BREAKING NEWS: Power Outage In Eagle Point, High School Is Closing For Day (10:17 a.m.)

A power outage in Eagle Point this morning is resulting in a closure at Eagle Point High School. Buses will be taking high school students home a 10:30 a.m.

It is important to note that per the Eagle Point School District office- ALL other schools will maintain their full day schedules.Read More »

Report: Southern Oregon Gains Jobs, But More Unemployed

By Jim McCoy Mon 24th September Newseconomyjobssouthern Oregon jobs
The numbers released today by Worksource Oregon reveal the same mixed report experienced at the state level. While there is a gain in jobs, the unemployment rate is also going up slightly, when comparing August to July. Jackson County gained 550 jobs, and gains were also experienced in Josephine County, Coos and Curry counties.Read More »

Search of Rogue River Home Nets Drugs, Suspects

By Jim McCoy Mon 24th September Newsdrug raidRogue River news
An early morning search of a home on East Evans Creek Road in Rogue River led to the discovery of a marijuana processing operation a the arrest of five suspects. Heroin and marijuana were seized, along with other evidence. A Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy and a Rogue River Police Department Officer made the 3:30 a.m. call on reports that the residence was a suspected drug house.Read More »

Bike Thefts Surge In Medford, Including A Judge

By Jim McCoy Mon 24th September Newstheft
Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Tim Barnack is one of the latest victims of bicycle thieves in Medford. He was at a gym for an hour one day last week and when he came out, his $1,000 mountain bike was gone. Police Sgt.Read More »

AAA: Gas Prices Start To Decrease In Oregon

By Jim McCoy Mon 24th September Newseconomic newsgas prices

The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.97. That's down 4 cents in a week. It's 16 cents higher than the national average. Some metro prices from Monday's AAA survey: Portland $3.95, Salem $3.96, Eugene-Springfield $3.98, and Medford-Ashland $4.

Tips From TV Show Lead to Oregon Arrest of Arizona Fugitive

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st September Newsfugitive
Authorities in Oregon say tips from America's Most Wanted viewers led to the arrest of a man charged with sex crimes in Arizona. The U.S. Marshalls Service says Eric George McNeill was arrested at a campground near Klamath Falls on Wednesday.Read More »

States Band Together To Address Prescription Drug Abuse

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st September Newsprescription drug abuse
Several states hard hit by prescription drug abuse will work together to develop strategies to combat what authorities say is an ever-growing problem. Kentucky will join Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon and Virginia in the initiative. Kentucky Gov.Read More »

Study: Public Employees Base Salary Half of Their Compensation

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st September Newspublic employees
A study finds that the base salary makes up about half the total cost of compensation for public employees in Oregon. The study released this week by Portland State University's Center for Public Service found that vacation, overtime, health and pension benefits can often exceed base wages. The Oregonian reports the study was commissioned by the state.Read More »

Group Beats A Grants Pass Teen

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st September NewsassaultGrants Pass news
Police in Grants Pass are on the lookout for a group of suspects believed responsible for a beating that occurred on NW C St. at 10:54 Thursday. 18-year old Jacob Coates was approached by a group of males armed with Maglites. All but one was wearing a Halloween mask. The suspects beat Coates with the Maglites and kicked him.Read More »

Rogue River Man Hailed As A Hero For Saving His Neighbor

By Jim McCoy Thu 20th September NewshonorsRogue River news

A Rogue River man has been named a Carnegie hero for saving a neighbor from drowning. John Haight is one of 19 recipients named Thursday by the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund and the only one from Oregon.
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