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Name: Laura Campbell
Date registered: October 11, 2012

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  1. Former Deputy Turns Self In, Teen Safe — April 13, 2014
  2. Maps of Pear Blossom Festival Closures — April 12, 2014
  3. Oregon Dog Comforts Landslide Victims — April 7, 2014
  4. Eugene Opens Largest Covered Skatepark — April 5, 2014
  5. Distracted Driving Awareness Month — April 1, 2014

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Former Deputy Turns Self In, Teen Safe

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Oregon State Police report former deputy Kenneth Turkle has turned himself in and is now in custody. Investigators confirm 17-year-old Marriah Andrews has been located and is safe. She contacted a police officer around 2 p.m. Sunday. Oregon State Police (OSP) first asked for the public’s help Saturday to find the 17-year … Continue reading »

Maps of Pear Blossom Festival Closures

MEDFORD, Ore. – The 61st Annual Pear Blossom Festival is full of activities for all ages and all interests. The Annual Pear Blossom Run features a 5K event and a 10-mile event. There will also be “fun runs” covering shorter distances. Officials say 20 schools and 5,500 total runners usually participate. The Annual Pear Blossom Run begins … Continue reading »

Oregon Dog Comforts Landslide Victims

ALBANY, Ore. — It’s been two weeks since a landslide wiped out the town of Oso, Washington, and crisis response teams expect they’ll be helping people get through this tragedy for weeks to come. Tracy Calhoun and her 3-year-old Golden Retriever JJ are getting back into their normal routine, after spending a few days helping … Continue reading »

Eugene Opens Largest Covered Skatepark

EUGENE, Ore. — After months of anticipation and construction, the Washington Jefferson Skatepark is open. The $2.5 million project offers boarders more than 23,000 square feet of ramps and riding space. It’s the largest covered, lit skatepark in the country. The lights will come in handy at night, but the cover came in handy Friday. “It’s like … Continue reading »

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

MEDFORD, ore.– The Oregon State Police Department is adopting a zero-tolerance policy for drivers using their cell phones. The effort is part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month that kicked off, Monday. Troopers will be looking out for heads bobbing at intersections and lights; A telltale signs of people using their cell phones. They say they … Continue reading »

County Concerned over BLM Project

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– A Bureau of Land Management plan to thin and log on land near Howard Prairie Lake is drawing both praise and criticism from Jackson County Commissioners. It is called the “Howard Forest Management Plan”. It would remove small timber, mostly on the north and east side of the lake, and take several … Continue reading »

Suspects from Idaho in Court

MEDFORD, Ore.– Two people accused of intentionally ramming Medford Police Officers with their truck, which led to an officer involved shooting, were in court, Monday. Wayne Pearson and Savon Willard were arraigned at the Jackson County Court. The case is expected to go before a grand jury later this week. Pearson is facing several charges … Continue reading »

Wrong Way Driver gets Medical Procedure

PHOENIX, Ore– Oregon State Police are still investigating a wrong-way crash from last Thursday. 42 year old Richard Scott is undergoing a major medical procedure right now at the Oregon Health and Science University. He suffered serious injuries the night of the crash. Representatives at the District Attorney Office said charges will not be considered … Continue reading »

Fatal Crash Closes Parts of I-5

[UPDATE: 6:30 P.M.] Oregon State Police confirmed that alcohol was a factor in the accident and Richard Scott is still recovering from serious injuries at a Portland hospital. Police said he will likely face criminal charges. [UPDATE: 11:17 A.M.] Medford Police released a statement on their Facebook page regarding the victim of this fatal traffic crash: … Continue reading »

Rape Charges Added to Current Inmate

COOS BAY, Ore.–  A California prison inmate is facing charges for a rape case in Coos County in 2007. 43 year old Peter Shianna is accused of attacking a woman behind a Fred Meyer on Christmas Eve that year. The chief district attorney said the case went cold until a forensic lab contacted Coos Bay … Continue reading »

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