Coos Bay Worker Drowns In Coquille

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th April NewsCoos BaydrowningKristle Volin
A 25-year-old Coos Bay woman working on riverbank restoration projects has drowned in the Coquille River. The World newspaper of Coos Bay ( ) reports that rescue workers found Kristle Volin trapped underwater Tuesday after her boat hit a tree, capsized and snagged her life vest. She was program manager for the Coquille Watershed Association and was working witRead More »

Substance Found at State Agency "Not Harmful"

A spokesman for the Oregon Department of Revenue says a powder found Wednesday morning in an envelope in the agency's mail room was not harmful. The spokesman, Dennis Thompson, says authorities aren't sure yet what the substance was.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS (10:50 AM) Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect May Be Arrested Soon

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th April NewsBoston Marathon Explosion
A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation says a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is about to be arrested. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday.Read More »

Walden "We Will Emerge As A Nation Stronger Than Ever Before"

On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Greg Walden took time to make remarks on the bombings that occurred Monday at the Start/Finish line of the Boston Marathon. A link is provided to the YouTube video where you can see and hear the Hood River Republican's speech.Read More »

Homeless Man Severely Beaten In Medford

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th April NewsbeatingLarry Singleton
A homeless man is in critical condition after a severe beating in Medford. Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau says paramedics found 39-year-old Larry Singleton sitting on a bench bleeding from a head wound. He was taken to the nearest hospital and then transferred to Rogue Regional Medical Center.Read More »

Oregon Unemployment Down Slightly

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th April NewsjobsOregon employment
State officials say Oregon's unemployment rate continues to inch down and was at 8.2 percent last month. The State Employment Department said that's the lowest rate since October 2008.Read More »

Eagle Point Man Sentenced For Illegal Ponds

An Eagle Point man was sentenced Monday in Medford to 90 days in jail for keeping three illegal ponds on property he controls. A Jackson County jury convicted 65-year-old Gary Harrington in July on charges that included interfering with the use of water.Read More »

Jewett Elementary of Central Point Locked Down This Morning

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th April NewsJewett Elementaryschool lockdown
A Central Point elementary school was locked down for a period of time this morning. That lock down has been lifted. Further details are expected within hours. There are no reports of harm to anyone in relation to this matter. An unconfirmed report says this was a "precautionary" measure.

BREAKING NEWS (12:27 p.m.): Two Explosions Occur at the Boston Marathon

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th April NewsBoston Marathondisastersexplosions
Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have resulted in injuries. Bloody spectators were being carried Monday to the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners. Police wove through competitors as they ran back toward the course. "There are a lot of people down," said one man, whose bib No.Read More »

Opening of Recreation Area at Hyatt Lake Delayed

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th April NewsBLMHyatt Lake
Because of budget uncertainties, the BLM is announcing that the Hyatt Lake campground and boat docks will be delayed until at least May 15th. Traditionally, the facility opens in mid-April at the beginning of fishing season.Read More »


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