Justin Bourke

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Name: Justin Bourke
Date registered: February 12, 2013

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  1. AIFF Announces Oscar-Nominated Lineup — February 22, 2015
  2. UO Team Pays Tribute to Lauren Jones — February 22, 2015
  3. Police Officers Targeted in Shooting — February 21, 2015
  4. More Blood Tests Needed for Missing Teen — February 21, 2015
  5. Two Dogs Stolen From Jo. Co. Shelter — February 19, 2015

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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 »

Forest Restoration Resumes in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Forest restoration work is resuming in the hills above Ashland. On Friday, crews headed out to do prescribed burning after a long hiatus. The Ashland Forest Resiliency project is a ten-year effort to improve the health of the forest and make it more resistant to wildfire. But that work was put on … Continue reading »

New Snow Brings New Hope for Mt. Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Mount Ashland is putting its heavy equipment to use for the first time in a long while. A wave of recent snowfall is bringing the first sign that there could be a ski season this year. In the last few days the mountain received seven inches of snow at the lodge, about 15 … Continue reading »

Fallen Tree Sends Branches Into Home

MEDFORD, Ore. — Downed trees wreaked havoc on roads, buildings, and infrastructure throughout the Rogue Valley. The damage cut out power to thousands of Southern Oregonians, and left many others with a long list of repairs. One homeowner says and his family nearly lost much more than just property. “I heard a snap and a … Continue reading »

Child Abuse Prevention Falls Short

MEDFORD, Ore. – A new study shows Jackson County, and many other Oregon counties, are failing to keep kids safe from abuse and neglect. The report, from the Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon, says lack of coordination is putting more kids into the foster care and child welfare system. About twelve kids out of every … Continue reading »

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