News Roundup

Garth Brooks’ Daughter Allie Releases Two New Tracks After Coronavirus Battle


Allie Colleen, the youngest daughter of Garth Brooks, has released two new songs: “Best Friend” (which you can listen to here) and “Road You Take” (at the link here) The up-and-coming performer is one Brooks’ three daughters

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Chris Janson’s “Done” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard Country Airplay Chart


Chris Janson’s single, “Done,” ascended to the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. “Done” – inspired by Chris’ wife, Kelly — is featured on his 2019 album, Real Friends. “Done” follows Chris’ previous Billboard

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Eric Church Drops New Song “Bad Mother Trucker”


Eric Church has released his latest song, “Bad Mother Trucker,” written by Eric, Casey Beathard, Luke Dick and Jeremy Spillman. “Bad Mother Trucker” follows Eric’s single, “Stick That in Your Country Song,” which is currently No. 34

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Lauren Alaina Announces New 6-Song EP “Getting Over Him”


Lauren Alaina will release her new EP, Getting Over Him, on Sept. 4. Lauren co-wrote all the tracks on the six-song project, which features duets with Jon Pardi on the title track, and Lukas Graham on “What

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 395C – Harney County


On Sunday, August 2, 2020 at approximately 9:50 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 395C near Lost Creek Timber Rd. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Jon Meek (63) of Riverside, CA, was northbound when he attempted to pass a farm tractor pulling a bailer, operated by a juvenile male, that had just started a left turn.  The motorcycle struck the left front of the farm tractor.

Meek was transported by air ambulance to Saint Lukes Hospital in Idaho where he was pronounced deceased.

The juvenile was not injured in the crash.

OSP was assisted by the Harney County Sheriff's Office, Harney District Ambulance, and ODOT.

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$100 to Good Feet Store and a Getaway!


You could win a $100 gift card and a one night stay for two at the Old Town Inn in Florence, from The Good Feet Store and New Country 93.3! To enter, go to The Good Feet

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Take A Look At Dan + Shay’s New Video For “I Should Probably Go to Bed”


Dan + Shay have dropped the new video for their new single, “I Should Probably Go to Bed.” Written by Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Sean Douglas and Jason Evigan, “I Should Probably Go to Bed” was produced

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Luke Combs Marries Fiancée Nicole Hocking In Small Florida Ceremony


Luke Combs married his longtime girlfriend, Nicole Hocking, in a small ceremony at their home in Florida on Saturday, August 1st. Luke revealed the news via Twitter, saying: “Yesterday was the best day of my life. I

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OSP Requesting Information from Witnesses/Victims of Crashes/Reckless Driving – Coos/Douglas/Lane Counties (Photo)


On Saturday, August 1, 2020 at approximately 10:37 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers were dispatched to a reckless driver and hit and run crash located on Hwy 101 milepost 233 just north of North Bend, OR.

The reporting person advised they were stopped at the traffic signal at East Bay Dr. and Hwy 101 when they were struck  from behind. The suspect vehicle, a green older Dodge 1500 pickup with a green canopy bearing CA license plate, then accelerated attempting to push the vehicle into the intersection.

None of the occupants were injured and the Dodge continued northbound on Hwy 101 driving recklessly.

OSP was notified by the Coos Bay Police Department they were investigating the same Dodge pickup for striking several vehicles while traveling north on Hwy 101 through the city of Coos Bay. 

OSP received a report the Dodge was observed at the trailhead to Siltcoos Lake, near the city of Florence, where the vehicle had intentionally struck several more vehicles and was again observed driving recklessly.

One occupant from a struck vehicle was injured and transported by West Lane Ambulance to Florence Hospital.

Oregon State Police Troopers responded to the area and located Kevin Simpson (47) of Eureka CA. on Hwy 101 near milepost 196. He was lodged a the Lane County Jail for failure to perform the duties of a driver (hit and run), reckless endangerment, reckless driving, and criminal mischief.     

The Dodge was located nearby and had crashed through a gate leading to private property and become stuck in the sand.  The Dodge was reported stolen out of Eureka, CA.

Oregon State Police is requesting information from witnesses to the reckless driving and crashes or victims of crashes to contact the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 541-269-5000 or *OSP and leave information for Trooper Douglas Laird. 

Simpson stated that he believed he had struck 26 different vehicles.

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Oregon State Police is Seeking the Public’s Assistance Regarding the Unlawful Waste of a Mule Deer – Baker County


The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking the public's help to identify the person(s)responsible for shooting a mule deer and leaving it to waste on private property at Smith Lake just outside of Baker City.  This likely occurred the evening of July 27 or the early morning hours of July 28, 2020.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP Sgt. Isaac Cyr through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (mobile) or at the local Baker City OSP Office at 541-403-7808.


** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Mountain Sheep

* 5 Points-Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

The TIP program also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Mountain Sheep, Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Furbearers. Cash rewards can also be awarded for the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish and for Habitat Destruction.

* $1,000 Mountain Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose 
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 
* $300 Habitat Destruction 
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 
* $100 Furbearers 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity: 

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP(677)

TIP E-Mail: [email protected] (Monitored M-F 8:00AM – 5:00PM)

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 97 – Deschutes County


On Saturday,  August 1, 2020, at approximately 1:22 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the intersection of Hwy 97 and O'Neil Hwy for a two-vehicle crash.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2004 Honda Odyssey, operated by Robert Gregg (53) of Madras, was entering Hwy 97 when it was struck by a southbound commercial motor vehicle operated by Alfonso Lopez (56) of Colton, CA.

Gregg and his passenger, Antonia Romero (46) of Madras, sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased.

Lopez was not injured.

Hwy 97 was partially closed for several hours during the investigation.

Oregon State Police was assisted by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Fire Department and ODOT.

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