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Man Shot During Alleged Burglary Identified

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th July NewsBurglaryMatthew J. Durbin

Police in Grants Pass have identified a man who was shot and killed while allegedly breaking into a home Tuesday night. 32-year old Matthew J. Durbin was found dead by police when they arrived at a West Park Street home in response to a call of a burglary in progress.

The names of the people in the house were not released. The case is under investigation.

Oregon Timber Harvest Tops 4-Billion Board Feet For 2nd Straight Year

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th July Newstimber harvest

Oregon's timber harvest topped 4 billion board feet for the second consecutive year.

The state Department of Forestry said in its annual harvest report that the 4.13 billion board feet harvested in 2014 represents a 1.7 percent decline from the year before.Read More »

Oregon Timber Harvest Tops 4-Billion Board Feet For 2nd Straight Year

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th July Newstimber harvest

Oregon's timber harvest topped 4 billion board feet for the second consecutive year.

The state Department of Forestry said in its annual harvest report that the 4.13 billion board feet harvested in 2014 represents a 1.7 percent decline from the year before.Read More »

3 Teen Vandalism Suspects Arrested In Chiloquin

Authorities say two teenage suspects are in custody following a crime spree that left thousands of dollars' worth of damages throughout the town of Chiloquin.

The Herald and News of Klamath Falls reports (http://is.gd/q5Ysuz ) that Sheriff Frank Skrah said officers were searching for a third suspect early Wednesday.

Police believe the vandalism began at Potbelly CaRead More »

Woman Uses Childrens' I-D To Steal Cars

Police say an Eagle Point woman used her children's Social Security numbers to steal vehicles from local car dealerships.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1JhJWx6 ) that authorities say 35-year-old Raquel Vivianni Verdugo used the numbers in April and May to get financing at Skinner Autoplex, Lithia Honda in Medford and Lithia Nissan in Medford.Read More »

Jail Unlikely For Accused Young Civic Stadium Fire Starters

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th July NewsCivic Stadium fire

Jail time isn't likely if convictions are handed down for the four boys charged with setting a fire that destroyed a historic Oregon ballpark.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/1f1lUi0) police say the kids were playing with fire when the flames got out of control.Read More »

Jobs Added, But More Looking For Work In Oregon

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th July Newseconomyjobs

Oregon's unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 5.5 percent in June, even as the labor participation rate hit its lowest recorded level.

The seasonally adjusted jobless rate is up from 5.3 percent in May.

The Oregon Employment Department said Tuesday the uptick is not a surprise because Oregon's unemployment rate has consistently gone up during summer months sincRead More »

Another Recall Effort Against An Oregon Lawmaker Scrapped

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th July NewsChuck RileyrecallSusan McLain

A group of gun-rights advocates is giving up its effort to recall two Democratic lawmakers from Washington County.

The recalls were launched earlier this year against Sen. Chuck Riley of Hillsboro and Rep.Read More »

Roseburg Man Accused Of Murdering Wife

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th July NewsDavid Ryan KelleyGinette Duvallshooting

Police say a man allegedly shot and killed his wife inside a home in southeast Roseburg.

The News-Review reports (http://bit.ly/1HHCr1k ) 40-year-old David Ryan Kelley called police Monday to report that he had shot and killed his wife, 42-year-old Ginette Duvall.

When police officers arrived at the scene, officers had to negotiate with Kelley over the phone for Read More »

Improvements Planned For Mt. Bachelor

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th July NewsMt. Bachelor

Mount Bachelor is asking the Deschutes National Forest for permits to improve the ski area west of Bend in time for the next ski season.

The Bend Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/1HHe3gg ) that the list of improvements is comprised of five small projects.Read More »

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