KWSO News 2/14/19

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A flood of illicit fentanyl flowing from Mexico to southwestern U.S. states has pushed the synthetic opioid into the top spot for all fatal drug overdoses in the country. Much of the fentanyl comes in the form of little blue pills known as “Mexican oxy.” The pills that people think are the much less powerful opioid called oxycodone are made by the Sinaloa cartel. U.S. officials announced their largest seizure of the drug last month in Arizona. It was found in a cucumber tractor-trailer load.

Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday she is seeking applicants for a vacancy on the Jefferson/Crook County Circuit Court. The judgeship opening is created by Judge Daniel J. Ahern’s announcement that he will retire March 31. State law requires the candidate must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Oregon, a member of the Oregon State Bar, and is either a resident or has a principal office in Jefferson or Crook County.

There’s basketball at Madras High School today – and it will be the Senior Night as it is the final regular season home game for the Lady Buffs. They will take on Molalla. Tip-off is at 7 and as always, you can hear the game live on KWSO.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Clark County Public Health hasn’t identified any new measles cases or exposure locations in its ongoing outbreak investigation. The Columbian reported Wednesday that only one new case has been identified since Feb. 8. One previously confirmed case was ruled out after further testing.