A California man accused stealing guns from a Myrtle Creek gun store and leading police on a chase down Interstate 5, has been ordered by a Douglas County judge to be sent to the Oregon State Hospital in Salem.
The attorney for a California man accused of breaking into a storage facility and into a gun shop in Myrtle Creek, stealing firearms and leading police on a chase on Interstate 5, plans to file a motion that his client is not fit to proceed to trial.
Emergency crews had nearly completed a fire line around the Days Creek Road Fire on Monday night, with fire activity substantially dropping from earlier in the day.
A natural cover fire west of Glendale was stopped at about one acre Sunday evening, according to Douglas Forest Protective Association.
A Douglas County judge has denied a motion to dismiss charges for Travis Leroy Bean, an Azalea man, who is accused of murdering two people on Sept. 3, 2016, near Azalea.
Firefighters from three departments responded to a blaze on the Interstate 5 median south of Roberts Mountain just after 7 p.m. Tuesday night. Strong winds quickly spread the blaze, which burned about 5 acres before firefighters had it out.
A Douglas County judge has set a trial date for next year for a man accused of shooting and killing two men in Winston in the early morning hours of March 15.
RIDDLE — The Sawdust Jubilee has been a Riddle tradition since the early 1980s, encompassing a weekend of vendors, live entertainment, food, family events and fireworks. This year’s festival was canceled due to state gathering restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CANYONVILLE — Several years of financial hardship combined with the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the South County YMCA to close permanently, it was announced Thursday.
WINSTON — Getting red pandas to Wildlife Safari has been a goal of staffers there for at least the past two years. Achieving that goal during a worldwide pandemic became a bit of a challenge.
WINSTON — A wall with mosaics on either side that has stood at Douglas High School since the early 1950s will likely have to be preserved through the fundraising efforts of a community group after the school board took no official action during Wednesday’s meeting.
For graduating senior Janis Faldalen, getting her diploma at a drive-thru ceremony Saturday didn’t dim the excitement one bit.
Douglas County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a death in southeastern Douglas County after a body was located Monday morning, about 5 miles southeast of Days Creek near the Tiller Trail Highway.
MYRTLE CREEK — For more than 50 years, the hamburger restaurant in Myrtle Creek, now known as Tommy’s All-American Burgers, has been a place where high school students would get their first job.
WINSTON — Dan Van Slyke couldn’t help but smile when he talked earlier this week about a recent resurgence of Wildlife Safari.
Most of the 100 employees at C&D Lumber in Riddle went back to work this week following a 12-day shutdown after a second employee tested positive to COVID-19.
Low-water conditions in the South Umpqua River likely won’t keep anglers from trying to fill their daily catch limits in the coming weeks and months. Not with an influx of fish there.
This is my first Chamber Corner so, as a way of introduction, my name is Katy Bernal. I was recently elected president of the Myrtle Creek~Tri City Area Chamber of Commerce for the 2020-2021 two-year term.
MYRTLE CREEK — Laura Hollifield and Henry Stevens were named Myrtle Creek-Tri City Area Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year and Man of the Year, respectively. Saturday’s celebration, held at the Elks Lodge in Myrtle Creek, marked the 62nd anniversary of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
WINSTON — Police said a 71-year-old male driver suffered a significant medical event, more than likely causing him to crash into the Old West Building on North Main Street on Thursday, damaging two metal signal control cabinets that manage the town’s only traffic lights.