January 2013

Cottage Grove Business Owner Sentenced For Tax Scheme

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th January Newstax schemeWilliam Meyers
A Cottage Grove man has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to pay $873,000 in restitution for what the prosecution said was a scheme to keep his family business afloat by stealing tax money. The Eugene Register-Guard reports 66-year-old William Meyers ran Side Pocket Foods, which buys bulk alcohol and distilled spirits and bottles and blends them.Read More »

State Pursuing Activist's Records In Veteran's Charity Case

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th January NewsKevin MannixOregon War Veterans
The state has asked a judge to order political activist Kevin Mannix to submit records connected to his involvement with the Oregon War Veterans Association, a charity accused of making unreported political contributions. Assistant Attorney General Heather Weigler says the state requested the material in July and Mannix has not delivered.Read More »

Walden Holds Medford Town Hall, Discusses Immigration Reform

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th January NewsimmigrationRep. Greg Walden
President Obama has outlined some general ideas for a new national immigration plan. The president says he'd like to see border security strengthened, tighten laws against employers who hire illegal aliens, while allowing them to earn a path to citizenship.Read More »

Notre Dame Coach Doesn't Think Hoax Affected Te'os Play

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th January Brian Kellycollege footballManti Te'oNotre Dame
Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly says he didn't see any sign linebacker Manti Te'o was affected by the girlfriend hoax leading up to the BCS game, but says in hindsight it may have been a factor. Kelly says Te'o didn't play his best, adding that Alabama played a role. He says Tuesday only Te'o knows how it affected him.Read More »

A-Rod Denies PED Report

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th January SportsAlex RodriguezMajor League BaseballPEDs
Alex Rodriguez is denying he was treated by the head of a clinic that a newspaper says sold HGH and other substances to the Yankees slugger.Read More »

Single Vehicle Crash Kills One Near Phoenix

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th January Newsfatal crash
Police are still trying to identify the driver of a 1995 Jeep Wrangler who died in a crash on a straight stretch of Highway 99 just south of Phoenix near Cabbage Lane. The accident occurred at approximately 3:05 a.m. this morning. An investigation has determined that the vehicle had traveled onto the shoulder, collided with a utility pole and then crashed into a large tree.Read More »

Car Bomber Trial: Psychologist Suggests Defendant Was Manipulated

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th January Newscar bombing plotMohamed Mohamud
A psychologist testified that the FBI used advanced psychological techniques to lure a teenage terrorism suspect into agreeing to a plan that would have killed thousands.Read More »

Crabbers Warned of Safety Concerns Along Oregon Coast

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th January NewscrabbingOregon coast
The U.S. Coast Guard has put out a warning to Dungeness crabbers in the Pacific Northwest: Get your rest and wear your life jackets. The World in Coos Bay reports on the statement from Capt. Bruce Jones.Read More »

Terrorist Suspect's Father: "FBI Brainwashed My Son"

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th January Newscar bombing plot
The father of an Oregon terrorism suspect says his then-teenage son was suffering an identity crisis and enduring a troubled home life when the FBI "brainwashed" him. Osman Barre, the father of Somali-American terrorism suspect Mohamed Mohamud, testified Monday that he was concerned for his son's safety when he contacted the FBI in 2009.Read More »

Super Bowl Match-up Offers Fresh Faces at QB

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th January SportsColin KaepernickJoe FlaccoNFLSuper Bowl
Tom Brady is not playing in the Super Bowl. Neither is Ben Roethlisberger or either of the Mannings. This Super Bowl has a pair of fresh faces in Colin Kaepernick and Joe Flacco, one of whom will leave New Orleans as the latest and greatest at football's glamour position.Read More »


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