December 2012

Another Cost Overrun Occurs On Highway 20 Project

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th December NewsHighway 20road projects
The Oregon Department of Transportation is facing another $90 million overrun to realign Highway 20 through the Coast Range, and the agency says it could abandon a six-mile stretch near Eddyville. The department says more money is needed to stabilize hillsides to protect against landslides.Read More »

Medford Teen Awarded For Saving Swimmer

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th December NewsDillon Huntleyrescues
An 18-year old Medford teen has been honored for pulling a drowning swimmer from Lost Creek Lake July 23rd. The Oregon State Sheriff’s Association says the swimmer would have died if not for Dillon Huntley. Huntley swam out to help the panicked swimmer who had nearly pulled under others trying to help the young man.Read More »

Huge High School Hoops Blowout Sparks Discussion

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th December Sportshigh school basketballSportssportsmanship
An Indiana high school girls basketball team routed an opponent 107-2 this week, prompting an official with the state prep sports association to say he never wants to see anything so one-sided again. Bloomington South coach Larry Winters told the Indianapolis Star there was no effort to embarrass Arlington or run up the score during Tuesday's game.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Clackamas Town Center Shooter ID'ed, Motive Unclear

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th December NewsClackamas Shooting
Police say the gunman who killed two people and himself in a shooting rampage at an Oregon mall was 22 years old and used a stolen rifle from someone he knew. Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts says that Jacob Tyler Roberts had armed himself with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and had several fully loaded magazines.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Two Reported Dead In Mall Shooting

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th December Newsshooting
According to multiple media sources, two are reported dead in a shooting at the Clackamas Town Center. The shooting reportedly occurred at 3:20 p.m. Details are sketchy, but police report the shooter has been "neutralized."

Former NFL Commissioner Overturns Bountygate Suspension

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th December SportsBountygateNew Orleans SaintsNFL
Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has overturned the suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players in the league's bounty investigation of the club. Tagliabue, however, found that the players' conduct was detrimental to the league. He says they participated in a performance pool that rewarded key plays - including hard tackles - that could justify fines.Read More »

NASCAR's Most Popular Driver Gives Good Reviews on 2013 Race Car

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th December SportsDale Earnhardt Jr.NASCAR
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gave NASCAR's new car a solid review in his first test drive, putting the 2013 model ahead of its predecessor. The buildup to the previous model's launch in 2007 was mixed as drivers were lukewarm to the "Car of Tomorrow." Kyle Busch won the debut race at Bristol and panned the car in his victory celebration, forever tainting its image with fans.Read More »

Ex-Congressman Cooley Sentenced

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th December NewsWes Cooley
A former Oregon congressman has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for failing to report nearly $500,000 he received from a $10 million investment fraud scheme. Los Angeles federal prosecutors say 80-year-old Wester Shadric Cooley, who lives in Bend, Ore., was ordered on Monday to serve a year and a day in prison starting March 11. The judge also ordered Cooley to pay $3.5 million Read More »

Lawmakers To Hear Public Testimony on Nike Expansion

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th December NewsNikeOregon legislature
An Oregon legislative committee will hear public testimony Thursday on a bill sought by apparel giant Nike. Gov.Read More »

AAA: Gas Prices At It's Lowest Point In The Year

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th December Newseconomic newsgas prices
The Oregon average for regular unleaded falls to its lowest point of 2012, dropping below the year’s previous low price which was $3.38 on Jan.2nd. The Oregon average falls six cents this week to $3.37, while the national average loses a nickel to $3.33.Read More »

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