December 2012

UPDATE (11:03 a.m.): Pacific Power Working To Restore Service In Grants Pass Area

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st December NewsGrants Pass newspower outage
According to a press release from the utility, Pacific Power crews and equipment drawn from across the Northwest are concentrated on restoring power to approximately 13-thousand customers in southern Oregon and a thousand in northern California.Read More »

Olympic Gymnast Named Female Athlete Of The Year

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st December Sports2012 London OlympicsGabby Douglasgymnastics
When gymnast Gabby Douglas allowed herself to dream of being an Olympic champion, she imagined having a nice little dinner with family and friends to celebrate. Maybe she'd make an appearance here and there.She says it's gotten far crazier than she ever thought it would.Read More »

Police Search For Suspect In Attempted Grants Pass Subway Robbery

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st December Newsattempted robberyGrants Pass news
The Subway restaurant on Williams Highway in Grants Pass was the scene last night of an attempted robbery at 10:44 p.m. When the suspect demanded cash, the clerk triggered a “hold up” alarm, and the robber left empty-handed. The robber did not display a weapon in the attempted robbery. No one was harmed. Police are looking for a white male between 5-6 and 5-10 in his late 20s or early 30s.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Truck Traffic Headed Towards California on I-5 Stopped

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st December Newsroad conditionsweather
This notice came in from the Southwest Division of ODT: "Due to severe winter weather in northern California between Yreka and Redding, all commerical trucks are being stopped at Ashland (exit 11). The Jackson County Expo is being opened at Central Point (exit 33) for overflow truck traffic.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS (12:59 pm): Rogue River School District Closing For Afternoon

By Jim McCoy Thu 20th December Newsschool closures
Rogue River School District has closed their schools this afternoon due to the inclement weather conditions. Buses began picking up students at Rogue River Junior/Senior High School at 12:45PM and then continue on to Rogue River Elementary School to pick up those students and then take them home. Please call 541-582-3235 for additional information.

"Help Wanted" by Green Bay Packers

By Jim McCoy Thu 20th December SportsGreen Bay PackersNFL
The Green Bay Packers are looking for help. The NFL's only publicly owned team is asking for as many as 600 people to clear snow from Lambeau Field on Friday. The first big storm of the winter has already dumped 6 inches of snow on northeastern Wisconsin, with up to a foot expected before it tapers off. The Packers host the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.Read More »

Blazer Achieves Rare Statistical Feat

By Jim McCoy Thu 20th December SportsNBANicolas BatumPortland Trail Blazers
While Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard has gabbed much of the attention, forward Nicolas Batum has impressed the stat watchers. Batum had the first 5x5 since 2006 on Sunday in a 95-94 Portland victory over New Orleans. A 5x5 is a game when a player has at least five points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots in one game.Read More »

Union, School Board Approve Collective Bargaining Agreement for Classified Employees

The Medford School Board and union members have voted to approve a two year collective bargaining agreement for classified employees. A district press release says the agreement "fits within budget resources and preserves jobs." Under the new agreement, most employees will receive an 8-percent raise, and will contribute a fixed amount towards health insurance coverage.Read More »

Roseburg Police Connect Stand-off with Slaying

By Jim McCoy Thu 20th December NewsJonathan Lackeypolice standoffRoseburg police
Police say a man who traded shots with officers at a Roseburg motel is connected to the death of a 71-year-old man whose body was found inside his burned-out house. Investigators said Wednesday that they were going to the motel to question 23-year-old Jonathan Lackey about the death of Richard Casebeer when Lackey opened fire with a pistol. Casebeer's sister-in-law told the Roseburg News-RRead More »

Morning Fire Quickly Extinguished at Erickson Air Crane

By Jim McCoy Thu 20th December NewsErickson Air Cranefire
Firefighters from Jackson County Fire District Three and Medford Fire and Rescue quickly put down a fire reported at 4:40 a.m. today at Erickson Air Crane. Security personnel were the only employees at the scene at the time of its start and made the emergency call. Crews are saying the blaze started when an air compressor caught fire. Firefighters are investigating the cause.Read More »

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