October 2012

Two Structure Fires Burn in Southern Oregon

Two early morning fires destroyed homes in southern Oregon this morning. Both remain under investigation. At 12:15 a.m., O-D-F firefighters, the Butte Falls Fire Department, and Jackson County Fire District 4, responded to a 9-1-1 call to a home at 1991 Crowfoot Road. Crews found the home full engulfed in flames, with the fire spreading to nearby grass lands.Read More »

Coastal Wave Power Project Suffers Setback

By Jim McCoy Thu 4th October Newscoastal newsrenewable energywave energy
The company planning a wave energy installation off Reedsport won't have its first buoy in the water this year as planned.Read More »

Convict Escapes Klamath County Jail

By Jim McCoy Thu 4th October NewsescapeKlamath County news
A man has escaped from the Klamath County Jail in Klamath Falls while taking out the garbage.Read More »

OSU's Riley Free of Rumors This Season

The whispers about job security aren't an issue for Oregon State coach Mike Riley any more. The amiable Beavers coach has led his team to a 3-0 start and the No. 14 spot in the AP rankings.Read More »

Former Blazer Wallace Returns to NBA

By Jim McCoy Wed 3rd October SportsNBANew York Knicks
The New York Knicks have signed forward Rasheed Wallace, a four-time All-Star who is ending a two-year retirement. The 38-year-old Wallace last played for the Boston Celtics in the 2009-10 season. Terms of his contract signed Wednesday were not announced. Wallace averaged 14.6 points and 6.7 rebounds in 15 seasons.Read More »

Jackson County Real Estate Picture Strong

By Jim McCoy Wed 3rd October Newsreal estatesouthern Oregon economy
Existing home sales are strong in Jackson County. Today’s report from the Rogue Valley Association of Realtors shows a $14,000 increase in the median sales price to $169,000 in the most recent rolling quarter. Normal transactions represent 58 percent of existing home sales, the second straight report where such deals represent a majority of sales made.Read More »

City Council Approves Land Deal With Motorcycle Riders' Association

By Jim McCoy Wed 3rd October NewsJacksonville news
The Jacksonville City Council, by a 5-1 vote, has approved the sale of 380 acres in the upper portion of the city's watershed to the Motorcycle Riders Association. As part of the deal, the group will transfer a 40-acre parcel adjacent to Forest Park to the city and pay $680,000. Forest Park has been developed by the city in the lower watershed over the last six years.Read More »

Three Teens Escape Youth Facility; One Back In Custody

By Jim McCoy Wed 3rd October NewsescapeJackson County Juvenile Justice
Three teens escaped the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center just after midnight. One- a 17-year old was captured this morning on the Bear Creek Greenway, according to an update in the Medford Mail Tribune. The trio was housed in the rehabilitation side of the facility, where security is not as tight. The names have not yet been released of the missing 14 and 15 year old.Read More »

Man Sentenced In Coos Bay Kidnapping

By Jim McCoy Wed 3rd October Newscoastal newskidnapping
A 32-year-old man convicted of kidnapping two Coos Bay girls was sentenced Monday in Coquille to a mandatory 13 years in prison. With the added sentence for unrelated burglary convictions Robert Perez faces a total of more than 17 years in prison. The World reports Perez was convicted last month of kidnapping, coercion and furnishing liquor to a minor.Read More »

Beavers One of Many Pac 12 Surprises

By Jim McCoy Tue 2nd October Sportscollege footballOregon State Beavers
Oregon State has been one of college football's unexpected stories after winning its first three games.Read More »


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