December 2012

Setting Healthy Resolutions - Devlyn Steele

By admin Fri 28th December FocusTodayHealth
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Devlyn Steele, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and founder of Quitsmoking247.com and ToolsToLive.com, talks about setting healthy New Year resolutions and making them last.

BREAKING NEWS: Jack-Knifed Semis Block Highway 140

By Jim McCoy Thu 27th December Newsclosuresroad conditions
Two jack-knifed semi trucks are blocking traffic today on Highway 140. The blockage is at milepost 26, just west of Butte Falls Highway. There is no detour. ODOT is halting traffic and advising that delays could range anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours. At last report, work was being set in place to clear the road.

Grants Pass Man At Center Of Indian Artifact Controversy Dies

By Jim McCoy Thu 27th December NewsGrants Pass newsJack Harelson
An Oregon man convicted of trying to hire a hit man to kill a former business partner and of stealing mummified remains and artifacts from Indian graves in Nevada has died in prison. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reported Thursday that the Department of Corrections confirmed the death of 72-year-old Jack Harelson on Dec. 14 in the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem.Read More »

Adrian Peterson Has Much On The Line In Vikings Regular Season Finale

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th December SportsAdrian PetersonMinnesota VikingsNFL
There is one game left in the regular season for Adrian Peterson, and so much remains on the line. First and foremost, a win on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers would put his Minnesota Vikings into the playoffs for the first time since the 2009 season.Read More »

Feel Good Story: NFL Standout Gives Special Gift

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th December SportsBuffalo BillsMario WilliamsNFL
We talk enough about the knuckle-headed things athletes do. Here's a story of an NFL star using his blessings to give back... Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams has donated one of his pickup trucks to make the holidays happier for two Marine Corps veterans. Williams had his 2009 Ford F-250 delivered to Sgt. Justin Hunter and his wife Staff Sgt.Read More »

Change in E-Payment Vendors by Department of Revenue Could Affect Taxpayers

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th December NewsOregon Department of Revenuetax refunds
A change in vendors may affect Oregon taxpayers who receive their refunds electronically. The Oregon Department of Revenue’s contract with Georgia-based Official Payments expires January 3rd. 3,000 taxpayers who used Official Payments in previous years were notified. They have been urged to switch to another service or use another payment method.Read More »

Bandon Man Wounded By Officers Christmas Evening

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th December NewsOregon coastshootings
The Coos County district attorney says officers in Bandon wounded a man who had called 911 and later came to the door of his trailer with what appeared to be a rifle. District Attorney Paul Frasier said in a statement the man was hit twice in the arm Tuesday night but refused medical treatment and was arrested on two warrants for earlier misdemeanor charges. Frasier identified the man as CRead More »

Oregon State Police Report On Road Fatalities and DUII Arrests

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th December Newsdrunk drivingholiday road patrols
The State Police say three people died in Oregon in traffic accidents during the Friday-Tuesday holiday period. They were a 21-year-old Newberg man who died Friday in a two-car crash on Highway 99E south of Woodburn, a 20-year-old West Linn man who died Sunday in a collision on Highway 26, and a 44-year-old Portland motorcyclist who died in a collision Monday. Troopers say they arrested 53Read More »

ROAD UPDATE: Highway 230 Expected To Re-Open This Afternoon (10:51 a.m.- 12/26)

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th December Newsclosuresroad conditions
Oregon Highway 230 between Union Creek and Diamond Lake (mile point 0-23) is expected to reopen by late afternoon today. It's been closed since Sunday, after heavy, wet snow toppled more than 25 large trees onto the roadway. Hazardous winter conditions, including another foot of snow and rain, prevented crews from quickly reopening the highway.Read More »

UPDATE: I-5 South Now Re-Opened To Truck Traffic

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st December Newsroad conditionsweather
ODOT has just announced at 12:14 p.m. that I-5 South has been re-opened to truck traffic. Weather conditions has earlier prompted a request by Caltrans to halt the flow of traffic between Yreka and Redding due to the hazardous weather conditions. Motorists are advised to use caution.

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