Cooley Offered Plea Deal
Accused sex offender and Rogue River high school senior Daniel Cooley will be offered a plea deal, the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office said.
Deputy District Attorney Zori Cook said the plea deal involves a sentence of more than 120 months, a lifetime probation period, mandatory sex offender registration and required counseling. The Josephine County DA's Office has been working with Cook throughout the case and should Cooley accept the deal; it will be in a Josephine County courtroom. “This has been a joint effort between both offices,” she said. “Cooley committed these crimes in both Jackson and Josephine counties, so cooperating and sharing information and resources seemed like the best thing to do. In the end, we are anxious to see this case coming to an end.” The Oregon State Police (Subscribe for full story)
EVFD Annual Holiday Dinner
Evans Valley Fire District 6 celebrated the holidays and the year winding down with their annual Christmas dinner last Saturday night. Community members also had another chance to thank former chief Bill Fuller for his years of service. “The 2017 fire season was very intense for the community," Chief Travis Crume said. We were faced with a few major conflagration incidents in our area, and people were very worried. Many were on evacuation notice for a time, and a few did leave until the all clear was given. The smoke was terrible and factor in the summer heat it wasn’t a pleasant season for us. “But, it could have been worse.” Overall, Wimer and the surrounding Evans Valley (Subscribe for full story)