A 17-year-old Brookings student whose SUV veered into oncoming traffic after she fell asleep at the wheel and killed a motorcyclist in 2010, had her 2011 conviction overturned Wednesday by the Oregon Court of Appeals.
Sierra Nicole Rigel, who graduated Brookings-Harbor High School in 2011, had been found guilty in juvenile court in 2011 of criminally negligent homicide and third-degree assault. She was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and had her license revoked for the rest of her life.
The Jo Marie, a commercial fishing boat that sank at the mouth of the Chetco River a week ago, is towed into the Port of Brookings Harbor Monday evening.
The waterborne, or rather water-logged, circus that has enthralled the Brookings area for the last week finally moved from center ring in the middle of the channel Monday evening.
Floated by inflated air bags and pulled by another boat, the Jo Marie made it to the barge slip around 5 p.m. Since then, workers have begun the task of pulling the boat on dry land, to dismantle the vessel and remove the remaining fuel.
Members of various law enforcement agencies and counties in Oregon on Friday discuss ways to address fiscal problems threatening to undermine public safety in their regions.
Elected leaders from 18 O&C counties now plan to break into smaller groups and meet in a month to better determine how to address their fiscal problems at the regional level, they agreed at a Public Safety Summit meeting last weekend in Gold Beach.
And the first step will likely address how to regain trust in public servants.