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Prosecutor: Teen Intended To Kill At Christmas Tree Lighting

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th January Newscar bombing trialMohamed Mohamud
Prosecutors have made their last effort to convince a 16-person jury that an Oregon teenager was predisposed to terrorism when undercover FBI agents posing as members of al-Qaida helped him devise a plot to detonate a bomb. Assistant U.S.Read More »

Cottage Grove Business Owner Sentenced For Tax Scheme

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th January Newstax schemeWilliam Meyers
A Cottage Grove man has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to pay $873,000 in restitution for what the prosecution said was a scheme to keep his family business afloat by stealing tax money. The Eugene Register-Guard reports 66-year-old William Meyers ran Side Pocket Foods, which buys bulk alcohol and distilled spirits and bottles and blends them.Read More »

State Pursuing Activist's Records In Veteran's Charity Case

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th January NewsKevin MannixOregon War Veterans
The state has asked a judge to order political activist Kevin Mannix to submit records connected to his involvement with the Oregon War Veterans Association, a charity accused of making unreported political contributions. Assistant Attorney General Heather Weigler says the state requested the material in July and Mannix has not delivered.Read More »

Walden Holds Medford Town Hall, Discusses Immigration Reform

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th January NewsimmigrationRep. Greg Walden
President Obama has outlined some general ideas for a new national immigration plan. The president says he'd like to see border security strengthened, tighten laws against employers who hire illegal aliens, while allowing them to earn a path to citizenship.Read More »

Single Vehicle Crash Kills One Near Phoenix

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th January Newsfatal crash
Police are still trying to identify the driver of a 1995 Jeep Wrangler who died in a crash on a straight stretch of Highway 99 just south of Phoenix near Cabbage Lane. The accident occurred at approximately 3:05 a.m. this morning. An investigation has determined that the vehicle had traveled onto the shoulder, collided with a utility pole and then crashed into a large tree.Read More »

Car Bomber Trial: Psychologist Suggests Defendant Was Manipulated

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th January Newscar bombing plotMohamed Mohamud
A psychologist testified that the FBI used advanced psychological techniques to lure a teenage terrorism suspect into agreeing to a plan that would have killed thousands.Read More »

Crabbers Warned of Safety Concerns Along Oregon Coast

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th January NewscrabbingOregon coast
The U.S. Coast Guard has put out a warning to Dungeness crabbers in the Pacific Northwest: Get your rest and wear your life jackets. The World in Coos Bay reports on the statement from Capt. Bruce Jones.Read More »

Terrorist Suspect's Father: "FBI Brainwashed My Son"

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th January Newscar bombing plot
The father of an Oregon terrorism suspect says his then-teenage son was suffering an identity crisis and enduring a troubled home life when the FBI "brainwashed" him. Osman Barre, the father of Somali-American terrorism suspect Mohamed Mohamud, testified Monday that he was concerned for his son's safety when he contacted the FBI in 2009.Read More »

State Land Board Distributes Common School Fund Money

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th January Newseducation fundingOregon Land Board
The Oregon Land Board has announced the disbursement of 26 million dollars to the Common School Fund. That’s 10 percent more than was given out at this time last year. The money comes from the management of public lands- including range lands, forest lands, and water ways. The fund was established when Oregon became a state in 1859.Read More »

Age Progression Photo of Kyron Horman Being Unveiled

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th January NewsKyron Hormanmissing child
It's been nearly three years since Kyron Horman disappeared from a Portland school where his stepmother says she dropped him off. An age-progression photo to show what he would look like now has been released in a poster from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The poster will get added publicity by being displayed on the Gordon Trucking fleet of trucks in Washington anRead More »

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