Alcohol A Factor In Double Fatal Crash

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th December NewsChristopher ConeyRachel Ragle
Oregon State Police believe speed and alcohol played a role in the crash that killed two people on Highway 101 north of Bandon. The car left the highway Sunday morning and crashed into several trees. The World reports ( troopers identified the dead as 20-year-old driver Christopher Coney and 23-year-old passenger Rachel Ragle, both from Coos Bay.

Transient Dies In Bend Jail

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th December NewsEdwin Burl Maysjail death
A transient who was arrested after a police chase died Sunday night in the Deschutes County Jail at Bend. Deputies said 31-year-old Edwin Burl Mays was a passenger in a car that tried to flee police. KTVZ reports ( ) he was being booked into jail when he began showing signs of medical distress.Read More »

Salvation Needs Hundreds More Toys

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th December NewsSalvation Armytoys
The Salvation Army in Medford is putting out a call for more toys to be given for needy children. Enough has been collected for 1100 local children, however, the church is needing 860 more by this Friday, December 19th. Toys may be donated at the Salvation Army church office at 304 Beatty Street, or their thrift store at 922 N. Central Ave.Read More »

Jackson County Experiencing Outbreaks Of Chickenpox, Whooping Cough

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th December Newschickenpoxpertussiswhooping cough
The Jackson County Health Department is reporting an outbreak of Chickenpox and Pertussis- also known as whooping cough. Both are considered to be highly contagious. Chickenpox is transmitted by person-to-person contact. Symptoms u]include the sudden onset of fever and feeling tired, followed by an itchy, blister-like rash.Read More »

Would-Be Car Thief Caught

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th December Newsauto theftTyreese Key
A suspect was caught by Medford Police trying to steal a car from the Volkswagen dealership on North Riverside. 18-year old Tyreese Key attempted to flee when confronted by police. An officer was able to catch up to him. Key reportedly put up a fight but the officer was able to get him into custody after a scuffle.Read More »

Audit Reveals Problem With Child Welfare Software

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th December NewsDHS
An audit finds that a new computer system led the Oregon Department of Human Services to overcharge the federal government by nearly $24 million for child welfare services. The audit was released on Thursday by Secretary of State Kate Brown.Read More »

Inmate Returns To Jail After Vandalizing Lobby

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th December NewsJackson County JailJoseph Thomas Hilt
An inmate just released from Jackson County Jail Thursday is back in jail. The Jackson County Sheriff’s office says 31-year old Joseph Thomas Hilt waited around in the lobby for 30 minutes, then tipped over a vending machine, doing damage to the machine and the floor.Read More »

Shooting Suspects Arrested In Medford

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th December NewsJustinn Casadayshooting
Police arrested two suspects connected to shootings in Medford earlier this week. Police connected 21-year old Justinn Casaday to a white Cadillac Seville seen at one of the incidents. One victim reported his home had been shot at after he confronted three men and a woman allegedly making a drug deal in front of his Boardman Street house.Read More »

Driver In Fatal Crosswalk Accident Won't Face Charges

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th December NewsCristen BowenDenise Andersonfatal accident
The driver who hit a pedestrian in a fatal accident November 15th won’t be facing charges. 28-year old Cristen Bowen was turning left from Brookhurst to Crater Lake Avenue that afternoon, when she struck 25-year old Denise Anderson of Portland. Anderson died four days later.Read More »

Oregon Tribes Wary Of Getting Into Pot Market

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th December NewsIndiansmarijuana
Many in Indian Country are wary of the idea of legalizing marijuana on tribal lands, even if the U.S.Read More »


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