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Man accused of using Kung-Fu to destroy property in Sutherlin (1)

September 20, 2014 — 

A 27-year-old man accused of using Kung-Fu to destroy benches at the Sutherlin rodeo grounds was shocked with a Taser after attempting to flee police. Sutherlin police were dispatched to …

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Man accused of hitting Roseburg police officer with soda, fleeing (2)

September 20, 2014 — 

A Roseburg man was arrested Thursday afternoon after reportedly striking an officer with a soda and fleeing on foot through businesses and yards, according to Roseburg police. An officer stopped …

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Blaze damages deck of Roseburg home (3)

September 20, 2014 — 

The Roseburg Fire Department is investigating the cause of a blaze that damaged the deck of a home on Northeast Rifle Range Friday afternoon. A concerned neighbor reported seeing flames …

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Fender bender creates chain reaction on Harvard Avenue (4)

September 19, 2014 — 

A vehicle following too close and unable to stop at a red light in time created a four-car pileup Thursday afternoon at the corner of Harvard Avenue and Umpqua Street, …

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Police Log: Bear spotted in Myrtle Creek backyard (5)

September 19, 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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Sutherlin man accused of assaulting teen (6)

September 19, 2014 — 

Sutherlin police arrested a 52-year-old man accused of assaulting a 15-year-old boy late Sunday night. The victim was at a friend’s house in the 800 block of West Second Street …

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Police Log: Husband throws cigarette roller, complains about going to work (7)

September 18, 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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Roseburg man arraigned in convenience store murder (8)

September 18, 2014 — 

A Roseburg mother of four killed while working the night shift at a convenience store Tuesday was stabbed multiple times then bludgeoned with a hammer, according to court documents. John …

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Roseburg Costco evacuated after coolant leaks (9)

September 18, 2014 — 

A leak of nontoxic fluid caused a storewide evacuation at Costco at 4141 N.E. Stephens Street in Roseburg. An 800-pound container of refrigerant ruptured on one of the store’s loading …

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Police catch suspected purse snatcher (10)

September 18, 2014 — 

A 21-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon after reportedly stealing an elderly woman’s purse and fleeing in a stolen vehicle, according to Sutherlin police. Police said they received a report …

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Police log: Horses run wild on Reston Road (11)

September 18, 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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Police release few details in Tuesday murder case (12)

September 17, 2014 — 

After nearly a five-hour standoff Tuesday, authorities arrested a Roseburg man accused of slaying an employee at the Fast Stop Market & Deli earlier in the day. John Joseph Flannigan, …

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Community remembers murdered Roseburg mother of four (13)

September 17, 2014 — 

Pleasant, funny, hard-working. This is how friends, family and community members remembered Fast Stop employee Lori Lynn Rothrock, 38, during a candlelight vigil outside the market Tuesday night. About 50 …

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Wildfire damages Roseburg Forest Products mill in Weed, California (14)

September 16, 2014 — 

A fast-moving wildfire burned Roseburg Forest Products mill buildings in Weed, California, and also consumed more than 100 other structures after sweeping through the small logging town south of the …

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BREAKING NEWS: Roseburg police identify victim in Fast Stop Market homicide, arrest local man (15)

September 16, 2014 — 

UPDATE - 3:35 p.m. — The Roseburg Police Department has confirmed the identities of both the victim and individual arrested in connection with the Fast Stop Market homicide from earlier …

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Police Log: Resident catches woman burglarizing his home in Canyonville (16)

September 15, 2014 — 

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Roseburg man suspected of sex abuse (17)

September 15, 2014 — 

A Roseburg man was arrested Sunday night after he allegedly attacked an 18-year-old woman who was out walking, according to Roseburg police. The woman told police she was walking in …

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UPDATE: High-speed pursuit ends in Roseburg neighborhood (18)

September 14, 2014 — 

A 24-year-old Roseburg man was arrested early Sunday morning following a high-speed chase that, at times, reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and injured a Roseburg police …

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Appeals court upholds firearms convictions (19)

September 13, 2014 — 

An appeals court has upheld a Douglas County man’s two separate convictions of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The ruling, which stems from a case in Douglas …

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ROSEBURG: Cigarette causes grass fire (20)

September 12, 2014 — 

Firefighters responded to a grass fire this morning near the railroad tracks on Southeast Mill Street, according to the Roseburg Fire Department. Neighbors called 911 shortly before noon after seeing …

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