Four Boys Held Responsible For Civic Stadium Fire

By Jim McCoy Thu 2nd July NewsCivic Stadium fire

Police in Eugene, Oregon, say four young boys will be charged in the fire that destroyed the city's historic Civic Stadium earlier this week.

Police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin says police arson investigators got a tip Wednesday that led them to the Eugene boys, ages 10 to 12.

A police statement said more information about specific charges would be provided ThuRead More »

Trail Man Killed In Jeep Accident

By Jim McCoy Thu 2nd July Newsfatal crashRodger Oliver

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department says that a Trail man was killed when the Jeep CJ-5 he was driving flipped and hit a tree on Highway 227.

The crash occurred at around 9 p.m. Wednesday. 43-year old Rodger Oliver died at the scene. His passenger- Kenneth Craig- sustained serious injuries and was transported to a Medford hospital.Read More »

Individual, Group Health To Get More Expensive In 2016

By Jim McCoy Thu 2nd July Newsinsurance coverage

Losses from underpriced policies mean some people buying health insurance for the coming year will be paying as much as 47 percent more.

The Bend Bulletin reports ( the Oregon Insurance Division announced Wednesday that individual and group plans would be more expensive in 2016, effecting about 3 percent of the state's population.

Oregon insurRead More »

Lakeview Mayor Stepping Down

By Jim McCoy Thu 2nd July NewsMike Patrick

The mayor of a south-central Oregon city is resigning for health reasons.

The Herald and News reports ( 70-year-old Mayor Mike Patrick resigned Tuesday during a special city council meeting in Lakeview, a city near the state's intersection with Nevada and California.

Patrick was elected to the city council in 2002 and has been mayor since 2008Read More »

Purple Parrot Robbery Suspect Caught By Use of Social Media

By Jim McCoy Thu 2nd July NewsJustin JonesPurple Parrotrobbery

Medford police have arrested a suspect in the robbery of the Purple Parrot store on Delta Waters Road Tuesday. Tips poured in on social media Wednesday after police released a surveillance video photo from the robbery.

39-year old Justin Douglas Jones was located in a wooded area near Selma and arrested without further incident.Read More »

Suspect Named In Disappearance of Southern Oregon Woman

Authorities have identified a suspect in the disappearance of Stephanie Warner, a southern Oregon woman last seen two years ago at a Fourth of July parade in Ashland.

Detective Eric Henderson of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that investigators believe Warner is dead and the woman's boyfriend at the time, Lennie Ames, knows the location of the remains.

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Officer-Involved Shooting Closed Portion Of I-5 Wednesday Night

Authorities say Oregon State Police shot and killed a man who was wanted in the slaying of a woman in Northern California.

Police in Yreka said they got a report of a possible homicide Wednesday, and found 34-year-old Erika Lemere dead in her home.

Yreka police identified 32-year-old Kaleb Landon as a suspect and Oregon State police located him in Sunny Valley, aboRead More »

$15-Hour Min. Wage Backers Turn In Signatures

By Jim McCoy Wed 1st July News$15 Minimum wage

A group that wants to raise Oregon's minimum wage to $15 an hour says it's submitted its first batch of signatures.

The group 15 Now says it turned in 2,000 signatures to the secretary of state's office on Tuesday.Read More »

Knight Stepping Down As Nike Boss

By Jim McCoy Wed 1st July NewsNikePhil Knight

Nike Chairman Phil Knight plans to step down, and says he wants President and CEO Mark Parker to succeed him.

Knight, 77, says he plans to stay involved with the company after he steps down as chairman. Parker has been Nike's president and CEO since 2006.

Nike Inc.Read More »

OSU Cascades Campus Construction Underway

By Jim McCoy Wed 1st July NewsOSU-Cascades

Construction is under way to build an Oregon State University campus in Bend that was delayed for a year by legal challenges.

The Bend Bulletin reports ( residents concerned about the impact the campus would have on community traffic have seen their legal challenges denied by city and state officials as well as an independent hearings officer.Read More »


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