February 2013

Water Main Break Will Keep Crater High School Closed

By Jim McCoy Mon 11th February NewsCrater High Schoolschool closures
Students at Crater High school are getting a couple of extra days . School was closed as a result of a water break sometime over the weekend. Central Point School District Randy Gravon blames the problem on a 59-year old building. Approximately 2-3 inches of water pooled up when maintenance personnel arrived at 5 a.m. Because of the extensive problems, school will remain Tuesday as well.Read More »

Motorcycle Rider Reaches High Speeds In Attempt To Flee Police on I-5

A Grants Pass man was arrested in Douglas County Sunday after trying to elude police on motorcycle. At 11:44 a.m., an Oregon state trooper attempted to stop a Suzuki R650 operated by 23-year old Jeffrey Engebretson near milepost 81, when the rider was clocked at a speed of 95 miles per hour.Read More »

Both Sides On Gay Marriage Anticipating Ballot Measure in 2014

Supporters of same-sex marriage say they're aiming at a vote next year to reverse Oregon's ban on gay marriage, which was approved in 2004. The state's leading gay-rights group, Basic Rights Oregon, said Monday it would form a campaign organization to get a constitutional amendment on the November 2014 ballot. Voters in Oregon approved the ban on gay marriage by a vote of nearly Read More »

Inspectors To Check Earlier This Year For Invasive Species

By Jim McCoy Mon 11th February Newsinvasive specieszebra mussels
State boat inspectors trying to keep zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species out of Oregon have gone to work earlier this year. The Medford Mail Tribune reports the station along Interstate 5 at Ashland has begun checking boat hulls and bilges for non-native species hitchhiking into the state. The state had been inspecting boats beginning in May, at the start of the summRead More »

UPDATE: Broken Water Main Will Keep Crater High Closed On Tuesday As Well

By Jim McCoy Mon 11th February NewsCrater High Schoolschool closures
A broken water main has caused Crater High School to cancel classes for Monday Feb. 11th. Updates will be provided as the day progresses. UPDATE: According to the Facebook page for Crater High School's Renaissance Academy, classes for Crater High School will canceled for Tuesday Feb. 12th as well. (10:12 a.m.)

Device Setting Blamed For Super Bowl Power Outage

By Jim McCoy Fri 8th February SportsNFLSuper Bowl power outage
The manufacturer of a protective device blamed in the power outage that interrupted the Super Bowl said a low "trip setting" on the equipment caused the partial blackout in the Superdome. Friday's statement from S&C Electric Co. of Chicago said the outage would have been avoided if the operator of the relay device had set the trip threshold higher.Read More »

Former Oregon TE Joins Kelly's Staff With Eagles

- The Philadelphia Eagles completed new coach Chip Kelly's staff on Friday, adding Dave Fipp as special teams coordinator. Fipp, 38, was the assistant special teams coach for Miami from 2011-12. He joined the Dolphins after a three-year stint with the San Francisco 49ers from 2008-10.Read More »

Would-Be Shoe Thief Confronted, Arrested at Medford Sportsman's Warehouse

By Jim McCoy Fri 8th February Newsattempted theftShigh Davis
19-year-old Shigh Davis was arrested by Medford Police Thursday afternoon after he allegedly tried to steal a pair of shoes from the Sportsman's Warehouse at around 4 p.m. He is being held on $1,034,000 bail. Store employees noticed Davis trying to steal a pair of $40 shoes. Two tried to keep him from leaving. Davis attempted to flee, and a struggle ensued.Read More »

Gun Rally In The State Capitol

By Jim McCoy Fri 8th February Newsgun rally
Hundreds of demonstrates, many armed with high-powered rifles, descended on the Oregon Capitol Friday to demonstrate their gun rights. The demonstration is a response to calls for stiffer gun laws in the wake of recent mass shootings. Protesters say they want to show state lawmakers that they're peaceful, law-abiding gun owners and will fight any attempt to impose new gun restrictions.Read More »

Longtime Local Educator Named New Phoenix-Talent Schools Superintendent

By Jim McCoy Fri 8th February NewsPhoenix- Talent SchoolsTeresa Sayre
Teresa Sayre- who has served as Principal at Talent Elementary and Talent Middle School- will become Phoenix- Talent School Superintendent beginning July 1st. She will succeed the retiring Ben Bergreen, who is stepping down after 12 years. The hiring announcement concludes a 6 month search. Sayre has worked in the school district for 15 years.

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