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Posted at 11:01 PM

We're taking a rafting trip on the Rogue River, and I was wondering what the rules are about having beer in our raft. Am I allowed to have an open beer while we're headed down the river?— Bob, MedfordWell, Bob, when it comes to beer and boating, the answer is a firm and definitive ... depends.Oregon's Boating Under the Influence of Intoxicants rules are more lax than driving rules, but they are written to ensure safety while on...

Updated at 9:41 PM

Firefighters on the Stouts fire in southern Douglas County braced themselves Saturday for a long battle with the blaze that is gobbling up thousands of acres of timber as it remains virtually uncontained.Fire officials said the Stouts...

Updated at 9:40 PM

Southern Oregon is getting a double-whammy of smoke from fires to the north and south of the Rogue Valley.Smoke from the Stouts and Cable Crossing fires in Douglas County poured southward into the valley Friday and Saturday, pushing air...

Updated at 9:04 PM

Felony arrestsDrugs — Elizabeth Ann Hibbard, 35, no known address. Medford police Friday arrested Hibbard on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine and a court sanction for possession of...

Updated at 8:49 PM

GAINESVILLE, Va. — Troy Merritt couldn't miss Saturday in the Quicken Loans National. Tiger Woods couldn't make anything.Merritt shot a tournament-record 10-under 61 to top the leaderboard even before the leading contenders teed...

Updated at 8:13 PM

Medford police Saturday released the name of a 19-year-old man they say is their suspect in a drive-by shooting early Thursday morning that sent an 18-year-old woman to the hospital with a gunshot wound.Police said a warrant has been...

Updated at 8:09 PM

SALEM — No loss ever feels good, but for the Medford Mustangs Saturday's 12-2 defeat in seven innings to the Eugene Challengers was more of an annoyance than a discouraging defeat.By virtue of being the last undefeated team in the...

Updated at 7:54 PM

BURBANK, Calif. — Steve Sarkisian didn’t mention Oregon by name.But the USC coach may have provided the Ducks with a little bulletin board material during the Pac-12 media day event Friday at Warner Bros.

Updated at 7:52 PM

JOHANNESBURG — The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday — starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute.That had the crowd roaring early at Ellis Park Arena in downtown...

Updated at 7:49 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO — The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests.The moves...

Updated at 7:40 PM

LONG POND, Pa. — Dale Earnhardt Jr., was surprised to hear Friday he’s the only Hendrick Motorsports driver with a top-five finish in the past three Sprint Cup races.That doesn’t mean, however, Earnhardt or his...

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