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BREAKING NEWS: Officer Shot In Vancouver, Police Search For Suspect

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th June News
A police officer has been shot in Vancouver and police are searching for the suspect. Vancouver Police Lt. Scott Creager told The Columbian (http://bit.ly/1lsVbGB) the officer had stopped a car that was reported stolen.Read More »

Pine Cone Hunting Becomes Popular In Dechutes National Forest

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th June NewsDeschutes National Forestpine cones
The pine cone business is picking up in the Deschutes National Forest near Bend. Small collectors and contract workers gather the cones for businesses that use them in Christmas holiday decorations. The Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/1ohS3Sy ) a 42-gallon trash bag full of pine cones sells for about $5. Free permits are available for people who collect a small number oRead More »

Police Nab Alleged Purse Snatcher

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th June NewsBurglaryRyan Kain Smythers
A Medford man seen rifling through a purse and tossing it aside while riding a skateboard down the street was arrested by Medford police on burglary charges. A witness reported seeing 27-year old Ryan Kain Smythers headed in the direction of the North Medford Fred Meyer store.Read More »

Report: Oregon Gas Prices Up Slightly

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th June NewsAAAgas pricesOregon
The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.98. That's up 2 cents in a week and 9 cents in a month. It's 21 cents higher than a year ago and 30 cents higher than the current national average. Some metro prices from Monday's AAA survey: Portland $3.96, Salem $3.97, Eugene-Springfield $4.03, Medford-Ashland $4.03.

Morning News Update

By admin Mon 30th June News
Morning update on the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Decision, the conflict in Iraq, Ukrainian Cease Fire, and Fire Readiness.
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News - Iraqi Operation ReTake

By admin Mon 30th June News
The Iraqi Government is deploying ground troops backed by tanks and helicopters in a major effort to retake the city of Tikrit from militants.
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News - Fire Readiness

By admin Mon 30th June News
Warmer Dry weather is putting firefighters on alert this week.
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Evening News Update

By admin Fri 27th June News
Evening Update on Afghanistan, Oregon Rain, and more
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Temporary Southbound Exit Off I-5 Opens Tuesday

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th June NewsFern Valley Interchangeroad projects
A temporary Interstate 5 southbound off-ramp will open early Tuesday, July 1, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation at the Phoenix exit 24. This is the next step in the Fern Valley Interchange project. Motorists will want to be alert when using the temporary off-ramp. There will be a 20 miles per hour speed limit posted. Rumble strips will also be employed.

Medford Allows Political Campaign Signs Without Requiring Permit

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th June Newspolitical campaign signs
The city of Medford has amended Section 10.1022 of the Municipal Code to allow political campaign signs without a sign permit. A press release to the media states that size, duration and placement rules still apply. Signs may be put up no earlier than eight weeks prior to an election, and removed no more than seven days after an election. This applies to federal, state and local elections.Read More »

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