November 2012

Oregon Expected To Not Be As "Blue" As '08

By Jim McCoy Tue 6th November NewsBarack ObamaelectionsPolitics
Barack Obama won big in Oregon four years ago with a 16-point gap over John McCain, and he was the first presidential candidate in state history to take 1 million votes. Obama will likely take Oregon again. But Obama fever has died down, even among young people. So his margin of victory here may well turn out to be less. Obama's huge win in 2008 was something of an outlier.Read More »

Coach Arraigned On Child Porn Charges

By Jim McCoy Tue 6th November Newschild pornography
A gymnastics coach at Southern Oregon studios has been arrested on child pornography charges. The Mail Tribune newspaper reported Tuesday that Jeffrey Scott Bettman of Medford, who was also a sports photographer, faces 30 counts.Read More »

Colts' Rookie QB Luck His Own Toughest Critic

By Jim McCoy Mon 5th November SportsAndrew LuckNFL
Andrew Luck is a fine quarterback and a pretty tough critic. Less than 24 hours after leading the Colts to their fifth win while breaking one rookie record and tying another, the No. 1 overall draft pick walked into the Colts' locker room Monday and promptly described himself as average.Read More »

Program Takes Inside Look at Lives of NASCAR Stars

Hannah Storm is taking NASCAR fans away from the race track to get an inside glimpse of the personal side of four of the sport's biggest stars. The ESPN SportsCenter anchor will profile Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr.Read More »

Bundle Up! Cold Weather's Coming

By Jim McCoy Mon 5th November Newsweather
Forecasters are expecting a large cold front to move into southern Oregon Wednesday night. Snow levels will drop to around 3,000 feet, and day time temperatures are forecasted for the mid-40s. Roads at the higher elevations are the most likely to be affected: Siskiyou Pass on Interstate 5, Highway 140, and roads near Diamond Lake.

Shilo Inn Robber Sought

By Jim McCoy Mon 5th November NewsrobberyShilo Inn
Medford police are looking for a man in his mid-30s to early 40s who robbed the Shilo Inn on Biddle Road in Medford Friday. At 10:25 p.m., a man armed with a knife entered the business and approached the lone clerk, and demanded money. No one was injured. The suspect left before police arrived.Read More »

Tuesday is Last Day To Sign Up For Thanksgiving Assistance from Salvation Army

By Jim McCoy Mon 5th November Newsfood assistanceSalvation Army
Tomorrow is the last day for families to sign up for Thanksgiving dinner assistance from the Salvation Army in Medford. Registration is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the site of the former Discovery Zone at 226 North Ross Lane. Thanksgiving distribution is set for November 20.Read More »

Investigation Into Ballot Tampering Continues

By Jim McCoy Mon 5th November Newselection fraudelections
Clackamas County officials say investigators looking into a report of tampering by an election worker have so far found only one or two ballots that were filled in where a voter hadn't made a choice. But the county's legal counsel, Scot Sideras, said Monday officials are looking through other ballots the worker handled to see if the tampering was more widespread.Read More »

Friday Night Football Preview

By Jim McCoy Fri 2nd November Sportshigh school football
A number of southern Oregon football teams will be in action tonight to try to advance into the post-season. In the 6-A, a competitive Grants Pass team has an excellent chance to advance as they take on McNary. The rebuilding North Medford Black Tornado will have a taller task in taking on Clackamas. In the 5-A, the high-flying Ashland Grizzlies play host to Corvallis.Read More »

Blazers- Lakers Make NBA TV History

Portland's victory that sent the new-look Los Angeles Lakers to a 0-2 start was the most-watched telecast in NBA TV history. The game Wednesday night drew 868,000 viewers, the network said Friday. The largest previous audience for an NBA TV telecast was 847,000 for the debut of "Dream Team," last summer's documentary about the 1992 U.S.Read More »


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