May 2012

Wife Optimistic Missing Husband Will Be Found Alive

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th May NewsLakeviewplane crash

The wife of an Idaho pilot who failed to return from a flight to
Lakeview  says the family hasn't given up hope he's still
alive.
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Specifics Released On Cutbacks at Josephine County Sheriff's Department

The Josephine County Sheriff’s Department is starting its scale backs. At 4 p.m. today, their major crimes unit and the records divisions will conclude their work at 11 p.m. tonight.Read More »

New Medford Post Office Opens Tuesday

By Jim McCoy Fri 25th May Newsdowntown Medford NewsPostal Service

The new location for the Medford Post Office will open Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. After 40 years at their 8th Street location, they are moving to the former site of Dollar GMC at 325 S. Riverside. Ron Anderson, USPS Spokesman, told the Medford Mail Tribune that the move "makes sense" as much of the 26,000 square feet in the old location is not being utilized.Read More »

Gas Prices At Near-Record Highs For Memorial Day Weekend

By Jim McCoy Fri 25th May Newsgas pricesMemorial Day Weekend

The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gas in Oregon is $4.22 for the beginning of Memorial Day weekend. That's up 18 cents in the past month and 31 cents higher than a year ago. It's 55 cents higher than the national average.Read More »

Salem-area School Closes After An Explosion In A Garbage Can

By Jim McCoy Thu 24th May Newsschools

A high school in Salem has been evacuated after a device that apparently was in a plastic bottle exploded in a garbage can.
     The Salem Statesman Journal reports students were calling it a dry-ice bomb.
     A spokesman for the Salem-Keizer district says there was a loudRead More »

DMV Offices Closed Friday for Furlough Day

By Jim McCoy Thu 24th May NewsDMVstate furlough days

Offices for the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed for a furlough day Friday, May 25th. The closure is the third of 10 furlough days scheduled for state employees during the 2011-13 budget period.

DMV offices will re-open Tuesday. Anyone who can conduct DMV business Tuesday is encouraged to do so online to avoid a long wait.

Burglary Suspect Arrested

By Jim McCoy Thu 24th May NewsBurglaryCrime

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department arrested a suspect in the theft of $10,000 worth of antique watches and coins from a Williams’ home. 21-year old Derrick Lee Sewell has admitted to the crime Wednesday while being arraigned for another charge in Jackson County Circuit Court.Read More »

Medford Man Indicted In Teen's Death After Inhaling Helium

By Jim McCoy Thu 24th May NewsCrime

A 32-year-old Medford man has been indicted on a negligent homicide charge in the death of a 14-year-old Eagle Point girl who died after inhaling helium at party.Read More »

Fire In Abandoned Medford Home Called "Suspicious"

By Jim McCoy Wed 23rd May Newsarsonfire

A fire described as “suspicious” by fire officials occurred at 1 a.m. Wednesday in an abandoned home on Thomas Road. Four engines from Medford Fire and one from Jacksonville responded after a neighbor reported seeing heavy smoke and fire from the residence.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS (11:52 a.m.) Suspicious Van Incident In White City

By Jim McCoy Wed 23rd May Newssuspicious van incidentWhite City news

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reports two incidents of a white or beige van attempting to make contact with a middle school-aged girl, the latest occurring this morning.Read More »

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