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Editorials from around Oregon

Oct. 16, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: ___ The East Oregonian, Oct. 15, on getting flu shots: Imagine if every year the U.S. military suffered thousands of causalities in some foreign conflict. It is a difficult and chilling scenario. Fortunately, no such war exists, but every year seasonal flu and its...

Man charged in Mouseketeer killing found unfit for trial

Oct. 1, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A judge has ruled that the live-in handyman charged with killing Dennis Day, an original member of "The Mickey Mouse Club," is unfit to stand trial. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that circuit Judge Lisa Greif ordered Daniel Burda committed to the Oregon State Hospital, citing an...

2 die in motorhome, pickup collision in eastern Oregon

Sep. 19, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

HARPER, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say two drivers were killed when a motorhome towing another vehicle and a pickup truck towing a travel trailer collided in eastern Oregon. KATU-TV reports 78-year-old Richard Kozol of Medford was driving a Gulfstream motorhome when for an unknown reason it crossed into the...

Mouseketeer killing case to remain in Medford, Oregon

Sep. 12, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A judge has ruled that the man accused of killing Dennis W. Day, an original member of "The Mickey Mouse Club," will be tried in Medford. The Mail Tribune reports 37-year-old Daniel Burda will face trial in Jackson County Circuit Court, according to a court order filed Tuesday. The...

Oregon woman will not face charges for killing boyfriend

Sep. 11, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman will not face charges after prosecutors determined she killed her ax-wielding boyfriend in self-defense. The Mail Tribune reported Tuesday that the Jackson County District Attorney's Office will not prosecute 33-year-old Vanessa Rose Marroquin. Authorities say Marroquin...

Police arrest hotel manager accused of harassment

Sep. 6, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Medford police have arrested a hotel manager after an employee reported that she was being sexually harassed. The Mail Tribune reports 41-year-old Fernando Corvacho faces two charges of third degree sexual abuse and two charges of harassment. Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau says a...

Redwood Highway, near California border, is 1 of deadliest

Aug. 30, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Late on a recent sunny afternoon, the Fetty family gathered at a home in southeast Medford. Adult siblings and their spouses congregated around the kitchen island and in the living room, forced out of their seats only by their children running through the house and into the backyard....

Woman with US birth certificate sues over passport denial

Aug. 28, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman is suing the U.S. State Department for declining to issue her a U.S. passport even though her lawyer says she presented federal government officials with a certified birth certificate from a California hospital. The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon filed the...

US: Big marijuana trafficker charged with murder-for-hire

Aug. 26, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. prosecutors said Monday they have charged an Oregon drug smuggler in what they described as a sordid murder-for-hire plot that targeted an associate who owed tens of thousands of dollars for marijuana trafficking services. Authorities say John Tobe Larson, 68, offered an...

Body of North Carolina man recovered in Oregon lake

Aug. 23, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The body of a North Carolina man who drowned while trying to save his brother more than two months ago has been recovered from the bottom of a lake in southwestern Oregon with the help of volunteers from Idaho. The body of Juan Carlos Fuentes, 29, was located about 135 feet (41 meters)...