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PORTLAND — An energy consultant involved with an Oregon solar power project has been indicted on forgery charges. Martin Shain, the lead consultant on the state's $24 million "Solar by Degree" project, was indicted on two forgery counts on Thursday, reported The Oregonian/OregonLive. Prosecutors say he created a fake invoice from a fictional subcontractor to help secure nearly $12 million in tax credits from the Oregon Department of Energy. The Oregon Department of Justice...

Updated at 6:51 PM

A man who was the first to be prosecuted for human trafficking in Jackson County has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of forcing a young woman into prostitution and raping a 15-year-old...

Updated at 6:45 PM

Even the most expert of outdoor enthusiasts have gone missing in the Rogue Valley's backyard, most recently Dr. Ashley Laird, who was found Sunday after going missing on a run in Jacksonville two days earlier. What transpires...

Updated at 6:38 PM

The all-male Medford City Council could be in for a change after five women filed their candidacy papers for the Nov. 8 election. "I've looked at the City Council, and I don't see a lot of people who look like me," said Michelle...

Posted at 6:30 PM

PRINEVILLE — Elected officials in a a rural Oregon county rejected a proposed plan on Tuesday from a group of residents that sought greater local control over the management of federal lands. The development came as local officials...

Updated at 6:18 PM

LOS ANGELES — Tim Tebow crushed a batting-practice fastball with a confident left-handed swing, sending it into the trees next to the scoreboard beyond right field. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback only paused an instant to...

Updated at 5:49 PM

A trio of men have been arraigned on a full plate of drug charges after Medford police arrested two and found drugs in the third man's cell. Hector Pena, 30, Dorian Valdovinos-Diaz, 32, and Rudolph Ortiz, 33, face charges of delivery and...

Updated at 5:47 PM

PORTLAND — A volunteer football coach and six players for a small town Oregon high school team face criminal charges for a hazing initiation in which 11 freshmen at a summer training camp had intimate parts of their bodies "aggressively...

Updated at 5:35 PM

Citing declining sales and the stress of a squabble with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival over her display of allegedly racist books in a banned book display, Judi Honore, owner of Shakespeare Books & Antiques, said she is closing down her...

Updated at 5:32 PM

Local report Ashland resident Steve Richie has been selected as the Republican candidate for House District 5, the seat now held by Rep. Peter Buckley. Jackson County Republicans Monday night selected Richie, 52, to...

Updated at 5:30 PM

Quarterback Darell Garretson already has something that Oregon State lacked at the position at this point last season: Experience. The transfer from Utah State who sat out last season will lead the Beavers when they visit Minnesota on...

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