Check cashing arrest

By admin Tue 17th July News
Police say an Oregon man tried to cash a check from another man's account, only to run into his victim at the bank. Medford police arrested 37 year old Matthew Frombach on Saturday after the victim's friend chased him down and tackled him outside the bank.Read More »

Forest Homicide

By admin Tue 17th July NewsLake County
Sheriff's officers in Southern Oregon say a woman whose body was found in a utility trailer on national forest land earlier this month is a homicide victim. Lake County Sheriff Phil McDonald says an autopsy has identified the woman as 47 year old Valerie Annette Watts of Lakeview.  Her daughter reported her missing on June 25.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Jackson County Surveyor Dies In Accident

By Jim McCoy Mon 16th July NewsJackson County SurveyorKerry Bradshaw

A motor vehicle accident on Wilson Road in Central Point has claimed the life of Kerry Bradshaw, Jackson County Surveyor. The accident occurred Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Jackson County Administrator Danny Jordan says he will remember Bradshaw as a "kind man and worked toward creating and implementing his vision for the Surveyor's office.Read More »

Bottle Bomb Found Outside Medford Store Discovered

By Jim McCoy Mon 16th July NewsbombsMedford Police

Fortunately no one was injured by a bottle bomb discovered by a passer by Sunday morning behind the back of the Albertson's store on West Main. An OSP squad used a water cannon to detonate the two liter bottle wrapped in duct tape and filled with what police believe is hydrochloric acid. Medford Police Lt.Read More »

Drug "Take Back" Box Established in Jacksonville

By Jim McCoy Mon 16th July NewsdrugsJacksonville news

A sixth drug “take back” box has been set up in Jackson County- the latest set up in Jacksonville at the police department. The idea is to keep unused prescription drugs from falling into the wrong hands. It also provides a more environmentally sensible means of discarding unused drugs. The service is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Oregon Timber Exports [VIDEO]

By admin Mon 16th July Newsloggingtimber

Increased timber sales in Oregon is a ‘good news’, ‘not so good news’ report on Oregon’s lumber industry. State officials say the 2011 harvest is up 13% from the previous year. But that didn’t help the entire industry. Timber officials say the raw material cost pushed the price up for mills because what was sent was unprocessed wood.Read More »

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Firefighters Conquer Large Blaze

By Jim McCoy Mon 16th July Newsfire

Oregon's largest wildfire in more than a century has been fully contained after burning more than 900 square miles- more than twice the size of Multnomah County. Fire information officer Trish Hogervorst says the Long Draw Fire in the southeast corner of Oregon was contained on Sunday night after crews took advantage of lower temperatures and higher humidity.Read More »

Explosion, Fire At Ashland Business

By Jim McCoy Fri 13th July NewsAshland newsfire

Ashland firefighters responded this morning to the report of an explosion and fire and Alchemical Solutions on Benson Way. Neighboring businesses needed to be evacuate. Nearby Crowson Road needed to be closed off for a period of time. The business is a distiller of organic high-proof alcohol. The cause of the fire is not known at this time, and at last report, there were still active flames.Read More »

Southeastern Oregon Wildfire Update

By Jim McCoy Fri 13th July Newsfires

A southeast Oregon wildfire has spread to nearly 250 square miles on Friday and continued to threaten homes near Harney Lake. A fire management team spokeswoman says crews have brought three helicopters to help battle the blaze that began Sunday on grass and sagebrush.
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OHA Backs Off Restaurant Regulation

By Jim McCoy Fri 13th July Newsfood handlingOregon Health Authority

The Oregon Health Authority has backed off a proposed rule that would have forbidden restaurant employees from handling food with their bare hands.
The agency will instead convene a work group on standards to prevent food-borne illness.
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