December 2012

Basketball Player From Medford Still Critical

A former North Medford High School basketball standout now playing at Utah State remains hospitalized in critical condition. Danny Berger collapsed at practice yesterday and stopped breathing. School representatives say that the basketball game scheduled for tonight in Provo between the Aggies and Brigham Young University has been postponed due to Berger's serious medical condition.Read More »

An Open Letter to the Cascade Christian Challengers Football Team

To the Coaches and Players at Cascade Christian, Three days later and still hurts. Knowing what the Cascade Christian Challengers coaching staff and players invested in the 2012 campaign to come up just short against the Dayton Pirates is painful.Read More »

Update: Chiefs Had Reached Out to Troubled LB Belcher

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th December SportsJavon BelcherKansas City ChiefsNFL
Police say the Kansas City Chiefs had been providing counseling to linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend before he killed her and committed suicide on Saturday. Police Sgt.Read More »

Rabid Fox Found Near Jacksonville, Officials Offer Safety Reminder for Pet Owners

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th December Newsrabies
Jackson County’s Public Health Division reports that a dead fox found near Jacksonville tested positive for rabies. The animal had bitten a house cat that was vaccinated for rabies, but will be under quarantine for 6 months. It’s the first time since 1994 that a fox has tested positive for rabies in Jackson County.Read More »

Wheeler Sentenced For Ex-Girlfriend's Murder

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th December NewsJeffrey WheelerJessica Brandymurder
A 37-year-old Central Point man was sentenced Monday in Medford to at least 25 years in prison for stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death and trying to set her body on fire. The Mail Tribune reports Jeffrey Wayne Wheeler pleaded guilty last month to murder and arson charges. He apologized at his sentencing to friends and family of 32-year-old Jessica Bethany and said he had relapsed into drugRead More »

Another Round of Storm Activity Pounds Oregon

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th December Newscoastal newsfloodingstormsweather
Another storm is clobbering the southern and central Oregon coast, with high winds knocking down trees and highway crews clearing them off the roads. Several trees fell across Oregon 18 west of Lincoln City, and one blocked U.S. 101 north of Florence for a time Tuesday morning.Read More »

Religious Retreat Center On Oregon Coast Up For Auction

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th December Newscoastal newsJesuitsretreat center auctioned
A religious retreat on the Oregon coast is on the auction block. The Oregonian reports the Jesuits plan to sell their 93-acre Nestucca Sanctuary. It's on a spit near Pacific City. A Jesuit official says the sale is part of a trend within the group nationally, as retreat use has declined. The Jesuits developed the site in the 1930s for novitiates to study and reflect.Read More »

Beavs, 'Horns Hook Up For Alamo Bowl

By Jim McCoy Mon 3rd December Sportscollege footballOregon State Beavers
Texas will make a short postseason trip this year to face No. 15 Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl. The Longhorns (8-4) will need only to zip down Interstate 35 to San Antonio for the Dec. 29 game.Read More »

Girlfriend's Family Speaks Regarding Chiefs Shooting Tragedy

By Jim McCoy Mon 3rd December SportsJovan BelcherNFL
The family of the woman shot and killed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher this weekend says they are broken-hearted. Police say Belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, at their Kansas City home Saturday before driving to Arrowhead Stadium, where Belcher committed suicide in the practice facility's parking lot. The Perkins family issued an emailed Read More »


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