February 2013

Medford Man Arrested For Illegal Pharma Sales

By Jim McCoy Fri 8th February NewsCelaisRafael FernandezsteroidsViagra
Police believe a Medford man was selling quantities of Viagra, Cialis and anabolic steroids out of his home. Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement investigators served a search warrant Wednesday on the home of 39-year-old Rafael Rene Fernandez. The Mail Tribune reports they found 18,000 doses of liquid anabolic steroid, 250 doses of Viagra and 1.8 pounds of a white powder believed to be VRead More »

Names Released Of Man, Woman Involved In Fatal Josephine County Wreck

The names have been released of the man and woman involved in a fatal pick-up crash yesterday on Highway 199 near Cave Junction. 75-year old Floyd Long of crescent city died after his 2005 Dodge lost control around a curve, crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and crashed head-on into a tree.Read More »

Judge Sides With Medford School District Employees

An administrative judge has sided with the classified employees of the Medford School District in an unfair labor practice complaint filed against the district. The Mail Tribune reports the complaint with the state Employee Relations Board alleged the district engaged in bad-faith bargaining in 2011 when it imposed a final contract offer on the employees. The district faced a budget shortfRead More »

December Email Reveals Nike's Expansion Plans

By Jim McCoy Thu 7th February NewsNikeOregon business
A lawyer for Nike told Gov.Read More »

High School Football Standouts Announce College Plans

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th February Sportscollege footballhigh school football
It's almost like Christmas day for college football programs across the country, as high school seniors announce their future plans. It's national letter of intent day. This evening at 5:30 p.m. SOU Raiders Coach Craig Howard will announce the names of those players who plan to don the red and black next season.Read More »

Racing Phenom Will Race Full Time in NASCAR Nationwide Series

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th February SportsKyle LarsonNASCAR
Promising young driver Kyle Larson will attempt to run the full Nationwide Series this year in a joint effort between Earnhardt Ganassi Racing and Turner Scott Motorsports. Larson is of Japanese descent and last year's NKNPSE Championship was the first series title for a driver from NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program.Read More »

ODOT-funded Campaign Will Crack Down On Texting, Improperly Restrained Children

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th February NewsODOTtraffic safety
In 2011, 99 people in Oregon who died in traffic crashes were not wearing seat belts. While seat belt use has greatly improved in recent years, the Oregon Department of Transportation says far too many children are improperly restrained, using adult-sized seat belts.Read More »

Beached Boat Is Likely to Be Tsunami Debris

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th February News2011 Japanese TsunamiOregon coast
Scientists say a 30-foot boat that washed ashore on Gleneden Beach on the central Oregon coast appears to be debris from the March 2011 Japan tsunami. Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department spokesman Rick Boatner says it is believed to have been a support vessel for a commercial fishing boat. The boat was found Tuesday - hull up - embedded in the sand with most of the hull exposed.Read More »

Oregon Tech Firm Gets Infusion of Cash, Will Double Workforce

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th February NewsjobsUrban Airship
Portland tech startup Urban Airship has received another $25 million in new backing and plans to double its workforce this year. The company currently has about 120 employees. The Oregonian reports Urban Airship makes software for "push" notifications for smartphone apps.Read More »


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