February 2013

Report: "Dam Removal Good For Fishing & Farming"

By Jim McCoy Mon 4th February Newsdam removalKlamath River dams
A federal report says removing four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River in Oregon and California and restoring ecosystems will produce a big increase in salmon harvests and boost farm revenues.Read More »

Statistics Report From Super Bowl on Oregon Road Fatalities & Drunk Driving

The Oregon State Police say two died on Oregon roads during Super Bowl weekend. Alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor in one Sunday night crash that killed an 80-year old man on highway 213 in Clackamas County. Last year at this time, three people died in Oregon traffic accidents on Super Bowl weekend.Read More »

Suspect Sought in Grants Pass Robbery

By Jim McCoy Mon 4th February NewsRiver City Grill and Rotisserierobbery
The Grants Pass Police responded to a robbery that occurred at around 9:10 p.m. last night at the River City Grill and Rotisserie. In the commission of the robbery, the suspect pulled a gun and hit an employee in the head with a forearm. Patrons tried to intervene, but the suspect pointed his gun at them. Police arrived within two minutes of the call.Read More »

Winter "X" Games Facing Scrutiny After Snowmobiler Death

By Jim McCoy Fri 1st February SportsCaleb Mooresports safetyX Games
The death of snowmobile rider Caleb Moore and another accident involving a driver-less snowmobile that careened into a fence and injured a spectator at the Winter X Games will trigger a more thorough review of the permit process for next year's event. On Thursday, Moore died from injuries suffered when he flew off his snowmobile and it rolled over him while he was attempting a backflip.Read More »

Former NASCAR Driver Leads Police on Car Chase

By Jim McCoy Fri 1st February SportsNASCARTimothy Walker
Police say a man who led authorities on a chase in Nevada and Utah is a former NASCAR driver. The Spectrum of St. George reports that police stopped Timothy Tyler Andrew Walker on Wednesday in southern Utah following a chase that began in Nevada. Authorities say Walker had marijuana, pills and open containers of alcohol in his luxury BMW sedan.Read More »

Neighboring Medford Homes Catch Fire

By Jim McCoy Fri 1st February Newsfire
The Medford Fire Department responded at just after 4 a.m. today to a fire that had spread from one home to another at 25 and 29 Willamette Avenue. Responding firefighters were alerted by neighbors expressed concern over the possibility of residents trapped in the homes and a search was conducted.Read More »

"Uniting For Justice" Rally Friday Evening in Grants Pass

An organization calling itself "Securing Our Safety" is holding a community event they are calling "Uniting For Safety" in Grants Pass this evening at 5:15 p.m. about efforts to restore criminal justice services in Josephine County.Read More »

Sutherlin Teen Arrested in I-5 Rock Throwing Case

By Jim McCoy Fri 1st February NewsMathew McKinneyrock throwing incident
Oregon State Police say a 19-year-old Sutherlin man has been accused of throwing a rock from an Interstate 5 overpass, breaking a University of Oregon athlete's jaw. Distance runner 20-year-old Molly Grabill of Poway, Calif., was driving the car near Rice Hill in Douglas County on Nov.Read More »

Hit & Run Driver Sentenced

By Jim McCoy Fri 1st February Newshit and run accidentLeta Schroeder
A Central Point woman has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide for crashing her pickup into a van of reforestation workers, killing one man and injuring two others. The Medford Mail Tribune reported that 35-year-old Leta Jean Schroeder was sentenced Thursday to nearly four years in prison. The crew was headed for a brush-clearing job in July.Read More »

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