Judge Charter: Flashing Lights Is Free Speech

A local judge in Southern Oregon has ruled that flashing your headlights to warn other drivers that a sheriff's deputy is approaching is protected as free speech under the Oregon Constitution. In a ruling filed Wednesday in Jackson County Justice Court in Medford, Judge Joseph Charter ruled that truck driver Christopher Hill was not guilty of misusing his headlights last September on HighRead More »

Medical Issue Triggered Fatal Roseburg Accident

Investigators say a woman driving an SUV had suffered a medical condition before the vehicle hit a curb, went airborne and crashed into a car in front of Roseburg High School, killing a passenger in the car. The Roseburg News-Review ( reports that 53-year-old Laura Beth Cortez was in the back seat of the car on Tuesday afternoon and died at the scene of the crash.Read More »

Morning News Update

By admin Thu 10th April News
Morning update on Pennsylvania, Russia-Ukrainian Conflict, Bandon Land Swap, and the Bourne Huddleston Trail
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Airline Pullout Affects Klamath Falls Travel

The decision by SkyWest Airlines to leave Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport has travelers scrambling to reschedule flights. Flights to and from Klamath Falls will end June 5, about a month before Kellee Stabler and her boyfriend had a ticket to visit family in the Midwest. Instead of leaving from Klamath Falls, the couple now plans to drive 80 miles to Medford for a flight outRead More »

Eagle Point Parents Have Opportunity To Weigh In On Arming Teachers

The public has a chance to comment on the idea of arming teachers at Eagle Point when the school district's Weapons Safety Committee holds a public forum at 5 p.m. today at Hillside Elementary School.Read More »

Grants Pass Woman Dies In 3-Car Crash Near Roseburg High

Oregon State Police have released the names of those involved in Tuesday afternoon's three-vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 53-year old Grants Pass woman at the intersection of the northbound Interstate 5 exit ramp at milepost 124 and Harvard Avenue in Roseburg. The crash occurred directly in front of Roseburg High School but didn't involve any students.Read More »

Test Blasts For Fern Valley Interchange Project Start Today

By Jim McCoy Wed 9th April NewsFern Valley InterchangeODOT
Some test blasts will be going off today (Wednesday) and tomorrow at the site of the Fern Valley Road Interchange project. ODOT Project Manager Tim Fletcher says there won’t be any “Hollywood level” explosions, but people in the area may hear some popping noises, and a dust cloud or two. The test blasts in the area of I-5 exit 24 will occur between 12 p.m and 3 p.m.Read More »

Ashland Is Sprucing Up

By Jim McCoy Wed 9th April NewsCity of Ashland
Ashland is getting ready for the summer tourist season. The Ashland Daily Tidings reports ( ) the City Council has approved several improvements recommended by a downtown beautification committee. Visitors will see three new "Welcome to Ashland" signs at a cost of just over $3,000.Read More »

Port Orford Mayor Survives Recall By 11 Votes

By Jim McCoy Wed 9th April NewsJim AubornPort Orfordrecall election
Port Orford Mayor Jim Auborn appears to have survived a recall vote. The World newspaper of Coos Bay ( ) reports that 204 people voted to oust him from office while 215 voted against the recall. A representative from the Curry County clerk's office says it will take several days for the vote to become final. Port commissioner Brett Webb filed the recalRead More »

Morning News Update

By admin Wed 9th April News
Update this Morning on a Pennsylvania School Stabbing, Russia and Ukraine relations, Clinton in Oregon, Alleged Tool Thief, and a fatal Roseburg Crash.
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