THE RECORDS OF MORE THAN 850 THOUSAND OREGONIANS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT ARE NOW IN THE HANDS OF HACKERS.
ACCORDING TO THE STATESMAN JOURNAL. HACKERS ILLEGALLY ENTERED THE OREGON EMPLOYMENT DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE. THE WORKSOURCE OREGON INFORMATION SYSTEM CONTAINS ONE-POINT-NINE MILLION RECORDS, NEARLY HALF WERE ACCESSED. ACCORDING TO OUR SISTER STATION IN PORTLAND, A HOTLINE IS OPEN FOR PEOPLE WHOSE INFORMATION WAS COMPROMISED.
THAT NUMBER IS: 1-877-643-4322
A GRANTS PASS MAN IS ACCUSED OF GOING ON A THEFT SPREE-- TARGETING THREE ELECTRONIC STORES IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS.
POLICE ARRESTED 44 YEAR OLD KEVIN HAUGEN MONDAY. ACCUSING HIM OF BREAKING INTO THE RADIO SHACK ON NORTH SEVENTH STREET, BURGLARIZING AN A-T&T STORE MINUTES LATER AND THEN HITTING THE SAME CELLULAR STORE THAT SAME NIGHT. EARLY MONDAY THEY BELIEVE HE BROKE INTO THE VERIZON STORE ON UNION AVENUE. HAUGEN IS IN THE JOSEPHINE COUNTY JAIL.
FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR, GOOGLE NAMED ASHLAND OREGON'S "E-CITY”
MEANING ASHLAND HAS THE STRONGEST ONLINE SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN THE STATE. GOOGLE'S PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT SAYS E-CITIES "FUEL LOCAL ECONOMIES. BECAUSE BUSINESSES ONLINE GROW AND HIRE TWICE AS FAST AS THOSE THAT ARE NOT ONLINE.
POLICE IN YREKA HAVE A MAN IN CUSTODY THEY SAY STARTED THE FIRE THAT BURNED HUNDREDS OF BUILDINGS, INCLUDING 150 HOMES LAST MONTH. 24 YEAR OLD RONALD MARSHAL WAS ARRESTED SATURDAY AFTER BEING INVESTIGATED FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS. HE'S BEING CHARGED WITH SEVERAL COUNTS OF ARSON FOR STARTING THE BOLES FIRE. HE IS SET TO BE ARRAIGNED TOMORROW.
MEANWHILE, ONE DEATH IS BEING ATTRIBUTED TO THE BOLES FIRE. 85 YEAR OLD MARIDETH NEAL FELL AND BROKE HER LEG WHILE BEING EVACUATED FROM HER HOME. FAMILY MEMBERS RUSHED HER TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL WHERE SHE DIED A FEW DAYS LATER. THE CASE IS BEING HANDED OVER TO THE SISKIYOU COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE.
ALSO, THE ROSEBURG FOREST PRODUCTS MILL THAT SUSTAINED DAMAGE DURING THE BOLES FIRE IS OPERATING ONCE AGAIN TODAY. THAT'S GOOD NEWS TO ABOUT 170 PEOPLE THAT WORK THERE. THEY HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A SOURCE OF INCOME SINCE THE FIRE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED PARTS OF THE MILL. ORIGINALLY, ROSEBURG FOREST PRODUCTS SAID THE MILL WOULD RE-OPEN AROUND THANKSGIVING. THAT BEING SAID, FURTHER REPAIRS ARE NEEDED, AND WILL BE COMPLETE BY THE FIRST OF THE YEAR.
AN AUTOPSY IS PENDING ON A BODY FOUND INSIDE A BURNED-OUT TRAILER IN CENTRAL POINT.
FIRE DISTRICT THREE RESPONDED TO REPORTS OF A FIRE AROUND SIX THIRTY THURSDAY NIGHT IN THE 19-HUNDRED BLOCK OF GREGORY ROAD THEY PUT OUT THE FIRE-- THEN FOUND THE BODY WHILE CLEARING OUT THE TRAILER. INVESTIGATORS WOULD NOT SAY IF THE DEATH APPEARS SUSPICIOUS- JUST THAT THEY'RE NOT RULING ANYTHING OUT.
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P.C. MEETS EBOLA MEETS MEDFORD 549C...
Medford Schools conduct a press conference this afternoon regarding ebola awareness. I've been made aware of officials wanting to keep things quiet. Here's an email, which I received last night:
"I have a family member who works at Roosevelt elementary school. This morning there was a staff meeting and the staff members were told two students would be entering the district that had recently moved to the United States from Senegal. Senegal is a Western African country that is currently stricken with Ebola. The staff was actually instructed to not mention this to students, friends, and even their families.
It was not made clear if these two students or their families have shown symptoms, been in contact with sick individuals, or under any type of quarantine. It is troubling that the school is potentially exposing staff and students to Ebola. It is also disturbing that the school is trying to keep this a secret.
Why not inform the district and allow the staff and student's parents to make a decision on what's best for their children?"
KMED called the school this morning, and left a message about this email. They returned our call during the show, wanting me to call them afterwards. I did, and everyone's in meetings. To be fair, Senegal has done a GREAT job of locking down the ebola problem there through tight border controls and quarantine. It's doubtful there is a problem, but that the district tries to keep it quiet is troubling.
EBOLA TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS? WALDEN SAYS "BRING 'EM ON"
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