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27 min ago | Medford Mail Tribune

Former Marine found guilty of wife's murder

Ex-Marine Bourne Paraday Huddleston was found guilty Wednesday of murdering his wife and on charges related to a contract-killing scheme he plotted against her and another man, a Jackson County Circuit Court jury decided.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Willamette Week

Put a Label On It

There's much to talk about in Ashland-a southern Oregon winter so dry that, for the first time in 50 years, the local ski mountain failed to open, or the fare at this year's Oregon Shakespeare Festival .

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Related Topix: Oregon, Ashland, OR, Southern Oregon University, Multnomah County, OR, Western Washington University

Willamette Week

Cloudy Days

Editor's note: Columnist Wm. Willard Greene is on a spirit quest in the Rockies.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Marijuana, Medford, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Emergency Services

Jacob Allen Golden, 20, no known address. Medford Police Monday arrested Golden on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule I controlled substance, third-degree theft and first- and second-degree criminal mischief.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medford, OR

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

Get Up & Go: April 15, 2014

DID YOU FILE YOUR TAXES? If not, you've got until the end of the day when the post office closes.

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Related Topix: The Orchestra, Big-Band, Medford, OR, Libraries

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Post office delivers card from before World War II

The postcard's message is brief, written along its edge in fading pencil: "Arrived in Portland at 8 o'clock.

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Related Topix: Butte Falls, OR, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy

OregonLive.com

use headlights to communicate with other drivers

Headlight flashing to warn others of law enforcement in the area isn't against the law, an Oregon judge has ruled.

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Related Topix: Clackamas County, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Man turns himself in on sex-abuse charge

A registered sex offender has been arrested on suspicion of seeking sexual gratification by bumping against women at grocery and department stores.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR, Shady Cove, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Defendant Huddleston will testify in murder trial

Bourne Huddleston said Monday that he plans to testify today in his trial on charges that he killed his wife in 2012 after trying to hire two others to kill her and then initiated another murder-for-hire scheme to kill a witness against him.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR, Eagle Point, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Secretary of state addresses local chamber forum

When hackers infiltrated the state's website tracking everything from business names to voter registration in February, the political heat intensified to the point Secretary of State Kate Brown dodged lawmakers.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

United Way seeks college T-shirt donations as part of Big Idea drive

United Way is asking for donations of college T-shirts from throughout the U.S. and beyond as part of its Big Idea, an initiative to ensure that all 1,200 sixth-graders in Jackson County graduate from high school on time in 2020.

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Related Topix: Medford, OR

The Lebanon Daily News

Judge says flashing headlights is free speech

Hauling a truckload of logs to a Southern Oregon mill last fall, Chris Hill noticed a sheriff's deputy behind him and flashed his lights to warn a UPS driver coming the other way.

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Related Topix: Klamath Falls, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Jackson County library supporters cautiously optimistic about vote

The six-month shuttering of Jackson County's 15 branches in 2007 because of cuts in federal funding is still fresh in her mind.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Medford, OR

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

Redmond contractor fined over White City project

The state has fined a Deschutes County contractor who failed to pay prevailing wages for work done on Hillside Elementary School in White City.

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Related Topix: Redmond, OR, White City, OR, Deschutes County, OR, Bend, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

No injuries reported in Talent fire

A late Friday afternoon electrical fire in the kitchen of a second-floor apartment caused $30,000 in damage, but no injuries.

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Related Topix: Talent, OR

OregonLive.com

Marijuana spurs heroin; Oregon politician contest; Monsanto fights Jackson County GMO measure: Top 10 stories in Oregon politics

The Washington Post offer's a grim look at how Mexican drug cartels are shifting their business strategies away from marijuana.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, Marijuana, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Oregon

Medford Mail Tribune

High-tech crimes task force founder charged

The former Central Point police lieutenant who founded and headed the Southern Oregon High-Tech Crimes Task Force faces official misconduct and computer-crime charges alleging he knowingly altered or damaged a police computer or software in 2012.

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Related Topix: Central Point, OR, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

Appeals process Since 2008, the Medford City Council has listened to...

Alengthy appeals process for medical marijuana businesses has prompted the Medford City Council to explore ways to shorten the process and put more teeth into existing laws.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Recreational Vehicle, Citation, Medford, OR

Medford Mail Tribune

Sheriff race debate: Challengers criticize Winters' priorities

Two challengers in the race for Jackson County sheriff criticized incumbent Mike Winters for using resources on other counties Thursday during the first of three public forums leading up to the May 20 primary.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

Medford Mail Tribune

Ashland crash kills driver, cuts out power

A Wednesday night car crash on Siskiyou Boulevard killed a man and put a woman in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, police and fire officials said.

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Related Topix: Ashland, OR, Phoenix, OR, Talent, OR

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