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Beaverton Officer Wounded Responding To Domestic Call

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th July Newspolice officer wounded

Beaverton police say an officer was shot Wednesday while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a trailer park.

Officer Mike Rowe identified the wounded officer as 47-year-old Scott Burke. He was in serious, but stable condition at a hospital.

Rowe says officers responded to the Hidden Village Mobile Estates shortly before 7 a.m.Read More »

State Senator Announces Run For Oregon Treasurer

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th July NewsOregon State TreasurerTobias Read

State Rep. Tobias Read is planning a run for Oregon treasurer.

The Beaverton Democrat announced his plans on Wednesday.

Read worked at the U.S. Treasury Department during Bill Clinton's administration.Read More »

News - Greece Default

By admin Wed 8th July News
Greece is still trying to find a way back to financial stability.
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Man Living On Woman's Porch Arrested In Car Theft

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th July Newscar theftMichael Jepsen

Police arrested a registered sex offender accused of stealing a car from the woman whose porch he was living on.

The Roseburg News-Review reports (http://is.gd/PQ36Mq ) 42-year-old Michael Jepsen was arrested after returning on foot to say the car was out of gas.

Jepsen lived on the porch in Oakland, Oregon, for about six weeks.Read More »

New Fire Starts In Siskiyou Mountains

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th July Newswilldfire

As a result of Tuesday evening’s lightning storm, the Medford Interagency Communications Center has reported one new fire start on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest located approximately one mile SE of Squaw Peak in the Siskiyou Mountains. A Forest Service engine has responded.

It is anticipated that as the weather warms and dries, additional starts may be reported.

A Flash Flood Watch Issued For Southern Rogue Valley/ Portions of Siskiyou County

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th July Newsflash floodingweather

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a flash flood watch from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. today for the southern Rogue Valley in Jackson County. Debris flows are possible in areas with steep terrain, particularly within wildfire burn scars, during this weather event.

Debris flows are rapidly moving, extremely destructive landslides.Read More »

Wimer Dam Removal Could Happen This Week

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th July News

Construction crews are planning to move into the Evans Creek drainage and dismantle Wimer Dam while they wait for a pending permit appeal blocking the demolition of Fielder Dam.

The Mail Tribune reports (http://is.gd/R3X4VX ) the Wimer Dam demolition could start next week if a final U.S.Read More »

Boys Behind Civic Stadium Fire Face More Serious Charges

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th July News

Four boys accused of playing with fire and starting a massive blaze that destroyed Eugene, Oregon's historic Civic Stadium are facing more serious charges.

The Register-Guard newspaper of Eugene reports (http://is.gd/3fsM9O ) that the boys, one who's 10 and the others 12, were charged with first-degree arson and reckless endangerment Monday.Read More »

2015 Legislative Session Concludes

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th July News

Oregon lawmakers have adjourned the 2015 legislative session.

In the final hours, lawmakers on Monday approved $1.2 billion in construction projects, kept alive several tax credits that were due to expire and approved a hotline for strippers to report workplace violations.Read More »

OSP "Justified" In Wilderville Incident

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th July NewsOregon State Policeshooting Robert Box

Authorities say two Oregon State Police troopers were deemed justified in the fatal shooting of an assault suspect in Grants Pass.

The Mail Tribune reports (http://is.gd/BO1rlV ) Josephine County District Attorney Ryan Mulkins determined Monday that Gregor Smyth and Heather West were justified under Oregon law in their use of deadly force against Robert Box on May 29.

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