Google Moving Forward With Major Expansion in Oregon

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th June Newscompany expansiongoogle
Google is pressing ahead with a major expansion in The Dalles, where the company opened Oregon's first big corporate data center in 2006. Citing plans submitted to the city, The Oregonian newspaper reports the new data center would be 164,000 square feet - significantly larger than the buildings now operated by Google in The Dalles. The company was drawn to the Columbia River GoRead More »

Oregon Surcharge On Liquor Extended

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th June NewsOLCCstate revenuesurcharges
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has voted to extend a 50-cent per bottle surcharge on distilled spirits that was set to expire at the end of the month. The five-person panel voted unanimously for the two-year extension on Thursday but delayed a decision on a proposal to increase the surcharge to 75 cents.Read More »

Medford Man Held On Aggravated Animal Abuse Charge

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th June Newsanimal abuseTerry Nixon
A Medford man is in jail, and faces aggravated animal abuse charges after allegedly shooting and killing his own dog- a Chihuahua and Jack Russell mix. Last night at 9:02 p.m., a witness called police with the report of what he saw. When authorities contacted 60-year old Terry Nixon, he denied knowledge of the shooting and refused to let police in his home.Read More »

Stolen Car Suspect Cornered by Police In A Medford Resident's Garage

By Jim McCoy Wed 5th June NewsCar Chasecar theftRobert Roy Pridy
A Peach Street resident called Medford police at 1:03 a.m. this morning, reporting a man hiding in his garage. It turned to be the same man who stole a car from an apartment complex on Royal Avenue at 9:01 Tuesday night. 39-year old Robert Roy Pridy asked a man outside his apartment for a glass of water.Read More »

Jackson County Home Prices Going Up, Inventories Are Coming Down

A new report shows sales prices for homes in Jackson County skyrocketing 30-thousand dollars over this time last year. One year ago the median price of a home was $155,000. The Rogue Valley Association of Realtors says the median price is now $185,750 in the rolling 90-day report that concluded May 31st.Read More »

Oregon Based Fortune 500 Company To Hold Union Vote

More than 2,000 local employees of Precision Castparts Corp. will vote whether to unionize Oregon's only Fortune 500 company besides Nike. Workers will vote Thursday and Friday in the companies' Portland, Milwaukie and Clackamas plants whether to join the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers.Read More »

City of Ashland Donating Firewood To Assist Residents In Need

The City of Ashland is donating wood cut during a fuel reduction project on city-owned land to the Jackson County Fuel Committee, which helps the needy with heating their homes. The wood comes from the Winburn property, and will be hauled down the Horn Gap trail to the Fuel Committees’ wood lot on the corner of South Valley View and Eagle Mill Road.Read More »

After Three Years, Oregon Boy Remains Missing

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th June NewsKyron Hormonmissing boy
Kaine Horman says it's hard to believe it's been three years since his son Kyron disappeared. Horman told KGW the recent rescue of three abducted young women in Cleveland gives him hope he'll see Kyron again. The boy was 7 years old when his stepmother, Terri Horman, said she dropped him off on June 4, 2010, at Skyline Elementary School.Read More »

Stabbing Suspect Arrested In Medford

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th June NewsAdan Valdezgang violencestabbing
An attempted murder charge has been filed against a Medford resident accused of stabbing a man he mistakenly believed to be from a rival gang. Medford police Lt.Read More »

Douglas County Woman Arrested For Relationship With Minor

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th June NewsAutumn Fawn Coffmansexual abuse
Douglas County authorities arrested a 38-year-old Idleyld Park woman on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy. The Roseburg News-Reviews reports sheriff's detectives arrested Autumn Fawn Coffman on Thursday following an interview. The allegations stem from contact between April and August of last year.Read More »


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