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Opening statements in Vonnevin case
February 19, 2014 09:20 am

More than a year after he allegedly participated in an assault that almost left a man dead on the beach in Port Orford, Allen Douglas Vonnevin had his day in court Tuesday.

Vonnevin, 34, and Glen Burkhow, 33, are accused of attempted murder in the Jan. 12, 2013 incident. 

 

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More rain for saturated Curry County coast
February 15, 2014 10:32 am

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Another two 2 to 3 inches of rain is forecast today (Feb. 15) as the latest in a week-long series of storms arrives, accompanied by high winds, with gusts of 35 to 45 mph on the coast and up to 60 mph along sections of Highway 199. 

A flood watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Saturday for Curry County, as is a landslide warning. 


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County officials explore tax solutions
February 15, 2014 10:25 am

Curry County Sheriff John Bishop has a few ideas he garnered from the Public Safety Summit meeting last month, and thinks they might be plausible — albeit, partial — solutions to the county’s financial woes.

They include a property tax, gas tax and address tax.

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Jail consolidation off the table
February 15, 2014 10:19 am
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Flood and landslide warnings issued for Curry County
February 13, 2014 03:59 pm

The National Weather Service is predicting 2-3 inches of rain for the Curry County Thursday night, with another five inches possible through Saturday evening.


The new rain is on top of the more than four inches Brookings has received since Tuesday night. A “Pineapple Express” is responsible for carrying the moist air from near Hawaii to the Northwest.

  

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Norovirus responsible for illnesses at Kalmiopsis
February 12, 2014 02:24 pm

County public health officials confirmed that norovirus was responsible for causing hundreds of Kalmiopsis Elementary School students to become sick the past week.

Norovirus, a highly contagious virus, causes diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, stomach pains and fever and is not related to influenza. It is spread by coming into contact with infected individuals or food. People should wash their hands and avoid contact with those infected.

 

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