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 »

One Jailed, Another Critically Wounded After Shooting in Cave Junction

An Illinois Valley man has been arrested after a parking lot shooting in Cave Junction. The victim is hospitalized at Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass, where he is critical condition. At 10-44 p-m Monday night, the Oregon State Police received a report of that a man had been shot in the parking lot at the Junction Inn.Read More »

Mother of Teen Accused In School Bombing Plot Says He Has Disorder

The mother of an Oregon teenager accused of plotting to blow up his high school says he struggles with a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder. A lawyer has issued a statement on behalf of Marianne Fox, mother of 17-year-old Grant Acord. Acord is due to appear in court Tuesday as West Albany High School reopens after the holiday weekend. His mother's statement says the tRead More »

Work Project on Natural Bridge Will Bring Temporary Closure

By Jim McCoy Tue 28th May Newsimprovement projectsNatural Bridge
Johnson Rock Products of Coos Bay will begin work June 11th to make improvements to the Natural Bridge Recreation Day Use Site on Highway 62, one mile south of the Union Creek Resort. The U.S. Forest Service announced the project today, that will improve the deteriorating condition of the wood deck on the trail bridge and the overlook structure.Read More »

Protesters To "March Against Monsanto" In Medford Tomorrow

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th May NewsGMO foodsMarch Against Monsantoprotest
Opponents of GMO foods will rally in downtown Medford tomorrow (Saturday)in a campaign known as "March Against Monsanto." It will get underway at 10:30 at Vogel Plaza near the Ginger Rogers Craterian Theater in downtown Medford and will conclude at Alba Park. The March will start at 11 a.m.Read More »

Memorial Day Observances Planned at Eagle Point National Cemetary

Flag displays, Scottish bagpipes, a rifle salute and a flyover are planned for Monday's Memorial Day observance at Eagle Point National Cemetery. The observance is scheduled to run from 11 am to 12 pm. Local artist Sheri Parker-Smith will sing the National Anthem. A flyover will consist of helicopters and World War II bi-planes.Taps will be played on the trumpet by retired Army Sgt.Read More »

Earthquake Hits Northern California

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th May NewsCaliforniaearthquakePlumas County
A sheriff says an earthquake in far northeastern California did not cause any injuries, but did cause moderate damages, including to a water tank. Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood says the magnitude-5.7 quake sent items tumbling from grocery store shelves and downed chimneys when it hit at 8:47 p.m. Thursday. The U.S.Read More »

Southern Oregon Medical Pot Dispensaries Subject Of Bust

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th May NewsMADGEmedical marijuana
Police have arrested four people in raids on medical marijuana dispensaries in Southern Oregon. Medford Police Chief Tim George says the arrests Thursday followed a two-year investigation, and the charges allege the sale of marijuana outside the rules covering medical marijuana. The law legalizing medical marijuana in Oregon allows growers to recover only their expenses, and notRead More »

Sheriff's Office Offering Safe Boating Tips

As sure as there is warmer weather around the corner, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division is reminding to use safe practices out on the water. First, they urge always wearing a personal flotation device (PFD). There must be at least one properly fitting, U.S. Coast Guard-approved PFD for each person onboard a boat or raft.Read More »


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