May 2012

Coos Bay Gunman's Motive Unclear

By Jim McCoy Thu 31st May Newscoastal news

Coos Bay police say they'll probably never know what a 41-year-old man was planning at a motel last weekend with an AR-15 assault rifle, a handgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
The police say Michael Ames of Coos Bay killed himself with a
9mm handgun Sunday and was dead in his room for much of what
appeared to be a six-hour standoff.Read More »

DNA Evidence Links Suspect to Two Year Burglary Case

By Jim McCoy Thu 31st May NewsBurglaryEagle Point news

Thanks to DNA evidence collected from a drinking straw found in an energy drink can found at the crime scene, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department reports they have solved a 2-year old burglary case. 42-year old Molly Jane Williams of Rogue River faces charges related to a break-in back in March of 2010 at a residence on Brownsboro Meridian Road in Eagle Point.Read More »

UPDATE: Missing Plane Found, Pilot Deceased

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th May Newsmissing plane

At 3 p.m. this afternoon Civil Air Patrol reported finding a plane crash scene near Plush, Oregon. Authorities confirm the number on the aircraft matched that of the missing plane flown last week by 48-year old Tony Nicholls of Meridian, Idaho. The pilot was discovered deceased.Read More »

Fake ID Scheme In Eugene

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th May NewsID theftOregon news

Authorities say they've thwarted a fake identity scheme in Eugene that echoes the counterculture the city is known for.
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Colleges' Bank Deals Saddle Students With Debt

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th May Newscollegestudent debt

A public interest group says as many as 900 colleges are pushing students into using payment cards that carry hefty costs, sometimes even to access students' financial aid money.
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"Stamp Out Hunger" Collects 1.3 Million Pounds of Food

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th May Newsfood driveshunger in Oregon

In just one day, letter carriers around Oregon collected 1.3 million pounds of donated food items. Over $74-thousand dollars in cash donations were collected as well.Read More »

Airplane Search Experts Join Hunt For Tony Nicholls

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th May Newsmanhuntmissing plane

A volunteer team familiar with missing aircraft searches is lending their aid in search for Tony Nicholls. The 48-year old Meridian, Idaho man has been missing since late last week after dropping off his two stepsons in Lakeview.Read More »

Help Sought In Solving Theft of Over $10,000 of Items in Rogue River

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th May NewsBurglaryCrime Stopperstheft

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department reports that sometime between April 29 and April 30, over $10,000 worth of guns, jewelry and camera equipment were stolen from a residence in the 1100 block of Foots Creek Road in Rogue River.  There were no signs of forced entry. Suspects entered the home and ransacked the home office and master bedroom.Read More »

Josephine County Courts Expedite Sentencing to Lower Inmate Counts

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th May NewsCrimeJosephine County Jail

Since May 24th, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Department is expediting sentencing whenever possible to get the adult jail population to their target of 60. As a result, 12 inmates that would have otherwise been released until their trial are now being shipped to state prison to serve their sentences.Read More »

State Police: Holiday Fatalities, DUII's Down Memorial Day Weekend

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th May NewsOregon roadsOregon State Policesafety

The Oregon State Police is reporting fewer fatalities for the Memorial Day weekend. Three people died in thee separate crashes, compared to four in 2011. In 2010, there were six Memorial weekend fatalities, and five died in 2009 during the same period. A record 13 fatalities were recorded over Memorial Day weekend in 1979.Read More »

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