Archive for December, 2011

3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

December 28, 2011 10:51 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–3rd NewsMinute,331 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) – Southern Oregon University and Jackson County health officials are hoping to get money to fund a study looking at Ashland’s low rate of children vaccinations. The Mail Tribune reports that in 2010, 25 percent of Ashland students didn’t get […]

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2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

December 28, 2011 9:49 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute,301 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Drivers caught talking on their cellphones are losing the “I have to use it for work” excuse next week. That loophole in Oregon’s phoning-while-driving ban will be eliminated, one of dozens of new laws that take effect in the […]

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1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

December 28, 2011 8:45 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–1st NewsMinute,308 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Police say a 22-year-old man has been jailed on a murder charge in a killing at a Salem motel, and another man has been arrested. Police identified the suspect yesterday as Hugh Crow II and said the victim was […]

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NW Sports from the AP

December 28, 2011 8:44 pm Associated Press, News, Sports

AP-NW–1st SportsMinute,286 Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Gerald Wallace had 25 points, eight rebounds and five assists, leading the Portland Trail Blazers to a 101-79 win over the Sacramento Kings last night. LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and eight rebounds for the […]

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Local News – Water Pressure; Central Coast Ranger; Whale Watching; and Windy Weather

December 27, 2011 11:56 pm Athlete of the Week, News, Sports

Increased water pressure can cause plumbing problems A small water leak caused by high water pressure led to bigger problems for one property owner in Florence recently.  Ed Scarberry said a small leak in a water heater in a rental home he owns was caused by increased pressure.  That was compounded by the heat and […]

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3rd Oregon News Minute

December 27, 2011 10:46 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–3rd NewsMinute,270 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Police say four people were arrested after they pitched tents on Eugene City Councilor George Poling’s lawn objecting to his vote to close an Occupy Eugene campsite. Poling tells the Register-Guard that on Sunday night he was awakened by […]

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2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

December 27, 2011 9:57 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute,269 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The director of a new health insurance marketplace for individuals and small businesses says the federal government lobbed “a grenade” into the plan this month. But Oregon Health Insurance Exchange director Rocky King says he will still deliver a […]

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1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

December 27, 2011 8:45 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–1st NewsMinute,290 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say a man broke into an Oregon couple’s home and started swinging an unlit Tiki torch while they slept Christmas morning. Aaron Kirchmann of Aloha tells KGW-TV that he awoke to find the man wearing nothing but socks […]

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NW Sports from the AP

December 27, 2011 8:44 pm Associated Press, News, Sports

AP-NW–1st SportsMinute,222 Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and seven rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers opened their season with a 107-103 win over the Philadelphia 76ers last night. Gerald Wallace added 21 points and nine rebounds for […]

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Local News: Florence man dies following Occupy Eugene fight; Christmas Trees extreme hazard; Dry December; Police say no wrong done

December 26, 2011 11:44 pm News, Siuslaw Vikings Sports, Sports

Florence man dies following Occupy Eugene fight About 30-people gathered over the weekend for a vigil to remember a Florence man who died last week after a fight at the Occupy Eugene encampment.   Occupy leader Kristen Carpenter said she was sorry they couldn’t stop “the violence in the system sooner” and said Friday night’s vigil […]

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