The Medford Police Department has released the name of a motorcycle rider killed in an accident on North Phoenix Road at Hillcrest Saturday. 50-year old Victor Sutton of Medford was traveling south on his Harley-Davidson when he struck a right curb as the road veered left. Sutton was wearing a helmet. Alcohol was not a factor, but he may have been traveling at a high rate of speed, police say.
What the fire marshal calls a "pretty substantial fire" has caused major damage at a Roseburg furniture store.
The News-Review (http://bit.ly/1md5Fzt) reports smoke was seen coming from Kuebler's Furniture shortly after closing time Sunday, about 5 p.m.
Fire Marshal Tony DiMare says crews were able to save two furniture trucks and a van.Read More »
The Southern Indian Ocean search for a missing Malaysian Airliner is being led by Australia today while Malaysia has requested radar data and search planes to help through a vast swath of Asia stretching Northwest into Kazakhstan.
25 faculty positions will be cut at Southern Oregon University as part of the school’s retrenchment. The physics program will be cut. So will majors in art history and French and minors in geology, geography and photography. International studies and fine arts will be spared cuts. All told, SOU expects to save $7.8 million dollars on a one-time basis and $6.1 million annually.Read More »