Coos Bay Boy Drowns At Family Outing

By Jim McCoy Tue 18th June NewsdrowningKaristian Croy
Authorities say an 8-year-old Coos Bay boy swimming in a lake with his family disappeared under water and died. Fire officials say divers found the body of Karistian Croy about 7 p.m. Monday in Upper Empire Lakes near John Topits Park. Fire Chief Stan Gibson told The World newspaper the boy went missing about 3:20 p.m., and the search included first responders, divers and a U.S.Read More »

Oregon Senate Votes Down School Budget

By Jim McCoy Mon 17th June NewsOregon legislatureschool budget
The Oregon Senate has voted down a $6.55 billion budget for primary and secondary schools after one Democrat and all 14 Republicans said it didn't provide enough money. The vote on Monday complicates efforts to put together a state budget. The budget would have increased school funding by $1 billion and allowed most school districts to avoid cutting teachers or school days.Read More »

Sentencing Delayed For Car Bomb Plotter

By Jim McCoy Mon 17th June Newscar bomb plotMohamed Mohamud
Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to delay the sentencing of Mohamed Mohamud, the Somali-American convicted of plotting to bomb a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland's town square in 2010. The 21-year-old Mohamud is scheduled to be sentenced June 27. But Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ethan D.Read More »

Girl Found On I-5 Identified, Reunited With Guardian

By Jim McCoy Mon 17th June Newsgirl found on Interstate 5
A girl who is believed to be autistic was found walking naked along the shoulder of Interstate 5 on Sunday north of Ashland. Oregon State Police say she appeared to be in her late teens and couldn't communicate. The Mail Tribune reports she was taken to a Medford hospital.Read More »

Medford Man Fends Off Would-Be Attackers, Documents On YouTube

A Medford man successfully defeated two homeless men who tried to attack him Sunday morning. 35-year old John "Brandon" Shawnego made a video and posted it to YouTube of the fight's outcome. Shawnego was walking to church when 22-year old Cameron Manning asked him for a cigarette. When he said he didn't have any, Manning reportedly began yelling at Shawnego.Read More »

Full Weekend of Activities Planned For The Medford Cruise

The 60s rock band The Lovin' Spoonful will be in concert tonight at Hawthorne Park.Read More »

Eagle Point School District Discusses Arming Of Staff

A school district in southern Oregon is considering arming some of its staff members to protect students from school violence. The Mail Tribune reports the motion to train and arm teachers came up at Wednesday's school board meeting in the town of Eagle Point, just north of Medford.Read More »

Driver Cited For Damaging Bridge Near Coos Bay

The Oregon State Police cited the driver of an oversized commercial load Wednesday afternoon when an unsecured boom struck at least two upper spans of the Chandler Bridge on Highway 241 east of Coos Bay.Read More »

Klamath Falls Biomass Project Withdrawn

By Jim McCoy Fri 14th June NewsbiomassKlamath Falls
A developer has withdrawn an application to build a wood-fired electrical generating plant near Klamath Falls. Klamath Falls Bioenergy said delays in getting a state siting permit meant it couldn't meet a year-end construction deadline set by federal economic stimulus legislation, which was expected to provide 30 percent of the project's cost. Neighbors had organized to oppose thRead More »

Security Technology Set Up At Shady Cove School

With money from drug seizures, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department has purchased a security system they say will give classrooms direct access to a school's main office and first responders in the event of an emergency. Precision Electric and Adroit Construction donated man hours to install the NEXAR SOS system, developed by Future Concepts of California.Read More »
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