Neighbors told police they thought they heard gunshots coming from the house on Woodside Drive at around 6:45 a.m. Saturday.
Fire and police located a deceased person after responding to the reports of smoke and possible gunfire coming from the house.
Warning sirens went off shortly after the magnitude 8.2 quake struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday.
Chilean TV broke in with images from the first moments the quake hit.
The Chilean navy reported that the first tsunami wave hit the coast within 45 minutes of the quake.
Neighboring Peru and Bolivia also felt the effects.
Coming off of April Fool's Day and coming into the month that traditionally has the most "severe" weather (at least by paltry Pacific Northwest standards) I wanted to highlight a trick of atmospheric dynamics that fools countless people every year: "Scud" clouds and their tornado-like funnel impersonations.
The Coos Bay Police Department is advising the community about a predatory sex offender that will no longer be on active supervision.
The department sent a release on Tuesday, regarding Kenneth Dale Smart, 64, who resides at 245 9th Street in Coos Bay.
Coos Bay police say Smart has been convicted of first degree sex abuse and third degree felony rape.
According to the release, Smart used a position of trust to gain access to one victim, as well as threats. Police say he, "Used familiarity with the other victim to gain compliance."
Officers cited 12 protesters Tuesday for staging a sit-in at the Eugene City Manager’s Office over the closing of an illegal homeless camp, Eugene Police said.
The group demanded to meet with City Manager John Ruiz on the council’s decision to start closing "Whoville", a homeless campsite on Broadway and Hilyard St., in time for the site's April 15 closure deadline.
Deputies say a North Bend man was arrested on Tuesday for firing a gun towards another person after a confrontation.
The University of Oregon Ducks hosted the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, and defeated them in both games, 2-1 in the first and 10-4 in the second, making their season win-loss at 32-4.
One police investigator is working an online sting operation to bust sexual predators in Corvallis.
“My account was being so inundated, I had to focus on those that were closer to us,” said Corvallis PD Detective Bryan Rehnberg.
Officials said there are warning signs that can often warn parents of sexual predators contacting their children over the internet.
More than 10,000 blue ribbons hung from trees Tuesday, representing the number of reported child abuse cases in Oregon in 2012.
A magnitude 8.2 earthquake hit off the north coast of Chile Tuesday afternoon, prompting officials to issue a tsunami watch for the coastline of South and Latin America.
The quake hit around 4:47 pm Tuesday and generated a large tsunami, the U.S. Geological Service said.
A warning is in effect for up for areas along Central and South American Pacific coastline.
The National Weather Service said the Tsunami waves will likely crest at a half-foot tall when they arrive on the Pacific Northwest coastline.
Tuesday marked the start of the Oregon pink shrimp season. Officials say that after a great season last year, bringing in over 40 million pounds to coastal ports, they expect to have another great year.