Lane County Commissioners have voted to ban e-cigarette sales to minors.
KLCC radio reports (http://bit.ly/1GsS5zz ) the action Tuesday was on a 3-2 vote.
In testimony, county Public Health Director Patrick Luedke (LUHD-kee) said a 12-year-old could buy a small vial of the liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes, and that would be enough to kill four toddlers.
The measure aRead More »
For the first time in 20 months, the Mt. Ashland Ski Area will be open. At 9 a.m. Friday, the ski area will offer beginner terrain on the Sonnet chairlift with $7 tickets. Lessons and rentals will also be available. General Manager Hiram Towle says there’s enough snow to safely operate the beginner area. Mount Ashland has 10 to 20 inches of snow.Read More »
Portland police say a third suspect has been arrested in their investigation of a shooting outside an alternative Portland High School that injured four young people.
The arrest came after a chase late Tuesday in Marion County, about 40 miles south of Portland.
Police say the suspect is 16 years old.
Police say the shooting appears to be related to gang activity, and theRead More »
You may recall an earlier report of a record number of travelers this holiday season. One of the reasons is lower gas prices. The latest survey by AAA Oregon/Idaho shows that the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular in Oregon has fallen 15 cents to $2.77. That’s a five-year low. In southern Oregon, the average is a little lower at $2.75. Nationally, the average is $2.53.
A 19-year old who belongs to the Sureno gang is pleading “guilty” to charges stemming from a drive-by shooting and gang-related fight that occurred last May in White City. Hector Orozco, Osbaldo Espinoza, and Cristobal Barajas were involved in an altercation with the rival Norteno gang.Read More »
The dates have been set for what has become a Christmas tradition in the Rogue Valley. The Greystone Court light display will start Saturday December 20th and run through Christmas Eve. Once again, the residents of Greystone Court in east Medford will be accepting donations for ACCESS, the local food share organization. This is the events 14th year.Read More »
Two men suspected of breaking in to a car in the 4500 block of Wolf Run and stealing the victim’s wallet last month have been arrested. Authorities spotted a car at Bear Creek Shopping Center yesterday (Tuesday) matching the one apparently used by two suspects making earlier purchases with stolen credit cards.Read More »