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PORTLAND, Ore.—A federal grand jury in Portland returned an indictment today charging a former resident of Newberg, Oregon with calling in hoax bomb threats to three schools and one hospital in Oregon. Sean Case McGinley, 40, has been charged with four counts of making interstate threats involving explosives and four counts of conveying false information […]

Salem, Ore. – Peter DeFazio, the longest-serving member who represented Oregon’s Fourth Congressional District for 36 years has announced he will not seek re-election Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today announced he will not seek re-election in 2022. DeFazio, Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, served 36 years in the House of Representatives, […]

Everyone age 18 and older is now eligible for a COVID-19 booster dose. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free. Today, the Oregon Health Authority authorized pharmacies, health clinics and other vaccine providers in the state to begin administering boosters. The state’s orders follow actions by the federal government and the Western States Scientific Safety Review […]

SALEM, Ore. – Fire season has now ended on all 16 million acres of Oregon forestland protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. The last three districts – Klamath-Lake, Northeast Oregon and the Walker Range Forest Patrol Association – ended their fire seasons Friday morning, Oct. 22 at 12:01 a.m. The 2021 wildfire seasons in […]

EUGENE, Ore.—On September 15, 2021, a coordinated law enforcement operation targeting the leader and several associates of a Lane County drug trafficking cell led to the seizure of 384 pounds of methamphetamine, the largest single methamphetamine seizure in Oregon State history and valued at over a million dollars. The operation, led by the U.S. Drug […]

CORRECTION: This news release is being corrected to include a hyperlink for the new Interim Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals, in addition to a hyperlink to the updated Statewide Reopening Guidance – Masks, Face Coverings, Face Shields. OHA will be hosting a Media Availability today at 3pm. Oregon State Public Health Officer and Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger will […]

REEDSPORT, Ore. – The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is continuing its investigation into the officer involved shooting incident which took place on Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 in Reedsport. The suspect in the incident has been identified as 30-year-old David Robert Ruozi Jr. Ruozi had been identified by Springfield Police Department as the suspect in […]

Salem, Ore. – ShakeAlert® Earthquake Early Warning System, an earthquake detection tool operated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), goes live in Oregon on March 11, 2021. No sign up is required to receive ShakeAlert notifications, and the only action needed is to enable emergency alerts through a cell phone’s settings. For instructions on where […]

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – On Friday, February 26, 2021, Deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office served search warrants in Elkton and Cottage Grove, Oregon, in regard to a five-month long investigation into a fraudulent non-profit organization ran by an individual using the alias of “John P Hope.” During the course of the investigation, “Hope” […]

Douglas County, Ore. – On Tuesday, Douglas County Commissioners released a statement in opposition to a declaration by a local grassroots uprising opposing, in their words, “another lock down order by Governor Kate Brown.” The group that calls themselves “Citizens Against Tyranny,” are asking local citizens to circulate a document for businesses, customers, or a […]