November 2012

Arrests Made In Storage Unit, Trailer Burglary

By Jim McCoy Wed 28th November NewsCrime
A Cave Junction man, 32-year old Matthew Granger, was arrested Tuesday and lodged in the Jackson County Jail for the theft of a trailer and other items from six storage units at Oak Grove Mini Storage Monday, November 19th. A day before the burglary, Amanda Harris of Grants Pass rented out a unit. Granger was assisted by Harris in gaining entry into the secured storage property.Read More »

Early Morning Fire at Vacant Medford Home Prompts Evacuation

By Jim McCoy Wed 28th November Newsfire
A 3 a.m. fire at 414 West Jackson in Medford prompted the evacuation of two neighboring homes. It spread to the home next door at 412 West Jackson. The resident and her cats made it out of the home safely. The cause is unknown. No one was injured.

ACCESS Senior Shoebox Program Spreads Holiday Cheer With Community Help

By Jim McCoy Wed 28th November Newsaccessseniors
ACCESS is inviting the public to help spread a little holiday cheer by participating in their Senior Shoebox program. ACCESS asks that pre-wrapped boxes with box and lid wrapped separately be brought to them by Monday, December 3rd.Read More »

Owners of Northwest Grain Terminals Prepare for Work Stoppage

By Jim McCoy Wed 28th November Newslabor dispute
Pacific Northwest grain terminal owners are readying for a strike or lockout as the longshore union weighs what the owners describe as their "last, best and final" contract offer. The owners planned to meet Wednesday afternoon, hours before the midnight deadline they have imposed on the union to OK the offer. The Northwest has nine grain terminals along the Columbia River and Puget Sound.Read More »

Historical Baseball Figure Dies

By Jim McCoy Tue 27th November SportsMajor League BaseballMarvin Miller
Marvin Miller, one of the most powerful men in the history of American sports, has died. As the leader of the baseball players union he revolutionized not only baseball but all of sports.Read More »

Accused Saints Will Cross-Examine Their Former Coach in Bountygate

By Jim McCoy Tue 27th November SportsNew Orleans SaintsPay for pain
Saints defensive end Will Smith says he and linebacker Jonathan Vilma will be present Friday when their lawyers cross examine former New Orleans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams in Washington, D.C. Williams appears at a bounty hearing on Friday morning, according to a schedule set by Paul Tagliabue.Read More »

Stormy Weather Headed For Southern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Tue 27th November Newsweather
Meteorologists in Medford say a run of windy and rainy weather is headed toward southern Oregon. Expect it to start early Wednesday morning and last through Sunday. The rain could get heavy at times, and snow is expected in the mountains above 4,000 feet. Possible flood warnings are issued for Jackson, Josephine, Siskiyou, Coos, Curry and Douglas counties.Read More »

Rock Thrown From I-5 Overpass Causes Accident

By Jim McCoy Tue 27th November Newscar accidentrock throwing
Oregon State Police troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are asking for the public's help to identify the person(s) responsible for throwing a rock from an Interstate 5 overpass just south of Rice Hill Monday night.Read More »

Timber Sales Put On Hold By Courts

By Jim McCoy Tue 27th November Newsenvironmental groupstimber sale
A federal judge has put 11 state forest timber sales on hold while she considers a lawsuit contending they threaten the survival of the marbled murrelet, a protected seabird that nests in old growth forests. The preliminary injunction issued last week is a blow to the new endangered species conservation policy adopted by the state to produce more timber from state forests. Besides the 11 tiRead More »

Jackson County Sheriff's Department Gives Saturation Patrol Results

13 motorists were arrested for drunk driving during the Thanksgiving holiday according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies joined with the Oregon State Police and city police departments around southern Oregon in saturation patrols. A number of other arrests were made and citations issued for other violations.Read More »

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