-long stretch of the South Umpqua River from the end of Mill Street to Tipton Road in southeast Roseburg, evidence of a homeless …

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Police Log: Theft of gas reported in Glendale (3)

July 24, 2014 — 

These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all the incidents or their final outcomes. POLICE LOG …

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FEATURE PHOTO: North Umpqua River casting call (4)

July 24, 2014 — 

A fly fisherman casts on the North Umpqua River Wednesday. Temperatures are expected to climb back into the low 90s with sunny skies again over the weekend, following a midweek …

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OSU students on long-distance run stop in Roseburg (5)

July 24, 2014 — 

On the first day, Isaiah Godby took a salt shaker from a Burgerville in Monmouth to replenish the sodium his brother sweated out running in 94-degree heat. Godby, 21, and …

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Man crashes near Duck Pond in Roseburg (6)

July 24, 2014 — 

A 78-year-old man who lost consciousness while driving and crashed near the Stewart Park Duck Ponds on Wednesday was in good condition today at Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, according …

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Roseburg School District employee re-elected union president (7)

July 24, 2014 — 

Tim Stoelb of the Roseburg School District was re-elected president of the Oregon School Employees Association at a conference in Portland last month. This is his second term in the …

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Retiring Douglas County commissioner optimistic in last talk to timber group (8)

July 24, 2014 — 

Douglas County Commissioner Doug Robertson said today he’s hopeful that before he retires next week a Senate committee will consider Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden’s Oregon & California Railroad trust lands …

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Cow Creek tribe sees cash slipping south if Coquille tribe builds Medford casino (9)

July 24, 2014 — 

MEDFORD — A rival casino in Medford could cut in half revenue at the Seven Feathers Casino Resort 70 miles away in Canyonville, according to Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe Chairman …

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Oregon Musical Theatre Festival sets feet dancing, voices soaring (10)

July 24, 2014 — 

It’s been rather laid back this week around Umpqua Community College’s Swanson Amphitheatre. Certainly as compared to the scene inside Jacoby Auditorium, where director Troy Pennington deftly passed from crisis …

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New health trend: Camel milk does a body good | Moms (11)

July 24, 2014 — 

It seems that everywhere you turn, you can find a new healthy idea. There is a constant desire to find the next product that will be the greatest thing you …

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Jury finds Roseburg man guilty of sexual abuse (12)

July 23, 2014 — 

A 30-year-old Roseburg man was convicted Wednesday of three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, according to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office. Roy Lawrence Phelps was acquitted of second-degree attempted …

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OSP withholding names of man, officers involved in Reedsport shooting (13)

July 23, 2014 — 

Oregon State Police have not yet released the identity or condition of a man wounded in a shootout with authorities July 17 in Reedsport. The man was receiving treatment last …

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Other mills eye Swanson Group workers displaced by Springfield fire (14)

July 23, 2014 — 

Wood-products companies are rallying around one of their own and have reached out to Swanson Group about openings for the 250 workers displaced by a fire Thursday that destroyed Swanson’s …

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Police Log: Theft of electronics in Glide (15)

July 23, 2014 — 

These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all the incidents or their final outcomes. POLICE LOG …

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Winston cancer survivor’s story woven into this year’s Relay for Life (16)

July 23, 2014 — 

Jennifer Lucas was 28 years old when she entered the hospital for removal of a mass she thought might be a large cyst. She awoke to discover she had been …

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Lightning sparks several fires in Douglas County forests (17)

July 23, 2014 — 

Fire crews were responding this morning to six reports of smoke rising in the Umpqua National Forest and one fire on Douglas Forest Protective Association land near Tiller following a …

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Roseburg Mormon congregations plan Day of Service (18)

July 23, 2014 — 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints congregations will work on projects Saturday throughout Douglas County for their annual Day of Service. Four groups will clean up areas, including two …

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FERC sets date for decision on natural gas pipeline through Douglas County (19)

July 23, 2014 — 

Federal regulators have announced they will decide in May 2015 whether to allow a Canadian company to export natural gas to Asia via a pipeline that would cross Douglas County. …

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FEATURE PHOTO: Sprucing up the Oakland Museum (20)

July 23, 2014 — 

Lonnie Hendrix paints the front facade of the Oakland Museum Saturday. A $4,200 grant from The Kinsman Foundation of Milwaukie helped pay for the new coat. Museum Director Louise Stearns …

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