Author: Tony Cooper

Police officials said the 24-year-old boyfriend, later identified as Joshua, was taken into custody and later charged with first-degree murder after he reportedly strangled his 15-year-old girlfriend Amarise then called his cousin and a friend and told them that the girl was foaming at the mouth. The cousin then called the authorities and reported the situation. Amarise, who had been in a dating relationship with Joshua, was found dead with a necklace suck in her thr0at. Per reports, neighbors reportedly told police that they could hear the two arguing into the early hours of the fatal night. The next day, Joshua reportedly…

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According to local news outlets, the 39-year-old man whose 34-year-old wife, Diane, reportedly cut off his body part and then flushed it down the toilet said that he forgives his wife. During the brutal attack last month, the 34-year-old woman reportedly attacked her husband in their family home. During an interview with investigators, the woman reportedly said that she attacked her husband after she discovered that the man was sleeping with her 15-year-old niece. Local authorities discovered that the woman tied her husband’s arms and legs to the bed and turned off the lights. The woman then grabbed a razor…

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According to the police officials, the 20-year-old mother, Janaya, and the 21-year-old father, Gerard, were taken into custody and later charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death, neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury and depriving a dependent of necessary support after they reportedly killed their 1-month-old baby Royal. The father was also charged with murder and aggravated battery. Police officials also said father reportedly shook his newborn baby before and then his wife and him decided not to seek medical attention for 6 days as the baby slowly died in the home. Last month, the…

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According to the police officials, the elderly woman, later identified as 69-year-old Margaret, was taken into custody and later charged with first-degree premeditated murder after she reportedly killed her live-in boyfriend. The victim, Gary, was a terminally ill cancer patient, police officials said. Per reports, the girlfriend reportedly grabbed a pillow and smothered the man to death because she had to take care for him. Last month, home health care worker reportedly found Gary dead. The responding officers reportedly found no injuries to Gary, whose body was found inside the house he shared with his girlfriend. But, several days later,…

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According to the police officials, the father, later identified as 24-year-old Amir, was arrested and later charged with murder after he reportedly killed his 5-year-old son, Karter. The boy, who had autism and couldn’t talk or defend himself, suffered life-threatening injuries and died one day after he was admitted to hospital.  The medical examiner told investigators that the autistic child had brulses all over his body and his brain was hemorrhaged. The boy’s dad was initially charged with intentional child abuse. His charge was upgraded following the child’s death.  The hospital staff reportedly called the authorities after the 5-year-old nonverbal…

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Medford, OR – According to the state officials, Executive Order 24-01 directs the ODOT to provide appropriate assistance and seek federal resources to effect repair and reconstruction of damages to the federal aid highway system in the above-listed counties. The state of emergency declaration follows a damage assessment, which confirmed federal program eligibility and will expedite the process to receive federal resources. Beginning December 1, 2023, and continuing through December 12, 2023, these storms resulted in heavy rain, landslides, and erosion in various locations within these counties, leading to critical transportation failures, which require significant effort to clean up and…

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Medford, OR – According to the city officials, CIPP is reportedly an efficient, cost-effective way to rehabilitate the City’s aging infrastructure and save residents money on sewer utility fees. This is the 19th year the City of Medford has issued a contract for this highly specialized work. When completed, this contract will line 84 sewer pipes totaling 18,105.7 feet (3.4 miles) and 27 storm drain pipes totaling 7,485.1 feet. CIPP is a specialized process where crews reline the existing pipes with a felt liner that’s saturated with epoxy, then inflate and cure it. This treatment means the City won’t have to…

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Medford, OR – According to the city officials, volunteers also helped clean up the parks by covering or removing graffiti, repainting restrooms and clearing natural debris.  Medford Parks, Recreation and Facilities Director, Rosenthal, reportedly said: “Volunteers in service to the Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department provide invaluable assistance and support to parks and facility maintenance. They save staff time and resources and allow paid staff to focus on our core missions.” Volunteer Coordinator, Thompson, reportedly said: “It takes a village to make a village and our community support has shown time and time again that volunteers are a crucial piece…

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Medford, OR – According to the police officials, last month, authorities were contacted by officials from Asante in regard to a former employee that they believe was involved in the theft of controlled substances prescribed to patients. Additionally, there was concern that this behavior resulted in adverse patient care, though the extent of the impact on those patients is yet to be determined. MPD is actively working on investigating these claims.  MPD has received numerous calls from individuals asking if they or a family member have been impacted by the suspected actions of the former Asante employee. Asante has informed…

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Medford, OR – According to the police officials, this unfortunate incident occurred at West 10th and South Grape St. It happened on Monday night. One pedestrian was injured and transported to the hospital. 10th/S. Holly through W. 10th/S. Fir was closed until approximately 9 p.m., police said. The Medford Police Department will provide further updates on this incident as needed.

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