Bend Man Who Killed Guest Sentenced

By Jim McCoy Thu 7th August NewsDavid RyderLuke Anton Wirkkalashooting
A judge has rejected the self-defense claim of a Bend man convicted of killing a houseguest after a drunken Super Bowl Sunday and sentenced him to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years. The Bend Bulletin ( reports that attorneys for 33-year-old Luke Anton Wirkkala argued Wednesday he should have the possibility of parole after five or 10 yearsRead More »

Man Shot, Killed In North Bend Parking Lot

By Jim McCoy Mon 14th July NewsMiguel Alejandro Iniguezshooting
Authorities in Coos County say a man was shot to death in the parking lot of the North Bend Community Center as a birthday party was being held inside. District Attorney Paul Frasier says the man was shot in the head.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Deputy Involved Shooting In Ashland

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th June Newsshooting
A shooting this morning involving a Jackson County Sheriff's deputy is under investigation. According to a report at the Medford Mail Tribune website, there was a report of shots fire at round 10 a.m. on Mistletoe Road. Few details are presently available. The deputy was not hurt. The incident occurred near Blackstone Audio. A multi-agency investigation team is looking into the matter.

Reynolds High Shooting Update: Students Share Their Stories, One Student Dead

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th June Newsshooting
Police in Oregon say a gunman fatally shot a student at a high school near Portland. Authorities said Tuesday the suspect also was dead and the situation is stabilized. The Multnomah County sheriff's office said there were reports of shots fired about 8 a.m.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Suspect Dead In Troutdale School Shooting

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th June Newsshooting
Authorities say a shooter is dead at a high school in the Portland, Oregon, area, and the situation is stabilized. The Multnomah County sheriff's office said there were reports of shots fired about 8 a.m.Read More »

Grants Pass Man Arrested For Shooting

By Jim McCoy Tue 25th February NewsJeremy Joulsohnshooting
The Oregon State Police arrested a 32-year old Grants Pass man for allegedly assaulting a 34-year old man and firing shots at his wife. Monday night at around 8:30 p.m., three OSP troopers responded to shots fired in the 4600 block of Rogue River Highway.Read More »

Medford Shooting Suspect Jailed

By Jim McCoy Mon 17th February NewsCurtis Lee Wilesshooting
A 32-year old shooting suspect was arrested at the Minute Market on Highland Drive in Medford Sunday night. Curtis Lee Wiles faces charges of attempted murder, assault, recklessly endangering another person and possession of meth. At 10:22 p.m., the Medford Police Department received a report from Rogue Regional Medical Center of a man being treated for a gunshot wound to the hip.Read More »

Man With Teardrop Tattoo Wanted In Canyonville Shooting

By Jim McCoy Thu 30th January NewsDavid Baumgartelshooting
Douglas County deputies are looking for a man driving a red car with a skull painted on the hood in a shooting in the Southern Oregon town of Canyonville. Deputies say the victim identified the gunman as 39-year-old David A. Baumgaertel, who recently moved to Myrtle Creek from California. He has a teardrop tattoo on his cheek, a bald head, and other tattoos on his forehead and neck.Read More »

New Trial Date Set For Alleged Roseburg Motel Shooter

By Jim McCoy Tue 28th January NewsJonathan Lackeyshooting
A July 15 trial date has been set for a man accused of firing at five police officers during a shootout at a Roseburg motel in 2012. 24-year-old Jonathan Lackey has been charged with attempted murder, attempted assault and other crimes. A three-day trial was scheduled to begin this week, but defense attorney Daniel Bouck asked for and received a new date.

Shooting Incident In Douglas County Trailer Park

By Jim McCoy Thu 2nd January NewsGerald Delane Jordanshooting
Douglas County authorities say a trailer park resident has been accused of firing a handgun during a New Year's Day fight described by one officer as "a big drunken brawl." The Roseburg News-Review ( ) reports that 42-year-old Gerald Delane Jordan was jailed on charges that included attempted murder.Read More »


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