Drought Threatens Winter Wheat

By Jim McCoy Mon 20th July Newsdroughtwinter wheat

Intense drought conditions have shrunk the kernels and disrupted the proteins of winter wheat crops in Montana, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, the region that produces a fifth of the U.S.Read More »

More Charging Stations Available For Electric Car Drivers

By Jim McCoy Mon 20th July Newselectric car charging stations

Drivers have more places to charge electric cars in the Pacific Northwest as part of an effort to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on roads in eight states.

The Mail Tribune reports ( the Oregon portion of the West Coast Electric Highway was completed in March with the installation of the 44th charging station along Interstate 5 from Portland south to Read More »

Rogue River Man Jailed In Murder Case

A Rogue River man was arrested Saturday and faces murder charges. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says 28-year old Matthew Shawn Hannon is responsible for the death of 45-year old Frank Morgan Wheeler.

The victim was found dead at his campsite on Queensbranch Road in Rogue River. Further details are forthcoming. Hannon is being held without bail.

Medford, Grants Pass Take Up Pot Growing Ordinances

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th July Newsmarijuana

The Medford City Council has said it will allow residents to grow up to four marijuana plants in their gardens. Growers may have to pull some of them if neighbors complain about the odor. At the same session, councilors passed an ordinance giving neighbors of homes where noxious odors are produced a channel for their complaints.

The ordinances take effect November first.Read More »

Truck Crash Slows I-5 Traffic

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th July Newstruck accident

Interstate Five in southern Oregon was once again the scene of a truck crash Thursday. At 1:30 p.m., a northbound truck loaded with lumber crashed coming down the Sexton Summit into Sunny Valley.

The truck came to rest on the shoulder, but the northbound slow lane needed to be blocked off for several hours while the scene was cleaned up.Read More »

6 Kids (Goats) Get Police Ride Along

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th July NewsgoatsOregon City Police

While police cruisers often can see adolescents in their back seats, officers in Oregon City picked up some strange kids.

KPTV-TV reports ( that Oregon City Police Patrol Division received a call about goats in someone's front yard July 11, but when officers arrived on the scene no one was to be found.

Police then loaded six goats into the backsRead More »

Oregon State Foundation Sets Fundraising Record

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th July NewsOregon State University

The Oregon State University Foundation raised $130.8 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30.Read More »

OIT Sues Company Over Failed Geothermal Pump

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th July News

Oregon Institute of Technology has filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the maker of a pump that was to supply geothermal water for the university's power plant in Klamath Falls.

Oregon Tech attorneys say in a federal complaint filed in Medford that the equipment from Hydro Resources failed shortly after it was installed last spring.Read More »

Man Convicted Of Killing Grandfather Sentenced

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th July NewsJonathan LackeymurderRichard Casebeer

A man accused of killing his grandfather and opening fire on detectives has been sentenced to life in prison.

The News-Review reports ( ) that 25-year-old Jonathan Lackey was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus an additional 210 months.Read More »

Applications For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In Oregon Growing

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th July Newsmedical marijuana

Applications for permits to open new medical marijuana dispensaries are growing as the Oct.Read More »


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