August 2013

Resident Fights Off Burglar In Home

By Jim McCoy Thu 29th August NewsBurglaryMichael Brandon Mak
A Medford resident successfully fought off an intruder into his South Grape Street home last Wednesday night. The man was watching TV at 11:08 p.m. when he saw a man standing in his kitchen. He confronted the suspect, who tried to get away. Th victim attempted to confront the suspect, and a scuffle ensued, resulting in the breaking of glass, which caused cuts to the victims' bare feet.Read More »

West Nile Virus Detected In Mosquitoes Along Bear Creek

By Jim McCoy Thu 29th August NewsmosquitoesWest Nile virus
The Jackson County Health Department reports that mosquitoes caught on August 16th along Bear Creek in the south Medford area were detected with the West Nile virus. That’s the first detection of West Nile infected mosquitoes in Jackson County this year.Read More »

Second "Person Of Interest" Sought In Klamath County Homicide

By Jim McCoy Thu 29th August NewsJames CollinsKlamath Countymanhunt
Authorities in Klamath County are seeking a second person of interest in a Chiloquin homicide investigation. The county’s Major Crime Team is looking for a man nicknamed “Cowboy”- 32-year old James Collins. Collins stands 6-feet-4 inches tall, weighs approximately 200 pounds, has multiple tattoos-including a flame tattoo on his arm- brown hair and brown eyes.Read More »

Coquille Tribe Changing Tactics In Pursuit Of Casino

By Jim McCoy Thu 29th August NewsCoquille TribeIndian casinoLarry Campbell
The Coquille Indian Tribe ran into opposition it didn't expect when it advanced a proposal for a casino in Medford, so it has reorganized its campaign. The Medford Mail Tribune reports ( ) that the tribe has hired a former Oregon House speaker, Larry Campbell, as a spokesman.Read More »

Settlement In NFL Concussion Case

By Jim McCoy Thu 29th August SportsconcussionsNFLretired football players
A federal judge says the NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $765 million. The global settlement would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research.Read More »

Frost Settling Into New Role With Ducks

By Jim McCoy Thu 29th August Sportscollege footballOregon DucksScott Frost
When third-ranked Oregon takes the field against Nicholls State on Saturday, head coach Mark Helfrich won't be the only one assuming a new role. Scott Frost will be watching from upstairs at Autzen Stadium as the Ducks' offensive coordinator.Read More »

Steelers Worried? Not Really

By Jim McCoy Wed 28th August SportsNFLPittsburgh Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger is freaking out over the Pittsburgh Steelers' winless preseason, except for the part where he's not. "I'm so worried, can't you see it on my face?" Roethlisberger said with a laugh.Read More »

MLS Star Donovan Signs Extension With Galaxy

By Jim McCoy Wed 28th August SportsLandon DonovanMLS
Landon Donovan has signed a multiyear contract extension with the Los Angeles Galaxy, keeping the high-scoring U.S.Read More »

Economists Forecasting Less Revenue For Oregon

By Jim McCoy Wed 28th August NewsbudgeteconomyOregon revenue
Economists are projecting a slight decrease in state revenue during the two-year budget cycle that began last month.Read More »

Oregon One of Several States Looking To Control Health Care Costs

By Jim McCoy Wed 28th August Newshealth care
Oregon health officials are concentrating on coordinating services and preventing hospital stays. New Jersey medical centers are rewarding doctors who can save money without jeopardizing patient care.Read More »


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