January 2013

6 Hour Standoff In Merlin

By Jim McCoy Thu 24th January Newspolice standoffStephen Lester Powers
A 68-year old man is facing multiple charges after a 6 hour standoff with police Wednesday in Merlin. At around 5 p.m., authorities received a report that one man had shot another at a 4-plex on Peach Street. When troopers arrived at apartment where the incident occurred, the accused shooter, Stephen Lester Powers refused to cooperate. Because he had a firearm, a SWAT team was called out.Read More »

Man Arrested For Attacking Father With Ax

By Jim McCoy Thu 24th January Newsax attackHunter GoldbergJosiah Goldberg
An attempted murder charge has been filed against a Roseburg man accused of hitting his 73-year-old father in the head with an ax. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Hunter Goldberg was arrested Wednesday after his mother called 9-1-1 to report that she was driving her injured husband to Mercy Medical Center. The victim, Josiah Goldberg, told deputies at the hospital that Read More »

Man Reported Missing Last Fall Found Dead Near Powers

By Jim McCoy Thu 24th January Newsmissing personStephen Foss
A Coos County man reported missing last fall only to be found alive in his van south of Powers has now been found dead in the same place. Sheriff's Sgt.Read More »

Radon Levels High In Portland, Myrtle Creek

By Jim McCoy Thu 24th January Newsenvironmental healthradon
New estimates show the rate of Portland-area homes with elevated levels of radon is double the national average. The Oregonian reports that a Portland State University professor and five students compiled radon tests from homes and businesses statewide. Their research suggests one in every four houses in the Portland area accumulates radon above the level the U.S.Read More »

Seau Family To Sue NFL

By Jim McCoy Wed 23rd January Sportsfootball head injuriesJunior SeauNFL
The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker's suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football. The wrongful death lawsuit, filed Wednesday in California Superior Court in San Diego, blames the NFL for its "acts or omissions" that hid the dangers of repetitive blows to the head.Read More »

NBA's Most Valuable Franchise- A #1

By Jim McCoy Wed 23rd January Sportsfranchise valueNBA
The New York Knicks have surpassed the Los Angeles Lakers as the most valuable team in the NBA, according to Forbes' annual study. Boosted by renovations to Madison Square Garden, the Knicks' value increased 41 percent to $1.1 billion.Read More »

Further Details Surface In Child Abduction Case

By Jim McCoy Wed 23rd January Newsamber alertchild abduction
A 5-year-old boy is reported safe a few hours after he was kidnapped from a home in The Dalles. The State Police said Wednesday his abductor was in custody a little more than an hour after an Amber Alert was issued for Skylar Meldin Coulcer-Jarding. The suspect was identified as 36-year-old Brian Depriest of The Dalles. State Police Lt.Read More »

Curry County Man Arrested For Neglecting Horses

By Jim McCoy Wed 23rd January Newsanimal abuseOregon coast
Authorities say a 49-year-old Brookings man has been arrested on charges of neglecting horses so hungry they ate the bark off nearby trees. The Curry County sheriff's department says 10 horses were left in small pens for nearly three months with no regular supply of food and water.Read More »

Regional Employment Picture Shows Slight Improvement

By Jim McCoy Wed 23rd January Newseconomyjobssouthern Oregon jobs
Across the region, the Oregon Employment Department is reporting lower unemployment rates across southern Oregon for December. Their report indicates that seasonal hiring accounted for most monthly employment gains. In Jackson County, retail gained 540 jobs. Health care and assistance and manufacturing also posted gains.Read More »

Suspected Child Abductor Knew Child's Mother

By Jim McCoy Wed 23rd January abducted childamber alertBrian DePriest
A 5-year-old boy is reported safe a few hours after he was kidnapped from a home in The Dalles. The State Police said Wednesday his abductor was in custody a little more than an hour after an Amber Alert was issued for Skylar Meldin Coulcer-Jarding. The suspect was identified as 36-year-old Brian Depriest of The Dalles. State Police Lt.Read More »

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