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30th Annual Medford Cruise Promises Family Fun

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th June NewsMedford Cruise

Car enthusiasts of all types will want to take note of one of the more celebrated events in the northwest. The 30th Anniversary Medford Cruise culminates this Friday and Saturday and promoters promises this to be something special with everyone’s favorite events this year with a little twist.Read More »

Firefighters Make Progress On Buckskin Fire

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th June NewsBuckskin Fire

Forestry officials are reporting little growth on the Buckskin Fire, which is burning in the scar from the 2002 Biscuit Fire. At last report, the fire had reached 2,360 acres.

Smoke is expected to reduce visibility at times throughout the next couple of days.Read More »

Oregon Legislature Approves Retirement Savings Bill

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th June Newsretirement savins bill

The Oregon Legislature has approved a bill automatically enrolling Oregonians in a retirement plan if their employer doesn't already offer one.

The bill passed Tuesday with support only from Democrats, who say people are much more likely to save for retirement if they're automatically enrolled.

Democrats say their bill will ensure people are prepared for retirementRead More »

Contract Jail Worker Accused Of Misconduct

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th June NewsBuddy Gene ArnettJackson County Jail

An employee of a food service contractor at the Jackson County Jail has been accused of giving inmates contraband in exchange for sexual favors.

The Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1FmqFIe ) 46-year-old Buddy Gene Arnett, of Medford, was indicted Monday on charges related to sexual misconduct, prostitution and supplying contraband.

According to a sheriff's depaRead More »

Investigators: Double Homicide Started As Burglary

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th June NewsBrian Scott Killiandouble murder

Investigators say a double homicide north of Grants Pass, Oregon, stemmed from a burglary.

A probable cause affidavit filed after the arrest of Brian Killian says the 28-year-old man entered the home of Jerry and Joann Jackson on Monday with the intent to steal, and then killed the pair when confronted.

Authorities say he seriously injured two dogs at the home andRead More »

Oregon Employment Picture Hits Lull In May

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th June Newseconomyjobs

Oregon employers took a break when it came to hiring in May.

The Employment Department said Tuesday the state posted a seasonally adjusted decline of 1,400 jobs. It's the first monthly drop since September 2012.

The department says most industries hired close to their normal numbers, but retailers were a notable exception.Read More »

Fire Damages Florence Storage Facility

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th June Newsfire

Fire heavily damaged a large RV and boat storage facility at the north end of Florence, Oregon.

Radio station KCST reports that firefighters arrived Tuesday morning to find heavy smoke billowing from the west side of the building.Read More »

Former Helicopter Exec Sentenced To 12 Years

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th June NewsCarsonfraudSteve Metheny

A former executive has been sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison after admitting he falsified performance records for a helicopter that crashed in 2008, killing seven firefighters and two pilots battling a forest fire in Northern California.

Steven Metheny was vice president of Carson Helicopters when one of the company's helicopters crashed on takeoff while carrying Read More »

Suspect Arrested in Grants Pass Double Homicide

Oregon State Police arrested a 28-year-old man accused of killing two people at a home north of Grants Pass.

Detective Sgt.Read More »

Southwestern Oregon Fire Grows To Over 2k Acres

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th June NewsBuckskin Fire

According to a Medford Mail Tribune report released this morning (http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150615/NEWS/150619725), a lightning-caused fire that started last Thursday 11 miles southwest of Cave Junction has spread to 2-thousand acres.

The area inside the boundaries of the Buckskin Fire has been closed off.Read More »

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