“We actually found that those airborne particles collected by the filters sucking air out of the room tended to be slightly more identifiable than those some of the settled particles that went into the Petri dish," explained Ashley Bateman, part of the Human Microbial Cloud Study.
Sad, angry and appalled, two dozen Senate democrats led by Oregon's delegation described their frustration in the wake of the tragedy in Roseburg. “Every community could be the next,” said Oregon Senator Jeff Merkeley.
A 19-year-old woman who was shot several times last week at Umpqua Community College remains hospitalized in critical condition.
The district attorney heralded the bravery of the two Roseburg Police detectives who took on the Umpqua Community College shooter on October 1.
At 11 a.m., Umpqua Community College staff locked hands and stood in a silent line, their heads bowed in a moment of silence for the 8 students and their teacher who died a week ago when a gunman opened fire inside their classroom.
"Once the roommate exited, the sergeants on scene discussed pulling back the police presence," Police Chief Pete Kerns wrote in a memo to City Manager Jon Ruiz. "However, due to Mr. Babb's emotional state and his possession of rifles, they would not be able to leave entirely, due to the continued risk to the public. Mr. Babb appeared at the door with a rifle before any additional plan could be put in place."
But the most surprising development at one dispensary: the number of recreational buyers inquiring about medical uses for marijuana.
Police and school officials investigated a possible threat toward a school on Wednesday and determined it wasn't credible. But the threat took on new life via social media overnight.
A 12-week-old kitten who was shot in the head was found clinging to life in a Portland dumpster last month.
Three military aircraft attracted a lot of attention Wednesday in Roseburg, Ore., where the president is expected Friday to meet with the families of the victims of the October 1 mass shooting at Umpqua Community College. The airport in Roseburg is not rated to handle an aircraft like Air Force One. The president could fly in to Eugene by plane and then transit via helicopter to Roseburg.