January 2013

Mickelson Rocks The First Round at the Phoenix Open

By Jim McCoy Thu 31st January SportsGolfPhil MickelsonPhoenix Open
Phil Mickelson missed out on a 59 by a fraction of an inch Thursday in the Phoenix Open. Mickelson had a chance to become only the sixth player in PGA Tour history to break 60 with a 25-foot birdie attempt on his last hole, the par-4 ninth at the TPC Scottsdale. The putt looked good all the way, and Mickelson pointed his putter at the cup as he prepared to celebrate.Read More »

Accused Murder Accomplice Admits Her Role In Case

By Jim McCoy Thu 31st January NewsAmber LubbersMichael MacCallummurder trial
The woman accused of helping Patricia MacCallum kill her husband admits in court she helped cover up the murder. 27-year old Amber Lubbers is cooperating with the prosecution, and is pleading guilty to being an accessory in the slaying of Michael Christopher MacCallum. Mr.Read More »

Man Who Attempted To Elude Police Arrested

By Jim McCoy Thu 31st January Newsattempting to eludeChase BestMedford Police
A Medford man who raced away after a traffic stop was arrested on foot shortly after midnight on the Bear Creek Greenway. Police did not initially pursue 25-year old Chase Best, who sped away at 11:51 p.m. from near the corner of Main and Cottage, and headed south, reportedly turning off his lights.Read More »

Oregon's On Time Graduation Rates Barely Rise

By Jim McCoy Thu 31st January NewsEducationGov. John Kitzhabergraduation rates
The on-time graduation rate for Oregon high school students in the class of 2012 is up, but barely. The Oregonian reported that state figures showed the rate rose by less than a percentage point and remains at 68 percent. Gov. John Kitzhaber and his chief education officer, Rudy Crew, call 68 percent unacceptably low.Read More »

Northwest Pears Headed For China

By Jim McCoy Thu 31st January Newsagricultureexports
The first shipment of Northwest pears is on its way to China under a new trade agreement. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the agreement was reached last summer and final terms were published last week. A container ship is carrying as many as 3,600 boxes of pears.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Winter "X Games" Snowmobiler Succumbs To Injuries

By Jim McCoy Thu 31st January SportsCaleb MooreX Games
The 25-year-old innovative freestyle snowmobile rider Caleb Moore has died after being injured in a crash last week during the Winter X Games in Colorado. Family spokeswoman Chelsea Lawson says Moore died Thursday morning. He had been staying at a hospital in Grand Junction. Moore was attempting a backflip on Jan.Read More »

Brett Favre Returns To The NFL......In The Booth

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th January SportsBrett FavreNFL Network
Brett Favre is returning to the NFL - to work for the NFL Network. The retired three-time NFL MVP quarterback will join the network's crew for daylong coverage of Sunday's NFL championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. Favre hasn't been heard from much since retiring after the 2010 season.Read More »

Southern Oregon Air Quality Will Worsen Over Next Few Days

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th January Newsair quality
The Department of Environmental Quality is issuing an air pollution advisory for Jackson and Josephine counties. It will remain in effect through next Tuesday. An inversion is expected to trap air in the region, negatively affecting air quality during that time. The public is asked to refrain from outdoor burning and limit the use of woodstoves that aren’t certified.

Prosecutor: Teen Intended To Kill At Christmas Tree Lighting

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th January Newscar bombing trialMohamed Mohamud
Prosecutors have made their last effort to convince a 16-person jury that an Oregon teenager was predisposed to terrorism when undercover FBI agents posing as members of al-Qaida helped him devise a plot to detonate a bomb. Assistant U.S.Read More »

Ravens LB Lewis "Agitated," Not Angry Over PED Use Allegations

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th January Sportsdeer antler sprayNFLRay Lewis
Smiling, even laughing, at questions about a report linking him to a company that purports to make performance-enhancers, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis says he "never, ever took" the stuff. Lewis also says he's "agitated," not angry, that the story has become part of the Super Bowl-week prelude to Baltimore's game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.Read More »

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