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Updated Oct 3, 2015 at 5:01 PM

4:45 p.m. The father of the gunman who killed nine people at Umpqua Community College says he had no idea his son had guns. He also believes gun laws should change. Ian Mercer, the father of gunman Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer, lives in California. His 26-year-old son had been living in Oregon. Ian Mercer told CNN on Saturday that he is struggling to understand how and why the shooting happened and that he was stunned to learn his son had accumulated so many...

Updated Oct 3, 2015 at 1:42 PM

A timeline of the Umpqua Community College shooting Thursday released by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office shows police arrived at the scene six minutes after the first 911 call and exchanged gunfire with the shooter two minutes later. Ten...

Updated Oct 3, 2015 at 11:15 AM

The Douglas County sheriff detailed how a shooter armed with several guns walked into a morning writing class Thursday at Umpqua Community College and killed nine people. He described how investigators found still more weapons at the man's...

Updated Oct 3, 2015 at 12:25 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The nine people killed after a gunman opened fire on an Oregon community college campus Thursday took different paths to the small rural college, ranging from teens starting college for the first time to adults who...

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 5:56 PM

Weddings, ping-pong, memorials, gatherings, Food & Friends lunches and other activities will move from a 19th-century building to a 21st-century home with the opening of a new Talent Community Center Saturday. Dedication of the...

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 3:03 PM

2:30 p.m. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has just released the identities of the people killed in the Thursday shooting at Umpqua Community College. They are: - Lucero Alcaraz of Roseburg 

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 2:42 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Armed with multiple guns, a 26-year-old man walked into a morning writing class at a community college in this rural Oregon town and opened fire, hitting some students with multiple gunshots. One witness said...

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 10:28 AM

A man whose suspicious statements on Facebook prompted Ashland police and school officials to call off the Ashland High School homecoming parade Thursday afternoon told police he didn't mean any harm, Ashland police reported. Investigators...

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 7:23 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. WHAT A WITNESS SAYS OREGON GUNMAN SAID

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 7:22 AM

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The latest on Thursday's deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon (all times local):11 p.m.

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 9:55 AM

In the wake of a shooting that killed at least 10 people on the Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg on Thursday, Ashland High School canceled its homecoming parade after Ashland police got information about a former student making...

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