Alcohol May Have Been Factor In Fatal Applegate Crash

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department are saying that alcohol was likely a factor in an automobile crash that claimed the life of a motorist on Little Applegate Road Thursday.Read More »

Eagle Point Man Arrested For Attacking Wife & Aggravated Animal Abuse

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th June Newsanimal abuseassaultLeland Kinkey
Jackson County authorities arrested an Oregon man who they say attempted to rape his wife before killing a lamb. Sheriff's spokeswoman Andrea Carlson says 46-year-old Leland Kinkey of Eagle Point was running around his property Thursday night naked, screaming and splattered with blood.Read More »

Coquille Man Dies In Logging Accident

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th June Newslogging deathRichard Fortune
The authorities say an Oregon man died instantly this week when a large maple tree fell on him. Richard Fortune was cutting down a cedar tree on his property southeast of Coquille when the incident happened Wednesday. The Coos County Sheriff's Office says the roots of the cedar had grown entangled with those of the maple.Read More »

Oregon Senate Passes Child Vaccination Bill

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th June Newschild vaccinationsOregon legislature
The Oregon Senate has passed a bill that would require parents to consult a physician about vaccines or watch an educational video before refusing them for their children. In a 16-13 vote on Thursday, the Senate approved the bill, which now goes to the House. Oregon has the nation's highest rate of parents refusing vaccinations for their kindergartners. Doctors and publRead More »

Google Moving Forward With Major Expansion in Oregon

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th June Newscompany expansiongoogle
Google is pressing ahead with a major expansion in The Dalles, where the company opened Oregon's first big corporate data center in 2006. Citing plans submitted to the city, The Oregonian newspaper reports the new data center would be 164,000 square feet - significantly larger than the buildings now operated by Google in The Dalles. The company was drawn to the Columbia River GoRead More »

Oregon Surcharge On Liquor Extended

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th June NewsOLCCstate revenuesurcharges
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has voted to extend a 50-cent per bottle surcharge on distilled spirits that was set to expire at the end of the month. The five-person panel voted unanimously for the two-year extension on Thursday but delayed a decision on a proposal to increase the surcharge to 75 cents.Read More »

Medford Man Held On Aggravated Animal Abuse Charge

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th June Newsanimal abuseTerry Nixon
A Medford man is in jail, and faces aggravated animal abuse charges after allegedly shooting and killing his own dog- a Chihuahua and Jack Russell mix. Last night at 9:02 p.m., a witness called police with the report of what he saw. When authorities contacted 60-year old Terry Nixon, he denied knowledge of the shooting and refused to let police in his home.Read More »

Stolen Car Suspect Cornered by Police In A Medford Resident's Garage

By Jim McCoy Wed 5th June NewsCar Chasecar theftRobert Roy Pridy
A Peach Street resident called Medford police at 1:03 a.m. this morning, reporting a man hiding in his garage. It turned to be the same man who stole a car from an apartment complex on Royal Avenue at 9:01 Tuesday night. 39-year old Robert Roy Pridy asked a man outside his apartment for a glass of water.Read More »

Jackson County Home Prices Going Up, Inventories Are Coming Down

A new report shows sales prices for homes in Jackson County skyrocketing 30-thousand dollars over this time last year. One year ago the median price of a home was $155,000. The Rogue Valley Association of Realtors says the median price is now $185,750 in the rolling 90-day report that concluded May 31st.Read More »

Oregon Based Fortune 500 Company To Hold Union Vote

More than 2,000 local employees of Precision Castparts Corp. will vote whether to unionize Oregon's only Fortune 500 company besides Nike. Workers will vote Thursday and Friday in the companies' Portland, Milwaukie and Clackamas plants whether to join the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers.Read More »


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