November 2012

Lakers Make Surprise Hiring

By Jim McCoy Mon 12th November SportsLos Angeles LakersNBA
It will be Mike D'Antoni trying to lead the Los Angeles Lakers back to an NBA championship, not Phil Jackson. The Lakers have decided on D'Antoni, who gets a three-year, $12 million contract to replace Mike Brown who was fired on Friday.Read More »

One Vote Made The Difference In Canyoville; Other Races Remain Close

By Jim McCoy Mon 12th November News2012 General Election
Think one vote doesn’t matter? Not in Canyonville, where one vote is making the difference on a city council race. Cheryl Loomis has 289 votes and Susan Moran-Kaidme has 288. The two are close friends, and even campaigned together.Read More »

Better Business Bureau Receives Numerous Complaints Regarding Local Business

By Jim McCoy Mon 12th November NewsBetter Business BureauLiberty Publishing
The Better Business Bureau says a southern Oregon business is the subject of numerous complaints. Liberty Publishers Inc., which operates under 50 different business names, is named in some 130 complaints. Consumers report receiving questionable magazine subscription billings and renewal notices. Most complaints have been resolved with help from the bureau.Read More »

Anti- Trapping Measure Planned

By Jim McCoy Mon 12th November Newstrapping ban
A group based in Central Oregon plans an anti-trapping measure for the 2014 ballot. The Bend Bulletin reports that the TrapFree Oregon initiative would ban trapping of animals for their fur or other body parts and outlaw the buying or selling of fur or other parts of trapped animals.Read More »

Insurers Suing Ashland Property Owners Where Oak Knoll Fire Started

By Jim McCoy Mon 12th November NewsJohn David ThiryOak Knoll fire
Insurance companies that paid $1.7 million to six homeowners in a fire blamed on a homeless Ashland man have sued the owners of a vacant lot where the fire started. The Ashland Daily Tidings reports that the suit alleges the owners had been told vagrants were camping in the overgrown field behind a gasoline station, starting fires and smoking cigarettes. A lawyer for the owners denies the Read More »

Suspicious Activity Reported in Grants Pass

By Jim McCoy Fri 9th November NewsGrants Pass newssuspicious activity
The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office reports suspicious activity occurring at night in the Grants Pass area. Three young males have been noticed “casing” properties in the middle of the night. The suspicious persons apparently use bird calls to communicate. At this point, Sheriff Gil Gilbertson simply wants to the community to be aware of the activity.

Fundraising "Pet Fashion Show" In Medford

By Jim McCoy Fri 9th November NewsGrange Co-opPet Countrypet fashion show
Animal lovers will gather tomorrow at the North Medford Grange Co-op Pet Country store for the 7th annual pet fashion show. The schedule of events includes a pet fashion show, pet pictures with Santa, a barbecue and an auction. The event raises funds to help get local animals adopted. The annual event has raised $25,000 for getting animals the care they need so they can be adopted.Read More »

Rep. Mike McLane of Powell Butte to Lead Oregon House GOP

By Jim McCoy Fri 9th November NewsMike McLaneOregon House of Representatives
Republicans in the Oregon House have selected Rep.Read More »

Marijuana Property Seizures

By Jim McCoy Fri 9th November NewsDEAproperty seizures
The federal government is attempting to seize two properties near Medford that were used to grow medical marijuana.Read More »

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