A MEDFORD POSTAL EMPLOYEE IS BEING CALLED A HERO AFTER HELPING POLICE CATCH TWO SUSPECTS IN A STRING OF CRIMES INVOLVING FRAUDULENT MONEY ORDERS.
MARK HAWKINS WAS GIVEN A LETTER OF RECOGNITION WEDNESDAY FROM THE MEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE. HE SAYS EMPLOYEES WERE NOTIFIED TO WATCH FOR A GROUP OF PEOPLE TARGETING POST OFFICES ALONG I-5 BY PASSING COUNTERFEIT MONEY ORDERS AND BACK ON OCTOBER 17TH-- WHEN A MAN CAME IN WHO MATCHED THE POLICE DESCRIPTION -- HAWKINS TOOK ACTION
VANDALISM TO THE IRON- MIKE STATUE IN ASHLAND'S PLAZA IS FORCING IT'S REMOVAL, AT LEAST FOR NOW.
THE CITY ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY-- THEY'RE TAKING DOWN THE STATUE ON FRIDAY. AN INSPECTION SHOWED RESTORATION OF THE ICONIC STRUCTURE COULD TAKE A YEAR, OR EVEN LONGER. ON OCTOBER 13TH, VANDALS BROKE OFF IRON MIKE'S FLINTLOCK RIFLE AND HAND. IRON MIKE AND THE CARTER MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN, ARE LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES.
FOUR ADDITIONAL DEPUTIES ARE EXPECTED TO START PATROLS IN JOSEPHINE COUNTY MONDAY -- BUT THE SHERIFF WARNS THE FINANCIAL SITUATION IS STILL IN BAD SHAPE.
THE DEPARTMENT BORROWED A LITTLE MORE THAT $650-THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET TO FUND PATROLS, JAIL STAFF AND TWO DISPATCHERS THIS YEAR. SHERIFF GIL GILBERTSON SAYS NEXT YEAR, THEY'RE EXPECTING SIGNIFICANT CUTBACKS. THE DEPARTMENT IS NOW WORKING TO TRAIN THE TWO NEW DISPATCHERS. GILBERTSON SAYS THAT COULD TAKE THREE OR FOUR MONTHS.
68--POUNDS OF MARIJUANA-- OFF THE STREETS THIS MORNING AFTER A MASSIVE BUST ON I-5.
OREGON STATE POLICE STOPPED STOPPED A RENTAL CAR FOR SPEEDING NEAR MEDFORD SATURDAY. THAT'S WHEN TROOPERS SAY THEY FOUND THE STASH OF MARIJUANA.. WORTH 125- THOUSAND DOLLARS AND TEN GRAMS OF PSYCHEDELIC MUSHROOOMS.
THE MEDFORD GOSPEL MISSION IS WORKING TO GET RID OF BED BUGS THIS MORNING. WE'VE ALSO LEARNED A MEDFORD MOTEL JUST BATTLED THE PARASITES --
AND WON BUT THE PROGRAM MANAGER AT JACKSON COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH. SAYS OVER THE LAST COUPLE YEARS THERE *HAS* BEEN A RISE IN BED BUG INFESTATIONS IN THE AREA. THE MISSION IS BRAINSTORMING WAYS TO KEEP THE BUGS FROM COMING BACK *IN* TO THE MISSION. MEANWHILE, AN EMPLOYEE AT THE ROGUE VALLEY INN ON RIVERSIDE AVENUE, SAYS THEY RECENTLY HAD A CASE OF BED BUGS IN A ROOM, BUT WERE ABLE TO GET RID OF THEM.
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A STRANGE TIME TO NOT SELF-QUARANTINE
Kaci Hickox, the formerly quarantined ebola nurse, now says no to self-quarrantine. What should be reported, but is being whitewashed, is how she's a hard-left Democratic activist with employment ties to the CDC. (that reference is now scrubbed from the web) And the CDC is inexplicably pushing a no-quarantine policy.
I smell a setup from this CDC stooge to eventually force harsher future government actions. Another possibility is this is an attempt to intentionally foster the spread of disease. I don't like saying that, but the actions of officials bewilder thinking types. We actually have grown (so-called) adults in charge preaching that quarantine and travel bans would contribute to the spread of ebola.
Boy, if only Kaci's style of government defiance was promoted to fight the regulatory tyranny and administrative state. Instead it appears to promote what could in fact be a far more negative ulterior motive.
I trust NO ONE in authority regarding this crisis.
YOU'LL LAUGH, CRY, SAVE A RESTAURANT!
#FoodNetwork's "Restaurant Impossible" comes to Ashland's "Mystic Treats" this Tuesday! I watch the show a lot, and hope it's not like SOME of the episodes which have shown filthy kitchens. When that occurs, don't you wonder "Hey, what happened to all those local health inspectors we're paying?" Of course Chef Robert Irvine will no doubt have the restaurant family crying at some point. That's SOP for our "Oprah" nation, but probably plays well in Ashland.
BILL'S GUESTS FOR 10-30-2014
6:35 Ed, "Mr. X". Mileage tax scheme part of a carbon tax, or worse?
7:10 Rob Kremer, and we talked about the new documentery ""Beyond the Oregon Myth". I'll be posting snippets of this documentary over the coming days. Here's the full version.
7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau
8:10 Dave Dotterer, State Senate Candidate
8:35 Mark Hutto from J. Austin and Company Gold and Silver Buyers.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Jul 29, 2011 10:12am
Your source for year-round gardening, tree, and landscaping advice! Stan Mapolski is The Rogue Gardener...and he takes your calls Saturday mornings from 9:00 'til 10:00.
Minding Your Money
Jul 29, 2011 10:19am
Solid advice and information during these unsettling times...Doug Stone from Seacrest Wealth Management will show you how to practically manage your finances and keep more of your hard-earned dollar! Saturday morning at 11:00 on KMED.
The Right Buy
Jul 29, 2011 10:47am
Join local realtors Pete Belcastro and Joe Brett Saturday morning at 10:00 for the Rogue Valley's only radio show dedicated to buying or selling your home along with local guest experts on title, mortgage, and home renovations.