The “Stay at Home & Beat the Heat” fundraiser for the Illinois Valley Family Coalition will be July 19 at 12:30 p.m. They will having a drawing live on Facebook. If people in the Valley like the page they’ll be able to see them announce the drawings of the winners. See Facebook.com/illinoisvalleyfamilycoalition.
Camel among southwest Oregon shooting victims
CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon perseveration center says a camel has died after being injured in a southwestern Oregon shooting last week.
The camel named Camille was standing across the highway when a man opened fire in Cave Junction on July 1. Police say one man was injured and one dog was killed in the incident.
Robert Ringo with the Tiger Preservation Center told the Daily Courier (http://bit.ly/2tGTvGM ) that a stray b...ullet had hit Camille above the eye. She died two days after the shooting.
Police say 30-year-old Joseph Carl Sallman of Grants Pass was on the run for almost three days before he was arrested July 4. He has four charges including attempted murder.
Court-appointed attorney Pete Smith did not immediately return a phone message to The Associated Press seeking comment.
You can see the 2017 Valley Visitor online at: https://www.facebook.com/Valley-Visitor-IVNews-14993953067…/
UPDATED - SUSPECT ARRESTED *** OSP AND JOSEPHINE COUNTY SO SEEKING ASSISTANCE IN SHOOTING IN CAVE JUNCTION AREA (PHOTO)
News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: July 4th, 2017 12:38 PM
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SALLMAN was located at a convenience store in Selma by the Josephine County Sheriff's Office on July 4, 2017 at about 10:40AM. He was arrested and is currently being interviewed by detectives. More information will be released when it becomes available.
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Moves to Moderate Fire Danger on All Districts
With the onset of the 4th of July holiday weekend, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is increasing the fire danger to Moderate on the Gold Beach, High Cascades, and Powers Ranger Districts, effective at 12:01 a.m. July 1, 2017. Siskiyou Mountains and Wild Rivers Ranger Districts are currently at a Moderate level. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level remains at Level 1 across the Forest....
With the increase in fire danger, and for public safety in mind, the Forest is increasing patrols and staffing for the holiday weekend.
Fire agencies in southwest Oregon are urging caution for all those participating in outdoor activities this season. The right conditions can mean that just one small spark from an unattended fire, muzzle of a gun, or the hot exhaust pipe on a vehicle can ignite fine fuels.
For more information on current fire restrictions, call (541) 618-2200.
Fire Danger Level Increases to High Today
The fire danger level on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in Jackson and Josephine counties will increase to “high” (yellow) today, effective immediately. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will remain at level 1 (one).
These regulations affect 1.8 million acres of state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land Management lands protected by ODF’s Southwest Oregon District.
Restrictions on the public use of chain saws,...
On June 28, 2017, Marshall MCKENNA, Carroll BALLARD and Blake SIBLEY entered plea agreements for Murder and Robbery 1 related to the death of Robert L. HUNTINGTON at the Lake Selmac boat launch.
Marshall MCKENNA plead to murder with a firearm, was sentenced to true life with a possibility of parole after 25 years, and life time post prison supervision on one count of Murder with a Firearm.
Carroll (BJ) BALLARD plead to Manslaughter in the First Degree and Robbery in the Fir...st Degree, and received a total of 15 years prison (sentenced on 4/21/16) & agreed to be a testifier against Marshall McKenna.
Blake SIBLEY plead to Manslaughter in the First Degree and Robbery in the First Degree, and received a total of 10 years prison (sentenced on 3/17/16) & agreed to be a testifier against Marshall McKenna & Carroll (BJ) Ballard.
DECEASED MALE IDENTIFIED NEAR SNAIL BACK BEACH TRAIL - JOSEPHINE COUNTY
On June 22nd, 2017, the Josephine County Major Crime Response Team was activated per the request of the Josephine County Sheriff's Office due to a deceased male who was located near the Snail Back Beach Trail, which is near the Illinois River Selma, Oregon.
The male's identity was unknown at the time of the original report. The deceased male has subsequently been identified as John William Reitterer, 22 ...years of age, out of Crescent City, California. Next of kin has been notified.
This is an ongoing and active investigation and no further details will be released at this time. The Oregon State Police is the lead investigative agency. Anyone with any information in regards to the death of Mr. Reitterer is asked to call the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 541-664-4600.
Congratulations to the following Oregon State University students who earned placement on the Scholastic Honor Roll for the spring term.
Maelagh E. Baker, Senior, Environmental Sciences.
3.5 or Better:
Samantha D. Frederick, Senior, Kinesiology;
Elissa A. Matthews, Senior, Zoology;
Tess E. Wier, Post Baccalaureate, Rangeland Sciences and Ruth E. Nelson, Junior, Food Science and Technology.