News Update AM 7/24/15

By admin Fri 24th July News
News Update AM 7/24/15. Louisiana Theater Shooting, Turkey fighting ISIS, Child sex abuse, Medford needs teachers, Forestry Board Decision.
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Fire Danger Level To Rise Tuesday

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th July News

The fire danger level on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in Jackson and Josephine counties rises to “extreme” or “red” at 12:01 a.m. The industrial fire precaution level will remain at level 2.Read More »

TV Anchor Fired After Testing Positive For Marijuana

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th July NewsCyd Maurerdrug testingKEZI-TVmarijuana

An Oregon television anchor has turned into a marijuana activist after being fired for testing positive for the drug.

Cyd Maurer, a morning weekend anchor at Eugene's ABC affiliate KEZI-TV, said she was fired in May after getting into a minor accident while on assignment.Read More »

Winemaker Sues Neighboring Farmer

An Oregon winemaker has filed a lawsuit against a neighboring farmer, claiming herbicide drifted from the grass-seed field and destroyed one of his grape crops.

The Oregonian reports ( ) that Willamette Valley Vineyards filed suit Tuesday in Polk County Circuit Court against Five Cent Farm, saying he lost 12.7 tons of pinot noir grapes.

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Oregon DHS Head Stepping Down

Erinn Kelley-Siel is leaving her job as director of the Oregon Department of Human Services.

Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that Kelley-Siel has been an exceptional leader with the ability to combine compassion and strategic thinking. She will stay on until Brown appoints a replacement.

Former Gov.Read More »

Roseburg Man Convicted Of Making Bomb Threats Sentenced

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd July NewsBomb threatWilliam Saffery

A man who threatened to blow himself up last month will serve time in a Roseburg jail.

The News-Review reports ( William Saffery pleaded no contest Wednesday to disorderly conduct, possession of a hoax device, methamphetamine possession and initiating a false report.Read More »

Medford School District Needs Teachers

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd July NewsemploymentMedford School District

Though the 2015-16 school year is right around the corner, the Medford School District is looking to fill 25 teaching positions. “We still have openings in our schools that are wonderful career opportunities,” said Director of Human Resources Sharilyn Cano. “If you’re motivated to make a difference, we have children who need you.”

“We’re at the eleventh hour,” said Cano.Read More »

News Update AM 7/23/15

By admin Thu 23rd July News
News- Lithia's New Highs, Western Wildfires,IRS Investigation, Two Neighbors wounded
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News- Lithia's New Highs

By admin Thu 23rd July News
Medford Based Lithia Motors reports hitting nearly 2-billion dollars in revenue for the second quarter of 2015.
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Director Of City-Owned Airport Resigns

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd July NewsBand AirportJeff Tripp

The director of a city-owned airport in central Oregon has resigned after leading the facility through a turbulent year.

The Bend Bulletin reports ( the directorship has passed to four directors in as many years, with Jeff Tripp staying for 13 months before he resigned Monday.

Redmond City Manager Keith Witcosky says there's solid team at theRead More »


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