November 2012

State Homeless Student Count Down, Remains Significant in Southern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Thu 15th November Newshomeless teens
While the overall number of students classified as homeless is down in Oregon, according to a just-released report, the numbers are still high in southern Oregon. The Medford school district has the third highest number of homeless students in the state, behind Portland and Beaverton. In Butte Falls, one-quarter of their students are defined as homeless.Read More »

Police Search Rural Property, Ponds In Grubbs Murder Case

By Jim McCoy Thu 15th November NewsAshland newsDavid Grubbsmurder investigation
Police divers are back in a murky farm pond in Southern Oregon after investigators got a major tip in the year-old slaying of a young grocery clerk who was nearly decapitated while walking home from work on a popular bike path. Ashland Police Chief Terry Holderness said Thursday the divers are using their hands and metal detectors to probe the bottom of the one-acre pond on the outskirts of aRead More »

Raids Net Huge Haul of Marijuana, Guns and Other Drugs in Josephine County

By Jim McCoy Thu 15th November Newsdrug raidsGrants Pass news
Raids on medical marijuana growing operations in Josephine County by RADE have resulted in the seizure of thousands of pounds of pot, 930 pounds of bud, hundreds of mature plants and the arrest of 26 people. The growers were suspected of having more than allowed by the medical marijuana program.Read More »

Injured Steeler Roethlisberger Uncertain For Rivalry Game

By Jim McCoy Tue 13th November SportsBen RoethlisbergerNFLPittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a sprained right shoulder and left Heinz Field with his arm in a sling.Read More »

Former Ducks OC Tedford May Be In Jeopardy at Cal

California coach Jeff Tedford says he expects to meet next week with athletic director Sandy Barbour to discuss his future after the Golden Bears finish their worst season under his tenure. Tedford said Tuesday he will begin a thorough evaluation of what went wrong for the program as soon as the season ends Saturday night at No.Read More »

Jackson County Sheriff's Department Joining Facebook and Twitter

By Jim McCoy Tue 13th November Jackson County Sheriff's departmentsocial
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department has joined Facebook and Twitter. The Facebook page will have information on press releases, department events, programs and services.Read More »

Free Testing For Lung Function at Asante Three Rivers Wednesday

By Jim McCoy Tue 13th November NewsCOPDhealth
Tomorrow (Wednesday) from 1 p.m.to 3 p.m., Asante Three Rivers in Grants Pass is offering free lung tests as part of World COPD day. The disease the world’s 4th leading killer. Under the umbrella of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder are a variety of breathing difficulties that include emphysema and chronic bronchitis.Read More »

Oregon Pair, Including Eagle Point Man, Caught with 39 Pounds of Pot In Nebraska

By Jim McCoy Tue 13th November NewsBritt Bonespot bust
Two Oregon men have been arrested in southeast Nebraska, accused of possessing nearly 39 pounds of marijuana for sale. The Nebraska State Patrol says the men were headed east on Interstate 80 Sunday afternoon when their pickup was pulled over on the northwest side of Lincoln for a traffic violation. he patrol says a drug dog taken to the scene alerted troopers to the odor of drugs.Read More »

Highway 199 Fatal Crash Victim Identified

By Jim McCoy Tue 13th November Newscar crashHighway 199Todd Weinkauf
Police identified today the man killed a Monday morning vehicle crash on Highway 199 at mile post seven near Grants Pass. 56-year old Todd Weinkauf of Cave Junction attempted to avoid a Dodge Ram van that had crossed over into his lane driven by David Hart. Hart’s vehicle and Weinkauf’s Ford Explorer collided side to side. Weinkauf was pronounced dead at the scene.Read More »

Steelers- Chiefs Lock Horns on Monday Night

By Jim McCoy Mon 12th November SportsKansas City ChiefsNFLPittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh takes a three-game winning streak into tonight's Monday Night NFL game against Kansas City. The Steelers run has been highlighted by a strong running attack that's used seemingly interchangeable parts without losing any effectiveness. When starter Richard Mendenhall went down with an Achilles injury a month ago, Jonathan Dwyer stepped in.Read More »

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