Former Microsoft CEO, Wife Donate $50 Million To U of O

By Jim McCoy Thu 13th November NewsgiftSteve and Connie Ballmer
The University of Oregon says that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his wife, Connie, an Oregon graduate and member of its board of trustees, have given the school $50 million. The Eugene Register-Guard ( reported Thursday the university plans to use the money to help bright, low­income students get through college, to hire five researchers to study obesity, anRead More »

Meth, Money Seized, Two Arrested On Blackwell Road

By Jim McCoy Thu 13th November NewsdrugsGeraldo GranadosHenry Diaz- Escobar
Five and a half pounds of meth valued at around $100,000 was seized and two men were arrested Monday after authorities searched a trailer in the 12000 block of Blackwell Road in Central Point. As a result of the discovery, 26-year old Henry Diaz-Escobar and 19-year old Geraldo Granados were arrested. Also found were scales, packaging, and $17,000 in cash.

Phillips Also Faces Three Counts Of Attempted Murder

A Central Point man accused of killing his wife and attempting to kill their child and two other people appeared in Jackson County Circuit Court Wednesday and was ordered held without bail. Wade Eugene Phillips is charged with murder in the shooting death Tuesday of 37-year-old Cynthia Michelle Phillips. He's also charged with three counts of attempted murder.Read More »

Roscoe Bandit Captured In Grants Pass

By Jim McCoy Thu 13th November Newsroscoe banditWilliam Mitchell
The FBI says it has captured a Washington bank robber nicknamed "The Roscoe Bandit" in Grants Pass, Oregon. Fifty-five-year-old William Mitchell was arrested around 3 p.m. Wednesday after a federal arrest warrant charged him with bank robbery. Mitchell got the nickname because of the long-barreled handgun he allegedly used in the robberies.Read More »

Evening News Update

By admin Wed 12th November News
Evening News Update on US Navy Sailors attacked, Cold Pacific Weather, and some house fires.
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Central Point Man Faces Murder Charges

Wade Eugene Phillips is being charged with murder in the shooting death Tuesday of his wife- 37-year old Cynthia Michelle Phillips. After an extensive manhunt that went on for several hours, it was discovered that the 42-year old Phillips had been hiding in the attic. Access to a portion of Truax Road and Wilson Lane were blocked off.Read More »

Medford Transitional Home Fire

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th November Newsfire
12 residents of a transitional home in Medford were forced to flee during a fire at around 4 a.m. this morning. One had to be rescued by firefighters on the first floor of the two and a half story structure housing people recovering from substance abuse at 700 Nobility Drive off of King's Highway. Another resident jumped out of a window to escape, and was injured.Read More »

Chimney Fire Burns Hugo Home

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th November Newsfire
$50,000 damage was done to a home in Hugo as the result of a chimney fire Tuesday night. At 8:45 p.m., a Rural/Metro fire crew arrived at 900 Templin Avenue to find the blaze escaped the chimney and started burning in the attic and wall spaces of the two-story home. The occupants escaped to safety.Read More »

Gas Prices Lowest In 4 Years

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th November NewsAAAgas pricesOregon
Oregon gas prices have reached a 4-year low. The Register-Guard reports ( ) the average price for unleaded gas in Oregon is $3.07. That's a 47 cent decrease from a month ago. AAA Oregon/Idaho says the highest price of gas this year was $3.98 a gallon on July 3. And that $3.07 a gallon price is just the average.Read More »

High Winds Fan Coastal Fires

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th November Newsfires
Firefighters on the Oregon Coast battled several small fires that resulted when winds from the east fanned fires in logging waste. The Daily Astorian reports ( ) the fires spread Tuesday afternoon from slash piles burning on Stimson Lumber Company land east of Highway 101 near Arch Cape in southern Clatsop County. Cannon Beach firefighters said it could takeRead More »


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