Latest Roseburg News

Roseburg City Council approves ride-sharing services

Aug. 14, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The Roseburg City Council has unanimously voted to approve ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft within city limits, with some conditions. The News-Review reports that the vote late Monday comes after Uber left the city in February because Roseburg threatened to fine the company...

Search on for California man who fell off Oregon waterfall

Aug. 13, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Search teams are trying to locate a California man who fell while taking a picture above a waterfall in southern Oregon. Authorities say 23-year-old Brian Lewinstein, of Berkeley, California, had crossed a safety fence to snap the photo when he plummeted down an embankment Sunday...

Oregon mom, son drop lawsuit over transgender bathroom use

Aug. 9, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman and her son have dropped a lawsuit that sought to mandate that students use bathrooms matching their gender at birth. The News-Review reports the lawsuit was filed in May against the Sutherlin School District in southwestern Oregon. The mother argued that her son...

Roseburg group arranges proper burials for abandoned babies

Aug. 2, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Land at a Roseburg cemetery will be dedicated in a public ceremony this month, in preparation for its future as a resting place for abandoned children who have died or been stillborn. It all started a few months ago, when Carol Hunt began worrying about what happens to the remains of...

House fire caused by cigarette kills 1 in Green, Oregon

Jul. 16, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a cigarette caused a house fire that killed a person in southwestern Oregon. Douglas County Fire District No. 2 says crews responding to Monday's fire in Green found heavy black smoke coming from the back of the home. A neighbor helped one person and a pet escape, but...

Attorney: Mother of dead baby left in hot car distraught

Jun. 28, 2018 7:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An attorney for a woman who left her toddler daughter in the car while she went to her job as a pediatric nurse practitioner said Thursday she didn't realize she had left girl behind and was suicidal when she realized her child was dead. Defense attorney David Terry said in a letter...

Oregon car dealer: 'Who doesn't like free guns'

Jun. 27, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A Roseburg car dealer has come up with a unique sales gimmick — 'Buy a car, get a gun." The sign went up in front of Earnest Auto Sales last week, the same day 200 people rallied at the Douglas County Courthouse in support of the Second Amendment. Anyone who purchases a car...

Police: Oregon toddler dies after being left in hot car

Jun. 22, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A toddler in Oregon died after being left alone in a hot car while her mother went to work as a family nurse practitioner, authorities said Friday. Nicole Engler, 38, of Roseburg told investigators she thought she had taken her 21-month-old daughter Remington to daycare before heading...

The Latest: Oregon toddler dies after being left in hot car

Jun. 22, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the death of Oregon toddler left in hot vehicle (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The mother of an Oregon girl who died after being left in a hot car told officers she thought he had dropped her daughter off at daycare. Roseburg police say in an affidavit that 38-year-old...

Oregon child dies after being left unattended in vehicle

Jun. 22, 2018 11:59 AM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an Oregon child died after being left unattended in a vehicle for several hours, and the child's mother has been charged with second-degree manslaughter. The Roseburg Police Department says the vehicle was parked Thursday in a lot near Evergreen Family Medicine. The...