Stolen Trailer Recovered, Suspected Thief Beaten By Victim

By Jim McCoy Mon 12th January NewsBradley Bondtheft
A man who had his trailer stolen found it and recovered it in Medford Sunday morning. The 34-year old saw a truck towing the cargo trailer- which was stolen Thursday- and confronted the driver and passenger of the truck at a parking lot near Main and Gennessee Streets. In the ensuing confrontation, the suspect was hit in the head with a pipe.Read More »

New Gas Price Reports Continuing Trend

By Jim McCoy Mon 12th January NewsAAAgas pricesOregon
The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $2.33. That's down 13 cents in a week and 54 cents in a month, but it's 20 cents higher than the national average. Some metro prices from AAA's Monday survey: Portland $2.34, Salem $2.28, Eugene-Springfield $2.34, and Medford-Ashland $2.29.Read More »

Gov. Kitzhaber Begins 4th Term

By Jim McCoy Mon 12th January NewsGov. John Kitzhaber
Gov. John Kitzhaber begins his fourth term today. Kitzhaber will take the oath of office in a ceremony at the state Capitol followed by his inaugural address. The Democratic governor is already Oregon's longest-serving chief executive. He begins his fourth term with the state on a stronger financial footing than he inherited four years ago.Read More »

Timber Organization Updates Green Label Forestry Standards

By Jim McCoy Fri 9th January NewsSustainable Forestry Initiative
An organization that certifies lumber and paper products as environmentally sustainable has upgraded its standards, but critics say the Sustainable Forestry Initiative standards and enforcement remain weak. SFI President and CEO Kathy Abusow says the upgrade released Wednesday came out of a regular five-year reassessment, and addresses issues including clearing large areas of forest, damRead More »

Accused Klamath County Murderer Sentenced

By Jim McCoy Fri 9th January NewsLeland Thomas Nicholson
A southern Oregon prosecutor says a 29-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatally shooting a man and wounding a woman on Easter Sunday 2013 in Klamath Falls. Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge said Leland Thomas Nicholson, Jr. was sentenced Thursday.Read More »

Lane County RV Maker Making Comeback

By Jim McCoy Fri 9th January NewsMarathon Coach
The Great Recession dealt a blow to Lane County's recreational vehicle industry, once touted as a manufacturing anchor. One big manufacturer went out of business, another out of state. But the Eugene Register-Guard reports ( ) a smaller company, Marathon Coach of Coburg, survived and now is sharply increasing sales of its luxury RVs. President and owRead More »

Horse Killed, Possibly By Cougar Near Bend

By Jim McCoy Fri 9th January Newscougar attack
The owner of a horse that was found dead Wednesday near Bend believes it was killed by a cougar. Theresa Denham tells KTVZ ( ) it was ripped open through its neck and chest and partially eaten. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirms a cougar was seen in the area Monday but biologists can't confirm the horse was killed by a cougar because the carcRead More »

Mt. Ashland Remains Closed

By Jim McCoy Fri 9th January NewsMt. Ashland
Officials at Mount Ashland say the ski area will remain closed until further notice. December snows barely delivered enough at Mount Ashland to open, and the recent mild temperatures up at the mountain has caused much of it to melt. As of Thursday, the snow pack at Mount Ashland had dwindled down to 10 to 18 inches.Read More »

Customer Accused Of Passing Funny Money To Buy Spuds

By Jim McCoy Fri 9th January NewscounterfeitJuvenal Adan Vega
A southern Oregon man accused of using not one but two fake $50 bills in an attempt to pay for an order of potato wedges has been indicted on forgery and related counts. The Mail Tribune reports ( that 29-year-old Juvenal Adan Vega of Medford is accused of trying to use the bogus bills in early December at Angelo's Pizza. A police affidavit says a pizza parloRead More »

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