Updated at 12:51 PM

In New Orleans, Steve Gleason was, is and will always be a Saint. They even erected a statue to him outside the SuperDome, where the former NFL safety famously parted the waters of despair in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. By laying hands on a punted football, he helped his team score a touchdown, but for a beaten-down community, it was an apt metaphor for a city’s fight to retain its undying spirit. That was in 2006, in the Saints’ first game back in the...

Updated at 12:23 PM

A weekend Flamingos robbery might have been committed by the same person who robbed a Purple Parrot about a week prior, Medford police said. The most recent robbery was reported at 10 p.m. Sunday at the Flamingos in the 400 block of...

Updated at 11:57 AM

Rogue Valley pear harvest.

Updated at 10:53 AM

Working on a pear harvest story for Tuesday's Mail Tribune.

Updated at 10:37 AM

Dave Granlund cartoon on the New England drought.

Updated at 10:15 AM

GLADSTONE — Members of a SWAT team shot a man at a Subway restaurant in a southern Portland suburb Monday evening after the man shot a police officer and took a woman hostage, authorities said. Authorities said the hostage is safe...

Updated at 10:13 AM

As I write this, the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio are in full swing. Like much of the world, I have tuned in to a few events so far — some biking and swimming and a touch of women’s soccer. Also, like much of the world, I lounged on...

Updated at 9:51 AM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A Klamath County man awaiting trial on a murder charge has now been accused in a second death. The Herald and News reports 18-year-old Seth Cunningham was arraigned Monday on a charge of murder for the Nov.

Updated at 9:15 AM

“Queen of the South” is stuck somewhere between the origin story of a drug lord and an action-packed thriller. Given Alice Braga’s strong performance as the up and coming ruler of a drug kingdom, it would be a far better show...

Updated at 8:56 AM

Invitations to my house in midsummer always come with a hidden motive: relieving our family of surplus garden vegetables. Even guests who, themselves, garden sometimes are game for a few extras. My friendís tomatoes hadnít come on when we met for a...

Updated at 8:51 AM

Dear Dave, My husband and I had to rent a car on a recent trip to Florida. When we tried to pay with our debit card, the attendant told us he would have to pull our credit report if we used debit instead of credit. He said all rental car...

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