Latest Roseburg News

No ordinary 98-year-old

Jun. 10, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Pauline Phillips leads a busy life. She still drives, does water aerobics every morning at the YMCA, leads Rosary at the Catholic Church and serves dinner at the Elks lodge, defying the fact that she is 98 years old. She was born on April 21, 1920 and has outlived two husbands. On May...

Missing Florida motorcyclist found in Oregon wilderness

Jun. 4, 2018 10:44 AM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A motorcyclist from Florida who was last seen May 28 in Oregon has been found injured on a dirt road in the Oregon wilderness. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that a search effort for Matthew Chapin, of Lake City, Florida, began Friday. He was found Sunday near...

Douglas County suspends recycling service due to Chinese ban

May. 25, 2018 1:57 AM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The Douglas County Landfill and transfer stations, along with its recycling partner, will be suspending all recycling efforts in the county. The News-Review reports that the operations will be suspended June 1. The Douglas County Public Works Department in a statement Thursday cited a...

BLM trying stop flow of contaminants from SW Oregon mine

May. 23, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — This summer, the Roseburg Bureau of Land Management is working to stop the flow of heavy metal contaminants from the Formosa Mine southwest of Riddle into nearby creeks. BLM Project Manager Susan Lee said copper, zinc, mercury and gold had been mined from the site off and on from the...

Paris train hero runs for county commissioner in Oregon

May. 16, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — One of the men who thwarted a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train is running for a county commissioner seat in western Oregon. Alek Skarlatos, 25, announced his candidacy Tuesday to become a Douglas County commissioner, The News-Review reported . The former Oregon National...

Eastwood students take clowning around to a whole new level

May. 6, 2018 3:02 AM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — It's the one place at Eastwood Elementary School where kids are actually encouraged to clown around. As members of the Eastwood Clown College, seven students experience a program that's more than fun and games. With the help of clown makeup, colorful outfits and crazy hair, miracles...

Man pleads not guilty to killing friend while live-streaming

May. 3, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of shooting his friend while live-streaming has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter. The News-Review reports 23-year-old John Walker Adams also pleaded not guilty to tampering with physical evidence in Douglas County Circuit Court Tuesday. A medical examiner ruled...

Man charged in Roseburg homicide; victim stabbed near hotel

Apr. 30, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been arrested after a fatal stabbing in southwestern Oregon. Roseburg police say Billy Dale Conner-Ferguson was arrested Monday, the same day officers found an unconscious man in the parking lot of a Rodeway Inn hotel. The victim was taken by ambulance to Mercy...

Roseburg woman breathing easier after double-lung transplant

Apr. 21, 2018 3:02 AM EDT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Jennifer Myers of Roseburg can breathe easier now that a double lung transplant has given her a new lease on life. Cystic fibrosis was taking away her ability to breathe, and she got to the point where she was going to need the life-saving procedure to survive. Myers, 34, was born...