(1:30pm) KMED news has learned that the South Medford Wal Mart store has been evacuated due to a bomb threat. Authorities are on scene. No reports of any injuries at this time.
ARSON IS SUSPECTED IN AN EARLY MORNING FIRE THAT DESTROYED MEDFORD'S BARNEY'S BURGERS THIS MORNING. FIREFIGHTERS WERE DIPATCHED JUST AFTER 12:20 THIS MORNING AND UPON ARRIVAL FOUND THE BUSINESS ENGULFED IN FLAMES. MEDFORD FIRE-RESCUE BATTALION CHIEF ERIN SAWALL STATED 'THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT THIS WAS AN ARSON RELATED FIRE.' BUT COULD NOT ELABORATE ON THE SPECIFICS. THE FIRE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION.
COOS BAY POLICE ARE ON THE HUNT FOR A LOCAL MAN CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS. JAY YARBOROUGH ESCAPED THE HOSPITAL AFTER HIS WIFE CALLED POLICE ABOUT ALLEGED DOMESTIC ASSULT. UPON FURTHER INVESTIGATION POLICE FOUND A BUNKER FILLED WITH BOMBS, GUNS AND DRUGS UNDER YARBROUGH'S HOME. IF YOU SEE HIM, YOU ARE URGED TO CONTACT POLICE IMMEDIATELY
IN COOS BAY POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A MAN SUSPECTED OF AGGRAVATED MURDER AND ARSON. ACCORDING TO REPORTS, AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND TWO HOMES WERE SET ON FIRE SATURDAY. 65-YEAR-OLD EDWARD LAWRENCE NELSON WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH THREE COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED MURDER... AND THREE COUNTS OF FIRST DEGREE ARSON. THE FIRES WERE REPORTEDLY STARTED AT NELSON'S COOS COUNTY HOME AND A NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE. BAIL IS SET AT TEN-POINT-FIVE MILLION DOLLARS.
A new state of the art video security system has been installed in Shady Cove Middle School. Jackson County Sheriffs announced that the school is the first in the nation to have this technology. Classrooms are equipped with cameras and panic buttons. When the teacher activates it, video rolls, and first responders are notified. The system can all operate door locks.
The NEXAR SOS system was installed over Memorial Day weekend with local businesses Precision Electric and Adroit Construction donating staff and man-hours for the project. NEXAR was developed by Future Concepts, a California business.
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