Vigil Held For Missing Boy

By Jim McCoy Fri 5th June NewsDesiree YoungKyron Hormonmissing boy

About 75 people gathered for a candlelight vigil for the 5th anniversary of an Oregon boy's disappearance.

The Oregonian reports ( ) that 7-year-old Kyron Horman went missing in June 2010 after his stepmother Terri Horman dropped him off at his Portland school.Read More »

FBI: Oregon Suspect Has Fled To Mexico

By Jim McCoy Fri 5th June NewsFBIJose Maria Nonato Pineda

An arrest warrant has been issued for an Oregon man who accused of fleeing to Mexico to avoid child sex abuse charges.Read More »

University of Oregon's Proposed Student Health Care Plan Halted

By Jim McCoy Thu 4th June Newshealth careUniversity of Oregon

The University of Oregon's proposal to launch a self-funded health care plan for students has been put on hold as members of the school's Board of Trustees deemed the proposal risky and complicated.

The Register-Guard reports ( ) the university halted the UOCare plan Wednesday amid the board's skepticism and plans to launch the program next year.

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Suspected Dealer Arrested In Eagle Point

By Jim McCoy Thu 4th June NewsdrugsMolly BourbonRandy Bloom

A four month investigation resulted in the arrest Wednesday of a man and woman in Eagle Point.

A search of a residence in the 1100 block of Dahlia Terrace resulted in the discovery of meth, non-medical marijuana, scales, packaging, a 9-mm handgun and $800 cash.

52-year old Randy J.Read More »

With 2 More Quakes Off Of Coast, The Total Reaches 9

By Jim McCoy Thu 4th June Newsearthquakes

The tally of earthquakes off the Oregon coast in the past week has reached nine.

The Oregonian reports ( ) quakes of magnitude 3.1 and 4.0 were reported Wednesday in a region about 300 miles west of Salem that's known for shallow earthquakes that pose little risk of tsunamis.

They were among the weaker of the earthquakes that started late SundaRead More »

Salvage Logging Begins In Ochoco National Forest

By Jim McCoy Thu 4th June NewsBaily Butte FireOchoco National Forest

A logging company will soon salvage lumber that was burned in last year's Baily Butte Fire at Ochoco National Forest.

The Bend Bulletin reports ( the logging contract amounts to more than $323,000 and was awarded to international lumber provider Interfor in an expedited, emergency sale approved by the U.S. Forest Service.

Interfor U.S.Read More »

Southern Oregon Real Estate Continues Brisk Pace

By Jim McCoy Wed 3rd June Newsreal estate

According to the Rogue Valley Association of Realtors, Jackson County has seen double digit increases in existing home prices and in existing home sales.

When looking at the last 90 days- compared to the same period last year, the median home price has jumped from $204,000 to $225,000.Read More »

Health Agencies Make Move To Merge

By Jim McCoy Wed 3rd June NewsLegacy HealthSilverton Health

Health agencies are partnering more and more in an effort to reduce the cost of care, and two Oregon groups have signed a letter of intent to do the same.

The Statesman Journal reports ( the groups announced Tuesday that Legacy Health would add services at Silverton Health, with inpatient and emergency care remaining unchanged.

Salem Health aRead More »

In Spite of Opposition, Lane County Will Enforce Background Checks Law

Commissioners say Lane County will enforce a new law requiring background checks for private gun sales despite their 4-1 vote declaring opposition.

The Register-Guard reports ( commissioners said Lane County will still uphold the state law, but approved a resolution Tuesday saying the unfunded mandate creates an undue burden on local government.

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Gas Prices May Have Peaked

By Jim McCoy Wed 3rd June NewsAAAgas pricesOregon

Triple-A says that gas prices appear to have hit their seasonal peak. The latest weekly report shows the price of a gallon of unleaded regular is holding at $2.75 nationally, and at $3.04 in Oregon.

In southern Oregon, the average was $3.11. California has the highest prices in the nation at $3.68, Oregon is ranked 6th.


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