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Local & Regional Gaddis Park fire being investigated in Roseburg Gaddis Park fire being investigated in Roseburg
The Roseburg Fire Department was called out to a natural cover fire Monday afternoon at Gaddis Park, near the Umpqua River, where callers reported seeing smoke in the area. RFD officials say a witness told authorities a male wearing all black was seen in the area of the burned vegetation prior to the firefighter’s arrival.
Local & Regional Study: Natural changes in wind cause Pacific warming Study: Natural changes in wind cause Pacific warming
A new study released Monday found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of North America over the past century closely followed natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming.
Local & Regional Deck burns in Roseburg fire Deck burns in Roseburg fire
The Roseburg Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that burned the back porch of a home on NE Rifle Range Road in Roseburg.
Local & Regional Report: Oregon faces one of the worst juvenile crime problems in the nation Report: Oregon faces one of the worst juvenile crime problems in the nation (Video)
Should teen offenders be let out on field trips? The Washington County teen accused of raping a woman outside Autzen Stadium last weekend was participating in a program that stresses alternatives to putting juvenile offenders under lock and key. But the On Your Side Investigators uncovered reports that show such alternatives have been called into question.
Local & Regional Umpqua Hot Springs getting a facelift Umpqua Hot Springs getting a facelift
The U.S. Forest Service is looking for volunteers for the National Public Lands Day cleanup September 27 at the Umpqua Hot Springs trail head to replace a signboard, pick up litter, and remove brush and invasive weeds. Umpqua National Forest officials say the site is the portal to popular hot springs where heavy use has created damage to the site such as graffiti, unsightly camping sites, and litter.