Justin Bourke

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Name: Justin Bourke
Date registered: February 12, 2013

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  1. Governor Supports Local Education Effort — January 23, 2015
  2. Search for Murder Suspect — January 23, 2015
  3. Former Pastor Facing Additional Charges — January 22, 2015
  4. Changes Coming for Transgender Community — January 16, 2015
  5. Facebook Helps Catch Tip-Jar Thief — January 9, 2015

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Governor Supports Local Education Effort

MEDFORD, Ore. — Students file into a kindergarten classroom at Medford’s Kids Unlimited, as the teacher prepares to give a quick oral quiz. She slowly rotates a globe in front of the class as she as asks questions on their most recent curriculum, day and night cycles. “What causes nighttime as the earth spins?” asks … Continue reading »

Search for Murder Suspect

UPDATE 8:47 AM: Authorities confirm they have reason to believe Shilts has her 19-month-old son with her. They say that will likely be a factor in finding the two and take them into custody. Shilts and Pierce still have not been located. MEDFORD, Ore. — The search is on for a local woman wanted for murder that happened … Continue reading »

Former Pastor Facing Additional Charges

MEDFORD, Ore. — More victims are being identified in a spying case involving a former Medford pastor. Police say Donald Biggs had been taking nude video of multiple underage girls. Police started looking into Biggs in November for sending inappropriate texts to a 14-year-old girl. They also discovered he had filmed an adult woman nude … Continue reading »

Changes Coming for Transgender Community

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Health Plan is making big changes to support transgender patients, covering gender reassignment surgery and hormone therapy for the first time. The change in coverage, which is expected to cost about $150,000 out of the program’s $12 billion annual budget, could be life-saving according to many in the transgender community. … Continue reading »

Facebook Helps Catch Tip-Jar Thief

MEDFORD, Ore. – A local pizzeria owner says he’s both amused and a little disturbed after catching a tip jar thief in the act, and using Facebook to get him caught. Rick Deates, owner of Bobbio’s Pizza in Medford, says he was in the back room of the store on Thursday night when a man … Continue reading »

Klamath Co. Cops Receive Violent Threats

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath County Sheriff Office is taking action after at least two threats of violence against deputies. Sheriff Frank Skrah say it’s part of a growing trend of violent sentiment against law enforcement in the past few months. Skrah says the first of these two incidents was in late December. A … Continue reading »

Portland Woman Released from East Timor

PORTLAND, Ore. — Stacey Addison, a Portland  woman detained for months in East Timor, has been released from jail. The 41-year-old veterinarian, whose family lives in Klamath Falls, was arrested in September after crossing the border into the Southeast Asia nation. She was sharing a taxi with a stranger who asked the driver to stop … Continue reading »

New Detox Center in the Works

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Addictions Recovery Center is preparing Southern Oregon’s first ever medically-monitored detox center. They say the center would allow access to medication and treatment that could ease the process of detoxification and even save lives. On Friday, Providence Medical Center unveiled a $25,000 donation for the new center. The idea is to … Continue reading »

Feds Ease Medical Marijuana Enforcement

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The federal government is making it easier for medical marijuana facilities to operate. The recently-passed $1.1 trillion spending bill promises no more government money will be spent on DEA raids against retail facilities that meet state law. The line item was quietly added to the 1,603-page spending bill. This is the … Continue reading »

Commissioner Accused of Lewd Texts

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County Commissioner Simon Hare is addressing accusations that he took a woman’s phone and used it to send lewd text messages to her 18-year-old daughter. The accusation were brought up by Doug Deakins, during a commissioners meeting on Wednesday morning. Deakins is father to the 18-year-old and uncle to the … Continue reading »

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