April 2013

Indoor Football Team- The Omaha Beef- Offers Tebow A Job

By Jim McCoy Tue 30th April SportsfootballOmaha BeefTim Tebow
The Omaha Beef have a job waiting for Tim Tebow if he wants it - and the Nebraska indoor football team will even pay him $75 a game. A day after Tebow was cut by the New York Jets, the Beef called the office of Tebow agent Jimmy Sexton to offer a standard player contract.Read More »

Knicks Guard Wins Second Sportsmanship Award

By Jim McCoy Tue 30th April SportsJason KiddNBASportsmanship Award
New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd has become the first player to win back-to-back NBA sportsmanship awards. Kidd received 91 first-place votes from league players and 2,474 total points Tuesday to claim the Joe Dumars Trophy in his first season in New York.Read More »

Former Oregon Student Held In North Korea

By Jim McCoy Tue 30th April NewsKenneth BaeNorth Korea
A U.S. tour operator who has been detained in North Korea since early November attended the University of Oregon. The Register-Guard newspaper reports that Kenneth Bae was at the university between 1988 and 1990. School spokeswoman Julie Brown says Bae majored in psychology, but left before getting a degree. UO alum Bobby Lee, a policy adviser for Gov.Read More »

Crime Stoppers Offering A Reward For A Medford Burglary

By Jim McCoy Tue 30th April NewsBurglaryCrime Stoppers
A reward of $1,000 is being offered by Crime Stoppers for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects in the burglary of a home in the 3600 block of Dodson Drive in Medford on April 25th, sometime between 9:50 a.m. and 4 p.m. 13 guns were stolen, along with an iPad and a laptop computer. The value of the items totaled $16,650.Read More »

Final Forum Tonight To Discuss Medford School District Budget

By Jim McCoy Tue 30th April Newseducation fundingMedford School District
A final public forum is taking place tonight to discuss the proposed Medford School District budget for 2013-14 academic year. District superintendent Dr. Phil Long says the budget fully funds core academics, as well as music, the arts and athletics. The budget also proposes improved security safety features based on assessment after the Conneticut school shooting last December.Read More »

Police Seeking More Information On Hit & Run In Grants Pass

Though a number of eyewitnesses have provided valuable information, Grants Pass Police are continuing to welcome any tips the public may have regarding the hit and run accident that occurred last Friday that injured a 37-year old woman and seriously injured her 5-year old daughter. The girl- Sharon Gongora- is being treated for a skull fracture and multiple fractures at a Portland hospital.Read More »

Two Men Jailed After Attempting to Elude Police

A Monday morning car chase has landed two men in jail. At 2:45 a.m., 22-year old Rodney Gorneau refused to stop for a Central Point Police officer after he attempted to pull over Gourneau for disobeying a stop sign. The pursuit began north of Central Point near the intersection of Kirtland and Highbanks roads. As it continued, spike strips were deployed to stop the GMC pick-up truck.Read More »

Death At Winchester Bay Investigated

By Jim McCoy Mon 29th April Newsdeath investigationWinchester Bay
State police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found near the Umpqua Lighthouse. Lt. Gregg Hastings says a couple discovered the homicide Sunday after stopping by the Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point, south of Reedsport along Highway 101. The victim's name has yet to be released.Read More »

Oregon Gas Prices Decline Slightly

By Jim McCoy Mon 29th April NewsAAAeconomygas prices
The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.59. That's down four cents in a week and 13 cents in a month. It's four cents higher than the national average. Some metro prices from the AAA's Monday survey: Portland $3.56, Salem $3.59, Eugene-Springfield $3.59, and Medford-Ashland $3.65.

Report: Oregon Spends Big Money On Pre-K Education

An annual report shows Oregon enrolls relatively few children in state-funded prekindergarten classes but spends more money per student than almost every other state. The rankings from the National Institute for Early Education Research are almost identical to the ones Oregon has received in previous years. Of the 40 states with preschool programs, Oregon ranked 30th in enrollmenRead More »

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