April 2013

US, Iran To Face Off In Wrestling Exhibition

By Jim McCoy Fri 26th April Sportswrestling
The United States will face Iran in a wrestling exhibition in Los Angeles next month. USA Wrestling announced Thursday that the Americans will face Iran at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on May 19, four days after the two nations and Russia compete in New York City. The exhibitions are part of the sport's efforts to get back onto the Olympic program.Read More »

Retired NFL Players May Test Brain Drug

By Jim McCoy Fri 26th April Sportsbrain injuriesNeuralstem Inc.NFL
A potential treatment for traumatic brain injuries may be tested in retired professional football players, who are the focus of concern over blows to the head. Neuralstem, Inc., of Rockville, Md., said Wednesday it is working with the National Football League Alumni Association to study the feasibility of such a test, which would need government approval.Read More »

Medford Police Investigating Arsons of Vacant Homes

By Jim McCoy Fri 26th April Newsarson
Medford Police and the Medford fire department are investigating a string of arsons occuring in vacant homes over the course of the last year. This morning, fire crews put out a fire in a vacant home today at 6:23 a.m. at 1947 Stewart Avenue. The fire caused significant damage to the residence.Read More »

Drug "Take Back" Events Saturday In Medford and Grants Pass

By Jim McCoy Fri 26th April Newsdrug take back
The public will have the opportunity Saturday in Medford and Grants Pass to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs. The aim is to get rid of the medicines in an environmentally safe way, and prevent pill abuse. In Medford the drug “take back” event will be held from 10 to 2 at Medford City Hall. The public there will also have the opportunity to have paper shredded as well.Read More »

Suspect Held In Klamath County Shooting

A suspect has been taken into custody after one person was stabbed and another shot in a small community in Klamath County. The Herald and News reports that a man stabbed one person and shot another early Friday in Sprague River.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Grants Pass Police Looking For Hit & Run Vehicle

By Jim McCoy Fri 26th April NewsGrants Pass Policehit & run accident
Police in Grants Pass are looking for a dark-colored GMC Jimmy SUV involved in a hit and run incident this morning near the corner of 9th and Riverside. The unnamed 5-year old girl struck by the vehicle has been transported to a Portland hospital to be treated for her injuries. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports the incident occurred shortly before 8 a.m.Read More »

NFL Draft Tonight. Who Will Go First?

By Jim McCoy Thu 25th April SportsNFL draft
The NFL draft kicks off Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City with the Kansas City Chiefs holding the No.Read More »

Kenseth: NASCAR Penalties Are "Grossly Unfair"

By Jim McCoy Thu 25th April SportsJoe Gibbs RacingMatt KensethNASCAR
Matt Kenseth says NASCAR's penalties against his team are "grossly unfair" and "borderline shameful." Kenseth's team was hit with some of the harshest penalties NASCAR has handed out Wednesday after his race-winning engine at Kansas failed the post-race inspection.Read More »

Blind Woman's Caregiver Accused of Stealing

By Jim McCoy Thu 25th April NewsAshland PoliceChamika Fujiokatheft
Ashland Police say a 21-year-old woman who was helping a blind woman with errands stole $6,000 to $8,000 from the woman's bank account. Sgt. Jim Alderman says the suspect was paid to help with day-to-day activities, such as getting groceries and banking.Read More »

Two Langlois Market Burglary Suspects Caught, One Remains At Large

Three men suspected of burglarizing the Langlois Market are also thought to be responsible for burglarizing a Shell station in Smith River and a 76 station in Gold Beach. Witnesses called the Curry County Sheriff’s Department at 4:30 a.m. 45 minutes later, one of the witnesses reported seeing the getaway car parked along the road south of Bandon.Read More »


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