Search Yields No Sign Of Missing Ashland Girl

By Jim McCoy Mon 2nd February NewsHannah Thomas-Garnermissing person
Jackson County search and rescue volunteers searched a gravel pit known for teen parties over the weekend but found no sign of a 17-year-old Ashland girl who has been missing for two months. The sheriff's office says the search Saturday included two dogs certified in detecting human remains. Sgt.Read More »

Gov. Kitzhaber: Fiancee's Finances Raise Legitimate Questions

By Jim McCoy Fri 30th January NewsCylvia HayesGov. John Kitzhaber
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber says legitimate questions have been raised about his fiancee's taxes after newspaper reports that income from a renewable energy group didn't appear on her tax returns. The Democratic governor said Friday he and Hayes file taxes separately, and he would not discuss hers.Read More »

Dogs Rescued From Applegate Area Breeder

By Jim McCoy Fri 30th January Newsdogs rescued
Oregon Humane Society officials say more than 50 dogs have been removed from a breeding operation in the southern Oregon community of Applegate. The Oregonian reports ( ) that the breeder is under investigation by a local district attorney because of allegations that the animals were living in unsanitary conditions.Read More »

Regulators: Oregon Logging Rules Don't Protect Clean Water

By Jim McCoy Fri 30th January Newsenvironmentlogging rules
Federal regulators have ruled Oregon's state logging rules do not sufficiently protect fish and streams from pollution caused by clearcutting too close to streams, water running off old logging roads, landslides and sites sprayed with pesticides. NOAA Fisheries Service and the U.S.Read More »

Myrtle Creek Man Dies In Freeway Accident

By Jim McCoy Fri 30th January Newsfatal car crashJonathan W. Graham
A Myrtle Creek man died in a vehicle crash on Interstate 5 in Douglas County Thursday. At 4:45 p.m., a Ford Focus driven by 58-year old Jonathan W. Graham was traveling north, when it drifted into a traffic barrier at milepost 110, and crashed. The car sustained heavy front end and side damage.Read More »

Investigators Looking Into Cause Of Knife River Blast

By Jim McCoy Fri 30th January NewsexplopsionKnife River
Investigators are trying to determine what caused an explosion in an asphalt storage tank at Knife River outside Central Point Thursday. At 2:12 p.m., Jackson County Fire District 3 received a call of a blast at the Kirtland Road aggregate facility.Read More »

Man Appears Ready To Rob, Changes Mind

By Jim McCoy Thu 29th January NewsPurple Parrotrobbery suspect
The Medford Police are looking for a white male, probably in his 20s, who appeared ready to rob a Purple Parrot on Highland Drive in Medford Wednesday, but changed his mind and left. According to a surveillance image, he was wearing a blue camouflage jacket, and is about 6-feet tall.Read More »

Names Released In Vehicle-Pedestrian Fatal Accident

By Jim McCoy Thu 29th January NewsCheryle Andersonfatal accidentRichard Rohan
Authorities have released the names of the people involved in a fatal vehicle and pedestrian accident in the Hugo area. The Oregon State Police says 52-year old Cheryle Anderson was killed when she was run over by a truck driven by 71-year old Richard Rohan at a property at 1503 Three Pines Road. The investigation is continuing. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor.

Report: Oregon Graduation Rates Far From Governor's Goal

Oregon public high schools have to start picking up the pace if they are to achieve Gov. John Kitzhaber's demand for a 100 percent graduation rate by 2025. The state said Thursday that the on-time graduation rate increased to 72 percent in 2014. That's an increase of 3.3 percentage points from a year earlier, but the gain can be attributed to a new calculation procedure.Read More »

Classmates Give Shout Out To Missing Ashland Girl

By Jim McCoy Thu 29th January NewsHannah Thomas-Garnermissing girl
Sideline to sideline, an estimated 600 students and teachers have assembled on the football field at Ashland High School to let a missing classmate know they're thinking of her and want her back. They made a big heart formation Tuesday. Five placards in the middle spelled her nickname, "Moose." The 17-year-old girl, Hannah Thomas-Garner, has been missing since Nov.Read More »


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