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  • 'Hijab Day' at this Boston area high school was canceled, but it got people talking

    05/26/2016 1:50:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies (Public Radio International) ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matthew Bell
    Students from the Arabic Club at the public high school in the city of Medford, about a 15-minute drive north of downtown Boston, wanted to participate in “World Hijab Day” early this semester. The annual event was created in 2013 to promote awareness and understanding of Muslim women who wear the headscarf as an expression of their faith. At Medford High, the plan was pretty straightforward ... The date was set for February 1. But soon after Hijab Day was announced, the Medford public got wind of it. And there was a wave of phone messages, emails and social media...
  • Oklahoma [and Kansas] world's No. 1 earthquake area

    11/11/2015 2:32:58 AM PST · by Crazieman · 16 replies
    Enid News ^ | 11-10-2015 | Jessica Miller
    Oklahoma is now the No. 1 earthquake area in the world, an Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman said Monday. Spokesman Matt Skinner said the state is unique in terms of frequency. "We have had 15 (earthquakes) in Medford since 5 o'clock Saturday morning," he noted. "We've got an earthquake issue." Skinner said the world is going through a seismic phase. "Oklahoma is absolutely unique in terms of the number of earthquakes we've had," he said. Jim Palmer, OCC director of public information and manager of consumer education, said Oklahoma is unique in North America. He said there are other parts of...
  • Dashcam catches off-duty cop threatening to put 'hole in head' of driver

    07/31/2015 6:35:15 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 36 replies
    CNET ^ | July 29, 2015 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Who would have felt comfortable in these circumstances? A Massachusetts man was driving in the town of Medford last Saturday night. He admits he took a wrong turn and ended up going the wrong way down a traffic circle. However, how wrong a turn might his life have taken if the events that followed had taken a slightly different turn. In dashcam video posted to YouTube by a driver who only gave his name as Michael, he is confronted by an angry man in a white tank top and shorts. The angry man steps out of a truck and approaches...
  • American Hero: Samuel Whittemore (80 Years Old!) Takes on the Redcoats on April 18, 1775

    07/04/2006 6:16:02 AM PDT · by Oakleaf · 33 replies · 1,347+ views
    Bob ^ | Unknown | Bob Harwell
    As darkness began to set in, colonials began to attack the front of the column. There were a few cavalry units made up of older, experienced men who rode to within shot of the front of the column, dismounted and fired with great accuracy, then mounting and riding away only to reappear elsewhere. Now and then, the Regulars would fire cannon scattering the Militia who would quickly materialize again as the British column approached Menotomy. At Jason Russel’s house, British soldiers invaded the house killing eleven Americans, including Russel who was later found bayoneted at the foot of the stairs....
  • Police seek possible serial bomber in Oregon

    11/13/2013 9:23:55 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 13, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
    An improvised explosive device blew out windows and ignited a small fire at the Jackson County prosecutor's office in Medford, Ore., Wednesday, but authorities said the damage could have been far worse had it ignited a large propane tank at the scene. No injuries were reported as a result of the blast, which occurred at about 4:30 a.m. Local and state police and the FBI and ATF are currently investigating. Law enforcement sources familiar with the case said there was no immediate claim of responsibility and as of yet, there are no suspects, but they are attempting to determine if...
  • Military Veteran’s AR-15 Confiscated by Police – But the Reason Why Is the Real Story

    05/30/2013 7:04:35 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 29, 2013 7:03pm | Jason Howerton
    An Oregon man has had rifle confiscated and is facing criminal charges after he attempted to stop a wanted felon from breaking into his home by firing a warning shot. Police in Medford, Ore., say the incident occurred at around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. Officers responded to an apartment complex in the area after receiving a disturbance call. During their investigation, cops heard a gun shot and a man running away toward the complex’s parking lot. Authorities say 40-year-old Jonathon Kinsella, a wanted felon, was attempting to flee the scene when he was arrested on outstanding warrants, including for burglary...
  • Sheriff Mike Winters responds to Obama's executive orders on gun control (mentions Fast & Furious)

    02/09/2013 3:02:36 PM PST · by AuntB · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan. 16, 2013 | youtube
    Jackson County, Oregon Sheriff Mike Winters stands up to the press and their STOOOPID questions. At about 12:23 on the video, he mentions Fast & Furious and this administrations complicity in the murder of our border agent, Brian Terry. He further stated the US Government will NEVER be allowed to confiscate guns in Jackson County.
  • Police: Victim beats up burglary suspect

    08/06/2012 12:47:23 PM PDT · by AuntB · 12 replies
    KTVL ^ | Aug 6 2012 | KTVL
    MEDFORD, Ore. -- A 41-year-old woman wasn't going to let a man get away with her TV. Medford Police responded to an interrupted burglary call at 12:35 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of North Berkeley Way. The victim got home and found a 23-year-old man in her bedroom trying to flee toward the window, according to a press release from the Medford Police Department. She grabbed the suspect and a fight ensued. She yelled for help and her 23-year-old daughter called for help. The daughter had been asleep. When police arrived, they found the victim fighting with the suspect...
  • Cops seize 6 pounds of meth

    07/20/2012 7:55:56 PM PDT · by AuntB · 26 replies
    KTVL Medford, Or ^ | July 20, 2012 | Ktvl
    MEDFORD, Ore. -- Law enforcement officials have taken more than 6 pounds of methamphetamine off the streets. On July 13, agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations contacted Miguel Angel Rebolledo-Aviles, 23, on a commercial bus line that was passing through Medford. They found one unclaimed bag that had 6.6 pounds of methamphetamine, according to a press release from the Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement. Federal law enforcement officials asked MADGE officers to help in the investigation. Once the investigation was complete, police arrested the suspect on the suspicion of unlawful distribution of a controlled...
  • 4 People Killed At Long Island Pharmacy

    06/20/2011 5:05:45 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 26 replies
    fox news ^ | 6/19/11 | FRANK ELTMAN
    The massacre happened at about 10:20 a.m. inside a family-owned pharmacy in a small cluster of medical offices in Medford, a middle-class hamlet on Long Island about 60 miles east of New York City.Police rushed to the scene after getting a 911 call from someone in the pharmacy's parking lot. When they arrived, they found two employees and two customers dead, said Suffolk County Police Department's Chief of Detectives Dominick Varrone. No one inside the shop survived.Suffolk County Police identified the dead employees as Raymond Ferguson, 45, of Centereach, and Jennifer Mejia, 17, of East Patchogue. Bryon Sheffield, 71, of...
  • Ore. bus driver suspended for Confederate flag

    03/03/2011 10:11:37 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 3, 2011
    MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon school bus driver has been suspended for refusing to remove a Confederate flag from his personal vehicle. The Mail Tribune reports that 28-year-old Ken Webber of Medford says he's worked for four years at First Student School Bus Transportation Services, a contractor for the Phoenix-Talent School District in the Medford area.
  • DA: Wife Killed Husband After Finding Hickey

    01/31/2011 9:19:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    CBS ^ | January 31, 2011
    MEDFORD (CBS) – A woman was ordered held without bail Monday charged with killing her husband in Medford. Police found 34-year-old Troy Burston wounded outside a home on Exchange Avenue at 10:40 p.m. Sunday. He was not wearing a shirt and had been stabbed in the chest.
  • The Quest for a Cure-Groundbreaking ethical stem-cell research provides hope in a family's struggle

    01/13/2011 9:36:14 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies
    Columbia ^ | 12.30.10 | Joseph O'Brien
     Despite having a rare neurodegenerative disease called Niemann-Pick Type C, the two oldest Hadley children, Peyton and Kayla, enjoy staying active and participating in events with their family at their Catholic parish in Medford, Ore. (Photos by Jared Cruce) Born three years apart, Peyton and Kayla Hadley began their lives as normal, healthy children. For their first seven years, both progressed normally as they began elementary school, scoring high on tests with excellent reading skills. Then, when Peyton turned 8, things began to change.  One of the first signs that something wasn't right began with Peyton's tendency to cock his...
  • Cartel fear is here (in Medford, OR)

    08/30/2010 11:00:18 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 22 replies
    Medford (OR) Mail Tribune ^ | 08/30/2010 | Greg Stiles
    Drug-trade violence in Mexico that has left more than 28,000 people dead and hundreds of thousands more terrorized during the past four years has made an imprint on Mexican expatriates living in the Rogue Valley. "People are scared so they want to leave the country to find another place to live more freely and not be scared to go out." "When people get together, they're telling each other they are scared and hope nothing happens to their family members," Perez said through an interpreter. "The cartels have more power than the government," she said. "Everyone knows the drug cartels have...
  • Kyron Horman's Stepmother Allegedly Tried to Hire Hit Man, Report Says

    07/05/2010 4:26:23 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 1,037 replies · 30+ views
    One month after the disappearance of 7-year-old Kyron Horman, police reportedly said a landscaper told them the Oregon boy's stepmother tried to hire him to kill her husband, Kaine Horman. After a month with no trace of Kyron the family still hopes for his safe return.The allegation, first reported in The Oregonian but confirmed by ABC News affiliate KATU-TV in Portland through a source close to the investigation, thickens the cloud of suspicion surrounding Terri Horman, the last person to see Kyron before he went missing on June 4 The landscaper allegedly told police that Terri Horman approached him about...
  • Mayor Bloomberg says Ground Zero mosque opponents should be 'ashamed' of themselves

    08/06/2010 12:52:26 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 74 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 04, 2010 | DAVID SEIFMAN
    Opponents of the proposed construction of a controversial mosque just blocks from Ground Zero "ought to be ashamed of themselves" for opposing it, Mayor Bloomberg said this morning. Bloomberg said he also doesn't care where the people behind the mosque and Islamic cultural center will get the money to build. "People say, 'Do they have the money? Can they raise the money? Where does it come from?' " Bloomberg said during an appearance on his WOR-AM radio show.
  • MUST READ: SWAT team brings in a man, seizes his legally purchased guns-for a crime no one committed

    05/19/2010 2:39:42 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 121 replies · 4,111+ views
    REASON ^ | June 2010 issue | Radley Balko
    To hear them tell it, the officers who apprehended 39-year-old David Pyles on March 8 thwarted a mass murder. The cops “were able to successfully take a potentially volatile male subject into protective custody for a mental evaluation,” the Medford, Oregon, police department announced in a press release. The subject had been placed on administrative leave from his job not long before, was “very disgruntled,” and had recently purchased several firearms. “Local Law Enforcement agencies were extremely concerned that the subject was planning retaliation against his employers,” the press release said. Fortunately, Pyles “voluntarily” turned himself over to police custody,...
  • Anatomy of an Incident: Guns seized in Medford(OR)

    03/28/2010 12:00:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 86 replies · 1,648+ views ^ | 28 March, 2010 | Anita Burke
    Police reports on a disgruntled Oregon Department of Transportation planner who surrendered to a police negotiator and SWAT team early March 8 indicate that the man hadn't made any threats, but people who worked with him were increasingly concerned that violence could erupt. Incident reports from Medford police and the Jackson County Sheriff's Department describe verbal outbursts and "a declining state of mental health" seen in slipping personal hygiene and appearance, and a "somewhat disorderly and uncooperative" exit when the man was placed on administrative leave on March 4. Fears of retaliation prompted electronic surveillance that notified authorities when the...
  • Police keep public in the dark(OR)

    03/27/2010 7:29:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 530+ views ^ | 19 March, 2010 | Anita Burke
    Every year during Sunshine Week, newspaper editorial boards take pains to explain that open records and public meetings laws are important not just for news organizations but for every member of the public. It helps when we have a high-profile example. On Thursday, the city of Medford obligingly handed us one, by refusing to release records that could explain why a SWAT team took a man into custody last week and seized his legally obtained firearms without a warrant or any criminal charge. Medford is not the only entity dragging its feet on informing the public. Oregon State Police told...
  • ODOT worker in guns seizure case firing back at city(OR)

    03/27/2010 7:11:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies · 633+ views ^ | 17 March, 2010 | Anita Burke
    A week after being taken into protective custody and having his guns seized because of police concerns, 39-year-old Medford resident David J. Pyles wants to make sure what happened to him doesn't happen to anyone else. Pyles, a planner at the Oregon Department of Transportation, wrote an e-mail to Medford Mayor Gary Wheeler and the City Council demanding that they address what he called "alleged civil rights violations." -----------------------------cut-------------------------- Pyles said he is involved in a personnel matter at ODOT that is being handled through his union. He surrendered to the team voluntarily and was taken to Rogue Valley Medical...
  • Alba Park fills with the sounds of protest (Medford, OR Tea Party!)

    10/30/2009 10:04:57 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 10 replies · 751+ views
    The Medford Mail Tribune ^ | October 30, 2009 | Chris Conrad
    They're back and feisty as ever. Protesters clutching anti-Barack Obama and pro-Constitution signs braved damp, chilly weather Thursday in Alba Park as they waited for the arrival of the Tea Party Express II. Two Express buses wound their way up from San Diego to Medford as part of a cross-country tour to spread the belief that the federal government has lost its way. Jeff Krump, of the Americans for Prosperity, took to the gazebo to address the 100 or so protesters. "We believe in the founding fathers' vision of a constitutionally limited government," Krump said to a round of cheers....
  • Almost 600 crowd Wyden health-care reform meeting ("everyone will have to give up something")

    08/27/2009 9:05:22 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 39 replies · 1,453+ views
    Medford Mail Tribune ^ | August 27, 2009 | Bill Kettler
    Nearly 600 people came to Medford's Abraham Lincoln Elementary School today to hear Sen. Ron Wyden talk about health-care reform in a town-hall meeting. Questions from the spirited crowd reflected the range of issues in the national debate about how to make health care affordable and available. The Oregon Democrat said everyone will have to give up something in the effort, which he noted has been a work in progress since Harry Truman was president. Wyden repeatedly turned the conversation to his own health care reform proposal, the Healthy Americans Act, which has support from both Democrats and Republicans. Wyden...
  • Teens Accused Of Attacking Police Officers Near Carnival

    04/21/2005 8:39:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 671+ views
    The Boston Channel ^ | April 21, 2005
    MEDFORD, Mass. -- Several teenagers were arraigned in a Somerville courtroom Thursday after allegedly attacking a group of police officers at a local carnival Wednesday night. Medford police were called to a teen disturbance at a carnival and soon found themselves fighting for their lives. Even when backup arrived, the officers were outnumbered. The teens allegedly punched, kicked and hit the officers with their own nightsticks.
  • Liberal radiohost bets his job on a Kerry win, but now refuses to quit, YOU DECIDE!

    11/08/2004 9:06:32 AM PST · by AbercrombieChick · 30 replies · 1,221+ views
    Over at WRCN, a FM radio personality Glenn Meyer, said Kerry will win, Kerry absolutely will win. There's was just no possible way we'd re-elect Bush. Glenn said if Bush won, he'd quit WRCN, that's how sure he was that Bush would lose. Well, now it's November 8th. And, aside from the fact that one of the million crazy DU conspiracy theories *might* still pan out, Bush won, and guess what? Glenn doesn't wanna go! The station is having a poll to let the listeners decide (go to the website, click on the tiny flag next to Decision Glenn, a...
  • Vice President's campaign address, Oct 11, 2004, Medford, NJ

    10/11/2004 6:14:55 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 1 replies · 349+ views
    White House ^ | 10/11/2004
    Remarks of Vice President Cheney at a Bush-Cheney '04 Rally Lenape High School Medford, New Jersey Oct. 11, 2004 10:51 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) AUDIENCE: Four more years! Four more years! Four more years! THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Mercy. (Laughter.) This sounds like Bush-Cheney country. (Applause.) AUDIENCE MEMBER: (Inaudible.) THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, it's -- what was that? (Laughter.) It's a pleasure to be back in New Jersey, and here in Burlington County, in the historic Township of Medford. And all of you live in one of the most beautiful areas in the Northeast,...
  • Patriotic Rally, Support our Troops, USA, President Bush/Coalition Medford Sq 4/12/03

    04/07/2003 4:03:49 PM PDT · by guinnessboy · 5 replies · 299+ views
    I had to repost due to ugly spelling errors: Another week, another Freep! Please join us one and all for our Support the Troops Rally in Medford Sq Massachusetts. We continue to grow and had a great rally despite weather this past Saturday. Most likely there will be opposition there (UJP), the Sq has become our turf. I am posting flyers at local businesses and the word of mouth is working as well, lets flood the square!

    04/05/2003 4:20:33 PM PST · by joannam · 16 replies · 243+ views
    operation yellow ribbon | 4-5-03 | JOANNAM
    Hey Freepers, On May 17th, operation yellow ribbon is organizing a biggie on the Lincoln Monument. I went on Military Pride and found operation yellow ribbon. There are 2 hotels offering specials until 4-18. They are going to offer free shuttles to the march. I personally have never been to such an event but this one I am passionate about. check it out. Today was great in Medford,MA
  • Medford, MA (04-05-03) - A Great Success

    04/05/2003 2:21:47 PM PST · by BostonianRightist · 8 replies · 215+ views
    04-05-03 | BostonianRightist
    earlier today (04-05-03), there was a pro-america rally in Medford Square, MA. About 15 people showed up and represented all generations. the first to show up was a New Hampshire native, i'm sorry i forgot his name. then i joined and by 9:50 we had a sizeable group. another FReeper was Guinnessboy. we had some good signs: "First Iraq Then Chirac" "Communists/Students get paid to protest" "Support our troops" "honk to support our troops" "the U.N. is U.N.prepared, U.N.important, U.N.necessary, U.N.American" and "BELIEVE!". there were some people from UJP, they clocked in at 10:00 exact and out at 12:00 exact...
  • pro-America Rally - Medford, MA; every saturday, rain or shine.

    04/05/2003 1:59:54 PM PST · by BostonianRightist · 3 replies · 241+ views
    04-05-03 | BostonianRightist
    there is a pro-america rally every saturday in medford square in massachusetts (9:30 - noonish). i went for the first time on today (04-05-03) and it was great even with the rain, snow, and sleet. FReepers come from all over, even as far as New Hampshire. come on down, bring the family. thanks all.
  • FReep Report for Patriot Rally in Medford, MA 03.29.03

    03/30/2003 7:50:32 PM PST · by NH Liberty · 25 replies · 272+ views
    NH Liberty | Sunday, March 30, 2003 | NH Liberty
    Another great FReep on the people of Medford on Saturday, March 29, 2003.
  • Thank you to all the Freepers this weekend Medford Square 3/22/03

    03/22/2003 1:06:51 PM PST · by guinnessboy · 17 replies · 251+ views
    Thank you to all that showed up to show your support today, I was blown away by the turnout! We had a good mix of people out there today. The people driving through loved it! The Anti-war folks didnt care too much for us, funny how we are all smiles and they have dour faces all day long. They look like the living dead don't they? Anyhow this is not the first one and will not be the last, we do this every Saturday, I would like to try a couple more locations at some point. If you folks do...
  • Patriotic Rally, Anti-Anti war counter protest this weekend Medford Square.

    03/17/2003 4:51:37 AM PST · by guinnessboy · 34 replies · 310+ views
    Hello Guinessboy here, my appologies for not responding sooner, to be honest I am a bit disorganized and was not expecting many responses. Basically we are folks from the neighborhood that have been growing tired of the Anti-American, Anti-Bush, Anti-Military, Anti-War protests plaguing our area. Most folks doing them I'm sure are sicere, however, there are many groups out there with a much different agenda. I would like to see all of you show up in Medford square at 9:30- noon or whenever needed to stay. we get a great response from people rolling through. Bring signs, and American flags,...

    03/05/2003 7:18:28 PM PST · by AuntB · 17 replies · 402+ views
    self | 3/05/03 | AuntB
    HEADS UP!!!!! SUPPORT OUR TROOPS RALLY - EVERY THURSDAY!!! Medford, Oregon Corner of Main St. and Central Ave. - Vogel Plaza Noon to 2pm. Bring your flags!!! Every Wednesday a bunch of worn out ol' hippy women in dressed in black parade around with their anti-American gear and signs in the same place. Last week we had 400 people and have decided to do it every Thursday. Bring your lunch or dine in downtown Medford!!!! The sun is shining and it's going to be a warm, wonderful day..and only an hour from California, so come on up and join us!
  • President Announces Healthy Forest Initiative

    08/23/2002 1:02:33 PM PDT · by AuntB · 51 replies · 1,301+ views
    The White House ^ | 8/23/02 | President George W. Bush
    August 22, 2002 President Announces Healthy Forest Initiative Remarks by the President on Forest Health and Preservation The Compton Arena Central Point, Oregon Master of ceremonies was Lars Larson with KXL, Portland. Senator Gordon Smith introduced the President of the United States. 12:54 P.M. PDT (YES! He was on time -- no 2 hour haircut holding up the airlines!) THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much for coming. Thanks for -- please be seated, unless of course you don't have a chair. (Laughter.) Thanks for that. Thank you all for such a warm welcome. It's such an honor to be...