Parvovirus Claims Life of Wolf In NE Oregon

By Jim McCoy Fri 31st May Newsparvoviruswolf
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says a wolf found dead May 19 in northeastern Oregon died from canine parvovirus. The department says it's the first case of the virus found in Oregon wolves.Read More »

Oregon Farm Bureau Suing The US Dept. of Labor

The Oregon Farm Bureau is suing the U.S. Department of Labor. The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in Portland accuses the department of failing to respond to a public records request about actions last summer in Oregon.Read More »

Police Say Wednesday Stabbing In Medford Is Gang Related

By Jim McCoy Thu 30th May NewsMedford Policestabbing
Medford police say that a stabbing last night (Wednesday) was gang related. At around 10 p.m., an officer was stopped by a young man who said he was walking home when a man on a bike stopped him, and asked about his gang affiliation. He says the rider began menacing him when he said he didn’t belong to one.Read More »

Fire At Cave Junction Post Office

A fire that occurred overnight has destroyed the post office in Cave Junction. A postal service spokesman says the building is likely a “total loss.’ Arrangements are being for post office box customers in Cave Junction to pick up their mail at the post office in Selma. There are no details yet on the fire’s cause or whether or not any injuries occurred.

2013 Oregon Legislature Friendly To Animal Rights

So far, the 2013 Oregon legislative session has been friendly to animals and their defenders.Read More »

Student Says His Tip Uncovered School Bombing Plot

An Oregon high school student says he provided the tip that alerted authorities to the possibility another student was making bombs. KATU-TV reports 17-year-old Truman Templeton says he was wary of going to an assembly at West Albany High School.Read More »

Supects Arrested In Burglary of Businesses in Sparta Building

A surveillance video helped lead Medford police to the suspects involved in the burglary of two businesses located in the Sparta building T 16 n. Riverside Monday night. This was the second break-in of the building in two weeks. An officer recognized 42-year old Joseph Perez Miyazaki from a prior contact.Read More »

Medical Pot Grower Sentenced To 15 Years

By Jim McCoy Wed 29th May NewsBrian Wayne Simmonsmedical marijuana
A Central Point medical marijuana grower whose farms were raided in 2011 was sentenced Tuesday in Medford to 15 years in federal prison. Forty-year-old Brian Wayne Simmons was convicted in December of conspiracy and manufacturing and distributing marijuana. U.S. Attorney Amanda S.Read More »

Bureau of Labor Stats Study Shows Medford Workers Earning Less Than National Average

By Jim McCoy Wed 29th May NewsBureau of Labor Statisticswages
A study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today shows that Medford area workers earn 11 percent less on average than their counterparts nationwide. The average is $19.66 an hour, compared to $22.01 nationwide.Read More »

Accused Medford Child Abuser Sentenced

By Jim McCoy Wed 29th May Newschild molestationMark Alexander Tabor
A Southern Oregon child molester arrested after friends of the victims' family beat him has been sentenced to six years in prison. The Medford Mail Tribune reports that 24-Mark Alexander Tabor made a plea bargain and appeared in court Tuesday to plead guilty. He was accused of abusing two sisters when he was a guest in their home in 2011. Police say two friends of the fRead More »


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