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Mahar identity theft trial declared mistrial

MEDFORD, Ore – A mistrial is declared in the criminal trial of a well known figure in the Rogue Valley construction industry. Louis Mahar, a former owner of ‘Mahar Brothers Construction’, is facing two felony counts of identity theft. Medford Police say he …

Mahar identity theft trial begins Thursday

MEDFORD, Ore — Jury selection began today in the criminal trial of a prominent Medford businessman. Louis Mahar is facing two counts of identity theft. He is accused of forging his then-wife’s signature on an amended tax return. Police say he kept …

Man killed in Douglas County crash

DILLARD, Ore. – One person was killed in a Douglas County crash Monday night. Investigators said on the night of July 8, a BMW driven by a 19-year-old Myrtle Creek man collided with a Honda sedan driven by a 28-year-old Winston woman. …

Man dies after being hit by ODOT mower

This story has been updated. DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – Police have identified the man killed in a mowing accident along a Douglas County roadway. Oregon State Police said on Tuesday morning, an Oregon Department of Transportation employee was mowing vegetation along Highway …

Line established around Days Coffee Fire

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – Crews are getting a hand on a wildfire burning northwest of Tiller. The Douglas Forest Protective Association said on Wednesday afternoon, numerous lightning strikes occurred across their district. Six fires were detected along the route of the storm. …

Two hikers rescued from Mt. Thielson

MT. THIELSON, Ore. – Two Hikers were rescued from the slopes of Mt. Thielson over the weekend. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said on Friday, two people from Minnesota were hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail near Mt. Thielson when they came …

Man arrested for assaulting his elderly mother

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – An elderly woman was hospitalized with “significant injuries” after her son assaulted her, deputies said. According to the Douglas County Sherriff’s Office, 58-year-old Clay Elliot Dunsmore held his 83-year-old mother against her will and assaulted her inside a …