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RR Man in Trouble Again, After Stalking Police Chief

For a second time in over a month, a Rogue River man with a history of threatening police and other crimes, was arrested Feb. 26. According to Rogue River Police Dept. (RRPD) Chief Ken Lewis, Aaron Berry, 35,was arrested after a night of reportedly bizarre behavior, attempting to elude police and reportedly assaulting an officer. “It started when dispatchers received a 911 call, reporting that someone was trespassing my residence and there was a call for backup,”Lewis said. “The officer on duty contacted me and we both searched the property. We found nothing.” A few minutes later, it was reported by Dispatch that the (Subscribe for full story)

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Amity Stops Chieftains Short of State Tournament

The Rogue River Chieftains were down in their first Class 3A state playoff game since 2009, but they were never really out, until it was too late. The Chieftains, who never led against Amity in the first-round game on Fri., Feb. 27, managed to narrow the gap several times against the Warriors but eventually fell 66-48 at James Martin Court. The loss, which ended the Chieftains' season at 16-9, kept Rogue River from advancing to the state tournament in boys' basketball for the first time since 1968. The Chieftains can have every single on this year's roster back for another run at the state tournament in 2016, but (Subscribe for full story)

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Gold Hill Addressing Law Enforcement Issues

The issue of how Gold Hill could fund a permanent law enforcement presence in the community was broached again during the city council’s Feb. 2 session. During the city council’s Dec. 1 session, City Manager Rick Hohnbaum presented the council with a pair of estimates, one contract with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) for a deputy and a part-time community service officer (CSO) and another for two deputies. The first contract would cost Gold Hill an estimated $227 thousand a year. The second, with two deputies, was more than $300 thousand a year. Both estimates include costs for uniforms, equipment and patrol vehicles – items already supplied by the JCSO. Hohnbaum said that in (Subscribe for full story)

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