Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian has filed a complaint against Daimler Trucks North America, alleging that five employees at its Portland plant were subjected to racial slurs and threats.
A statement Wednesday from Avakian says that among the allegations is that a Daimler employee threatened a black co-worker with a noose, saying he'd drag the African-American behind a car.Read More »
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is warning the public about an unauthorized event set to take place this Saturday. An individual is inviting local agencies and businesses to pan for gold at the Jackson County Expo ponds and that money from the gold would go to the homeless, with portions of the proceeds also going to the sheriff’s department and the fairgrounds.Read More »
All roads closed due to the Onion Mountain Fire have been re-opened today. The public is being encouraged by forestry officials to remain cautious, however, as there will still be fire-related traffic. Crews will still monitor the perimeter of the four-thousand acre fire in Josephine County.Read More »
A man accused of murdering Frank Damiano last October is pleading guilty to charges of burglary, robbery and murder. Othon Campos Jr. will spend at least 25 years in prison related to the crimes committed against the Ashland man also known as Tony Della Penna.
Compos won’t be sentenced until after the trial of co-defendant Merlin Elmo Bound III- scheduled for next January.
The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety says 384 pounds of unwanted drugs were collected during the national “Drug Take Back” event last Saturday. They want to take occasion to let the public know that there is a collection box kept at all times in the lobby of the Public Safety Department on the north side of the Josephine County Courthouse.Read More »
A panel of experts is recommending that Oregon spend at least $100 million a year to prepare schools and emergency buildings for a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.
The recommendation is among nearly two dozen sent to state lawmakers on Tuesday.Read More »