December 2012

Bus Passenger Arrested For Disorderly Conduct In Douglas County

By Jim McCoy Fri 14th December Newsbus passenger misbehaviorJuan Antonio Avila
The Oregon State Police are reporting the arrest of a man who created a disturbance on a Greyhound bus last night at 10:34 p.m. four miles south of Rice Hill on Interstate 5. 36-year old Juan Antonio Avila of Denver, Colorado faces charges that include Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. Avila was reportedly found smoking and intoxicated on the bus stopped at milepost 144.Read More »

Legislature In Special Session Discussing Nike-Related Bill

By Jim McCoy Fri 14th December NewsNikeOregon legislature
The Oregon Legislature meets in special session Friday to consider a tax deal for Nike Inc. in return for jobs. Gov.Read More »

Skier Vaughn Says She's Struggled With Depression

By Jim McCoy Fri 14th December SportsLindsey VaughnSkiing
Skiing star Lindsey Vonn has revealed to People magazine that she struggled with depression, and was prescribed an antidepressant to treat the condition. In the latest issue of the magazine, the 28-year-old Vonn says that in 2008, "I couldn't get out of bed. I felt hopeless, empty, like a zombie.Read More »

HEADLINES: Ex-Blazer Roy Not Thinking Retirement, Josh Hamilton Signs With Halos

FORMER BLAZER ROY NOT CONSIDERING RETIREMENT Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Brandon Roy says he never considered retirement after his latest operation. Roy was back at practice on a limited, non-contact basis with the Wolves on Thursday, almost one month after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.Read More »

AAA: More Will Travel During 2012 Christmas Holiday

By Jim McCoy Thu 13th December NewsAAAholiday travel
In keeping with national trends, an increased number of Pacific Region travelers will be hitting the road during the holidays, according to Triple-A. The increase in travelers is mirroring the pace of economic growth, according to public affairs director Marie Dodds.Read More »

Williams Man Arrest For Alleged Bomb, Shooting Threats

A Williams man, 47-year old Jeffrey Alan Sebastian, has been arrested for making threatening messages. On Monday, December 3, he allegedly called three times and made threats to blow up Fox 26 KMVU-TV. Sebastian also threatened to shoot a named employee because Fox was no longer being made available by Sebastian’s cable provider. He was arrested Wednesday without incident.Read More »

Kitzhaber: Process Awkard, But Bill Is Critical

By Jim McCoy Thu 13th December NewsGov. John KitzhaberNikeOregon legislature
Gov. John Kitzhaber acknowledges his decision to abruptly call the Legislature into special session to approve a tax incentive for Nike is "extraordinarily awkward." But the governor says the potential economic development benefits are worth it.Read More »

Seattle Company Gets $4 Million For Wind Power Project Off Oregon Coast

By Jim McCoy Thu 13th December NewsOregon coastwind power
The Department of Energy has awarded $4 million to a Seattle company for a wind power demonstration project off Coos Bay. The World reports Principle Power plans to install wind turbines on five floating foundations 15 miles offshore. The grant was one of seven announced this week by the department to promote an offshore wind industry. Associated Press

Wounded Girl In Clackamas Shooting Experiences Second Recent Brush With Death

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th December NewsClackamas Shooting
Of the three people shot by a gunman at a crowded Oregon shopping mall, only one survived - a 15-year-old girl whose family said was recovering after the bullet missed major organs. Two people were killed in the shooting Tuesday - 54-year-old Cindy Ann Yuille, who was described as "everybody's friend" and 45-year-old Steven Mathew Forsyth, a father of two.Read More »

NBA Star From Oregon Backtracks On Critical Comments About Team Management

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th December SportsKevin LoveMinnesota TimberwolvesNBA
Kevin Love is standing by some critical remarks he made about the Minnesota Timberwolves organization, though he says he is happy with the direction things are headed. Love raised eyebrows with some comments in a Yahoo!Read More »

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