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Manhunt Continues For Serial Bank Robber

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th October NewsAnthony James Martinisbank robberies
An FBI spokeswoman says FBI agents and police in Oregon and Washington are looking for a man they think is connected to six Northwest bank robberies in the past month. Spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich-Williams said Thursday that 41-year-old Anthony James Martinis is sought on a bank robbery warrant out of Cowlitz County, Washington. The robberies took place in Lacey, Yakima and Longview,Read More »

Bridge In North Bend Remains Closed

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th October NewsMcCullough Bridge
The Oregon Transportation Department says U.S. Highway 101 at the McCullough Bridge in North Bend will remain closed until at least Friday afternoon. The World newspaper reports that high winds Wednesday afternoon broke loose a bolted-down construction project enclosure covering the bridge, causing debris to fall into the roadway. Officials later closed the bridge.Read More »

Bed Officers To Wear Video Cameras

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th October Newspolice video cameras
Bend Police Chief Jim Porter hopes his officers will be wearing video cameras by the new year. He tells KTVZ ( ) officers have been testing body cams for about a year and developing systems and rules to store the video. The department plans to buy 48 cameras. Porter says they would not run all the time.Read More »

Coquille Convicted Of Tax Evasion

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th October NewsfraudRonald and Dorothea Jolingtax evasion
A husband and wife who owe more than $1 million in back taxes and penalties have been convicted of conspiracy to defraud the government. Ronald and Dorothea Joling of Coquille, Oregon, are scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 11.Read More »

State Wants Funding To Finance National Forest Thinning

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd October NewsODFthinning
The Oregon Department of Forestry wants the governor to include $6.5 million in his upcoming budget to finance collaborative efforts to increase thinning and logging on national forests. The Bulletin newspaper ( ) reports that is an increase from $2.9 million allocated in the current budget. The state can't give money directly to the U.S.Read More »

Grand Jury Inspects Josephine County Jail

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd October NewsJosephine County Jail inspection
Every year the Josephine County Jail receives an inspection by a Grand Jury. This inspection is an unscheduled surprise visit to evaluate the conditions and management of the jail. Sheriff Gil Gilbertson was pleased to share comments from the Grand Jury report. The Jury Foreman said "the Jury believes the jail is a very well run and managed facility that the county can and should be proud of.Read More »

UPDATE: Motorist Dies In Coastal Crash

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd October Newsfatal crash
UPDATE: 52-year old Mark Fortune of Florence has been identified as the man who died in the Wednesday night crash.Read More »

Big Money Is Being Spent On Oregon Ballot Measures

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd October Newsballot measurescampaign spendingelections
A new analysis shows Oregon trails only California and Colorado in terms of spending on television ads for ballot measures this election cycle. According to the Center for Public Integrity, Oregon measures have generated $7.7 million in TV spending through Monday. A little more than $5 million is tied to Measure 92, which would require the labeling of genetically engineered foodRead More »

Fire Sprinkler Controls Blaze At Auto Dealership

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd October NewsAirport Chevroletfire
A fire sprinkler system is being credited with helping to control a fire tat brek out this morning at an auto dealership. At 7:24 a.m., an alarm sounded at Airport Chevrolet. As firefighters were en route to the auto retailer, there was a report of smoke, upgrading firefighter response. Two additional engines were sent from Medford, plus an engine from Fire District 3.Read More »


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