Police arrested a 24-year-old who worked as a high school custodian in southern Oregon after investigators say he was planning a possible "mass casualty event." The Jackson County District Attorney's Office has filed numerous charges, including attempted murder, against Kristopher Clay who worked as a custodian at South Medford High School.
High school custodian says he was planning mass shooting in Oregon with stockpiled weapons, police say
A high school custodian who confessed he was planning a mass shooting in southern Oregon has been arrested and charged with multiple crimes, police said Thursday. Kristopher Clay, 24, allegedly walked into the lobby of the Medford Police Department on July 20 and told an officer he was “having homicidal thoughts with plans to carry them out,” MPD said in a statement.
After the Oregon governor's office announced that the state would be requiring all healthcare workers get vaccinated or face testing for the virus, several health systems came forward with their own policies for their employees. According to the governor's office, starting at the end of September, healthcare workers in Oregon will need to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing or show proof of vaccination.
The number of Oregonians hospitalized with COVID-19 climbed by 35 new admissions to 457 Thursday, a four-and-a-half fold increase within the past four weeks and the highest number since January. There were other troubling indicators that the pandemic has come back with a vengeance: Officials reported the number of new known daily cases Thursday at 1,382.
PORTLAND, Ore. – Health officials reported 1,382 new coronavirus cases in Oregon on Thursday as hospitalizations continue to rise across the state. The latest identified COVID-19 cases brings Oregon’s total to 225,919 confirmed and presumptive cases since the pandemic began. The Oregon Health Authority also reported eight more COVID-related deaths.
A janitor at an Oregon high school was prepared to gun down students at teachers at the school where he worked and made detailed plans for the shooting spree, local police said Thursday. Thankfully, he turned himself in first, repentant. Kristopher Clay, the 24-year-old janitor for South Medford High School, surrendered to the Medford police department on July 20, allegedly confessing to officers he had “homicidal thoughts.” He remained in police custody until he was formally arrested Wednesday.
The Oregonian/OregonLive will be previewing each of 10 position groups leading up to the start of Oregon’s fall camp on Aug. 6. The final installment in the series reviews the inside linebackers. Oregon has to replace one of its most prolific defenders but also returns an inside linebacker room loaded with top end talent.
We’re taking an early look at Oregon’s opponents for the 2021 regular season. This 12-part series will feature analysis and insight from beat reporters who cover the teams Oregon will play this year. Defending Pac-12 champs The messy ending to last season that saw Oregon replace Washington in the Pac-12 Championship game and win it will surely be revisited.
Ex-wife of Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison lists her 200-acre Oregon horse farm, complete with a 10,000-sq-ft home, for $19.5M - but her 90 horses aren't included
The decor includes cedar siding and cherry woodwork, stone floors and glass doors. Barbara purchased the property in 2001 after she came across the house at a horse show at a nearby farm. Barbara then spent a decade remodeling and rebuilding the structure of the house before she moved into the main house in 2011.
A weak cold front is headed for Utah on Friday, and smoky skies are expected to clear on Saturday — but it’ll be a temporary reprieve, at best. Smoke from wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington continues to raise the level of particulates in Utah’s air.
Portland will see one more warm day with hazy skies Thursday before the weather patterns shift and much cooler air and possible rain arrive Friday. The National Weather Service expects smoke from northern California and southern Oregon wildfires to stick around one more day. A westerly airflow beginning overnight should do the job of clearing that smoky air eastward.
As irrigated crops compete with fish for scarce water, farmers in the Klamath Basin lament they may be the last generation to work the land They are land rich and resource poor. Most have hundreds of acres of fertile soil, some thousands, but little money in the bank and – most importantly – no water.
Gay, Black city official Eric Osterberg was told by a community member that he was "spreading AIDS". (Facebook/ Eric Osterberg) A city official in Oregon was threatened with stoning during a public meeting and called “a sinner for being gay“. Eric Osterberg, the assistant city manager of Klamath Falls, Oregon, was giving a presentation on racial equity and justice in the community on Monday (2 August).
A plane taking off from a gravel bar Thursday struck and injured a woman who was kayaking on the Willamette River, according to the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office. It happened shortly after 5 p.m. near Lower Lambert Bar, which is between Dayton and the Wheatland Ferry.
Oregon officials reported another concerning increase in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, as the number rose by 43 to a total of 422 patients on Wednesday — the highest number since January. The continued growth in hospitalized Oregonians comes as nearly all cases of COVID-19 in the state are believed to be caused by the highly contagious delta variant, which experts say also might cause more severe disease than previous strains.
Oregon state lawmakers and the attorney general are under growing pressure to address a 2020 U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning non-unanimous jury convictions. Oregon was one of two states that allowed a guilty verdict even if every juror did not think the person was guilty. Criminal justice reform advocates said the state and its top law enforcement officer, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, are not doing enough to address the ruling, but Rosenblum said state law does not allow her to act unilaterally to overturn the convictions of hundreds of people affected by the condemned law.
Oregon health care workers will have to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or face weekly testing, Gov. Kate Brown’s office said Wednesday, in an apparent step to fight the state’s run-away coronavirus case numbers fueled by the delta variant. The move comes amid a nationwide push to drive up vaccination rates, both for the general public and among health care workers in particular.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported 1,213 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in its daily report Wednesday, another day of surging numbers not seen since the state's winter peak. There have been 224,547 reported cases since the start of the pandemic. OHA reported five new deaths, bringing the state death toll to 2,877.